RAW Results 4/15/13 – Punk’s Emotional Roller Coaster

Pre-RAW Commercial

Punk returns tonight, how will he respond. Ryback explains why he attacked Cena, tonight on RAW.

Show Starts

Video

Recap of Henry facing Cena last week, then Ryback came to the ring and destroyed Cena. And Taker tombstoned Punk and retained his streak to 21-0, but Punk returns tonight on RAW.

Handicap Match – Orton & Sheamus vs Big Show

Orton’s music hits and he comes to the ring. Sheamus out to join him. Video of Big Show taking out Sheamus and Orton last week on RAW. Big Show out to face them.

Orton and Sheamus discuss who will start, Sheamus ends up locking up with Big Show. Sheamus backed into a corner. Clean break and Sheamus out with big blows on Big Show, but a side slam flattens Sheamus. Sheamus takes a blow and rolls out. Sheamus with his forearms on Big Show from the apron, but not all ten. Big Show hung up top. Sheamus comes in from the top of the corner with a battering ram dropping Big Show for two.

Sheamus send out and makes it back in at 7, as Big Show just watched and waited, lounging in a corner. Chops on Sheamus, then Big Show takes him down for two. Sheamus tries to fight back, Big Show Big Show locks his arm. Sheamus free and tries to fight back, but runs right into another side slam for two.

Big Show climbs, gets to the second ropes, but Sheamus up and between Big Show’s legs, and stands with Big Show on his shoulders! Sheamus really struggles, then falls back on the mat. Both men are down! Sheamus is able to tag out. Orton on Big Show with blows, then a big drop kick drops Big Show to the mat! Big Show to his feet on the apron, Orton kicks Big Show in the head, and manages to grab Big Show. Orton hits his DDT from over the top rope! Orton calls for the RKO, but then Big Show grabs him for a chokeslam. Sheamus in with a brogue kick! Orton with his RKO on Big Show for three.

Winners- Sheamus & Orton (6:22)

Video of the high points in this match. Sheamus and Orton pose for the fans.

Announce Segment

Cole talks about 3MB and how they went after Trip on Smackdown. They go to video of 3MB surrounding the ring, but then The Shield joined them and destroyed 3MB.

Backstage Segment

Josh with 3MB. Josh start asking them about The Shield, but Slater cuts him off and says they’re there to call out The Shield. They’re going out and calling The Shield out.

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In Ring Segment

3MB in the ring playing air instruments. Slater says last week on Smackdown the greatest rock band in WWE history was going to take out Trip, but that three man cover band got involve. Mahal says they’re the only band that will rock your face! McIntyre says, before we send you on the highway to hell, we want a hand written apology, right now.

Brock’s music and out he comes. Brock bounces around on stage, then to the ring as Slater and his friends wait casually for him. Brock in and tosses Slater out. Mahal and McIntyre on Brock. Clothesline to McIntyre, belly-to-belly on Mahal, then an F5 on McIntyre. Outside Slater tries to run away, but Brock teleports outside the ring and clotheslines Slater. Brock hits Slater with an F5 onto the barricade – his knees hit. Another F5 on Slater on the barricade, this time on one knee, and Slater is left hanging there, hands on the floor. Then Slater crumbles to the floor.

“One more time!” chants, but Brock doesn’t. He smirks and heads into the ring.

Heyman into the ring says he told us last week, his client is ready for a fight. The fight his client wants, and has demonstrated tonight, is against Trip. On Sunday, April 7th, Trip did something no man in WWE history, or anywhere – I’m sorry to say this in front of you, my friend – knocked Brock out. That makes Trip one hell of a man, a fighter, a warrior worth admiration. If Trip was there, he’d shake his hand and say he respects him for what he witnessed him do at WrestleMania.

“Triple H!” chants.

I know you feel the same way, but Brock doesn’t share my opinion, so we have a problem. So, your hollow victory at WrestleMania evens the score. Now you’re one and one with Brock. There can only be one dominant alpha male in the WWE ‘Universe’. How to do fix this. There’s a major event coming up, Extreme Rules. Brock and Heyman want a match in which a man who is knocked out will be shown no mercy, victimized, it’s time to get barbaric, it’s time for a match where skin gets ripped from bones, careers are ended in a second. It’s time to get primal, uncensored, ruthless, extreme. My client proposes an old school Steel Cage Match. And because we know you’ll be down with that, we have two words for you – challenge issues. Video recap of Brock’s attack on 3MB.

Backstage Segment

Split-screen, Cesaro and Kofi are heading to the ring.

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US Title Match – Cesaro (c) vs Kofi

Kofi out to the ring. Cesaro comes out wearing his US Title belt, mic tucked into the top. He yodels on his way to the ring, and in. Kofi doesn’t look impressed.

Kofi rolls Cesaro up for one, then Cesaro dives into the ropes in a corner to hide. Cesaro with a shoulder block on Kofi for one. Kofi and Cesaro moves around and Kofi gets a backslide for one. Cesaro into a corner and Kofi tries to splash, but Cesaro moves and Kofi eats corner. Back and forth, then Kofi with a clothesline and boom drop. Cesaro ducks TIP, then tosses Kofi into the air and hits an upper cut as Kofi comes down. Cesaro pins for two.

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Cesaro grates his laces across Kofi’s face in the corner. Short clothesline on Kofi. Cesaro kicks Kofi lightly in the head, taunting him. Kofi sets for the SOS, but Cesaro comes back with a head butt and pins Kofi for two. Cesaro on Kofi in a corner with blows.

“Ole! Ole!” chants.

SOS on Cesaro for two as Cesaro reaches for the ropes. Kofi rushes Cesaro and eats a back elbow, but then hits TIP. Cesaro rolls out. Kofi out and sends Cesaro in. Kofi climbs, but Cesaro catches Kofi as he flew, then hits a backbreaker for two!

“Kofi!” chants.

Cesaro rushes Kofi in a corner, but eats a foot. Kofi slingshots, but is caught by Cesaro. Kofi reverses but only gets two. Cesaro rolls Kofi up for two, then another two. TIP and Kofi gets the three.

Winner & new US Champ– Kofi (9:16)

Kofi celebrates. Video recap of Cesaro catching Kofi flying through the air – twice. Kofi celebrates, and Josh is in. Kofi says, I just brought the US Championship back home, baby!

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Announce Segment

Cole and King talk about cashing in the MITB. They go to video of ADR competing against Swagger (nothing said about it being a Handicap Match with Zeb tagging with Swagger), then when ADR was beaten down, Ziggler cashed in his MITB. Video of Ziggler defeating ADR for the WHC last week on RAW. They show virtually, if not all, the whole two minute match.

Backstage Segment

Ziggler, flanked by AJ and Big E, head for the ring.

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In Ring Segment

Justin announces the new WHC, Dolph Ziggler! Ziggler comes out with AJ and Big E. Ziggler listens to the heat, then says he cashed in his MITB and became WHC. It was the single greatest moment in this history of RAW. All because of me! Because of me! You might ask how I can top that? Top myself. It’s easy, there’s never been a WHC as charismatic, athletic, flamboyant. You name it, I’ve got it and I do it better than everybody else. Time to face facts. I’m just too good. You may boo, I don’t care. Listen as loud as you can, I don’t care! Think of this when you’re watching an NFL game and someone scores a TD, they’re showing off. Anyone catch Louisville in the NCAA Basketball Tournament, they were showing off! It’s what you do when you’re simply better then everyone else. And I back it up every single night. When you’re as good as I am, perks come with the job. Fame, fortune, everyone wants your autograph, and, ah, this – Ziggler kisses AJ. Ziggler says no one is as good as me, no one will ever take this Title off my hands!

