Originally written April 30, 2013 on Wrestling-Edge.com:
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Live from Columbus, Ohio this is the Raw Deal for episode #1040. Follow me on Twitter @johnreport. Thank you.There was no opening video package this week. Instead, Michael Cole welcomed us to the show saying that Raw was sold out in Columbus, Ohio. The announcers for the show are Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield and Jerry Lawler.Big E Langston (w/Dolph Ziggler & AJ Lee) vs. Zeb Colter (w/Jack Swagger) vs. Ricardo Rodriguez (w/Alberto Del Rio)The winner of this match will allow their ally to pick the stipulation for the triple threat World Title match at Extreme Rules. The match was booked by Teddy Long apparently. Colter was out of the ring while Langston destroyed Rodriguez with multiple backbreakers. Langston was dominating the action early. For a moment he was slowed down, but then he destroyed Rodriguez with a clothesline. Colter hit Rodriguez with some punches. Colter faked a knee injury when Langston looked at him. Rodriguez hit Langston in the back with a bucket while...
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