Last week's show is here: http://prowresblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/sumo-day-10.html
WWE Monday Night Raw 5/27/2013 is Bret Hart Appreciation Night. Expect a lot of tribute sharpshooters!
Ryback told him to say hello to Lucifer, say hello to Satan, say hello to Ryback. Paul Heyman came out to have Curtis Axel challenge Paul Heyman tonight.
Big E Langston vs Alberto Del Rio
They said Alberto was trying to avenge his loss last week to Big E. On Main Event last week, Alberto beat Big E so this makes that useless. If you didn't see it, I reviewed it here: http://prowresblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/wwe-main-event-5222013-results-and.html
They announced these for tonight:
US Title - Dean Ambrose vs Kofi Kingston
Ambrose won with a headlock driver. The match wasn't bad but wasn't a classic. The headlock driver was excellent here. The Shield and Team Hell No came down after to start their match.
WWE Tag Titles - The Shield vs Team Hell No
On the app, It was Natalya's birthday. Khali brought in a cake and 3MB came in. Drew teased kicking the cake in Hornswoggle's ace. Slater wanted cake and they said no. They then threw the cake all over Hornswoggle's face and the wall. It was one of the best cake shots I've seen. Khali then grabbed a thumb of the icing and fed Nattie with it.
Wade Barrett vs Fandango
They had a vote for what they wanted Miz to be during this match. I voted him to be the ring announcer to keep him out of it.
Shawn Michaels returned and met with John Cena backstage. He said neither Cena nor Triple H listened to him.
3MB vs The Great Khali and Tons of Funk
Miz talked with Josh on the app. They talked about The Calgary Kid. Who is The Calgary Kid? He is Miz in a mask and a Calgary Flames jersey. They showed The Calgary Kid vs Eugene from 2009 on Raw. I have no memories of this.
Highlight Reel with Paul Heyman
Kaitlyn and Natalya vs The Bella Twins
Curtis Axel and Bret Hart talked in the back. Bret tried to get him away from Paul and Axel didn't buy it.
Zeb Coulter talked about Memorial Day on the app.
They did a promo for the Wyatt Family, saying they were coming. Who was the guy in the lamb mask on Raw? It was Erik Rowan of NXT. YES!
Randy Orton and Sheamus vs Team Rhodes Scholars
John Cena vs Curtis Axel
Bret Hart Appreciation Night
Lawler was the host for this. They aired a biography video on Bret. They said that him winning the state amateur wrestling title was a big moment for him. They played various highlights of his WWE career. Bret Hart was then brought out. Lawler put him over and talked about the things he did. They said Bret won 32 titles over 5 decades. They then declared it Bret Hart Day. Bret brought up Owen Hart and Davey Boy Smith and thanked them. He said this was a huge honor. He thanked his kids for putting up with him. He also thanked David Schultz and JR Foley. He thanked Lawler and talked about the things Lawler said about his family. Bret said Owen asked to talk to Jerry to get him to stop. He said he went home and his mom loved the Lawler insults. He said his mom became a wrestling fan from Lawler's insults. He said he wished he had more chances to wrestle in Calgary.
They brought out Pat Patterson. He said Bret was the best wrestling Canadian of all time. Bret said "Pat dropping to his knees, I'm starting to get scared". Chris Jericho then came out. Jericho said he never got the chance to wrestle Bret, but he wrestled him 1,000 times in his head. He said his heroes were Bret and Owen Hart. He said he met Bret at a Stu Hart tribute show and wanted a finish for his match with Davey Boy that wasn't the sharpshooter. Jericho brought up Negro Casas and told Bret Hart about la magistral. Bret then used it as a finish two days later. Jericho then said Bret deserved this night.
They then brought out Shawn Michaels and Lawler mentioned the Montreal Screwjob. Shawn said every man needs a good villian. Shawn said, "I was glad to be your Lex Luthor" and said, "It was an honor my friend". Vince McMahon then came out. He said Bret established his own era. He had some of the pompadour back. He said Bret's mat skills were overlooked and Bret became the "champion the old fashioned way - you earned it". Vince asked when Bret would leave this "cow dung smelling town" and then said he was "ribbing". He then thanked Bret.
Bret said nobody would know him if it wasn't for WWE. He said he'd try to continue to be a hero. He thanked everyone again to end the segment. The roster came out and clapped their hands as did Natalya and Tyson Kidd.
Overall thoughts: This show felt like it went on forever. The highlights were the great Shield match and Hornswoggle getting nailed in the face with cake. That Natalya segment sucked though. Of course, the best news coming out of this is that The Wyatt Family is coming!