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WWE: Through Tragedy and Triumph

The Backstory to ‘WWE: Through Tragedy and Triumph’ is simple yet complicated. Leading up to WrestleMania 29, John Cena and The Rock were feuding and thanks to a botched move on Raw 2 weeks before the biggest PPV of the year, Cena tore a ligament in his knee. Cena could hardly stand and knew he needed surgery, but agreed to Mr. McMahon that he would indeed preform at WrestleMania on one leg.

As creative scrambled to find a complicated way to have Cena lose to The Rock, McMahon offered The Rock millions of dollars to stay in the WWE until SummerSlam when Cena would be able to make his triumphant return. The Rock agreed, simultaneously postponing the filming of his next movie. But then came WrestleMania 29 when The Rock was going to make a heel turn that would shock the world.

As referee Chad Patton was out cold following an accidental clothesline from The Rock, John Cena gave the Peoples Champion a hobbling Attitude Adjustment and looked to win the WWE Championship before the Shield’s music hit and the Hounds of Justice made their way to the ring. The team of Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins dismantled the challenger only to come eye to eye with The Rock once he stirred.

This was as tense moment as ever seen, was the Shield going to destroy the WWE Champion? No, Roman Reigns and The Rock, not too distant cousins, embraced in the middle of the ring, hugging and laughing, causing a firestorm from the fans. The Rock motioned for them to leave and delivered the Peoples elbow, before getting the slow 1, 2, 3 from the stirring referee.

The WWE Universe was distraught at this unlikely alliance, but what was about to unfold was even worse. John Cena had to be lifted off in a stretcher as his leg was hanging on by a thread, doctor reports came in and Cena managed to damage his knee even worse. Following multiple surgeries that night, the doctors told Cena it would be a miracle if he ever wrestled again.

To make matters even worse, Vince McMahon had been promoting a brand extension following WrestleMania 29 that would be strongly enforced along with Monday Night Raw returning to 2 hours, in hopes that the World Heavyweight Championship would return to its prestigious form. However, most of the Main Event talent WWE has, was shoved onto Friday Night SmackDown! to make the show more enjoyable to viewers.

Now creative has less than 24 hours to find Rock a new challenger, develop new talent on Raw, and find a new direction for the WWE.

With John Cena out indefinitely, The Shield forming an alliance, and a brand extension looming, the road to WrestleMania XXX has begun as a tragedy.

Spoiler for WrestleMania 29 Results:
WrestleMania 29 Results

Intercontinental Championship
-The Miz defeated Wade Barrett

-The Shield defeated Randy Orton, Sheamus, and The Big Show

-Mark Henry defeated Ryback

WWE Tag Team Championships
-Team Hell No defeated Dolph Ziggler and Big E. Langston

-Fandango defeated Chris Jericho

World Heavyweight Championship
-Alberto Del Rio defeated Jack Swagger

-The Undertaker defeated CM Punk

-Triple H defeated Brock Lesnar

WWE Championship
-The Rock defeated John Cena

Monday Night Raw Authority figures and Personalities
Brad Maddux (General Manager)
Michael Cole (Play-By-Play Commentator)
JBL (Color Commentator)
Lillian Garcia (Ring Announcer)
Renee Young (Backstage Personality)

Alex Riley
Antonio Cesaro (United States Champion)
Big E. Langston
The Big Show
CM Punk
Curt Hawkins
Daniel Bryan (WWE Tag Team Champion)
Darren Young
David Otunga
Dean Ambrose
Dolph Ziggler
The Great Khali
Joe Hennig
John Cena (Injured; out indefinitely)
Kofi Kingston
Mark Henry
Mason Ryan
The Rock (WWE Champion)
Roman Reigns
Santino Meralla
Seth Rollins
Titus O’Niel
Wade Barrett
William Regal
Zack Ryder

Tag Teams and Stables
-The Shield (Ambrose, Reigns, and Rollins)
-Primo and Epico
-Prime Time Players (Darren Young and Titus O’Niel)
-Dolph Ziggler, Big E. Langston, AJ Lee
-Great Khali and Santino Marella
-Heyman Guys (Brock Lesner and CM Punk)

