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Taker, Punk, Cena, Trip and The Rock are there live tonight on RAW!

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Tonight on RAW – Cena says it's a shot at redemption, but The Rock knows he can beat Cena. They're both there live tonight. Cena says his time is now. The Rock says he'll beat Cena again. Then Taker give Punk one chance to save his soul and return the urn. But Punk made it even more personal. Punk says he will beat the streak. Has this dishonorable act sealed Punk's fate?

In Ring Segment

Punk's music and he comes strutting out in his hoodie and black sweats, Heyman in tow, this time holding the urn high. Punk to the ring, Heyman follows holding the urn and smirking. Cole says people think Punk will be the one to break the streak. Heyman motions that he has a tear in his eye, then throws the urn from the apron to Punk in the ring like a football!

Punk puts the urn down in the center of the ring. Punk says, they says Taker's streak will never be beaten. That this Deadman is unstoppable at the grandest stage. They say that this urn feeds him hiis power and is a representation of his spirit. They say a lot of things. Who are they anyway, Paul? Do they know what they are talking about. I don't think they do. I know they don't. Everyone has opinions, but when I speak it's irrefutable fact. Let me explain. Taker, last year at WrestleMania went 20-0. 20 times he came to the ring and dispatched his opponent. It should have ended with Trip, HBK and Taker skipping off arm in arm. But Taker ruined it by coming out on his show and pointing to his sign. But now his storybook career is being rewritten by the best in the world.

Heyman claps and agrees. "ECW!" chants.

Punk grabs the urn and says to blame Taker, it's his fault. He didn't take the urn to disrespect Bearer, but because of what it means to Taker, but it means nothing to Punk, like the streak. Punk drops the urn and gets serious heat for it. Punk goes on to say Taker's a man who doesn't possess anything that Punk wants. The streak is Taker's, but Punk will break it. Now he has something Taker wants and is at a disadvantage. He's scared. Him coming back against anyone else would have been fine. He could have gone 30-0 or 50-0, but I'm Punk. No one in the world is smarter or better than me. No one will beat me at WrestleMania. I am the one in 20-1. so here I am Philadelphia. I'm waiting for the lights to go out and the magic words, rest in peace. Rest is something I've never been afforded, and peace is something I've never had. Taker, at WrestleMania, you and your perfect record will rest... in... peace.


Lights are out. GONG!

The lights come up and Taker is there attacking Punk in the ring. The urn bounces around, Heyman recovers, tucks it like a football and runs. Punk gets away and joins Heyman on the stage. Punk is all smiles as he juggles the urn. Taker runs his thumb across his throat, rolls his eyes and sticks out his tongue.


Another short Fandango promo, he will be on next.


Fandango vs ?

Fandango and his female dancer come out. He's in yellow and purple and glitter and sparkles. His outline above the ring fires up. In the ring Fandango grabs a mic and gets some solid heat. Fandango can't get through his own name before Jericho's music hits.

Jericho runs into the ring, tackles Fandango, then on him with chops. Fandango runs the ropes, catches himself and slides from the ring.

Fandango backs up the ramp with his female dancer yelling, What's my name?

Jericho vs Ziggler

Ziggler comes out with AJ and Big E. Jericho will be facing Ziggler now rather than later.

Jericho circles, but then tackled Ziggler and on him with blows. Ziggler runs the ropes into a big back elbow. Snap suplex on Ziggler. Jericho seems to have a black eye as he kicks Ziggler, but Ziggler back with blows on Jericho. "Y2J!" chants. Jericho runs the ropes, grabs Ziggler for the walls, but Ziggler kicks out. Jericho climbs, cross body for two. Jericho calls for pop from the fans with a hand to his ear.


Chinlock on Jericho on the mat. During the commercial Big E pulled Jericho feet out from under him. Ziggler with a big drop kick on Jericho for two. Ziggler stalks, then thrusts his hips as Jericho who gets to his feet, and eats a splash in the corner. Chops back and forth between the two, but then Jericho is caught in an abdominal stretch. Jericho elbows free, then hip toss on Ziggler. Shoulder tackles on Ziggler. Jericho sent over the top, lands on the apron and climbs. Double ax handle. Jericho whipped, gets a foot up, drop kick to Big E on the apron, but a big DDT on Jericho for two. Both are down.

Ziggler after the sleeper, but Jericho holds the ropes. Jericho tries for the walls, Ziggler flings Jericho off. Jericho grabs Ziggler again and locks on the walls. Ziggler taps out!

Winner – Jericho (8:54)

From behind Big E takes Jericho down. Big E gets Jericho up and hits the 5 count. AJ bounces into the ring and raises Ziggy's hand. They head up the ramp and Fandango and his dancer are out. He lifts her up on the apron, he bounces over the top rope and they dance a bit. Fandango sends her out of the ring and he attacks Jericho, the whole time yelling, Say my name! ""You can't wrestle!" chants from the fans. Jericho chops at Fandango, but then Fandango drops him. Fandango up top and hits his interesting and unique leg drop. Fandango on his knees over Jericho say, it's Fahn-danh-goh! Video recap of Big E's attack and then Fandango's attack on Jericho! Fandango and his girl dance on the stage and she drops into a split before he lifts her back to her feet.


Backstage Segment

Striker shows video of his Smackdown match to Sheamus where he got into it with Big Show. The Shield didn't make it into the ring. Striker asks about his issues with Big Show. Sheamus says that he realized that WrestleMania... The Shield attacks Sheamus and beats him down on the floor. A chair swings in on Rollins, but he's beaten down. Big Show appears and cleans house. The Shield flees as Orton and Sheamus on the floor. Big Show pulls them to their feet. Everyone glares a bit.

In Ring Segment

Henry to the ring.


WWE Rewind

Two weeks ago on Smackdown Henry facing Ryback, the The Shield attacked. Henry attacked Ryback after he was beaten down. Henry hit three WSSs.

2 On 1 Handicap Match – Henry vs Usos

Henry is still pacing in the ring, glaring. Usos are in the ring.

Henry tosses one Uso around, then he tags out. The other into Henry and kicked down. Drop kick to Henry, then the other hits back kick. A back kick, then a splash from an Uso for two. One Usos tossed from the ring. The other takes a clothesline the way his father used to – flipping through the air. WSS and Henry gets three.

Winner – Henry (1:38)

Henry leaves the ring, but then sees the Uso outside. He's sent back into the ring and Henry follows. Henry yells at him to get up! Henry pulls him up and hits a WSS on him. Henry yells, That's what I do! Henry then walks to the first Uso, pulls him up and hits another WSS. "Feed me more!" chants from the fans grow. Henry splashes the second Uso. Henry leaves the ring glaring at everyone in sight. Henry yells smack at the fans as he heads up the ramp, sweating the whole way.


Cesaro vs ADR

Cesaro to the ring in what appears to be a new Cesaro t-shirt! Justin starts to introduce ADR, but Ricardo comes out on crutches and says his legs might be weak, but his voice is strong. As he starts saying ADR's name, a crutch slides. He fixes it and finishes. ADR out and walks to the ring slowly with Ricardo. Cesaro looks as his wrist looking annoyed at how slow they are heading to the ring.

Cesaro on ADR's left arm. Arm bar, but ADR fights back in like. ADR into the ropes and Cesaro breaks. Big upper cut on ADR, then elbow drop for two. Cesaro with a headlock on ADR. ADR punches free, but takes a knee to the gut. ADR comes back with clotheslines and a tilt-a-whirl back breaker on Cesaro. Zeb out and distracts ADR. Cesaro uses this and attacks ADR. ADR whipped, but gets Cesaro over the top. Head butt from Cesaro to ADR's jaw! Cesaro climbs and ADR pulls Cesaro's legs out. ADR climbs and hits a big superplex on Cesaro. Both men are down.

