What To Expect On Tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw

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Tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw takes place from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Last week’s Raw ended with Triple H brutally attacking Daniel Bryan and left him laying.

The Road to Wrestlemania 30 will continue as we are 13 days away from the biggest wrestling show of the year. Bryan is expected on tonight’s show. One would expect him to address what happened at the end of last week’s show. The best bet would be for Bryan to get beat down again to draw more heat to HHH and give Bryan more sympathy heading into their match at Wrestlemania.

It will be interesting to see what WWE does with Randy Orton and Batista tonight. Batista has been kept strong, while Orton has been looking like a patsy taking pinfalls to Bryan two out of the last three weeks. Orton has to look strong tonight to give the impression that he can walk out of Wrestlemania with the title and WWE has to make Batista look vulnerable at some point as he has been protected from that standpoint.

The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar are advertised to be on tonight’s show. Lesnar hasn’t been on Raw in three weeks and Undertaker hasn’t been on the show in two weeks. Lesnar has to look strong tonight because the last time these two were in the ring together, Lesnar took a chokeslam through a table.

Also advertised for the show is the guest host of Wrestlemania, Hulk Hogan. Also action movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger will be on the show to promote his new movie, “Sabotage”.

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Top Five Matches In The Career Of John Cena

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Wrestlemania 30 takes place in 13 days from the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The top matches on the show include Daniel Bryan vs HHH, Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker, Randy Orton vs Batista vs either Bryan or HHH and John Cena vs Bray Wyatt.

Throughout the next two weeks as we approach the biggest wrestling show of the year, we will be taking a look back at some of the best moments in the career of some of the superstars in the top matches.

John Cena has been the biggest star in the WWE for the last ten years. Cena is a 14 time WWE/World Heavyweight Champion and will be facing Wyatt at the “Showcase of the Immortals”. Cena has been in some of the biggest matches in the last decade and now we will take a look at the top matches in the career of Cena.

5) John Cena vs The Big Show for the United States Title at Wrestlemania 20: This was Cena’s first ever Wrestlemania as he had debuted in the middle of 2002, but did not appear at Wrestlemania 19. Going into Wrestlemania 20, Cena was on the rise as he had turned babyface at the end of 2003 and was riding a wave of momentum against Show. This match kicked off the card with Cena winning his first ever title in the WWE.


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4) John Cena vs JBL for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania 21: After winning the United States title at Wrestlemania 20, Cena held the title on and off throughout 2004. After winning a number one contender’s match over Kurt Angle the previous month, Cena moved onto Wrestlemania 21 to face JBL for the WWE championship. At that time, JBL was the longest reigning WWE champion in the last decade, holding the title for over nine months. Cena ended up walking out of Wrestlemania 21 defeating JBL to win his first WWE championship.

3) John Cena vs CM Punk for the WWE Championship at Money in the Bank 2011: This is a match that Cena did lose, but this match had a lot of significance to both guys and their respective careers. Heading into the match, Punk’s contract was expiring and no one knew whether he was resigning with the company. Cena has always been known as a guy who works hard, but hadn’t had many standout matches. Added into the match was the fact it was held in Punk’s hometown of Chicago. The crowd was electric as they were chanting Punk’s name the entire night and Cena came out with his head down, focused and booed out of the building. Combine all of those factors, Cena and Punk put on the best match in 2011 by Pro Wrestling Illustrated and one of the best matches in the career of Cena even in defeat.

2) John Cena vs The Rock for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania 29: This match in terms of work rate wasn’t a five star classic, but was significant. Cena and Rock battled at Wrestlemania 28 with Rock coming out on top after not competing for eight years. Rock’s next match was against CM Punk for the WWE Championship at Royal Rumble 2013 and won his first WWE title in ten and a half years. The match was the main event of this show, which was held in the number one market for the WWE, New York/New Jersey. Cena won the match to win his 13th Heavyweight Championship and was a passing of the torch as after the match, Rock walked up the rampway with Cena saluting him and raising his arm.


