WWE Raw July 15th 2013

RAW opened with new RAW GM Brad Maddox of course. He announced that Del Rio and Ziggler would face off in a re-match from the PPV. Cena then came out smiling like a jackass. Maddox gave Cena the power to pick his opponent for Summerslam cos why not. Cena being the fighting champion said this was stupid so Randy Orton came out. Orton teased cashing in his title shot before Summersalm. FANDANGO then came out and looked really out of place with Cena and Orton. FANDANGO begged Cena to pick him for Summerslam. Yeah that would be great. Orton attacked FANDANGO so they brawled and Maddox made a match between them.

Randy Orton vs FANDANGO: Randy Orton won with the RKO so no shock here.

Dolph was backstage and he was upset with AJ for costing him the title. Dolph broke up with her and AJ look like someone had died as the fans chanted YES.

Mark Henry was pimped out in another suit and said he was making no excuses about his loss at Summerslam. He also wanted John to pick for Summerslam. Shield came out. Henry yelled at them then took off his suit jacket and began to beat them up until the 3-1 advantage took control. They then gave him the Triple Power Bomb.

Maddox was on the phone to Mom when Jericho walked in. Maddox booked a 2001 RAW main event between Jericho and RVD.

Del Rio vs Dolph: AJ fucked over Dolph again well least this time she had a reason to. AJ rung the bell during the match when Dolph was in control. Match was restarted and Dolph lost his edge which led to Del Rio hitting the superkick for the win. After the match AJ slapped Dolph around and Langston ran down and killed Dolph. AJ kissed Dolph and left with Langston.

They showed a graphic for Cenas Summerslam opponent saying he could PICK ANYONE. Alex Riley was included maybe this will be the big chance for A-Ry

R-Truth came out doing his rapping shit again. Thankfully The Wyatt family came out and put us out of our misery. Bray then cut a promo. Truth got back up and had a chair. Bray offered him a free shot and Turth hesitated. Bryan attacked Truth.

WWEACTIVE POLL: Swagger and Cesaro vs either Usos, Two Fat Fucks or PTP

Swagger and Cesaro vs Usos: Well the Usos won for whatever reason. One of them pinned Cesaro.

Sandow vs Christian: Christian pinned Sandow. This baffles me seeing they just gave Sandow the MITB last night and hes still loosing. After the match Cody attacked Sandow

Diva Match: No one cared

Punk came out selling injuries from the ladder match. Punk called out Heyman and Lesnar. Heyman took credit for Punks rise and success because without Paul Heyman we don’t have CM Punk. Heyman then said Punk couldn’t beat Lesnar. Punk said he would hurt everyone in his way until he got to Heyman. Lesnar then came out and brawled with Punk. Punk kept getting back up and going after Lesnar until he couldn’t no more. Brock finished him off with the F5. Punk tried to get up but couldn’t. He refused medical assistance and walked out holding his neck.

Maddox was texting just like Johnny Ace used to in 2011. Then Cunty… I mean Stephanie came in. She asked him how his first night as GM was going. Hunter walked in. They tried to make him feel bad about letting Maddox give Cena power to pick his Summerslam opponent. They said that if Cena picked Bryan it would piss off Vince. They then wished him well.

RVD vs Jericho: RVD won his first RAW match since 2007 with the frog splash. This was fun.

The entire roster was out on the stage. Cena came out and teased picking his Summerslam opponent. He teased Heath Slater, Orton, RVD, Khali and Jericho. The crowd didn’t care they all knew he was picking Bryan and when he said Bryan the crowd chanted YES as did Bryan. Bryan got in Cenas face as RAW ended.

 

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WWE Money In The Back 2013

Since the creation of Money In The Bank back in 2010 (The PPV Not The Match Itself) it has constantly been one of the better WWE shows of the year mainly due to the level of workers they put into the two ladder matches. This year while being a good show was the weakest of the Money In The Bank shows. Something about it lacked something the others had that made them great shows.

Pre-Show The Shield defeated The Usos: This was the best pre-show match WWE had done since they began doing them last year. The Shield retained the belts after Reigns hit the spear on Jimmy Uso. Even though they seem to be taking the Usos more serious now I still can’t dig them .Sure they are good workers but they have the stigma of jobber on them that its going to take more than a month of an apparent push to make them seem important enough to go against the Shield. But Id rather The Usos than The Two Fat Fucks.