Swagger is suddenly there and tosses Ricardo into the stairs. Swagger drags Ricardo off by his broken ankle into the time keeper's area. Ricardo's ankle into the barricade. ADR out of the ring and attacks Swagger. They fight through the fans, a beautiful back kick from ADR, but then the bell and ADR is counted out.

Winner Cesaro via Count Out (3:23)

Swagger flees as ADR goes back to Ricardo and helps him. Cesaro celebrates in the ring. The doctor is working on Ricardo and ADR sees Cesaro celebrating. ADR in, pulls Cesaro from the corner and works him over. In the center of the ring ADR locks on his cross arm breaker. Cesaro taps, but to no help. ADR lets go and goes back to his bestie by announce. Video recap of Swagger's attack on Ricardo, then ADR's attack on Swagger.


Recap of Punk in the ring with the urn to start the show, including him dropping the urn and calling out Taker. GONG! Then Taker is there and attacking Punk, but Punk and Heyman flee with the urn.

Backstage Segment

Team Hell No are heading for the ring.



The Rock won a Kid's Choice Award for Favorite Male Butt Kicker and was slimed.

Prime Time Players vs Team Hell No

Prime Time Players are in the ring. Fire erupts and out comes Team Hell No, Bryan yelling "NO!" the whole way. In t ring Kane calls fire from all four.

Kane kicks on O'Neil, then a back elbow for one. Bryan tags in and they double team O'Neil. Bryan on O'Neil with kicks yelling "NO!" the whole time. Kane tags in and whips Bryan at O'Neil, then a big right from Kane for two. O'Neil fights back with blows, Young tags in and they double stomp Kane, but Kane comes back with blows on Young. Bryan tags in and they double hip toss. Knee drop on Young for two.

Ziggler, Big E and AJ to the stage.

Bryan with more "NO!" kicks, but Young comes back with a big belly-to-belly! O'Neil tags in and on Bryan with stomps and blows. A big upper cut from the barking O'Neil. Young tags in. O'Neil lifts Young and slams him onto Bryan for two. Gut wrench on Bryan on the mat. Bryan to his feet and elbows, then knees to get free. Bryan with a big clothesline on Young, then Kane tags in. knee to Young's gut, boot to his face, then big drop kick to Young's face. Young whipped but gets a foot up. Young out into a big boot for two.

Young wiggles free of Kane and on him with blows, but into a sidewalk slam, but O'Neil breaks the pin attempt. Bryan pulls the rope down and O'Neil falls out. Kane on O'Neil, then Bryan off the apron onto O'Neil. Chokeslam on Young for three.

Winners – Team Hell No (4:39)

Bryan motions for them to come to the ring, but Ziggler yells smack down at them.

Announce Segment

The Shield will all fight tonight. Trip will talk about his WrestleMania match.



Recap of almost the entire contract signing last Monday.

In Ring Segment

Triple H out to the ring looking really pissed off, water bottle in hand, leather jacket, t-shirt and jeans. Trip does his normal spitting thing on the apron, then into the ring to pose on the opposite corner. Trip has a mic and says, for the first time ever he's going to WrestleMania where he loses he can't compete in this ring again. His career is over. If you go to the ring thinking your career might not be over when facing Brock, then your career is over. But he's had a 20 year career where every night he fights like his life depends on it. If Heyman thinks he's made this grand coup by backing him into a wall, by painting him into a corner then he's mistaken. Brock, I have advice for you. Show up at WrestleMania like your career is on the line. Come to fight like your life depends on it because it very well night. I'm not coming to wrestle or fight, I'm coming to kick your ass! Trip drops the mic and leaves the ring. Barrett's music hits and he comes down the ramp. Barrett motions with his head to Trip to get out of there, to go. Barrett motions with his thumb for Trip to get out of there. Trip kicks Barrett (in the slats?) and leaves him laying on the bottom of the ramp as he walks up the ramp and out.


Barrett vs Miz

Barrett is in the ring squatting in a corner recovering from what King calls a low blow from Trip. Miz to the ring. Video highlights from their Triple Threat Match with Jericho. Miz almost won, but Barrett pulled it out.

Miz ducks Barrett and hits an inverted atomic drop on Barrett and Miz tries for the fig 4, but Barrett flees the ring. Barrett back in to more inverted atomic drops. Barrett flees the ring again. Barrett back into the ring. Barrett on Miz with kicks, then whips Miz who can't float over but lands on the apron. Miz across the corner and kicked. Barrett on Miz's back with forearms, then a high knee to the gut of Miz still across the corner. Barrett gets two on Miz.

Chinlock on Miz on the mat. Miz up and elbows free. Miz reverses and rolls Barrett up for two. Back breaker, but Barrett avoids the neck breaker. Miz then elevates Barrett over the top and out hard. Miz with the ax handle on Barrett out there. Barrett rolled in, Miz in after him for two.


Barrett pins Miz for two. During the break Barrett threw Miz into the barricade. Miz in the ropes, then send outside the hard way. Barrett out and back Miz into the apron back first. Miz rolled in, Barrett pins for two. Miz's arms wrenched back, a knee in Miz's back. Miz whipped, but gets an elbow up. Miz with a drop toe hold so Barrett eats the top buckle. Miz on Barrett with lefts, then a flying forearm and a running knee. Miz's clothesline in a corner, and Miz climbs. Double ax handle for two.

Miz beats the mat in frustration. Barrett free of the SCF, then hits winds of change for two. Barrett is frustrated. Miz counters Barrett, trips him and goes for the fig 4, but Barrett pins Miz for two. Miz takes Barrett's legs out and goes for the fig 4, but is kicked shoulder first into the post. Barrett pins for two. Back kick to a kneeling Miz's head for two.

Barrett readies his elbow, loads it up. Miz ducks, rolls Barrett up for a long two. Miz then hangs Barrett up top, right in the slats. Fig 4 and Barrett taps out.

Winner – Miz (12:06)

Miz looks a bit rocked, but still standing. Video recap of Barrett getting crotched on the rope, then the fig 4. Miz stares out at Barrett on the floor.

Backstage Segment

I need you to be focused. I need you to have your mental faculties.

I need you to stop the I needs!

Kane says they're fine.

Bryan says against Prime Time Players they are, not against Ziggler and Big E, and AJ outside. She's the one who will cause all the problems.

Bryan says Kane's not over her.

Kane says Bryan isn't over her. AJ left him at the altar!

Kaitlyn shows up and says AJ screwed them all over, move on.

Bryan says AJ isn't going after her Title at WrestleMania.

No, I tried to get her to drop the troll of a boyfriend – you! (AJ appears behind them all.) This is a new AJ, the wheel is spinning, but the hamster's dead. Beady eyed, Mad as a hatter, four quarters short of a dollar certifiably crazy...

AAAARRRRRG! AJ attacks Kaitlyn from behind and really beats her down.


Announce Segment

Cole talks about Superstars for Sandy Relief.

Khali & Gabriel & Ryder vs The Shield

Khali, Gabriel and Ryder in the ring. The Shield out through the crowd to face them. Video recap of The Shield attacking Sheamus, then Orton, but Big Show cleans up the mess.

Rollins on Khali with blows. Khali slaps him down, then backs him into the face corner for a chest slap. Ryder in, whipped, gets his feet up, but then Rollins beats Ryder down. Ambrose tags in and on Ryder with blows. Knee to Ryder's gut. More blows on Ryder, then a drop kick on Ryder against the ropes. Ambrose holds Ryder and tags Reigns. Ryder comes out into a huge clothesline! Ryder lifted by his head and tossed into a corner. Reigns stomps Ryder down in that corner. Ryder comes back with a back elbow and tags out.

Gabriel in and on Reigns, but Ambrose with a blind tag and a big clothesline on Gabriel. Rollins tags in and off the top onto Gabriel held in a surfboard type hold for three.

Winner – The Shield (2:36)

Khali in and tries to fight them all down, but they took his legs out. They stomp Khali down, then triple bomb Khali to the mat. Khali slowly rolls out as The Shield puts fists together in a show of solidarity.

