RAW Results 1/2/12 - Who Was That Blinking Man?

This much awaited and anticipated RAW starts with a recap of Kane's promo on Cena that ended the final RAW of 2011.  They play audio of Kane's speech while showing video of the love of Cena, then into Kane's attacks on Cena since his return with the mask.  Kane gets the fans chanting that Cena sucks (dualing actually) and Cena looks like he's going to vomit all over the stage.  Kane laughs at this.

Music and pyro.

Cena's music and out he comes all smiles and full of energy.  To the camera he says this is Jerry Lawler country.  Cena to the ring.  Cena says 2011 might not have ended his way.  But it's a new day and new year.  He wishes everyone a happy new year.  "You suck!" chants start, all male.  Cena says the new year is a time for celebration and resurrection.  Cena will make some resolutions.  He's going to wear less underwear.  When he does, it will be creative.  His father is banned from WWE TV after the This Is Your Life sketch.  That was worse than the Christmas Creatures debut.  Third comes at WM this year.  After he slaps the face of Rock's neck and win the biggest Match in the history of the WWE, he resolves to prove to Rock that he's lost his lady parts.  What won't change is what hasn't changed in his time in the WWE.  His convictions will stay true and he will be who he has always been.  Words like hustle, loyalty and respect don't fall when faced with fire.  He's often said that a man's character isn't judged by how much he's loved, but by how he's willing to get up when his back is against the wall.  Last week he was a bit emotional, but it wasn't toward any of them.  Even those who disbelieve, they've all paid their hard earned money to be there and he's not one to judge what they say and when they say it, or how loud they want to be.  They've earned the right to do what they want to do.  Mixed reactions from the fans on this.

His disappointment was in Kane.  An iconic WWE Superstar who can't settle it how they settle things in the WWE. You get in the ring, ring the bell and have a Match.  Kane has a problem with what Cena says and does.  He wants Cena to turn his back on all Cena believes in.  no, not tonight, not any night!  He's like every Superstars, love him or hate him, there's no better feeling than being in the ring in front of the fans.  He will continue to enjoy any emotional response he gets.  He starts this year off the way he should, by thanking the fans.  Not just for himself, but for all...

Kane's music cuts Cena off.  Kane says Cena can try to hold off the inevitable all he wants, but Cena will embrace the hate and will personally witness the true power of hate.  Tonight!  Kane's laugh, then fire from all for corners and Cena ducks.  We never see Kane.

The last cryptic video, but very short.  "The end begins tonight."

> Commercial

Daniel Bryan vs Cody Rhodes

Bryan out to the ring, posing on a corner, all excited as Cole rips him apart on announce. Bryan will face Big Show on SD for the strap. Cody comes out to face him, the only heel who wears all white. Cody will face Booker this Friday, defending his IC Title.

They lockup. Knee, then blows to Bryan. Bryan comes back with kicks in a corner. Cody whipped, but gets a foot up. Bryan's arm swung and he's slammed to the mat. Bryan stomped, then for two. Cody flips Bryan with that arm and locks onto that left arm on the mat. Hammer lock, then forearm to the back of Bryan's neck. Bryan hits a high elbow, then blows to Cody. Clothesline to Cody, then Bryan telegraphs and eats a fist. Bryan reverses Cody and sends him flying from the ring. Bryan ran the apron, then flew off onto Cody. Cody rolled in and Bryan climbs. Cody ducks and Bryan lands on his feet. Bryan eats the corner, then beautiful disaster kick to Bryan for two.

Cody slams Bryan to the mat hard. Cody tries again, but Bryan reverses and rolls up Cody for three!

Winner – Bryan

Bryan up on announce to celebrate as Cole complains. Bryan bounces all around in celebration, then squats and looks at his belt dearly at the bottom of the ramp.


Miz was on mic dogging Cena last week, then R-Truth came back and took Miz apart! It ended with the water bottle to Miz's head.

