WWE Raw Results – April 25, 2011

- Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with a 20-man RAW vs. SmackDown battle royal. The action is already in progress as Jerry Lawler, Josh Matthews and Michael Cole are on commentary. RAW stars team together and eliminate Kane. Big Show and The Great Khali go at it. Drew McIntyre and Heath Slater help out to eliminate Khali.

McIntyre works on Daniel Bryan as Evan Bourne and Slater go at it. Vladimir Kozlov is eliminated. Ezekiel Jackson is eliminated by Mark Henry and Bourne. Brodus Clay and Cody Rhodes work on eliminating Sheamus but he hangs on. Slater is eliminated. Henry eliminates Chris Masters. Wade Barrett gets dumped by Ted DiBiase. Ted and Kofi Kingston go at it now. Ted is eliminated. Henry and Clay both go out. Yoshi Tatsu is eliminated by Big Show. Sheamus is eliminated by Drew as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and Bryan has Big Show in a sleeper hold. Show falls back on Bryan. It’s down to 4 vs. 4 now. Mason Ryan and Kofi go at it. Bourne eliminates McIntyre. Santino Marella holds on and goes for the Cobra on Big Show. Show uses the Cobra against him and Santino is eliminated. Mason tosses Cody out. Kofi eliminates Bryan. It’s down to Bourne and Mason vs. Kofi and Big Show. Mason and Show go at it while Kofi and Bourne do. Kofi hangs on and goes at it with Bourne on the apron. Bourne counters Kofi and hangs on. They trade moves on the apron and it’s impressive. Bourne leaps from Mason’s shoulders into Show. Show catches him and throws him over the top. Bourne is eliminated. Kofi leaps at Mason now. Show comes over and eliminates Mason to give SmackDown the win.

Winners: Team SmackDown, Big Show and Kofi Kingston

– SmackDown has earned the first Draft pick for tonight. Kofi and Show wait in the ring as the Draft ticker appears on the big screen. John Cena is going from RAW to SmackDown. We see the entire locker room looking shocked backstage. Cena’s music hits and out he comes to a massive pop. Cena puts on a SmackDown t-shirt and shows it off as the crowd pops. We go to commercial.

– Back from the break and Todd Grisham is backstage with John Cena. Cena says SyFy is happy because the biggest moment in WWE history just happened. Cena is pumped and the crowd pops. Cena talks about adapting to changes and says he will walk out of Extreme Rules as the WWE Champion, bringing the title back to SmackDown. WWE Champion The Miz walks up and the crowd boo’s. Miz mocks Cena and says after this Sunday when it comes to RAW, he can’t see him. We go to Lawler, Cole and Matthews at ringside. Michael Cole vs. Jim Ross in singles action is announced for tonight as we go to break.

– R-Truth comes out to the stage next and gets a mixed reaction. He tells the crowd to shut up and says they should be booing themselves. Truth starts talking about John Morrison and the crowd pisses him off with What’s. Truth is trying to talk but the crowd is all over him. Truth says he lost last week because of the fans. Truth says he’s spent his whole career trying to be for the fans and it’s got him nowhere. Truth mocks the kids wanting him to rap and dance. Truth says he is officially giving everyone the boot. Truth says bye to the fans in several different ways and tells them to boo themselves again. Truth says for the first time in his life, the truth has set him free. John Morrison comes out and attacks Truth from behind. Morrison mounts Truth on the ramp and unloads with right hands until referees come down and separate them. Morrison backs off but runs back down the ramp and tackles Truth again. Morrison is taken back again as we go to commercial.

– Back from commercial and we get another vignette for the former Awesome Kong. She flicks the head off a blonde doll again and laughs. This time we see her entire face. Her name is confirmed as Kharma.

Eve Torres vs. Layla

We go to the ring and Eve Torres is in the ring, representing RAW. Out next comes SmackDown Diva Layla. Michelle McCool comes out several steps behind Layla and looks at her disapprovingly. We go to clips of McCool’s attack on Layla from Friday’s SmackDown. Eve and Layla lock up. Layla strikes first.

Michael Cole starts talking on the microphone, interrupting the match, as Layla and McCool have words with each other. Eve takes advantage and rolls up Layla for the win.

Winner: Eve Torres

– Michael Cole is still blabbing on. Cole says he’s going to put on a wrestling clinic tonight as he takes out Jim Ross. Cole heads to the back as Layla looks upset in the ring. McCool taunts her. Layla goes to the floor and McCool shoves her down. Layla comes back and unloads on McCool, slamming her head back into the fan barrier twice. Layla then slams McCool into the apron. Layla starts crying and says she’s sick of this. Layla throws McCool over the announcer’s table and she goes down hard at the annoucner’s feet. Layla is still crying as McCool tries to get up.

