RAW Results 8/5/13 – Bryan Used The ‘W’ Word!

RAW Results August, 5 2013
From Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World

Pre-RAW Commercial

Punk will face Axel tonight. Bryan went for his corporate makeover, what happened?

Show Starts

Music and pyro.

In Ring Segment

Just
Steph – Welcome to Monday Night RAW. It’s no secret that my dad doesn’t believe that Bryan is Championship material. I know a lot of you disagree, as does Trip. I came up with a compromise to make his look more palatable. I asked Bryan to have a makeover and he agreed. Let’s take a look.

video of Bryan getting a facial, mani/pedi, then working out. His hair was slicked back into a ponytail. He went out for a steak! He took a bite, chewed and dealt with it. Then he went to get measured for a suit.

“NO!” “NO!” “NO!”

Steph – Ladies and gentlemen, Daniel Bryan!

Bryan out to the ring in a suit, hair slicked to a ponytail. Blue suit, blue shirt with white collar, yellow and blue striped tie.

Steph – Sharp. Very sharp. The floor is yours. (Steph touches Bryan’s arm kindly, then his shoulder before stepping away.)

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Bryan – You guys like it that much, right?

“NO!” “NO!” “NO!”

Bryan – You don’t like it?

“NO!”

Bryan – I’d like to that Steph for all the time and effort she put into all of this, right. It’s funny, I don’t think this is what the company actually wants. Seems to me they want someone who’s jacked up in cargo shirts and a bright yellow t-shirt. Someone who can sell you all stuff you don’t need. Who could that be? Seems to be they want someone like Cena.

Mixed.

Bryan – I respect Cena because he picked me because he thinks I’m the best contender, but he doesn’t think I can beat him. Why could I beat him? He’s a Superstar! He’s in movies. He’s on cereal boxes. Look at me, I’m 5’8″, this scraggly beard, from the middle of nowhere. How could someone as lowly as me beat a Superstar like Cena who’s been king of the mountain for ten years. I’ll tell you why – Cena’s an entertainer, and Bryan is a wrestler!

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Bryan – See, while he’s been up here in sold out arenas, he hasn’t seen the holds I’ve dragged myself out of, the mud I’ve crawled out of, because I am a wrestler! Here’s the funny thing he doesn’t like to admit. If Cena gets fired tomorrow, he goes back to his mansion, his 20 cars and his multimillion dollar lifestyle, and he will never wrestle again. If I get fired tomorrow, and I just might, it’s happened before, you will see me in every armory, gym, every little dirt box with 30 people and a wrestling ring, because I love wrestling! That’s funny, it kind of seems to me that you people like wrestling too.

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Bryan – So here’s the deal. I’ll dress in this suit for now. I’ll comb my hair back, for now. I’ll do what they want, for now. Because at SummerSlam I’m going to do what everyone here wants me to do, and I’m going to make Cena tap out! “YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

McMahon’s music hits and out he comes in a gray suit, light peach shirt, mauve, maroon, gray tie with a blue knot.

McMahon – I’m just messing with you. I appreciate Steph’s efforts to fix the issues between Trip and I where it pertains to you. And look at you, you gave it the old college try. Your pants are too short, brown shoes, blue suit. Got your little ponytail pulled back, you just need a little pink bow back there or something. Just messing with you. I’ve said before that I don’t want Cena to be Champ, but I want you to be Champ even less. It’s the way I feel. I’m kind of warming up to you. What if we had Bryan as WWE Champ. The WWE has never had a dwarf as WWE Champ. You’re lying, you’re not 5’8″, you’re 5’5″! We’ve never had anyone with the muscularity of a toothpick. Never had anyone who had a face like a gargoyle. Someone so unkempt, you look like a miniature Mick Foley. Even though I don’t want you to be Champ, you’re giving your all, you could be Champ. If you listen to me, you could be Champ. There’s just one other thing for this makeover, that thing on your face. You got a bird’s nest in there? Smells like a compost pile. If you want my influential support, there’s one thing to do right here, right now, shave that beard off. Gentlemen, bring down that chair! Bring it down. Make it a nice one. Look at that!

“NO!” “NO!” “NO!” (Bryan just moved his arms and the fans chanted.)

McMahon – These people who want you to be Champ have no idea what they really want. They want you to sit in that chair Bryan, they want you to go all the way. If you want to be WWE Champ, then you will do as I say. You talk about being fired, be careful what you ask for. It doesn’t hurt to get your beard shaved off. You won’t cry. You really want to be WWE Champ, then take that first step. You want to be the wrestler, WWE Champ Bryan, get in that chair!

Bryan steps toward the chair and the “NO!” “NO!” “NO!” chants start. He leaves the ring and steps down by the chair.

McMahon – The only thing missing is the barber, someone who keeps his beard clean, like Barrett. Come on out Barrett.

Bryan removes his jacket and sits in the chair as Barrett comes out with the clippers and a huge smile.

McMahon – Bryan, you want to be WWE Champ more than anything, don’t you? Wade’s grandfather used to be a barber, or what they call it in the UK.

“NO!” “NO!” “NO!”
Bryan (off mic) – If you could leave this little bit right here.

Barrett leans in and takes a head butt for it. Bryan then grabs the clippers and shaves off half of Barrett’s beard! More abuse on Barrett and over the barricade. Bryan up the ramp and grabs a mic.

Bryan – You want me to change? You want me to change? I say “NO!” I am going to be who I’ve always been, and I’m going to be WWE Champ! (Off comes Bryan’s tie, then his shirt to show it’s like Cena’s except it says, ‘The beard is here!’ with an arrow pointing up.) Cena says, the Champ is here. Guess what, the beard it here!

Backstage Segment

Split-screen – RVD and ADR with Ricardo heading for the ring.

Commercial

RVD vs ADR

Miz is on announce pushing SummerSlam and that he’s hosting the show. RVD to the ring. Video of RVD and ADR in the ring on Smackdown. Ricardo returns from ‘injury’ according to Justin, and announces ADR to the ring.

ADR all over RVD with blows and shoulders. RVD back with a monkey flip from the corner on ADR. Kick to ADR, then a slingshot kick into a standing moonsault on ADR for two. Christian is watching backstage. ADR rushes RVD and goes through the ropes. A kick from RVD, then a moonsault off the apron.

Commercial

ADR chokes RVD under the ropes. RVD blocks ADR and kicks him, followed by clotheslines. A back kick, then ADR moves out of the way of rolling thunder. ADR’s sick kick to the head for two. RVD ducks the enziguri in the corner and is taken down for rolling thunder for a long two.

RVD up on the corner for his split-legged moonsault, but ADR’s knees up. The bucket into the corner, but ADR eats it as RVD reverses. RVD pins ADR for three.

Winner – RVD (6:23)

RVD celebrates on the ramp as Ricardo in to check on ADR. ADR kicks Ricardo in the side of the head, beats on him, then grabs the bucket and swings it overhand onto Ricardo over and over. Finally ADR throws Ricardo out of the ring with a really sick thud! Outside Ricardo’s head is wedged behind the stairs and ADR hits a sick drop kick onto the side of the stairs. Back into the ring ADR grabs his belt and poses in the corner. Ricardo doesn’t move a muscle outside the ring. Video recap of the attack on Ricardo!

Commercial

In Ring Segment

Cody in the ring, in a suit, vest, sans tie.
Cody – There’s an Oscar Wilde quote that true friends stab you in the front, so Damien wasn’t a true friend judging by last week’s Smackdown. It’s all water under the bridge, and I have a gift for Sandow. Before that, let’s look at all that happened. (There’s a briefcase sized box on the mat, and it appears to be leaking.)

Video recap of the growing feud between Cody and Damien.

Cody – I know how much it’s effected Damien watching his case sink into the Gulf. (Cody pulls out the case all wet and full of weeds.) It’s a bit wet, but come and get it.

