RAW Results 8/26/13 – Orton Gets A Yescalade!

RAW Results August, 2013
From US Airways Center Phoenix, AZ
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World

pre-RAW Commercial

RVD could force his way into the WHC picture with his match with ADR tonight. And us fans will be able to decide Punk’s match with Axel, find out how on RAW!

Show Starts

In Ring Segment

The Shield is standing across the front of the ring at the bottom of the ramp. Justin announces them as the champs they are. Triple H’s music hits and he comes out to what sounds like huge pop. Justin announces him as the COO of the WWE. Trip out in a power suit, light shirt, red striped tie. Down the ramp, surveys The Shield, smiles, then heads into the ring. King, Cole and JBL discuss what’s happened with Bryan, Ziggler and Big Show last week. Trip’s music ends and the fans are wild for him.

Trip – Let me take you back to a moment that will never be forgotten. A paradigm shift, the dawning of a new era. Let me take you back to SummerSlam. (video of the pedigree and Orton winning) That was business, what was best for business. That wasn’t personal, all what’s best for business. But let’s take you back to the end of RAW last week. (video of Trip calling Bryan out, then calling for The Shield to attack Bryan, but Trip stopped the bomb for Bryan to come into the ring, he came in to face Trip but ate an RKO) I will admit that was personal. You want to know why Bryan I humiliated you and had you beat down? Because of your actions Bryan. Every action had a consequence. You made it personal by insulting my wife, me, my family, and that was the personal response you get for it. I’m willing to be the bigger man and move on as if it hasn’t happened. I’m willing to be a business man with you. Speaking of business. Anyone check those ratings? Through the roof. Social media, sponsorships, every indicator we have is through the roof! Business is booming! It’s all for one man, the face of the WWE. I would like for you to show you respect as I bring that man out here. Welcome your Champion, your future, what you deserve, The Viper, Randy Orton!

Orton comes out to HUGE pop. Orton into the ring to pose.

Trip – I’d like to congratulate you for breathing new life into the WWE, the WWE Championship. As COO of this company, I like to award people who excel, people who grab the brass ring and run with it. I got you a little gift. I’d like to make it clear that…

“NO!” “NO!” “NO!”

Trip – Yes. I got this out of my own pocket, not from the WWE. This is from me personally. A brand new Cadillac Escalade. Out comes the black car.

Orton – Thanks, for this very generous gift. I want to thank you for having the vision and business acumen that the only man to be the face of the WWE is me.

Trip – Go check it out Randy, it’s awesome.

Bryan’s music hits and he comes out on stage and gets the “YES!” chants going so much louder than his music.

Bryan – Would you look at that. Sweet ride Randy. That’s way nicer than my Honda Fit, I mean, that’s awesome, and well deserved. You worked really hard for that WWE Championship. While you’re out here making thank yous, there’s a couple I’d like to make.

“Daniel Bryan!”

Bryan – I think now would be an opportune time to thank each person here and in the WWE ‘Universe’ because I’m not the biggest, strongest, or prettiest, that’s twinkle toes Orton in there. Despite me not being any of those things, you have believed in me, supported me, and you have no idea what that means to me. Secondly…

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Bryan – You guys are awesome. Secondly I’d like to thank John Cena (mixed). Thank you John for the opportunity to wrestle in the main event at SummerSlam, because clearly someone like Trip wouldn’t have given me that opportunity. John, thank you. And lastly, I would like to thank Trip (heat). I’d like to thank Trip for ending this charade and finally showing your true colors at SummerSlam. Thank you for proving to everybody that what’s best for business and what the WWE Champion should look like is as narrow minded and as misguided as Vince McMahon. I mean, look at yourself Hunter. Look at him, the rebel in the leather jacket who used to thumb his nose at authority is just a sellout in a suit who thumbs his rather large nose at each member of the ‘Universe’.

Orton – Dan, Dan, you have to think about who you’re talking to, this is the COO of the WWE, and I’m the WWE Champion, you need to show us the respect we deserve. You might not have heard it earlier, but I’m the face of the WWE!

Bryan – Oh, the face of the WWE! Let’s hear it for the face of the WWE. The face! At NoC, when I get my rematch, that face is going to be rearranged. Trip, your vision of the future will be rearranged too because I will be the WWE Champion. “YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Trip – Oh, isn’t that a sweet little fantasy Jimney Cricket? Yeah, it really is. That’s really sweet. (singing) When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are. You know what Daniel, in the real world it makes a difference who you are. It makes all the difference in the world! You are not an A player. Orton is an A player. You are nothing more than a B at best! Now, you want to prove yourself to the world. I’m all about opportunity, I’ll give you an opportunity to have your little fantasy tonight when you face Rollins. By the way, since you’re so big on your great work ethic, when you’re done with Rollins, if you get past him, you get Ambrose. If you limp away from Ambrose, I’ll give you the gift of Reigns. I’m going to give you the gift that keeps on giving. I’m going to give you the gift of justice. I’m going to give you the gift of The Shield in a Gauntlet Match. You want to know why I’m willing to do that for you. I believe in you Daniel. I believe in you, and I believe in what is best for business.

Orton poses in the ring.

Announce Segment

King talks about how personal this is for Trip. JBL says it’s best for business, look at the numbers. Cole talks about Punk and Heyman. On to vide of Punk and Axel fighting it out last week with chairs, then the stairs. Tonight Axel will face Punk. Punk agreed to it on Twitter. There’s a twist, the ‘Universe’ gets to go on the App and vote.
A) Heyman banned from ringside
B) Heyman Special Guest Ref
C) If Punk wins, Heyman will be forced to step in the ring with Punk

Commercial

Cody Rhodes vs Fandango

Cody is in the ring, Sandow on announce, but appears to be in ring gear himself. Fandango comes out to face Cody.

They lock up. Hammer lock on Cody, Cody takes Fandango down. Blows to Cody. Fandango runs the ropes into a high elbow, then plants Fandango face first on the mat. Fandango through the ropes on Cody. Fandango’s music plays, and out comes Miz mocking Fandango on stage with someone, maybe Rosa? This distracts Fandango. Cody rolls him up for three.

Winned – Cody (1:07)

Fandango attacks Cody. Cody fights back but then Sandow attacks Cody. Miz is in the ring. Cody and Miz throw the other two out.
Maddox – Wait, everyone out here appears to be Fandangoing to a different tune, therefore it’s time to partner up, and you should be able to figure this out for yourself, but if you can’t – Cody and Miz vs Fandango and Sandow. It’s right now.

Commercial

Cody Rhodes & Miz vs Fandango & Sandow

The match started during the commercial. Sandow pins Cody for two. Fandango tags in, and it is Rosa out with Miz, staying at ringside. Cody is whipped to the corner, then falls and reaches for mix still dressed like Fandango. Sandow tags in and on Cody for two. Sandow on Cody’s arm and chin on the mat. Miz gets the fans clapping for Cody, but then Cody eats a side Russian leg sweep and an elbow of disdain for two. Cody whipped, but gets his feet up. Double clothesline and both men are down. King says Rosa is dancing around like Miley. Miz tags in and off the top with a double ax handle, then a knee and his clothesline in the corner. SR and Fandango seem to be leaving as Miz with a drop kick on Sandow’s knee in the ropes. Fandango on the stage, but this distracts mix. Cody attacks Sandow from outside. SCF from Miz for three.

Winners – Cody & Miz (3:03)

Fandango – It’s Fahn-Dahn-Gho!
Video of the high points of that match.

Announce Segment

Again pushing to vote for Punk and Axel’s match tonight.

Commercial

Video

Promo for Los Matadors.

Backstage Segment

Josh – Earlier Trip put Bryan into a Gauntlet Match with The Shield, what do you feel about the direction Trip is taking the WWE.

Christian – That’s a dangerous question. See people speak bad about this new regime have problems. I lived through the AE and have the scars from the McMahon/Helmsley Era to prove it. One one hand, those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. On the other hand…

Orton – Let me guess Christian, you have a problem with the way things are run around here. At SummerSlam I was a winner and you were a loser, just like tonight. History will repeat itself. I’ll win and you will lose after I hit you with an RKO.

Christian – I know Trip likes to play with sledge hammers, and it seems he’s found a new tool.

Orton – See you out there Christian.

Christian – Yeah.

Announce Segment

At the App you can see how Heyman reacted to the stips tonight. And Renee asked Punk about the stips.
Punk – I’m not going to try to sway the ‘Universe’. If they want to see Heyman in a ref’s shirt, more power to them. I know I want to get my hands on Heyman. I will go through Axel to get Heyman. Everyone saw me go through Brock to get Heyman. I hit him in the face and locked on the vice, but Heyman deserves more, deserves worse, and I’ll give it to him tonight. I want Heyman.

 

Heyman – A vote? Punk is standing there like a deranged politician so he can get his hands on me? They’re putting my health and well being to the WWE ‘Universe’.
Axel – I’ve got this, Punk will have to go through me. He will get a DQ, or counted out. He will have to out wrestle me, and he can’t do that. The situation is better than perfect. You believe in me right Paul?
Heyman – Like my life depends on it.

Announce Segment

King again goes through the stips.

Commercial

Axel vs Punk

Axel is in the ring, Heyman nowhere to be seen. Punk comes out in his normal way, hoodie on, big pop, one knee down, checks his watch, ‘It’s clobbering time!’ On his way to the ring Punk drops his hood. Punk poses for the fans on both sides of the arena. Punk into the ring and they stare. Heyman out on the stage to hear the results.
King – The stip is huge and the results are in.
Banned – 12%
Special Guest Ref – 7%
Punk gets Heyman – 81%
Heyman turns green at the numbers. “CM Punk!” chants.

Side headlock on Axel. They muscle around, the hold still on. Axel pushes off and takes a big elbow. Punk with the side headlock back on Axel. “CM Punk!”chants. Punk with another knock down on Axel. Punk rolls Axel up for two. Axel up, but wiggles free and rolls from the ring for a breather. Punk from the ring, looks up at Heyman. Punk takes off after Heyman, but Axel grabs Punk and attacks. Blows on Punk, then face first on the apron. Punk face first again, then rolled in. Axel stomps Punk in the ring. Heyman saunters down the ramp smirking as Axel takes Punk down for two. Heyman to the bottom of the ramp. Long says Heyman is waddling to ringside. “CM Punk!” chants.

High running knee on Axel in a corner and Heyman backs up the ramp a bit. Punk up top, points up, but Axel rolls out of the ring to heat from the fans. Pnkwith a suicide dive out on Axel. Punk and Heyman stare.

