WWE Raw Results 4/30 Brock Lesnar and Triple H, Beat the Clock, New Tag Champs

This recap and analysis of WWE’s Monday Night Raw are the personal opinions of the writer. The author of this article is a former promoter, writer, and referee in the wrestling industry. You won’t find analysis as accurate as this anywhere else on the internet.

WWE Monday Night Raw Results 4/30/12

Raw begins with a full screen that says “Monday Night Raw Starring Brock Lesnar.” Ring announcer Justin Roberts announces “Welcome to Monday Night Raw starring Brock Lesnar.” That of course was one of the demands that Lesnar made last week. It’s unique and kinda funny. I’m for it. John Laurinaitis is introduced and comes to the ring.  He rambles on about how he changed the industry and then introduces Brock Lesnar.  Lesnar says the world witnessed him bring the pain.  He said he did what he said he was going to do.  If you missed Extreme Rules it was a highly entertaining match.  The match was brutal, Lesnar was huge, and the story was highly entertaining.  Brock only has time to spit out two lines before Triple H’s music hits.  Laurinaitis says that Triple H is going to congratulate Lesnar.  Triple H says that Lesnar’s days of holding up the WWE are now over.  He says that the jet that brought him here would not take him home.  Triple H says no limos, no raise, and no special treatment.  The show will be called Monday Night Raw…period.  Triple H says that the demands Laurinaitis agreed with last week were something he didn’t have the authority to do.  Triple H says that he and the WWE Universe want Lesnar here.  Surprisingly the people boo Lesnar.  Triple H taunts Lesnar by saying he can take his loss to Cena and go away if he chooses.  Laurinaitis tries to interrupt and is told to shut up.

Laurinaitis jumps back in again.  Triple H turns around and is jumped by Lesnar.  Lesnar shoulder thrusts Triple H in the corner.  Triple H punches back.  Lesnar hooks in the camara arm bar.  Big Show, Sheamus, Kofi Kingston, and R-Truth hit the ring.  Brock Lesnar retreats.  Trainers attend to Triple H, who tells them that his arm is broken.  Security makes Lesnar leave through the back.  Raw is War and Triple H are trending on Twitter.  I’m assuming that Raw is War is trending because Triple H said “this show has always been called Monday Night Raw.”  Which obviously isn’t true.  So who wants to see Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H?  Nobody?  Me neither.  I’d rather see Lesnar take Sheamus’ title.  He was built up to be ridiculously strong last night.  His lack of focus costed him the match with Cena.  A Paul Heyman managerial return would give Lesnar a reason to be champion.  I don’t see how you don’t make this guy a champion quickly.  Punk doesn’t need to drop his title, so it needs to be Sheamus that drops it.  Punk vs. Daniel Bryan needs to happen anyways.  Decent start to Raw.  It’s pretty much the same thing that already happened against Cena, but with a different guy.

Triple H is in the back with trainers.  He says that his arm was pulled out of the socket.  Interestingly Sheamus is still with him.  Maybe they will start a Lesnar vs Sheamus feud.  Triple H is not really hurt obviously.  This one is a work.  Cena legitimately thought he was injured last night.  After MRI’s Cena isn’t really that bad either.

Eve Torres comes to the stage.  She says tonight there will be a beat the clock competition to determine the #1 contender for CM Punk’s championship.  She stumbled a good bit.  The first match will start now.  The person that wins their match in the fastest time tonight wins the beat the clock competition.  The title match will happen at the next PPV “Over the Limit.”  The PPV is in 3 weeks.  3 weeks???  That’s way too short.  Nobody is going to spend another $50 that quickly.  It wouldn’t have hurt to skip a month to help your ratings and time for match buildup.

Beat the Clock: The Miz vs. United States Champion Santino Marella- Tie up to start.  Santino gets the better of Miz with the chain wrestling.  Ummmm?  Miz punches Santino to the mat.  High knee lift by Miz.  Santino rolls down Miz’s back from a suplex, bounces off the ropes, and uses a shoulder block.  Two count.  Miz comes back with a big boot to the face.  The pace is quick because of the beat the clock stipulation.  Miz misses a running clothesline in the corner.  Santino rolls him up for a near fall.  Reverse DDT by Miz for another two count.  Running clothesline through the ropes by Miz, followed by a flying axe handle off the top rope.  Elbows to the face and chin lock by Miz.  Santino rolls him over with a back body drop.  Slingshot off the ropes by Marella.  The two punch at each other, split by Santino, hip toss, and a saluting fist drop.  Santino puts up on the Cobra glove, but Miz ducks it.  Pinfall attempt is reversed.  Two count for both.  Miz pops back up and hits the Skull Crushing Finale.  MIZ FINALLY WINS.  And he does it in 4:18.  That is the time to beat.  The sad thing about the beat the clock challenge is that they have to publicly show how short their television matches are.  Will The Miz finally be pushed?  I doubt it.  Don’t hold your breathe.  Beat the Clock is trending on Twitter.

