Hulk Hogan is rumored to be making an appearance tonight. Also expect to see the latest development in the Ambrose v. Rollins storyline.
Tonight's show begins with a recap of last week's confrontations between Cena and Ambrose against the authority.
Stephanie and Triple H come to the ring. The crowd chants CM Punk. Stephanie says she understands why they cheer for quitters, because they are all quitters. She addresses Ambrose stealing the MITB briefcase last week and says it won't be tolerated. Triple H says that stealing the briefcase disrespected the business. Heyman comes out and says that Lesnar feels disrespected by Rollins interfering in his match with Cena at Night of Champions. Stephanie cuts in and warns Heyman not to threaten them. Rollins' music hits and he comes to the ring. Rollins gets on the mic and says no one in the Authority told him to come to the ring at NOC and curb stomp Lesnar. He says that he is trying to build a career the same way Heyman did: By taking advantage of opportunity. He then apologizes for possibly offending Heyman and Lesnar. Triple H gets in Heyman's face and says he enjoyed their conversation.
Rollins then calls out Ambrose. Ambrose shows up on the Titantron with the MITB briefcase. He says seeing the Authority makes him sick. Ambrose says that if they want the briefcase back, they would have to come and get it. The Authority make their way up the ramp. Cena's music hits and Cena attacks Seth Rollins. Rollins flees.
The Authority are shown backstage talking about getting some sledgehammers.
MATCH: Dolph Ziggler vs. Cesaro vs. Miz
The match begins with Miz and Cesaro beating Ziggler into the corner. Miz is thrown out of the way. Miz rolls up Cesaro for a 2 count. Cesaro kicks out and slams Miz for a 2 count. Cesaro goes for the swing but is stopped by Miz. Miz rolls up Ziggler for a 2 count. Ziggler fights back and throws Miz into Cesaro. Cesaro delivers a backbreaker and throws Ziggler out of the rjng. Cesaro executes a gorilla press but gets drop kicked from behind by Ziggler.
The show returns with Cesaroin control of Ziggler> Miz tries to roll up Cesaro. Cesaro stops him but gets rolled up. The 3 men exchange roll ups. Ziggler fights back and hits a double DDT on Cesaro and Miz. Ziggler hits a dropkick followed by a big splash. Ziggler then grabs Cesaro and Miz and delivers a Neckbreaker/DDT. Cesaro rolls out of the ring. Sandow intereferes and Miz rolls up Ziggler for 2. Ziggler hits a sunset flip Miz for a 2 count. Cesaro gets back in the ring and tries to roll up Miz. Ziggler uses Cesaro to hit catapult Miz in the groin. Ziggler applies the Figure 4 on Miz but its broken up by Cesaro with a double foot stomp. He covers Ziggler for 2. Cesaro goes after Miz in the corner. Miz hits a clothesline. Miz goes to the top rope. He gets caught with a European uppercut from Cesaro. Ziggler hits a super kick on Cesaro and covers Miz for the 3 count.
WINNER: Dolph Ziggler via Pinfall
2 guys in suits are shown looking for Ambrose backstage. They run into Khali and Khali says something.
The show returns with a vignette of the Wyatt Family, centering on Luke Harper.
The Authority are shown backstage. The 2 men who were looking for Ambrose say they can't find them. Damien Sandow then confronts Triple H on behalf of the Miz about getting a 1 on 1 rematch against Ziggler. Triple H mocks Sandow and says he is facing Sheamus in a match tonight.
MATCH: Layla vs. Rosa Mendez
The 2 women lock up/ Rosa is driven to the corner. Layla hits a spin kick and throws Rosa to the mat. Natalya and Tyson Kidd argue outside or something. Layla applies a rear chinlock. Michael Cole plugs NXT. Layla makes a cover for 1. Rosa's hair extensions fall out. Rosa is dumped outside the ring. Natalya attacks Summer Rae. Back in the ring something that is supposed to be a wrestling match continues. Layla hits her finisher for the 3 count.
