Monday, April 15, 2013

Raw Results 04/15/13

Raw Results from Greenville, SC:

They opened the show with a replay of Cena vs. Henry and Ryback attacking Cena to end Raw.  On tonight's show, Ryback will reveal why he attacked Cena at the end of last week's Raw.

Randy Orton & Sheamus defeated The Big Show via pinfall.  Late in the match, Orton hit the DDT through the ropes on Big Show.  He prepared for the RKO, but Show blocked him.  However, Sheamus was ready with a Brogue Kick, then Orton hit his RKO for the win.

After a replay of 3MB being attacked by Shield, Josh Matthews talked to 3MB backstage.  They called out The Shield, and headed out to the ring.

3MB came to the ring and demanded Shield come out to apologize for what they did to them on Smackdown.  Instead, Brock Lesnar's music hits and he came to the ring.  He tossed Slater out of the ring, then beat up Jinder and Drew.  He ended up hitting the F5 on McIntyre, then taking out more frustration on Slater outside the ring, hitting on F5 on top of the barrier.  Heyman started to plead with Lesnar to back off, so he did despite the audience chanting "one more time."

After break, Heyman talked about how Lesnar is ready for a fight with Triple H.  He discussed HHH being the only one ever to knock out Brock at WrestleMania, then said their series is even at 1-1.  Heyman challenged Triple H to a steel cage match against Lesnar at Extreme Rules, then accepted the challenge for The Game.

Kofi Kingston defeated Antonio Cesaro to become new United States champion.  Late in the match, Cesaro missed a move in the corner and Kofi kicked him.  Kofi did a springboard move but Cesaro caught him, then Kofi escaped and rolled him up for a near fall.  Cesaro missed on yet another move, so Kofi rolled him up for 2.  Cesaro went for a rollup attempt, but Kofi got out at 2, then moments later hit the Trouble in Paradise for the big win.

They showed a replay of Ziggler cashing in his Money in the Bank contract to win the World Heavyweight title from Alberto Del Rio.

After break, Ziggler came to the ring with AJ and Big E.  He talked about cashing in being the greatest moment ever on Raw.  He talked himself as the most charismatic and athletic champion ever, saying he's "just too good."  He said he doesn't care if fans boo him, he'll show off because he's better than everyone else and backs it up each night.

Ziggler is soon interrupted by Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez who come out with leg injuries.  Del Rio told Ziggler he wanted the rematch for the title right now, tonight.  Ziggler tries to laugh at his request but Vickie comes out and makes it official, the match will be right now.

Despite Del Rio limping on his leg, the match got ready to start, but Jack Swagger came out with Zeb Colter.  Colter talked about how Ziggler wouldn't be champion if not for Swagger.  Zeb said Ziggler doesn't deserve the title and Del Rio doesn't deserve another shot.  Swagger gets in the ring, with Del Rio sending him to the outside.  Big E got involved, standing in between Del Rio and Ziggler.  Swagger pulled Del Rio down, then slammed his hurt leg against the ringpost several times.  Swagger kept beating up ADR on the floor then put on the Patriot Lock.  Officials were finally able to break him away.

Team Hell No defeated Prime Time Players via pinfall in a non-title match.  Late in this one, Kane and Young were slugging it out, with Kane nailing a chokeslam on D-Young.  Bryan tagged in, then hit a flying headbutt from the corner for the win.

Ryback appeared via a pre-taped video piece.  He talked about how he has been staring up from the ladder again at Cena, and that won't happen.  Ryback talked about Cena being a friend to him last year and giving him a title shot when he got injured. Ryback asked where Cena was when The Shield attacked and robbed him of the WWE title.  He brings up Royal Rumble, saying Cena got lucky there, and now Ryback is the biggest threat to his title reign, ever.

R-Truth defeated Wade Barrett via pinfall in a non-title match.  Truth made a late comback, with Barrett ducking a scissors kick to take out Truth's leg.  Truth countered a Barrett slam move, then hit a face first plant to the mat to get the pinfall.