1: Smackdown Money In The Bank: Damien Sandow won the Smackdown match which was a huge shock. With who WWE had in this match I figured it was a shoe in for Ambrose to win the match as he has been the only guy who has been positioned as a star in the last 6 months unlike the rest of the people in this match. Sandow spent the match laid out while Ambrose was the standout here in my mind. The Usos and Shield brawled outside with Cesaro, Swagger, Barrett and Fandango. Ambrose did a bump off a ladder which had been pushed by Rhodes and dove onto the brawling wrestlers. Rhodes went to win the briefcase but Sandow came to life and shoved his “friend” off of the ladder to claim the case.

Maddox came out as the new RAW GM. He went on about giving Vickie a role on the pre-show. He showed a video package featuring all of Vickies humilating moments which must of made Vince and Hunter hard and Stephanie wet. He then tried to get the crowd to chant “Thank You Vickie” which no one did while a few chanted You’ve Been Fired instead. This really should of been on RAW on Monday and not a PPV that people paid money for.

(2) Curtis Axel defeated The Miz: They had an average match. Axel is just ok in the ring and The Miz is still as awful as ever. No one cared at all for this and why would they care. Miz acted like Heyman hit him and sold being knocked out so Heyman was escorted to the back. Axel hit a neckbreaker into a Face plant to retain the title.

(3) AJ defeated Kaitlyn: Last month they had one of the better Womens matches in recent years and well this month we got something worse. The match essentially was AJ working over Kaitlyn’s shoulder. Kaitlyn hit a spear but he shoulder didn’t allow her to get the pin. AJ applied the black widow and held it in until Kaitlyn submitted. Worst match of the night.

(4) Ryback defeated Chris Jericho: This was ok. Ryback won with a roll up which was weak. Jericho is a guy who will put guys over and not bitch about it. So why wouldn’t they let Ryback use his finisher to beat Jericho. Well at one point Jericho hit the codebreaker on Ryback who was on the ring apron which led to a countout tease.

(5) Alberto Del Rio defeated Dolph Ziggler: This was great until the obvious DQ finish. When AJ said on RAW she would be in Dolphs corner on Monday I knew right then and there shes gonna fuck over Ziggler at the PPV. Sure enough AJ fucked over Ziggler. Dolph had Del Rios superkick reversed and then AJ hit Del Rio with the belt leading to the DQ finish. What a shitty manager/girlfriend AJ is. I guess this is to officially break off Ziggler and AJ going forward.

(6) John Cena defeated Mark Henry: Considering who was in this match is was ok. Henry dominated Cena with his power moves. Cena tried to hit the AA but he couldn’t. Cena finally hit an AA but Henry kicked out. Cena then had the “The Fuck Do I Do Now” look after Henry kicked out the AA. Henry hit the WSS but Cena kicked out. Cena went for the STF but Henry got the ropes. Henry went for a second WSS but Cena reversed it into the STF to get the win. WWE did a good job of keeping Henry strong in this match and not just having Cena kill him easily.

(6) Raw Money In The Bank Won By Randy Orton: WHY IN THE HELL DID RANDY ORTON WIN THIS MATCH. Im sorry but Randy Orton does not need the briefcase I mean hes a 9 time world champion and this is some serious Bullshit by WWE. RVD made his return here for his first WWE match since the 2009 Royal Rumble. Orton pretty much won cos he was the last man standing. Bryan went for the case but Axel came out and attacked him for whatever reason. Punk then went for the case but Heyman attacked him which breaks them up going into the Brock feud for Summerslam. Still the Orton win pisses me off as it may lead to another run of matches with Cena which no one needs to see again.

WWE RAW May 27th 2013: Lets Honor Bret Hart On The WWE APP

RAW opened with the annual Memorial Day video saying thanks to the armed forces. They announced a HHH update will be deleivered later on.

