RAW Results 8/19/13 – You’re A Solid B+

RAW Results August 19, 2013
From Honda Center in Anaheim, California
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World

Pre-RAW Commercial

Cole talks about the SummerSlam shocker. Two WWE champions were named, but which is Champion and who’s behind it all. The shocker on RAW at the top of the hour!

Show Starts

Video

Recap of The Best vs The Beast, with the No DQ stip added. Some lovely bits of the match, including Heyman, Brock and Heyman. Then onto the WWE Championship Match. Bryan beat Cena, had his arm raised. Then Orton out, case in hand. Orton decided not to cash, but then Triple H hit a pedigree on Bryan and Orton cashed in and pinned Bryan to become WWE Champion.

In Ring Segment

Cena’s music hits and there’s some serious heat. He comes out to mixed reactions, but is all smiles. His elbow isn’t wrapped and looks like a baseball under the skin.
Cena – It’s early on the west coast, but you’re rowdy. I agree with you, I’m disgusted with what happened at SummerSlam.

“Cena sucks!” fills the arena!

Cena – Thanks for a warm Anaheim welcome! I just wanted to say when I was WWE Champion, time and time again I said the next Champ would earn it and Bryan earned it last night.

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Cena – I want to thank Bryan for bringing out the best in me. For reminding me that a WWE Superstar should not be judged on race, creed, or appearance. A WWE Superstar should be judged by their commitment to excellence in this ring. Bryan and I don’t see eye to eye, but we agree on the passion in the ring. That’s why I competed when I was told time and time not to. This is the first time I’m publicly saying this, but two weeks ago WWE medical (showing his elbow – up close) staff told me this giant ball of fluid on my elbow is because of a torn triceps. Told me to go home immediately, have surgery and cancel the WWE Championship Match at SummerSlam. I refused. I don’t want you to misunderstand me. This isn’t an excuse. Last night I was defeated by a better man in a clean fight. That’s all I wanted, a clean fight. When I was in the training room with ice on my elbow and a steak on my eye, thank you Bryan, someone came in and said did you see, Trip just handed the WWE Championship to Orton. I was disgusted. I was offended and disgraced. I cannot put off my surgery any longer. Tonight I leave the WWE.

Huge pop! “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” Cena smiles.

Cena – I love you guys and I’m going to miss all this. Tonight I leave for the next 4-6 months to try to get healthy. But before I go, I want to take a second to do something. I want to introduce a man who has earned my respect. No, more than that, a man we can all agree earned the right to be called Champion. WWE ‘Universe’, I give to you Daniel Bryan.

Bryan comes out to “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” from the fans, but he looks like a crushed man as he walks to the ring. Bryan walks up to Cena, they shake. Cena hands him the mic and leaves the ring. Bryan gets the “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” going with the briefest bob of his head. “Daniel Bryan!” chants and he breaks into a smile! Bryan holds his hand up, is about to speak, but Steph’s music hits. She comes out in a black top, black blazer, black leather skirt, blacks strappy heels.

Steph – Daniel, I just want to say I’m sorry. I am sorry. You had a hard fought victory in the ring. You didn’t deserve to have your dream snatched away. I hope you understand Trip is the COO and doing what’s best for business.

Bryan – Best for business?

Steph – Yes.

“NO!” “NO!” “NO!”

Bryan – It seems some people here have a disagreement of what’s best for business.

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Bryan – I expect that from you, from your father, but Trip was a rebel, a renegade, the leader of DX.

Steph – That’s right.

Bryan – But not, he’s wearing a suit, has a corporate haircut. I guess what they say is true, when you lie down with trash (pointing at Steph) sooner or later, you start to stink.

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Steph – Daniel, you’re upset, clearly, so I’m going to let that slide.

Bryan – You’re going to let that slide! Ladies and gentlemen, three cheers for Stephanie, she’s going to let it slide! That’s great, that’s wonderful. You going to fire me? I will go back to wrestling in armories, selling t-shirts out of my car, I’m not afraid of being fired. Wait, but before I leave, I’m going to get my money’s worth. I don’t care if it’s your snake husband or Orton, I will really, really, really, really give you a reason to fire me.

Steph – Daniel, no one wants to fire you. You’re all worked up. Your anger management issues are clearly messing with your mind. Trip and I have said your valued here, the ultimate underdog, part of the very fabric of the WWE. But I need to manage your expectations Bryan, and these people don’t understand business. Not everyone can be the face of the company. Not everyone can be WWE Championship material. Really Daniel, you’re what 5’8″, maybe 200lbs, and while we can’t all be supermodels. The WWE ‘Universe’ clearly loves you, and you have a place here. Daniel, you might not be an A, but you are a B+. Solid B+.

Bryan – Funny, because you’re starting to remind me of a word that starts with the letter B right now.

“Bitch!” chants.

Bryan – I know you’re out here to rationalize your husband’s behavior, that’s your job. I don’t have to accept it or be relegated to being a B+. I don’t have to agree and go back to being the middle of the card. I can be WWE Champion, and don’t care what you think!

Steph – I suggest you calm…

Bryan slaps the mic out of Steph’s hand, then kicks it from the ring. Steph calmly rolls her eyes, walks over and motions for another mic.

Steph – Daniel, you need to calm down. Now I refuse to be intimidated by the likes of you. You’re being unprofessional, uncouth, and I won’t stand for it. Security. Security. (They come out.) You’re forcing my hand Daniel, it’s nothing I want to do. Please escort this man from the building. You have no one to blame but yourself.

“Daniel Bryan!” chants, very loudly. Bryan leaves the ring clenches his fist and leaves without being touched to “NO!” “NO!” “NO!” chants, but then stops and really gets the “NO!” “NO!” “NO!” chants yelling. Bryan leaves and Steph gets huge heat.

Commercial

Cody vs Sandow

Sandow and Cody in the ring. Stills from Cody beating Sandow at SummerSlam.

Sandow on Cody with knees, backs Cody into a corner. The ref pulls Sandow off, and Cody comes out and takes Sandow down. Sandow backs Cody into the corner, Cody comes back with blows and an elbow off the corner. Arm bar on Sandow. Cody elevates and slams Sandow to the mat face first. Cody on Sandow with blows in a corner, but Sandow elevates Cody to the apron. Cody with a top rope missile drop kick on Sandow, then clotheslines Sandow out over the top. Outside a suplex outside on Sandow, back in the ring Cody gets two for it. Arm hold on Sandow in the ring, but gets free. Back elbow to Sandow, but then Cody sent out through the ropes and lands badly. Sandow out and on Cody with a forearm. Cody rolled in, and Sandow with a suplex for two.

Head butt on Cody, but Cody with a shoulder block though the ropes. Cody climbs, but Sandow with Cody’s arm flips him to the mat for two. Sandow stomps the back of Cody’s head.

Commercial

Head butt on Cody on the mat. Cody up and punches free, but into a high knee. Side Russian leg sweep and the elbow of disdain on Cody for two. Sandow rakes Cody’s face on the mat, then sets Cody up top facing out. Sandow climbs, but eats elbows. Cody with a moonsault off the top on Sandow! “Cody!” chants. Cody up, blocks Sandow and hits a body drop. Clotheslines on Sandow, then on Sandow with an upper cut ala Goldy, for two. Sandow reverses cross Rhodes into a snap mare for two.

Disaster kick on Sandow who rolls to the apron. Cody keeps trying to pull Sandow in, but is hung up top for it. Sandow in, pulls Cody up, whips him, but Cody over Sandow, flips him over and pins Sandow for three.

Winner – Cody Rhodes (10:40)

Cody tells announce on his way by that he should be #1 Contender. Cody backs up the ramp celebrating.

Backstage Segment

Maddox – My name is Brad Maddox, GM of RAW. After last night people made comments, like this one by Ziggler. Quote, “I wondered what his intentions were. To be honest, I have never really trusted him since I started working here…” For the record, it’s not because of his remarks, but because Ziggler’s a showoff, we’d like to give him a chance to do that in a 3 On 1 Handicap Match against The Shield.

Backstage Segment

Heyman, arm in a sling, heading for the ring.

Commercial

In Ring Segment

Heyman in the ring to serious heat.
Heyman – Last night CM Punk was defeated by Brock Lesnar. Tonight I’m going to give you a lesson in life. Like all rebellious children, Punk had to fly away from the nest and prove himself worthy, and that’s what Punk did last night. I’ll be the first to admit, Punk gave Brock all Brock could handle. So where do we go from here, and that’s a very interesting question for which I have the answer. Where we go from here, it’s time to end this family feud. Come on, I’ve been far more of a father figure to Punk that that man who sired him in Chicago and last night when big brother Brock smacked some sense into Punk’s head, I realized it’s no longer a time for retribution, no longer a time for vindictiveness, it’s time for forgiveness. And Punk, I forgive you. (heat) Punk, don’t listen to them, listen to me. When you apologize to me, I’ll take you back. Punk, you will realize that you’re far better with me, than without me, and together, my prodigal son, and together, we will achieve heights even greater than where we went before. CM Punk, I still love you. (heat) And I am willing to put this behind us because Punk, I will guide you back to the WWE Championship, I will take you to the main event at WrestleMania, and together, together, together, together, Punk, we will be the best in the world.

Heyman drops his mic on the mat and leaves the ring to heat from the fans.

Backstage Segment

The Dactyls are stretching out and teasing each other about their coming match, but the Bellas walk up and kick their pom-poms.

Brie – We just want to wish you luck on your match up next.
Nikki – Because you two are representing our show, Total Divas.
Brie – So hopefully you’re a lot more interesting out there than you on the show.
Cameron – Girl bye!
Nikki – Losers!
Cameron – Whatever! (Bellas leave and Cameron has to stop Naomi) Girl stop, we have more important things to focus on, like our match.
Naomi – I’m about to give both of them the business.
Cameron – Relax.

Commercial

Dactyls vs Layla & AJ

Cameron and Naomi out together. Layla out, and AJ follows her. They head to the ring together. Cole talks about AJ’s one million Twitter followers, the first Diva! AJ and Layla attack the Dactyls from behind. The ref breaks it up.

AJ kicks Naomi, then hits a swinging neck breaker on Naomi into a headlock. Naomi elbows free, flips over, but into a spinning kick for two. AJ keeps hold on Naomi, on her back. “Let’s go AJ!” chants as she keeps control of Naomi in the heel corner, then chokes Naomi in the ropes. Naomi eats corner, then AJ kicks her in the gut. AJ back up on Naomi’s back with a sleeper. Cameron reaches for the tag, but AJ keeps Naomi back screaming. Naomi with a kick to AJ’s head and both are down!

Layla gets the tag and knocks Cameron off the apron, but Naomi rolls her up for what appears to be three. Layla rolled out too early and the ref didn’t handle it well, looked confused, then finally called for the bell. Botch!

Winners – Dactyls (2:18)

Commercial

Video

Recap of the opening segment.

3 On 1 Handicap Match – Ziggler vs The Shield

Ziggler to the ring, all smiles. The Shield to the ring through the stands.

Ziggler and Ambrose will barely touch hands, really dragging out the start of this match. Finally they lock up, but Ziggler stays out of the heel corner. Ziggler takes Ambrose down, then keeps hold on Ambrose, but then Ambrose close enough for Rollins to tag in. Body drop and blows all over Rollins, but Rollins gets control and Ziggler into the heel corner and Reigns tags in with a big clothesline from outside. Reigns chokes Ziggler under the ropes. Ziggler tossed into the heel corner like a rag doll. Ambrose tags in and stomps Ziggler, then drops an elbow for two as JBL and Cole argue on announce.

Rollins tags in as JBL yells that Ziggler has to shut his trap about the company he works for. Cole demands to know how JBL feels about what Trip did. Cole gets on JBL about behind paid to be outspoken. Ambrose tags in as the fans chant, “Let’s go Ziggler!” Ambrose ties up Ziggler’s legs, then gets a chinlock on Ziggler on the mat. Lovely hold, but then Ziggler bites Ambrose’s taped hand and he lets go! Sleeper on Ambrose, but then Ambrose reverses and counter. Reigns tags in and steps in slowly, stalking Ziggler, but Ziggler up with a drop kick! Neck breaker on Reigns, then cheap shot on Rollins. Famouser on Reigns. Ambrose in, then tossed out. Reigns grabs Ziggler, as he dives over Reigns, who reverses into a DDT for a long two as Ambrose breaks the count. Rollins in, but Ziggler flips Rollins from the ring. Rollins left holding his leg. Ziggler tries to dive over Reigns again, but is speared for three.

Winners – The Shield (6:07)

The Shield back into the ring, grab Ziggler and triple power bomb him to the mat, then pose over Ziggler. Video recap of the spear to end the match, then the bomb. The Shield leaves through the stands, the way they came in.