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1) John Cena vs Shawn Michaels on Monday Night Raw- April 23, 2007: Cena and Michaels faced each other at a few weeks earlier in the main event at Wrestlemania 23 with Cena retaining the WWE Championship. A few weeks later the two squared off again in the main event of the April 23, 2007 edition of Monday Night Raw in a non-title match in London, England with Michaels winning in a 40 plus minute classic. This was quite arguably not only the greatest match in the history of Raw, but it was the greatest match in the career of Cena. This was also deemed the match of the year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated for 2007.


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Give us your thoughts and if you would replace any of these matches in the career of John Cena.

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Mick Foley on Daniel Bryan, Comedy and his Amazing Package

foleywinkMick Foley talks about his WrestleMania dream vacation package which you can buy raffle tickets to (RealMickFoley.com/raffle) with all proceeds going to RAINN, all the amazing things that the winner gets, staying so busy in retirement from wrestling, some frustrations he has had with the WWE and being so public and honest about them, the current Daniel Bryan run, his comedy shows, dealing with people that interrupt him, his Santa Claus documentary and more.

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Gambling on Wrestling

 

gamingclubThe Major League Wrestling promotion featured a wide variety of different wrestling matches, from bouts between individual wrestling stars to team wrestling bouts such as the one between Funkin’ Army led by Terry Funk and the Extreme Horsemen team captained by Steve Corino. The original Major League Wrestling promotion may be no more, although fans can still view classic matches via the MLW Underground and MLW Classic television channels, but wrestling betting is very much alive and many of the stars of the sport got their start via Major League Wrestling.

At the moment not all of the major online bookies actually offer wrestling betting odds, although more are beginning to recognize that there is a customer base for gambling on the professional wrestling leagues. The oddness of wrestling betting is that matches are accepted to have pre-determined results, although neither fans nor bookmakers can be sure what these outcomes actually are ahead of the bouts. This aspect of wrestling bets nonetheless makes it unique compared with any other type of sports betting, and even different from playing popular casino games like poker, blackjack or the slot machines at online casino sites.

There are actually wrestling themed games on offer at these sites nowadays, as the casinos seek to reach as wide a range of people as possible, and the likes of the Andre the Giant video slot from sites like www.gamingclub.com/au/casino-games should have real appeal for pro-wrestling lovers. Games like this one have the best features of a standard slot machine, like being really cheap to game on and offering a great money jackpot. However they combine this with the sort of cutting edge video and audio that allows you to feel like you are part of the action. This is the vital extra element in casino games like these that other types of betting are not quite able to match.

Scotty 2 Hotty on Being in the Ring More, Young Talent and Theme Parks

scottywwe13Scotty 2 Hotty talks about appearance at Raw Old School earlier this year, being a part of the NXT Arrival show, why he is back in the ring more often now and working indy shows including with tag-team partner Brian Christopher after being apart for years, getting a chance to see old friends, the new talent in the WWE, helping at the performance center, why he never worked for another big company, becoming a firefighter and the TMZ story on that, being a part of WrestleMania in the past and his thoughts on this year’s show, his affinity for theme parks and much more.

Scotty will be signing autographs at WrestleCon in New Orleans on Saturday and Sunday of WrestleMania weekend.  Also, he is helping with Mick Foley’s WrestleMania Dream Vacation Raffle to support RAINN where the winner not only gets airfare to New Orleans plus tickets to WrestleMania 30, the Hall of Fame, Raw, and a whole lot more including airfare to Orlando, Florida where you’ll spend four nights at an Animal Kingdom resort, four-day parkhopper passes to Disney World and on one of those days Scotty will be your personal tour guide!

You can follow him on Twitter @The Scotty2Hotty and follow him on Facebook as well.

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Mick Foley Says That Monday’s Raw Was “Just Right”

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Mick Foley has been critical of the WWE product when it has come to Daniel Bryan. The WWE Hall of Famer went on a rant after the Royal Rumble when Bryan wasn’t in the 30 man Rumble match. Foley has taken to his Facebook to praise the show closing angle on this past Monday’s Raw featuring Bryan, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.

