Riley’s Corner: WWE Raw Review for 10/08/13

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Riley’s Corner

With Riley Ross

Welcome back to Riley’s Corner where I break down each segment and match on RAW. Tonight’s show should be full of fallout from the Battleground PPV. Will Stephanie and Triple H punish Big Show for his traitorous actions? What is going to happen between Orton and Daniel Bryan since there was no clear winner in there match? Is this the end of the CM Punk and Paul Heyman feud? Will the Shield destroy the Rhodes family (please let this be the case)? Hopefully tonight in Pittsburgh, PA we will get answers. On commentary tonight we have Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, and the abrasive JBL.

Stephanie McMahon comes out to open the show. She starts off by saying that the main event was ruined due to Big Show. She calls him out to the ring now. He has the nerve to look smug. He starts to speak and she tells him to shut up. He lets out a weak sorry and she busts his balls big time. I love you Stephanie for slapping him repeatedly. She fires the Big Show after he implicates Stephanie and Triple H in his involvement in last night’s match.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Damien Sandow—the match starts off with a lockup and Sandow sends Ziggler flying down to the mat. He has Ziggler locked into the corner and is pummeling away at him before dragging him into the middle of the ring. Sandow goes for a suplex and a pin but Ziggler kicks out. Sandow has him in a rear chokehold but Ziggler powers to his feet and fights out of the hold. Ziggler runs the ropes but Sandow takes him down. Sandow has him on the ropes and is punching away at him until the referee makes him stop. He goes for another pin but Ziggler kicks out again. Ziggler fights out of the submission hold but Sandow fights back with a series of head-butts. Ziggler starts mounting a comeback but Sandow sends him flying out of the ring. Back from commercial and Sandow goes for another pin but Ziggler kicks out. Sandow sends him crashing into the corner repeatedly. He goes for the Side Russian Leg Sweep and follows up with an Elbow of Distain. He goes for another pin but Goldie Locks kicks out again. He locks in a side headlock and the self-professed Showoff fights out. Sandow once again sends Zigglypuff to the outside. He slams his face into the apron before sending him flying into the ring post. He throws Ziggler in the ring and goes for another pin but Zigglypuff kicks out. He sends Ziggler flying into the corner and goes to charge at him but Ziggler moves out the way. Ziggler takes him down and unloads a series of punches on him.  This time, he sends Sandow flying out of the ring. Both men are in the ring and Zigglypuff has him in the corner punching away. He does a swing neckbreaker before dropkicking Sandow. He goes for the pin but Sandow kicks out. Ziggler goes to the top rope but Sandow shifts the ropes. Sandow goes for the pin but Ziggler kicks out. Ziggler nails him with the FameAsser. Winner and still lackluster: Dolph Ziggler

Brad Maddox is shown cowering in fear of Stephanie McMahon. She rips into him rather viciously as she lists his failures at the Battleground PPV. Bradalina looks like he is going to cry. He mutters Triple H’s name and Stephanie, once again shreds his ass. She tells him that he is going to publically apologize to the WWE Universe.

During the commercial break, Bruno Sammartino came out and the audience sang happy birthday to him.

Rosa/Alicia Fox/Aksana vs. Natalya/JoJo/Eva Marie—out of all these divas in this one match and only one has true talent. Yes of course I am talking about Natalya. JoJo and Eva Marie don’t have talent or the wits to be in the same ring as her. Dear Rosa, you can change your hair color but you cannot hide the fact that you cannot wrestle or dance. Natalya and Aksana start it off. Natalya dominates as usual and here comes Eva Marie. She is sloppy and her moves look weak as fuck. Aksana does an elbow drop on her. She goes for the pin but Eva Marie kicks out. Here comes Rosa, she tags in Alicia Fox. Fox slams Crayola down and goes for the pin but Eva Marie kicks out. Eva tags in Natalya who starts dominating Alicia Fox.  Nattie sends her flying into her teammates and they go crashing to the floor. Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter and Alicia Fox taps out immediately. Winners: Natalya, Crayola, and the Idiot

Brad Maddox comes out to apologize for what happened at Battleground PPV. He announces there will be a rematch between Orton and Bryan at Hell in a Cell. There will be a special guest referee, the WWE Universe gets to vote on the referee later on during the show. The first potential referee is Booker T. He gives a short speech of why we should vote for him.

