Monday, March 25, 2013

WWE Monday Night Raw 3/25/2013 Results and Review

WWE Monday Night Raw 3/25/2013 Results and Review

Last week's show is here:

Welcome to my WWE Monday Night Raw 3/25/2013 Review. I don't know what will really happen tonight aside from The Rock making an appearance. There's also rumors of a Q&A with Cena/Rock involving Bret Hart, Dusty Rhodes and Jerry Lawler.

CM Punk came out to talk.
He said a lot of people were talking about him and Taker but that he was the only one who mattered. He said Taker should have walked out of wrestling last year holding hands with HBK and HHH. He looked at the WM sign alot and said he won't lose at Mania.
Punk said Taker's streak would Rest in Peace, then Taker came out, got some shots in and ran him off.

They said Fandango would debut next. I'll believe it when I see it.

Jericho came down and cleared out Fandango quickly. They then announced they would have Jericho's match now.

Dolph Ziggler vs Chris Jericho
Chris Jericho won with a Walls of Jericho in a good match. It was a little short though but condense. The Walls to end it was really sick and had to hurt. After, Big E Langston came in and gave Jericho The Big Ending. Fandango then came in and danced over Jericho. Him and Jericho brawled and he hit a top rope leg drop.

Sheamus was interviewed, but he got jumped by the Shield quick. Orton and Big Show came in for his rescue with Show clearing them off.

Handicap Match - Mark Henry vs The Uso's

Mark Henry won in a quick squash with the WSS. He hit more on both Uso's after. The highlight was one of the Uso's getting thrown from the apron into the rails.

Champion vs Champion - Alberto Del Rio vs Antonio Cesaro
Remember when a match like this would be a main event on a PPV?
Antonio Cesaro won! By countout when Jack Swagger went after Ricardo's bad ankle. The match was very short but decent until that happened. After, Del Rio beat up Cesaro for no reason whatsoever.

Team Hell No vs The Prime Time Players
Kane won with a chokeslam. There was too much Kane here to be good. Zig and crew actually didn't interfere.

They announced Ryback vs 3MB for tonight and The Shield in trios action.

They talked about how  No Holds Barred benefitted Lesnar and not HHH but I'm not really seeing that.
Triple H cut a promo under 3 minutes which was shocking. He said he was going to WM to kick Brock Lesnar's ass. He ran into Wade Barrett on his ext. Wade signaled for him to get out of the way and Triple H kicked him in the nuts.

Wade Barrett vs The Miz
Miz won with a figure four in a fun match. Wade got nut shotted by HHH so Miz worked the nuts! He did reverse atomic drops and seated him on the ropes later for the extra crotch pain. He followed with the F4 for the win and this was good. Rating:***1/4

DB and Kane were arguing about who wasn't able to get over AJ. Kaitlyn interrupted and said AJ was crazy and they need to cool it. AJ walked in during this and attacked. Kaitlyn smacked her head off the water fountain which head to suck and AJ beat her until Kane carried her out.

Justin Gabriel, The Great Khali and Zack Ryder vs. The Shield
The Shield won in a quick squash with a top rope knee from Rollins to get the win. This was all squash and the Shield looked good like usual. After, Show/Orton/Sheamus surrounded the ring, attacked and got the better of the Shield.

Chris Jericho had a black eye. He said he talked to Vickie and she made Chris Jericho vs Fandano at Wrestlemania.

The Rhodes Scholars insulted Philly and said they have a prison in their stadium then brought out the Bella Twins.

The Rhodes Scholars vs Tensai and Brodus Clay
There's been rumors of an 8 person match with The Scholars and The Bellas vs The Funkadactyls, Tensai and Clay, so lets see.
The Scholars won with a disaster kick. Quick match here. The girls all got into it leading to a distraction and to Tensai getting kicked for the loss.

Ryback vs 3MB
Ryback won with a double shellshock. Cool squash here with Drew hitting a great kick and Slater taking a great shoulder block bump. The finish was nice too.

They announced a Weightlifting Competition between Ryback and Mark Henry for Smackdown.
They announced Arnold Schwarzenegger is inducting Bruno Sammartino into the WWE Hall of Fame.

AJ Lee vs Kaitlyn
AJ Lee beat Kaitlyn by countout. Kaitlyn did a spear into the rails and was down for the count there. The match was quick and the brawling they did was fine.

They announced that Randy Orton, Sheamus and The Big Show vs The Shield is set for Wrestlemania 29.

Q&A with the Hall of Fame panel with John Cena and The Rock
They announced Booker T, Mick Foley, Dusty Rhodes and Bret Hart for the celebrity panel.
Foley said he was sorry to lose at WM 20 when teaming with the Rock and felt bad for it. He asked Cena if he is able to deal with losing again at Wrestlemania.
John Cena brought up Donovan McNabb since they were in Philly. He said he was great but couldn't win the big one and Philly deserves someone who could win the big one. He said he would be like that if he lost.
He also said The Rock doesn't know failure. Nah. It's not like Rock ever lost two Wrestlemania's in a row to Steve Austin. The Rock said he was so broke at 23 that he had to get a mattress out of the dumpster. He also said WWE told him to go home but he came back and worked hard.
The Rock talked about coming to Philadelphia and losing to Stone Cold Steve Austin and said that failure and others helped him to become the man he is today. He then said he would whip Cena's ass at Wrestlemania.
Bret Hart wanted to know what changed between the two of them and made them hate each other.
The Rock said Cena lost and didn't bitch about it. John Cena mentioned how he started this feud by asking The Rock to prove that he loved WWE.
Cena said we would see how The Rock handles his loss in 13 days.
Booker T said it was cool that he wrestled them both. He had multiple matches with Cena with one at Summerslam 2004 and he fought The Rock at Summerslam 2001. He asked Cena why he would beat The Rock.
John Cena said he "has to" beat The Rock and that is his reason. The Rock said it was a piece of monkey crap and John Cena said John Cena beat John Cena at Wrestlemania.
John Cena blamed trying to use The Rock's move on him that cost him the win.
John Cena said he had The Rock beat and The Rock argued it. The Rock quoted Ric Flair's "To be the man, you gotta beat the man" and The Rock said, "John Cena, you cannot beat the man because you are not the man". The Rock said, "Dusty, you know I got the People's Elbow from the Bionic Elbow".
Dusty Rhodes said there are no gurantees in this business. Dusty Rhodes asked what they both really wanted at Wrestlemania.
John Cena said he wants to dominate The Rock and have him see that he would have belonged in the Attitude Era and is better than The Rock.
John Cena said he wants to haunt The Rock. The Rock told him after Wrestlemania, John Cena will be stuffing his mouth full of Fruity Pebbles.
The Rock asked John Cena to prove him wrong right now.
John Cena went for AA, got blocked and got Rock Bottom'd to close the show.

Overall thoughts: The show was good. Some of the matches were better than expected and it didn't drag.

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