WWE Raw Report CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 5/13 (Hour 2): Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw - Team Cena vs. The Shield elimination match, Henry-Sheamus, more PPV matches
May 13, 2013 - 9:10:12 PM
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WWE Raw TV Results
May 13, 2013 - Episode #1,041
Live in Tulsa, Okla.
Aired on USA Network
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
Back live two minutes before the top of the hour, Mark Henry was standing by in the ring. The announcers plugged Henry vs. Sheamus at Extreme Rules, then Cole fed to a video package from June 2004 when JBL and Eddie Guerrero faced off in a bullrope match to demonstrate the match format.
[Q5 -- second hour]
Josh Mathews was in the ring with Mark Henry to get Henry's thoughts on the strap match. But, first, another video package. This time, Henry assaulting Sheamus with a strap last Monday on Raw. Back in the ring, Henry vowed to drag Sheamus's carcass around the ring. Then, Henry introduced video from Smackdown when he dragged trucks across a yellow line.
Back in the ring, Mathews asked Henry how that power will propel him to victory at the PPV on Sunday. Henry said he can do better than that, then asked Mathews to put the strap on. "I said put it on!" Henry shouted. Mathews, intimidated, put the strap on to attach himself to Henry, who then shoved down Mathews. Henry followed with a demonstration of touching each corner, which Cole just did on commentary. Henry hit all four corners as Mathews writhed around on the mat. Henry then untied Mathews, who scrambled out of the ring.
Henry said he's feeling generous, so why wait until Extreme Rules? Henry called out Sheamus to get some, but no sign of Sheamus. Henry began talking trash, but Sheamus's music interrupted. Sheamus came out on-stage and insulted Henry's intelligence, so Henry told Sheamus to come on down to the ring if he's feeling him tonight. On-stage, Sheamus said Henry is awfully tough standing in the ring with a strap. Henry laughed to himself and called Sheamus a coward.
Sheamus said Henry talked him into a fight, then he marched down the ring. Sheamus told Henry to "back his back arse up" so he can get in the ring, then Sheamus said he remembers leaving a present under the ring. Sheamus grabbed his own strap, then hit the ring. The two men started strapping each other, then Henry bailed from the ring to escape Sheamus, who stood tall in the ring. Henry teased running back into the ring, but opted to head to the back, leaving Sheamus to celebrate in the ring.
Still to come: Triple H and Brock Lesnar go face-to-face. But, first, a look back to January 2013 when Vince McMahon tried to fire Paul Heyman, but Brock Lesnar returned and destroyed McMahon.
Up Next: Randy Orton is in action. Cole then plugged the next WWE Studios release, "12 Rounds 2," starring Orton. Cole then fed to the trailer for the movie.
Earlier Tonight: Fandango destroyed Chris Jericho after ambushing Jericho during their dance-off segment. This Sunday, they go one-on-one.
In-ring: Antonio Cesaro was standing by in the ring. Randy Orton was then introduced to a loud reaction to face Cesaro in yet another singles match-up between the two. Cole referenced their most-recent re-match last Wednesday on Main Event before plugging Orton against Big Show in an Extreme Rules match on Sunday.
4 -- RANDY ORTON vs. ANTONIO CESARO
As the match started, WWE introduced an in-screen App video of Matt Striker attempting to interview Big Show in the locker room. Paging Andrew Green. In the ring, Orton quickly snapped off a powerslam before stalking Cesaro for the second-rope DDT, but Cesaro countered with a roll-up for a two count. That was it for Cesaro, as Orton suddenly struck with the RKO. Orton covered Cesaro for the win.
WINNER: Orton at 3:10.
Still to come: Hunter-Lesnar face-to-face and Team Cena vs. The Shield in an elimination six-man tag match.
In-ring: And now for something different with the blow-out Heat-Bulls Playoffs game ending, 3MB was in the ring pretending to play air-guitars. The Miz's music then played to bring out Miz, who has been off TV for a month. Cole and Co. hyped Miz filming another movie and returning to Raw tonight. Before the bell sounded, Cole announced Miz vs. Cody Rhodes on the Extreme Rules pre-show.
5 -- THE MIZ vs. HEATH SLATER (w/Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre)
Early on, Lawler had to wake up JBL on commentary by asking if he likes Slater. Miz with the Reality Check, then Lawler offered his Musical Joke of the Week, annoying Cole. Meanwhile, WWE ran some pro-heel tweets on a lower-third crawler. As Miz built momentum and made his comeback, another App Insert video played showing IC champion Wade Barrett talking in the locker room.
The announcers snorted to withhold laughter about some sort of joke between the three of them, then Miz chucked Slater off the top rope onto the other two 3MB members on the outside. Back in the ring, Miz kicked Slater at the knees to set up for and execute the figure-four leglock. Slater quickly tapped out.
WINNER: Miz via submission at 4:13. Fine return for Miz, but the entire segment was another trainwreck that's becoming bad for business. Too much going on during the matches.
[Q7] Video Package: WWE Divas went to D.C. to support the Susan G. Komen organization. The video focused on Layla, Alicia Fox, and breast-cancer survivors.
Up Next: Team Cena vs. The Shield in a six-man tag elimination match.
February 2013: Vince McMahon wanted to fight Paul Heyman, but Lesnar interrupted, then Triple H attacked Lesnar to set up their WrestleMania match.
Still to come tonight: Lesnar and Hunter go face-to-face. Cole then re-plugged WWE's App and the Poll of the Week on who should face Big E. Langston tonight.
