WWE RAW Results (4/5) - Otunga-Cena, Swagger-Orton!
By Ryan Clark | April 05, 2010 |
-Recap of the HBK retirement speech last week. Complete with HHH and HBK's gayest hetero hug since Rocky and Apollo in Rocky III.
-The announcers sell that HHH wanted to do more for Shawn, but Sheamus robbed him of the opportunity (despite that he came out at the end showing no ill effects), and that leads to a recap of what happened earlier on.
Jack Swagger vs. Randy Orton
Swagger attacks early with a boot to the midsection, and drives a shoulderblock into Orton in the corner. Swagger whips Orton to the corner and hits an avalanche. Orton whips again, but a second avalanche misses and Orton delivers his signature stomps. Orton connects with a kneedrop for two before pounding Swagger down in the corner. Swagger comes back with a double leg takedown, and a clothesline sends Orton to the floor as we head to break.
We return with Orton battling back with a series of European Upper Cuts sending Swagger to the floor. Orton slides out and connects with a clothesline on the floor before firing him back inside. Swagger catches Orton coming in dropping him on the top rope, and a shoulderblock sends Orton crashing to the barricade. Swagger goes out after him and fires him into the ringsteps. Back inside they go as Swagger hits a back suplex for a two count. Swagger sets up for a suplex that connects for two, and locks in the abdominal stretch. Orton is able to fight free, but Swagger attempts to go right back to it. Orton fights him off and sends him crashing to the floor, and then catches him coming inside with a boot to the face. That sets up the hangman's DDT for two as Swagger gets his foot on the bottom rope. Orton delivers a pair of clotheslines, and a powerslam. Orton hits the inverted backbreaker, and calls for the RKO. Swagger counters the RKO and hits a big boot for two. Swagger delivers a Vader Bomb for a two count, so he follows up with a second. Swagger goes for the Gutwrench, but Orton counters and connects with the RKO at 10:50. Great match, but I don't like the result at all. Swagger needed this one a hell of a lot more than Orton did.
Winner: Randy Orton (Pinfal-RKO ***1/4)
Back from the commercial and out comes The Miz and Big Show to defend their titles for the second time tonight. Out next comes David Otunga to the NXT theme song. Not much of a reaction for Otunga from the crowd. Out next is his partner John Cena. Cena and Miz start things out again. Cena tags in Otunga early and they continue the beatdown on Miz. Cena is tagged back in. He unloads on Miz and hits the bulldog for a 2 count.
Show takes advantage of the ref being distracted and decks Cena. Miz mounts Cena with rights and gets a 2 count. Show comes in and goes to work on Cena. Cena starts fighting back with rights. Cena goes for a big shoulder block but Show knocks him out of mid-air. Show puts his boot down on Cena's chest and applies the pressure. Miz gets in a cheap shot as the ref is distracted. Show puts a big knee down on Cena's throat now. Another cheap shot by Miz. Show with body shots. Miz is tagged back in and he hits Cena with a shoulder in the corner. Miz hits the big running clothesline in the corner for another 2 count.
Miz with a headlock on Cena now as Otunga waits for the tag. Cena finally fights out of the hold but Miz puts a knee in his back. They both clothesline each other and go down. Otunga reaches for the tag and Cena goes for it. As Cena goes for the tag, Otunga hops off the apron and to the floor, laughing. Show is tagged in. He drops Cena with the knockout punch for the pinfall and the win.
Winners: Big Show and The Miz
- After the match, Show and Miz start celebrating as Otunga walks off smiling. Batista comes down to the ring where Cena is still laid out. Batista nails the Batista Bomb on Cena. Batista takes the mic and asks for his spotlight. The lights go out and the spotlight appears on him. Otunga takes the mic and says he's still the guest host and that Batista has an announcement to make. Batista is invoking his rematch clause for Extreme Rules. It will be a Last Man Standing match. RAW goes off the air with Batista standing over Cena and his music playing.