WWE Raw Live Results, Reaction and Analysis
Welcome to the Bleacher Report live coverage for WWE Monday Night Raw.
We are two weeks away from Extreme Rules and WWE only has a few matches made official, so expect some progress and additions to the card tonight.
Brock Lesnar could be appearing after Paul Heyman teased a surprise on Twitter, which could also mean an appearance by Triple H.
WWE has plenty of different feuds going on right now, so hopefully we get as good of a show as last week.
How will John Cena respond to Ryback?
Will Brock Lesnar make an appearance?
Can WWE continue to be entertaining without CM Punk?
And lastly, will Mark Henry challenge someone to a game of hopscotch to keep with his trend of non-wrestling contests?
Make sure to bookmark this page and come back Monday at the start of the show for live coverage of all the action as it unfolds live on Raw.
Tonight's Raw was so up and down that I will just call it an average show.
We saw more babyfaces get wins tonight, but it felt like a night when the heels really had the last laugh in most cases.
No new matches for Extreme Rules is a bit shocking, but I am sure they will add a few on Friday and next Monday.
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Daniel Bryan comes out to stand by Kane while Ryback bails. Cena joins the party and Ryback comes back and hits Cena with a steel chair.
The show ends with Ryback standing tall over Cena.
I find it really funny that Ryback says "Done" and then the show ends.
Kane vs Ryback Part 2
We return to Ryback getting a near fall on Kane. He slams Kane before hitting a running splash for another two count.
Ryback lines up for the Meat Hook, but he runs into the Big Boot from Kane instead. Kane signals for the Chokeslam, but Ryback powers out.
Kane ends up hitting a DDT for a two count. Ryback hits a spinebuster, but Kane answers back with a suplex for a two count.
The crowd does not seem to care until Ryback gets Kane up for Shell Shocked to get the pin and the win.
The Shield's music hits right after the bell.
Kane vs. Ryback Part 1
Kane is out first for the main event of the evening. The bell rings after Ryback makes his way to the ring and they lock up.
They are even at first, but Kane goes for the first double-leg takedown he has ever hit in his career.
Kane catches Ryback in a powerslam for a two count. Ryback takes control as we head to a break by throwing Kane into the barricade.
Sheamus vs. Wade Barrett
We return from break to see Sheamus taking it to Barrett. Sheamus hits a knee lift that knocked Barrett into next week.
Henry and Cole are not getting along at ringside. Henry says "Bradshaw, carry this like you always do."
Sheamus acts like he is going to throw Barrett into Henry, but he doesn't and Henry falls out of his chair. Henry goes after Sheamus and gets a Brogue Kick for his trouble.
Sheamus comes in with a battering ram for a near fall on Barrett. Sheamus runs into a Winds of Change for a near fall of his own.
Barrett hits a pair of nice kicks to Sheamus to get another near fall. Barrett lines up for the Bull Hammer, but Sheamus picks him up for White Noise.
Sheamus lines up for the Brogue Kick and nails it for the pin and the win.
Henry comes in with a belt he got from somewhere and he starts whipping Sheamus hard. You can see marks starting to form already.
Henry hits the World's Strongest Slam to Sheamus and then yells "How funny is that?"
Pretty funny, in my opinion.
Mark Henry comes out and delivers a promo about Sheamus. The crowd gives him the what treatment and Henry calls them puppets.
He shows all the clips of him attacking Sheamus.
I like Henry, but this is a boring promo.
Sheamus comes out, just like Henry predicted he would. Sheamus has a bit of a shiner.
Sheamus shows some clips of him getting the better of Henry. Henry looks confused when Sheamus calls him a bear with a sore hand. He said hand, not paw.
Both men seem to want to fight right now, but Wade Barrett's music hits and he makes his way out for the match he is supposed to have with Sheamus.
For any Chicago residents and sports fans, like myself, I thought I would give you a couple updates.
Cubs are up 7-0 at the top of the 7th inning.
The Bulls won 93-86 over Miami.
The Bellas and AJ vs. Kaitlyn and The Funkadactyls
AJ and The Bellas are out after the break for a six-divas tag match. A promo airs for Total Divas.
AJ and Cameron start things off, with AJ getting the better of her. A hard pair of neckbreakers gets AJ a near fall.
The crowd is not into this match at all, which is not surprising given how late in the show it is.
Cameron screws up a tag somehow and Kaitlyn comes in to a big slap from AJ. AJ ends up trying to tag in one of the Bellas and they leave her high and dry, allowing Katie to hit the spear for the pin and the win.
Winners: Funkadactyls and Kaitlyn
In the least surprising news ever. I liked the Bella Twins about 100x more before someone let them speak. What a nightmare. #RAW— Amber Lee (@blamberr) May 7, 2013
Triple H runs down Lesnar and Heyman while Heyman looks pissed. Trips talks about knocking out Lesnar at Mania and how the ring is his real office.
Trips tells Heyman that Lesnar should be a man and come face him. The segment ends with Trips posing for the crowd.
Heyman whistles the Fandango theme while they ride the elevator. They walk throughout the building until they get to the office.
Trips has a much smaller office than I imagined he would.
Lesnar starts to break things on Triple H's desk. Lesnar destroys The desk with a sledge hammer that was hanging on the wall.
