WWE Raw Results 4/22/13 -And Whatever You Do, Do NOT Try to Give Undertaker A Hug!

Pre-RAW Commercial

Ryback let The Shield have Cena, even though he's had problems with The Shield. Tonight Taker will be getting in the ring with Kane and Bryan against The Shield.

Show Starts


Taker was getting surrounded by The Shield in the ring, but Kane and Bryan. Taker will tag with Kane and Bryan tonight. Ryback attacked Cena, then left Cena to The Shield.

In Ring Segment

Heyman is in the ring. He say's he's there as the advocate for Brock. It's been the buzz about what Brock did to 3MB when he went extreme on them. Of course of all the global headlines in the challenge I put out to Trip for Brock. Just to refresh your memories to what happened last week, watch this excellent piece of footage. Video of Brock's attack and Heyman's challenge last week on RAW. So, here it is, the moment you've been waiting for from a first ballot HOF, Trip. Only, Trip is not here at RAW this evening.


I feel the same way. I, like the we 'Universe' have been let down by Trip. My reputation is of a lair, and I don't know how I got that, but I have an email from Trip that says, "Paul, I've never run froma fight in my life, but due to my injuries I will respond next week." I would like to shake Trip's hand and say he respects him. He feels let down by the coward who could not show up in London.

Trip's music and out comes a really pissed off Game. Trip out to the ring in jeans and a Trip t-shirt, spits, then into the ring. Trip poses on his favorite corner after walking past Heyman. Trip looks over his shoulder at Heyman and smiles.

Heyman says he applause him, Trip got him. I got your email, and well, played.

Trip gets right up in Heyman's face and says, see right there – points to the phone – I lied. I want you to go home and tell Brock, I accept. Trip kicks Heyman and hits a pedigree on the walrus. Trip walks around Heyman, soaking in the fans, then looks down at Heyman. Trip leaves the ring and up the ramp. Trip poses on the stage, throws up the DX sign for the fans, but no crotch chop on TV.


Cesaro vs R-Truth

R-Truth out singing, "What's up?" Takes a moment for the fans to get into it, then they're right there singing with him. Cole is chanting away on announce, being totally silly. Cesaro out and on mic says that this is how it's done – and yodels to the ring. R-Truth looks confused by the whole thing. Video of Cesaro losing his US Title to Kofi last week on RAW.

They lock up, R-Truth in a corner, takes a kick rather than a clean break R-Truth whipped, then takes a forearm to the back. An upper cut drops R-Truth. Cesaro stomps R-Truth. R-Truth takes a high knee and the "Ole! Ole!" chants. Cesaro takes R-Truth down for two. Chinlock on R-Truth on the mat. R-Truth free and takes Cesaro down for two. Forearms on Cesaro, then Cesaro ducks the scissor kick. R-Truth back slamming Cesaro to the mat for two. R-Truth takes a knee, but then quickly takes Cesaro to the mat for three.

Winner – R-Truth (2:17)

Outside Segment

A helicopter lands in what appears to be a field. The Shield takes off their head sets, climb out and head to a Rover, climb in and head for the arena.

In Ring Segment

Dactyls out dancing. Funkasaurus and Sweet T come out with them. They all dance in the ring.


Funkasaurus vs Sandow

They're still all dancing in the ring. Sandow and Rhodes out, but no mic work. They shake hands, hug, then head for the ring together.

Sandow and Clay circle. Side headlock on Clay, even though he easily lifts Sandow. Sandow backed into a corner. Clay with a clean break, but Sandow on Clay in the corner. "Cody' mustache!" Clay on Sandow with a clothesline, then slams Sandow for two. Clay works Sandow in a corner, backs off, then eats feet. Clothesline to Sandow as he comes out. Clay gets Sandow up for another slam, but Sandow wiggles free and slams Clay back on the mat. Sandow with knees to Clay's ribs. Elbow of disdain for two.

Chinlock on Clay on the mat. Swagger slaps the apron to get the fans riled up. Low drop kick on Clay's knee. Reverse chinlock on Clay, but Clay brings Sandow to a corner and on him with blows. Sandow whipped, then splashed. T-bone from Clay, but then Rhodes distracts Clay and Sandow hangs Clay up top. Sandow rolls Clay up, holds the tights, and gets the three.

Winner – Sandow (3:25)

Rhodes Scholars celebrate on the ramp.


Swagger worked ADR's knee during their match two weeks ago, so Ziggler cashed in his MITB and won the WHC. Ziggler will defend in a Triple Threat Match at Extreme Rules against ADR and Swagger.

Backstage Segment

Ziggler is talking sweetly, says, I think I love you. The camera pulls back and he's talking to his belt. AJ calls him Zigglypuff and asks if she should be jealous. Ziggler says AJ should get the belt off the hippo former BFF. AJ says she's not that big, but a water buffalo. They start kissing. Ziggler looks over and Big E who is standing there staring off into space. Ziggler says it's Dolph and AJ time. He wanders off.

EXCUSE ME! She and Maddox will only take a second, AJ must be used to that. If Ziggler loses his match against – Ziggler says Jericho as Vickie does – then he will be in Fatal 4 Way Match at Extreme Rules.