ADR’s music hits. Ricardo comes out on crutches, ADR’s left knee taped up. They both head down to the ring. ADR says, last week… listens to the pop. Last week I told you when the time is right, I’ll invoke my rematch clause. I want it right now!

Ziggler laughs, and talks about him hobbling down, good story bro…

EXCUSE ME!! EXCUSE ME!! Hurt or not, ADR wants a rematch, and he gets one. This match is starting right now.

World Heavyweight Championship Match – Ziggler (c) vs ADR

Zeb comes out and says there would not be a MITB or WHC of not for Swagger. Swagger is a real American! Only reason you won is because Swagger tore him up. ADR doesn’t deserve to be Champion, neither does Ziggler. ADR gets rid of Swagger from them ring, and Big E gets between ADR and Ziggler. Swagger grabs ADR by an ankle, drags him to a corner, then slams his knee into the post. Clothesline outside to ADR. Swagger stomps ADR, then locks on the Patriot Lock. ADR is screaming and holding the ring apron. Refs finally pulls Swagger off ADR. Zeb claps for the damage Swagger inflicted on ADR. The doctor is out and to ADR’s side, trying to tend to him.

Backstage Segment

Kane and Bryan heading for the ring. Bryan is pulling on his beard. Kane slaps Bryan’s hand away and snips at him for it. Bryan pulls on his beard with the other hand. Kane isn’t impressed.

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Video

Recap of Swagger’s attack on ADR.

Backstage Segment

Ricardo is trying to keep ADR calm as they tend to him medically.

Prime Time Players vs Team Hell No

O’Neil and Young are in the ring dancing. Fire erupts and Team Hell No come out together. Bryis yelling “NO!” “NO!” “NO!” the whole way. Bryan closes his eyes and sticks his fingers in his ears, looking like a little boy as Kane calls fire from all four. Video recap of The Shield about to attack Taker, but Team Hell No rushed out to big brother’s side, and The Shield left. Next week Taker joins Team Hell No to face The Shield next week on RAW!

O’Neil with a knee on Bryan. Bryan comes back with kicks on O’Neil as the fans chant “YES!” with each one. Low drop kick on a kneeling O’Neil’s chest for two. Young tags in and clotheslines Bryan. O’Neil tags in and stomps Bryan, then barks. Forearms on O’Neil face, but then O’Neil catches Bryan’s crossbody and, while staring at Kane, throws Bryan over his head. Young tags in and O’Neil slams Young on Bryan for two.

Bryan with elbows on Young, then a flying forearm. Kane tags in. Young whipped and clotheslined, then in the opposite corner. Sidewalk slam on Young for two. Kane climbs with a flying clothesline. O’Neil rushes in, sent right out the other side. Bryan off the apron takes O’Neil out. Young rushes Kane and eats a chokeslam. JBL says, call PETA, we have a flying goat! Bryan tags in and hits his flying headbutt off the corner for three.

Winners – Team Hell No (3:32)

Bryan and Kane argue about timing for the “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” chants.

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Slo-Mo Slam

Cena beat Henry last week via Count Out. Henry took Cena out, then Ryback took Henry out. But then Ryback took Cena out.

Backstage Segment

Ryback is seething. April 7th, WrestleMania, the best night of your career Cena, worst night of mine. Beat The Rock,found your redemption, won the WWE Title. Worst night of my career. Only one place to go – you down, me up – let me remind you. Video of Ryback’s attack on Cena last week. Ryback says Cena must have a lot of questions – why Ryback? Or maybe you know, saw it in my eyes before I took your head off last week. What choice did I have, after everything I’ve been through. The night after WrestleMania, staring up from the bottom, again, that was not going to happen. But I’m getting ahead of myself. You’re probably thinking that you helped me out, took me under your wing, and this is how you repay me. You did take me in, told the WWE ‘Universe’ that Ryback is my friend, and an okay guy. You even gave me your Title shot when you were injured – which I think a lot of people wish you were more often. (Ryback breaths heavy.)

Video from October 15, 2012 where Cena started the “Feed me more!” chants. Ryback says Cena made me feel like I belonged, had a seat at the table, and like you’d always have my back, but now I know that a friendship with Cena is nothing more than a promise of living in the shadow of John Cena. I am not an afterthought, or sidekick. There’s no light bright enough, not even the spotlight demanded by Cena to eclipse the force that is Ryback! (Ryback breaths heavier.) If you were Superman, say hello to Kryptonite! How many times Cena? How many times when you were on your road to redemption did you leave me to fend for myself?

Video from November 19, 2012 when Ryback was bombed through announce by The Shield. Where were you? Where were you when I was so close to my WWE Championship that I could taste it? Remember this? Video of Ryback at the top of the ladder, reaching for the belt, then the lights went out. When they came up, Ryback was being bombed through a table onto the stairs by The Shield.

You said I could trust you, said you had my back. Six times John, six times. Where were you? Designing your latest t-shirt? Where were you? (Ryback breathes and seethes.) Video of Ryback being bombed on Smackdown last month. Henry WSSing Ryback over and over again last month. But the three times you were attacked, I was there every time! But I understand, you had priorities. You were focused on one goal. You won back the WWE Title. You got lucky at the Royal Rumble, and grabbed your place at the table. Video of Cena eliminating Ryback at Royal Rumble. At Elimination Chamber you left me to fend for myself, again – video of this. Because you were on your way. You saw your golden prize at the end of the road. Good for you, you got what you set out to do. You’re the big winner. (Ryback breathes and glares.)

Last week while you stood in the ring and made your little jokes, I stood in the back and watched you act like no one else deserved to be there. Like I didn’t exist. Like that Title didn’t rightfully belong to me. I stood back there a waited for you to say something. For you to admit that you were only there because I wasn’t. (Ryback breathes harder and shakes more.) You tried to keep me in your shadow, you tried John. But last week I showed you, showed you that I am stepping out of it. You will have to see me for what I am, the biggest threat to your WWE Title ever. (Ryback breathes, shakes, and his eyes bug out.) Ryback rules!

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Video

Recap of Brock attacking 3MB.

R-Truth vs Barrett

R-Truth bounces in the ring. Barrett out to face him.

Side headlock on Barrett. Barrett reverses. R-Truth reverses into a hammerlock. R-Truth free and dances. R-Truth takes Barrett down. R-Truth laid across the corner and kicked in the ribs. Abdominal stretch on a sitting R-Truth. JBL defends Ryback and all the horrible things Cena has done. R-Truth takes Barrett down for two. Clotheslines to Barrett. Barrett whipped, but gets his feet up into R-Truth’s face. R-Truth comes back for two, but his scissors kick misses. Barrett sets up, but R-Truth free, then plants Barrett with a DDT for three.

Winner – R-Truth (3:12)

R-Truth appears to be in pain, but sells the win.

Backstage Segment

Maddox and Vickie talking. Long in and says Swagger faces Ziggler, he set it up. He gave Swagger some extra incentive. Vickie likes it and asks if Booker T knows. Maddox says he likes it, so go tell someone. Long tells Maddox it’s his job, so he need to go tell someone. Maddox is upset by this, but Vickie agrees and tells him it’s his job, go tell someone.

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Khali & Santino vs Team Rhodes Scholars

Khali out with Natalya and Hornswoggle. Santino out to tag with him. Team Rhodes Scholars out to face them. Sandow yells for silence! A famed philosopher once said, we are but dwarfs on the shoulders of giants. Cody says himself, along with his best friend Sandow will be like those proverbial dwarfs and giants as we advance the cause of decency for all. Sandow says, even in a den of ignorance, like South Carolina, you’re welcome! JBL says Darwin would go crazy watching this match.

