RAW November 3rd, 2014 Live Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'RAW' started by Shadow, Nov 2, 2014.

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    United States: LIVE, Monday Night, November 3rd, at 8/7c on the USA Network
    United Kingdom: Tuesday Morning, November 4th, at 1AM on SkySportsHD3

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    RAW Five-Point Review:
    One week after John Cena rejected Triple H’s offer to join The Authority, one question still lingers for the Cenation leader: Who will join him in battle against The Game’s squad at Survivor Series? As we wait to see which Superstars will round out Team Cena — and Team Authority, for that matter — what else is in store for Raw? WWE.com has you covered with this week’s Raw Five-Point Preview.

    Also, at 7:30 p.m., get exclusive interviews and in-depth analysis from a panel of experts on WWE Network’s live Raw Pre-Show, available this week free on WWE.com, YouTube, the WWE App, Facebook, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pheed and Pinterest.

    1.Who will side with Cena?:
    As Triple H pointed out in his weekly sit-down interview with Michael Cole on WWE.com last Wednesday, “there’s a world coming without John Cena in it,” and if The Game has anything to say about it, that reality is going to materialize sooner than later. After rejecting the WWE COO’s off to join The Authority, the Cenation leader must now assemble his own team of Superstars to contend with Team Authority in a Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Tag Team Match on Nov. 23. The difficulty? Anyone who even entertains the notion of aligning with Cena makes himself a target of Triple H and his associates — a dire consequence Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler is all too familiar with.

    Cena has three weeks to gather his teammates as The Authority concocts its own plans for Survivor Series. Will we see Team Cena truly begin to form this week on Raw?

    Also, the WWE Universe was left wondering Monday night where Randy Orton’s allegiances lie after The Viper attacked Seth Rollins with a vicious RKO. Given Orton’s impressive Survivor Series track record, either Team Cena or Team Authority would do well to enlist his services. Whether Orton can coexist with allies of Cena or his longtime Authority associates is another matter entirely.

    2.Will Big Show get some giant-sized payback?:
    It’s never a good idea to poke a bear, but when you’re built like Mark Henry, conventional wisdom goes right out the window. Last week on Raw, as Henry teamed with Big Show to challenge Gold & Stardust for the WWE Tag Team Titles, the former Olympian betrayed his titanic buddy and incapacitated the giant with no fewer than three World’s Strongest Slams.

    On “Miz TV” this past Friday night on SmackDown, Henry revealed that he was tired of being patronized by Big Show, hinting at long-simmering jealousy that finally reached a boiling point. Henry ended his SmackDown confrontation with The World’s Largest Athlete by sending Big Show crashing through the barricade at ringside.

    On Raw, Big Show will no doubt be looking for retribution. Does a KO Punch await the curator of the Hall of Pain?

    3.Is Nikki Bella ready to reclaim the Divas Title?:
    Although Nikki Bella has been pretty preoccupied with humiliating her unwilling personal assistant Brie, the “Total Diva” clearly hasn’t taken her focus off the ring. On SmackDown, dressed all-too-appropriately as a black cat, Nikki emerged as the ultimate bad luck omen for Divas Champion AJ Lee when she won a Halloween Costume Battle Royal to become the No. 1 contender to AJ’s prize.

    As the former Divas Champion continues to make Brie’s life miserable — for the next month, anyway — how is Nikki plotting to separate AJ from her “baby”?

    4.How will Bray Wyatt terrorize his “deranged reflection”?:
    At Hell in a Cell, the sinister Bray Wyatt returned to punish Dean Ambrose, depriving The Lunatic Fringe of his deserved victory over Seth Rollins inside the cruel structure. Wyatt would go on to explain that his newfound fascination with the unstable Superstar was born out of their similarities and, onSmackDown, he alluded to a darkness in Ambrose’s past that has yet to be revealed. To what was Wyatt referring? Perhaps we’ll get some clarity on Raw.

    5.What feast awaits Ryback?:
    The Big Guy is back, and he’s making up for lost time. After plowing through the “inspirational” Bo Dallas on Raw, Ryback beat the stuffing out of a scarecrow-attired Heath Slater on SmackDown in an incredible show of force.

