WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (April 29, 2013) from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, featuring the promotion's return stateside after its annual European Tour that saw The Shield booked as strong as any group in recent memory.
That includes taking out Undertaker.
Fandangoing kept going strong but could die a slow death tonight, John Cena is reportedly working hurt but will be at the show, and did I say WWE has been booking The Shield wonderfully?
Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here.
WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR APRIL 29
Rex here. Let's mark out with our snark out.
Kicking things off tonight is a triple threat match between the sidekicks of everyone involved in the WHC Championship. Winner gets to pick the stpulation.
Big E Langston vs Ricardo Rodriguez vs Zeb Colter
Big E Langston takes early control.
Ricardo and Colter start to work together but it doesn't last long.
Big E is able to recover and starts to destroy Colter and Ricardo.
Del Rio can't watch it anymore and gets himself involved. It's a triple threat match so no dq.
A brawl erupts between Big E, Del RIo, Swagger, and Ziggler.
Colter takes advantage and takes out Ricardo. He is about to get the win but AJ stops the ref from counting three.
Ricardo gets a roll up for the win.
Ricardo Rodriguez wins by pinfall.
It's World Wish Day so we are getting a clip from John Cena making a wish on the Today Show.
John Cena makes his way out with three Make a Wish kids and makes them honorary WWE Superstars.
They all have Superstar names and my hometown Columbus crowd is giving them a good pop.
Cena thanks the crowd for taking the moment to help him grant these wishes.
Randy Orton vs Cody Rhodes
Rhodes with an early clothesline.
He tries to follow up and gain momentum but Orton ducks under and hits a shoulder block.
Lock up in the corner and the two exchange kicks.
Orton tosses Rhodes out but Rhodes keeps hold of the top rope and pulls himself back in right into an Orton drop kick.
Rhodes with a comeback and he is stomping on Orton in the corner.
Rhodes goes for a suplex but Orton counters and hits one of his own for a two count.
Rhodes takes back control and is stomping a downed Orton.
He whips Orton into the corner but Orton recovers and hits a clothesline.
Orton tries for the draping DDT but Rhodes counters it.
Orton tries for an RKO but Rhodes counters that as well as we head to break.
Back from break and Rhodes is hitting the Disaster Kick to Orton who is on the apron.
Orton is down on the outside and Rhodes follows him out to drag him back in.
Rhodes goes for a series of pin attempts but only gets a two count.
Orton recovers and tries to get some offense in but a slick counter by Rhodes allows him to take back control.
Orton fights out of the corner but his comeback doesn't last for long.
Elbow off the second rope by Rhodes for a two count.
Rhodes goes up top but Orton meets him up there and hits a super plex.
Scoop slam and t-bone suplex from Orton.
Orton goes for the RKO but Rhodes counters with Cross Roads! Only gets the two count.
Rhodes goes for the Disaster Kick but Orton counters with the RKO for the win.
Orton wins by pinfall.
Brie Bella vs Naomi
Brie with an early slam but Namoi fights back and hits a Thesz Press.
Follows up with a diving elbow and an enziguiri.
The Bellas pull twin magic and Nikki gets a roll up for the win.
Brie Bella wins by roll up from twin.
Cameron complains to the ref and he calls the Bellas back to the ring.
He reverses the decision and gives Naomi the win by DQ.
Naomi wins by disqualification.
The Bellas aren't please and return to the ring to beatdown the Funkadactyls.
The Shield are making their way to the ring.
Ambrose states that generations have bowed down to the Undertaker but they bow down to know one.
"Rest in peace" -Reigns
"Justice doesn't if you're undefeated at Wrestlemania. Justice doesn't care if you are champion. Just doesn't care who you are" -Ambrose
Rollins starts to address the problem of Cena and Ryback but he gets interrupted.
WEEEEEE'RE A THREEEE MAAAAN BANDDDD!
They say that the Shield still has issues with Three Man Band for crashing their attempt at beating down HHH.