Sandow on Khali with blows, but Khali reverses it in a corner and slaps Sandow’s chest. Rhodes tags in, and wants Santino to tag in, so he does. Santino gets all silly, but Rhodes stomps him down. Santino tries to float over in a corner, is taken down. Sandow tags in and on Santino with blows on the mat. Rhodes tags in and on Santino with a blow to the gut. Sandow tags in and they double snap mare. Rhodes with a knee, Sandow with his elbow for two. Chinlock on Santino. Santino up and free, but takes a forearm to the face. Santino dances under Sandow, then hits his hip toss. Power walk and the cobra comes out. Sandow cleanly takes it. Rhodes in and ducks away outside. Hornswoggle has his own cobra, but hits Rhodes in the ribs and nothing happens. Rhodes yells that Hornswoggle isn’t doing it right. Khali out and takes Rhodes down. In the ring Santino is distracted, and Sandow rolls him up – with tights – for three.

Winners – Team Rhodes Scholars (3:17)

Cody sends Sandow into his cartwheel. Video of the high points of the match.

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In Ring Segment

King in the ring and says there’s only been one instance where someone made their successful debut at WrestleMania, and against the first undisputed Champion, Chris Jericho. Since Monday night everyone has been Fandangoing. There’s been over 1,000 instances of it on social media. Video of the Fandangoing dance craze and all the Fandangoing that’s been showing up online – even on a New York Subway! King says, so here he is, and I hope I pronounce his name right Fahn-Dahn-Goo!

Fandango’s partner out, and he joins her. Cole talks about where it landed on various iTunes charts, as Fandango comes to the ring. Fans have been forcing it to be played at various sporting events this past weekend. Fandango over the top rope and into the ring, his partner in a split, and the flaming Fandango above the ring.

King asks, did you ever think…

Shhhhh! Jerry, how are your hips feeling?

How are my hips? They’re still here.

Can you move your hip Jerry, can you move them?

I think it’s time to move my hips over to announce position.

The fans are starting to sing his song.

Who here tonight wants to go Fandangoing with me? Do you want to go Fandangoing? How about these people right here? Do you want to go Fandangoing? What about you? Do you want to go Fandangoing? Before we go Fandangoing, I need for you to do one thing. That’s pronounce my name correctly. It goes like this – Fahn…

The fans say – Fan…

No, Fahn…

Fahn…

Dahn…

Dan…

You need to breathe in the A’s. Dahn…

Dahn…

Gooo…

Gooo…

Put it all together. Put it all together, what do you get? Fahn-Dahn-Gooo…

Cheers.

He lets out a sigh.

The fans start Fandangoing!

He looks at them. He says it’s quite obvious you cannot pronounce my name correctly, so you can all go Fahn-Danh-Gooo yourselves. Fandango leaves the ring and backs up the ramp with his lady dancer as the fans are Fandangoing in the stands. They pose on the stage.

Backstage Segment

Striker announces Cena. Cena says Ryback has a problem with me, I’m not hard to find. I’ll be in the ring, and I’ll change into a bright yellow shirt. I’ll be there with this (the belt) and will face Ryback face to face, like a man.

In Ring Segment

Swagger and Zeb to the ring.

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Swagger vs Ziggler

Swagger still waiting in the ring. Video of Zeb on mic and Swagger attacking ADR. Ziggler, AJ and Big E out, Ziggler again wearing his belt backward, but turns it around to head to the ring.

They circle, Ziggler ducks Swagger a couple times, then verbally taunts him. Ziggler grabs Swagger ankle, but ends up backed into a corner taking blows. Ziggler comes out yelling, then bitch slaps Swagger hard! They stare, then Ziggler flees. Swagger after Ziggler. Ziggler back in and attacks Swagger as he comes in. Ziggler then runs into a big boot. Knees to Ziggler in a corner. The ref pulls him off. Swagger back on Ziggler with knees. JBL says they’re two of the best amateurs ever in WWE. Short clothesline on Ziggler. Swagger had 30 pins in one season, more than Angle! Swagger grinds a foot into Ziggler’s gut. Ziggler whipped, but gets an elbow up. Ziggler takes Swagger down. Swagger catches Ziggler’s legs, then flees. Swagger hung up top. Ziggler back in, Swagger grabs him and hangs Ziggler on the top rope, the hard way (crotch), then Swagger clotheslines Ziggler to the floor.

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Swagger in the ring yelling, “We, the people!” Swagger rushes Ziggler, but takes the post to the shoulder. Ziggler rolls Swagger for two. Belly-to-belly on Ziggler for two. AJ looks on – crazed. Ziggler runs into a high knee, then Swagger stalks him. Ziggler gets his feet up for Swagger’s splash. Double ax handles to Swagger’s gut, then on Swagger’s knee. Ziggler with a drop kick on Swagger, followed by a big DDT for two.

Ziggler uses the ropes to get to his feet, rushes Swagger, but then hung up hard on the top rope, and pinned for three.

Winner – Swagger (10:28)

AJ and Big E in to Ziggler as Swagger and Zeb back up the ramp. Video of the win by Swagger. Both Zeb and Swagger have their hands over their hearts as they back up the ramp. ADR behind Swagger, attacking him. Ricardo keeps Zeb away by wielding his crutch as a weapon. A kick to Swagger’s chin sends him off the stage – but landing on his feet. ADR locks his cross arm breaker on Swagger over the side of the stage. Refs break the hold. ADR points at Ziggler in the ring, then gives him a huge wink. Video recap of the attack on Swagger. ADR and Ricardo celebrate on the stage.

Announce Segment

Cole talks about how The Rock was injured at WrestleMania. The Rock will not have surgery and will work through it. Cena will confront Ryback later in the show.

Backstage Segment

Punk and Heyman heading for the ring.

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Backstage Segment

Striker with Sheamus. Before anything Henry slams Sheamus back through the staging, then yells, that what I do! Henry then yells at people to get off him and not touch him.

In Ring Segment

Punk limps out in baggy blue jeans, a Punk t-shirt and gray hoodie. He doesn’t go down to his knee on the stage, looks at Heyman, then they head to the ring. Heyman talks to Punk in the ring.

“CM Punk!” chants.

Punk looks at the fans, thinks, looks at Heyman who nods. Punk thinks some more, looks about to cry, contemplative, looks around some more. Punk’s head drops, then he pulls the mic up. For 434 days as WWE Champion, I couldn’t enjoy the ride because I was always looking around the corner at what was next. The WWE Championship meant the world to me, everything I wanted. But I wanted that next challenge in The Rock. As I battled someone who will arguably go down as the greatest of all time, I still wanted more. I wanted to know what the next hurdle of my career is. I always want to do more. I always want to do better, bigger. After being Champ for 434 days, where do you go? After battle the most electrifying man in sports entertainment, where do you go? And I looked to the one thing that could possible be bigger than the Championship I loved so much. The one thing that could possibly be bigger than wrestling The Rock, and that was taking on The Streak at WrestleMania. I pushed Taker to the limit.

Punk clenches his fist and drops both arms, almost in defeat. Then he puts the mic back up to his mouth, but doesn’t speak. He thinks and looks at the fans.

