RAW Results 8/12/13 – Grand Theft Halliburton

RAW Results August, 12 2013
From Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World

Pre-RAW Commercial

Cole says SummerSlam is Sunday, but tonight Bryan and Cena will be face to face on Miz TV. Tonight Punk gets his hands on Heyman, is he walking into a trap?

Show Starts

Rematch – Bryan vs Barrett – Special Guest Ref – Maddox

Bryan to the ring, “YES!” towel in hand. The fans all “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” with Bryan to and in the ring. Video of Bryan not letting Barrett shave his beard last week on the start of RAW. Barrett lost his beard, then went after Bryan’s beard on Smackdown, but a “YES!” lock ended that! Barrett demanded a rematch. Justin announces the Special Guest Ref is Maddox. Maddox out in a zebra shirt. Bryan looks disgusted.

“Daniel Bryan!” chants as Barrett with a side headlock on Bryan. Bryan pushes out, Barrett over, then under Bryan into a drop kick, but Barrett back with head butts on Bryan. Bryan tossed out through the ropes. Bryan grabs Barrett’s leg, pulls him to the ropes, then slams his leg on the apron a couple times. Bryan back in kicking Barrett’s leg, then slams him to the mat. Bryan uses the ropes, while glaring at Maddox, to keep attacking Barrett’s left leg. Barrett out, so Bryan with a low drop kick on Barrett through the ropes. Barrett ducks Bryan’s running knee, then lands his own big boot. Bryan slammed into the barricade. JBL says Barrett’s better with a beard, helps cover up that face.

In the ring, thought “Daniel Bryan!” chants, he’s put across the corner, then Barrett with a running kick. King agrees that it’s better to hide Barrett’s face with a beard. Barrett out and slams Bryan face first on announce, then into the stairs as Maddox counts slowly. Bryan sent back in, and Barrett gets in casually. Bryan on Barrett with blows, but Barrett with a snap mare into a chinlock. Bryan up, elbows free. Bryan whipped, runs up and over. They run the ropes and Bryan with a forearm, then sends Barrett out with a clothesline. Bryan with what JBL (or King) calls a flying goat! Bryan off the corner on Barrett in the ring, then into the “YES!” kicks as the fans chant each of them. The last kick was ducked, then Barrett rolls Bryan up for the fastest three I’ve seen.

Winner – Barrett (5:25)

“NO!” “NO!” “NO!” chants from the fans over that cheap loss. Bryan is pissed heading for Maddox. Bryan backs off, nods, then rushes Maddox, but Maddox flees like the wuss he is. Bryan gets the “NO!” “NO!” “NO!” chants with his arms waving. Video recap of the uber fast count.

Backstage Segment

Split screen – Orton and Sandow heading for the ring.

Commercial

Sandow vs Orton

Cody is on announce. Sandow is at the ring. Sandow pulls out a set of chained handcuffs. Sandow cuffs his new case to the top of the staired corner closest to announce. Orton out to face him. Video recap of how Orton ended RAW last week – an RKO on Bryan, then Orton helped Cena with The Shield, then Orton hit Cena with an RKO.

They lock up. Side headlock on Sandow. Sandow pushes off, then into a shoulder block on Orton. Sandow with the side healdock on Orton. Orton pushes off and gets the shoulder block. Cody says Sandow’s case looks like chocolate. Orton with blows on Sandow in a corner, all ten. Announce discuss Cody’s stealing the case. Cody agrees it’s grand theft Halliburton. Snap suplex on Sandow, then stomping. “Cody’ mustache!” chants as Orton beats on Sandow in a corner. Sandow reverses a whip, but eats Orton’s clothesline. Side headlock on Sandow. Sandow over the top, holds on, then eats a drop kick that lands him on the floor screaming.

Commercial

Sandow pushed Orton off the corner, climbs down and pins Orton for two. Sandow stomps Orton’s ribs, then pulls him up for a punch. Orton set up top, on Sandow with forearms ala Sheamus, but then pushed off the corner, holding his shoulder after landing. Sandow rolls Orton in for two.

An arm and chin hold on Orton on the mat. Sandow calls his moves into Orton’s shoulder, then Orton up and takes a high knee for two. Knees to Orton’s chest, then a Russia leg sweep followed by the elbow of disdain for two. Sandow screams in frustration, then on Orton with a chinlock. Sandow takes Orton down, chinlock still on. “I’m not letting go Randy, I’m not letting go!” yells Sandow. Orton up and back suplexes Sandow to get free. Clotheslines from Orton, but then Sandow held the ropes to avoid the power slam. Sandow with a swinging neck breaker on Orton for two. Orton rushes Sandow, eats an elbow, but Orton comes back with his power slam. Sandow eats Orton’s DDT from the apron in what Cole calls ‘vintage’ Orton! Orton gets the fans chanting and cheering, then he sets up, but Sandow pushes Orton away and rolls out. Outside Orton slammed back first into the apron, then Orton into the post. Sandow yells at Cody, calls him a little punk. Back in ring Sandow with two. Cody grabs the case, tries to pull it free. The distraction makes the ref yell at Cody. Sandow is all blustery, but then Orton turns him around into an RKO for three.

Winner – Orton (13:47)

Orton poses. Video recap of Cody with the case. Now Cody is all smiles as Sandow is lolling on the mat.

Backstage Segment

RVD is split between two chairs, as we’ve seen him do so many times through the years.

Backstage Segment

Ambrose – How can you be lazy and non-productive, yet keep your jobs?

Rollins – I don’t know. This old guard running around thinking they own the place have to go. These complacent hollowed out icons living off their reps, they’ve got to go. It’s time for a new generation to rise up, and we are the emergent leaders of our generation. Look at us, we’re younger, hungrier, we’re just better.

Reigns – The challenge has been set. I don’t think anyone’s going to accept. We’ve doled out justice all around the world and the one thing we’ve noticed, nobody compares, nobody competes, nobody’s on our level. We’re not going to beg, but I will ask nicely. If there’s two men who want to step up and try to take these TTCs away at SummerSlam, make your move.

Ambrose – Take this Battle Royal tonight, for instance. Who’s in this Battle Royal? Anyone who will beat me? No, I am the unbeatable Champion in this industry. CM Punk is a catchphrase, I’m the best in the world. Cena has a trophy, but as far as I’m concerned, I’m WWE Champion, because this is the Championship everybody runs from. If Andre’s ghost isn’t in this match, then I ain’t losing at SummerSlam. Believe in The Shield!

Commercial

Announce Segment

They talk about The Best vs The Beast. They go to the video from Smackdown of Brock talking about how his match with Punk is personal because he never liked Punk. Punk says he’s the best in the world, but Brock sees a joke. The only reason he didn’t take Punk out was for Paul. The corporate idiots are calling this The Best vs The Beast, but I’m the best. Punk thinks because he tapes his hands and takes beginner MMA classes. They think there’s jealousy, but there’s no jealousy of Punk. Brock was WWE Champ when Punk was wrestling in front of 100 people in high school gyms. Punk did hold the WWE Title for 434 days, that’s big for someone like Punk, but Punk’s never faced anyone like Brock. Size does matter. Punk will learn what it is to truly be victimized by Brock.

Backstage Segment

Josh – You’re facing Brock at SummerSlam, but tonight you face Paul. Why take a match this close to SummerSlam?
Punk – Why not? I don’t think there’s a man alive afraid of Heyman in a one on one fight. Brock told Heyman to say something stupid, and on the surface, that’s what Heyman did, he challenged me to a fight he knows he can’t win. Heyman isn’t stupid, and everything he does is cold, calculated and for a reason. I don’t think all of a sudden he’s grown a set. This is a chess game and he has his pawns in place, but he’s forgotten, when you come at the king, you do not miss. I’ve got Brock on Sunday and think I will see a little bit of him tonight. Brock likes to say The Beast is the best. When it’s all said and done, the best is the best.

Commercial

Mixed Tag Match – Khali & Natalya w/ Hornswoggle vs AJ & Big E

Before the commercial Khali, Natalya and Hornswoggle to the ring. AJ skips to the ring as Big E claps his chalk on the stage, then head to the ring. Split screen with Big E talking.
Big E – Ziggler used to beg me to be in his corner, because he couldn’t handle things on his own. Ziggler needed me, but I never needed him. Who has Ziggler’s back now, Kaitlyn? At SummerSlam I will break him in half. Show off? Nah, show over.

Big E in, but then tags AJ in. AJ skips in, then skips around Khali and the ref as the ref explains things to Khali. AJ slaps Khali, so Natalya in and takes AJ down hard. AJ into a corner, then eats a clothesline. AJ sens Natalya into a corner, then a big back kick to Natalya’s face for two. Ziggler and Kaitlyn watching a monitor backstage. AJ stomps Natalya in a corner, then pulls her out for a snap mare into a head hold. Natalya elbows free, but slammed down for two. Kick to Natalya’s ribs, then back on Natalya’s neck with a hold. Natalya muscles free, but takes a back kick to the gut, then a kick type move to Natalya’s face for two.

Hornswoggle taunts AJ who freaks at him. Natalya is able to grab AJ and lock on the sharpshooter, and AJ tapped, but the ref didn’t call it. Natalya was all confused by it all. Natalya locks on the hold, AJ almost to the ropes, butends up tapping out.

Winners – Natalya & Khali (3:41)

Big E attacks Khali from behind, then sends Hornswoggle rolling from the ring. Big E turns back into Khali’s chop.

Backstage Segment

McMahon strutting toward the ring in a burgundy silk suit, purple shirt and lilac floral tie.

Commercial

In Ring Segment

McMahon comes strutting the ring.
McMahon – Seems to be a lot of controversy about the match earlier between Barrett and Bryan. Let’s take a look.

