Show Open, Live from the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, OH
The show opens with a limo pulling in backstage at the US Bank Arena. Out steps Triple H, and Cole says the atmosphere is about to change. Roll the Raw intro and pyro out in the arena. Cole hypes that we’re six days out from Payback.
Cole hypes the John Cena US Open Challenge and says that Daniel Bryan is also in the building to address the status of the Intercontinental Championship. Triple H’s music hits and he heads to the ring as Cole runs down these items among other things for the night.
“Daddy’s home.” Hunter says that he says the same thing to his children when he comes home from a trip. He says they automatically fall in line and behave. Hunter says that he has the same feeling returning to Raw, and that some people can’t follow orders. “Namely, the Director of Operations, Kane, and the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Seth Rollins.”
Hunter asks both of them to come to the ring, and Rollins makes his entrance with J&J Security. Rollins applauds as he’s walking. Rollins welcomes Hunter back, and immediately says that he and Hunter are on the same page. The fans chant for Dean Ambrose (he’s from Cincy) and Rollins waits them out. Rollins tells Hunter to ignore the chants and says that he doesn’t know why Kane has been acting like he is. “I kinda feel like Kane has made it his personal mission to make sure that I lose my WWE World Heavyweight Championship.”
The fans start another Ambrose chant. Rollins runs down the decisions that Kane has made, including setting up the App vote for Rollins’ title defense, then booking Dean Ambrose in a match to make it a fatal four way. Rollins addresses the Ambrose chants with “there, I said his stupid name.” Rollins asks if Kane is still fit to be the director of operations and asks if it’s time to take him out back and put him out of his misery.
Kane comes out. He jaws at Rollins in the ring about the “old dog” comments. Hunter gets between the two of them and says that it’s enough. Hunter tells Kane that he needs to get on the same page. He concedes that Rollins is annoying and “makes you want to ball your fist up and punch him in the face, but you don’t.” Hunter tells Kane that if Rollins doesn’t walk out of Payback as champion, “then maybe your services as director of operations are no longer required.”
Kane tells Hunter that it’s a shame he feels that way, but it might be worth it to eviscerate Rollins. Rollins yells at Kane about subordination but Hunter tells him to shut up. Hunter tells Kane that he needs to tell him whether he could do this or if they need to amicably part ways. Kane doesn’t respond, and Hunter assumes that means Kane doesn’t want to split.
Hunter says he needs to know if they are all on the same page, so he sets up matches with all four Payback main event participants. Hunter books Kane vs. Roman Reigns, then Seth Rollins vs. Randy Orton. Jamie Noble gets the mic and protests the booking. He says that Seth Rollins is the man around here.
Hunter glares at him and says “Oh, I’m sorry, were you two still here?” He says that there is another guy in the fatal four way that needs competition tonight, and he needs it now. Hunter makes fun of J&J’s height, then says they will face Dean Ambrose, next. Hunter tells Kane and Rollins to go with him and they make their exit.
Kinda surprised they ran Ambrose out there right off the bat. Hunter’s return didn’t seem like a big deal since he was just around a couple weeks ago hyping Tough Enough.
Dean Ambrose’s music hits and Cincy comes unglued. He makes his way to the ring, playing to the fans and walking smugly past Hunter, Rollins and Kane on the ramp. He plays to the fans in the ring as we go to break.
Match #1 – Dean Ambrose vs. J&J Security
The bell rings as we come back. Ambrose toys with both men to start, then clotheslines them to the floor. Mercury pulls Ambrose’s arm over the rope and that gives J&J the momentary advantage. Ambrose comes back with a bulldog but Mercury grabs his leg to stop it.
Ambrose hits a dive on the two of them at ringside. In the end, Ambrose puts Noble away with Dirty Deeds for the win.
That was fun. A nice treat for the hometown fans to see two men working, as Ambrose and Noble both have history working in Heartland Wrestling in the region.
Cole hypes up Daniel Bryan appearing to discuss the Intercontinental Championship and his health later.
This feels like a big deal, given Bryan’s health concerns.
Match #2 – Dolph Ziggler vs. King Barrett
Sheamus is on commentary for this one. As Ziggler comes out, Cole hypes the match between Sheamus and Ziggler at Payback. Cole tells Sheamus that he owes Ziggler from the Kiss Me Arse match at Payback, and Sheamus says that he was never planning to go through with it.