“Respect!” chants from a couple guys, but then a huge dueling chant starts, “Undertaker!” and “CM Punk!” He scowls a bit, but you can see what this dueling chant really means to him under all of the character. Punk shakes his head at Heyman, then hugs him. Punk leaves the mic with Heyman and leaves the ring. Punk puts his hand up as if warding off the camera. Heyman is in awe. Punk stops on the ramp, but then leaves the ramp, goes to the right of the stage, under the lights and after a little poking ducks backstage that way.

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Backstage Segment

Booker T tells Long he’s overstepping his bounds.

Long says he knows what Booker T is thinking.

Booker T says Long doesn’t.

Long says Swagger is #1 contender.

Booker T says they will get their shots in a Triple Threat Match. Long needs to handle his business.

Kaitlyn vs Nikki Bella

Kaitlyn in the ring. Both Bellas to the ring in identical ring gear, even though Nikki is wrestling.

They lock up, Nikki thrown to the mat. They lock up. Nikki thrown to the mat. Big arm drag on Nikki who rolls out. Baseball slide on both Bellas. Kaitlyn sends a Bella in. One Bella distracts as the one inside kicks Kaitlyn’s feet out from under her. Kaitlyn sent in, Nikki back in wrenching Kaitlyn back into the ropes. Nikki distracts the ref and Brie attacks Kaitlyn from outside. Nikki pins for two.

Nikki stands on Kaitlyn’s hair and pulls her up. Nikki pins for two. Nikki wrenches Kaitlyn’s back by her neck, a knee in Kaitlyn’s back. Nikki talks smack and pins for two. The knee back in Kaitlyn’s back, her head wrenched back. Kaitlyn to her feet, but badly slammed to the mat. Nikki tries to get heat from the dead crowd, then pins Kaitlyn for two. Nikki on Kaitlyn again from behind, but Kaitlyn to her feet and slams Nikki back in a corner. Clotheslines to Nikki, then a shoulder block. Nikki in a corner takes a clothesline. Kaitlyn runs the ropes, then Nikki takes out her knee. JBL says we haven’t had a twin as a Champ. Cole corrects him that a Bella was Champ. Knee to Nikki’s gut. Twin magic. Brie slams Kaitlyn into the ropes and pins for three.

Winner – Bella (5:08)

Video of twin magic as Cole is trying to keep himself together with JBL, and talking about the larger and smaller twin.

Backstage Segment

Ryback heading for the ring.

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Video

Orton pinned Big Show. Henry attacks Sheamus backstage.

In Ring Segment

Cena to the ring, in his yellow shirt. He poses for the fans – facing away from the camera with the belt facing toward the camera. Cena grabs a mic, looks at his belt, then smiles at the fans who give mixed reaction. We’re going to see how this works then, the Champ is here! (Women and children cheer.) And the Ryback is there! And the Champ has a little business with the Ryback. So the Ryback get right here, right now!

“Feed me more!” Out comes Ryback. Ryback in and at Cena talking smack – off mic.

Cena says the WWE ‘Universe’ sees what I see. 290Lbs and destroyed everything in your path, and when they hear “Feed me more!” they know someone is about to get hurt. So somebody like me should be shaking in my boots, about to wet my khakis (a bit of a southern drawl on the last word). But I’m not. I’m not because of your almighty statement. You showed me what type of man that you were. [WWE production crew screws up in a big way! They show The Shield getting ready backstage. Someone cut away from Cena to show The Shield getting ready as Cena continued to speak!] Because the day after WrestleMania, I stood in this ring and gave an open challenge to anyone who thought they were man enough to earn, to come down and get them some (a southern drawl on the last phrase). What did you do? Nothing. Absolutely nothing, you sat and waited for my back to be turned to knock me down. And what did you do tonight?

“Boring!” chants as Cena held out his hand for them to do it.

Tonight you made the WWE ‘Universe’ listen to a highlight reel of excuses and quite frankly is was boring!

Cheers from the fans at this.

Ryback isn’t successful because of Cena. Ryback been living in a shadow because of Cena. Ryback isn’t Champ because of Cena. Ryback hasn’t eaten 35 times a day because of Cena. You want this? You knocked me down once. You say you’re the biggest threat to the WWE Championship I’ve ever had, do you know who you’re dealing with, Jack?

Cheers!

I have been to war with likes of Orton, Trip, HBK, and those are a list of my friends. As friend we beat the hell out of each other. In the WWE friends are something, but the WWE Championship is everything! Don’t get me wrong Ryback, I get what you did last week, I just don’t like how you did it. Your message, your very powerful message you sent to the world. After these two weeks, this is your message – with all those muscles you lack the two most important things needed to be Champ – the space between your ears, and a piece between your legs (more southern drawl on the last word).

Ryback breathes harder.

Very quietly Cole asks if they saw what he saw earlier. JBL says he knows what he saw. [Obviously they were speaking about The Shield and the production issue.]

“Cena!” chants.

Cena says that after Ryback attacked him last week, Ryback held onto the Title for a bit. It must have felt good. How about this week we do it a little different. Off comes Cena’s hat. Then his shirt. Cena says why doesn’t Ryback make a move and see if he can earn a Championship. Cena right in Ryback’s face as he drops the mic.

Ryback seethes.

They stare.

Ryback turns on his heel and leaves.

The Shield music and Ryback stops on the bottom of the ramp and looks. The Shield through the fans to ringside. JBL talking about it being 3 on 2, that Cena and Ryback are in trouble. Reigns looks at Ambrose and Rollins, then to Cena and Ryback on the ramp. The Shield over the barricade as Reigns watches Ryback closely.

“Cena!” chants.

Reigns won’t put his back to Ryback and climbs up on the same side as Ambrose. The Shield into the ring, all three of them on Cena as Ryback watches from the bottom of the ramp. They gets Cena down and stomp him on the mat.

Ryback watches.

Cena tries to fight back, but to no avail.

“Cena!” chants.

Cena is beaten down in a corner. The Shield looks back at Ryback. Ryback turns his back and walks up the ramp. On the stage Ryback turns and looks back at the ring.

“You suck!” chants for Ryback.

In the ring The Shield shrugs and triple bomb Cena. The three stand over Cena in the ring.

Ryback stares.

A very male fan base chants, “One more time!”

Ryback turns and walks away as The Shield stands over Ryback.

Biggest pop
Sheamus/Orton
Fandango
Team Hell No
Punk

Biggest heat
Brock
Swagger
Ryback

Most mixed
Cena

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

    Hello everyone!

    Welcome to the WNW WWE RAW Open Thread Chat!

    Any predictions for RAW tonight?

  • Smart Mark

    Do you CM Punk will be taking time off after tonight or starting a new feud?

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

      As much as I love Punk, and as much as he really makes RAW interesting, I hope he’s taking some time off. The man needs a break, whether he’ll admit it or not.

  • The Breaker

    Wonder if we’ll see the beginnings of a new direction for Heyman tonight, now that Lesnar is gone (we think) and Punk also seems to be headed for a break.

    Also, I hope Ryback isn’t going full heel right now. It would be disastrous, especially if he goes up against Cena at Extreme Rules.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

    I want to take a moment before we watch Raw tonight and remember those that died in today’s horrific attack at the Boston Marathon, as well as those that are injured. Please say a prayer if you are religious, and if not then please give them a moment of silence.

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

      Thank you Jesse. I appreciate you posting this. It’s been a really rough day in Boston, and I hope everyone keeps those hurt and killed, and their families, in your thoughts and prayers.

    • Xavier

      Well said. Stay blessed bro.

