RAW Results 7/29/13 – Bryan Proves Himself Yet Again!

RAW Results July, 29 2013
From Laredo Energy Arena, Laredo, Texas
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World

Pre-RAW Commercial

Cole talks about the double main event – Bryan vs Kane, and Cena vs Ryback in a Tables Match, all by orders of McMahon!

Show Starts

Video

Recapping Cena being able to choose who he was to face at SummerSlam – Bryan. But then Maddox got up in Bryan’s face last week at the contract signing. Bryan ended up in a Gauntlet Match. He faced and beat Swagger by submission. Then Bryan faced Cesaro in a seriously great match that Bryan won. Then Ryback came out, and Bryan won, but only by DQ as Ryback put Bryan through a table – after not protecting Bryan outside. McMahon decided that Bryan should have to face someone bigger, stronger, and his friend – Kane. And Cena will be facing Ryback for standing up for Bryan last week.

In Ring Segment

McMahon’s music and he comes out with Maddox in tow. McMahon in a pinstriped suit, light shirt and pink tie. Maddox in a putty suit jacket, plaid shirt and putty tie with dark pants.
McMahon – We’re going to have some fun tonight! (He hands the mic to Maddox who looks very uncomfortable.)
Maddox – I would like to apologize for my boneheaded decision to let Cena pick his opponent for SummerSlam.
McMahon – Last week you referred to Bryan as a troll. A troll is a caveman, a hideously ugly dwarf! You may be on to something calling him a troll. You said he’s undersized, has psychological problems, and doesn’t have the aura of being a WWE Champion. You said all of those things, did you not. How do you really feel about Bryan? (McMahon hands the mic over to Maddox, but Bryan’s music cuts them off.)

Bryan comes out to huge “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” chants. Bryan shakes McMahon’s hand and waits through the “Daniel Bryan!” chants.
McMahon – Let’s have a little decorum out here please!
Bryan – With all due respect Mr. GM and Mr. McMahon. Those words came out of Maddox’s mouth, but I believe they were dictated by you.
McMahon – I’ll handle this. You said with all due respect, but you’re interrupting the Chairman of The Board. That’s a lack of respect.
Bryan – Funny thing is it’s a two way street. Despite giving all I have night after night, year after year for your company, you haven’t given me an ounce of respect.
McMahon – Do you respect Cena?

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

McMahon (to the fans) – I would ask you to behave yourselves! Be quiet! Do you respect Cena?
Bryan – I respect Cena as a human being, as a Champ, and that he picked me for SummerSlam.
McMahon – Would you respect Cena if you knew he was lying through his teeth when he made all those complimentary remarks when he chose you for SummerSlam? I don’t think so. Cena is a master manipulator. He says you earned and deserved the opportunity. That you’re the hottest thing in the WWE today.

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

McMahon – Cena is making you look foolish. Are you a fool Bryan? If all you people believe in Cena, are you fools? Cena knows what I know, you can’t beat Cena. You can’t even beat Kane tonight. The reason you can’t, you don’t have that intangible quality. You don’t have ruthless aggression! That’s what sent Cena to the top, and you don’t have it. Cena doesn’t any longer and is ripe for the picking. Do I want Cena to be Champ after SummerSlam? No, I don’t. Cena walks around like he owns the place, a better man than I. Cena’s not better, and I know who owns this place, it’s me! If I don’t want Cena to win, does that mean I want a half-pint troll that would be the biggest embarrassment in the history of the WWE to win? The only way that I see anyone winning is me. Here’s what I would do, and let me get on your level to tell you. (McMahon spreads his legs so he’s shorter, looking Bryan in the eye.) What’s going to happen, I hope, at SummerSlam. You’re in the ring, you lock up, then kaboosh! Spontaneous combustion! Little particles of Daniel Bryan and Cena float through the air never to be seen or heard from again. Then I win at SummerSlam.

Bryan – Well, Mr. McMahon, if Cena is lying, he’ll have hell to pay. See, here’s the thing I like about the boss, here’s the thing I like about Vince McMahon. Just a second, let me get on your level.

Bryan up on his tippy-tippies and smiles that devious smile of his. McMahon to his tippy-tippies. Bryan lifts his head, McMahon lifts his head. Bryan lifts higher and tilts his head back, McMahon does the same. Bryan smirks through all off this as McMahon looks annoyed. McMahon turns and walks away.

Bryan – You’re always honest with me, tell me what you think. In your own words, it doesn’t matter what you think, it matters what they think!

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Bryan – Just by listening, it sounds like they want a new Champ at SummerSlam. His name is Daniel Bryan. I just want you to listen to your own advice, listen to the WWE ‘Universe’! Do you want a new WWE Champion?

“YES!” “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” “YES!”

Bryan leaves the ring leading the chants while McMahon looks unhappy. The Shield’s music hits and they come through the stands. McMahon leaves the ringside area as they approach though the stands.

Commercial

WWE Slam of the Week

Last week on RAW Henry and the Usos work over The Shield after they attacked Henry.

6 Man Tag Match – The Shield vs Usos & Henry

Ambrose and Henry lock up. Ambrose tossed off. Head butt to Ambrose, then he’s tossed out of the corner. Rollins tags in, ducks Henry, then butt bumped. Hip toss from Henry and Reigns tags in. Henry is seething as Reigns gets in and walks up. Henry talks smack in Reigns face. Henry wants a test of strength, when Reigns reached, Henry attacked. Reigns tossed off, then into the face corner and beaten down when the Usos cheer him on. Jey tags in and stomps Reigns. Jimmy tags in and then double team. Running head butt on Reigns for two. Front facelock on Jimmy, but then Jimmy backed into the heel corner as Rollins tags in. Then Ambrose tags in.

Ambrose slams Jimmy face first into the corner. Jimmy slams Ambrose down, then Henry in and takes down both Rollins and Ambrose. Henry sends Ambrose and Rollins out. Reigns in and he’s also tossed out by Henry. Usos fly out through the ropes on The Shield.

Commercial

Rollins on an Uso who can’t finish a sunset. Reigns in and on the Uso. Jey on the mat with his arm wrenched back as the fans chant for the Usos. Jey tries to get to his corner, but he’s caught and Ambrose tags in and takes some rights, but Ambrose comes back at Jey. Snap mare on Jey, then Ambrose on him on the mat, but Jey gets free. Jey jumps out of the way and Ambrose lands shoulder first to the post.

Rollins tags in and stops Jey from reaching his corner, then a cheap shot on Jimmy, but then Jey takes him down and tags out. Henry with clotheslines on Rollins, then Ambrose in illegally and slammed. Another clothesline to Rollins, but a spear from Reigns. Outside an Uso takes out Reigns and flies onto Ambrose after tagging in. Rollins in for a super kick from the Uso. Samoan drop on Ambrose, but then Ambrose gets his knees up when the Uso flies. Ambrose with a DDT for three.

Winners – The Shield (12:03)

Henry attacks Ambrose from behind, then tosses Reigns from the ring. The Shield outside looks pissed, but they head off to regroup.

Announce Segment

Cole asks King what he thinks about Ryback. King doesn’t like how Ryback has been acting, a total jerk. Video of Ryback rushing into catering, pushing people out of the way for food, then demanding to know what people want to say to him, if they have a problem. He pushes this guy around, asks if he’s hungry, slaps him, slaps food in his face, and asks if that’s what he wants. That’s the type of table he’s putting Cena through later, does he want to go thought that table now? Ryback turns to leave, then grabs the guy and slams him through the food and the table.

Commercial

Video

Recapping the Wyatt Family videos and all the abuse they’ve put out on RAW.