Video of the ending of the opening match.

McMahon – I think we are due an explanation. Let’s bring out Maddox. I don’t have all night!

Out runs Maddox in his zebra shirt.

McMahon – You can do anything you want as GM of RAW, why did you appoint yourself the ref of that match.

Maddox – Bryan matches tend to get a little out of hand, and I thought the ‘Universe’ would appreciate an authority figure with the guts to make the right decision.

“What?”

Maddox – No matter how popular it might be.

“What?”

McMahon – Surely you would have to admit it was a fast count.

Maddox – I can admit to being excited. It was the first time that I had the ref shirt on in a while. If there was rust in my game, it wasn’t intentional. I did the best I could.

McMahon – There’s no reason to apologize if you didn’t do anything wrong. Um, everybody makes mistakes.

Maddox – Thank you. Mr. McMahon, I would like a second chance.

McMahon – You’d like a second chance at what?

Maddox – I’d like to be the official between Bryan and Cena at SummerSlam.

“NO!” “NO!” “NO!”

McMahon – Let’s ask everyone here. Would you like to see Maddox as the Special Guest Ref in that match?

“NO!” “NO!” “NO!”

McMahon – Just for the purpose of entertainment. Let’s assume you were the Special Guest Ref, would you be impartial?

Maddox – Yes, of course.

McMahon – Would you call it right down the line?

Maddox – Absolutely.

McMahon – No matter any personal difference with Cena or Bryan?

Maddox – Yes, Sir, 100%.

McMahon – You’ll stop calling Bryan names like troll and dwarf and stop talking about his emaciated toothpick physique.

Maddox – Yes, Sir. No more name calling.

McMahon – So, if you were the ref, that’s what you would do?

Maddox – Yes, Sir.

McMahon – You’d be impartial. Say it again, you’d be impartial?

Maddox – Yes, I will.

McMahon – You’re confident.

Maddox – Absolutely.

McMahon – Cross your heart?

Maddox – Cross my heart.

McMahon – Scout’s honor?

Maddox – Scout’s honor. (Three fingers in the air and all.)

McMahon – Therefore ladies and gentlemen, Brad Maddox will step forward…

Trip’s music hits, and out he comes in a charcoal striped suit, white shirt, red striped tie. Trip heads to the ring, mic in hand.

McMahon – (To Maddox) He hasn’t been the same since he cut his hair. (To Trip) Look, if you’re out here to air dirty laundry again, I’d prefer you…

Trip – I’m not out here to air dirty laundry. I know you and I…

“Triple H! Triple H!”

McMahon – Please, do not feed this man’s ego anymore than he already has!

Trip – I’m sorry Vince, I couldn’t hear you, 15,000 people were screaming my name. But, I’m not out here to air dirty laundry. I know we don’t agree on much lately, but given the importance of this match, and there’s a lot more on the line than the WWE Championship. I do think you need someone to take control of this match. Someone to be impartial. Someone to call it right down the line. And I think 100% you need someone with the guts to do what’s right and not be intimidated by anyone or anything. I don’t think you’re referring to Maddox. It seems an awful lot like you’re referring to me.

Trip kicks Maddox who falls completely to the mat. Trip has to pick Maddox up to his his pedigree. McMahon flees the ring. McMahon struts up the ramp and doesn’t look back. Video recap of Maddox mucking up his big bump from Trip. The fans are going wild for Trip.

Commercial

Kane vs O’Neil

Kane out to the ring. O’Neil in the ring waiting. The Wyatt Family video, showing the attacks on Kane with Bray talking and laughing over it all. Then Kane comes back last week to challenge Bray to a Ring of Fire Match. Both laugh at the end. Kane’s top lip twitches at the video.

Kane on O’Neil, running the ropes into Kane’s back elbow. Kane takes O’Neil down, drop kick on a sitting O’Neil for two. Blows on O’Neil in a corner. O’Neil comes back with blows. O’Neil runs into a big boot (badly). O’Neil whipped, takes a clothesline from Kane, then whipped and takes another. Sidewalk slam. Kane sets up, Young tries to distract, and hits his chokeslam.

Winner – Kane (1:50)

The Wyatt Family’s entrance music. Out Bray comes with Rowan and Harper behind him. Bray has that smirk lightly on his lips as he heads out. The chair is set out. Bray sits and smiles, then blows out the lamp. The lights come up, Rowan and Harper in the ring, but Kane isn’t. Bray gets up, spins around, his bum to the apron. Kane is on the stage! Kane calls fire from all four. Rowan and Harper tweak out, but Bray smiles and laughs, though knocked to his knees. The fire ends and Bray is still laughing.

Commercial

Backstage Segment

Josh – Things are heating up on Total Divas and backstage on RAW.

Video of Eva, the Bellas and Natalya on RAW last week. Natalya slapped a Bella.

Josh – Are tensions rising in the locker room as the two of you vie for control with Natalya?

Brie – You’re so cute Josh.
Nikki – I mean so dumb, and so cute.
Brie – Nattie can’t vie for anything in the Divas Division, because we’re in control, isn’t that right Nikki?
Nikki – That’s right Brie.
Natalya – Pardon me Josh. Brie, if you’re so confident you’re the queen bee of the Divas Division then why don’t we put that to the test at SummerSlam. You can even bring Nikki and the Jessica Rabbit wannabe over there.
Eva Marie (stepping up) – What did you just call me?
Natalya – You heard me Red, because I’m going to bring some friends of my own. (Dactyls step up behind Natalya.)
Naomi – Preach!
Cameron – Church!
Brie – Bring it on Natalya, no matter how many friends you bring, I will still be queen bee.
Cam- Girl, bye!
Natalya – One more thing Brie, your makeup looks really good tonight. You did a good job covering that welt from when I slapped you last week. You can’t even see it, almost.
Brie – Really, because you can totally see yours.
Natalya – What is she talking about?

Brie slaps the taste out of Natalya’s mouth, then the heels flee. Cameron and Naomi hold Natalya back.

ADR vs Kofi

ADR to the ring. Video of ADR beating the heck out of Ricardo last week on RAW. Kofi comes bouncing out in a black and orange version of his new ring gear.

ADR attacks Kofi from behind. The fight into a corner, back and forth. Finally the ref pulls ADR off. ADR runs the ropes, under Kofi twice, into a back elbow for two. Kofi on ADR with blows in a corner, then ADR out into an upper cut for two. ADR reverses a whip, Kofi runs up, but is knocked to land sitting up top facing out, then hung upside-down. ADR on Kofi with a skick kick, then climbs, sends Kofi flying in a reverse hold/flip for a long two.

ADR grinds Kofi’s face into the mat, using the ropes and Kofi’s hair. “Let’s go Kofi!” chants. Kofi ducks ADR, goes for a drop kick, but ADR bats him away. ADR into a back elbow, then Kofi side steps ADR who lands outside. Kofi takes ADR down with big clotheslines, then a boom drop. ADR ducks Kofi, hits a tilt-a-whirl on Kofi for two. ADR disgusted and stomps Kofi. Kofi reverses into an SOS on ADR for a long two.

ADR with a blow, then a back kick. Announce doesn’t think ADR got his shoulders up, another ref fumble? ADR ducks TIP, flees, but comes back in and almost gets three from ADR. Kofi with a springboard, but ADR counters. ADR locks on his cross arm breaker, then Kofi taps out.

Winner – ADR (6:11)

ADR poses with the belt.

Backstage Segment

Henry getting ready for the Battle Royal to face Ambrose at SummerSlam.

Commercial

Video

Christian – Every single morning I look myself in the mirror and I ask myself the same question – What if this is it?

Beautiful video of E&C, but mostly for Christian. They show some of Christian’s best and most beautiful moments.

Backstage Segment

Renee – We just saw a quick look at your career. I’m sure you’re looking toward ADR who we just saw look really strong in the ring. You’ll be facing him trying to regain your WHC at SummerSlam.
Christian – Watching that video reminded me of the hard work, especially over the past couple years with the injuries I’ve had to overcome, but I will keep this short and sweet. ADR, this Sunday I will beat you to become WHC for the third time and proving what I’ve been saying all along, all I’ve ever needed is one more match.

ADR (laughing) – Once more match, Christian, at SummerSlam, (in Spanish) something no more matches after SummerSlam.

In Ring Segment

Zeb – The Golden State, except your state isn’t so golden. It looks like a rusted scrap of iron laying around in a junk yard somewhere. While you all sit around eating your avocados, sipping your lattes, driving your hybrid cars, like that really makes a difference, what you’ve done is allowed 2.5 million illegal immigrants to sneak across the borders to inhabit this state like a hoard of rats! Where did The Real Americans go? Where did the Californian dream go? Is it dead? No. I’ll tell you about my Californian dream. A big earthquake hits California, breaks off the continental shelf and floats out on the Pacific Ocean. When that happens, that will be 2.5 million reasons why America will be a better place to live. Stand, put your hand over your heart and say, “We, the people!”

Commercial

The Real Americans vs

Zeb, twisting his mustache, waiting with Swagger and Cesaro. Video of Zeb costing Usos the match last week. Usos out chanting and dancing! The fans are right there yelling back at them like never before! Video recap from two weeks ago when Swagger lost.

Jey ducks a big boot from Cesaro, but then eats a corner for two. Swagger tags in with a low drop kick on Jey’s leg, then knees to the gut in the corner. Jimmy distracts the ref and Cesaro attacks from outside. Cesaro tags in. Swagger bomb, then double teaming on Jey. Cesaro taunts Jey, then forearms to his face. Jey fights back with upper cuts, but can’t reach his twin brother. Swagger tags in as Jey pins Cesaro, but Swagger on Jey’s kidney. Swagger on Jey on the mat. Chicken wings on Jey, keeping him on the mat. Jey up, stomps on Swagger’s foot. Cesaro tags in, they double team, including Cesaro’s upper cut for two.

