RAW Results 12/30/13 – Open Your Eyes Bryan

RAW Results December 30, 2013
From Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World

Pre-RAW Commercial

This week Fandango faces Big E for the IC Title. Rumors that The Authority has some major announcements tonight on RAW!

RAW Starts

In Ring Segment

Punk out, “Everything’s falling apart, it’s clobberin’ time!” He then heads for the ring in his ring gear, ready for a fight.
JBL – I want to get rid of 240lbs of unwanted fat. (Cole)

“CM Punk!”

Punk – I’m fired up tonight, fired up to be in Richmond. The last RAW of 2013, and I’m excited. 2013 showed of good stuff happened to Punk, lot of bad stuff as well. It happens to everyone, but we get up and go to work with a smile on our face, don’t we? Sometimes I don’t have a smile on my face, but that’s neither here nor there. I started the year as the longest reigning Champ of the past 25 years. I went one on one with The Great One, toe to toe with Taker at WrestleMania. I made some friends in 2013, lost some friends in 2013. beat one of them to within an inch of his life – cough, cough – Paul Heyman. I don’t think I could claim 2013 was Punk’s year. The goal is to be bigger and greater than the year before, and I don’t know that 2013 was the year of Punk. Take a look at the landscape of the WWE, and there’s three guys, and it was their year, and I’m talking about The Shield. (heat) Let’s face facts – Ambrose the US Champ, Rollins and Reigns, former TTCs. I want to end this year on a good foot, iron sharpens iron, so when our paths cross tonight, and we know they will…

The Shield’s music hits and Punk smiles. The Shield through the stands to the ring. They all get right into the ring.

Ambrose – Finish your thought Punk. Finish your thought. (They slowly advance on Punk, Ambrose leading, Punk backing into a corner.) You better give us a good reason for not ending 2013 by ending you right now.

“CM Punk!”

Punk – Cool down, look, the three of you can beat any one man, we’ve established that in the past 365. I want to fight the best, one on one. Out of the three of you, one of you is the best.

Ambrose – You want to do it again, let’s do it right now. This time I’ll take a piece of you before I leave this right. Let’s do this!

Punk – Ambrose, that’s funny, but I wasn’t talking to you. I was talking to Rollins and Reigns, I’ve already beaten you a couple times. It wasn’t easy, but I did it.

Ambrose – You think I’m a joke?

Punk – I don’t think you’re a joke.

Ambrose – You think I’m a joke? You can’t talk to me that way! (Rollins and Reigns hold Ambrose back.

Punk – No, I just think you’re the weak link, and I want to know who the strong one of The Shield is! Roman Reigns! Roman Reigns! Roman Reigns! Look at me when I’m talking to you! Is it you, are you #1, are you the man?

Rollins – You want to know who the best is? You’re looking at him! I’ll fight you tonight! Let’s do this.

Punk – It’s you? All I ever hear about is Roman Reigns.

Rollins and Reigns argue off mic about who’s going to take down Punk tonight and who the best in the team is. “Roman Reigns!” chants.

Maddox – As the GM of RAW, and behalf of The Authority, wishing you a Happy New Year. Going out on a high note, Punk will face Rollins. Get me a ref, because that match starts right now!

Punk vs Rollins

They lock up. Shoulder block drops Rollins. Punk running the ropes, tries to go over Punk, then ends up up top and gets free and flees the ring to regroup.

Commercial

Rollins on Punk with blows in a corner. Reigns has to pull Ambrose off the apron as he yells in Punk’s face. Punk reverses a whip and kicks Rollins in the face. A truly terrible back breaker on Rollins – I think both are at fault. Punk whipped, tries to flip and trap Rollins, but Rollins was off his mark. Rollins in, Punk locks on the hold in the ropes and holds it until the ref gets to four. Rollins gains control in the center of the ring, stomping Punk. Rollins pulls Punk’s hair and gets the ref counting. Forearm to Punk’s back. Punk back with forearms to Rollins’ face, then Punk tries to take Rollins down, but Rollins is WAY off his mark and Punk has to cover and fight to get Rollins rolled up in the hold he was heading for.

Rollins rushes Punk, but Punk gets a foot up. Punk pushed off the top and eats barricade.

Commercial

Head butts on Rollins, to the back of Rollins’ head, but then Rollins side-steps and Punk shoulder first into the post. Rollins off the top, but Punk moves. “CM Punk!” chants. Chain wrestling, but then Punk gets Rollins down for two. Punk goes for the running knee, caught by Rollins, then tossed back into the opposite corner for two. Rollins yells, “Just stay down!”

Punk avoids a stomp, but then eats a kick to the side of the head for two. Rollins’ calls for the GTS, mocking Punk. Rollins sets up, Punk wiggles, then catches Rollins with a running knee and climbs, but Rollins rolls. Punk tripped to eat the second buckle. Ambrose in Punk’s face yelling smack. Rollins climbs, but Punk kicks a foot out. Rollins sitting up top, Punk climbs. Rollins blocks and Punk lands face first. Rollins with a crossbody, Punk rolls through into the vice. Ambrose up to distract and Rollins grabs Punk. Punk rolls through, then Rollins rolls through. Rollins takes Punk down, but the distracted ref is late and Punk kicks out.

“CM Punk!” chants and Punk elevates Rollins out onto Reigns and Ambrose. Punk about to fly, but caught through the ropes with a blow by Rollins. Rollins in, but Punk reverses and hits the GTS for three. Punk flees the ring and up the ramp.

Winner – Punk (17:55)

Video recap of the end of the match. Punk celebrates and makes his GTS motion. The Shield in the ring are not happy.

Backstage Segment

Maddox talks about having an IC Match to be proud of – to the ref. Steph and Trip in and Maddox kisses up. Maddox wants to step up, but then Bryan comes in looking pissed. Bryan wans Bray, tonight! Maddox tells Bryan to earn it. Bryan should face Harper. If he wins, then face Rowan. If he wins, then he gets Bray. Bryan stomps off. Steph is impressed, but wants Maddox to watch as she announces the main event for the Royal Rumble.

Commercial

In Ring Segment

Steph out in a black turtle neck, black blazer, dark blue skinny jeans with faded thighs, and black boots.

Steph – On behalf of my husband and the McMahon family, I would like to wish you a happy new year. Looking back wondering what we would change, nothing. Under The Authority we have crowned one Champ, we should celebrate the Champion of Champions, the WWE WHC, Randy Orton.

Video of Orton’s career and rise to be Champ the first time, and up to the WWE WHC.

Steph – Orton deserves every accolade, but he’s a fighting Champ, and at Royal Rumble, he will be defending the Title in a traditional Championship Match against John Cena.

Video

Recap of the growing feud between The Wyatt Family and Bryan.

Commercial

Video

Promo for Batista. Same as last week.

Backstage Segment

Steph and Trip talk about how great Steph was, and hot they will know who the real Champion is. 2014 will be a huge year. Trip says they need to wait for what Trip has to say.

Axel vs Ziggler

Axel in the ring. Split screen and Axel says, he was one of the most dominant Superstars in 2013. 2014 will be bigger, starting with Ziggler. Ziggler to the ring. Split screen Ziggler talks about stealing the show and coming out on top.

Axel stomps on Ziggler, takes him down. Axel tries to land Ziggler, but Ziggler lands on his feet. They keep fighting and Ziggler out over the top wildly and lands badly. Axel out and sends Ziggler back first into the apron. Back in Axel gets two. Axel all over Ziggler on the mat. Ziggler off the ropes eats a drop kick for two.

Chinlock on Ziggler on the mat. Ziggler reverses on Axel, so Axel eats corner in a huge way. Ziggler on Axel with blows in a corner, followed by a neck breaker. Ziggler runs the ropes into a crossbody on Axel. Axel rolls Ziggler up, Ziggler reverses for two. Axel with a neck breaker on Ziggler for two.

Chinlock and blows on Ziggler on the mat. Axel stands, slapping Ziggler in the back of the head, taunting Ziggler. Ziggler comes back with a zig-zag for three.

Winner – Ziggler (4:15)

Ziggler celebrates as JBL talks about Ziggler’s pink hair, which has faded a lot in the past week. Video recap of the high points and then Ziggler celebrates with the fans.

Announce Segment

Cole talks about the WWE App, again. JBL mocks Cole needing to tell us all how to get the App, again. Who with Sandow face? Kofi, Khali or Miz? Vote now!

Backstage Segment

Split screen – Big E and Fandango with Summer Rae heading for the ring.

Commercial

Video

Next week RAW goes Old School!

IC Title Match – Big E (c) vs Fandango

Big E to the ring. Fandango dances out with Summer Rae. Video recap op Fandango defeating Ziggler in the Present On A Pole Match last week.

Fandango and Big E struggle around. Side headlock on Big E, but he pushes off and lands a big shoulder block. Big E with arms wrapped around, struggle around. Fandango takes Big E down for two.

Chop, then head butts on Big E, then a forearm to the upper back. Fandango runs the ropes and Big E gets huge air over Fandango, but then fights back in a huge way. Shoulder block on Fandango in one corner, then a bigger one in the opposite corner. Fandango flees the ring to regroup. Big E out and takes Fandango down with a big clothesline. Fandango slammed back first into the barricade. Back in the ring Fandango takes Big E down, Big E badly lands nose first on Fandango’s knee. Big E sells the knee that Fandango is working, but he does look like the face plant hurt. Blows on Big E, then Fandango working Big E’s left leg, locking on a hold. Big E leans back, the ref counts, but Big E bounces his shoulder up. Fandango keeps the hold on, so Big E punches Fandango a couple times. Big E up, sells the knee, then sent shoulder first into a post.

Commercial

Fandango drops elbows on Big E’s leg as the fans chant for Big E. Big E fights back, but Fandango all over Big E in a corner. Short clothesline on Big Show, then on the mat Fandango locks up Big E’s legs again. Big E leans back, the ref starts to count, so Big E sit up. Big E punches free of the hold. Fandango back on the leg, Big E on his belly. Fandango then locks on a chinlock. Big E to his feet with Fandango on his back. Big E backs Fandango hard into a corner. Clotheslines on Fandango. Fandango blocks a belly-to-belly with head butts. Fandango the apron, but Big E lands a one legged belly-to-belly over the apron. Big E goes for his splash, but Fandango with a low drop kick takes out Big E’s leg again for two.

Fandango up top, lands his left leg drop, but then Big E rolls out of the ring to avoid the pin. Fandango with a drop kick to Big E’s back off the apron. The ref starts counting them out. Big E rolled in, Fandango kicks Big E through the ropes from outside. Fandango in and eats a belly-to-belly. Clothesline, then big splash on Fandango. The straps come down, the fans are riled up, big ending for three!

Winner – Big E (13:13)

Big E sells the leg, standing on one foot while getting his arm raised. Video recap of the high points of the match. Big E all smiles posing as Summer Rae freaks out beside Fandango outside the ring.

Announce Segment

Setting up for Bryan’s matches later, Cole narrates when Bryan was abducted by The Wyatt Family last month.

Commercial

Stage Segment

Booker T out leading the Divas, TJ, Prime Time Players, Woods, R-Truth all of them with silly hats, noise makers, and glasses of bubbly.

Booker T – Welcome to the party! 2013 has been great for the WWE. Memories that will last a lifetime. 2014 will be that much better, a new beginning in the WWE. We want to give a memory that will last forever! You know what I’m talkin’ about? A New Years spinneroonie, now can you dig that, suckuh?

