This is Josh Boutwell, yes the “TNA guy,” Dave Stephens is celebrating his birthday (Happy Birthday and ROLL TIDE Dave!) tonight and I’m handling the RAW Recap tonight. Don’t worry, everyone’s favorite recapper will be back at it next week.
WWE Tag Titles #1 Contenders Match
Rey Mysterio Jr. & Sin Cara vs. Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow)
This was scheduled for last week but due to Rey’s Flu the match was pushed back a week. The winning team faces Team Hell No at the PPV Sunday night. Rey & Mistico aren’t wearing the combo masks this week. Jim Ross expertly goes over the numerous tag partners Rey has had in the past and also points out that Sin Cara is a former 4-time CMLL Tag Team Champion in Mexico as well (Nicely done Jim). He won tag titles with Negro Casas & Hector Garza. Sin Cara uses his speed in the early going to catch Rhodes with a Spinning Headscissors and then he tags Rey in and they connect with a Double Wheel Barrow Slam! Rey walks into an uppercut from Rhodes and he tags in Sandow as the heels start to take control. Sandow goes for a Back Suplex but Rey blocks it and connects with a series of back elbows. Rey hits a gorgeous Spinning Headscissors and sets up for the 619 but Cody Rhodes pulls Sandow out! Sin Cara then hits a Tope Suicida through the ropes onto Rhodes and Rey dives off the apron with a Senton onto Sandow! Back in the ring Rey hangs Sandow up in the ropes and tags Sin Cara in. Sin Cara hits a Double Spring Asai Moonsault onto the hanging Sandow as Rey held him! Cara springs to the top and dives off with a Cross Body but Sandow sidesteps him and gets a nearfall. Rhodes tags back in and hits a Delayed Vertical Suplex on Cara for a nearfall. Rhodes and Sandow use their size to isolate Sin Cara in the heel corner and begin to take him apart. They beat on Sin Cara using quick tags to take turns pounding on the much smaller luchador. Sandow hits a Vertical Suplex and then a Knee Drop before a Hunter Hearst Helmsley-esque bow. Sin Cara is able to get some separation from the heels by surprising Rhodes with an Enziguri before we go to a break.
Back from the break Rhodes Scholars have regained the control on Sin Cara and continue to beat him down. Sandow hits a Russian Leg Sweep on Cara and then drops an elbow with the Elbow of Disdain for a nearfall before Rey breaks it up. Rhodes tags back in and puts Cara on the top rope. Rhodes attempts a Superplex but Cara shoves him off and dives off with a Tornado DDT! Rey gets the fans behind Cara and he makes the hot tag! Rey dives off the top with a Seated Senton on Rhodes and then knocks Sandow off the apron. Rey hits another Spinning Headscissors on Cody and then hits a Split Legged Moonsault off the top! 1…2…NO Rhodes kicks out! Rey dropkicks Cody into the ropes and then Sandow! Double 619! Rey climbs up top and dives off with Dropping The Dime! 1…2…NO Sandow slides in between the referee and the 3 count! Sin Cara nails Sandow with a Leaping Enziguri and then Rey dropkicks him off the apron! Sin Cara dives onto the floor to go after Sandow, but Rhodes catches Rey with the Cross Rhodes from behind! 1…2…3! Great opener.
Winners & NEW #1 Contenders: Rhodes Scholars via pinfall (Cross Rhodes)
After the match Team Hell No appear on the Titantron and congratulate the new #1 Contenders. Kane says the question now is will they win the Tag Titles and the champs say “HELL NO!” Kane says he wants to perform a little magic in honor of their win. Kane says “now you see him” and then palms Daniel’s head and pushes him to the side and does his pyro.
The Miz is on commentary for the next match. A replay of the VICIOUS kick Kofi nailed Miz with last Monday is shown and then clips from Kofi’s win on Main Event to earn the IC Title.
Kofi Kingston vs. “Baby Perfect” Michael McGillicutty
By the way that nickname isn’t McGillicutty’s real nickname, my attempt at bad humor. Michael attacks Kofi at the bell with a dropkick and then a Back Suplex for a nearfall. McGillicutty is all over Kofi in the early going with knees and punches before laying into Kofi with a Backbreaker for a nearfall. Kofi uses his speed to avoid a charging McGillicutty in the corner and then destroys him with the Trouble In Paradise out of nowhere! 1…2…3!
