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WWE RAW REPORT: TEAM CENA IS FINALIZED; INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH; BRIE HAS A NEW LOOK; A ROCKY NIGHT FOR HALF OF SLATER-GATOR

By Richard Trionfo on 2014-11-17 23:01:57
We begin this week’s show with a look back at Ryback’s apparent refusal to join Team Authority.

We are in Roanoke, Virginia and your announcers are Jerry Lawler, John Layfield, and Michael Cole.

Team Authority makes their way to the ring and Stephanie McMahon and Triple H lead Seth Rollins, Kane, Rusev, Mark Henry, and Luke Harper to the ring. They are joined by Jamie Noble, Joey Mercury, and Lana.

Hunter says three weeks ago, the Chairman and CEO of the WWE, Vincent Kennedy McMahon came to this ring and he added a stipulation to the match at Survivor Series. That stipulation was if the Authority lost, they would be out of power. No more Raw, no more Smackdown, no more Authority, no more power.

Hunter asks if the people would like to see them without power and relegated to ‘regular employees’, like all of you.

Stephanie tells everyone to enjoy this feeling because she asks how does it feel to want.

Hunter says that you have no idea what you wish for. You are sheep and you need to be led, even if it is right in front of you.

Vince comes to the ring and he is a hero, but when he ran the WWE with an iron fist, he was the evil ‘Mr. McMahon’. Now that is their role. They are seen as the evil empire. You cannot see what they do for you. You are just sheep.

You would rather have the inmates run the asylum? Inmates like John Cena and Dolph Ziggler. The last place the inmates ran the asylum, it was called WCW. We picked them up at auction. They will not let that happen. It all comes down to one match at Survivor Series.

Team Authority, the most dominant and most lethal team ever assembled. Led by the future and standard bearer of the WWE, Seth Rollins. They will square off with Team Cena. A group of self righteous malcontents led by the golden boy of malcontents, John Cena.

If they win, the WWE thrives and everyone benefits. If they lose, they cannot lose. Hunter says that he is glad that the WWE Network is free for November so you can all see the greatest victory that the Authority and he ever has. The Authority will win and we will go on and on under their leadership.

Stephanie says that is Sunday, but what about tonight? In spite of attempts to get Team Cena on their side to do what is best for business, they continue to side with their captain, John Cena.

Hunter says they have no choice. Team Cena will be decimated, either figuratively or literally. Tonight, we will have the biggest contract signing in the history of the WWE. We will see who is left and who has the guts to sign their name next to John Cena.

Stephanie talks about the members of Team Authority. First, their captain Seth Rollins. Then the World’s Strongest Man, Mark Henry. We have the most twisted and sadistic monster the WWE has ever seen, Kane. We have the new United States Champion, Rusev. Then there is the man who personally delivered a decimated Dolph Ziggler to their feet last week, Luke Harper.

Luke says that he is a Team Player.

Stephanie says that she is proud to have Luke and all of them on their team. It seems like John Cena is down a competitor.

Stephanie addresses Ryback. Last week, they thought they had Ryback locked up as a member of Team Authority, but some things went awry. Things got in the way and the important thing to note is that Team Authority is not going anywhere.

Ryback’s music plays and he makes his way to the stage. He says the Authority wants what is best for business while John Cena wants what is best for the WWE Universe. Ryback wants what is best for Ryback.

Stephanie says that she respects that while tensions ran a little high last week and we made some decisions that we may regret. Isn’t that right Kane?

Kane says that he regrets what transpired.

Stephanie says that Ryback doesn’t have to believe her but does Ryback want to join a man who has no respect for Ryback?

We see footage of Ryback being addressed by John Cena last year on Raw.

Stephanie says the footage does not lie. John Cena speaks for himself. She doesn’t know why John Cena would say that. It is because Cena is jealous of everything that Ryback can do. Stephanie says that she thinks John Cena loathes him. Do you want to go into battle with a man you cannot trust. You need to make a decision about who to side with.

Ryback says he plays for the one team that he can count on and that is Team Ryback.

Hunter tells Ryback that is a wise decision. Stay neutral and stay out of the fight. For everyone who is already in the fight, the decimation starts now.

