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They Come in Threes...
There's an old adage about bad news coming in threes. That was certainly the case for WWE's top two stars on Monday night. First, Daniel Bryan got written out for the rest of the show when RAW opened with Kane delivering three vicious Tombstones, each more devastating than the last. One was on the floor, the other was on the ring steps, and the last was on the announce table. Then, RAW's main event saw John Cena in a 1-on-3 handicap match against all three members of the Wyatt Family. It's a match voted on by WWE fans, and though I doubt it's building up to a Hogan-esque heel turn in which Cena tells the fans to go screw themselves, it still wasn't a pleasant experience for Mr. HLR. Cena won the match, via DQ, but got his ass positively kicked in the process, because 3 is more than 1. Rick Scaia has a full report in his RAW Recap.

NEWS: Daniel Bryan's Father Passes Away
Daniel Bryan's father passed away over the weekend; although Bryan insisted on participating on RAW, WWE altered plans for his big victorious return so that he could leave TV tapings early and catch a late flight back home on Monday night. 
 

   


Season Ending April 7, 2014

BEST BRAND:
THE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON FLYERS.

BEST PERFORMER(S):
THE Dayton Flyers (tie)

BEST MATCH:
Dayton d. #6 Ohio State
(3/20/2014)
Dayton d. #3 Syracuse
(3/22/2014)
(TIE)

BEST INTERVIEW/ANGLE:
The UD Flyers reach the Elite Eight for the first time since before Your Humble Webmaster was born.
 
OK, I was born, but I was in 2nd grade, and hadn't yet moved to Dayton, so it's before my UD fandom was born.
 
Nothing in my life as a UD fan has been this satisfying. The wins over hated teams like OSU and Syracuse, and the unexpected 3rd win over Stanford, were a heady elixer.
 
Although the season ended short of a trip to the Final Four, OO remains mighty proud of OOur Flyers, even after the (respectably competitive) loss to the #1 team inthe nation. We're gonna keep the UD colors flying for another week or so, in celebration!
 




  

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SMACKDOWN RECAP: Women and Midgets First!
It was a night of unusual in-ring action on Friday... for starters, the women's division provided one of the night's best matches, when Paige beat Aksana. And then, we had our first ol' fashioned midget match since the days of King Kong Bundy and WM3, which was decidedly less thrilling.
 
RAW RECAP: Re-Evolution
Randy Orton and Batista initially resisted Triple H's suggestion that they get the band back together. But after the two were ambushed by The Shield, they had a change of heart, and now, Evolution is reunited. Rick Scaia has all the details
 
OO: Ultimate Warrior, Dead at 54
In a stunning epilogue to WrestleMania Weekend, the Ultimate Warrior died of an apparent heart attack less than 24 hours after an appearance on RAW. Rick Scaia has more info, and remembers the career of the newly enshrined Hall of Famer.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Hounds of Popularity
If you had any doubts about the Shield as fan favorites, they were eliminated on Friday, when Daniel Bryan was about to get a 3-on-1 whupping from Orton, Batista, and Kane... only to be saved by Ambrose, Rollins, and Reigns. Pyro has details.
 
RAW RECAP: Sensory Overload!
The memorable moments just kept on coming the night after WM30. Paige debuted and won the women's title. Cesaro became a Paul Heyman Guy. Rob Van Dam returned. The Shield cemented their babyface status. And of course: the final appearance ever by the Ultimate Warrior. Let Rick Scaia bring you up to speed.
 
PPV RECAP: WWE WrestleMania 30
This year's WrestleMania may not have added anything to the list of Top 10 WM Matches of all time... but it was loaded with WM MOMENTS for the ages, like Daniel Bryan's improbable WWE Title win, and the end of The Streak. Rick Scaia recaps.
 
OO: WM, For the People, By the People?
"People Power" is no longer an ironic punchline to Johnny Ace's schtick. It's a real force, and the reason why WrestleMania 30 has taken the shape it has. Rick Scaia discusses the unique path we've taken, and has predictions for all 7 matches.
 
PPP: Pyro's PPV Preview for WM30
If you've got ADD brought on by today's 140-letter world, or if you're just one of the lapsed fans who only shows up once a year for WrestleMania, you need to check out Pyro's in-depth WM Preview. Week-by-week recaps of all the stories, and tons of detail on what to expect Sunday.
 
RAW RECAP: Off-ramp to WrestleMania
The Road to WrestleMania has been fun. But Monday, we veered right onto the off-ramp. The majority of the journey is complete, and it was a night of minor finishing touches, including the return of Daniel Bryan, and more physicality between Taker and Lesnar.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Wyatts' Big Week
The Wyatt Family kicked off the week with a breakout performance by Luke Harper and memorable sheep mask moment with John Cena. They closed it out with Bray Wyatt pinning the Big Show. Pyro has details on that and the rest of Friday's action.
 
RAW RECAP: No Bryan? No Problem.
Daniel Bryan was absent, selling injuries from last week's vicious beating at the hands of Triple H. But WWE had no problem putting together a surprisingly decent show, including an awesome Shield win over the Real Americans and more.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Hounds of Conscience?
Are the Shield getting soft? Nah... they just don't like to be manipulated. So they disobeyed orders to help Kane, and instead stood by while Big Show scored a win over the DOO. Kane tried to discipline the trio, but ate a Spear for his troubles.
 
RAW RECAP: Oh, Hell YES!
WWE pulled a sudden (and welcome) course change on Monday, giving the fans all the Daniel Bryan they could ever want: Bryan will now have his chance at revenge against Triple H AND save the WrestleMania 30 main event. Pyro will explain how.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Who's on a Roll?
Heading into the Elimination Chamber, Kane (and, presumably, the Authority) continued their conspriacy to keep Daniel Bryan from being at 100% for the PPV, while Sheamus cleanly defeated Christian in a successful tune-up.
 
RAW RECAP: Hail Cesaro!
Antonio Cesaro may have lost his first name, and he did, technically, lose his match to John Cena on RAW. But he won a boatload of credibility by taking Cena to the limit just days after cleanly pinning Randy Orton in a one-on-one match.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Wrestling 2, Electric Boogaloo
For the second week in a row, SmackDown was light on major newsworthy twists and turns, but heavy on great in-ring action. Antonio Cesaro beat Randy Orton in a great main event, and on the undercard, Jack Swagger became the #1 Contender to the IC Title in another awesome match. Plus: the Shield vs. Bryan/Sheamus/Christian, too!
 
RAW RECAP: End of an Era?
John Cena and Randy Orton have been feuding on and off for almost 10 years. WWE promised that Monday would be their last showdown ever. (EVAR!) If so, they ended on a high note, as Cena won the match (and the fans over). Rick Scaia has the details of a show that also featured a kick-ass Wyatts/Shield face-off.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Wrestling~!
Knowing full well that many TV viewers would be glued to the Olympics, WWE put on a SmackDown short on headlines, but heavy on in-ring action. Orton/Christian and Bryan/Cesaro were both as good as you'd expect, while Sheamus/Ryback just might have stolen the show with slobberknockery.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Something Happened!
CM Punk walked out on WWE on a Monday night, leaving the company with some pretty gaping storyline holes. So they had no choice but to do an Emergency SmackDown where THINGS ACTUALLY HAPPENED~! to cover all the necessary changes. Included: Christian returned, and won a spot inside the Chamber Match (as did Antonio Cesaro).
 
