RAW Results – Kane Falls To A Real Monster, Ryback Gets Cuddly, Vickie YOU’RE FIRED!

RAW Results July, 2013
From 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World

Pre-RAW Commercial

Cole talks about Vickie’s evaluation and how McMahon, Steph and Triple H will all be in the ring for that… The Cole is cut off for a bit of Wyatt Family video. We’re coming…

Show Starts

Video

A differently cut Wyatt Family promo.

Music & Pyro

Much longer music opening.

In Ring Segment

Maddox and Vickie in the ring.
Vickie – Welcome to Monday night RAW! I’ve been diligently working on MITB. Great names have been associated with the ladder in the WWE. HBK, Razor Ramon, Triple H! This ladder means something special to me, how I have climbed year after year with my career. (heat) if I fall, I’m holding all of you responsible.

Vickie climbs as the fans chant, “Fall! Fall! Fall!” vi sits at the top with Maddox holding one side of the ladder and a ref holding the other as if their lives depend on it. Maddox is replaced by a ref.

Vickie – There’s no book that tells how a woman can be successful in male dominated companies like GE and WWE. No one ever held my hand and said Vickie, this is how you run a show of manage Superstars. I have done everything on my own, navigated every mine field to give the best shows. The WWE ‘Universe’ and I haven’t seen eye to eye, but everything I’ve done is because of you.

King – Vickie, I’ve always wanted to say this. EXCUSE ME!! Vickie, in preparation of your job evaluation, the McMahon Family is taking in all factors, even the opinion of the WWE ‘Universe’. We can grade Vickie’s job on the WWE App. (It’s pass or fail!)

Vickie – Thanks for that info. I think this is the perfect time to say the ‘Universe’ has been my family. We have good and bad day, but at the end, we all have each others back. That’s why I know I’ll have your support for the match I have for you tonight. Cena will stand face to face with Henry! Tonight I have scheduled matches with the All Star MITB. Christian faces Kane. Orton face Punk. Sheamus against Bryan! That match is right now!

In Ring Segment

Bryan out yelling “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” Bry looks up at the case above the ladder.

Video

April 2, 2006, RVD won MITB!

Commercial

Bryan vs Sheamus

Bryan is still having the fans chant “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” just by raising his arms. Sheamus out to face him.

They lock up, Bryan backed into a corner. Clean break. They lock up, side headlock takeover on Bryan and Sheamus keeps the hold. Bryan pushes off but takes a shoulder block that drops him. Arm bar on Sheamus. Sheamus elbows free. Sheamus over and under Bryan, straight into a clothesline for one. Kicks on Sheamus’ leg. Sheamus comes back with blows, then knee drops. Sheamus pulls Bryan to the mat, knee on his head, arm barred. Bryan up, forces free and lands a high knee. Kicks from Bryan. Sheamus up, Bryan on his arm, Sheamus on Bryan’s face, then on Bryan for two. Jerry Lawler is trending on Twitter. Bryan on Sheamus, they struggle and Sheamus manages his back breaker. Bryan comes back clotheslines Sheamus from the ring, holds on with one arm. Bryan pulls himself up, runs the apron onto Sheamus, but Sheamus catches Bryan, holds on, then falls back landing Bryan face first into the barricade.

Commercial

Bryan pushes free of Sheamus. Upper cut on Sheamus in a corner. Bryan whipped, but up over Sheamus. Sheamus comes back with his Irish curse back breaker for two. Bryan kicks as Sheamus telegraphs. Sheamus with a high knee, then a back elbow on Bryan for two. Bryan into a corner, but gets a foot up. Sheamus scoops Bryan up, rolling senton on Bryan and the fans are mixed. Sheamus sets up, but Bryan ducks the brogue kick. Sheamus out, Bryan with his suicide dive landing right on Sheamus. Sheamus sent in and Bryan climbs. Big missile drop kick on Sheamus for two.

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!” from the fans. Bryan with the kicks, but Sheamus avoided the big one. Sheamus with his forearms over the top rope. Sheamus climbs, but Bryan hits the ropes, knocking Sheamus to sitting position. Bryan climbs and tries for head scissors, but Sheamus holds on and Bryan lands badly! Shoulder off the top on Bryan for two.

Both men are down and struggle up. Bryan up, but wiggling. Bryan slammed back into a corner, twice, and doesn’t hit white noise. Drop toe hold on Sheamus into the corner. Kicks to Sheamus’ head, twice, for two. Bryan climbs. Diving head butt, but Sheamus moves and Bryan eats mat for two. Bryan on Sheamus’ legs with kicks. Dueling chants for the Superstars. Bryan takes Sheamus to his knees, but Bryan runs at Sheamus is caught up, but Sheamus can’t hold on and Bryan rolls him back for two. Bryan tries to lock on his “NO!” lock, Sheamus reverses into the cloverleaf, but then Bryan counters and rolls Sheamus up for three!

Winner – Bryan (16:50)

Sheamus looks a bit frustrated as the fans chant “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” for Bryan. Sheamus over to Bryan, looks down at him, looks up at the case, then extends his hand. They shake and nod. Sheamus leaves Bryan the ring to celebrate.

Video

WWE.com reporter looked for the Wyatt Family compound. He had to ask for directions. Two guys with a pigeon in a cage in the back of a truck. “Couple miles that way. You’ll know.”

Commercial

WWE Rewind

AJ tried to distract Kaitlyn on Smackdown and was taken down for it.

Backstage Segment

AJ – I barely left Smackdown in one piece. If you hear thundering hooves, it’s Kaitlyn, why you laughing?
Big E – You beat her once, you’ll beat her again.

Ziggler comes in, AJ hugs him.
Ziggler – Big E, can you give us a second?
AJ – Can you watch for Kaitlyn for me? (To Ziggler) What’s wrong?
Ziggler – Don’t you mean what’s right? You haven’t been out there with me, but I still won. What about us being the power couple? Champ and Champ? No, you’re following Kaitlyn for some unknown reason. This is all about you right?
AJ – Baby, you know my only priority is for us to both walk out of MITB, and will do anything to make that happen. You will do the same? Come on baby, tell me you want to go all the way.
Ziggler – All the way to my third WHC.

Video

Recapping Henry’s career.

In Ring Segment

The Shield in the stands, but only Rollins and Reigns to the ring. They pose in the ring.

Commercial

Video

May 27, 2002 RVD wins IC Title in Ladder Match.

Rollins & Reigns vs Tons of Funk

Rollins on Clay, briefly, but then easily taken down. Sweet T tags in and they double team Rollins. Upside-down chicken wing on Rollins, then slammed to the mat. Clay tags in and they double team, then Clay tosses Rollins. “Albert!” chants. Clay splashes, but the second is missed as Rollins moves. Reigns tags in with clotheslines on Clay. Reigns holds Clay as Rollins tags in and kicks on Clay. Big kick to the side of Clay’s head on the apron. Rollins in and pins Clay for two. Reigns tags in and on Clay with blows to the body in the corner. Snap mare on Clay! Chinlock on Clay on the mat. Clay up, blows, but then eats a back elbow. Rollins tags in and they both work him over with kicks. Reigns tags in and whips Rollins into a splash, then a corner clothesline of his own. Reigns pins for two.

Chinlock on Clay on the mat as Sweet T tries to get the fans cheering. Clay head butts to Reigns gut, but Reigns back with big blows to Clay’s back. Reigns gets Clay up on his shoulders, but tumbles back and Reigns is pinned for two. Both are down, but then both tag out.

Clotheslines, blows, then a sick shoulder block to Rollins. Sweet T takes out Reigns, then rolling senton on Rollins. Rollins fight back. Rollins with a cheap shot on Clay. Rollins flies, but Sweet T side steps. Sweet T slams Rollins down for a long two. Sweet T telegraphs, is kicked for it. Reigns with a blind tag. Sick kick to the side of Sweet T’s head, then Rollins seems to run the ropes, but flies out onto Clay. Sweet T turns into a spear for three.

Winners – Rollins & Reigns (6:34)

Video recap of the end of the match. Rollins and Reigns pose in the ring.

Commercial

Video

More of the reporter in search of the Wyatt Family compound. A creep two story white house. Out behind is Rowan in his mask. Then Harper is there and Rowan is gone. Harper tells the reporter to follow him.

In Ring Segment

Cena (on stage) – Coming to you live from the land of pleasant living.

Cena to the ring. Grabs the mic, puts it on the mat, shows his back, waits for the right moment in his music, then poses. Mixed reaction, and lots of it.

