WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Sept. 30, 2013) from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi, featuring the go home show to the Battleground pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for this coming Sunday night in Buffalo, New York.
Announced for the evening is the return of the Rhodes family, as Triple H has invited the entire crew -- Dusty, Dustin (Goldust), and Cody -- back so he can pitch them a business proposition.
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 SEPT. 30
Rex here. Time to mark out with out snark out.
Punk talks about predictability and how everything in his Heyman feud of late has been.
He also says that his revenge against them shall be predictable and he will triumph over them.
He wants his shot now and Maddox comes out to say that isn't best for business because he gets his shot at Battleground.
Maddox says that Punk just wants an outlet for his aggression and as Raw GM he can provide it.
As Punk starts to respond, Big E makes an appearance.
Big E says a quick word and then pounces on Punk.
A ref comes down and the beel rings as we head to break.
CM Punk vs Big E
In an entertaining bout that both men looked good in, CM Punk defeated Big E by pinfall after a flying elbow and GTS.
Fandango vs Kofi Kingston
In a quick but fun little match, Kingston takes the victory by pinfall.
Before he gets the chance to breath, Bray Wyatt makes an appearance.
Kingston has a chair in his hand as Wyatt cuts a promo from his rocking chair.
Wyatt says he finally knows what he must do and that "one by one they will all fall down"
Bellas in the back talking about Brie being the number one contender.
Orton interrupts and brings up her engagement to Daniel Bryan.
He keeps asking for the date of the wedding and warns her that they better make it sooner rather than later.
Renee Young with Heyman.
She asks about Punk and Heyman says it is sad to watch a man descend into madness.
Heyman says that Punk will never lay a hand on him again and his quest will just lead to Punk's downfall.
Los Matadores vs 3MB
MASCARITA DORADA! They give him an awesome pre-match routine to show off some of his skills.
In a fun bout with a surprising amount of time- Los Matadores got the victory over 3MB.
After the match, El Torrito (Mascarita Dorada) got to show off his skills some more.
HHH and Stephanie out to the ring.
They bring out the Rhodes family. Goldust has on a suit with his face paint. Awesome.
HHH says that the Rhodes family has failed in the previous three opportunities they gave them all.
Stephanie says that Cody and Goldust will get jobs if they can beat the Tag Team Champions of Reigns and Rollins at Battleground.
HHH says if they lose, they will never work for WWE again. Same with their father.
Dusty says that the only condition he has is that he gets to be in their corner.
Stephanie agrees and warns Dusty about him seemingly looking for a fight and that he just might get it.
As HHH and Stephanie leave the ring, the Shield swarms the Rhodes family and beats them down- including Dusty.
Curtis Axel vs R-Truth
Axel seemed to be on his way to victory when Punk's music hit. Punk didn't emerge but the distraction provided the oppurtunity for R-Truth to snatch away victory from the jaws of defeat.
Video package of Bryan and Brie's relationship.
Brie Bella vs Alicia Fox
AJ and Taminia are watching in the back.
Brie wins in a nothing match.
Axel is worrying in the back and Heyman tries to calm him down.
Ryback comes in and says there is no need to worry. That they should go down and give Punk what he wants.
Heyman has Ryback go get some food and then says he is going to go down to the ring and propose to Ryback.
Renee Young with Big Show.
Show is upset at everyone judging him without understanding the position he is in.
Show begins to turn this sadness and frustration at the acts he has been forced to perform into a seething anger.
As Big Show is progressing towards full on rage he proclaims that he is going to knockout HHH.
Big Show is an awesome actor.
R-Truth is lobbying Maddox for an IC title shot but Show busts in and picks up Maddox.
He demands that Maddox get HHH for him.
Alberto Del Rio vs Zack Ryder
Del Rio crushed Ryder. Shocker...
Ryback and Heyman out to the ring.
Heyman states that he is a renowned political scientist as well as a great manager.
He states his theory on insurgency and how he had to go against it a bit in Chicago.
They recap the ambush from last week and Heyman hands the mic over to Ryback.
Ryback states he hates nothing more than bullies and he will do anything to protect Heyman.
Heyman says in this progressive world, people should be honest with their feelings.
Heyman says that he wants to make a commitment to the Ryback.
The fans chant Get A Room and Heyman chides them for their behavior.
Heyman gets on one knee and asks if Ryback will become a Paul Heyman Guy.
Ryback smiles but before he can respond, Punk's music hits again.
Punk emerges from the crowd and when he tries to get over the barricade he apparently hurts his knee.
Punk continues to struggle with the knee as a WWE doctor comes to check up on him.
As Heyman comes to the ropes to check on him, Punk grabs a kendo stick from under the ring and takes out Heyman's leg.
Punk hits Ryback with it and then Axel (who charged the ring).
Ryback grabs Heyman and retreats with him as Punk continues to beat down Axel and then hits him with the GTS.
The Shield vs Dolph Ziggler and the Usos
In typical Shield six man tag action, all involved put on a excellent match that came to a conclusion when Roman Reigns speared Ziggler for the three count.
The cops come to arrest Big Show for making threats against HHH.
Stephanie steps in and states that the cops don't need to take any action.
She then brings up Show's struggles at home and alludes to some possible impotency.
RVD talks with RY about his upcoming match with Del Rio. Nothing really entertaining at all.
Colter does some heeling by insulting Mississippi.
Antonio Cesaro vs Santino
Santino has Hornswoggle and Khali at ringside with him.
Santino wins. Ugh.
Jerry Lawler out and he brings up the Bryan-Bella engagement.
He introduces Bryan.
Before Bryan can say a word, Orton comes out and states that Bryan doesn't stand a chance.
Bryan says Orton talks a great game despite being monotone.
Bryan states that for everything Orton has, Bryan has never needed to be motivated like HHH seems to think Orton needs to be.
Orton finally snaps and just starts to beat down on Bryan.
Orton is terrorizing Bryan inside the ring and out as Brie comes down to the ring to try and plead for her fiance.
Orton ignores her and just demolishes Bryan until he is out for good as we fade to black.