Winner: Kofi via pinfall (Trouble In Paradise)
The Miz stares Kofi down after the match and tells Kofi to keep the belt warm for him.
Highlights from the decision last week of who Punk’s opponent would be are shown. John Cena will speak next.
Members of the New York Giants are sitting ringside. They’re holding a custom Giants WWE Title belt.
John Cena’s music hits and the guy that still does a salute, despite The Marine coming out 6 years ago, makes his way down to the ring. Cena points out the Giants in attendance and then turns his attention to Hell In A Cell on Sunday night. Cena says this Sunday the WWE Universe will finally find out that CM Punk (chorus of boos aimed at the name of Punk) is a man that tells the truth. He says that Punk has been champion for 337 days but the most truthful thing he ever said is that right before he won the belt his vision for WWE was “change.” Cena says at Hell In A Cell we will see change after 337 days and that change is 6’3”, 290 lbs. and when that “change” stands in the ring all he will hear is “Feed me more!” Cena starts a “feed me more” chant and says that Ryback isn’t someone who comes out and complains about political conspiracy theories or promise a revolution. He says Ryback stands for one thing, destruction. This Sunday Cena says the face of the WWE will change. Punk’s music interrupts the Ryback love fest.
Punk and Paul E. Dangerously…eh I mean Paul Heyman walk onto the stage and Punk starts off by saying he isn’t surprised Cena would come out and suck up to the Giants. He says that’s typical of Cena and Punk says the truth is that the Giants suck, but he really is a Giants fan…the San Francisco Giants. Punk laughs at the thought of Cena wanting change and again mentions how long he’s held the belt. Punk says the fact that he’s had the belt for 337 days means Cena hasn’t had the belt for that long and THAT is change. Punk says that he has delivered on all his promises and then some, he’s the best in the world not Cena, not the Giants, nor Ryback. He says Cena can come out and speak for Ryback all he wants and promise destruction and change, but everyone knows that when Punk makes a promise he means it. Punk promises to walk out of HIAC still the WWE Champion. Punk says he does like Cena’s new role of being Ryback’s cheerleader because it fits Cena so well. He says that Cena has finally realized that he can’t beat Punk so he’s cheering on someone else.
Cena says he wanted to let the WWE fans know how excited he was for Sunday but it isn’t that he doesn’t think he can beat Punk. He says he wasn’t allowed to but now he’s healthy. Cena says he isn’t going to try and mess up the PPV but he wants to mess up Punk’s face right now. Cena says if Punk comes down to the ring right now he’ll give him a “pre ass whooping” to the real one he’ll get Sunday. Heyman begs Punk not to do it but Punk begins walking down to the ring but stops before getting in the ring. The fans reign down boos on Punk as he backs up the ramp leaving Cena alone in the ring.
The tweet from AJ is again shown and Cole says she’s scheduled to be here within the hour.
Antonio Cesaro vs. Justin Gabriel
The battle of the nations here, Switzerland (Cesaro) vs. South Africa (Gabriel). Gabriel lost to Cesaro last week. Before the match Cesaro grabs a microphone and says something in a language my Alabama brain can’t understand. Gabriel dives over the top with a Plancha onto Cesaro! In the ring Gabriel tries to whip Cesaro into the ropes but Cesaro counters it into a Hot Shot onto the top rope. Cesaro has his wrist taped heavily and Cole says he has torn tendons in that hand. Cesaro hits a series of European Uppercuts and then a Gutwrench Suplex. Cesaro hits a Double Foot Stomp and locks in a Cravate. Cesaro drops Gabriel down onto the top turn buckle and then punt kicks him in the guts before dropping him to the mat for a nearfall while some idiots in the crowd chant “boring.” Cesaro goes back to the Cravate but Gabriel fights back to his feet only to get tossed into the corner. Cesaro charges but Gabriel gets his feet up! Gabriel charges at Cesaro but he again tosses Gabriel into the corner hard. Cesaro grabs Gabriel’s feet and flips him up to his feet, but Gabriel catches Cesaro with a Back Kick out of nowhere and then a series of Forearms. Gabriel hits a Tilt-A-Whirl Reverse DDT! Gabriel climbs up top for the 450 but Cesaro crotches him on the top rope. Cesaro climbs up with Gabriel and attempts a Superplex but Gabriel blocks it and knocks Cesaro back down to the mat! Cesaro gets back to his feet and hits a Leaping Forearm and then knocks Gabriel off the top to the apron. Gabriel hits a Leaping Enziguri that knocks Cesaro off the top again and then he climbs up and hits the 450 Splash! 1…2…3!
