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WWE RAW Results, February 25
25 Feb 2013 / By Mike Ryan
Tonight’s WWE RAW opens with a hype video for the Vince McMahon and Paul Heyman fight. The video shifts focus to John Cena,
CM Punk and The Rock’s WWE Title.
- We’re live from Dallas, Texas as Vince McMahon makes his way out to a big pop. Vince is walking
but using crutches to make it out. Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler are on commentary as Vince heads to the ring.
Vince says everyone knows he
likes to do things in a big way. He says we’re getting closer to WrestleMania so we need something big each week. Vince is ready to fight and
calls out Paul Heyman, referring to him as an “ultimate fighter.” Heyman comes out in some gear and cuts a promo on his way to the
Heyman says he’s been waiting for this fight. Heyman says Vince has portrayed him as one of the biggest wimps. Heyman knocks the
Dallas Cowboys and gets some heat. Heyman says he’s not going to take it easy on Vince. Heyman says he has watched Vince take out every other
promoter, including him, and has watched him beat the US Government but tonight, Heyman is coming for all Vince has got. Heyman slowly approaches
Vince and has a question for him. Heyman out of nowhere tackles Vince on his crutches. Heyman grabs a crutch and smacks Vince with it in his injured
hip when he stands up. Vince gets up with the other crutch and catches a swing from Heyman. Vince hits Heyman with the crutch twice and knocks him
down. Brock Lesnar’s music hits and out he comes.
Lesnar hits the ring and readies for an attack on Vince. Triple H’s music hits
and out he comes to the stage, startling Lesnar. The Game approaches the ring as Lesnar readies for a fight. Lesnar exits the ring and meets Triple h
on the floor. They go at it and get tangled up. The brawl goes around ringside as the fans pop. HHH tosses Lesnar into the steel post. Lesnar is
busted open and bleeding as Triple H sends him into the post again. Triple H charges and sends Lesnar over the barrier and into the timekeeper’s
area with a clothesline. HHH approaches with a crutch but Lesnar attacks. Lesnar with knees to the face. Lesnar slams HHH on top of the announce
table. Lesnar is really busted open and bleeding now. It looked like he hit the ring post very hard. Lesnar brings HHH back in the ring and swings a
chair but HHH nails a spinebuster. HHH with a massive chairshot to the back. Lesnar retreats as HHH’s music hits. Lesnar is checking the wound
on his head. Very intense segment there.
- Still to come tonight, The Rock vs. CM Punk. Also, The Miz will have MizTV with Alberto Del Rio and
Jack Swagger. We see Ryback heading to the ring. We go to commercial.
- Back from the commercial and we see footage of the Triple H and Brock
Lesnar brawl that just happened. Cole tells fans to Tout their thoughts on what happened.
Ryback vs. Dolph Ziggler
AJ Lee and Big E Langston are waiting in the ring as Ryback makes his way out.
Ziggler avoids Ryback and he shows off. Ziggler with a waist
lock and Ryback with a standing switch and a waist lock take down. Ryback with a forearm to the back followed by another waist lock take down. Ryback
with a third waist lock take down. Ziggler with a kick to the knee and a drop kick to the head. Ziggler gets a near fall but Ryback with a forceful
Ziggler with punches and kicks to Ryback followed by a front face lock. Ryback picks up Ziggler an pushes him away. Ryback with a
shoulder tackle and Ryback catches Ziggler on a leap frog attempt for a power slam.
Ryback sends Ziggler head first into the turnbuckles and he
chops Ziggler. Ryback with another chop and forearm to the back. Ziggler with kicks and punches. Ryback catches Ziggler on a cross body attempt and
Ryback with a new version of an Oklahoma slam but he drops Ziggler. Dolph rolls to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Ryback
has Ziggler up for a delayed vertical suplex and he finally hits it and Ziggler rolls to the floor. Ryback sends Ziggler back into the ring but
Ziggler recovers and he tries to kick Ryback but Ryback blocks the kick and he pushes Ziggler into the ring. Langston with a running body block while
the referee was not looking.
Ziggler with a near fall but Ryback with a powerful kick out. Ziggler with a drop kick to the back of the head and
another near fall. Ziggler with a front face lock and Ryback pushes him away. Ryback pushes Ziggler to the corner and he misses a charge into the
corner. Ziggler with a delayed DDT and he gets a near fall. Ryback misses a punch and Ziggler with a sleeper.
