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WWE OLD SCHOOL RAW REPORT: LEGENDS RETURN . . . WITH A FEW SURPRISES; REIGNS VERSUS PUNK; PIPER'S PIT; THE SANDOW/KHALI FEUD CONTINUES; AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2014-01-06 23:03:57
We are in Baltimore, Maryland and your announcers are John ‘Shouldn’t this be in Standard Definition’ Layfield and Michael ‘Channeling Lord Alfred Hayes’ Cole.

We begin with Ric Flair making his way to the ring.

Ric welcomes everyone to Old School Raw. Ric says that ‘Old School’ has had some fun in Baltimore. When he heard that Raw was going to be here, he knew that this limousine riding, jet flying, kiss stealing, wheeling dealing woooo would be here. We have legends and Hall of Famers. We also have the Nature Boy.

Flair struts around the ring and he is interrupted by his former Evolution member, Randy Orton.

Randy shakes Ric’s hand and Ric congratulates him.

Randy tells Ric that he has the utmost respect for him. When he broke into the business, Ric took him under his wing and mentored him. But, with that being said, tonight is not just about the legends, Hall of Famers, and Flair. It is about Randy. Randy says that Ric will agree that Randy is the greatest superstar of this or any generation. He is the Champion of Champions and he is the only WWE World Champion.

Randy says that this is his show and ring, and because he likes Ric so much, he wants Ric to give him the ring so he can gets something off his chest. Randy says that last week, Stephanie McMahon made an announcement that John Cena would get his rematch at the Royal Rumble.

Randy wants to know why they have to make decisions based on what the people like. The Authority did not consult with him. They thought it was best for business, but that is garbage. He showed that he was the best when he beat John Cena at TLC. He has nothing to prove to John Cena or anyone else.

Randy wants them to reverse their decision and take away John’s rematch. He has proven that he is the man.

Ric stops Randy and says that he doesn’t know if Randy is the man. Ric says that when he was the champion, you wrestled 7 nights a week and faced the best. He did that for three decades. That is why he has two Hall of Fame rings. That is how good he was and how hard he worked. He says that all Randy is doing is crying about this rematch. He tells Randy to go out there and wrestle the man again.

Randy says that Ric always had someone watching his back when he was the champion. Randy says that Ric was the most overrated superstar in history. Ric is good and he was great. Times have changed. Randy tells Ric to leave the ring or he will not be responsible for what happens next.

Ric tells Randy that he is not leaving the ring. Ric says that Hunter and him hand picked Randy a decade ago because he was the most physically talented athlete to come around in decades. Randy was also immature and he has never grown out of that. Orton may have the titles and he may call himself the man. He wonders if Randy is really a man when he goes home at night.

Randy says that if Ric wants him to be a man, why doesn’t he go old school on Ric’s ass right now.

John Cena’s music plays and he comes to the ring.

John hugs Ric and he congratulates Randy. Every single time he opens his mouth he sinks to a new level of scumbag. Randy has a problem that they have a rematch. Does Randy go to the Authority? Does he go to John Cena? He takes it out on Ric Flair. Randy has the gall to call Flair ‘overrated’. He is a sixteen time champion. He has two Hall of Fame rings. John says that Randy does not belong anywhere near Flair’s resume.

John says that Randy is thinking about going old school, if that means wanting to have a fight, maybe John will go old school. He tells Randall if he is feeling froggy, that he should jump.

Orton leaves the ring and Flair and Cena strut in the ring.

Michael mentions that Jerry Lawler is under the weather. It is not heart related. If you want to know how Jerry is, download the app. Michael mentions that the situation surrounding Daniel Bryan has also been receiving a lot of buzz.

We take a look back at last week’s Raw and what happened with Daniel Bryan and the Wyatt Family.

We go to commercial.

Match Number One: Rey Mysterio, Jimmy Uso, and Jey Uso versus Erick Rowan, Luke Harper, and Daniel Bryan (with Bray Wyatt)

Harper and Jimmy start things off and Harper with punches and an Irish whip. Jimmy with a kick but Harper with a shoulder tackle. Jimmy with punches but Harper with a punch of his own. Bryan tags in and so does Rey. Bryan with a punch and knees to Rey. Bryan with a knee to the midsection. Bryan tries for a slam but Rey escapes and Rey sends Daniel to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Rowan with the double atomic noogie on Jey. We see Rey with a sliding splash onto Bryan and the Usos with planchas onto Rowan and Harper. Rowan with a fallaway slam to Jey. Bryan tags in and he kicks Jey in the chest and shoulder. Bryan chokes Jey in the ropes. Bryan with a drop kick to the back and Jey hangs from the apron.

Rowan tags in and he punches Jey. Rowan chokes Jey in the corner. Rowan with a head butt and Irish whip but he runs into a boot from Jey. Jey with a super kick and Rowan goes down to a knee. Rey tags in and he hits a seated senton and head scissors that sends Rowan to the mat. Rey with a kick and Rowan tries for a choke slam but Rowan is sent into the ropes on a rana. Rey tags in Jimmy and Rey with a 619 but Jimmy misses the superfly splash.

