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WWE RAW REPORT: THE RANDY ORTON ELIMINATION CHAMBER CHALLENGE CONTINUES; TENSION BUILDS FOR SHIELD VERSUS WYATTS; THE HALL OF FAME HAS A NEW INDUCTEE; AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2014-02-10 23:01:14
Tonight’s show starts off with a graphic in Memory of Frank Bullock.

We are in Los Angeles, California and your announcers are Michael ‘Sophia’ Cole, John ‘Dorothy’ Layfield, and Jerry ‘Blanche’ Lawler.

Justin Roberts introduces Betty White and she is brought to the stage by Big Show.

She says that she cannot tell everyone how thrilled she is to be a guest on Raw.

Show asks Betty what are they going to do tonight.

Betty says that she is going to kick some ass.

Triple H comes out with Stephanie McMahon and they walk to the ring while Show and Betty go to the back.

Hunter wants to clarify some confusion last week. They said that if Daniel Bryan could come out and beat the WWE World Champion Randy Orton, they would re-consider him as the Face of the WWE. They are re-considering Daniel Bryan, but they are also re-considering Sheamus, Christian, Antonio Cesaro, and John Cena.

Randy Orton interrupts Hunter and he makes his way to the ring.

Stephanie asks Randy if he is seriously doing this again while they are talking about the potential new face of WWE. She tells Randy to go to the locker room to get ready for his main event match.

Randy says that he has been doing some thinking. He needs to apologize for his actions. Randy is not apologizing to the people. He is here to apologize to Stephanie and Hunter. He has been childish, selfish, and foolish. In order to get what he wants, he needs to give Hunter and Stephanie what they want. Randy says the Viper is back, starting tonight when he faces John Cena.

Stephanie asks how can they trust him. Where is this coming from?

Randy says that it is coming from the heart.

Stephanie asks if Randy is feeling the pressure about Daniel Bryan.

Randy says that he is thinking about six months ago when he cashed in his briefcase on Daniel Bryan and he was called the Face of the WWE. They stood in the ring united. Randy wants to make good on a promise made to him on that night. He doesn’t want to be the face of the WWE only in the ring. He wants to be the face outside the ring. He wants to do the interviews, be on cereal boxes and billboards.

No one else in this company is the Face of the WWE.

Daniel Bryan’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.

Daniel asks Randy if he thinks he is the heart and soul of the WWE. It seems like Randy is a different body part.

Stephanie does not appreciate either of them interrupting her and her husband on live television. Now people will need to make an appointment with the Director of Operations.

Daniel says that Kane is nowhere to be found unless he is doing her business. Kane tried to interfere in their match and Kane failed. Daniel reminds everyone that he beat Randy Orton. This week, he decided to go over Kane’s head. He wants a match with Kane tonight.

Stephanie reminds Daniel that he attacked Kane first. Kane is on administrative leave for the week and he has a sternly written letter in his file.

Daniel wants to know who is doing Stephanie’s performance approval. They appear to be a combination of arrogance and stupidity.

Randy tells Daniel to show them some respect. Randy reminds Daniel how great Stephanie and Hunter are. He should be honored to be in the same ring as them.

Daniel says that we know Randy really likes Stephanie. Remember when Randy kissed Stephanie while Hunter was cuffed to the ropes.

Hunter says that Stephanie and him have decided that Daniel Bryan will face no one. What is best for business is what is best for Daniel Bryan. In his agitated state, the best thing for Daniel is to give him a well deserved night off. He tells Daniel to enjoy.

Daniel and Hunter argue before Hunter, Stephanie, and Randy leave the ring.

Match Number One: Rey Mysterio, Cody Rhodes, and Goldust versus Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, and Erick Rowan

Rowan and Cody start things off and Rowan with a kick and forearm to the back. Rowan tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Rhodes lands on his feet and he punches Rowan. Cody with a drop kick and he tags in Goldust. Goldust with a side head lock but Rowan with a shoulder tackle. Rowan misses a punch but Goldust does not miss. Rowan with a side head lock and Harper tags in.

