Tonightâ€™s Raw comes to us from Dayton, Ohio and your announcers are Michael â€˜Is this the Age of the Fallâ€™ Cole and Jerry â€˜I hope William Regal is okay because I donâ€™t want to face Dean Ambroseâ€™ Lawler.
Ryback makes his way to the ring and he is going to address what happened to him last night at Survivor Series. Will Ryback put targets on those three men?
Last night, he was about to feast on the WWE Championship, but CM Punk found three men to take food from a starving manâ€™s mouth. His hunger cannot be suppressed. CM Punk and his three men are his prey. Ryback suggests that they come to the ring and face him right now. Ryback says that if they donâ€™t . . . he is going to tear this damn place apart until he finds each and every one of them.
Vickie Guerrero comes out and she says that he will not tear anything up tonight. Ryback had two chances to win the WWE Championship, but he blew it.
If Ryback causes any chaos tonight, he will be subject to fine or suspension. She says that she enjoys the way that Ryback enjoys destroying people. She wants to see how big his appetite is.
Match Number One: Ryback versus Tensai
They lock up and Ryback punches Tensai. Tensai with an Irish whip but Ryback out of the corner with a clohtesine. Tensai with a thrust to the throat and a clothesline followed by a splash in the corner.
Tensai with head butts and punches. Ryback with a Thesz press and then he picks Tensaiâ€™s head off the mat and sends it back down. Tensai grabs Ryback by the throat by Ryback powers out of the choke. Tensai hits the Baldo Bomb and he hits the back senton but Ryback kicks out.
Tensai with a boot to the head but Ryback pops up. Tensai with punches. Ryback with a power slam. Tensai with a back fist but Ryback with a spinebuster of his own. Ryback prepares for the lariat and he connects and sends Tensai over the top rope to the floor.
Ryback throws Tensai against the ringside barrier. They return to the ring and he hits another lariat and connects. Ryback says that it is over and he gets Tensai up for the marching muscle buster and he hits it and gets the three count.
Sheamus is in the back and he is talking to one of the referees.
Kofi Kingston and Wade Barrett walk in the back and we go to commercial.
We see comments from Wade Barrett after the Survivor Series when he mentions that he beat Kofi so he should be the Intercontinental Champion. He says that Kofi being champion is an embarrassment to WWE.
Match Number Two: Kofi Kingston versus Wade Barrett in a Non Title Match
Kofi with kicks and punches as he avoids Barrett. Kofi with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Kofi with leap frogs and a leaping back elbow for a near fall. Barrett with punches to the ribs and a double sledge. Barrett with an elbow to the top of the head. Barrett punches Kofi in the ribs but Kofi with a drop toe hold that sends Barrett into the turnbuckles.
Kofi leaps into the corner and he punches Barrett. Kofi with a drop kick for a near fall. Kofi with an Irish whip but he runs into an elbow from Barrett. Barrett with a choke and elbow to the head. Barrett punches Kofi but Kofi with a kick. Barrett kicks Kofi in the corner. Barrett punches Kofi but the referee checks on Kofi.
Kofi with kicks but Barrett with a kick of his own followed by a snap mare and a near fall. Barrett with a neck breaker for a near fall. Kofi with punches to Barrett but Barrett clotheslines Kofi over the top rope to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Barrett with a reverse chin lock and we see why Kofi was having trouble seeing during the match. Barrett connected with a boot to the chest during commercial. Kofi with elbows to get out of the hold but Barrett with a knee to the midsection.
Barrett puts Kofi in the ropes and he punches Kofi. Barrett with knees to Kofi and then he connects with the running boot to send Kofi to the floor. Barrett goes to the floor and he sends Kofiâ€™s head into the ring steps. They return to the ring and Barrett with a kick to the ribs and he gets a near fall. Barrett with an elbow to the head and then he kicks him in the head and ribs.
Barrett with another head butt and he gets a near fall. Barrett with a rear chin lock. Kofi gets to his feet and he connects with forearms but Barrett tries for the Blackpool Slam. Kofi escapes and gets a near fall with a sunset flip. Kofi with a drop kick and Barrett goes to the floor.
Kofi with a double leg take down and he punches Barrett and connects with a few chops and a drop kick. Kofi with the Superman punch and then he hits the Boom Drop. Barrett grabs the leg to stop the set up for Trouble in Paradise. Barrett with the Blackpool Slam for a near fall.
Kofi with a pendulum kick and then he goes up top for a cross body and gets a near fall. Kofi with SOS for a near fall. Barrett with a back heel kick and then he rakes the eyes across the ropes. Barrett with the Bullhammer for the three count.
Winner: Wade Barrett
We see a photo from last night of Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns after their reign of terror.
Jerry Lawler mentions that CM Punk had another person help him keep his title.