    • Taylor

      I live in boston. It’s surreal whats happening. Thanks for saying that. #bostonpride #bostonstrong

  • The Breaker

    Why are they starting the show with a regurgitated Smackdown match?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

      I guess they didn’t think we saw enough of it on Smackdown. Poor booking out the gate tonight.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=679782608 Elto Alexandrov

    I love what they’re doing with Cena and Ryback. Doesn’t matter who’s face and who’s heel, let the fans decide their own reaction. Makes for much more credible characters.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

    And we are opening with Orton/Sheamus vs. Big Show again? This was just on Smackdown Friday night!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

    Fairly hot crowd tonight, though! Maybe they will make it interesting again!

    • The Breaker

      I think that’s exactly why they started with Orton and Sheamus, considering the reaction they got last week.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

        Maybe, but it seems to be a tame hot crowd. Ole, Ole!

        • The Breaker

          The crowd last week is impossible to replicate. Gotta lower expectations a bit.

          • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

            A guy can hope, can’t he?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

    Considering he doesn’t do it very often anymore, I forgot how beautiful Orton’s Dropkick is!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

    At least we got a clean win tonight. Now maybe we can move past this story.

    • The Breaker

      Hopefully. Henry did attack Sheamus last week.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

        True, but maybe that’ll be a new feud for Sheamus alone.

        • The Breaker

          Yeah, I don’t see the Big Show just being all, “You guys beat me up and all, but it’s cool.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

    Wait, 3MB is getting a recap?! Are they possibly getting a push?

  • The Breaker

    So we got a handicap match, and now 3MB is gonna call out The Shield.

    “What an exciting open to RAW!!”

    …said no one, except Cole and Lawler.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

      I’m excited for Drew getting mic time, but now it’s time to see 3MB die, as Lesner will kill them!

  • Mr.V

    Wow did someone bet the Big Show he couldnt wrestle a match anymore or what? That may have been the same match from SD! But wow the big man can wrestle he must be feeling good

  • The Breaker

    Here comes the pain!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

    And Drew takes the F5…

    • The Breaker

      Not exactly the push you were talking about, haha.

    • Mr.V

      Perfectly! The man is great at what he does gotta give him that

  • The Breaker

    A rubber match?!

    We’re supposed to care…. why?

    The only saving grace that could come out of this is if HHH’s career is on the line, and he loses.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

    So we get a rubber match at Extreme Rules between Brock and HHH.

  • Mark freeman

    I hope Cesaro loses the title next – for hom

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

      I want to agree, simply because I want him to move on to bigger things. But I know that with them having him start this Yodeling thing, he’s going to become a joke.

    • Mark freeman

      Him. Sorry discuss doesn’t work well on my phone

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

    After everything they have already faced off in, a Steel Cage match is going to be the worst match of the 3. The other ones spilling to the outside is what kept them going well in my opinion. On top of that, It makes the people who ordered WrestleMania feel gipped for the match to be on the following PPV.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robbie.newman.5 Robbie Newman

    HHH-Brock again? *sigh*

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

    WTF was that!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

      It was supposed to be yodeling, but it sounds like a dying animal.

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

        What crime did Cesaro commit to be given that BS gimmick?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=617539897 C.J. Lewis

    Another HHH-Lesnar match? Why?

  • http://www.facebook.com/MysticPhoenix22 Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Come on Antonio, please retain this. I have a sneaky feeling that he is going to lose I hope I am wrong

    • Moe

      He did lose, unfortunately.

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

    I am so disgusted with the way Cesaro has been booked lately. I love Kofi, but Cesaro is so strong and so well versed in the ring. He was getting pushed, then suddenly losing, not at Mania, and yodeling? Someone, please explain this to me!

    • http://www.facebook.com/MysticPhoenix22 Navin T. Ramkissoon

      Cesaro must have seriously ticked off someone in creative. Either that or he ticked off Triple H or Vince

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

      I questioned this on Smackdown, as he lost to Kofi, who had massive heat on him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MysticPhoenix22 Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Is Kofi doomed to be in mid card purgatory? He just seems to be bouncing from feuding to the US and IC Title

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

      That’s why I looked at him on WWENews.net in my weekly series, Where Did They Go Wrong.

      http://www.wwenews.net/where-did-they-go-wrong-3-kofi-kingsto/

      • http://www.facebook.com/MysticPhoenix22 Navin T. Ramkissoon

        Thats a very good article I read that earlier today.

        • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

          Thanks Navin!

  • http://www.facebook.com/MysticPhoenix22 Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Seriously?!? I mean seriously?!? Really? Cesaro has the 3rd longest WWE United States Championship Reign and drops to Kofi. Injustice

    • Chris.d515

      Kofi can work and has become one of the better in ring guys as far as I’m concerned but he is stuck in the midcard hole.

  • Xavier

    Cesaro must be in McMahon’s dog’s ass and Kofi must finally be out. I feel a riot coming on by the IWC in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1………..

  • http://www.facebook.com/robbie.newman.5 Robbie Newman

    Sadly I could see this coming….

  • Cubed56

    Hopefully that loss is just to get the belt off Cesaro and move him onto bigger and better things.

    • lml2323

      I was getting ready to post the exact same thing

  • Mark freeman

    Forget mr wrestlemania kofi is Mr Midcard. I think he has a secondary title at least twice a year

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

      You would be correct on that one Chris!

  • lml2323

    Kofi said he brought the United States Championship back home. Isn’t he from Ghana?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

      He was born there, but immigrated here with his parents shortly after birth.

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

      Yes, he is, that’s why I had to laugh!

      • lml2323

        I did the same

  • http://www.facebook.com/MysticPhoenix22 Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I hope Cesaro goes on to win one of the MITB Briefcases. Lets see how he is booked between now and the MITB PPV

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

      Great thought! I like it!

      • Mark freeman

        I’m gonna pull a Kendra. I call Drew the chosen one to grab a case

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

          Well, at least I’m famous for something?

        • Smart Mark

          Im hoping for a Christian return to win the briefcase.

    • Cubed56

      I’m go o out on a limb and say its either him or Barrett who wins MITB this year

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

      Not if he keeps sounding like a cat in a blender

      • http://www.facebook.com/MysticPhoenix22 Navin T. Ramkissoon

        The yodelling gimmick has to go ASAP

    • Smart Mark

      It will be either him or Barrett winning the WH title briefcase and they will probably have a main eventer win the WWE title briefcase. Im hoping for Orton to win it and bring him back in the title picture, or even if Christian returns to win it.

  • The Breaker

    I’m behind…

    Cesaro lost. I am furious. And he went out yodeling! It disgusts me.

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

      Join the club! Totally sucks. I hope they have plans for Cesaro as things have been bleak for him recently.

      • The Breaker

        I like your optimism, but at the same time I can’t have that type of faith in WWE booking in light of recent events.

    • Cubed56

      I’m happy, him losing just buries Komi in the mid card with the us title, and opening an entire world of possibilities foe Cesaro

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.gillam.7 James Gillam

    I’m one of the biggest HHH fans around and even I don’t want to see a third match between Brock and HHH.

    • Smart Mark

      Especially in a steel cage, its basically one of the most boring matches especially for 2 brawlers.

  • Mark freeman

    No big e Rodriguez tonight :(

  • Smart Mark

    The secondary titles has resulted in title changes at Raw, Smackdown and pre-shows. That basically proves that they mean nothing. Holding the the US or IC title is not a good thing because winning it only means you’ve cemented your place in a long mi-card or lower run.

    • Leo

      i wouldnt say its cemented your place as a mid carder…i think that just depends on who you are…im sure we’ll see antoino and wade get their shots at the top…kofi? thats a whole another story

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

    Well, there shoots my theory of Del Rio taking time off.

