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WWE: Raw round-up, May 27

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John Cena's rivalry with Ryback continued on Raw (©GettyImages)
John Cena's rivalry with Ryback continued on Raw (©GettyImages).

WWE Raw was aired from CALGARY, Alberta, Canada on Monday night and it ended with quite the battle between Paul Heyman's newest project, Curtis Axel taking on WWE champion, John Cena, who was returning to Raw for the first time since his epic battle against Ryback at Extreme Rules last Sunday.

John Cena responds to Ryback

The show kicked off with the WWE champion John Cena responding to Ryback's offer for them to fight once again at the next Pay-Per-View, Payback.

Ryback initially wanted an ambulance match between the two superstars, but Cena responding by saying 'we shoud go to hell and back for this championship', so the champion changed the stipulation to a three-stages-of-hell match.

This is when the two wrestlers compete in three matches and whoever wins two of them, wins the match.

Cena announced the three matches would be; A Lumberjack Match, a Tables Match and then an Ambulance Match.

Alberto Del Rio beats Big E Langston

The two superstars have been fighting each other for over a week now and the current score was tied 1-1 with both wrestlers picking up a victory each, so this showdown on Raw was the defining match in the series.

Del Rio is the number-one contender for Dolph Ziggler's WWE Heavyweight championship belt, but as 'The Show-off' is currently sidelined with concussion, it has been his partner, Big E, that Del Rio has been wrestling.

With the match coming to it's end, it was in-fact Del Rio who picked up the three-count after he slammed Big E into the exposed turnbuckle after it was in-fact, Big E's partner AJ, who exposed it.

After slamming his head against the turnbuckle, Del Rio then managed to roll-up his opposition and get the three-count.

Dean Ambrose beats Kofi Kingston

The Shield have been taking WWE by storm recently and with all three of them holding championship belts, all of them had matches on Raw on Monday night.

Dean Ambrose took on the man he beat for the US championship, Kofi Kingston and once again he picked up the victory.

After smashing Kofi's face into the steel-steps, he then finished off Kofi by hitting his finisher on him and securing the victory.

The Shield beat Team Hell No

After beating them at Extreme Rules for the Tag Team belts, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins seem to be getting into the minds of Team Hell No, especially Daniel Bryan's as they keep calling him the weak-link in the tag-team.

With the fight well under way, it was Bryan that was producing lethal kicks to both Rollins and Reigns, but it was his anger that eventually lost the former champions the match.

Whilst Kane was in the ring fighting Rollins, he wanted to tag in Bryan, but he was not in the corner as he was attacking Reigns outside and then after the distraction, Rollins kneed Kane in the head to pick up the victory.

Fandango defeated Wade Barrett

After falling out during a tag-team match last week on Raw, the two then met in a singles match, but it didn't really progress because of the interference from special referee, Miz.

After Barrett pushed down Miz, the referee, who was meant to be impartial, then picked himself up and hit his finisher, the skull-crushing finale, and then Fandango rolled over Barrett and picked up the win.

Chris Jericho challenged CM Punk 

Hosting his ever-loved Highlight Reel, Y2J called out Paul Heyman and the host had some serious questions for Heyman especially about his client, CM Punk.

Punk hasn't been seen on Raw or any WWE show since the following Raw after Wrestlemania where he lost to The Undertaker. 

As Jericho was asking the questions to Heyman, the manager kept dodging the questions and refused to speak about Punk and turned the attention to his new client Curtis Axel and his long-serving client Brock Lesnar.

Eventually Y2J got the comments he want as Heyman gave in and spoke about Punk saying he doesn't know why he has left, but insists that he will be back soon.

Heyman then accepted a challenge from Jericho for the two (CM Punk and Chris Jericho) to meet at Payback.

Sheamus & Randy Orton beat Team Rhodes Scholars

Despite announcing their intentions to quit being a tag-team, Cody Rhodes and Damian Sandow have still been performing as a team and this week on Raw they had to face The Celtic Warrior Sheamus and The Viper Randy Orton.

In the end a massive Brogue Kick from Sheamus to Damien Sandow was enough for the Irish-warrior to pick up the victory for himself and Orton.

Curtis Axel beats John Cena

After fighting Triple H on his Raw debut, Axel followed that match up by facing the champions John Cena in the main event in Canada and he eventually picked up the victory as Cena was distracted by an ambulance entering the arena.

Axel looked impressive and put in a great performance against the champion, but his victory was all down to Ryback rather than himself.

With Cena in control of the match, an ambulance entered the arena which lead Cena to leaving the ring and being counted out by the match official for a ten-count.

Cena found himself at the top of the ramp and looking into the ambulance, but he was then jumped from behind by number-one contender Ryback.

The monster then tried to slam Cena through the staging once again, much like he did at Extreme Rules, but the champion managed to reverse the move, but only to be pushed off the stage at the end with Ryback making his escape.

 

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