RAW Results 6/17/13 – Night Of Perfection

RAW Results June 17, 2013
From Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon for Wrestling News World

Pre-RAW Commercial

Who won Three Stages of Hell? Punk, the best in the world, returned to the WWE in Chicago!

Show Starts

Video

Recap of Payback. Stills from Axel winning the IC Title, AJ winning the Divas Title, Ambrose retaining, The Shield retaining, ADR winning the WHC, Punk defeating Jericho, then Cena defeating Ryback – though still not shots of Ryback going through the roof. What lies ahead tonight, on RAW?

In Ring Segment

Justin announces Ricardo who gets some heat from the fans, some serious heat from the fans, and he sucks it up. ADR comes out on foot, gray suit, white shirt open at the collar, black scarf showing his turn. Stills from ADR kicking Ziggler in the head, over and over, last night. In the ring ADR raises the belt and gets some pop, but then heat.

ADR – How was your weekend? Talking about a man of steel.
Ricardo – He is a bird, he is a plane, he is your new WHC, ADR…
ADR – Some of you are saying the way I won was controversial. The night after WrestleMania was controversial. I was injured, my leg almost broken. In that pain I gave him a fight, but you people cheered for him. Cheered for a coward who attacked an injured man. I should be surprised or offended, but I’m not. I heard the reaction last night and every other night.

“We want Ziggler!”

ADR – I gave you everything, and you never showed the respect I deserve. I fought Swagger, a pig who disrespect the Mexican people and culture. But all I heard was “USA!”

“USA!”

ADR – You don’t cheer for ADR, but you cheer for a pig and a coward. That’s what America is all about, pigs and cowards! I fought for you for the past 5 months and got nothing. Last night I fought for ADR and I got this! I’m gonna be the better man. I’m gonna show you why I am the best. People, I will give you a second chance. A second opportunity to show me the respect I deserve.

Heat!

ADR – You don’t get it, I…

Punk’s music cuts him off and the fans go wild! Punk to the ring with Heyman in tow.

Punk – Ricardo, how you doin’? ADR. Seems like it’s been a while. Last time we were in the ring and you had that, it was Survivor Series 2011 and I held it for (checks with Heyman) 434 days. I can tell by you reaction that you remember that night well. That’s not why I’m out here. I’m out here because I heard you say you were the best.

“CM Punk!”

Punk – There’s only one best in the world, and you’re looking at him. I’m out here to challenge you.

Heyman – ADR, before you answer that, my clients don’t fight for free.

Punk – Paul, Paul, Paul.

Heyman – Last night you had an epic battle with Ziggler. And I appreciate all that you are, the new…

Punk – Paul, Paul, Paul. What are you doing?

Heyman – We didn’t talk about this, and you are banged up from last night, the Title wouldn’t even be on the line.

Punk – I know the Title wouldn’t be on the line. I know Ziggler damn well deserves a rematch, and I’m banged up, because when this guy was stealing a Title from Ziggler, I was stealing the show with Jericho! I’m glad you think you’re the best, everyone should, but I proved it last night, and want to do it again tonight, against you!

ADR – Punk, you don’t want to do this. You don’t want this.

Punk – Yes, yes I do. You and me in a match, tonight.

“Si!”

ADR – Punk, I am the WHC. Like I said, you don’t want me.

Punk – I had a feeling you were going to say that. (To Ricardo) How about you? You got your tights on under there? Want to fight? Somebody’s going to fight me tonight!

EXCUSE ME!! EXCUSE ME!! EXCUSE ME!! ADR, you don’t get to make that decision, I do. As great as Payback was last night, I want to carry the momentum, and I think the main event should be ADR versus Punk!

Vickie leaves the stage in her black leather dress, Maddox in tow. Punk and Heyman leave the ring. Vickie has an announcement for McMahon. Also, Vickie has put Bryan and Orton in a match against each other tonight.

Backstage Segment

Barrett heads for the ring to face Axel in a rematch.

>Commercial

Backstage Segment

Heyman – I jumped the gun. It’s how I feel about you.
Punk – I said it last night. You got involved last night and almost cost me the match. I don’t need you, I’m not Brock, nor Axel. I’m not your client. I don’t want you ringside. I will always be a Paul Heyman Guy. (Punk turns and leaves Heyman in shock.)

Barrett vs Christian!

Barrett is in the ring.
EXCUSE ME! EXCUSE ME!! I know you want to face Axel, but you’re going to face this guy! Out comes Christian!

Barrett on Christian with blows. Christian with a crossbody, is caught, wiggles free and sends Barrett flying form the ring. Christian climbs, then flies out on top of Barrett! Barrett tossed back in. Christian climbs, but Barrett attacks and beats on Christian’s shoulder. Chinlock on Christian in the center of the ring. Christian slammed back into a corner, set up top. Drop kick off the corner on Barrett. Christian calls for love, then bitch slaps Barrett. Flying forearms on Barrett, but Christian sent to the corner. Big back elbow on Barrett, then Christian’s ‘classic’ DDT off the corner. Barrett with a kick to Christian’s gut for two.

Barrett tries to cup handle, but Christian free. Christian side steps Barrett, then hangs Barrett up backward on the top rope. Unprettier on Barrett for three. (I know it’s not the unprettier, give me one night to use it, I’ll be correct next week.)

Winner – Christian (3:10)

Video recap of the high points of the match. Christian celebrates in the ring, poses for the fans who love him.

Announce Segment

Cole says Vickie is letting us pick the stip for the Bryan vs Orton match. Download the App, then vote! Voting hasn’t started yet.
A) No DQ
B) No Count Out
C) 2 out of 3 Falls

Video

Wyatt Family promo video.

>Commercial

Slam of the Week

Payback Kick Off – Sheamus defeated Sandow.

Handicap Match – Rhodes Scholars vs Sheamus

Rhodes Scholars in the ring talking. Sheamus out to face them both.

Sheamus kicks Rhodes, but both of them on Sheamus, back him into a corner. Sheamus takes Sandow down, then works Rhodes. Clothesline to Sandow, but then eats a disaster kick from Rhodes. Sandow on Sheamus on the mat. Rhodes stomps Sheamus. Double suplex on Sheamus, then Sandow stomps and drops an elbow. Kick to the side of Sheamus’ head. Snap mare, then an elbow of disdain. Sandow holds Sheamus and Rhodes slaps him around a bit. Sheamus is fired up and elevates Rhodes from the ring. Clotheslines on Sandow, then a shoulder block in the corner. High knee on Sandow. Sandow up and eats a rolling senton. Rhodes on the apron takes the forearms, all ten. Sheamus turns and scoop slams Sandow. Rhodes climbs and flies, Sheamus catches him and hits white noise. Sheamus plays up to the crowd who love it. Sheamus readies for the brogue kick, but Sandow grabs Sheamus and rolls him up for three.

Winners – Rhodes Scholars (3:29)

Sheamus is seething over the loss, glaring out at Sandow. Sheamus turns around an Rhodes eats a brogue kick! Sheamus in the ring, Sandow on stage stare and glare. Video recap of the end of the match. Sheamus and Sandow are still glaring at each other.

