WWE Monday Night Raw
Monday, 12 November 2012 18:11
November 12, 2012
Commentators: Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole
Report by: David Stephens of Wrestleview.comRandy Orton v. Dolph Ziggler
Orton tosses Ziggler up into the air for a back body drop and then slingshot suplexes Ziggler from the apron to the ring. Orton kicks Ziggler in the gut and whips him into the ropes. Ziggler responds with a dropkick to the skull and attempts a cover. Orton kicks out. Ziggler connects with a neckbreaker and follows up with a series of drop elbows. Ziggler taunts the crowd before landing one last elbow. Cover, but Orton kicks out.
Ziggler applies a rear headlock. Orton escapes with a side slam. Orton hits a snap scoop slam and then sets Ziggler up on the apron. Orton connects with the suspended DDT. Orton looks for the RKO –
Alberto Del Rio runs down to the ring for a distraction. Orton knocks him away from the apron. Ziggler attempts a leg kick, but Orton counters into a roll up. Winner via Roll Up: Randy Orton
After the match, Alberto and Ricardo run into the ring to try and attack Orton. Kofi Kingston runs down to make the save.
Teddy Long comes out and announces a TAG TEAM MATCH PLAYA!
****Commercial****Randy Orton & Kofi Kingston v. Dolph Ziggler & Alberto Del Rio w/ Ricardo Rodriguez
Back from the break Ziggler attempts a neckbreaker on Kofi. Kofi counters but Ziggler hits a dropkick and attempts a cover. Orton makes the save.
Del Rio and Orton both get the tag. Orton hits a scoop slam. Del Rio blocks a suspended DDT, but Kofi flies in with a crossbody. Kofi hits the S.O.S and tries for the cover. Ziggler makes the save. Ricardo distracts Kofi while he is setting up for the finish. Rio responds with a kick to the skull and this match is over. Winners: Alberto Del Rio & Dolph Ziggler
Dolph Ziggler is in the ring with Vickie Guerrero. He says that he is out here for the truth. He recaps the clips that have been shown which illustrate the supposed romance between John Cena and AJ Lee. Vickie reminds the crowd that she is the acting supervisor of RAW.
AJ comes down to the ring and is not pleased with the happenings. Vickie tells AJ that she is her boss. She demands that AJ admit she had an affair with John Cena. AJ... admits it. She says that Vickie is only doing this because of the fact that Vince made her the GM at the 1000th episode of RAW. She says that Vickie can't stand the fact that she could beat her up at any given moment. AJ says that Vickie is just throwing her weight around.
Vickie says that AJ has really caused a mess for herself. Vickie plays a voicemail that AJ left for John Cena apologizing for their night together. AJ denies that she left it. Vickie plays another. AJ is furious that Vickie put these voicemails together. She says that Vickie hacked into Cena's phone and edited the tapes together.
Dolph chimes in and says that it is over.
Cena's music hits and he walks down to the ring. AJ stops Cena from going after Dolph, but then slaps Dolph across the face herself. Cena follows with a punch of his own.
John Cena is in the back with AJ. Cena is a bit confused as to why AJ admitted to an affair that never happened. They bat their eyes at each other. William Regal v. The Big Show
Show back him in to the corner and connects with a slew of punches. He chops Regal across the chest. Regal tries to fight back but Show knocks him down to the mat. Show keeps connecting with body shots before hitting a scoop slam. Show hits a chokeslam and this match is over. There is a very large hand print across the chest of the fallen Regal. Winner via Chokeslam: The Big Show
After the match, Sheamus runs down to attack Show.
****Commercial****Layla v. Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn quickly hits her finisher to end this match. Eve watches on from commentary. Winner: Kaitlyn
Michael introduces a video recap of the happenings with Jerry Lawler's collapse on RAW.
Cole and JR make their way into the ring and introduce the returning Lawler. He comes out to a royal ovation and thanks everyone for their support. Lawler compares his experience to the film, 'It's a Wonderful Life'. He says it is great to be back.
CM Punk's music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. He takes a moment to gloat about the fact that he is the World Champion. He makes a comment about Jerry Lawler being on life support but says that he is glad that he is back. Lawler responds from ringside that the only thing on life support is Punk's Title run.
Heyman starts to breathe heavy and falls to the mat. Punk crosses his arm to indicate a 'legit' injury. Punk mockingly gives the crossed arm signal. Punk continues to mock the Lawler situation by screaming for someone to come help. Heyman decides that he is okay and starts to laugh. Punk says that he almost gave him a heart attack.
Mick Foley's music hits and he comes down to the ring. He tells Punk that he needs to respect Lawler. Punk says that Heyman just had a heart attack and he brought him back to life. He says that it might not be Team Foley v. Team Punk anymore (because Vince screwed him once again), but that doesn't mean he likes Foley all of a sudden.
Foley declares that he will not decide the final member of his team; instead it will be up to the WWE audience. Punk tells Foley to change his team name to Team Worthless. Foley says that Lawler was dead but through the medical attention and prayers of the fans Lawler was brought back to life. Foley says that Punk is selfish and doesn't give a damn about anything other than his Championship.
Punk responds by saying that no one has been able to figure out how to beat him after almost a year, so no one is going to get those keys from Foley. Punk says that none of this even involves Foley anymore. Foley announces that in tonight's main event of Punk v. John Cena, he will act as the Special Enforcer.
Punk is in the back with Heyman and is frustrated about tonight's main event. He tells Heyman to fix it. Heyman asks about the Brad Maddox situation to which Punk tells him to fix that too. Sin Cara & Rey Mysterio, Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel v. The Primetime Players, Primo & Epico
Gabriel and Titus start the match. Young quickly gets the tag and is slammed onto Justin by Titus. Primo gets the tag and hits a suplex.
