WWE RAW Results – 6/25/12
We begin with Daniel Bryan’s comments about AJ would be the problem for CM Punk and Kane going into No Way Out. We see footage of AJ’s questionable behavior. What was with AJ’s look back at CM Punk at No Way Out? What about AJ’s Kane costume from last week.
AJ is in the back and she has something to say. She tells Daniel that even if he doesn’t want to show it, he still has feelings for her. They have to drift apart. She tells Kane that she loses all of her inhibitions when she sees him and she wants to get wild. We know that he is not a man, but a monster. She tells CM Punk that she thinks of them as soulmates, but she doesn’t think that he thinks what she thinks he is thinking. She tells Punk that it is best if they all go their separate ways.
The camera moves and we see that AJ is talking to a mirror.
We are live from Fort Wayne, Indiana and your announcers are Michael ‘Who can I suck up to this week who won’t be back next week’ Cole and Jerry ‘Do you think they remember there is a pay per view coming up’ Lawler.
Since John Laurinaitis cannot ban Brodus Clay any more, we will see Brodus face Big Show tonight.
John Cena has a huge announcement for later tonight.
Vickie Guerrero comes out and she throws out a flurry of Excuse Mes. She reminds everyone that the Board of Directors has named her interim General Manager of Raw and Smackdown this week. Based on her track record, in no time, she will become the permanent General Manager of Raw and Smackdown in four weeks on the 1000th episode of Raw.
Vickie says that she will bring us a great show.
Match Number One: Daniel Bryan versus Kane versus CM Punk in a Three Way Dance
Punk goes after Kane and then Bryan does the same but Kane sends them to the mat. Kane with a slam to Bryan followed by an uppercut to Punk and a back elbow. Bryan clips Kane but Kane stays on his feet. Bryan with yes kicks to the leg and Punk with kicks of his own.
Bryan with a rollup on Punk while Kane rolls to the floor. They lock up again and Punk with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Punk catches Bryan on a leap frog attempt and hits a reverse atomic drop. Punk tries for a surfboard while AJ watches from the back, but Punk decides to give Bryan a curb stomp. Punk tries for a suicide dive but Kane with an uppercut.
Bryan with a baseball slide but Kane catches Bryan off the apron and sends him into the ringside barrier as we go to commercial.
We are back and Kane punches Punk and then he Irish whips Punk into Bryan and then Kane splashes both of them in the corner. Kane goes up top but Bryan with a forearm to stop him. Punk stops the superplex attempt and he gets Bryan on his shoulders and Kane misses a clothesline when Bryan gets a victory roll for a near fall.
Kane grabs both men by the throat but Bryan and Punk stop Kane and hit a double suplex and all three men are down. Bryan and Punk exchange forearms with Bryan getting the advantage. Punk with a back heel kick and leg lariat. Punk with a clothesline and then Punk sends Bryan into forearms from Kane. Punk avoids Kane and Kane goes over the top rope to the floor. Punk back body drops Bryan onto Kane.
Punk with a suicide dive onto Kane and Bryan on the floor. Punk sends Bryan back into the ring and then Punk waits for the springboard clothesline but Bryan catches him and tries for the Yes Lock. Punk catapults Bryan into Kane on the apron and then Punk with a round kick to Bryan but Bryan gets his foot on the rope to stop the count.
Punk says that it is time for someone to go to sleep and he goes for Bryan but Kane with a boot to Punk’s head and Kane gets a near fall on Punk. Kane with an Irish whip to Punk followed by a side slam for a near fall. Kane goes up top and hits the clothesline. Kane sets for the choke slam but it is time for AJ to skip to the ring while her music plays.
Kane grabs Punk but Punk avoids the choke slam and Punk gets Kane on his shoulders for the Go To Sleep and he hits it and gets the three count on Kane.
Bryan kicks Punk in the head and gets the three count.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez are in Vickie’s office and Ricardo has some flowers from Alberto. Alberto says that Vickie knows that he is the rightful number one contender.
