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WWE RAW Report – Hulk Hogan Returns and The Undertaker’s WrestleMania XXX Match Set

– The first-ever WWE RAW Pre-Show kicks off with Josh Mathews welcoming us to Green Bay. He’s joined by the panel – Ric Flair, Booker T and Alex Riley.

They talk about Hulk Hogan being here tonight and hosting WrestleMania XXX. Flair says he’s looking forward to seeing John Cena get revenge for what happened on Elimination Chamber. We cut to a commercial.

– We go to the ring where Byron Saxton and Tom Phillips are doing commentary. We’re in the middle of a Kofi Kingston vs. Damien Sandow match being taped for Superstars. We go back and forth from the panel to the announcers. Kofi ends up getting the win over Sandow. Jerry Lawler interviews Kofi at the stage after the match. Kofi said the crowd was amazing and every win counts. Kofi hopes this is the start to his Road to WrestleMania. The panel plays it up like a big deal that Kofi won. We cut to another commercial.

– The panel discusses Batista vs. Alberto Del Rio from last night’s pay-per-view. Del Rio has requested a rematch and will get it on tonight’s show. The panel discusses Randy Orton’s chances against Batista. The panel’s question of the night is what was the best match at Elimination Chamber and that poll is now up on WWE’s website. We see Goldust and Cody Rhodes coming to the ring followed by Los Matadores. Back to a commercial.

– The panel talks about Brock Lesnar being rumored to be at RAW tonight. We get a Lesnar promo video. Renee Young is backstage with Brad Maddox to ask him about Lesnar but Christian and Sheamus appear and start arguing. Maddox books them in a match on RAW later. We get another commercial. We come back to the panel talking about how the Elimination Chamber match ended with outside interference. We see Michael Cole, JBL and Jerry Lawler making their way out as the panel wraps up the pre-show.

– Tonight’s WWE RAW kicks off with Michael Cole welcoming us. We go right to the ring and out comes WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan to a huge pop. Hogan hypes the crowd and is wearing his red and yellow boa. Hogan comes out to his Real American theme.

The music stops and a huge Hogan chant breaks out. The announcers gave Hogan a standing ovation. “Let me tell ya something, brother…” and Hogan gets another big pop. Hogan wants to let everyone know, with Green Bay as his witness, tonight marks the turning point of his career. He is officially home, brothers. Hogan talks about being a part of WrestleMania I 30 years ago. Hogan fumbles over his words and calls the WWE Network the WWE Universe but eventually gets it right. Hogan says the future of the WWE will be immortalized. He plugs some of the stuff on the WWE Network. Hogan talks about being host of WrestleMania XXX and asks what are we gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild. Hogan drops the mic, Real American hits again and the crowd cheers.

– We go to the announcers to show us the WWE Network on their tablet and laptop. Still to come, Kane vs. Daniel Bryan. Also, is Brock Lesnar in the building? We’ll find out. Batista vs. Alberto Del Rio in a rematch and more. Back to commercial.

Batista vs. Alberto Del Rio

We go to the ring and out first comes Alberto Del Rio. Batista is out next to mostly boos, just like at Elimination Chamber.

The announcers acknowledge the “Boo-tista” chant at Elimination Chamber. Batista hits the turnbuckles and tells the fans to “boo this.” Batista starts the match beating Del Rio into the corner. They go to the floor and Batista slams Del Rio into the barrier before slamming his back into the apron. They come back in and Del Rio kicks him in the head. Batista turns it around and gets cheered. Batista counters and blocks a suplex. Batista clotheslines Del Rio to the floor now. Del Rio trips Batista up on the apron, he falls and the crowd cheers. Del Rio sends Batista face first into the steel steps. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and Del Rio has control as he stomps away on Batista. Del Rio stalls and shows off as Batista gets up. He runs the ropes and charges but Batista moves and Del Rio lands out on the floor. Del Rio drops Batista over the top rope. Del Rio goes up top but Batista cuts him off. Batista nails a superplex. They get up and trade shots in the middle of the ring. Batista with clotheslines and a big slam for a 2 count. Del Rio turns it around and readies for the superkick. Del Rio misses the kick and comes back with a stomp. Batista side steps again and his a spinebuster. The crowd boos. Randy Orton’s music hits and out he comes to a big pop. Del Rio takes advantage of the distraction and rolls Batista up for the win.