Backstage Segment

Laurinaitis watching the monitor and Miz comes in, as Laurinaitis knew he would. Miz talks about R-Truth last week. Laurinaitis said R-Truth was unprofessional and shouldn't have done that. Miz wants Laurinaitis to take action. Laurinaitis shows video of Miz's attack on R-Truth two months ago. Laurinaitis asks if it rings a bell. Miz says no. Laurinaitis calls Miz scared. Laurinaitis will have people watching to make sure R-Truth doesn't attack Miz, especially during his Match. What Match? Against Sheamus. Miz says he'll be a sitting duck. Laurinaitis says, better than a lame duck!

Miz leaves Laurinaitis' office complaining. After Miz walks by R-Truth comes from the shadows wearing a white shirt and black vest, flaps his arms to the camera and quacks away. Then he turns and leaves.

> Commercial


Promo for the Royal Rumble. 25Th anniversary of the Royal Rumble. Video from 1988 when Hacksaw won.

Wade Barrett vs Santino

Wade out to the ring looking all smug. Video recap of Wade versus Orton last week on SD. They were in the elevator fighting. They fought up in hallways, then to Orton at the bottom of a flight of stairs looking broken. Orton has a herniated disk – according to Cole. No date for his return. Wade is all smiles. He says he didn't want to come out and wish anybody a happy new year. He doesn't care about our new year or our old year. It's been a great 2012 devoid of Orton. He never planned on throwing Orton down the stairs, but it was Orton or him. Orton is another victim of the Barratt barrage. He's over Orton and is going to win the Royal Rumble Match. After what he did to Orton, there isn't a person on the planet who can deny... Santino's music and out he comes. King says Santino is more fun than Angry Birds! Santino goes around the ring at least 5 times, if not more. He says pop quiz hot shot – who lasted longer last year at the Royal Rumble Match? Wade or Santino? Times up, Santino! The Wade Barrett barrage will be run over by the Santino train.

Punches to Santino, then he splits to miss a clothesline, but eats a big boot! Wade had him scouted. Santino whipped, then blows in the corner on him. Santino moves out of Wade's way and sets up for the cobra, but a kick to the ribs. Shoulder first into the corner. Winds of change and Wade gets three.

Winner - Wade

Wade celebrates on a corner. Video of high points of the Match. Wade poses over Santino.

Backstage Segment

The Bellas argue over who's fault it was – Miz or R-Truth. Miz asks if they saw R-Truth. They say no, but saw Little Jimmy! Miz says he's glad ADR got hurt. Miz looks around for R-Truth, then leaves. R-Truth out of the shadows and shushes the camera.

> Commercial

Sheamus vs Miz

Sheamus out to the ring to solid pop. Miz out to face him, carefully looking around for R-Truth.

Miz with a DDT on Sheamus before the bell. Miz ties Sheamus into the ropes, then on him with blows. First only hi left, then Miz tries to lock the right, but Sheamus is free and on Miz through the ropes with forearms. Sheamus on Miz hard and won't stop. Miz over the barrier and to the fans looking very orange.

R-Truth on mic, but where? He says he's in the crowd. Guess who he ran into? Little Jimmy! Miz in a black hoodie. Little Jimmy says he don't like Miz! Ut oh! Little Jimmy says Miz is gonna get got. Miz over the barrier into a brogue kick. Sheamus backs off as R-Truth over the barrier. R-Truth gets a bottle of water from announce and hits Miz with it.

R-Truth back over the barrier talking to himself. Into the crowd and says this Miz weekly beat down was brought to you by Little Jimmy! R-Truth then asks a Beiber looking boy what he, Little Jimmy,has to say to that? After a pause he wishes Miz a happy new year!

Winner - ? Not Miz!

> Commercial

Announce Segment

King points out that everyone online hates Cole. They talk about Punk in the gauntlet last week. Vickie got involved, but then Laurinaitis out and caused Punk the Match while under the guise of throwing out Vickie and Swagger.

Backstage Segment

Josh with Dolph and Vickie. Dolph with his headstand. He asks if Dolph can beat Punk? Dolph says he'll beat Punk as easily as that headstand. Dolph talks down the economy and blames Tennessee. He's a surplus and will win the WWE Champion. Keep their ticket stubs to remember the date he wins.

