WWE Raw Live Results, Reaction and Analysis
Welcome to Bleacher Report's live coverage for WWE Monday Night Raw.
Monday night's show will feature an update on Triple H following last week's match with Curtis Axel and subsequent injuries.
John Cena will likely give an response to Ryback's challenge to an ambulance match at Payback, and Dolph Ziggler could possibly return after being sidelined since Extreme Rules.
Monday night is also Bret Hart Appreciation Night, but anyone outside of Canada will have to check out the festivities on the WWE app.
Who will The Shield set their sights on next?
Will Paul Heyman's newest client live up to the hype?
Will Bret Hart get involved in any angles?
And lastly, will Kaitlyn ever find out who is messing with her?
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 Monday night at the start of the show for live coverage of all the action on Raw.
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Nobody is in the ambulance and Cena gets ambushed by Ryback from behind. Ryback throws Cena up on the stage and sets up to do the same thing he did at Extreme Rules.
Cena moves and almost AAs Ryback off the stage. Ryback heads to the back after he escapes Cena's grasp.
The official finally announces that Axel is the winner of the match. The show ends with Cena clapping as Axel celebrates.
Cena vs. Axel Part 2
We return to see Axel still in control s he throws Cena into the steel steps. After watching Cena try for a long time, he finally fights his way out of a submission.
It would seem as if the camera is trying to avoid looking at something in the crowd. A lot fans are looking in a certain direction.
Axel stomps away at Cena as dueling chants break out. Cena comes back with a Five-Knuckle Shuffle, but Axel counters an AA and hits a dropkick.
Axel keeps firm control over Cena for a few more near falls. Axel almost goes for the Perfectplex, but he gets countered.
He ends up hitting it, but Cena kicks out at two. Cena avoids Axel in the corner and takes him out with a clothesline.
The sirens blare and Ryback comes out in an ambulance. Cena gets out of the ring and goes towards the ambulance, while he is being counted out.
Winner: Curtis Axel
Curtis Axel w/ Paul Heyman vs. John Cena
I liked Axel's music from last week a lot better. The bell rings and they circle each other before locking up.
Axel takes Cena down with a side headlock takeover. Axel's trunks remind me of a combinations between Dean Malenko's and the wolverine design Chris Benoit used to use.
We head to a break with Axel taking a breather to talk to Heyman.
Who wants to take bets on Ryback attacking Cena during the match?
Rhodes Scholars vs. Orton and Sheamus Part 2
We return to see Sheamus being grounded by Sandow. Rhodes tags back in and keeps him away from Orton. Sheamus fights his way to his feet to his The Irish Curse.
Orton gets the hot tag and he comes in with plenty of signatures to both Sandow and Rhodes. Sandow takes a rope-hung DDT before Orton calls for the RKO.
Rhodes saves Sandow by pulling him out of the ring and Sandow ends up running Orton into the ring post. Sandow and Rhodes do a good job of keeping Orton away from Sheamus for the next few minutes.
Orton tosses Rhodes with a T-Bone suplex and both men are down. Sheamus gets the tag and Sheamus is the one who takes control.
Sheamus runs through all his usual moves until Rhodes hits Sheamus with a Disaster Kick. Sheamus is able to kick out.
Rhodes gets thrown into the timekepper's area by Orton while Sheamus hits White Noise and The Brogue Kick to Sandow.
Winners: Sheamus and Randy Orton
Decent match. Not as good as Hell No and The Shield, but good for a match we have seen before.
Lets go @nhlblackhawks!!!— CM Punk (@CMPunk) May 28, 2013
Sheamus and Randy Orton vs. Rhodes Scholars Part 1
Orton and Rhodes kick things off. Orton uses his slight size advantage to run right over Rhodes. Sheamus gets the tag and he takes out Rhodes with a battering ram.
Sandow gets the tag and he tries to get the best of Sheamus, but he ends up being powerslammed instead. Orton hits a picture-perfect dropkick to Sandow for a near fall.
Rhodes is back in off the tag, but he gets clotheslined by Orton for another two count. The crowd seems dead, despite the match having a decent pace and both teams getting in some decent offense.
Sheamus hits the rolling senton to Sandow, but he gets ripped off the top rope by Sandow for a quick two count as we head to a break.
Curtis Axel is backstage and Bret Hart walks in. They talk about Mr. Perfect a little. Hart tells him to get rid of Heyman and Axel gets offended.
Randy Orton is out next for a tag team match.
Natalya ad Kaitlyn vs. The Bellas
I hope Natalya at least gets to win on her birthday. Kaitlyn easily controls the match early on until she gets taken down off the apron the hard way.
Kaitlyn eventually comes back and tags in Natalya, who comes in hot. She locks in The Sharpshooter, but the other Bella comes in and slaps her.
Kaitlyn spears Natalya by accident and The Bellas take advantage to get the pin and the win.
Winners: The Bellas
Heyman says this is his favorite suit and he wore it because it is an honor to be on Jericho's show. Heyman puts over Punk big-time until Jericho stops him and asks where Punk is.
Jericho and Heyman go back and forth for a little while about CM Punk. Jericho challenges Punk to a match at Payback.
Heyman refuses to let Jericho call himself the best in the world. Jericho gets the crowd to say his catchphrase with him.