Damien to the ring. Off mic he tells Cody to put the case down and leave. He’s not falling for this. Cody puts the case down and leave. Cody does this, but when Damien slides in to get it, Cody also slides in and attacks Damien. Damien flees the ring. Cody opens the case and shakes out the contract. Cody throws the case at Damien who flees up the ramp.

Commercial

Slam of the Week

Ryback backstage put a little guy through the food table after slapping him around a bit.

Ryback vs Henry

Ryback comes stomping to the ring. Henry out to face him.

They circle. “Goldberg!” chants. Ryback pushes Henry, they lock up. Ryback into a shoulder block that drops him hard. Rybgets his feet up in Henry’s face in a corner, then Ryback on Henry on the mat. Blows on Henry, then kicks. Head butts to Henry, but then into another shoulder block! Ryback up, but wiggles free and flees the ring. The ref starts to count Ryback out as Henry yells smack out at Ryback. Ryback backs up the ramp and leaves the match.

Winner – Henry via Countout (1:46)

Ryback on stage getting heat and Henry is in the ring yelling smack.

Commercial

Backstage Segment

The Bellas in a mirror talking up Total Divas. They argue, then decide it’s for both of them. Eva in offering hair spray and verbally attacking Natalya. Natalya comes up and Brie says that Natalya is on Total Divas is a slap in the face. Natalya then gives Brie a slap in the face.

In Ring Segment

Cena to the ring, wearing his yellow shirt and cargo shorts.
Cena – It’s that time again.

Mixed

Cena – All this is very familiar. I’m used to being the target. Usually the chasers are bad people, and that’s easy. Sometimes I have to face a true fan favorite like Bryan. It forces the ‘Universe’ to choose, and a lot of you choose Bryan.

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Cena – The WWE brass doesn’t like it, but I chose him. I heard Bryan and there was a lot of truth, but also a lot of ignorance. Bryan judges me for how dress and live my life. That doesn’t make you new, it makes you like The Rock, Punk and all the rest who do the same thing! I got news for you, you won’t be the last. I don’t change for you, for no one. Always have been me, always will be me. Bryan wants to talk about hard times. I’ll tell you hard times, I came back 24 hours after breaking my neck, my elbow looks like a football, I’m still here. He wants to glorify wrestling in a gym, that’s where you’re most comfortable and would much rather be! I gave him a chance to talk, it’s my turn. I been here 12 years, if I get fired tomorrow, I’ll never wrestle another match again, but that’s because I love the WWE and would never tarnish wearing this belt. Bryan glorifying wrestling everywhere else is like saying I was great in the arena football league! The WWE is the NFL. Not For Long if you keep glorifying your past and not looking in front of you. When I glorify it’s in this ring with all of this! Bryan says I can’t wrestle!

Many fans yell smack and agreements to this.

Cena – Once again Bryan, very original. Millions of people say that, they’re chanting it right now. (The chant doesn’t work.) For those of you who can’t hear, they’re chanting, ‘You can’t wrestle’ and it’s aimed at me. I’ve held this belt 11 times in some of the biggest matches in history. Been toe to toe with the greatest and walked out with my head held high! I’ve been lucky 11 times. Underestimate me like these people and thousands before who underestimate me, when they leave this company…

“Boring!” chants can be heard loud and clear! Cena stops and lets them chant, even holds out the mic for them and nods.

Cena – Sounds like the people want to see myself and Bryan fight right now.

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Cena – You see, you’re as excited for SummerSlam as I am because Bryan doesn’t understand what an opportunity it is for him. If he wins it, it’s great, but if he loses it, the next day he has to look in the mirror and admit he wasn’t that good. Bryan, you’re in a hot streak, but I’ve been mowing people down since January. At SummerSlam you can chant for who you want, I’ve always lived and died by that, just remember what I’ve been saying for six months, our time is now, and the Champ is here.

Orton’s music hits. Orton comes out, case in hand.

Orton – John, you never cease to amaze me, always aware of the target on your back, but never fully aware of the target staring you in the face. It doesn’t matter who walks out of SummerSlam with the WWE Title, what matters is what’s in this case, the contract that guarantees that I’m WWE Champion. It could happen at SummerSlam, it could happen the night after, at WrestleMania, the point I’m making here, is that the Champ is here. (pointing to himself)

The Shield’s music hits. Orton and Cena ready themselves for Rollins, Reigns and Ambrose. They come down and surround the ring. Slowly onto the apron, then Bryan rushes the ring to even the numbers. “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” from the fans. Cena looks shocked.

Maddox – Gentlemen, take a deep breath. I see what’s going on here. Since no one gets along here, why not a 6 Man Tag Match for the main event?

Cena, Orton and Bryan all look at each other in the ring.

Commercial

Tons of Funk vs The Wyatt Family

Funkasaurus, Sweet T and the Dactyls in the ring dancing, but then The Wyatt Family’s entrance cuts them off. They come out, Bray sits in his chair, then fakes blowing out his lantern.

Harper on Sweet T with blows. Shoulder block to Harper. Slap to Tensai. The next shoulder block drops Harper. Harper comes back and tags out. Tensai takes Rowan down with a clothesline, but Harper in. Clay tosses Harper, but then Rowan fights back on Tensai for three as Harper held Clay down.

Winner – The Wyatt Family (1:19)

Bray into the ring, holds onto the corner and back bends while yelling ‘Follow the Buzzards!’ Sister Abibgail on Clay, kiss and all.

Bray – Devil’s Favorite Demon is an illusion! It’s a fairy tale. The demon is a lie. Me, I’m much different man. I’m the man of a thousand truths. I Bray Wyatt, the eater of worlds! And I am forever, Kane, follow the buzzards.

The lights go out! Fire erupts! Kane is on the tron as Bray looks shaken in the ring.
Kane – When you pull the wings off from buzzards for fun, they’re impossible to follow, Bray. I don’t condemn your intentions, but I do see through your haze of cryptic words. You’re here to maim, disfigure and mutilate everyone who crosses your path. I like that. I do the same things too, but I don’t do them to spread a message, I do them for my own personal amusement. (pop) At SummerSlam, you’ll find out why I am The Devil’s Favorite Demon, because no one does the Devil’s work better than I do, and at SummerSlam, you’ll see the reason why your family won’t be able to save you. No one is going to be able to save you from inside a ring of fire!

Kane calls fire from all four. Rowan and Harper jump and freak, but Bray drops to his knees throws his arms out and laughs.

Commercial

RAW Rewind

Recap of Punk being attacked by Brock three weeks ago, then last week Punk attacked Axel before going after Heyman. Heyman was able to flee.

Backstage Segment

Josh – I’d love to get your thoughts on facing Axel tonight.
Punk – I’d like to talk about his father. His father is someone I had a lot of admiration for, and his manager, Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan. Except when Mr. Perfect and Heenan were on camera together, Mr. Perfect still had a brain, that’s not what his son Axel has decided to do. He’s got so much blind loyalty to Heyman that it will get him a beating tonight, at my hands. There’s been plenty of times that Heyman’s mouth as gotten me into fights that I didn’t really want. That’s no longer my problem. I’m going to take out Axel, then I’m going to do what I said I’m going to do, and take out Heyman. I’m not a liar, unlike Heyman, when I say I’m coming for you, then I’m coming for you.
Josh – That leads to my next question. In your match at SummerSlam agains Brock.
Punk – The Best vs The Beast. SummerSlam will forever be known as the night The Beast to neutered. Brock loses a match and Heyman loses everything.

Kaitlyn vs Layla

Kaitlyn in the ring in a green t-shirt. Video of Layla turning on Kaitlyn on Smackdown last week, costing Kaitlyn the match. Layla out to face her in purple and white. In the corner Layla says she wants what she deserves, attention. From now on all eyes are on Layla, and I’m ‘flawless’ and then a kiss.

