WWE Raw: Live Results, Reaction and Analysis of Post-Extreme Rules Show
Welcome to the Bleacher Report live coverage for the post-Extreme Rules episode of Raw.
Tonight's show will feature all the fallout from Extreme Rules, including Del Rio's No.1 contender win, John Cena's status and Brock Lesnar's win over Triple H.
The Shield's members all hold WWE gold now, so expect some kind of statement from the group regarding its future.
We could also see AJ take on Kaitlyn for the Divas title as well as the possible returns of CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler.
Can AJ win the Divas title to make her and Dolph Ziggler the most powerful couple in WWE?
How will Ziggler respond to Alberto Del Rio's win at ER?
What will Ryback do after failing to win the WWE title?
What feuds will continue through WWE Payback in Chicago?
And lastly, will Christian make his long-awaited return to WWE?
There is a lot that can happen in the span of a three-hour show, so make sure to bookmark this page and come back tonight at the start of the show for live coverage of all the Extreme Rules fallout on Raw.
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Thanks for joining me here on Bleacher Report for live coverage of Monday Night Raw. I will leave you with one final video. This is Mick Foley with Kevin Smith on his podcast. Interesting stuff.
That was quick.
I want to apologize to Triple H and his family for insinuating that he may have had a stroke. I know firsthand how upsetting it could be.— Jerry Lawler (@JerryLawler) May 21, 2013
Watch the introduction of the newest Paul Heyman client right here.
I enjoyed Raw tonight. There were some great matches, a few surprises, and an ending that will have people talking.
I hope next week we see either Ziggler or Punk able to return, and hopefully we find out what is up between Fandango and Wade Barrett.
On a final note, Mick Foley replied to one of my tweets! I feel so cool right now. He really seems like the nicest guy in all of entertainment.
This is a strange scene. Triple H is acting really weird as people try to help him and the show ends with him almost looking like he doesn't know where he is.
I have to say that this is an interesting way to end the show, unless of course he really is concussed.
People will be asking questions about what happened and who Curt Axel is and that is what WWE wants.
Triple H vs. Curt Axel Part 2
Triple H takes the fight outside and hits a few moves before sending Axel back in. He seems pretty out of it as he goes over by the timekeeper's area and just sits in a chair.
He asks for water and dumps it on his head before going back to the ring, but he stops short and drops to his knees for a moment. The doc starts flashing a light in his eyes and it looks like he might not be able to finish the match.
Triple H vs. Curt Axel Part 1
Axel, still strange to type that, gets in the ring and circles Triple H after the bell. Axel seems like he wants to toy with Triple H a little.
Triple H gets pissed and runs Axel into the corner and follows up with a clothesline. Axel gets on Triple H when in the corner and kicks him to the ground.
A beautiful dropkick from Axel gets him a near fall on the 13-time World Champion. He chokes Trips with his foot in the corner for the full four count.
Axel keeps on him with elbows to the face and he ends with a Bret Hart elbow drop from the middle rope for a near fall.
Axel grounds Trips with a headlock while Heyman yells in the background about how awesome Curt Axel is. I like how Heyman calls him Curtis, but the titantron says Curt.
Triple H fights back with shoulders to the gut in the corner and his signature knee to the face. He hits Axel with a spinebuster and then clotheslines him over the top rope.
Triple H is acting like he is hurt in some way.
Whoa! Wendy's is putting a frosty in an ice cream cone? I have been suggesting that for years?
It's basically soft serve ice cream anyway. I am not taking credit for the idea, I am just happy it's happening.
Orton vs. Swagger Part 2
We return to see Swagger punishing the leg of Orton. Swagger runs at Orton in the corner and Orton moves, sending Swagger into the ring post shoulder-first.
Orton superplexes Swagger from the middle rope, a move he usually hits from the top rope. Orton gets a near fall and Colter looks relieved.
Swagger takes Orton down with a belly-to-belly for a two count. Swagger misses a Swaggerbomb and Orton starts to build a head of steam.
He runs Swagger through all his signatures until Swagger counters the rope-hung DDT with a big slam for a close two count.
Swagger locks in the Patriot Lock, but Orton rolls through and ends up hitting his signature backbreaker.
Orton finally hits the rope-hung DDT before he coils up for the RKO. Swagger counters and puts on the Patriot Lock again. Orton keeps trying to counter, and Swagger keeps holding on.
Orton reaches the bottom rope, but Swagger pulls him to the center of the ring, only to have Orton kick him off. Swagger comes back and Orton hits the RKO for the pin and the win.
Winner: Randy Orton
That was another good match. I think the key to good TV matches is giving them enough time to be creative and not have to rely on their usual bag of tricks.
Randy Orton vs. Jack Swagger Part 1
We return to see them lock up for the first time. Swagger wrestlers Orton down with a hammerlock. Orton fights back up and starts working over Swagger with uppercuts and a dropkick.
Orton and Swagger have a pretty standard back-and-forth match for the next few minutes, with Swagger getting in most of the offense.