Dolph enters and he tells Alberto that was the way that it was before he got injured, now he has to wait in line. Dolph asks for one more chance.
Vickie says that there will be a number one contender match and the winner will be the person who grabs the contract and they will face Sheamus on Friday.
Ricardo returns with the flowers in a vase and Dolph takes them and throws them against the wall.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the WWE Rewind: Big Show destroying the Funk last month on Raw.
Match Number Two: Big Show versus Brodus Clay with the Funkettes
They lock up and Show punches Clay. Show tries for the shhhh chop but Clay blocks it. Clay with a head butt but Show with a kick to the leg. Show with an elbow to the leg and then he steps on the leg. Show sends the leg into the ring post. Show kicks Clay in the head and he goes for the Vader Bomb and hits it. Show sets for the punch but Clay is able to head butt Show. Clay gets Show up but his knee gives out and Show gets the three count.
Winner: Big Show
Lawler and Cole wonder what the ‘huge announcement’ will be this week. We see footage of John Cena’s 300th Wish through the Make A Wish Foundation.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a WWE Raw 1000 Memorable Moment. Bob Barker talks about his appearance as the guest host on Raw and his fun with Chris Jericho.
We see footage from the commercial break when Brodus Clay was being helped to the back and Big Show nails Big Show in the face with a punch.
Michael Cole reminds us of Triple H’s comments from No Way Out and in case you forgot, we see them again. We then see Paul Heyman’s rebuttal to the SummerSlam challenge on Raw and Triple H’s unwarranted attack on Paul Heyman.
Next week, Brock Lesnar will respond to Triple H’s challenge for SummerSlam.
AJ is in the back and she says that maybe she has been acting crazy lately and she is glad that Kane is here to talk.
Kane says that he is not one with his feelings, but AJ has made him feel things he never thought possible. Kane says that is not a good thing. He says that he is not boyfriend material.
AJ says that their relationship is unconventional.
Kane says that he is a monster and he wears a mask. His only source of pleasure is eviscerating people. Kane says that he finds AJ mentally unstable. Kane tells AJ that it would be best if they stay away from each other.
Kane walks away and AJ looks like someone kicked her in the gut. AJ starts to cry . . . or is she laughing.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Jack Swagger versus Santino Marella in a United States Title Match
Swagger tells Santino to wait and then he punches Santino. Swagger punches Santino in the corner. Swagger with more punches until the referee pulls Swagger out of the corner. Santino sends Swagger into the corner and he chops Swagger. Swagger catches Santino on a float over and he goes for the Cobra, but without his sock puppet. Swagger kicks Santino and hits a belly-to-belly take down.
Swagger with an elbow drop and then he stretches Santino. Santino punches Swagger and hits a Saito suplex. Swagger with a punch and Santino kips up and punches Swagger. Santino with a split and hip toss followed by a diving head butt.
Santino pulls out his sock puppet and puts on the Cobra but Swagger grabs Santino. Santino with a DDT to counter and then Santino sets for the Cobra and connects for the three count.
Winner: Santino Marella
John Cena is walking in the back and we see Cena looking at some People Power shirts. He picks it up and Zack Ryder takes it and throws it away.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for John Cena to make an Earth shattering announcement.
John says that he sent a tweet out earlier that he had an historical announcement. For the past month, the WWE has been turned upside down. John says that a short time ago in a WWE Universe far away, John Laurinaitis convinced Big Show to join the dark side. Cena gives a lot of wrestlers Star Wars related names.
John’s announcement is interrupted by the return of the man with the shiniest and sparkliest jacket in sports entertainment history, Chris Jericho.
Chris wants to know what Cena is talking about. He tells John to make his historic announcement and get the hell out of his ring because tonight is his night.
John says that he might have gotten carried away. He tells Jericho about how Big Show is on a tear and that Big Show is in the Money in the Bank match. Cena says that he is going to stop Big Show and he is going to be in the Money in the Bank ladder match.
