RAW Results 7/15/13 – So You Tell Me, Am I Lying?

RAW Results July, 15 2013
From Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World

Pre-RAW Commercial

Cole talks about how Vickie was fired last week and Maddox made into the RAW GM. Did Cena survive at MITB, or is Henry the new WWE Champion?

RAW Starts

Music and pyro.

In Ring Segment

Lights go out, drum roll, the lights come up on Maddox on stage. He announces himself.
Maddox – I’m thrilled to be here for the first night of WWE at the BK. You will be able to say you’re here for the start of the Maddox Era. Tonight a MITB rematch, ADR vs Ziggler! And…

Cena’s music cuts Maddox off, and he comes to the ring and poses with his belt. The fans give a mixed reaction. Maddox smiles and nods at Cena, but not impressed. Cena soaks it all in after the music ends.
Cena – So, this is the Maddox Era! You’ve already made history. This is the only time that the person you’re next to in the ring is more hated than you.
Maddox – That’s a little disrespectful.
Cena – Not at all, they’re giving energy, and excited for the match you made. You may be an okay GM, you should get a chance.
Maddox – Thanks for coming out. I’ve admired you since I was a teen watching you on TV. I admire your strength, your passion, and the way you treat those less fortunate. That’s why for the first time in WWE history, I’m going to allow you to choose your opponent for SummerSlam. I’m bringing out the entire roster and you can choose who you want to face. You’re going to do that later tonight.
Cena – You’re going to let me choose my own opponent? You’re even stupider than you look. Do you realize I could choose Dutch Mantel, Doc Hendricks, even Michael Cole if I wanted to! (pop) I’m not going to choose you Cole, you wrestle like a girl. Speaking of that, I could wrestle a Bella Twin.
Maddox – Anybody you want John.
Cena – Do you realize how catastrophic that could be?

Orton’s music cuts Cena off. Out comes Orton. He gets in the ring.
Orton – Maddox, careful, careful, you don’t want to get too far ahead of yourself. There’s a very good chance at SummerSlam that Cena won’t be Champion. Don’t worry John, I won’t cash in tonight. I won’t make the same stupid mistake you made last year. I don’t believe you should squander your chances. I also believe in being straight up. So I came out to tell you man to man that when I cash in my MITB contract, you will never see it coming.

Fandango’s music, and out he comes SR on his arm. SR is in a white fringed dress as the fans sing and dance along with Fandango’s music. In the ring he dances and poses.
Orton – You interrupted me!
Fandango – Shhh! Randy. You won’t be cashing that MITB case in against Cena, you’ll be cashing it in against me. John, there’s only one man the entire ‘Universe’ wants to see take on you, and his name is… hold on, hold on… It’s Fahn!
Cena – Fahn!
Fandango – Dahng!
Cena – Dahng!
Fandango – Gooo…

Orton attacks Fandango with a blow, then they fight all over the mat. They roll out, Fandango back in, but Orton back in and sends Fandango flying from the ring. Off comes Orton’s shirt.

Maddox – Hang on just a second, you want physicality. We have our first match of the night, Orton versus Fandango, right now. Give me a ref!

Commercial

Fandango vs Orton

Orton stomps his way around Fandango, the match started during the break. Fandango moves out of the way of the knee drop. Fandango stomps Orton. Fandango grinds a knee into Orton’s face, then slams his knee into Orton’s face. Orton blocks Fandango’s and hits his own suplex. Outside Fandango bounced face first off the apron. Orton off the stairs. Orton in, back out the other side, then clotheslines Fandango to the floor. Back slam onto the top of the barricade. The ref is counting them out, but Orton sends Fandango in, and slides in himself for two. Fandango whipped, gets a foot up, then chokes Orton in the ropes. Fandango out and punches Orton through the ropes. Fandango in and lands a knee on Orton’s face. Reverse chinlock on Orton. Some ‘Randy Savage’ chants, then ‘JBL’ chants. The fans are wild!

Orton beats on Fandango in a corner, grinds his head against the ropes, then throws punches on Fandango in a corner, all ten as counted by the fans. Beautiful drop kick on Fandango for two. King talks about Christian’s front tooth being broken in half. Fandango whipped, but then kicks Orton in the back of the head! Orton rolls out, Fandango sends Orton into the stairs. Fandango on the stairs and poses.

Commercial

Fandango with double feet to Orton’s face for two. Reverse chinlock on Orton on the mat. Orton up and punches out. Fandango blocks the back breaker and counters with a side suplex! Fandango gets two for it! ‘We want tables!’ chants. They exchange blows. Orton with a clothesline, then a big suplex on Fandango! Fandango set up top, head butt from Orton. Orton climbs, sets up and hits his father’s superplex, but then both are down. Orton feeds off the crowd, then hits his power slam. Fandango on the apron, but when Orton approaches, he kicks Orton in the head. Fandango to the corner, climbs, but Orton trips his feet out from under him. Orton grabs Fandango and hits his DDT from the corner. The fans are wild, and he calls for more. The go crazy as he hits his RKO!

Winner – Orton (13:07)

Video recap of Orton’s high points in the match. Orton poses for the fans, then holds up the red case to show it to them all.

Announce Segment

Cole talks about ADR facing Ziggler again tonight. They show stills from their match, AJ hitting ADR with her belt. ADR was all smiles. Then AJ and Ziggler argued in the ring, and Ziggler left AJ standing in the ring, tweaking.

Backstage Segment

Ziggler walking, AJ rushes up.
AJ – You’re still mad, I know. You going to start talking to me?
Ziggler – I didn’t stop talking to you. Time to stop apologizing and move on.
AJ – Oh Ziggy, I’m so glad!

AJ throws her arms around Ziggler’s neck and hugs him.

Ziggler – No, you don’t understand. It’s time for me to move on, from you. We’re done.
Ziggler takes her arms from around his neck and leaves. AJ looks shocked and a bit crushed, but not crazy – yet.

Backstage Segment

Henry in a suit, light purple shirt and tie, heading for the ring.

Commercial

In Ring Segment

Henry climbs into the ring as we come back from commercial. Stills from his match last night.
Henry – Last night at MITB Cena came as advertised. He’s one of the best WWE champs of all time. He did something I thought impossible, beat me. I gave it all I had and took Cena to his limits and came this close to winning that Championship.

“You tapped out!”

Henry – I did tap out. He’d tap every last one of you out too. I’m not out here to make excuses. Not making apologies.

“Sexual Chocolate!”

Henry – I know Cena has the choice to pick whoever he wants to fight at SummerSlam. I wanna be that guy. (Heat) I took him to his limits once, and I’ll do it again!

The Shield’s music and out they come through the stands. Henry looks and waits as they come down. Henry shrugs and unbuttons his jacket. They circle the ring, Henry looks at them and waits. Henry yells smack as they slowly advance on him. Up on the apron. Off comes Henry’s jacket. Henry rushes Reigns, but then Ambrose and Rollins attack. Reigns in and attacks. Henry to a knee, but then bursts up. Ambrose grabs Henry, on his back with a sleeper. Big boot to Rollins, but Reigns’ spear takes Henry down. They stomp Henry down, hit him with his jacket, then they set up. They manage to get Henry up for the triple bomb! The Shield stand over Henry while the fans chant, ‘Holy shit!’ The Shield poses over Henry’s body. Video recap of the attack on Henry.

Commercial

Backstage Segment

Maddox (on cell) – Of course I’m doing well on my first night Mom. Yes, I will bring some home. (to Jericho) You’re here.
Jericho – You’re first night, what are you? 15, 16 years old? Look at that shirt. Extra medium?
Maddox – My arms keep growing.
Jericho – Seriously, things are good, right?
Maddox – You want to be WWE Champion, right? Why not impress Cena by taking on a former Champ. Someone like RVD?
Jericho (smiles at the RVD pop) – Sounds like a popular decision. So you’re saying RVD versus Y2J, here, tonight on RAW? You keep making decisions like that, you’ve got a hell of a future on you.

ADR vs Dolph Ziggler

ADR’s music and out he comes. Ziggler out to face him.

The bell rings and the fans are wild. ADR kicks on Ziggler, then blows on Ziggler while he’s down. Ziggler pulled up, runs the ropes under ADR, drop kick on ADR for two. Neck breaker on ADR for two. Epic elbows on ADR as the fans count out all ten of them. Ziggler only gets two for it. Ziggler rushes ADR, but eats corner. ADR stomps Ziggler, then talks smack. Ziggler pulled up, set up top facing out, and ADR climbs. They take too much time, then Ziggler flipped off the corner, face first for two. ADR chokes Ziggler in the ropes. ‘Let’s go Ziggler!’ chants. ADR rushes Ziggler, but Ziggler moves and ADR eats corner. A couple big clotheslines on ADR, then a kick to ADR after telegraphing. Ziggler rushes ADR, but is elevated over the top and out. Ziggler caught huge air out there.