Barrett cuts a promo as he comes to the ring. He says that a “common peasant” Neville has tried to rise up against the king. He says that gravity may have forgotten Neville, but he will bring him to earth with a royal bull hammer at Payback. He tells Ziggler that he will make Ziggler a royal ass kisser. Barrett calls for the bell.
Ziggler pops Barrett right off the go with a superkick, then hits a drop kick as we go to break. Back live, Barrett covers for a two count. Ziggler hits a Fameasser for a two count. Ziggler tries for a superkick again, but Barrett catches him and tries to load Wasteland.
Ziggler counters out. Barrett cues up the Bull Hammer but Ziggler ducks. He goes for a roll up but Barrett kicks out. Sheamus gets up from the announce position and gets on the apron. Ziggler runs Barrett to the post then tries to superkick Sheamus. Ziggler turns around into a Bull Hammer and Barrett gets the win.
Afterward, Sheamus gets in the ring and pie faces Ziggler around. He tells Ziggler he’s not fit to clean his shoes, and that gets Ziggler pissed. He rains in hands on Sheamus, but as they get up Sheamus delivers the Brogue Kick. He poses over Ziggler and yells “Are you not entertained?”
They did a decent job here of putting heat on Sheamus and Barrett as they go into the matches with Neville and Ziggler on Sunday. A Neville appearance would have helped a little, but perhaps they have a plan for later.
Cole hypes the matches with Reigns vs. Kane and Orton vs. Rollins for later in the show.
Coming out of break, they show a storyboard hyping the entries for Tough Enough. Booker T says he is excited to be a coach.
Luke Harper’s music plays, and he makes his way out to the ring, with Erick Rowan. They roll highlights from Smackdown where Harper and Rowan both attacked Fandango, posing that they’re back together and it might be the most fearsome duo since Hanson and Brody.
Match #3 – Fandango vs. Erick Rowan (w/Luke Harper)
JBL says that there are people in the crowd doing the Ickey Shuffle (for former Cincy running back Ickey Woods). This doesn’t last long, with Fandango getting a couple early shots in but Rowan puts him away with his finisher. Harper and Rowan get in the ring afterward to splash Fandango then Harper hits a big clothesline. “The brothers are back together,” Booker says. Cole puts over how dangerous this is for the locker room.
This is instantly better than these two men’s single runs. They never should have broken this duo up, at all.
Cole hypes that the John Cena US Championship Open is up next.
They recap John Cena vs. Sami Zayn from last week, emphasizing how game Zayn was in the match. John Cena makes his entrance to a mixed reaction from Cincy. Cole hypes the I Quit match between Cena and Rusev on Sunday at Payback.
He says it’s different than last week and there might be some Cena fans in the house. He says there are also some folks who are not John Cena fans too. He says regardless of who people like, there’s one thing that all can appreciate and holds up the US Title belt. That draws “USA” chants.
He says he believes the US is the greatest country on earth, and “this right here is its trophy.” He says ever since he has the title, he has been renewed with passion and purpose. He says the fans have given it life. He talks about the WWE Championship and calls it “so guarded and protected.” He says there are superstars who will work their entire careers and never get a shot at that championship.
He says the US Title is one he believes in. He calls it a symbol of excellence, sportsmanship, and opportunity. He says every week he gives someone a chance to make history. He says regardless if you’re a WWE star, a member of the Authority, or “like last week, an NXT guy,” everyone has a shot.
He talks about Rusev and the “I Quit” match. He says that Rusev has vowed to confront him in the ring and tell him how he will make Cena say he quits. Cena says he has been advised to cancel the challenge. The fans boo a little bit, but Cena says this is a democracy and asks if they want a match. They cheer, and Cena says it sounds like Cincy is the place to be, and Cena is still the man to beat. “You want some, come get some.”
Neville answers the bell for the challenge to a pretty nice reaction. Cole says that he has really taken over now that he is on the Raw roster. JBL recounts that Neville was the longest reigning NXT Champion and the only man to hold both the NXT tag championship and NXT championship at the same time.
Match #4 – John Cena (c) vs. Neville; WWE United States Championship
Eden gives us the ring introductions. JBL credits Cena for putting the belt up just before the pay per view. The two men tie up as Cole debates that the odds might catch up with Cena eventually. JBL says that “win or lose, the I Quit match will still happen at Payback.” Dueling chants get going in full throat. Neville hits a suplex into an arm bar in the early going. Neville hits Cena with a thrust kick and Cena goes to ringside to regroup.