Drew McIntyre/Jinder Mahal vs. Los Matadores—Jinder starts off the match with Diego. Diego is owning his ass with plenty of showmanship. They double team him and here comes Drew McIntyre. He stomps on the neck of his opponent. Drew is clobbering him but Diego mounts a comeback. He tags in his partner and he sends Jinder flying off of the apron. He tags in his partner and they double team McIntyre. They go for the pin and wow what a shocker they win. Winners and still a stupid gimmick: Los Matadores

They attack 3MB and I still refuse to believe the hype for this team. It’s a shame that their mascot is more talented than they are.

Paul Heyman is in the ring with Ryback and Curtis Axel. I’m getting tired of Heyman and his little merry band of bitches. There are two things that Lesnar, Ryshrek, and Axel have in common. The first being they cannot cut a promo and the second is they suck at wrestling. Heyman claims that the only reason why Punk won was because he cheated. So what if Punk kicked Ryback in his vagina? Punk didn’t use weapons like Heyman kept trying to do. Here comes CM Punk to defend his actions. He says he kicked Ryback in the ball to see if he had any. Heyman says he will never have the chance to do anything like that again. Punk says that Heyman’s word means nothing that he will do it again. He says he accepts their chance at a rematch. Heyman tells Ryback that Punk is bullying him.  Ryback tries to cut a promo but it is painful to listen to. He tells Punk to get his skinny little ass in the ring. R-Truth’s music hits and h comes out to join forces with Punk.

R-Truth/CM Punk vs. Ryshrek/Curtis Axel—Punk starts off the match and Ryback cowardly backs out of the ring when he realizes Punk is going to kick off the match. Here comes Axel to face Punk. Axel goes for a side headlock and Punk sends him flying into the ropes. Axel takes him down but Punk takes him down with a drop toe hold. He falls backwards which causes Axel’s leg to bend in an unnatural way. Punk tags in Truth who is eager to get his hands on Axel. Axel ducks underneath the ropes so he can confer with Heyman. Back from commercial and Truth is in charge of the match. They lockup and Axel backs him up into his corner. He tags in Ryshrek who dominates R-Truth. He puts Truth into a bear hug and is determined to hug him to death. He goes for the pin but Truth kicks out. He tags in Axel who goes to the second rope and does an axe handle smash. He uses the ropes to choke Truth but the ref forces him to break the hold. Truth starts fighting back but Axel takes him down with a dropkick. He goes for the pin but Truth kicks out. Axel tags in Ryback and he steps on Truth’s hand. He then slams him into the corners. He kicks him in the shoulder before going for the pin but Truth kicks out. Ryshrek puts him in the abdominal stretch and Truth is struggling to stay in the game. He starts fighting back but Ryback puts him in the corner. He charges at Truth but Truth kicks him. Truth kicks him in the side of the head and Truth tags in Punk. Punk is kicking Curtis Axel’s non-talented ass. He goes to the top rope and does his elbow to the heart. He then knocks Ryback off of the apron. He delivers the GTS to Axel and knocks down Ryback once more.  He tags in Truth who scissor kicks Axel. He scores the victory. Winners: R-Truth and CM Punk

The second choice for the special guest referee spot in the Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton match is introduced and it is Bob Backlund. FUCK YES! He screams his speech and still seems crazy. God bless Bob Backlund. He claims he doesn’t care who wins or loses. He also promises to put anyone who crosses him in the Crossface Chicken. Bob Backlund for Congress or President. I don’t care which just put the man in the office.

