Here’s   the  20th  Anniversary  of  RAW  in  case  you  missed  it:

From  The  Toyota  Center  in  Houston,  Texas:

Hosted  by  John  “Bradshaw”  Layfield  (JBL),  Michael  Cole  and  WWE  Hall  of  Famer  Jerry  “The  King”  Lawler.

HOUR  1:

WWE  Chairman  Vince  McMahon  arrived  to  jumpstart  the  show  by  thanking  everyone  for  tuning  in  since  Monday,  January  11,  1993.  But,  his speech  was  interrupted  by  the  former  WWE  World  Heavyweight  Champion The  Big  Show.  He  demanded  that  his  rematch  clause  be  invoked  at  the  Royal  Rumble  stripped  of  the  title.  Alberto  del  Rio  and  Ricardo  Rodriguez  arrived,  and  del  Rio  insulted  Big  Show  in  both  english  and  spanish!  Rodriguez  then  pulled  out  a  bucket,  and  Big  Show  threatened  to  attack  him  if  he  was  covered  with  whatever  it  was  inside  it.  Rodriguez  then  covered  Big  Show  in  red,  white  and  green  confetti!!!  Big  Show  tried  to  attack,  but  couldn’t   stop  del  Rio’s  full-on  assault!!!

1.  A  NON-TITLE  MATCH:  WWE  Intercontinental  Champion  Wade  Barrett  vs.  Randy  Orton.

THE  RING  ANNOUNCER  FOR  THIS  MATCH:  Lillian  Garcia.

THE  WINNER:  WADE  BARRETT!!!!

2.  WWE  Tag  Team  Champion  Kane  with  WWE  Tag  Team  Champion  Daniel  Bryan  vs.  Damien  Sandow  with  Cody  Rhodes.

THE  WINNER:  KANE!!!!

The  first  inductee  of  the  WWE  Hall  of  Fame’s  Class  of  2013  was  announced,  and  it’s:  MICK  FOLEY!!!

Mick  Foley  thanked  everyone  for  being  the  first  inductee,  but  was  interrupted  by  The  Shield  (Seth  Rollins,  Dean  Ambrose  and  Roman  Reigns).  But,  were  fought  and  ran  out  of  the  ring  by  Randy  Orton  and  Sheamus.  In  an  impromptu  interview  with  Josh  Matthews,  RyBack  stated  that  The  Shield  were  the  ones  who  helped  CM  Punk  retain  the  WWE  Championship,  and  that  he  will  not  rest  until  The  Shield  is  destroyed.  He  finished  the  interview  by  chanting,  “Feed  Me  Shield!”.

NOTE:  THIS  WENT  INTO  THE  FIRST  FIVE  MINUTES  OF  HOUR  2.

Afterwards,  Michael  Cole  aired  a  retrospective  of  all  of  the  past  gimmicks  throughout  RAW’s  twenty-year  history  (Duke  “The  Dumpster”  Droese,  Beaver  Cleavage,  Rockabilly,  The  Sultan,  Max  Moon,  Abe  “Knuckleball”  Schwartz,  Duane  “Gilberg”  Gil,  Avatar,  Shinobi,  etc.)  Do  you  remember  any  of  them?  I  do!

HOUR  2:

3.  WWE  DIVAS  CHAMPIONSHIP:  Eve  Torres  (Champion)  vs.  Kaitlyn  (Challenger).

NOTE:  By  order  of  RAW  Managing  Supervisor  Vickie  Guerrero,  if  Eve  Torres  gets  disqualified  or  counted  out,  Kaitlyn  will  be  crowned  the  new  Divas  Champion.

THE  WINNER,  AND  NEW,  WWE  DIVAS  CHAMPION:  KAITLYN!!!!!

4.  A  NON-TITLE  MATCH:  “The  Funkasaurus”  Brodus  Clay  with  “The  Funkadactyls”  Naomi  and  Cameron  vs.  WWE  Champion  CM  Punk  with  Paul  Heyman.

THE  WINNER:  CM  PUNK!!!!