Announce Segment

Vote on the App. And will Henry retire?

Video

RVD promo video!

>Commercial

Backstage Segment

Vickie – They were on fire, what did you think? (to Trip) Punk versus ADR was genius on my part!
Trip – It was good thinking on your feet. But if Punk hadn’t wandered out there, what was the main event going to be?
Vickie – But I brought back Christian!
Trip – That was great as well, but he’s been medically cleared for a month and half, why so long. And what about RVD?
Maddox – That was my idea.
Vickie – That was my idea.
Trip – It’s funny because when I was making the video with RVD, on the phone, you weren’t on the phone with us. But I want to talk about The Shield. They’ve been running roughshod. I need you to take control. If they get involved in any way, I need you to make an example, you need to take control. I don’t care how strong you need to be, I need you to make an example out of them.
Vickie – Okay, sir, I will do that. You can count on me.
Trip – Awesome job. (Trip leaves, then returns.) Especially putting 3MB in the show tonight. Stroke of genius.
Maddox – Thanks!
Vickie – He was being sarcastic!

Announce Segment

King asks how Vickie will stand up to The Shield? They all laugh. They show video clips of the TTC Match last night. Orton left Bryan alone to be attacked.

Backstage Segment

Bryan is warming up, Kane comes in.
Kane – Daniel, can we talk?
Bryan – I’m a little busy right now. If you came here to say, ‘I told you so’ I don’t want to hear it right now.
Kane – Who said anything about ‘I told you so?’
Bryan – It’s written all over your face, you’re glad Team RKNO didn’t win the TTC! To you it proves I’m the weak link. I’ll prove you wrong when I heat Orton tonight.
Kane – I’m not glad of anything. You’re not the only one who lost last night. Maybe our losses was proof that we should give Team Hell No another shot.
Bryan – “NO!” You don’t get it, do you Kane? I won’t be able prove anything as a team. Right now I’m only worried about me, Team DB!
Kane – That makes sense, because you’re acting like a DB!
Bryan – The only way I’m ever going to prove myself as by myself. I need to win the WWE Championship.
Kane – I was thinking the same thing, I want to win the WWE Championship. So, is this it? Are we done?
Bryan – I don’t know.
Kane – I don’t know either. Good luck tonight. (very sweet and honestly)
Bryan – Are you saying good luck because you think I’m the weak link?

Kane shakes his head and walks away. Bryan continues to look mad and combative.

>Commercial

WWE Rewind

Smackdown, last Friday, Bryan and Orton defeated The Shield for the first time ever!

No DQ Match – Orton vs Bryan

Orton to the ring. Video of Orton saying that it’s Bryan’s fault they lost. Bryan is the weak link, and he will prove it tonight. Bryan out to the ring to huge pop. King is in the ring and announce the stip for the match. No DQ 54%, No Count Out 10%, 2 out of 3 Falls 36%.

Bryan on Orton with an arm bar. Orton fights back with arm bar into hammer. Orton tries for a front facelock, but Bryan gets free. Bryan sets up, then stomps both of Orton’s knees down. A kick to Orton’s side, then kicks on Orton in a corner. Orton with a head butt and stomps Bryan down in a corner. Orton with a slingshot suplex on Bryan. Orton in Bryan’s face, pulling Bryan’s hair. “Daniel Bryan!” chants. Bryan squirps Orton into a half Boston crab! Orton makes his way to the rope, but has to punch free, as it’s No DQ. Bryan with “YES!” kicks on Orton in a corner! Orton rakes Bryan’s eyes. Bryan rolls out, Orton out with a clothesline!

“Randy!” chants from the front row as he limps to Bryan. Both in and Orton gets two for his work. “Daniel Bryan!” chants. Chinlock on Bryan on the mat. Bryan to his feet, elbows free, but takes blows in a corner. Orton upon the corner over Bryan and the fans count the blows, but only 8. Bryan whipped, runs up flies over, clotheslines Orton. “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” and Bryan hits his drop kick on Orton in a corner, then another! Bryan gets two for this.

Bryan telegraphs, is kicked, but pulls the rope down and Orton flies out. Bryan with his suicide dive, but Orton side steps and Bryan hits the barricade. Orton pulls on the apron a bit, then pulls out the kendo stick. Orton walks slowly over to Bryan, then swings back and nails Bryan on the back. The ref is counting them out. More hits on Bryan. Orton grabs Bryan and rolls him in. Orton and the stick in, but Orton only gets two for it.

>Commercial

Orton and Bryan up top. Bryan with “YES!” punches, then a head butt sends Orton flying from the corner. Bryan off the top with a sick missile drop kick on Orton! Both men are down. (No DQ is trending on Twitter.) Both men still down on the mat, but slowly to their feet. Bryan with kicks on a kneeling Orton, but Orton ducks and hits a sick toss, almost a belly-to-belly, sort of. Bryan through the ropes, the doctor is there, but Bryan free and muscles Orton to the mat. Orton launches Bryan out, but Bryan holds on. Bryan skins the cat, but Orton kicks Bryan in the ribs when he’s almost in the ring. Bryan falls to the floor. The ref calls for the doctor. The announcers question it being a low blow.

The doctor says Bryan shouldn’t continue, but Bryan in and after Orton. Back out and Bryan is back suplexed on to the top of the barricade. The doctor says no, and the ref stops the match.

Winner – Orton (15:01)

Bryan is laying on the floor blinking, refs all standing around. Orton out, reaches a hand, pulls Bryan to his feet, hugs Bryan,makes sure he’s okay. Bryan up the ramp shaking his head, doctor by his side, Orton about five steps behind.

>Commercial

Video

B.A.Star promo with kids and Diddy.

Video

Recap of ADR finishing his heel turn on mic to start the show. Punk out to confront ADR for saying he’s the best. Punk wanted a fight. ADR didn’t, but Vickie made it the main event.

In Ring Segment

AJ’s music and she comes skipping out, Divas Title over her shoulder, Big E in tow. AJ skips around the ring. Video of Kaitlyn’s loss and breakdown, then Layla out to hug Kaitlyn.
AJ – So this is what it feels like to have it all. Unfortunately Ziggy couldn’t be here because he isn’t cleared, but he will be back to share it with the best Divas Champ of all time – me! I’ve always been Champ, now I have proof. Last night I made Kaitlyn tap out. Did I play mind games? Yes. Did a crush her spirit? Yes. But I am the hero of this story. I am a woman who knows how to get exactly what she wants, and that is an example to women everywhere. There’s not a woman in this audience, that locker room, the whole world who is as strong, brilliant, courageous, as I am! (AJ with that coy look) If there’s a woman back there who thinks you can compare to me, who is a fraction, I dare you to come out right now. That’s what I thought!

Steph’s music and out she comes in a gray suit with a white cami. Steph into the ring.

