September 1, 2014 Leave a comment
Tonight is Labor Day, so either WWE will make tonight’s Raw memorable, or they will phone it in.
We’ll see which side they go with, The Highlight Reel with Jericho’s guest being Randy Orton kicks off the show.
We are in Des Moines, Iowa tonight.
We have Labor Day, with people who work hard for themselves, yet his guest is a man who hasn’t worked hard a day in his life, with everything handed to him on a silver platter.
Now comes the entire Authority.
Jericho makes a joke about all four men, and HHH interrupts Kane, and says this is Chris Jericho, the man who never grew up. He means that figuratively, and physically.
HHH has some business to attend to, and Jericho makes a joke about HHH not conducting business, unless his wife is in jail.
HHH said that Jericho should be thanking him, for making this Highlight Reel historic. He has seen video of Summerslam, with Lesnar Vs Cena, and he has also heard from the panelists last week. He has come to the conclusion that it might not be best for business to make that rematch at Night of Champions.
Chris wants to know who HHH will get to put in that match, now?
Orton intervenes and says there is one man who has what it takes to beat Brock, and he is a 12-time World Champion.
Kane suggests maybe it should be the man who uses a mask to unleash the devil’s deeds.
Seth Rollins suggests it should be the future, since he won Money in the Bank, and took out Dean Ambrose.
Jericho suggests he should give it to the 6-time World Champion, and the first Undisputed Champion, and the Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla….
Here comes Cena.
Cena brings up it doesn’t matter HHH is friends with Flair and HBK, the same two men that don’t think he can beat Brock believed he couldn’t beat HHH at Wrestlemania 22, and he made him tap.
Cena has a rematch clause, and he authorized it. If he doesn’t follow through, he will sue WWE and become the new COO and his first order of business is to fire HHH.
So is this what Cena has come to? Hustle, Loyalty, Respect, Lawsuit? This is why HHH is the COO, this is why he does what is best for business, and perhaps Cena doesn’t have what it takes to win. Maybe he shouldn’t do this.
Seth thinks HHH should accept the match, because anything can happen. He has the MITB briefcase, after all.
Orton agrees, he has never had his rematch yet from Wrestlemania, so give him the winner of Night of Champions, and he gets a one on one opportunity.
Jericho brings up Orton’s last big match he was speared and Superman-punched by Roman Reigns.
Orton says Roman isn’t anything, and he will drop him next time he sees him.
Reigns comes out. He dares him to drop him, and Orton doesn’t do it.
The Authority doesn’t like to see him, because of what happened last week. He shows Rollins that they have unfinished business, and he wants an opportunity at the WWE World Title.
HHH doesn’t believe in Cena, and HHH doesn’t think Cena believes in himself. So tonight, he gives all 6 men a chance to prove they belong. A 6-man tag match of Cena, Reigns, and Jericho Vs Kane, Orton, and Rollins.
HHH will be sitting at ringside, watching this.
Rollins tries to attack Reigns, but it backfires.
Michael Cole, JBL, and Jerry “The King” Lawler welcome us to the show.
6-man tag match tonight, also Big Show and Mark Henry Vs Rowan and Harper.
Last Friday on Smackdown, we see footage of The Miz and Sheamus.
Ziggler and Sheamus Vs The Miz and Sandow is next.
Actually, Cesaro is tag partners with Miz, and Sandow is his agent. Oh boy.
The Miz and Cesaro win when Miz hits a Skull Crushing Finale, pinning Ziggler.
Last Monday, we see The Bellas drama.
We see a segment called “Growing Up Bella”, and find out Brie stole Nikki’s’ prom date from her.
Divas action now, with Summer Rae, Layla, and Naomi Vs Eva Marie, Rosa Mendes, and Cameron.
The match ends in a no contest, complete waste of time. Hey, season 3 of “Total Divas” this Sunday.
We see what happened last Monday night when Roman Reigns ruined Rollins and Kane’s plans with the cinder blocks.
Tonight, 6-man tag action of Cena, Jericho, and Reigns Vs Rollins, Orton, and Kane.
But next, over 1,400 pounds in the ring, with Big Show and Mark Henry Vs Rowan and Harper.
Rowan and Harper lose by DQ, when Rusev comes to ringside, and lays a big boot on Henry, causing the DQ.
More stuff from Nikki Bella, “Growing up Bella”.
Nikki passed her driving test, and Brie failed. Brie stole the car, and she stole Nikki’s driver’s license, and got into an accident.
Next, we will see a message from John Cena, “Hustle, Loyalty, Focus”.
Michael Sam is invited to Monday Night Raw next week. Will he accept the invite? Next week, in Baltimore.
Video os John Cena Vs Brock Lesnar for Night of Champions.
Paul Heyman shows up, telling us he is the advocate of his client Brock Lesnar. John Cena has an ego, or something like that. Heyman gives us video proof of Lesnar victimizing and beating Cena, not to mention emasculated him at Summerslam.
Ladies and gentlemen, as any great champion before him has his manhood stripped of him. And what happens when that takes place? He ignores advice from others, such as the panelists last week, and of HHH. Cena is so desperate to hang on to that image that we have of Cena. That is why he was so magnificent last week against The Wyatts, and why he will be fantastic tonight. But you can stack the entire WWE locker room, and they won’t amount to Brock Lesnar’s manhood, and that is why the same result will happen at Night of Champions.
WWE World Title match is set for Night of Champions, John Cena Vs Brock Lesnar.
Jack Swagger is up next, accompanied to the ring by a returning Zeb Colter.
Swagger Vs Axel is now.
