WWE Raw July 22nd 2013

Show kicked off with the Cena/Bryan contract signing for SummerSlam. Maddox asked Cena why he chose Bryan for the match. Bryan came out and Cena said he chose him because he can see God Given talent in Bryan. Cena went on about how size doesn’t matter and name dropped the usual names like Shawn, Eddie and Rey. Cena then said Bryan was the best competition in WWE right now but sometimes the best isn’t good enough well no shit this is WWE not UFC. Bryan went to respond but that asshole Maddox cut him off and Bryan felt the need to prove himself. Maddox put Bryan in a guantlet challenge for later on.

Sheamus vs Alberto Del Rio: Sheamus had a large bruise on his left leg which left him unable to hit the White Noise and Del Rio got the pin.

Rene Young was with Booker and Teddy asking them about Vickie being named Smackdown GM. Teddy was pissed he took all the fall for Booker during his time off. Teddy more or less agreed Vince made the right call replacing Booker.

Christian vs Titus O’Neil: Christian won with the Killswitch. Christian is just another guy on the roster now.

Mark Henry was out and pretty much called out the Shield. The Shield came out and they all brawled. The Usos came out to even things out as Ambrose and Rollins got out the ring. Reigns was left on his own but was pulled out by Ambrose and Rollins and they all left.

Bryan was getting ready for his matches later on. Cena came in and said that he thinks Maddox is not making these decisions on his own. Bryan took this as an opportunity to prove he belongs in the WWE title picture.

Dolph Ziggler vs Darren Young: Ziggler won with the Zig-Zag. Big E ran out after the match and attacked Ziggler. No AJ This week.

Now the show got fucking awful. Miz TV with the cast of the Diva Show. First off I will not be watching this Diva Show if im gonna watch E! im watching The Kardashians cos its a lot more fun than watching the Divas do bad acting plus I think the 3 Kardashian sisters are better looking than the Divas then again thats my opinion. Lawler came into more or less perv on the women like its 1998 with Sable all over again. Eva Marie slapped Lawler for perving on her. Go Watch The Diva Show On Sunday

Hunter was with Maddox backstage. He agree with Cena in the mindset that Vince is putting words into his mouth. Hunter called Bryan the future of the WWE. Hunter left and then Stephanie showed up. She had an idea to help out Brad but she hadn’t thought it out fully.

Cody Rhodes vs FANDANGO: Cody won with the CrossRhodes I don’t think I have ever wrote these words in the 7 months ive been doing this. Sandow was doing commentary. FANDANGO got distracted by him which set up Cody for the win.

RVD vs Wade Barrett: RVD won with the frog-splash. Im done with Barrett now he has no hope

The Daniel Bryan Guantlet

(1) Jack Swagger: Swagger went for the Swagger Bomb but Bryan got him into the No lock for the win.

(2) Antonio Cesaro: For those who watched these two in ROH this was quite fun. This by far was the best thing on the show they just wrestled each other. Cesaro went for the super uppercut but Bryan reversed it into a roll up for the win.

Cut to Maddox with ALEX RILEY for some reason. First off why was Alex Riley hanging out with the GM. Well Riley said “The Kid” yes “The Kid” proved himself but Maddox said not yet.

(3) The Ryback: Ryback has best matches with Bryan. Bryan won by DQ after Ryback sent Bryan through a table.

Cena came out to be the hero and ran off the Ryback. Cena challenged Ryback to a tables match next week. They just had a fucking tables match at Payback I mean do we need one on RAW. Anyway Maddox then made the match official and announced Bryan vs Kane for next week also.

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Extreme Rules 2013 Recap: The Shield Rules

WWE hosted its first PPV since Wrestlemania 29 at the Scottrade Center in St Louis on May 19th 2013. The show was very good with several matches being great. The show didn’t hold up to the Extreme Rules show from 2012 with 3 classic Main Event matches. The three main stories coming out the show were The Shield walking out with the Tag Titles and US Title, The No Finish in the WWE title match between Ryback and John Cena and lastly Brock Lesnar beating HHH in the cage match.

Pre Show: The Miz def Cody Rhodes: This was short but back and forth. Miz got the win when he applied the figure four onto Rhodes.  I guess this gives Miz a win on his return but Cody is still lost in the shuffle.

1. Chris Jericho def FANDANGO: Jericho carried the match and really give it his all to make FANDANGO look good in loosing. Jericho got the win after FANDANGO came off the rope and Jericho hit the Codebreaker which was awesome to get the pin.

They had a backstage deal with Sheamus saying that tractor trailers don’t hit back

2. Dean Ambrose def Kofi Kingston: This was ok but they didn’t get enough time to have a better match. It was clear when this was announced that Kofi was loosing the belt and he did. Ambrose won by hitting his headlock DDT after Kofi tried to hit Trouble In Paradise. So our first Shield title win is in the books.

