My Fantasy WWE: 01/07/2013 Monday Night Raw
Here we go for another edition of My Fantasy Raw.
Last week, CM Punk defeated Ryback, (due to interference from Mark Henry), to earn a WWE title match with Wade Barrett at Vengeance. How will this rivalry develop in the coming weeks? And why did Mark Henry cost Ryback the match?
Let's find out.
- Intercontinental Champion The Miz defeated Zack Ryder (with World Tag Team Champion Ted DiBiase & Drew McIntyre and Divas Champion AJ Lee) in a non title match (Time of contest - 11:14) Miz wins with the Skull Crushing Finale despite attempted intereference from The Money Makers.
- Backstage Segment: The WWE Champion Wade Barrett is shown walking backstage. Mark Henry approaches him. Henry says "You're welcome" before casually walking off. Barrett is left confused.
- In Ring Segment: Paul Heyman, who is with Curtis Axel and Roman Reigns, says Team Hell No don't know what they have let themselves in for at Vengeance.
- Daniel Bryan (with Kane) defeated Roman Reigns (with Paul Heyman & Curtis Axel) (Time of contest - 10:25) Bryan wins with the Yes! Lock.
- Backstage Interview: Scott Stanford asks Sheamus about his defeat to Mark Henry last week and what it means for his career. Before Sheamus can answer, Fandango and Summer Rae interrupt. Fandango makes fun of Sheamus' loss to Mark Henry last week as well as his recent misfortune. This angers Sheamus, who attacks Fandango.
- Backstage Segment: General Manager John 'Bradshaw' Layfield is standing with The Prime Time Players, Hunico & Camacho, The Great Khali & Tensai and Damien Sandow & Jack Swagger. He tells them they compete in a Fatal 4 way match next week with the winning team earning a World Tag Team Championship match at Vengeance.
- Sheamus defeated Drew McIntyre (with Ted DiBiase, Zack Ryder & Divas Champion AJ Lee) (Time of contest - 07:24) Sheamus wins with the Brogue Kick in a dominant performance.
- After the match, Fandango runs to the ring. Sheamus disposes of him. The Money Makers then triple team Sheamus. Fandango re-enters the ring. He hits a diving leg drop from the top rope before dancing over Sheamus.
- In Ring Segment: CM Punk and Paul Heyman enter the ring. Punk says he will win back what's rightfully his at Vengeance. Wade Barrett interrupts. He says he beat Punk to win the WWE title and will do it again at Vengeance. Punk says Barrett can't beat him when he's standing. The only reason he beat him was because he took advantage of an unprovoked attack from Ryback. The two exchange words, including trading blows over Punk taker over The Nexus from Barrett in 2011. The two go nose to nose.
- Backstage Interview: Ryback angrily tells Scott Stanford he doesn't know why Mark Henry attacked him last week. The only reason he can thing of is Mark Henry must be jealous of him because he's a much more dominant monster than Henry's ever been.
- In Ring Segment: Ryback says he doesn't care that he already has a scheduled match, he wants Mark Henry right now. His scheduled opponent David Otunga comes out instead.
- Ryback defeated David Otunga (Time of contest - 02:10) Ryback destroys Otunga with ease, blatently taking out his frustration with Mark Henry on Otunga. Ryback wins with Shell Shocked.
- After the match, Ryback calls out Mark Henry again. This time Henry comes out to the stage. Henry says he cost Ryback his match last week because Ryback has embarrassed him over and over again for the past six months. Everyone keeps telling him he can't beat Ryback. Henry goes on to say he will show the world he can beat Ryback at Vengeance. Ryback says why wait until Vengeance. Henry begins walking down the ramp before changing his mind and backing away. Ryback picks up a staggering David Otunga and hits Shell Shocked on him before yelling at Henry.
- Backstage Segment: Kane congratulates Daniel Bryan on his win over Roman Reigns earlier in the night. Bryan wishes Kane luck in his match with the WWE Champion Wade Barrett tonight.
- Tamina Snuka defeated Natalya, Nikki Bella, Brie Bella and Alicia Fox in a battle royal to become the #1 contender to the Divas Championship (Time of contest - 06:37) Tamina wins by last eliminating Natalya. Tamina faces AJ Lee for the Divas title at Vengeance.
- WWE Champion Wade Barrett vs Kane (with Daniel Bryan) in a non title match ended in a No Contest (Time of contest - 10:02) With both Barrett and Kane down in the ring, CM Punk, Curtis Axel and Roman Reigns charge the ring with Paul Heyman directing orders. Punk, Axel and Reigns take out Barrett, Kane and Bryan.
- The show ends with CM Punk holding the WWE title over Wade Barrett with Curtis Axel and Roman Reigns standing either side of him and Paul Heyman applauding outside the ring.
Here are the match results:
- Intercontinental Champion The Miz defeated Zack Ryder in a non title match
- Daniel Bryan defeated Roman Reigns
- Sheamus defeated Drew McIntyre
- Ryback defeated David Otunga
- Tamina Snuka defeated Natalya, Nikki Bella, Brie Bella and Alicia Fox in a Battle Royal to become the #1 contender to the Divas Championship
- WWE Champion Wade Barrett vs Kane in a non title match ended in a No Contest