Winner: Alberto Del Rio

– Orton takes the mic and apologizes for interrupting. Orton says Batista has been distracted since the days of Evolution. Orton says that loss just now was one of the funniest things he’s seen. He calls the WWE Universe’s reaction to Batista’s return funny also. Orton says the fans don’t like Batista very much. Orton bets Batista is sorry that he came back. A huge CM Punk chant starts before Batista speaks. He says Orton is wrong. Batista tells everyone to get it through their head – he loves this business. Fans boo. Something else he loves is that the fans have a voice. But so does he, he says. He says if they cheer him, he cheers back. If they boo, he boos back. It’s called being real and honesty, something Orton knows nothing about. Batista says all that matters is that he goes to WrestleMania and beats the hell out of who he used to call his friend. Batista calls Orton a whiny, sniffling, kiss ass, stuck up. Batista says we’re looking at the next WWE World Heavyweight Champion and to deal with it. He drops the mic and the music plays as Orton looks on from the stage with his titles in the air.

– We see Zeb Colter, Cesaro and Big E walking backstage. Back to commercial.

Cesaro vs. Big E

Back from the break and out comes WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E for a non-title match. Cesaro is out next with Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter. They lock up and Big E goes to a headlock. A “we the people” chant starts up. They run the ropes and Big E hits a big shoulder. Cesaro goes to the floor.

Cesaro comes back in and slams Big E. They trade shots. Cesaro with uppercuts and knees to the gut. More back and forth. Big E hits two big throws and a shoulder thrust in the corner. And another. Big E with a 2 count. Cesaro turns it around with uppercuts and a big boot to the face. Big E catches Cesaro and drops him over the knee three times for a 2 count. Big E works on the arm now. Cesaro catches Big E in a big tilt-a-whirl slam and covers for a 2 count as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and Cesaro is in control. They trade shots. Big E with a big slam. Cesaro moves and Big E runs into the ring post. Cesaro covers for a 2 count. Cesaro hits a big running uppercut in the corner and takes Big E down with a headlock. More back and forth. Cesaro with the gutwrench slam for another 2 count. They trade shots in the middle of the ring again. Cesaro with a sleeper hold. Big E tosses him off but runs into an elbow. Big E with a pair of clotheslines and a belly to belly suplex. Cesaro blocks the Big Ending and hits a huge uppercut in mid-air. Cesaro with a 2 count. Big E blocks the Cesaro Swing and catches Cesaro in a big Rock Bottom out of the corner for another 2 count. Another “we the people” chant starts. Cesaro sends Big E out to the floor.

Big E ducks a clothesline from Swagger on the floor and lays him out. Big E comes back in and Cesaro hits the Cesaro Swing on him. Swagger comes in and grabs Big E, putting him in the Patriot Lock. Cesaro is upset as he gets disqualified.

Winner by DQ: Big E

– After the match, Cesaro has words with Swagger. Zeb comes in and gets in the middle of them. They turn their backs and Big E attacks Swagger from behind. Cesaro makes the save and hits the Neutralizer on Big E. Cesaro does “we the people” as his music plays and Swagger tries to plead with him.

– We get a look at Elimination Chamber when The Wyatt Family attacked John Cena. Still to come, Cena will address The Wyatts. Back to commercial.

– Back from the break and out comes John Cena to a big pop.

Cena says it’s spectacular to see Hulk Hogan back in WWE. Cena hypes the WWE Network and says out future is now. Cena’s been talking hard and sending a message to any Superstar that can listen about having to come through him if they want to carry WWE into the future. Mixed reaction for Cena now. Cena says he knew eventually he would come face t face with The Wyatts but didn’t think it would be in the Chamber. Cena says they cost him a match at WrestleMania XXX. Cena calls Bray Wyatt to the ring.

The lights go out, the lantern lights up and out comes Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan and Luke Harper. Bray takes a seat in his rocking chair at ringside. He asks what would the world be without its hero, its knight in shining armor to save the day. Bray says Cena is hollow, full of empty promises. He promises to save the people and keep them safe. Cena tells them everything will be alright as long as he is around, Bray says. Bray calls Cena a liar. He says it’s a terrible world, a cold and dark place. Cena stands for illusions, Bray stands for everything that is real. Bray says if Cena says the future has to come through him first, he couldn’t agree more. Bray properly introduces himself to Cena. He says they are the reapers that bring death to this era of lies. Cena takes the mic and introduces himself. Cena says if one of them come into the ring, they’re starting something they may not be able to finish. Cena says if they make that move, it’s go time, jack., Cena readies for a fight as The Wyatts surround the ring. Harper charges but gets dropped as does Rowan. Bray hits the ring and all three of them beat Cena down now. Bray holds back Harper and Rowan. Fans chant “yes!” as Cena gets up in the corner. Cena hobbles on one leg and tackles Bray but he gets beatdown again. Cena struggles to get up on one leg and is selling a leg injury. A small CM Punk chant starts. Cena charges Rowan but Rowan backs off and Bray runs over Cena from the side with Sister Abigail. Bray poses over Cena and yells “follow the buzzards” as the lights go out and we go to commercial.