WWE refferenced Sam Muchnick and Lou Thesz throughout the night being that we are in St Louis and its always weird hearing them talk about Muchnick and Thesz cos WWE rarely acknowledges them at all.

4. Sheamus def Mark Henry: This was the return of the strap match and by my count only the 3rd strap match used in WWE. This was like all the rest of the strap matches. They dragged each other around trying to touch each of the four corners. Sheamus hit the Brouge Kick to Henry before touching the 4th corner. This was OK.

They did a deal backstage with Kaitlyin and AJ. Kaitlyin made a Looney Tunes refference and it set AJ off cos shes still sensitive to any word that alludes to her being a nutcase. They had a tussle as The Bellas and Tamina watched on. This really meant nothing at all.

5. Alberto Del Rio def Jack Swagger: This was ok. The main spot being Del Rio locked in the Patiot Act with Ricardo trying to throw in the towel with Del Rio telling him not to. Zeb threw in the towel and Swagger was announced as the winner. A second ref came out to inform the ref of what happened and we got a replay and the match restarted. Del Rio struggled to get up but after a few seconds he locked Swagger in the armbar for the win.

6. The Shield def Team Hell No: FINALLY TEAM HELL NO LOST THE BELTS. I am one of the few people who has never liked Kane and Bryan as a tag team and am so glad they lost the belts. This was a great match considering this was short. Reigns catapaulted Bryan into a double kick by Rollins. Reigns put Bryan into a torture rack and Rollins hit a kneedrop off of the top rope. Reigns got the pin to win the belts.

7 .Randy Orton def Big Show: This was very good and the first match that got any sort of time. Orton got the win which doesn’t annoy me cos I could care less if Big Show looses and Orton going forward is worth more than a 42 year old Big Show. Orton tried all of his main moves. He hit an RKO but Show kicked out, Hit The DDT off of the top rope and Show kicked out, Orton then hit an RKO onto a chair but Show kicked out. Orton then hit the punt to get the win. So the idea was that Orton couldn’t beat Show but did.

8. John Cena draw Ryback: So this was interesting. The match was very good and they did kill each other going around the arena with people going through tables and diving off of railings. But the main thing people will take away from this is both men going through the lighting setup. This reminded me of when Matt Hardy and Edge went through the electrical setup in 2005 on RAW. They played it up huge when they stretchered Cena off and the the fans were pissed chanting This Is Bullshit. I understand why the fans would be pissed cos this is a cheap finish to get out of beating either guy.

9. Brock Lesnar def HHH: This was the best of the 3 matches these two have had. Lesnar won after he hit HHH with the sledgehammer and an F-5. At one point Heyman got in the cage and HHH gave him the pedigree and then one to Brock for a nearfall. This is my choice for match of the night and they did well in protecting Brock going forward. HHH sold the finish well to make Brock seem like a killer and I don’t see what they can do with Hunter now going forward.

Overall as I said this was a good show that really got going about halfway through the show.

RAW April 8th 2013: The Greatest Crowd Of All Time, 2 Title Changes and A Heel Turn

First off I just wanna say what a show that was on Monday night. Im usually very down on RAW just cos the show drags on with the 3 hours and most of the time I just don’t care for most of the stuff WWE does. But Monday was so fun to watch that I highly recommend any wrestling fan to watch this show it was that good.

Opening: RAW opened with pictures recapping the action from Wrestlemania. This bought me back to the late 90s when WWF would do this after a PPV. Something about images with epic music is better than just showing clips. Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and JBL will be providing us with commentary tonight.

The CHAMP IS BACK: Cena came out with another new shirt. I swear he just debuted that yellow one a few weeks back but its nice to see Cena in white again. So Cena did one of his typical promos about Mania but then he stopped and said hes known the crowd for 10 years. He said hes feeling good tonight while most of these fans are booing him. Cena said he may do a championship dance tonight and he teased doing some dancing and well the crowd hated it. Cena actually said a heel turn and turned his heel. I guess this is a Wink Wink moment for all the ICW fans who said Cena was turning at Mania. So Cena said The CHAMP IS HERE and the crowd chanted Same Ol Shit.

Mark Henry made his way out. Henry started off by said whats up to Cena which was nice. We got a sexual chocolate chant. Cena said the crowd wanted to have sex with chocolate. So Cena offered Henry a title match but Booker T came out and said Cena can’t be booking title matches. First off shouldn’t Vickie be making matches for RAW not Booker. Im not going to get into the hierarchy of GMs in WWE. Booker said Rock is entitled to a re-match so he basically made a match were if Henry won he would get a future title shot. Also we got a bullshit chant when Booker said Rock was not at the arena cos he was injured.

Big E Langston Big Raw Debut: Unlike FANDANGO, Big E didn’t get to make his singles match debut at Mania. Much luck for Langston cos he gets to face Daniel Bryan. Langston just overpowered Bryan with Bryan using his speed to get out of holds. Langston got his first win with The Big Ending.

