Monday, February 11, 2013

Identity Of Jack Swagger's Manager

The person who debuted tonight as Jack Swagger's manager was Dutch Mantel,a former TNA Booker, under the name Zeb Coulter.
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Live Results for WWE Raw 2/11/13

It's time for another LIVE Monday Night Raw recap, this week from Nashville and it's also the go-home show for WWE before heading to the Elimination Chamber. Rock is returning to be on the show live after being away last week, so expect to see more of a build between him and Punk. It also seems that Shield Vs. Sheamus, Ryback & Cena will be taking place in the Chamber now, so expect to see build up for that. Plus, will we see any more Hall Of Fame Inductees announced and could we be seeing a return of the Undertaker? Keep it here to find out...

As ever, we begin with a recap leading into tonight's show.

Paul Heyman is out to start, with a message saying that tonight will be the last night you see him. He says that for years, he's been pursuing his passions ahead of everything else. He says that he saw a great new talent 11 years ago and turned him into The Next Big Thing... Brock Lesnar. He then says that he also met the future of the WWE and the man who should still be WWE Champion, CM Punk. Heyman says that something bad is going to go down on not only him, but also on CM Punk. Punk needs to focus on being WWE Champ, and as Heyman has become so embroiled with Lesnar & the McMahons, he has offered his resignation from managing Punk. Heyman says his farewells and of course, the crowd is pleased.

CUE Cult Of Personality, and Punk makes his way to the ring. Punk asks him what he's doing. Heyman then explains with all the Shield, Brad Maddox and Lesnar issues. Punk says the people are inspired by him, but Heyman says 'Perseption is reality' and wants Punk to remember him as a friend, not a Martyr. Punk is hesitant, saying that the bad dream goes back to normal on Sunday when he gets his title back. Heyman is so  swayed by Punk's certainty that he reverses his resignation and they hug. Punk however has a weird looking smile on his face, kinda like a grimace as well. Could something be afoot in upcoming months? We shall wait and see...

Raw tells us now that Rock will be appearing later, but it looks like Mark Henry is heading to the ring next.

Back from break, and Great Khali is dancing in the ring with Natalya & Hornswoggle. Mark Henry makes his way out and they recap his return from last week, attacking Bryan, Sin Cara & Rey Mysterio, and his Chamber qualifying victory over Orton from Smackdown.

Match 1 - The Great Khali (w/Natalya & Hornswoggle) vs. Mark Henry
Quick squash match, Henry getting the win with the World's Strongest Slam.
WINNER - Mark Henry

Henry then pursues Hornswoggle and gives Hornswoggle the World's Strongest Slam as well. Friday's Smackdown will see Orton take on Mark Henry again.

Later tonight, Ryback, Sheamus & John Cena will be teaming up to take on 3MB in a 6-man tag match.

Back from break and Booker T and Teddy and discussing the Chamber, but are then approached by Chris Jericho. Jericho says that being a 6-time World Heavyweight Champ, he is deserving of being in the Chamber and Teddy agrees. Booker says that he needs to impress so asks him to take on a person who's already qualified for the Chamber, Daniel Bryan. Jericho then says that he'll beat Daniel Beard-an and he'll soon get a chance to become the '7 time, 7 time, 7 time' World Heavyweight Champ. CAN YOU DIG THAT... SUCKA!!!!!!!!! ... My God, I love Jericho.

Cut to Vicke Guerrero backstage, and Heyman is asking her to add a stipulation to the match. Mr McMahon then rings her and she puts him on speakerphone. Heyman starts to grovel to Vince, so Vince tells him to shut up and give him his proposal. Heyman asks for there to be a no DQ, no count-out clause to be added to the WWE Title match. Heyman says he's willing to do anything and McMahon says that paperwork needs to be put forward for it, before giving his approval to that and hangs up as Heyman tries to grovel further.

Daniel Bryan is out now, his match with Chris Jericho is up after the break.

Fandango Promo. This makes Tensai in lingerie look like Chris Jericho's light up jacket...

Speaking of Jerichio, he's now making his way down to the ring for his Chamber qualifying match.

Match 2 - Daniel Bryan vs. Chris Jericho (If Jericho wins, he is entered into the Smackdown #1 contenders Elimination Chamber match)
Nasty looking bump may have happened as Bryan jumped from the ring to Jericho by the barrier. Anyway, a great match here, with some great submissions and reversals. Jericho eventually gets the win with a not-brilliant looking Codebraker. Jericho is in the Chamber match.

