WWE Raw Results - (10/1/12)
Results by: Adam W. of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Welcome to this week's Monday Night Raw! For tonight, I will be filling in for Kendra Bunyon. We start off the show with a highlight of last week's Raw. Mick Foley speaks of CM Punk, and the change he really inspired. Mick says Punk blindly follows Paul Heyman, as Punk interrupts. Mick says it's not because Paul is a liar, it's because he is egocentric. Mick says if Punk won't listen about Paul, he will tell him about Hell in a Cell. Mick suggests that Punk face John Cena at the PPV. Cena gets in the ring, as Punk commands him to run. After a five count, Punk is greeted with a lead pipe to the gut. As Punk is backstage, he attacks Mick Foley. As he turns back around, Ryback stand waiting.
We are welcomed to the show by Michael Cole and Jim Ross. Jim Ross speaks of being honored, as tonight's show will be a Jim Ross Appreciation Night hosted in Oklahoma City.
CM Punk and Paul Heyman, holding Punk's belt, are introduced and make their way to the ring. Punk grabs a mic, and speaks of John Cena attacking him last week. Punk says since he is from Chicago, they call it cowardliness. Punk says he was backstage, looking for a doctor. Punk says Mick Foley shot him a look of disrespect, and utter something under his breath. Punk says he did what any man would do, and kicked him like the dog he is. Punk says he showed that he was the WWE Champion. Punk asks if Foley would have said anything derogatory to Cena, or even Dwayne. Punk says Mick wouldn't have said this to Steve Austin, but does to him. Punk says he wishes that Mrs. Foley would have taught Mick manner, which the people aren't showing. Punk says Mick is a scatter-brain, but can be smart when he needs to. Punk says he thought of having the match with Cena, but is here to announce that he will not face Cena at Hell in a Cell. Paul Heyman grabs the mic, and says he would like to move on to any other piece of business.
A video is shown on the Titantron of last week's Raw, when Paul "proposed" to AJ. Paul said he would think of everything, while she stole all the credit. Paul is greeted with a slap in the face. Paul clarifies that AJ never said no, but did violate a rule from the board of directors. Paul says he holds a memo from the board of directors, saying that AJ is not to put her hands on any Superstar, Diva, Manager, etc. Paul says he and Punk agree, and demand AJ Lee be removed as General Manager. Paul says not to worry, because he would fill that power void. Paul says he has all the experience as a General Manager. Vickie Guerrero interrupts.
Vickie and Dolph walk to the ring, saying they are victims due to AJ's actions. Vickie says Dolph nearly lost his Money in the Bank Briefcase, and Vickie still has neck issues.
A video is shown from 2 months ago, where Vickie is slapped in the face by AJ. AJ follows with an attack.
Paul asks when it became about Vickie. Vickie says Dolph will be the future World Champion. Paul says when Dolph catches up to Punk, they will worry about it then. Dolph interjects, and says AJ Lee is the sole reason of all the conflict on Raw. Dolph asks if Paul Heyman and Vickie Guerrero became co-General Managers. AJ Lee interrupts.
AJ skips to the ring. AJ says everyone will be happy to know that the WWE Board of Directors put her on probation. AJ said she hoped they would make an excuse for a slimy, creepy, worm of a man like Paul. AJ says that she has been appointed a coach to help her with her General Manager duties. Daniel Bryan interrupts.
Daniel yells at everyone to stop. Bryan says he came out her to apologize. Bryan says AJ's mental issues are all compounded from when he dumped her after Wrestlemania. Daniel says he doesn't blame her, saying he is one hell of a catch. Bryan yells that he is handsome, a former World Champion, and has a great beard. Daniel says now he is the Tag Team Champions. Kane interrupts.
Kane says everyone has forgotten an important fact about AJ, that she is a phenomenal kisser. Kane says everything Daniel said is true, except he is the Tag Team Champions. Daniel and Bryan, Dolph and Punk, and Vickie and Paul all get into arguments. AJ yells at them all to stop. AJ says this is her show, AJ says probation or not, she is still General Manager. AJ says WWE Champion CM Punk and Mr. Money in the Bank Dolph Ziggler will face WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan and Kane.
Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio make their way backstage, both sporting half of each others mask. They will be competing in the Tag Team Tournament to determine the #1 Contenders to the WWE Tag Team Championships.
Tag Team Championship Tournament Qualifying Match: The Masked Marvels (Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio) vs. Primo and Epico w/ Rosa Mendes
Sin and Epico lock up, but Epico rolls up Sin. Sin Cara kicks, and does a Handpring Back Elbow. Pin by Sin, but a kick out. Epico takes Sin in the corner and tags Primo. Primo stomps Sin in the other corner, but Sin kicks away. Primo punches Sin and whips him. Sin does a Frankensteiner, and follows by grabbing Primo's hand. Sin botches a Corkscrew Arm Drag, and tags Rey. Rey and Sin do Headscissors Takedowns to both Primo and Epico, as they are both sent to the floor. Sin and Rey go to dive, but the Prime Time Players interrupt. Darren Young and Titus O'Neil bring chairs on the ramp, and sit to watch.
Rey is whipped into the corner by Epico, as he runs to Rey. Rey moves away, as Epico hits the corner. Rey tags Sin, as he is hit with a pop up. When in the air, Cara does a Dropkick to Epico. Sin goes for a Springboard, but is Dropkicked in the stomach. Pin, but a kick out. Primo is tagged, as he knees Sin's face. Primo goes for a Powerbomb, but Cara reverses into a Yoshi Tonic. Pin, but a kick out. Epico is tagged, as Cara does a Satellite DDT. Primo and Rey are tagged, as Rey does a Headscissors Takedown. Primo is kicked, as Rey slides in between Primo's legs. Rey trips Primo, following with a kick out the head. Pin, but a kick out. Rey does a Sitout Slam to Primo, but Cara jumps in the ring with a Springboard Missile Dropkick. Cara and Rey set up Primo and Epico for a Double 619. Epico is sent to the floor, as Sin dives on him. Rey does a West Coast Pop to Primo for the win.
Winners and advancing in the Tournament: The Masked Marvels (Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio) via pinfall
Tonight, Big Show and Sheamus will have a World Championship Debate hosted by Booker T.
Brodus Clay, with Cameron and Naomi dance in the ring. Antonio Cesaro makes his way to the ring.
WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro vs. Brodus Clay w/ Cameron and Naomi
Antonio and Brodus lock up, as Brodus is backed in the corner. Cesaro gets a few shots to Brodus, but Clay reveres. Antonio is hit with fists, followed by a Suplex. Clay hits an Elbow Drop and pins. Kick out as Antonio rolls to the apron. Clay grabs Antonio, but Antonio snaps Brodus' neck against the ropes. Cesaro gets back in the ring, and jumps off the opposite ropes. Cesaro connects with a Springboard European Uppercut. Antonio picks up Brodus, and connects with the Neutralizer.
Winner: United States Champion Antonio Cesarovia pinfall
Backstage, Kaitlyn is putting on a pair of boots, as AJ introduces her coach. AJ says that next week Kaitlyn will be ready for a match, but wants to talk about their relationships. AJ apologizes to Kaitlyn that she ever doubted her friendship. AJ then bursts out laughing, saying shes not sorry at all. AJ skips away as Kaitlyn asks who the man is.
Zack Ryder waits in the ring. The Intercontinental Champion The Miz makes his way to the ring.
WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz vs. Zack Ryder
Miz and Zack lock up, as Miz gets the arm of Zack. Miz gets a Side Headlock, but is whipped against the ropes. Zack is taken down with a shoulder. Miz runs the ropes, but Zack hits a Flapjack. Miz kicks Zack after he is whipped in the corner, and stomps on him. Pin by Miz, but a kick out. Miz knees Zack in the back, and locks in a Headlock. Zack punches out, but is kneed in the gut. Zack is whipped, but Miz is hit with a Facebuster. Miz runs into Zack's knees in the corner, and is hit with a Missile Dropkick. Miz is set up in the corner, and is hit with a Broski Boot. Zack sets up for a Rough Ryder, but Miz throws Zack into the turnbuckles. Miz connects with a Skull Crushing Finale for the win.
