So That Happened: 03/25/13

RAW begins with CM Punk and Paul Heyman walking out with the urn. CM Punk talks about The Undertaker’s undefeated streak and how people say Taker is unstoppable and unbeatable at Wrestlemania. Punk talks about the urn feeding The Undertaker power and calls all these myths stupid. Punk asks Paul Heyman and Paul Bearer who “they” are then says “they” doesn’t know what they’re talking about. Punk says everybody has opinions but the only opinion that matters is his because he turns his opinions into fact.

CM Punk says the streak should’ve ended with The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels and Triple H skipping off into the sunset, but Taker ruined it when he walked out a few weeks ago and pointed to Punk’s “Wrestlemania” signs. Punk says now The Undertaker’s streak is going to be re-written by a man that’s not afraid of the dark but by The Best In The World.


CM Punk blames The Undertaker for all of this and says he didn’t take the urn to disrespect Paul Bearer, he took the it because it matters to The Undertaker. Punk says the urn doesn’t matter to him and drops it.

CM Punk says for the first time in The Undertaker’s life, he’s at a psychological disadvantage because he’s scared. Punk says Taker could’ve gone 30-0 and 50-0 against any other Superstar, but he is CM Punk and there is nobody in the world better or smarter than him and nobody in the world that will beat him at Wrestlemania. Punk says he is the 1 in 20-1.

CM Punk calls out The Undertaker and mocks his “Rest In Peace” catchphrase. Punk says Rest is something he’s never been afforded and Peace is something he has never lived with. Punk claims at Wrestlemania, The Undertaker and his perfect record will Rest…In…Peac- GONG! The lights go out.

The lights turn back on with The Undertaker beating the shit out of CM Punk! The Undertaker beats CM Punk down while Paul Heyman runs for his life.

CM Punk eventually escapes and stands at the top of the ramp staring down The Undertaker.

Match 01: Fandango vs. ??

Fandango gets attacked by Chris Jericho then runs away.

Match 01: Dolph Ziggler vs. Chris Jericho

Winner: Chris Jericho

Post-match, Big E Langston attacks Chris Jericho. Fandango and #FandangoGirl come in the ring. Fandango dances over Chris Jericho. Fandango dances over Chris Jericho.

Fandango kicks Chris Jericho then attacks him. A “You Can’t Wrestle” Chant breaks out.

Fandango hits a Flying Leg Drop on Chris Jericho then leaves.

Backstage: Matt Striker asks Sheamus if he and Randy Orton trust The Big Show, but Sheamus gets attacked by The Shield. Randy Orton saves Sheamus but gets attacked until The Big Show makes the save.

Match 02: Mark Henry vs. The Usos


Winner: Mark Henry

Post-Match, Mark Henry continues his attack on The Usos.

Match 03: Alberto Del Rio vs. Antonio Cesaro

Jack Swagger attacks RicRod’s ankle.

Alberto Del Rio attacks Jack Swagger!

Winner: Antonio Cesaro (via Countout)

Post-match, Alberto Del Rio attacks Antonio Cesaro then puts him in the Cross Armbreaker.

Alberto Del Rio’s music plays:

Match 04: Team Hell No vs. The Prime Time Players

Dolph Ziggler, Big E. Langston and AJ Lee come out to watch the match.

Winners: Team Hell No

Post-Match, Team Hell No have a staredown with Dolph Ziggler, Big E. Langston and AJ Lee.

Triple H Speaks:

Triple H says for the first time ever, he goes into a situation for if he loses, he’s never allowed to compete in this ring again and that his career is over. Triple H says if you go to the ring facing Brock Lesnar thinking your career is not over, then you already lost. Triple H says Brock Lesnar can end your career at any moment and that is a fact. Triple H says he’s had a 20 year career and fought in this ring like his life and his career depended on it.

Triple H tells Brock Lesnar to fight like his career and life depends on it. Triple H says he’s not coming to Wrestlemania to win or to fight, he’s coming to kick Brock Lesnar’s ass.

Triple H is interrupted by Wade Barrett.

Wade Barrett comes out to wrestle, but Triple H kicks him in the balls then walks off.

Match 05: The Miz vs. Wade Barrett

Wade Barrett lands on the ropes balls first.

Winner: The Miz

Backstage: Daniel Bryan tells Kane that he needs to be focused and have his mental faculties. Kane tells Bryan to drop the “I Needs” because he knows what he’s doing. Bryan says Kane knows what he’s doing against the Prime Time Players, but Dolph Ziggler and Big E. Langston are different because they have “She Who Shall Not Be Named” with them. Bryan tells Kane he goes nuts everytime AJ’s around and the two argue until Kaitlyn interrupts them.

Kaitlyn tells Team Hell No that AJ screwed all of them over, but her advice is to move on. Bryan says it’s easy for Kaitlyn to say this since AJ hasn’t targeted Kaitlyn’s title at Wrestlemania. Kaitlyn goes over her history of dealing with AJ and her relationships while AJ lurkes and watches them. Kaitlyn tells Daniel Bryan and Kane that if they want to keep their titles at Wrestlemania, they have to accept the new AJ. Kaitlyn runs down AJ until AJ attacks her, throws Kaitlyn into a water fountain until Daniel Bryan and Kane break them up.

Match 06: The Shield vs. Zack Ryder, Justin Gabriel, The Great Khali

Winners: The Shield

Post-Match, The Shield jumps Khali then hits the Triple Power Bomb on him.

Sheamus, Randy Orton and Big Show interrupt then brawl with The Shield.


