Randy Orton turns on The Authority
Last Monday on the October 20 edition of WWE Monday Night RAW, Mr. Money in the Bank Seth Rollins curb stomped his “Authority” team mate Randy Orton as RAW went off the air.
On Sunday at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, Rollins’ curb stomp was addressed by Orton as he confronted the leaders of “The Authority” Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Both Triple H and Stephanie told Orton to focus his anger on his opponent John Cena, adding that the curb stomp by Rollins was just to fire Orton up for his match against Cena inside the cell.
As tonight’s RAW opened “The Authority” were standing in the ring, celebrating Seth Rollins’ victory over Dean Ambrose at Sunday’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. As Rollins was in the middle of gloating Randy Orton hit the ring to confront “The Authority” and Rollins.
Orton was visibly frustrated that “The Authority” hadn’t dealt with Rollins and Orton clearly wanted a piece of Rollins as he attacked Seth just moments after entering the ring.
Triple H pulled Orton off of Seth and told Orton to “calm down and take the night off.” Orton responded to that by hitting Rollins with an RKO out of nowhere and leaving the ring.
It has been rumored for several months that Orton was going to be making a baby-face turn, and with WWE’s lack of top baby-face stars due to injury, it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Mark Henry turns on Big Show
Well, last night was supposed to be the night when Mark Henry turned on Big Show, but WWE, likely to swerve fans who could see the turn coming, held off the Henry turn until tonight.
Mark Henry and Big Show were scheduled to take on Gold and Stardust for the WWE Tag Team Championships.
During the tag title match Big Show kept tagging himself into the match when Henry was on a roll, frustrating the “world’s strongest man”.
After Big Show knocked out Stardust and it looked like we were going to have new tag champs, Henry entered the ring and hit Big Show with a World’s Strongest Slam, helping Gold and Stardust retain their tag titles.
It looks like we’ll now be getting a feud between Mark Henry and Big Show. It’s likely that the people aren’t exactly clamoring to see this feud, but at the very least it gives both Henry and Big Show something to do.
After being out of action for several months Ryback made his return to WWE television to have a match with Bo Dallas.
For the time being Ryback is a baby-face, and doing the “feed me more” gimmick that he entered WWE with.
Ryback ended up squashing Bo Dallas in his return. This will likely lead to a Bo Dallas versus Ryback program, giving Ryback someone to squash every week while he gets back into ring shape.
Ambrose vs. Cesaro
Dean Ambrose was scheduled to take on Cesaro, however, the match never took place. Amrbose beat up Cesaro around the ring before focusing his attention on the man who cost him a victory in his Hell in a Cell match with Seth Rollins on Sunday, Bray Wyatt.
Ambrose demanded that Wyatt come to the ring, but instead Wyatt appeared on the big screen, and the two of them went back and forth. It was really underwhelming.
Wyatt’s big explanation for costing Ambrose a victory at Hell in a Cell was simply “I see myself in you.” That doesn’t seem like a valid reason to cost someone a match, nor does it make any sense. However you can only hope that it’ll be better-explained in the coming weeks.
Hulk Hogan returns
Last week WWE hall of famer Hulk Hogan was advertised for RAW in Kansas City. He never appeared on television, however, he did appear on the WWE Network after RAW went off the air.
This week Hogan made his return to talk about WWE’s partnership with the Susan G. Komen foundation.
This wasn’t long, and it wasn’t newsworthy. Hogan talked about the Susan G. Komen foundation, and after his speech was over he brought all of the breast cancer survivors who were in attnedance in the ring to pose with him. This segment concludes WWE’s breast cancer awareness month, and the superstars and ring ropes will go back to their usual colors starting next week.
Team Cena vs. Team Authority
To kill time before his match at the Royal Rumble with WWE Champion Brock Lesnar, John Cena has been put in a storyline with “The Authority”.
John Cena came to the ring to talk about his title match with Lesnar and was interrupted by Stephanie McMahon, who then tried to persuade Cena to join “The Authority”.
Stephanie’s reason for Cena to join “The Authority” was that the fans didn’t appreciate him, and that “The Authority” did.
Cena rejected the offer.
After Cena’s rejection WWE’s chief operating officer Triple H headed down to the ring and did the same thing his wife Stephanie was attempting to do with Cena, and he ended up with the same result.
Cena’s rejection led to Triple H making a Team Authority vs. Team Cena match at the upcoming pay-per-view Survivor Series.
Cena competed in the main-event of RAW against Seth Rollins. The match ended in a disqualification after Kane ran in and attacked Cena. This led to the entire WWE locker room coming out and brawling with each other.
RAW went off the air with Cena giving both Heath Slater and Bo Dallas an “Attitude Adjustment” and staring down Triple H and Stephanie.
One note here is that when Cena was being attacked by Kane and Seth Rollins, Dolph Ziggler made the save.
Team Authority will likely be Seth Rollins, Kane, Jamie Noble, Joey Mercury and Bray Wyatt while Team Cena will likely be John Cena, Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler, Dean Ambrose and possibly Roman Reigns.