PPV RECAP: WWE Royal Rumble 2014
As expected, Batista won the Royal Rumble, and will now face Randy Orton in the main event of WrestleMania. Almost as expectedly, the live fans shat all over this development, booing Batista and chanting their preference for Daniel Bryan. It was a wild ending, as Pyro reports.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Ending with a Bang
SD ended 2013 with a bang, not a whimper. Specifically, it ended with an amazing Cena vs. Rollins main event that ranks among WWE's best free TV matches of the year. Cena got the hard fought win after 25 very entertaining minutes.
 
RAW RECAP: 6 is the Magic Number
During WWE's holiday lull of pre-taped TV, you can usually still count on the in-ring wrestling to be strong, even if storylines stall. Such was the case on Monday where not one, but TWO matches stood out, both of the 6-man variety (starring the Shield and the Wyatts, naturally).
 
PPV RECAP: WWE TLC 2013
WWE promised a decisive, clear-cut finish to Sunday's TLC Unification Match (after an autumn spent screwing fans with PPV non-finishes). Well, they delivered, and ironically enough, the results could not have been more anticlimactic or unsatisfying. Rick Scaia has the full report.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Yes, You ARE Sorry, Randy
WWE sold SmackDown as "the night Randy Orton apologizes." OO was rapt: FINALLY, Randall says he's sorry for sucking for so long! But nope, it wasn't like that... he just apologized for shoulder tackling Stephanie McMahon. And he didn't even do it that well.
 
RAW RECAP: Heat Scooper Jones
There were 20 hall of famers, legends, and former world champs in the ring at the end of RAW. WWE was hard-selling the big "unification" match on Sunday. And yet, all anybody cared about was "DAN YIL BRY YAN." Rick Scaia recaps the delightful fan revolt.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Round 37
WWE took schizophrenia to all new levels on Friday, presenting a show where the first hour was quite bad. But then the second hour kicked off with a tag title match, and kept adding pieces until the match had expanded into an incredible hour-long 12-man tag match. If you like wrestling, the last half of SD is for you.
 
RAW RECAP: Believe in the Shield
Triple H made sense of the utterly random left-field ending to Survivor Series on RAW: he announced a Cena vs. Orton match at the TLC PPV that will result in the first Unified Champion in 11 years. And it was just about the only take-away from a disjointed night that also lacked in in-ring action, as Rick Scaia recaps.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Half 'n' Half
WWE took schizophrenia to all new levels on Friday, presenting a show where the first hour was quite bad. But then the second hour kicked off with a tag title match, and kept adding pieces until the match had expanded into an incredible hour-long 12-man tag match. If you like wrestling, the last half of SD is for you.
 
RAW RECAP: The U
Triple H made sense of the utterly random left-field ending to Survivor Series on RAW: he announced a Cena vs. Orton match at the TLC PPV that will result in the first Unified Champion in 11 years. And it was just about the only take-away from a disjointed night that also lacked in in-ring action, as Rick Scaia recaps.
 
PPV RECAP: WWE Survivor Series 2013
If you're like OO, chances are you picked pretty much every individual match for Sunday's PPV correctly. It was just one of those shows. But who had Cena and Orton posing with their belts in a Unification Tease, to close out the show? Not OO. And not you. Rick Scaia has a full report (including Roman Reigns' show-stealing performance).
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Follow the Buzzards
On the eve of Survivor Series, Daniel Bryan picked up a win over Luke Harper, thanks in part to a distraction by CM Punk. But then, the Wyatts regrouped and beat the crap out of Bryan and Punk to close the show. Also: we got a great tag title match, and an almost-as-good six man.
 
RAW RECAP: Busy Night
The final 30 minutes of RAW consisted of an absolutely stellar 12-man tag match, with Rey Mysterio's surprise return tagged on. Before that? Big E. Langston is your new IC Champ, Miz is finally a heel again, and Eggsavier Woods made his WWE debut. Rick Scaia recaps the busy night of action.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Un-Heyman'd!
One could have safely assumed Ryback would be done with Paul Heyman after Monday's comments by Heyman. But on Friday, Ryback bonded with Curtis Axel, who also denounced Heyman. The two then marched into tag team action and lost to Punk/Bryan. Oh well.
 
RAW RECAP: Canned, but not Crappy
When WWE goes to Europe, it means RAW is pretaped. And more often than not, WWE phones it in, not wanting to use up any huge storyline swerves on a show where fans will be able to get results in advance. BUt on this night, they still let a hell of a lot of excellent WRESTLING slip past onto our TVs. Rick Scaia recaps.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: By the Numbers
This week's show didn't score a whole lot of point in terms of creativity and intrigue. But it also wasn't an entirely horrible night, either. Call it a night of Issue Maintenance, even if there was no Issue Development.
 
RAW RECAP: Big Show's Back
So, Big Show got his job back. PRETEND TO BE SURPRISED~! The rehiring capped off a night that was notable for two big reasons: (1) a possible production gaffe that rendered the final segment a bit screwy, and (2) an absolutely amazing 6-man tag match that OO encourages you to youtube immediately.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Cena Returns to Fridays
Looks like John Cena's taking his job of bolstering SmackDown's ratings seriously. On his first night back, he was involved in a 15 minute sho opening promo, and then main evented in an (outstanding) 25 minute six-man tag match (with the Rhodesses, against Sandow/Cesaro/Swagger).
 
RAW RECAP: Superman > Brainiac
Damien Sandow is the smartest man in WWE... but who needs brains when you've got brawn? A one-armed John Cena fended off Sandow's attempt to win the World Heavyweight Title, in an excellent match. Also: Kane's unmasked again, the Wyatts took out Punk and Bryan becase "the devil" told them to, and more. Rick Scaia recaps.
 
PPV RECAP: WWE Hell in a Cell 2013
Such a promising show... but at the end of the night, it's like we've taken a time machine back to 2006, where John Cena and Randy Orton are the only things that really matter in WWE. Cena won the World Heavyweight Title from Alberto del Rio, while Orton won the vacant WWE Title (with help from Triple H and Shawn Michaels).
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Deja vu, All Over Again
This week's SD had a distinctly familiar flavor: an awesome main event featuring the Shield/Rhodes boys/Bryan, with a twist involving Big E. Langston, and nothing else worth watching. Yep, pretty much a redo of last week's show.
 
RAW RECAP: Magic Show
If you buy into Stephanie McMahon's panicky shock, you'd think that Big Show is an evil sorcerer, possessing magical powers. But he's not; he's just a guy who can interrupt a promo from the TitanTron and bust into the arena despite being "fired." You know, like a hundred other guys in WWE history.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Big E. to the Rescue!
Paul Heyman mocked CM Punk for wasting his time wrestling against a green-as-grass rookie who should still be in NXT. But that rookie didn't take kindly to Paul's assessment, and came to Punk's aid when he was attacked by Curtis Axel and Ryback.
 