Sheamus' music and he comes to the stage. Orton out and they come down together. The Shield wants them until Big Show appears over by announces and The Shield backs up together. Sheamus, Orton and Big Show in and The Shield attacks. Orton on Rollins, Sheamus on Ambrose, Big Show on Reigns. Big body drop on Rollins who rolls out to his team. The Shield flees through the crowd, seething as Big Show's music plays. Sheamus, Orton and Big Show celebrate in the ring, then look at the WrestleMania sign.

Announce Segment

King talks about Cena and The Rock later. Cole then sets up for video of Fandango attacking Jericho after Jericho's match, and dancing over him, then dropping that unique leg drop of his.

Backstage Segment

Jericho comes from Vickie's office. Josh asks what they discussed. Jericho says when you've been in the WWE as long as he has, he becomes a target. He's done so much, been Champ. Fandango has attacked him twice, but it means nothing. But because of Vickie, Fandango gets his shot at Jericho at WrestleMania! Now that the bullseye is on Fandango's forehead, he will never, ever, be the same, a-gain!

In Ring Segment

Here we are in the city of Brotherly Love. A city that is famous for greasy sandwiches, and a stadium that has a prison inside of it. Silence! Fear not, because tonight Rhodes Scholars has a gift for all of you. Avert your eyes so your not blinded by the dazzling incandescence of Brie and Nikki, the Bellas! The four head to the ring together



Punk facing Taker and the streak at WrestleMania in two weeks.

Team Rhodes Scholars vs Funkasaurus & Sweet T

Funkasaurus and Sweet T dancing in the ring, then there pyro.

"Albert!" chants. Clay takes Sandow down. Sweet T tags in and they double team Sandow. Sweet T rushes Sandow, but misses. Sandow taken down, but Sweet T's back splash misses. Rhodes on Sweet T, then tags Sandow in and they double team. Sandow pins Sweet T for two. Rhodes tags in and and stomps Sweet T, then on with a sort of abdominal stretch. Rhodes to a corner, then clotheslined. Clay in and cheap shot on Sandow, then a rough suplex on Rhodes. Clay splashes Rhodes in a corner. Rhodes rolls out, then Bellas tend to him, then the Dactyls attack. In the ring a disaster kick on Clay for three as Sweet T pulls the Dactyls off the Bellas.

Winners – Rhodes Scholars (2:29)


About the making of GI Joe, with actors and others talking about the coolness of it all.

Backstage Segment

Ryback heading for the ring.


WWE Slam of the Week

Ryback and Henry faced off on Smackdown. Meathook took Henry down and Ryback called "Feed me more!"

Ryback vs 3MB

3MB in the ring playing air instruments. Ryback out to face them. Ryback in and all three step back a bit, in unison.

3MB confer, but we hear "Feed me more!" Slater in with Ryback, but Ryback tries to attack the other two. A Thesz Press on Slater and then a splash. Slater rolls and tags in McIntyre. McIntyre slammed into a corner, then chopped. Shoulder blocks, then Slater knocked from the apron, Mahal from the apron, but a SICK big boot from McIntyre! Mahal tags in and stomps Ryder. Slater in with blows on Ryback. Knee knocks Ryder down. Slater pins for two, but a big kick out.

Front facelock on Ryback as they replay McIntyre's big move. McIntyre tags in and on Ryback for two. An arm hold and pulling at Ryback's face, but Ryback up and slams McIntyre free. Mahal tags in with a high knee for two. Mahal stomps Ryback. Slater tags in and is whipped at Slater. Ryback moves and Ryback on Mahal. Ryback takes out McIntyre and Mahal. Slater on Ryback, but Ryback blocks Slater in a rough way. Spine busters on Slater, then Mahal. Ryback gets Mahal and Slater up and marches. Shellshocked for three.

Winner – Ryback (4:07)

Video recap of Ryback's high points in the match. "Feed me Mark Henry!" from Ryback into the camera. On Smackdown Ryback and Henry will have a weightlifting competition.


Recap of Swagger 'breaking' Ricardo's ankle last week. Earlier Swagger showed up and attacked Ricardo again, but ADR fought back and kicked Swagger's jaw in a big way. Cole says that Ricardo's suffered a setback, but great that Ricardo was wearing that cast.

Backstage Segment

AJ skipping along and heading for the ring.


AJ vs Kaitlyn

AJ skips out in short shirts and a black boob shirt with skulls. Kaitlyn out in black pants and a black sheer top over a black bra top, Divas belt in hand. Video recap of Kaitlyn talking up AJ's craziness, then AJ attacked earlier.

AJ looks all smiles, buckle tackles her. AJ whipped and comes out into a back elbow. AJ whipped and hits the mat. AJ whipped again. AJ hugs the ropes, but then comes back with a slap, then another one. AJ pushed to run the ropes and into a really stiff clothesline! Kaitlyn gets AJ up, then a gut buster. AJ rolls out, but Kaitlyn out and kicks AJ in the gut. Kaitlyn rushes AJ, but she side steps and Kaitlyn hits the barricade in a sick way! AJ into the ring, all smiles and giddy. She lolls on her stomach on the mat watching Kaitlyn who can't get back into the ring within the count of ten.

Winner – AJ via Count Out (2:01)

Video recap of the high points of the match. AJ skips her way up the ramp, Kaitlyn is pissed.


Announce Segment

Cole says it's official that Sheamus, Orton and Big Show will face The Shield at WrestleMania.

In Ring Segment

King is in the ring. He says at WrestleMania, the match between The Rock and Cena will make history. They will answer the question about who will be Champ. But tonight they will answer questions from Hall of Famers and Superstars. Out comes Booker T to King talking him up going into the Hall of Fame. Booker T is all smiles. Out comes Foley (in a suit – sort of), also getting a great Hall of Fame push from King. Dusty Rhodes comes out to join them – Hall of Fame Class of 2007. Handshakes and hugs all around the ring. Bret Hart comes out – Hall of Fame Class of 2006.


In Ring Segment

The Hall of Famers are sitting at a table. King announces the WWE Champion, The Rock! The Rock comes out to the stage, one side, then the other, then to the ring patting a child on the head on his way by. The Rock poses on a corner with the belt. The Rock shakes hands and hugs everyone on the Hall of Fame panel and King. The Rock sets up his belt on his podium and paces. King them announces Cena. Cena out shaking hands with a couple kids, then into the ring. Cena shakes hands with the Hall of Famers then looks at the WrestleMania sign and poses with his music.

King says that each of the Legends will ask one a question, they can respond, then the other can. Foley is first.

Foley says it's an honor to be on a panel with these Superstars. He teamed with The Rock at WrestleMania XX. He lost that match and felt regret for costing The Rock what they thought would be The Rock's last WrestleMania match. He felt a weight off his shoulders when Cena lost last year. Are you prepared to live with the type of regret that could accompany another lost this year at WrestleMania?

"Cena sucks!" chants.

Cena says there's no mistaking that April 7th will be a historic day for the WWE. If I win or lose, it will change the face of the WWE forever. I win I get satisfaction, the WWE Championship and redemption, if you asked me last year, I said losing wasn't an option and I lost. Losing is a very real option. Foley wants to talk regret? He will make Foley feel how he would if he lost. Donovan McNabb. (heat) Donovan McNabb. (heat) Statistically the greatest quarterback to ever wear an Eagles uniform, but Mick, listen to those in his own city remember him. Why? Because he couldn't win the big one. Philadelphia fans love their teams and deserve someone who can win the big one. Same for the WWE 'Universe' and look to the man who can win the big one. If I lose on April, 7th, I will carry like McNabb. I will carry that disdain everywhere. I may be good, but can't win the big one. That's one hell of a lot of regret, but The Rock know nothing of failure. Well, not yet, but he soon will.

"Boring!" chants.

"Rocky!" chants.