Back live, Cole says Neville gave Cena all he can handle. Cena hits his trademark shoulder blocks, but Neville comes back with a German suplex. Cena rolls out for a regroup, but Neville hits him with a baseball slide kick. Neville hits Cena with a springboard dive, and both men sell on the floor. Back in the ring, Neville covers for two.
Neville goes back up toward the corner but Cena catches him. Side slam, and Neville can’t see the Five Knuckle. Cena waits to load the AA and does, but too close to the ropes. Neville boots Cena in the face on a charge then goes up for the Red Arrow. He hits, but Cena kicks out in a good near fall.
Good near fall, but UGHHH!!! Not a good place for that.
They start exchanging strikes. Cena hits a driver for another good near fall. Cena loads the AA but Neville counters out with a crucifix pinfall for two. Neville floats over a corner charge then backflips across the ring. He tries a second rope cross body, but Cena rolls it through and loads the AA.
Neville lands on his feet out of the AA and hits Cena with a leg lariat for two. Neville positions Cena for the Red Arrow, but Cena counters and locks on the STF. Neville rolls Cena over for a two count. Cena comes back with a stiff clothesline that turns Neville inside out.
Cena charges but Neville side steps. Neville hits a kick but Cena lands the AA for a good near fall that the fans react to. Both men sell. Neville pulls himself toward the corner as Cena gets to his feet. Dueling chants try to get going again.
On the ropes, Cena loads the AA but Neville slips out. Neville slips down and carries Cena out for a powerbomb for a two count. Neville goes back up top for the Red Arrow a third time. He hits it perfectly, but Rusev hits the ring and attacks Neville and tosses him to ringside. Rusev stares at Cena.
Cena weakly gets to his feet where he’s greeted with a thrust kick. Rusev stomps on Cena’s back and locks on the Accolade. Officials try to break it up but Rusev won’t let go. Cena fades out as the fans chant that they want Lana. That makes Rusev go nuts. He grabs the title belt and poses over Cena as the Russian flag fall.
The announcers recap the finishing sequence of the match and ask if Rusev’s Accolade can make Cena say he quits. Rusev jaws at Cena after the highlights are over. Cole continues to hype how JBL and Booker know how tough Cena is and asks if Rusev can make Cena quit. They move on to hype the WWE Network.
This was a good match, but it got on my nerves to see so many finishers kicked out of. I gave it a pass last week if you listened to Ring Rap Audio, because it helped tell the story of the match. This time, it was unnecessary and really came off flat. The crowd didn’t even react all that strongly to it. That aside, a quality match. They got some heat on Rusev too in the process. I am hoping that, no matter who wins the title on Sunday, they continue to defend the title as they are because it feels like a big deal.
Match #5 – Kane vs. Roman Reigns
Kane makes his way to the ring, looking all business. Cole resets how Triple H questioned if Kane would continue to be director of operations. Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring through the crowd. Kane greets him at the barrier and takes the fight to Reigns with punches and shots to the midsection.
Kane drives Reigns into the ring post, then keeps firing away with shots. He rams Reigns face first into the steps then tosses him in the ring. Reigns lands a punch and starts to fire back, but Kane again drives him to the apron, then off the barrier repeatedly. He throws Reigns over the steps then follows with a big boot. This isn’t a match, folks.
Kane tears the announce position apart. Reigns starts to fight back, countering Kane trying to whip him to the steps by jumping over. Reigns tries to land a Superman punch, but Kane goozles him. Reigns counters the chokeslam and hits a Superman punch. Reigns spears Kane across the announce position and poses on the table. Kane is motionless at the feet of the announce position.
Booker mentions that Reigns was truly the leader of the Shield. Cole sets up a recap of how this all went down. Reigns looks down at Kane and shakes his head.
This was more angle than match, obviously. Kane came off looking determined to please Triple H, and it made Reigns look strong to fight back and overcome.
Cole hypes that we will hear from Daniel Bryan, and he will address his health and the Intercontinental Championship later.
There are times where the announce team lays it on really thick, but this time it’s hard to tell what’s going on here.
They recap the attack by Naomi and Tamina Snuka on the Bellas last Monday.
