RAW Results 1/20/14 – Feel The Power of The Ultimate Cena!

RAW Results January 20, 2014
From Wright State University’s Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World

Pre-RAW Commercial

Batista is back tonight! The Authority returns to deal with Orton, Brock and Cena, all here tonight with issues!

RAW Starts

Video

Keep the dream alive! A lovely Martin Luther King Jr. video to start the show.

In Ring Segment

Steph and Trip in the ring in their power suits.

Steph – Welcome to Monday Night RAW!
Trip – Sunday marks the Road to WrestleMania! 30 men will step into this ring with an opportunity of a lifetime. One man will walk out with a guaranteed shot at the WWE WHC and main event WrestleMania. It’s my distinct honor to welcome back one of those 30. He’s been a friend and foe, in many ways we’ve evolved together. Welcome back a former member of Evo…

Orton’s music hits and he stomps to the ring.

Orton – I’m going to get right to it. (heat) Who in the hell do you two think you are?

Steph – Who in the hell do you think you are? As Hunter said, this Sunday is Royal Rumble, and ten days ago we announced the launch of the WWE Network. Never before have there been so many eyes on the WWE. What did all those eyes see on RAW after you lost your match to Kofi? What did you do? Let’s take a look at the footage.

Video of Kofi pinning Orton, then Orton tweaked out and attacked Cena Sr. ringside. Cena out to his father’s rescue, made sure he got the medical help he needed. Cena was taken out in an ambulance with Cena by his side.

Steph – After you lost your match to Kofi, you attacked a helpless old man whose back was turned while he was sitting at ringside. You viciously brutalized him, and unbecoming of the WWE WHC! That might have flown in the past, but it’s a new era, new regime, new Authority. If you cannot abide by that authority then you won’t have to worry about defending your WWE WHC anymore. In fact, you won’t have to worry about being part of the WWE roster.

Orton – Naw, naw, no! No! No! No! This is because of you, and you! You ever think that I wouldn’t have this aggression if you hadn’t put me in an unnecessary, ridiculous rematch with Cena? What does your husband do to reward me? He brings back The Beast Brock Lesnar. Nice, then he brings back Batista. Batista of all people. Only God knows what his true ambitions are. You have a problem about how my ambitions looked. Steph, there wouldn’t be a network without me! (Batista! Chant) Tell me Steph, tell me Hunter, how am I supposed to react to the blatant disrespect. Don’t answer that, if I can go back, I wouldn’t change a thing!

Trip – Let me just tell you what is going to change around here. You’re going to take the bass out of your voice real fast. You want to know why you’re the WWE WHC right now? You want to know why we made you the face of the WWE right now? Because we believe in you. Through all your faults, you’re the complete package. You have the goods to walk through it in a way becoming of a WWE Champion. We have that faith, but you’ve lost that faith in yourself, and that’s let you make unreasonable, unrational decisions. (sic) To do things you wouldn’t normally do, like lost to Kofi. There’s no shame in losing to Kofi, but I’d expect you to rise up and make it right, but that’s not what you do. You walk over there and punch a defenseless old man in the face to try to hide your shortcomings. Sure, Cena is standing in your way, but you can walk through him. And sure, Brock Lesnar is standing there, breathing down your neck to take your Championship, and Batista is behind him. And if I was a betting man, I’d bet Batista would be looking your way. What you need to do Randy is to rise up, to be a man! You can fix what is broken, and you need to do it in short order, Randy! You need tonight to fix a lot of things, and I’m going to give you that opportunity. Because tonight you’re going to face Kofi again. You’re going to get the opportunity to make it right, Randy. When that’s done – put it up on the tron! That should look reasonably familiar to you. There’s one way into this arena, and where Cena will come in tonight. There’s a camera there so you know, as the world knows, when Cena arrives, and you can step into this ring, or wherever you want to do it, and make it right. Randy, you will do all these things – alone.

Batista’s music hits and out comes The Animal! He’s in jeans, a white long sleeved shirt with red stripes down the sleeves, and white sneakers with red soles to round out the look – but don’t forget the aviators. Music, pyro, and everything before heading to the ring. Batista poses on the corners as Orton paces the ring, holding both belts lose on his shoulders. Batista unzips his shirt to show off his chest, Abs and belly button tattoo to all who have missed seeing them. Batista to the fourth corner and more posing for the fans. Orton glares up at Batista on the corner. “Batista!” chants fill the arena when his music ends. Batista onto his knees, and kisses the mat in a lovely moment. Hugs and kisses to Steph, hugs to Trip. Steph and Trip leave the ring, and Batista with a mic, but Orton stays and watches Batista.

“Batista!” chants.

Orton continues to look at Batista through the chants, then steps up and puts out a hand. Heat from the fans.

Batista – Hello Randy. I understand you have a few questions about me return. Let me make this as simple as possibly, and let me explain to you why I’m back. (Batista points at the belts Orton holds.) So whether it’s you, Cena or someone else, I don’t care. I’m back to win the Royal Rumble Match on Sunday. I’m back to be WWE WHC. I’m back to headline WrestleMania, so deal with it.

Batista leaves Orton standing in the ring. Batista up the ramp slapping hands of little kids as he goes.

Back to the camera backstage, waiting for Cena to arrive. Also, Big E will tag with The Brotherhood to take on The Shield – next.

Commercial

Big E & The Brotherhood vs The Shield

Big E, Cody and Goldust in in the ring. The Shield to the ring.

Ambrose on Big E in the ring, but then eats a shoulder block. Rollins tags in and Big E raises him high, then drops him. Goldust tags in, whips Rollins, then lands a body drop on him. Inverted atomic drop, then kick to the side of Rollins head for two.

Cody tags in and comes in off the top onto Rollins arm as Goldust holds it. Delayed vertical face slam on Rollins for two. Cody wit a hold on Rollins on the mat, keeps hold of Rollins’ arm, and drops a knee on it. Goldust tags in, they double team Rollins, and Goldust gets two. Cody tags in, but Rollins fights back, taking Cody down in a corner and stomping him. Cody whipped, but then up and reverses on Rollins for two. Cody grabs Rollins’ legs and kicks him as Rollins holds the top rope. Cody sets up, but Rollins rolls out. Cody flies out onto Rollins outside, but ends up taking a bit of the barricade with his head after landing.

Commercial

Reigns takes Cody down on the mat. Ambrose tags in as Reigns gets Cody against the ropes. Ambrose with a drop kick on Cody for two, then Rollins tags in. Rollins on Cody with blows in a corner. The ref backs Rollins off, he comes back, but Cody moves and Rollins eats the top of the corner in a big way. Reigns tags in, then with a cap shot on Goldust. Cody, somehow, hits a disaster kick on Reigns who looks stunned! Ambrose and Big E both tag in. Big E with clotheslines, then a belly-to-belly. Reigns in, takes a clothesline out of the ring. Big E takes Ambrose down, then sets up, but Rollins in and tossed out. Goldust off the apron onto Rollins outside. Big E runs into Ambrose’s big boot, but comes back with a belly-to-belly. Big splash on Ambrose, but Reigns breaks it up. Cody in with a disaster, but eats Reigns’ punch. Goldust eats a spear, but a Big E clothesline stops Reigns. Big E takes a knee to the gut from Ambrose, then Rollins tags in. Rollins takes Big E down for three.

Winners – The Shield (10:51)

The Shield poses in the ring, then head out. Video recap of the high points of the match, focusing on Reigns’ superman punch, then Rollins finisher. The Shield celebrates in the stands. Again they show Reigns’ big punch on Cody, in slo-mo.

Announce Segment

Cole talks about Usos escaping the cage to win the match last week, but then there was an altercation after the match. Video recap of what went down between Bryan and Bray last week to end RAW.

Commercial

In Ring Segment

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!” Bryan leads the chants on a corner. “Daniel Bryan!” chants. Bryan gets that giddy smile.

Bryan – And some people say I shouldn’t be the face of this company. After RAW many people came up to me and asked if I had a plan joining The Wyatt Family.

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Bryan – I think you already figured it out. To take down a man with a messiah complex, it’s not enough to take him down physically, you have to take him down mentally. To do that, I had to do some things I’m not proud of. I had to keep some friends in the dark, and endure the indoctrination into the family. I had to stand side by side with three men I absolutely despise to wait for that one moment. That moment came last week in a steel cage when I got Bray Wyatt one on one! I know they’re big fans of saying ‘follow the buzzards’ but Daniel Bryan doesn’t follow anybody! Last week I became the buzzard and I chewed on the carcass of Bray Wyatt. You know Bray, you like to talk about fate, but the truth is, I exposed you. This Sunday at the Royal Rumble, I’m going to do the same thing. I just found out that Harper and Rowan will be in the Royal Rumble Match. That leaves Bray Wyatt to go one on one with me. “YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

The Wyatt Family’s music. The lights go out, except a little light on Bryan, and a shadowy figure of Bray on the tron.

Bray – A man who is not willing to die for something, is not fit to live. Where I come from being a traitor is a sin of the highest order man. You didn’t expose me Bryan, you only exposed yourself. For only a coward would use his free wings to fly back into the cage where he came from. These people! These people! These animals, oh how they rewarded you. They cheered for you as you battered me Bryan. Traitor. Hahaha. These sheep only look up to you Bryan, because they chose to kneel. Hahaha. What I want you to do now, I want you to go home and hug your mother, tell her you love her, tell her you’re sorry. Everything that happens to you from here on is your fault. Hahaha!

“Daniel Bryan!” chants.

Commercial

Fandango vs

Fandango and Summer Rae in the ring. Woods is ringside and R-Truth on announce.

Fandango on Woods with blows. Woods back with head scissors. Blows on Fandango’s head, the last dropping him. Woods with a drop kick that barely made it as far as Fandango, but Fandango dropped and sold it. Fandango with a big suplex on Woods, then Fandango with his left leg drop for three.

Winner – Fandango (1:07)

#EMMAtaining is dancing in the audience with her sign. Fandango and Summer Rae back up the ramp as R-Truth and Woods watch them.

Backstage Segment

Maddox – I’m glad I thought of that!
Kane – Thought of what?
Maddox – Batista, it has to be the biggest return we’ve ever had on RAW, glad I thought of it.
Kane – Brad, both of us know that’s not true. The caliber of Batista…

A door slams and Steph is there. She asks Maddox to leave, so he does.

Steph – Kane, what were you thinking when you chokeslamed Punk? It’s bad enough Orton attacked Cena Sr., but you put you hands on Punk and chokeslamed him. We both knew that this was a risk, okay? We knew that you making this change was a risk, but you need to get a hold of yourself. You’re management now, and it’s leadership by example.

Kane – Steph, with all due respect.

Steph – Kane! You cannot put your hands on a WWE Superstar, even if they think we have a hidden agenda against him.

Kane – I understand. Completely. Right. I’m sorry.

Steph – I appreciate that, but I think in this case you need to do something bigger than apologize to me. You need to go apologize to Punk.

Kane – What? If anything Punk owes me an apology… (Kane trails off because of the stern look Steph gives him.) (off mic) Okay. (Kane leaves.)

Commercial

Video

Another lovely Martin Luther King Jr. tribute video.

In Ring Segment

Kane’s music is playing, and he heads to the ring. He looks quite conflicted. Video recap of Punk not accepting Kane’s words on Smackdown. Kane then said for the New Age Outlaws and The Shield to get Punk, but then Kane attacked Punk with a chokeslam.

Kane – CM Punk, I know you can hear me back there, so please come out here.

“CM Punk!” chants.

