WWE Raw Results 3/29/10

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WWE Raw results from Phoenix, Arizona on March 29th after the jump:

  1. Christian defeated Ted DiBiase in a Legends Lumberjack Match after Christian hit the Killswitch after DiBiase was distracted by the lumberjacks were brawling at ringside.
  2. Kelly Kelly, Eve, Gail Kim, Mickie James, and Beth Phoenix vs. WWE Divas Champion Maryse, WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, Layla, Alicia Fox, and Vickie Guerrero when Eve pinned Maryse after a surprise schoolgirl rollup, pretty much immediately.
  3. The Hart Dynasty (with Natalya and Bret Hart) defeated WWE Unified World Tag Team Champions The Big Show and WWE US champion The Miz by countout.
  4. John Cena and Randy Orton defeated Jack Swagger and Batista after Orton pinned Swagger following an RKO.
  • Opening segment was a pretty typical WWE post-PPV opening segment.  Batista came out, claimed what happened was a fluke, Cena came out, reminded Batista he tapped out, offered to give Batista a rematch tonight, Batista said no, the two men brawled afterwards.  Cena even made fun of how formula this had become, saying that happens after every PPV and asked Batista to break the formula, but Batista still said no.  Afterwards, Jack Swagger came out with the Money in the Bank briefcase, hit Cena from behind with it, and asked to cash in his briefcase now, but the ref was slow coming out.  Cena managed to make a comeback and went for the STF, but Swagger got out of the ring and said not tonight.  They're going to have to do a lot more to establish Swagger as a legitimate threat to actually successfully win in his Money in the Bank match.
  • WWE legends "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, Nick Bockwinkel (wearing an awesome old man suit, I bet he still has another awesome match with Lawler in him), Irwin R. Shyster, Pat Patterson, Arn Anderson, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Tony Garea, Sgt. Slaughter, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, and Jerry "The King" Lawler were involved in a legends lumberjack match with Ted DiBiase and Christian, announced by guest hosts Clark Duke and Rob Corddry from Hot Tub Time Machine, I guess because they are old wrestlers and Duke and Corddry went back in time.  The "heel" lumberjacks (DiBiase, Bock, IRS, Patterson, and Anderson) started brawling with the "face" lumberjacks (Piper, Garea, Slaughter, Steamboat, and Lawler) after DiBiase and Christian both were knocked from the ring, and the distraction helped Christian win.  Afterwards, the DiBiases showed dissent, which isn't the first time they've done that before.
  • Triple H did a promo, paying tribute to Shawn saying he didn't think it would end this way and brought up Shawn taking him under his wing when he first came to the company, mentioned they fought with each other and against each other.  He was about to say something to Shawn in front of the fans, something he had never said before, before he was jumped from behind by Sheamus, who hit him with a lead pipe, laying out Triple H.
  • Before the ten women tag, they showed a still photo from the night before of Vickie Guerrero's attempt at the frog splash, which I guess was for the best.  The woman's match was amazingly short, as Maryse did her taunt on the ropes, Eve surprised her with the schoolgirl, and that was it.  The heels argued at ringside while Vickie took umbrage with Eve's win, realized she was about to get attacked, and ran for the hills before the faces could get to her.  The heel divas then hit the ring and were cleared from the ring by the face divas.  It's too bad this wasn't the PPV match, as I'd have much rather seen Punk/Mysterio, ShowMiz/R-Truth & Morrison, or Jericho/Edge get a few extra minutes.
  • Bret Hart did an interview, and in this one he was wearing actual jeans instead of those ridiculous jorts, as well as a nice t-shirt of him applying a headlock to his late brother Owen.  He took a moment to congratulate Shawn Michaels on his great career and said only glowing things about him.  That was really nice.  He mentioned how great it felt beating Vince at Wrestlemania and getting closure, took a moment for Stu, Helen, Owen, and Davey Boy (after which, the crowd started chanting for Owen, another nice moment), and thanked all of the fans for a great ride.  He was interrupted by Show Miz, where Miz cut a great promo on Bret for taking time away from Raw from Miz, who also mentioned he's 1-0 at Wrestlemania and 17 wins away from tying The Undertaker.  Miz challenged Bret to get out of the ring, and Show got in Bret's face, but the Hart Dynasty came out and got Bret's back, forcing Show and Miz to back down.  Bret challenged Show Miz to wrestle the Hart Dynasty in a tag match, and Miz talked Show into doing the match right then and there.  They are doing a story where The Miz is a hothead who does what he wants, and Big Show is trying to reign him in and calm him down some.  I guess your Extreme Rules tag team title match is Harts vs. Show Miz.
  • They did a series of Hot Tub Match skit with Corddry and Duke with the Bellas, Tiffany, and Rosa Mendes.  The last to leave the tub "won," which was the Bellas.  Craig Robinson (Daryl from "The Office") declared them the winners after doing a video segment where he was angry at Corddry and Duke for switching his plane tickets for tonight, who then put Corddry and Duke in another Hot Tub Match against Mark Henry (wearing a very Speedo small bathing suit) and Hornswoggle.  It was dumb, but whatever, it was a guest host skit and they were pretty short.
  • Swagger seemed to have more heat than he's had before, with the crowd maybe reacting to him better seeing that he's been put into a better spot.  Being in a match with Cena, Batista, and Orton definitely was the first step towards putting him in a better spot on the card.  Even though he did the job in the match, being put in a Raw main event with three legit main events will help him, as long as WWE doesn't give up on him before it comes time to cash in the briefcase for real.
  • They also aired various "HBK - The Heartbreak Career" segments during the course of the show.  It included a match against the Rougeaus from June 18, 1988 (I guess they needed an old Rockers match where Shawn scored a pin), the Barber Shop incident, the Wrestlemania X ladder match against Razor Ramon, the Iron Man match from Wrestlemania XII against Bret Hart where he won his first WWE title, a series of DX skits from over the years, and the match with Undertaker last year at Wrestlemania 25.
  • Towards the end of the show, they aired more NXT commercials, which I'm liking.  As a fan of the NXT project, I hope they can do something to drum up interest for the show, as I don't want to see it canceled.
  • The Shawn Michaels retirement ceremony started really nice, with Undertaker coming out and tipping his hat to Michaels.  I can't do this justice, find it on the WWE website or on YouTube or something.  Shawn cut one of the best promos of his career, a real heartfelt speech.  He did get in a good line about not wanting to go back on his word to retire to the fans or the Undertaker (hello, Ric Flair) so he does seem to be sincere about retirement, at least today on March 29, 2010.  He ended with something only hardcore fans might pick up on, by saying "The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels has left the building," which is something the ring announcer would say on Superstars and Challenge during the early 90's during the first days of his heel singles run. The only negative is that they didn't do the spot where all of the wrestlers came out to pay tribute, which is usually the best part of these segments, although Triple H did come out and hug Michaels when he reached the top of the ramp, and left two DX glow sticks on the ramp in an X, I guess as an official end to DX. I won't say I've been the biggest Shawn Michaels fan for most of the past few years, but it was still a really great moment on Raw and I can't take away the fact that he's had a really great career.

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