Recap of Punk's emotional speech in the ring last week. The dueling chants for Taker and Punk, then Punk just up and left Heyman standing there in shock. Cole says they've been trying to contact Punk all week, but nothing. "CM Punk!"chants.

Backstage Segment

The Shield says they went to great lengths to get there tonight. Ambrose says Taker's been judge, jury and executioner for 20 years in the WWE. Who gave him the right? Rollins says no one has stopped him. Reigns asks who gave him the right. Ambrose says for the first time in years Taker returns to the ring on RAW. The Shield makes the rules and hands out the sentences. Rollins says tonight that Taker, his brother and Bryan, at their expense, we make our greatest statement. We own the night. Taker, for the first time in your existence, you will know what justice tastes like. Reigns says, believe in The Shield.

In Ring Segment

Jericho out in one of his blinkie jackets.


Jericho vs Ziggler

Jericho in the ring. Video of Ziggler tapping to the walls last month. Ziggler out with Big E and AJ in tow.

They lock up, but an arm drag from Jericho. They circle and lock up, Jericho quickly rolls Ziggler up for two. They lock up. Side headlock on Ziggler, and down to the mat. (Dueling chant of some sort here.) Ziggler struggles up, muscles Jericho back to his head on the mat, bridged, Jericho back up and side headlock takeover on Ziggler and holds him on the mat. Ziggler with head sccisors on Jericho on the mat. Jericho free and hits a drop kick on a sitting Ziggler. Back and forth, Ziggler out, sweet at AJ, flicks his sweat, then takes a drop kick through the ropes from Jericho.


Big E attacks Jericho under the ropes as Ziggler distracts. Neck breaker on Jericho. Ziggler works over Jericho and gets two for it. Jericho comes back at Ziggler with chops, whips Ziggler, but Ziggler moves and Jericho eats corner with his crossbody before going flying out of the ring. Ziggler rolls Jericho in for two. Ziggler taunts Jericho, dances around the ring, but quickly eats a backslide for two. Ziggler comes back with a big clothesline and taunts some more. Standing camel clutch on Jericho on the mat. Ziggler jumps on Jericho's back with a sleeper. Jericho back slams free of Ziggler. Ziggler rushes Jericho, but eats corner. Jericho with clotheslines, then up top. Ax handle on Ziggler from up top. Ziggler ducks the bulldog, but takes a clothesline. Jericho sets up for the walls, but is flipped away. Jericho with an enziguri for two.

Jericho whipped, but gets a foot up and hits his bulldog. AJ distracts, Big E hits Jericho in the face as he goes for the lionsault, but Ziggler only gets two for it. Ziggler on Jericho with blows and kicks. More blows backs Jericho into a corner. Clean break, Jericho whipped, but comes out and they seem to botch something. Ziggler jumps back up on Jericho with a sleeper. Jericho, in the center of the ring, drops to a knee. Jericho back up and slams back on the mat on Ziggler.

The fans are doing the wave.

Zig-zag on Jericho for two. Both men are down. Both up, Ziggler runs into a back elbow. Jericho with a terrible lionsault, Ziggler's knees up, but it doesn't matter. Ziggler takes Jericho down for two. Ziggler is really frustrated. Jericho grabs Ziggler for the walls, but Ziggler kicks free. Jericho in a corner. Ziggler climbs, Jericho hits the rope knocking Ziggler to his bum. Jericho with blows, manages to climb and hit a superplex. "We are awesome!" chants. Jericho drags to Ziggler for two. Code breaker! Ziggler gets his foot on the rope!

Jericho with a slingshot drop kick on Big E on the apron, then locks the walls on Ziggler. Fandango's music hits. Ziggler crawls to the ropes and gets there. Ziggler on Jericho's knee, and takes Jericho down for three.

Winner – Ziggler (16:35)

During much of the match there were many, "We are awesome!" chants, and many fans Fandangoing.


Cena told Ryback to make a move, but Ryback leaves. The Shield in and attacks Ryback who does nothing about it.

Backstage Segment

Josh with Foley. Josh congratulates Foley for his DVD. Foley thanks him and gives a cheap pop. Josh asks how the AE is different from now. Only the names. It's not in man's nature to look in the mirror and blame himself for his shortcomings. Look at Ryback. But we will see in four weeks when Cena faces him at my favorite night of the year, Extreme Rules!


Rhodes vs Sweet T

Rhodes and Sandow are in the ring. Video of Sandow using the tights to pin Clay.

Side headlock on Sweet T. Rhodes slides under Sweet T, then hits him in the face. Rhodes ducks Sweet T and another blow on Sweet T. Rhodes caught a right the third time he tries this. Sweet T lifts Rhodes, feet up in a reverse chicken wing and holds him there for a long time before slamming to the mat for two. Rhodes comes back and works over Sweet T with a front facelock on the mat as the Dactyls dance. (Fans are dead quiet.) Rhodes with a disaster kick for two. Sandow yells for a better count, please.

Rhodes stomps Sweet T for two. Announcers keep calling him Tensai. Sweet T with blows on Rhodes, but Rhodes with a drop kick that doesn't drop Sweet T. Rhodes rushes Sweet T, but shoulder first into the corner. Clotheslines on Rhodes, then an elbow drop for two. A sick monkey flip move on Rhodes, then his rolling senton on Rhodes in a corner. Sandow on the apron yelling at the ref, but it only gets him a Funkasaurus head butt. Rhodes slammed, then Sweet T digs the ditch and back splashes Rhodes for three.

