In a heated verbal exchange, John Cena and The Rock go face-to-face one final time before their Once in a Lifetime Match at WrestleMania XXVIII.02/12/2018 - 19:15
WWE Raw SuperShow results: John Cena, The Rock hold nothing back before WrestleMania
World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan and Kane def. Randy Orton and Sheamus
ATLANTA – We're just six days away from WrestleMania XXVIII and tensions were riding high on Raw SuperShow as the competitors prepare to battle at The Show of Shows. What did John Cena and The Rock say to each other in their final face-to-face encounter before their "Once in a Lifetime" match? Did Chris Jericho have any other personal attacks planned for WWE Champion CM Punk? Find out in our complete Raw SuperShow results below, and check out exclusive photos and videos of all the action at Philips Arena.
Daniel Bryan and Kane def. Randy Orton and Sheamus
World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan and Kane made big statements in a Tag Team Match with WrestleMania implications. The duo of Bryan and Kane looked impressive in defeating Sheamus and Randy Orton, as Bryan wore down The Great White with punishing kicks and Kane inflicted some painful strikes on The Viper. ( PHOTOS | VIDEO)
But it was some timely distraction from Bryan's girlfriend, AJ, which ultimately threw Sheamus off his game when he tried to deliver a Brogue Kick, and allowed Bryan to capitalize for the pinfall following a chokeslam from Kane on The Great White.
Will Orton and Sheamus be able to get retribution and win when it matters most in Miami?
United States Champion Santino Marella def. David Otunga; The Miz named to Team Johnny
Before the match, announcers Michael Cole and Booker T made their allegiances clear for the battle between Team Johnny and Team Teddy, with Cole introducing Interim Raw GM John Laurinaitis and Booker T siding with SmackDown GM Teddy Long. David Otunga took early control of the match and did some bragging mid-match by waving the Team Johnny Flag, before Hornswoggle interfered provided the perfect opening for Santino to strike with The Cobra. ( PHOTOS | VIDEO)
After the contest, Santino got on all fours as Long pushed Laurinaitis over him. As Laurinaitis steamed, The Miz ran out to seize the opportunity to stick up for the Interim Raw GM and hit the Skull Crushing Finale on Santino. Clearly impressed by The Awesome One's defense, Laurinaitis named The Miz as the final member of Team Johnny at WrestleMania XXVIII. The Miz is going to WrestleMania, after all!
Kelly Kelly def. Eve
It looks like Eve has a new best friend – one that's toting some championship gold over her shoulder. Divas Champion Beth Phoenix proudly accompanied Eve to the ring for her match with Kelly Kelly -- a prelude to the Tag Team Match that will take place on April 1 between Kelly and "Extra" host Maria Menounos against Eve and Beth. ( PHOTOS | VIDEO)
Perhaps brimming with a little too much confidence, Eve missed the mark with her signature moonsault from the top rope and Kelly Kelly took advantage for the victory. You can bet it'll be a tougher challenge once the Divas Champion is awaiting the tag in Eve's corner at WrestleMania.
WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Christian ended in a No Contest
Just when you thought CM Punk's rivalry with Chris Jericho couldn't get any more personal, Jericho makes sure it does. Before Punk squared off with Christian, The Straight Edge Superstar got another heated video message from Jericho, who appeared live via satellite on the TitanTron. Jericho proceeded to make personal remarks about Punk's birth, alleging that it occurred before his parents' wedding date, and claiming that makes Punk "the legal definition of a bastard." ( PHOTOS | VIDEO)
Christian tried to make a surprise attack on Punk from behind, but it was the enraged WWE Champion who quickly took out his aggression on Captain Charisma. Punk had to be separated by WWE officials after he repeatedly smashed Christian into the announce table, then refused to let go of the painful Anaconda Vise. It's become very apparent that Jericho has gotten inside Punk's head. The question is whether or not it will work to Jericho's benefit for their "Best in the World" clash at WrestleMania. (VIDEO: Punk responds to what Jericho said about his mother)
UPDATE: Christian re-aggravated his neck injury due to Punk's attack, and has been ruled medically unable to compete at WrestleMania. ( FULL STORY)
Brodus Clay def. Curt Hawkins
The funk train keeps on rolling!
Big Show def. WWE Tag Team Champion Primo
Big Show didn't waste any time dealing with the much smaller Primo. The World's Largest Athlete laid out one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions with a crushing chokeslam, and then delivered a chokeslam to his partner Epico for good measure. ( PHOTOS | VIDEO)
After the match, Cody Rhodes again mocked Big Show, who tried to go after the Intercontinental Champion as soon as he appeared on the entrance way. Cody claimed that Big Show will be the "biggest fool" on April Fool's Day – the same date as WrestleMania XXVIII. We'll soon find out if Rhodes is able to back up all the trash talking he's done over the past few weeks.
Another vignette showing the mysterious Lord Tensai aired
The WWE Universe got another glimpse of Lord Tensai in a second vignette -- this one including Japanese phrases scattered throughout. More questions are left unanswered, but it'll certainly be interesting to see if additional clues are revealed in weeks to come. ( VIDEO)
Mark Henry def. The Great Khali; Booker T named to Team Teddy
It's no wonder he's known as The World's Strongest Man. Team Johnny member Mark Henry overpowered Team Teddy member The Great Khali with a major exclamation point – a remarkable World's Strongest Slam on The Punjabi Giant. ( PHOTOS | VIDEO)
Henry didn't stop there, though. The mighty Superstar prepared to pancake SmackDown GM Teddy Long before the other members of Team Teddy interfered, and Team Johnny wasn't far behind as the two squads engaged in an all-out brawl. Right as Henry was about to drop Long with the World's Strongest Slam, Booker T made the surprise save. Long then thanked Booker by offering him the final spot on Team Teddy at WrestleMania. Booker accepted the invite with a smile – and a Spinaroonie!
The Rock and John Cena had their final face-off before WrestleMania
Keeping with his theme of history lessons, The Rock took the Atlanta crowd down memory lane and reminded them of his electrifying appearance at WrestleMania XXVII in the Georgia Dome one year ago. The Great One said there's only one man that the millions – and millions – wanted him to face at WrestleMania, and that's John Cena. It wouldn't take long for his WrestleMania opponent to interrupt, as Cena came out to the ring to stop The Rock before he got any further with his verbal assault. ( PHOTOS | WATCH PART 1 OF CONFRONTATION | WATCH PART 2)
Cena noted The Rock is great at talking trash, but he definitely isn't the first to do so, and that every time someone tries to rip the leader of Cenation, he rises above the hate – and wins. Cena also pointed out that he's been an active member of WWE longer than The Rock, and unlike The Great One, he's stuck with WWE in both good times and bad. The Champ said the WWE Universe knows that he has to win, because for him this is much more than just a match – it's his entire life.
The Rock answered by explaining why he needs to win, and that he's driven by the potential of cementing his legacy as the greatest WWE Superstar of all time if he can defeat Cena at WrestleMania, adding to his past 'Mania victories over Hulk Hogan and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. On a personal level, The People's Champion said he just doesn't like Cena and promised him the ass-kicking of a lifetime. Cena closed with some final heated words before dropping the mic as the two rivals exchanged intense staredowns just inches apart.
Come April 1, there will be nothing to stop Cena and The Rock from getting at each other's throats.