Before RAW beings with a highlight package of last weeks confrontation between Jerry Lawler and WWE Champion CM Punk. The brutal cage match from last week is shown with CM Punk getting the win by decimating Jerry Lawler to the point where John Cena could not stand anymore and decided to come out and make the save. CM Punk and John Cena have a stare down after CM Punk slides out of the ring and John Cena comes in to check up on Jerry Lawler
Michael Cole welcomes us to tonight’s edition of RAW without Jerry Lawler. Backstage a brawl between Lawler and Punk is taking place.
The opening for Monday Night RAW is shown
Sheamus makes his way to the ring. Sheamus begins to cut a promo on Alberto Del Rio but is interrupted by CM Punk. Punk stays on the stage and soaks in the crowd response from his hometown. Punk says that Lawler attacked him from behind and got what he deserved “Chicago Style.” Punk asks the crowd if he turned his back on them and they respond “No” Punk talks about respect and how it is John Cena who has turned his back on the WWE Universe. Sheamus interrupts with a “Fella” and talks how about CM Punk is like The Rock for disrespecting the champion and not even being in the ring with him. Punk calls Sheamus the 2nd Best in the World since he is the World Champion.
RAW General Manager AJ Lee comes out and signs CM Punk vs Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio vs John Cena. AJ bounces around the ring and we see Randy Orton walking in the back. Randy Orton vs Dolph Ziggler is up next
We are back from commercial break and Dolph Ziggler is making his entrance. A recap of their match on Smackdown is shown. Randy Orton walks down to the ring and we have our first match for tonight
Randy Orton vs. Dolph Ziggler
The beginning of the match goes back and forth between Orton and Ziggler until Orton gets Ziggler on the mat and executes his signature stomps. Orton uses the robes and bounces Ziggler off the for an impressive suplex. Orton tosses Ziggler out of the ring and smashes The Show Off into the barricade twice and then clotheslines him.
We are back and Orton is still in control. Orton launches Ziggler into the air and then takes him over to the turnbuckle for the 10 punch. Ziggler finally finds his groove and hits Orton with a neckbreaker before taking him to the outside and smashing him into the barriade for a little payback. Ziggler rolls Orton back into the ring for a 2 Count. Ziggler locks into a grounded headlock as the crowd chants for Orton. Ziggler bridges the headlock and rolls back over to the seated position. Orton gets back to his feet but is nailed with a knee to the midsection. Ziggler and Orton trade punches and Ziggler hits Orton with a flying clothesline. Ziggler goes to the top but Orton catches him. Orton nails a superplex and rolls over Ziggler for a 2 count. Orton nails the powerslam before setting Ziggler up for the Viper DDT, Ziggler avoids it buts gets caught with Orton’s backbreaker. Ziggler runs at Orton and hits a jumping DDT on Orton for the 2 Count. Orton finally hits the Viper DDT and begins to pound the mat. Orton tries for the RKO but Ziggler rolls Orton up for the 3 count with a handfull of tights.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Intercontinental Champion The Miz makes his way down to the ring and joins Michael Cole on commentary.
We are back and Cole tells us that Jerry Lawler is getting checked out by medical professional’s
We join Daniel Bryan and Kane in anger management classes. The class members show their anger collages. Daniel Bryan’s says Yes and No on it. Kane’s collage is blank and he throws it in the trash, which catches on fire soon afterwards. Daniel calls Kane the teacher’s pet.
Sin Cara is walking backstage and is joined by Rey Mysterio. Los Luchas are in tag team action next!
A promo for Saturday Morning Slam is shown
Rey Mysterio’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring after talking to the youngsters. Sin Cara comes out and joins his tag team partner in the ring. Their opponents are Tensai and Cody Rhodes
Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara vs. Tensai w/Sakamoto and Cody Rhodes
Cody Rhodes and Sin Cara start things off. Sin Cara hits Cody with a handstand back elbow and we go to commercial break.
Back from the break Tensai is dominating Sin Cara and tags in Cody Rhodes. Cody locks in a surfboard before Sin Cara reverses for a two count. Cody tries to go for the mask and fails so he tags in Tensai. Tensai puts Sin Cara in a nerve hold. Sin Cara breaks free and Cody tags himself him. Sin Cara makes his way to the corner and tags Mysterio who hits a hurricana and a sitting Senton from the top ropes on Rhodes. Tensai comes into the ring and gets hit with a 619. Sin Cara hits Tensai with a springboard dropkick from the top rope. Cody is hit with a 619 and Sin Cara nails Swanton Bomb on Rhodes for the 3-Count
Winner: Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio
Back in Anger Management, they are doing the classic trust exercise. Bryan falls into Kane’s arms. They both now have to catch Harold and don’t do it. They seem to understand each other now.
