This week’s Raw comes from Lafayette, Louisiana and your announcers are Michael ‘Cajun’ Cole and Jerry ‘Gumbo’ Lawler.
Match Number One: Ryback versus Titus O’Neil (with Darren Young)
They lock up and Titus with a side head lock and Ryback escapes the hold. They lock up again and Titus with a knee and forearm followed by a punch and elbow. Titus with more elbows and punches and the referee tries to separate Titus and Ryback. Ryback sends Titus into the corner and he punches him. Ryback with an Irish whip but Titus with a kick to the knee and a shoulder tackle.
Titus with a clothesline and then he barks. Titus with more kicks and punches to Ryback. Ryback with a Thesz Press and then he slams Titus’ head into the mat. Ryback sends Titus face first into the mat and Titus goes to the floor. Ryback with a shoulder tackle to Titus on the floor. Ryback sends Titus back into the ring and Darren grabs the leg to allow Titus to hit Clash of the Titus but Ryback kicks out at one.
Ryback blocks a second Clash of the Titus and then he sends Titus into Young on the apron. Ryback with a spinebuster and then he winds up for the lariat and he hits it. It is time for the marching muscle buster and the three count.
After the match, Ryback says that whether is one CM Punk, three outsiders dressed in black, or all four of them. He will stand in this ring until he gets what he wants. Ryback wants to be fed more.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Ryback is demanding to be fed more.
Security makes their way onto the stage and head to the ring in a flying wedge formation to confront Ryback. The five men stand opposite Ryback and one of them has the guts to get in Ryback’s face.
Ryback throws that member of security over the top rope to the floor. Ryback wants one of the others to do something and be a man.
Vickie Guerrero comes out and she tells Ryback that she is a very understanding person and she knows that he feels angry and embarrassed for being put through a table twice last week. She says that as the managing supervisor of Raw, he will not be able to put his hands on security of hold her show hostage.
Ryback says that there is no choice. He wants CM Punk at TLC. He ain’t going anywhere until he gets that.
Vickie tells Ryback that she will give him a match against CM Punk but she wants him to leave the ring.
Ryback tells her to shut up. He says that he was not finished speaking. He wants CM Punk at TLC in a TLC Match. If she doesn’t give him what he wants there is no amount of security that can stop him from tearing this ring from post to post.
Vickie gives Ryback his match under one condition. She asks Ryback to leave the ring so she can get on with the show.
Ryback puts down the mic and Ryback takes a step towards security and they scatter.
Michael Cole says that Rosa Mendes is livid over what Hornswoggle did to her with the flowers.
Rosa is shown yelling at Hornswoggle. Hornswoggle says that it was a joke. Who would want to kiss her and give her flowers. Rosa says that everyone wants to kiss her.
Alberto Del Rio tells Rosa not to let this little piece of trash deal with her because no woman will deal with him. Alberto tells Rosa he will take care of Hornswoggle.
Great Khali comes up from behind and tells Alberto to leave his friend alone.
Match Number Two: Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez) versus Great Khali (with Hornswoggle)
The match is joined in progress and Khali with a chop to the chest and Del Rio collapses into the ropes in pain. Rosa watches from the back while Khali gets ready to chop Del Rio again. Khali with a chop to the back of the neck and Del Rio goes down. Del Rio with kicks to the leg and a drop kick to the knee.
Del Rio with a kick and then he starts to work on the arm. Del Rio with an arm bar. Del Rio with a kick to the back of the head for a near fall. Del Rio wraps Khali’s arm in the ropes to add more pressure.
Del Rio with the step up enzuigiri into the shoulder. Del Rio tries for another charge into the corner but Khali with an elbow followed by a boot and a few clotheslines. Khali with a chop to the top of the head. Ricardo gets on the apron and Hornswoggle gets fed with some of Ricardo’s rear end.
Del Rio with a single arm breaker and then he applies the cross arm breaker and Khali taps out.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, we see Rosa excited over Del Rio’s win.
CM Punk and Paul Heyman enter Vickie’s office and Punk wants to know why Vickie gave Ryback a WWE Title match for TLC. Punk reminds Vickie that it is CM Punk 2, Ryback 0. Then she puts him in a TLC Match.
Paul tells Vickie that the champion has a legitimate gripe. Vickie is dealing with the AJ scandal and maybe she is not dealing with a clear head. He understands the politics of it. Vickie is biased against John Cena so she is also biased against CM Punk.
Vickie says that Ryback is getting the match because of Brad Maddox at Hell in a Cell and what Ambrose, Rollins, and Reigns. Punk denies any involvement. She tells Punk that he will face the person who win the RawActive Poll: Daniel Bryan or Kane.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Slam of the Week: Ryback’s visit through his second table of the week thanks to Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns.
Jerry says that those three men have to be working with CM Punk.
We go to Michael Cole’s sit down interview with the NXThree.
Michael says that he has known them for a while and he has worked with them in NXT, but it seems odd to be doing this interview under these circumstances.
Dean wants to know who these people are and he tells Michael to ask him the question.
Cole wants to know if they are working with CM Punk. Dean says nope.
If they aren’t working with Punk, why are they here.
Seth says that is the question you need to ask. They have been sitting in NXT and they saw everything. People up here have to answer to Booker and Vickie and they have to answer to the Board. The Board has to answer to the WWE Universe. It is a popularity contest. They saw things heading in the wrong direction and they righted those wrongs. They are a shield from injustice in WWE.
Cole says that what they have done has benefited CM Punk.
Seth says that it might be benefitting Punk, but Ambrose says that it is about right and wrong. It doesn’t matter who it was, they were going to do it. Ambrose says that being a champion for 365 days is a huge milestone these days.
