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COMPLETE WWE RAW REPORT: JERICHO VS. ZIGGLER; SHIELD VERSUS UNDERTAKER, KANE, AND DANIEL BRYAN; RHODES SCHOLARS AND FUNKSTERS IN SINGLES MATCHES; MICK FOLEY; AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2013-04-22 23:02:14
Two weeks ago on Raw, The Shield decided to go after a bigger target after their victory at Wrestlemania, but the tag team champions came to Undertaker’s side. What will happen when these six men battle in the ring? What is next for Ryback and John Cena?

We are in London, England and your announcers are Michael ‘Remember when I was knighted’ Cole, Jerry ‘Who Cares, I am a King’ Lawler, and John ‘Pound Sterling’ Layfield.

Paul Heyman is in the ring and he introduces himself. He says that he is here tonight as the advocate for Brock Lesnar. He says that it has been the buzz of the global community about what Brock did to the 3 Man Band last week and he went EXTREME on the 3 Man Band. The buzz of the global headlines was on the challenge that Paul made on behalf of his client to Triple H.

Paul reminds us of what happened thanks to some video from last week.

Paul says that it is the moment you have all been waiting for when you get the answer from a first ballot Hall of Famer himself, Triple H.

Paul says that Triple H is not here at Raw. He says that he feels the same way. He says that he has been let down by Triple H. Paul says that his reputation is that of a liar and he does not know how he got it.

Paul reads the e-mail from Triple H. Paul tells him that he has never run from a fight in his life, but due to his current injuries, he will give his answer next week.

Paul cannot believe that Triple H is going to wait until next week. He says that he was ready to shake Triple H’s hand and tell him that he admires him, but he has been let down by this gutless coward who did not have the manhood to appear tonight like Paul did.

Paul is proven wrong and Triple H’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring and he graces us with his presence and the Game Fountain.

Paul and Hunter exchange friendly glances before Paul says that he played the game and Hunter won. He got the e-mail and he tells Hunter that it was well played.

Hunter says that he lied and he grabs Paul’s tie and he tells him to go home and tell Brock that he accepts. Hunter gives Paul a Pedigree.

Michael Cole says that the match will be inside a steel cage.

Triple H goes to the back while Paul remains on the mat.

We go to commercial.

We are back and R Truth raps his way to the ring.

Antonio Cesaro comes out and he tells Truth this is how it is done and he yodels to the ring.

Match Number One: R Truth versus Antonio Cesaro in a Rap versus Yodeling Match

They lock up and Cesaro with a kick in the corner followed by an Irish whip to the sternum and a European uppercut. Cesaro with a short arm clothesline and knee to the midsection. Cesaro leaps onto the chest and he gets a near fall. Cesaro with a reverse chin lock but Truth with a rollup for a near fall.

Truth with clotheslines followed by a kick but he misses the scissors kick. Truth with a kick and then he hits a sit out gourdbuster for a near fall. Truth runs into a knee from Cesaro but Truth avoids a clothesline by doing a split and then he hits Little Jimmy for the three count.

Winner: R Truth

A helicopter arrives and The Shield emerge and then they enter the ShieldMobile and they are taken to the arena by The Stig.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Brodus Clay (with Tensai, Cameron, and Naomi) versus Damien Sandow (with Cody Rhodes)

Sandow with a side head lock and Clay backs him into the corner. Sandow with a punch and Clay with a clothesline. Clay with head butts to the back and then he slams Sandow. Clay with an elbow drop for a near fall. Clay sends Sandow into the turnbuckles and then he punches Sandow.

Clay punches Sandow some more but he runs into a boot. Clay with a thrust to the throat. Sandow escapes a slam attempt and he takes Clay to the mat with an Edge-O-Matic. Sandow with the Elbow of Disdain and he connects and gets a near fall. Sandow with a drop kick to the knee and a reverse chin lock.

Clay with a splash into the corner followed by the Sheeeplex. Clay goes after Rhodes and that allows Sandow to drop Clay on the top rope and Sandow gets the three count with a rollup and some additional leverage.

Winner: Damien Sandow

We take a look at Dolph Ziggler cashing in the Money in the Bank Briefcase two weeks ago on Raw.

Dolph Ziggler is in the back and he is telling someone that he loves them and that they are so beautiful and it is the title belt. AJ shows up and she wants to know if Dolph is making her jealous. Dolph says that AJ deserves to be a champion.

Dolph and AJ insult Kaitlyn and then they kiss. They look over and Langston is standing there.

Vickie and Brad Maddox stop by to interrupt the spit swapping.

