WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Feb. 25, 2013) from the American Airlines Center of Dallas, TX; featuring the controversial pundit Glenn Beck, Jack Swagger, Zeb Colter, Alberto Del Rio, John Cena and CM Punk, and more!
Come right back here to see how it all plays out at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog kicks off once the show starts on the USA channel. It will be below this line here:
WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR FEB. 25
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Vince McMahon is kicking things off and he comes out on crutches. It is the worst acting job on crutches ever, but it's McMahon so it just works for some reason.
Vince wants to have every Raw be big heading into WM and this time they are starting with a fight.
Heyman comes out in some workout gear and he is ready to go. "You are going to see a one legged man in an ass kicking contest"
He calls out Romo in front of the Dallas crowd and then Vince for running out so many promoters out of business.
Since Vince is in a suit, Heyman thinks he is going to make an executive decision but Heyman just drops the mic and hits a leg block on Vince and then nails him with a crutch.
Vince grabs Heyman's crutch and then starts nailing Heyman but Lesnar's music hits!
Lesnar hits the ring and is circling McMahon, ready to make the kill.
As he is about to strike HHH's music hits!
HHH has lost the business suit and has his leather jacket back on. He ditches the jacket and heads down to the ring.
Lesnar and HHH meet just outside the ring and start brawling.
HHH is able to toss Lesnar into the ring post a couple of times and then hits a big clothesline on Lesnar over the barrier into the time keeper's area.
HHH tries to attack with the crutch but Lesnar gets some knees in and does a firemen's carry of HH onto the announce table.
Lesnar is gushing blood as he tosses HHH back into the ring and gets a chair.
Lesnar tries to hit HHH with the chair but HHH hits a spinebuster and then nails Lesnar with the chair.
Lesnar is smiling like a maniac as he walks back up the ramp with blood just pouring out of him as we head to break.
Dolph Ziggler vs The Ryback
Ryback hits some early slams on Ryback.
Ziggler takes control and gets some kicks in.
Ziggler goes for a splash but get's caught by Ryback and slammed hard.
Ryback giving chops to Ziggler in the corner and then some big forearms.
Ziggler gets some punches in but then Ryback gets a hold of him again and drives him into the corner as we head to break.
Back from break and Ryback has Ziggler in a vertical suplex and is holding him there for a long time. He finally finishes the moves and Ziggler rolls out of the ring.
Ryback follows him out and tosses him back in the ring. The ref is checking on Ziggler and Big E runs over Ryback.
Ziggler tries to get the pin but Ryback tosses him off.
Ziggler hits a drop kick to the back of Ryback's head while he is down.
Ziggler gets caught by Ryback again but counters with a huge DDT.
He goes for the leg lariat but Ryback counters, so Ziggler puts in the sleeper hold.
Ryback drops backwards to force Ziggler to break the hold.
Ziggler goes for a splash in the corner but Ryback body checks him.
Ryback with some powerslams and AJ distracts the ref. Big E goes for the cheap shot but gets stopped by Ryback.
Ryback proceeds to hit another powerslam on Ziggler and then the Shellshock for the win.
The Ryback wins by pinfall.
Punk has come out and has the mic.
Punk says tonight he will be making history.
The title, Wrestlemania, and The Rock. None of it matters because tonight is about Punk.
"Tonight I will be taking my place amongst the showcase of the immortals- Wrestlemania."
He reminds us that he has Cena's number.
He begins to call himself an icon among superstars and immortal. He says he is the greatest of all time.
"In this world that you inhabit, I am God!"
Video package announcing the induction of Donald Trump into the Hall of Fame.
Mark Henry vs Great Khali
Khali hits a big boot to open things up and gives him lots of chops in the corner.
Henry eats a chop to the head and rolls out of the ring.
Khali follows him out but Henry takes advantage.
Henry with a big splash in the corner and then hits the World's Strongest Slam.
Mark Henry wins by pinfall.
MizTV with with Del Rio, Ricardo, Jack Swagger, and Zeb Colter.
Miz hands it over to Colter and immeadately calls out Beck for not showing up.
Colter gives a speech about illegal immigration.
Del Rio tries to respond but Colter interrupts him.
Miz interjects but Del Rio decides to let him talk.
Colter starts to talk about how bad it is for foreigners in Mexico and calls Ricardo Slingblade.
Colter says that he doesn't have a problem with Del Rio personally. It's what Del Rio represents. Del Rio is a success story that provides a shining light to people who won't return to Mexico when they fail.
Del Rio says that America belongs to everyone and that even Colter and Swagger are descendants of immigrants. He puts over America as the greatest country in the world and then gets ready to fight.
Swagger takes the mic and says he will see Del Rio at Wrestlemania.
Back from break and they show us a clip of what happened during the break. Colter confronted Miz and Swagger ran him over on the ramp.
Antonio Cesaro vs Randy Orton
Cesaro opens up with a head lock but Orton then whips him into the ropes and nails an elbow.
Orton with a throw to Cesaro and follows up with some forearms.
Cesaro takes control and hits a gut wrench suplex.
Cesaro than goes after Orton with a ton of uppercuts.
Orton counters Cesaro and then hits him with some clotheslines and a scoop slam.
Cesaro baits Orton on the apron and counters the DDT attempt.
Cesaro goes for a flying uppercut from the top rope but eats an RKO and Orton gets the pin.
Randy Orton wins by pinfall.
Daniel Bryan and Kane in the back and they start bickering over their match later tonight with Prime Time Players.
Vickie and Maddox, Team Brickie according to Maddox. Maddox keeps talking over Vickie. Daniel Bryan will be blind folded for the match and Kane will have one arm tied behind his back.
Sheamus is out in a tuxedo.
