People Power kicks off Raw as John Laurinaitis comes down to the ring to his music. He will allow no one to challenges his authority. I wonder who’s idea it is to have Laurinaitis start the show like this. Cena challenged his authority last week. At Over The Limit he will continue where Brock Lesnar stopped.
Justin Roberts introduces the show as Monday Night Raw starring Brock Lesnar, then introduces John Laurinaitis. People Power! Johnny comes out and cuts a promo putting over Brock Lesnar. He gushes about how Brock delivered last night, almost oblivious to the fact that Brock jobbed. Laurinaitis introduces Brock, who comes out to his music.
We start things out with the World Title rematch.
WWE Title (No DQ, No Countout)
CM Punk (c) vs. Mark Henry
Slow feeling out to start and Henry takes control with power moves. Punk rebounds with some kicks and they go back and forth. Brawling moves to the floor. Punk jumps into Henru, who catches him, and hits him against the STEEEEEEL as we head to a
We start things out with Big Johnny coming out to new music. He cuts a short promo and then shows a video of last week’s John Cena promo, which was interrupted by Brock Lesnar. Laurinaitis introduces Brock, who comes out to his music. Brock says that he is here to restore legitimacy to the WWE, which immediately prompts John Cena’s music. Cena comes out to the entrance then down to the ring, and gets in the ring. He walks up to Lesnar and slaps him in the face. Lesnar pounces and they have a pull apart brawl with tons of refs and suited officials trying to separate them. Next the lockerroom comes down and tries to separate them as well. Finally things calm and about 20 guys are holding Cena and Brock in opposite corners. Cena has his mouth bloodied up with his usual big grin, then he jumps his security and goes back after Brock. Another brawl and things calm back down again with about 40 people in the ring separating them. Lesnar breaks away from his corner and jumps at Cena and the brawl resumes. Lesnar is restrained on the floor and Cena in the ring. The wrestlers separating them are not scrubs – at least Sheamus, Mark Henry, Kofi Kingston and others are shown. Brock retreats up the ramp.
The show starts with a wrestlers meeting in the lockerroom, to be addressed by John Laurinaitis, who announces some matches for tonight. The main event will be CM Punk vs Mark Henry for the WWE Title.
THE ROCK comes out to his music.
Randy Orton & Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan & Kane
And we start with Randy Orton, who comes to the ring to his theme music. Then the others. Daniel Bryan and AJ make out before the match. Heels dominate the couple minutes before we take our first Settles into a long heat sequence on Randy Orton. Kane beating down Orton and slows it down with a headlock. Hot tag to Sheamus, and he is a house afire. Kane and Orton clear to the floor, Sheamus left with Bryan in the ring. He signals for the Brogue Kick but AJ comes into the ring and gets between Bryan and Sheamus. When the ref clears her out of the ring, Bryan ducks the Brogue Kick.
CM Punk comes out to start the show, to his music. Chris Jericho is not here this week, according to Punk. Recap shown of last week’s storyline turn where Jericho brought up Punk’s alcoholic father. Punk says it’s HIS story to tell and begins to tell his side of the story. He says his father has battled demons and he is proud that his father has beaten them for now. After a bit, Jericho appears in a suit on the Titantron – billed as live – and cuts a promo. Jericho says as Chris, he is sorry that he crossed the line and won’t bring up the father again. But then brings up Punk’s sister who is a drug addict and intimates that she is also a prostitute. Punk gets mad, curses which is muted out and says he will beat Jericho at Wrestlemania.
The show starts with “Theme of Sexy Boy” and HBK Shawn Micahels comes out with a cowboy hat. HBK chant. He wants to know what convinced Hunter to take the match with Undertaker. HHH comes out to HIS music, in a suit. They discuss who is better than who and who can end the streak. So far this is making a great case for another HHH vs HBK match (which they should do next year!). The long and short of it is that HBK will be the special guest referee at WM28. HBK’s music plays and he leaves. HHH is a grumpy suitman in the ring.
FINALLY The Rock HAS COME BACK to Raw!
When Sony launched the Playstation Vita in North America, backward compatability with PSP seemed to be far less extensive than was originally thought. At first, only 275 PSP games worked on the Vita, with PS Minis making up a substantial part of the list (a category most would agree is largely worthless). What seemed most amazing was the vast quantity of first party games that didn’t work (and continue not to work) on the next gen portable.