Diva’s Championship: Layla (c) vs Brie Bella vs. Nikki Bella- Nikki and Brie argue.  Layla dropkicks them both.  One of them flies out of the ring while the other one is pinned by Layla.  The end.  Really?  I’m sick of this.  Why did Layla win that title in the first place?  Why doesn’t Kharma come out and destroy all these worthless divas?  Are they trying to make people sick of the diva’s division before Kharma comes back and saves it?  It’s as if the WWE is trying to once again stick it to the internet fans and not give them what they want.  Everyone figured out that the Bella Twins would eventually drop the title to Kharma.  So they decided to prove everyone wrong and switch it up with a Layla win.  Probably just to piss everyone off.  Layla got no reaction whatsoever at the PPV.  So since Layla won her match in like 11 seconds does that mean she has beaten the clock?  I really want to see CM Punk come out and kick her in the head.  That would make this whole situation better.

Beat the Clock: Chris Jericho vs.  The Big Show-  Big Show is trending on Twitter.  Big Show pushes Jericho into the turnbuckle and punches his torso multiple times.  Hard chop followed by a body slam.  He pushes Jericho into another corner and uses another chop.  He runs at Jericho, but Jericho dropkicks his knees.  Jericho stomps Big Show and dropkicks him on the mat.  Big Show press slams him off after a two count.  Jericho goes to the top rope for an axe handle but is chopped on the way down.  Big Show goes for a Vader bomb, but Jericho moves.  Lionsault by Jericho.  2:15 left on the clock to beat The Miz’s time.  Jericho goes for a cover but it’s reversed into a small package.  Weird to use the terms “small” package and “Big” Show in the same sentence.  Big Show goes for a chokeslam, but Jericho counters with a DDT from Big Show’s knees.  Jericho runs at Big Show but is speared.  Big Show covers for a two count.

Big Show goes for the Weapon of Mass Destruction, but Jericho counters with a Code Breaker attempt.  Big Show catches Jericho in mid air.  Jericho works him over to the ropes and scissors him over.  Big Show runs at Jericho on the outside, but Jericho moves.  Big Show goes flying over the barricade.  Jericho gets back into the ring but time runs out as the referee is at the 9 count.  The referee declares Jericho the winner and says that he beat the clock.  This is a MAJOR BOTCH.  Jericho was supposed to beat the clock by a few seconds, but the referee’s count was slow.  So the clock ran out and what was supposed to happen did not happen.  They seriously can’t try to play this off the way that it was written.  The referee messed up and Jericho did not beat the clock.  So they go to commercial break.  I can imagine Vince McMahon is throwing a major fit backstage as they try to come up with a quick fix for this major mistake.

Back from break Michael Cole announces that The Miz is still the time to beat.  Wow.  That was definitely an audible.  This has to be the biggest timing mistake in recent memory.  Everything has just changed.  Obviously Jericho wasn’t supposed to win the whole thing, or they would have called a different audible.

The Funkasaurus Brodus Clay vs. JTG- Clay dances to the ring as usual.  Thank god Hornswoggle is no longer with him.  I’m so sick of that guy.  Surprised to see JTG.  He pops up on Raw about once a year and loses.  When will he finally be released?  Jerry Lawler says that JTG has a surprise for Clay.   JTG kicks Clay.  Shoulder block by Clay.  Punch to the torso.  Body slam.  Clay yells “my bad.”  Elbow drop by Clay.  JTG gets a few punches in before he’s hit with a headbutt.  Whip to the corner followed by a splash by Clay.  T-Bone suplex.  Running splash for the win.  Clay lets a bunch of little kids get in the ring and dance.  Eww.  So we finally get to see Brodus Clay have a normal match on the PPV and now it’s back to him squashing jobbers.  That didn’t last long.  I’m so sick of squash matches.  WWE is back in big man mode once again.  How many dominating big men are there right now?  Brock Lesnar, Sheamus, Kane, Brodus Clay, Lord Tensai, Ryback, etc…  Clay, Tensai, and Ryback all have nothing but squash matches.  It’s sickening.  All I want is wrestling.  Good wrestling matches.  But the WWE doesn’t know how to book that.  Brodus Clay, #JTG, and Cryme Tyme are all trending on Twitter.