Backstage Segment

Kane – Where are the Wyatts?
Maddox – You won’t find them, they’re not here. (Kane starts to leave) But if you want to send a message to the Wyatts, to show you’re a monster, how better than against your former friend Bryan?

In Ring Segment

RVD to the ring in red, white and gray.

Commercial

Slam of the Week

RVD faced ADR last week on Smackdown. ADR with a cheap kick picked up the win.

RVD vs Fandango

RVD still in the ring, getting the fans riled up. SR out in brown, Fandango out in a new mottled gray and white outfit, of the same cut as everything else he wears. They head to the ring.

“RVD!” They bounce around. Side headlock on RVD, pushes out, takes a shoulder block. RVD back with a kick and scissors Fandango to the mat. They again circle as the fans chant for RVD. Side headlock on RVD, into another shoulder block on him. RVD splits in the air, Fandango flips over him, but then takes a kick to the face. Fandango out, RVD with a moonsault off the apron. Back in RVD leads an “RVD!” RVD hung up top, then comes over the top with a left leg drop on a bent over RVD, for two.

Chinlock on RVD as he sits on the mat. RVD elbows free, but takes forearms. Fandango ducks RVD’s foot, but then lands a solid kick for two! RVD fights back, taking Fandango down, slams him, hits rolling thunder, then RVD with his monkey flip. Back kick on Fandango, then RVD slingshots a kick. RVD up top, but Fandango rolls out. SR in front of Fandango so RVD can’t land on him outside. The ref counts Fandango out as they head up the ramp.

Winner – RVD via Countout (4:02)

Fandango – Shhhh! Shhhhhhh! It’s Fahn-Dahng-Gooooo!

In the ring RVD looks confused.

Backstage Segment

AJ – I’ve beaten Kaitlyn twice. She’s just going to yell at me and spear me. Every time she spears me a baby cries and why? Why, because you just stand there! You stand there and you do nothing! You let it happen every time E, what’s the matter with you?
Big E – I, uh, look…
AJ (laughing) – I know what it is. You stand there and you watch, because you like me. (Big E rolls his eyes a bit) You like what I do in the ring, right? You just never know what I’m going to do next, do you? (Big E steps up toward AJ, but she turns and skips away laughing.)

Commercial

Kaitlyn vs AJ w/ Big E

Kaitlyn in the ring. AJ skips out to the ring, Big E in tow.

AJ pie faces Kaitlyn with a smile. A forearm to AJ’s face drops her. AJ kicks up from the mat and lands it in Kaitlyn’s face. AJ out and hangs Kaitlyn up. AJ in and wraps Kaitlyn’s arm in the ropes. The fans chant, “Let’s go AJ!” AJ on Kaitlyn’s arm, then bridges the hold in a lovely way. Kaitlyn almost to the ropes, then finally makes it. Kaitlyn face first into a corner, then takes kicks to the gut. The ref makes AJ back off. AJ rushes Kaitlyn, but takes corner to the chest. Knee to the side of AJ’s head for two.

King talks about the horrible Tweets he got from the way he worked with the Divas last week. High back elbow to AJ, then a back breaker to AJ. Kaitlyn stalks AJ, but AJ gets a knee up to avoid the spear. AJ crawls at Kaitlyn and pins for two. AJ back on Kaitlyn’s left arm. “AJ!” chants. Kaitlyn up and punches at AJ, but a blow drops Kaitlyn back to the mat. A forearm to AJ’s face drops her, but AJ with an arm buster on Kaitlyn for two. Big E watches stoically. AJ pushed to the ropes, then eats clotheslines, but then AJ with a knee to Kaitlyn. AJ comes back with a spear out of nowhere.

Winner – Kaitlyn (4:51)

The ref tries to raise the arm AJ has been working over the whole match. Video recap of the high points of the match. Kaitlyn backs up the ramp with a smile. AJ, on her knees in the ring, screams her head off. Big E tries to get close, but she lashes out. Ziggler’s music and he comes out.

Ziggler – Congratulations on your loss. Maybe your new friend Big E can be your shoulder to cry on, maybe later you can return the favor – as much as you can – and maybe you can be his shoulder to cry on. I want a match with E right now!
Big E (off mic) – Come get it.

Commercial

Ziggler vs Big E

Ziggler ducks Big E, but is tossed into a corner. Ziggler out with blows. Big E pushes Ziggler and he slides out. Big E out and chases Ziggler. Back in Ziggler on Big E with blows, but then Ziggler runs into Big E’s chest and hits the mat hard. A blow to Ziggler, then Big E yells smack in Ziggler’s face. Ziggler with a back elbow, then gets his feet up. Ziggler manages to get away, but then is grabbed by Big E and slammed. Big E runs the ropes and splashes Ziggler for two. “Ziggler!” chants. Big E with his hands on Ziggler’s throat until the ref frees Ziggler. Bear hug on Ziggler in the center of the ring. Ziggler elbows free, goes to a crossbody, but is caught and takes two back breakers, but Ziggler somehow kicks out.

Big E wrenches Ziggler’s head back, a knee on a prone Ziggler’s back! He fans clap and cheer for Ziggler, and he’s up. A forearm to the back drops Ziggler. Ziggler lifted to his feet in a corner, then hits a shoulder block on Ziggler. Big E yells smack through this whole thing, then gets a knee to the back of Ziggler’s head in the ropes. A big right to Ziggler’s gut, then a shoulder block. Big E rushes again and Ziggler side steps. Shoulder first to the post! Ziggler struggles up, hits Big E in the guts an head, then a lovely drop kick on Big E. Ziggler kicks Big E low, rushes him, but is caught. Ziggler free and sends Big E out over the top. AJ in and on Ziggler’s back.

Winner – Ziggler via DQ (5:33)

AJ grabs at Ziggler, screaming and yelling, clawing at him, pulling his hair out. Ziggler gets free of the ring and AJ is left on her knees screaming. Big E into the ring demanding to know what AJ was doing. Big E yells at AJ who again crumbles. Suddenly Ziggler is in the ring with a zig-zag on Big E from behind. AJ stops screaming and glares at Ziggler as he’s removing the rest of the hair she pulled out. AJ left on the mat pulling her own hair out.

Backstage Segment

Cena on his cell.
Cena – I figured you’d show up.
Bryan – Is it true?
Cena – Is what true?
Bryan – Is it true what McMahon said out there earlier tonight.
Cena – You’re asking me if McMahon is telling the truth? The consummate promoter? The man who preys on man’s psyche to sell tickets? I wouldn’t believe a word he says.
Bryan – Like I said earlier, good or bad, McMahon has always been honest with me.
Cena – Well, Daniel, you calling me a liar? (glares and stares from both – then Cena leaves)

Commercial

Christian vs ADR

Christian out to the ring. ADR out to face him.

ADR all over Christian, but with no grace, backs him in a corner, then a side headlock takeover and ADR keeps the hold on. Christian takes down ADR who actually appears to fall from the right, not sell the move. Side headlock takeover on ADR, and he keeps the hold on. Up and Christian backed into a corner, then stomped to the mat. The ref backs ADR off, then he’s back with more stomps. Suplex on Christian for two. ADR yells smack, but Christian up with blows.

ADR into the ropes, Christian out, but ADR avoids the right. ADR takes Christian down in the ring, then shoulder blocks in the corner. ADR rushes Christian, is elevated, and lands outside on the floor! The ref starts counting, then Christian tries to slide out on ADR, but ADR moves and sends Christian into the stairs shoulder first. The ref is counting, but ADR with a low drop kick on a sitting Christian’s arm, against the stairs. Christian rolled in.

