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.

 

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.

RAW July 8th 2013:

RAW opened with Vickie coming out to the ring. They had a ladder near the ring cos Money In The Bank is this Sunday. She said the ladder represented her climb up the WWE from what I recall she hasn’t really made a climb. They bought her in for the Eddie/Rey feud in 2005. After Eddie died she was just kinda around until they put her with Edge and she became the Smackdown GM and since then shes either just managed wrestlers who loose or been the GM. When she got to the top of the ladder she said she did everything for the People. Lawler then said fans will decide her fate with a poll on the App. How nice is it that this womans fate will be decided by a poll on a smartphone app.

Daniel Bryan vs Sheamus: This was a really good match. Aside from the 18 second match at Mania 28 these two always have good matches when given time. Bryan got the win with the rollup cos we can’t have him submitting everyone I guess. Sheamus didn’t act like a dick and he shook hands with Bryan.

Backstage the TNA cameraman was looking for the Wyatt Family who are finally here but weren’t found.

AJ and Langston were in a hallway making fun of Kaitlyn when Dolph walked in. AJ hugged him and said she missed him. I guess they don’t hang out when they aren’t on RAW together. Dolph asked why she didn’t come to the ring with him anymore and AJ said she would at Money In The Bank. I Smell a Ziggler loss because of AJ.

WWE Tag Title Match will be on the Pre-Show. So much for that Uso Push again.

The Shield vs The Two Fat Fucks: Speaking of the Tag Titles here are our fighting champions. Thankfully they beat the two fat fucks.

The TNA camerman was still looking for the Wyatt Family and he did when Luke Harper told the camera guy to follow him.

John Cena came out to have his final face off with Henry. Henry came out all serious saying for 17 years hes been starving and that hes serious. Our WWE champion then made a snickers joke. You see why people fucking hate Cena he just jokes like none of these heels are threats to him. Cena cut the bullshit as the promo went on and they did the whole Henry needs to win or he has no legacy thing even though he has won the World Heavyweight Championship. Cena struggled to hit the AA when things got physical. I guess they are playing it up Henry is too big for him to lift even though ive see him lift Big Show and Edge at once. Also Mark Henry is so great these days.

Orton said he would cash in Money In The Bank after winning it on Sunday.

Curtis Axel vs Chris Jericho: Jericho won with the Codebreaker. I don’t see why beating Axel to Jericho makes sense unless they are doing Axel/Jericho for Summerslam. But I guess Jericho needed a win before the Ryback match. Oh Miz did commentary for this.

All the Smackdown Money In The Bank geeks were backstage. Barrett knocked out FANDANGO.

BRAY WYATT HAS BEEN FOUND AND IS HERE.

Del Rio vs Sin Cara: But before we get to the Wyatt family we have to watch this. Sin Cara has his lights back and it makes no sense why. Dolph came out to do a mock Del Rio introduction so Del Rio and him brawled.

Vickie and Maddox were in the ring. The McMahons came out. Vickie kissed all their asses as she went over her accomplishments as GM which included bringing Rock and Undertaker back to RAW. Steph got pissed because she blamed Vickie for bringing back Brock Lesnar. Vince said she was entertaining and Brock coming back was a good idea. Hunter just said she was doing a terrible job. He then blamed the crowd booing her good enough reason to fire her. Vince said she should be the permanent GM, Hunter said she should be fired so it was all up to Steph. Steph acted like a bitch and relied on the WWE Poll to decide her fate. 75% of the fans voted fail so Vickie was fired just like that. Vickie cried as Steph fired her. Something tells me Vickie will still be on RAW. The McMahons left as Vickie was begging for her job back. Vince asked the fans if they were happy they broke Vickies heart and then said all the fans failed and not Vickie. They announced Maddox as the GM oh goody.

Vince consoled Vickie for her loss and said he would make everything right again.

Kane vs Christian: Kane won with the chokeslam. What a return for Christian. But after the match they showed Bray Wyatt on the video screen on a rocking chair.

Following that video The Wyatt Family was finally here. The lights went out and Wyatt carried a lantern to the ring with him. The lights went back on and the two other guys attacked Kane. Wyatt got out of his rocking chair and looked over a prone Kane. The fans chanted Husky Harris at him.

