|Monday Night RAW|
|Date||March 4, 2013|
|Venue||First Niagara Center|
|City||Buffalo, New York|
|Previous episode||February 25, 2013|
|Next episode||March 11, 2013|
Episode summary Edit
It just goes to show, things tend to go better with the limousine-ridin’, jet-flyin’, kiss-stealin’, wheelin’, dealin’, son of a gun Ric Flair in your corner. It’s a lesson Dolph Ziggler learned to his detriment when he squared off against The Miz, who summoned “The Nature Boy” to his corner before their contest could begin and fed off the 16-time World Champion’s positive mojo. Although Ziggler briefly appeared to turn the tide with the help of AJ Lee and Big E Langston, The Awesome One channeled his mentor in the match’s deciding moments, twisting Ziggler into the Figure-Four Leglock and forcing him to tap. WOO!!!!
Give 3MB some props for attracting a big fourth name for their band: Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal & Drew McIntyre rolled into Buffalo with The Honky Tonk Man himself in their corner for their tag-team bout against Brodus Clay & Tensai. The collaboration seemed like a match made in heaven, but even the longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion of all time didn’t strike the rakish rockers as appropriate backup. They could have used him, all things considered, as Tensai put the bout to a quick end with a rollup of Drew McIntyre. And when Slater had the temerity to throw shade at Honky Tonk, the Legend played a tune of his own on Slater by bashing him over the head with his six-string (#ElKabong) and joining in on the post-bout boogie with Brodus and Tensai to boot.
Oh, you didn’t know? Can’t have an “Old School” Raw without the punkish personification of The Attitude Era, and The New Age Outlaws’ impromptu reunion provided the WWE Universe with a thrilling blast from the past when they notched a win over Primo & Epico. Both “Road Dogg” Jesse James and “Badd Ass” Billy Gunn looked like they hadn’t lost a step since they last teamed up on Raw 13 years ago. The iconic duo brought the Universe to its feet as they shook, rattled and rolled their way to victory over the former WWE Tag Team Champions, with Gunn executing the Famouser on Primo to seal the deal. Some things never get old, WWE Universe. This is one of those things.
- Singles Match: The Miz (w/ Ric Flair) defeated Dolph Ziggler (w/ AJ Lee & Big E. Langston) (10:05)
- Tag Team Match: Brodus Clay & Tensai (w/ Cameron, Naomi & The Honky Tonk Man) defeated 3MB (Drew McIntyre & Heath Slater) (w/ Jinder Mahal (0:24)
- Tag Team Match: The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn & Road Dogg) defeated Epico & Primo (w/ Rosa Mendes) (2:40)