WWE RAW Results – 8/6/12
We start off with a look back at the first night in the AJ Era as Raw General Manager and her announcement of the main event for Raw 1001. Then we hear AJ’s announcement that we will have a Triple Threat Match at SummerSlam for the WWE Title.
We are live from San Antonio, Texas and your announcers are Michael ‘What about David Robinson Appreciation Night’ Cole and Jerry ‘I wonder if Pee Wee Herman will be here tonight or did he find the basement in the Alamo’ Lawler.
The Raw General Manager makes her way to the ring and she skips down the ramp. She welcomes everyone to Raw. She has some matches for tonight. First, Big Show will face Randy Orton. Her ex-fiancé Daniel Bryan will face John Cena tonight. The final person in the Triple Threat match . . .
will interrupt AJ before she can announce his match.
CM Punk makes his way to the ring. Punk says that he lives his life with absolutely zero regrets. He says that he is man enough to know when he made a mistake. Punk says that he did something he was not proud of. He did something he wishes he could take back, but he cannot. He grossly stepped out of line and lost his temper so he is going to apologize to AJ. His emotions got the best of him last week. He might not have been justified to get in her face and yell at her because it is not right for someone of AJ’s position to be disrespected.
Punk says that someone of his position should not be disrespected either. Punk tells AJ that he is sorry.
AJ tells Punk that she accepts his apology.
Punk says that he hopes they can stay friends. He says that AJ may fall flat on her face at times and make mistakes like putting the champion in a match that the champion can lose without being pinned. Punk wants AJ to cancel the Triple Threat Match for SummerSlam.
AJ says that she is new at this and she might make some mistakes, but the Triple Threat Match is not one of her mistakes. She says that her decision stands.
Punk says that this is AJ getting back at him for embarrassing herself by getting down on one knee to propose to him. Punk says that AJ shouldn’t be the general manager who is going to stick it to the guy that everyone likes. Punk says that he has no problem facing either in a singles match or finding a new opponent, but . . .
John Cena’s music plays and he walks to the ring.
John says that Punk has become ‘one of those guys’. He is the guy who comes out every week to demand respect. You don’t demand respect, you earn it. Cena says that if you deserve respect because you are the champion, he has eleven of those and he has to fight each and every day for respect.
Cena says that if Punk wants to play the blame game, it is on Punk. Cena says that Punk got involved and he forced it into a Triple Threat Match. John stops to smell the GM and introduce himself.
Punk tells John that he has not become anything. Cena is the guy who turned a blind eye to facts. Punk says that Cena stuck his nose into Punk while he was doing commentary. Cena came barreling over the table onto him. Cena put his hands on him and Punk reminds Cena that he is the WWE Champion. He will not be disrespected. He will not be disrespected by John Cena, the Big Show, or anybody.
Punk says that he saved Cena’s life. Punk says that Cena was going to be flattened by Big Show in the AA.
Cena reminds Punk that he is in a Triple Threat Match and the champion does not do well as the champion in a triple threat match. Cena suggests that Punk won’t be the champion after SummerSlam.
Punk says that they should check Gray’s Sport Almanac to see who won last year and Punk reminds Cena that he won last year at SummerSlam.
Big Show makes his way to the ring and AJ stops the insanity.
She says that things will not get out of hand on her show. AJ tells Cena and Show to save their aggression for matches tonight.
Punk points out that the champion does not have a match, and he deserves to be in the main event.
AJ tells Punk that he will be wrestling tonight but she says that the WWE Universe will choose his opponent tonight. AJ says that the fans will choose Punk’s opponent on Twitter. The choices are Miz, Kane, or Rey Mysterio. AJ tells Punk that his match is next.
We see footage from a few months ago when Triple H’s arm got broken. Brock and Hunter are in San Antonio tonight. What will happen?
