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TONIGHT: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin returns to Raw tonight; what will his role be? Will more be said in the verbal battle of The Rock vs. John Cena? What Nexus member will Randy Orton face tonight? And who will Michael Cole name as special guest referee for his Wrestlemania match with Jerry Lawler? All that and more Wrestlemania build-up on tonight’s edition of Monday Night Raw.

-WWE Open.

- A video recap of the Triple H vs. Undertaker feud thus far aired to lead off the show. Triple H’s, “if I can’t end the streak, I’ll die trying” was the final line.

- To the arena, where Undertaker’s bell tolled, and his Johnny Cash theme started up. Michael Cole spoke for the first time as Taker neared the ring. I can’t wait for the Roaddog and Billy Gunn to interrupt sometime when he mentions he’s the Last Outlaw. It was Cole and Josh Mathews at the announce table to start things tonight. Taker got the mic and said two legends, two icons will collide at ‘Mania. He said that, in the end, there can only be one last outlaw. He said many think this will be the year the streak is broken, that this is the year all the battles and injuries will catch up to him. He acknowledged those who think The Game, The King of Kings, is the one man who has what it takes to bring him down. Cheers for the mention of Hunter’s name, but boos for the idea he’d end the streak. Taker reminded Triple H what happened at the past two Wrestlemanias, mentioning that he beat Shawn Michaels. Then a video packaged aired on him beating HBK. He said that at Wrestlemania, there will be no excuses, no regrets, no disqualifications, no count-outs, and no rules. Well that was bound to happen. Taker said the match will be No Holds Barred. That certainly opens up the possibility of a tainted victory for Triple H, but they won’t end the streak that way. Taker said one thing is iron-clad, and that is the result. Taker said if the streak ends, he dies…or Trips dies trying. I thought Taker was the Dead Man and he was dead already? He finished things off by saying Hunter will rest in peace.

- John Cena responds to The Rock, saying on Twitter that the final knockout would come tonight.

- For the first time in a year, Steve Austin returns to Raw.

- A brawl was already in progress backstage between Randy Orton and Nexus. Orton was able to fend them off until Mason Ryan picked him up and drilled him back-first into a steel wall. CM Punk got in Orton’s face and said Orton will get much worse than what he gave to Mike McGillicutty last week. Orton took a swipe at Punk, but they were able to keep him at bay. Punk gave Orton the GTS, then ordered Ryan and David Otunga to pick him up and drag him to the ring. Hey, Cole used “literally” correctly!

[Commercial Break]

- Back with Nexus standing over a helpless Orton in the ring. They continued working over Orton until four referees came to Orton’s aid (including Tony Smith from FCW!). Nexus left the ring, except for Otunga, who has a match with Orton. Orton got to his feet and told the ref to ring the bell.

(1) Randy Orton vs. David Otunga – If Otunga wins, he can be in CM Punk’s corner at Wrestlemania
Otunga went to work in the corner, then went for the first pin 45 seconds in. Bodyslam by Otunga, another two-count. Raised spinebuster for a two-count. Orton was dead weight getting to his feet, but he surprised Otunga with an RKO, then picked up the win.

Winner: Orton, at 1:59. I hope this is the break-up of Nexus, because they have little-to-no credibility left.

After the match, Mason Ryan ran out and booted Orton in the face. As he picked Orton up, Orton got an RKO on him as well. Punk charged the ring, but Orton saw him, so Punk backed off. They had a stare-down with Orton in the ring and Punk at ringside. Otunga was convalescing in the ring, and Orton seemed to smell a punt coming on. He connected on it before Punk could get to the other side of the ring and save his Nexus henchman.

- And now Cole has to transition from serious commentator to heel as he said he’d reveal his special guest referee for his match against Lawler at Wrestlemania, tonight.

[Commercial Break]

- The exterior of Dallas was shown, and Cole said he’s not sure if Miz actually fired Alex Riley. Then they showed Miz’s statement on Twitter about how he’s boycotting Raw tonight.

- Christian’s music played and he came out. Oh, it’s a match! Ricardo Rodriguez introduced Alberto Del Rio. NXT Season Four runner-up Brodus Clay accompanied Del Rio to the ring. He even had a mic with him. How many people in the crowd in Dallas do you think know who Clay is? Del Rio said it’s his destiny to win the title at Wrestlemania. He said he and Christian will fight…but not tonight. If Christian wants to face Del Rio, he’ll have to beat Clay.