Commercial

Chinlock on Ziggler. Ziggler up, punches free, but ADR with blows drops Ziggler. ADR’s knee pad comes down, but Ziggler ducks. Ziggler elevated and dropped. ADR stomps Ziggler again, then waits. ADR rushes Ziggler, but Ziggler launches out of the corner with a huge DDT on ADR for two. They exchange blows. Ziggler telegraphs, is punched to the mat. ADR rushes Ziggler, but ends up sliding through the ropes. Ziggler pins ADR for two.

ADR ducks Ziggler, hits a German and bridges for two. Head butts on Ziggler on the mat. ADR is all smiles after the many head butts. ADR calls for si, but Ziggler reverses into a neck breaker for a long two! Ziggler down and frustrated. ‘Let’s go Ziggler!’ Ziggler tossed off, enziguri to Ziggler for two. ADR yells smack, grabs Ziggler, then badly hangs him upside-down in a corner and stomps. ADR rushes, Ziggler pulls up, ADR shoulder first into the post. Ziggler grabs ADR, hits the famouser from the second rope, then Ziggler crawls to ADR, but then the bell rings. It’s 12:51 and the ref is confused. It’s AJ who rang the bell. Ziggler on his knees looking at AJ, ADR kicks Ziggler in the head and gets the three.

Winner – ADR (15:51)

AJ into the ring and slaps Ziggler. AJ all over Ziggler with punches and blows. He tries to hold her off, but then turns into a huge clothesline from Big E. Big E pulls Ziggler up and hits his finisher. AJ has that crazy look, but then gets down on the mat, pulls Ziggler up by the back of his hair, kisses him and drops him face first back on the mat. AJ’s crazy smile, then she leaves the ring. Big E stands over Ziggler, staring down at him for another couple seconds. Video recap of the end of the match, then Big E’s attack on Ziggler.

Commercial

Video

Recap of Maddox telling Cena he can pick his own opponent at SummerSlam. Then Orton was to the ring and in Cena’s face.

In Ring Segment

R-Truth out to the ring singing ‘What’s up?’ with the fans. He’s about to ask the fans what’s up, but then Wyatt Family opening cuts him off. ‘We’re here’ and he lights the lantern, but then comes out with his lantern lit by a bulb of some sort. Bray leads Harper and Rowan to the ring. Bray sits down in his chair, and when the lights come up Harper and Rowan are in the ring and attack R-Truth. They beat him up, drag him from the ring and drop him outside. Rowan and Harper over to the ramp side of the ring. Bray gets up and walks over and gets in the ring.
Bray – They been lying to you man. There ain’t no such as a hero. Not any more! You and you and you, you have become addicted to an illusion of what a hero is! You’ve become addicted to an illusion of what a hero can do for you. You need someone to pat you on the back.

“What?”

Bray – You think you need someone to tuck you into bed at night, kiss you on the cheek and tell you everything is alright. Hahaha. But everything, everything, everything, everything is not alright! What if I was to tell you that the man who made you is a liar!

“What?”

Bray – What if I was to tell you your own flesh and blood will turn his back on you.

“What?”

Bray – Hahaha. I will never turn my back on you. And maybe the answers you seek have been slapping you right in the face.

“What?”

Bray – Maybe, just maybe I, Bray Wyatt, the eater of worlds has been the answer all along!

R-Truth is on the apron, chair in hand. Rowan and Harper leave the ring. Bray removes his hat, throws his head back, arms out and tells R-Truth that he’s waiting! What is R-Truth waiting for? Rowan and Harper go around behind R-Truth outside. R-Truth is distracted and Bray attacks. Rowan and Harper in and they all attack. Bray grabs R-Truth, kisses his forehead, then hits Sister Abigail on him.
Bray – You are not the truth we seek. Kane, follow the buzzards.

Announce Segment

A poll about whether the Usos, Tons of Funk or Prime Time Players should face The Real Americans.

Commercial

Video

All about the new WWE Performance Center in Florida.

The Real Americans vs Usos

Cesaro and Swagger to the ring with Zeb.
Zeb – So, this is Brooklyn. The melting pot of American, huh. All I hear is Spanish, Chinese, Greek, Italian, and something called Yiddish. Where’s the English. It should be called a port-a-potty. Last night a robbery wasn’t reporter, but we’re used to that because of the foreigners sneaking across the borders and stealing the opportunities. Cena, you can choose, and do the right thing, pick one of these men. Put your hand of your hearts and say, “We, the people!”

King – We don’t know who Cena will choose, but the ‘Universe’ chose to be your opponents.
Tons of Funk – 27%
Usos – 55%
Prime Time Players – 18%

The Usos out dancing, and the fans really react to them in a huge way.

Cesaro and Jey start. Jimmy tags in and pins for two. Knee to Jimmy’s gut, then a gut wrench throw on Jimmy. Swagger tags in and stomps Jimmy. Swagger bomb, then blows in the heel corner. Cesaro gets a cheap stomp in. Cesaro tags in and stomps Jimmy gut for two. Jimmy up, but thrown into the heel corner. Blow on Cesaro, cheap back elbow on Swagger. Jimmy dives over, Cesaro catches him, but is able to tag out. Swagger in, but Jimmy takes him out. An upper cut from Cesaro, and he sets up for his finisher, but Jey is able to reverse and is able to pin Cesaro for three.

Winners – Usos (2:16)

Commercial

Sandow vs Christian

Sandow out, raises his blue case high in the air and smiles. Stills of Sandow turning on Cody and stealing the win. Sandow to the ring. King talks about how Sandow hid out by them through most of the match. In the ring Sandow holds the case and points to himself. Christian out, his mouth looks very strange with his fat lip and broken teeth.

They lock up, then Sandow on Christian with blows and forearms. Sandow grabs the ropes and slides out. Christian out, Sandow back in. Christian slides in, but then out to avoid Sandow’s elbow drop. Christian up top, but pushed off the corner to land outside. Sandow pins for two. Christian set up top, Sandow climbs, but eats blows. Christian then hits a tornado DDT off the top for two. Blows on Sandow, then a clothesline. Christian on Sandow in a corner with blows, but only three. Drop toe hold sends Sandow into the ropes. Christian drops out and hits Sandow through the ropes. Sandow thrown to the center of the ring. Christian climbs and hits a cross body for two. Usos are trending on Twitter.

Big right hand from Christian, then off the corner with an upper cut. Sandow reverses on the unprettier. Christian counters the elbow of disdain, rolls Sandow up for three.

Winner – Christian (3:04)

Christian from the ring, looks down the ramp at Sandow in the ring. Sandow yells for his case and holds it high.
Sandow – And still your intellectual savior of MITB, Damien Sandow!
Cody tackles Sandow from behind and beats on him. Sandow is able to flee the ring as a bunch of refs holds Cody back. Sandow through the stands as JBL calls Cody a bad loser. ‘Cody!’ chants from the fans.

Commercial

Video

1-800-FELLA for hiccups. Sheamus showing didn’t scare them out of him. The brogue kick ended up in him not moving. They discuss insurance, then sneak away.

Announce Segment

Cole talks about Vickie getting fired. On the App is Vickie trying to get a job there earlier. She was wearing a sandwich board saying ‘Vote for Vickie’. She was trying to get people to sign for her, as she screeched into a bullhorn.

Brie vs Naomi

Brie in the ring in red. Dactyls out in yellow for Naomi to face her.

They lock up. Arm bar and slammed back by her hair twice by Brie. Naomi takes Brie down. Naomi slides out, then kicks Brie over the top rope. Brie sent flying out, but then Brie on Naomi on the apron. In the ring Brie gets two for it. Brie stomps Naomi as Nikki leans on the apron and cheers her on. Naomi choked in the ropes. Naomi pinned for two. Brie wrenches Naomi’s head as Cameron cheers Naomi on. Naomi up, elbows free, then hits a sunset for two. Brie fights back and calls Naomi a loser. Brie right back on pulling on Naomi’s head as Cameron gets the fans cheering. Naomi up, elbows free, takes a knee, but head scissors sends Brie flying. Drop kick to Brie, then another as she works softly against Brie. Rear view on Brie. Naomi up top with a cross body for three.

Winner – Naomi (4:07)

Dactyls celebrate in the ring as Nikki keeps leaning on the apron. Video recap of Naomi’s solid moves. Dactyls are dancing in the ring.

Announce Segment

Video of Heyman fleeing the arena last night on WWE.com after he attacked Punk. Heyman wouldn’t speak as he was being chased out and questioned as he went. He was finally stopped and yelled, “Stay out of my personal life!” Stills of Heyman attacking Punk with the ladder last night.

