The Jan. 27, 2014 edition of WWE's Monday Night Raw emanates live from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland and begins with The Authority. Stephanie McMahon boasts about the Royal Rumble and Triple H mocks the crowd for not getting what they want.
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Triple H says Batista and Randy Orton both succeeded, but they have one more stop on the Road to WrestleMania. Stephanie announces that Orton will defend his title in the Elimination Chamber, but Daniel Bryan cuts her off and tells the fans to stop chanting. He sarcastically warns them not to upset the Authority.
Bryan says that people are talking about him no matter what happens and Triple H says he put up a good effort, but Bryan says people are upset that he was not in the Royal Rumble match. He asked multiple times to be in the match and was denied, and Stephanie makes an excuse about caring about his health after all he has been through recently. Bryan mentions that they made him fight the entire Shield and Wyatt Family, but Triple H says they did want to be unfair again. Bryan calls him out on this and says they do not care about him.
Stephanie asks if he thinks the fans came just to see him and a Yes! chant erupts. Bryan tells them to listen to the fans and put him in the Elimination Chamber match. He tells Stephanie to step aside and tells Triple H that he is not leaving until he gets what he wants. They stare each other down while the fans chant for Bryan, but Triple H says they are not the only two people in the ring. The Shield's music hits so Bryan grabs a steel chair. He swings and misses at Seth Rollins, but Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose stomp on him until John Cena and Sheamus save him.
The Real Americans (w/Zeb Colter) defeat Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara when Cesaro dodges Sin Cara's senton attempt and hits an uppercut and the Neutralizer for the win.
Bad News Barrett asks for decorum and delivers the bad news that Dolph Ziggler and The Miz will fight in a "Battle of Cleveland." He says he's glad it's not the "Battle For Cleveland," because no one would win.
R-Truth (w/Xavier Woods) defeats Fandango (w/Summer Rae) when he dodges the leg drop and hits What's Up for the win.
Brad Maddox introduces WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton, who says he won in spite of the fans. He says his method of winning was irrelevant but he is upset because he has to fight in the Elimination Chamber. He asks Maddox whose idea this was, but Batista comes out and says he already told Orton why he is back. He says he does not care who the champion is at WrestleMania because he will win the title no matter what happens.
Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman cut him off and Heyman tells Maddox to tell the Authority that they have two choices: they can make history and have Orton defend the title against Lesnar, or they can have Lesnar face Batista, the "so-called" No. 1 Contender. Heyman says it does not matter which one they pick, but they want an answer tonight or else.
Dolph Ziggler defeats The Miz with the Zig Zag.
The Usos defeat Ryback and Curtis Axel when Jimmy Uso hits a top rope splash on Ryback for the win.
Alberto Del Rio defeats Kofi Kingston with a kick to the head.
The New Age Outlaws retain their WWE Tag Team Championship in a rematch with The Rhodes Brothers. Brock Lesnar runs into the ring and hits F-5s on Cody Rhodes and Goldust to cause the disqualification. Paul Heyman says The Authority did not listen to them and chose a third option: Brock Lesnar vs. no one. He says this is what happens if Lesnar does not get what he wants, and Lesnar proceeds to destroy a chair on Cody Rhodes and Goldust.
The Bella Twins and the Funkadactyls defeat AJ Lee, Tamina Snuka, Aksana and Alicia Fox when Naomi hits the Rear View on AJ Lee.
Jerry "The King" Lawler is in the ring and reveals the next entrant in the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2014 is Jake "The Snake" Roberts.
Daniel Bryan, John Cena and Sheamus face The Shield in an Elimination Chamber qualifying match. John Cena eventually locks the STF on Roman Reigns, but Reigns breaks loose just as the Wyatt Family's music hits. They attack Cena, which causes the disqualification, but Bryan and Sheamus come to his aid. The faces toss the Wyatts out of the ring, and The Shield is livid at ringside because Bryan, Cena and Sheamus have qualified for the Elimination Chamber title match. The faces celebrate in the ring while The Shield goes nuts and the Wyatts watch from the stage as the show goes off the air.
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