Before our first match, we get to learn a word in five different languages. This week’s word is Exceptional.
Match Number One: Antonio Cesaro versus Justin Gabriel
They lock up and Cesaro with a hip lock take down into a near fall. Cesaro with a front face lock but Gabriel with a wrist lock. Cesaro with a single arm back drop and he holds on to the wrist. Gabriel tries to escape but Cesaro holds on and applies a hammer lock. Cesaro with a key lock but Gabriel with a hammer lock and Cesaro gets to the ropes.
Aksana discusses strategy and she ends with a kiss. Cesaro with a side head lock and shoulder tackle and then applies a side head lock. Gabriel with a drop kick but he tries for a hip toss. Gabriel lands on his feet and he hits a single leg sweep followed by a monkey flip. Gabriel goes to the turnbuckles but he lands on Cesaro’s knee. Cesaro works on the midsection and he leaps onto the abdomen. Cesaro with a near fall.
Cesaro with a surfboard and a knee to the midsection for a near fall. Cesaro drops Gabriel on the top turnbuckle and then Cesaro takes a few steps back and kicks Gabriel in the midsection and gets a near fall. Cesaro with a quarter nelson and chin lock. Gabriel with a rollup for a near fall.
Gabriel with a drop toe hold and he sends Cesaro into the ropes. Gabriel tries for a quebrada but he lands on Cesaro’s knees. Cesaro with a few near falls and we go to commercial.
We are back and Cesaro with kicks to Gabriel. Gabriel with chops to Cesaro followed a forearm but Cesaro with a knee and a dead lift side salto. Cesaro gets a near fall and then he applies a reverse chin lock to wear down Gabriel. Cesaro with an abdominal stretch as he continues to work on the ribs. Cesaro grabs the ropes but the referee does not see it. Cesaro lifts Gabriel’s leg to add more pressure.
Gabriel with a hip toss to escape. Cesaro with a kick to the head and then he leaps onto the midsection again. He does it two more times using the ropes for extra leverage and Antonio gets a near fall. Cesaro with a reverse chin lock. Gabriel with an elbow and punches. Gabriel and Cesaro exchange punches and chops. Gabriel with a series of kicks including a round kick. Gabriel with a spinning heel kick into the corner and he hits a springboard cross body for a near fall.
Gabriel goes up top and sets for the 450 splash but Cesaro gets up. Gabriel leaps over Cesaro but Cesaro sets up Gabriel for Swiss Death and then he hits the Gotch Style Neutralizer for the three count.
Winner: Antonio Cesaro
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Layla El versus Natalya in a Non Title Match
Natalya appears to talk down to Layla before locking up. Natalya with a rollup but Layla with a kick. They lock up and Natalya with a fireman’s carry into an arm bar. Layla with a head scissors but Natalya escapes. Natalya pushes Layla and Layla pushes back. Layla with a rollup for a near fall.
Layla with a kick followed by an Irish whip but Natalya floats over. Layla with a kick and a cross body from the corner and Natalya picks up Layla. After a series of rollups, Layla gets a near fall. Layla dances for no apparent reason and Natalya leaves the ring and argues with the announcers who were laughing at Layla. Layla spanks Natalya and they return to the ring.
Natalya drops Layla onto the apron and then she gets Layla up for a back breaker on the shoulder. Layla tries to escape and she does but Layla with a lariat and then she stands on Layla’s chest for a near fall.
Natalya with an Irish whip and back breaker and she stretches Natalya. Layla with kicks to the head to get out of the hold. Natalya with a suplex for a near fall. Layla with punches and forearms to Natalya and she runs into an elbow. Layla blocks a kick and she slaps Natalya. Layla with a series of kicks and then she hits a round kick for the three count.
Winner: Layla El
After the match, Natalya throws a tantrum on the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for the Raw portion of the show. Your announcers are Scott Stanford and Matt Striker.
