WWE RAW Recap & Results (11/4/2013); So The Big Show Isn’t Banned For Life Afterall

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WWE Raw TV Results
November 4, 2013 – Episode #1,066
Live in Greenville, S.C.
Aired on USA Network
Report by James Caldwell (@JCTorch), PWTorch assistant editor

WWE Raw opened with Michael Cole introducing the show before Cult of Personality played to bring out C.M. Punk for opening match action. As Punk made his way to the ring, WWE replayed the Wyatt Family taking out Punk last week on Raw “for some reason,” according to Cole.

After Punk made his entrance, the Wyatts’s music played to bring out Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, and Erick Rowan. Cole plugged Luke facing Punk tonight, then WWE replayed the Wyatts also taking out Daniel Bryan last week on Raw. Back live, Harper entered the ring to battle Punk.

1 — C.M. PUNK vs. LUKE HARPER (w/Wyatt Family)

On commentary, JBL said Punk is no stranger to facing monsters, as he took The Undertaker to the limit at WrestleMania, continuing to reference Taker on the air while he’s off TV. JBL then equated Harper to “Frank Brody,” a/k/a Bruiser Brody as Harper dominated Punk in the early going. The crowd tried to rally with a “C-M-Punk” chant before Harper cut off Punk and did a bit of a yodeling noise to express his thoughts on the match.

Harper wanted a big corner boot, but Punk ducked and Harper crashed into the turnbuckle before spilling to the outside. Punk wanted to follow up on the outside, but Erick Rowan made his presence known ringside to intimidate Punk heading to break.

[Commercial Break at 8:08]

Back from break, Harper was back in control of the action after Punk lost control on the App. Bray Wyatt continued to rock back and forth in his chair on the entrance ramp as Harper went to work on Punk. Punk made his comeback with a corner Tornado DDT, making Bray a bit nervous in his chair.

At 10:00, Punk delivered a corner knee before climbing up top and delivering a Macho Man flying elbow…onto Rowan ringside. Harper did not take kindly to Punk taking out his partner, as he tried to drag Punk back into the ring, but Punk escaped, then tried a springboard re-entry, but Harper smashed him with a mid-air boot. Harper then tried to finish Punk with a spinning lariat, but Punk ducked and rolled him for a quick three count.

WINNER: Punk at 11:10. Fine work to make Harper seem like a threatening big man until the loss.

[Q2] Post-match: Bray Wyatt sold dejection over the outcome before Rowan blasted Punk from behind to begin an assault. Bray entered the ring to finish off Punk, but Daniel Bryan emerged on-stage to a reaction. Speaking of Bruiser Brody, Bryan was sporting his Brody ponytail and hair look along with a taped shoulder. Bryan helped Punk fend off the Wyatts before Punk blasted Harper with a chair shot to stand tall with Bryan. Punk and Bryan sold an uneasy alliance as the Wyatts retreated on the outside.

Video Clip: Triple H sat down with Michael Cole on Wednesday to discuss his issues with the Big Show. Hunter was shown saying that Big Show is banned from WWE for life. Despite Show being “fired” and “banned from WWE for life,” they’re still going to allow Show to tell his side of the story tonight.

Still to come: The audience votes on WWE champion Randy Orton’s opponent tonight – Dolph Ziggler, Big E. Langston, or The Miz. And, the same six-man tag main event from Smackdown with Cena and Rhodes Bros. vs. Real Americans and Damien Sandow.

This Friday on Smackdown: Cena returns to fend off Damien Sandow, who has vowed to end the Cena Era.

[Commercial Break at 8:20]

Moments Ago: Punk had just defeated Luke Harper when the Wyatts went for a post-match attack, only to be thwarted by “Bruiser” Daniel Bryan. Cole said they still do not know why the Wyatts have targeted Punk and Bryan.

Backstage: Renee Young brought in C.M. Punk to discuss the opening segment. Punk said it’s never a fair fight with the Wyatts, then switched the subject to Paul Heyman, saying he dealt with Heyman and his goons for months. Punk said he knew exactly what happened tonight, but he’s not the only one who has an issue with the Wyatts. Punk stomped off. Was he talking about the obvious, Bryan, or someone else? Odd conclusion.