Vickie was packing her things when The Ryback gave her a hug for whatever reason.

Divas had a match yeah thats all.

Randy Orton vs CM Punk: Randy Orton lost again my god thats like 2 losses in a row for him now. Bryan came in after the match and beat them both up. He got the ladder and held up the briefcase to end the show.

WWE Raw July 1st 2013: The Crowd That Didn’t Care

Well this show was as bland as you could get. After some really good RAWs in the last few week this show just seemed really flat and dull. The crowd not really caring didn’t help either. 

Vickie came out to kick the show off and announced a Cena/Del Rio match for later tonight so yeah we have that to look forward to.

Daniel Bryan then came out with a ladder. He went on about being the weak link and whatnot. He said the new question was if he could win the WWE Title. This bought out Sheamus who bought up the 18 Second match from WrestleMania 28 and then called Bryan a troll cos Sheamus is a dick. Orton came out and said hes starving for the WWE title. Kane came out and well no one cared. Christian came out and said he was the king of the ladder match. Punk was out last and said hes the best cos hes won two Money in the bank matches. Bryan said if Punk called himself the best again hed make him tap faster then he did to Orton last week. Orton stepped up to Bryan but Kane got between them. Orton then gave the RKO to Kane and they all had a brawl.

The Shield vs The Usos and Christian: Ambrose pinned Christian with help from Rollins. This basically just set up the next programs for the Shield even more.

Kane and Bryan argued backstage. Bryan made a Orton/Kane match with him as ref. How exactly did he do this.

Dolph Ziggler vs Jinder Mahal: Quick match with Ziggler winning with the zig zag. 3MB tried to beat down Ziggler but he escaped.

Vickie complained to Maddox about the McMahons screwing around with her every week. Hunter came in and said she was doing a great job.

Kane vs Randy Orton: So they did two finishes for this. Orton punched Kane in the corner until Bryan forced Orton to stop and then Orton pushed Bryan which led to Bryan calling a DQ win for Kane. Kane didn’t want to win that way so Bryan restarted the match. This one ended with Orton going for the RKO but Bryan was in the way and Kane hit the big boot to get the pin. Kane was still unhappy about Bryan interfearing and went to chokeslam Bryan but didn’t. So Orton gave Bryan the RKO.

Punk told Heyman that he doesn’t trust Axel but he does trust Paul. Heyman tired the whole well if you trust me the than you should trust him too thing. Punk also said he would beat the Prime Time Players on his own.

Sheamus vs FANDANGO: So Fandango making his return after his concussion. They had a pretty good match until FANDANGO walked out and lost via count-out.

Chris Jericho came out for commentary and wished everyone Happy Canada Day. Good thing to say when your in the US.

The Miz vs The Ryback. THE MIZ BEAT THE RYBACK. Well Ryback played up a sore knee that they sold as the reason for his loss. They put over how this makes Ryback vulnerable. Jericho hit the codebreaker on Ryback.

Mark Henry came out and said no one will deny him at Money In The Bank he then called the fans puppets.

Vince then met with Vickie and Maddox. Vince was pissed about Bryan still. He was then pissed about Cena vs Del Rio being done on RAW and not PPV. You know they did 3 Cena vs Del Rio matches on PPV in 2011.

CM Punk & Curtis Axel vs The Prime Time Player. I just realized Punk and Axel used to be in the New Nexus together in 2011. Anyway on to the match. Punk didn’t trust Axel so the Players took advantage of the match. Punk hit the GTS on Young but Titus run in after Punk who side stepped him. Axel hit a tag and got the pin.

Kaitlyn vs Alicia Fox: Kaitlyn won with the spear. AJ and Langston came out after the match and they mocked Kaitlyn again. They showed unflattering photos of Kaitlyn from her moddeling days but they made her FAT.

Stephanie came in for her go at Vickie. She went on about how an example should be made out of AJ. Vickie complained about the McMahons hounding her. Stephanie then said Vickie would face a Performance Review next week. Oh Great another performance review with members of the McMahon family haven’t seen that in the last year.