Ryback with a backpack stunner
and both men are down. Ziggler tries for a splash into the corner but Ryback move closer to Ziggler to neutralize him. Ryback tosses Ziggler into the
air and then hits a spinebuster. Ryback avoids Langston’s interference while AJ distracts the referee. Ziggler tries for a sleeper but Ryback
avoids it and then he hits another spinebuster followed by the marching muscle buster and he gets the three count.
- We get the trailer for WWE Studios’ The Call.
- We go to the ring and out comes CM Punk by himself. Back to
In the Arena:
We are back and CM Punk is now in the ring. He says tonight on live television, the world witnesses
history. Those fortunate enough to be here live, it is a night that you will talk to your grandchildren about. A story has been told for years leading
up to this moment. Tonight, you see the end of that story as well as the beginning.
There are some who would make you think that tonight is
about an epic match between John Cena and CM Punk. Tonight is not about a match. Tonight is not about John Cena. Tonight is not about The Rock. Punk
says that he could point at the sign and say that this is about Wrestlemania but it is not even about Wrestlemania. Tonight is not even about the
people. As near and dear as the WWE Championship is to him, it is not about that championship.
Tonight is about the future and that is more
important than the WWE Title, Wrestlemania, and the Rock. Tonight is about CM Punk. Tonight is about the single most important superstar of this era
and eras past. It is about him taking his place at the Showcase of the Immortals in the main event.
Punk says that he has held his precious WWE
Title longer than anyone in decades. He has beaten John Cena more times that he can remember. He has pinned the Rock not once, but twice in four
weeks. He is the best in the world. He is the best in the world. The best in the world earns the right to go into the main event of Wrestlemania. He
is not a superstar. He is an icon who walks among Superstars.
He tells us that we are watching greatness on two feet. Punk says that he is
immortal and the greatest of all time. He is an icon, a legend, and the best. In this world that everyone inhabits, he is God.
- We get the
announcement and video for Donald Trump’s 2013 Hall of Fame induction.
- Mark Henry and Great Khali walk in the back and if John
Layfield was here, he would say that we are watching Godzilla and King King walking in the back. We go to commercial.
Mark Henry vs. The
Back from the break and both men are in the ring. They start going at it. Henry runs into a big boot. Khali unloads with chops
in the corner. Khali with more chops to the chest. Khali drops Henry with a big overhead chop. Henry rolls to the floor and Khali follows. Henry makes
a comeback and rolls Khali back in the ring. Henry with a splash in the corner. Henry nails the World’s Strongest Slam for the
Winner: Mark Henry
- It is time to take a look at the Marine 3: Homefront starring The Miz, coming to DVD and
- Miz makes his way to the ring for MizTV as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and we get a
vignette for Fandango. Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter are waiting in the ring with The Miz as World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio comes out with
Ricardo Rodriguez. Del Rio looks upset. Miz says we’re cutting right to the chase tonight. He introduces everyone. Pops for Ricardo and Del Rio.
Miz says Swagger and Zeb have been engulfed in controversy this past week. Zeb says he was looking forward to talking to Glenn Beck but he chickened
out. Zeb addresses Del Rio. Zeb says we have a problem in this country – 11 million undocumented workers. Zeb calls them illegals. Zeb brings up
amnesty for those 11 million illegals and says real Americans already have a tough time finding work. Zeb says those people sneak across our border to
take our jobs and medical services. Zeb says Del Rio’s people drain us. Miz wants to hear what Del Rio has to say. Miz asks Del Rio how hard it
is to get citizenship in Mexico. Zeb says it takes 10 years to be a citizen of Mexico because of corruption. Zeb brings up the fact that foreigners
can’t own property in Mexico. Zeb asks what is wrong with Del Rio and his people. Del Rio says not to disrespect his people. Zeb tells Del Rio
to listen when he talks.
Zeb says this isn’t personal. He says Del Rio encourages his people to sneak across our border in pursuit of the
dream. Zeb says the ones that fail conveniently forget to leave our country. Zeb says he won’t stand around and let it happen. Zeb says those
people are criminals. Del Rio and Zeb argue. Del Rio says his time to talk is over and he needs to shut up. Del Rio says America is the greatest
country on Earth because it belongs to everyone. Del Rio says he is just like everyone else. Del Rio says Zeb and Swagger can’t come and hide
behind the constitution. Del Rio says he doesn’t like bullies. He says if they have a problem with him and have the balls to do it, then make
them leave now. Del Rio drops the mic and takes off his coat. Swagger takes the mic and says we will see Del Rio at WrestleMania. Swagger yells
“we the people” and slams the mic down. Swagger and Zeb leave the ring as Del Rio looks on.