Commercial

In Ring Segment

Punk limps to the ring in a hoodie and shorts, hood up, of course. ‘CM Punk!’ chants.
Punk – I know Paul Heyman is in the building. (heat) And I know Brock Lesnar is in the building. (pop) And I know I’m not waiting anymore. So come on out boys.

Out comes Heyman, mic in hand. He stops on the stage and looks around.

Heyman – You know what I’m looking at right now. I’m looking at an empty ring because in my world, you don’t exist. Try this one on for size. Am I lying? In 2005 WWE had no vision for you. CM Punk was a figment of Heyman imagination. What did I do? I took you in. I befriended you. I taught you. I martyred my entire career for you. And then we reached the holy grail together, and were reigning Champ for 434. We were the longest reigning Champ in 25 years. We came within an inch of breaking Taker’s streak at WrestleMania. We, CM Punk, were the best in the world. Here’s part of the equation you seem to forget about. We, without Paul Heyman, you’re not the best in the world. (heat) See, you can boo that all you want, because everybody stops and asks him the same question, why did you betray Punk? Here’s the truth, I will tell you why I had an aversion to the truth, because it’s a much harder pill to swallow, Mr. Straight Edge. The truth is you failed us when you couldn’t defeat Taker. When you went home you found yourself. Then you came back to the WWE and you think you’re better than me! CM Punk better than Paul Heyman. (pop) So I lied to you, manipulated you, played you. You can never claim Punk dumped Heyman. History will write that Heyman dumped CM Punk! You didn’t want a business relationship with me, you wanted to keep it personal. So I kept it personal. You know this to be true. You have no family. You’re estranged from your own mother and father. You have no wife. No children. All you have is them. (pop)

King (on announce) – This is getting too personal.

Heyman – All you have is the WWE ‘Universe’. All you have is their admiration. All you have is their respect. All you have is their admiration. (the fans are going wild for Punk) Listen to them.

‘CM Punk!’

Heyman – All you want. All you crave. All you need in your life is the WWE Championship. You took my best friend away from me, so I took your chance at the WWE Title away from you and each and every one of them. (heat) You’re going to find out that as bad as I am at business, I’m a whole lot worse personally. (Heyman is walking down the ramp.) Here’s the kicker to it all, best friend, brother, business son, man who wouldn’t be my client, you made me swear on my children, but it was my children who made me see it so clear. ‘Daddy, why doesn’t Punk listen to you like Brock listens to you? Daddy isn’t Brock going to hurt Punk? Daddy, can Punk beat Brock Lesnar?’ And if you want to know why I double crossed you, why I betrayed you, why I cost you your opportunity to cash in MITB and go for the WWE Title, here’s the harshest truth of them all. I betrayed you because, CM Punk, you can’t beat Brock Lesnar!

Punk sniffs and sneers at Heyman. Down comes the hood.

‘CM Punk!’

Punk – Are you done? You wanna talk about the truth? I saw first hand last night that the truth does hurt. And maybe I shoulda seen it coming, damn it Paul I trusted you, and all I have to show for it now is these 13 staples in my head. But another truth is that you know me better than anyone else, and you know when I’m lying, and when I’m telling the truth, and you know when I want something I’m the most relentless man on the planet. I will not stop until I get it! The truth is Paul, I gonna get you. This time, I swear on your children that I’m gonna get you. I’ll get everybody that conspired against me. Every one of your associates. Everybody who profited from it. Anybody who had knowledge of it. Your friends. Your clients. Your family. Anybody that between the time I get my hands on you and now that steps between us and opens their eyes at me, I will get my hands on and rip them apart, and I will hurt! You want the truth? The truth is you don’t have a future, I’m going to burn down everything around you until you’re the last man standing and I’m going to keep you alive long enough to look you in the eye and hurt you worst of all, so you tell me you son of a bitch. Am I lying!

Heyman wipes the sweat from his bald head, puts a hand behind his neck, wipes his face, sneers up at Punk.

Heyman – No, no you’re not lying, and since you want to tip your hand and tell me I have a lack of a future, let me spell your immediate future out for you.

Heyman to his knees, does all of Punk’s stage movements and yells ‘It’s clobbering time!’, then Brock’s music hits. Brock out to ringside, bounces, but then Heyman into the ring behind Punk and attacks with the mic. Punk pulled from the ring by Brock. Punk on Brock. Brock sends Punk into the barricade. Brock back on Punk with blows, but Punk fights back. Brock grabs Punk and flings him, barely missing the announce table with his legs. Punk back on Brock with blows. Punk tossed across announce. Punk up and launches off announce onto Brock. Brock slams Punk back first into the post. Punk is down. Brock pulls Punk up and hits an F5 on announce. The table doesn’t break and Punk bounces off it before landing behind it. Cole, channeling JR starts yelling, ‘F5! F5!’ Punk in a heap behind announce as Brock stand up top of it. Heyman leans down and yells, ‘Stay out of my life!’ at Punk before leading Brock away.

JBL asks Punk if he’s alright. Punk struggles up, doctors there, and Punk up as he stares and glares. Punk holds his throat, waves them off, then crumbles. JBL says quietly, ‘He’s not okay.’ They tend to Punk who is still holding his throat.

Commercial

Video

Recap of Heyman attacking Punk, then Brock and Punk fighting around the ring and over announce. Cole then talks about what Punk said about taking out Heyman, but Brock is between them. JBL and King talk up Punk. Cole goes on to talk about Totally Divas. Video of that show.

Backstage Segment

Cena walking along. Khali talks to him, completely illegible, then slaps his chest. Cena talks back in Khali’s native tongue and Khali is all smiles.

Backstage Segment

Maddox – Hi!
Steph holds up a hand to stop him, she’s on her phone.

Steph – Hey Brad, how are you?
Maddox – I’m great thank you! (Maddox reaches for a hug, Steph puts her hand out to shake.)
Steph – So, how’s everything going?
Maddox – It’s good.
Steph – I was a little worried about you last night, this is your first night as GM of RAW. What do you think?
Maddox – I think it’s going really well. The first day on the job is always tough.
Steph – Sorry Brad, I wasn’t asking you.

The camera pulls back to show Trip.
Maddox – Hey, Triple H, how you doing, sir? (Maddox puts his hand out and Trip shakes it.)
Trip – How’s it going? To answer Steph’s question, I think you’re doing a great job.
Maddox – Thank you.
Trip – So far.
Maddox – Right, thank you.
Steph – It’s only your first day.
Trip – And show’s not over yet. I do have to ask, have you had a chance to talk to Vince today?
Steph – Before you made all these decisions?
Maddox – Well, uh, I was trying to find him, but I couldn’t reach him.
Trip – That happens on Monday a lot. I was just wondering, because it’s a pretty gutsy decision what you did. I was just wondering, knowing how Vince feels about those things.
Maddox – What?
Steph – About not making decisions yourself, leaving it in the hands of others.
Trip – Like the Superstars, on the second biggest PPV we have. The biggest PPV of the summer. It’s a huge gamble.
Steph – Especially if Cena picks who we think he might pick. Which we would love.
Trip – We do, but if Cena picks who we think he might pick, we don’t think that Vince will feel very good about that choice. Especially the edgy way he hired you. You know why he hired you, right?
Maddox – No, because I was the right man for the job?
Trip – Because you were the only man standing there at the time.
Steph – Regardless, you’re the GM and doing a great job, so far.
Trip – Yeah, I think it will work out. (Trip shakes Maddox’s hand.) And good luck in your future endeavors tonight.
Maddox – Um… Thank you?

In Ring Segment

RVD out to huge pop. Mr. Monday night back on RAW for the first time in six years!

Commercial

RVD vs Jericho

The lights are out. Out comes Jericho and his blinkie jacket. Jericho walks to the ring as RVD flings a leg up on the top rope and stretches in a way few humans can do.

The bell rings and Jericho’s jacket is still on. He removes it as the fans get more riled up. They lock up, let go, lock up. RVD behind Jericho. Jericho reverses. RVD with an arm drag takes Jericho down. The work around, then back up. ‘RVD’ for him while he points. Blows on RVD while a ‘You still got it!’ chant. Forearms to Jericho, then shoulder block, but then RVD into a drop kick. ‘ECW!’ chants. Forearm to RVD’s back, then RVD rolls off Jericho back and hits a roundhouse kick. Shoulder blocks to Jericho in a corner. Jericho whipped and eats a monkey flip. RVD with his fingers to himself, then a standing moonsault on Jericho.

Jericho into a corner, comes out, ducks RVD and hits his own enziguri. ‘Y2J!’ chants. Back suplex on RVD, then a back kick and a low drop kick on Jericho. ‘Come on babay!’ from Jericho.

