WWE RAW Results – 8/13/12
We are live from Dallas, Texas and your announcers are Michael ‘Mr. Vargas’ Cole and Jerry ‘Mr. Hand’ Lawler.
Before our opening match, we see footage from the end of Raw when Big Show knocked out CM Punk and John Cena.
Match Number One: CM Punk versus Big Show in a Non Title Match
Show pushes Punk around the ring but Punk with punches to Show. Show misses a chop in the corner and he connects with a series of kicks in the corner. Show with a head butt that sends Punk to the mat. Show with a punch to the midsection and then he chokes him in the ropes. Show with the shhhh chop in the corner.
Punk with punches to Show that barely move the big man. Show with a shoulder tackle that sends Punk back to the mat. Show stands on Punk’s back. Show then stands on Punk’s head after the referee warns him. Show with the shhhh chop against the ropes. Show holds Punk by the face but Punk stomps the foot and hits a drop kick but Show stays on his feet. Show with a head butt and slam.
Show says that Punk cannot stop him while he stands over Punk as the champion struggles to get back to his feet. Show with an elbow to the arm and then he uses his entire body weight to work on the shoulder and back. Punk with a kick to the chest and legs and he tries for a clothesline and Show does not move. Punk with more clotheslines and Show does not move. Show misses a splash into the corner and Punk with a knee into the corner and he tries for the bulldog (even though Cole says he hit it) but Show pushes him away and Show with the spear.
Daniel Bryan’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Bryan screams NO as he goes around the ring and he says that he deserves to be in the WWE Title match while Show hits a side slam and gets a near fall. Show climbs the turnbuckles but Punk kicks him in the back of the leg and hits a springboard clothesline for a near fall. Bryan punches Punk and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: CM Punk by disqualification
After the match, Bryan puts Punk in the No Lock while Show watches and he drops an elbow to the back.
John Cena comes out and Cena goes after Show and he clotheslines Show over the top rope to the floor. Cena with a back body drop that sends Bryan over the top rope to the floor.
Punk gets up and he looks at Cena.
AJ Lee’s music plays and she skips to the ring as any good General Manager should. AJ tells Daniel that he is clearly working through his anger management issues. Daniel will be teaming with the Big Show later to face CM Punk and John Cena.
Punk and Cena discuss their difference while AJ skips to the back.
We go to commercial.
We are back and JTG is in the back with Kaitlyn and he is angry that the most fly man in WWE cannot get in a match. He says that it is crazy. AJ walks by and she wants to know if JTG is saying that she is not doing a good job as General Manager. If JTG wants to compete so badly, he can go to the ring because she will find an opponent for him.
AJ tells Kaitlyn that she knows they have had some differences but she asks Kaitlyn if she is unstable. Kaitlyn says that unstable isn’t a word that she would call AJ.
JTG makes his way to the ring and Michael Cole mentions JTG’s comments on Twitter from last week.
Match Number Two: JTG versus Ryback
They lock up and Ryback sends JTG into the turnbuckles. JTG retreats to the ropes when Ryback goes after him. JTG wants the referee to warn Ryback. JTG with kicks and punches to Ryback. Ryback with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex and he hits a running boot to the chest. Ryback slams JTG’s head into the mat and then he hits a power bomb and sets for the lariat and he hits it. Ryback with the marching muscle buster for the three count.
Michael Cole mentions ‘RawActive’ and he says that we get to choose who Roddy Piper’s guest on Piper’s Pit will be. The choices are Chris Jericho, Miz, or Dolph Ziggler.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we are told that Santino Marella will be facing Antonio Cesaro for the United States Title on the YouTube Pre Show.
Roddy Piper is in the locker room and he says that he doesn’t know who his guest will be. He wants to know who everyone is picking. We see Shawn Michaels and he is deep in thought. Roddy says that he would be intimidated if he had to fight Brock Lesnar.
Shawn has a phone call and he wonders where Hunter is. Shawn says that he needs to be here tonight because it is not his fight. He tells Shawn that he needs to be there now and not later.
Heath Slater is in the ring and he says that he is the One Man Band . . . BABY. He says tonight everything is going to change because he is going to turn it around.
Match Number Three: Heath Slater versus R Truth (with Little Jimmy)
They lock up and Slater backs Truth into the corner but Truth moves and he punches Slater. Truth with a hip toss and he wants to know What’s Up. Truth with a split and then he tries for the spinning leg drop but Slater moves out of the way before Truth can hit the move. Slater with a punch and neck breaker for a near fall. Slater with kicks to Truth and he plays some air guitar.
