WWE RAW Results – 7/2/12
This week’s show starts off with footage from the main event between John Cena and Chris Jericho, and Big Show’s interference in the match and his attack on John Cena.
We are live from Laredo, Texas and your announcers are Michael ‘Roman Candle’ Cole and Jerry ‘Is Dennis Stamp booked for tonight’ Lawler.
The Money in the Bank briefcase is above the ring and we are reminded that the man who is giving us Aksana and Antonio Cesaro versus Layla and Great Khali tomorrow night. We will have CM Punk and John Cena versus Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho.
One of the four men in tonight’s main event makes his way to the ring.
John says that after seeing the footage of what happened to him at the hands of Chris Jericho and Big Show, he would be upset too. Cena says that he could be angry, shaking is fist and seeking vengeance. Instead he wants to thank Chris Jericho and Big Show. Jericho pointed out that he has never been in a Money in the Bank match and he needs to prepare. Anything can happen in that match.
That was what happened when Big Show got involved in John’s match against Jericho. When the reward is a money in the bank contract, you have no friends, only enemies. Cena says that after his education, he knows what is going to happen. He will be prepared for what is going to happen to him at Money in the Bank. Two things will happen. Big Show loses and goes home empty handed. John says that he will grab the contract, cash it in, and become the next WWE Champion.
We hear the Yeses as Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring.
Cena says that Daniel Bryan even agrees with him.
Bryan says that he did not realize that Cena was even here. Cena is not relevant to him. At Money in the Bank, he will defeat CM Punk to become the new WWE Champion. If Cena manages to get his hands around that briefcase, Cena’s relevance to him will be the first superstar to cash in and lose.
Cena says that they are strong words and he can think of one person who disagrees with Bryan.
CM Punk comes out and he tells John that he can think of a lot more than one person who disagrees with Daniel. Does he disagree with Daniel? YES. Does Cena disagree with Daniel? Yes. Does Jerry Lawler disagree with Daniel? Yes. Punk asks the crowd if they disagree with him.
Bryan says that is enough and he wants Punk to stop. Bryan says that he is begging someone to have one original thought and not steal his catchphrase.
Punk tells Bryan that his ex-girlfriend is the special guest referee at Money in the Bank. She will count Daniel’s shoulders to the mat. If Cena win the ladder match, it comes down to the two of them again.
Chris Jericho’s music plays because we are missing the fourth man in the main event tag match. Chris says that is not an original thought. He says that Punk is still a wannabe. He tells Bryan that if he worries about people stealing catchphrases, it has happened to him. He tells that to ‘Mr. Best in the World’.
Punk calls Jericho ‘Mr. Bon Jovi’.
Jericho tells Bryan to think of other catchphrases and he tells Bryan to SHUT THE HELL UP and he welcomes everyone to MONDAY NIGHT JERICHO. No one will ever . . . everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr be the same again.
He tells Cena that since he invented the Money in the Bank match, he will win it.
He dares anyone to come to the ring to tell him otherwise.
Kane’s pyro goes off so that means we only have one more person to finish things off. We are reminded that Kane has successfully cashed in the Money in the Bank briefcase.
Kane tells Jericho ‘Otherwise’.
Since Kane is not big on words, Big Show finishes off the WWE Title Money in the Bank quartet and he comes to the ring.
Bryan attacks Cena from behind and Punk kicks Bryan while Jericho battles with Kane. Jericho attacks Punk while Kane and Jericho battle. Show and Cena battle. Kane punches Show when Show had Cena for a choke slam. Show with a clothesline to Kane.
Show leaves the ring and walks to the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and we are reminded that Charlie Sheen will be the Social Media Ambassador on the 1000th episode of Raw.
Match Number One: Darren Young, Titus O’Neil, David Otunga, and Cody Rhodes with Abraham Washington versus R Truth, Kofi Kingston, Christian, and Santino Marella
Young and Christian start things off and they lock up. Young with knees and he tries for a slam but Christian gets to his feet and he punches Young. Christian with a missile drop kick from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Truth tags in and he punches Young. Truth does the shimmy and then he punches Young.
Kofi tags in and hits a springboard clothesline for a near fall. Kofi with a Superman punch and he sets for the Boom Drop but Titus pulls Darren to the floor. Kofi with a suicide dive onto Titus but Young with a clothesline to Kofi.