The Rock looks around and says, I don't know about failuyre? I know about failure. Let The Rock tell you something. When I was 23 I was so broke I had to get a mattress from a dumpster, from the back of an hourly motel. And I can't begin to tell you all the fun things that were soaked into that mattress I had to sleep on. A year later I got my big break, but tore my knee up. I was sent home. But I worked my ass off and came back. I came back to the WWE 'Universe' and I said just give me a mic. Two years later The Rock was the youngest WWE Champ, headlining WrestleMania right here. And The Rock has to says something and that's Finally, The Rock has come back to Philadelphia! The Rock came back to Philadelphia the youngest WWE Champ, riding high at that time. WWE Championship in one hand and Pat's cheesesteak in the other! (pop) What happened that night The Rock had his ass kicked by SCSA! I sat alone in that locker room thinking about that failure, but was going to work hard and come back as the greatest of all time. Those failures made me into the man I am today, and the man I am today is going to whip your ass at WrestleMania!

"Cena sucks!" chants.

"Rocky!" chants

King says the next question is from Bret Hart.

You're both good friends to me, but I gotto say it pained me that you both got overtaken by bad blood last year. It almost became a Bret Hart Shawn Michaels kind of thing. Looking at you right now I can see something has changed. I want to know and the 'Universe' want to know, what changed?

The Rock says he'll tell you what happened. Two guys went at it wanting to be the best. No cheap shots, just two guys going at it. After he beat Cena, Cena didn't bitch, didn't moan, took it like a man. I respect that.

Cena says I started all this when I called The Rock out in an interview years ago. The Rock said he loves the WWE, and I simply said prove it. And he did. He came back to WrestleMania 27, then defeated me at WrestleMania 28. It was billed as once in a lifetime because I thought that The Rock picked his hometown and opponent and would walk off into the sunset and we wouldn't see him, hence once in a lifetime. But the next day, the guy who says he loves the WWE and proves it saying he won't stop until he's WWE Champ which he is now. The Rock you've proven your love to the WWE. The number of times they've hung out since WrestleMania, a staggering zero. The Rock, damn it I respect you and appreciate you saying I took my loss like a man, and in 14 days we'll see how you take yours.

King hands it to Booker T.

Booker T says he's the only one who's been in the ring with both of them. It's not a question, I just think it's pretty cool. John, you say that you think you can beat The Rock, but why? Everyone want to know why you gonna beat Rock at WrestleMania?

Cena looks at Booker T, then at the fans and looks a bit pissy taking off his hat. Cena says, because I have to. That's it, because I have to! Cena wipes a tear.

Because you have to? That's it? Because you have to? What kind of shallow weak answer is that? Biggest match of your life? Why don't you wipe a monkey's ass with, I have to? Why don't you tell everyone the truth about why you have to beat me. Rip yourself open! Tell the truth!

Because you didn't beat me! You didn't beat me! You can't beat me! I beat me! (heat) That's the first time I've said it publicly, but it's fact. I get caught up in one personal moment. I come out here every single week. Some like me, some don't, it's fine. (bigger heat) Every single week for ten years I come out here and half of them are over here, and half are over here, and I just go along for the ride! You are the only person who has every clouded my judgment to make a stupid decision. King, you were there. I watched it back a hundred times, I had your ass beat! You threw every Ace you had at me – rock bottom, people's elbow – not enough! You gave the best you got, had you down and out, but what better way to beat him in his hometown than using his stupid move? (Cena is seething) One time you personally got in the way of the easiest decision of my life. That is never going to happen again. This year at WrestleMania, I step into the ring with you and do it my way on my terms because I know! You want a reason, here's your reason, I know! I know I am better than The Rock! And much more importantly, The Rock knows I'm better than The Rock!

The Rock says, here's what I do know. If you had me beat, you would have beaten me, but you didn't. King you were there, Cena threw everything you had. Before the people's elbow you threw an AA, I kicked out and left you speechless. Speechless still beat you 1-2-3. In front of these Legends of this business who I love, and admire and respect, there's one more Legend who I wanted to be just like him. He has a saying and I'm going to quote him, "To be the man,woooo, you've got to beat the man." John Cena you can't beat the man, because you are not the man! With all due respect Dusty, and you know I got The People's Elbow from the Bionic Elbow, with all due respect, between us, the rest of our lives, you will never, and The Rock means ever, be the man.

Dusty says, that's what I'm talking about. Y'all need to take those gloves off. WrestleMania ain't about respect, it's about winning and losing. There ain't no guarantees in this business, none. You don't always get what you want, and what you want, ain't always what you get. Let me ask you this question, what do you want? What do you guys really want on April 7th.

I want to win the big one. Not only win the big one, I want to dominate The Rock. I want The Rock to be looking up at the open air, and look at this ball cap wearing punk who he said should never have been in an Attitude Era, belongs. And not only that The Rock will realize that I am better... than... The Rock. What I want is to do to The Rock what he did to me, hand him a loss so devastating that it will haunt him for the rest of his life. That, is what I want.

Haunt me for the rest of my life. Who do you think you're talking to? I'm not wired that way. These aren't just words on a shirt, I live this. Because I live this I'll wake up the morning after WrestleMania still WWE Champ, but you will wake up stuffing your face with Fruity Pebbles asking yourself why? Why you couldn't get the job done again. You bring it like no one else in that locker room, that's why we're going to WrestleMania. You want to prove The Rock wrong? Prove The Rock wrong. You want to prove them wrong? Prove them wrong at WrestleMania. Better than that, how about you prove me wrong right now?

The Rock steps up a bit.

King tries to calm it all down.

Off comes Cena's shirt.

King tries to calm them.

Off comes the dog tags. Cena steps up. Cena waves his hand in front of his face, his top lip curled up like back in the day when he was a heel. The Rock pushes Cena's chest, Cena gets The Rock up for an FU. The Rock gets free and hits a rock bottom! The Rock looks down at Cena, talks smack, robotically waves his hand in front of his own face, then makes an improper gesture with his hand cutting at his elbow and the other hand coming up (but no middle finger). Trip steps over, grabs his belt and leaves the ring. Cena is left struggling to sit up, looking like he's been beaten down. Then Cena's eyes clear and he looks up the ramp at The Rock who is standing there yelling smack back down at him. Cena gets that petulant little boy who's lost it all look. The Rock give his 'just bring it' hand motion as RAW fades out.

Biggest pop
The Rock
Legends – Booker T, Foley, Rhodes & Hart

Biggest heat
The Shield

Sorry the ending of the show was a bit slow, but I know most of you would rather I get segments like this word for word, nuance for nuance, than just gloss over it. Writing what The Rock and Cena say is some of the hardest to follow and write, and I thank you for both sticking with me, WNW and the "Open Thread" Watch Party!


  • Hello? Is anyone here?

    • im here

    • Jimmy

      Yep, waiting to see if The Rock will make an appearance because the Cena vs Rock match is not in the fore-front in the build up to WM, i probably would have forgot that they are having a match if it wasn’t for so many recap videos.

      • It is pretty bad that the match that is supposed to be the premier match on the card is turning into an afterthought due to The Rock’s booking schedule. WWE and The Rock have really dropped the ball.

    • Isaac

      I thought this would be like the chats for the PPVs. Was I mistaken?

  • hello

    • Hi! I’m not sitting around talking to myself. Though I will have to get writing very soon.

  • Rick

    I’m here!!

  • BrooksOglesby

    Hi everyone, welcome! Before the show starts, do you have any ideas of what to expect tonight? Maybe hoping for The Rock or Fandango to do something physical? Personally, I’m hoping for a United States Championship match to be made.

    • I’m hoping that we will see something involving a US Title match set-up tonight, but with the way WWE has been running the shows lately, I doubt it will happen. An even better set-up would be to start a quick spin-up for a Unification match, like I described in the Breakdown this past weekend.

    • Cesaro will be competing next against ADR. Nope I doubt we’ll be seeing a US title match at WM.