Layla talks smack at Kaitlyn, then is tackled to the mat. Kaitlyn on her with blows, then pulled up into a short clothesline for two. Clubbing blows on Layla who then tries to flee. Layla into the ropes as the ref pulls Kaitlyn off. Layla with her hands and legs shimmies along the top rope in what Cole calls the sloth. Layla kicks Kaitlyn from behind the ref, then hits a DDT on Kaitlyn for two. Layla with blows, gets the fans clapping, then holds Kaitlyn’s head and climbs. Layla with her legs around Kaitlyn’s neck hangs back over the ropes for five. Layla trips Kaitlyn from outside, then in on Kaitlyn until Kaitlyn lands a lovely back breaker. Clothesline for Layla, then a shoulder block. Kaitlyn with a move similar to the GTS, but the knee to Layla’s side.

AJ’s music, she skips around, taunts Kaitlyn, distracts her, then Layla kicks Kaitlyn in the head – maybe, sort of, almost, not really, but Kaitlyn sold it – for three.

Winner – Layla (3:07)

Layla and AJ skip around the ring together.

Commercial

Announce Segment

They talk up Total Divas. Cole talks about Cody taunting Damien. Video of that tempting and attack. JBL goes off that Cody should be arrested. They will be facing off at SummerSlam.

Christian vs Slater

Christian in the ring, as is 3MB.

Christian gets the fans clapping, then behind Slater, but eats elbows. Drop toe hold into the ropes, but then McIntyre and Mahal were out there. Christian in and taken down for two. Slater all over Christian with blows, then a knee drop. Chinlock on Christian on the mat. Christian choked in the ropes, then Slater distracts the ref for McIntyre and Mahal to each slap Christian. Slater up and flies, but eats Christian’s raised foot. Slater planted on the mat, then eats a missile drop kick for two. Christian gets the fans clapping again, but takes a shoulder block for it. Slater tries to suplex Christian from the ring, but Christian counters and puts his legs through Slater’s legs to elevate him in. Christian with a sunset for a long two. Slater comes back, pushes Christian into a sitting spot int the corner. Slater sets up, but takes too long and eats a spear for three.

Winner – Christian (3:14)

Christian flees the ring to celebrate on the ramp as McIntyre and Mahal rush the ring. Video recap of the end of the match.

Backstage Segment

Punk is heading for the ring, hood up.

Commercial

Punk vs Axel

Punk out, to one knee, it’s clobbering time! He heads to the ring. Axel and Heyman out, Punk up the ramp. Heyman flees, so Punk and Axel fight. They brawl on the stage. “CM Punk!” chants. Axel sends Punk into the metal barricade on the ramp. Punk fights back and tosses Axel into the ring. The ref calms them and calls for the bell.

Axel on Punk with a kick, then blows, backing Punk into a corner. “CM Punk!” chants. Axel runs the ropes under and over Punk, then taken down. Punk locks up Axel’s leg, then slams him own body back. Punk up, then slams back again. Punk to his feet and does it a third time before releasing and kicking Axel’s leg. Axel dumped from the ring and calls for love from the fans. Suicide dive on Axel!

Commercial

Punk comes back with blows and a back kick, but Axel back for two. Axel yells at Punk about being the best in the world. Axel pulls Punk up, slams him to the mat, then on the corner with a drop on Punk for two. Chinlock on Punk on the mat and Heyman heads down the ramp. Heyman watches as he walks around the ring and Axel makes Punk wantc. Back suplex to Axel, then Punk crawls as a demonically grinning Heyman. Heyman taunts Punk as Axel grabs Punk’s foot to stop him, then turns him into a big clothesline for two.

Punk whipped, but gets his feet up. Punk bounces up, then hits his crossbody on Axel. Heyman looks shocked. Punk out of the ring and chases Heyman around the ring, but then runs into Axel’s clothesline. JBL says Axel and Heyman are in perfect sync. Axel on Punk with blows on the mat. Punk comes back with clotheslines and a swinging neck breaker. Punk smiles, then hits a high knee as Cole calls it a high elbow – JBL corrects him. Axel taken down and Punk climbs. Axel up and knocks Punk’s legs out from under him. Punk crawls across the mat as Axel hits his sick swinging neckbreaker for two.

“This is awesome!” chants grow and fill the arena. Big kick to Axel’s head. Axel rolls to Heyman, gets a few words from him, but then Punk is there with his hands around Heyman throat. The ref calls for the bell.

Winner – Punk via DQ (7:58)

Punk pulls Heyman into the ring, and Brock’s music hits. Brock to the ring and Punk stands tall for Brock, but lets Heyman go. Punk is ready, but then Axel pulls Punk out, grabs him, but Punk reverses and hits GTS. Punk grabs a chair, but Brock is suddenly out of the ring and takes the chair from him. Punk on Brock with blows, but Brock grabs Punk, gets him up on his shoulders. Punk wiggles around and Brock eats post. Punk on Brock with kicks, then blows. Punk on announce and flies onto Brock, dropping him to the mat. “CM Punk!” chants.

JBL is yelling at Punk to stay on Lesnar, don’t let The Beast up! Punk heads for Brock, but it’s too late. Brock grabs Punk for a sick belly-to-belly and Punk lands rather roughly. Brock walks over, grabs Punk and rolls him into the ring. Brock climbs in, kicks the chair out of the way and pulls Punk up. Heyman in the corner of the ring as Brock gets Punk on his shoulders, but Punk wiggles free again! Kick to Brock’s leg, then Punk grabs the chair and nails Brock across the back with it. Punk turns and looks at Heyman. Heyman’s mouth is hanging open, shaking in shock, then he realizes that Punk is there. Punk approaches Heyman with the chair raised, but then Brock grabs the chair and nails Punk with the F5.

Heyman (off mic) – Brock, hurt him! Hurt him! Hurt him!

Brock beats Punk across the back with the chair a couple times. Heyman steps up and raises Brock’s hand over Punk as the fans give serious heat. Brock with a glance over his shoulder at Punk before leaving the ring with Heyman. Brock is bright red and Punk is lolling on the mat.

Commercial

Video

Recap of the fight between Punk and Brock.

Backstage Segment

Renee with Brock, Axel and Heyman. She asks for comments about Punk.
Brock – That’s the best, of the best, of the best, of the best, of the best, of the best that this world has to offer? I’m The Beast, and the best. Paul, say something stupid.
Heyman – It’s not really going to be stupid. I want you to take that mic and I want you to deliver a message to CM Punk. I want you to tell Punk he may not make it to SummerSlam, because next week, here on RAW, I’m going to walk to that ring, and based on that beating Punk got from Brock, I’m not going to the ring as an advocate, I’m going to the ring to look for a one on one, man versus man fight because next week on RAW, if he’s man enough to accept it, it will be CM pnbk versus Paul Heyman.

Fandango vs Kofi

SR comes out dancing badly in a black dress. Fandango out in his gold and black mottled ring gear. They head to the ring. Kofi bounces out to face him.

Fandango needs to dance before he can start wrestling. Kofi goes for the booms, then Kofi on him with kicks, then a drop kick on Fandango for one. Kofi grabs a leg in the corner, but Fandango kicks him in the head with the other. Kofi into the corner, then beaten on the mat. Kofi into Fandango’s back elbow for two. Fandango elevates Kofi onto his shoulders and flips him to the mat. Kofi fights back, but then Fandango with his leg in the air on Kofi for two. Fandango climbs, but Kofi moves out of the way. Kofi kicks Fandango in the head, then off the top rope. Clotheslines, then a drop kick. Another big flying clothesline on Fandango, then a boom drop. Fandango flees the ring to the apron, then kicks up on Kofi’s head. Fandango used the ropes, but still couldn’t get the three. Fandango climbs, but Kofi up and Fandango lands on his feet. Kofi up with his own crossbody for two. TIP on Fandango for three.

Winner – Kofi (3:46)

Kofi celebrates on the corner.

