WWE Raw Report CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 6/10 (Hour 3): Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw - Cena-Ryback face-off closes Raw, Kaitlyn's "secret admirer" revealed, McMahons
Jun 10, 2013 - 10:13:41 PM
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WWE Raw TV Results
June 10, 2013 - Episode #1,045
Live in Richmond, Va.
Aired on USA Network
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
Coming in the third hour - Cena-Ryback final face-off before Payback and Kaitlyn's secret admirer revealed.
Third Hour Raw Results
Back from break, WWE introduced a video package on Mark Henry, Big Show, Sgt. Slaughter, and the Bella Twins taking part in Special Olympics Connecticut events over the weekend.
In-ring: Divas champion Kaitlyn was standing by in the ring. Lawler excitedly said he's been waiting to hear about this for a long time. In the ring, Kaitlyn nervously asked for the Secret Admirer to come on out and show yourself. Suddenly, Big E. Langston's music played. Langston emerged on-stage dressed in street clothes and holding a bouquet of roses. Big E., the friend of Kaitlyn's sworn enemy, A.J. Lee, slowly walked to the ring taking deep breaths to sell the moment.
[Q11] Once Big E. hit the ring, Kaitlyn asked Langston if it's really him. Kaitlyn then accepted the roses from Big E., who then asked for the mic. Langston said he knows this is unexpected and this is hard for him, especially after what happened earlier. Big E. said people only see him as a big, bad tough guy, but he cares about more than that. "I care about you," Langston said. Kaitlyn said she doesn't get it.
Big E. said Kaitlyn has every right to be skeptical, but ever since he first laid eyes on her, she was it. Langston said he didn't know how to tell her until now. Langston then approached Kaitlyn for a kiss as Kaitlyn sold reluctance. Langston pulled back her hair, dipped her, and slowly approached her for a kiss before throwing her down to the mat.
Suddenly, A.J. Lee's music played to bring out A.J. skipping down to the ring. Lee asked Kaitlyn how she feels right now. "Worthless? Alone? Broken?" A.J. asked. Lee said that's how she felt when Kaitlyn abandoned her. She said Bryan, Punk, and Cena used her and shattered her, but her best friend was nowhere to be found because she was chasing the Divas Title. A.J. got down on the mat to get close to Kaitlyn, telling her that shattered glass can cut deep. "You're crazy!" Kaitlyn shouted back at A.J., who replied that she's smart. Lee said maybe Kaitlyn can beat here in the ring, but she can beat her in the head. A.J. said she's going to laugh as she shoves Kaitlyn all the way down from her pedestal. "You're so weak, pitiful, and just trash," A.J. said. Kaitlyn burst out in tears. It wasn't clear if it was mock tears or bad acting. (Theme of the night.)
A.J. then told Kaitlyn that the people don't give a damn about her. A.J. said the only thing Kaitlyn has going for her is the Divas Title, but come Sunday, she is going to lose. A.J. said Kaitlyn is going to run back to whatever trailer park she crawled out of. A.J. said she's going to eat junk-food out of her man-hand like a useless, unlovable cow. That was enough for Kaitlyn, who smacked A.J. in the face, tackled her, and landed right hands that sent A.J. reeling out of the ring. Ringside, A.J. cackled and sold craziness as Kaitlyn stared her down from inside the ring. A.J. then skipped away as Kaitlyn sold tears of frustration with this situation. On commentary, the announcers quietly reacted to how Kaitlyn was treated, saying that was pathetic from A.J.
PAYBACK MATCH NEWS: Kaitlyn vs. A.J. for the Divas Title set for the PPV.
[ JC REAX: At times, Raw has felt like something from mid-2000s TNA with misogyny sprinkled into the scripting of Vickie and Kaitlyn tonight. The overall segment was intense and set up Kaitlyn for revenge on A.J. at the PPV, but, at times, the writing drifted away from the Kaitlyn-A.J. issue into contempt for someone who looks like Kaitlyn. ]
Wyatts Vignette: A new vignette showed Bray Wyatt talking about solving the riddles of your mind. "We're coming," Bray concluded.
[Commercial Break at 10:37]
In-ring: Damien Sandow was introduced to the ring. Taking a page from TNA Impact having a main event sponsorship, Justin Roberts announced the following match sponsored by a Hardee's burger. On-stage, Damien Sandow silenced his music before recapping his battle with Sheamus over the past several weeks. Sandow vowed to annihilate Sheamus, much like he will to his ignoramus opponent this evening. R-Truth's music then played to bring out Truth. As Truth hit the ring, they cut to the announce table, where Lawler was staring longingly at a burger in front of him. Cole plugged the Hardee's burger, then plugged Sonic's summer promotion before the bell sounded.
8 -- DAMIEN SANDOW vs. R-TRUTH
Sandow tossed Truth out of the ring 45 seconds in, then ran Truth back-first into the ringpost. Back in the ring, Sandow continued to focus on Truth's lower back.
[Q12] Truth made a comeback as the announcers yelled at each other about the Sheamus-Sandow mind challenge bits. Truth delivered a front-face suplex, but Sandow escaped a pin attempt. Sandow then clipped Truth's left knee and executed The Silencer mid-ring. Sandow scored the pin for the win.
WINNER: Sandow at 3:22.
Post-match: Sheamus's music played, annoying Sandow. On-stage, Sheamus asked Sandow how he's doing after such a hard-fought victory on Raw. Sheamus tried to poll the crowd, which reacted with silence. Sheamus then noted Sandow has his attention after what happened on Smackdown. He vowed to kick off Sandow's head at Payback Kickoff. "See you in Chicago, fella," Sheamus offered in conclusion.
