RAW Results 2/20/12 – Wade Injured In Battle Royal

This post Elimination Chamber RAW starts with a video recap of the Cena and Kane feud, including Eve kissing Cena and Ryder being tossed off the side of the stage and taken away in an ambulance.

Eve is chatting up the Bellas, all smiles. They think Ryder is a great guy, but Eve laughs maniacally. She says it was a good one. She says she and Ryder weren’t friends, she was using him. People all over the world are talking about her. He didn’t even get to second base. The Bellas are shocked. Eve said people use each other and she has the big fish hooked. The way she used Ryder, she’s using Cena. She’s going to find Cena now. They’re going to film her walking into Cena’s locker room. She turns right into Cena’s chest. He looks down on her and leaves. Eve is almost in tears.

Music and pyro.

In Ring Segment

Cena’s music and out he comes. He says it’s hot in there to the cameraman, then salutes and to the ring. Stills from his match last night with Kane. Kane taking an AA from the ambulance. It sounds like they changed his music up a bit, a little more thug.

Eve comes down the ramp in tears trying to talk to Cena, wanting to explain. Huge heat from the fans. She says it was taken out of context. Give her a second. It was totally taken out of context. Cena tells her to speak up, but she’s been talking quite a bit. She wants to explain. He wants to give the Cliff Notes version. Eve has been sipping the skank juice and use her assets to push her career. She says they’ve been friends for a long time. Cena says he lost a broski for a hoski. “Hoski!” chants.

Eve flips out that she wants to explain. She says they were just joking around. Cena tells her to not waste her time with him, hold out for the bigger fish, the Rock. She’s totally disingenuous, ego maniacally self centered, and will use anybody to get whatever she wants. They’re perfect for each other, both scandalous bitches! Fans don’t like Rocky being called that.

Eve crumbles to her knees in tears as the “Hoski!” chants come back. Eve bawls and wimpers. Cena over to him and she about climbs up him and holds him around the neck trying to get to his lips. Cena grabs a mic as refs grab Eve. Cena says he’s disease free and plans on staying that way. Eve is bawling again as Cena leaves the ring. The refs and suit are in the ring as she’s falling and wailing. The tears are running and she’s about to fall out of her dress from all angles. “Hoski!” chants are audible. They get her to her feet, then out under the ropes while the nastiness and chants are all for her. Up the ramp and out with a ref on each side.

Video

Taker – every story has an ending and Taker will end Trip’s tonight.

>Commercial

Sheamus vs Mark Henry

Justin announces Sheamus with his Royal Rumble Match win and how he’s facing D-Bry at WrestleMania. Henry out looking cranky, as usual.

They lock up, Sheamus backed into a corner, Henry pulled back. Blows on Sheamus, but he gets free. Blows to Sheamus, then into a clothesline. Henry shakes his head, pissed. Chop block, then high knee to Henry. Sheamus whipped, but gets his feet up. Sheamus up and hits a flying shoulder for two. Forearms to Henry through the ropes, but Henry fights back. Big blow to Sheamus’ upper back.

Sheamus whipped, then clotheslined in the corner. Shoulder blocks to Sheamus in the corner. Sheamus ducks a blow and on Henry in the corner. Back and forth, then Sheamus really on Henry with blows. Fans cheer for Sheamus as the ref checks Henry. Brogue kick is missed, then Henry sets up for the world’s strongest slam, but Sheamus gets free and hits his brogue kick for three.

Winner – Sheamus

Shea celebrates and video of the high points of the match.

Backstage Segment

Laurinaitis is going on about how people are talking about the Elimination Chamber, not the matches, but about him, Mr. Excitement, to Otunga. Long comes in and Laurinaitis tells him to make himself at home. Long isn’t at home,if he was,then he wouldn’t hang out with them. Laurinaitis says the Smackdown GM thing came form Otunga. Laurinaitis had no idea that ADR, Henry or Christian would come out and lend their support. Felt good and he liked it. Long says he agrees that one should be running both, but let’s see who the ‘Universe’ can do a better job.

Laurinaitis doesn’t care what the fans think, just what the Board of Directors thinks. Laurinaitis says he’s so much taller than Long. Long asks Laurinaitis if he knows what compost is? It’s a stack of manure and he didn’t know they could stack it that high. Laurinaitis says Long’s match, Sheamus versus Henry, was good, but his is better. They’re having a Ten Man Battle Royal to see who will be facing Punk at WrestleMania. Long says he has his five, as Laurinaitis has his. Otunga asks if Long thinks his Smackdown is better than RAW. Long says the whole Smackdown roster is better than Otunga. Laurinaitis says Otunga will face anyone off the Smackdown roster tonight? Long agrees, then asks Otunga what’s up with that bow tie? He looks like PeeWee Herman’s fairy godmama. The fans love that.

>Commercial

Promo

They say Rocky will be live on RAW!

R-Truth & Kofi vs Primo & Epico w/ Rosa

R-Truth out, stops and looks around as he comes onto the stage. He slaps some hands on his way to the ring. Kofi out, does he normally get that much pyro? Kofi sells his injuries from last night. The Colons out with their manager/valet.

R-Truth and Epico lock up. Shoulder block to Epico, then a clothesline! R-Truth gets one from it. R-Truth telegraphs and is kicked, but then comes back by ducking a clothesline and hitting one of his own. Primo got the blind tag, R-Truth didn’t see it until Primo was on him with blows.rtr choked in the ropes, then Primo lands on his back in the ropes. Drop top hold on R-Truth, then cheap shot on Kofi. Body drop on Primo, then Kofi tags in. Kofi off the top, then on Primo with two handed clotheslines. A final high clothesline, then a boom drop on Primo.

Rosa on the apron distracts the ref. Epico in and sent over, then hangs Kofi up top. R-Truth takes out Epico outside. Primo on Kofi, but Kofi counters the stabber and hits trouble in paradise for three.

Winner – Kofi & R-Truth

The Colons and Rosa yell in at R-Truth and Kofi who are celebrating their win.

>Commercial

Video

Ron Simmons is being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. A beautiful video for the man who did so much for the WWE and the wrestling industry. He was the first African American World Heavyweight Champion! During the AE, he tagged with JBL to be the APA. Money and beer were great currency of the day. Simmons returned later with one word… DAMN!

Announce Segment

King and Cole talk up Simmons, then show video of Jericho getting knocked out of the Elimination Chamber with a kick to his head from Punk, then he was deemed unable to continue the match.

Backstage Segment

Josh is with Jericho who is pissed! Josh says Jericho wasn’t technically eliminated from the… Jericho on him for the technically word and how last night was a travesty of justice. The rules of the Elimination Chamber clearly state that you must be pinned or submit. He pinned Dolph, then submitted Kofi, but then a cheap shot to the head from Punk and he wakes up in the trainer’s room deemed unable to continue. It’s unfair. He wasn’t eliminated from the chamber. Unfair. What kind of Champion is Punk to allow that to stand? A man with no conviction, no heart, a man who does not believe in what he says. Jericho is the best in the world at everything he does and believes that with every fiber of his being. He knows it. He is it! Tonight is the end of the world as we know it and everyone in that battle royal will feel it and Punk will know it to be true.