Backstage Segment

Ryder with Eve talking up their Match last week. Swagger says there's an imposter with a Title. Ryder is confused and says just because their names both end in er, doesn't mean he won't send Swagger to the ER. Laurinaitis comes in and announces himself. He makes a Six Man Tag Elimination Match – Henry, Kane and Swagger against Ryder, Cena and Big Show.

Backstage Segment

Punk heading for the ring.


WWE Championship Match – CM Punk ( c) vs Dolph Ziggler w/ Vickie

Punk out to the ring to huge pop. On the apron Punk sucks up the love from the fans. He poses on a corner, then into the ring. Cole says earlier Punk told him it was just another night at the office. #heel Dolph out with Vickie in tow. In the ring Justin announces both Superstars. Dolph gets some serious heat, but nothing compared to Punk's pop. Chants for Punk as he kisses the belt before handing it over.

They lock up and muscle around until Punk rolls Dolph up for one. Then they roll around on the mat and Punk gets another one. They both jockey for position on the mat until they free up from each other. Chants for Punk. They lock up, blows to Dolph's gut, then back breaker on Dolph for one. Punk with a front facelock, but backed into a corner. Blows on Punk. A blow drops Punk for two. Punk avoids Dolph's elbow drop. Dolph slammed to the mat, then leg drops over and over from Punk. Punk covers for two as Vickie screeches!

Chinlock on Dolph as chants for Punk start again. Dolph pushes out, then eats shoulder block. Flapjack on Punk into a second rope – badly. Punk is holding his face tightly. Dolph gets two, drops an elbow for another two. Chinlock on Punk on the mat. Punk punches out and sends Dolph flying from the ring with a punch. Punk about to fly out of the ring, but Dolph punches Punk as his head comes through the ropes. Dolph then slams Punk hard. Back in the ring Dolph pins for two.


Blows back and forth. Punk gains control, briefly, then Dolph locks on his sleeper. Punk counters and gets two. Both get up slowly as Vickie screeches to Dolph. Dolph runs into a back kick. Again they slowly get up. Punk rushes Dolph and eats a knee, but then hits an almost Orton fast scoop slam! Dolph rolls Punk up for two. Zig-zag from Dolph for a very long two. Again they're slow to get up. Dolph clotheslines Punk in a corner, then flips Punk and slam him badly on his face for two. That was a very bad landing for Punk.

Chants for Punk. Dolph attacks Punk from behind and somehow Punk easily removes the padding in that corner. High knee to Dolph in a corner for two. Punk motions for the GTS, but then Laurinaitis is on the apron. He grabs the padding. Punk for the GTS, but Dolph reverses. Anaconda vice and Dolph taps, but the ref is with Laurinaitis! Dolph rushes Punk, but Punk moves and Dolph slams into Laurinaitis. Punk and Dolph scrabble around and Dolph sends Punk to the ropes as Laurinaitis pulls the rope down and Punk flies outside to the floor.

The ref counts Punk as Laurinaitis shakes his arm and stares at Punk. Punk barely rolls back in at ten, but the ref doesn't see it.

Winner – Dolph via Countout

Dolph celebrates with the strap as Punk glares up the ramp at Laurinaitis. Video of Dolph tapping, then Laurinaitis' involvement in the Match. Dolph is still celebrating. Finally Punk goes after Dolph who flees with the strap into the stands.


Just a tiny clip of the cryptic video.



Royal Rumble Match 1995 – HBK came in number one and won it! Actually Davey Boy Smith was number two and they both lasted until the end.

Divas Tag Match – Bellas vs Eve & Kelly

Bellas out in very low cut – front and back – rubber looking jumpsuits. Eve and Kelly out in orange.

A Bella slaps Kelly on the ass. Kelly comes back with the same. The Bella eats a corner, then stink face. Kelly slammed back, the other Bella tags in. They double team, but Kelly kicks out. Lots of trash talking as Eve tags in. Drop kick to the Bella, then a clothesline. Eve sets up for the standing moonsault, but is distracted. Eve on the Bella, then moonsault from the top, but twin magic and Eve is rolled up for three.

