RAW Results 2/10/14 – RAW Is Betty

RAW Results February 10, 2014
From Staples Center in Los Angeles, California
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World

Pre-RAW Commercial

Betty White will be on RAW tonight. Tonight’s epic main event pits Cena vs Orton!

RAW Starts

Video

In Memory of Frank Bullock 1957-2014.

In Ring Segment

Justin announces Betty White to the ring. She comes out on Big Show’s arm, looking tiny! They stay up on the stage as Betty looks a bit slow on her feet.

“Betty White!” chants.

Betty – I can’t possibly tell you how thrilled I am to be a guest here on RAW.

Big Show – Betty, what are we going to do tonight?

Betty – I’m gonna kick some ass!

Steph and Trip out. Steph in a lovely white and black dress shows off her curves and hugs Betty. Trip hugs Betty and they head for the ring as Betty and Big Show head backstage.

“CM Punk!” chants.

Trip – I’d like to start out by clarifying some confusion from last week. We said if Bryan could beat Orton, we’d reconsider him the face of the WWE. We are reconsidering Bryan, but also Sheamus, Christian, and Cesaro. Even reconsidering Cena. Because in two weeks time at Elimination Chamber…

Orton’s music cuts them off. Orton slowly to the ring, all strapped up. He layers them and grabs a mic.

Steph – Randy, are you seriously doing this again as we’re talking about the new face of the WWE. I’d recommend you go back and prepare for your main event match.

“CM Punk!” chants.

Orton – Steph, I’ve been doing some thinking, and I decided that I need to apologize for my actions. I don’t want to confuse anyone. I’m not here for them, but to apologize to you Steph and Hunter. I’ve been childish, foolish, immature. I know I need to give you what you want. For those things to happen, I need to bring the viper, and that starts when I beat Cena tonight.

Steph – That all sounds fantastic, but how can we trust you? Where’s this all coming from?

“Daniel Bryan!” chants.

Orton – Steph, it’s coming from the heart. It’s coming from the heart.

“Daniel Bryan!” chants.

Steph – I mean, are you feeling the pressure about Daniel Bryan? Is it because these people are talking about him?

Orton – No, I’m talking about SummerSlam, this summer, this arena! I cashed in my MITB against Bryan and you called me the face of the WWE. We standed (sic) united, right here. I want to make good on a promise made to me that night. I want to be the face of the WWE in the ring and out. I want the talk shows, cereal box and billboard. I’m the face of the WWE, not the other five, and certainly not Batista. I’m the face of the WWE.

Bryan’s music starts and the “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” breaks out in a huge way.

Bryan – So Randy, you think you are the heart and soul of the WWE? Seems to me like you’re a different body part entirely.

Steph – Let me make on thing clear, I don’t like the two of you interrupting Trip and I, especially on live TV. So going forward every Superstar and Diva in the locker room will have to make an appointment with our DOO.

Bryan – That’s why I’m out here, it seems like your DOO Kane is nowhere to be found, except when he’s doing your bidding by trying to interfere in my match with Randy. Guess what? Kane failed, and last week I beat Randy Orton. (Orton looks green.)

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Bryan – And this week I thought I’d go over his head, and this week I don’t want an appointment with Kane, I want a match with Kane, right here, tonight!

Steph – Let’s be perfectly clear, last week you attacked Kane first. We do not condone Kane’s actions, so he’s on administrative leave for one week. He has an incredibly strongly worded letter of reprimand in his employee appraisal file.

Bryan – That seems like a real big punishment Steph. Just wondering, who is doing your performance approval? Because it seems to me like you guys are a combination of arrogance (Steph) and stupidity (Trip).

Orton – Wait a minute! This is The Authority, you need to show them respect. Trip is a greatest of all time, and Steph’s vision will take the WWE into the future. You need to kiss the ground they walk on Dan! At least be honored to be in the same ring with them.

Bryan – Randy, we all know you really, I mean really like Steph. I remember no too long ago when you handcuffed Trip in the ring and kissed Steph.

Orton – Give me the word and I will punt this little troll all the way to Seattle.

Trip – That’s not going to be necessary Randy. Tonight Bryan, you will face, the one. We are doing what’s what’s best for business, and that’s to give you a well deserved night off. Enjoy.

“NO!” “NO!” “NO!” from the fans, then Bryan in Trip’s face yelling “NO!” “NO!” “NO!” Off mic Bryan gets right in Trip’s face. Trip walks around Bryan, holds the ropes for Steph, and they leave.

Commercial

Rey & The Brotherhood vs The Wyatt Family

Rey out in yellow. The Brotherhood out to tag with him. The Wyatt Family’s music cut off The Brotherhood’s music. Video recap of Bray taking out Goldust on Smackdown last week.

Cody is kicked by Rowan, then taken down. Back suplex, but Cody lands on his feet. Cody ducks Rowan and lands a drop kick. Goldust tags in, but shoulder blocked to the mat. Blows on Goldust, but Goldust reverses briefly. Harper tags in and on Goldust. Goldust fights back with a kick and upper cut. Goldust whipped, gets foot up, and head scissors off the corner. Cody tags in and lands a low drop kick on Harper through the ropes. Cody then sends Rey sliding across the ring and out onto Harper.

Commercial

Chinlock on Goldust on the mat, but he’s up and free, but eats a forearm. Blows on Goldust in the heel corner, then Harper and Rowan double team Goldust, but Cody breaks the count. Clothesline on Goldust, then Bray tags in and a right on Goldust. Bray all over Goldust, hitting and pushing him. They exchange blows until Bray with a back elbow drops him. Rowan tags in and all over Goldust. Goldust whipped, drops, and Rowan all over him. Goldust with his handspring elbow on Rowan and both are down. Goldust dives, but caught by Rowan. Rowan rushes Goldust, but Goldust pulls the ropes and Rowan out. Harper able to tag in, cheap shot on Cody, then a power slam on Goldust. The fans are hot, and Goldust able to tag out! Rey all over Harper, dropping him to eat post, then seated senton. Big DDT on Harper, Bray breaks the count.

Rey sets up Bray, then Harper. Bray flees, only Harper eats the 619. Bray on Rey outside, but Cody flies on Bray. Rowan sends Cody into the barricade. Goldust into Rowan outside. Bodies everywhere. Rey on Rowan, sets up the 619, but Bray tags himself in and rushes Rey with a sick Sister Abigail for three.

Winners – The Wyatt Family (10:36)

Video recap of the high points of the match. Then The Wyatt Family to Bray’s chair.
Bray – …Before The Shield, and they have all failed. You will be no different. You are but tiny little toy soldiers in a war not meant for you. You will fall. In time for my next game to begin. Follow the buzzards.

Commercial

Announce Segment

They talk about the Royal Rumble, and Reigns’ record in the Royal Rumble Match. They show video of his work in the match.

Backstage Segment

Renee – We saw highlight from Royal Rumble, but you will be facing The Wyatt Family. They have some harsh words for you, do you have response to that?

Reigns – Baby girl, actions always speak louder than words. Remember that.

Rollins – The Wyatts like to speak in riddles, Renee we don’t. We speak in absolutes.

Ambrose – As in, we will absolutely destroy the Wyatts at Elimination Chamber.

Renee – Dean, there’s been some talk about the fact that you haven’t defended your US Championship in quite some time, do you have a comment on that?

Ambrose – So I’m supposed to pull US Championship Matches and contenders out of thin air? Is that what I’m supposed to do? Is that how this works? Do you know how much paperwork goes into something like that?

Reigns – What are you talking about? What kind of Champion do you want to be?

Ambrose – I resent that. The fact is that there’s no one in this company who has the guts to step up and take it from me. I’ll prove it, an open challenge. I’ll remind the world that I’m a Champion.

Backstage Segment

Betty with the Total Divas. Vickie pushes her way to Betty.

Vickie – From one cougar to another, welcome to RAW!

Betty – Thank you so much.

Nattie – Thanks to Betty we know the premise of Off Their Rockers, and know you’re never too old to play a practical joke. Betty, your generation plays a lot of pranks on our generation.

Dogg – Pardon the interruption. Betty White, there’s a rumor going around that the younger generation is going to try to play a prank on you, but don’t worry, the New Age Outlaws are here to protect you!

Betty – Well, I didn’t know I needed protection. (looking them over and reaching for both of them)

Gunn – You look like you’d enjoy a good cup of tea.

Betty – I’d love a good cup of tea.

Gunn – Well, shall we go?

Betty – Yes, we shall.

They head off with Betty between them, the Divas look quite confused by this.

Announce Segment

Cole talks about the history between Cena and Orton. They show video from Breaking Point 2009 when they had an I Quit Match. Cena looked down and out, but fought back and made Orton quit.

In Ring Segment

Santino to the ring with Emma. They both power walk to the ring.

Commercial

WWE Rewind

Recap of Santino with Emma last week on RAW in the dance off.

Santino w/ Emma vs Fandango w/ Summer Rae

Fandango and Summer Rae in the ring dancing. Santino and a dancing Emma are outside waiting.

They lock up, Santino takes Fandango down easily. Santino with punches. Fandango reverses a whip where Santino tries to float over, but no Fandango. Fandango attacks and beats Santino down. “Santino!” chants. Miz to announce again.

Miz – In LA, and Miz is sidelined by twinkletoes and a man who’s older than Betty White. This is awesome.

Fandango takes Santino down, then climbs. Santino runs up the corner, but then punched down. Fandango’s famous left leg drop for three.

Winner – Fandango (2:17)

Video recap of the high points of the match. Summer Rae and Fandango backing up the ramp laughing. Emma in with Santino.

Backstage Segment

Byron Saxton– With me at this time, the Celtic Warrior, Sheamus. Not withstanding your tag match with The Real Americans, you’re about to be in Elimination Chamber. One of the competitors in that match is your tag partner tonight, Christian. (Sheamus looks thoughtful about this.)

Sheamus – First off, I can’t tell you how excited I am to be back in the WWE. With Christian, we’ve been good friends, and better enemies, but I’ve always respected him as a competitor, that’s why I have no problem teaming with him tonight. Maybe after the show we can go for a pint and celebrate. An Irishman and a Canadian walk into a bar on Hollywood, Blvd, sounds like the start to a bad joke. The Elimination Chamber is no joke as it’s the last chance to headline WrestleMania, and I’m not going to take that lightly. Legacies are created in Elimination Chamber, I don’t care which Superstars stand in my way, I’ll kick their teeth in and become the new WWE WHC.

Commercial

Christian & Sheamus vs The Real Americans

Christian in the ring, his music still playing. Video from earlier –

Christian – There’s been a lot of talk about being the face of the WWE. Since I’ve been back, I’ve been thinking maybe I can be the face of the WWE. (he’s sporting a black left eye) Maybe I’m not poster-boy material, but my Mom seems to think so. What I am is a two time WHC, and at Elimination Chamber, why not make it three?

Sheamus out to tag with him. The Real Americans out to face them.

Zeb – You know, you two non-Americans make me sick. Because after mysteriously disappearing for months and allegedly licking your wounds in your God forsaken country (sic), you guys, like everyone here tonight, found a way to sneak back across our borders. You found a way to sneak back into the WWE, and rewarded for that criminal behavior by being given the WWE Title at Elimination Chamber. This man might have something to say about that.

Cesaro – Hey, hey, hey! (big pop for Cesaro who smiles acknowledging the fans) It’s not going to matter because at Elimination Chamber, I’m going to become the first Real American WWE WHC.

Zeb – Everyone please stand… “We, the people!”

Zeb tells Cesaro to start. Christian behind Cesaro, Cesaro reverses. A big “We, the people!” chants. Gut wrench on Christian. Cesaro pulls Christian up and tags out. Christian takes Cesaro down, then Swagger. Swagger lifts Christian, then tosses him in a corner, but Christian moves and kicks Swagger in the face. Sheamus tags in and slams Swagger face first into a corner, then on him with blows. Snap suplex on Swagger for two.

High knee to Sheamus, then Cesaro tags in. Cesaro on Sheamus with blows. They muscle around, until finally Sheamus hits a short clothesline on Cesaro and gets heat for it! Neck breaker on Cesaro and the fans are even quieter. Christian tags in and off the top as more “We, the people!” chants hit. Christian on Cesaro, and Sheamus tags back in. Dueling upper cuts and the fans are clearly behind Cesaro and not Sheamus! A big right stuns Cesaro. Sheamus elevated over the top, another blow, then climbs. Battering ram off the corner on Cesaro for two.

Sheamus on the apron, Swagger tries to attack, but kicked off. Big “Cesaro!” chants as the show goes to commercial.

Commercial

Knees to Sheamus. Sheamus telegraphed and kicked for it. Sheamus back with an Irish curse back breaker. Christian tags in with blows on Cesaro, whipped, kicks back, then a sunset for a long two. Cesaro eats a right into the ropes. Christian out with a blow. Handspring elbow from Christian, then sets up for his finisher, but reversed into the air for a sick upper cut for two. Another two from Cesaro.

Swagger tags in and stomps Christian on the apron. Swagger in and slingshots Christian up into the bottom rope for two. Front facelock on Christian on the mat, then Swagger rolls back and forth on the mat. Christian to his knees, then up. Blows to Swagger’s guts, then a big right. Swagger stops Christian from reaching Sheamus, then lands his Swagger bomb. Cesaro in, yells into the camera in a major closeup, then pins Christian for two.

Cesaro stomps Christian. Christian up, slaps Swagger, but then caught by Cesaro for a giant swing. Christian ends up outside, and Zeb over to yell at him. Christian back in at 9 and covered for two. Swagger tags in and they double team, but Swagger only gets two for it. Cesaro tags in, but ends up eating corner and Swagger tossed out over the top. Both tag out and Sheamus on Swagger with clotheslines, then a shoulder in a corner. Rolling senton on Swagger for two.

Swagger on the apron and takes Sheamus’ forearms, all ten. Swagger elevated in and slammed to the mat. Sheamus set up, but suddenly Cesaro is there attacking, and takes some forearms. Swagger with the Patriot lock, but Christian flies onto Swagger. Brogue kick on Swagger for three.

