WWE Monday Night Raw: The Undertaker Competes, Cena Gets Revenge on Ryback

Daniel PeragineSenior Analyst IIApril 23, 2013

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The Monday, April 22 edition of WWE Monday Night Raw, which aired a special episodes from the O2 Arena in London, England, opened with a video package hyping The Undertaker's first match on the show in three years and The Shield's recent actions.

Immediately, manager Paul Heyman was shown standing in the ring. Heyman began to discuss about Brock Lesnar challenging Triple H to a steel cage match at the upcoming Extreme Rules pay-per-view. Suddenly, Triple H emerged at the entrance way and made his way to the ring to confront Heyman.

Triple H quickly accepted Lesnar's challenge and delivered a Pedigree on Heyman.


Match No. 1: R-Truth vs. Antonio Cesaro

Your winner via pinfall: R-Truth. A very short opening match that did not serve its purpose and got Raw off on the wrong foot. R-Truth's victory was pretty much out of nowhere, as Cesaro deserves better with a more competitive match. Unfortunately, the WWE failed to execute that.

Match Rating: 2/5.


Match No. 2: Brodus Clay vs. Damien Sandow

Your winner via pinfall: Damien Sandow. It appeared the London crowd kept itself entertained with chanting JBL's name and imitating Ric Flair. After a solid opening segment, the WWE has followed up with two poor matches.

Match Rating: 2/5.


Match No. 3: Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler

Your winner via pinfall: Dolph Ziggler. An excellent television match between Ziggler and Jericho. WWE is doing right by making Ziggler one of their prime-time stars. This impressive victory, in part thanks to Fandango's distraction on Jericho, helps continue Ziggler's momentum. Another solid performance by Ziggler and Jericho.

Match Rating: 4/5.


Match No. 4: Cody Rhodes vs. Tensai

Your winner via pinfall: Tensai. After Sandow got the first pinfall on Clay, it was Tensai's turn to return the favor. Fun, but predictable match.

Match Rating: 3/5.


Match No. 5: Big E Langston vs. Zack Ryder

Your winner via pinfall: Big E Langston. It can certainly be predicted that Ryder will most likely be on the losing end of almost every match he competes on Raw. Meanwhile, Langston was completely dominate and is showing no signs of slowing down.

Match Rating: 2.5/5.


Match No. 6: The Undertaker, Daniel Bryan and Kane vs. The Shield

Your winners via pinfall: The Shield. Another very good match with plenty of action around the ring. It was rather interesting to see the WWE book this match earlier on Raw instead of displaying it as the show's main event feature. Nevertheless, it was a solid battle to watch.

Match Rating: 3.5/5.


Match No. 7: Fandango vs. William Regal

Your winner via pinfall: Fandango. A quick, filler match. Certainly, Fandango is gaining popularity with his gimmick. After the match, Jericho attacked Fandango by the entrance way.

Match Rating: 2.5/5.


Match No. 8: Divas Battle Royal

Your winner and new No. 1 contender for the Divas Championship: AJ Lee. A short battle royal to lead into the main event segment on Raw. It appears a title switch could be arriving soon with Lee now in line for a championship match with Kaitlyn.

Match Rating: 2.5/5.


Mick Foley arrived to the ring and called out Ryback. Foley asks Ryback to look at the entrance way video and wanted to find out why he did not help Cena against The Shield. Ryback fired back, telling Foley he enjoyed seeing Cena getting attacked by The Shield.

As Foley remembered about his past, Ryback rudely interrupted and teased a fight inside the ring. However, Cena charged towards the ring before The Shield came out through the crowd. However, as The Shield made their way to the ring, Cena bailed on Ryback by standing on the entrance way.

Suddenly, Cena saved Ryback by helping him fend off The Shield. Afterwards, Cena hit the Attitude Adjustment on Ryback as Monday Night Raw faded to black.