(2) Christian vs. Brodus Clay
Clay stepped on and over Christian once he was taken down. Killswitch, but Clay countered. Clay choked Curtis in the ropes, but Christian fired back with a right. He charged at Clay, but Clay gave him a headbutt to the chest. Couple elbowdrops for two by Clay. Clay worked the pectoral region of Christian. Christian fought out, but Clay gave him an overhead throw. Big splash missed the mark and Christian hit a second-rope dropkick. To the top he went after the first one failed to fell the big man. Dropkick off the top and Clay kicked out. Clothesline by Clay. Powerslam attempt countered by Christian. Tornado DDT by Christian for the win.

Winner: Christian, at 2:42. I was afraid they’d have Clay go over here. Clay has a future, but he’s got a ways to go.

Right after the match, Del Rio attacked Christian. He set up for the cross arm-breaker and locked it in. He finally broke the hold and he and Clay admired Del Rio’s handiwork. I like the guy in the front row whose shirt just says “heel” on it.

- They aired a portion of Rock’s promo making fun of Cena from last week. Cena’s self-professed final knockout will take place tonight.

- Also, Stone Cold Steve Austin returns this evening.

[Commercial Break]

- A vignette aired on Sin Cara, showing him performing some moves in the WWE ring (on FCW’s Alex Koslov), as well as headlines about him superimposed on the background. They also showed him putting on his mask. No word on which brand he’ll debut on, or when.

- Josh Mathews said he couldn’t wait for Sin Cara’s debut (finally saying his name correctly), and then he and Cole talked about the WWE Hall-of-Fame. The next inductee in the Class of 2011…Sunny. Kinda funny she’s going in the same year as HBK. No word on who will induct her. Maybe Trish?

- Eve came to the ring to defend her Divas Championship against Nikki Bella, and it’s next.

[Commercial Break- Including the first commercial for Tough Enough, with clips of Bill Demott berating people. Hey, that looks like Consequences Creed!]

(3) Eve Torres vs. Nikki Bella – WWE Divas Championship Match
Gail Kim was with Eve Torres to offset twin magic. Collar-and-elbow tie-up by the ladies, and Eve took Nikki down off the move. She slammed Nikki’s head into the turnbuckle a number of times, then followed it up with a hair toss. And another. Bicycle kick by Eve missed by a ton, but Nikki still sold it, God bless her. Nikki then found herself on offense, choking Eve in the ropes. Hair toss by Nikki, and Eve got good air on that one. On the house mic, Michael Cole stood on the table, asking for this match to end. He had a big announcement to make next. Cole said the fans don’t care about this match, and he can’t wait to make his announcement. Nikki went off the ropes and planted Eve face-first. He told the women to end this match to make way for the real main event. Eve slapped Nikki in the corner then hit a bottom-rope springboard enziguiri. Twin magic was pulled, but the ref caught it. Eve put Nikki back in the ring and gave her a unique swinging neckbreaker for the win.

Winner: Torres, at 3:06. It was watchable, but nothing more.

Cole got on the mic again and said, “thank God that’s over.” He then said he’d tell the world who the special guest ref is at Wrestlemania, and he’ll do it next.

[Commercial Break]

- Next week, Snooki will be the guest star of “Raw.” Great.

- Last week, Michael Cole introduced Jack Swagger as his trainer for his WM match. And Swagger beat up Lawler to boot. Cole asked for everyone’s attention. Oh wow, they had a red carpet in the ring. Cole said he’d appear in his first-ever match at WM. That’s not true. Cole said he had his contract in the ring, and the guest referee will be the one to hold up his hand after the WM match. He said he actually respects Lawler, so he’ll choose a ref who is impartial. He said he’d call the match right down the middle, so Lawler has a fighting chance. The man is a former WWE Champion, a true legend and one of the most iconic figures in WWE history. He said much like him, the ref is a legendary Texan. Cole gets the fans to cheer for Austin, then said, “you fools!” Instead, the referee is JBL. Hey, my roommate called it! JBL got out of his limo, explaining why Del Rio didn’t come out in his car tonight. He looks to be in good shape.