Announcers: Cole said they have secured an interview with Paul Heyman. WWE cut to a pre-recorded interview with Heyman, who claimed to be in Europe seeking alternative treatment for the injuries he suffered at Hell in a Cell. (Subtle plug for the European Tour starting this week.) Heyman comically listed all of the back/neck injuries he suffered before adding kidney and facial injuries. Heyman said after everything that he has been through with Punk, it’s inexcusable. He demanded an apology for the beating he suffered before Cole asked Heyman if he’s crying. Heyman breathed heavily, then hung up.

In-ring: Heyman’s protege, Ryback, was introduced for singles action. WWE then cut to footage from Earlier Tonight when Ryback tried to bully Santino, who offered Great Khali instead. Ryback confidently called them freaks. It’s Ryback vs. Khali on the other side of the break.

[Commercial Break at 8:28]

[Q3] Back from break, Khali’s music was playing after Khali made his entrance during the break.

2 — RYBACK vs. GREAT KHALI (w/Santino and Hornswoggle)

Lock-up, stalemate, lock-up, and Khali shoved Ryback across the ring. Swoggle laughed it up ringside, then Ryback walked into a couple of elbow strikes from Khali. Khali followed with a frying pan-like chop to the chest. Meanwhile, Cole said Big Show has been banned for life, but they’ll still hear from him later tonight. They really make Cole sound like a dolt having to relay that illogical pitch. In the ring, Khali continued to dominate before Ryback busted out a Meathook clothesline out of nowhere. Ryback made the pin for the win.

Post-match: Ryback started to leave the ring, but opted to return to the ring. Santino fed Ryback to yank him out of the ring, where Ryback blasted Santino back-first into the barricade. Swoggle then bailed under the ring to his former residence. The announcers quipped that Swoggle was evicted from under the ring. Ryback, satisfied, took off.

WINNER: Ryback at 2:26.

Announcers: Cole and Co. re-visited Big Show being “banned for life from WWE.” WWE went through a series of events showing Show assaulting “employees” of WWE, as described by JBL. Yet, the video showed independent contractors The Shield being attacked by Show. Apparently heel commentators have expanded their lies to workplace classification.

In-ring: Kofi Kingston, wearing blue pants, a pink t-shirt, and blue headband was introduced for the next match. Cole plugged Kofi vs. former World champion Alberto Del Rio up next.

[Commercial Break at 8:37]

In-ring: Back from break, Del Rio was in the ring waving a Mexican flag to celebrate his arrival for match action.


Del Rio opened with a standing kick, but Kofi responded by knocking Del Rio to the outside. Kofi then flew over the top rope with a big splash as the announcers wondered if Del Rio is off after losing his World Title. Back in the ring, Del Rio recovered and stomped Kofi in the corner. Del Rio continued the assault as JBL attempted to educate Jerry Lawler on Texas History. Del Rio snapped off a German Suplex for a nearfall, then he slowly stood up and mocked Kofi’s warm-up clap to get some easy boos. Del Rio followed with a corner kick before snapping off a suplex for a two count.

[Q4] Del Rio grounded Kofi to retain control of the match. Kofi tried to fight back, but Del Rio dropped him with a backbreaker to ground Kofi again. Del Rio wanted to end it with a corner enziguiri, but Kofi moved and followed with a second-rope splash to Del Rio’s back for a two count. Another nearfall for Kofi.

Kofi wanted an STO, but Del Rio countered and rolled into the cross arm-breaker. Kofi tried to fight the hold by doing John Cena’s move of grabbing Del Rio’s hands to release his clasp, but Del Rio overpowered Kofi, who was then forced to tap out.

WINNER: Del Rio via submission at 6:54. Fine match. Kofi is enough of a star for Del Rio to re-gain momentum heading into a title re-match against John Cena, but WWE has not shown enough interest in spotlighting Kofi for this to be a big loss for Kofi.

Announcers: Cole and Co. transitioned to Big Show vs. Triple H business. Cole fed to a video package claimed to be prepared by Big Show’s attorney, which The Authority allowed on the air despite Show being “banned from life.” The video explained how Triple H and Stephanie McMahon tormented Show over the past three months, focusing on the areas of discrimination, slander & defamation, Breach of Contract, Intimidation & Extortion & Exploitation, and Wrongful Termination.