AJ (all smiles) – Hi! Hi Bosslady! Are you here to congratulate me, one Champ to another?
Steph – You know AJ there’s an entire line of Divas who want to come out here, but I asked if I could come out and say my peace first. You’re a true underdog, riling everyone up, have everyone buzzing. You’re a great story, and for that, I do say congratulations.
AJ (all smiles) – Thank you, thank you Steph, I knew you would understand!
Steph – I do, I understand, but what I don’t understand is why you perpetuate this stereotype about women, that we’re vicious, conniving, manipulative, and would rather tear each other down than build each other up. What you did to Kaitlyn was degrading to women everywhere. (A small “We want puppies!”chant) It’s time, AJ, that you start acting like a Champ.
AJ – You know Steph, you’re right. I should be thinking more like you. I should be acting more like you. Instead of dating Superstars, maybe I should marry one. (AJ smirks up at Steph) Let’s not get started on your Daddy issues, that’s a whole other can of worms.
Steph – AJ, somebody put it before that you’re brilliant. If you were so brilliant, I’d expect something a little more original.
AJ – I am original. What I did to Kaitlyn was original. That was cunning, well planned, well executed, months in the making, that was my masterpiece!
Steph – AJ, you want to give me those crazy eyes? (Steph leaning down over AJ) You forget who you’re talking to? I’m a McMahon! Nobody does crazy better than us. You want to be a Divas Champ, I suggest you start acting like one.
AJ – I am, I am the Divas Champ Steph. The reason you’re out here isn’t because you’re disappointed in me, it’s because I am you! Only younger. I don’t have a fancy pantsuit either.
Steph – (not directly into the mic, but picked up well because Steph’s husky voice carries so well) AJ, you are the Divas Champ, but please remember that I can take all of that away from you. If I want to, you won’t have a job anymore. (into the mic with wide eyes) You were saying?

Kaitlyn leads Fox, Natalya, Layla, Naomi and Cameron out to the stage.

Kaitlyn – Congratulations AJ, you did it. You won.
Steph (pulls Kaitlyn’s mic over to her own mouth) – Listen Kaitlyn, I’m going to give you a buy because of what you’ve been through the past couple weeks, but do not ever interrupt me again. And that goes for all of you. (to the rest of the Divas on the stage – Steph walks through them and out – they all look nervous)
Kaitlyn (walking to the ring) – You won. You won the Divas Championship. (“You tapped out!”) You won. You got inside my head. You manipulated me. Humiliated me. Played me like a puppet. You broke me. And now it’s my turn.

Kaitlyn into the ring and dives at AJ. The belt goes flying through the air into the ropes as Kaitlyn spears AJ. Kaitlyn all over AJ, but nothing really happens. Big E pulls AJ out of the ring. Kaitlyn’s right boob falls out. Big E grabs AJ as she dives at the ring. The screen goes black as Kaitlyn tucks her right boob back in. AJ is yelling over Big E’s shoulder as he carries her up the ramp. She’s wild, yelling about how Kaitlyn will never have the Divas Title.

>Commercial

US Title Match – Ambrose (c) vs Kane

The Shield out, but Ambrose to the ring. Kane out to face him. Fire from all four (as my daughter cheers for the fire). Bryan still being evaluated backstage.

Kane on Ambrose hard, then feeds Ambrose a big boot. Ambrose sits looking shocked. Kane telegraphs, is kicked, but then scoops Ambrose for a slam. An upper cut to Ambrose, then he’s whipped and clotheslined. Sidewalks slam on Ambrose for two.

Kane to the apron, climbs, clothesline. Reigns in, but punched down.

Winner – Kane via DQ (1:34)

Rollins in and grabbed, but Kane is speared by Ambrose. They pick Kane up and triple bomb Kane. Ambrose grabs his belt as they replay the attack on Kane. The Shield through the stands and out by the stage.

Backstage Segment

Henry in the biggest peachy/salmony suit jacket I have ever seen talking to Young, O’Neil and Tamina.

>Commercial

Backstage Segment

The Shield walking along, strutting.
Vickie – Who do you think you are? I am your boss!
Ambrose – What are you going to do spank us?
Rollins – Going to put us in time out?
Ambrose – Naw, from now on you should think about what you’re going to do before you do it.
Vickie (A finger up in Ambrose’s face) – You’re…
McMahon (in purple) – Awesome match! (Handshakes for all of them)
Ambrose – Thank you sir!
McMahon – We’re talking ruthless aggression here. Way to go. Keep it up. Have a good night. (The Shield leaves smiling) They really impress me. I really like them. I never really liked that Halloween mask wearing freak. You look good tonight Vickie. Brad. (McMahon leaves Vickie and Maddox confused and worried.)

Video

Another great Wyatt Family video.

>Commercial

Stage Segment

Zeb – My fellow Americans. Open your eyes. I’m speaking form within a country under siege. Our country is spying on us. Lying to us. Foreigners sneaking across our borders. We’re at war. That will form strange alliances. That’s why Swagger and I have chosen to work alongside a man with honor, integrity and respect. That man, while not born in the USA, embodies the spirit we try to reach daily. He speaks five languages, the most important English.

Cesaro out to stand by Zeb.

Cesaro – “We, the people!”

Cesaro vs Regal

Regal in the ring as Cesaro gets in.

Regal taken down with an arm hold, but back up and takes Cesaro down with a beautiful trip/throw. Cesaro backs Regal into a corner and beats on him. Regal to the mat, then Cesaro with a gut wrench on Regal. Cesaro pins, but Regal bridges up in a way we don’t see the young wrestlers work. Regal up with blows, then a kick. Forearm drops Cesaro. Cesaro then lifts Regal on his back and slams him beautifully! Cesaro with a headlock on Regal, then lifts Regal in the hold and spins him. Regal back to sitting, the hold still on briefly. Cesaro cracks his neck, hits his neutralizer for three.

Winner – Cesaro (2:44)

In the ring Cesaro unfurls a ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ flag, spreads it over Regal, then with hands over their hearts, they say the Pledge of Allegiance together.

Backstage Segment

Cena heading for the ring with a smile on his face.

Video

RVD promo.

>Commercial

In Ring Segment

Cena out and says, “One day away from Tuesday,” on stage before saluting and heading for the ring. Still from Payback. The fans are wild for Cena! Some heat, but a lot of pop.

Cena – Honestly, I love this. Look around, and listen. I love this! All of us here tonight because we love the WWE. Sure there’s folks out there who have their favorite Superstars. My favorite Superstars – right out there. I admire your honesty. Like the guy in the Punk shirt that thinks I suck. There’s a group out there who just doesn’t like me. I appreciate that. Then there’s a group who know that when I step in the ring, I go to war for them. I’m speaking tonight to them. (heat) I had a horrible 2012. I constantly had to come out and sometimes beg you to hang in there. After each disappointment I had to ask, and you did. Moments like Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, Punk, Ryback, walking into Payback and walking out the better man. I proudly stand before you and say, the Champ is here! (Title belt high) Skeptics and critics will be there, but to those who hung in there, I say thank you! Tonight is not the night I ask you to hang in there, tonight is the night I tell you I feel as good as I’ve ever felt, and a can take any challenge anyone can put in front of me! (pop) Whether you like me or you don’t, all our eyes are focused at MITB, because then I will know where my next challenge comes from. For the man who hangs onto that contract, there will be no good time to cash in on me. If I look down and out, think again. I will always be ready! I know I will not have this forever, but I promise you the next person to hold it earns it. Because our time is now, and the Champ is here!