RAW RECAP: Fixing the Mess
Last week was big for the Rhodes Boys, but they took things to a whole new level on Monday: Cody and Goldust defeated the Shield in a No DQ match to become the new WWE Tag Team Champions. It was a tremendous match and a satisfying capper to the show; Rick Scaia recaps.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Family Feud
The Rhodes Family had a big week. And on Friday, it got even bigger, as they were in action against the Wyatt Family. Cody and Goldust managed to reign supreme once again, handing the Wyatts their first loss since arriving in WWE.
 
RAW RECAP: Fixing the Mess
Stephanie McMahon opened RAW by admitting that the main event of Battleground was complete garbage. Then, over the course of 3 hours, John Cena was announced as Alberto del Rio's opponent at the Hell in a Cell PPV, and Shawn Michaels is back on TV after being named the special ref for the Bryan/Orton rematch. Rick Scaia recaps.
 
PPV RECAP: WWE Battleground 2013
WWE promised a new WWE Champ. WWE lied. The Orton/Bryan main event ended with an inconclusive THUD, when Big Show appeared and KO'd just about everyone in sight. The Rhodes Family win over the Shield stands as the night's lone highlight, and the rest of the show left much to be desired. Rick Scaia spins the sad tale for you
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Happy Gilmore 2
Taking a page out of Shooter McGavin's playbook, Triple H bought Big Show's house when the bank foreclosed on it. PRETEND TO CARE~! At least Alberto del Rio and Dolph Ziggler put on one hell of a wrestling match to (partially) wash away the taste of WrestleCrap.
 
RAW RECAP: Decent Proposals
Daniel Bryan and Brie Bellas got engaged last week, and WWE wasted no time shoehorning said development into the Bryan/Orton story, quite unnecessarily. But RAW also featured another proposal, as Paul Heyman got down on one knee, and asked Ryback to become A Paul Heyman Guy. Awwww. Rick Scaia recaps.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Snakes Ahoy!
It was a big night for snakes on SmackDown. First you had Santino's Cobra going rogue after a Flute Duel between Jinder Mahal and Khali. Then, you had a pissed off viper kicking the ever loving crap as Randy Orton beat Miz in the night's main event.
 
RAW RECAP: This One Goes to 11
As fars, we're familiar with the concept of a lop-sided Handicap Match. But it's usually something like 2-on-1 or 3-on-1. Maybe a rogue 3-on-2 in there, somewhere. But last night, RAW took it to a whole other level with an 11-on-3 Handicap Elimination Match. The trememdous 25 minute main event pit Daniel Bryan and all 10 of last Monday's Mutineers against the Shield.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Punishment Gone Awry
Vickie Guerrero tried to stack the deck against Daniel Bryan and all the rest of Monday's Mutineers... but it backfired, and in the end, Daniel Bryan and the Usos beat the Shield in a main event six-man tag match.
 
RAW RECAP: NO! NO! NO! (YES!)
Our worst fears were realized, as Triple H kicked off RAW by stripping Daniel Bryan of the WWE Title (due to a fast count by the referee). The title is now vacant. But Bryan got the last laugh, when a dozen fellow superstars crossed HHH's line in the sand to help Bryan overcome the Shield and Orton.
 
PPV RECAP: Night of Champions 2013
Daniel Bryan is the new WWE Champion, cleanly pinning Randy Orton in the main event of tonight's pay-per-view. No HHH, no Shield, no Big Show. Just Bryan's knee to Orton's face for a three count. It was a tremendous capper to an otherwise middlin' PPV. Rick Scaia has full analysis.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Big Show Takes the Night Off
Big Show was once again the target of Triple H's power mad scheming on Friday. After being forced to read an apology, Show was ordered to leave the building. When he didn't, the Shield swarmed and helped him out. With a triple powerbomb.
 
RAW RECAP: Yes, He Can.
Daniel Bryan's been outnumbered every Monday for the past month; even when he wins, some combination of Randy Orton, the Shield, and HHH would show up to spoil his evening. Until tonight. Rick Scaia recaps.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: HHH Earns His Paycheck
Triple H was back for his second week in a row on WWE's B-show. And he was back to dicking over anybody who spoke out against him. The results: two really good matches (RVD/Orton and Bryan/Rollins) where the babyface didn't stand a chance.
 
RAW RECAP: Cody is Fired but Fantastic
After daring to speak out against HHH, Cody Rhodes was fired (just in time to get married and enjoy his honeymoon!). But on his way out, he just so happened to have a great match, and cut and even better promo. He'll have plenty to build on when he (inevitably) returns. Rick Scaia recaps.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Sit Back and Watch
Triple H made a rare Friday night appearance to continue screwing with Daniel Bryan, all while preventing anyone from helping him. In fact, HHH ordered Big Show to watch the entire show from ringside, and do absolutely nothing, under threat of termination.
 
RAW RECAP: Superman v2.0
As the Autumn of No Cena begins, WWE is in dire need of a new superhero... and they just may have it in Daniel Bryan. Bryan continued his amazing run by beating all three members of the Shield in a 3-on-1 gauntlet match. Rick Scaia recaps.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Viper Alert
Daniel Bryan thought he was in the clear after beating Wade Barrett in a main event cage match on Friday. But not so fast... lurking in the weeds, Randy Orton slithered up behind Bryan and RKO'd him after the match. The dastard! PyroFalkon has the full report.
 
RAW RECAP: Best for Business
Triple H says he did what he did because Randy Orton as WWE Champ is "what's best for business." Apparently, what's also best for business is hiding Orton in the background, while HHH handles all his promo duties. ZING~! Read up on Orton's invisibility in The Rick's recap.
 
PPV RECAP: WWE SummerSlam 2013
WWE's strongest PPV of 2013, so far, featured great wrestling up and down the card, including a potential Match of the Year in Lesnar vs. Punk. But the biggest headlines came in the main event, where Daniel Bryan pinned John Cena to win the WWE Title, only to be Pedigreed by Triple H, and beaten by Mr. MitB, Randy Orton. Rick Scaia has full results and analysis for you.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Bryan Bests the Boss
It's not often that Vince McMahon makes an appearance on Friday night... so it's a testament to just how much he hates Daniel Bryan that Vince showed up and tried to cost him a match. The mission failed, however, when Special Referee Triple H interceded on Bryan's behalf.
 
RAW RECAP: Punk, Feelin' Lucky
Paul Heyman flat out admitted he had set a trap for CM Punk on Monday, and challenged Punk to still come to the ring to face a 1-on-2 handicap. Instead, it was Punk who had set the trap, as he struck from behind and took out Brock Lesnar while Heyman escaped.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Stay Classy, Sandow
Alberto del Rio thought he should be allowed to name his own #1 Contender, just like John Cena did. But Vickie Guerrero had other plans. She set up a #1 Contender Match, and Christian scored the upset win (over RVD and Randy Orton) to earn a title shot.
 
