Yet another script for Monday Night Raw has leaked online, and if you want to view the entire thing (while it lasts) you can do so by clicking here. It's for the show that aired on Sept. 1, 2014, and featured John Cena getting into it with Triple H over his pending rematch with Brock Lesnar at Night of Champions.
There isn't nearly as much to unpack in this leak as the last one but there are a few interesting points worth passing along:
- For the most part, everyone sticks to the script and stays true to it. This could be blamed for the somewhat wooden performances we see from the likes of the Bella twins and Randy Orton and what not. They aren't given a general overview, they're told exactly what to say.
- John Cena was, in fact, scripted to threaten Triple H with a lawsuit.
- John Cena was not, in fact, scripted to jump out of the ring at the close of the main event and scream in Triple H's face that he'll see him at Night of Champions. The script called for a non-verbal reaction shot that reads "as if to say I'm ready for Brock Lesnar".
- The first "Growing Up Bella" skit originally included a line about Nikki finding Brie in the parking lot with her prom date and the two having their hands all over each other. On TV, it was just that she found the two in the parking lot.
- Stephanie McMahon went off script when she said the Bella twins music is reserved for Nikki moving forward.
- AJ Lee wasn't scripted to call Triple H Stephanie's "little husband". She was also supposed to say that the Bella twins should work their issues out on daytime television where it belongs, which would obviously act as the set up for Jerry Springer coming to Raw next week. That would seem to indicate they had some sort of plan for it before getting Springer.
Again, there's much more if you want to get a look at the behind-the-scenes details.
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