– Back from the break and we see John Cena was stretchered out during RAW due to the leg injury.

Sheamus vs. Christian

We go to the ring and out first comes Christian. Sheamus is out next.

They lock up and go to the corner. Sheamus tosses Christian out to the floor. Christian comes back in with big right hands. Sheamus fires back with kicks and takes him to the corner for a beatdown. Christian looks to make a comeback but Sheamus clotheslines him to the floor. Christian gets pulled face first into the ring post. Sheamus rolls him back in and drops a knee to the face. Sheamus with another knee and a running knee drop. Sheamus goes for the forearms on the apron but Christian fights him off and drops him over the top rope. Christian comes back in and nails a missile dropkick from the corner for a 2 count. More back and forth on the apron. Sheamus dumps Christian back to the floor. Sheamus with a big shoulder tackle from the apron as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and we get more back and forth. Sheamus fights out of a hold and starts hitting high knees. Christian shoves him back to the floor. Christian charges but misses. Sheamus with a knee to the face. Sheamus with the forearm shots to the chest on the apron now. Sheamus with a big battering ram tackle for a 2 count. Christian goes to the top but Sheamus brings him to the mat. Sheamus with the Cloverleaf submission. Christian breaks the hold by getting to the ropes. Sheamus chases him around the ring and back in. Christian stomps away now. Sheamus blocks Killswitch. Christian blocks White Noise and rolls Sheamus up for a 2 count. Sheamus with a big powerslam for a 2 count. Christian ducks a Brogue kick and kicks Sheamus in the face. Christian comes off the top rope but Sheamus hits a Brogue in mid-air for the win.

Winner: Sheamus

– We see footage from earlier of The Authority arriving and Renee Young talking to them about WrestleMania. Daniel Bryan ran up and started yelling about how he keeps getting screwed. Bryan said he would fight Triple H right now. Triple H said they’ve already had this talk about A+ players. Triple H said he would try and find Bryan a spot on the card. Stephanie told Bryan he should focus on tonight’s match against Kane.

– Still to come, Kane vs. Bryan. Back to commercial.

– We get a Black History Month video for Tony Atlas and Rocky Johnson.

– The Shield are backstage. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns want to know where Dean Ambrose was last night. Ambrose is tired of explaining himself he says. He says something about them not trusting him. He walks off. Rollins talks about how it keeps happening with Ambrose. The Wyatt Family walks up. Reigns challenges Bray to a match, one on one with nobody else at ringside. Bray calls him an interesting creature and accepts the challenge. Reigns and Rollins walks off as Bray laughs.

– We go to Josh Mathews, Ric Flair and The Miz at the pre-show panel. No Alex Riley this time. They talk about what’s happened so far tonight. Flair gets a “yes!” chant going when talking about Kane vs. Bryan.

Kane vs. Daniel Bryan

We go to the ring and out first comes Daniel Bryan to a big pop. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and out comes Kane in pants and a wifebeater, but with pyro. The bell rings and Bryan attacks. He unloads with kicks into the corner and beats Kane down. Kane works on his injured arm. Bryan is taped up once again. Kane with shots in the corner before throwing Bryan into the turnbuckles. Bryan turns it around with more kicks. Bryan works on Kane’s leg as the fans chant his name.

Kane turns it around and beats Bryan down. Kane keeps Bryan on the mat and works on his shoulder. Bryan goes for a dive through the ropes but runs into a big right hand. Kane sends Bryan shoulder first into the steel steps. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and Bryan is kicking away at Kane. Kane goes back for the shoulder and covers for a 1 count. Kane with a clothesline in the corner and another pin attempt. Bryan comes back with a dropkick. Fans chant “yes” as he clutches the shoulder. More back and forth. Kane goes to the top but Bryan cuts him off. Bryan climbs up and sends Kane flying to the mat. Bryan with two big dropkicks in the corner. Kane blocks the third with a right hand. Kane charges but Bryan sends him out to the floor. Bryan nails a dive through the ropes. Bryan with a big dropkick into the barrier. They come back into the ring and Bryan hits kicks and the roundhouse for another 2 count. Bryan goes to the top for the big headbutt but Kane grabs him for a chokeslam. Kane covers for a close 2 count. Bryan goes for the Yes Lock but Kane counters. Bryan counters another chokeslam but Kane fights the Yes Lock off. Bryan with the flying knee for the win.