RAW RECAP: The Gift That Keeps on Giving
Vince McMahon does not want a "half-pint troll" representing his company as WWE Champion. But it may not matter what Vince wants, as the WWE Universe once again voiced its near unanimous desire to see Bryan topple John Cena at SummerSlam.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Captain Contender!
Alberto del Rio thought he should be allowed to name his own #1 Contender, just like John Cena did. But Vickie Guerrero had other plans. She set up a #1 Contender Match, and Christian scored the upset win (over RVD and Randy Orton) to earn a title shot.
 
RAW RECAP: Cranky Vince is Out of Touch
Vince McMahon does not want a "half-pint troll" representing his company as WWE Champion. But it may not matter what Vince wants, as the WWE Universe once again voiced its near unanimous desire to see Bryan topple John Cena at SummerSlam.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: All Wet
That dirty thief, Cody Rhodes, stole Damie Sandow's Money in the Bank Briefcase, and threw it in the Gulf of Mexico. Damien (futilely) leapt in after it. OO would be indignant on behalf of its Onscreen Avatar of Intellectual Superiority, if only it weren't so damned funny.
 
RAW RECAP: The Amazing Daniel Bryan
This is getting ridiculous; just when you think Daniel Bryan can't do anything more to amaze you and make headlines, there he is, wrestling (and WINNING) three consecutive matches that made up the entire closing 50 minutes of RAW. Rick Scaia has a full write-up on Bryan's night and the rest of Monday's action.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Cougartown, Take 2
Teddy Long, Booker T, and even Brad Maddox tried their best to impress Vince McMahon on Friday. But in the end, he chose to hand the reigns of SD over to Vickie Guerrero. It's the start of her second run as SD's GM... read on to see if it went as well as Maddox's first night as RAW GM.
 
RAW RECAP: No Briefcase Required
With a unanimous mandate from the fans, John Cena selected Daniel Bryan as his SummerSlam opponent, proving that the truly talented don't need no steenkin' briefcases to main event the 2nd biggest show of the year. And in other news: Chris Jericho and RVD provided the best of 3 amazing wrestling matches. Rick Scaia fills you in.
 
PPV RECAP: WWE Money in the Bank 2013
Randy Orton won the red briefcase in pretty anticlimactic fashion (hint: if Curtis Axel involved in the finish of an "All Stars" match, something is wrong). But luckily, the SD MitB match was outstanding, and won by Damien Sandow. Also: Cena and del Rio each retained his title. Rick Scaia has complete results and analysis for you.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Are Vipers Colorblind?
We all know Randall Orton is not the brighted bulb on the tree. But now, he may be colorblind, too. After a draw against Sheamus, Orton won a brawl to grab the blue MitB Briefcase. Which isn't the one he's fight for. Dum dum.
 
RAW RECAP: Odds-on Favorite?
Less than a month ago, Daniel Bryan was a "weak link." Now, he's a strong favorite to win the All Star Money in the Bank Ladder Match. On a huge winning streak, Bryan closed out RAW by decimating CM Punk and Randy Orton, and grabbing the Red Briefcase. Rick Scaia has results.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Hands Off Heyman!
The relationship between CM Punk and Paul Heyman has been on the rocks, lately... but when push came to shove on Friday, Punk had Heyman's back. When Alberto del Rio punched Paul in the face, Punk went berzerk on him, bringing their main event match to an end.
 
RAW RECAP: Rocking Chair Defeats Cena!
After John Cena beat Alberto del Rio in a Champion vs. Champion Match, RAW didn't end with Cena's celebrationg. Instead, it ended with an extended shot of Bray Wyatt's rocking chair. No pressure, Wyatts, you only have to live up to being more important than the WWE Champ pinning the World Champ! Rick Scaia has results and analysis
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Fiesta del Ziggler
Daniel Bryan beat Randy Orton Friday on SmackDown. But it was via count-out. And Bryan won't be happy until he proves his dominance with a clear-cut tap-out. He asked for the match to be restarted, to no avail. Read on for full details.
 
RAW RECAP: YES! YES! YES!
On a night when Brock Lesnar returned to attack CM Punk (suspiciously, he did this after Punk dumped Paul Heyman as his manager), the big story of the night was Mark Henry. The big lug delivered the greatest fake retirement speech ever (complete with real tears) before kicking John Cena's ass and revealing it was all a ruse to move to the front of the WWE Title Contenders line. Rick Scaia reports.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: No Charity Needed
Daniel Bryan beat Randy Orton Friday on SmackDown. But it was via count-out. And Bryan won't be happy until he proves his dominance with a clear-cut tap-out. He asked for the match to be restarted, to no avail. Read on for full details.
 
RAW RECAP: World's Strongest Actor
On a night when Brock Lesnar returned to attack CM Punk (suspiciously, he did this after Punk dumped Paul Heyman as his manager), the big story of the night was Mark Henry. The big lug delivered the greatest fake retirement speech ever (complete with real tears) before kicking John Cena's ass and revealing it was all a ruse to move to the front of the WWE Title Contenders line. Rick Scaia reports.
 
PPV RECAP: WWE Payback 2013
In three big matches, John Cena retained the WWE Title against Ryback, CM Punk defeated Chris Jericho in a match to determine the "best in the world" (it was also the night's best match), and Alberto del Rio beat Dolph Ziggler for the World Title (and turned heel in the process). Rick Scaia has all the results and analysis for your edification.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Victory at Last!
The Shield had not been defeated in 6-man action. Until now. The trio of Daniel Bryan, Kane, and Randy Orton finally broke their streak, as Bryan got Rollins to tap out to the NO! Lock in last night's main event. The live crowd went positively apeshit for the huge win.
 
RAW RECAP: Close but No Cigar
With a PPV looming, WWE tried to put its best foot forward on Monday, but fell just short of delivering the goods. Sure, we got the Wanker Dream Match of Bryan vs. Rollins, but it never quite hit top speed. And yeah, Dolph Ziggler returned to TV; but he didn't hardly do anything. Plus, Kaitlyn's secret admirer is a girl, but it's not as hot as you'd think.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Viper vs. Goat
Forced into a tag match against the Shield, Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton STARTED on different pages. They ended in different books. In response to an accidental dropkick from Bryan during the match, Orton hit an on-purpose RKO on Bryan after the match. Get all the details...
 
RAW RECAP: Upsets Everywhere
Cena and Ryback are headlining the upcoming Payback PPV in a WWE Title Match. But on Monday's RAW, both were losers. Curtis Axel beat Cena in a No DQ Match, and Daniel Bryan defeated Ryback (it was Bryan's second match of the night, too!). Rick Scaia has full details and analysis
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Gold Star for Goat Boy
Even by his own lofty standards, "Wrestling Midas" Daniel Bryan had a big night on Friday. He wrestled in his own match against Roman Reigns, he helped Kane win a match against Seth Rollins, and at the end of the show, he went berzerk and dominated the Shield, 1-on-3 (after Orton and Kane had been beaten down), all while the crowd went positively apeshit. Pyro has all the details.
 