Winner: Gabriel via pinfall (450 Splash)
Cesaro sells the upset and then we cut to the back where Vince McMahon is shown arriving with AJ Lee in a limo.
Back from the break Vince McMahon & AJ Lee are already in the ring. Vince says that earlier today AJ met with the Board of Directors for several hours and the subject to that meeting was AJ’s tenure as GM. He hands the microphone to AJ who says that because of allegations of her “fraternizing” with a WWE superstar on the roster she is now resigning as GM of RAW. I think they were chanting “slut” at her. She says these allegations are completely false but she understands that she could have fired when she attacked Paul Heyman or Vickie or for some of the decisions she’s made that have been deemed unfair, and that’s why she agreed to resign. She says that she knows some of her decisions may have been unauthorized and some may think she’s mentally unstable, but she says some people like crazy chicks. She says this is coming to an end sooner than she wanted but she’s come so far from where she started. She mentions that she grew up 15 minutes from here and she grew up with nothing and she’s lived in cars and motels. AJ says she’s gone from being homeless to being the boss of RAW. AJ says she thought she would always be a little poor girl but the WWE fans accepted her so she thanks the fans for every second because she loved every second. She then thanks Vince for giving her the opportunity that no one else would have given her. AJ says thanks again and then tells Vince that she’s sorry. Vince hugs her but Paul Heyman then appears on the ramp.
Heyman says he was unaware of AJ’s touching life story and talks about the possibilities of a homeless girl rising to become the GM of RAW. He says that she rose above her lack of education, intelligence, class, and the fact that she was born and bred in Jersey to become RAW GM. Heyman says business is business and in the name of business there needs to be a new GM. Paul says since the board has to name someone immediately he needs someone with class, education, dignity, and someone that will demonstrate “ruthless aggression” when the time is right. Heyman says that he and Vince have butted heads but he suggests that the next GM of RAW should be Paul Heyman. Vince looks at Heyman and simply says “no.” Vince introduces the new “Managing Supervisor” (making sure not to call him them the GM) of RAW…Vickie Guerrero!
The Cougar herself makes her way down to the ring and thanks the WWE Board of Directors for giving her this opportunity. He can barely hear her over the boos from the crowd. Vickie says she is touched that the board values her expertise but then Heyman cuts her off. Paul says that now she is in a position of power she needs to make her first decision and it needs to be momentous. He claims that he would have never suggested himself if he knew Vickie was in the running. Paul suggests that Vickie reverse Vince’s decision to force Punk to face Ryback. Vickie says that Paul’s client WILL face Ryback at HIAC and tonight’s Main Event will be Champ vs. Champ as CM Punk battles Sheamus! Paul says she can’t do that but she tells Heyman to watch her. Vickie says tonight’s Main Event will also be the biggest Lumberjack Match in the history of Raw. Heyman flips out at that announcement and leaves.
Vickie looks over at AJ and says that she knew all along AJ wasn’t right for the job because of her immaturity and “little girl dress clothes” isn’t for this job. Vickie says she has the experience to do the job and that’s why she’s the “Managing Supervisor” and soon to be GM of RAW. Vickie says that AJ had an affair with a WWE superstar and she disgusts AJ. Vickie tells AJ to go backstage and pack up all her stuff and get out. AJ starts to leave but then stops and attacks Vickie! Cat fight! AJ tries to rip Vickie’s shirt off in the brawl but eventually Vickie is able to get away from the crazy chick.
OH MY GOD! IT’S BILL GOLBDER….oh wait never mind it’s just Ryback.
Ryback vs. The Miz
Miz argues about something before the match but Ryback is having none of it and tosses Miz into the ring. Immediately a “Goldberg” chant starts and then Ryback tosses Miz through the ropes and to the floor. Ryback stalks Miz on the floor and starts his weird heavy breathing. Back in the ring Ryback blocks a kick and tosses Miz to the side again. Ryback then goes for a Powerslam but Miz blocks it and bounces off the ropes only to eat a Big Boot. Ryback slams Miz into the mat repeatedly and then charges at Miz but he moves out of the way. Ryback then lays Miz out with a Shoulderblock. Miz retreats to the apron and stuns Ryback with a Jawbreaker onto the top rope. Miz climbs up top and dives off but Ryback catches him in midair and slams him to the mat followed by the Meathook Clothesline. Ryback then does his Ultimate Warrior rope shake before hitting Shell Shocked on Miz for the dominant win. Boy, Miz really looked strong heading into the PPV there. Ryback did at least.
