|By Marc Middleton | February 05, 2013 | Comments|
- We get a look back at last week where Royal Rumble winner John Cena announced he will face the WWE Champion at WrestleMania before being attacked by The Shield. They show Ryback and Sheamus also getting beat down by The Shield. Up next, we will get an in-depth look at The Shield. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see Chili of TLC fame sitting at ringside.
- We get a WWE App video from Rey Mysterio talking about CM Punk. They are really pushing the WWE App tonight.
- Cole talks about The Shield and leads us into a video package looking at what Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns have done since debuting at Survivor Series.
- John Cena is shown backstage and is met with a mixed reaction. Vickie Guerrero says she heard Cena is going to the ring to call out The Shield. Vickie asks if he has a death wish. Cena mentions WrestleMania but thinks The Shield needs to be stopped first. Cena says they need to be stopped tonight and walks off.
- Cole talks about the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame and leads us into the video package for Trish Stratus. Cole teases Bruno's announcement for later.
- More hype for the WWE App and Punk's opponent. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we get a WWE App video from Chris Jericho, also talking about CM Punk. Jericho wants to know who the best in the world is and tells the fans to make it happen.
Santino Marella vs. Jack Swagger
We go to the ring and out comes Santino Marella. Booker T is out on commentary. Out next comes Jack Swagger in his return to RAW.
Swagger dominates early but Santino tries to make a comeback. Swagger hits him with a knee to the gut and a Swagger Bomb out of the corner. Swagger with the ankle lock for the win.
Winner: Jack Swagger
- After the match, Swagger goes to the announce table and asks Booker if he's impressed yet. Swagger wants a spot in the Elimination Chamber.
- Even more hype for the WWE App. Voting is now open for CM Punk's opponent. We go to commercial.
- Back from the break and Cole says too many people are trying to vote at once so there's a problem with the WWE App. They are extending the voting and opening it at WWE.com.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Cody Rhodes
We go to the ring and out comes World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio. We see some of the recent events between he and Big Show. Out next comes Cody Rhodes.
Cody strikes first and goes to work on Del Rio. Del Rio turns it around and kicks Cody in the head. Cody smacks Del Rio but gets backed into the corner with kicks and punches. Del Rio with a big running kick to the shoulder and a 2 count. Cody turns it around and works on Del Rio's knee and arm now. Cody with a headbutt and more offense in the corner. Cody charges but misses. Del Rio with clotheslines and a backbreaker. Del Rio with a big kick to the face and another 2 count.
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