WWE RAW REPORT: FIRE MARSHALL CENA SHOWS US SOMETHING; AJ HAS EYES FOR . . . EVERYONE; PEOPLE POWER GETS MICHAEL COLE SAUCED UP; THE GHOST OF SIN CARA PAST; RYBACK GETS FED; DEL RIO WEAKENS HIS NO WAY OUT OPPONENT
By Richard Trionfo on 2012-06-04 23:05:53
In case you weren’t sick of the Big Show explaining why he did what he did to John Cena and then to everyone else, we have a video package to remind us of what he did.
We are live from Greenville, South Carolina and your announcers are Jerry ‘Why can’t we be in Columbia’ Lawler and Michael ‘Where can I get a People Power t-shirt’ Cole.
Match Number One: Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero versus Sheamus
Ziggler with forearms and punches to Sheamus but Sheamus sends Ziggler in the corner and connects with forearms. Sheamus with an Irish whip but Ziggler with an elbow. Ziggler with a kick to the leg but he tries for the Fameasser but Sheamus catches him. Ziggler tries for a sunset flip but Sheamus stays on his feet and he hits the fireman’s carry slam for a near fall.
Sheamus charges at Ziggler but Ziggler ducks down and Sheamus goes over the top rope to the floor. Sheamus pulls Ziggler to the floor and then he tries to send Ziggler into the ring post but Sheamus is able to stop short. Sheamus with an elbow and then he tries to Irish whip Ziggler into the steps but Ziggler leaps over the steps. Vickie distracts Sheamus and Ziggler hits a drop kick that knocks Sheamus off the apron and we go to commercial.
We are back and Ziggler with a rear chin lock but Sheamus head butts but Ziggler with a knee and he traps the arm. We see footage from the commercial when Sheamus went into the ring post and Ziggler continued to work on the arm. Ziggler tries for a crossface chicken wing but Sheamus with an arm drag and double sledges.
Sheamus with a shoulder into the corner followed by a knee lift and a power slam for a near fall. Ziggler with kicks and a DDT and he gets a near fall. Ziggler goes up top but Sheamus recovers and he punches Ziggler. Sheamus tries for a superplex but Ziggler with punches and elbows to the injured arm. Ziggler with a Fameasser from the top for a near fall.
Ziggler gets to his feet and he tries for the sleeper but Sheamus with a snap mare and White Noise. Sheamus stares into space and then he signals for the Brogue Kick and he hits it and gets the three count.
After the match, Del Rio attacks Sheamus from behind on the stage. Ricardo comes out and he grabs Sheamus’ legs to stop him. Del Rio kicks Sheamus’ head. Sheamus hangs from the stage and Del Rio applies the cross arm breaker while Ricardo screams something.
411’s Instant Analysis 06.04.12: WWE Monday Night Raw
Posted by Chad Nevett on 06.04.2012
SEGMENT TWO: Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler
Match Result: Sheamus pinned Dolph Ziggler
Match Length: A little under nine and a half minutes
One of the most challenging things about this weekly review column is discussing the matches. TV matches offer so little variation often because of time restraints, commercial breaks, and predictable booking. In many ways, you see the participants at their cores, stripped down to basics. Here, we see Sheamus as a powerhouse and Dolph Ziggler as a good wrestler who bumps well, but was clearly never going to win. The best he could shoot for was ‘looking good in defeat.’ It’s the same Sheamus and Ziggler we usually see in TV matches. And this was a solid match. No complaints on my end about it – nor about the post-match attack by Alberto Del Rio. But, is there anything of any consequence to say? That’s how you wind up with matches that you don’t have any negatives to discuss that get 7.0 or so out of ten. Self-imposed limitations.
Rating: 7.0 out of 10
411’s WWE RAW Report 6.4.12
Posted by Tony Acero on 06.04.2012
Match 1: Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler
Lock up but Dolph fights out with some rights. Sheamus sends Dolph into t he corner and hits some rights, then whips him into the corner again and Dolp hits an elbow. Ziggler runs nito Sheamus, floats over and tries for a sunset flip but Sheamus hits the Finlay Roll and a pin for 1…2..NO!. Sheamus grabs the chin of Dolph on the outside and pulls him towards the ropes. Sheamus hits the ropes then flies towards Dolph, but Dolph pulls the ropes and out goes Sheamus. Sheamus pulls Dolph out from under the ropes. He lifts up Dolph on his shoulder, Dolph floats over and tries to send Sheamus into the pole, but Shemaus stops it. Sheamus sends Dolph into the stair,s but Dolph hops atop them and joms to the opposite side. Vickie is here to yell at him, so Dolph runs into the ring and baseball slides the distracted Sheamus as we go to break.
Back, and both men are locked up. Sheamus is hitting some headbutts, then the ropes, but Dolph hits a high knee to the gut then locks a chinlock/chicken weing. During the break, Dolph sent Sheamus into the pole shoulder first. Sheamus is trying to power out of the hold, and does with a headbut then an arm drag. Sheamus with an axe handle, another to Dolph. He shoves Dolph into the corner then hits a knee of his own before hitting a nice body slam into a pin for 1…2..NO! Sheamus with a right. He misses a clothsline and Dolph kicks the mid section then hits a DDT. Ziggler with the cover for 1…2..NO! Dolph goes up top but Sheamus is up and hits a right hand, then another. Sheamuss is looking for a Superplex but Dolph hits him down then hits a leg drop! Nice. Ziggler covers but gets a 2 and a half. Both men are down but stirring. Dolph is up first, he’s calling for the Zig Zag but Sheamus just snapmares his ass down, then Dolph runs right into White Noise. Sheamus is calling for the Brogue Kick! He hits it. Covers for 1…2…3!!
Winner: Sheamus (**1/2)
The commercial broke up what was a pretty good flowing match that went much better and longer on Smackdown.
Sheamus is celebrating at the top of the stage when from out of nowhere, Alberto Del Rio comes flying out and attacks Sheamus. Del RIo has Sheamus trapped up against the big WWE logo. Ricardo comes out and grabs the leg of Sheamus, trapping him as Del Rio goes to work. Sheamus is hanging off the edge of the stage. Del Rio locks in the Armbreaker as Sheamus hangs over the edge.