Winners – Bellas

Bellas celebrate on the ramp. Video replay of Eve's beautiful moonsault, then twin magic.

Backstage Segment

Punk into Laurinaitis' office. Punk is pissed about Laurinaitis hiding behind his suit. Laurinaitis says Punk's problem is with Dolph who beat Punk and Punk will face Dolph at the Royal Rumble. The Special Guest Ref will be Laurinaitis. Punk says that Otunga will come in handy if Laurinaitis screws Punk. Punk will be in jail for animal cruelty because Punk's going to beat Laurinaitis like a bitch!



More cryptic video... This is a full length video, but doesn't show us much. Nothing more than any of the others. It is time. The end of the world as we know it is here. Now.

Who is it?

The camera shakes as the fans staring and looking confused. The lights go out and... And the lights stay out, and... "Y2J" chants. Light on the stage. It's lights on Jericho's jacket! His back to the camera, as he should be!

The lights on his jacket looked like a Y, then the lights came up and he turned around. King about has a spaz over it being Jericho! The lights still going on his black jacket with fully silver sparkly arms. He walks around the ring, then poses on the apron as he always has.

Jericho with a hand to his ear to hear the fans chanting Y2J for him. He's all smiles in the ring as his music keeps playing. Out of the ring and he slaps hands around the ring. Hugs for fans, then posing with fans. King asks if we've ever seen Jericho happier?

Jericho grabs a mic, the music stops and the, "Y2J" chants fill the arena. He has a huge smile on his face as he looks out across the fans. They stop and he called for more and yelled, "YAY!" "Y2J" chants FILL the arena! That smile is bigger than I've ever seen from him.

They quiet and he again calls for me. Posing on the corners to get the fans yelling. All four corners, but the fans are getting tired. Out of the ring and he's still yelling. All 'Yay' from Jericho, but the fans are done! #1 trend worldwide! He then points to different parts of the crowd to get them dueling. They come back to loud for this. More chants for him and Jericho is all smiles -still! He's all smiles, puts the mic up, then drops it to yell more. More "Y2J" chants fill and he eggs them on!

Again from the ring and slapping hands all around. "Oh yay!" He grabs a camera from a camera man, but it was attached to the camera man and then Jericho leaves, up to the stage, then the other side of the stage to get pop there. I have never seen such a thing! Suddenly he's getting heat from the fans and leaves. The fans are standing there in shock as Mr. Smiles walked out on them. The fastest return/heel turn in history?


Six Man Tag Elimination Match - Big Show & Zack Ryder & Cena vs Henry & Swagger & Kane

Big Show out to the ring slapping hands and meaning it. Ryder out to the ring to some pop, but I think the fans are tired out after Jericho. Cena out to join them. Henry out to the ring. Is he really cleared to wrestle? Swagger out to join Henry. Fire erupts and there's no Kane! The lights come up and no one knows where he is. Out comes Otunga, mic in hand. Into the ring he talks to the ref and Justin. Otunga leaves the ring and it's announced that Kane is not participating and it's a Handicap Match.

Cena and Swagger lock up. Side headlock on Cena. Shoulder block to Cena. Hip toss on Swagger. Swagger slammed, then an elbow drop on Swagger for two. Swagger whipped, then into a sck for two. Front facelock on Swagger through the dueling chants. Cena telegraphs and is kicked in the face for it.


Cena whipped by Swagger, then splashed on the mat for two. Front facelock on Cena. Cena muscles free and suplexes out. Cena tags in Big Show. Clotheslines on Swagger, then he's whipped and back splashed by Big Show. Clothesline, but then Swagger tags out. Henry is the legal man, guess he's been cleared. They get together talking smack. They exchange blows. Head butts to Henry then a shoulder block drops Henry. Henry flees and grabs a chair. Big Show punches the chair, then hits Henry with the chair. Cena is yelling at Big Show.

Eliminated – Big Show & Henry

Ryder on Swagger with clotheslines. Ryder whipped but gets his knees up. Ryder hits his broski boot on Swagger. Swagger counters Ryder with a power bomb, then ankle lock. Ryder tries to get to Cena and does!