    • The Breaker

      He was really selling that attack by Swagger; he still could go away at least for Extreme Rules.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

        He is hurt. That brace on his right leg is huge.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mark.freeman.963 Mark Freeman

    So glad I heard swagger coming out. I worried they’d have dolph lose

  • Cubed56

    Shield interrupts this match, or comes down afterwards confronts DB and Kane?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

    Another repeat from Smackdown? I might as well watch my DVR!

    • The Breaker

      Complete filler!

  • The Breaker

    Hell No & Undertaker vs. The Shield next week!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

      Sooner than expected, but I called it!

      • The Breaker

        Nice. But there’s still a chance it might not take place. I thought he was announced to wrestle a dark match..?

    • Mark

      Looks like hes sticking around for a bit :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

    So my match will be in London! YES YES YES!!!

  • Xavier

    Taker wrestling on free TV next week. That should be interesting

    • Cubed56

      I think the shield will win somehow, setting up a 6 man tornado tag at extreme rules, perhaps HIAC

      • Xavier

        I’m just excited for the fact that Taker fills good enough to wrestle on TV. He’ll more then likely be at WM30 for sure now as I doubt he’d want his last match to be in a 6 man tag match.

        • Cubed56

          Agreed, it’s gonna be interesting to see how this feud gets booked going forward after next Monday

      • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

        That is what I wanted in my article on WWENews.net. Hopefully, they will take it all the way and use this as the chance to split Hell No, as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mark.freeman.963 Mark Freeman

    Hope that happens but it wont

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

    Please don’t tell Jesse Taker’s working next week, I’ll never hear the end of it, but I don’t see him working Extreme Rules.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

      You’re wrong and I will drag you to my side, one way or another!

  • Brandon Ceielo

    The Ryback’s breathing reminds me of this one episode of Home Movies.

  • Smart Mark

    Are hell no and PTP the only tag teams left or something? They always seem to versing each other week in and week out. Why not get Primo/Epico, Rhode Scholars or Clay/Tensai in the tag team picture.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MysticPhoenix22 Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I am glad to see the 6 man tag set up for next week. Daniel will get the major rub associated with working the Brothers of Destruction, as well as The Shield. It sets up the tag team title feud as well. I am a huge Shield mark, but I have no problem with Shield losing next week, because it will be to credible enough opponents. Anyways I am excited for next week.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mark.freeman.963 Mark Freeman

    What’s this? Bully Ray Ryback

  • http://www.facebook.com/MysticPhoenix22 Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I am not a big fan of Ryback but I must admit this is quite a good promo by him.

    • Leo

      i could do without all the pointless heavy breathing and sniffling though

      • http://www.facebook.com/MysticPhoenix22 Navin T. Ramkissoon

        Agreed. But I guess thats kind of his trademark

        • Leo

          yeah i guess you could say that..i think he can scale that back a little though

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

      His intensity is amazing, and the atmosphere with the simple red-to-black background makes it even better.

  • Leo

    He gets to talk for more than 2 min!! AND its more than blah blah feed me more?! woah….

  • The Breaker

    Boring chants in the background.

    I can see why they went with a taped promo instead of putting him in the middle of the ring live.

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

    I guess they are going for full heel with Ryback

    • Cubed56

      He really did a pretty decent job making cena look like an a$$hole though.

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

        That doesn’t take much

        • Cubed56

          True

    • The Breaker

      He has a legitimate beef with Cena though. I don’t know if anything he said really makes him a heel.

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

        What Ryback said was nothing different than what Andre or Paul Orndorff said when they turned on Hogan

        • The Breaker

          Fair enough. But I really worry that the turn might fail if he goes up against Cena and gets cheered.

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

            I hope they are heading towards a Cena heel turn then that promo will have been perfect

          • The Breaker

            With the way they’re building it, there’s no chance of that happening. Cena is the victim and we’re supposed to like him.

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

            I know but Cena Sucks

  • Cubed56

    O’Doyle rules!

    • lml2323

      O’Doyle I have a feeling your whole feeling is going down

  • Taylor

    Ryback needs to drop this terminator voice/ constipated look on his face and then i’ll listen

    • Leo

      lol exactly

      • Leo

        i shhh want shhhh the shhhh ww shh e shh championship shhhhh feed me more…..

        • Taylor

          Its ridiculous lol. I wonder how many takes it took to film that promr

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

      LOL “constipated look” perfect

  • Marking_Smarkly

    That promo from Ryback was solid, except for the ending.
    Could have been ANYTHING other than “Ryback Rules.”

    I get the fact of keeping him out of the ring.
    He probably had note cards/prompter; that’s fine.

    He needs to be greased up, hasn’t had much mic-time that’s fine.
    But whoever wrote that ending just hates him.

    I’m glad they are picking up the losses as a element to the turn.
    The win-loss count might not mean much; but if left “unchecked” people just stop wasting their time on it.

    Ala Kofi Kingston.
    I bet the night would have been even better had he not lost 90% of his televised matches in the last year.

    Anyhow, just my momentary Two-Cents

  • Leo

    i dont think i wanna see hhh and brock thrice….oh gosh just end it

  • Leo

    i will never understand how wwe let the ic title lose ssoooooo much prestige over the years…we should still be able to see ic title macthes that you would think is for the wwe title when watching it agree?

    • Cubed56

      Absolutely I remember HBK/Razor and HHH/Rock feuds for the the ic title, those feuds were better then what was going on for the world title at the time.

      • Leo

        exactly…wwe has the roster to have these type of feuds for the ic title but for some reason it can never come together and never given time

    • Brandon Ceielo

      WWE Creative hasn’t been the best in years, and having so many titles without the brand extension just made the two mid-card titles lose their prestige. When RAW and SmackDown! were split, it made perfect sense.
      After WWE got a lot of the WCW roster, there were enough people to /make/ it make sense.

      • Leo

        personally i dont think they have too many titles…two main event titles two secondary divas and tag team is perfect. they just dont know how to properly use the secondary titles to build up future main eventers…for example: if i see santino with another ic or us title run ill scream

  • Leo

    i will NEVER be able to take r truth as a serious main event caliber worker lol

  • The Breaker

    Barrett lost….. what the hell!

  • Leo

    time for this stupid brady bunch segment…bathroom break

  • The Breaker

    Don’t tell me Rhodes Scholars is losing to Khali and Santino!

    Either way this is a huge waste of time and a very good tag team in Cody and Sandow.

  • Cubed56

    Am I the only person that feels Cody is going for his best Tom Selleck impersonation?

  • Leo

    wait…i thought rhodes and sandow decided to go their seperate ways on that one week of smackdown?? i think creative forgot they wrote that lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

      They did, but came back together to deal with Tensai and Clay. Now it’s just that creative has nothing better for them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

    Ugh, the wrestling tonight is really making me ill. Barrett vs. Truth has been the high point, and that’s not saying much.

    • The Breaker

      The worst part for me is the continued piss poor booking of the mid-card.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

        Agreed. Why bother even having them if they can’t book the titles well?

        • The Breaker

          Gotta fill three hours somehow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Timothy-Lowe-Jr/100000559123347 Timothy Lowe Jr

    And the stupid comment of the day goes to logo Kingston

  • Cubed56

    Are they pushing Fandango as a face?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

      It sure seems like it!

  • Xavier

    WWE is gonna have to turn Fandango face. He’s a PR Dream for the WWE

  • Xavier

    WWE is gonna have to turn Fandango face, he’s a PR Dream

  • Marking_Smarkly

    I love how WWE is trying to “take credit” for the “Fandango’ing” craze.

