Event:WWE Monday Night RAW Airdate: Monday, January 6th, 2014 (USA Network) Location: The Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, MD Results by Jeff Johnson
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
Good evening everyone and welcome to this special "Old School" edition of Monday Night Raw. Our announcers for the evening are Michael Cole and JBL. We open up Monday Night Raw with the arrival of "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair. Flair welcomes everyone to Old School Raw. Flair said that when he heard Raw was going to be in Baltimore, he had to be there. He says he is going to style and profile all night long. Flair struts in the ring as the music of the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton starts up. He makes his way to the ring.
Orton and Flair embrace in the ring and Flair congratulates Orton. Randy says he has the up most respect for him, and he taught him so much in his career. He says tonight isn't only about the legends, but it's about him as well. Orton talks himself up as the greatest superstar of all time. Orton asks Ric to step aside because he has something he wants to say. Loud "no" chants at Orton. Orton talks about Stephanie Mcmahon's announcement from last week that Orton will defend the title at the Royal Rumble against John Cena. Orton says he has proved himself already against John Cena. Orton wants the Authory to reverse their decision for the match at the PPV. Ric Flair tells Orton that when he was young, you went out every night of the week proving that you are the man. He says that's why he has 2 hall of fame rings. Flair says all Orton is doing is crying about the rematch. He suggests that Orton should defend the title. Orton calls Flair the most overrated superstar in history. Orton said he was good in his time, but times have changed. Orton tells Flair to leave, because he won't be held responsible for what happens next. Flair says no, and Orton will listen to him whether he likes it or not. Flair says 10 years ago, he and HHH hand picked him as the future of the company. He says Orton brought an immature attitude that he still has. He asks Orton that when he goes home, does he consider him a man. Orton asks Flair if he should go old school on him right now. Before they start to fight, John Cena shows up.
Cena embraces Flair and then tells Orton that every time he talks, he sinks lower. Cena tells Orton that he shouldn't take his frustrations out on Ric Flair. He then talks about Flair's accomplishments. Cena says that Orton doesn't belong in the same conversation as Ric Flair. Cena says he feels like going old school too. Cena calls out Orton to fight right now. Orton backs up and heads out of the ring. Orton backs up the ramp as John Cena and Flair embrace in the ring again. Michael Cole and JBL update us on the condition of Jerry Lawler seeing as he is under the weather and not at the show tonight. They then show us a video package highlighting the feud between Daniel Bryan and The Wyatt Family.
Back on Raw, The Usos and Rey Mysterio are in the ring. They will tag against Luke Harper, Rowan Harper, and Daniel Bryan of The Wyatt Family.
Luke Harper and Jey Uso start the match off. Luke Harper stars on offense with a big shoulder tackle. Harper now tags in Daniel Bryan. Rey Mysterio also tags in. Bryan with a big right hand and knees to Mysterio. Mysterio low bridges Bryan and he flies to the outside right in front of Bray Wyatt. Bray tells Bryan to go get them as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Eric Rowan is in control of Jimmy Uso. Rowan lifts up Jimmy and hits a big fall away slam. Rowan tags in Bryan. Bryan with big kicks to the chest of Jimmy. Bryan now chokes Jimmy on the middle rope. Bryan hits the roeps and hits a big drop kick to the back of Jimmy Uso. Bryan tags in Rowan. Rowans stands on the head of Jimmy in the corner. Jimmy hits the corner but catches Rowan with a big boot. He then connects with a big superkick. Jimmy tags in Mysterio. Mysterio with a big head scissor on Rowan. Rowan lifts up Mysterio but he catches him with a hurricanrana. Jey Uso comes off the top with a splash but misses. Daniel Bryan tags himself in, but Harper tags himself in right afterwards. Harper lifts Jey up, but Jey counters into a rollup for a 3 count.
The announcers tell us that later on tonight, there will be a Piper's Pit with guests The Shield
Back on Raw, the announcers tell us that the returning Batista has officially entered the Royal Rumble match. They then show us a clip from last week with what transpired between Damien Sandow and The Great Khali. We go to the back where Brad Maddox is talking to 3 hall of famers. 1 of them will be the referee in the match between Sandow and The Great Khali. Kane now joins Brad Maddox. Kane asks Brad if there is anything he needs to say to him. Brad asks him if he is going to threaten him with violence. Kane says no, because that will get him fired. Kane said if that did happen, he would make sure Brad would never be seen again. Kane tells Brad to remember that the next time he tells the Authority about his job performance. We go to the back where Big E runs into Money Inc. IRS tells Big E to not forget to pay his taxes.
Back on Raw, the announcers are joined at ring side with Ryback. In the ring is Big E Langston and Curtis Axel. They will go one on one.
Big E Langston vs. Curtis Axel
Langston starts the match with 2 rib busters. Axel fights back with punches and kicks in the corner. Axel covers for a 2 count. Axel locks in a rear chin lock. Big E fights out and hits a shoulder tackle in the corner. Axel fights back with a big drop kick to the chin of Big E. Axel charges in with a knee to knock Big E to the outside. Axel gives chase but Big E throws him face first... (Continues on next page)