Very detailed, exclusive WrestleZone.com RAW results from April 13th featuring the first round of the WWE Draft!
-RAW opens with a video highlights package of last week’s show.
-Lawler and Cole start off discussing tonight’s Draft coverage on RAW.
-JR and Grisham talk some more about it.
-And finally, Matt Striker and Josh Mathews hype it up. All 3 announce teams are out for tonight’s show.
15-Man Tri-Brand Battle Royal announced for tonight.
-John Cena vs. Jack Swagger, title vs. title and 2 draft stakes up.
In Ring Batista, HHH, Shane McMahon, Vickie Guerrero
Batista’s music hits. With a mic in hand, "I can’t even tell you how good it feels to be back" with a roar from the crowd to follow, "it took me almost 4 months to get back in this ring. The one thing that drove me, was retribution, for this…" splits to screen of Orton punting Batista 4 months ago. "The worst part, was waiting. Sitting around and waiting. Waiting to get my hands on Randy Orton. But now, I am BACK! No more waiting. So Orton, stop being a little punk, and get out here and face me like a man. If you don’t, I will tear apart every inch of this arena to find you!" A quick pause, and Shane McMahon’s music hits. Shane enters the ring and grabs the mic. "With malicious intent Randy Orton has done to myself, my father, and my sister. There are no words to describe what I want to do to Orton, and if anyone is getting retribution tonight, it’s me." HHH’s music hits and with championship belt in hand, Shane’s brother-in-law heads to the ring. HHH takes the mic from Shane McMahon, "The reason for all the stuff with Orton, what’s gone down with you, your dad… it was all to get to me. It’s all my fault. With all due respect to you, and everything Orton has done to you and put you through… He tried to take out my wife, the mother of my kids. This was all because of me. I started it, and I am damn well going to finish it. I’m not asking you, I’m telling you. Randy Orton is mine." Vickie Guerrero comes out in a wheelchair interrupting, "Excuse me! Excuse me! The only person who will determine who and when anyone will face Randy Orton is me! The new GM of RAW!" Crowd rawring with a united "You Suck!!" Vickie continues, "Randy Orton could be the new WWE Champion if any of you are counted out or disqualified at Backlash’s 6 man match. I have given Orton a well deserved night off tonight. So tonight, we will have a 3 on 2 handicap match. The three of you (Shane McMahon, HHH, and Batista) will team up to face Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase. The one that earns the pin fall tonight will earn a match against Randy Orton next week. Thank you for your time, and good night."
Winner: Rey Mysterio
WWE DRAFT PICK NUMBER ONE:
Kane’s music sounds as the arena turns black and red, he slowly struts to the ring. Brian Kendrick’s music sounds next as he walks to the ring w/ Izeikel Jackson. Brian runs from the ring immediately. Izeikel Jackson attempting to intimidate Kane outside of the ring, to no avail as Kane throws Brian back in the ring. Kane with a choke slam. Three count.
WWE DRAFT PICK NUMBER TWO:
Cena backstage, Jack Swagger walks up. Basically arguing about tonights match and the "All American". Cena calling Swagger a punk kid telling him tonight he will get a lesson in respect.
All girls come to the ring. Divas arguing in the ring, all 6 begin to brawl and go outside of the ring. James and McCool start the fight as the bell rings. McCool with an early lead. James gets the upper hand momentarily, getting a one count on McCool. Mickie James goes up top but McCool got a kick to the face and three count.
Winner: Michelle McCool, Natalya, and Mayrse
WWE DRAFT PICK NUMBER THREE:
2-Pick Draft Match
Winner: John Cena
WWE DRAFT PICK FOUR AND FIVE:
HHH comes out after his name is called, he stares down Cena from the ramp. Edge sneaks through the crowd and into the ring, attacking Cena from behind. Cena fights right back and goes for the AA, but Edge jumps out of the ring and back up the ramp.
Santino Marella (Raw) vs. The Great Khali (Smackdown)
Winner: The Great Khali
WWE Draft Pick Number Six
The Miz and Kofi Kingston both come to the ring to their music. Bell rings. Match begins. Miz takes on the early advantage with a side headlock, and Kofi quickly rolls out of it. Kofi trying to counter but Miz gets Kofi right back into a headlock. Kofi gets a two count. Miz attempts an armbar but Kofi counters sending Miz to the floor. A lot of back and forth between the two, Kofi dominating part of the match and The Miz attempting to stay on top of it. Kofi goes for a spinning kick to no avail and gets a two count. Miz goes for a rollup, but Kofi rolls through and gets two. Kofi gets thrown into the buckle, and Miz charges into a boot. Kofi goes to the second rope, but Morrison tries to push him off. The ref turns around just in time to see it for the disqualification.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
WWE Draft Pick Number Seven
WWE Draft Pick Number Eight and Nine
Christian comes out first to his music blaring. Next Shelton Benjamin. Bell rings. Match begins. Benjamin with an early lead. Quick two count. Christian trying to hit the kill switch. Mid-match Christian seems to be making a comeback with full momentum, knocking Benjamin to the mat. Christian once again attempting the kill switch, Benjamin countering and getting a two count on Christian. Benjamin leading the match once again, but Christian finally gets the kill switch and the three count.
Draft Pick Match
CM Punk comes to the ring first as his music plays. Next to the ring is Matt Hardy with an attitude. Bell rings. Match begins. CM Punk takes an early lead and gets a two count on Hardy early on. CM Punk with several knees to Matt Hardy’s chest. Matt attempts to pin CM Punk after Matt almost breaks him in half, but Punk kicks out. Another two count. Matt beginning to look discouraged. Matt putting Punk in an abdominal stretch and a couple punches to the chest. CM Punk refusing to tap out. Punk with elbows to Hardy’s leg and getting out. CM Punk kicking Matt Hardy in the face and another two count. Jeff interrupts the match and attacks Matt Hardy. CM Punk wins by DQ.
Winner: Matt Hardy
Jeff chases Matt backstage.
WWE DRAFT PICK Number Ten
Chris Jericho (Smackdown!) vs. Tommy Dreamer (ECW)
Chris Jericho’s music sounds as he comes to the ring. Following next, Tommy Dreamer heads to the ring as his music sounds. Bell rings. Match begins. Very first match ever between Jericho and Dreamer. Jericho gets knocked out of the ring. The match continues outside of the ring as Dreamer hops out of the ring following. Both get back in the ring and Jericho takes a slight lead in the match. Jericho with a boot to Dreamer’s face. Jericho trying to put Dreamer in a submission. Dreamer gets back to his feet and dominates Jericho. Jericho attempting to put Dreamer in the Walls of Jericho but Dreamer kicks out and a quick two count. Both men back to their feet. Another questionable two-count by Tommy Dreamer. Jericho attempting to suplex Dreamer but Dreamer pushes Jericho off the ropes. Jericho with an amazing counter wins the match.
Winner: Chris Jericho
WWE Draft Pick Number Eleven
Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes vs. Shane McMahon, Batista, and HHH
Legacy comes to the ring first, leading into a commercial. HHH comes out next. Followd by Shane McMahon then Batista. Shane beating Rhodes. Batista taps himself in as Shane is dancing. Batista fighting DiBiase. DiBiase with a bit of an advantage. HHH almost gets a pin but Batista pulls HHH off DiBiase. DiBiase with a perfect drop kick on HHH then tagging in Rhodes. DiBiase with another two count on HHH. HHH gets the pedigree on Rhodes.
Randy Orton comes out and stares down HHH. Show ends.