>Commercial

Otunga w/ Laurinaitis vs Ezekiel Jackson

Otunga is announced as a graduate of Harvard Law School. Cole talks up Laurinaitis coming out to support Otunga. Long out with Zeke.

They circle, then Zeke throws Otunga back to the mat. Otunga at Zeke, but shoulder blocked to the mat. Huge blows to Otunga in a corner. Ref backs Zeke off and as Zeke returns Otunga kicks him in the knee. Clothesline to Zeke, then forearms to Zeke’s chest. Chinlock on Otunga. Laurinaitis texts ringside. Zeke comes back with a clothesline, then two big clotheslines in a corner. Otunga whipped, but moves and Zeke eats corner. Spinebuster on Zeke for three.

Winner – Otunga

Long to check on Zeke as Laurinaitis mocks Long and Zeke, then raises Otunga’s hand as Cole acts like a kiss butt and a moron falling all over Laurinaitis.

Announce Segment

Cole talks about Trip not wanting to face Taker at WrestleMania. To the video of HBK getting on his best friend’s case about not facing Taker. They got a little hot under the collar and pissy at each other, then Trip said he doesn’t want to end Taker.

Backstage Segment

All we can see is Taker’s feet, the bottom of his trench as he heads through a hall, heading for the ring.

>Commercial

In Ring Segment

Taker out to the ring, not wearing his normal wide brimmed hat, but a hood, with small studs around the edge, that is attached to his sleeveless trench. “Taker!” chants fill the arena. He says for nearly a year, every passing moment of every passing day, he has lived the memory of the beating he took at the hands of Trip last year at WrestleMania. A lone fan yells, “You suck!” It has been a living hell. Not a physical hell, because the wounds have all healed. It’s been a hell of uncertainty. An uncertainty that he can no longer bear. So three weeks ago he challenged Trip for one more match at WrestleMania. To end the uncertainty forever. Never in his wildest nightmares would he expect the answer he got. Trip said no. See Hunter, you missed the point, the choice was not yours to make. This has to come to an end. They are on the verge of apocalypse. The apocalypse of an era of wrestling. They, whether they like it or not, are a last of their kind.

Taker pauses here. So the suit, the tie, all the corporate liabilities are just layers to cover up who Trip really is. They have to end the uncertainty. That same lone fan yells, “Retire!” This is something Trip cannot lie to himself about. He can like to Shawn about, but will not lie to Taker. He will come out and look Taker in the eyes. Taker pauses.

Taker says this is far bigger than them. It is, and he repeats, the apocalypse.

Triple H’s music hits and he comes out in a black suit with muted pinstripe, white shirt, and muted purple tie that might be a red and blue pattern mingling together. Trip gets in the ring and it goes right back to ‘Taker’s lighting.’

Trip looks at Taker who looks back at him. Trip says three weeks ago Taker issued a challenge. He looked Taker in the eye and what he saw-

“SHUT UP!” Taker tells Trip to save his pity, he doesn’t need it. What is pitiful is Trip’s excuses not to do this. Trip gets it, understands why he wants to do this. It is the end of an era, they’re the last two of their kind. He gets it, but their fate isn’t to end it. Their fate is to ensure it carries on. His fate is to make sure the WWE exists in the future. Taker’s fate is been what it’s always been, to be a leader, to carry that torch for the next generation. To carry that torch and lead the way. Trip won’t be the one to extinguish that flame. It’s bad for business.

Trip turns to leave, but Taker say, “Hey, businessman…” Taker wants Trip to make this clear for him as it’s been bothering him. Is it bad for business because Taker will be gone? Or bad for business because Trip will be gone?

Trip stares at Taker, then almost speaks a couple times. Finally said it’s just plain bad for business, Deadman. Here’s the thing, he gets it. While Taker’s spent the year in a supposed uncertainty, Trip has never been more certain of anything in his life. And he thinks, quite honestly, that if Taker looks inside himself, he’s certain of it too. Taker’s not asking Trip for redemption, salvation or a chance at vengeance, Taker’s asking Trip for an end. That one lone fan yells, “This sucks! This sucks!” To beat Taker, he has to finish him. Deep down that’s what Taker wants, isn’t it? He wants Trip to put an end to it. He won’t do it. He won’t finish it.

Trip starts to leave and gets through the ropes when Taker starts talking. Taker says Trip can put whatever spin he wants on it, but at the end of the day when Trip looks in the mirror, all he will see is a coward. Trip stands with one foot on the apron, his leg outside of the second rope, but this brings him back into the ring.

Trip paces around the ring as the fans get hot. He says he’s sick to death of this coward thing! Trip right in Taker’s face. Taker wants coward? Trip stops, calms down and tells Taker he sees what Taker’s trying to do and it won’t work. He’s sorry, but the answer is no. Trip leaves the ring, but still has his mic in hand.

Taker tells Hunter he’s figured this out. The camera angle is looking up at Taker in the center of the ring, from the corner that’s to the left of announce. Over Taker’s shoulder, up on the tron shows Trip’s face, head slightly down with a spotlight only on him. Below the tron Trip can be seen on the ramp with the spotlight on him. Powerful image on the screen! Taker says Trip knows he can’t do what HBK couldn’t do. Because Trip knows HBK was always better than Trip. Trip thinks on this, just stands there thinking. “HBK!” chants.

Trip removes his jacket and drops it. Trip removes his tie and drops it. The top buttons are undone, half of his collar pointing up. Trip stalks to the ring, up on the apron and briefly stares at Taker before getting into the ring. Trip is seething, nostrils flaring, body shaking as he stares at Taker.

“You think this has anything to do with Shawn and who’s better? It has nothing to do with it. Shawn couldn’t get the job done, and I know damn well that I can! I can do what Shawn couldn’t do! I can finish it! I know it! You know it!” Taker just stares as the fans chant, “Prove it!” Trip says Taker thinks that suit and tie cover up layers of who Trip is? Well the layers are gone! He’s standing before Taker and stares him in the eye and is more certain than he ever was before. Taker wants this? Taker wants WrestleMania? Taker wants all this to come to a head? Taker wants and end? “You’ve got it!”

Trip paces some more, then back looking up at Taker. Trip says one more thing, they do it, they go all the way! No return. No uncertainty. No excuses. The streak ends. The era ends. Taker gets his end. They do this, they go all the way. Trip will face Taker at WrestleMania under one condition. Hell In A Cell! The fans go wild!

Taker slightly smiles and lightly slaps Trip on the shoulder and leaves the ring. Trip is left in the ring seething. Taker to the stage, then turns and looks over his shoulder at Trip standing in the ring with the WrestleMania over his head. Trip is still seething. Taker turns and leaves.

>Commercial

Slam of The Week -

Stills of Big Show breaking into D-Bry’s pod last night and beat him down. Later Big Show sent D-Bry through the side of an empty pod.

