WWE RAW Results From Pittsburgh, PA (10/7)
Backstage, Stephanie McMahon berates Brad Maddox, running him down for failing several times last night at Battleground. There’s no WWE Champion and it’s all his fault. Maddox says, “Triple H…” but Stephanie cuts him off and says Triple H has been working all day to fix the mess that Maddox made last night. She says Maddox will apologize to the WWE Universe and tell them how he’s going to make it up to them.
Michael Cole introduces a WWE App exclusive – during the break, the “greatest WWE Champion in history” Bruno Sammartino came out as Jerry Lawler sang Happy Birthday to him (his birthday was yesterday).
Alicia Fox’s music hits and she comes to the ring joined by Rosa Mendes and Aksana. Out next are Natalya, Eva Marie & Jojo.
Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes & Aksana vs. Natalya, Eva Marie & Jojo
Natalya starts off with Aksana. Natalya is in control and tags in Eva Marie. Eva gets a 1 count and she and Aksana go back and forth. Aksana gets control and brings Eva Marie into her corner. She tags in Rosa Mendes. Rosa tags in Alicia Fox, who slams Eva’s head into the canvas twice. Bodyslam by Fox and she gets a 1 count. Alicia delivers and elbow to Natalya in the corner and continues to work over Eva Marie. Eva tags in Natalya, who hits Fox with a clothesline and a big bodyslam. Natalya throws Fox into the 2 other Divas, knocking them off the canvas. Natalya hits Fox with an elbow, locks in the sharpshooter and gets the win for her team.
Winners: Natalya, Eva Marie & Jojo
Brad Maddox comes out on the stage and says he wants to publicly apologize for what transpired last night at Battleground. To make sure that Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton get a definitive ending – the two will square off inside Hell in a Cell in 3 weeks. In addition – there will be a special guest referee. Later tonight, one of 3 WWE Hall of Famers will selected as the ref. The WWE Universe will get the chance to vote on who the ref will be (via the WWE App) and the referee will be announced later tonight. He introduces the first candidate: Booker T. Booker makes his case for why he should be selected – and says he’ll do what’s right for business.
In case you currently live in 2005 and don’t know how to download an app, Michael Cole gives us the walkthrough. Jerry Lawler says, “Don’t get mad at us – we know, most of you know how to download an app, right?” King gets it!
Up next, Los Matadores. Back from commercial, 3MB is in the ring and they’ll be facing Los Matadores. Los Matadores introduce El Torito.
Los Matadores vs. Jinder Mahal & Drew Mcintyre
Diego & Mahal start off, with Diego hitting a hip toss and a hurricanrana to start. Fernando tags in and Los Matadores hit a double backdrop on the 3MB star. Mahal tags in Drew McIntyre, who gets control on Fernando. Diego tags back in and hits some high flying moves on McIntyre. Fernando tags back in and they hit their finisher for the win.
Winners: Los Matadores
After the match, Heath Slater chases El Torito around the ring. He gets knocked down and El Torito goes to the top rope and hits a hurricanrana on Heath Slater.
Backstage, Ryback and Curtis Axel are shown walking to the ring with Paul Heyman. Back from commercial, the Heyman Guys are in the ring. Paul Heyman says the record books will show that CM Punk beat Ryback last night. But they should reflect that CM Punk is a bully and a cheater. CM Punk’s music hits and he’s got a microphone. Punk asks Heyman if he’s really calling him a cheater. He admits to no wrong doing and all he did last night was win. Punk says he kicked Ryback in the balls last night – but he only did that to see if he had any. Heyman starts ranting on Punk but Punk cuts him off and says he can beat Ryback again if he wants. Punk assumes they’re out here to issue a rematch – and Punk accepts. Punk says, that’s what you get when you’re a bully and pick on somebody who is smarter than you. Heyman tells Ryback to do something about this. Ryback challenges Punk to come to the ring right now. Punk looks to the crowd and R-Truth’s music hits. Truth tells Punk the two of them should hit the ring together and Punk is game. They walk to the ring and we’ve got a match.
CM Punk & R-Truth vs. Ryback & Curtis Axel
Punk starts off with Rybak and the crowd is chanting Punk’s name. Ryback tags in Curtis Axel before the match can start. Punk gets the upper hand early and tags in R-Truth. 2 count for Truth. Truth is in control as Heyman pulls Axel aside and tells him to slow it down. Ryback asks Heyman, “What do we do?” as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, R-Truth has the upper hand on Curtis Axel. Axel tags in Ryback. Truth knocks Axel off the apron and Ryback is going to town on Truth with power moves. Big splash by Ryback. Big bear hug by Ryback as he squeezes and shakes the life out of Truth. Truth tries fighting back but Ryback slams him to the mat and gets a 2 count. Ryback tags in Axel. The heels go back and forth beating down truth and tagging in and out. Ryback slaps Truth into one corner and then the other – and the other. Ryback taunts Punk and Truth is really hurting. 2 count for Ryback. Abdominal stretch by Ryback. Punk is fired up and wants in. Punk gets the hot tag and dives off the top rope onto Axel. Punk unloads on Axel and plays to the crowd. Punk hits a running high knee on Axel and goes up top for the Randy Savage elbow. He connects and signals for Go To Sleep. Punk takes out Ryback and then hits Go to Sleep on Axel. Ryback enters the ring but gets knocked out with a high kick. Punk tags in R-Truth, who hits his running kick on Axel for the win.
Winners: CM Punk & R-Truth