WWE Raw Live Results, Reaction and Analysis: Post-WrestleMania 29 Show
Welcome to the Bleacher Report live Raw coverage for the post-WrestleMania show.
WrestleMania 29 has come and gone, and now it's time to start looking at new feuds and angles.
John Cena was victorious against The Rock on Sunday, which will be one of the big stories coming out of WrestleMania.
The night after Raw usually has some pretty good surprises. We could possibly see a return or even a title change hands. Whatever happens, expect to see the start of the build toward Extreme Rules.
How will Cena celebrate his WWE title win?
Will Dolph Ziggler finally cash in his briefcase?
Will The Rock, Brock Lesnar or The Undertaker make an appearance?
How will CM Punk handle his loss to The Undertaker?
Make sure to bookmark this page and come back tonight at the start of Raw for answers to these questions and much more while we cover all the action as it happens.
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I am rewatching Ziggler cash in and win on my DVR. What an awesome Monday Night Raw. Ziggler better get a real title reign and not some BS where he loses it on SmackDown.
BREAKING NEWS: New Jersey crowd announced as 2014 Hall of Fame inductee#Wrestlezone— WrestleZone.com (@WRESTLEZONEcom) April 9, 2013
I think I enjoyed tonight more than I enjoyed WrestleMania. Barrett and Ziggler winning titles was awesome, but Ziggler really stole the show.
I would say that WWE is in no danger of the post-WrestleMania slump if they continue on this course.
Watch both title changes from tonight right here!
Henry comes in and hits Cena with a WSS after the match is over and then he grabs the WWE title and holds it up.
Ryback's music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Ryback gets in the ring and they starts trading shots. A Goldberg chant starts up as Ryback hits a spinebuster.
He gets a Feed me More chant going before he walk over to Cena. He puts out his hand and helps him up, to the dismay of the crowd.
Ryback gets another chant going while Cena looks at him a little confused. Ryback takes out Cena with a huge Meat Hook and then picks him up for Shell Shocked.
I guess this is how they send the crowd home happy. Ryback picks up the WWE title and stands tall with the crowd chanting Feed me More as the show goes off the air.
John Cena vs. Mark Henry
The main event is up after the break. Henry is out first and he gets what I can only call the babyface response between him and Cena.
Cena gets a pretty negative response, but not as loud as I would have expected. RTIME=NOW doesn't really mean anything, but it might sell some shirts.
The bell rings and Cena circles Henry. He avoids a lock up and does a little dance. He avoids another shot, but he ends up running into Henry and going right down.
Henry starts stomping on him in the corner. Henry talks some trash while he beats Cena down in the corner. Henry takes Cena outside the ring and clears off the announce table.
Cena breaks out of the World's Strongest Sla,, but Henry runs him into the ring post. Cena returns the favor and runs Henry into the steel steps.
Cena beats the count and Henry gets counted out.
Winner: John Cena
The crowd does not seem happy about this.
Rhodes Scholars and Bellas vs. Tons of Funk and Funkadactyls
The tear away zuit suit releases the awesome power of Sweet T! #raw— Kaitlyn (@KaitlynWWE) April 9, 2013
Clay and Tensai are wearing gold chains and pin-striped suits. We come back from the break to see Rhodes tagging in and Naomi taking him down with a headscissors.
Sandow comes in and beats on Tensai a bit before hitting the Elbow of Disdain. I like how Sandow has white trunks and pink elbow and knee pads tonight.
Tensai suplexes Sandow and then tags in Clay. Clay and Tensai ending up sandwiching Sandow and Clay gets the pin and the win.
Winners: Tons of Funk and the Funkadactyls
Congratulations to my baby Ziggy @heelziggler . No one works harder or deserves it more. No one. I'm so happy right now.— A.J. (@WWEAJLee) April 9, 2013
After the break we see some stills from the Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H match from WrestleMania 29. Triple H got some X-Rays after the match.
Paul Heyman is with Josh Mathews. JM says he must be upset about last night. Heyman says he wants to look at things from a positive perspective.
He says Lesnar smashed HBK in the face and Triple H's arm. He says Brock Lesnar wants a fight tonight.
Then he moves to the CM Punk match. He says CM Punk should be the one to say how he feels, next week on Raw.
We go back to the ring and Rhodes Scholars come out for the next match that was cut from WrestleMania.
Fandango vs. Kofi Kingston
This could end being a great match. Both guys have a lot of talent. The bell rings and Fandango sort of struts around the ring.
Kofi goes for a lock up and Fandango dances out of the way. The crowd starts humming Fandango's theme while he takes out Kofi.
Jericho comes out of nowhere to a huge pop and he starts beating the hell out of Fandango.
Winner: Fandango by DQ
Jericho sends Fandango over the top rope and then slams him into the barricade. Jericho brings Fandango towards the announce table and JBL says "Where's the Spanish Announce Table?"
Jericho runs Fandango into the steel steps and then rolls him back in the ring. Jericho hits some chops and then he locks him in the Walls of Jericho.
Two refs try and pry Jericho off of Fandango and they finally get him to release the hold. Fandango gets to his feet and eats a Codebreaker.