John Laurinaitis, Eve Torres, and Teddy Long are in the back.  Eve tells Teddy to leave.  Laurinaitis is pacing back and forth.  Eve tells him that he’s lost Brock Lesnar.  She gives him a pep talk and tells him that he needs to go out and lead.  He says he knows who John Cena’s next opponent will be and that he won’t like it.

Beat the Clock:  Randy Orton vs. Jack Swagger w/ Vickie Guerrero- Swagger uses a waist lock to start.  Orton sends Swagger into the turnbuckle.  They break and tie up.  Swagger pushes Orton into the corner and uses shoulder thrusts.  Orton comes back with a rollup for a two count.  Clothesline by Orton.  Swagger kicks Orton away in the corner.  Swagger Bomb for a two count.  Swagger goes for the gutwrench powerbomb, but Orton reverses into his side back breaker.  Orton whips Swagger off the ropes, but Swagger takes out his knees.  Shoulder block by Swagger.  He punches Orton in the corner.  Orton fights back with kicks and punches.  Swagger comes back with an elbow and works Orton into the mat.  He rolls Orton into a pin for a two count.  More stomps by Swagger.  1:15 left to beat the clock.  Swagger goes for another Swagger Bomb, but hes kicked in the gut.  Powerslam by Orton.  Hanging DDT through the ropes.  :40 left.  Swagger reverses an RKO into an Ankle Lock.  Orton rolls through at :10 left.  RKO.  Orton pins Swagger with :02 left.  Orton has set the new time to beat.

I must say that these matches are pathetic.  If your looking for a wrestling clinic, do not watch these matches.  There is absolutely zero match psychology in these matches.  They have to move so quickly because of the “beat the clock” stipulation that nothing makes sense.  There is no time to tell a story.  It’s just a bunch of interchangeable spots leading into a finish.  Guys aren’t selling the body, they come back too quickly from power moves, and the finishes aren’t believable because the body isn’t being worn down.  I feel like I’m watching a bunch of Jeff Hardy matches.  That’s two weeks in a row that I had to mention that drugged out spot monkey in my article…and that’s a terrible thing.  Jack Swagger is trending on Twitter.

WWE.com reports that The Bella Twins have been fired.  The real story is that they decided not to renew their contracts.  That’s a pretty stupid way to make them go out.  Giving them a short title reign and a couple of 5 second matches.  I don’t get it.  Was that supposed to be punishment?  Because adding another title reign to their legacy isn’t really punishment.

WWE Tag Team Championship: Epico and Primo (c) w/ Rosa Mendes vs. Kofi Kingston and R-Truth-  R-Truth and Primo start.  Primo kicks Lil Jimmy.  Hahahahahahahahaha.  Highlight of the night.  Truth goes crazy and attacks Primo.  He dances, does his splits, and that whole gimmick thing he does.  He clotheslines Primo to the outside and yells “whats up” to the crowd.  Commercial.  Back from break R-Truth is grabbed by Epico while running off the ropes.  Primo stomps him before a tag to Epico.  Cole and Lawler report that Triple H has a broken arm.  Who cares.  Next.  Quick tags from Epico and Primo working R-Truth.  Primo does a dropkick and cartwheel.  Lil Jimmy is trending on Twitter.  The cousins continue to beat on R-Truth and avoid the hot tag.  Dropkick by Truth finally.  Hot tag.  Kofi with an axe handle off the top, clotheslines, and a Boom Drop.  He sets up for Trouble In Paradise.  Primo runs at him from the outside and is clotheslined.  Rosa jumps up on the top rope for the distraction.  It backfires as R-Truth grabs Epico.  Trouble In Paradise by Kofi.  1-2-3.  New Tag Champions.

Ugh.  Neither of these teams deserve to be tag champions.  What did Kofi and Truth do to deserve a shot in the first place?  It makes no sense.  It’s not like the titles are any more credible now that there are new champions.  The tag division is terrible.  I’m sure that Kofi and Truth are segway champions to eventually drop the titles to Darren Young and Titus O’Neil.  Yes, the mediocre NXT guys who they keep putting over on Smackdown.  They should have had Antonio Cesaro and Kassius Ohno come in and win the titles on their first night.  Instead, they decided to debut Cesaro on Smackdown, and have yet to debut Ohno.  Google search The Kings of Wrestling and you’ll see how good they are as a tag team.  (Great Khali vs. Kane is next.  Khali vs Kane is trending on Twitter.  Everyone on Twitter is angry that we have to watch this.)