FOR ME, RAW WAS JUST RIGHT

Following the brutal beatdown of Daniel Bryan by Triple H on Monday’s #RAW, I received many questions on social media, asking if I thought WWE had gone too far, with many pointing out the beating’s resmeblance to the one I took at the hands of The Rock in the 1999 Royal Rumble. No, I don’t think they went too far. I think they went just far enough.

A few weeks ago, when Daniel Bryan challenged Triple H, and tried to engage the crowd in a “Yes” chant, it seemed half-hearted at best, to the point where I said out loud, in the Foley living room, “he’s trying to sell a match that no one wants to see.” Well, following Monday night, that match has gone from being simply the obstacle Daniel Bryan had to hurdle to get to the main event into a match I now I feel like I need to see.

Yes, it was brutal, yes it was tough to watch at certain points – but it served notice to all of those who had forgotten, that Triple H was one of the best bad guys of his generation – and Stephanie, with her recent work on the microphone, has become an abslolutely compelling authority figure – as effective as I’ve ever seen her; seemingly channelling her inner Vince. I’ve known Stephanie a long time, and somewhere in the McMahon/Helmsley home, she still has the pot-holder my daughter made for her many, many years, ago. No matter what happens in business, she is someone I will always consider a friend. But man, do I want to see her get what she has coming to her? Maybe a WWE Diva who might happen to have a close connection to Daniel Bryan to smack the taste out of her mouth. Any candidates?

Imagine me as Goldilocks, surveying the lay of the WWE land, looking at angles from the past – far past, and recent past, trying to figure out which one is the perfect fit when it comes to selling a match – really, truly turning a match into something that the WWE Universe feels they need to see. That Rumble I did with Dwayne The Rock Johnson with the 11 unprotected chairshots? Too much. Most of what we see in the PG era? No matter how good the wrestling (and much of it is really, really good) – it’s just a little too soft. But what I saw on Monday night? As brutal as it may have been, as tough as it may have been to watch, I thought it was just right.

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Eric Gargiulo Talks WWE Network, Mania 30 and Steve Austin Missing

gargiuloEric Gargiulo of CamelClutchBlog.com talks about his experiences with the WWE Network so far, the marketing of the network, Steve Austin’s relationship with the WWE and why we don’t see him more often, the lineup for WrestleMania 30, what he thought the card was originally going to be, CM Punk walking out on the company, memories of guys coming up through the indies and more.

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John Cena Previews His WWE Wrestlemania 30 Match Against Bray Wyatt

Michael Cole usually does his weekly video interview with WWE COO Triple H. Cole stated at the beginning of the interview that HHH won’t be doing any of the weekly interviews until after WWE WrestleMania 30. The WWE announcer said he will interviewing various superstars who will be appearing on the show. This week Cole sat down with John Cena.

The former WWE champion will be squaring off against Bray Wyatt at the biggest wrestling event of the year. Cena and Cole preview the Wyatt match, comparing Wyatt to The Rock, whether he is fighting for his legacy in this match and much more. You can watch the video at the top of the page.

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Pre-Game Show For WWE Wrestlemania 30 Will Be Two Hours Long

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The WWE is going all out for this year’s WrestleMania 30. WWE.com posted earlier today that WWE WrestleMania 30 will be starting at 5 p.m. ET with a two hour long pre-game show.

The article on the site states that the first hour of the show will be on WWE.com and will be featuring interviews and a panel previewing the card. The second hour of the pre-game will feature an all-star panel will also breakdown the card and also have a match. You can watch the second hour of the show on the WWE Network.

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WWE Wrestlemania 30: John Cena vs Bray Wyatt Video Preview

WWE WrestleMania 30 takes place in 18 days in New Orleans, Louisiana. John Cena heads into the “Showcase of the Immortals” to face Bray Wyatt in one of the top matches on the show. The seeds for the program started when Wyatt cost Cena a chance to regain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at the Royal Rumble in January and again at the Elimination Chamber PPV last month.