Sheamus has a problem with the Academy. He says that the Academy looked over Wade Barrett and he shows us a clip from Dead Man Down.
He puts the movie over and then shows another clip with Barrett in it. Barrett is just in the background and Sheamus starts ragging on him big time.
Barrett has finally had enough and hits the scene. He says that Sheamus is jealous of Barrett.
Sheamus cracks a couple of jokes and then chases Barrett out of the ring as we head to break.
Damien Sandow is on commentary for this match.
R-Truth vs Cody Rhodes
Truth starts dancing and hits Cody with a punch.
Cody goes for the disaster kick but misses.
Cody works over Truth's leg in the corner and then locks in a full nelson.
"My dictionary is the mind" -Sandow
Truth starts to make a comeback and it ends all of a sudden. Couldn't tell what Truth hit but it got him the pinfall and Sandow hit the ring to try and attack Truth.
Truth was able to fight him off as Sandow is furious on the ramp.
R-Truth wins by pinfall.
We are given one of the great Colter and Swagger videos of them in front of the Gadsen flag. This time it's about jobs.
Hell No vs Prime Time Players
Kane's arm is tied behind his back and Daniel Bryan has a black bag over his head.
Bryan and Titus start things off. Bryan is trying to find his way around hte ring and almost puts the ref in a No Lock.
PTP are using whistles to distract Bryan and confuse him.
Titus hits a slam on Bryan and then tags in Young.
Young hits a suplex and drags Bryan back to the corner as he tags in Titus.
Titus hits a slam and goes for big elbow drop but Kane yells at him to roll. Bryan rolls out of the ring to dodge the elbow.
Kane tries to help him up but Bryan hits Kane with an elbow.
Bryan gets back to the ring and Kane is able to get a tag in.
Kane cleans house and goes for a chokeslam but Titus interferes. Titus eats a boot and then Kane gets the chokeslam on Darren for the win.
Hell No wins by pinfall.
Shield is out to the ring now.
Ambrose says that things are going to keep getting worse in the name of justice. He says that they are the most dangerous unit in the industry. They can assemble an army but they still won't be able to stop them.
Reigns says the are going to grind bones to dust.
Rollins says that at TLC, EC, and Raw last week the neandethal Ryback, Cena, aging wanna be rock star Jericho, etc couldn't stop them. "Is there no one else?!?!"
Sheamus music hits and he is on the stage and calling out the shield.
Ambrose and Reigns go out to meet Sheamus but Orton sneaks into the ring to RKO Rollins and then leave through the crowd.
Jack Swagger vs Miz
Miz is able to dump Swagger over the top rope.
Mizz tries to follow up with a axe handle off the apron but Swagger catches him and hits a belly to belly suplex.
Swagger continues to work over Miz and hits a couple of big slams.
Miz finally is able to get control but is stopped quickly.
Swagger hits a slam and follows up with a Swagger bomb for a two count.
Miz recovers and is able to hit a neck and back breaker combo.
Miz tries to hit a clothesline but Swagger gets hold of him for a slam.
Miz takes control of the match up and continues to work over Swagger's knee.
Miz gets caught up in the ropes and he is selling his knee big time as Swagger takes out the leg.
Swagger locks in the Patriot Act and Miz taps.
Swagger wins by submission.
John Cena in the back with Josh Matthews.
He says that CM Punk is wrong. A bunch of stuff about Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect.
CM Punk vs John Cena
Punk with a head lock to start things off.
Cena reverses into a head lock of his own but Punk has his foot on the rope.
Cena hits a big back breaker and Punk rolls out of the ring as we head to break.
Back from break and Punk is hitting a back breaker on Cena and then puts in a leg scissors on Cena's head.
Cena stands up and drops back down to force Punk to break the hold.
Cena hits a running bulldog.
Punk hits a flying heel kick and then locks in a chin lock.
Cena fights out and nails a should tackle. Cena goes for another one but Punk is able to duck under and trip Cena who goes flying out of the ring.
Punk hits a suicide dive and rolls Cena back into the ring as we head to break again.
Back from break and both men are recovering.
Cena hits two should blocks on Cena and goes for a slam but Punk rolls through and locks in the Anaconda Vice. Cena is able to eventually roll through though and pin Punk forcing him to break the hold.
Punk hits a swinging neckbreaker and gets ready for the GTS but Cena counters.
Punk hits a springboard clothesline for a near fall.
Punk tries to go up top again but gets caught in the STF. Punk is able to work his way out of it and locks in the Anaconda Vice.
Cena then fights out and gets a crossface in again. But is able to get out of the hold and both men are down in the ring and slow to get up.
They get up and start exchanging punches.
Cena is able to hit a slam and gets ready for the five knuckle shuffle but Punk kicks him in the face.
Punk goes for GTS but Cena struggles out and then they exchange roll up chances.
Punk hits a running knee in the corner and goes for the bulldog but Cena fights it and slams Punk.
Cena hits the five knuckle shuffle and goes for AA but Punk fights out and goes for GTS.
Cena fights out of that and hits a powerbomb on Cena.
Cena goes up to the top rope but Punk meets him with a bunch and some chops.
Punk tries for a superplex but Cena fights out and knocks Punk off the turnbuckle.
Cena hits a leg drop from the top rope and gets a nearfall.
They make their way back to their feet and Cena hits the AA but Punk kicks out again!
They make it to the outside of the ring and Punk throws Cena into the post. Cena barely makes the count back into the ring.
Punk hits the GTS but Cena kicks out.
He goes for a second GTS but Cena counters into the STF.
Punk struggles and makes it to the rope.
Punk hits a piledriver! Two count.
Punk goes up top for the elbow drop but Cena rolls out.
Cena hits a hurricarana and then an AA for the pin!
John Cena wins by pinfall.
That was a hell of a match.