Winner: WWE Intercontinental Champion The Mizvia pinfall
Booker T walks backstage as the World Champion Debate is next.
Smackdown General Manager Booker T makes his way to the ring. Booker grabs a mic. Booker says in 4 weeks that World Champion Sheamus will Big Show in Hell in a Cell, for the first time. First, The Big Show is introduced and welcomed to the ring. A highlight of Smackdown's show is shown as he defeated Randy Orton to become #1 Contender. Show followed by knocking out Randy with a WMD. Following Big Show, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus is introduced. Sheamus makes his way to the ring, as he and Big Show stand at their respective podiums.
Booker thanks both Show and Sheamus for joining him in the debate. Booker says they open with an opening statement. Big Show is allowed to start first. Show thanks Booker, but hesitates. Big Show says this is ridiculous. Big Show says at Hell in a Cell, he will knock out Sheamus with a WMD and become the next World Champion. If Sheamus tries a Brouge Kick, Show says he will rip off Sheamus' leg. Sheamus is allowed to speak, and asks Show not to rip his leg off. Sheamus says he needs his leg to kick Show's teeth in.
A tweet is shown, asking both Show and Sheamus about their strategy. Sheamus says he is all about fighting, and has never faced a better Superstar. Even though Show has BO problems and has hygiene problems. Show says he is a threat, and smells fantastic. Show says he isn't being taken seriously, which is a mistake.
The next tweet is shown, asking if the WMD or Brouge Kick are more powerful. Big Show says he has knocked more people out, and won more championships with that move than Sheamus could even do. Big Show says he can ask Cena, or Orton. Sheamus says he forgot Daniel Bryan who beat Big Show in 45 seconds for the World Heavyweight Championship. As Big Show leans against the podium, it breaks. Sheamus directs Big Show to the Titantron to show a Tout from "Rey Mysterio Sullivan" which is Sheamus in a Mysterio mask. Booker says Sheamus should take it seriously, as Show does as well. Sheamus asks Show how it feels to lose the World Championship in 45 seconds, only for Bryan to lose in 18. Sheamus asks again, how it feels. Big Show and Sheamus stand off in the middle of the ring. Big Show removes his coat, and Sheamus removes his shirt. Big Show leaves the ring, saving himself for Hell in a Cell.
Ryback is walking backstage, as his match is next.
Tensai waits in the ring. Ryback makes his way to the ring.
Ryback vs. Tensai
Ryback and Tensai lock up, as Ryback gets a Side Headlock. Ryback runs the ropes, but is taken down with a shoulder. Ryback gets up, as he and Tensai trade forearms. Tensai is whipped into the corner, as Ryback drags him to the center of the ring. Ryback is headbutt by Tensai, as Tensai runs the ropes. Ryback does a Scoop Slam, and follows with a Lariat. Ryback sets up for goes for Shell Shocked. Ryback fails at picking him up twice, but ends the match with a Lariat.
Winner: Ryback via pinfall
Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow are backstage speaking of the debate. Damien mentions the Sheamus wasn't even wearing pants. Cody says he and Damien can personify champions as the Rhode Scholars win the Tag Team Belts at Hell in a Cell. Sandow says that Sheamus parades around looking like a corn-soaked neanderthal. Cody agrees.
Justin Roberts speaks of Susan G. Komen and their partnership with WWE. Go to Komen.org/WWE to support their cause to find a cure for breast cancer.
Even Torres makes her way to the ring. Beth Phoenix makes her way to the ring. A highlight is shown on Smackdown, as Eve suspends Beth thinking she was Kaitlyn's attacker. Even says Teddy told Eve to do it, because he is jealous of Booker's position.
WWE Diva's Champion Eve Torres vs. Beth Phoenix
Eve goes to shakes hands with Beth, but Beth attacks Eve. Beth picks up Even, and slams her in the corner. Beth charges towards Eve, but gets her shoulder into the ring post. Eve follows Beth to the floor, attacking her shoulder. Beth is thrown into the ring, and slammed into the barricade by her hair. Eve rolls back in the ring, as Beth gets back in the ring at a 9 count. Eve is hit with a Atomic Drop, followed by an Axe Handle. Pin, but a kick out. Eve goes against the ropes, and does a Spinning Neckbreaker for the win.