Commercial

Axel pins Punk for two. Axel pulls Punk up, pushes him into the ropes. Punk bounce soff, right into a drop kick for two. Blows on a sitting Punk from a kneeling Axel. Axel grabs Punk and yells up at Heyman who walks down the ramp with a smile on his face. Punk starts fighting back with kicks to Axel’s legs. Axel sends Punk flying, but Punk lands on the corner and bounces back at clothesline with a crossbody for two.

Axel fights back on Punk. Axel slams Punk back for two. Heyman yells that there’s one more to go and Punk’s done. Axel with another throw on Punk. Axel yells at Punk to get up. Axel waits, but Punk ducks Axel and hits a spinning neck breaker on Axel for two. Punk climbs, points up, hits his Savage elbow for a long two. Punk calls for his finisher. Heyman looks green. Axel up, but elbows out and hits a swinging neck breaker of his own, but only gets two for it.

Axel grinds Punk’s face on the mat. “CM Punk!” chants. Axel slaps at the back of Punk’s head, taunting him. Punk up, gets Axel up and hits his GTS for three.

Winner – Punk (10:58)

Heyman looks green and Punk is all smiles. Heyman backs up the ramp, tries to flee, but two refs stop him and point him toward the ring. “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” from the fans as Punk calls for the GTS. Heyman slowly down the ramp, but then Punk leaves the ring and Heyman flees. Four security guys drag Heyman out and hand Heyman to Punk. Heyman pleads that is was all Brock. Heyman rolled in, Punk in after him. Heyman backed into a corner, Punk grabbing at Heyman’s face, but then Axel hits a low blow from behind. “You suck!” chants as Axel and Heyman share a high five. Axel gets down, grabs Punk’s hands and cuffs them behind Punk’s back. Axel pulls Punk up and Heyman slaps Punk around. “I’m going to do this and there’s nothing you can do about it. You said I hate you and there’s nothing you can do about it. Come on tough guy, fight me!” Heyman keeps slapping Punk. Punk up, kicks Axel in the head. Punk then kicks Heyman’s feet out from under him, then kicks away at Heyman.

Axel is there with a chair and attacks Punk from behind. Axel all over Punk. Heyman directs Axel to get something. “CM Punk!” chants. Axel out and hunts around before finding a kendo stick. Axel tells Punk that he’s nothing as Punk is on his knees, head down on the mat. Axel hands Heyman the kendo stick. “Teach him a lesson Paul. Make it count you son of a bitch! Make is count!” yells Axel. Heyman hits Punk across the back with the stick. Axel holds Punk gut out so Heyman can hit him. “I loved you!” Crack! “I fathered you!” Crack! “I cared about you!” Crack!

Punk rolled out, so Axel bounced him off the desk, then Heyman out and beat him with the stick. “I offered you my heart, I loved you!”

“Boring!” chants from the fans as security comes out and stops Axel and Heyman. Heyman crumbles to tears against the side of the ring before leaving. Punk is tended to in front of announce as Axel and Heyman leave. “CM Punk!” chants.

Commercial

Video

Recap of Axel and Heyman’s attack on Punk. During the break Punk left, still cuffed, his back bleeding.

Natalya w/ Dactyls vs Brie w/ Nikki & Eva Marie

Justin announces JoJo as the Special Guest Ring Announcer. Shes in a cute yellow dress as King talks about her singing at SummerSlam. Natalya to the ring with the Dactyls. Brie out with Nikki and Eva Marie.

Natalya backs Brie into the heel corner with blows. Natalya backed off. Brie trips Natalya into the corner. Brie stomps on Natalya’s back and was supposed to kick Natalya in the head but missed her by at least six inches. Natalya gets Brie up and slings Brie around and slams her to the mat. Sharpshooter on Brie, but Eva and Nikki cause it to be broken from outside. The other Divas fight outside. Brie slams Natalya face first to the mat for three.

Winner – Brie (1:39)

AJ’s music hits and she comes out.
AJ – OMG, I just watched last night’s episode of Total Divas! Bellas dealing with their obvious daddy issues. Dactyls broke up and got back together again. Natalya’s fiance isn’t much of a man. And the other two were also there. It was great, it was the end of the world, and only Sunday nights on the E! Network, yay!

“AJ!”

AJ – You want to know what I see when I look in the ring. A bunch of cheap, interchangeable, useless women. Women who have turned to reality TV because they weren’t gifted enough to be actresses. (Bellas yelling at AJ to say it to their faces, but they don’t head up the ring to face AJ) They just weren’t talented enough to be champs. I’ve done more in one year than in your entire collective careers. I have saved your Divas Division, shattered glass ceilings and broken down doors, why? So a bunch of ungrateful, stiff, plastic mannequins can walk on through without as much as a thank you? You guys can’t even go backstage, shake my hand and look me in the eye because you know that I worked my entire life to get here, and you were just handed 15 minutes of fame. I didn’t get here because I’m cute, or came from some famous wrestling family, or because I SUCKED up to the right people. I got here because I’m good. I earned this Championship. No matter how many red carpets you want to walk in you $4,000 ridiculous heels, you will never be able to lace up my Chuck Taylors. Your all worthless excuses for womena nd will never be able to touch me. And that is reality.

AJ throws down her mic as the rest are still down by the ring yelling back at her. AJ skips around the ring, so the Bellas and Eva skip around in circles together.

Video

Recap of Ricardo ripping on ADR on mic, then announcing that he’s now running with RVD. RVD then took out ADR and got huge pop.

Backstage Segment

RVD is warming up.

Commercial

WWE Rewind

Three weeks ago RVD pinned ADR. ADR then beat the heck out of Ricardo with his bucket, then slammed his head between the stairs and the post.

RVD w/ Ricardo vs ADR

Justin announces RVD’s personal ring announcer and Ricardo comes out in his suit jacket over a red airbrushed shirt – possibly a new RVD shirt, or maybe just running with RVD’s style. ADR out with his white scarf looking pissed. Ricardo’s jacket comes off and his shirt has RVD on it.

RVD on ADR with kicks, then shoulder blocks in a corner. ADR whipped, RVD rolls through and hits a monkey flip on ADR. ADR up with a blow that was blocked. ADR set up on the top rope, then RVD up top kicks him off with one foot. ADR on the floor in front of announce as RVD gets the chants going.

Commercial

A knee in RVD’s back, ADR with a chinlock on RVD. RVD elbows free, but takes some blows. If RVD beats ADR, RVD will face ADR for the WHC at NoC! A rough looking German on RVD for two, but RVD is so flexible that it could have been him and not a badly hit move, though RVD is selling head/neck pain. Double stomp on RVD’s back, then ADR mocks RVD. ADR to the apron and climbs, showing off what appears to be a rather orange fake tan. ADR flies but eats RVD’s lower leg as he lands. RVD takes ADR down a couple times with blow, then rolling thunder for a long two.

ADR with knees and blows on RVD, but RVD blocks ADR in the corner and fights back. Split leg moonsault on ADR for two. ADR had rolled up on his side and caught RVD’s legs badly. RVD back up, but ADR trips him. Running enziguri up top for two. ADR argues with the ref that it was three. ADR gets some momentum with the fans, so Ricardo on announce getting the “RVD!” chants going. RVD uses ADR’s distraction to use his legs and rolls ADR up for three.

Winner – RVD (8:34)

RVD and Ricardo celebrate outside while ADR seethes in the ring. RVD will face ADR for the WHC at NoC.

Video

Recap of Cena stating that he has to leave for 4-6 months to get healthy. He called out by, then passed the mic as if passing the torch. They then show Cena’s elbow in a close up. Cena had his surgery and it went extremely well. Earlier Cena tweeted that he’s already starting therapy. Stills of Cena post-op all wrapped up, then a close-up of the incision. Looks pretty good, if I do say so myself.

Commercial

Backstage Segment

Josh – Maybe in the ‘Universe’ say that the things you do, you’ve been bullying.
Ryback – Me? Bullying?
“Goldberg!”
Ryback grabs Josh’s face and pulls him down, then pushes him down.
Ryback – Look at me! (grabs Josh’s face again) I finally found a way to shut you up! (throws Josh back down.

Announce Segment

King again goes off about Ryback not being involved in B.A.Star. On to video of the attacks on Punk by Axel and Heyman. Punk got a little retribution, but Axel with a chair took Punk down. Heyman yelled at Punk as he hit Punk over and over with a kendo stick. Then Punk leaving, bleeding.

Backstage Segment

Renee – Were you afraid of what Punk was going to do?
Heyman – Let’s talk about what happened next.
Axel – What happened next is something Punk will never forget.
Heyman – More? The problem is Punk is a petulant child who needs to keep getting punished and punished and punished. Honestly, I feel like a man, a man who put his prodigal son in place. Punk was beaten by his own father figure. Now my prodigal son will learn that Heyman is the last person he should come up against.

Heyman looks as though he’s been bawling his eyes out as he and Axel get in a car and leave.

In Ring Segment

Christian to the ring.

Commercial

Christian vs Orton

Orton out to the ring in his slow and cocky heel way. JBL says King got a Batmobile?

Christian took Orton down quickly for one. Orton laughs at Christian. They circle, then lock up. They muscle around, Christian is pushed down. Orton with a kick, then head butts on Christian. Christian with a drop toe hold into the ropes, but Orton counters Christian’s upper cut. Ccends up sending Orton outside. Low drop kick through the ropes on Orton. Christian out with blows on Orton. Orton rolled in, Christian in and pulls Orton up and takes him down for two.

Christian climbs, Orton rushes him so Christian over Orton. Christian turns into a Striker from Orton. Orton on Christian on the mat with blows. Orton stomps Christian. Christian onto the bottom rope and Orton works him over in the ropes. Christian hung up top across the gut. Orton drops a knee on Christian’s face for two. Side headlock on Christian. Christian free and on Orton, but Orton fights back with a head butt on Christian for two. Headlock on Christian on the mat. Christian up, elbows free, but takes another head butt. Big slap to Orton. Orton hits back. Another big slap. Christian whipped, comes back with a blow. Christian ends up sitting on the top rope, Orton simply pushes him off and out.

Commercial

Headlock on Christian on the mat. They show the way Christian was pushed off the top rope and how badly he landed on the apron and outside. Christian up and punches free. Christian into the corner and gets his feet up. Christian climbs, sweating like crazy! Orton up and on Christian with blows. Head butts on Christian. Orton up, sets Christian up, and hits his father’s signature superplex on Christian. Both men are down. Christian on Orton for two.

Orton eats corner, then blows on Orton. Orton whipped, but comes out with a big clothesline on Christian. Christian hangs Orton up top, then climbs. Crossbody on Orton for two. Christian slaps the top buckle to get the fans clapping, then sits up top. Christian flies, Orton reverses into a Jack knife cover for two. Blows on Christian, sending him to the apron. Christian avoids the DDT and sets up, but Orton counters. Orton rushes Christian in the corner and eats feet. Christian with a tornado DDT off the corner that they both botch badly – Orton lands on his face! Christian gets two for it.

