WWE Raw 04/30
We are live in: Dayton, Ohio
Commentators: Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler
Raw (starring Brock Lesnar) intro starts.
John Laurinaitis comes out and heads into the ring. He talks about how he brought "People Power" to Extreme Rules and the WWE. He also brought legitimacy to Brock Lesnar, a man who beat up Cena so bad that he'll never be the same again.
Lesnar comes out and heads into the ring. He says last night he brought the pain to Lesnar.
Just as Laurinaitis is about to compliment him, WWE COO Triple H comes out and heads into the ring. He shakes hands with both men.
Laurinaitis says he's sure Triple H came out to congratulate Brock on being the new face of the WWE.
Triple H says he's out here to do what Laurinaitis can't seem to do. He adds that Brock won't hold WWE hostage anymore. The plane, limo, raise, and special treatment won't be applied to him. And the name of the show will be Monday Night Raw. Period. Nobody is bigger than the WWE. He did not approve of Laurinaitis' new contract with Lesnar.
As he takes out a piece of paper, Laurinaitis says he let him negotiate all contracts.
Triple H tears the contract to pieces. He says he knows that Brock is a business man, but he's not getting any of what was agreed last week. He does want Brock in WWE though. And the fans want to see him in a rematch with Cena, or face CM Punk, Orton, even Sheamus. If Brock doesn't want to do this, that's fine. If he wants to take his ball and walk away with his loss to Cena, he's fine with that. But he doesn't think he wants that. Forget John, it's between the two of them.
Laurinaitis tries to intervene, but Triple H tells him to shut up.
Laurinaitis says he may have to address this with the board of directors.
Triple H turns to face John, and Lesnar suddenly attacks Triple H from behind. Triple H tries to fight back, but Lesnar applies a kimura clutch. Cole is saying that he may have broken his arm. WWE Superstars and officials run into the ring to stop Brock, but he exits out of the ring. Triple H tells doctors who arrive at the scene that his arm is broken. Lesnar backs up on the ramp and goes backstage while Triple H is helped out of the ring.
Triple H is tended to by a medical team. He says he can't move his arm.
Cole and Lawler discuss how Lesnar has practically fired himself for his actions.
Eve, the administrative assistant comes out.
She says tonight there will be a "Beat The Clock" series of matches and the winner will face CM Punk for the WWE Championship at Over the Limit.
Miz comes out and heads to the ring as the first participant.
His opponent, Santino Marella, comes out.
[Beat The Clock Challenge]
Miz and Santino do some chain wrestling. Lawler informs Cole that Lesnar has been escorted out of the building. Miz tries to catch Santino offensively, but Marella keeps besting him. Soon Miz catches an opportune moment and nails Santino to the ground. Santino almost catches Miz off guard, but Miz maintains control. Miz keeps Santino on the match and gets a near fall. Santino comes back to life and lands his signature moves on Miz. A Cobra attempt backfires though and it leads toa couple near falls. Miz is soon able to catch Santino with the Skull Crushing Finale for the three count.
[Winner via pinfall: The Miz]
Up next is a Triple Threat Divas match. The Bella Twins are in the ring already.
New WWE Divas Champion Layla comes out.
[Triple Threat Divas Championship Match]
Brie and Nikki yell at each other before the match starts. Layla knocks Brie into Nikki while they bicker. Nikki falls out of the ring and Layla rolls up Brie from behind for the three count.
[Winner via pinfall and still Divas Champion: Layla]
Chris Jericho comes out for a Beat The Clock match.
Big Show comes out as Jericho's opponent.
[Beat The Clock Challenge]
Big Show uses his strength to overpower Jericho at first, but Jericho trips Show up and keeps him down with kicks. Show fights back, but misses a splash attempt. Jericho takes advantages with a Lionsault for a near fall. He tries for the Walls of Jericho, but Show counters out. Jericho gets more aggressive as the clock ticks down, but Show gets a spear. Jericho goes for a Codebreaker and Show counters sending them both over the top. Show is left incapacitated while Jericho beats the 10 count. However, he misses beating the clock by one second.
[Winner via count out: Chris Jericho]
Brodus Clay comes out for a match, but doesn't hesitate to dance with his ladies first.
His opponent, JTG, shakes his head and steps into the ring.
JTG goes for the first shot, but Brodus catches him and punches the air out of him. He slams him around the mat a bit, but JTG manages to clip Brodus' leg. It doesn't stop Brodus from headbutting and splashing JTG. Brodus with a splash and it's over.
[Winner via pinfall: Brodus Clay]
Brodus and the ladies dance again, and are joined by a couple kids from the audience.
Lawler and Cole talk about what occurred earlier tonight and show a clip of when Triple H got his arm broken by Lesnar. Triple H was taken to a nearby medical facility to get his arm checked.
Later tonight, Laurinaitis and Cena will address Cena's future face to face.
Backstage, Laurinaitis is pacing around looking upset. Eve tells Teddy to leave his office. She says that he lost Lesnar and he might get blamed for him breaking Triple H's arm, but they need a leader right now. The entire world is watching him right now. What is he going to do? Who is Cena's next opponent going to be?
Laurinaitis says he know who it's going to be, and Cena's not gonna like it.
Randy Orton comes out and heads into the ring for a Beat The Clock match.
Vickie Guerrero comes out and introduces Orton's opponent, Jack Swagger.
Swagger and Vickie head to the ring.
