WWE Raw starts off with CM Punk's music hitting and Paul Heyman walking out. The crowd is chanting CM Punk and Heyman says he deserves louder than that. Paul Heyman says he is here to tell the story of the "Paul Heyman Guy." He says that "they" thought he was too small to main event WrestleMania. Paul Heyman points the blame of CM Punk not being here to the fans. Brock Lesnar says he believes in his heart that The Undertaker is scared of him. Lesnar says many have tried to conquer the streak, including Shawn Michaels, Triple H and CM Punk. He calls them failures and says the streak will get conquered. Mark Henry comes out and attacks Lesnar. Brock Lesnar throws him into the steps and then hits him in the face with said steps. Lesnar hits an F5 onto Henry through the table.
Reaction: This segment was fantastic. They got the huge pop for CM Punk by blasting his music, talked about how it was the crowds fault, and how Brock Lesnar is basically more of a man than CM Punk. I loved this because Lesnar and Heyman were thrown into the most difficult spot of the night and succeeded. Heyman speaks better and more influential than anyone I have heard in years. Lesnar, in shocking fashion, cut a great promo as well. I would've liked a Taker tease, but sending Henry through a table spoke volumes.
The Uso's defeated The New Age Outlaws for the WWE Tag Team Championships
The match starts with Road Dogg hitting a few clotheslines onto Jimmy Uso. Jimmy is sent to the corner and hits a kick to the stomach. Road Dogg sends Jimmy to the outside as we head to commerical break. Jimmy hit a spinning heel kick and Jey gets in the action. Jey hits Road Dogg in the face to the outside, a Samoan Drop and then does the Rikishi Stinkface. Jimmy gets a two count onto Billy. Jimmy hits a kick to Road Dogg's face. Reverse pump handle slam is hit onto Jimmy. Gunn sets up for a Fameasser but Jimmy tags his brother in and splashes onto Road Dogg. Jey gets the tag and hits a super kick and splash from the rope for the win. The Uso's win the WWE Tag Team Championships.
Reaction: The right decision at the right time. Jimmy and Jey will never be more over in a tag team divison than they are now. The excitement of the match carried throughout each move and each build to a close pinfall. I can see this being added as a match at WrestleMania, but why stop with these two teams? There are other teams to be added to make it more exciting and eventful.
Big E Defeats Jack Swagger. Big E Defeats Cesaro
Both matches did not have much action to write about, but both matches ended in disqualification.
Reaction: WWE is certainly putting plenty of time into Cesaro and Jack Swagger breaking up. They are somewhat forgeting Big E in the whole situation, the guy who has a championship. It looks like these three guys will fight at WrestleMania and I love that idea. The story of the break-up is there and Big E gets a much deserved match on the main card. Three super talented guys can easily mesh together for 10-15 minutes of a match that combines extreme strength and underrated agility.