Winner: WWE Diva's Champion Eve Torres via pinfall
AJ introduces her coach to Wad Barrett backstage. Wade says he is glad that AJ is being taught to do her job. Wade says he doesn't even have a match. Barrett says he will be blunt, and says AJ has done a horrible job. Wade says she is letting her emotions get in the way of her job. One minute she is cold as ice, and the next is hot headed. Barrett then excuses himself, as AJ tells her coach that he is intimated.
Michael Cole and Jim Ross speak of JBL reaching the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro this past week. JBL placed a WWE flag on the summit. A Tout is shown of JBL, saying he thanks WWE for raising so much money for kids.
Santino Marella vs. Heath Slater w/ The Encore (Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal)
Santino and Heath lock up, as Santino runs the ropes. They both shoulder, which cancel out. Heath runs the ropes, and does the same to Santino. Marella goes for the same, but is hit with a Back Elbow. Heath punches Santino, and pins. Kick out. Heath does a Headlock to Santino, but is taken over with a Snapmare. Heath hits a Spinning Calf Kick. Pin, but a kick out. Heath chokes Santino against the ropes, and follows with a Body Drop. Heath goes to the second rope, and dives. Santino reveres with a boot. Heath moves and Slater goes into the corner. Santino lands jabs and follows with a Legsweep. Santino does a Saluting Headbutt, and gets the Cobra. Heath is hit, as Drew and Jinder attack Santino.
Winner: Santino Marella via disqualification
Drew does a Future Shock DDT and Jinder does a Camel Clutch. Heath grabs a mic. Drew says he is still the Chosen One, and Jinder says he is the Maharaja, and Heath says he is the One Man Band. They all stand in the ring holding their arms up.
Next, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus will face Damien Sandow.
Sheamus is in the ring waiting for Damien. Damien Sandow makes his way to the ring with Cody Rhodes.
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus vs. "The Intellectual Savior of the Masses" Damien Sandow w/ Cody Rhodes
Damien and Sheamus lock up, as Damien is backed to the ropes. Damien backs away. They lock up again, as Sheamus is backed in to the corner. Damien backs up as Sheamus attempts a punch. Damien twists the arm of Sheamus, as Sheamus reverses. Sheamus sits out on the arm of Sandow. Sandow gets a Hammerlock, followed by a Headlock Takeover. Sheamus gets out with fists, and knocks Damien down with a shoulder. Sandow is hit with a knee in the gut, and Sheamus grabs Sandow's beard. Damien rolls to the floor.
Sheamus whips Sandow, as Damien gets on the floor. Sheamus follows, as Damien jumps into the crowd. Cody makes a distraction, as Damien does a Lariat to Sheamus. Sheamus is rolled back into the ring, and pins. Kick out by Sheamus. Damien begins stomping on Sheamus and covers again. Kick out, as Damien gets a Facelock. Sheamus punches Damien and runs the ropes, but Damien hits a knee to Sheamus. Damien kicks Sheamus and pins. Kick out. Damien shoulders Sheamus' gut in the corner, as Damien locks in a Headlock. Sheamus punches out, but Damien begins kneeing Sheamus in the chest. Damien does a Russian Legsweep, and follows with an Elbow of Distain. Pin, but a kick out. Damien chokes Sheamus against the ropes, but goes to the floor. Sheamus is laid out of the apron, as Sandow attacks Sheamus' face. Sheamus is rolled backed in the ring as Damien pins. Kick out. Sandow locks in another Headlock, as Sheamus stands out of it. Damien is whipped, but kicks Sheamus. Droptoe Hold to Sheamus as he is caught in the second rope. Sandow runs his knee into Sheamus' back and pins. Kick out by Sheamus. Sandow locks in a Headscissors, as he yells to Sheamus. Sheamus clubs Sandow's chest, and kicks him in the face. Sheamus goes top rope, as Damien attacks him. Sheamus falls, as Sandow begins stomping on Sheamus. Damien continues his attack, and follows with a kick to the face. Pin, but a kick out. Damien locks in a Facelock, then a Cobra Clutch, Sheamus punches out, and runs the ropes. Damien sends Sheamus to the floor, as Sandow grabs him. Sheamus is rolled