Commercial

ADR stomps Christian on the mat. ADR gloats in a corner, then slowly sits up top before standing on the second ropes and landing on that left arm for two. ADR stomps Christian, then hangs him upside-down before stomping Christian. Christian pulled up, then rips at Christian’s face. Christian manages to come back with a huge tornado DDT, but only for two. They exchange blows, Christian on top with a big forearm. Christian off the corner with a missile drop kick for two.

ADR says no more, then lands Christian in a corner. Christian takes ADR down for two, but ADR back with a clothesline and head butts. Kick to Christian’s head, then ADR scoops Christian up and lands him on the mat badly, and recklessly. Christian fights back with his upper cut through the ropes, then hangs ADR up backward! ADR somehow comes back with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker on Christian for two.

ADR stands on Christian’s chest, then sits up top again. Christian moves out of the way and ADR lands on his back awkwardly. Christian sets up, but ADR rolls out of the ring. Christian out, ADR back in and kicks Christian in the head as he comes back in, but only gets two for it. ADR is frustrated. ADR sets up for his enziguri, but Christian ducks. ADR free of the unprettier. ADR goes for his finishing submission, but Christian rolls him up in the hold for three!

Winner – Christian (13:26)

ADR is pissed. Recap of Christian’s finish. ADR yells at the ref and kicks at the barricade as Christian is on the stage celebrating.

Announce Segment

Cole and King talk about the Tables Match. Video recap of the Gauntlet Match. Swagger had to tap out, then Bryan had a stellar match and beat Cesaro. Then Ryback out making hash of Bryan’s great work by putting Bryan through a table to give Bryan the win via DQ. Cena to Bryan’s aid, so Cena will face Ryback later tonight.

Commercial

Barrett vs Cody Rhodes

Barrett in the ring. Cody out to face him. Video from Smackdown where Orton faced Sandow, and Cody stole Sandow’s case. Sandow then ate an RKO. After the match Sandow was looking for Cody. Vickie contacted the authorities. Cody was outside. Sandow went out and talked Cody up, but then Cody threw the case into the Gulf of Mexico. Sandow in after it, but it sank and he was left a sputtering mess.

Arm bar on Barrett. Barrett ends up set up top and beats on Cody. Cody reverses on Barrett, but ends up clotheslined from the ring. Barrett celebrates, then outside and attacks Cody from behind. Cody into the barricade, then rolled back in. Barrett pulls Cody up then double reverse chicken wing flips Cody, then slams him into a corner. Cody’s face ground into a corner, but then comes back with a couple blows before Barrett takes him down. Slingshot back breaker on Cody for two.

Chinlock on Cody on the mat. Cody struggles all around, flopping like a fish, but manages to get up. Cody whipped, but gets an elbow up, then feet up. Cody up top and hits a moonsault from up top. Cody struggles to his feet through a “Cody!” chant. Cody blocks blows, hits back, then kicks a telegraphing Barrett. Cody kicks a kneeling Barrett for two. Barrett ducks a disaster, then kicks back at Cody. Cody counters the cup handle into cross Rhodes for three!

Winner – Cody Rhodes (4:23)

Sandow – Damn you, Cody! Damn you for throwing my case into, of all places, the Gulf of Mexico! Just so you know, I’ve already filed a complaint with WWE Management about this. I tried to bring you to my level, but you grew a mustache. This isn’t your fault, I come from a family of scholars, and you come from a family of clowns. Maybe now I should send you back to the circus where you belong. (Cody starts heading in Sandow’s direction) Then again, carny folk are below my constitution. You’re welcome!

Backstage Segment

Kane is heading for the ring. Then to another hallway and Bryan is heading for the ring.

Commercial

Video

Recap of McMahon in the ring ripping Bryan a new one to start the show, then to Bryan asking Cena about McMahon backstage.

Bryan vs Kane

Bryan out while all the fans yell “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” and he leads the chants. Fire erupts, and Kane comes out to the ring. Kane stares in at Bryan before getting into the ring. They again stare off after Kane gets in.

The bell rings and they both just stand there. Finally Bryan rushes Kane and on him with double knees, then blows, but Kane knocks Bryan down. Kane telegraphs and is kicked. Bryan with more kicks, but then runs into a high knee. Bryan rolls Kane through to a single leg half Boston crab. Kane powers out of the hold. Blows from Kane in a corner. Bryan whipped, runs up, flips over Kane and barely makes it as Kane seems to be to the side too much. Kane takes Bryan down with a big boot, then puts him in a corner for an upper cut. Kane stomps Bryan in a corner as the ref yells at him to back off. Bryan pulled up by his hair, then a suplex from Kane for two.

Kane wrenches Bryan’s head as he sits on the mat. Bryan up and elbows free. Blows to Kane, but then Kane catches Bryan and slams him to the mat. A low drop kick to a sitting Bryan for two. Kane elbow drops on Bryan, then again for two. Kane again wrenches Bryan’s head to the side. Bryan up and fights back with blows and kicks, but Kane back with a clubbing blows. Bryan’s “YES!” kicks, then a clothesline that doesn’t drop Kane. Kane rushes Bryan in a corner and eats feet. Bryan off the corner is caught, gets free of the chokeslam, then uses his legs to send Kane out. Bryan runs the apron and lands the knee on Kane’s face.

Commercial

Bryan eats a back elbow for two. Kane wrenches on Bryan’s head on the mat. Bryan up more quickly this time, but then whipped and takes a clothesline. The second whip lands Kane face first with a drop toe hold. Bryan with a lovely missile drop kick, then another drop kick in a corner. Bryan hits a third to a sitting Kane. Bryan pins, but only gets two for it.

Bryan off the top takes a blow to the gut from Kane. Bryan whipped, comes out into a side slam for two. Kane climbs. Big clothesline off the top, then Kane waits for Bryan who reverses and sets up for the “YES!” lock, but Kane and his wig struggle free. Low drop kick to Kane’s knee, then the “YES!” kicks, but the biggest is blocked. Kane tries for a chokeslam, but Bryan reverses and rolls Kane up for three!

Winner – Bryan (14:37)

Kane up and chokeslams Bryan to the mat. Video recap of the high points of the match. Bryan leaves the ring and Kane is about to call fire from all four, but then Bray is on screen with their entrance, cutting Kane off. Their music hits and they come out to the ring. Bray with his lantern leads Rowan and Harper to the ring. Bray sits in his chair at the bottom of the ramp as Rowan and Harper hit the ring. Kane leaves her ring and grabs Bray, but Rowan and Harper chase and grab him. Kane rolled back into the ring as Bray watches. Kane fights back, but then eats a sick big boot from Harper! Rowan and Harper then work Kane over in the ring. Rowan sends Kane into a huge clothesline from Harper. Bray smiles and heads to the ring. He motions for them to get Kane up. Bray hits Sister Abigail, kiss and all.
Bray – I heard you like to call yourself The Devil’s Favorite Demon, but you son are no demon, and the Devil, no man, shhhh, shhh, shh. (Bray down and lifts Kane’s head to look into his face.) Kane, I’d like to let you in on a little secret, you should be careful who you say those things in front of, because you never know who might be listening. (Bray laughs, then throws his arms out and his head back.) (off mic) Follow the buzzards!

Commercial

Video

Recap of Wyatt Family’s attack on Kane.

Brie vs Natalya

Brie and Natalya in the ring. Video from earlier when the Bellas and Natalya push Total Divas and the Bellas are jerks to Natalya, calling her the ugly ducking.

