WWE RAW Results – 9/3/12
This week, we begin with a look back at what happened between Jerry Lawler and CM Punk over the last few weeks.
We are live from Chicago, Illinois and your announcer is Michael ‘I am the A.J. Pierzynski of WWE’ Cole.
Michael Cole talks about the fact that we only have one announcer tonight. It is because Jerry Lawler was brawling with CM Punk in the back before the show started. Lawler and Punk had to be separated by Punk got in a few shots on Lawler and he does not appear to be in any condition to do commentary.
The World Champion Sheamus makes his way to the ring. Sheamus comments on what we have seen so far. He says that the party never ends when he is in Chicago. He says the party will end for one man . . . Alberto Del Rio. At Night of Champions . . .
CM Punk’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Punk tells Sheamus not to come out and try to talk to his hometown. Punk says that the people cannot relate to Sheamus but they can relate to him because he is from Chicago. Punk wants to know how everyone is doing.
Punk says that we saw him beating up Jerry Lawler earlier, but the cameras did not pick up Lawler attacking him. You better not miss when you go after the King of Chicago. He says that it is not bad enough that Jerry Lawler had to attack him from behind, but he has been attacking his integrity.
Last week, he took it upon himself to teach Jerry a lesson in the steel cage, until the white knight stuck his nose where it did not belong. That white knight is named John Cena. Punk says that what he did to Jerry Lawler because Lawler deserved it after he said that Punk turned his back on the WWE Universe.
Punk wants to know if he turned his back on the WWE Universe. Punk tells John Cena that he helped Jerry Lawler and that means that you agree with Jerry Lawler. If you agree with Jerry Lawler, you do not agree with him. If you do not agree with CM Punk, you are disrespecting him.
If you disrespect the WWE Champion for 288 days, then John Cena is the one who has turned his back on the WWE Universe.
Sheamus finally jumps in after listening to Punk for about five minutes. He says that he knows that we are in Punk’s home town. Sheamus says that Punk is talking about disrespect, but Punk can come out here and say that he is the best in the world, Sheamus reminds Punk that he is the World Champion. Punk interrupted him. That is the crime that the Rock committed when Rock interrupted him.
Sheamus says that the Rock had the guts to step into the ring, unlike Punk who is on the stage. Sheamus suggests that Punk come on down.
Punk says that he already beat up one goon. He has nothing to do with Sheamus. Being the World Champion makes him at best, the second best in the world. There is a pecking order and Sheamus is behind him so he tells Sheamus to shut his mouth.
Sheamus wants Punk to turn around because he is talking out of his arse so Sheamus figures that he should be looking at it.
CM Punk is now interrupted by the Raw General Manager AJ Lee and she tells Punk and Sheamus that she has an announcement. In one match, Alberto Del Rio will face John Cena. In the other main event, we will have Champion versus Champion with CM Punk facing Sheamus.
AJ skips around the ring and back up the ramp to the back.
Randy Orton is walking in the back and we go to commercial.
We are back and Vickie Guerrero says that she will address her issues with AJ Lee later tonight, but she wants to introduce Dolph Ziggler.
Match Number One: Randy Orton versus Dolph Ziggler (with Vickie Guerrero) in an In Case You Missed it on Smackdown Match
They lock up and Ziggler with a side head lock and shoulder tackle but Orton stays on his feet. Ziggler with a drop kick and then he struts. They lock up again and Orton with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Orton with another shoulder tackle and a drop kick of his own followed by a near fall. Orton stomps on Ziggler as he goes around the body. Orton with a kick to the ribs followed by a European uppercut.
Orton with an Irish whip but Ziggler floats over. Orton with a kick and a slingshot suplex for a near fall. Ziggler punches Orton but the referee pulls Ziggler out of the corner. Ziggler returns to the corner and he punches Orton. Ziggler with an Irish whip but you don’t Irish whip Orton into the corner. Orton comes out of the corner with a lariat. Orton sends Ziggler to the floor and then into the ringside barrier.
Orton with a clothesline to Ziggler and then he returns to the ring as we go to commercial.