Winner: Daniel Bryan

– After the match, Bryan takes the mic and mentions how he confronted The Authority earlier today. Bryan calls Triple H a coward. Bryan yells it again. Bryan says he challenged Triple H to a match at WrestleMania and he hid behind his Stephanie’s skirt. Bryan says Triple H has ignored what the fans want ever since he put on the suit. Bryan tells the people to make their voice heard and a “yes” chant starts. Bryan asks if Triple H is listening. Bryan tells Triple H to make the match – Bryan vs. HHH at WrestleMania XXX. Bryan’s music hits as the fans chant.

– Still to come, Reigns vs. Wyatt. Also, Brock Lesnar is now confirmed to appear. We see Summer Rae and Fandango dancing in the back. Back to commercial.

– Batista is announced for SmackDown.

– We get another Lana and Alexander Rusev vignette.

Emma vs. Summer Rae

Back from the break and Summer Rae is out with Fandango. Emma is out with Santino Marella next. Emma dances and shoves Summer to the mat to start the match. Back and forth action with Emma controlling most.

Summer takes Emma to the mat and works on her arm. Emma fights to her feet. Emma blocks a kick and applies the Emma-Lock for the win.

Winner: Emma

– After the match, Santino comes in the ring to dance with Emma.

– We get more hype for Hulk Hogan’s return to WWE. We see footage of Hogan’s return to kick off tonight’s show.

– Still to come, The Usos vs. The New Age Outlaws. Back to commercial.

The Usos vs. The New Age Outlaws

Back from the break and both teams are out. Road Dogg takes the mic and asks them to leave the ring so they can do their introduction. He says we already know the outcome of the match. Dogg does his promo but turns around to a superkick from one of the Usos. They unload and hit the big splash for the quick non-title win.

Winners: The Usos

– More WWE Network hype from the announcers.

Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt

We go to the ring and here comes Roman Reigns through the crowd by himself. We go to commercial as Reigns poses in the corner.

Back from the break and Bray Wyatt makes his entrance by himself. They lock up and go at it after Reigns starts with the upperhand. Bray beats Reigns down and drops him with a right. Reigns tries to fight back but Wyatt keeps control. Reigns ends up coming back and tossing Bray to the floor. Reigns follows and hits a huge clothesline as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Bray is in control. He hits the big splash as fans cheer for Jerry Lawler. During the break, Bray sent Reigns into the steel steps. Bray drops a knee and hits Reigns with right hands. Bray chokes Reigns on the ropes now. More back and forth. Bray knocks Reigns out of the air and covers for a 2 count. Fans start chanting for Undertaker now. Bray splashes Reigns in the corner. Reigns dodges the next splash and Wyatt goes down.

Reigns with a big flying clothesline and one in the corner. Reigns beats Bray down in the corner. He runs out of the ring and hits the big dropkick on the apron. Reigns with a big slam for a 2 count. The lights go out and when they come back on, Erick Rowan and Luke Harper are at ringside. Seth Rollins runs out of nowhere and leaps out of the ring, taking out Rowan and Harper. Bray rolls Reigns up for a 2 count. Reigns misses a spear in the corner and hits the ring post. Harper and Rowan beat Rollins down at ringside now. Dean Ambrose finally runs down and saves Rollins. He brawls with Harper. Reigns with a Superman punch on Wyatt. Reigns knocks Harper off the apron. Ambrose rushes the ring and attacks Bray for the disqualification.

Winner by DQ: Bray Wyatt

– After the bell, everyone starts brawling. The Shield clear the ring. Both teams stare each other down as The Shield’s music hits.

– We see Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar backstage. Heyman asks Lesnar not to tear anything or anyone up. Heyman points Lesnar to the ring and we go to commercial.

– Back from the break and actor Aaron Paul is announced as the host for next week.

– We go to the ring with Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar. The apron is black and there’s a table. Heyman introduces them and refers to Lesnar as the #1 contender. He says Lesnar is not in a good mood tonight. Heyman says Batista and Randy Orton need to get their match out of the way now so the winner can fight Lesnar at WrestleMania XXX. Heyman says The Authority have offered Lesnar an open contract for WrestleMania. He can name any opponent for his choosing. Heyman says Lesnar wants history to conquer.

Heyman talks about how Lesnar has conquered everything, including UFC, and says Lesnar wants to win the titles at WrestleMania but Stephanie and Triple H won’t put it in front of him to conquer. Heyman says the open contract doesn’t mean a thing to Lesnar. Lesnar wants to make history. Heyman tells The Authority “no thank you” to the contract. They can have WrestleMania all they want but they can’t have it with Lesnar. Heyman demands they give him history to conquer. They go to leave the ring and the lights go out. The bells go off and The Undertaker entrance begins.