“DUI!” chants for Swagger!

Chinlock on Jey on the mat. Cesaro backed into a corner, but then Jey taken down. Swagger and Jimmy both tag in. Jimmy with clotheslines, then a big kick. Cheap shot on Cesaro. Samoan drop on Swagger, then his father’s bum slam, but Cesaro pulls Swagger from the pinfall. Both Uso boys fly out over the top onto The Real Americans! Zeb distracts as Jimmy is up top ready to fly. Cesaro tries to grab his ankle, but Jey with a super kick between his brother’s legs takes Cesaro out. Jimmy tags in as Jey jumps down over Swagger. Jimmy rolls Swagger up for three.

Winners – Usos (4:53)

The Usos celebrate on the ramp as The Real Americans and Zeb seethe in the ring. Video recap of the match. The Usos are still all smiles on the ramp.

Commercial

Miz TV

Miz – Welcome to Miz TV. Tonight I’m going to be joined by two men who will face off at SummerSlam for the WWE Championship. Please welcome my first guest, Cena’s hand picked opponent, Daniel Bryan.

Bryan out all “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” with towel in hands, and fans right with him

Miz – Now welcome the current WWE Champion himself, John Cena!

Cena out to a really loud mixed reaction.

Miz – Thank you for being here, but let’s cut right to it, Triple H will be your Special Guest Ref on Sunday. Daniel, your thoughts?

Bryan – I’m just glad someone finally stood up to Mr. McMahon, and ah, now John and I can have the match that we and the ‘Universe’ deserves!

Miz – John?

Cena – You have got to love this, this is the best Miz TV ever. Usually it’s a train wreck of a segment. (Miz smiles/grimaces and half nods.) Choosing Triple H. He knows what it’s like to defend the WWE Championship at SummerSlam. I can’t think of anyone better to keep order in the main events at SummerSlam and make sure the match is called down the middle.

Miz – Speaking of settling things, what seemed to be a friendly rivalry seemed very personal. What are your real issues with Bryan?

Cena – Miz, it’s not like that. For once there’s no underlying theme. The issue is simply the WWE Championship. Bryan wants to be the WWE Champion, and I am the WWE Champion. I picked Bryan because he deserves this, I respect him as an athlete and competitor, and he’s going to put up one hell of a fight on Sunday.

Miz – Hell of a fight, huh. Hell of a fight. Bryan, in case you didn’t know, hell of a fight is Cena code for you’re going to lose. It’s obvious that Cena doesn’t respect you. He picked you because he wanted to ride the wave of your sudden popularity and give himself an easy win. It’s obvious that, that.

Bryan – Wait, wait, wait. It’s obvious that if you don’t shut your mouth in two seconds, I’m going to punch you in the face.

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Bryan – You see John, I don’t get it. I don’t get why you and people like you think that I can ‘put up a hell of a fight’, like that’s all I’m capable of. Like that’s the best I can do!

Cena – Daniel, that’s not what I’m talking about.

Bryan – Don’t interrupt me! (Finger pointing right at Cena, Bryan’s blue eyes flashing and glaring at Cena.) John, last week you came out here and did what you do best. You made explosive remarks and got the ‘Universe’ on their feet. Cheering you or booing you, that is a totally different subject, but you saw that the red light was on and you grabbed the spotlight. That, that is why I don’t watch TV. It’s because of you and people like you. More style than substance, in it for the fame, in it for the glory, not in it for the wrestling!

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Bryan – You see this shirt John? This shirt is a parody of you. Because I think you are a parody of wrestling. Guess what? I don’t want to be a parody. I want to be WWE Champion, and I want to be WWE Champion for one reason, and it’s not for the fame or glory, it’s to prove that when I step foot in this ring there’s no one better than Bryan!

Off comes Cena’s shirt, but then he stops himself.

Cena – You almost got me. A parody, that’s strong. Real strong. Bryan, I’m not a parody. The reason I’m out here is the same reason you’re out here, all of this. All of this. And I thought you’d be smart enough to understand that. All of these people with their signs, and their hands in the air, “YES!” “YES!” or “NO!” “NO!” “NO!”, they’re doing it because they believe in you. When you hear that it empowers you, gives you emotion, and you come out here ever night – sick, tired, or hurt – and put your body on the line as a way to say that I believe in you, because you believe in me. (Bryan nods) That’s what the WWE is, not grabbing the spotlight. It’s these people coming in and choosing their favorite Superstar and put their hand in front of their face, or ride the wave of the beard. Have that moment with their favorite Superstars, that is why we do what we do. This (shirt) just a t-shirt, so is that. Like saying the American flag is a cloth, it’s what it represents, loyalty. And I have been in hostile environments, but there’s still people who believe in me and if my neck is broke, I fight for them, and I’m loyal to them. Parody. Parody is a joke, something funny. You have the gall to call me a parody, because of the way I look? Because of how I act? Because you don’t approve of Cena. You think you’re the first guy to walk into a ring and say, news flash, Cena is what’s wrong with all this! We’ve seen enough. Five moves of doom. Get Cena out of here. I don’t know how smart you are, but you’re not deaf, it’s been going on for years. You’re not the first, you won’t be the last. I show up everyday for the past 12 years and bust my ass. Not for people like you who don’t respect me, for that kid in the front row, for his dad, for the seven year old Make-A-Wish child named Dakota who I men this afternoon. And when I came in the room and he’s fighting for his life, but all he wants to do is wave his hand in front of his face and say ‘You can’t see me’ and his Dad pulls me aside and thanks me because whenever he goes in for treatment he says he will never give up. Thank you for the hope, thank you for the inspiration. (Cena has tears in his eyes, and in his voice. He’s obviously moved by Dakota, and so am I.) You are red hot right now, you will always have critics. You should be proud of every thing you’ve done here, but you should be smart enough to know that I am proud of what I’ve done here. I’m proud of who I am, and I am proud (voice cracks) of what I’ve become. (Cena grabs his strap off the sofa.) Because what I’ve become is a man who spent the past 12 years wrestling around the world. From Abu Dabi to Tai Pei, from Tokyo to Shanghai, from New York to right here in Sacramento. Sometimes they cheer, sometimes they boo, I’ve stood in hostile environments, in front of the biggest names this industry has to offer. The difference between you and me, every one of those matches, I did it holding this. So please, think I’m a joke, a parody, think I’m walking in Sunday a shell of a man who’s a t-shirt and off the rack cargos and beat up Puma, and please think that about me. That’s what every one of your peers thought about me and I’ve beat them all. I’ve beaten them all, all of them, and that’s a pretty stout list Daniel Bryan. A list including Triple H, HBK, Batista, Orton, Punk, The Rock.

Bryan – Wait a second, wait a second, wait a second. You talk about all those people like they’re so much better than me. (One fan yells, ‘You are!’)

Cena – Daniel, you got to understand hopefully on your way, you’re on your way to greatness, but I can’t put you in that class because you don’t belong in that class.

Serious heat!

Cena – You want to talk about how demeaning catchphrases are, what’s yours? Respect the beard? Well, Daniel, respect here isn’t given, it’s earned. You listen up, and you listen good, on Sunday if you win this, then and only then, you earned my respect.

Bryan – And there it is, clear and simple, clear as day, you don’t respect me. Not only that, you’re not treating this match the way you treated your matches with HBK. The way you treated your matches with The Rock, because you respected those men. Why should you treat me like that, you’ve held the WWE Championship 11 times, how can you understand the hunger, the desire I have for holding that Championship once, just once! How could you understand that? You can’t! Because for you this is just another SummerSlam. For me this is the biggest match of my life!

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Bryan – You know there’s a custom I learned in Japan before big matches, it’s to fire somebody up, to light that spark from one wrestler to another so they’d bring everything they have to that fight. They’d take their hand and as hard as they can, they’d slap him in the face. (Cena smiles. Bryan looks at Miz who looks away.) You know, I wish, I wish so bad I could do that to you right not, but I can’t because you’re not a wrestler and you don’t deserve it!

Cena drops everything, throws the closest chair aside, then taps himself on his left cheek. Cena then slaps Bryan hard. Bryan, off mic asks Cena if he wants it as Cena taunts him. Bryan tells Cena he doesn’t deserve it.

Triple H’s music and he comes to the ring. Trip talks to Cena, then heads for Bryan, but Orton’s music hits. Orton comes out with his case in hand. Orton raises his case high on the stage. All three in the ring look up the ramp at Orton. Trip looks between them all, then Cena looks back and says something off mic.

Commercial

Fandango vs R-Truth

SR in pink, Fandango in new wilder ring gear, yellow and pink peacock feathers fabric with fake fur trim. R-Truth comes out and cuts Fandango with What’s up? Fandango demands his own music. Fandango and SR dance in their spotlight. R-Truth denands his own music, then he dances until Fandango attacks from behind. R-Truth comes back on Fandango and the bell hasn’t rung. Clotheslines, drop kick, then Fandango out of the ring.
Fandango – It’s Fahn-Dahng-Go!

Backstage Segment

Ryback heading for the ring, slams through crew working backstage.

Commercial

Backstage Segment

Axel – You alright man? You nervous?
Heyman (taping up) – I think I’m having second thoughts about this. (looks up in thought)

20 Man Battle Royal for #1 Contendership for US Title at SummerSlam

R-Truth to the ring. Dactyls out, then Funkasaurus and Sweet T come out for the match. 3MB come out for the match. Ryback out to the ring.