RAW RECAP: CM Punk Sighting. Sort of.
On the Highlight Reel, Chris Jericho decided to ask Paul Heyman about CM Punk. And Heyman fired back that everything's totally OK, he talks to Punk all the time, and Punk's still the Bestin the World. So Jericho called his bluff, and challenged Punk to a match at the Payback PPV. Interesting twist. Along with a fantastic tag title match, it co-highlighted the night. Rick Scaia has full details and analysis
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Sheamus, the Bully
So, let's say you're a loveable Fella, who is first in line to go out and shill for WWE's "Be a Star" Anti-Bullying campaign. How would you re-act to getting out-smarted by Damien Sandow? By beating up an innocent announcer, of course. Read up on Sheamus' latest failure as a role model.
 
RAW RECAP: Son of Perfect
Joe Hennig has been on WWE TV for years as "Michael McGuillicutty," which doesn't exactly tell the tale of his pedigree. BUt after Monday, he's known as "Curtis Axel" (a mash-up of his dad and granddad's names), and is managed by Paul Heyman. Also, he beat the shit out of Triple H. Rick Scaia has the full write-up.
 
PPV RECAP: WWE Extreme Rules 2013
They came into the PPV with no gold. They left with three belts. The Sheild are for real, my friends. Dean Ambrose is the new US Champ, while Rollins and Reigns beat Kane and Bryan to win the tag titles. Also: Brock Lesnar topped Triple H in a cage match, while Cena and Ryback went to a cheesy no decision. Rick Scaia has all the analysis and results
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: I Want My MizTV (To Go Away)
With the summer concert season looming, Chris Jericho's availability to WWE will be dropping down to zero. So, they're really trying to make the most of the dwindling moments during this current window of opportunity. On top of his pending issue with Fandango, Jericho was given Ryback duty on Friday night. DOUBLE Ryback duty, at that.
 
RAW RECAP: How to Beat the Shield
The OOriginal Fandangirl is back! And OO would like to take at least partial credit for it! In other RAW developments: (1) the Shield once again got the better of Cena/Kane/Bryan in the main event, (2) Ryback once again stood by and let it happen, (3) Damien Sandow displayed a lovely singing voice and (4) Kaitlyn admitted her undying love for Ralph Wiggum.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Making the Most of It
With the summer concert season looming, Chris Jericho's availability to WWE will be dropping down to zero. So, they're really trying to make the most of the dwindling moments during this current window of opportunity. On top of his pending issue with Fandango, Jericho was given Ryback duty on Friday night. DOUBLE Ryback duty, at that.
 
RAW RECAP: Mission Accomplished~!
The OOriginal Fandangirl is back! And OO would like to take at least partial credit for it! In other RAW developments: (1) the Shield once again got the better of Cena/Kane/Bryan in the main event, (2) Ryback once again stood by and let it happen, (3) Damien Sandow displayed a lovely singing voice and (4) Kaitlyn admitted her undying love for Ralph Wiggum.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Job-Stealing Foreigner
If you're Zeb Colter, or otherwise prone to believe in Tea Party nonsense, you should be ULTRA pissed about Ricardo Rodriguez this week. Not only does the filthy Mexican have a job here in America, but he wrestled THREE times this week on SD, taking work away from hard working American citizens. If you're not so inclined, OO applauds your sense of reason, and invites you to read Rick Scaia's recap of Ricardo's big night.
 
RAW RECAP: So Much Wrestling!
The Standard WWE Format Sheet calls for two long-ish wrestling matches per show. Usually one is the main event, and the other is a mid-show "anchor" match. Well, last night they deviated from this formula, and the fans were treated to FOUR really good matches. Rick Scaia has a complete breakdown for you.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Your Worst Nightmare
Big Show and Mark Henry, totalling roughly 1000 pounds of badassitude, had their way with Sheamus and Randy Orton on Friday night. One can't help but wonder what would happen if they decided to form a full time tag team. They'd be pretty unstoppable. Read up on their first pairing and the rest of Friday's results.
 
RAW RECAP: You're on Your Own, Cena
Ryback gave John Cena a taste of his own medicine on Monday: after a main event promo, the Shield attacked Cena, and Ryback stood by and just let it happen. Jerk. In addition to that, Kofi Kingston is the new US Champ, a HHH vs. Lesnar rematch is set, CM Punk has a crisis of conscience, and Jerry Lawler goes off the rails and says what we've all been thinking since the Bellas returned.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Fandango Rising
On Monday, Fandango's theme song had a hell of a night, even if the man got his ass kicked. On Friday, Fandango himself had a big night, beating the crap out of Chris Jericho, and standing tall as the show faded to black. All that, plus a rare appearance by Triple H, and lots more. PyroFalkon has details.
 
RAW RECAP: WankerMania
The raucous crowd at RAW certainly added a lot of sizzle, but make no mistake: there was a lot of steak here, too, to go with the mutinous chants. Dolph Ziggler winning the WHC headlines the list of happenings, which also included a rare post-WM appearance by the Undertaker (to stand alongside Kane/Bryan against the Shield), an IC Title change, and an apparent heel turn by Ryback. Good times.
 
PPV RECAP: WWE WrestleMania 29
Undertaker defeated CM Punk in the hands-down best match of the night. John Cena took the WWE Title from the Rock in a match that was followed by a Show of Mutual Respect. Triple H saved his career by beating Brock Lesnar. And other stuff happened, too. Rick Scaia has a full recap and analysis for you.
 
OO: WrestleMania 29 in Perspective
WWE silenced Internet Wankers worldwide by putting Dolph Ziggler on a bit of a winning streak this week. In fact, not only did Ziggler win two matches in a row, he did it against the reigning tag team champions, including a Friday night win over Kane.
 
IN-DEPTH PREVIEW: WrestleMania 29
CM Punk interrupted the Undertaker'tribute to cut a dick-ish promo about how he's sorry for Taker's loss... his loss at WrestleMania, that is! Then, just when you thought Punk got his comeuppance, he grabs a steel chair and interrupts a touching reunion of Taker and Kane. Then, he steals the urn. What a jerkface!
 
RAW RECAP: CM Punk, Overlord of the Assholes
WWE silenced Internet Wankers worldwide by putting Dolph Ziggler on a bit of a winning streak this week. In fact, not only did Ziggler win two matches in a row, he did it against the reigning tag team champions, including a Friday night win over Kane.
 
RAW RECAP: Truth in Advertising
WWE silenced Internet Wankers worldwide by putting Dolph Ziggler on a bit of a winning streak this week. In fact, not only did Ziggler win two matches in a row, he did it against the reigning tag team champions, including a Friday night win over Kane.
 
RAW RECAP: Triple H's Last Stand
CM Punk interrupted the Undertaker'tribute to cut a dick-ish promo about how he's sorry for Taker's loss... his loss at WrestleMania, that is! Then, just when you thought Punk got his comeuppance, he grabs a steel chair and interrupts a touching reunion of Taker and Kane. Then, he steals the urn. What a jerkface!
 