Taker comes out to a big pop and stares at Lesnar as he makes his way to the ring. Taker walks around the table and comes face to face with Lesnar as the crowd pops. A big chant for Taker breaks out. They keep staring until Taker looks up at the WrestleMania sign and back at Lesnar. Lesnar shakes his head yes. Lesnar signs the contract and jabs the pen at Taker. Heyman laughs. Heyman says if Taker wants to sign it, he can have the match with Lesnar at WrestleMania. Taker slams down on Lesnar’s arm and chokeslams him through the table. Fans chant “holy shit” and Taker’s name as he looks up at the WrestleMania sign and poses. The match is official. RAW goes off the air with Taker making his exit.

– The first-ever RAW Backstage Pass post-show opens up with a shot of Paul Heyman checking on Brock Lesnar as The Undertaker made his exit. We go to Alex Riley, Ric Flair, Booker T and Josh Mathews on the panel. They talk about The Undertaker and Lesnar.

– Renee Young is backstage waiting to get a word with Lesnar. We go back to the panel to talk about Hulk Hogan’s return. We get a look at the ring where Heyman, trainers and referees are checking on Lesnar, who is still laid out on the table. We go back to the panel to talk about the Road to WrestleMania.

– Byron Saxton is backstage with Xavier Woods and Dolph Ziggler to get their thoughts on tonight’s RAW. Ziggler was wearing a Hulkamania shirt. We see Lesnar walking out on his own and limping. Still to come, an update on John Cena and an interview with Hulk Hogan. We go to commercial.

– We see post-segment video of John Cena telling doctors he heard his knee pop during a takedown. Doctors say they will continue to evaluate Cena. He is at a local hospital but refusing a MRI.

– Renee Young is backstage with Hulk Hogan, who is in real Hulkster form. Hogan talks about hosting WrestleMania XXX and gets hype before walking off.

– Tom Philips tries to get a word with Kane backstage but he doesn’t want to talk.

– Renee Young tries to get a word with Heyman and Lesnar backstage but they keep walking.

– We go back to the panel for hype for this week’s SmackDown, the Network and next week’s show. That’s it for the post-show.


    Wow man ur opinion is just wow. Like the audacity u have to put that in a sentence about a true legend and respected character. His fellow peers dnt even think the way u are u have to be the only person I’ve ever heard say that ever just wow guy wow

  • Hulk Hogan was invincible for a huge stretch. At some point it got old. This Undertaker streak at WM is getting worse than old, it’s getting to the point where it’s not believable anymore. He needs to pass the torch soon. If The Undertaker wants to be a TRUE legend in the category of a Hogan and Flair, then he needs to do business with the right person and do it soon. He was looking a step slow last time he was on T.V.


    Did u seriously put jolt and career in the same sentence as the legendary undertaker. Were u born in then90’s


    Yeah whoop De doo one match outa 10 isn’t good

  • If the Undertaker doesn’t job to Lesner, doesn’t that make him worse than Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan, and Bill Goldberg combined? I don’t see the Undertaker wrestling quality matches much longer. WM 30, he could go down like Hogan did to Rock. Hogan still got a huge pop. People remember Hogan for that loss, more than they remember the Rock for the win. Undertaker could go out like that with Lesner breaking character and giving UT props fro a great match. If UT doesn’t lose the streak at WM 30, what’s the use of him losing it at any other match. Maybe somebody from his past could cause him to lose, which would give his career a jolt.

  • D2K

    I can’t speak for anyone else. Here is why I’m starting to like the Wyatts.

    The gimmicks that have entertained me the most in my 30 years of being a wrestling fan are the ones where the wrestler or wrestlers made you believe that they really were the character they were portraying. Even if their real-life personality was a complete opposite. The Wyatts from what I have seen are very good in the ring. I don’t expect to see flying head-scissors, dropkick, and hurricanranas from 300+ pounders. Roughhousing is what hoss’ are supposed to do. However they can wrestle good enough to carry matches.

    Bray Wyatt definitely has the mic skills. The promo he cut last night was particularly good IMO. He doesn’t come off as someone struggling to except a silly gimmick forced upon them by WWE management. He truly believes what he is saying when he is saying it. Their entrance is almost as surreal as the Undertaker’s entrance. The music is perfect and really create an ambiance in the arena. Very few people there have come down the pike where their entrance was worth the price of admission alone. Taker, Hogan, Warrior, HHH, etc. Their entrance was as much a part of their gimmick as anything else.

    Maybe it’s because their haven’t been many gimmick in such a long time that had any real substance to them as to why people are enjoying the Wyatts now. I mean, if you are starving and someone tosses you a cracker you are going to think that is the greatest-tasting cracker you’ve ever eaten in your life. However if you have nothing but crackers everyday for years they are just………well…crackers.