Commercial

There’s a bunch more in the ring. Henry comes to the ring to round out the 20 men.

The bell rings and not everyone goes for Henry or Khali! Ryback raises Gabriel high and tosses him out. Ryback pie faces Young out. Sweet T in Ryback’s face, but Ryback clotheslines Sweet T out.

Eliminated – Gabriel, Young & Sweet T

Upper cuts on Cesaro from O’Neil in the center of the ring. Cesaro comes back with a big upper cut, but then O’Neil back on him with upper cuts of his own. 3MB eliminates an Uso. “Daniel Bryan!” chants, even though he’s not in this match. Fandango and R-Truth fight on the ropes, but neither getting anywhere. Ryback almost gets RVD over the top. McIntyre with Kofi high, but it doesn’t work. Kofi gets McIntyre over, but not out. Khali on Barrett with a chop in a corner. RVD slams Gabriel up into the ropes in a corner. R-Truth eliminates Fandango! Fandango rushes in and eliminates R-Truth. RVD then tosses Fandango out again!

Eliminated – Fandango & R-Truth & Fandango!

Commercial

Many eliminations during the break. The other Uso eliminated by The Real Americans.

Eliminated – Clay & 3MB & Khali & uso

O’Neil slams RVD to the mat, badly. O’Neil gets RVD up, but RVD free and eliminates O’Neil! Kofi sent over, but holds on. Kofi takes down Swagger. Cesover, but not out. Kofi over the top, and over Cesaro, but holds on to Cesaro as a sunset, and Swagger holds, Cesaro on. Kofi holds Cesaro’s foot so Swagger eats the kick. Finally Kofi knocked out of the match. The Real Americans work against RVD, but then Ryback with a big clothesline stops rolling thunder. Barrett and Ryback grab RVD as The Real Americans work over Henry.

Eliminated – O’Neil & Kofi &

Swagger and Cesaro lift Henry, but he fights out. Henry clotheslines Swagger and Cesaro from the ring. Henry eliminates Barrett.

Eliminated – Cesaro & Swagger & Barrett &

Ryback gets in Henry’s face as RVD lays under the ropes. Ryback put on the apron. RVD with a kick, then Henry knocks Ryback off the apron. The arena goes crazy for Henry and RVD in the ring together! RVD ducks Henry, then jumps on Henry with a sleeper. Henry backs RVD into a corner. Big boot to Henry. RVD up, but Henry knocks him down. Henry rushes RVD on the apron. RVD pulls down the rope and Henry falls out!

Winner – RVD (13:57)

Henry back into the ring and RVD’s music stops. RVD steps up to Henry. Henry puts a fist out. They fist bump as they talk a bit. Henry leaves the ring, but The Shield’s music hits. Henry gets back into the ring to wait with RVD. The Shield over the barricade and surround the ring. RVD and Henry are ready. “RVD!” chants. Big Show’s music hits and out he comes! The Shield backs off. Big Show in blue jeans and black polo shirt. He gets into the ring with Henry and RVD, and The Shield flees the ring.

Commercial

Heyman vs Punk

Heyman to the ring without any music, just walks to the ring in suit minus tie and jacket, but still wearing his vest, and has his wrists taped up. “ECW!” chants. Heyman looks around.
Heyman – CM Punk. CM Punk. CM Punk! Do you hear them Punk, your worshipers are calling for their hero. Let me make this perfectly clear. I don’t blame Punk for what happened. I blame every single solitary member of the WWE ‘Universe’. CM Punk used to live for my respect, for my acceptance, for my adulation, for my affirmation, and now Punk doesn’t live for my love, he lives for your acceptance. What I take very personally is that you took Punk from me. So tonight, tonight, tonight, I take your worship of your hero, Punk, away from you. It’s a trap! All I’ve heard all week is it’s a trap, Punk, really? You don’t say? You figured this out all by yourself. Guilty as charged, it’s a trap. This is how it goes, do you really think your imagination compares to mine? You want to know what the trap is? I didn’t think of it all myself. No, no, this is a conspiracy Punk. I didn’t come up with it all myself, I had a co-conspiratory. I want you to meet my best friend in the world. I want to introduce you to The Beast Brock Lesnar.

Out comes Brock.

Heyman – You know, I don’t need to sell you to The Best vs The Beast, so before I tell you our plan. I have prepared something, my best friend, watch this video of my best friend, Brock Lesnar.

Video of Brock trashing Punk recently, including the chair shots and Brock on mic. After the video Heyman is laughing.

Heyman – Okay, now that you know it’s a trap, we should let you know what it is. Brock, when you came up with it, I didn’t think it would work, but you’re right, Punk’s need for their worship, to be the hero will be the death of Punk. It’s so sinister, insidius, purely evil, but so simplistic. Here’s the trap. I’m willing to fight Punk in this ring, all Punk has to do is walk down the aisle and fight me and Brock. It won’t be one on one, it will be two on one, impossible odds, and all Punk has to do is play the hero. A stupid hero less than a week before SummerSlam. But all heroes are stupid, right. People don’t wake up wanting to be heroes, they have no escape, no other choice in life, and here’s the rub, Punk has an option, a choice. Punk doesn’t have to play the hero, all he has to do is disappoint all of you. Tuck his tail, leave and live to fight another day. That other day is Sunday at SummerSlam. The WWE ‘Universe’, Heyman and Brock demands your answer. What’s it going to be Punk? Are you going to be the smart coward or the stupid hero?

Punk’s music hits and Heyman is ready… But Punk comes into the ring, grabs the camera off the shoulder of a man on the apron, and nails a turning Brock with it. Punk then continues to hit Brock with the camera. Brock rolls out, but Punk dives out onto him. Punk goes over and grabs a chair and hits Brock across the back with it.

Punk (off mic) – Come on bitch, come on!

Punk hits Brock again, then turns to look in the ring at Heyman who realizes what happened. Heyman screams for Brock, but nothing. Heyman from the ring, Punk after him with the chair. Up the ramp and out comes Axel. Punk hits Axel in the gut with the chair. They fight a bit, then Axel into the back of the stage. Punk then grabs Axel and hits a GTS on the stage. Punk poses on the stage as Brock seethes on the floor.

Punk (off mic) – I am the best in the world!

Brock is still sitting on the floor leaning on the apron, bright red and looking dazed as RAW goes off the air.

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  • Jesse Sherwood

    Welcome to this week’s Raw Watch Party! I am your co-host Jesse Sherwood and there is a huge show lined up tonight in preparation for SummerSlam in six nights! Let’s Breaks it Down!

    1. CM Punk will finally be able to get his hands on Paul Heyman tonight, as they will be facing off tonight! But is this all just a ruse so Lesnar can soften up Punk some more before their match at SummerSlam?

    2. Bray Wyatt cryptically told Kane on Smackdown last week that “I am already dead”! Will we get an explanation of what he meant? And who will get the upper hand before their Ring of Fire match?

    3. After Orton’s thunderous RKO to end last week’s Raw, he tried to cash in before the Hounds of Justice prevented it. Will the Viper strike tonight, or will other plans be in store for him tonight?

    4. Speaking of the WWE Title, what will Mr. McMahon have in store for John Cena and his challenger Daniel Bryan with only six nights until their encounter at SummerSlam?

    5. Captain Charisma pinned the World Heavyweight Champion on Smackdown yet again! What will Alberto Del Rio do to gain the upper hand on Christian?

    All of this and more will happen tonight! What are you hoping to see?

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

    Hello everyone!
    Hope you enjoy this week’s RAW. I’m very excited to see what’s going to happen, and how they’re going to go home to SMS!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Good Night Guys. Lets Hope WWE Can Deliver a Good Go Home Raw to SummerSlam

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

      Navin! Nice to see you.

      I think, and hope, that it’s a solid go home, the WWE needs it right now.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Considering the fact they have built up to this PPV better than their last 4 put together, I think it is safe to say that we are in for a great show tonight!

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

        Fingers crossed!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Looks like we get Cena and Bryan on Miz TV tonight!

    • Xavier

      I think that will be pretty good. Both Cena & Bryan have brought it on the mic this feud.

      • steve pritchard

        They both definitely brought it on the mic. It’s the best I’ve heard from both guys in a while . Cena is a lot more talented than people give him credit for. His programs with punk ,rock and Bryan have been very solid. I think he got out shined by Henry in they’re program. Henry was straight attitude era heel in that rivalry

        • Dan

          He needs to do his thuganomics from time to time though at least I think he does.

  • Scooter

    Really stoked for this weeks Raw and Summerslam!!!! Looking forward to Daniel Bryan, Punk & Lesnar, and Kane/Wyatt Family segments tonight!!!!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Same here Scooter! I also am looking forward to Sandow/Rhodes segments considering the end of Smackdown last week.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    So we are opening with a rematch from Smackdown? I complained about this very same thing in the Breakdown on Kofi Kingston/Fandango’s match.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Whose bright idea was it for Maddox to be in ref’s stripes again? Doesn’t anyone remember what happened last time? He screwed over someone because he was in the pocket of an unscrupulous promoter! Oh wait…

  • Will.I.Am

    This whole Daniel Bryan over coming the odds thing is already getting old. Be prepared for Cena 2.0 after Summerslam

  • Xavier

    That’s a interesting swerve to start off the show

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Maddox playing the stooge to the a promoter again! Like I said, whose bright idea was that? :)

      • Xavier

        He’s the new Bischoff

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I know. He’s VKM’s stooge right now but will get that Bischoff swagger down the line.

  • Xavier

    Cole/JBL keep harping on the fact that he keeps getting screwed. I’m now pretty confident that Cena will be the one getting screwed at Summerslam with Bryan turning heel.