Orton hung in the ropes, so Christian out for his upper cut, but comes in through the ropes with Orton’s DDT! Orton paces the ring as Christian on the mat. Orton spins, then pounds the mat, but Christian pushes off the RKO! Christian leans in the corner regrouping, Orton on the mat. Christian rushes Orton, Orton jumps over Christian! Orton turns, then eats the spear! Orton is able to kick out at two!

Orton tosses Christian face first into the corner, but Christian avoids the RKO. Orton avoids the unprettier. Poke to Christian’s eye behind the ref’ back. RKO and Orton gets the three.

Winner – Orton (16:02)

Orton poses and celebrates, strap in hand.

Bryan – Randy, Randy! Bravo, great match. Take it from a B+ competitor, that was an A+ effort. You know, the more I realize you’re right, you are the face of the WWE. What a gift Trip gave you tonight. What a pretty car. Pretty car for a pretty man. What if at NoC I beat you and become the WWE Champion. Would that make me the new face of the WWE? Huh.

Bryan steps aside to show “YES!” on the front of Orton’s new car in orange spray paint. Bryan chants the “YES!” He then goes around the car chanting and pointing to each “YES!” as he goes. He says there’s more around the back, “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” Orton seethes in the ring as King calls it a Yescalade. JBL isn’t impressed.

Commercial

Backstage Segment

Maddox, Orton and Trip all looking at Orton’s car. Maddox says everyone is laughing and cheering in the locker room.
Trip – This car is my property, Orton drives it for me. See that Championship belt, that’s my property, Orton carries it for me. Everybody wants to make this personal, right. What you’re going to do is go into that locker room and march all the Superstars and Divas out to the stage to watch what happens to Bryan tonight. Anyone that thinks about interfering, crossing that line, or looking sideways at that ring will get personally fired by me, every last one of them. Brad, let them know I’m going to laugh while I do it.
Orton – Bryan is going to pay.
Trip – Yes.
Orton – He’s going to pay.

O’Neil w/ Young vs Swagger w/ Cesaro & Zeb

Prime Time Players to the ring. The Real Americans to the ring.
Zeb – The Real Americans have had victories stolen by Prime Time Players. They’re people who run around being buffoons and barking like dogs. It’s time we draw a line in the sand. Any of you in the Welfare line, we have lines for you, ‘can’t feed them, don’t breed them.’ If Mrs. O’Neil and Mrs. Young hadn’t bred, then they wouldn’t have inferior competitors. “We, the people!”

Swagger with knees on O’Neil, backing him into a corner. Big splash in the corner by Swagger. Swagger takes O’Neil down for one. O’Neil backed into another corner and beaten on. O’Neil comes out with blows and upper cuts, but taken down by a high knee. Swagger works O’Neil’s leg, then chokes him in the ropes. Back suplex on O’Neil for two.

Arm lock on O’Neil on the mat. O’Neil works his way up, punches free, then hits a back elbow. O’Neil moves out of Swagger’s way, then takes Swagger down a couple times with shoulders. O’Neil picks up Swagger and throws him back over his own head. Swagger ducks a kick, then takes O’Neil’s leg out from under him. Swagger sets up, but kicked off into a corner. Swagger gets his feet up. Swagger uses the ropes to pin, Young knocks his feet off. Swagger argues with Young, then turns into O’Neil who plants Swagger for three.

Winner – O’Neil (3:18)

Prime Time Players dance in the ring while The Real Americans are pissed outside.

Announce Segment

Cole can’t dance and JBL calls him on it as he tries to play Prime Time Players. Stills from Kane and Bray at SummerSlam. We will hear from The Wyatt Family next.

Commercial

Video

WWE.com exclusive –
Bray – She taught me to get them before they get you. The rattlesnake’s color the same color as the leaves. We all understood her. She led us with love, told us the fire is our friend too. She said you’re the one, she chose you. I understood what she meant. Her touch saves the world, her kiss burns it to the ground. I love you Sister Abigail.

Video

Recap of Trip giving Orton the Caddy earlier, then Bryan trashing it with orange “YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Backstage Segment

Maddox – What do you mean he’s refusing attention. (Punk storms in) You’re here, you need medical attention.
Punk – No, I don’t. I need a match with Heyman.
Maddox – Okay,
Punk – One where Heyman can’t get away. I don’t care what it is. I don’t care about my body or my well being. Give me a match with Heyman or you’re going to read about your Superstar in the news paper.
Maddox – Fine, NoC, you face Axel and Heyman, Handicap DQ Match. Heyman leaves, you will never see him again.
Punk – Heyman leaves, they might never see you again.

In Ring Segment

All the WWE Superstars come out on stage, led by Hornswoggle, then Big Show. Ziggler and Big Show are right at the top of the ramp.

Commercial

Video

Another of the same Los Matadores promo!

Gauntlet Match – Bryan vs The Shield

Bryan out, through the throng of Superstars on the stage, Big Show opening pointing up with the “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” chants as they start. The Shield out through the crowd, as they always do, led by Rollins. JBL says Renee is on the stage with interviews.

Renee – I know you made some comments about the way SummerSlam ended, then put in a match against The Shield, how do you feel about that?
Big Show -
Renee – You must be holding back anger and frustration?
Ziggler -
Renee – Miz, you’re one of the most outspoken Superstars, what do you think about what’s happening?
Miz – I think what happened to Ziggler, Big Show and what’s happening to Bryan is…

Bryan on Rollins hard in a corner. Out of the corner Bryan takes Rollins down with a toe hold, then sets up and locks on the surfboard, wrenching Rollins’ head back. Rollins turns bright red. Bryan lets go and kicks Rollins, then sends Rollins into a high knee. Bryan clotheslines Rollins from the ring, bringing himself out as well. Reigns and Ambrose come around the ring from opposite sides, distracting Bryan. Rollins drives Bryan back first into the barricade. Rollins then sends Bryan hard into the barricade, then back into the ring for two.

“Daniel Bryan!” chants. Rollins stomps Bryan down in a corner, then chokes Bryan with a foot. Bryan up and comes back with blows on Rollins. Rollins with a chop, then whips Bryan who runs up and over. Bryan ducks Rollins’ right and clotheslines Rollins. Bryan with his kicks on the mat, but Rollins ducks the last and rolls out. Bryan grabs Rollins’ hair, but is hung up top. Rollins off the top, but Bryan reverses into a half Boston crab. Rollins makes it to the ropes and Bryan breaks. Bryan sends Rollins from the ring with a low drop kick. Bryan flies out on Rollins sending him flying and rolling across announce in a huge way! Bryan on Rollins behind announce to “YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Commercial

Rollins has Bryan down in a head and arm hold. Rollins lets Bryan free, but then sets Bryan up and splashes him hard in a corner. Bryan gets all riled up, taking the blows, then another splash that drops him to the mat. Rollins talks smack and slaps Bryan’s face a couple times. “NO!” “NO!” “NO!” chants for Rollins. Rollins to a corner to set up Bryan, but turns into a huge drop kick from Bryan! Both are down. Kicks and blows from Bryan. Rollins tries for a sunset, but Bryan drops on him for two. Rollins on Bryan, elevates him and slams Bryan to the mat in an absolutely lovely move, but only got two for it.

Bryan set up top and chopped. Bryan is looking rough as Rollins climbs and sets up, but Bryan squirps through and lands Rollins crotch first on the corner behind the buckle. A SICK German off the top, and Rollins flipped in the air landing face first. Bryan gets the “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” going, then hits something on Rollins for three.

11:49

Ambrose in on Bryan, stomping on him. “YES!” lock on Ambrose, he’s about to tap, but Reigns in and Ambrose loses via DQ.

12:22

All three of them on Bryan in the ring, beating him down. Trip’s music hits at 13:04 and he comes out to the stage. He stares up at Big Show. Big Show turns away. Trip turns and looks at Ziggler who won’t look at him. In the ring The Shield triple power bombs Bryan. Trip looks around at R-Truth, Usos, O’Neil, Clay, as well as Miz, Ziggler and especially Big Show. Trip looks up at Big Show again as Orton’s music hits and he comes out. Trip steps back and looks at the Superstars, then slaps Orton on the chest. Orton to the ring. Rollins and Ambrose pick Bryan up, and Orton yells into Bryan’s face. RKO on Bryan (15:22). Orton glares at the ring, then leaves up the ramp. Up at the top of the stage Orton poses with his belt high, Trip by his side.
Trip – You want to laugh? Come on!
Trip hits Orton lightly on the chest again, steps up to the stage, holds his hands up for the Superstars to get out of their way. They part and Trip leaves with Orton in tow. In the ring The Shield poses over Bryan’s prone body.

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

    Hello everyone, welcome to the WNW WWE RAW OTP!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Too many initials!!! *Mind blown*

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

        It is kind of much, but think of our regular convos, they’re full of them!

  • 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 this week! Let’s Break it Down!

    1. After the ruthless assault CM Punk put him through last week, Curtis Axel has challenged Punk to an official match tonight, which Punk accepted. Axel claims that with Heyman in his corner, he can’t lose! Will that hold true?

    2. After the brutal beating Daniel Bryan received from the Shield and an intense Cage Match against Wade Barrett on Smackdown, Randy Orton delivered a thunderous RKO each time! Will Bryan finally get an upper hand? Or will the McMahons find a way to bolster their Corporate Champion’s standing?

    3. Bray Wyatt still has yet to show what he has done with Kane! Will the monster show us more of his realm of thought?

    4. Ricardo came back last week and he has someone to combat ADR, who tried to take him out: RVD! Will we see ADR take this to a whole new level?

    5. With Brad Maddox in the back pocket of the McMahons and the Shield as their hit squad, who will feel the Corporate wrath next?

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

  • Jesse Sherwood

    After last week, this Raw has some huge shoes to fill. And I hope it can, as the Watch Party was so fun thanks to it! But I really hope it will be better than Smackdown, as it seemed to only have direction at the start and finish of the show.

    • Xavier

      Not sure we’ll come close to the 700 mark lol

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I’m not sure we will either, but I hope we can keep the numbers up over the old record!

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

          It’s all up to you guys and how you post tonight. I’d love to see us hit 1000 before the new year.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Whoop! I do too! But I think WWE is going to have to really shock us with something for that to happen.

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

            I think they have it in them, do you?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            They do, but not with VKM at the helm. If HHH can take over the creative direction, they have a clear shot.

