JC’s Top Rope Report: The RAW Truth Review For 10.6.14

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How Many Variations Of One Main Event Can You Do?

After recapping last week’s Dean Ambrose antics, Seth Rollins came out. Rollins was frustrated with what Ambrose did last week. He said the real highlight from last week was what happened at the end of RAW last week. Rollins said that is what happens when you disrespect him. He said one thing you do not do is embarrass Seth Rollins. He said he was the future of the WWE. Suddenly, Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury appeared at ringside. They wanted him to leave. Rollins said he knows he has a target on his back and he loves it. He said all eyes are on him. Suddenly John Cena charged the ring and went after Rollins, who bailed through the crowd. As Rollins stood there, Ambrose casually walked behind him. Rollins turned around and Ambrose attacked. Ambrose sent Rollins over the barricade. Cena went after him. Ambrose jumped over the barricade and took out both of them as Rollins bailed.

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon came out and said they wouldn’t let the show break down into chaos. HHH said that it seems like both men want to get their hands on Seth Rollins. HHH said they will get that tonight. It’ll be John Cena and Dean Ambrose against Seth Rollins, and his partners Kane and Seth Rollins.

The WWE Should Just Bring Back The Six Man Tag Titles

It’s Stardust, Goldust and Cesaro vs Dolph Ziggler and The Usos. The match started with all six men brawling to the outside. Jey Uso was thrown hard into the steps by Goldust. Jey started with Stardust and he worked over the shoulder of Jey. Cesao came in and connected on a few uppercuts. Jey ducked one and tagged in Jimmy. Jimmy hit a few chops then a butt splash in the corner. Cesaro bounced right back and the match broke down again. This time Cesaro tossed Ziggler into the steps and the heels stood in the ring into commercial.

Back from break Stardust had Jey in an armbar. Cesaro came in and mocked Ziggler then hit his elbow drop on Jey. Goldust came in but he ate a spinning heel kick from Jey, who then made the hot tag to Ziggler. Ziggler hit a splash in the corner and a neckbreaker. Ziggler then applied the Sleeper to Cesaro, who eventually broke it by backing into the corner. Cesaro missed an uppercut and Ziggler hit a Fameasser. The Usos hit dueling dives on the Dust Brothers on the outside. Cesaro connected on an upeprcut to Ziggler but an Uso broke up the pin. Stardust came in and hit his finisher but Ziggler kicked out at two. Jimmy tagged in and all three faces hit a superkick on Stardust. Jimmy hit the splash on Stardust to pick up the win.

WINNERS: The Usos and Dolph Ziggler

Kathie Lee and Hoda came out with the Rosebuds. They danced a little. Then they each broke a wine bottle over the other’s butts. Then they fell into the Rosebuds and were carried to the back.

A Luke Harper promo aired.

Bo Dallas vs Mark Henry. Henry dominated the match early before Bo bailed to the outside. Henry followed and slammed Bo’s head into the announce table then rammed him into the ringpost and barricade. Henry went for the World’s Strongest Slam through the announce table, but Bo escaped and made it back into the ring before the ten count, giving him the win.

Catering Doesn’t Satisfy Dean Ambrose

Dean Ambrose came out. He said lately John Cena has been up in his space and he doesn’t think he likes it. They replayed what happened on Smackdown. Ambrose said he told Cena to not give him a reason not to like you. He asked Cena to come out so they could settle this issue. Cena came out. Cena said that if everyone understands Dean Ambrose’s actions then they can understand his. Ambrose said he doesn’t give a crap about Cena and Cena doesn’t give a crap about him. Ambrose said maybe now they can co-exist or he could also drop him where he stands right now and take on the Authority by himself. Cena said last time that happened Ambrose’s head was put through cinder blocks. Cena said Ambrose has guts but to also not give him a reason not to like him. Ambrose said he was kind of hungry and he was going to take the Q-Train to Coney Island and ride the Cyclone. Ambrose left as Cena looked puzzled.

Back from break they showed Ambrose getting on a subway.

Triple H tried getting into Cena’s head about his partner bailing on him. He said he will go through whoever he has to to get to Seth Rollins. HHH said he will make sure that Seth Rollins is starting the match tonight.

Brie Bella beat Summer Rae with one hand tied behind her back.

Jack Swagger vs Tyson Kidd. Swagger gained control early so Kidd bailed. Kidd put Natalya in front of Swagger then came off the apron and hit a kick on Swagger. Kidd had control back in the ring and landed some kicks in the corner. Swagger escaped a headlock and started a comeback. He hit a Swagger Bomb in the corner. Kidd went for a Sharpshooter but Swagger countered with the Patriot Lock. Kidd got to the ropes then hit an enziguri kick. Kidd went to the top but Swagger pushed him off then applied the Patriot Lock. Kidd tapped out.

Roman Reigns interview. He said its only a matter of time before he can get back in the ring and be kicking some ass. A week of hype for barely a minute.

El Torito beat the Little Gator. The crowd chanted This is Stupid.

Well, Well, Well. An Actual Surprise

Rusev and Lana came out. She said today is a great day because it is Vladimir Putin’s birthday. Lana said Big Show should be in prison for desecrating the Russian flag last week, and it was a hate crime. Rusev said in Russian what he would do to the Big Show. He challenged Big Show to come to the ring, even though The Authority said he can’t wrestle tonight because of what happened last week. Rusev called Big Show a coward.

