Complete 4/1 Raw Results
Apr 1, 2013 - by Brian Jaso
Tonight we open with John Cena making his way to the ring!! Cena is booed by what sounds like almost everyone. They are in Washington D.C. tonight and Cena says they are surrounded by Cenacrats and Rockpublicans. Cena says the Rock and him do not like each other. That is no secret. Cena says Rock is the Great One, but the Great one will fall. The crowd begins to chant Cena Sucks! Cena says this Sunday at Wrestlemania the WWE Universe may get a moment they have never experienced before. He says the loss by the Rock will haunt the Rock for a long time. Cena says the new belt may have been made for the Rock, but the Champ is Here!!!
Jerry Lawler makes his prediction on the Rock vs Cena match on Tout and his pick is the Rock. The announce team of Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole are joined by JBL tonight.
In Ring Action…….
3MB vs Sheamus, Randy Orton, and The Big Show
The Big Show has been in the news the last couple of days because of Wichita State University. WSU is in the Final Four this weekend in Atlanta and Big Show went there and played basketball for WSU. 3MB really has no chance in this one. The only interesting part of the match is JBL talking about how he does not think these 3 will put their egos aside to beat the Shield at Wrestlemania. We will see. Show with the knockout punch for the win.
Winners-Randy Orton, The Big Show and Sheamus
After the match the Shield’s music hit and they make there way halfway down through the crowd and stop. Dean Ambrose sarcastically tells them good job on the victory. They then tell them they will beat them easily on Sunday and there is nothing they can do about it. The say they are not really a team and the Shield will prove that on Sunday.
Back from break we get a video shot earlier featuring Zeb Coulter and Jack Swagger in front of the National Capitol. Swagger says in six days Real Change is coming. He says World Champion Alberto Del Rio has real change coming. Swagger will win the World Title. We The People.
Backstage we get an interview with Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio says they have freedom of speech so Swagger can say what he wants. But Del Rio has a chance on Sunday to do something about it.
Back from break we head to the ring…..
Daniel Bryan w/Kane vs Dolph Ziggler w/ Big E Langston and AJ
This is a teaser match for Mania where the Tag Team Champions Team Hell No will face Big E and Dolph for the belts. Dolph takes control early and we see what could be a good match. Bryan switches it up and puts Ziggler in a back stretch over the ropes. Bryan gets out of the ring and is approached by Big E. As he climbs back in Ziggler hits the zig zag for a near fall. Bryan goes to the top rope for the flying head butt and misses!!!! He then locks on the sleeper, but Ziggler counters. Outside the ring Big E levels Kane and in the ring Ziggler rolls up Bryan, grabs a fist full of tights and gets the win.
After the match Big E blocks Kane’s chokeslam and hits his finisher. AJ then grabs the belts and hands them to Ziggler and Big E. Could this happen on Sunday?
Back from break we get The Showstopper, Mr. Wrestlemania, The HeartBreak Kid, Shawn Michaels!!! Shawn says you can’t have Wrestlemania without Mr. Wrestlemania. Shawn says he is here tonight to talk about one match. HHH vs Brock Lesner in a No Holds Barred Match. Just as Shawn starts to talk we get HHH’s music. HHH says he is in the same situation as Shawn was when his career was on the line when he faced Undertaker. Shawn says they are completely different. Undertaker had total respect for Shawn and the business. Brock has no respect for HHH, HBK, the fans, and anything else. HHH tells Shawn to not try and talk him out of it. Shawn says he didn’t come here to talk him out of it, he came here to kick Brock Lesner’s ass. And Shawn will be in his corner at Wrestlemania. Out comes Brock Lesner with Pau Heyman. Heyman gives a great promo to let HHH and HBK know how much better Brock is than them.
Back into the ring……
WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett vs Zack Ryder
The Miz is sitting in on commentary on this one. Zack is out her to get fed to Wade. Wade is a brawler and is really giving it Ryder that way. Miz and Barrett will face each other Sunday for the title. Wade is spending all his time in the ring talking to The Miz out of the ring. This distraction is really helping Ryder gain an advantage. Wade is still better though. He hits the ball hammer for the win.
More in ring action……
Santino Marella vs Mark Henry
This is what Santino gets for messing with Vicki Guerrero. Santinio tries to make it funny but Mark hits the World’s Strongest Slam for the win in about 15 seconds.
After the match Ryback makes his way to the ring. These two have a no contact rule in place leading up to Wrestlemania. Henry says this is not the place. So Ryback picks up Santinio and slams him into Mark knocking him out of the ring. No contact still in tact.
In Ring Action…..
World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio vs Zeb Coulter
This one does not last long. Once the bell rings Jack Swagger on the outside of the ring attacks Richardo Rodriguez and when Alberto went to help Zeb Coulter used Richardo’s crutch to attack Alberto.
Winner via DQ Alberto Del Rio
After the match Swagger and Zeb beat Del Rio down with the crutch. This match needs to happen.
Back from break we get the WWE Champion The Rock!!! The Rock starts out talking about how here in Washington D.C. he loves to visit, but maybe one day he will have to live there. They could go from President Barack to President The Rock. He says no matter what happens Cena will not beat him. Cena’s time is Never. The Rock finishes it up with a if you Smell what the rock is cooking. Very interesting to not have these two in the ring together on the last Raw before Wrestlemania.
In Ring Action…..
US Champion Antonio Cesero vs Y2J
Non Title match
Y2J will be facing Fandango at Wrestlemania where Fandango will be making his WWE in ring debut. Interesting not that 2 wrestlers, Fandango and Big E Langston, will be making their in ring debut at Wrestlemania. Pretty odd. This really is a great match between Antonio and Y2J. This is like old school WCW days when Y2J would carry the middle part of Nitro with a great midcard match. Just as it is getting good Fandango dances his way on to the ramp. Fandango has a set of numbers and is holding them up as Y2J does moves scoring them like in a dance competition. Antonio hits his European Uppercut in the corner and covers for 2. This match continues like this for another 10 minutes until Y2J finally locks on the Wall of Jericho for the submission.
Winner via submission Y2J.
After the match Fandango attacks Y2J and just goes crazy. The entire time the crowd was chanting You Can’t Wrestle! Very funny.
More in Ring Action……
Funkadactels vs the Bellas
The Bellas will be teaming with Team Rhodes Scholar and facing the Funkadactels and Brodius Clay and Tensai. Fast match with the Bellas getting the win.
Finally we get The Undertaker to the ring to tell Punk what he is in for. He says Punk made it personal. So for that he will suffer. Taker says in his current state of mind the Streak may come to an end Sunday, but Punk will never live to talk about it. The Arena goes dark and out come the Druids that Taker usually has leading up to Mania. Taker does not look like he is expecting this. Out comes Paul Bearer!!! Well Paul Heyman dressed up like Paul. Taker runs up the ramp to attack him but realizes that one of the Druids is Punk. He begins to attack the Druids in hopes of finding Punk. No such luck, but Punk finds him as he unrobes and attacks Taker. Taker is laid out and Punk is attacking him with the urn filled with Paul Bearer’s ashes. He calls him Hocus Pocus and tells him to sit up. Punk opens the urn and dumps out the ashes all over Taker. Amazing. We are left with the image of Punk kneeling over Taker holding the empty urn and Taker is covered in the ashes of his Father. Wow.