Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, April 29th, 2013 (USA Network)
Location: The Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio
Results by Ken Hill
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
We are LIVE from Columbus, Ohio in front of a raucous crowd, as Alberto Del Rio's music hits and out comes Del Rio and Ricardo...who's got zubaz pants on! Apparently made by Teddy Long (No tag match, playa? Shocker!), Ricardo, Zeb Coulter and Big E. Langston will compete in a triple threat, representing the three men in the World Title match, and the winner will have their representative make the stip pick for Extreme Rules...methinks Uncle Zeb better make tracks.
Triple Threat Match: Big E. Langston vs. Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Zeb Coulter
Langston looks like he's eying his next meal. Zeb goes to the apron, leaving Big E to face off with Ricardo. Big E catches Ricardo and runs over him with a big shoulder. Big E with a big forearm to the chest. Ricardo fights back with a kick and some punches. He tries to run away but Big E grabs him for big rib breakers over his knee. Big E with body shots in the corner now. Big E has words with Zeb. Big E runs and spears Ricardo in the corner. Big E tosses Ricardo across the ring. Ricardo jumps and Big E runs into the ring post! Ricardo with kicks and punches to Big E now. Zeb comes in and gets some shots in on Big E. Ricardo and Zeb double team him. Ricardo reminds him that they're enemies. Big E runs over Ricardo again as Zeb watches.
Zeb pushes Big E away and beats up Ricardo. Big E backs Zeb up and he falls down, faking a knee injury. The man was in a war, dammit! Jack Swagger runs in and tends to Zeb. Ricardo with a kick to Big E. Ricardo tosses his towel can onto Big E and it does nothing. Ricardo, youz a dead man. Big E lays Ricard out with a big belly to belly suplex. Alberto Del Rio comes in and hits Big E with his enziguri. Dolph Ziggler takes out Del Rio. Swagger sends Ziggler to the floor. Big E sends Swagger to the floor but tumbles out with him. Zeb steals the pin and covers Ricardo but AJ Lee breaks the pin. These are triple threat rules, so no DQ. Ricardo rolls up Zeb for the win! Alberto gets the pick!
Winner: Ricardo Rodriguez
John Cena and Ryback are scheduled to team up against the Shield tonight. Despite an Achilles injury over the weekend, Cena has been cleared to compete tonight. Before that, Cena will make a special presentation for World Wish Day NEXT!
We get a quick recap of the end to the triple threat match.
Back from the break and we get a video of John Cena granting a wish on Today earlier this morning. We come back to the arena and out comes Cena with several kids and their parents from Make-A-Wish. Cena talks about World Wish Day and introduces Jacob, Nicholas and Logan. He says their wish was to come watch RAW. Cena encourages fans to visit Wish.org/WWE and help out. Cena says tonight, they're making these three kids honorary WWE Superstars. Cena introduces the three newest WWE stars. Jacob's name he chose is The Eliminator, Nick's name he chose was Nick The Stitch and Logan's name he chose was Lightning Logan. The crowd cheers and Cena gets them to cheer louder for the three kids. Cena thanks the fans and that's it.
Coming up next, "The Viper" Randy Orton is in action NEXT!
As we come back from break, Orton's breaking out his classic "Release the Doves" pose as Cody Rhodes anxiously awaits the bell.
Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes
Orton with a headlock takeover to start. He and Cody exchange some holds. Orton fights out but Cody drops him with a shoulder. Back and forth but Orton drops Cody with an elbow. They lock up again and trade holds. Cody works on the arm and takes Orton to the corner. Orton tosses Cody to the floor but he skins the cat ala HBK. Cody brags, but turns around to a dropkick. Orton taunts Cody and dropkicks him again. Orton with a 1 count. Orton keeps control and works Cody over.
Orton stomps away on Cody. Cody pulls Orton head-first into the turnbuckles and turns it around. Cody works Orton over in the corner now. Orton turns it around and hits a suplex for a 2 count. Orton keeps the attack on Cody and covers for another pin attempt. Cody turns it around and drops Orton with a dropkick for a 2 count. Cody with kicks. Orton comes back with a clothesline. Cody goes to the floor but Orton chases him and hits another. Orton brings it back in the ring but Cody blocks the second rope DDT. Cody comes in but blocks an surprise RKO attempt. Good chemistry as can be expected between these two. Orton stares a shocked Cody down as we go to commercial.
Orton assaults Cody on the outside and rolls him back in, but gets caught with a NICE Disaster Kick which knocks Orton off the apron and he looks to be out of it. Cody rolls him back in for a near fall. Cody jackknifes him for another 2 count. Cody keeps Orton down with more stomps and gets a 2 count. Orton tries to fight out of a rear chin lock, but Cody counters the suplex into a Goldust uppercut for another near fall. Orton shoves Cody into a corner, but Rhodes gets a boot up and hits an sledge to the back of Orton's neck for a 2 count. Cody takes his time going back up top and Randy stops him. Orton up top and preens to the crowd before hitting a BIG vertical superplex for a close near fall. Orton starts to fire up with clotheslines and the powerslam. Snakebite DDT connects! RK..NO! Cross Rhodes! 1...2..Thr-KICKOUT! Rhodes is absolutely livid. He shouts down to Orton that it's over. He goes for another Disaster Kick...RKO! OUT! OF! NOWHERE! Three count! Great match!
Winner: Randy Orton
Matt Striker in the ring with Orton post-match. Striker questions if Show's betrayal following their match at Mania still haunts Orton. Randy says it actually fuels him, because he's never felt more focused... (Continues on next page)