What You Didn’t See On This Week’s WWE Raw

Andy Steven

Thanks to reader Matthew Cannata from New Britain, CT for sending this in:

Here are some notes from Raw last night:

Dark Matches:

Charlie Haas vs. Local Wrestler – Haas won

Jamie Noble vs. Local Wrestler – Noble won

– Reaction for Batista was mixed – but more cheers than boos

– Crowd was very hot for CM Punk

– When HBK’s music hit, the crowd erupted, only to find out it was Lance Cade

– After the match and when they went to commercial, Cade got on the mic and told everyone to shut the hell up. Boos started pouring in, and told us that if we can’t respect them, they are leaving. They left the ring, then came back out to Jericho’s music a few minutes later.

– D’Lo Brown didn’t get much of a reaction – maybe no one really knew who he was? I thought he would get a bigger pop.

– Santino is hilarious

After Raw went off the air:

JBL came down and got his ass whooped. He then walks back up the ramp and Kane comes out. They rush the ring together and Batista spears Kane, then gives him the Spinebuster. Meanwhile, Cena is giving the FU to JBL. They both run from the ring and walk back up the ramp together.

Cena and Batista stare each other down, and Batista leaves. Cena gets on the mic and says that this is the part where he should apologize for hitting Batista, but he’s not going to because if it’s the “Punch heard ’round the world” that’s going to set up a match between him and Batista for the first time ever, then he’s never going to apologize. It definitely sounded like a match between them is coming at Summerslam.

He then thanked the crowd, hugged his father, and threw a bunch of stuff he was wearing into the crowd.


Overall, it was a great show – the place was packed and it was loud! Crowd was definitely pro-Cena, as I hardly heard any boos.

Biggest Pop





Biggest Heat



Lance Cade

Michael Cole

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