The two former broadcast colleagues hugged in the ring, then botched an arm-raise. JBL dissed Texas, calling it “irrelevant” and said he was in New York feeling sorry for them. He reminded fans that he was the longest-reigning champion in Smackdown history. Then he thanked everyone for their warm reception. But he said this match was more important than any of the fans. JBL said he’d go to Wrestlemania, and nobody has debuted at Wrestlemania in the main event until now (Cole had been talking about his match being the true “main event” at ‘Mania). So…Austin comes down, stuns JBL and signs the contract? JBL said he hates bullies and that it’s wrong to pick on the weak just because they can. Irony much? He called Cole a “world class athlete,” then said he’d be an impartial referee. He said he can buy everyone in the building, but no one can buy him. JBL said all the fans will save their ticket stubs as he begins his trek back to the main event of Wrestlemania. Just as he was about to sign the contract, the glass broke and Steve Austin’s music hit. The rattlesnake then came to the ring.

Boy does JBL look like a fool for not signing the contract while Austin made his way to the ring. After Austin posed on the turnbuckles, JBL gave Austin a tongue-lashing off mic. Cole hid behind JBL doing some finger wagging as well. Finally, Stunner for JBL. Austin then put on the Cowboy hat and got some Steveweisers from ringside. Cole got on the headset and said Austin ruined his night. He poured some beer on the fallen JBL, then looked at the contract. He looked to the crowd for their approval. Cole was hyperventilating on commentary. Austin said if the fans want him to sign the contract, give him a Hell Yeah. So he signed it. Austin proclaimed himself guest ref, and that’s the bottom line, because Stone Cold said so. Cole was getting ill. “Why Steve, I didn’t do anything to you?” Austin came over and shook Cole’s hand, then poured two beers over his head. He wished him good luck in his match, then shoved him down into his chair. Cole took off the headset and started walking to the back in a daze. JBL got to his feet in the ring and Austin handed him a drink. He offered a toast and JBL, like a fool, took it. They both drank and JBL got Stunned again. Cole was throwing a tantrum on the stage as Jack Swagger was out to survey things as well. “Ladies and gentlemen, that was fantastic,” said Mathews. Truer words have never been spoken. Great segment.

- More from Rock’s promo last week, where Rock addressed Cena’s original issue with him. Cena responds tonight

[Commercial Break]

- Cole and Swagger were backstage. Cole complained about his clothes being ruined, and said he hates Austin as much as he hates Lawler. Swagger told Cole to concentrate on Lawler and let him focus on Austin.

- Jerry Lawler came out. As he did, they replayed Austin signing the contract to be guest ref. Lawler said that may have been the greatest moment in television history.

(4) Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus
Sheamus wasn’t really even selling the effects of last week’s beating. They even showed him getting beat up by Hunter and then losing to Evan Bourne. Sheamus took the fight to Bryan in the corner and bealed him out. Irish Hammer for two. Dropkick by Bryan sent Sheamus to the apron, then a running dropkick sent him to the floor. Sheamus clutched his ankle in pain. HE used the announce table to help himself up. However, he couldn’t make it back in.

Winner: Bryan, via count-out, at 1:09.

Mathews said it was a bit of a quick count by the ref. Sheamus pounded on the table in anger. As Bryan left the ring, Sheamus got the mic. He said he’s been on a losing streak, but it’ll change next week, when he becomes the new United States champion. He challenged Bryan, then said he’ll quit if he doesn’t win. Ugh, not another one of these stipulations.

- HBK speaks out on Undertaker vs. Triple H. This is part two of the conversation that we saw kick off last week.

[Commercial Break]

(5) CM Punk vs. R-Truth
Quick roll-up by Truth for two. Punk fired back, showing intensity by attacking Truth in the corner. Snap mare into a cover for two. Truth came back, but Punk went for a GTS. Counter and Truth hit a heel kick for two, just shy of 2:00. Punk brought Truth’s arm down hard over the top rope, then put him down with a uranage. He continued work on the shoulder and locked in the Anaconda Vice. Truth tapped.

Winner: Punk, via submission, at 2:32. Fine win for Punk.

Punk directed Mason Ryan to attack Truth, and he did so. Big shoulderbreaker by the big man.

- Mathews and Lawler talked on-camera about Triple H’s chances against Taker. Lawler said this year, more than ever, Taker’s streak is in jeopardy. Then they sent it to the HBK video package. He talked about his history with Hunter, and how Hunter can show no remorse and no emotion, which gives him an advantage over him in taking on Undertaker.