Commercial

ADR vs Sin Cara

Cole says this is show #1056. ADR to the ring. ADR tries to make a show of kissing the Title belt, but can’t seem to make his lips work the first time. Stills from the WHC Match last night. Sin Cara out to face him.

ADR with a kick to Sin Cara’s leg, but he comes back sending ADR flying, then from the ring. Sin Cara flies out on ADR. The doctor is there and ADR won’t stay off Sin Cara. Sin Cara’s wrist could be broken. The ref calls the match for Sin Cara!

Winner – ADR (0:52)

ADR – Last night at SummerSlam I proved why I’m the best WHC in history. Most important I proved to the Latino community, you finally have someone to cheer for. (some solid pop for ADR) The Mexicans, the Latinos, they have no heroes. I’m going to do everything in my power to represent, especially to all the other peasants.

Ricardo – Alberto! Remember me. You were saying something about being a hero. You’re not a hero to me, to the people, especially not to the Latino community. I’m very happy that I don’t have to represent you anymore. In fact, I am proud that I represent someone new. Someone, that unlike you, will stand for people.

“Rey!” chants.

Ricardo – He is Rob Van Dam!

Out comes RVD. RVD heads for the ring, Ricardo in tow. RVD slides in to “RVD!” chants. RVD ducks ADR, then back kicks him. RVD up top, but ADR rolls out of the ring. ADR retreats, blows snot from his nose on the ramp as RVD and Ricardo throw thumbs for the “RVD!” chant.

Commercial

The Real Americans vs Prime Time Players

Zeb – The WWE has been the topic of some headlines, what about Cesaro and Swagger are The Real Americans? That’s a good headline. Let me tell you something. They should be celebrated because they’re pure, unlike those in the cesspool in this town. There’s a ride in this town, It’s A Small World. I’m standing in line behind illegals who pay with a debit card that my taxes paid for. Speaking a language I don’t recognize, taking vacations from job stolen from our people. They call this the happiest place on earth, the happiest is being on a plane watching LAX fade away. Put your hand over your heart, say with us, “We, the people!”

Prime Time Players to the ring to face them.

Cesaro on Young, kicks int a corner. Young reverses a whip into a hip toss. Cesaro gains control and tags out, but a hip toss to Swagger. O’Neil tags in and they double team Swagger. O’Neil with blows on Swagger in a corner, then kicks. O’Neil pulled back, then rushes into Swagger’s feet. Cesaro tags in and on O’Neil with kicks. Gut wrench on O’Neil for two. Upper cut on O’Neil, then Swagger tags in. Blows on O’Neil in the heel corner, then to knees. The ref pulls Swagger off, so Cesaro attacks behind his back. Swagger wrenches O’Neil’s leg on the mat. O’Neil powers free, but is slammed by Swagger. Swagger bomb as Cesaro takes the tag. Double team on O’Neil for two.

Cesaro works over O’Neil on the mat, and tags out. Swagger with a knee, then shoulders on O’Neil in a corner. Swagger calls the moves, obviously, then a spinebuster drops Swagger. Both tag out. Young wild, all over Cesaro with blows, then a clothesline. A sick belly-to-belly, then a cheap shot on Swagger. The fans love Young. Beautiful bridging suplex, but Swagger breaks the count. O’Neil in and he and Swagger work outside. Gut Check on Cesaro for three.

Winners – Prime Time Players (4:48)

Prime Time Players celebrate hugely in the ring. Video recap of the high points. Prime Time Players are still celebrating in the ring, and the fans are loving them.

Backstage Segment

Renee – After your return the WWE, there’s rumors that you and Henry will join up to go after The Shield.
Big Show – Those rumors are 100% true. We are going after the TTCs…
Maddox – Renee, I’ll take it from here. Shoo. Shoo, shoo, shoo! Mr. Big Show, you’ve made some very disparaging remarks about the COO of the company.
Big Show – That’s true, I did. Last time I checked, this is America Jack, it’s called freedom of speech.
Maddox – Of course it is. The McMahon family are advocates of that, as am I. Tonight we’d like for you to express yourself in a Handicap Match against The Shield. The thing is, all three members of The Shield will be allowed in the ring at the same time.
Big Show – Are you sure you want to do that to The Shield? Hahaha.

Commercial

Backstage Segment

Ryder and Gabriel love the Footlocker gear. A ref explains the new promo, etc. Fandango in, all into the sneakers with SR. The ref asks if Fandango wants to try the sneakers. Fandango wants to know if he can dance in them. The ref says Fandango, so Fandango corrects him, then Fandango and SR dance out.

Video

Recap the opening video.

Backstage Segment

Ryback in and sees three guys in the locker room.
Ryback – Hey, get out of here. (They try to leave, but he stops one of them.) Where you goin’? Sit down. This is my locker room. You think you can take any locker you want? Pick up your bag. (Ryback takes it and tosses it.) Go get it. What are you doin’? Pick it up! (Ryback is standing on it.) What are you doin’? Stand up. (He stands) Pick it up. (Ryback takes it, tosses it) Pick it up. Open it up. (“Goldberg!” chants) Turn on the water. (they are in the shower)
Guy – This is all I have.
Ryback – (slaps him) Fill it up. (He does) Stop the water. (He does) Now, get the hell out of my locker room. Hahahahaha!

3 On 1 Handicap Match – Big Show vs The Shield

King comments on the B.A.Star program with Ryback. Big Show to the ring.

The Shield in the ring.

Reigns tossed out. Ambrose tossed across the ring. Rollins into Ambrose in a corner. Rollins slammed, then Ambrose thrown out of the ring. Kick on Rollins, then a head butt. Rollins tossed from the ring. Spear on Reigns, then he yells to solid pop. Ambrose pulls Reigns from the ring as they re-group. “Big Show!” chants. Reigns is still on the floor clutching his gut/groin.

Rollins in, rushes out as Big Show chases him. Ambrose on Big Show with a sleeper, but slammed off. Rollins in, tossed down, then a head butt. Big Show stands on Rollins while holding the ropes. Rollins again tossed out. Ambrose takes a clothesline, then whipped and back splashed. Ambrose is tackled. Big Show sets up, but Rollins in and clips Big Show’s leg. Drop kick to Big Show, then Rollins off the corner with a flying knee. Ambrose pins for two. Ambrose and Rollins set up, but Big Show double suplexes them! Reigns in with a spear that barely touches Big Show, but Big Show sells well. Reigns is still in pain from earlier. Ambrose and Rollins pulls Big Show up, then then triple power bomb Big Show, then all three pin Big Show for three.

Winners – The Shield (4:31)

The Shield leaves through the stands, much worse for wear, as Big Show lays on the mat. Video recap of the high points of this match. Big Show, fuzzy beard and bald head is struggling up, then rolls out of the ring.

Commercial

In Ring Segment

Punk limps out to the ring. Stills from his match with Brock. “CM Punk!” chants.

Punk – I don’t really know what to say right now. So much going on upstairs. I do know Heyman was out here earlier. (heat) He said a lot of personal things to say, a lot of buttons to push. (over to the ropes, back to the camera, to a specific fan) Sir, you paid for your ticket, you want to boo, that’s fine, but I dare you to step through these ropes, and you’ll never boo again, because I will render you a toothless, crying heap of a man. I am pissed off, and I want a fight. So if you have the balls, I dare you fatso to step up, be a man and fight CM Punk! Come on son, come on!

“CM Punk! CM Punk! CM Punk!”

Punk – Come on! Come on, I will render you to tears! Be a man, or sit down and be a bitch, shut your mouth!

Huge pop!

Punk – Heyman says he can give me the WWE Title. That’s what I want. Heyman says he can get me the WrestleMania main event, that’s what I want. What Heyman wants, what he needs is an apology. Paul, if an apology is what you want, if an apology gets me those things. Come out here, face to face, you just may get what you want.

Heyman comes out, Axel in tow.

Punk – Paul this is all I know. The doctor says I’m not fit to compete, but here I am taped up and ready to go, because this is all I know, all I have. I lost a fight last night. I’ve had my ass kicked before, and here I am, still standing. (pop) The truth is Paul, I am sorry. I’m sorry I took my eyes off Brock for a split second to enact my revenge on you. I’m sorry that revenge wasn’t enough. I’m sorry I didn’t take your arm off and take it home with me. I’m sorry I didn’t break your face. I’m sorry the next time I do get my hands on you, I’m going to choke you out, then I’m going to wake you up and spit in your face. And I’m going to take your arm home with me. I’m sorry you think a beating will stop me. I’m relentless and I don’t care who you put in front of me, or what you try to do, I’m going to get my hands on you and get my revenge, and I say we do it right here in Anaheim! (pop) Come on! Come on! Have the guts that this fat guy doesn’t have. Step in here and fight me like a man! (off comes the hoodie, fans are wild! “CM Punk!” chants)

Heyman – There is an apology that’s due this evening, and it should come from me. CM Punk, I’m sorry. I’m sorry for what is about to happen to you Curtis Axel, please go out in the back and tape up your hands for a fight. You have pushed me too far once too often. I’m not that guy sitting in the front row. I can be the worst nightmare you’ve encountered in your life. So help me god, if you are still in the ring when we come back from commercial, Curtis Axel will be sent to that ring, and Curtis Axel is going to finish the job Brock Lesnar started on you last night.

Commercial

In Ring Segment

Punk is sitting in the ring waiting, smiling. Axel comes to the ring, Heyman in tow. They say this isn’t a sanctioned match, no ref, this is a fight.

Punk attacks Axel as he comes in, bounces his face off the chair Punk was in, then hits Axel hard across the back with the chair. Axel tossed out, Punk out after him. Axel with a shoulder block, then on Punk with blows. Punk into the apron, takes a blow, but then grabs Axel. Axel reverses Punk into the barricade. Axel on Punk with blows and kicks. Punches on Punk’s face, but then Punk dumps Axel into the timekeeper’s area. Punk starts stalking Heyman. Axel up, then Punk over the barricade on him. Punk slams a case down on Axel, then grabs the bell. Gut shot with the bell on Axel. Punk pulls Axel up and rolls him into the ring.

Punk, his arms wide, gets pop, calls for the GTS. Axel up, but Axel wiggles free and takes Punk’s leg out from under him, the one hurt on announce last night. Axel works that leg, then stomps Punk’s head. Axel with the top of the chair on Punk’s leg. Punk is struggling. “CM Punk!” chants. Axel with a foot on Punk’s head slams the top of the chair on Punk’s leg. Axel hits his finisher onto the chair! Axel grabs the chair and taunts Punk verbally. Axel puts the chair around Punk’s knee. Heyman, “You broke my heart, break his leg!” Axel off the corner, but Punk rolls! Punk to his feet, on one leg, nails Axel in the gut with the chair, then a back shot on Axel with the chair as Heyman backs away. Out of the ring and Axel head first, then again. Punk gets Axel up, then GTS onto the stairs! Axel on the floor, Punk holds his leg, Heyman glares. Punk stares back at Heyman. They just stare.

(6:29) from Axel entering the ring to Punk’s music playing

Commercial

R-Truth vs Bray Wyatt

R-Truth out singing ‘What’s up?’ but then The Wyatt Family’s music cuts R-Truth off. They come to the ring. Stills from Bray’s match with Kane last night. Bray from his chair to the ring, Rowan and Harper in tow.

Bray all over R-Truth, almost rabid, but R-Truth keeps control over Bray until Bray slams his side into R-Truth gut as he runs the ropes. “Witness the new face of fear!” Bray does his corner back bend, demanding R-Truth get up. R-Truth up in a corner and takes a big splash, and spit flies. Bray dances R-Truth around, then Sister Abigail for three.

Winner – Bray Wyatt (1:37)

The Wyatt Family pose over R-Truth’s body.

Commercial

Video

A matador video, then to show Los Matadores will be coming soon.

3MB vs Usos

3MB in the ring and ready. Usos come out, dance, then to the ring to solid pop.

Slater on Jey, but he comes back hard, then tags out. They double team Slater. A shoulder block on Slater, then he rolls out and McIntyre attacks through the ropes. Slater holds Jimmy as Mahal tags in. Mahal on Jimmy with blows, then choking Jimmy with a knee under the ropes. Swinging neck breaker on Jimmy, then knee drops for two. Chinlock on Jimmy on the mat. Slater laughs on the apron as Jimmy is slammed to the mat again. Slater tags in and takes Jimmy down for two.

