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WWE Raw June 24th 2013: A Dull Follow Up

After how great last weeks RAW was this weeks show felt very band and just never got going. Despite how great they built Mark Henry up a week ago and the beginning of a Brock Lesnar vs CM Punk program all the follow up felt very weak as opposed to the original angles.

RAW kicked off with Daniel Bryan coming out to do a promo. He said he wouldn’t accept his victory over Randy Orton from Smackdown. He said he wasn’t the weak link and said he would prove he wasn’t tonight. He chanted YES!. Randy came out and told him to Shut Up and fight.

Daniel Bryan vs Randy Orton: They brawled like they hated each other and it was really short. The refs tried to pull them apart after the match was stopped.

Maddox and Vickie were backstage when Bryan walked in. He demanded a rematch with Orton in any match type. Maddox denied this and Bryan told Vickie to do it or he wants Maddox. Vickie agreed and made Orton vs Bryan again for later. After Bryan left Vince showed up. He put down Bryan for his size.

Sheamus & Christian vs The Rhode Scholars: So after Sheamus killed these two on his on a week ago and lost after a cheap pin by Sandow he needs a tag partner. Once again Sheamus won with the god damned kick. They announced Sandow vs Sheamus for Smackdown in a Dublin Street Fight.

Vickie ran into Punk backstage who was listening to music on his iPhone with his Beats by Dre headphones those were some subtle product placements. He asked her if Heyman had showed up yet. Vickie said Punk would wrestle later tonight but he wasn’t listening. He said if Heyman or Brock show up to tell him.

Kaitlyn vs Aksana: AJ came out during the match in a body suit mocking Kaitlyn. Aksana got a roll up and Kaitlyn kicked out at 2. AJ should not interrupt in peoples matches cos it never goes her way. Anyway Kaitlyn hit the spear for the win. AJ then did a promo as Kaitlyn which led to Langston coming out and a recreation of the Admirer angle from 2 weeks ago. Kaitlyn tried to go attack AJ but Layla held her back.

Chris Jericho vs Alberto Del Rio: Jericho got the win via DQ after Ricardo hit Jericho with a bucket while he had Del Rio in the Walls Of Jericho. After the match Dolph came out and attacked Del Rio with the Zig-Zag. Jericho and Dolph then had a stare down.

In our 2nd McMahon segment of the night Hunter then met with Vickie and Maddox. Vickie was about to cancel the Orton/Bryan match but Hunter told her not to because the WWE Universe wanted to see this match. Hunter made Vickie give the Universe the option to chose the stipulation.

Maddox and Vickie came out to the ring along with Lawler to unveil the WWE 2K14 Cover. I saw this cover 3 months ago. Vickie announced that Orton/Bryan would be either a Lumberjack Match, A Street Fight or Falls Count Anywhere. Vickie revealed her cover of the game which featured HHH, Vince and Stephanie. Maddox showed off his which had Cena, Punk and Himself. Lawler then showed the official cover with The Rock. They also released the trailer for the game and I 90% sure it was just WWE 13 which some created wrestlers.

Ryback then killed Khali with the Shellshock

John Cena came out to respond to Mark Henry. He said Henry had no legacy in WWE if he didn’t hold the WWE Title. He said Henrys window was closing

The Usos vs 3MB vs Two Fat Fucks: The Usos won a #1 contenders match. A Charity auction winner came out with The Two Fat Fucks. Shied came out and faced off with the Usos.

Heyman came out to the ring saying he ignored Punk all week so he could talk to him in the middle of the ring. Punk came out and went through his history in the WWE going back to 2005. This was very boring considering both Heyman and Punk were present. They went on about their personal history and why Punk was a Heyman guy. Heyman said Brocks contract expired after Extreme Rules (Not Really) and that he had no idea he would be at RAW last week. It just went on way too long and no one cared.

CM Punk quickly disposed of Darren Young. After the match PTP then doubled teamed Punk which led to Curtis Axel coming out to make the save.

Vickie and Maddox this time were yelled at by Stephanie because they had not announced the competitors for the Money In The Bank match for the WWE Title. Steph said she would do it.

They showed the Bellas giving out copies of WWE Magazine to fans.

Kane, Orton, Bryan, Sheamus, Christian, RVD and Punk will be in the Money In The Bank ladder match for the WWE title. My pick is Bryan.

Maddox said he worked on the list with Stephanie and Vickie looked pissed about it. Ryback came in and demanded a rematch with Cena well why didn’t he do it last week. Jericho said he deserved to be in the ladder match. So they made Ryback vs Jericho for the PPV.

Heyman explained why Axel helped Punk. He said Axel and Punk would face off against The PTP next week.

Mark Henry came out and bragged about his performance from last week. He said Hollywood directors have been calling him but Henry doesn’t want Hollywood he wants the WWE title.

Randy Orton vs Daniel Bryan II: They had a nice street fight and the crowd actually cared about it. Bryan won after applying the YES Lock on Orton by using a kendo stick. Bryan hit a powerbomb on Orton through a table at one point. This was the big win Bryan was meant to get a week ago before the injury thing happened.

Overall: A very boring show this week. They did a poor job following up on Lesnar/Punk. Mark Henry was great again. I Have no idea where this McMahon thing is going but Im really bored of them all trying to out do each other.

 

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