Back live, Cole transitioned to App plugs. This led to a plug for Orton facing either Ziggler, Langston, or Miz tonight. Cole said the result is next.

[Commercial Break at 8:53]

Second Hour Raw Results

Back from break, Michael Cole drew attention to John Cena and Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz’s connection that led to Ortiz wearing a WWE Title belt at the Red Sox’s World Series celebration over the weekend.

In-ring: WWE champion Randy Orton was introduced for the top-of-the-hour match. Cole said Orton has no idea who his opponent is tonight. Well, he should have a good idea since there were only three poll options. Ringside, Lawler stood up to announce Orton’s opponent, but Orton interrupted. Orton wanted one minute with these people.

Orton asked the crowd if they really think they have a choice. He said picking his opponent tonight doesn’t empower them. He asked the audience to look to their left and right, then told the men to think about their wives, girlfriends, or moms fantasizing about being with Randy Orton. Some of the women shrieked, then Orton heeled on the men not amounting to half the man he is.

[Q5 — second hour] Orton continued that as he looks around the arena, he sees men and women as faces of jealously, failure, and envy. “It’s disgusting, really,” Orton said. “I’m the Face of WWE.” He said the only thing the audience has power over is who his next victim is. Orton gave the stage back to Lawler, who revealed the poll results … 75 percent for Langston over Ziggler and Miz, who split the remaining 25 percent. Langston then bounced out to the ring as Orton surveyed his opponent.

4 — WWE champion RANDY ORTON vs. BIG E. LANGSTON — non-title match

Langston ran over Orton with an early shoulder tackle, sending Orton reeling to the outside. Orton angrily paced the outside before re-entering the ring to square off with Langston. Big E. again knocked Orton to the outside. Orton re-entered and surprised Langston with a big standing dropkick, then tried a second-rope DDT, but Langston blocked and bounced Orton hard off the ring apron into the guardrail. Orton sold pain as Raw cut to break with Big E. in control.

[Commercial Break at 9:06]

Back from break, Langston finished off Ten Punches in the corner, sending Orton reeling to the outside again. Langston followed out this time, bouncing Orton’s head off the ring steps. But, Orton called for a counter and dropped Langston face-first onto the floor. Orton rolled Langston back inside the ring, then avoided Langston trying to charge him for a big splash. After Langston spilled to the outside, Orton stalked Big E. for a running clothesline.

Back in the ring, Orton began picking apart Langston’s body parts before settling into a reverse chinlock. Langston got bored of the hold, so he broke free and flattened Orton with a big splash for a close two count that popped the announcers. Orton cut off Big E. with a backbreaker, then snapped off a second-rope DDT.

As the women shrieked, Orton slowly paced the ring before calling for the ladies as he set up for an RKO. Orton wanted it, but Big E. shoved him off and delivered a big body-press. Langston wanted the Big Ending, but Orton jumped off Big E.’s shoulders, paused, and snapped off a clean RKO. Three and it’s over.

Post-match: Cole covered for Big E. taking the loss, saying if Orton didn’t know his name before the match, he knows it now. Cole added that they got a glimpse of the present (Orton) and future (Langston) in this match. Heel commentator added to the marketing, saying that he thinks Langston is a future champion.

WINNER: Orton at 12:05. Good TV match. Orton was in his element as a cocky, confident, arrogant heel, while giving Big E. a lot of offense to look good early in his face run.

[Q6] Announcers: Cole brought up the Triple H-Big Show business again. WWE revisited Hunter’s sit-down interview on Wednesday, where Hunter banned Big Show from WWE for life. Back on commentary, JBL fed to a video from Smackdown three weeks ago, where Big Show KO’ed Raw GM Brad Maddox. JBL called it criminal activity. JBL had another example of why Big Show should be banned, revisiting Raw two weeks ago, where Big Show invaded Raw on a big rig.

The announcers then transitioned to WWE video game discussion. An accompanying poll was which WrestleMania title change fans were most interested in. Or something along those lines. Hogan vs. Warrior, HBK vs. Hart, Cena vs. Rock, or Hunter vs. Jericho (trying to be topical) were the options. Cena-Rock got 50 percent, then 23 percent for Hogan-Warrior, 22 percent for HBK vs. Hart, and 5 percent for Hunter-Jericho.