Cena – We got a riled up crowd tonight! Hell, if I didn’t know any better, I’d think MITB is tonight. Earlier Henry said to get out there because he has to talk to him. I’m here, we’re just missing WSW! I’m right here.

Henry’s music and out he comes. Henry walks to the ring as Cena paces inside.

Henry – You go the same look on your face as you did last week. The look of fear.
Cena – I’m not afraid of you.
Henry – You should be. For 17 years I’ve starved.
Cena – You brought be out here to talk about a damn Snicker’s bar?
Henry – You know what, the old Henry would have laughed or did you some bodily harm. Instead, I’m gunna chill. You stand there and think you know who I am. I’m a new man. I known you for over ten years.

“What?”

Henry – I knew who you was before you knew who you was.

“What?”

Henry – You just like these people. You a puppet.

“What?”

Henry – That Title will validate my career. If I take that from you, without a shadow of a doubt, I be a first ballot HOFer.

“What?”

Henry – I sell out my own Mama for that.

“What?”

Henry – I even sold out my family.
Cena – Well then Mark, you better win this Sunday. You better win at MITB. I’ve won and lost it, but with respect. I look in your eyes and I see the man who is desperate. He’s leveraged his family, lied to these people all for leather and gold. You better walk out Champ Sunday, if you do, you deserve it. You don’t any you’ve lost everything. The respect of these people, 17 years!

Henry – You think I care what you think? All these people think? I don’t. Some of these people love you, some hate you.

Cena (shrugs) – Welcome to RAW!

Henry – Either way. You care. I don’t. There’s lines you won’t cross because of your goodness.

Cena – How could you not care about this?

Henry – You interrupt me one more time, MITB will start tonight.

Cena – Okay, you want to talk about crossing lines, do ya? (off comes the belt and shirt) You want to start MITB early, do ya? (off comes the dog tags, and he draws a fake line with his toe) There’s a line, cross it and I’ll whip your ass right now.

Henry – You want me to cross the line? For free? It’s MITB. I took a 50% pay cut before. I’m not losing money. You’ll get me on Sunday. (Henry puts down the mic, then picks it up) You want some, I’m gunna give you a sample. (off comes the shirt, he makes like he’s coming, then stops) (off mic) See you Sunday.

Henry rushes Cena when he’s not ready. Cena tries to come back and lifts Henry, but crumbles under the weight. Henry picks Cena up for a WSS.

“One more time!”

Henry grabs the belt, puts a foot on Cena’s chest, and holds the belt high posing. Henry then lays the belt across Cena and yells smack down at him on the mat. Video recap of Henry’s attack on Cena. Henry looks back at Cena on the mat, struggling with refs by his side.

Backstage Segment

Josh – You will be in the All Stars MITB, but tonight you’re facing Punk, any thoughts?
Orton – Punk’s always called himself the best in the world. Didn’t believe it when I beat him two years ago at WrestleMania, and I don’t tonight. After MITB, if Cena finds himself vulnerable like tonight, I won’t hesitate to take it from him.

Commercial

Jericho vs Axel

Miz is on announce as they talk about Vickie. Miz says he doesn’t want her job. Jericho’s music and the lights go out. Blinkie jacket and Jericho out. Video of Ryback quitting his match with Miz last week. Jericho then hit a code breaker on Ryback after that. Axel out with Heyman in tow wearing shades.
Henry – My name is Paul Heyman. For those of you who didn’t see Smackdown last week, I’m not here to market myself as a martyr once again for Punk. (off comes the glasses) No, instead, I’m here to bask in the glory of perfection. Perfection in the form of your IC Champ, Curtis Axel!
Axel – Jericho you say you’re the best in the world at what you do. You wear a jacket with Christmas lights, but all I need is the shine of the IC Title to let the ‘Universe’ know Axel has arrived. I’ve spent a lifetime to get to where I am, and I won’t let Miz or you stand in the way of perfection.

Chops to Axel. Shoulder block drops Jericho. Axel under and over Jericho, then into a drop kick. Clothesline to Axel, then another over the top and out. Jericho with a drop kick through the ropes. Axel bounced off the barricade face first, then sent in. Jericho on the apron takes shoulder blocks. Jericho comes back with blows, but a kick from Axel as Jericho comes in. Neck breaker on Jericho as he comes in. Axel gets two for it.

Commercial

Axel with Jericho’s arm and chin wrenched back. During the back Axel hit a lovely drop kick on Jericho as Jericho flew off the top. Axel on the second ropes, but Jericho moves and Axel eats mat. Shoulder blocks drops Axel, then Jericho up top with a big Axel. Another clothesline on Axel, then Jericho sets up. Axel counters. Axel rushes Jericho in a corner, but eats a boot. Jericho with a suplex for two. Jericho has held the IC Title 9 times, more than anyone else. Drop toe hold on Jericho for two. Miz talks about holding the IC Title. JBL reminds that he’s held it too.

Chops on Jericho in a corner. Jericho whipped, but moves and Axel eats corner. Jericho up top with a big cross body on Axel for two. Running bulldog, but Axel gets his knees up for the lionsault. Axel with a swinging neck breaker for two. Jericho runs the ropes, holds on and Axel lands on his back. Lionsault on Axel for two. Axel catches the code breaker, hangs Jericho up top, then Axel with a perfect plex for a long two! Heyman looks about to plotz. Blows on Jericho on the mat as Axel talks smack. Jericho reverses on Axel, sets up and locks on the walls! Axel walks to the ropes, so Jericho has to break. Jericho knocks Axel far off the apron onto announce. Axel gets in Miz’s face. Off comes the jacket and tie. Heyman grabs Axel and yells to get in the ring or get counter out. Axel into the ring and a code breaker for three.

Winner – Jericho (8:59)

Miz with a huge smile at Axel’s loss. Heyman pulls a freaking Axel up the ramp.

Video

Recap of Bryan reversing on Sheamus and getting the win.

Commercial

Video

September 29, 2003 – RVD hits a 5 star frog splash off the top of the ladder on Christian, then wins the IC Title.

Backstage Segment

Josh – Are you concerned that you both being in MITBLM will effect your friendship?
Sandow – You’re becoming quite the little journalist, aren’t you? If, for some reason, I don’t win the contract, I hope my partner wins it, and I’m sure he feels the same way about me.
Josh – Cody?
Sandow – I just told you what he thought.
Zeb – Pardon the interruption, hate to break up this love-fest, but I heard you talking about MITB, let me tell you something. If American’s don’t take charge of this country soon, our money’s going to be worth nothing, and it doesn’t take an intellectual guru, but you Cody should know that. Being the son of American Dream, you should know the nightmare this country goes through everyday. At MITB, we’re going to own it. Two real Americans are in it….
Barrett – Ladies, please, the only person winning this Sunday is me.
Zeb – I didn’t understand a word you said, are you speaking English, or what language?
Barrett – The Queen’s English!

Everyone is arguing until Fandango steps in front of them all.
Cody – Don’t say it.
Fandango – Fahn…
Barrett – Don’!
Fandango (trying not to laugh) – Fahn…
Zeb – Don’t!
Fandango – Fahn-Dahn…
Barrett punches Fandango in the head. Everyone stands around and laughs as Fandango crawls away. Then they all stare and glare.

Video

The reporter followed Harper into the house, and is told not to stray. Through the dark halls with ‘Obey, obey, obey!’ over and over. The reporter sees someone, but is told to come along. He’s then handed off to Bray.

Commercial

Sin Cara vs ADR

Sin Cara in the ring. ADR out to face him. Video recap of ADR and Ziggler two weeks ago on Smackdown. Ricardo took the guitar to the head. ADR backs Sin Cara into a corner, and all over him with blows. Sin Cara with a slingshot deep arm drag. Another deep arm drag off the top. Big kick to ADR’s chest. Sin Cara climbs, but ADR up there with a kick to the back of Sin Cara’ head for a long two. ADR grinds his knee into the back of Sin Cara’ head and rips at his mask. Slingshot back elbow to ADR. Enziguri on Sin Cara for two.

Ziggler comes out, distracts ADR. Sin Cara tries for a quick win, but can’t get it.
Ziggler – I’m sort of sorry that I injured your ring announcer, so I’m going to do it the right way. Bear with me, it’s my first time. A man who flaunts his massive wealth to make up for something not so massive. A coward who tried to end my career and in six days has no chance of walking out WHC. At MITB, let me introduce you to the looser of the match, Alberto Del….

ADR out and attacks Ziggler. Suddenly Sin Cara flies off the top, Ziggler side steps and ADR takes it all.

Backstage Segment

Vickie and Maddox heading for the ring.

Commercial

Ravens

Ray Rice is in the front row.

