Here’s RAW in case you missed it:
From The IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey:
Hosted by John “Bradshaw” Layfield (JBL), Michael Cole and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler.
John Cena arrived with a new t-shirt, and the WWE Championship. He opened up by saying that it’s every WWE Superstar’s dream to both main event and win Wrestlemania. As he received a massive amount of boos from the crowd, he felt that everyone was upset because Wrestlemania is over. He tells everyone to be happy because it’s the RAW after ‘Mania. Cena stated that he is going to celebrate the night after ‘Mania by defending the title later on in the show.
After that, “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry appeared, stared down Cena and challenged him. Cena accepted, but SmackDown! General Manager/WWE Hall of Famer Booker T overruled his decision. He stated that The Rock is up for a rematch, but can’t have it because he is injured. Booker told Henry that if he wants a title shot, he has to earn it by defeating Cena in a non-title match. Henry told Cena, “Bring the pain!”
1. WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan with WWE Tag Team Champion Kane vs. Big E Langston with Dolph Ziggler and A.J. Lee.
THE WINNER: BIG E LANGSTON.
Josh Matthews interviewed legendary NFL/Arena Football star Kurt Warner about his new reality television series The Moment, which premieres this Thursday at 10PM ET/9PM CT/8PM MT/7PM PT on The USA Network.
2. A WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP REMATCH: The Miz (Champion) vs. Wade Barrett (Challenger/Former Champion).\
THE WINNER, AND ONCE AGAIN, WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: WADE BARRETT!!!
3. A 2-ON-1 HANDICAP MATCH: “A Real American” Jack Swagger and Zeb Coulter vs. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Alberto del Rio with Ricardo Rodriguez.
THE WINNER: ALBERTO DEL RIO!!!
NOTE: After the match, WWE Referee Scott Armstrong and a few paramedics examined Alberto del Rio’s left leg until Dolph Ziggler appeared to cash-in his Money In The Bank briefcase!!!
4. WWE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Alberto del Rio (Champion) vs. Dolph Ziggler (Challenger) with A.J. Lee and Big E Langston.
THE WINNER, AND NEW, WWE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: DOLPH ZIGGLER!!!
The Undertaker appeared and announced that he dedicated last night’s match against CM Punk, to the life and memory of Paul Bearer. As he continued to speak, he was rudely interrupted by The Shield (Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. They surrounded the ring untl Team Hell No ran out to protect him. After that, The Shield escaped.
INTERVIEW: Dolph Ziggler.
Josh Matthews interviewed Dolph Ziggler on his thoughts on defeating Alberto del Rio for the World title, after the 2-ON-1 Handicap Match. Ziggler stated. “This is my Wrestlemania moment!”
5. A SIX-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH: The 3MB (Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre) vs. R-Truth, Santino Marella and Zack Ryder.
THE WINNERS: THE TEAM OF R-TRUTH, SANTINO MARELLA AND ZACK RYDER!!!
Sheamus wanted to face The Big Show after he betrayed both him, and Randy Orton last night during the Six-Man Tag Team Match against The Shield. Randy Orton appeared, knew how Sheamus felt, but wanted Big Show all to himself. The fans and viewers were asked to log on to the WWE Active app, and decide if The Big Show should battle Sheamus or Orton. The fans and viewers voted for: Randy Orton. Booker T and RAW Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero stopped it, and decided that Sheamus and Orton should face each other first…..
6. Sheamus vs. Randy Orton.
THE REWARD: The winner will face The Big Show.
During the match, Randy Orton threw Sheamus out of the ring, and The Big Show appeared!!! He climbed into the ring, knocked out Orton, dragged him out of the ring, threw him into a barricade, speared him, threw him over the commentator’s table and stomped on his face!!!
BECAUSE OF THE BIG SHOW’S ACTIONS, THIS MATCH IS A NO CONTEST.
7. Fandango vs. Kofi Kingston.
The crowd was literally dead during Kofi Kingston’s entrance, but sang Fandango’ theme song.
Fandango won via disqualification when Chris Jericho interfered and wailed on him!!!
INTERVIEW: Paul Heyman.
Paul was furious from the fact that CM Punk and Brock Lesnar lost last night. He stated that Lesnar is ready to fight, and that CM Punk will be on RAW next week to speak about his loss to The Undertaker.
8. A MIXED EIGHT-PERSON TAG TEAM MATCH: Team Rhodes Scholars (Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes) and The Bella Twins (Brie and Nikki) vs. Tons of Funk (Sweet T/Tensai and “The Funkasaurus” Brodus Clay) and The Funkadactyls (Naomi and Cameron).
THE WINNERS: TONS OF FUNK AND THE FUNKADACTYLS!!!
9. A NON-TITLE MAIN EVENT: “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry vs. WWE Champion John Cena.
THE REWARD: If Mark Henry wins, he will face John Cena for the title next week on RAW.
THE WINNER VIA COUNT OUT: JOHN CENA!!!
After the count out, John Cena ended up in The World’s Strongest Slam, and RyBack came out and wailed on Mark Henry!!! He then picked up Cena off the canvas, chanted “Feed me more!”, and then clotheslined and Shell Shocked Cena!!!
Match #’s 2 and 3 are the highlight matches of the night!!!!!
Wade Barrett, The Miz and Alberto del Rio are the highlight wrestlers of the night!!!!!
Wade Barrett winning back the Intercontinental title, Dolph Ziggler winning the World title and RyBack assaulting John Cena are the highlight moments of the night!!!!!!!
ANALYSIS: Aside from the LONG opening with John Cena, Mark Henry and Booker T, this was an improvement over last week. The Mixed Eight-Person Tag Team Match should have gone on longer (It had potential!!!), and to say that the crowd was wild is an understatement.