UPDATE: Jerry Lawler will not be returning tonight so The Miz is Michael Cole’s broadcast partner for the rest of the night.
Sheamus approaches the ring with CM Punk following soon afterwards in his street clothes. CM Punk takes a mic and says that he will not wrestle Sheamus because it is Labor Day.
CM Punk leaves the arena as AJ Lee tries to confront him saying that he is taking personal day. Matt Striker tries to interview AJ but she can’t remember who he is. She tells him to tell Sheamus to stay in the ring while she goes to find him an opponent.
Alberto Del Rio is making his entrance but he is not the opponent that AJ found him.
Jack Swagger makes his entrance and we have our match as Del Rio joins the commentary team.
Sheamus vs. Jack Swagger
Sheamus hits Swagger with a shoulder block before going to the top and hitting another shoulder block. Jack Swagger clips Sheamus’s leg and covers for the 2 count. Sheamus hits Swagger clothesline. Swagger is able to bounce back and hit the Swagger bomb as the crown chants boring. Sheamus quickly get back into it and locks in the Texas Cloverleaf and Swagger taps out.
Alberto del Rio jumps into the ring for the sneak attack and a brawl breaks out. Sheamus hits Del Rio with White Noise on Del Rio and a Brouge Kick on Ricardo. Sheamus and Del Rio have a staredown. Ricardo is out cold.
John Cena vs Alberto del Rio is hyped for later tonight
A recap is shown of Sheamus’ attack on Del Rio and Ricardo.
It is time for Diva’s action and Eve makes her way to the ring to face Kaitlyn
A recap of the Divas Battle Royal is shown. Layla is on commentary
Eve vs. Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn hits Eve with a crossbody and a hip toss. Eve tackles Kaitlyn and we have a classic cat fight. Eve hits Kaitlyn with a drop toe hold as The Miz and Layla picker on commentary. Eve locks Kaitlyn in a headlock and after a knee to the rips Eve nails Kaitlyn with a neckbreaker for the win.
Eve shakes Kaitlyn’s hand and then goes over to Layla. Layla shakes Eve’s hand.
Jack Swagger is backstage and tells AJ that he is taking some time off because he knows he is better than what he has become.
At Anger Management class Daniel Bryan says that he will offer Kane a rematch from Summerslam. Kane agrees to not eviscerate Daniel. Daniel takes exception and yell at each other as everyone leaves. The anger management counselor screams at them and leaves the room.
The crowd is giving the option of what to do with Daniel Bryan and Kane. They can either face each other, become a team, or hug it out.
Matt Striker tries to get a word with Ricardo but David Otunga comes out and says that his client will no speak.
WWE acknowledges that The Rock took down some burglars on the set of Fast 6.
Jinder Mahal is in the ring and he will face Ryback
Ryback vs. Jinder Mahal
A Goldberg chant breaks out as they lock up. Jinder hits Ryback with several knees back quickly swaps Jinder to the mat. Jinder hits Ryback with a shoulder tackle from the top but Ryback quickly comes back with a back body drop. Ryback hits a powerbomb, the Feed Me Clothesline, and The Marching Samoan Drop for the win.
Ryback gets the Chicago crowd to chant Feed Me More as Michael Cole and The Miz talk about the WWE App. We will find out what Daniel Bryan and Kane will do next.
A Night of Champions promo is shown
Michael Cole talks about the Night of Champions theme.
Matt Striker knocks on AJ Lee’s door. AJ says that Alberto del Rio vs John Cena is now Falls Count Anywhere.
Daniel Bryan makes his entrance and tries not to let the crowd get to him. Hellfire erupts and Kane comes down to the ring to meet Daniel Bryan.
A recap of Kane vs Alberto Del Rio on Smackdown is shown.
Michael Cole says that Kane has been fined for his assault on Josh Matthews.
Kane and Daniel Bryan must now go all Joey and Chandler and “Hug It Out”
The crowd chants Hug It Out while they both refuse. Daniel Bryan finally does but Kane doesn’t hug him back at first. They must both hug each other at the same time. They finally both hug each other. Daniel Bryan shakes Kane’s hand but they are both soon fighting once again. Kane hits a big boot and a throat thrust on the outside. Kane throws Daniel into the barricades before getting a chair. Kane hits Daniel with a chair and then chokeslams him. Kane puts the chair around Daniel’s head but Daniel gets to his feet before Kane can launch himself. Daniel hits Kane with a chair and heads for the hills.