Winner – Sweet T (4:31)

Backstage Segment

Kane is pacing. Bryan wants to know if he's here yet.

Kane says he'll be here.

How will we go over strategy so we can beat The Shield?

Kane says not to worry about the Brothers of Destruction.

Bryan says, we're not the Brothers of Destruction and Bryan. We're Team Hell No, and the Undertaker. And I am worried. We all need to be on the same page. Can't you give him a callor something?

Give him a call? He doesn't exactly carry a cell phone!

Well, he needs to be here, because I came up with a great game plan for tonight. I'll start the match and then...

Kane stops him and says Taker doesn't take orders.

But I have diagrams! Diagrams! Is this because we haven't hugged in a while?

Daniel, if I get Taker, you have to promise not to show him diagrams, and whatever you do, do not try to give him a hug!

Bryan puts up his hand and says he promises.

They are then attacked, and all you see is them fall, then the camera on the floor and the boots walking away.



Recap of Team Hell No's attack.

Smackdown Rebound

Henry and Big Show faced Orton and Sheamus. The build to the match, and then their actual match. Big Show and Henry won the match.

Backstage Segment

Josh with Bryan. Josh asks about him not helping Cena last week. Ryback says, I've said it before, but people don't get it. Where was Cena? I decided to let John know how it feels. How's it feel John? Feel helpless? Foley's right, I don't see shortcomings, I see WWE Champ. Foley and I should discuss this in the ring later. Ryback Rules.

In Ring Segment

Big E to the ring.


Big E vs Ryder

Ryder out to the ring. Body drop on Ryder. Blows on Ryder in a corner, then launches him Ryder flies at Big E, is caught and holds Ryder slamming him down on his leg three times before letting him go. A big shoulder block in a corner. Big E goes for another and eats knees. Ryder with a missile drop kick on Big E, but Big E comes back at Ryder. Big ending on Ryder for three.

Winner – Big E (1:45)

Video recap of the high points of the match.


WWE Slam of the Week

Taker in the ring two weeks ago dedicating his WrestleMania match to Paul Bearer. Then he was cut off by The Shield. Team Hell No rush the ring to Taker's side.

Taker & Kane & Bryan vs The Shield

GONG! Out comes Taker. Raises the lights. Into the ring he pulls his hood down a bit, then flips it back to show his eyes rolled back. The Shield through the crowd and to the ringside area. They surround the ring and taunt Taker. Slowly they climb up on the apron. They come in and attack Taker. Fire erupts and Team Hell No run to the ring. They attack. Taker clotheslines Reigns from the ring, but barely touches him, and Reigns bounces himself back and out of the ring. The faces clear The Shield from the ring, but I haven't heard a bell yet.


Ambrose steps all cockey at Bryan, but Bryan on him with kicks and blows in a corner. Ambrose runs into a knee, then takes a kick to the back. Knee to Ambrose's back, and then drags Ambrose back to tag out. Kane in with a drop kick on Ambrose. Rights and kicks on Ambrose in a corner. Short shoulders on Ambrose, then big brother tags in! Big blows on Ambrose in a corner, then hits short shoulder blocks on Ambrose, then Taker takes Ambrose down so hard he trips himself. Taker gets two. Both back up, Ambrose takes Taker into a corner. Taker comes back, grabs Ambrose, hits old school for two. Kane tags in.

"You still got it!"

Ambrose pokes Kane in the eye, then tags out. Reigns runs into a big right. Bryan tags in and Kane sends him into a big drop kick on Reigns for two. Kane tags in and Bryan holds Reigns for a big blow from Kane. "Undertaker!" chants. Slam on Reigns, then Kane runs the ropes for an elbow drop, but seems to slip and lands it a bit akimbo. Kane up and back on Reigns. Reigns whipped, but gets an elbow up. Forearm on Kane for two.

Rollins tags in and gets two. Rollins chokes Kane in the ropes. The ref pulls Rollins off Kane. Ambrose tags in and stomps Kane. A kick to Kane's head. Kane comes back with a blow on Ambrose and cheap shots on the other two. Ambrose rakes his arm across Kane's face. Reigns tags in with shoulder blocks on Kane in the corner. Kane out to a blow to the head that knocks him to a knee. An interesting facelock on a kneeling Kane. Kane muscles up and suplexes free! Both are down. Rollins tags in, climbs, but into Kane's right.

Bryan tags in with "YES!" kicks on Rollins backing him into a corner. Bryan runs up a corner, flips back over Rollins, then takes a sick clothesline from Bryan. More "YES!" kicks on Rollins, and a big one to Rollins' head for a long two. Bryan telegraphs and takes the kick, but then elevated over the top and out. Bryan with a suicide dive through the ropes onto Rollins.

"This is awesome!"

Rollins in and Bryan climbs. HUGE missile drop kick on Rollins! Bryan rushes him in a corner for another drop kick, but Rollins moves and Bryan crashes and burns!