Swagger makes Axel tap out to the Patriot Lock. Bo Dallas is watching on the ramp, with some Americans who are disappointed Jack lost to Rusev at Summerslam.
Like Richie, Angelo, and Jennifer.
Swagger let Richie down, because he bet money on Swagger, who lost. Now, he lost his farm. Angelo lost his American Citizenship, because he is so depressed over Swagger losing. He is now about to be deported. And Jennifer’s little boy used to look up to Swagger, he was his favorite wrestler. Now he wants to grow up like Vladimir Putin.
But we all need to stand up, and just BOlieve.
Tonight, 6-man tag match with Cena, Reigns, and Jericho Vs Orton, Kane, and Rollins.
Adam Rose sighting on Raw tonight, folks.
He is facing Titus O’ Neil.
Adam Rose wins with a rollup. It seems the bunny and Heath Slater got into it, so the bunny nails a Thesz Press and whales on Slater.
Yeah, that was entertaining.
More “Growing Up Bella”.
Brie almost did not graduate with Nikki at High School.
Nikki switched places with Brie, and took her final exams.
Rusev is in action.
We come back from a break, and Lana tells us we celebrate another day off on Labor Day. Which means one less day to educate. In Russia, they celebrate a day of knowledge. So America, what is that American word? We suck.
Rusev Vs Zack Ryder.
So was Ryder the bunny tonight?
The Accolade, match is over.
Somebody is about to get their ass kicked….here comes Mark Henry.
He goes right for Rusev, and Rusev runs off.
Mark asks him what is he scared of? Why is he running? Mark is scared too, he is scared what he might do if he gets his hands on. He is the strongest man in the strongest country, United States of America.
Rusev thinks because he is undefeated, he is unvincible? He has something for him, Mark just opened an International Wing in the Hall of Pain, and Rusev is the first induction.
Stephanie wants to get back into the Bellas business. She has given so much, that she wants to give back.
Stephanie is going to make a big announcement, next.
Stephanie McMahon heads to the ring.
As principal owner, and one of the most powerful women in the world, she wants to commend Nikki Bella for telling her story.
Here comes Nikki.
Nikki thanks Steph for giving her the platform to get things off her chest.
The crowd is chanting boring, and Stephanie tells is the fans know what its like to be in the shadow of things, and look up to bigger people, like Stephanie. As a woman, and a mother herself, she is proud of Nikki. She has raised her children as values, and she never has had a Brie. Which is why she is rewarding Nikki of a Divas Title match.
Here comes Brie, with the same music.
Is this why Nikki has been spreading lies all night? A Divas Title? For what?
Nikki tells her that she sees right through Brie. And she is waiting for the day her “goatface husband” sees Brie for who she is too, and she divorces her. Brie is going to be the next Divas Champion.
Here comes AJ Lee.
AJ reminds Stephanie that she is the Number One Contender to the Divas Title, and she earns that right. Let’s just leave the Bellas to have their battle, while she fights for the Diva Title.
Paige loves hearing about all of this talk about the Divas Title, but there is one thing missing, a bloody Divas Champion.
Nikki will forgive Brie for one simple thing, and that is to quit. She quit for her husband, so why can’t she quit for Nikki?
If you love me, you will go. So leave, you quitter. Leave me alone, just leave me alone.
Brie shoves Nikki right into Paige.
AJ has the Divas Title now, and skips with it. But Stephanie, who towers over her stops her. She orders AJ to give her the Divas Championship.
This is a future match, here.
AJ smiles, and hands her the title.
This Friday night on Smackdown, Miz TV, with Dolph Ziggler as his guest.
Next week, Bray Wyatt Vs Chris Jericho, inside a steel cage.
Bray Wyatt shows up, and he tells Chris it time for him to pay for his sins, run.
The Uso’s are in action, now.
It’s actually Jey Uso Vs Goldust, and we see Stardust accompanying Goldust to the ring.
Goldust tries to apologize for their actions last week, but Jey doesn’t want to hear it.
Goldust win with Final Cut.
Stardust tells Goldust it’s okay and Goldust attacks Jimmy.
Switching gears, we see footage again of Reigns ruining Rollins’ plan last week with the cinder blocks.
A sneak peek of “Total Divas”, season 3.
Earlier tonight, Rusev kicks Mark Henry, and Mark fought back. Big Show knows Mark is going to take care of Rusev, but he also believes they can be a dominant tag team.
Mark knows, but he needs to take care of Rusev first, by himself. Do it for himself, and the country.
HHH and Stephanie make their appearance, again.
Earlier tonight, HHH questions if Cena can beat Brock.
Our main event, 6-man tag match of Cena, Reigns, and Jericho Vs Orton, Kane, and Rollins is now.
Reigns, Cena, and Jericho win when Reigns spears Kane, and pins him. Cena shows The Authority he can handle things, and he assures them he is ready for Lesnar. But then Rollins tries to attack him, and Cena just lifts him up, Attitude Adjustment on the announce table.
You can’t see Cena.
Next week, Reigns Vs Orton, and Jericho Vs Wyatt, inside a steel cage. Will Michael Sam show up? Tune in next week.
So, the question was answered at the beginning of the report, would this be a big, great show, or would this be half-assed? It was half-assed. It’s a holiday, and nobody cares about Raw on the holiday, right? Meanwhile WWE Network just started Monday Night Nitro, and I watched the clip where Scott Hall came out, to issue war with WCW. The beginning of NWO, and what day was that? Memorial Day, I honestly think the creative teams needs to do research on the shows from the mid-late 1990s. Not to rehash things, but to hear that excitement, and get that feel back with the crowd.
If you missed tonight’s show, you missed nothing, and that can’t happen.
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