WWE RAW Opener:
Tonight’s WWE RAW kicks off with a hype video for The Undertaker, Team Hell No and The Shield plus John Cena and Ryback.
- RAW opens up from London, England with Paul Heyman in the ring. Heyman introduces himself and gets a mixed reaction. Heyman says he’s here as the advocate for Brock Lesnar. Heyman talks about Lesnar destroying 3MB last week and the challenge to Triple H for Extreme Rules. Heyman shows us footage from last week. Heyman says Triple H isn’t here tonight but he has an e-mail from Triple H with his response to the challenge. It says Triple H will give his answer next week. The crowd boos. Heyman rips Triple H until his music hits and out comes The Game.
WWE Smackdown on SyFy
Taped 4/16 in Knoxville, Tennessee
[Q1] The narrator introduced a video that showed Jack Swagger injuring Alberto Del Rio and defeating Dolph Ziggler. It then showed Orton and Sheamus defeating Big Show, and Mark Henry’s attack later in the show on Sheamus. He then said the main event would be Sheamus and Orton vs. Big Show and Mark Henry.
WWE RAW Opener:
Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with a look back at last week when John Cena faced Mark Henry and was later attacked by Ryback. Tonight, Ryback will reveal the reason he attacked Cena. We see stills from WrestleMania 29 and tonight, CM Punk will return to address his loss to The Undertaker.
- We’re live from the Bi Lo Center in Greenville, South Carolina as Randy Orton makes his way out. Michael Cole welcomes us to a sold out RAW.
- Tonight, we’ll hear from Triple H after his Wrestlemania match with Brock Lesnar. Then, the new World Heavyweight Champion is Dolph Ziggler after he cashed in against Alberto Del Rio on Monday night. Interesting that Triple H got top billing over Ziggler’s title win. We’ll find out how he’ll usher in his new title reign tonight.
WWE RAW Opener:
Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up from a sold out IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Michael Cole welcomes us and he’s joined by Jerry Lawler and JBL. We see some stills from last night’s WrestleMania 29 pay-per-view.
- We go right to the ring and out comes WWE Champion John Cena wearing his new t-shirt.
WrestleMania 29 Pre-Show:
The WrestleMania 29 pre-show kicks off with Josh Mathews welcoming us to MetLife Stadium for WrestleMania 29 as fans take their seats. Matt Striker hypes tonight’s Intercontinental Title match with Wade Barrett and The Miz. Striker and Mathews are at ringside. They plug all the ways to view tonight’s show. Mathews asks fans to Tout their favorite WrestleMania moments. We go to Scott Stanford, who is inside MetLife with pre-show co-hosts Kofi Kingston, Dusty Rhodes and Jim Ross. There’s a big chant for Dusty.
- They talk about how big tonight’s show is. We get a promo video for the Jack Swagger vs. Alberto Del Rio match.
- JR talks about how Swagger isn’t the same person he met years ago. Ross says Del Rio has to work the most intense match of his career. Kofi says he has never seen Del Rio this angry and he is focused. Kofi says Del Rio is fired up. Fans chant for Kofi and Dusty some more. Dusty says tonight, Del Rio can grab hold of the American Dream and prove to the world he’s the better man. Sanford takes us to a WrestleMania hype video.
- We go back to Mathews and Striker at ringside. They plug some social media and the contest to win free WrestleMania XXX tickets. They talk about Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar.
- We go back to the pre-show hosts and there’s a “We want Ryder” chant from the fans in front of them. Dusty talks about how Lesnar vs. Triple H is nothing but a fight. Dusty says it’s going to be a mess. We go out in the parking lot to Tony Dawson. He’s with fans doing some tailgating. The fans are excited and ready for the big event.
