WWE RAW Reaction (12/9): The “YES!” & The “NO!”

Noah Mark is back with his the latest installment of “The YES! & The NO! of WWE RAW.” Comment below and tell us if you agree with this week’s picks.

Complete WWE RAW Results (12/9)

WWE RAW (12/9): The “YES!”

Daniel Bryan

The Star of Raw

The Star of Raw Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan, winning three Slammy Awards competing in a match, appearing in the Championship Ascension Ceremony, was without question the star of the show. His hometown crowd chanting YES! YES! YES! and DANIEL BRYAN! throughout the beginning of the Championship Ascension Ceremony. Going back earlier in the night to his first Slammy win for Superstar Of The Year. On stage The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels. He announces the Superstar of the year is Daniel Bryan. We were all expecting fireworks to occur during that interaction. HBK even exited stage right a perfect set-up for a “surprise” superkick from out of nowhere! But there was no Sweet Chin Music. Just a humble acceptance speech by Bryan for his Slammy Award which he refereed to as The “HB Swizzle”  award, Michaels naming it that just before presenting the award. Bryan did mention if it wasn’t for Shawn he wouldn’t be in the WWE. Likewise if it wasn’t for his interference at Hell-In-A-Cell he would be the WWE Champion. Although there was no physical interaction here, that wouldn’t be the last time these two interacted on the show.

See this is why I can’t shake off fighting the Daniel Bryan cause, he belongs in the main event. Heck this article uses his YES! and NO! and lord help us all if Daniel Bryan ever appears in a “NO!” portion of this article.  Some people might say, he was in his hometown and had an extra kick of support. There may be a bit of truth to that, but I feel that there are just some hot wrestling towns. Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and apparently Seattle. After what transpired later in the show who knows what will happen the next few months. I’m excited! YES!

Championship Ascension Ceremony

WWE Reminding us what they are capable of. Powerful Compelling end to Raw

John Cena showing why he is in fact the face of WWE.

Former World Heavyweight and WWE Champions appeared all in the ring for the Championship Ascension Ceremony. As I said earlier the crowd was going crazy for Daniel Bryan. While Triple H was talking up the match, and the championship, the Seattle crowd chanted YES and Daniel Bryan to the point where Triple H gave them what seemed like at least a minute of chanting and Yessing and clapping. This crowd was on fire for Daniel Bryan. Triple H introduced both Orton and Cena. The crowd did not want to hear what Orton had to say. There were boos and boring chants. Then Cena took the mic. More boos and cheering mix. Then Cena begins to speak and prove why he is the face of the WWE. These days with everything being very planned and scripted, Cena played to the crowd and included Daniel Bryan in the conversation, he compared Randy Orton’s rise to success to Daniel Bryan’s. The idea was Bryan didn’t have a father and grandfather to get him in to the WWE, he did it by working. Cena turned practically the entire crowd around and behind him., shouting out his past opponents, HBK, CM Punk, and putting over that the only fair shot Daniel Bryan had was the one with him.  Brilliant, this is why he is where he is. The end was something I haven’t seen in the WWE in a long time. It was an awesome chain of events excuited perfectly. Cena and Orton shake hands as the World Heavyweight Championship and WWE Championship are hoisted up. Orton gets in a cheap shot, the two are down on the mat fighting. Orton and Cena get pulled apart to their corners. CM Punk gets shoved by Orton causing CM Punk to start attacking Orton. Triple H throws down CM Punk, who retaliates with a knockdown of his on on The Game. HBK Superkicks CM Punk, setting up Daniel Bryan to

The Authority and John Cena look over A fallen Randy Orton. A great segment to end raw.

The Authority and John Cena look over A fallen Randy Orton. A great segment to end raw.

WWE Reminding us what they are capable of, a Powerful and compelling end to Raw.

deliver his running Knee on HBK. Orton tries to RKO Bryan but instead gets shoved into Stephanie McMahon knocking her down. Triple H runs to Stephanie’s aid, and then gets up and pedigrees Randy.  The show closes with The Authority and John Cena looking disappointed over Randy Orton on the mat. What a great segment. This is what WWE used to do on a regular basis. Twists and turns, these chain-reaction action segments. YES!