John Cena Makes His Return: So Cena came back no selling any injury from the PPV last week. He outright denied the Ambulance Match with Ryback cos why not. He said the match will now be a 3 Stages Of Hell Match. For Reference on a 3 Stages Of Hell match please watch this match https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grMI0-hXwIU I tell you that Ryback/Cena will not even be half as good. Anyway Cena announced that the 1st fall will be a Lumberjack Match, The 2nd will be a Table Match and the 3rd fall if needed which it will is going to be the Ambulance Match. Ryback came out and said he was Satan which was nice to know. He accepted the match and then left.

Cena meets Mr Axel: After that whole thing Heyman came out with Axel who is now Curtis Axel and not Curt. Heyman said he would be a future WWE Champion. Heyman made Cena vs Axel which Cena accepted.

Langston vs Del Rio III: Del Rio won after rolling up Langston. There was no need for this to be on RAW seeing Del RIo beat Langston on Main Event. Also AJ just causes all the men around her to loose matches so shes fucking dumb.

Daniel Bryan meets Bret Hart: Bryan was pacing in front of Kane and Kane was trying to assure Bryan he is not the weak link in the team. Kane told him to pull himself together and Bryan took this as Kane saying he was the weak link. They then argued until Bret Hart showed up. Bret said the same thing as Kane and Bryan called Him the The Best There Was, Is and Ever Will Be.

Kofi vs Ambrose 10: Yeah Ambrose won pretty easily with the headlock DDT. Once again why were these two wrestling again. After Ambrose won Rollins and Reigns came out to celebreate with Ambrose. Kane and Bryan ran out as a commerical went to air. 

The Shield vs Team Hell No: So the match started during the commercial but if you have the WWE you didn’t miss it. Daniel Bryan is so good when he is wrestling these guys he just goes all out and I wish he was feuding with Ambrose for the US title. Reigns hit a knee onto Kane off of the top rope to get the win for the Shield.

Cole tired to sell to us that Bryan worked so hard that he may of cost them the win.

HHH UPDATE: Yeah hes not at RAW but he will be back next week.

WWEACTIVE: Miz as Ref, Commentator or Announcer YOU DECIDE.

WWE ACTIVE RESULTS: MIZREF got 85% of the vote

FANDANGO vs Barrett: FANDANGO won after Miz hit the skull crushing finale to Barrett. So its not even like FANDANGO won the match but rather Miz won the match.

After the match Miz shoved FANDANGO and his dancer onto the floor and counted 3 for whatever reason.

HBK RETURNS and tells Cena not to wrestle cos of what happend to Hunter last week. Oh my dear Shawn this is John Cena he never feels pain unlike that mortal HHH.

Nattie celebrated her birthday and Slater pushed the midget into the cake.

3MB vs Khali and The 2 Fat Fucks. Clay got the win after pinning Slater and who could possibly care. After the match Khali led the singing of Happy Birthday to Nattie.

Highlight Reel with Jericho and Heyman: So Jericho kept asking about Punk and Heyman kept talking about Axel and Lesnar. Heyman said he would have an announcement about Punks return later. Jericho bought up that the next PPV would be in Chicago and Heyman accepted a match between Punk and Jericho.

WWE hates Nattie: So on her birthday they had one of the bellas pin Nattie. The Bellas sang Happy Birthday as Nattie cried fuck I dont blame her.

The Wyatt Family is coming soon!!!

Orton and Sheamus vs Rhodes Scholars: We are Rhodes and Sandow still a team. Well Sheamus pinned Sandow cos WHY THE FUCK NOT.

Orton vs Ambrose was announced for Smackdown. Hello DQ Finish.

Cole plugged Bret Hart Apreciation Night on the WWE APP. Lawler made a joke about his Heart Attack.

Axel vs Cena: Axel won by Countout after the Ambulance showed up and Cena went to look at it. Cena searched for Ryback and he wasn’t in the car but he attacked Cena from behind. Cena got Ryback into the AA but Ryback got out and pushed Cena off of the stage. Cena looked on as Axel celebrated in the ring.

Overall: Meh I guess. Besides them announcing Punks return and the new Main Event for the PPV nothing happened.