John Cena vs Alberto Del Rio is hyped.
Santino Marella is shown jogging backstage. He will get his title rematch next.
Santino Marella makes his way to the ring followed by Antonio Cesaro with the lovely Aksana. A video of Antonio saying success in five languages
WWE United States Championship Match
Antonio Cesaro w/Aksana vs. Santino Marella
Cesaro goes for a clothlines but is caught with Santino’s saluting headbutt. Santino goes for the Cobra but is caught. Cesaro hits a belly to back slam and follows up with some elbows in the corner. Cesaro clotheslines Santino but Santino hits him out of the ring. Santino tries to pick up the sock puppet but fails and gets hits with the Neutralizer.
Winner and STILL Champion: Antonio Cesaro
John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio is hyped
Zack Ryder and Heath Slater are in the ring for a match.
Zack Ryder vs. Heath Slater
Heath hits Zack with a clotheslines and Zack fires back with a flapjack. Slaters with a neckbreaker for the two count and then with several elbows before hitting a knee. Slater locks in a headlock but Zack powers through. Slater hits Ryder with several punches in the corner and nails the Broski boot. Zack Ryder tries to go for the Rough Ryder once but fails only to hit it a minute later for the win.
Winner: Zack Ryder
Vicki Guerrero comes out and demands to speak with AJ, refusing to leave the ring until she does.
Vicki is still in the ring and shows a video AJ assaulting her. Vicki begins to chat to the chair she was sitting in ala Clint Eastwood at the GOP National Convention last week.
AJ says that she has been told not to attack anyone by the Board of Directors and must apologize. Vicki demands that AJ apologize. The crowd chants for AJ to fire Vicki but AJ apologizes. Vicki tells her to do it again. Vickie slaps her twice and mockingly bounces out of the ring. AJ has a mental breakdown in the middle of the ring.
John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio is next
A recap of Punk assault on Lawler is shown, followed by CM Punk’s walkout.
A rundown of the Night of Champions card is shown
John Cena’s music hits and he walks out to a chorus of boos. Alberto Del Rio comes out in a beautiful red Ferrari.
A recap of Ricardo getting kicked in the skull by Sheamus is shown
A Tout is shown with David Otunga talking about the legal action he will take against Sheamus on Smackdown.
Falls Count Anywhere
John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio
The action has started and we come back with Alberto hiting Cena with a twilt a whirl backbreaker. Del Rio has Cena in a headlock as the crowd chants “Lets Go Cena/Cena Sucks” Cena goes for a clothesline but gets hit with a backstabber for 2. Alberto Del Rio goes up top but gets hit with a dropkick from Cena. Cena hits the Shoulderblocks and the 5 Knuckle Shuffle. Cena goes for the AA but Del Rio goes to the outside where he slams Cena into the steps. Alberto stops on Cena’s midsection and sends him into the barricade. Cena leaps over the steps and hits Alberto with a shoulder block. Cena takes the top off the announce table and gets hit with an enziguri for 2. Cena goes for the AA again but gets sent into the ring post for his troubles. Del Rio grabs a chair but hits the ring post before being sent into the crown by Cena. Cena drags the steel steps over to the announce table. Del Rio is sent in the barricade. Cena walks up the ring steps with Del Rio on his shoulders, Del Rio reverses and hits Cena with a back suplex on Cena through the announce table for 2. Del Rio grabs a mic and sends Cena back into the ring. Del Rio says that everyone and everything is beneath him. Del Rio hits the CrossArm Breaker but Cena rolls through and locks in the STF. Del Rio wacks Cena in melon with the mic. Del Rio sends himself through the ropes and they walk up the ramp. Del Rio hits Cena with a suplex on the ramp. They back their way over to the Ferrari and Cena winks at the camera. Del Rio stops him before he can throw a speaker at him. Del Rio and Cena make their way backstage and smash the interview area. Alberto gets hit with an AA but CM Punk comes out of nowhere and hits Cena with a kick to the skull.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
CM Punk smashes Cena face on the hood of his car and tells Cena, “Respect”, as he poses on top of the car with the WWE Title.
Paul Heyman is shown to be driving CM Punk’s car as we fade to black.
Report By Michael Grooms
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