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WWE RAW REPORT: EDGE AND AJ TELL THE TRUTH; DOES ALL RHODES POINT TO CODY'S RETURN?; IS THE SEVENTH TIME THE CHARM FOR DANIEL BRYAN?; PAUL HEYMAN TRIES TO GET OUT OF HIS MATCH ON SUNDAY; AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2013-09-09 23:04:58
Ever since Daniel Bryan defeated John Cena at SummerSlam, there have been two constants, Triple H is going to address the fans at the start of the show and someone is going to attack Daniel Bryan at the end of the show. Now that we are North of the Border, will the ‘Bizarro’ nature of the product in Canada change things or will it be the standard operating procedure as we move closer to Night of Champions.

We are in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and your announcers are John ‘Five Second Pose’ Layfield, Jerry ‘If I ever get fired to get married, do you have my son’s phone number available’ Lawler, and Michael ‘Kazoos Still Rule’ Cole.

We begin tonight’s show with Edge and he makes his way to the ring. We are going to have a return of the Cutting Edge.

Edge says that every time he comes out here, the fans remind him why this is home. Edge says that it has been far too long for him to welcome everyone to the Cutting Edge.

To be perfectly honest, he is here because he was requested by the COO, Triple H, to come out here because it would be ‘good for business’. He thought it would be good if he had a reunion . . . not one with his best friend Christian. Edge says that nobody wants to see Edge and Christian. Hunter felt that it would be better for Edge to have a reunion with his Rated RKO partner, and WWE Champion, Randy Orton.

Edge says that he has known Randy for a long time and Randy has nothing interesting to say. Edge does not have a problem with Randy cashing in the briefcase because he wrote the blueprint for it. Randy is a puppet. He is Triple H’s lackey. Randy needs the Shield to fight his fights for him. Randy is not going to be the guest on The Cutting Edge tonight.

The fans start to ‘Yes’ and Edge looks around. He says that he will have a guest who is good for business . . . and that guest is Daniel Bryan.

We see what happened last Monday night between Big Show and Daniel Bryan during their match.

Edge points out that Daniel has been through a lot lately and he appreciates that.

Daniel says that it is a lot better when you have a lot of people chanting your name. Daniel says last week Triple H said that if he did not give up his title opportunity, he was going to get hurt. Daniel says that he has been hurt. When Randy Orton hit him from behind last week with the title belt.

Daniel says that there is satisfaction with the struggle. No matter how many times Randy Orton hits him from behind, no matter how many triple power bombs he gets from the Shield, no matter how many times Big Show punches him, and no matter how many times Triple H tries to keep him down, he will become the WWE Champion.

Edge says that is why he likes Daniel and the fans love him. He looks at this as a challenge. Edge says that he sees himself in Daniel. They did not do something else and then turn to wrestling. Edge says that he does not know if Daniel can beat Randy Orton, but he deserve a fair shot. Edge asks Daniel if he thinks he can beat Randy Orton.

Daniel says Yes.

Edge asks Daniel if he can shove it in the man’s face and become WWE Champion.

Daniel says Yes.

Edge asks Daniel if he can become the face of WWE.

Randy Orton’s music interrupts Daniel’s response.

Randy appears on the stage and he says that it is a shame that when Edge decides to come back from time to time, the only place that gives a crap about him is Canada. What a shame it is that Edge’s body failed him at such a young age.

Edge says that it is a shame that Randy is supposed to be the face of the WWE and he acts like a different body part. Edge says that Randy’s dad had issues with his arm and while Edge may have issues with his spine, at least he has one.

Edge tells Randy that he has become Triple H’s puppet. Hunter has a great mind for the business, but when it comes to picking talent, he just sucks. This is a guy . . .

Triple H’s music plays and he makes his way to his puppet’s side.

Hunter figures that he would let Edge say it to his face.

Edge points out that he doesn’t have to bite his tongue because he is not an employee. Hunter didn’t think that Edge could make it. He didn’t think that Chris Jericho could make it. He talked about a Vanilla Ice wannabe like John Cena and how he couldn’t make it. Now he says that Daniel Bryan cannot make it. Maybe Hunter has to look past his huge nose.