Match Number One: CM Punk versus Rey Mysterio in a Fans Choose the Opponent Match
They lock up and Punk backs Rey into the corner and he gives a clean break. Rey tries for a drop toe hold and he finally gets Punk to the mat. Rey works on the leg but Punk is able to apply a hammer lock. Rey with a flying mare and kicks to the leg.
Rey with an Irish whip but Rey goes into the post when Punk moves on a flying shoulder into the corner. Punk gets a near fall. Punk with a slam to Rey followed by a leg drop for a near fall. Punk with a figure four head scissors. Rey with a kick to the knee but Punk with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall. Punk with a belly-to-back suplex and then he goes to the turnbuckles.
Rey recovers and hits a drop kick that sends Punk to the floor. Rey goes to the apron for a seated splash and both men are down as we go to commercial.
We are back and both men are down. Rey goes up top and connects with forearms to the chest before pulling Punk to the turnbuckles. Punk with a double chop and forearm followed by a superplex. Punk is only able to get a two count. We see footage during the commercial when Rey set up for the 619 but Punk with a clothesline to stop Rey from this attempt at the move.
Punk with a body scissors and elbows to the upper chest. Rey bites Punk’s hand to get out of the hold. Punk throws Rey under the bottom rope but Rey gets back to the apron and connects with an elbow. Rey goes up top for a seated senton. Punk with a kick but he gives Rey a sunset flip but you don’t do that to Rey. Rey rolls through and kicks Punk and gets a near fall.
Rey with a kick but Punk gets Rey on his shoulders. Rey escapes and he kicks Punk in the knees and Punk falls into the ropes. Rey with the 619 and he goes up top for the splash but Punk gets his knees up. Punk with the Go To Sleep for the three count.
Winner: CM Punk
After the match, Punk gets on the turnbuckles and celebrates his victory.
We go to the back and Alberto Del Rio is trying to park. Ricardo yells at the people in the back to move the table. Ricardo opens the door and he tries to explain the situation to Alberto but Alberto yells at Ricardo and tells him to go.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Wade Barrett video package and he says that the Barrage has just begun.
AJ is in her office and Alberto and Ricardo enter. Alberto says that AJ is doing a fantastic job as the new General Manager of Raw, unlike the job that Booker T is doing on Smackdown. Alberto says that both of them know that he doesn’t have do anything before SummerSlam.
AJ says that she doesn’t have anything for Alberto.
Alberto says something is crazy and AJ overreacts and she says that Alberto has a match and it is next. Alberto is not happy and he yells at Ricardo to get his bags.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Christian versus Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez)
Christian punches Del Rio in the turnbuckles and Del Rio goes to the floor. He pulls Christian to the floor and sends Christian into the ring post. Del Rio Irish whips Christian into the ringside barrier before returning to the ring and Del Rio gets a near fall. Del Rio punches Christian in the arm and then stomps on the arm and gets a near fall. Del Rio with an arm bar.
Christian with a punch but Del Rio with a head butt and divorce court. Del Rio tells Christian that he is nothing and he kicks Christian. Christian with a punch and clothesline. Christian slingshots to the floor and then he punches Del Rio. Christian goes up top and hits a cross body and gets a near fall.
Del Rio with a kick and then he tries to work on the arm but Christian blocks it and gets a near fall. Del Rio with a kick to the shoulder followed by an arm wringer. Del Rio with a kick to the arm and then he goes to the turnbuckles but misses a back senton.
Christian gets ready for the spear but Del Rio with a super kick and then Del Rio tries to float over but Christian counters. Christian tries for the Killswitch but Del Rio escapes. Ricardo distracts Christian and gives Del Rio time to recover and he hits Christian with his boot and then applies the cross arm breaker and gets Christian to tap out.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, Sheamus gets Bertie’s attention. He says that Alberto was right that he is beneath him so he is going to do something about that. He will start with the car. He tells Ricardo not to leave the keys in the car the next time he gets Alberto’s gear. Sheamus says that he is going to take the car on a sight seeing tour of San Antonio. Sheamus says that he feels classier already.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Randy Orton versus Big Show
They lock up and Show sends Orton to the mat and then he punches Orton in the midsection. Orton with punches and kicks followed by clotheslines into the corner. Orton climbs the turnbuckles and he punches Show. Show pushes Orton off the ropes and then Show with a side slam for a near fall.
