Tuesday, April 5, 2011


After Raw ended, Rock stayed around for a while. As he walked up the aisle, he took a Cena hat off a little kid an teased that he was going put it on, then shook his head and gave it back and high- fived the kid. The kid looked super excited. There was no dark match or announced return date.


The first contestant eliminated on tonight's WWE Tough Enough premiere was Ariane Andrew. She is a 23 year old behavior therapist from California and unlike Erik Watts and Michelle Deighton, had no wrestling experience. 

Ariane had to give back her WWE Title belt after being eliminated, something that Austin presented each contestant with at the start of the show. 

Weekly eliminations will see Trish Stratus, Bill DeMott and Booker T join Steve Austin in his office. All four of them evaluate the talents and Austin comes out to make the announcement on the "bottom three". Austin brought the three contestants up who they thought were the least-progressed talents. This week it was Michelle Deighton, Erik Watts and Ariane Andrew. The "bottom three" contestants are sent back to the house to prepare for elimination. 

Austin then brought the bottom three to the Tough Enough ring and talked to them about why they should stay and what got them to elimination. Austin was very candid with the contestants and held nothing back. 

When Austin asked Ariane her favorite match, she said it was Alicia Fox vs. Melina. Austin was surprised at this. Ariane also couldn't recall any other matches and said she's new to wrestling. Austin took her WWE Title belt and said she's not tough enough. He then addressed Watts and Deighton, telling them they have too much experience and potential and that they have work to do. 


The show opened with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin putting himself over with his history and said that he was on a personal mission to find someone to continue his legacy. He introduced two men and women as they got off a bus and told a little about them complete with video clips. He said he was looking for someone who was the complete package, someone who was tough enough. 

They were in an empty arena with a Tough Enough wrapping on the ring and all the contestants came out on the ramp. Austin was in the ring and told them all to imagine what it would be like to work in that ring with the arena filled. He said most of them wouldn't make it. He said he was going to challenge them each and every week, and if they pissed them off, he would send them packing. 

He said their first challenge was about commitment. He said the arena would be filled with 15 thousand people and he was going to see who was serious about making it. A video showed Austin sitting in a big chair and said they needed to learn what it was like for all the people who work behind the scenes. 

The contestants were put in coveralls and had to deal with trash and cleaning the arena at 1:00 in the morning. They all complained a little about it but did the work… 

The contestants were on a bus and taken to the house. The three trainers, Trish Stratus, Booker T and Bill Demott (Hugh Morris) met them on the stairs of the house. They introduced themselves and told the contestants to get inside and get changed into training clothes. 

Each of the contestants found a title belt on their beds and a note from Austin saying that each time a person is eliminated they would have to turn in their belt. Three of the guys checked out the rest of the house and the view which, of course, was awesome.

Some of the contestants were talking with Rima and she told them she was Miss USA and one of the guys said she shouldn’t be there. Then other guys and girls came in and Mickael said that all the women needed was booty and they would be fine. The women and he got into it and started throwing pillows. Drama on the first day, the producers have to be happy… 

The contestants finally went to the training room and started doing calisthenics as Demott screamed at them and Trish and Booker tried to encourage. Austin drove in on a motorcycle and the trainers said they already had a few who wanted to quit. Austin said they better be ready because only one of them would make it. 

They had everyone get in the ring and do rolls and front bumps as Demott gave everyone nick names. Ariane was the first person who couldn't do much, and then Rima struggled too. Michelle (Jonny Fairplay's wife) said she had been wrestling for eleven years but arguably looked the worst. She was the last contestant shown for the first day… 

All the contestants were shown partying the first night with the exception of one contestant who instead drank protein shakes and worked on the treadmill… 

The next morning, several of the contestants were shown sleeping while others were already looking out. They all filed into the training room for the first skill challenge. Demott treated one of the contestants he calls Skid Marks like shit just for the hell of it. Austin came to the ring and said their first skill challenge was to run the ropes for three minutes and they would be graded on not only their endurance but how hard they ran. 

