So That Happened: #RAW Recap (08/26/14)

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RAW begins with Michael Cole introducing the Hall Of Fame Forum.

Michael Cole introduces Hulk Hogan.

Michael Cole introduces Ric Flair.

Michael Cole introduces Shawn Michaels.

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Michael Cole brings up John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar at Night Of Champions. Cole asks Shawn Michaels about John Cena’s chances of beating Brock Lesnar for the title. HBK thinks it’s not good and not going to happen, which Ric Flair agrees with. HBK thinks that John Cena is at a crossroads and that it may be time for him to retire.

Hulk Hogan tells Shawn Michaels that wrestlers know when it’s their time, but John Cena’s time is not up. Hogan thinks Cena can still go.

Michael Cole asks Ric Flair if he agrees with HBK. Flair tells Cole that he thinks the world of John Cena then talks about his accolades, but does not want him up against Brock Lesnar at Night Of Champions. His exact words were, “Enh. I don’t think so. I’m not feelin’ it.”

Hulk Hogan tells Michael Cole that he’s rooting for John Cena, because his Hustle, Loyalty and Respect are not a gimmick. Hogan thinks Cena has heart and can defeat Brock Lesnar.

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Shawn Michaels says it’s not a personality contest and that although everyone likes John Cena, he has no chance of beating Brock Lesnar. Hulk Hogan brings up John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar at Extreme Rules in 2012, saying Cena found a way to win that match.

Shawn Michaels cuts Hulk Hogan that nobody takes a beating like John Cena did and comes back the same way. Hogan thinks Cena will still find a way to win against Brock Lesnar. Ric Flair backs Shawn Michaels thinking Cena can’t defeat Brock Lesnar. Hulk Hogan keeps defending John Cena until Cena comes out.

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John Cena starts talking about the critics who have been talking about what Cena should do after his beating at Summerslam from Brock Lesnar. After a “Cena Sucks” chant, Cena tells the panel that he has the utmost respect for Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan, but he is sick of people telling him what he should do.

John Cena talks about the beating her had at Summerslam, saying that match was a 100% beatdown and asswhooping. Cena agrees with Shawn Michaels’ point saying a fight like that changes a man, but says he wants to fight Brock Lesnar again at Night Of Champions.

John Cena says he doesn’t plan of getting beaten down again. Cena wants to bring to fight to Brock Lesnar and that the rematch is the biggest rematch of his entire match. Cena tells the panel that he’s not going to Night Of Champions to beat Brock Lesnar, he’s going to Night Of Champions to beat Brock Lesnar’s ass.

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Match 01: Jack Swagger vs. Rusev

Jack Swagger gets the Ankle Lock on Rusev

Rusev manages to escape.

Rusev gets the upperhand and destroys Jack Swagger.

The referee stops the match.

Winner: Rusev

Rusev shows the Russian Flag.

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Backstage: Bo Dallas tells Jack Swagger that he let his country down again and if he wants to succeed, all he has to do is Bolieve.

Match 02: Cesaro vs. Rob Van Dam (Number One Contender with #ScumbagSheamus on commentary)

Rob Van Dam jumps at Cesaro.

Cesaro hits Rob Van Dam with the Neutralizer.

Winner: Cesaro

Cesaro takes the U.S. Title, then tosses it at #ScumbagSheamus.

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Match 03: Paige vs. Natalya

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After a struggle in the Sharpshooter, Paige hits the Paige Turner on Natalya

Winner: Paige

Post-Match, AJ Lee comes out.

Natalya hits Paige from behind.

AJ Lee calls Paige her little English Muffin, then tells Paige that although Paige was being sincere when she said she loved her, she’s not as sincere as AJ.

AJ Lee drops the mic and hugs Paige.

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AJ Lee kisses Paige’s hand, then skips off.

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