Monday, April 8, 2013

WWE Monday Night Raw 4/8/2013 Results and Review

WWE Monday Night Raw 4/8/2013 Results and Review

Last week's show is here:

My Wrestlemania 29 Review with the pre-show and post-show is here:

Welcome to my WWE Monday Night Raw April, 8 2013 Review.

We don't know much about the show yet. All we know is that The Rock will not be on the show and Cena's challenger for Extreme Rules may be set. Brock Lesnar is also a lock to be on the show.

John Cena came out saying he gained 22 pounds, which meant he had the title belt. He also called the show "opening day". They announced that the Rock had an injury during his match last night and won't be here.
Cena said by winning the main event, he should get to enjoy the adulation, the respect and cheers. He then said, the cheers and the cheers and they booed him more.
Cena messed and baited with the crowd and said they seemed angry. Cena said he was upset too and said that the crowd was upset for Wrestlemania. Of course this isn't true.
Cena brought up Brock Lesnar whipping his ass last year and the crowd cheered it.  Cena danced and asked if he could do a shake? Then John Cena twisted his heel and asked about a heel turn.
Cena said he would defend the WWE Championship tonight and he didn't care against who.
Mark Henry came out and said, "The trouble with asking for trouble is that trouble might just come get you". The crowd chanted "sexual chocolate" and Cena said the crowd "wants to have sex with chocolate".
John Cena accepted and told Mark Henry that he "had the breath of 1,000 asses". He told The Big Show the same thing in 2003. Booker T came down and stopped this. He said The Rock was the #1 Contender twice and the crowd booed it.
Booker T then said if Henry wants a shot, he has to beat John Cena to get a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship, not the WWE championship. Huh? And why does Booker T have power on Raw and the WWE title which is a Raw title? He's the Smackdown GM. Makes no sense.
Mark Henry told Cena that he will join the hall of pain and told him to bring his A-game tonight. Pretty good work by Henry here and they basically just turned him face.

They announced a handicap match for tonight with Jack Swagger and Zeb Coulter vs Alberto Del Rio.
They also said Big E Langston would be having his singles debut on Raw next.

Big E Langston vs Daniel Bryan
Big E Langston won in a squash. DB was massively over and got some kicks in, then lost. DB got thrown out to Kane on the outside then got hit with a Big Ending for the loss.

Kurt Warner was pimping his show and just like John Cena, his show is giving people second chances.

Intercontinental Title - The Miz vs Wade Barrett
Wade Barrett hit an awesome neckbreaker on the ropes that sent Miz on his head on the outside. Enjoy that one while you saw it because you won't see that again. The crowd was totally pro-Wade here.
Miz went for his knee to the head and neckbreaker combo and missed it. The crowd chanted "you fucked up".
Wade Barrett won the Intercontinental title with a Bull Hammer. It was a good Bull Hammer too. Wade got his mouth busted open during this and the match was good. The crowd was really hot for Wade and Lawler made the stupid comment of "there must be a lot of Brits here tonight".
Sheamus asked for a match with The Big Show and Brad Maddox said if we give you this, you owe us one. Sheamus agreed. Sheamus vs The Big Show is on.

Randy Orton asked Booker T for a match with Big Show. Orton said he talked Sheamus into trusting Show and wants to get Show back. T said he couldn't overruled Vickie Guerrero. Booker T then agreed to overrule Vickie.

Zeb Coulter and Jack Swagger vs Alberto Del Rio
Zeb Coulter came out and asked for the fans support. Zeb asked for everyone to chant USA at Alberto Del Rio.
Alberto won with the armbar. Zeb didn't even get in even though they were chanting "We Want Coulter". Swagger worked over ADR's knee and he held it after the match. The doctors came down to check on the knee when Dolph Ziggler came in.

Dolph Ziggler cashed in Money in the Bank.

