Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Raw Highlights April 12th 2010
Miz and Big Show were cutting a promo when Bret Hart came out from the back. I used to be totally in love with Bret Hart back in the 1980's/early 1990's. Now... dude hair cut please! Then the Hart Dynasty came out... predictable. I like the Miz, he talks like an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Smith challenged Miz to a one on one match. Natayla always seems to have her hands on her cousin's shoulder or arms or something, does that weird anyone else out? There was a commercial and when we returned, Smith was using a roll up on Miz but only got a two count, he then had Miz down on the mat using a submission style move which he turned into two slams, never letting go of the hold. Miz fought out with elbows. Smith then got Miz into the corner with a hard boot. Miz went across the ring but managed to get a boot of his own up. Smith sent Miz over in an overhead toss before hanging him on the second rope. Smith then used his vertical suplex but only got a near fall. Miz took the legs out from under Smith with a kick to the knee. This let Miz turn things around with a top rope move, double axe handle but only got a two count. Miz then followed with a camel clutch. Smith broke the hold but backing up into the corner crushing Miz. They then exchanged fists for the next few minutes before Smith used a series of clotheslines and a scoop slam on Miz. Smith then used a belly to belly but only got a two count. Miz turned it around with a flying clothesline in the corner, then back to the top rope. But Smith caught him with a kick midmove. The Sharpshooter was added, but BS caused a distraction. Miz used his skullcrusher for the win.
Evan Bourne vs Carlito. We start with a collar tie up which led to Bourne going face first into the top turnbuckle. Carlito sent him into the other corner but Bourne turned it into spinning scissors move. He backed it up with a series of kicks to the upper body of Carlito. Carlito grabbed him with a power slam then started to stomp on Bourne. He then followed up with a choke hold. Another series of kicks from Bourne but Carlito gave him one of his own then got a two count. He used a suplex next but got only a near fall. Both men trading blows for a moment then Bourne used a running drop kick in the corner. Carlito then hip tossed Bourne into the corner, going for his backstabber but Bourne countered. Bourned used his trademark airbourne for the win.
I'm bored where the hell is Sheamus?
John Cena vs David Otunga. Cena when for a take down getting David off his feet, slapping on a chinlock. David tried to power out of it, but Cena used a hiptoss take down, getting a submission hold on him. Cena then started to work on the wrist and arm of David. Cena then went for what looked like a full nelson but changed it up into another hiptoss take down going right back to a chinlock/choke hold. They started trading fists, Cena knocked down David twice then slapped a suplex on him. Batista was at ringside getting Cena's attention. But it wasn't enough as Cena still managed to give a running clothesline to David taking him off his feet. He slapped on the STF for the win.
Sheamus the white knight vs Kofi Kingston. They started with a collar tie up (I know everyone does) Sheamus tossing Kofi into the corner but came back at him with a hard kick to the left thigh. Sheamus answered with a kick of his own then put Kofi into a side headlock. Kofi battled out with a series of elbows sending Sheamus off the ropes, and Sheamus smoothly used a clothesline knocking Kofi down. Another series of kicks from Kofi, followed by a drop kick. Kofi held the ropes and Sheamus went outside of the ring. Kofi then went for an aerial move but Sheamus crawled back into the ring, Kofi on the apron dragging Sheamus into the top turnbuckle. Kofi then off the top rope for another drop kick but it only got him a two count. Sheamus answered with a double axe handle to the top of the head of Kofi. Kofi then outside of the ring, Sheamus pulled him back in going for another cover but only a two count. He then applied a submission move on Kofi. Sheamus then used a simple slam but it was only a two count. Kofi then back at him with another series of kicks before another drop kick. Kofi used his boomdrop then used his trademark trouble in paradise but Sheamus broke the hold with the bottom rope. Sweet. Back outside the ring, and Sheamus used a monitor on him getting a DQ.
Another pointless match the Baywatch Babes .... yeah fast forwarded.
Randy Orton vs Batista. My money is on Orton. They started with a collar tie up, Orton in the corner. Orton then slapped on a sidehead lock which he managed to turn into a slide down drop toe hold. Nice. Another side headlock by Orton, then they both started to trade blows. Orton used a reversed hangman then started his stomp. He went for a flying knee but missed, and Batista sent him shoulder first into the ring post, Orton then rolled out of the ring. Back in the ring and we have Batista with a chin lock on Orton in the middle of the ring. Orton went face first into the second turnbuckle, just before Batista pulled him half out of the ring onto the apron and used a series of forearms. He went for a cover but it was only a two count. Batista put a choke hold on Orton but Orton powered out. Both men used a clothesline off the ropes, before Batista tore up the announce booth. Orton found a way to get out of it, sending Batista face first into the table. Back in the ring and Batista lands a series of kicks to the face of Orton. Orton then sent Batista into the ring post following it up with another round of clotheslines. Batista went for his Batistabomb but Orton got a scoop slam on him, starting his shapeshifting. Batista rolled out of the ring and used a cheapshot of rake to the eyes but Orton got him with his second rope DDT. Only a two count. Orton seemed to put a hold on his shapeshifting routine and even though he went for an RKO he didn't manage it the first time, Batista countered it with a spinebuster. Batista turned around but walked right into an RKO. He would have had it with that second one but Swagger ran out ruining the match causing a DQ.