Video

Recap of Cena and Henry in the ring earlier.

In Ring Segment

Vickie in the ring looking like she might barf as the fans are already trying to sing her out of the arena. Out comes McMahon, Steph and Trip, all to McMahon’s music. They all get in the ring, and sit behind the desk set up for them.

Steph – Tonight we’re here to evaluate your performance. I’d like to thank the ‘Universe’ for voting on the App. You opinion will be factored in tonight. Vickie, the floor is yours.

Vickie – Thank you for being out here tonight. I’ve always…

Steph – Vickie, could you please sit down. (Vickie backs into the stool she’s been provided)

Vickie – I’ve always loved the McMahon Family. To all you out there, I have a special love for each of you. (heat) But, I would like to humbly state for the record I take pride in producing high entertainment. The night I exposed AJ. And big name Superstars have returned under me, like RVD, The Rock. Some say I even inspired Taker to return to WrestleMania.

Steph – Did Vickie just say she inspired Taker’s return to WrestleMania? Vickie, it’s amazing that you’re taking credit for these people you had nothing to do with, but not even acknowledging the man that took out my father and my husband, Brock Lesnar.

Vickie – I did sign Brock, but…

Steph – Being in charge of RAW, you have to make tough decisions, you have to take responsibility for your actions. Do you think bringing back Brock was a good idea?

Vickie – Steph, I believe in what your Dad taught me, to do the right things for business. I did sign Brock, but I had no idea he’d attack you two. I apologize. I’m so sorry!

McMahon (stands to pop) – You have no reason to apologize, other than for what Brock did to me personally. I think bringing Brock back was a stroke of genius. As far as your qualifications, we all believe you’re highly entertaining. You have made bone head decisions in past, but you did it for what you thought was quality, wholesome, family TV, right?

Vickie – That is so correct.

Trip – Can I just say something here for a second? I will be the first to admit that Vickie can occasionally be unintentionally entertaining. Let’s face facts, she’s terrible at her job. No, yeah, you’re rotten! Let’s look at a couple weeks ago, you were supposed to promote the new video game. You screwed up the whole thing. Second of all, we couldn’t head a damn thing you said because the ‘Universe’ was booing you out of the building. (huge heat) And not in a good way Vickie. This happens each week, and it’s bad for business. I know, Vince, you think it’s entertaining, but if for a second we can put aside what you think is entertaining, because there’s a reason The Golden Girls are not on TV anymore. Let’s talk to the WWE ‘Universe’. The ‘Universe’ wants and deserves better than Vickie Guerrero. Now, I will say this though, because she’s not without good qualities. Vickie, you do possess the most annoying voice in broadcast TV.

McMahon – Hang on there. You do have a unique voice Vickie. I believe you have qualifications no one else does. I’d like to congratulate you on your hard work and passion, who you are, and you’ve broken through the male dominated corporate structure. I admire you. Unlike some other short sighted individuals in this ring, I think Vickie should be named Permanent RAW GM.

Trip – If I could just speak for the obviously short sighted side of the table for a second. I don’t want to argue about this, at the end of the day I’m CCO, you’re Chairman, which basically means that no matter what we say, you’re going to do whatever the hell you want to do anyway. Right? Which is pretty much the whole point of this, to put some spineless person in the position of power than basically sits here and strokes your ego, kisses your ass, and does whatever you say they should do. Now, I don’t want to believe that’s the case, and if that’s not the case, since Steph called this meeting, let’s let her decide Vickie’s fate.

Steph looks about to kill Trip.

McMahon – I have no problem with my daughter, Daddy’s little girl, making the right entertaining decision.

Trip – I don’t have a problem with my wife, the mother of my children, and the woman who’s going to have to go home and put up with me after this, making what I know will be the right decision for business.

McMahon – That would be the business of entertainment.

Trip – But, mostly business.

Steph – It seems as though this job evaluation has escalated a lot further than any of us imagined. And I’m not going to let any one or anything drive a wedge in my family, so we will let the WWE App decide. Did Vickie pass or fail?

A) Pass 25%
B) Fail 75%
The fans go wild!
Steph – Vickie, the ‘Universe’ has spoken. You’ve failed.

Vickie – Steph, if I have learned anything from your Dad, it’s that you can’t trust these people making decisions for the business! (slams her hand on the desk) And I’m not a spineless puppet! They boo me because they love me, that comes with respect! And I am not going to let some popularity contest let Booker T and Teddy Long run Smackdown. This is not right! This is not right.

Steph – Vickie, I’ve got two words for you… In the immortal words of my father, YOU’RE FIRED!

Vickie drops to her knees. Maddox tries to get her up as the fans start singing her out. Vickie flails around on the mat screaming. Vickie on her knee, begging for her job!

“No more Vickie!”

Vickie up on the desk, on her knees, screaming at Steph and Trip!
Vickie – You put me in charge! I gave you years of service! You did this to me!

McMahon (to the fans) – Are you happy?

The fans are very happy.

McMahon – What’s the matter with you? You’ve broken Vickie Guerrero’s heart. Don’t turn into animals. Vickie didn’t fail, you know who failed? Each of you failed. You threw away the most entertaining RAW GM of all time. You all failed. You have no idea what the right decision is, and I’m going to make it for you. You deserve this. The new RAW GM, Brad Maddox!

McMahon gets Vickie off the table and from the ring as Maddox stands in the ring looking like a very shocked Dr. Who wannabe. McMahon, an arm around Vickie, his jacket over her shoulders, leads her away. Maddox follows them up the ramp looking like he doesn’t know what just happened.

Commercial

Video

October 7, 2002 RVD and Jeff Hardy – RVD goes border to border as Hardy holds the chair in front of Kane’s face!

Backstage Segment

Vickie – I love my job.

McMahon – I’m going to make it right somehow Vickie. I’ll make it right.

Maddox – I’m so sorry about what happened. Mr. McMahon, this is decision you won’t forget. We’ll all miss Vickie, but I’m happy to be the GM of RAW. Vickie, I’ll pick up where you left off. (Maddox extends a hand)

McMahon – Like I said, I gave them what they deserve. How long you going to leave your hand out like that?

Maddox – What Mr. McMahon wants, Mr. McMahon gets…

Vickie attacks Maddox with slaps and blows, screaming the whole time. She screams at him to get out!
McMahon – Vickie, you ruined my jacket!

Vickie crumbles to the floor by herself.

Kane vs Christian

Fire erupts and out comes Kane. Fire from all four. Christian comes out, but they accidentally play Michael McGillicutty’s entrance on the screen. It flashes to MITB, then to Christian’s correct entrance.

They dance a bit, then lock up. Christian backed into a corner, Kane with a clean break. Christian gets the fans clapping. Christian behind Kane, backed into a corner. Clean break. Kane tries to hit Christian, but Christian comes back at him. Christian whipped and falls. Christian ducks Kane twice, then takes a blow. Christian then takes Kane down. Christian reaches for Kane, but Kane with his hand on Christian’s throat. Christian free. Kane gets Christian up, but Christian wiggles free and hangs Kane up top. Christian pushed into a corner, but comes off the top, though his sunset doesn’t work. Kane with blows on Christian, but a drop toe hold lands Kane in the ropes, and Christian chokes Kane by standing on him. Christian out and hits Kane. Back in Kane tries to elevate Christian, but can’t and is sent out over the top. Christian climbs, then flies.

Commercial

Christian off the top with a tornado DDT on Kane for two. Christian runs into a big boot. Kane climbs, but Christian ducks Kane’s flight. Chokeslam on Christian for three.

Winner – Kane (7:49)

Video

Bray – I don’t have followers, only brothers and sisters in the cause. People are sheep and need to be led. I’m not afraid of war, it’s time for the masses to wake up! The world is deteriorating under their toes. I understand, this is not the beginning, it’s the end.

Bray lights an oil lamp and simply says, ‘We’re here.’

In Ring Segment

Bray comes out holding the same lamp, but it’s lit with something battery powered, not a real flame. The rest of the arena is dark. Harper and Rowan attack Kane. Bray is rocking in a chair at the bottom of the ramp, drinking his tea. Kane tries to fight back, but they pull him from the ring. “Daniel Bryan!” chants. Kane into the stairs. Kane leans against the bottom level as they slam the V of the top level into the stairs on each side of Kane’s head (but it did look good). Bray over to Kane, drops to his knees, his arms wide, head thrown back with a rapturous smile. “Husky Harris!” chants can easily be heard.

Commercial

Video

Recap of Wyatt Family debut.

Backstage Segment

Vickie is carrying her box of stuff out of the arena, crying. She stops in frontof Ryback. He takes the box from her hands, puts it down. She looks scared. He hugs her.