D-Bry vs Santino

D-Bry out to the ring as excited as the first moment he won the World Heavyweight Championship. D-Bry will face Sheamus at WrestleMania. D-Bry grabs a mic and says based on his accomplishments, everyone considers him a role model. He defeated five men inside the Elimination Chamber and is still World Heavyweight Championship! Yes! Yes! Yes! Santino out to face him.

Santino ducks D-Bry, then on his with blows. D-Bry on Santino with a kick and an upper cut. It sounds like the entire arena is chanting for Santino. Santino backed into a corner, then whipped to the opposite corner, but Santino floats over. Hip toss to D-Bry, but not his best, D-Bry looked a half a step behind, or he didn’t push off enough. It wasn’t horrible, just not the prettiest I’ve seen and I really expect more from D-Bry than most.

Santino pulls out the cobra, but D-Bry from behind with a forearm. D-Bry sets up for a suplex, but Santino lands on his feet and rolls D-Bry up with a school boy for a long two. D-Bry manages to lock on his la bell lock. Santino tries for the ropes, but then has to tap out.

Winner – D-Bry

Cole is all confused about Smackdown being live tomorrow, but gets the words out and tells us that D-Bry will face Punk tomorrow on the Special Live Smackdown!

>Commercial

Bellas vs Kelly & Aksana

All are in the ring and ready to start the match. Kelly hits a bulldog on a Bella. Tags in Aksana and they both choke her with their feet. The Bella slams Aksana back to the mat by her hair. Snap mare to Aksana. The Bella talks smack, but is then tripped off her feet. Nikki is kicked, then slammed to the mat. Aksana hits whatt I think was supposed to be an elbow drop for two. Aksana slammed into the bottom rope as the ref is distracted by Kelly and Brie comes in to roll Aksana up for three without a tag.

Winners – Bellas

The Bellas celebrate twin magic as Kelly checks on Aksana. Video of the twin switch.

Backstage Segment

Cena heading for the ring.

>Commercial

In Ring Segment

Cena is in the ring, his music playing, but he didn’t get a second full entrance. He says it’s cold outside, but about to get hot in there. Before he was distracted by the skank-a-potamus, he was out to talk about WrestleMania, the Rock. Cena is getting little to no reaction, good or bad. He says the guy who isn’t here this week, but will be there next week to address Cena. Finally a “Rocky” chant starts, but it takes quite a pause for it to start. He used to love that chant. It’s hard for Cena to even call him the Rock now. He used to love that chant, but then he morphed into Dwayne and became a disciple of Team Film It. (It sounded like Team Filmet, no spaces between his words.) Still virtually no reaction for Cena or Rocky’s name.

Dwayne is no longer the People’s Champion, he’s now a Champion with people. He has an entourage. Brian writes all his joke. Hiram, the guy he has to talk to, to even get close to the guy to get close to Dwayne. A crackpot troupe of rent-a-cops to make sure no one messes up that million dollar smile. Some heat for Cena, but very little. He’s supposed to say he looks forward to WrestleMania because he respects the Rock, but he doesn’t. Some serious heat now. He respects Dwayne Johnson for what he’s done, multiple, multiple #1 box office hits.

He convinced the WWE ‘Universe’ that Cena has a man-gina. And he can make his boobs bounce. Through all that comedy schtick, he has a legitimate beef with Dwayne Johnson. It’s been the same problem he’s had for seven years. Next week Rocky should show up, raise an eyebrow, hold the millions in the palm of his hand like only he can, then kick it back to Hollywood.

Cena has news for us, that’s exactly what will happen. Dwayne, this is not a movie promotion for Cena. For those who saw the Reunion, there won’t be a Reunion 2. For those who begged to watch 12 Rounds, halfway through they said, meh, should over gone three rounds, tops. The thing he’s most proud of, always made him sleep at night, he always showed up and never left.

When it comes down to Dwayne, when he got into the bright lights, he was out of the WWE faster than Cena could say, Rocky, don’t go! A year ago he came back. Finally the Rock has come home and is never leaving again, then he left, again. Mixed reaction from the fans. Cena says VKM will probably fine him for saying this, but the only reason Rocky came back then was to promote Fast 5 and start his Twitter account! Even more reaction – still mixed.

April 1st means everything to him because he’s fighting for every person behind that curtain who’s dream it was to be in that ring. He’s fighting for every person who’s dream was to be a WWE Superstar and stay a WWE Superstar. He’s fighting for, Cena looks up the ramp and says he’s sorry, a professional wrestler! Some pop for Cena. You know what the greatest thing about April 1st, it’s April 9th when Cena’s on RAW and Dwayne is on a movie set drinking a mai tai. He wants us to enjoy this. 41 days to WrestleMania, enjoy the ride. Cena will always be there, will have kill Cena to beat him. The headline will read that Cena defeats Rocky in his hometown, Miami, Florida, WrestleMania28! “See you next week movie star!” Cena blows a kiss, flips the mic and leaves.

>Commercial

10 Man Battle Royal for #1 Contender for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania

Punk out with his blazer on, guess he’s going to announce! Tan blazer over his ring gear. Just as he gets there he sees a blonde girl, probably a teen, wearing a Punk t-shirt. He goes over and shakes her hand and she blushes, grins and looks at Punk in absolute awe. King tells Punk that Cole told him that was Punk’s commentator jacket, King thought there was a new dress code. Punk says it’s 100% camel fur, or something. Punk is all up in Cole’s business and hitting every comment perfectly.

Big Show, then Cody Rhodes, then R-Truth out to the ring individually, to their own music. Dolph out with Vickie as Punk plays with the Cole action figure. Wade, then Khali, then Miz to the ring. Kofi, then Santino with his elbow taped to sell the la bell lock from earlier. The lights go out, then pyro and Jericho out in his blinking jacket as Punk sings about Light Bright. Cole says Punk’s jealous and asks where his jacket came from. Punk said thrift store. He buys most of his clothes at thrift stores. Jericho stares over at Punk.

The bell and they all start to fight. Wade on Jericho, then on Kofi as Jericho goes after Dolph. Khali and Big Show fight in a corner. Dolph is wearing his new t-shirt so it hangs over his bum and down his backside. It’s bright pink and says, “It’s not showing off” in bright blue letters. Then everyone over trying to gets Big Show and Khali out. Big Show gets free and helps the rest eliminate Khali.

Eliminated – Khali

Khali sits on the floor looking confused about what happened.

>Commercial

“Quiet stupid, we’re live on Monday Night RAW…” yells over Cole. “In your face!” Punk then says to Cole who is just introducing himself. Kofi to the apron by Miz, but stays on and drags Miz over to the apron. Kofi back in as R-Truth on Miz. Dolph hanging out head first as Jericho tries to get him out. Punk asks what that noise is, it is Vickie. Wade and Cody on Big Show, but he gets free of them. Big Show stands on Dolph’s back, but holding the ropes. Miz over the top, but then back in. Miz back over to the apron, then Kofi and R-Truth hit him with double drop kick and Miz flies off, hitting the barrier and the floor.

