So, great announcement by Foley, continuing the confusion from Punk from the SuperShow. Rollins vs Truth vs Barrett would be a great match if in real life, and should be a great read here. No announcement on Woods though. Interesting.
Raw Episode 4
The Raw pyro goes off and we see a recap of Raw, with Brock choosing to go after the WWE Championship and CM Punk dropping a pipe bomb at the end of Raw. JR and Jerry Lawler welcome us to the longest running weekly episodic television show in history, Monday Night Raw! They hype up Raw, and wonder about the future of CM Punk, whether he will be present tonight.
Mick Foley makes his way out to the ring, and the crowd pop big for their Raw GM, and he smiles as he enters the ring, but it looks to be a strained smile. HE gets on the mic and welcomes the Boston crowd to Mondya Night Raw. He says that its great to be right here, in Boston! He says that last week, a lot happened last week on the WWE Supershow, with Brock announcing his intent to win the WWE Championship, and CM Punk dropping a pipe bomb! He says although Punk whines and bitches more than anyone on this roster, last week, he made a very good point. Foley says that he has been trying to contact Punk for the last week now, but has received no answer. He wanted to tell him thatyeah, he agreed with Punk. He was unfairly beaten at The Royal Rumble, and that he will get his ch at No Way Out if he shows up tonight and wins his match! And once more, to make sure there will be no interferences, the two men will be locked inside a Steel Cage, with Barbed wire around the top of the cage to prevent anyone entering. The only way they can win is to pin their opponent or make him submit. There will be no escape, or entering into the cage, its not possible. But, if Punk doesnt show up and win against his opponent, then Rock will have a free night! And finally, on Raw tonight, there will be a triple threat #1 contenders match for the US Title. Seth Rollins vs,. R-Truth vs. Wade Barrett! He thanks the crowd for their time and hopes that they enjoy Raw!
So the WWE Network is coming the day before Wrestlemania 29. Interesting to see how you involve it into your BtB
As Foley takes his leave, Lawler and Ross debate over whether Punk will show up or will he quit! They also note that Foley is heavily bandaged on his face after the brutal assault by X.Woods last week on Supershow! They go to a video, promoting the WWE Network, promoting the release date of the day before WrestleMania! When they come back, Kofi is in the ring, with Truth at ringside.
Dominant victory from Brock on his return to Raw gets a thumbs out. An F5 to Truth post match was a nice touch. I'll be interested to see if Brock uses the Shooting Star Press, the Kimura or Brock Lock during this BtB as well
Brock Lesnar enters the arena, to a mixed reactions, with mostly boos ringing out in the arena. Paul Heyman joins him at ringside, and the match gets underway
Match 1: Brock Lesnar vs. Kofi Kingston
Finish: Brock is dominant throughout the entire match, hitting Kofi with clubbing blows and huge clotheslines. He hits him with an elbow to the skull for a two count as Truth looks on, worried. He motions for Kofi to get up, and hits a huge Spear. This time, Kofi gets a foot on the rope! Brock is furious and grabs the ref. Heyman warns him and Brock backs off. Kofi hits him from behind, but Brock just turns and, with a look of fury in his eyes, hits Kofi with a Belly-to-Belly suplex, throwing Kingston across the ring! He waits, and lifts him up for the F5. He gets the three count for the win
Winner: Brock Lesnar by pinfall
After the match, Tuth checks on Kofi. As he does, Brock makes his way back into the ring, and Truth looks scared, and motions for Lil' Jimmy to get behind him. Brock smiles and holds his hand out to Truth, saying he means no harm. Truth grabs it and smiles, raising Brock's hand. Brock, however, pulls his arm and lifts him up, planting him with another emphatic F5! The crowd roundly boos him as he leaves.
A highlight reel? YES! YES! YES!
We come back to Raw, and a promo for Friday Nite SD airs, hyping a Y2J Highlight Reel!
Interesting to say the least. I would've liked Woods sending a message to Foley during the match - using Mr. Socko for example, but I enjoyed the victory over Bourne. Nice post match promo as well, ending with Foley declining Wood's challenge of a match - before being attacked. I'm interested to see if Foley uses legal action as an excuse
Next up, we see Evan Bourne in the ring, ready for action.
Xavier Woods comes out, and is greeted with loud boos after his despicable actions last week to Foley.
Match 2: Xavier Woods vs. Evan Bourne
Finish: Bourne goes for AirBourne, but Woods gets the knees up, and when Evan recovers, he hits the Culture Shock for the win!
Winner: Woods by pinfall
After the match, Woods gets on the mic and announces that last week, Mick Foley showed no regrets at costing him the TV Title. But unlike Punk, he doesnt get his rematch! He says that there will be awesome Consequences for Foley's actions, and he challenges him to a match at No Way Out! And not just any match, a no holds barred match! Foley arrives out to big cheers, and says that he respectfully declines Woods' offer of a match. He tries to leave, but Woods hits him with the mic, and beats him down. He sits down, and says that if Foley doesnt accept by next week, he will make his life a living hell! He leaves the ring,and a minute after, Foley is carted out.
Great match, and great post match attack. This Miz and Morrison feud is going to be very interesting to say the least.
Next up, we have advertising promos for Snickers and Cadburys, and JR announces that the No Way Out theme will be....
We return from a ad for NWO, to see John Morrison and Tyler Reks in the irng, ready for their match.
As the match is a couple of minutes gone, we go to an ad break with Morrison on top.
We return to see Reks fighting back, after a huge suplex during the break.
Match 3: John Morrison vs. Tyler Reks
Finish: Reks is on top for a while, giving Morrison a decent fight, but Morrison reverse a PowerBomb into a DDT. He sets him up and hits a huge running Knee to the skull. He goes for the cover, and gets a two count. He gets out of the ring, and climbs to the top rope. As he gets there, however, The Miz races down with a chair. He pulls Reks out of the ring, and cracks the chair against his skull, costing Jo-Mo the match!
Winner: Reks by DQ
After the match, Miz looks to attack Morrison with the chair also, but John dropkicks him and the chair connects with Miz. He sets him up for a StarShip Payne, but Miz scampers to sfety at the top of the ramp, smirking at Jo-Mo.
JR comments that at No Wya Out, Miz will finally get what is coming to him. Lawler disagrees, tellin Ross, that both he and John are fools if they think that he can defeat the Awesome One!
However, I would've liked to see a promo in this gap. They're a good way to separate matches, and extend the length of a show