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The Day After Raw: Your Tweets for June 19, 2012
Raw SuperShow was a hit in multiple senses of the word this week, from the gold-plated beatdown guest host Cyndi Lauper gave to Heath Slater, to the whomping from John Cena that put "People Power" in its permanent grave, to AJ's latest, mind-boggling display of craziness (we think ... it's kind of hard to tell with her). And as always, where Raw delivered the twists and turns, the WWE Universe was there every step of the way to add their opinions into the mix on Twitter. So, from potential GMs to that ever-present love for crazy chicks, here are your tweets for The Day After Raw.
A smashing guest host
Guest host Cyndi Lauper showed her, ahem, true colors on a Raw reunion with Wendi Richter and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper after Heath Slater interrupted the powwow to debut his earsplitting debut single. Lauper, never one to take offense lying down, quickly validated her WWE street cred by bashing The One Man Southern Rock Band over the head with a gold record Piper had just presented her, thereby giving Slater (wait for it) his biggest smash hit to date. We'll be here all week.
@smFISHMAN: Cyndi Lauper is hardcore. #WWE #Raw
@LyndseyLuke: Heath Slater got #SheBopped #Epic #RAW
@DragonSagaWE: I'M THE ONE MAN BAND, HOLD MY HAND; Heath Slater has won me over, that was friggin awesome, and God bless @R_Roddy_Piper #RAW
@OfficialCenafan: One man Rock band baby. Heath Slater = ratings. #BRO @WWE
@LadyLala219: Wendy Richter, the ORIGINAL chick from Wendy's, not Heath Slater #WWE #Raw
@Niquilibrium: @WWEUniverse Heath Slater = Pinata of the legends. #WWE #RAW
@yvalarevolution: Cyndi Lauper on #raw made my night. Srsly.
@Kerri_Starr94: I'm now gonna be singing "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper the rest of the night. :D Thank you, @WWE #RAW
@FPOFrankieCorso: Time for @R_Roddy_Piper and Cyndi Lauper. Brings back many memories @WWE @WWEUniverse #RAW
@aj0314: Heath Slater. His mom should be proud. #WWE #RAW
The Devil's Favorite Diva
We've already outlined how chicks dig the mask, but AJ took the craziness to another level last night by prancing around the ring in her very own facsimile of The Big Red Monster's headgear, again distracting Kane enough that he lost focus on the match at hand, leaving his tag partner Daniel Bryan to be dispatched by the twin blows of a Go to Sleep and a Brogue Kick in their match against WWE Champion CM Punk & World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus. Has AJ finally picked a potential suitor in this bizarre love quadrangle? Or is she using Kane as part of a bigger plan? Hmmm ...
@Thonederdome: Why is AJ acting like Harley Quinn? #SomeWomenWantToWatchTheWorldBurn #MrJ #wwe #RAW
@cenaCeNation201: Punk and Sheamus win -.- AJ, I'm sorry you're insane #Raw
@G_Moniy: AJ is the best Diva lmao she has Kane mystified #Raw
@iamlegend204: So is AJ now officially a Kaneinite? @WWE #Raw
@JP_Goddard: Am I the only person that sees that AJ is running a game for CM Punk with taunting Kane - she has cost him two matches so far! #WWE #Raw
@TheJuiceee: AJ looking like Harley Quinn...my life is almost complete. #RAW
@RayNankumar: Wth! AJ kane version :o #WWE #Raw
@SamanthaHarmon1: Ha that was great, loved that outfit. I'm definitely an AJ fan now. #raw
@captain_narava: That AJ is 50 shades of cray #RAW
@xRuthStarx: Haha, at AJ Lee in Kane Attire..Is Kane actually gone find happiness, every woman he's ever liked, has turned on him..poor guy.. #RAW
Pour one out for "People Power"
Yes, John Laurinaitis was fired as of last night, but leave it to Mr. Excitement to finagle one final main event match out of "People Power." The controversial movement indeed went out with a bang, though not quite the one Big Johnny hoped for. A planned 3-on-1 Handicap Match teaming Laurinaitis with David Otunga and Big Show against John Cena went south fast when Show and Otunga left Big Johnny high and dry to face the thunderous assault of the Cenation leader. Three AA's and an STF later, and Mr. John Laurinaitis was officially future-endeavored. It's safe to say most of you were very happy about this.
@W_A_M_P: Goodbye People Power! Goodbye John Laurinaitis! It's about time :D #WWE #raw
@RandomG56566164: And People Power has just turned to Dust. Goodbye Laurinaitis and Hello Foley! #Raw
@politics011: @FearlessRiOT John Laurinaitis is GONE! YES! YES! YES! YES! :) #RAW #NoMorePeoplePower
@SolidNinjaSnake: Bye Mr. John Laurinaitis... =( #RAW #WWE
@themoe85: John Laurinaitis era is over woo yes love it. #wwe #raw
@artsap6: Laurinaitis should have received 581.986 Attitude Adjustments! @WWEUniverse #RAW
@theMuh: In the words of one of @ZackRyder's favorite boy band songs, John Laurinaitis, I bid you "Bye Bye Bye". #Raw #WWWYKI
@ttte2010: I'm trying to feel sorry for John Laurinaitis but... I just can't :P #WWE #Raw @WWE
@FutureDiva143: #RAW tonight was awesome. Glad Cena got the win against John Laurinaitis. DEUCES #PeoplePower (: #CeNation
@RebelSen: Teddy Long should have slapped John Laurinaitis one last time #raw
The Best of the Rest
With Big Johnny gone the way of so many other future-endeavored Superstars, it's safe to say the biggest question on the WWE Universe's mind (apart from a few, er, unprintable "Where's Zack Ryder?" tweets) was who would succeed Laurinaitis as the permanent GM of Raw and SmackDown. Even CM Punk had an opinion on this one. Elsewhere, Dolph Ziggler seemed to finally get his foot in the singles scene (not like that, ladies), and Paul Heyman courted controversy with a bilious rant against The King of Kings, Triple H. Here's the best of the rest.
@MarkinOut: Retweet this if YOU want Mick Foley to remain as General Manager. #WWE #RAW #FoleyIsGood
@WWE_HEEL90: Paul Heyman should be the GM of #RAW and #smackdown #HeymanHustle4GM
@CMPunk: Had a blast with @jimmyfallon He should be the #RAW GM.
@superfurry316: #WWE should introduce the Prime Time Players as "weighing in at millions of dollars" #RAW
@mcknightlm: We saw Hunter, Heyman, Foley, AND Piper?! That's so much excitement in one night! #RAW
@TerrettaTCW: Where can i buy a Daniel Bryan jacket?? #yes #RAW
@insanewanderer: Mick Foley for president #wwe #raw
@James1o1o: Heath Slater and Ziggler the best things on #raw at the moment.
@AvaQuaver: It's a shame there was no Zack Ryder. #Raw
@IAmAlverez: CM Punk vs Daniel Bryan has to be a future wrestlemania match #Raw