Cena reminds Jericho that no one has lost when cashing in the briefcase. Cena wants to be on the other side this time because he has been beaten more than once for the title.
Jericho asks Cena if he is nine after saying that he would win the whole fudging thing.
Jericho says that Cena is taking things for granted claiming he can win in his first Money in the Bank match.
Jericho mentions that he invented the match and has been in three of them.
Cena points out that Jericho has never won the match.
Jericho says that this is not what you do for fun. He says that Money in the Bank is a serious match. No one has been in more ladder matches than him. It is no ordinary match. It is a career ender. He tells Cena to stop worrying about stopping Big Show and he should worry about stopping him. Jericho says that he is entering himself in Money in the Bank.
Vickie Guerrero comes out and she throws out some more excuse mes. Vickie says that Money in the Week is in three weeks. There will be two Money in the Bank matches. One for the World Title Match and one for the WWE Title Match. No one can put themselves in the match.
Vickie reminds Chris that she is in charge tonight.
Chris apologizes and asks if she is going to suspend him. Vickie says that the Board has an idea. Only former WWE Champions can be in the WWE Money in the Bank Match.
Kane, Big Show, Chris Jericho, John Cena are announced for the WWE Title Money in the Bank Match.
Cena tells Vickie that she is doing a good job as GM. He says that she will do fine as long as she listens to the Board of Directors.
Vickie reminds John that this is her show tonight and she will make the main event. For the first time ever, John Cena will face Chris Jericho (even though it has been two years).
Who will be the Legend who is returning on the Road to 1000 Raws (to destroy Heath Slater).
We are back and it is time for the Legend segment for the 1000th Episode of Raw. That means that Heath Slater has to come to the ring to get ready for his beat down.
We see footage from last week when Roddy Piper and Cyndi Lauper attacked Slater.
Heath reminds us that he is the One Man Band. He doesn’t care what Vader, Cyndi Lauper, Wendi Richter, or Roddy Piper think of him because he is one of the biggest stars on Raw. He says that he rules the world.
Match Number Four: Heath Slater versus Sycho Sid
They lock up and Slater pushes Sid in the corner and he has something to say to Sid. Sid slaps Slater to the mat and then he kicks Slater in the chest and then puts him on the turnbuckles and slaps Slater. Heath falls to the mat and Sid with a spinebuster but misses a punch. Slater with kicks to the leg and forearms to the back of the head. Sid with a clothesline followed by the leg drop. Sid calls for the power bomb and for the first time, someone calls out a hold and hits it and gets the three count.
Winner: Sycho Sid
We go to commercial.
We are back and Cole mentions that we are four weeks away from the 1000th Episode of Raw. Jerry Lawler says that we will have a Celebrity Social Media Ambassador but Jerry won’t tell us who it will be, even though it is online.
Match Number Five: Dolph Ziggler versus Alberto Del Rio in a Contract on a Pole Match to face Sheamus on Friday
They lock up and Ziggler pushes Del Rio away and goes for the turnbuckles where the pole is located. Del Rio kicks Ziggler and climbs the turnbuckles but is stopped. Ziggler with uppercut but Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Del Rio climbs the turnbuckles again and Ziggler grabs the leg and pulls Del Rio back to the mat.
Ziggler with a side Russian leg sweep and Ziggler climbs the turnbuckles but Del Rio pulls Ziggler off. Ziggler punches Del Rio and Ziggler avoids a tilt-a-whirl back breaker and hits a drop kick and both men are down. Ziggler tries for a sleeper but Del Rio holds on to the ropes. Del Rio catapults Ziggler but Ziggler lands on the apron and goes for the turnbuckle but Del Rio stops him.
Del Rio has his hand on the contract but Ziggler climbs over Del Rio. Del Rio with a Samoan drop from the second turnbuckle and both men are down. Ziggler grabs the contract but he does not have possession. They fight over the contract and it moves around the ring. They punch each other to see who gains solo control of the contract.