Punk’s music hits, and out he comes in his ring gear, and Punk t-shirt. He looks at his watch, not kneeling, says, “It’s apology time!” Lots of cheering for Punk as he gets into the ring. Punk is holding the mic as a weapon, to be safe.

Kane – As DOO, I overstepped my bounds and let my emotions get the best of me. It was wrong of me to take my anger out on you, and I did save you from being attacked by five other Superstars. Punk, I apologize for chokeslaming you on Smackdown.

Punk – I don’t know if your mic is working, I didn’t hear a thing you said. You want to use mine? What did you say? (smirk)

Kane – I said, I apologize! (“What?”)

“One more time!” chants grow to fill the arena, and Kane looks pained

Punk – I don’t need you to say it again, you apologized, it’s cool. I’m sorry too.

Punk goes right after Kane with a punch, then forearms to his face. A running knee and Kane foes out through the ropes. Kane is yelling and screaming at Punk, off comes his blazer, but then a voice can be heard yelling.

Maddox – Kane stop! Kane stop! Kane stop! Since you can’t control this situation, or yourself, I’m giving Punk what he wants, a fight. Not against Kane, but against one of these two Superstars.

New Age Outlaws music and out they come. Rock, paper, scissors to figure out who will face Punk.

Punk vs Bully Gunn

Road Dogg on announce.

Punk all over Billy in a corner, stomping him down. Dogg said that walking out garnered them a lot of attention, that’s why they did it. Billy out, Punk after him. Punk all over Billy. Punk to Dogg, but Billy attacks Punk from behind and gains control.

Commercial

Chops to Billy, then a sleeper, but Billy reverses into a suplex to get free. Billy gets two for it. Dogg is asked that if they got their TTC match because of their friendship with Trip. Dogg isn’t impressed, he reminded that they beat The Brotherhood! Billy with control over Punk for two. Off comes Billy’s shirt, a crotch chop, but then Punk on attack and Billy from the ring. Punk out, dives over announce onto Dogg! Punk beats him down, leaves him on the floor, then back into the ring to take Billy down with a heel kick, then clotheslines. Swinging neck breaker on Billy for two.

Dogg slowly to his feet. Billy in a corner, Punk with his high running knee. Dogg knocked from the apron, then Billy slams Punk to the mat for a long two. Billy splashes the corner, but Punk moves so Billy eats corner. Punk up, but Billy pulled from the ring. Punk flies out onto Dogg. Billy with a clothesline. Back into the ring Punk avoids the famouser, then hits GTS for three!

Winner – Punk (9:03)

Maddox – Congratulations Punk on your big victory.
Kane (grabs the mic on stage) – I got this Brad. Congratulations on your victory Punk, I see why you called yourself Best In The World. This Sunday at the Royal Rumble you can prove that to 29 other Superstars. Every number is drawn at random, except yours. CM Punk, you are the #1 entrant in this year’s Royal Rumble Match!

Backstage Segment

Cole and JBL thinks Cena is coming in, but no, it’s Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar.

Commercial

Video

January 24, 1988 – The first Royal Rumble.
30 Superstars, one winner.
208,993lbs – the mass in the Royal Rumble Matches = 4 semi trucks, or 492 Big Shows
25 – Superstars from 25 countries.
39 – the number of HOFers in the Royal Rumble Match.
27 – Headlined 27 WrestleMania events.
3 – SCSA won the most Royal Rumble Match.
9 – The number of Superstars who have won in their Royal Rumble Match debut.
25 – Youngest winner – Brock Lesnar.
1 – The worst number, but has had the same amount of winners as the coveted #30 slot.
62% – Winners to win Championship at WrestleMania.

Announce Segment

King starts talking about Mae Young, and how she was one of the toughest competitors, male or female, to step into that ring. She will be missed. They then show a tear jerking video narrated by Steph who loved her so much. “Thank you Mae!” chants could be heard after the video ended.

In Ring Segment

Rey to the ring in black. Video recap of Rey pinning ADR on Smackdown. After the match ADR attacked Rey and locked on his finishing hold.

Commercial

Rey vs ADR

They circle, side headlock on Rey. ADR and Rey discuss moves with heads down. ADR takes Rey down. They regroup, they circle. Side headlock on Rey. Rey with gut shots, but a shoulder block drops Rey. ADR kicks Rey in the ribs, then pins him for two. Rey fights back, drop kick to a sitting ADR’s face. Rey hung up top, then ADR stomps him on the mat. ADR tries to land a drop kick on Rey, but through the ropes and is kicked in the face by Rey. Springboard moonsault off the second rope onto ADR. ADR landed on Rey and Rey was slow to his feet. Kicks to a sitting ADR in a corner. Rey runs and slides into ADR in what looked like a low blow, but the ref let it slide. Rey with blows on ADR, but then ends up hung up in the ropes and ADR stomps Rey’s chest from about the second rope to the mat. ADR on Rey outside, Rey is selling. Rey rolled in, ADR climbs up top. ADR lands on Rey, sorta. ADR pins for two.

Chinlock on Rey on the mat. They replay the stomp on Rey, and King says he almost had to look away from that one. ADR with a rough looking tilt-a-whirl back breaker on Rey. ADR stomps Rey’s face, then sets him up facing out in a corner to take a sick kick to the ribs, then stomped to the mat. Rey sent sliding out under the ropes.

Commercial

Rey hung upside-down in a corner, and kicked. Rey free and to the bottom of the ramp to regroup. Rey’s face bounced off the apron, then ADR side-bends Rey around the post. Rey fight back with blows. ADR whipped, but moves and Rey into the post. Rey hung up top again, ADR rushes him,but then ADR takes the post to the shoulder! Rey still sitting up top. He stand and dives, rolling in the air, taking ADR down hard. Both down and the ref counts to four. ADR taken down. Shoulder block on ADR through the ropes. Rey up top, seated senton! Rey rolls through a sunset, kicks ADR in the head for two.

ADR lifts Rey, but Rey reverses into head scissors, but 619 is caught by ADR. Rey with springs in his toes eats the corner. ADR with his sick kick to the head for two. ADR is pissed, sets up for his finisher, but Rey free. Rey on his shoulders, reverses into head scissors, 619! head dive off the corner, but ADR grabs the bottom rope before three. Rey up again, holding his arm, on ADR, but ADR counters. Cross arm breaker and Rey has to tap out.

Winner – ADR (14:49)

ADR poses, but then Batista’s music hits. ADR smirks, then looks up the ramp at Batista coming out. Batista looks pissed as he heads to the ring. Up the stairs, off come the glasses and in. ADR yelling at Batista. ADR turns away, the turns back to attack Batista. Batista lands a terrible spinebuster. Thumbs up! Thumbs down! Batista bomb! Video recap of

Backstage Segment

Big Show is talking to someone backstage.

Commercial

Video

A third lovely video about Martin Luther King Jr.!

In Ring Segment

Big Show to the ring in ring gear and his hoodie. Video recap of Big Show tossing Brock Lesnar like a doll.

Big Show – This Sunday at Royal Rumble, I’m in for one of the biggest fights of my life. How does Heyman say it? (In a squeaky old lady voice.) My client, Brock Lesnar, The Beast Incarnate. Eat. Sleep. Conquer. Repeat. (Back to his own voice.) Brock Lesnar is The Beast Incarnate, probably the most dangerous in the WWE now. That being said, I still don’t like Brock Lesnar. (Heyman voice.) So Paul Heyman, says that my client will be here this Monday on RAW. (Big Show voice.) So, Brock Lesnar, let’s not waste any time Brock, come get in my face and let’s see what happens.

Heyman out to heat, then seethes a bit. But then Heyman smirks. “Walrus!” chants. Then Brock’s music hits and out comes the cauliflower ears. Brock walks half way down the ramp, then slows a bit. He very slowly walks the rest of the way, Heyman in tow. Brock then laughs, blows off Big Show, turns and leaves. Brock and Heyman head up the ramp and out together.

Big Show – Maybe you didn’t hear me Brock Lesnar, drag your ass out here and get in my face!

Brock comes back out, Heyman in tow again. Slowly down the ramp, but a tiny bit faster than the first time. Lots of smack being called from the fans. Brock crosses his arms at the end of the ramp. Big Show stares. Brock over to the stairs. King, “Come on in Brock, the water’s fine.” Brock up on the apron and in. Brock steps up, then looks way up to Big Show. Brock jumps at Big Show who flinches a tiny bit. Brock laughs.

Brock goes after Big Show like this is football, trying to tackle him around the lower waist. Big Show tosses Brock off like he’s nothing! Brock steps at Big Show who jumps at him, Brock backs off. Big Show gets turned around in the corner, takes a couple shoulder blocks to the gut, but then Big Show lifts Brock around the waist and tosses him from the ring. Brock rolls over to the barricade behind JBL. Brock is pissed, knocks the shield off announce, sends JBL’s hat flying in the process. The monitors go flying as well. Brock grabs a chair, slams it on announce a couple time, then starts sliding in with it ahead of him. Big Show steps on the chair, Brock backs from the ring, but then gets his feet tied up in the monitor and cable and falls flat on his ass beside announce!

Brock is seething! He throws a monitor into the ring at Big Show who easily avoids it. Heyman is advising Brock, Big Show is ready in the ring. Brock laughs as he walks around the ring. Big Show yells at Brock about not making it to Sunday, and to try him. Brock laughs, backs away up the ramp and yells at Big Show he’ll see Big Show on Sunday! Brock walks out, Heyman still in tow. Video recap of Brock getting man handled by Big Show at every turn. Big Show didn’t look at all impressed when that monitor was thrown at him.

Backstage Segment

Flash to the camera watching for Cena.

Commercial

AJ & Tamina vs Dactyls

AJ skips out with Tamina in tow. Video from earlier when AJ was celebrating being the longest reigning Divas Champ of all time.
Barrett – But I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news. See, the reason that nobody showed up your party is because you are universally reviled, detested and loathed by every single Superstars and Diva on the roster.

Josh – Your reaction to Bad News Barrett saying that no one on the roster likes you?

AJ – Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! (Screaming and jumping, cake in hands. She tries to throw the cake in Josh’s face, but he ducks and Tamina takes the cake full on.

In the ring Tamina still has cake on her shirt and vest, not looking thrilled about it all. Dactyls to the ring together.

Tamina takes Cameron down hard and stomps her. Cameron slammed to the mat, then reaches for Naomi, but grabbed by her hair and slammed in the heel corner. AJ tags in and takes Cameron down for two.

Headlock on Cameron. Cameron bum slams back, but then slammed back to the mat. To the heel corner and Tamina tags in. Cameron whipped, but gets her feet up, but not in Tamina’s face, but Tamina sells. Naomi tags in and takes Tamina down. Back elbow off the second rope, then a drop kick on Tamina. A big boot from Tamina and Naomi is down. AJ tags in laughing. AJ skips around Naomi, then grabs at Naomi. Naomi rolls AJ up for three.

Winners – Dactyls (2:27)

AJ in tear on the mat, then screaming in frustration as the Dactyls back up the ramp and celebrate. AJ keeps screaming, and Tamina just stares.

Video

Recap of Batista’s return. JBL talks up Batista’s ovation, and how it’s nothing he’s ever seen before. Batista talked down Orton, then left him in the ring.

Commercial

Video

700 – Over 700 Superstars have entered the Royal Rumble Match, only to be eliminated.
39 – HBK has eliminated 39 Superstars, the record.
37 – Kane has eliminated 37 Superstars himself.
11 – Most eliminated in on Royal Rumble Match 2001, by Kane!
455,107 – Fans who have watched the Royal Rumble Match live.
62:12 – Record time spent in a Royal Rumble Match, by Rey.
:02 – Shortest time in the Royal Rumble Match, by The Warlord.
:01 – Santino broke Warlord’s record for shortest time in a Royal Rumble Match.

