WWE Raw Live Results: Coverage and Analysis for Night of Champions Go-Home Show
Tonight is the final Raw before Night of Champions and I am here to provide you with all your coverage needs.
After last week's surprise ending with Paul Heyman revealing himself to be aligned with CM Punk, we are likely to get some movement on that storyline.
Will Brock Lesnar have anything to do with it, or is this just Punk and Heyman? We will find out tonight.
We also have the IC and U.S. champions both without challengers for NOC, so those matches could be made on the show as well as an officially announced tag title match.
The last couple of weeks have seen WWE really find its stride with the three-hour Raw format, but we will see how it does this week without those hilarious anger management classes as a crutch.
Speaking of anger management, we might see some sort of encounter between Kane and Daniel Bryan, possibly setting up a match for NOC in the process.
Tonight's show is sure to be interesting given all that we have to look forward to, so make sure to bookmark this page and check back tonight when we go live at the top of the show.
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Cena keeps going about how he has done everything for himself and then he talks about how Punk stole Randy Savage's elbow and other things because he doesn't know who he is yet.
This is a very real segment. I would be loving this on any normal night.
Cena says something in French to Punk and gets a big pop from the crowd. Before Cena can say what he said Punk gets in his face.
They bleep when Cena says sonuvabitch, but not the word ass. Punk and Cena stare each other down and Punk goes to hit Hart but Cena stops him.
Punk tries again and Hart blocks it and lays Punk out with a right hand. The crowd pops big for Hart as his music hits.
Punk clutches his title to his chest as he backs up the ramp while Cena signals that he is ready for a fight. We go back to Cole with one last update.
He says he has encouraging news and Lawler's condition is stabilized. He is breathing and his heart is beating by itself. Cole seems like he is in better spirits after hearing this.
He is still waiting on a CAT scan to find out what exactly happened. Cole gives Lawler one last show of love before signing off.
I am so happy to hear that Lawler is starting to show signs of recover.
Get better soon, Jerry Lawler.
After the break we see Bret Hart coming out for his interview with John Cena. Cena comes out but he is not his usual happy-go-lucky self.
Cena looks like he wanted to say something about Lawler but Hart asks him about his feud with Punk and ho it parallels his own feud with Shawn Michaels.
Hart probably didn't mean to cut him off. Cena is holding back some tears. The crowd chants you can't wrestle at him.
Hart asks Cena what he will do to shut Punk up and Punk comes out and asks if he heard that right. Hart repeats it.
Cena calls Punk to the ring and Punk brushes it off. He says he isn't a phony, but he will defend his good name.
I give Punk credit for being able to stay in character right now. Punk says he is better than Bret, Shawn Michaels, Stone Cole and The Rock.
CM Punk runs down everything he is the best at, using some insider terms. Cena calls him a liar and he gives some props to Montreal.
Cena tells Punk that his title reign has been pointless because he is not main eventing. Cena digs deep with a few comments.
He even brings up the ice cream bars when he says all the changes CM Punk promised never happened.
Cole is back with another update. He says Lawler is more responsive now and this could be a good sign. He is going in for a CAT scan.
Cole gives a heartfelt prayer to Lawler to get through this.
WWE.com is posting updates on Lawler. Nothing new yet, but I am sure it will be kept updated as new info becomes available.
Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes
Rey ends up stepping on Cody during an early exchange. This is so strange. No one is talking, the crowd is mostly silent and we all know what is happening.
Rhodes hits a hard right hand to Rey and knocks him down before hitting a forward suplex. Rhodes almost hits Cross Rhodes but Rey breaks out of it.
Rey hits a diving headscissors to Rhodes on the outside. Rhodes catches Rey and then hits a Disaster Kick for a near fall.
Rey comes back with some signatures and gets a near fall. Rey hits the seated senton but Rhodes is right on him again.
Rey breaks out of a hold and knocks Rhodes into thr ropes. Rey kicks Miz as he runs to the ring and this allows Rhodes to get the pin and the win.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
After the match Miz comes in the ring and Rhodes hits him with a Cross Rhodes out of nowhere. Rhodes picks up the IC title and holds it high.
It looks like Rhodes might be in the hunt for his old title again. I like that he attacked another heel. It shows progress.
Cena is shown walking backstage as we go to commercial.
After the break we see some replays of Kane and Bryan's match from earlier. Cole still isn't saying anything on commentary. We see a Tout from Truth and Kofi talking about facing Kane and Bryan.
Dr. Shelby is backstage with Kane and Bryan and they are arguing about the chokeslam. I can't laugh at this knowing what is going on.
Kane and Bryan argue about what their team name should be and Shelby freaks out a little. He suggests they call it team friendship and they both say no. They walk off still arguing.
That would have been funny under normal circumstances. We see graphics for various Night of Champions matches.
Michael Cole is back and he gives us an update on Lawler. He says Lawler is breathing on his own but is being given oxygen and has been moved to a medical facility.
Cole says that out of respect the rest of the show will not have any commentary. Rey Mysterio comes out next.