Ryback – You deserve better Vickie, it’s going to be okay.

Ryback picks up the box and puts it back in her hands.

AJ & Fox vs Kaitlyn & Layla

Bellas are on announce. Fox and AJ out to AJ’s music. AJ skips out with Big E in tow. Kaitlyn’s music and Layla comes out with her. Layla has to hold Kaitlyn back, so AJ stands outside.

Layla kicks Fox, but Layla with a lovely deep arm drag. Layla with some kicks, but then Fox flails. Fox comes back at Layla in the corner and looks good doing it, but is taken down. Fox in control, and AJ wants in. AJ tags in, but Kaitlyn rushes in and attacks AJ. Fox and ref gets Kaitlyn off AJ. Kaitlyn from the ring, around the other side and spears AJ outside. Kaitlyn all over AJ who doesn’t move. Bellas laugh about Kaitlyn burning calories as Kaitlyn and Layla are told to leave. Big E scoops up AJ, over his shoulder and carries her out.

Backstage Segment

Josh – You will be in MITB All Stars, including Orton. Later you face Orton. Earlier we spoke to Orton and he was confident of his chances.

Punk – Randy doesn’t lack confidence. I hear he doesn’t think I’m best in the world. He’s allowed to his opinions, but not entitled to facts. Am I best in the world because I held the Title for 434 days, or did I hold the Title for 434 because I’m best in the world? I don’t know, what I do know is holding the Title longer than anyone in the modern era makes me the best in the world. Beating Orton tonight makes me the best in the world. And Sunday, winning MITB for an unprecedented 3rd time, that makes me the best in the world.

In Ring Segment

Orton to the ring.

Commercial

Video

June 11, 2006 – ECW ONS – RVD defeated Cena for the big one.

Orton vs Punk

Punk out, to his knees, bounces up yelling, “It’s clobbering time!” Punk then head to the ring where Orton is waiting.

They lock up, struggle around, cornered, but both turning the other. Clean break, but then Orton pushes Punk in the center of the ring. Side headlock on Orton, cover by Punk for one. They glare and stare, circle. Dueling chants for both men. Side headlock on Punk, he pushes off. Shoulder block drops Punk. Orton over Punk, but into a foot. Orton comes back with a sick drop kick on Punk for two. Orton stomps his way around Punk. Knee drops to Punk’s face. Punk moves from the last knee drops. Punk on Orton with a lovely suplex for two. Dueling chants for both men.

Exchange blows, an upper cut from Orton and Punk on the apron. Orton sets up, but Punk in and Orton on the apron. Big drop kick drops Orton to the floor. Suicide dive on Orton and both are down.

Commercial

Chinlock on Punk on the mat. Punk to his feet, elbows free, but then eats a t-bone suplex for two. Orton right back on Punk on the mat, locks on that headlock and talks smack. Punk works to his feet, then knees to Orton to get free. Orton runs the ropes into a back kick from Punk. Orton comes out of a corner with a huge clothesline, then another, but then Punk rolls through on Orton for two. Neck breaker on Punk, but Punk on Orton in a corner with a running knee, followed by a clothesline. Punk climbs, looks at the case, points up, then hits his Savage elbow in what Cole calls ‘vintage’ Punk! Punk gets the fans chanting, calls for the end, but Orton squirps free. Punk to the apron and takes what Cole calls ‘vintage’ Orton with the DDT.

“RKO!” chants.

Orton is pumped up, pounds the mat, but Punk counters, then Orton counters with a power slam! Orton stomps Punk, pulls him up slams him into a corner, then head butts on Punk. The ref backs Orton off, but then he’s back with blows in the corner, but then Punk trips Orton. Punk’s high knee in the corner, but only to the chest. Punk sets up, but Orton elbows free, tries for the RKO, but then eats a kick to the face. Punk gets Orton up, GTS!

Winner – Punk (13:53)

Bryan rushes the ring, attacks Punk, then sends him shoulder first into the post. Bryan sends a ladder into the ring. Orton to his feet and Bryan slams the ladder into Orton! Bryan sets up the ladder and climbs. Bryan at the top, grabs the case and unhooks it. Up top Bryan gets the “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” chant going! Bryan holds the case, looks at it, smirks, then holds it high for “YES!” chants.

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  • The Breaker

    RAW is in my home state tonight.. wish I could be there! I think the debut of the Wyatts is really going to be special.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Welcome to this week’s Raw Watch Party! I am your co-host Jesse Sherwood and this is the go-home Raw before the Money in the Bank PPV! Let’s Break it Down!

    1. We were warned… Bray Wyatt will finally debut on Raw! But who will their target be?

    2. Vickie Guererro is due for a job evalutation! Will she get fired by the McMahon’s or be promoted? Maybe she will finally get fed up with all of the family infighting and quit?

    3. With MITB just 6 nights away, who will gain the all important momentum advantage going into the titular matches?

    4. Punk and Heyman’s relationship was further strained Friday night as Heyman tried to aid Punk in his match against ADR! Will the Best in the World finally separate himself from the louse?

    5. John Cena and Mark Henry have spoke a lot of words going into their match at MITB. Will it finally get really physical tonight?

    6. Dolph Ziggler and ADR are on a collision course for MITB! Will the Show Off make ADR rue the day he ever took the WHC?

    All of this and more will happen tonight! What are you looking forward to?

  • Shain Rhyno Simons

    Jeez how many of us are from MD lol

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Well, I’m From Arkansas so not me. But I have been there before and loved it, although it was pretty expensive to live there from what my fellow Airmen said.

      • Shain Rhyno Simons

        I’m gonna be super proud if Cena gets booed out of 1st Mariner Arena

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

      I’ve lived in Maryland, but not these days.

      • Shain Rhyno Simons

        Ever been to an MCW show? They put on great shows for indy wrestling fans

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

          I wasn’t going to shows back then. That was actually a rough year for me. Left my husband while living here.

          • Shain Rhyno Simons

            Oh :(

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

            Best move I ever made. Smartest move I ever made, and it didn’t leave a bad taste in my mouth for Maryland, just the ex-husband.

        • Kevin S Lehman

          Maximum Championship Wrestling ? or Maryland Championship Wrestling?

    • Scott

      Im from DE

      • Kevin S Lehman

        Delaware in the house

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

    Sorry I’m so late, I was checking my recording equipment for my interview with Doug Williams tomorrow.

    Not sure if I’m more excited about what’s going down on RAW tonight, or talking to Williams tomorrow.

    No, has to be Williams!

    • Shain Rhyno Simons

      Wyatt family…

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

        The Wyatt Family is up there, but I’m not hanging out on the phone and talking with them, so Williams has to win out.

        • Shain Rhyno Simons

          Ah that’s incredibly awesome

  • The Breaker

    So on my cable network it has RAW airing from 8-10 PM, followed an hour-long highlight show from WM29… this has to be a programming error, right?

    • Shain Rhyno Simons

      mine says 8-11:05

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

        Mine also says 8-11:05

      • The Breaker

        Hmm, I guess it’s a problem with my local Comcast. Good thing I noticed, or the DVR would stop at the end of the second hour!

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

          Eek! Cannot let that happen!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          That’s why I manually program mine for 10 minutes before and 30 minutes after.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Has to be mate. Mine is from 7-10:05

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

    Great pre-RAW commercial with Wyatt Family video cutting Cole off!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I’ll say this: I’m a NCIS junkie, and I have seen 20+ commercials for Raw today, all on the Wyatt Family.

  • The Breaker

    Careful, Vickie…

    • Jesse Sherwood

      She looks better up there than Mickie James did on Impact!

      • The Breaker

        She definitely knows how to cut a better heel promo!

  • Xavier

    The thing that makes Vickie’s career so impressive is the fact that no one ever refers to her as Eddie’s wife. She has done a great job of establishing her own character separate from Eddie Guerrero. When she’s on TV I can honestly say that I don’t ever think of her as Eddie’s widower

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      Thats a really good point there. I think Eddie would be proud of what she has accomplished for herself on her own

  • Cubed56

    Brad Maddox= new gm of raw.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Somehow, I still think it will be Steph. Call it my gut feeling.

      • Cubed56

        I could see that too, steph double crossing both HHH and vince

    • Xavier

      You think Vince/HHH are hoping that Maddox ends up anything like Bishoff? That’s the character it seems they are trying to go for with him.

      • Cubed56

        I see the same thing.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I hope Daniel finally beats Sheamus tonight.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      They can’t have Bryan go under now. Unless they play it into the weak link stuff, causing him to snap and win MITB, it will hurt his momentum.