Slater with a reverse chin lock. Slater with an Irish whip but he misses a splash into the corner. Truth with a clothesline followed by Little Jimmy for the three count.
Winner: R Truth
After the match, the music for the Prime Time Players plays and they make their way to the ring and Truth fights them off for a moment but Titus with a boot to Truth’s head and then Young punches Truth. Kofi is not in the building tonight and Young and Titus continue the attack and Titus hits Clash of the Titus.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we take a look at Mark Henry’s trip to London during the 2012 Olympics and some of his Touts and photos.
We are told that Pauly D is the Social Media Ambassador for tonight’s Raw. Michael Cole reads off some of Pauly’s Tweets.
Michael mentions that the match between Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio is no longer taking place and we see the footage from Smackdown and Booker T’s comments after the show.
We get Alberto Del Rio’s Tout about what happened. He says that he has a contract and we will see what happens on Friday night.
Match Number Four: Sin Cara versus Tensai (with Sakamoto)
Cara with kicks but Tensai with a punch. Cara tries for a rana and then a sunset flip but Tensai does not go down. Tensai with a shoulder tackle and then he puts Cara in the corner. Tensai goes for the Vader Bomb but Cara moves out of the way. Cara goes up top and hits a Swanton and he kicks Sakamoto. Cara with a rana that sends Tensai into Sakamoto. Cara with an enzuigiri and tornado DDT for the three count.
Winner: Sin Cara
After the match, Tensai takes out his frustrations on Sakamoto with a Baldo Bomb and back senton.
Shawn Michaels is in the back and he is asking a production assistant if he sees ‘him’. Shawn walks through the back and we go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for Piper’s Pit. Remember that your options for his guest are Miz, Chris Jericho, or Dolph Ziggler.
Roddy says that he has some catching up to do. He asks about Ziggler having Money in the Bank but says that Jericho cannot win the big one. Miz is a movie star? Now we have Raw Interactive so when he changes the questions, they change the answers.
Roddy’s guest tonight will be Chris Jericho.
Roddy points out that the people are cheering for him because the last time he saw Jericho, Mickey Rourke punched his lights out. Chris reminds Piper that he knocked out Piper’s lights along with two other Hall of Famers at Wrestlemania.
Jericho says that he is excited to be on Piper’s Pit and he thanks the people for making it possible.
Piper says that they have something in common. He says that people started cheering him when he was fighting Mr. T. Now the people are cheering for him to beat Dolph Ziggler because Ziggler says that Jericho cannot win the big ones any more.
Piper says that he knows how Jericho feels and he knows Jericho’s dad. He says that Jericho’s dad wasn’t a quitter and he won the big one. He says that he doesn’t care what Dolph or the Miz has to say, it is all about the little kid in the crowd who is cheering for him.
Vickie Guerrero comes out and she lets out a series of Excuse Mes. Vickie introduces the man who will humiliate Chris Jericho on Sunday at SummerSlam . . . Dolph Ziggler.
Ziggler says that he cannot believe this. He wants to know how long Piper has been doing this same, tired routine. He says that it is not fun, groundbreaking, or nostalgic. He calls Piper sad.
Piper comments on the color of Dolph’s shirt.
Ziggler tells Chris to pay close attention to this deranged individual because that is where he is going. How many failed comebacks will it take to realize that he cannot get it done any more? After he beats Jericho on Sunday, he wants Chris to take his obnoxious light up jacket and hang it with Piper’s kilt because he has lost it.
Jericho comments on Dolph’s hair and then he tells Vickie to SHUT THE HELL UP.
Jericho says that he has not forgotten the slap from Vickie last week on Smackdown. He tells everyone that he will prove Ziggy wrong and he will defeat him on Sunday. He will never eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeever go back on that agayne.
Miz’s music plays and he comes out and he throws out a few reallys on the way to the ring. He might not be the best of friends with Ziggler, but they can win the big ones. Ziggler won Money in the Bank while Miz reminds us that he won the main event of Wrestlemania 27 and then three weeks ago, he won the Intercontinental Championship.
He does not care what the fans voted for because he is taking over this show. He tells Dolph he can be his guest while Piper and Jericho can get the hell out of his ring.
Piper tells Miz no and then Jericho attacks Miz and Ziggler. Jericho sends Miz to the floor and he does the same to Ziggler.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Miz versus Dolph Ziggler versus Chris Jericho
Ziggler goes after Jericho but Chris with punches. Jericho with an elbow to Miz and punches to Ziggler. Jericho with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner followed by a belly-to-back suplex. Jericho with a drop kick to Ziggler that sends Dolph to the floor. Jericho with a snap mare to Miz and a kick to the back. Jericho with a suplex to Miz for a near fall.
