So That Happened: 06/17/13

RAW begins with RicRod who is being booed!

RicRod introduces the new World Heavyweight Champion, Alberto Del Rio!

Alberto Del Rio asks the WWE Universe about their weekends then mentions the movie Man Of Steel. Del Rio thinks that instead of focusing on a Man Of Steel, the WWE Universe should focus on a man of gold, like himself. In honor of this, RicRod paraphrases the Superman Catchphrase to introduce the new World Heavyweight Champion.

Alberto Del Rio brings up the controversy surrounding the way he won the World Heavyweight Championship from Dolph Ziggler at Payback, then reminds everyone about the way Dolph Ziggler won the World Heavyweight Title from him in April. Del Rio reminds everyone about how hurt he was and the fact that everyone cheered Dolph Ziggler, a coward, instead of him.

Alberto Del Rio says he should’ve been offended, but he’s not because he heard the reaction. Del Rio says he gave the WWE Universe everything, but they never showed him the respect he deserved. Del Rio reminds us of his feud with Jack Swagger, who disrespected the Mexican Culture, but instead of people supporting Del Rio, they chanted “U-S-A!”

Alberto Del Rio calls out the WWE Universe for cheering a pig (Jack Swagger) and a coward (Dolph Ziggler) instead of him, then says that’s what America is all about: Pigs and Cowards. Del Rio says he fought for the WWE Universe for the past 5 Months and it didn’t get him anything. Last night, he fought for Alberto Del Rio and became the new World Heavyweight Champion. Del Rio says he’s going to be the better man in this situation and give the WWE Universe a second chance. Del Rio demands that the WWE Universe give him the respect he deserves.

After the crowd boos Alberto Del Rio, Del Rio continues to speak until CM Punk’s music hits!

CM Punk greets Alberto Del Rio and RicRod then says been a while. Punk reminds Del Rio about Punk beating him for the WWE Championship two years ago then tells Del Rio that the reason he’s out here is not because of Del Rio’s issue with these people. The reason Punk is out here is because he heard Del Rio say he was the best. Punk tells Alberto Del Rio that there’s only one Best In The World and Del Rio is looking at him. Punk tries to challenge Alberto Del Rio but Paul Heyman interrupts.

Paul Heyman tries to get CM Punk out of the proposed match, but Punk cuts him off and asks him what he’s going. Heyman tries to reason with Punk not to take this match because he’s banged up and the title won’t be on the line, but Punk doesn’t care. Punk says he’s glad Del Rio thinks he’s the best, but last night he proved that he’s the Best In The World and wants to do it again tonight. Alberto Del Rio tells CM Punk that he doesn’t want to do this, but Punk doesn’t listen. Punk throws down the challenge again.  Alberto Del Rio tries to warn CM Punk again, but they’re both interrupted by Vickie Guerrero. Vickie Guerrero tells Del Rio that he doesn’t make decisions around here then makes the Main Event for tonight: Alberto Del Rio vs. CM Punk!

Backstage: Paul Heyman apologizes to CM Punk for jumping the gun, but Punk cuts him off. Punk tells Heyman that he’s not Brock Lesnar or Curtis Axel and doesn’t need Heyman’s help to win matches. Punk reminds Heyman that he is not his client and tells Heyman that from here on out, he doesn’t want Heyman out with him at ringside. Punk tells Heyman that he will always be a Paul Heyman guy then walks off.

Match 01: Wade Barrett vs. Curtis Axel

Vickie Guerrero interrupts and tells Barrett that his rematch with Curtis Axel will have to wait because Barrett will have to face Vickie’s big surprise instead. Vickie’s surprise is….

Match 01: Wade Barrett vs. Christian

Winner: Christian

Match 02: #ScumbagSheamus vs. Team Rhodes Scholars

Damien Sandow surprises #ScumbagSheamus with a rollup!