Sandow said he and Cody would remain best friends even though they are both in Money In The Bank. Zeb and Cesaro then came out with the returning Jack Swagger.

Cody Rhodes vs Antonio Cesaro: Cesaro won with the neutralizer. Sandow was sad that Cody lost. 

They did some shit with the Diva Show on E!. Honestly if you want a good show on E! just go watch one of the Kardashian shows plus the Kardashians are hotter than the divas anyway.

The WYATT FAMILY IS COMING NEXT WEEK WHOOOO

Alberto Del Rio vs John Cena: This was a fun back and forth match with both men hitting both their finishers. Cena hit the AA after Ziggler appeared getting the win. Henry grabbed the WWE title and put it on Johns feet. Cena went to pick it up but Henry attacked him.

A very boring show this week. I guess we have the Wyatt family coming next week so we have that to look forward to as well as yet another Performance Review oh the joy.

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.

 

Raw June 17th 2013: Time For Some Punk Brock

Show opened up with new World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio. Bit odd seeing someone other than HHH, Vince or Stephanie open the show after the past few weeks. Del Rio called himself Superman which may anger some people cos we already have a Superman in WWE and it aint you. He then talked about how he won the title and how Ziggler did the same to him the night after WrestleMania. I don’t see any connection to these two events but thats what were going with here. He then trashed the fans for cheering for Ziggler when Ziggler cashed in his title shot the night after Mania. He then said America is full of Pigs and Cowards. Nice heel promo here.

CM Punk then came out with Paul Heyman. Punk took offense to Del Rio calling himself the best cos we all know Punk is The Best In The World so Punk challenged him to  a match. Heyman butted in saying his clients don’t work for free and Punk looked at Heyman. For those that don’t know Punk and Heyman are just friends and Punk is no client of his. Del Rio turned down Punks challenge. Its clear Punk is turning face as we would see later in the night.

Vickie came out and then basically made the match official.

They announced Orton vs Bryan for later in the show.

Punk told Heyman that he don’t need him to win matches. He said Heyman is no longer welcome at ringside for his matches.

Wade Barrett was meant to face Curtis Axel but Vickie said he would face CHRISTIAN who found his way back to WWE.

Wade Barrett vs Christian: Christian won with the killswitch. Quick little match that establishes Christian after being gone for so long. Barrett continues to be misused.

SHEAMUS LOOSES: Well when this came up I figured the Celtic Warrior would go on his merry way and beat two men at once and Boy was I wrong. Sandow got his win back from the previous night after Sandow got a schoolboy. Sheamus killed them for the entire match though. Oh the benefits of being buddies with Triple H.

#WWEAPP: Stip for Orton/Bryan, NODQ, No Count Out or 2 Out Of 3 Falls.

RVD is returning for One PPV Show In JULY

Vickie and Maddox were asking what Hunter thought of the Main Event. Why would they care what Hunter would think does he need to approve all Main Events now. He loved the idea and then questioned them what the main event would be if Punk didn’t decide to confront Del Rio. She had no response and changed the topic to Christian. Vickie and Maddox tired to take credit for RVD coming back (P.S He Was At The WWE Hall Of Fame) Anyway Triple H told Vickie to cut off the Shield tonight and make a stand. You Never Know Hunter match decide to beat them all 1 after the other. Hunter then joked about how great it was 3MB got booked yeah exactly.

Hell No Is Finally Dead: Kane confronted Bryan. Bryan said he can’t be part of a team and he needs to be part of Team DB. He said he needs the WWE title. Kane said the same. God help us if Kane wrestles for the WWE title in 2013.

WWE App: Orton called Bryan the weak link and blamed them for the loss on the PPV. Well I wish we could blame Orton.

Brayn vs Orton: NO DQ won the poll. They wrestled for awhile. The main story was Bryan never wanted to quit after the beating he took. They stopped the match due to Bryan and his injured ribs. Orton was given the win and Bryan looked depressed and I don’t blame Im sure most of the people who wrestle Orton have that look. Orton went over to Bryan extended his hand and Bryan grabbed. They then hugged and walked out together. The end made no sense.