Luke Harper will stay in this ring and he will start the decimation. He will decimate a man who is a suck up, a show off, and a man who shows no respect to the Authority.

We go to commercial. Seth Rollins joins the commentary team with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble standing behind him.

Match Number One: Dolph Ziggler versus Luke Harper for the Intercontinental Title

Noble and Mercury attack Ziggler before the match starts and then Rollins hits Ziggler with the briefcase.

Ziggler struggles to get to his feet and the referee finally starts the match after asking Ziggler.

Harper with a boot to the head but Ziggler kicks out. Harper with a sit out power bomb for a near fall. Harper with an Irish whip but he misses a boot into the corner and Harper goes over the top rope to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Harper is still in control as he sends Ziggler to the mat. The referee checks on Ziggler. Harper tries for a delayed vertical suplex but instead he lets Ziggler back to his feet and he connects with an uppercut. Ziggler is sent into the ropes with a slingshot during the break as we see footage from the WWE App. Harper with a Gator Roll to Ziggler.

Harper with a reverse chin lock. Ziggler with a jaw breaker and Harper is staggered. Ziggler moves out of the corner and Harper goes shoulder first into the post. Ziggler with a Fameasser for a near fall. Ziggler has a kick blocked and Harper with a Bossman Slam for a near fall.

Harper goes for a discus clothesline but Ziggler with a super kick and he gets a near fall. Harper gets to his feet first and he connects with a knee to the midsection. Harper sets for another power bomb but Ziggler with punches. Harper sends Ziggler to the mat and Harper with a discus lariat for the three count.

Winner: Luke Harper

After the match, Rollins says something to Ziggler and he hits Black Out on Ziggler.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Miz removes his sunglasses. He says that they will be the blockbuster of Summer 2015. Miz cuts a voice over and he asks Grumpy Cat what he thinks.

Miz shows him a Grumpy Stunt Cat.

Miz says that he is like everyone else. Sitting there with that smug look on its face. The last time the cat had a good idea, it was left in its litter box.

Miz walks away and then he returns to tell the cat that he follows the cat on Facebook.

The bunny tries to do Adam’s fall of trust and Rose yells at the bunny. Rose shows the bunny how to do it.

We see a video showing the new WWE 2K15, because it will be available tomorrow on new gaming systems.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Adam Rose versus Tyson Kidd (with Natalya)

The bell rings and the bunny is told to stand at ringside.

They lock up and Rose with a punch and forearms in the corner followed by kicks. Rose with mule kicks to Kidd but Kidd with a kick and boot to the head. Kidd sends Rose into the turnbuckles and he punches Rose in the corner. Rose with a spinebuster and he gets a near fall.

The bunny hops around the ring to talk to Natalya. Rose tells the bunny to get back into its corner and Kidd with a double leg take down and Kidd puts Rose in the Sharpshooter and Rose taps out.

Winner: Tyson Kidd

After the match, Rose has the bunny come into the ring and the bunny explains what it was doing. Rose tries to hit the bunny but the bunny with a waist lock and he tries to mark his territory on Rose.

We see footage from the Wrestlemania On Sale Party in Santa Clara.

We are back and Bray Wyatt says they lied to us all from the beginning. They said that love will make you rich, more than any dollar bill could. They said that love was the most precious gift you could receive. They never told you that everything you loved could be taken away at the drop of a hat.

A man that has nothing to love or nothing to lose is the most dangerous man in the world. Poor Dean Ambrose. For Dean every day is a pathetic attempt to show love out of obligation, not out of desire. Dean will always be alone. If Dean takes anything away from this, he prays that Dean does not mistake his generosity for something malignant.

At first, he had to get Dean’s attention by any means necessary. Bray says that he promises that he comes in peace. He knows that Dean still feels the torment that he suffered at Bray’s hands. That suffering was a gift. He knows the pains that Dean has endured. A mother who drowned herself in her own miseries than take care of her baby boy. A father who abandoned him. A life of desolation. Bray says that he can safe Dean. He says their souls are intertwined. He tells Dean to embrace him and it will all go away.

