Last week's show is here: http://prowresblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/wwe-monday-night-raw-342013-results-and.html
|Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole are your announcers.|
They did a tribute to Paul Bearer.
|"He added a lot to us. He was probably the most unique manager in the history of the business." - Vince McMahon|
|"Rest in Peace." - The Undertaker|
The Undertaker did a Paul Bearer tribute. CM Punk interrupted and said he would break the streak. The Undertaker said nothing and just stared on in disgust.
Kane tried to get payback on CM Punk during the break. He went through the locker room and tossed Alex Riley when he tried to say something.
|"Hey, we're gonna need some help out here." - Bo Dallas|
The Big Show vs Seth Rollins
Match lasted seconds before the Shield was ready to jump in and Show threw Rollins at the Shield. The Shield then powerbombed Big Show.
CM Punk went to Vickie and Maddox in the back, wanting to know why Kane came out. Vickie said Punk disrespected Kane and Paul Bearer and signed a No Holds Barred match with CM Punk vs Kane and said, "May God have mercy on your soul". CM Punk said, "No, I am not" in reference to fighting Kane and Vickie didn't care.
They showed Paul Bearer's first appearance on Superstars of Wrestling from 1991:
Daniel Bryan vs Dolph Ziggler
Brodus Clay and Tensai came out for a match and the match is supposed to be against Fandango.
They showed a clip of The Undertaker and Paul Bearer from Wrestlemania 20. I was there for that one.
The New Age Outlaws vs The Rhodes Scholars
. The match lasted about a minute until Brock Lesnar came down and beat up The New Age Outlaws.
Mark Henry vs Kofi Kingston
The Bella twins returned in a segment with Cody Rhodes and Kaitlyn. Cody was hitting on Kaitlyn and trying to ask her out saying, "I mustachio you a question". Kaitlyn then snorted. Sandow said he had smarter dates for them and The Bellas appeared. They said they were returning to the beat the diva's.
Vickie announced Rhodes Scholars vs Randy Orton and Sheamus since their match was cut short.
Ryback vs Heath Slater
Alberto Del Rio vs Antonio Cesaro
Alberto won with the armbar. The match was good but short and Alberto took a nasty bump near the corner. Loved Cesaro's uppercut as seen above. I really want a match on Main Event between these two.
Randy Orton and Sheamus vs The Rhodes Scholars
On Raw Active, The Shield laid out Orton and Sheamus.
Chris Jericho's Highlight Reel
Chris Jericho vs The Miz
They had an vignette from 1995 with Paul Bearer and Mr. Fuji in a police detective short.
Jack Swagger vs Sin Cara
They announced Ryback vs Mark Henry for Smackdown.
No Disqualification - CM Punk vs Kane
Overall thoughts: The show had some cool stuff with Taker, but was a wash other than that and the Kane/Berry segment. Too many movie previews tonight.