So That Happened: #OldSchoolRAW Recap (01/06/14)


Old School RAW begins with an old school intro.

Ric Flair comes out next.

Ric Flair welcomes us to Old School RAW, and says Old School has had some fun in Baltimore.

Ric Flair hypes Old School RAW talking about tonight having Legends, Hall Of Famers and the Nature Boy, ready to style and profile all night long. Flair starts to strut and WOO until Randy Orton interrupts him.

Randy Orton hugs Ric Flair, then tells Flair that how much respect he has for him for taking him under his ring and being his mentor. Orton thanks Flair for mentoring, then reminds Flair that tonight isn’t all about the Legends, tonight is also about the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Randy Orton. Orton says he knows Ric Flair agrees that he’s the greatest Superstar of this generation.

Randy Orton says that this is his show and his ring, and since he likes Ric Flair so much, he’d like him to step aside so he can get something off his chest. Ric Flair doesn’t leave the ring.

Randy Orton complains about Stephanie McMahon giving John Cena title shot at the Royal Rumble. After the crowd cheers, Orton questions why The Authority is so concerned about giving the WWE Universe what they want. Orton says the Authority didn’t consult him about this decision, since they thought it was what’s “Best For Business.” Orton says he proved himself against John Cena when he beat him at TLC, so he has nothing left to prove to the WWE Universe, John Cena or anyone else. Orton asks The Authority to reverse the decision, because he has already proved that he’s the man. Ric Flair interrupts Orton.

Ric Flair interrupts Randy Orton, saying that he’s not sure if Orton is the man. Flair tells Orton that in his day, the World Champion went out 7 Days a week and wrestled against the best every night. Flair says 3 decades, which is why he has 2 Hall Of Fame Rings. Flair congratulates Randy Orton on beating John Cena, but calls Orton out on complaining about the rematch. Flair suggests that Orton wrestle Cena again.

Randy Orton calls Ric Flair out having help every time he defended the title. Orton says he’s got no one watching his back, then reveals his true feelings for Flair. Orton calls Flair the most overrated Superstar in history. Orton says Flair was great, but that was 25 years ago.

Randy Orton orders Ric Flair to leave his ring, and if Flair doesn’t, Orton can’t be held responsible for his actions. Ric Flair refuses to leave, and tells Orton that he’s gonna listen to what he has to say, whether Orton likes it or not, he better learn to love it.

Ric Flair reminds Orton about being hand picked by himself and Triple H beause of Orton’s potential. Flair says although he loved hanging around Orton, Orton had an immature punk attitude that has never gone away. Flair mentions Orton’s WWE World Heavyweight Championship making him the man, but questions if Orton actually thinks he’s the man behind closed doors.

Randy Orton gets fed up and threatens to go Old School on Ric Flair.

Before Randy Orton can attack Ric Flair, he is stopped by John Cena.

After greeting Ric Flair, John Cena congratulates Randy Orton, claiming that every time Orton opens his mouth, he sinks to a new level of scumbag. Cena calls Orton out on taking out his anger on Ric Flair instead of The Authority or him. Cena is offended by Orton calling Ric Flair overrated, then reminds Orton about Flair’s history in the business. Cena tells Orton that he doesn’t even belong in Flair’s resume.

John Cena brings up Randy Orton’s threat to go old school. Cena says he doesn’t know what that means, but if it means to fight, he’s feeling to go Old School too. Cena challenges Orton to “dance” but Orton backs down.

John Cena and Ric Flair start Ric Flair strutting


Michael Cole and JBL are shown in their Old School RAW Jackets.

Match 01: The Wyatt Family vs. Rey Mysterio and The Usos

The Wyatts Do Ther Intro With Daniel Bryan:



Rey Mysterio tries to talk to Daniel Bryan, but Bryan kicks him hard.

Daniel Bryan almost wins the match, but Luke Harper tags himself in. Jimmy Uso takes advantage and rolls up Luke Harper.

Winners: The Usos and Rey Mysterio

Post-Match, The Wyatt Family chases out The Usos and Rey Mysterio.

Another Batista Returns Promo:

It’s revealed that Batista will enter the Royal Rumble:

Backstage: Brad Maddox says that due to a lack of competent officiating, he is going to have 3 Hall Of Famers be the special guest referee for Damien Sandow vs. The Great Khali. The choices are Bob Backlund, Arn Anderson and Sgt. Slaughter. Maddox wishes all 3 good luck and they walk off.

Kane walks up to Brad Maddox and calls Maddox out on badmouthing him to the Authority last week. Maddox tries to smooth things over, then asks Kane what he’s going to do about it, hoping for Kane to threaten him physically. Kane reminds Maddox that according to Pg. 23 of the WWE Human Resource Policy Handbook, threatening a corporate official with physical violence would get him fired. Kane tells Maddox that he’s in a no-win situation because if he got fired, he would make sure Maddox was never seen or heard from again. However, if Maddox gets him fired, Kane would go back to being the monster, and would make sure that Maddox is never seen or heard from again. Kane tells Maddox to keep that in mind next time Maddox decides to talk to The Authority about his job performance.

Big E. Langston is walking backstage, when he bumps into Nikola Volkoff singing the national anthem

Big E. Langston bumps into The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase and Aksana. DiBiase tells Big E. that everybody has a price, then laughs hysterically

IRS reminds Big E. Langston to pay his taxes.

Match 02: Big E. Langston vs. Curtis Axel (with Ryback on commentary)

Winner: Big E. Langston

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