Backstage: Stephanie McMahon approached a production assistant. Steph told him that she has a message for Vince McMahon. It's business and it's urgent. She kept walking and told another P.A. to find Triple H and tell him that it's personal and it's urgent.
Video package: C.M. Punk is returning at Payback.
[Commercial Break at 10:50]
Back from break, the announcers were shown ringside recapping Stephanie's instructions to assistants before the break. Cole said both Vince and Hunter are in the building tonight for a pow-wow with Stephanie. Cole then transitioned to a quick update on Kofi Kingston, saying he will be out of action for about eight weeks after Ryback took him out on Smackdown two weeks ago. This led to a video package on Ryback's Rampage the past several weeks, complete with Scott Steiner siren.
Five minutes before the top of the hour, the Raw theme music played to bring out Vickie Guerrero and Brad Maddox. They were followed by WWE roster members - led by Sheamus and The Miz - to be lumberjacks for the final segment. Going to break, Cole noted there will be a McMahon Pow-Wow on the other side of the commercial.
[Commercial Break at 10:56]
[Q13 -- over-run] Executive Office: Raw returned from break at the top of the hour with Vince and Triple H meeting together after being lured into the same room by Stephanie. Suddenly, Stephanie screamed at them to work this out because she's tired of this. Vince and Hunter shouted at each other, then Vince told Hunter that he's so much bigger than a match with Curtis Axel. Vince said Hunter is an icon and a legend, but he wants him to be The Man. Vince said he wants Hunter to tell people to go to hell when they need to be told that and he wants to give to Hunter solid advice. Vince asked Hunter to apologize, but Hunter would not.
Vince said he will be the bigger man and put Hunter in a match against Axel next week. Hunter received the offer, but said he doesn't want the match with Axel. Vince then changed his mind that he would like to see the match now that he thinks of it. Hunter then said he doesn't want the match. Another argument picked up steam.
Steph walked in and calmed them down before asking for a group hug. A family hug since they're on the same page now. Vince said he doesn't hug other men, then they had a Bryan-Kane issue misunderstanding each other. Steph asked them to bring it in, then Hunter slapped Vince on the back. Vince returned the slap to the back before walking off. Steph then shared a moment with Hunter, who told her, "Whatever." Steph was left alone to survey her work.
Ringside: Three minutes past the top of the hour, WWE focused on lumberjacks surrounding the ring. John Cena's music then played to bring out the WWE champion for the final segment of the show. Cena quickly marched to the ring before the Scott Steiner Siren led the way for Ryback to bring his ambulance into the arena. Ryback emerged from the ambulance, then marched down to ringside as Cena paced inside the ring. But, then Ryback backed up the ramp and hit the stage.
In the ring, Cena said he knows they use big words sometimes in WWE, but it's face to face. He called Ryback a coward, prompting Ryback to respond, but Cena talked over Ryback that he needs to get his ass down to the ring. Cena said this is the opposite of what will happen in Stage 1 of their match on Sunday when 30 lumberjacks make sure Ryback doesn't run away like a coward.
The talk transitioned to Ryback's history of failed WWE Title match opportunities. Ryback started to recap how he was screwed each time, then asked Cena if it's true that he got too good, too fast, making him a threat to Cena, who then went into damage control. Ryback accused Cena of leaving him when the going got tough. Cena shouted back, asking if Ryback wanted him to hold his hand and change his diaper. Ryback told Cena that it's real original that he has jokes. Cena shouted over him that Ryback is the most genetically-gifted star in WWE, but all he does is bitch and make excuses. Cena told Ryback that his excuses won't mean anything on Sunday when The Champ walks in and walks out still The Champ.
Ryback said Cena can act tough, but his eyes are wide open. He accused "John" of being full of crap, saying he can read every move Cena makes. Ryback said The Legend of John Cena does not grow anymore, but it ends on Sunday when he puts him through a table and loads his unathletic body in that ambulance and finally becomes WWE champion. Ryback said that Cena gave him his spot eight months ago, and this Sunday, "Ryback takes your spot!"
In the ring, Cena removed his t-shirt and said he thinks that this Sunday, for one of them, "Payback's a b----." Cena tried leaving the ring, but the heel lumberjacks held him off. Ryback then stormed the ring to try to take advantage, but Cena ducked and Ryback went flying to the outside. Back in the ring, Cena and Ryback met in the middle, but lumberjacks hit the ring to try to separate them. William Regal led the face group holding back Cena while Ryback demanded that Cena be held off him. The two faced off from a distance as Raw faded out 13 minutes past the top of the hour, concluding a 10-minute final segment.
[ JC'S REAX: The writing made Cena come across the worse of the two, lazily using curse words to try to fire up the crowd and get his point across, while Ryback was more calm, waiting out Cena's rants to make his points in a heelish way, but Ryback also relied on lazy lines about Cena being "unathletic." The show-closing pullapart was good as the final image before the PPV, but the back-and-forth promo was weak and struggled to get the crowd involved three-and-a-half-hours into the TV taping. ]
FINAL THOUGHTS: Good, bad, and weird tonight. It seemed like WWE wanted to get across three things tonight: Payback, McMahon Family Drama, and whatever messages are in McMahon's mind that made him angry during the week. It came out in a variety of ways tonight, making Raw unentertaining and unproductive for business at times. ]
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