Chinlock on Bryan from Reigns. Bryan punches free, but runs into a big hand to the chest that pushes him down. Reigns gets two for it. Rollins tags in and stomps Bryan in the heel corner. Rollins distracts the ref and Ambrose with a cheap shot on Bryan. Bryan whipped hard into a corner and hits the mat. Rollins whips Bryan to the opposite corner and falls again. Ambrose talks trash to Taker who starts pacing the apron. Ambrose says, we run the show. Shoulder blocks on Bryan in the heel corner. Ambrose tags in with a head butt. Blows on Bryan in a corner, then takes Bryan down. A couple kicks and Ambrose gets two.

More abuse on Bryan in a corner. Ambrose holds Bryan, reaches to tag out, can't reach, lets go, tags Rollins in, and surf boards Bryan. Rollins comes off the corner onto Bryan – sick! Reigns tags in and at Bryan who ducks. Bryan milks it, but makes it to Bryan.

Ambrose tags in. Taker with cheap pops on them. Ambrose whipped, clotheslined, then again. Snake eyes, then a big boot! Leg drop on Ambrose for two! Taker grabs Ambrose, then Rollins for a double chokeslam. Reigns with a spear on Taker for two. Reigns looks shocked.

Rollins tags in, on Taker, but takes a high clothesline. Taker pins for two. Kane tags in clotheslines Rollins, then big boot. Rollins whipped, then a 'vintage' sidewalk slam. Kane climbs with his flying clothesline. Set up Rollins, then takes an enziguri! Ambrose tags in. Ambrose climbs, flies, is caught. Bryan tags in, climbs, Reigns pulls his foot out – Taker outside takes Reigns down. Ambrose runs up at Bryan. Head butt from Bryan. Ambrose falls back. Bryan flies, but Ambrose moves. Ambrose rolls up Bryan for three.

Winners – The Shield (19:53)

The Shield flees the ringside area. Video of the high points of the match. Brothers of Destruction and Bryan are in the ring looking upset over the loss.


Announce Segment

The Rock's Tweets about his injury and now will require surgery.

Backstage Segment

Foley says he knows what he's doing to Cena. Cena gets huge heat. Cena say no one will question your toughness, but there's a difference between being tough and being brave. Foley says he won't back down. Cena says Foley going out alone is a huge mistake. Foley says in a career of huge mistakes, this might be his biggest, but he has to go out there. Cena hands Foley a chair and tells Foley to take it with him.

In Ring Segment

Summer Rae out, Fandango follows and they dance. They dance to the ring and pose.


Fandango vs William Regal

Fandango still dancing in the ring. Two weeks ago Fandango cost Jericho a match, then beat Jericho down. Regal out to the ring and the fans go wild for him.

Fandango dances around a bit. Regal skips around the ring and tells Fandango to come on. Clothesline, then another, then slams Fandango down. Fandango on the apron and Regal brings him flying through the air and in. Fandango on Regal in a corner. Regal reverses it and on Fandango with blows. Fandango comes back with a boot, then his finisher for three.

Winners – Fandango (1:40)

Regal lolling on the mat, Summer Rae drops to a split next to him, and holds the mic high for Fandango to tell us it's Fahn-Dahn-Goo! Video recap of the dip of doom. Fandango and Summer on the stage, Fandango poses with Summer well away from him, and Jericho attacks from behind. Fandango is sent flying off the stage. "Y2J!" chants. Jericho sees Summer, walks over, reaches out a hand. She finally takes it. Jericho pulls her in, dips her with that long leg pointing straight up in the air. Jericho taunted Fandango in that pose, then lifted Summer to her feet and spun her away. She is left with the vapors.


Divas Battle Royal for #1 Contendership

Kaitlyn is on announce. AJ skips out ahead of the rest of the Divas. The rest follow.

AJ sits in the ropes and watches it start, but is quickly attacked. Tamina takes everyone down. AJ runs up, jumps on her like she did with Kane, legs wrapped around her waist, arms around her neck. Tamina places her on the mat and hits a superkick on her. Aksana is eliminated. A rear view on Tamina. Layla and Naomi try to eliminate Tamina, but Naomi is eliminated. Layla with a few kicks on Tamina eliminates her. Layla thinks she won, but AJ is out cold on the mat. Layla tries to lift AJ, but she's like dead weight. Layla drags her by a foot and arm, then about rips AJ's boobs off lifting her, but then AJ bounces up and superkicks Layla through the ropes to win. She was playing possum and then taunts Kaitlyn from the ring.

Winner – AJ (3:20)


No One Lives is a new movie starring Brodus Clay. Video preview for his movie.

Backstage Segment

Foley and his chair are heading for the ring.


In Ring Segment

Car crash and Foley out to the ring, chair in hand. Video from the Hall of Fame Ceremony. "Foley!" chants. He says, I didn't come here to get in a confrontation, but here I am in London, England, about to enter one. Ryback says if I have something to say, then say it face to face. I'm right here, and I have something to say, so the only thing missing is Ryback. "Feed me more!" and out comes Ryback showing off his new 'R' hat. Ryback asks how Cena giving Foley a chair help him out?

When Cena gave me this chair, I felt offended. Doesn't Cena know who I am? I'm Foley, Hardcore Legend, HOFer! In my day I took on the biggest, the baddest that this industry had to give. I didn't always win, but no matter the pain, whether my tooth up my nose, or my own ear being ripped off the side of my skull, I found a way to get back up. But as I stand here in this ring, it's never been more obvious that my day came and went a long, long time ago. The truth is that if you decide o unleash your best on me, I'll go down, but I probably won't get back up. I can't force you to do anything, but I'm going to ask you to listen to what I have to say, and hope some of those words sink in. Look at this footage. Video of Cena telling Ryback to make a move and earn a Championship, but Ryback leaves, and watches The Shield destroy Cena.