Jericho with a chop to Miz that sends him to the mat. Jericho with a kick but Ziggler trips Jericho. Ziggler with kicks to Jericho and Miz watches. Miz takes his turn kicking Jericho. Miz holds Jericho for Ziggler to punch him. Ziggler holds Jericho for MIz and Miz with a boot to the midsection.
Miz chokes Jericho in the ropes but Jericho with a chop to Miz. Miz hits Jericho from behind and then Miz and Ziggler with a double suplex to Jericho. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop to Jericho. He hits a second leaping elbow drop and Miz breaks up the cover. Miz and Ziggler argue a little and that allows Jericho to recover and he pushes Ziggler into Miz. Jericho sends Miz over the top rope to the floor. Jericho back body drops Ziggler to the floor. Jericho with a pescado onto Miz and Ziggler and then he gets on the announce table and poses. Jericho drops the cover of the announce table onto Miz and Ziggler.
Jericho with a kick to Miz but Ziggler knocks Jericho off the apron and into the announce table as we go to commercial.
We are back and Miz with a rear chin lock on Jericho while Ziggler is still down on the floor. Jericho gets back to his feet and he connects with an elbow. Miz with a knee to Jericho. Miz chokes Jericho and then he slingshots Jericho’s throat into the rope. Miz knocks Dolph off the apron and gets a near fall on Jericho.
Miz works on Jericho’s back and then he applies another rear chin lock. Jericho with an elbow to the midsection followed by a chop. Miz with an Irish whip and he misses the Awesome Clothesline when Jericho moves out of the corner. Jericho with a shoulder tackle or two. Jericho with a springboard drop kick that knocks Ziggler off the apron. Jericho with a kick and bulldog to Miz.
Jericho with the Lionsault and he gets a near fall but he sees Ziggler coming back into the ring and he takes care of Ziggler. Miz is crotched on the top rope and then Jericho pulls Miz up for a superplex. Ziggler gets under Jericho for the Tower of Doom and all three men are down.
Ziggler gets a near fall on Jericho but Jericho with a crucifix for a near fall. Ziggler with a Fameasser on Jericho but Jericho kicks out at two. Ziggler waits for Jericho to get up for the Zig Zag but Miz comes from behind and hits the Skull Crushing Finale on Ziggler. Jericho breaks up the cover and then he punches Miz. Miz tries for the Reality Check but Jericho counters and tries for the Walls of Jericho. Miz powers through. Miz with a boot to Jericho. Ziggler takes care of Miz but Jericho with a Codebreaker on Ziggler. Vickie puts Ziggler’s foot on the ropes to stop the ref’s count.
Jericho looks at Vickie and she has something to say to him. Miz with a rollup for a near fall. Miz tries for the Skull Crushing Finale but Jericho drops down and he puts Miz in the Walls of Jericho. Miz taps but Vickie distracts the referee. Ziggler with a Zig Zag on Jericho for the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
CM Punk is stretching in the back and Eve Torres stops by and she congratulates him. Punk wants to know what Eve is talking about. She congratulates him on the new CM Punk. He says that there is no new CM Punk. He is the same guy he has always been. He has been undefeated for nine months. All he has done is fight for respect.
Eve says that no one believes that, especially Cena.
Punk says that he will tell Cena himself right now.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we take a look at some of Pauly D’s tweets.
We are at the halfway point of the show so it is time for a recap of what we saw earlier tonight.
Shawn Michaels is walking in the back and he is careful looking around every corner. He stops by catering and John Cena taps him on the shoulder and it startles him a bit. Shawn says that he is a bit distracted.
Cena turns around and sees his tag team partner. Cena wants to know if Punk will stab him in the back.
Punk says that Cena accused him of being ‘that guy’ but that is not who he is. Being champion means everything to him. Punk says that he does not like a Triple Threat Match. He will not stab Cena in the back. He will do everything in his power to make sure that Cena or Show will not walk out of SummerSlam as the WWE Champion. He is the best in the world and in the end, it will all be about him.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for another Wade Barrett video package. He talks about being brought into a world of lies and illusions where things were easy and civilized. Wade says that he could not live the lie because he could not escape the truth. He says that life is pain. He says that the Barrage has just begun.
Match Number Six: Layla El and Kaitlyn versus Eve Torres and Beth Phoenix
Beth and Layla start things off and Beth with a kick and then she gets Layla pressed above her head. Layla with a sunset flip for a near fall. Beth with a kick and she runs Layla into the corner. Eve tags in and she connects with a forearm. Layla with a rollup for a near fall. Layla with a cross body for a near fall. Layla with a side head lock.