The Shield will be out later talking about their match on Sunday, but up next it's 6-man tag action as 3MB take on Sheamus, Ryback & John Cena.

Back from break and 3MB are in the ring already. Sheamus makes his way out first, followed by Ryback and finally, John Cena.

Match 3 - 3MB (Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal) vs. Sheamus, Ryback & John Cena
Quick little squash match. The Big three lift up 3MB for simultaneous White Noise, Shellshock & Attitude adjustments. Jinder was pinned by Cena for the win.
WINNERS - John Cena, Ryback & Sheamus

The guys then cut a face promo ahead of their match on Sunday against The Shield.

They now do a recap of Smackdown, with Del Rio taking the wheels off and covering Big show in orange paint. Cut to earlier tonight, and Alex Riley & Yoshi Tatsu are backstage talking about Friday, before they get attacked by Big Show backstage.

Big Show is now coming out to talk about the Chamber. Matt Striker asks him a question but his response was a KO punch from Show. He then grabs the mic and says nothing. It looks like Show wants to say something, but doesn't due to the negative crowd response so he just drops the mic and leaves.

Hall Of Fame stuff now, with a reminder of Bruno Sammartino's induction from last week.

Back from break and Zack Ryder's in the ring. His opponent is going to be Jack Swagger and he's accompanied it seems by I believe, Zebekiah Coulter.

Match 4 - Zach Ryder vs. Jack Swagger (w/ Zebekiah Coulter)
Quick little match here, Swagger wins with The Patriot Act.
WINNER - Jack Swagger

Swagger introduces Coulter who says that what is wrong with America is the changing face of America. Cutting a racist promo, saying the US's borders should be protected and people not looking like a white american... so it looks as if the KKK is now on WWE, just without the white gowns. I'm really, really not sure by the approach WWE is taking with this promo. It was done well with JBL, but I think it's a bad move for Swagger.

Booker T & Teddy backstage, and Swagger is in the Chamber. Dolph, AJ & Big E. Langston approach them, unhappy that Jericho got in, so Ziggler wants in on the Chamber now. Booker says he'll give him the final spot but he'll have to beat someone else who wants in, Kane. Dolph and his crew don't look peased as they walk off.

Recap of Lesnar attacking Miz on MizTV last week. Next up, it's Miz vs. Cody Rhodes.

Back from break and Miz & Cody Rhodes is already out, and US champion Antonio Cesaro is joining Cole & Lawler on commentary. They then announce that on Wednesday's Main Event, Chris Jericho's Highlight Reel will be returning with special guest The Miz.

Match 5 - The Miz vs. Cody Rhodes
The fight goes to the outside and Cesaro tries to attack Miz, but fails. Cody then gets rolled into the ring and Cesaro attacks Miz throwing him into a ringpost, causing a DQ
WINNER by DQ - The Miz

Cesaro then proceeds to grab Miz by the legs and swings him into the ringside barrier multiple times. This looked a very brutal attack and probably hints towards an upset US title win for Miz in the near future.

Now a promo for the WWE Wrestlemania Reading Challenge.

Later tonight, Rock will be back as well as the Shield making their speech ahead of their match on Sunday.

Back from break, and Primo & Epico, with Rosa Mendes are already in the ring. The opponents will be Brodus Clay & Tensai, accompanied by the Funkadactyls.

Match 6 - Primo & Epico (w/ Rosa Mendes) vs. Brodus Clay & Tensai (w/ Naomi & Cameron)
Quick little match. Tensai pinned Epico after the Tensai backsplash.
WINNER - Brodus Clay & Tensai

Rosa looks like she isn't happy with the result but gets thrown out of the ring by the Funkadactyls.

The Shield are up next.

Shield make their way out from the crowd and cut their promo, saying that Cena has threatened the Shield and that's something you don't do. It looks as if Shield are trying to goad them out, but they say that they are not to be messed with and that they are the new generation. They try and get the faces out one more time, the lights go out and when they came back on, Sheamus, Ryback & Cena are attacking the Shield, who escape to the crowd, but the faces continue on and go into the crowd to see the Shield off out of the building.

Recap of Paul Heyman's resignation and reversal by CM Punk from earlier tonight. Rock will be appearing later tonight, if WWE and I didn't already tell you already.