This is a really sad situation. Lawler is a legend and I truly hope he makes it through this. Keep him in your thoughts.
Sheamus goes back to the ring after the match and sets up for a Brogue Kick. He hits it a big one on Otunga to the delight of the crowd. AJ's music hits and she comes out telling Sheamus she has no choice.
Booker's music hits before she can say anything. AJ walks off and Booker tells Sheamus he is in trouble. Booker says if Sheamus uses the Brogue Kick at all then he will be stripped of the title.
Bret Hart is shown talking to Rey Mysterio backstage and we go to commercial with no one having said a word on commentary through that last segment. Keep Jerry Lawler in your thoughts everyone.
David Otunga vs. Sheamus
The bell rings and the matchj starts with no one on commentary. Otunga gets the better of Sheamus but the Irishman comes back quickly.
I can still see Cole at the table, or someone in a suit, but he is not talking.
Sheamus locks in the Texas Clover leaf for the submission.
We return to Sheamus coming out after the break. Cole is silent so far. They show some tweets on screen, which Cole would usually talk about. This is a little scary.
David Otunga comes out next to face Sheamus.
Cole says Lawler passed out and they are trying to perform CPR on him. I really hope Lawler makes it through this. Keep him in your hopes.
Tyson Kidd vs. Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio goes right after Kidd and takes him down. Kidd hits s spinning kick and tries for a Sharpshooter.
Notice how both Kidd and Natalya get time on Raw when Bret is around.
Del Rio locks in a chin lock to keep Kidd grounded. Kidd fights up and ends up hitting a huge kick to ADR's face from the apron.
Kidd misses the springboard elbow and this allows Del Rio to take Kidd out. Del Rio almost goes for a Sharpshooter, but Kidd reverses it and locks in his own.
He pulls Del Rio to the middle of the ring but Del Rio claws his way to the ropes. I would have marked out had Kidd won.
Del Rio locks in the Cross Arm Breaker for the submission.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
Not a total squash, but way too quick. Del Rio kicks Kidd while he is down and then grabs a mic to talk trash to Sheamus about destroying a Canadian peasant.
We go to ringside for Cole to address Lawler.
We return to see Ricardo Rodriguez coming out to introduce Alberto Del Rio. I am very curious as to what happened with Lawler. I hope nothing serious happened.
Del Rio is out to face Tyson Kidd. I really hope this isn't a squash.
Something happened with Lawler. Not sure what but he wasn't on commentary for the later part of the match. Some fans appeared to be looking towards the table at one point.
Kane and Daniel Bryan vs. Prime Time Players
Kane and Bryan argue over who starts off and Kane wins the draw. He goes right to work on Titus. Was the crowd chanting Oui? Good crowd.
Bryan tags in and Titus tags in Young, who takes down Bryan for a near fall. PTP with quick tags to keep the pressure on Bryan.
O'Neil hits Bryan with tons of big fists in the corner before tagging Young. PTP may be annoying on the mic but they have a good chemistry as a team.
Bryan finally gets in a few shots to Titus, but he gets dropped for another near fall by the larger O'Neil.
Titus yells yes as he stomps on Bryan. Then he barks, something that always confuses me. The crowd has died down a lot as PTP have been in control.
Even I am getting bored with this headlock. Bryan fights out and begins kicking Young before hitting a nice suplex. Not a typical suplex, but a modified suplex.
Bryan climbs up and misses the headbutt. The crowd is officially DOA. They didn't even go "Öh" when Bryan missed a huge move.
Bryan hits a running elbow and Kane reaches for the tag. Bryan shakes his head and starts kicking Young in the chest.
Kane tags himself in and takes out Titus before going to work on Young with clotheslines and a sidewalks slam for a near fall.
Bryan looks pissed about the blind tag. Kane hits a diving clothesline and signals for the chokeslam. He hits it on Young before sending O'Neil out of the ring.
Bryan tags himself back in and Kane chokeslams him on top of Young.
Winners: Bryan and Kane
I already said it before, but I am predicting they go on to win the belts at NOC and become the kind of strange bedfellows other teams like them have been in the past.
A new "Don't try this at home" video airs before we return to see Bryan coming out for his match with Kane against PTP. This might be entertaining.
Ryback vs. Heath Slater
The Goldberg chants start up right away. Ryback throws Slater out of the ring right off the bat. A little feed me more chant breaks out as Slater comes back in.
Slater end up hitting a neckbreaker for a 1/2 count. Slater kicks him a couple times and hits a DDT, but can't keep him down.
Slater talks trash but eats a huge clothesline. Ryback hits a big spinebuster and then the lift-up powerbomb before hitting his finisher for the pin and the win.
I am still waiting to see if WWE will ever put Ryback in the ring with an Orton or a Punk to test him.
Cole and Lawler plug the WWE app. We got backstage to see Prime Time Players in AJ's office asking what she called them in for.
AJ says they aren't the number one contenders for the titles. O'Neil brings up the match they won on SD! to become the top contenders because they haven't beaten every team yet.
Since when is that a rule?
They will be facing Kane and Daniel Bryan. If those two win I predict they win the belts at Night of Champions to add to the storyline.