Bad News Barrett and his podium raises up from below, to the right of the stage.

Barrett – Could we have some decorum please. Booker, we’re not going to end the year with a spinneroonie, because the end of the year is about realizing dreams. Well, I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news. 2014 isn’t suddenly going to bring us the end of government corruption and natural disasters, no. If anything, it will bring us one step closer to the apocalypse! (“What?”) (Bangs the heck out of his gavel.) (heat) Let’s face some facts here, you will continue to stab each other in the back for more money to say you have a bigger flat screen than your neighbors. Then you lot will continue to poison the environment, and hold your grubby hands out for donations when Mother Nature fights back and takes all your homes away from you! Everybody’s going to continue the laziest trends, rather than acknowledge the poverty, debt and destruction that surrounds us all! While this all goes on, Bad News Barrett will be right here to remind everybody all about it. (“What?”) Happy New Year everybody!

Backstage Segment

Renee – We’re about to find out who your opponent is, by the WWE App.

Sandow – Stop. All year I’ve been disrespected. The Santa match last week, everyone dancing around me after I lost at Tribute To The Troops, not the mention these ridiculous stipulation matches I’ve been put into week after week. If I can’t beat my opponent and end this year on a high note, I quite.

Commercial

Announce Segment

LeSean McCoy of the Eagles had a WHC belt after his game yesterday when he was interviewed. LeBron James asked on Twitter who he had to talk to about a belt. Cena Tweeted to him about it, then The Rock Tweeted about it.

Sandow vs Khali

Sandow stomps to the ring looking pissed.
King – It’s time to find out who the WWE ‘Universe’ voted to face Sandow.
Kofi – 28%
Khali – 39%
Miz – 33%

Khali to the ring.

Sandow ducks under Khali, kicks at him, but takes a chop to the head. Sandow eats corner. Khali with a big chop to Sandow’s chest. Opposite corner, another chop. In the center of the ring Khali head butts Sandow. Sandow rolls from the ring, hangs Khali up top, chest first. Sandow back in with a low drop kick to the leg. Sandow pins for two. Sandow works Khali’s leg on the mat. Knee drop to Khali’s head for two.

Sandow keeps working Khali’s left leg, and Khali sort of sells, but the fans don’t really care. Khali chops at Sandow, has no trouble reaching Sandow. More leg work, and Khali chops some more. Sandow hits his elbow of disdain for two.

Sandow walks toward Khali. Khali, on his knees slaps Sandow’s chest with an ugly noise. Khali all on Sandow, sets him up, but Sandow ducks away from the chop to the head. “Khali!” chants start. Khali tries to squeeze Sandow’s head, but Sandow ducks and Khali eats corner. Sandow rolls Khali into a (semi) small package for three.

Winner – Sandow (4:54)

Video recap of the end, and there’s question about Khali’s shoulder being up, the ref out of position.

Video

More about Bryan’s feud with The Wyatt Family.

Backstage Segment

R-Truth, Woods and Dactyls head for the ring.

Commercial

R-Truth vs Clay

Woods on announce, R-Truth in the ring with Clay.

Clay slams R-Truth down. R-Truth backed into a corner. R-Truth on Clay with blows, dances a bit, then a blow on Clay. Clay punches R-Truth in the heart and Woods talks about his history with R-Truth, not mentioning TNA or Truth & Consequences. Clay stands on R-Truth back, using the ropes to hold his weight. Big suplex from Clay, then R-Truth on his shoulder, but R-Truth free. Clay on R-Truth back in a corner, then whips R-Truth who hits the mat. Clay uses the second rope to bum slam down on R-Truth. Clubbing forearm over R-Truth’s shoulder to his back. R-Truth up on Clay’s shoulder, but then just dropped to the mat. Elbow drop on R-Truth for two.

R-Truth corner first, then splashed in the back. Clay splashes again, then Woods on announce calling out the Dactyls to distract Clay. R-Truth fights back and takes Clay down for three.

Winner – R-Truth (4:05)

JBL is unhappy because Woods knocked over his hot chocolate. R-Truth, Woods and the Dactyls dance in the ring while Clay whimpers on the stage.

Backstage Segment

Trip heads to the ring.

Commercial

In Ring Segment

Trip to the ring.

Trip – For The Authority was an epic year, but I guarantee that 2014 will be something you’ve never seen before. With that, help me welcome this man back to the WWE.

Brock’s music hits and out he comes, Heyman in tow. Trip shakes Heyman hand, then hands him the mic. Trip over to Brock, extends his hand. Brock doesn’t want to shake, but Heyman nods, and his lips can be read, he said, “He’s the guy who signs the checks.” Trip smiles, nods and leaves to “Boring!” chants.

Heyman – Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman. As you can clearly see, The Beast is back. Now, in this age of transparency, my client has authorized me to inform you of his mission statement here in the WWE. My client, Brock Lesnar is not here to settle old scores. Brock has no old scores. You fight Brock Lesnar, you lose to Brock Lesnar, Brock Lesnar forgets about you. Nor is Brock Lesnar here as an instrument of revenge to those who did wrong to me, Paul Heyman. I have a forgiving heart, I put those beating in my past, because I’m a bigger man than any on of you. This isn’t about me, this is about my client, Brock Lesnar. Here it is, why is Brock Lesnar back in the WWE. Here’s what’s best for business. My client, Brock Lesnar, hereby declares his desire to be the WWE WHC. With that means for Cena and Orton is that who ever emerges from their match as the WWE WHC, the winner is ultimately t loser, because the Champion will then have to face the self declared #1 contender, Brock Lesnar.

Brock (with Heyman’s arm around him) – See, I don’t really care if it’s Orton or Cena, (Brock steps well away from Heyman) as far as I’m concerned there ain’t nobody in this building, or this company that can stop me, Brock Lesnar. I don’t have to win a Royal Rumble Match to be deserving enough to be, for a Championship match. I don’t have to stand in some mysterious line for a Title shot, as far as I’m concerned, that line starts right here, behind me. That’s right, and I dare anybody, I dare anybody to come down here to do something about that.

Heyman – We might enough say goodnight right now, as there’s no that’s man enough to take anyone up on Brock’s dare. Brock’s life is like a t-shirt – Eat, Sleep, Conquer, Repeat! What Brock Lesnar wants, Brock Lesnar takes. What’s for the taking is the WWE WHC, and it will be taken by the man who will challenge the winner between Cena and Orton, The Beast Incarnate, Brock Lesnar.

Henry’s music and out he comes to the stage. He paces on the stage, then removes his shirt. More pacing, then Henry heads to the ring. Henry up and climbing in when Brock attacks with a knee. Brock out and takes an elbow to the gut. Brock tossed over the barricaded and out. Henry over, but Brock spears Henry back through the barricade. Brock is standing, Henry still down. Henry sells the pain. Brock pulls Henry up, lifts Henry up, positions well between the ring and announce, and hits a perfect F5.

Heyman (off mic) – He got the message. He understands. He understand. Someone had to be made an example of, and it’s Mark Henry.

Video recap of the high points of the attack. Henry on the floor selling the attack.

Commercial

Video

Recap of the fight between Brock and Henry.

Total Divas vs True Divas

Total Divas to the ring to Bellas music, minus JoJo. True Divas in the ring.

Eva Marie starts the match, telling the rest she can do it. She locks up with Kaitlyn. Back elbow from Eva Marie, then she blows kisses. Kaitlyn lands a drop kick, then kicks her in a corner. Short whip on Eva Marie, then back breaker for two. Kaitlyn telegraphed, kicked, then slapped. None of the Divas will tag Eva Marie out, so she slaps Cameron in the chest. Cameron taken down, then Fox tags in, but Cameron sends her flipping. Cameron up for head scissors, but Fox steps too far back from the corner with Cameron’s feet on her shoulders, pulling Cameron off the corner before she can hit the move. Cameron falls face first, really wrenching her neck in the process. Fox pins for two to cover the huge botch. (Guess Cameron won’t be saying Fox had one of the best matches she’s ever seen now!) Fox brings Cameron to the heel corner, slams her back and Summer Rae tags in, then Rosa tags in – both blonde in red outfits. Aksana tags in and on Cameron for two. Arm hold on Cameron who somehow keeps going in this match after that terrible botch by Fox. Aksana pins Cameron for two. Aksana on Cameron’s head. Jaw breaker on Aksana, then Cameron kicks her off to tag in Nikki. Aksana slammed, then a clothesline and drop kick on Aksana. Clothesline in a corner, then Nikki lifts Aksana and all Divas rush the ring. They all fight, but it’s only Nikki and Aksana left in the ring. Back elbow to Rosa on apron. Aksana uses that distraction to take Nikki down, slingshot off the top for three.

Winners – True Divas (5:23)

True Divas celebrate on the ramp as Total Divas nurse their wounds in the ring, Cameron holding her neck, but not falling apart completely.

Video

The Wyatt Family attack on Bryan, tossing him off the loading dock two weeks ago.

Commercial

Video

Recap of the Tribute To The Troops, and video of the Superstars with the US Military.

Announce Segment

King says Henry has to go to a medical facility for x-rays as he’s in a lot of pain. Keep checking back for more info on Henry.

Backstage Segment

Maddox apologizes for the ref incident with Khali earlier. Steph says Maddox has been impressive tonight. Steph is really looking forward to Old School Raw. Maddox says he’s doing better than Kane could have, and has Steph’s favorites lined up for next RAW. Steph asks about Trip’s favorites? Trip says it says he’s going to be here. Maddox replies with, “Woooo! Woooo!” Trip tells him not to do it any more. Maddox starts to leave, but comes back with one more, “Woooo!”

Announce Segment

King is excited to wear a classic old jacket next week. (Classic King, or classic gold?)

In Ring Segment

Bryan out to HUGE “YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Commercial

Bryan vs Harper

Bryan in the ring leading the chants. The Wyatt Family out to the ring.

Harper backs Bryan into a corner, works him over. Bryan runs the ropes under Harper’s elbows. Bryan kicks at Harper in a corner to “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” Low drop kick on Harper’s leg, but then Harper comes back. Bryan works Harper’s leg in the ropes, the running attack on that knee. Bryan still on Harper’s left leg. Bryan sets up Harper’s legs, almost into a surfboard, but not all the way up, just enough to put Harper on his knees and wrench his head back. Blows on Harper in a corner, but Harper fights back. Double hand chop to Bryan, then blows on Bryan in a corner. Harper takes Bryan down on the mat. Bryan runs the ropes, but quickly collides with Harper. Bryan eats a slingshot up into the second rope. Harper looks back at Bray. Gator roll on Bryan into a side headlock on the mat. Bryan up with blows, but Harper back on Bryan in a corner. Bryan whipped, but then hits a drop toe hold so Harper eats corner. Bryan rushes Harper, but slammed to the mat for two.

Commercial

Chinlock on Bryan in the center of the ring, on the mat. Bryan up, takes a blow. Bryan whipped, runs up, flips over, manages a clothesline on Harper, but both are down. “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” Harper rushes, but Bryan pulls the top rope down. Flying goat and Harper into the barricade. Bryan in, another flying goat and Harper goes down. “YES!” kicks against the barricade. Harper rolled in, Bryan climbs up top with a missile drop kick! Bryan kips up, then “YES!” kicks, and Harper ducks, but Bryan comes back with one from the other side for a long two.