    Or it could be that they young men are actually very talented and people can see the potential that they have and this gimmick as well. To me, Bray Wyatt is pulling off the gimmick that Waylon Mercy (a.k.a. Dan Spivey) failed to pull off. On a side-note, it’s a small world that Bray Wyatt is the son of Mike Rotunda who used to be tag team partners with Dan Spivey back in the mid 80s. Maybe that is where he is getting his cues from?

    All and all I feel that the Wyatt family is really starting to get over because they have “presence” and that is somethign God-given, not manufactured. Some people just walk into a room and the mood changes. I think the these factions like the Wyatts and the Shield are good for WWE. It’s a good way to gauge talent. Maybe they need to add another guy who can ‘go’ in the stable. Just to have so balance. That match Bray Wyatt had with Daniel Bryan at the Royal Rumble is a easy Match-Of-The-Year candidate and proved that he can wrestle.

    Anyway, that’s why I’m starting to like the Wyatt family. I hope that helps some.

  • D2K

    Hogan turned heel at the ‘Bash At The Beach.’ Not The ‘Great American Bash.’ TGAB is where Hall and Nash came out and first dispel that they were not working for the WWF (to settle a real life legal issue) and to except the challenge from Eric Bischoff. That is also when Nash Jackknifed him thought the stage. Wicked bump BTW on Bischoff.

  • interesting

    Like they care what you think. How many people are going to be there, or around the world gonna watch it either by streaming it online, at home, or other places and they going to care that u and thousands in the same boat say they not going to watch it. That’s really going to hurt them (sarcasm)


    Quick note Brock lesnar has lost every match since coming back

  • Elvis Dolinski

    Wow, someone got owned!!!

  • EatDogPooWWE

    Dear HHH, Steph, Vince, & Co. F U all! If Dbry does not get in the main event we riot at WM. Make a stipulation that if Dbry beats HHH at WM he can wrestle for the championship at the end of the night vs either Orton or Bootista. OTHERWISE, like Mick Foley, I will not be watching this year.

  • Ray Tran

    Best RAW of 2014 only because the Hulkster and Taker is back!

  • Mean Gene

    I am posting this in a couple articles to see of someone can give me a decent answer:
    Can someone please tell me what is so great about the Wyatts? 
    They have not impressed me at all. Sure Bray wyatt has great 
    mic skills but he has shown nothing us very little in the ring.
    Rowan and harper are sub par wrestlers at best, that will disappear
    as soon as the Wyatt group disbands. They do nothing but punch,
    Kick and clothesline. Comparing them to other major stables they are
    bottomfeeders.So once again i ask….can anyone with a shred of 
    common sense please explain why people love these guys?

  • Stockshark 28

    Sounds boring

  • ShiekyBaby

    You and I must have drastically different definitions of what “standing up for yourself” means. To me standing up for yourself doesn’t equal walking out on your contract, your company, and your fans when you don’t get your way like a spoiled cry-baby.

    And I’m sorry but Punk is not standing up for the product. He’s totally fine with the product along as he’s on top. Notice he was perfectly content with the product in 2012 while he was world champion even though the content of WWE was mostly terrible. Punk only cares about himself and what he can get out of the wrestling business. Unfortunately millions of his fans wholeheartedly buy into the b.s. Punk’s been peddling for years now.

  • Graves

    Don’t be a stupid mark, bud. He has nothing wrong with him except the fact he stands up for himself and the product.