- Vickie Guerrero walked to the ring. No music, but apparently she’ll have something to say after the break.

[Commercial Break]

- Another plug for Snooki as guest star of Raw next week.

- Vickie Guerrero said “excuse me.” Meanwhile, the sun rose today. Vickie said that because of her negotiating prowess, she introduced the newest member of the Raw roster…Dolph Ziggler. Mathews called him “a game-changer” on Raw. Just as long as he’s not a channel-changer.

(6) Dolph Ziggler vs. John Morrison
Vickie joined the commentary team for the match. She said her relationship with Dolph is now “strictly business.” Shoulder tackle by Dolph and as Morrison went in the air, Ziggler dropkicked him in the knee. That looked awkward. Morrison recovered on the outside as they went to break :32 into the match.

[Commercial Break]

Back to live action at the 3:45 mark. Ziggler had Morrison in a rear chinlock. Uh-oh, Vickie is teasing a confrontation with Snooki next week. Dear God. Morrison came back with a few clotheslines, then a heel kick. Moonlight Drive connected. Float-over into a cover, but Ziggler got his foot on the bottom rope. Ziggler gave Morrison a shot to the eye as the ref was distracted. He followed up with the Zig Zag for the pinfall victory.

Winner: Ziggler, at 5:33. I wish we could’ve gotten more of that match.

The Anonymous General Manager buzzed in as Vickie and Ziggler celebrated. Lawler read it, and they clearly showed the paper on the keyboard (though there was also stuff on the screen too). The GM said Ziggler had been hired to Raw, but not Vickie. The GM called her a polarizing figure, then said Vickie can have a job on Raw…if she wins her match next week. Against Trish Stratus. Security walked to the ring to escort Vickie out of the ring. The fans sang the Goodbye Song as Vickie attached herself to Ziggler’s leg. Finally, Vickie was taken out.

- Mathews talked about Rock’s words last week, and we saw more of his speech, specifically, Rock saying he brings it. Cena’s final knockout is next.

- A sneak peak of “The Chaperone” aired. It was a behind-the-scenes type deal with quotes from Triple H and Ariel Winter, and bonus footage that will come on the Blu-Ray release. It’s out at Wal-Mart in Blu Ray and DVD tomorrow.

[Commercial Break]

- Another clip of The Rock’s address, this time, his rap to Cena.

- Cena came to the ring. The director wants us to know that hot women love Cena. Cena said it’s true that everything is bigger in Texas. He said some people in the crowd are excited and some are angry. He knows one guy who is angry, and that’s The Rock. Pause for “Rocky” chant. Cena said Rock was kinda funny, and he imitated Rock imitating him. He did say he said something a few weeks ago that really got the Rock going, the fact that he addressed Rock in rap. So tonight, he’s going to address the Rock in hip-hop to clear everything up. Lots of boos. He rhymed about Rock not being in the arena and instead reading words off a teleprompter. Cena said after last week, the only thing Rock is beating is himself. That didn’t make much sense…what did he do last week that would cause him to do that? He then said rock was a “yabba dabba disgrace.” Rock bragging about himself made Cena want to throw up. He said if Rock’s really the People’s Champ…just show up. More props, this time a pearl necklace. Cena then had a shit-tzu photoshopped over the mic the Rock used when he returned for an interesting still image. Cena showed off the Rock’s t-shirt he brought. Only it said “I Bring It Via Satellite.” That’s pretty funny. He told Rock not to call him out, because that’s bringing a knife to a gun fight.

Cena’s music played, but out of nowhere, Miz came and belted him with the title. I like the “Hodge 4 HOF” sign. Surprised that didn’t get confiscated. Miz nailed Cena with the title again. He got the mic himself and said Cena and his buddy The Rock have disrespected him for the last time. He said every time Cena and Rock get their panties in a wad, this happens. Miz gave Cena a rap of his own, “The Rock, John Cena, Macho Man and Liz…Stone Cold and Bret Hart, they’re nothing compared to The Miz.” Miz then addressed the camera, talking to the Rock, since they haven’t been properly introduced. He called himself the star of Wrestlemania, while Rock is only the host. He told him to be the best Ryan Seacrest he can be. And if Rock has the guts to show up at Raw or WM, he’ll take Rock’s eyebrows, his 45 catchphrases, his father, grandfather, flip them sideways and stick them up Rock’s candy ass. He’s the Miz and he’s…well, first a Skull Crushing Finale for Cena, then a People’s Elbow…awesome. The show ended with the title over Miz’s shoulder, bent down looking at the injured Cena.