Bray is yelling in at Harper to get up and get Bryan! “YES!” kicks in a corner on Harper, then Harper set up top, but up, tries for head scissors, but Bryan caught and power bombed off the corner for a long two. Harper is in shock, his eyes wide. Bray is talking to himself, hat off, watching closely. The fans are loud, but not in a specific direction, just loud. Forearm to Bryan’s face, then a slap to Bryan’s face, and another that drops him. Harper pulls Bryan up, and Bryan blocks a punch and lands his own. Belly-to-back suplex, and Bryan landed oddly, on his toes, shoulder and face, but kicks out.

“Daniel Bryan!” chants. “YES!” lock in the center of the ring, but Harper breaks it with his power, possibly biting Bryan to get free. Bryan slammed back. Upper cut and blows on Bryan in a corner, then a belly-to-back, but Bryan lands on his feet and comes back for the three!

Winner – Bryan (15:04)

Bryan vs Rowan

Rowan on Bryan, but the ref pulls Rowan off Bryan to make sure Bryan is okay. Bryan tossed out, and Rowan out after him. Harper sitting at the broken barricade trying to recover from his match as Bryan is tossed like a doll over announce and into the wall.

Commercial

Fists to the sides of Bryan’s head, squishing, but Bryan comes back with kicks. Rowan lifts Bryan high, lets him fall hard for two. Bryan laid across the corner, and Rowan with blows on him. Rowan on the second ropes for a fall-away slam. Cole says Bryan might have hurt his knee on that landing. Rowan looks back at Bray, but then rolled up in a small package for three.

Winner – Bryan (6:35)

Rowan drops an elbow on Bryan, keeps on him, but Harper in and drags Rowan away. Bray all smiles as he removes his hat and heads for the ring.

Bryan vs Bray

The ref won’t start until Bryan is up, so Bray back bends in a corner. Bryan with a thumb up, Bray rushes Bryan, then stops with a smile. Before Bray and Bryan can start, Rowan and Harper attack and the ref calls for the bell.

Winner – Bryan (0:12)

Bryan tossed out. Harper sends Bryan into the barricade. Rowan then sends Bryan into the barricade, then back into the ring. Rowan with a running splash on Bryan, then Rowan sends Bryan into a Harper clothesline. Bray standing in the corner watching, then steps out preaching. Rowan and Harper slam Bryan to the mat.

Bray – There’s a place in a meadow. A place you can hide. Hark when the reapers leave this world behind. Hahaha. I’m afraid Bryan, this is where our story ends. I have no mercy left to give. It could have been good, could have been better, could have been perfect! This is your fault. I’m going to punish you. I want you to open your eyes! Open your eyes and look at your dismay. Open your eyes Bryan. This is the end.

Bryan – You’re right.

Bray – Say it again.

Bryan – You’re right.

Bray (off mic) – Say it again! Say it again. Get up and say it again! Say it! Say it!

Bryan – You’re right! You were always right. No matter how many matched I won, no matter how loud these people cheered for me, you were always right. The machine, the machine would never let me win. No matter how loud you people chanted, you chanted “YES!” in every building I’ve been to, and they don’t care. (to Bray) I’m yours. Let me join The Family.

“NO!” “NO!” “NO!”

Bray extends a hand, Bryan reaches, but Bray pulls his hand away.

Bray (off mic) – Crawl. Crawl.

Bray grabs Bryan, kisses Bryan, then hits Sister Abigail.

Bray (off mic) – This is going to change everything!

Rowan and Harper drab Bryan by his arms to the side of the ring, pull him out, help him to the bottom of the ramp, then make Bryan walk up the ramp on his own, head up the ramp to Bray who leads Bryan away.

On the top of the ramp Bray yells at Bryan, pointing around at all the “NO!” “NO!” “NO!” screaming fans. Bryan looks around at the fans who are wild over this. Bryan hangs his head, looks pissed, starts seething. “Daniel Bryan!” chants. Bryan looks around at them all, hangs his head again. He shakes his head, turns and leaves, following Bray, a broken man.

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

    Hello! Who’s ready for the last RAW of 2013?

    • Alex Gallardo

      I’m just hoping that they’ll do a better job with it than last week’s Raw.

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

        I’m hoping.

      • Nostaljack

        That had to be what it was. They were off; it was taped; those things happen. This will be better…

        • Alex Gallardo

          I hope so, it just seems like these two weeks are filler for WWE.

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

            Usually, but not always. Sometimes they give us a zinger this week.

          • Nostaljack

            There are two spoilers up…and I’ve read neither. At least I know we’re in for something…;)

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Aye! It sounds like a fun night!

          • Nostaljack

            It will be either way. Many of us Raw crazies are already here!

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

            Two? I will admit that I read one, but that’s because it’s easier to know while writing results.

          • Nostaljack

            Share nothing! LOL! I like my surprises…;)

    • DanfromOz

      Right hereee

    • David Jr.

      I am.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Evening Everybody. I am checking in early this evening

  • Nostaljack

    Hey, chilluns!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    It has been quite the topsy turvy year for Raw this year. I hope somehow creative can get their act in order and give us a consistently better product in 2014

    • Nostaljack

      This has also been the year of fantastic work. We have Daniel Bryan and The Shield…IN THE WWE! Who’d-a thunk it? And they’re all over!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    This year wasn’t a total train wreck, when creative came good, did they ever come good, but when they stank, boy did they ever.

    • Alex Gallardo

      After Summerslam I was getting really into WWE’s programming and starting liking them more, however, they yet again ruined what could have been a good storyline.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I hope they make the segment with the New Year’s Baby, as short and as painless as possible.

  • The Breaker

    Who’s ready for some classic RAW holiday high jinks?

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

      Ugh! I hope not!

      • The Breaker

        Big Show dressed up as Baby New Year in a backstage segment is practically confirmed…

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

          I know, but as Navin said, hopefully it will be short and painless.

          • The Breaker

            Better yet, just keep it on the WWE App! That way only those seeking visual punishment can see it!

    • Alex Gallardo

      I can’t say that I’ll enjoy watching Big Show dressed up as a baby.

      • The Breaker

        Everyone should be with you on that!

        • Nostaljack

          …and we are!

  • Mike McCarthy

    Hey everyone, not gonna be here all night. Wanted to take a second to fill you guys in, I’ve been in PA these last few weeks, my father lives here and has cancer bad. So I came here to spend the holidays with him and some other family members. My WWE App station is at my home in Georgia, haven’t watched Raw live since the beginning of December.

    • Nostaljack

      Oh, man. Just be with your dad. Our thoughts are, of course, with both of you. Hang in there!

    • Alex Gallardo

      I’m sorry about your dad and take as much time as you can to be with him.

      • Mike McCarthy

        Thanks, but I’ll be back in GA next week.

        • Alex Gallardo

          We’ll see you then. I love your App updates but, as others have said, family comes first.

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      Family comes first

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Mike, I’ll keep you and your family in my thoughts. Take it easy, and be with them.

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

      Big hugs. I’m glad you’ve been able to spend this time with him and your family, and I hope everything is as painless as possible for your father.

    • The Breaker

      Thanks for stopping by, Mike! I’ll be praying for your father!

  • Danny Philippi

    Are you ready for some wrestling! Had gray background for a few minutes but I made it through. My prediction for tonight’s Raw: The Road to WrestleMania is longer than it may appear.

    • Alex Gallardo

      Me too, but luckily I was able to get rid of it after changing browsers. It’s only after this week that things get really exciting for WWE. For now we’re stuck with Big Show dressed as a baby.

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

      Like the holiday season, the Road to WM gets longer ever year.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Well everyone, I’m here! I’m not at 100% as I am recovering from a stomach virus, but I will try to be here as much as possible!

  • Danny Philippi

    Just saw Daniel Bryan named Wrestler of the Year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated, getting 36 percent of the vote. Second was John Cena with 22 percent. Randy Orton placed fourth with 7 percent.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Who was 3rd?

      • Nostaljack

        Jumpin’ Jeff Farmer

      • Danny Philippi

        Bully Ray.

        • Nostaljack

          See? I was right!

        • Alex Gallardo

          He deserved to be that high, he’s the best current heel in wrestling and the buildup and pay off to his heel turn at Lockdown was awesome.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Glad he at least made the list, but he deserved 2nd. He had a much better year than Cena IMO.

          • Nostaljack

            He kinda did…if you like your indie workers…LOL!!

          • Alex Gallardo

            His heel turn and title win was one of the few things I marked out for in 2013.

        • David Jr.

          Did you see the results on the magazine or online? Bully Ray should win for most hated.

          • Danny Philippi

            It was on PWI’s website.

  • Seth

    Alright…got my soda…my feet kicked up. Time to enjoy some wrestl’n..

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Before Business Picks Up I would just like to personally wish each and every one of you an early Happy New Year and wishing you and yours the very best in 2014.

    • Alex Gallardo

      You too, 2013 was another year of learning, growth, and happiness for me and I hope that will carry on for me and everyone else in 2014.

  • The Breaker

    Any time WNW posts RAW spoilers I get a little excited! I know it’s the New Year’s show but we might be in for a surprise (the good kind, hopefully!)!

    • Alex Gallardo

      Let’s hope that can save the show from whatever awful segment they’re going to have Big Show in.

      • The Breaker

        I’m hoping for something so awesome that it wipes the dreadful sight from my memory!

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    The Authority has some announcements to make? ooh this should be interesting.

    • The Breaker

      Looks like the first man out will be Triple H, per usual!

      • David Jr.

        Nope CM Punk.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        FAIL!

        • Xavier

          Lol

        • The Breaker

          Yeah yeah, laugh it up. But I ain’t no Sabin!

  • Yazan Hamdan

    Well here’s to the last RAW of 2013! Cheers!

  • Danny Philippi

    Two minutes of NCIS then it’s SHOWTIME!

  • Danny Philippi

    Over/under: 5.5 minute Triple H promo.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Over!

    • Seth

      Over.

    • Alex Gallardo

      Probably over.

  • Seth

    Here comes CM Punk. Crowd is happy.

  • Xavier

    What’s good everyone

    • Nostaljack

      What it is, Xavier!

      • Xavier

        Nothing much bro, just chilling

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Xavier! Missed you dude!

      • Xavier

        Yeah it’s been a minute. I got a new job a few weeks ago in West Texas working on a oil rig so I work crazy hours. Off this week though

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Cool! BTW, there is a spammer in need of a ban in your FB group.

          • Xavier

            Who?

          • Alex Gallardo

            Shideng Bie.

          • Xavier

            Okay. Just deleted them.

          • Alex Gallardo

            I noticed that too, he should handle that.

      • David Jr.

        Did you just hit your 7500 comment?

        • Xavier

          Lol not sure, let me check

          • David Jr.

            I was asking Jesse.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I did!

  • Alex Gallardo

    And CM Punk opens up the show. That’s a little different.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Cheap Pop!

  • Danny Philippi

    Who’s scheduled to appear tonight’s Raw with another show in Toronto?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I can list 3 who aren’t. Cena, Orton, and Big Show.

      • Navin T. Ramkissoon

        I think Big Show will be there. Remember he is the New Year’s Baby Jesse

        • Jesse Sherwood

          He was on the advertisements for tonight. They just needed someone to embarrass in the diaper.

  • The Breaker

    Sometimes I don’t even remember Ambrose is US Champ.

    • Nostaljack

      LOL!