Henry comes out, boots in hand, puts them on the stage, then heads to the ring in that glaring jacket. Henry on the apron, shakes his head, then gets into the ring.

Henry – You can put your guard down.

The fans cheer and Henry holds the mic up high in a show of love. Cena start to leave, but Henry stops him.

Henry – John, I want you to stay. There’s something I want to tell you, the boys and girls in the back, and all ya’ll.

“Henry!”

Henry – I respect everybody who loves this business. (You can hear the tears in Henry’s voice.) I respect all the people that work here because I know how difficult it is. (Henry wipes the tears) I was a seasoned vet in 2002 when this man came in.

“Thank you Henry!”

Henry – He’s doing an awesome job!

“Thank you Henry!”

Henry (wiping more tears – I was thinking if you didn’t remember me, you’d at least remember this coat. (smile)

“Sexual Chocolate!”

Henry – You all going to have me out here crying all night. John, the rate you’re going, you’re going to be the greatest WWE Champion of all time. (Cena leaning on the top rope nods his appreciation solemnly) If I had any regrets about my career, I been WHC, ECW Champion, Strongest Man In The World. I’ve had a lot of success. Not like the success John had, but I think I done pretty good for myself.

Cheers.

Henry – Thank you. (wipes his eyes) Which leads me to the reason I’m out here to formally retire from the active roster of the WWE.

“One more match!”

Henry (shakes his head) – Thank you all. One of the better crowds I’ve been in front of in the past five years.

Suddenly the WWE Championship is in Henry’s hands and he’s mush. Cena claps for Henry as JBL says it’s the one Title Henry didn’t win. Henry holds it high as they cheer for him.

Henry – A small town Silsbee, Texas boy done proud! (pop) Also, John, I’m gonna give this back, this is something you gotta earn. (Cena nods as he takes it) I got to travel the world, twice three, times, quadruple times over. Don’t cry for me Argentina, I’m doing enough crying for everybody. But I stand before you a proud, proud man. (big pop) I’m on the road close to 200 nights a year. To my beautiful wife Jana, I think you’ll be seeing more of me than you will want to. To my son Jacob who is a fanatical wrestling fan, you may have seen him on Twitter, and my little girl Joanna… (to a couple of chanting fans) Ah, I’m not Mae Young, dummy. To my little girl Joanna who cries when I leave home… (Henry really breaks down) Baby, I’m coming home.

Cena in, puts the belt between him and raises his hand, back to camera. Cena drops the belt and leans in for a hug, but Henry grabs him and hits a WSS! Off comes the jacket. Off comes the tie, ripping the shirt in the process.

Henry – You think it’s that easy? I got a lot left in the tank!

“You still got it!” chants as Henry drops the belt on Cena.

Video recap as King is disgusted, and JBL talks about what a huge double cross it was, and he bought it.

Henry (on stage) – That’s what I do!

>Commercial

Video

Recap of Henry turning on Cena and slamming him to the mat.

Backstage Segment

Henry walking along. The blond reporter stops Henry.
Henry – You believe, you believe like them people and Cena believe. You all a bunch of puppets, aren’t you? You don’t have to answer that. The WWE Title is the only thing I haven’t held and I’m challenging Cena for it. Reason I got two boots, I’m gonna leave one of them in his rear end.

Jericho vs Slater

Cole talks about how disgusting it was. 3MB in the ring playing air silliness.

“Y2J!” chants. Shoulder block drops Slater. Jericho chops him a couple times. Jericho runs into a back kick for two. Jericho whipped, back on Slater. Shoulder blocks. Jericho climbs with a double ax handle. Running bulldog, but McIntyre hits Jericho in the head when he goes for the lionsault, as Mahal distracts the ref. Slater on Jericho hard. Scoop slam on Jericho and Slater climbs, but Jericho moves. Bulldog and lionsault for Slater. Code breaker for three.

Winner – Jericho (2:19)

As Jericho’s music plays Mahal attacks and is taken out. Then a code breaker for McIntyre. Jericho is all smiles for the fans.

Backstage Segment

Heyman is talking up Axel. Striker asks about what happened with Punk.
Heyman – Is this for the water cooler talk tomorrow? True friends know when to give each other space. Why don’t you ask me about the IC Champion? The man who is walking out for the first time as IC Champ. The man born to be better than perfect.

>Commercial

Video

Promo for Sheamus where he brogue kicks a choking guy, then dines with his date. 1-800-fella.

Sin Cara vs Axel

Miz is on announce as Sin Cara slides into the ring. Axel out to the ring with Heyman. The lighting stays golden, unlike on Smackdown.

They lock up, work around, Axel pins Sin Cara for two. Sin Cara comes back with a drop kick on Axel, then another sends him out through the ropes. Sin Cara readying to fly out, but Axel in and slams into Sin Cara. Axel on Sin Cara with blows. Sin Cara slammed to the mat for two. Miz talks up how Axel is his father and his grandfather and with a vicious streak, but he’s been taking shirt cuts. Axel continues on Sin Cara until a whipped Sin Cara gets his feet up. Sin Cara off the top, but takes knees to the back of the neck. Axel with a sick DDT on Sin Cara for three.

Winner – Axel (2:43)

Axel poses with the belt, then looks at Miz who is mockingly clapping for Axel. Axel poses and glares at Miz.

>Commercial

Announce Segment

Bryan scheduled to face Ambrose on Smackdown. Cole says it’s scheduled, but he’s still being evaluated.

Backstage Segment

McMahon – You’re doing a great job. You’re between a rock and a hard place, but listen to me. Henry sucked me in, but what are you going to do about it.
Vickie – Cena will defend his Title against Henry at MITB.
McMahon – That’s the way it’s going to be.
Steph (comes in) – This show is out of control, Brad, Vickie, you need to assert yourself more as a leader.
McMahon – I just said she was doing a good job. (Steph doesn’t even hear this)
Steph – This show is a disaster!
Trip (comes in) – Vickie, didn’t I just tell you to make an example of The Shield?
McMahon – Wait a minute, I didn’t know that. You didn’t tell me that.
Trip – I told you to make an example of The Shield. When I tell you something, I want it done. You hear me?
Vickie – Y-y-yes, sir.
Trip – You need to start listening to me. (Trip leaves)
McMahon – You’ll be fine. You listen to me, and you’ll be fine. (McMahon leaves)
Steph – If I were you, I wouldn’t listen to either one of them. (an arm around Vickie) You know who to listen to.
Vickie looks traumatized. Then a voice could be heard saying something off screen, I think it was a mistake that shouldn’t have gotten through.

Backstage Segment

Punk heading for the ring.
Heyman (runs up) – Everyone’s trying to stir it up and they’re not playing into it. I know what’s going on, and I understand. Thanks for letting me be a part of everything I was a part of with you. I understand, because as unpopular as this sounds, I love you, and thank you. (big hug) Go get him, I’ll be watching you. You’re the best in the world. Go get him. (As Punk is heading away.) You’re the best in the world.