Show waits for Orton to get up and he tells Orton that he is in over his head. Show with a head butt to Orton. Orton punches Show but Show with a back elbow and he applies a reverse chin lock. Orton with elbows followed by a punch but Show sends Orton into the corner. Show runs into boots from Orton. Orton tries for a few clotheslines but Show stays on his feet. Orton with a drop kick and Show goes down.
Orton looks into the crowd and it is push up time. Orton waits for the RKO but Show grabs Orton by the throat and hits a choke slam but Orton gets his shoulder up. Show pulls Orton from the floor to the apron but Randy drops Show on the top rope.
Show with a shoulder tackle that sends Orton through the ropes and to the floor. Show goes to the floor and they exchange punches while the referee continues his count. Show with a chop to the chest and then he sends Orton back into the ring. Show signals for the choke slam and he grabs Orton. Orton with kicks to the leg and Show sends Orton over the top rope to the floor.
Show goes back to the floor and he chops Orton against the announce table. Show wants to send Orton into the ring post but Orton escapes and he sends Show into the post. Show with a spear and the referee gets to ten.
Double Count Out
After the match, they return to the ring and Show waits for the knockout punch but Orton ducks it and hits the RKO.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks are in the ring. That must mean it is feeding time at the Ryback Zoo.
Ryback is in the Goldman Box and he says that Reks and Hawkins will be fed to him tonight.
Match Number Four: Ryback versus Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks
Reks starts off and he kicks Ryback and connects with knees. Ryback with a power slam to Reks and a forearm to the back. Reks avoids a slam and he connects with a forearm. Reks with a punch and he tags in Hawkins but Ryback with a boot to the chest. He sends Hawkins into the corner and he tags Reks back in.
Ryback brings Reks into the ring and Hawkins distracts Ryback and Reks with a boot and he gets a near fall. Hawkins tags back in and he applies a front face lock before tagging Reks back in. Reks with forearms to the back and Hawkins is tagged back in. They hit a double gourdbuster for a near fall.
Hawkins with a reverse chin lock. Ryback sends Hawkins to the mat but Reks grabs the leg and Hawkins charges at Ryback but Ryback back body drops Hawkins over the top rope onto Reks. Ryback with a spinebuster and he does the Chong Li to set up for the lariat. Ryback with the marching muscle buster on Hawkins for the three count.
Match Number Five: Darren Young and Titus O’Neil with Abraham Washington versus Epico and Primo
Darren pushes Epico and Epico with a drop kick before the match starts.
The match starts and Titus with a forearm to Primo and Darren is tagged in. They hit a double shoulder tackle and then Young has something to say to Primo. Primo with a chop and Irish whip but Young sends Primo to the turnbuckles but Primo with a head stand and kicks to Young for a near fall. Young runs Primo into the corner and he tags in Titus.
Titus with punches to Primo and then he throws him across the ring. Titus stretches the arm in the ropes. Primo with a chop but Titus with a knee and a pump handle slam. Darren tags in and Titus with a gourdbuster of Darren onto Primo. Young with a rear chin lock and his knee in Primo’s back.
Young turns it into a reverse chin lock and Primo with punches. Young tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Primo is able to counter with a lateral press. Young with a power slam and Irish whip but he runs into an elbow from Primo.
Epico tags in and he punches and chops Young. Epico with a flying clothesline and drop kick followed by a back body drop. Epico with a drop kick on the apron followed by three belly-to-back suplexes on Young. Titus pulls Young to the floor and Abe says that they are done.
Kofi Kingston’s music plays and the champions make their way onto the stage.
Epico and Primo go after Young and O’Neil. Epico with a lungblower for the three count.