We are back and Ziggler with punches and a head butt. Orton responds with a European uppercut and then he sends Ziggler high into the air and then Ziggler lands on his chest as he hits the mat. Orton punches Ziggler in the corner. Ziggler with a kick to the knee followed by a swinging neck breaker. Ziggler pulls Orton to the floor and he Irish whips Orton into the ringside barrier.
Ziggler picks up Orton and brings him back into the ring. Ziggler gets a near fall. Ziggler hits a leaping elbow drop to the chest for a near fall. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock on Orton and then he does a headstand and then bridges to add more pressure. Orton gets back to his feet and he punches Ziggler. Ziggler with a knee to the midsection to stop Orton. Ziggler misses a leaping elbow drop this time.
Orton and Ziggler exchange punches but Orton gets the upper hand. Orton with an Irish whip but he runs into an uppercut from Ziggler followed by a flying clothesline and Ziggler gets a near fall. Ziggler goes up top but Orton crotches Ziggler because Dolph takes too long. Orton with a European uppercut and head butt while Ziggler stays on the turnbuckle. Orton with a superplex and he gets a near fall.
Orton with two clotheslines and he avoids a clothesline from Ziggler and that means it is power slam time for Randy. Orton sends Ziggler to the apron to set for the IEDDT but Ziggler drops Orton on the top rope. Orton avoids a lariat and hits a back breaker for a near fall. Ziggler with a leaping DDT and he gets a near fall.
Ziggler sets for the Fameasser but he misses and Orton sends Ziggler to the apron for the IEDDT. Orton looks around and then he twists to the mat and he pounds it to set for the RKO. Orton tries for the RKO but Ziggler avoids it. Orton with a rollup from the corner but Ziggler counters and he gets a handful of tights to get the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
As Dolph and Vickie head to the back, The Miz makes his way to the announce table.
Miz tells us that commentary just got awesome.
We are back and Michael Cole reminds us why the Miz is in Jerry Lawler’s seat tonight.
It is time for an Anger Management Class video package. It is time for week two and everyone is back, including Harold, who makes sure to sit away from Kane and Daniel Bryan. It is time to see the anger collages. Daniels is first and he has a sheet of paper with Yes and No all over it.
Kane is the next to show his anger collage and it is a blank piece of paper. Kane is asked if he feels blank inside. Kane asks the facilitator if he wants to show how he feels inside and he forces flames to emerge from a trash can. Bryan calls him a teacher’s pet.
Sin Cara is walking in the back and he stops by to walk with his tag team partner, Rey Mysterio. We see footage from what happened after the Cody Rhodes and Rey Mysterio mask and the debut of Sin Cody.
Match Number Two: Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara versus Cody Rhodes and Tensai (with Sakamoto)
Cody and Cara start things off and he kicks Cara in the midsection. Cara with a handspring back elbow to Rhodes and we go to commercial.
We are back and Tensai sends Cara into the turnbuckles and connects with head butts. Cody tags back in and he kicks Cara until the referee warns him. Tensai with a shot on Cara while the referee is not looking. The referee is out of position for a cover by Cody and he only gets a near fall. Cody with a bow and arrow but Cara is able to escape with a lateral press and he gets a near fall.
Cody with a kick to the midsection and he goes for the mask and it is over the chin. Cody with a forearm to the head. Cody tags Tensai back in and then he hits a short arm clothesline. Tensai with an uppercut and slam. Tensai with a nerve hold. Tensai runs into boots from Cara and Cara with a drop kick. Rhodes tags in and Cara sends Rhodes into the ropes and Rey tags in. Rey with a kick and then he hits a head scissors. Rey is sent to the apron but Rey with a shoulder.
Rey goes up top for a seated senton splash but he can only get a two count. Cody with a rollup after Rey misses a kick. Rey with a kick and he gets a near fall. Tensai breaks up the cover and he gets Rey up for a back breaker but Rey escapes and he drop kicks Tensai into the ropes and Rey with the 619. Cara with a missile drop kick.
Cody with a gourdbuster to Rey for a near fall. Rey with a rana that sends Cody into the ropes and Rey with a 619. Cara is tagged in and Cara with a Swanton for the three count.