Announce Segment

They talk about Martin Luther King Jr., then go to another lovely video about him.

In Ring Segment

Usos to the ring in red and black.

Commercial

Usos vs Harper & Rowan

The Wyatt Family are ringside when the lights come up.

Harper backs Jimmy to a corner, then on him with blows. Rowan tags in and keeps on Jimmy with blows. Jimmy tossed out of the ring. Harper over to chop him,but Jimmy ducks and his hand hits the post. Jey gets the tag and dives off the apron onto Harper, then on him with blows. Harper backed into the apron, then takes more blows. Into the ring they exchange blows, Jimmy takes the blind tag, then attacks Harper through the ropes. Jimmy takes Harper down for two, but Rowan breaks it up.

Rowan on Jimmy with big blows. Harper pins Jimmy for two. Double hand chop to Jimmy, then Rowan tags in. Rowan scoops Jimmy and slams him to the mat. Double fists squishing Jimmy’s head. Jimmy to his feet, but slammed back to the mat. Double fists back on jmybut he’s up again. Kicks to Rowan, then blows,but Jimmy taken down with a forearm to the face. Harper tags in and drops an elbow on Jimmy for two.

Jimmy whipped, but gets a foot up. Jimmy climbs, but pushed off and lands on the barricade.

Commercial

Jey reaches, but Rowan with a blow to the back of Jimmy’s head to keep him from his twin. Harper tags in and works the gator roll on Jimmy. Side headlock on Jimmy as Harper looks deranged. Jimmy up, elbows free, but is squished and falls into the ropes. Jimmy slingshotted up into the second rope. Bray stands and grabs a mic.

Bray – Is this not what you’re here to see. Does this not do it for you. This is the type of punishment that awaits your hero Bryan. He walks to the Royal Rumble, facing a meat grinder. We are the meat grinders, and hell awaits him.

Jimmy off the top, takes out Harper. He gets to Jey and tags out. Clothesline to Rowan, then an upper cut on Harper. Samoan drop on Harper. Running bum slam to Harper in a corner, then Rowan taken out by Jimmy. Flying Uso on Rowan, but Harper cuts Jey off with a forearm through the ropes. Harper plants Jey on the mat hard for two.

Bray (off mic) – Finish him!

Bryan attacks Bray from behind, then takes it out on Rowan. Bryan back on Bray, and the distraction give Jey the chance he need to roll Harper up for three.

Winners – Usos (12:41)

Bryan and Usos on stage, leading the “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” from the fans.

Commercial

Kofi vs Orton

Kofi to the ring. Video recap of Kofi beating Orton last week. Orton out, slowly, to face him. Video recap of Orton’s attack on Cena Sr. Orton watched up the ring, waiting for Cena.

Orton all over Kofi, takes him down for one. “Where are you John?” yells Orton. Kofi on Orton with blows, takes Orton down. Orton out, Kofi bounces his face off the barricade. Orton rolls in, Kofi in, Orton out the other side. Kofi out, takes a knee to the gut. Kofi bounced off announce. “We need a Spanish announce table,” says JBL. Kofi bounced off announce again. Into the ring, Orton pins Kofi for two.

Orton whipped, Kofi splashes for two. Kofi ends up eating the bottom buckle. Orton waves his hand in front of his face and gets heat for it. Kofi on Orton with blows. Orton fight back and lands a lovely suplex on Kofi. “Where are ya?” yells Orton. Kofi with a backslide for two. Orton clotheslines Kofi for two.

Kofi on the apron, pulling himself up. Orton sets up, but Kofi in and hits SOS for a long two. Blow to Kofi’s head, backs him into a corner.

Backstage Cena is running into the arena. Orton sees it on the tron. He watches and waits. Kofi grabs his leg, Kofi won’t let go. Cena runs down next to the ramp. Orton tries to flee, but caught between Kofi, who blocks him, and Cena. Cena all over Orton with blows.

Winner – Orton vis DQ (5:08)

Orton tries to flee through the crowd. More blows on Orton, Cena and Orton climbs the stairs as Orton keeps trying to flee. Orton up for an AA, but elbows free, then flees. Orton continues to climb! They are way up there, Cena still punching on Orton who is trying to get away. Orton into a box. Cena has to work his way past a fan, then in. Cena checks on everyone in the box, then out. The fans scream for Cena as he heads through and out of the arena. Orton can be seen getting into someone’s car. Into the front passenger seat of a car, and Cena is upset that he lost Orton. Cena slaps hands of fans, points and give the fans love through their chants as he heads back into the arena. At the top of the arena Cena stands there and his music plays. Cena signs for a little kid, then shakes hands and acknowledges kids on his way down. Cena into the ring, tosses more of his merch to the fans, and poses.

Biggest Pop
Bryan
Punk
Batista

Biggest Heat
Orton’s Interruption
Heyman & Brock
Kane

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  • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

    So, last episode of RAW before the Rumble! Who is your favorite Rumble winner?

    • Jimmy

      The person i want to win is Ziggler, the person who probably will win is Bryan

      • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

        But I’m asking who your favorite winner is.

        • Jimmy

          Oh my bad lol I’d probably have to go with the controversial win for Batista in 2005.

    • ron

      Punk or Batista but bigger ? When will we be able to read the rest of your Rumble articles?

      • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

        I posted the second Hogan one today, and I will keep posting at least one a day.

        • ron

          Thank you

          • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

            Now I have a question for you. Is this your first time reading them, or did you read them the first time around as well?

          • ron

            1st time. Is there somewhere I can find them online?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            They are a good ways back, but you could find them under the Blog Spot header.

          • ron

            Thanks

    • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

      My favorite rumble winner is probably not PC but it was Chris Benoit. I never saw that coming and at the time I was a huge fan of his. I’m still a fan of the wrestler but the person pretty much ruined that for me.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Same here Josh. Benoit’s win was my first major mark out at a Rumble win.

        • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

          Ellie’s favorite as well. She fell in love with Benny and the RR, then at WM was in tears.

          I think I have to agree with you guys, I think Benny might be my fave as well.

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      I would have to say The Undertaker. The Ending to That Match was Totally Epic.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It was, but I was disappointed. The Rumble was in San Antonio that year, and I couldn’t go. It ended up between HBK and Taker in HBK’s home, and the fans almost rioted when he lost.

      • Jimmy

        HBK and Taker… Epic ending i agree

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Who’s ready for the ANIMAL to be unleashed?

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

      Ugh!

      • Hayden Tyler

        Im ready to see the animal and for ADR be in the ring after his match talking crap about Batista and then the animals music hits and ADR crap his trunks.

        • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

          ADR crap his scarlet letter trunks?

          I’m not a Batsita fan, and hold little for the man, but I still want to see him flatted ADR.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I’m ready to see ADR get massacred by Batista! Hopefully we won’t have to hear Al-BORE-to talk tonight!

    • Jimmy

      Do you see a potential opportunity of Rey getting some more airtime now that Batista is back?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Possibly, but I think Rey has fairly well burned his last major opportunity in WWE. Rey is too injury prone and has 2 strikes. VKM would be stupid to place him in a position to let the fans down again.

        • Jimmy

          I guess your right, it sure is a shame. I remember a time when fans thought the best WM dream match of all time would have been John Cena vs Rey Mysterio

          • Jesse Sherwood

            If rey had one major match left in him, I’d want to see him put over a rising star from NXT. Sami Zayn, maybe?

          • Jimmy

            That would be a good way to go out. Speaking of future stars, i really hope this is the year they give Titus O’Neil a singles push. he has Charisma for days and is funny as hell.

          • Xavier

            Agreed

    • Alex Gallardo

      I’m already marking out!

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    I think the crowd should chant PG at Batista when he comes out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    I started a blog series on The Undertaker’s Streak on my Podcasts website. I was wondering how I could get it for consideration of being posted as the sister site here as well?

    http://wrestlingroundup.host22.com/190114-streak-snuka-roberts.html

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

      I’m in charge of WWENews.net, so find me on FB, or send me an email and we will talk.

  • Danny Philippi

    Hello and Happy MLK Day to all. Talk about a much anticipated Raw. First, how does WWE capitalize on the finish to last week’s Raw if they can with the concern over Daniel Bryan’s concussion. Does it put Bryan’s Royal Rumble in peril? Does Bryan even appear on Raw tonight? And does the Wyatt Family go away?Is the return of Batista going to happen in the beginning of the show to create buzz right off the bat or does WWE wait it out and have Batista come out towards the 10-11pm timeslot and does Batista come out to a hero’s welcome or to a cricket’s pitch? Will Alberto Del Rio spoil Batista’s return or does Batista call out Del Rio and powerbomb him through the mat?

    • Alex Gallardo

      Daniel’s concussion came at the worst possible time for WWE.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Absolutely. After as white hot the fans were to close the show last week, WWE better at least let him have a promo or something tonight.

        • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

          Do we know when in the match it happened?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Supposedly off of the Headbutt.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Evening Guys.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Evening Navin!

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

      Navin! Hi!

    • Alex Gallardo

      What’s up Navin?

      • Navin T. Ramkissoon

        I am feeling better this week so I am back.

  • Danny Philippi

    Also, Brock Lesnar returns to hype his Rumble match with the Big Show. Does Lesnar inflict pain on anyone tonight to send a message to Big Show? Does Big Show match Lesnar infliction with one of his own? Plus, can the Authority show up tonight? If so, do they get a piece of CM Punk’s mind?

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    What was your favorite Royal Rumble Match Finish? Mine was the finish of the 2007 Rumble Match with Taker and HBK

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

      I can’t forget VKM killing his legs as he bumped the edge of the ring, then ended up ruling over Cena and Batista while sitting on the mat. Not that it was a great ending, but it was classic!

      I also loved (since we already broke the non-PC seal tonight) watching Benoit laying in the corner under the ropes to nap and recuperate before getting back into the match.

      • Navin T. Ramkissoon

        I actually just saw the full Rumble that Benoit won the other day and that was quite a good finish as well.

  • Danny Philippi

    Tonight’s Raw emanates from Dayton, Ohio tonight. Dayton was the site of the first King of the Ring pay-per-view in June 1993 and was highlighted with Bret Hart’s King of the Ring tournament win only for him to be crowned by the true King of Pro Wrestling, Jerry Lawler and began the Lawler/Hart feud.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      That feud got a bit silly, but it was great that Jerry finally got the main stage exposure he deserved after helming CWA/USWA for so many years.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Today is also the 12th Anniversary of Triple H winning the Rumble back in 2002

  • The Breaker

    I’m legitimately pumped for RAW tonight, for the first time for a while (with the exception of Old School RAW, but that was because I attended live)! This might be one of those shows where it feels like a quick three hours!

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

      People need to tell me when they’re going to live shows so that I can get bits of info texted to me to add to the Results.

      • The Breaker

        Okay, okay, lol. Next time I won’t forsake you and WNW!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          *WAPSH!* And don’t you forget it!

          • The Breaker

            Psh, like I need to listen to you. :P

          • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

            Exactly! It’s all about me!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Hopefully they don’t pull a ton of filler tonight and keep us fans on our toes. We’re heading into the #2 PPV of the year. WWE needs to build and showcase it as such.

      • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

        I hope for some solid RR history, but other than that, little filler.