RAW RECAP: CM Punk, Lord of the Assholes
CM Punk interrupted the Undertaker'tribute to cut a dick-ish promo about how he's sorry for Taker's loss... his loss at WrestleMania, that is! Then, just when you thought Punk got his comeuppance, he grabs a steel chair and interrupts a touching reunion of Taker and Kane. Then, he steals the urn. What a jerkface!
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Big Show, Loveable Lug?
Few guys have flip-flopped between fan favorite and villian as often as Big Show. And it looks like he'll be at it again, as the Shield have made for strange bedfellows. After Friday's main event, Show's now part of a three-way marriage of convenience with Sheamus and Randy Orton.
 
RAW RECAP: Streak vs. Imaginary Streak
In CM Punk's mind, he should still be the undefeated, undisputed WWE Champion for the 460th day in a row... but since he's not, he's decided that the next best thing would be ending the Undertaker's undefeated WrestleMania streak. After winning a fatal fourway main event, he'll get his shot at WM29.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: The Shield Ain't so Tough
For the second time in a week, the Shield held a 3-on-2 advantage over their foes. And for the second time in a week, they got the short end of the stick and wound up running away from the fight. See how their interference in an Orton/Show main event went awry in our recap.
 
RAW RECAP: Match of the Year?
CM Punk and John Cena took "free per view" to a whole other level on Monday, delivering an incredible main event (won by Cena, who is now confirmed as The Rock's opponent at WrestleMania). Get full play-by-play and the rest of Monday's action (which also included an awesome and bloody show-opening brawl between Brock Lesnar and Triple H)
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Swagger's Last Ride?
If WWE decides to punish Jack Swagger for his recent arrest on DUI and marijuana posessesion charges, last night's taped-before-the-arrest SD may be your last chance to see him with his full WrestleMania push intact (ample tea party ranting and beating Randy Orton and all).
 
RAW RECAP: Rock's New Toy
On his way to the main event of WrestleMania, The Rock decided to upgrade his WWE Title belt to something slightly less ridiculous-looking. Which is exactly what he did: the new belt is still pretty lame, a marginal improvement, at best. In other news: CM Punk talked John Cena into putting his WM title shot against the Rock up for grabs in a match next week.
 
PPV RECAP: WWE Elimination Chamber 2013
Rock's win over CM Punk -- which seemingly cements Rock/Cena II at WrestleMania -- was a bit of an abbreviated and chinclock-laden disappointment. But on the upside, the SD Chamber Match was absolutely awesome (and won by Jack Swagger), while the Shield's surprise win over Cena & Co. far exceeded any rational expectations. Rick Scaia has details and analysis.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: A Reunion Gone Awry
The last time Big Show and Chris Jericho spent any significant time together, they were tag team champions. Well, on Friday, they wound up in the same ring, arguing over who will be the World Champion after WrestleMania. Booker T ordered them to face each other in SD's main event. This round went to Big Show.
 
RAW RECAP: Punk Takes Title (Belt)
CM Punk tried to bolster his case that he's still the WWE Champion by kicking Rock's ass and walking out with the title belt in hand. Alas, possession is still only 9/10ths of the law, so Rock's still the champ. But it was a quality dick move to cap off a solid show (which included an excellent Jericho/Bryan match, and more).
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: That's What He Does
Since returning a week ago, Mark Henry has been on a path of random rage. So, in an attempt to placate the World's Moistest and Angriest Man, Booker T gave him a chance to earn a spot in the Elimination Chamber Match. Henry made the most of it, beating Randy Orton in Friday's main event.
 
RAW RECAP: Safety in Numbers
When John Cena promised to "call out" the Shield during the final segment on RAW, it didn't seem like that bright an idea. Until he revealed that he had back-up: he was joined by Ryback and Sheamus. It capped of another solid RAW that also featured an excellent Punk/Jericho match and much, much more.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Collateral Damage
The war between Big Show and Alberto del Rio is far from over, it seems. And it also seems like nobody is safe as long as they're at odds. While inflicting damage on each other, the two also destroyed some poor schmuck's rental car and Ricardo Rodriguez along the way.
 
RAW RECAP: Brock's Back
First, it was the Rock. Then came Chris Jericho. Presumably, the Undertaker's gonna be showing up in the next couple weeks. And as of Monday, Brock Lesnar is back (defending Paul Heyman, and F-5'ing Vince McMahon). Must be WrestleMania Season!
 
PPV RECAP: WWE Royal Rumble 2012
Cena won the Rumble. Rock beat Punk. So things were pretty predictable... but they were also solidly entertaining. The Rumble was fun as usual. Rock/Punk was downright outstanding. And on top of that, Alberto and Big Show may have been the best match of the night.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Show SMASH~!
WWE hyped it as a night of celebration for new World Champ Alberto del Rio. But the palpable subtext of the evening was one of friends getting ready to stab each other in the back. Leading the way in the Passive Aggression Sweepstakes was Randy Orton, with Layla not far behind.
 
RAW RECAP: Beware of Falling Anvils
The time for "cookiepusses" and pre-packing one liners about "boxing with god" is past... this week on RAW, the Rock and CM Punk ended the show with some good ol' fashion smacktalk, followed by a pull-apart brawl. It capped off a big 20th Anniversary show that also included Kaitlyn winning the Women's Title and lots more.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Night of Frenemies
WWE hyped it as a night of celebration for new World Champ Alberto del Rio. But the palpable subtext of the evening was one of friends getting ready to stab each other in the back. Leading the way in the Passive Aggression Sweepstakes was Randy Orton, with Layla not far behind.
 
RAW RECAP: Kicking Things Off with a Bang
The time for "cookiepusses" and pre-packing one liners about "boxing with god" is past... this week on RAW, the Rock and CM Punk ended the show with some good ol' fashion smacktalk, followed by a pull-apart brawl. It capped off a big 20th Anniversary show that also included Kaitlyn winning the Women's Title and lots more.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Babyface Destiny
It was a huge surprise when Alberto del Rio turned face out of nowhere. It was an even bigger surprise now that he's won the World Heavyweight TItle, completely out of left field. His win came in an excellent main event brawl against Big Show, and capped off an all-around tremendous edition of SmackDown.
 
RAW RECAP: Kicking Things Off with a Bang
In recent years, the first RAW of the New Year has become a free-per-view unto itself. And to kick off 2013, WWE served up the very best New Year's RAW ever: two PPV caliber matches (Cena/Ziggler, and the almost unfathomably excellent Punk/Ryback TLC Match) and an epic show-closing Rock/Punk promo that spanned 20 minutes and a commercial break.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: 2012, a Cena Apocalypse
The diptards who misquoted the Mayans were wrong about the end of the world, but try telling that to John Cena. On the last major WWE telecast of 2012, he got his ass handed to him AGAIN by Dolph Ziggler and his new pal, Big E. Langston. It was the capper on a special live, ad-free edition of SmackDown.
 
TV RECAP: Tribute to the Troops 2012
It's been years since WWE went overseas to tape a whole show in the Middle East, but they're still churning out the annual feel-good event where all the good guys win and you're forced to listen to crappy music. At least this year, you got the Muppets being awesome. Read up on how.
 