WINNER: Layla via Pinfall
Dean Ambrose is shown walking backstage with the MITB Briefcase.
The show returns with Dean Ambrose making his way to the ring. Ambrose gets a table from under the ring. He places the briefcase on the table in the ring. He says that he doesn't like the way the Authority runs their merch stands. He then pulls out a bunch of t-shirts from his gym bag and says there will be a clearance sale tonight. He begins to auction off the t-shirts. The Authority's henchman come to the ring. Ambrose tells them if they want the briefcase to come get it. They retreat. Ambrose then begins throwing the shirts into the crowd.
Rollins music hits and he and the 2 henchman come to the ring along with a slew of security guards. Ambrose makes fun of them. Ambrose then says they can take the briefcase and says he doesn't want any problems. Ambrose retreats through the crowd. Rollins gets in the ring and and opens the briefcase. Green fluid sprays all over his face.
The show returns with Rollins flipping out about getting sprayed in the face. Something vibrates inside the MITB Briefcase. Rollins says its an electric razor and storms off.
Mark Henry comes to the ring and apologizes for losing to Rusev. Bo Dallas comes out and tells him to close the Hall of Pain and join the Hall of Bolievers.
MATCH: Bo Dallas vs. Mark Henry
Henry delivers a headbutt to Dallas. Henry tosses him to the ring. Dallas is whipped into the corner. Henry hits a big scoop slam. Henry delivers another headbutt. Henry goes for the Henry bomb but Dallas moves. Dallas hits the running Bo Dog for the 3 count.
WINNER: Bo Dallas via Pinfall
Dallas is interviewed backstage. Mark Henry attacks him and beats him up.
Stardust cuts a promo backstage. Goldust shows up and says they have obtained the cosmic key, everything else is science fiction.
Brie Bella is in the ring. Nikki Bella comes to the top of the ramp and talks smack on Daniel Bryan and Brie.
MATCH: Naomi and Eva Marie vs. Brie Bella
Brie Bella hits an armdrag. Eva Marie fights back and throws Brie to the mat. Brie is driven to the corner and stomped to the mat. Naomi is tagged in and they double team Brie. Naomi applies a rear chinlock. Brie fights back. Eva Marie interferes. Brie ducks an attack form Naomi. She knocks Eva MArie off the apron. Brie rolls up Naomi for the 3 count.
WINNER: Brie Bella via Pinfall
The show returns with Adam Rose on commentary. The entire exotic express is at ringside.
MATCH: Heath Slater and Titus O'Neil vs. Los Matadores
O'neil forces Matador to the corner. Matador fights out and goes for a cross body but is caught. O'Neil slams Matadore and follows up with a back breaker. Slater is tagged in. Matador makes the tag. Matador hits a headscissors and drives slater to the corner. Hornswoggle, dressed as a gator, distracts Matador, but is chased away by El Torito. Slater capitalizes and rolls up Matador for the 3 count.
WINNER: Heath Slater and Titus O'Neil via Pinfall
Rusev and Lana come to the ring. Lana gets on the mic and says that Big Show was defeated, but then attacked Rusev in a cowardly way. Big Show's music hits. He gets on the mic and says that all their Russian propaganda is a bunch of crap. A video package plays of Henry and Big Shows rivalry with Rusev culminating in Rusev getting knocked out by Big Show. Rusev gets on the mic and says that yells threat at Big Show in English. English tells him no one speaks Russian in America. Show goes to the ring to confront Rusev and Rusev flees. Big Show then rips down the giant Russian flag. Russev runs in the ring and is tossed right out by Big Show.
John Cena is interviewed backstage. Cena sucks up to the crowd. He then says that he is glad he is teaming with Ambrose instead of fighting him tonight. However, after tonight, Ambrose better not get in Cena's way to Rollins. Ambrose shows up and they exchange words.