Winner: Ryback via pinfall (Shell Shocked)
Another bullying campaign video airs that we see over and over every week.
In the back Eve is on the phone with someone talking about AJ Lee when Kaitlyn walks up behind her. Kaitlyn says at least AJ never hired someone to attack someone from behind. Kaitlyn shows a picture of something that was on Eve’s Ipad. Kaitlyn says that Eve is still the same conniving witch she’s always been and Eve b*tch slaps her! The two girls start brawling and Layla pulls Kaitlyn away. Eve hits Layla and all 3 start fighting! Referee’s run up and separate the three.
Josh Matthews interviews Sheamus with one of the WWE’s new toys. Sheamus cracks a bad joke about his complexion and then says the only thing he likes better than a champion vs. champion match is one that has the added unpredictability of a Lumberjack Match. Josh asks if this match tonight could hurt him for his match at HIAC, but before he can answer Big Show walks up and punches the toy Sheamus was holding out of his hand. Show tells Sheamus that he better get serious real quick and the same thing that he just did to that doll will happen to Sheamus at the PPV.
Daniel Bryan vs. “Showoff” Dolph Ziggler
NO! NO! NO! YES! YES! YES! Daniel rips up a kids Goatface mask at ringside (better watch out Daniel a mom might sue you for that!). Non Vickie at ringside for Dolph tonight. Daniel takes Dolph to the mat early with an armlock but Dolph counters it. Daniel counters into a throw and then gets Dolph in a waistlock. Dolph reverses into a Snapmare but Dolph rolls through and goes for a Roundhouse Kick that Dolph ducks. They lockup again but this time Dolph kicks Daniel and starts beating on him in the corner. Dolph whips Daniel into the corner and charges but Daniel gets a boot up only to walk into a dropkick seconds later. Dolph hits a Hangman’s Neckbreaker and then goes for a Vertical Suplex. Bryan blocks it and goes for a submission but Dolph blocks it. Daniel hits the ropes and Dolph goes for a leapfrog but Daniel catches his leg and takes him down and locks in a Surfboard. As Daniel has him in a Surfboard he slams Dolph’s knees down on the mat. Daniel goes for a Figure Four but Dolph kicks him into the turnbuckles. Daniel answers with a rollup transitioned into a Figure Four out of nowhere! Dolph fights it but eventually gets to the ropes to break the hold. Daniel kicks Dolph repeteadly as Dolph escapes to the apron. Bryan goes for a shoulder block through the ropes but eats a knee! Dolph Suplexes Bryan over the top to the floor! Daniel sells the knee as he hits the floor and Kane’s music hits and he walks down to ringside as Dolph looks on!
Back from the break Dolph remains in control of the match back in the ring. Dolph whips Daniel into the corner but Daniel springs to the top and goes for a Moonsault. Dolph move and Daniel lands on his feet and connects with a Lariat! Daniel hits a NASTY Running Dropkick in the corner on Dolph! 1…2…NO Dolph kicks out! Dolph sells EVERYTHING like he just got shot with a cannon or something. Daniel hits a number of round kicks but Dolph ducks the knockout shot and then Daniel counters a move from Daniel and goes for the No Lock! Daniel & Dolph get a series of nearfalls on each other and then Dolph gets Daniel in the Sleeper! Daniel counters with a Snapmare but Dolph bounces back with a DDT! Dolph beats on Daniel in the corner and then goes for a Splash but Daniel moves and Dolph’s head crashes into the ring post! Daniel falls hard down to the floor and Daniel dives out with a Tope Suicida through the ropes onto Dolph on the floor! Daniel tosses Dolph back into the ring and then climbs up top. Dolph springs quickly to the top and hits a Super Facebuster X-Pac style! 1…2…NO Bryan kicks out! Ziggler kicks Bryan in the head and then slams his knee into Bryan. Dolph charges at Bryan but eats a sliding dropkick followed by a NASTY Roundhouse Kick to the side of the head from Daniel! Kane starts a “yes” chant with the crowd which pisses Bryan off. Daniel climbs up top and Dolph catches him with a Super Zig Zag out of nowhere as Bryan was distracted! 1…2…3! What a great match!