      • Navin T. Ramkissoon

        I may be wrong but I don’t think he has beaten him cleanly on live TV since the 18 second fiasco. I am subject to correction on that

        • Jesse Sherwood

          June 15th 2012, Bryan and Ziggler beat Sheamus and Punk, but not in singles action.

          • Navin T. Ramkissoon

            Thanks Jesse. I do want to see Bryan defeat Sheamus in singles action

  • Cubed56

    There it is, Orton v punk. I called it on “that’s what we do” earlier today bray Wyatt and the family attack Orton.

  • The Breaker

    I just don’t think they’ll put Daniel Bryan over clean on Sheamus. Orton is one thing, but Sheamus is Triple H’s pet project.

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

      But about everyone loves Bryan backstage right now.

      • The Breaker

        You’re right about that, but the trend with Sheamus as a face is that he just about never puts anyone over.

  • Xavier

    Sheamus/Bryan will good. They have good chemistry. Bryan is on fire right now but let’s not underrate Sheamus, he’s been putting on quality matches with just about everyone he’s been in the ring with for the past year (Sandow, Cesaro, Titus, Big Show, Barrett). Problem with him is that creative hasn’t really put him in any real program/feud of any significance lately

    • K!NG

      Hes been one of the WWE’s work horses give the guy the time and he will but on a good match with just about anyone

    • Cubed56

      Agreed, but it’s also the fact that he’s the Irish cena right now. When’s the last time he went under clean? Last time I remember is against show last year.

      • Xavier

        Yeah pretty much. Sheamus/Big Show had some really good matches last year as well. Very underrated.

        • Cubed56

          I thought the whole Sheamus/Show feud was well done by both, but after that creative has turned him into cena volume 2, and I think it’s unfortunate cause Sheamus is capable of much more.

          • Xavier

            There pretty much doing the whole corny face thing with Bryan as well, they have been for awhile actually. It doesn’t get any cornier then a grown ass man with a goat beard who hasn’t had a haircut in years yelling YES & NO at the top of your lungs

          • Cubed56

            Well said, but at least Bryan has gone under to younger talents.

          • Xavier

            Cena went under too Sheamus clean. Sheamus was barely a half a year in when that happened ;-)

          • Cubed56

            Very true.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Sheamus has floundered since WrestleMania. Between the bad feud with Henry and the inane feud with Sandow, Sheamus is in need of new direction fast.

      • K!NG

        He works better as a heel its hard to see him play a face at times.

        • Xavier

          I think he’s good in both roles honestly, he’s moving a lot of merchandise as a face. Fans connect with him as a face, All & all he’s one of those guys you can use too fill a void as a monster bad ass heel or a lovable gentle giant type face.

          • K!NG

            oh yeah he plays both parts good. its just i feel like most of all the big wwe names are playing face roles,

          • Xavier

            True, I mentioned that last week. The main event scene seems to be really face heavy at the moment.

          • K!NG

            If they are building DB up like they are, HE needs to Win the title soon the fans are hotly behind him more then anyone in the past 2 years

        • Jesse Sherwood

          He’s like Triple H in that he does well as either face or heel. But my issue is that almost every face on the roster has that “Super” mode right now. WWE needs to build dominant faces that don’t struggle in a match

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wait, I just realized that 2 of the matches tonight are rematches from WM27! Orton/Punk and Bryan/Sheamus. Weird!

    • cobra

      Bryan/Sheamus happened at Wrestlemania 28. They had the dark match at Wrestlemania 27 that lead to the battle royal. But it wasn’t on Wrestlemania 27 card.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It was the Preshow, which is still part of Mania. Or at least I count it as such.

  • Cubed56

    Hey Xavier(and everyone else) who do you see the Wyatt family coming after if they go after anybody at all tonight?

    • Jesse Sherwood
      • Jesse Sherwood

        Cheap plug, I know!

        • Cubed56

          Well done though, it would be awesome, but I dont see them wasting there time on swagger

          • Xavier

            God I hope not. Swagger is a lower midcard/midcard talent at best.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            It was an idea to get him into the MITB and take Swagger out. I thought I cut a decent Wyatt promo!

          • Cubed56

            The promo was awesome.

    • Xavier

      I was thinking Sheamus seeing how he’s one of the top faces and for the fact that he’s not really involved in a storyline but since he’s kicking off RAW don’t think it will be him. It could be Kane, The Shield or possibly even Cena or the McMahons if you really wanna start things off with a bang

      • Cubed56

        I’m telling you I got a gut feeling about Orton. He punted husky Harris off tv, now bray and the family come for revenge. Besides Orton is at top of the card again but lacking any real storyline right now.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          That is an excellent idea! Orton can reference Harris, and we see Wyatt as having MPD and the punt drew Bray up as the dominant persona.

        • Xavier

          I could see that, but I’m kind of hoping for a Orton heel turn though and a feud with the Wyatts kind of kills that. I know it’s selfish of me lol

          • Cubed56

            I agree I want an Orton heel turn also, but an attack by the family could help bring back the sick sadistic Orton we want as a heel but be able to leave him face.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        My original thoughts was Bryan, but the same logic applies. The McMahons would be ideal, but I see them being slow built if anything. I hope Wyatt gets rocketed, but we don’t want another Ryback.

  • Xavier

    Great opening match. Hats off to both men

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Well done Daniel. YES!!

  • The Breaker

    Mr. Small Package does it again!

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

    Phenomenal!
    YES! YES! YES!

  • Scott

    BRYAN OVER CLEAN!!! YES! YES! YES!

  • The Breaker

    So they’re sending a reporter to find the Wyatt Family HQ.. cheesy, but interesting.

  • eileen

    Is it just me or is the Wyatt family a rehash of the Shield? If not, I hope they feud with them as that would make sense.

  • Xavier

    First Ziggler/AJ segment together in awhile

  • Cubed56

    Somehow I see both Ziggler and AJ screwing each other over at MITB

    • The Breaker

      I see what you did there!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      *Claps* Bravo sir for the double entendre!

      • Cubed56

        It only makes sense doesn’t ir

  • Xavier

    Nobody has been better on the mic over the past month then Mark Henry, not even Paul Heyman. I’m looking forward to Cena/Henry. These two guys’ wrestling styles are tailor made for each other.

    • Cubed56

      Just a shame that its 99.9% that cena goes over

      • Xavier

        Well it makes sense. Unless Vince thinks Bryan/Henry would draw more then Cena/Bryan

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

          Bryan/Henry is so much worse than Bryan/Cena, and that’s bad!

          • Xavier

            Why is that bad. The 10 minute match that Cena/Bryan had late last year on RAW was really good. I guess it’s safe to say that your a Cena hater as well?

        • Cubed56

          It’s a way to keep Bryan face though

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

      But since Henry stole the show, he’s been back to blah on mic.

      One hit wonder?

      • Xavier

        Not at all. He’s promo last week was really good as well

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

          I thought his timing was off, he didn’t work well with the fans, and stumbled a lot.

      • Cubed56

        What? His promo last week came off with a shoot feel and made you feel he was legitimately pissed off about everything that’s happened to him in wwe. Not sure how its been blah, but to each thier own I guess.

  • Mohan Ramnath

    Bout dam time danny beat shemus!!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Anyone else notice that The Shield keep their titles in the corner? It makes perfect sense, in case they need to make a quick escape. I am betting that they will eventually use them as weapons, but it is something different.

  • Cubed56

    In a way the worse thing Rollins and reigns was winning the tag titles, sure they will add meaning back to them, but they went from being booked against the top guys in the business and going over, to bring in matches with the usos and tons of funk for god sake, talk about a decline. It’s taken some luster away from the shield in my opinion.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Not really. It shows that they are willing to take on all comers. It would be an issue if the teams they faced looked bad, but so far the matches have looked good.

      • The Breaker

        The matches have been good, but they’ve lost a little bit of steam compared to their first few months in WWE. And I think that has a lot to do with winning those titles in a division where there isn’t much excitement.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          That was bound to happen regardless. The Shield were subject to hotshot booking, so the second they weren’t programmed with big names they were going to lose momentum. The talent still shines through no matter who they are in the ring with, so they won’t fall far.

          • The Breaker

            I agree that it did have to happen eventually, and it’s not at all the fault of The Shield themselves. Let’s just hope they continue to bring the best out of their competition and reach their potential as a team before WWE decides to break them up.

          • Mr.V

            It’s a good way to make it so the team doesn’t get stale doing the same thing over and over. They can always rest back on the shield gimic any time. I accept this action for now ….