    • Alex Gallardo

      When was the last time he defended that belt.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Hell in a Cell.

    • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

      Hard not to when he hasn’t defended since Hell-In-A-Cell.

    • Gesus Oliver

      I just had this conversation with my friend last night. Would combining the IC and US title be good? Where does that leave the Shield? Should be broken up now or to continue teasing it subtly until it runs its course?

      • The Breaker

        They don’t need to rush into it but I think they might as well combine the two.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Have no fear Gesus is here.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Gesus! *Hugs, then DDT’s into a chair*

      • Gesus Oliver

        *kicks out at 2*

    • David Jr.

      Have no few of what?

      • Gesus Oliver

        stupid apple and it’s stupid Auto correct ugh.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Sierra
    Hotel
    India
    Echo
    Lima
    Delta
    SHIELD!!!

    • Seth

      Ambrose mic time to boot. I’m a happy man.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Here comes the Shield!

  • Yazan Hamdan

    Did anybody notice the look Seth Rollins had when he picked up Ambrose’s title?

    • Seth

      ‘It might be mine in a few months.’

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Punk is sewing some seeds of dissension withing The Shield.

  • Gesus Oliver

    If Punk can beat all of them in a 3 on 1 handicap match why would we think he would have a hard time with one of them?

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Seeds of doubt. Shield break-up is near.

  • The Breaker

    Ambrose assumes Punk is saying he’s the best!

  • Xavier

    This segment shouldn’t have opened the show

    • Gesus Oliver

      Wrong.

      • Xavier

        Right, segment is kind of flat

        • Gesus Oliver

          So is your attitude. I think it creates a nice little set up for the show. Messing with the shields minds.

          • Xavier

            Lol My attitude is fine

          • Gesus Oliver

            Nope Mr. Flattitude.

          • Xavier

            That’s 2.0 to you sir

          • Gesus Oliver

            I don’t even know what that means so umm…Silva!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Hardy joke.

          • Gesus Oliver

            That’s not very live for the moment.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Maybe, but it is splintering the shield before our eyes! I will bet they will implode by RR!

          • Gesus Oliver

            I hope not.

          • Xavier

            Yeah I can see that happening. They won’t be a faction by mania that’s for sure

          • Gesus Oliver

            This faction has so much mileage left on it I’d hate to see it implode now :’(

          • Xavier

            I’ll give the WWE the benefit of the doubt, they’re usually pretty good about ending factions at the right time. Better to end them when they are still over then wait too long.

          • Gesus Oliver

            To quote Switch from Matrix “Not like this, not like this.”

    • Alex Gallardo

      Why do you say that?

      • Gesus Oliver

        It’s not drawing?

        • Alex Gallardo

          We won’t know if it draws or not till the ratings come out for that segment.

          • Gesus Oliver

            It’s punk though, he never draws amirite?

          • Alex Gallardo

            Not necessarily.

          • Gesus Oliver

            :-O :-O :-O

          • Alex Gallardo

            Just because I’m not a fan of him as a main event player doesn’t mean that he can’t draw.

          • Gesus Oliver

            Glad to hear you finally changed your tune. *air fives Kendra*

          • Alex Gallardo

            I’ll admit that I was a little too hard on them. With more information my opinions will keep changing.

      • Xavier

        Feels like a cluterfest and kind of fail flat for me. Would of been better off just going into Punk/Rollins to start

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

    Oh man this is good

    • Nostaljack

      It’s a little bit of a cluster but it’s decent.

  • Xavier

    Wow, nice pop for Reigns

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Punk vs. Rollins? Battle of the Look A Likes!

  • Danny Philippi

    Punk is to sickle as Shield is to ice.

  • The Breaker

    People chanting for Roman Reigns!

  • Gesus Oliver

    what Brad Maddox is still a thing?

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Maddox, wow there’s a shock. Is this the first time we are seeing him since his match with Randy Orton

  • David Jr.

    Did Punk and Rollins ever wrestle in ROH?

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Maddox! It’s been a couple of weeks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    I guess everyone woke up and remembered Maddox was the GM.

    • thepowerserge

      Was it just me or did one of the Shield guys ask who this guy(Maddox) was? It was absolutely hilarious.

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

    Maddox is still around?

  • The Breaker

    Cena vs Rollins on SmackDown and now Punk vs Rollins!

  • Danny Philippi

    Maddox got the same reaction as Grand Master Sexy.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    This should be a good match.

  • Nostaljack

    I’m really waiting to see a way Rollins can break out. Maybe we’ll see something.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He broke out on SD this past week, but you would have known that if you read The Breakdown!

      • Gesus Oliver

        BURN!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          *Cheap plug is super effective!*

          • Seth

            You going to level up and learn a new move? :P

          • The Breaker

            What are Jesse’s four moves?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            *Jesse learns 5 Combo of Doom!*
            *What move do you want to forget?*
            *Chain Wrestling*
            *Cheap Plug*
            *PipeBomb*
            *Kick Out At 2*

          • Gesus Oliver

            You never learned Fly. You’re never going to get over.

          • Nostaljack

            Oh alright, I’ll be sure to read it…LOL! I’m clearly missing out. I usually work on Friday nights so I can’t watch the show.

          • Gesus Oliver

            Get Hulu no excuses. Then again I don’t work at the time Smackdown is on and still choose not to watch.

        • Nostaljack

          OWWWWW!!!!!!

  • Avalanchian

    So I wonder if this is the beginning of the potential Shield breakup.

  • Seth

    Sort’a feels like of the three to me…Rollins might be in some trouble post Shield because I think he’ll fall into the ‘hell of a hand nothing more’ quagmire at least initally.

    Not bad work but it’s not top flight star level.

  • Nostaljack

    App Stuff: Match continues. Rollins in an arm bar. Rollins in a head lock. A little back and forth and they stare at each other. Commentators going on about dissension in The Shield. Rollins in an arm twist and reversed onto Punk. Blocked duplex attempt by Rollins. Rollins in a chin lock. Commentators accuse Maddox of currying favor tonight to impress the Authority.

  • Danny Philippi

    Next week’s Raw is Old School Raw. I want to know some names you want to see appear next week.

    • Ashley

      NAO – They are my fav!

      • Gesus Oliver

        FAV 5 FAV 5!

      • David Jr.

        Forget Road Dogg and Mr. Ass. I want the Roadie and Rockabilly.

    • David Jr.

      Manataur, Duke the Dumpster Droese, the Goon, Max Moon, Damien Demento and Aldo Montaya.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Skinner and Waylon Mercy!

        • David Jr.

          Berzerker. Huff Huff Huff.

      • thepowerserge

        Billy and Chuck, Too Hot, Demolition and Strike Force.

  • Yazan Hamdan

    So who do you guys think is going to cost Rollins the match?

    • Xavier

      Ambrose

      • Nostaljack

        I want them in a feud!!!

      • Alex Gallardo

        I would love to see them feud.

        • Xavier

          Who Ambrose & Rollins?

          • Nostaljack

            Ambrose and Reigns!

          • Xavier

            If they’re gonna bring Batista back I’d love to see Reigns get a shot at him at Mania

          • Nostaljack

            I want Reigns to feud with someone who will actually stick around. Batista wouldn’t be a bad one though.

          • Gesus Oliver

            It’d be nice to see Reigns get that high profile experience before he moves onto someone long term.

          • Nostaljack

            I could get with that. That would work.

          • Gesus Oliver

            Of course it will. I am a booking GOD! In your face Dusty.

          • Xavier

            A clean win over Batista would be huge for Reigns. Honestly though I’m against any former stars coming back but if Batista is going to be there they might as well use him to put a up *& comer over

          • Alex Gallardo

            Yeah.

      • Yazan Hamdan

        I think it would be Ambrose but because of storyline and the tension between the shield Rollins will end up blaming Reigns

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    I’m becoming scared of a JBL/Cole match. X_X

  • David Jr.

    JBL’s complaining about a move that CM Punk uses alot?

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

      He is complaining about Punk cheating and Cole is defending the move, Vince is moving creative away from the heel v babyface concept, I don’t know if it will work

      • Xavier

        It won’t. The good guy/bad guy formula is a tried and true formula. It’s the basic art of story telling that can’t be ignored

        • Gesus Oliver

          Woah there Cornette should we go back to territories too since they’re tried and true? GAWD.

          Seriously, moving away from that concept is stupiddddd.

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

    I see they’re going with the no heel or babyface

  • Danny Philippi

    One New Year’s resolution: Try not to stab my eardrums listening to JBL’s commentating.

    • Gesus Oliver

      You should rather make a your resolution to enjoy decent commentating.

      • David Jr.

        Put Rene Young and William Regal at the table.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          And A-Ry!

          • Seth

            In short…if you don’t watch NXT…check it out. It’s a fun hour show.

          • Gesus Oliver

            I’ve constantly said it’s WWE’s best constantly run content.

          • Alex Gallardo

            Where exactly do you watch that show without getting Hulu Plus?

          • The Breaker

            Free on Hulu.com

          • Jesse Sherwood

            It’s free in the US on Hulu!

          • Alex Gallardo

            Oh, I thought it was just on a premium service. I’ll have to check out that show.

        • Navin T. Ramkissoon

          They are really good on NXT

        • Gesus Oliver

          They just hit on each other….and is better than anything these 3 men do in the booth.

    • Alex Gallardo

      I don’t really have a problem with JBL, it’s just when he’s with Cole and Jerry.

  • Nostaljack

    BOTCHAMANIA!!!

    • Yazan Hamdan

      wasn’t paying attention what happened?

      • Gesus Oliver

        oh, a wrestler botched a move.

  • Seth

    That’s a hard landing on the barricade.

  • Nostaljack

    Ambrose is indian-style on the floor next to Punk! Genius!

  • Nostaljack

    App stuff: Punk on the ground. Rollins grabs him and drops his throat into the barricade. Rollins rolls back in. Punk back in slowly. Rollins works on back. Ronni Garvin-style back stretch on Punk. Commentators talking about the individual attributes of the Shield members. Rollins in control and back to USA.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Ambrose with a sly smile as Rollins misses Punk!

    • Nostaljack

      Ambrose. Is. Gold.

      • Seth

        Ambrose can sell ANYTHING with his face.

        • Nostaljack

          Truth! He has the psychology thing down as completely as anyone who’s ever worked.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I’d go as far as to say he could be this generation’s Pillman.

          • Seth

            You don’t always know how to define ‘IT’ factor…but Ambrose has it all over him just by being able to come across like a legitimate nutcase.

          • Nostaljack

            Yeah, but Ambrose is smarter about it than Pillman was. Pillman could be awfully reckless.

  • Danny Philippi

    Raw Replay brought to you by Jackson Hewitt. Guess I.R.S. is working in promotions.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      *Gives High 5*

      • Danny Philippi

        *Gives Low 5 followed by Face Pound*

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I wish we were able to see the match between Punk and Rollins and The Kings of Wrestling on NXT Last Year, but sadly that was a dark match

    • Gesus Oliver

      Thanks Obama.

  • Nostaljack

    More dissension planted.

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

    trouble in paradise

  • Xavier

    Solid match here

  • Scottyo614

    Punk and Rollins just stole the show in the first 20 minutes

  • Yazan Hamdan

    That was a sick reversal into a GTS!

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

    They going to have a tough time matching the opening tonight. That was great!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Awesome match there between both guys. Its safe to say that Rollins’ stock may be on the rise after his matches with Cena on SD and Punk tonight

  • Nostaljack

    Here’s mush mouth!