Eliminated – Miz

R-Truth and Kofi turn right into a double chokeslam, but then Big Show eats a code breaker! Zig-zag on Jericho. Cross Rhodes on Jericho. Spinning side slam from Wade on Cody. Wade tries to hit wasteland on Santino, sending him over the top and out, but Santino holds on, lands on the apron and eliminates Wade!

Eliminated – Wade

R-Truth rushes Santino, then he’s elevated over the top and out!

Eliminated – R-Truth

The fans are wild for Santino! Dolph hits an absolutely breathtaking drop kick on Santino, then nips up as if it was nothing! Punk says CM Punk versus Santino Marella at WrestleMania, talk about stealing the show from Dwayne and Cena! Big Show picks up Dolph, then tosses him out onto Wade and R-Truth. They do catch him, but Dolph also hits announce. Wade slams his right hand down on the floor a couple times. He’s very obviously in serious pain and his left arm isn’t moving. We watched a couple times and he’s in SEVERE PAIN! The ref is right there on Wade, checking on him. Wade rolled, but his arm didn’t move. Vickie was looking in that direction, trying to look pissed as Dolph was still there in a strange position, but it was obvious that she was watching Wade closely and trying to stay in character.

Jericho kicks Big Show’s leg out from under him. Jericho and Cody on Big Show with blows. They show video of Dolph flying out and Cole talks about Dolph, trying to keep the attention off Wade. Big Show throws Cody and Jericho off. Cole says that Dolph is injured and they’re calling for medical aid out there. Wade’s feet can be seen and he’s still kicking them the way he had been since he took tat bump. Jericho and Santino on Big Show. King then says that it looks like Wade might have a broken arm from that one.

Kofi and Jericho fight. Kofi bounces up top and Jericho puts a hand on Kofi’s bum and sends Kofi flying out.

Eliminated – Kofi

As Kofi lands a trainer can be seen beside Wade, working on him. Cole calls him Kofi Rhodes, then both King and Punk get on him for that glaring flub. Punk says, “Somebody’s Jamaican you crazy, huh Michael Cole?” Cole says he’s excited.

Big Show, Santino, Cody and Jericho each stand in a corner and look at the others. The camera pulls back and Kofi can be seen crawling along the side of the ring to get away from ringside. A stretcher is being brought in for Wade. King says he believes Wade has a broken arm, and he’s serious. The shot goes to Wade who is laying on his back, right elbow over his eyes, feet still wiggling around as he’s obviously in extreme pain. The trainer is holding Wade’s arm, pinning it to the floor to immobilize it until the right supplies get there.

Punk says that this has no bearing on anything, but one of the EMTs looks like Buck ‘Rock ‘n Roll’ Zumhofe. For those who don’t know, he’s a wrestler from the 80′s. Jericho points to Big Show, wants the other three to help him eliminate him. The three rush Big Show. A disaster kick from Cody. Lionsault to Big Show. Santino hits his diving headbutt on Big Show. Jericho grabs Santino and throws him over the top, but Santino holds on and skins the cat. Punk is thrilled when Santino pulls out the cobra. Cobra on Jericho, then Cody throws Santino out. The problem is that Santino was flung almost onto Wade! Santino actually hit Wade’s hand as they continue to immobilize it.

Eliminated – Santino

Cody talks smack out at Santino, then he goes to help Jericho. They try to double suplex Big Show, but he reverses it and double suplexes them! Jericho goes out to the apron, almost touches the floor, but only went over the bottom rope, so it didn’t really matter. Cody with Big Show’s hand on his throat, pushes Cody over and out.

Eliminated – Cody

Jericho and Big Show are left in the ring. Jericho runs at Big Show, but then gets a slap to his chest and falls back on he mat. Cody grabs Big Show’s foot under the bottom rope. Big Show reaches out and grabs Cody’s head in one hand. He raises Cody to the apron. Jericho at Big Show, Big Show grabs Jericho for a chokeslam. Big Show pushes Cody away like he’s nothing. Jericho up for the chokeslam, but locks on a hold. Jericho over the top. Jericho holds onto Big Show, partially pulling him over. Cody pulls on Big Show, helps eliminate him.

Eliminated – Big Show

Winner – Jericho

Punk to his feet, then stands on announce holding his strap high. Punk gets into the ring. Behind Punk Wade can be seen walking out on his own two feet, but his elbow is immobilized and there’s people there holding onto him, making sure he doesn’t bump anything. Punk to Jericho in the ring. Punk extends a hand, but Jericho backs off. Jericho points to his chest and says, off mic, that he’s the best in the world. Punk poses on a corner. Jericho goes around the ring to announce. Jericho’s lips can be seen saying, “What happened to Wade?” Jericho then looks up at Punk posing as Punk looks down at Jericho.

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  • ‘The Project’ Paul Winns

    I think that A couple of Cena’s comments (“the Boys back”) show what direction their going with his character to not be too cheesy when up against the Rock, back to semi-rapper

  • Tyler T

    Cena’s little rant at the start I the show towards Eve was a bit cutting edge for pg. Maybe a sign of things to come?

  • haley

    anybody spot fans two fans dressed as lincoln and washington obviously we all know it’s president’s day but i thought it was pretty funny

  • http://thebadgersden.co.uk sdunne87

    Maybe I'm getting a little too old and grumpy but does anyone else find the "What" chants whilst Undertaker is talking to be highly disrespectful?

    I understand doing it for some characters but with the Taker it just sounds wrong.

    • AntGilroy

      It’s just not the same fans anymore.. It’s sad very sad…

    • Bmac4395

      I agree. It’s highly annoying, even when they do it for the heels.

      • ChromeyDaniels

        I was there tonight. I was very pissed that everyone continue to say what to Undertaker. I could barley hear the man speak.

    • steve2

      Yeah I agree, but I’ve been watching Taker since he started so I’m definitely old and grumpy :)

    • Bryan

      I agree, but not just for the Undertaker…I think its disrespectful for anyone. I mean I get it, you spend your hard earned money on a ticket, you should be able to chant what you want and when you want. But I do think its extremely annoying. Its annoying for me to watch, I can only imagine how annoying it is for the performers in the ring. But with the Undertaker, I think he deserves a little more respect than that. But if you have been to a live event, you know how irritating some of the people in the crowds are. Notice I said SOME, not all. The workers are out there busting their butts to entertain you, I think we as the audience owe them a little bit of respect for what they do for us.

    • H.M.

      I understand where you're coming from but I didn't want to read too much into it. They didn't take too much away from an yet another amazing segment.

    • Blazeking

      I've said it months ago that it was annoying and that fans were abusing the hell out of it. Tonight showed exactly what I was talking about back then. They don't understand that there's a time to start the "what?" chant, and it's not every week during every promo a heel or face does. I can only imagine how mad it makes them and they have to keep a front. It's disrespectful to not let someone talk. I was a fan of the chant during the attitude era when it was used right. Now? Not nearly close enough to be a fan of it.

