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WWE Raw results, live blog (Nov. 3, 2014): Team Cena vs. Team Authority?

WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Nov. 3, 2014) from the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Survivor Series pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for later this month in St. Louis.

Advertised for tonight: John Cena looks for more members to join his team, The Authority does the same, Nikki Bella is the new number one contender, and more!

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. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)



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Show is LIVE

Recap of last week's show, mainly focusing on the storyline involving Randy Orton, John Cena, and Seth Rollins.


Vince McMahon, in a RARE TV appearance, comes out with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.

Insert lots of WWE Network shilling here.

Also, a possible stipulation for Survivor Series is announced: If Team Authority loses at Survivor Series, The Authority will be no more.

As everyone exits the ring, Dean Ambrose comes out to the ring and shakes hands with Vince.


Backstage, Vince is having one of his moments. He tells The Authority to "have a damn good show."


Dean Ambrose vs Cesaro

The match is your typical fare minus Cesaro getting busted open after a flying elbow from Ambrose. We go to break as the Bray Wyatt interruption occurs.

The match continues as Bray Wyatt sits in his rocking chair observing the match. The rest of the match is what you would expect from these two: good and back-and-forth. In the end, Ambrose rolls out of a backslide pin and hits Dirty Deeds for the win.

Dean Ambrose defeats Cesaro by pinfall

After the match, Bray Wyatt disappears


Backstage, Steph and Trips are talking about their upcoming Survivor Series team. Trips decides to call Randy Orton, which is a move that Steph protests.


Jimmy Uso vs The Miz

The attention is completely stolen by Damien Mizdow as usual. In fact, the crowd boos Jey Uso when he kicks Mizdow. The match in the ring was ok.

Mizdow distracts Jimmy enough so Miz can hit the Skull Crushing Finale for the win.

The Miz defeats Jimmy Uso by pinfall


Sheamus vs Tyson Kidd

Pretty good back-and-forth match that ends when Tyson uses Natalya to block Sheamus' return to the ring. This causes Sheamus to be counted out.

Tyson Kidd defeats Sheamus by count-out

After the match, Tyson eats a Brogue Kick


Before the next match, The Authority announces part of Team Authority:

Seth Rollins, Kane, Randy Orton

Trips also tries to woo Dolph Ziggler to join Team Authority by appealing to Ziggler's ego to be the best.

Steph then asks the ultimate question: "Where's John Cena."

Trips continues his amazingly awesome pitch to Ziggler. After some time, Ziggler appears to accept, but instead tells The Authority that he wants them ALL out of power.

Trips responds by telling Ziggler that he made a huge mistake, and he could be empty-handed instantly. To demonstrate, Trips makes a match between Ziggler and Seth Rollins for the Intercontinental Championship.


Dolph Ziggler vs Seth Rollins (Intercontinental Championship)

Excellent back-and-forth match that almost ends with Rollins getting the win after curb-stomping Ziggler. However, as Rollins starts going for the pin, Randy Orton comes in and RKOs Rollins to cause the DQ.

Seth Rollins defeats Randy Orton by DQ

After the DQ, Kane comes down and an argument starts in the ring.


Backstage, The Authority are talking about Randy Orton when he barges in. He says that he wasn't trying to make a statement when he RKOd Seth Rollins, and he wants a match with him tonight. His rage continues with him threatening to join Team Cena.

Eventually, Trips shuts Orton up and says that he "needs Randy Orton on our team" since everything is at stake for The Authority. To appease Orton, his match is granted for tonight. Trips also tells Orton that this conflict ends tonight, and they go to war at Survivor Series.


Another freaky-ass Luke Harper promo...apparently the man wears contact lenses.


I left to go get food and clear my mind...I got some really bad news regarding a family member, so my mind isn't really in the game. I do apologize for this

Cliffnotes of last segments:

Ryback beats Titus O'Neill

Mark Henry whips Big Show's ass


Backstage, The Authority praise Henry's ruthless aggression against Big Show. They then start talking about their Survivor Series team, with most focus being toward the Orton/Rollins conflict.


AJ Lee is out for commentary for the next match.

Renee Young interviews Brie Bella when Nikki comes in and dogs Brie. The two leave, and Renee turns to see Erick Rowan, who strokes her hair in a freaky fashion.


Nikki Bella vs Emma

Pretty quick yet decent women's match. The Buffalo crowd chants "CM Punk" like they think they're cool or something. Nikki gets the pinfall with the Rack Attack

Nikki Bella defeats Emma by pinfall

After the match, Brie raises Nikki's hand, and then walks down and slaps AJ. AJ nails Brie and goes after Nikki, who bails.


Zack Ryder vs Rusev

Rusev crushes

Rusev defeats Zack Ryder

After the match, Lana does her usual schtick. This time, she says that Vladimir Putin has commanded Rusev to bring the United States Championship. Rusev promises to annihilate Sheamus.

Sheamus comes out and says that he takes pride in the US Championship since it signifies the American Dream. He promises to give Rusev the fight of his life after Raw.


Backstage, Rusev and Lana are walking when they encounter Steph, who offers Rusev a spot on Team Authority. Lana says that they'll get back to her.


Stardust vs Fernando

Miz and Mizdow are on commentary for this match.

Quick match that features some decent in-ring action, El Torito getting involved, and a huge argument that distracts Stardust, causing him to eat a Backstabber from Fernando for the pin.

Fernando defeats Stardust by pinfall


Randy Orton vs Seth Rollins

Stephanie, Triple H, and Kane are ringside to observe this match.

Awesome back-and-forth match that really fulfills the whole "beat the crap out of each other" idea that this match served. The ending of the match was pretty sudden when Rollins pinned Orton with a backslide.

Seth Rollins defeats Randy Orton by pinfall

After the match, a pissed-off Orton argues with Triple H and stares down Rollins. Eventually, Orton shakes the hands of Jamie Noble, Joey Mercury, Kane, and Seth Rollins. Suddenly, Orton RKOs Rollins. He lines up for the punt, but Trips comes in and blocks him.

After a tense staredown, Orton socks Triple H and earns a beatdown from everyone. However, he escapes and beats the tar out of everyone before eventually being separated from Rollins, who curb stomps Orton on the announce table, busting him open.

After a bit of debating, Triple H tells everyone to finish Orton. This leads to Rollins curb-stomping a bloody Orton on the steel ring steps to end the show.

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