Backstage Segment

Trip on his feet and Steph comes in crying.
Trip – What’s wrong.
Steph – I just ran into my Dad. He just bit my head off. The makeover segment was a disaster and he was embarrassed about what happened with Bryan. You know how vindictive he can be. I’m just trying to focus on business, but…
Trip – Just calm down. Your Dad’s lost it. No one wants to say it, everyone wants to beat around the bush, but the fact is, he’s lost it. The creative genius Vince McMahon is finally gone. He just runs around here every week doing whatever he feels like. His whims, whatever he wants. Enough. Because Bryan embarrassed him because Bryan wouldn’t shave his beard off? He’s going to throw away SummerSlam over this? He doesn’t want Cena, but he’s going to hurt everything because of Bryan? He’s throwing away SummerSlam over all this? I’m tired of it. I’m tired of this whole damn thing, and I’m not going to watch this ship go down because of him! (pop) I don’t know what he’s going to do at SummerSlam, but I’m going to stop him. Watch me Steph, I’m going to stop him!

Trip leaves and Steph looks like she’s in shock.

Commercial

Video

Recap of ADR attacking Ricardo after ADR’s loss.

The Real Americans vs The Usos

Zeb – The heartland of America. We walked around today and didn’t feel a beat left. Apparently all the cheese you eat clogs your brains. You don’t like what I’m saying, why not make due like that overrated football team you have in this town and pack your bags and leave, the heartland belongs to real Americans. Please rise, put your hands over your hearts, and say with us “We, the people!” Usos come dancing out to face them.

Jimmy takes blows from Swagger, but reverses in the corner with chops. Swagger with an elbow and Cesaro with a tag and an upper cut on Jimmy for two. Gut wrench on Jimmy, then Swagger tags in. Swagger distracts and Cesaro stomps Jimmy. Swagger with blows in the heel corner, but Jimmy back with head butts and cheap shots on Cesaro. Swagger gets Jimmy up and slams him. Cesaro tags in, Swagger bomb, then Cesaro on Jimmy for two.

Swagger tags in. Inverted atomic drop from Cesaro, and Swagger pins. Swagger on Jimmy, but Jimmy up and free, comes back with blows, then a kick. Both are down. Cesaro bouncing for the tag. Both tag out. Jey with a cheap attack on Swagger on the apron, then takes Cesaro down. Bum slam in a corner, but Swagger breaks the count. Jimmy takes Swagger from the match, and dives out on him. Jey eats Cesaro’s foot, but Cesaro flies into a big kick (badly) for a long two. Jimmy into a post outside, almost takes out a cameraman. The ref deals with Zeb, Swagger attacks Jey through the ropes, then the neutralizer on Jey for three.

Winners – The Real Americans (4:53)

Video recap of the match. All three in the ring, hands on their chests, chanting.

Commercial

Ziggler vs Big E

Ziggler out wiggling his butt and getting the fans riled up. Video recap of AJ getting involved in their match last Monday on RAW. Big E out, led by a skipping AJ. Big E claps his chalk all over the place on the stage as AJ waves into the ring at Ziggler, playing with her piggy tails coyly.

Ziggler ducks Big E, smiles, but is then caught. Ziggler into the ropes, holds on, wiggles, hits a drop kick for two. Ziggler elevated by Big E, but wiggles free and lands too close to the ropes. Big E hung up top, but then eats a SICK clothesline on the apron. Ziggler crumbles to the floor. Big E out, pulls Ziggler up and sends him into the ring. Big E pins Ziggler for two. Abdominal stretch on Ziggler in the center of the ring. Jaw buster drop Ziggler that Big E didn’t take well and landed badly. Big E ends up shoulder first to the post. Big clothesline in the corner, then neck breaker from Ziggler for two.

Big E side steps Ziggler, then slams him into a back breaker for two. Big E runs for his splash, but Ziggler moves. Ziggler hits his famouser, that didn’t even touch Big E, for two. Kaitlyn stomps to the ring. AJ jumps up on Kaitlyn. They fight. AJ flees into the ring. They fight in the ring. Ziggler distracted and eats a sick clothesline from Big E. Kaitlyn is shocked and rolls out. Big E pulls Ziggler up as Kaitlyn looks on in shock as Big E hits his big ending.

Winner – Big E (4:33)

Kaitlyn looks shocked and upset by Ziggler’s loss, almost in tears. AJ and Big E celebrate, AJ staring at Kaitlyn the whole time.

Commercial

Ringside

Josh is with Michelle and Brooke from Summer Camp. He talks to them about the show, and enjoying RAW.

In Ring Segment

Bryan to the ring all “YES!” “YES!” “YES!”, but with his hair still slicked back. Orton out to join him. Cena out to round out their team.

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Video

Recap of Brock’s attack on Punk.

Main Event – 6 Man Tag Match – Bryan & Orton & Cena vs The Shield

The Shield to the ring to round out the match.

Orton is kicked by Rollins, but comes back with blows. Rollins fights back, backs Orton into a corner with kicks. Rollins pulled off, but Orton comes back with blows to Rollins’ head. Big clothesline in the corner on Rollins, then a big suplex for two. Bryan tags in with a big missile drop kick. Ambrose tags in. Bryan whipped, runs up and over Ambrose. Bryan runs the ropes into a huge clothesline on Ambrose, then out with a suicide dove on Ambrose. Outside Bryan gets into it with Rollins. Bryan to run the apron, but Ambrose attacks from inside the ring. Ambrose on Bryan outside as the ref counts Ambrose out. Bryan on the apron as Reigns tags in and they double team Bryan for two.

Dueling chants for Cena who isn’t even in the match. Reigns with a clothesline on Bryan for two. Rollins tags in and drops an elbow on Bryan for two. Rollins waves his hand in front of his face at Cena, then puts a chinlock on Bryan. Bryan punches free, but Reigns tags in and they double team, raising Bryan high, then landing him on Rollins’ knees for two. Reigns talks smack on Bryan, yells at him to stay down. Bryan up and kicking on Reigns, then cheap shots on Ambrose and Rollins. Bryan free of Reigns with a sick kick, but Bryan can’t reach his partners. Rollins holds his ankle and Bryan tags out, but the ref was distracted and didn’t see it. Cena knocked out. Then Bryan slammed into Orton on the apron making a mess. Bryan with the “YES!” lock, but the other two in and attacked. The ref calls for the bell.

Winners – Bryan & Orton & Cena via DQ (5:24)

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”, but then Bryan turns into an RKO! The Shield in, but Orton and Cena fight back, double clothesline Reigns from the ring. Cena then turns and hits Cena with an RKO! Orton grabs his case and the ref, but when up on the apron he sees The Shield coming back and backs off. Orton leaves Cena in there to take a spear from Reigns, then Bryan is beaten down more. Bryan in there alone with The Shield, then turn and watch Orton leave, case in hand. A wimpy stomp from Rollins on Bryan, but then they triple power bomb Bryan. Orton watches from the stage. The Shield stands over Bryan and pose. Orton looks at the case in his hands. The camera goes back and forth between The Shield and Orton.

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

    Hi everyone! Are you ready for RAW?

    At this point I’m watching Total Divas and getting more and more annoyed! Why do they want to show such an embarrassing mess as Eva Marie? She’s never going to get anywhere performing like that! Tragic!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Welcome to this week’s Raw Watch Party! I am your co-host Jesse Sherwood and there is a great show lined up from Green Bay, Wisconsin tonight! Let’s Break it Down!

    1. After his win last week, Stephanie McMahon thought Daniel Bryan needs a Coporate Makeover! Will Bryan comply with the McMahons’ requests, or will we see the Dragon unleash himself on them?

    2. Christian won a triple threat match on Smackdown to get his one more match for the World Heavyweight Championship! But Alberto Del Rio attacked him after the grueling match! What will Captian Charisma do in retallation?