Epico, Primo, and Rosa Mendes are arguing in the back.  Abraham Washington walks up to them.  Rosa says “let’s talk.”  Abraham begins to talk to them, but he’s cut off.  Another awfully timed segment.  How many production mistakes can there be in one night?  Abraham Washington is trending on Twitter.

Beat the Clock: The Great Khali vs Kane- Khali is dancing in the ring.  Lawler jokes and says that Khali must be exhausted because he’s been dancing for over 5 minutes while we were away on commercial break.  Funny stuff.  Kane’s pyro hits and here he comes.  Too bad Khali wasn’t on fire dancing in the ring.  That would be funny.  Kane punches away at Khali to start the match.  Khali throws him into the corner and uses elbows and kicks.  Chop by Khali.  Shocker. He sends him to the other corner and does….a chop.  Shocker.  Kane goes for a chokeslam, but Khali fights out with punches.  Kane dropkicks Khali’s knees.  That’s the third time tonight that someone did a dropkick to the knees.  DDT by Kane.  Khali didn’t really know how to sell it.  Two count.

The crowd is dead.  Kane punches him on the mat.  He goes for an unnecessary pin fall.  2:24 left.  This is the longest 2:24 of my life.  Kane does a clothesline off the top rope.  Please beat the clock Kane, so this ends sooner.  More punches.  I looked at my Twitter wall and away from the tv for a little while.  Khali did a big boot I think.  I did see him do another chop.  Shocker.  They are on the outside now.  :24 left.  Some punches and stuff happen.  Kane goes for a chokeslam, Khali chokes him, time runs out.  Kane chokeslams Khali after the match.  Nobody beats the clock.  Orton is still in the lead.  #ByeByeBellas is trending on Twitter.  They gave a Twitter goodbye and used that same hashtag.

Beat the Clock: Daniel Bryan vs. Jerry “The King” Lawler-  Jerry Lawler?  Really?  Why?  We didn’t get to see Dolph Ziggler tonight, but Jerry Lawler has a match?  Why would it even begin to make sense that Lawler would be in the title picture?   Bryan works Lawler into the corner to start.  Irish whip to the other side.  Running dropkick by Bryan.  More punches to which the crowd chants “yes.”  Lawler comes back with punches.  The crowd chants “no” on each one.  Nasty knee drops to the face by Bryan.  Lawler comes back with punches and a standing dropkick.  Bryan comes back with an Irish whip and missed running dropkick.  Lawler uses a fist drop off the top rope.  Two count.  He goes for the banned pile driver.  Bryan back body drops him.  Hard kick to the head.  YES! Lock.  King taps out with 1:52 left.  Daniel Bryan wins.  He will face CM Punk at Over the Limit for the WWE Championship.  CM Punk comes out and stares at him.  Bryan chants YES!

Remember what I said about nobody buying Over the Limit?  Scratch that.  I sure will.  My response to Bryan vs. Punk?  YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES.  #Raw, #OverTheLimit, Punk vs Bryan, and WWE Title are all trending on Twitter.  There are NBA Playoff games, NHL Playoff games, MLB Games, and more on television, but the whole world is tweeting about Daniel Bryan.

John Cena comes to the ring.  He is in a sling.  He says he doesn’t have a break in his arm.  His MRI’s show no tears.  He says every muscle in his arm is strained.  He says in the WWE when your injured your sent home and when your hurt you still have to perform.  He says he’s hurt and is still here.  John Laurinaitis comes out.  Cena makes a joke about Zeus being his next opponent.  The guy in the Hulk Hogan movie.  Laurinaitis says that he tried to motivate Cena by bringing in Lesnar.  Cena says that he was trying to hire a mercenary to take him out.  Cena makes fun of Laurinaitis.  Something about smoking a lot of cigarettes and brushing his teeth with toilet paper.  Nowhere near as good as CM Punk.  Laurinaitis begins to introduce Cena’s opponent, but they play the music early.  That either means that they are heavy on time, or that they made yet another production mistake.  It’s Lord Tensai.  Tensai comes down the aisle and gets in the ring.  Cena turns around to face him and is hit in the head with the microphone by Laurinaitis.  He says that Cena’s next opponent is Laurinaitis.  Tensai’s servant kicks Cena in the head.  Tensai hits a running senton on Cena’s bad arm.  Laurinaitis stomps Cena’s arm.  They pull Cena to the outside and stomp on his arm on the steel steps.  Laurinaitis grabs a chair and smashes it across Cena’s arm on the steps.  Laurinaitis gets back in the ring and does “you can’t see me” to Cena.  Raw goes off the air.  Whattt??  Nice.  I liked that.  Cena vs Laurinaitis is money.  Laurinaitis vs Punk would have been better though.  Johnny Ace and Prince Albert are trending on Twitter.