(edited by geemoney on 7.3.11 2313)
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I can't believe they would bury John Cena, the #1 contender for the WWE championship, in a nearly identical manner to how they buried the US champion, Daniel Bryan, last week.

I also can't believe the WWE would ride TNA's coat tails by leeching from The Jersey Shore.

Out of curiosity, I emailed Mattel's corporate email address to see what they thought about Steve Austin throwing open containers of alcohol into a crowd full of children.

I also can't help but wonder how The Rock feels about Cena once again shooting on him. Granted, The Rock's comment about Cena's t-shirts resembling breakfast cereal were also a shoot but I'm not sure they had quite the same sting to it.
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That was, uh, some knockout. Fuck's sake. Have a word with yourself. Have a word with your boy Brian Gewirtz writing you nursery rhymes and props jokes.

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Oh, sweet Jeebus! You know, just because TNA's trotting out Angelina and J-Woww doesn't mean the E needs to bring out their own Jersey Shore hooker. They know Jersey Shore's not TV-PG, right?

While it wasn't as good as the first rap, I got a big kick out of Cena's T-shirt. But nothing can top The Miz's Elbow!

I thought they'd at least give it another week before bringing Vickie Guerrero to Raw. Anyone else feel a little sorry for her, since she's now on the same show as Lawler and Cena? Let the fat jokes commence!

I have to agree with geemoney on this one. As soon as he heard Austin's music, why did JBL just stand there and not...you know...SIGN THE CONTRACT? And really, falling for the old "Drink this beer while I give you a Stunner" trick in 2011? He really isn't too bright, is he? Now that Austin inserted himself as the referee for Cole/Lawler, the payoff HAS to be JR in Lawler's corner, right? If this entire 9-month "Cole as the heel commentator" storyline ends with JR & Lawler calling the Wrestlemania main event and Cole permanently getting sent to second Jack Swagger and steer his career in the right direction, I'll consider it a win. Cole's awesome reactions showed that he needs to answer his calling of becoming a heel manager and get off commentary. And I mean, now. PLEASE get off commentary now. And don't come back to the announce table. Ever.

Whose stock has fallen more: Sheamus or R-Truth?

And then there were two. Should they even bother using the Nexus name at this point? Two guys don't make up a group, you know.

(edited by It's False on 7.3.11 2028)


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    Cena said after last week, the only thing Rock is beating is himself. That didn’t make much sense…what did he do last week that would cause him to do that?

He's intimating that Rock was enjoying sexual congress with his Little People's Champ.



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    Originally posted by It's False
    I have to agree with geemoney on this one. As soon as he heard Austin's music, why did JBL just stand there and not...you know...SIGN THE CONTRACT?


I don't think JBL or Cole feared Austin would want to be ref, just that he'd come out and raise hell and drink beer at them.
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    Originally posted by InVerse
    I can't believe they would bury John Cena, the #1 contender for the WWE championship, in a nearly identical manner to how they buried the US champion, Daniel Bryan, last week.


Or maybe;

- Makes Bryan look betetr because Cena got laid out too.

- Makes Miz looks better because he took out the US Champ and his challenger in back to back weeks.

As for the logic of Cole/JBL not signing the contract when Austin's music hit, it's the same as as "why did Cole want to make a public signing in the first place?"

The answer is hubris.

Pride goeth before the fall.

Cole is an announcer, he demands attention. he craves it. And he has a HUGE ego. Of course he wants a public signing, and of course he'll lose due to hubris.

(edited by El Nastio on 7.3.11 2341)


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I completely marked out for JBL, I'm kind of amazed. Like, marked out to the point that I was genuinely mad when Austin came out, because I knew they were going to do the same old "kick wham stunner sign your name on someone else's contract" routine to get Austin in as ref despite JBL actually being a choice that fit to the storyline without making it feel like they wanted to boost the heat with a big name. I was really into the Lawler/Cole beef, and wanted nothing more than to see Lawler ko Cole at 'mania; now I feel like the payoff (and the audiences desire) is going to be Cole getting stunnered instead of Jerry ko'ing him and getting his 'mania moment.