Winners – Sheamus & Christian (14:35)

Sheamus pulls Christian into the ring to celebrate. Zeb looks pissed, mostly at Swagger. Video recap of the giant swing and other high points of the match. Sheamus and Christian pose on corners for the fans as The Real Americans look pissy outside.

Backstage Segment

Renee – Please welcome my guest, John Cena. There’s a longstanding history between you and Orton. I just want to get your thoughts on this match.

Cena – For a decade the WWE has been dominated by Orton and Cena. But Renee. As of late you can hear the ‘Universe’ and feel we are in the midst of great change. In two weeks we launch the WWE Network and that changes things for everybody, but you cannot deny the overwhelming support the ‘Universe’ has given to Bryan and a bunch of the new WWE Superstars. On the cusp of that great change, I say that this match with Orton is the most important piece of this time line. Yes, the Title will be decided at Elimination Chamber, but tonight is about our future. Because tonight I close my rivalry with Orton. I will beat Orton in front of a sold out crowd in LA. That statement goes to The Wyatts, Cesaro, Bryan, if any of you think you have what it takes to carry the WWE, know that you will have to go through me.

Commercial

Announce Segment

Recap of Betty White saying she’s going to kick some ass. Cole talks up Batista, and they go to video about Batista. 30 Second Fury on YouTube.

Ziggler vs ADR

Ziggler out with his terribly long roots. He’s not even to the ring when ADR’s music hits and he comes out. Video recap of Batista and ADR fighting last week on RAW.

Blows to Ziggler’s head. Ziggler sent to run the ropes, stops himself, wiggles his hips, then hits a drop kick. Ziggler’s epic elbows, all ten of them, but only two for them. Ziggler counters ADR’s tilt-a-whirl and takes ADR down for two. “Let’s go Ziggler!” chants, but ADR back with a big kick to Ziggler’s head for a quick three.

Winner – ADR (1:34)

Video recap of the high points of the match. ADR starts to leave Ziggler on the mat, but then goes back to lock on his finishing hold. Batista’s music hits and he comes out in back ring gear. Batista spears ADR on the mat. Outside and ADR goes through the stairs! Batista tosses the announce table in a really rough way – tossing monitors like I’ve rarely seen, pulling the cables from them through sheer force. ADR into the barricade, then Batista grabs ADR for a Batista bomb through announce. Video recap of Batista’s attack on ADR. Batista grabs a monitor, lines up, but then talked down. He drops it and leaves.

Video

Bellas telling us how to get the WWE Network, as if they’re flight attendants.

Announce Segment

They continue talking up the WWE Network.

Commercial

Backstage Segment

Trip – Dave, you got a second. It’s great having you back, but I can’t have you going off like you did on Del Rio out there.

Batista – He deserved it.

Trip – Maybe he deserved it, but I need you to keep it in the ring Dave. Things are different now, it’s a publicly traded company. Something goes wrong out there, it’s my neck on the line. Listen, I’m trying to fit you in with what’s best for business.

Batista – Right now, Del Rio is my business.

Trip – Fair enough, how about this then. At Elimination Chamber, you can have Del Rio.

Batista – Good.

Trip – I’m just looking out for you, man.

Batista – I guess things really have changed around here.

HOF

JBL, King and Cole talk about Batista, but then go to the HOF. They introduce the next inductee into the WWE HOF. A great video for Lita!

Backstage Segment

Dogg – So far we’re doing a pretty good job of protecting you, aren’t we Ms. White?

Betty – Well yes, but I’ve heard a few things about you guys.

Gunn – Oh, that we’re TTCs?

Dogg – 6 time TTCs. But enough about us, let’s drink some of that lovely tea I was telling you about. It’s my own special blend. It’s an orange peko with just a hint of chamomile, and you see, the secret is that hint of chamomile.

Gunn – Would you like to see? (shows off his strap & Betty touches it)

Betty – Isn’t it beautiful?

Dogg – Drink up.

Betty – I’d like lemon with my tea.

They argue about who will get the lemons, and they both go off to get them. While they’re gone she swaps her cup with Gunn’s, then mildly smiles.

Dogg – There’s your lemon.

Betty – Let’s drink up!

Dogg – Good, we have some business to attend to.

They all drink down their tea, Betty watching closely.

Commercial

RybAxel vs Usos

RybAxel in the ring. King and Cole both said they made mistakes. New Age Outlaws are at announce, though Gunn is looking a bit off. Usos to the ring to big pop!

Axel and Jey lock up. Arm bar on Jey, but he fights back with blows, a crotch chop to New Age Outlaws, then a blow. Dogg talks about beating up the Usos Daddy. Now Gunn is making rude noises. Ryback tags in and and on Jimmy. Cole makes a teleprompter comment. Dogg says that Gunn doesn’t look good. They ask to shut off Gunn’s mic. Axel on Jimmy with blows and stomps. Ryback tags in and really stomps Jimmy to growing “Goldberg!” chants that were obviously killed by production. Jimmy up top, facing out, knocks Ryback back, then flies onto Ryback. Both tag out, and Jey all over Axel. Axel’s legs kicked out from under them, then lifted, slammed into a corner, then Samoan dropped for two as Ryback breaks it. Jimmy takes Ryback out. Back kick on Axel, runs, tags as he flies out onto Ryback. Jey in and takes Axel down for three!

Winners – Usos (4:22)

Recap of the Usos flying tag, then the ending of the match. Usos staring down New Age Outlaws. Dogg is there, but Gunn holds his bum, drops his strap and runs away and up the ramp.

Commercial

US Championship Match – Ambrose (c) vs Henry

The Shield to the ring, Ambrose leading the way. Rollins made it over the barricade without landing hard, then Reigns in. Ambrose waits for his challenger. No one is coming out, but then Henry’s music hits. Ambrose looks quite nervous now. Henry is all smiles as he heads to the ring. Ambrose makes a big deal about the strap being his.

Henry slowly steps up, Ambrose looks trapped. Rollins and Reigns taunt Ambrose outside the ring. Ambrose rushes in, they lock, and Ambrose slammed back to the mat. They lock up, Ambrose thrown back. Ambrose out to regroup. Ambrose back in gets Henry in a corner and kicks at his elbow and wrenches it in the ropes. Henry comes back with a big boot. Ambrose whipped, then to the opposite corner. Ambrose pulled out, then sent shoulder first into the post.amb on the apron, brought in the hard way. Ambrose kicks at Henry, then on that elbow again, removing the brace. Ambrose on that elbow in the ropes for the four coount. Ambrose back and sent out over the top. “Get back in here,” from Henry as the show goes to commercial.

Commercial

Ambrose on Henry’s elbow on the mat. Ambrose wrenches that arm back as Reigns watches closely. During the commercial Henry put Ambrose’s head against the post and squeezed it! Henry fights back, gets Ambrose on his shoulder and power slams him to the mat. The fans are loving it. Henry rushes and eats feet. World’s Strongest Slam and Rollins in for the DQ.

Winner – Henry via DQ (8:08)

Reigns in and tossed off. Outside Henry grabs Ambrose, but Rollins jumps on Henry. Rollins tossed off, but then Henry eats a spear from Reigns. Reigns checks on his team, then they regroup and start to leave the area.

In Ring Segment

The Wyatt Family music hits and they’re backstage. Bray lights his lamp and they head to the ring. The Shield stays at ringside as the other team heads out. Lights up and they’re on opposite sides of the ring. They stare. Reigns leads The Shield back over the barricade to ringside. They all step up to the opposite sides, belly up to the ring and stare. “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” from the fans. Reigns climbs, so does the rest of The Shield. Bray stares, then says up. They climb up together. Reigns into the ring. Bray starts to get in, but stops and backs off. He motions Harper and Rowan down. Ambrose and Rollins in as Bray gets down and The Wyatt Family back up the ramp. “You suck!” chants as Bray says, “Make your move.”

Video

Recap of Orton attacking Cena Sr. ringside last month.

Commercial

Video

Another Black History Month video about Bobo Brazil. They did another beautiful job with recapping his life.

Cameron & Bellas vs AJ & Fox & Aksana

All the Divas for this match are in the ring.

Nikki tosses off AJ. AJ eats Nikki’s knee, then hides in the ropes. AJ out with a kick, then on Nikki, but then her feet kicked out from under her for two. Announce talks about Naomi’s injury, and she might need surgery. AJ tags in Aksana, but Aksana slammed back hard. “AJ, this is for you!” yells Nikki, then does the worm. Drop kick on a kneeling Aksana’s back for two.

Something was bleeped out as Brie tags in and takes Aksana down. Aksana fights back for two. Knee drop to Brie’s side a couple times, then tags out. They double team Brie. Fox gets two on Brie. Brie reverses on Fox, but then taken down. A chinlock on Brie on the mat as Fox bends her back over her knees. Fox with a cheap elbow on Nikki. Drop kick on Fox and am tags in as Eva Marie tends to Nikki outside. Cameron all over Fox, then a slap. Clotheslines on Fox, then a drop kick for two.

Forearms on Fox’s face, but Fox back with a knee. Aksana tags in and kicks Cameron. Cameron whipped, gets her feet up, then lands a lovely DDT on Aksana for three.

Winners – Cameron & Bellas (5:08)

AJ is not impressed as she and Tamina leave Fox and Aksana by announce and the Total Divas celebrate in the ring.

Video

Angela got the WWE Superstars and Divas to her school earlier today for a B.A.Star rally.

Commercial

Video

Cena granted his 400th wish today! He’s the #1 wish granter.

Video

Promo for Rusev.

Announce Segment

Cole runs through the opening of the show. To video of Orton kissing up to Steph and Trip.

In Ring Segment

Kane to the ring in a suit. He stomps out, climbs the stairs and into the ring.

Kane – I’ve been placed on one week leave. As DOO I accept the punishment. I acted of my own volition. I admit it was ill advised. The Authority had nothing to do with it, in fact o have been warned that…

Bryan’s music hits and he runs to the ring. Bryan slides in and all over Kane. Kane pushes him off and lands an solid right. Off comes the jacket and Kane set up for the chokeslam, but Bryan free and pulls down the ropes. Kane out. Flying goat. Bryan allover Kane with kicks, then a running drop kick sends Kane over the barricade. Bryan back into the ring and leads the “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” chants. The fans are all right there with him.

Commercial

Backstage Segment

Betty – I can’t tell you how much fun I’ve had tonight. I’ve not been around this many shirtless men in tiny trunks since… Last night. Thank you for making me feel so at home. So, let’s get to the main event!

Orton vs Cena

Cena out. On stage, off mic, “Yes, this defines our future, tonight!” To the ring to his normal mixed reaction.

They circle, lock up. Side headlock on Cena. Dueling chants for Cena. Cena pushes off. Orton runs the ropes over and under Cena and into a hip toss. Orton flees the ring to regroup. Orton in, Cena smirks. Chinlock on Orton on the mat though huge dueling chants. Into a headlock and Cena calls moves openly. Back and forth until another toss from Cena and Orton flees again. Orton regroups, then back into the ring. Orton kicks Cena and on him with blows to the head. Cena up with punches, whips Orton, then a bulldog for two.

Orton with an elbow to drop Cena, then Orton shows off a bit. Orton stomps Cena’s ankle, then kicks his knee. A stomp to the back of Cena’s head for two. Orton tucks his head to call moves, then Cena blocks and lands a suplex. Cena rushes Orton, but he moves and Cena shoulder first into the post. Orton stomps Cena and the fight spills outside. Cena’s face bounced off announce, which is back up. Cena back first onto the top of the barricade. Cena sent in to chants of, “You can’t wrestle!” Orton with forearms over Cena’s shoulder, then Orton poses.

Commercial

Orton stomps on Cena in a corner to mixed reaction that Orton tries to hush. Orton to Cena, but Cena slams Orton to the mat. Both slowly up and they exchange blows. Cena with a shoulder tackle, but Orton ducks the center and Cena flies. He ends up outside! Cena pulls himself up on the apron, then Cena is brought in the hard way as Orton hits a lovely suplex for two.

Headlock on Cena on the mat. “Daniel Bryan!” chants. Cena struggles to a knee as he squishes Cena’s face. Cena up, muscles free, then gets Orton up. Orton free and lands a sick DDT! Orton gets two for it and is openly shocked that he didn’t get three for it.

Orton stomps his way around Cena. Orton listens to the fans, but suddenly rolled up for two. Shoulder tackles from Cena, then slammed to the mat. 5 knuckle shuffle on Cena, but Orton fights back with a back breaker for two.

Cena to the apron, pulls himself up, and Orton sets up, but Cena reverses and sends Orton outside. Orton in, dives at Cena, lifted, but then free. Orton with his sick power slam on Cena for two. Cena on the apron, pulls himself up, but then his face bounced off the top buckle. Orton climbs and pulls Cena up. Cena muscles free and Orton knocked down, but then Cena limp up top and and Orton hits his DDT from up there! Orton is all riled up and smiling over his DDT. Orton pounds the mat. Cena up but trip Orton and locks on the STF! Orton struggles and reaches. Orton makes it to the ropes and the move is broken.

Big drop kick from Orton and both are down. Orton up 5, Cena still down and not moving. Orton points at the WrestleMania sign. Orton slowly backs away from Cena, sets up, but Cena avoids the punt. Orton manages an RKO out of that mess, but then Cena kicks out!

Orton is in shock and Cena is still down. Cena shakes his head, then bounces up and lands his AA for a long two. Orton sells as Cena asks the ref if it wasn’t three. Cena grabs Orton, back him into the corner, then set him up as Orton looks limp. Cena sets up an AA up there, but Orton suddenly fine and feet. Cena with his flying leg drop to the back of Orton’s head. Another AA and Cena gets the three.

Winner – Cena (20:45)

Video recap of the high points of the match. Cena poses and smiles to the fans, then salutes.

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

    Good luck tonight. I have to work so I won’t be around to chat tonight.

    • Danny Philippi

      NO! NO! NO! Seriously though, if you’re in a snow-affected area, you need the rest.