Weak Raw overall.  I’m very happy that Punk will face Bryan at the PPV.  That was the only thing that made me happy tonight other than Primo kicking Lil Jimmy.  Why wasn’t CM Punk used?  The show is worthless without it’s champion.  No Dolph Ziggler was ridiculous too.  I’m glad The Miz finally won, but it won’t take him anywhere.  I also miss Otunga.  He is away for the trial of his wife.  I’m sure you know those national headlines about that situation.  I’m still surprised Punk wasn’t used.  What a terrible decision.  The next PPV is looking pretty good.  I guess they will continue to have good PPV’s with real wresting, and terrible Raws that lead up to them.  Here is what I believe to be the next PPV card:

WWE Championship- CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan
World Heavyweight Championship- Sheamus vs Brock Lesnar
John Cena vs John Laurinaitis
Chris Jericho vs. The Big Show
United States Championship- Santino Marella vs The Miz

The one match that is not a lock is Sheamus and Lesnar.  There is also a chance that they decide to do Sheamus vs Alberto Del Rio.  They began a pre feud on Smackdown.  I just think that they need to do Lesnar/Sheamus.  Put the title on Lesnar.  He’s been built up too strong to not be a champion.  Thanks for reading once again.  Leave comments and questions!

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47 Comments

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    • Ben Ey

      May 1, 2012 at 8:50 am

      FIRE JOHNNY NOW, AND BYE BYE BROCK U GOT UR SORRY ASS FIRED

  2. Chris

    May 1, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Fire sorry ass LAUINAITIS….ASAP

  3. Lakiesha

    May 1, 2012 at 12:48 am

    FIRE JOHN LAUINATIS

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  5. LPZE

    May 1, 2012 at 1:29 am

    FIRE SORRY ASS JOHN LAURINAITIS

    • Mark Brown

      May 1, 2012 at 1:37 am

      Wow look at all the fire Laurinaitis messages. I love it! People are angry. I love it!

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  7. Brenda

    May 1, 2012 at 1:34 am

    They need to fire BROCK LESNAR AND JOHN LAUINATIS get them both out of there, WWE has way too many young children watching and they enjoy the wreslting and I believe all this thing with BROCK LESNAR IS GETTING OUT OF HAND.

    • Mark Brown

      May 1, 2012 at 1:38 am

      Thanks for the comment. I’m actually very surprised that I have 4 comments already saying to fire Laurinaitis. I think the WWE is starting to move away from the PG rating and are starting to become PG 13. That’s good for adults, but bad for children.

  8. DG

    May 1, 2012 at 2:08 am

    i agree with brown …. era for kiddies is over , welcome to the era we grown-ups had in our childhood… and about Laurinaitis , gotta really give him a big hand , he is the next best gm for wwe since eric bischoff . john laurinaitis is slowly changing wwe to what it was meant to be …. so i guess kiddies can either watch this new era in wwe with their parents or go back to watching teletubbies….

    • Mark Brown

      May 2, 2012 at 1:45 am

      I’d prefer the television for adults anyways. I agree with you on Laurinaitis. He does a great job on air. I have to disagree about the Eric Bischoff statement. I am a huge Bischoff hater lol. I think he’s to blame for the collapse of WCW, Raw’s lowest ratings in years, and the awfulness that is TNA.

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  12. Bill

    May 1, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Long time reader, first time commenter. I totally agree with you when you said no one would pay $50 that quickly… until they announced Daniel Bryan vs Punk.

    I have noticed the trend of WWE/Vince McMahon reading the internet and intentionally not doing what people expect. Beth Phoenix out for Extreme Rules and there is a new opponent?? Wait, is Kharma ready to compete?! …Aaaaaand Layla. Nice to see her again, but come on WWE, putting the title on her?

    One last little thing… the arm lock that Brock uses is a reverse keylock from guard, or a Kimura (named after Masahiko Kimura after he made Helio Gracie tap with it).

    • Mark Brown

      May 2, 2012 at 1:49 am

      Well thanks for being a long time reader, and thanks for finally commenting! Bryan vs. Punk changed everything. I also really think that the WWE writers do things in spite of of what people want. That’s the only logical explanation. Thanks for the clarification on the Kimura. I searched the hold and must have found the wrong spelling. I am aware of Masahiko Kimura, just not the spelling of his name lol. Comment again.

