Very detailed, exclusive WrestleZone.com RAW results from April 13th featuring the first round of the WWE Draft!
WWE RAW RESULTS
APRIL 13, 2009
BY: MATT BOONE
-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."
Rey Mysterio (RAW) vs. Evan Bourne (ECW)
Rey Mysterio’s music and pyro hit as Mysterio walks out with his International Championship belt around his waist. Next up Evan Bourne’s music begins and he runs to the ring. Bell rings. Early headlock between the two, Bourne trying to take Mysterio down. Bourne trying to get Mysterio out of the ring, but Mysterio held on to the top rope. Mysterio throwing Bourne into the sidebar then throwing him back in the ring for a two count, but Bourne kicks out shockingly. Bourne has Mysterio in a headlock on the ground in the ring Mysterio throwing elbows into Bourne’s chest. Another 2 count kickout. Mysterio throwing Bourne across the ring and another two count. Mysterio with a 619 and splash three count, Mysterio wins. (So RAW gets the first draft pick)
Winner: Rey Mysterio
WWE DRAFT PICK NUMBER ONE:
RAW Gets – U.S. Champion MVP
Kane (RAW) vs. The Brian Kendrick (Smackdown!)
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:
RAW Gets – Big Show
Vickie Guerrero talking to Chavo about being new GM. Knock at the door, Randy Orton comes in complaining about Vickie’s match for tonight made for HHH. If Rhodes and DiBiase win tonight, whoever they beat has to face all of Legacy in a 3 on 1 match next week.
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.
Mickie James, Melina, and Kelly Kelly (RAW) vs. Michelle McCool, Natalya, and Mayrse (Smackdown!)
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:
Smackdown! Gets – The Women’s Champion Melina
2-Pick Draft Match
John Cena (RAW) vs. Jack Swagger (ECW)
John Cena’s music hits first. Cena comes out smiling, with his championship belt around his waist and he salutes then runs to the ring. Jack Swagger’s music hits next. Jack Swagger showing off his belt to the crowd while standing in the ring. Bell rings. Match begins. Two draft picks on the line. Swagger knocking Cena to the ground early on in the match. Swagger leading the match, Cena quickly retaliates and Swagger jumps out of the ring. Cena following him out. Two count take out by Swagger. Swagger kicking Cena in the chest. Another 2 count pin fall. Cena seeming to be losing momentum in the ring, Swagger strutting the ring looking at Cena’s near-lifeless body on the mat. Taking too much time for the cover, Cena getting out on a 2 count. Crowd with "Let’s go Swagger!!" Cena trying to muscle his way out of Swagger’s full nelson. Cena with two crazy drop kicks and five knuckle shuffle. Swagger getting out of the F U. Both laid out on the mat, both getting up at the 7 count. Cena puts on the STF. Win by submission.
Winner: John Cena
WWE DRAFT PICK FOUR AND FIVE:
Raw Gets – Matt Hardy
Raw Gets – HHH
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.
Orton is in the locker room and has a word with Rhodes and Dibiase. He reminds them of the stips tonight, and wants to know their strategy. Rhodes says create more animosity between them, and Dibiase says they’ll win by disqualification.
Santino Marella (Raw) vs. The Great Khali (Smackdown)
Santino Marella comes to the ring first, followed by The Great Khali. Before the match begins, Beth Phoenix comes out with Rosa, and lets Santino know that she talked to Vickie Guerrero. If Khali beats Santino tonight, then Marella’s twin sister Santina will be a guest on the Khali Kiss-Cam next week. Santino gets thrown to the mat, and then clutches the ropes as Khali tries to choke him. Santino struggling through the entire match, The Great Khali gets the pinfall, winning the match.
Winner: The Great Khali
WWE Draft Pick Number Six
Smackdown! Gets – CM Punk
The Miz (ECW) vs. Kofi Kingston (RAW)
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
Raw Gets – The Miz
Edge wins a 15 person inter-brand battle royal match to win two draft picks for Smackdown! after eliminating The Big Show by throwing him out of the ring.
WWE Draft Pick Number Eight and Nine
Smackdown! Gets – Kane
Smackdown! Gets – Chris Jericho
Christian (ECW) vs. Shelton Benjamin (Smackdown!)
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.
ECW Draft Pick Number One
ECW Gets – Vladimir Kozlov
Shane McMahon walks in to talk to HHH. HHH lets Shane know that Orton is his, and to stay out of it and he’d tell Batista the same thing. Batista walks in behind HHH and says ‘then why don’t you tell me’. Batista intentionally bumps into HHH as he walks out of the locker room.
Draft Pick Match
CM Punk (Smackdown!) vs. Matt Hardy (RAW)
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
Raw Gets – Maryse
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
Smackdown Gets- Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio
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.
Pick One- MVP to RAW
Pick Two- The Big Show to RAW
Pick Three- Melina to Smackdown!
Pick Four- Matt Hardy to RAW
Pick Five- HHH to Raw
Pick Six- CM Punk to Smackdown!
Pick Seven- The Miz to RAW
Pick Eight- Kane to Smackdown!
Pick Nine- Chris Jericho to Smackdown!
Pick Ten- Vladimir Kozlov to ECW
Pick Eleven- Maryse to Raw
Pick Twelve- Rey Mysterio