Eric, the large black guy, was terrible and got yelled at by everybody. Austin said he has a great look and size, but terrible shape. Jeremiah, the southern kid, had his dental partial fall out. Demott thought it was his, funny. Michelle hit the ropes real soft which pissed off Austin. Ariane kept pulling her pants up which pissed off Trish. Rima did well, but she had a pad on her hip/ass which pissed off everybody… 

The trainers all went into Austin's office and talked about the contestants. They really panned Michelle and Eric for their lack of skills, and Rima for cheating, though Booker T took up for her. They came back out and had Michelle, Ariane and Eric come forward. He said everyone should go back to the house, and those three needed to pack their stuff and bring their belts back to the training room. 

Back in the house, Eric and a few of the guys were complaining about Michelle. Eric voiced over that this was the biggest thing in his life. Michelle said she would throw someone under the bus if necessary, and Ariane said she did not want to be the first to go home… 

Austin said the contestants need to convince him they should stay or they were gone. He asked Ariane what this contest meant to her. She said she's given up her job and her house to be here. She said she had no experience, but she wanted to work hard. Austin said she had powder puff written all over her. 

He asked Michelle about her dedication. She said she got distracted and off track by getting married and having a daughter. Austin said he was a father himself and he was never father of the year because he was on the road. She said she could do this and Austin said if she had 11 years she should be ahead of the curve. 

He asked Eric what was wrong with him. Eric said, "Why don't you tell me." Austin said he would tell him. He had Eric come out and pretend like Eric was the host and ask Austin why he should stay. Eric did and Austin cut a typical promo about grabbing the business by the throat and not letting anybody take it away from him. 

He sent Eric back to the line and asked him why he wanted to be here. Eric said he had to be here because he had a mom with five kids on her own and a disabled brother. Austin asked him if it was BS to make him feel sad and Eric assured him it wasn't. 

Austin walked over to Ariane and asked what she thought of Michelle. Ariane said she was better than Michelle and Michelle went off saying that all Ariane wanted was an experience. Austin asked her what her passion was and she said her new passion was WWE. 

Austin mocked the "new" part of her answer and asked her what her favorite match was. She said Melina vs. Alicia Fox. The look on Austin's face was priceless as he said, "Excuse me, who?" She repeated herself and he asked her if out of all the wrestling matches that was really her favorite. She said yes so he asked if she had another favorite. She said she couldn’t name one. 

Austin said he had made his decision. He told Michelle and Eric to go back to the house and for Arinae to give him her belt, she was not tough enough. Ariane ran her mouth while getting out of the ring and left. Austin told Michelle she had too much experience to be a bottom feeder and that Eric had too much potential. Ariane had a final sendoff interview, like most reality shows, to end the show… 


 The theme for Monday's episode of Dancing With The Stars was personal stories, with the dancers choosing a song that is important to them. Chris Jericho chose The Beatles' "Let It Be". 

In a pre-taped segment, Jericho recalled the story of his mother suffering an accident when he was training to be a wrestler, which confined her to a wheelchair until her passing in 2005. He prepared to give up wrestling but she insisted he continue pursuing his dreams. 

Jericho said his real name is Chris Irvine and that for the first time in his professional life he would be performing as himself and not a character. 

Introduced as Chris Irvine, he danced the rumba with partner Cheryl Burke to receive a score of 21. The judges felt he lacked technical skill but complimented him on the emotional connection. 


Joey Styles took a shot at Kurt Angle tonight on Twitter for claiming that his account was hacked, writing: "I'm watching Jack Swagger apply the Ankle Lock to The King and wondering if anyone's twitter account will be hacked." 

CM Punk wrote earlier today, "My twitter account was hacked", is the new: "I'm a sloppy drunk douche". 


WWE followed up on their claim that they set the Georgia Dome attendance record with 71,617 fans at WrestleMania XXVII. 

"Confirmed by our friends at The Georgia Dome, WWE WrestleMania XXVII did in fact set the entertainment event record, with 71,617 fans," according to a post on WWE's Facebook page. 

"The previous record holder, the Backstreet Boys, hosted 65,658 fans on Feb. 19, 2000. The number quoted by Billboard.com in a 2009 article was for a two-day event in Atlanta, not a single performance.







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Sin Cara made his WWE TV debut on tonight's RAW. After WWE United States Champion Sheamus defeated Daniel Bryan, he attacked Bryan until Cara's music hit and he appeared on the stage. Cara took his coat off, rushed the ring and proceeded to take Sheamus out. Cara leaped from the top turnbuckle to the floor and landed on Sheamus before running back tot he ramp and posing for the fans. 