- We go backstage to Snooki and The Miz. She’s one of tonight’s social media ambassadors. Miz congratulates her on becoming a MILF. Wade Barrett comes in and tells Snooki to tweet how he’s the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all-time who deserves something better than this. Snooki says that’s more than 140 characters. Miz tells her to tweet that he will be taking the title. Barrett’s going to show Miz a different kind of reality tonight and walks off.
- Striker and Mathews plug more of tonight’s show at ringside, including Ryback vs. Mark Henry. Henry is backstage with Renee Young. Henry says this is Ryback’s first WrestleMania and it will be memorable because it’s the night he will enter the Hall of Pain. We go back to the pre-show hosts to talk about the match. WWE’s stream skips through a bit and we get another WrestleMania hype video.
- The feed comes back on and we’re seeing a promo video for CM Punk vs. The Undertaker. We go back to the pre-show hosts. JR says CM Punk has been the WWE MVP for the past year. Ross predicts tonight will end at 21-0. We go to a WWEshop.com promo.
- We’re just over 27 minutes until the pay-per-view. Tony Dawson is back outside with members of the WWE Universe tailgating. We see videos from fans predicting the matches earlier in the afternoon. Striker and Mathews show us some Touts from fans telling their favorite WrestleMania moments. We get a promo video for The Shield vs. Randy Orton, Big Show and Sheamus.
- Dusty says if The Shield is going to be stopped, it might happen tonight. Kofi says The Shield are clicking on all cylinders and that’s dangerous. JR predicts The Shield will win their WrestleMania debut.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match
The Miz vs. Wade Barrett
We go to the ring and out first comes The Miz. Out next comes the WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett.
The bell rings and they go at it. Barrett with a pin attempt early on. Barrett with a big knee in the gut out of the corner. Barrett taunts the fans and hits Miz with right hands. Barrett lays Miz on the top turnbuckle and beats him with forearms. Barrett with a knee to the gut and a 2 count. Barrett with knees to the head now. Barrett runs into a big boot and goes down. Miz ducks a clothesline and makes a comeback. Miz with a neckbreaker and backbreaker combo for a 2 count. Barrett counters with a Wasteland attempt but Miz blocks it. Barrett blocks Skull Crushing Finale. Barrett catches Miz with Winds of Change for 2.
WWE RAW Opener:
Tonight’s WWE RAW kicks off with a video package for the top WrestleMania 29 matches. WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels will be here tonight for the Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H hype.
- We go to the ring and Michael Cole welcomes us to a sold out RAW from Washington, DC. Out comes John Cena to a very mixed reaction.
[Q1] The WWE Narrator covered The Rock, Swagger and Del Rio, and The Shield retreating from their WrestleMania opponents.
In the arena, The Rock’s music hit and he headed towards the ring to a huge ovation. The announce team introduced a clip from Monday where The Rock hit Cena with Rock Bottom. The Rock pulled out a Hershey Bar and smiled before beginning his promo. He said about a month ago on Raw he did a little thing called story time with The Rock. He recapped his story from Nashville and then said he moved there to a small town called Bethlehem, PA. He recalled his creepy mustache and asked the crowd if they wanted to see a picture of The Rock at 15. He showed the photo and was embarrassed to look like the bouncer from Menudo.
WWE RAW Opener:
Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with a video for John Cena and The Rock. Both will meet tonight on RAW.
- RAW kicks off with CM Punk, Paul Heyman, and the urn making their way to the ring. Paul tosses the urn to Punk and the pass is complete.
WWE Smackdown on SyFy Live Review
Taped 3/19 in Cincinnati, Ohio
[Q1] The WWE Narrator focused on Jack Swagger and his assault on Ricardo Rodriguez on Monday. He then changed subjects to The Shield backing away from Orton/Sheamus/Big Show on Monday.
In the arena, Miz welcomed us to MizTV, and he asked the crowd to welcome his guests Randy Orton and Sheamus. Miz said their world had been turned upside down because Ryback was pulled from their team by Vickie Guerrero. Miz asked who their partner would be at WrestleMania.