Slater stomps away on Jimmy, then on him with blows, knocking Jimmy to the mat for two. Slater back on Jimmy as a weak dueling chant start and grows fairly loud. Jimmy up, then manages to kick Slater in the back of the head. Both are down. Both tag out and Jey takes Mahal down with blows, an upper cut, then a sick flying shoulder. Jey really gets the fanschanting for him, then hits a Rikishi bum slam, but Slater break the count. Slater and McIntyre knock each other out outside, then Mahal runs into a foot. Jey flies out onto Slater and McIntyre, tagging in Jimmy at the same time. Jimmy flies and gets the three.

Winners – Usos (5:24)

The Usos channel their father and dance in the ring.

Commercial

Video

Recap the issues Miz had with Fandango last night at SummerSlam, then Miz took Fandango down hard.

Miz vs Barrett

Miz to the ring. Barrett out to face him.

Barrett with a kick, then side headlock on Miz. Miz pushes out, takes a shoulder block, then flap Jackson Barrett. Miz with a clothesline on Barrett in a corner. Barrett ducks a flying Miz and lands a big boot for two. Forearms on Miz, then Barrett chokes him in the ropes. Knees to Miz’s face as Miz sits in the ropes, then a boot knocks Miz to the floor. Barrett with a clothesline outside, then Miz sent in for two. Chinlock on Miz on the mat. Miz struggles up, elbows free, but takes a knee. Miz to the apron, slides under Barrett and pins for two, but then eats Barrett’s elbow. Barrett on Miz in a corner with blows. Snap mare on Miz for two. Chinlock on Miz on the mat. “Let’s go Barrett!” chants from a group of men. Miz up and elbows free, Jackson Barrett’s jaw, then on him with blows. Miz ducks Barrett, then a big clothesline to Barrett’s forehead. High running knee, then clothesline to Barrett. Barrett whipped, gets his feet up, but Miz stops short. Miz on Barrett’s leg, but can’t lock on the fig 4. Barrett back on Miz in a corner, but Miz fights back and locks on the fig 4! Barrett tries to make it to the bottom ropes, but Fandango comes off the corner with his left leg drop on Miz!

Winner – Miz via DQ (4:51)

Fandango and SR dance as the fans sing along with his music.

Backstage Segment

Maddox – The head of building security informed me Daniel Bryan is back in the building.
Steph – Good, thanks for keeping me informed.
Steph steps into McMahon’s office.

Commercial

In Ring Segment

McMahon and Steph in the ring. All the Superstars on the stage. Triple H heads down the ramp, smirk on his face. The Shield is standing at the bottom of the ramp as their security. Trip is in a dark pinstriped suit, but McMahon in a sage green jacket and interestingly matched shirt and tie.

McMahon – What a wonderful night. Wonderful momentous occasion, the coronation of a Champion we can all be proud of. I’m most proud of my son-in-law. I had my doubts, but in the end, you did the right thing! In the end, you saw the light!

Trip and McMahon hug.

“You sold out!” chants.

Triple H – So I guess this is where I’m supposed to explain myself to you. Why I would throw away the future. Why I would screw Bryan. It always makes me laugh how short sighted you all are, can never see the big picture. I did what I did last night to ensure the future of the WWE. I did what I did last night for all of you. I did what I did for each and every one of you. For all of you, your children, their children, and all of you on the ramp. I did it for Vince McMahon, for his grandfather Jess McMahon, for his father Vince Sr., and for Vince McMahon, the genius that created this global empire you all enjoy today. I did it so it will all be here long after he’s gone. I did it for my wife, our children, so this will exist in their future, for all of you in the ‘Universe’. So this WWE will continue to exist in all of your futures. You think I wanted to do that Bryan? I like Bryan. I consider Bryan to be a friend. I like what he does in this ring, a big fan of him. Bryan is a very good little technician. And he gave Cena one hell of a match last night. He deserved to win. But, let’s be honest, WWE Champion? Face of the WWE?

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Trip – No, no, you, you, deserve better than that! (heat) Each of you deserve better than that. You deserve the complete package, someone that has it all, you deserve A+, not B. Don’t ever settle for less. You deserve A+ and that’s what I gave you last night. I gave you A+. Bryan comes out and says he has a personal problem with that? That a sacrifice I’m willing to make. Bryan’s personal problem? What about my personal issues? How did I feel about this? You think I wanted to throw away Bryan’s 15 years of blood sweat and tears to get to where he was last night? You think I wanted to throw that all away because he overachieved? No, I didn’t. It hurt me personally to do that to Bryan. Look at the guy I did it with. You think I like doing that with him? There’s no love lost with him, a lot of water under that bridge, but I buried my personal feelings for what was right for you! I buried all that hate to do what was right for you. For Bryan to stand out here with his personal problem. I don’t care about your person problem. Bryan, saying you have a personal problem with this is just selfish. Plain and simple selfish. This is not about you. You need to check your ego at the door, the way I do each week. This is not about you, but the ‘Universe’. You put your personal feelings aside and do what’s right for business.

“Daniel Bryan! Daniel Bryan! Daniel Bryan!”

Trip – I’m right, I’m going to do what needs to be done, put my personal feelings aside and bring out your future, the face of the WWE, the coal that has now become the diamond. I give you the new WWE Champion, The Viper, Randy Orton!

Orton comes out slowly, looks at Booker T, Ryback, Long, Young, as he goes between them, then heads for the ring. Orton passes The Shield, then to the stairs and into the ring. McMahon and Steph clap for Orton. Orton shakes McMahon’s hand, then Trip’s. Orton looks at Steph, puts his hand out to her, and she reaches out and hugs Orton. Steph claps as Orton takes his mic.

“YES!” “NO!” “YES!” “NO!”

Orton – I told you so. I told you when I cashed in, you would not see it coming. Now I stand before you the 10th time, the Apex Predator of the WWE. (mixed, much pop) I’m not one for thank yous, but I think I can make an exception. After what you did for me Trip, I owe all of this to you.

Orton and Trip shake and hug.

Orton – As a matter of fact, everyone should stand and show this man the respect he deserves!

Trip – Now, since we own the place, we have eyes and ears everywhere, and I know Bryan is in this building. Here’s the thing Bryan, I know you have a personal issue, so I want to get in the in the open like men. Stand in the ring, eye to eye, do what you need, have a good cry. Do what you need to get past this so you can move on with your little career. So Bryan, come on out, wherever you are. Hold on. The Shield, you’re a little intimidating, he’s probably scared, step aside. No one touches Bryan, no one, on the stage, anyone. Bryan, come on out. You’re right Vince. We should make Bryan feel welcome. “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” Let’s play his music, make him feel at home! Come on out Bryan!

Bryan’s music plays, and he comes around the stage onto the ramp and out, looking really pissed off.

Trip – Here he is!

Trip motions The Shield aside and Bryan into the ring, but then The Shield attacks Bryan as he gets on the apron. Bryan slams Reigns and Rollins into the stairs. Bryan tries to get into the ring, but Ambrose pulls hand down. Bryan takes out Rollins and Ambrose.

Trip – Let’s get your feelings out, come on.

Bryan head for the ring and he’s speared from the side. They’re about to triple bomb Bryan, but Trip stops them.

Trip – This isn’t what I want. Bryan, come into the ring and say what you want to say, get it off your chest. Come on Bryan, you can do it. Show some guts, come on. That’s it, come on. That’s the fighting spirit. Come on, fight for it. Let’s talk, man to man. (Bryan struggles up with each of Trip’s taunting) Come on.

Bryan into the ring and eats an RKO. McMahon, Orton, Trip and Steph, arms raised across the ring over Bryan’s body as RAW goes off the air. The camera is pointed up at them, making them look that much grander.

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  • Jesse Sherwood

    Welcome to this week’s Raw Watch Party! I am your co-host Jesse Sherwood and we have an incredible show lined up tonight, as we will see the fallout from SummerSlam! Let’s Break it Down!

    1. Daniel Bryan overcame the odds and cleanly beat John Cena for the WWE Title! But his joy was short lived, as Triple H Pedigreed Bryan to allow Orton to cash in to become the Champ! What does this mean for the landscape of WWE.

    2. Speaking of John Cena, he is in the building tonight! With his injury obviously causing issues, will he announce that he is taking some time for himself?

    3. Punk and Lesnar took each other to their absolute limits last night! But The Beast proved that he is better than The Best! What will a dejected Punk do now?

    4. Christian got his “One more match”, but ended up falling short to ADR. Will Captian Charisma be able to keep himself in the title hunt?

    5. He went down, down, down into the burning Ring of Fire, but Bray Wyatt came out unphased. And after the match, his Family finished their destruction of Kane and carried him off! With their ominous warning of “Don’t send us anyone you want back”, what will happen to Kane now?

    All of this and more will occur tonight! What are you hoping to see?

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

    Hello everyone and welcome to this post-SummerSlam RAW. I think tonight is going to be one wild night after some seriously sick matches, and one heck of a swerve last night. I’m bummed that I won’t be able to hang out and shoot the bull with you, but I have writing to do, so I will be sending my comments through both Jesse and Gesus.

    Enjoy!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I called the cash in last night, but in a million years I never would have banked on HHH being the cause of it! Last night was a fantastic display for fans of the art of PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING!

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

      I agree, they did a lot of things right last night, and that swerve was one of them. There’s so many ways they could take this, and I’m itching to see where they’re going with it all!

    • David

      The fact that Orton and Triple H were both in Evolution. Would you like to see Evolution reformed with Orton playing the role of Triple H and Triple H playing the role of Flair? And if yes who do you have play Orton and Batista?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I do David, and I see Ryback as Batista and Wade Barrett as Orton.
        Corporate Evolution!

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

          Hey! I was the one who came up with Corporate Evolution last night!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I know, but it is taking off!

        • Xavier

          Mason Ryan as Batista, just because he looks like him lol

        • David

          I was thinking someone from NXT as Orton and Batista (Mason Ryan?) but I like your choices.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Ryan is a bit too green for it, but I could see an NXT star as Orton’s role.

          • David

            I was joking about Mason Ryan, I just said him because he resembles Batista.

      • Edward Beedle

        I would love to see Evolution return!

  • CJ Blaze

    I’m really looking forward to where things go now with the McMahon family angle.

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

      And Punk/Heyman!

      • CJ Blaze

        Agreed!

  • Xavier

    Most anticipated RAW of the year coming up

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Easily! The post Mania one may have more viewers than this one will, but this is considerably more interesting from a story standpoint.

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

      Absolutely, and just what the WWE needed after such blah of the winter and spring. Finally the E has stepped things up in a big way!

    • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

      Definitely! This may be the first must see Raw in over a year.

  • Edward Beedle

    Cannot wait for Raw tonight!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    :)

  • Danny Philippi

    Hello everyone. Is it me or does it seem that tonight is a preview of what’s to come in the fall. Also, are you ready for some wrestling?

    • Xavier

      I’m pumped

  • Xavier

    PREDICTION OUT OF LEFT FIELD: Cena cuts a going away promo only to be taking out by the Wyatts.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Nah, The Shield acting under McMahon orders!

      • Xavier

        I’m gonna go with the Wyatts. We’ve already seen the Shield/Cena

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Yeah, but them attacking Cena is too much too fast.

    • Edward Beedle

      I could see that happening.

  • Danny Philippi

    One minute and it’s SHOWTIME!

  • FrankTheTank

    Looking forward to Raw tonight more than any other this year. I posted this on an earlier post but I find it interesting that 10 years ago Orton won his first WWE Championship at Summer Slam followed by HHH kicking him out of Evolution the next night on Raw. Fast forward a decade later, Orton wins at Summer Slam and tonight on Raw we could see a reformation of Evolution.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It’s funny the cycles WWE goes through, eh? Personally, I love it, the ups and downs of the business.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Raw is going to be awesome tonight. Have a Great Raw Guys

  • Gesus Oliver

    Helllloooo, Ladies! Gesus is here!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    This opening video is freaking awesome!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    We open with Cena! This is sure to be fun!

  • Gesus Oliver

    The problem I hope we can avoid tonight with coming off a hot ppv, is a situation where the crowd goes into business for themselves.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Let them if they get bored! I love bizzaro crowds!

      • Gesus Oliver

        Agreed, it’s just crap like the wave and stuff takes away from the product. Hot crowds are always amazing.

  • CJ Blaze

    I was hoping Bryan would start, but we get Super Cena!

  • Danny Philippi

    The EX-CHAMP is HHHEEERRRRRREEE!

    • Gesus Oliver

      Notice how he isn’t wearing the shirt?

  • Jesse Sherwood

    WOW! Massive Cena Sucks chant!

    • BlazeKing

      It’s just annoying now. People scapegoating him for all of WWE’s problems… Plus the occasional bandwagon jumper here and there.

  • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

    This crowd could be a lot of fun!