    It was completely ushered by that New York Heel Crowd.

    I’m going to be laughing so hard if they kill this with drawing it out too much.
    By next week Raw nobody might care at all.

    They get a once in a lifetime opportunity to repackage this guy and explode the gimmick, and they totally seem to be dropping the ball.

    Especially since he came out as a heel.

    The only way to save-face is by making him “FACE” lol

    Which seems to be where they are headed with it.
    Gotta love that guy with the French Horn in the stands.

    He just did the jingle with it.

    Lol anyhow; just another two cents.

    • Xavier

      WWE created the gimmick, not the fans. They still get credit

      • Marking_Smarkly

        They “might” have created the Name.
        They did not create the dance.
        They did not create the meme.
        They did not create the crowd reaction.
        They did not create the gimmick.
        IE : Many promotions in the past have had a “bad guy dancer” gimmick before WWF/E got to it.

        They don’t deserve any credit at all. Purely fan-base credit.

        The “Universe” deserves this pat on the back.

        • Xavier

          They created the dance, gimmick, name, designed costume, the fans created the chant and that’s it.

          • Cubed56

            I usually agree with you but WWE probably didn’t create the gimmick if you go back in wrestling history I’m sure it was used well before fandango, they didn’t create the dance, as its a version of the salsa which has been around a lot longer then WWE, they didn’t design the music, the only thing they did make was the name. For example WCW’s Disco Inferno comes to mind the only difference is the type of dance and music of course.

          • BoomBoomPow

            Xavier i think you’re just frustrated with the booking tonight; as your thoughts are misguided :)

            Marking_Smarkly i agree, i hope this goes over better

          • Xavier

            I’m actually enjoying RAW tonight. Both Punk & Ryback have cut solid promos. Kofi/Cesaro was a good match. And we got too see Fandango.

            There’s nothing misguided about me saying Vince deserves the majority of the credit for Fandango. All the fans did was hum along to a song, so how do they deserve all the credit for the gimmick that?

    • BlazeKing

      “I love how WWE is trying to “take credit” for the “Fandango’ing” craze.”

      No they’re not. They did an article on wwe.com about how the crowd started it all. They have the videos and everything.

      http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/2013-04-08/izod-center-fan-chants-26106482

  • http://www.facebook.com/robbie.newman.5 Robbie Newman

    FAAAAAAAAAAAANDAAAAAAAAAANGOOOOOOO can’t wait to hear the crowd in the UK next week. Hopefully I’ll be there

  • The Breaker

    He’s going to forbid everyone from Fandangoing, so he gets his heel reaction back. Same thing they did with the “YES!” last year as Bryan was a heel.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

      I hope so, as that will take him to stratospheric levels of popularity.

  • http://twitter.com/A_critical_hit Case

    In my opinion, they should have turned Fandango face tonight if they really wanted this to catch on. I imagine quite a few people tuned in tonight just because of this fad and having him walk out, not even wrestle, and tease the crowd just to leave as a heel is going to turn all those viewers off. There was barely a chant going on and whenever they showed people only about half of them in the shot were actually dancing. Sadly I think they blew it already with this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

    I still don’t like how Ziggler is wearing the WHC to the ring, but I understand the argument for it. It still feels disrespectful.

  • lml2323

    What’s the WNW nation’s thought Zigger wearing the title backwards at the beginning of his entrance?

  • The Breaker

    I actually like the way Ziggler wears the belt when he comes out.

  • Marking_Smarkly

    Lol that “shout” by Swagger “…ahhh…” was so weak.

    It was almost as if he meant to say:

    “I need to take a non-kayfabe duce so bad but I can’t say that on live television.”

    But didn’t …

    Tonight has been a lot of fun :)

  • The Breaker

    I think it goes without saying that this will be the most well-wrestled match tonight.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

      Yep! And Swagger won!

      • The Breaker

        Tonight’s booking is giving me a headache.

        • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

          I can understand this one, but I still don’t like it. They didn’t make Ziggler look weak at least.

  • Mr.V

    Lol at wwe for getting little to no reaction for their “sensation” after all that warmup

  • mark

    Ryback must be out of shape. Every few words he’s out of breath.

  • The Breaker

    And…. Swagger wins?? What the hell is going on? Way to make your champ look strong!

    • jdl

      Now, let’s be fair here, Swagger spent his entire title reign getting squashed. Only fair he gets one over on a champ. :P

      • The Breaker

        I suppose that was a little bit of personal redemption for him, haha.

  • Cubed56

    WOW, I guess Swagger isn’t getting punished after all. So much for making Ziggler look like a legit champion as well.

  • The Breaker

    The only champions to win their match tonight was Team Hell No.

  • The Breaker

    I should just stop watching Smackdown.. everything repeats itself on RAW!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

      How do you think I feel? And I blog on it!

      • The Breaker

        Don’t lose heart. I’ll still be reading every week!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

    Punk doesn’t have to say a word and says more than the entire roster.

    • Carlos is a dumbass

      Oh please, enough with the Punk ass kissing. Punk’s promo was decent, nothing special.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

        I wasn’t butt kissing, but stating a point. Tonight, he exuded emotion before he even talked, more than most of the roster does with a five minute promo.

    • Manny G.

      It was smart creative planning to keep him silent, making the audience wonder whether he lost his smile. But Punk didn’t do anything special. Enough with these man crushes for CM Punk.

    • -|AZ|-

      Punk teasing a face turn, Ryback turning heel!!!

      NO!!! NO!!! NO!!!

  • Xavier

    Interesting promo by Punk.

  • Cubed56

    I don’t even know what to make of Punk’s promo. Does anyone have any thoughts on what message he was trying to get across?

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

      It felt similar to HBK finding his smile schtick

      • Cubed56

        I felt the same way at first, but HBK gave a reason, Punk just walked out.

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

          You’re right, but this way creative can claim it’s not the same idea. :)

          • Cubed56

            That’s true, it will be interesting to see where they bring punk back, and as face or heel.

  • The Breaker

    Punk is so real in his promos.

    • Chris

      Not really. He’s portrays himself as an internet darling underdog in every promo but in reality he has a private bus and a lot of backstage pull. He’s as fake as Cena & The Rock

      • The Breaker

        When has he ever shown himself as an underdog? He is the self-proclaimed “The Best in the World”, and has even referred to himself as a god!

        • Chris

          He always cries about getting “no respect” in every promo just about it. Are we suppose too feel sorry for a dude who’s been booked stronger then anyone else over the past 2 years?

          • The Breaker

            We’re not supposed to feel sorry for him.. he’s a heel trying to get heat.

          • Gary Robert

            Jesus Christ….he’s acting out a character. For the love of God, you do know this is all scripted and not real, RIGHT!?

        • Joe Dee

          He meant an underdog in Vince’s world. Someone who doesn’t have the perfect look.

          • The Breaker

            Well, okay, but under his current character he hasn’t made reference to that.

    • Dwayne

      Mark!

      • The Breaker

        Do you even know what that really means, or are you just using it because you were reading some Hogan tweets and thought it was the cool thing to say?

  • The Breaker

    It makes sense in this scenario, but Triple Threats are so overused.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

    Punk’s emotion was amazing there. You could tell that he didn’t want to have to tell the fans that he had to take time off. May he have a speedy recovery!

    • Manny G.

      Yeah, because THAT was why he was silent. What a mark!

      • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

        Manny, there was absolutely no need for you to be insulting here.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

    And Twin Magic returns, much to the chagrin of the WWE fans!

    • David F.

      maybe one day Kharma returns and gets her revenge on the bellas

      • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

        We can hope!