That said, that was an FANTASTIC segment. JBL looked to be in great shape and killed it on the mic (him calling Cole a "grizzled veteran" made me crack up), and Cole was approaching Heenan levels of temper tantrum. Get this man off the mic and into a managing spot NOW!

Cena's "hip hop" was awful. I kind of expected it to be, what with him unleashing the dread "baloney fudge and mustard" bomb. No passion, no fire, just goofy faces between lines, and one hell of an awkward attempt at a homophobic dis (offering Rock a pearl necklace doesn't make HIM look gay John, it makes YOU look gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but just sayin': in terms of homophobic dissing, that's a backfire). Miz saved the segment with that promo, but I wasn't into the use of the "Candy ass" catch phrase and the Awesome Elbow tho; Miz needs all the help he can get to not seem like an after thought, and stealing the Rock's schtick to me still keeps Rock in the spotlight ahead of him.

First time seeing Brodus Clay, and I think he has good potential as a big man; it looked like he blew up a little bit towards the end of the match, but it was nice to see a NXT guy actually work a singles match with a good worker instead of a tag match with Santino and Koslov.

Is there some unwritten law backstage that every year someone has to be saddled with a losing streak gimmick? Sorry Seamus.

Really happy to see Sunny go into the HOF. Not only was she the first Diva, but she was one great manager.

(edited by CxMorgado on 8.3.11 0001)

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If nothing else, at least this main event feud has silenced all the cries of "Man, Cena's promos stink, they should let him rap again!"



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Cena wants to give The Rock a pearl necklace now? Cena needs to turn in his Straight Card, STAT!



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Welcome home, men of the 2nd Bn, 127th Infantry, 32d "Red Arrow" Brigade, WI Army National Guard! Job well done in Iraq!

Next time I fire up my station's satellite truck, I wanna be rockin' one of those "I BRING IT VIA SATELLITE" T-shirts.

Awesome prop...HORRIBLE "hip-hop."

Oh, and good on ya, Miz.





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    Originally posted by Spaceman Spiff

      Cena said after last week, the only thing Rock is beating is himself. That didn’t make much sense…what did he do last week that would cause him to do that?

    He's intimating that Rock was enjoying sexual congress with his Little People's Champ.

I got that, but Cena said "after last week..." then the metaphor. So what happened last week that would make Rock have to beat off?

OK, I get it now after re-reading it..."the only thing the Rock is beating is himself," saying that the Rock didn't best him in a war of words at all.
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I forgot just how stunning Tammy looked in her prime.

Not only was she beautiful, she knew how to get over as a face, and how to draw heel heat when needed, too. That makes her the best Diva out of all of them, IMHO. Glad to see she'll be inducted.
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-I like Austin as much as the next guy, but damn dude, get some new material. Rock's changing things up at least.

-I like this Brodus Clay kid minus the required shitty name. He has a bit of a Vader vibe.

-Cena bombed big time. He really should've been more serious and mean to answer Rock's more serious promo last week.
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Austin throwing nearly-full beer cans into the audience would've been stupid (and maybe a little dangerous) even in the Attitude era; but now that we're in the PG era, it's just inexcusable.

If I was some 9 year old who went there to see John Cena; I'd be pissed off if any of the beer splashed on me.

For a guy who likes to drink; Austin sure does waste a lot of the stuff. I guess they think it makes for good imagry to have him drink the beer much in the same way Cookie Monster eats cookies.
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
    Originally posted by InVerse
    I can't believe they would bury John Cena, the #1 contender for the WWE championship, in a nearly identical manner to how they buried the US champion, Daniel Bryan, last week.
You mean the same John Cena who has been booked like Superman for the past several months?

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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.82
    Originally posted by PaulKTF
    Austin throwing nearly-full beer cans into the audience would've been stupid (and maybe a little dangerous) even in the Attitude era; but now that we're in the PG era, it's just inexcusable.

    If I was some 9 year old who went there to see John Cena; I'd be pissed off if any of the beer splashed on me.