  • CJ Blaze

    Cena’s got a black eye from last night…

  • Gesus Oliver

    Looks like Cena just found one of his balls.

    • Xavier

      Missing Balls now trending

    • Joe Dee

      #StayAtHomeSon

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Attacks will not be tolerated. This is your second warning. Anymore attacks coming from you will result in action being taken.

        • Matt

          Where the hell was an attack ??

          • Jesse Sherwood

            The original one that was in question was deleted. I posted a warning so that the individual in question got the point, as it was a second warning.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Cena’s respect for this business is amazing! And a torn Triceps? Damn dude! Take it easy on your body!

    • Gesus Oliver

      I have a cut finger I am crying!

    • David

      He’s going to be lucky when he retires that he can walk, he’s going to Hulk Hogan’s body now look healthy.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Sadly, I agree. He needs to slow down some.

      • BlazeKing

        He already has a weird walk kind of. He walks like his hip bothers him a lot.

  • rikkipickles

    rikkis in the blog tonight woowooo

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Welcome Rikki!

  • rikkipickles

    D-Bry!!!!!

  • Gesus Oliver

    As if going under clean wasn’t putting him over enough we have this. Fantastic. the crowd!

  • Xavier

    4-6 months wow. I actually think that time away is a blessing in disguise for Cena

    • BlazeKing

      Dude won’t take time to rest unless he is extremely banged up.

      • Gesus Oliver

        As Richard said, it’s now or never for him.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He needs this break! Dude should have listened to the docs. I’m not saying that he didn’t put on one hell of a show, but he needs to mind his health.

      • Xavier

        Agreed.

    • Alex

      Agreed, Cena has more then deserved the time off. Wasn’t he supposed to have surgery on his arm last year when we feuded with Big Show & Johnny? Or was that a different injury?

  • CJ Blaze

    YES! YES! YES!

  • Danny Philippi

    Loving every second of this night so far. It is like they are doing a torch renting or something like this.

    • BlazeKing

      Cena, Punk, and Bryan are all holding onto that SOB!

    • Xavier

      “Torch Renting”. Perfectly put. With Cena gone until the Rumble (more then likely) we will finally see if Bryan is capable of being “the man” in Cena’s absence

  • Tim

    Woohoo a lost sign in the audience.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Steph out to show remorse for her husband’s actions? I hope she fights the McMahon men!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Ouch! Bryan burned Steph!

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      Youch!

    • Gesus Oliver

      All’s we need now is Jericho!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        That burn was so hot, the sun said DAMN!

    • BlazeKing

      DB turning into the Attitude era Chris Jericho on Steph!!!

      • Gesus Oliver

        Cue breast implant vignette

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Please?

    • Xavier

      Steph getting her shots in to. B+ lol

  • Jesse Sherwood

    18 seconds and 5 minutes have put over one man more than 5 years of build ever could have!

  • Danny Philippi

    Are we now in grade school?

  • Jesse Sherwood

    B+? That makes Orton a D+ and Triple H a solid C!

  • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

    Oh snap!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Did Daniel take over Rey’s Ultimate Under Dog Mantle?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      And Jericho’s burning insults!

  • Xavier

    Yo Sherwood, tonight will do over 500 comments easily it looks like lol.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I hope Xavier!

  • BlazeKing

    I’m watching this segment like “Awwww s***”!!!!
    They’re seriously going back and forth and now i’m definitely reminded of Jericho with the beard, lol.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    BOOO! Security! We will see Bryan buying a ticket tonight!

  • Gesus Oliver

    Man, Daniel Bryan Really has this raw by the necktie. To bad he is getting escorted out.

    • BlazeKing

      The last time we saw “necktie” and “Daniel Bryan” in the same sentence, it didn’t turn out too well!

      • Gesus Oliver

        ;)

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Justin Roberts still has nightmares of that night!

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      You called it Gesus

  • Jesse Sherwood

    This crowd is going to take Raw hostage as a result of this!

    • BlazeKing

      Just like the night after WM29 haha

      • Xavier

        God I hope not, that was freaking annoying

        • Jesse Sherwood

          The Fandangoing was, but otherwise it wasn’t too bad. Count on nonstop reactions now, as this crowd is en fuego!

          • Xavier

            It gets pretty annoying. If fans don’t like the product then why buy a ticket. Chanting random annoying crap during a show won’t phase McMahon when he’s already got there money. Just saying

          • Gesus Oliver

            Lies, One day I am going to buy a front row ticket just to chant TNA over and over.

          • Xavier

            Lol knock yourself out

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Yes, but the fans paid their money to see it, so they have the right to chant what they desire. As long as it isn’t derogatory, I see little harm.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Worse, I think! I’m betting we get NO! chants all night!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    That is some AE levels of crowd reactions there!

  • Danny Philippi

    Quick poll: When does the WWE universe start chanting JBL?

    • Xavier

      Hopefully not tonight

    • BlazeKing

      If Cody Rhodes comes out

      • BlazeKing

        I swear I didn’t know Rhodes was going to pop up so soon, lol.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      First match!

    • Gesus Oliver

      I heard they were a pro history crowd and were going to chant LBJ.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    SS rematch! Rhodes/Sandow 2!

    • Gesus Oliver

      What is this TNA?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Nope, as WWE is the only company that does the same match 3-5 times in a month!

        • Gesus Oliver

          TNA was notorious for doing their main event from their ppv on free tv the next night. sigh. the good ole days

          • Xavier

            What is a TNA?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Really? Really?

    • David

      Another Summer Slam rematch tonight Kane vs. Bray Wyatt in a I Walk the Line match.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Sounds more like they are competing in a Field Sobriety Test!

      • Gesus Oliver

        Are you making a Johny Cash Joke?

        • David

          Yes I am.

  • Danny Philippi

    Oh great! A rematch from last night and it is not Punk/Lesnar.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Are they wearing the same colors? #colorblindness strikes again

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Sandow is in Purple, Rhodes in blue.

      • Gesus Oliver

        ahh okay.

  • Danny Philippi

    JBL is trying his hardest to be like Taz on commentary. The meaningless explanations part of it.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      JBL has really fallen hard lately on commentary. I’d rather have Regal or A-Ry!

      • Gesus Oliver

        Regal is fantastic on NXT

      • Xavier

        Mick Foley was great on commentary. They need to put him back in the booth

        • Jesse Sherwood

          He refuses to touch a “Magic Headset”.

        • Gesus Oliver

          After the words he said a few weeks ago at a tales from the ring, I’m saying he will be back no time soon.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    30 minutes into the show and I am already amazed! This could be the best Raw in years!

  • Gesus Oliver

    Do you think we will get brock tonight? How will they blow off this feud or do you think it’ll continue until WM between them.

    • Xavier

      I don’t think we’ll get another Punk/Lesnar match at Mania. I’m guessing Lesnar faces Rock or Taker, Punk faces Bryan or Austin.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Brock isn’t advertised, but there are teases at a new Heyman client, possibly a Diva!

      • BlazeKing

        I want Tamina Snuka as a Paul Heyman Gal

        • Gesus Oliver

          That could be the direction she needs.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            It came from NXT’s Tout account!

        • Xavier

          I think it’s gonna be Paige. She’s certainly not a Darren Young Gal now is she

          • Gesus Oliver

            I don’t see Paige being ready yet.

          • BlazeKing

            Paige is a staple to NXT right now. It’s impossible to pull her away right now. Tamina has been on the backburner for a while now.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Considering WWE’s pattern of calling up champions, I think it is only reasonable that it be her.

  • Danny Philippi

    I hear JBL chants. Bingo. #MindlessSheep.

    • BlazeKing

      The JBL chants comes from what those two do on the JBL & Cole show

  • John

    Loved the opening segment with exception to the end where Bryan was escorted out without resistance. Stupid!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And Cody furthers his main line push!

  • Xavier

    Glad the crowd didn’t crap on Rhodes/Sandow, solid opener

  • Danny Philippi

    By this rate, Sandow will have the worst reign as Money in the Bank.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Nothing could be worse than Ziggler’s run with the case or Swagger’s run after cash in!

  • Gesus Oliver

    Back in Feburary when I talked to Dusty he was glowing about how over his son was especially with that mustache. While it was great, I’m glad to see it finally gone. He can continue to grow.

  • BrooksOglesby

    You paid for your ticket, so do what you want, but if the wrestlers are putting on a solid match and actually trying, why not try to enjoy it instead of aping old crowds with announcer chants? I understand doing it occasionally if a match is really, really bad, but there’s no need to do that to two guys who could really use crowd support. It gets old fast (see: Fandangoing, et al.), and helps nobody.

    • Xavier

      Agreed.

  • Danny Philippi

    I great that Eric Bischoff is hired back. #joking.

  • John

    Why not have Sandow go over at SummerSlam if you’re just going to bury him the night after in a rematch? Now he just looks weak!

    • Xavier

      Relax, no one is getting buried.

      • John

        Please explain the logic of Sandow losing back-to-back against Rhodes then? It’s stupid booking.

        • Xavier

          To establish Rhodes has a credible threat as a babyface. That’s not stupid at all.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          It’s how the WHC winner is always booked. Logical, not by a long shot, but I’m numb to it.

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      MITB Winners are usually booked poorly in the beginning

  • CJ Blaze

    At NOC, Rhodes wins the WHC only for Sandow to cash in on him. You heard it here first.

    • Gesus Oliver

      Damn it Danny! Watch the spoilers!

      • CJ Blaze

        I would love for Rhodes to win it, but his dream may be crushed like Bryan’s

  • Danny Philippi

    Love Paul Heyman’s tone.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Heyman’s tone and pacing is something that you rarely see in modern workers. That old school promo making magic is so much better than most do these days!

  • Hayden Tyler

    lesnar and punk match was wresltemania worthy

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Preach!

      • Hayden Tyler

        from what i seen through pixles it was awesome

  • Xavier

    Naomi’s lips & booty are now trending in my mind

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Naomi… :)

    • BlazeKing

      I hear that booty has it’s own contract.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        And an insurance policy for a cool million!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    WWE has been taken over by the Eye of Sauron!

  • Hayden Tyler

    even though i hate cena i feel bad for his injury

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Cena needs this time off. He pours so much into this business that he should step back, heal, and come back with an even bigger fire!

      • Hayden Tyler

        yea but an injury is not why you should step back do like punk

        • Xavier

          Cena eats, breathes, sleep’s wrestling though. Only a injury would keep him out. He truly loves what he does

          • David

            Even the Cena-haters will miss him when he retires.

          • Xavier

            They’ll miss him even sooner then that, give it a month or two and Richard will be answering all types of “when is Cena coming back” questions in his mailbag.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I give it 3 weeks!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Amen Xavier. Cena is just too dedicated to building this business to step away short of an Edge career ending injury. I see him as the next Hogan, just more altruistic.

          • David

            The difference between Cena and Hogan, I can’t see Cena ever leaving the WWE.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            He won’t. WWE is his only home.

  • Danny Philippi

    Score update: Steelers- Who, Redskins- Cares.

    • Xavier

      I only watch regular season football as well

    • Hayden Tyler

      GRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNN BAAAAAAYYYYY PAAACCKKKERS ARE BETTER in the words of Anderson

      • Gesus Oliver

        Truth Wisconsin represent!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Does anyone else feel like their ears are bleeding when Layla’s music hits?

    • BlazeKing

      Sounds like I’m underwater.

    • Alex

      Yeah, she has one of the worst themes imo….

    • Hayden Tyler

      i didnt like stephs

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It’s at least tolerable though.

        • Hayden Tyler

          not really

  • Danny Philippi

    It’s refreshing to see AJ without Big E.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He’s is banned from AJ’s matches due to him “Intimidating” the other Divas.

      • -|AZ|-

        I see what you did there :-P

        -|AZ|-

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Sadly, that was the storyline reasoning given to us a couple of weeks ago.

  • Xavier

    Something just came to mind. Why not have Big E be the enforcer of Orton & Triple H? I thnk it’s time for him to move on from AJ anyway

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Makes sense, but that would be a major Sink or swim for him. I’d hate for him to end up in a Ryback Failure pathway.

      • Navin T. Ramkissoon

        I hope creative keeps Ryback far away from this feud as possible

  • Gesus Oliver

    Remember when Raw started off with a bang? That was good.

  • Scooter

    I said it in a previous comment section but I really hope this Bryan/HHH feud will rival Austin/McMahon. Could you imagine the pop when/if Bryan gets his hands on HHH and puts him in Cattle Mutilation? The arena roof will blow off!!!!!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I just am sad that Striker won’t be there to call the move!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Will Henry and Show come out during Ziggler’s Match and turn it into a 6 Man ?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Almost guaranteed!