Kofi Kingston vs. Randy Orton—the match starts off with Orton clubbing Kofi in the back. He then sends Kofi flying into the corner. He goes for a pin but Kingston kicks out. Orton sends him flying thru the ropes and he quickly follows Kofi. He sends him flying into the barricades. He then throws him in the ring and goes for the pin but Kofi kicks out. Orton pulls him by his hair before delivering an uppercut. He sends Kofi flying into the ropes but Kofi reverses it.  Kofi takes Orton down and sends him flying to the floor outside the ring. Orton has Kofi in the corner and is beating the shit out of him. Kofi starts punching and kicking him. Kofi goes to the top rope and does a high flying maneuver but misses when Orton ducks out of the way. Kofi rolls out of the ring before a commercial break. Back from commercial and Orton is stomping away at Kofi. He does a neckbreaker on Kofi and goes for the pin but Kofi kicks out. Orton has him in a side headlock; Kofi powers to his feet and takes Orton down with a dive from the second rope. Orton takes him down with a dropkick and goes for the pin but Kingston kicks out. Orton pulls him up and puts him in the corner. He sits Kofi on the top turnbuckle and starts slugging the shit out of him. Kofi starts fighting back and plants Orton with a vicious but beautiful DDT. Kingston gets to his feet and takes Orton down again. Kingston goes to the top rope and delivers a crossbody. He goes for the pin but Orton but he kicks out. Kofi nails him the SOS and follows up with an attempt at a pin but Orton kicks out. Kofi dives off the top rope but Orton catches him and powerslams him down. He goes for the pin but Kingston kicks out. He goes for the DDT from the second rope but Kofi counters and sends Orton flying to the floor. He does a baseball slide but Orton sidesteps him. Orton clotheslines him and sends him flying into the barricade. He picks up Kofi and slams him down on the barricade. He does a DDT from the barricade. He throws Kingston in the ring and pulls him up by the hair. He then RKOs Kingston before pinning him. Winner and still psychotic: Randy Orton

Here comes Daniel Bryan to attack him. Why does that little goat face troll have to ruin a happy moment for Orton? Officials are trying to break it up and it takes them a few moments to get shit under control.

Vickie G. is shown backstage when ADR comes up to her. He is turning on the charm to her. He says that he was hoping to have the night off after facing RVD last night. He goes on to say that trusts her to find the proper opponent for him. He is laying on the charm a little too thick and I think Vickie has his number. She isn’t a dummy.

The final candidate for the referee position is named and it is HBK. He gives a spiel that he is friends with Triple H but he trained Daniel Bryan. He says he doesn’t care what’s best for business but cares what is best for the fans.

Vickie G. comes out to introduce ADR’s opponent and it is Ricardo Rodriguez.

Alberto Del Rio vs. Ricardo Rodriguez—Ricardo doesn’t seem too happy about this. He gets in the ring and the bell rings. Vickie decides to announce that ADR will defend his title at HIAC against a returning John Cena. Ricardo takes advantage of this distraction and scores the win over ADR. Winner: Ricardo

While Ricardo is celebrating on the announcer’s booth, ADR viciously attacks him. He sweeps his legs out from underneath him which sends him crashing to the floor. He then hurls Ricardo into the steel steps before grabbing a chair. He wraps it around Ricardo’s arm and starts jumping on it. He then puts him in the Cross Arm Breaker before the officials can stop him. Referees need to have Tasers in case this shit happens.

Zack Ryder vs. Fandango—the match gets underway when Fandango goes for a waistlock. Fandango takes down Ryder with a kick. He goes for the pin but Ryder kicks out. He kicks Ryder again. He then suplexes him before going for another pin attempt. He puts Ryder in a side headlock while Summer Rae prances outside the ring. How about focusing on the action in the ring and not the skanky harlot who thinks she is all that? Ryder faceplants Fandango in the ring. He goes to the second rope and delivers a missile dropkick. He goes for the Broski boot and Fandango rolls out of the ring like a coward. Ryder manages to kick him and throws him in the ring.  Fandango goes to the apron and attacks Ryder. He goes to the top rope and delivers a leg drop. Winner: Fandango

The potential referees are shown backstage and Jerry Lawler is going to announce who had the most votes. The winner is Shawn Michaels. As if Backlund or Booker T had a shot.