Back from break and Damien Sandow is making his way to the ring, cutting a promo on Nashville and country music. Ricardo Rodriguez is then introduced, who in turn introduces Alberto Del Rio.

Match 7 - Damien Sandow vs. Alberto Del Rio (w/Ricardo Rodriguez)
Quick little match, Del Rio wins with the Cross Arm Breaker
WINNER - Alberto Del Rio

Alberto Del Rio now has a mic and is cutting a promo on Big Show ahead of their World Heavyweight championship match on Sunday.

Rock's on Raw tonight... another reminder. Wade Barrett is walking backstage ready for a match, but gets attacked by Bo Dallas. Clearly this story is set to continue over the next few weeks.

Another Fandango promo... oh wait it's Fan Dan Go... o...k.

Kofi kingston is making his way out now, with a recap of the final Raw of 2012, when Wade Barrett won the Intercontinental Championship from Kofi. Wade Barrett is now out. This match is non-title, by the way.

Match 8 - Kofi Kingston vs. Wade Barrett
Good little match here, Wade wins with a bullhammer elbow to Kofi, using the ring apron for assistance.
WINNER - Wade Barrett

Next up, Kane vs. Dolph Ziggler, with the winner getting the final place in the Chamber.

Kane is coming out now, ready for our main event. Dolph Ziggler is out next, as ever, accompanied by AJ Lee and Big E. Langston

Match 9 - Kane vs. Dolph Ziggler (w/AJ Lee & Big E. Langston) (winner gets entered into the Chamber match)
Good match here. AJ tried to cause a distraction to Kane but Ziggler accidentally knocked AJ off the apron. Dolph looked on, only to be hit with the Chokeslam. Kane wins and is in the chamber.

So it's Kane, Daniel Bryan, Jack Swagger, Mark Henry, Randy Orton & Chris Jericho competing for the number 1 contendership for the World Heavyweight Title at Wrestlemania.

Rock is coming up next.

Nice Elimination Chamber promo now.

Rock is out now and as ever, a huge pop from the crowd. He does his usual intro and tells them a little story. As a 15-year-old, he and his family moved to Nashville, and he had a regular life in school. He then talks about his time in a bar and says someone walked into a bar, no, it wasn't Jeff Jarrett, it was a crackhead, who was asking people who wanted his car. Young Rock offered the money and got the car, only to find that there was another crackhead in the car, which he kicked out. When he realised the car was a bad one, he left it in a Burger King car park. Two lessons... 1. Don't buy cars from crackheads and 2. Act like a responsible 15-year-old. He then talks about when he was 25 having his first match on the Nashville grounds. And that it was his dream to be WWE Champ.

CM Punk's music hits and he and Heyman appear on the ramp, Rock compares their embrace earlier to a scene from Twilight, and says that if Punk wants some, he should come and bring it. Punk and Heyman head towards the ring and they seemingly turn away only for Punk to head in the ring and the fight begins. Rock gets the advantage and looks set to deliver the People's Elbow, only for Heyman to interfere. Rock's unhappy about this, but then gets hit with a GTS by Punk, and he takes the WWE Title with him. Then with a mic and from the entrance ramp, Punk says that Rock may Bring It, but every time, Punk will Take It, referring to the belt. Rock looks on from the ring as Raw fades to black.

An interesting end to Raw, with a lot of things building up to a head towards Sunday's Elimination Chamber PPV. Next week, we'll no doubt see the aftermath of everything that went down then. But for now, ASHLEY OUT
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News On CM Punk's Nasty Bump From Weekend


According to WWE sources, CM Punk was definitely banged up at Saturday night's WWE live event from Springfield, Missouri when The Miz botched a suplex and nearly dropped Punk directly on his head. It's not believed that Punk suffered a concussion, but it was a nasty bump that could have aggravated some other issues Punk has been dealing with. He's expected to work tonight's RAW and for those wondering, there does not appear to be any heat on The Miz following the incident.
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News On Bruno Sammartino Film

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Talks are said to be serious between Michael Luisi of WWE Studios and the producers of the planned Bruno Sammartino feature film. No deal is in place but WWE is interested in the rights to the movie, produced by Scott Rosenfelt and written by Rosenfelt and Paul Guay. A script has been completed and covers Sammartino's life from 1943 when Nazis took over Pizaferato, Italy until 1995.