Off-Air Raw Notes: Ryder Gets Huge Pop, Post Show Results

Nick Paglino

Thanks to Brain Dietz for sending this in:

Pre-Raw Dark Match:

Chris Masters defeated Curt Hawkins

Post-Raw Dark Match:

John Cena defeated The Miz in a street fight. Sheamus, CM Punk, and R-Truth came out to assist Miz, beat up Cena, take some of Stone Cold’s beer, and celebrate over Cena, (Fun fact: Punk ends up drinking the beer). Stone Cold comes out to make the save, stunning all the heels in the ring, flipping off Sheamus before delivering his.  Cena would get up, flip off the Miz, and AA for the win and retention.  Cena and Austin celebrate in the ring afterwards.

Crowd was VERY Ryder and Punk loving and Cena hating. Orton came to mixed reviews, Christian also mixed reviews, but it seemed the majority of the crowd wants Christian to win on Sunday. Almost every commercial break, a "We Want Ryder" chant broke out.

Biggest pops:
1) Zack Ryder (BY FAR)
2) Stone Cold Steve Austin
3) CM Punk

Biggest heat:
1) Michael Cole
2) John Cena
3) Vickie Guerrero

WZ Update: Several readers have sent in word that the "beer" CM Punk drank was not actually a beer, but was a can of Pepsi.

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