  • ShiekyBaby

    Don’t be a hapless mark. It doesn’t take a psych degree to see that Punk has some serious issues he needs to deal with. He should probably take this time off to deal with them and seek some professional help for his anger issues and seemingly perpetual unhappiness. While “mentally unstable” might be a little harsh I’d certainly call him professionally unstable. I’m not sure how anyone could argue that after what’s happened in the last month.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    That makes absolutely no sense what so ever!
    1. Why would somebody not want to face Hunter, give me one good reason as to why? When has the guy had bad matches? and honestly to face a guy who’s running the company would actually help any superstar seeing as how you obviously want to be on his good side. I never remember anybody bitching about facing him until this CM Punk thing hit.
    2. That shows no relevance to this conversation.
    3. The guy was still held back and never quit or bitched about it. just took his crap and continued to show why he deserved what he has achieved.
    4. I guarantee you that DB will win at WM. and facing the “boss” and someone at the level of Triple H (KOTR, Royal Rumble winner, DX, what 12-13 WWE/WHC, European, IC, tag team and kind of runs the company) and seeing his career and the matches he has been through and done, I bet you DB is excited to have this opportunity and I guarantee Ziggler, Ryder, Barrett and many others would be more than happy to do it. and I don’t remember Taker throwing a fit when he had to do it twice…..
    5. Being in the WWE PERIOD, whether you are winning or losing is the highest achievement you can get. And just like Sandow said, losing or “jobbing” makes no difference.
    6. Yes, I due bring up Punk, bc the guy quite because of a match that Bryan isn’t quitting over. whether Bryan is getting the shit end of the stick, shows the true respect that guys like Bryan have for the sport no matter who they’re facing. And what makes Punk so great? all you Punk fans didn’t create a rise in PPV or TV ratings, so why does he get to act like this? because he had to work hard to get what he has been given, OMG because he had to work hard, because nobody else in this business has never done the same….
    7. You seem to not understand WWE’s logic, which shows you are truly stupid, having Bryan possibly winning or losing is what’s keeping the fans interested. Yes Bryan isn’t main eventing WM, but I don’t see they’re product losing anything because of that. And they have been show casing DB for quite awhile now and he keeps get screwed which mean his championship win will be even more epic, its called strategy dumbass.
    8. What power? I don’t see Punk gaining or losing any power. The fact that I pay to see the guy and then he throws a bitch fit, very much irritates me. I don’t see; Ryder, Christian, Bryan or any other misused talent doing this. And trust me if I was jealous of a famous person it would not be CM Punk.
    9.Why, because I have an opinion that differs from yours? I could debate you on any stupid idea or opinion you have on anything and the fact that you keep trying to put me down is very hilarious, seeing as how you are using no facts to base your opinions or ideas on. So once again, how would facing Triple H hurt Bryan or any other superstar?
    10. Really? really? REALLY? because I don’t see anybody else saying that….

  • Kristopher Robinson

    Agreed. Sheamus just doesn’t spark interest as a Face nearly as much as when he’s a heel. and its better booing Cena bc he embraces it and has fun with it.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    Somebody else thinks your dumb as well lol.

  • Graves

    ‘Mentally unstable’? Rofl. That was the most unnecessary and foolish statement I have ever read on this website. And that is saying something with the ICW ‘tards lurking around every corner. CM Punk was picked because he could carry an old man and he did just that. Undertaker’s opponents are chosen because they are athletically superior to him and carry him through their matches.

    Lesnar is an old loose end they’re going to tie up and that’s that. But I’ve gotta go laugh some more at that mentally unstable remark. Lmao.

  • interesting

    I liked WCW and some of their ppv were badass like Halloween Havok, War Games, etc and some of their stable like 4 horseman, dungeon of doom with kevin sullivan as The Taskmaster, NWO, LWO (RIP Eddie Guerrero) and some great tag teams like Harlem Heat, Steiner Brothers, and Road Warriors.

    Hulk Hogan turn to heel at TGAB was EPIC. At times in the 90’s I preferred WCW over WWF. TNA is crap, WCW I dont think so.

  • nobody

    We all knew Taker was safe last year because they wouldn’t give his streak to someone mentally unstable like Punk, and we know he is safe again this year because it isn’t good business to throw away your golden goose over a temp who might not be there in 2 years.

    The right guy to end Taker just might be Bray Wyatt at WM31 if Bray continues to improve, and shows stability and longevity. Even if he doesn’t win, due to the factors stated above, it is at least believable he could win, which is better than feeding Taker another top star.

    Taker can’t benefit further in a “Future Career” from his streak, and very few stars can benefit from losing to him, so feeding him a temp like Brock makes sense.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    I agree and I don’t understand how they wait till the last minute to build the Taker match every year.

  • I give up

    I am so disappointed right now. Huge Taker fan, but that is not enough for me to care about WM. Everything else on the card blows. It will be interesting to see what Foley says and how JR spins this.

  • Johhny

    good call

  • nobody

    And doesn’t even say a word, classic!

  • nobody

    Taker’s pop vs Hogan’s pop.

    Who was the mega star of the last 3 decades? Hulkamania which ran wild all over dog crap in WCW and TNA or Undertaker who was epic every year?

  • Johhny

    I KNEW IT,TAKER IS HERE 11:03..2 minutes off and now it will switch to the network lol

  • Johhny

    11:05 pm something will happen it has to right?lol

  • D2K

    Could they telegraph this any worse…

  • Johhny

    i was thinking hed show up now,while leasner is talking him or punk…for a wm match and to get ppl to but the network

  • D2K

    There wasn’t anything to really “pop” about other than Hogan.

  • nobody

    Reigns smiled in that sub when the crowd chanted for Randy Savage.

  • nobody

    Ahh, you again, you insolent loser.

    HHH shouldn’t be at Wrestlemania, he isn’t an active member of the roster and contributed absolutely nothing to WWE this entire season of the WWE. Oh, and CM Punk has made more money and done more with his life than you ever will, so suck it.

