|By Marc Middleton | January 15, 2013 | Comments|
- We're live from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas as Michael Cole welcomes us. We go right to the ring and Vince McMahon is waiting. Vince talks about RAW's success over the years and thanks the fans. He announces John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler in a steel cage for tonight. He also plugs The Rock's Rock Concert. Vince is interrupted by Big Show and out he comes.
Show says everyone needs to wait because the travesty that happened to him on SmackDown needs to be addressed. Vince says he doesn't like being told what to do and doesn't like being interrupted. Vince picks on Show for losing the World Heavyweight Title. Vince airs the footage from SmackDown where Alberto Del Rio won the title.
Show says he wasn't prepared for a Last Man Standing match and blames Booker T. Show wonders if Booker was trying to make Del Rio a hero to the Latinos. The crowd boos Show. Show says Booker is jealous of him. Vince asks Show what he wants done about it. Show wants Del Rio stripped of the title. The music hits and out comes Ricardo Rodriguez and Alberto Del Rio to a big pop.
Del Rio says Show comes off very small. Del Rio says instead of complaining to Mr. McMahon, do something about it. Del Rio proposes a rematch for tonight. Show says no and the crowd chants si. Show says he wasn't prepared on Friday and isn't prepared tonight. Del Rio tells Show to show some balls for once in his life. JBL and Jerry Lawler are on commentary with Cole tonight by the way. Show says he's not going to waste his rematch tonight. Show wants the match at the Royal Rumble. Show says people won't be talking about the Rumble winner, CM Punk or The Rock. They're going to be talking about him. Show tells Del Rio to enjoy his 15 minutes of fame. Del Rio calls Show a fat jackass. Show asks Vince if he's ok with how Del Rio is acting. Ricardo and Del Rio have a present for Show now. RR picks up a bucket and Show warns him. Ricard tosses a bunch of confetti on Show and they laugh at him. Show goes after RR but Del Rio stops him. The brawl and Del Rio hits a hurricanrana. Del Rio with a kick to the head that sends Show out of the ring. Vince introduces Del Rio to the crowd as he celebrates.
- The announcers hype Rock's concert and tonight's steel cage match. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see highlights from when Bob Barker hosted RAW.
Wade Barrett vs. Randy Orton
We go to the ring and Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett is in the ring. Randy Orton is out next to a big pop.
They lock up and Orton takes it to the corner. Back to the corner and Barrett works Orton over in the corner. Barrett ducks a clothesline and Orton hits a Thesz Press. Barrett goes to the floor but Orton follows. Barrett gets his face slammed into the announcers table. Orton back drops Barrett on the fan barrier and brings him back in for a 2 count. Orton stomps away now. Barrett gets dumped back to the floor as we go to commercial.
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