Commercial

Body scissors on Jericho on the mat. Jericho free and up, but then Jericho rolls RVD through and sets up, but can’t lock on the walls, so sends RVD into the corner for two. Jericho pins, but RVD to the ropes. Jericho stomps RVD on the mat. Jericho with a hand to his ear, then baseball slides RVD from the ring. RVD to his feet, pulled up on the apron, tries to suplex RVD in, but can’t, then RVD tries to suplex Jericho out and can’t. RVD suplexed in, lands on his feet, then a back kick on Jericho for two.

Body scissors on Jericho on the mat. Jericho wiggles, but then RVD’s legs round Jericho head. Jericho leans RVD’s shoulders down for two. Jericho turns it into a small powerbomb on RVD. ‘This is awesome!’ chants, and King agrees. RVD runs the ropes, but holds on and Jericho lands on the mat from his drop kick. Jericho rolls out of the ring to avoid rolling thunder. RVD to the apron, kicks back at Jericho, then moonsault from the apron on Jericho. ‘ECW!’ chants.

Commercial

Jericho has RVD stretched on the mat. RVD fights to his feet, punches at Jericho, but takes knees. RVD reverses the whip, then double kicks Jericho in the chest in the corner. Clotheslines to Jericho, then a back kick. Jericho with shoulder blocks, sent over the top, hangs on, climbs, flies onto RVD. Jericho calls for cheers from the tired crowd. Crappy running bulldog from Jericho, but then RVD rolls out of the way. Rolling thunder on Jericho for a long two.

Jericho reverses a whip, but RVD with an elbow up. Jericho ducks a kick and lands a sick DDT! Jericho up, RVD slow to his feet. ‘This is awesome!’ RVD counters the walls and kicks Jericho in the face. RVD is struggling. Forearms to Jericho, then he’s whipped, but gets a foot up. Jericho whipped and lands straddling in the corner. Split leg moonsault, but Jericho moves. Lionsault, but RVD kicks out at two.

RVD blocks Jericho, then kicks him in the face. RVD up, but Jericho lands on the ropes to lands RVD on his bum up top. Jericho climbs, RVD punches at Jericho, then a head butt. RVD off the top with a rolling flip for two. RVD is shocked. Jericho reverses head scissors into the walls! RVD is hurting, shakes his head, then crawls. RVD to the ropes. Jericho stomps his ribs. The ref pulls Jericho off. A kick to RVD, the ref pulls Jericho off. Step through kick to Jericho’s face. RVD up top, blood leaking down his face. Thumbs with the fans, then 5 star frog splash for three.

Winner – RVD (21:03)

RVD poses for the fans who are absolutely wild for him.

Commercial

In Ring Segment

On the stage is every male Superstar, even Jericho who looks as though he’s about to fall over. Even Brooklyn Brawler is out there! Cena’s music and they part for him to go through and head for the ring. Cena stops on the ramp and looks back at them. Much mixed reaction for Cena.

Cena – It is now time to tell you whom I’ve selected to compete against me for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam. I can’t do that. I can’t do that because I haven’t made my decision yet. All night I’ve listened to Superstar after Superstar after Superstar tell me why they should challenge me at SummerSlam. I’ve listened to them all. I’ve left who I think is the most important voice, the WWE ‘Universe’. We don’t always see eye to eye, and you can be tough on me. That toughness is honesty and I respect it. I want to make a match you’d like to see. With a decision this historic, I’d like your help.

Cheers, but also ‘Daniel Bryan!’ chants can be heard.

Cena – You guys are getting the hang of this. We need to make this a match you want to see. On the stage is a collection of WWE Superstars. I’ll say some names and you can tell me how you feel about me facing them at SummerSlam. Birthday boy, what about Slater?

Heat

Cena – No dice on Slater. What about any of 3MB?

Heat.

Cena – That’s harsh. Don’t hinder Jinder! What about the guy who won the MITB contract for this, Randy Orton?

Mixed.

Cena – I’ll tell you one thing, there’s a guy you can’t miss up there, how about Khali?

Heat. Khali smiles.

Cena – What about ADR?

Huge heat.

Cena – A gentleman who just had a wonderful match, he might have come up a little short, but we’ve had some wonderful matches in the past. What about the Iatola of Rock & Rolla, Y2J?

Some solid pop.

Cena – Speaking of that, there were two people in that match, and one of them just got back last night and is one of kind and proved it tonight. What about RVD?

Some solid pop. ‘RVD!’ chants.

Cena – He can fly, but can he dance? There’s one guy who can, what about Fahn-Dahng-Gooo?

Heat and singing.

Cena – If I dial 1-800-FELLA, I’m gonna get Sheamus. What about Sheamus?

Mixed.

Cena – I see you up there Ryback, breathing all heavy. What you all think about Ryback?

Heat.

Cena – Doesn’t look good. Anybody I’m forgetting?

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Cena – I think I almost hit everybody up there. Is there anybody I’m forgetting?

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Cena – Naw, we’re good. I’ll tell you what, I want to thank you for your help, there’s a lot of great selections, but I’ve made my decision. This is an individual who deserves this opportunity.

‘Daniel Bryan! Daniel Bryan!’ chants.

Cena – Hey guys I respect the beard, trust me. This is a guy who deserves this match and will make SummerSlam an awfully special occasion. If he should choose to accept my decision, I select, to face me for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam. I select Daniel Bryan.

The fans go wild! Bryan comes from behind everyone yelling “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” as he runs to the ring. Up on a corner with the fans chanting “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” with him. Bryan into the ring with them still chanting. Right up to Cena yelling “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” right in his face. The fans are wild! Bryan up on the opposite corner and gets the “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” chant going again to end the show.

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  • Jesse Sherwood

    Welcome to this week’s Raw Watch Party! I am your co-host Jesse Sherwood and we have a stacked show with the fallout from Money in the Bank! Let’s Break it Down!

    1. Paul Heyman did the unthinkable last night and betrayed CM Punk as he was just about to win MITB! What will Punk have to say to his former best friend?

    2. Speaking of the WWE Championship MITB, Randy Orton came out of the match with the briefcase! Now that the Viper has some venom, will he strike?

    3. And speaking of best friends, Damien Sandow won the WHC MITB by betraying his in Cody Rhodes! Will this be the turning of a new leaf for Cody?

    4. Last week, Vickie Guerrero was publicly fired thanks to the fans and was replaced with Brad Maddox by Mr. McMahon! What will the first day of the Maddox regime look like?

    5. Also last week, the Wyatt Family made an immediate impact by taking out the Big Red Monster, Kane! Who will they take out next?

    6. John Cena managed to overcome the World’s Strongest Man and retain the WWE Title! Who will challenge the champ now?

    7. AJ Lee cost her boyfriend, Dolph Ziggler, the WHC by interfering in his match last night! What will Dolph do now and who will challenge ADR next?

    8. The Beast, Brock Lesnar, will return tonight! Will we finally get an explanation for his attack on CM Punk?

    All of this and more will be coming your way tonight! What are you looking forward to?

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

    After MITB, I’m at the edge of my seat with excitement over this episode of RAW!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Good evening guys. Let’s see what the fall out from MITB will be tonight. I am looking forward to hear Sandow speak, the return of the Family and whatever other good surprise the night throws our way

  • Xavier

    MY RAW PREDICTIONS: Tonight will be the break up of Ziggler away from Big E/AJ. Del Rio will enter into a feud with RVD. Tonight will also be the blow off to Cena/Henry, from there Cena moves on to Bryan. Lesnar will attack Punk tonight again tonight. Rhodes offically turns face tonight against Sandow. Tonight will also be the return of either Big Show or Rey Mysterio. I think RAW will be good tonight.

    I’ll probably be way off with all my predictions but what the hell lol.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Oh geez! Maddox era begins and I am already sick of him! But the first match he has made was awesome!

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      I don’t think he will be as bad as Adamle though Jesse (well I hope)

      • Jesse Sherwood

        That is really bad. No one could ever fail that bad!

    • Xavier

      Their definitely trying to go the whole Eric Bischoff route with him

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Agreed Xavier. He is a slightly less sleazy EB!

  • Xavier

    Lol…wrestle one of the Bella Twins, I see what you did there

    • Jesse Sherwood

      That’s the only wrestling I bet they are any good at!

      • Xavier

        In life, that’s the only form of wrestling that really matters

        • Gesus Oliver

          I’m surprised, no small package jokes.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Because he isn’t the master of the small package. That’s Bryan!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    John just said he could wrestle Dutch Mantell! +Respect for Cena, and Dutch would work circles around him!

    • JDYoong

      he also said he could wrestle one of the bella twins…though i’m sure he already does ;)

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I wonder how many 5 Knuckle Shuffles he’s used!