We have a standoff on the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Cody has Kofi in a bow and arrow. Cody with a knee to the midsection and then he tags in Titus. Titus with a forearm but Kofi with punches while Abe is audible in the building. Kofi tries to make the tag but Titus catches him and slams him to get a near fall.
Otunga and Santino tag in and Santino with punches and a Saito suplex. Santino with punches and a stunner for a near fall but Young and O’Neil break up the cover. Truth and Kofi deal with Titus and Darren. Abe tells his men they don’t need this.
Santino with a split and hip toss but he misses the diving head butt. Cody leaves Otunga as well.
Brodus Clay’s music plays and Otunga leaves the ring. Christian punches Otunga and sends him back into the ring. Santino uncoils the Cobra as Otunga is sent into the ring but he is able to escape until Brodus sends him in. Otunga forgets that Santino is in the ring with the puppet on his hand and Santino with the Cobra for the three count.
Winners: Santino Marella, Christian, Kofi Kingston, and R Truth
After the match, Christian with the Killswitch to Otunga and then it is time for Brodus to hits the splash.
Teddy is in his office and he is dancing.
Alberto enters and he says that he is glad that Teddy is back in control. Alberto reminds Teddy that he earned his title match right after Wrestlemania. He has been put into different matches. Alberto demands what he deserves.
Teddy says that Alberto does not deserve anything, but the Board has named him the number one contender. Teddy says that Alberto will be in a match . . . and it is next. Alberto says that he wants to know, but Teddy tells Alberto it is a surprise.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Raw 1000 Memorable Moment. It is Stephanie McMahon’s pick for Shane helping her father . . . Vince McMahon get ready for his match against Steve Austin in 1999.
Match Number Two: Alberto Del Rio with Ricardo Rodriguez versus Sin Cara
Del Rio with a kick to the head when Sin Cara slides into the ring. Del Rio sends Cara into the turnbuckles and then he goes to the floor after Cara and stomps on Cara from the apron. Del Rio applies the cross arm breaker and Cara taps even though there is no match. The referee tries to pull Del Rio off Cara and it takes two to do the job.
AJ is in the back and she has the ‘X’ on her wrist tape.
Daniel Bryan walks by with a rose and he says that he has always cared about her. He was frustrated at himself for messing things up. Daniel says that he did not know how to react and he is sorry.
AJ takes the rose and she says that is so sweet. She knows that it has nothing to do with the fact that she is the guest referee for the WWE Title Match against Punk.
Daniel says that is not the reason.
AJ says that Daniel never cared about her. She says that she cannot wait to win her match and leap into the arms of the man that the WWE Universe considers to be her soulmate. AJ bites the rose and spits it out and walks away.
Paul Heyman is getting ready from his satellite location as we go to commercial.
We are back and Michael Cole reminds us about Triple H’s challenge at No Way Out to face Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam.
Then we see Heyman’s response on behalf of Brock Lesnar.
Michael Cole sends us to Paul Heyman who is in Stamford. Cole wants to know if Brock is going to accept the challenge. Paul says that Brock Lesnar has made a decision to Triple H’s challenge. He will make that decision on July 23rd on the 1000th episode of Raw. Paul says that he has no doubt that Triple H wants to face Brock at SummerSlam, but not for the reasons why everyone thinks.
Will Triple H need the money to fight the lawsuits against him? Yes. Why would Triple H want to face Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam? It is Triple H’s way out. It is his exit strategy. It is so he will never have to face a beating in the ring again because Brock will end Triple H’s in ring career if Brock accepts the challenge. Then Hunter can become the executive and loving father. People can tell Hunter that he was the last of an era who went down in a blaze of glory courageously against Brock. If Brock accepts the challenge, it won’t be a match, it will be a mercy killing.
Heyman starts to laugh a little.
We find out that Big Show and Kane will meet in a No Disqualification Match. We will also see Sheamus and AJ against Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Slam of the Week: Vickie slapping some sense into Dolph Ziggler.
Match Number Two: Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero versus Sheamus and AJ Lee
Sheamus has to put AJ on the apron before the match starts and calm her down.
The men start off and Ziggler with a waist lock to Sheamus but Sheamus with a standing switch and take down. Ziggler gets to his feet and he connects with an elbow and side head lock. Sheamus sends Ziggler into the corner but Dolph with an elbow and drop kick. Ziggler with an arm bar and chin lock.