Wrestlemania 29 Preivew: Biggest Money Show Of All Time

wwewrestlemania29wallpaper_cominghome_8003 days until the biggest pro wrestling show of the year takes place. WWE will hold Wrestlemania 29 on April 7th at Giant Stadium in New Jersey. The Rock and John Cena will headline the show for the 2nd straight year which is only the second time in history that WWE they will do the same main event in back to back years (The First was Bret Hart vs Yokozuna at WrestleMania 9 and 10 in 93 and 94). It is expected that 70,000 fans will attend the show which is a sell out. WWE plans to put more tickets on sale after the set is completed. The show will draw $11 Million which will break the record of $8.2 Million set at lasts years Wrestlemania. In the end WrestleMania 29 will be in the top 4 attended shows in the history of WWE trailing only Summerslam 92, WrestleMania III and WrestleMania 23.

Besides the WrestleMania event WWE will hold its fan fest dubbed Axxess which fans can see original costumes and props from the comapnys history. Also at the Axxess event fans can meet past and present Wrestlers though the top stars such as Cena, Punk, HHH etc are only avalible through a VIP package. Also WWE will hold its annual Hall of Fame cermony from Maddison Square Garden which I previewed in a post a few weeks back.

Pre-Show: Unlike other WWE Pre-Shows within the last year WWE will present an hour long show on their youtube page and WWE.com. The one match officialy announced for the pre-show is Miz vs Wade Barrett with the IC Title currently held by Barrett on the line. Here I see Miz winning the belt to get the show off to a good start by having a babyface win a belt to set the tone of the night. Ever since Barrett won the belt he has been very weak in terms of how he has been used by WWE. I think there is more upside in Miz being a holder of a mid card title than Barrett who can be pushed to a main event spot within months if he is booked right. Besides the match I can see WWE doing some comedy segements with the likes of Santino and Yoshi Tatsu so they get on the show and get the WrestleMania pay day.

Main Show: (1) Tons of Fun with Cameron and Naomi vs Rhodes Schollars with The Bella Twins: 8 man match just to get people on the show. Much like the pre-show I see the faces winning to kick the main show off to a good start. Even though there is more upside in Rhodes and Sandow in the long term than Brodus Clay and Tensai none of that matters when its WrestleMania were the goal is to have faces go over the heels to conclude angles. This will proably be the weakest match on the show.

(2) Chris Jericho vs FANDANGO: After weeks of teasing his debut FANDANGO will finally make his in-ring debut on WWE TV. FANDANGO should win beacuse of Jericho wanting to put talent over to set the next era of WWE ready for the future. At this point there is very little that can effect Jericho and his spot and how over he is with fans so a loss here is not going to kill his momentum.

wwewrestlemania29wallpaper_tagteamchampionship_800(3) WWE Tag Titles: Team Hell No vs Dolph Ziggler and Big E. Langston (With AJ Lee) I see this a heel win. Hell No have been champions since Night Of Champions and that show happened in late September. Despite the length Hell No run they haven’t really built a tag division around them rather than just use the tag belts as a prop in the ever running Kane/Bryan angle. Ziggler and Langston could be a modern day Shawn Michaels and Kevin Nash duo with Ziggler as the cocky heel who thinks hes better than everyone and Langston as the Big Bodyguard who just interferes in matches and can take care of business when needed to. But none of these men matter as much as the use of AJ in this match. Iv’e never been a fan of the AJ push but I think shes going to play a role in the finish judging from her past history with both Daniel Bryan and Kane throughout 2012. Winners: Ziggler and Langston

Mark Henry vs Ryback: This could be pretty good or very bad depending on how much time WWE gives this. If they get about 10 minutes this could be a good big man match. The future is sadly in Ryback rather than Henry. Ryback needs a win after a bad run of results on PPV since his loss to CM Punk at Hell In A Cell in October. Henry who has been so great since they turned him heel in 2011 and began the Hall of Pain gimmick. The idea of these two huge men just going into this wanting to kill each other is great and the build of them trying to up the other with feats of stength has been great also. I see Ryback getting the win.

wrestlemania-29-shield-bigshow-sheamus-orton-wallpaper-previewThe Shield vs Randy Orton, Sheaus and Big Show: The whole purpose of this match is to get Orton back as a heel. In recent weeks they have really been playing up Orton as the babyface to make his turn seem huge. Orton has been rallying for a heel turn for months and turning him here as he screws Sheamus and gives the Shield the win. Shield gets the win.