          • Mr.V

            I like to believe they are building the division around the shield … THEY are the rub now

      • Cubed56

        Ok, I agree with that. But at the same time, the shield walked through all top names with basically no trouble, and now your telling me guys like the usos, tons of funk, and ptp’s can compete with them, when the shield should massacre theses guys based on who they went over before and the pretty dominating fashion they did it in.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          No, I am not saying that they will, but by facing The Shield and looking strong, they will help boost these team’s status, and thus the status of the division.

          • Cubed56

            True, I completely agree with you, but I’m just saying based on who they dominated in the past, it’s almost unbelievable that these tag teams could compete against them.

    • Xavier

      It all started with that D-Bry lose :-)

      • Cubed56

        It started before that, when they started taking dq’s every week and when cena basically beat them by himself.

        • Xavier

          LOL, I knew something involving Cena was coming

          • Cubed56

            Of course. But that wasn’t a knock on cena, in general it could’ve been any one person that would’ve beat them in a 3 v 1 condition that night, no matter who it was it didn’t do any good for them.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I have to agree with Cubed there. When Cena won via DQ, it started the downward slope. But they are still a very strong faction.

          • Nick K

            can’t ignore the facts, your boy super cena started it.

      • Nick K

        Shouldve quit while you were ahead. Once you started mindlessly attacking Daniel Bryan you blew it.

  • K1ng

    god i wish they didnt make tensai a joke the dude can work

    • Jesse Sherwood

      The thing is, he looked good tonight despite the joke gimmick. I hope that they turn Tons of Funk into a serious team, like A Train and Test were, but ToF makes kids happy.

      • Mr.V

        Yeah I noticed something real interesting …. First, it’s been a great show dispite their efforts to overdo the Wyatt’s … But notice that all of the stuff that makes TOF a joke team was missing on this show???

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I did and I hope it is the start of a new direction for them. But I am betting that they did it all during the break.

  • steve pritchard

    I’m really interested in where they’re going with aj and dolph that could make for some good drama. Not too excited bout cena /Henry match , It’s somthing different but just feels like we’ve seen this before . I wish they would let Henry have a run with the belt but we all know cena isn’t losing the belt before summer slam at least!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wait, didn’t Luke Harper tell us not to send them anyone that we would want back? I guess WWE doesn’t care about that cameraman!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Was the cross the line bit a shot at TNA?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Of course not! They aren’t competition to WWE! *Sarcasm*

      • Xavier

        They really aren’t though

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Not with their current business practices. They need to change a lot of things, but that is a list for another time.

          • Xavier

            Lol I fell ya on that. Not enough time in the week to really get into that

          • Jesse Sherwood

            No, you just gave me an article idea! Just need to do some analysis.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Henry isn’t fighting for free? Sounds like a Heyman/VKM thing!

  • The Breaker

    I like that Henry didn’t just walk away. Too many heels in WWE are using the whole “I don’t fight for free” line.

  • Cubed56

    And with that, you can all but assure cena goes over at MITB

  • steve pritchard

    Henry is the most underrated heel in this business. He sells the heel character better than most of the roster I wish he would win the belt at mitb ! But that’s wishing too much .

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Orton’s growing the Heel Beard again!

    • Cubed56

      Well if he would win and cash in on cena, that would be one way to turn heel, the only problem only the kids and women would hate him, almost every male would love him.

      • Xavier

        I hope they don’t do another cheap cash in. Those are overdone to death.

        • Cubed56

          Agreed.

    • Shain Rhyno Simons

      It’s actually the “I wish I was in a better spot” beard

  • Jesse Sherwood

    So, who has voted on the app so far?

    • The Breaker

      I don’t know why I even bothered. I am such a puppet!

  • Shain Rhyno Simons

    I only watch the preshows on the app

  • Xavier

    Jericho since late 2011 has been a bust IMHO. Dude has lost so much the past two years that he’s really becoming an afterthought. Jericho 2008 > Current Jericho

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Honestly, any era of Y2J is better than now.

      • The Breaker

        It’s a shame, because he’s just about as good as he’s ever been in the ring.

    • Cubed56

      Agreed. Jericho is wwe’s version of Alex Rodriguez right now, without the steroids.

      • Xavier

        Lol

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Well, since the Miz is out here, I see Axel being the opponent.

  • Cubed56

    What’s with Heyman’s shades?

    • Shain Rhyno Simons

      Black eye

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Nasty shiner from ADR on Smackdown.

      • Cubed56

        Missed that.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Yeah, ADR punched Heyman out as he was trying to keep ADR from putting Punk through a table. Punk snapped and brutalized

  • The Breaker

    Nice continuity with the bruise under Heyman’s eye from the ADR attack on Smackdown.

  • Shain Rhyno Simons

    Anyone catch what the color bars said?

  • Shain Rhyno Simons

    There’s a pic of it floating around on FB

    • Shain Rhyno Simons

      It said “Encompass”

      • The Breaker

        I thought it was some kind of weird error.. but maybe it’s a really cryptic tease for the Wyatts?

        Probably not though.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It was a production error. They temporarily lost the feed. I Have a friend who does that sort of thing for ASU Basketball.

        • Shain Rhyno Simons

          Well way to dash hopes it was for the Wyatts…lol

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I hope Jericho beats Ryback Sunday in order to get some semblance of credibility back but I am not getting my hopes up for it

    • cobra

      Doesn’t Ryback need the win more than Jericho?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        At the rate Jericho has been losing, it’s 50/50.

        • cobra

          Yeah but Jericho’s in his 40s who’s a part time wrestler. Ryback could be part of the WWE roster for years to come.

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

            You’d think, but he can’t seem to win at a PPV to save his bum.

        • Navin T. Ramkissoon

          Nothing can really save Ryback at the moment. He was pushed way too fast and kept losing momentum and credibility along the way so a win against Jericho will not help nor hurt him, There is honestly no one right now who can have a decent enough feud with Ryback to build his credibility back up. But thats just my 2 cents

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Ryback’s last PPV win was last years MITB PPV. I don’t see anyway for Ryback to look strong, even with a win. But Y2J is going to be leaving shortly after MITB, so I’m sure they will have Ryback “Injure” Jericho.

      • Navin T. Ramkissoon

        Like I said I am not getting my hopes up for it.

  • Shain Rhyno Simons

    Ryback has been what I refer to as “reverse jobbing” where he gets the crap kicked out of him, hits 3 moves and wins the match

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Wait, isn’t that every one of Cena’s and Sheamus’ matches?

      • cobra

        Isn’t that basic WWE face wins? Go back and watch Hogan matches from the 80s, he get beat up most of the match. Then Hulk up, point finger, punch, boot, leg drop, and pin.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Agreed! I was just being facetious but it really is true.

  • Scott

    I gotta say…..I wish I was there live! Bmore crowd is getting one hell of a show! I wonder if Heyman and Mantel were consulted again!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Once again, Jericho pins a midcard champion. Shouldn’t he be in line for a title shot?

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

      If he wasn’t going on tour soon, I’d say absolutely.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    No one wants Dingle to talk!

  • Cubed56

    I’m an a grown man, and the Wyatt vignettes are freaking me out a bit, they are better then any horror movie I’ve seen awhile. Could they show up already please!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      At the rate they are going, I am betting they debut during the Orton/Punk match.

      • Cubed56

        I would love to be able to say I told you so if that happens.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          We are also assuming that ends the show. It could be the Performance Evaluation, and they go after Triple H, setting up a SummerSlam match.

          • Cubed56

            True.

        • Xavier

          What if they interrupted the Vickie segment. I think that would be far more interesting

          • Cubed56

            Epic!

      • Danny_Boy

        That would sucK. Putting the Wyatts with Punk would only get them buried just like CM did 2 RYback did last year

        • Cubed56

          I said they’d go after Orton.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I’m thinking Orton will be the target. He and “Wyatt” have history and it would make perfect sense.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I love the B movie horror vibe the Wyatt Family videos are giving off. Makes me wonder if WWE is starting to try to push PG’s boundaries.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    ADR vs. Sin Cara? Someone call me when this is over!

  • Mr.V

    This show has been great!! The “don’t say it” promo was great from beginning to end for all involved! Well done. This is definitely Heyman product. The RVD stuff, just like last week using what you already have … Man I love it when wrestling isn’t stupid. It never, ever has to be.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    ADR is way overdoing the Flash Kicks.

    • Xavier

      How is that any different then when Bryan does it>

      • Jesse Sherwood

        He did 3-4 of the Bounding corner kicks in less than 2 minutes. It was close to the only move he performed.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Have ADR And Sin Cara ever fought one on one since ADR almost unmasked him in the ring?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      A couple of times. But they were always pretty bad.