– The Draft ticket starts up again and this time it’s Rey Mysterio going to RAW. We see the locker room backstage cheering Rey on. Rey’s music hits and out he comes to the stage. Rey throws on a RAW t-shirt as the crowd pops.

– We see Jim Ross backstage warming up. Back to commercial.

– Back from the break and Cody Rhodes is backstage with Todd Grisham. Cody says now that he and Mysterio aren’t on the same brand, he’s got a present for him after their match at Extreme Rules. Cody is going to give Rey a new mask… the mask an anesthesiologist puts on his face before he’s wheeled into surgery.

Kofi Kingston vs. Sheamus

We go to the ring and out comes Kofi Kingston for the SmackDown brand. Out next comes his opponent, the WWE United States Champion Sheamus. The bell rings and Sheamus takes it to the corner, beating Kofi down. Sheamus drops a series of knees and drives one down into Kofi’s head. Sheamus with big forearms to the chest. Sheamus goes to the apron and slingshots himself into Kofi for a 2 count.

Sheamus takes it to the mat for a minute and then whips Kofi into the corner. Kofi moves and Sheamus hits the ringpost. Kofi goes to the top with a crossbody for a 2 count. Kofi leaps on Sheamus in the corner with right hands. Sheamus comes out of it with a big clothesline. Sheamus goes for his finisher but Kofi slides out and ducks the Brogue Kick. Kofi hits a kick to the head and Trouble in Paradise for the win.

Winner: Kofi Kingston

– After the match, Kofi celebrates in the ring as the WWE Draft ticker starts up on the big screen. We see the SmackDown roster backstage having fun. This time it’s Randy Orton going from RAW to SmackDown. Orton comes out to a big pop and throws on a SmackDown t-shirt. Up next is Cole vs. Ross as we go back to commercial.

Jim Ross vs. Michael Cole

Back from the break and out comes Jack Swagger and Michael Cole. Jim Ross is out next to a big pop. Cole is wearing his singlet and Ross is wearing pants and a Sooners jersey. Cole mocks Ross after the bell rings. There’s lots of stalling here. Cole gets Ross’ cowboy hat from ringside and stomps on it. Lawler and Swagger offer advice for their teammates. Ross finally grabs Cole and shoves him to the mat. Cole takes a seat on a stool in the corner as Swagger comes in and gives him a water bottle. Ross finally gets some offense in on Cole. Cole runs out of the ring but Lawler throws him back in. Ross stomps on Cole. Swagger comes over and throws Lawler into the ringpost and beats him down. Swagger runs in and attacks JR for the DQ.

Winner by DQ: Jim Ross

– Swagger comes in and beats on JR as Cole looks on. Cole is bleeding him his mouth pretty bad. Swagger takes off JR’s belt and hands it to Cole. Cole is pissed about his face being busted open. Swagger puts the ankle lock on JR again as Cole whips him with the belt. Lawler runs back in the ring now and grabs the belt as Swagger is out. Lawler pulls Cole back by his leg and starts whipping him with the belt. Cole escapes from the ring and runs off with Swagger, holding his backside. The RAW General Manager chimes in and it’s announced Swagger and Cole vs. JR and Lawler at Extreme Rules will be a Country Whipping Match. JR and Lawler like the sound of this and celebrate to the Boomer Sooner music.

– We go backstage with Scott Stanford, The Miz and Alex Riley. Miz talks about The Rock’s birthday on RAW next week. Miz talks about winning at WWE Extreme Rules also. Time for another break.

– We go backstage with Scott Stanford, The Miz and Alex Riley. Miz talks about The Rock’s birthday on RAW next week. Miz talks about winning at WWE Extreme Rules also. Time for another break.

Randy Orton vs. Dolph Ziggler

We go to the ring and Randy Orton is out for the SmackDown brand. Dolph Ziggler is in the ring waiting. This match is for two Draft picks. They lock up and go at it. Lots of back and forth action to start. Ziggler with early 2 counts as he takes control of the match.

They go to the floor and Ziggler puts a thumb in Orton’s eye. Ziggler dropkicks Orton back into the fan barrier and goes back in the ring as the referee starts his 10 count. Orton comes back in and unloads on Ziggler with right hands and clotheslines. Orton with a snap slam. Orton hits the Angle slam for a close 2 count. Orton is ready to end it and goes for the RKO but is distracted by Vickie Guerrero. Ziggler rolls Orton up for a 2 count. Orton comes right back with an RKO for the win.