    • Gesus Oliver

      He’s the big mush!

      • Nostaljack

        It’s Brad Adamle!

  • The Breaker

    WWE obviously doesn’t care about subtlety when it comes to The Shield’s breakup…

    • Nostaljack

      It’s been going at a pretty good pace.

      • The Breaker

        I dunno, to me it’s been a little uneven.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Kane’s mask?

  • Ashley

    Kane’s mask in a glass box? Weird

    • Gesus Oliver

      Steph has Takers balls in her purse, and Kane’s mask in a glass box.

      • Seth

        Flashbacks of their unholy wedding.

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

        I don’t want to know what she’s done with Hunter’s

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Chopped off and made animatronic?

      • Ashley

        See now I would have the balls in the glass box, but that is just me

        • Gesus Oliver

          Ooo la la madam.

  • David Jr.

    Stephanie McMahon’s going to announce The Main Event for the Royal Rumble PPV. Let me guess the Royal Rumble.

    • Yazan Hamdan

      hahaha nah i think it could possibly be Batista vs Lesnar. Possibly.

    • Alex Gallardo

      Last year they had CM Punk vs. The Rock main event so it may not be the Rumble.

      • David Jr.

        That was because of the Rock though.

        • Alex Gallardo

          Still, they could still do the same thing this year.

          • David Jr.

            Curious, other matches to main event a Royal Rumble besides the Royal Rumble were Kurt Angle vs. Mark Henry in 2006. Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker in 1998. Shawn Michaels vs. Sycho Sid in 1997. Undertaker vs. Bret Hart in 1996.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Cena/Orton rematch.

      • The Breaker

        Because it’s best for business!

  • Danny Philippi

    Hopefully Stephanie can make her announcement before being interrupted, unlike what’s her face last Thursday.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Bryan running a gauntlet to get to Bray? Wow

  • Nostaljack

    App stuff: Josh mentions this is last Raw of 2013. His new years resolution is to get 2 mill Twitter followers, etc. Eric Rowan and Luke Harper’s matches with Bryan mentioned. Not much happened with this break.

  • Yazan Hamdan

    Does anybody think the main event for the rumblecould possibly, just a slight chance, be Batista vs Lesnar?

    • Xavier

      That would be great but I have a feeling Batista will end up winning the Rumble, I really hope I’m wrong though b/c if anyone but Bryan wins the Rumble this year it would be a crime in my book

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I’m still calling for Cena to win the title off of Orton and Bryan to win the Rumble.

        • Xavier

          Cena/Bryan II with Bryan going over clean again setting up a……………………………….?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Setting up Bryan getting his true reign as Champion. A good, solid 6-8 month run.

          • Xavier

            And……………………………

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Nope, it won’t EVER happen.

          • Xavier

            Lol, never say never. Bret Hart hugged Shawn Michaels. I saw it with my own eyes. Rock came back and fought John Cena. I saw that with my own eyes as well and then I saw Bruno go into the HOF. True story BTW

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Ok, I’ll make an addendum. Cena will have to get booed out of EVERY arena for a year straight and be nearly a pariah to the industry ala HH in 1994-95 before it happens.

          • Alex Gallardo

            If I had it my way I would be building up Bryan vs. HHH for WM. It would culminate with Bryan finally beating his biggest challenge and winning the belt.

        • Xavier

          I still think the WWE is making a huge mistake by not pulling the trigger on Cena/Taker this year

  • Seth

    I know this is kind’a late but…Steph’s music isn’t annoying. It’s just bad. Really really bad.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    She’s had the music for a while now, but I still really hate Steph’s music.

    • Seth

      JINX!

    • Alex Gallardo

      Me too, I thought her last theme song was better.

  • Nostaljack

    You can just tell when Randy was juicing, can’t you?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      No comment.

      • Nostaljack

        Shouldn’t you be getting ready for your match, Mr. Orton?

    • Gesus Oliver

      I don’t see a juicer or fruits…

      • Nostaljack

        No comment.

        • Gesus Oliver

          Slap chop fan?

          • Nostaljack

            LOL!!!

          • Ashley

            Yes, far healthier than juicing!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Batista should not win the Rumble on his first match back. I can see Reigns possibly taking Kane’s elimination record out though. I honestly can not see anyone outside of Bryan, Punk,Sheamus, Cena and possibly Batista winning the Rumble

    • Xavier

      Anyone but Bryan would be a crime and a huge mistake on the WWE’s part

      • Navin T. Ramkissoon

        No arguments from me here.

  • The Breaker

    That video should’ve come with a disclaimer that Orton was never the top guy at any point in time.

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

    WOW What a surprise!!!!!!!

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

      Perhaps a little overkill on the sarcasm?

  • Yazan Hamdan

    Well that was dissapointing…

  • Danny Philippi

    UGH! Talk about recycled script.

  • Nostaljack

    The “devil” is back?

  • The Breaker

    Cena vs. Orton…. a REMATCH?! Woah! What a blockbuster announcement!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    That was a lot of hype for well…..nothing

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Looks like they may be trying to conclude the Wyatt/Bryan storyline tonight. Or maybe revisiting the Devil?

    • The Breaker

      I really do want to see them pick back up on that story.

  • Nostaljack

    App stuff: Josh mentions Royal Rumble and Steph’s announcement. He interviews Maddox. “Hi Josh!” Josh: We’ve been talking about New Years Resolutions. What’s yours? Maddox: Not gonna talk about next year until this ones’ done. Latter tonight, I’m gonna give all the power to you, Universe. Damien Sandow will face the opponent of your choosing. Get on WWE app and vote now!

    • The Breaker

      The choices for Sandow’s opponent are The Great Khali, Kofi Kingston, or The Miz. I’m predicting it’s the Punjabi Playboy!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Kofi.

      • Nostaljack

        Good catch. I was a little distracted by life on that one. Thanks!

  • Danny Philippi

    One New Year’s Resolution: Watch one Kevin Hart film and have prove that he is not comical funny and just the butt of his own jokes.

  • Nostaljack

    Play time’s over, children!

  • Seth

    For some reason I see that Batista thing I keep hearing that little kid scream ‘I HATE YOU BATISTA’ and then him shouting back ‘I hate you too!’

    Favorite Batista moment.

  • Nostaljack

    Curtis Axel: Jobbingly yours!

  • Danny Philippi

    Curt Axel, do not quit you day job as a trucker.

    • Danny Philippi

      Still think he beats Ziggles here.

      • Nostaljack

        NO!!! Don’t say that. It might actually happen. They freely throw Ziggly-puffs to the wolves.

      • David Jr.

        What’s worse losing to Axel or what Cena did to him on the last Raw of 2012?

  • The Breaker

    Triple H has an announcement too? Well, Steph set the bar pretty low…

  • Yazan Hamdan

    Ok prediction time, what do you guys think the HHH prediction is?

    • Navin T. Ramkissoon

      To Formally Announce Old School Raw for Next Week

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Has to be, since there hasn’t been a mention of it yet.

    • Kanewty

      Likely something to do with Batista, or people in the rumble.. But I’ll go off the board & say ic& us titles unified at rumble

  • Nostaljack

    When you see Ziggler cut a promo right after Axel, you can really see how awful Axel is. LOL!!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It was quite sad.

      • Seth

        Either you got it or you don’t. One person has it and flaunted it. The other person doesn’t and it got exposed…again.

        • Nostaljack

          I’d rather be at the DMV than listen to Axel cut a promo.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Multiple simultaneous root canals sound more fun!

          • David Jr.

            Which is shocking how bad he is gven that “GREAT” promo he gave at the end of NXT season 2. The Genesis of McGillicutty.

      • Alex Gallardo

        I’m just glad they took the IC title off of him.

        • Nostaljack

          Amen!

  • Nostaljack

    Um…what was that?

  • Danny Philippi

    Ziggler’s 2013: Talented like Shawn Michaels, Bright as Marty Jennetty.

    • Yazan Hamdan

      Hahahaha that just made my night

    • Nostaljack

      LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!! If there was a way to make that the title of the “results”, it should be done.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Sending to Kendra!

        • Nostaljack

          YES! YES! YES!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Almost anything else can be bigger than what Stephanie announced King, almost anything

  • Nostaljack

    YES!!!

  • The Breaker

    Let’s hope Ziggler has a better 2014. I’m not totally optimistic though.

    • Alex Gallardo

      Considering the way he was treated this year, I don’t think that thing will change. But you never know when it comes to wrestling.

      • thepowerserge

        My least favorite line of the show was the mention that Ziggler and Axel are 2 of the brightest young stars in the E. That SOUNDS good, but how useful is it to be a “bright, young star” in WWE when the main event is saddled with the same old crap.

  • Yazan Hamdan

    I’m calling it right now, Kofi vs Sandow then Miz costs Kofi his match.

  • Nostaljack

    App stuff: Josh: Lots happening on final Raw on 2013. Plugs WWE app. Kofi out. What’s your New Years resolution. Kofi: I don’t really believe in them. If you want to make a change, make one. Why wait for a new year? If you have one…Miz out to interrupt: If you want to vote for Kingston, you know what he’ll do. But if you want something that [sic] you don’t know what you’re going to get, I’m shock value. The fact is that people will love it. My resolution is to win. Kofi: Maybe no one cares about you. Miz: really? Kofi and Miz arguing as they walk away.

  • The Breaker

    Here’s the Old School RAW announcement! Guess Triple H won’t be talking about this!

  • Seth

    3 ain’t enough man he still needs 5!

    • The Breaker

      He should use the 5 count again!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      They really need to let him use the 5 Count on the main roster!

      • David Jr.

        Maybe on Raw Old School he can have King Kong Bundy tell him to start demanding a 5 count.

  • Nostaljack

    Mike McKirk? Is he that clueless?

  • Nostaljack

    Da-da-da-da!!!

  • Nostaljack

    Forgive me but I dearly love this song!!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      FAHHHHHN DAHHHHHHN GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    • Alex Gallardo

      No need to ask for forgiveness. You can listen and like whatever song you want.

      • Nostaljack

        This is one of only two of the recent ones I’ve ever downloaded.

  • Danny Philippi

    Mrs. Newman, may I stir you drink?

    • Nostaljack

      LOL!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Wait, you didn’t get the papers? She is Mrs, Philippi now!

      • Alex Gallardo

        I’m going to love to watch this blow up.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          As am I…

      • Nostaljack

        Don’t do it. She’ll want half.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Oh, Robbie lost everything!

          • Nostaljack

            Poor guy.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            He went #Heel too much on the judge…

  • The Breaker

    I suppose those looking for WWE to elevate the IC Title will have to be patient…

  • Qbraggio

    Did anybody else roll they eyes when Stephanie McMahon announced Randy Orton vs Cena?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I think everyone did!

  • David Jr.

    Summer Rae’s dress is not PG.

    • Seth

      Seth approves of Summer Rae’s dress.

    • The Breaker

      Big E’s singlet was more revealing!

  • Nostaljack

    Summer Rae is blindingly gorgeous.

    • Nigel Jermey

      Almost as perfect as jessica nigri

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Aye! And welcome to the party Nigel!

        • Alex Gallardo

          The more the merrier.

        • Nigel Jermey

          Thankyou, I don’t often get to watch live! It’s 2am and I’m on TiVo so slightly behind lol! Bring on summer and this dress!