Foley is seething.

Ryback says, I know what I did and I liked it. Hell, I loved it.

Foley says he has a simple question for Ryback, what happened? What happened to that guy who took the WWE by storm with three simple words. What happened to the guy with no fear? The man who commanded respect because he demanded respect? The man who stacked the world on his shoulders and said, "Feed me more!"

Ryback tells Foley, you better be careful what you wish for, because you might just get it.

Foley says I was thinking about the six times you were left with nobody to help you. I was wondering if you knew how many times I've been left laying with nobody to help me. Any idea? Foley asks the fans if they have any idea? To tell you the truth, I have no idea, because I DIDN'T COUNT THEM! I got up and did the best I could. I didn't spout statistics! I didn't chart graphs! I DID THE BEST I COULD! On three separate occasions, the best I could was good enough to make me WWE Champion. We have no idea what you're capable of. We haven't seen the best Ryback has to offer. You will, one day be the WWE Champion. It's inevitable. Look at you and look at me and the differences between us. I won the WWE Championship with heart, and guts, and pride. You've got all the physical tools to dominate here for as long as you choose, but do you really want to become the WWE Champion by walking away from a challenge by Cena? Do you want to be WWE Champion by watching Cena be destroyed by The Shield? Whether you realize it or not er is coming up soon, and you need to wake up!

Shut up Foley! God, just shut up! Year, after year, after year, you come out here, sticking your nose in other people's business.


Shut up! I said shut up! You come out here with your archaic messages from the past, like they mean something. What for? You trying to relive your damn glory days? For what? For what, Mick? For what? To sell some more DVDs? I, on the other hand, I (slams himself in the head a couple times) know exactly what I am doing! This is a results oriented business, and I get what I want. I wanted to send a message to Super Cena, so I sent it! I wanted a WWE Title match. So guess what Mick? I got it. I want to be WWE Champion. At Extreme Rules, I will be. (starts pacing) So if you, Super Cena, these (slams himself in the head a couple more times) stupid people have a problem with that, (heat) I don't care. (pacing) I do not care anymore. There you stand, there you stand trying to lecture me. You're trying to lecture me, Ryback, on how to be a man. (pacing more) The biggest, greatest thing to come into the WWE in the past year, you're trying to lecture me on how to be a man. (more pacing) Look at you, just look at you! (heat) Shut up and look at him! (heat) There you stand. There you stand. There you stand holding a weapon. I'm going to ask you one more time, you fat, pathetic lazy bastard. How does Cena giving you that steel chair help you stinging in the ring with Ryback?

Foley say, you tell me! Foley drops the mic and raises the chair.

Look into my eyes. Look (slaps Foley in the face, rather lightly) into my eyes!

Foley's arm drops the chair to his side, and he chests right up to Ryback, looking down at the younger man, showing no fear at all. Foley is right there looking Ryback in the eye. Ryback takes the chair and flings it from the ring. Foley taunts Ryback who keeps talking smack and hitting himself in the head.

Cena's music and he runs to the ring. Cena between them and tells them no, they're not doing this. Cena tells Foley to leave the ring, and he does. Off comes the shirt, and up comes the fists, even through all the heat from the fans.

The Shield's music. Cena leaves the ring for the apron with a smile. He stands there and waits. The Shield to ringside and Cena leaves the apron and backs up the ramp, leaving Ryback in the ring. Cena stands on the bottom of the ramp, where Ryback stood last week. The Shield slowly climbs up on the apron, Reigns not giving his back to Cena. The Shield into the ring and on Ryback.

Suddenly Cena's there in the ring with the chair, using it on The Shield. He takes them all out of the ring with blows, then follows to ringside and keeps swinging. Cena into the ring, chair in hand, smile on his face. Dueling chants for Cena replaces the all out heat for him. Cena looks at Ryback some more, then throws the chair aside. They stare. Ryback looks down and Cena pounces with an AA on Ryback. Cena leaves the ring, and Ryback. On the stage Cena salutes. Ryback is seething in the ring. Cena waves his hand in front of his face.

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  • Jesse Sherwood

    Welcome, everyone, to tonight’s Raw Open Thread Watch Party! I may not be your host, Kendra, but I am excited for tonight’s show! We have The Brothers of Destruction and Daniel Bryan vs. The Shield, John Cena confronting Ryback over Ryback letting The Shield attack him to close last week’s Raw, and Triple H’s response to the proposed Steel Cage Match at Extreme Rules on tap for tonight! What are you looking forward to?

  • I am looking forward to The Shield’s Match and Triple H’s Response.

  • Heyman is opening Raw? I’m surprised, but it looks like we will get Triple H out of the way early!

  • I am not too thrilled about Triple H Lesnar 3 to be honest, but by my estimation Lesnar has to go over in that bout in order to keep him relevant, but lets see what happens

    • I do agree Navin. I feel that it is a slap to people who ordered WM29 for Lesner/Triple H 3 to be on Extreme Rules. But if they want Lesnar to look strong, he needs a dominant victory over Triple H.