Match #6 – Brie Bella (w/Nikki Bella) vs. Tamina Snuka (w/Naomi)
In the picture in picture promo, Naomi says that she would be Divas champion had it not been for Brie. Tamina says that Payback comes early, tonight.
Tamina starts off quickly with power. The announcers chat about how the Bellas have been served notice with the new pairing between Tamina and Naomi. Tamina pulls Brie off the ropes and Brie lands on her feet. Brie lands some shots but takes a clothesline.
Brie starts on a run, hitting a missile drop kick then her running knee against the ropes. Brie tries it a second time, but Tamina turns her inside out with a superkick. Tamina escapes as Brie tends to her sister in the ring. The announcers recap it quickly.
This was what it was, and not terrible, but the backing story is horrible. The Bella Twins are faces without a turn, and you have the heel Naomi cutting promos that make sense about the twins getting a taste of their own medicine. Weird.
Cole hypes the main event of Randy Orton vs Seth Rollins for later.
These guys do good work, really. But this match feels over exposed already. It was my fear of Cena vs. Rollins, and now we’re getting there with Rollins vs. Orton.
Curtis Axel is in the ring. They set up a highlight clip where they show Curtis Axel and Damien “Macho Mandow” Sandow exchanging words backstage.
Match #7 – Curtis Axel vs. Damien “Macho Mandow” Sandow:
They play Macho Man’s theme and here comes Sandow, dressed like the Macho Man. He poses on the ropes and the fans seem kinda into this. Axel rips off his shirt like Hulk. They exchange some early offense, but they’re interrupted by The Ascension’s music.
They come out and make fun of the pair, saying they’re two nobodies imitating a couple of relics. Odd, given they’re Road Warrior knockoffs. They say “Welcome to the wasteland” and charge the ring. Sandow clears out Connor, then attacks Viktor. They get him down, and Axel hits the leg drop a la Hulk Hogan. Sandow sets up for the top rope elbow, but they clear.
In the ring, Sandow and Axel tease a handshake like the Mega Powers did back in the day, and eventually shake hands. Cole says “that was a thing.”
Yes, it was a thing. Some dumb stuff was said there by the announcers, and I didn’t cover it here. It was a segment, and I guess it’s setting up Mega Powers vs. Ascension somewhere.
Cole hypes that there has been a lot of speculation about Daniel Bryan and his health. He is up next to address that situation.
Back live, Cole hypes Tough Enough and feeds it into a series of submitted videos.
Daniel Bryan’s music hits, and he’s in street clothes. A smile as he leads “yes” chants to ringside. Booker says the last time we saw this it wasn’t good news. Cole recounts Bryan’s win at Wrestlemania. Hard to tell by the face as he waits out “Daniel Bryan” chants.
“So, last couple of weeks I’ve been in and out of doctor’s appointments, and other than that I’ve had a lot of down time.” He says he needs to be where there’s action, excitement, and energy. He waits out a “yes” chant. He says he needed to be standing back behind the curtain and waiting for his music, to be a part of the reaction he got.
He asks how long the fans have been treating him like he’s something special. He says that the fans have treated him better than “anyone in the back” has. He says that’s why it was so crushing to him, almost a year ago, when Stephanie came out and stripped him of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. He says he felt like he let the fans down because they gave him that chance. “They weren’t going to give me that opportunity, you guys gave me that opportunity.”
But the hard thing he admits is that Stephanie was right to do it, because no one knew how long he would be out nor knew if he could defend the championship. He says the fans deserve a fighting champion, and that’s why he asked to come out tonight. The fans chant “no.”
Bryan says that he had an MRI last week and the results show that there’s no sign of when he will be back. “Maybe weeks, maybe months…they say I may never be able to wrestle again.” But, despite the uncertainty in his career he says he knows what need to happen with the Intercontinental Championship.
He tells the fans they deserve to have men like Barrett, Ziggler, and Dean Ambrose fighting for the title. He says it should not be sitting on a therapist’s chair, it should be in the ring, and in the ring is where he will leave it. He says he relinquishes the IC title. The fans chant “Thank you Daniel.”
He tells the fans they have it wrong, and for all they have done for him he has one thing left to say. “Thank you.” He lays the belt and the mic down and exits the ring. The fans chant “thank you, Daniel” as he leaves the ring. He stops at the stage and leads a “Yes” chant as his music plays, then exits to the back.
