So That Happened: 10/07/13

RAW starts off with Stephanie McMahon

Stephanie McMahon says that last night the WWE Championship match with Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton was ruined. Stephanie understands that the WWE Universe is angry because not only is she angry, but so are Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton and it’s all because of the actions of one selfish man: Big Show. Stephanie McMahon orders Big Show to come to the ring.

Big Show tries to explain himself, but Stephanie McMahon tells him to shut up.

Stephanie McMahon tells Big Show that she knows he’s been under a lot of pressure lately at home and at work, and says when Big Show is under pressure, he makes bad decisions, but his actions at Battleground were unexcuseable. Stephanie calls Big Show out on his mistakes then asks what he has to say for himself and Big Show says…

That’s not what he actually says, but that would’ve been awesome. Big Show says “Sorry.” Stephanie McMahon mocks his apology then calls him a sorry, pathetic excuse of life. Stephanie McMahon reminds Big Show of all the things the McMahons have done for him. Stephanie says it’s no wonder that Big Show is broke because he can’t manage his finances, his career and he can’t even manage himself.

Stephanie tells Big Show that all they’ve asked Big Show to do his do his job, but says he can’t do that. Stephanie McMahon says it’s time for Big Show to man up and take responsibility for his actions. Big Show responds with “Okay. Can I go now?”

Stephanie McMahon pokes Big Show and says that he can’t go yet.

Stephanie McMahon reminds Big Show that the McMahons don’t just own his home, they own Big Show and that he doesn’t have the right to free will. Stephanie says that Big Show doesn’t do anything in this company unless she and her husband personally approve it.

Stephanie McMahon demands that Big Show get down on his knees and beg for forgiveness. Big Show doesn’t do it and Stephanie calls him worthless and says he doesn’t have a heart or soul.

Big Show laughs it off then says he’s not begging and tells Stephanie McMahon that he knocked out Randy Orton because he couldn’t take it anymore. As for Daniel Bryan, he knocked him out because Stephanie told him to.

Stephanie McMahon claims Big Show is trying to twist the story around and blame Brad Maddox, but Big Show says that Brad Maddox is a puppet that works for her and her “son of a bitch” husband, Triple H.

Stephanie McMahon slaps Big Show several times and asks him if he’s gonna cry as Big Show laughs it off. Stephanie McMahon asks Big Show what he’s gonna do about it, then says he’s gonna do nothing because he’s fired!

Big Show walks off having no problem with being fired.

Match 01: Dolph Ziggler vs. Damien Sandow

Dolph Ziggler hits the Fame-Asser on Damien Sandow.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

Backstage: Stephanie McMahon scolds Brad Maddox saying that she trusted him to do a good job, then runs down the list of everything that went wrong at Battleground. Stephanie McMahon asks Brad Maddox what does he have to say for himself and he responds with Triple H, but Stephanie cuts him off. Stephanie McMahon tells him that he’s lucky that he’s not suffering the same fate as Big Show. Stephanie demands that Brad Maddox issue a public apology to the WWE Universe and make it up to them. Maddox rushes off to do that.

Bruno Sammartino is shown on the WWE App receiving a Happy Birthday from the WWE Universe.

Match 02: Aksana, Alicia Fox and Rosa Mendes vs. Natalya, Eva Marie and Jojo

Eva Marie is tagged in:

Natalya gets tagged back in:

Winner: Natalya (Not a typo)

Post-Match, Brad Maddox walks out.

Brad Maddox apologizes for the incident that happened at Battleground, then announces a rematch between Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton at WWE: Hell In A Cell…in a Hell In A Cell! Maddox says that to ensure that there is a definitive winner, he will assign a special guest Hall Of Fame Referee. There are 3 Potential Candidates for Special Guest Referee, and it’s up to the WWE Universe to decide via the WWE App. Brad Maddox introduces the first candidate…Booker T.

Booker T lobbies to be Special Guest Referee by telling the WWE Universe that they know him, and that they know he’s going to do the right thing for the people, and the right thing for business. Booker T tries to win the poll by saying “CAN YOU DIG THAT, SUCKA?!”

Match 03: Los Matadoes vs. 3MB

Winner: Los Matadores

Post-Match, Heath Slater tries to attack El Torito but gets a hurricanrana for his troubles.

Paul Heyman Speaks: Paul Heyman calls himself the Best In The World and says reminds everyone that he beat CM Punk with both hands tied behind his back.

Paul Heyman says that he’s the only one who can make that claim, but CM Punk can make the claim that he beat Ryback last night at Battleground, despite cheating. Heyman calls Punk a bully then goes shows the footage of Ryback losing.

Paul Heyman is about to speak again, but he’s cut off by CM Punk.

CM Punk admits to no wrong doing and says the only thing he did last night was win. Punk says that he kicked Ryback in the balls to see if he had any.

Paul Heyman tells CM Punk that he will never do that again, but Punk tells him that his promises mean squat. Punk says that he can and will do it again and by it, he means beat Ryback. CM Punk says that that he assumes that Paul Heyman is out here to issue a rematch, and already accepts the challenge here, tonight or at Hell In A Cell. CM Punk ends his speech by telling Paul Heyman that’s what he gets for trying to bully/pick on someone smarter than them.

Paul Heyman tells Ryback that CM Punk is bullying him. Ryback tells CM Punk that if Punk had any balls, he would’ve hit him there a long time ago.