Bryan tags in and then Harper tags in and he knocks Jey off the apron. Jimmy with a rollup for the three count.

Winners: Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, and Rey Mysterio

After the match, Bray looks at Luke like a disapproving parent.

We go to commercial with the announcement that The Shield will be on Piper’s Pit tonight.

We are back and Michael Cole says that Batista is in the Royal Rumble match.

Michael Cole brings up last week’s Raw when Damien Sandow defeated Great Khali with his career on the line. Did Khali have his shoulder up?

Brad Maddox says that due to a lack of competent officiating, Great Khali and Damien Sandow will have a rematch. The WWE Universe will vote on the referee. Will it be Bob Backlund, Arn Anderson, or Sergeant Slaughter?

Kane enters the room and he asks Brad if he has something to say to his face that he may have said behind his back last week.

Brad says that he did not badmouth him last week. What is Kane going to do? Will he threaten him with physical violence?

Kane says that threatening violence would be grounds for his termination based on the WWE Handbook. If he lays his hands on Brad, he will be fired. However, he would make sure that Brad is never heard from again. If Brad fires him, he goes back to being the monster and then he will make sure that Brad is never seen or heard from again. Kane tells Bradley to keep that in mind when Brad talks to Stephanie or Triple H about his job performance.

Big E Langston is walking in the back and Nikolai Volkoff is singing the Soviet National Anthem. He walks past Ted DiBiase who says that everyone has a price. IRS tells Langston to pay his taxes.

We are back and Ryback is at the announce table.

Match Number Two: Curtis Axel versus Big E Langston in a Non Title Match

Axel with punches and a cross body attempt but Langston catches Axel and hits a series of backbreakers and drops him to the mat. Axel misses a splash into the corner and hits the ring post with his shoulder. Axel with punches and kicks. Axel with knees and a snap mare followed by a leap frog neck snap for a near fall.

Axel with a reverse chin lock. Langston with an arm drag and shoulder in the corner. Axel with a drop kick. Axel sends Langston to the floor and then he follows and punches Langston. Langston blocks being sent into the announce table and Langston sends Axel into the table. Langston rolls Axel back into the ring and Ryback distracts Langston and Axel with a rollup for a near fall.

Langston with a body block and then the straps come down and he hits the Big Ending for the three count.

Winner: Big E Langston

Roddy Piper walks in the back as we go to commercial.

We are back and Roddy Piper makes his way to the ring for Piper’s Pit. Roddy says that he was Old School before Old School was cool.

The Shield make their way to the ring.

Ambrose takes the mic and he gets in Piper’s face and he wants to know who gave this old man a live microphone. They were not going to wait around while he rambled on and on. Dean says that Roddy should be thanking God that The Shield was not around in his prime because he would not make it to 112 years old.

Piper says that he took his mic and this is Piper’s Pit, not Ambrose’s Alley.

Roddy says that he has been beaten up and he has fought some guys. Things don’t work the way they used to, except for his mind. There is only one man who can match him on the mic and that is CM Punk.

Ambrose says that he should know to tread lightly. Seth stops Dean and he says that he appreciates what Roddy is doing. This is not 1985 and the Shield is too smart for his tactics. There are no cracks. Roddy is jealous because Dean is a better US Champion than Roddy ever was.

Roddy tells them to hang on a second. Seth may be right, but Seth, one-on-one, cannot beat Punk. Dean, one-on-one, couldn’t beat Punk either. Roddy tells Reigns that he will be fighting Punk tonight and he asks Roman if it means that he is better than Seth or Dean if he can beat Punk? Is that a crack in the Shield? Are they holding him back?

Reigns gets up and he tells Roddy that he will beat CM Punk and he tells Roddy if he touches him again, he will break his old ass in half.

Dean tells Roman to leave a memorable impression on Mr. Piper.

They back Roddy into the corner and Punk’s music plays and The New Age Outlaws join Punk to the ring. They send The Shield to the floor.

In case you missed Brock Lesnar on last week’s Raw, we have footage. What will Brock do tonight?

We go to commercial.

Match Number Three: Alberto Del Rio versus Sin Cara

Del Rio with a kick and punches as the lights go down to Sin Cara levels. Cara with a crucifix for a near fall. Cara with a drop toe hold and La Magistral for a near fall. Del Rio with a kick to the midsection. Cara with a forearm and kicks to the leg. Cara with an arm drag into a cover for a near fall. Del Rio sends Cara into the ropes and Del Rio with a double stomp.

Del Rio with a reverse chin lock. Cara with elbows and Del Rio pulls Cara to the mat. Del Rio runs into an elbow. Del Rio avoids a tornado DDT and Cara with a head scissors. Cara with a springboard elbow for a near fall. Cara with an enzuigiri and then he goes up top but misses the swanton and Del Rio with a super kick and he gets the three count.

Winner: Alberto Del Rio

After the match, Alberto says that when you talk about the Royal Rumble match, you only talk about one man. That man is Alberto Del Rio. People talk about Batista. The man who calls himself the Animal. At the Royal Rumble, he will be the one to throw that dog over the top rope. Then everyone will be talking about the winner, Alberto Del Rio.

We go to commercial.

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