  13. Donald John

    May 1, 2012 at 9:52 am

    I really don’t Lesnar will appear in another PPV soon after extreme rules. I think he will take some time off seen as how is contract is.

    • Mark Brown

      May 2, 2012 at 1:51 am

      That could be true. IF he does another event right away, I see him facing Sheamus. If they drag out his Triple H storyline then Sheamus vs definitely face Alberto Del Rio. Which is stupid because Del Rio has done nothing to deserve a title shot recently. I am a huge fan of the wrestling ability of Del Rio. However, they made him look like a paper champion and he must be rebuilt and re-branded before they put him back in the title picture.

  14. Donald John

    May 1, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I can’t wait for The Best Wrestler in the World Vs The Best Wrestler to ever walk on earth!

    • Mark Brown

      May 2, 2012 at 1:52 am

      I’d have to say that Daniel Bryan holds both of those honors. Next to Bret Hart of course. I certainly can’t wait as well.

  15. Mike

    May 1, 2012 at 10:27 am

    YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES need I say more. That match really excites me we know two things about Punk vs Bryan 1. Excellent Match 2. Excellent Psychology

    Brock vs HHH is a lock for Summerslam

    Beat the clock was okay. I was really hoping Lord Tensai would have been in it and won it. Khali needs to be Future Endevored he was horrible last night. Hopefully during WWEs annual Spring Cleaning it happens. Speaking of making a release I think the ref that made the major botch needs to be let go. Maybe I need to bring myself out of retirement to show him how its done (No, I have no intention of breaking out the stripes again) I can think of another referee that could have probably handled it better.

    I also make a very bold prediction with Bryan and Punk: The Brand extension is over and all I can say to that is YES YES YES

    • Mark Brown

      May 2, 2012 at 1:53 am

      Punk vs Bryan will be excellent everything. I really don’t care about Triple H angles anymore. I don’t want to see Brock face him. We’ve already seen that. It’s the same thing as Wrestlemania this past year. Speaking of Wrestlemania…I’d say Brock vs Undertaker is a lock. I like Tensai, but I’m much happier that Bryan won beat the clock. I thought the tournament was terrible personally. Your right that Khali needs to be straight up released. He has zero value.

  16. nsh

    May 1, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Uggh! Get rid of Kali already. He can barely walk, let alone wrestle. Are we seriously supposed to believe that he can keep up with the other WWE big men?

    • Mark Brown

      May 2, 2012 at 1:56 am

      Just about everyone seems to be in agreement that Khali needs to go. It’s miserable having to see him.

      • Donald John

        May 3, 2012 at 9:46 am

        More like it’s painful to see great khali wrestle…I mean giving chops. I feel bad for the guy. He thinks everyone still likes him. Why is WWE trying so hard for us to like him anyway. Are they going to give him a title shot or something?

        • Mark Brown

          May 4, 2012 at 1:49 am

          He’s a big international star. That’s his only value. It is kinda funny that he has no idea that people don’t like him.

  17. bakerspazing

    May 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Wow. Terrible Raw, but HILARIOUS write up. My roommates are trying to study for finals and I burst into laughter about 8 times while reading this. The Lesnar/Cena match last night was easily one of my favorite matches in the last calendar year. I was completely unsure if the Cena arm injury was a work or if it was legit. However, it was pretty obvious the HHH arm injury is kayfabe. When Hunter is screaming into the camera “MY ARMMMM I THINK ITS BROKEN” its pretty obvious its a work. That was an interesting segment, but when it becomes obvious something is a work, I lose a little interest.

    Happy as heck to see the Miz win. I would like to see him enter a storyline where he wins every match he is in until Summerslam when he faces someone like Sheamus for the Heavyweight title or something. He needs a good push, because no one really cares about him, much like Ziggler now which is incredibly unfortunate.

    WWE is trolling us with the Bellas/Kharma. It was totally supposed to be Kharma last night that squashed the Bellas, but the IWC kinda figured that out, so the changed the plan. I LMAO’d at your comment about Layla leading the Beat the Clock challenge at 11 seconds. The ening of the Jericho/Show match was horrendous. I swear I could hear Vince chewing out the ref backstage from my apartment. They were definitely going off script afterwards…but they really had no choice. LOL. Thats funny and sad at the same time.

    Nothing really worth talking about until the wrestling clinic that was Kane vs Khali. Wow what an awful match. Khali botched just about every move Kane did. He cant sell, he cant bend his knees, he can only chop people. And even his chops are painful to watch, as they dont even look like he hits the opponent. He swings and misses with them more than Adam Dunn does with a baseball bat.