RAW RECAP: Whooooooo!
On Monday, WWE handed out the annual Slammy Awards (albeit in a silly, Twitter-ized format that not only cheapened the concept, but made for some VERY crappy/awkward TV)... but the big story was a cameo by Ric Flair that turned into a huge 3-segment angle that included Cena, Punk, The Shield, and more getting in on the act. Good times.
 
PPV RECAP: Tables Ladders and Chairs 2012
It was a big night for the new guys. Not only did Dolph Ziggler cement his freshly-granted status as a main eventer by defeating Joh Cena, but The Shield stole the show in their very first match ever on WWE TV by defeating Kane and Team Friendship in an outstanding brawl. Rick Scaia has all the details for you.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Good for the Gander
Last week, Sheamus circumvented Booker T's "No Touching" Rule to get the better of Big Show. This week, Show was the one who utilized the clause to one-up Sheamus without physical contact. Show instead beat the crap out of Sheamus' best friend, William Regal, causing Sheamus to lose a match in the process.
 
RAW RECAP: Utter Chaos~!
WWE had one week in which to undo one PPV main event, and build up a wholly new one. How'd they do it? A tried and true method where things break down into utter chaos, and viewers are left over-stimulated and half-confused... not only by a massive 10 man brawl, but by Cody Rhodes' ludicrous new coustache!
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: One Clever Fella
After institution of a "No Touching" Rule, Big Show kept trying to goad Sheamus into making physical contact (thus negating their upcoming PPV match). Instead, Sheamus found a loophole, and launched Ricardo Rodriguez at Show's balls, like a battering ram. Good times.
 
RAW RECAP: Ryback's Revenge
Not only did Ryback finally get the better of The Shield on Monday, he got CM Punk alone in the ring, and used it as a chance to whack him with a chair, hit him with a ladder, and then powerbomb him through a table. For storyline purposes, the attack was enough to scratch Punk from Sunday's TLC PPV.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Getting Personal
Damien Sandow's public addresses to the unwashed masses haven't made you people any smarter. So Mr. Sandow has decided that he will take his quest to save society to the personal level, interviewing randomly selected fans before his matches, and giving them the chance to impress him with their intelligence. The first interview took place last night, and was quite illuminating.
 
RAW RECAP: Incidental, or Insurance?
In their first interview since showing up on WWE TV, the "NXT 3" declared that they are NOT working for CM Punk. It's merely incidental that CM Punk is the one being so constantly wronged. And then Ambrose, Rollins, and Reigns came to Punk's aid again (for the 3rd time in a week) to close out the show.
 
RAW RECAP: Nerd-gasm!
Not only is CM Punk continuing to get the better of Ryback, he's now doing it with the help of three obscure Indy Darlings, unknown to most, but beloved by wrestling's most obsessed wankers. OK, so it's two indy darlings (the very talented Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins) and the Rock's cousin (not entirely untalented), but close enough.
 
PPV RECAP: WWE Survivor Series 2012
OO admits that it didn't think there was a way for Survivor Series to end that wouldn't be (a) stupid (Cena or Ryback winning) or (b) predictable. But WWE found a way for Punk to win that was anything but predictable. Instead, Punk won with the help of a trio of new guys, two of whom are talented Indy Darlings and the other of whom is the Rock's cousin. Rick Scaia has all the details.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Bigger Isn't Better
Well, the [redacted] Khali is back. And he picked up right where he left off: by sucking. He lumbered through a barely watchable main event "match" against Big Show, and got pinned after a WMD. At least WWE had the sense to add a tag ending, in which Show and Sheamus brawled in the parking lot.
 
RAW RECAP: Ohio Decides. Again.
For the second time in a week, it was left up to Ohio to decide a matter of national importance. The issue: Who should replace Ryback on Team Foley? And in Columbus -- capitol of the Buckeye State -- the fans overwhelmingly selected a fellow Ohioan, Miz. Miz's meddling with Team Friendship was the highlight of an overall entertaining night of wrestling. <
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Orton Wins via Landslide
It's no secret that OO isn't especially fond of Randy Orton. That's because he's not especially good at much of anything. But every now and again, the stars align and this paragon of competence and mediocrity becomes more than the sum of his parts. Last Tuesday was one such occassion, as Orton faced Alberto del Rio in a Street Fight, and came out victorious after almost 25 minutes of intense and entertaining brawling.
 
RAW RECAP: Feeding Frenzy
It was a big night for Ryback. Not only did the ability-challenged hack take part in his first high quality main event match, but he pinned CM Punk, and found himself moved out of a 10-man Elimination Match and into a WWE Title Match, when WWE completely blew up last week's Survivor Series plans.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Successful Reunion
Once upon a time, Big Show and Miz were tag team champions. Then they grew apart. Then, they were thrown together (against their will) on Friday night for a main event tag match against Sheamus and Kofi Kingston. And they picked up right where they left off.
 
RAW RECAP: Honoring Tradition
Mick Foley accused CM Punk of sullying the tradition of the WWE Title with his antics. So Punk retorted by challenging Mick to a traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match. Mick accepted. Read on to find out who joined each team.
 
PPV RECAP: WWE Hell in a Cell 2012
Rs soon as New Ref (and FCW developmental wrestler) Brad Maddox showed up as the referee for Sunday's PPV main event, you pretty much knew how things were gonna end. And sure enough, the Punk/Ryback match wasn't all that good. Luckily, the PPV didn't end there: an angry Ryback got his revenge by Shellshocking Punk ON TOP OF THE CELL. Holy shit, indeed. Also, Big Show beat Sheamus for the World Heavyweight Title in a surprisingly awesome match. Rick Scaia has details
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Friendship Reigns
SmackDown's main event was an utterly pointless and anticlimactic promo by Sheamus and Big Show. Luckily, there were some gems on the undercard. Especially anything involving Team Friendship and the Rhodes Scholars. Kane beat Cody, with Bryan and Sandow on commentary. Sandow beat Bryan, with Kane and Cody on commentary. And it was good.<
 
RAW RECAP: Fraternizing is Bad
In today's G-Rated WWE, you can't come right out and accuse a chick of sleeping around. However, it turns out you CAN accuse her of "fraternizing." That's exactly the allegation made against AJ, and it's why she's been forced to resign as General Manager of RAW. Rick Scaia has details, along with the rest of Monday's action.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Viper Hunt
Randy Orton used the twitter to declare he'd be at SmackDown to get revenge on Alberto del Rio. But when the show started, nobody could find him. Embiggened by Orton's absence, Alberto won a main event match, and started mocking Orton. Of course, THAT's when Randall ran in and attacked del Rio from behind.
 
RAW RECAP: Stunt Casting 101
When WWE announced Vince McMahon was going to be on RAW just 7 days after its lowest ratings in 15 years, OO called it a clear case of "stunt casting." And it was, in the literal/no-value-judgment sense of the phrase. But it also turned out way better than OO would have expected. Instead of a blustery "State of WWE Address," Vince found himself in an intense main event brawl against CM Punk.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Nothing to Prove
CM Punk's still declining to face John Cena inside a Cell later this month on PPV. He's got nothing to prove after already beating Cena every single time they've tangled in the past. But just to stay sharp, Punk decided to face fellow internet darling Dolph Ziggler in an excellent Friday Night main event.
 