Winners: Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara
Rey and Sin Cara celebrate in the ring.
It is time for part two of Anger Manager Two: The Wrath of Someone in the Group.
It is time to work on some trust issues but Bryan and Kane are not participating in the circle.
The doctor wants Bryan and Kane to demonstrate but they are hesitant to do it. He wants Daniel to fall backwards for Kane to catch him and Kane doesn’t really want to catch him. Bryan says that he trusts Kane and Kane catches Bryan. I think we have a breakthrough. It is time for phase two so they will be working together to catch Harold.
Harold remembers what happened last session and he doesn’t want to do it. Harold falls back and Bryan and Kane let him fall. Bryan and Kane ask each other if they were not going to catch Harold. Bryan says that he finally understands Kane.
Match Number Three: Sheamus versus CM Punk in a Champion versus Champion Non Title Match
Punk is not dressed to wrestle and he gets a mic and mentions Sweet Home Chicago. Punk says that Sheamus doesn’t know a lot about his city. These people respect him and his decisions. They get him and understand that a WWE Champion versus a World Champion is nothing less than a Wrestlemania Main Event. They understand that CM Punk is a main event wrestler. They respect the fact that you don’t bring out CM Punk in the 8:00 hour and say that he is from Chicago.
Punk says that it is Labor Day so there are probably people who are taking the day off of work. They are going to respect that Punk is doing the same thing.
Sheamus takes the mic and he says that CM Punk is disrespecting the people in the building for walking away. They want to see this match.
CM Punk is walking in the back and he is about to leave the building but AJ stops him because he has a match. Punk tells AJ to check his contract because he has some personal days.
Matt Striker stops by and asks AJ what she is going to do about the main event. AJ wants to know who he is. AJ tells whoever to tell Sheamus to stay in the ring because she will find an opponent for him.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Alberto Del Rio comes to the ring with Ricardo Rodriguez.
Jack Swagger now makes his way to the ring.
Match Number Three (Take Two): Sheamus versus Jack Swagger in a Champion versus Former Champion Non Title Match
They lock up and Swagger with a clean break followed by a waist lock. Sheamus with a side head lock and shoulder tackle for a near fall. Swagger with shoulders in the corner but Sheamus with an Irish whip and he is sent to the apron. Sheamus with a flying shoulder tackle from the turnbuckles for a near fall.
Swagger with a kick and then he dives for the knee and gets a near fall. Swagger punches Sheamus in the corner. Swagger with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot from Sheamus followed by double sledges. Sheamus with a shoulder int eh corner but he misses a running knee lift. Swagger tries for the Doctor Bomb but Sheamus escapes. Sheamus tries for White Noise but Swagger escapes and hits a Swagger Bomb for a near fall.
Sheamus with a knee lift and a Cloverleaf and Swagger taps out.
After the match, we get a stare down between the two men who will meet for the World Title. Ricardo tries to distract Sheamus and Del Rio goes into the ring and he takes Sheamus down. Sheamus with punches and Ricardo hits Sheamus from behind but Sheamus sends Ricardo into the turnbuckles. Sheamus with White Noise to Del Rio and then he sets for the Brogue Kick. Rodriguez gets in the way to save Del Rio and Rodriguez is down.
We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of Alberto Del Rio’s post match attack on Sheamus. We then see the heinous Brogue Kick to Ricardo Rodriguez. We see footage from the commercial break when Ricardo regained consciousness.
We have a WWE Rewind to see how Kaitlyn earned her title match against Layla.
Layla makes her way to the announce table.
Match Number Four: Eve Torres versus Kaitlyn
They lock up and Eve with a waist lock but Kaitlyn with a standing switch. Kaitlyn with a cross body for a near fall. Kaitlyn with a side head lock but Eve with elbows. Kaitlyn blocks a hip toss and she connects with a hip toss of her own. Kaitlyn with a forearm but Eve fires back with a forearm. Eve takes Kaitlyn to the mat and the referee tries to break things up.