          • Xavier

            We’ll hit 1000 the day Cena turns heel lol

          • Jesse Sherwood

            That’ll fully crash the Internet!

          • Xavier

            Lol probably

      • Jesse Sherwood

        And we hit 742! An even 300 over the old one!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Good Evening Guys. Hope you all enjoy Raw Tonight

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Hey Navin, same to you!

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

      I hope so, but will admit I’m a bit worried.

  • The Breaker

    Tonight’s RAW will be pretty significant as it’s the first one without Cena in quite a while! It’ll be up to Bryan to step up and show how he’ll respond to the challenge of being the top guy.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Yep, between him and Orton working on cementing the top heel spot, there are some huge shoes to fill.

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

      But more than that, everyone has something to prove after all that went down last week. It’s not just Bryan who has a lot to prove. This could be a huge change in the era.

      • The Breaker

        Quite true. Orton, The Shield, Bray Wyatt, and Curtis Axel especially need to take it up a couple notches.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And here we go!

  • The Breaker

    It’s the Corporate Muscle!

  • Xavier

    I see they’re using The Shield as security again, I love it

  • Jesse Sherwood

    So the Guard Dogs of Justice are guarding the ring to open and the King of Kings is heading to the ring! This should be interesting!

  • Gesus Oliver

    This raw is quite possibly more important than when Rock came back earlier this year. it’s a time to see what cream will rise to the top and what talent will elevate their game.

  • The Breaker

    Will it be one of Triple H’s 20 minute heel promos to start the show?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Of course! *starts timer*

      • savokes

        does the recap count in HHH’s promo time? =)

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Yep!

    • Xavier

      There no different then Paul Heyman’s 30 minute promos

      • The Breaker

        I don’t remember anything like that from him recently.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Or Vince’s hour long ones!

        • Xavier

          Lol true

    • Gesus Oliver

      Still not worse than his Entrances at Mania the last few years.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Wait is this smack down? 5 mins in we have 2 recaps…

  • The Breaker

    Who’s going to aid Bryan in his fight? My money is on Dolph Ziggler.

    • Xavier

      I think Punk has to get involved at some point as well.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Henry, Show, Dolph, and Miz. That is my bet.

      • Xavier

        I think Miz would fit better as a heel if he were to get involved and side with McMahon/Helmsey

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Only reason I say Miz is because he tweeted about HHH as well. It seems they are setting it up. I see him being the turncoat of the group.

          • Xavier

            It’s possible. I actually like The Miz and enjoyed his title run in late 2010/early 2011 so i wouldn’t have a issue with him getting involved

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Talk about breaking the fourth wall! You don’t openly talk about ratings!

    • Gesus Oliver

      Business booming? i smell a shameless article plug!

    • The Breaker

      Not usually, but it makes sense with the corporate angle.

    • David

      What were the ratings last Monday?

  • Gesus Oliver

    Orton is just so Pretty.

    • The Breaker

      No wonder Triple H likes him so much!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Orton’s a pretty princess! CLAP CLAP CLAP!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    A new Caddy? I smell it getting trashed!

    • The Breaker

      It has to!

  • The Breaker

    Shameless promotion?

  • savokes

    the heck?

  • Xavier

    Last time Orton got a car as a present it got destroyed by Kofi. I bet Bryan destroys this one.

    • David

      Get out the paint.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Speak of the devil! Or goat in this case!

    • BlazeKing

      I hope he destroys it and uses the hood ornament as a pendant!!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Remember the last time Orton got a car? It was totaled!

    • Gesus Oliver

      Cue Kofi’s slip!

  • savokes

    YES!

  • The Breaker

    Bryan will make the car…. TAP OUT!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Or he will snap it!

  • BlazeKing

    I’m literally going to laugh my ass of at this segment. Orton can never receive a car as a gift in tact!!!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      YES! YES! YES!

      • BlazeKing

        Orton’s like “No, NO, NOOOO!!!”

  • savokes

    “Twinkle Toes” Orton…bet that trends on twitter

    • Jesse Sherwood

      #Orton’sPretty

  • Jesse Sherwood

    In the end, everyone has a price… HHH’s is Steph!

    • Gesus Oliver

      HAHAHA!

      • Gesus Oliver

        I guess Million Dollar Man doesn’t translate well on paper lol

  • Gesus Oliver

    I was thinking today, after DB’s match against Orton at NoC where HHH screws DB again so Orton Keeps the title. How cool would it be if HBK then joined in the storyline? I think it’d be perfect.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    If Orton is the face, then Bryan is the legs, Punk is the arms, and Cena is the body of WWE.

    • Gesus Oliver

      RAW is a megazord of wrestlers!

      • BlazeKing

        Voltron gets no love these days…

      • Jesse Sherwood

        GO GO SPORTS ENTERTAINERS!!!

        • Gesus Oliver

          PERFORMERS ASSEMBLE!

    • Xavier

      When did you start writing poetry

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Xavier, I am working on making myself a more rounded writer. Prose is part of that!

    • David

      I’d say Cena’s more of the heart.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    HHH singing Disney tunes will haunt my dreams now…

    • Gesus Oliver

      Imagine how his daughters feel.

    • David

      Hunter sings Disney tunes, available only on Itunes.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I’ll buy to use for my Haunted House this year!

  • savokes

    another gauntlet?

    • Xavier

      Should be really good

      • savokes

        Agreed

  • The Breaker

    I thought for sure that HHH would try to put some kind of stipulation on Bryan’s title match at Hell in a Cell.

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      night of champions**

      • The Breaker

        Oh, yeah. Thanks. I got crossed up because they started promoting the event.

  • Gesus Oliver

    aaaannnddd 20 min opener. Go H!

  • The Breaker

    Should Punk win the IC title?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Only if it is a stepping stone to the only active title he has yet to earn: the US title.

      • The Breaker

        I’m actually a little interested in seeing it happen, because Punk could give the title the rub it desperately needs. However, it would be at the expense of Axel. But, honestly, the title might be holding the kid back anyway.

        I also have a feeling Ziggler might go after the US strap.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I hope not. Ziggler has outgrown the midcard titles. Throw Kofi back to the Hounds!

          • The Breaker

            True, but he’s nowhere near being able to challenge for a main event title right now. He’s in the middle of a rebuilding phase.

        • Xavier

          The IC tite doesn’t do Punk any favors either. Punk is above that title at this point. He just feuded with Lesnar so winning te IC title would actually be a step back IMHO

          • The Breaker

            I can’t disagree with that, but where else is there for Punk to go right now? He’s clearly not done with Heyman, so unless Heyman gets a new client, Axel will still be involved. It might be a slight step backwards for Punk, but he and and Axel can still trade wins for a while.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            New client huh… Bring up Corey Graves! Say he has replaced Punk with someone who will be just like him in the future!

          • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

            huge Corey Graves fan, hopefully he gets called up after they repacked “los matadores”

          • The Breaker

            I like that!

          • Gesus Oliver

            You don’t want to run the risk of Graves being labeled Punk Lite.

          • Xavier

            At some point they have to consider getting him involved with Bryan/HHH/Orton/McMahon.

          • The Breaker

            That makes too much sense!

    • Gesus Oliver

      Being a hardcore fan for the IC title I say yes. Hopefully he can elevate it and Axel..

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Bryan is in another Gauntlet Match! I’m stoked now!

  • Xavier

    I really hope after tonight Punk is done with Axel, this is gonna sound harsh but Axel is very average.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      His ring work is great when he is allowed to showcase it properly. But he needs work on the mic in the worst way.

      • Gesus Oliver

        You could make the same argument for Mr Perfect for a while…

        • Jesse Sherwood

          But he learned from Hennan. Axel is taking strides by learning from Heyman.

          • Gesus Oliver

            My point exactly.

      • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

        that’s why he’s paired with Heyman!! lol

      • Xavier

        I’m not really a fan of his ring stuff either. I don’t think he’s bad by any means but I’m just not really into anything aspect of his character. I have a hard time seeing him lasting after he breaks away from Heyman

        • BlazeKing

          To be honest, he wrestled a lot better in NXT.

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    we all know that car is gonna be wrecked tonight

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    sorry i’m just joining, couldn’t get on to the website for some reason

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It’s great to have you Mike!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    So we weren’t kidding this week when we called for the 20 minute HHH Heel Promo! I hope it doesn’t become a regular thing again.

    • Xavier

      To be fair though Orton & Bryan did a lot of talking as well

      • BlazeKing

        HHH did find some way to stay in the ring for that long though, lol.

        • Xavier

          Lol well what did you want him to do, walk to the back while Orton & Bryan continued to talk.

          • BlazeKing

            Nope. The deal was sealed when he came out to present Orton with a SUV. I just had to embrace my hate…

          • Jesse Sherwood

            *Flames erupt around Blaze*

    • BlazeKing

      I’m telling you, some of those guys read this site. Where else can they get ideas to troll?!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        *High five’s Blaze*

        • BlazeKing

          See what I mean? Miz is trolling Fandango now!!!

  • savokes

    I must say…I think it’s pretty awesome that Bryan only has to say “YES!” with his motion like 3 times and then can stop and the WHOLE ENTIRE ARENA continues for like 45 seconds

  • Gesus Oliver

    I am mad that the feud has moved onto RVD. I really thought Christian deserves a proper run. Was talking to a friend and concluded that it’s sad his run in TNA was the best part of his singles career and quite possibly tag too.

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      not sure how one could say the best part of Christian’s tag career was in Tna……

      • Gesus Oliver

        I’m talking about entire career including his tag team. Not tagging in TNA.

  • BrooksOglesby

    This show’s looking pretty stacked for a Raw. Glad to see they’re taking advantage of the buzz from the strong show last week. We got one of the best TV matches of the year when Bryan faced Cesaro in the last gauntlet match, and we’ve seen great work with Bryan and The Shield before, so I’m thinking we’ll be getting some great matches tonight.

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      I think that’s why Seth Rollins is first, they’ll clearly have the best match.

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    “Somebody fire the sound guy”

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Miz just Fandango-Bombed this match!

  • The Breaker

    I agree with whoever said Miz just renewed his ididot license. Who was he dancing with?

  • The Breaker

    It’s the Teddy Long Special!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And Maddox pulls the Teddy Long Special!

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

    We’re well over 100 comments and only 1/2 hour in? Wow!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Who did Miz come out with by the way? I did not make her out so well

    • David

      I think it was Rosa Mendes

    • BlazeKing

      It looked like Fandango’s old dance partner that came before Summer Rae.

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      Thanks

  • Edward Beedle

    Rosa Mendez is back. Yay?

    • Xavier

      Amen

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Was that Rosa? Well, at least she isn’t with Los Matadores!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    The highlights look awful on Rosa!