Winners: Primo and Epico
Michael Cole mentions Damien Sandow and Jerry says that he has been impressive. We take a look back at what happened with Damien Sandow when he decided to talk to Degeneration X. Then we go to what Sandow did to Brodus Clay last week on Raw.
Damien walks through the back and Josh Mathews stops him. Damien says that as the intellectual savior and martyr, he is here to stop all foolishness. Anyone who engages in a ridiculous action like dancing only contributes to the delinquency of society. Tonight, he will take care of Brodus Clay for the betterment of society. Damien thanks Josh and leaves.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Six: Brodus Clay (with the Funkettes) versus Damien Sandow
Sandow attacks Brodus on the stage before he can get to the ring. Sandow kicks and punches Clay on the floor. Clay sends Sandow onto the stage. While Clay removes his pants, Sandow with a splash off the ramp and then he goes for the injured leg. Sandow with boots to the leg followed by a punch. Sandow puts Clay’s leg on the stage and then he stomps on it a few times. Sandow works on the leg and the referee warns Sandow even though there has been no start to the match.
Damien tells everyone they are welcome and then he tells Brodus that he did this to himself.
AJ is in her office and she is in deep thought. We see that Daniel Bryan is in the room too. She tells Daniel that he might be sane, but he has definite anger management issues.
Daniel says that maybe it had something to do with being left at the altar. Bryan says that he likes the decision to put him in a match with John Cena because when he wins, she will have to make it a Fatal Four Way at SummerSlam.
AJ tells Daniel that he already has a match at SummerSlam . . . against Kane.
We get a Yes . . . No . . . Rabbit Season . . . Duck Season back and forth.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Jerry wonders where Sheamus is driving Alberto’s car.
Match Number Six: Kelly Kelly versus Eve Torres
Eve has something to say to Kelly before they lock up and she walks past Kelly and leaves the ring but Kelly brings her back in and sends Eve to the mat. Kelly with a Thesz Press and then she punches Eve. Kelly sends Eve into the turnbuckles and it is time for the handspring back elbow and stinkface. Eve goes to the floor and Kelly follows after her.
Kelly with a forearm and Irish whip into the ringside barrier. Kelly rolls Eve back into the ring and Kelly goes up top for a cross body and gets a near fall. Eve with an Irish whip and Kelly tries to float over but Eve sends Kelly face first into the mat. Eve with kicks and then she goes to the turnbuckles to choke Kelly.
Eve with a choke on Kelly but Kelly gets free and she punches Eve. Eve with a knee but Kelly with a punch and rana for the three count.
Winner: Kelly Kelly
Michael Cole reminds us of what Sheamus did to Alberto Del Rio’s vehicle earlier in the night.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for San Antonio’s favorite son, Shawn Michaels to come to the ring.
We see Jerry and Michael giving Shawn a standing ovation.
Shawn soaks in the ovation of the crowd and then he says that it doesn’t matter how many times he tells the WWE that he cannot come out like this because he is out of shape.
Shawn says that he has to thank the WWE Universe for allowing him once again to be part of history. A few weeks ago at Raw 1000, it was truly a historic moment with the reunion of Degeneration X.
Shawn says that he is pretty comfortable watching the world go by, but with Raw in his hometown, he figured that there is no way that ole HBK is going to miss that. Shawn says that the irony is that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
He walked into the locker room and he saw some new faces, but the scuttlebutt is the same. People are talking about the confrontation at SummerSlam between Triple H and Brock Lesnar. They are asking Shawn what his opinion is and . . .
Brock Lesnar’s music plays and Brock and Paul Heyman make their way onto the stage. Brock does the Brock Bounce before making his way to the ring.
Heyman tells Shawn that it is not surprising to him that everyone wants to know what Shawn thinks about the match between his client Brock Lesnar and Shawn’s best friend Triple H. Paul says that Shawn is the greatest in ring entertainer in the history of WWE.
