WWE Raw Comes to the Verizon Center

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Fresh off one of the best WrestleMania events in recent memory, the WWE Superstars invaded a packed Verizon Center last night for their weekly RAW Supershow. The boisterous crowd was on their game, filling the air with several “yes! yes! yes!” chants (for Daniel Bryan) and dueling “let’s go Cena” “Cena sucks” cheers.

The action in the squared circle was all top notch. Among the more notable matches, “Funkasaurus” Broadus Clay and Santino Morrella defeated Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger, Mark Henry won against CM Punk after Punk hit him with a TV monitor (followed up by Chris Jericho pouring two cases of Baltimore’s finest, Natty Boh, over Punk’s head), Alberto Del Rio made quick work of Long Island’s own Zack Ryder, R-Truth beat Cody Rhodes after a Big Show distraction, and John Cena beat David Otunga with his Five Moves of Doom.

There were, however, several notable omissions from the card tonight. Mid-card wrestler, and Fairfax VA native, Alex Riley did not wrestle. Neither did fan favorites “Great White Hope” Seamus nor recent Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan, but the crowd did not seem to go home unhappy.

The next announced date for a WWE event at the Verizon Center is another RAW episode on December 29th, but traditionally there is usually a Pay-Per-View event in DC during the summer.

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Addison is a fourth generation Washingtonian, actually born and raised within city limits of DC. He currently resides in Arlington and works in DC as a government lackey. Addison can be reached at addison (at) welovedc.com

3 thoughts on “WWE Raw Comes to the Verizon Center

  1. What are you talking about that crowd was awful and ruined the show for tv viewers! Too many pg audience members unless wwe edited the audio, dc is one of the worst crowds of all time like Miami was the best of all time!