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

        I don’t have a choice. This week seems to be the week they decided I have to work this month. I work 10 PM to 6 AM when I work.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Take care Josh, especially if you have to go through ice or snow.

    • Xavier

      Take it easy bro

  • Danny Philippi

    Just got out of the shower. Hair still damp but made to begin the Open Thread with the rest of WNW Nation!

  • Jimmy

    I have a feeling it’s gonna be the post WM Raw to break the record, nothing that interesting happening before then.

    • Mike McCarthy

      We just broke the record 2 weeks ago!!

      • Jimmy

        But that was because everyone wanted to voice their disappointment in the Rumble PPV, that won’t happen again until everyone is back to voice their disappointment in Wrestlemania haha

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

          I don’t think you’re giving the WNW Nation enough credit.

          • Jimmy

            I think your right, but then again…. No Punk, we already know Bryan isn’t in the main event and the main event is Cena vs Orton lol still think we can do it?

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

            Anything is possible.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Nah… We’ll do it TONIGHT!!!

    • Danny Philippi

      This Raw has as much of a chance of breaking the ‘record’ as a African country medaling in the Winter Olympics.

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

    Hey everyone, ready for RAW?

    • Xavier

      Always

    • Danny Philippi

      Ready as anyone can be. With the Olympics on tape delay, Raw has a chance to improve its ratings. Hope that can convince NBC to sign WWE to a lengthy TV contract.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Ready, willing, and able!

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

        Good, I think I am. Not as sure as I was an hour ago, but still plugging along. I’m sure I’ll be fine when the show starts.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Take it easy, and if you need to tag out, I’ll give it a go.

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

            I will just go at my pace. It might be a bit more sparse tonight, but I can do it.

  • Xavier

    What’s good everyone

  • Jesse Sherwood

    So, tonight we will have a PPV caliber show with Randy Orton facing John Cena! Plus Betty White will be the guest host! Who’s pumped up?

    • Danny Philippi

      On a scale from 1 to 10, I’m about a 7.25.

  • Alex Gallardo

    Guess who’s back……….
    ME!

    • Jimmy

      Is it just me or do you have a new Miley Cyrus avatar for every Raw watch thread?

      • Alex Gallardo

        I always find a better one it seems.

    • Danny Philippi

      I guess you’re upset Miley didn’t win at the Grammy’s two weeks ago.

      • Alex Gallardo

        I don’t believe that she was nominated
        But that’s okay
        I think that the date for making nominations was in September
        So nothing but Wrecking Ball and We Can’t Stop could be nominated

  • The Breaker

    Hello all! Tonight… RAW is Rose! Oh yeah, and it’s the Road to WrestleMania or something like that…

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

    I’ve been looking forward to this Raw. Betty should be AWESOME!!!!!

    • Xavier

      Holy crap, I almost forgot she was on tonight. THis is going to be epic

  • Nostaljack

    I won’t be around tonight. Richard has sent me down to KFL (WNW’s developmental website.). I’m down there for seasoning and a new gimmick. I’m also not near a TV (developmental pays nothing and I needed another gig.). I’ll be called back up to the main website next week – likely re-packaged. Have fun tonight!

    • Xavier

      Lol aight bro. Take it easy

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

      Fantastic! You will be missed.

  • Jimmy

    Punkamania is running wild brother!!!!!

    • Danny Philippi

      Punkamania: 6/27/11 to 1/31/13.

  • Danny Philippi

    Anyone watched a lick of the Winter Olympics this past weekend?

    • Xavier

      NOPE

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

      That’s all I watched, when I was awake. Where I was only had a few channels, so it was skiing and curling for me.

    • Alex Gallardo

      Never have watched the Olympics
      Never will
      I spend too much time looking at a TV as it is.

    • Mike McCarthy

      Only good part of the Winter Olympics is hockey.

      • Danny Philippi

        Agree, but the Americans can’t seem to medal outside of the Winter Olympics in North America.

  • Andrew

    hello everyone.

    • Alex Gallardo

      Uhhhh, bye?
      Hi?
      I’M BAD AT MEETING NEW PEOPLE.

      • Andrew

        oh hah.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Hey Andrew!

      • Andrew

        im so ready for tonights raw! betty white should be pretty good!

  • Jimmy

    Whats the plans for Henry’s return? Is he going to be feuding or just returning to hype up Black History Month?

    • Mike McCarthy

      Think he’ll go back to teaming with Big E Langston.

      • Jimmy

        Another 6-man tag match i assume?

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

      Well, you know his thing for old white ladies…

      • Alex Gallardo

        PLEASE NO
        I DON’T WANT TO SEE AN OLD LADY GIVE BIRTH TO A HAND AGAIN
        KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF OF BETTY MARK

      • Jimmy

        LOL

      • Sandeep Agarwal

        hahaha

  • Mike McCarthy

    WWE App Update: Replay of interviews asking divas what match they’re looking forward to watching on the WWE Network. Bella on the left says Rock vs. Cena at Wrestlemania 29. Natalya says Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels in an Iron Man match at Wrestlemania 12. Bella on the right says Macho Man vs. Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania 5. Natalya says the match of her own that she’d like to relive is the tag team tables match at TLC 2010 with her and Beth Phoenix against Laycool. Left Bella says the Wrestlemania 25 “Miss Wrestlemania” battle royale match. Right Bella says her match at SummerSlam against Natalya. They all say the first PPV they’d watch is Wrestlemania 1.

    • Alex Gallardo

      I was waiting for you
      I’m glad you came
      And brought your app updates with you.

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

        You are in a silly mood tonight!

        • Alex Gallardo

          Silly?
          Where do ya get that?

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

            I wish I had you around this weekend to keep me smiling.

          • Alex Gallardo

            D’awwww!
            That’s sweet
            But we’re a little bit too far for that.

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

            Yes, but Jesse helped me and he’s even further away. It’s called the internet!

          • Alex Gallardo

            Truee……….
            It would just feel more personal if I was there in person.

  • Danny Philippi

    Betty White on Raw
    A uniquely pairing. YES!
    Vince slobbering – NO!

  • Alex Gallardo

    I wonder how Betty White will react when the crowd is screaming CM Punk and Yes at her.

    • The Breaker

      I could see a Punk chant breaking out, but I wish they wouldn’t do that while she’s out there.

      • Alex Gallardo

        Me too
        And it would really be bad if they booed her
        She seems too sweet for that.

        • The Breaker

          I doubt they’d go as far as booing her, but yeah she’s a treasure and it would be a shame for the fans to go all “hijack mode” during her segment.

          • Alex Gallardo

            So am I just supposed to stay stuck in Illinois?
            ANYTHING BUT ANOTHER WINTER.

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

      I think Betty would love a Yes! Yes! Yes! chant.

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

    Prediction: Mark Henry Attacks Big E for not Having his back against Lesnar beginning a Program with Big E that results in a Wrestlemania Match for the two with Big E going over.

    • Mike McCarthy

      LOVE IT

  • ron

    Hello everyone I am a long time reader with a few posts but I wanted to share this with people that would appreciate it. My 50 bday is sat. March 1 and WWE is going to be in my town, Jacksonville Florida for a live house show. My wife who hates wrestling (myself fan since 8-9 early 70s) brought us 2 front row VIP tickets. 1front row in section right where entrance and ring meet. Told her BEST B-DAY present ever

    • Alex Gallardo

      YOU ARE SO LUCKY
      I WISH I COULD GET A DEAL THAT GOOD
      AND I WISH I WOULD HAVE A BOYFRIEND
      AND THAT I LIVE IN FLORIDA
      I GUESS THAT’S WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE FOR
      SORRY FOR CAPS
      I’M NOT ANGRY AT YOU.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Very glad to hear that Ron! You have a great wife and I hope you enjoy the show!

  • Jimmy

    I vote for El Torito vs Hornswoggle at Elimination Chamber, winner to challenge Undertaker for the streak

  • Danny Philippi

    Wonder if WWE will announce the next Hall of Fame inductee tonight. If so, who do you want it to be?

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

      it will probably be the NWO.

      • Alex Gallardo

        4 LIFE!
        That would be dope!

    • Xavier

      Mr. T

    • Mike McCarthy

      Paul Bearer (he says for the millionth time)

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Paul Bearer. No one else before him.

      • Mike McCarthy

        I really hope, but I feel like they’re waiting to induct him with Undertaker.

    • Andrew

      paul bearer maybe lita

    • The Breaker

      Evolution… lol, no, I’m kidding.

      • Alex Gallardo

        Oh who to induct in the HOF……..
        There’s Sting
        Paul Bearer
        The NWO
        Evolution
        Wait a second
        STEPHANIE
        I HAVE AN IDEA

  • Mike McCarthy

    WWE App Update: We get a compilation video of superstars jumping off the cage. Cody Rhodes, John Morrison, Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, Jericho, Eddie Guerrero, Rey Mysterio, Jeff Hardy again, RIKISHI, Kane, Test, Shane McMahon, Mick Foley, Jimmy Snuka

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

    I don’t think Paul Bearer will be inducted this year.

    • Alex Gallardo

      Well that’s when we close down the HOF
      He needs to be inducted this year.

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

        He needs to be inducted along side The Undertaker. I believe taker has said he doesn’t want to be inducted while an active wrestler so unless this is for sure Taker’s last match I don’t see them inducting undertaker this year.

  • Danny Philippi

    Fun Fact: Los Angeles is one of two U.S. cities to host a Super Bowl, WrestleMania, and Olympic Games. Can you name the other U.S. city?

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

      I want to say Atlanta.

      • Andrew

        thats my guess

      • Danny Philippi

        You’re right Atlanta host the Super Bowl (’93,’00), WrestleMania (’11), and Olympics (Summer ’96)

    • Alex Gallardo

      Well that just made me want to move California even more than I already do.

      • Cubed56

        Other then San Diego, Cali sucks IMO

  • Cubed56

    Stoked! just found out that Undertaker, Hogan, Lesnar, and possibly HBK will be at Raw on Feb 24th in Green Bay, WI. I will be taking my 4 year old son to his first wwe event that night, and he gets to see some real living legends at his first show, don’t get any better then that.

    • Xavier

      Nice.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Hope the rumors are true then!

      • Xavier

        They are. I’ve read reports on several sites

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Sorry, but until I have confirmation from RG, I can’t believe it or confirm it myself.

          • Xavier

            Lol. Love the site loyalty

          • Jesse Sherwood

            It’s more than that. I am staff, so I can’t impugn the site’s integrity by confirming something that has yet to be by RG.

      • Cubed56

        they are, I talked to Dylan earlier today(aka Hornswoggle)

    • Alex Gallardo

      EVERYONE STAHP
      Now I feel even worse that I’m not going to Raw on March 3rd
      YOU PEOPLE ARE SO LUCKY.

  • Mike McCarthy

    All this Hall of Fame talk has got me thinking. Do you guys think that Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiasie Jr. (Legacy) have done enough to earn a HOF induction as a stable?

    • Xavier

      I’m gonna have to say no

    • Andrew

      nope

    • Alex Gallardo

      Ummm….
      no
      end of story.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Not even remotely. Legacy was a stable built out of convenience for Orton and was marginal in the grand scheme of WWE.

    • The Breaker

      I joked about Evolution being selected, and they were a much more memorable group than Legacy.

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

        That would just give Flair another ring!

        • The Breaker

          Haha true. And there are rumors about DX being inducted, which would mean two rings for Trip if Evolution went! And he would get a third for his solo induction!

        • Xavier

          He could use the money

    • Jimmy

      lol thats a good one

  • Ashlyn

    hey

    • Alex Gallardo

      HEY GURL.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Hey Ash! Glad to see you join us!

  • Danny Philippi

    Three minutes till SHOWTIME!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      3 Minute WARNING!!!

      • Danny Philippi

        R.I.P. Umaga

    • Alex Gallardo

      Wrong
      It’s 2 minutes
      You liar…..

  • Mike McCarthy

    WWE App Update: An episode of WWE’s Youtube series “30 Second Fury” which is a 30 second video compilation of finishers. This episode features John Cena’s Attitude Adjustment

  • ldb

    Can I get a Gong tonight?!

    • Alex Gallardo

      No
      I JUST KILLED YO VIBE.

    • Mike McCarthy

      I think that’s what Mark Henry’s return will turn into. Brock Lesnar takes out Henry again, Undertaker returns.

    • Ashlyn

      If I can replace Barrett

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

      I hope not either. She was quickly becoming one of the best workers in the Divas Division.

  • Alex Gallardo

    You know what you thought about when you heard Santa Baby
    You know…..

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And we open with Betty White!

  • Mike McCarthy

    jesus christ, starting with Betty White

    • Xavier

      They went to High School together

      • Mike McCarthy

        who?

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

          *watches it go over your head*

          • Xavier

            LMAO

          • Mike McCarthy

            still confused.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            He’s saying Betty is as old as Jesus.

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

            Betty is OLD. she went to high School with Jesus

          • Xavier

            Jesus & Betty White went to High School together

          • Mike McCarthy

            LMFAO I thought you were referring to Big Show, I got really confused.

  • The Breaker

    Betty White to kick things off!

  • Xavier

    I’ve gone in full mark out mode for Ms. Betty

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Had her Tron has her on the Wrecking Ball!

  • Danny Philippi

    Guess Betty found a huge supporter!

  • The Breaker

    She’s so adorable with Big Show accompanying her!

  • David Jr.

    Why can’t she come out to “Thank you for Being a Friend” one of the greatest TV theme songs ever.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      AMEN!

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

      My Guess. WWE doesn’t want to pay the royalties.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Awe! Show looks cute next to Betty!

  • The Breaker

    Betty White chants!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And here come HHH!

  • Danny Philippi

    Buzzkill cometh.

  • Xavier

    This is already one of the most interesting openings to RAW ever lol

  • Mike McCarthy

    just when you thought we weren’t gonna get a 20 minute HHH opener…

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Nice for HHH and Show to keep Kafabe there.

  • The Breaker

    They just wanted to bring Betty White out first to put the fans in a good mood for Trips.

  • Gesus Oliver

    I’m not exactly sure Betty White can handle a 20 min intro.

    • Xavier

      Agreed

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Sure she can! Just let her go Rose mode!