    • Gesus Oliver

      It’s just how she looks Jesse.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Her skin is too dark for them to work well.

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    Really hoping Miz & Rosa isn’t permanent.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Didn’t she manage him once before? Or am I thinking of someone else?

      • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

        not sure, maybe Maryse?

        • Gesus Oliver

          That’s DiBiase

          • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

            year before that

          • Jesse Sherwood

            And Miz at one point as well.

          • Gesus Oliver

            WRONG *holds breath*

          • Jesse Sherwood

            *Gibbs Slaps Gesus*

          • savokes

            *thank you boss*

          • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

            they used to do backstage segments with Miz hitting on Maryse, don’t remember if it turned into anything (besides their real-life relationship of course)

        • Jesse Sherwood

          That’s right! Rosa managed Ryder!

          • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

            back in the good ol’ ECW days!!!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            We don’t remember WWECW!

          • BlazeKing

            I do! At least the very beginning when Big Show was defending the title every week. That was just amazing!

  • BlazeKing

    Shoulda played Fandangos music when Miz won. Leave it to Johnny Curtis to get it right!!!

  • Gesus Oliver

    This raw is starting off way better than last weeks. It’s nice that they aren’t giving us crap match ups. I hope they can keep this show solid and rolling.

  • Michael McGillicutty

    is no-one noticing that cole and lawler both made references to miley cyrus…

    • Jesse Sherwood

      No, because that vapid waste of human genome doesn’t deserve a mention!

      • Gesus Oliver

        The mention of Miley just didn’t seem to twerk out well on commentary.

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      wasn’t focused on commentary but how can you not? once you see that performance it’s engraved in your skull.

  • The Breaker

    This vignette makes me want to gag. So much for the future of the tag division!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It reminds me of the awful early 90′s gimmicks.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Speaking of Los Matadores… BAKA!

    • David

      Was someone watching Wrestlemania 8 and saw the match between El Matador vs. Shawn Michaels and said, hey we need that back, but let’s make it better, let’s have 2?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        That has to be it, because nothing else makes sense!

        • David

          Next thing you’ll find out Prime Time Players are going to be repackaged as Voodoo Priests.

  • BlazeKing

    Tito Santana is like “WTF is Aldo Montoya and his brother doing with my gimmick?!”

    • David

      I did that joke last week.

      • BlazeKing

        It’s such a relevant joke, it’s needs to stick around for a little while longer. We need some variations!!!

  • Gesus Oliver

    I have heard people say if the Los Matadores were a serious faction they’ll fail. Personally I would love to see them over the top serious about their gimmick. Maybe Lance Storm level serious. It could be entertaining.

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    WWE used to think Sin Cara would replaced Mysterio, but if they just put a mask on Primo, Epico or Hunico any of them could step in

    • Xavier

      That seems to be what they may be doing with Primo & Epico with this new gimmick.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Christian needs ONE MORE MATCH!

  • The Breaker

    Orton and Christian… good feud.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Orton vs Christian in One More Match!!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    “HHH likes to play with sledgehammers, but he has found himself a new tool” I spit water everywhere at that!

  • BlazeKing

    I have the WWE app on my phone and forget about it all the time…

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Next WWE will promote the WWE Brain Implant, so they can use your eyeballs as TVs.

      • BlazeKing

        They’ll cal it the “Retina Display”. Apple be damned!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Bravo!

  • Gesus Oliver

    Not a bad segment from Axel there.

  • David

    Why can’t they update CM Punk’s picture?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      That falls under the Wizard’s First Rule: People are stupid. The person is intelligent, but when people mass together, their thoughts become that of a mob and fail to exude logic.

  • The Breaker

    It has to be C.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      With as much as they have shoved it down our throats, I expect 75% or more.

      • The Breaker

        81% !

        • Jesse Sherwood

          See, (in Henry voice) I run this!

  • Gesus Oliver

    With Orton being the WWE Champ with big plans ahead does this make you question the legitimacy of the wellness policy?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      The wellness policy is legit? Could’ve fooled me!

    • BlazeKing

      Well, they managed to get RVD back after making him lose both the ECW & WWE titles for some weed…

      • Jesse Sherwood

        And Oxy.

        • BlazeKing

          Oh my!

      • Gesus Oliver

        To be fair, Weed (the people) isn’t a suspension under the policy.

        • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

          Evan Bourne & R-Truth.

          • Gesus Oliver

            They had no political stroke. It’s synthetic pot that is. K-2 I think?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            That was for the synthetic weed K2, which is named in the policy.

          • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

            yes, a less powerful drug than weed

          • BlazeKing

            K2 can kill you. Weed will knock you out and have you waking up hungry enough to eat everything in the fridge. K2 is a strike because they’re stupid enough to kill themselves rather than pay a fine for using real weed.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            But also significantly more dangerous one due to what it puts in your system. You might as well stick your head over a garbage fire, because it places the same chemicals in your system.

          • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

            Not sure why but the term “garbage fire” just made my day. lol good enough

          • Gesus Oliver

            Hell when you’re top talent making Merch sales, ticket sales, downside and Show bonuses I think taking a hit on the pot fine isn’t a biggy.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Yeah, Swagger is the case in point on that now…

          • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

            Swagger was a situation where they didn’t want to make themselves look stupid.

        • BlazeKing

          Yeah, I know. It still got you in the doghouse for a while. Plus, I saw what you did there.

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      he already had signed a 10 year contract and the whole world knew how much he makes in 1 month, they’d be dumb not to use him

      • Gesus Oliver

        Agreed, but he is one violation away from getting fired.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          And do you really think the test would ever see the light of day if it occurred?

          • Gesus Oliver

            My case and point!

          • David

            It would if his name was Zack Ryder

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Or anyone that is in the bottom 80% of the roster.

          • Gesus Oliver

            That’s why I’m asking this. Do they test top guys? Does it matter? with no regulation to actively test every wrestler, is it legitimate? Does it make you more or less skeptical?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            They do, as last year’s tests of Orton and Rey proved. Even the Rock tweeted a test prior to WM 28.

          • Gesus Oliver

            Those weren’t exactly story lines carrying the company through their toughest season of competition.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            No, but they are top names.

          • Gesus Oliver

            tested at minor consequential times.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I’m still right Gesus!

          • Gesus Oliver

            I’m right you’re wrong I’m big you’re small! #matilda

          • BlazeKing

            It shocked the hell outta me when Heath Slater got busted!

  • The Breaker

    So… Heyman isn’t banned from ringside, right?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Right. So Heyman could punch Axel to get Punk DQed and avoid the stip!

      • The Breaker

        Haha, true but unlikely.

  • Gesus Oliver

    This is a fantastic story being told. I like it!

  • David

    Over 200 comments before 9.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I know! We’re rolling tonight!

  • BlazeKing

    Punk showing little hints of Gracie training. I love it!!!

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    “If Rihanna and Chris Brown can get back together so can Punk & Heyman” gotta love JBL

  • savokes

    Who bets they hug it out haha

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Hug it out! Hug it out!

  • Xavier

    Someone will more then likely come to Heyman’s aid. A new Heyman guy perhaps?

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      hopefully!!

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    oh crap they’re doing it right now!!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wait, he just has to enter the ring. He can leave right after!

  • The Breaker

    What happened to the referees?

    EDIT– Security did their job!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      They went back to the back!

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    Cole might of just blown another bombshell!!!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I missed it!

      • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

        Could just be over speculating but when Axel gave the low blow Cole acted like he didn’t know who he was.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Well, Cole has never been very observant…

          • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

            very true

  • The Breaker

    Axel? But he got put to sleep!

  • Gesus Oliver

    Who was hoping Axel would accidentally cuff himself?

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Shouldn’t they cuff his feet too? His kicks are quite powerful!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      SEE!

    • savokes

      and BOOM goes the dynamite

    • The Breaker

      They should’ve listened to you!

    • Gesus Oliver

      you called it!

  • Xavier

    Axel has looked like dog s*** this entire feud. He can’t even take Punk with Punk’s hands behind his back without using a chair.

    • Gesus Oliver

      That was still a good match…

      • Xavier

        It was okay.

      • Xavier

        There are so many other guys “cough cough” Cesaro that they could of made a Heyman guy. Punk/Cesaro would of been great.

        • Gesus Oliver

          good point. Still an Axel Fan.

  • Hayden Tyler

    just showed up from a meeting did i miss anything awesome

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      besides what’s happening right now, no.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Orton got a Caddy, so we’re going to see a car trashed tonight!

      • Hayden Tyler

        orton did what???

        • Jesse Sherwood

          HHH gave Orton an Escalade.

          • Hayden Tyler

            ok this is abit confusing

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I guess this sets up Punk vs Axel at NOC for the IC Title?

  • savokes

    Gets put to sleep…gets up 1 minute later
    Gets kicked in the head…pops up 10 seconds later with a chair????

    • Jesse Sherwood

      No selling a la HHH!

  • Gesus Oliver

    Shades of Sandman/Dreamer

    • Hayden Tyler

      “THANK YOU MAY I HAVE ANOTHER” inside punks head

    • BlazeKing

      Or Raven/Dreamer

  • Jesse Sherwood

    THANK YOU SIR, MAY I HAVE ANOTHER!

    • Hayden Tyler

      just thought of that

  • Gesus Oliver

    This feud just went to an entire new level. #goosebumps

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    LEAVE THE ANNOUNCE TABLE ALONE

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It isn’t the Spanish table, what did it ever do to anyone?!

      • Hayden Tyler

        show up to the show i guess

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    half WWE storyline, half Taylor Swift breakup song

  • Kanewty

    I’m sorry, but Axel acting as a big tough enforcer type doesn’t work for me..

    • Xavier

      Thank you, at least you agree with me. He’s been booked poorly this entire feud. He looks like some stooge that’s there to take bumps and that’s it. He hasn’t looked like a legit threat to Punk in anyway. I”m having a really hard time buying Axel as anything other then a midcard guy once they break him & Heyman apart. I just don’t see the upside with this guy

  • Avalanchian

    WWE trying so hard for the crowd to accept Curtis Axel, but still he gets nothing. Just Punk and Heyman reactions.

  • savokes

    Axel just seems out of place in this feud

    • Jesse Sherwood

      And it isn’t for a lack of trying on everyone’s parts. Axel just isn’t established enough for this feud.

      • Avalanchian

        Punk and Heyman are too big for Axel to get a fan reaction.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Amen Avalanchian

      • savokes

        not it the least bit…It’s like they said “well, Brock has a limited contract but we still need muscle, so I have a great idea…Curtis Axel”

      • Xavier

        He’s been booked very poorly IMO. He’s been made to look like Punk’s B this entire feud.