- Still to come, CM Punk vs. John Cena.
We see Randy Orton walking to the ring. Back to commercial.
- We are back and we see footage from the RawActive App when Zeb Colter confronted
Miz about his biased journalism only to be a trap for Swagger to attack Miz.
Antonio Cesaro vs. Randy Orton
They lock up and
Cesaro with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. They lock up again and Cesaro with a side head lock. Orton with a back elbow to Cesaro followed by
an Exploder suplex for a near fall. Cesaro and Orton go back and forth with European uppercuts but Cesaro with a kick and a European uppercut to the
back of the head followed by a dead lift side salto for a near fall.
Cesaro with a knee to the back and a slap to the back of the head. Cesaro
with a reverse chin lock. Orton with elbows but Cesaro with a knee and European uppercuts. Cesaro with an Irish whip but Orton with a clothesline.
Orton with another clothesline and he avoids a clothesline from Cesaro. Orton with a power slam and then Orton looks around while Cesaro goes to the
Cesaro drops Orton on the top rope but Orton with a back breaker. Cesaro with a knee and then he goes to the turnbuckles for a European
uppercut but Orton counters with an RKO for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
Daniel Bryan and Kane
are in the back on the monitor and Bryan says that Orton is impressive. He tells Kane to let bygones be bygones. Kane reminds Bryan that they need to
be together because they face the Prime Time Players. Bryan tells Kane to stay in the corner and he says that he can beat them blindfolded. Kane says
that he can beat them with one arm tied behind his back.
Brad and Vickie enter and Brad Maddox says that they would like to see what they were
talking about. Brad says that Kane will have an arm tied behind his back while Vickie tells Bryan that he will be blindfolded.
- Since the
Academy Awards were last night, it is time to take the A Few Good Men parody out of mothballs. We go to commercial.
Sheamus was introduced for an Oscar Snubs segment. Sheamus, dressed in a tuxedo, marched to the ring as Cole and Lawler debated Seth
MacFarlane's performance as Oscars host. Once in the ring, Sheamus stepped up to a microphone positioned center-ring. Sheamus said he watched a
recording of the Oscars last night after driving to Dallas for Raw. He said he didn't like what he saw last night because they over-looked one of the
greatest actors of the 21st Century...Wade Barrett.
Sheamus said Barrett really is that talented. Then, Sheamus fed to a video preview for
"Dead Man Down." Two things here. WWE is going to cause the WWE TV audience to regurgitate the blatant movie hype, but there is also a separate
marketing promotion airing during non-WWE programming that makes it look like WWE has nothing to do with the movie, which could lead to decent
business since a lot of moviegoers won't know they're seeing a WWE-produced movie.
Back live, Sheamus asked for a second clip to play. It was
of Wade Barrett standing in the background. "He's so inspiring," Sheamus said. "He's so, so, out of focus." Sheamus then evaluated Barrett's
facials conveying his emotions. He said he sat there watching the movie just waiting for Barrett to say something, but he just sat there trying so
hard to do...nothing.
Wade Barrett's music interrupted to bring out the IC champion. He said Sheamus is so envious right now. Barrett said
Sheamus can make his jokes and "these idiots" will laugh it up, but Sheamus is just jealous that he's about to become a global movie star. Barrett
said tomorrow night, he won't need a fake red-carpet in the ring, but he will be walking the real thing tomorrow night at the "Dead Man Down"
premiere. Meanwhile, Sheamus will be returning his rented tux and drowning his sorrows in a sleazy Irish bar.
Sheamus responded with a jab to
try to set up a fight, but Barrett dipped out of the ring. Barrett said he has a big premiere to get ready for tomorrow night. Barrett smirked and
slowly backed up the entrance ramp before Sheamus posed in the ring.
- Still to come, Punk vs. Cena. Also, The Shield will deliver a message.
Back to commercial.
Cody Rhodes vs. R-Truth
They lock up and Truth with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Truth shimmies
with Cody and punches Rhodes. Truth with an Irish whip but Cody with an elbow. Cody with a kick and he backs Truth into the corner and goes after
Truth’s injured knee. Cody kicks Truth in the leg and he punches him.
Cody with a gourdbuster but Truth with punches to Cody. Cody with a
punch and he chokes Truth in the ropes. Cody punches Truth in the midsection. Cody with a snap mare and a full nelson. Truth punches Cody but Cody
with a kick and Little Jimmy for the three count.