Winner: Ziggler via pinfall (Zig Zag)
After the match Kane & Bryan argue and Bryan shoves Kane. Matt Striker walks onto the stage and screams at them to shutup and then he says that Vickie told him to come out because she has a surprise for them. Striker says that tonight Kane & Bryan will compete in what Vickie calls a “therapeutic gameshow” called “The Newly Tag Game.” Striker says that Vickie told him he has to be the host. Striker tells them that their opponents for the contest tonight are their opponents for Sunday, Rhodes Scholars.
A replay of what went down with AJ is shown.
Newly Tagged Game w/Team Hell No & Rhodes Scholars
Striker says this game is designed to let the teams get to know each other better. Yeah, who needs good wrestling matches or anything on a wrestling show when you can have cheesy gameshows?! Daniel introduces himself to the crowd and says he does NOT have a goatface and says HE’S the tag team champions. Kane introduces himself and says that he’s a Scorpio and he enjoys long walks on the beach, rainbows, and puppies and when Striker says “seriously” Kane answers with “HELL NO!” Bryan says Kane really does love rainbows which pisses Kane off. They start arguing and then Rhodes Scholars’ music interrupts them and they make their way out.
Sandow doesn’t like having to be a part of such “tomfoolery” and says what is happening in the ring is the very “putrification” of society. Is that a real word? Sandow says they will NOT be participating and Rhodes responds with “what he said.” Cody says Team Hell No will get to know them when they beat Team Hell No for the titles at the PPV. Kane says it looks like Striker’s little gameshow is a total bust. Striker names Team Hell No the winners via forfeit and Bryan goes nuts in celebration like he just won the Super Bowl. Kane looks at Striker and it looks like he wants to celebrate in the only way a monster knows how so Striker bails.
Striker stops at the top of the ramp and says that he really wishes that he could wish them luck this Sunday but honestly he doesn’t. Striker backs up and backs right into Big Show! Show tosses him across the stage and it looks Show’s match with Kane is up next.
“The Big Red Monster” Kane w/Daniel Bryan vs. The Big Show
These two have wrestled probably 100 times over the last 10 years. Back from the break the match is already underway with Big Show in control. Show chops Kane in the corner but Kane moves and nails Show with an Uppercut followed by a Clothesline in the corner and then a Splash. Kane hits the ropes but eats a big Spear from Show! Big Show taunts Bryan on the outside and then starts working on Kane’s arm. Show hits Kane with a body shot and then a series of headbutts in the corner. Kane tries to fight out of the corner but Show cuts him off and hits a Scoop Slam followed by an Elbow Drop. 1…2…NO Kane kicks out! Show goes back to beating on Kane in the corner and then locks him in a bearhug. Kane fights off the hold and eventually breaks the hold and goes for a Scoop Slam, but Kane’s legs give out and Show lands on top of him and gets a nearfall. Show chokes Kane in the ropes and then whips Kane into the ropes but eats a DDT out of nowhere from Kane! 1…2…NO Show kicks out! Kane climbs up top and dives off with a Flying Clothesline! 1…2…NO Show kicks out again! Rhodes Scholars are shown walking onto the ramp which distracts Kane. Show turns Kane around and connects with the WMD! That’s all she wrote!
Winner: Big Show via pinfall (WMD)
Rhodes Scholars attacks Daniel after the break and Rhodes hits the Cross Rhodes on him! The tag champs have been left laid out 6 days away from the PPV.
In the back Santino tells AJ that she did a really good job and then Cena walks up and Santino walks away. Cena says that if she ever needs anything to let him know. AJ says that she knows there a lot of things she could have been fired for but not this. Cena rambles but AJ cuts him off and says that the person they claim she was sleeping with was Cena. He acts surprised and she says that’s why she didn’t oppose the Board because she didn’t want to drag his name through the mud. Cena says something about a business dinner and AJ says that she thinks it was Vickie Guerrero that snitched. AJ fake cries and Cena hugs her and tells her not to worry because he’ll take care of it. Boy, was that lame.
Clips of WWE in Egypt are shown.
Cena approaches Vince McMahon in the parking lot and questions Vince believing Vickie and Cena tells him “enough with the BS.” Vince says there was incriminating evidence and says that it was just a matter time with AJ. Vince says he doesn’t even know what “Managing Supervisor” means himself but it is what it is and leaves.