Sheamus with a punch but Ziggler with a kick. Sheamus sends Ziggler into the air and he lands on the mat. Sheamus gets a near fall. Ziggler with a kick to the knee and then he goes to the apron and he kicks Sheamus in the head. Ziggler with a leaping DDT and Ziggler gets a near fall. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock on Sheamus.
Sheamus with an arm drag and then he connects with an forearm when Ziggler charges into the corner. Sheamus with White Noise and then he looks around to give the Brogue Kick. Ziggler gets out of the way and he tags in Vickie.
Sheamus with a Brogue kick that knocks Dolph off the apron. AJ with a kick and then she hits the Shining Wizard and pins Vickie.
Winners; Sheamus and AJ Lee
After the match, AJ takes the mic and yeses her way to the back.
AJ is yesing through the back and she is looking for CM Punk. AJ finds Punk and he is on the phone. AJ wants to know who Punk is talking to and he says that it is personal.
AJ asks Punk what he thought of the match. Punk says that he was on the phone with his sister for about 15 minutes. AJ yells at Punk for being on the phone the entire time and he apologizes and says that he didn’t realize she had a match.
AJ walks away slightly dejected and Punk wonders what the deal is with the crazy chick.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Heath Slater is in the ring and he is getting ready for a legend to make him humble. We have a video package of Heath’s previous history lessons.
Slater asks everyone if they think that is funny. He says that is not funny. He says that he is not a clown. He is not a clown.
Match Number Three: Doink versus Heath Slater
Doink gets everyone to boo Slater before the match starts. They lock up and Doink with a side head lock. Doink with a hammer lock and he slaps Slater in the face. Slater with a kick to the leg and a punch followed by a kick to the head and chest. Slater with punches and a knee lift.
Slater comments on the fact that he is in the ring with a clown. Doink stomps on the feet and he chops Slater and connects with a shoulder in the corner. Slater with an Irish whip and Slater with a neck breaker for the three count.
Winner: Heath Slater
After the match, we get a bang and Diamond Dallas Page comes out. Page shows the diamond cutter symbol and he tells Slater to give a bang. Page gives Slater a Diamond Cutter and Page leaves the ring.
Since No Holds Barred is coming out on DVD tomorrow, we have a trailer for it.
Big Show and Kane walk in split screen as we go to commercial.
We are back and we see footage of John Cena and Alicia Fox at the Walter Reed Medical Center.
Match Number Four: Kane versus Big Show in a No Disqualification Match
Show with a kick and punches to Kane followed by a chop across the chest. Kane with an uppercut and punches. Kane with a side head lock and Show with a shoulder tackle and Kane rolls to the floor. Show pulls Kane back to the apron but Kane drops Show on the top rope. Show with a shoulder that knocks Kane off the apron into the ringside barrier.
Show goes to the floor. Show tries for a boot against the ringside barrier but Kane moves and Show crotches himself. Show with an Irish whip into the ring steps. Show grabs Kane by the throat and thinks about a choke slam through the table but Kane escapes and he grabs Show by the throat. Show sends Kane into the announce table and then Show with a kick to Kane.
Show sends Kane back into the ring and Show grabs a chair. Kane stops Show from using the chair and he punches Show. Kane with a DDT for a near fall. Kane goes up top for the clothesline but Show moves out of the way. Kane grabs the chair and Show with a spear but he hits the chair with his shoulder. Show grabs Kane and he choke slams Kane onto the chair and Show gets the three count.
Winner: Big Show
Teddy Long is walking in the back and he is in a good mood.
Eve is in the back and she says that it is so good to see Teddy and she sucks up to Teddy. Teddy says that since Eve has been gone for a few weeks, he has something to remind everyone who she is. She gives Eve a name tag. Eve rips it up and walks away.
AJ is crying in the hallway and Eve stops by and says that AJ has been busy lately. Eve tells AJ that she should leave the mind games to the grown ups. Eve tells AJ to sit in the corner and cry like a little girl.
AJ says that Eve tried to butter up John Laurinaitis but he is gone. She wants to know who Eve is going to brown nose to next. She says that Eve will do anything to get attention. AJ tells Eve to watch her to see how to get attention. She will show everyone.
We go to commercial.
We are back with another Raw 1000 Memorable Moment: It is from Alberto Del Rio and it is the night that DX invaded Nitro.