Orton favors his knee a bit and Swagger goes right for it with a chop block and some other moves focuses on the leg.
Orton kicks his way out of a submission and he ends up dropping Swagger over the top rope with a back drop. He puts Swagger in the ring and tries to DDT him from the apron to the floor, but Swagger realizes it and runs Orton into the barricade.
Orton ends up being knocked from the top turnbuckle to the floor as we head to a break.
Kaitlyn and Natalya are shown talking about Katie's secret admirer and Cody Rhodes walks by. They steal his phone and find out it isn't him.
Jack Swagger is out next for his match against a mystery opponent, who will probably be Randy Orton.
We get a replay of the debut of Curt Axel, the new Paul Heyman guy.
Triple H is shown backstage being told he can't compete and Trips says he will fire the doc if he doesn't let him fight tonight.
The Shield vs. Team Hell No and Kofi Kingston Part 2
We return from break to see Kane tagging in Kofi and taking Reigns out with a double team. Reigns takes out Kofi with a hard right hand and Ambrose comes back in and starts punishing Kofi.
Kofi hits a huge European uppercut out of nowhere before tagging in Bryan, who puts Ambrose in the Tee of Woe for some kicks to the chest and a running dropkick to the face.
Rollins comes in off the tag and powerbombs Bryan into the corner for a two count. This match is really great so far.
Reigns is back in again and he takes Bryan out with a massive clothesline that turns Bryan inside out. Bryan fights back a bit, but Reigns takes him back down with a knee lift to the face for a two count.
Bryan fights back again and again he is stopped. Bryan finally break away and tags in Kane, who comes in with lots of offense for Reigns.
All hell starts to break loose as Kofi and Bryan each hit a suicide dive to a different Shield member. Reigns and Kane are alone in the ring and Kane gets a near fall off a DDT.
The Shield start to take advantage again outside the ring as Kane sets up for the Chokeslam. Rollins is able to hit a flying knee to take Kane down and Reigns finishes him off with a huge spear for the pin and the win.
Winners: The Shield
What an awesome match. Six-man matches are never that exciting.
This is an excellent six man tag. No surprise given the participants. #RAW— Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) May 21, 2013
The Shield vs. Team Hell No and Kofi Kingston Part 1
Kofi and Ambrose start things off by locking up. Some chain westling leads to the two countering each other left ad right.
Both men slap each other and Kofi starts to take the lead after a monkey flip. Bryan tags in and hits uppercuts and kick to Ambrose.
Seth Rollins comes in off the tag and Bryan is able to take him down right away and apply half a surfboard submission.
Kane tags in and keeps up the offense with a low dropkick to the face of Rollins for a near fall. Kofi comes in off the tag, but Rollins gets to his corner and tags in Reigns.
Reigns controls Kofi by overpowering him in every possible way. Kofi fights out of a chinlock, but Reigns picks him up and slams him down to the mat for a near fall.
Ambrose comes back in and keeps Kofi grounded for a bit before tagging Rollins back in. Kofi breaks away and tags in Bryan, who comes in hot with plenty of signature offense to Rollins.
The crowd goes nuts for him as he hits the running dropkick in the corner. He hits a series of kicks to Rollins' chest and he nails the kick to the head on the second attempt for a near fall.
Bryan gets crotched on the top rope and Ambrose comes in off the tag to try for a superplex, only to get dropped on his face and hit with a missile dropkick for a close two count.
Bryan nearly locks in the No Lock, but Ambrose gets to the ropes as we head to a break.
SHIELD are starting to individualize themselves. Still, the sum is greater than its parts... but they are like Voltron.— Matt Striker (@Matt_Striker_) May 21, 2013
The Shield make their way out with their shiny new titles. It really looks like Ambrose shined his belt.
They grabs mics and Dean Ambrose introduces them again as champions. He talks about bringing power back to the titles.
Ambrose is so good it makes me mad. He gives a great promo about the dominance of the group since debuting. Rollins and Reigns each contribute their little bit to the promo before they all hold their titles up.
Kane's pyro goes off and Team Hell No make their way out.
Rhodes bails, leaving Ryder alone with Ryback. Ryback nails him with the Meat Hook and then he picks Ryder up and hits a huge powerbomb.
Ryback picks up Ryder one more time for Shell Shocked. HE whips Ryder over the top rope and then picks him up again and walks him all the way to the ambulance.
The ambulance turns on its sirens and leaves with Ryder in the back.
Cody Rhodes vs. Zack Ryder
The match is already in progress when we return. Ryder begins to mount some offense after a missile dropkick and a flapjack.
Ryback is shown watching the match in back for some reason. Rhodes gets back control and he drops Ryder on his face for a near fall.
Ryder gets a near fall off a Broski Boot. Rhodes hits the Disaster Kick off the ropes for the pin and the win.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
It was a little odd to come back from the break with the match already in progress. After the match we hear Ryback's music hit and he makes his way to the ring.
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