Date: October 8th, 2012
Location: Sacramento, CA
Commentators: Michael Cole & Jim Ross & John Bradshaw Layfield
IN RING SEGMENT
JOHN CENA: John Cena made his way down to the ring to start off the show. Cena said that he missed everyone and asked if they missed him, and that one-week off felt like a year. He said that it took a week of being outside of the ring to realize what was going on here. Cena brought up Daniel Bryan and Kane, that Cesaro has large nipples and then went on to talk about the women’s division which ended with Cena asking AJ out on a date at In and Out Burger. Cena then plugged Vince McMahon being here tonight. Cena then went on to say that while it was good to be back but he doesn’t have a voice and neither does the crowd, as CM Punk took their voice away, and every day that Punk holds the Championship he garners respect but it doesn’t matter how long he is champion if no one cares that he is the champion. Cena then said that he felt that Punk versus Cena at Hell in a Cell would gain attention, and that if he is given the chance he will fight with all his heart for the Championship. Cena then said that Punk thinks people don’t like him because he is a “Heyman Guy” but that isn’t the case, they don’t like him because he is a Punk. Cena then once again levied a challenge for the Championship at Hell in a Cell and then dropped the microphone and left the ring. As Cena was leaving though Ryback’s music hit and out he came for his match.
TWO ON ONE HANDICAP MATCH
Ryback defeated Epico & Primo via pin fall: Ryback won with the Shell Shock on both Primo & Epico.
IN RING SEGMENT
BRODUS CLAY + CAMERON + NAOMI + R-TRUTH: Brodus Clay w/ Cameron & Naomi came out to face R-Truth. Truth then stopped Clay and said that while he would fight Clay anytime, but Little Jimmy is going through puberty and all he wants to do is dance. They all agree to then dance in the ring. After a few moments of this Mr. McMahon is shown on the Titantron and asked them all to dance their way out of the ring as it is time for his state of the WWE address.
IN RING SEGMENT
MR. McMAHON + CM PUNK + PAUL HEYMAN: Vince McMahon made his way down to the ring. Vince said that we just saw two grown men dancing with two women and an imaginary little boy. Vince then listed off a lot of the personalities that are in the WWE and it can hold them all because of the action that is in the WWE, and how everyone wants to see the best taking on the best. Then before he could continue CM Punk’s music hit and out came the WWE Champion with Paul Heyman in tow. Vince then said that Punk’s new T-shirt is ugly, and that Punk disrespected Vince by coming out during his WWE address. Punk then went on a tirade about respect saying that Vince was disrespecting him, and it was all because he won’t face Cena at Hell in a Cell. Punk then addressed the fans disrespect, which led Punk to ask Vince if he respect him. Vince said he respects that Punk has been Champion for 323 days, which is impressive. Vince said that he doesn’t respect that Punk is a Heyman guy, and that he personally isn’t a CM Punk guy. Punk said that he was impressed that Vince would actually say that in public. Punk continued by saying a year and a half ago he said that he was just a spoke on the wheel but fast forward to now, and he is the wheel, so Vince should be a Punk guy and appreciate him. CM Punk then threatened to do what he did last year, and leave the company again with the WWE Championship and this time he won’t come back. Vince then said so what Punk is trying to say is that he is indispensible and that WWE couldn’t be without him. Punk then said that is exactly what he is saying, and then questioned who if not him. Vince said that it is no one person, that it is the WWE Universe that keeps the WWE going, and the whole universe is speaking out saying that someone needs to shut him up. Vince then said that he is not the greatest and no where near close to the best like Andre, Michaels or Stone Cold. Punk said that he is nothing like Austin, because he worked his way to the top, the only thing that made Austin famous is beating up a clueless, inept millionaire. Punk then continued to berate McMahon calling him a senior citizen, and that is a slap in his face what the fans do to him and to what Vince has been doing to him for years. Punk then slapped Vince across the face, and said that one is a slap in Vince’s face. Punk then got out of the ring and as he walked up the ramp Vince said that he would fire Punk if he did not fight Vince in this ring tonight. Punk laughed and agreed, Vince said that Punk might beat him, but he will teach Punk about respect. Heyman then started to warn Punk, but he told him not to worry everything would be fine.
TAG TEAM MATCH
Sin Cara & Rey Mysterio defeated The Prime Time Players via pin fall: Mysterio won with a Splash on Darren Young.
CM PUNK + PAUL HEYMAN: Heyman said that Punk proves every night that he is the best, but this is a must lose situation. Punk then said that there is nothing to worry about he is going to step on Vince’s throat and annihilate him. Heyman said that if Punk wins, Vince would do anything it takes to make Punk’s and his life a living hell.
Sheamus defeated Wade Barrett via DQ: During the match Tensai came out and attacked Sheamus for the Disqualification. Sheamus cleaned house but then Big Show came out and threw Sheamus out of the ring.