Before our next match, we are treated to some words of wisdom from Damien Sandow. Damien begs our indulgence for a moment. He says that he is here to help all of us. As the intellectual savior and martyr, he accepts the fact that he stands before us as our unwilling hero. He liberated us from our self imposed ignorance. He says that he does this not for his own satisfaction. He does this for the betterment and benefit of everyone. He says that we are all welcome.
Match Number Three: Damien Sandow versus Alex Riley
They lock up and Riley with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Sandow pushes Riley and he leaves the ring before Riley can return fire. Sandow demands silence as he re-enters the ring. Riley blocks a kick and hits a hip toss and neck breaker combination. Riley punches Sandow in the corner but Sandow escapes and he kicks the leg and Riley hits the mat.
Sandow with kicks to Riley and then he uses the ropes for extra leverage. Sandow gets a near fall. Sandow with a knee to the back followed by a quarter nelson and chin lock. Riley with punches but Sandow with a knee and a side Russian leg sweep and he rolls through for the Elbow of Disdain and he gets a near fall.
Sandow misses a leaping knee drop when Riley moves out of the way. Riley punches Sandow but Sandow with a kick of his own. Riley with a lariat and a shoulder followed by a spinebuster for a near fall. Riley shows some frustration and he kicks Sandow and sets for the elevated DDT. Sandow sends Riley into the corner. Sandow charges into an elbow and Riley goes up top and hits a clothesline but Sandow kicks out at the last moment.
Riley gets Sandow up for the TKO but Sandow with elbows and he gets to the apron. Sandow drops Riley on the top rope and then hits the straightjacket neck breaker for the three count.
Winner: Damien Sandow
After the match, Sandow does his traditional celebratory cartwheel of I am better than you.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Raw Rebound.
Match Number Four: Epico and Primo (with Rosa Mendes) versus Kofi Kingston and R Truth (with Little Jimmy?)
Truth and Primo start things off and Truth wants to know ‘What’s Up’. Truth has something to say to Little Jimmy who Truth sees in the ring with him. Primo has no idea what to do. Primo wants to talk to Little Jimmy and Primo poses with him. Primo kicks Little Jimmy and Truth with a double leg take down and he punches Primo.
Truth with a shoulder tackle and Truth with an uppercut to Primo. Truth with a wrist lock and he tags in Kofi. Kofi with a springboard cross body for a near fall. Kofi with a side head lock but Primo with a top wrist lock into a side head lock. Primo with a shoulder tackle but Kofi with a leaping back elbow and he gets a near fall.
Kofi springs off the ropes and hits a head scissors. Epico tags in and he hits a monkey flip but Kofi lands on his feet. Kofi with a monkey flip of his own for a near fall. Kofi with a front face lock. Truth tags back in and they hit a double hip toss and Kofi with a kick to the head. Truth with a split and then he does the shimmy leg drop and gets a near fall.
Epico begs for mercy and Epico uses that to send Truth to the floor. Primo with a kick on the floor while the referee deals with Kofi. Epico with a slingshot senton onto Truth and he chokes Truth in the ropes.
Primo tags in and he hits a splash to the back and he gets a near fall. Primo with a reverse chin lock but Truth gets to his feet and he punches Primo. Primo with a drop toe hold to keep Truth from making the tag. Epico tags back in and he gets a near fall. Primo tags back in and Truth fights his way out of the corner for a moment but Epico Irish whips Truth into a drop kick from Primo and Primo gets a near fall.
Primo punches Truth and he applies a reverse chin lock. Truth punches Primo and Primo with a forearm. Truth with a leg lariat and both men are down. Epico and Kofi tag in and Kofi with a springboard clothesline to Primo followed drop kicks to Primo. Kofi with the Superman punch and Boom Drop to Epico. Kofi sets for Trouble in Paradise but Epico avoids it. Kofi with a cross body for a near fall. Truth sends Primo over the top rope to the floor. Truth with a kick to Epico and Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise for the three count.
Winners: R Truth and Kofi Kingston
We go to credits.