      • Navin T. Ramkissoon

        Cool. I could not remember if they met since then

  • Xavier

    This Ziggler/ADR/Sin Cara segment came off really flat. Ziggler is really gonna have to step it up on the mic if he ever wants to mentioned in the same breath as HBK. Personally, I don’t see how you could compare the two but a lot of people in here seem to think that Ziggler is the next Shawn Michaels.

    • Cubed56

      It didn’t help that sin cara and del rio kept fighting averting fans attention one way or the other, if sin cara would’ve won with the roll up it would’ve been a much better segment. As far as Ziggler being HBK, that’s not even close, and I’m a huge Ziggler fan.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He has the look and the potential, but still has a ways to go. I do find the “Next HBK” label to be offensive, as someone shouldn’t be compared like that but should aspire to become greater than their predecessors.

      • Xavier

        True, I honestly think Ziggler is too late in the game (33 going on 34 in a couple weeks) to ever reach the heights that HBK reached. If your gonna compare Ziggler to anyone I think Edge is a more accurate comparison

  • Guest

    This is the match I mean

  • Scott

    RAY RICE!!!!! RAVENS!!!!

  • k! ng

    I hate the ravens

  • Mr.V

    This feels awful for Vickie … Wow that’s an accomplishment

  • Xavier

    I hope the Wyatts debut during this segment

    • Jesse Sherwood

      They still have at least one video to air.

      • Xavier

        Why you gotta kill my dreams man lol

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Just a thought, what if they attack Kane? Help bring back the monster?

      • Xavier

        I thought about that as well, My original thoughts were that they would either come after Sheamus, Kane, Shield, McMahons or Cena

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Does anyone else feel like this is a gut check segment from TNA?

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I think the deciding vote will come down to Stephanie.

    • Mr.V

      Ding

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I think Vince will vote to keep Vickie. Triple H will vote to fire her and Stephanie will have the deciding choice

  • Xavier

    I’m enjoying this segment so far

  • Jesse Sherwood

    She’s fired if it is based off the app!

  • Mr.V

    Best use of the app yet!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Amen!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    She looked more pathetic than my son throwing a tantrum!

  • Xavier

    Whatever direction they decide too go with Vickie from here I really hope they don’t take her off TV for long. She’s clearly one of the most over heels in the company by far still.

  • Cubed56

    If only the fans took into consideration how much of her life she’s actually given to the wwe, they’d cheer her.

    • Xavier

      She’s done an absolutely amazing job of craving out her own name in this industry without riding on Eddie’s legacy. That speaks volume to how great of an actress she is

      • Cubed56

        No doubt.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I have huge respect for her. But now she can go back to being the best heel Female heel manager in WWE history.

      • Cubed56

        I hope so, she’s definitely the best female heel manager ever, arguably one of the best heel managers ever period.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          She’s in my top 5:
          5. Vickie
          4. Zeb Colter/Dutch Mantell
          3. Paul Heyman
          2. Bobby Heenan
          1. Jimmy Hart

          • Cubed56

            I’d agree with that list.

          • cobra

            How can you not have Slick on that list. I mean the transformation of One Man Gang to Akeem in the parking lot. Or when he taught Kamala how to bowl.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            That made me laugh sir.

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

            I assume list is does not include “ancient” history, then Freddie Blassie and Lou Albano,would be there.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Honestly, Freddie Blassie was a bit before my time. And Captain Lou was already heading out the door as I started watching. But those are great managers!

          • cobra

            He did say his top 5, not the WWE top 5.

          • Smart Mark

            Honestly i feel Vickie falls behind Paul Heyman.

          • Patrick

            Heenan is Number one in my book as the best manager ever past and current managers period.

  • Mr.V

    This is awesome clap clap clap clap clap

  • Cubed56

    Yep, called that earlier also.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    No big surprise there with Maddox being elevated to GM. Let’s see how he does

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Considering the last couple of times he had a live mic, I’m scared.

      • Navin T. Ramkissoon

        Its a bit of a gamble but lets see if he can at least be better than Mike Adamle

  • Jesse Sherwood

    NOT MADDOX!!! NO! NO! NO!

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      I hope that means he is off commentary on NXT. I would much rather have William Regal call the action than him

      • BlazeKing

        He was only there to sell Regal’s kayfabe injury anyway. He’ll be back.

    • Mr.V

      Pretty sure he’s a Heyman guy having worked with him. There is something there I just know it he does so much just standing there making faces. I think the character IS Brad Maddox

  • Cubed56

    How can RVD not win the briefcase with the amount of hype they are giving his return?

    • Xavier

      Because Vince remembers 2006 lol

      • Cubed56

        Well played

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      It won’t make sense to have RVD win such a major match on his first night back. I can see him taking Punk out of the match though and aligning himself with Heyman

  • Kyle

    Dear God,

    Please let this be a work. I can’t live in a world where Vicki isn’t in the WWE….

    • Jesse Sherwood

      She will be. As I said earlier, I hope this is a way for her to help manage and elevate young talent with her heat.

      • Kyle

        That was more for comedic effect. I know the WWE knows the gem they have and I look forward to seeing a great storyline of her exacting her revenge.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Did the tron just Michael McGillicutty when Christian made his entrance? Lol huge botch there by the people operating it

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It did! They fixed it pretty quickly, but it was there.

    • BlazeKing

      I have no clue why they even kept that video in the equipment. It should have been purged weeks ago!

  • Scott

    Wow Christian is also Michael MiGillicuty……HES EVERYWHERE!!!!!!! Nice f up production crew!

    • Moe

      Haha, you beat me to it.

      I thought it was quite funny.

  • Mr.V

    What a great show … Feels like so long ago that DB won. I marked out loud for that ending

  • Cubed56

    Crowd seems very uninterested in this match.

  • Xavier

    And here they come

  • Cubed56

    Xavier u called it!

  • Xavier

    Undertaker/Kane vs Wyatt Family at Summerslam?

    • Cubed56

      Would be amazing, however the family would have to go over.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        That would be an incredible rub!

        • Cubed56

          No doubt but it only makes sense.

      • Xavier

        It’s possible, if Kane takes the pinfall protecting Taker. Taker was rumored to be at Summerslam earlier this year, not sure if that’s still a go or not.

        • Cubed56

          Yea I’d hope the family goes over, no way they couldn’t to be honest, Kane would take the pin for sure. Maybe taker if there’s plans for bray and taker at WM but I doubt that.

          • Xavier

            I hope not, Too early for Bray to get a match like that at Mania. Coming off beating HBK, HHH & Punk at Mania I don’t see how anyone would really think Bray would have any sort of chance

          • Cubed56

            I agree, I was just saying that’s the only way taker could take the pin, but I agree I hope the family goes over but Kane takes the pin.

    • Smart Mark

      But wouldn’t Taker want revenge on the Shield is he came back?

  • Xavier

    Nice entrance

  • Scott

    OH ITS ON!!! BROTHERS OF DESTRUCTION (OLD SCHOOL KANE INCLUDED) VS THE WYATT FAMILY!!! One can hope!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    After something like that, Kane is no doubt out of the MITB. Who will replace him?

    • Stephen Cash

      John Morrison!

      • Avalanchian

        Wish it were true. Lol him and Fandango could start a rivalry

    • Cubed56

      Hopefully not any member of he family as it would ruin any momentum for them if they didn’t come out victorious.

  • Cubed56

    Unimpressive debut honestly, the entrance was great, but everything was blah. Bray didn’t even do anything, and please dear god please don’t allow the fans to ruin this gimmick with husky Harris chants.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      That is part of the gimmick. He sits in his chair and lets his followers do the destruction, getting his hands dirty when needed. Luke and Rowan are all but mindless slaves.

      • Cubed56

        Yea I get that, but it would’ve been nice to see a little of what he’s got with the new look.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Wait until you see his Sister Abigail finisher. He has really improved in the ring.

          • Cubed56

            I’ve seen it on YouTube it’s impressive, just would’ve like too see him do something, that’s all.

  • James

    hahahahah the chants – HUSKY HARRIS! The IWC never forgets!

  • Tim

    Here we go the stupid fans chant the name of the characters last persona. Lets see how long til they ruin this. Then complain that cena is this or that.

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      They are headed that way as well with Sami Zayn on NXT. Ole chants keep breaking out whenever he is in the ring

  • Cubed56

    Didn’t they say awhile ago in one of thier vignettes they were already there, maybe there’s a 4th member, perhaps taker? Very doubtful though.

  • Xavier

    There goes the smarks chanting Husky Harris…. what a bunch of terds.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    AWWW! Ryback gets cuddly! And maybe a mouthpiece!