  • Gesus Oliver

    I understand the storyline behind making DB leave the Arena. If they don’t bring him back soon they’re going to lose this crowd.

    • Alex

      They’ll probably bring him back right at the end of the show. Which is almost the golden rule for someone “not being in the building” or being “thrown/kicked out”

      • Jesse Sherwood

        He’ll buy a ticket for the main event, which will surely involve Orton.

        • David

          He’ll come in riding a (what’s a vegan drink?) truck.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            V-8 Truck!

          • Xavier

            Lol, that would be priceless. I’d mark out for that big time.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            *Bryan kicks Triple H in the head* Coulda had a V-8!

        • Navin T. Ramkissoon

          He Will Crash The Coronation

      • Gesus Oliver

        That’s why I said I understood it. they wait until then with how over he is it’ll be a shame. I could see plenty of people getting pissed. He is so over. They’re killing his reaction.

        • Xavier

          I disagree. Waiting to the end of the show only makes his pop increase. No need to overexpose him if they don’t have to

          • Gesus Oliver

            They could show stuff like him trying to get back in and stuff. Don’t need to let him in. just him disappearing is a bit cheap. Maybe even a ticket for front row, siting there for a while would be epic.

        • Alex

          Yeah and anything but Daniel Bryan is a disappointment for the crowd so it kind of hurts the rest of the show, so I see your point.

          • Gesus Oliver

            I knew you’d come around, they always do!

  • Danny Philippi

    Suddenly, the Shield have become the stooges for justice.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I’d love to see Ambrose and Ziggler feud!

  • David

    Wonder what Orton’s plates will look like.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Snake head and RKO I’m betting.

      • David

        probably right.

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      The Viper I am Guessing or something new maybe

  • Xavier

    That spear was epic x billion

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Looks like Rollins may have just been injured.

    • Hayden Tyler

      looks fine to me

      • Jesse Sherwood

        He’s limping a bit now.

        • Xavier

          Yeah he landed wrong

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I hope it ends up being nothing serious.

          • Hayden Tyler

            hes favoring it now

    • Gesus Oliver

      We all find out with this power bomb

  • Gesus Oliver

    I wonder what the point of that was.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Just them delivering justice for HHH… Who we discover was the one who brought them into the main roster so many months ago!

      • Gesus Oliver

        that’s a stretch.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Hey, I can dream right?

      • David

        Shield the Orton & Batista of Corporate Evolution?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          That could work really well!

          • Gesus Oliver

            Will only work if we get Crazy H and he starts pedigreeing his suit jacket.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Duh! HHH is the Flair of the group, so I fully expect him to start showing up to every Raw drunk!

  • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

    This is not helping the Shield. What are they doing to them?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I thing they are slowly trying to align them with Triple H.

      • Gesus Oliver

        If done wrong could be disastrous for the trio. Done right would be logical progression.

        • David

          If I were a wrestler, I would jump at the chance to be aligned with Triple H.

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

    So, when will Triple H and VKM appear? Before Orton’s Coronation? Will they be on the same page?

    • Gesus Oliver

      when they get DB back in the arena.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I think at the top of the third hour. Then we see the coronation as the overrun.

    • Xavier

      Del Rio isn’t connecting with fans much but he put on a hell of a match with Christian last night. One thing I’ve noticed with Del Rio that people don’t give him credit for is the fact that he seems to incorporate a lot of new moves into his arsenal very often. Can’t say that about most on the roster

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Call me crazy, but I think we could see a double switch again. I see VKM possibly aligning with Bryan.

    • Alex

      I thought about that. It feels a bit to quick but they did flip-flop on Triple H wrestling Curtis Axel a couple months ago so it’s possible for McMahon to be like “Hunter you were right before and I was wrong…..but now you’re wrong.”

  • Jesse Sherwood

    ADR vs. Botch Cara? NO! NO! NO!

    • David

      I felt I’ve seen this match 500 times already.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Because we have.

  • Steven

    Rey Mysterio to return after this match? Me thinks so…

    • Xavier

      Hope so

  • Gesus Oliver

    I just had an audible laugh. so much so that it scared my wife!

  • Danny Philippi

    I guess Triple H is forcing his “signee” down our throats.

    • David

      His stock has dropped though, no more blue lighting.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    FIRST DAMN MOVE! Cara is injured again!

    • Xavier

      Was thinking the same thing, looked legit to. There’s only one Rey Rey.

    • Hayden Tyler

      he was out for drugs

      • Jesse Sherwood

        He has been on the shelf once for drugs, 3 times for injuries.

        • Hayden Tyler

          oh did you notice the purple and yellow light wasnt on

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Thank the overlords it wasn’t! He doesn’t deserve special treatment!

          • Hayden Tyler

            the light gave me a headach

        • Matt

          That’s a lie. He was suspended after he failed to provide a valid prescription prior to Money in the Bank in 2011

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

      Here we go! When are they going to release him? I don’t like people to lose their jobs, but this is a bit much!

    • BlazeKing

      His white colored outfits are friggin cursed man…

    • BrooksOglesby

      Can’t say for sure how legit that was. The replays made it look like nothing happened, and Del Rio’s attack made it seem a bit like a work. On the other hand, it’s a weird angle, when they could’ve just had Del Rio intentionally “injure” Sin Cara. Weird segment, no doubt.

  • CJ Blaze

    Was that legit?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Yep, sure looked that way.

      • CJ Blaze

        Dang. Guy can’t get a break

  • Xavier

    Ricardo!

  • Gesus Oliver

    Man Drugged up hardy at Victory Road wrestles better than Cara.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Ricardo is managing RVD!

    • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

      I didn’t see this coming

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Expect the unexpected!

        • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

          It’s been awhile since the WWE surprised this well, this often. They are on a good roll lately.

  • Xavier

    Ricardo & RVD is a very odd pairing

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Not really, considering WWE has been looking for a way to program the two of them together.

      • Hayden Tyler

        now they need and drug manager to be zeb and can say WEED THE PEOPLE

  • Xavier

    THought he was gonna say Rey Mysterio

  • BrooksOglesby

    THE WELLNESS BRIGADE. NO ONE GETS HIGHER THAN THIS TEAM.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Ricardoooooooooooo Rodriguez!

  • BlazeKing

    Woah what in the actual hell… Ricardo & RVD?!

  • Gesus Oliver

    ricardo with RVD? interesting. Happy to see our next WHC.

  • Alex

    I might be alone on this(probably not) but when Cara was injured and they replaced him with Hunico I actually really wanted them to keep Hunico as the Cara character. Does anyone else think that would of worked better? Hunico isn’t as agile but I feel he’s more solid in the ring.

    • BlazeKing

      I kinda wanted them to keep both around. It should have evolved into them eventually becoming a tag team (Cara Uno & Cara Dos) and feuding with Primo and Epico. Then after about 2 reigns they could have split up with one disappearing then re-emerging as Hunico.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I agree. Hunico is so much stronger in the ring, but can’t do as many of the acrobatics the kids love.

  • Robert Olley

    Another diva match botch? Im really thinking its a work now

    • Jesse Sherwood

      No, it looks like it is just an incompetent streak in the entire division. Layla kicked out too soon.

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

        And the ref didn’t cover well at all. He’s not as great as he claims online.

      • Robert Olley

        I see i can only read results so just going off that

  • Stephen Cash

    I’m glad Rey didn’t show up. I don’t want to see that fued for the millionth time.

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

      Not just that, but RVD was a nice little swerve. Those two could be solid together. Meaning RVD and Ricardo, not RVD feuding with ADR. ADR is just lame. Though, not as lame is Sin Cara right now.

  • Hayden Tyler

    Swogger on the right

  • Cubed56

    Finally here gentlemen, have I missed anything of worth?

    • Xavier

      Yeah Bryan beat Orton, HHH & McMahon in a handicap match in less then 18 seconds

      • Jesse Sherwood

        And I cashed in MITB twice to unify the World Titles!

        • Cubed56

          Best raw ever!

      • Cubed56

        God thing I dvr’d then, lol.

  • BlazeKing

    Man, I love how Zeb Colter is basically a parody of the whole Fox News channel!

    • Xavier

      Lol, so true.

  • Xavier

    This whole “We The People” crap is beyond stale at this point. Cesaro is a terrible fit for Zeb and Swagger is below average at just about everything

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It got a decent reaction tonight, so I think it still has some gas.

      • Xavier

        That’s because they’re on the West Coast. Del Rio got a good reaction to

  • Jesse Sherwood

    You know, I love Zeb as a character. I may not totally agree with his beliefs, but there is some conviction behind them.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    PTP has turned face!

  • BrooksOglesby

    Not to turn the discussion political or anything, but I’m a little surprised Zeb didn’t imply anything about Darren Young’s recent news. I’m glad they’re still treating Young the same, but as faces, apparently.

    • Xavier

      Honestly, me too. I think Zeb shooting on Young would be distasteful

  • Stephen Cash

    I love Zeb Colter! He’s gold. Now if they could just push Cesaro. I hope the being in Ohno soon to team with him!

    • BlazeKing

      Ohno’s in the doghouse because he isn’t working on his physique (according to HHH) That dude has lost a LOT of weight since the indy days!!!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Cesaro needs to receive a mega push. The guy is talented and deserves a good enough push for it

    • Gesus Oliver

      true. His time is running out too

      • Xavier

        Cesaro will be fine. His time isn’t now though.

  • Hayden Tyler

    im surprised they arent running a storyline on darren young

  • Xavier

    I bet Darren Young picks up the pinfall

    • Cubed56

      I’d actually be a bit upset by that. I have no issues with Darren Young’s lifestyle whatsoever, I just don’t want anything to feel forced.

      • Xavier

        PTP actually came off well as faces tonight. I still think Titus is the one who should get pushed of the two. I certainly understand were you are coming from as well

        • Cubed56

          I agree Titus is the better of the two and has more potential, I just feel unwarranted backstage heat could come there way.

    • BlazeKing

      Nailed It!!!

  • Xavier

    So the Prime Time Players are faces now?

  • Danny Philippi

    I hope that Colter goes on a tirade after this match ends.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Knowing how Vince is, I’m surprised there is no retribution or ribbing of Darren Young. the fact they aren’t making it a storyline or letting it dominate the commentary is another amazing thing. E is doing something right. Reminds me of how stupid TNA was with Orlando Jordan.

  • Xavier

    LOL. Cesaro jobbed out to Darren Young. Let the backlash begin

    • Cubed56

      I hope to god there is no backlash backstage on the PTP’S possibly receiving a push cause of Darren’s announcement.

      • Xavier

        Your right, Vince has to be very careful with how they handle all of this.

  • BrooksOglesby

    WWE’s not forcing a thing with Darren Young, at least not yet. The crowd reaction was clearly already there for him (and Titus). A push to the main event scene would be forcing it, but giving the guy a hot tag spot and a pin to solidify the team as a face is just smart booking, given the circumstances.

    • Xavier

      I figured he’d get a nice pop in LA. Not sure he can sustain that down South though for obvious reasons

    • Cubed56

      Absolutely agree, just feel there are still gonna be moons out there who complain about it.

    • John

      Giving the circumstances? So we are now wanting guys to get a push because they came out as gay? How about we stop patronising him & treat him as he would normally be treated?

      No wonder people in the public eye feel pressured into hiding their sexuality, considering everyone wants to make a big deal out of it when they do.

  • Gesus Oliver

    I wondering where they’re going with this Shield Handicap storyline.

  • Danny Philippi

    THe Shield better be paid double time tonight. First Zigs and now Show.

  • Stephen Cash

    So much for “slowly” aligning the shield with HHH…

  • Steven

    Show conveniently forgets that he has an iron-clad contract when the odds are stacked against him.

  • Danny Philippi

    Finally, Ryder got camera time on Raw. Oh shoot it’s Fandango.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Fandango-bombing!

  • BlazeKing

    Man, they’ve got to do a better job at product placement & in-show ads…

  • savokes

    Hmmm….going back to when Orton won the MITB match and then his involvement in the DBry/Cena storyline, he’s not been attacked by the shield at all…if my memory serves me correct…while both DBry and Cena have been attacked, with Orton actually walking away at one point…just seems interesting to me

  • Danny Philippi

    Rybore, Rybore, Rybore.

  • Xavier

    I have no clue where they’re going with this whole Ryback angle.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He’s a bully… Be A Star!

      • Xavier

        That slap looked painful lol

      • Hayden Tyler

        but there protesting bullying this is not

      • BlazeKing

        Or be like Big Show and be a planet!
        *runs and hides from the WMD*

  • BlazeKing

    Ryback is channeling his inner “What?!” era Stone Cold Steve Austin.

  • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

    This episode of Raw is getting disappointing.

  • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

    I thought he was going to say bend over.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I was worried Heidenreich was coming out…

      • Navin T. Ramkissoon

        Michael Cole should have been more worried there lol

        • Jesse Sherwood

          We need more poetry in Ryback segments!

        • BlazeKing

          He was sitting down so no worries for him lol.

    • Xavier

      LMAO

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    With all the Ryder vs Catering References In the Past I was kind of expecting Ryder to come to the caterer’s defence. And seriously what is the point of this garbage with Ryback?

  • Stephen Cash

    Didn’t Mike Knox use Bray Wyatt’s finisher?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      The swinging STO? I think so.

      • Hayden Tyler

        mike didnt kiss them though

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Who is the caterer? We don’t usually see someone in a minor role 2 nights in a row

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Because we have had an incident tonight, I must remind everyone to keep this civil. ANY attacks on others will not be tolerated.

    • Xavier

      What happened?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I’m going to leave it at that. But the person affected knows who they are.

  • David

    Did Big Show lose weight?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He has been since he was out. He dropped 30 if I remember right.

      • David

        He definitley looks it.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          He looks to be in the best shape of his career!

          • David

            I would say best shape of his WWE career.

    • savokes

      i was about to ask the same thing

    • BlazeKing

      Until he finds it again! (He made that joke about himself the last time he lost weight and gained it back)

  • Danny Philippi

    Rollins is getting harassed like pork ribs in JR BBQ sauce.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I haven’t been able to see it, but did Rollins look ok here?

    • savokes

      Still has a pretty good limp

      • Jesse Sherwood

        *Shakes head* I was hoping he wasn’t. Did he at least have limited ring time?

  • Xavier

    Something is up with these 3 on 1 handicap matches involving The Shield.

    • Stephen Cash

      They are going to show that the shield is aligned with HHH tonight. And that is why anyone who says anything is being taken out by the shield. I hope Jesse is right and HHH says that he brought them in months ago in the first place. That would be awesome.

      • Xavier

        That would be very interesting

  • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

    Again this did not help the Shield.

    • Xavier

      This has to be leading up to something

      • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

        It better.

      • Alex

        You might be onto something…..I get a weird feeling that they might turn the Shield face….

        • Jesse Sherwood

          The Shield must take offense to the fact they are being used as puppets.

          • Alex

            Exactly, they could rebel against Triple H & Mr. McMahon, the only major flaw is the feud they’re starting with Big Show & Mark Henry but stranger things have happened.

  • Steven

    The Miz also spoke out. Next 3-on-1 confirmed?

  • Cubed56

    Punk will apologize to Heyman just to get him in the ring, make it feel legit, then hit him with a gts.

    • Steven

      I dunno…. Seems too logical.

      • Cubed56

        Exactly, recently the obvious has been happening

    • Xavier

      I was actually thinking the same thing

      • Cubed56

        You know what they say about great minds.

  • Robert Olley

    Got a feeling ptp could be taking the tag titles soon couldnt see them going single although id like titus to get a big push

    • Xavier

      Agreed. I’ve been wanting Titus to get a singles run for awhile now

  • Stephen Cash

    These 3 on 1′s may not help the shield, but they certainly aren’t hurting them…

  • Hayden Tyler

    Punk is pretty hurt

  • Jesse Sherwood

    If you did not see SummerSlam last night, I highly advise you order a replay of it and watch just for Punk/Lesnar and Bryan/Cena!

    • Xavier

      No love for ADR/Christian?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It was good, but I was burnt out on the match.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    DAMN! Punk laying a pipebomb!

    • Xavier

      That’s why he’ll never be the face of the company though

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Replied above Xavier.

  • Xavier

    Lol at the hecklers. What the hell is going on

  • Cubed56

    So much for apologizing!

  • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

    You can always count on Punk!

  • Xavier

    That’s why Punk will never be the face of the company. It was however a funny exchange

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Austin did similar things, as did Rock. That’s not going to hold him back!

      • Xavier

        That was the attitude era, different time. What worked in the 90s won’t really fly today

        • Cubed56

          I’ve got no problem with what punk did, if someone is gonna make offensive comments to you tell them to say it to your face like a man, or back off shut your mouth and be the female dog you are.

          • Xavier

            I have no problem either with that exchange, it was funny but Punk can’t do stuff like that and then expect Vince to make him the face of the company. Cena gets a lot worse thrown at him on a weekly basis and doesn’t let it phase him

          • Cubed56

            True, cena gets more but maybe not worse. Maybe it was a personal attack of some sort on punk that flipped a switch,who knows, cena mostly gets you suck chants.

        • BlazeKing

          Rock called Cena “CookiePuss” not too long ago. He also said ” You yabba dabba bitch”.

          • Xavier

            Yeah he called Cena that, not a fan though. Huge difference. Cena said some stuff to Rock as well

          • BlazeKing

            I remember. That’s when he said he’ll put his nuts on Rock’s face!

  • Cubed56

    That was awesome!!!

  • Danny Philippi

    Why they bring axle into this I don’t know.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Because Lesnar is absent.

  • BlazeKing

    #paulheymansarm Trending worldwide

  • Xavier

    Oh joy, we get to see Curtis Axel wrestle

  • John

    The Primetime Players getting pushed because Darren Young came out as gay? Embarrassing!

  • Rasputin

    So……it occurs to me.

    All Daniel Bryan has to do to beat Randy Orton is ask for a drug test.

    • Xavier

      LMFAO, post of the night

    • Lrgetrout25

      Edit: My brain is working poorly tonight, sorry.

  • Scooter

    Holy crap! Punk just took that guys nuts and put them in his pocket! What did the guy say or do though?

    • Xavier

      He boo’ed him

      • Scooter

        Ahh gotcha! Punk is laying into Axel right now!

      • Cubed56

        I think it was more then that, I’ve got surround sound in my living room, and you could hear a fan really yelling and berating punk, not exactly sure what he said, but it obviously set punk off.

  • Danny_Boy

    Axel hasn’t looked good at all when hes in the ring with Punk. CM continues to bury this guy.

    • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

      No so much now
      Ok better now

  • Hayden Tyler

    punk turns into Zack Gowen

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Not funny man!

      • Hayden Tyler

        sorry couldn’t resist

        • Gesus Oliver

          Man, that joke doesn’t have a leg to stand on.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            *shakes head*

          • Xavier

            I see what you did there

      • BlazeKing

        Nobody’s gonna stand in his way. Give it up, he’s doing it his way!

      • Gesus Oliver

        It’d be offensive if Gowen wasn’t such a prick in person.

    • Stephen Cash

      What’s wrong with you?

  • Xavier

    Closing in on 500

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I’m sure we will hit it. We still have an hour left and are closing in on the record!

      • David

        What is the record?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          441. I hope at the pace we are going, we hit 600!

          • David

            It looks like you’ll get it easily.

          • BlazeKing

            That’s going to be hammered by the end of the show!

          • Xavier

            Not sure we’ll hit 600 but 550 seems reachable

  • David

    The two biggest feuds in the WWE right now are wrestler vs. non wrestler(s).

  • Jesse Sherwood

    It’s young rapping Ron Simmons!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    We’re here…
    Catchin’ Flies… in his mouth…

    • David

      I love their entrance song.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Ok, I want to find out where WWE is ordering Bray’s aloha shirts!

    • Xavier

      CHEAP PLUG ALERT: wweshop.com lol

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Lol!

    • BlazeKing

      I’ve got like 5-6 from years ago!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I had some great ones in high school before I lost 140 pounds to join the Air Force and got rid of them.

        • BlazeKing

          I got mine from my time in the Army lol

  • Danny Philippi

    Wouldn’t be awesome to have Bryan,Kane, and the Wyatt Family team up to face the Shield, Orton, and Triple H in a 5 vs. 5 tag match. Maybe a War Games match for all WWE.

  • BlazeKing

    They know that is not the Truth they seek, and they find him again!!!
    (Can you imagine R-Truth singing along with the theme? Lol moment right there.)

  • Gesus Oliver

    Wow, I can’t believe the Big Show match out me to sleep. I am back now

  • Xavier

    441

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And the record has fallen! Thanks everyone, and lets set an even higher one!

  • BlazeKing

    Yes, he did the dance!!!

  • Gesus Oliver

    when ever Bray does that move in the corner I can’t help but think “Paint me like one of those French Girls”

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Sister Abigail.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Such a simple move, but very psychologically effective!

  • Cubed56

    So Bryan is obviously number one face with cena on the dl, punk may be two, but who can step up in the next 4-6 months and establish themselves as a new go to main event guy, this may be the best, only, and last chance for some guys.

    • Xavier

      Agreed. This is Bryan’s time to sink or swim. The table has been set for him. It’s all on him now

      • Cubed56

        No doubt it’s Bryan’s time, but can anyone see step into the main event picture.

        • Xavier

          This is as good of an opportunity for Ziggler as he’ll ever get to step his game up, he sure has done a lot of crying on the net as of late so he better damn well step up if he wants it as much as he claims

    • Gesus Oliver

      Let’s be honest this is a huge issue many including myself have written about. No one on the roster are trying to claim that opportunity. They have had all year from Rock returning to even now. No one wants it.

      • Cubed56

        With all due respect, nobody had a chance with rock coming back, he stole everyone’s chance and relegated everyone to the back burner cause wwe was so focused on the cena rock feud.

        • Gesus Oliver

          I disagree. People could elevate their wrestling ability. Demanded mic time and better their chance there. All eyes were on the product.

          • Cubed56

            Yea but when people demand stuff they get s**t on(see Ryback) and all eyes were on the product yes, but when the product is geared towards two people 24/7 it’s hard for anyone else to step up.

      • Xavier

        This is as good of an opportunity for Ziggler as he’ll ever get to step his game up, he sure has done a lot of crying on the net as of late so he better damn well step up if he wants it as much as he claims.

        • Cubed56

          Agreed, I love Ziggler, but damn he needs to stop whining and do his talking in the ring

  • Steven

    Am I the only one to not see what all the fuss is about regarding the Wyatts? Esp. when analyzing the in-ring work that all three have put forth (and yes, watched their NXT stuff, too!)… they’re incredibly disappointing from an in-ring standpoint and I know that its probably the stigma of being a “big man”, but there have been so many who have broken that barrier now.

    Don’t get me wrong, from a story standpoint, things are interesting… although we pretty much know that Kane joins the family. And yes, their entrance is awesome. Other than that – am I missing something?

    • Xavier

      The gimmick is great but the in ring work is subpar

    • BrooksOglesby

      Yeah, their appeal was never their in-ring work. It’s a throwback gimmick in that it still has that mystique to it, a la Undertaker, but it still feels fresh. Personally, I’m a fan because Bray kills it on the mic. He sounds like he’s believing every word he’s saying. You don’t even need to listen to what he says, just the way he says it.

      They’re not the whole package, at least not now, but I welcome any new character as compelling as the Family.

  • Stoney

    D-Bry went all attitude era on Steph, he took one out of Y2J and Rocks book

  • BlazeKing

    Primo & Epico For the WIN!!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wait, WTH is this?

    • Cubed56

      Primo and Epico repackaged.

      • Xavier

        Is that really them?

        • Cubed56

          That’s been a rumor for awhile and it did kinda look like them.

        • BlazeKing

          It is.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Please, no!

    • David

      It looks like they took Tito Santana’s El Matador gimmick and combined it with Justin Credible’s Aldo Montoya

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Wait, that was Justin Credible?!

        • David

          You didn’t know Aldo Montoya was Justin Credible?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Nope! But that’s just awful!

          • David

            Yep Justin Credible was the guy who were the jock strap on his head.

          • Xavier

            The Portuguese man of war

      • BlazeKing

        Ironically, Epico used to work under the name “Tito Colon”.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Los Conquistadors?? EDGE AND CHRISTIAN ARE BACK!

    • Xavier

      Lol

    • BlazeKing

      Wrong country lol. I know it was j/k tho.

  • Xavier

    A new luchador tag team. Interesting. Glad to see Vince adding to an already good tag division

  • Rasputin

    WAT. No WWE. No. STAHP.

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    Hope it’s Primo & Epico, would hate for two NXT prospects to be thrown into that gimmick

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I hate that anyone has that gimmick! BAKA!

      • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

        can’t kill the gimmick after one video package…..

        • David

          It will only work if they bring back Tito Santana as their managers. If you’re gonna go lame go all the way.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Amen!

          • David

            They can even brink in Tito Santana’s sister A Reba McEntire.
            (See Wrestlemania 8 to get that reference)

          • Jesse Sherwood

            That was just awful…

          • David

            You’re response should have been. WILL YOU STOP.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I need this…

          • David

            You need what?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Sorry, Pictures need a refresh to see I guess.

