A superstar makes his return to WWE television. CM Punk and Chris Jericho revive their feud from 2012 in a singles match plus much more!
WWE Monday Night RAW Results
February 4, 2013
Commentators: Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole
Report by: David Stephens of Wrestleview.com
There are 62 days remaining until Wrestlemania 29!
CM Punk makes his entrance down to the ring. Along the entrance ramp he grabs the sign of a young girl that reads: “It’s My Birthday”, and breaks it over his leg. Punk makes Justin Roberts introduce him as the, “People’s Champion”. Punk says that he has had time to digest his lost and says that he was screwed. Punk says that The Rock does not deserve to be Champion. He addresses the video that McMahon showed last week which suggests Heyman and Punk were working with Brad Maddox and The Shield.
He jumps down to ask people at ringside if they saw him act in collusion with anybody in that video. Michael Cole even responds that Punk was not in the video. Punk supports Heyman when Heyman claims that it was someone else in the video. Vince produced the video for his television show; the fans should not be so quick to believe Vince’s claim. Punk suggests it was a different actor or a C.G.I. creation.
The fans are all fat, stupid, lazy people who will eat up Vince’s claims. Punk lets the audience know that Brock broke Vince’s hip last week with his F-5 on RAW. Punk announces today as the 442nd day of his Title reign.
Booker T comes out and says that he is going to leave it to the fans to decide who CM Punk faces tonight. Punk will face either: Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton or Chris Jericho. Punk says that Booker is drunk and he is leaving this decision in the hands of idiots.
Ryback v. Antonio Cesaro
Ryback gets behind Cesaro and pushes him towards the corner. He hits a couple of punches and then connects with a hip toss. Ryback drops a leg and goes for the cover. Cesaro kicks out. Ryback kicks the gut of Cesaro after setting him up in the tree of woe. Cesaro rolls out of the ring to catch his breath. Once back inside Cesaro is able to gain control He clotheslines the back of Ryback’s neck as we go to commercial.
Back from the break, Ryback sets up and connects with the Meathook Clothesline. Cesaro slides out of the ring and tries to escape through the crowd. Ryback grabs him and rolls him back into the ring. Cesaro bounces off the ropes, but Ryback catches him and hits a Powerbomb. Ryback hits another Meathook and lifts Cesaro up for Shell Shocked. This match is over.
Winner via Shell Shocked: Ryback
Vickie Guerrero is in her office with John Cena. She mocks him for the fact that he is calling out The Shield by himself tonight. Cena says that they need to be stopped and they need to be stopped tonight.
Santino v. Jack Swagger
Swagger goes hard at the start and knees Santino in the gut a couple of times. Swagger lifts him up in the corner and clocks him with several blows. Santino bounces back with a couple of punches, but Swagger dodges a hip toss and knocks Santino back to the mat. Swagger comes off the second rope with the Swagger Bomb. He locks on the Ankle Lock and this match is over.
Winner via Ankle Lock: Jack Swagger
After the match, Swagger yells at Booker T, who had joined in on commentary. Swagger yells that he deserves the Championship.
Alberto Del Rio v. Cody Rhodes
They exchange control back and forth at the start. Del Rio gets the upper hand with a tilt a whirl backbreaker. As Cody gets back to his feet, he is kicked square in the jaw. Rio attempts the cross arm breaker, but Cody counters and hits a Disaster Kick. Cover, but Rio kicks out. Alberto swings on the cross arm breaker and this match is over.
Winner via Cross Arm Breaker: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, Del Rio gets on the microphone and says that he was wrong to look down on the people like he used to. Rio says that he really appreciates all the support of the fans because they made him open his eyes and he became the World Heavyweight Champion.
The Big Show appears on the Titantron via Satellite. Show claims that Rio stole his World Heavyweight Championship. He goes on to complain more and makes the case that Booker T knows where he is staying and should make the Title match for Elimination Chamber.
Jerry Lawler reveals the result of tonight’s poll. CM Punk will be facing Chris Jericho.
Daniel Bryan is in the back with Kane. They are arguing over who is at fault for their recent failings. Bryan tells Kane to stay in the back no matter what happens to him tonight.
Rey Mysterio v. Daniel Bryan
They lock up at the start. Bryan connects with a nice twisting-knee- to-the-gut maneuver. Booker T and Teddy Long look on from the back as they are scouting participants for the Elimination Chamber. Bryan charges at Rey in the corner, but Rey moves out of the way and Bryan crashes down hard to the mat.