  • Jericho vs. Ziggler, while I know it was on Smackdown a couple of weeks ago, has me really pumped, as I know that we will get an A+ match from them!

  • To be honest I was just looking forward to that segment just for the pedigree

  • While I don’t care about the match, I thought Trip and Heyman started RAW with a bang.

    “I lied!” was lovely!

  • Truth is back to rapping! I love it! England brings out the best of WWE! But Cole… No! No! No!

  • Oh good god why. Who did Antonio tick off?

    • Xavier

      The boss

      • But I’d love to know how.

        • Carlos is a dumbass

          CM Punk protesting for him at Mania press conference seems to be the reason

  • Xavier

    Again with the yodeling. Cesaro is definitely in the doghouse lol.

    • He must have really ticked both Trips and VKM off for this embarrassing gimmick tweak.

  • UGH!!! Stop the Cesaro yodeling! He is the best power wrestler on the roster!

    • Chris

      Not even close actually

  • And Cesaro under again for 5 in a row.

    • Chris

      Thanks too CM Punk

      • Just over a shirt? I doubt it. This slide started long before WM.

  • Xavier

    Glad too see R-Truth being pushed in a more serious role finally.

    • Me too, as he has been under utilized for as much personality as he has.

  • Another piece of idiotic booking by creative. I have nothing against R Truth but wow that match sunk Antonio’s stock even more

    • He’s at 5 losses in a row. I hope they don’t try to flip it into a storyline.

  • Impressive arrival there by The Shield. They are one of the few reasons that I still watch WWE

    • That was a kick butt way to arrive!

    • Same with me. I am loving The Shield and the energy they seem to bring with them.

  • Seriously? Wtf was that?

  • Did anyone see the look on Cesaro’s face when he took the three? He looked very unhappy/annoyed/pissed.

    • I would be as well. Once again. I don’t have anything against R Truth. But he is picking up a head of steam with wins over Barrett and Cesaro

  • Cesaro should be the fourth member of the Shield, and just take out his frustrations on everyone. Wishful thinking I know

    • I’m still calling for D-Bry to join, but that is just my hypothetical booking. I know the chances of him turning are slim.

      • My Ideal Situation would be for Cesaro and Bryan to feud after the dissolution of Team Hell No and put on an epic serious feud that properly showcases both their talents. Again with this creative team I know thats wishful thinking

  • At least Sandow gets some justice this week!

  • Zigglypuff!!! I love AJ’s nerdiness!

  • Zigglypuff? Did I hear that correctly?

    • Yep! The pokemon loving nerdy girl pulled it off flawlessly!

    • Yes you did. I guess it fits if he is having a moment with his title belt.

    • The Breaker

      I bet the internet will be creating artwork for a new meme in no time!

      • Already on it!

        • Done!

          • The Breaker

            I was actually picturing a Jigglypuff with Ziggler’s blond hair. But thanks for rising to the occasion!

          • I’m working on more, but I’m not an artist. Someone better than me will have to do that one!

  • Xavier

    Looks like their already planted some seeds for a Ziggler/Big E split

    • And a bit for the AJ split. Ziggler will get obsessed over the title, and drive AJ away.

      • The Breaker

        Eh, think you’re reading into it a bit too much.

        • It would be a perfect way to get Ziggler to finally be on his own, and a way to move AJ back into the Divas Division full time or on to another rising star.

          • The Breaker

            I don’t disagree, but it won’t be happening anytime soon. A Ziggler/Big E feud makes a ton of sense. I just hope they don’t rush it.

  • Dang, they are throwing a lot of hot things early on in the show! Trips opening, R-Truth rapping back, Damien Sandow getting a win, and now Y2J vs. Ziggler! Looks like it is going to be a strong night!

    • The Breaker

      WWE always tries to put their best foot forward when they put on a show in the UK. I just want to know why they insist on burying Cesaro like they are. This yodeling thing couldn’t suck any worse. At this point the best thing for him is to disappear from TV for a little while.

  • Xavier

    Fans are starting to shit on this Ziggler/Jericho match

    • The Breaker

      No, they’re into it. Just a hot UK crowd. But it does sorta feel like they’re trying to imitate the epic crowd from the post-Mania RAW though.

      • Xavier

        Nah not really, there doing the wave and starting to chant various things. Not as bad as Sheamus/Orton though. Fandango is here to save the though

  • The Breaker

    Giant pop for Fandango’s music.. lol

  • Another excellent match between both guys there.

  • It was a great match, but the fans there got a bit bored. They are very hot though!

    • The Breaker

      I kinda got the feeling that the crowd was more into getting themselves over during that match than the actual stuff going on inside the ring.

  • Foley! Master of the cheap pop! I hope they use him for something more than this.

  • Smart Mark

    I wish they would involve either Orton, Sheamus or Big Show into the title picture somehow. I am really sick and tired of seeing those 3 the in same feud with eachother. And no, adding Mark Henry to that feud does not make things more interesting.

    • Agreed. I mentioned something similar in this week’s Breakdown. The four of them are seemingly aimless. And their ring work is suffering because of it.

  • The Breaker

    Uh.. weren’t they just out here? Lame booking, WWE.

    • They should have had the matches back-to-back. But then it may have killed the crowd.