          • Xavier

            One of my favorite Wrestlemania’s. Very underrated

          • David

            I love that Wrestlemania for one man, and that was Bobby Heenan, he was at his absolute best.

          • Xavier

            Hart vs Pipper. Heenan: Two ugly people staring at each other. Still a classic heel line. Heenan + Moonson = Greatest commentary team ever.

          • David

            I agree 100% The Attitude Era fans can have Ross and Lawler, But I’ll take Heenan and Monsoon over them any day of the week.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            And I’ll take Lance Russell over both of them!

          • David

            I loved the banter between Heenan and Monsoon. Two guys that worked well off each other. Hated each other on screen, but loved each other off. I still remember watching the Nitro after Monsoon had passed, and seeing Heenan being choked up.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            They were great and are the best two man team in my opinion. But Lance was a starmaker.

          • Xavier

            Russell was the greatest but as a team nobody tops Heenan/Moonson

        • Jesse Sherwood

          No, but it just screams bad early 90′s gimmicks to me. I want to run to the hills on that one.

        • Xavier

          Exactly

      • BlazeKing

        Hey, we’re not in Japan!!! No bakas over here!!! I’m tired of them Sneeeeeaaaaaking across our borders!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Lol, I didn’t expect someone to catch that! Bravo!

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    not sure why everyone is already assuming it’s primo & epic, if they’re getting repackaged it doesn’t mean they have to be repackaged together in a tag again…they’re not the only latino wrestlers, can’t forget that hunico totally flopped without a mask on him.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Body size is wrong for Hunico though. It looked like them.

  • Gesus Oliver

    As many of you know I am a fan of the Fandango gimmick. When I see crap like the matadors while trying to remain open minded, I can just hear TNA doing their whole “no characters just wrestlers” promos.

    • Xavier

      I always hear TNA say “no new stars, just WWE rejects” whenever I hear a promo, you gotta read between the lines lol.

      • BlazeKing

        Well Kurt left WWE, he didn’t get fired; just released.

        • Xavier

          But he sure has been looking more & more like a reject though

          • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

            so true

  • Xavier

    The Usos deserve to wear some gold, they can flat out work. I’d love to see them in a TLC match

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      still dream about seeing the shield vs. the usos & rikishi

  • Xavier

    Another Shield beat down?

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Fandango-bombing… Still better than Ryback!

    • BlazeKing

      Reminds me of when Goldust used to pop up out of nowhere!

  • Steven

    The man of a thousand theme songs & a thousand let-downs.

  • savokes

    Miz and Ziggler do that same knee slide into the outside corner of the ring with the same sort of pose…

    • BlazeKing

      I think Danny Davis trained them both when they were in OVW.

  • Cubed56

    Would love to see Barrett join up with HHH and Orton.

    • Stephen Cash

      I would love to see Barrett learn how to do his job… Be entertaining…

      • Cubed56

        Lol, we’ll said, could definitely learn from HHH, and learn how to develop a real dark side from Orton.

    • Xavier

      I’d rather see Big E in that spot. I’ve given up on Wade Barrett

      • Cubed56

        That’s why Barrett would be perfect, he needs help, big e you can see has talent, the look, and is actually good on the stick, he will be fine on his own, however I wouldn’t mind it in he was involved in it.

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    hoping for evolution reunion minus batista; seems unlikely but let a man dream

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I can do without Flair as well.

      • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

        I’m just hoping for some sort of stable forming out of this, maybe even a “‘New-Age’ Corporation”

      • Alex

        I agree, Triple H & Orton are well established veterans they can be the Flair(Triple H now) & Triple H(Orton now) of “Evolution” but now they can bring up some other wrestlers if they were to form a group.

        • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

          way better idea, kudos.

        • David

          The Shield

  • Jesse Sherwood

    :)

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Refresh to see picture here.

  • Stephen Cash

    When Barrett receives more cheers than you… You know your life sucks…

  • Jesse Sherwood

    A “Let’s go Barrett” Chant? What’s going on?!

  • Josh

    I have a feeling that JBL may team with Orton & HHH

  • Gesus Oliver

    This raw has been a huge let down. Only good parts were them killing DB’s pop by kicking him out and that Segment with Punk. Otherwise there is nothing memorable and quite frankly worth watching.

    • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

      I’ve been very let down, but I hope what happens next saves the show

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Anyone else get the feeling Steph is intentionally driving this wedge between VKM and HHH?

    • Alex

      It would make for an interesting story line if Triple H has to feud with his wife.

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    Forgot how much I enjoyed these Watch Parties, really missed them when my laptop broke.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It’s great to have you back Mike!

      • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

        Thanks! Great to be back!

  • Stephen Cash

    I think this raw has been solid… Missed DB, and I wish they opened with “behold the king”, followed by “I hear voices I my head.” But it’s not been a bad show.

    • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

      I wasn’t looking forward to “not a bad show”

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    already loving this segment.

  • Xavier

    Shield playing secert service for McMahon/HHH lol

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It fits!

  • Stephen Cash

    I like how the shield is running security! I hope they form a evolution corporation faction!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    So the McMahons are unified! It was all a set up to gain a Corporate Champion!

    • Xavier

      I think that was the right call

  • savokes

    Orton never makes it to the ring? DBry attacks him in the back while everyone is out at the ring…

    • Stephen Cash

      I was think the same thing.

  • Cubed56

    Would love to see the Sheild actually side with Bryan, since they thrive on justice by taking care of injustices(allegedly) Pretend to join the mcmahons and turn, ala the new age outlaws when they pretended to join the corporation.

  • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

    getting close to 600

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Yep! We have a special night tonight!

    • BlazeKing

      So close…

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Trips sounds almost identical to VKM and still retains some of his 20 minute heel promo stature!

    • BlazeKing

      It’s scary. He *was* in almost every iteration of The Corporation though.

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    personally. personally. personally. personally.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Minute 4 of the 20 minute promo…

  • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

    They are building to something big

  • Cubed56

    Anyone else find it a coincidence that HHH screwed over DB, while Bryan’s mentor HBK was in attendance?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Pure irony!

      • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

        What about HBK’s beard

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Personally, I hate it. It looks like a wig on his face.

          • Xavier

            Lol so true

      • Cubed56

        But maybe could evolve into something.

  • Xavier

    Triple H just said he checks his ego. I literally laughed out loud at that. Was that a jab at the IWC?

    • Cubed56

      Same here.

      • Xavier

        Keep in mind, I’m not a Triple H hater but I still thought that was funny as hell

        • Cubed56

          I agree, I’m a HHH fan, but just like you I had a good laugh at that line.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I just spit water all over my monitor!

  • Gesus Oliver

    Am I the only one that thinks this segment sucks too?

    • Gesus Oliver

      Cool Thanks!

  • BlazeKing

    Leave it to Teddy Long to be the only person on stage to be clapping hahaha!

    • Xavier

      He’s gonna set up a tag match

      • Dan

        He’s talking about it now. HHH, Steph, and Vince vs Daniel Bryan & Bella Twins on next week Raw

        • Xavier

          Lol

  • Steven

    Did someone say bury?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It’s what HHH does best!

      • Xavier

        Oh here we go

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Joking Xaiver.

          • Xavier

            Lol I hope so

  • Xavier

    That Steph/Orton hug was instant heat

    • ZGood

      Yea she quickly got over that whole him punting her father and harassing her thing a few years ago

    • BlazeKing

      I’ve never seen heat arrive so fast!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Anyone want to see Bryan vs. HHH?

    • Gesus Oliver

      Nope HHH wouldn’t lose clean. It’d just be stupid.

    • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

      YES……

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    anyone catch a glimpse at the side plates yet?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      No clear shots.

    • BlazeKing

      I think the Cena plates are still on

  • savokes

    That’s right kids…cheat and disobey your boss and you’ll get rewarded with the ultimate prize…

    • Xavier

      It’s the American way

      • savokes

        haha, true

      • Cubed56

        In the words of the late great Eddie Guerrero”we lie, we cheat, we steal”

  • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

    They are going to end this with a lot of heat.

  • Xavier

    600. You called it Jesse

    • BlazeKing

      It’s true. It’s damn true!!!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Called it!

  • Gesus Oliver

    I hope Daniel Bryan can save this segment and Raw.

    • Stephen Cash

      You complain too much…

      • Gesus Oliver

        At least I’m voicing an opinion. Haven’t seen you say much.

    • Xavier

      This RAW was solid. I think your expectations were way too high or perhaps you miss Cena already :-)

      • Gesus Oliver

        After coming off a ppv that hot, they really needed to keep that heat going, I think this Raw was slow and boring compared to the other raws that they’ve had. They had a hot opener then killed with with Divas. then finally punk came out and then bam killed again. I wasn’t even entertained. Usually I am enjoy a show but it was just so slow.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Anyone on the stage? Shield aren’t on the stage! And could we see a return?

    • Gesus Oliver

      a return?

    • Gesus Oliver

      What do you mean return?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It didn’t happen. I was thinking an older star come out and destroy Bryan, but they went predictable with The Shield.

  • Cubed56

    So much for the Sheild face turn, damn it!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Welcome to the Corporation 2.0!

  • BlazeKing

    The whole roster could bum rush The Shield right now, but nobody’s moving an inch.

  • Cubed56

    Could possibly see cena here one last time before he departs? Giving Bryan a hand.

    • Xavier

      Is somebody missing Cena already lol?

      • Cubed56

        No just figured he would’ve liked to close one more raw before he’s gone. Lol

  • Xavier

    Epic watch party here tonight. Love chatting it up with my wrestling brothers on here

  • savokes

    think this was done because of Cena’s injury? Pushing a “proven” guy like Orton because they might not trust DBry yet?

    • Xavier

      Somebody put it perfectly. Cena is renting the torch out to Bryan while he’s out but at the same time if D-Bry can sustain ratings or boost them then Vince will consider making him the guy. This is a trial run for Bryan to see if he can sustain all the momentum he’s built up over the months. Can he surpass the Cena or will he suffer the same fate that Warrior suffered after he beat Hogan.

      • savokes

        Ah, I see…I must have missed that convo earlier in the night. Thanks brotha

    • John

      Of course they trust Bryan. This whole storyline is building towards putting Bryan over big. When this whole thing is over, Bryan will be getting Austin-like reactions.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        He’s already on the cusp of it. This storyline is the final big push over the edge!

  • http://tbrickert.wordpress.com/ TB rickert

    Do the heels outnumber the faces by a large margin now?

  • WyFo

    I’ve been watching WWE not too long. Since late 2009 and after 1 night this is easily the best storyline in my opinion since I’ve started watching.

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      No storyline will be better than CM Punk’s Rebellion

    • monty

      this is corporation 2.0

      shield
      orton
      HHH
      and mcmahon family

      also wouldn’t be surprised if Linda is the one that take’s DB’s side

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Monty, I don’t think we will ever see Linda on WWE TV again.

        • monty

          i think we will for sure

          • Xavier

            Same here.

  • monty

    i see DB as the next sone cold, a man who is gonna cause mxmahon’s a lot of problems and loose for next few PPV’s

    i see him loosing a lot yet fighting and than having his moment at WM30 where special guest referee this time will be HBK

  • Tim

    I can totally see why they want Orton on top. He is a huge ass kisser. He has 2 wellness strikes his promos are some of the most boring and he takes stone colds move and taunt

    • monty

      dude its a story line, DB will be bigger than he ever could have been if he stayed a champ

      now he is gonna be in the main event picture and possibly more

      • Tim

        Remember last year punk was kinda in the same picture. Where is he now. Out if the main event picture for 6+ months. With no sight of being in it for awhile so Bryan will get his moment in the sun than they will go back the same people. Bryan is a wrestler so wwe don’t want him to be on top forever.

        • monty

          tim i don’t know if you noticed but punk is still in the main event and than some

          fight taker and lesner now that’s 2 legit main event guys

    • Lrgetrout25

      2 wellness strikes? More like 10 that they have counted as two.

      • Tim

        Yea I was going to put that. But yea

    • Xavier

      Really dude?

      • Tim

        Really go ahead and name one thing wrong or false with what I said

        • Xavier

          Everything. Orton is the champ but RAW is being built around Bryan. The pay off to this whole angle will be Bryan beating Orton a couple months down the line after having to go thru Triple H, Steph, Vince and whoever they decide to throw in front of him before he finally catches Orton. It’s the classic “bad guy wins the battles but the good guy eventually wins the war” storyline. I think that is pretty obvious.