Vickie and Brad Maddox were backstage talking about how Del Rio can't compete tonight.  Teddy Long walked in and suggested they make it Jack Swagger vs. Dolph Ziggler for the title.  Teddy told them he spoke to Swagger, offering extra incentive and that Booker doesn't know about this.

Rhodes Scholars defeated Great Khali & Santino Marella via pinfall.  In the late part of this one, Santino hit The Cobra on Sandow.  Hornswoggle was on the outside, and pulled out a mini Cobra to hit Cody out on the floor.  Cody grabbed Hornswoggle, with Khali making a save, but in the ring Sandow rolled up Santino from behind to collect the win.

Jerry Lawler introduced Fandango after video highlights of his match last week.  Fandango made a crack about Lawler's hips and asked if he can move them.  Lawler went back to commentary and Fandango asked if anyone in the crowd wants to go Fandangoing with him.  He asked the crowdd to pronounce his name properly before they can go Fandangoing.  After a bit, Fandango tells them they can all go Fandago themselves.  His music hits to end the segment.

Backstage, Matt Striker spoke with John Cena.  Cena said he's not a hard guy to find, then said he'll be in the ring later tonight because he wants to meet Ryback face to face.

Jack Swagger defeated Dolph Ziggler via pinfall in a non-title match.  Late in this one, Ziggler rolled up Swagger for a 2 cont.  Swagger hit a belly to belly suplex for a pinfall attempt of his own.  Ziggler hit a big DDT and got another near fall.  Swagger finally scored the surprise win late.

Post-match, Alberto Del Rio came out on stage to attack Swagger.  He threw him into the WWE set on stage, then tossed him off stage.  Del Rio them put on the cross armbreaker from the stage.  Officials come out to break him away.  Del Rio then taunted Ziggler who is in the ring.

Backstage, Matt Striker tried to interview Sheamus, but Mark Henry showed up and speared him through the backstage set.

CM Punk came out to the ring with Paul Heyman to talk about wanting to find what's next.  He said he's always wanted the next challenge, and recently that was The Rock.  He said he wanted more, because he's never satisfied, so he went after The Streak.  He said he pushed Taker to the limit.  Fans began a chant for Taker.  More chants started up for CM Punk.  Punk stood there, then hugged Heyman before handing him the mic and leaving the ring.  Heyman looked bewildered by what just happened.

Backstage, Booker T talked with Teddy about the World title situation.  He decided to make a Triple Threat involving Swagger, Del Rio and Ziggler, but didn't give a date for the match.

Nikki Bella defeated Kaitlyn by pinfall in a non-title match.  Brie was ringside to cheer on her sister.  Late in the match, Kaitlyn had strong momentum and hit a shoulder tackle, followed by a clothesline.  Nikki managed to kick out Kaitlyn's knee, then covered for a 2 count.  Kaitlyn made a comeback, kneeing Nikki in her gut.  The Bellas eventually did their switch with Brie sneaking in to get the pin on Kaitlyn.

After a break, John Cena came out to the ring and called out Ryback.  Ryback came down to the ring and the two had words.  Cena said Ryback proved what kind of man he is last week.  Cena called his excuses that Ryback made earlier, boring.  He said he understands why Ryback attacked last week, but doesn't like the way it went down.  Cena took off his hat and shirt and got ready to fight, telling Ryback to make a move now and earn the championship.  The two came face to face, with Ryback backing off and leaving the ring.  The crowd booed him as The Shield's music hit.

The Shield appeared up in the crowd, then headed down towards the ring.  Ryback watched from the ramp as they surrounded Cena i nthe ring, then started to go in and attack.  Cena got beatdown, with Shield looking out at Ryback, but he walked up to the top of the stage.  In the ring, The Shield hit a Triple Powerbomb on Cena.  Ryback walked backstage and Raw goes off the air.

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