Here’s RAW in case you missed it:
From The Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri:
Hosted by John “Bradshaw” Layfield (JBL), Michael Cole and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler.
An ambulance sped into The Sprint Center, and when it stopped, RyBack jumped out of it!!! He aired a clip from what happened after Extreme Rules showing WWE Champion John Cena being transported out of The Sprint Center by paramedics, but refusing to go to the hospital. RyBack then issued a challenge to Cena for next month’s pay-per-view entitled, Payback: an Ambulance Match!!!
1. TAG TEAM MATCH: WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett and Fandango with Summer Rae vs. The Miz and Chris Jericho.
THE WINNERS: THE MIZ AND CHRIS JERICHO!!!
In the middle of the match, Fandango jumped out of the ring, took the microphone and yelled out his name, and danced with Summer Rae. His actions angered Wade Barrett, and after the match was over, The Miz chased him through the crowd. Chris Jericho danced a little with Summer Rae, and walked away from her.
RAW General Manager Vickie Guerrero asked the viewers, and everyone in The Sprint Center to download the WWE app and vote for Jack Swagger’s opponent. The choices were: The Great Khali, R-Truth and Randy Orton.
2. Sheamus vs. Titus O’Neil with Darren Young.
THE WINNER: SHEAMUS!!!
Paul Heyman gleefully spoke about how Brock Lesnar defeated Triple H (Hunter Hearst Helmsley) in last night’s Steel Cage Match by using the sledgehammer (Hunter’s favorite weapon) on his jaw. He also used the opportunity to unveil his newest client: Curtis Axel (Former WWE Tag Team Champion/NXT Season 2 Competitor/Nexus Member Joe Hennig/Michael McGuillicuty, who’s using an updated version of his late father’s music). Heyman stated that Curtis Axel’s name was formed by taking his late father’s first name (Pro-Wrestling Legend/WWE Hall of Famer “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig), and the nickname of his legendary grandfather Larry “The Axe” Hennig. After that, Triple H appeared!!! Axel got in his face, and was slapped!!!
Hunter then challenged Axel to a match, and vowed that he would get Heyman afterwards!!!
This went into the first six minutes of Hour 2.
3. Alberto del Rio with Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Big E Langston with A.J. Lee.
THE WINNER: BIG E LANGSTON.
4. A DIVAS MATCH: A.J. Lee vs. Layla.
THE WINNER VIA SUBMISSION: A.J. LEE!!!
5. Cody Rhodes vs. Zack Ryder.
THE WINNER: CODY RHODES!!!
6. A SIX-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH: The Shield (WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose and WWE Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) vs. Kofi Kingston and Team Hell No (Kane and Daniel Bryan).
THE WINNERS: THE SHIELD.
This match went into the first sixteen minutes of Hour 3.
7. Jack Swagger with Zeb Coulter vs. Randy Orton.
Randy Orton was chosen with 72% of the votes.
THE WINNER: RANDY ORTON!!!
8. THE MAIN EVENT: Triple H (Hunter Hearst Helmsley) vs. Curtis Axel with Paul Heyman.
BEFORE THE MATCH, TRIPLE H WAS GIVEN A PHYSICAL. BECAUSE OF THE EFFECTS OF LAST NIGHT’S STEEL CAGE MATCH, HE WASN’T CLEARED TO WRESTLE. HE IGNORED THE RESULTS GIVEN TO HIM BY THE COMPANY DOCTORS, AND WENT AHEAD WITH THE MATCH ANYWAY. DURING THE MATCH, CURTIS AXEL HIT HUNTER’S INJURED JAW. HUNTER GOT OUT OF THE RING, REQUESTED OF BOTTLE OF WATER, AND TRIED TO CONTINUE, BUT COULDN’T.
Match #’s 2, 6 and 7 are the highlight matches of the night!!!!!
Sheamus, Titus O’Neil, The Shield, Kofi Kingston, Team Hell No and Randy Orton are the wrestlers of the night!!!!!!
The return of Joe Hennig/Michael McGuillicuty/Curtis Axel was the highlight of the night!!!!
ANALYSIS: This was better than a past few RAWs, but on a more serious note, my thoughts and prayers are with Triple H in the wake of what happened during the main event.