back in and pinned. Kick out. Damien does another pin, but another kick out. Sandow gets a Headlock, but Sheamus does a Back Suplex. Sheamus is taken down with multiple Running Axe Handles. Damien is hit with a high knee followed by a Rolling Senton. Sandow goes to the apron, and snaps Sheamus' neck against the ropes. Sandow hits a Rolling Neckbreaker to a kneeling Sheamus. Pin, but a kick out. Sheamus kicks Sandow form the corner, and goes top rope. Sheamus connects with a Battering Ram and pins Sandow. Kick out by amine. Sheamus picks up Damien, but Sandow gets out. Sandow ducks a Brouge, and tries to crawl to the floor. Sheamus grabs his leg, and begins punching his chest. Damien falls to the floor, and Sheamus follows. Sandow is rolled back into the ring, as Sheamus pushes Cody into the announce table. Cody is thrown into the ring, as he tries to help Damien. Sheamus does a Brouge Kick to both men, and pins Damien for the win.
Winner: World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus via pinfall
Up next, Jim Ross Appreciation.
Michael Cole is in the ring, introducing Jim Ross. Cole says for 3 decades, Jim Ross has been the voice of the WWE. Jim Ross makes his way to the ring. JR gets a mic, and begins speaking with Cole. Michael congratulates Ross, saying he is in his hometown and calling the action. Cole asks how Ross is feeling, but as he is about to speak, CM Punk interrupts.
Punk makes his way to the ring with Paul Heyman. Punk grabs Cole's mic, and tells him to get out of his ring. Punk asks Oklahoma City where their spirit is as they boo him. Punk asks if the people think he is a bad guy. Punk says that's why he is here, and gets the crowd to chant JR. Punk says he respects JR for begin the best announcer this company has seen. Punk then tells JR he knows nothing of respect. Punk says he is the best in the world, and deserves respect. Punk says everyone turned their backs on him. Punk says he is an example of how one should act. Punk says JR will teach everyone about respect by telling them that he is the best in the world. JR says he is glad Punk isn't here to embarrass him. JR says that Punk has done a good job making a jacka-- of himself these last couple of weeks. Punk says he came out here to tell JR that they have something in common, even though everyone in the back treats him like crap. Punk says what if JR is out here to embarrass him. Punk asks JR is he should show him the same disrespect. Punk says he will do him what he did to Mick. Punk says he can yell "STONE COLE" all he wants, but no one will hear him. Punk says the number 3:16 belongs to him, because of his increasing reign as champion. Punk says to help himself, he must tell everyone that he is the best. Punk yells at JR to say it, but Ross says he wont. JR says he has been blessed to call some of the best matches in WWE history with the best in the world. These men include Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, Undertaker, Triple H, and Stone Cold. JR says they are the best because they earned that distinction. JR says if Punk wants to be called "Best in the World" he must beat John Cena at Hell in the Cell. Jim says if Punk beats Cena, he will be the first in line to say he is the best. Punk removes his hoodie and JR's hat. Punk stomps on Jim's hat, and says he won't run away from fights. Punk says he doesn't run like Oklahoma City. Punk says they have a squared circle where men fight. Punk says he has never ran away, but if JR is smart, he would. JR says he is standing in the ring with the most dangerous man in WWE. Punk says if he won't run or fight, Punk will make sure he never calls another Raw again. Jim goes to leave, but Punk stops him. Punk says he will allow JR to go back to his announcing. Punk says when he tells someone to leave, they should ask "what way should I go?" Punk says he wants JR to leave in shame, and if he doesn't he will be put in the dirt. JR is forced to leave, but Ryback interrupts.
Ryback makes his way to the ring, with Jim Ross. Ryback stares down Punk in the ring. Punk slowly backs away, and out of the ring. Punk yells "Best in the World" on the ramp while holding up his belt.
