WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (May 13, 2013) from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, featuring the go home show to the Extreme Rules pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for this weekend in St. Louis, Missouri.
Set for the evening is an actual face-to-face confrontation between Brock Lesnar and Triple H, likely for something silly like a contract signing, a dance off between Fandango and Chris Jericho, and a status update on injured World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler.
All that and more!
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 MAY 13
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Jerry Lalwer is in the ring to start things off. It looks like the dance off is going to start things off.
Fandango is out and it's with Summer Rae once again.
Fandango is rocking some awesome psychedelic gear.
Jericho is out now and his partner will be some dancer named Ednya.
Lawler takes us through the rules. Each contestant gets 90 seconds.
Lawler doesn't want it to be a popularity concert.
Fandango says that everyone needs to respect him as an artist and Jericho brings up the musical chairs game and Price is Raw.
Fandango and Summer Rae will be the first ones to compete. The music is going but Fandango isn't dancing. After 20 seconds, he tells them to cut the music and demands the mic. He has them restart.
They start to dance and Summer Rae twists her ankle and they have to stop. Fandango walks out while Jericho and Ednya check on Summer. Fandango changes his mind and attacks Jericho from behind.
After beating up on him for a while, Fandango puts Jericho into the barrier and gets a piece of the dance floor they installed. He lays out Jericho some more with it and then takes Summer Rae and leaves. She was faking it all along and in on the plan!
Ryback vs Zack Ryder
Ryback with the early control and is taking it to Ryder. Did you expect something else?
After a couple of slams he hits the Shell Shock for the win.
Ryback wins by pinfall.
Prime Time Players vs Tons of Funk
Tensai and Young starting things off. Tensai takes it to Young early which causes Titus to tag himself in and take control of the match.
Titus misses with a shoulder in the corner and Tensai gets the tag into Clay. Clay with a big splash in the corner. Young tries to interfere and Clay fights him off. This allows Titus to grab the roll up for the win.
Young appears to have used the pick to injure Clay during the interference.
Prime Time Players win by pinfall.
Striker with Teddy Long on the stage to make an announcement about the WHC. He is about to make an announcement but Swagger and Colter make their way out and demand they get the title for putting Ziggler out of commission.
AJ and Big E argue with them over that. Long says that Ziggler won't be stripped. Swagger and Del Rio will have an I Quit match for Number One Contendership. He also states that Bigt E will square off against Del Rio or Swagger tonight, pending a WWE App vote.
Kofi Kingston vs Damien Sandow
Before the match, Sandow is on the mic and says that despite popular demand, he will not be singing tonight. They also announce Ambrose vs Kofi for the US Title at ER.
Sandow takes early control with elbows and knees. Sandow with the abdominal stretch, but Kofi fights out with an elbow.
Kingston with some clothesline, a dropkick, and the Boom Drop. He tries to follow up with a splash but misses and Sandow hits a swinging neckbreaker
The comeback doesn't last long as Kofi hits the Trouble in Paradise for the win.
Kofi wins by pinfall
Matthews interviewing Henry in the ring and Henry decides to demonstrate how he is goigng to win Sunday. He beckons Matthews in and then slams him down. Matthews gets dragged around the ring as Henry explains how a strap match works
Henry taunts Sheamus which leads to the Irish fella making an appearance. Henry and Sheamus snipe back and forth at each other as Sheamus won't come down to the ring. Henry calls him a coward and that gets Sheamus to finally come to the ring.
Sheamus wants Henry to back up so he can enter the ring. Henry won't, so Sheamus pulls out his own strap and they begin whipping each other. Sheamus gets the advantage and is able to chase Henry from the ring.
Antonio Cesaro vs Randy Orton
Orton and Cesaro trading holds and strikes in the corner. Cesaro takes control with a headbutt and some stomps. Cesaro whips him into the opposite corner and hits a running uppercut.
Orton fights out of a chinlock and hits a t-bone suplex. Follows up with somne clotheslines and a scoop slam. After a comeback attempt from Cesaro, Orton hits the RKO for the win.
Those two should have been given more time.
The Miz vs Heath Slater
Slater with the early offense but a knee from the Miz stops his momentum. After a roll up, Miz hits his back-neck breaker combo for a nearfall.
Slater takes control with well timed kick and some punches. Back breaker from Skater, but Miz is able to counter the follow up. Miz tries to lock in the figure for but Slater makes it to the ropes.
Slater goes up top but Miz follows him up. Mahal tries to interfere, so Miz hits a double axe handle. He then tosses Slater off the turnbuckle into the rest of 3MB. He tooses Slater back in and locks in the figure four for the victory.