  • The Breaker

    Heyman is doing an awesome job at selling the storyline.

  • Gesus Oliver

    That is a strong first hour.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      This first hour of Raw is better than the majority of Smackdown this past Friday. *Shameless Breakdown plug here*

      • The Breaker

        SD was pretty boring this past week. Strong wrestling throughout, but nearly every match was one we’ve seen over 400 times during the past two months.

      • Xavier

        The ending of the brand split has made Smackdown irrelevant for the most part. Smackdown = Superstars from the mid 90s.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I can agree and disagree. Most weeks suffer from a lack of definitive direction, but despite that, they tend to put on a good show. This week was really hard to watch, as the opening and close were the only good parts.

          • Gesus Oliver

            So like Raw last week? lol

          • Xavier

            There’s just no real story progression on Smackdown though to really get most fans to care at this point. Half of it is just a recap show of RAW.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            They have been cutting back on the recaps, I’ll give them that. But story progression has been lacking.

      • Gesus Oliver

        The first hour was better than all of Raw last week.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Ok, I have to pass this along. Local advertisement for our small casino has got Uncle Cracker performing next month… I thought he was dead!

    • David

      Why do you think he’s dead?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        You don’t ever hear of new music or anything else from him, so I assumed he died or at the very least retired.

        • David

          I hear about him all the time, but that could be for the fact I’m from Detroit.

  • Gesus Oliver

    ugh, I already went to the bathroom over the commercial break…

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    Who would of ever thought that the Funkadactyls would surpass Tons of Funk?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Me, but only based off of Naomi’s ring talent.

      • Xavier

        Amen

    • Xavier

      Agreed. Naomi has a future as a singles wrestler. Brodus Clay can always be repackaged into a monster. Don’t think Tensai & Cameron have much going for them though

  • The Breaker

    Pretty shocking episode of Total Divas last night, huh?

    …. Anyone? Nobody at all? Okay.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I missed it, but will watch after Raw. I’ve been enjoying it despite the fact it is a reality show.

      • The Breaker

        I’ve been keeping up with it. Guess I shouldn’t be surprised how fake it is, though it seems there were some true elements to this week’s episode (No spoilers, though AJ kind of hinted it at already).

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      Actually watched it, better than the VMA’s and was already glued to the TV from Breaking Bad

  • The Breaker

    AJ interrupting a Total Divas segment? WORLDS ARE COLLIDING!!

    • Gesus Oliver

      Powerman 5000

    • Jesse Sherwood

      And is shamelessly promoting it!

  • BlazeKing

    Anybody else having feed problems? Mine keeps going in & out saying signal problems but there’s no clouds.

  • Xavier

    is this a pipebomb by AJ?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      YES! And I love it!

      • Xavier

        I’m actually enjoying this promo as well. Just what the division needed. Pretty solid segment

        • Hayden Tyler

          agreeded

    • Hayden Tyler

      just thinking punk and aj

  • savokes

    hahahaha “SUCKED” up

  • Jesse Sherwood

    “Or because I “SUCKED” up to the right people” PIPEBOMB!!!

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    can AJ just kick over one of Brie’s crutches?….can we also put Brie back on crutches?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Nikki is the one on crutches, but YES!

      • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

        I knew I’d screw it up!!!! (Ron Simmons voice) DAMN!

  • The Breaker

    And THAT is a promo that no other Diva will be able to pull off!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      TESTIFY!

  • Gesus Oliver

    Holy Shit.

  • Xavier

    Good promo by AJ. Just what the Divas division needed. Say what you want about “Total Divas” but its been a huge success thus far

    • Jesse Sherwood

      When a show pulls in up to half of your main show’s audience, you are doing something right.

      • Avalanchian

        Sadly those shows are kind that amuse the smallest of minds. They don’t see it as wrestling but probably more as Bridezillas

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I know. That’s why my wife likes it… But I digress!

  • BrooksOglesby

    That was the best work AJ’s done in her career so far. For someone that was criticized for her promo work last year, AJ stepped up big time and just delivered an amazing promo. Pipe bomb-esque.

    • Gary Robert

      Agreed.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I tip my hat to our Divas Champion. EXCELLENT promo

  • savokes

    Man, ADR’s face is just jacked up…no amount of makeup can cover it up haha

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Smackdown, it looked like he had burst a tear duct, as he was crying blood from his right eye.

      • savokes

        dang! i’m not usually able to catch SD…but that’s crazy

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Then be sure to read the Breakdown each week for my take on the show. *even cheaper plug*

  • Avalanchian

    OMG all you heard were yipping dogs in the background from Eva and the Belllas. Their voices are so annoying. Nice to see AJ get some pop and love from the fans.

  • The Breaker

    So why is it that Del Rio is wrestling all his opponents in non-title matches recently?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Because he is a weak, pathetic excuse for a champion?

      • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

        I second that.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          And I love ADR’s ring work of late! But he just doesn’t have that conviction of character or in his promos he needs to get over.

          • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

            He has great ring work, he was a huge draw as a face, turning him was a big mistake

          • Gesus Oliver

            He drew as a face because of Ricardo

          • Jesse Sherwood

            His draw as a face was Ricardo. When it was just ADR talking, the crowds were apathetic towards him.

          • The Breaker

            Hate to say it, but I don’t think he’ll get over without being repackaged.

          • Xavier

            Agreed. He’s always been solid in the ring. And more then anyone else he always seems to break out new moves every other week.

      • savokes

        agreed

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    Awesome Pipe-Bomb, but I’ll never be sold on the divas division until Kharma returns (if ever)

  • Lrgetrout25

    Daniel Bryan and I drive the same car? Sweet!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      A Honda Fit? Nice man! And welcome to the party Lrgetrout25!

  • Hayden Tyler

    anyone els think the footlocker logo looks like brad maddox

  • K!NG

    Is that all of Bryans mic work is repeating what someone says over and over again ?

  • Xavier

    Guess I was wrong about NOT reaching 700, looks like we’ll do 850 easily tonight.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    ADR’s entrance had to be the most apathetic reaction I have seen in years. I almost expect the crowds to start turning their backs on him as he enters the arena a la Bo Dallas in NXT.

    • Gesus Oliver

      They aren’t yelling Boo they’re telling BOooooo.

      • savokes

        “I was saying BooUrns”

        • Gesus Oliver

          Pretty much. lol

    • The Breaker

      He should, AT LEAST, drive a car into the arena again.

      • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

        and kill santa clause!?!?! no way!!!!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Kendra’s daughter hates him for that!

          • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

            Can you blame her? the man’s a killer!!!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Nope! Just like a zombie… HE LIVES!!!

          • Gesus Oliver

            Poor Sam…or Ellie.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Sam for that one.

          • Gesus Oliver

            I could see Ellie upset too lol

  • savokes

    Ricardo looks so weird without a suit on!

    • Gesus Oliver

      At least he isn’t having a suit match.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        BAKA!

  • Xavier

    Has anyone here actually seen Ricardo wrestle? Was he any good when he was in FCW?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He’s pretty decent, but is still adjusting to the WWE style.

  • Gesus Oliver

    I know they needed to go somewhere with RVD but I’m upset there isn’t big things for Christian.

    • David

      I think that part of the reason why they went with RVD because Night of Champions is in MIchigan.

      • Gesus Oliver

        It’d be cool if they did a Three Way for the title.

  • The Breaker

    And the WHC takes another pin.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      His only win of late other than SummerSlam was Sin Cara last week!

      • The Breaker

        And that was barely a win. I’d venture to say that The Miz is looking better than ADR right now.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Hasn’t he always? ;)

  • savokes

    haha, so much for no Cena

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Well, at least it is for a surgery update. Can’t fault them there!

      • savokes

        true true

  • BlazeKing

    ADR just got pinned with that?! My, oh my….

  • Gesus Oliver

    An Hour long gauntlet match for DB again?…hopefully?

    • savokes

      still have Orton v Christian

      • Gesus Oliver

        dammit savokes

        • savokes

          hahaha…and we haven’t even smelled the Wyatt Family

          • Gesus Oliver

            dang good point!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Hopefully, that’ll be a video from the house, showing the corruption of Kane.

          • The Breaker

            Yeah, I really want to know what they’re doing with Kane!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    So, I am calling Bryan getting through Rollins and Reigns, then the three of them gang up and beat down Bryan during the Ambrose match.

    • Gesus Oliver

      wasn’t Ambrose first?

    • savokes

      Ambrose was 2nd

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      Ambrose is 2nd

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Well, then he submits Rollins and then the beatdown begins.

        • savokes

          Show and Henry with the save?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Most likely, and it could set up a 2nd Teddy Long Special.

          • savokes

            gotta love the TLS’s

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Called it! WWE, hire me for creative!

  • Xavier

    When are they finally gonna give Ryback an opponent.

    • savokes

      hopefully never

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Ryback has hit the basement for a storyline. If there was ever anyone who had lost so much standing as fast as he has, I can’t remember them.

        • Xavier

          He’s the Vanilla Ice of wrestling in terms of being near the top then just free falling straight to the bottom from there

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Even Vanilla Ice wasn’t quite this bad!

          • Xavier

            You sure about that? Lol

        • savokes

          That’s what happens when you’re shoved down our throats and then complain when the fans don’t back you and your stock in the company falls

          • Jesse Sherwood

            And complain about one of the universally regarded best workers in the company.

          • savokes

            About working stiff haha…ummmm Ryback is the epitome of stiff. Hell, isn’t it bad enough when Goldberg issues a challenge through an interview done while in Miami haha

        • BlazeKing

          Evan Bourne.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Evan Bourne wasn’t pushed as a title threat.

          • BlazeKing

            I know. He did fall faster than a shooting star press though.

          • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

            I’d disagree, main event matches with Edge, and Sheamus during Shemus’s title reign

        • David

          Hmm, I was thinking Lex Luger and R-Truth, but I think Ryback was faster and farther.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            R Truth was viewed as an experiment in my eyes, but I see the reference point for him. Luger though, I can agree with.

          • Xavier

            Interesting note: Lugar actually never held a title (WHC, IC or Tag) during his run with the WWF(E)

        • The Breaker

          The Great Khali?

          Better yet, The Miz considering where he was in 2010.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Khali, that’s probably the worst one that compares.

          • savokes

            Tensai

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Tensai could be as well, but at least he wasn’t pushed as a title threat.

          • BlazeKing

            He wasn’t? Then what was all of that crap with Cena?!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            That was while Punk was champ. But no one bought it, while Ryback was billed as it across multiple PPVs.