The Real Americans vs. Santino/Khali—Hornswoggle escorts Khali and Marella to the ring. Swagger and Marella start off the match. Swagger delivers a high knee to Marella and his response to this is to power walk. Swagger starts slamming his face into the turnbuckle before tagging Cesaro. They do quick tags and Swagger is back in the match. Swagger clotheslines him before Swagger bombing his ass. Here comes Cesaro to do a leap frog double foot stomp. He goes for the pin but Marella kicks out. Cesaro puts Marella into a side headlock and unfortunately Marella powers out. He tags in Khali and he clobbers Cesaro down. He elbows Cesaro in the shoulder a couple of times before chopping him.  He does it again and then knocks Swagger off of the apron. Cesaro hits him in the thigh. Cesaro does the giant swing on Khali and goes for the pin. Winners: The Real Americans

Swagger chases Hornswoggle outside the ring and throws him in the ring. Cesaro does the Giant Swing on him until Marella pokes him in the neck.

MizTv is up next and the special guest is the Miz himself. A recap of the brutal but funny beating he took from Orton is shown. That is one recap that never gets old. Here comes the Wyatt family to interrupt. Miz escapes them by running like a scared little girl.

Stephanie and Brad Maddox are shown in the office. He asks if he is out of the dog house but Stephanie informs him he has a long way to go. Triple H shows up and says he is tired from the long day he has had due to cleaning up the mess Maddox made. Trips says he will be ringside for the main event.

The Shield vs. Goldust/Cody Rhodes/Daniel Bryan—Rollins and Goldust start it off. Rollins shoves him and Goldust spits in his face. They trade blows and Goldust does the atomic drop on him. He goes for the pin but Rollins kicks out. Goldust tags in Cody and he goes for the pin but Rollins kicks out. Ambrose comes in off the tag and the Rhodes brothers double team him for a bit. Ambrose mounts a comeback and is taking it to Cody. Cody takes him down and goes to the top rope, Reigns distracts him and Ambrose sends him flying to the floor. Back from commercial and Rollins is dominating Cody. Here comes Ambrose fresh off of the tag and he starts stomping away at Cody. My satellite froze up and did the choppy images for a bit so I had to fast forward thru a couple of minutes. My apologies. It’s now Daniel Bryan facing off with Seth Rollins. Bryan goes for the pin but Reigns interferes. All hell has broken loose. While Reigns is taunting DB, Rhodes delivers a disaster kick. DB comes back in and puts the Yes lock on Rollins. Just as he is getting ready to tap, Ambrose attacks him with a chair. The match was about to be stopped but Triple H has it restarted with NO DQs. The match restarts and all hell is breaking loose, in and out of the ring. DB does a flying goat move to take down Ambrose and Reigns. Here comes Orton to retaliate. He RKO’s Daniel Bryan and throws him in the ring. Seth Rollins pins him. Winners and still the most dominate trio ever: The Shield

The show closes with the Shield kicking their opponent’s asses. Here comes the Big Show to retaliate. The Shield attacks but he knocks them down. Big Show knocks out Triple H. Really? He was fired and he comes out in his ring gear and still has his ring music played. Come on Creative.

Match of the Night—this goes to the Shield for kicking ass and taking names. This is how you avenge a loss. You come back the next night and break those bitches down. Also props to Ricardo for scoring a win over his former friend and employer, Alberto Del Boringo.

WTF moments– this dishonor goes to Eva Marie and JoJo. Listen up lovechild of Ronald McDonald and the fire engine red crayon and you dumb cheerleader, please for the love of wrestling quit. You do not and I repeat DO NOT HAVE WHAT IT TAKES. The Bellas are more talented than you two and that is saying a lot because I don’t like them either. Also a dishonorable mention to the Big Show and WWE creative for being dumbasses.

In closing, I enjoyed the show. It was truly a mediocre RAW show. Kudos to Randy Orton for RKOing that little troll bitch Daniel Bryan. I enjoyed (maybe a little too much) seeing the Shield dominate the Rhodes family.  Although it was better than Battleground. I give the show a grade of a B. Make sure you all check out  We’ll be airing the FINAL SHOW on Tuesday at 10pm ET Call in at (347) 945-6363. Have a good night and a better tomorrow!

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