Layla dances and hits a leaping butt splash to the head. Eve is distracted by Kaitlyn and Layla with a clothesline for a near fall. Kaitlyn tags in and she hits a back breaker and gets a near fall. Kaitlyn with a kick to the midsection and a bridge for a near fall. Eve with an Irish whip into the corner but Kaitlyn with an elbow. Eve pulls Kaitlyn off the turnbuckles and she punches Kaitlyn.
Eve gets a near fall. Beth tags in and kicks Kaitlyn in the abdomen. Beth with another kick to the midsection and she chokes Kaitlyn with her boot. Beth with an Irish whip and then she knocks Layla off the apron. Eve chokes Kaitlyn while the referee deals with Layla. Beth runs into a boot from Kaitlyn and Kaitlyn with forearms.
Beth with a back breaker but Kaitlyn gets to her feet and she sends Beth into Eve and Kaitlyn with a rollup for the three count.
Winners: Layla El and Kaitlyn
We go to a video package showing why we are having Triple H versus Brock Lesnar on Sunday.
We go to the parking garage for the arena and Triple H is still not at the arena.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Seven: John Cena and CM Punk versus Big Show and Daniel Bryan
Cena and Bryan start things off and they lock up and Cena with a side head lock. Cena with a shoulder tackle and Punk tags himself in and he pulls the bottom ropes apart for Punk to go to the apron. They lock up and Punk with a side head lock and take down. Punk with a shoulder tackle and hip toss. Cena tags himself back into the match.
Bryan tells Show ‘NO’ when Show wants to tag in. They lock up and Bryan with a side head lock and Cena with a hip toss and drop kick. Show tags in and he kicks a charging Cena and connects with a head butt. Show with a punch to the midsection followed by another head butt. Show with a hard Irish whip. Cena punches Show and tries for a flying shoulder tackle but he bounces off Show.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Cena is struggling to get up in the corner as Show waits for him to get up. Show with a running butt splash into the corner. Cena with kicks and punches but Show with a bear hug. Bryan tags in and he tells Show to get out of the ring. Bryan sets for the running drop kick into the corner and Cena is able to move out of the way. Cena is inches from Punk and Punk tags in and hits the springboard clothesline followed by another clothesline and neck breaker but Show breaks up the cover.
Punk crawls to make the tag but Cena is not in the corner. Bryan pulls Punk into his corner and Show tags in. Show with a head butt and punch to the midsection. Show with the shhhh chop against the ropes. Punk with punches and forearms to Show but Show returns to the bear hug, this time on Punk.
Punk with elbows to the head and he gets to his feet and then he gets out of the hold. Show with a back body drop that does not help the ribs. Show walks across Punk’s back and then he has something to say to his other opponent on Sunday. Punk with elbows and he knocks Bryan off the apron with a forearm. Show with a slam to Punk and he signals for the punch but Bryan tags himself in.
Bryan yells at Show and Show leaves the ring and sits down at ringside. Bryan with Kicks of No to Punk’s chest but he misses the round kick. Punk with a round kick and both men are down. Punk looks to his partner but Punk with two flying shoulder tackles followed by the Blue Thunder Bomb and then Punk looks at Cena before doing the Five Knuckle Shuffle to Bryan. Cena tags himself in and he hits the running knee to Bryan followed by the bulldog and then he signals that it is time for the Go To Sleep.
Punk takes his belt and goes home. Bryan with a rollup for a near fall. Cena with an Attitude Adjustment for the three count.
Winners: CM Punk and John Cena
After the match, Show chuckles at his partner’s performance. Show enters the ring and Punk hits Show with the title belt to make the save for Cena. Punk and Cena have a stand off in the ring and then Punk offers his hand. Cena thinks about it and he refuses. We do not have a Standoff of Honor.
Josh Mathews stops Punk in the back and he asks what happened.
Punk says that Cena went into business for himself and he says that Cena only cared about winning. Punk mentions that Cena learned a new move. Punk says that he offered his hand but Cena refused. He calls that the ultimate sign of disrespect. On Sunday, Punk says that he will show everyone what respect is.
We go to commercial.
We are back with photos from the Raw brand’s Asian tour.
Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman are in the hallway waiting for the contract signing.
Match Number Eight: Damien Sandow versus Christian
They lock up and Sandow with a forearm and Irish whip followed by shoulders in the corner. Sandow with a side Russian leg sweep and Sandow rolls through and then he hits the flourishing elbow drop. Sandow with an Irish whip but Christian with boots. Christian with punches to Sandow followed by a running forearm. Christian slingshots to the floor and punches Sandow. Christian with a flying back elbow from the turnbuckles.