3MB surronds the ring and a brawl erupts.
Shield starts to beat down 3MB but Hell No makes their way to the ring.
Shield decides to retreat as Hell No hits the ring.
3MB getting back to their feet and Hell No just start to take out 3MB.
"Does everybody hate 3MB?" -JBL
I don't. I love me some 3MB.
Cena and Ryback in the back.
Cena is getting his ankle taped up and Ryback is concerned about the injury.
Cena say he will still be effective and Ryback says he can't take that chance.
Dolph Ziggler vs Kofi Kingston
Kofi with early control and hits a springboard splash.
Ziggler fires back with some shoulder blocks but then eats a couple of drop kicks.
Kingston with a follow up kick in the corner.
Ziggler recovers quickly and hits a dropkick of his own as we head to break.
Back from break and Ziggler is in control with a chin lock.
Kofi fights his way but is quickly snuffed out by a neck breaker from Ziggler.
Ziggler misses with a splash in the corner and Kingston takes control.
King with some double chops, drop kick, and a diving clothesline.
Kingston with the Boom Drop and he readies himself for the Trouble in Paradise.
Ziggler dodges and hits a huge DDT for a two count.
Kingston with an S.O.S. for a nearfall.
Kingston counters Ziggler with a Trouble in Paradise. He goes for the pin but AJ puts his leg on the rope.
Ziggler is still out as Kofi argues with the reg and Big E pulls him out of the ring to try and waken him.
Kofi with a double axe handle to Big E and drags Ziggler back into the ring.
He hits a flying cross body but AJ cause a distraction.
Big E tries to get involved but gets knocked off. Ziggler tries to take advantage with a roll up but Kingston rolls through for a pin attempt of his own.
Kingston goes up top but misses and Ziggler hits the Zig Zag for the win.
Dolph Ziggler wins by pinfall.
After the match and Big E hits the Big Ending and follows up with another Big Ending.
AJ, Ziggler, and Big E walking in the back and they are basking in the glow of Ziggler's win.
They run into Kaitlyn and Natalya.
AJ and Kaitlyn start to bicker and a gift arrives for Kaitlyn.
It's a spiked baseball cap from a mysterious admirer.
Natalya starts to tease her about her secret admirer.
Team Brickie in the back and in comes The Ryback.
He doesn't want to go out there alone with Cena.
Vickie says that Hell No will be taking Cena's place but he turns it down because he has been there and done that.
Jack Swagger vs Zack Ryder
Swagger with knees in the corner and the ref has to pull him off.
Ryder takes advantage with a head slam and a drop kick.
Swagger takes back control with a body slam and begins to work the leg.
Swagger is slapping the head of Ryder and hits two Swagger Bombs.
On the third Swagger Bomb, Ryder is able to get his knee up for a counter and then sends Swagger to the outside.
He follows up with a baseball slide and drags him back into the ring.
Swagger with a gut wrench power bomb and then locks in the Patriot Lock for the win.
Swagger wins by submission.
After the match Colters gets a shot at Ryder for making fun of him pre-match.
Apparently during the break on the app, Ryback has left the arena.
Henry on the mic and he says that he asked Vickie for two opponents in a tug of war.
The first opponent he will face is Sweet T.
Henry wins the tug of war easily.
The second opponent is Brodus Clay.
Henry wins again and now Sheamus is out to give it a shot.
Sheamus puts up a good struggle and he is staving off a loss just barely.
Sheamus just lets go of the rope and hits a Brogue Kick.
Team Brickie with Hell No and Kane says they will take the Shield on in a handicap match if they have to.
She grants their wish.
Vickie says there is one more thing that Brad needs to do and she whispers in his ear.
Cena in the back with Brad Maddox.
Cena demands that he is put into the tag match as Hell No's partner.
Alberto Del Rio vs Antonio Cesaro
Cesaro with early control as he works some early slams.
Cesaro working over Del Rio in the corner but Del Rio fight out and hits an enziguiri.
