Tonight’s WWE RAW comes to us live from Fresno, California and officially begins the countdown to WrestleMania 27 on April 3rd. There are numerous rumors swirling around tonight’s Monday Night RAW in regards to appearances by HHH, Undertaker, and The Rock. According to a Monday afternoon report by WrestleHeat.com, all signs point to the Undertaker being revealed as the “mystery figure” tonight. Additionally, WrestleHeat.com also reported a few hours ago that The Rock will not be in Fresno tonight for WWE RAW.
Speaking of The Rock, John Cena said via his Twitter page that he’s potentially going to respond to The Rock’s comments from last week.
“CeNation. Handled business last night. Tonight I will see what we do about the rock. If he wants some…come get some. This could be very interesting. Ps..grabbed a spare steel chain and lock off the elimination chamber just in case…gotta go now. Big peek a boo tournament b4 raw.”
Also on RAW tonight will be the “fall out” from last night’s WWE Elimination Chamber PPV which includes the following storylines: Randy Orton vs. CM Punk, Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole, and John Cena vs. The Miz.
Early report from tonight’s WWE event in Fresno is that Santino Marella defeated Tyson Kidd in a taped match for WWE Superstars.
Tonight’s episode of WWE RAW opens up with the video promo for 2/21/11 and the mystery figure. There’s a countdown to when he will be revealed later tonight. RAW then goes to its intro and we’re off and running to WrestleMania 27.
John Cena comes out to a large ovation of cheers and some boos. Cena responds to the Rock’s comments from last week. Cena busted out his “degree in Thugonomics” and verbally punked The Rock. It was definitely a great moment for Cena.
Match #1 – CM Punk vs. John Morrison
CM Punk comes out mocking Morrison. The match starts and Punk is in early control. Punk spends time focusing on Morrison’s injured knee. Morrison injured his knee last night at the PPV. Morrison had very little offense and sold his knee injury. The match was relatively quick as Punk took advantage of the knee injury and hits the GTS for the win.
Winner – CM Punk
After the match, CM Punk calls out Rand Orton. He shouts “Randal Keith Orton”. He says he has given Nexus the night off and wants Randy to come out. Punk talks about Randy Orton punting him in the skull back in December of 2008. Punk threatens to hurt Randy and tells him to just walk away. Orton comes running through the crowd and attacks Punk but CM escapes before the RKO. Nexus comes out but Punk doesn’t let them attack Randy.
We come back from commercial and out comes Alberto Del Rio. Kofi Kingston runs out and attacks Alberto. Del Rio’s ring announcer comes over and helps Alberto and now Del Rio is in control. He assaults the IC champ outside the ring, working on Kofi’s injured arm. Refs break it up after Del Rio locks in his arm bar. Del Rio goes back to attack Kofi. The camera picks up Del Rio saying some vulgar words in Spanish about the crowd’s mothers.
The Miz comes out and starts talking trash about the fans for cheering for The Rock. He makes fun of The Rock for not having the creativity to make fun of him. The Miz says he will main event against John Cena. He says the Rock and Cena are cultural icons and the people love them for it. The Miz “It doesn’t matter what you people think”..
Anonymous GM makes an announcement that the Corre will defend the tag titles against The Miz and John Cena.
Match #2 – The Bella Twins vs. Eve Torres and Gail Kim
The match lasted about 5 minutes which is standard for the WWE. The win came when the Bella Twins pulled a switch ala Killer Bees and got the rollup pin.
Winners – Bella Twins
We get a shot of the 2/21/11 video with 3 minutes left on the clock. Then we head to commercial.
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