Heyman leaves a business card before they leave the office.
We go back to Heyman and he talks about Extreme Rules. He puts a belt on his shoulder that Lesnar had smashed in the office.
Triple H's music cuts off Heyman as he speaks and we go back to ringside where The Game makes his way out.
Someone tell him people stopped rolling up the sleeves on leather jackets a long time ago.
Paul Heyman appears live via satellite when we return. He says he is going to show us the footage of Lesnar at WWE HQ and we go to the video.
Antonio Cesaro vs. Zack Ryder
Cesaro comes out looking awesome in his new beret and aviators with a nice new ring jacket.
Cesaro starts owning Ryder right after the bell. He hits the delayed gutwrench within about the first minute of the match.
The most annoying fan in the world is really trying to get a Ryder chant going.
Ryder manages to get in a missile dropkick from the middle rope, but Cesaro answers back with a nasty uppercut and then the Neutralizer for the pin and the win.
Winner: Antonio Cesaro
I hope someone kept out the shovel, we'll need it for Ryder.
Cesaro takes the mic and asks if that is the best WWE has for him to face. Cesaro says nobody on any of the show can hold a candle to him.
The Shield vs. The Usos and Kofi Kingston
Dean Ambrose starts off strong against one of the Usos, but he quickly gets grounded and double teamed by The Usos.
Jey Uso gets cornered by The Shield and Roman Reigns comes in and starts demolishing him. A triple tag and a triple team leads to Rollins getting a near fall.
Reigns comes in and gets a near fall off a suplex. More quick tags keeps Uso away from his team. Rollins ends up taking out the other Uso on the apron with a nice kick to the head.
Uso hits a Samoan Drop out of nowhere and he starts crawling to his corner. Kofi and Ambrose get the tags and Kofi comes in hot.
Kofi runs through some signatures leading into the Boom Drop. He sets up for Trouble in Paradise, but Ambrose is able to avoid him.
Kofi is still able to take out Rollins before hitting a high Cross Body to Ambrose. All hell breaks loose and everyone gets attacked by someone.
Reigns hits one of the Usos with a really hard clothesline outside the ring. Ambrose ends up hitting Kofi with his finisher for the pin and the win.
Winners: The Shield
Ambrose was eyeing Kofi's US title after the match.
Kaitlyn and The Funkadactyls are backstage and Kaitlyn's hilarious ring tone goes off. They talk about her secret admirer.
Nice! A Simpsons quote!
Raw is Wiggum.— Curt Hawkins (@TheCurtHawkins) May 7, 2013
Natalya comes up and has Khali offer to do some sneaking round to find out who it is.
As the girls leave, The Bellas come out from behind a curtain looking very happy. I think they are messing with Kaitlyn and there is no admirer.
The Shield's music hits and they make their way out for the next match.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler Part 2
We return to see Ziggler miss a dropkick, but hit another one right away. Ziggler hits several elbow drops followed by a jumping elbow.
Del Rio manages to propel Ziggler into the air so he crashes back to the mat. Both men struggle to get to their feet.
Damn! Ziggler tried to get out of the way when ADR went for a kick and Del Rio ended up falling on him by accident.
Ziggler counters an attempt at the Cross Armbreaker with a neckbreaker for a two count. Del Rio takes Ziggler down on the top turnbuckle and then hits a reverse superplex that looks like it could have really hurt.
They both get up and Ziggler is able to hit a neckbreaker. Del Rio is back up quickly and he starts running through his signatures.
The running side kick Del Rio hits looked really stiff. Ziggler is selling like a champ tonight.
Del Rio slaps on the CAB, but AJ causes a distraction and Langston rips Del Rio out of the ring and sends him over the announce table to cause a DQ.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio by DQ
Swagger starts taking everyone apart after the match is over. He gets a ladder from under the ring and nails Ziggler with it before he literally throws the ladder at Del Rio's face.
That was awesome!
Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler Part 1
The bell rings and they lock. A Ziggler chant breaks out and he smirks a bit. ADR takes him down with a headlock takeover.
Ziggler comes back with a huge dropkick that takes Del Rio off his feet. He almost gets DQ'd when the ref has to pull Ziggler off of Del Rio in the corner.
JBL makes some film references when talking about AJ. I think he mentions Single White Female and Fatal Attraction.
Del Rio hits a running kick in the corner for a close two count. Ziggler counters a suplex for another near fall.
Del Rio sets up Ziggler on the middle rope and hits the Back Stabber. Ziggler rolls to the outside the get some space as Jack Swagger's music hits and he makes his way out with Zeb Colter.
I like Colter's new vest.
Langston and Swagger have a staredown outside the ring as Swagger circles around to the announce table with Zeb as we head to a break.
After the break we see a recap of Ryback defeating Daniel Bryan on SmackDown and then Bryan being attacked by The Shield later in the night.
Bryan talks to Josh Mathews about The Shield before he challenges Ryback to a rematch. Ryback happens to be right there.
He says he will not accept because Bryan is still hurt from last week. Kane walks up and challenges Ryback.
I think the match will happen, but I can't be sure by what we just saw.
Ricardo Rodriguez brings out Alberto Del Rio for a match with Dolph Ziggler.
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