TRIU WWE Monday Night RAW Review (2/10/14)


Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA

On Stage Segment: Tonight’s Guest host Betty White is led out by the Big Show to address the crowd as they chant “Betty White!”. They are then interrupted by HHH and Stephanie McMahon on their way to the ring…

In Ring Segment: HHH and Stephanie are in ring to promote the Elimination Chamber Main Event for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, when they are interrupted by WWE WHC Randy Orton. Orton begins to apologize to the Authority for his actions in recent weeks and declares he will get back on track when he beats Cena tonight!! Orton goes on to brag about his accomplishments and run down the rest of the roster and declares himself the face of the WWE. We are then joined by Daniel Bryan, the crowd is mega behind him! Bryan comes out bragging about his win last week over Orton and demands a match with Kane who tried to interfere. Bryan and Orton exchange barbs and Bryan ends up insulting the Authority. So the boss gives him the night off….

Match #1 (6-Man Tag Match): Rey Mesterio/Rhodes Brothers vs. The Wyatt Family (Winner: The Wyatt’s via PF, Rating: 3.5 of 4): Great match between 6 awesome superstars. The finish to this match was awe inspiring to watch as Bray Wyatt blind tagged into the match and hit Mysterio with Sister Abigail as he was coming off the ropes for a 619. The Wyatt’s cut a promo on the Shield and their match at ECPPV. Great match to watch and good opening match on RAW…

Video Package: A video package is shown of Roman Reigns record setting night at the Royal Rumble 2 weeks ago as he eliminated 13 WWE Superstars…

Backstage Segment: The Shield is interviewed backstage and Ambrose is asked about not defending the US Title in awhile. He then lays out a open challenge to the locker room for a US Title match later tonight! We then see the Diva’s hanging out with Betty White before the New Age Outlaws come and take Mrs. White away for a cup of tea…

Video Package: A video package of a 2009 I quit matchup between Cena/Orton to hype their main event match tonight!

Video Package: A video package is shown of the dance-off between Emma and Summer Rea from last week’s RAW…

Match #2 (Singles Match): Santino w/Emma vs. Fandango w/Summer Rea (Winner: Fandango via PF, Rating: 3.0 of 4): The Miz comes out and cuts another promo about how he gets no ring time on RAW. This match was just very flat… the crowd wasn’t into it and the finish saw Fandango hit the flying leg drop on Santino for the pin….

Backstage Segment: Backstage interview with Sheamus about his tag match with Chirstian tonight against the Real Americans and his role in the WWE WHC match at the PPV…

Video Promo: Christian cuts a promo about his role at the Elimination Chamber Match in 2 weeks…

Match #3 (Tag Team Match): Sheamus/Christian vs. The Real Americans w/Zeb Colture (Winner: Shamus/Christian via PF, Rating: 3.5 of 4): Colture cuts a promo on Christian and Sheamus about not being real Americans. Crowd seems a lot more alive during this match! Great fast paced match that really kept the crowd energized. Great spot late in the match Sheamus hits Cesaro and Swagger with his signature move. The match finished with a Brough Kick to Swagger for the pin!

Backstage Segment: Backstage interview with John Cena, Cena cuts a promo on tonight’s main event and declares a end to the Cena/Orton feud. Cena then challenges the top stars to come thru him to become the top guy in the company…

Video Package: A video package is shown of Betty White opening RAW saying she is going to kick some butt!! Also the you tube clip “30 Seconds of Fury – Batista Bombs” is shown…

Video Package: A video package is shown of Del Rio attacking Batista on last week’s RAW…

Match #4 (Singles Match): Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio (Winner: Del Rio via PF, Rating: 3.0 of 4): Crowd seems to be behind Ziggler. This match was a quick on and seemed to be a squash match to setup the attack by Del Rio. The attack led to Batista making the save and beating on Del Rio before putting him thru the announcers table to a loud pop!! A video replay is shown as Batista stands over a broken Del Rio….

Video Package: A video package is shown of the Bella Twins telling the WWE Universe how to view the WWE Network on the many devices its available on…

Backstage Segment: Batista is shown talking to HHH who is telling him he cant go around putting people thru tables. HHH then gives Batista a match against Del Rio at Elimination Chamber before Batista insults him and walks away…

Video Package: A video package is shown to announce LITA as the newest inductee into the WWE HOF!!! Joining Jake “The Snake” Roberts and the Ultimate Warrior…

Backstage Segment: The New Age Outlaws are backstage having tea with RAW Host Betty White who tricks them into drinking sleepy time tea…

Match #5 (Tag Team Match): Ryback/Curtis Axel vs. The USO’s (Winner: USO’s via PF, Rating: 3.0 of 4): The Tag Champs (NAO) are on commentary for this match. Goldberg chants come from the crowd as Ryback steps in the ring. This match was exciting to watch and very fast paced. The finish saw a flying tag by the USO’s before they hit the top rope splash for the pin. Post match the USO’s have a stare off with the champs until Billy Gunn runs off like he has to use the bathroom…

Video Package: A video package is shown for the “Mr. Wrestlemania” DVD that comes out tomm…

Match #6 (US Title Match): © Dean Ambrose vs. Mark Henry (Winner: Henry via DQ, Rating: 3.9 of 4): Ambrose comes out to the ring being very cocky until Henry’s music hits. The match ends as usual with the Shield interfering and causing the DQ. After the match the member of the Shield beat up Henry and are leaving when the Wyatt Family comes down to the ring and they have a face off that sees the Wyatt’s back down and walk away…

Video Package: A video package is shown of Orton attacking Cena’s father last month on RAW. Followed by a video promo for the WWE Network…

Video Package: In honor of Black History Month a video package is shown chronicling the career of Bobo Brazil…

Match #7 (6-Diva Tag Match): The Bellas/Cameron w/Eve Marie vs. © AJ Lee w/Tamina/ Aksana/ Alicia Fox (Winner: Bella’s/Cameron via PF, Rating: 2.5 of 4): The crowd wasn’t too into this match. This was a solid match for a Diva’s match but virtually no crowd reaction. The finish saw Cameron hit Fox with a spike DDT for the pin. Overall not a good filler match…

Video Package: A video promo is shown for the recent NXT call up Alexander Rusev and his manager Lana. A recap of the events of earlier tonight between Orton and the Authority is shown…

In Ring Segment: DOO Kane comes down to the ring to cut a promo explaining his actions from last week, apologizing for acting out of order. Before he can finish he is interrupted and attacked by Daniel Bryan. Ending with Bryan standing tall and celebrating with the crowd…

Backstage Segment: Backstage segment of Betty White announcing that the main event was next and thanking the WWE Universe for having her tonight…

Match #8 (Singles Match)(ME): © Randy Orton vs. John Cena (Winner: Cena via PF, Rating: 3.5 of 4): This was a classic Orton/Cena match with a lot of back and forth. Orton took control late only to lose it back to Cena, then Cena seemed to give it right back. Crowd was really into the match overall. The finish saw Cena hit Orton with 2 AA’s in under a minute to finally get the win. After the match Cena just celebrated with the crowd as RAW went off the air…

Overall Rating: (3.5 of 4): The show started out hot and kinda cooled off before bouncing back with a strong finish match wise. Overall it could have been better but not by much on this Monday night…

Match of the Night: Match #1 (6-Man Tag Match): Rey Mesterio/Rhodes Brothers vs. The Wyatt Family (Winner: The Wyatt’s via PF, Rating: 3.5 of 4)


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