Goldust with a kick and uppercut. Goldust with a kick to Harper followed by a head scissors off the turnbuckles. Cody with a missile drop kick and Rey tags in. Cody with a baseball slide and then Cody slides Rey under the rope for a splash onto Harper.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Rowan works on Goldust’s neck. Rowan with a forearm and then he backs Goldust into the corner. Harper tags in and he pulls Rowan out of the corner. Rowan with a splash and Harper with a boot to the chest. Rhodes has to be sent out of the ring. We see footage from the commercial break.

Wyatt tags in and he punches Goldust. Wyatt with a splash onto the chest using the ropes. Wyatt punches Goldust but Goldust punches back. Wyatt with an elbow and he tags in Rowan who drops a knee to the chest for a near fall. Rowan punches Goldust in the ribs and follows with a hard Irish whip.

Rowan with an Irish whip but Goldust comes off the turnbuckles with a back elbow. Goldust is caught by Rowan but Rowan charges at Goldust and Goldust drops down and Rowan goes over the top rope. Harper pulls Rowan into the corner and he tags in and hits Rey on the apron. Goldust with a power slam and both are down.

Rey tags in and he kicks Harper followed by a head scissors that sends Harper into the ring post. Rey goes up top for a seated splash and then Rey hits a satellite DDT for a near fall. Wyatt charges at Rey and Rey with a drop kick to the knee and Wyatt goes into the ropes. Harper is sent into the ropes too. Rey hits the 619 on Harper but Wyatt pulls Rey off the apron.

Cody with a double jump cross body onto Wyatt. Rowan sends Cody into the ringside barrier. Goldust with a cannonball off the apron. Back in the ring, Rey sends Harper into the ropes but Wyatt makes the tag and he grabs Rey as he goes for the 619 and Wyatt hits Sister Abigail for the three count.

Winners: Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, and Erick Rowan

After the match, Wyatt says that others have played this game before but all have failed. The Shield are only tiny soldiers playing their part in a war that was not meant for them. They will fall. That will give him time for his next game to begin. FOLLOW THE BUZZARD.

We go to commercial.

It is time to talk about the Royal Rumble and the record breaking performance by Roman Reigns, and the attempt by Dean Ambrose to ruin his night only to see Reigns be the one to eliminate Ambrose and Rollins.

Roman Reigns is with the other members of the Shield and Renee Young. She asks Roman about the match against the Wyatt Family. Roman says actions speak louder than words. Seth says that the Wyatts love to speak in riddles while they speak in absolutes. Dean says that they will absolutely destroy the Wyatts.

Renee asks Dean about why he has not defended the United States Title in a while. Dean says that there is so much paperwork for a match.

Roman asks Dean if he wants to be that champion.

Dean says that he will prove it tonight. He makes an open challenge to anyone and he will prove that he is a champion.

All of the Total Divas are with Betty White and Vickie interrupts. Natalya talks about her current show. The New Age Outlaws say that they are here to protect Betty. Billy offers to take Betty for a cup of tea.

It is time to take a look back at the Breaking Point Match between John and Randy from 2009 in an I Quit Match.

Match Number Two: Fandango (with Summer Rae) versus Santino Marella (with Emma)

They lock up and Santino with a fireman’s carry. Fandango misses a clothesline and Santino with jabs. Santino tries to float over and Fandango does not fall for it and he sends Santino into the turnbuckles. Fandango with head butts and Santino tries to kip up but he fails.

Miz makes his way to the ring while Fandango chops Santino. Fandango with a reverse chin lock. Fandango with a delayed Saito suplex. Santino with a split followed by a hip toss but Fandango gets his knees up for the diving head butt. Fandango goes up top but Santino tries to stop him.

Fandango knocks Santino off the apron and he hits the FandangoBama Jam for the three count.

Winner: Fandango

We go to the locker room where Byron Saxton is with Sheamus. Byron asks Sheamus about having to tag with one of his opponents in the Elimination Chamber Match. Sheamus says that he has been both a friend and enemy to Christian. He respects him and is willing to tag with him. Maybe they can celebrate with a pint after the show.

At the Elimination Chamber, it is the last opportunity to headline Wrestlemania XXX. Legacies are made in the Chamber match. He promises that he will kick their teeth in and become the WWE World Champion.

We are back and Christian is in the Goldman Box. He says that there has been a lot of talk about being the Face of the WWE. Maybe this can be the face of the WWE. Maybe he is not poster boy material, but he is a two time World Champion. Why not make it three.