  • nobody

    Wisconsin is kind of a state where you should be surprised that the fans know any words outside of “Lub Jeebus” and “Oink”.

  • Tzia Benny Corn Vang

    Tonight’s crowd in Wisconsin freakin’ sucked! Hogan’s ovation was as weak as Batista’s return and there were like barely any pops and chants. 😛

  • nobody

    Calling it:

    Ambrose will betray Roman Reigns and that will set up:

    “A Triple Threat United States Championship Bout featuring all 3 members of The Shield”.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    Aahhh and look, Bryan isn’t being a little cry baby bitch and quiting over it…..

  • D2K

    I have to say that other than Hogan’s return this RAW has been lackluster to say the least. Even Hogan’s return was a little underwhelming.

  • D2K

    I hope they send him down right now with this embarrassing display of a wrestling match.

  • nobody

    Sorry, don’t think Taker is there.

    I wonder who Lesnar will attack?

    Undertaker would be a nice surprise, but the last 3 times he appeared he walked down, took a mic, and then got beat down. Kinda want to see him cut a dignified promo without getting beat up for once.

  • D2K

    I hope they send Taker out soon. I have to got to work in a few minutes.

  • nobody

    When a heel, he had a natural arrogance that fit his “Brawler Style”. He is too colorful, like a twink seventh-grader gank squad in an MMO. One of those things that is just lame. I just hate everything about him. I also hate Ethnocentrism, so the idea of “Proud Irish” or “Proud White” or “Proud Black” is all silly to me as “Proud Brunette Ethnicity” and “Proud Green-Eye Race”.

    The whole play on Irish Ethnocentrism (and, a bastardization at that) is irritating, and the whole “Dar, Me Tuff Dum Guy Kant Spel Werds BROGE KICK BROGE KICK DARRRR” is just stupid and demeaning. I want to cheer or boo for someone cool.

    I hate John Cena, I am one of his top haters but at least Cena is fun to hate. Shemus is just boring to watch or hate.

  • nobody

    How nice of Paul to put himself against Mania against Bryan, the top star in WWE. Really, that is great. That would be like Nash booking himself to beat Goldberg to end that whole Streak thing, remember how that drove Fan Apathy at the product?

    Oh, wait…

  • D2K

    Shemus was much better as a heel IMO

  • nobody

    I am afraid they will edit the PPV’s of this era to pipe in the fan chants they want to, ignoring the truth.

    Meaning on official video, Orton is a big over the top super heel, Batista is the savior and every fan obeys the script.


  • nobody

    She-Mus is such a boring piece of crap.

  • D2K

    The Wyatt’s entrance is REALLY starting to grow on me. I fact the whole gimmick is.

    However, does anyone else think Bray Wyatt looks a lot like John Tenta a.k.a Earthquake? I know he is supposed to be Mike Rotunda’s son (I.R.S.) but man does he look like Tenta.

  • ddfindl

    Yeah, between that and the horrible BS between Orton/Batista, not a damn thing is going to change dude. I’ve already changed the channel.

  • d

    haha so they show a video package on how the Wyatt’s cost Cena at the chamber and at the end they added the crowd booing when a lot of the crowd was actually chanting thank you Wyatt’s

  • Jimmy Geaves

    It cut it off 🙁

  • D2K


  • Jimmy Geaves

    Say it don’t spray it Batista

  • Jimmy Geaves


  • Jimmy Geaves

    After chamber last night. this I’ve spend the day watching the 2001 invasion angle and 1st undisputed champ saga. Over 12 years later and it’s still more fun to watch than what we have now.

    I’m watching raw in the background whilst I do other things. I remember when I was glued to TV when WWF, ( I mean WWE) was on.

  • D2K

    I don’t think you have to worry about that. Both guys are all done. Especially
    Hogan. He doesn’t have as many artificial pats as terry Funk. but he’s not far behind.

  • ddfindl

    Funk is the most cripple guy I’ve ever seen in the ring lol. He’s literally more artificial parts than human parts.

  • nobody

    While I hate the idea of Hogan or Flair wrestling again, I am always in the mood for a good Terry Funk match…

  • D2K

    Yeah. The old Hulk is getting a little senile in his old age. That’s okay. Glad to have him back.

    I remember when Austin came back in 2003 and served notice to all the “WWF” superstars in the back. Of course when he left it was still the WWF. 🙂

    ON a side note. Interesting that WWE is actually breaking kayfabe about the Batista situation. Hopefully this si worked into an angle and just doesn’t become another Cena-like situation where they refuse to acknowledge the fans and go against the grain.

  • Johhny

    i laughed hard at that,then he said it again..then fixed it lol

  • D2K

    According to the Hulkster the WWE ‘Universe’ launches tonight! LOL!!