Cena in with clotheslines, then a back slam. Cena calls for and hits the 5 knuckle shuffle. Swagger up and eats an AA for three.

Winners – Cena & Ryder

Cena celebrates, then checks on Ryder. Fire! Cena stomps up the ramp ready for Kane. Kane rises through the ring and attacks Ryder. Kane attacks Cena through the ropes. Kane out and puts than hand over Cena's mouth and nose again. Cena is out on the floor at the bottom of the ramp. Kane takes hold of Cena's leg, but then drops it as he looks in at Ryder. Kane into the ring looking down at Ryder. Ryder tries to flee, but Kane grabs his ankle. Kane pulls Ryder back to the hole. Kane into the hole and drags Ryder down in... Cena rushes in and grabs Ryder and pulls him from the hole. Cena and Ryder in the far corner talking, Cena checking on Ryder.

HUGE fire erupts from the hole in the ring that makes Cena and Ryder cower back. The final shot is Cena's face with a look of fear playing across it as he stares at the hole.

Biggest pop


biggest heat

Dolph w/ Vickie

Most mixed


Biggest excitement & screwjob

Chris Jericho!

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  • Nick

    so much for Punk/Dolph first match of the night!

    • Patrick_Peralta

      Johnny Ace ruined it from what I read of Kendra's blog.

  • mark3man

    Anybody else thinks that made Bryan look really really week?

    • Big D

      It would've if he had lost. This was a tough match to book, and I'm not against how they did it.

    • Nameless one

      I thoguht it did slightly, but most people probably forgot after he won. Yet again though daniel bryan’s win turned into the michael cole show.

    • Bryan

      They needed to book a finish where neither Rhodes or Bryan looked weak. I think they did that.

  • hurrigame

    The end is here!!!!!!

  • Kleck

    Johnny Ace gives us more horrific acting…

  • mark3man

    Weak….stupid predictive typing

  • joshywrestler

    Cm punk ziggler match will be main event because Jericho will return to challenge him

    • lukey

      Cool story bro

      • Martin wright

        No 100% it is gonna happen right now 60minutes or there abouts always something good on raw check any old recordings it’s gonna happen now if cm pinks match is now then Jericho it is

    • TETO


    • Guest

      Yes, but you are WRONG!

    • Yeah I agree with u y2j made a huge return and he will be the main event this spring

  • infamous743

    Could brodus clay be held off again?

    • Logan_Walker

      It could happen 2.1.12 promo in the next 30 mins ?>

    • Martin wright

      Yes haha

    • squigee

      nah. he might cost punk the title which could happen, or maybe y2j. lets just wait for it bro.

    • Nick I.

      The more theshow goes on the more I fear it begins is Brodus clay…

    • Guest


  • H.M.

    Punk/Ziggler halfway through the show? No wonder people tune out near the end of the show. High profile matches now happen HALFWAY through the show, rather than where they should be…you know…the main event?


  • snuggle

    Batistareturns tonight or kimbo slice

  • snuggle

    Batista returns tonight or kimbo slice.

  • Joe

    Really hoping these cryptic videos aren’t for Brodus Clay

  • wilmrunnerncsu

    I like punk and all but I wanna see Dolph with the title and a chance to run with it. Go #HEEL

  • Trever

    I thought titles can’t change on a count out?

  • JackBo

    OMG!!! he is here :))))))) that rules out stephanie mcmahon!

  • Ricardo

    Hold on hold on, it was not made clear that Ziggler was WWE champion, the ring announcer just said, 'winner via count out dolf ziggler' there was no mention of him being the new WWE Champion ??

  • Big D


  • EvilKevyn

    Ziggler, your next WWE champion. At the Rumble I mean.

  • mark3man


  • Ricardo


  • Logan_Walker


    • Patrick


  • Kleck

    Welcome Back Y2J!

  • Guest

    OMJericho! Get outta town! Kinda mad not Taker. Still satisfied, though.

    • Adam

      Don't worry after the Kane Cena feud Cena will move on to The Rock and Taker will face Kane. Simples 😉

  • alex

    I’m happy he is back but I don’t like how WWe did it

    • Adam

      Agreed, we all know Jericho is a master at playing the face or heel but that return was piss poor. I suppose their plan worked as I will be tuning in next week!