AJ Lee comes out for a match. Paige comes out and says that when she first came to WWE, people took advantage of here. PAige announces that she has a new "best friend". Alicia Fox comes out.
MATCH: AJ Lee vs. Alicia Fox
Alicia comes out of the gate with an aggresive offense. AJ fights back with a headscissors takedown followed by a heel kick. Alicia rolls out of the ring. AJ jumps to the outside from the top rope and takes out Paige and Alicia. Back in the ring, Paige distracts AJ. Alicia Fox capitalizes and gets the 3 count.
WINNER: Alicia Fox via Pinfall
After the match Fox and Paige beat up AJ Lee.
Another Luke Harper vignette plays.
MATCH: Sheamus vs. Damien Sandow
Shemaus drives Sandow into the corner. Sheamus takes Sandow to the mat. Sandow rolls out of the ring. He gets on the apron. Sheamus goes for 10 beats of the Bodhran. Sandow fights back and drives Sheamus to the corner. Sheamus fights back and tosses Sheamus across the ring with several hip tosses. Sandow fights back with a knee followed by a DDT for a 2 count. Sandow applies a rear chinlock. Sheamus is sent to the corner and beat to the mat. Sheamus fights back with several axe handle blows. He hits a high running knee to the corner followed by the Ten Beats. Miz tries to interfere. Sheamus fights him off and hits a Brogue Kick on Sandow for the 3 count.
WINNER: Sheamus via Pinfall
The show returns with Hulk Hogan making his way to the ring. He gets to the ring and hypes up the Susan G. Komen foundation and the fight against breast cancer.
MATCH: Kane and Randy Orton vs. Dean Ambrose and John Cena
Orton and Cena square off. Cena gets behind orton. Orton hits a back elbow and drives Cena to the corner. Cena reverses a whip and hits a bulldog for 2. Kane is tagged in. They double team Cena. Kane delivers several right hands. Cena fights back with a shoulder tackle. Cena goes for the AA but Kane falls on him. Orton is tagged in and stomps on Cena.
The show returns with Orton planting Cena with a power slam for a 2 count. Orton goes for the RKO but Cena counters. Orton stops his momentum with a backbreaker. Kane is tagged in and hits a big boot for 2. Cena fights back with a drop kick but Kane hits a sideslam for another 2 count. Orton is tagged in. Orton drops a knee for a 2 count. Orton goes for the DDT from the middle rope but Cena dumps him out of the ring. Ambrose is tagged in and the corwd goes nuts. He clears house and hits a cross body on Orton. ORton is dumped outside the ring. Kane pulls Ambrose's foot. Ambrose hits a slingshot over the top rope on Kane followed by a Suicide dive to Orton. Back in the ring, Ambrose hits the Dirty Deeds on Orton. He covers him but the count is broken up by Rollins. The ref calls for the bell.
After the match, Cena and Ambrose clear house. Ambrose throws Cena out of the ring to get to Rollins. Rollins Kane and Orton soon recover and take out Cena and Ambrose.
This episode was more of the same that we've seen over the past few months on Raw. Ambrose is easily the best all around performer active on the roster right now. The rivalry brewing between him and Cena is going to be epic and is going to make a Superstar out of Ambrose. I said it before and I'll say it again, Ambrose is the new Roddy Piper and brings a level of intensity that the WWE hasn't seen in a long time. His promo tonight was great until the cartoonish green slime spewed from the briefcase all over Rollins face. It was another example of how WWE is stuck in the PG Era despite their best attempts to convince us otherwise.
Other than that, I'm hoping that the rivalry between Ziggler and Cesaro plays out until Survivor Series. Their match on SmackDown this past Friday was notable and an epic match at one of the "Big 4" PPVs between these 2 can easily make the IC Title relevant again. I'm hoping Cesaro ends up with the belt, but Ziggler is a great wrestler and can easily bring some level of prestige back to the once illustrious belt.
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