WWE RAW Opens Up With VINCE MCMAHON
This week’s show opens up with highlights of Randy Orton defying “The Authority” and RKO’ing Seth Rollins on last week’s show. From there, the highlights recaps last week’s RAW main event and all that went down after the match, with everyone hitting the ring.
After that, we shoot live into the arena in Buffalo, New York — the site of tonight’s RAW — where Michael Cole welcomes us to the show. And then it happens!
VINCENT KENNEDY MCMAHON makes the “Mr. McMahon” walk to the ring, to his music, accompanied by Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
Vince opens up by saying it looks like things are in good hands with The Authority. He plugs the WWE Network, which he allows Steph to inform us is for $9.99. He then plugs the free month of November for the WWE Network, which includes the Survivor Series. He mentions “Team Authority” vs. “Team Cena” in a traditional five-on-five elimination Survivor Series match.
Vince says as good as that is, he wants to raise the stakes. He wants that next generation to feel what he feels. The feeling of having true power — power that you can feel. He brings up beating the U.S. government in the steroid trial. He then brings up Ted Turner and Time Warner and WCW, who he says he beat as well. He also talks about beating God in that horrible gimmick match with Shawn Michaels years ago.
He says if Team Authority loses at Survivor Series — they will no longer be “The Authority.” He says that means The Authority will no longer be in power. The fans chant “Yes! Yes! Yes!” Vince says he knows they can do it and asks them to take a walk. They all leave the ring.
As they make the walk down the ring steps, Dean Ambrose’s theme hits. The trio stops at the end of the aisle way as Ambrose makes his way down the ramp. Ambrose and Vince shake hands. Ambrose walks past HHH and Steph and enters the ring as the power-trio makes their way up the ramp. We head to commercial as Ambrose finishes his ring entrance and Michael Cole informs us he’s in action against Cesaro next.
Backstage: Vince McMahon & The Authority
When we return from commercial, Vince is with Triple H and Steph outside of a limo in the parking lot. He says it felt so good to be back out there. He says he knows it was a surprise to them, but he knows they can deal with it. HHH says nothing is a surprise when it comes to Vince. Vince tells HHH his tie is a little crooked. Vince says they don’t seem appreciated, but he knows that comes with the job. Steph says goodbye to dad as Vince leaves in the limo. HHH asks Steph once Vnice is gone, “what was that?” Steph says, “I don’t know. Let’s go find out.”
Dean Ambrose vs. Cesaro
We see video highlights of the Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins match from Hell In A Cell and then shoot back to the ring, where Ambrose’s music is still playing. Finally, Cesaro’s theme hits and out he comes with a red towel over his head, ala Tazz and the orange towel back in the day. Michael Cole introduces video highlights of Ambrose’s attack of Cesaro with the mic on RAW last week, followed by highlights of their brawl on SmackDown in the “trick of street fight” match.
The bell rings and here we go. As the action begins in the ring, the announcers quickly ignore it and do one of what I can only assume will be an insane amount of plugs for the free month of the WWE Network in November.
Meanwhile, after some early scrambles, Cesaro takes the offensive control of the match thus far. Ambrose slugs his way out of it and now appears to be in control himself.
The action spills out to the floor. Ambrose gets on top of the ringside barricade and leaps off, hitting Cesaro with a double axe-handle smash on the way down. Back in the ring, Cesaro has a cut on the side of his bald head and we can see some blood coming out of it. Ambrose clotheslines Cesaro out to the floor. A quick shot of Cesaro on the floor shows more and more blood starting to pour out of the side of his head.
As the ref makes the count on Cesaro and keeps Ambrose in the rnig and away from him, the Wyatt Family cut-in happens out of nowhere and we head to commercial.
When we return from commercial, we see Bray Wyatt sitting in his rocking chair on the top of the stage, rocking back-and-forth as the action resumes in the ring.
Speaking of the action in the ring, Cesaro is now firmly in control of Ambrose. We are told by the announcers that the ringside doctors were able to stop the bleeding on the side of Cesaro’s head during the break.
After some back-and-forth action, in the end, Ambrose hits the “Dirty Deeds” on Cesaro out of nowhere for the 1-2-3.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
After The Match:
We see a shot of Wyatt looking on from his rocking chair at the top of the stage. Ambrose leaves the ring during his celebration to charge Wyatt, but The Wyatt Family cut-in happens again. When it’s done, we see Ambrose alone in the ring with the rocking chair still rocking on the top of the stage, however the chair is completely empty and Wyatt is nowhere to be found. Ambrose smiles as his music plays again.