Wow. I wasn’t having a good feeling in terms of how there was such a lack of medical report on Bryan. Now it seems like we might not be seeing Bryan for an extended period of time. I had hopes that Bryan would be the guy to give prestige to the Intercontinental Championship, but of course his health is first and foremost. Best wishes to Bryan in his recovery, whether or not he comes back to the ring.
The announcers talk in somber tones about the segment that we just saw. JBL says he can relate, and says he would rather see Bryan competing than in a flannel shirt.
New Day comes out. They tell the fans to not dwell on the negativity. “Daniel Bryan is gone, so now it’s time to embrace the positivity.” They try to get a New Day Rocks chant going, but got “New Day Sucks” instead. Once in the ring, Kofi says that the fans will someday get the chant right.
He says they’re all about giving opportunities and second chances. Big E says the only exception is Pete Rose, and they make fun of his gambling situation. New Day says they will give Kidd and Cesaro a second chance in a two out of three falls match at Payback. “That’s Authority approved.” Woods tries to start the “New Day Rocks” chant again, but got the usual result. Kidd and Cesaro’s music hits and they come out for the next match.
Match #8 – Cesaro (w/Tyson Kidd and Natalya) vs. Big E (w/Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston)
Big E starts off with shots to the midsection then throws Cesaro off the ropes. Cesaro catches him and slams him then stomps on his chest. The announcers take shots at the NFL about the #DeflateGate situation with the New England Patriots. Cesaro splashes E for two, then stomps away on him in the corner in rhythm of “New Day Sucks.” Big E tumbles to ringside as we go to break.
Cesaro mounts a comeback, hitting two German suplexes then a belly to belly. He goes on his run of uppercuts off the whip, then hits a spinebuster. Cesaro sets up the swing, but Xavier Woods gets on the apron to distract him. Kidd takes Woods off the apron then kicks him. Kofi trips Kidd up.
In the ring, Big E sets a move up but Cesaro counters with a crucifix style cradle to get the win. New Day rants from the ring as Kidd and Cesaro pose on the ramp.
Cole hypes the return of Elimination Chamber, which will take place on May 31 in Corpus Christi, TX. This event is exclusive to WWE Network, and will not be on pay per view as I understand it. They also hype Curtis Axel and Damien Sandow vs. The Ascension for the Payback pre-show.
I like the “network exclusive” event as an incentive to get people to tune in to WWE Network. Though I am not thrilled about covering a second live pay per view event this month…
Cole hypes up Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins for the main event as we go to break.
Back live, Cole hypes Roman Reigns vs. Kane on Smackdown, and there must be a winner by pin or submission.
The Prime Time Players do a pre-taped imitation of the New Age Outlaws. They mock their entrance gimmick and proclaim themselves to be the next tag team champions of the world. Young teases the Ass Man line but Titus stops him and says it’s a PG show. They did the Millions of Dollars dance to end it.
Ugh. So we’ve seen the Mega Powers, the Road Warriors, and the New Age Outlaws in mock form this evening. Sad.
Wyatt sounder. Bray Wyatt’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring for a promo. He’s greeted by cellphone lights as he comes out to the ring.
Wyatt says he feels sorry for the fans and wishes he could wake them up from the nightmare but he can’t. He says fear has engulfed the world. He says it’s not hard to find and all one has to do is open a news paper or turn on a television. Yet, there are still those who refuse to accept the power of fear. He says some have accepted the man’s way that if you work hard enough you can overcome the odds. ‘Ryback must be an inspiration to all of you.”
He recounts how Ryback shattered his ankle and the doctor told him that he might not be able to wrestle again. Wyatt laughs. Ryback did not accept that fate lying down and fought through the injury to do what he loves once again. “My hero. But then along came the spider.”
Wyatt says Ryback hasn’t seen anything like him before. He says he’s sure that Ryback is asking himself “why me.” The answer is simple – “He was in my way.” Wyatt says, “hey kids, want to hear something your parents will never tell you? These nightmares won’t stop and sometimes, the bad guy just wins.”
Ryback’s music hits and he heads to the ring with purpose. Ryback slides in and Wyatt jumps him, but Ryback comes back with a spinebuster. Ryback hits the Meathook and Wyatt slides out. Ryback leads a “Feed me more” chant as Wyatt sells on the ramp.