Brad tells Dolph that they have bad news but Vickie says that it is exciting news. If Dolph loses tonight, the World Title won’t be on the line in a Triple Threat match because it will be a Fatal Four Way. Vickie does her dolphin laugh as we go to commercial.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look at what CM Punk said and did last week when he walked out.

Michael Cole says that they have not heard from Punk since last week.

The Shield have arrived in the building and they pick up their camera. They introduce themselves. Seth says that they went to great lengths to get here. Ambrose says that for two decades, the Undertaker has been judge, jury, and executioner. Ambrose wants to know who gave them that right. No one has stopped him until now.

The Undertaker has returned to the ring on Raw for the first time in three years. These days, the Shield are The LAW. They make the rules and hand out the punishment.

Seth tells them that they own the night.

For the first time in his life, the Undertaker will know what justice tastes like.

Match Number Three: Chris Jericho versus Dolph Ziggler (with AJ Lee and Big E Langston) in an If Jericho wins, he is in the World Title Match at Extreme Rules Match

They lock up and Jericho with an arm drag. They lock up again and Jericho with a rollup for a near fall. They lock up again and Jericho with a side head lock and take down. Ziggler with a top wrist lock and he takes Jericho down but Chris with a bridge. Jericho gets up and takes Ziggler down with a side head lock. Ziggler with a head scissors but Jericho escapes and he hits a drop kick but he does not tell Ziggler to watch his tapes.

Jericho with a punch and side head lock. Jericho with a shoulder tackle and then Ziggler slides to the floor and he kisses AJ. Jericho with a baseball slide to Ziggler and Dolph goes into the ringside barrier. We go to commercial.

We are back and Langston punches Jericho when the referee deals with Ziggler. Ziggler with a near fall after a neck breaker. Ziggler kicks Jericho in the head. Ziggler with an elbow drop for a near fall. Jericho with chops followed by an Irish whip but Ziggler gets out of the corner and Jericho hits the ring post on a cross body into the corner and Jericho goes to the floor.

Ziggler helps Jericho back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Ziggler wants Jericho to get to his feet and he kicks Jericho in the ribs. Jericho with a back slide and a near fall but Ziggler with a clothesline and both men are down.

Ziggler with a rear chin lock. Jericho with elbows and punches but Ziggler with a sleeper on Jericho. Jericho escapes the sleeper and then Ziggler misses a splash into the corner. Jericho with shoulder tackles but Jericho is sent over the top rope but Jericho lands on the apron and he goes up top for a forearm to the head. Jericho with a clothesline and he tries for the Walls of Jericho but Ziggler escapes.

Jericho with an enzuigiri for a near fall. Jericho with a chop to Ziggler but Ziggler with an Irish whip. Jericho with a boot and a bulldog. AJ gets on the apron and Langston punches Jericho when Jericho goes for the Lionsault. Ziggler can only get a two count despite the interference and chicanery.

Ziggler punches Jericho and kicks him in the knee. Ziggler with an elbow to the head followed by punches. The referee separates Ziggler and Jericho. ZIggler with an Irish whip and he gets a near fall. Ziggler with the sleeper again and he climbs on Jericho’s back to add more pressure. Jericho is down to his knees but Jericho gets a second wind and he falls back to get Ziggler out of the hold.

Ziggler with a leaping DDT for a near fall. Jericho with a back elbow and he tries for the Lionsault but he lands on Ziggler’s knees. Jericho with a Fameasser for a near fall. Jericho tries for the Walls but Ziggler escapes.

Ziggler goes up top and Jericho hits the ropes and Ziggler is crotched. Jericho punches Ziggler and he hits a superplex. Jericho covers Ziggler but Ziggler kicks out at two. Jericho hits the Codebreaker but Ziggler gets his foot on the rope to stop the count.

Jericho hits the springboard drop kick on Langston when he gets on the apron. Jericho applies the Walls of Jericho and Fandango’s music plays. Ziggler gets to the ropes according to Cole and then Ziggler with a kick and the Zig Zag for the three count.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

We go to footage from the end of Raw when Ryback and John Cena were in the ring . . . before the Shield arrived.

Mick Foley is in the interview area with Josh Mathews. Josh mentions Mick’s new DVD and Mick says that he is proud of it and thankful for all of the kind words from viewers, especially those in London, England.

Josh asks Mick if things have changed from the Attitude Era. Mick says that Ryback has the potential to be one of the greatest, but it is not in man’s nature to look in the mirror and blame themselves for their shortcomings.

We go to commercial.

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