Winner: R Truth
After the match, Sandow tries to attack Truth but Truth sees it
coming and he takes care of Damien.
- It is time to take a look at another Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger YouTube video. We go to
Darren Young and Titus O’Neil vs. Daniel Bryan (with a hood) and Kane (with his arm tied behind his back)
and Kane argue over who starts and Bryan wants to begin. He starts off with Titus. Bryan goes for the referee and tries to apply the No Lock. Bryan
apologizes. Titus blows his whistle to try to get Bryan’s attention. Titus with a forearm to the back and then he barks. Titus with a slam and
he says that he is going to entertain.
Young tags in and he hits a Northern Lights suplex for a near fall. Titus tags back in and he kicks
Bryan. Titus sends Bryan into the turnbuckles and he slams Bryan. Titus misses an elbow drop and Bryan rolls to the floor. Bryan with a forearm to
Kane on the floor when Kane tries to help Bryan get up.
Bryan returns to the ring but he trips on the ropes. Bryan moves when Young charges
into the corner. Kane tries to get Bryan to come to the corner. Kane tags in and he punches Young. Kane moves when Young tries for a splash. Kane with
two clotheslines to Young followed by a running back elbow. Kane tries for the choke slam and he kicks Titus who tries to interfere. Young with kicks
but Kane with a choke slam for the three count.
Winners: Kane and Daniel Bryan
After the match, Bryan trips falling into the ring
and the hood is removed. Bryan takes his title belt back and they celebrate in the ring.
- Still to come, a message from The Shield. Back to
- Back from the break and we see what happened with Triple H and Brock Lesnar earlier.
In the Arena:
Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns make their way through the crowd and down to the ring.
Dean Ambrose says that it has to get worse
before it can get better. It will get a lot worse. There will no peace until there is justice and honor. They are the most efficient and effective
unit in history. That means that there are people in the back who are uncomfortable. You can create whatever super team you want, but you won’t
Roman says that they will fight any challenge and they will win each time. If you don’t believe in the shield, justice will
hunt you down and turn your bones to dust.
Seth says that at TLC, they defeated Hell No and the Neanderthal Ryack. At Elimination Chamber, they
did what no one on planet Earth thought they would do. They solved the John Cena problem. They defeated the Superhero Squad of John Cena, Sheamus, and
Ryback. Then they took care of that wannabe rock star Chris Jericho last week. They have dropped everyone who has come before them.
anyone who wants to step up to them?
Sheamus comes out and he is dressed to fight. He says that if they want a fight tonight, why not come up
and fight him? He wants to know if they have the stones.
Reigns and Ambrose go up the ramp while Rollins stays in the ring and Randy Orton
comes through the crowd and he gives Rollins and RKO before retreating into the crowd and posing. We go to commercial.
The Miz vs. Jack
Back from the break and Jack Swagger is out with Zeb Colter. Out next comes The Miz. Miz with offense early on. Swagger gets dumped
over the top and out to the floor. Swagger tries to come in but Miz kicks him back to the floor. Miz comes off the apron but Swagger slams him hard on
the floor. We see Del Rio and Ricardo watching backstage. Swagger brings it back in the ring and works Miz over.
Swagger keeps control and
works on the leg of The Miz. Swagger hits the Swagger Bomb for another 2 count. Miz makes a comeback and hits the neckbreaker. Swagger catches Miz and
dumps him on his head for another pin attempt. Miz makes another comeback and hits the clothesline in the corner. Miz goes to the top with an ax
handle shot for a 2 count. Miz goes for a kick to the face but Swagger catches him. Miz counters and rolls Swagger up for 2. Swagger blocks the DDT
and shoves Miz back, getting his leg tangled up in the ropes. Swagger goes after the leg and takes Miz back down. Swagger applies the Patriot Act for
Winner: Jack Swagger
- We take a look at the unveiling of the new WWE Title Belt. We go to commercial.
- We get
a Tout video from Triple H and see what happened earlier with Brock Lesnar. We see some fan Tout videos also discussing the
Josh Mathews is with John Cena in the interview area. Cena says that there is a buzz in the air. We are
moments from Thunderdome in Dallas. Two men enter and one man leaves with the chance at immortality as the winner will get their ticket to
Wrestlemania. CM Punk says that Cena cannot win. He says that Punk told him that he made the wrong decision. CM Punk talked about the 434 days he was
champion, but Cena held it for 380 and he has been to the mountain top ten times. There will be no excuses and no second place. Cena says that he
asked for this match because he wants to prove that John Cena is back. He says that if you believe in hustle, loyalty, and respect your time is
- In case you are looking for something to watch tomorrow night, Chris Jericho hosts Robot Combat League on Syfy. We have footage. We go
- Back from the break and we see a clip of The Undertaker’s entrance from Saturday night’s live event in Waco.