    • Dave Barton

      I can’t help but think 2 things about the “what” chants…

      1> Today’s fans don’t even know why they’re doing it, they’re just doing it because they grew up hearing other fans do it.

      2> Austin probably regrets ever coming up with “what” in the first place…its pretty much ruined so many promos.

      • kbunyon

        I agree that many fans don't know why they're yelling 'What?', but for me it was that lone guy who's voice was coming through over everything that shocked me. I know not everyone loves Taker, but that was obnoxious!

        KB

        • H.M.

          I agree. As unethical as it seems, I wouldn't mind having security guards knocking that D-bag out.. #UndertakerMark :P

        • http://thebadgersden.co.uk sdunne87

          Yeah i heard that idiot too. Again I expect Cena to get "Cena Sucks", Khali to get "You can't wrestle" and R-Truth to get "What?" as he made it his own recently.

          But Taker returning for what is more than likely going to be his last run in the business needs some respect.

        • cristina

          Wow! You know I didn't even notice this until you said something!A combination of Ny'Quil and the fact that I was focused 100% on Taker meant I wasn't really paying attention to what the fans were doing, but now going back to it. HOLY CRAP how disrespectful.I am a ferociously loyal Undertaker fan, and have been for almost 20yrs, and this is bullcrap that the fans don't respect this guy.
          Look I have to say it. "What" was dumb when Austin started it, and now it seems so outdated. Do any post-Austin era fans even KNOW why they're doing it? I bet they don't. I know we can't stop the fans from being idiots, but you DON'T "what" Undertaker EVER!! These young whippersnappers..(omg I can't believe I just said that…um yeah I can. It's my birthday and I'm getting older lol!) are just sheep. Just a bunch of bleeting sheep who copy each other because they're too stupid to know any better.

          • http://thebadgersden.co.uk sdunne87

            To be honest Christina I think they started it as Taker seemed to pause a little and I thought he was struggling with his lines, butt he guys been off camera for nearly a year and is bound to show some rust on the Mic.

            The fans shouting What to try and get him cocking up even more will be the same fans who only see Roided wrestlers as decent top carders.

  • Jbias

    Hhh wearin a purple tie makes me think old school taker when he wore ties and when they used to have the two different undertakers one purple and one grey

  • Alejandro

    Kofi needs the wwe champion!

  • http://wwe Alex

    Kofi new champion!

  • http://wwe Alex

    Kofi needs to be the new wwe champion!

  • Scottyo614

    Cena doing that every week would be enough to appease everyone I do believe. I was actually entertained by him for the first time since the segment in I think Austin where the crowd was hot against Vicki Guerrero and he just kept killing her.

  • WrestlingWatcher

    I do not believe the Undertaker V.S. Triple H 3 should have happened *THIS* year.

    Undertaker will either win, and then leave wrestling because there is "no one else."

    OR

    Triple H will win, and that's the end of "The Era."

    Either way, this is Undertaker's last year. I honestly believe Vince and creative dropped the ball on this, in favor of Cena V.S. Rock.
    We all know that if they properly booked Undertaker in something even better than Shawn Michaels, that Cena V.S. Rock would somewhat be overshadowed.

    Tonight's spot was not planned well, was not received well, and as an Undertaker Fan of 16 years (since I've been able to comprehend the program) , I've never been more disappointed …

    • Bault16

      What? That place went crazy when triple h accepted

      • kbunyon

        Not just that, but the camera angles were beautifully created.

        They had the fans hanging by a thread and when Trip accepted, the fans just lost it. I thought they did a lovely job of it.

        KB

        • Kelly

          Taker will probably retire with the streak this year

    • christopher525

      You are out of your mind. For one, I doubt he's done. Triple H will NOT end The Streak. In case you don't remember, the early (very early) plan is to try doing a Lesnar vs. Undertaker match like Rock vs. Cena for this year, with the year build up for next year. Another thing that's got me interested is The Cell. Also, it may just be me, but that was NOT a "Deadman" promo, that was an American Badass promo from Undertaker. That, the use of Metallica, and that little smirk at the top of the ramp makes me think that's where we're going with the character this time around, and I like it.

  • Darren

    Cena rant is getting old. He tried to be a movie star his movies Sucked and so does his acting. The Rock already did what you did. Showed up to everyone arena. Just because Cena wants to kiss my Vince’s ass and wrestle his whole life doesn’t mean everyone else has to. Cena sounds jealous and envious to me. The Rock could leave for 20 years and the fans will still say CENA SUCKS

  • Pronix

    show throws ziggler looks like barretts arm is broken.

    ziggler looks hurt too but barrett cannot move his arm.

  • Matty

    This live commentary is brilliantly written! The Trips/Taker segment was captured wonderfully. Thank you!

    • kbunyon

      Matty, thank you!

      I always fall behind during long segments on the mic, but certain segments are worth it – this was one of them. I try to throw as much into writing all of this that I can.

      It means so much that the work I do is appreciated. Thanks for telling me. It means a lot.

      KB

    • Mr. Love

      Marty I do agree with you 100% KB you wrote it wonderfully. I read it while I was on a break at work and I have to say you caught the moment perfectly in words, then I went and watched it. Perfectly wrote thank you

  • Chad

    "This has no bearing on anything but one of the emts looks like rock n roll buck zumhofe"- CM Punk

    Quote of the year, Punk is phenomenal on commentary.

  • Kleck

    If Barrett is legitimately injured, Santino fell right on the broken limb. Loved Punk’s commentary!

    • kbunyon

      Santino did land on Wade's hand, but that was as much Cody as Santino.

      The way Wade was reacting, the way the immobilized his arm, then the way he left ringside, there's no way he was selling a fake injury.

      KB

    • christopher525

      There is no "if" that was a major injury. His best luck would be if it turned out to just be a dislocated elbow, then he would wind up with the Eddie Guerrero elbow brace, but it looked horrible.

  • wes

    ill prob have people rip me but takers mic skills tonite were bad at best, no looking forward to this match at all, i hope barret isnt hurt, smackdowns roster just keeps getting ate up with injuries

  • James

    Hell in a cell? Well damn, now I have to order wrestlemania..

  • James

    Hell in a cell? Well now I have to order wrestlemania..

  • Lee

    Horrible timing for Wade Barrett if his arm is as badly injured as he made it seem ..

    • Jason

      Unfortunately, that was legit. There were no less than 3 ref's signaling the "X" and you could see his elbow bent backwards in the shot after he hit the floor. I would guess that he either dislocated his elbow or broke it by the way it was bent.

      • kbunyon

        That a trainer was holding Wade's arm down on the floor as Wade writhed in pain, it was obviously bad and very painful. The way he slammed his right hand down on the floor immediately, but that his left arm didn't move at all, it was bad. That we didn't hear Wade cussing and screaming at the top of his lungs was very impressive.

        KB

        • K o W Kings Forever

          Yeah I watched it in slow mo, and Wades hand kinda got lodge on the table when Ziggler landed. When Wade moved his left arm just dragged on the ground.