        • steve pritchard

          I think he went old school cena and put the F u on her

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wow, that was a quick setup for the Fandango set!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Still not that fond of Summer Rae, Jesse? I think she still needs to improve on almost ever level

    • Jesse Sherwood

      She’s starting to grow on me. It may just be her legs though!

      • David

        How would you rank her legs compared to Stacey Keibler?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          An 8, with Keibler’s being a perfect 10

  • Luke

    Really excited to see how this show pans out. Maddox Era!

  • Evon Reese

    Notice how Vince elected 2 go wit cena/orton in the opener instead of bryan? Vince needs to compete with the hr derby and daniel bryan kicking off the show wasn’t the anwser. take note people

    • Jesse Sherwood

      There was no reason to open with Bryan, as he didn’t win last night. This opening made a lot of sense.

  • Scott

    As I stated before, my apologies to Xavier for my post early this morning! Apparently Im not as level headed in the early morning as I thought. Lets all enjoy the show!

    • Xavier

      ???

  • Stephen Cash

    Randy Orton cashes in tonight!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I doubt it. It is way too soon, unless Cena gets beat down by the crowd of wrestlers.

      • Stephen Cash

        I hope he doesn’t. I wish he was closer with Cena in storyline so he could have a good heel turn.

        • David

          People have been asking for a Randy Orton heel turn for so long, that I feel when it happens it will be anti-climatic.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Randy Savage chant!

    • Xavier

      The virgin smarks are in fullforce tonight

      • James

        lol 25 year old men who wear their championship belts to the show

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wait, did we get the post WM crowd back in Brooklyn?

    • K!NG

      Us New Yorkers are just crazy and loud all the time

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I’m surprised they aren’t Fandangoing this whole match!

    • Xavier

      This is actually a solid match

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Fandango is a lot better than a lot of people want to give him credit for. They guy works the ring very well.

        • Xavier

          I agree, hope the fans in the arena actually give the match a chance instead of trying to duplicate a bunch of drunk dyslexics from a couple months ago

          • Gesus Oliver

            I have been behind Fandango for a long time. He is starting to find this stride with the character and it’s great. That match does nothing but elevate him higher. May not ever reach WWE title level, but definitely upper card status.

          • Xavier

            Agreed

  • James

    Summerslam should be:

    CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar w/ Paul Heyman

    John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton

    Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio (some kind of stipulation)

    Bray Wyatt vs. Kane

    The Undertaker vs. Dean Ambrose (hopefully)

    Dean Ambrose vs. Cody Rhodes (Ladder Match for the Briefcase)

    Curtis Axel w/Paul Heyman vs. RVD

    Roman and Reigns vs. The Real Americans

    • Robbie

      What briefcase? None of them one last night

      • Jesse Sherwood

        He meant Sandow, I think.

        • James

          I was typing too fast not thinking lol

    • James

      I mean Damien Sandow vs. Cody Rhodes lol

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      I noticed a 2nd typo there. Its Rollins and Reigns not Roman and Reigns

      • James

        lol watching raw at the same time

        • Navin T. Ramkissoon

          Its a good card and with the exception of Taker vs Ambrose, it very well may happen. We may get Christian vs Ambrose instead

          • James

            I would love to see Taker vs. Ambrose at Mania Push Ambrose to the Moon

          • Navin T. Ramkissoon

            No arguments from me here. I am a huge fan of Ambrose as well.

          • Danny_Boy

            never gonna happen. ambrose isn’t credible enough

          • Jesse Sherwood

            No one would have thought it would have happened on Smackdown either, but it did. There is no such thing as never in this business.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Anyone else like Fandango’s flames better than the Rejected Fruit Roll-up?

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Very good showing by both Orton and Fandango. Fandango looked very strong against the main eventer, and Orton didn’t bury him!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I missed the Dolph/AJ Segment. What happened?

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Henry line of the night! “He’d tap everyone of y’all out too!”

  • Robbie

    Music botch

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Shield after Henry?! Henry face turn in the pipe!

    • Xavier

      Good segment. Henry went out like a G, and The Shield get some major heat back.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Fantastic segment! Henry was getting such a huge face reaction last night that VKM should have finally taken the hint. We love Henry!

        • Xavier

          He’s come a long way. I remember back in 06 he was getting shitted on by fans. I’m really glad he’s finally over, he’s earned it

  • Xavier

    Henry/Shield, interesting.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Agreed! This may just be what Henry needs to reinvigorate his character!

      • Gesus Oliver

        this is a great way to go. Nice way to breathe new life into Henry while also building up the shield. A nice way for them to go higher when they already hit the ceiling.

  • Xavier

    It’s time for Jericho to go. Like the guy but he hasn’t done anything interesting since he came back in late 2011. He’s matches & promos have been awful at best. The guy just doesn’t look motivated anymore

    • Gesus Oliver

      I absolutely disagree.

      • Xavier

        That’s fine. I just haven’t been a fan of anything he’s done since he cameback. The stuff he was doing in 08 was leaps & bounds better then anything he’s doing now IMHO

        • Jesse Sherwood

          The promos aren’t so bad, but when you are a legend and are 1-5 at PPVs since your return, there is an issue.

          • David

            And if he was 5-1 people would say he’s holding back the younger guys, so he’s at a no win situation.

          • Xavier

            I never come on here and accuse wrestlers of holding younger guys back, I’m one of the few Cena, Rock supporters on here and they get accused of that all the time. It’s just for whatever reason Y2J just seems kind of flat to me this year and last.

          • David

            I’m not saying you are, I’m just saying you can’t please everybody.

          • Xavier

            Agree

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Sadly, that is true. But there is a line to walk with it. Look at how he put of Axel, just to pick up a pair of controversial victories later. Creative needs to find creative solutions for putting people over, not just abuse Y2J.

          • Gesus Oliver

            I think Jericho finds it is duty to put these guys over. He wouldn’t ruin his stock in this character. He’s calculating this risk to build future stars. The man has years left to go. His matches with Punk were fantastic. His RR match earlier this year as awesome. While he may not be holding any titles in this run It’s the best work of his latter career.

  • Robbie

    JERICHO VS RVD YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

  • Cubed56

    Not really interested in Henry/Sheild, Henry has deserved a title run whether it be short lived or not they can build the Sheild another way without taking down Henry.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Honestly, I think it’s a way to keep the Shield in the top of the card while revitalizing Henry’s fanbase. It can do nothing but help both of them.

      • Cubed56

        I don’t see how it helps Henry. Yea the fanbase, but if or when the shield beats him he won’t see a title shot again for awhile and he’s too old to be patient for another shot

        • Xavier

          But who said he needs a title shot or the title. He’ll still be in upper midcard/main event as a face or heel regardless. And could work either face or heel. With the rise of Bryan, Orton, return of Lesnar & Punk a Henry title run just doesn’t seem to fit at the moment. Personally I’d love too see Henry get a WWE title run but with Summerslam just around the corner Cena/Bryan just makes so much more sense and would sale more for sure

          • Jimmy

            I think they should save Cena/Bryan for mania.

          • Xavier

            Gonna have to disagree. Cena/Taker, Rock/Brock & Punk/Bryan is how I would book WM. Build the show around those 3 matches

          • Jimmy

            Hmm.. forgot about Undertaker, and he most likely will face Cena for his last match.

            But right now i just don’t see Bryan getting a title feud as long as Cena is the face champion. Let Orton and Cena feud, Orton has worked hard to get his spot back and if they feud it means one of them turns heel, isn’t that what the IWC wants?

          • Cubed56

            I agree with that, as a matter of fact I’m not disagreeing with anything anyone has commented with to my original post, it’s just me being a Henry fan would like to see him with a title run or something other then being the guy to start the Sheild rise back to the top.

        • Jimmy

          He’s not ever going to win the WWE title, the only reason he was facing Cena at MITB was so they could use the rest of the top stars for the All-Stars bout.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I’m thinking it’s the start of a turn for Henry as well. He has been receiving more face reactions of late. And while it would seem like a loss would drop him out of title contention, it would be against the Shield. They are at the top of the food chain right now. And as a Face, it opens more title chances for him.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Fandango v Orton set the tone for tonight, there is no where to go but up. Let’s see what ADR and Zigglypuff can do.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    The thing with Jericho is while I understand the fact that he puts over younger guys for the betterment of the business, however he does not need to put over every body he faces. There were some people who Jericho could have beaten without hurting his momentum, but instead he put them over. I still maintain that he should have gone over Ryback in that match last night because to me that match fell totally flat.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I agree Navin. They could have had Ryback snap and take out Jericho after the match, but winning with a small package made him look even more pathetic than I thought he could coming out of that match.

  • Stephen Cash

    Almost changed the channel when I heard ADR’s music, but then I remembered Ziggler was in this match.