Friday Night SmackDown! Authority figures and Personalities
Booker T (General Manager)
Theodore Long (Assistant to the GM)
Michael Cole (Play-By-Play Commentator)
John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield (Color Commentator)
Lillian Garcia (Ring Announcer)
Renee Young (Backstage Personality)

Alberto Del Rio (World Heavyweight Champion)
Brodus Clay
Chris Jericho
Cody Rhodes
Damien Sandow
Drew McIntyre
Evan Bourne
Ezekiel Jackson
Heath Slater
Jack Swagger
Jey Uso
Jimmy Uso
Jinder Mahal
Justin Gabriel
Kane (WWE Tag Team Champion)
The Miz (Intercontinental Champion)

Randy Orton
Rey Mysterio
Sami Zayn
Sin Cara
Ted DiBiase
Tyson Kidd
Yoshi Tatsu

Tag Teams and Stables
The Usos (Jimmy and Jay Uso)
Tons of Funk (Tensai and Brodus Clay)
3MB (Drew McIntyre, Jinder Mahal, Heath Slater)
Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow)
Hunico and Camacho
Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara

AJ Lee
Alicia Fox
Brie Bella
Eva Marie
Kaitlyn (Diva's Champion)
Nikki Bella
Rosa Mendes
Summer Rae
Tamina Snuka

Part Timers and Special Attractions
Brock Lesnar
Rob Van Dam
Triple H
The Undertaker
Vince McMahon (Chairmen of WWE)

Spoiler for Championship History:
Championship History

The Rock
Defeated CM Punk
Won: Royal Rumble January 27, 2013

Alberto Del Rio
Defeated Big Show
Won: SmackDown! January 8, 2013

Antonio Cesaro
Defeated Santino Marella
Won: SummerSlam August 19, 2012

The Miz
Defeated Wade Barrett
Won: WrestleMania 29

Team Hell No
Defeated R-Truth and Kofi Kingston
Won: Night of Champions September 16, 2012

Defeated Eve Torres
Won: Raw 20th Anniversary January 14, 2013

WWE Pay Per View Schedule through SummerSlam
Backlash-May 5, 2013
Scottsdale Center-St. Louis, Missouri

Vengeance-June 2, 2013
Allstate Arena-Rosemont, Illinois

King of the Ring-July 7, 2013
Wells Fargo Center-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
SummerSlam-August 11, 2013
Staples Center-Los Angeles, California

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I originally had a partner for this. But just as every partner before him, he bailed on me and stopped responding, apparently I bring unexplained death. Anyways, I was writing SmackDown and he was to do Raw, I was and still am sick and tired of being led on only to restart an entire BTB, so I'm going at this alone writing both shows. However, until Backlash I will only be summarizing Raw to an extent. SmackDown! will be my premier show until that Pay Per View. But starting the night after, both shows will be completely in full. The only reason I'm doing this is because I'm so far deep into my SmackDown shows that it would feel like a waste to rush through Raw's and be sloppy. So they'll be short, summarized, and tidy, until Backlash of course.

I sincerely hope you all enjoy.


My last BTB was February 6, 2013 and the last post was February 11, 2013.


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The UFC is basically a bunch of jobbers compared to Cena. He beat brock, won matches after getting DDT on concrete, comes back from a life threatening injury in like 2 months, etc. No MMA fighter is as legit as Cena.

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Re: WWE: Through Tragedy and Triumph

Been waiting for a 2013 thread that sparked my interest and this might just be it. I noticed you have a few people on the rosters that weren't there at the time in real life, Sami Zayn, Eva and Jojo, so I hope we get a little explanation/back story as to how they got there.

I know how it feels to have you partner bail on you, happened to me a few times, so we both must bring unexplained deaths to people. The Rock turning heel with The Shield is an interesting concept, one I don't think I've seen done before either. Good luck
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I really like the approach you've taken here, although I'm not sure if that in reality that angle would've made The Rock a heel so much as it would've gotten the hell cheered out of both he and The Shield, much like Steve Austin's heel turn at Wrestlemania 17.