    It really should have been Bryan vs Ziggler. That would have been great. But I guess they didnt want to bury Ziggler more than they already have by having him job to Bryan in 3 minutes. Just the thought of Bryan vs Punk sends a tingle up my spine. YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES. Over the limit really just needs to be Cena vs Ace for 20 minutes, then Bryan vs Punk for 2.5 hours. Id buy that in a heartbeat.

    I really like where the Laurinaitis storyline is going. He is one of the more interesting characters in the company right now. Really curious to see what happens with their match at OTL. Worst part of the show was only having Punk on for about 37 seconds. Lame. As Punk likes to say “Feces. Dumdum.”

    • Mark Brown

      May 2, 2012 at 2:02 am

      Haha good stuff. I’m glad that I effectively ruined your roommates studies. That’s what they get for studying instead of watching Raw!

      Cena vs Brock sure was great. The Cena arm injury was legit. At least he thought it was. He thought it was much more injured than it actually was. I think it’s funny how they try to sell injuries by having people yell the stuff into the camera. Beth Phoenix did the same thing last week. When someone has a legit injury they usually aren’t sure exactly what happened. All they know is that they are experiencing horrendous pain. They just know that something is wrong. They don’t know specifically what. This is why I was the only person to call Phoenix’s injury as a work. And it was and still is.

      I’ve said this before, but the best thing for The Miz is to win the US Championship. Then he can go on a long successful run. I sure hope Sheamus isn’t World Champion by Summerslam!!

      I’d say Adam Dunn has a ton more power than The Great Khali does.

      I am all for Bryan vs Punk for 2.5 hours. I’m in. Let’s do it WWE.

      I’m still clueless as to why Punk wasn’t really used. Still makes no sense to me. Not even commentary for the opening match?

  18. Michael

    May 1, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Firstly, I’d like to say Extreme Rules was okay. The best match was CM Punk vs Chris Jericho. They absolutely gave their all in one of the best matches I ever seen. The worst match of the night was Kane vs Randy Orton. Both Kane and Orton looked tired from the start to the end of the match. The only time the match caught my attention was when Orton jumped out of the pin after the Chokeslam. I honestly thought Kane was going to win at that point. I hated how Lesnar vs SuperCena was played out. Lesnar beat the crap out of Cena for a whole 20 minutes and at the last 2 minutes, Cena comes back to life and pins Lesnar. Typical SuperCena. Overall, I’d rate Extreme Rules 3/5.

    Finally, Santino actually lost a match. I never thought I’d see the day. And The Miz got a tiny push with his win. It won’t do him for life but it’ll do for now anyway.

    I’m surprised JTG hasn’t been realeased yet. He has nothing to contribute to in the future ever since Cryme Tyme (with Shad Gaspard) split up. I’d recommend him to move to TNA. They could probably make a name for him there.

    I guess you were right about The Bellas leaving. And I also think you were right about Nikki’s short title reign being a thank you from Vince McMahon.

    Punk vs Bryan is sure to be great. Two of the best submission artists right now battling it out for the WWE Championship. And it was also a wise decision to put Bryan in the WWE Championship race. He definitely needs a massive push for his career.

    And lastly, I’m definitely not looking forward to Cena vs Laurinitis. When you think about, it’s a guy who’s arm isn’t working versus a 50-60 year old man. I’ll eat my hat if this match goes without a botch. Hopefully some better matches on the PPV will save Over The Limit.

    • Mark Brown

      May 2, 2012 at 2:09 am

      I honestly thought Extreme Rules was solid. I liked Jericho vs Punk but that really isn’t my cup of tea. I’m not really a hardcore guy. I like Sheamus vs Bryan by far. That was match of the year so far. Orton/Kane was not great, but it also wasn’t as bad as their Wrestlemania match. I would have liked to see more backstage stuff. That stuff doesn’t happen much anymore. Cena really needed that win over Lesnar, so I was fine with it. The story of the match was phenomenal. Lesnar got too cocky and lost focus. Because Cena is a seasoned veteran in this type of environment he was able to capitalize on that one mistake and get a quick win. But I do like how Brock dominated the match. It made them both look like a million bucks. Now the angle is that Brock needs focus in the ring. The only way to pull that off is a Paul Heyman comeback.

      I think JTG should just leave the business. He would just waste space in TNA like most of their active roster already does. The Bella’s are gone for good. I’m sure they will have successful careers outside of the industry. They are certainly unique and great actresses.