The WWE released a video on Monday’s Raw previewing the match with the song “Legacy” by Eminem in the background. Check out the well done video at the beginning of the page.

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What Will Be on The New Ultimate Warrior DVD?

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The WWE will be releasing the new Ultimate Warrior DVD on April 1. That will lead into Warrior’s induction in the WWE Hall of Fame four days later. Details have been released on what will appear on the DVD set.

DISC ONE

Warriors Back!

Finding Wrestling

The Blade Runners vs. Perry Jackson & Shawn O’Reilly
UWF- April 11, 1986

Move to WCCW

Dingo Warrior vs. Chris Adams
WCCW- August 8, 1986

Arrival in WWE

Ultimate Warrior vs. Barry Horowitz
Wrestling Challenge- November 7, 1987

Ultimate Warrior vs. Steve Lombardi
Superstars- November 14, 1987

Getting Noticed

Ultimate Warrior vs. Harley Race
Boston, MA- March 5, 1988

Upgrading Warrior

Weasel Suit Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Bobby “The Brain” Heenan
Los Angeles, CA- July 15, 1988

Intercontinental Champion

Intercontinental Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. The Honky Tonk Man
SummerSlam- August 29, 1988

Intercontinental Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Honky Tonk Man
Philadelphia, PA- December 17, 1988

The Macho Man

WWE Championship and Intercontinental Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Macho Man Randy Savage
Boston, MA- February 11, 1989

Simply Ravishing

Intercontinental Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Rick Rude
SummerSlam- August 28, 1989

Building Momentum

Ultimate Warrior vs. Bob Bradley
Prime Time Wrestling- September 18, 1989

Ultimate Warrior vs. Brian Costello
Prime Time Wrestling- December 25, 1989

Ultimate Warrior confronts Andre on Brother Love Show
Superstars- July 29, 1989

Memories of Andre

Intercontinental Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Andre the Giant
Madison Square Garden- October 28, 1989

Intercontinental Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Andre the Giant
Saturday Night’s Main Event- November 25, 1989

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Leading to Toronto

Ultimate Warrior Promo “Crash the Plane”
Superstars- March 10, 1990

Intercontinental Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Mr. Perfect
Madison Square Garden- March 19, 1990

Running to the Ring

The Ultimate Challenge
WWE Championship vs. Intercontinental Championship Match
Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior
WrestleMania VI- April 1, 1990

Responsibilities of the Champion

WWE Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Million $ Man Ted DiBiase
Wrestling Summit- April 13, 1990

WWE Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. “Ravishing” Rick Rude
Saturday Night’s Main Event- July 28, 1990

WWE Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Million $ Man Ted DiBiase
The Main Event- November 23, 1990

WWE Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Sgt. Slaughter
Huntsville, AL- January 7, 1991

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WWE Ultimate Warrior: Ultimate Collection DVDNew Direction

Steel Cage Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Macho King Randy Savage
Madison Square Garden- January 21, 1991

Ultimate Warrior ends Brother Loves Career
Superstars- March 2, 1991

No Limitations

Career Ending Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Macho King Randy Savage
WrestleMania VII- March 24, 1991

Into the Darkness

Ultimate Warrior on Paul Bearers Funeral Parlour
Superstars- April 13, 1991

Ultimate Warrior vs. The Undertaker
Toronto, ON- June 2, 1991

Returning

Gene Okerlund Interviews Ultimate Warrior and Randy Savage
Superstars- July 25, 1992

Ultimate Maniacs

“Riding on the Edge of a Lightning Bolt”
Superstars- November 14, 1992

WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Money Inc. vs. Ultimate Warrior & Macho Man Randy Savage
Saturday Night’s Main Event- November 14, 1992

Reestablish

“Faster Than a Cheetah”
RAW- March 11, 1996

Ultimate Warrior vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
WrestleMania XII- March 31, 1996

Warrior Confronts Goldust
RAW- April 8, 1996

Ultimate Warrior Returns!