That being said, the presentation is there and you're off to a good start, so I'll be keeping an eye out for your first show.
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Pretty good backstory you've got here, I'm not sure if Cena would have actually been allowed to wrestle in real life, even at WrestleMania but I'll go with it. I'm going to assume you aren't a fan of writing Cena? Anyway, this thread has caught my interest, I hope it can keep it.
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Great angle at WrestleMania 29 with Rock and Cena. Love the thread title and will be keeping my eyes out for this one. Good luck dro bro.

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First off, thank you all for checking out my thread, cheers.

Originally Posted by C3K View Post
Been waiting for a 2013 thread that sparked my interest and this might just be it. I noticed you have a few people on the rosters that weren't there at the time in real life, Sami Zayn, Eva and Jojo, so I hope we get a little explanation/back story as to how they got there.
Darn, I was really hoping to sneak Zayn in without anybody noticing but you got me. :P I love that kid and just couldn't resist. As for Eva and JoJo, they're mostly just going to be for show and not exactly play an important role.

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Pretty good backstory you've got here, I'm not sure if Cena would have actually been allowed to wrestle in real life, even at WrestleMania but I'll go with it. I'm going to assume you aren't a fan of writing Cena? Anyway, this thread has caught my interest, I hope it can keep it.
Oh no, I mean he's alright to write, just brings out the boring in me. Plus how many feuds can one have with Cena that haven't been seen 13 different times. :P But also, I'm using it for a much bigger, bigger angle. I just haven't made my mind up on if he will come back or not.

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IZOD Center - East Rutherford, New Jersey

WrestleMania 29, the grandest stage of them all. Championships were defended, hearts were broken, alliances were formed, and questions were answered. However, even more questions were brought to the table following the Rock’s victory over John Cena in the main event. A controversial finish would be an understatement. John Cena has been taken out of action, possibly permanently as the Rock retained the WWE Championship with the help of The Shield. Will the Rock and his allies answer the burning questions at Raw’s opening?

Also for Raw, Triple H defeated Brock Lesnar in a brutal contest of gladiators. Has the Game shut Paul Heyman up or will Heyman want revenge? We find out tonight.

After what CM Punk called an embarrassing loss to the Phenom, what’s next for the straight edge superstar?

Confirmed for Monday Night Raw
-Antonio Cesaro vs. Fandango
-AJ Lee vs. Kaitlyn
-Primo and Epico vs. Prime Time Players

Also, The Rock and the Hounds of Justice will address the WWE Universe. All this and much much more!

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-Creative has found a quick fix to the main event scene for the first month, but don’t expect a longstanding rivalry between the Rock and his new challenger.

-McMahon enjoyed a successful WrestleMania and believes ratings will be just fine with John Cena out. McMahon also believes they should have pulled the Shield/Rock angle off in the first place, believes it has the potential for high ratings in the coming months, so don’t expect that stable/alliance to break up anytime in the near future.

-CM Punk was planning on taking some time off after Backlash, but it may be pushed back now that Cena is out.

-Speaking of Cena, surgery went better than expected but there is still no status update on the former WWE Champion.


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The UFC is basically a bunch of jobbers compared to Cena. He beat brock, won matches after getting DDT on concrete, comes back from a life threatening injury in like 2 months, etc. No MMA fighter is as legit as Cena.

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As stated in my original post, Raw's will be summarized until Backlash. SmackDown! will be in full, this is just how it's going to be until Backlash.

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Monday Night Raw
April 7, 2013
IZOD Center - East Rutherford, New Jersey

A WrestleMania 29 package plays over the titantron as we are recapped of some key moments from last night’s incarnation of WrestleMania including

*The Shield defeating Sheamus, Randy Orton, and the Big Show in the opener
*Daniel Bryan and Kane defeating Dolph Ziggler and Big E. Langston
*Mark Henry falling on Ryback as he was going for the ShellShock.
*Fandango defeating Chris Jericho
*Undertaker defeating CM Punk in a classic
*Triple H defeating Brock Lesnar in a brutal clash.
*The Rock’s tainted victory over John Cena, before Cena is carried off on a stretcher as fans watch in complete and total awe.