Six Man Tag Elimination Match- The Shield vs Hell No and Cena
Ambrose and Kane opening things up. Kane with a hip toss and then the two trade strikes in the corner. Kane tags in Bryan, who hits some kicks on Ambrose in the corner. Bryan works an abdominal stretch variation and Ambrose fights out and gets the tag into Rollins
Bryan tags in Cena who hits a bulldog on Rollins. Cena with a chinlock as we head into break.
Back from break and Bryan has the surfboard stretch on Ambrose. Kane tags in and hits a boot to Ambrose while he is still in the hold. He whips Ambrose into the corner and then tags Bryan back in. Ambrose powers Bryan across the ring into his corner and tags in Rollins.
Rollins with some offense and then he distracts the ref as the rest of the Shield cheap shots Bryan. Reigns tagged in and hits a huge should tackle on Bryan and then locks in a chin lock. Bryan fights out but gets laid by Reigns. Ambrose and Rollins with quick tags that lets them both hit Bryan with running dropkicks.
Rollins continues the beat down and then tags Ambrose back in who goes to work with some punches and an elbow drop. After some matwork, Bryan is able to get the hot tag into Kane. He hits some big punches on Ambrose and then a DDT. He goes up top and nails Ambrose with a flying punch. He goes for the chokeslam, but Rollins interferes and they both get thrown out of the ring by Kane. Kane follows them out and starts to go to town on all three members of the Shield, using the environment to his advantage. Kane gets disqualified for using the cover to the announcer's table as a weapon.
Back from break and Reigns is reading something for Cena. He hits a huge Superman punch but only gets a two count. Cena with a slam and Reigns gets the tag into Rollins. Rollins with a knee of the top rope for a two count. Read naked choke from Rollins, and Cena tries to walk his way to Bryan. he eventually gets the tag into Bryan who runs circles around Rollins. He hits a suicide dive to Reigns and then he goes up toop and hits a dropkick off the top rope for a two count. He lays into Rollins with some kicks but the reg has to pull him off. Bryan tries for the No Lock but Rollins fights out and gets a tag into Ambrose. Ambrose hits the Headlock Driver to eliminate Bryan.
Ambrose is laughing in the corner at Cena because of the odds. Cena rushes him but the Shield overwhelm him with quick tags and offense. Cena finally fithts out and has Rollins isolated in hte middle of the ring. He hits the AA on Rollins for the elimination. He tries to hit it on Ambrose but Reigns spears him and gets himself eliminated by DQ.
Ambrose struggles over and gets the cover for a two count. Cena and Ambrose start brawling but the rest of the Shield comes back and attacks Cena to lose via DQ. The Shield completely decimated Cena which leads to Ryback coming out and destroying Cena's ankle with a chair.
Big E Langston vs Jack Swagger
Langston with the earlier offense in thee match. He is working some spears in the corner on Swagger as we head to break early in the match.
Back from break and Langston is hitting back breakers on Swagger. Langston continues to work over Swagger with some slams. Swagger makes a comeback and they begin to trade slams. Swagger gets the Patriot Lock in but Langston makes it to the rope for the break. Langston is able to dump Swagger to the outside. He follows him outside but gets tossed into the barrier and can't make the count, so Swagger wins. Del Rio and Ricardo make a run in and get beat by Swagger for their troubles. Del Rio makes a comeback and locks in the arm bar but Langston goes into attack mode on both of them. Swagger knocks LAngston out of the ring and then Del Rio knocks Swagger out of the ring.
Aj vs Natalya
Kaitlyn and the Bellas are guest announcing. Kill me. Kaitlyn got a gift from her secret admirer and they finally show a bit of the match as Nattie runs AJ into the corner. Some stuff happens on the outside as the Bellas and KAitlyn snipe back and forth. Back in the ring and AJ gets a submission for the win.
"Here comes the boring best friend fight"-One of the Bellas. They are quite right there.
Jericho with Matt Striker and he is selling his match with Fandango big time. He has cut out the joking and is in full on serious mode.
HHH out to the ring now. His entrance is long enough that it takes us to break.
The cage is lowered and HHH is going on and on about steel. He calls for Lesnar to make his way out and he obliges with Heyman in tow. Heyman waxes poetically. I can't really do it justice. He ends it with Brock won't fight for free and as they walk away, HHH interupts and asks why Lesnar won't stand face to face with him. He says because it would ruin Heyman's meal ticket. He says that Heyman is holding back Brock because he doesn't believe that Brock is the baddest man in the room anymore. HHH then calls Brock a bitch and this leads to Lesnar making his way to the cage. Lesnar climbs in and the two are staring each other down. They start to brawl in a good back and forth. Lesnar hits the German suplex. He charges after him but HHH tosses him into the cage. They brawl some more and then HHH tosses Lesnar through the cage door, which hurts Heyman. Lesnar takes Heyman and escorts him out as we fade to black.