AJ came out I then proceeded to groan. She said her Ziggy would share the spotlight with her “The Greatest Diva Champion Ever” She then called out any woman who could be compared. Well Stephanie came out. Normally id be relived to see Stephanie McMahon on TV but recently I could care less. Steph called out AJ for degrading women for her actions against Kaitlyn. She agreed and said instead of dating Superstars she’ll just Marry one. OHHHH BURN. Stephanie said no one does crazy like the McMahons. Yeah go back and watch 2000-2003 WWE and relive all the crazy moments. Kaitlyn came out with other women and I could care less about all 6 of them. Steph walked up to Kaitlyn cut off her mic and told her to not interrupt her again. Can we just announce that the McMahons are heels again. After that Kaitlyn walked to the ring she then went on about how AJ humiliated her. Kaitlyn then attacked her until Big E pulled AJ away.

Dean Ambrose vs  Kane: DQ finish after the Shield beat up Kane. Even after Hunters advice no one helped Kane.

Mark Henry was backstage in quite the suit. He was with The Prime Time Player and Tamina who still has a job. Darren Young was crying.

Vickie reminded the Shield that shes the boss. Ambrose wondered what she could do to them. Vince came in and greeted the Shield. He told them to keep up the good work.

William Regal vs Antonio Cesaro: I’ll always love seeing Regal on TV. Cesaro was introduced as Zeb Coulters new guy. Maybe this will help out Cesaro. Cesaro beat Regal quick with a sleeper hold ad Neutralizer.

John Cena then came out and did the same bullshit he talks about every week. You Hate Me but I love You. He said hes looking forward to Money In The Bank and awaiting his next challenger. Mark Henrys suit walked out. John went to leave but Henry told him to stay. So Henry went into his “retirement speech” about how hed been successful ( I guess successful is getting injured during ever major push you have had). He said his one regret was never winning the WWE Title. Cena walked up to him and raised his arm only for Henry to slam Cena as the crowd went crazy. Henry took off his jacked screaming hes got more in the tank.

Rene Young asked Henry what happened. He called the people puppets and challenged Cena for the title.

Chris Jericho vs Heath Slater: Chris Jericho won in an epic back and forth match. Nah not really he won quickly with the codebreaker and then beat up 3MB.

Matt Striker asked Heyman his thoughts on Punks comments earlier. Heyman turned the talk to Axel.

Curtis Axel vs Sin Cara: Sin Cara has his stupid lighting back again. Axel won with a body scissor DDT.

Dean Ambrose vs Daniel Bryan is on Smackdown

Vickie and Maddox were confronted by the McMahons. Vince said they were doing a great job. Vince asked what she plans to do about Henry. She then made Henry vs Cena official. Vince approved of this. Stephanie asked why Vickie was allowing the show to get out of hand. At one point she said the show was a disaster which is so much funnier if you hear what goes on during the show. Hunter wondered why Vickie didn’t make an example out of the Shield. So Hunter told Vickie to Listen to Him while Vince said listen to him. Basically they both think they are right to run the show. They both left and Steph said to listen to her. Just turn heel already for fuck sake.

Heyman ran up to Punk before his match and told him he loved him. Well something is going down.

CM Punk vs Alberto Del Rio: Long back and forth match and this one is no joke. Punk hit the GTS but Del Rio got out of the ring. Del Rio walked out meaning Punk won by count out. Dolph ran out and attacked Del Rio and Ricardo. Then BROCK came out as Punk looked at him confused. Brock circled Punk and then took a mic but then gave the F5 to PUNK. Brock smiled as the show ended.

Overall: Great show for setting up futrue stuff. Henry was great in his segment with Cena. Punk/Brock is a shoe in for Summerslam. Bryan is now on his road to the WWE title. And the McMahons look to be on TV for the foreseeable future now.

WWE Payback June 16th 2013

WWE held its 5 PPV of the year from the All-State Arena in Chicago Illinois. The show was built around not only return of CM Punk who had been absent since WrestleMania XXIX but the return of the 3 Stages Of Hell Match between John Cena and Ryback for the WWE Championship. Once again WWE changed a match result in fear of the show becoming predictable with Alberto Del Rio winning back the World Heavyweight Championship from Dolph Ziggler in a math that resembled the famed “Double Turn” seen during the WrestleMania 13 match between Bret Hart and Steve Austin in the same building back in 1997.