Del Rio with an arm lock and Cesaro bites Del Rio to break it.
Cesaro working an arm lock of his own and uses Del Rio's tights to slam Del Rio back down.
Quick rest hold to let Del Rio pull his tights back up.
Del Rio in control as we head to break.
Back from break and Cesaro is in control with a chin lock.
Del Rio reverses into a roll up that only gets a two count.
Cesaro with a knee and a gut wrench suplex.
Running uppercut into the corner on Del Rio gets a nearfall.
He follows up with some punches and then an abdominal stretch.
Del Rio tries to fight out but gets hit with a side slam.
Cesaro with some uppercuts on the ropes but Del Rio counters with some clothesline and a tilt a whirl back breaker.
Del Rio with a superkick attempt that gets countered into a roll up for two.
Del Rio with a German Suplex for a two count.
Del Rio up top but gets countered with a uppercut.
He goes for a running uppercut in the corner but Del Rio dodges and Cesaro goes into the post.
Del Rio follows up with a superkick for a nearfall.
Del Rio locks in the arm bar and gets the win.
Del Rio wins by submission.
Del Rio gets on the mic and says the stipulation for the WHC Triple Threat at Extreme Rules will be a ladder match.
Fandango vs Great Khali in a Dance Off
Lawler tries to ask Khali some questions but the only thing I understood was him saying that he was better than Jericho.
Khali and Natalya perform their dance with lots of twirls.
Fandango doesn't look too impressed.
Fandango and Summer Rae start their dance. Needless to say it is a lot better.
Lawler declares that Khali was the winner and Fandango goes into attack mode.
He lays out Khali and goes up top and hits the top rope leg drop.
He poses over Khali with Summer Rae (who was actually acknowledged) and says his name before making his exit.
The Shield vs Hell No and John Cena
The match hasn't started and it's turned into a brawl.
Everyone else gets cleared out as Kane and Ambrose will start things off.
Kane working Ambrose over in the corner and then hits a delayed suplex on Ambrose.
Ambrose gets the tag into Rollins who gets some offense in before Kane isolates him in his team's corner.
The ref tries to pull him off and Kane gets a hold of him.
Cena tags in to save Kane from DQ.
Rollins gets the tag into Ambrose and Cena gets some offense in before Bryan tags in.
Bryan with kicks in the corner to Ambrose and then works some elbow/kick combinations in the center of the ring.
Kane tags in and works a stretch on Ambrose before tagging back in Bryan.
Kane launches Bryan into a dropkick on Ambrose.
Bryan with more kicks on Ambrose.
Bryan with the surfboard stretch.
Kane tags back in and goes up top.
Ambrose rolls under and Rollins gets the tag.
Rollins and Ambrose with a double suplex on Kane.
Rollins in control as we head to break.
Back from break and Ambrose is working a stretch on Bryan.
Ambrose with the tag to Rollins who gets a nearfall.
Rollins working a shoulder lock that Bryan fights out of but a Rollins kick ends that rally.
Tag into Reigns who works a chin lock on Bryan and then hits a Samoan drop.
Bryan is able to get the hot tag into Kane and Reigns tags in Ambrose.
Kane whipping Ambrose between the corners and the hits a side slam.
Rollins tries to get involved but gets tossed out by Kane.
Kane goes up top and hits the clothesline.
Kane tosses Ambrose out and readies the announcers table.
He takes out Rollins which gives Ambrose the chance to recover and hit a DDT on the outside.
Kane barely makes the count but Ambrose is going to town with knees as he gets back in the ring.
He starts slapping Kane.
"I beat your brother and I am going to beat you!" -Ambrose
He then does the throat slash but Kane hits him with a choke slam.
Tags to Cena and Reigns.
Cena takes control and but Rollins hits a crossbody from the top rope.
He rolls through it though and goes for the AA but he collapses because of his injury.
Reigns with the spear and the pin!
The Shield wins by pinfall.
Ryback comes out now and just stares from the stage as we fade to black.