  • I’m hoping that Sandow doesn’t lose a 10th match in a row.

    • Leo

      I don’t understand the booking in WWE sometimes

    • Agreed. Or Cesaro losing yet again.

  • Rick

    I think rock and Cena have to get a little physical tonight since it doesn’t have the same fire as last year

    • Rock and Cena have to do something, it’s stale.

    • pat


  • Matt Hartzell

    I really enjoy the live chat during the ppv, so hopefully this is a similar experience!

  • Hey guys whats up hope you all enjoy Monday Night Raw tonight

  • Fandango needs to have a match already

    • I disagree, I think he needs to wait for Mania. He’s building great heat.

      • I agree with Kendra. As Raw kept going throughout the night, by the time Fandango had that segment with Chris Jericho backstage… he had more heat then Brock Lesnar.

  • Hope Fandango/Rock have an exchange like Y2J/Fandango last week. Also agree, hope Rock/Cena get’s more intense tonight

  • I am hoping Fandango gets into something, but not a real match. That should wait for Mania.

    I also hope The Rock doesn’t get long winded because he’s really tough to keep up with.

  • Cena should get the ol’ rock bottom

  • Did any of you enjoy the promo between Cena and the PTP last week. I thought it was a bit cringeworthy for my taste. Don’t know if it was just me. It started out ok but it meandered quite a lot

    • I thought O’Neil showed promise. He’s great on mic and they need to push that more.

      • Leo

        It really showed when he was commentary that one week..wash rags lol

      • Titus was entertaining during the promo but I don’t know I just thought it began to drag on a bit too much. If PTP were to break up Titus would be the one benefiting from a singles push rather than Daren

    • It was ghastly in my book. But Titus has shown great work in the past, I just wish he wasn’t so bad in the ring!

  • I’d like to see Punk do something dastardly with the Urn

    • Eloy

      Like…. PEE IN IT?

  • shwo

    im here

  • Leo

    Sooo who wants Ziggler for a clean win tonight? I do!

    • Jimmy

      Definitely thinks its time for a clean Ziggler win, he is the future champ right.

    • As long as he has an entourage, it won’t happen. But I do agree that he needs a clean win. But at least he is on a 5 win streak!

  • Win

    I only have a Twitter page…Am I not invited?!

    • BrooksOglesby

      Everyone’s invited! Of course, Vince might not like it if you don’t have a Twitter, Tout, GetGlue, and everything else.

      • Win

        I clicked on the watch party, it keeps sending me to Facebook.

        • The Party is here! The link up top is to the Facebook page advertising it.

  • The “will he or won’t he” with the MITB needs to end Ziggler needs a decent run as champ

  • JakShowtime

    So is this particularly different than the live coverage WNW usually does…?

    • Not really, we’re just pushing the conversation more, like we hang out during the Live Blogs. Trying something new.

      • JakShowtime

        Ah, gotcha.

        So why not use the Live Blog?

        • JakShowtime

          I mean, this is fun too, just wondering. 🙂

  • I want to see Cena turn Heel

    • Everyone does

    • Leo

      Never gonna happen lol I just can’t see it

      • I know because Cena is McMahon’s little puppet that can do no wrong

    • BrooksOglesby

      I say this every year, but I really think it could happen soon. Like ’em or not, WWE has plenty of guys to be top faces right now (The Rock, Ryback, Sheamus, Orton, Jericho, etc.), so they could afford to give Cena a much-needed change. The few shows and PPVs where he didn’t appear showed that he’s not as crucial as WWE thinks. Cena turning heel is one of the biggest things they can do if they want mainstream attention and old fans tuning in again.

      • Leo

        Besides put possibly ending the streak i think a Cena heel turn would be the biggest thing to happen in a while

        • Leo


  • Cesaro deserves to have an epic match at Wrestlemania in order to restore some credibility to the idiotic way in which creative have been booking him

    • Jimmy

      Cesaro and Sandow and Rhodes and Ziggler. The upper mid-card heels are being buried at this point. and those names i threw out are arguably going to be the best heels later this year.

      • BrooksOglesby

        If only there was some multi-man gimmick match that used to be a great part of WrestleMania that they could all be used in….

      • Ziggler is on the rebound, at least. But Sandow, Rhodes, and Cesaro have been on the receiving end of the WrestleMania curse in my opinion. Here’s hoping their fortunes turn after it passes.

        • Michael

          RHODES and Sandow are going to end up feuding with Rhodes turning face over Katlin and the twins. Ziggler is going to get a world title run for how long is anybodies guest.

    • shwo

      couldn’t agree more

  • Jimmy

    Think i want to happen tonight:
    1. Have Cena & Rock to something other than just cut a promo.
    2. Have Ziggler, Sandow and Cesaro be in a match and hopefully win.
    3. Take Punk vs Taker to a new level.

  • PUNK!

    • BEST IN THE WORLD 20-1

      • Jimmy


        • Punk has the most to gain from ending the streak if Undertaker was to lose at Wrestlemania would that end his Hall Of Fame chance NO but if Punk wins he has the most to gain 424 days as champion plus ending the Streak, would punch Punk’s fame even more

          • Jimmy

            Let me ask you something, if Punk were to defeat the Undertaker, that match should be the main event. Right or wrong?

          • Right, however we all know that the Money Man Rock who doesn’t give a crap about anyone of the fans and all he cares about is the money. So he will make his match the main event

          • Jimmy

            Very true, but i just don’t think they should give the win to Punk because Punk even said himself that theres nothing left in the WWE that interests him, the only thing he has left to do if main event WM. If Punk is going over it HAS to be the main event no matter what. Anything less will be disrespectful to Punk, Taker and the fans. So Punk goes over and he leaves aswell because he’s accomplished everything. So what would the point of the win be?

  • Hi everyone!

  • Eloy

    So is this the Live feed party???

  • I think

  • Do you guys think Barrett and Miz are heading for a showdown at Wrestlemania. Dead Man Down vs The Marine 3 ?

    • Leo

      That would be….awful

      • JakShowtime

        Together, they almost have a movie

  • Rich

    So is the stuff between Taker and Punk going to stay good and uncomfortable?

  • Leo

    Looking forward to punk taker more than Cena rock II

  • Hey if Punk reportedly takes his time off at Mania, do you think that he would return at Extreme Rules or at Payback in front of his home crowd

    • Is Payback taking place in Chicago? If that’s the case, I expect he’d be back as soon as Extreme Rules so that he can be advertised for a major match at Payback

    • I hope if Punk does take some time off, that he will take at least 3 months, as he really needs to let these injuries he’s staking up to have some time to heal.

  • OH YES

  • Undertaker cheapshot Punk there but who still has the urn The Best in the World

  • Finally! The Undertaker gets active!

  • Michael

    I’m already tired of Fandango and could care less when he wrestles.

    • I agree does anyone think Fandango could get me my tickets for Ironman 3

    • At least he is finally getting a crowd reaction! He is a good in-ring performer, from what I saw in NXT, and while I feel his gimmick has a short shelf life, I do think it is doing what it needs to for the short term.

  • We are only getting more talk from Cena and Rock tonight. This is getting as old as the build did last year.

  • The Breaker

    I’m a little surprised that Taker got his hands on Punk! Always cool to see Taker appear in the ring like that though.

  • Rich

    I hate myself for how entertained I am by Fandango.

  • Nice to see Undertaker get a bit of action in but that will be it, it will be interesting to see how they build the Wrestlemania programs tonight but i feel the Undercard will just appear on the night without any build at all

  • If Khali is on Raw we RIOT!!

    • Jimmy

      Let the RIOT begin

  • Faaaan-daaaaan-ggoooooo!

  • calebraves

    crystal ball- Fandango does not compete because his name is mispronounced…..

  • Y2J vs. Fandango at Wrestlemania is now set

  • Im actually excited for this match at Mania

  • The Breaker

    Fandango’s gimmick has a bigger budget than any I’ve seen in a while.

