New Heyman Guy
Michael McGillicutty returned on this week’s RAW as the newest client of Paul Heyman. Heyman called it a moment that we will look back on in 10 years. His new ring name is Curtis Axel, which pays homage to Larry “The Ax” Hennig and Curt Hennig. Larry was his grandfather while Curt was his father.
Rey Mysterio Undergoing Another Minor Surgery
Rey Mysterio posted the following to Twitter, revealing that he is set to undergo another minor surgery and is aiming for an August return. Rey took a flight out of San Diego, CA Sunday night and saw Dr. James Andrews on Monday afternoon
Rey has been out of action since he took time off in December for a family issue. He tweeted:
“Great news today with Doc Andrews! Revisit on the 19th of June for a minor procedure and still trying to b back in the ring by late August!”
Should know more by my Nxt visit! I LUV to all & again THX for all the Prayers & Luv! blessings! back to the 619!
Ambulance Match Added To WWE Payback
It was announced on RAW this week that WWE Champion John Cena will face Ryback at WWE’s Payback pay-per-view on June 16th, 2013. The two will square off in a rematch from Extreme Rules and this time it’ll be an “Ambulance Match”.
WWE Main Event & SmackDown Main Events Revealed
Dean Ambrose vs. Kofi Kingston is confirmed for this week’s WWESmackDown broadcast.
Sin Cara vs. Wade Barrett will headline this week’s WWE Main Event broadcast.
Both matches will be taped on Tuesday night at the WWE SmackDown and Main Event tapings.
What Happened After RAW
After this week’s WWE RAW broadcast went off the air, Triple H slowly made his way to the back after trainers looked at him for awhile. He told the trainers the only thing he remembered was his entrance. When he was asked what day it was, he didn’t answer. Again, this is all part of an angle and he is not injured. Footage will likely air via WWE.com. After Triple Hmade his way to the back, it was time for the post-show dark match.
John Cena, who wasn’t featured on the live show, came out and tagged with Alberto Del Rio to face Ryback and Jack Swagger.
Cena wound up hitting an FU/Attitude Adjustment and pinned Jack Swagger to send the kiddies home happy.
After Raw Footage
The footage can be viewed on WWE’s website HERE at WWE.com
Update & Plans For The Triple H Storyline
Last night’s angle with Triple H to end RAW was the beginning of a concussion angle. At this time, the plan is to keep Triple H off TV for a while, and when he returns the McMahon family (Stephanie and Vince) will try and convince Triple H that he should not wrestle again.
WWE.com has some post RAW video up on the site, showing Triple Hundergoing a memory test, selling the idea that he had a concussion from Extreme Rules. During the test, he was asked whether he could remember McGillicutty’s new name, which he could not. He also “only remembered” making his entrance, but not the actual match.
You can check out the video at this link.
Numerous Talents Praise Curt Axel’s RAW ‘Debut’
Here are Paul Heyman, Chris Jericho and others commenting on the debut of Curtis Axel on RAW last night…
Chris Jericho: Proud & excited for the debut of #CurtisAxel! He’s been waitin for this his whole life. Somewhere Mr Perfect is smiling his mischievous grin
Mick Foley: I think @RealCurtisAxel has a real shot at getting over. Otherwise, the master (@HeymanHustle) wouldn’t be guiding him
Lance Storm: Anyone who thinks Curt Axel as new @HeymanHustle guy is a miss, doesn’t understand building to the future. #RAW
Dolph Ziggler: genuinely proud of @WWEMcGillicutty. go get em, kid! (curt axel)
Paul Heyman: I always wanted to manage @RealCurtisAxel’s father. A better-than-Perfect debut tonight! @WWE #RAW
LAWLER ISSUES APOLOGY TO TRIPLE H
Jerry Lawler wrote the following on Twitter in regard to theorizing Triple H may have suffered a stroke during the angle that closed Raw last night:
“I want to apologize to Triple H and his family for insinuating that he may have had a stroke. I know firsthand how upsetting it could be.”