Natalya on Brie hard, Brie into the ropes. Brie flipped back, then a snap suplex on Brie. Brie hides in the ropes, then hangs Natalya up top. A drop kick to Natalya, then a stomp to Natalya’s back. Another stomp, then Brie wrenches Natalya’s head back on the mat. Natalya slammed back on the mat for two. Leg drop on Natalya, then Brie back to wrenching on Natalya’s head. Natalya elbows free, then locks on an abdominal stretch. Brie elbows free, then slams Natalya face first to the mat for two.

Natalya slammed face first to the mat. Brie rips at Natalya’s face, then wrenches her head back again. Brie demands the ref ask Natalya if she gives up. Natalya is pissed and comes back slamming Brie to the mat hard. Drop kick on Brie, then Natalya kicks and clothesline Brie for two.

Natalya sets up, but Nikki comes out quacking at Natalya with a duck call, and on mic, giving enough of a distraction for Brie to get the three.

Winner – Brie (4:13)

Natalya is crushed on the mat. Brie joins Nikki on the mat and blows in her duck call before they head off.

Backstage Segment

Axel is warming up for his match.
Heyman – It’s time to show the world the greatest IC Champ of all time. Champion… (Heyman motions for Axel to head to the ring.)

Commercial

R-Truth vs Axel w/ Heyman

R-Truth in the ring. Axel out to the ring with Heyman in tow. Heyman introduces himself.
Heyman – I find it ironic that Axel’s opponent tonight is known around the world as R-Truth. Because our truth is that I, Paul Heyman, am the most exclusive manager, advocate, agent in sports entertainment history. Take, for example, my client Brock Lesnar, the Beast Incarnate, who, at SummerSlam, will end the career of my former best friend, CM Punk. It’s a match they’re calling The Best vs The Beast. Take for example my client the IC Champion, I wish you would understand, being a Paul Heyman guy means you’re among the most elite Superstars of top tier talent in history. A fact perfectly personified by Curtis Axel.
Axel – You know something Paul, my father won the IC Title right here in Texas! (heat) But, despite that, despite that, he went on and became Mr. Perfect. (pop) As for me, well, I already am already more perfect than perfect.

Axel kicks at R-Truth a couple times, knocking him to the mat. Axel runs the ropes, over and under R-Truth, into a back kick and clotheslines. R-Truth slams Axel face first for two. Clubbing blow to the back of the head by Axel. Axel stomps R-Truth, then pounds on his head on the mat. R-Truth upp with a couple big blows, but then pushed and bounces off the ropes into a drop kick.

“CM Punk!”

Axel’s finisher, but then Punk is there and he pulls Axel from the ring. (2:02) Punk takes Axel out and stares across the ring at Heyman. Heyman tries to flee as Punk into the ring and out the other side. Heyman tries to get over the barricade behind announce, his big bum in the air as he struggles more than he needs to. Punk grabs Heyman’s walrus ass and pulls himback over the barricade. Punk briefly on Heyman, but then Axel is there attacking Punk. Punk takes Axel down, then jumps up on announce to find where Heyman went. Heyman ran (jogged) up the ramp and to the stage before removing his jacket and heading backstage. Punk is seething on announce, and I notice that his lip ring isn’t in his face.

Backstage Segment

Steph and Triple H walking along talking. Heading for the ring?

Commercial

Backstage Segment

Trip – Are you done jerking Maddox and Bryan around? Three matches tonight, Ryback and Kane tonight. What are you doing?
McMahon – Maybe I’m trying reverse psychology on Bryan. Maybe he reacts to that negative reinforcement and maybe down the road we want Bryan to be WWE Champion.
Trip – You can’t even say it with a straight face.
McMahon – I can’t.
Trip – I get it he’s not your typical Champion.
McMahon – I want somebody to beat John Cena!
Trip – Maybe he can!
McMahon – No, he can’t! I want someone who can beat John Cena. I want someone like you! I want someone like you that’s 20 years, maybe 23 years younger.
Steph – Dad, you really can’t throw stones at age like that. I have an idea. I think Bryan needs a little help. The people did pick Bryan as much as Cena did. I think if we just helped his image along. I have an idea that I would like to personally supervise.
McMahon – Yup?
Steph – I think we need to give Daniel Bryan a corporate makeover!
McMahon (big sign and eye roll) – Good luck with that one! (McMahon leaves)
Steph – No?
Trip – It’s worth a shot.

Tables Match – Cena vs Ryback

Cena to the ring to mixed reaction, but much of it pop. The ramp is lined with tables, as well as the stage that has tables stacked on tables. Ryback out to face him. Recap of Ryback being a bully backstage and putting someone through a catering table. Ryback is the Jerk of The Month in the WWE Magazine. Cena’s shirt comes off and the women cheer for some reason. And continue to cheer.

Cena rushes Ryback and is kicked down quickly. Blows to Cena. ‘You think you the man around here?’ yells Ryback. Cena sends Ryback flying from the ring. Cena out and sends Ryback into the barricade. Cena looks under the ring and pulls out a table as there’s not enough already set up. Ryback attacks Cena from behind. “Cena!” chants from the kids. Cena slammed to the floor and Ryback lifts the table and rushes Cena with it, but Cena moves and Ryback slams it into the post, breaking it. The show goes to commercial in the middle of King’s comment – oops!

Commercial

Belly-to-belly on Cena, and he celebrates as Cena rolls from the ring. Ryback out and kicks at Cena, then a clubbing forearm. Ryback grabs a table, pulls it down, runs it into a cameraman. Cena up, wiggles free, fights back, but sent shoulder first through the stairs. Ryback talks more smack, then grabs the bottom part of the steps. Ryback slides the stairs into the ring, then grabs Cena, but ends up back first into the apron – a couple times. Cena sets up a table, then sets up Ryback for a suplex, but Ryback blocks and suplexes Cena to the floor. Ryback sends a table into the ring, then slides Cena in. Ryback into the ring in a rather cocky way. Drop toe hold on Ryback, right into an STF! Ryback screams the whole way to the ropes, but the ref won’t break it. Ryback crawls from the ring. Cena grabs the table in the ring and tosses it out, but Ryback had crawled under the ring! Cena out, looks under the ring, but Ryback out the next side and tackles Cena to the floor.

Ryback grabs the top of the other stairs and slams it into Cena’s head. Ryback looks under the ring and pulls out yet another table. The table is set across from the apron to the top segment of stairs on their side. Ryback grabs Cena, but Cena pulls Ryback gut first into the corner of announce. Ryback back up, gets Cena on his shoulder, but Cena pushes free sending Ryback to knock over one table from the apron to stairs. Ryback up for an AA, gets free. Cena lifted, about to go through a table – the other from the apron to stairs, but Cena manages to land on the other side. Ryback with the top half of one set of stairs. Slams it through the table. Cena grabs the other top half. They’re at a stand off, finally they both throw them and they crash in the middle.

Into the ring, Cena manages to slam Ryback back first onto the bottom stairs segment in the ring. 5 knuckle shuffle on Ryback on those stairs. Cena out, grabs a table slides it in, and slides in. Ryback grabs Cena onto his back, Cena’s chin over his shoulder, and hits a chin buster type move, though King was yelling about Cena’s spine after the move.

Ryback sets up a table leaning in a corner, then poses for the fans. Cena is pulling himself to his feet in the corner. Cena up and eats a meathook. Ryback rushes Cena, but Cena side-steps and Ryback stops before landing in the leaned table himself. Cena grabs Ryback and hits an AA, right through that leaned table.