  • Taylor

    Those ” Husky Harris” chants won’t help if it catches on. That’ll bury this thing real quick

    • Xavier

      Exactly, I wish some smarks would just let wrestling be wrestling sometimes

  • Pinkie Pie

    The crowd just HAD to crap up Bray’s debut, didn’t they? After weeks of great promos and loads of potential, they just couldn’t let them have their moment.

    You just know the Husky Harris chants are going to go on for weeks, maybe even a couple of months.

    I feel irritated.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I don’t blame you. The “Smart” fans in the crowd seem to always find ways to destroy people just because of a prior gimmick.

      • Tim

        Their not that smart.

      • BlazeKing

        It’s not even the smart fans, it’s just the general casual fans who remember “Hey, he was in Nexus”. He never got Husky Harris chants in NXT.

        • Navin T. Ramkissoon

          Sami Zayn is getting the Ole chants on NXT right now. I am excited to see where they go from here with the Wyatt family

          • Patrick

            Your right Sami Zayn is getting the Ole Chants. they’ve been doing it since his debut on NXT.

        • Xavier

          It’s the smarks. Casual fans never feel the need to shit on stuff the way smarks do, they tend to just enjoy the show

          • Smart Mark

            The “smarks” you refer to is sadly the entire ICW.

    • Xavier

      Glad I’m not the only one who feels the same way

    • Cubed56

      It’s gonna be a damn shame if chants like that by stupid fans ruin what could be a great gimmick.

      • Pinkie Pie

        Bray is pretty talented, so I’m sure he won’t let the chants do anything to him.

        Still, I hate that those chants are inevitably going to go on for weeks. Hopefully he wins over the crowd enough to convince them the chants are pointless with such a good character…..ah, who am I kidding. These guys are going to crap all over the gimmick with the chant just because they think they’re being hilarious.

        • Joe Dee

          then why not criticize the same idiots chanting “What” each week? Is anyone consistent around here?

          • Xavier

            I completely agree. That is equally as annoying. And sadly no, hardly anyone is consistent around here. Guys like Cena & Sheamus get blasted for being “corny” by everyone on here but Bryan gets a pass even though he’s running around screaming YES/NO with a freaking goat beard, that’s way cornier then anything Cena or Sheamus has ever done. Punk gets a pass even though he’s been cutting the same promo for the past two years now. Sadly that’s the way things are around here. If your a internet darling the people here will defend or give that person a pass no matter what, the rules don’t apply to them for whatever reason.

          • Mark J.

            EXACTLY!!!

      • Xavier

        Yeah. Imagine if the IWC existed in the attitude era, they would of chanted Issac Yankem at Kane at Bad Blood, or they would of chanted Papa Shango at the Godfather. Imagine if fans decided to chant Ringmaster at Austin during his match with HBK at Mania. Stuff like this is why so many people look down on wrestling, because of stupid fans who can’t just let wrestling be wrestling.

        • Cubed56

          Well said.

          • Xavier

            I honestly think people would of shit on the product as much then as they do now. Imagine the IWC in the 80s with guys like Hogan, Warrior, Andre on top of the card. People would be shitting all over them saying that they need to put the belt on Steamboat or Perfect

          • dave c

            regardless of the fact, that should have happened

        • Scottyo614

          I don’t always agree with what you say, but well said sir. I don’t know If I blame the IWC as a whole on this because reviews have been positive on sites. I just hope this was isolated.

    • Smart Mark

      The only people that are angry about that chant is the IWC aka 10% of the WWE universe.

    • Joe Dee

      you didn’t seem to mind those stupid chants during the post-Wrestlemania RAW. be consistent.

      • Fluttershy

        What do you mean? I never mentioned any other chants. You mentioned the What chants above, and I’m not a fan of those, either. The whats can be downright irritating at times, like when they did it to The Undertaker during his Wrestlemania buildup with Triple H. Now you bring up the post-Mania chants and I have a hard time understanding what you’re talking about. It’s hard to compare the Fandango chants with Husky Harris chants when the Fandango chants actually helped him in getting over.

    • Patrick

      They are just trying to prove to Vince unlike what he thinks fans are not stupid or forget things….and do reconize who Bray used to be.. all so they paid for their ticket to watch the show and can chant what they want.

  • Mr.V

    Heh … Is that Ryback character on purpose or what? I can’t remember another wrestler that sounded like he’s reciting memorized lines more than Ryback. I still think its a great character regardless

    • BlazeKing

      I’d say the character. Ryback doesn’t get mushy…. unless it’s Bill Demott telling him to put some food back

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Because no one takes Bill’s catering!

  • Xavier

    I don’t think CM Punk is capable of cutting a promo without saying “Best In The World”. It’s the 1 promo of doom.

    • Tim

      As much as I love him. It is kinda annoying now. Even when Christian painfully said it last week.

  • Taylor

    All that build up and they dont give wyatt the mic

  • Mr.V

    I hope they embrace the Husky character and not deny it. They need to spin that into something I didn’t see much of his character I wasn’t watching but what I saw still looked a little creepy with cm punk. They would do better to address that’s who he was.

    • Xavier

      Why. Should we start addressing Kane as Issac Yankem DDS again as well?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Sadly, that was when fans were more forgiving and the internet didn’t ruin everything.

        • Avalanchian

          Exactly the internet ruins 90% of everything with spoilers getting leaked out…but then again this place might not exist without some juicy spoilers and such.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Very true. And I may have not found the passion of writing for this community.

      • Mr.V

        People aren’t chanting that though … Had Kane come out in today’s day and age it would probably be a problem and yes, would be better to deal with it if they were chanting it on first sight.

      • Cubed56

        It also helped Kane that he was masked when re-debuting.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I had what I thought was a decent idea earlier. Claim that Bray had Multiple Personality Disorder and Orton’s Punt drove Bray’s persona to the forefront.

  • Cubed56

    Another instance of the shield taking a step back. Usos v Rollins/Reigns is a preshow match. Shields stock is slowly fading away.

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      I don’t think its a matter of their stock fading away. They are just taking a back seat at the moment while The Family is built up to take them on for the belts. And its a good thing that they are taking a bit of a backseat at the moment because people would begin to complain and moan as to how The Shield are always stealing the spotlight etc etc. Their momentum may be slowing but once they keep putting on good matches their reputations will still be intact and when they are ready to push them again we will be in for some exciting times

      • Cubed56

        Very true.

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      The main thing is that The Shield needs to keep it at a high level in the ring irregardless of who they face. It would make no sense to shoot them to the moon like Ryback and when they are half way there have them run out of fuel and crash back to earth. Once they don’t take any idiotic losses that hurt their momentum and keep their in ring work at a high level they will be fine

  • Xavier

    The IWC must be so confused right now, Bryan attacking Punk lol

    • Jesse Sherwood

      People will gripe about it, Xavier because he has been “Shoved down our throats”. Personally, I’m unsure of exactly how the WWE Title MITB will go.

    • Smart Mark

      Well personally i want either Christian or Orton to win. D. Bryan with the briefcase doesn’t intrigue me.

  • The Breaker

    I’m pretty surprised that there were clean finishes to both Bryan vs Sheamus and Punk vs Orton, with Sheamus and Orton each taking the pin! WWE doesn’t usually let their top faces lose clean, let alone on the same night!

    • Smart Mark

      I guess they made an exception 2 of their top faces to take the pin from 2 of their other top faces.

      • The Breaker

        Yeah, but usually in those situations the match would end in count out, DQ, or some other screwy way.

        • Smart Mark

          This lead up has been a bit reminiscent of the lead-up to the 2009 Elimination Chamber where Jeff Hardy pinned Shawn Michaels clean on RAW (face vs face). If so, then it means they are trying to give the fan favorites the ultimate amount of momentum.

  • Chad

    Jesse Sherwood: u r wnw staff? Your name isn’t on the staff list?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Yes, I am. I write the Smackdown Breakdown here on WNW. I just haven’t been added to the staff page. Getting it fixed, as it wasn’t a big priority for me.

  • Smart Mark

    I understand everyone making a big deal about the Wyatt Family gimmick and characters but i think al ot of people are forgetting what the second “W” in “WWE” stands for. I watch NXT and honestly, asides from the gimmick their in ring ability, although is quite furnished but is boring to me.

  • Rt

    Don’t question me. RVD will win money in the bank. It’s in his contract I’m guessing.

  • Craig

    Love ur work Kendra im from Australia and don’t see raw for another 2hours don’t need to watch coz I can picture it as u write it u r a legend “NEVER GIVE UP”