  • Redrum Vasquez

    Who didn’t know it was Jericho?

  • Martin wright

    Wow Jericho was a bit of a let down

  • Me.

    Worst kept secret … ever?

    • Adam

      Yes but it wasn't WWE's fault. If Jericho kept his mouth shut and didn't make so many comments on Twitter, less people would have suspected him. Those promos were excellent.

  • Arav

    ok, um, what?

  • sethpac_00

    So, when they say its the end of the world as we know it, they mean Jericho is a 1980s annoying over the top babyface?

  • Violet09

    Wtf was that… What a time waster… Pathetic

  • Steve


  • Nick I.

    Weird that he paraded around the ring like a winnepeg idiot for 15 minutes after those creepy videos

  • Steve

    …………………Yeah………………..come on baby!………………

  • CaliburUK

    What the hell just happened?

  • Nick I.

    Weird that he paraded around the ring like a winnepeg jackass for 15 minutes after those creepy videos

  • mark3man

    Think that was a swerve. Why did he not speak, he just ran around like the town drunk. I think Y2J is playing with us again, i dont think the vids are his. I am most prob. wrong but i thunk that was VKM and Y2J playing with the internet fans IMO.

    • steven

      i agree with you there i think the videos are meaning the brothers of destruction areback

  • Jagsman

    typical wwe make a huge hype for a big let down albeit it could have been sarcasm

  • noah

    y2j was high and trolled us

  • LeftyTosser

    If Jericho is the whole purpose of this build-up it is a total waste. Good performer, but certainly not the shining star that Vince needs right now.

  • CaliburUK

    What in the world just happened?

  • Scottyo614

    Um that was weird. Words woulda been nice

  • guest

    Sorry but that was a waste!

  • Ricardo

    Who is disliking the fact that Chris Jericho is back, or is he? show is not finished yet, am expecting someone else to return (Hopefully)

  • David

    That was the worse return to WWE TV ever, I hope WWE stock lose 50%, I hope every single writer gets fired and I hope Jericho leaves just as quickly as he came back. I have been a wrestling fan my whole life and WWE has been lackluster for the last 3+ years and as soon a something sparks an interest such as a hyped return they bury it just as quick. No Countdown, no build up no follow through. Color me disappointed.

    • David

      The only thing I can see all of this making sense is Jericho coming out and giving the code breaker to Cena.

  • Jay


    Yeah, I know I'm like the only Clay fan, but come on! I'm tired of the false advertising!

  • Matt

    Jericho is back good for him but bad promo, after weeks of cryptic videos and that is the extent of his return?

  • Ricardo

    Who is disliking the fact that Chris Jericho is back, or is he? show is not finished yet, am expecting someone else to return (Hopefully)

  • Luke

    I hope there is someone else returning
    If not, millions of VKM’s fans will be dissapointed

    • Nameless one

      WOW i didn’t know he had so many fans.

  • steven

    i dont believe those videos are jerichos i think its somebody else

  • Ricardo

    Who is the other person in the cryptic????????

  • Silver

    Jericho being weird, handicap main event in favor of the faces? Something swervy this way comes…

  • jake

    Jericho's return is obviously leading to something. Clearly they wanted to him to come back as a heel but there is almost nothing they could do to get the crowd to boo him this early. So they make him a so over the top babyface that the crowd instantly turns on him without Jericho saying a word. Kind of brilliant actually. Once the boos are more prominent, he'll tone it down and will be right where they wanted him to be.

    • H.M.

      That's what I'm trying to say . I can see how the fans are disappointed but let's look at the big picture. I'll hold my breath until next week.

    • JackBo

      I really didnt think of that. You genius!

  • Sean Atkins

    Well…. I have no idea what the *uc* just happened.