Vince McMahon Interviews Jerry “The King” Lawler and Ultimate Warrior
RAW- June 10, 1996

Ultimate Warrior vs. Jerry the King Lawler
King of the Ring- June 23, 1996

Going to WCW

Ultimate Warrior Interrupts Hollywood Hogan
Nitro- August 17 1998

Replusive

Ultimate Warrior Promo
Nitro- October 26, 1998

The Right Story

Blu-ray Exclusives

Dingo Warrior vs. Matt Bourne
WCCW- October 24, 1986

Ultimate Warrior and The British Bulldogs vs. Demolition & Mr Fuji
Maple Leaf Gardens- July 24, 1988

Intercontinental Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Dino Bravo
The Main Event- February 23, 1990

WrestleMania VII Contract Signing
Road to WrestleMania VII- March 17, 1991

Ultimate Warrior vs. Sgt. Slaughter
WrestleFest- March 30, 1991

Intercontinental Championship Match
Goldust vs. Ultimate Warrior
In Your House: Good Friends, Better Enemies- April 28, 1996

Will you be buying the DVD?

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WWE Smackdown Spoilers For Friday March 21, 2014

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The WWE held their Smackdown tapings last night in Houston, Texas. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.

Kane started off the show and did a promo about how Daniel Bryan is garbage and how the Authority is better than everyone, then the boos and you sold out chants started. He then read a letter from Triple H that explained how he and Stephanie regret what happened on Raw, but Bryan pushed them to that point.

-Fernando (w/Diego) defeated Fandango (w/Summer Rae). The crowd didn’t seem to care. Fernando won with a roll up. It’s a shame these guys are in the spot they’re in because they have so much talent.

-Dolph Ziggler defeated Damien Sandow. Ziggler got a nice pop. Yeah, we have seen this match more times than we’ve seen Cena win the title, but I’ll never get tired of seeing these two wrestle. Sandow got more offense, but Ziggler beat him with the Fameasser.

The Wyatt Family had an on screen promo about John Cena being scared. Not sure if that will make it on TV but the crowd paid close attention to it.

-Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins (w/Roman Reigns) vs. Ryback and Curtis Axel vs. The Real Americans (w/Zeb Colter) vs. Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre (w/Heath Slater) in a No. 1 contenders match for a shot at the WWE Tag Team Championship ended in a DQ. The match was pretty good until there was a DQ when Kane came out and started to attack Reigns, but I’m not too sure if that caused the DQ. Reigns and Kane fought up the ramp when the New Age Outlaws came out to a nice pop, then they started to attack Reigns. While that was happening, Cesaro and Ryback performed their finishers on the other Shield members. Reigns finally got back into the ring and Kane gave him a chokeslam them he left the ring with the Outlaws. I guess we’ll see The Shield vs. Kane and The New Age Outlaws.
They set up Miz TV and his guest was Big Show. They bickered at each other and then Miz brought out Titus O’Niel, Kofi, ADR, Cody, Big E, Henry, Goldust then Sheamus. Sheamus said something on the mic and Miz said they should beat up on Show which resulted in a brawl between all men. The last two men in the ring were Sheamus and Show. Miz tried to help get Show out of the ring but Show threw both men out.

-Alberto Del Rio beat Big E in a non-title match.

-The Bella Twins defeated Natalya and Summer Rae.

There was a backstage promo with all the heels involved in the tag team match. Kane gave The Real Americans and Ryback & Axel tag title matches (at WrestleMania?) and put all members of 3MB in the battle royal. There was a brief Alexander Rusev promo with Lana.

-John Cena beat Luke Harper (w/Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan). Cena and Harper had a short match with a few good spots. The crowd was really into it with the back and forth chants for Cena. Cena ended up winning with the AA then ran out of the ring while the other Wyatts ran in. Afterward, Cena cut a promo, saying that there was another wrestler that had a similar entrance to the Wyatt Family, then said they could rest in peace. Undertaker came out. Taker and Cena cleaned house, causing Bray leave the ring. Cena and Taker hit their finishers on Rowan and Harper to finish the show.