Suddenly, THE ROCK’S MUSIC hit and he came out to a huge ovation. He said right now, Rusev and Lana needed to know their role and shut their mouth. Rock said every morning he gets to the gym just like Rusev, but unlike Rusev he doesn’t pull his shorts up to his nipples. Then he flew to the Big Apple. Then he visited Lana’s favorite place in the city, the meat packing district. Then he jumped on the four train to get to the bronx so he could pay respect to Derek Jeter. Then he made his way to Brooklyn.

Lana asked who he thought he was, coming in here and interrupting the great Rusev. She said he needed to shut up. The Rock said she needed to stop dressing like a Soviet Street Walker. Rusev called Rock an American piece of garbage and said to leave now or he will crush him. Rock said is that all he has to say. He said Rusev’s breath stinks and that Lana is smokin, but it is too bad she walks around like someone stuffed a smirinoff bottle up her Putin. He asked Rusev if he thinks he can bet him, The Rock said it doesn’t matter what he thinks. Lana said that just like any beast Rusev likes to eat, and he is hungry. Rock talked some smack then landed some punches before sending Rusev out of the ring.

Paige and Alicia Fox defeated AJ and Emma. AJ walked out on Emma because she was getting frustrated with her antics and not pinning Alicia. Paige came in and hit the RamPaige DDT for the win.

This time, an Erik Rowan promo aired.

Mizdow Finally Gets Some Respect

Sheamus vs Miz. Sheamus started with a shoulder tackle and some early blows. Miz dropped Sheamus neck on the ropes. He went to the top but Sheamus caught him with a shot to the gut. He went for a Brogue Kick, but Miz bailed. Miz had control back from break as the crowd chanted for Mizdow. Mizdow landed a cheap shot on Sheamus. Sheamus escaped a headlock and started a comeback. Sheamus went for a Brogue Kick but Mizdow pulled Miz out of the ring. Sheamus tossed Miz into the apron as they went back into the ring. Sheamus went for a Brogue Kick but Miz ducked, and Mizdow ate the Brogue Kick instead. Miz then rolled up Sheamus to pick up the win.

WINNER: Miz

Dean Ambrose: Best Hot Dog Vendor In NYC

Main event time. Rollins started the match, but immediately tagged in Kane. Kane landed a few uppercuts in the corner then tagged in Orton. Orton and Kane took it to Cena, then tagged in Rollins. Rollins landed some shots in the corner. Rollins taunted Cena which allowed him to try a comeback but Rollins caught Cena with an elbow in the corner. Rollins hit a neckbraker. Rollins again taunted Cena and Cena went into CENAMODE after knocking Orton and Kane off the apron. He went for the AA but Kane and Orton came back in and caused a DQ.

WINNER via DQ: John Cena

The beatdown continued until Dean Ambrose’s music hit. He came down to the ring with a hot dog cart. He had a holster on with ketchup and mustard in it, so he sprayed Kane and Orton. He then went after Rollins in the ring. Ambrose sent him to the outside and hit a dive. He threw various condiments on Rollins then used some tongs on his private area. Triple H came out. He announced that at Hell In A Cell, John Cena and Dean Ambrose will fight each other, and the winner will fight Seth Rollins later in the night inside Hell In A Cell. After the announcement, Ambrose hit a DDT on Cena to end the show.

WHAT I LIKED

The Rock/Rusev Segment: First off, I liked this because the WWE actually kept this a surprise. No one knew about this going into the show. The segment itself was entertaining TV. Rusev gets the rub of being on TV with The Rock. This doesn’t derail Rusev’s push at all. If anything it gives him more heat going forward. I don’t think it goes anywhere, but it was one of those segments that on its own was good TV. And it was much better than pretty much anything RAW has produced in the last two months.

Six Man Tag: You know, this seems to be the one thing the WWE does right. Good action here. Maybe the WWE should bring back the six man tag titles and dump the regular ones? I know they never would but its an interesting thought. Very rarely do these matches ever stink. Another good one, which is to be expected with who was involved.

Dean Ambrose: This man is single handily keeping RAW entertaining. Who else could take a hot dog cart full of condiments and make it fun TV. Everything about his act is so refreshing and the best part of the show.

WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE

Roman Reigns Interview: This gets hyped for a full week. It makes you think there will be some kind of angle here that will give Reigns a story when he returns. But instead, we get a one question interview that barely goes for a minute. Total letdown by the WWE.

Kathy Lee/Hoda and El Torito/Little Gator: I hate Kathy Lee and Hoda with a passion, and this segment was just a complete waste of time. Was it suppose to support breast cancer awareness? Or promote Kathy Lee’s wine? Then I’m actually happy the crowd crapped on the Torito/Gator stuff. At least when they did it earlier in the year they had some decent matches. Now its just pointless comedy.

While The Rock’s surprise return was fun, it didn’t so enough to take away from the massive flaws that the WWE currently has. It has been the same combination of guys wrestling in the main event for the last two weeks. Yeah, Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns are hurt. But it shows how the WWE has failed to develop any new stars in the process. And with how Hell In A Cell has been booked, it makes me really fearful that John Cena is going over Dean Ambrose. That would be the dumbest possible decision. John Cena doesn’t need to ruin what was a great program that was Rollins/Ambrose. I’m giving the show a 5.

Until Next Time,

Justin C

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