June 19, 2009 – Roanoke, Virginia
Announcers: Jim Ross & Todd Grisham
Josh Mathews & Jeff Hardy + World Heavyweight champion C.M. Punk: Josh Mathews talked about Jeff Hardy winning a grueling Ladder match to once again become a World champion, but then became the victim of the Money in the Bank contract – losing the World Heavyweight title to C.M. Punk! They also discussed the triple threat match on RAW where C.M. Punk used some questionable tactics to retain his championship. Hardy said he has always lived in the moment, and looked towards The Bash when he gets C.M. Punk in a one-on-one title match. C.M. Punk came out and was booed by the fans. Punk defended his choice to cash in his title shot on fan-favorite Jeff Hardy at Extreme Rules. Punk compared how different he and Hardy live their lives. Josh Mathews wrapped up the segment by hyping the title match at The Bash!
NON (WWE INTERCONTINENTAL) TITLE MATCH
Jeff Hardy defeated WWE Intercontinental champion Chris Jericho by Countout: Mid-way through the match, cameras spotted three Rey Mysterio “fans” sitting in the front row watching the action. One of the fans jumped the rail and knocked Chris Jericho out with a Hurricanrana into the ring post! Jericho was counted out and Jeff Hardy picked up the victory! Jericho screamed at the three Mysterio’s in protest, before he was taken out again by Hardy in a post match flurry!
Dolph Ziggler + Eve Torres & Maria Kanellis & Layla El: The three Divas made fun of Dolph Ziggler’s name, and he wasn’t as confident as he normally would be.. Last week Layla and Eve were bitter enemies, and this week they are hanging out together backstage….
Dolph Ziggler defeated The Great Khali by DQ: Dolph Ziggler brought a chair into the ring, but Khali swatted it out of his hands. Khali picked up the chair and Ziggler pretended to be knocked out as the referee turned around and disqualified Khali. God bless Eddie Guerrero!
RAW REBOUND: June 15, 2009 featuring Donald Trump “buying” Monday Night RAW..
NON (WWE WOMEN’S) TITLE MATCH
WWE Women’s champion Melina Perez defeated Alicia Fox w/Michelle McCool: After the match, Michelle McCool jumped in the ring and kicked Melina in the head with her cowboy boot! Michelle pushed Melina out of the ring and bashed her head into the announce table. Michelle proclaimed that she would not only beat Melina at the Bash, but she will also humiliate her! Michelle said she hoped Melina brought her popparatzi so they can take HER picture after she wins. Michelle said she will become the first Divas to be the Divas champion and the Women’s champion!
IN THE RING
Edge + John Morrison: Edge claimed that he was robbed of his contractually mandated rematch, and added that the triple threat match on RAW didn’t count. Edge complained about having to face John Morrison tonight, claiming he wasn’t on his level.. John Morrison came out to defend himself, but Edge just continued the insults.. Morrison said he can’t remember the last time Edge said anything entertaining. Morrison said instead of talking about stuff, Edge used to actually DO stuff. Morrison made fun of Edge’s Canadian accent (okay now he crossed the line). Edge interrupted and got mad! Morrison said after this match, Edge will be complaining how he got his face kicked in by the Friday Night Delight!
Edge defeated John Morrison: Excellent match (John Morrison has had many excellent matches since moving to SmackDown! and turning babyface.)..
SIX MAN TAG TEAM MATCH
R-Truth & Cryme Tyme (Shad Gaspard & JTG) defeated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas & Ricky Ortiz:
IN THE RING
Rey Mysterio + Chris Jericho: Rey Mysterio said he got a little payback on Chris Jericho tonight, and it felt GREAT! Mysterio said it wasn’t over until he gets back his WWE Intercontinental title. Mysterio challenged Jericho to a title match at The Bash! Jericho came out and said Mysterio already had his obligatory rematch on RAW and he’s not getting any more chances. Mysterio said if it wasn’t for Jericho’s obsession for taking off his mask he (Rey) would be champion right now. Jericho cut a promo on Mysterio, but the audio was obviously redone in production and edited in (funny). Mysterio fired back and talked about the tradition of wearing a mask to the ring. Jericho said Mysterio would have to put his mask on the line at The Bash to get another shot at the Intercontinental championship.. Mysterio thought about it, and then agreed and promised to expose Jericho as a self-centered egotistical hypocrite!
NON (WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT) TITLE MATCH
World Heavyweight champion C.M. Punk defeated Rey Mysterio: Chris Jericho joined Jim Ross & Todd Grisham on commentary to trash Rey Mysterio during the match.. Jericho attacked Mysterio at ringside and rammed him head first into the ring-post! Jericho claimed and eye for an eye, getting revenge for what Mysterio did to him earlier. Mysterio beat the count and crawled back in the ring to continue the match. C.M. Punk nailed Mysterio with the Go-To-Sleep and pinned him 1-2-3 to win the match! Jeff Hardy ran down and told the referee what happened with Jericho. Punk backed out of the ring like a true heel taunting Hardy by holding up the World heavyweight title…