  • y2j

    jericho is a genius. the whole point of his segment was to piss off the fans. make them look stupid for cheering him on when he told him to and piss of the internet fans cause they were expecting a great return. he'll cut a heel promo next week calling the fans sheep and a bunch of ingrates. stephanie mcmahon will be by jerichos side soon to go after cm punk's wwe title

    • Adam

      True my friend, Jericho is a master at manipulating the fans. He'll probably use one of those gimmicks where he gains heat by saying he's with the fans e.g. CM Punk and his 'I'm here to save you' gimmick.

    • Thomas H.

      If this was a way to get Chris Jericho over as a heel, then it worked. However, after all those intrigueing videos back in November, people were expecting something interesting but instead, it blown into proportion. If this is a way for Jericho to get over as a heel, then he has several people legitamentaly pissed off towards him.

  • mark3man

    Biggest dissapointment ever…

  • ali

    today show was disappointment.. first jericho came but didnt say a single world and no brodus clay ONCE AGAIN

    • smoothjj

      wtf is up with the brodus clay lovers? he sucks, his promos are pretty crappy, and I have yet to see a quality match from him, including fcw time.

      • MonsterMike42

        I think it may be more, we're tired of hearing "Brodus Clay returns next week" only to hear he'll show up the next week. over and over again. By the time he re-debuts, no one will care.

  • CTD

    worst raw this year! was just terrible not worth watching

    • 5432

      well its the ONLY raw of the year!

  • Nick I.

    One: Jericho has to have something planned. Because other than the first ten seconds of his return it was the worst ten minutes of the show. He was the ” lame duck” lol
    Two: no brodus clay again I actually want to see what they have planned for him
    Three: no Beth Phoenix and divas of doom seem to be finished

  • steve2

    Hooray for kane and his magic powers!

  • Adam

    One thing I will give WWE credit for is those promos. Fantastic they were!

  • Thomas H.

    Well that was a let down. WWE started off their first Raw of 2012 with that? Since November, everyone was excited to see who was coming in 01/02/12, and after all that hype, they didn't let Jericho say a thing. Then there was the WWE Championship match, but they let it end via count-out. I would of preferred a title change or CM Punk retaining his title by pin-fall of submission. Also, when is Brodus Clay going to debut? Tonight's Raw was a letdown, and I am not looking forward to next week.

  • LeftyTosser

    Whoever the current writers are in the creative area are certainly aware of how to get folks interested. Unfortunately the drop the ball after the interest is peaked. This amount of buildup for Jericho is stupid unless it was the only way to get him to sign. At the same time it did peak ratings for a week. Next week they will be back down and stay there until VKM pulls his head out of his butt and starts booking talent in the right manner. WWE is quickly becoming boring and that is not good for the industry in general.

  • Barb

    Two things. One Jericho's jacket was hideous and number two really cool cryptic videos for what? Nothing. Jericho's return doesn't explain anything. Crap. Just plain bullcrap. Tryying to stay TV-PG here!!!!

  • Terra Ryzing

    I don't understand why everyone is saying that Y2J's return was a fail. I think that was the quickest way to turn him heel, which I'm sure will be explained next week.

  • Terra Ryzing

    Am I the only one that couldn't care less about Brodus Clay re-debuting?

    • Jason from Australia

      Brodus who?

  • Darren

    That was one of the work Raws in a long time. First Cena’s typical corny comical with bad lames jokes. Then him babbling on about how he’s not changing wwe it’s this is way past old. Back stage stegment with the Miz being afraid of R-truth chicken thing R-truth was doing. Why did King as Micheal Cole did he have any Idea is was Jericho and Cole said no. Come on even Sarah Palin knew it was Jericho. What’s up with Jericho wearing those tight jeans and that Christmas tree Jacket. Simply put that Raw show was tna-ish.

  • t0m

    I knew it was y2j still he comes out says one word leaves letdown

  • Chris jericho screwed up last night he start pointing at random people and left he never talked

  • Michael

    calling JERICHO vs PUNK WM28

  • Deioveon

    u meant truth in a black sweater

  • drhaase

    Chris Jericho….what a legend

  • mathew30

    the boos werent for the heel,it was becuase the fans didnt think what was happening was worth all the promos

  • Gopi

    wrestling fans don’t want jericho back….please!I think Video is for someone else.