It is time to look back at Brad â€˜The Rogue Refereeâ€™ Maddox.
If you miss Brad Maddox, check out his â€˜Outside the Ringâ€™ feature from last week on YouTube.
Paul Heyman has a poster of CM Punk and he is so happy for his celebration. Heyman knocks on Punkâ€™s door and he opens it but he looks like he thought it might be Ryback. Paul says that there are no words that can convey what he thinks about Punk being the Best in the World. Paul says that he will be throwing a celebration for the ages.
Matt Striker wants some thoughts on the finish of the match last night and whether he is associated with Ambrose, Rollins, and Reigns.
Punk says that he is sick of people asking him these questions.
Matt asks about Ryback.
Punk wants to know what about Ryback?
Paul says that this is a festive celebration and everyone is invited . . . even Ryback.
Punk wants to talk to Paul and we go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Kaitlyn versus Aksana
Aksana retreats to the ropes because she is afraid that Kaitlyn will hurt her. Aksana leaves the ring abut Kaitlyn follows. Aksana kicks Kaitlyn and rolls her back into the ring. Aksana gets a near fall. Aksana slams Kaitlynâ€™s head into the mat. Aksana sends Kaitlyn into the turnbuckles and then she goes onto the turnbuckles and applies an arm bar in the ropes.
Aksana with a key lock on Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn with forearms and a hard Irish whip. Aksana crawls to the corner and punches Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn with a kick and back elbow. Kaitlyn with another kick and then she tosses Aksana by the hair a few times. Kaitlyn with a shoulder tackle and flapjack followed by a gutbuster from a firemanâ€™s carry position for the three count.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a commercial for The Soupâ€™s WWE Themed special on Wednesday night.
R Truth is at the announce table.
Match Number Four: Brodus Clay (with the Funkettes) versus Antonio Cesaro in a Non Title Match
Before the match starts, Antonio shows Truth his title belt.
They lock up and Clay backs Cesaro into the corner. Clay blocks a punch and he connects with punches of his own. Clay with a punch and chop. Clay with an Irish whip but he misses a charge into the corner. Cesaro with a head butt and kicks. Cesaro with a kick to the leg and then he connects with a clothesline.
Cesaro leaps onto Clayâ€™s chest. Cesaro with a cravate. Clay with punches and a head butt to Cesaro. Clay with a splash into the corner and then he sets for the Vader Bomb but he misses when Cesaro moves out of the way.
Cesaro with a twisting European uppercut from the turnbuckles and then he gets Clay up for the Gotch Style Neutralizer and he hits it and gets the three count.
Winner: Antonio Cesaro
After the match, Cesaro taunts R Truth.
We go to a video package for John Cena and his work with Make-A-Wish.
Vickie Guerrero is in the back and she is thanking two people for being here. I wonder if they are friends of AJ or Cena. We go to commercial.
We are back with the Slam of the Week: Tamina attacking AJ Lee at Survivor Series.
It is time for more Conspiracy Theories about AJ Lee and John Cena. Vickie walks to the ring with two people.
Vickie wants to set the record straight. She would not lay a hand on a WWE Superstar. This does not give AJ a reason to try to humiliate her. Some people respect authority like Tamina Snuka.
AJ and John Cena have the audacity to accuse her of falsifying evidence of their affair. Vickie has eyewitnesses.
The first eyewitness is Whitney Smith. She is a waitress at a hotel in Sacramento. This was where AJ and John Cena had their â€˜business dinnerâ€™. Vickie has Ms. Smith tell her story.
She says that they wanted a private table in the corner of the restaurant. Through the whole meal they were being very touchy-feely and they were looking into each otherâ€™s eyes. It looked like more than business.
The next eyewitness is Doug Brady. He is a parking attendant. He saw John Cena and AJ stay in a parked vehicle for about an hour. He says that he is not a snooping person. They were parked next to a family and the father complained to him about what he saw.
AJ makes her way to the ring. She says that she is sick and tired of the doctored videos and tampered voice mails to create this scandal. AJ tells Vickie if she wants to fire her so bad, fire her. If not, she tells Vickie to shut the hell up.
Vickie says that AJ lies every week. Vickie says that she will take it from here. Mr. Brady was taking photos of what was going on in the car.
Vickie tells everyone offended by nudity they should cover their childrenâ€™s eyes.
Before we see the photo, John Cena makes his way to the ring.
John tells Vickie that all of this garbage is a load of crap. John says that this is how you show people something to talk about. John tells AJ that he hopes she doesnâ€™t mind. John kisses AJ and he tells Vickie that . . .
AJ kisses John with a little more emotion than John did.
Dolph Ziggler attacks Cena and then Cena sends Ziggler to the apron and John chases Ziggler to the back but he was limping.
Randy Orton walks methodically in the back because he has three falls of wrestling to prepare for.
We go to commercial.
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