          • Xavier

            At least Khali won the title. He managed to stay relevant for a few years after his debut. Kozlov, Ryback, Tensai, The Missing Link, Carlito, Ahmed Johnson, Chris Masters & Snitsky were much worse

          • The Breaker

            Winning the title and subsequently falling down to being a sideshow act is what makes it worse.

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    “Ryback drools.” – Every 8 year old WWE fan

  • Gesus Oliver

    Dammit Ryback, He’s just doing his job!

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    CUT LAWLER’S MIC!!!! HE BROUGHT UP BE A STAR!!!!! VINCE!! VIIINCE!!

    • Hayden Tyler

      ???

      • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

        mcmahon hates when they connect be-a-star to their story lines because it contradicts all of the work they’ve done for them

      • Jesse Sherwood

        He’s referencing when WWE cut Punk’s mic for the same thing during his Pipebomb.

      • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

        also a reference back to where they constantly cut Punk’s Pipe-Bombs

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It could have been worse, he could have name dropped Luke Gallows!

      • The Breaker

        I’m pretty sure ‘Chris Benoit’ is the worst name anyone in WWE could say.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          True, true.

  • The Breaker

    Ryback is going back to the only thing he’s been successful at– beating up people that aren’t even on the roster.

  • David

    Better I Love You, Heyman saying it to Punk when he hits him the Kendo Stick or Shawn Michaels after SuperKicking Ric Flair at Wrestlemania 24?

    • Xavier

      HBK at Mania. It was on the big stage and it ended Flair’s in-ring career with the WWE.

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

        I agree, but this is almost more believable. Heyman and Punk are so close.

  • Hayden Tyler

    so anyone hear about Ted Dibease jr.

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

      It’s sad, but I understand, and his video about it was great!

  • David

    Any NXT fans watch the video on Bray Wyatt talking about Sister Abigail, I was curious if that’s the story they used down in NXT.

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      not sure but I saw it good stuff

    • Jesse Sherwood

      No, it was a new video, as it had the new lamp. But I did see it and found it interesting!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht3EPikL8do

      • David

        I could tell the video was new, just wanted to know if the story was.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          They’ve never explained why before. So it is a new thing.

          • David

            thank you

  • savokes

    Kind of a lackluster reaction for Orton

    • savokes

      Cena gets more boos haha

  • Scooter

    I know opinions are like buttholes….everyone has one and they all stink…..but in my opinion this is a very weak Raw….AJ had the most entertaining segment so far with Punk/Heyman/Hennig (I refuse to call him by a made up name) segment running a close second…..really hoping Christian/Orton and or Bryan/Shield steps it up a bit

    • Xavier

      Yeah I agree, it’s been kind of weak so far. Loved the AJ segment. I’m actually looking forward to the Prime Time Players later.

    • David

      You refuse to call Curtis Axel by his made up name? Well do realize CM Punk is a made up name, too.

      • Scooter

        Nooooooo you don’t say!!!!! Wow I didn’t know that! Just ribbing ya man. My point is Curtis Axel is stale….Id be willing to bet all the money I have that if he were able to tweak his gimmick to someone who’s pissed off about being in the midcard and used his last name and addressed his lineage more aggressively, he would be taken more seriously. Thats of course if the brass would ever allow it……

      • Scooter

        Not to mention if he used his real name, he could give promos about how the POWERS THAT BE didn’t want him to be himself that would be as close to a shoot as he can get. The more the lines are blurred, the more people respond…..

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

    King got a Batmobile?

    • David

      He’d be a better Batman than Affleck.

      • Gesus Oliver

        I take offense to this.

        • David

          Why’s that?

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

            But he said he had to pay for it, what’s the scoop?

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

            Or just a snazzy car?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I think it was a reference to the Escalade HHH presented Orton tonight. King probably just bought one.

          • Gesus Oliver

            Nope It’s the bat mobile now.

          • Gesus Oliver

            As your resident Batman historian, King or Affleck can’t be worse than Kilmer.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            No one can be worse than Kilmer except one man. Gesus, imagine Keanau Reeves as Batman!

          • Gesus Oliver

            IDK, Neo playing batman would make me vomit some serious rainbows.

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

            I’m not sure about that one sweetie. I’m really not sure, and I loath Kilmer as batman.

          • David

            Yeah, I’m not gonna judge Affleck until I see him as Batman.
            (as for the best Batman, most people probably say Bale or maybe Keaton, but I think its Conroy)

          • The Breaker

            Kevin Conroy is Batman.

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

            I should have known I’d start this fight!

          • The Breaker

            Promise to keep it civil!

          • BlazeKing

            I refuse to watch another Batman movie until they get into the “Beyond” universe.

          • Gesus Oliver

            Batman beyond?

          • BlazeKing

            Yessir!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I just want Mark Hamill as Joker one time in live action! Please oh mighty overlords, make it happen!

          • The Breaker

            Very good series, wish they did more with it.

          • Xavier

            Even before Affleck was announced as Batman I had no plans of seeing it. I No matter how hard I try I just can’t get into Superman. He’s movies just aren’t interesting in the least bit. Lack of great villians doesn’t help either. I’ll take Batman by himself over Batman pairing with Superman everyday of the week

          • Gesus Oliver

            Supermans greatest weaknesses are intelligence and rocks.

          • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

            and video games.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I bought Superman 64… ET on the Atari was better!

          • Gesus Oliver

            and horses

          • The Breaker

            Man of Steel was kind of a disappointment. Not sure how excited I am either.

          • Gesus Oliver

            Keaton for cinema and Conroy for voice actor. Anyone who argues is flat out wrong. Gesus has spoken.

          • The Breaker

            No love for Adam West? :P

          • Gesus Oliver

            He was definitely good but not the best.

          • The Breaker

            He essentially played a different character. Can’t really be grouped with the rest.

          • David

            In Dark Knight Returns, Bruce Wayne is 55, Michael Keaton is 61, it could be interesting, if they brought Keaton back..

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      can we all just agree that adam west was the best batman ever? nananananananananananananana

      • Jesse Sherwood

        BATMAN!!!!

  • The Breaker

    This should easily be the best hour tonight.

    • Gesus Oliver

      This has been a solid raw.

      • The Breaker

        It has. Things are moving a bit slowly after all that happened at SS, but going the way of a slow burn might pay off really well depending on how they handle it.

        • Gesus Oliver

          The problem with wrestling fans today is, they all want a slow burn until they get it. this has been fantastic.

  • BlazeKing

    King always says “Picture perfect dropkick” even when Orton delivers one that’s ugly.

    • Gesus Oliver

      *Picture perfect catchphrase*

      • BlazeKing

        Vintage Jerry Lawler!

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    car giving ceremony…..

  • Jesse Sherwood

    King: I don’t think the WWE Universe wants anyone force fed down their throats.
    We agree! Ryback is the example there!

    • Xavier

      How do you feel about Bryan being featured on both shows in mutiple segments. You see that being an issue down the road?

      • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

        Bryan actually has talent

        • Xavier

          Lol true, but the underdog overcoming the odds storyline is what made a good portion of the IWC turn on Cena. Could possibly happen to anyone including Bryan at some point. The YES chants are pretty PG as well.

          • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

            yes but Cena didn’t take 15+ years to get the opportunity, Bryan is ACTUALLY an underdog, more than just a storyline

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Honestly, I don’t mind it as much because WWE is trying to establish him as that top star. The only way to do that is to give him as much exposure as possible.

  • Xavier

    Vintage Edge!

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    love this match

  • BlazeKing

    I’d die if Kofi helped DB to demolish that SUV!!!!

  • The Breaker

    Great TV match.

  • savokes

    YES! YES! YES!

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    time for the car wrecking!!

  • The Breaker

    Here comes the Street Fighter car bonus round!

    • savokes

      I literally just spent the last 2 minutes laughing when I read this

    • Jesse Sherwood

      SMASH!

      • savokes

        E Honda with his 1,000 hand slap

  • Xavier

    We ALL called this one, lol.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Here comes the car pain!

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    how come Orton can never get a car without someone wrecking it?

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And it was orange paint again!

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      at least Bryan got creative!!

    • BlazeKing

      Kofi made sure of that one!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        YES!

    • savokes

      He’s even talented at tagging with spray paint…is there anything he can’t do?? =)

  • Hayden Tyler

    yescalad

  • BlazeKing

    “Come on to the back…. There’s more!”

    I lost it after that.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    YESCALADE! I love it!

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    Orton and Christian’s scorecard is now 9 wins to 1 on live TV (via WWE App)

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Huh, that is an interesting statistic.

  • The Breaker

    Maybe HBK gave Bryan the spraypaint?

  • Xavier

    TRIPLE H AT HIS MOST HONEST.

    “I consider the WWE title my personal property. Orton is holding it for me.”

    Lol, he just keeps giving us material lol.

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    PTP TIME

  • Jesse Sherwood

    MILLIONS OF DOLLARS!

  • Gesus Oliver

    I just wonder if HHH feels remorse for defacing Titan Towers and the Corporate Jet.

  • savokes

    geez…these bozos

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    doesn’t make much sense that Titus is in singles competition given Darren Young’s current stride….

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It’s a running feud. Darren faced Cesaro in a match on Smackdown, if not for the Barrett/Bryan Cage Match, would have been match of the night.

  • Xavier

    Is Zeb gonna drop a pipebomb on Darren Young?

  • Scooter

    Wait Big Show could help Bryan right? He has an Ironclad Contract!!!! Haha

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Yep!

  • Kanewty

    Big show has that “ironclad” contract…. Seems obvious he at least would do something in the main event

  • Jesse Sherwood

    “If you can’t feed them, don’t breed them!” AMEN!!!

    • Xavier

      I laughed so hard when he said that ish

  • Xavier

    “If you can’t feed em then don’t breed em”

    CLASSIC LOL

    • Jesse Sherwood

      OH MY BROTHER, TESTIFY!

  • savokes

    I can’t help but laugh every time I look at Thwagger’s face

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I’m always looking at his eyes, to see if they are glazed over.

    • Gesus Oliver

      Just be happy his mother isn’t brushing his hair before the match anymore.

  • Gesus Oliver

    That subtle knock on the recent news from Darren Young is all they need to do. Uncle Zeb shouldn’t bring up directly or sharply indirectly of Young’s orientation. Atleast at this point in time. Well done E.

    • Xavier

      Yeah I thought it was a nice subliminal shot at him. Mrs. Young & Mrs. O’Neil

      • Gesus Oliver

        It was so subtle casual viewers won’t can’t it yet soft enough not to offend anyone in their right mind. Perfect.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It was. At least they aren’t overtly bringing it up. The reveal was great, and I am proud of Young, but it has no place in a storyline.

