WWE RAW Report – 4/22/2013
- RAW opens up from London, England with Paul Heyman in the ring. Heyman introduces himself and gets a mixed reaction. Heyman says he’s here as the advocate for Brock Lesnar. Heyman talks about Lesnar destroying 3MB last week and the challenge to Triple H for Extreme Rules. Heyman shows us footage from last week. Heyman says Triple H isn’t here tonight but he has an e-mail from Triple H with his response to the challenge. It says Triple H will give his answer next week. The crowd boos. Heyman rips Triple H until his music hits and out comes The Game.
Triple H says he lied in the e-mail. He grabs Heyman’s tie and tells him to inform Brock Lesnar that he accepts the challenge. Triple H hits Heyman with a Pedigree and poses over him before we go to replays.
- Still to come tonight, Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler. We go to commercial.
R-Truth vs. Antonio Cesaro
We go to the ring and out comes R-Truth rapping his “what’s up?” theme song. Antonio Cesaro is out next. Cesaro yodels on his way to the ring.
Cesaro takes control to start the match. Cesaro with a big uppercut to the back and a huge clothesline. Truth fights out of a headlock and rolls Cesaro up for 2. Truth with clotheslines now. Truth misses the scissors kick but blocks Cesaro with a right hand. Truth with a facebuster for a 2 count. Truth runs into a knee but counters and hits his finisher for the win.
- We see a helicopter arriving somewhere and it’s The Shield. They hop into a Range Rover and make their way to the arena.
Brodus Clay vs. Damien Sandow
We go to the ring and out comes Brodus Clay, Tensai, Cameron and Naomi. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow. Sandow and Clay lock up to start the match. Clay with a big clothesline and headbutts to the back. Clay with a scoop slam and an elbow drop for a 2 count. Sandow tries for a comeback but Clay runs over him. Sandow counters a slam and takes control. Sandow with knees to the face. Sandow drops the Elbow of Disdain for a 2 count. Clay makes a comeback and beats Sandow down in the corner. Clay with a big splash in the corner and a t-bone suplex. Clay chases Cody off the apron and Sandow gets a cheap shot in. Sandow rolls Clay up for the win.
Winner: Damien Sandow
- Dolph Ziggler is backstage talking to the World Heavyweight Title. AJ Lee walks up. He says she should have a title of her own. He says it would look better on AJ than Kaitlyn and they pick on Kaitlyn. Big E Langston is standing there. Dolph says this is their time so stop creeping. Big E walks off. Vickie Guerrero and Brad Maddox walk up. If Ziggler loses his match tonight against Chris Jericho, Jericho gets put into the Extreme Rules match, making it a Fatal 4 Way. Vickie laughs in their faces and walks off as we go to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see CM Punk’s promo from last week. Michael Cole says they’ve tried contacting Punk all week to no avail.
- The Shield appear on the big screen. Seth Rollins says they went through great lengths to be here tonight. Dean Ambrose talks about The Undertaker. Rollins says they will make their greatest statement tonight. Ambrose says Taker will know what justice tastes like tonight.
Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler
We go to the ring and out comes Chris Jericho to a big pop. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler with AJ Lee and Big E Langston. Back and forth to start the match. Jericho drops Dolph and dropkicks him. Ziggler goes out to get a kiss from AJ but gets ran over by Jericho. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Big E gets in a cheap shot on Jericho. Ziggler with a neckbreaker and a 2 count. Ziggler with stomps and more offense. Ziggler drops a big elbow for another 2 count. Jericho comes back with chops but misses a splash in the corner and falls out to the floor. Ziggler brings it back in for a 2 count. Ziggler shows off and taunts Jericho. Jericho counters a neckbreaker with a roll up for 2. Ziggler comes right back with a clothesline.
Ziggler gets a sleeper locked in now. Jericho counters with a big slam and makes a comeback. Jericho goes to the top and nails a big shot on the way down. Jericho misses the bulldog but keeps control. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho but Ziggler counters. More back and forth. Jericho with an enziguri for a 2 count. Jericho finally hits the bulldog. AJ gets on the apron and distracts the referee. Big E decks Jericho with a right hand when he goes for the Lionsault. Ziggler covers but Jericho kicks out at 2. More back and forth. Dolph locks in another sleeper hold. More back and forth. Ziggler blocks a Lionsault and nails the leg drop for another 2 count. Ziggler blocks the Walls again. Ziggler goes to the top but Jericho hits the top rope. Jericho climbs up and nails a superplex. Jericho covers for a 2 count. Jericho nails a Codebreaker for another pin attempt. AJ gets back on the apron. Jericho dropkicks Big E off the apron. Jericho goes for the Walls and gets it locked in. Fandango’s music hits and the crowd pops big time. This distracts Jericho and the hold is broken. Ziggler with a kick to the knee and Zig Zag for the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
- We see footage of Ryback, John Cena and The Shield from last week.