  • Chapel Of Ghouls

    1.) 10 years in WWE? That's pretty big. Cena talked good stuff, all nice and humble, but I'm wondering when Cena and Kane will wrestle. Suggestion: Royal Rumble.

    2.) Justin Roberts didn't say "World Champion," but "World Heavyweight Champion." That's interesting, because when Rey won the title, he barely was called "World Heavyweight Champion." Great match between Rhodes and Bryan. If anyone can cleanly pin Rhodes, is the world heavyweight champion. Inside cradle no less, doesn't hurt either man, both men have bigger matches on SmackDown.

    3.) Miz and John Laurinaitis had a good segment. Ace tried to be funny, and he was so bad, it was funny. Strange, and then Truth got on the camera when Miz was gone and pretended to be a duck. Well Truth isn't a quack.

    4.) Amidst the 1/2/12 buzz, I won't forget the Rumble is in a few weeks, and Barrett made me look to it. He actually is a top candidate to win the Rumble. I can see him and D-Bryan for the world title. At Wrestlemania? It can happen. Santino was funny, Barrett had a great promo, Santino got squashed. Can't expect anything else.

    5.) The Bellas saw Lil Jimmy? Good one. Miz can take the most Irish Hand Grenades of all time, holy cow, that was relentless. Miz started the match on the attack, but Sheamus took over, and then Truth came from the crowd. Miz got GOT. By Truth, Miz, and the water bottle of doom. I drink nothing but bottled water nowadays, so it's nice to see it getting attention. The attention only Monday Night RAW can provide. I have to know if that kid he talked to was actually named Jimmy.

    6.) Wow. Ziggler has to get the mic more. A handstand, a promo, and Vickie just stood there. That's great, he doesn't need Vickie doing the talking, and he showed he can gain heat with his mouth, by himself. I love it. He's a great wrestler, so good, he has the right to show it off.

    7.) Ryder and Swagger feuding for the title, that's a great idea. Some funny stuff, but wait, the WWE title isn't main eventing the show? Oh boy, and a six man is? I'm not too big on that, Ziggler and Punk can main event a show, anywhere in the world. Booker T said that himself in commentary.

    8.) Great match, but now knowing the finish, changed my mind on it main eventing. It gives a finish that begs for a rematch, hopefully at the Royal Rumble. Countout, with something accidental due to Johnny Ace interfering, again, this time for a turnbuckle. I get it, and Ziggler once again walks away with the title, even though he didn't officially win it. A feud is brooding, and Ace is a big part of it. The match featured awesome mat work between Ziggler and Punk. While Punk is always amazing in the ring, Ziggler really stepped it up, using a stuff like a hangman's neckbreaker from outside the ring. Sweet. Also, a nasty flapjack to Punk on the middle rope. Looked like he could've lost an ear. Hm.

    9.) A lot of booty shaking, and a divas match. Bellas using twin magic, win, meh.

    10.) Yes! Royal Rumble WWE title match, with Johnny Ace as special guest referee. Punk dropped a curse word off PG. For shame!

    11.) And here I thought the reveal would be the close of the show, and it's before it. And it's Jericho! Shock? A good deal. Excited? An even bigger deal. Although what's with the jacket? I know he's a rockstar, but this is ridiculous. Man it took a long time for him to say something, soaking all the emotion in the building. I thought of if the the main event is even going to happen. He didn't even talk. Shock, awe, wonderment. I'm intrigued.

    12.) I thought Otunga was going to inform that Henry was being removed, he's injured. Henry didn't do much, but watching him in pain made me think it's real. Not a good feeling. I thought Ryder was going to tap to Swagger, but didn't and tagged Cena, and Cena finished it all. Well Ryder got another main event slot, good for him. Kane came from beneath the ring and knocked Ryder down. Nice! Another suffocation. Kane was about to take Kane to Hell, but Cena saved him. Honestly, that was cute, I actually smiled at that. However, to end on a scary note, fire exploded from that hole. Oh boy.

    Where's Brodus Clay?

  • TAHowardRocks

    It was nice to see Chris Jericho in a WWE ring once again.

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