Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, June 3rd, 2013 (USA Network)
Location: The XL Center in Hartford, CT.
Results by Ken Hill
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
-Highlights from last week kicks off the show.
-HHH returns tonight. Also, the Shield will battle Randy Orton and Team Hell No.
-Stephanie McMahon is announced and makes her way to the ring. Stephanie says it is great to be back on Raw, but wishes it was under better circumstances. At Extreme Rules, her husband competed against Brock Lesnar in a brutal match. And then 24 hours later, against doctor's orders, competed against Curtis Axel. But she is here tonight to make an executive decision to not allow Triple H to compete tonight. She doesn't want him to jeopardize his well-being against a man that is beneath. Triple H has given his life and body for all of you, but the decision is not about you. She then says not to be selfish about this, and then…
Vince McMahon's music hits and he power struts his way to the ring. Vince and Stephanie hug, and then Vince mugs for the cameras and says the crowd is happy to see him. He is happy to see them as well, but he has a personal request to make. He asks the crowd not to boo Stephanie about this. He says she has feelings just like them, and says that they should have compassion. Triple H, well, he has given everything he possible could. Stephanie says that she loves him more than they do, and Vince agrees. Triple H is the father of his grand children, and Vince then says he will not compete. They go to leave, and then Vince asks what they want as the crowd chants for Triple H. "WHAT THE HELL DO YOU WANT FROM THAT MAN?" Vince says this is family entertainment, and not a blood sport. For the record, Kofi Kingston last week went through a table and the crowd chanted one more time. Well there will not be one more time for Triple H, not tonight or any night. Plus Curt Axel is beneath Triple H, just like the crowd is beneath Triple H.
The Shield then arrives.
Randy Orton, Kane and Daniel Bryan vs. The Shield (Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns)
Ambrose and Bryan to begin, and Bryan with rights and kicks, taking Ambrose to the corner. Snap mare and kicks by Bryan follow, tag to Kane who connects with the basement dropkick for 2. Powerslam by Kane and a cover for 2. Ambrose battles back and Rollins tags in. Rights by Kane, tag to Bryan and he hits the corner dropkick and covers for 2. Kane back in, corner clotheslines to Rollins and the sidewalk slam follows and a cover gets 2. Kane heads up top, Reigns distracts Kane, allowing Rollins to hit Kane with a dropkick and he crumples to the mat. Rollins covers for 2 as we head to a commercial break…
Back from commercial as and Rollins is working over Kane. Kane tries to battle back to his feet; does but a dropkick send shim to the enemy corner. Tag to Ambrose, rights and lefts to Kane and then head butts. Kane back with some kicks, but more head butts by Ambrose. Tag to Rollins, they try to suplex Kane, a little sloppy there but Kane suplexes both men down and now all three are down. Kane tags Orton, snap slams to Rollins and Ambrose. Hangman's DDTs to both follow! Orton is on fire; crowd loves it and now sets for an RKO. Reigns in, Orton stops that and as he tries for the DDT, Rollins makes the save and takes back control. Rollins covers and gets 2. Tag to Ambrose, and he lays the boots to Orton. He grounds him for a bit, but Orton battles back, off the ropes and a knee to the gut drops him and Ambrose covers for 2. Tag to Rollins, knee drops follow and he covers for 2. Orton fights for a tag, Reigns now tags in and stops that and just starts beating him down from the mount. Full Nelson by Reigns, Orton again fights to his feet but knees from Reigns slows his attack. Reigns keeps the hold, Orton again working to his feet, escapes and a big body shot by reigns slows Orton again. Tag back to Ambrose, he works over Orton in the corner, whips his across to the other corner and he drops from the impact. Tag back to Reigns, head butts follow and then the chinlock. Orton again has to fight to his feet, does and gets a backdrop suplex and BOTH men are down. Rollins tags in, up top and leaps off but eats a dropkick from Orton. Orton looks for a tag and gets it to Bryan. Bryan goes insane ass beating style like Friday, cleans house and destroys fools as the crowd loves it. Kicks to Ambrose, nails Rollins who was up top. He then goes up and RANA on Rollins, who then lands on Ambrose! SUICIDE DIVE to Reigns! Bryan up top and a missile dropkick to Ambrose, and that gets a CLOSE 2. No Lock applied, Rollins and Reigns make the save and it breaks down as Kane is in, kick by Rollins and a SPEAR by Reigns! Orton back in, RKO to Rollins! Tries one on Reigns, but shoved into Bryan sending him to the floor. Ambrose hits the front bulldog driver for the pin.
OFFICIAL RESULT: The Shield @ 18:00 via pin
-Del Rio vs. Langston V takes place tonight.
-Orton and Bryan argue about the loss. Orton even apologizes, and Bryan doesn't buy it. Bryan is upset because he thinks that Orton and Kane think he is the weak link and cost them the match. Kane says they respect him, but Bryan says they do not respect him and he will have another match tonight, and will beat the respect out of someone.
-Triple H arrives and is looking for Vince. He meets with Vince and Steph, and he says he will wrestle tonight. Steph calls him "Paul" and says he is not wrestling tonight. She says they went through too much the last thing, and reiterates that Axel is "not worth it." She says he will not wrestle, and Vince asks what happened to the cerebral assassin. Vince says to keep the ego out of it, and Triple H laughs at that. Triple H says he will wrestle tonight, and asks who will stop him. Vince says to not do something he may regret and hands him papers and leaves he and Steph to have a meeting.
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