      • The Breaker

        Don’t worry! We’re bound to see the awesome annual Rumble Match statistics video!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I’m hoping for a record breaking night!

  • Jimmy

    If only AJ Styles and come to WWE to face Bryan at Wm in a dream match.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      *Drools* Please WWE! Make it happen!!!

    • Alex Gallardo

      That one just may stay in our dreams, but you never know when it comes to wrestling.

  • Xavier

    What’s good everyone

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Xavier! How’s it going man?

      • Xavier

        Good bro, how’s your day going?

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

      X! Yay!

      • Xavier

        What’s up Kendra, how are you today

        • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

          I have to admit I’m a bit bummed to be writing results tonight, it’s going to be a great night to hang out and talk!

          • Xavier

            I hear ya. A lot going down tonight I predict

    • Alex Gallardo

      Batista on Raw tonight is pretty damn good.

      • Xavier

        Yessir. I don’t mind Batista but I really hope he doesn’t win the rumble though

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Alright, we’ve talked about favorite RR winners. But what about least impactful?

    • The Breaker

      ADR?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Yeah, he’s up there. Big John Studd comes to mind for me.

        • David Jr.

          Vince McMahon?

    • packerpf

      Lex Luger co winning with Bret

    • Xavier

      Duggan, Studd, Yokozuna, ADR & Sheamus

  • Danny Philippi

    With everyone telling about their favorite Royal Rumble moments, I’ll tell you my fave 5 Rumble moments.
    5) Rey Mysterio’s 2006 victory
    4) Ric Flair’s 1992 win
    3) Stone Cold’s back-to-back wins in 1997 and 1998
    2) Shawn Michaels’ back-to-back wins in 1995 and 1996
    AND 1) Undertaker raising from the casket in 1994

    • Xavier

      Michaels & Taker in 2007. Greatest Rumble finish EVER

      • David Jr.

        I agree with that.

  • Jimmy

    Anyone have any ideas on a potential WM match? Because with so many superstars i don’t have a clue what direction they are gonna go.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      This year seems to be really up in the air. I hope for Cena vs. Bryan for the WWEWHC.

      • David F.

        As long as Bryan gets big match on card I will be happy. He deserves it!

        • Jimmy

          Who do you think Bryan could end up facing? Maybe Orton or HHH?

          • David F.

            Personally I would love to see Bryan face Taker to end the streak. Bryan has so much momentum right now and Taker would put over someone like Bryan if it would help the WWE.

          • Jimmy

            Im hoping for that too but i’ve been hearing alot of Taker/Lesnar talk

      • Guest

        These MLK RAW openings are always well done. Say what you want about Vince but he knows how too pay homage to MLK, The Troops or whomever it may be

      • Jimmy

        But where does that leave Orton for Wm?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Against Batista in a “control of the company” match.

          • Jimmy

            Nice idea. They all sound like great matches with good stips but the only problem i have is that we have already seen Bryan/Cena, Batista/Orton and Punk/HHH

      • Xavier

        Cena/Taker, Bryan/Lesnar (for the title) at Mania

        • Jimmy

          I’m more for Cena/Taker rather than Lesnar/Taker aswell and that would leave Batista, Orton, HHH and Punk for some sort of Authority feud i guess.

          • Xavier

            Same here

    • The Breaker

      They really seem to be heading towards CM Punk vs. Triple H. Other than that it’s hard to tell.

      • Jimmy

        Yeah thats seems like the direction its going, but we’ve already seen it, do you think its worthy enough for WM30?

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    What do you guys think of The Rhodes Dynasty and The Outlaws’ Tag Team Title Match being the Kickoff Match this Sunday?

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

      Wait, is it on the show, or pre-show?

      • Navin T. Ramkissoon

        According to dot com its the Kickoff Match

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Preshow.

        • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

          That’s absolute #$%^&*(&^%$#%^&*()*&^%$#$%^&*(&^%$#$%^&*(&^%$$%^&*&#@#$&(*)*&)(*&^%$#!@#$%^&*(!!!!!

          They should be starting the show. To have them pre-show is a kick to the nuts of all four guys, and the TTC!

    • Danny Philippi

      Thank goodness it is not a part of the PPV. It would eat at the Royal Rumble match.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I’m going to save my Prediction for Sat, but I think this could make things very interesting!

    • Xavier

      Not excited about the possibility of NAO winning the titles. The Usos are so deserving right now. No disrespect to the Outlaws but they had their time. Unless The Usos go over them in the near future

    • The Breaker

      Pre-show, really? BAKA!

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    I have started thinking about going to the April 15th Smackdown taping in Nashville. It would be the first time I’d ever gone to a WWE show if I went.

    • Alex Gallardo

      Then you should really go. Wrestling live events are very fun, whether the show is bad or good.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Do yourself a favor and do the March 10th Raw in Memphis!

      • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

        just going to Nashville is a stretch. it’s almost 200 miles to there. It sucks WWE doesn’t come to Kentucky much anymore.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Ah, so you are north. I’m in Arkansas, and I know the feeling!

        • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

          I understand that! Living in Maine makes going to shows so terribly hard!

          • Xavier

            Heard Maine has the best seafood

        • Alex Gallardo

          That’s why I’m glad to be living in Chicago. We’re guaranteed to have at least one WWE show come by every year.

          • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

            I think the last time WWE had a TV taping of any Kind in Kentucky was a Smackdown taping in 2010.

    • Xavier

      You’ll have a blast bro

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

      And make sure to get in touch with Richard and send him the results. Any little bit helps. But yes, go! I love live shows!

    • The Breaker

      SD is probably better than RAW, since it’s only two hours.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Well, one little fact that needs to be said is that Kane needs to enter this RR. He only needs one elimination to tie HBK’s all time mark, and 2 to break it.

    • The Breaker

      Kane in the Rumble wearing a suit and tie! YES! YES! YES!

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

      You know how new to wrestling Ashlyn is? She showed me a pic of Kane in his mask and asked who he was! You can take it out on her later.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        LOL!!!

    • David Jr.

      I’m confused about the eliminations, I remember a couple years ago WWE saying HBK had 40 eliminations. Now he was 39. Plus do his Fake Diesel or Isaac Yankem eliminations count toward his Kane total. If he even eliminated any as them?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        They don’t, and I don’t think he had any as them.

    • Mike

      Also Kane hasn’t missed a Rumble match for a good few years.

      • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

        Kane missed the 2012 Rumble as part of the no contest match with John Cena.

    • thepowerserge

      Korporate Kane in the Rumble? I like it.

  • Danny Philippi

    SHOWTIME

  • Danny Philippi

    Triple H promo time? Oh ship!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Nice little MLK video!

  • Xavier

    These MLK RAW openings are always well done. Say what you want about Vince but he knows how too pay homage to MLK, The Troops or whomever it may be.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Aye sir!

  • The Breaker

    Well I’m gonna disappear for a while since I watch with my brother and he’s late. Be back later when we catch up to the live broadcast!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      NOOOO! We need the record broken tonight!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Opening with BATISTA!!!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      NO! I got Orton trolled!

    • Xavier

      ORTON!!!!!!!!!!

  • Xavier

    Orton gonna get major heat from fans for this lol

  • packerpf

    So any ideas on surprise RR entrants? I’ve been saying for months Sheamus, but who else?

    • Xavier

      Warrior, Roberts & Daniel Bryan at #30

      • packerpf

        Jake “the snake” Roberts? I hope not..warrior I wouldn’t mind seeing though.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        And Christian!

        • Xavier

          Where has that dude been

        • packerpf

          Christian isn’t so much surprise…he’s just been out with concussion not so much badly injured and away from wwe..

  • Danny Philippi

    Orton has the worst nack for timing.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He is trolling the crowd!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Steph in Orton’s face! YES!!!

  • Danny Philippi

    Stephanie McMahon, please show some grapefruits like your old man.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    OH SNAP! Steph threatening to fire Orton! Please?

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Can someone PLEASE take Orton out?

  • Xavier

    Batista vs Orton with Triple H as the special guest ref at Mania would be interesting

  • Danny Philippi

    I’m sensing Triple H is verging on taking off his suit and pulling out his sledgehammer.

  • packerpf

    cena, lesnar, batista, Daniel, then cm punk you have a tough 6 months to a year ahead.

  • Xavier

    I don’t know why but Orton/Kofi again is appealing to me tonight

  • packerpf

    Can’t wait to see batista in his new movie, he was great in man with iron fists.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I really enjoyed him in it too.

  • Danny Philippi

    Oh look, it’s The Rock with no suntan.

  • David Jr.

    Is it just me or do those pants not fit him?

  • Xavier

    The Decon is BACK!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Deacon!

  • packerpf

    Beast batista > humble batista.

  • Carlos Slim

    Is it just me or was the a weak pop for Batista? Not a fan of how they reintroduced him.

    • Xavier

      Agreed, was a pretty tame reaction for such a big return

    • Alex P

      I thought the same…definitely a weak pop, but I feel like return pops are bigger when the audience isn’t expecting it. I

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I still laugh at the girly belly button tattoo!

  • Xavier

    What’s up with the skinny jeans

  • tone

    Batista has on my moms jeans

  • Jimmy

    Anyone think the Shield might be going the same direction as Legacy and have a Triple Threat at WM30?

    • Xavier

      I hope not. Legacy’s break up was pretty weak IMHO

      • Jimmy

        Yeah if they want to end up with all 3 members to be successful post shield then they will have to learn from their mistakes on the Legacy feud.

    • packerpf

      Shield triple threat was done near the end of FCW wasn’t bad because the 3 worked well together, but don’t know if I’d like it at WM. I’d rather see one like Ambrose get moved/forced out after losing his title before Rollins and Reigns split.

      • Jimmy

        Where does that leave them for WM though?

  • Carlos Slim

    Haha, Batista has a belly button tattoo and a nose ring. I can’t take him seriously.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Welcome to the party Carlos!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Ugh… I see Hollywood hasn’t helped Batista’s promo skills…

    • Xavier

      WE WANT SHERMAN!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        THAT was a heel promo! Reminded me of Tyson talking about how he was the Baddest Man on the Planet.

  • Taylor

    Skinny jeans and a smedium jacket? Took a little away from the return lol

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He looked much more effeminate than I expected. And he can’t really pull it off.

      • Taylor

        Hopefully him and Reigns have a lil standoff at some point in the rumble. Place will go nuts!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          They will! And I think it would be an interesting point if Reigns was to eliminate Batista.

          • Taylor

            Yeah hopefully the Rumble is the beginning of the end for the shield. Can’t wait to see how their characters evolve individually.

  • Danny Philippi

    3 Champions vs. Two former champions and one with a belt.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      There’s your midcard title picture in one match!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Nice 6 Man Tag Coming Up..

  • packerpf

    sami zayn deserves a rr spot

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I’d love to see WWE use the RR to bring up one new star every year. Sami is easily the most deserving on the roster right now.

      • packerpf

        after they did with Bo and a few others I figured they were going to keep a trend of 1 or 2 of the newer stars getting in. I’d like to see him and maybe Rusev since he’s on the road with WWE and maybe even Adrian Neville.

  • Danny Philippi

    The Shield getting a good reaction compared to the reaction Batista got.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I missed the reaction, as I was putting my kids to bed, but was it that lukewarm?

      • Danny Philippi

        Not to be harsh but Batista’s reaction wouldn’t have drown the sound of a two car collision.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Ouch… Maybe that shows just where he was when he left WWE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Not-So-Fun-Fact: It has been 84 days since Dean Ambrose’s last televised Championship Defense. it was a DQ match on Raw against Now IC Champion Big E.

