WWE RAW – August 11, 2011 – San Jose, California
IN THE RING
Triple H: Triple H said SummerSlam will be a historic night where the entire landscape of the business changes (did HHH get his hands on one of TNA’s scripts?). HHH hyped WWE champion John Cena vs. WWE champion C.M. Punk. HHH said change has been a big thing around here lately. HHH promised that there would be one winner (Undisputed champion) and one loser this Sunday. HHH wondered how he could enforce that promise. HHH said he found a man to referee the match and that man is HIM! HHH said he was the only guy he could trust around there. HHH hyped a contract signing tonight between Cena and Punk. HHH said both of those men will have individual competition tonight, starting with John Cena right now!
NON (WWE CHAMPIONSHIP) TITLE MATCH
WWE champion John Cena defeated Jack Swagger: John Cena came down and told Triple H he knows it’s an ego thing. HHH said he will not make any mistakes on Sunday, and that anything that happens will be because he wants it to happen.
Scott Stanford & Alberto Del Rio w/Ricardo Rodriguez: Alberto said C.M. Punk calls himself the voice of the voiceless, when in fact he is the voice of the gutless. Alberto said when Punk saw that he was going to cash in his MITB he ran away.
Josh Mathews & R-Truth: Truth cut a promo and got mad at the fans for doing the “what?” chant. Truth talked about squashing John Morrison tonight!
Rey Mysterio vs. Mike “The Miz” Mizanin never got started: The Miz blind-sided Rey Mysterio on the stage during Rey’s entrance. Miz beat the crap out of Rey on the stage until referees pulled him off. Miz then kicked Rey’s head into the WWE sign and finally left.
IN THE RING
Michael Cole & Mike “The Miz” Mizanin: The Miz said he didn’t know who he was facing at SummerSlam, saying the enphasis should not be on the Cena/Punk match but HIM instead. Miz said if he had to do that to Rey to get attention so be it. Miz ordered a referee to come down and declare him the winner by forfeit. A referee came down and whispered into the ring announcer’s ear. The ring annoouncer said Miz would compete in a new match, RIGHT NOW!
Mike “The Miz” Mizanin defeated Kofi Kingston:
Josh Mathews & WWE champion C.M. Punk: Punk said the best thing for business would be for Triple H to keep his ‘nose’ out of his match this Sunday. Punk said what was good for business right now is him beating Cena to become the Undisputed champion at SummerSlam. Punk said what he was going to do right now is show Alberto what would have happened at Money in the Bank if their match happened.
NON (WWE CHAMPIONSHIP) TITLE MATCH
WWE champion C.M. Punk defeated Alberto Del Rio w/Ricardo Rodriguez:
WWE DIVAS MATCH
Beth Phoenix defeated Eve Torres: After the match, Beth said she was so sick of girls like Eve & Kelly making a mockery of the Diva’s division. Beth said no more booty popping, no more splits, and no more stinkfaces! The crowd booed. Beth left the ring, but then turned around to ask Eve a question, but before she could say it she was knocked down by WWE Diva’s champion Kelly from behind with a belt-shot!
NON (WWE UNITED STATES) TITLE MATCH
Alex Riley defeated Dolph Ziggler w/Vickie Guerrero by DQ: Alex Riley insulted Vickie before the match and pissed her off. During the match, Vickie jumped in the ring and screamed at Riley before slapping him for the DQ! Dolph was angry at Vickie for costing him the victory. Riley smacked Doloh and he fell into Vickie, knocking her down. Vickie got up and screamed at Dolph… he just screamed back! Vickie waved good-bye to Dolph and left him in the ring… she screamed “you need me!” from the top of the stage!
R-Truth defeated John Morrison: It was a short match. Truth targetted Morrison’s neck after he fell off the safety barrier and bashed the back of his head.
World Heavyweight champion Christian: Christian said both he and Randy Orton will be in action this week on SmackDown!. Christian suggested Triple H show up on SmackDown! because he’s going to want to hear what he has to say…
IN THE RING
Triple H & John Laurenitis + WWE champion C.M. Punk + WWE champion John Cena: Suddenly John Laurenitis is a chararter on WWE TV. Triple H introduced WWE champion C.M. Punk, then introduced WWE champion John Cena. Punk showed a clip of The Rock cutting a promo on John Cena. Punk said “Dwayne” was just a big a phony as Cena was. Punk wanted to just sign the contract but Cena cut him off. Cena said Punk has the people going crazy and that’s what he loves to see. Cena said the Rock has done it all, but there is no reason for him be mad about anything. Cena said Rock flips out because of the way he acts and dresses. Cena said Punk thinks he’s a product of the system and a little too PG. Cena suggested he was a modern day Hulk Hogan. Cena said the Rock is a star and he has his millions (of fans). Cena said he can talk trash but he will never win over the millions. Cena said Punk compared him to the New York Yankees, the most loved and hated team in all of sports. Cena said Punk was absolutely right, because there are so many people that hate him. Cena said he’s not concerned with those people, but he is concerned about the people who have been loyal to him over the years. Cena said those are the people he cares about. The camera zoomed in on a hot girl wearing a tight John Cena t-shirt. Cena said a few weeks ago Punk was making demands but now he’s come back as the “voice of the voiceless?” Cena told Punk if he was looking for phony he should look in the mirror. Triple H cut in and accused Punk of holding out for more money and more perks. Punk asked HHH who fired people around here, and then pointed at John Laurenitis. Punk asked John if he personally face-to-face fired Vladimir Kozlov, Harry Smith, or Chris Masters last week. Punk told HHH not to call him gutless when JL does his dirty work. The crowd suddenly erupted in a loud chant of “C.M. Punk!” Punk said it was easy for Cena to act noble when he is placed on a pedistal. Punk said a few years ago he won the ECW title and the next day suddenly Cena spoke his first words to him, saying “good match, congratulations champ, I almost gave up on you!” Punk said he holds grudges, and ever since then he’s had a sour taste in his mouth. Punk said Cena gave up on his dream when he became a sports entertainer because he couldn’t cut it as a body-builder. Punk said he started as a professional wrestler and he fought to get where he is right now. Punk confirmed that he held up the WWE for some perks and still wants his face on an ice-cream bar. Punk said he had to fight for the opportunities that have just been handed to John Cena. Punk said seven years ago Cena walked in and won his first WWE title, and he’ll walk out of SummerSlam with NOTHING! Punk said Cena will not be WWE champion, because the WWE champion will be HIM! Punk dropped the mic and signed the contract. The crowd erupted in another chant for “C.M. Punk!” Cena grinned and said it was a good speech. Cena said Punk won ONE match in Chicago at Money in the Bank. Cena asked Punk what would happen is Punk LOST at SummerSlam. Cena said Punk needs this match more than anyone. Cena said Punk speaks his mind, but if he loses at SummerSlam he will be a loudmouth one-hit wonder. Cena said if Punk doesn’t produce on Sunday, all of this will be gone just like that. Cena wished Punk luck and signed the contract. Punk said luck is for losers and he would rather be a one hit wonder then a phony. Cena said they’ve been out there for a while and this talking thing is wearing thin. Both men stood up and Cena flipped the table over. They went nose-to-nose and John Laurenitis pulled them apart. Punk went to kick Cena but accidentally knocked out Laurenitis. HHH tackled Punk and stood beside Cena. Punk called it a “company picture” and asked HHH if the fix was in.