        • Chopper

          Wade was using the f word quite alot so must Of been realy bad.

        • craig

          They bleeped some of the cussing out.

          • Chopper

            Heard it all in the uk

  • steve2

    Oh my god, is Dolph still alive??? That was NASTY

  • An0n

    my buddy made a good point to me earlier, someone who could use the match at wrestlemania, could have been sheamus….before the world heavyweight title match of course

  • Bryan

    Apparently Barret has a broken arm. Man, I feel bad for him…one month away from Wrestlemania and this happens.

  • Bmac4395

    Anyone else notice Jericho saying “What happened to Wade?” to the referee after the match?

    • kbunyon

      That impressed me. Jericho very obviously went over to find out what happened. Jericho earned major points in my book for that.

      KB

  • Clint

    Show over threw, he screwed up

  • gibbons08

    They would have been better off drawing the names out of a hat or something else cause it looked like 5 guys got hurt in that battle royal

  • Tyler

    Good job John Cena! You told the truth in the ring! The Rock is nothing more than a backstabber, he wrestled if you can call it wrestling, then he left as soon as he got offered something. LET’S GO CENA!

    • Razmos01

      What?? The rock is a 3rd gen superstar, has a family full of wrestlers and u say he cant wrestle then give the “lets go cena” chant??? Cena who has 5 moves?? Cena who you wouldnt see pulling of a good arm drag or a dragon screw or any old school wrestling move to be fair, the rock did it all in WWE headlined wrestlemania countless times, won the royal rumble, was the face of the industry, is still the most popular wrestler, goes away for 7 years comes back and instantly has the fans going crazy, Cena has beef with the rock, but not because he left, its because he is still bigger and better than cena, because cena will never win the fans over like the rock, because no matter how hard cena tries he can never be as big as the rock, he tried movies like rock – he failed, and he fails at winning over fans, he is jealous end of, the rock left to do something different……so what,

      • AntGilroy

        In case you didn’t know The Rock was also a 5 move guy!!!! I am 25 and grew up watching wrestling and living WRESTLING.. And rock was nothing more then flash fame and the people’s elbow.. His wrestling sucked but looked good cuz he was the best talker out there (even if his stuff was written) I’m not a fan of cena either but he is right he stays. I am just not a huge fan of 3 move guys guys (now im not saying i dont like what they dis for the business) but taker and HHH that’s what they mean by the “end of an era”….. Taker HhH put on a show last WM and This WM they will do the same. However PUNK vs. JERHICO SHOW STOPPER they will have the best match mark my words

      • AntGilroy

        In case you didn’t know The Rock was also a 5 move guy!!!! I am 25 and grew up watching wrestling and living WRESTLING.. And rock was nothing more then flash fame and the people’s elbow.. His wrestling sucked but looked good cuz he was the best talker out there (even if his stuff was written) I’m not a fan of cena either but he is right he stays. I am just not a huge fan of 3 move guys guys (now im not saying i dont like what they did for the business)

      • AntGilroy

        but taker and HHH that’s what they mean by the “end of an era”….. Taker HhH put on a show last WM and This WM they will do the same. However PUNK vs. JERHICO SHOW STOPPER they will have the best match mark my words

  • http://wwe Alex

    Who won the 10 battle royal?

    • Bault16

      Kofi

      • WyFo

        …It was Jericho

      • Resu

        LOL. So much for the Kofi fan. XD

    • WyFo

      Y2J

      • kbunyon

        Yes, Jericho won the Battle Royal.

        KB

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003405736037 Eva

        You are a joke! Real WWE fans don’t pee in their pants at the thought of itfury pebbles Cena like you and the rest of the dumbass SuperCenation. It’s crap fans like you that made wrestling the crap it is today and thank God for CM Punk for exposing it all. Like he said, Soul-crushing status quo . Unfortunately, they are doing the same thing with SuperOrton. Cena sucks and I’m sure most of everyone will agree with me here. Thumbs up for those who agree!

    • christopher525

      Wade Barrett's left arm….

  • Matt C

    Cena just what I believe was the best promo of his career. What he said about Rock, is 100% real talk.

    • Tyler

      True that

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003405740893 Misskatleen

      I do not know, but as long as he returns and gets jcrheio’s butt. I love EDGE and i miss him alot. I will be so glad to see him come back. EDGE is my 3rd favorite wrestler.

  • MVP

    Wow…the post-RAW notes said that Dolph wrestled in a match against CM Punk. I thought Dolph was hurt worse than Barrett…it looked to me like Dolph's face hit the front of the announce table. I figured he broke his jaw. Did Santino get hurt during his match on RAW with Daniel Bryan? I didn't think his arm was wrapped up during the first match, and then it was pretty heavily taped during the Battle Royal.

  • mark3man

    That was a horrible bump. Poor wade, massive x’s shown. Looked like dolphins got hurt but wade reaction said it was him. Was hoping for a big wm from him

    • mark3man

      dolph.

  • Dig Baddy

    1. Was it me or did Taker look a little skinny?
    2. Cena was super gangster…kinda enjoyed it.
    3. So wrestlers get in trouble for not catching other wrestlers and then do catch one tonight and get potentially a broken arm? That sucks! I know it's a fluke, just sayin so close to Mania it sucks!

  • Adam W.

    #Hoeski

  • Dexter

    Looked a bad injury for Wade Barett tonight after Big Show launched Ziggler over the top rope in the battle royal. Don’t know where the blame will be attached if any but if it was Shows fault then that’s 2 weeks running he’s at fault for botches. The RKO last week being the other botch

    • mark3man

      botched a code breaker as well. You know when its a botched move its the only time Cole calls a move.

  • Mojo

    Hope Wade Barrett is ok. Looked like a broken arm or shoulder. I thought it was Dolph at first but I think he’s fine.

    • kbunyon

      As Punk got in the ring, Wade could be seen behind him walking away from ringside. His elbow was in a splint and obviously immobilized. Sucks to happen at any time, but this close to Mania has to suck that much more.

      KB

    • MonsterMike42

      Vickie Guerrero just tweeted Wade dislocated his elbow. And according to Road Dogg, Wade will miss WrestleMania.

  • Clint

    Show screwed up, he over threw dolph, and did anyone see shades of benoit during the jericho pulling show down to eliminate him, also on a serious note show needs his head examined, hes been off since he took randy ortons ddt off the ropes

    • kbunyon

      I will agree on the Benoit comment, I actually said that aloud as it happened.

      I disagree on Show overthrowing. Dolph was caught, then hit the table, but sold it in how he lolled against the front of announce. Wade hit the floor, not the front of the table, and had a freak injury.

      I think people are looking for reasons to cut on Show right now and I disagree.

      KB

      • Bryan

        you mispelled rolled as "lolled", and it made me lol.

        • Dan

          Maybe she just meant lolled.