Winners: Team Rhodes Scholars

Post-Match, #ScumbagSheamus, the sportsman that he is, Brogue Kicks Cody Rhodes

Backstage: Vickie Guerrero asks Triple H what he thought of her Main Event and thinks it’s genius. Triple H agrees then asks her what she would have done if CM Punk didn’t go out and confront Alberto Del Rio. Vickie changes the subject to Christian, but Triple H asks Vickie why it took so long to bring Christian back since Christian was cleared over a month ago.

Triple H brings up the return of Rob Van Dam, which Team Brickie tries to take credit for, but Triple H says neither one of them spoke to RVD on the phone. Triple H brings up The Shield’s dominance then tells Vickie that if they get out of hand, she needs to take control and make an example out of them, no matter how strong she needs to be. Vickie says he can count on her and Triple H tells her awesome job, then mocks her for putting 3MB in the show tonight.

Backstage: Daniel Bryan is getting ready when Kane walks up and asks if they can talk. Bryan says he’s a little busy and if Kane is here to say I told you so, Bryan doesn’t wanna hear it. Kane says he’s not here to say that, but Bryan doesn’t believe him and thinks Kane is glad that Team RK-NO didn’t win the Tag Team Championship because it proves to Kane that Bryan is still the weak link. Bryan says he’s going to prove Kane wrong tonight when he beats Randy Orton. Kane reminds Bryan that he’s not the only one that lost last night and thinks they should give Team Hell No another shot.

Daniel Bryan screams “NO!” Bryan tells Kane that he’s never going to be able to prove himself if he’s part of any team and that the only team that matters to him right now is “Team Daniel Bryan: Team DB.” Kane responds by telling Bryan that he’s acting like a “DB.”

Daniel Bryan tells Kane the only he’s going to be able to prove himself is if he does it by himself and that he needs to win the WWE Championship. Kane says he was thinking the same thing and also wants to win the WWE Championship. Kane asks if Team Hell No is done and Bryan says he doesn’t know. Kane doesn’t know either then wishes Bryan good luck tonight. Bryan asks Kane if he’s saying good luck because Bryan’s the weak link, but Kane just shakes his head and walks away.

Match 03: Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton

The WWE Universe chooses No DQ as the Stipulation for this match.

Daniel Bryan goes for his suicide dive, but Randy Orton moves out of the way. Bryan hits the barricade hard.

Randy Orton starts beating Daniel Bryan with a kendo stick.

Daniel Bryan is clearly hurt. The referee and doctor try to stop the match, but Bryan refuses.

Daniel Bryan tries to skin the cat, but Randy Orton kicks him hard.

The referee stops the match.

Winner: Randy Orton

Post-Match, Randy Orton helps Daniel Bryan up then gives him a hug.

AJ Lee Speaks:

AJ take the mic and says this is what it feels like to have it all. AJ gives us a small update on Dolph Ziggler, saying he’s not here tonight, but he’ll be back soon to share the spotlight with the Greatest Divas Champion of All Time, her! AJ says she’s always been the champion, but now she has proof. AJ tells the WWE Universe that she made Kaitlyn tap out at Payback, and although she crushed Kaitlyn’s spirit, AJ is the hero of this of this story.

AJ says she is a woman who knows how to get exactly what she wants and that is an example to women everywhere. AJ says there’s not a woman in this audience, locker room or in the whole world that is as strong, brilliant and courageous as she is. AJ says if there is a woman out there that thinks she can compare to her, she dares that person to come out right now. After no one comes out, AJ continues to brag until she’s interrupted by Stephanie McMahon’s music!

AJ greets Stephanie McMahon, calling her “bosslady” and asks if she’s here to congratulate her. Stephanie says that there’s an entire reign of Divas out there, but she wants to say her piece first. Stephanie commends AJ’s underdog story and congratulates her on her victory.

AJ is glad that Stephanie McMahon understands where she’s coming from, but Stephanie asks AJ why she perpetuates the stereotype about women being vicious, conniving, manipulative people who tear each other down instead of building them up. Stephanie tells AJ what she did to Kaitlyn was degrading to women everywhere and that it’s time for AJ Lee to start acting like a Champion. AJ agrees with Stephanie McMahon and says she should be acting more like Stephanie. AJ says instead of dating superstars, maybe she should marry one!