  • The Breaker

    Did they just accidentally spoil The Shield run-in?

  • Cubed56

    Did they cut to the Sheild there on purpose or accident?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

      Accident. Bad production.

    • Xavier

      Yeah I like the route they are taking in this feud. They are playing off of real life shoots from Ryback. Cena thrives in these types of feuds with working with green big men. Remember his stuff with Umaga & Lashley? He had some very good matches with them. Even pulled a couple decent matches out of Khali back in the day.

      • Cubed56

        True, but can Ryback keep momentum if he loses another PPV, cause I don’t see him beating cena after cena just got the biggest win of his career.

      • Smart Mark

        I think Ryback is going to win by Countout, DQ or something so they can keep building without Cena losing the title and without Ryback losing yet another PPV match.

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

    Ryback has to decimate Cena for a heel turn to work

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

      or not

  • Cubed56

    They are gonna attack Ryback and leave cena be, maybe?

    • Xavier

      Attack Cena, Ryback doesn’t help

      • Cubed56

        Or that

  • The Breaker

    He’s gonna watch as The Shield destroys Cena.

    • Cubed56

      If you can’t beat them, join them?

  • http://www.facebook.com/MysticPhoenix22 Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Ryback has to walk out

    • Cubed56

      Or shellshock cena after thy are done.

  • Xavier

    Good promo tonight from Cena, no corniness tonight from him. Cena/Ryback will be a good feud. The use of the Shield attacking Cena with Ryback just standing and watching is an effective way to officially turn him heel.

    • Cubed56

      I bashed this feud last week, but so far it’s setting up to be pretty decent

    • The Breaker

      While I like Ryback being involved with Cena because it gets him over, I don’t want them to go against each other at Extreme Rules. There’s no way Ryback wins the WWE Title from Cena, because he just beat The Rock for it. Ryback can’t keep losing PPV matches and be booked as a top performer.

      • Xavier

        I agree, a title change isn’t likely But who knows, I never thought Sheamus would beat Cena at TLC. And yes I agree, Ryback needs wins. I don’t understand creative booking Henry over Ryback. But overall this feud is headed in the right direction.

    • -|AZ|-

      He was little corny in the beginning, though he recovered well…

  • http://www.facebook.com/MysticPhoenix22 Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Team Hell No may make the save to set up for next week

  • mark

    one more time = awesome chant

  • The Breaker

    Well, Ryback is a full blown heel.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MysticPhoenix22 Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Can’t wait for next week, even if The Shield wins or
    they lose its going to be an epic match between The Shield, Daniel Bryan
    and The Brothers of Destruction. The Shield and Bryan will get the rub
    off of working with the Brothers of
    Destruction, and even if the Shield loses it won’t hurt their momentum
    much because they would have lost to credible opponents and they will
    eventually take the belts from Team Hell No (possibly at Payback)

  • Xavier

    Good RAW tonight for the most part. Kofi/Cesaro was a good match. Not sure what direction they are going with neither one of them though (that’s if WWE has plans for them to begin with).

    Enjoyed Punk’s promo tonight , didn’t cut a face or heel promo so it was really hard to gauge which direction he goes from here. But very effective.

    Ryback’s backstage promo really helped set the stage for the staredown with Cena later in the show, well done.

    Truth/Barrett was kind of short but looks like Truth will be picking up the strap soon from Barrett soon to begin his push.

    Good promo tonight from Cena, no corniness tonight from him. Cena/Ryback will be a good feud. The use of the Shield attacking Cena with Ryback just standing and watching is an effective way to officially turn him heel.

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

    Someone on WWE’s production crew screwed up. There’s no way that was planned to happen the way it did. There’s no way they wanted to show The Shield getting ready the way they did. It was very odd, but it really looked like a mess.

    Wonder how loud VKM screamed.

  • Rayner Chee-bai

    This surely wasn’t the night for champions:
    Cesaro lost a match and the title…
    Barrett lost a match…
    Kaitlyn lost a match aswell
    hope this furthers storylines, not for some pointless matches

  • jdl

    Sooo, Ziggler didn’t even place on the top heat or pop lists and Swagger did? Something wrong when the side heel in a feud is getting more heat than the top heel holding the title. :S

  • Smart Mark

    No Miz tonight?

  • BlazeKing

    I’m sorry, but that promo made me sick. It wasn’t anything that Ryback did though. I’m mad at whoever wrote that segment. Ryback effectively went from “Feed me more” to “Help me more, John”…. I mean, what the hell?! Ryback doesn’t need anybody’s help. He’s a mental machine!!!! His character was supposed to be unstoppable but he’s mad at Cena for not helping him?!?! That is what you call character assassination. That promo should have been Ryback talking about *just* the royal rumble incident.

    • The Breaker

      He wasn’t really mad about Cena not coming to his rescue, as much as he was pissed that Cena left him out in the cold so he could steal the spotlight that Ryback feels rightfully belongs to him.

      • BlazeKing

        And how many times has Ryback helped Cena? I can not remember any. But how was Cena supposed to have his back when he was feuding with The Rock? Interfere in his matches? Save him from The Shield? The Shield has taken out EVERYBODY. It made no sense from a writer’s point of view. Ryback did not help Cena when he got laid out for the first time by The Shield…

        ” left him out in the cold so he could steal the spotlight”

        And how exactly did Cena do that?

        • Gary Robert

          Almost none of their storylines ever make sense from a writer’s point of view b/c they hire no real qualified writers to work creative.

        • The Breaker

          Ryback has come out to save Cena before, prior to when they were teamed up with Sheamus to take on The Shield at EC.

          Ryback wasn’t saying Cena should’ve like, been at ringside for all his matches or anything. He’s not crying for help, but voicing his frustration with Cena for overshadowing and abandoning him despite the favors he did for Cena in the past. After they lost at Elimination Chamber, Cena acted like the loss never happened and moved on to take over the main event while Ryback still had to deal with The Shield’s attacks. Ryback, tired of being overshadowed, goes right for Cena and his title.

          The one gap in logic is that Ryback really shouldn’t get a match after losing to Henry. Heck, he hasn’t even won at a PPV!

    • Gary Robert

      Not only that, but his former “unstoppable” character has turned into the same old heel character that creative constantly creates and he turns and walks away from a confrontation (with Cena, not the Shield part). Creative has zero idea how to create heels and babyfaces without the use of the same tired formula.

  • Gary Robert

    What a boring promo from Ryback. Channel changer.

  • stoney

    Kofi has spent most of this year jobbing then wins the United States Championship. In my opinion he the next Shelton Benjamin nothing more than a lower to upper midcarder

  • Gary Robert

    Oh and Ziggler, after pretty much jobbing to everyone in every type of match throughout 2012 and so far into 2013, finally cashes in the MITB contract to win the title and then LOSES in his first match….I seriously don’t understand what they’re trying to accomplish.

  • JYD

    Barrett, Kaitlyn, and Ziggler all lose in the same night. Why does the WWE continue to bury their champs. Also last thing WWE needs is another title reign with no legit wins. ZIggler won dirty last week and goes on to lose this week. I am having doubts that he will get one clean win during his title reign.

  • Mr.V

    Woah that was totally an ECW promo!!! Heyman must be working with Ryback in some way right now … seriously! If you go back and watch the first episode of ECW on TNN Taz gave a promo that was very much like this one. Great use of history to further the storyline! Thats all Heyman … using what history you got so far no matter what that is to make a case for whatever you want using fade in cut aways to explain. Great cuts too! Especially the Mark Henry stuff.