Thanks to WrestlingINC.com reader Corey Batcho for sending in these results from last night’s RAW live event from the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, NJ:
Show begins at 7:30pm with Justin Roberts making his entrance. He welcomes everyone and asks the crowd to stand for the national anthem. Next, the Raw theme and intro package play followed by some intense pyro.
AJ Lee starts out the show. She says she “hates to be the bearer of bad news”, but CM Punk appears and cuts her off. He walks down the ramp with Heyman and enters the ring. He says the bad news she was going to share is that Cena is not there tonight. He brags that it is thanks to him injuring Cena. He goes on to say that he figured out why AJ is the worst GM ever, claiming it’s because “she is a woman” and “women shouldn’t be in charge of anything”. Also, he disses her being born and raised in NJ. He has bad news of his own, he won’t be competing because he has no competition and goes to exit. AJ informs him that he will defend his title in the main event against Ryback, in a Lumberjack match unless he wants to be stripped of his belt. She skips around him and then to the back. CM Punk exits, and then Justin Roberts announces the main event for later in the night.
For the first match, Santino comes out and the kids go wild. He tosses his cobra, a hat, and his pink arm bands to the crowd. His opponent is Tensai, who comes out to no crowd reaction. The match starts with Santino doing a roll toward Tensai, trying to be funny. There is some back and forth, with Santino being silly for the kids. Tensai charges at Santino, who pulls down the top rope sending Tensai to the outside. Tensai goes back in and gets some offense going. Santino comes back with a split, then a backdrop to Tensai. He grabs his cobra out of his tights and goes to strike. Tensai catches his arm and gets Santino in a sleeper. Santino tries to strike with the cobra, missing behind him several times, until he breaks free and finally hits it. He pins and gets a 3 count. Santino is the winner and the crowd pops. It was a joke of a match, more for laughs.
The commercial featuring Layla on breast cancer is shown next. Justin Roberts talks briefly about their affiliation with the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
“The next match set for one fall is for the Divas Title!” Layla is out first. (She tripped slightly coming out.) Eve is out next, looking stunning with her belt. The match opens with some typical cat- fighting and rolling around. After some back and forth, Eve offers a hand shake and is booed. Layla thinks about it, then wipes her hand on her backside and then extends her hand to Eve. Layla grabs Eve by her hand, pulls her down and spanks her, and then basically humps her over the rope to the outside. Layla goes out, but Eve attacks, throwing her back in for a failed pin attempt. Eve does a snapmare, a kick, then goes to pin again. 2 count. She then chokes Layla on the bottom rope. She climbs up in the corner and does a hangman choke to Layla, followed by a headlock. Layla fights out and gets a roll up out of nowhere. Eve kicks out. Eve reverses into a pin?2 count. Eve hits a great kick then does a booty pop standing over Layla, who trips her making Eve fall into a split. Layla performs a few takedowns, a cross body, and tries to pin again. Eve gets out and hits her finisher. 1,2,3. This match was much better than the 1st match, with a solid showing by the Divas, but didn’t get much crowd reaction. Layla is cheered as she heads to the back.
More talk of the Susan G. Komen Foundation and donations. Next match, David Otunga makes his way to the ring to no response. Once in the ring, they turn down the lights, with a spotlight on him and some corny Masters-esque music as he disrobes and poses. His opponent is Michael McGillicuty. The match was a bit boring, with a lot of show-boating from Otunga. Michael made a comeback and surprises with the win.
They show the new Brodus Clay and Snoop Dog commercial for Hot Pockets. Lame. Brodus and the Funkadactyls make their entrance, the crowd pops for it. He’s facing Jack Swagger. Glad to see Swagger again, he’s looking good. The bell rings and Brodus makes fun of Swagger by pretending to fly like an eagle. Swagger flies like an eagle on the outside, getting in the dancers’ faces. Back in the ring, they go back and forth for a bit. Swagger with an arm lock, while the crowd cheers on Brodus. Brodus hits a head but, then splashes the All American for a 3 count. The crowd jumps up, they bring kids in the ring and dance. They bow before heading out.
Justin Roberts announces an interactive fan poll. The crowd can text to vote whether Paul Heyman should be allowed at ringside during the Lumberjack match later on. It’s not looking good for Heyman so far. Now a 15 minute intermission.
Back from the break, Roberts makes a shout out to the NJ National Guard members in attendance. Damien Sandow is out next to a decent pop. He lectures the crowd. He is facing JTG. Womp womp. The crowd does chant a bit for JTG during the match though. The match was mostly a good showing for Sandow. He hit the Elbow of Disdain for a 2 count. JTG retaliates and gets a pin attempt for 2. Sandow hits his finisher out of nowhere and wins the match. He does his cartwheel and exits.