In Ring Segment

ADR and Ricardo heading to the ring. The fans are not liking either of them much. In the ring Ricardo announces ADR.

>Commercial

ADR vs Punk

Ricardo is laughing and mocking the stills of Ziggler on the tron from Payback. Punk out to the ring to huge pop. Punk poses, but ADR is holding his belt high at Punk.

Punk on ADR with kicks, then blows. ADR flees the ring. Ricardo over to yell at a fan getting too close to ADR. ADR back in and taking kicks to his legs. ADR flees again. Punk out and Ricardo flees around the ring. ADR against the barricade taking a chop. ADR sent in. Punk rolls in and is kicked in the back/side. ADR stomps Punk, is backed off by the ref, then an enziguri for two. Snap suplex on Punk for two. Punk back on ADR with kicks. ADR puts Punk in the corner and on him with blows. A running that should have been an enziguri, but got Punk’s arm. Choking Punk in the ropes for a count of four. Punk comes back and gets ADR up, but ADR wiggles free and flees the ring. Punk with a suicide dive through the ropes. Punk holds his elbow, but then right back on ADR and rolls him in at 7. Ricardo distracts and ADR hangs Punk’s arm up top. Punk in a heap outside.

>Commercial

Punk gets a foot up in ADR’s face, but then Punk out into a tilt-a-whirl back breaker on Punk for two. Kick to the back of Punk’s head. Cole says Bryan was up in Trip’s face about the match being stopped. It was only a stinger. ADR up top, flies, but takes a blow to the gut as he lands. Back kick to ADR, then a mule kick to ADR’s face. Knees to ADR’s gut, but ADR back on that left arm. Punk on the apron struggling, so ADR gets him sitting in the ropes and taking blows to the back, then the back stabber for two.

Punk down, ADR stalking him, waiting, goes for his enziguri, but rolled up for two. Enziguri to Punk for two and ADR is frustrated. ADR calls for the ‘si’, but gets nothing. ADR set up, but Punk reverses and hits his running knee in the corner. Punk hits a sloppy GTS, but ADR rolls out. Ricardo and ADR leave and ADR is counted out.

Winner – Punk via Count Out (9:35)

ADR and Ricardo backing up the ramp, but Ziggler is there attacking ADR. The refs get Ziggler off him, but Ziggler jumps ADR again. Ziggler all over ADR. ADR flees with Ziggler running after him as the announcers talk about how Ziggler isn’t even cleared to be there.

The ref raises Punk’s hand as the winner, then Brock’s music hits. Brock comes out poses, walks around the ring, stares at Punk and smiles. Brock into the ring, mic in hand. Brock right up to Punk who stares back. Brock smirks at Punk, slowly raises the mic to his mouth, but then drops it, grabs Punk and hits the F5. Punk lays on the mat in a heap as Brock smiles down at him, then leaves the ring.

Video recap of the F5. Brock stands on the bottom of the ramp watching Punk who is face down, his nose smooshed on the mat, looking like he might want to giggle, but playing that he’s out cold.

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

    Hello,
    Welcome to the RAW Results Open Thread Party! Jesse should be here at any second to take over!

    • Bill Mac

      Did daniel Bryan get hurt????????????????????

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It appears so. Orton broke character.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Welcome to this week’s Raw Watch Party! I’m your co-host Jesse Sherwood, and we are in for an intense night with the fallout from Payback! Let’s Break it Down!

    1. John Cena retained his title last night in 3 Stages of Hell! Who will step up to face him for the WWE Title now?

    2. CM Punk is back with a victory last night over Y2J! What will be next for the Straight Edge Superstar?

    3. Mark Henry is set to return tonight, but has been teasing retirement on Twitter? Is the World’s Strongest Man hanging up the boots?

    4. Ziggler was apparently not as fit to compete as some thought, as post concussion symptoms cost him the WHC to ADR. What will we see from the new champion, as well as the former one?

    5. Curtis Axel won the IC Title last night! Is this the beginning of a new era for the title?

    6. AJ Lee is our new Divas Champion and she fully broke Kaitlyn in the process! What’s next for the Black Widow?

    7. The Shield walked out of Payback with their gold intact! Who will try to stop the Hounds of Justice now?

    8. RVD was announced to be returning at MITB! Will we hear from him tonight?

    All of this and more can be expected! What are you looking forward to?

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

      Who cares who steps up? I called it that Cena would put Ryback into the ambulance through the roof. I am back to being the Queen of WNW!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        WWE must be stealing ideas from your predicts!

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

          There is that possibility, but how would they get that spot together that quickly?

          And I want royalties!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            It wouldn’t take much to rig the ambulance top to break.

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

            True, but they’re so anal about testing spots like that over and over. Unless they think Ryback is expendable at this point.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            The thing is, they wouldn’t have to test it that much. 1 or 2 would suffice.

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

      I also have to say that I’m going to be bummed if Henry retires! Who am I going to abuse the way I abuse him? I fully feel he deserves every word I have written, but beyond that, there’s no one around who really warrants my ire the way he has lately!

  • Shain Rhyno Simons

    Hey everyone

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

      Hiya!

  • Shain Rhyno Simons

    Hopefully this will be a fun raw

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

      It really should be. There’s so many things that could go down tonight. I’m excited!

  • Shain Rhyno Simons

    Many potential heel and face turns could happen tonight

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

      And Henry! And issues between Heyman and Punk! And…

      • Shain Rhyno Simons

        Everything but the kitchen sink should be thrown tonight

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

          Fingers crossed!

  • Shain Rhyno Simons

    I’m curious, if Ziggler turns face does that make Big E and AJ face as well?

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

      I’m very interested too. Big E is a better face, by far.

    • Avalanchian

      I posted earlier thinking that since Ziggler lost his title that maybe AJ and Big E split because AJ doesn’t care for a loser for no belt or…. Ziggler starts to become jealous he doesn’t have a title. Might make up for a Ziggler vs Big E bout later down the road.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I’m personally calling RVD to show up tonight, as Raw is in Grand Rapids, MI. Not too far from RVD’s home of Battle Creek!

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

      Makes a lot of sense, but why wouldn’t they advertise him? He is RVD, Mr. Friday, Monday, Thursday, Monday Night!

      • Shain Rhyno Simons

        The Whole show

    • The Breaker

      The vignette advertised him for Money In The Bank, so he’s probably not showing up until then.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Yeah, but WWE could easily explain that as in-ring return.

  • The Breaker

    WWE gave us a lot of questions following last night’s PPV.. hoping to see some direction tonight following those developments!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Same here Breaker. Just hope that WWE is careful on how they tread with Ziggler. It nearly destroyed me to watch that match last night.

      • The Breaker

        They really played him up as a sympathetic figure.. I hate that he dropped the title so soon, but it may turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I could care less that Ziggler dropped the title. I care that WWE is treating concussions as storyline fodder.

          • The Breaker

            I agree, but it’s pretty much always been Vince’s way of doing things..

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I know. Concussions are a very sensitive subject for me.