    3. The Wyatt Family decimated the Big Red Monster last week yet again! Will Kane submit to his dark urges to battle them, or will The Wyatts leave more carnage so Kane can “follow the buzzards”?

    4. Damien Sandow attacked Cody Rhodes backstage during an interview on Smackdown! Will we see more brutality from the Intellectual Savior?

    5. The Beast will be in the building this week and CM Punk is sure to be looking for some revenge for the attack he suffered 3 weeks ago! Will he get a measure of retribution before their match at SummerSlam?

    All of this and more will happen tonight! What are you pumped for?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      And as a little bit of maintenance, The Breakdown will be up shortly after Raw tonight. I am truly sorry for the delay, but I had a property crisis that needed my attention this weekend.

  • The Breaker

    There’s NO way Bryan loses the beard! WWE didn’t just release his new shirt for nothing!

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

      It would be a travesty for him to lose the lumberjack/goat look. The WWE might think we all want our men to look like Cena and Orty, but personally I prefer Foley and Bryan!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        See, that’s how real men look! Rugged, not in perfect shape, and rough around the edges. Granted, before my shave and haircut, I passed as Foley Jr…

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

          And Stacy is almost completely bald, but I got him to grow some face fur after a couple years together.

      • The Breaker

        I’m thinking Orton will end up being Vince’s “Corporate Champion”.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I agree. Orton in Vince’s corner, Bryan in HHH’s, Cena in Steph’s.

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

            I think Cena should do something else, let Steph be torn between father and husband.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            That’s my point! She’s making subtle plays already, let her go overt in the struggle!

          • The Breaker

            I originally thought Cena might not even be involved, but with the way Vince really tore into Cena last week he probably will be.

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

          I was discussing that with WWENews.net writer Daniel Arda yesterday. I think it would be a great throwback feud.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Considering the deal with Phillips, I agree. I bet it gets trimmed a bit, but not completely gone. I also expect product placement there too.

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

        NO! NO! NO!

        No trim, no suit, no nothing!

        NO! NO! NO!

        Bryan is sexy the way he is!

      • The Breaker

        Haha, a little bit of product placement is possible. Will it be any better than Sonic?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          No, Sonic’s was nigh perfect! Granted, I love my Route 44 Cherry Sprites!

          • The Breaker

            Seeing all the Sonic promotion angered me a little, since the closest location is about 30 miles away.

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

            Over four hours away for me. Cena’s (childhood) home is closer than the nearest Sonic!

  • Sean Dawson

    Question? Besides the Undertaker… Out of the people the Wyatt family has attacked… Who can u realistically pair with Kane to face them?

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

      R-Truth is doable, but not really big enough – size or character.

      • Sean Dawson

        I was thinking the same thing.. Say u wuickly turn him into the crazy truth… Who else realistically can u pair with them.. DefinAtely not anyone in 3MB

    • Jesse Sherwood

      First, the Wyatts haven’t attacked Taker. Second, I am not sure there is anyone on the roster that Kane could work with. Personally, I’d like to see a Gauntlet match at SummerSlam, with Kane beating Rowan and Luke and falling to the numbers after Bray gets in a bit of trouble. Let this feud extend out some, maybe to Survivor Series when Taker is more apt to return.

      • Sean Dawson

        No I get that they haven’t attacked taker… But that’s been the plan to do the BoD… But with him out. Who has a believable chance.. I like your idea though

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Sorry, the way you worded it led me to that mistake.

    • Kanewty

      Only 2 options I can think of here: either the uso’s to eventually feud with the followers or truth & a returning maybe little more serious kofi Kingston… I’m not sure I like either option right now..

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Daniel Bryan in a suit? NO! NO! NO!

    • Lrgetrout10

      Good lord, Daniel does not look right in that suit. It does not fit him at all.

  • m

    he looks like damien sandow now with his hair like that

  • Jesse Sherwood

    It honestly looks like he is poking fun at Sandow in his suit!

  • Sean Dawson

    Lmao @ Sandow jr

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Good promo by Daniel so far

  • Jesse Sherwood

    “John Cena is an entertainer, and Daniel Bryan is a WRESTLER!” We need more of this!

  • Lrgetrout10

    Wait, did Daniel just use the term “wrestler”? I thought Vince banned that term…

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Yep! Because Daniel Bryan is a WRESTLER!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    WWE needs to listen to this crowd, this promo! It says so much about the company! This is the Pipebomb of 2013!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Please Bryan, put VKM in the LeBell Lock!

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      Or Cattle Mutilation. Its been too long

      • Jesse Sherwood

        YES YES YES!

  • BrooksOglesby

    Dang, Bryan has come such a long way on the mic. Compare this level of comfort compared to his original “Tap or Snap” promo on NXT.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Yes, he has Brooks. His promos are very fluid now. Although I enjoyed Tap or Snap myself, his time with Kane has turned him into a well rounded star!

      • Nick K

        Kane did not turn him into a star. He turned himeself into a star, he wad already very over before he teamed with Kane. I was a Wrestlemania 28, he was made that night. That 18 second loss did more for him than it did for sheamus.

  • Kleck

    Personally, I’m not a huge fan of the beard. I’m for it to be sheared.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wait, Barrett is a barber? I must be President!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Yes! Barrett looks worse than ever now! He’s going clean shaven for a while!

  • Sean Dawson

    Lmfao. U want that shirt

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I do!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Love the Cena parody shirt! When was the last time a superstar did that?

    • jfvhjdghfg

      CM Punk with his Knees 2 Faces T-shirt or were you being sarcastic?

    • David

      Parody another superstar shirt or Parody a Cena Shirt?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Cena Shirt. I know the last Superstar shirt was Punk doing Rock’s shirt.

    • The Breaker

      It makes me think of when Punk made a parody of Rock’s shirt.

  • Edward Beedle

    Poor Barrett.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Sadly, this is an improvement over him jobbing to every upper midcard worker.

  • The Breaker

    Maybe they’ll change Barrett’s gimmick into the “Bareknuckle Barber”!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And we get the return of Ricardoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Rodriguez!

    • Ryblack

      from a severe injury? really?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Yeah, they never acknowledge Wellness strikes on TV.

  • Edward Beedle

    Good to see Ricardo Rodriguez back!

    • The Breaker

      I’m sure ADR is happy too. He can’t draw much heat on his own.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Boy, you see how well WWE thinks of ADR! This is his third loss in 3 weeks!

  • Robbie

    YES! YES

  • The Breaker

    How many times has ADR been pinned?

    And woah, are we really back to him abusing Ricardo? Honestly, Rodriguez is better at heeling it up than Del Rio is. Well, it makes sense why they had to mention Ricardo returning from “serious injury”; it was to make him a sympathetic character.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      3. Smackdown 2 weeks ago to Orton, Raw last week to Christian, and tonight to RVD.

      • The Breaker

        Thanks. I don’t know what this means, does WWE think so little of Del Rio, or the World Heavyweight Championship itself?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Personally, I think ADR. He has never held a title more than 90 days.

          • The Breaker

            Good point. But WWE hasn’t booked the title well at all as of late. From the looks of it, the WHC isn’t much higher on the totem pole than the midcard titles.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            True, but the WHC is still a World Title. I have a feeling that WWE will try to give someone a long reign soon to establish some prestige to the title. I hope they do it with Christian to give him what he deserves.

  • Edward Beedle

    Did not see that coming

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Maybe Ricardo failed another Wellness test, or maybe this will be the emergence of El Local!

      • David

        Who’s going to play the role of Roddy Piper?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I’m sorry, can you clarify?

          • David

            Alberto Del Rio plays a rich character and Ricardo Rodriguez was his servant. Ted Dibiase played a rich character and Virgil was his servant. When Virgil left Dibiase, Piper trained him to fight Dibiase.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Ah, sorry! I wasn’t into WWF yet during that timeframe. I’m putting my money on Rey Mysterio. They need a way to get him back on TV.