  • Alex Gallardo

    Alright
    So my computer just randomally shut down
    And now I’ve been forced to use this tiny Ipad with this tiny keyborad
    I’M DOING THIS FOR YOU WNW

  • Jimmy

    Has Mike Tyson been inducted into the HOF yet? I forget

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

      Yes. Class of 2012

      • Jimmy

        I thought so, thanks for that.

  • Gesus Oliver

    With Mark Henry set to make his return tonight, do you think Betty will harness her inner Blanch?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Or have had a talk with Mae Young years ago?

  • ldb

    they should have complimentary cheese with all randy’s wining

  • Danny Philippi

    Here comes a venomous snake… I mean here comes Randy orton.

  • Cubed56

    would love if Orton just dropped the mic there and RKO’d steph

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I’d just be happy if he dropped the mic!

      • Cubed56

        lol, to his credit I think hes gotten a lot better on the mic in the last couple months

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I agree, but still a far cry from how he was in 09.

  • Alex Gallardo

    This IPad is very hard to type on
    And my computer isn’t turning on
    And I have to watch Randy Orton
    This sucks

  • Jimmy

    Randy has been pretty much every type of heel in the book, Arrogant Heel, Dominant Heel and now Whiny Heel

    • The Breaker

      And they can’t decide which one to make him. It changes all the time.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Pathetic heel, sneaky heel, unpredictable heel, and anti heel!

  • The Breaker

    Does it seem to anyone else that they turned down the crowd volume?

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

      CM Punk Chant control method.

      • Xavier

        The Punk chants went nowhere, they we’re drowned out by Bryan chants

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

    Lately if it wasn’t for the crowd, these segments would be unwatchable.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Agreed TB. Orton has his bright moments, and there have been more of them lately, but the constant opening with the Authority or Orton is getting awful!

  • Danny Philippi

    LA crowd going ballistic. Like Kobe and Shaq!

  • The Breaker

    Orton should say he wants ice cream bars. lol

  • ldb

    rather see ortons face on a milk carton

  • Mike McCarthy

    Shout out to the kid in the crowd with Jeff Hardy face paint

    • Jimmy

      You know everyone has been saying that we haven’t seen a pop as loud as Bryan’s since Austin, but when Hardy reached the top of WWE his pop was pretty damn crazy

  • The Breaker

    That joke went over most of the kids’ heads!

  • stoney

    I think I heard CM Punk chants

  • Jesse Sherwood

    A LoR? Any other company would have fired him!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And now we get Suck-up Heel Orton!

  • Alex Gallardo

    I’m back on my computer
    FINALLY

  • Gesus Oliver

    Strongly worded letter? Is Stephanie part of the IWC now?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      LOL! She must be!

    • Alex Gallardo

      Maybe she’ll show up on WNW next!

  • Xavier

    Triple H’s big FU to the fans lol

  • Gesus Oliver

    Nice recall to a past storyline.. I like t.

    • Xavier

      Me too.

    • Alex Gallardo

      The letter t is pretty cool I suppose.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Agreed. They need to do this more often.

  • packerpf

    No cm punk, no db guess might be tuning out of the show tonight..

    • David Jr.

      If you think this is the last time we see Daniel Bryan, then you must have not been watching wrestling for a long time.

      • Xavier

        Or at all

      • packerpf

        what are you talking about? I said no cm punk no db guess tuning out for TONIGHT

        • Xavier

          CM Punk walked out on the company/fans. Be mad at him not the WWE

          • packerpf

            He walked out on the company because they dropped the ball his criticism is on point imo. That being said what remains is maybe an interference appearance by db ya not worth sticking around for 3 hours.

          • Xavier

            How exactly did they drop the ball on him?

          • packerpf

            His character, the tag team they could have done with DB, the debacle of bringing in Batista and putting him over all these hard workers, then not allowing punk to change up his character.

          • Jimmy

            Do you know how many superstars would kill to be in the position Punk was?

          • packerpf

            just because ppl would kill to be where he is doesn’t mean he should let his character and appeal die because wwe wants to do some lame storyline.

          • Jimmy

            He’s been the same character for years now, if anything it just got played out and Punk didn’t wanna use another gimmick aside from being himself

          • packerpf

            punk is the one who wanted to change up his gimmick wwe is the one who wouldn’t let it happen..

          • Jimmy

            He doesn’t even have a gimmick, he’s one of the only superstars who goes out there is can be himself.

          • Xavier

            Putting Punk & Bryan in a tag team together wouldn’t have moved neither of them further up the card. In fact that would hurt Bryan’s push more then anything at this point. Punk has had his run. He held the title for 435 freaking days for God’s sake (longest title reign in 25 years) and had feuds with The Rock, Undertaker, Brock Lesnar & The Shield. How is that dropping the ball. Change Punk’s character to what? Punk has all the freedom in the world to say what he wants on the mic.

          • packerpf

            Punk and Db could have ran all the way up to Elimination chamber and set up a great clash in the match and then the focus would go on wm. Yes he had a great run and then wanted to change the direction and keep things going good instead of just staying the same. Idk to what he was just showing disdain and had said he wanted a change..yes punk has freedoms and all these extra perks, but if he’s not content with the direction of his career/character because that’s what it is, and wwe won’t listen then he’s left to do what he needs. I hope he comes back and think he will, he was more burned out then anything probably.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Bryan will be back, but one has to wonder how the fans in the arena will react the rest of the night.

      • packerpf

        ya the fans have seemed to tune out sometimes and try to completely take over others, but it seems like a lot they just aren’t into it.

    • Alex Gallardo

      I’m sorry
      But I don’t really understand what you’re trying to say here.

      • packerpf

        no one worth watching tonight, another return by henry boring, maybe an appearance by lesnar/heyman..boring, another millionth match of orton and cena boring, and then throw in a lack luster 6 man tag match and a womans match and then maybe an appearance by the shield that’s about it..

        • Alex Gallardo

          Ah
          I can understand you a little more now.

        • Xavier

          Goodbye then

        • Jimmy

          LOL no worth watching just coz 2 guys aren’t there? Let’s just fire everyone besides Punk and Bryan then

          • packerpf

            No, just tonight is one of their lesser booked nights, giving us lots we’ve seen before and nothing big/new/exciting imo.

          • Xavier

            That’s that smark logic lol

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

          Don’t let the door hit you in your backside on your way out.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    So WWE is asking for the fans to hijack this show! At least it takes their attention off of CM Punk being gone.

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

      I think that’s really the plan.

      • Xavier

        Same here

    • Ashley

      Good, they should cheer for someone who shows up and works.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Agreed, but I also have a unique position on Punk that I am currently working on editing for our sister site.

        • Jimmy

          Jesse, it feels like we’d be lucky to even have Dolph participate in Wrestlemania let alone a full length match. I’m not impressed

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Ironically, Dolph is in my piece as well.

        • Ashley

          Well I look forward to seeing that, I am done with Punk. It was cool the first time he did it but now I am over it.

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

      Do you think they are doing these as a lead to Hogan’s return?

      • Alex Gallardo

        I’M ALREADY MARKING OUT FOR HIS RETURN
        HOGAN 4 LIFE.

  • The Breaker

    They’re giving Bryan the night off, which means he’ll probably be back later tonight!

  • Danny Philippi

    Triple H is a lot like Jim Buss, taking the most valuable franchise in their sports and driving off a cliff.

  • Xavier

    It’s pretty obvious now Bryan is getting the title within the next month or two now.

    • The Breaker

      I’ve heard they’re considering Batista vs. Orton vs. Bryan for the ‘Mania main event. I’d be okay with that!

      • Xavier

        I’m not a fan of Triple Threats but if it gets the belt on Bryan then I’m cool with it.

  • Gesus Oliver

    I wonder if anyone made signs that say “Raw is White” not realizing.

  • Xavier

    These 6 man tags never get old

  • ldb

    I would like to see a heel mysterio. Just sounds cool to me. Hail Rey the Heel!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Rey tried it in WCW. It lasted all of a month. He can’t make it believable.

      • ldb

        I missed that one. i m getting old

        • Alex Gallardo

          I still think that the 90s were ten years ago
          I’M ONLY 23

          • ldb

            They weren’t? Uh oh I that was ten years ago. I m 33 got a decade on you wiper snaper

          • Alex Gallardo

            Wiper snpaer
            I’m not sure how to take that
            Should I be flattered
            Or was that an insult?
            I’m clueless

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Whipper Snapper is what he meant, and he’s calling you young.

          • Alex Gallardo

            Good
            I cherish these times

        • Jesse Sherwood

          It was during the NWO splintering off. Rey ended up in the LWO and turned heel briefly.

    • Alex Gallardo

      no
      Some people are made to be faces
      Some are made to be heels
      Rey is made to be a babyface.

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

    Idea. After Orton/Batista is over Vince comes out and congratulates the winner then declares he has to immediately defend against “This Man” This Man turns out to be Daniel Bryan and he wins the WWE World Heavyweight championship and celebrates with the crowd and all the babyfaces.

    • Xavier

      Not really feeling that. It makes Bryan’s title win look tainted if he wins that way.

  • Andrew

    daniel bryan obviously will show up by the end of the night.

  • Danny Philippi

    I feel WWE is doing the Daniel Bryan night off storyline to test the WWE Universe’s patience before the WrestleMania storylines are written.

  • Mike McCarthy

    WWE App Update: some new person welcomes us (I constantly forget his name) he tells us Byron Saxton will be back later in the night, Titus O’Neil interrupts. He recaps what happened between him and Young. He asks if he thinks that’s a joke, he says Young attacking him was criminalistic. Interviewer interrupts and says that’s not a word. Titus says it is now and to get Webster on the phone. He interrupts again and says that they don’t have a hotline. Titus goes on to say that Young and his momma won’t forget what happens to him.

  • Danny Philippi

    DEP!

  • ron

    I think it is great and funny how they play the IWC and all of the fans by sitting Bryan for the week. It just gets everyone talking about the wwe and Bryan more and more and puts Bryan over even more. If anything you should realize this is GOOD for Bryan and the WWE it is NOT Burying him at all it is making him the #1 tweeted touted and talked about WWE performer. They know what they are doing and it is FAR FAR from burying him. Everything thing they do puts him more over. Don’t be a smark

    • Xavier

      Agreed

    • Cubed56

      well said

    • Andrew

      agree

    • Alex Gallardo

      Well to be fair….
      We are all smarks

      • Xavier

        Not me, I’m just a wrestling fan

        • Alex Gallardo

          But ya have taken the time to learn about the biz
          And join sites for hardcore fans
          Let’s put it this way
          There are good smarks
          And there are bad smarks.

          • Xavier

            I guess. I’m not a traditional smark in the sense though. I don’t hate John Cena and I don’t think every ROH guy ever to come to the WWE should get a push

          • Alex Gallardo

            You do have yourself some unique views on things in wrestling
            But you’re still one of us.
            WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.

          • Xavier

            Damnit! Lol

          • Jesse Sherwood

            *Drags Xavier into the Wyatt’s IWC cottage.*

          • Xavier

            LMAO

          • Cubed56

            lol, cmon bro just cause you don’t hate cena doesn’t mean your not a smark.

          • Xavier

            Well according to other smarks I’ve interacted with they say if you like & accept the guys that Vince pushes/created you’re not a “smart fan”. That’s what I’ve been told lol

          • Cubed56

            You and me both. I however consider us both to be smarks, the difference is we are educated smarks

          • Xavier

            I’ll take that lol

          • Jimmy

            Are we really gonna ignore the fact that you just said “educated smarks” hahahahah that is gold.

          • Cubed56

            Don’t ignore it, just pointing out the fact that Xavier and I know more then the casual fan

          • David Jr.

            I guess I’m like you, because I to don’t hate John Cena.

          • Jimmy

            I’m just on here because it gives me something to do during work when im not actually working, other than that i don’t come on here.

    • Mike McCarthy

      Slightly agree, this is good for Bryan but not WWE. Ratings have been very good the last few weeks and Bryan has a lot to do with it. SmackDown went over 3 million viewers last week, I don’t remember the last time that happened. This is gonna hurt viewership. Bad.

      • Jimmy

        I don’t think Bryan was the sole reason for SD’s numbers last week

        • Mike McCarthy

          Bryan definitely didn’t make the show, but the interest in Bryan is what’s drawing in fans.

    • The Breaker

      I think only one person here complained. But I do agree with the general point of your comment. They aren’t burying him by any means.

  • Xavier

    I heard The Wyatts are getting their entrance music played live at WrestleMania

    • The Breaker

      I heard the same thing. Can’t wait for that, it sounds awesome.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I hope so. It’s got to be better than the “Music” acts they’ve had the past few years.

      • Scooter

        I dont know man……Living Colour rocked the hell out of Cult of Personality for Punk vs Taker…….

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Yes, but that is the exception rather than the rule.

          • Scooter

            Haha good point!

    • Alex Gallardo

      I can’t wait to hear it
      I didn’t really like Flo Rida
      MGK
      Or any of those other artists they had on in the past.

  • Mike McCarthy

    Can’t guarantee I’m staying if Bryan really isn’t wrestling. The Anticipation of Orton vs. Cena LXXVI isn’t enough to keep me for 3 hours.

    • Alex Gallardo

      PLEASE MIKE
      AT LEAST HANG OUT WITH US
      WE’LL BE INTERESTING.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Don’t go! I’ll miss the app updates!

      • Mike McCarthy

        I definitely won’t be leaving now, but I’m going into tonight alright tired. I was actually hoping for a good Ziggler match because he always gets me going. We’ll see how the show goes.

        • Alex Gallardo

          YAY
          I like having you here

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I’m sure we will get that in hour 2.

          • Mike McCarthy

            That’s when he normally appears.

  • Danny Philippi

    Luke Harper’s clothesline = JBL’s Viagra.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      LOL!

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

    I’m off See ya next time.

    • Alex Gallardo

      See ya
      Have a good night.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Night Josh!

  • Danny Philippi

    Does anyone know if Brock Lesnar is advertised for tonight’s Raw? If so, great. If not, I will scream like my name’s Nancy.