    • JakShowtime

      I’m surprised how much I’m actually enjoying it

    • At least they are showing that they are backing him. But the last big backing they did like this was Tensai, and we saw where that went!

  • That was a great pop for Y2J! And Ziggler vs. Y2J? Yes, please!

    • Jimmy

      Thats a PPV caliber match on free TV. WINNING!!!

  • Rich

    Would someone please give Big E Langston a singlet with some shorts?

    • He did have one, and I wish that he would go back to it!

  • BrooksOglesby

    Perfect delayed gratification with Fandango. That pop that Jericho got for tackling Fandango was awesome, and it’ll be even better at WrestleMania when he’s in a full match. I can’t believe such a hilariously bad gimmick is so entertaining. The fact that he got a gimmick like this so over is awesome.

    • JakShowtime

      Exactly my thoughts

    • calebraves

      Agreed Jericho can work with anyone but what are your thoughts on giving a newcomer like Fandango a match at Wrestlemania. Does he deserve it yet?

      • BrooksOglesby

        I don’t know if he deserves it, but I’m sure he can handle it. He’s been in WWE developmental since 2006, so I’m not worried about him being green or anything. On a card that’s so stacked with part-time talent, I don’t really mind giving an up-and-comer a spot, especially with a guy like Jericho, who is a pro at getting people over.

        • calebraves

          Agreed good point! but still there is a lot of talent that does not have mania spots yet.

          • Jimmy

            Very true, what happens to Cesaro, Barrett, Kofi, Truth, Rhodes, Sandow, Gabriel and Miz. Even if they were to be given a match this far in, the build will be horrible and there would be ALOT of matches at Mania.

          • calebraves

            I know I hope they dont do the very random and dreaded 5 on 5 match at the pre show this year.

          • Xavier

            Exactly. You can’t just put matches on the card just b/c, I remember back in the 80s when Mania would feature anywhere from 11 to 15 matches on a card, most of those matches were short & very rushed with very little build. It’s better to have a Mania featuring 8 quality matches with decent to great built, and if some of the talent has to be left off then so be it.

          • Xavier

            Ryback, Ziggler, Big E, Fandango, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose &Roman Reigns are all on the card. There are plenty of up & comers on the card. There’s only so much time on a PPV and only so much time to properly build a feud, some people will be left off unfortunately.

          • calebraves

            Exactly I agree and no offense to the part timers because they are legends like Rock HHH and Taker and all these newcomers because they have a lot of potential. I just think the guys who held it down for the whole year and put in work should be rewarded with a mania match.

        • My thoughts exactly. Perfect event to make a debut against Jericho & make an impression.

      • cobra

        Having read both of Chris Jericho’s books, he probably suggested a match with Fandango.

      • But Fandango is only a newcomer to TV, he’s been working his bum off to get there since he was 16 years old.

        • calebraves

          I recognize all of his patience and hard work I just dont think gimmicks can revive Jobber Johnny Curtis…..after he won nxt he still couldn’t debut. I am rooting for him to make it dont get me wrong he is very talented and Jericho can work with anyone but I dont think this match should take place at Mania.

    • Thats totally true

    • It is surprising Brooks, especially considering his past failures to get over. I hope that he can keep this good heat and it not turn back into the X-Pac heat he was getting for a while.

  • Great match honestly

  • Nice to see them do Jericho vs Ziggler again as they always put on a great match but i feel this will be another loss for Jericho when FaaaaaanDaaaaanGooooo (Let the A’s Breathe!) distracts Jericho and Ziggler will hit the ZigZag for the win

  • Jericho must see something in Fandango that he likes, because he won’t work such an important match at Wrestlemania against just anyone.

  • The Breaker

    The only reason Jericho vs. Fandango works for WM is because of Y2J. He can make anyone look good, and is the perfect foil for the heat magnet that is Fandango’s gimmick.

    • I can totally agree here, and think that Jericho and, I hate to say it, Fandango’s interaction with Khali is what helped him turn the corner recently.

  • Fan-Django

  • KRS

    Better RAW than last weeks already!

  • If they do go with Jericho/Fandango @ WM, I’d be surprised. Only because its such a honor to debut on the biggest event of the year for WWE. Even more so involving Jericho. Lets see if they make the match official.

  • Win

    What r they doing with Ziggler?!

  • JakShowtime

    Lion Tamer!

    • I’ve always preferred the Liontamer over the Walls of Jericho, as the Liontamer looks more painful and harder to escape.

      • JakShowtime


  • Wow. What a way to job Ziggler out.

  • I mean, I’m glad they’re making Y2J look good, but at the expense of Ziggler of all people?

  • So, Dolph loses his winning streak, but at least he looked strong in defeat. WWE needs a direction with him desperately.

  • By this point Big E Langston looks more dominant than Ziggler does.


  • Win

    At least we got to witness A.J…Sometimes thats all that matters!!!

  • From the Desk of KB: Did anyone notice what makes Fandango’s Legdrop different from others?

  • Jimmy

    I just wanna take the time to say that I live in Australia and Raw doesn’t air here until Wednesday. So i love the fact that i can come to WNW and read it live baby!

  • This is what I was talking about in the Breakdown! The Shield looking for the tactical advantage to attack their prey. That is what makes them work so well!

  • Yeah coz the Usos are clearly gunna win this 😛

    • Darth Watchdog

      Can anyone ever remember the “two” winning in a two-on-one handicap match?

      • Not when it was against someone who clearly squashes people

  • I’ve missed The Usos. I think I should start watching Superstars….

    • Yeah, they have talent, but they apparently have some sort of heat backstage, as they can’t seem to be put in the Tag Team Title picture.

  • I continue to be impressed by Mark Henry. I wish they kept Kane as intense as this.

  • Really hate how Cesaro and Barrett get jobbed out to the Main Event stars

  • Oh come on. Why book Cesaro vs Del Rio. Cesaro will in all likeliness take another loss tonight

  • Del Rio vs. Cesaro. I’m calling interference by Swagger.

  • BrooksOglesby

    This revisionist history about John Cena’s 2012 is embarrassing. Does anyone actually believe that John Cena had a terrible year? The year when he beat Kane repeatedly, lost a single match after a silly mistake, beat Brock Lesnar, won the Money in the Bank briefcase, made Ziggler look like a joke on numerous occasions, and won the Royal Rumble? It would be a compelling story if he actually, I don’t know, looked weak ever.

    • Win

      Great points.

    • Agreed, Brooks. It is pointless for them to try to make Cena look weak in these videos, as he is the only person that has not lost cleanly in the last year, other than right after WrestleMania against Tensai.

  • Two weeks out from WM and the run-up is awful

  • New theme for Del Rio. Let the opinions roll.

    • Jimmy

      I like it, suits the “face” Delrio

  • Swagger attacks what a surprise

  • Cesaro gets a win! Sure, it may be dirty, but it is a win!

  • knicksfever4

    I can’t remember the the last the road to wrestle that mania has been so bad….. 2 weeks n we don’t even have a match for many of the stars

    • Unfortunately, this year’s WM is revolving around the part-time talent. I don’t think a lot of the roster will be on it, unless they have a pre-show Battle Royale

  • everyone go bid on that stuff, we stiil need help here in NY!!!

  • The Breaker

    Ok so I’m a bit behind in the show, but watching Mark Henry vs. The Usos just shows what little WWE thinks of their tag teams.

    • It is a travesty, especially when you think back on the Divisions of the past. 80s-90s and teams like The Hart Foundation, The Rockers, and Money Inc. And then the AE with the Hardys, Team 3D, E&C, and NAO.

  • The Breaker

    And now they’re feeding Cesaro to Del Rio again?? Ugh.

  • Yet another Cole failure! Called Daniel Bryan Darren Young!

  • Brandon Ceielo

    I wish they’d have the actual tag teams go for the Tag Team Championships at WM.