    In an exclusive WWE.com interview last Monday night, Ryback stated that “the WWE Universe needs a hero right now more than ever,” and judging by the raucous “Feed Me More!” chants that met him upon his return, The Human Wrecking Ball’s connection with WWE fans has never been stronger. Which unfortunate opponent will we see get served up to this insatiable Superstar on Raw?

    Don’t miss Raw at 8/7 CT on USA Network, and be sure to tune in to WWE Network’s Raw Pre-Show at 7:30, available for free on WWE.com, YouTube, the WWE App, Facebook, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pheed and Pinterest.​
  2. I can see it now, Cena's team is down to Cena + 1 other. The 1 other gets badly beaten, desperate for the tag. He reaches out, after crawling across the ring, and then suddenly Cena withdraws his hand.

    Cena betrays the last member of his team and joins the authority. "Who wants to end a career fighting the system when you can be the system? Forget Loyalty & respect!"
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  3. One can dream, for sure. Cena's heel turn ain't happening any time soon, I'm afraid.
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  4. This should be a good episode, better than the one from last week.

    Anyways, I won't be watching this live, but I will watch it the day after.

    Here's to hoping that The Authority's DQ Fest, Part 45 doesn't happen.
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  5. :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:
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  6. john has been in the wwe along time so if he quits the wwe or betrays his own team i wouldnt be surprised i would still be a fan of his
  7. now as for the other matches i think this show will be a good one
  8. I'm curious to see what Ryback will be upto tonight, maybe Iced-Z gets an appearance and takes a beating? Or Ryback squashing both Los Matadores.. maybe Titus O'Neil? We'll see.
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  9. I tend to agree with this. I think the amount of charity work that Cena does, especially being the all time wish granter for the Make a Wish Foundation, will keep him from turning heel for a very long time. I know lots of guys do charity work, but being that he actually is requested as the person to meet by more dying children than anyone else in the world through that foundation pretty much locks in his status as a face.
  10. He'll prolly turn heel when he isn't as 'relevant' as he is now. Once the new Golden Boy has officially been established, then they'll turn Cena.
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  11. Yah! Yah! Yah!

    They're here!


    "Former NXT Tag Team champions The Ascension, Konnor and Viktor, are backstage at tonIght's Raw in Buffalo, NY. As we've noted on PWInsider, the pair are slated to move up to the main roster and they are already being used by licensees for future toys that are in the pipeline.
    No word yet whether they are working the taping or not."

    - This is definitely a good sign. We should expect 'em soon!
  12. Yeah, that's likely. I'm really curious as to who it will actually be. They've tried to push people into that position before, but they usually chicken and run back to Cena as their safe bet. I tend to think having Cena to fall back on has stunted WWE's ability to actually get behind someone else 100%.
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  13. Yeah, I think they were just starting to get behind Bryan, but then he got injured. :damn:

    Yeah, man. I'm also curious who it's gonna be. Personally, I'd go with either Bryan, Ambrose or Rollins.
  14. Yeah, it was sad with Daniel Bryan especially due to how long WWE seemed to resist the fans' desire to see him pushed as the top face, and when they finally gave in, it all got screwed up. I keep wondering if they'll get back behind him when he returns or just return to their previous attitude. I know the general consensus is Roman Reigns, but I think he's not really a good talker in my view. Dean Ambrose has really grown on me and I could get behind him or Daniel Bryan, but it really doesn't seem to me that WWE really has any strong idea yet as to who it will be.
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  15. I agree with everything here. I'd go with either Bryan, Ambrose or Rollins.

    I'm not really big on Reigns either, the dude needs to develop some more in order to be the real deal.
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  16. I'll be here when it goes live.

    Cena will not be on RAW tonight.. he is not scheduled.

    "The Wyatt Family" is scheduled.. so either the Ascension are joining Bray or Harper and Rowan will be a tag team.
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  17. Oh I'll be pissed if I miss that!
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