Money in the Bank Briefcase Cash-in - Dolph Ziggler vs Alberto Del Rio

Dolph Ziggler beat Alberto Del Rio and Dolph Ziggler won the World Heavyweight Championship. Dolph Ziggler cashes in the Money in the Bank briefcase successfully! He won with a Zig Zag in quick fashion. The crowd went nuts and Dolph Ziggler went nuts as well. Very exciting moment. Dolph kicked the knee in here and took an armbar before winning.

The Undertaker came out to talk and the Shield interrupted. They went to attack when Kane and Daniel Bryan made the save.
Dolph Ziggler said it's about damn time and he's gonna shine his title. He said this is his Wrestlemania moment.

R-Truth, Santino Marella and Zack Ryder vs 3MB
The faces won here with a cobra. Drew tried to stop the cobra and held back Santino's arm. He let go and Santino hit the cobra for the quick win.

Sheamus and Orton argued and Orton offered to fix the problem since he started it.

Sheamus asked who wanted to see him beat up Big Show. He called out Vickie when Orton came out.
Orton said Big Show is his tonight and asked the crowd if they wanted to see him kick The Big Show's ass. They announced a twitter poll to decide the opponent.
They had a twitter poll and ignored it. They declared Sheamus vs Randy Orton with the winner fighting The Big Show.

Sheamus vs Randy Orton
The crowd got bored with all the chinlocks and chanted JBL, Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole in that order. JBL smiled and said they'd never chant Cole and they did. It really was a boring match up to that point. Randy Orton even smiled. The crowd then did the wave.
The crowd then chanted Randy Savage and HBK.
Big Show attacked and the crowd chanted "Thank you Big Show".
Big Show speared Randy Orton on the outside and threw him into a barrier. Big Show threw Orton over a table and threw two chairs at the ring. They both bounced off and returned back. The crowd chanted "One More Time" and "One More Chair". This was an all-time bad match and awful segment that the crowd made hilarious and memorable. Big Show missing the chair throw added to it and made it more funny.
No contest for this match by the way as Big Show interfered.

They said Triple H will be on WWE Friday Night Smackdown this week.

Fandango vs Kofi Kingston
Lawler said Fandango could make a tissue dance by putting a little boogie into it.
No match here as Y2J attacked quick getting Fandango the win by DQ. He put Fandango in the walls of jericho after.
Fandango got announced as the winner and he stopped the announcer while being injured to make him say his name right. Awesome! The crowd sang the Fandango theme to close the segment.

Heyman was interviewed and said that HBK/HHH weren't being asked about Lesnar because they were injured by Brock. Paul said Brock was ready for a fight tonight, but he doesn't fight for free. Paul also said CM Punk would talk about Undertaker next week.

Tons of Funk and The Funkadactyl's vs Team Rhodes Scholars and The Bella Twins
This match got bumped from Wrestlemania 29 due to time constraints, so they are doing it tonight.
Michael Cole screwed up and called the Funkadactyl's "The Fuckadactyl's". The Bella Twins did an awesome double butt bump with Tensai's head trapped inbetween.
The faces won with a double splash in quick fashion and we saw Michael Cole dancing.

John Cena vs Mark Henry
If Mark Henry wins he gets a shot at the World Heavyweight Title or WWE title, who knows.
They said The Rock's injury was that The Rock tore his abdominal muscle and had a hernia.
Mark Henry got counted out quick after he got put into the stairs. What the heck kind of finish was this?

Ryback came out to help Cena from a Mark Henry attack and Ryback turned heel! Ryback attacked John Cena!

Overall thoughts: This was a wild and a crazy Raw that was must see due to the fans. Ryback turned heel, Dolph Ziggler won a title and this is going to be known as a memorable Raw.

1 comment :

  1. at this point, RAW after WM has become THE biggest night of the year ! same thing like here was last year, too. the smart people stay in the crowd and shit on wwe for being shitty ! and the commentators and the wrestlers get confused and forget how to perform right. and we get moments like ziggler's cash in instead of hhh who decided to stay for smackdown instead of RAW (what a smart jerk .. they would've crapped all over him here !).