It looks as if The Rock will be returning to wrestle in a WWE ring against John Cena after tonight's RAW. 

The Rock accepted Cena's challenge for a match but wants it at WrestleMania 28 in 2012 from Miami, Florida. 

The Rock extended his hand to Cena and the two shook on the match before taking a beatdown from The Corre. Cena and Rock ended up coming back and fighting the group off. 

WWE confirmed that the match will take place at the end of tonight's broadcast. This is the first time that a WrestleMania main event has been confirmed one year in advance. Obviously things can happen between now and then that would stop the match. 


 Tonight's WWE RAW opens up with the usual opening video. We go live to the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia as Jim Ross welcomes us to RAW. Ross said John Cena will call out The Rock later tonight. We go ringside to JR and Jerry Lawler now. 

- We go to the ring and out comes Triple H to kick off RAW. 

Triple H makes his entrance and the fans start chanting for him. He soaks it all in as the crowd shows appreciation for the WrestleMania 27 match with Undertaker. A small "you tapped out" chant starts. Triple H says this is the most tired and beat up he's ever been in his life. He talks about the match with Undertaker and says he stood in front of 71,000 fans last night and when Taker began his entrance, Triple H says he almost hyperventilated he was so nervous. 

Triple H says he's wrestled Undertaker at WrestleMania before but never like this. He says the Streak has became what Taker is here for and he will do anything to keep it intact. Triple H says he beat on Taker like he has never beat anyone before but he just kept getting up and coming back. He says they both left everything they had in the ring last night and apparently for him, it wasn't good enough, he says. Triple H says no man alive has never walked through his stuff like Taker did last night. Triple H says he's struggling with it today. Triple H says you can call Taker a phenom, dead man and all those other names but he saw a man getting carried out on a stretcher last night. Triple H says everyone is talking about today how Taker is just a man and will never be the same after last night. Triple H says he won't be the same either but people are saying Taker is done, that he won't be back. Triple H says if that's the case, he's not buying it, but if it is true, he wants to say one thing. Triple H chokes up a little bit and says thank you to Taker. Triple H says Taker gave him the fight of his life. Triple H doesn't believe Taker is gone for good, not after what he felt last night. Triple H calls it magic and says Taker will be back. And when he does come back, Triple H will be waiting for him. Triple H drops the mic and his music hits before posing for the fans again. 

- Ross and Lawler say they've heard a rumor that Michael Cole is going to challenge Lawler to a match tonight. We saw Cole's cubicle in the background earlier and it was wrapped with yellow caution tape. Back to commercial. 

- Back from the break and Michael Cole comes out in his orange wrestling gear as Lawler and JR are talking at ringside. Cole walks to the ring and says despite overwhelming odds at WrestleMania, Team Cole overcame the obstacles to beat Lawler. Cole says everyone is talking about him today and now that Shawn Michaels is in the Hall of Fame, he can be referred to as Mr. WrestleMania. Lawler takes a mic and asks Cole to shut his mouth. Lawler says Cole didn't beat anyone last night. Lawler said he made Cole tap out and that a stupid computer beat him. A "you tapped out" chant breaks out. Lawler says Cole will forever be known as a jackass. Cole says even with Steve Austin's help, Lawler couldn't beat him. Cole wants Lawler to admit that he's a better athlete and a better man. Cole proposes that Lawler have a rematch tonight. Lawler loves the idea of a rematch and wants it right now. Cole walks to the ring as Lawler enters the ring. Cole stops and says he wasn't talking about a WrestleMania rematch, he meant a rematch from last week's RAW against Jack Swagger. Swagger's music hits and out he comes. 

Jerry Lawler vs. Jack Swagger 

The bell rings and they lock up. JR is calling the match as Cole looks on from ringside. Swagger takes it to the corner and beats Lawler down. Lawler turns it around and unloads on Swagger. Swagger misses a clothesline and Lawler connects with a big right hand. Swagger spears Lawler back into the corner and hits him with shoulder thrusts. Swagger charges in the corner again but Lawler moves and turns it around. 

