WWE Monday Night Raw
August 13, 2012
Commentators: Jerry Lawler and 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!
Justin Roberts is in the ring and introduces the WWE Champion CM Punk. CM Punk v. Big Show
Punk is kicked back towards the corner before spinning out and changing the momentum. Show quickly stops this with a chop to the gut. Punk's head is placed against the second rope as Show chokes him. Show places him in the corner, tells the crowd to shush, and chops him hard across the chest. Punk falls to the mat as Show steps on his back and then skull. Punk gets to his feet and hits a dropkick that briefly staggers Show. Show shakes it off and hits a headbutt which he follows with a scoop slam. Punk again gets to his feet and hits a couple of clotheslines. Show falls back towards the corner and Punk hits him with a high knee. Punk backs up to connect again, but Show hits him with a spear.
Daniel Bryan's music hits and he makes his way down to the ringside area. He is screaming that he demands to be in the main event at Summerslam.
Back in the ring, Show hits a side slam. He climbs to the second rope, but Punk knocks him down. Punk catapults into the ring and goes for a cover. Show kicks out. Bryan climbs into the ring and attacks Punk, placing him in the Yes Lock. The referee calls for the bell. Winner via DQ: CM Punk
Show attacks Punk as Bryan helps him along. John Cena runs down to make the save! Bryan is sent crashing to the outside. Punk and Cena awkwardly look at each other in the ring.
AJ's music hits and she comes down to the ring. She announces Bryan & Big Show v. Punk & Cena for tonight's main event!
# JTG is in the back with Kaitlyn. He is complaining that he doesn't get any time on the show despite it being three hours. He calls it crazy. AJ walks into the shot and asks what he just said. She asks if he is trying to say that she is a bad GM. She says if he wants to compete so badly then he will get a match tonight. JTG walks away. AJ turns her attention to Kaitlyn. She wants to make sure she doesn't think she is unstable. Kaitlyn assures her that that's not the case. JTG v. Ryback
JTG tries to keep away from Ryback's grasp but it is for naught. JTG punches him in the face before getting hit with a belly to belly suplex. Ryback lifts him high in the air and hits a harsh Powerbomb. Ryback leads the crowd in a feed me more chant. He hits his finisher and this match is over. Winner via Goosestep Samoan Drop: Ryback
# Piper is in the back talking to Shawn Michaels and asks if he is picking his guest for the pit tonight. A vote was put out on Twitter. HBK is preoccupied and is on the phone. Whoever he is talking to can't make RAW tonight.
Heath Slater is in the ring and says that things are about to change because he is going to turn it all around.
R-Truth's music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. Heath Slater v. R-Truth
Truth pushes him towards the ropes and hits a couple punches before laying him out with a clothesline. Truth tries for a leg drop but Slater moved out of the way. Slater comes back with a neckbreaker. Slater plays a little air guitar and then locks on a rear headlock. Truth dodges a splash and hits a clothesline. He hits a face plant. Cover attempt, and this match is over! Winner via The Power of Little Jimmy: R-Truth
The Prime Time Players sans the fired AW come down to the ring. They attack Truth and leave him laid out in the ring.
****Commercial****Sin Cara v. Tensai
Cara flips over top of Tensai but is pulled forward. He hits a couple of kicks, but Tensai throws him across the ring. Tensai jumps from the second rope but Cara moves out of the way. Cara hits a senton before following up with a heel kick. He leaps from the second rope with a DDT. This match is over!Winner via DDT: Sin Cara
# Shawn Michaels is in the back and asks someone if they've seen "him".
Jerry Lawler is in the ring with Roddy Piper. He is awaiting the results for the Twitter voting. Piper goes on a delusional rant. The winner is... Chris Jericho! Piper's Pit
Chris Jericho has a ridiculous looking haircut. He says that he is excited to be here on Piper's Pit for the first time ever. Piper says that they do have something in common. One day the fans started to cheer for Piper, and now they cheer Jericho. Piper says that he has to win and prove that he can win the big one. Piper goes off and points to a child in the crowd and says he is supporting Jericho.
