Here’s RAW in case you missed it:
From The Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia:
Hosted by Michael Cole and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler.
This week begins with CM Punk stating that after the video that was aired last week, which contained Paul Heyman with Brad Maddox and The Sheild (Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns), people have asked him if he was in collusion with all of them. He stated over and over that he wasn’t, and believed Heyman’s statement that it wasn’t him in the video (sure it was). He stated that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon filmed the video himself, with an actor as Heyman. He continued to rant until SmackDown! General Manager Booker T appeared, and with permission from RAW Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero, decided to find an opponent to face Punk later on during the show. Booker decides on three of Punk’s past three Wrestlemania opponents: Rey Misterio, Jr. (Wrestlemania 26), Randy Orton (Wrestlemania 27) and Chris Jericho (Wrestlemania 28). He asked everyone in The Phillips Arena and at home to download the WWE Active app onto their phones and vote.
1. A NON-TITLE MATCH: RyBack vs. WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro.
THE WINNER: RYBACK!!!
Music superstar Rozonda “Chili” Thomas of the group TLC was in attendance.
A video of The Shield’s path of destruction, and their victims (RyBack, The Miz, Randy Orton, Rey Misterio, Jr., Sheamus and John Cena) aired.
2. Santino Marella vs. “The All-American American” Jack Swagger.
THE SPECIAL GUEST COMMENTATOR FOR THIS MATCH: SmackDown! General Manager Booker T.
THE WINNER VIA SUBMISSION: “THE ALL-AMERICAN AMERICAN” JACK SWAGGER!!!
After the match, Jack Swagger told Booker T, Michael Cole and Jerry “The King” Lawler, “I’m just getting started!”.
The poll to select CM Punk’s opponent opened on the WWE Active app.
3. A NON-TITLE MATCH: WWE World Heavyweight Champion Alberto del Rio vs. Cody Rhodes.
THE WINNER VIA SUBMISSION: ALBERTO DEL RIO!!!
NOTE: After the match, Alberto del Rio told everyone that he was wrong for looking down at everyone. He stated that he now appreciates hard-working people, and stands up for people who are bullied by people like The Big Show. As he vowed revenge against Big Show, Big Show interrupted him via satellite, a demanded that he sign a contract for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship rematch at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view later on this month, and to have it delivered to his hotel room.
And CM Punk’s opponent will be: Chris Jericho!!!!!!!!
4. Rey Misterio, Jr. vs. WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan.
THE WINNER VIA SUBMISSION: DANIEL BRYAN!!!
NOTE: After the match, “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry returned, knocked out Daniel Bryan, delivered a running powerslam to Rey Misterio, Jr., and was about to deliver a big splash when Sin Cara ran out, and was about to deliver a crossbody when Henry caught him in mid-air, and delivered The World’s Strongest Slam! He was about to finish-off Rey when he fought back, but was annihilated by Henry who said, “That’s what I do!”.
5. Sheamus vs. WWE Tag Team Champion Kane.
THE WINNER: SHEAMUS!!!
MIZ TV with The Miz
HIS GUEST: Paul Heyman.
The Miz wanted to know why Paul Heyman brought in Brock Lesnar back to WWE last Monday. But as he was about to introduce Heyman, He interrupted him. RAW Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero came out and stated that she was the one who signed Lesnar to a new contract, and that she and Heyman didn’t know that Lesnar would F-5 WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. This really irritated Miz, who labeled both of them bottom feeders when he felt that it was all a set-up, until Lesnar himself arrived!!! Lesnar got in Miz’s face, Miz clotheslined him, Lesnar pushed back and threw him out of the ring!!! Lesnar then destroyed the set of Miz TV as Miz jumped back into the ring to fight, but was F-5 in trhe process. Heyman stopped him, knelt next to Miz and said, “I’m sorry! I’m sorry! I’m sorry! I’m sorry!”.
This segment went into the first ten minutes of Hour 3.
6. A NON-TITLE MATCH: Randy Orton vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett.
THE WINNER: RANDY ORTON!!!
A new promo for the wrestler named Fandango aired (since November). He looks like Antonio Banderas!
7. THE WWE ACTIVE MATCH: Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk.
THE WINNER: CM PUNK!!!
The next inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame is: former WWWF World Heavyweight Champion/Pro-Wrestling Legend Bruno Sammartino (IT’S ABOUT TIME!!!!!!).
The contract for the World title rematch of Alberto del Rio and The Big Show arrived at his hotel room, so did del Rio!!! Big Show attacked, broke off a table leg to finish him off, but was shot with a fire extinguisher!!!
Brad Maddox stood in the ring as he stated his thoughts on Vince exposing the video of Paul Heyman manipulating him. He stated that he’s glad that everyone now know’s the truth, that he himself is innocent, that Heyman lied about both him and The Shield. He declared himself a hero, and he hoped that John Cena would lay waste to The Shield by saying, “Justice awaits!”. The Shield arrived, and were ready to attack Maddox, again. Maddox charged at Dean Ambrose, but was overpowered by Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, and triple powerbombed by all three men. John Cena, RyBack and Sheamus charged through the crowd, The Shield escaped, but the WWE roster led by Randy Orton blocked their way. The Shield jumped back into the ring, where they were assaulted by Cena, RyBack and Sheamus until they escaped through the crowd.
Match #’s 1, 4 and 7 are the highlight matches of the night!!!!!!
The return of Mark Henry, the attack on The Shield, and Bruno Sammartino entering the Hall of Fame are the highlight moments of the night!!!!!!!!!
The wrestlers of the night are RyBack, Antonio Cesaro, Rey Misterio, Jr., Daniel Bryan, Chris Jericho and CM Punk.
ANALYSIS: Very heavy on talk.