wm29_albertodelrio_jackswagger_800x600World Heavyweight Title: Alberto Del Rio vs Jack Swagger: This can go either way. Del RIo has been very meh as a face since he turned. Swagger has been really great since they bought him back with this new gimmick. This could be a match that little care about. Del Rio will retain here and I can see Ziggler cashing in his MITB title shot to win the belt and possibly set up a 3 way feud between Swagger, Ziggler and Del Rio going forward.

wwewrestlemania29wallpaper_brock-lesnarvstripleh_800Triple H vs Brock Lesnar; Unlike Shawn Michaels vs Undertaker in 2010 when they really built up the fact Shawn could very well retire this has been the total opposite. Triple H is in no jeprody of losing this match hes just been postioned to strong in the feud to be in any trouble of losing to Lesnar. The idea they have HHH look so strong is just random seeing they are booking a carer match and HHH doesn’t really seem to care that if he looses his WWE carer is over. Going forward Lesnar should win judging from the plans for WrestleMania 30 for 2014. But this is WWE and HHH is a top ranked person in how the company is run so he is pretty much doing this feud on his own terms rather than the lower matches on the card. As much as I hate to say it HHH wins when he and Michaels do the old DX double finish on Lesnar.

wrestlemania-29-cm-punk-undertaker-wallpaper-previewCM Punk vs The Undertaker: This build has been very poor going from the last few Undertkaer Mania matches. I don’t think WWE had a clear idea on where to go with this feud before the death of Paul Bearer several weeks ago. The feud has been pushed on Undertaker getting revenge on Punk for mocking the death of Bearer which just screams lazy booking. Taker is winning no question or dobut about it. The question is how good is the match going to be. I remember Punk and Taker worked a series of matches in the fall of 2009 and they weren’t good. Im not saying they were bad but considering the level of worker both men are they just weren’t that good. But back then Punk was in the shitter with WWE for his choice of clothing while on tour the matches were bascially squash matches with Taker beating Punk. Now Punk is higher on the todempole so I see this being a lot better. But Taker is bangded up bad and even with the year off he is still quite banged up. None the less Taker just gives it his all at Mania and since 2007 he has given Match of The Night or in some cases Year performances. 21-0

wwewrestlemania29wallpaper_therockvsjohncenaii_800WWE Title: John Cena vs The Rock: This is the the match the show is built on. Unlike last year when we had a year build we have a road to redemption. The idea is that when Cena lost to the Rock last year his whole life turned around and they have hinted to his loss to Rock leading to his real life divorce which is just laughable. The whole story has been Cena needed to avenge that loss and I guess that none of his carer means anything besides this win which is funny cos they make it seem Cena has never won the belt before with him going I need the title even though hes held it like 12 times which is the record for WWE title reigns. Rock on the otherhand hasn’t been as great as he was a year ago due to the fact he hasn’t been around as much as he was a year ago. Cena on the other hand has been a lot better in how hes taking this match. Last year he was just crying that Rock never showed up after he said he was never leaving again following his return to WWE in 2011. This year he is more determained to get his win and reclaim his title. During the debate segment on the March 25th Raw they really hinted a Cena heel turn where WWE played the 2001 Steve Austin card with him saying he needed to beat Rock which is what Austin said to Rock prior to their Mania match and Austin did turn heel aligning with Vince McMahon to get the WWE title back. If they do infact go with the Cena heel turn they need to do something where he just cuts a promo on the fans the next night on RAW about them booing him and that hes over it. Unlike the 2001 Austin turn they can’t align him with a heel authority figure because none of them are effectve as McMahon was back then. Either way Cena is walking out with the WWE Championship its been a year in the making and it sets up their final match for either Extreme Rules or SummerSlam.

Full Card Predictions

Pre-Show, Miz beats Wade Barrett for the IC Title

Main Show (1) Tons of Funk def Rhodes Scholars

(2) FANDANGO def Chris Jericho

(3) WWE Tag Team Titles: Ziggler and Langston def Team Hell No

(4) Ryback def Mark Henry

(5) The Shield def Randy Orton, Big Show and Sheamus

(6) World Heavyweight Championship: Del Rio def Swagger

(7) Triple H def Brock Lesnar

(8) The Undertaker def CM Punk

(9) WWE Championship: John Cena def The Rock