      Punk vs Bryan will be match of the year. I hope Bryan goes over.

      I’m sure Cena vs Laurinaitis will be fine. It’ll be entertaining. Tensai will do a lot of the dirty work. Maybe even a couple other heels. Don’t wory, it will work out. You’ll like it.

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  21. Susan McGrath

    May 2, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Fire that stuffed shirt conceited NUT John Laurinaitis hr could not manager anything. Fire Brock Lesner he is NO GOOD AND DOES NOT RESPECT ANYTHING.
    Sincerely,
    Susan

    • Mark Brown

      May 2, 2012 at 2:09 am

      Haha another one of these. I love it.

  22. Linda Pappas

    May 2, 2012 at 12:55 am

    FIRE BOTH JOHN LAURINATIS HE IS NO GOOD AND SHOULD NOT BE ALLOW TO MANAGER EITHER SHOW. FIRE BROCK LESNER FOR HIS UNPROFFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR.
    BEST ALWAYS,
    Linda

    • Mark Brown

      May 2, 2012 at 2:10 am

      3 minutes from the last one? Is this the same person doing all of these? Lol!

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  24. vinod kumar

    May 2, 2012 at 5:51 am

    yes, a lot of entertain is here from last 2 or 3 month. Every week a new face come to ring. But everybody want to fight with john cena why? for fame or something else. A match should be arrange between Triple H and Brock Lesnar. The other opponents to fight with Brock Lesnar is Randy Orton, Big Show, Alberto Del Rio. it is a foolish idea to fight cody Rhodes VS. Big show.

    Shamus is the best guy to fight with Brock Lesnar.

    Bye!

    • Mark Brown

      May 4, 2012 at 1:51 am

      Cena is the man, so everyone wants to face him. I think you might see Brock Lesnar vs Triple H at Summerslam. I also want to see Lesnar vs Sheamus. I think Lesnar would be great against everyone you mentioned.

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  28. uton

    May 2, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Nothing much 2 say bout this week’s Raw………it was pretty horrible.Just 2 things made my and pretty much everyone else’s day——-Punk vs Bryan & Cena FINALLY getting an ovation.It was about tym both these things happened.
    I’m glad Cena’s injury isn’t serious coz as we all know Lesnar can be pretty reckless about going over the line.I genuinely feel Brock vs Triple H will happen vry soon so the seeds were jst laid for Triple H one of his usual comebacks from injury n “vanquishing the wrongdoers”.Not looking forward 2 that.However it seems lyk creative z finally starting 2 listen 2 the fans.I really didn’t xpect Bryan vs Punk b4 SummerSlam.Gud 2 see it preponed.Cena vs Lauriaitis has been brewing for sumtym & its a gr8 feud 2 continue for a considerable period b4 the real stuff for WM kicks in.I’m hearing Cena vs Taker,Brock vs Rock n Punk vs Austin at WM29..Luks really intriguing.
    I’ll jst sign off by saying that Cena’s n Punk’s matches at Xtreme Rules were really awesome n after many years,2012 seems lyk the year which may not suffer from the usual post WM lull.Creative r doing a pretty gud job till now but things’ll only get better if they kick Khali out immediately n hopefully come up with some decent stuff for Miz,Ziggler & Ryder 2 avoid wasting these gr8 talents.

    • Mark Brown

      May 4, 2012 at 1:58 am

      It would have been pretty ridiculous on Lesnar’s part if Cena really were injured badly. I’m thinking Brock vs Triple H at Summerslam. I really don’t want to see Triple H wrestle anymore though. I kinda feel the opposite about Punk vs Bryan booked before Summerslam. Do they think it isn’t big enough? Or will the feud be stretched out to end at Summerslam? That’s what I’m hoping for. I like the idea of Cena vs Laurinaitis but it really doesn’t make sense that they never did Punk vs Laurinaitis. That was a much bigger feud to have the payoff match for. All of the Wrestlemania matches you mentioned are possible, but I dunno. I really think it will be Undertaker vs Brock. Cena vs Rock 2 could happen. Not sure there is enough room for Austin. How could they even make him legit to face Punk? Plus you don’t want Punk to turn heel. And you don’t want Austin booed. I originally thought that match would happen, but now it seems too complicated. Especially with all these other legends. I feel creative is not doing too great. Raw is pretty terrible. It’s funny that everyone wants Khali gone. He was in the majority of comments. If I had to pick 3 guys to be pushed it would be Ryder, Miz, Ziggler in that order.

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    May 13, 2012 at 5:46 am

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  30. Saksham

    May 13, 2012 at 5:48 am

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