  • #ChristianRiles

    Christian returns takes out the shiel by himself setting up a Fued with one of them and then he is face

  • Guest

    I bet Cena is going to kick off Raw

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Heat on Ricardo!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Do we really need to start with this? I’d honestly rather start with Cena!

  • The Breaker

    ADR is back to being a full-on heel again! This is SO reminiscent of how he was months and months ago! And I don’t really mean that as a good thing. But let’s give it a chance….

    But I do like how they’re letting the crowd reactions change the characters. It’s actually pretty awesome.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Was last night the first successful double turn since Austin/Bret Hart?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I would say so! But this is turning me off of tonight’s show.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    **** Yeah! I knew it was going down as soon as he said “the best”, but I admit I have never been so happy to see Punk!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Punk and ADR in the same ring. We just need Cena for a successful flashback to 2011

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Dissension betwixt Heyman and Punk? I like it!

  • The Breaker

    I don’t like that Ricardo just went back to being heel with ADR. He would’ve gotten a good amount of heat if he turned on Ricardo instead.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    ADR is already wearing on my patience as a heel.

    • Connor

      Surely that just means he’s doing his job making people hate him well?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        No, I am already bored with him. Heel or Face, he just makes me feel like he doesn’t believes what he is saying. If you don’t believe in your promos, then the crowd won’t either.

        • Justin Lal

          I believe in his vicious kicks. He has done a masterful job as a heel in the last two nights.

          • Robbie

            Must admit. The sounds of ADR’s kicks is awesome!

    • Xavier

      I disagree, I thought his promo came off well. Him turning heel made a lot of sense. He even did a good job of justifying turning on the fans

    • Tim

      You honestly can’t tell his promos apart.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    There we go! This is becoming a stacked night for wrestling! Axel vs. Barrett for the IC Title, Bryan vs. Orton, AND Punk vs. ADR! Let’s just hope the segments hold up too.

  • The Breaker

    Punk turning face again kind of worries me.. but I am interested to see what culminates from the disagreements between him and Heyman.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Punk turning face will set up Lesnar vs Punk at SummerSlam I’m guessing

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And there is the Break! Anyone else think RVD will come in as a heel and set up a match between him and Punk at SummerSlam?

  • Jesse Sherwood

    CHRISTIAN!

    • Jon Harris

      hell yes about time he is back

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Please refrain from profanity.

        • Jon Harris

          wow really thats no fun but ok

          • Jesse Sherwood

            That’s always been a site rule, Jon.

        • Diddy

          Hell Yes is not profanity if it is then you are breaking your own rules by refereing to Daniel Bryan and KANE as team hell no.

        • Lebron

          Lmao. “Hell” is profanity to you? Whatever power you have in this site should be snatched from you immediately.

  • The Breaker

    Wow, it’s about TIME!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Captain Charisma. Wow.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    This is turning into an incredible night! Almost post Mania levels of awesome!

    • Jon Harris

      hell yes

    • The Breaker

      And we’re coming off a better PPV this time! lol

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Anyone else see Christian going after Axel for the IC Title?

    • Luke

      Would love to see that feud!

    • Bob Cavicchioli

      Oddly enough, that was the first thing I thought when I saw Christian.

    • Smart Mark

      Christian & Axel would be a great feud. But im not gonna lie, if Christian is involved in a feud of anything less than the main event or a world title than i will be disappointed.

  • The Breaker

    And Barrett continues his rapid descent!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Barrett has really dropped in status since the 1st of the year. His work is middle of the road at best, and his mic work has been painful.

      • The Breaker

        I see more potential in his ability. He’s been given a bit of a raw deal in terms of storylines and feuds.

      • Xavier

        Barrett hasn’t been all that great since he stopped feuding with Cena in late 2010.

  • Luke

    So pumped to see Christian back!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I think the entire WWE Universe is!

  • Robbie

    Great to see Christan back

  • Not John Cena

    I’m pretty sure these aren’t “live results” been a half hour and i’ve only read the first segment

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Kendra is slightly behind, as happens during promos. Just give her a moment to get caught up.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Really? Feeding Rhodes Scholars to Sheamus in a handicap match? Where’s the logic in that?

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Who is the handicap really on for this match Team Rhodes Scholars or Sheamus ?

  • The Breaker

    I hope Sheamus doesn’t Brogue Kick his way through Rhodes Scholars… *facepalm*

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Sadly, we know that is what is going to happen.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wow! They actually let Sandow and Cody pick up a win!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And there’s the Brogue Kick…

  • The Breaker

    Isn’t it weird that two people beating one person is seen as an upset?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It’s sad, honestly. That shows just how little Rhodes Scholars have been allowed to win.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I am shocked I thought Sheamus was going to squash Damien and Cody

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Same here Navin. It seemed like a lock for Sheamus, based on WWE’s normal booking patterns.

  • Scott

    So stoked RVD is coming back! I wouldnt mind seeing another feud with Cena (remember the f*ck you Cena chants at One Night Stand) and see him feud with Daniel Bryan and Punk!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I have this gut feeling Punk vs. RVD is happening at SummerSlam. But I can’t wait for RVD vs. Bryan!

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

    That Handicap Match was a pathetic excuse for something, but what I don’t know!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Come on 2 out of 3 falls!

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      I might have been inclined to go that way if Cena vs Ryback’s 3 stages did not happen last night, but since is the WWE and their precious app I think it will be no DQ

      • Jesse Sherwood

        You were right Navin!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Let’s Go Bryan. Come On Daniel!!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Orton is really pulling out the heel tactics tonight.

  • cobra

    The announce team just said Randy Orton has been a loner most of his career. So Evolution, Rated RKO and Legacy must have never happened then?

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      Thats WWE Logic at its best for you

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Remember, you’re supposed to have a short memory!

    • BlazeKing

      Well…

      Rated RKO and Legacy didn’t last that long. Evolution was the group that stayed around longer. Even then, he has been a singles wrestler for over 5 years now. WWE is right about that one. they didn’t say he’s been a loner *all* of his career; just most of it.

  • Michael

    First rvd now Christian who’s next to return and this Daniel Bryan Orton match should steal the show tonight and if what Bryan said happens he’ll be facing cena for the wwe title real soon.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Kane also said that he wanted to challenge for the WWE Title too. WWE did leave themselves open there.

  • Michael

    So to recap Punk is face again Alberto is heel again, Christan is back. Rvd is returning Ziggler may be face now Orton might turn heel and a Bryan/cena feud may be in the works wwe writers are finally getting it.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Is this another No DQ but Countout Match?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Yep. No DQ = Count Outs legal.

      • Alex

        I understand how that makes sense but I feel like Count Outs are an even cheaper finish in No DQ Matches.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I wholeheartedly agree, but what can we do? I would have to think that the inverse would occur as well, where No Count Out would mean you could still be DQed.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Geez! How many more injury angles do we need?!

    • The Breaker

      Is it really an angle though? That played out weirdly.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Yeah, I corrected myself. Orton went out of character there.

        • The Breaker

          Ugh, I hope Bryan is okay!