We are welcomed live into the beautiful sold out IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. A beautiful pyrotechnic display is put forth as the camera zooms around the arena as the fans go nuts after a wild night. Michael Cole and JBL welcome us and are in the middle of talking before being “If YAAAAAAA Smell” hits to one of the top 25 all-time heat reactions.

The Rock walks out with the WWE Championship on his left shoulder, with his usual charismatic aroma. The Rock is noticeably sweating from the amount of heat he is getting, but seems to be soaking in it. Meeting the People’s and WWE Champion in the ring are the 3 men who helped The Rock defeat Cena last night as the Hounds of Justice come through the crowd. In a particularly tense moment, it takes The Rock at least 2 minutes to begin talking.

When The Rock has the opening to speak he utters a word before a reign of “What’s” come in from the wrestling educated crowd. The Rock can do nothing but laugh it out as he circles the ring one more time joking with his allies from the Shield. The Rock then gets serious and demands the crowd to calm down, before enlightening the New Jersey audience on how he is feeling, providing a bit of comedic relief for such an edgy moment.

The WWE Champion then goes on to explain why he did what he did last night, giving reasons like he wanted to add insult to injury and 10 out of 10 times he would have beaten Cena clean, but before it went that far he wanted to take him out for good. The Rock sarcastically apologizes for presumably forcing Cena into early retirement.

After his dialogue about John Cena he goes onto to taunt the crowd for not knowing he was behind the Shield from day 1, informing them of his family tree and Roman Reigns. He enlightens them how much time and thought was put into the Shield. He goes to note instances in which the Shield was used for his cause and not against it.

Ambrose is next to talk and spills the beans on how brilliant and elaborate the plan was and now that the Shield has their foot in the door, there is nothing that can stop The Real Shield. Roman Reigns has a line about the next move the Hounds will make and it will happen quickly and swiftly. Seth Rollins is next and gives a brief speech on how proud he was of all 4 men, following up with “The take-over is about to start.” Then came the most disturbing words.

Ambrose: You think this is it? Huh? You think it’s just me, Rome, Seth and Rocky? Haha, you are all ignorantly oblivious.

Heat from the crowd

Ambrose: The Shield is everywhere and you don’t even notice. This is not all there is, they lurk in the shadows. There are some in this ring on a nightly basis, you even cheer them on, there are some on SmackDown, there are some in NXT, there are some wearing stripes, hell, there are some wearing suits in corporate right now.

Rollins: The Shield is everywhere.

Reigns: So start questioning everything.

The Shield’s music hits and for the first time in a while, an opening promo goes uninterrupted as most of the crowd is in genuine shock, some booing, some covering their mouths as their jaws remain dropped as they realize this may be the beginning of the end.


JBL and Michael Cole welcome us back as they begin hyping the next match, a number 1 contender’s match for the United States Championship. Soon, “Just Don’t Care” hits as Wade Barrett strides down the ramp, looking determined and confident.

Next up, “SOS” plays as Kofi Kingston is introduced as the next competitor. Before a moment’s notice, “And the Horse he rode in on” blares over the PA as Joe Hennig fresh out of NXT comes out, as pumped up as any of the three superstars competing.

Opening Contest
#1 Contenders match for the United States Championship
Wade Barrett vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Joe Hennig

This is a solid, well performed opening match-up; the half of the crowd that isn’t in shock from the Shield’s promo is following this match up closely as it cuts deeper. Wade Barrett is able to come up big at the end following a Wasteland on Joe Hennig and getting the Number 1 Contenders spot along with the victory. By Hennig’s body language, he seems more upset than anyone.

Winner at 11:01 – Wade Barrett

Following the intense contest, Barrett grabs a microphone and passionately declares himself the next United States Champion after a fluke loss at WrestleMania. He is going to miss that shiny Intercontinental Title but will easily replace it with the US Championship.