Winner – Cena (15:45)

Bryan bounces out yelling “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” Bryan grabs the WWE Championship belt and into the ring. Cena is ready to fight, but Bryan holds the belt out to Cena. Cena reaches and Bryan pulls it back. The “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” chants start. ‘You’ve got a long way to go before you get this,’ said Cena off mic. Bryan starts the “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” chants to end the show.

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

    I know that this episode of RAW was taped, but that’s no reason to sit back and not talk about the show as it happens on your TV! It might not be new, but it’s new to us!

    • Dan Shamberger

      Even though this week’s RAW is taped, but you’ll enjoy it like it’s still live.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Welcome to this week’s Raw Watch Party! I am your co-host Jesse Sherwood and there is a great show lined up for us tonight! Let’s Break it Down!

    1. The Shield have angered the World’s Strongest Man and he will finally have the chance to get his hands on them as he teams up with the Usos!

    2. After the brutal Gauntlet Match he endured last week, one would think Daniel Bryan had proven himself to the top brass, but now in order to show he is worthy of the WWE Title match at SummerSlam he must face off against his best friend Kane!

    3. Speaking of last week’s Gauntlet Match, Ryback has brought the wrath of the Champ down upon his head after driving Daniel Bryan through a table! Will Ryback be able to send John Cena through a table and show the he deserves to be in the title hunt?

    4. CM Punk had some words for Heyman last week on both Raw and Smackdown! Will we see the start of his assault onto Heyman’s camp?

    5. Damien Sandow lost his Money in the Bank to the Gulf of Mexico on Smackdown this past week when Cody Rhodes tossed it in! What will Damien do now?

    All of this and more will happen tonight! What are you looking forward to?

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Mr. McMahon opening Raw! That’s a great treat, and he’s working with Bryan! That shows just how wrong he knows he was on him!

  • Xavier

    I’m calling it now, Bryan turns heel at Summerslam and joins forces with McMahon to beat Cena. All this Bryan/McMahon interaction has me suspicious of a swerve.

    • Cubed56

      Dumbest possible thing they could do.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I agree. Bryan turning wouldn’t stick.

        • Gesus Oliver

          They tried that already. Does anyone not remember the break up of Team Hell No?

      • Xavier

        It worked with The Rock at Survivor Series back in 98.

        • Cubed56

          Yes it did. But they had other superstars who were just as over or more over then the rock at the time, right now you’ve got Cena and nobody has been this close to his top spot in god knows how long, why mess that up.

          • Xavier

            I disagree, Going into that event Rock was more over then anyone, maybe even Austin.

          • Cubed56

            You’re right I worded wrong, my bad, rock was the most over superstar at that time no doubt, but they had more then one top guy who was way over also, stone cold, HHH, taker etc. right now they don’t have that. It would be stupid to slow Bryan’s crazy momentum by having him turn on the fans, who’s support got him there in the first place.

          • Xavier

            I’m not 100% sure they would turn Bryan but all this interaction with McMahon has me wondering

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Honestly, I still see Orton turning. Orton becomes the Corporate Champion, Bryan gets backed by HHH, and Cena gets sided with Steph.

          • Cubed56

            I definitely understand where your coming from with that suspicion it makes a lot of sense, and wouldn’t shock me if it happened, I just think it would be a very bad move for everyone involved.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Or we could see Cena go Corporate! That would be one heck of a way to turn him, even though I know it won’t happen.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Bryan is eliciting reactions that honestly rival the Attitude Era crowd levels, and does it with a simple three letter word!

    • Scott

      u gotta admit though, the yes chants r kind of corny

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Honestly, I like them. He took something meant to drop him into near joke status and made it work. And it resonated with the fans when many other gimmicks were failing during the timeframe.

        • Scott

          still corny though. i think hes the cornest guy on the roster right now, great wrestler but corny chants. Fans will on him eventually, the whole david vs goliath story will get old with him. I hope they turn bryan into a more serious character soon

          • jdl

            There is not wrong with being corny, corny is good, corny is funny, corny can even be heart warming. Just be glad he’s not cheesy.

          • jdl

            *nothing

          • Gesus Oliver

            Apparently it never gets old. I.E, Mysterio.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            That’s the thing, they are turning him serious while letting him keep some of what helped get him over. The fans haven’t ever got tired of Rey’s underdog saga so I don’t think that will be the driving force behind the fans hating him. I think the creative machine trying to turn him before the fans see a need for it will, ala Ryback.

        • Gesus Oliver

          One can make the argument that Rhodes did the exact same thing with failure gimmicks. No real argument to be made just wanted to show some love for Cody.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Jobber entrances for Henry and the Usos… That doesn’t bode well for them in this match.

    • Gesus Oliver

      I wonder if it means there is on the fly writing for this show. Finding ways to save time.

  • Cubed56

    I really hope we see more 3 v 3 matches with the Sheild for awhile, while I understand they’ve got titles I feel it would be better to build them back up again as a dominant 3 man faction to somehow eventually have them feud with the Wyatt’s. I also don’t think it would matter if both factions are heel, as it would have the potential to be one of the best feuds we’ve seen in a long time either way.

    • Gesus Oliver

      Feuding with the Family in any near future is a bad idea.

      • Cubed56

        Not saying near future, just have the story write itself without them actually making contact or even talking to or about one another. Constantly have them one up one another and eventually have them cross paths, possibly in the rumble match leading to a feud that peaks at WM.

        • Gesus Oliver

          That would be some great long term booking. Also a storyline I’d love. My fear is, one team has to go over. With Bray doing the work of his career and Shield the same no one really wins.

          • Cubed56

            While I agree one has to go over and it’s hard, they could both equally put together a great feud and match and get over at the same time. Also I believe it’s obvious the Sheild would disband before the Wyatt’s and them going under in a great back and forth physical feud could be a way to start there separation.

          • Gesus Oliver

            Mania though is generally seen as a stage to end a fued. Can’t exactly Have them fight then be billed equally. I think the lack of brand extension is hurting them. It’d be great to see them take over their respective show then fight at like a survivor series *bragging rights* style match. Maybe hit a time limit draw?

          • Cubed56

            I’d go for that too.

          • Cubed56

            Either way, I believe they have to have these two factions cross paths eventually.

          • Gesus Oliver

            I think it’d be great but could feel rushed. Wyatt family isn’t established and to get them there and over in 2-4 months is pushing it.

          • Cubed56

            True, but they did get the Sheild over in that amount of time, I’d like to think they could do it again with another faction.

          • Gesus Oliver

            Personally I see the Wyatt family as meticulous. Choosing their spots. The slow burn leaving us guessing is such a fresh thing now a days it’d be the best way for them.

          • Cubed56

            True, that’s why when they cross paths I think the rumble would be a good spot for it, pure chaos in the rumble next thing they know, they are left in the ring together to square off giving them no choice but to fight one another.

          • Gesus Oliver

            That’d be confusing booking though. They’d all have to get thrown out. I guess they could all eliminate eachother or something. I’d work that’d be sweet. either way if it doesn’t happen, money is left on the table.

  • Nate

    Am I the only one that doesn’t like the Wyatt Family stuff, it’s the same generic WWE thing that happens, come out beat a person up and does some weird high fiv-ish stuff…..and anybody think that Henry got screwed with getting a push for the WWE Championship? Bryan could have got the title in October so he could do a WM30 match and win it.

  • Gesus Oliver

    While brand extention is basically dead, do you think it’d bold well for The Shield or the Wyatt Family to be on seperate shows to establish differences or do you think it’s better to have them on the same shows establishing them?