  • Nigel Jermey

    Terrible match between Seth and punk the ref has better moves!

    • Nigel Jermey

      Far too many botches

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I expect Big E and Roman to receive major pushes in 2014

    • Nostaljack

      Oh of course. They’re setting both of them up nicely.

    • The Breaker

      Solid prediction. We will have to see!

  • Nostaljack

    Indian Death Lock!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Big E. selling the damage beautifully!

    • Nostaljack

      Truth!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Cody has been on the verge of breaking into the main event picture for a few years now. With the belts being unified, do you see Cody winning a world title anytime soon?

    • Alex Gallardo

      I could possibly see him getting pushed in 2014.

    • Seth

      I think he could do it with a big heel turn down the line in the right scenario. Dunno if I see him breaking out as a face to THAT level. He’s capable though.

    • The Breaker

      I’m still pushing for a Cody/Goldy feud!

    • Nostaljack

      The issue is that Goldust is far more over than Cody is.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        So we have Cody go all dark like when he had the mask again. Cody turns heel and we get an awesome feud!

      • The Breaker

        I don’t really think it’s a problem. There’s an association between the two, so people will still cheer for Cody.

      • Seth

        Anytime someone is over, it ain’t really an issue if you book it right. I think the two can make a very magical moment because people have been frothing at the mouth for a match between these two for years.

  • Danny Philippi

    Mrs. Newman, your hamstrings are tight. And the dress tighter.

  • Nostaljack

    App stuff: Match continues. Dingle and E outside and Dingle is working him over nicely. Dingle is getting nice reactions too. Dingle goes for cover and two. Back to leg. Langston selling incredibly well. This looks like an Arn Anderson production. Dingle really working on the leg. Back to USA.

  • Nostaljack

    This is a VERY good match!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Since they just mentioned it, that was the nastiest thing I have seen since my AF days! Silva’s leg break reminded me of Sid’s in WCW!

    • Seth

      Scariest thing I’ve seen live in my life.

      • Nostaljack

        He had surgery this morning.

    • The Breaker

      I heard about it and refuse to see the footage!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It looked like what would happen if someone drained the corn syrup from a Stretch Armstrong

        • The Breaker

          Ouch… just ouch!

    • Nostaljack

      I couldn’t watch it. The pic they got is just gruesome.

    • Ashley

      That was pretty nasty!

    • thepowerserge

      Exactly what I was mentioning to my brother after watching the footage. Only had to see it once and it brought back flashes of Sid off the 2nd rope.

  • Danny Philippi

    Big E. Langston: 2014 Most Popular Superstar.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I may be going out on a limb here but I think we may see the 5 Count being incorporated into Big E’s moveset at some point in 2014, especially if he gets more over as a face

  • Nostaljack

    BIG E. IS OVER!!!!

  • Seth

    Good match. Crowd got more into it later. I think they have something in revisiting this particular match up with more build.

  • Nostaljack

    Absolutely perfect storytelling from both Big E. and Mr. Dango!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    OMG Michael Cole added a new word to his vocabulary, caveat.

    • Danny Philippi

      I added a new word to describe Cole, irritable.

  • Danny Philippi

    Bowl update: There are too MANY bowl games. Can’t stand half of them that have decisive mismatches.

    • David Jr.

      Rose Bowl should be good.

  • Nostaljack

    App stuff: Josh tells us voting is still open. Let’s hear from Great Khali. Before we talk about voting you in, it is the final raw of 2013. Do you have any New Years resolutions. Khali (playing it totally straight): To spend more time with my family and hope that nothing goes wrong this year. Matthews: Why should they vote you as the opponent. Khali: VOTE FOR GREAT KHALI!!!! Matthews: He has my vote. Who will you vote for? Back to USA!

    • Seth

      Promo of the year.

      • Nostaljack

        LOL!! It was something…until he started yelling!

  • Nostaljack

    I love the old graphics!

    • The Breaker

      And the music!

  • Nostaljack

    Alex Riley and Tyson Kidd!!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    No no no

  • The Breaker

    Okay guys… pretend to have fun!

  • Nostaljack

    NOOOOOOO!!!!

  • The Breaker

    It’s Bad News Barrett!

  • Nostaljack

    On a cherry picker decorated with black cloth? LOL!!

  • Danny Philippi

    A Brit on a Lift. Crazy.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Well, I guess that’s one way to get over…

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Oh overlords, why did they give him a scissor lift as a podium!

    • Nostaljack

      And it’s shaky…LOL!!

      • Seth

        That platform has less stability than TNA’s finances.

        • Nostaljack

          SCORE!!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          BURN!!!

        • Danny Philippi

          He shoots and he scores a GGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I saw A-Ry!!! Show Bonus!

  • The Breaker

    How about Bad News Barrett speak some truth… everyone on the stage will fight in the mid card for the whole of 2014!

    • Nostaljack

      Your being an optimist.

      • The Breaker

        Maybe, but I don’t want to speculate about people losing their jobs.

        • Nostaljack

          There has to be a lower card. You just saw about half of the people who are in it.

          • The Breaker

            So they’ll just continue being way less relevant than the Total Divas?

    • Seth

      and the bad news is Wade will lose to all of them.

      • Nostaljack

        SCORE!!

        • Seth

          *High-five*

  • The Breaker

    Sandow just admitted he was Bad Santa! He’s not supposed to do that!

    • Nostaljack

      THE HUMANITY!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      #KafabeIsDead

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Well, looks like Sandow will get a win tonight! Or a vacation!

    • The Breaker

      Maybe some time away would be better for him than getting put in total throwaway matches… as long as they take the time figuring out how to use him better.

      • Nostaljack

        Time away to repackage?

        • The Breaker

          I don’t think he needs to change anything about his character.

          • Nostaljack

            I totally agree. I just fear they’ll do that.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I guess you missed my meaning on vacation… The only time they do a “Quit” storyline is if the person needs a win, or has a violation.

        • The Breaker

          Oh, didn’t think of it that way. I wouldn’t think Sandow had any sort of violation though…

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I wouldn’t either, but I said the same thing of Ricardo.

  • Yazan Hamdan

    I think this might be the point Sandow’s career heads for the better, i sense a new meaner streak coming up.

  • Nostaljack

    I’m afraid I’ve got some BAD NEWS! There is nothing on the WWE App!!!!

  • Seth

    The person who has the Sami Zayn sign deserves free tickets for the next week.

  • The Breaker

    Khali! I knew it!

  • Ashley

    Yes, JBL, this will be a car wreck.

  • Seth

    JBL: *After finding out its Khali* This is gonna be a car wreck!

    …I agree with that statement Bradshaw…plus Khali’s got like a thinning bald spot developing now.

  • Nostaljack

    Khali is still more over than most TNA workers…

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Bad form sir!

      • Nostaljack

        I’m basking in the avalanche of cross looks I’m getting. YOU’RE WELCOME!

      • Seth

        Everything is great form when you compare it to Khali walking though so lets do that.

    • Seth

      Poor poor TNA. At least we can cheer AJ Sty—wait a minute…dammit.

    • Nostaljack

      I think Dixie just “neg’d” me.

  • Danny Philippi

    If Triple H announces he has signed a big free agent wrestler, I would mark out as though Triple h has brought in any good talent since being COO.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    heyman and lesnar is back.

  • Ashley

    And Paul Heyman is back too!

  • The Breaker

    It works now?

  • David Jr.

    Disqus working?

  • The Breaker

    Maintenance sucks!

  • Tyler

    was that Hogan in the old school raw promo?

  • Nostaljack

    Finally!

  • The Breaker

    Not everything is posting right away but okay..

  • Nostaljack

    Testing

  • Nostaljack

    Um…

  • k! ng

    Good raw so far. Interested in where the returns of lesnar and batista are heading

  • The Breaker

    Crap, they’re posting me multiple times…

  • Ashley

    So I guess it is working again? hopefully…

  • Nostaljack

    YES!

    • Seth

      and we’re back! Even if this isn’t exactly the best match to return to.

      • Nostaljack

        LOL!

  • The Breaker

    So, uh… how about that F5?

    • Seth

      Two words: Brock smash.

    • Nostaljack

      AMAZING. Hate to see Henry squashed like that but oh my!

      • The Breaker

        When he came out I was thinking it would be better for him to destroy Henry than put them in a program together.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    WNW crashed the Comment system LOL

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

    Good thing this works again…..I thought I was going to get the shakes.

  • Ashley

    Wow, what horrible music!

    • Nostaljack

      It was unique!

    • The Breaker

      Fits the wrestler!

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

    So Lesner destroys, what do we think of a Batista- Lesner program?

    • Danny Philippi

      Batista v. Lesnar in a last rights match! Yeah!

    • The Breaker

      I’m against it. Why waste a Lesnar match against a guy that won’t stay?

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

        It’s not like Lesner is full time and Batista could seek revenge for Hunter. Not to mention Batista toyed with doing MMA. A program between them could be very good.

        • The Breaker

          It could make sense storyline wise but it would be better to use those established guys to elevate the guys needing a rub. And that’s not to mention that they’d both technically be heels (if the story goes that Batista is taking revenge for Triple H).

  • Danny Philippi

    Lesnar is in BEAST MODE!

  • Nostaljack

    Just one note about Brock: He should never, ever, EVER talk. Body by Nautilus, voice by Nancy.

    • Ashley

      Or scream!

      • Nostaljack

        Yep. Those screams were the nanciest!

      • The Breaker

        He sounded only slightly more masculine than Paige’s screams!

        • Nostaljack

          Emphasis on “slightly.”

        • Seth

          Though if Paige slaps you…you scream and it will have 0 masculinity.

    • Danny Philippi

      Body like Beyoncé, Voice like Britney.

    • Nostaljack

      Oh Kendra??? Title for something at some point? Yeah, I’m that egotistical…LOL!!

  • Danny Philippi

    Eva Marie looked like a street corner hooker in the last match. She on Total Divas is like putting Kim K. on the set of August:Osage County.

  • Nostaljack

    App stuff: IT DOESN’T MATTER what App stuff you wanted to read!!!! (There was none)

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Tribute to the Troops is such a special show. :’(

    • Ashley

      It should have had 2 hours on NBC!

      • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

        Yes it should have been. Maybe the rating from this year will get them 2 hours. it was really good.

  • Danny Philippi

    OLD SCHOOL RAW … A look to the future for the current roster.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Time for the Gauntlet match!

  • The Breaker

    Blatant Ric Flair tease. Why not let us be surprised?

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Bray vs Bryan won’t end cleanly setting up a Rumble match.
    I say make it a stipulation. Bryan’s spot in the rumble versus Bryan Joins the Wyatt Family.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    I’ve been really impressed by the work of Rowan and Harper as of late. They are pretty good.

  • Danny Philippi

    Royal Rumble Line-Up:
    Orton v. Cena- WWE World Heavyweight Championship
    30-Man Royal Rumble
    Bray Wyatt v. Daniel Bryan
    A.J. Lee v. Brie or Nikki Bella – WWE Divas Championship
    Cody Rhodes and Goldust defend WWE Tag Team Championships

    • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

      Can The US Championship finally get defended? or will it be merged with the IC championship?

      • David Jr.

        Shield in the Rumble, Ambrose enters back into the Rumble after Reigns eliminates him to eliminate Reigns. Reigns vs. Ambrose for the US Title at Elimination Chamber. Reigns wins the title and at Wrestlemania Big E. Langston vs. Roman Reigns in a Unification match.

