Monday Night Raw: Big Show rehired and forced to fight FOUR men
Last Updated: 07/11/13 3:49pm
Big Show (L) was put in a four-on-one duel by Triple H
Big Show is back - both as a member of the locker room and in the WWE title picture.
The World's Largest Athlete was fired the night after Battleground having impacted on a WWE Title match between Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan, and subsequently threatened to file a potentially costly-lawsuit against the McMahon-led empire.
The WWE's board of directors, seemingly worried about the potential ramifications should Big Show's claim go to court, instructed Stephanie McMahon to rehire the gargantuan grappler.
Big Show was handed a WWE Title bout against Orton at Survivor Series too, but ended the evening flat on his back, courtesy of a Viper, three black-clad rebels, and a suited-and-booted monster.
Triple H sanctioned a four-on-one handicap match, pitting Show against Orton - who had earlier defeated Big E Langston - and The Shield's Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, and, at first, the World's Largest Athlete dealt with the numbers disadvantage.
But after Kane emerged - mask-less and in dapper corporate threads - and hurled a catalogue of steel chairs into the ring, Orton and The Shield brutalised Big Show, before Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns sent the behemoth crashing through the announce desk.
Elsewhere, CM Punk overcame Luke Harper and then united with Daniel Bryan to fend off a post-match attack from The Wyatt Family, the creepy trio who assaulted the Second City Saint and the submission specialist seven days previously.
John Cena, Cody Rhodes and Goldust, meanwhile, mirrored their result from Friday Night Smackdown by beating Damien Sandow, Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro.
Plus, Ryback pummelled The Great Khali; Alberto Del Rio turned Kofi Kingston's SOS into a Cross Armbreaker and forced the Ghanaian to tap out; and Dolph Ziggler conquered Curtis Axel.
The Usos were also victorious, edging 3MB's Heath Slater and Drew McIntyre, while, in his first match in almost a year, Tyson Kidd banded with wife Natalya to down Fandango and Summer Rae.