WWE Raw 4-8-13: The Crowd Takes Over Raw the Night After WrestleMania 29

This edition of Raw took place at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. This was the night after WrestleMania 29 and this may have been either the most fun, exciting, or bizarre (depending on which way you look at it) Raw in history. WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler has been known for calling Canada “Bizarro Land”, but after seeing this edition of Raw, East Rutherford, New Jersey may very well be “Bizarro Land”. For three straight hours, the crowd chanted the most random things at random times. Some chants were heard for Wade Barrett, Dolph Ziggler, Jerry Lawler, John “Bradshaw” Layfield, the late Randy Savage, and even announcers Michael Cole and Justin Roberts and referee Mike Chioda. The crowd even chanted “We Are Awesome!”. Well, like I said, it just depends on how you look at it. But the chant that truly took over the rest of the night was when the crowd hummed Fandango’s entrance music, even after Raw went off the air. All I can say is that I am sure there are many things that would be an understatement to describe what we heard/witnessed last night on Raw. As for the show …

WWE Raw 4-1-12: The Road to WrestleMania 29 Heats Up

Things certainly heated up for the road to WrestleMania 29 on this week’s Raw. Both WWE Champion Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his WrestleMania challenger John Cena vowed victory on the Grandest Stage of Them All. Also, WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels payed a visit to WWE on this edition of Raw announcing that he will be in WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H’s corner in his match against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania. It was also announced that the Intercontinental Championship match between champion Wade Barrett and challenger The Miz will take place during the WrestleMania 29 Pre-Show. Also, it was revealed that soon-to-be WWE Hall of Famer Trish Status tweeted that she wants Stephanie McMahon to induct her into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 6, 2013 at Madison Square Garden. Stephanie tweeted that she gladly accepts the honor. Lastly, the show ended with The Undertaker vowing to destroy CM Punk at WrestleMania 29; then, it was the return of The Druids…or so we thought. It turned out to all be a trap when Paul Heyman emerged impersonating the late Paul Bearer. Then, when Undertaker came to attack the phony Druids, CM Punk emerged as one of …

WWE Raw 3-11-13 Review

The program began with The Undertaker coming to the ring, with a vintage urn famously carried around by the late Paul Bearer waiting inside the ring, to pay tribute to his longtime adversary. However, it was soon interrupted by CM Punk. This caught the ire of another one of Paul Bearer’s longtime adversaries in WWE Tag Team Champion Kane. This led to Raw Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero making a No Disqualification Match between Kane and Punk for the main event. Also, Paul Heyman spoke on behalf of Brock Lesnar and said that WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H’s WrestleMania 29 challenge would be accepted by Brock on the condition that he gets to name the stipulation only after Triple H signs the contract. Despite the potential trap Triple H may be walking into, I think he will still agree to Lesnar’s terms. Also, Damien Sandow had a surprise for his tag team partner Cody Rhodes. That surprise turned out to be Nikki & Brie, The Bella Twins, who were fired last year but are now back in the WWE as of last night. The good news is that they still look as sexy as they did before, the bad news …