Re: WWE: A New Face, or Heel
Monday Night RAW
November 9, 2015
*Seth Rollins injury in Dublin recap*
The show opens with the entire superstar roster in the ring, looking around. Moments later, Triple H appears on the monitor and addresses the roster. Triple H talks about Rollins being injured and having to unfairly, give up his title. He says as much as it hurts him to have to make the WWE/WHC belt vacant, a tough decision must be made and the show must go on. He says, tonight, is the beginning of the show going on and also, an opportunity for everyone in the ring, to become the next WWE/WHC champion. Triple H says, in a couple of weeks, a new champion will be crowned, in a Fatal-4-Way match, but not before everyone in the ring is reduced to four. Triple H says, in just a few moments, each of you will get the opportunity to be one of those four men, competing for the title at Survivor Series, IF... you can be one of the last four men, standing in the ring, in an over-the-rope, elimination battle royal. And that match begins... NOW! The bell rings
The first elimination was Sin Cara by Big Show. Next was Fernando by Titus. Konnor and Viktor eliminate D-Von and then Bubba Ray. Harper and Rowan eliminate Darren Young. Titus seeks revenge by eliminating Harper and then Rowan. New Day eliminates R-Truth. Miz and Breeze try to eliminate Reigns, Ambrose comes with the assist and eliminates Miz. They try to eliminate Breeze, but he hangs onto the bottom rope, after going over. New Day comes to attack Reigns and Ambrose. Owens eliminates Diego. Big Show tries to eliminate Neville, but Cesaro makes the save and eliminates Big Show by himself. Everyone in the ring stares at Cesaro and he turns and around and they just look in awe. Swagger eliminates Del Rio. Del Rio and Zeb stare back at Swagger. Ambrose eliminates Woods. Big E tosses Ambrose outside the ropes. Big goes to finish the job, but Ambrose counters. Reigns superman punches Big E onto the mat. Ambrose tries to get back in the ring, but gets struck with Woods' trombone and gets eliminated. Sheamus and Barrett eliminate Axel and then Neville. They both gloat, while hanging on the ropes and then get sneak eliminated by Sandow and he lift them both over the ropes. Reigns and Ziggler battle Kofi and Big E. Cesaro eliminates Stardust. Cesaro and Titus eliminate Konnor and Viktor. Ziggler eliminates Kofi. Big E tosses Ziggler onto the ropes and thinks he's eliminated. Ziggler hangs on, but gets knocked off the apron by Breeze. Ryback eliminates Slater, then Ryder and then Swagger. Wyatt and Strowman jump Reigns. Rose eliminates The Uso's. Owens and Rose eliminate Ryback. Owens sneak eliminates Rose. Titus helps Reigns and they both eliminate Big E and then Wyatt. Everyone stares off at Strowman and they charge him. Strowman starts dropping guys like flies. Last standing is Cesaro who stares off at Strowman. Cesaro cracks his neck and then uppercuts Strowman. Titus follows with a boot, sending Strowman to the ropes. Reigns gears up and spears Strowman to the outside for the elimination. Breeze eliminates Kalisto and turns to see Cesaro, Titus and Reigns staring him down. Breeze closes his eyes and shakes his head. He pretends to leave the ring and then charges the trio. They all hit him with their finisher and then Cesaro eliminates him with a swing to the outside. KO is in the corner staring them down and the trio stare back at him.
Triple H gets back on the monitor and congratulates the four men on their chance to compete at the Fatal-4-Way for the title. KO drops out of the ring and walks up the ramp. Cesaro, Reigns and Titus stare each other down.
We see a shot from outside the arena, before we're in the locker room, where Ambrose and Reigns are. Reigns tells Ambrose he's sorry for not having his back when he needed him out there. He says, not seeing you in the final four makes this opportunity bittersweet. Ambrose slaps Reigns on the chest. He says don't you go getting all down on me bro, are you kidding me? Man, you just secured your ticket in a match for WWE/WH title at Survivor Series! Just one step closer to your dream man ... and as far as I go ... well ... I had the same chance as you tonight and I just didn't get it done. Nothing I can do about it, but keep on kicking ass until I get another shot...
Triple H walks in. That's the spirit Ambrose. Triple H has his hand on Ambrose's shoulder. He says I'm glad you're taking your failure like a man. Not everyone on this roster is ready for the big time, but hey, like you said, you can keep on kicking ass until you get another shot. And you can start your journey right here tonight Ambrose, as you'll be going one-on-one, with King Barrett. And that match is next. Ambrose stares at Triple H, before walking off. Triple H then turns to Reigns. And as for you big guy, first of all congratulations. You'll be fighting for the WWE/WHC in a few weeks and I know how much it would mean to you to become THE champ, THE man. Well ... in a fatal-4-way match, going against guys like Titus O'Neil, Cesaro and Kevin Owens... nothing is guaranteed. However, WHAT IS guaranteed is this belt, money, fame and most importantly, cementing your legacy as one of the greats ... well .... that's if you join The Authority and be the new face of the WWE.
Reigns looks at Triple H and says, no damn way, not happening. He tells him how he's clawed and scraped to get where he is right now, with no handouts and he's not going to start taking the easy way now. Triple H tells Reigns, that's what I figured Reigns, you just don't have what it takes to be THE MAN in this business. I did make the right choice in choosing Rollins over you. Triple H walks away. Reigns stares on.
