WWE RAW Results (4/12) - New Champion + Bret Hart!
By Ryan Clark | April 12, 2010 |
The Miz (w. The Big Show) vs. David Hart Smith (w. Tyson Kidd & Natalya
We're joined in progress out of the break with Smith taking Miz down with a go behind. Miz elbows free of the wastelock, but runs into a shoulderblock. Smith charges at Miz in the corner but runs into a boot, he catches Miz with a backdrop however to keep control. Natalya gets a smack in from the floor, and Smith picks up Miz with his father's trademark delayed vertical suplex for two. Miz fights back with a few boots to the side of the head, and rams Smith face first into the top buckle. Miz hits a top rope double axehandle for two, and hammers Smith with a series of elbows. Miz grabs a rear chinlock, but after coming free Smith exchanges blows with him. Smith gets the better of it with a series of clotheslines, and a powerslam picks up two. Miz comes back with a small package for two, but Smith delivers a belly-to-belly for two of his own. Smith charges into the corner, but that is dodged by Miz who follows with a running clothesline. Miz heads to the top rope, but jumps into a vicious big boot from Smith. Smith locks in the sharpshooter, but Big Show offers a distraction and gets dropkicked off. Kidd tries to help out but gets hammered, and thrown in the ring to distract the official. Smith goes for the running powerslam, but with the ref tending to Kidd Show delivers a kidney punch to break that up. Miz connects with the skull crushing finale, and picks up the win at 5:17. My guess is that Bret lives up to his end of the bargain, but whoever the guest host is gives the Harts a title shot anyway.
Winner: The Miz (Pinfall-Skull Crushing Finale **1/4)
-After a recap of last week's main event we're joined by Otunga and Batista chatting. Batista says a LMS match can be pretty rough, and he's a little tired this week. Batista tells Otunga to get him a cup of coffee, and then he runs into the Hoff. Hoff says he didn't invite Otunga here, but rather John Cena did. So Hoff arranged a match between Cena and Otunga tonight. He asks KITT how long it thinks it will take Cena to win, and it estimates 22 seconds.
Evan Bourne vs. Carlito
Carlito gets a jobber entrance. AGAINST BOURNE. That's how far he's falling. Carlito takes control early and fires Bourne into the top buckle. Bourne comes back with a spinning headscissor, and delivers a series of kicks. Carlito catches a boot and slams Bourne down to the mat before delivering a series of boots. Carlito grabs a rear chinlock, and when Bourne comes free Carlito delivers a boot to the head for another two. Carlito hits a back suplex for two, and hammers down Bourne in the corner. Bourne comes back with a series of kicks, and dodges a springboard back elbow. Bourne delivers a hurracanrana, and hits a running dropkick to a seated Carlito in the corner. Carlito comes back to hiptoss Bourne into the top buckle. Carlito goes for the backstabber, but Bourne blocks it and follows up with Air Bourne to pick up the win at 3:48. Fantastic match for the limited time they got.
Winner: Evan Bourne (Pinfall-Air Bourne **1/2)
John Cena vs. David Otunga
Wow, Cena nearly gets booed out of the building as he makes his entrance. Silly Brits. Batista wearing the preppy look tonight will be watching from the stage. Cena takes Otunga down with a single leg, and grabs a side headlock. Cena switches to a wristlock, and grabs a full nelson before taking him over with a snap mare. Cena grabs a rear chinlock, and goes back to the armbar. I find it hilarious that this crowd just seemingly is BEGGING to start a pointless "you can't wrestle" chant or something, and can't because of the way this is booked. Otunga hits a right hand, and that's a mistake because Cena dominates with a series of fistacuffs. Cena hits a pair of suplexes, and fires Otunga away calling for Batista to come to the ring. Cena turns around long enough to destroy Otunga with a clothesline, and lock in the STF for the tap out at 3:09. Dave turns his back while Cena locks in the move. This was a complete squash. Dave gets all angry and is ready to come to the ring, but has to rip his sweater vest off first. Because nothing says bad ass like a sweater vest. Dave calls for the spotlight, and screams that he will say when before leaving.
Winner: John Cena (Submission-STF *)