Lawler talks about the speculation that comes this time of the year about Taker returning for WrestleMania.
#1 Contender’s Match
Punk vs. John Cena
We go to the ring and out first comes CM Punk. The winner of this one will face WWE Champion The Rock at WrestleMania
29. Out next comes John Cena.
Punk kicks Cena away before locking up. They finally lock up and they try to get the advantage. Punk with a
waist lock and side head lock take down. Cena gets Punk down to a knee and Cena with a snap mare but Punk escapes a side head lock. Cena with a snap
mare and Punk gets to the ropes and he releases the hold.
They lock up and Cena with a side head lock take down. Punk with a side head lock
take down of his own. Cena with a hip toss and Punk goes to the floor to stop Cena from hitting any of his offense on Punk. We go to commercial.
We are back and Cena with a back body drop followed by a kick and suplex but he misses a charge into the corner when Punk moves. Punk gets a
near fall and then he connects with elbows to the back of the head. Punk with a neck breaker and he gets a near fall. Punk with a figure four head
scissors. Cena gets to his feet while Punk maintains the hold and Cena with an Electric Chair drop.
Cena with a bulldog and he gets a near
fall. Cena with a front face lock and a side head lock for a near fall. Punk with a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Punk with a reverse chin lock
on Cena. Cena with elbows to Punk and a kick to the knee. Cena with punches but Punk with a kick. Cena with a flying shoulder tackle. Punk knows that
a second one is coming and Punk ducks and Cena goes to the floor.
Punk with a suicide dive and both men are down as we go to commercial.
We are back and Punk with an abdominal stretch on Cena but Cena with a hip toss to escape. We see footage from the commercial break when Punk
hit a DDT to counter an Attitude Adjustment. Cena with two flying shoulder tackles but Punk counters the Blue Thunder Bomb with the Anaconda Vise.
Cena gets a near fall with a rollup. Punk with a neck breaker for a near fall.
Punk signals for the Go To Sleep but Cena counters with an STF
attempt. Punk with a springboard clothesline for a near fall. Punk tries for the springboard clothesline but Cena moves out of the way and Cena
applies the STF. Punk is able to get out of the hold and he counters into the Anaconda Vise. Cena with a Crippler Crossface. Punk with a counter into
a rollup for a near fall.
Both men struggle to get back to their feet. Cena with a punch and Punk with a punch of his own. They go back and
forth with punches, kicks, and forearms and Cena with the advantage until Punk hits a back heel kick. Cena hits the Blue Thunder Bomb and Punk kicks
Cena when he tries for the Five Knuckle Shuffle.
Cena counters the Go To Sleep with a sunset flip but Punk does not go over and he gets a near
fall. Punk with a knee in the corner and he tries for the bulldog but Cena blocks it and he hits the Blue Thunder Bomb. Cena with the Five Knuckle
Shuffle and he tries for the Attitude Adjustment. Punk tries for the Go To Sleep but Cena escapes and hits a Power Bomb but he can only get a two
Cena goes up top but Punk punches Cena and chops him. They fight on the turnbuckles and Cena with a head butt that sends Punk to the
mat. Cena with a leg drop to the back of the head but he can only get a two count.
Punk with a round kick to the head and Cena falls into the
corner. Punk with the running knee into the corner but Cena is able to get a near fall after an Attitude Adjustment. Punk rolls to the floor. Punk
sends Cena into the ring post and he continues his count while Cena fights to get back into he ring at the last moment.
Punk with the Go To
Sleep and he connects but Cena kicks out at two. Punk with a front face lock and he gets Cena to his shoulders again and Cena counters with an STF.
Punk tries to get to the ropes to avoid tapping out and he crawls to the ropes and he gets there.
Punk with a kick to the knee and he hits a
piledriver but Cena kicks out. Punk covers Cena again but Cena kicks out. He tries for a third cover and Cena kicks out. Cena goes up top for the
elbow drop but Cena moves. Cena with a rana followed by an Attitude Adjustment for the three count.
Winner and New #1 Contender: John
- After the match, Cena celebrates as we go to replays. We get a graphic for Cena vs. Rock II at WrestleMania 29. Cena heads up the
ramp and poses as RAW goes off the air.
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