New Paul Heyman guy Cesaro def. Big Show by Disqualification due to the attack on Cesaro by his former teammate Jack Swagger.

Ryback & Curtis Axel def. Los Matadores.

Rob Van Dam def. Damien Sandow.

Bad News Barrett def. Kofi Kingston.

Fandango def. Santino Marella.

Daniel Bryan & The Usos def. Randy Orton, Batista & Kane.

2013 WWE Slammy Awards


Tonight on Monday Night RAW, the 2013 Slammy Awards were presented. But not only that, but it also foreshadowed the big changes that could be coming down the pipe for the WWE.

I’ll get to that later. First, the results of the Slammy Awards. One key point here, the winners of all of these awards were decided by the fans through a poll taken on the WWE mobile application.

LOL Moment of the Year
The Rock Concert on January 24. The Rock sings a humorous song directed at Smackdown GM Vickie Guerrero

Double Cross of the Year
Shawn Michaels gives Daniel Bryan a superkick during the WWE Championship match at Hell in a Cell.

Diva of the Year
The Bella Twins
Here is one that I have to comment on. How can 2 people be the Diva (singular) of the Year?

Fan Participation of the Year
Yes! Yes! Yes! chant for Daniel Bryan

Superstar of the Year
Daniel Bryan

Insult of the Year
Stephanie McMahon insults Big Show

Extreme Moment of the Year
CM Punk exacts revenge on Paul Heyman at Hell in a Cell

Match of the Year
John Cena vs The Rock at Wrestlemania 29.

Here are the results that were not aired on Monday Night RAW:

What a Maneuver of the Year
Roman Reigns’ Spear

Faction of the Year
The Shield Boo!

You Still Got It of the Year (Best Superstar Return)

Couple of the Year
Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella

Tag Team of the Year
Cody Rhodes and Goldust

Feat of Strength of the Year
Mark Henry pulls 2 trucks with his bare hands.

Say What Quote of the Year
“One stipulation. I’m in my boys’ corner and I’ll be your huckleberry pie all night long.” Dusty Rhodes

Best Dance Moves of the Year
The Funkadactyls

Favorite Web Show of the Year
The JBL and Cole Show

Best Crowd of the Year
RAW after Wrestlemania 29 in East Rutherford, New Jersey

Hashtag of the Year

Catchphrase of the Year
Yes! Yes! Yes! – Daniel Bryan

This is Awesome Moment of the Year
Big Show knocks out Triple H on RAW

Breakout Star of the Year
The Shield

Bear of the Year
Daniel Bryan

Okay, now on to what happened at the end of tonight’s Monday Night RAW during the Ascension Ceremony. This was a ceremony where Triple H was discussing the upcoming world-shattering title match that is planned for this Sunday’s Table, Ladders, and Chairs match. The match that will unify the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship.

First, current WWE Champion Randy Orton said his bit, showing off his arrogance. Then, John Cena, currrent World Heavyweight Champion said his peace after which offered out his hand to wish his opponent good luck.

The two shook hands briefly until Orton sucker punched Cena. There was a very brief fight between the two before the various superstars that were in the ring at the time broke them up.

A bigger brawl ensues when the following chain of events takes place…

(1) Randy Orton slaps CM Punk
(2) CM Punk doesn’t like that too much so he begins attacking Randy Orton
(3) Triple H comes to Orton’s rescue and throws Punk violently to the ground.
(4) CM Punk gets back up and attacks Triple H.
(5) Shawn Michaels interferes and lays a superkick on CM Punk knocking him out.
(6) Daniel Bryan comes from behind Michaels and gives him a flying knee, knocking him down.
(7) Randy Orton runs at Daniel Bryan and attempts an RKO but Bryan counters and throws him across the ring.
(8) During Orton’s trip across the ring, he runs into Stephanie McMahon, sending her to the mat.
(9) An angry Triple H, grabs Randy Orton and gives him a pedigree.

During the attack of Orton by Triple H, John Cena is seen, along with Kane, attending to Stephanie. After Orton is taken out by Triple H, he and the others help Stephanie up and the last frame of the show seen is Triple H, Stephanie, Kane and John Cena standing together.

Could this mean an alliance between Cena and the Authority?

Does this foreshadow who will win the unified championship at TLC on Dec 15 in Houston Texas. I guess we will find out on Sunday.

[Editor’s Note: This is my own personal opinion. I do not believe that the championships should be unified. The WWE, in my opinion, is making a huge mistake by slapping in the face decades of wrestling history by eliminating either of these titles. – Steve]

Unified WWE Champion?

The WWE recently announced that it would unify its WWE Championship and its World Heavyweight Championship.

The winner will be decided between current WWE Champion Randy Orton and current World Heavyweight Champion John Cena at the Tables, Ladders, and Chairs Pay-Per-View event on December 15 in Houston, Texas.

Around the Ring has a poll posted on the upper right-hand corner of this blog to ask whether you, the wrestling fan, approve of this decision.


Go vote!

WWE Survivor Series 2013 Results



The 2013 edition of Survivor Series took place on November 24 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Here are the results of the matches that transpired that evening:

  • The Shield & The Real Americans def. The Rhodes Brothers, The Usos, and Rey Mysterio.
  • Big E Langton def. Curtis Axel
  • Team Total Divas def. Team True Divas
  • Mark Henry def. Ryback
  • John Cena def. Alberto del Rio
  • CM Punk & Daniel Bryan def. The Wyatt Family
  • Randy Orton def. The Big Show
  • Roman Reigns of The Shield was the last man standing in the Survivor Series Elimination Match
  • Natalya and Nikki Bella were the last divas standings in the Divas Survivor Series Elimination Match

WWE Hell in a Cell 2013 Results


Ok, getting these to you kind of late but hey, better late than never right? Maybe?

This year’s Hell in a Cell, which is the 5th Annual Hell in a Cell, took place in Miami, Florida. Here are the results:

  • CM Punk def Ryback & Paul Heyman
  • Cody Rhodes & Goldust def The Shield & The Usos to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship
  • Big E Langston def Dean Ambrose
  • Fandango & Summer def The Great Khali & Natalya
  • AJ Lee def Brie Bella to retain the Divas Championship
  • John Cena def Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship
  • Randy Orton def Daniel Bryan to capture the WWE Championship


WWE Night of Champions 2013 Results


These are the results for WWE’s Night of Champions that was held on Sunday, September 15, 2013:

Curtis Axel def. Kofi Kingston to retain the Intercontinental Championship.

AJ Lee def. Natalya, Naomi, and Brie Bella in a Fatal 4-Way Match to retain the Divas Championship.

Rob Van Dam def. Alberto Del Rio (the current Heavyweight Champion) by disqualification.

The Miz def. Fandango

Paul Heyman & Curtis Axel def. CM Punk in a No Disqualification Handicap Elimination Match. CM Punk was def. due to the intervention of Ryback.

Deam Ambrose def. Dolph Ziggler to retain the United States Championship.

Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns def. The Prime Time Players to retain their WWE Tag Team Championship.

Daniel Bryan def. Randy Orton and took the WWE Championship. Although on Monday Night RAW WWE COO took the belt away from Bryan due to the alleged fast count in this match. The WWE championship is currently being held in abeyance.