Backstage the Big Show is alongside Renee Young who gives him a quick interview, asking how it felt to lose at WrestleMania again. Big Show is calm and collective, stating that he didn’t stand much of a chance with Orton and Sheamus both trying to be the hero. He goes on to claim that he will get his revenge on the Shield and tells them that they can’t continue to push people around like they have been these past 7 months.


Returning from commercial CM Punk and Paul Heyman are having a discussion backstage, Heyman has him worked up over something as Punk becomes visibly irritated. Punk goes on to state that he won’t be made to look like a second rate superstar and will do Heyman’s dirty work, also stating that business will be taken care of tonight. Heyman is pleased, very pleased.

“Making Moves” comes on over the PA as Darren Young and Titus O’Niel get ready for some tag team action.

“Enchanted Isle” hits whilst Primo and Epico make their way to the ring, giving a few high fives to those in the front row as they pass.

2nd Contest
Primo and Epico vs. Prime Time Players

Fast paced action throughout with the early and late advantages going to the Prime Time Players as they look really strong with great chemistry. Titus O’Niel gets the pinfall on Epico after locking in a backbreaker hold that Darren Young followed up with an elbow drop to end the contest.

Winners at 7:01 – Prime Time Players

**Following the tag team action, a vignette plays building up the debut of the Wyatt Family, like the crowd didn’t have enough to be worried about.


Backstage Daniel Bryan is walking with his Tag Team Championship on his shoulder, proudly sporting his shaggy hair and unshaved beard. Soon we see him walk right past the Shield who are congregating along a wall before Roman Reigns speaks up and informs Bryan that he better enjoy his gold while he has it. Bryan fearing no man stands his guard and gets in Reigns face, claiming that if anybody wants his title they will have to pry it out of his cold dead hands.

Before a scuffle can ensue, Brad Maddux casually struts to the 2 superstars and says the world has been waiting for a Roman Reigns singles match and that’s exactly what they will get tonight as he goes one on one with Daniel Bryan. He then mentions Daniel Bryan’s tag team Championship and that by next week he will come up with a way to solve the Raw exclusive championship.

“Let’s Light it up” plays as the always eccentric, AJ Lee hops around the ramp, getting a decent reaction from the crowd.
Next, “Higher” hits as the WWE Diva’s Champion, Kaitlyn, comes out, boasting her championship belt over her right shoulder, while the crowd begins to wonder if there is a correlation between the names of their entrance themes.

3rd Contest
Non-title match
AJ Lee vs. Kaitlyn

A real quick low spot match holding plenty of typical dramatics with AJ Lee taking the win away from the Diva’s Champion following a Shining Wizard, possibly earning her a title shot in the near future.

Winner at 4:01 – AJ Lee

AJ is congratulated by the “Show Off” Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston directly following the match as they raise her hand and she gestures a belt around her waist before kissing Ziggler and departing.


“King of Kings” hits to a chorus of cheers from the East Rutherford, New Jersey fan base. Triple H makes his way sheepishly to the ring as The Game is clearly in pain from last night’s brutally vicious contest with Brock Lesnar. Microphone in hand, he is in a thousand dollar suit and tie as he gracefully marinates in the admiration from the crowd.

Once in the ring, he shows a video of the Game defeating Lesnar the previous night, triumphantly getting the crowd over. Triple H goes on to show all the parts where he destroys Lesnar, practically ignoring that Brock had any offense. After a few minutes of bragging and mocking Lesnar and Paul Heyman, both Heyman and CM Punk come to the stage and begin a battle of the wits against one another, essentially putting ratings through the roof.

Heyman takes the first stride and challenges Triple H to a match against CM Punk, recapping their history and how before Punk’s 434 day WWE Championship run, Triple H got a cheap victory over Punk at Night of Champions in 2011 and he wants his retribution. A few more words are traded before Triple H declares that Punk will have a match tonight, but not against him, it will be against the Big Show. The crowd cheers as we go to a commercial with Punk and Heyman discernibly frustrated.


“Crank it up” plays as the ‘World’s largest athlete’ stomps his way to the ring, while his challenger, CM Punk is already in the ring, testing the ropes out.