Eve wants to bring back some honor to the match and she offers her hand and Kaitlyn complies. Eve works on the wrist but Kaitlyn with an elbow. Eve with a drop toe hold into a front face lock. Eve with a side head lock take down while Miz and Layla argue at the announce table.
Eve with a side head lock but Kaitlyn with forearms. Eve with a knee and the referee checks on Kaitlyn. Eve is afraid that she might have hurt Kaitlyn and she waits for Kaitlyn to get to her feet. Eve with a kick and hits Roll the Dice for the three count.
Winner: Eve Torres
After the match, Eve checks on Kaitlyn and shakes her hand because they are Divas of Honor.
Eve goes over to Layla at the announce table and she has something to say to Layla. She offers her hand to Layla and Layla is told by Miz to shake her hand. Layla shakes her hand and we have a stare down of honor.
Jack Swagger is walking in the back and he looks dejected. AJ wants to know where Jack is going. Jack says that he is taking some extended time off. He says that he is better than this. AJ does not want Jack to leave. Brock Lesnar, Chris Jericho, and CM Punk have left her. Everyone is leaving her.
Jack says that he is sorry and he leaves as we go to commercial.
We are back with the third part of Session Two of Anger Management Week 2.
The doctor says that he is most proud of Daniel and Kane as graduates of Anger Management. Daniel says that the doctor has taught him so much. He has an anger problem and he will give Kane a rematch of their SummerSlam match that he beat him in. Kane thanks Daniel and he looks forward to that match some day and he will try not to eviscerate him.
Bryan says that you cannot eviscerate when you tap out. Kane says that he can make it so Bryan cannot physically leave the room.
Harold tells them to calm down and they yell at Harold. Everyone else leaves while Kane and Bryan have a little confab.
Kane grabs Bryan by the throat and the doctor yells at them for not learning anything.
Michael Cole makes an announcement that it is up to the WWE Universe to determine the fate of Daniel Bryan and Kane. You can decide if you want to them to be in a singles match, a tag match, or a hugging session tonight on Raw.
Matt Striker asks Alberto Del Rio for an update on Ricardo Rodriguez. David Otunga emerges with a super duper sized travel mug and he tells Matt that on behalf of his client, he has no comment.
We go to commercial so David can get a refill.
We are back and we get an update on Dwayne Johnson’s crime fighting skills on the set of Fast and Furious 6.
Match Number Five: Jinder Mahal versus Ryback
They lock up and Ryback with a biel across the ring but Mahal with a knee and double sledge. Mahal with forearms as he works on the arm. Mahal with a knee and forearms. Mahal with a knee but Ryback with a kick and forearm. Ryback sends Mahal into the corner and Mahal with boots to Ryback. Mahal with a shoulder tackle from the turnbuckles for a near fall.
Mahal with forearms but Ryback with a slam and back body drop. Ryback picks up Mahal for a power bomb and then the arms go up and down to set up for the lariat. Ryback with the marching Muscle Buster for the three count.
Michael Cole mentions the new WWE app and Miz is looking at his page.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Matt Striker knocks on AJ Lee’s office door and he asks AJ about things falling apart and what she is going to do about it. AJ tells Matt to tell Alberto Del Rio and John Cena that their match is Falls Count Anywhere.
Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring.
Kane is the next man to come to the ring as we await the decision of the WWE Universe. Will we get a singles match, tag team match, or a hug.
We see footage from Smackdown when Kane apologized to Josh Mathews and then choke slammed him.
We have a referee in the ring and it is time to find out the result of the Twitter Poll.
The winner of the poll is Hug with 55 percent of the vote. Tag Team was in second and the singles match finished last.
Daniel Bryan must have remembered what happened the last time that he hugged another man in the ring and he does not want to do it. They approach the center of the ring but they back up. Miz points out that it is funny that they need a referee to officiate the hug.
Miz discusses what constitutes a hug to determine if Bryan and Kane do hug. Bryan is the first to initiate contact and he yells at Kane for not hugging him. Kane hugs back and Miz wonders if it was an official hug.
Bryan is ready for the double reciprocal hug to make 55% of the WWE Universe happy with their selection. We have huggage.