    • Xavier

      Sounds about right

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Considering that, and if Big E or Ambrose gets a pin over the other one, I would hope they use the Rumble to merge the midcard belts.

      • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

        I heard the merging was considered for Elimination Chamber not Rumble.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          At this point, I want them to just get it over with. They obviously hold no meaning to Creative anymore.

          • Xavier

            Merging them would help bring back a lot of importance. The IC title was a huge deal in the 80s/early 90s. Honestly and most may disagree but the IC title belt along with most the titles lost a lot of prestige during the Attitude Era. Just way too many title reigns by guys like The Godfather, Val Venis, Chyna etc etc. That was the beginning of the end

          • Jimmy

            I agree but lets not forget that most of the IWC said the US title was gonna mean something again once Ambrose won it (still doesn’t mean much) and the same when Axel won the IC title (still doesn’t mean much)

          • Xavier

            Lol true. That’s why I hope they merge the two. Maybe we can go back to the way it was with the IC belt where it’s used to elevate future world championships

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Not just that, but the prevalence of reigns of less of two weeks.

          • Jimmy

            I’m starting to think that after they merge all the titles they’re not gonna have any use for Smackdown and get rid of it.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            No, SD will be used to build talent, just like the old days.

          • Jimmy

            This might be debatable but i would prefer if they went back to having the SD stars stay on SD and the Raw stars stay on Raw with their separate titles and also bring back the bragging rights PPV

        • packerpf

          An elimination chamber belt merger? ambrose, big e, Curtis axel, ziggler, fandango, and rey or someone like the miz?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Ambrose, Big E, Ziggler, Fandango, Kofi, and Cesaro (Beats Swagger in qualifier, breaking up Real Americans)

          • packerpf

            kofi over rey, miz or Curtis axel (since they want to shove him down our throat)? i’d love to see cesaro get in.

          • packerpf

            After this last match my ideal EC match for merge would be Ambrose, Big E, Rollins, Ziggler, Miz, Cesaro.

          • Jimmy

            Mine would be Ambrose / Big E / Fandango / Miz / Kofi / Cesaro

          • Jimmy

            Swap Ziggler for R-Truth or Miz, Ziggler deserves better.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            He does, but he’d just be returning from injury. He’d be booked there to help add some spots to the match.

  • David F.

    hmmm Batista v Lesnar v Cena v Orton in fatal four way for title at Wrestlemania?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Please, no. A triple threat, I could see and understand.

    • Xavier

      Hopefully not. Last fatal four way at Mania was horrible. Plus that would leave the rest of the card thin. Gimme Cena/Taker, Bryan/Lesnar (for the title), Punk/Triple H & Batista/Orton

      • David F.

        Switch Bryan v Taker and Cena v Lesnar and I would agree with. I just dont buy a Bryan v Lesnar match as much as I love Bryan just not believable

        • Jimmy

          Cena/Lesnar has already happened though.

          • David F.

            The card would be stacked enough you can afford to do one rematch

  • Xavier

    These six man tag matches never get old

    • Jesse Sherwood

      WWE has really done well with booking them over the last year. Personally, I’d like to attribute that to The Shield forcing the bar to be raised.

  • Cubed56

    Just watched Batista’s return, I’m glad the reaction was only lukewarm.

    • Xavier

      Me too quite honestly. I don’t have a issue with him being back but maybe Vince will get the hint and not put him over at the Rumble

      • Cubed56

        I sure as hell hope so

  • Jimmy

    I’m really worried as to whats going to come of Ziggler, Fandango, Big E, Axel and the other guys for WM

  • Danny Philippi

    Is it me or does Cody Rhodes look fitter and fitter week by week?

  • David Jr.

    Michael Cole said 2 winners have come from number 2 spot, one of those guys spend most of the match in the back or at the announce table.

    • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

      Vince McMahon And Rey Mysetrio. Vince ran away from Austin.

      • David Jr.

        I know who they were.

  • Xavier

    That spear is just so well timed

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    got a preview of a Reigns vs Big E Feud.

    • Alex Gallardo

      I would really like to see them fight for the IC title at WM.

      • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

        I wouldn’t mind it either. I was hoping Henry would put Big E. over at Mania in a Passing of the Torch match myself but that is not going to happen now.

  • Xavier

    Good opening match

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Does that pin give Rollins a Shot at the Title?

  • Danny Philippi

    So the third wheel of the Shield pins the IC Champion? What gives?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Maybe a setup to get Rollins the title and to help split The Shield that way.

      • David Jr.

        Rollins wins the IC Title, At Wrestlemania or Elimination Chamber a triple threat Shield match with Reigns walking out the unified IC/US champion.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Possible, but I could see a Unification match between just Rollins and Ambrose, with Reigns walking out of The Shield due to the two men’s egos.

    • James Larochelle

      What about Rollins beating Big E and then then forcing Rollins and Ambrose in a unification match to further along the breakup of the Shield?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        We had a similar idea James! And welcome to the Watch Party!

  • Carlos Slim

    I wasn’t a fan of that superman punch at first. After that though I may come around.

  • Danny Philippi

    Great, Daniel Bryan is going to do a promo tonight. Hope signs are that his symptoms are lessening.

    • Alex Gallardo

      I read a report on Wrestling Inc. that says he’s cleared to compete again

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Nothing confirmed on my end, but he’s in gear! That’s a good sign!

    • Xavier

      I don’t think his concussion is nearly as bad as the WWE is leading us to believe. I have a feeling he’ll be #30 in the rumble

  • packerpf

    I really felt they were going to do more with the DB wyatt thing..kind of surprised it ended so quick

    • David F.

      yeah I also felt DB Wyatt was going to last until EC. Once WWE saw that it wasnt working they changed their minds quick

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    It is always fun to see the insane reaction Daniel Bryan has when his music plays.

  • Xavier

    Bryan’s pop >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Batista’s pop

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Oh my bother TESTIFY!!!!

    • Alex Gallardo

      I’m no the guy’s biggest fan but I don’t think anyone can deny that the guy is over.

    • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

      Daniel bryan’s Pop >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Everyone Else’s pop>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Batista’s Pop

      • Xavier

        LMAO

  • Xavier

    Great one liner Bryan. I see what you did there

  • stoney

    I was jumping up and down on the couch when I heard Batista’s music. Haven’t been like that since the Rock returned

  • Xavier

    Did anyone else hear Bryan’s one liner or am I the only one who caught that?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I’m still laughing at it!

      • Xavier

        Lol me too

    • Cubed56

      I heard it

  • Nostaljack

    Hi, kids! I hate it when work gets in the way…

    • Xavier

      What up Nos

      • Nostaljack

        What it is, Xavier. I’m Ed. We’re all friends here…LOL!

        • Xavier

          LMAO

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Ed!!! Yay!

      • Nostaljack

        HA!

    • Alex Gallardo

      Late is better than never.

      • Nostaljack

        Truth!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    AND BRYAN IS CLEARED!!!

    • Xavier

      He better be in the Rumble as well

      • Alex Gallardo

        Forget Batista, Bryan should win the RR after hearing their reactions tonight.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Agreed. Bryan needs the huge win.

  • Nostaljack

    Nice promo from Daniel!

  • Danny Philippi

    CHEP!

    • Nostaljack

      I can’t tell if it’s “Chep” or “Dep” or some other derivation.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It is a cut off of the word dead.

        • Nostaljack

          I figured it might be “Shemp” like in the Three Stooges.

  • Cubed56

    Bray will defeat DB at the rumble and DB will get his revenge by eliminating the family during the rumble on his way to winning it.

  • Nostaljack

    Bray…is…money.

  • Marvin

    anyone else besides me thinks that batista is gonna win the royal rumble?? i cant see wwe paying him alot of money to return and not win the royal rumble

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I really hope not. After tonight, he has no business even being in the final 4.

      • Stephen Cash

        What didn’t you like about tonight?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          He came off as flat on the mic, his look was really off, and he apparently got very little of a reaction. For someone the level that he is supposed to be coming in at, that was inexcusable.

    • Stephen Cash

      I see him getting eliminated by a big name talent that has already been eliminated

  • Nostaljack

    Bray is absolutely the best on the mic WWE has had in many, many years.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I can agree. But that is what happens when you become a character vs. just playing one.

      • Nostaljack

        I just think he’s brought a new level to the idea of “menacing.” He never seems to run dry creatively and I never know exactly what he’s gonna say.

  • Xavier

    I think putting the Wyatts in a feud with Bryan may be doing more harm to the Wyatts then helping. They just haven’t been built up well enough. Bryan’s getting HUGE reactions but it doesn’t really seem like the Wyatts are getting any type of major heel heat at all

    • Cubed56

      I agree, but I actually think it’s cause the universe actually appreciates Bray’s character and don’t really have any reason to boo him, even though he’s heel, he does iit so damn well, you almost automatically appreciate it.

      • Xavier

        I’m not quite sure that’s the case though. Something just doesn’t seem right. I’m almost starting not to care about the Wyatts right now.

        • Cubed56

          That’s cause he hasn’t been in a feud yet, he captures you every time on the mic, now imagine if he can have a feud with in ring action to go along with his excellent mic work.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      That’s the thing, I don’t think they need huge reactions. The Wyatts keep the fans attention. They capture your mind and heart and don’t let it go. My best friend hates wrestling, but anytime Bray is on the mic he will drop everything and listen.

      • Xavier

        I don’t know, maybe it’s just me

      • Avalanchian

        I actually find the Wyatt’s quite boring and it’s Bryan that is carrying them along.

        • Avalanchian

          Like I once strongly disliked The Shield because they didn’t really wrestle at the time. Now they are doing much more and looking quite impressive and strong in their showings. I just feel you got Bray who doesn’t do much while the other 2 wrestle and are quite boring.

  • Danny Philippi

    Anyone wished the Undertaker from 1999 was around today along with the Wyatt Family. That would be one badass Ministry.

    • marvin

      agree…. the wyats kinda remind me of the Godwins… memba them??

  • Danny Philippi

    Mrs. Newman, ready for your close-up.

  • Danny Philippi

    Wonder if Xavier got the rookie teasing tonight losing to FAN-DAN-GO.

    • Xavier

      Yeah man, it was brutal

      • Danny Philippi

        What is worse is that Xavier is not a rookie kid in the business.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          7+ years in, but that doesn’t matter to VKM, since he’s never been at this level.

  • David Jr.

    Summer Rae looks like she should be accompanying Brutus “the Barber” Beefcake to the ring.

  • Xavier

    I’d give anything too hear fans chant ISSAC YANKEEM at Kane whenever he comes out

    • marvin

      Lol he’d turn arround and walk back the ramp lmao

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I’ll take your eternal servitude! Just sign this…. *Hands Xavier a bloody parchment.*

  • Nostaljack

    Kane’s really quite good at the facial stuff. The mask hid it but he’s nailing it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    I see cracks forming in Korporate Kane’s allegiance with the Authority.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Well, maybe it’s just me, but I feel the storyline is quickly starting to enter its final phases. So Kane will have to separate soon.

    • Stephen Cash

      It would be awesome if HHH was pulling all the strings behind Stephs back, and he turns on her.

  • Taylor

    It’s going to be a real shame if we are force feed Batista, Lesnar, or (cringes as he types) a 60yr old Hogan at the main event of Mania. Put the strap on Bryan and see what the kid can do with it! I love Lesnar but it’s been there done that already and as we all saw tonight Batista didn’t really set the place on fire. Imagine 80,000 strong chanting YES! YES! YES! As Mania ends. Chills already thinking about it.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Couldn’t agree more Taylor! And thanks for joining us tonight!