4th Contest
CM Punk (with Paul Heyman) vs. The Big Show

To the surprise of many, these two have great chemistry during the match. CM Punk tries taking the Giant down with kicks to the knees and dodging punches, slowly tiring the Big Show. Punk, proving he really fears no man, begins losing his edge after Show connects with a right hand knock-out punch, but slightly missing the jaw and hitting his throat. Punk begins using help from Heyman to get out of the bludgeoning as he distracts the referee enough for Punk to deliver a low blow. With Show groggy, Punk attempts to lift him up for the GTS but can’t manage such a maneuver perceptively due to his wounds received the previous night, so he modifies it into a straight jumping knee to the face. Punk then pins Show for the win as Heyman and Punk taunt a “suck it.”

Winner at 10:01 – CM Punk

After the match, CM Punk jumps on a microphone and calls out Triple H, claiming now that he’s ran and hid behind his power he got to see first-hand what his own fate will be very soon. The crowd jeers at him as Heyman and ‘his guy’ leave.

**Right before the commercial, a vignette plays building up the new General Manager of SmackDown! informing everyone to tune in this Friday night to find out just who is the new General Manager.


‘ChaChaLaLa’ hits as Fandango and his escort, Summer Rae gracefully dance their way to the ring getting the crowd “Fandangoing” as he seems to be heavily influencing the audience, the camera even focuses on JBL pointing his fingers up and giving it a go. Once in the ring the duo give the fans a great show, if this were “So you think you can dance.”

Before the skit takes too long, Antonio Cesaro comes out to semi-heated reaction from the crowd. He makes his way to the ring, hugging his United States Championship all along the way. Cesaro enters the squared circle and gets in Fandango’s face telling him that this isn’t broadway, the two begin to scuffle as the referee calls for the bell.

5th Contest
United States Championship
Antonio Cesaro vs. Fandango

A well worked match on both sides comes to an end after the United States Champion attempts a Cesaro Swing, but Fandango counters by shoving his legs into Cesaro’s chest forcing the US Champ against the ropes only to catch him on his way back looking for a swinging reverse STO. However it is countered by Cesaro, who modifies the Neutralizer and connects.

Winner and STILL United States Champion at 7:01 – Antonio Cesaro

Following the contest, Fandango retreats to Summer Rae as Cesaro congratulates himself inside the ring, recovering his United States Championship. His celebration is short lived as the short tempered Fandango jumps back in the ring and violently assaults Cesaro. After the attack, Fandango and Summer Rae give the crowd what they really want and start ball room dancing as we go to backstage.

Dolph Ziggler is backstage talking to AJ Lee and Big E. Langston, complaining about how he wasn’t even on the show tonight. Ziggler tells them how Raw is going to tank if he isn’t in any matches or even interviewed. He unnecessarily reminds them that he is the Money in the Bank winner and he deserves some if not all of the spotlight. They unanimously agree with Ziggler as they pat him on the back and he declares that next week will be different and he will make a statement.


“Flight of the Valkyries” hits as Daniel Bryan enthusiastically makes his way to the ring, forcing ‘Yes’ chants out of the crowd. Bryan is apparently pumped up for his match-up against Roman Reigns. “Special Ops,” the eerie theme to WWE’s most dangerous stable then plays over the PA as The Shield make their way down from the crowd.

Main Event
Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns (with Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins)

The Monday Night Raw main event sees power versus Texas catch-can wrestling at its best. The two superstars trade momentum throughout the match, but about 12 eye gluing minutes into the match, Bryan begins to wear Roman Reigns down enough to hit the running knee as he then puts on the Yes! Lock. Reigns looks to be tapping out before Rollins and Ambrose interfere and begin picking Bryan apart. The referee has no choice but to call it.

Winner at 13:01 by Disqualification – Daniel Bryan

Following the ringing of the bell, The Shield refuse to stop beating on Daniel Bryan, showing off what numbers can do for a team. Mid-way through the beating, the Big Show runs out from backstage to somewhat even the odds. The brawl inside the ring is chaotic until “If YAAAAA Smell” hits and the WWE Champion sprints down the ramp and cleans house of anyone not affiliated with The Shield. The Hounds of Justice, The Rock included, begin regaining the control of the pandemonium in the ring.

