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Raw: Changing of the Shield
By JON WALDMAN -- SLAM! Wrestling


Raw's episode last night wasn't quite a one trick pony, but it was awfully close to having only one significant spot that is worth going out of your way to see if you missed it the first time - and it was a doozy.

But before we get to the game-changing moment, let's start where Raw... started.

In a surprise to anyone that doesn't read wrestling websites, Batista quit WWE in the opening segment. Some will say it was to avoid another encounter with The Shield, but Dave swears by it being due to not having promises fulfilled by The Game. Replays of this moment would play throughout the night, seemingly more often than they usually do.

Triple H, however, seemed to have an ace up his sleeve as by the end of the night, Evolution was back up to three members. With a match scheduled between Randy Orton and Roman Reigns, The Game played the ace up his sleeve as Seth Rollins turned on Reigns and Dean Ambrose, absolutely obliterating his former trip mates with steel chairs. The decisive turn caught everyone off guard, including much of the 'net community which saw Reigns becoming the premier babyface of the group, but with speculation that it would be Ambrose, if not Ambrose and Rollins, turning.

The other major storyline development of the night saw Stephanie McMahon make a proclamation that Daniel Bryan will either defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship in a month's time at Money in the Bank or be forced to surrender it, with the belts in turn hanging above the ring as the prize for the signature MITB match.

This news brought out John Cena, who lambasted McMahon. He was put into a match with Kane for his troubles, one he won by DQ.

Other action saw Alberto Del Rio become the first MITB match participant after defeating Dolph Ziggler, RybAxel defeat the new team of Goldust and Sin Cara, Erick Rowan and Luke Harper upend the Usos in a stellar match, Cesaro and Bad News Barrett fall to Rob Van Dam and Sheamus, Alicia Fox and Aksana decimating Nikki Bella in a handicap match, Bo Dallas defeat Kofi Kingston, Los Matadores put 3MB down for the count and Adam Rose gain victory over Jack Swagger.

Jon Waldman has been with SLAM! since 2000.