Pre-Show: Sheamus defeated Damien Sandow: They had a good little 10 minute match with Sheamus winning with the Brouge Kick. Pretty predictable start here but honestly did anyone think Sandow would get a upset win over Sheamus.

(1) Curtis Axel defeated Wade Barrett and The Miz: Curtis Axel won a good triple threat with lots of near falls and saves after pinning Barrett before he tapped to the Figure Four leg lock from Miz. Axel was the only choice to win here as Miz is just a guy in the midcard now and Barrett needed the belt off of him so they can actually try and push him up the card. Axel is a newer act who in the last month has been positioned weird in the fact hes been in matches with Cena and HHH but not gotten clean wins. They played it up big about him winning the title on fathers day seeing that he is the son of Curt Hennig who was IC Champion back in 1990. After the match Axel and Heyman ran into HHH and they had a face off. Vince then came in and more or less made HHH/Axel 6 I think were up to now but Hunter still wont wrestle him.

(2) AJ Lee defeated Kaitlyn: AJ won the divas title after a solid match for the WWE divas. It was quick but you don’t need the divas to wrestle for 10 minutes. This wasn’t as good as the Knockouts Match from the TNA PPV earlier this month but still better than most WWE Diva matches. Kaitlyn went for the spear but stalled and mocked AJ but blowing her a kiss. AJ kicked out the spear and hit the Black Widow or Inoki Octopuss submission. They played it up that Kaitlyn was having a nervous breakdwon or something after the match with her crying in the ring. Backstage all the babyface women consoled her.

(3) Dean Ambrose Count Win over Kane: This was just a match. Ambrose hit the Headlock DDT after Kane cleared the spanish announce table. The crowd booed the count out finish which in Chicago WWE should of known better.

(4) Alberto Del Rio defeated Dolph Ziggler: Ziggler played total babyface here and they played up the concussion with Del Rio kicking him in the head getting heat. They tried to have the match stopped but Ziggler wanted to fight on. Del Rio hit the superkick to get the win even though he played “heel” throughout the match he got a pop from the fans. Thankfully WWE realized Del RIo was not a good face and they decided Ziggler should be in that spot cos he comes off as such a more likeable guy over Del Rio. Del Rio then did an interview saying he gives 100% for the fans and all that jazz as they booed him pretty heavily.

(5) CM Punk defeated Chris Jericho: This was so awesome. At the moment this is the best match WWE has done all year just edging out the Taker/Punk match from Mania. These guys stole the show. Punk played total babyface here with Jericho playing heel. Punk won after hitting 2 GTS. Go see this match.

(6) The Shield defeated Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan: These guys got screwed over when it comes to time. They had a good match considering the time they had but it wasn’t as good as their TV matches. They didn’t do much in the sense of Bryan/Orton the only spot being Bryan hitting a tope on Orton after Reigns shoved Rollins out the way. Reigns speared Bryan which lead to an RKO from Orton that led to the Curb Stomp from Rollins to Bryan for the pin. Yes they pinned the man who is meant to face Cena for the title next month and not Orton who is still just a guy. Anyway Orton gave Bryan the RKO after the match,

(7) John Cena defeated Ryback: 3 falls so lets get going

Fall 1: Ryback won the lumberjack match with the Shellshock. Cena dove out onto the lumberjacks at one point and it was a nice spot.

Fall 2: Cena won the tables match after Ryback went for the Shellshock with Cena reversing it into the Attitude Adjustment.

Fall 3: Cena won after hitting the Attitude Adjustment on top of the ambulance with Ryback going through the roof thus ending the mach.

This wasn’t to the callibar of the Austin/HHH 3 Stages of Hell from 2001 or the HHH/HBK one from 2002 but was better than the mess Orton and HHH in 2009. It was a fine Main Event and did it’s job ending the Cena/Ryback angle.

Overall: A really good show with a lot of good wrestling. Jericho and Punk is the stand out match on this show by far. The rest was ok to good.