WWE RAW Post-Show Report + WWE’s Return To Chicago


Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer

— It was announced at RAW that WWE will return to Chicago, IL for the WWE Payback pay-per-view. Tickets will go on sale Saturday March 8th at 12:00PM local time. Prices range from $25-$500.

Thanks to Rob McCarron for this report from the RAW post-show:

Daniel Bryan Gets Help

This backstage pass began where Raw left off, with Bryan down and out thanks to Triple H and Batista. Batista, Kane, and Orton were back in the ring admiring their work when Big Show and John Cena both came down to assist D-Bry. The trio took out all three foes, leaving Orton alone in the ring as the good guys surrounded him. They took turns beating up Orton to the delight of the crowd.

Lots of Discussion on Things Other Than CM Punk

Renee Young interviewed Stephanie, who said that Hunter was not accepting Bryan’s challenge for Mania.

Byron Saxton looked to Curtis Axel for reaction from tonight. Axel said he didn’t care about Daniel Bryan He offered his services to the Authority if they needed someone to take care of the light work. Titus ONeil said Bryan got what he deserved. Titus said he was HUNGRY.

Back to the panel, Josh asked how Bryan keeps getting the crowd reactions he gets if he’s such a B+ player. Jim Duggan said that the Authority wouldn’t be going after Bryan so hard if they really thought he wasn’t a threat.

They did the hype job for Main Event tomorrow, featuring two main events. Daniel Bryan vs Kane, plus the Usos defending the tag titles against the Outlaws, takes place tomorrow night on WWE Network.

Backstage, Byron Saxton from the WWE App earlier, got a word with the celebrating tag champs.

Guess what. Aaron Paul was on the show. And Dolph Ziggler got a win. Bizarro world. Renee Young got a word with Aaron Paul, who was excited to be at Raw tonight. He put over the wrestling world as being a kick ass family.

Big Show returns to the ring on Smackdown this week.

Backstage Pass ended with the Paul Heyman promo, or at least the last bit. Basically, they cut out all the CM Punk talk, and focused on the Undertaker talk. Brock vs Taker at Mania is on!

No CM Punk discussion at all. Much like Raw, how they ignored Punk’s name after Paul & Brock got the obligatory mention out of the way early in the show.

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