  • Xavier

    Ziggler/ADR have good chemistry.

  • David

    I’m surprised they don’t make Ziggler turn his twitter handle to Faceziggler

  • Mark3man

    wyatts and shield should carry on one upping each other by taking out big names, then have a winner takes all 6 man title match at SS

    • Cubed56

      I seen another site that this was a possible plan for the shield and Wyatt family, but it was uncertain if the blow off would be at SS

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      SummerSlam or Survivor Series?

      • Mark3man

        meant summer slam, however survivor series would be even better…i know it would be only 3 on 3 but it would fit the whole idea of survivor series

        • thepowerserge

          Survivor Series would be my choice, since Summerslam seems too quick for the Wyatts. Hell, they just started showing up on WWE programming. I mean, The Shield wasn’t rushed right into the tag title picture right out of the gate.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And the Black Widow strikes again!

  • Xavier

    AJ’s victims (Bryan, Punk, Kane, Cena, Ziggler). I saw this coming though

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I love that necklace she’s wearing!

  • Xavier

    Great way to get heel heat on Big E

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And there is the setup for Ziggler vs. Langston!

    • Jimmy

      Ziggler vs Big E doesn’t intrigue me at this point. They have Ziggler win the WHC title just to drop it straight away for a feud with Big E?

    • Xavier

      This is a Plan B. Ziggler got hurt so they had to take the title off of him. Bad timing I guess

  • Robbie

    Looks like Big E vs Ziggler at SummerSlam

  • Jimmy

    Theres something about RVD, Y2J and Christian that makes them all very similar i just can’t put my finger on it.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      That feel that they never should have been a big name in WWE but they defied the odds and made it? At least that’s it for me.

      • Jimmy

        Yeah something like that, they are like the original guys from back in the day that made it without falling under the category of Vinces “big muscular main event guys” and ended up becoming great veterans to this day.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Looks like WWE is trying very hard to rectify the past 3 PPVs mistakes in building by starting out strong tonight!

    • Xavier

      What mistakes would those be

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Placing emphasis only on 2-3 feuds and not building matches as a big deal.

        • Gesus Oliver

          good point. Not waiting until the go home to throw 5 matches together is great over all.

  • steve2

    If only the divas were as busty as Big E….

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

      They’d never be able to stand up!

      • Gesus Oliver

        I am anxious to see Ziggler sell Big E’s nipple slips.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Well, then they need to get double implants!

      • Gesus Oliver

        a simple implant would make no sense. They’d be lopsided.

  • Robbie

    I can see Kaitlyn/Ziggler vs AJ/Big E in the future

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

      I think that’s been the plan for a bit. At least since Ziggy’s face turn.

  • Cubed56

    Everyone is over looking kaitlyn and AJ’s story, it will be Ziggler/kaitlyn v big e and aj at SS. Personally I think that would suck.

    • Jimmy

      Agreed, Ziggler is too good to be associated with that storyline.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wait, when was the last time Truth had a match on Raw?

    • Gesus Oliver

      who cares.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        June 10th, so a month.

    • Robbie

      Not going to have one…

    • Jimmy

      They need to turn him into a crazy, conspiracy solving heel again. Remember when he feuded with Cena for the title? He really makes a great heel.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        That was a real great point in his career,

      • Kenneth

        They could call Jesse Ventura back to manage him.

    • thepowerserge

      Guess it was Truth’s turn to get got.

  • Hayden Tyler

    Wyatt family!!

  • Robbie

    WYATTS YES

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wyatt Family to go after the Black man? That’s Racist!

    • thepowerserge

      Haven’t felt this creeped out about a gimmick since Papa Shango. Good on the Wyatt Family. Summerslam might be too soon, but how about The Wyatt Family vs. The Shield at Survivor Series?

  • Robbie

    It’s silent…not liking it

  • Cubed56

    Both African Americans get wiped out tonight by the shield and Wyatt family respectively, interesting?

    • Xavier

      As an African American myself I think this was just a coincidence

      • Cubed56

        No I agree, I’m just saying shield takes out mark Henry, Wyatt’s r truth. Are they going to mimick each other for awhile and have a match eventually

        • Xavier

          Yeah, I’m sure at some point their paths will cross

          • Cubed56

            No doubt they will, my original post was misunderstood, it had nothing to do with race, or that r truth and Henry were being punished or buried, I found it interesting that the Wyatt’s are mimicking what the shield did earlier. And the shield attacked Henry to re affirm to the Wyatt’s that they are the dominant three man group in the wwe. My post was meant for people who have the ability to think deeper into storylines and outside the box

    • Jimmy

      Doesn’t mean anything, considering they’re first victim was Kane.

    • Gesus Oliver

      I think you’re reading to much into it.

      • Cubed56

        If you read my other comment below you’ll see what I meant.

  • Xavier

    I always thought that the Wyatt Family would make for a good pairing with Dutch

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Same here Xavier, but as Zeb it wouldn’t work. He’d need to go back to his USWA character.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Bray is gold on the mic. I am really impressed with how much he has improved

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Sister Abigail! Glad we got to see it tonight.

  • Xavier

    RAW has been on point all night

    • Jesse Sherwood

      THIS is how every week’s show should be!

      • Jimmy

        All the post-PPV shows have been great this year.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          It’s the pacing that I am loving. There have been very few low points tonight, if any.

  • Hayden Tyler

    “Kane follow the buzzards.” what does that mean??? O_o

    • Jesse Sherwood

      “Follow the Buzzards, and there we shall be.” It’s a signature line from the Wyatt Family.

      • Hayden Tyler

        ok i still do not get it

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Buzzards feed on the dead and dying, and that is what Bray Wyatt is saying he is leaving.

          • Hayden Tyler

            oh ok i was having a dumb moment

  • Cubed56

    Them talking about your hero being a liar, could this be a long storyline with somebody being revealed as the real leader of the Wyatt’s.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      No, I think it will be a slow burn like you said but with the target ending in Bryan, Punk, Orton, or Cena.

      • Cubed56

        More then likely that will be the case, but it would be a hell of a twist.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Sorry Zeb, Mexico ranking most obese nation I highly doubt Hispanic immigrants are running across the border. (joke)

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Lol, it’s the tacos!

    • Xavier

      Maybe he was referring to all the Canadians that sneak across the Canadian border

      • Jesse Sherwood

        That’s just as bad, since they chug maple syrup!

        • Xavier

          Lol

        • JDYoong

          hey i’m canadian! we’re a skinny bunch :P

      • Gesus Oliver

        If you follow me on twitter, I just tweeted I realized my paper work for immigration to canada came in today lol

        • Xavier

          LMAO

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Go ahead and leave this awesome country, you hoser!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Just realized something: The Wyatt’s remind me of Boyd Crowder from Justified if he went off the crazy train and started wrestling!

  • Jimmy

    I’m surprised no one is talking about who Cena will pick as his opponent. Anyone?

    • Xavier

      It’s a 99% chance it’s gonna be Bryan

    • Jesse Sherwood

      After the crowd reaction, I think it is obvious. Bryan!

    • Cubed56

      Cause this site s full of the Iwc hardcore members, they don’t give a damn about cena

      • Jimmy

        I’m sure they’d give a damn about who they would want to see as the WWE Champion?

        • Cubed56

          Very true, but if they have to possibly write anything about cena in a positive way, you’ll never see it on here.

          • Xavier

            I beg your pardon lol

          • Cubed56

            You sir are one of the few exceptions, ill give you that.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Honestly, it doesn’t feel like it is up for debate. Cena will pick who the fans want, and they made it abundantly clear they wanted Bryan. Honestly, Cena impressed me last night.

        • Xavier

          Big man matches are his bread & butter.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            He does seem to put out his best work against them or against a very technical opponent.

          • Xavier

            Last night didn’t surprise me at all. I know I stand alone in this but I always felt Cena had great ring phychology. He’s had great matches with just about every type of opponent you can think of. People can’t see that because they can’t get past the character. Nowhere near the deepest move set I admit but he tells a story inside the ring as good as anyone. Now let the hate begin lol

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I agree sir. His current body of ring work may not be the best, but he adds a level of depth to every match he is in by just wondering if he will be able to make the comeback on that given night.

        • Cubed56

          I agree with you Jesse, I’m not bashing cena, I’m just stating you and I both know if cena is being talked about on here 99.9% of the time he’s being bashed, so something like who he’s gonna choose won’t get much run on here cause nobody cares.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I know, but that is the general issues with the IWC. Cena is always awful, no matter what, the flavor of the month is awesome until they are “shoved down our throats too much”, and certain people always bury others.

          • Cubed56

            Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • Xavier

    Hope the Usos win here

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Considering they took out the Shield last night in the WHC MITB, I think it is a given.