Sandow rolls to the floor and Christian follows. Sandow side steps Christian and Christian goes into the ring steps. Sandow slams Christian’s head into the steps.
They return to the ring and Brodus Clay’s music plays and he limps to the ring.
Christian with a rollup for a near fall. Sandow with a straightjacket neck breaker for the three count.
Winner: Damien Sandow
Shawn Michaels continues to walk through the back and he continues to act paranoid. He turns around and Brock Lesnar is there. Brock doesn’t say anything and Shawn walks away.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Slam of the Week: Shawn Michaels’ comments about the Lesnar/Hunter match at SummerSlam and Triple H making the save for his retired best friend.
The ring is set up for the contract singing.
Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman make their way to the ring and Lesnar does the Brock Bounce before leaving the stage.
Paul has the mic and he introduces himself and he says that he is here with great humility as he stands here as the advocate for Brock Lesnar. He says that everyone has heard the news that Triple H has been experiencing flight delays.
Paul says that his client believes that story. He believes it because no one wants this match at SummerSlam more than Triple H. Triple H wants this match more than Brock wanted this match. Paul reminds us that Brock quit WWE. He says that Triple H needs this match because it is the most personal fight of his career. The honor of WWE is in his hands. His own personal dignity is in his hands. His standing in his own family is on the line when he faces a fighter with Ultimate credentials like Brock Lesnar.
Paul says that is why he stands before us with a hold harmless indemnification agreement. Paul says that he will not hold his client legally responsible for what he is going to do to Triple H. Paul says that if you are looking for a wrestling match where the better man wins, you are not going to see that. You are going to see a man suffer mercilessly at the hands of a merciless individual.
Paul says that not everyone agrees with him. One of those people was the greatest entertainer to enter the ring, Shawn Michaels. Paul asks Brock if Shawn is in the arena tonight. Brock says that Shawn is here.
Paul suggests that Shawn can come to the ring to tell Brock to his face that Triple H will beat Brock Lesnar.
Paul says that Shawn is not coming out. He says that there is no shame to be afraid of Brock Lesnar. None of Shawn’s prayers will come true when he faces the beast incarnate. Paul says that everyone from Texas has a yellow stripe up and down his spine . . .
Those are fighting words because Shawn Michaels’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Paul and Brock shake hands because it looks like their plan is working.
Shawn enters the ring but stays on the other side of the official contract signing table.
Shawn picks up the mic on the table but does not do anything.
Triple H’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Hunter removes his tie so we know that he is in fighter mode tonight.
Hunter enters the ring and he signs the contract without saying anything.
Paul tells Brock that this is just a contract signing. Brock signs the contract and tosses the contract at Hunter before leaving the ring and Bouncing in front of the announce table.
Lesnar and Heyman walk away and Hunter stares at Brock.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see footage from last week’s Smackdown. What will happen when Alberto confronts Booker T about Booker’s decision to remove Alberto from the World Title Match.
Who wants some Touts.
Hunter and Shawn are in the back and Shawn says that he has something to get off his chest. Shawn says that he has been in the ring with some of the toughest guys but Brock is on another level.
Hunter wants to know if Shawn doesn’t think he can win.
Shawn tells Hunter that he has to beat him on his own even though he will be in his corner.
We take a look back at what happened after the John Cena and CM Punk versus Big Show and Daniel Bryan match.
Matt Striker asks Show how the match at SummerSlam will be affected. Show says that Punk took a cheap shot and we will see what happens at SummerSlam.
We go to the garage and Shawn Michaels is in his car and he argues with Paul Heyman in another car. Brock Lesnar comes out of nowhere and he attacks Shawn Michaels (but we do not have any video of what Lesnar is doing to Shawn). We go to commercial.
We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of what we just didn’t see between Brock Lesnar and Shawn Michaels.
We go back to the garage and we see the damage to Shawn’s car. Charles Robinson wants to know where Shawn is. Hunter shows up and he wants to know what happened. AJ tells Hunter that Brock took Shawn.
We see Brock carrying Shawn to the ring on his shoulders. Brock puts Shawn in the ring and he bounces before entering the ring. He does the Lesnar leap to the apron. Brock picks up Shawn again and hits the F-5 on Shawn.
Shawn struggles to get to his feet and Brock applies the Kimura. Hunter comes to the ring but Heyman tells Hunter if he takes one more step, Lesnar will break his arm.
Hunter has a crisis of conscience and Brock tries to break the arm and Hunter goes to the ring and Lesnar leaves. Heyman shows fake disdain that Lesnar broke his arm.
Hunter removes his shirt and he wants a piece of Lesnar but we go to credits.