    • Same here, but WWE has de-emphasized the Tag Team division so far that there are only 3 real Tag Teams left other than the Champions!

  • The Breaker

    Should’ve had more patience… count out. haha

    Though.. the post-match beatdown was totally unnecessary. It was actually a heel move if you think about it. =

  • At least we know who Ryder will be jobbing too now tonight…see it being The Shield vs Ryder, Santino and Gabriel

    • Jimmy

      Gabriel is too good to be jobbing but in WWE logic he probably will be

  • Who is the Shield set to face tonight? I hope they win

    • Brandon Ceielo

      If they ever lose, it better be something epic. Loved their matches at TLC and that six man tag on RAW.

    • I’m willing to bet Yoshi Tatsu, Santino, and Ryder. Three people that are easily able to job the match.

      • Jimmy

        Hahahahaha yea most likely

    • Jimmy

      Probably 3 stars that will job to the Shield

  • Boy, that spotlight on him when he spit the water showed that HHH’s starting to grey a bit!

    • calebraves

      Thats HD man lol

      • Hey, this is only the second broadcast that I have had an HD signal! I can’t help that I haven’t seen it before!

      • Cut me some slack here Calebraves! I have only had HD cable for 3 weeks now!

  • pat

    what the barret

  • Wow, Barret barrage….

    • pat

      is retarded

  • I’m not thrilled on Wade Barrett having to come out and take that shot by Triple H. Wade Barrett = future main eventer. Triple H = on his way to the corner office, what’s the point?

  • The Breaker

    Triple H kicking the IC Champ in the nuts is pretty symbolic of what they’re doing with the mid card…

    • It was quite a symbol of how the title is thought of.

  • Miz vs. Barrett? Let’s hope it is setting it up!

  • The Breaker

    FINALLY… I have caught up to the live show.

  • Brandon Ceielo

    For someone who got kicked there, Barrett is still running strong.

    • Yeah, after Belator MMA last week, I can’t believe he would be going this hard after a shot in the jewels. I know I wouldn’t!

  • I dunno I just have the feeling that Miz and Barrett are going to lock horns at Wrestlemania. If that happens I see Miz prevailing however sadly because Miz needs that big win to legitimize his face turn. I know he is pretty over but a major win especially at Wrestlemania will solidify and legitimize his face turn

    • Remember, Miz beat Cesaro on Smackdown. That would make him #1 Contender for both Titles, if WWE can think logically.

      • WWE and logic don’t really go together Jesse

        • Yeah, I know Navin. But one can hope the far-flung hopes and dream the impossible dreams, can’t they?

  • JakShowtime

    Cole not getting King’s Lincoln joke was probably the funniest damn thing I’ve seen/heard on Raw in a long time

  • The Breaker

    Boring chants?

    • Brandon Ceielo

      Yeah, I heard that. I like the pacing of this match. Wrestling isn’t just about spot-fests.

    • I’m enjoying this match. Drama free, good wrestling. WRESTLING.

    • bobby w.

      “You suck!”

    • I heard a faint boring chant at one point during one of Cena’s little speeches. It was faint, but there.

      • Xavier

        Nah I your just hearing things. That was a great segment by all involved

        • The Breaker

          No, I heard them too. That isn’t a reflection of my personal enjoyment of the segment, as I thought it was well executed by all men involved.

  • knicksfever4

    I don’t understand the WwE …. You just buried Barrett …… And expect him to get get heat from the crowd smhh……. And I hope there not relying on mix for the future , because he is a horrible face

  • The Breaker

    BAD night for Wade Barrett.

  • knicksfever4

    MiZ doing the figure 4 has to stop

    • He has gotten better at it. At least he can completely lock it in now!

  • calebraves

    I think its great that Flair passed down the figure four to the Miz. No ego The nature boy must really seem something special in him.

  • DuckingProblems

    People still watch this shit?

    • The Breaker

      Remind me why you’re on this thread then….?

      • DuckingProblems

        The Disqus app.

        • The Breaker

          That’s HOW you’re here, but I asked WHY.

          • DuckingProblems

            Because it was trending on the app, and I was amazed people still watch what was once a great TV SHOW.

  • Brandon Ceielo

    Bryan with a Stop it! shirt while stopping the fight between the girls.

  • knicksfever4

    Wow kaitlyn just took a major bump I think…… Looks like her head went off the water fountain

  • Rollins and Reigns have been impressive and have had some stand out moments from their major matches. Ambrose took some epic bumps but I think we need a stand out moment from him at Mania

  • The Breaker

    Zack’s wearing the “Push Me” trunks.. lol

  • The Breaker

    Khali… the biggest injustice of them all.

    • Brandon Ceielo

      I wish they’d release him again. Even Taker couldn’t get a good match out of him.

      • The Breaker

        If there could be any more proof he’s a lost cause.. but apparently they want him around because he’s a huge draw in India.

    • YES! YES! YES!

  • Brandon Ceielo

    Has anyone seen the 30-Minute Time Limit match between Rollins and Ambrose for the FCW 15 Championship (if that’s what it’s called)? That was pretty great.

    • That was an amazing match, and is what sold me on Ambrose.

    • calebraves

      I have It was awesome! I was shocked to see them team together as the shield but as long as they’re on tv Im good.

    • That was an awesome match. There was also a Number 1 contender match between Reigns (when he was Leakee) Rollins and Ambrose for the FCW15 Title. Reigns won that match after hitting a double Samoan Drop using both Rollins and Ambrose. That was a very good match too

      • Brandon Ceielo

        I’ll have to check that one out. So far I liked every match these guys have been in that I’ve seen.

  • Still hoping next week’s April 1 #Raw opens w/ Vince running down #WrestleMania card, yelling “April Fools!” & telling us the real matches

    • -|AZ|-

      I lol’d

  • Wow King its Orton Sheamus AND the Big Show vs The Shield. We did not know that for like almost the past 2 weeks

  • And Fandango vs. Y2J is official!

  • And it’s official, Y2J vs Fandangoooooo and WM….

  • The Breaker

    Did Jericho have a black eye?

  • I refuse to call Albert Sweet T. Tensai maybe. But I draw the line at Sweet T

    • Yeah, he has really fallen. If WWE had just brought him back as Albert in the first place, maybe he wouldn’t be in this position.

    • calebraves

      All that time in Japan for this lol

  • And I bet that here will come the further burial of Sandow and Rhodes, as Funky Disaster are their opponents.

  • The Breaker

    Rhodes Scholars is a very good tag team, and it’s painful to see that this is how they’re deciding to use them.

  • Darth Watchdog

    The Bella Twons look “enhanced”.

    • Well when you have Cena and Bryan as Boyfriends then i think you have the money to do it 😛 haha

    • larry hicks

      one of them is, its the one dating cena. they tweeted about it like awhile back.


  • The Breaker

    They won, nice. I was completely expecting a redo of Smackdown, as they often have.

  • The Breaker

    I can’t wait until they break up 3MB. The gimmick has proven to be a giant waste of good talent. McIntyre and Slater have showed a lot of promise in the past, and I want to see what they could do given the chance. Wishful thinking, I know.

    • I agree. Drew is much more talented than this drivel, and Slater does have something, as was seen when he was dealing with the Legends.

    • Mahal was also good too during the NXT Gold Rush tournament. His title match vs Seth Rollins was good

      • The Breaker

        I was able to catch those matches, and you’re right, he worked impressively well with Rollins.

  • Taker vs Michaels, Micheals vs Bret Hart and Austin vs Rock don’t hold a candle to Ryback vs 3MB. (extreme sarcasm)

  • knicksfever4

    Does anyone really enjoy these squash matches ?

    • The Breaker

      I think we just tolerate them.

      • knicksfever4

        Sad part is , I don’t seeing it stopping anytime soon

    • Brandon Ceielo

      They need to find better ways to build credibility to these guys. Squash matches add nothing for either wrestler.