Bryan and Kane shake hands to cement the honor of this hug.
Kane with a slap to the shoulder because he thinks they are best friends. Bryan slaps back but not in a friendly way. Kane slaps back. Bryan pushes Kane and Kane pushes back. Bryan takes a deep breath and he pushes Kane again. Kane pushes Bryan. Bryan with a pie face and Kane misses a clothesline.
Bryan kicks Kane but Kane with a big boot. Kane goes after Bryan but Bryan pulls down the ropes and Kane goes to the floor. Bryan comes off the apron but Kane with an uppercut. Kane runs Bryan’s back into the apron and then the ringside barrier. Kane with an Irish whip into the ringside barrier and then Kane gets a chair and hits Bryan in the midsection with it.
They return to the ring and Kane grabs Bryan by the throat and hits a choke slam. Kane puts the chair around Bryan’s neck and he goes up top.
Referees come to the ring to try to stop Kane. Bryan hits Kane with the chair and Kane falls into the ring. Bryan leaves the ring.
We go to commercial with Santino Marella power walking in the back.
We go to the Goldman Box for Antonio Cesaro’s Five Languages Lesson and the word is success.
Match Number Six: Antonio Cesaro (with Aksana) versus Santino Marella in a United States Title Match
Santino with a hip toss and diving head butt and then he pulls out the sock puppet but Aksana gets on the apron and the puppet goes away. Santino hits Cesaro but it does not have the same effect. Cesaro with head butts to the chest and then he applies a reverse chin lock. Cesaro with a dead lift side salto and then Cesaro stomps on the puppet.
Cesaro with a European uppercut and a short arm clothesline. Cesaro with a second short arm clothesline. Santino avoids a third one and Santino grabs the puppet and he kicks Cesaro out of the ring.
Cesaro hits Santino from behind and then hits the Gotch Style Neutralizer to get the three count.
Winner: Antonio Cesaro
We go to commercial.
Match Number Seven: Heath Slater versus Zack Ryder
Slater with a waist lock into a side head lock. Slater with a shoulder tackle but Ryder with a flapjack for a near fall. Slater with a punch to Ryder followed by kicks to the head. Ryder with punches but Slater with an Irish whip to the sternum followed by a neck breaker for a near fall. Slater with elbows to the chest and then Slater with some air guitar and Tommy Solomon dancing before he hits an elbow drop and gets a near fall.
Slater with a reverse chin lock. Slater runs Ryder into the turnbuckles and he punches and kicks Ryder until the referee pulls him out of the corner. Ryder gets his knee up and then he hits a missile drop kick. Ryder with a running forearm and it is time for the Broski Boot. Slater avoids the Rough Ryder and he punches and kicks Ryder.
Ryder with an X Factor followed by the Rough Ryder for the three count.
Winner: Zack Ryder
After the match, Vickie Guerrero comes out and she says that she told us earlier that she was going to deal with some personal issues that she has with AJ Lee. Vickie says that she is not leaving this ring until AJ comes out so she can give AJ a piece of her mind. Vickie sits in the center of the ring and we go to commercial.
We are back and Vickie is still in the ring and she reminds us why she is holding this protest. She reminds us that two weeks ago, AJ put Dolph’s Money in the Bank Contract on the line (even though Dolph won the match). Then we see what AJ did to Vickie last week on Raw.
Vickie says that it is clear that AJ is losing control of her show. If AJ won’t come to chat with her, she will chat with AJ.
Vickie tells the empty chair that AJ has not lived up to her promises.
AJ comes to the ring and she is not in a skipping mood.
AJ tells Vickie that she got off the phone with the WWE Board of Directors. Her actions have been inappropriate or juvenile. She is not to put her hands on any superstar, manager, or anyone else again. AJ apologizes to Vickie.
Vickie says that is so touching. She wants to know if AJ is apologizing because she is an inept General Manager or is she apologizing to Vickie.
Vickie says that she is demanding that AJ apologize to her right now.
AJ thinks about it and she tells Vickie that she is sorry. Vickie says that was pathetic and she wants it to mean something.