    For a guy who likes to drink; Austin sure does waste a lot of the stuff. I guess they think it makes for good imagry to have him drink the beer much in the same way Cookie Monster eats cookies.
1. It's not beer, it's "Keystone Light"

2. Oh shut up.

This also applies to InVerse. "I emailed Mattel?" FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE!! You are SAVING THE CHILDREN!!

I kept hearing there were sixteen thousand, seven hundred and fnrr fnrr in attendance and maybe, what, five of them may have been exposed to some Keystone Light? More people have been hit by WrestleMania outdoor stadium pyro and THAT shit REALLY hurts....how many emails were you writing then?

They did an excellent job of keeping a tight shot on Miz and not showing the runner (although we now know that that's what they call idiot marks who rush the ring thanks to someone talking too close to an open mic, so expect that to show up in a TNA "shoot" promo next month) - from the background sound it sounded like he must have gotten pretty close to ...Cena? I guess? I'm sure there'll be an onsite report filling us in later. I didn't see it mentioned in the thread yet, so it must have REALLY been a good hide job.

I didn't pay close attention to the "Tough Enough" ad, but did notice that they only mentioned the 11:05/10:05 premiere - they still plan to air it at 8/7 after the first week, right? It will be interesting to see (1) if the first show is done to maximize interest and (2) if folks remember to follow it to the other time slot OR if they air an encore immediately following RAW as well. (Perhaps this has all been planned out and nobody's told Meltzer so he can tell us yet?)

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Nice of the commentators to get the directive that "Sin Cara" should not be pronounced as if he were a distant relative of IRENE Cara.

Nothing warms the heart like seeing fan after fan proudly regale us with tales of how they used to masturbate to Sunny, but this is 2011, and I like Vickie Guerrero. Well...I like her with longer hair. And I liked her with a bigger ass. This may mean I am not in the prime demographic for this show, but it may impress my elders to see me make that statement in public.

I should mention that the local ad break mentioned that Road Warrior Animal's book is out (with forward by Paul Ellering!) and he's doing some signings at various metro malls this weekend, including the Mall of America. I will probably stay home, but the schedule is posted at www.theroadwarrioranimal.com for MedallaGuy and JimBob Skeeter and....the other guy.

(Although I did say a lot of this on Twitter, and you can also see it on THE NEW CRZ.NET, it does me no good to just type "to read more about what I thought of this show, please go to any or all of these places that aren't this board" so apologies if you're reading all this for the second time.)

And now...sleep.

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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.00
    Originally posted by CRZ
      Originally posted by PaulKTF
      Austin throwing nearly-full beer cans into the audience would've been stupid (and maybe a little dangerous) even in the Attitude era; but now that we're in the PG era, it's just inexcusable.

      If I was some 9 year old who went there to see John Cena; I'd be pissed off if any of the beer splashed on me.

      For a guy who likes to drink; Austin sure does waste a lot of the stuff. I guess they think it makes for good imagry to have him drink the beer much in the same way Cookie Monster eats cookies.
    1. It's not beer, it's "Keystone Light"

    2. Oh shut up.




So what's the point in throwing the nearly full beer cans into the audience, then?

If you're throwing a T-shirt, it's something a fan can grab and take home as a souvenir and wear. But Austin throws a nearly full beer can into the audience, which at the very least showers the fans with the beer (and stands a pretty good chance of clocking someone in the head). What's the point in doing that? Is some fan going to take home and treasure the beer can? I doubt it.

And if you're a father taking your kid to RAW, and you and/or your kid get beer splashed on you or get knocked in the head with the can; how likely are you to want to come back the next time the WWE is in town?

It's just a stupid and thoughtless thing to do. Austin's tired old "stun everyone, and pour beer on myself" shtick is lame enough as it is without pissing off the audience they're trying to cater to with this crap.

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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.31
I think if someone got beaned in the head with an Austin beer can they'd a)probably think it was awesome and would most definitely keep the can as a souvenir and b)get a nice trip backstage to meet all those famous superstar types. But by all means continue to express faux-outrage over an "incident" which occured twice weekly back in the Attitude days of yore.

    Originally posted by CRZ
    Nothing warms the heart like seeing fan after fan proudly regale us with tales of how they used to masturbate to Sunny, but this is 2011, and I like Vickie Guerrero. Well...I like her with longer hair. And I liked her with a bigger ass. This may mean I am not in the prime demographic for this show, but it may impress my elders to see me make that statement in public.


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