      • Gesus Oliver

        I’m so happy I was wrong about the usos

  • Robbie

    Noticed during that entrance, Cesaro is a John Morrison fan. He does everything slow mo

  • Scottyo614

    Bray Wyatt’s finisher is one of the best in WWE

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Amen! Wyatt is a future World Champ. His charisma and ring work have vastly improved over the last 2 years.

      • Gesus Oliver

        Proof that NXT can breed future champs. It’s working.

      • Scottyo614

        To me it’s that he’s invested in the character and like Gesus said its nxt. He got to tweak it with no rush and now it’s believable. Ill admit I first thought it was Waylen Mercy 2.0 but no. This is Bray Wyatt. I’m not sure many others could be a “rookie” leading a group like he is.

  • JDYoong

    I feel like Dutch Mantel had a say in tonight’s show…2 “Dutch” references thus far lol

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Agreed. He’s sneaky like that!

  • Cubed56

    Liking the usos winning, not liking Cesaro taking the pin.

  • John

    Anyone else see WWE.com put up on the website John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan for Summerslam?

    I know we all knew it was going to be that match anyway but still would be nice if WWE didn’t spoil their own programming.

    • Anton Meyers

      Seriously? Dumb as hell

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It isn’t on there now. It must have been a brief error.

    • Cubed56

      We’ve been getting alot of swerves lately, I’m sure it will be Bryan v cena, bu you never know.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Sir Tender in the Treasury. Fantastic!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    :)

  • Stephen Cash

    I hope Cody beats sandow for the case.

  • Cubed56

    And the tradition continues, the WHC MITB briefcase holder jobs to everyone.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Raw mistake #1. Cheating these great fans out of a cart wheel.

  • John

    Rhodes vs. Sandow for the MITB contract @ Summerslam?

    • Cubed56

      I hope not, while I believe these two will have an excellent feud, I think Sandow should cash in somewhere down the line and Rhodes and Sandow battle for the WHC at WM XXX.

  • Scottyo614

    If Cody hit The Rhodes elbow in an IWC city the place would come unglued. The future of the WWE hasn’t looked this bright since 96

    • Gesus Oliver

      the Bionic Elbow?

      • Scottyo614

        Yeah that thing lol.

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

      I have to agree. The talent right now is intense!

  • Xavier

    I actually got thru to the 1-800-FELLA hotline

    • Jesse Sherwood

      You dialed it wrong… What did you get?!

      • Xavier

        Some Sheamus voice recording

        • Jesse Sherwood

          FELLO…

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And here is our Total Diva’s preview!

    • Xavier

      Naomi can wrestle. And she’s fine as hell

      • Jesse Sherwood

        But the Bellas can’t! Naomi has really been impressive.

  • Scottyo614

    Brie Bella has a tattoo around the waist area. See ya twin magic ;) ;)

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Like refs notice that! They miss obvious calls!

    • Gesus Oliver

      Nikki has implants, Hello Twin twin magic ;)

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Or a magic bra on!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Was Sami Zayn in the building? I may be going crazy but I thought I was hearing Ole Ole Chants

    • Jesse Sherwood

      You weren’t. They are trying to make the post WM magic.

  • Xavier

    This crowds pathetic attempt to try too mimic the post-WM crowd is just flat out embarrassing.

    • Cubed56

      Hey what’s your prediction for the reaction of one Justin Lal as soon as cena announces Bryan as his SS opponent.

      • Xavier

        LMAO who knows. He’ll say the McMahon is catering to the IWC too much. Personally I wanna see the match,they had a 10 minute match on RAW some time back that was really good

        • Cubed56

          I agree I think it only makes sense and everyone but Lal wants too see it. That guy makes me laugh every time he posts bashing Bryan.

    • Don Tonberry

      Mimic? New York and New Jersey are like 20 minutes apart depending where you live and traffic. The “NY/NJ crowd” from the post WM is made of both states while tonight it was just NY which is just as wild. I know because I live here and I’ve been to Madison Square Garden. NY, NJ, Chicago, and Philly always have the hottest wrestling crowds.

  • Cubed56

    Would like to see Naomi work with kaitlyn and AJ

    • Xavier

      Agreed, she can wrestle. She should be in line for a Diva’s title shot soon. Kaitlyn/AJ has run it’s course

      • Cubed56

        Unfortunately I think we’re gonna see more AJ/kaitlyn with the big e/dolph story

  • Scott

    That was actually an impressive cross body by Naomi!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    NXT Season 3 was probably the second most successful season of the original NXT. only two of the Divas on it are not with WWE, and 1 didn’t make it to the main roster.

  • Cubed56

    Wow, over a couple minutes into a punk segment and yet no mention of “the best in the world”

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He’s trying to scale it back. But this is more for Heyman anyways.

    • Xavier

      It’s amazing

      • Jesse Sherwood

        And Heyman used it!

    • Xavier

      Damnit HEYMAN! Lol

      • Cubed56

        Lol, right, it’s only a matter of seconds before punk drops the line himself.

        • Xavier

          But all joking aside, him cutting a face to face promo on Lesnar and saying “Best In The World” just won’t cut it this time considering Lesnar’s first WWE run/MMA run. Just wouldn’t be convincing to say that to Lesnar

          • Cubed56

            Agreed. He needs something fresh for his promos. It would be fitting though if punk makes lesnar tap out.

  • Cubed56

    Damn, gotta give it to Heyman, that guy is simply platinum on the mic.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wow! Heyman is hitting hard here!

    • Jimmy

      I guarantee that Punk & Heyman knew before they came out that they wanted a solid promo in mic work and they both know each other well so it’s easy to work off each other. For example they way Heyman got Punk that crazy pop.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Heyman is really hitting it out of the park here

    • Jesse Sherwood

      This is transcendent! He has turned it beyond a normal feud and into a very personal one! I love it!

  • Xavier

    Punk/Lesnar needs a clean finish. Screw the interference BS! Cena/Rock & HHH/Lesnar all had clean finishes and this match needs one to

    • Cubed56

      Agreed, anything but a clean finish would be unjustifiable

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Punk feeling the staples and looking dark is awesome! He doesn’t need the BitW shtick, he needs to become the dark antihero to Heyman!

  • Scottyo614

    Thinking long term from one promo… Brock beats CM Punk after trying everything in his move set and an Axel run in. This would lead to a long term feud and keep Brocks dates down. Still would be fun

    • Xavier

      No run ins please, clean finish

      • Scottyo614

        I actually would love that. But this is WWE and I THINK this is a build to Wrestlemania ala last year with HHH. A physical match with a clear winner would be fun. I just don’t see it business wise.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    This is an excellent promo. Punk is showing that he does not need to say Best In the World to cut an excellent promo

  • Xavier

    It’s like watching a fly try to beat on a rhino

    • Jesse Sherwood

      No different than Cena vs. Lesnar! No man stacks up well to Lesnar.

      • Xavier

        Cena & HHH are a lot bigger then Punk. Punk looks really outmatched compared too those two. But that’s what makes this feud great. Will punk be able to chop down the giant, and how?

        • Jimmy

          In physicall form its deffinately a mis-match but i’m sure WWE will find a way to make it seem like Punk has a fighting chance.

          • Xavier

            I totality agree, and that’s why this feud is so intriguing to me.

  • Scott

    NOW THAT WAS A PROMO!!!!!!!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    As a bit of a notice to everyone, foul language is not permitted. Please refrain from using it.

  • Xavier

    Great segment

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Agreed. It had everything you could have hoped for to start the path to Punk vs. Lesnar.

  • Robbie

    CENA VS KHALI

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    God No

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wait, Cena knows Farsi?

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      Thats either Hindi or Punjabi I think.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Sorry, rewatching it, it was Hindi. I’m rusty!

    • Xavier

      And French lol

  • Xavier

    CM Punk in the babyface in peril against a monster will be great. Punk hasn’t had many big man feuds so this will be a very unique feud for him

    • Cubed56

      Well like I said before my comment was apparently deleted, all punk has to do is watch lesnar v overeem from his ufc run, and he will know all he’s gotta do is kick him in the stomach and lesnar will curl up and tap like a little girl. Hopefully that doesn’t cross the language barrier here.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Thanks Cubed for the rewording of it. I got a few in similar and had to put on my Staff hat, so it wasn’t anything against you. Just following the rules I was told as well.

        • Cubed56

          No problems bud, no hard feelings, I understand. I was just stating how Brock reacted that fight, he did curl up like a little you know what, but your right I could’ve used different wording from the get go, my apologies.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            And I agree! That was just an awful fight. You could tell afterward that Lesnar was just there for the payday.

          • Cubed56

            No doubt it was an absolute embarrassment for him and mma in general.