      • Taylor

        No problem. Makes Raw a lot more fun being able to hear other people’s opinion on the show

  • Stephen Cash

    I want to see Flair screw Cena at the RR and align with Orton, then HHH and Batista vs DB in final 3 of RR and DB eliminate them both. Evolution reuniting and DB vs Orton at WM.

  • Xavier

    Are we getting Punk/Kane at the Rumble? Are Cena/Orton & Lesnar/Big Show the only matches announced so far for the PPV?

    • Stephen Cash

      Definitely think Punk vs Kane will be added with HHH screwing Punk

    • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

      NAO vs Brotherhood for ttiles was announced for Pre-show

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I’m willing to bet Kane uses this to enter the Rumble tonight.

    • David Jr.

      Didn’t they just make Bray vs. Bryan.

      • Xavier

        You right

    • Jesse Sherwood

      And Bryan/Bray.

  • Danny Philippi

    CM Punk is very good at imitating Austin’s persona as he fought the Corporate (a much better faction).

  • Cubed56

    It’s funny too see Kane in the suit and his hair grown out. Remember when he was the hideous monster behind the mask who almost burnt to death in a fire?

    • Xavier

      Or when he couldn’t talk because he’s throat had burned out his voice box

      • Cubed56

        Lol, I remember that

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I love how Kane looks in the suit. It seems to fit him well.

      • Cubed56

        I agree, it’s just funny to me how his look has completely changed over the years

  • Nostaljack

    Kane is a riot! LOL!

  • Xavier

    I think it’s safe to say that the Maddox experience has been a epic fail, so much for him being the next Eric Bischoff

    • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

      Not really his fault being that he has been overshadowed by the Authority angle the entire time he’s been GM.

      • Xavier

        Good point

    • Cubed56

      I actually like Maddox, not really sure why

      • Xavier

        Me neither lol

        • Cubed56

          I think he’s got potential to play a really good heel gm

          • Xavier

            They gotta move him away from HHH, Steph & Kane though

          • Cubed56

            Yea that would help

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He shows potential, but has sadly been place on the back burner for HHH, Steph, and Kane…

    • Nostaljack

      He’s still better than Adamle…but not much better. At least he isn’t horribly mangling his promos anymore.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    If we vote, pick Road Dogg!!!

    • Stephen Cash

      I know I’m in the minority, but I always liked Gunn more

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I loved Billy’s ring work, but Road Dogg was always the more entertaining one to me.

  • Danny Philippi

    Brad Maddox is as useless as a foot wedge in a golf bag.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Road Dogg

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Looks like it will be the Bad Ass Billy Gunn!!!

  • Xavier

    Rock, Paper. Scissors is incorrect, the correct lingo is Dwayne Johnson, Paper, Scissors.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Dwayne Jonson, Sin Cara, Ric Flair

      • Danny Philippi

        Rocky Johnson, Ryback, Brutus Beefcake.

      • Xavier

        Lol, I see what you did there. Sin Cara is paper because he’s injury prone and tearls as easily as paper and Flair is scissors as a symbol of all his divorces/break ups and scissors cut separate things. PERFECT SENSE

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Well, I meant how Flair bladed a lot, but that works!

          • Xavier

            Lol oh my bad

          • Jesse Sherwood

            LOL, it give me a good chuckle the way you explained it!

          • Xavier

            LMAO

      • David Jr.

        I saw Dwayne Johnson once, I ran up to him put a paper bag over his head and said Paper beats Rock.

      • thepowerserge

        Dwayne Johnson, “Dashing” Cody Rhodes, Booker T.

  • Danny Philippi

    Off topic question: What did you think of the Conference Championship Games yesterday?

    • Cubed56

      I loved Richard Sherman’s postgame interview

      • Xavier

        He’s a clown who has karma coming his way but it was entertaining

        • Cubed56

          You cant deny he was telling the truth though

          • Xavier

            About Crabtree? My beef with Sherman is that he talks a lot of ish but he’s super sensitive though He caught feelings on 1st take over the fact that Skip Bayless said Reeves is better. If your gonna dish it out then you damn well better be able to take it and he’s proven on a few occasions that he can’t

          • Cubed56

            That’s true, no he wasn’t right about Crabtree, Crabtree is better then mediocre, but he was right that he’s the best CB in the game and that he will shut you down

          • Xavier

            He’s good but Reeves is just as good though maybe better. Sherman is really good but that defense is loaded and it helps that Tate is on the other side as well. But both him & Tate will truly be tested against Denver with Thomas, Decker & Thomas in the slot with Manning passing the ball

          • Cubed56

            Revis hasn’t been the same since his injury though. IMO Sherman is the best right now, they will be tested your right, but I think Sherman will take away either Thomas or welker

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Two excellent games. Broncos dominated offensively, but also showed some serious flaws on defense, while Seattle showed some amazing defensive plays but their offence was lackluster.

  • Danny Philippi

    Sounds like Jerry Lawler can’t get a word in edge-wise.

  • Nostaljack

    Billy is in great shape but his hair has gone past Shawn Michaels territory.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    sadly no one remembers Bart Gunn anymore.

    • Xavier

      The Smoking Gunns = Greatest Tag Team EVER. Jk

    • Nostaljack

      I absolutely do. The series of matches he had with Mean Mike Enos were legendary!

    • Xavier

      Butterbean buried him

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I do! I loved the Smoking Gunns as a kid, and I remember Bart getting KOed!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And THAT’S how you sell a GTS!!!

  • Nostaljack

    So Punk has now just dispensed with both of them just like that? Inconsistent booking.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Punk entering #1 in the rumble

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And Punk is getting #1!

    • Cubed56

      I guarantee he makes it to the final four

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I think he may make it to the top 6, maybe top 4, but he won’t make it all of the way to the top 2.

        • Cubed56

          I agree, I’m going on record, he will finish 3rd

  • Nostaljack

    Either Punk is really selling well or he really hurt Gunn.

    • Stephen Cash

      What? If he isn’t selling well… Wouldn’t that mean he is hurt

  • Danny Philippi

    Stat: Two #1 entrants have won the Royal Rumble: Shawn Michaels and Chris B******.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Danny, you don’t have to censor Benoit’s name here.

      • Danny Philippi

        Whew! Okay than Chris Benoit it is.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Lesnar and Heyman! This is about to get fun!

  • packerpf

    lesnar should go back to mma and get his butt whooped.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      His body couldn’t take it. After his bout of diverculitus, he’s lucky to even be able to do this. He had no logical reason to take the Overeem fight.

      • packerpf

        last I heard he was still interested in going back, diverticulitis definitely took a toll on his body as he wasn’t the same, but doesn’t mean after a couple years he couldn’t.

      • Xavier

        Lesnar would get destroyed now. He was having trouble keeping up in 2010-2011. That heavyweight division is even better now and Cain is 5x better then he was when Cain destroyed Brock in 2010

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I think that Punk may be the Iron Man of this Year’s Rumble.

  • The Breaker

    Well I’m back guys. Gotta say, I’m pretty deflated if the appearance of things is true and Bryan will not be participating in the Rumble Match. If so, then unless he faces Taker at WM30 then WWE is really screwing up what they have with Bryan. Strike while the iron is still hot!

  • BrooksOglesby

    Not going to believe that Bryan’s not in the Rumble until #30 comes out. I have a feeling the crowd is going to think the same thing. No matter who comes out #30, if it turns out that Bryan’s not in the Rumble, the crowd will deflate.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Agreed, and I couldn’t have said it better Brooks. WWE would be making a critical error if they didn’t at least have Bryan in the Rumble.

  • The Breaker

    Here’s the statistics video! I was waiting for this! What’s the combined weight of all the superstars in the ring? Seriously though it does do a fair job of hyping the event.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    I always love this numbers package

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I love these numbers videos every year! It’s an interesting look behind the match.

  • Danny Philippi

    Mae Young video package here. Wish they did it to start the show.

    • Xavier

      MLK

    • The Breaker

      If it weren’t for the MLK holiday then it probably would have.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    God rest Mae’s soul….

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    RIP Mae

  • packerpf

    haha mae young with sexual chocolate

  • Xavier

    WWE put Mae in some pretty degrading angles honestly

    • Nostaljack

      Yeah they did.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      They did, but I bet you that Mae asked to do each one of them and loved it.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I’ll be the first to admit, this video is making me cry a bit. Mae was one of a kind.

  • Scooter

    This is a really sweet video for Mae Young!!!!

  • Alex Gallardo

    That video package for Mae was very well done.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Amen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Comments are coming pretty weak tonight.

    • Xavier

      Was like this last week as well

    • Alex Gallardo

      There’s nothing wrong with that.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Eh, 400 halfway in isn’t too bad. They deflated the show early, so I’m willing to bet that it will pick up towards the end of the show.

  • Nostaljack

    Beautifully done.

  • The Breaker

    I had no doubts that WWE would put together an amazing video tribute for Mae. It hit all the right emotional points.

  • Danny Philippi

    The rubber match here and hopefully Batista can make up for his cooled reaction.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      *Praying to the Overlords for a Batista Bomb*

  • Nostaljack

    Mae’s been around so long and meant so much that she really ought to have the whole show be about her or at least be dedicated to her memory.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Who has been announced tonight for the Rumble match?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      No new names so far.

      • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

        So No Sandow or NAO?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I correct myself. Harper and Rowan were announced.

      • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

        Both were already on the confirmed WWE.com list from smackdown.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I’m looking at the list now, and they weren’t on there as of this morning. Harper and Rowan were new tonight.

  • Cubed56

    I’m really hoping that the raws following the rumble this Sunday really pick up the intensity

    • Jesse Sherwood

      They need to, since the Road to WrestleMania will begin in earnest.

  • Danny Philippi

    Also a matchup between two former Royal Rumble winners.

  • The Breaker

    Batista could come out here and give an assist to his buddy Rey!

    • David Jr.

      You’re suppose to be my friend.

  • Xavier

    Mysterio/Del Rio = Dream Match: Once in a lifetime

    • Stephen Cash

      Sarcasm? We’ve seen this match a billion times

      • Xavier

        Sarcasm x billion

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And Rey was just confirmed for the Rumble, that makes 19.

    • Danny Philippi

      Luke Harper and Erick Rowan were also confirmed if you listened to Bryan’s promo.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Yeah, I corrected myself below.

    • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

      He was already on the list on WWE.com as of smackdown

      • Jesse Sherwood

        You are right. So that makes 18 with Harper and Rowan.

    • The Breaker

      I think they mentioned it on SD.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Uh-oh… JBL is getting focused on Rey’s mask again…

  • Danny Philippi

    Del Rio is certainly picked up the aggression with the Animal on tail.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Too bad ADR is still the prey…

  • Jesse Sherwood

    One thing we don’t know is if there have been any announced via the App. Nostaljack, can you provide App Updates tonight?

  • Danny Philippi

    Only one can dream, but what if Sting lost to Magnus on Impact and appeared in the Rumble match. It would be an epic week for the Icon.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      That would be shocking! I’d LOVE to see that!

  • Danny Philippi

    Is it me or is the phone for the WWE app getting larger.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      They upgraded to a phablet. Next is a Kindle, then an iPad, then the entire TV screen!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Jeez… ADR going for the mask again? Are we really going to revisit this?

    • The Breaker

      Recently it seems like that happens nearly every time Rey has a string of singles matches.

  • Danny Philippi

    Del Rio making sure Mysterio can’t make it to the Rumble. Heck no!