    • Xavier

      I think it would of benefited them both greatly to have been on different shows. I always felt that ending the brand split was a terrible idea to begin with. Now we are seeing why. So many guys on the roster have no direction and the shows don’t have the same organized structure as they did 4 or 5 years ago.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Amen Xavier. The brand extension helped develop stars on both shows and was the reason some lesser players at the time that no one thought would be big made it.

        • Gesus Oliver

          I.E. Khali! Former WHC!

        • Xavier

          Where the hell were you two years ago to back me up on that lol. I got shitted on when I opposed the end of the split on here

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I was a lurker at the time. It took a lot for me to come out of my shell, but now I can’t shut up!

          • Xavier

            LOL.

      • Gesus Oliver

        Completely agreed. Between the Talent getting lost in the shuffle to the WHC getting blatantly billed to not equal the WWE title makes it evident.

  • Gesus Oliver

    As a fan who drove 6 hours each way to Cena V Ryback at Extreme Rules to have a 3 stages where one included a Tables match this pisses me off. I know it’s a few months later but really? Why this match? ugh. I guess they aren’t as bad as TNA. Have a ppv then the exact same match the following thursday. either way, Ugh.

  • Xavier

    Very good 6 man tag match. The Usos have arrived.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Ow! That looked really painful for that extra!

  • Xavier

    Speaking of brand split. Ryback is a guy who would of benefited greatly from being on a different show than Punk & Cena.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Ryback is a guy who wouldn’t have seen light of day back then. I like his dedication to the business, but the last few weeks have left me wondering if he just doesn’t deserve a spot on the roster.

      • Anand Vijayakumar

        WWE needs to decide which way they want to go with Ryback. One week he is the unstoppable monster and the next week he is a whining & crying weakling. If WWE wants us to take this character seriously (no matter how clunky he looks in the ring during a match) he should stop losing matches right away…

  • Cubed56

    In a real fight, i would have put my money on that extra to drop Ryback.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I’ll take $100 on that action!

      • Cubed56

        If we can somehow make it happen Jesse, your on.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          It’s easy, we just kidnap the two of them and place them into a covered octagon!

          • Cubed56

            Well we do have military experience we could use, just the whole kidnapping thing may not go over so well with the government.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            They aren’t an issue. I have friends!

          • Cubed56

            True, as do I. Lets make it happen, lol.

          • Gesus Oliver

            It’s easy. We kill the batman.

    • Xavier

      Wouldn’t surprise. So many of these overly big guys in wrestling usely get the crap beat out of them in legit fights. Booker/Batista, Yoshi/Sheamus, Pillman/Sid & Jericho/Goldberg are perfect examples of that. Too much muscle can be a bad thing sometimes

      • Gesus Oliver

        Exactly. Why did Lesnar slim down for UFC but is jacked here? Think about it. when I did amateur wrestling because of my size I worked on stamina over muscles because I could out last anyone in that circle. Thank goodness for soccer :-p

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It restricts your mobility and destroys your flexibility. That’s why I focused on lean mass while I was in the AF.

  • Gesus Oliver

    RVD vs Fandango, I hope this is another phenomenal match like Fandango V Orton. So excited. Should be a great way to see if Fandango is still on his way up or out.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      After Smackdown, I have reservations. They fed him to Punk like he was nothing. I hope it was just a one off issue.

      • Gesus Oliver

        to be fair it’s smackdown. though I hear it did good ratings. Fandango is a great gimmick for the mid card. I’d hate to see them kill it.

  • Gesus Oliver

    I think to many people are focused on Win/Loss in WWE today and judge a character by it. While yes It matters (look at ryback) For a solid Mid card position It works for Fandango. A great match and a solid feud can overshadow the results of matches.

    • Gesus Oliver

      And as I send that a count out. Let’s hope this fued goes some where. It’d be a great thing for the Character.

  • Xavier

    Well that was pointless

    • Gesus Oliver

      let it… well, breathe.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Why are we seeing this match again?

    • Gesus Oliver

      for free rather.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Because Kaitlyn has to earn back a chance at the title now.

        • Gesus Oliver

          I guess I’ll let that slide. Ziggler coming out to help kaitlyn?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            She actually came out for him during Smackdown.

          • Gesus Oliver

            sigh that was a wasted opportunity for a great storyline.

        • Xavier

          I hope Naomi gets her shot soon. She’s probably the most talented diva on the roster right now and clearly the most deserving of a push.

          • Gesus Oliver

            She could have a great feud with AJ. Naomi can wrestle but all around I think AJ has a better all around package.

          • Xavier

            AJ is the better character but as far as in ring talent I’d take Naomi. But your right, I think it would be a great feud.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            And it would be a nice way to separate Naomi from ToF. Put JoJo in her place.

  • Xavier

    I love Big E’s cut off spots

  • Jesse Sherwood

    So we are getting a match that was looking to be built for SummerSlam with Dolph and Big E? Why are they pushing things so fast right now?

    • Gesus Oliver

      Maybe they’re afraid of overbooking the card? Either way them touching right now is a mistake. the best thing we can look forward to is a dirty ending.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Honestly, I kind of hope it starts a blow off here. Dolph should be facing a bigger name at SS.

        • Gesus Oliver

          Just another victim of no more brand extension. This feud happening now instead of a longer reign as WHC establishing him as a top talent hurts both Ziggler and the future putting over of Big E. Missed opportunity.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        You called it Gesus!

    • Xavier

      Good question, I was thinking the same thing myslef

  • Gesus Oliver

    It’s upsetting that Dolph once again got screwed out of a long reign as WHC, but it’s nice to see if BIg E has it to be on the main roster.

    • Xavier

      I love the Summerslam theme song this year. I love reggae

      • Gesus Oliver

        I admit I haven’t heard it yet.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Oops… she did it again!

    • Gesus Oliver

      she played games with your match.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Cased Big E to lose… Oh baby baby!

        • Gesus Oliver

          *oh AJ AJ

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wait, the dark side of Cena rearing is it’s head again! Darn you Vince! Quit teasing us!

    • Xavier

      Something big is going to happen during this match. Like I said before, I’m smelling swerve

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Seeing the pic of AJ with the Women’s Title really hurts. I wish they had never retired it.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Christian V ADR, what good does this match do anyone?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Well, it puts him into Title contention if he wins, even if ADR doesn’t pick him.

      • Gesus Oliver

        the lack of faith in booking christian at all since coming back from TNA makes him winning hard to believe. He deserves better. Let’s see if this match gets him there.

    • Xavier

      Have you read the spoilers from Smackdown?

      • Gesus Oliver

        I never read spoilers.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Nope for me, but I never read spoilers. Please don’t post them outside of their designated area.

        • Xavier

          I wasn’t going to

          • Gesus Oliver

            Good, I don’t want to have Jesse and myself team up and feed you to the buzzards.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Tiiiiiiiiime is on my side!

          • Xavier

            Lol

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I didn’t figure you would, but had to state it.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Did we just hear a Mexico chant?

  • Gesus Oliver

    Christians character needs a tweak. It’s so stale. Before anyone tries to argue, I am a huge christian fan. His t shirt being on sale at WWEshop for 4$ is telling.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It is?! *Runs to the shop*

      • Gesus Oliver

        great, now that I say that it’s no longer there. I almost bought it a few weeks ago but didn’t have it in my size.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        The CH Shirt isn’t on Shop. :(

        • David

          Yeah I looked, too and the only thing they have under Christian is an Edge & Christian shirt. (which i already own).

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

            Bummer! I want one too!

          • David

            I actually also own a Christian shirt, it was his Captain Charisma shirt.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Other than my vast collection of AE shirts, I have a DB YES shirt and Miz “Hello” shirt. I have more TNA shirts than WWE.