Cole asks Roman for his thoughts and Roman says that when he wants to say something, he will.
Ambrose says that they are not renegades or mercenaries. They are not the nWo. They are here to do what is right. They are a shield from injustice.
Roman says that he has something to say. They have said enough and this interview is over.
Cole says that he believes what they are saying and there is no affiliation with CM Punk.
Lawler does not agree with Cole.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Tamina is in the Goldman Box. She says that she does not like a woman who does not know her place. She tells AJ to watch because this is a warning not to mess with Vickie Guerrero again.
Match Number Three: Alicia Fox versus Tamina Snuka
Alicia with a kick and forearms followed by more kicks in the corner. Alicia with forearms and kicks but Tamina with a hot shot onto the turnbuckles. Tamina runs Alicia into the turnbuckles followed by a short arm clothesline. Tamina with a European uppercut.
Tamina with a clothesline to the back of the head. Alicia with an inside cradle for a near fall. Tamina with a clothesline and then she hits a Samoan drop. Tamina pulls Alicia towards the corner and Tamina goes up top for a Superfly Splash and she hits it.
Winner: Tamina Snuka
We see photos of some of the wrestlers traveling to see members of the military on the John C. Stennis.
John Cena is walking in the back and we go to commercial.
We are back and John Cena makes his way to the ring. He says that Dolph got what was coming to him. Cena mentions that he has been in the WWE for ten years and they have shared a lot of moments. He has had Wrestlemania moments with Triple H, Shawn Micahels, and the Rock. However, he has never been more interrogated than being asked about how good a kisser AJ is.
Vickie Guerrero interrupts John’s revelation about AJ’s kissing ability. Vickie with a series of Excuse Mes. She says that she loves to say I told you so. After his display of that disgusting lust between him and AJ last week, it confirms that they are having an affair.
Vickie says that it is the season to give and she has a gift for him and AJ.
John is hoping that the gift is Vickie’s retirement.
Vickie has matching bathrobes for John and AJ. This is a token of appreciation for them so they can bask in the honeymoon phase. The one thing that she will enjoy more than see them squirm week after week, he will be looking forward to seeing it implode and see their who world come crashing down.
Vickie runs through the problems that AJ has caused. AJ cost Daniel Bryan the World Title at Wrestlemania. Then she proposes to CM Punk without going on a date. Kane even confirmed that AJ is unstable.
AJ’s music plays and she makes her way to the ring.
Vickie asks AJ if she has been acting like a lovesick puppy.
AJ does not deny it. She says that she has had some issues in the past, especially when it came to men. She is trying to learn and become a better person. They might have had an inappropriate relationship when she was GM, but now she can date whoever she wants. She can do whatever she wants.
AJ says that she can do this, and she rubs John’s face. She then slaps John in the rear end. AJ gets ready to kiss John and Vickie tells AJ to move on.
AJ says that Vickie being boss was the only way for her to land a man. She is not that lovesick puppy any more. There is only one female dog in the ring.
Dolph Ziggler’s music plays and he makes his way to the stage. He wants to break up the hen party. They are losing fact of the real story here. John Cena cannot deal with the fact that he tackled John Cena through a bathroom wall and he just took it. For some reason, completely unprovoked, John cheap shotted him on Smackdown. That did not sit right with him.
Why would John Cena resort to such cowardly tactics. Dolph says that it hit him. He knows what is eating John Cena inside. Last week, when he kissed AJ and she jumped in his arms and shoved her tongue down her throat, Cena knows that AJ was thinking about Dolph the entire time.
John says that he knows that he is going to walk up there and shove that briefcase down his throat.
Vickie says that it will be settled tonight in the ring. Dolph Ziggler will face John Cena tonight.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see Robert Griffin III getting the Fourth and Pain Award after the game on Thursday.
Wade Barrett joins Michael and Jerry at the announce table.
Match Number Four: Tensai versus Kofi Kingston
Kofi with a kick to the legs but Tensai pushes Kofi into the corner and he connects with an uppercut. Kofi with a kick from the turnbuckles but Tensai catches him off the ropes. Tensai with a shoulder tackle. Tensai with a head butt and elbow drop and then he does it again and gets a near fall. Tensai works on Kofi’s neck.
Kofi punches Tensai but Tensai with a knee and chops. Tensai with a leg drop to the arm and he applies a Fujiwara arm bar for a moment. Tensai with an arm bar. Kofi with punches but Tensai with a knee and Irish whip. Kofi with a double jump chop to the head from the turnbuckles. Kofi with more chops followed by a drop kick.
Kofi with a superman punch followed by the Boom Drop and then he gets ready for Trouble in Paradise. Tensai blocks the kick but Kofi moves when Tensai charges into the ropes and he tries for a pendulum kick but Tensai grabs the legs and he connects with a clothesline and gets a near fall.
Tensai tries for a Vader Bomb but Tensai lands on his feet. Kofi with a kick from the floor followed by a springboard cross body for the three count.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
After the match, Barrett comes into the ring with the title belt and he hands it to Kofi and he leaves the ring. Barrett has an evil smile on his face as he walks to the back.
Daniel Bryan says that nobody likes Kane. Kane wonders what proof Bryan has. Kane says that he is going to win. Bryan says that the states in blue are voting for him while the states in red are voting for Kane. Bryan says that no states have voted for Kane. At least the vote is global and Bryan is winning everywhere. Bryan says that maybe Kane is winning in hell. Kane grabs Bryan by the throat and he says that maybe he can send Daniel there to find out.
Josh Mathews interrupts and says that it is time to see who won the vote. Kane wins with 59% and Kane says that the polling was skewed and red rules.
Daniel Bryan will face Rey Mysterio.
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