TRIU WWE Monday Night RAW Review (11/18/13)…


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Video Package: We open with a video package of the chaos that took place last week on RAW….

In Ring Segment: We are joined in ring by HHH and Stephanie McMahon! HHH and Stephanie are talking about last week’s debacle. Promising that all involved will be dealt with, as they are beginning to talk Survivor Series PPV they are interrupted by WWE Champ Randy Orton. Orton blames the Authority for what happened to him last week. As things get hot between Orton and HHH, they are joined by Maddox and Viki and Maddox blames it all on Viki!!  Stephanie and HHH then announce that both Maddox and Viki have matches tonight. Viki’s match will be against Diva’s champ AJ Lee, Maddox will have to face WWE Champ Randy Orton in a no DQ match and that match is now!!

Match #1 (Singles Match, No DQ): Brad Maddox vs. © Randy Orton (Winner: Orton via RS, Rating: 3.0 of 4): Maddox is in street clothes, he fights back a little bit early even gets in a DDT and a 2 count. Randy then proceeds to dismantle Maddox for the next couple of minutes, including a DDT off of the barricade. Orton pounds on Maddox for several minutes until the referee stops the match. Overall a really unnecessary if you ask me but it was nice to watch Maddox get his butt whipped…

Video Package: A video recap of Orton destroying Maddox is shown; Maddox was carried out on a stretcher as Viki watches nervously…

Match #2 (IC Title Match): Big E Langston vs. © Curtis Axel (Winner: © Langston via PF): It was a solid match both men wrestled hard. Big E is over with the crowd there was a huge pop for the one, two, three. This was a good move Big E is a rising star and deserved to win the title this early in his career. Overall Axel was boring and gave no life to the title Big E will bring that…

Backstage Segment: Randy Orton addresses the Shield about having his back at SS, The Shield say they expect the same of Orton…

In Ring Segment: (Diva’s Musical Chairs): All Diva’s in the locker room. Natalya is the 1st Diva out. 2nd is Alicia Fox, after this the next time they stop the music a brawl breaks out between all the Diva’s involved in the segment. This ends the Diva’s pathetic segment of the show…

Match #3 (Singles Match): Big Show vs. Ryback (Winner: Big Show via PF, Rating: 3.5 of 4): This was a pretty solid match. That’s rare to say for a match involving Ryback. It included a lot of highlights including a Shell Shocked to the Big Show. After the match Orton gets speared attempting to attack the Big Show from behind. Overall this match was entertaining and worth watching giving Show a big boost going into the PPV…

Backstage Segment: Backstage segment involving special guest Florida Georgia Line and 3MB and Zack Ryder…

Backstage Segment: Backstage with Randy Orton in the medical area getting iced up and throwing a fit because the Shield didn’t have his back…

Match #4 (Tag Team Match): Real Americans w/Zeb Colture vs. Kofi Kingston/The Miz (Winner: Real Americans via SUB, Rating: 3.0 of 4): The Miz refuses Kingston’s tag and abandons him in the ring. The finish saw Kofi Kingston tap to the Patriot lock and hand the RA’s the win. Overall it was a great match with another flat ending that made no sense…

Backstage Segment: Backstage segment that has Viki being examined in the back by the doctors. Stephanie says they can take her to the hospital after her match against AJ Lee…

Match #5 (Singles Match): Viki Gurerro vs. © AJ Lee (Winner: © AJ Lee via Sub, Rating: 2.5 of 4): Viki fights it all the way to the ring and even try’s to leave once put in the ring. This was just a useless match Viki ran for most of the match and the ending didn’t happen quickly enough. Overall this was a payback match for the recent animosity between AJ and viki…

Backstage Segment: Backstage segment with HHH, Dolph Ziggler and Damien Sandow. HHH books them in a “Broadway Brawl” matchup and says he doesn’t even know what that is but they will make it entertaining!!

Match #6 (Singles Match, Broadway Brawl): Dolph Ziggler vs. Damien Sandow (Winner: Ziggler via PF, Rating: 3.5 of 4): There are all kinds of musical instruments placed inside and outside the ring. Interesting match with a lot of brutal spots with musical weapons, the finish saw Ziggler hit Sandow with 2 Drums and a wooden guitar before pinning him for the win. Overall really entertaining match and very physical!!!

Video Package: A video package is shown of Orton facing off with the Authority to start the night…

Backstage Segment: Backstage segment where Orton storms into the Authorities office and demands to know if he is still their choice for the face of the company. They say they have to think about it, next we see John Cena backstage talking to Florida Georgia Line…

In Ring Segment: After a commercial break we are joined in ring by John Cena who is wearing an arm brace. Cena then shows a video recap of Del Rio’s attack on Cena last week on RAW. He then shows a video recap of Del Rio’s attack on Smackdown last week. Cena cuts a promo about his match with Del Rio at SS before being interrupted by Del Rio. Del Rio talks all the way down to the ring were he attempts to attack Cena and get beat off as Cena rips off the arm sling and shows he is ready to go Sunday for Survivor Series…

Video Package: A video recap was shown of 3MB as the Union Jacks losing to Santino and Los Matadors’ from last week…

Match #7 (Tag Team Match): R-Truth/X.Woods vs. The Rhinestone Cowboys (3MB) (Winner: Truth/Woods via PF, Rating: 3.0 of 4): This is the debut match for Woods on RAW. 3MB just can’t pick up a win I tell ya, this match had a lot of good moments though the crowd wasn’t into it. Overall great debut matches for the NXT star Xavier Woods…

Backstage Segment: Backstage segment with HHH and Stephanie telling Randy he will have no backup at the PPV. Randy tells them he still has faith in himself to beat the Big Show…

Video Package: A video package is shown of the WM30 pre sale party in New Orleans as tickets go on sale for the big event…

Musical Performance: Florida Georgia Line performed “Round Here” the official theme song for RAW Country, They had the lyrics flashing on the titan tron as the band performed…

Video Package: A video package of the Wyatt’s and the Shield being run off by Punk/Bryan and Co. at the end of last week’s RAW…

Match #8 (12 Man Tag Team Match)(ME): Bryan/Punk/Rhodes Bros./USO’s vs. The Wyatt’s/ 
The Shield (Winner: Punk/Bryan/Rhodes Bros./USO’s via PF, Rating: 3.5 of 4): Great way to showcase a lot of the young talent in one match! Awesome match to watch tons of awesome spots and a crazy finish that saw Punk hit the GTS on a member of the Shield for the pin. After the match the Real Americans join the party and jump the winners. Rey Mysterio makes the save and helps the faces clear the ring. The faces celebrate in the ring to close the show!!

Overall Rating (3.0 of 4): This was a pretty good themed episode of RAW. Some of the matches weren’t that good but the ones that were really made up for the bad ones. Overall it was a pretty decent episode…

Match of the Night: Match #6 (Singles Match, Broadway Brawl): Dolph Ziggler vs. Damien Sandow (Winner: Ziggler via PF, Rating: 3.5 of 4)


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