Stephanie McMahon tells AJ Lee if she’s so brilliant, she would’ve expected a more original insult. AJ says she’s original then calls what she did to Kaitlyn her masterpiece, but Stephanie McMahon isn’t impressed. Stephanie tells AJ that she is a McMahon and that nobody does crazy better than them, so if AJ wants to be a Divas Champion, she needs to start acting like one.

AJ Lee says she is The Divas Champion and the only reason that Stephanie out here is because AJ IS Stephanie, only younger. Stephanie covers the mic and tells AJ that she is the Divas Champion, but she can take all that away from her and if she wanted to, AJ wouldn’t have a job anymore.

Stephanie McMahon and AJ Lee have a staredown until Kaitlyn’s music plays and Kaitlyn comes out with the rest of the Divas.

Kaitlyn congratulates AJ for winning, but Stephanie takes the mic and covers it. Stephanie, still audible, tells Kaitlyn that she gets a bye due to everything she’s going through, but warns Kaitlyn and the other Divas to never interrupt her again.

Kaitlyn tells AJ that she won and got inside her head, manipulated her and humiliated her. Kaitlyn tells AJ that she broke her, and now it’s her turn. Kaitlyn charges the ring and spears AJ! Big E. Langston breaks them up and carries AJ off as she screams to Kaitlyn that she’ll never have the Divas Championship.

Match 04: Dean Ambrose vs. Kane

The Shield interferes and attacks Kane.

Winner: Kane (via DQ)

Post-Match, The Shield takes out Kane with the Triple Powerbomb.

Backstage: Vickie Guerrero tells The Shield that she told them not to interfere, but The Shield mock them and tell her to think about what she’s doing before she’s does it. Vickie Guerrero gets ready to say something but she’s interrupted by Mr. McMahon. Mr. McMahon tells The Shield that they remind them of him and to keep it up. The Shield thanks Mr. McMahon and walks off. Mr. McMahon tells Vickie Guerrero he likes The Shield, but he never liked Kane.

Zeb Colter Speaks:

 Zeb Colter walks out and tells his fellow Americans that this country is under sieged. Colter rants about government spying and foreigners then says we are at war, but sometimes causes several unusual alliances. Colter says that to prove that he and Jack Swagger are not prejudicial, they have both agreed to work with someone who is not from the United States. Colter introduces the man who embodies the American Spirit and speaks five different languages, Antonio Cesaro! Cesaro comes out and says “We The People.”

Match 05: Antonio Cesaro vs. William Regal

Winner: Antonio Cesaro

Post-Match, Cesaro drops the “Don’t Tread On Me” Flag on William Regal.

John Cena Speaks:

John Cena is getting a very strong mixed reaction, and says he loves this. Cena says everyone is here because they love WWE. Cena says everyone has their favorite Superstars and Cena has his, the WWE Universe. Cena says the WWE Universe has always been honest with him. There is a group that doesn’t like him and there is a group that every single time he goes out there, he does it for them. Cena says he is going to speaks to the group that supports him.

John Cena talks about his “horrible 2012” again and how he asked his fans to stick in with him, and they did. Cena talks about his challenges at the Royal Rumble and against CM Punk, The Rock and Ryback and how he survived all of them so now he can finally say, “THE CHAMP IS HERE!” Cena says that skeptics and critics will always be there, but to the people who hung in there, Than You.

John Cena says he’s feeling better than he’s ever felt before and can take on any challenge. Cena reminds us that Money In The Bank is four weeks away. Cena says that at Money In The Bank, he will know where his next challenge comes from. Cena has a message for the future Money In The Bank Winner: There will be no future time to cash in the Money In The Bank against him because he will always be ready.

John Cena says he knows he won’t have the WWE Championship forever, but the next person who takes it is going to have to earn it because “Our Time Is Now” and “The Champ Is Here!” Mark Henry’s music plays. Henry walks out and leaves his wrestling boots on the stage.