In-ring: Justin Roberts gave a formal ring introduction for the elimination six-man tag match climaxing Act II of the show. Out first were WWE tag champs Daniel Bryan and Kane. As the tag champs were introduced, Cole announced Kane & Bryan vs. Reigns & Rollins in a Texas Tornado match for the Tag Titles at Extreme Rules.
John Cena's music then played to bring out the WWE champion. Cole said Cena's ankle is getting better, then Cole noted Cena has never lost at Extreme Rules. JBL questioned the true condition of Cena's ankle, then Shield's music played to bring out Ambrose, Reigns, and Rollins from separate portions of the arena. As Shield hit the ringside area, Cole plugged Kane vs. Seth Rollins this Wednesday on Main Event. The bell sounded 18 minutes before the top of the hour.
6 -- WWE champion JOHN CENA & WWE tag champions DANIEL BRYAN & KANE vs. THE SHIELD (DEAN AMBROSE & SETH ROLLINS & ROMAN REIGNS) -- six-man elimination tag match
As the match started, Cole painted an ominous picture of what would happen if Ambrose won the U.S. Title and if Reigns & Rollins won the Tag Titles on Sunday. Cena entered the match two minutes in, then took control as Raw cut to break.
[Q8] [Commercial Break]
Back from break, it was "still six-on-six," according to Cole. "Three-on-three," Lawler corrected, ensuring the home-viewing audience that six wrestlers were not added to the match on the App. It's becoming more apparent that Cole is being fed too much information during these three-hour shows, affecting his announcing. Speaking of the App, Cole introduced an in-screen video of Matt Striker talking to Ryback in the locker room.
In the ring, Shield dominated D-Bryan, but they couldn't put him away for the first elimination. Kane then tagged into the match and clotheslined Ambrose before delivering a sidewalk slam. DDT resulted in a nearfall. Kane then climbed to the top rope and clotheslined Ambrose. He wanted a Chokeslam, but Rollins hit the ring, so Kane shoved both men over the top rope to the floor. Kane then punched Reigns off the ring apron, prompting the announcers to declare that this could be the night Shield loses.
On the outside, Kane dismantled Shield members, then cleared the announce table. The ref told Kane not to do it, then Kane smashed Shield with the announce table lid, drawing a DQ. Raw then cut to break with Kane forced to leave ringside.
*** Kane DQ'ed and eliminated at 12:05 ***
Back from break, Shield was taking apart Cena in their corner. Rollins then came off the top rope with a boot to Cena's face for a two count. Shield continued the attack leading to the top of the hour.
[Q9 -- third hour] Cena hot-tagged Bryan, who proceeded to double-dropkick Reigns and Ambrose off the ring apron before targeting Rollins. Bryan then flew through the ropes with a suicide dive to Reigns. Bryan quickly jumped back into the ring to smash Rollins with a top-rope missile dropkick, popping the crowd. Bryan covered Rollins, but Rollins kicked out just before three for the first great nearfall of the night.
Bryan followed up with monster kick strikes to Rollins, then wanted the No! Lock, but Rollins fought to his feet to block. Ambrose then tagged in, but Bryan caught a kick to the face from Rollins. Ambrose followed with his finisher to eliminate Bryan.
*** Bryan eliminated by Ambrose at 19:55 ***
Cena, now facing a stacked deck, was left alone in the ring as Cole said Ryback must be licking his chops right now. As Cena recovered before entering the ring, Cena motioned to the crowd with his eyes to draw support. Cena then hit the ring and was quickly beat down by Ambrose and Reigns. But, Cena made The Comeback on Rollins. Chaos, then Cena dropped Rollins with the AA. JBL said Rollins has never been pinned, then Cena pinned Rollins.
*** Rollins eliminated by Cena at 21:52 ***
After the elimination, Reigns argued with the ref, then speared Cena. The ref DQ'ed Reigns for his illegal activity, then Reigns trash-talked the ref on the way out of the ring.
*** Reigns DQ'ed at 22:12 ***
Ambrose crawled back into the ring and covered Cena, who kicked out of a pin attempt. Cole said it's one-on-one now with Shield's unbeaten record on the line. As Ambrose trash-talked Cena, Cena sprung to life and slapped on the STF. But, Shield hit the ring and attacked Cena, drawing a DQ. So, there's Shield's first six-man tag loss.
WINNER: Cena via DQ at 23:18.
Post-match, Shield quickly tried to cover for the end of their streak by destroying Cena and hitting him with the Triple Powerbomb. Big boos for Shield, who then stood tall over a fallen Cena. After Shield left, Ryback's music played to bring out the #1 contender to the WWE Title.
Ryback hit the ring and looked down at a fallen Cena while audible "Goldberg" chants were heard. Ryback then left the ring and shook his head. But, Ryback stopped and went under the ring to grab a chair. Ryback measured Cena's ankle and popped it with the chair, drawing shrieks from the kids in the crowd. "Ryback Rules!" Ryback shouted to the hard camera before leaving as Cena clutched his ankle in the ring. WWE replayed the chair shot to the ankle, then went to a live shot of refs checking on Cena, who sold being unable to put weight on his ankle.
Announcers: Cole, Lawler, and JBL reset the show before plugging the WWE App poll results up next to determine who faces Big E. Langston tonight.
Still to come: Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H confrontation. Leading to break, WWE replayed footage of their match at WrestleMania on April 7.
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