Vickie Guerrero comes out to interrupt and walks down to the ring with Dolph Ziggler. Piper makes fun of the fact that Ziggler wears Pink. Ziggler addresses Jericho and asks him how many failed comebacks it is going to take for him to realize that he just can't do it anymore. He tells him to take his light up jacket and hang it with Piper's kilt because he is finished. Vickie starts to say something, so Jericho tells her to shut the hell up. He says he is going to prove him wrong and win the big one on Sunday.
The Miz's music hits and he comes out to do his really shtick. He says that Dolph and him aren't the best of friends but they can both win the big ones. Ziggler won the MitB and Miz won the main event of Wrestlemania and just three weeks ago won the Intercontinental Championship. HE doesn't care who the fans voted for because he is going to take over this show. Ziggler can be his guest. Piper and Jericho need to get out of the ring. Jericho attacks! He tosses Miz and then Dolph out of the ring. He and Piper celebrate as we go to commercial.
****Commercial****Chris Jericho v. The Miz v. Dolph Ziggler
Miz and Ziggler go after Jericho at the start. Chris hits a slam on Ziggler before kicking Miz in the back several times. He follows it up with a vertical suplex. Cover, but Miz kicks out. Ziggler gets in a shot from the apron. He starts to stomp on the chest of Jericho. Miz joins him. Ziggler punches him in the gut before holding his arms back. Miz kicks him in the gut. Chris tries to fight back but the numbers game proves too much. Ziggler drops an elbow, followed by a second. Ziggler goes for the cover but Miz pulls him off. They start to argue. Jericho takes advantage and throws both men out of the ring. Jericho catapults himself over with a crossbody! He tosses Ziggler back into the ring and then climbs up onto the apron. Miz tries to pull him but Jericho kicks him back. Ziggler hip checks Jericho which sends him flying into the commentator's booth.
Miz is behind Jericho with a rear headlock! Jericho starts to fight back but gets a knee to the midsection. Miz goes for the cover, but Jericho kicks out. Miz gets on top of Jericho and starts to goad him. Miz gets behind Jericho with a headlock. Jericho dodges a splash and then dropkicks Dolph who had appeared on the apron. Jericho catches Miz with a running bulldog. He follows up with a Lionsault! Cover, but Ziggler makes the save.
Jericho throws Miz into the air and he lands on the top rope. Jericho follows up after him, and Dolph springs to his feet! A huge tower of doom lays out all the men. Ziggler thinks he has the match won as he goes for a cover on Jericho. Chris kicks out! Miz runs into the ring and hits a Skull Crushing finale on Ziggler. Cover, but Jericho breaks it up. He takes it to the Miz and tries for the Walls of Jericho. Miz counters and kicks him hard. Ziggler runs in from out of nowhere and knocks Miz out of the ring. Jericho hits a Code Breaker but is still stunned. Jericho goes for the cover, but Vickie tosses Ziggler's leg onto the bottom rope to break the hold. Miz runs up from behind and tries a roll up to steal the win. Jericho rolls through a roll up and tries for the Walls again. Vickie jumps up onto the apron so the referee doesn't see Miz tap. Ziggler runs in from behind and hits the Zig Zag. This match is over. Winner via Vickie Distraction: Dolph Ziggler
# Eve Torres is in the back with CM Punk and congratulates him on the new CM Punk. He says that he is the same man. He is fighting for the respect that he deserves. Eve says that no one, especially not Cena, agrees. Punk says that he'll have to go see Cena then.
Shawn Michaels is in the back with Cena and tells Cena that he is alright, just distracted. CM Punk walks up and to Cena and tells him that last week Cena accused him of being "that guy". Punk says that that is not him. Being the Champion means everything to him. He doesn't like the match, so he chooses to be vocal about it. Punk will do everything in his power to beat Cena and Show come Sunday.
****Commercial****Kaitlyn & Layla v. Beth Phoenix & Eve
Kaitlyn sloppily rolls up Beth Phoenix for the win. Winners: Kaitlyn & Layla
****Commercial****Big Show & Daniel Bryan v. John Cena & CM Punk
Bryan and Cena start the match off. Cena hits a shoulder block, and Punk tags himself in. Show wants to come in, but Bryan decides to stay in the match. They lock up and Punk hits an arm drag. Cena tags himself into the match.
Show again calls for the tag, but Bryan refuses. Cena whips him towards the ropes and connects with a shoulder block. Show punches him in the gut and then throws him down to the mat.
