WWE Monday Night Raw
San Antonio, Texas
August 8, 2012
Commentators: Jerry Lawler & Michael Cole
Reported by: David Stephens of Wrestleview.com
Are you ready? Then stop questioning your heart and join me because it's time for Monday Night RAW!
AJ is out to kick off the show and announce some matches for tonight. Big Show v. Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan v. John Cena, and ---
CM Punk's music hits and he comes out to interrupt. He says that he is a man that lives his life with no regrets. He is man enough to know when he makes a mistake. Last week he did something that he's not proud of and he wishes that he could take back. He lost his temper so he is out here to apologize to AJ. The RAW GM does not deserve to be disrespected, just like the Champion doesn't deserve to be disrespected. He tells AJ that he is sorry.
AJ accepts the apology. Punk thanks her and says that with her responsibility as GM she will make mistakes, just like last week when she put Punk in a Triple Threat Match at Summerslam. He asks her to cancel the match as an apology. AJ admits she will make mistakes, but that match was not one of them. Her decision will stand.
Punk asks if this is her payback for him rejecting her when she proposed. Punk tells her not to be the evil RAW manager that sticks it to the guy that everyone likes. Punk wants the match canceled and this all put to bed.
Cena's music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. He says that Punk has become one of those guys who come out every week and "demands" respect. Cena says you don't demand respect, you have to earn it. *Let's go Cena, Cena sucks*. Cena says that he has to fight each and every day for respect. So, if you want to play the blame game for the Triple Threat that's on Punk. There was going to be one opponent, but Punk decided to interfere and ended up with two opponents.
Punk says that Cena has become the guy that turns a blind eye to facts. He didn't stick his nose into the match; Cena stuck his nose into Punk while he was in commentary. Cena came flying over the commentary booth. Punk was simply retaliating. Punk will not be disrespected by Cena, Big Show, or anybody. Cena tells him to yap it up for the next two weeks because after Summerslam he is not going to be the Champion.
The Big Show's music hits and he comes down to the ring. Punk complains that the two #1 Competitors have a match tonight but he doesn't. AJ replies that before Punk interrupted her, she was going to put him in a match. He asks who his opponent will be. AJ says that she doesn't know – the WWE Universe will decide. They will choose between The Miz, Kane or Rey Mysterio. That match is next!
****Commercial****CM Punk v. Rey Mysterio
They grapple on the mat until Punk finds himself whipped into the corner. He dodges a splash and goes for a cover. Rey kicks out. Punk drops a leg and tries for another cover. Rey kicks out once again. Punk locks on a headscissors. Rey escapes but gets caught in a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Rey kicks out of another cover. Punk climbs the turnbuckle, but Rey kicks him which sends him out of the ring. Rey is on the apron and leaps out with a senton.
Back from the break, Punk climbs up the ropes towards Rey. He hits a Superplex and goes for the cover. Rey kicks out. Punk locks on a body scissors. Rey kicks out and sets up for the 619! Rey connects and takes to the top rope! Punk gets his knees up just in time to counter the move. Punk lifts him up on his shoulders and hits the GTS. This match is over. Winner via GTS: CM Punk
Punk stands on the turnbuckle to gloat after the match.
# In the back, Ricardo helps Alberto Del Rio park his car.
# Del Rio and Ricardo walk into AJ's office. Rio congratulates her on her job as GM. He is glad that she hasn't made a match for him tonight and says that he knew she wouldn't do something crazy. AJ takes offense at that comment and puts him in a match, and it's next.
****Commercial****Alberto Del Rio w/ Ricardo Rodriguez v. Christian
Del Rio is fierce on the offensive at the start and throws Christian out of the ring. He tosses him into the barricade and then back into the ring. Christian kicks out of the cover. Del Rio goes to an arm bar to start to work the limb. Christian escapes and after a back and forth looks for the spear. Del Rio is ready and blocks it with a big kick. Christian tries for the Killswitch, but that too is countered. Ricardo gets in a bit of a distraction which allows Rio to knock Christian off the top rope with his boot! Rio locks on the Cross Arm Breaker and this match is over!Winner via Foreign Object: Alberto Del Rio
# Sheamus appears on the Tron and says that he has decided to become classier by upgrading his ride. He gets into Del Rio's Ferrari and rides away to take a tour of the town!
****Commercial****Randy Orton v. Big Show
They stare each other down before locking up. Orton attempts a ten count punch in the corner but Show uses his strength to throw him into the middle of the ring and hit a side slam. Show waits for him to get to his knees and then kicks him down to the mat. Orton bounces off the ropes only to get knocked to the mat. Show whips him hard towards the corner and Orton tumbles into the mat. Orton manages a scoop slam and starts to pound on the mat. Show counters an RKO attempt with a chokeslam! Orton kicks out of the cover. Show signals for another chokeslam. Orton tries to kick free but gets tossed out of the ring. Show gives him a hard chop against the commentators' booth. Orton tries for an outside RKO, but gets caught with a spear! The referee reaches the ten count and this match is over. Double Countout
Big Show tosses Orton back into the ring after the match. He signals for the Knockout Blow. Orton dodges and hits an RKO.