    • ldb

      don’t you mean like brock lesnar?

      • Alex Gallardo

        Are you replying to yourself?
        Or is this commenting system being mean to me again?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          It’s the glitch again.

          • Alex Gallardo

            Oh Disqus……

        • Ashley

          It is the commenting system, I had to refresh to see he wasn’t talking to himself!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I’m not sure. One moment.

    • Cubed56

      no hes not

  • Andrew

    now that was coool!

  • Xavier

    Wow. Bray Wyatt

  • ldb

    That was a SICK sister abigail

    • Josh

      Agreed! Smoothest move Bray Wyatt has hit

  • The Breaker

    Don’t get me wrong, Mysterio is one of WWE’s all-time great performers, but his offense these days is so predictable. I know his body can’t take much, but he’s a shell of himself.

  • Danny Philippi

    Wyatt with the interception of the 619 and touchdown with the Sister Abigail spiking.

    • Xavier

      Lol nice

    • Jesse Sherwood

      That was a straight up Seahawks level massacre play!

  • Mike McCarthy

    Alright I’ve gotta say something now. People on here are getting upset at someone because they said “No cm punk, no db guess might be tuning out of the show tonight..” I feel the need to remind you guys, nobody NEEDS to watch television, it’s a luxury. If they feel that they won’t be entertained by watching for THREE HOURS then so be it, they have every right to tune out. You can’t attack someone because they don’t like the same amount of wrestlers as you do. It’s just ridiculous.

    • Jimmy

      Ok, but why do they need to announce it?

      • Mike McCarthy

        Who cares, why do people need to announce that they disagree? It’s all about perspective.

        • Jimmy

          and we provided our perspective back, so whats the problem?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Alright, lets drop it. neither of you are getting anywhere.

  • Danny Philippi

    Anyone still complaining about CM Punk’s absence, do it here so I don’t have to scroll down and click on the new comments.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Or how about this, lets just end the petty squabbling over the subject.

      • The Breaker

        YES! YES! YES!

      • Alex Gallardo

        Keeping it civil is the way to go
        Besides, if you need two comment threads for an argument
        You’ve been going at it for too long.

  • Alex Gallardo

    Now be honest
    As you may have heard
    A uh….. “Adult film” company asked Punk via Twitter if he wants to be in a “movie”
    Let’s say he does take up the offer
    Would you watch it?
    I know I would
    Even if he’s with a girl
    He’s hot.
    And there’s nothing wrong with him wanting to peruse other career options

  • Danny Philippi

    RadioShack is to Best Buy as TNA is to WWE.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      More like ROH.

  • Mike McCarthy

    WWE App Update: We are joined by Todd Phillips. He recaps the match and welcomes Santino & Emma. He mentions a dot com article about wrestlers who came in through the audience. He tells Emma that Santino was one. Emma didn’t know and Santino recaps his debut. and BREAKING NEWS: Santino will be facing Fandango tonight. Santino does some babble, and Todd asks Emma multiple questions to each she replied “ask Santino”

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Renee is with the Shield! This is the first formal interview I think they have had!

  • Xavier

    Am I the only here who feels that both Reigns & Rollins will be bigger stars then Ambrose?

    • The Breaker

      If Ambrose is used correctly. the sky’s the limit.

    • Cubed56

      I think they will all be good, Ambrose imo has the ability to be great heel, which I don’t think the other two can do.

  • Xavier

    Ambrose defending the title.Now this is MUST SEE tv

    • ldb

      And the New US Champ……Betty White

      • Xavier

        I can dig that

  • Ashley

    Some talk lately?! More like for 70 days or so…

    • Jimmy

      Probably even longer lol

      • Jesse Sherwood

        When he failed to defend it after a month, people started talking. Now after 3 months, people are just ticked.

  • The Breaker

    What if Reigns takes the title from Ambrose?

    • Xavier

      That would be interesting

  • Andrew

    finally i wonder who.

  • David Jr.

    Renee Young brings up Dean Ambrose not defending the title. She must visit the Open Threads.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Open challenge for the US Title? Who sees Reigns taking him up?

    • Jimmy

      Hope so

    • Andrew

      wouldnt mind that

  • Alex Gallardo

    I’m going to take a small break from this thread.
    See ya later.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    NAO turning into the APA? Hmmm…..

  • Xavier

    I’m gonna take a lot of hate for this but The New Age Outlaws have been about as interesting to watch as watching grass grow. It’s a crime that they have the titles and not the Usos

    • The Breaker

      Their work has been pretty subpar as well.

    • Ashley

      Blasphemy! Haha. I’m hoping for NAO vs Usos at WM with NAO passing the titles!

      • Xavier

        Lol. One can only hope

  • Danny Philippi

    The Outlaws have definitely hit every bingo parlor in the strip.

  • Mike McCarthy

    I have a feeling that Ambrose’s open challenge will be answered by Alexander Rusev.

    • Xavier

      Ziggler

      • Jesse Sherwood

        REIGNS!

      • The Breaker

        Maybe, but they already went down that road.

  • Mike McCarthy

    That Breaking Point match was a classic.

    • Xavier

      Nothing tops their match at Bragging Rights

      • Mike McCarthy

        Pretty hard to top an Iron Man match!!

  • ldb

    Sheamus +Christian = Great White Charisma

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Charisma Warriors!

      • Mike McCarthy

        Great White North!

        • David F.

          Great White Eh!

    • Jimmy

      Celtic Captains lol

  • Danny Philippi

    Santino and Emma taking their NXT act to the big top.

  • Mike McCarthy

    WWE App Update: Todd Phillips welcomes us, recaps The Shield promo. Brad Maddox is welcomed. He mentions the open challenge. Maddox says that he’s glad that there’s a champion that’s so WILLING to defend his title. Maddox has some BREAKING NEWS. He says that superstars will have to come to him and audition for the US Title match. He says they can find him either in his office or catering. Phillips asks if there’s a favorite. Maddox says there’s a lot of STROOONG contenders. Philips thanks him for stopping by. Maddox says let’s wrap it up. Phillips says they already did….

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I love Emma! And our own Brooks Oglesby was shown on NXT dancing to Emma’s theme once!

  • Danny Philippi

    Mrs. Newman, you can split so fine, your left foot is in Cali and your right foot is in Mexico.

  • The Breaker

    Here comes Miz again… where are they going with this?

  • Xavier

    What’s up with these Miz mini rants lol

    • Cubed56

      they are setting up an angle for him and ziggler, and also they are tiny shots at cm punk

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I can see it, but I could hope that it is so much more than that.

        • Cubed56

          more then the ziggler/miz thing, or more then just shots at punk

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Both. I want to see a true faction evolve from this. Barrett, Miz, Ziggler, and a couple of others in it.

    • Danny Philippi

      Watching the Miz acting like CM Punk is like watching the Knicks and expecting them to play like the Heat.

      • Xavier

        He’s not acting anything like CM Punk. Remember Miz was doing stuff like this back in 2009-2010 before Punk’s pipe bomb

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Miz is back complaining! Honestly, I can’t wait to see where this is heading. Maybe a dissatisfied Superstars faction? Maybe we are all getting worked by a lot of factors?

    • Xavier

      I truly believe if the Miz turned completely heel again and the WWE actually booked him correctly he could be a top heel again

      • David F.

        I will give Miz credit his ring work has improved since his WWE title reign

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I do too. He works the arrogant heel angle better than most.

        • Xavier

          Agreed. I enjoyed the hell out of his title reign. Miz is the true definition of a underdog. He was never suppose too make it to the top the way he did in 2010 let alone last more then a year or two on the roster

          • Jesse Sherwood

            JBL must be proud. All of that hazing didn’t go to waste.

          • Xavier

            Lol

      • The Breaker

        He stands a much better shot at getting over as a heel. He’s a lot more natural in that arrogant, bratty heel role.

    • The Breaker

      They should have Ziggler cut passionate promos on the tron about how he’s too good for the way WWE treats him instead of doing this whiny Miz stuff. That would get people’s attention!

  • Mike McCarthy

    I think these Miz rants are just them trying to fit him on the show in a way that’s even shorter than a match.

  • ldb

    I wish Mark Henry would get to have a grand reopening for the Hall of Pain

  • Danny Philippi

    Bryon Saxton, welcome to Raw. Please leave that ECW shtick behind.

  • David Jr.

    “One of the fewest superstars who starred in Hollywood and succeeded.” Sorry Miz, a direct to DVD from the company you work for and a ABC Family movie is not succeeding

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Hogan and Piper had better movie careers than that! Even Angle could be said to have!

  • The Breaker

    When is the last time Sheamus has cut a promo without talking about having a pint? lol

  • Danny Philippi

    Getting close to 400 comments and its before 9:00 EST.

  • Mike McCarthy

    WWE app update: We’re joined by TOM Phillips who’s with Xavier Woods who just met with Maddox. Woods says so far he’s been all fun and games but now he means business. He sees where the focus of The Shield lies, he says Ambrose is a distracted hound of justice. If you missed it before, Brad Maddox will be the one who decides who answers Ambrose’s open challenge.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      BAKA!!!

    • The Breaker

      So it’s going to be Woods? Meh…

      • Mike McCarthy

        No, we just know that Woods “tossed his name in the hat”

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Christian is looking really rough.

    • Ashley

      He is looking very yellow too. Not sure if that is bad spray tanning or liver issues

      • Jesse Sherwood

        That’s his spray tan. It always yellows on him.

        • Ashley

          Well he needs a different color put in the bottle or just get some sun as that is not flattering on him at all!

  • Danny Philippi

    JBL is on his B minus game tonight.

  • ldb

    maybe cesaro finally turns on swags here

    • Mike McCarthy

      and then there’s one heel in the chamber

  • Xavier

    Zeb makes fun of Sheamus & Christian for being non Americans meanwhile his faction has been carried by a non American. Sticking Cesaro in this faction was one of the dumbest ideas EVER

  • Danny Philippi

    I spotted a CM WHO? sign. It was small, though.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Swagger’s jacket says “Big Hoss”… Only big thing about him is his penchant to sabotage himself.

    • ldb

      Maybe he stole it from the Pawn shop

      • Mike McCarthy

        Maybe Tommy Chong left it at his house..

      • Jesse Sherwood

        LOL! Maybe it is a shot at Pawn Stars, considering they typically beat WWE in ratings.

  • Mike McCarthy

    Pretty nice “We The People” chant

  • Danny Philippi

    I bet WWE involves Sheamus in a big segment for the 3/17 Raw.

    • David Jr.

      Maybe he’ll drive Randy Orton, Steve Austin and Jake Roberts
      out of the building.

  • Xavier

    Most awkward top rope move ever lol

  • Danny Philippi

    Cesaro chants tonight. I guess PWG has infiltrated the crowd.

    • Cubed56

      fans want more for cesaro, they are also becoming sick of sheamus

      • The Breaker

        Sheamus just came back! He honestly doesn’t deserve the hate he gets. The guy is a beast in the ring.

        • Cubed56

          don’t matter that he just came back his character is exactly the same as when he left, it has been for god knows how long

          • The Breaker

            His character isn’t anything special but it’s certainly not dreadful like people make it out to be. I agree that he works a lot better as a heel but he has appeal as a face too.

          • David Jr.

            People are just gonna hate on him because he’s a “Triple H
            guy”

          • The Breaker

            Valid point.

          • Cubed56

            I agree, I never said I don’t like sheamus, he just hasn’t changed at all in awhile

        • K!NG

          Sheamus can have a good match with anyone on the roster.

  • The Breaker

    Cesaro has really gotten over despite being dragged down by Swagger. Imagine what he’ll be able to do on his own!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Tonight is proof that Cesaro is over. Separate him from Swagger already!

    • Andrew

      so agree!

    • Mike McCarthy

      I think that’s the plan, they’ve been hinting with Zeb slapping Swagger a few weeks ago, Swagger being put under in a Chamber qualifier and tonight Swagger was gonna start the match but Zeb told him to let Cesaro go.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        So Swagger turns face? NO!!!!

        • Mike McCarthy

          I think they’re definitely making a bad decision, but I think that decision will be Zeb turning face and ditching Swagger.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Maybe! I’d love to have Dutch as a face. He can cut a wicked promo either way!

        • K!NG

          swagger needs the face Change and Cesaro makes a great heel

  • Xavier

    Christian looks like he’s aged 10 years since last time he was on TV. WTH

  • ldb

    Someone tell Harper Swag stole the gator roll

    • K!NG

      Swagger has been doing that move since high school wrestling

  • Jesse Sherwood

    That stomp is so sick!!!

  • The Breaker

    Listen to that pop for the Cesaro Swing!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      WWE needs to turn him face NOW!!!

      • Ken

        I’m all in for a Cesaro face turn! YES! YES! YES! It’s become a bloody infectious as the Cesaro Swing!

  • Danny Philippi

    Cesaro’s big swing is liken to a discus throw.

  • Xavier

    I honestly didn’t think he was gonna beat the count. Good selling Christian

  • Xavier

    Sheamus/Cesaro would be a fun feud

    • The Breaker

      If they let them both go all out it’d be pretty brutal!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I’d love to see it make the main card, but I can see that being the Preshow match.

  • David Jr.

    I wonder if Sheamus wearing his Steel Sole Boot.

  • Xavier

    What a tag match. This has been great

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Goodnight Swagger!

  • Xavier

    That was a great tag match

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Agreed!

  • Danny Philippi

    Not even marijuana can wakn Swagger from that Brogue Kick.

  • Andrew

    What a match.

  • Mike McCarthy

    Awesome match.

  • Danny Philippi

    John Cena is like Oregon football. Many uniforms.

    • Xavier

      Lol

    • K!NG

      But cena can actually win a title

  • Stephen Cash

    I would love to see Cesaro turn face

    • David F.

      Cesaro looked more comfortable on mic tonight even with brief promo. Hopefully he will get chance to shine in the Chamber. At least some of Zeb’s mic skills have rubbed off on Cesaro

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Cesaro has had a chance to learn from one of the all time greats (Dutch Mantell) and a chance to grow on NXT thanks to his feud with Zayn.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Does anyone else see Cena losing tonight with this speech?