          • David

            I’ve watched WWE for nearly 30 years (though I’m only 32).

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I’m 27 and have watched WWE since around 1990. I was always a bigger fan of USWA until around 1993, when HBK started his rise.

          • David

            Well back in 1983-84, Hulk Hogan was cool to a young child. He was like He-Man to me.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            He was to me too, but The King was gold! USWA had more believable personalities, thus my love for Zeb Colter aka “Dirty” Dutch Mantell.

          • David

            Oh as I got older I started enjoy the personalities, But in 83-84, I would have been only 2 or 3. Also Im from Michigan, I don’t think we got USWA.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Yeah, you probably wouldn’t, as it was the Memphis Territory, covering Arkansas (Where I’m from), Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, and Mississippi.

  • Edward Beedle

    Hope this is not the last we see of Ricardo.

  • The Breaker

    Cody Rhodes is cutting a promo? And this isn’t Smackdown?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I know! It’s unprecedented!

  • The Breaker

    I guess contracts for WWE titles can’t be reprinted.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Apparently not! #IllogicalBooking

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Yes its my favorite part of the week. The Ryback Match is up next. Oh Joy

  • The Breaker

    WrestleMania rematch!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I hear it now… Sierra, Hotel, India, Echo, Lima, Delta. SHIELD!

  • jdl

    And my reason to care about Del Rio is completely gone.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      One still existed? I lost it months ago. ADR has moments that he shines well, but when he does he regresses back three or four steps soon after.

      • jdl

        Well, if I’m going to be fair I haven’t cared about ADR for a while now, but Ricardo is fantastic. Splitting them up gives me no reason whatsoever to even leave the TV on when ADR comes on.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Wow. More You Can’t Wrestle Chants Directed at Ryback.

  • The Breaker

    The fans chanted “You can’t wrestle” and Ryback heard it, thinking, “Y’know, maybe I can’t”. So that’s why he walked out!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Makes sense to me!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    The only good thing about that match was that it was thankfully short. I honestly have no interest whatsoever in watching Ryback perform. Again thats just my opinion.

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

      I completely agree. All the solid work he had before coming up to the WWE seems to have been lost.

  • The Breaker

    *Obligatory Total Divas segment* Go Nattie!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Natalya is so abused by the WWE Machine! She deserves a title run and a huge pay raise for all of the crap they put her through!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Eva Marie is so plastic and horrid and after last night’s Total Divas, I’m surprised she has a job.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I hear a little of the Doctor of Thuganomics in this promo by Cena!

    • Xavier

      Was a very good promo

  • The Breaker

    Cena’s belittling the indies! Ouch!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Cena just lost some of my respect with that promo.

      • savokes

        maybe a huge heel swerve at SS? ha ha ha

  • David

    Cena’s chance of losing the title at Wrestlemania? Well times the WWE Championship won at Wrestlemania, Savage at 4 and 8, Hogan at 5, 7 and 9, Warrior at 6, Yokozuna at 9, Bret Hart at 10, Michaels at 12, Undertaker at 13, Austin at 14, 15 and 17, Triple H at 18, Lesnar at 19, and John Cena at 21, 26 and 29. That’s 18 title changes, and only one of those 18 ended at Summer Slam, Undertaker at Wrestlemania 13.

    • David

      I mean Summer Slam, not Wrestlemania.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Nice statistics! Tells a very interesting story.

  • mark

    The crowd is gone for this cena promo. Not even a yes chant

  • Robbie

    Dang at Cena’s elbow!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Orton, leave the ring and let the Shield do their work!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Wow Thats an Epic Main Event.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It wasn’t a bad use of the Teddy Long Special!

  • David

    The two biggest stars of the Atttiude Era, The Rock and Stone Cold were WWE Champions for a combine 896 days. John Cena has held the WWE championship now for 1177 days.

    • Adam Paul Haase

      You can blame the PG era for that.

      They took a guy with a good skill set (rap gimmick FTW) and completely spudded him up all because they needed someone to be the face of the PG to the detriment of his skillage and I think that’s why the IWC are on his back a lot.

      Maybe that’s my assumption.

      • David

        Well another part of the reason Austin was 6 years older than John Cena was, when he won the WWE title the first time. And Rock left early for a Hollywood career.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        No, that is an extremely accurate description of what happened. Cena was willing to be malleable for the benefit of ushering in a new era of wrestling and most people can’t see past the fact that he lost his body of ring work. He plays the role the Hogan and the Rock before him did, the guy who can beat any odds. Now amongst this era we are seeing a new spout of people who fill certain roles well. Punk as the antihero, Bryan as the little guy that does the spectacular, and so many other great characters. All we need is a spark and everything could change again.

        • Adam Paul Haase

          You forgot Sheamus playing the role of dullard.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Honestly, I place him as the brutish guy that gets the job done, aka HHH. Considering he was blessed by the same man, it should surprise me.

      • Noel’s

        It’s also the fact that…at least in my opinion…he was never suppose to be the face of the company…at least not when he was…I feel like that was suppose to be lesnars spot…ive always felt that at best he was suppose to be the triple h to Brock’s rock/Austin and that’s why he doesn’t feel like a face of the company like Shawn did or rock or stone cold…he even seems to be out of place if mentioned in the same breath as those guys.

      • Xavier

        Cena had nothing to do with the WWE turning PG. If you want to point the finger then point it at the Chris Benoit tradegy

  • The Breaker

    Great main event match! But it makes me wonder… if we’re supposed to believe this is real, then what was the main event going to be before? Would WWE go into Monday Night without booking anything?

  • Jesse Sherwood

    The Wyatts vs. Tons Of Funk again? It didn’t work well the first time, why do it again?

    • David

      Lack of face tag teams?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I would at least feed them 3MB or someone else that wasn’t so similar in style.

    • dt4

      am i the only one who doesn’t get the wyatt family? its just weird

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I think of the FX show Justified. Dixie Mafia but crazy!

        • dt4

          i keep expecting to hear that banjo from deliverance

          • Jesse Sherwood

            dt4, I live in Arkansas. The Wyatts kind of crazy is par for the course around here. Personally, I think this gimmick has a lot of legs. It will push WWE’s boundaries.

        • Tim

          Nice at least in not the only one. Both are golden tho the group and the show

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Yes! Sister Abigail!

  • Robbie

    INFERNO MATCH?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I hope!

  • The Breaker

    Inferno Match??

    • Jesse Sherwood

      If that happens, I think we can safely say PG is going to be pushed to its limits!

      • David

        Wasn’t Kane vs. MVP’s inferno match during the PG era?

        • Navin T. Ramkissoon

          That was at Armageddon 2006

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Nope, 2006, which was before the transition.

          • Navin T. Ramkissoon

            It was at Armageddon 2006 Jesse. It was the first match on the card. The Four Way Tag with London Kendrick, The Hardys, Regal and Taylor, The Hardys and MNM were right after

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Yeah, I caught may typo and edited it Navin. Thanks though!

          • Navin T. Ramkissoon

            Its cool. The Four Way Tag was one of my favorite matches ever.

          • Adam Paul Haase

            Wasn’t that where the Hardys and MNM feud started?

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    The stakes just got raised a lot higher there

  • WyFo

    Ring of fire? Inferno Match anyone?

  • Jesse Sherwood

    The Inferno Match is one of the few matches I’d actually be scared to be in. It looks legitimately dangerous.

    • David

      It has to be, there’s what only been 4 ever, Undertaker vs. Kane twice, Kane vs Triple H and Kane vs. MVP. Or am I missing any?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Nope, that’s all of them.

        • David

          A match that I agree with you seem legitmately dangerous. And Only half of them happened at a Pay-Per-View.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    So Kaitlyn is wearing a T-Shirt to wrestle in? I guess the seamstresses didn’t get her gear done in time!

  • Scottyo614

    Layla gets no reaction ever..