          • Navin T. Ramkissoon

            As do I it would be a shame for him to get injured in the middle of his incredible hot streak

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I correct myself, Orton seemed to legitimately be concerned there. Maybe Bryan actually got hurt.

  • Adam Paul Haase

    Kendra, keep calling it the Unprettier please.

    Calling it the Killswitch sounds wanky like the Attitude Adjustment to the FU.

    And Devil’s Gate to the Gogoplata.

    Any other wanky names for moves?

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

      Thanks! I loathed the unprettier, until it was the killswitch. As long as I don’t get called an idiot for not knowing what I’m writing about, I will keep up with it!

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

    What the hell just happened? was that an angle?

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Somebody is coming out

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Steph!

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

    uh oh!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Could we see Steph go for a Diva’s Title run?

  • Robbie

    I much prefer Steph’s old theme

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Same here Robbie. This new one just feels wrong.

      • Navin T. Ramkissoon

        I almost did not recognise the music when it hit

      • Adam Paul Haase

        Who did the old theme?

        Lil Kim or was Lil Kim’s voice the theme for Trish Stratus?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Little Kim did Trish’s.

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

    MEOW!

  • Robbie

    I’m loving Steph looking down at her

  • Mark

    Divas division hasn’t been this entertaining in a long time!

  • Robbie

    YOU TAPPED OUT!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Stephanie is taking charge tonight

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Steph must be taking the Diva’s Division up for a revamp!

    • BlazeKing

      Yeah she is. Ever since she revealed the NXT Women’s Championship, she’s been in the mix.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It’s well past time. But at least it is finally happening! I just hope that they don’t drop the ball like they did with the Tag team revamp.

  • jason

    this is longest divas promo in as long as I can remember

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Longest since the AE!

      • jason

        was going to say since the days of lita an trish

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wait, they haven’t promoted this at all! Ambrose vs. Kane again? Yes!

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    hahaha Kaitlyn’s nip slipped!!

  • Elto Alexandrov

    WWE are going all out this week!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It almost feels like the last show before or first show after a Mania.

  • Tim

    I’m guessing since triple h feels the need to comeback over and over Stephanie now feels that need. Vince is the only interesting and fun McMahon. Shane isn’t bad tho.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Will the Wyatt Family Debut?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I think they might during Henry’s retirement speech, if they do anywhere tonight.

      • Adam Paul Haase

        Is it legit or a Work?

        • Robbie

          Think it’s legit. Been thinking it for months now

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Henry’s contract was officially up at Mania. Shame if he does retire, as he could really help mentor some of the newer talent.

          • jason

            im sure he will get a behind the scenes job

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I don’t think so, considering backstage news.

    • jason

      I think if they do it will be in the main event

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Anyone see the Fandango look-a-like the crowd at the start of this match?

  • Jesse Sherwood

    That video seemed to cut weird… It almost sounded like the word that got cut was tonight.

    • jason

      I thought it was “now”

  • Jesse Sherwood

    *places hand on d stands at attention for Zeb* We the People!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Cesaro with Zeb!

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      Beat me to it Jesse Lol.

    • -|AZ|-

      YES!!! YES!!! YES!!!

      Christian returning, Punk going face, Henry getting a WWE C’ship shot and many other events point to only one thing: This RAW is brought to you by the IWC!!!

      -|AZ|-

  • Robbie

    YES REGAL

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Regal in a match! This will be great!

  • jason

    when he started describing then I thought he was going to introduce kurt angle

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I hope Cesaro is booked strongly from here on in. I am a huge fan and its a shame how he is being booked so poorly

    • jason

      I think with it being regal its a given win for cesaro

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    Regal did a kip up!!!!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    People have been clamoring for a Cesaro push, myself included. Here it comes!

    • #YayChristiansBack

      i sure hope so he has some incredible talent i can see him fueding with sheamus or orton that would be great story line have cesaro say how good and big and powerful aka orton comes out as the apex predator and about how many legends he has beat should make a great story line

    • Tim

      I wanted Cesaro to team up with zeb. So that’s awesome. Maybe Cesaro could borrow zebs shirt from his Dutch mantel days. The yes, you may worship me shirt.

  • Robbie

    I actually like the Cena shirt

  • Jesse Sherwood

    WWE App: Y2J will be facing Slater.

  • josh

    Michael Cole literally ruined that last segment. He laughed almost the whole time…like seriously? Cesaro and Coulter might work if everyone not just JBL tried putting him over.

  • Scott

    OMG SOMEBODY KILL ME PLEASE! CENAS MAIL IN PROMO! Boooooooriiiiinggggg!!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    It’s pretty bad that Cena is the worst part of this show so far.

    • Stephen Cash

      Except ADR sucked, and that dude that follows Vicki around

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I’ll agree there, but the promo was the typical Cena conquering hero promo he gives anytime he wins a big match.

  • jason

    hanging up the boots?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      That’s usually what stars do when they retire, leave them at the top of the ramp.

  • Bobby W.

    that promo sucked

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    A Sexual Chocolate Chant. Lol

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Calling Henry to swerve the crowd and attack Cena!

    • BlazeKing

      You

      Are

      Awesome!!!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It was a bit predictable, but I will say Henry even roped me in to where I was surprised at the attack!

        • BlazeKing

          He definitely took some acting classes on his time off. He pulled that off too well!

  • jason

    maybe we are wrong an hes just going to say may youngs now given birth to a leg

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

    YES!

  • jason

    HA HA

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Thank you Mark Henry

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Knew it!

  • Cubed56

    YES! The monster is back.

  • frenchfry

    woot! love mark henry, glad hes here to stay!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Nice Swerve There He Even Hooked Me In Lol

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Same here Navin! I had a sappy write-up ready to post here in the comments, then he pulled the deception off perfectly!

      • Robbie

        It was the World’s Strongest Promo

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Brilliant!

  • Robbie

    That was brilliant!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I always give kudos where kudos is due. Well Played WWE Creative. Well Played

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Tonight’s show almost seems like WWE fired the entire Creative staff and brought in a fresh one!

  • Mr.V

    Awesome job Henry!! I called swerve but that was very, very convincing!

  • Cubed56

    Is there possible plans for Slater or am I missing something. I find it odd that Jericho would work him for no reason.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Slater picked up a win over Khali on SD last Friday as well, so there very well may be.

      • Cubed56

        Nevermind that question was answered quickly

  • Michael

    Could this raw get any more awesome first punk turns face and is booked to face Alberto. Than Christian returns. We get the rvd video package. Then Henry takes cena down I hope they allow Henry to become the first African American wwe champion. What a raw the only thing wrong is if Daniel was really hurt oh and Jericho is here.

  • Val Parfenoff

    Is Bryan Injury Legit or just a Angle?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      We are going as if it is legit at this time, since Orton broke character and the ending looked off. Monitor WNW for the latest updates.

      • Mr.V

        They have been doing injury angles lately and it looked like the dive was planned short.
        So it didn’t look like thats where he was injured if he truly was

        it was probably a working while injured angle … like, Bryan wouldn’t quit

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I thought the same, but Orton never breaks character. It just felt off to me, as well as Kendra.

