Monday, January 27, 2014

Raw Results 01/27/14

Raw results from Cleveland, OH:

The opening segment had Stephanie McMahon and Triple H praising how great the Royal Rumble was including Orton, Brock Lesnar and Batista all winning.  Daniel Bryan came out to interrupt saying he should've been in the Royal Rumble.  Steph and HHH passed it off as not wanting to jeopardize his safety with two matches the same night.  Bryan then talked about them giving the people what they want.  He said he wants in the Elimination Chamber.  He told Stephanie to step aside and went nose-to-nose with HHH asking him to make it happen.  HHH said it sounded good but it's not just the two of them in the ring.  The Shield's music hit and they came to the ring area with HHH and Steph exiting.  Bryan quickly grabbed a steel chair, but Reigns was able to knock him down wit ha shot to the head.  Rollins and Ambrose pitched in, but Sheamus soon rushed out to help Bryan.  That wasn't enough, so Cena came out next to fully even the odds, clearing Shield from the ring.

Later on, Cole and crew recapped the earlier incident and said there's now a six-man tag match for later on in Raw.  The winning team will be part of the Elimination Chamber match at next month's PPV.

The Real Americans defeated Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara via pinfall.  During the match, Zeb Colter got in Jack Swagger's face and slapped him to get him fired up.  Later, Swagger started to dominate Sin Cara.  The close came as Cesaro caught Cara later on with a huge uppercut and then hit the Neutralizer to finish things off.  Post-match, Colter shook hands with Swagger and Cesaro to commend their efforts.

Bad News Barrett came out in his elevated podium and mocked The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler Battle of Cleveland match, saying if it was the Battle for Cleveland, there'd be two losers, because Cleveland is inhabited by losers.

R-Truth defeated Fandango via pinfall.  Xavier Woods was on guest commentary.  Emma from NXT was shown in the crowd holding a sign.  At one point, Fandango escaped the ring to recover with Truth chasing him.  Summer Rae distracted Truth and then Fandango blasted him with a clothesline.  Later, Truth managed to hit his finisher to get the pin, then Woods got in the ring to celebrate with him.

GM Brad Maddox was in the ring and introduced the champ Randy Orton, who put over his own win over Cena at the Rumble.  He said some fans aren't happy with it, but he doesn't give a damn, because all that matters is he won. Orton said he knows he'll have to put his title on the line again at the PPV in Feb, then asked Maddox if that was his decision or The Authority.  2014 Royal Rumble winner Batista came to the ring to interrupt, saying "On April 6, I am walking out of WrestleMania as WWE World Heavyweight Champion and nothing is going to change that."

Next to join the mix were Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar.  Heyman said he and his client are getting restless so The Authority has two options: make history with Orton vs. Lesnar for the title on the spot, or Lesnar vs. Batista.  He said he likes both options but it's up to the fans what they want to see.  He told Maddox they want a decision from The Authority tonight, or else.

Dolph Ziggler defeated The Miz via pinfall.  During the match, Miz managed to put a Figure Four on Ziggler, but he got to the ropes to break it.  Moments later, Ziggler was able to put Miz away with the Zig Zag for the pinfall win.

The Uso Brothers defeated Curtis Axel and Ryback via pinfall.  During the match they discussed how Axel had a photo he took with Steelers' QB Ben Roethlisberger last night saying how much they look alike.  Ryback lost the match when The Usos connected on several big moves on him including the top rope splash.

Alberto Del Rio defeated Kofi Kingston via pinfall.  During the match, they talked about how Del Rio still hates Batista and said he won't even make it to WrestleMania.  In the late stages of the match, Kofi hit SOS but Del Rio reached the ropes.  Del Rio had several near falls including one after a Backstabber.  The finale saw Del Rio hit a Superkick for the win.

The New Age Outlaws and Rhodes Brothers fought to a No contest for the WWE Tag Team titles.  Late in the match, Road Dogg had a visible cut on his forehead after a move from Goldust.  Cody managed hit a double dropkick on the Outlaws later on.  Later still, Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman walked to ringside.  Lesnar got in the ring with the Rhodes and hit F5's on them both as the Outlaws took off backstage. Post-match, Heyman got on the mic to say The Authority chose option #3 meaning Brock Lesnar would fight no one.  He said they'll show what happens when Brock doesn't get what he wants.  Lesnar grabbed a steel chair and bashed both the Rhodes with it before leaving to his music with Heyman.

The Bella Twins, Cameron, and Naomi beat Aksana, A.J. Lee, Tamina, and Alicia Fox via pinfall.  Late in the match, there was a big triple suplex move.  The finish came when Naomi hit the Rearview on A.J. to get the pin.  Post-match, The Bellas and Funkadactyls danced to celebrate.

Jerry Lawler stood up to announce the next WWE Hall of Fame inductee for 2014.  A video played to talk about Jake "The Snake" Roberts who will now be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Daniel Bryan, John Cena, and Sheamus defeated The Shield by DQ.  The match lasted nearly 25 minutes total.  Late in the match, Cena put the STF on Reigns, who managed to power out of the move.  Suddenly, the Wyatt's sound effects hit and the lights went out.  When the lights were back, they were stomping away on Cena.  Bryan and Sheamus helped Cena out, and eventually the faces cleared the ring of them.  The Shield had left the ring, and Justin Roberts announced it was a DQ, giving the faces the win.  With the win, Cena, Sheamus and Bryan claimed three spots in the Elimination Chamber match.  The Shield looked upset at ringside as Raw went off the air.

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