Monday, April 22, 2013

Raw Results 04/22/13

Raw results from London, England:

The show opened with Paul Heyman coming out to the ring as Brock Lesnar's advocate.  He talked up the challenge to HHH for Extreme Rules and a steel cage match, then said Triple H isn't there this week, but sent an email with his response to the challenge.  He said Triple H will give his answer next week.  Heyman started to rant about HHH until his music hit, and The Game came out to the ring.  He tells Heyman he lied in the email, then grabs him by the tie and tells him to let Brock know he accepts the challenge.  HHH then hit a Pedigree on Heyman, before posing over him.

R-Truth defeated Antonio Cesaro by pinfall.  Truth ran into a knee from Cesaro late, then countered with his own finisher for the win.

They showed a helicopter arriving at an unknown location with The Shield getting out of it.  From there, they got into an SUV and headed towards the arena.

Damien Sandow defeated Brodus Clay via pinfall.  Late in the match, Clay hit a huge splash in the corner on Sandow, followed by a suplex move.  Clay had to chase Cody off the apron, but that allowed Sandow to get in a cheap shot, then roll up Clay for the pinfall win.

Backstage, Dolph Ziggler and AJ talked about how the divas title would look better on AJ than Kaitlyn.  Big E comes up and Dolph tells them this is their time to stop creeping.  Vickie Guerrero comes up with Brad Mattox, and she informs Ziggler about his match against Jericho.  If Ziggler loses the non-title match, Jerich is added to the Triple Threat at Extreme Rules, making it a Fatal 4 Way.

After a break, Cole and the commentators discuss CM Punk's strange in-ring speech last week, then said they haven't been able to contact Punk all week.

The Shield appeared up on the screen.  Rollins said they took great lengths to be there tonight.  Ambrose brought up Undertaker.  Rollins then added they'll make their greatest statement tonight.  Ambrose says that Taker will soon know what justice tastes like.

Dolph Ziggler defeated Chris Jericho via pinfall in a non-title match.  Jericho gained control late and managed to put Ziggler into the Walls of Jericho.  All of a sudden, Fandango's theme music hit, causing Jericho to break the hold and start looking around for Fandango.  He never showed up, but Ziggler used the distraction to hit the Zig Zag on Jericho for the win.

Tensai defeated Cody rhodes via pinfall.  Sandow was ringside for Rhodes, while Funkadactyls and Brodus were there for Tensai.  Late in this one, Sandow hopped up on the apron trying to distract Sweet T.  T walked over to glare at him and Sandow jumped down, only to get shoved down by Brodus.  Meanwhile, Cody tried for a Disaster Kick but Tensai blocked it, then picked him up with both hands for his big slam finishing move.  Post-match, Clay, Tensai and Funkadactyls danced in the ring to celebrate.

Backstage, Kane was pacing around and the camera cut to D-Bryan staring at him.  Bryan asked "where is he, is he here yet?"  Bryan had a bunch of papers in hand, saying they need to go over strategy.  Kane told him not to worry about Brothers of Destruction.  Bryan said it's Team Hell No with Undertaker, not Brothers of Destruction with Daniel Bryan.  Kane said if he gets Undertaker, Daniel needs to promise not to use diagrams, and not to try to hug him.  Bryan put up a hand saying he promised.  Kane turned to walk off but then a bunch of noise and chaos happened.  The camera was shown down on the floor, with D Bryan and Kane down as well, with black boots (The Shield) walking past them.

Backstage, Josh Matthews asked Ryback about why he watched Shield beat up Cena in the ring last week.  Ryback said later on he wants to meet with Mick Foley in the ring.

Big E Langston defeated Zack Ryder by pinfall.  The match was a squash, with Ryder getting his knees up in the corner before making a brief comeback.  Big E hit a huge clothesline as Ryder jumped through the air at him, then he hit his finisher for the win.

The Shield defeated Team Hell No and The Undertaker via pinfall.  Late in this match, Kane had the chokeslam ready, but Rollins countered it, then kicked Kane.  Ambrose jumped off the top but Kane grabbed him and hit a chokeslam.  Bryan tagged in and went to the top rope for his diving headbutt late in the match, but Ambrose moved out of the way, then took the winning pinfall.

Fandango defeated William Regal via pinfall.  Late in the match, Fandango was in control.  Regal made a comeback, but Fandango caught him with a finisher, then got the pinfall win.

Post-match, Fandango and his dancer Summer Rae danced in the ring around Regal, before Fandango pronounced his name for everyone.  They headed up the ramp to the stage, with Chris Jerich coming out to attack Fandango from behind.  Jericho tossed Fandango off the stage with the crowd chanting his name.  He then took the dancer by her hand and danced to Fandango's music with her.

AJ Lee won a Divas Battle Royal to become #1 contender for the Divas title.  Kaitlyn watched on commentary.  The late match saw Naomi, Layla, Tamina and AJ remaining.  Naomi was eliminated, then Layla tossed out Taminia.  AJ eliminated Layla after pretending she was knocked out from Tamina's superkick.

Mick Foley came out to the ring with a steel chair in hand, and then Ryback came out after he called him out to the ring.  In the ring, Foley asked what happened to the guy who came to WWE last year and took it by storm.  Ryback told Foley to shut up, saying he's always got his nose in other people's business with his messages from the past.  Ryback said he gets what he wants, he wanted to send Cena a message and did.  He wanted to get a WWE title shot and did.  He said at Extreme Rules, he'll become the new WWE Champion.  Ryback insulted the fans, then asked Foley how a steel chair is going to help him.  Foley dropped the mic and got ready to fight as Ryback slapped him, then knocked the chair away.

Cena's music hits and he comes rushing to the ring.  Foley got out of there, as Cena prepared to fight Ryback.  Just then, The Shield's music hit and they came out through the crowd.  Cena exited the ring, leaving Ryback on his own in there, then headed up the ramp as the Shield surrounded the ring.  They started to attack Ryback, beating him down.  Cena rushed back to the ring with a steel chair, and he and Ryback cleared the ring of Shield.

Cena went out to the floor chasing Shield off with his chair.  He got back in the ring, dropping the chair to face off with Ryback.  Cena put him up for the AA and hit it, then stood over Ryback as Cena's music played.  Cena went up the ramp, then saluted Ryback from up there.  The show ended with Ryback staring out at Cena from the ring.

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