Mark Henry’s Retirement Speech:

Mark Henry tells John Cena that he can put his guard down . Fans start to chant for Mark Henry as he begins to tear up. Cena tries to leave, but Mark Henry wants him to stay because he has something to tell Cena, the boys and girls in the back and the WWE Universe.

Mark Henry says he respects everyone who works in this business and in this company because he knows how difficult it is. Henry says he was a seasoned veteran in 2002 when John Cena came in and that Cena is doing an awesome job. Henry gets choked up by a loud “Thank You Henry” chant then makes a joke about his salmon blazer.

Mark Henry tells John Cena that at the rate he’s going, Cena will be the greatest WWE Champion of all time. Mark Henry says he had a lot of success, but the only regret in his career was that he has never been the WWE Champion. Mark Henry officially retires from the active roster but gets cut off by a “One More Match” chant.

John Cena gives Mark Henry the WWE Championship.

Mark Henry gives the title back saying that the WWE Championship is something you have to earn. Mark Henry says that he was able to travel the world and he stands before the WWE Universe a proud man. Henry starts to talk about his family and gives a message to his wife and kids. Mark Henry is coming home.

John Cena enters the ring and raises Mark Henry’s hand but Mark Henry hits John Cena with the World’s Strongest Slam!

Mark Henry screams to John Cena, “YOU THINK IT’S THAT EASY?!” then says he has a lot left in the tank and walks up the ramp.

Mark Henry says “THAT’S WHAT I DO!” then leaves.

Backstage: Renee Young tries to talk to Mark Henry, but Mark Henry cuts her off. Henry says Renee believed just like John Cena and the WWE Universe believed. Henry says they’re all a bunch of puppets then challenges John Cena for the WWE Championship. Henry says the reason he has two boots is because he’s going to leave one of them up John Cena’s rear end.

Match 06: Heath Slater vs. Chris Jericho

Winner: Chris Jericho

Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre try and attack Chris Jericho, but Jericho lays them out with Codebreakers.

Backstage: Paul Heyman is talking with Curtis Axel until Matt Striker walks up and asks about CM Punk’s comments earlier. Heyman berates Matt Striker then switches focus over to the new Intercontinental Champion, Curtis Axel.

 Match 07: Curtis Axel vs. Sin Cara (With The Miz on Commentary)

Winner: Curtis Axel

Post-Match, The Miz does a slow clap for Curtis Axel.

Backstage: Mr. McMahon tells Vickie Guerrero and Brad Maddox that they’re doing a good job and to listen to him. McMahon asks Vickie what they’re going to do about Mark Henry and Vickie decides to make Mark Henry vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship at Money In The Bank. Stephanie McMahon barges in and tells Vickie Guerrero that the show is out of control and that Vickie needs to assert herself as a leader. Mr. McMahon tries to interject, but Triple H barges in then scolds Vickie Guerrero about The Shield, Mr. McMahon tries to interject, but Triple H says when he tells her something, he wants it done.

Triple H tells Vickie Guerrero she needs to start listening to him then walks off. Mr. McMahon tells her not to worry and that she’ll be fine as long as she listens to him. Mr. McMahon walks off and Stephanie says if she were Vickie, she wouldn’t listen to either one of them. Stephanie wraps an arm around Vickie and says she knows who to listen to.

Backstage: CM Punk is walking towards the ring but Paul Heyman stops him. Heyman says everyone is trying to stir up drama, but Heyman understands and he gets it. Heyman tells Punk that he loves him and gives him a hug. Heyman tells Punk to go get him and that he’ll be watching. As Punk walks off, Heyman calls him “The Best In The World.”

Match 08: CM Punk vs. Alberto Del Rio

Alberto Del Rio walks out of the match.

Winner: CM Punk (Via Countout)

Post-Match, Dolph Ziggler attacks Alberto Del Rio!

As soon as CM Punk gets up, Brock Lesnar’s music plays!

Brock Lesnar walks out!

Brock Lesnar grabs the mic.

Brock Lesnar drops CM Punk with the F-5!

So That Happened:

If We Could Be Serious For A Moment: 

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