A clip of Daniel Bryan plays where he says that he is the best Tag Team Champions. Kane appears and they argue back and forth. For the next match, the Tag Titles are on the line. Bryan is out first and the crowd goes wild. He’s yelling “NO!” and rips up a “YES!” fan sign. Kane is out next. They taunt in the ring and the crowd boos Bryan and cheers for Kane back and forth, followed by a “YES!” chant. Primo and Epico finally come out accompanied by Rosa Mendes to no reaction. Rosa tripped a little. Before the bell, Daniel Bryan climbs the turnbuckle to toss his shirt to the crowd, but throws it on the floor instead teasing the fans. Kane and Epico start out. Kane dominates of course. Primo is tagged in, they go to suplex Kane, but he reverses with a double suplex. Bryan dives from the apron to outside on to Primo. Bryan and Primo end up in the ring, with a series of tags between Primo and Epico. Bryan and Epico fight and Epico pushes Kane on the turnbuckle. Kane decks him from the apron. Bryan takes advantage, and then tags in Kane. Bryan gets back in, with Kane launching Bryan into Epico in the corner. Bryan with some kicks and “YES!” cheers begin. He covers for a 2 count. Kane back in. He throws Epico around. Kane tags Bryan. Bryan goes up top, Epico ducks and he hits Kane with a double axe handle. Kane and Bryan argue and shove each other. A “hug it out” cheer starts up. They go to hug, but are interrupted with a double drop kick from the challengers. Primo gets some offense on Bryan. Epico is back in with a headlock. Bryan elbows free and tries to tag, but is pulled away. Primo gets in again. Primo hits a suplex for a pin attempt. Epico is tagged in. Bryan finally gets to Kane. Kane goes wild. He hits a sidewalk slam, for a 2 count. Kane knocks Primo off the apron and goes up top with a take down on Epico, then goes for a choke slam to be interrupted by Bryan who tags himself in. Bryan goes up top and misses a move. Kane grabs Bryan by the neck, but then choke slams Epico. Bryan taunts, and Primo surprises him with a school boy. Bryan gets out and locks in his finisher. Primo taps. “Still the Tag Team Champions….Team Hell No.” Kane and Bryan then fight over the belts. Bryan charges like a bull as Kane waves his belt around. More “YES!” chants from the fans. Kane won’t give him the belt, so Bryan acts sad, and walks away. Kane stops him, offers his belt, but then won’t let go. Kane drops both belts, and offers a hug. They hug and the crowd loves it. They raise arms and belts, but Bryan grabs Kane’s belt and runs up the ramp. Kane chases him to the back.
A package from Raw’s contract signing is shown. The crowd chants “Feed me more!”
A US Title Match follows. It’s Sin Cara vs. Antonio Cesaro. They go back and forth, with Sin Cara doing some flips, and landing a spinning head scissors sending Cesaro to the outside. Sin Cara dives out of the ring, but is caught going for a cross body. Back in the ring, Cesaro gains control. The champ hits a sweet back breaker to Sin Cara, followed by a chin lock on the mat. Sin Cara fights out and flips into a roll up. He does a back hand spring elbow. Another roll up. Cesaro throws Sin Cara in the air and hits him with an elbow. He pins for a 2. Cesaro is frustrated. Sin Cara tornadoes around Cesaro, and flips Cesaro out of the ring again. Sin Cara dives out again on to the champ. Back in the ring Sin Cara hits a splash for a 2 count. He kicks Cesaro in the head, goes up top and misses a senton. Cesaro strikes with his neutralizer. Cesaro is the winner and still the US Champion. He exits with a lot of heat.
Roberts thanks crowd. Last, is the Lumberjack title match. Punk and Heyman are out first to a huge pop. He rips 2 signs before entering the ring. AJ comes out next and announces the result of the poll. Paul Heyman is banned from ring side. He jumps and tantrums in the ring. Referees escort him out up the ramp. Punk grabs a mic. He calls this a conspiracy, and disrespect. He calls a fan “fat man”. He tries to refuse to compete, but Ryback’s music hits, stopping him. The crowd is loving Ryback. The Lumberjacks come out next. They are all the stars recycled from the other matches of the night. There’s “Feed me more!” chants. CM Punk yells to “shut up!” Ryback definitely got the biggest reaction of the night.
Punk tosses his shirt to the Lumberjacks instead of the fans. Antonio Cesaro catches Punk’s shirt, and excitedly puts it on. The bell rings and the 2 men have a stare down. They exchange shoves, until Punk is shoved down into corner. The Lumberjacks seem really into it, except Tensai who looks disinterested. Punk is sent to the outside and the ‘good guys’ throw Punk back in. Ryback lifts Punk above his head and hits a military press. He whips Punk to corner, knocking Punk down. He then whips the champ into other corner. Punk is knocked out of the ring again, and the ‘bad guys’ gently send him back in. Ryback hits a scoop slam. Punk fights back with knees, but runs into a boot. Punk gets back and hits a clothesline from up top. Some back and forth. Ryback runs into a dropkick. Punk goes up top again coming down with a fist. Up top again, hitting a double axe handle. CM Punk taunts. Punk goes up top again, but this time Ryback catches him, ramming him into the corner. Punk turns it around with a roll up. Punk with a head lock on the mat. Ryback fights out and connects with a back drop. Both men are down. They get back to their feet and Punk gets some blows in. He chops Ryback and the crowd yells “WOOO!” Ryback becomes angry, and hits a powerful clothes line. He flapjacks the champ. Next a power slam. “Feed me more!” chants start up again. Ryback hits another strong running clothesline. Ryback goes for his finisher, but Punk reverses. Punk goes for a kick that is reversed. Punk is slammed down and pinned for a 2 count. Punk got his foot on the rope. Ryback beats on some of the Lumberjacks. Punk grabs his belt and bashes Ryback. The ref calls for the bell. Ryback is announced winner by disqualification.
The Lumberjacks start fighting and take it up the ramp to the back. Punk gets on the mic, hyping himself and announces himself still the WWE Champion and “Best in the World”. He heads up the ramp, but Kane and Bryan appear and throw him back in the ring with Ryback. Ryback lands his shellshock. They hit his music and he plays to the crowd. He grabs a mic, and says that the title will be his at Hell in a Cell.
Justin Roberts closes the show and says goodnight.
Corey Batcho contributed to this article.