      • David F.

        then Lesnar cashes his number one contender spot after Cena and Orton match and becomes new WWE unified champ

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    I hope we eventually get to see some personality from Harper and/or Rowan so we can get some sense of what they might be after the Wyatt family.

  • Nostaljack

    Okay, why is there oil sheen in Bray’s beard? LOL!!

  • Nostaljack

    Okay, why is there oil sheen in Bray’s beard? LOL!!

  • Scooter

    Im sorry but that Lesnar segment was very underwhelming. Not to mention in terms of strength Mark Henry could throw Lesnar around like a ragdoll (even though Lesnar would win a real fight more than likely).

  • Nostaljack

    Okay, why is there oil sheen in Bray’s beard? LOL!!

  • Nostaljack

    Okay, why is there oil sheen in Bray’s beard? LOL!!

  • Nostaljack

    Okay, why is there oil sheen in Bray’s beard? LOL!!

  • Scooter

    Im sorry but that Lesnar segment was very underwhelming. Not to mention in terms of strength Mark Henry could throw Lesnar around like a ragdoll (even though Lesnar would win a real fight more than likely).

  • LDB

    Hey Brock, say something stupid

  • Danny Philippi

    Good grief with Disqus. It has more lapses than WWE Creative.

    • David Jr.

      I heard the original Sin Cara took over Disqus.

  • Nostaljack

    App stuff: Match continues. Bryan being thrown around outside like a rag doll. Both back in. Luke goes for cover, kick out at two. Bryan and Luke on top rope. Luke punched off by Bryan. Air Goat misses. Harper for cover and only gets two. Back to USA!

  • David F.

    hmmmm Batista v Lesnar for WWE title at Wrestlemania 30???

  • Danny Philippi

    Shows like tonight are the reasons why WWE is king. WWE has half their talent at a live event in Canada and still can produce a good show a thousand miles away. TNA can’t even have split tours.

    • sting

      Who cares if wwe is king. They tape smackdown a couple of days ago and said that Brock lesner attack Mark Henry before it even happen. What a joke.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    what a powerbomb. this is a great match.

    • Nostaljack

      YES!

      • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

        I knew Luke Harper from his days in Indies as Brodie Lee. I knew in the ring he was good. didn’t know he was this good through.

        • Nostaljack

          He tells a great story. Sells beautifully!

          • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

            Yeah. That’s why I want to see some personality from him. That way we know he has a future beyond the Wyatts.

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

    I’m sorry, but nobody should kick out from that

  • Danny Philippi

    Bryan/Harper have the chemistry that can be only build through numerous years in the indy circuit.

  • Danny Philippi

    JBL almost botched.

    • The Breaker

      Luke Bryan. lol

      • David Jr.

        “I Don’t Want This Night to End”

        • The Breaker

          Haha. Well it’s been nearly three hours and I’m ready for it to be over.

          • David Jr.

            Me too, but it’s the only Luke Bryan song I know.

          • Ashley

            That is one more than I know!

  • Nostaljack

    He thinks? LOL!!

  • Danny Philippi

    Officiating should not be the story. What is this, the XFL?

    • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

      Ripping the NFL.

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

    HOLY!

  • Danny Philippi

    Boom shack-a-lack-a!

  • Nostaljack

    App: Bryan being thrown around outside muchly by Rowan. Rowan throws him back in. Rowan pins for two. Rowan stepping on Bryan’s face. Splash on Bryan and Rowan gets two. Commentators remark on his instincts and how good they are. Bryan getting his neck twisted. Back to USA.

  • Danny Philippi

    Looks like mostly everyone has left. Those still chatting, call us survivors.

    • Nostaljack

      Yeah, I was just thinking that.

  • Nostaljack

    What happened to Jesse and Xavier?

    • David Jr.

      Jesse said he had a stomach virus, maybe he’s stuck in the bathroom?

      • Nostaljack

        YUCK! Been there, done that.

  • Danny Philippi

    Can’t believe I’m saying this, but “I Want Cena”

    • Nostaljack

      I’m good without him. This has been a good show. You feel differently?

    • Xavier

      Lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Woah!!! What an impressive super fall away slam!

  • The Breaker

    Bryan’s been on the receiving end of a lot of huge moves!

    • Nostaljack

      He’s a pro.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Weird to see Harper call off Rowan.

  • Danny Philippi

    Bray Wyatt’s attire brought to you by Tommy Bahama.

    • Nostaljack

      Hair by Doctor Johnny Fever salons.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Any chances of a spider walk tonight from Bray?

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Bray Wyatt Learned from his daddy on how to own a character. I.R.S. needs to teach that to NXT stars.

  • Danny Philippi

    Teasing their match for the Rumble. Brilliant.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    had to know that was coming. can’t give away the Rumble match for free.

  • The Breaker

    Bray playing some great mind games on Bryan!

  • Danny Philippi

    Crowd dead as Old Yeller.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Talk about turning someone inside out with a clothesline.

  • Nostaljack

    Bray is just brilliant!

  • Nostaljack

    WHAT?

  • The Breaker

    SAY IT AGAIN!

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    heel turn for Bryan?

    • Xavier

      Doubt it

      • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

        How about now?

        • Xavier

          Still think there’s more to this angle

          • thepowerserge

            Last time I witnessed something that had me THIS interested in the future was when Hogan was revealed as the 3rd member.

  • Nostaljack

    The crowd is dead quiet. They’re into it!

    • Xavier

      Dead Quiet = Alberto Del Rio

  • Ashley

    WOW

  • The Breaker

    This is crazy! Because it’s true!

  • Nostaljack

    WOWOWOWOW!!

  • Danny Philippi

    Moment of the Year!

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    OMG! Daniel Bryan Joined the Family!

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

    YES

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    What the? Did not see this coming.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    Welcome to the Family Daniel Bryan

  • The Breaker

    Initiation by Sister Abigail?

  • Nostaljack

    Brilliantly done stuff! I am in awe! This is why WWE is the best at what they do!

  • Danny Philippi

    Nahhhhahahahahahahahahah!

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

    Anyone else hear banjos?

  • The Breaker

    Woah. Didn’t think this would happen! Not quite sure what to think yet, but it’s interesting…

  • Xavier

    I think there’s more to this, I still doubt Bryan is joining the family

    • Nostaljack

      Oh, I think it’s happening. Slower than I thought but it’s happening.

      • Xavier

        A heel turn for Bryan would be a bad move for the WWE right now. I still think Bryan won’t join when it’s all said and done

        • Nostaljack

          I think anything he does would be golden. You can’t chant more loudly for him. They’re nowhere else to go. Why not take a left?

          • Xavier

            A rumble win and a Mania title win would of been a better route to go with Bryan

          • Nostaljack

            After what just happened, I am totally into how this progresses. I totally see your point but I don’t know that gold matters. It only matters how over you are. He’s over more than anyone.

          • Xavier

            Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great swerve but will WWE creative be able to sustain this? I’ll give it a chance but I still think a heel turn for Bryan is way too soon for his character especially only a few months removed from him beating Cena clean at Summerslam. Creative spent way too much building him up and putting him over everyone to this now IMO. I guess we’ll have to see how it all plays out

          • Scooter

            I agree 100%.

  • kmfkdfm

    Looks like CM Punk will win the rumble then with Daniel Bryan joining the family

    • Xavier

      Damn shame! Only person who deserves too win the rumble this year is Bryan and Bryan only

  • Danny Philippi

    Daniel Bryan has the pulse of the universe by his palm.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    I think WWE has us hooked with that ending.

  • The Breaker

    That is an incredible cliffhanger!

  • Nostaljack

    I think we all just proved one very important thing: We are all pathetic marks! LOL!!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Wow props to creative that was well played

  • Ashley

    Wow, what an ending! Thought it was a great show and so glad we didn’t see Big Show in a diaper again!!

    • Nostaljack

      Congratulations, Ashley. I know that was killing you. LOL!!

    • The Breaker

      AMEN about that last point!

  • Danny Philippi

    2014 will be WWE’s renaissance as both a sports entertainment company and a pro wrestling company. WrestleMania XXX will be epic in more ways than one, and bad isn’t one of those ways. Happy New Year to all and to all and Happy New Year. Bye.

    • David F.

      What makes you have any faith in WWE booking a good mania. The past several 29, 28, 27 shows was lackluster and felt like regular PPV. I hope I am wrong and WWE will put out some amazing matches but I doubt it.

  • BrooksOglesby

    That worked me bad, I guess. I’m pretty upset about Bryan’s direction. It’s interesting, and it could very well lead to a few weeks of interesting programming where Bryan triumphantly splits from the Wyatts. It could. It’s just unnecessary, and more importantly, with WWE’s Bryan booking track record this year, I’m getting really jaded. It’s getting harder to “just see where this goes” with Bryan. It’ll probably end up being fine but just, ugh.

    • Nostaljack

      I couldn’t disagree more. No one saw this playing out this way. It’s a new and interesting direction and I want to see where it goes. Bryan is already more over than anyone. Why stay there. Turn left.

      • BrooksOglesby

        Yeah, that’s true. I wrote in the RIB last week that he was definitively never joining the Wyatts, and he needs something to do before the Rumble. I’m just worried that it’s going to be another dropped ball. They have to strike while Bryan is hot and they’ve been teasing it for almost a year now. I was hoping that we’d get the payoff for the Bryan/Wyatt feud tonight, so at least they’re changing it up as opposed to three more weeks of the same Bryan vs. Wyatt dynamic.

        It’ll probably be good, and I’ll look back at this and laugh. I’ll probably be marking like no other if this comes to a head at the Rumble and Bryan and the Wyatts move onto better things. I just really don’t want this to be WWE’s Missed Opportunity #[large number]. The Summer of Punk was great, but WWE failed to capitalize to the extent they could’ve. I’m just worried the same is going to happen to Bryan.

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

        I will say it was an unexpected night for this, but I think this could play out like trying to turn Austin heel back in the day. He beat up JR and the fans still didn’t hate him.

        • Xavier

          Agreed. I feel it’s way too soon for Bryan to be turning heel especially after all the time that was spent building him up as Cena’s equal. Bryan really had a chance to be the guy too replace Cena. A heel turn now can really hurt those chances. Great point about Austin as well. The WWE has STILL never truly recovered from that decision. Austin never recovered from that either, if I recall Austin was in a throw away match with Scott Hall at Mania the next Mania and fans could of cared less. That was really the end of Austin’s run at the top

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

            I can feel the article forming, but knowing my WWENews.net writers, they will be on it before I get up tomorrow!

          • Xavier

            I would love too join you guys on the writing team but my new work schedule is insane right now

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

            Talk to me on FB, I have an idea.

          • Xavier

            Okay cool

    • The Breaker

      I’m willing to wait and see. There’s so much more time left till WM, and I would rather they do something interesting with Bryan in the meantime than let him flounder on the edge of the main event storyline.

      • BrooksOglesby

        Totally. Bryan’s current angle could be a LOT worse than what he’s doing now, and they couldn’t have him in the main event from SummerSlam to WrestleMania or else he would get stale to a certain extent. I’m just thinking that the last few years have been a constant stream of REALLY PROMISING ANGLE followed by the ball immediately being dropped. “Well, CM Punk is feuding with Kevin Nash now, but that’ll go somewhere.” “Well, Cena beat Nexus at SummerSlam, but Nexus is still going somewhere” etc. I’m not mad or even disappointed, really. I’m just very, very skeptical.