AJ LEE + CM PUNK: AJ Lee was in her office when CM Punk came in. Punk said that he wanted to let her know that she should know what he planned on doing to Vince on her show, and while the Board might not blame him, they will be looking to blame someone else like her. AJ then said that first he was afraid to face Cena now he’s afraid to face Vince. Punk said that wasn’t the case he was just trying to help her, but now what ever he does will be on her, and then he walked out.
SINGLES MATCH – NON TITLE
Antonio Cesaro © defeated Tyson Kidd via pin fall: Cesaro won with the Neutralizer.
TAG TEAM MATCH – NON TITLE
Team Hell No © defeated Dolph Ziggler & Alberto Del Rio via pin fall: Kane won with a Choke Slam on Ziggler.
JIM ROSS + MR. McMAHON: JR was talking with Vince, and JR said that Vince called JR an American Icon and his friend, and as a friend he wants to say that Vince has no reason to fight Punk, and all he can think about is what happen to Lawler after he fought Punk. Vince then said that he thought that JR should call his match like when he would call the Austin/McMahon matches. JR agreed to do so, and then Vince said he wanted to hear it now as he is impatient so JR obliged and pretended to call the match. JR then said again he advise against the match and Vince then quoted The Rock saying it didn’t matter what he thought. The two laughed and Vince told him he would see him out there and walked off.
IN RING SEGMENT
LARRY KING + KOFI + MIZ: Larry King was introduced as he was on the stage with a table set up with his wife. Before he can begin out came the Miz. Miz said he didn’t need an introduction as he is the most must see WWE Superstar in WWE History. Miz then said that this must be a huge honor for Larry to be interviewing him. Miz then announced that today was his birthday. Miz then said that Larry should lead the crowd in singing happy birthday to him. Larry then said that he has it on good authority that no one here cares that it’s his birthday. Larry then said that he was going to replace his boring guest with a new guest, Kofi Kingston. Out came Kofi and the two began to talk about RAW and how it’s live in Sacramento. Miz then interrupted them saying that Larry King is a has-been and that Kofi is a never was superstar. Miz continued to berate Larry and his wife; finally Larry’s wife had enough and threw water on him. Kofi then attacked the Miz and threw him off the stage. Kofi then followed and continued to attack Miz all the way to the back.
TAG TEAM MATCH
Rhodes Scholars defeated Santino Marella & Zack Ryder via pin fall: Rhodes won with the Disaster Kick on Marella.
VINCE McMAHON + PAUL HEYMAN: Paul Heyman walked into Vince’s locker room. Vince asked what the hell he was doing in there. Heyman said that he was there to apologize, as he didn’t know Punk was going to pick a fight with Vince. He then pled to Vince to let him broker peace between the two. Vince then asked Paul if he even knew the difference between when he’s lying and telling the truth. Vince then claimed that Paul had been poisoning Punk’s mind. Paul then said that he was there for Vince not for Punk and that he was just trying to keep Punk from doing to Vince what Brock Lesnar did to Triple H. Paul then walked out of the room.
DIVA’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Eve Torres© defeated Kaitlyn via submission: Eve won with an Ankle Lock on Kaitlyn’s injured ankle.
ALBERTO DEL RIO + RICARDO + JOSH MATTHEWS: Alberto Del Rio was walking with Ricardo, when Josh Matthews came up to him and asked him about a tweet from earlier. Del Rio tried to ignore him but Matthews persisted saying that the tweet was from Randy Orton who said he would be at Smackdown this Friday night. Del Rio then stormed off before Josh could get a response.
LARRY KING + TEAM HELL NO: Larry King was walking backstage with his wife when Daniel Bryan walked up to him and asked for his advice. Bryan brought up how King was called an owl, and how he dealt with it as he is being called Goat Face. King told him to just go with it. Then Kane came up behind the Bryan and then the two began to argue about whom was the Tag Team Champions as Larry King walked off.
CM PUNK + PAUL HEYMAN: Paul Heyman was with Punk saying that Vince doesn’t care if Punk is the champion or if he is the best in the world. Heyman went on about how Vince is backed in a corner that he now needs to fight out of. Heyman then stopped saying that there was one way out of it, that Punk beat Vince so badly that he broke him and kept him from ever making another decision again. Punk told him not to worry and enjoy the show because he will.
CM Punk vs. Vince McMahon never officially began. The two brawled from the get go and Vince eventually got the upper hand with a kendo stick. Vince took out Paul Heyman and grabbed the WWE Championship making Punk go back into the ring with Vince to get it. Punk then got his own kendo stick and eventually gets the upper hand. Punk began to beat Vince down again and then Ryback came out to make the save along with John Cena. Punk bailed with his WWE Championship and Vince then got on the microphone and said that Punk has to choose by next Monday his Hell in a Cell opponent either Ryback or Cena or he will choose for Punk.