Ricardo Rodriguez introduces Alberto Del Rio, as he makes his way to the ring. Once more, a highlight is shown of Big Show knocking out Randy Orton. After the show was off the air, Alberto ambushed Randy. Kofi Kingston makes his way to the ring with R-Truth.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Kofi Kingston w/ R-Truth
Alberto kicks Kofi, following with a Snap Suplex. ADR runs the ropes, but is it with a Back Elbow by Kingston. Kofi is Clotheslined over the top rope to the floor. Kofi jumps off the top rope, and does a dive onto Alberto.
Alberto has Kofi locked in an Abdominal Stretch, as he punches Kofi's ribs. Kofi elbows out, and follows with an Arm Drag. Kofi catches ADR's kick, and follows with a Dropkick. Kofi connects with a Boom Drop, and sets up for a Trouble in Paradise. ADR ducks and pushes Kofi in the corner. Kofi goes for the apron, and does an Enziguiri to Del Rio. Kofi jumps off the top rope, and misses with a High Crossbody. Alberto locks in a Cross Arm Breaker for the win.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio via submission
AJ is being talked to by her coach, saying she needs to learn to be a leader. AJ says he has a point, and says they should have a special guest referee for the Main Event. AJ asks if he would like to, but changes her mind. AJ says she doesn't need a coach, and kicks him out.
Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring. Kane makes his way to the ring.
AJ is announced as the special guest referee.
WWE Champion CM Punk w/ Paul Heyman and Mr. Money in the Bank Dolph Ziggler w/ Vickie Guerrero vs. WWE Tag Team Champions Hell No! (Daniel Bryan and Kane) with Special Guest Referee AJ Lee
Kane and Dolph lock up, as Dolph is thrown against the ropes. Kane takes Ziggler down with a shoulder. Kane punches Dolph across the face, followed by a body blow. Kane does a Body Slam to Dolph, followed by an elbow. Dolph is whipped into the corner, and Kane runs to Dolph. Ziggler moves, and attempts a Zig Zag. Kane holds the ropes, and then Clotheslines Dolph to the floor.
Dolph has a Sleeper Hold locked in on Kane. Kane backs Dolph into the corner, and gets out. Dolph hits a Dropkick to Kane, and pins. Kick out. Dolph pushes Daniel, but is hit with Kane's fist. Daniel Bryan is tagged, as Kane whips Bryan into Dolph. Bryan does a Dropkick to a cornered Ziggler, followed by a pin. Kick out. Daniel tags Kane, as he sits Dolph. Kane hits a Running Dropkick to Dolph. Ziggler kicks Kane, and tags Punk. Punk hits two high knees to a cornered Kane. Punk goes for a Bulldog, but Kane throws him into the corner. Kane catches Punk, and hits him with a Sidewalk Slam. Kane goes top rope, and hits a Lariat. Kane goes for a Chokeslam, but Bryan tags himself in. Bryan goes for a Diving Headbutt, but Punk does a Dropkick to Daniel. Byran does a Backflip of the Tree of Woe, as he begins kicking Punk. Bryan is pushed into Ziggler by Punk,as he kicks Bryan in the head. Pin, but a kick out. Dolph is tagged, as he Dropkicks Bryan to the floor. Dolph follows as Dolph is thrown into the barricade. Dolph yells at Kane to back up, as he throws Bryan against the barricade again. Bryan is rolled back in the ring and pinned, but only to a two count. Ziggler locks in a Headlock, but Bryan gets out with a Chinbreaker. Punk is tagged, as he goes top rope. Punk geos for an Diving Elbow Drop, but Bryan pushes Punk. Bryan goes on the top rope, and does a Butterfly Superplex. Bryan locks in the No Lock, as Punk gets his foot on the ropes with help from Paul. AJ kicks Heyman out, followed by Vickie. Dolph leaves with Vickie, as Punk stays shocked. Bryan does a Dropkick to Punk, and tags Kane. Kane does a Chokeslam to Punk for the win.
Winners: WWE Tag Team Champions Hell No! (Daniel Bryan and Kane) via pinfall
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