Even though these two could go on for an hour, I am kind of hoping this segment ends soon. Heyman accepts the challenge on behalf of Punk.
Chris Jericho is out next for The Highlight Reel. He gets a great reception in Canada, which is to be expected.
Paul Heyman makes his way out as Jericho's guest for the night. Jericho calls Heyman a few names before putting him over for having a good eye for talent.
Heyman takes credit for Jericho's success. I am so glad they are going to talk about their history.
Jericho jokes that Heyman still owes him money from ECW. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a kernel of truth in there.
The way Heyman says Brock Lesnar's name is awesome. Jericho says he wants to talk about CM Punk, not Brock Lesnar.
Jericho shows a clip of Punk walking out after his loss to The Undertaker. I love how Jericho points out that Heyman is wearing the same suit as in the clip.
A nice video package dedicated to the soldiers airs before we return from the break.
Khali and Tons of Funk vs. 3MB
Natalya's birthday is today, and a clip is shown of 3MB ruining her party. Khali and McIntyre start things off.
Tensai tags in and hits the rolling senton in the corner. Slater provides a distraction and D-Mac nearly breaks his own neck hitting a kick to Sweet T.
Clay gets the hot tag and he runs through Slater. Everyone gets in the ring and start fighting, ending with Slater taking a chop from Khali and a splash from Clay to give the babyfaces the win.
Winners: Khali and Tons of Funk
Clay gets on a mic and says it's a special night because it's Natalya's birthday. Clay has Khali lead the crowd in singing Happy Birthday.
Don't they have to pay to use that song on TV? I heard it was owned by Time Warner.
Tons of Funk & Khali vs. 3MB... Will we see a victory song by 3MB or a dance by Tons of Funk & CO???? twitter.com/brawlerreal/st…— Brooklyn Brawler (@brawlerreal) May 28, 2013
Shawn Michaels runs into John Cena backstage. Michaels has a sweet beard. He warns Cena about what he is getting into.
Wade Barrett vs. Fandango
Summer Rae looks amazing as always as she and Fandango dance their way to the ring. I guess the whole Fandangoing craze has died down. Only a few fans are shown doing it.
The bell rings and they lock up, with Fandango putting Barrett in a Hammerlock right away. Miz and Barrett argue a bit, allowing Fandango to get the advantage.
Miz gets in Barrett's way, so Barrett throws him down. Miz grabs Barrett for the Skull Crushing Finale and Fandango picks up the win.
Miz kicks Fandango in the face and then counts him down for a pin under Summer Rae when she falls on him.
After the break we see highlights from the Triple H vs. Curtis Axel match again. We see some footage where Triple H says the last thing he remembers is his entrance.
Michael Cole reads a note from the WWE Dr. saying that Triple H was advised not to travel to Raw tonight, but there was no additional damager caused.
Miz's music hits and he makes his way out in street clothes.
Team Hell No vs. The Shield (Tag Title Match) Part 2
We return from the break to see Bryan still in control of the match, kicking Rollins in the corner. Reigns and Rollins regain control eventually when Rollins turns Bryan inside out with a clothesline.
The crowd is chanting This is Awesome, which is appropriate since this is a pretty good tag match.
Rollins puts Bryan in the surfboard submission Bryan has used on him so many. Bryan counters out of it and starts kicking Rollins, but he gets taken back down and Reigns tags in to keep control.
Bryan is doing some really entertaining stuff in this match tonight. It is like seeing Bret Hart really did make him feel inspired.
Rollins talks some serious trash to Bryan as he continues to keep him away from Kane. Bryan fights out of the corner, but Rollins ends up taking Bryan's head into the middle turnbuckle for a very close two count.
Rollins and Ambrose have really got some unique offense. Reigns comes back in and puts Bryan in a waistlock.
Kane gets the hot tag and comes in, nearly beating Rollins right away. Bryan takes out Rollins, while Kane and Rollins are left in the ring.
Kane tells Bryan to get back to his corner and Reigns ends up taking out Bryan with a spear in mid-air. Rollins hits Kane with a flying knee to the head to get the pin.
Winners: The Shield
That was a very entertaining match. Everyone had some great moments, and a story was told very well.
Team Hell No vs. The Shield (Tag Title Match) Part 1
We return to the match in progress, with Rollins in control of Bryan. Bryan comes back with a knee lift to the gut of Rollins.
He starts kicking away at Rollins in the corner. Kane has to tag himself in so Bryan won't get DQ'd. Kane telling Bryan to calm down is funny for some reason.
Bryan and Kane end up hitting a Hart Attack on Rollins for a near fall. Bryan takes Rollins into his corner so Kane can tag in and go to work on Rollins.
Reigns tags in and takes Kane down so he can beat on him. The Shield keep Kane cornered and away from Bryan while they tag in and out to double team him.
Kane hits a clothesline out of desperation and he tags in Bryan, who comes in hot with plenty of offense to Rollins and Reigns.
Bryan nails Rollins with a ton of kicks for another two count. Rollins crotches Bryan on the top rope and goes up for a superplex, but Bryan escapes and pulls Rollins down into the Tree of Woe.
Bryan hits a running dropkick to the face of Rollins as he hands from the ropes. Bryan goes back up top and hits a huge back superplex from the top rope.
We go to a commercial at the worst possible time.
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