Backstage: Chris Jericho walks out of Vickie Guerrero’s office and Josh Mathews asks him what it was about. Jericho says when you’re in the WWE as long as he is, you become a target. Fandango has attacked him not once but twice and it means nothing. But Jericho says thanks to Vickie Guerrero, it is going to be Chris Jericho vs. Fandango at Wrestlemania! But now that the bullseye is on Fandango’s forehead, he will never, EVER be the same again.

Match 07: Team Rhodes Scholars vs. Brodus Clay and Tensai

Damien Sandow says he’s in the city of brotherly love. A city that is famous for greasy sandwiches and a stadium that has an actual prison in it. Sandow says fear not, Team Rhodes Scholars has a gift for Philadelphia. Cody Rhodes introduces The Bella Twins!

Naomi and Cameron attack The Bellas.

Cody Rhodes takes advantage and hits the Beautiful Disaster on Brodus Clay.


Winners: Team Rhodes Scholars

Match 08: Ryback vs. 3MB

Winner: Ryback

 Post-Match, it’s announced Ryback and Mark Henry will compete in a Weight Lifting Competition.

Match 09: AJ Lee vs. Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn tries to spear AJ but AJ Lee moves out of the way and she hits the barricade.

Winner: AJ Lee via countout

For the Spider-Man Meme Fans

John Cena and The Rock Debate:

Jerry Lawler says that John Cena and The Rock will answer questions from WWE Hall Of Famers and Superstars. Jerry Lawler introduces Booker T, Mick Foley, Dusty Rhodes then Bret Hart.

Jerry Lawler introduces The Rock then John Cena.

Jerry Lawler says that each legend will have a chance to ask a question to either The Rock or John Cena. Once that person responds, the other person can respond when they’re finished. Mick Foley is up first.

Mick Foley talks about letting The Rock down at Wrestlemania 20 and feeling regret for losing the match. Foley says he felt a weight lifted off his shoulders when The Rock beat John Cena at Wrestlemania. Foley asks Cena if he is prepared to live with the regret of losing twice to The Rock.

John Cena says April 7th will be historic because whether he wins or loses, it will change the face of the WWE forever. If he wins, he gets the WWE Championship and Redemption. Cena says last year, losing was not an option, but this year it is an option. Cena compares losing to Donovan McNabb not winning the big one and if he loses again, he will carry Cena claims he’ll carry the legacy of Donovan McNabb with him because he will never be able to win the big one.

John Cena says that he can handle failure, unlike The Rock, who has never experienced failure. The Rock responds to this by telling the sad story of Rocky Maivia and the triumphant story of The Rock

The Rock vows to whoop John Cena’s ass at Wrestlemania.

Bret Hart’s up next. Bret mentions last year’s bad blood between The Rock and John Cena and how it reminds him of himself and Shawn Michaels in Montreal. Bret says there doesn’t seem to be anymore bad blood and wants to know what happened.

The Rock says what changed was John Cena took his loss like a man and he respects that. John Cena responds by saying he respects The Rock after Rock called Cena’s bluff. Cena says in 13 days, we’ll see how The Rock handles his loss.

Booker T’s up next. Booker T says he’s the only person who fought The Rock and John Cena in the ring and wants to know why John Cena thinks he can beat The Rock. Cena says “Because I have to” and tears up.

The Rock gets mad at the answer and tells John Cena to “Wipe a monkey’s ass” with “I have to” and tells John Cena to tell the truth.

John Cena shifts gears completely and says that The Rock didn’t beat him and that he can’t beat him. John Cena beat John Cena. Cena says he made one bad decision. Cena says for 10 years he’s been coming out with half the crowd liking him while the other half hates him, but The Rock is the only person to cloud his judgment enough to make a stupid decision. Cena says he had The Rock beat and handled the best Rock delivered, but Cena screwed himself by using The People’s Elbow. Cena claims that will never happen again and this year at Wrestlemania, he’s going to do things his way on his terms because he knows he is better than The Rock and that The Rock knows he’s better than The Rock.

The Rock tells John Cena that if Cena had Rock beat, he would’ve beaten won. Rock tells his version of the story then quotes Ric Flair’s “To be the man….Wooooo! You’ve got to beat the man.” The Rock says John Cena Can’t Be The Man because he Can’t Beat The Man and he will never, and The Rock means ever, Be The Man.

Dusty Rhodes says Wrestlemania isn’t about respect or redemption, it’s about winning or losing and that there are no guarantees in this business. Rhodes says sometimes you don’t always get what you want and sometimes what you want is not always what you get. Dusty asks The Rock and John Cena what do they REALLY want at Wrestlemania.

John Cena says he wants to win The Big One and Dominate The Rock. Cena wants The Rock to be looking up at the open air sky at Metlife Stadium realizing that John Cena belongs in the WWE and that John Cena is better than The Rock. Cena wants to hand The Rock a loss so devastating that it will haunt him for the rest of his life.

The Rock says the day after Wrestlemania, he will wake up still the WWE Champion while John Cena stuffs himself with Fruity Pebbles asking himself why he couldn’t get the job done again. The Rock tells John Cena to prove The Rock and the World wrong at Wrestlemania or he could prove The Rock wrong right now.

The Rock and John Cena get face to face. John Cena does the “You Can’t See Me” taunt to The Rock but The Rock shoves him. Cena goes for the AA but The Rock counters with The Rock Bottom.

The Rock takes his title and leaves the ring, leving John Cena on the floor.

So That Happened:

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