Match Number Five: Tyson Kidd versus Tensai with Sakamoto
Tensai backs Kidd into the corner and Tensai with forearms but he misses a splash. Kidd with a rollup for the three count.
Winner: Tyson Kidd
After the match, Sakamoto tries to calm Tensai down. Tensai attacks Sakamoto because it was Sakamoto’s shoulders on the mat (wait, it was Tensai). Sakamoto is sent to the floor. Tensai continues to attack Sakamoto on the floor.
Daniel Bryan stops by Chris Jericho and he wants to know if Jericho is going to wear that stupid jacket to the ring. Jericho asks Bryan about his jacket and then his beard. Bryan starts to ‘YES’ and Jericho tells him to stop but Bryan will not hear that. Jericho ‘AGAYNES’.
CM Punk and John Cena are a little more focused. Punk says that he feels that he has grown as a leader since winning the WWE Championship. He tells Cena to listen to him in the ring and Cena appears to agree before leaving the locker room.
We are back and Josh Mathews interviews Tyson Kidd and asks him about his win. Tensai attacks Kidd from behind and sends him into the lockers. Tensai stands over Kidd and breathes heavily.
Match Number Six: Chris Jericho and Daniel Bryan versus CM Punk and John Cena
Punk and Bryan start things off. They lock up and Bryan with an arm drag and Bryan with a YES. They lock up again and Bryan with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Punk with arm drags and a kick and chop. Punk with a suplex for a near fall. Cena tags in and he sends Bryan into the turnbuckles. Cena with an Irish whip and bulldog for a near fall.
Jericho tags in and he wants Punk. Jericho points to the briefcase because the Wrestlemania sign is not up until Royal Rumble. Jericho with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. They lock up again and Cena with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Cena gets Jericho on his shoulders but Jericho gets to the apron. Cena with a shoulder tackle that knocks Jericho to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Jericho kicks Cena but Cena fights out of the corner. Jericho with a clothesline and he gets a near fall. Jericho tells Cena to tag in Punk but he kicks Cena and does the Vintage Jericho pose cover and gets a near fall. Jericho with a reverse chin lock. Cena powers out of the hold and Jericho with a back elbow. Jericho misses a Lionsault when Cena moves out of the way. Jericho holds his knee.
Bryan tags in and he keeps Cena from making the tag. Bryan with a knee drop to Cena followed by Kicks of Yes to the chest. Bryan with a running drop kick into the corner and Bryan gets a near fall. Jericho tags back in and he kicks Cena while Bryan holds him. Jericho slaps Cena in the head and runs his boot across Cena’s face.
Cena with a punch and kick but Jericho blocks the suplex and he applies a front face lock. Cena gets Jericho on his shoulders but Jericho counters with a DDT. Jericho rolls Cena over and gets a near fall.
Jericho chops Cena in the ropes followed by a Cena Irish whip. Jericho gets his boot up when Cena charges into the corner. Cena sends Jericho into the turnbuckles and both men are down. Cena makes the tag to Punk and Bryan tags in too. Punk with a springboard clothesline followed by a leg lariat and swinging neck breaker. Punk with the running knee into the corner but Bryan escapes the bulldog. Punk iwht a power slam and then Punk applies the Anaconda Vice. Jericho breaks up the hold and then Cena and Jericho fight out of the ring and up the ramp.
Punk with an Irish whip but Bryan floats over in the corner and hits a rana but Punk rolls through. Bryan with a kick followed by a round kick of YES for a near fall. Bryan goes up top but Punk stops him. Punk with chops and he climbs the turnbuckles for a superplex and Punk hits it and floats over but only gets a near fall.
AJ’s music plays and she skips around the ring.
Punk punches Bryan and kicks him but Bryan with kicks of his own. AJ is angry that they are wrestling and not focusing on her. Bryan and Punk each go for cross body presses and they go down. AJ continues to walk around the ring and she looks under the ring for something. AJ pulls out a table and sets it up.
AJ climbs the steps while looking at the table. I guess the match is still going on. She climbs the turnbuckles while still looking at the table. Bryan stands in front of the table and tells AJ not to jump. Punk gets on the apron and stops her. AJ kisses Punk and then she pushes Punk off the apron and him and Bryan go through the table.
AJ starts yelling ‘YES’ as we go to credits.