  • Stephen Cash

    This match is getting WAY too much time. I’m bored…

    • Jesse Sherwood

      As is the live crowd.

      • Danny Philippi

        Popcorn! Come get your popcorn!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I’ve heard a few of the hawkers during this match!

  • Nostaljack

    Alberto Del Midcard isn’t doing too badly but this really is too long as has been mentioned.

  • The Breaker

    Del R-eeling-o? Really King?

  • Nostaljack

    I truly hate that catapult move. It’s drowning in fakeness.

    • The Breaker

      Well you need an unconventional setup for an unconventional move like the 619.

    • thepowerserge

      Same here. And I grew up watching both Mexican and American style wrestling.

  • Stephen Cash

    Even if you caught the legs wouldn’t you still be kicked?

  • Xavier

    Match has been decent

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It has, but could have been at least 5-6 minutes shorter.

      • Xavier

        People are only crapping on it because it’s Del Rio

        • Nostaljack

          I don’t love him either but he did a good job!

    • Nostaljack

      I agree. Clearly we are very much alone…LOL!

  • Stephen Cash

    End!!!!!

  • Danny Philippi

    This match lacks something and I can’t point out what.

    • Stephen Cash

      Personality and it doesn’t help that we have seen it a billion times

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Charisma and character investment. They weren’t truly invested in selling the match to the crowd.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    ANIMAL!!!

    • Nostaljack

      ERIC BISCHOFF! STOP NEG’ING PEOPLE AT ONCE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    This pop was louder. but only because people want to see ADR get his ass kicked.

  • Nostaljack

    Oh, holy Twitter, Batman!

  • Nostaljack

    Don’t grin, Batista!

  • Xavier

    He’s pop was better this time around. Still not as huge as the WWE was hoping for though

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Not anywhere close, but anyone coming out to hurt ADR would have got that pop.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And Brass Body with the Spinebuster!

  • The Breaker

    Not a great looking spinebuster.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Batista Bomb! Goodbye ADR!

    • Danny Philippi

      Draw a chalk outline of Del Rio. He’s toast!

  • Stephen Cash

    He has lost so much muscle! And is still ripped

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He’s dropped the muscle he had for bulk’s sake and gained some practical strength muscle.

  • The Breaker

    The Batista Bomb doesn’t look the same as I remember it, either…

    • Xavier

      Ring Rust

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Aye. There’s nothing like being out there live, and it will show over the next month.

      • The Breaker

        Yeah. He has to work it off quickly. One of the drawbacks of coming back during ‘Mania season.

  • Austin

    Is Rey mysterio the only wrestler in wwe history to never turn heel?

    • Xavier

      Steamboat never was heel I think

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Steamboat couldn’t pull heel off to save his life! He’s just too nice of a soul.

    • Stephen Cash

      Kofi

    • The Breaker

      Kofi too.

    • Stephen Cash

      Evan Bourne

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Rey has never been heel in WWE, but he did turn briefly in WCW. It was REALLY bad, and none of the fans believed it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    WWE App Update: Talks about WWE Network and Countdown show. shows Edge’s return at the Rumble.

  • Danny Philippi

    Next is the Big Show/ Brock Lesnar confrontation. Their feud in 2003 was epic.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      And that’s the best way to open the 10PM EST timeslot!

  • David F.

    WWE should have had Batista destroy ADR at Rumble and not give it away on free tv.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wow, Show has a decent Heyman voice!

  • Danny Philippi

    HAHAHAHAHA!

  • marvin

    anybody notice that it said last monday was the old skool raw?? lol

  • Xavier

    Good impression Show lol

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And people wonder why I love face Show!

  • Nostaljack

    LOL!!!!!!!! @ Heyman impression. He makes him sound a bit like Henrietta from the “New Zoo Review.”

  • Stephen Cash

    Brock from behind

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And Lesnar will come out of the crowd…

    • Stephen Cash

      We were both wrong

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Thank goodness. We don’t need Brock acting like a nancy boy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    I thought show sounded like the Penguin see there.

  • Nostaljack

    DON’T give Nancy a mic…whatever you do.

    • The Breaker

      You don’t need a mic to hear his pterodactyl screams!

      • Nostaljack

        …but we do need one to hear his voice…and we don’t need to hear his voice…LOL!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Actually, I’m glad I was wrong! Man to Man! Just the way it should be!

    • The Breaker

      Not so fast!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        OBJECTION!

        • The Breaker

          *in a Phoenix Wright pose*

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Is there any other?

          • The Breaker

            NOPE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Lesnar just ran away. how exactly is this supposed to be looking like a dominate guy that can take the title?

    • Xavier

      He’s a bully at heart facing some one bigger. Lesnar is still convincing as a monster

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And he still acts like a wimp… Brock sure has lost his spunk. Maybe Sable took his balls and went home?

    • The Breaker

      With the way he got tossed I’m not surprised he’s a bit skittish.

  • Nostaljack

    Show flinched…LOL!!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    There aren’t many men who make Lesnar look small, but Show is one of them!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Ouch! That was a rough bump!

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    WWE App poll: What should be Big Show’s No. 1 Fear going into his match this sunday?
    Having his arm broken
    getting an F-5 through a table
    tapping out
    having to listen to paul heyman.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Heyman!

      • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

        54% agree with you

  • Nostaljack

    Brock tripped over the monitor…LOL!!

  • The Breaker

    Brock fights like a girl!

  • Stephen Cash

    Does anyone really think Lesnar will lose at RR

    • Nostaljack

      Yep.

      • 1molly23

        One can only hope – maybe he’ll go away then.

    • Xavier

      NOPE

  • Nostaljack

    His Nancy-ness just screamed…LOL!!!

  • The Breaker

    This is all to build up Show as a BA only for Lesnar to destroy him.

  • Xavier

    Aight ya’ll bout to head out for the night. Gotta date but I’ll catch up with you guys tomorrow. Stay blessed everyone and enjoy the rest of RAW

    • Nostaljack

      Hope it’s for fun! See you next time!

    • The Breaker

      Finally gave up on Naomi? lol

      • Xavier

        Sadly yes :-( she married that Uso scrub lol

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Have fun Xavier!

  • Danny Philippi

    That … was … awkward … and … strange … and underwhelming.

  • Stephen Cash

    Cena costs Orton the match or causes a no contest

  • ldb

    I love big showing being the dominant giant. He should go over lesnar then have Ryback make fun of him and feud with lesnar over heyman.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Let’s light it up with the longest reigning Diva’s Champion!

  • Nostaljack

    Let’s light it up!

  • Danny Philippi

    Wonder if A.J. will defend her Divas title between now and Elimination Chamber?

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Josh Matthews Interviews The Tag Team champions. They cut a promo about retaining the championships and being blood related. Josh tried to plant seeds of dissention from The rhodes and Cody made a Admiral Ackbar reference of it’s a trap.

  • The Breaker

    Bad News Barrett is a jerk! Be nice to AJ!

  • Danny Philippi

    Let the break-up happen already. Tamina deserves a reign.

    • Stephen Cash

      All she does is botch… Right now AJ is the only won that deserves to hold the strap

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    That was weird to see a Heel cut a promo on a heel.

    • Alex Gallardo

      Then again, it was good for WWE to acknowledge that not every heel is best friends with each other.

    • Danny Philippi

      That’s WWE creative in a nut shell.

    • The Breaker

      I think that was Barrett’s sad attempt at flirting. He’s only able to talk about bad news so it’s kinda difficult.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Fun Fact: If AJ can hold the Diva’s Championship until March 8th, she will have not only the longest reign as Diva’s Champion, but the longest combined reign at 266 days.

  • Danny Philippi

    Can’t all the WWE divas do something other than a drop kick!

  • CJ Blaze

    Hey everyone! I’m just waiting for Tamina to ditch AJ because she whines too much :)

    • Alex Gallardo

      Nice to see you CJ.

      • CJ Blaze

        Nice to see you too Alex!

    • Nostaljack

      HEY!! If Tamina ditched her now, she’d evaporate. No one cares about her yet.

      • CJ Blaze

        Yeah, pretty much.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      CJ! Good to see you here man!

      • CJ Blaze

        Thanks :) I’m gonna try and be here more often during Raw…

  • Danny Philippi

    WWE already had to pump crowd noise to Batista’s return. LOL

    • Alex Gallardo

      That’s actually a little sad considering how much they built him up.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It goes to show just what the fans actually thought of him when he left.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wait, I don’t know how I didn’t notice it before, but I think during that fall layover where the Funkadactyls were off of TV, Cameron had her boob job!

  • Stephen Cash

    The problem with the divas division is AJ is the only won that belongs in it

    • CJ Blaze

      Natalya?

    • Nostaljack

      Your view is a bit over-the-top. Others can work; there just aren’t many of ‘em.

      • Alex Gallardo

        Plus, WWE does have good diva talent in NXT.

  • Nostaljack

    How many times am I gonna have to endure “Happy” in one night? LOL!!

    • CJ Blaze

      It’s stuck in my head now -_-

      • Nostaljack

        It’s in mine too. I might actually like it were it not for the Autotune on his voice. I *hate* Autotune! LOL!

    • Alex Gallardo

      Oh come on, I love that song, and Pharrell is cute.

  • Alex Gallardo

    Pharrell Williams is so cute. That’s why I don’t mind watching this commercial over and over again.

    • Nostaljack

      I just wish he could actually sing. He can write a tune; he just shouldn’t sing.

      • Alex Gallardo

        He may not have the strongest voice but he does more than just singing, and his songs just relax me.

        • Nostaljack

          Truth! I appreciate his talent. The song’s good too if someone else had sung it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    WWE APP: The Usos’s cut a promo about their match tonight with the Wyatts and their week last week.

  • Danny Philippi

    Just went to ESPN’s website and it reports Navaro Bowman of the Niners has a torn ACL and MCL. Pray that he comes back for opening day 2014.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      That was a sickening twist of his knee.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Well, we haven’t had an Emma spotting tonight…

    • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

      You missed her. she was spotted early in the first hour.

      • CJ Blaze

        Right after Fandango won

    • David Jr.

      She was shown during the Fandango vs. Xavier Woods match.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Dang! I didn’t see the comment about it either!

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Appearently Wade Barrett is no longer in the rumble.

    • Nostaljack

      I’m afraid he got some bad news!

      • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

        *pop*

  • marvin

    everytime i hear the theme song of wrestlemania, i think of paul walker :-/ RIP PAUL WALKER

  • The Breaker

    Wow, I would’ve expected more comments by this point in the show based on everything that was advertised for tonight and the fact that it’s the go-home RAW.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Same here, but I think the lackluster opener has really hurt tonight. Once people saw the nonreaction Batista got, it was a harbinger of a bad night.

      • The Breaker

        Good point. I didn’t think he would get great reactions after being around for a month, but I wasn’t expecting such a lackluster one right out of the gate.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Especially with all of the hype he had to bring him in. Maybe WWE should re-evaluate their ideas on what a “Big part time star” are after this…

          • The Breaker

            Batista was never a huge money draw either. I like that he’s back but he doesn’t belong in the spotlight, especially during WrestleMania season.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    So, main roster members that haven’t been announced, sans Bryan, that you think may be in the Rumble? I call Ryback and Axel, as well as Cesaro and Swagger.

    • The Breaker

      Sin Cara? Khali? Corporate Kane?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Kane I could see.

        • The Breaker

          Sin Cara will probably be in there too, so he can do all the flashy spots. They’ve got R-Truth and Kofi in there so he’s not out of the question as far as midcarders go. And they might want Khali in to eliminate a bunch of people? Maybe Mark Henry could be in it as well.

          • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

            Henry in would be a logic hole since Lesnar “broke his arm”.

          • The Breaker

            Maybe he comes out in a sling, I don’t know. lol

    • CJ Blaze

      I’m hoping Cesaro. I’m curious to see if any NXT’ers will appear/debut

  • Danny Philippi

    Guess it is intermission with the promo for the Rumble and the MLK Jr. tribute.

  • Danny Philippi

    Wonder if Jey wears his wedding ring to the wrestling ring.

    • David Jr.

      shhh, you”ll upset Xavier.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I highly doubt it. I’d be ticked if I did and it ended up flying into the crowd!

  • Nostaljack

    Kendra is going to rip that opening apart! LOL! I can’t wait for the blog.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Neither can I! It’ll surely be a must read! *Cheap plug*

  • Matt

    Martin Luther king is gonna be in the hall of fame

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    My app froze. I can’t see the video.

  • Danny Philippi

    It would be unique if The Uso’s won the tag team titles and Naomi won the Divas title. Also would cause the IWC to troll how WWE is more concerned with Total Divas than their main shows.

  • Danny Philippi

    No lantern?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Nope! Fans are clapping to the music and giving them a face reaction, so I’m betting VKM nixed it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    I like they change up the entrance for the Wyatt’s making it different from time to time.

  • Danny Philippi

    30 minutes from the end of Raw and the Rumble looks like a regular WWE pay-per-view, meaning not good with the exception to the Rumble match.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Sadly, I agree. And the fact they are treating their #2 PPV like this is really sad.

      • Alex Gallardo

        Let’s just hope that WWE will get into gear for WM.

      • Danny Philippi

        If Summerslam is moved from LA, it would fall into the same boat, unfortunately. Only thing unique about Summerslam.

    • The Breaker

      Big Show/Lesnar will probably be good, but I see what you’re saying.

  • Danny Philippi

    If this match ends with Daniel Bryan interfering and Orton/Kofi ends with Cena interfering, then maybe this Raw gets a 4/10. But I cannot tell without my pink shades.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Here. *Tosses Danny his*

      • Danny Philippi

        Thank you *shines them puppies up so they can be seen by God*

  • Stephen Cash

    What is up with the WWE not making matches for PPVs? I hate it, there is no build

    • CJ Blaze

      I agree, and I pray they don’t do this with Mania.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      With the Rumble, since 70-80 minutes of the PPV is the titular match, they can only book 3-4 matches for the show.

  • Nostaljack

    Pepsi bottle with old logo?

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    I really like the ring work of Luke Harper. He’s really talented for a big tall guy.

  • CJ Blaze

    The Uso’s are on a roll this month/year with a 7-0 record…

    • CJ Blaze

      Make that 8-0

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Are you not entertained?!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Hmmm…. Interesting way to get a dead crowd into the show! Let Bray improvise!

    • Nostaljack

      Okay, that was odd. I liked it…but it was odd.

  • Danny Philippi

    Man Bray must have swallowed his tobacco chew.

  • Stephen Cash

    So seriously… Did they drop the whole “Devil” gimmick?

    • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

      Booking on the fly my friend.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It was swept under the rug.

    • Nostaljack

      Dropped a good minute ago.

  • The Breaker

    If Bryan comes back out the crowd will wake up again.

  • savokes

    There’s the crowd

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And the crowd goes electric!!!

    • The Breaker

      It’s a pretty simple equation… more Bryan = more pop!

      • savokes

        One could say that they have a fever, and the only cure is…

        • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

          More Cowbell?

          • The Breaker

            Except Bryan used to be a vegan…

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Bryan assaults Bray Wyatt allowing Usos to win match.

  • Nostaljack

    This was predictable.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Yes, but still fun!

    • Stephen Cash

      Just because it’s predictable doesn’t mean it should happen differently… Things can’t always be surprising

      • Nostaljack

        Not complaining. Just saying we all knew it’d happen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    I bet Cena is already here.

  • The Breaker

    Am I the only one that finds it odd that Cena hasn’t ‘arrived’ to RAW and there are only 10 minutes left?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Oh, we all know he’s “In the crowd” or “snuck in the backdoor”!

      • The Breaker

        But he said it was the only way in! So why doesn’t Triple H have cameras on all the entrances?

    • savokes

      What if he comes out in a full body Kofi suit…that’d be nuts hah

      • Jesse Sherwood

        No worse than MizRock!

        • savokes

          Hahaha, touche

        • CJ Blaze

          I was there that night and it was hilarious to watch all of the screaming girls because they thought it was Rock, and then they found out it was Miz and they claimed their night was ruined..

  • Stephen Cash

    My bet Orton doesn’t even let the match start… Jumps Kofi… Beats him down… Enter Cena….

    • Nostaljack

      I’m with you on that one. Let’s see if we’re right!

    • Nostaljack

      We were wrong.

  • Danny Philippi

    I bet Cena is in one of those buses experiencing “Brie Mode”. Oops! Wrong Bella twin.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      *Fist bumps Danny*

      • Danny Philippi

        *Combo’s it with a Bash Brother forearm shiver*

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    WWE App: Kofi Kingston promo about the match tonight and whether it was a fluke he beat Orton last week or not. etc.

  • Stephen Cash

    Read that Kofi is in line for a new gimmick and push. Any truth to this?

    • Nostaljack

      It’d be nice but I doubt it.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      None that I’m aware of. But it would be nice. Kofi should try a heel turn.

    • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

      We hope it’s true. but it’s probably not. It would be too much trouble to pull Kofi out of that rut he’s been in for the last 4 years

      • Jesse Sherwood

        4 years? He’s been in it for at least 6! Although I will be fair and say it has been worse over the last 4 1/2

        • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

          I was basically only counting after Orton Killed his Main-event push but you’re right.

    • CJ Blaze

      I haven’t read anything, but that’s been reported for months and nothing has happened.

  • Danny Philippi

    Kofi getting the same lukewarm reaction as Batista. Guess the WWE universe senses one about to be thrown in the snake pit.

  • David Jr.

    Biggest Upset on Raw Kofi Kingston over Randy Orton or the Kid or Razor Ramon?

    • Stephen Cash

      Shelton Benjamin over HHH

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Even I can agree on that one.

  • savokes

    Is it me, or did Orton get an “eh” reaction

    • Danny Philippi

      Daniel Bryan drained the crowd just a bit ago. Or maybe they are saving it for Cena’s run-in.

  • Stephen Cash

    I see Orton losing here because he is distracted

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    don’t tug on Superman’s cape Orton.

  • The Breaker

    So if Triple H says that Bryan is a B+ player, what does that make Kofi in his eyes?

    • Stephen Cash

      Did you mean Bryan?

      • The Breaker

        Yeah, edited.

  • Danny Philippi

    Orton losing here would be worse than Magnus’ win over AJ Styles. And then I bet he beats Cena. Dumbfounded.

    • Stephen Cash

      There are always “they win when it matters” cases.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Botched SOS.

  • Stephen Cash

    Rollup

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Cena channing his inner Ultimate Warrior running in from the back.

  • Stephen Cash

    I like this

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Kofi seemed a little too eager to take a DQ!

    • JR Texx (Jamie)

      I think he improvised at one point when Cena decided to start dancing with the camera man.

  • David Jr.

    Cena’s new gear looks a little to DXish colors.

  • Stephen Cash

    Kofi takes out Cena for stealing his moment!!! One can dream

  • Stephen Cash

    King says a lot of stupid stuff on commentary… Of course there are exits up there…

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Randy Orton Stole a car?

  • savokes

    What?!

  • Stephen Cash

    Once again… Stupid commentary… He didn’t steal a car from the passenger side…

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Well, one thing I noticed tonight is that they emphasized that the WWEWHC Match was to be “One Fall to a Finish” Pinfall or Submission only, No DQ or CO.

  • Danny Philippi

    Why are they staying on this for this long?

    • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

      to fill up to the 11:05 time to end the show.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Because the segment apparently went a little short.

  • CJ Blaze

    And Cena chasing Orton out of the building is supposed to make us want to buy the PPV…? I hope the Rumble match is better than what I’m expecting.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Same here.

    • The Breaker

      I just said basically the same thing.

  • The Breaker

    Making Orton look like such a coward isn’t a good way to build a PPV title match.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Sadly, the art of the PPV build seems to have been lost in WWE.

      • The Breaker

        That’s what happens when the writers are constantly working on the fly.

  • Stephen Cash

    WWE missed a huge opportunity to push Kofi to the moon tonight. Cena takes out Orton, helps Kofi in the ring, Kofi hits TIP, then Kofi costs Cena the match at RR… They feud to EC… This could still work… It is no DQ at the RR

  • Stephen Cash

    I love Orton, but I wish WWE would make up there mind on his character… Is he a coward or a lunatic??!??

    • Nostaljack

      He’s a heel. Heels do both.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    at some point the Usos have been announced as being in the rumble.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I didn’t hear it, but if so, that’s 20 men in, 19 if Barrett has indeed been pulled.

      • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

        their names are on the WWE.com List.
        Batista
        CM Punk (Director of Operations Kane declared Punk will enter the match at No. 1)
        Alberto Del Rio
        Big E Langston
        The Miz
        R-Truth
        Xavier Woods
        Kofi Kingston
        Cody Rhodes
        Goldust
        Rey Mysterio
        Fandango
        Roman Reigns
        Seth Rollins
        Dean Ambrose
        Erick Rowan
        Luke Harper
        Damien Sandow
        Jimmy Uso
        Jey Uso

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I hope we get a strong PPV this Sunday. Anyways Take Care Guys. Catch You Next Week.

    • Nostaljack

      I’m out too! Night!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Night guys!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Off topic, but this show following Raw makes me sick. I’ve seen this crap live in San Antonio, and the parents are freaking sickening how hard they push these kids. They expect every one of them to be the next Peyton Manning.

    • savokes

      Agreed! I liken this to that “toddlers and tiaras” show…anything that exploits kids and demeans them in the process is just wrong

      • David F.

        There should be an age limit when kids should be allowed to play football. Its too dangerous for little kids to play and getting their heads messed up

  • Danny Philippi

    I guess I am going to watch the Rumble this Sunday. Just thinking of having to shell $55. I want to say next Monday’s Raw will go at a rabbit’s pace, but WWE just laid a douche before its #2 PPV. Oh well, we will see. Enjoy the rest of the week and those about to get snowed in, keep warm,

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Raw was okay tonight. Not what we needed though heading into the PPV.

  • The Breaker

    I don’t think that the show tonight would sell the PPV to anyone that was on the fence. But then again WWE might not even care about PPV buys all that much anymore with the Network right around the corner.

  • monty

    this is so predictable, batsita is winning and everyone knows it

    either punk or bryan deserves to win because they have worked much harder than batista throughout the year to earn it. But wwe has gone wrong. It use to be work hard all year than get rewarded in the end, but now its work hard for 11 months than part timers will main even WM’s and make the big bucks

  • JR Texx (Jamie)

    Whey! Randy Orton had the exact same line as before, only this time it was with Stephanie, and not Hunter, and this time they didn’t screw up :D

  • Ricky

    Kane and The New Age Outlaws vs. Punk and The Brotherhood at WrestleMania?

  • Mohan Ramnath

    was kinda hoping batista return with the full head of hair like when he was in evolution, instead he’s bald and looks like pit bull, hope he doesn’t get injured this rounds but he better not sprain his crotch from wearing such a tight pants