WWE Raw: No Way Out Results, Rumors, News and More for June 18

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistJune 18, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: Triple H attends a press conference to announce a major international event at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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With the WWE having a long history of making the Raw following a pay-per-view great, the hope from most fans is that tonight’s show will be much better than the card we got Sunday night at No Way Out.

For as much as I didn’t like the PPV, many fans loved it and got exactly what they wanted. The hope tonight is that everyone gets what they want and the show is amazing.

We’ll have to wait and see…


Where: Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, N.Y.

When: Monday, June 18, 9 p.m. ET

Watch: USA Network


No Way Out Results

John Cena def. Big Show in a Steel Cage Match

WWE Champion CM Punk def. Kane and Daniel Bryan in a Triple Threat Match

World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus def. Dolph Ziggler

Intercontinental Champion Christian def. Cody Rhodes

Divas Champion Layla def. Beth Phoenix

The Prime Time Players won a Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match

Sin Cara def. Hunico

Ryback def. Two local athletes in 2-on-1 Handicap Match

United States Champion Santino Marella def. Ricardo Rodriguez (Tuxedo Match)

Brodus Clay def. David Otunga


Who Will Be the New Raw GM?

With John Cena beating the Big Show, Vince McMahon fired Raw and SmackDown GM John Laurinaitis on the spot. That now leaves two open positions to fill Monday night.

Question on Everybody's Mind: Who is the next GM(s)?

With Vince McMahon, Teddy Long and Vickie Guerrero all considered top contenders to take the spot, this would be the perfect spot for the WWE to throw the fans a swerve.

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Craig Sager suits

For as much as the fans are ready to move on, Johnny Ace isn’t going out that easy. WWE.com’s article on the subject is dripping with talk that the former GM will still be there to make an impact. This could actually be exciting.

Rumor Mill: Power Ranking Possible Leaders for Raw


The WWE Title Picture

While the fans wanted a definitive answer from this storyline, the twisted love story between A.J and the trio of Kane, CM Punk and Daniel Bryan has fans interested. The WWE wants to keep people caring by dragging this out.

Question on Everybody's Mind: What’s next for this convoluted feud?

Fans always complain about how the WWE rushes all of their storylines, but they are finally doing this right. By adding depth and different moving parts, every aspect of the wrestling fanbase can like this in some way.

Hype Meter: 4 out of 5 crazy chicks

The initial feeling I was getting was that A.J. would eventually turn full heel and help Bryan against Punk, but now the feeling is that Punk and A.J. will ultimately become an item. I rather have her stay with Kane and allow Punk to remain independent.

Rumor Mill: AJ's Brilliant Crazy-Stupid-Love Angle to Continue


Brock Lesnar’s Response to Triple H

After literally allowing most of the WWE Universe to forget that Brock Lesnar was even feuding with the company, Triple H decided to just walk out on a PPV and call out Lesnar. To be honest, that’s a bit anticlimactic.

Question on Everybody's Mind: Why wait until now to remind us?

With all of the talk of Lesnar returning to the UFC to meet with Dana White, the WWE didn’t mention the superstar’s name once. That kind of publicity is not often passed on by a smart business man like Vince McMahon.

Hype Meter: 3 out of 5 playing-this-by-ears

The lack of action from the WWE during Lesnar’s time away from the company proves they have no idea what the long-term holds for the star. The former UFC Champ gave WWE dates he could work and they are working backward to build storylines around him. This may be a bigger train wreck than anyone could have expected.

Rumor Mill: Backstage Plans for Brock Lesnar-Triple H Feud, Match at SummerSlam


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