Hunter says that it is great to see Edge tonight because it is what is best for business. Hunter secured a large sum for Edge to promote the season premiere of Haven, which airs after Smackdown.

Now that the promotional considerations are out of the way, it is time to retort. Hunter says that he may have been wrong a few times, but he was right. Hunter says that Jericho proved him wrong. He was certainly wrong about John Cena. Time will tell about Daniel Bryan.

There was one guy he was right about and said he would be a failure and that is Edge. Edge might be a legend in Canada, but the ‘Rated R Superstar’ experiment was an abject failure. Edge never drew a dime. When he says those things, all a person has to do is prove him wrong. That is what Jericho and Cena did. Now he will give Bryan the opportunity to prove him wrong.

Tonight, Daniel Bryan will face Dean Ambrose. Hunter will allow Daniel to have someone in his corner because Dean has the Shield. It is not going to be Edge. He will have Big Show in his corner.

It would be a lot easier to get along with him because he is not a bad guy. He is not a dictator.

Edge says that he did not have to marry into his success, he earned his Hall of Fame ring. He says that Hunter is not a dictator, he is a dick.

Hunter says that it takes a lot to have a stack of dimes for a neck after multiple surgeries. While Hunter can’t hurt Edge, he can hurt the ones who Edge loves.

The Shield bring Christian onto the stage and ramp and it appears that Christian has been attacked by the Shield. Edge checks on Christian.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Hunter and Stephanie are in the office. Edge enters and The Shield get in the way. Edge tells Hunter that he wishes that the doctors would clear Edge so he can come after him.

Hunter says that the doctors will never clear him to wrestle so he tells Edge to take the bass out of his voice. Hunter wants to know who Edge is to come into his building and his show. What is he doing walking into his town and run his mouth to him. He tells Edge to get out of his town, his city, his building, and his show.

If Edge doesn’t want to go on his own, he can always have him escorted out.

Edge leaves the office.

Match Number One: Kofi Kingston versus Curtis Axel (with Paul Heyman)

They lock up and Axel with forearms to the back followed by elbows to the back of the head. Axel with a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Axel with a forearm to the head and he chokes Kofi in the ropes. Axel tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Kofi lands on his feet and he connects with an elbow and drop kick. Kofi misses the flying clothesline.

Axel with a kick and Irish whip. Kofi with boots to Axel and he hits SOS but Axel gets his hand on the ropes to stop the count. Kofi goes to he floor after Axel and Axel returns to the ring first and he kicks Kofi.

Axel with kicks in the corner. Axel with knees to the back and the referee tries to pull Axel out of the corner but the referee gets to the five count.

Winner: Kofi Kingston (by disqualification)

After the match, Heyman pulls Axel off Kofi and Paul tells Axel about what would happen if he gets disqualified on Sunday. Paul tells Curtis that everything that him and Brock have built is gone.

Axel picks up Kofi but Kofi with a punch and Trouble in Paradise.

Michael Cole reminds us about what Triple H did to Cody Rhodes last week. Goldust will be facing Randy Orton tonight with Cody’s contract on the line.

We take a look at Goldust with a video package.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Paul Heyman is down and he is being helped to the trainer’s room. It looked like Paul slipped on something.

Paul has his knee checked on and they call for the doctor. Paul says that he has his own doctor who will look at him so he does not want the WWE doctor. They ice Paul’s knee.

We take a look back at last Monday’s main event between Big Show and Daniel Bryan.

Big Show is in the locker room and Booker T wants to Holler at Show. He says that last week might have been the worst time of his life. He knows that Show will go out there and take it out on everybody. He says that he respects Show and he tells Show that he needs to admit it. Cody went out there and got himself fired for speaking his mind.

Now the people are on Show and calling him a sellout. He reminds Show that he is a professional. He would have done the same thing if he was in Show’s shoes. The people want Show to be a hero. When that happens, Show needs to think about his daughter and family. Show will experience feelings in Daniel Bryan’s corner. Show might think that it is rage, but it is pride.

Show tells Booker that he doesn’t know if he has anything left.