        • The Breaker

          Yeah, I see what you’re saying. WWE has that track record of taking something we love and smashing all our hopes and dreams in one fell swoop. But they would be incredibly foolish to tamper with Bryan being as hot as he is without having a plan in place.

  • Scooter

    Judging by the responses in here everyone is happy with the ending……Unfortunately I’m not one of them. It fell way flat to me. Obviously the hottest star in the company is not going to turn heel. I agree that its a bit of a cliffhanger, but it felt forced and if they really try to go with Bryan joining the family, the fans will crap all over it,

    • Xavier

      I agree, great swerve but I feel it’s way too soon for Bryan’s character to be turning heel especially after creative spent so much time building him up this year. Bryan was really the only guy who possibly had a chance of replacing Cena so a heel turn can be risky for him

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

      Parts of it were solid, but I agree with you, some of that really fell flat. Interested in seeing what Brooks will say in his last RIB before the new semester and I go back to work.

      • Nostaljack

        Other than the nancy voice of Brock, I loved all of it.

      • Ashley

        How is your hand doing? Hopefully much better!

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

          It was doing better, then I had the brace off and wrenched it as I was heading for the loo during the show – the same way I hurt it in the first place. I cussed a lot, but should be better soon.

      • Xavier

        What happened with your hand?

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

          De Quervain’s Syndrome, otherwise known as gamer’s thumb – but I’m not a gamer. It’s like Carpal Tunnel, but a different tendon. I have two weeks left in the brace. I’ve written the RR, handed the RIB to Brooks for three weeks, and the BZ to Ric Santos.

          I can’t thank them both enough for the help!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I think this may only last till the Rumble though. Let’s see how this plays out from here on in

  • Nostaljack

    My friend and I can see it now: “The battle for the soul of Daniel Bryan”. Harper & Rowan vs. Bryan and Cena.

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

    I said earlier that I expected something big tonight.

    • Nostaljack

      Yeah, but *that* big?

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

        Possibly not THAT big. I read the spoiler about Brock, and didn’t think he was all big enough to make this show interesting.

        • Scooter

          Brock’s segment was flat too. Same old “Brock comes out and beats someone up” routine.

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

            I liked Brock early on, but then he screwed the fans and I was done. I really am not impressed with him. Anyone stupid enough to live with that much gut pain, and a perforated intestine without getting it fixed for as long as he did, is on my idiot list.

          • Nostaljack

            And he spoke the nanciest of nancy promos.

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

            My teen daughter doesn’t understand why Brock is getting all that money. She’s fairly new to wrestling, and not at all impressed.

          • Xavier

            Did you guys even see Brock from 2002-2004? He was better then 95% of the roster in his rookie year. Easily the most physically gifted wrestler ever in his prime. Had he truly loved the business he would of been on his way to becoming the greatest easily.

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

            Look what I said below, I really liked brock early on. He was fantastic – except trying fly, and his last match with Goldberg. But he screwed the fans over and I was done. Since then he’s been an idiot, and very reckless in the ring.

          • Xavier

            I don’t blame him for leaving. Just hated how he left without notice. He really had no choice but to retire from MMA and he got cut from the NFL. How does that make him a idiot?

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

            He’s an idiot for caring more about his MMA work than his health. His intestine was perforated for well over six months before he actually had it taken care of. That, to me, is an idiot.

          • Xavier

            I wouldn’t say it makes him an idiot, he did take time off due to that and he actually made a full recovery at one point and gave it another go around. I don’t blame him for that, he found the MMA challenging something I guess he didn’t with the WWE. But after losing to Overeem he was smart enough to walk away.

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

            But I know what it feels like. To blow that off is just crazy. I know he has a high pain tolerance, but not taking care of your health is never good.

  • Nostaljack

    We coulda had the record if not for the Disqus crashes.

  • David F.

    hopefully this will lead to Bryan going all Homeland on Wyatt family and taking them out from the inside and finally getting his hands on Bray at Rumble. If not it will be big mistake to have Bryan still in the group around Wrestlemania time

    • Scooter

      Thats the ONLY good outcome of this. I know opinions are like buttholes, everyone has one and they can all stink, but to take the the most over wrestler in the company and have him submit to the for now mid card stable of the Wyatts is a creative nightmare.

      • David F.

        as long as Bryan is not involved with Wyatts come Wrestlemania season I am fine with this direction. I just hope he plays a big role on the show because he deserves it

  • D-Bag

    DB on a pole match. Cena vs. The Wyatts at Wrestlemania. Book it.

  • Scooter

    Gonna start my own little poll. When Batista comes back……..face or heel? GO!

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

      Face. I think he will be so over with the fans for the first couple weeks, then boring again.

      Or!

      He will come back as a heel, anti-PG, and get in all sorts of trouble, and end up loved by the PG haters.

    • The Breaker

      He’ll probably be a face. Making him join the Authority would be a mistake, as they hardly get much of a reaction.

      • Scooter

        It would be cool if he were a bit of a tweener! He could just be “The Animal” no matter who gets in his way. As the vid said “playtime is over children.” Direct slap to the PG audience!

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

          VKM said he doesn’t want heels and faces…

          • Scooter

            Haha I don’t think Vince knows what he wants. IMO if he wants to shake things up, Cena needs to go heel (I’ll still believe it when I see it). That would set up a TON of exciting feuds, revamp Cena in more ways than I can count, and help elevate up and coming talent.

          • Xavier

            Agreed. With Bryan being as over as he is and with Big E & Reigns rising thru the ranks a Cena heel turn would do wonders for not only the himself but these young guys like Big E & Reigns

          • Xavier

            I don’t see how he’ll be able to pull off not having faces or heels. That’s like movies not good guys or bad guys anymore. It’s impossible to do.

          • Scooter

            I agree. There is no storyline to it other than “I’m the best….no I’m the best” or “hey wanna fight?”

          • Xavier

            Exactly, it would become fake boxing or MMA. If WWE is geared toward kids then you have to have faces or heels. Vince is the greatest wrestling promoter of all-time but even he couldn’t pull off not having faces or heels.

          • Scooter

            The only way the no face or heel thing could possibly work would be to have EVERY wrestler (I refuse to call them superstars) gimmick be an extension of their true self. Have everyone fight anyone and let the fans decide who they do and don’t like. However, its still creates a sense of face and heel, so its a double-edged sword. Its human psychology and has been for thousands of years that everyone story needs an antagonist (heel) and protagonist (face). It’ll do nothing but confuse the fans week in and week out. The worst thing it could do is confuse the audience so much that they literally don’t know who to cheer for and there you have NO ONE being elevated to being the top guy.

          • Scooter

            Not to mention, when the fans are confused on who to cheer for etc, there goes the merch sales!!!

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

            Agreed

          • Xavier

            Agreed

          • Scooter

            I’m sure I like most of the IWC, can think of endless possibilities for creative in WWE. Maybe I should start a “Scooters fantasy booking” thread haha. First scenario since I mentioned it…..The Cena Heel Turn…..Cena comes out to the usual “Lets go Cena, Cena sucks” chant and tries to start a promo and just walks away. Has a tag match later that night and have him accidentally cost his team the victory. Have him come out a couple weeks later doubting always doing the right thing and IE Sting tell the fans to “stick it.” Another face comes out and tries to plead to him that he needs to fight the good fight, and then give that person one of these worst beatings ever seen. That would cement it.

          • Scooter

            Cut myself too short. After the beating, Cena on the ramp and he takes off his HLR, Cenation, U Cant C Me, wrist and arm bands to drop them on the stage and spit on them.

          • Xavier

            A Cena heel turn has to be given a whole lot of thought. They can’t just do it for shock value, they made that mistake with Austin and it flopped big time. The landscape of the roster has to be right for it. With Bryan’s pending heel turn (which I think is a terrible idea) a Cena turn now wouldn’t go over well long term

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

            But people are not all good and all bad. That’s his thought. But I agree with David F. below, VKM doesn’t know what he wants.

          • The Breaker

            I’m all for more complex characters but there are archetypal qualities of heels and faces in wrestling that are necessary to make a lot of storylines work effectively.

        • The Breaker

          Maybe that could work. Depends on who he feuds with.

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

            To me Orty, or Trip, or Cena would make most sense to me.

          • The Breaker

            It makes the most sense based on his history but none of those would excite me. And I’m not sure he would get involved with the title now that Brock is around.

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

            I don’t think strapping Brock is a good idea at all, but it would be a good feud.

          • The Breaker

            Lesnar/Orton? I guess the crowd would cheer for Brock, which is weird because he’s supposed to be a monster heel…

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

            Not smart booking in my eyes.

          • Xavier

            Bryan/Lesnar at Mania for the strap with Bryan going over CLEAN

          • The Breaker

            And Bryan FINALLY gets his WM moment!

          • Xavier

            Exactly. If I was booking Mania it would look a lot different then the direction they are going. Give me Cena/Taker, Bryan/Lesnar & Batista/Reigns and build the rest of Mania around that

          • The Breaker

            Reigns is definitely strapped to a rocket pack but it’s still hard for me to see him in a marquee match at WM this year. Reigns/Batista would probably be an awesome match though. Cena/Taker will happen at some point, but I think it would be better if it were billed as Taker’s final match.

          • Xavier

            Or Cena/Taker, Bryan/Punk, Big E/Lesnar & Batista/Reigns

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

            That would be amazing, as long as Bry could get through it without injury.

          • Gary Robert

            He’s not a monster anything with the way he’s been booked 3-3 in his 6 matches.

        • thepowerserge

          Hard to buy into the whole “playtime’s over” and “I’m tired of waiting” shtick when it was Batista himself who quit. Can’t say I’m looking forward to seeing him back.

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

    I want to mention to keep Jesse in your thoughts. He’s having a rough night and needs our good thoughts. I expect to see him back her during Impact, but you should also stop in and see him on FB, let him know he has our support.

    • Xavier

      What’s his situation?

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

        Something about his brother’s significant other with a psycho ex. Jesse went to make sure his brother didn’t get into any legal trouble.

        I give Jesse huge props for stepping in for his brother, and running to his side when things started to look ugly.

        • Xavier

          Oh wow, I know what that’s like. I have a cousin with a psycho GF that I had to step in for. Those types of situations can get ugly quick

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

            Yes, they can. Stacy’s ex-wife is psycho, and her boyfriend has anger issues. I get it completely. He called here and talked to Stacy on his way out, just to fill me in so I wouldn’t tweak.

    • Nostaljack

      Yeah, what’s up? What can you reveal?

    • The Breaker

      Hope he’s doing okay.

  • Matt

    Seriously worried about Cameron. She was grabbing her neck the entire remainder of the match. Hope she went to the doctor to get an xray or something.

  • kingdook24

    So, the unthinkable finally happened. Daniel Bryan, one of the most popular, over Superstars in the WWE – even was named Superstar of the Year, has officially joined the cult-like faction The Wyatt Family tonight on RAW after months of torment & beatings.

    Now… this is where the problem lies. My nephews… LOL… are really big into wrestling right now. They are ESPECIALLY big on Daniel Bryan. So having to explain this to my nephew Kai, who’s one of his biggest fans, than Bryan may be becoming a bad guy… he got teary-eyed. His older brother Jaden… was just flat-out pissed! LMAO!!!

    • Jeff Ono

      Funny how the IWC didn’t care about this effect when demanding that Cena turn heel.