Here’s Old School RAW in case you missed it:
From The First Niagara Center (The Former Crossroads Arena/Marine Midland Arena/HSBC Arena) in Buffalo, New York:
Hosted by Michael Cole and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler.
Before the show started, The Undertaker appeared!!!!!!
CM Punk and Paul Heyman started the show when Punk stated that it’s the fans fault that he is not main eventing Wrestlemania. But, he declared that at Wrestlemania, he will end Undertaker’s streak!!! Randy Orton appeared and stated that Punk never faced Undertaker, and remembered at Wrestlemania 21, he came close to ending the streak. The Big Show arrived and stated that to defeat Undertaker, “You need to be a giant!”. Sheamus arrived and stated that he himself never faced him, and that his Brogue Kick will end it. RAW Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero appeared, and placed all four men in a Fatal Four Way Match where the winner will battle Undertaker at Wrestlemania 29!!!
1. A NON-TITLE MATCH: WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro vs. RyBack.
THE WINNER: RYBACK!!!
NOTE: After the match, “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry stood in RyBack’s way as he was headed to the locker room. Henry looked at him for awhile, and headed to the ring for his match.
2. “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry vs. Zack Ryder.
THE WINNER: “THE WORLD’S STRONGEST MAN” MARK HENRY!!!
3. Dolph Ziggler with A.J. Lee and Big E Langston vs. The Miz.
Before the start of this match, The Miz welcomed a very special guest: WWE Hall of Famer/Pro-Wrestling Legend “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair!!!!!!
THE WINNER VIA SUBMISSION: THE MIZ!!!
A SPECIAL SEGMENT: POINT-COUNTERPOINT with WWE Champion The Rock and John Cena.
John Cena began by telling The Rock that he has succeeded at everything in life, and that the match he had against him at Wrestlemania 28, hurt him. He told Rock that the failure made him stronger, and that Wrestlemania 29 is a chance for him to rewrite history. The Rock told him that the one man he wanted to face was him. He also told him that he has a lot of fire and drive, but not as much as him. He also told Cena that at Wrestlemania, he won’t get redemption. Cena quoted actor/boxing legend “Iron” Mike Tyson when he said “To be the greatest that ever lived, you have to beat everyone living”. He told Rock that at ‘mania, his time is up. The Rock quoted the disgraced cycling legend Lance Armstrong and told Cena, “He was full of crap, and so are you!”.
4. “A Real American” Jack Swagger with Zeb Coulter vs. WWE Hall of Famers/Pro-Wrestling Legends “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan with Sergeant Slaughter and “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes.
This match didn’t get started because Swagger hit Duggan with his 2×4 and used it to hit both Rhodes and Slaughter.
POST-MATCH INTERVIEW: Josh Matthews wanted to know why Swagger brutally assaulted the legends and he stated “What have they ever done for this country?!”. He was attacked from behind by WWE World Heavyweight Champion Alberto del Rio which erupted into a pull-apart brawl.
5. A NON-TITLE TAG TEAM MATCH: The Prime Time Players (Darren Young and Ttitus O’Neil) vs. WWE Tag Team Champions (Team Hell No (Kane and Daniel Bryan).
THE SPECIAL RINGSIDE GUEST FOR THIS MATCH: WWE Hall of Famer/Pro-Wrestling Legend “The Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase, Sr.
THE WINNERS: TEAM HELL NO.
NOTE: After the match, Ted Dibiase, Sr. pulled out a $100 bill, placed it in Darren Young’s mouth, and walked away laughing. Daniel Bryan took the $100 bill out of Young’s mouth, and placed it in his outfit (EWWWWWWWWWW).
6. TAG TEAM MATCH: The 3MB (Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre) vs. Tensai and “The Funkasaurus” Brodus Clay with “The Funkadactyls” Naomi and Cameron.
Heath Slater and Drew McIntyre participated in this match.
THE SPECIAL RINGSIDE GUEST FOR THIS MATCH: Pro-Wrestling Legend/Former WWF Intercontinental Champion The Honky Tonk Man.
THE WINNERS: TENSAI AND “THE FUNKASAURUS” BRODUS CLAY!!!
NOTE: After the match, The Honky Tonk Man joined Brodus, Tensai, Naomi and Cameron for their post-match celebration. Heath Slater crashed it, and receieved The Guitar Shot from The Honky Tonk Man!!!
7. Kofi Kingston vs. The Debuting Fandango.
Fandango refused to enter the ring until WWE Ring Announcer Justin Roberts got his name right. Roberts tried, but Fandango tells him, “You’ve got to feel it!”. Roberts tried, but couldn’t and Fandango left (again).
Triple H (Hunter Hearst Helmsley) looked back at Summerslam 2012, which was the last time he was in the ring with a microphone. He looked back at that moment when he wondered if he was done as an active wrestler. He also looked back at putting on a suit, cutting his hair and keeping himself busy as WWE Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O.) while his arm recovered. But when the cast came off, he returned to the gym, and he mentioned the eighteen stitches that Brock Lesnar recieved after the brutal assault last week. Hunter stated that he is back, and asked Lesnar, “Are you going to sit there and bleed?”.
The Shield (Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns) sent a video about their thoughts on Wrestlemania, and The Big Show. They stated how this is the time of year where everyone wants to make history, and Ambrose said that “The eye of justice is always watching”.
8. A CHAMPION VS. CHAMPION MATCH: WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett vs. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Alberto del Rio with Ricardo Rodriguez.
“A Real American” Jack Swagger and Zeb Coulter stood in front of the RAW logo for this match.
THE WINNER VIA SUBMISSION: ALBERTO DEL RIO!!!
NOTE: After the match, Alberto del Rio challenged Swagger to come to the ring. Zeb Coulter blocked his way when Swagger was about to advance.
“A Real American” Jack Swagger and Zeb Coulter sent a video with a disclaimer that was made by WWE.
9. TAG TEAM MATCH: Primo and Epico with Rosa Mendes vs. The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn).
This is The New Age Outlaws first match on WWE TV since February 2000.
THE WINNERS: THE NEW AGE OUTLAWS!!!
A SPECIAL ATTRACTION: WWE Hall of Famer/Pro-Wrestling Legend Mae Young’s 90th Birthday.
WWE Hall of Famer/Pro-Wrestling Legend Mean Gene Okerlund and the entire WWE roster celebrated Mae Young’s 90th birthday, and her accomplishment as the WWE Hall of Fame’s oldest living legend. After the Divas brought her out to sing “Happy Birthday”, the party was crashed by CM Punk and Paul Heyman.
10. A FATAL FOUR WAY MAIN EVENT: CM Punk with Paul Heyman vs. The Big Show vs. Randy Orton vs. Sheamus.
THE REWARD: The winner will face The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 29.
THE WINNER, AND UNDERTAKER’S WRESTLEMANIA OPPONENT: CM PUNK!!!
After the match, The Undertaker re-appeared and stared at CM Punk.
Match #’s 1, 3, 8, 9 and 10 are the highlight matches of the night!!!!!!!!
Antonio Cesaro, RyBack, Dolph Ziggler, The Miz, Primo, Epico, The New Age Outlaws, CM Punk, Randy Orton and Sheamus are the highlight wrestlers of the night!!!!!!!!
Triple H and the legends were the highlights of the night!!!!!!!!!
ANALYSIS: WWE, if you are reading this, PLEASE have Old School RAW every year!!!