      • The Breaker

        He was referring to their mothers. I wouldn’t read so much into it.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          It was a double entendre. Zeb added it at just the right time to where it wasn’t an overt shot.

          • The Breaker

            I guess with the way he paused, you could infer that.

  • Xavier

    Looks like Titus tweeked his knee. Hope it’s nothing serious

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    Having “2 chainz” on the summerslam theme song makes zero sense towards PG

  • savokes

    Wyatts up next…the only sighting we haven’t had yet is Ziggy, no love for Ziggy or Big E tonight

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Ziggler and Big E was blown off on Smackdown this past week.

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

        Right, Ziggles will end up stepping up and helping Bryan at some point soon, but not tonight.

      • savokes

        Gotcha! Still no love for either of them at all tonight, unless there’s just nothing for them right now with the blow off

      • Xavier

        Good. I wanna see both of them enter separate feuds. I’m interesting to see how well Big E does on his own

      • Hayden Tyler

        sister abigail promo

    • Hayden Tyler

      Found Ziggy

  • Tee
    • Jesse Sherwood

      Nice interview!

  • Hayden Tyler

    Sister abigail promo from bray and i love it

  • Jesse Sherwood

    This is the video we were talking about earlier! I love it!

    • Hayden Tyler

      one of my favorite promos and i see a similarity to mick foley

  • Scooter

    Ok everyone looking for feedback here…..which scenario do you think is better? Kane is unmasked and aligns himself with The Wyatts…or…..he comes back as the silent, classic and dominating Big Red Machine? My vote is with the second choice….

    • Scooter

      I forgot to mention….he feuds with The Wyatts upon his return as the classic Kane…

      • Jesse Sherwood

        If he’s with the Wyatts, then he should be the silent monster.

        • Scott

          I picture in my head…Wyatts in the ring…..lights out….classic Kane music (with the organ first followed by the explosion) Wyatt’s laughing….Kane comes out in classic getup or something updated and more menacing…..Wyatt stops laughing sans Triple H/Mankind becoming Cactus Jack…..that would be priceless!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Second one as well, but I like the idea of a hybrid. Classic with the psychological stuff from the start of his masked return when he targeted Cena

    • Xavier

      2nd Choice. Him joining the Wyatts really makes no sense.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Him being brainwashed as a mindless monster could work, if it culminated in a match with Taker for his “soul”, like I have been thinking.

        • Xavier

          I’d rather save Taker’s last matches against Lesnar & Cena. Nothing against Kane but Taker/Kane has been done to death

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I know, but I feel that Taker’s final WM Match, his 25-0 (as that is when I feel he should retire) match should be with the man he has been so tied to.

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    love the wyatts

  • savokes

    Definitely not enough time for a quality Gauntlet Match, unless they give the majority of the time to Rollins/Bryan and do the beat down after that

    • Xavier

      They got about 25-30 minutes, that’s plenty of time.

      • savokes

        Guess I figured by the time the match starts it will prob be close to 10:50, then something screwy is going to happen…I could be over thinking though =)

  • Gesus Oliver

    maybe a handicap cage match at NoC?

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    doesn’t this contradict the whole Night of Champions gimmick?

    • savokes

      Unless they somehow turn it into a title match for the IC Title

    • Jesse Sherwood

      As long as every title is on the line on the card, I have no issue with a match like this.

  • Avalanchian

    Technically the Big Show could interfere because of that whole gimmick of having an Iron Clad contract.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Not exactly sure why but all them coming out just made me miss TNA’s double Entrance ramp. This moment will pass just give me a minute.

    • David

      Try a tums.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        No, he needs Gas X or Beano!

        • Gesus Oliver

          Haters!

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

      I can understand that Gesus. It does make sense, and I do miss it.

      • Gesus Oliver

        Thanks Kendra. I’m glad someone has my back!

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    Ole!

  • savokes

    Yea, Shows definitely gonna interfere

    • Jesse Sherwood

      No doubt!

  • Gesus Oliver

    Absolutely clever!

  • savokes

    Show, Ziggy, Miz…interesting

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I told you!

      • savokes

        It was a great call brother!

  • The Breaker

    Well, obviously, The Shield will gang up on Daniel Bryan and Big Show, Ziggler, Miz, and others will run down to chase them off.

  • Xavier

    Interesting interviews or should I say non-interviews by Show, Miz & Ziggler

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I see 4 of the 5 members of a Survivor Series match…

      • Xavier

        Bryan/Ziggler/Miz/Big Show vs Orton & The Shield

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I love that Surfboard transition move from Bryan! I know it is something we see each week, but it is always awesome! I just wish he’d transfer it into the Dragon Sleeper more.

  • Gesus Oliver

    I remember when people were butt hurt about shield potentially being with Heyman. I wonder why this is different.

  • Scooter

    I WANNA SEE CATTLE MUTILATION!!!!! Wishful thinking I know……..

  • savokes

    Cole was already standing at the wall as Bryan was flying out of the ring haha

  • Jesse Sherwood

    THAT is the crowd reaction every star should aspire for!

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

      I agree, Bryan is over like Rover! I am still in awe of it all.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    So I wonder if WWE counts as sports tickets… If so, I might buy Pain and Gain!

    • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

      great movie, The Rock actually showed a lot of talent

      • Jesse Sherwood

        For 3 dollars difference between the savings and what I’d pay, then I can’t resist.

        • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

          definitely worth seeing, i loved it.

    • Xavier

      Loved that movie. Very intertaining

  • Jesse Sherwood

    SICK Reverse DDT Drop by Rollins!

  • savokes

    **JAW ON FLOOR**

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    holy wow

  • The Breaker

    Crazy German suplex!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX BY BRYAN!!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    HOLY SHIT!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Wow. Amazing German there by Bryan

  • Gesus Oliver

    Wow. Sorry I was watching the match and not chatting. We are watching a star rise.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Solid raw start to finish. This week with the roster on the ramp not moving actually makes sense. Love it.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Crowd realizes Big Show’s contract and wants the save!

    • Avalanchian

      Who knows this could simply be another WWE forgetting the past situation.

  • Xavier

    Great finish to RAW. Next week is when we finally see Big Show, Ziggler & The Miz get involved more then likely.

    • Gesus Oliver

      slow burn! fantastic.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I am going to invest in this because I think it has a lot of potential and the pay off is going to be FANTASTIC.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    The Corporate Evolution/Bryan storyline is possibly one of the best we have seen in years, and it is all because they are taking their time and thinking on how to build it.

  • Avalanchian

    Wish they could somehow bring Shawn Michaels back for an angle asking how Triple H could have become such a douche

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

      I expect we will see HBK again at some point soon. He trained Bryan, it’s bound to happen.

      • Gesus Oliver

        As I said earlier. Maybe something after HHH ruins Daniel Bryans chances at NoC we can see HBK. I think it’d be logical progression.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I think we will see it at some point, with HBK asking more along the lines of what happened to the man who bucked the trends, who hated the status quo? HHH will respond that he had to think what was best for his family and invest into himself by joining the machine he fought.

  • Ricky

    Am I the only one who remembers that Big Show has an “Iron Clad” contract?

    • JDYoong

      I think everyone EXCEPT the Big Show (and most probably Vince & HHH, too) remembers that he has an “Iron Clad” contract

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

      Typical WWE conveniently forgetting what they need to forget for certain storylines. I do wonder if it will pop up again, but not so sure.

    • Avalanchian

      Nope stated it down below before the match started. The question is does the WWE still go by that or not. Remember they change past things from time to time.

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

        They are famous for it. They think the fans have virtually no memory for these things.

        • JDYoong

          I hope that massive “Big Show” chant to close the show told them otherwise. Wishful thinking tho.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      My thoughts on it are that HHH is the one who has final say on it in his eyes, so he could nullify it.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Logic wise Daniel Bryan is bound to get the upper hand once before NoC. How do you think that’ll happen?

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

      How did DX do it? After the car thing, I see Bryan going all DX on Trip and Orton whenever he can.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Go Austin and make HHH pee himself!

      • Ricky

        And I see another screwjob coming at NoC. Also I didn’t see Vince and Steph this week. Are they done and just letting Trips take it from here?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I think they would have been overkill this week. Now that HHH proved he can’t entirely control it himself, bring Steph back in.

  • Scooter

    It would be nice if Bryan can get a little “one up” physically vs spray painting a car…..

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    see yall next week

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Have a good one Mike!

  • Gesus Oliver

    Just a reminder next week is Labor Day. I hope to see everyone back. Enjoy the long weekend. Be safe and see you all next week.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      You too Gesus! Don’t be drinking a few Stevewisers and think you are Batman!

      • Gesus Oliver

        Sounds like a brilliant gimmick for next weeks show. I am the Open Thread’s silent protector. The caped crusader. It’s masked vigilante!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          The Dork Knight!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Thanks everyone for the great night here on the Watch Party! This is the second highest mark for them, and I hope we keep them up to this level!

  • Gary Robert

    I don’t know about you guys, but I think AJ Lee just cut the best women’s promo I may have ever enjoyed listening to…and the best part is, I’m not even sure what it’s purpose was. I thought maybe to begin a baby face turn…and she got “AJ” chants during the promo which is unheard of lately for the any lady (maybe ever?)…but she was bashing heels and faces so tough to say. It was almost similar to a watered down female version of the June 2011 Punk promo/shoot. Props to her. I’ve never given a real damn about the women’s division and I still don’t, but I felt this warranted a post. Any thoughts?

    • Gary Robert

      and after I wrote this, I scrolled down and just below my post I see I’m not the only one who thought this.

    • Lebron James

      SHUT UP about Punk’s promo already, nobody wants to hear you suckPunk’s d***. That promo was 2 years ago, Jesus Christ let it go already, old news.

  • michael

    Also Montoya is coming back! This time there are two of him!

  • Scottyp614

    All I can say is AJs promo stole the show. I had Raw put on at the bar (yeah it happened) and all the guys, even non current wwe fans, left asking who that AJ girl was and how good she delivered.

  • Gary Robert

    AJ’s promo kept reminding me of Punks June 2011 promo–although watered down a bit. And that’s a compliment. Best women’s promo I may have ever seen. Even had the crowd chanting “AJ.” I thought maybe this was to begin a baby face turn but hard to tell b/c she bashed both heels and faces in the ring. Either way, its the first time I’ve actually come to this board to post about the “Divas.” Nice work!

  • Robert Olley

    Could it be wwe are finally realiding people are better on tge mic when they are just given bullet points abd told to be themselves?

  • JaMaal

    Wait i thought Natalya was married to Khali, now she’s got a fiance? *sarcasm

  • Bob

    Heyman deserves an Oscar for this Punk Feud. His expressions, the emotion, even in tears during that interview…Damn.