WWE RAW Results (11/18/13): With Videos
The Rhinestone Cowboys vs. R-Truth & Xaxier Woods
3MB comes out as “The Rhinestone Cowboys.” Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre will be representing the team. R-Truth comes out rapping. He introduces his “new partner,” Xavier Woods. Truth and Mahal battle for a while until Truth tags in Woods. Woods goes to work on Mahal. Woods hits a flying hurricanrana on Mahal. Mahal tags in McIntyre and he catches woods with a big boot to finally slow him down. McIntyre works over Woods for a while until Woods finally tags in Truth. Truth gets things back in their control and tags Woods in. Woods hits his “Honor Roll” finisher on McIntyre. 1-2-3. Truth and Woods win.
Winners: R-Truth & Xavier Woods
RAW Guest Host For Next Week
Former NFL star and talk-show host Michael Strahan will serve as the celebrity guest host for next week’s post-Survivor Series edition of WWE RAW. The announcement was made just prior to the Truth-Woods and Rhinestone Cowboys match.
Backstage: Randy Orton With The Authority Again
Backstage, Randy Orton is with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon again. They tell Orton they do have confidence in him as the face of WWE. He says that means this Sunday, there will be no Shield there to help him. He says if he has confidence in himself, he’ll prove that he deserves to be the face of WWE. Orton doesn’t appear happy. He promises to show HHH confidence. Came off as a bit of a threat. Orton walks off.
– Florida Georgia Line’s performance will be next after this commercial break.
– Florida Georgia Line performs “Round Here,” the official theme song for RAW Country.
CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Goldust, Cody Rhodes & The Usos vs. The Wyatt Family & The Shield
Jimmy Uso and Dean Ambrose kick things off for their respective teams. Jimmy slams Dean around a bit before tagging in Jey Uso. Ambrose catches Uso coming in with an elbow. Ambrose tags Roman Reigns into the match. Uso and Reigns circle each other a bit before locking up. Uso hits a flying forearm on Uso and then runs him into the corner. Uso pushes Reigns into his corner and tags in Cody Rhodes. Rhodes comes in and goes to work on the arm of Reigns before quickly tagging in Goldust. Reigns pushes Goldust into their corner and tags in Seth Rollins. Rollins goes to work on Goldust for a bit until Goldust makes an early comeback. Goldust tags Jey Uso back in. Rollins nails Jey in the mouth with a shot and Uso rolls out to the floor. Luke Harper tags in. He and Rollins argue on the floor. Now all of The Shield and all of The Wyatt Family argue with each other on the floor as we head to a mid-match commercial. We return from commercial and Goldust is doing the ten-punch spot in the corner on Rollins. Cody Rhodes tags back in. Rhodes punches and kicks the crap out of Rollins in the corner. The crowd starts chanting “CM Punk, CM Punk” as Rhodes continues to go to work on Rollins. Rollins finally counters Rhodes and is now in control of the offense. Rollins tags Ambrose back in and Ambrose picks up where Rollins left off with Rhodes. Reigns is tagged back in and he brutalizes Rhodes briefly before tagging Rollins back in. Reigns yells at The Wyatt Family in the corner when he made the tag, as this match has been all Shield thus far for their team. Rollins mocks the babyface corner before going back to work on Rhodes. Rollins tags Roman Reigns back into the match. Rhodes briefly fights back with punches but Reigns cuts him off coming off the ropes with a big back-elbow. Reigns tags Ambrose back in. Ambrose lays the boots in on Rhodes in the heel corner. Ambrose attempts a pin on Rhodes but Rhodes kicks out at two. Ambrose suplexes Rhodes and gets another near fall. Ambrose tags Rollins back in as Luke Harper shakes his head. Rollins taunts Rhodes verbally a bit and Rhodes starts firing off some punches. Rhodes blocks a suplex attempt by Rollins and face-plants Rollins into the mat. Harper finally tags himself in. Harper and Rollins argue a bit as Rhodes nails Harper to finally make it to his corner. He tags in Daniel Bryan and the roof nearly explodes off the joint. Bryan is going nuts on offense now with kicks as the crowd chants “Yes!” for each one. The other members of The Shield try to interfere but Bryan throws them out of the ring. Harper powerbombs Bryan for a near fall and tags in Bray Wyatt. Another “CM Punk” chant breaks out. Bray Wyatt beats up Bryan a bit and then yells at The Shield. Bray locks Bryan in a hold and taunts his own teammates a bit. Finally, Bray extends his hand to Reigns and Reigns tags back into the match. Reigns picks up where Bray left off, beating up Bryan. Reigns quickly tags back out and tags Ambrose back in. Ambrose is keeping Bryan in the heel corner. Ambrose tags in Erick Rowan, who makes his first appearance in the match. CM Punk is now the only guy in the match who hasn’t been tagged in yet. Rowan continues to go to work on Bryan in the center of the ring as the crowd cheers Bryan on. Rowan tags Ambrose back in. The announcers are putting over the friction between The Wyatt Family and The Shield as Ambrose continues to go to work on Bryan. Bryan catches Ambrose coming off the ropes with a big knee and now both guys are down. Bryan crawls to his corner for a tag but The Shield and The Wyatt Family all run over and knock all the babyfaces off the apron so he can’t. We head to another mid-match commercial. We return from commercial and Harper is beating up Bryan. He tags Reigns in and Reigns goes to work on Bryan. The crowd chants “Daniel Bryan” trying to get him back into the match. It works as Bryan finally hits a DDT on Reigns. Bryan is crawling to his corner, Reigns is crawling to his. Reigns tags in Ambrose and Bryan tags in Punk. Punk, who’s making his first appearance in this match is clobbering everyone in sight. Punk hits a crazy double-spot on Rollins and Ambrose. Punk clotheslines Ambrose down and climbs to the top rope. Punk comes off with a flying elbow smash on Ambrose. Punk is calling for the GTS. Punk hoists Ambrose up for it, but Bray Wyatt comes in the ring. Punk drops Ambrose and tells Bray to bring it on. Bray runs at Punk and Punk blasts him with a big kick. Ambrose grabs Punk from behind but Punk judo throws him and slaps him in the anaconda vice. A bunch of guys interfere, allowing Ambrose to face-plant Punk. One-by-one, all the guys run in and hit big spots on each other, ending with Punk hitting the GTS on Ambrose. 1-2-3. The team of CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Goldust, Cody Rhodes & The Usos get the win.
Winners: CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Goldust, Cody Rhodes & The Usos
After The Match: Rey Mysterio Returns
After the match, The Real Americans come out to help the heels beat up the babyfaces. Out of nowhere, Rey Mysterio’s music hits and out comes Mr. 6-1-9. Speaking of which, Mysterio hits a double-6-1-9 on Harper and Ambrose. This leads to Punk hitting the GTS on Harper. Bryan is doing his “Yes!” chant to the crowd. Bryan’s music hits as all the babyfaces celebrate in the ring to end RAW. That’s all folks.