    • Xavier

      Lol yeah

    • Stephen Cash

      I have a bad feeling Orton will lose this week and next week….

  • Stephen Cash

    Ending to EC WWE Title match. DB goes for a diving headbutt off of a chamber pod, Orton jumps up and hits the RKO

  • Mike McCarthy

    It’s funny that the rumored winner of EC is Orton but he’s the only person I DON’T want to win.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    That was a pretty awesome promo by Cena! I wish we could get more like that from him. Short, sweet, to the point, but intense enough to capture your attention.

  • The Breaker

    Gotta love Cena’s new “Mutagen Ooze” colored ring gear, lol.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      TMNT reference! I approve!

      • Danny Philippi

        One thing that was based on the amount of coke snorted during the ’80′s.

      • The Breaker

        Speaking of which, that new movie looks dreadful. Why does Michael Bay insist on ruining my childhood?

        • Mike McCarthy

          You’re preaching to the choir my friend, BUT I’d rather see them in those killer graphics then in a cartoon on Nickelodeon.

          • The Breaker

            Nah dude that cartoon is actually pretty great. You’re missing out!

        • Ashley

          Agreed.

        • David Jr.

          It will be bad but make boat loads of money.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Because Bay can’t come up with anything original. So he has to steal from things he hopes will provide him with unfettered success.

        • Eddie Edwards

          How can it look dreadful if they haven’t even released a trailer yet?

          • The Breaker

            It “looks” dreadful based on the info/screens that have been released. You know what I meant.

          • Eddie Edwards

            Do you have a link for the screens? I have not seen them yet

          • Jesse Sherwood

            They’ve released screens of the Turtles, and it is gnarly looking.

  • Stephen Cash

    I have a bad feeling Orton will lose to every chamber opponent on Raw…

  • Danny Philippi

    I guess WWE is playing up to the big city crowd tonight.
    LA >Omaha

  • Mike McCarthy

    WWE App Update: Saxton’s back and he welcomes Ziggler. BREAKING NEWS Ziggler will be facing Alberto Del Rio next! He can’t stand the guy but he always brings out the best in him. He can’t wait to steal the show, he’ll lay out Del Rio and let Batista do what he wants with him. And then…US CHAMPIONSHIP OPEN CHALLENGE! He wants to be champion of the United States, he wants to be champion of the world. But let’s start with the United States. Tonight is the beginning…show….off!!!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Sounds good! But I wish they would book Ziggler in a position on the card he won’t lose in. ADR being in a feud with Batista promises a loss tonight from Zigglypuff.

      • Mike McCarthy

        As long as they give it time I’ll be satisfied.

  • Xavier

    The comments have really tapered off

    • Alex Gallardo

      good
      It’s better that way as far as I’m concerned.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      A bit, but we knew that would happen with the way they opened the show.

    • David Jr.

      They haven’t used Betty White to her full potential, so what’s
      the point in commenting.

  • The Breaker

    Zigglypuff! I choose you!

  • Andrew

    i sure hope dolph gets some type of push soon.

  • Danny Philippi

    Batista has one PPV match and he gets a main event of WrestleMania. At least The Rock had a storyline.

    • Mike McCarthy

      THANK YOU

    • Alex Gallardo

      While Bryan is still being held back even though he’s working his a$$ off every night for that crowd.
      No part time schedule
      And he is surely proving that he deserves a bigger push.

      • ron

        Batista is not working part time. He came back full time. And please stop with the give Brian everything. They are pushing him more then anyone. They are making sure he is what every one is talking about. That is a major push

      • Jimmy

        Orton has been wrestling just as much as Bryan

    • The Breaker

      I’ve said it before, and I know I’m not the only one. It makes no sense why WWE is booking Batista like he’s a big a star as The Rock. And the fans aren’t buying it!

    • Jimmy

      Batista is gonna be here longer than the Rock stayed.

  • James Larochelle

    “That’s what Batista is all about!” Yeah, one move is about all he’s good for.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      And that one isn’t even that great… Nice to have you James!

      • James Larochelle

        Thanks. I don’t post much since my computer is in a different room than my TV and typing on my phone is a pain.

  • ldb

    Just for Xavier:
    Cameron= The real Booty Babe

    • Xavier

      What a low blow

      • ldb

        I thought you were a cameron fan

        • Xavier

          Lol.

  • Kleck

    Looks like Ziggler was pissed that he wasn’t able to enter the ring and do his intro before Del Rio’s music started.

    • Kleck

      It was disrespectful and a less than 5 min match…c’mon!

  • Stephen Cash

    Every time I see JoMo, I feel the need to say I miss him, and he needs to come back

    • Alex Gallardo

      I loved his RR spots
      Too bad they know have Kofi do them
      HE ISN’T WORTHY.

    • Mike McCarthy

      HOW MUCH MONEY DO I NEED TO THROW IN VINCE MCMAHONS FACE BEFORE HE BRINGS HIM BACK!!!

      • Alex Gallardo

        STOP SCREAMING
        YOU’LL WAKE UP THE BABY.

  • Danny Philippi

    Ziggleypuff goes poof in pronto time.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And that my friends, is what we call a burial match.

    • Xavier

      Lol

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

      You’re being kind.

    • The Breaker

      Zigglypuff should use Sing, put all TPTB to sleep, and replace them with people that know how to use him correctly.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    BATISTA IN THE HOUSE!!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And he’s in ring gear!!!

  • Xavier

    By far Batista’s biggest pop since coming back

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And here comes ADR going down the commode!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    See ya ADR!

  • Mike McCarthy

    AMAZING

    • Jesse Sherwood

      This is one of the few times I will say I popped for Batista! DESTROY ADR each week, and I can love Batista!

  • Xavier

    Stuff like that was what got Batista over back in late 04

  • Danny Philippi

    And with that, there is no need for a Batista/ADR match at EC.

  • The Breaker

    It was a quick (and devastating) beatdown, and he looked good doing it. Props!

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

    Hey Batista looked good….for 30 seconds.

  • K!NG

    People can knock on Batista but atleast his willing to work with other talent unlike lesnar who only will work with a few people

  • Mike McCarthy

    I was really upset with the way they handled Batista’s return, but after this I can say we finally saw THE ANIMAL!

  • David Jr.

    What was with the red tape on Batista?

  • Alex Gallardo

    They finally made Batista look good tonight.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Bellas in Flight Attendant outfits… I like!!!

  • Danny Philippi

    Airlines certainly don’t have flight attendants like the Bellas anymore.

    • Mike McCarthy

      I was on a flight with a MALE flight attendant, I don’t know what happened to the world I once knew…

      • Alex Gallardo

        Nothing wrong with having a male flight attendant
        As long as he’s hot.

        • Mike McCarthy

          But that’s the worst part, HE WASN’T! He has a mustache!!! Mustache’s are so darn unattractive.

          • Alex Gallardo

            Ew.
            Now that’s quite the turnoff.

  • Xavier

    If WWE is planning on keeping Batista face for the foreseeable future and wants him to get decent sized pops then they gotta stick with stuff like what we just saw. That’s what got him over in the 1st place when he was still a heel in Evolution. Less talk on the mic and more heavy hitting beat downs

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

      I still don’t see him being able to do a good match at WM unless it’s a threeway or he improves his cardio significantly.

      • Xavier

        Batista has had plenty of good matches in the past. His cardio was never a issue before. It might be now though because of the long lay off but I’ll reserve my judgement until I see him in a 1 on 1 match

        • Jimmy

          If you recall the time he had off he was attempting MMA so if anything his cardio would be better than ever.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Yet he was severely winded in the Rumble after less than 10 minutes of action.

          • Xavier

            He trained in MMA very briefly and only had one fight. Npt sure that will factor in

          • Sandeep Agarwal

            I don’t think he trained that hard and that long for MMA. In fact, if you see his match you will find him really slow and kind of dead during the fight.

      • Jimmy

        If anything his cardio is probably better now since he attempted MMA before coming back to WWE.

  • Danny Philippi

    Place your bets now. Next WWE HOF inductee?

    • Alex Gallardo

      PAUL BEARER
      PLEASE

    • K!NG

      Michael Cole

      • Alex Gallardo

        VINTAGE.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It has to be Bearer. Or some old star like Danny Hodge.

    • ldb

      brayden walker

    • Andrew

      paul bearer.

    • Mike McCarthy

      Since I won’t get my hopes up for Paul Bearer, I’ll say they go with Vader, Boss Man, or Scott Hall

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I’d love to see Vader or Boss Man, but Hall I would want in only with NWO.

        • Xavier

          I’m going with Mr. T

    • David Jr.

      Cyndi Lauper.

  • Mike McCarthy

    They get your hopes up for a HoF inductee and then “we’ll be inducting Bob Barker into the celebrity wing!”

  • Tim

    So know we know how to plug a xbox in. How are we going to watch it. Because so far the wwe app on the xbox can only do one thing and that’s order a ppv if it’s happening. Maybe a update?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      They are going to do a separate app on there, I believe.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    HHH, it has been a publicly traded company since before he debuted!

  • Chris

    TV was on low volume, did Batista get a decent pop for the save on Ziggler?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      A good one for once!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    LITA!!!

  • Xavier

    Lita!

  • K!NG

    LITA

  • The Breaker

    LITA!!

  • Mike McCarthy

    LITA

  • Andrew

    LITA!!

  • Ashley

    Lita, Yes!!!!!!

  • Stephen Cash

    Lita deserves this. This class is so stacked!!!!

  • Alex Gallardo

    LITA
    I LOVE HER

  • Mike McCarthy

    Definitely well deserved.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Now this I can fully support for the HoF!

  • David Jr.

    Lita. (Ok I only did it because everyone else did.)

  • K!NG

    trish vs lita on monday night raws main event was the top moment for the women’s diva’s

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Amen!

    • Sandeep Agarwal

      I saw that match few days ago on WWE Vintage. That was just jaw dropping. Still can’t forget Lita diving outside on Trish through the ropes and almost breaking her neck and those hard hitting moves they used!! I wish we could see the same kind of stuff again from the divas.

  • Alex Gallardo

    They have to have Trish induct her.

    • David Jr.

      Matt Hardy, oh wait.

    • David Jr.

      What about Essa Rios?

      • Xavier

        LMAO

    • Xavier

      Agreed

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Or Edge, since WWE and the Hardys aren’t on good terms.

    • Sandeep Agarwal

      What about Kane?. They were married for some time and Lita was pregnant with his child lol.

  • Danny Philippi

    Trailblazer. Pioneer. Bad Ass Chick. HOFer.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Love her theme!

  • Xavier

    People tend to forget that Lita was the one who started the new wave of wrestling for all the divas that came after 99, not Trish. Her cheating on Matt Hardy really damaged her rep

  • Mike McCarthy

    ….wait……what…..

  • The Breaker

    The NAO are drugging Betty White? WTF…

    • Ashley

      Not drugging, just a laxative of sorts

      • The Breaker

        Eh, similar enough. It’s still strange!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Mr. Ass is going to become Mr. Ass Blast!!!

    • The Breaker

      Couldn’t have said it better myself!

  • Mike McCarthy

    ……………wait……………….what……………….

    • Alex Gallardo

      Why is Betty White drugging the NAO?
      I don’t want to see what happens next.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Visene in the tea. A drop is enough to cause explosive diarrhea.

      • Alex Gallardo

        OH
        I thought she was drugging them.
        This is much more PG.

  • Stephen Cash

    Lita is the best female wwe wrestler in history over Trish, and her and trish should have gone in the same year

    • Xavier

      Alundra Blayze was better lol

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Medusa was the start of the revolution, in my opinion. She was the first truly strong women’s wrestler of the time, and made it fun for me to watch in the early 90′s.

        • Mike McCarthy

          What revolution are you guys talking about…….Because when I think of a Divas revolution I think of Jillian leading the way for divas to sing & dance. Without Jillian we wouldn’t have greats like Summer Rae and the Funkadactyls!!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            *DDTs Mike into a flaming table*

        • Xavier

          Her throwing that title in the trash can was a very notable moment in the Monday Night Wars as well

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Aye, but her wrestling as Alundra Blayze in WWE gave me a profound respect for women’s wrestling. She set the bar that Trish and Lita had to, and did, surpass.

  • Danny Philippi

    Betty has been around more blocks than Moses split seas.

  • BlazeKing

    Looking at that HOF picture made me realize that Macho Man being in there would be the icing on the cake.

    I would mark so hard….

    • Xavier

      With Warrior, Roberts, Lita and probably Paul Bearer they’ll probably save him for another year

      • BlazeKing

        It’s such a perfect time to do it now and sell tons of HOF tickets just from that!

  • Mike McCarthy

    WWE App Update: Saxton welcomes us and he talks about the Be A Star Campaign. He then welcomes the Bella Twins who visited a High School earlier. They talk about their visit. They’ll be teaming up with Cameron later on tonight for a six diva tag team match.

  • K!NG

    I really hope they induct Scott hall, He is one of the longest Reigning IC champs of all time plus his ladder matches where legendary.

    • Jimmy

      What about the Honky Tonk man

      • Jesse Sherwood

        HTM can get stuffed!

        • Jimmy

          Lol

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Persona reference if anyone caught it!

  • ldb

    I hope Billy Sharts

  • Mike McCarthy

    ……please tell me we’re not about to see a grown man crap his pants…

  • David F.

    AJ v Lita for Divas Champ with Punk as ref

    • Alex Gallardo

      LOL!

      • David F

        It should be no holds barred too and Joey Styles would say Catfight! Catfight!! WWE book this match for WM 30

        • Jimmy

          Man i miss Joey Styles

          • Jesse Sherwood

            As do I. One of the few men to ever grace commentary that could make ANYONE believable as a threat to a champion and get them over.

          • Jimmy

            Plus he had one of the most epic rants in wrestling history.

  • The Breaker

    Love JBL asking the NAO about offering protection without telling Ron about it! APA reference!

