WWE Raw Live Results, Reaction and Analysis: Extreme Rules Go-Home Show
Welcome to the Bleacher Report live coverage for the Extreme Rules go-home Monday Night Raw.
We are less than a week from ER, and tonight is one of the last chances WWE will have to set up any additional matches
Tonight we have a face-to-face confrontation between Triple H and Brock Lesnar after Lesnar and Paul Heyman destroyed Triple H's office last week.
We also have The Shield looking to set up something for Extreme Rules, and with the way they have focused on the Tag and US champs, we could see The Shield start to collect some gold.
Hopefully, we will also find out Dolph Ziggler's Extreme Rules status tonight after he suffered an unfortunate concussion at a house show. Let's hope the show-off is able to heal as well as he can wrestle.
What will Triple H have to say to Lesnar?
Will The Shield challenge anyone for gold at Extreme Rules?
Can John Cena keep Ryback at bay?
Will AJ Lee set her sights on the Divas title?
And lastly, can anything make the feud between Randy Orton and Big Show worth caring about?
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 on Raw.
Thanks for joining me tonight for the Raw live coverage and make sure to come back Sunday for coverage of Extreme Rules.
Triple H is trying to get Lesnar to give in and fight him tonight by calling him a term used for a female dog.
Lesnar starts to head to the ring after that one. Lesnar gets all the way into the ring and they square off.
They starts duking it out until Lesnar hits a nasty German suplex to stop Trips' momentum. Trips ends up running Lesnar into the cage and both men go shirtless.
Triple H runs Lesnar into the cage door, which knocks Heyman off the steps. Triple H dares Lesnar to get in the ring again, but Lesnar just helps Heyman to the back.
The show ends with Triple H standing tall in the ring. It is not surprising at all that Triple H came away looking strong tonight since Lesnar will most likely win on Sunday.
This show really felt like it took forever for some reason. I am not sure what it was.
We return and Triple H starts talking while he is alone inside the cage about his feud with Lesnar. Trips says he is at home inside the ring most when it is surrounded by steel.
Lesnar's music hits and he makes his way out with Paul Heyman. Heyman talks from the ramp while Triple H says they should come to the ring.
Heyman is being liberal with the backstage details tonight. As usual, he is on the ball with his promo.
They say Lesnar won't fight for free and go to walk away. Triple H starts talking trash from the ring, questioning Lesnar's manhood.
This is my Last Resort— Zack Ryder (@ZackRyder) May 14, 2013
A steel cage lowers down over the ring as Trips looks up at it. We head to a break before Lesnar comes out.
I want to point something out. WWE has made it Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns vs. Team Hell No in a Tornado Tag match for the titles.
This is exactly what I said they should do on May 5. Normally I would just call it a coincidence and move on, but this is a very rare stipulation in WWE and I only mentioned it in my original article because of its rarity.
I am not saying someone saw my article and stole the idea, but it is a big coincidence considering how rarely we see Texas Tornado Tag matches these days.
Chris Jericho is shown giving an interview about his upcoming match with Fandango. We go back to the ring and Triple H's music hits to a decent pop.
Natalya vs. AJ
Kaitlyn and The Bellas are on commentary with Khali and Hornswoggle standing by the table.
The bell rings and AJ skips around the ring instead of locking up. Nattie takes offense and takes AJ down.
A hard suplex from Nattie leads to her doing a little dance of her own. Kaitlyn gets another gift at ringside from her secret admirer.
Lawler says it might be AJ since she has been through all the guys already. AJ ends up baiting Nattie into chasing her so she can kick her in the gut.
AJ poses too long on the apron and Nattie knocks her off. Nattie lifts AJ up and AJ locks in a very unique submission that JBL calls the black widow. Nattie taps and AJ wins.
Winner: AJ Lee
That was a cool submission hold AJ pulled out at the end. Kaitlyn helps Nattie while AJ celebrates.
Jack Swagger vs. Big E Langston Part 2
Langston drops Swagger with a backbreaker when we return. I love listening to JBL berate other announcers on commentary.
Swagger and Langston are having a decent match. I am glad to see Langston getting some more ring time against a guy with some skill.
Langston hits a superplex from the middle rope for another two count. Swagger is able to lock in the Patriot Lock and Langston eventually makes it to the ropes.
Swagger runs at him and Langston back drops him over the top rope to the floor. Langston comes outside and he throws Swagger into the barricade so hard it moves.
Langston gets a running start, but Swagger ducks him and he goes over the barricade. The ref ends up counting Langston out.
Winner: Jack Swagger
I am glad Langston did not go down by pinfall or submission.
Del Rio comes down and attacks Swagger, but Swagger gets the better of him and locks in the patriot lock. Ricardo hits him in the head with a bucket.
Swagger kicks Ricky in the face before Del Rio locks him in the Cross Armbreaker. Langston comes in and breaks it up only to get kicked in the head by Del Rio.
Del Rio sends both men to the outside and he is the one left standing when his music starts to play.
WWE has gotten into a habit of doing run-ins a lot more often lately. I am not sure I like it.
Jack Swagger vs. Big E Langston Part 1
They lock up and struggle for control, with Langston shoving Swagger back to the ropes. They lock up again and go around the ring until Swagger takes Langston down with a headlock takeover.
Swagger tries for a few running shoulder blocks, but Langston just brushes him off. Langston begins to lay in with hard shots in the corner.