RAW RECAP: Hell No? Hell YES!!!
Everybody's favorite odd couple were victorious again last night, beating CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler in a non-title match. Sure, Kane and Daniel Bryan got a little help (Ziggler repaid Punk for their last tag match by walking out on the match, and leaving Punk to face a 1-on-2 disadvantage), but a win is a win.<
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Big Night for Big Show
Big Show was all over the place on Friday night, starting with a show opening promo in which he declared his intentions to regain the World Heavyweight Title, and ending with a main event in which he beat Randy Orton to become the official #1 Contender to said title.
 
RAW RECAP: Ryback? Really?!?
CM Punk politely declined a challenge from John Cena, citing the many other deserving stars who should get WWE Title shots before Cena. I don't think anybody expected Ryback would be that next "deserving" guy. And yet, here we are, after a Punk/Ryback staredown to end the show.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Bonding Exercises
WWE served up a heaping helping of Team Friendship on Friday, and truly the fans were the winners. Kane and Daniel Bryan had a promo with Edge, were in singles action, had backstage skits with Dr. Shelby, all before main eventing in a tag match. Good times.
 
RAW RECAP: The New Guy Blows It
When a new rookie ref (who also just so happens to be an FCW developmental wrestler) suddenly shows up calling a main event match on RAW, it's grounds to be suspicious. And sure enough, by night's end, he screwed CM Punk, and is in the middle of a huge controversy.
 
PPV RECAP: WWE Night of Champions 2012
CM Punk and John Cena didn't quite recreate the magic of July 2011... but they sure as hell tried. Cena busted out a no hands plancha; Punk dusted off a corkscrew moonsault. And the end came after a big-ass top rope German Superplex. But when both men's shoulders were down, that end was a draw, which means Punk retained the title. Rick Scaia has full details and analysis for you in his recap.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: 18 Seconds? NO! NO! NO!
After his dear, dear friend Ricardo felt the wrath of Sheamus' Brogue Kick, Alberto del Rio was forced to do the right thing: he enlisted the help of an upstanding lawyer, and fought to ban the dangerous move. Read on to see how Alberto and David Otunga successfully convinced Booker T to outlaw the Brogue Kick
 
RAW RECAP: The Show Must Go On
Lost in the shadow cast by Jerry Lawler's heart attack is the fact that RAW went on (mostly) as planned, and featured a pair of incredibly compelling and intense showdowns involving CM Punk, Bret Hart, and John Cena. Also: there was the birth of Team Friendship.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: The Boot Gets the Boot
After his dear, dear friend Ricardo felt the wrath of Sheamus' Brogue Kick, Alberto del Rio was forced to do the right thing: he enlisted the help of an upstanding lawyer, and fought to ban the dangerous move. Read on to see how Alberto and David Otunga successfully convinced Booker T to outlaw the Brogue Kick.
 
RAW RECAP: Heyman Lands an Expansion Franchise
CM Punk's claimed to be a "Paul Heyman Guy" in the past. And now, he's a Paul Heyman Guy in the present. Heyman's seemingly expanded his roster of clients to include Punk. The revelation that Punk is in cahoots with Heyman capped off an enjoyable show.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Losing is the new Winning
If SmackDown had a running theme this week, it was this: you can win by losing. Just look at the main event, where Dolph Ziggler lost to Randy Orton, but ended the show celebrating that he's still got his MitB Briefcase. Or better yet, Damien Sandow, who held his own against Sheamus before deciding that ignoramous wasn't worth the trouble, leaving Sheamus with an unsatisfying count out win.
 
RAW RECAP: Say My Name
CM Punk just took a page out of Walter White's book. 24 hours after Walt turned full-on heel on Breaking Bad (by murdering a senior citizen and demanding to be called "Heisenberg"), Punk turned full-on heel by decimating a senior citizen (Jerry Lawler) and demanding to be called "Best in the World." Rick Scaia has all the details.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Deja Vu All Over Again
OO has exhausted its supply of jokes about how many times Alberto del Rio will face Sheamus for the World Heavyweight Title. But WWE doesn't care, and is running that match yet again at Night of Champions. Alberto beat Randy Orton (cleanly, via submission) to earn his eleventy billionth title shot. Rick Scaia has a full report.
 
RAW RECAP: Dignity Before Gold?
All John Cena had to do to get a shot at the WWE Title was admit that CM Punk was the best wrestler in the world. But Cena refused in an absolutely electric "main event promo" that saw him put his dignity and credibilty ahead of a free title shot. It capped off a show that also saw Jericho get fired and (maybe) HHH retired.
 
PPV RECAP: SummerSlam 2012
After months of build-up, Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar paid off on all the hype: Lesnar (winless in his last 4 matches, dating back to UFC), got HHH to tap out in an intense brawl. The rest of the show was merely decent, including a cleverly booked win for CM Punk, a surprise win for Jericho, and even a new US Champion.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Backfired!
Despite being one strike away from being fired under WWE's drug testing policy, Randy Orton finds himself right back in the World Title picture on SD after beating #1 Contender Alberto del Rio. Get details on that (and more, including Booker T being named the new GM) in our recap.
 
RAW RECAP: Bigger IS Better
One week after a patience-trying, filler-laden show, RAW proved it CAN deliver a mostly-entertaining show in its new expanded 3 hour format. As if to underscore the point that bigger is better, the 7-foot, 500-pound Big Show got the last laugh on the night, flattening both CM Punk and John Cena after RAW's main event, and then posing with the WWE Title belt.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Hitting with Two Strikes
Despite being one strike away from being fired under WWE's drug testing policy, Randy Orton finds himself right back in the World Title picture on SD after beating #1 Contender Alberto del Rio. Get details on that (and more, including Booker T being named the new GM) in our recap.
 
RAW RECAP: Heel, or Tweener?
As OO suspected, CM Punk isn't quite a heel... yet. He's the same guy he was last summer when he shot to stardom. It's just that some fans may have lost sight of the fact that that same guy can be kind of a prick, especially when he feels like he's being disrespected. See how Punk's saltiness manifested itself this week in our recap.
 
SMACKDOWN RECAP: Destiny Do-Over
Alberto del Rio's "destiny" is to be world champ, if you believe his boasting. But this summer, it seems his destiny is to be #1 Contender without ever winning the belt. For the 4th time this summer, Alberto is the #1 Contender, and will face Sheamus at SummerSlam.
 
RAW RECAP: CM Punk is Not a Fan of Dwayne
On a jam-packed 1000th Episode of RAW, CM Punk provided the headline by attacking The Rock. But is it really a "heel turn," or just Punk Being Punk? Remember, last summer, Punk never passed up on a chance to mock "Dwayne," and the fans still catapulted him to babyface status. So perhaps there will still be plenty of fans for Punk now that the assaults on the Rock have gone from verbal to physical.

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RAW 1000 RECAP: CM Punk is Not a Fan of Dwayne

 
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