          • Xavier

            Yeah, agreed. It started going downhill for him in that Carwin fight, even though he escaped with the win he was greatly exposed in that bout

          • Cubed56

            Truthfully the ref should’ve stopped his fight against carwin too, he was getting mauled.

          • Xavier

            Agreed, that’s why I used the word escape

  • Robbie

    It’s nice to see RVD looking so refreshed

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Agreed Robbie. He lost so much of his vitality in TNA that it is like he is a totally different person now.

    • Gesus Oliver

      I was talking to my friend about Sting joining WWE. I told him I bet you any more if sting had the change to join he would get into shape look and be feeling great for a run. he tried to argue and my defense was wait until we see RVD. The man looked so bloated and like he didn’t care at all there. He comes back here, in shape and fresh looking. I like it.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        The thing is, Sting doesn’t look bad now and you can tell he still cares about what he is doing in the ring. RVD was like Booker T and Nash in TNA, he lost sight of why he was performing.

        • Gesus Oliver

          He wrestles in a shirt and is out of shape. He loves TNA but isn’t motivated.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            He’s in his 50s, he doesn’t want to show his body going to crap. And he is still in decent ring shape.

          • Gesus Oliver

            disagree. You’re wrong shut up. *pouts*

  • Xavier

    Why are fans chanting “You still Got It” at RVD. This isn’t exactly Steamboat at WrestleMania 25

    • Scottyo614

      I hate that cheer. It’s as bad as what.

      Clearly they don’t watch tna lol

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Because most fans don’t realize he’s been in TNA for 3 years…

    • Cubed56

      Lol, I agree. While RVD looks refreshed and in better shape you could see last night and tonight he has lost a step.

      • Xavier

        Wanted too let you & Jesse know that if you know of any other knowledgeable wrestling fans who love to talk wrestling please feel free to add them to the FB group. I would like to get more conversations going on in there so I need more then just the 23 members there are now lol

        • Cubed56

          Will do my best to help add to our page

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Xavier, find me and add me. Same pic as here on my FB.

          • Xavier

            I thought you were already in the group lol. But yeah man no problem just click on the link below

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

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I get a link broken error when I click it.

          • Xavier

            Okay, just give me a sec

          • Cubed56

            I tried to add you a couple weeks ago, I’m not sure what happened, I’m sure it will work if Xavier adds you though.

      • Cubed56

        I take it back maybe RVD hasn’t lost a step, he’s just regaining his form.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          He hasn’t wrestled in about 6 months, so some ring rust is expected.

          • Batman

            Except for the matches he had three weeks ago. Fought Sami Callihan 24th June. Someone else two days before. Tommy Dreamer a few days before that.

            Just because he’s not on tv doesn’t mean he’s not wrestling.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Batman, I had forgot that he had performed on Indy shows before his return. I will admend my comment to my initial meaning of on TV, as there is a difference in the style of working for a 10k plus audience live and 4.0 million on television and a few hundred live and maybe 25k on iPPV.

    • Scott

      I remember watching that live and being completely blown away! Plus hearing JR get emotional during that match made it so much better! Icing on the cake!

      • Xavier

        I agree, it was a true WrestleMania moment indeed. Their match at Backlash was really good as well

    • Gesus Oliver

      I am fine with that chanting it tonight. If it continues then I will be angry. Most people haven’t seen him in 3 years. He hasn’t missed a step. I love it.

    • Jimmy

      Especially considering that RVD has been physically active in TNA so he would’t have much ring rust anyway.

    • thepowerserge

      RVD doesn’t still “have it.” He NEVER lost it.

  • Robbie

    I know it’s weird but I’m always wondering why RVD’s ponytail never goes loose when you see other superstars hair go all over the place

  • Cubed56

    So I just re-read Bray Wyatt’s promo, and I consider myself a pretty knowledgable wrestling fan and can read into most promos that people cut, but I gotta admit, his has really got me thinking and somewhat confused, and exited to see where it all leads, I honestly cannot tell who or what he’s referencing too with that promo, and that’s awesome.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Fun fact: The last time RVD and Y2J faced off 1-on-1 was October 27, 2003.

  • Scottyo614

    This match right here… For two veterans is GREAT! Could you imagine RVD vs. Y2J 1999 in ECW. Be really tough to top

    • Jesse Sherwood

      That would have been epic!

  • Xavier

    Good solid match. Love the way the pieces are falling in place in the WWE right now.

  • Bob

    RVD….Best DDT seller ever.

  • Robbie

    Looks like RVD’s cut has reopened

  • Cubed56

    Match of the year candidate?

    • Scottyo614

      Please someone tell me how Punk vs. Cena was better. This js wrestling at its best. No title, no gimmicks just wrestling.

      The time given and the effort was amazing

      • Cubed56

        Punk v cena was right there with this, but I gotta agree this match topped it.

  • Robbie

    Anyone who is new to Wrestling, watch this match!

  • Scott

    Does anyone else agree that we are watching a PPV classic for free on Raw tonight?

  • David

    Cespedes just won the WWE Title.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Huh?

      • savokes

        the HR Derby…the AL guys had a replica WWE Championship belt to give to the winner

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Nice! That’ll be all over dot com later.

        • David

          Yes, that’s what I meant.

  • Robbie

    RVD will now go to the back and celebrate with Swagger

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Jericho really needs to get some credibility back on his return. He needs to pick up some important wins, so when he puts over someone it can actually mean something again

  • Scott

    If RVD has lost a step…..after this match Id say its a very small one. Hes proof that weed can lengthen a career! Hahaha just kidding!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Brawler is out there!

  • Robbie

    Paul Heyman on MizTV again?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Yep, it will continue the Axel feud to SS.

  • Cubed56

    Hoping for a swerve here.

    • Xavier

      LOL This time I’m not. Cena/Bryan has to go down at Summerslam

      • Cubed56

        I agree, I just wanna see the Iwc explode if its not DB.

        • Xavier

          But then you’d be giving your sworn enemy his satisfaction lol

          • Cubed56

            True, but damn it would be funny to read all about it.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I told you Cena would follow the Universe!

  • JDYoong

    I SPOT THE BROOKLYN BRAWLER!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Brawler for WWE Champion!

      • JDYoong

        i was waiting for cena to give him a mention for some possible cheap pop…alas, my wish didn’t come true ):

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Massive Daniel Bryan Chant!

  • Xavier

    He picked Bryan, WTF I didn’t see that coming at all

    • Cubed56

      Lol, and the New York jets just won the Super Bowl!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        And the Marlins the World Series!

    • Cubed56

      And let the Justin Lal blog of fury begin!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And it is official! YES! YES! YES!

    • savokes

      Is there anyone more over right now? haha

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Or more over than him in the past 10 years?

        • Xavier

          I think Eddie building up too Lesnar tops this I think

          • Jesse Sherwood

            It’s close, that’s for sure!

  • Scottyo614

    Is Daniel Bryan the most over superstar since Stone Cold, The Rock and the face DX? It’s a simple formula, we knew it was coming yet so so good…. Anyone else thinking DB wins and Randy Orton cashes in…

    • Cubed56

      Well that would be one way for Orton to become the major heel he wants to be.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        That would drive the fans over the edge! Orton would become the uber heel and Bryan would be over so far that the meter might break!

        • thepowerserge

          At this point, in my opinion, Orton feels too much like Cena Light.

  • Robbie

    What an amazing Raw

  • John

    Remind me, is LA a hotbed for wrestling fans? ie. should we expect a hot crowd at Summerslam or will they be dead? If the crowd is good then Bryan vs. Cena could be epic!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It’s mixed. SS has been hit and miss over the last 4 years.

  • Pinkie Pie

    Man, that was a damn good RAW. Good matches, good promos, good storyline development. One of the best RAWs in a long time.

    So guys, let’s take bets. Will WWE: A. Let Bryan go over at Summerslam. B. Feed Bryan to Cena at Summerslam. or C. Let Bryan win against Cena, only for Orton to cash in immediately afterwards.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Option C. That will drive fans wild!

      • Fluttershy

        It would definitely get Orton over as a heel, that’s for sure.

    • Scottyo614

      C would be a moment that could change the business. By that Orton goes heel and Bryan shoots into the galaxy as a face. I know the rumor says a DB heel turn, but he’s like Mysterio and fans can’t root against the small guy too much. That reaction of Orton cashing in could be business changing

  • Robbie

    I’m still rewinding that moment. Man I have goosebumps

  • CJ Blaze

    I will be honest, I totally thought Cena was getting ready to say Mark Henry! But I’m sooo glad he didn’t.

  • Rt

    Raw was pretty damn good tonight. It actually kept my interest. Which Raw hasn’t done in some time. We can all thank one man, Brad Maddox. :)