After  the  match,  Michael  Cole  aired  a  retrospective  of  RAW’s  “vehicular  moments”  (Do  you  remember  all  of  the  ones  that  involved  “Stone  Cold”  Steve  Austin?).

5.  AN  OVER  THE  TOP  ROPE  CHALLENGE:  Sheamus  vs.  The  3MB  (Heath  Slater, Jinder  Mahal  and  Drew  McIntyre).

THE  RULE:  Much  like  a  battle  royal,  there  can  only  be  one  winner.

THE  FIRST  WRESTLER  ELIMINATED:  Jinder  Mahal.

THE  SECOND  WRESTLER  ELIMINATED:  Drew  McIntyre.

THE  LAST  WRESTLER  ELIMINATED:  Sheamus.

ELIMINATED  BY:  Heath  Slater.

THE  WINNERS:  THE  3MB!!!!

HOUR  3:

MIZ  TV  with  The  Miz.

HIS  GUEST:  WWE  Hall  of  Famer/Pro-Wrestling  Legend  “The  Nature  Boy”  Ric  Flair.

During  the  interview,  The  Miz  aired  a  retrospective  of  the  many  catchphrases  that  were  heard  on  RAW.  When  Miz  urged  Ric  Flair  to  do  all  of  his  catchphrases,  WWE  United  States  Champion  Antonio  Cesaro  crashed  the  party.  He  labeled  Miz  a  failed  reality  television  star,  and  criticized  Flair’s  penchant  for  making  and  spending  money.  The  Miz  had  enough  and  challenged  Cesaro.  As  Cesaro  tried  to  leave,  Flair  attacked  him,  and  Miz  nailed  his  Skull-Crushing  Finale  finisher  on  him,  and  when  Flair  was  about to  put  him  in  his  Figure-Four  Leglock  manuever,  he  let  Miz  do  it!!!

6.  Cody  Rhodes  with  Damien  Sandow  vs.  WWE  Tag  Team  Champion  Daniel Bryan.

After  the  match  ended,  Michael  Cole  announced  that  on  the  WWE  Active  app,  Eve  Torres  was  so  infuriated  from  losing  the  Divas  title,  that  she  decided  to  quit  the  WWE!!!

BREAKING  NEWS:  WWE.com  HAS  ANNOUNCED  THAT  EVE  TORRES  REALLY  DID  LEAVE

THE  WINNER  VIA  SUBMISSION:  DANIEL  BRYAN!!!!

NOTE:  THIS  WAS  THE  SHORTEST  MATCH  OF  THE  SHOW.

Before  the  start  of  the  next  match,  A.J.  Lee  alongside  Big  E  Langston  aired  clips  of  the  most  infamous  weddings  ever  performed  on  RAW.

7.  A  STEEL  CAGE  MATCH:  Dolph  Ziggler  with  A.J.  Lee  and  Big  E  Langston  vs.  John  Cena.

THE  SPECIAL  GUEST  COMMENTATOR  FOR  THIS  MATCH:  WWE  Hall  of  Famer/Legendary  Pro-Wrestling  Commentator  “Good  Ol’  J.R.”  Jim  Ross.

THE  WINNER:  JOHN  CENA!!!!

A  ROCK  CONCERT   starring  The  Rock.

The  Rock  showed  an  old  photo  of  himself  as  Rocky  Maivia,  and  announced  that  Rock  and  Roll  Hall  of  Famer  Dusty  Gibbons  of  the  legendary  ZZTop.  He  performed  two  songs  in  which  he  dedicated  to  both  Paul  Heyman  and  Vickie  Guerrero.  But  for  CM  Punk,  he  told  him  that  he  will  win  the  WWE  title  at  the  Royal  Rumble,  and  they  both  fought  until  the  show’s  end.

Match  #’s  1,  5  and  7  are  the  highlight  matches  of  the  night!!!!!!!

Kaitlyn’s   championship  victory,  Mick  Foley,  Ric  Flair,  Jim  Ross,  The  Rock,  The  Shield,  RyBack,  The  3MB  and  the  classic  RAW  clips  and  openings  were  the  highlight  moments  of  the  night!!!!!!!!

ANALYSIS:  This  was  a  halfway  decent  RAW.

 

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