We go to a Wyatt Family video package. They will be up next. We go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Dolph Ziggler versus Bray Wyatt (with Erick Rowan and Luke Harper)

Ziggler with a waist lock and Wyatt escapes. He misses a clothesline but he does not miss with a forearm. Wyatt with a slam and then he stares at Ziggler from his perch in the corner. Ziggler with a drop kick to Wyatt and he knocks Rowan off the apron. Wyatt with a cross body to Ziggler.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Wyatt with a rear chin lock. Ziggler with elbows but Wyatt with a back elbow. Wyatt with a head butt to the back and then he returns to the rear chin lock with his knee in Ziggler’s back. Ziggler with a jawbreaker. Wyatt misses a splash into the corner but Ziggler does not miss the Stinger Splash and he punches Wyatt. Ziggler with a neck breaker followed by an elbow drop for a near fall.

Ziggler escapes a suplex attempt and Ziggler with a Fameasser for a near fall. Ziggler sets for the Zig Zag but Harper distracts Ziggler. Rowan misses Ziggler. Wyatt with a splash into the corner and then he hits Sister Abigail for the three count.

Winner: Bray Wyatt

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look back at some of Goldust’s more memorable moments.

Paul Heyman makes his way to the ring with Curtis Axel and a random person. Paul is on crutches and he makes his way into the ring, and he does it gingerly.

Paul says that he is not an advocate for socialized medicine. In other words, he does not believe in the Canadian Health Care System. Paul says that when he travels to Canada on behalf of the Intercontinental Champion, he travels with his personal doctor Michael Kirshenbaum.

Paul says that Doctor Kirshenbaum has confirmed his fears that because of his accident, he tore his meniscus or MCL. Paul says that regretfully he is pulling himself from competition this Sunday at Night of Champions.

Paul says that no one is as upset as himself. He was looking forward to teaming with his client and finally putting out of his misery his prodigal son CM Punk. Paul says that he is an injured man. Therefore he is going to leave their good graces at this time and he will return to his home in New York, where he will get proper medical care.

Paul promises, just like Edge, that he will be back when he is ready.

Brad Maddox comes out with Dr. Sampson. He reminds Paul that they have a fully licensed medical staff on the WWE Payroll and they are able to give him a through evaluation.

Brad tells Paul that if he is truly injured, the only way to be officially removed from the match is to be evaluated by their WWE Doctor. Brad gets a chair for Paul so the doctor can check the knee.

Paul explains that he slipped on some water and then he reminds the doctor that he is the son of a Personal Injury Attorney. The doctor says that he is not suffering any symptoms based on the time that he was injured so he gives Paul a clean bill of health.

Paul calls him a quack and he wants to know if him and Brad have something against him. Paul . . .

is interrupted by CM Punk and he makes his way to the ring with a kendo stick. Paul pushes his ‘doctor’ in the way and Punk hits him with the kendo stick. Paul runs out of the building.

Punk corners the doctor and then he opens the ropes for him. As he goes through the ropes, Punk hits him with the kendo stick.

Punk screams Heyman’s name as he hits the doctor in the head with the kendo stick.

We go to commercial.

We are back and AJ skips her way to the ring to watch the next match.

Match Number Three: Natalya, Brie Bella, and Naomi versus Alicia Fox, Aksana, and Layla El

Naomi and Aksana start things off and Aksana has a kick blocked and Naomi with an atomic drop followed by a slap. Naomi with a leaping butt bump for a near fall. Aksana with an Irish whip and Naomi with a kick. Aksana knocks Naomi off the turnbckles and Layla tags in and she chokes Naomi in the ropes and pulls her down.

Layla with a drop kick and she gets a near fall. Layla works on the ankle. Layla with a forearm to the back and then she misses a leg drop. Alicia and Natalya tag in and Natalya kicks Alicia and follows with a suplex and kick up. Natalya knocks Layla off the apron.

Natalya runs into a boot and then Natalya gets a near fall. Natalya sends Aksana to the floor. Natalya with a discus clothesline followed by a Sharpshooter and Alicia taps out.

Winners: Natalya, Naomi, and Brie Bella

After the match, AJ’s opponents on Sunday make their way to the ropes by the announce table and they stare down the champion.

We take a look at some of the things Goldust has done in the ring.

We go to commercial.

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