Jericho leaves the ring and heads up the ramp. As Fandango's music plays the crowd sings along.
And now the crowd in unison are humming Fandango's theme during his match. And Fandango danced for them. #RAW— Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) April 9, 2013
I'm going to every post WrestleMania #RAW for the rest of my life.— Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) April 9, 2013
Why is ECW trending? Did I die?— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) April 9, 2013
Orton vs. Sheamus Part 2
We return to see both men slugging it out. The crowd is chanting ECW now. Orton punishes Sheamus with an elbow to the eye.
Sheamus hits the Irish Curse backbreaker for a near fall. The crowdis doing a big wave now.
Orton gets caught on the apron with the Irish Hand Grenades. He tries for White Noise, but Orton hits his backbreaker.
A Randy Savage chant breaks out as Orton looks a little confused. Orton hits two clotheslines and a powerslam and then he hits a big throw.
Orton hits the rope-hung DDT, but Sheamus blocks the RKO and hits White Noise. Sheamus lines up for the Brogue Kick.
Sheamus misses and Big Show's music hits and he makes his way out. He throws Sheamus into the ring post and then goes in the ring.
The crowd starts chanting Thank You Big Show as he lines up and hits the KO Punch to Orton.
The crowd cheers as Show pulls Orton by the leg to the outside of the ring. He whips Orton into the barricade. Big Show hits a huge spear to Orton on the outside of the ring.
Show picks up Oron and throws him clear over the announce table. Big Show tries twice to throw the announce chairs into the ring and misses both times. The crowd chants one more time.
Show leaves as the crowd chants one more chair.
Full list of crowd chants: Chioda, Ole, RVD, Big Show, JBL, Jerry, Cole, Justin Roberts, CM Punk, Y2J, Austin, XPac, ECW, Savage, HBK. #RAW— Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) April 9, 2013
Hearing my fellow countrymen chant in the arena is giving me goose pimples.Wish I was out there to feel that instead of standing backstage.— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) April 9, 2013
Randy Orton vs. Sheamus
They lock up and fight for control. Sheamus locks in a headlock and then follows up with a shoulder block.
The crowd starts to chant as they lock up again.Orton hits a back elbow to take Sheamus down. Sheamus avoids the knee drop and then hits a few of his own for a near fall.
Orton takes Sheamus down and then hits the knee drop this time. Sheamus comes out of a side headlock with a back suplex.
Sheamus keeps Orton grounded with a headlock, but Orton fights out as an RVD chant starts for no reason. This crowd is hilarious.
Sheamus pops up and hits a rolling Senton for a near fall. A JBL chant breaks out and JBL says they are brilliant.
Where was this at WrestleMania?
I take it the "Ole" "Mike Choida" "JBL" & "RVD" chants from the NY/NJ crowds are signs of their disinterest in this match & story :-)— Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) April 9, 2013
Orton catches Sheamus coming off the top rope with a dropkick. A Michael Cole chant actually breaks out as we go to commercial.
We return from the break and the results of the voting shows Orton wins the right to face Big Show.
Vickie comes out with Booker T and Booker says both men have good reasons to want to face Big Show and they have come up with a decision, which I thought the voting was supposed to decide.
What was the voting for if Sheamus and Randy Orton will face off for the right?
Sheamus says he wants to know if the WWE Universe would rather see kick Show's arse, him or Orton.
Orton comes out with a mic and says he should face Big Show. Orton gets a louder response than Sheamus did.
What the hell. I'll vote. #WWEOrton— Chris Mueller (@BR_Doctor) April 9, 2013
Cole says the WWE Universe will decide on Twitter. #WWEOrton or #WWESheamus to vote.
Orton and Sheamus are shown arguing about who should get to fight Big Show.
After the break we see Big Show explaining why he did what he did last night at WrestleMania.
Show says he tried to play nice, but Orton had to steal his thunder. Sheamus' music hits and he makes his way to the ring.
If you can't beat Santino, Truth and Ryder, it might be time for a new band. #RAW— Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) April 9, 2013
Congrats to Dolph Ziggler who cherry picked Del Rio...and took the title.The only saving grace is that an American now has the title. Si!!— Zeb Colter (@WWEZeb) April 9, 2013
Great weekend in NYC. Wrestlemania was electrifying! Always nice to see familiar faces :)— Bret Hart (@BretHart) April 9, 2013
3MB vs. R-Truth, Santino and Zack Ryder
Truth gets the upper hand on Slater and tags in Santino. Ryder comes in off the tag and he takes it to Jinder Mahal with a facebuster.
Ryder gets taken off the apron and D-Mac slams his back into the side of the ring. Mac hits a running kick to the face of Ryder.
Slater tags back in and stomps away at Ryder. Ryder counters into a neckbreaker and he makes the tag to Santino.
Santino gets in some offense on Slater, but Mahal makes the save for a near fall. Truth takes out Mahal and Santino takes out the Cobra sleeve.
He ends up hitting Slater for the pin and the win.
Winners: Zack Ryder, Santino and R-Truth
Ziggler is celebrating backstage and Josh Mathews asks him how it feels. Ziggler calls this his WrestleMania moment.
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