  • Danny Philippi

    I hope NAO are dropping the titles to the Uso’s

    • K!NG

      hopefully rikishi is in there corner

    • Xavier

      Me too. Because the Outlaws have no business with the titles. Their act is so dated at this point and they can’t really wrestle anymore

      • Jimmy

        They’re good for house shows and occasional show-ups but to hold the tag titles is abit much i agree

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Randy Savage chant!

    • The Breaker

      Interesting that they went to that instead of Goldberg!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Speak of the devil!

        • The Breaker

          Spoke too soon! They weren’t as loud though.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      And I see why the Savage chant came up. Fan near the ramp dressed as him.

      • The Breaker

        Ah, I didn’t see that. It makes more sense now. Though, people have chanted his name based on a random whim many a time before.

  • K!NG

    Goldberg was over rated, William regal and Jericho proved it.

    • BlazeKing

      It’s funny because Ryback does a lot more than Goldberg ever did but yet, *he* gets the Goldberg chants. That’s messed up!

      • K1NG

        Ryback is alot better in the ring then goldberg. He isnt a chain wrestler but he hold his own.

      • Jimmy

        We live in a generation where everyone needs to be compared to those previous to them, no one is aloud to create their own legacy anymore.

        • Snap

          I don’t necessarily think the chants are a direct comparison to Goldberg, rather the superficial similarities at the time of his debut with the whole “feed me more” thing being significantly similar to Goldberg’s “Who’s next?”

  • Ashley

    Wow, that was impressive

  • Mike McCarthy

    “WE’RE NOT MEETING THEM BY THE MONKEY BARS!!!”

  • Andrew

    nice!!

  • David Jr.

    Usos vs. NAO, should it be at Elimination Chamber or Wrestlemania?

  • Danny Philippi

    The Uso’s are the Xfinity to NAO’s AOL.

  • BlazeKing

    Now we all know why Billy has those lips on his tights, lol.

  • Mike McCarthy

    PLACE YOUR BETS! US TITLE MATCH

    • Andrew

      rvd

    • ldb

      Stingger

    • BlazeKing

      Samual Shaw.

      O_O

      • Danny Philippi

        I watch TNA. Who the $#@! is Sam Shaw?

        • BlazeKing

          Somebody (mod) has to approve the link to the vid TNA put up with Sam in it for you the get the context of the “O_O”

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Alright. I’m on it!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Youtube vids are ok. I don’t know what was hanging it up…

        • BlazeKing
    • David Jr.

      I won the bet..

  • ldb

    is that a superstar cut out of alex riley with ambrose

  • Stephen Cash

    JoMo returns to take the US title!!!

  • Xavier

    The Outlawz on TV is just flat out embarrassing at this point. Am I the only one seeing this

    • Mike McCarthy

      No, no you are not.

    • K!NG

      This is where the one more match chants get us

    • The Breaker

      It was a dumb joke. No one laughed besides the announcers.

  • David Jr.

    Mark Henry accepts the challenge, then we get Big E Langston
    vs. Mark Henry in a unification match.

    • The Breaker

      Never thought of that. Could be Henry.

  • Stephen Cash

    JoMo was a joke… I’m saying RVD

  • Mike McCarthy

    WWE App Update: Byron Saxton recaps the last match. He talks about the Open Challenge and welcomes Brad Maddox. He asks him who he selects to face Dean Ambrose, Billy Gunn runs through yelling WHERE’S THE BATHROOM, Road Dogg apologizes. Maddox says he’s made his decision and Billy Gunn runs through and Road Dogg yells THE BATHROOM’S THAT WAY! Maddox again said he’s made his decision, but he won’t tell us. Saxton asks for a hint. Maddox says he works for this company.

  • Xavier

    Who’s he defending against? Will it be Reigns

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Sierra
    Hotel
    India
    Echo
    Lima
    Delta
    SHIELD!!!

    • Danny Philppi

      Long Time Jess.

  • Stephen Cash

    Seriously though if JoMo returns ever…. I will mark out like none other and Mike might join me?

    • Mike McCarthy

      I’ll join but when Scotty Too Hotty did the worm last month I was jumping up and down screaming. I don’t know if I can pass that level again.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I still call Reigns!

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

      Maybe Reigns will cost him the title?

  • Stephen Cash

    We all now the Wyatts will cost him if its a serious challenger

  • Stephen Cash

    boo

  • Xavier

    Somebody on here earlier called Mark Henry. Good call

    • Jimmy

      Someone also called Henry vs Big E for WM, which might be the case if Henry wins the US title and then they wanna combine them at WM

  • K!NG

    give the man a title!!

  • Stephen Cash

    I say ambrose should go over here

  • Mike McCarthy

    Either Henry wins it or Lesnar attacks & Undertaker returns.

    • Stephen Cash

      Wyatts?

    • Chris

      Taker’s not due back till after EC from what I’ve read

      • Mike McCarthy

        Well when you think about it, he’s not gonna wrestle before WrestleMania anyway, so no harm done.

  • Andrew

    maybe he loses due to wyatts distraction

  • Xavier

    Mark Henry looks 10x more menacing with the shaved head

    • Jimmy

      That’s because it’s not Mark Henry, Kimbo Slice just gained some pounds

      • Xavier

        Lol

      • Xavier

        Lol..

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Rick Ross became menacing!

        • Jimmy

          Lol that was gonna be my next one

        • Xavier

          Mayback Music

        • Jimmy

          And Big E is secretly Kendrick Lamar on roids

  • Mike McCarthy

    I’ve changed my mind, I don’t think Taker returns, when he does they’ll make sure it moves the needle. Him returning during a US Championship match is a bad idea.

  • Danny Philippi

    Sorry guys, this match is BORING!

    • James Larochelle

      I don’t see how they felt Mark Henry was the best opponent for the first US title defense in ages.

      • Danny Philippi

        It is like booking Khali an Big Show for the Tag Belts.

      • Jimmy

        Black History Month

        • James Larochelle

          I’d pick R-Truth, Xavier Woods or Kofi before Henry…

  • James Larochelle

    Commentary is really detracting from this match…

  • The Breaker

    A lot more people are into Henry as a heel. No idea why they turned him face again after losing to Cena. Remember that amazing “retirement” speech? It really feels like they failed to capitalize on how memorable that all was.

    • Jimmy

      Great segment, but never really found his ring work that good

      • The Breaker

        He’s obviously limited, but I think he can still do his part and put on a great match with the right opponent.

  • BlazeKing

    Can’t wait until the Network arrives so the flow of the match isn’t interrupted by breaks. Seth just got on the mic and said “CM who?! That’s Dean Ambrose right there! He’s the man all the ladies wanna be with!!!”

    • Jesse Sherwood

      YES!

  • Hayden Tyler

    I have missed most of the show but heard that Lita is the next inductee into the HoF and i just marked out like crazy for my favorite WWE diva.

  • Mike McCarthy

    For those who haven’t realized, I’ve deteriorated from covering App Updates during matches. It’s very stressful and I’m not very good at it. My goal was to monitor it and mention if something noteworthy happened. During this App break Rollins got on the mic and started putting over Ambrose.

    • BlazeKing

      I stream the feed over on ustream. It’s just tend to direct my friends to with so they can watch it on the bigger computer screen while they have Raw on the TV. I suck at live-reporting, lol.

      (Too many sentences starting with “I” for example)

  • Danny Philippi

    DQ? Really?

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Spear!

    • Hayden Tyler

      i called it before it happened.

  • Mike McCarthy

    ….that’s it?

    • Mike McCarthy

      oh, thank god

    • Ashley

      Nope

  • Xavier

    I read a article earlier today that said many WWE officials feel that Reigns can one day be the guy who replaces Cena as “the guy”. You guys agree or disagree with that assessment

    • Jimmy

      I think he has what it takes, he should get some pointers from the Rock about being more charismatic on the mic though

    • Mike McCarthy

      Something like that isn’t predictable. If I could tell you then I’d probably have a job with WWE right now.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      With some mic work, I could see him being the next major franchise player. “The GUY” though… I think WWE already has that in Bryan.

      • Jimmy

        Mark my words right now, Titus O’Neil will be one of the best things to come to the company in the future.

        • Xavier

          I hope so. I really like Titus. He still has a lot to prove though

          • Jimmy

            Ring work can always be improved, but his charisma just screams of championship material.

      • Xavier

        Bryan is clearly the guy who has been closest to replacing Cena since Cena has been the guy. Now it’s just a matter of WWE giving him a 7-8 month title reign and a year of being the main event on house shows etc etc to finally prove it or not.

        • Jimmy

          I’ve always considered “the face” someone that doesn’t need the title to be in that position that’s why Cena does it the best, you’re right, it does seem like Bryan is up next but he has some work to do.

          • ron

            Exactly some guys don’t need a title to be “the guy” Jake Roberts is a perfect example

          • Xavier

            Yeah, it also comes down to Bryan if he can fill the void that Cena would leave behind like all the media appearances, charity stuff, interviews, WWE filming etc etc. Being that guy and always being in the public eye while still traveling and working all the house shows, TV recordings is a lot easier said then done. Most claim to wanna be the guy but in reality most couldn’t handle the workload & responsibility that comes with being the guy

          • Jimmy

            Theres a big responsibility that comes with being the face, especially attitude wise, that’s why Punk would never be able to fulfill that role as much as he wanted to.

    • Mike McCarthy

      John Morrison had it, WWE held him back. He was over huge in all three of his WWE Championship matches.

      • Xavier

        I’m gonna have to disagree with you there about Morrison

      • Jesse Sherwood

        But his issue was a lack of charisma on the mic. He was very 2D there unless he started showing a ton of anger.

        • Xavier

          I always felt Morrison was a glorified spot monkey. He was great in that role but I don’t think Morrison comes close. Jeff Hardy however had a shot but he couldn’t get out of his own way

          • Mike McCarthy

            I agree Hardy was more over but Morrison had the look and he definitely was a spot monkey. But like him or not he was very over with the crowd 2010-early 2011. He wasn’t over his entire time with WWE.

    • The Breaker

      Way too early for a ruling on that.

  • Danny Philippi

    DEP!

  • James Larochelle

    The US title defense was booked as an opportunity to make Reigns look good?

  • Hayden Tyler

    There here!!!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wyatts! Business is about to pick up!

    • Hayden Tyler

      I am a fan of this feud.

  • Xavier

    Nice, finally some more in ring interaction between the factions

  • Xavier

    Fans are into this big time

  • Andrew

    yes!!!

  • Xavier

    Lol for a segment that featured no fighting that was still very well done

  • Jesse Sherwood

    This match alone has me ordering EC. I could care less about the rest of the card. This, however, gives me dreams of sick spots and awesome storytelling in the ring!

    • Hayden Tyler

      I wanna see it for the chamber matches and this just signs the dotted line to watch it.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Anyone else notice how they prominently feature Evan Bourne in that WWE Network commercial?

    • Hayden Tyler

      He is due back at any time and wants to be back.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        He’s been cleared since SummerSlam, but WWE has had nothing for him. He’s currently training at the WWEPC.

        • Mike McCarthy

          If they really wanted to he could’ve been back on NXT. I think he’s done.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            As do I. He puts on quite a show, but he is too risky to put back on the main roster. No telling when he will get strike 3.

    • ldb

      I also see hogan and sting on those

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Aye. But it is hard to talk about past material and not include them.

        • Jimmy

          Hey Jesse, what was the name of the scottish tag team on Raw from around 2005ish to 2007ish? They wore kilts while wrestling, im curious to know because they look alot like Luke Harper and Eric Rowan

          • Ashley

            The Highlanders?

          • Jimmy

            That’s the one. Thank you

          • Jesse Sherwood

            The Highlanders.

          • Jimmy

            are they the same people though? even one of them?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Nope. Rowan was from Japan before WWE, and Harper was well known thanks to CHIKARA, ROH, and Dragon Gate as Brody Lee.

          • Jimmy

            Ah ok, just making sure because from what i remember they look similar

  • Avalanchian

    Wyatts need to attack Cena in his match against Orton. Then the Shield can make the save for a 4 man event on next Raw

  • Mike McCarthy

    WWE App Update: Saxton recaps the last segment. He talks about Naomi’s injury, SOMEWHAT BREAKING NEWS a catscan showed that she fractured her eye socket. He welcomes Cameron. She says she’s so highly positive. She plans on holding it down for her and wishes her a well recovery. SOMEWHAT MORE DISAPPOINTING BREAKING NEWS the opponents of Cameron and the Bella Twins are AJ Lee, Alicia Fox and Aksana. And that match is next.

    • ldb

      its okay entrances will take longer than the match

  • Cubed56

    That segment between the Wyatts and Shield justifies everything i said about it needing to be a WM match, its a big time fight with all the big fight feel and hype, it deserves to be on the biggest stage

    • David F.

      how long do you give Wyatts lasting as faction after WM 30?

      • Mike McCarthy

        A lot longer

        • David F.

          I agree with you both but it will be interesting to see how fresh Wyatts can be around WM 31

      • Cubed56

        Honestly i think for at least another year after WM

      • ron

        They Wyatts will be together a lot longer then the Shield because their Gimmick is better with them together

  • Taylor

    Mr. Wrestlemania DVD looks legit!

  • David F.

    Too bad Shield and Wyatts wont face off at Wrestlemania if Bray v Cena is lock. I would gladly see rematch of this

    • Cubed56

      I think something screwy may happen at EC, allowing the rematch at WM, with the losers disbanding, at least thats what id like to see

      • David F.

        I just hope this feud lasts longer than EC. Bray is just not ready yet to face Cena one on one. I want see him in ring more

        • Cubed56

          He showed he can go against DB, but i agree with the feud going on longer, do u really see bray going over cena at WM, i sure dont

          • David F.

            No I dont which just doesnt make sense if WWE wants continue build Bray looking strong. DB can make a lot of of roster look good. Im not sold on Bray just yet but he is being booked well so far

  • David Jr.

    Being from Michigan, Bobo Brazil is a legend here.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      And he should have been the first African American World Champion, IMO.

      • Xavier

        He was I believe

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Ron Simmons is credited with it.