Zeb Colter tells the non Americans in the ring that they make him sick. After being allegedly out of action for months, they found a way to sneak back across the border and sneak back into the WWE. They are given the chance to win the WWE Championship.

Antonio Cesaro is given the mic and he says that it will not matter because he will become the first Real American World Champion.

Match Number Three: Christian and Sheamus versus Antonio Cesaro and Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter)

Cesaro starts with Christian and Christian with a waist lock but Cesaro with a standing switch and a waist lock take down. Cesaro with a dead lift Side Salto. Swagger tags in and Christiain with a forearm to Cesaro and a rollup to Swagger. Christian with a pendulum kick to Swagger and he goes to the turnbuckles for a missile drop kick and he gets a near fall.

Sheamus tags in and he sends Swagger into the turnbuckles and he hits a suplex and gets a near fall. Swagger with a knee to Sheamus and Cesaro tags in. Cesaro with a European uppercut to Swagger but Sheamus blocks at hip toss and he hits a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Sheamus with a kick to the back.

Sheamus with a neck breaker and he gets a near fall. Christian tags back in and he hits a double sledge from the turnbuckles. Christian wrings the arm and he tags Sheamus back in. Sheamus with a European uppercut but Cesaro with a knee. They go back and forth with European uppercuts. Cesaro lays in with European uppercuts and Sheamus with a forearm. Sheamus is sent to the apron and Sheamus with a flying shoulder tackle from the turnbuckles for a near fall.

Cesaro sends Sheamus to the floor and Swagger distracts Sheamus long enough to allow Cesaro to knock Sheamus off the apron with a forearm. We go to commercial.

We are back and Cesaro kicks Sheamus but Sheamus with a uranage back breaker. Christian tags in and he punches Cesaro. Christian with a back heel kick and he gets a near fall with a sunset flip. Christian with a punch and then he slingshots himself to the floor and he punches Cesaro. Christian with an elbow off the turnbuckles.

Cesaro with an elevated European uppercut for a near fall. Cesaro gets another near fall. Swagger tags in and he kicks Christian and then he slingshots him into the bottom rope. Swagger gets a near fall. Swagger with a front face lock and then he Gator Rolls Christian around the ring.

Christian punches Swagger and then he kicks and punches him. Swagger pulls Christian into the center of the ring and then his own corner. Swagger with a Swagger Bomb followed by a leap frog double stomp for a near fall. Cesaro kicks Christian in the corner and the referee warns Cesaro. Christian punches Swagger on the apron but when he leaps for his corner, Cesaro catches him and then he gives Christian the Giant Swing.

Christian falls to the floor and Cesaro shows some anger at the result. The referee continues his count and Christian miraculously gets back into the ring at nine. Ceasro gets a near fall. Swagger tags in and Cesaro catapults Christian to Swagger for a belly-to-belly slam.

Cesaro misses a splash into the corner and Christian sends Swagger to the floor. Swagger and Sheamus tag in and Sheamus with two running double sledges followed by a shoulder in the corner and a running knee lift. Sheamus with a Finlay slam for a near fall. Sheamus with the forearms across the chest on the apron to Swagger.

Sheamus with a power slam and he sets for the Brogue Kick. Cesaro stops Sheamus with an uppercut. Swagger stops Sheamus from hitting the forearms on Cesaro. Christian with a cross body to Swagger to stop the ankle lock. Christian takes care of Cesaro on the floor and then Sheamus hits the Brogue Kick on Swagger for the three count.

Winners: Christian and Sheamus

Renee Young is in the interview area with John Cena. Renee asks John about his history with Randy Orton and his thoughts on tonight’s match. John says for a decade the WWE has been dominated by two names, Randy Orton and John Cena. John says that we are in the midst of great change. In two weeks, the WWE Network will change television. The WWE Universe has been supporting Daniel Bryan and other top rising names. This is the most important part of the Cena/Orton timeline. It is about their future. Tonight, he closes his rivalry with Randy Orton. He will beat Randy in the center of the ring tonight. The statement goes to the Shield, the Wyatts, Daniel Bryan, and Antonio Cesaro. If you think you are the future of the WWE, you will have to go through him.

We go to commercial.

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