      • The Breaker

        There’s not really any good way to do it, besides just saving the second match for Smackdown.

  • Why does creative feel the need to keep the Rhodes Scholars vs Clay and Tensai (I am still not calling him Sweet T) going?

    • I don’t like it either, but am resigned to the fact that he will never be taken seriously again.

  • The Shield just threw a chair at them! This is going to get EXTREME!

  • Despite everything I still love Team Hell No. I always end up genuinely laughing during their segments. Daniel and Kane have found a way to make that work. I won’t mind seeing the serious side of Daniel after Team Hell No dissolves but he is super versatile, genuinely entertaining and one of my favorites.

    • Xavier


  • The Breaker

    Come on Kane, he drew up diagrams!

    Nice looking attack by The Shield. Should’ve known they’d come, but Kane & Bryan are so hilarious together that I wasn’t even thinking about it.

    • It came out of nowhere for me too! I was expecting the lights to go out, and Kane to say “See, he’s here”!

  • My two favorite lines from that segment were from Kane

    1. The Undertaker does not have a cell phone
    2. And whatever you do NOT try to give the Undertaker a hug

  • We get a Smackdown rebound this week! I know it seems weird that I am excited for it, but it is a rare occurrence that they recap my show, but I get 3-5 of Kendra’s!

  • They did cherry pick the best parts of the match. It was a lot more boring than that.

  • Is Ryback Rules supposed to catch on as a catch phrase?

    • It is, and it won’t. That is an awful catchphrase!

    • Cubed56

      O’Doyle Rules!

      • Who the heck is O’Doyle?

        • Took the words from my mouth Jesse

          • Cubed56

            Haven’t you guys ever seen the movie Billy Madison?

          • I have, but I didn’t make the connection. Good Play, sir!

          • Cubed56

            Thank you sir.

  • Xavier

    Ryback’s promos have been solid the past couple of weeks except for the RYBACK RULES line he drops at the end, he needs to lose that

  • Ha! Big E, please, no! He looked like a toddler throwing a tantrum clapping the chalk!

  • And Ryder is being fed to Big E! Career, over!

  • I wish Big E had brought the 5 count up from NXT with him. I always liked it, and it set him apart from others.

  • Can’t wait for The Brothers of Destruction and Daniel Bryan vs The Shield match. Its gonna be epic.

    • I’m doubting it will occur. WWE will opt to have it in a No DQ Tornado Tag Match at Extreme Rules.

    • Xavier

      NO NO NO, it’s Team Hell No & The Undertaker vs The Shield lol

  • No matter how many times I see him come out, I am always in awe when that gong hits.

  • I love Rollins’ roll that he does over the barricade!

  • Listen to that massive pop for Hell No!

  • Dan

    Must say that I went tonight for the first time in years and have not been watching lately. I sat right by the titontron and aw JOhn Cena poke his head out a couple of times to watch and see the crowd and I could see he was shocked by the awesome atmosphere. But I what I noticed was what an arrogant asshole he was. Just shoving himself past security and blanking a kid asking nicely just for a wave. Such a charming man ol’ John Cena! It was nice after that the dad of the child took his wristband of the kid and threw it at him and said here keep it, no respect you hypocrite! Lol.
    All in all great buzz in the O2. I was shocked, even Michael Cole was getting love. JBL was such a pop.

    • Larry Boy

      You saw Cena walk past security? How is that possible. Talent gets to the arena long before fans do.

      • Dan

        Security by the side as the show was going on and he just shoved the guy out the way basically. From what I saw there was no need for it.

  • Dan

    Also, I don’t know if this is old news. But we all know Mick Foley has destroyed himself over the years but as soon as he was out of view to the crowds, the man could barely walk. I mean it was like watching my grandad on a zimmer frame. Such a sad thing to see.

    • He has really went down hill physically over the last couple of years. He can’t even bend over to put on his right sock and shoe anymore. But everything he did, he did it for us. I love Mick and my only wish in wrestling would be to be able to take him out to dinner and discuss his career, as he is the one of the greatest performers of all time.

  • Good match so far, both teams are getting some good offence in.

  • The ref screwed up! Counted out Ambrose!

  • Xavier

    Way too put The Shield over. Very impressive match by all 6 guys.

  • And The Shield get a huge rub! They just pinned one half of the Tag Team Champions, and have a win over Taker, technically!

  • Cubed56

    After seeing that, why the hell is wwe teasing a possible fourth member for the shield, it would only ruin them, no matter who it is.

  • Very good match there. I am a fan of all 6 guys so it was win-win for me either way

  • Amazing that The Shield continue to go over clean. So far they are 7-0 (well 8-0 if you count the NXT Squash). So far they have won all their matches clean. They used the double teams well, utilizing the 5 counts. I am a huge fan of all 3 guys. The investment that they are making in them now will pay off in the long run. Believe In The Shield. I am a Believer ( Have Been since Day 1)

    • Cubed56

      I agree, they are over and should continue to receive the push they are getting, and hopefully grab some gold soon. I just hope that they don’t add another member like they are teasing on wwe.com.

  • Summer Rae was trying WAY too hard to draw attention to herself in Fandango’s entrance. Hopefully, this will be her last appearance as his valet.

    • Smart Mark

      Maybe they’re using Fandango as a platform to give Summer Rae abit of air time until she debuts as a wrestler.