          • Xavier

            True, but I believe that Bobo did in fact win it way before Simmons.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            He won a lot of regional World Titles, but never a major promotion’s. There was an incident where he technically did, but it was Dusty finished so it never happened. Ron was the first Major World Champion.

          • Xavier

            He beat Buddy Rogers for the NWA World Title but it wasn’t recognized by the NWA for whatever reason which is a crime in itself.

      • David Jr.

        When Senior Citizens find out I’m a wrestling fan, they love to tell me stories about Bobo Brazil, Dick the Bruiser and Shiek. All big names in the Detroit in the 60s and 70s.

    • ron

      Agree a real legend

    • ron

      First live wrestling match my dad took me to was around 1970 and the match I still remember was Bobo Brazil against Classy Freddy Blassie, Great Memory

      • Jesse Sherwood

        My first one was Jerry Lawler vs. The Master of Pain (Undertaker) for the USWA Southern Heavyweight Championship, which Taker won that night.

        • ron

          That would make a good article on wwenews. A list or writeup of some of the readers earliest memories of wrestling matches. Another that sticks in my head as a very early memory is High Chief Peter Mavia (sp) can’t remember his tag partner because he stole the show and he is all I can remember against Johnny Berran and Magficicant Maurrice. They were heels that would come out in black top hats, canes and tux coats. Does anyone remember them??? Again around 1970-71

        • Scooter

          I remember my first show! Caesar Rodney HS gymnasium. (It was a benefit show WWF agreed to do). I was front row! Taker vs Diesel in a casket match, 123 Kidd vs Jeff Jarrett, Bret Hart vs Razor and Im having a hard time remembering the rest of the card cause I was around 7 years old. The one memory I do have and remember like it was yesterday was meeting Taker and Paul Bearer after the show. Just happened to walk by the locker room as they were walking out. Bill Moody didnt miss a beat staying in character getting me to come up to Taker. Taker gives me that cold stare (while i still have my foam tombstone on my hand) then smiled, patted me on the head, saying “nice to meet you.”

  • Taylor

    I wish we could get a bra and panties match for old time sake

    • Jimmy

      #PGera

    • The Breaker

      With Brock Lesnar as one of the participants. I hear he’s really good at those. (A reference to the commercial for WWE Smackdown!: Here Comes The Pain for PS2, for those that don’t get it.)

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Anyone else think Aksana shouldn’t be anywhere close to a ring after last week?

    • ldb

      ill give that an amen

    • The Breaker

      I wholeheartedly agree! We give Eva Marie a lot of flack but how long has Aksana been on the big roster? That was a disgusting display of carelessness. No excuses!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Any injury that careless, especially now that we know it required surgery, should have resulted in her being pulled from TV.

        • James Larochelle

          Swagger didn’t get pulled for his careless kick.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            And I have been VERY vocal about that. He should have, including the arrest before, been fired in my opinion.

          • James Larochelle

            I agree. They just haven’t shown much in the way of disciplinarian action for carelessness.

        • BlazeKing

          I didn’t even watch the match last week. What happened?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            She dropped a knee right into Naomi’s eye.

    • Andrew

      no doubt about that.

  • ldb

    epic botch

    • Taylor

      Face plant lol

  • Danny Philippi

    Commentating > Diva’s Six Man Tag.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Bella got bleeped!

  • Mike McCarthy

    I hope Aksana fell extra hard on her head….

  • Mr.V

    Divas wrestling is terrible

  • Taylor

    Would be nice to see lita have one more match at mania. Forgot how good she was after seeing that highlight reel

  • Danny Philippi

    In my opinion, Cena is a top ten WWE superstar while Orton is not even in the top 20.

    • David Jr.

      John Cena is a top 5 WWE Superstar.

      • Jimmy

        until he leaves, Cena will always be considered #1 whether people like it or not.

        • David Jr.

          Oh I mean he’s a top 5 WWE Superstar, all time. If you make a list of the greatest WWE Superstars, John Cena is in the top 5.

          • Jimmy

            Oh ok my bad, i thought you mean a list of the superstars right now

  • David Jr.

    Did the tale of the tape, say Randy Orton is a 3 time World Heavyweight Champion?

    • Ashley

      yes

      • David Jr.

        He’s a 4 time, though.
        1. From Benoit at Summer Slam.
        2. From Christian on Smackdown.
        3. From Christian at Summer Slam.
        4. From John Cena at TLC.

        • Ashley

          The last one is probably considered separately since it is a unified title

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Aye, it is.

          • David Jr.

            On WWE.com, they have him listed as a 4 time champion.

    • Stephen Cash

      he is

  • ldb

    everyone have a good evening. before I go raw main event will end with interfernece Dbry will be there and the EC contestants will brawl , …and throw Kane in there somewhere. Cena vs Orton=F U Viper

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Night!

    • Jimmy

      Bit early for a brawl, that usually happens on the last raw before the PPV

  • Danny Philippi

    I must break you!

  • Ashley

    Wow, 400 wishes granted. That is just amazing.

  • Mike McCarthy

    Trip: “This escort for Rusev is just terrible, we should look for a new mouthpiece for him.”
    Vince: *thinking to himself* (….if he doesn’t speak english, who else could we pair him with…) “I’VE GOT IT! Get Zeb on the phone ASAP!”

    • Jimmy

      It’s funny because his current mouthpiece can barely speak English as well lol

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Yes, but she is Russian! That excuses everything!

        • Jimmy

          Lol i think they’re trying to recreate Aksana and Cesaro and hope that Rusev ends up being as good as Cesaro.

  • Xavier

    Bryan laying the hammer down on Kane

  • The Breaker

    So… no chance they’ll hug it out?

  • Mike McCarthy

    Forgot to post it
    WWE App Update: Saxton congratulates Cameron and the Bellas. He talks about the Chamber match and an episode of the Youtube series WWE Top 10 airs. It’s top ten chamber moments. This was last commercial break

  • Danny Philippi

    I don’t mind Kane v. Daniel Bryan but only has a way to get a match v. Triple H or to get into Orton v. Batista, making it a triple threat match.

  • Mike McCarthy

    WWE App Update: Saxton says they’re going to take an inside look at the Cena/Orton rivalry. He reminds that the matches we’ll see can all be viewed on the WWE Network. A replay of the final 20 seconds of the TLC unification match. And a replay of the final 20 seconds of their match at Royal Rumble.

  • The Breaker

    Doesn’t look like a record tonight. :(

    • Jimmy

      I called it from the beginning

      • The Breaker

        Don’t be such a downer, haha.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      No, but we should hit 1000 tonight. 3 weeks in a row is pretty nice!

      • The Breaker

        We’d still have to hit a little surge for that!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I’m sure we will.

  • James Larochelle

    I am super psyched to see Cesaro getting a push.

  • The Breaker

    I think Orton has to win in order to make up for losing clean last week.

  • Andrew

    i personally cant wait to see cesaro turn face.

  • Jimmy

    Where’s The Miz?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      In the back sulking about his new “Random Complaining” gimmick.

      • Jimmy

        Then why haven’t we seen Bad News Barrett to address it? Lol

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Apparently, WWE wrote off Barrett last week. At least that is how I took King’s comments.

          • Jimmy

            Really? Hmm i wonder why

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I kind of hope this between Ziggler, Barrett, and Miz is a way to get a faction together.

          • Jimmy

            I surely hope not, i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again, Ziggler deserves a whole lot more, he’s arguably the second best performer on the roster behind Bryan (in my opinion Ziggler is the best performer right now)

  • Xavier

    Putting Bryan on right before Cena/Orton was a smart idea on WWE’s part.

  • Danny Philippi

    Doesn’t every Cena/Orton match begin this way, similarly.

  • Mike McCarthy

    Do they really expect us to believe this is the last time we see this match?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      A person can hope!

      • Danny Philippi

        They also said Peyton Manning and Tom Brady won’t meet in the AFC Championship Game and in 2015, it can happen again.

  • Jimmy

    Orton/Cena match at Royal Rumble was pretty underrated due the the fans. It was actually a good match, and i love matches where wrestlers steal eachothers finishers

    • Xavier

      Pretty much every match they’ve had together has been really good to great but because of who it is this rivalry will never it the proper credit it deserves

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I can agree. They work very well off each other, but the match is WAY overplayed, especially in the last 3 months.

        • Xavier

          Agreed

    • The Breaker

      The fans did take away from it, but part of the issue people had with the ending was the multiple finisher kickouts. It reeked of Rock/Cena II, which wasn’t atop too many Match of the Year lists (aside from the Slammy voting…)

      • Xavier

        People were crapping on that match at the opening bell

        • Jimmy

          At the entrances even lol

          • Xavier

            Pretty much

          • Jimmy

            Even if guys like Cena, Orton and Batista come out and put on a great match, people will still degrade it.

          • Xavier

            Yeah pretty much

        • The Breaker

          Well yeah, that was inevitable. I wasn’t really talking about the fan reaction at the event, but what people thought of the match after all was said and done.

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

    The crowd is just great

  • SweetCyn

    I’ve been wanting to post this for a long time and tonight’s so called “Main Event” seems like the perfect opportunity…

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Match has been pretty slow up to now.

    • The Breaker

      That’s usually what happens when Orton spends the most time on the offensive.

  • Chris

    THis harkens back to September 1999 when HHH had to face Undertake (scratch that – Viscera and Mideon) in a casket match, The Rock in a Brahma Bull Rope Match, Mankind in a Boiler Room Brawl, Kane in an Inferno Match, and Big Show in a (nongimmick?) match to earn his spot in the 6pack challenge

    • Jimmy

      What are you on about?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Orton facing all of his EC opponents.

    • David Jr.

      Big Show’s match was a chokeslam match.

  • Danny Philippi

    And WWE wonders how the viewing audience drops significantly in the third hour.

    • Xavier

      Ratings always drop in the 3rd hour no matter who WWE puts in that slot

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

    A little different

  • Danny Philippi

    Orton going ballistic! RAGE Mode!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    JEEZ! Orton, keep yourself in check! Act professional!

    • Xavier

      What the hell was he going on about

      • Ashley

        He said “See, I’ve never done that before. I’ve never done that before so it’s not the same ol’ s***”

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I stand corrected after rewatching. DAMN!

        • Xavier

          Oh, well that’s not unprofessional

          • Ashley

            He did cut off and not finish that last word though

    • Ashley

      or like a heel

    • The Breaker

      I honestly don’t know what’s supposed to be part of the character and what is just the man himself. They blend together.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    The WM point!

  • Xavier

    Very good match

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Punt attempt!

  • Mike McCarthy

    The crowd is loving this match

  • The Breaker

    Cena out at 2 after the RKO!

  • Danny Philippi

    It took a while but this match needs five more.

  • The Breaker

    They always resort to the finisher kickouts….

    • Jesse Sherwood

      They need it to build. Cena and Orton have made that a permanently ingrained part of our expectations.

      • The Breaker

        I mean, it makes sense, but it doesn’t necessarily mean they should just play right into people’s expectations like that. Actually, you know what, it’s not really the finisher kickouts that bug me most here (although, as I expressed before, I’m not big on doing that during TV matches; but Cena/Orton has been done time after time using multiple finishers so it wouldn’t make sense now to hold off on that), it’s just the rapid succession in which they’re hit. Every time.

  • The Breaker

    Orton loses again!

  • Danny Philippi

    Two clean loses by Orton spells trouble.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It spells Orton winning the Chamber.

      • Danny Philippi

        That’s why.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Color me shocked… Cena clean!

    • Ashley

      I think he will win on SD and then lose again next Monday clean

      • Jimmy

        Is he versing Sheamus on SD then Cesaro on Raw or the other way around?

        • Ashley

          Not sure, but honestly, think they have him lose against Sheamus.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Cesaro on SD.

  • Stephen Cash

    WWE is full of idiots…. make the champion look extremely week…. I said this would happen

  • Mike McCarthy

    Think the Chamber is either won by Bryan or Sheamus

    • Stephen Cash

      Its clearly going to be Orton… WWE always does this to the winner

  • James Larochelle

    Is Orton legit hurt on the outside?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Doesn’t look like it. Good selling.

      • James Larochelle

        I thought I saw him point to his shoulder before the quick cut away and then the ref run to check up on him on the outside.

  • Mike McCarthy

    Why would anybody buy Orton vs. Batista at this point?

  • Xavier

    Man. we didn’t even come close too 1000 tonight

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Eh, almost 100 off. But after the start of the show and some of the segments they threw at us, it was bound to happen.

  • The Breaker

    According to WWE logic, Orton racking up the losses prior to the PPV increases the odds that he will win at EC. But, even so, with 6 people in the ring I’m not 100% certain that convention will hold true.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I think it holds even more truth. If he is losing to the big players, then it holds water that he will pick up the win at EC.

      • The Breaker

        I can see it both ways. The Chamber match itself feels like it could be less predictable though, given the amount of participants. That’s what I was getting at. Orton winning is still most probable, but I guess I’m holding out hope for a surprise.

  • Danny Philippi

    As they say, a new week and the same story is read. I hope WWE doesn’t put themselves into a serious case of being between the eight ball and a corner pocket. If rumors are true, the Feb. 24 Raw should be spectacular. Until then, WWE needs to save WrestleMania XXX from becoming a WrestleMania II,I X, or XV. See you guys and gals next Monday. Peace.

  • James Larochelle

    Night all

  • jman72485

    Raw started here on the west coast. It’s amazing how over bryan is over…

  • Stephen Cash

    i’m almost 100% sure that Orton walks out ec Champ

  • Xavier

    Calling it a night, ya’ll have a blessed evening

  • Stephen Cash

    The funny part about the authority angle was that it started to lose steam win they took the title off Orton and put it on Bryan… they let the underdog win too quickly… even if he was stripped less than 24 hours later

    • Xavier

      Interesting point

    • The Breaker

      I think fans were tuning out because of the consecutive screwy finishes at PPVs. It was too much monotony and they simply lost interest.

  • DW

    Ziggler losing in 1:27? R u kiddin me?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Sadly, no. WWE is really dropping the ball with him.

      • Jimmy

        Dropping the ball would be an understatement. They barely gave him the ball to begin with