Swagger and Orton go back and forth to start things off. It looks like Orton is going to gain an advantage, but Swagger capitalizes with a Swagger Bomb. Swagger goes for the Gutwrench Powerbomb, but Orton counters with the backbreaker. Orton tries to gain a winning advantage, but Swagger clips Orton's leg. He keeps Orton down against one corner of the ring. Swagger with a modified submission hold followed by a pin attempt. Orton suddenly gains a second wind and hits his signature moves. Orton goes for RKO, but Swagger counters with the anklelock. Orton counters the lock, hits the RKO and gets the three count with seconds left on the clock. Orton is now the clock leader.
[Winner via pinfall: Randy Orton]
Tonight, Laurinaitis will name Cena's next opponent at Over The Limit.
Next, Primo and Epico defend the Tag Team Championships against Kofi Kingston and R-Truth
Priomo, Epico, and Rosa Mendes come out for their match.
R-Truth comes out first for his team followed shortly thereafter by Kofi Kingston.
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Primo jokingly kicks "little Jimmy" which ticks off Truth. Truth unleashes a series of moves until sending Primo over the top.
News has also been given that Triple H's arm has indeed been broken.
Epico is dominating over R-Truth at the moment. He and Primo go for a double team, and Truth tries to fight back, but Primo catches Truth with a dropkick and keeps him down. Primo with a rest hold, and Truth evens thinks out with a jumping side kick. Primo tags. Truth tags. Kofi springboards in with a clothesline. Kofi gets offensive on Primo and he hits the Boom Drop. He goes for Trouble in Paradise, but Epico and Rosa distract him. Truth hits Primo with a jawbreaker on the ropes allowing Kingston to hit Trouble in Paradise and get the three count.
[Winners via pinfall and new Tag Team Champions: Kofi Kingston and R-Truth]
Up next, Kane and The Great Kahli face as the Beat The Clock challenge continues.
Primo and Epico are arguing with each other backstage. Abraham Washington appears and tells them they wouldn't have lost those title if they had invested in him and goes on to explain.
In the ring, Kahli is dancing as he awaits his opponent.
Kane then comes out as his opponent.
Kane starts off with power punches, but Kahli gets Kane in the corner and chops him. Kahli keeps Kane at bay until Kane dropkicks Kahli's leg. Kane keeps Kahli down with a headlock and punches to the head. Kane goes up high and catches him for a two count. Kahli musters some offense on Kane with under a minute to go. Kahli with the chop to the head, but Kane exits the ring. Kahli goes after him and Kane fights back. He puts Kane in the ring and Kahli goes in as well. Kane and Kahli go for chokeslams, but the clock runs out.
[Match ends due to time running out]
Kane chokeslams Kahli out of frustration and leaves.
Daniel Bryan is heading to the ring for the final Beat The Clock Challenge
Daniel Bryan comes out and heads to the ring for his match.
Jerry Lawler comes out as his opponent.
Lawler and Bryan tie up and Bryan gets aggressive. Bryan with a near fall. Bryan continues to work away at Lawler with knees and punches, but The King fights back with stiff lefts followed by a dropkick. Bryan tries to get back momentum, but Lawler avoids and hits the fist drop off the top for a two count. He goes for the piledriver, but Bryan counters and kicks Lawler in the head before applying the Lebell Lock. Lawler taps and Bryan beats the clock. Bryan will face CM Punk for the WWE Championship at Over The Limit.
[Winner via Submission: Daniel Bryan.]
CM Punk comes out and holds the WWE Championship over his head while Bryan chants "YES!"
Up next, Cena finds out his opponent at Over The Limit.
John Cena comes out and enters the ring while wearing a sling on his injured arm.
He says that tonight Triple H felt his arm break. He thought he felt the same and would be in a hospital, but he's still here. There were no breaks, and the MRI showed no tears. Every muscle from his arm to his hand is strained, but he's still here. He's been around a long time and there's a difference between being injured and being hurt. Being injured, you're sent home. But being hurt, you're in pain but you're still here and that's what he is.
John Laurinaitis comes out and heads into the ring.
Cena introduces John and the fans boo heavily. He guesses that his new scheme is that he got Cena "Zeus" from No Holds Barred as his opponent.
Laurinaitis says no. When he made Lesnar the new face of the WWE, he was trying to motivate him.
Cena says you motivate somebody by saying "way to go, sport!" What he did was hire a mercenary to take him out.
Laurinaitis said he was trying to push him to the limit.
Cena says Brock was trying to push him out the door.
Laurinaitis says he should thank him.
Cena says thank you for being able to have his head so far up his ass.
Laurinaitis says he has the power to make his life easy or difficult.
Cena calls him an idiot. He just survived an Extreme Rules match with Lesnar and he's gonna make it more difficult?
Laurinaitis is gonna put the past behind and talk about the future, Over The Limit. He introduces Cena to his opponent at Over the Limit...
Lord Tensai comes out. He heads into the ring along with his assistant. Laurinaitis then hits Cena in the back of the head with his microphone.
He says Cena's opponent at Over The Limit...is himself!
Laurinaitis, Tensai, and Tensai's assistant team up on Cena and beat up Cena. Laurinaitis kicks and stomps on Cena's arm. Tensai holds Cena's arm down on top of a step while Laurinaitis grabs a chair. He slams the chair down on Cena's arm. Laurinaitis heads back into the ring and mocking gives Cena the "you can't see me" taunt before leaving and the show comes to an end.