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

    Bryan loses now does that mean a victory Sunday?

    • Xavier

      Yup. I think he wins in a screwy finish similar to the Rock at Survivor Series 98. I’m predicting a heel turn

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

        I hope he walks out with the belt

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

          We always talk about ‘If Cena wins, we riot’, but I think it’s possible with this one.

          • Xavier

            Lol let’s take a deep breathe and remember that it’s just sports entertainment not life & death

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I don’t know. I still think Bryan will go over clean and Orton will cash in. But my new wrinkle is The Shield. Bryan wins, then gets taken out by the Hounds of Justice, allowing an Orton cash in.

        • Xavier

          So many interesting ways you can end this match. That’s why I’m looking forward to it so much

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I wonder who made the decision to give Damien a brown briefcase?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      From Smackdown, Damien commissioned it himself.

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

        Yes, but who decided it?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          My money is on VKM to differentiate him. Custom cases tend to not be cashed in quickly.

      • Navin T. Ramkissoon

        I meant creatively. He had to run that by someone creative, didn’t he? Or does he have some creative control over what he does?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I imagine he does. Considering it’s professional look, it fits perfectly.

      • Xavier

        It fits his persona

  • savokes

    A choppy opening with DBry’s entrance to open the show and now another choppy transition coming back from a commercial…this is starting off very weird

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It feels like they are trying to fit in so much in the show that they have to cut somewhere and have decided to do it from the entrances.

      • savokes

        I was thinking the same thing…it just feels so rushed, and when things get rushed with creative, they tend to become illogical or just BLAH

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I do hope Cody and Damien tear down the house this Sunday. I am enjoying the feud between the both of them so far.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    So we have seen two rematches from the last 2 weeks of Smackdown. Honestly, I’m not a fan of them, but they are at least interesting.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Did you guys know that today was the 3rd Anniversary of Lance Cade’s passing?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Didn’t realize it Navin. God rest his soul.

      • Navin T. Ramkissoon

        Yes indeed. Another one gone too soon.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Sadly, that seems to be a part of this business.

          • David

            I don’t know for certain but I bet more from this “fake” sport have died under the age of 50, then American Football, Hockey, Basketball, and Baseball combined.

          • Xavier

            Unlike those sports there is hardly any downtime for wrestlers nor is there a union to protect these guys.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            It would be an interesting statistic to find out. But in my opinion, wrestlers have a much more brutal and physically demanding job than those sports.

          • David

            I agree, but you know people who don’t understand wrestling, think its not.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I’ve been in the ring and know just how hard it can be. And when anyone asks me why I enjoy this and respect these men more than much more powerful and influential people, I tell them simply that it is because they are willing to live with pain to provide us entertainment week in and out.

  • David

    Does anybody think, the way they are talking about Randy Orton cashing in his briefcase at Summer Slam, make it less likely that he will?

    • Xavier

      You read my mind. I think the whole Orton cash in hype is just a distraction from what will be the real swerve this Sunday. Which I’ve stated many times before will end up being Bryan turning heel, that’s my prediction anyway.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Not really. Orton needs some character evolution, and a cash in at SummerSlam will quickly help that along.

  • Xavier

    Good match between Orton/Sandow.

  • Xavier

    Haven’t seen a battle royal in awhile.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      On top of that, it’s for a midcard belt’s #1 contendership!

    • David

      I didn’t see if he was in it, but I’d like to see Curtis Axel win it. So they can have a unification match at Summer Slam.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        That would be great. It is way overdue.

        • David

          And maybe it can bring back some prestige to the almost pointless Intercontinental Title.

      • Xavier

        I feel what your saying, but I’m just not a Axel fan. Even with Heyman by his side he’s still pretty average in every aspect of wrestling. I’d rather see someone else win it but Axel winning is a strong possibility.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Personally, if they did a Unification match, I have to pick Ambrose to win it. The man has too much going for him.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    RVD doing the splits like that has brought back some memories!

  • Robbie

    I really hate the Tag Titles design!

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

    That was not the best promo the shield has done

    • Jesse Sherwood

      No, but it was still better than most of the roster. But they were a bit rusty because they haven’t had the chance to talk in a while!

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

        I get the feeling they are trying to prevent them from getting over too much, too fast. At least that’s the only reason I can think off as to why they stopped pushing them

        • Jesse Sherwood

          The thing is, they are already getting more cheers than boos when the come out. WWE has already created a monster, now they need to commit to them full force.

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

            I agree.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Who needs the win more at SummerSlam- Punk or Lesnar?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Honestly, it is split. They both have been on a serious slide this year. The best both of them could hope for is a no contest.

      • Xavier

        Lesnar. For the reasons I stated below. A double DQ or countout is a weak way to finish a match of this magnitude. And if Lesnar is facing Taker at WM as rumored there is no way you have Lesnar lose CLEAN to Punk.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Well, I could see a double count out, but not in the traditional sense. Have them both fight until they can no longer go. Both men down on the mat, neither answering a 10 count. This way, neither looks weak and both can say they pushed the other to their limits. Plus it sets up a rematch down the line with no COs or DQs to make a final decision.

  • Xavier

    There’s no way Lesnar should lose clean to Punk in a regular one on one match. That would make Lesnar look really weak considering the size difference and the fact that it took Cena using a steel chain and HHH weapons in a hardcore match to put Lesnar down.

    • steve pritchard

      I disagree ! Punk is over like rover right now . I think this would be a great way to build his character even further. However I agree it will be a screwy finish either way. Vince brought lesnar in to draw ppv s and help get some of the newer talent over. So a loss to punk this Sunday would not be surprising to me. However I think lesnar wins and we prob get a rematch sometime in the future. I think lesnar has done the job he was hired for thus far except the loss to cena. I’m still scratching my head on that one , and I’m not saying this to put down cena I actually have a lot of respect for the guy. I just think lesnar loosing in his first match since 04 makes no sense to me

  • Robbie

    Oh joy. Hornswoggle is back.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Well, his movie is over. He was bound to pop back up. Sadly, his Barney performance was better than anything he has done in the ring!

  • Robbie

    Was…was that a botch finish?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Yep! No other way to explain it!

      • Robbie

        It was that embarrassing, even Khali shook his head!

    • Xavier

      That appears to be the case

  • Jesse Sherwood

    What the hell was up with the ending to that match?

    • Xavier

      Super sloppy

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

        you’re being kind

  • savokes

    botchety-botch-botch

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I’m rewinding to see who’s fault it was.

    • savokes

      looked like the ref was way outta position and didn’t see AJ tap…it was clearly how it was supposed to end, Natayla even went over to get her hand raised, and the ref was like DUHHHHH

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Yep, the ref is the one at fault here.

    • FearTheFuryF5

      Looked like Natalya’s…she let go of the sharpshooter way too soon

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Nope, the ref didn’t see the finish. Nattie released as AJ tapped.

  • Scottyo614

    Khali chopping Langston accomplished nothing… And was that the ref or Nattie at fault?

  • FearTheFuryF5

    Hahahaha wow that was one of the worst botched spots I’ve seen in awhile

  • Scooter

    What was that clambake jamboree of a finish? Someones gonna get yelled at!

  • Danny Philippi

    Put what just happened on WWE Raw on the next Botchamania. I think it is 236.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    HBK on the SummerSlam Kick Off? Interesting.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Well, he’ll be in town for the Axxess events. I bet they asked him so they could get more viewers for it.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Controversy on the Bryan/Barrett ending? That mixed tag match is more controversial than that!

    • Ashley

      That segment was horrible! Nattie just looked off her game the whole match

      • Robbie

        The only good thing if any was that Khali didn’t wrestle!

      • Dan

        Wonder why? She’s been buried bein with Khali all this time. She’s a great wrestler that doesn’t get used.

  • Danny Philippi

    Is it me or does the Sacramento crowd feel crappy?

  • Scottyo614

    Brad Maddox in many angles looks like a wcw Eric Bischoff with a goatee

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He looks like AWA Bischoff!

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

    oh lord here we go

  • Xavier

    Maddox the ref between Cena/Bryan? Screwy finish for sure now

    • Jesse Sherwood

      If that happens, then there is no way Cena is leaving champ, and Bryan will be turning heel.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Wow. Add some more fuel to the Cena Bryan match. As if we don’t have enough combustible elements in it already.

  • savokes

    ohhh noooo…..

  • Jesse Sherwood

    TIME TO PLAY THE GAME!!!

  • Xavier

    Here comes HHH, ISH just got real

  • Danny Philippi

    Aww shoot the hay is not in the barn yet.

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

    You knew this was going to happen

  • Jesse Sherwood

    “Please do not feed this man’s ego more than he already has!” Vintage Mr. McMahon!

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

    shawn as guest ref?!!!!

  • savokes

    HBK

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

    LOL

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And Maddox gets leveled!

    • Xavier

      So who’s the ref?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        HHH!

        • Xavier

          Summerslam 2011 repeat

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Yep, just this time there is an overt power struggle between the McMahons.

  • Danny Philippi

    More clusters in this story than in tornado valley.

  • savokes

    That was the best part of the show yet..

  • Scottyo614

    HHH heel turn on Bryan? John Cena as the corporate champ would be epic rehash of an old storyline

    • Jesse Sherwood

      With Cena’s elbow, I don’t see him walking out of SummerSlam as champ. The question now is VKM going to pull the ADR card from MITB two years ago by having Orton cash in.

      • Scottyo614

        I think it was two weeks ago when it seemed like an obvious double turn, but now I just don’t know

        • Scottyo614

          Not double turn, my bad. Just regular turn lol

      • steve pritchard

        You hit the nail on the head Jesse. I’ve been saying this since I saw cena s elbow last Monday. Orton prob will cash in Sunday . That would be a great way to turn him heel.