Paul says that him and Brock would seek out his opinion, but not for this match in particular. Paul says that Brock is not going to go into SummerSlam as an entertainer. He is not going to entertain with Triple H at SummerSlam. Paul says that Brock doesn’t care about entertaining. Brock Lesnar is coming to SummerSlam to fight Triple H and prove that he is the baddest dude on the planet.
Shawn tells Paul that he is not here to dispute the attributes of Brock Lesnar. He tells Paul not to put words in his mouth. Any other time, with any other guy. Shawn says that Brock has gone somewhere he shouldn’t go with Triple H or any man. They made it personal. They have turned Hunter into someone he does not recognize.
Shawn says that they might not be asking for it, but he will give them his opinion. Shawn says that the guy he is going with is Triple H. Shawn says that he believes it to his core. He believes it so much that he wants to see it personally.
Shawn says that he will be in Hunter’s corner to see him beat Brock Lesnar.
Paul says that is the ‘big announcement’ and the moment in time when they play the end of Triple H’s career. Paul says that Shawn had his choice and option to walk away. It is bad enough that Triple H’s wife and children will have to witness what Brock is going to do to Triple H.
Brock says that the only reason that Shawn thinks that Triple H can beat him is that Shawn has never been in the ring with him . . . until now.
Triple H’s music plays and that means that Shawn and Brock will stand still until Hunter makes his way to the ring.
Hunter enters the ring and he stares down Brock.
Brock thinks about attacking Hunter or Shawn, but he just smiles and says that he will see Hunter at SummerSlam. He tells Shawn that he will see him before then.
Michael Cole reminds us one more time that Sheamus stole Alberto Del Rio’s car. Michael shows us Sheamus’ tout from the Alamo.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Chris Jericho is at the announce table with Michael and Jerry to watch the next match.
Match Number Seven: Alex Riley versus Dolph Ziggler (with Vickie Guerrero)
Ziggler avoids Riley and then he struts before looking at Chris Jericho at ringside. Ziggler wit a waist lock but Riley with an arm wringer that sends Dolph to the mat. They lock up and Ziggler works on the arm but Riley with a single leg sweep and gets a near fall. Riley with an arm drag into an arm bar. Ziggler backs Riley into the corner and connects with a knee and punch instead of a clean break.
Ziggler with kicks to Riley in the corner. Ziggler with an elbow to the back of the head. Ziggler takes some time to say something to Jericho and Riley with punches to Ziggler but Ziggler with a drop kick and he wants to know if Jericho saw that.
Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop and he gets a near fall. Riley punches Ziggler but Ziggler with kicks to Riley. Ziggler with another kick to the head and he punches Riley. The referee warns Ziggler. Riley with punches and a hip toss but he misses a charge into the corner and his shoulder hits the post.
Ziggler with a neck breaker and Ziggler looks at Jericho and then he does the Jericho pose. Jericho says that he is going to tout the match and Ziggler gets rolled up by Riley and Riley gets the three count.
Winner: Alex Riley
After the match, Jericho comments on how Ziggler talks about how Chris cannot win the big ones, but Ziggler cannot win the little ones.
We are told by Michael Cole that Miz and Kane will meet tonight.
We go to commercial.
We are back and did you know that Sheamus stole Alberto Del Rio’s car? We have the Touts to prove it.
Match Number Eight: Kane versus Miz in a Fans Don’t Like Them as Much As Rey Match
They lock up and Kane with a clean break but Miz with a punch. Kane sends Miz into the corner and he punches Miz. Kane stops before the referee gets to his five count. Miz avoids a boot in the corner and Miz goes for the hamstring. Kane tries for a slam but Miz escapes and he clips Kane. Miz with a DDT for a near fall.
Miz kicks Kane in the leg and he continues to work on the leg. Kane with uppercuts to Miz but Miz with a drop kick to the knee and Kane goes down. Miz with a running boot to the head for a near fall. Miz with a reverse chin lock. Kane with punches but Miz with kicks.