Swagger kicks Lawler and scoop slams him. Swagger goes for a big splash but Lawler moves. Lawler with a right hand and 2 count. Lawler with more offense until Swagger drops him with a big clothesline. Swagger stomps away on Lawler now and walks on top of him. Swagger goes for the Swagger Bomb in the corner but Lawler moves. Lawler starts with a series of right hands to Swagger and hits a dropkick. Lawler goes to the second rope and pulls his strap down. Cole jumps on the apron. Lawler chases him off and back into the ring. Lawler tackles Cole in the ring and starts punching. Swagger gets up and puts the ankle lock on Lawler and he taps out. 

Winner: Jack Swagger 

- After the match, Swagger won't let go of the ankle lock. The referee goes to Justin Roberts and reverses the decision for Swagger not breaking the hold. Lawler is announced the winner. 

Winner: Jerry Lawler 

- Cole goes to ringside and has words with Jim Ross. Cole enters his cubicle, that's wrapped in yellow caution tape. There's bottles of JR's BBQ sauce that he's put in Cole's Cole Mine. Cole squirts sauce all over Cole. Cole continues to run his mouth. JR gets up and chases Cole to the back. 

- Back from the break and Michael Cole is on commentary as we see replays of what just happened. Cole says he sold out the Georgia Dome, he main evented WrestleMania and that everyone is jealous of him today. Cole is still wearing his gear in the cubicle and is raising hell. 

Randy Orton and Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk and Cody Rhodes 

We go to the ring and out comes Randy Orton first followed by his partner Rey Mysterio. Out next comes Cody Rhodes followed by his partner CM Punk. It's going to be Cody and Orton starting things out. They lock up and go to the corner. Cody strikes first and knocks Orton down. They run the ropes and Orton hits a Thesz press and lands right hands. Josh Matthews is out on commentary now. Rey comes in and Cody goes to work on him. Rey turns it around and tries taking Cody's mask off. Cody retreats to the floor and we go to commercial. 

Booker T is also on commentary as we come back. Orton goes at it with Cody and Rey comes in to continue the offense. Punk is tagged in and taunts Orton who is on the apron. Punk works over Mysterio and tags in Cody. Cody and Punk double team Rey. Rey rolls Cody up for a 2 count and tags back in Orton. Cody fights Orton off in the corner and beats him down. Orton comes back with a big clothesline and a 2 count. 

Cody turns it around again. Punk gets involved but Orton kicks him back into the fan barrier. Cody goes to work on Orton's bad leg now. Punk is tagged again and they do more double teaming on Orton. Punk scoops Orton for the GTS but he slides out. Orton goes for an RKO but Punk takes his leg out and gets a 2 count. Punk stomps on Orton as we go back to commercial. 

Back from the break and Punk is going at it with Orton. Rey comes in and unloads on Punk. Punk takes back control and Cody gets involved. Orton comes over and takes him out. Rey goes for 619 on Punk but Cody comes off the second rope and kicks him. 2 count on Rey by Punk. Cody comes back in and goes to work on Rey. Cody whips Rey hard into the corner. He drags Rey to their corner and tags in Punk. Punk with a 2 count on Rey. Rey counters and takes down Punk. Orton finally comes in as Cody does. Orton unleashes and gets a 2 count as Punk interferes. Rey takes out Punk. Rey hits a 619 on Cody which allows Orton to hit the RKO on Cody for the win. 

Winners: Randy Orton and Rey Mysterio 

- We get more hype for John Cena calling out The Rock tonight. 

- We see Steve Austin backstage and he runs into Triple H. Austin says if the match ever happens again, he will be there and tells Triple H it was a hell of a match. They shake hands and Austin walks off to the ring. We go to commercial. 