          • Gesus Oliver

            I have more TNA everything than WWE. I was the biggest mark.

    • David

      Maybe they were trying to get rid of all is his old shirts because he has a new shirt coming out soon.

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

        But this one is still fairly new.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          He debuted it over a year ago, before he got hurt.

        • David

          Hasn’t John Cena had like 500 new shirts since Christian debut this one?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            At least 4 or 5!

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    I think the feud between Team Rhodes Scholars can be beneficial to both in the long run. I love Sandow’s gimmick- his main event push may have admittedly come a bit earlier than I anticipated but I think he can pull it off. He just needs to start winning matches against bigger names. Cody has been quite under rated over the years, and once they don’t turn him into too generic of a face, I sense that the best of this feud between both gentlemen is yet to come

    • Jesse Sherwood

      The fact it was the centerpiece of Smackdown show just how highly WWE thinks of the 2 of them.

      • Gesus Oliver

        It also put over how important the MITB briefcase is.

    • Gesus Oliver

      cody has taken every gimmick given to him and turned it into gold. Sandow v Rhodes can be fantastic. There is such a gap right now from the lower to the top of the card that is hurting the product. They really need each other to elevate themselves. Also us as fans seeing that feud is beneficial to all involved.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Barrett: The London Brawler!

  • David

    When Wade Barrett won the first season of NXT, I think most people thought he was a future World Champion, does anybody think that now?

    • Xavier

      Lower midcard talent, that’s become obvious. He can’t connect with the fans

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Sadly, I don’t. He held so much potential but has just proven that it takes more than looks and a decent move set to resonate with fans.

      • David

        I think sometimes labeling a guy as a future World Champion can be the Kiss of Death.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I love how Cody adapts his brother’s style into his own. It just works so well for him! I just want to see him add in a couple of Dusty’s moves in there too!

    • Gesus Oliver

      Meeting Dusty back in February it was fantastic seeing his face light up with I brought up cody. the man is so proud of him and rightfully so.

    • David

      yeah throw in the bionic elbow now and then.

  • Xavier

    Barrett hasn’t been in relevant since the Cena/Nexus stuff. I think it’s safe to say that Wade is a midcard/lower midcard guy at best.

    • Gesus Oliver

      The man has talent and was promising before Big show broke his arm. the problem is they took a gimmick that was working for him and tweaked it. Week after week they changed so much. No one can follow. His music is terrible the throwing robe off is confusing. They need to bring the man back to basics and build him back up.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I don’t even think that is the issue. He just doesn’t feel right without people around him. As a solo unit, he just doesn’t have that it factor, but with a stable he kicks into another gear.

        • Gesus Oliver

          I thought he did well before he got hurt. Though I can see where you’re coming from. People are to alienated by changes that it makes it hard to catch on. The foreign butt kicker is also dominated by Sheamus so no one cares. He needs to be off TV for a few weeks, come back and kick some ass with his old basic post NXT gimmick.

        • Xavier

          Agreed

  • Xavier

    Bryan/Kane should be good

    • Jesse Sherwood

      This will easily be the match of the night.

      • Gesus Oliver

        cue Wyatt Family.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Catching flies… In his mouth…

          • David

            Catching flies in his mouth
            Tasting freedom while he dares
            Then crawling back to the top of the stairs
            He won’t see the sun again for years to come
            He’s broken out in love

            Like a cat without a care
            Roaming freely through the streets
            You could find him in amongst the pigeons in the square
            But he won’t see the sun again for years to come
            He’s broken out in love

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Thanks for that JDL! I bought it the day it came on iTunes.

          • David

            What is JDL?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Hold on, I might have a browser error. That was the name I saw.

          • David

            Ok.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Sorry David. Disqus has a hiccup that showed you as “jdl”. Occasionally when guest users post, the name doesn’t show through right to everyone.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          In all seriousness, I see this getting a clean ending. We finally get the true breakup match for Hell No.

          • Gesus Oliver

            Then Wyatt family comes out and attacks again.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Every time I see WWE put out an “Unreleased content” DVD of ECW or WCW, I get more and more anxious for them to buy TNA’s library.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    So, as an off topic question, I’ve seen the preview to “Jobs” twice tonight and am seriously stoked for it. Granted, I like biopics too, but it looks really good.

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

      I have to admit that I don’t, and I still think it looks good.

  • Dan Shamberger

    Why do women and children love John Cena but adult men hate him?

    • Gesus Oliver

      I like him.

    • Xavier

      I don’t have a problem with Cena either

    • Jesse Sherwood

      My issue is his ring work and lack of progression of his persona. Both fronts he has shown he can do better than he is, but overall he is easily one of the best of all time.

      • David

        But if you’ve been on top as long as he has, would you change?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Honestly, it depended on if I needed it. Cena hasn’t hit the HH plateau yet. He’s getting close, maybe 2 years, where a drastic change is all he can do to keep that top spot, but the question there is whether or not you would risk letting yourself hit that point.

  • Xavier

    This match wasn’t on par with Bryan’s prior matches lately

    • Gesus Oliver

      as good as Kane is, I didn’t see Bryan getting a 5 star match out of him.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Kane’s hitting that point in his career that, despite his few injuries, his body can’t be expected to put on great matches all of the time anymore. He’s pn up there in years as well as he wrestles a very physical style that is taxing on his joints. I wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t have some serious arthritis already.

        • Gesus Oliver

          Agreed. though I believe earlier this year Kane has done the best work in his last 10 years and can make the argument for best of his career. Team Hell no was fantastic.

          • David

            Unbelievably, He’s only 2 years younger than Undertaker and still wrestles full time.

          • Gesus Oliver

            He is takers younger brother. when did Kane start wrestling though? Wasn’t Taker’s start in 84?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Yes, in WCCW. Kane started in 1992.

          • David

            So I guess Undertaker has 8 more years of punishment on his body.

          • Gesus Oliver

            regardless they’re up there in age. Kane is a machine. Always felt he was under utilized. Team Hell No really breathed new life into his character.

          • David

            I bet if you asked everybody who ever wrestled, 99% of the people who have traded places with Kane.
            2 world titles, 18 years with the biggest wrestling company in the world.

          • Gesus Oliver

            No doubt.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Undertaker and Kane, the two longest continually employed WWE wrestlers.

          • Xavier

            I think Triple H has been there as long as Glenn has I believe. Didn’t they both come into the WWE in 95 as Hunter Hearst Helmsey & Issac Yankeem?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Actually, HHH has Kane by 2 months! Good play Xavier!

          • Gesus Oliver

            hot damn good call

          • Xavier

            Say bro, you should join this wrestling chat group me, Cubed56 & Jesse Sherwood are in on Facebook.

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

          • Gesus Oliver

            the link isn’t working

          • Xavier

            Ugh, add me on FB then. Use my email to find my FB, usc5chargers@yahoo.com. My real name is Andre. I’ll add you that way.

          • Gesus Oliver

            That;s not working either ugh, Gesus Oliver or through Jesse

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I’ll see if I can send you one

          • Xavier

            Try copy & paste.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Yes David. And since Taker started in WCCW/USWA, he put a ton of abuse on his body working the road like the WWE did for that whole time, as WCCW ran 3-5 shows a week until 1988.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            As a contrast, Kane worked in Japan, Puerto Rico, and USWA until being signed by WWE 3 years later.

  • Gesus Oliver

    I still get goosebumps from these guys.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And Sister Abigail for the Big Red Monster!

  • Gesus Oliver

    wow I forgot Natalia actually wrestled. WWE is really dropping the ball with her.