- Josh Mathews is backstage with Mick Foley. Foley brings up Ryback and says he won’t have any time for excuses when he faces Cena in 4 weeks. Foley thanks Mathews and walks off. We go to commercial.
Tensai vs. Cody Rhodes
Back from a commercial and Cody Rhodes waits in the ring with Damien Sandow. Tensai is also out with Cameron, Naomi and Clay. Tensai drops Cody and goes to work. Tensai lifts Cody in the air and holds him for a minute before slamming him for a 2 count. Cody turns it around and stomps away for a pin attempt of his own.
Cody misses a shoulder in the corner and Tensai takes back control. Tensai drops a big elbow for a 2 count. Tensai catapults Cody out of the corner and drops him with a shot to the throat. Tensai with a big senton down low in the corner. Sandow gets on the apron but Clay lays him out. Tensai blocks a Disaster Kick and slams Cody. Tensai dances and drops a splash for the win.
- Kane and Daniel Bryan are backstage. Bryan is asking if The Undertaker is here yet so they can go over strategy. Kane tells him not to worry about the Brothers of Destruction. Bryan says they need to be on the same page. Bryan says he has come up with a good plan. Kane says Taker doesn’t take orders. Kane tells Bryan do not try and give Taker a hug. Bryan promises he won’t. All of a sudden Kane and Bryan get attacked. The camera falls and it looks like The Shield hit them. We go to commercial.
- Josh Mathews is backstage with Ryback and asks him about watching The Shield beat Cena down last week. Ryback wants to meet Mick Foley in the ring later tonight.
Zack Ryder vs. Big E Langston
We go to the ring and out comes Big E Langston. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes Zack Ryder. Langston backdrops Ryder to start the match. Big E with body shots in the corner. Ryder dodges a clothesline but Big E fights him off. Big E catches a crossbody and drops Ryder over his knees several times. Big E with a big spear in the corner. Ryder gets knees up in the corner and nails a second rope dropkick. Big E clotheslines Ryder out of the air and nails his finisher for the win.
Winner: Big E Langston
- Back from the commercial and out comes The Undertaker to the ring.
The Shield vs. The Undertaker and Team Hell No
Out next comes Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose through the crowd. They surround the ring and taunt Taker. They hit the ring and Taker fights them off. The pyro goes off and here comes Kane and Daniel Bryan to make the save. There’s a big brawl as Taker and Team Hell No clear the ring. We go to commercial with Taker and Team Hell No standing in the ring.
Back from the break and Ambrose is starting out with Bryan. Bryan takes him to the corner with kicks. Bryan drops Ambrose and kicks him some more. Bryan keeps Ambrose on the mat. Kane tags in and dropkicks Ambrose for a 2 count. Kane with right hands and kicks in the corner. Taker comes in and goes at it with Ambrose in the corner. Taker with a big shoulder and a 2 count. Ambrose cuts him off in the corner and turns it around. Taker fights him off and nails Old School. Taker with more offense before a tag to Kane. A “you still got it” chant breaks out for Taker. Reigns comes in but Kane drops him with a right hand. Kane tags in Bryan for some double teaming on Reigns. Bryan with a 1 count.
Kane with more offense as he keeps Reigns on the mat. Reigns makes a comeback and drops Kane for a pin attempt. Ambrose tags in and they triple team Kane. Rollins covers for a 2 count. Rollins chokes Kane on the ropes and keeps him in their corner. Kane fights out of the corner but Ambrose stops him. Reigns comes back in and keeps control of Kane. Kane fights out of a hold and slams Reigns. Rollins comes in off the top but Kane drops him with a right hand. Bryan tags in with kicks to Rollins. They run the ropes and Bryan hits a big clothesline. Bryan with more kicks as the crowd chants. Bryan with a big kick to the head and a 2 count on Rollins. Rollins comes back but Bryan dumps him on the floor. Bryan runs the ropes and leaps out, taking Rollins out on the floor. Bryan goes to the top and hits a dropkick on Rollins in the ring. Bryan misses another in the corner and goes down. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Rollins is in control of Bryan. Rollins taunts Taker. Ambrose comes back in to keep the attack on Bryan going. Ambrose with a forearm to the face and a 2 count. Ambrose with knees and a big slam now. Ambrose ties Bryan up in a surfboard and tags in Rollins for a big knee drop from the top. Rollins with a 2 count off the double team. Bryan finally catches a break and tags in Taker. Taker sends Reigns to the floor, pulls Ambrose in and knocks Rollins off the apron. Taker unloads on Ambrose and clotheslines him in the corner. Taker nails Snake Eyes and a big boot on Ambrose. Taker with the big leg drop for a 2 count. Taker calls for a chokeslam on Ambrose and grabs Rollins for one also. Reigns makes the save with a huge spear on Taker. Reigns covers but Taker kicks out at 2. Rollins comes back in but Taker takes him out with a big right hand. Taker with a 2 count on Rollins. Kane tags back in and knocks Rollins down. Kane with a big boot and a sideslam. Kane goes to the top for a big right hand. Kane calls for a chokeslam but Rollins counters and kicks him. Ambrose comes in off the top but Kane chokeslams him. Bryan tags in and goes to the top for the headbutt. Reigns pulls Bryan’s foot and he falls from the top. Taker comes over and brawls with Reigns. Rollins and Kane join the fight. Ambrose and Bryan brawl up top. Bryan goes for the headbutt but Ambrose moves and takes the pin.