Back from the break, Bryan throws Rey over his shoulder. Bryan shakes his head as he rakes the arm of Rey. Bryan kicks him in the gut a few times before throwing him out of the ring. Rey tries to jump back in, but Bryan connects with a baseball slide. Ryan looks for a suicide dive, but Rey blocks the move. Rey leaps off the top rope to knock Bryan to the mat. Rey connects with a headscissor and goes for the cover. Bryan kicks out and transfers into a Yes Lock. Rey quickly kicks out and sets up Bryan for the 619. The move connects. Rey jumps from the top rope for a splash, but Bryan moves out of the way and applies the Yes Lock. This match is over.
Winner via Yes Lock: Daniel Bryan
After the match, Mark Henry’s music hits and he makes his way down towards ringside. Bryan tries to fight him, but is quickly tossed into the barricade. Henry enters the ring and begins to attack Rey Mysterio. Sin Cara runs down to make the save, but springboards into a World’s Strongest Slam. Henry turns his attention back to Rey and looks for a splash. Rey manages to get to his feet and runs off the ropes. Henry catches him and hits a World’s Strongest Slam. Henry follows up with a splash from the second rope. Henry shouts, “That’s what I do”.
Daniel Bryan is again in the back with Kane and he is angry that Kane didn’t help him tonight. Kane says that he did what Bryan asked. Kane says that words hurt and the most important thing to him is their friendship. Bryan asks if he means it. Kane responds, “hell no”.
Video Package: Paul Heyman/Vince McMahon/Brock Lesnar
Big Show is still being shown via Satellite. He is on the phone with Booker who tells him the contract has been sent over. Big Show goes to answer the door and it appears to be room service. He signs for the check, but does not give a tip. Show tells the bellhop that he should have gotten a better job instead of working for tips.
Sheamus v. Kane
They go back and forth until Kane hits a sidewalk slam. Cover, but Sheamus kicks out. Kane connects with a few blows, but Sheamus is able to lift Kane up and hit an Irish Curse Backbreaker. Kane makes it to his feet first, but is backed into the corner. Sheamus is able to knock Kane out of the ring, but Kane lands on his feet. Kane climbs up to the apron. Sheamus grabs Kane and starts to hit his clubbing blows. Kane stops Sheamus and jumps down. Kane climbs to the top turnbuckle and tries a lariat, but Sheamus moves out of the way and attempts the Brogue Kick. Kane counters and they continue to counter each other’s signature moves. Kane looks to take the upper hand, but Daniel Bryan runs down to the ring. He yells at Kane and asks him where he was during his match. Kane pushes him back and tells him to leave him alone. Sheamus hits a Brogue Kick and this match is over.
Winner via Brogue Kick: Sheamus
The Miz introduces us to MizTV. During his rundown of the show, Paul Heyman walks out onto the entrance ramp. Heyman makes his way into the ring and starts to act like he cares about Vince McMahon’s health condition. Heyman says that he did not order Brock to attack Vince, and he was not aware that it was going to occur. Heyman tells Miz to stop being obsessed with MizTV and pay attention to the fact that he tried to get Brock to not attack Vince. Miz says that he admires Heyman because he is the most committed liar he has met in his entire life. Heyman goes on a little “how dare you” rant. Heyman says that Punk was screwed and will beat The Rock at the Chamber. Miz tries to get Heyman back on subject. Miz tells Heyman to take a step back because he is crowding him.
Vickie comes down to the ring and tells them that the bickering has to stop. She says that she views Brock Lesnar as a valuable free agent and she resigned him because she was hoping that her decision would encourage Vince to bring her on as the full time GM of RAW. She says she feels horrible that something would happen to Vince because she had no intention of that happening. Heyman says that he believes Vickie. He then asks the audience for a moment of silence. Vickie says she has a better idea. She instructs the audience to pray for Vince’s recovery.
Miz starts a “really” chant. He calls them both out on their fakeness. Miz says that he can’t wait for Vince to take care of both of them and begins to insult their appearance.