In-ring: Fandango’s music played to bring out Summer Rae, who paved the way for Fandango’s ring entrance.

[Commercial Break at 9:21]

In-ring: Natalya’s music played to bring out Natalya and a returning Tyson Kidd. Kidd was sporting regular hair, a big smile, and a very heavy tan, almost to Triple H levels. Kidd also looked much bigger than his previous run. WWE showed clips of the Kidd-Natalya wedding on “Total Divas,” inserting Jim Neidhart on Raw for a cameo via video replay.


Kidd started with some “welcome back” offense to Fandango, then the Divas entered. Meanwhile, JBL hit a home run at Cole’s expense by asking Cole what the new couple’s last names are. Cole said Kidd and Hart, or Neidhart, getting caught up in Tyson Kidd’s real last name not being Kidd. “I don’t know!” Cole shouted.

Fandango and Kidd re-entered the ring, then Fandango climbed to the top rope and airballed a high-risk move. Kidd flowed into a Sharpshooter as Natalya cleared Summer from the ring. Fandango tapped, giving Kidd and Natalya the win. JBL exclaimed: “Mr. and Mrs. Kidd!” following up on Cole’s issues. Kidd and Natalya kissed, which JBL thought was a bit weak.

WINNERS: Kidds at 3:44.

[Q7] Backstage: Renee Young brought in a frowning Damien Sandow. Renee introduced footage from last week’s Raw when Sandow failed in his MITB cash-in attempt against Cena. Back to Sandow, who talked almost like a normal character that he cannot stop thinking about the referee counting one, two, three. Sandow said he’s been stripped of everything, then said when he looks in the mirror, he sees a man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

Real Americans interrupted Sandow’s promo time. Zeb Colter told Sandow that they will prove themselves against John Cena and the Rhodes Bros. tonight in the six-man tag main event. Sandow did not join in their “We The People” cry, instead saying, “Me…the uncrowned World champion.”

[Commercial Break at 9:33]

Announcers: Cole revisited the Big Show-Triple H business. Cole asked JBL for more evidence supporting why he believes Show should be banned from life.

After a video review, John Cena’s music played back in the arena. Out came the World Hvt. champion, who made his first Raw appearance in the middle of the show with no advanced notice. In the ring, Cena said there’s some excitement in here tonight. Cena said his partners are coming to the ring for six-man tag action.

But, first, Cena said he wants to talk about WWE’s partnership with Susan G. Komen. Cena said even though October is gone, they will continue the Breast Cancer Awareness partnership until the end of the year. Cena thanked the Divas and Superstars for going pink. Cena thanked the crowd for supporting it, putting aside their feelings for him to support the program. Cena pointed out survivors in the crowd, then fired up the crowd by saying he will show his appreciation by winning this next match. Out came Goldust and Cody Rhodes to join Cena in the ring. Cole said six-man tag action is next.

[ JC’s Reax: Objectionable promo from Cena using a real issue like breast cancer to try to generate a positive babyface reaction for his character and disarm criticism of his character. The issue is Cena using Breast Cancer Awareness to try to enhance his top star value to eventually generate more money for WWE. This should be reserved for non-WWE TV promotional appearances when he is clearly out of character and simply representing WWE in a corporate setting, not WWE, the promotional vehicle. ]

Main Event Plug: It’s IC champion Curtis Axel vs. Big E. Langston in a match that was supposed to happen on the HIAC pre-show.

Ringside: Zeb Colter was on commentary. Alberto Del Rio was also on commentary for the six-man tag match.



The babyface trio started off in control of the action as Colter and Del Rio argued on commentary. A graphic showed “Tyson Kidd” trending on Twitter and Cole claimed it’s because of “Total Divas,” which was a transparently promotional conclusion since 99/100 people would not have said that’s the reason. In the ring, Cena tagged out to Goldust, who helped Cena suplex Cesaro for a two count. Cody then tagged in and worked on Cesaro, who eventually recovered and backed Cody into the heel corner.

Cena re-entered and teased the Attitude Adjustment on Sandow, who slipped out and bailed from the ring. The Real Americans and Sandow regrouped on the outside as Raw cut to break with Cena in control.