  • Gesus Oliver

    I don’t quite see the point in beating up Daniel Bryan like that. I know they’re trying to get over as a feel faction but having the roster on deck and Bryan getting beat up just seemed off. I am willing to let it play out but they could have definitely done better.

    • John

      I agree the segment could’ve been better, however Orton had to be the one who was made to look strong.

    • monty

      this is old school wrestling story line, they are trying to make DB look like the ultimate Victim.

      DB is gonna become even a bigger star just wait

      • Gesus Oliver

        With they way the crowd didn’t react and how the segment seemed flat I don’t know if that feeling got over. Regardless he will bounce back. I think they really mismanaged this raw and it’s a shame.

        • monty

          the crowd overall was pretty flat or maybe its just me

          • Gesus Oliver

            It was hot when the show started. Then they took away DB and put out Divas. Killed the show. No matter what argument someone can make it was a decent show, they killed the raw by kicking out DB. Then Punk started to save it and out came miz. Just dumb.

    • Rasputin

      Go back and watch early Attitude Era when Austin/McMahon was just getting started. It was the exact same thing. They are literally handing Daniel Bryan the keys to the babyface kingdom.

      • Rasputin

        Figuratively, not literally. Sorry.

        • Gesus Oliver

          I know what they were doing, it fell flat in my opinion.

          • Rasputin

            So did the beginning of Austin/McMahon. We just didn’t notice because we were all watching to see what DX did next and if we got bored we switched to Nitro.

            I know this because, I have every RAW and Smackdown from 1996-2002 on my computer and I’m currently in the middle of 1998.( BTW Thank Zod Vince isn’t an announcer anymore. We thought Adamly and Michael Cole were bad. I’d forgotten how painful it was to listen to Vince try and put guys over.)

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Vince wasn’t too bad, just grating. I’d take him over TNA’s team!

          • Xavier

            Don West was the reason why I never got into TNA. That dude made my ears bleed

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Tenay and Taz are so awful! When JB was on there instead of Taz, it was somewhat better.

          • Xavier

            WHAT AN INCREDIBLE MANEUVER in my Vince voice lol

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Well, Websters has added figuratively to Literally’s definition…

        • BlazeKing

          Almost broke a bottle over your head!

      • Xavier

        Exactly, I don’t understand how this is going over so many people’s heads.

  • Cubed56

    DB enlists the services of the Wyatt’s down the road, along with his old good buddy Kane to help take down the corporation 2.0, that would be awesome, also a way to see the Shield and Wyatt’s get at each other.

  • monty

    the IWC is so short sighted, DB’s future is brighter than ever before, yes it could have been good for him to be the champ now but imagine if he gets the title at WM30 main event

    patience

    this story line is gonna be given enough time to develop

    • Gesus Oliver

      It’s important to watch a storyline played out. I love how summerslam ended. I just think Raw killed the momentum they had running into this show. Daniel Bryan has to carry this company until Cena returns. On a roster where talent isn’t seizing the opportunity, Daniel Bryan is running with it like no one we have seen in a while.

      • monty

        didn’t he start and end the show?

        they are trying to make him look like a Victim, story line is gonna need some time

        • Gesus Oliver

          That he did, but people do all the time. They killed the crowd which brought the show down. it further killed the reaction I think the were trying to get with Daniel Bryan. I know they’ll recover next week and push it great.

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

      I said that while I wanted Bryan to win, Orty cashing in and winning would set up for so much more. That was so smart, and Trip’s turning made it even that much.

      That members of the IWC think this is the wrong move makes me crazy!

  • BrooksOglesby

    Great ending. Bryan’s crazy over and actually has the odds stacked against him. The payoff is gonna be huge. Can’t wait.

  • monty

    wouldn’t it be nice to see linda ans shane take DB’s side when he is closer to winning the title again, like old days the mcmahon family will be split

  • Rasputin

    Dear Universe,

    I promise to stop making fun of Randy Orton if people start chanting “One More Strike” every time he gets in the ring. That’s all I want.

    You hear me Universe? Have we got a deal?

    • monty

      wwe rebuilt orton over time, they didn’t give him a wwe title shot for a long time, just wait this story line has huge potential

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I require something of substance for that deal… How’s 20 years sound? JK

      • monty

        lol

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

    I hate saying someone is the new someone else, especially when it comes to someone like Bryan, but I got a HUGE Austin feeling from this episode of RAW. I think they did a great job of it tonight, and I know there’s so much more to come!

    • monty

      you remember when goldberg was beaten to pieces after he lost wvw title, this is what reminded me of that day

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

        But Bryan can wrestle and has more long term staying power than Goldberg ever did. I can see it, but I see more Austin right now.

        • monty

          oh no doubt, goldberg was the product of his time but he was very stiff, but DB and PUnk can have 5Star matches with any wrestler

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

            He was, and that’s why I think we could be in a better time in some ways, because the wrestling is great. I have my toes crossed that this will pan out as it should be.

  • monty

    WyFo

    Go back and watch early Attitude Era when Austin/McMahon was just getting started. It was the exact same thing. They are literally handing Daniel Bryan the keys to the babyface kingdom.

    i agree with you 110%, DB is about to get the biggest push of his career

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

      That’s exactly what I said, and how I feel. I’m so excited for Bryan and the WWE!

  • BrooksOglesby

    I hope everyone who’s a fan of Daniel Bryan enjoyed tonight. I know WWE’s killed a lot of things with potential before, but this is huge for Bryan, and it’s going to be a really fun ride if you let yourself enjoy it.

    • monty

      this is how the austin vs mcmahon era began and this felt the same way

      huge numbers against DB but somehow he will get the upper hand

      i was waiting for the beer truck or milk truck lol

      • Jesse Sherwood

        V-8 Truck!

        • monty

          lol word

        • Xavier

          Almost at 700 lol

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

            You guys did a great job tonight. I wish I could have hung out with you, but I have to admit that I knew you’d hit serious numbers after SMS!

          • Xavier

            Hey Kendra, would you be interesting in joining me, Jesse & Cubed56 in a wrestling group we got going on FB? If so, here’s the link

            https://www.facebook.com/groups/thatswhatwedo/

          • Jesse Sherwood

            And on top of that, I went over 3000 tonight!

          • Xavier

            Lol

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

            Goober!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            WAPSH! Quiet you! :P

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

            It’s my job to keep you in line!

        • jdl

          Better yet he stomps out there one week with a t-shirt gun modified to fire tofu from a tank strapped to his back. :P

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

        I was wondering how Bryan was coming out myself. I expect we will see some of that craziness, and I’m fine with it. It’s been long enough, and things have changed enough that re-visiting this storyline the way they are should work well. Bryan is the man for the job.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Amen sis! This is going to be remembered years down the road very fondly.

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

            I’m with you, though bummed I didn’t get to hang with you guys!

  • Pinkie Pie

    I love the potential of this rivalry between Bryan and Orton/McMahons so much. This could be something great.

    • monty

      this could be what austin vs mcmahon was

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

      Rasputin! I’m with you! Nice to see you here!

      • Pinkie Pie

        I think you replied to the wrong comment there, Kendra.

  • monty

    i see a classic 5 on 5 at survivor series

    also wouldn’t it be awesome if orton holds on to the title till WM and DB wins it back but this time special referee being Cena himself?

  • monty

    when cena gave the mic to DB in a way it felt like the torch was being passed

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

      Monty, I thought so too. It was handled in a really lovely way.

    • Xavier

      He’s torch renting

      • monty

        but cena also took a clean loss which her hasn’t done for many in the middle of the ring, in wrestling business you never know

        DB could become so big by the time Cena comes back that he will atomically become the #1 guy

        but 4-6 months long way to go

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

          My little girl almost cried when she heard Cena was going to be gone that long. I told her that she will have that time to enjoy Bryan. Hopefully she handles the attack on Bryan okay when she watches it tomorrow.

        • Xavier

          It’s always a possibility. Knowing Cena though he’ll be back sooner then that. I think Vince is using this has a trial run to see if Bryan can in fact surpass Cena. If Bryan can sustain ratings or boost them while Cena is out then he becomes the guy for sure.

  • Stoney

    I forgot how legendary Triple H is as a heel

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I also did, but in the same breath I realized I didn’t miss his 20 minute promos!

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

        I don’t miss Trip’s 20 minute promos because they suck to write! But as long as he doesn’t take over and do it too often, I won’t complain too much.

        He learned to be a heel from one of the best – Regal – and both deserve the props!

    • monty

      he was one of the best and most under rated, people hate on him because of many back stage politics but i feel like he has really invested himself within the company and now we gonna see the best of hhh and orton together

  • monty

    what’s good about this storyline is the fact now we are all guessing where it will go next, so finally some freshness in a main event title story line

  • monty

    wwe was looking to sign Flair so could we get evolution/corporation 2.0?

  • BlazeKing

    This has got to be the most posts in a thread on this site, ever.

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

      Yes, you guys blew it out of the water, and I knew you would after SMS. Jesse is the keeper of the numbers.

      • BlazeKing

        That’s beyond amazing. Daniel Bryan truly does bring out the best in wrestling! That and re-emergence of The Corporation.

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

          Now hopefully the ratings and his merch numbers are high enough to prove that he is the man.

          • BlazeKing

            It’s at the point where WWEShop could sell fake beards and they will fly off shelves!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Once again, thanks everyone for the incredible Watch Party! This is easily the biggest thread we have ever done! Over 700 and counting! That record got smashed tonight!

  • jdl

    This would have been a very good place to turn the Shield face in order to make way for the Wyatt family as the top heel stable. Have them turn on the McMahons for the sake of justice, actual storyline justice. Shame they’ve just become the goons in a new corporation.

    • monty

      its week 1 after SS, just give it some time

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

      I think Shield works better as muscle right now. Wyatt Family is too creepy to be McMahon muscle right now. Shield has a lot more to do before they turn, and I think turning after being pooped on by Trip and family for a bit would make more sense.

  • Rasputin

    The big reveal for this storyline

    HHH pulls off his face revealing Vince McMahon. Stephanie and Vince unzip and it’s really Patterson and Brisco.

    IT WAS ME BRYAN! IT WAS ME ALL ALONG!!!

    • BlazeKing

      I only had a little swallow of Pepsi left and you made me waste it. YOU MADE ME SPILL MY DIET SODA!!!!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        *Blazeking GTS’ Stoney*

        • BlazeKing

          It was the best soda in the world….

          *cries*

  • pol

    feeling excited for upcoming RAWs!!!

  • pol

    usos, wyatts, big show and henry, shield, young oneil, real american….

    we now have solid tag teams!

    only ic and us title storylines shud be improved…

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

      It’s hard for all of those things to do very well at the same time. It’s just the way it is.

    • Xavier

      Axel is floundering with the title. He’s not Heyman material

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

        I’m still not sure about that just yet. I’ve not been sold, but he looked really solid tonight.

        • Xavier

          I’ll give you that, tonight was the first night he looked solid in the ring. Still not sure he can ever get over on his own though.

          Thanks for the joining the group, BTW, my real name is Andre. Please feel free to add more wrestling fans to the group, we’re at 31 members so it’s still kind of small

  • Rasputin

    On a more somber note, was I the only one who was really disgusted when the fans cheered for Cena being injured at the beginning of the show?

    I mean, I’m not a Cena fan at all. I’m the guy that coined the phrases “Yawn Cena” and “The Chump is here”, but it’s kind of repugnant to cheer for a person being injured even if you’re just happy you aren’t going to have to watch them for a while.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I agree. While I think the time off will do the man a world of good, the circumstances in which he is getting it are poor. I really hope he will slow down and think about his long term health when he comes back. No one wants to see him in the same shape as Hogan when he is 50.

    • H.M.

      I think it was more of a knee-jerk reaction thing.

  • Ben

    Bed raw ive seen in months
    I don’t comment often but obligation deserved it
    But I wouldn’t be surprised if punk gets suspended after the thing he said
    Damn dude
    But hey real punk = great rates :))

  • sethpac_00

    Corporate Evolution/McMahon-Helmsley Era V2.0

  • Mohan Ramnath

    Gotta say HHH will always be one of the best heels he has the game face for it , well with the longer hair.

    as for how they screwed bryan, i dont mind cause he beat cena in a fair match. That was important as a wrestling fan. With orton being a heel, i hope he improves with his moves arsenal and not the same 5 moves like cena as randy does it in almost prefect order every time. As the legend killer he was bad ass as the viper it got very boring very fast, and if we get the HHH vs bryan eps its almost like Shawn vs HHH and some how shawn may come back and sweet chinn HHH in one of their matches.. either way raw should be very good i hope with these segments but the other mid card needs some life as 3 hours of raw usually only good for the last or beginning 15 mins which is very sad at time