Alberto del Rio vs. Zack Ryder
ADR is styling in the Aston Martin this week and the son of the legendary Dos Caras Sr. is 6 days away from his match with RKO. ADR jumps Stryker at the bell and connects with a Snap Suplex for a nearfall. ADR kicks Ryder in the head and gets another nearfall and then locks Zack in a chinlock. Ryder fights back and connects with a Sunset Flip for a nearfall but then ADR nails Ryder with a Superkick out of nowhere! 1…2…NO Ryder kicks out but then ADR immediately locks Zack in a chinlock and then an armbar. Zack breaks the hold with forearms but ADR answers with a headbutt and then charges at Ryder, but Ryder moves out of the way and connects with a series of clotheslines. This crowd is dead as hell right now. Ryder nails a charging ADR with his knees and then goes for the Broski Boot but ADR moves and then kicks Ryder’s arm repeatedly! ADR locks in the Flying Cross Armbreaker and Ryder taps.
Winner: ADR via pinfall (Cross Armbreaker)
After the match ADR says he is going to cut RKO’s head off at HIAC and then locks Ryder in the Cross Armbreaker again! He says that there is a new “Apex Predator” in the WWE. The crowd could not have been more dead for that entire match and sequence.
Cena approaches Vickie in the back and says Vickie is a backstabbing liar, but she tells Cena not to give her attitude. Cena says it was just a business dinner but Vickie says perception is reality, and the reality is that Cena asked AJ out on RAW and had dinner with. She says the reality is that Cena cost AJ her job.
In the back Josh Matthews is with Ziggles. He says he always thought AJ was a good GM but you can’t put your hands on Vickie, and you can’t have actions without consequences. Dolph says the one person that’s to blame for all this is John Cena and he hopes that Cena is happy about himself. Dolph says that you would think AJ would have better taste.
Cole & Ross run down the card for Hell In A Cell headlined by Ryback vs. Punk. A video package hypes up the match. In the back Heyman and Punk talk about the match with Ryback and Punk says the match tonight is the type of disrespect he’s talking about forcing him to have a big Lumberjack Match 6 days away from his HIAC Match. Heyman says next Monday on RAW everyone is going to have to face the facts that Punk is STILL the WWE Champion and that he beat Ryback at HIAC and that Punk is the best in the world.
The lumberjacks for the Main Event make their way down to the ring and it looks like the whole roster.
Non-Title Lumberjack Match
“Best In The World” CM Punk vs. “The Great White” Sheamus
Wait, Sheamus’ music actually says “Lobster Head” in it? How am I just now noticing this?! They keep showing Big Show (Sheamus’ opponent at the PPV) at ringside. Punk and Sheamus lockup and Punk gets Sheamus in a waistlock but Sheamus reverses it and takes Punk down. Punk reverses into a headlock but Sheamus gets back to his feet and forces Punk into the corner. They break clean and then Punk kicks Sheamus and tosses him out to the floor. The wrestlers surround Sheamus but don’t attack and he’s able to get back in the ring. Punk tries to kick Sheamus but he blocks it and connects with an Atomic Drop. Sheamus tosses Punk out to the floor but they grab Punk and toss him back in! Sheamus hits a Knee Drop and good lord this crowd is so quiet you can hear a pin drop. Sheamus gets a nearfall and hits a Side Headlock Takeover. Punk fights back to his feet but again Sheamus hits a Side Headlock Takeover. Sheamus holds onto the headlock on the mat but Punk again fights up to his feet and this time forces Sheamus into the corner. Punk hits Sheamus with a series of shoulder blocks in the corner and then headbutts him in the gut. Punk goes for a Stunner but Sheamus blocks it and takes Punk down. Sheamus Scoop Slams Punk and then follows up with an Elbow Drop for a nearfall. Sheamus goes back to the headlock but Punk breaks the hold and then hits the ropes, but Sheamus clotheslines him over the top to the floor! The lumberjacks grab Punk and toss him right back into the ring where the waiting Sheamus nails Punk with a Backbreaker. Sheamus hangs Punk up in the ropes and beats on his chest until Punk stuns Sheamus and then hits a Springboard Flying Clothesline off the top! 1…2…NO Sheamus kicks out and then Punk tosses him out to the floor! The lumberjacks jump Sheamus and then toss him back into the ring where Punk gets another nearfall.
