Brock-y horror show
Vince McMahon was left with a broken hip after a devastating attack from Brock Lesnar on Raw.
Last Updated: 31/01/13 10:29am
The Raw Roulette took place on Monday evening - but come the end of the show it was Vince McMahon that was left spinning.
The WWE chairman handed Paul Heyman a performance review in Las Vegas, following indications that the former ECW head honcho had helped CM Punk win matches via nefarious means.
McMahon produced footage proving that Heyman had employed both The Shield and Brad Maddox to ensure Punk kept hold of his WWE Championship - which the Second City Saint finally relinquished on Sunday after defeat to The Rock at the Royal Rumble.
However, just as McMahon seemed set to bellow his iconic "You're fired" phrase, Brock Lesnar - not seen since his win over Triple H at SummerSlam - strode to the ring and flattened McMahon with a devastating F5, which, as revealed on WWE.com, broke the victim's hip.
Punk, meanwhile, used words to reveal his displeasure at seeing his 434-day reign with the WWE Championship ended by the Rock, calling the WWE Universe "cheap, no good swindlers" and berating The Shield for interfering in his title defence at the Rumble.
The Second City Saint later interrupted The Rock's championship celebration and after his plea for the Brahma Bull to hand back the strap he had "stolen" was dismissed, Punk revealed he would invoke his rematch clause at February's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view.
Royal Rumble winner John Cena will be an interested spectator in that contest after announcing that he will use his guaranteed title shot at WrestleMania to fight for the WWE Championship.
The 12-time world champion defeated Cody Rhodes in singles action on Raw, but then, like a plethora of Superstars before him, felt the force of The Shield, with Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns hitting Cena with their now infamous triple powerbomb.
Raw Roulette meant that matches and challenges were decided by the spin of a wheel and things did not twirl in the favour of World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio, whose Body Slam Challenge against the Big Show descended into chaos.
Del Rio was hit by the World's Largest Athlete's KO punch and then duct-taped to the ring ropes - just as Big Show had been during his Last Man Standing clash with the Mexican at the Rumble.
Elsewhere, Sheamus bested Damien Sandow in a Tables Match; Randy Orton conquered Antonio Cesaro in a bout in which Cesaro's foe, The Miz acted as guest referee; and newcomer Bo Dallas pinned Wade Barrett - the man he expunged from the Rumble on Sunday night.
Chris Jericho and Dolph Ziggler were paired in a Strange Bedfellows Match but were unable to knock off the WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No, while Ryback Shell-Shocked Titus O'Neill and Matt Striker at the culmination of a Make Me Laugh Challenge.
Plus, Brodus Clay and a lingerie-clad Tensai battled in a dance-off and Divas Champion Kaitlyn's bout with Tamina Snuka ended in a no-contest after the Lumberjills, dressed as Vegas Showgirls, interfered.
For more on all these stories, head to WWE.com and then tune into WWE Smackdown, 10pm, Friday, Sky Sports 2 HD.