[Commercial Break at 9:52]

Back from break, Swagger covered Cena for a nearfall, then Sandow entered to work on Cena. Meanwhile, the crowd picked up a “Let’s Go Cena / Cena Sucks” chant that favored the pro-Cena audience. Swagger re-entered and slapped on the Patriot Lock, which Cena broke free of, but ran into a knockdown clothesline. Cesaro slowed the pace on Cena as Raw neared the top of the hour with Cena preparing to make a Cena Comeback.

[Q9 — third hour] Right at the top of the hour, Cena sprung on Cesaro’s shoulders to snap off a huracanrana, popping the crowd. Sandow prevented Cena from making a tag, though, before targeting Cena’s previously-injured left arm/elbow. Sandow continued the assault as Del Rio plugged his title re-match against Cena at the next PPV, which hasn’t been announced yet.

At 16:20, Cena broke free of Sandow with power offense before inching his way across the ring to tag in Goldust simultaneous to Cesaro tagging in. Goldust delivered signature offense to Cesaro before landing 6 of 10 Corner Punches. Sandow tried to run in, but Cody dropkicked him out of the corner. Swagger then found an AA from Cena. But, Sandow dropped Cena with his “You’re Welcome” finisher. Cody knocked Sandow out of the ring, leaving the legal men in the ring.

Cesaro wanted the Big Swing on Goldust and connected with about 20 revolutions. JBL counted in Spanish, but stopped at 14. Goldust rolled out of the ring after taking the Swing, so Cesaro followed to the outside, prompting Cena to to chuck Cesaro into Zeb Colter’s lap.

Back in the ring, there was a ton of fast-paced chaos involving all six men until it came down to Goldust dropping Cesaro with the Final Cut. Goldust pinned him for the win. Afterward, Cena celebrated with the tag champs as Del Rio angrily looked on from outside the ring. Meanwhile, the heels regrouped on the outside.

WINNERS: Team CenaGold at 19:10. A hot six-man tag continuing to build up Cena’s return and the Rhodes Bros.’s Tag Title reign.

Third Hour Raw Results

Announcers: More from Cole and Co. discussing the Triple H-Big Show business. WWE repeated the video from earlier in the show with Show’s attorney listing all of Show’s legal claims for “suing” The Authority.

Backstage: Big Show, in a suit, was shown walking down the hallway greeting Zack Ryder and the Prime Time Players. Show told them it’s all good.

Authority Office: Vickie Guerrero barged into Triple H’s office and told him that Big Show is here. Hunter angrily asked how this happened, then tried to leave, but Stephanie McMahon entered. Hunter blamed Vickie for letting Show in the building, but Steph said she did. Why? Stephanie said The Board said they cannot afford to take this risk with Show’s lawsuit. Steph said they can’t let personal things get dragged into the spotlight, noting this is bigger than them.

Hunter continued to pout about doing what he wants and not caring about The Board. Then, Steph jabbed Hunter that he’s never had a problem accepting McMahon Family money. Hunter shot her look, then Steph reminded Hunter that this is bigger than them. She told Hunter that it’s just going to be her, Hunter, and Big Show. Hunter backed down and told Vickie to go fetch Big Show. Hunter grimaced, folded his arms, and grumbled toward Stephanie.

[Commercial Break at 10:12]

[Q10] In-ring: Dolph Ziggler’s music played to bring out Ziggler for singles action. Cole revisited from “incredible news” that Stephanie has been asked by the Board of Directors to bring Big Show to Raw and resolve personal issues with Triple H without the involvement of attorneys. IC champion Curtis Axel, looking off without Paul Heyman by his side, was introduced next to face Ziggler.

7 — IC champion CURTIS AXEL vs. DOLPH ZIGGLER — non-title match

Cole noted the other “Heyman Guy,” Ryback was successful earlier tonight, so it’s up to Axel to keep it going. Axel worked a side headlock early on, trying to wear down Ziggler. Ziggler got bored of the headlock, so he made a comeback, but Axel cut him off with a clothesline to the back of the head. Axel wanted his neckbreaker finisher, but Ziggler came back with a modified Zig-Zag. It was enough for a three count for the win.