Dean appears on the TitanTron. He tells Bray he doesn’t have to babble because he heard him the first time at Hell in a Cell, then the night after. He heard it on Smackdown. Every rambling meandering word, he hears it. It is like nails on a chalkboard.

Dean says that he is trying to listen to Bray. Bray will not get an edge at Survivor Series by bringing these things up. He does not care. Dean says that he learned a spooky magic trick from Bray. Magic video recording because he is not right here because he filmed this on his friend’s phone earlier today.

The lights go on and Ambrose attacks Wyatt and he punches Bray. Dean kicks Bray to the floor.

Dean says he doesn’t need any saving. Bray needs to worry about saving himself at Survivor Series.

We go to footage from the first member of Team Cena to be Decimated by the Authority as Dolph Ziggler became a former Intercontinental Champion.

Michael Cole mentions that Dolph Ziggler was taken to a medical facility after the post match attack.

Match Number Three: Ryback versus Cesaro

Ryback with a front face lock but Cesaro with a hammer lock. Ryback with a side head lock and shoulder tackle for a near fall. Ryback with a waist lock but Cesaro with a side head lock. Ryback with a side head lock and Ryback blocks a hip toss and he slams Cesaro and hits a splash for a near fall.

Ryback pushes Cesaro into the corner and he chops him. Cesaro with a kick and chop. Cesaro with a European uppercut and suplex. Ryback sends Cesaro face first into the mat and then Ryback with a delayed vertical suplex for a near fall. Ryback with a knee to the back followed by a punch. Cesaro with an Exploder to Ryback.

Cesaro kicks and punches Ryback.

We see Cena watching from the comfort of the monitor room that is not watching the Monday Night Football game.

Cesaro chokes Ryback in the ropes and then he hits a Thesz Press and he slams Cesaro’s head into the mat and then into the corner. Ryback with shoulders in the corner and then he punches Cesaro. Cesaro with a Baldo Bomb to Ryback. Cesaro with a double stomp and he gets a near fall. Cesaro with a reverse chin lock and Ryback punches Cesaro. Cesaro with a slam and he kicks Ryback in the head and gets a near fall.

Cesaro punches Ryback but Ryback sends Cesaro into the corner and he connects with shoulders. Cesaro with a hard Irish whip and he kicks Ryback. Cesaro with a reverse chin lock. Cesaro with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot and Ryback tries for another splash but he lands on Cesaro’s knees. Cesaro clotheslines Ryback over the top rope to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Ryback with punches but he misses a splash into the corner. Cesaro with a European uppercut followed by a clothesline for a near fall.

John continues to watch the match from the back.

Cesaro with a reverse chin lock. Ryback with a punch but Cesaro with an Irish whip. Cesaro is sent to the apron and he goes up top. Cesaro is caught by Ryback and Ryback with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Ryback with a clothesline and spinebuster. Cesaro rolls to the apron to avoid the clothesline. Ryback is dropped on the top rope but Ryback with a hip toss and then he hits a belly flop from the turnbuckles onto Cesaro. Ryback picks up Cesaro and hits a power bomb and he gets a near fall.

Cesaro with a German suplex and he holds on for a second one but Ryback with an elbow. Cesaro moves and Ryback goes into the ring post shoulder first. Cesaro with another German suplex and then he holds on for another one. Cesaro holds on and hits a third one and he bridges to get a near fall.

Cesaro goes up top for the elbow drop and he connects but Ryback kicks out. Ryback with a press power slam for a near fall. Ryback sets for the lariat and he runs into a European uppercut followed by a pop up European uppercut but Ryback kicks out. Cesaro takes too much time for the Neutralizer and Ryback sets for the muscle buster but Cesaro counters into a sunset flip.

Ryback with a lariat and muscle buster for the three count.

Winner: Ryback

Renee Young is in the interview area with John Cena and John says that everyone knows that their future is on the line at Survivor Series, especially those bold enough to stand up to the Authority. He knows that they are trying to keep his team from getting to Sunday. They will get the Authority out of power on Sunday.

Renee asks John about Ryback and John says that Ryback has said that he is on Team Ryback.

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