Winner: Randy Orton

– After the match, we go to the Draft ticker again. CM Punk comes out to the stage and interrupts, saying the Draft can wait because the most important man on TV has something to say. Punk talks about Orton and Extreme Rules, saying they’re going to get nasty this Sunday. Orton says he will miss some things about being on RAW, but one of those won’t be hearing Punk ramble on and on. Orton says Punk will be sleeping after this Sunday because he will be the last man standing. Orton’s music hits as he and Punk taunt each other. We will get the Draft picks after this commercial break.

– Back from commercial break. Mark Henry and Sin Cara will be going to SmackDown.

Wade Barrett vs. Rey Mysterio

The next match is for 2 Draft picks as WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett comes out first. Out next is new RAW star Rey Mysterio. The bell rings and Barrett strikes first. Rey counters and hits Barrett with kicks and rights. Barrett counters now and hits Rey with a big sideslam for a 2 count. Barrett mounts Rey with right hands now and argues with the referee. Wade stomps away on Rey now.

Barrett puts a submission on but Rey fights out. Rey with kicks and a big crossbody for a 2 count. Rey gets caught again and rammed back into the corner. Barrett takes Rey to the top. Rey comes back with a 619 and a splash from the top for the win.

Winner: Rey Mysterio

– After the match, Rey celebrates as RAW finally gets some picks. We go to the Draft ticker. This time it’s Big Show coming to RAW. Show’s music hits and out he comes. The ticker goes off again and this time it’s Alberto Del Rio coming to RAW. His music hits but he doesn’t come out. We see Del Rio, Ricardo Rodriguez and Brodus Clay backstage. Del Rio seems upset. Clay asks what about him, what about him. We go to commercial with Del Rio talking to Ricardo in Spanish.

– Back from the break and Michael Cole has re-joined commentary. Cole has a black eye and his mouth is busted. They run down the Extreme Rules card.

– Teddy Long comes out to the stage to announce tonight’s main event. It will be a six-man match for the final Draft pick.

CM Punk, Alberto Del Rio and The Miz vs. Christian, Mark Henry and John Cena

Out first for Team RAW comes WWE Champion The Miz with Alex Riley. Miz hits the ring as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and out comes CM Punk to join The Miz in the ring. Ricardo Rodriguez begins introducing Alberto Del Rio next as Del Rio comes driving a new Porsche into the arena. Out next comes Mark Henry, followed by Christian and finally John Cena. Cena comes out to a big pop for the SmackDown team.

Christian and Miz start things out. Miz takes Christian down first. They go to lock up again but Miz kicks him in the gut. They run the ropes and Christian takes Miz down. Cena is tagged in and Miz runs out of the ring. We go to commercial as Cena taunts Miz.

Back from the break and Cena is unloading on Punk. Henry comes in and clotheslines Punk in the corner. Henry stands on Punk and in comes Christian. Christian works over Punk now. Christian goes for his finisher but Punk counters and goes for the GTS. Del Rio distracts Christian. Christian turns around to a shot from Punk. Del Rio is tagged in, dropkicks Christian and gets a 2 count. Del Rio with right hands on Christian now.

Miz comes back in and applies a chinlock on Christian. Christian starts fighting out of it but can’t make the tag. Punk is tagged back in now and he kicks Christian around. 2 count for Punk. The assault continues on Christian as Miz comes back in to take over. Miz hits the big clothesline in the corner but only gets 2. Del Rio comes in and hits the armbar drop for a 2 count. Del Rio goes back to work on Christian’s arm. They go to the top rope and Christian knocks Del Rio back to the mat. Christian nails the big DDT from the top.

Miz and Cena both get tagged in. Cena unloads with his usual moves. Cena turns around and his partner Mark Henry lays him out with a huge clothesline. Henry gets boo’d as he leaves the ring, walking out on his team. Henry picks Christian up, raises him high and drops his face on the steel steps. The Miz takes advantage and hits the Skull Crushing Finale on Cena for the win.

Winners: The Miz, Alberto Del Rio and CM Punk

– Team RAW celebrates in the ring as The Miz’s music plays. We go to the Draft ticker again and this time it’s John Cena. Cena is coming back to RAW. Cena clears the ring of the RAW heels. He hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle on Miz and the Attitude Adjustment. Cena celebrates to close RAW with a RAW t-shirt on. The Miz recovers at ringside as Cena poses and RAW goes off the air.

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