Ryback calls CM Punk out on being a bully again and tells him to walk his skinny little ass in the ring and bully him right now. CM Punk is about to come down to the ring, but R-Truth’s music plays. R-Truth comes out and lobbies to be CM Punk’s Tag Partner. CM Punk accepts.

Match 04: CM Punk and R-Truth vs. Curtis Axel and Ryback

CM Punk cleans house.

Winner: CM Punk and R-Truth

Justin Roberts introduces the next potential candidate for Special Guest Referee…Bob Backlund.

Bob Backlund paces around the ring with a microphone before saying that he loves the people and that he has a heck of a reason why they should vote for him. By the way, he uses heck because he doesn’t want to use the word hell or foul language. Backlund’s reasons for wanting to be choses is that he’s been a good guy and bad guy and in the past, and he doesn’t care who wins, as long as he does the best job and that the decision is final. Backlund says that if anyone gets out of control, he will put that person in the Crossface Chicken Wing, then tells the WWE Universe to stand up straight when he addresses them. This summary did the promo no justice.

Match 05: Kofi Kingston vs. Randy Orton

Kofi Kingston dives at Randy Orton but gets caught mid-air with a powerslam!

Randy Orton hits the Kofi Kingston with a vicious DDT on the guardrail!

Randy Orton hits the RKO on Kofi Kingston.

Winner: Randy Orton

Post-Match, Daniel Bryan furiously attacks Randy Orton.

Several WWE Officials try and break up Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton, but Bryan gets the upperhand for most of the brawl.

Backstage: Vickie Guerrero scolds a worker about vacation time until Alberto Del Rio walks up.

Alberto Del Rio asks if he’s going to be named the new face of the WWE. Vickie laughs but Del Rio says he’s the only champion they have. Del Rio says that he was going to ask for the night off, but since he destroyed RVD, the WWE Universe needs to see their champion. Del Rio tells Vickie Guerrero that he trusts she’ll find the right opponent for him, then starts complimenting Vickie Guerrero. Del Rio flatters Vickie Guerrero further by kissing her on the cheek.

The 3rd HOFer to vote for is…

Shawn Michaels!

Shawn Michaels is announced as the 3rd HOFer to vote for. Shawn Michaels talks about how Triple H is his close personal friend, but the keyword in that phrase is personal, but tonight is business. HBK reminds everyone that he trained Daniel Bryan, but he will not let that sway him, nor will he let his friendship with Triple H sway him. As for Randy Orton, they don’t like each other, but he won’t let that sway him either.

HBK asks everyone to download the WWE App and vote for ol’ “HB-Shizzle” because he wants to be the one to get the vote. An HB-Shizzle chant breaks out.

Shawn Michaels says wants the WWE Universe to vote for him as Special Guest Referee because he will make sure there is a new WWE Champion. HBK says he doesn’t care if it’s best for Business; he wants what’s best for the WWE Universe.

Match 06: Alberto Del Rio vs. ??

It’s announced that Rob Van Dam said on the Battleground Blu-Ray that he needs to “find himself.”

Vickie Guerrero introduces Alberto Del Rio’s opponent for the evening, Ricardo Rodriguez…

Match 06: Alberto Del Rio vs. Ricardo Rodriguez

Vickie Guerrero also announces that Alberto Del Rio’s opponent for the World Heavyweight Title at Hell In A Cell will be…

Ricardo Rodriguez rolls up Alberto Del Rio.

Winner: RicRod

Post-Match, Alberto Del Rio viciously attacks RicRod.

Alberto Del Rio does the Armbreaker in the chair to RicRod.

Match 07: Fandango vs. Zack Ryder

Winner: Fandango

Backstage: Booker T, Bob Backlund and Shawn Michaels are shown as the winner of the Special Guest Referee spot at Hell In A Cell is about to be announced.

The winner and Special Guest Referee for Hell In A Cell is….Shawn Michaels!

Shawn Michaels shakes Bob Backlund’s hand, then Booker T’s. Booker T quickly walks away.

Match 08: The Real Americans vs. The Great Khali and Santino Marella

Antonio Cesaro does the Giant Swing to The Great Khai again!

Winner: The Real Americans

Post-Match, Antonio Cesaro does the Giant Swing to Hornswoggle!

Post-Match, Santino Marella saves Hornswoggle.

MizTV with Special Guest: The Miz

The Miz tries to do MizTV but The Wyatt Family comes out.

The Miz holds his own against the Wyatt Family and manages to escape. Bray Wyatt holds on to Luke Harper and Erick Rowan, bends backwards, then laughs at The Miz.

Match 09: The Shield vs. Cody Rhodes, Goldust and Daniel Bryan

Dean Ambrose hits Cody Rhodes with a chair. The Shield gets disqualified, but Triple H restarts the match and makes it a No Disqualification Match.

Randy Orton comes from out of nowhere and RKO’s Daniel Bryan.

Winners: The Shield

Post-Match, The Shield and Randy Orton attack Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes and Goldust. Suddenly, Big Show’s theme plays.

Big Show fends off The Shield then gets face to face with Triple H.

Daniel Bryan gets back in the ring and grabs Triple H’s tie.

Daniel Bryan stands over Triple H and chants “YES!” with the WWE Universe.

So That Happened:

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