Swagger ends up nearly getting the Patriot Lock on, but Langston kicks him right out of the ring. Swagger comes back in and lifts Langston up for a hard slam as we head to a break.
Big E. Langston comes out with AJ for his match against Either Del Rio or Swagger. Jerry Lawler gets up and announces the winner of the fan votes.
The winners is Jack Swagger, which surprises me a bit. Swagger makes his way out with Colter.
oh good, theres the part where i forget math jk jk#raw— Dolph Ziggler (@HEELZiggler) May 14, 2013
Ryback's music hits and he makes his way to the ring while Cena is still being attended to. He takes one look at Cena and goes to leave, but then he changes his mind and grabs a chair from under the ring.
He takes the chair to Cena's bad ankle and then he screams at the crowd.
Team Hell No and John Cena vs. The Shield (Elimination Match) Part 4
It is down to Cena vs. everyone in The Shield. Cena comes in with a head of steam, but the numbers game is too much for Cena.
Cena ends up hitting Rollins with the AA to eliminate him.
Seth Rollins is eliminated by pinfall.
Roman Reigns ignores the ref, shoves him and spears Cena to get himself eliminated.
Roman Reigns is eliminated
Dean Ambrose covers Cena, but Cena kicks out. It is down to Cena vs. Ambrose and Ambrose is in control.
Cena grabs his leg and locks in the STF, but Rollins and Reigns come back and attack Cena to cause a DQ.
John Cena wins by DQ
The Shield lost by DQ, but they get the last laugh by triple powerbombing Cena.
Team Hell No and John Cena vs. The Shield (Elimination Match) Part 3
We return to see Cena almost being pinned by Ambrose. Reigns comes in and continues to dominate Cena until Cena counters a suplex.
Rollins gets the tag and he comes off the top rope with a knee to Cena's face for a close two count.
Rollins puts on a sleeper hold and Cena manages to get to his feet and make it most of the way to his corner.
Bryan gets the tag and he comes in hot with offense to Rollins. He takes a suicide dive to the outside to Reigns and then he takes out Rollins with a missile dropkick for a two count.
Bryan tries for the No Lock but he isn't able to get Rollins down. All three members of The Shield end up helping eliminate Bryan.
Daniel Bryan eliminated by Dean Ambrose.
Team Hell No and John Cena vs. The Shield (Elimination Match) Part 2
We return to the match with Bryan locking Ambrose in a surfboard submission. Kane tags in and hits a running dropkick to Ambrose for a near fall.
Quick tags from The Shield keep Bryan grounded in the corner. Watching Rollins and Bryan wrestle in a WWE ring is still cool to see.
Ambrose is back in for another two count. Bryan finally gets the tag to Kane and Kane starts working over Ambrose with signatures.
He drops Ambrose for a DDT and another two count. Kane climbs up to the top and hits a flying clothesline. Kane sends Ambrose and Rollins over the top rope and then follows so he can beat on them some more.
Kane ends up going after everyone in The Shield outside the ring and he gets DQ'd for using part of the table as a weapon.
Kane is eliminated by DQ.
Team Hell No and John Cena vs. The Shield (Elimination Match) Part 1
Eliminations will be put in bold type just like all match results.
Team Hell No are out first, followed by John Cena, who gets a surprisingly positive response from what I can hear.
The Shield come through the crowd and the match starts off with Kane and Dean Ambrose. Kane gets the upper hand early by using his superior strength.
Bryan comes in off the tag and continues to punish Ambrose. Rollins gets the tag, but so does Cena. Cena goes to work on Rollins and gets a near fall off a running bulldog.
We head to a break with Cena in control, but no eliminations.
John Cena and Team Hell No will take on The Shield in an elimination match after the break.
The Miz vs. Heath Slater
3MB is in the ring when we return and Miz makes his way out after returning from filming a movie. Miz will be facing Cody Rhodes on the Extreme Rules pre-show.
The bell rings and they lock up. Slater seems to be the aggressor until Miz hits a knee lift followed by a running boot.
Some quick counters from Miz get him a near fall. He follows up with his back/neckbreaker combo for a two count.
Mahal provides enough of a distraction so Slater can hit a heel kick for a two count. A nasty neckbreaker gets Slater another two count.
Miz fights back and starts to build some momentum. Miz goes for the Figure Four, but Slater makes it to the ropes. He goes up top, but Miz cuts him off and sends him flying into Mahal and D-Mac.
Miz gets Slater back in the ring for the Figure Four to get the submission win.
That was essentially a squash, but Slater had a few offensive moves. I wonder how WWE will push Miz going forward? Ziggler's live tweets have been funny.
Antonio Cesaro vs. Randy Orton
These two had one hell of a match on Main Event. Maybe they can repeat their performance. Orton has a match at the PPV, so I expect him to win, unless Big Show comes out and does something.
The bell rings and they lock up. Cesaro gets Orton down with a shoulder block, but Orton is right back up with a back elbow.
Cesaro nails a running uppercut in the corner for a two count. Orton ends up hitting a T-bone suplex before he hits a pair of clotheslines and a powerslam.
Cesaro rolls to the apron and Orton sets up for the rope-hung DDT, but Cesaro rolls him up for a two count. Orton hits the RKO out of nowhere to get the pin and the win.
Winner: Randy Orton
Nowhere near their Main Event match, but you can't ask for a five-star match every night.
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