After the break we see Heath Slater in the ring talking trash about Zack Ryder. He wants a rematch after losing last week. Ryder comes up on the screen and says he knows who Slater is facing tonight.
Ryback's music hits and he comes out to a mixed reaction.
After the break we see Matt Striker ask CM Punk what the nature of the relationship is and Punk just says "Ï'm a Paul Heyman guy."
Cole throws to a recap of Kane and Bryan hugging it out last week, ending in violence of course. The music makes this video so weird. I kind of like it.
Kane is backstage and Bryan walks up and they both were told the other wanted to see them. They see someone off camera who set this up. Please be Harold.
Damn. Its Doctor Shelby. AJ walks in and says she asked him to come here ad give his advice. Dr. Shelby. He says they have to trust each other to get through this.
I guess this means we get some more anger management classes. Harold better be around.
Someone at WWE fixed the image of Cesaro on WWE.com.
After the match we see Heyman and Punk walk off as Orton and Lawler look on from the ring.
Orton and Lawler vs. Punk and Ziggler
We return from break to see Ziggler and Orton starting off. Ziggler gets a near fall early as Punk and Lawler watch from the apron.
Orton fights back and hits a nice slingshot suplex for a two count. Lawler tags in and hits dropkick to Ziggler, followed by two flying fists for a near fall.
Ziggler hits a dropkick and works over Lawler as Punk plays with the turnbuckle to show how bored he is.
Ziggler stays on Lawler and mocks Orton as he steps on Lawler's head. Punk looks really pissed on the apron as Ziggler does all the work.
Ziggler takes a few laps around Lawler before dropping an elbow for a two count. Lawler hits a back suplex and crawls to the corner. He dives and makes the tag as Orton comes in and hits ZIggler with a few signatures.
Ziggler back drops Orton over the top rope to the floor. Paul Heyman comes down the ramp and he tells Punk something.
Vickie tries to yell at them but they ignore her. Punk says excuse me to her and keeps talking to Heyman like an advisor. Heyman grab the WWE title and hands it to Punk.
Orton is back in the ring and being beaten by Ziggler as Punk and Heyman keep talking.
In the background we see Ziggler eat an RKO to give Orton the win.
Winners: Lawler and Orton
Orton vs. Punk Part 2
After the break we see Punk holding Orton in an abdominal stretch, but Orton breaks out. Orton misses a knee drop and Punk goes to work on a downed Orton.
Punk sits on the top turnbuckle for a moment before hitting the exact same elbow drop Bret Hart used in every match.
Did Cole really just say Punk hit the elbow drop because of Michaels? What a duffus. He missed the Rock Bottom and now the Hitman elbow drop.
Orton crotches Punk on the top rope and climbs up to hit a big superplex. Orton hits a couple clotheslines and Punk is down on the apron.
Orton pulls him in for the rope-hung DDT but Punk avoids it with a kick to the head. Punk calls for the GTS but Orton breaks out and almost hits the RKO, but he settles for his backbreaker for a near fall.
Orton hits the DDT this time and he coils up for the RKO. Ziggler comes in and Orton almost hits him with an RKO.
Orton clotheslines Orton over the top and then hits ZIggler with a powerslam. He hits Punk with a powerslam as weel but Ziggler attacks as Orton sets up to RKO Punk.
Punk and ZIggler team up on Orton and Lawler gets in the ring and attacks Punk. Orton and Lawler send the heels out of the ring. Orton tells Lawler to keep attacking.
On WWE.com they are showing what happens during the breaks. AJ comes out and says there will now be a tag match between Orton and Lawler vs. Punk and Ziggler and the match starts now.
It will be on when the show comes back on USA.
CM Punk vs. Randy Orton Part 1
Cole gets on the mic and announces Orton as the winner of the votes. I wonder if Ziggler will pop up to cause a distraction so Punk can get a dirty win.
The bell rings and the two circle each other before locking up. Cole mentions how Punk's trunks look like Hart's.
Punk hits a shoulder block to take Orton off his feet. He hits a second and Orton hits him with a weak hip toss. Punk almost looks annoyed by how it came off.
They are not doing a lot so far. Mostly headlock and shoulder blocks. Some duelling chants break out as Punk picks up the pace with kicks and stomps to Orton in the corner.
Punk keeps on Orton until Orton backs him into a corner and hits some punches. He almost hits an RKO but Punk rolls out of the ring.
Punk tries to leave and Orton chases him up the ramp and beats him all the way back to the ring. Punk hits a low dropkick to Orton which knocks Orton into the apron.
We go to break with Orton down on the outside.
CM Punk is out after the break to find out who he will face. WWE.com had it with Orton way ahead in the votes when I last checked.
AJ is watching on a monitor and Punk walks up and asks why he has a match against a mystery opponent and Cena has no match tonight.
AJ says things could be worse. She is still made that he walked out on the fans and that is why the fans get to choose his opponent.
Punk turns around into Brodus Clay, who has a huge smile on his face. He won't win the voting. Orton is way ahead according to WWE.com.
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