AJ tells Vickie that she apologizes. Vickie slaps AJ and AJ wants to respond but Vickie reminds AJ that she can’t touch her.
Vickie slaps AJ again and leaves the ring while laughing and skipping to the back.
AJ throws the mic down and then she throws Vickie’s protest chair away. AJ slams the chair to the mat and she screams before throwing the chair up the ramp.
We go to commercial.
We are back and in case you missed the first segment of the show, we see why Jerry Lawler has been replaced by Miz this week. Then we see the start of CM Punk’s Day Off.
Miz says that Jerry Lawler is right that CM Punk turned his back on the WWE Universe.
It is time to run through the matches announced for Night of Champions.
We find out that David Otunga will address the legal action that he will be initiating on behalf of Ricardo Rodriguez on Friday’s Smackdown.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Eight: John Cena versus Alberto Del Rio in a Falls Count Anywhere Match
The match is joined in progress and Del Rio with a back breaker for a near fall. Del Rio with a slam and he gets a near fall. Del Rio with a rear chin lock. Cena punches Del Rio and kicks him. They each go for clotheslines and they go down. Cena misses a punch and Del Rio with a lungblower for a near fall.
Del Rio kicks Cena and goes up top. Cena meets Del Rio with a drop kick and both men are down in this Falls Count Anywhere Match that has stayed exclusively in the ring. Cena with the two flying shoulder tackles and then he hits the Blue Thunder Bomb. Cena signals for the Five Knuckle Shuffle and he hits it. Cena gets Del Rio up on his shoulders but Del Rio goes to the apron and he drops Cena on the top rope.
They go to the floor and Cena gets Irish whipped into the ring steps. Del Rio leaps onto Cena’s chest. Del Rio sends Cena into the ringside barrier. Cena sends Del Rio towards the steps but Del Rio goes over the steps. Cena uses the steps to hit a flying shoulder and he gets a near fall.
Cena rearranges the announce table but Del Rio hits a step up enzuigiri and he gets a near fall. Del Rio kicks Cena and then he tries to suplex Cena through the table but Cena gets Del Rio up on his shoulders. Cena gets sent into the ring post. Del Rio gets a chair but Cena moves and Del Rio hits the post. Cena sends Del Rio over the ringside barrier and into the crowd.
Cena pulls the ring steps to the announce table. Cena sends Del Rio into the ringside barrier and then he gets Del Rio on his shoulders and he climbs the steps next to the announce table. Del Rio with elbows and he hits a belly-to-back suplex through the table and Del Rio gets a near fall.
Del Rio rolls Cena back into the ring and Del Rio takes the mic. Del Rio tells Cena that he is beneath him. Del Rio spits on Cena. Del Rio says that the entire WWE roster is beneath him. Chicago is beneath him. Del Rio says that he is going to break Cena’s arm. Del Rio floats over into the cross arm breaker but Cena rolls through and applies the STF. Del Rio hits Cena with the microphone.
Del Rio charges at Cena but Cena moves and Del Rio goes through the ropes and Del Rio goes to the floor. Del Rio punches Cena and then head butts him. Del Rio with a suplex onto the ramp. Del Rio can only get a two count. Del Rio with a forearm to the back from the ramp. They fight towards Del Rio’s car. Cena sends Del Rio’s head into the stage. Cena looks at the car and he takes a speaker and he tries to hit Del Rio but Del Rio kicks Cena in the leg.
Del Rio punches Cena and they fight to the back. Cena with kicks to Del Rio and then Cena throws a trash can at Del Rio but the throw goes over Del Rio’s head and Cena is charged with an error. Cena sends Del Rio through the curtain behind the interview area. Del Rio with a kick and head butt to Cena. Del Rio tries for the float over but Cena escapes. Cena with an Attitude Adjustment on the cases. Punk attacks Cena and then he puts Del Rio on top of Cena and Del Rio gets the three count.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, Punk picks up Cena and drops him on the hood of his car. Punk tells Cena ‘Respect’ and then he holds up the title belt before he is driven out of the arena . . . by Paul Heyman.
We go to credits.