        • Scottyo614

          It’s just too obvious and Vince knows it. At one of his 2A shows you just kinda hope and buy on he knows the swerve is coming. If he gets the IWC to buy with the casual fan, he’s hit a home run heading into the fall. Something is up, but lately I don’t think Orton is it.

          • Xavier

            Agreed

      • Nick K

        Except ADR didn’t actually cash in at MITB.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          No, but the attempt was there. I have a feeling that it will be a similar situation with Orton running down the ramp with VKM there telling him to do so.

    • steve pritchard

      Cena isn’t turning heel . Bryan might be the corporate champ , which would be a great twist. But cena isn’t turning heel ! At least not any time soon.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I have always said, other than at WM this year, that there will be a point that we IWC fans will know when he will turn. He will have to hit the Hogan Point. That is when regardless of what he does, he gets booed out of the building because fans are just tired of what he is doing. Give it 3 more years and we will see it.

        • steve pritchard

          Yeah there will come a point when turning him heel will be a must. I’m just saying I don’t see it happening Sunday . Part of me wishes he would turn heel and part of me doesn’t . A heel turn would definitely be big. But then I think about what he does with these kids for make a wish . My younger brother suffers from autism so that subject hits close to home for me . What he does fo these kids is above awesome. I don’t think he can do all of that stuff as much as a heel. And that would really suck. But I get your point there will be a point where they have no choice but to turn him heel. A few years down the road.

  • Kanewty

    I’m thinking Bryan wins then Orton cashes in with Maddox as his ref to make the count…

    • Jesse Sherwood

      All led by VKM!

      • Kanewty

        Question is, does he form the new “corporation” stable with Orton as the main guy?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          That is my theory. It makes so much sense that I am not sure it will happen.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Millions of Jobbers! Millions of Jobbers!

    • David

      The way this show is going, Titus O’Neil’s going to win.

    • Danny Philippi

      Primetime Players need to clean out their funds before they’re jobbing too.

  • Xavier

    It’s a shame they are wasting Bray Wyatt’s debut on some crappy Inferno match. Those matches are the absolute worse!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Well, it isn’t a true inferno match. Standard match except the ring is surrounded by the fire so no one can get in or out.

      • Xavier

        Still gonna be terrible. Those matches limit about 75-80 percent of what you can do in the ring. You can tell from past matches like that, that the wrestlers don’t want nothing to do with it

        • Jesse Sherwood

          The thing is, Kane is used to them by now. And I have this odd feeling that Bray will thrive in this match where others are uncomfortable. His style isn’t outside of the ring or rope heavy. This could be the best one of this type of match yet.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Whats your take on the concept of the Ring of Fire Match?

    • Danny Philippi

      If someone catches on fire, WWE will get sued by parents because their kids copy what happens in WWE

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It’s a PG Inferno match. Sadly, I think people will look at it like that and dismiss it too quickly, forgetting that it is Bray’s main roster debut match.

      • Navin T. Ramkissoon

        Actually that was my first thought when I heard about the details of the match. I am hoping for a good showing from Bray during this match.

  • savokes

    It would be pretty cool to have Kane light up the arena with his “Fire” during one of The Wyatt Family’s entrances

  • Xavier

    Bray Wyatt’s character has traces of Mankind 96 in it.

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

    The thing is we know Wyatt is going to beat Kane, he can’t lose on his first pay per view. The question is how badly will Kane be beaten

    • Danny Philippi

      Kane will lose, sell his injury, and film See No Evil 2. Book it

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I just disappointed that we didn’t get anymore clarification on Bray’s statement from Smackdown. “I am already dead!” That has me more interested than the Ring of Fire Match!

  • Scottyo614

    The other Bella needs boobs

  • Robbie

    Lord ain’t that the truth, the Bella’s do control the division!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Sadly it is…

      • Xavier

        The division should be built around Naomi, she’s super talented and can go in the ring as well

  • David

    So Brie Bella gets a match at Summer Slam, but Dean Ambrose has to fight in the pre show?

    • Xavier

      Ambrose doesn’t have a show on E right now so…..

      • David

        Yeah a show that will be on at the same time as Summer Slam this sunday.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Yeah, but it is two different demographics is what WWE will argue.

          • Scottyo614

            20,000,000 viewers though

        • Xavier

          Hmm, Interesting, your right though. I wonder if they will have it air before hand

        • Danny Philippi

          I think Total Divas and DVR belong in the same sentence.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I actually watch it weekly because it is a way to get my wife to watch something WWE related. I have found myself interested in the backstage side of it.

          • Robbie

            I’m always interested in watching what happens backstage

          • Xavier

            It’s a guilty pleasure of a lot of male wrestling fans. Most won’t admit to watching it though

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Boy, isn’t that an injustice!

      • Xavier

        Lol, I see what you did there

  • Scottyo614

    Kofi is so stale he doesn’t get a cheer anymore. Evolution is a must for him

    • David

      I would be all for a Kofi Kingston heel turn.

    • Xavier

      Agree with you 400%, I would say a heel turn but I couldn’t see him being believable at all as a heel

      • Danny Philippi

        Kofi Kingston is this generations Ahmed Johnson. Great potential but minor title success.

        • Xavier

          I use to be a huge Ahmed mark back in 95/96 as a kid. His kidney injury really killed his momentum. Remember the battle Royal he won earn a title shot against the winner of HBK/Vader the night after Summerslam

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Sadly, I see all of the reasons Kofi won’t breakthrough to the main event scene. He botches frequently, is shaky on the mic, and just doesn’t have the character to make it there.

      • David

        This might sound weird, but on SMS, he has alot of the same characteristics as Randy Savage.

        • David

          I mean facial expressions not, characteristcs.

      • Scottyo614

        Change his move set, hit a few low blows, destroy things like he did during the Orton feud and maybe you can salvage it

  • savokes

    ADR makes me not even care about the WHC…he just doesn’t seem legit

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Considering all of his reigns have been less then 90 days and ADR himself doesn’t seem to believe in his character, I agree.

      • savokes

        I actually changed the channel to Big Bang Theory because that match, except for the one move off the top rope, was boring

    • Dan

      I HATE ADR. He is too boring esp now that Rodriguez isn’t there… Don’t be surprised if he cost adr (at least I hope) the championship and then becomes a wrestler. I heard he’s actually really good in the ring.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    They need to do something,anything with Kofi to make him even remotely interesting again. A heel turn may be just what the doctor ordered.

  • Xavier

    ADR just isn’t champion material. He’s actually a solid wrestler and solid on the mic as well but he’s never had that “it” factor. Can’t quit put my finger on it but it’s just not there with him.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He doesn’t believe in his character or what he says. If he can’t sell himself to the crowd or to himself, then why should we believe he could be a champion?

      • Xavier

        Great point

  • Xavier

    Mark Henry is my pick to win the battle royal. That keeps his face reactions strong , and a win over Henry at Summerslam is a nice building block for Ambrose. I pray to God Axel doesn’t win.

  • Scottyo614

    IMO Del Rio came 30 years too late. He would have been perfect in the 80s truthfully. Fights a very old school style and with his Hispanic heritage could have drawn massive heat. We get on him now, but there’s a time he could have been a huge star in the US

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Exactly! He seems like he is his father without the mask. And while that isn’t a bad thing, he just is too late to appeal to the modern crowds.

      • Scottyo614

        I agree fully! I think, and again this is a imo, this is why he does so good in PPV matches compared to Raw. He can work body limbs and make a match believable, but to snap on an armbar isn’t very real in 5 minutes with no build. I get what he’s doing… It just doesn’t meet the fans need.

        • Xavier

          One of his better matches was the cash in of Ziggler, he did a superb job of making it look like he might survive Ziggler’s cash in. It’s like I said, the guy can work but just lacks that “it” factor or like you said, just came after his time.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          That’s why I have been enjoying his matches on Smackdown of late. 10+ minutes and he doesn’t disappoint.

    • Xavier

      Agreed

  • Danny Philippi

    It’s Halftime with the score the Redskins … Oh yeah that’s in four weeks from tonight. Raw needs to pick up huge momentum after Summerslam if they want to get 3.0 plus ratings in September.

  • Robbie

    There’s been no build at all for the WHC match…

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Does anyone else get the feeling this may be Christian’s last run?

    • David

      After that video, I was thinking the same thing.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I’ve been wondering it since his win on Smackdown 2 weeks ago. The emotion he showed and Orton and RVD shaking his hand after it felt too real.

  • Danny Philippi

    Time to leave the room for an ice cream sandwich.

  • Xavier

    I love Zeb on the mic but I feel the WWE missed the boat with this “We The People” stuff. And Cesaro isn’t a good fit at all wih Zeb IMHO, and watching Swagger is like watching grass grow.

    • Kanewty

      I agree, out of curiosity, who would you put with Zeb?

      • Xavier

        I actually think Lesnar would of been a perfect fit. Imagine Zeb being involved in the Guerrero/Lesnar feud in 2004. Now that would of been big time.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Or Guerrero/JBL when JBL first turned.

          • Xavier

            That would of worked as well. Although JBL never needed a mouth piece.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            No, he didn’t, but with the characters they would have together, it would have been incredible.

  • savokes

    I think Hacksaw and his 2×4 would get ANY crowd going more than this “We The People” gimmick

    • Jesse Sherwood

      The thing is, they chose the wrong person to start with Zeb. Swagger is someone the fans just can’t get behind either way, like ADR.