  • Val Parfenoff

    How really bad is Bryan injury?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      As I said below, monitor WNW for the latest updates on Bryan’s condition.

  • Cubed56

    Are u serious? Sheamus is becoming very lame.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    This is the 3rd time in 4 weeks Axel has faced Sin Cara. Can we please get some other jobber out there?

  • Robbie

    Sin Cara is starting to bore me

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He had a great match last week against Cesaro, but seems to be back to his old issues again.

      • Robbie

        Sadly those great matches aren’t consistent

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    last week Sin Cara was great, this week he’s embarrassing himself.

  • Robbie

    Well Daniel Bryan will face Dean Ambrose on SmackDown!! Looking forward to it

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wait, now it’s a 3 way power struggle? Oh, this is going to get fun!

    • Robbie

      Gotta love a bit of McMahons!

  • Cubed56

    True beginning of the end for Heyman and Punk.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I’m calling for RVD to attack Punk at MITB and be revealed as Heyman’s newest client. They then face off at SummerSlam.

      • BlazeKing

        The Gracie logo gave it away for me.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          RVD is involved with the Gracies?

          • BlazeKing

            Punk is with the Gracie camp. Him being with Paul would be a “conflict of interest”. Storyline wise at least.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Ah, ok. Didn’t think of that one.

          • BlazeKing

            I forgot he was with them until I saw the logo myself, lol.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Wait, isn’t Eve Torres engaged to one of the Gracies?

          • BlazeKing

            Yep!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I thought so! Maybe this is also a vessel for her to return.

          • Stephen Cash

            Lesbar returns tonight and attacks punk or RVD returns tonight and attacks Punk

      • Cubed56

        Or RVD saves punk from an Axel/Lesnar beat down and they feud with together against Heyman’s guys.

  • Cubed56

    Wow, absolutely no reaction for del rio, you can’t even hear some boos, he truly is not a main event draw or talent.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      The flip-flop of his character, not to mention the method they turned him last night, has destroyed any chance at him having fans care about him.

      • Cubed56

        Very true, but did fans really ever care for him?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          They tried to get behind him turning his face turn, but it was never really at a great level. His initial heel run against Rey Mysterio garnered a decent reaction too.

          • Cubed56

            I will agree with that, he just lacks that “it” factor to keep the fans interest.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            His ring work is solid, if methodical, but he has never cut a promo where I believe what he is saying. He feels very plastic on the mic.

          • Cubed56

            His mic work is below average, and I feel his in ring is average, he’s had his fair share of botches.

          • H.M.

            Your take on Del Rio is spot on I’ll say. I had some little hope for him when he came out to save Ricardo and turned face. I thought that this was a refreshing twist for his character and the boost he needed. We all know that the face turn ultimately ended up failing massively. The fans have never passionately been invested in Del Rio. The most he can ever garner are some generic boos from the kids in audience. He’s basically at the same level as Jack Swagger as far as character goes; though I’ll admit that his facials are spot on. The character behind it all is just ‘blah’ and has always been so. While I like the double turn, I hope that Ziggler gains back the title and gets the chance to move on to better things; preferably a feud with a heel Orton.

    • Mr.V

      Thought the same. Nothing. From a fired up crowd too. Opposite CM Punk!!

  • BlazeKing

    It’s the return of the white scarf. You know what that means, right?
    Confirmed heel turn!!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Boy, Del Rio is really making this tough to watch early on here.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And Del Rio is a coward heel again.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Good! Bryan just had a stinger, which means it was most likely a storyline. WWE has shown that they can fool us still!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Ziggler!

  • Cubed56

    This is gonna be awesome!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Lesnar! Looks like WWE is going forward with them at SummerSlam!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I called this earlier tonight I said once Punk dropped Heyman it would be a set up to Punk vs Lesnar

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Bravo Navin!

  • BlazeKing

    Here comes the feud!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I should have guessed the mic was unnecessary!

    • BlazeKing

      Did you see how quick he scooped him?! Unreal!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        That was pretty sick!

  • Cubed56

    Only one problem, Brock got a huge reaction, who is the face in the feud?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Punk, obviously. Lesnar got a pop because it was a surprise to the live crowd.

      • Cubed56

        Yea true, but you never know, I wouldn’t mind punk staying heel, I think he’s better that way anyways.

        • Xavier

          I hear what your saying, but Brock has never been a good face. He’s just not sympathetic enough. And with him being so much larger then Punk it’s only natural that fans would tend to side with Punk. Lesnar is too good as the monster heel to turn him face anyway IMHO

    • Xavier

      Punk no question

  • Luke

    PUNK – LESNAR. OOOOOHHHH YEAH. Forgive me while I mark out.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Wow this was actually a very very good Raw

  • Stephen Cash

    I called this exactly during the main event

  • Michael

    Best Raw of the year bar none wow what a night filled with surprises. First Punk comes out and turns face by challenging ADR. Than Christian finally returns with a great match against Wade. They run the RVD video awesome stuff. Punk and Heyman split. Henry plays everybody and finally gets a wwe title shot hopefully he wins. Jericho was in action. Antonio looks like he’s about to get a push with Zeb. Ziggler comes out and turns face by beating down ADR. Than the second biggest surprise of the night after Christian Brock returns and takes out Punk to set up what I think will be a match at SummerSlam. Wow is all I can say about this Raw awesome the writers have finally done something that nobody can complain about that was a very strong show no matter what the ratings may say I loved each and every moment of the show except for the Bryan/Orton match.

  • Robbie

    That was one of the best promos from Brock ever. Brilliant Raw tonight! Hats off to creative

  • Jesse Sherwood

    This is the single best Raw from a Creative standpoint that WWE has delivered in a few years. I am looking forward to Smackdown more than ever now!

  • Robbie

    Now question..Which RAW? Post-WrestleMania or Post-Payback?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Post Payback, by a landslide.

      • Robbie

        Agreed! The unpredictability…is just wow. Let’s hope they can keep it up!

      • Robbie

        As someone has just said to me. Post-Mania was a very good episode because the crowd made it good. Tonight’s episode was legit amazing

    • Xavier

      Payback hands down. Post-WrestleMania was overrated. Those fans were super annoying

  • Mike Scott

    Can’t wait for rvd! WWE you have finally picked up the ball again, don’t drop it please!!

  • Mike Scott

    Who’s rvd gonna fued with any ideas?

  • Bob Cavicchioli

    This may have been the best RAW in years… The past two days rivals any two-day period in WWE history as far as I’m concerned.
    And I almost didn’t get Payback…

  • Rob

    I Knew it was a step up/fake, with 3 reasons.#1, when I saw the Prime Time
    Players, fake crying, I started to get question the whole thing. #2 when he came
    out and placed his boots on the entrance stage, I knew he was going to do a
    promo, when a wrester retires, he boots his boots in the ring. #3 when he asked
    John Cena to stay, that’s when I knew 100% it would be fake, I mean come on, we
    have seen so many people retire, they want the spot light on them only, why
    would he want Cena to stay, and he even stayed through the whole thing that made
    it to much of a skit for me.