Back from the break, Cena kick and punches Show, but gets caught up in the air in a giant bear hug. Bryan tags himself into the match. He tells Show to get out of the ring. Bryan charges towards the corner but completely misses Cena. Punk gets the tag and goes for a cover on Bryan. Show comes into the match for the save. Punk looks to tag in Cena but he isn't in the corner.
Show gets the tag and lifts Punk to his feet only to toss him down to the mat. Show lands a hard blow to body of Punk. CM lands a couple of blows, but gets held in a bear hug. Punk punches his way free. Show steps on the back of Punk for good measure. Despite being in complete control, Bryan tags himself into the match. Show goes and takes a seat at ringside. Bryan kicks Punk in the chest repeatedly. Punk dodges one and connects with a kick to the skull. Cena is fired up and calls for Punk.
Punk decides to go after Bryan and hits two shoulder blocks. He follows with a side slam. He then goes for the 5 Knuckle Shuffle. Cena tags himself in and hits a high knee followed by a Bulldog. Punk walks away and tells Cena to be the man. Bryan tries a roll up, but Cena catches him and hits an AA. This match is over. Winners: CM Punk & John Cena
After the match Big Show gets back in the ring. Punk runs in and clocks him with the Title. Cena turns to face Punk and they stare each other down. Punk extends his hand for a shake. Cena refuses and Punk walks away.
Josh Mathews is backstage with Punk. He says that Cena not shaking his hand was the ultimate sign of disrespect. This Sunday he is going to teach Cena and everybody else about respect.
# Heyman is in the back talking to Lesnar. Damien Sandow v. Christian
Sandow flips around and then drops an elbow. Christian kicks out of the cover at 2. Christian dodges a splash in the corner. He jumps out of the ring and punches Sandow in the face. Christian is looking for the finish, but Sandow rolls out of the ring. Christian follows after, only to get thrown into the steel steps. Sandow throws him back into the ring.
Brodus Clay's music hits and he walks out onto the ramp. Christian goes for a quick roll up, but Sandow kicks out. He hits his finisher and this match is over. Winner: Damien Sandow
After the match, Sandow does a cart-wheel.
# Lesnar walks up to HBK backstage, Michaels quickly walks away.
Heyman and Lesnar walk down to the ring for the contract signing. Heyman says that no one wants this match this Sunday at Summerslam more than HHH. He needs this match because it is the most personal fight of HHH's life. Heyman says that their match will not be one where the better fighter walks out victorious. We are going to see HHH lose all of his dignity and suffer at the hands of the most dominate force to ever step into a WWE ring. One man felt the need to get involved last week, and that was Shawn Michaels. He is in the building tonight, so Heyman invites him to come out and address Lesnar to his face. Michaels won't come out and Heyman says it is okay because not many people can help but fear Lesnar. Michaels has a yellow streak running up and down his spine.
Shawn Michaels music hits and he walks down to the ring. Heyman says that he'll accept it if Michaels signs the contract.
HHH's music hits and he walks down to the ring. He signs the contract, and Lesnar immediately gets out of the ring. He and Heyman both head up the ramp.
# HBK is in the back with HHH. HBK says that he will be in HHH's corner, but HHH alone must beat Lesnar. Michaels walks away as HHH is left to think.
#Matt Striker is interviewing Show in the back, but walks away when we hear honking. Michaels has crashed in to Heyman's car. Lesnar runs up and pulls Michaels out. The camera is knocked out but the sound is still working as we hear Lesnar beating up Michaels.
# There is a crowd of people around the car as HHH runs out and starts to ask everyone what happened. AJ says that Lesnar just dragged him away.
Lesnar is shown walking down to the ring with Michaels over his shoulder. He slides him into the ring and then jumps up onto the apron. Lesnar lifts Michaels up on his shoulders for the F5. The move connects and Shawn Lays helpless in the ring. Heyman looks on from the apron. Lesnar puts Michaels in the Kimora Clutch.
HHH runs down towards the ring. Heyman tells HHH to stop moving or Brock will break HBK's arm. Lesnar pulls back hard and then releases. He and Heyman high tail it up the entrance ramp. HHH gets in the ring to check on his friend as a doctor slides in to help.
Lesnar stares down HHH from the top of the ramp as RAW goes off the air. David Stephens
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