      • savokes

        Thats a good point…guess they figured since Swagger was already the “All-American American” that it would be a seamless transition

        • Jesse Sherwood

          And it should have been. But Swagger just doesn’t have the personality for this business.

  • Xavier

    Hope the Usos win.

  • Danny Philippi

    Is it me or do the Uso’s have the best enterance in WWE now?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I still don’t like the music, but the entrance as a whole is well done.

    • David

      I vote for the Wyatt Family.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Was the first time JBL acknowledged his past with Zeb?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      No, he has a couple of times now.

  • savokes

    wow, was that another “swagger-botch”?

  • Danny Philippi

    Did the fans chant DUI to Swagger. So two months ago.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Still funny!

      • Danny Philippi

        Yea, I was joking that Swagger hasn’t done anything noteworthy since “mania.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          And Kendra loved the chant too!

  • Danny Philippi

    Thank god the Uso’s won. I hate Colter’s Clan of Cesaro and Swagger like I hate hangnails on my big toe.

    • Xavier

      Me too bro, they have no upside as a tag team

  • Scottyo614

    As my comment with ADR being 30 years too late, the Usos are about 12 years late. The Hardys vs. E&C vs. Dudley’s vs. Usos could have been epic… These two have it as a tag team. They need a full feud.

    • Xavier

      Say bro, I got a wrestling group on FB, I’m still pretty small (only 26 members right now) but looking to grow it. Feel free to join if you’d like. Here’s the link

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

      • Scottyo614

        It keeps coming up broken, but I’d love to join

        • Jesse Sherwood

          He’ll need to friend you first. That fixed it for me.

          • Xavier

            Yeah I don’t know what’s going on with this stupid link

          • Jesse Sherwood

            You have the group as private.

          • Xavier

            Oh, my bad. I’ll change that in a sec.

        • Xavier

          Look me up on FB, my email is usc5chargers@yahoo.com and my real name is Andre Holly II

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I hate this Shop commercial. Like Cena would buy 10,000 copies of his shirt for $249,900!

  • Danny Philippi

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Hah ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Hah!

    • Xavier

      Not looking forward to this segment?

      • Danny Philippi

        Wait, I was looking forward to a cat nap. lol

  • Robbie

    Stu sounds likea cool guy

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Party at Stu’s house!

  • Danny Philippi

    2011 called, they need their Summerslam main event concept back with interest.

  • Robbie

    Man, Cena’s elbow looks horrible!

  • savokes

    geez! Cena’s elbow should get it’s own match against Bryan’s beard

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It’s so big that this should now be a handicap match!

    • Xavier

      LMFAO, line of the night

  • Robbie

    Let’s go Bradshaw chants!

  • Scottyo614

    This is random, but I hate the WWE title after 5 beers

  • savokes

    geez! Cena’s elbow should have it’s own match with Bryan’s beard

  • Danny Philippi

    The most a Sacramento crowd has been since the Kings were in the conference finals in 2002.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Amen Bryan!

  • Xavier

    I’m loving this segment so far

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

    Cena a parody of wrestling!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Preach!

      • Robbie

        Church!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          TESTIFY!

          • Robbie

            CAN I GET AN AMEN?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Amen!

          • Adam Paul Haase

            Is that Reverend D’Von I can hear?

          • Robbie

            I want a Pope D’Angelo!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Pope could do so well so WWE now.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Yep! Got my ministry license from him!

  • Will.I.Am

    If Bryan isn’t in it for the fame then why did he leave the ROH for the WWE, Hmmmm, Hypocrite he is.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He left so he could prove he was the best on the biggest stage of them all.

      • Navin T. Ramkissoon

        He got a chance to work for the biggest Wrestling Company in the world. Who would not jump at the chance?

        • Will.I.Am

          Perhaps he didn’t for the fame as well

          • Will.I.Am

            *did

  • Xavier

    Not a fan of Cena’s promo tonight. Was hoping for the more aggressive side of Cena that we got last week

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

    This is starting to feel like a shoot

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I agree! It felt completely like a worked shoot.

  • Danny Philippi

    I am ready for Cena to say to his critics to “Suck It”. Please for the life of me.

    • Xavier

      Me to. One day hopefully

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I give Cena a lot of flack, but the force of the man’s character is amazing. Call him the doom of the art of wrestling, but the man has shown more dedication to this business than most can say. I respect the hell out of him.

    • Xavier

      Agreed. That’s why you won’t ever see me trash that man on the net.

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

      It has been easy to forget he has been in a lot of great matches.

      • Xavier

        Cena haters tend to overlook that though. He’s had a lot of great matches for someone who “can’t wrestle”.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          When one looks back at Cena and sees his body of work when he started, yes it is much better than it is now. But the thing is, Cena adapted to fill a certain position. And it works well for him.

          • tim

            I think a lot of the Cena haters are just sick of his character. Don’t get me wrong there are many who will hate him no matter what, but I think a lot of us, myself included, are just bored of him. The man does have passion and despite not being the best wrestler he has put on many great matches and works hard even when hurt. I know Cena turning heel is a “I’ll believe it when I see it” thing, but if it were to happen it would cause a real shakeup. Not as much as Hogan turning but it would be a welcome sight to see

          • Dan

            Cena heel turn will probly never happen because of the kids and all his make a wish. It would probly tarnish it since so many kids look up to him.

    • Robert Olley

      If kurt angle,undertaker and shawn michaels say your good in the ring then thats a gold reccomendation i dont watch wwe anymore because i simply can afford it but the bryan cena promos read really intense

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I guess I’m lucky I live in rural Arkansas and can get cable for as cheap as $35 a month. That promo was amazing.

  • Xavier

    LMAO, you guys here the guy in the front say HHH is better then Bryan

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Ouch! Cena just hit low!

  • Xavier

    LOL okay, I take it back. Cena just picked up the intensity. I love it

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Wow this is a heck of an intense promo with some solid work between both guys

    • Xavier

      Agreed. Wasn’t a fan of Cena’s promo at first but he really picked it up towards the end. Bryan was great with some of his verbal jabs at Cena. The slap at the end was great as well. Bryan getting under Cena’s skin a little is something you don’t see people do to Cena very much so that was refreshing.I forgot Miz was in this segment lol

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Honestly, I think that was the point. Miz TV gave us a reason to have them in the ring together, but he was not really needed for it.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And Orton on the ramp! More teasing of the cash in!

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

    Best promo in a long time

  • Robbie

    Not sure about HHH or Orton coming out

    • Xavier

      Yeah that kind of killed it for me. Wasn’t needed

  • savokes

    and it only took until 10:20 to feel like raw started

  • WyFo

    I feel like Miz was a 3rd wheel there. Did he really have to be out there? I mean the same thing could have been done without it being on Miz TV

  • James O

    I get the feeling Orton is in cahoots with HHH, something just didn’t seem right about that segment what so ever.

    • James O

      well the end of the segment, the rest was great!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Same here. Evolution 2.0?

    • Kanewty

      I’m thinking by the end of summerslam we will have the start of 1 or maybe 2 stables, and as a fan of stables, I like this

      • Jesse Sherwood

        With the size of the roster being 70 active superstars and Divas, it would be a great way to build up new stars while keeping older stars relevant.

        • Xavier

          It would be like 97 all over again when you had D.O.A, The Nation, Los Boricuas, The Truth Commissioned, The Hart Foundation, and DX

  • mark

    I’ve said it last week and will say it again. Cena heel turn is in the works.

    • Xavier

      I still think Bryan is the one turning heel this Sunday

  • Robbie

    Can’t help but laugh when I see Truth’s hair

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He looks like he is balding!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I’ll correct myself, he is balding ala Ron Simmons!

  • James O

    And we follow up a great segment with this…

    • Xavier

      This is considered a cool down segment. Don’t wanna have the Cena/Bryan, Punk/Lesnar/Heyman stuff to close together. Truth/Fandango allows the crowd to catch their breath a little

  • Scottyo614

    That hair line is leaving quickly on the truth

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He’s balding the same way as Ron Simmons did!

      • Xavier

        Truth has gotta be over 40 now?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          41.

          • Scottyo614

            By 42 he will be saying d@mn

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wow, Truth is 41! No wonder he is looking older.

    • Robbie

      I rememeber seeing how old he was a few months ago and was truly shocked!

  • Robbie

    RVD to win the Battle Royal seeing as they are looking for ways to put him on the card. Plus RVD vs. Ambrose would be awesome

  • Jesse Sherwood

    WWE lost a great chance 2 years ago for Truth to be a main event talent. Now he is too old to be going into that phase of a career and will likely end his career as a guy who never got a real chance to prove himself.

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

    This is going to be a quick battle royal

  • Xavier

    I really hope Axel doesn’t get involved with the Punk/Heyman/Lesnar segment. I said it once and I’ll say it again, Axel shouldn’t be within 100000000000000000000000000000000000000 miles of this feud. He literally adds nothing to that feud.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I had an idea here! Who thinks that WWE will have Big Show come back here and win it?

    • Xavier

      Didn’t even think of that, that would be cool with me though

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

      That’s right wasn’t he supposed to be back last week?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Three weeks ago, but hadn’t been fully cleared yet.

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

          Ok now I’m a little interested in this next match

    • Robbie

      I can see going down to Ryback, RVD and Henry. Ryback eliminates Henry, RVD eliminates Ryback and The Shield come down, Big Show comes out and returns and announces him and Henry to take on Rollins and Reigns. Wouldn’t be surprised to see a 6-man tag on Smackdown either

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

        That’s the call Henry and Show for the tag titles, it plays into the promo the shield did

      • Robbie

        Damn! So close!

  • Robbie

    I see Tensai has gotten rid of the Japanese writing on his head

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He ditched that shortly after Mania.