Brock Lesnar’s music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. Brock enters the ring as Vickie and Heyman head to the outside. Miz stays inside and stares him down. Miz pushes Brock, which results in Lesnar clotheslining the hell out of him. Miz falls out of the ring. Brock starts to throw the set out of the ring. As Brock looks to toss out the last couch Miz gets back inside and tries to attack him from behind. Brock grabs him and delivers a devastating F-5.
Randy Orton v. Wade Barrett
It is revealed that so far Randy Orton, Sheamus & Daniel Bryan will be appearing in the Smackdown Elimination Chamber Match.
They brawl to the outside of the ring and Orton rolls Wade back inside. Cover, but Wade kicks out. Orton stomps on Wade’s hand and then his ankle. Orton runs at the ropes and then clotheslines Orton. Wade hits a snap suplex and then clotheslines him out of the ring. Orton rolls back inside and is covered. Orton kicks out. Wade applies a side suplex, but Orton escapes. Orton charges at Wade but runs into a black hole slam. Cover, but Orton kicks out.
Wade lifts Orton up onto his shoulders, but Orton fights off. Orton attempts an RKO but Wade moves out of the way, however it’s a short lived reprieve as Orton’s connects on his second attempt. This match is over.
Winner via RKO: Randy Orton
CM Punk v. Chris Jericho
The match starts with an exchange of chops between the two men. Jericho backs Punk into the corner and hits a few more chops. Jericho pulls him into the middle of the ring and connects with a vertical suplex. Punk gets to his feet and kicks Jericho repeatedly in the back. Jericho gets back up to his feet and sends Punk flying out of the ring. Jericho follows with a baseball slide that knocks Punk back into the commentators’ booth. Jericho looks for a springboard kick, but Punk counters as the show heads to commercial.
Back from the break, Punk springboards into the ring, but Jericho moves out of the way. They exchange covers in a rolling pin fashion. Punk is able to lay out Jericho and attempts an elbow from the top rope. Jericho manages to move out of the way. Jericho hits a Lionsault, but Punk kicks out. Punk immediately kicks Jericho square in the skull, but Jericho somehow kicks out of the cover.
Punk locks on the Anaconda Vice. Jericho is able to crawl his way to the bottom rope. Punk lifts Jericho up on his shoulders, but Jericho counters into the Walls! Punk is caught in the Walls of Jericho and the crowd goes wild. Punk just barely makes his way to the rope for a break. Back on his feet Punk scoops up Jericho and hits the GTS. This match is over.
Winner via Go to Sleep: CM Punk
The latest inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame is announced as Bruno Sammartino.
CM Punk is walking in the back and states that he is upset that The Rock holds the Championship. He vows to win it back at Elimination Chamber.
Josh Mathews is in the back with John Cena. He asks why he is going to call out The Shield. Cena says that last week The Shield pushed, this week he is going to push back.
Big Show is back in his hotel room and someone knocks at the door. It’s the person with the contract from Booker. He tries to tell Show something, but Show isn’t interested in listening. The door opens and Alberto is standing there. They brawl into the hall and Show quickly takes control. It’s a bad day to be Alberto Del Rio. Show continues to kick him repeatedly in the stomach. Rio grabs a fire extinguisher and fires it in Big Show’s face. He clocks him over the head and then shouts something in Spanish.
Back in the arena, Brad Maddox is standing in the middle of the ring. He says that last week Vince McMahon exposed that Maddox was manipulated by Paul Heyman. He was an up and coming Superstar just trying to make a name for himself. Maddox is very fired up as he claims to be the hero of this story. As the hero of the WWE audience it is going to be him and not John Cena who teaches The Shield about justice. He calls down The Shield and says that justice awaits them.
The Shield appears in the crowd with microphones in hand. Ambrose thanks Brad for the invitation, but says they don’t need one. Ambrose says that Maddox is just a scrap to them. Rollins asks Maddox if he even understands the concept of justice. Seth says that justice is The Shield giving Brad the beating that he deserves. Roman says that last time it was just business, but this time they will take the time to enjoy their work.
The Shield gets into the ring and the beat down of Maddox begins. Roman signals for the end and connects with a devastating Powerbomb.
John Cena’s music hits and he appears in the crowd. Ryback’s music hits and he comes through the crowd as well, as does Sheamus. The Shield looks to head towards the back, but the locker room pours out to block their path. Cena gets into the ring and it’s time for a whole new kind of justice. The Shield is met with a few blows, and then heads out through the audience.