  • mikey

    gonna wish wade a speedy recovery

  • jordan rockfan

    The wwe needs to get rid of these clumsy no talent in the ring big men. Great khali and big show have zero skill and make the other wrestlers look horrible in matches with them. Nothing but botches. Big show last week now this week. He threw him way to high. Dolph zigger though once again is spectacular at selling it though he is a future HOF er. He looked hurt initially then sold it even more. Kuddos to punk tonight. Jericho asking if wade was ok ….DAMN that was cool. Again they need to get rid of botchzilla. “Hey cole, check if botchzilla is trending”

    • christopher525

      Yes, that's right, Big Show botches every time he's in the ring and needs to go. Except for the fact that he doesn't, and what happened with Barrett was more caused by bad location for a spot than anything Show did. Like it or not, Show is the greatest "big man" in the history of the business. He can work well with anyone, of any size. Not many people will disagree with you on Khali, but you're way off base on Show.

    • Mr. Love

      I agree with khali but show common man, Ric Flair himself called show the best big man to ever grace the ring. Just because of a couple mistakes you can’t write him off like that

    • thefen

      Calling Big Show Botchzilla! He has a couple of off matches in a long career and you're calling him that and comparing him with Khali. How long have you been watching wrestling?

  • Aly

    I hope that Barrett is seriously injured!

    • WyFo

      There’s no need for that. You shouldn’t hope he’s injured. He did nothing to deserve that.

    • Shane

      That’s a stupid ass comment

    • kbunyon

      Not cool!

      I can't abide by anyone wishing harm upon another. I don't even wish ill will upon my abusive ex–husband!

      KB

    • Terra Ryzing

      That’s kinda harsh

    • Bryan

      I really hope that was a typo, but if it wasnt…may God have mercy on your soul.

    • pocco

      You are a loser.

    • Daniel

      That type of reaction is uncalled for. Even if the individual is a heel. You don’t wish for someone who is working hard for our entertainment to be injured.

  • Hoops

    how can you wish that someone is seriously injured???? Thats horrible. You realize what these guys do for our entertainment????

    • mikey

      it's just wrong that person is saying they hope wade is injured. what an idiot.

  • H.M.

    This stuff is pretty valid, and on any other night I'd agree completely, but even I have to say, Cena was on FIRE tonight. The way he bashed Eve and then proceeded to call out the Rock, and pulled no punches while he did was fantastic.

    Hoeski and Skankapotamus….two words I will never forget. Fact Cena actually had something memorable to say speaks volumes about how stellar he was tonight. I'd be a happier fan if he was like this every week.

  • Terra Ryzing

    Gotta admit that I enjoyed Cena's promos tonite. I like this side of him where he speaks from the heart and doesn't act like a cheezy boy scout.

    Bummer about Wade Barrett, especially so close to WM. Hopefully it's something he can work through but the way he was screaming and left ringside, I doubt it.

    Taker/Trips, Hell In A Cell…awesome.

  • Jman72485

    Poor Wade, one of my favorite heels =( Hope he gets well soon!

  • ChromeyDaniels

    The end of the segment of Taker and HHH was that music that I have never hear before… Anyone recognize it?

    • Chad

      The songs called "the memory remains" by Metallica

      • ChromeyDaniels

        Why did they play it? It seemed out of place…

    • christopher525

      Yes, and although I rarely "pop" for things, that one got me big time. Massive Metallica fan, mixing that with Undertaker has seemed pretty much a no brainer for a LOOONG time. I got a funny feeling we'll be seeing some bikes again, because that music does NOT fit the "Deadman."

  • H.M.

    Fantastic episode. Points to quickly make:

    - Opening segment was amazing and Eve's heel turn was done well too. This is something new and I wonder where they'll go with her. She will now have to bare with the Hoeski chants, probably for a good portion of her career.
    - What was up with the pink clothing Dolph had going on over his tights? Really bad fashion sense.
    - Skankapotamus…LOOOL
    - Never saw that crazy side of R-Truth this week. Seemed too normal. Looks like he and Kofi are going to be a tag team?
    - Ron Simmons in the HoF is awesome. He deserves it for sure. I was a bit bummed out that they didn't highlight his run as the leader of the NoD as Faarooq. That was a big part of his career.
    - No Kane? As much as I hate to say it, I guess it makes sense. Can't imagine where they'll go with him now at Mania. My first guess was Taker/Kane but I guess that isn't happening. I hope he manages to stay relevant. Having him remasked only to fall into obscurity yet again defeats the purpose of why people WANTED him remasked in the first place.
    - Cena's second promo addressing the Rock was 100% real talk and I actually found myself nodding my head in awe. I think the crowd also ended up agreeing with most of what he was saying. Anyway I'm just glad that this feud is taking a much radical and more personal turn instead of the whole 'Oh man I respect the hell out of my opponent even though we have our differences…'' kind of vibe this feud has had with all the promotional videos. I could really enjoy Raw 10x more with Cena being like this more often. He didn't pull any crap on the fans nor did he kiss up to anyone. He seemed genuine. Loved it. And for the anti-PG fans he was pretty much cutting the line too with a lot of his verbiage. Even better.
    - I'll have to rewatch Barrett's freak fall again on my DVR because I missed it. I was still worried about Dolph. By the sounds of it, darn it must have been bad. Feel like a dunce for not having caught it(of course I noticed the EMT's and became a bit concerned).
    - Santino's been getting a lot of upsets within the past week – are they really pushing him? I'd be okay with it and the fans seem to be loving it too – under the condition they tweak his character to go along with the push.
    - Of course Jericho had to win. Who else is on Punks level if not higher at the moment?
    - Undertaker/HHH – man do I have a lot to say about this one but I'll cut it short and say this: They REALLY have sold this match with a much better backstory. And Hell in a Cell? I feel stupid for not having seen this coming! I was strongly anti-HHH/Taker III but good writing has made me turn a new leaf. Oh, and was I the only one who wanted to see what Takers hair looked like?!

    Very strong start in the build to Wrestlemania. They're going full force and it's spectacular and I as a fan am loving every bit of it. Card is looking great so far yet I still have my fingers crossed for Goldust/Rhodes as the other feud I'd totally love to see.

  • http://thebadgersden.co.uk sdunne87

    So how long before WWE release The Hoeski T-shirt?

    You know those moments where someone is called something and you just know it's going to stick around for the whole career? Well that happened lastnight. If that was Cena unscripted then he deserves some credit for earning Vince another huge wedge in merchandise.

  • fletch

    Local ads for “over the limit” ppv featured cena. It stated byran; orton and sheamus will have a triple threat match and eludes to cena having a match for the wwe title after the “biggist match in history”

  • K o W Kings Forever

    Look like Kofi messed up and was suppose to land on the steps. Saw Big Show asking Jericho if he fell out

  • ‘The Project’ Paul Winns

    Lance storm tweeted a few weeks back (after the Jesse Sorensen and miz/r-truth incidents) that we need less stunting, more working… Guy talks a lot of sense

  • Mr. Love

    Preach Clint

  • mark3man

    Trying to look for silver linings, really want a English word champ, so hopefully this injury will give Wade a chance to polish up his skills then when he returns he will be ready for the big push.