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WWE States That Daniel Bryan Has A Shoulder Injury Due To Savage Attack By Triple H

It was made official last week that Daniel Bryan will battle Triple H at WrestleMania 30 on Sunday, April 6. Bryan then got the caveat of if he beats “The Game” that night he will be inserted into the main event for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match featuring champion Randy Orton and the Royal Rumble winner Batista.

Then on last night’s Monday Night Raw, HHH stated that if he beats Bryan then he will move into the title bout. Last night’s Raw closed with HHH addressing Bryan. Triple H told Bryan that he respected him and then Stephanie McMahon came out and ordered police to arrest Bryan for “Occupying Raw” last week.

The police handcuffed Bryan and then HHH savagely attacked Bryan and then gave Bryan a pedigree to end the show. Bryan was taken off on a stretcher and placed in an ambulance.

WWE.com released the following statement regarding the latest on the former WWE champion.

“WWE.com can confirm that Daniel Bryan suffered a shoulder injury as a result of being handcuffed and attacked by WWE COO Triple H in the final moments of last night’s Raw.

WWE medical sources confirm that, as a result of the COO’s attack, Bryan’s previous shoulder injury stemming from several matches with several Superstars was severely exasperated, including a dislocation and potential ligament tears. The level of damage cannot be determined until the swelling reduces, though Bryan has since left the hospital and will receive an MRI once that swelling has gone down.”

We will have an update when more information becomes available.

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WWE Raw: Time to Get Serious on Road to WrestleMania

triplehbeatdownbryanBrian and Steve recap WWE Raw from Monday night including Triple H putting an epic beatdown on Daniel Bryan, the added stipulation to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania, Batista’s skinny jeans making a return, more buildup in the matches between Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker as well as John Cena against Bray Wyatt, how the rest of the card for Mania is shaping up, if there are too many people on the show and more including your questions.

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Talking Dead Featuring CM Punk Delivers Huge Rating

We haven’t seen CM Punk on WWE television since the Royal Rumble at the end of January. The former WWE champion left the company the Raw after the Rumble prior to an edition of Monday Night Raw. Punk made his first scheduled TV appearance since he left the company when he appeared on “Talking Dead” on Sunday night.

Punk’s appearance on the show drew 5.415 million viewers. That was up from last week’s show, which averaged 4.62 million viewers. Sunday’s rating was the third biggest rating off all time for the show, which airs on AMC.

In the video above, you can watch extra footage that AMC posted online.

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What To Expect On Tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw

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WWE Monday Night Raw takes place from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Last Monday’s Raw ended with Daniel Bryan pinning WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton.

We are 20 days away from Wrestlemania 30 at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. What can we expect on tonight’s edition of Raw as we inch closer to the biggest event of the year?

On last week’s show, Bryan “Occupied Raw” and got his long awaited match with HHH at Wrestlemania, with the caveat of if he defeats “The Game”, he will go onto to the main event of the Wrestlemania 30 to face Orton and Batista. HHH stated that he will address Bryan on the show tonight. Expect some sort of confrontation with the two and possibly an appearance by Shawn Michaels. “The Heartbreak Kid” resides in San Antonio, so maybe we see him confront either guy.

The Undertaker will also be in the house tonight. Paul Heyman has stated that he is in Texas, so expect either separate promos or another confrontation like we saw last week. Brock Lesnar isn’t scheduled for tonight’s show as he will be on the show the last two weeks prior to Wrestlemania.

Orton and Batista will also be in the house as well. Would expect them to get involved with each other as Batista speared the champion during the main event tag team match. Or could they unite to try and take out Bryan? Could see both scenarios playing out to create more intrigue for the main event of Wrestlemania as both guys need to generate more of a reaction for themselves heading into the big show in about three weeks.

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Hey Fool! Mr. T Going into WWE Hall of Fame

mr-tTMZ.com broke the story earlier today but as has been rumored for weeks, Mr. T is headed to the WWE Hall of Fame.