Kane with another uppercut followed by a slam and drop kick. Kane gets a near fall. Kane with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner but he misses a second one. Miz tries for the Skull Crushing Finale but Kane backs Miz into the corner. Miz with a drop kick to the knee and Kane hits the turnbuckles.
Miz goes for the Awesome Clothesline but Kane with snake eyes and then he hits a choke slam on Miz for the three count.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Sheamus is back with the BertieMobile. Sheamus says that is a better ride than his mule. He tells a backstage worker to take care of the car.
We see Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez in the back and they see what happened to the car. Alberto blames Ricardo for what happened and he tells Ricardo to clean up this mess.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Nine: Daniel Bryan versus John Cena
They lock up and Cena with a side head lock. Cena with a clean break. Bryan says that this is about him and he wants everyone to stop chanting for or against Cena. Bryan leaves the ring and he starts to yell at fans at ringside.
Cena with a hip toss when Bryan returns to the ring and Cena gets a near fall. Cena with a reverse chin lock on Bryan. Bryan with elbows but Cena with a shoulder tackle and side head lock take down. Bryan works on the arm and he takes Cena to the mat with an arm bar.
Cena gets to his feet and Bryan goes to the floor on an Irish whip. Cena chases after Bryan and Bryan with a drop kick to the leg and Cena is knocked off the apron and then he goes to the apron. Bryan with a running knee of the apron and we go to commercial with Bryan yelling at a fan in the front row.
We are back and Bryan with a hammer lock but Cena powers out of the hold. Bryan with a kick to the leg. Bryan with kicks of No in the corner. Bryan with the running drop kick into the corner and he gets a near fall. Bryan with kicks in the corner and the referee warns him. Cena with an Irish whip and back body drop.
Bryan with a drop toe hold that sends Cena into the turnbuckles and then Bryan kicks the ropes and he gets a near fall. Bryan with a hammer lock but Cena gets to his feet again. Cena gets Bryan on his shoulders but Bryan gets to his feet again and he kicks Cena in the hamstring and then hits a leaping knee drop and gets a near fall.
Bryan returns to the hammer lock and a kick to the midsection. Cena with two flying shoulder tackles followed by the Blue Thunder Bomb and it is time for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena gets Bryan on his shoulders for the Attitude Adjustment but Bryan counters with a Guillotine Choke.
Cena runs Bryan into the turnbuckles to try to get out of the hold but Bryan holds on and Bryan gets Cena on the mat. Cena gets back to his feet and he runs Bryan into the turnbuckles to get out of the hold. Cena with a drop toe hold but Bryan kicks Cena away.
Bryan with a rollup for a near fall followed by a kick to the head. Bryan gets a near fall on Cena. Bryan goes up top for the diving head butt and he hits it but can only get a near fall. Bryan with kicks of No to the chest and then he tries for the round kick but Cena ducks it and he puts Bryan in the STF. Bryan is able to counter and he applies the No Lock but Cena counters and he gets Bryan up for an Attitude Adjustment and the three count.
Winner: John Cena
After the match, CM Punk’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring and he looks like he is ready for a fight. He holds up the title belt in Cena’s face. Cena says that the belt will be his. Cena pushes Punk out of the way when he seeds Big Show coming to the ring. Cena with a few shoulder tackles and Show tries for a choke slam. Cena gets Show on his shoulders but Punk hits Show to knock Cena down as well.
Punk gets on the mic and he says that maybe Cena is right that it is Punk’s fault that he is in the Triple Threat Match. Maybe he is letting people disrespect him. Punk says that he has been smiling and kissing babies to make people happy. Big Show and John Cena are getting acquainted with the mat. Raw ends the same with with CM Punk standing tall holding his title, showing that he is the best in the world. Anyone else who gets in his way will be lying on the mat like Big Show and John Cena.
Punk returns to the ring and Big Show knocks out CM Punk. Show does the same to John Cena. Show holds the title over his head as we go to credits.