    • David

      If you watched Total Divas yesterday, apparently she babysits “newbies”

      • Jesse Sherwood

        And trained the Bellas!

  • Gesus Oliver

    I pointed it out on my facebook but feel I should here too. Total Divas did the same viewership as the average TNA episode (1.1).

    • Jesse Sherwood

      But if WWE marketed that as well as TNA does their product, it would have only hit a 0.8

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

        If that!

      • David

        You can argue over other things, but the one thing WWE does better TNA is promote their product.

        • Xavier

          The one thing? WWE does everything better then TNA lol

          • Gesus Oliver

            lies. TNA can book terrible endings to great matches way better than E.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I wouldn’t go that far, as TNA puts out a better in ring product weekly in my opinion. But TNA’s issues are all on the business side whereas WWE’s are creative.

          • Xavier

            I would have to disagree with that. TNA from 2002-2006 was solid until they got obsessed with signing midcard guys from WWE and completely neglected the in house talent they had.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Kendra and I are working on a project to show the disparity in WWE and TNA’s ring work over the last few months. Stay tuned for it!

          • Xavier

            You should add Kendra to the our group on FB, we could use some female prospective on there.

          • David

            I’m not saying they don’t but even the biggest TNA fan can’t say they promote their product better than WWE.

  • Scottyo614

    The Bella’s get zero reaction… Terrible actresses and actually infuriate me just being on tv. I don’t like them. Not because they are the villains, but because they literally add nothing to the product. All they can play is there stupid bully heel role that is bad in itself. Hey be a star WWE… And while your at it fire the Bella’s. they don’t resign with the WWE and get no work.. Come back and go right into their stupid useless roles. There’s not even story advancement really with them ever… Just same old boring Bella’s.

    sorry for the rant, but I didn’t miss these two one bit.

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

      They can’t wrestle!

      • Scottyo614

        Heck they can’t even act! Lol

        • Jesse Sherwood

          They are vapid wastes of human genomic material. Why WWE pays them to suck air is beyond me.

          • David F.

            I wish Kharma would come back and kick their ass out of the WWE!

          • Avalanchian

            Kharma was a complete waste. Comes to WWE does like 1 appearance and gets knocked up.

    • Gesus Oliver

      If this raw wasn’t so good I would have turned off the tv. My figure was on the button. My intelligence was so offended by that ending. Terrible. They’re burying one of the best female talent on that roster. Haven’t been this pissed since Mickie James.

  • Cubed56

    I know it’s very short into his run, but I really see this as Curtis Axel’s highest point of his career, right here, right now, ic champ with Paul Heyman. It saddens me, cause he has unlimited in ring talent, but I just don’t know if he can ever get over on his own, he’s struggling getting over with Heyman for god sake.

    • Xavier

      100% agreed. His mic work leaves something to be desired and he is average at best in the ring. Isn’t he 33 as well? Not exactly young.

      • Cubed56

        Yea he’s 33, almost 34. It’s too bad cause I think he could be an excellent upper mid card guy, and on occasion challenge in the main event picture, but like u said his mic skills are his downfall and he lacks charisma. Being the son of Mr. Perfect is actually hurting him in my opinion.

        • David

          Yeah I think 2nd generation wrestlers who’s fathers weren’t as successful tend to do better than those who were..

          • Cubed56

            Agreed.

          • Xavier

            The problem is when you push these 2nd/3rd generation stars directly in their fathers’ shadows and bill them as the son of so & so. That never works. Guys like Rock & Orton finally got over in a big way when they stopped attaching their daddies names to them. Guys like David Flair were never able to escape that curse. Cody has finally detached himself from his father. Axel is using his dad’s theme music just slightey modified. He’ll never get over that way

          • David

            That’s why I think Bray Wyatt will be a success, I bet most
            people (the non IWC fans) don’t even know he’s IRS’s son.

          • Xavier

            Very good point

  • Gesus Oliver

    Curtis Axel’s character is hurting. I completely blame WWE, Why isn’t this guy facing the likes of RVD, Christian or Orton? He has endless talent and needs a way to elevate himself and that title. Him with Heyman is fantastic, his in ring ability fantastic. He has wins (say what you will) over HHH. I can’t wait to see where he goes. maybe Punk? the fact this wasn’t a squash match is telling what E thinks about his character.

    • Xavier

      It’s not WWE faults. Can’t always blame Vince when the talent doesn’t have the ability to get over. He’s an all around average guy at best who only appears to look decent next to Heyman.

      • Gesus Oliver

        I disagree. The crowd went crazy in Chicago when he won. that momentum went no where. leaving that arena people were talking about him.

        • Xavier

          Okay so that’s one crowd. He hasn’t proven that he can get over in any other arena though. The problem isn’t the booking, the dude lacks charisma IMHO.

          • Gesus Oliver

            Honestly I can’t remember the crowds but he has gotten over. Especially during his stuff with HHH. WWE can’t keep momentum going. It is on him to keep it going but theres only so much you can do. when you fight no bodies no one will care about you.

          • Cubed56

            I agree. But as a heel it shouldn’t matter who you fight, you should at least garner loud boos. He doesn’t do that, all the boos are directed at Heyman, if he were by himself, it would be crickets.

          • Gesus Oliver

            I think he is still finding his character and is being over shadowed by Heyman.

          • Cubed56

            He’s for sure being overshadowed, but it’s only cause of Heyman his character gets any reaction whatsoever.

        • Cubed56

          He was also against miz and Barrett, by default he was the crowd favorite, also. Chicago is typically a heel crowd anyways, aside from whatever punk is at the time.

          • Cubed56

            Alright I have absolutely no problem with someone voting down my opinions, but for the love of god give me a reason why you disagree, I hate when people vote stuff down, but don’t have a reason behind why they disagree.

          • Xavier

            Happens to me all the time, you’ll get use to it lol

          • Cubed56

            No doubt I’ve had it happen alot also, I just can’t stand it, give me a reason, don’t hide behind a down mark and say nothing. It’s like sucker punching someone and then going and telling your friends you beat the crap out of someone who tried to pick a fight with you.

  • Gesus Oliver

    corporate make over? If they shave his beard I will be pissed. Though could be a funny segment. Also DB goes corporate didn’t someone call that earlier?

    • Xavier

      This guy right here lol. I really think he’s gonna turn heel

      • Gesus Oliver

        I never said that? In fact didn’t I say earlier he couldn’t turn heel because he is way to over?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          He meant himself Gesus.

          • Gesus Oliver

            I’m dumb. read that wrong.

  • Scooter

    How many lines did Cena snort before coming out? Hahahaha! Oh yeah and the crowd reaction when he took his shirt off HAD to be added in post!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    When we thought cowardly Ryback couldn’t get worse, he crawls under the ring!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Let’s step joust!

  • Xavier

    This match has been paced very weird. It’s like Cena & Ryback are playing a game of Chess

    • Jesse Sherwood

      And all that are left are pawns and the kings…

  • Gesus Oliver

    I would love to see DB play that Grey “crazy” character with his Yes Chants.

  • Cubed56

    I don’t remember who said it, but I’m agreeing more and more, the seeds are being planted for something fishy between DB and cena such as DB working with Vince, but I hope to god that does not happen.

    • Xavier

      Lol

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Cena snatching the belt back felt… right. Cena and Bryan are both going a bit grey in this feud.

    • Gesus Oliver

      Something special is going to happen.

  • Robert Olley

    WTF is wwe doing with natalya by miles the best diva on the roster yet losing to the bries shouldn’t matter who they are dating.