The former A-Team member and Rocky challenger Clubber Lang reportedly turned down the invite from the WWE in 2009 and will be this year’s celebrity to get inducted.

Here is the official press release:

MR. T TO ENTER WWE® HALL OF FAME
LIVE ON WWE NETWORK

STAMFORD, Conn., March 17, 2014 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced today that pop-culture icon Mr. T will be this year’s celebrity inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Saturday, April 5 in New Orleans that will be broadcast live, for the first time ever, exclusively on WWE Network at 9:00 PM ET.

Mr. T is one of the most iconic personas in entertainment history, starring in the hit television show “The A-Team” and the blockbuster film “Rocky III.”  In addition to his Hollywood career, Mr. T also made many memorable WWE appearances in the mid-1980s.  In 1985, he was part of the main event of the inaugural WrestleMania® at Madison Square Garden, successfully teaming with Hulk Hogan to defeat “Rowdy” Roddy Piper™ and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff™.  In 1986, he defeated “Rowdy” Roddy Piper by disqualification in a special boxing match at WrestleMania® 2 and also appeared on NBC’s Saturday Night’s Main Event® program.

“WWE is honored to have Mr. T join the WWE Hall of Fame,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman and CEO.  “His WWE appearances were instrumental in helping to establish WrestleMania as the pop-culture phenomenon it is today.”

Mr. T is the latest celebrity inductee to enter the WWE Hall of Fame, joining Donald J. Trump, Drew Carey, Pete Rose, Bob Uecker, Mike Tyson and William “Refrigerator” Perry. Other members of the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame Class include Ultimate Warrior™, Jake “The Snake” Roberts™, Lita™, Paul Bearer™ and Carlos Colon™.

The 2014 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony takes place live on Saturday, April 5 from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA.  Tickets are currently on sale through www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

WrestleMania 30 takes place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, April 6 live on WWE Network. For more information on how to get WWE Network click here. WrestleMania 30 will also be available on pay-per-view. Fans should check with their cable, satellite or telco provider for availability.

WWE Network is the first-ever 24/7 streaming network that provides access to live and scheduled programming as well as the most comprehensive video-on-demand library.  Available for only $9.99 a month – with a six month commitment – fans can subscribe at WWE.com.  WWE Network is available through the WWE App on TV via connected devices including Apple TV, Roku streaming devices, Sony PlayStation® 3, Sony PlayStation® 4 and Xbox 360. WWE Network is also available through the WWE App on iOS devices, including Apple iPad and iPhone, Amazon’s Kindle Fire devices and Android devices, as well as on desktops and laptops via WWE.com.

TNA Impact Wrestling Partial Spoilers For Thursday March 20 And March 27, 2014

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TNA taped parts of Impact Wrestling at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. You can watch the shows on Thursday March 20 and March 27 on Spike TV starting at 9 p.m. ET. Here is what took place at the tapings.

The following matches and segments were taped for the March 27 show

Angelina Love and Velvet Sky hugged. Angelina called out Madison Rayne, mocked her, and offered her spot back. Madison declined to be part of The Beautiful People.

-BroMans beat The Wolves, and Sanada & Tigre Uno in a non-title three-way tag.

Bully Ray cut a promo and brawled with Bobby Roode.

-Magnus defeated Samoa Joe to retain the TNA Title with Abyss and MVP handcuffed at ringside. Abyss threw a chair at Joe, allowing Magnus to hit his finisher for the win.

The following matches and segments were taped for the March 27 show

MVP announced Magnus vs. Samoa Joe vs. Abyss in a three-way for the TNA Title for the next show, then it appeared to become Magnus vs. Joe vs. Abyss vs. Eric Young in a four-way.

-Gunner beat James Storm in a no count out, no DQ match.

Angelina Love and Velvet Sky talked. Love talked down to Sky and said she would be facing Madison in a match later in the show.

-The Wolves beat Abyss and Magnus. Magnus tapped out, and Abyss left with the TNA Title.

TNA will be taping more segments for the editions of these shows tonight in Orlando.

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Results were courtesy of ProWrestling.net.