Ricardo grabs the contract but Ziggler kicks it out of Ricardo’s hands and goes to the floor. Dolph and Alberto look for the contract and they try to get out of the ring for the contract.
Del Rio pulls Ziggler back into the ring and they go through the ropes on the other side of the ring. Sheamus’ music plays and he comes out with the mic. He tells them that they can stop fighting. Sheamus says that we will have a Triple Threat match for the World Title. Sheamus says that the match will not be about showing off or destiny. It will be about him kicking both of their arses on Friday night.
We find out that the WWE Universe think that AJ should be with CM Punk.
We see footage from the Three Way Dance earlier in the night.
CM Punk will face Daniel Bryan for the WWE Title at Money in the Bank.
CM Punk is on the phone in the back and AJ stops by. She says that things didn’t go how he wanted earlier and she wants to make it up to him. When she competes in the battle royal tonight, she is going to dedicate the match to them.
Punk says that they can have a serious conversation about the two of them. AJ says that she is open to taking things to the next level.
We go to commercial.
We are back with another WWE 1000 Memorable Moment. Mick Foley talks about This Is Your Life with the Rock.
Before the next match, Vickie tells everyone that People Power is dead, but Vickie Power lives. She shows her bathing suit.
Match Number Six: Divas Battle Royal featuring AJ Lee, Layla, Beth Phoenix, Maxine, Natalya, Tamina, Kaitlyn, Aksana, Rosa Mendes, Alicia Fox, and Vickie Guerrero
All of the women go after Vickie at the start. Maxine is eliminated by Alicia Fox while Aksana was eliminated on the other side. Alicia Fox leaves the ring on her own. Kaitlyn is eliminated and so was Rosa Mendes. Tamina is eliminated while AJ lays down in the corner.
Beth eliminates Natalya when she tried to eliminate Layla. Layla drop kicks Beth to the floor. AJ attacks Layla and sends her to the apron. Layla kicks Beth on the floor and AJ eliminates Layla. Vickie sends AJ to the apron but she does not go to the floor.
Vickie yells at AJ and bumps her. AJ with a Thesz Press and they fight around the ring. AJ kicks Vickie to the floor to win the match.
Winner: AJ Lee
After the match, AJ does the Yes gesture.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Seven: Chris Jericho versus John Cena
They lock up and Cena backs Jericho into the corner and takes Jericho down with a side head lock take down. Jericho pie faces Cena and Cena gets Jericho on his shoulders but Jericho gets to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Jericho with a reverse chin lock but Cena powers out of the hold and he punches Jericho. Cena with an Irish whip but Jericho with a boot and drop kick for a near fall. Jericho chokes Cena in the ropes until the referee warns him. Jericho with a belly-to-back suplex and then he kicks Cena in the back and the head. Jericho with a baseball slide that sends Cena to the floor.
Jericho with a forearm to the head and he tries for a suplex but Cena blocks it and hits a suplex of his own. Jericho with a side head lock but Cena with a punch. Jericho with a kick and rear chin lock into a reverse chin lock.
Cena with a kick and punches but Jericho with a back elbow and he tries for the Lionsault but lands on his feet. Cena with two flying shoulder tackles followed by a Blue Thunder Bomb and the Five Knuckle Shuffle set up but Jericho with a double leg take down and he tries for the Walls of Jericho. Cena tries for the Attitude Adjustment but Jericho escapes. Cena with a Blue Thunder Bomb and Five Knuckle Shuffle.
Big Show’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Cena gets Jericho on his shoulders but Jericho is able to put Cena in the Walls of Jericho. Show with a leg drop to Cena and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: John Cena by disqualification
After the match, Jericho has something to say to Show but leaves the ring. Show with a choke slam to Cena. Show applies the Colossal Clutch on Cena and Cena’s face turns purple. Where are the people who banded together against Big Show at No Way Out?
We go to credits.