    • christopher525

      Dislocated elbow didn't hurt the last guy I can think of having it, maybe you heard of him, Eddie Guerrero? Wade has huge potential and a massive upside, I don't think you'll be waiting long for that one to happen.

  • Mayank S

    Rock vs cena is the main event? Are the WWE kidding now…. Taker vs HHH at Hell in a Cell will definitely sell more (and build up much better if HBK is also involved in it).

  • Jim

    If there was still any question from people that WWE cares about the Diva’s, that should be all gone after the Eve segment to start the show. They spent months building her into the most popular Diva on Raw, and arguably in the company, just to undo it all in 2 seconds. I thought it was an entertaining segment and it definitelt furthered the story-line, but it also crushed Eve to the point where its going to be really hard for her to over come it. That’s the kind of thing they do to a character when someone is leaving the company. So I’m curious where they go from here.

    I’m no big Cena fan, but I have a lot of respect for his work ethic and how he handles his business. So I REALLY enjoyed, and agreed with, everything he had to say about The Rock. He was spot on as I see it, and it kind of boggles my mind that people cheer Rocky like its still 1998 and he’s never left.

  • cristina

    It's not about trying acting and failing kid. Cena's got the looks, and charisma, but he stayed loyal. What part of "Cena does his job the way he is asked to" don't you get? You don't have to like Cena, but give the man some credit. All this "he needs to turn heel" garbage has to stop. I said it before if he DID turn heel you haters wouldn't know what to do with it, because now all of a sudden you wouldn't have a justified reason to hate him, and exactly what specifically would make him a heel that you'd like? You ever thought this through? Surely you don't mean his old rapper schtick…?Please he's so grown past that.Heel or face he'd still be the same Cena with the same moves that you whine about, so you still wouldn't be satisfied.I mean what if the heel Cena you envision differs from what Vince sees? So you still wouldn't get what you wanted right?

    • cristina

      And I don't suppose that you're implying that you could do Cena's job better than he can right? Think about this. Do you think The Rock would've left the company in Cena's hands if he didn't believe in him? And if Rock left anyway and didn't care if Cena could carry on in his place than what does that say about Rock's loyalty to this business? Obviously The Attitude Era guys believed in Cena enough to pass the torch to him, so who are YOU to question their judgement?
      And by the by try calling Undertaker and HHH "old men" to their faces.

      • Clint

        to all of you its not about cena going heel, its about him adapting and the eve thing is new so you cant complain, he doesnt berate women on a regular basis its new but you cant have cena bashing women every night because that would send a negative message, but its the same promo every time with the rock, we get it you dont like that cena left, all it shows it petty jealousy, you left and did something I cant do because I tried and no one likes me as an actor, plus its house rules what I mean is he only gets the gigs because they are WWE films, lol, HHH and Undertaker are old thats why they cant go at the pace they used to, its not a bad thing but it comes with age, taker has been there many years and HHH is one major injury from ending his career(wait a minute howd we get on this I never said taker was old just that he looks like hes in pain I would rather have them around in good health then being in pain) and also no ones wants to pass the torch in wrestling, and who passed the torch to cena, he basically had it given to him because of vince, the only one that should have passed the torch is the guy that helped build it, Stone Cold Steve Austin.

  • JonnyG

    I was seriously impressed with Cena. He made legitimate comments that were not scripted but spoken from the heart. The fact he said Vince would fine him and then made a comment received a big pop from me!
    This is the kind of direction Cena’s character needs to go in, I think people are getting too hung up over this heel turn so many want! The problem I have with Cena is the over the top cheesiness. It’s just too PG and corny and people don’t buy it. But I firmly believe that people bought Cena after that promo last night.

    I was waiting for Taker to take that hood off so we could see that new hairstyle. I guess he’s reserving that for a big spot. Maybe during a 3-way promo between himself, HHH and HBK in the upcoming weeks?

    Punk on commentary = phenomenal. Not that we have a lot to compare him with without JR on the scene!

    Kendra, props on your writing. Although I don’t always agree with some comments you make when you seem to show a particular bias over certain things/people, I respect your opinions and enjoy reading your RAW blog every week. Keep up the good work!

    • christopher525

      To anyone who thinks Cena "spoke from the heart," you need to get your head examined. He stuck to his script, plain and simple. He and Rock have no problems, and as stated already, met this week to go over the build for the match. Accept it, it's a STORYLINE, plain and simple.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003405761280 Randa

        On World Wrestling Entertainment’s Monday Night Raw, the filthy rich McMahons eptsrneed a montage of video clips including the edited one of John Cena talking. In the montage, they play several scenes from George Bush’s visits to ground zero, the famous bull-horn scene, USA! USA! USA! and once again there was not one mention that our President Obama had anything to do with taking out Osama Bin Laden.

  • @jblack424

    To start I’m not happy about taker and hhh 3. I understand its hell in a cell but now I’m on risk to completely being done in wrestling. I know he most likely won’t but if hhh beats the taker I’m officially done with wwe. I guys roh and tna would be it til I watch a impact show and drop tna. I get it hell in cell and possibly (though I certainly hope this isn’t his last match) takers last match. Everyone wants to say that segment was great I kindly disagree. Before hhh accepted I heard most the lines the last two weeks, I seemed like a video I seen on sd only taker instead of hbk. I hope hbk is special ref and screws hhh to set up match next year between them.

    The rock and cena debates. I watched the rock and he had more moves then cena. Spine buster, ddt suplexes, sharpshooter, also sold everyone elses move for them. Cena is righ most everything he says about the rock but bottom line is rock will always be better than cena. Also I disagree about the movie part. 1. Cena can’t act. 2. Rock would of been by far greatest superstar in wwe history. Also rock makes a hell of a lot more money than he would wrestling and also is safer than wrestling. So quick question to haters of rock. Would you take less money and more risk or more money less risk? I don’t want someone saying he is wrestling this year and probably for as much money their roster makes for a year to wrestle one match. Js

    Wade is one of the young guys I think can be a face in wwe. Sucks his injury happened as I remember seeing him smacking mat outside after dolph was thrown out. I was like there goes wm. Especially after kofi landed on steps I thought it was gonna be 3 stars down. Sucks for wade though

  • sami

    I thought Raw was a pretty decent show last night… ALTHOUGH!!! one thing again annoyed the hell out of me… Dunno about your thoughts? but EVE TORRES turning Heel last night… what the? I mean if you want someone heel then surely you build it up a bit… last night was just an out of the blue heel turn for Eve… It just did not make sense at all…. Hense why i mentioned on the elmination chamber page why not have Eve involved in the match some how to atleast show the transition properly? because last night that was one awful segment… although the Hoski part was quite humerous! …

    • JonnyG

      Hardly out of the blue considering the way she screwed over Zack Ryder by playng tonsil hockey with John Cena!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003405719486 Michael

    It’s funny how someone in the borngcaukd is saying Do your worst Cena, do your worst, and Cena just goes, Yeah, I’m going to do a standing firemens carry on the hood of this car. Doesn’t get any worst than that. And why the hell did they fire Koslov?