- Back from the break and out comes Steve Austin to a nice reaction. Austin says if we're ready for some Tough Enough, give him a hell year. Austin brings out the Tough Enough contestants. All 14 contestants come out and line up in the ring. Austin says we're going to put them to the limits, Stone Cold style. Austin puts over his trainers and says they're going to open a can of whoop ass on these kids. Austin says there will be one and one only when it's done and that will be Stone Cold's choice. Austin lets them introduce. Up first is Ryan Howe, next is Christina Crawford - Alicia Fox's sister, Andy Levine and the others. Luke Robinson calls himself a future Legend and gets boo'd. Jeremiah Riggs gets a pop from the crowd for representing the South he says. Miss USA is up next. She says you can be hot, sexy and tough. Michael Zackie says nobody is tougher than him and gets boo'd. The blonde from Puerto Rico gets a pop and says she's here to give WWE fans the best entertainment they've seen. Eric Watts from California gets a mixed reaction. Matt Cross is up next. Reality TV star Michelle Deighton says she is hot enough to be a WWE Diva. The last guy gets boo'd when he says he can't wait to wrestle for the WWE Universe. A "stun them all" chant breaks out. 

The music hits and out comes WWE Champion The Miz with Alex Riley. Cole stands up on his cube and cheers for Miz. Riley is wearing a tuxedo. Miz talks about when he was on Tough Enough back in 2004 and says after last night, nobody will ever tell him where to go again. Miz shows where he suffered a concussion last night when John Cena tackled him off of the barrier. Miz says he went on to retain the WWE Title and gets a mixed reaction from the crowd. He says none of the people in the ring can achieve what he has. Miz and Riley make their way to the ring as Miz brags. Miz tells them this is the closest they will get to a WWE Title. A "you suck" chant breaks out. Miz looks at Austin and asks him if he wants to hold the WWE Title. Austin smiles. 

Miz asks Austin if he thinks he has one more run and thinks he's tough enough. A "one more match" chant breaks out now. Miz says let's clear the ring and find out if Austin can have one more match. Austin tells everyone to clear the ring and they do. Miz hits a cheap shot on Austin and Riley comes to beat him down in the corner. Riley wails away on Austin and mocks him. Austin turns it around and unloads with right hands and kicks to Riley. Austin stomps him to the mat, raises some hell. Austin picks Riley up and Riley turns it around. Riley ducks a clothesline and another. Austin hits the Thesz press and a series of right hands on Riley. Austin bounces off the ropes and drops an elbow. Riley gets up and Austin lays him out with a Stunner. Austin calls for beers and passes them out to the Tough Enough cast that are at ringside. Austin calls them all together as his music starts playing. Austin toasts them with a big toast and hits the turnbuckles to pose for the fans. We go to replays. Austin goes over to Cole's Cole Mine with two beers in hand. Cole pleads to Austin. Austin sprays both beers on Cole in his cube and walks off to the back with the Tough Enough cast right behind him. 

- We get more hype for The Rock and John Cena as we go to commercial. 

Alberto Del Rio vs. Evan Bourne 

Evan Bourne is already in the ring as Ricardo Rodriguez introduces Alberto Del Rio, who comes out with no car. Brodus Clay comes out behind him. The bell rings and Del Rio looks angry tonight. He strikes first and kicks Bourne down. Del Rio goes to the corner and continues with kicks. Bourne comes back with kicks of his own after a counter. Bourne runs into a big boot and goes down. Del Rio's nose is busted as he kicks Bourne out to the floor. Del Rio follows and launches Bourne into the barrier. 

Del Rio brings it back in the ring and applies a submission. Bourne fights out with kicks. Del Rio misses a clothesline and Bourne rolls him up for 2. Bourne with more kicks now and a flying knee. 2 count for Bourne. Bourne ends up on the top for Air Bourne. Del Rio gets up and kicks him in the head. Bourne falls to the mat and Del Rio applies his armbar finisher for the win. 

Winner: Alberto Del Rio 

- After the match, Del Rio wipes the blood from his mouth and smiles. We go to commercial. 

- Back from the commercial and we get a video package with highlights from Axxess in Atlanta. 

- We go to the ring and out comes Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler. Vickie is wearing gear and says Snooki winning last night was all Layla and Michelle McCool's fault. She says Dolph is perfection. Dolph takes the mic and talks about John Morrison and Snooki. He calls Morrison and Trish Stratus out. 

Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero vs. John Morrison and Trish Stratus 

Ziggler's music hits as he and Vickie make their way to the ring and we go to commercial. 