Backstage: Josh Matthews was with NFL legend Kurt Warner who is plugging his new reality show “The Moment” which just happens to be on the USA Network like RAW.

Intercontinental Championship: Wade Barrett gets his re-match against the Miz. For whatever reason Barrett won the belt back. This makes no sense to me at all. They beat Barrett on a pre-show so the face could win the title. Then 24 hours later they reverse it like nothing happened. This just baffled me.

Backstage: Sheamus went into see Vickie and Maddox. He basically wanted a match with Big Show. Vickie gave Sheamus his match.

Backstage Again: This time Orton walks into Booker. Orton congratulates Booker on his HOF induction and admires his ring. Orton asked Booker a favor and what a coincidence he wanted a match with Big Show to and what do you know he got his wish.

Swagger and Zeb vs Del Rio: Del Rio beat Swagger again with the armbreaker. It would of made sense for what happens next for Swagger to beat Del Rio with the ankle lock and keep in the hold for a long time sorta like Angle and Michaels from Mania 21. I don’t know I guess Del Rio can’t loose to an American or something.

So the medics and Ricardo come out to check on Del Rio but then “IM HERE TO SHOW THE WORLD’ yes the MEME finally came to life.

Dolph Ziggler vs Alberto Del RIo: Ziggler won the World Heavyweight Championship with the Zig-Zag. Now everyone can calm down about Ziggler getting fucked around cos he has the belt now. The crowd loved this.

So Ziggler, Langston and AJ celebrated backstage

The Undertaker came out with all the lights off and stuff. He said he tributed his win to Paul Bearer which was pretty obvious if you saw the end of the match. The Sheild appeared in the crowd and their music hit. They got to the ring and beat down Taker until the Kane pyro went off and out comes Kane with Daniel Bryan to help run the Shield off. Man WWE is booking the Shield so well these guys will be legit stars by the end of the year.

Backstage: Josh was with Ziggler and his posse. Ziggler said hes been too damn good for too long and the crowd cheered. He then said it maybe the day after WrestleMania bu this is his WrestleMania moment. ZIggler said hes gonna shine his title up cos its been too long.

Piss Break Match #1: Santino, Truth and Ryder vs 3MB: Yeah the geeks lost to some other geeks not one damn was given. 3MB are the bottom feeder geeks while Santino, Truth and Ryder are guys who are over but are geeks.

Video highlights on Mania week with its impact on New York and New Jersey

They aired a video from the WrestleMania post show with Big Show saying hes all for himself. Wasn’t he all for himself for most of 2012 until he decided he wanted to fight the Shield.

So Sheamus and Orton were backstage arguing who should have the match with Big Show. Sheamus walked out the room. So they were both in the ring and this lead to a vote on the WWE APP which I still don’t have to determine who would face Big Show. Orton won in a landslide getting 77% of the vote. So the vote was pointless cos Booker and Vickie decided to book Orton vs Sheamus so that was a waste of time,

Orton vs Sheamus. The fans did not care about this match cos I guess these are two guys WWE shoves down the fans throats. The fans had more fan chanted RVD and JBL. This match was made even more pointless when Show came out and beat both of them up again. So what was the point of this thing I honestly have no idea. But the highlight was a Randy Savage chant. At the end we got a Thank You Big Show chant cos he ended this BS.

FANDANGO vs Kofi: My god is Kofi Kingston just stuck in the mid-card I mean this guy just does nothing. Fandango got the DQ win after Jericho got involved. Jericho was playing to this crowd and the first guy to do so. Chris Jericho is so great. The crowd then hummed the FANDANGO music and this crowd was dancing to it as well. Much like the YES chants last year with Bryan I think this segment with Humming and dancing just made FANDANGO.

PAUL HEYMAN: Josh was with Heyman and he is disappointed about last night. I would be too if both my guys lost matches. Paul trashed Jersey and this crowd still cheered him. God I love this crowd.

That Match That Got Bumped Off OF Mania: Yeah so there was a match that was not on Mania last night. The Two Fat Fucks and Their Two Dancing Whores won in a match no one cared for. This crowd was having to much fun dancing to the FANDANGO theme.

Mark Henry vs Cena: The Crowd was still dancing to FANDANGO. The match ended in count out when Cena beat the 10 count.

Henry attacked Cena with the belt after the match. Ryback ran out and gave Henry a spine buster. Ryback went to offer his hand to Cena and Cena being the guy he is accepted. Well Ryback turned on Cena and attacked him. This crowd loved Ryback going after Cena an it was one of the biggest pops he has gotten since his major push last Summer.

Thoughts. This RAW was so good. The in ring action was ok but this crowd made this show so good. Its like the One Night Stand Shows the action wasn’t great but the crowds made the shows what they are. As I said earlier go check this show out cos it was so good.