Raw Review: John Cena Teams with Dean Ambrose

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The Authority, Paul Heyman and Seth Rollins promo

The Authority were immediately met with “CM Punk” chants, and they couldn’t hold back the laughs. Stephanie McMahon said she didn’t understand why these people chant for quitters, then she realized that they are quitters too. They quit their jobs, they quit their families, they quit anything that gets too hard.

She said that they won’t stand for quitters, or pirates, like Dean Ambrose, who stole Rollins’ Money in the Bank briefcase on SmackDown. She started to chastise Ambrose, but Heyman came out and had something to say about the end to Night of Champions.

Heyman said that him and Brock Lesnar were not happy with Rollins bringing Lesnar’s WWE World Heavyweight Championship match with John Cena to an abrupt end. They were also unhappy with Rollins hitting Lesnar with a curb stomp and attempting to cash in the briefcase. Heyman asked The Authority if Lesnar was going to have a problem with Rollins, but Rollins came out to answer that question himself.

Rollins said that he acted on his own accord at NOC, and that he thought Heyman would understand, since Heyman has built his whole career on being an opportunist. Heyman eventually accepted the apology, but warned Rollins not to do it again.

After Heyman left, Rollins returned the focus to Ambrose, but he was interrupted by Ambrose on the Titan Tron.

Ambrose taunted Rollins with the briefcase, and told him to come and get it. As Rollins and The Authority made their way to the back, John Cena’s music hit, and he came out to attack Rollins, who took a couple of shots before he escaped through the crowd.

This segment was a little crowded, and the focus shifted a couple of times, but it was good, and everybody stayed focused.

There is an interesting dynamic developing between Ambrose, Rollins and Cena, and it could be the makings of something special.

The Authority, Seth Rollins, Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury backstage

Rollins was ready to go after Ambrose, but Stephanie demanded that he stay, and The Authority sent Noble and Mercury after him.

Before they left, Noble suggested that Triple H give them some sledgehammers, but Triple H told him that was a stupid idea and told them to just go.

Many have noted that Noble and Mercury are playing the “stooge” role we saw from guys like Sgt. Slaughter and Gerry Brisco with Vince McMahon. If this segment is any indication, they’ll play that role just fine.