      • Robbie

        Huh, never noticed.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Shows how much they are on TV in semi-relevant matches!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          And on top of that, he’s growing his Albert beard again!

  • Danny Philippi

    I have an idea. Have RVD and Mark Henry be the last two in the ring. Shield comes down the crowd. As they enter the ring, Big Show arrives and instead of just a US title match, we have a tag title match on the preshow too.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Looks like you may be right!

    • Xavier

      You called it. Kind of lol, no Big Show though.

    • Xavier

      Hold up, does this show come on earlier where you are?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Nope, he books logically!

        • Xavier

          I’m calling BS, I’m saying the show aired early where is lives at lol

          • Jesse Sherwood

            No, let’s face reality here. He’s a Time Lord. He hoped in his TARDIS and traveled back in time to spoil this one segment for us.

          • Xavier

            That’s what I figured

  • Cubed56

    Just got caught up with the show tonight ans WOW! Cena and Bryan really brought it, punk and lesnar are really gonna have to do something spectacular to top that to close the show tonight.

    • Xavier

      What up Cubed56, and here I was starting to think you didn’t care about us anymore lol

      • Jesse Sherwood

        See, Cubed, Xavier has been running your good name in the ground all night! You have to cut an awesome shoot promo on him!

        • Xavier

          Cubed is a parody of a true wrestling fan lol

          • Cubed56

            Why you gotta play me like that bro?

          • Xavier

            Lol

        • Cubed56

          Ha, I se what you did there, well played.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            *bows* That’s what I do!

          • Cubed56

            You know I can cut a good shoot promo, but Xavier just doesn’t deserve it, lol.

      • Cubed56

        Nah, still here my man. Was at raw live in Green Bay last week, and had a mini vacation with the wife and kid in Florida from last Tuesday till yesterday

        • Xavier

          Nice. You hit up Disney World?

          • Cubed56

            You know it! Pretty much a given when your son is 3 you know.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE ELIMINATE KHALI???

    • Xavier

      I was kind of hoping he wins actually

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Tell me you didn’t just say that!

        • Xavier

          Lol

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Thank the overlords that Khali was eliminated during commercial!

  • Danny Philippi

    Would someone explain why recently the big men haven’t won a battle royal or a Royal Rumble?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Because that would be logical! #IllogicalBooking

    • Xavier

      Big men hardly ever win the rumble. Big John Studd & Undertaker are the only big men that come to mind that actually won a Royal Rumble. Khali won a battle royal once in 07 I believe for the WHC

  • Cubed56

    Would love to see Titus pull a rabbit out his cap here and win this.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Really? Really? Really!

      • Cubed56

        Yes sir, really.

      • Dan

        I think Titus needs a push to honestly. BUT not yet. I say after next year WM possibly. He needs something other than Darren Young…

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Darren Young is easily the weakest all around person from NXT season 1. He has almost nonexistent mic skills, his ring work is shoddy at best, and his look is identical to Cena’s. I don’t see how he hasn’t been cut yet. I guess the Primetime Players gimmick is doing him a small blessing.

    • Xavier

      He’s one of my favorites, he has a ton of potential as a face I think. Would love to see him get a singles push

  • Danny Philippi

    When Khali is eliminated during commercial break, does it make a sound? Just asking.

  • Xavier

    Kofi Kingston = John Morrison

    • Jesse Sherwood

      But with more charisma.

    • Cubed56

      Exact same.

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

      John who? :)

    • Dan

      Kofi 10x better than Morrison

  • Robbie

    Always love seeing Kofi in these matches

    • Avalanchian

      Kofi always does something amazing in the Rumbles then get eliminated right after the amazing feat. Wish they used him a bit more.

  • Danny Philippi

    Fleeting Goldberg chants from the Sacramento faithful.

  • Xavier

    It’s either gonna be RVD or Henry.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Anyone else notice the only faces left out of the top 6 were Henry and RVD?

  • Xavier

    Great way to finish the Battle Royal. Two faces that are really over

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Sierra
    Hotel
    India
    Echo
    Lima
    Delta
    SHIELD!

    • -|AZ|-

      Is this what the taped voice says before their music plays?

      -|AZ|-

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Yes, it is. It is a part of the US military’s phonetic alphabet.

  • Robbie

    Here comes Show!

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

    Are we all geniuses or what

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Nope, it’s Booking 101, which all IWC fans have taken!

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

        So wwe creative missed that course then.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Yep!

      • Xavier

        Not hardly, if the IWC was booking things we’d get something similar to TNA.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          No, TNA follows “How To Tick Off Every Segment Of Your Fan Base” by Vince Russo and Jim Cornette!

          • Xavier

            As much flack as Russo gets he was pretty freaking great under the watchful eye of Vince. He’s a big part of the resurgence of the WWE in the late 90s with his swerve writing.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            But that is why he was good. He had a filter. Without one, he does what he did in WCW and TNA.

          • Xavier

            But somehow that Dog Kunnel Al Snow/Bossman match slipped thru the cracks. Still can’t let that slide lol

          • Jesse Sherwood

            *Shudders* we don’t speak of that moment Xavier!

  • savokes

    sometimes logical works better than trying to overthink yourself

  • Xavier

    Either Danny can see into the future or the show comes on earlier where is lives. I want answers lol.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I told you, it’s Booking 101!

    • Cubed56

      He’s got someone on the inside, maybe he’s that dude that’s predicted all the ppv matches for the last 5 months posting as Danny.

      • Danny Philippi

        Nope, unfortunately. It is just watching WWE for 20 years. I can still remember The Mega Maniacs of Hulk Hogan and Brutus Beefcake. And managed by Mouth of the South Jimmy Hart.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          No, I have it below! You’re a Time Lord! And considering that you spoiled a segment, you must be the Master! *Pulls out Sonic Screwdriver*

        • Cubed56

          Kudos to you then sir.

        • Xavier

          Say bro, I got a wrestling group on FB, I’m still pretty small (only 26 members right now) but looking to grow it. Feel free to join if you’d like. Here’s the link

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

  • WyFo

    Lol Rollins was totally about to say Oh Shit!

  • Steven

    Big Show + Mark Henry = Sexual Show…

    • Avalanchian

      Ya we pretty much got our team to compete for the tag titles.

    • Cubed56

      You’ve been working all night on that haven’t you?

      • Steven

        As soon as Danny called it, I got my notepad out and came up with all sorts of combinations. Eventually settled on that one.

        • Cubed56

          I’m actually curious as to what other names you had.

      • Xavier

        I was gonna leave that comment alone lol

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Big Sexual Chocolate Show…

      • Cubed56

        Now it’s just getting awkward.

  • Xavier

    Yo, Jesse are we approaching some record for the most comments posted on a RAW forum here in WNW?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Not quite, but it is going to be close!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    “All Punk needs to do is play the hero.” But he is the antihero! He’s destroying Axel in the back!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Punk goes Extreme!

  • Xavier

    I guess this is the segment where Punk destroys Lesnar

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

    Looks like Punk will lose on Sunday

    • Xavier

      I think so to. Nothing against Punk but if Lesnar loses clean to Punk I think it makes Brock look somewhat weak

      • Cubed56

        Punk will lose, but it won’t be clean, they can’t afford to make punk look weak with another PPV loss, at least a clean loss that is.

  • Scottyo614

    Curtis Axel, you my friend have been buried

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I want to see Heyman take 1 bump from Punk! Is that too much to ask?

  • Danny Philippi

    Time to sign out. It was a blast and will join you guys next week.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Great to have you Danny!

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

    A much better last show for summerslam than for WM

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I think they learned a lesson on that one!

  • Robbie

    Must say, not quite the beating I had in mind for Lesnar

    • Jesse Sherwood

      No, but it made Punk look strong while not diminishing Lesnar’s status.

    • Xavier

      Agreed, I was expecting a little more.

  • David F.

    Big Show looked great tonight. Best shape he has been in years! Man how the mighty have fallen. Ryback is not even booked for the PPV.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      As well as he shouldn’t have been. His work of late has been awful and his ego ran rampant. He needs this humbling.

  • Adam Paul Haase

    R-Truth and Fandango, NXT much?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Sadly, it felt like it was right out of Season 4.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Thanks to everyone who commented here tonight!

  • -|AZ|-

    The comment thread was awesome today. I lol’d gazillion times!

    Jesse, Xavier, Danny (Dude seriously how did you predict Big Show’s return), Cubed and all others, take a bow m/

    -|AZ|-

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Honestly, these watch parties we do for Raw and Impact are the highlights of my week. I love interacting with the WNW community and am humbled to be able to write for you each and every week.

  • Rayner Chee-bai

    Andre’s ghost? Ambrose is gold!

  • Op7

    Punk isnt believable as a face

  • Mike Love

    I don’t know about you guys but having Triple H being the “Special Guest Referee” really pisses me off. First off, John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan is already big enough on it’s own without Trip in it. They’re the two hottest superstars in WWE today and that match is arguably the most anticipated title match in some time. On a side note, I thoroughly enjoy the feud Triple H and Vince are having right now but why do they have to sew it in with the WWE Championship bout? They’re head butting has nothing to do with Cena or Bryan (besides the fact that one thinks Bryan isn’t champ material but-). Triple H being the SGR only means that Vince is going to get involved at some point and totally 180 this match. Which sucks, because this match would look better as your typical non-gimmick title bout. Triple H doesn’t give two shits if it’s called down the middle, he just wants to physically put himself in more control over Vince with it. And it shifts the focus from Cena-Bryan to Triple H-McMahon, which shouldn’t even be a question of legitimacy when you’re involving the WWE Title.

  • Ayo

    Can someone explain what “Grand Theft Halliburton” means