Winners: The Shield
- After the match, The Shield retreats through the crowd as Taker and Kane look on. We go to replays.
- Still to come, Mick Foley will confront Ryback.
- Foley is backstage with John Cena. Cena is worried about Foley going to meet Ryback in the ring.
Fandango vs. William Regal
We go to the ring and out comes Summer Rae dancing. Fandango is out next and part of the crowd sings his theme. Fandango and Summer pose as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes William Regal to a big pop from the London crowd. Regal mocks Fandango’s dancing to start the match. Regal strikes first with clotheslines and a backdrop. Fandango goes to the apron but Regal brings him back in. Fandango with a cheap shot. Fandango takes control of the match now. Regal looks to turn it around but Fandango catches him with one of his finishers for the win.
- After the match, there’s a brief boo for Fandango but the crowd starts humming his theme song. Fandango and Summer Rae dance above Regal before Fandango pronounces his name and that’s it. They dance up the stage but Chris Jericho attacks from behind. Jericho throws Fandango off the stage and the crowd chants his name. Jericho extends his hand to Summer but she hesitates. She takes his hand and they dance to Fandango’s music.
- Still to come, Foley confronts Ryback. Up next is a Divas Battle Royal. Back to commercial.
Divas Battle Royal: Naomi, Tamina Snuka, Aksana, Layla, AJ Lee
WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn is on commentary. Cole says The Bella Twins have been banned from this match for cheating last week. Aksana gets eliminated first. Naomi hits Rear View on Tamina. Layla and Naomi try to eliminate Tamina but she hangs on. Naomi is out next. Layla eliminates Tamina next. AJ is playing like she’s been knocked out after a Tamina superkick. AJ turns it around and eliminates Layla to become the new #1 contender.
Winner: AJ Lee
- Cole leads us into a promo for WWE Studios’ No One Lives with Brodus Clay.
- Mick Foley is backstage walking as we go to commercial.
- Back from the break and out comes Mick Foley with a steel chair in hand. Foley calls out Ryback and here he comes.
Foley speaks and says if Ryback unleashes his best, he will go down and probably not get back up. Foley says but he has thing to say and he hopes some of his words sink in for Ryback. Foley shows us footage of Ryback and Cena in the ring from last week. Ryback says he knows what he did watching The Shield beat Cena down and he loved it. Foley asks what happened to the guy who came into WWE last year and took it by storm. They go on and Foley brings up Extreme Rules. He says Ryback needs to wake up. Ryback tells him to shut up. Ryback says Foley always comes out putting his nose in other peoples business with his same messages from the past. Ryback rips into Foley and says he knows exactly what he’s doing. Ryback says he gets what he wants. Ryback says he wanted to send a message to Super Cena and he did. Ryback says he wanted a WWE Title shot and he got it. Ryback says he will become WWE Champion at Extreme Rules. Ryback calls the fans stupid.
Ryback continues to run down Foley. Ryback calls him a fat pathetic lazy bastard. Ryback asks Foley how that steel chair is going to help him. Foley drops the mic and gets ready to fight with it. Ryback smacks Foley. Foley gets in his face. Ryback tosses the chair out of the ring. Foley readies for a fight but here comes John Cena to the ring. Foley exits the ring and now Cena gets ready for a fight. The Shield’s music hits and here they come through the crowd. Cena backs out of the ring and watches from the apron. Cena drops down and heads up the ramp as The Shield surrounds the ring. They attack Ryback and beat him down. Cena comes back with the steel chair and makes the save. Ryback and Cena clear the ring. Cena runs to the floor and beats The Shield with the chair. Cena comes back in and faces off with Ryback as The Shield watches from the crowd. Cena drops the chair and faces off with Ryback. Cena lifts him for an Attitude Adjustment and nails it. Cena stands over Ryback as his music starts back up. We go to replays as Cena heads up the ramp. Cena salutes Ryback, who is up in the ring now. RAW goes off the air with Cena and Ryback staring each other down.
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