WINNER: Ziggler at 4:54.

Earlier Tonight: Daniel Bryan and C.M. Punk cleared the Wyatts from the ring.

Backstage: Two hours later, Renee Young caught up to Daniel Bryan pacing backstage. Bryan said normally it wouldn’t be a wise move to run into the mouth of madness, but he saw a chance to get payback and he took it. Bryan noted it appears someone else has an issue with the Wyatt Family.

In-ring: The Usos were introduced on-stage to perform the intro war dance before entering the ring for tag action.

[Commercial Break at 10:25]

Authority Office: Triple H told Stephanie McMahon that all he needs to do is write Show a big check. A knock on the door produced Vickie Guerrero, who reluctantly told The Authority that Show will meet with them, but not their office. Stephanie told Vickie to tell Show to be a man and come to the office. Vickie said he wants to meet in the ring, not in the office. Hunter groaned, then concluded: “He must want witnesses.”

[ JC’s Reax: Huh? Hunter’s conclusion made no sense since the same audience watching the backstage segment will see events in the ring. This was one of those deals where wrestlers “talk secret strategy” in front of a camera, with WWE acting as if no one sees the segment except for the camera person, boom operator, and guy holding the spotlight. Obviously, the idea was to market the Show-Hunter confrontation as more impactful occurring in the ring as opposed to backstage, but Hunter’s conclusion dumped a bucket of water on the logic. ]

[Q11] In-ring: 3MB was in the ring for tag action against The Usos.


The announcers used this as their comedown segment to crack jokes and make fun of each other as The Usos worked on 3MB. Uso finished off Slater with a top-rope splash to make short work of the band.

WINNERS: Usos at 2:43.

Backstage: Renee Young brought in Los Matadores to review some match highlights and figure out which one is Fernando and which one is Diego. El Torito entered the shot and was identified as “horny.” Un Matador clarified that he will “horn-you in the knee.” El Torito did some hip-shaking to reinforce his desire for Renee’s knee.

In-ring: The Bella Twins and Eva Marie were introduced for six-Divas tag action. Leading to break, WWE ran a commercial for “Total Divas” showing how much the Bellas and Eva do not like each other.

[Commercial Break at 10:36]

Raw Rewind: Last week on Raw, Kane removed his mask and handed it off to Stephanie McMahon.


Back on Raw, A.J. Lee was skipping around with the Divas Title belt. Six-Divas tag action then started for the default TV main event. The heels worked on Bella throughout the match, then Tamina tried to finish her off with a top-rope splash, but missed. Eva then tagged herself in, rolled up Tamina, and it was good for the win.

WINNERS: Team EvaBellas at 3:13.

Backstage: Triple H and Stephanie were shown walking down the hallway to the ring for the “main event segment.” Hunter was pouting and Stephanie was trying to reason about what they have to do as Raw cut to break.

[Q12] [Commercial Break at 10:46]

This Friday on Smackdown: Daniel Bryan vs. Luke Harper, following up on Harper facing C.M. Punk tonight on Raw.

Big Show-Triple H Lawsuit Angle

Raw returned to the arena 11 minutes before the top of the hour with Triple H’s music playing to bring out Hunter and Stephanie McMahon hand-in-hand. Steph smiled to the crowd, while Hunter frowned before having a final conversation with his wife. The Authority entered the ring, then Hunter began the segment. Hunter told Big Show that if he wants to waste everyone’s time (frown from Steph) and make this all about him (frown from Steph), then hurry up and get this over with. No Show. Stephanie played nice cop welcoming Show out to the ring.

Big Show’s music played to bring out “Big & Tall” Big Show, who was all-smiles as USA Network execs salivated over putting an episode of “Suits” on a Monday night. Show was asked what he wants. Show said he wants a broom so Stephanie can fly back to Connecticut. Hunter said he can stand out here and trade sophomoric barbs all day long, but he knows it’s about money. Hunter asked how big of a check Show wants to sell his dignity one more time.

Show said it’s not about money. He said it’s about him doing what he was meant to do. It’s about performing for WWE. Show said as much as Hunter makes it hard to work here, he just wants his job back. Hunter smirked and sarcastically said Show just wants his job back. Hunter started to tell Show to take his job and stick it, but Steph interrupted and calmed him down. Steph spoke next that if Show wants his job back, then he’s re-hired. “Yes!” Show shouted, leading the crowd in “Yes!” chants as Hunter sold inner conflict with his back to Show in the corner.

