The WrestleMania XXX “go-home” edition of WWE RAW, which comes to us live from Washington, D.C., opens with the “Gong.” The Undertaker slowly makes his way to the ring as Michael Cole hypes his streak and match against Brock Lesnar this Sunday on commentary.
Undertaker talks about 21 opponents trying, and 21 opponents failing to beat him at WrestleMania. He says Brock Lesnar is probably thinking how is he going to break the streak. He uses a sinking under water analogy to further point out how Lesnar will not break the streak this Sunday. He says many people believe in three things that can’t be beat: death, taxes and “the streak.” He goes to conclude his promo by informing Lesnar that he will “rest in peace,” however Lesnar’s music hits.
Out walks Lesnar and Paul Heyman. Heyman says he means no disrespect. He says his client, however, does. Heyman says this isn’t a match Lesnar has to win, it’s a match Undertaker must not lose. The fans drown out Heyman with loud “CM Punk” chants. In most cases, over the past few weeks, the Punk chants died down quickly. This week? Not so much. At least not in this case. After 20 seconds or so, they finally die down. Heyman goes on to talk about how Lesnar will break Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania. Heyman says that’s not a prediction, that’s a spoiler. He throws down the mic.
Heyman and Lesnar turn to leave, but Lesnar stops. He turns around. He and Heyman slowly walk towards the ring. Taker takes his big robe off. Lesnar stops. He turns and walks away again. He stops again. He turns and walks back to the ring again. He stops. He puts a big smile on his face and backs off once again. Well, gee-wiz. He turns around and starts walking to the ring again. This time he circles around the outside of the ring.
Heyman throws a chair in the ring and Taker goes to grab him. Lesnar attacks Taker from behind. Lesnar knocks the “Dead Man” off his feet. Lesnar hoists Taker up and nails him with his F-5 finisher. Lesnar stands over Taker, looking down at him, raising his hands in victory. His music plays and he exits the ring. He and Heyman go to leave, but Lesnar again approaches the ring. He doesn’t get back in the ring, instead he grabs the bottom rope from the floor, shakes it ala Ultimate Warrior, and lets out a trademark Lesnar screech/scream. We head to our first commercial break of the evening.
Big E. vs. Alberto Del Rio
When we return from commercial, WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E. makes his way to the ring. Out next is Alberto Del Rio.
The bell rings and these two immediately go at it. When the smoke clears, Big E. is in control of the offense. Big E. spears Del Rio in the corner and then hoists him up with a body-press over his head, dropping him down in Ultimate Warrior style for a near fall. Big E. goes for another spear in the corner, but this time Del Rio moves and the I-C champ blasts the ring post shoulder-first.
Del Rio pulls Big E.’s arms outside the ring, places them on the ring steps and stomps on them. On that note, we head to a mid-match commercial.
When we return from commercial, Del Rio is working over the arm of Big E. in the middle of the ring. Del Rio ends up applying a version of his Cross Armbreaker on Big E. through the ropes. Del Rio goes to fly onto Big E., but the I-C champ catches him coming off the top and slams him down to the mat.
Big E. is making his big comeback now as he nails Del Rio with a belly-to-belly suplex. He goes to follow it up with a big splash, however Del Rio gets his knees up. Del Rio calls for a superkick, but Big E. avoids it. Big E. simply throws Del Rio up in the air and lets him crash down face-first. Big E. goes for the Big Ending, but Del Rio reverses it into a double-knee backbreaker.
Del Rio is calling for the Cross Armbreaker. He grabs Big E., but Big E. back-body drops him. He follows that up with a big splash, this time hitting it successfully. Big E. pulls the straps down, but when he goes to pick up Del Rio, Del Rio reverses Big E. into a Cross Armbreaker. Big E. almost fights out, but Del Rio re-applies it. Big E. again tries to power out of it, and this time he does. He goes to pin Del Rio, but Del Rio grabs the bottom rope.
Del Rio tries crawling out of the ring, but Big E. drags him back in. Big E. sits Del Rio on the top rope. Del Rio knocks him off, but Big E. grabs the middle rope with both arms. Del Rio jumps off the top and double-boot stomps him in the chest. Del Rio blasts Big E. with a big superkick and covers him. 1-2-3. Del Rio wins.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
On Tap For Tonight …
We are told that the fans get to vote on who will face Kane tonight. The options are all three members of The Shield. We are reminded that Randy Orton vs. Batista takes place tonight. We are told that “up next” there will be a “Farewell to the Yes! Movement” segment with The Authority. Right after that, we are told that “up next” is “Follow The Buzzards,” as Michael Cole says Bray Wyatt will address John Cena. I wonder which one is actually “up next?” I guess we’ll find out soon enough! On that note, we head to another commercial.
Backstage Segment: The Wyatt Family
When we return from commercial, Michael Cole hypes up the feud brewing between Bray Wyatt and John Cena. We see some highlights of last week’s RAW, complete with Cena ending up in the sheep mask tied in the ropes.
After the video package concludes, we see a shot of the sheep mask backstage. The camera pans out and we see all three members of The Wyatt Family. Bray talks about craving change. Bray asks “do I have your attention now, kids?” He says he’s going to burn everything they love down to the ground. He says “they’re going to cry for you, John.” He says in time they are going to forget you. He says then they will see you the way he does, as a monster. He sings “he’s got the whole world, in his hands.”
Summer Rae vs. Natalya
We see highlights of last night’s Total Divas, with the focus being the clip where Summer Rae slaps Natalya outside of her house. After that, Summer makes her way to the ring. Michael Cole informs us that coming up after the break is Summer Rae vs. Natalya. On that note, we head to commercial.
When we return from commercial, Natalya makes her way to the ring. Vickie Guerrero joins Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and JBL on commentary. She talks about the Vickie Guerrero Diva Invitational match at WrestleMania XXX. She says the match will be one fall only.
Meanwhile, in the ring, Summer gets Natalya in the corner and stomps away at the back of her head. She clotheslines her down for a near fall. Natalya fires up and suplexes Summer a few times. Summer bitch-smacks Natalya and Cole says it’s a little payback. JBL corrects him, as it was Summer who smacked Natalya in the first place.
Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter but Summer kicks her off. Summer goes to run out of the ring, but Natalya grabs her by the hair and yanks her back in. As she was trying to do that, Summer blasts her with a kick. Summer pins her. 1-2-3. Summer Rae wins.
Winner: Summer Rae