WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Nov. 4, 2013) from the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England, featuring Corporate Kane taking control of the show as the Director of Operations under the watchful eye of the evil overlords, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
Advertised for tonight: CM Punk and Daniel Bryan possibly forming a coalition to go against the Wyatt Family, Alberto Del Rio and Damien Sandow chasing John Cena and his world heavyweight title, the latest in the Big Show saga against "The Authority", and much, much more.
NOTE: Spoilers are available for this show and you can read them by clicking here.
Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here.
WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR NOV. 11
Rex here. Time to mark out with our snark out.
Randy Orton out to start things.
Crowd is super hot.
He let's us know that the McMahons are on vacation and Orton says he is in charge of tonight's Raw.
Out comes Maddox to applause.
Maddox wants to make Orton-Rhodes.
Kane comes out and says that he is in charge since he is the Director of Operations. Huge "You Sold Out Chants"
Maddox says it's his job and proceeds to officially make the match.
Kane says that ain't happening and makes Orton-Goldust.
Vicki comes out to nuclear heat.
She is finally able to make her announcement and makes a handicap match/
Orton vs the Rhodes Bros.
Handicap Match: The Rhodes Bros vs Randy Orton
Results: The Rhodes Bros win by countout.
- Goldust being awesome
- Big Show absolutely destroying Orton by putting him through the table
- Orton's selling of the destruction
Los Matadores and Santino vs the Union Jacks (3MB in Union Jack attire)
Results: Los Matadores and Santino win by pinfall
- The bait and switch on it being a new tag team.
- El Torito taunting Heath Slater and causing a chase
- Double suicide dive from Los Matadores
- El Torito hitting a flip from the turnbuckle to the outside on Slater
- The Cobra and Santino have bull horns
Orton getting his should checked in the back.
Maddox comes in to say it wasn't his fault.
Vickie apologizes for what happened and Orton is angry at her.
Kane tries to calm him down and he gets more upset.
Orton snaps at him and Kane threatens him.
Damien Sandow vs Kofi Kingston
Results: Sandow wins by pinfall
- Sandow methodically working Kingston whenever he has him grounded
- Sandow messing with the ropes to stop Kingston from springboarding
- It's a victory for Sandow. What's not to love?
Intercontinental Title Match: Curtis Axel (c) vs Dolph Ziggler
Result: Curtis Axel wins by pinfall
- Axel and Ziggler both with beautiful dropkicks
- Ziggler's insane bump to the outside
- Let's Go Ziggler chants from the crowd
- Ziggler calling for the belt during his elbows spot
- Dat Ziggler Splash
- Axel selling big for every bit of Ziggler's offense
- Ziggler largely dominating the match until the very end
Kane and Maddox bickering in the back.
Kane makes the main event of the night The Shield vs Punk and Bryan
Zack Ryder with a goatee shilling for WWE merchandise now
Nikki Bella vs Tamina Snuka
Result: Tamina Snuka wins by pinfall thank to AJ interference
- Crowd chanting "This is awful" and "We want tables"
- Nothing else
Shield checking on Orton in the back and he bitches about them being nowhere to protect him.
Ambrose tells Orton it's none of his business were they were.
Rollins and Reigns mention that they don't work for any of the corporate underlings or Orton.
Ambrose rubs Ortons shoulder a bit as they peace out.
He does all the little mannerisms so damn good
Fandango vs Tyson Kidd
Result: Fandango wins by pinfall
- Getting lost in Fandango and Kidd's eyes
Cena out first.
Colter talks trash on England, the monarchy, and Mr. Bean (he went too far there)
Handicap Match: John Cena vs The Real Americans
Results: Cena wins by submission
- Early in the match and Del Rio makes his way out with a Mexican flag to the announcing team.
- Cesaro putting Cena into the barrier
- Half-nelson neck breaker from Cena
- Cena's counter to the big Swing
- Cesaro with a splash off the top rope that Cena rolls through and picks Cesaro up
- The psychology of the quick tags from Real Americans
- Cesaro uppercuts. I will never tire of those
- The entire series that lead to the Cena powerbomb.
- Swiss Death!
- Brutal running uppercut into the corner
Truth raps before his match
Ryback vs Truth
Result: Truth wins by pinfall
- Ryback picking up Truth and running him into the corners
- Ryback missing a big clothesline and running into the corner that led to the Truth roll up
Big E Langston vs Alberto Del Rio
Result: ADR wins by submission
- Langston opening up with haymakers to the gut
- Disappointing match considering the chemistry these two usually have
Bakc from break and Axel is in the ring with a wheelchair bound Heyman who has both a leg brace and a neck brace.
Heyman says our hero did this.
Heyman blames Ryback for what happened to him as well for his failure.
He then says that he is slumming it by being in Manchester.
Heyman then announces that he shall return with a vengeance and hang like a Sword of Damocles.
Out comes Punk now.
Punk charges the ring and Axel meets him there.
Punk gets the upper hand and goes for a kendo stick.
Punk spins Heyman chair around which cause Heyman to fall out of it and then Punk beats him some more with the kendo stick.
Now Bryan makes his way out to the ring for their tag match.
Daniel Bryan and CM Punk vs The Shield in a Handicap Match
- Everything, fantastic match
- WYATT FAMILY APPEARANCE AS AMBROSE WAS ABOUT TO TAP TO THE ANACONDA VICE