All looks well until out of nowhere the lights go out and it has to be a power outage? Wait no! A gong hits and the crowd erupts as this can only mean one thing. As soon as the second gong hits, the lights flip right back on and the Undertaker is in the center of the ring, staring a hole through the WWE Champion. All members of the Shield gingerly stand guard around the Rock before Daniel Bryan and the Big Show return to the ring. As the numbers, to some extent, even themselves out, The Rock motions for his men to leave. They do as the last thing we see is the Deadman pointing to the Rock’s Championship before slashing his throat and giving the obligatory eye rolling.

---End Show---

Quick Results
-Wade Barrett defeats Kofi Kingston and Joe Hennig to become Number 1 Contender to US Championship
-Prime Time Players defeat Primo and Epico
-AJ Lee defeated Kaitlyn in a non-title match
-CM Punk defeated The Big Show
-Antonio Cesaro defeated Fandango to retain the United States Championship
-Daniel Bryan defeated Roman Reigns by disqualification


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I personally am not a big fan of the Rock of all people being behind The Shield, but holy shit man that promo was something else. Terrific job on that one.

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Great job on building your storylines and the first edition of RAW. I'm going to especially enjoy seeing the Rock and the Undertaker at Backlash :P

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Re: WWE: Through Tragedy and Triumph

Thanks for the comments fella's!

Friday Night SmackDown Preview - April 12, 2013
TG Garden - Boston, Massachusetts

The fallout from WrestleMania 29 begins less than a week after Sports Entertainments biggest event of the year. Alberto Del Rio successfully defended his World Heavyweight Championship against Jack Swagger, who’s next in line for a title shot? Will someone new step up to the plate or does Jack Swagger have some unfinished business?

Kane has become SmackDown! exclusive and so has his half of the WWE Tag Team Championships, will he find a partner? Does he need a partner, how will this situation turn out?

Randy Orton and Sheamus lost to the Shield to open WrestleMania 29, do they now have heat or will they reconcile their differences?

The Miz is the new United States Champion and he has been guaranteed ring time this Friday Night, what does the new champion have to say and who will he defend his championship again?

These are all burning questions, but no question is bigger than who will be the new General Manager of Friday Night SmackDown? You got it, months of hype surrounding the new guy has left us wondering and researching all of the hints, there have been many educated guesses. This Friday Night, to kick off SmackDown, our new General Manager will introduce himself and finally give us all closure.

What does this new General Manager have to offer? What matches will he first make? Can he immediately make an impact? Everything you see here and more! This Friday Night only on SyFy!

Confirmed for SmackDown!
-The Miz defends his United States Championship
-Ryback will face off against Justin Gabriel
-Alberto Del Rio’s celebration

Originally Posted by PWInsider
-This past week on Raw, The Undertaker silently challenged the Rock to his WWE Championship. Triple H has agreed to make the match for Backlash, giving us our first contest of the pay-per-view.

-Raw had its highest rating of year, but that is no surprise as the post-WrestleMania Raw is usually the most watched anyways.

-The new general manager of SmackDown will be announced this Friday and word from corporate is that it should be no big surprise. Expect SmackDown to be immediately shaken up upon his arrival.

-There is no doubt that Vince McMahon loves Alberto Del Rio, but creative loves Jack Swagger and they think continuing Swagger’s and Del Rio’s rivalry will be good for both sides. But it all depends on the ratings to see how far it will go.

-Creative is also considering making Swagger more aggressive and violent to appear as more of a villain.

-At first, splitting the tag team titles up seemed like a good idea, but it could soon change back to appearing on both shows following Backlash.


Originally Posted by Dunmer View Post
The UFC is basically a bunch of jobbers compared to Cena. He beat brock, won matches after getting DDT on concrete, comes back from a life threatening injury in like 2 months, etc. No MMA fighter is as legit as Cena.
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