The following are the results of the March 4th, “Old School” edition of WWE Raw, taking place at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. All of the “Old School” features are in effect tonight including the red, white and blue ring ropes, the blue steel steps and blue mats outside the ring, and all the graphics.
The gong of The Undertaker opens up WWE Raw tonight, and “The Dead Man” walks out to the entrance way. On the big screen above him flashes the WrestleMania 29 graphic; The Undertaker will wrestle again and defend his WrestleMania streak.
In Ring Segment
CM Punk with Paul Heyman make their way to the ring, and Punk quickly points out that he should be “main eventing WrestleMania.” He should still be the WWE champion, and his consecutive days as champion should still be going on. Punk challenges The Undertaker at WrestleMania 29, and his purpose will now be to end his streak.
Randy Orton’s music hits, and he is walking down to the ring. He says that he came very close to beating The Undertaker 8 years ago at WrestleMania. He was a rookie then, but is now the “Apex Predator,” and he wants to face The Undertaker again at WrestleMania.
The Big Show throws his name into the ring, and says he now has what it takes to beat the steak. His KO punch can defeat The Undertaker. Sheamus comes out, and with the “luck of the Irish” he too can beat The Undertaker.
Raw GM Vickie Guerrero now comes out to restore order. She says the person who ends Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak will forever cement their name into the history books. She says that tonight there will be a Fatal 4 Way match between CM Punk, Randy Orton, The Big Show and Sheamus. The winner of this match tonight, will be the one to challenge The Undertaker at WrestleMania 29.
Ryback defeated Antonio Cesaro by pin fall with the Shell Shock. After the match, Ryback is walking towards the locker room, when Mark Henry’s music hits. The two pause and have a stare down, but they continue on their way.
Mark Henry defeated Zack Ryder by pin fall with the World’s Strongest Slam.
A Fandango promo video is shown, and at the end, the video says that he will “premiere” tonight.
The Miz introduces his mentor, The Nature Boy Ric Flair prior to his match.
The Miz (w/Ric Flair) defeated Dolph Ziggler (w/AJ and Big E. Langston) by submission with the Figure 4 Leg Lock. After the match, we got classic Ric Flair, with all the strutting and elbow drops.
In Ring Segment
WWE Champion The Rock and his WrestleMania 29 challenger John Cena take part in a “Point/Counterpoint” debate. Cena discusses how much the loss at last year’s WrestleMania against The Rock affected him both personally and professionally. He says it wasn’t a coincidence that he won the Royal Rumble match and defeated CM Punk for the first time last week. That’s how bad he wants to face The Rock again at WrestleMania.
The Rock tells Cena that the truth is, there is no one he would rather face at WrestleMania. Rock goes on to say that no one in the locker room possesses the heart, passion and determination of John Cena, except The Rock. Unlike last years road to WrestleMania, The Rock is more respectful of John Cena this time around.
The segment ends with The Rock stating the difference between the two is that Cena “thinks” he can beat him, but The Rock “knows” he can beat Cena. And in a very serious tone, “If you smell, what The Rock is cooking.”
Jack Swagger (w/Zeb Colter) and Hacksaw Jim Duggan (w/Sgt. Slaughter and Dusty Rhodes) ends in a “No Contest.” Swagger beat down the “American Legends” with Duggan’s 2X4.
After the commercial break, Swagger and Colter are in the back, and Josh Matthews tries to ask a question, but Swagger is attacked by Alberto Del Rio. A bunch of refs are in the back to separate the two.
Tag Team Match
Team Hell No defeated The Prime Time Players by pin fall with a Choke Slam by Kane to Darren Young. After the match, the Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase, who was at ringside, stuffed a $100 bill in Young’s mouth. It was later removed by Daniel Bryan, who kept the $100.
Tag Team Match
Brodus Clay and Tensai defeated 3MB by pin fall. After the match, The Honky Tonk Man hits Heath Slater with a classic guitar shot to the head.
Fandango was supposed to compete against Kofi Kingston, however ring announcer Justin Roberts did not properly introduce Faaaaandaaaaaango. His debut is postponed once again.
In Ring Segment
Triple H addresses Brock Lesnar, and their brawl from last week in which Lesnar needed 12 staples to his head to close a wound. He puts the challenge out there to face him at WrestleMania.
The Shield address The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania, and the Fatal 4 Way match later tonight. They have unfinished business with Randy Orton, Sheamus and The Big Show from last Friday’s WWE SmackDown. They’ll be watching the match later tonight.
Alberto Del Rio (w/Riccardo Rodriguez) defeated Wade Barrett by submission with the Cross Arm Breaker.
Tag Team Match
The New Age Outlaws defeated Primo and Epico (w/Rosa Mendes) by pin fall. The New Age Outlaws cut their usual in ring promo before the match, and the crowd was chanting “You still got it” during the match.
Mae Young Birthday Celebration
Mean Gene Okerland is announced and he makes his way out to the entrance way. Many WWE superstars are there, and Mean Gene brings Mae Young out who is celebrating her 90th birthday. The divas walk Mae out for her celebration, but CM Punk’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring for the Fatal 4 Way match.
Fatal 4 Way Match–Winner Faces The Undertaker At WrestleMania 29
CM Punk defeated Randy Orton, The Big Show and Sheamus to move on and face The Undertaker at WrestleMania. The ending of the match saw Sheamus give the Brogue Kick to The Big Show, who landed on the outside of the ring. Sheamus than gets hit with the RKO by Randy Orton, but when Orton turned around, he was hit with a kick to the head by CM Punk followed by the GTS for the pin fall. The Undertaker’s music hits, the lights dimmed, and he and Punk stare each other down to end the show.