Location: Las Vegas, NV
July 16th, 2012
Commentators: Michael Cole & Jerry “The King” Lawler
IN RING SEGMENT
C.M. PUNK + BIG SHOW: C.M. Punk came down to the ring and the first thing he said was he loved Vegas. Punk then said that it was a year ago here he sat on that stage and dropped a pipe bomb that revolutionized the world. He went on to say that he has proved he is the very best in the world as he has defeated every challenge that has come his way including last night against Daniel Bryan. Punk then said that next week is the 1000th episode of RAW, and that way back someone like him would have never been on the first ever RAW and he plans on standing in that ring with the Championship… At that moment Big Show’s music hit and out he came to the ring. Big Show said that, that was a touching story, but whatever. Show then said that he was inches from winning that Money in the Bank contract last night. He then went on to say that the briefcase was in his hands last night and John Cena got lucky by it snapping off the chain, and if he had won last night he would cash in right now and become the Champion. Punk said that is Big Show’s problem he is always loses, he comes down to the ring and destroys everything in his path and still loses. That is why someone half Show’s size is the Champion and the fans respect him, while all Big Show has his big fat contract and no one respects him. Big Show then said that no one respects Punk there is only one man in this company and they both know who that is. Punk said that he is the WWE Champion and he is the man, and Big Show is nothing more than a shell of a man that happens to be a giant. Big Show that, that might be Punk’s opinion but after he knocks Punk out later on, John Cena just might cash in and then Punk would no longer be the champion. Big Show then dropped the microphone like it was pipe bomb and then walked away.
WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Kofi Kingston & R-Truth © defeated Prime Time Playas via pin fall: R-Truth hit Titus O’Neil with the What’s Up? for the win.
A.J. LEE + DANIEL BRYAN + EVE: Daniel Bryan walked up to AJ and AJ said she called it down the middle and if he doesn’t like it tough. Daniel the said that he wanted to apologize for everything he said to her since Wrestlemania, and that he was sorry for making her the scapegoat. Eve then walked up and interrupted them and said that because Daniel walked out in the middle of their match last week there will be a new one tonight with Eve picking her partner to take on Bryan and AJ. Eve then said you know what they say about revenge… well its what you are AJ, and then she walked off. AJ then asked Daniel what he was going to say and he said he would tell her after they win, and then he kissed her on the cheek before walking away.
Alberto Del Rio defeated Zack Ryder via submission: Del Rio won with the cross arm breaker.
IN RING SEGMENT
ALBERTO DEL RIO + REY MYSTERIO JR. + ZACK RYDER: After the match Del Rio went back to work on Ryder, when Rey Mysterio Jr.’s music hit and he came out for the first time in almost a year. Del Rio attacked Rey the second he got into the ring but Mysterio got the upper hand and ended up hitting Del Rio with the 619 sending him out of the ring and Rey then celebrated in the ring.
Rikishi defeated Heath Slater via pin fall: Rikishi won with the Banzai Drop. After the match the lights went out and when they came back on his sons, the Usos were in the ring and the three danced.
MIXED TAG TEAM MATCH
Daniel Bryan & AJ Lee defeated The Miz & Eve via pin fall: Eve rolled up AJ, but with the ref’s back turned Daniel Bryan reversed it.
IN RING SEGMENT
DANIEL BRYAN + AJ LEE: Daniel Bryan grabbed a microphone and then he said that AJ said something to him a while back but he was too scared to say it back. He said that is life and career wouldn’t be righted till he says it. He then told her he loved her as she turned away he got in front of her again and said last week he asked her a question because he wanted to become champion now though he was asking because it is all he wants. Bryan then got down on one knee and opened a box and asked her to marry him. He then placed the ring on her finger and she smiled and nodded before saying yes. The two then kissed passionately in the middle of the ring. Bryan and AJ then yelled YES in the ring.
Ryback versus Jack Swagger: Match never officially started as Swagger attacked Ryback before the bell. Ryback eventually got the upper hand and hit Swagger with three power bombs before kicking him out of the ring.
IN RING SEGMENT
DOLPH ZIGGLER + VICKIE GUERRERO + CHRIS JERICHO: Vickie came out and introduced the winner of the Smackdown Money in the Bank ladder match, Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler then made his way to the ring with Vickie. Dolph said that every Money in the Bank contract has been cashed in successfully and so that means everyone is looking at the next World Heavyweight Champion, and when he does cash in he will be the greatest champion in the history of the WWE. He will be better than Bret Hart, better than Stone Cold, and better then The Rock. Dolph then got cut off as Chris Jericho’s music hit and out he came to the ring. Before he could even speak Dolph cut him off and said that it was his time, and his moment not Chris’s as he won his money in the bank match last night, and Chris didn’t. Dolph then said he’s never won it and why stop there, when was the last time he won anything? Chris stayed silent as Dolph continues on about how he has heard Chris talked about how great he is and how he is going to save everyone and the best in the world at what he does, and he guess that what he does is lose. Dolph continued by saying that he is all hype and is just coasting now, as when was the last time Jericho actually won an important match,, and then asked if Jericho was losing his touch, if he can’t win the big one anymore? Dolph asked again if Jericho is losing his touch, and then out of nowhere Jericho hit Ziggler with the Code Breaker before leaving the ring.
Brodus Clay defeated JTG via pin fall: Clay won with the Funk It.
C.M. Punk defeated Big Show via Disqualification: Big Show pushed the referee to cause the disqualification.
IN RING SEGMENT
BIG SHOW + C.M. PUNK + JOHN CENA: Big Show continued his assault on Punk when Cena’s music hit and out he came with his Money in the Bank briefcase in hand. Cena got ready for a fight with Show, but he just got out of the ring for Cena to cash in. Cena instead asked for a microphone. Cena said that he sent out a Tout earlier tonight saying he had an announcement for his Money in the Bank plans… Big Show cut him off saying everyone knows he is going to announce that he is cashing in right now, Big Show continues to antagonize Cena telling him to cash in now since the title was designed after him, and said that he would never have an easier opponent than right now. Cena yelled no and then told C.M. Punk that he has one week to get ready as at RAW 1000 they will see who the best in the world really is as he will be cashing in his match then. Cena then said that his huge announcement though is this… Cena then proceeded to blindside Big Show with the briefcase. Cena and Punk then had a stare down in the center of the ring.