Back from the break Sheamus forces Punk into the corner and beats on him with a series of elbows and then he whips Punk into the ropes and goes for a backdrop, but Punk kicks him and gets a nearfall. Punk gets Sheamus in a Keylock Submission but Sheamus fights back to his feet and breaks the hold before lifting Punk up onto his shoulders. Punk fights him off and tosses Sheamus out to the floor where the lumberjacks yet again jump him! They babyfaces pull Sheamus out and roll him back in the ring. Punk hits a Hangman’s Neckbreaker and then climbs up top and dives off with a Flying Axe Handle Drop. Punk climbs back up top and dives off again with a Flying Axe Handle Drop. Punk climbs up a third time and dives off again but this time Sheamus catches him in the gut with a body shot in midair! Sheamus whips Punk into the ropes but eats a Knee from Punk. Punk kicks away at Sheamus and then follows up with a Scoop Slam. Punk climbs up top yet again and teases the Flying Elbow Drop but just drops down to mess with the crowd and hits an Elbow Drop for a nearfall. Punk hits a Neckbreaker and gets another nearfall. Punk locks in a headlock but Sheamus fights him off and shoves Punk into the ropes. Sheamus hits a series of clotheslines and then a Rolling Samoan Drop! Sheamus hangs Punk up in the ropes and reigns down a series of clubbing blows on Punk! Sheamus Suplexes Punk back into the ring and gets a nearfall. Sheamus hits a Running Shoulderblock on Punk in the corner and then bounces off the ropes but eats a Back Heel Kick from Punk! 1…2…NO Sheamus kicks out! Punk charges at Sheamus but Sheamus lifts him up into the air. Punk counters into a Sunset Flip but Sheamus rolls through and grabs Punk’s legs. Punk kicks him off and hits The Running Knee Strike! 1…2…NO Sheamus kicks out! Punk climbs up top again but Sheamus cuts him off this time and climbs up with Punk! Sheamus hits a Superplex and both men are down! Sheamus covers Punk, 1…2…NO Punk kicks out! Sheamus sets up for something but Punk blocks it and goes for the Go To Sleep. Sheamus blocks it and charges at Punk but he sidesteps him and Sheamus bounces out of the turnbuckles! Punk rolls him up, 1…2…NO Sheamus kicks out and then Punk nails Sheamus with a nasty round kick! 1…2…NO Sheamus kicks out again! Punk climbs up top and dives off with the Macho Man Flying Elbow Drop, but Sheamus rolls out of the way and hits the Irish Curse! 1…2…NO Punk kicks out! Sheamus goes for the Irish Cloverleaf but Punk blocks it and kicks Sheamus off. Punk then sidesteps a charging Sheamus and he goes flying over the top to the floor! Sheamus fights off the lumberjacks and rolls back into the ring and hits the White Noise on Punk! Sheamus sets up for the Brogue Kick but Cesaro comes in and eats the Kick! Jinder Mahal comes in and eats it! Big Show comes in and Chokeslams Sheamus! Punk covers, 1…2…3!
Winner: CM Punk via pinfall
After the match Ryback comes down and Punk bails but the lumberjacks toss him back in! Ryback hits a Backbreaker followed by a Running Powerslam! Punk rolls out of the ring again but again the lumberjacks toss him back in! Ryback DESTROYS Punk with a Powerbomb and then he lifts Punk up in the air and tosses him out to the floor onto the heel lumberjacks! Punk and Heyman retreat up the ramp as Ryback stares them down.
1) WWE Tag Titles #1 Contenders Match: Rhodes Scholars def. Rey Mysterio Jr. & Sin Cara
2) Kofi Kingston def. Michael McGillicutty
3) Justin Gabriel def. Antonio Cesaro
4) Ryback def. Miz
5) Dolph Ziggler def. Daniel Bryan
6) Alberto del Rio def. Zack Ryder
7) Lumberjack Match: CM Punk def. Sheamus
Hell In A Cell Lineup:
– WWE Title Hell In A Cell Match: CM Punk (c) vs. Ryback
– World Heavyweight Title Hell In A Cell Match: Sheamus (c) vs. Big Show
– WWE Intercontinental Title: Kofi Kingston (c) vs. The Miz
– WWE Tag Team Titles: Team Hell No (c) vs. Rhodes Scholars
– Randy Orton vs. Alberto del Rio
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