Stipulations, betrayals & a Hell in a Cell legend returns - RAW review 20th October

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The final episode of RAW before the much anticipated Hell in a Cell Pay-Per-View was packed with action as the Authority had the biggest night of all.

A controversial curb stomp, a hall of famer returning, a Seth Rollins dummy and due to RAW being in Kansas City, many World Series references.

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The big story

RAW opened with the Authority coming to the ring and after Rollins outlined what he plans to do to Dean Ambrose at Hell in a Cell, Triple H revealed that the winner of the Randy Orton vs John Cena match will go on to face Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

When Orton went to thank Triple H for the opportunity, he revealed it was Seth Rollins' idea and after Orton then went to ask Mr Money in the Bank about his motives, he reminded him that he will be looking to cash in his briefcase soon.

Ambrose eventually came to the ring with a dummy of Rollins and began to dismantle it in his most mentally disturbed scene yet before Rollins would come out and the two would be joined by a Hell in a Cell legend, Mick Foley.

Foley warned the two of the change to their lives that will come after Sunday, meanwhile Orton and Cena had a promo in the ring in which they were joined by Paul Heyman and Orton stood tall after RKO-ing both men.

In the main event, Rollins, Kane and Orton teamed against Cena and Ambrose in a three-on-two street fight, eventually the Cell lowered around the ring and all five competitors battled it out.

The big story however came after Randy Orton finally pinned Ambrose but then received a curb stomp from Rollins who then climbed the cell and celebrated as the show went off the air.

Another international incident

Rusev took on Big E and got the win after applying the accolade but in his celebrations, rather than the Russian flag dropping above the ring, the American flag lowered with Big Show laughing on screen.

As it looked like Rusev was going to pull the flag down, a fan in military attire ran in to stop him and after being held back by security received a kick to the head from Rusev.

The Big Show helped the fan out then delivered a promo looking visibly upset, he later went on the hunt for Rusev but couldn't find the Bulgarian Brute.

Same teams, different winner

In a rematch from Smackdown, US Champion Sheamus teamed with the Usos to take on The Miz, Goldust and Stardust - before the match, the Miz told his stunt double Damian Mizdow to take his place in the match.

Mizdow ended up getting the pin-fall victory and the Miz celebrated by running around the ring shouting "I won I won."

Frenemies reign supreme

AJ Lee took on her Hell in a Cell opponents friend Alicia Fox and Paige herself had a hand to play in the match as she caused the distraction which allowed Alicia to get the win.

A sight of things to come?

Cesaro faced off against the Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler and got the win in what proved to be a very dominant performance.

Cesaro clearly has aspirations to be the champion one day as he tweeted after the match that he is the "next IC champion."

A good warm-up

Brie Bella warmed up for her match at Hell in a Cell with a win over Summer Rae as her sister Nikki watched on from backstage.


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