Back from the break and out comes John Morrison first. Out next comes Trish Stratus and Morrison starts out with Ziggler. Ziggler takes control early on. Morrison rams him back in the corner and unloads with right hands. Vickie and Trish end up coming in. Vickie mocks Snooki and Trish rolls her up for a 2 count. Another 2 count for Trish. They come face to face and argue. Vickie smacks Trish. Trish responds with big knife chops. 

They go back and forth until Morrison and Ziggler come back in. Morrison misses a kick off the ropes. Dolph hits a big back suplex and Dolph gets a 2 count as Trish makes the save. Dolph corners Trish and she smacks him. This allows Morrison to drop Dolph with a kick and hit Starship Pain for the win. 

Winners: John Morrison and Trish Stratus 

- Vickie throws a fit at ringside and we get more hype for The Rock and John Cena. Back to commercial. 

WWE United States Title Match: Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus 

We come back and out comes WWE United States Champion Daniel Bryan followed by his challenger Daniel Bryan. The bell rings and they go at it. Sheamus unloads early on and hits a big double ax handle for a 2 count. Sheamus with a clothesline. Sheamus drops a knee and stomps on Bryan. Sheamus works over Bryan some more, completely owning the match. Sheamus takes it to the mat with a chinlock now. 

Bryan tries to come back but Sheamus hits the Irish Curse backbreaker for a 2 count. Sheamus takes it back to the mat. Bryan dycks an attack and comes back with kicks. Bryan ducks a clothesline and takes Sheamus down. Sheamus runs into Bryan's boot and gets dropped with a big kick. 2 count by Bryan. Bryan counters Sheamus and goes for the LaBell Lock. Sheamus powers out with a backbreaker and hits the Brogue kick for the pin and the win. 

Winner: Sheamus 

- After the match, Sheamus attacks Daniel Bryan. The lights go out, music starts playing and Sin Cara appears on the stage. He runs down to the ring and flips in. He takes Sheamus down with a hurricanrana and dropkicks him to the apron. Cara kicks Sheamus in the head and knocks him out to the floor. Cara leaps from the top rope to the floor and takes Sheamus out. Cara runs back up to the top of the ramp and poses as his music plays. 

- Back from commercial and John Cena's music hits. Cena comes out wearing his new colors and gets a mixed reaction. 

Cena says a lot of people are upset about a certain someone's actions at WrestleMania last night. Cena didn't think that person's actions would decide the winner of the WrestleMania main event. Cena says if this person didn't do it, then the final moment of WrestleMania would have been a draw and that would have sucked. Cena congratulates The Miz and says he did it - he was able to walk into the WrestleMania main event WWE Champion and leave as WWE Champion. Cena says there's something to be said for that. Cena says Miz is still the most annoying person on the earth but after his showing tonight, he has earned everyone's respect. Cena says this brings him back to that certain someone and the crowd starts to chant "Rocky." 

Cena says that certain someone is here tonight and got involved in his business last night. Cena says that certain someone and he have business to settle right now. We get a long pause and finally, The Rock's music hits and out he comes to a big pop. 

Rock enters the ring and nothing is said. A "Fruity Pebbles" chant breaks out. The Rock asks Cena what did he think was going to happen. Rock says Cena knew payback was coming. The Rock goes on and says he respects Cena. This gets boo's. The Rock says he knows what Cena has done. He knows Cena lives and breathes WWE. Rock realizes Cena has became one of the greatest WWE stars of all-time. This gets a mixed reaction. Rock says that doesn't change the fact he just doesn't like Cena. This gets a pop. 

The Rock says he and Cena are complete opposites but are similar in the fact that when they do it, they want to be the best and do it better than everyone. Rock says however, he shops at department stores and Cena shops at Baby Gap. Cena says that's fashion advice from the Tooth Fairy. Cena says the time of talking is over. He tells Rock to listen to the people. Cena says the people want a match and they pop. Cena says it's obvious that this is what they should do. Cena asks Rock if he wants to talk about it or bring it. Cena takes his shirt off. 

The Rock agrees to the challenge but wants it at WrestleMania 28 in 2012. The two shake on the match and it's official. All of a sudden The Corre run down and beat Cena and The Rock down. Rock and Cena end up fighting them off and hitting their finishers. It seems like Rock and Cena are trying to outdo each other. They take out The Corre and come face to face on more time. They pose for fans separately as RAW goes off the air.