  • The Breaker

    Layla turned heel on Smackdown. BUT NO ONE CARES!!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Does anyone ever care about Layla? She was carried by Michelle McCool in LayCool!

      • David

        And she’s the longest tenured Diva in the WWE.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I know, which means she should be much better than she is. But that seems to happen with almost all of the TE/Diva Search contestants, show decent talent there and never progress.

  • Lrgetrout10

    Just got back from the bathroom. What did I miss?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Divas, if you saw the Wyatts then you are fine!

  • Tim

    Ive heard more crowd reaction at the halftime brawl between the rock and mankind. Than in the Llast diva match

    • Lrgetrout10

      Nice.

  • mark

    I think we are finally walking into the cena heel turn. Perfect timing as McMahon kinda laid a clue saying i dont want cena as champion but I want you even less. I see cena joining McMahon while the hot crowd favorite joins with hunter. This McMahon feud has made this match very interesting more then most people may realize.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I agree. They took the McMahon power struggle and subtly laced it into this feud to where it feels natural. I don’t know what is going on behind the scenes, but Creative is finally writing great storylines again!

    • -|AZ|-

      If this happens, I can bet Taker will face Cena in WM30…

      -|AZ|-

  • Scottyo614

    Heath Slater vs. Barry Horowitz who wins?

    • David

      The Brooklyn Brawler.

      • Scottyo614

        If teddy long was the GM we could have a jobber tag match

        • David

          Well then you have to have Frank Williams part of it, too.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Barry Horowitz, all day long!

  • WyFo

    I feel like a match between Heath Slater and the WHC #1 contender shouldnt be so close

    • Jesse Sherwood

      But Heath is a Star Jobber! He has to look semi highly competent!

      • David

        Plus Heath Slater was trained by Christian, so he knows some of his moves. Hey if I’m to believe that Total Divas is reality, then NXT must have been, too.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Now that is funny!

  • mark

    I got to be careful when I say possible cena heel turn. WWE pays attention to this website I don’t care what they say. They would be fools not to cause it can hurt storylines. I’m sure someone is on here daily checking for information that has been leaked. After all didn’t bishoff screw Vince by announcing outcomes nitro.

    • Xavier

      Not gonna happen

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Punk has gone EXTREME!

  • David

    Who needs the Summer Slam win more, CM Punk who is 1-4 in pay per views this year or Lesnar who is 2-2 since coming back?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I think that it is pretty close to even. Honestly, I think a draw of some sort would be best. make both of them look strong while continuing the Heyman/Punk feud.

      • David

        If they booked him correctly, Lesnar would be 4-0.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I agree, but Egos have to be sated… HHH could let himself go under and hurt his credibility, and Cena is the face of the company so WWE didn’t want Merch sales to be hurt by Cena losing to 2 part timers in a row.

          • Xavier

            Cena should of went over Rock at Mania 28 but should of lost to Lesnar at Extreme Rules.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Agreed Xavier. Or at the very least made Rock’s win dirty, so he could play the heel going into WM29. But hindsight is 20/20.

    • Xavier

      Lesnar

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I hope Punk brings Lesnar to a higher level than what he was operating at during the Triple H Feud

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I’m sure he will. Part time talent vs. Full time talent in HHH or Punk, so Punk’s conditioning and active work mentality will help Lesnar.

  • Xavier

    Curtis Axel has no business being within 500000000000000000000000000000000 miles of this Lesnar/Punk feud

  • savokes

    I know he did more to Brock than usual, but I thought Punk was supposed to at least walk away with Lesnar being on the mat…

  • Mark

    Looks like Punk got busted the hard way on his chin when he jumped off the announce table

  • Lrgetrout10

    LOL

    “Paul, say something stupid.”

    • Jesse Sherwood

      And boy did he!

    • Evon Callaway Bitterweed Reese

      That was great. Lol

  • Robbie

    Well new tights for Kofi!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Probably because he got daddy hips!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Kofi’s back! How long until he’s back into midcard obscurity?

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      He may be destined to be in permanent midcard purgatory unless they tweak his gimmick to take him to another level

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I agree. When I looked at him in my Where Did They Go Wrong series, I stated something similar to that. He also needs a mouthpiece until he is more comfortable on the stick.

    • David

      I think a Kofi Kingston heel turn, might surprise people.

  • Alio

    Was that real or scripted? “Paul say something stupid” had me laughing for 5 mins!!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I bet Lesnar just ad libbed a bit there, and it worked well!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    My sweet overlords, HHH and Daniel Bryan have both hit the nails on the head on how we fans feel tonight!

    • Lrgetrout10

      Yep. Summerslam is being perfectly set up. It looks like Vince may finally be fading off to “retirement.” At least maybe, I know it’s hard for a personality like his.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I think VKM is trying his best to let the reigns go. For a man who changed the entire perspective of what Professional Wrestling is, I know that has to be a nearly impossible task for him. But I think that WWE is being left in more than capable hands.

  • Robbie

    Well well Steph, tears quickly dried up and your make up remains intact! Remarkable

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    The McMahon Feud is building up quite nicely so far.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Ricardo takes bumps better than half of the main roster!

    • Lrgetrout10

      That’s why I commented on the Smackdown thread I want to see an ADR/Ricardo match.

    • David

      I think Ricardo could easily be a bigger star than Alberto Del Rio. He has way more of personality and knows how to work the crowd.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Zeb is the master of cheap heat! 41 years of this business and still going strong for the Dirty Dutchman! His first match was in July of 1972.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    That leapfrog bootstomp by Cesaro was ugly!

  • Scottyo614

    That was some good tag team wrestling right there

  • Jesse Sherwood

    No matter how many times I see the Neutralizer, I am impressed. That is one of those finishers that you just wait for in a match!

  • David

    They’re pushing the Wyatt Family, the Real Americans look like they may be getting a push, The Tag Team Champions are the Shield. Let they’re all heel teams, there is no legit face tag team.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      That’s the thing, The Shield rarely get a heel reaction. I think that’s why WWE has been keeping them off of Smackdown, as the edited reactions are so obvious.

      • David

        I’m all for a Face Shield vs. a Heel Wyatt Family sometime in the future. Just not now.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Not even remotely now. The Wyatts need a lot more time to simmer on the Universe’s brains. But the Real Americans? Yeah, the can be fed to the Hounds of Justice!

          • David

            The Earliest I’d do Wyatt Family vs. Shield is Wrestlemania 30.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I’d say the Royal Rumble, so we can have The Shield split around WM30. By then, I’d like to see all three men going after World Titles.

          • Scottyo614

            Survivor series and just add a member to each team?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            The thing is, I think The Shield will be tied into something with Heyman during Survivor Series this year. Just a hunch, mind you.

          • David

            I said Wrestlemania 30, and have the stipulation who ever loses can longer team together.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            That’s along the lines of what I was thinking with the Rumble. Have The Shield and the Wyatts face off there and The Shield lose, causing serious dissension between the members because Ambrose started hotdoging in the match, trying to win it himself. They continue the program into Elimination Chamber, where Rollins scores the win by tagging in after a Reigns Spear. This sets up a Triple Threat match between the three of them at WM30.

  • mark

    I still don’t see hunter and steph as the future of wwe. I think Vince wants Shane to come back.vince does have a ego and I’d want the last name of the owner to always say McMahon. Don’t count Shane out money always talks.

    • Lrgetrout10

      True, but what’s in it for Shane at this point? He’s gone out on his own and had a very successful career. He doesn’t need to come back to the WWE.

      • mafk

        Shane hasn’t had alot of success he just stepped down as CEO wwe is a guarantee. No one would think to challenge his spot except maybe steph. If Vince believed in his son and daughter so much he’d step back by now but he’s too busy cleaning their mess. And yes mess! You think he wants to keep his McMahon character going. While he was still calling all the shots the McMahon character was gone for long time periods. He’s doesn’t trust them. What has steph done? Charity work! What has Shane done launch wwe.com and build the international market. Making money, not donating It like steph has. Facts are facts and triple h ego is just as bad as Vince. Look at all the big talent that he has rubbed wrong.