      • knicksfever4

        I don’t get it …. How is a 2 min match good for anyone

  • Scott

    Hilarious! Your hear “FEED ME MORE” from the crowd but what you see is “IM SO BORED.” They have to stop piping in the fake chants. We are not stupid!!!

  • The Breaker

    I want to see Ricardo come back and really work the ring like we know he actually can. He has a great deal of potential and would do well to expand his character to more than just a ring announcer.

  • The Breaker

    AJ is…. wrestling? YES! YES!! YES!!!

    • Here’s hoping for a Diva’s Title push!

    • I wished I could have seen the match she had with Paige at the house show a few weeks aback. Paige picked up the win. Can’t wait for those 2 to feud when Paige gets called up

      • The Breaker

        Wow, that would be a Divas feud worth caring about! I’m in.

        Oh and she got the victory…. could we see her going after the Divas Title now? Hmm.. They’ve been setting something up with Kaitlyn and Layla for a while, but I guess an abrupt change of direction is par for the course when it comes to the WWE Divas.

        • Jimmy

          Summer Rae is not bad either, i see alot of Michelle McCool persona in her. Just what i think WWE needs in a heel diva.

    • knicksfever4

      I miss AJ … Sighhhhh

  • knicksfever4

    Now it’s time for the rock cena borefest

  • Brandon Ceielo

    Was I the only one very underwhelmed by Rock / Cena 1?

    • The Breaker

      No. It was a very good match, but there was no way it could’ve lived up to the ridiculous hype WWE threw at us. Though, in my opinion, that match was better than either of the Rock/Punk matches.

  • The Breaker

    I’m expecting one heck of a sales job for Rock/Cena II here. This feud has absolutely zero juice.

  • The Breaker

    This should be interesting.

  • From the Desk of Kendra: This is going to devolve into a fight! I just know it! They need it to re-energize this feud!

  • calebraves


  • CJ Blaze

    I am personally glad Miz got the win against Barrett! He now deserves an IC Title match at WM29

    • He deserves both an IC and a US Title match, as he has beat both champions in one week!

  • Brandon Ceielo

    He “had to” win last year as well. Seriously.

  • Only @JohnCena can beat himself. Clearly it’s been lonely since his divorce. #RAWTonight

    • Xavier

      LOL Nice

  • Darth Watchdog


  • Xavier

    GREAT GREAT GREAT promo by Rock & Cena. The Hall Of Famers added to this as well.

  • Cena’s looking very dark here!

  • Intense Cena is way better than corny Cena

  • The Breaker

    If Rock and Cena get physical, that would be a strong way to end the segment.

    • Darth Watchdog

      That ended up being a pretty weak “physical” confrontation.

      • The Breaker

        Eh, they were kind of limited with the amount of space they had. I will admit that the impact sounded a little weak though.

        • Darth Watchdog

          I thought for sure that one of them was going to go through that table.

          • The Breaker

            I thought about that too, but it didn’t look like the type of one that’d break.

  • Taylor

    Cena is so stale its sad. Same speeches every week, same horrible analogies, same stupid jokes, it’s cringe worthy. This match is boring and the fact that I have to listen to cena the night after mania give the speech about how he fought and won and how he accomplished his goals with hustle, loyalty and respect is going to be as bland as corn flakes

  • Although it was a bit long, that was a great way to end Raw!

  • The Breaker

    Very good back and forth to end the show. When they’re both serious and on their respective game as they were just then, the intensity between the two is so palpable you can’t help but get drawn in.

  • knicksfever4

    Decent raw….. Got something’s rolling , minus a couple of unesscary burials

  • Braxton

    I’m honestly excited to see Cena/Rock II now. That’s some emotion I haven’t seen out of Cena in a long time…

  • Xavier

    Amazing segment. Rock & Cena knocked it out of thr park tonight, I hope fans that wanted CM Punk in this match finally realized tonight why he’s not in it.

    • Tonight is what finally sold me on their match. I can say now that Rock and Cena might just surprise everyone and truly be the premier match at WM.

      • Xavier

        Agreed. I was never down on the match but I wasn’t excited for it either until the video package upped my interest a bit. But tonight has me amped. There’s gonna be a swerve in all this.I now have no clue what the outcome will be which is great.

        • I feel I do after what I saw, but I’m keeping it close for now. I want one more week to be sure!

  • I’m just going to throw this out there about Fandango. He’s been working really hard for the WWE for a very long time. He’s been in developmental since 2006, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been ready, just that they hadn’t found the right spot for him yet. Further, it’s obvious that the WWE really believes in him and his character right now, so why not wait and see where it might go? I personally think it’s quite an interesting way to handle things, and so different from what we’ve seen lately.

    Finally someone has a real character, not just another guy coming out who’s happy about this, or mad about that. I think it’s refreshing, and that he’s getting a reaction shows that he’s doing something right.

    • The Breaker

      I’ll admit I was kinda down on him when he first debuted, but that likely had a lot to do with the vignettes that we’d been seeing for weeks and weeks prior. But, they were meant to grate on the nerves, so in a way, I guess they worked as intended!
      Now, on to the man behind the gimmick. From what I remember seeing of him on NXT he did show that he knows his way around the ring. I think he just hasn’t gotten over because, as you said, WWE hasn’t found the right angle for him just yet. If I remember correctly, he went through a few character changes during his time there. This character is pretty one-note and won’t last long before getting stale, but he is drawing good heat– and for this short program he should do just fine with that. Y2J can take care of the rest. Hopefully through his work with Jericho he is able to find something with his character that works and move on from there.

  • The Breaker

    Well, let me just say that it was very enjoyable chatting with you all during the show. There were parts of it that probably would’ve made me pretty grumpy had I watched on my own, but having you all here helped ease the frustration a little bit. Not to say that the show was without its high points. Anyway, thanks to Richard, Kendra, and everyone else who helped put it all together! If this is happening during Impact on Thursday and/or Smackdown this Friday, I will plan on seeing you all there!

    • First off, thank you! If not for you, we wouldn’t be here.

      Great to know that you have further interest! I think Richard is planning on doing this for Impact, and I plan on being here to hang out during the show.

      • The Breaker

        It’s my pleasure.

        Cool, looking forward to it!

      • Jimmy

        Please do the same for TNA Kendra 🙂 Would help get some eyes on their amazing young talent.

  • Shit, Bull

    What is brock doing that he cant be on raw? Seriously drives me nuts. We get a lame promo from HHH saying the same stuff from the last few weeks and then he buries a young star. Way to move the story along. Love the push me trunks from ryder too. If they’re not going to push a guy like barrett and literally kick him in the nuts I cant see ryder ever getting a push

    • Brock’s contract is for a specific number of appearances through WM29, so they’re using him as they can. Also, they seem to think they should use either Rocky or Brock, but not both on the same RAW. It’s how they’ve been building the two matches the past couple weeks, but no clue about next week. Honestly, they both have to be there for the go home Raw.

  • BlackMotor687

    I seen many things, but Punk think he can beat the undertaker like it’s SMACKDOWN vs Raw 2011, he needs to wake up and see he can’t win, and Hunter, damn that was a hard kick in the Almond Joy, and I sense with weak physical excitement, but at Wrestlemania, It’s about to go down!

  • Jimmy

    If this Raw can get 300+ comments then just imagine what its going to be like on the day of Wrestlemania.

    • Jimmy

      And am i the only one that wants Christian back?

  • Austin95

    If they want to turn cena heel, they should do a stone cold type turn like at wrestlemania 17. Except instead of Vince McMahon coming out they should have John Laurinaitis return and screw the rock over and have cena align with Laurinaitis

    • Jimmy

      Good idea but not for the Main Event of Wrestlemania, especially since its $60. Wouldnt wanna see that.

  • Kings of Wrestling

    Did anyone catch what Jericho was saying after the leg drop? Did he say don’t say anything?