Quick Mentions

Dean Ambrose vs CM Punk – Ambrose vs CM punk was a Pay-Per-View quality match with a great dissension in the ranks tease when Dean Ambrose wanted Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins to head to the back so he could finish the job by himself. Punk gets the win shortly after that exchange, although Punk loses out to the numbers game and gets a great spear from Reigns. YES!

The Wyatts – With a chip on my shoulder because of Daniel Bryan’s demotion, I don’t think I appreciated Bray Wyatt’s amazing performances over the last few weeks.  They are great, and compelling. YES!

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  • pwnez

    Another “NO!” would have to be for the amount of commercials. Before every slammy segment and after every match there was a freakin’ commercial, it was horrible.

  • Punk2k14

    Well the ending of RAW was the best bit of the night, and gave me an insight neither of the Champions will win but then again I think we all knew that.

    I can see HHH ego getting the better of him once again and him ordering Kane to the ring with maybe both Randy and Orton on top of the ladders and Kane knocking them both down and chokeslamming them, ending the match.

    I would love to see a 4 way match between Orton Cena Bryan and Punk for the titles.

    oh and is there any chance Taker may make a comeback and interfere in the Punk match at some point and take revenge on The Shield??

    • Punk2k14

      Orton and Cena* even lol

  • Muhahaha

    The smiles on their faces as the crowd started to chant Bryan’s name was epic. You could tell that most of them enjoyed that. Plus props to Cena for playing to the crowd.
    Hands down the best Raw finale in a long time.
    I want to say that i think we will see Triple H and Cena joining forces to screw Randy. But I guess its more likely that he will interfere to set up a triple threat or fatal four way later on. Though I think it’d be fun to see Triple H on Randy’s side only to get screwed over by Stephanie who joins with Cena

  • Bryan

    The Slammy part of the show other than Daniel Bryan and Maybe CM Punk winning were absolute garbage as in no way shape or form was Rock vs Cena II anywhere near match of the year hell matches held on Main Event were better than that match and I am disgusted that they didn’t award the real match of the year which was Brock Lesnar vs CM Punk the award but Rock vs Cena was one of the most undeserving wins in media history which includes wrongs like Titanic winning over Boogie Nights [not even nominated] and Good Will Hunting etc. and the end I have a mixed bag on as while the final 2 to 3 mins were awesome leading up to that was a lot of BS such as Orton boring the crowd to death and John Cena asking Daniel Bryan who he is and where he is from and I felt very embarrased for Bryan and I could tell he was too but the final 2 to 3 mins I compliment them but The Slammy Awards other than Daniel Bryan and CM Punk also Maybe Shawn Michaels a big fat NO.

    • Bryan

      Ok I rewatched the ending and I have to say that the whole segment was great and I guess Cena did right to call Daniel Bryan as the crowd were chanting his name over and over and while at first I thought it was the usual BS of Cena hogging the spotlight and mentioning Daniel Bryan but the crowd popped like mad and also Orton’s promo was actually good I don’t know maybe I was in a bad mood when I watched Orton’s promo and thought it sucked but it was actually quite good and the ending again as I said was awesome.

  • Bryan

    Buth the Slammy’s prove to everyone and me that Daniel Bryan has not been buried as they will do something big with him in 2014 I can feel it.

    • Bryan

      Buth was a typing error so ignore that.

      • Aperture

        You can just edit your message.

        • Bryan

          Didn’t know that, wait do you do it.

          • Aperture

            After you get done typing your message, look down where the up and down votes are. The word “Edit” will be right there. Just edit the message then save the text.

        • Bryan

          Sorry how do you do it

  • Reality

    Tamina vs Natalya in NO? I’m surprised… It’s like saying, hey I don’t like the fact that Diesel didn’t destroy Bret Hart in a match before Bret face Shawn at the ppv. Ridiculous

  • straight_edge

    I got to say i really like Cena his promo was awesome that was the best ending ive seen on raw in a long time, I hope Cena comes out the winner so we can see a daniel Bryan John Cena rematch