****Commercial****Ryback v. Hawkins & Tyler Reks
After a couple of quick tags, Ryback hits his finisher on Hawkins to quickly end another match. Winner: Ryback
****Commercial****Prime Time Players v. Epico & Primo
Titus and Primo start the match. Young quickly gets the tag and gets booted in the face. Cover, but Young kicks out. Titus gets the tag and unloads with a series of fists. He tosses Primo across the ring and tags in his partner. Young gets behind Primo and goes for a headlock. Young hits a scoop slam. Primo rolls towards the corner and tags in Epico. He this a strong clothesline followed by a dropkick. He kicks Titus off the apron and then connects with three backdrops. The Prime Time Players decide to hightail it out of the ring.
Kofi & Truth come out to the entrance ramp. Primo and Epico attack from behind. Epico throws Young back into the ring and hits a Backstabber. This match is over. Winners: Epico & Primo
Brodus Clay's music hits and a dance party looks to break out. Damien Sandow attacks him on his way to the ring.
# AJ is in her office with Daniel Bryan. She asks why he is so upset. He says maybe it has something to do with the fact that she left him at the altar. But, he is calm and knows that it is a good decision for him to face Cena tonight. HE knows that after he beats him that it the match at Summerslam for the Title will become a Four Way. AJ says that he already has a match – against Kane. He starts to scream no at her.
****Commercial****Kelly Kelly v. Eve Torres
Eve tries to escape but Kelly pulls her back into the ring. Kelly hits a Thesz press and tosses Eve into the corner. She goes for the ass shake, but Eve slides out of the ring. Kelly tosses her back in and takes to the top rope. Kelly leaps and connects with a crossbody. Eve kicks out of the cover. Eve looks for the finish but Kelly converts a hurricarana into a roll up. This match is over. Winner via Roll Up: Kelly Kelly
Shawn Michaels' music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. He goes over the fact that there are a lot of new faces in the locker room. But, one thing that everyone is talking about is the clash between Brock Lesnar and HHH at Summerslam.
Brock Lesnar's music hits. He makes his way down to the ring with Paul Heyman. Heyman has a mic and says that Lesnar is one of the baddest men on the planet today. HBK says that he isn't here to dispute the accolades of Lesnar. He knows that Lesnar is his man, but Heyman has gone places with HHH that he shouldn't have. He attacked his wife and kids. HBK says that if he has to pick between the two, he has to go with HHH.
HHH's music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. Lesnar tells him that he'll see him at Summerslam. He tells HBK that he'll see him before then. Lesnar heads out of the ring and up the ramp.
****Commercial****Dolph Ziggler v. Alex Riley
Chris Jericho joined in on commentary for this match. They lock up and Riley tries for a quick cover. Ziggler knees him in the gut and unloads with some kicks. Ziggler elbows him in the back of the head and taunts Jericho. Riley starts to fight back and hits a rollup. This match is over. Winner via Roll Up: Alex Riley
****Commercial****The Miz v. Kane
Kane hits a huge clothesline that sends Miz down to the mat. He follows up with a scoop slam and a seated dropkick. Cover, but Miz kicks out. Kane whips him hard into the corner and finished with a splash. Kane tries for another but Miz moves out of the way. Kane signals for the chokeslam and connects, this match is over. Winner via Chokeslam: Kane
Del Rio is backstage and is furious that his car is covered with branches and safety cones.
****Commercial****Daniel Bryan v. John Cena
They lock up and Bryan is pushed towards the corner. The referee makes them separate. Cena tries for a quick cover but Bryan escapes. Cena is tossed out of the ring and Bryan takes to the apron. He runs and leaps to the outside with a running knee.
Back from the break, Bryan charges at Cena in the corner. He connects with the dropkick and tries for a cover. They exchange blows back and forth before Cena launches into the 5 Moves of Doom. Bryan dodges the 5 Knuckle Shuffle and locks on a front headlock. Cena escapes and pounds him towards the corner. Cena looks for the STF but Bryan reverses into a roll up. Cover, but Cena kicks out. Bryan tries again, but again Cena kicks out. Bryan sets up for the headbutt and heads to the top rope He leaps ¾ of the way across the ring and connects. Cover, but Cena kicks out! Bryan looks baffled. Bryan is fired up and unloads with a series of kicks. Cena dodges the last attempt and locks on the STF. Bryan counters into the Yes Lock, but Cena is able to lift him up on his shoulders before the move really connects. This match is over. Winner via AA: John Cena
After the match CM Punk makes his way down to the ring. He holds his Title up in the air to show it off to Cena. Big Show runs down to the ring so Cena pushes Punk out of the way. Cena lifts Show up onto his shoulders, but Punk punches Cena in the face. Punk then walks over and puts on a headset to talk to Lawler and Cole. He says that he has tried everything to keep people from disrespecting him. He walks back into the ring, and right into a right hand from The Big Show. Cena gets to his feet and also finds himself laid out. Show lifts the Title up in the air to celebrate. David Stephens
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