Match 1: Non-title match
King Barrett w/Sheamus vs. Dean Ambrose
Ambrose was on top of his game from the start in this one, but with Sheamus in Barrett's corner, things were bound to be in Barrett's favor eventually and that's just what happened when Sheamus got under Ambrose's skin enough, to make him attempt to deck him off the apron. The combination of a ref distraction and Ambrose taking his eyes off Barrett just long enough, was all Barrett needed to nail Ambrose with a Bullhammer, as he turned around. Barrett got the three count, afterwards. King Barrett and Sheamus basked in the victory in the UK, while taunting Ambrose, as a dazed Ambrose tried to get his bearings with Reigns in sight.
Winner: King Barrett
Match 2: Non-title match
Big E & Kofi w/Xavier vs. The Dudley Boyz
We come back to the side view of the apron, before The New Day's theme hit. The New Day slowly make their way down the ramp, as they address the crowd. They talk like tweeners to the crowd, before getting in the ring. Xavier starts off talking about how dominant they've been since their debut and how they've been under appreciated. He says being tag team champions is nice and all, but they're better than that. He says, The New Day is made up of former IC and US champions, but they don't see that kind of gold around them. Kofi takes the mic and says, that's right. He says he's a multiple time US and IC champion himself and Big E a former IC champ. Big E takes the mic and gets all raspy. Big E says, that's right brotha', it's a New Day now! A Neewww Day! Long gone is the day when WE get overlooked and forgotten for guys far less talented... intelligent and faaaaboooloooous, as us. Yesssssaaaaa, it's a New Day!...
The Dudley's music hit and they head down to the ring. Bubba looks to start it off against Kofi, but before the bell rang, all three members of New Day rush Bubba. They all go on the attack, which prompts D-Von to enter the ring. Big E quickly takes out D-Von with huge clothesline. A staggering Bubba gets nailed by Kofi's lethal feet. Big E lifts Bubba up and Kofi goes up top to nail him with their dual finisher. D-Von enters the ring and gets beat down by Xavier, who uses his trombone. New Day stomps The Dudley's out before partying in the ring. The trio gyrate before picking up their tag titles and leaving them on The Dudleys' laid out bodies. The New Day walk off without them. Are they done as tag champs?
We go to the back and see Triple H coming out of Cesaro's locker room, with a smug look on his face. He quickly looks down and back, before leaving the screen and we see Barrett, Rusev and Sheamus enter Cesaro's locker room. After a moments, we hear a loud commotion. A few minutes later, we see the trio come out with huge grins on their faces. Cesaro's door is left open and we see him down, holding his shoulder in pain. The medical crew rush in to check on Cesaro, but it doesn't look good at all.
Back from break, we see Triple H and Stephanie in their office looking at the aftermath of what Sheamus, Barrett and Rusev did to Cesaro. Triple H says it's a shame really, had he just came to our side... Steph steps in and says, he didn't have what it took to play the game and look what it cost him. She says, a torn rotator cuff, which is going to cause him to miss months of action...sigh...and he was doing so well. Steph looks at Triple H. Triple H says, that means we're a man short in the fatal-4-way, at Survivor Series to determine the new WWE/WHC. He says, this gives me a good idea on how I can find the guy that's willing to do what it takes to reach the top. Triple H and Stephanie both smirk at each other.
We go back into the arena and Del Rio's theme hits and out he and Zeb Coulter come. Del Rio stands in front of the ring, beside Zeb, facing the back, along with Zeb. Zeb start talking about the difference MexiAmerica wants to make in the WWE. He says one thing MexiAmerica wants to do, is to pave the way for everyone in the WWE to have a chance to succeed. He says and they're out there tonight to begin that campaign by opening an US title open challenge, right here tonight! Zeb says, so whose it going to be, the DOOR is open...
Jack Swagger's theme hits and out he comes in street clothes. Del Rio gets in the ring. Before Jack can take another step, Zeb interrupts his music. Waait, waait, waait, WAIT!, Zeb says. Jack Swagger, as 'nice' as it is to see you, I really don't believe you're qualified to be out here right now. Ya see Jack, MexiAmerica is in the business of providing opportunity for the "have not's", the underprivileged and quite frankly Jack... you, me, Del Rio and everyone here knows you're not. So why don't you stop being SELFISH... and turn around and go back where you came from.
Swagger looks confused. Are you kidding me Zeb?! Do you even hear yourself right now? Zeb, you sound like a complete JACKASS! Opportunity for everyone? How the hell does that exclude me? Del Rio interrupts. Jack, Jack... listen at you, you sound pathetic. And look at the way you're dressed, you're not even in ring-gear, is this the way people in America show up for interviews in 2015? Jack listen buddy, if you have any respect for Zeb or yourself, just turn around and go home!
Swagger gets in the ring and goes to the corner, between Zeb and Del Rio. Swagger says, you two just opened up a challenge for the United States Championship and I'm out here right now to accept that challenge and to take that US title and to represent it in a way that truly shows what it means to be an American. Zeb says, Jack, the only thing you're representing right now, the the "Generation Me" mentality, that's covered the once great nation of the USA, like a plague. However Jack, despite your selfishness here tonight, I think I can speak for Del Rio, when I say, EVEN YOU, can have an opportunity at the US title, buuuut, you're going to have to earn it. And you're going to have to earn it against an opponent of our choosing... next week.
Del Rio laughs and turns from Swagger. Swagger then unravels and attacks Del Rio from behind. Del Rio falls to the mat and Swagger grabs his ankle, but Del Rio quickly squirms away. Swagger grabs a mic. Hey guys before you run off, I have a message from everyone here and back home. Swagger puts his hand over his heart. The arena yells, "WE THE PEOPLE!" Swagger's music hits as he stares down a retreating Zeb and Del Rio.
Last edited by EdgeheadStingerfan; 11-26-2015 at 10:13 PM.