I think Ryback beating up Wyatt took an edge off his promo. I would rather have seen Wyatt duck out before Ryback could lay a hand on him.
Cole gives us some final sell for the main event, up next. Randy Orton takes on Seth Rollins, next.
Match #9 – Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins
Orton gets a good reaction for his entrance. JBL bellyaches about how unfair the title match is to Seth Rollins on Sunday. Cole says J&J isn’t with Rollins because they’re still spinning from their match with Dean Ambrose earlier.
Early tie up leads into a shoulder block to knock Orton down. Off the ropes, Orton clocks Rollins with an uppercut to knock him down. Rollins starts landing shots on Orton, then whips him across. Orton yanks him down by his hair then sends him to the corner on a whip. Orton takes Rollins down mid ring and the fans build. Orton lands some stomps on Rollins.
Orton tries a knee drop, but Rollins rolls out of the way. That lets him take control of the offense while the announcers bicker over Rollins’ run as champion and Orton being excommunicated from the Authority. Going into break, Rollins lands a knee to Orton’s back, sending him to the floor.
Back live, Rollins controls the offense on Orton. Rollins charges Orton in the corner, but Orton flips him over to the apron. Rollins goes up top, but Orton crotches him. Rollins sells as Orton eyes him up. Orton joins Rollins on the ropes and hits a superplex. Both men sell.
On their knees, the two men exchange strikes as they get to their feet.
Orton starts some offense. Rollins counters the sidewinder back breaker by flipping over on his feet. He flips Orton to the apron then hits an enzugiri. He hits Orton with a dive to ringside. Rollins feeds Orton back in then eyes up Orton for the next move. Rollins tries a splash but Orton sidesteps it. Orton teases the RKO but Rollins counters with a roll-up. Rollins comes back with a superkick on a kneeling Orton for two.
Rollins mocks Orton hearing voices then loads a piledriver attempt. Orton flips him over then sets up and hits the elevated DDT. Now Orton’s hearing voices as Cincy wakes up. Orton teases the RKO but here comes J&J to break things up. The match ends in a DQ.
Noble and Mercury put the boots to Orton. Orton fights back, throwing Noble into the ring post then taking out Mercury. Rollins hits a big shot to Orton’s face. He collects Security up, but Kane’s music hits. Kane heads to ringside with purpose.
He grabs a chair but stands down. J&J and Rollins start beating up Orton, but here comes Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns to make the numbers even. They dispose of security. Ambrose hits Rollins with Dirty Deeds as Kane watches on.
Ambrose picks Rollins up and Reigns hits him with a spear. Kane remains at ringside, watching on. Reigns and Ambrose pick Rollins up for Orton, and Orton blasts him with the RKO. Reigns blasts Orton with a spear, and Ambrose hits Reigns with Dirty Deeds. Kane remains stoic at ringside. “No friends on Sunday” screams Cole. He asks if Rollins can remain champion, then moves on to sell Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens from NXT Rival, coming up on the WWE Network. Ambrose plays to the hometown fans as the show goes off the air.
I hate to say this, because the match quality is good, but Orton vs. Rollins has been overexposed. This match was fine, but you could tell the live crowd was either burned out or just content to watch rather than react. They did get up for spots toward the end, especially those involving Ambrose and Reigns once they hit the ring as well. They loved their hometown boy, Ambrose, especially.
The three faces exchanging finishers was pretty routine for a closing segment going into the match. The fans popped for it, but it lacked that big feel. Also, the drama surrounding Kane was just sort of “there” for me. Last month they played the “which side is Kane on” game, and that payoff lacked muster. So this doesn’t do much for me either.
All of that said, this was newsworthy. The return of Elimination Chamber and the vacation of the Intercontinental Championship due to Daniel Bryan’s injury situation were both newsworthy moments. A little concerned that the turnaround into Elimination Chamber might make it a bit of a dud, but it is a good sell for WWE Network. My only other problem with it is that at what point do you over-expose your product and main players so much that people burn out on it? Fine line to walk.
Drew and I will be by tomorrow night to record Ring Rap Audio where we’ll predict Payback, look at Raw and discuss other news in pro wrestling. Give us your feedback and talking points by posting below, hitting us up on Twitter @RingRap, or posting to our Facebook page. Thanks for following along tonight.