    • Xavier

      Maybe he’ll be added to this whole McMahon/HHH angle as we get closer to the climax of this feud, that would be a nice surprise.

    • David

      Oh I agree, VInce McMahon is going to let Triple H build this multi billion dollar training facility, but no way he wants him to run the WWE.

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

      Shane is done with the WWE at this point. Steph and Trip are the future, no matter what certain fans feel about that. They’re doing a great job so far.

      • mark

        If trip and Steph are so good then why hasn’t Vince stepped back. Why was wrestlemania such a bomb compared to last year. Steph is in charge of creative and yet she doesn’t seem to be able to have the ability to make things right. Tag team division intercontinental title etc. When Shane was there he built the empire with his father. What has steph done?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          She isn’t truly in charge of creative though. VKM has final say on everything and he nixes a lot of things. He has been pulling back since Mania and we are getting a better direction.

          • mark

            Better direction using part time talent and still having to use the McMahon character. Plenty of young and capable talent in wwe and yet still can’t find ways to push them. How many times has Christian Daniel and the great Eddie got the crowd going nuts for them before they got a push. If anybody remembers Evan Bourne was extremely hot with the crowd that in a main event tag match he completely overshadowed cena it wasn’t even close this was of coursebefore the wwellness problems. Bad booking led to his stop as a top talent. Kofi the same way

          • Robbie

            Don’t know 100% but I think Orton had something to do with halting Kofi’s main event push

          • mark

            He did by why let talent take away from what the crowd wants. Bad bussiness Orton is also a big ego. I may not like cena as a character but how many times have you read about him down grading talent.

        • Robbie

          Because Vince still has the passion and has a lot left in the tank for him to simply step back. For me, Vince has already given some huge responsibilities to Hunter, like sorting out contract negotations etc.

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

          Vince won’t step back until he’s physically unable to do it any longer.

          Sorry, Shane didn’t build the empire with VKM. Steph has done as much, if not more with the company than Shane did. Shane worked hard, but it was very obvious that Steph is her father’s daughter, then you add in Trip and they’re a power team.

          Look at all Trip has done for the WWE in the past year! The new training facility, the Hall of Fame, and ironing out of so much bad blood! The political maneuvering Steph and Trip have both done with the WWE over the past year is shocking!

          • mark

            Keep it mind the facility could fail. We are still talking about spending unnecessary money. Steph has done charity again more money. Charity is good and all but we are talking money. Triple H is a wrestler not a bussiness man that’s becoming more obvious . He has constantly rubbed people wrong especially his peers. Hart. Undertaker. Even Austin 3 individuals who help turned the wwe as a empire

        • Nick K

          Wrestlemania 29 was their highest grossing event. Keep in mind your opinion needs to stay out of the way of facts.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    CATFIGHT!!!

  • Robbie

    This is boring…

  • Lrgetrout10

    Cross promotion in the last segment? Are we going to end on the hour tonight?

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

      RAW is scheduled to run at least until five past each Monday, and sometimes goes later, but it’s never scheduled to end at the top of the hour.

      • Lrgetrout10

        Yeah, lots of filler tonight though, especially with a long commercial break right after…

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

          Yes, but stating that they never end at the top of the hour, unless specifically stated before the show starts. It took me a long time to realize that they are scheduled to go at least until five past, and they have been doing it for so long I’m shocked when people don’t realize that it’s booked to go over.

  • David

    SMS fans would have marked out if Daniel Bryan came out like this to start out the show.

    • Gesus Oliver

      that’s awesome!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    With the way Cena’s arm is bandaged, I have to wonder if he doesn’t have a staph infection or an injury.

    • Xavier

      Wouldn’t doubt it. Cena has been wrestling hurt for the better half of his career. He definitely needs a break, lord knows he deserves one.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        But his dedication to this craft is why he keeps going. I fear what his body will be like in 20 years. I am thinking HH levels of surgery and pain.

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

          I hope he realizes before it’s too late.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And Orton’s heel turn begins!

  • Xavier

    A few weeks ago I would of said that Punk/Lesnar should main event Summerslam but after watching these past couple weeks it would be a great injustice to end the show with anything other then Cena/Bryan. There are just way too many entertaining ways this match could end.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      And if Orton cashes in on Bryan after beating Cena, the crowd would not want to watch anything else. I still say that may cause riots in LA!

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

        I think if Bryan doesn’t walk out Champion than it could get really ugly!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          As I said below, all WWE needs right now with the talent they have is that one little spark to start a new age of the business.

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

            Gesus wrote a fantastic article about this exact thing. I’m not sure if it’s up yet, but I edited it for him earlier.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I hope so, as I read it too. Was going to link it in the Breakdown!

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

            Oh, it is up? I wasn’t sure if it was posted yet.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            No, he sent it to me as well.

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

            Ah, okay. When it’s up, I need to make sure I push it some.

          • Gesus Oliver

            It’s been posted for a bit now :)

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Gesus, you lurker!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            It is, but I didn’t realize it.

            http://www.wwenews.net/the-next-wrestling-boom/

      • Xavier

        Lol. I’m still sticking to my Daniel Bryan heel turn prediction.

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

          Interesting thought, but I think it’s too early, and he’s too loved. Like when they tried to turn Austin and nothing worked. I think Bryan is in that boat right now. If Austin couldn’t get heat after beating up JR, what could Bryan do?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Insult kids?

          • Xavier

            Austin & Bryan were in different spots on the card. While Bryan is super over he’s not the face of the company like Austin was and I don’t think he ever will be. I liken a Bryan heel turn to the Rock’s heel turn at Survivor Series 98, Rock was super over going into that event when they turned him and it worked wonders for him

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

            With what’s going on with VKM, Trip and Steph, I don’t see Bryan turning yet. VKM will try to help Orty at SMS. Trip will stick with Bryan, and Steph will be torn and confused, possibly help Cena, but not sure. I see Orty turning heel and running with VKM, Bryan staying face to run with Trip, and Cena being in the middle.

          • Xavier

            That’s a strong possibility as well. And that’s what I’m looking forward to the most about this match. I honestly have no idea how it’s going to unfold and there seems to be a scent of a swerve in the air. Could be a heel turn or a cash in.

  • Gesus Oliver

    How was this raw? I admit I fell asleep a few times during it. Was dead tired. Sorry everyone that I wasn’t here this week. I promise I’ll be back next week and maybe during impact.

    • Robbie

      Don’t be. There was a sense of relief

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

        Slap_Slap Robbie!

        • Gesus Oliver

          Robbie is the new whipwhreck lol

      • Jesse Sherwood

        *Pulls out bullwhip* WAPSH!

        • Robbie

          Are you that nervous of being near me? You botch every single thing you attempt to do

          • Jesse Sherwood

            *Hands whip to Kendra* I’ll let the Queen of WNW handle you!

          • Robbie

            She wouldn’t do such a thing!

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

            Since when wouldn’t I?

          • Robbie

            Since always Ken. Would you harm this young soul?

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

            Wait, you were just going totally heel on Gesus! Of course I’d let you have it!

    • Xavier

      You let the fans down bro, people in the chat were throwing Goldberg/Lesnar at WM20 type heat at you for no-showing the chat tonight. :-)

      • Gesus Oliver

        lmao, Well let’s hope Mr. Sherwood was the Austin to keep the show together.

        • Xavier

          Lol

  • Stoney

    Del rio has turned on his attraction magnet Ricardo, and Randy Orton has turned heel from what I’ve read

    • Jesse Sherwood

      On Orton, not truly heel yet but he is showing the tendencies. ADR, though, destroyed the only thing making him relevant in WWE.

  • JaMaal

    I think Brock read a little too far into the cue card there