Ricardo Rodriguez waltzes down to the ring and hands a note to Rosa.
Rey gets the tag and sends Primo out of the ring. He follows after with a springboard moonsault.
Rey Mysterio and Primo are feuding back and forth in the ring. Primo has the upper hand and takes Rey down to the mat. Young gets the tag but gets tossed into the steel post. Tyson Kidd gets the tag and flies around the ring and connects with a series of kicks. Cover, but Young kicks out. Kidd kicks young in the skull and then climbs to the top rope. He leaps and hits a twisting neckbreaker. Kidd is fired up and tries for the Sharpshooter. Epico makes the save and all hell starts to break loose. Everyone runs and ultimately fly out of the ring. Kidd sets up Young for the 619 and tags in Rey! Mysterio connects and tags in Justin Gabriel. He hits a 450 Splash, this match is over. Winners: Sin Cara & Rey Mysterio, Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel
Dolph Ziggler, Miz and Foley are all in the back. Ziggler and Foley decide to have two of their members fight each other later tonight. Ziggler walks away. Miz tells Foley that he should mix things up and put him on the ballot to be on his team. The fans have the option to vote on Twitter for either Miz, Ryder or Santino to fill the remaining slot on the team.
R-Truth makes his way down to the ring. Antonio Cesaro follows after and says that Truth is a once proud Superstar who became a joke, just like America.
Brad Maddox makes his entrance to no music. During his entrance an ambulance pulls alongside the ramp, presumably for once Brad has been destroyed by Ryback. Brad Maddox v. Ryback
If Maddox wins he earns a $1 million WWE contract.
Maddox scurries out of the ring at first, but Ryback pulls him inside. Ryback lifts his head off the mat and slams him down repeatedly. The referee asks Maddox if he wants to quit, but he decides to continue the agony. Ryback tosses him shoulder first into the steel post. Ryback lifts him up and hits a running scoop slam. Ryback clotheslines him out of the ring.
Ryback heads out and tosses him back inside. He lifts Maddox up into the air and connects with three consecutive powerbombs. Ryback is in the corner and looks for the clothesline. Ryback finishes with Shellshock and this match is over. Winner via Shellshock: Ryback
After the match Maddox is placed on a stretcher. Ryback throws him off and hits another running clothesline. Ryback lifts him up and carries Maddox up the entrance ramp to the ambulance and tosses him inside.
****Commercial****David Otunga v. Sheamus
Otunga starts off strong but quickly gets shoulder blocked down to the mat. Sheamus connects with a clothesline and then bloats. Sheamus has a very large bruise on his left bicep. Otunga is hit with another clothesline. Sheamus drops his knee across Otunga's head and then sets up for the White Noise. The move connects and Sheamus starts to pound his chest on the road to the Brogue Kick. This match is over. Winner via Brogue Kick: Sheamus
After the match Sheamus grabs the mic and says that at the PPV he is going to win back his Championship.
In the back, Big Show starts to beat up William Regal. Sheamus runs towards the back to find him.
Josh Mathews is in the back and announces that William Regal has suffered a concussion.
Daniel Bryan is in the back with Kane. Bryan is very jealous over the fact that Kane is about to tag with the mystery member of their team. Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow v. Kane & ???
The poll is revealed for the final member of Team Foley... The Miz!
Miz and Sandow lock up and exchange moves back and forth. Kane gets the tag and keeps up the attack. Daniel Bryan is sitting ringside to watch this match and is not pleased with the 'Miz is Awesome' chants. Miz is back in the ring. Sandow gets the tag and works the neck of Miz before tagging in Cody. He punches Miz and then kicks him in the gut. Sandow gets the tag back.
Kane and Cody get the tags and spar back and forth. Rhodes hits an uppercut, but it is short lived. Cody tries to slide out of the ring, but Miz tosses him back inside. Kane hits a chokeslam and this match is over. Winners: Kane & The Miz
****Commercial****Special Enforcer: Mick Foley
John Cena v. CM Punk
Cena goes for an arm bar at the start of the match. Punk scurries out of the ring but has to stay mindful of Foley as the show heads to commercial.
Back from the break Punk is in control. He hits a clothesline and then stretches out the back and neck of Cena. Punk has a rear chinlock applied as Cena gets to his feet. Cena starts to escape so Punk leaps on to his back to apply a sleeper. Cena struggles to stay on his feet and backs Punk into the corner. Cena actually tries for a quick cover up but Punk kicks out. Cena staggers towards the corner. Punk charges and hits a high knee.
Punk climbs to the top turnbuckle and leaps for the elbow drop. Cena sees it coming and moves out of the way. Cena calls for the 5 Knuckle Shuffle, but Punk rolls out of the way. Cena hits a side slam and drops his fist. He lifts Punk up for the AA, but Punk kicks him in the face. Cover, but Cena kicks out. Punk counters another AA and tries for the Anaconda Vice. The move is cinched on. Cena drags himself towards the side of the ring and the ropes. Cena locks on the STF as s response, but Heyman slides into the ring. Foley waddles over and pulls Heyman to the outside.
Cena gets back on top of Punk for another STF. Punk escapes and rolls out of the ring. He starts to walk up the ramp, but Ryback appears. Cena runs out to grab Punk. Back inside the ring Punk tries to lift up Cena, but Cena reverses into an AA. This match is over. Winner via AA: John Cena
After the match Punk hurries out of the ring. Ryback enters and grabs for the WWE Championship at the same time as Cena. Punk tries to swipe at it from the apron, sadly stating that it is his. Who will walk out of Survivor Series as the Champion? Tune in on Sunday to find out!
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