Show said there’s one more thing. Show said in order for the world’s largest lawsuit to go away, the World’s Largest Athlete deserves the World’s Largest Bonus. Hunter angrily came out of the corner before Steph calmed him down. Show said he’s not worried about the money, though. He said he would like something he hasn’t had in 18 years – the Face of the WWE. (The bridge to a Orton vs. Show match.) Stephanie freaked out about this one, saying Show needs to look in the mirror, which brought over Triple H to calm down his wife.

The Shield’s music suddenly played. As Shield came out through the crowd, Show asked if this is some kind of trick as Hunter smirked and Steph sold concern quickly going to break.

[Commercial Break at 10:56]

Raw returned just before the top of the hour with Hunter leaning against the ropes apologizing for the interruption from The Shield. Now, what do you want? Big Show told Hunter that he’s going to give him a WWE Title match against Randy Orton at Survivor Series. Hunter got in his face and told him he got his job back, so he better leave before he leaves him in a puddle of his own blood.

[Over-Run] Big Show took the message and left the ring. Show cheerfully told them that his attorney will be in touch with WWE to complete his lawsuit and own all of them. “So, have a good night!” Big Show said on the way up the ramp. After a pause, Hunter told Show to wait. Hunter grumbled: “You’ve got your match at Survivor Series.” Show hunched up his shoulders and said he didn’t quite hear Hunter. So, Hunter repeated it with more life.

Show, now walking back toward the ring, said he didn’t hear it right after Hunter’s wife busted his eardrum a few weeks ago. Hunter very quietly repeated that Show has his match at Survivor Series. Show polled the crowd on whether they heard that, then walked back into the ring to stand in Hunter’s face and tell him one more time in a “clear, coherent voice.” Hunter raised the mic, closed his eyes in a wincing manner, and told Show: “You have your job back, you have a WWE Championship match at Survivor Series at Randy Orton.”

Show told Hunter that that wasn’t so hard, then asked for a handshake. Hunter ignored him, then noted that since Show works for him again, it’s only fair that Show steps in the ring and competes like everyone else had to do tonight. Hunter said he thinks it should be a handicap match. But, not just The Shield. It will also be the man who will beat Show at Survivor Series – Randy Orton.

Orton’s music played to bring out the WWE champion as Show smiled before removing his suit jacket. Show began rolling up his sleeves to fight as Hunter gave Orton some instructions. And, the bell sounded.


Show took on all four men early on, but then took a “wicked spear” from Reigns. As Stephanie shouted instructions from ringside, the heels ripped apart Show’s dress shirt before Orton demanded that Show be picked up. Shield set up for a triple powerbomb, but Show broke free before chokeslamming Reigns. But, Rollins and Reigns tackled him, only to take a double suplex.

Show stood up, ripped off his dress shirt, and stalked Orton, but Kane’s music played. Out came Kane dressed as Glenn Jacobs in a suit and tie. Show locked eyes with Kane, then Orton distracted Show to allow Rollins to take him down. Orton then delivered an RKO to Show as the crowd sat confused. Kane then chucked chairs into the ring for Orton and Shield to use on Show, causing a DQ.

WINNER: Show via DQ at 3:03.

Post-match: Orton and Shield continued to assault Show, drawing boos from the crowd. Shield then dragged Show out of the ring as Kane cleared the announce table. Reigns blasted Show with ring steps, then Orton called for an end to Show. Shield set up for a triple powerbomb through the announce table, and Reigns delivered it as Stephanie and Kane looked on approvingly. “Welcome back,” Stephanie declared as the crowd sat stunned.

Orton then held the WWE Title belt over Show’s fallen body as the crowd picked up a “You Suck” chant. Kane stood approvingly in the background, looking like John Laurinaitis, as Orton stood tall and ref scurried out to check on Big Show. Cole said Show might have been better off banned for life. Raw signed off at 11:11 with Orton standing tall, Shield admiring their work, Hunter & Steph & Kane looking on approvingly, and Show KO’ed on the table scraps.