      • Honestly, I have not been impressed at all by her matches in NXT. I think she needs a bit more time down there with Sara Del Ray.

  • The Breaker

    I finally caught back up with the show. Great six-man tag match. The Shield continues to be very impressive. I know it’s really easy to knock the way WWE books things, but they’ve done really well with The Shield so far.

  • The Breaker

    Regal!! Hell yes.

  • Anyone catch that last cheer?

  • Regal’s match with Ohno the week before on NXT was totally amazing. Considering the fact that he hadn’t wrestled in a while, he looked good enough in the ring against Ohno

  • And the Dip of Doom for the win again! It is a fitting finisher for Fandango!

    • The Breaker

      I like it. Very unique.

  • Again the 2nd bit of idiotic booking for the night

  • The Breaker

    WWE was obviously trying to get the fans to boo Fandango by using Regal, but it clearly didn’t work.

  • The Breaker

    Ballroom dancing: Now the ultimate form of taunting.

  • Who thinks Layla will go over here?

  • Yay! AJ won! I can’t wait for her to pick up the Diva’s title!

  • The Breaker

    You know the competition in the Divas Division is really lacking when laying unconscious in the middle of the ring is the most effective way to win a Battle Royale.

    • They need to bring up some of the superb talent they have in NXT, like Paige, Sasha Banks, and Audrey Marie.

      • Those girls have been putting on some really good matches. And Bayley has some potential to as well as Emma

  • Xavier

    Mick Foley still the best on the mic. He’s amazing in these types of segments, so is Piper.

  • The Breaker

    They had Foley came out and do the same thing for CM Punk after he turned heel last year.

  • Is it just me or am I getting flashbacks from Punk and Foley’s promo last year?

  • Ryback actually used Super Cena!

    • The Breaker

      Doubt that part was actually on the script!

    • -|AZ|-

      Looks like he’s also a member of the IWC! He does talk about “feed” a lot, if u know what I mean…


  • Ryback still has quite a ways to improve on the mic.

    • Xavier

      Content isn’t bad but needs work on delivery. Needs too stop pacing so much

    • True, but his intensity in his promos is unmatched!

  • Super Cena is going to end the show here. Whoopee.

    • Xavier

      And Cena haters keep complaining, Whoopee. I should take a poll on what’s more stale, Super Cena or people complaining about him.

      • I am not a hater. I was just stating a fact there

        • The phrase Super Cena was used on Raw, and it basically was the same ending that we are accustomed to seeing week in and week out whenever Cena is set for a big PPV Match down the road

        • Xavier

          LOL well who was suppose to close the show besides the guy who’s been the face of the company the past 7-8 years?

    • BlazeKing

      Considering that he didn’t last week and the week before that, why are you complaining?

      • Not complaining. Was just stating a fact, and things really need to start changing in the WWE. Plus even if we did not have spoilers today you could have seen that ending coming from a mile away

      • Xavier


  • The Breaker

    So… did Cena just bury The Shield and Ryback in one segment? lol

    Okay, maybe that’s too harsh, but there is something to be said about Cena chasing off three guys with a chair by himself, when they were able to beat Team Hell No & Undertaker earlier in the night.

  • Does anyone know if AJ’s title shot is for this week’s episode of NXT which was taped last month, or for a later date down the road

  • I am not a Cena hater, he is one of the hardest workers in the WWE, but his character is in definite need of a change. While I don’t see him turning heel for the foreseeable future (especially when he is associated with Make a Wish). his character can do with being more serious and intense and less corny. Whenever Cena is involved in an ending segment of Raw 7/10 times he is going to be easily standing tall without much resistance from his opponents and the other 3 times he will be laid out. Something has to change with the Cena character. Creative needs to do some actual creative thinking and come up for something new for Cena, The era of the extremely super babyface needs to come to an end.

    • The Breaker

      Can’t disagree here. Cena has shown us before that he can be interesting, which makes it more irritating when he comes out week after week with the same old corny schtick!

  • BlazeKing

    Looks like somebody from wwe creative actually reads this site. I like how they killed that ridiculous reason for Ryback whining the way he did (Cena not helping him). It made no since considering he was being pushed as an alpha male, terminator-like, unstoppable force. It was better off using the Royal Rumble elimination by Cena as motivation.

  • BlackMotor687

    That diva’s battle royal was good, especially when AJ nearly kissed Tamina, saying to myself “Let’s make it hot!”

  • Smart Mark

    If there ever was to be a fourth member if the Shield, it should be Kassius Ohno

  • Punk-21

    Where is CMPUNK

  • Rambo Commander

    It sucks that they made Undertaker wrestle on Raw after 3 years only to lose. The UNDERTAKER chants were WILD, and I think no other wrestler gets this amount of love and respect from the fans, even when he is not in the ring. The crowd should have been sent home happy with an Undertaker win. It would not have stopped the Shield’s momentum at all because there is no shame in losing to the deadman.

    Instead, the WWE could’ve built further on it with the Shield further attacking the BOD backstage on subsequent Raws, setting up a match for Extreme Rules and let the Shield win that one on the PPV. That would have a bigger impact. They can win by the help of Kane himself turning on his team, thereby disbanding the tag-team titles and also starting off a final Taker-Kane feud to settle their unfinished business from 2010.