Date: July 30th, 2012
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Commentators: Jerry “The King” Lawler & Michael Cole
VIDEO PACKAGE: RAW 1000th Episode.
IN RING SEGMENT
CM PUNK + BIG SHOW + JOHN CENA + AJ LEE: CM Punk’s music hit and out came the WWE Champion. Punk said that Wrestlemania moments are what most people in the back talk about, as everyone wants there. However last week, I had my own RAW moment, and he was uncomfortable with the way RAW 1000 went off the air with Jerry Lawler saying that CM Punk had turned his back on the WWE Universe. Punk then got out of the ring and sat on the announcer’s table in front of Jerry. Punk said that it was horrible for Lawler to say that because last time he checked the Rock wasn’t the WWE Universe, he is just one man, a man who showed an incredible lack of respect by interrupting him with his tired little bit with Bryan he completely ignored Punk like he wasn’t even there. Then the Rock said he was being gifted a Championship match and acted as if he was just going to take the belt. Then at the end of RAW, the Rock tried to make it all about him and that is when Punk showed him just who he was dealing with come the Royal Rumble. Punk then pointed out that since then the Rock has been silent, and CM Punk made sure that RAW went off the air the way it should with the spotlight on the WWE Champion, and the best wrestler in the world. Then the Big Show’s music hit and out he came to the ring as Punk headed back into the ring. Punk stopped Big Show and asked him if he was out here to steal the spotlight. Show then said that it wasn’t hard to do and he was out here to say that RAW last week ended all about him not Punk as he cost John Cena the WWE Championship, and then went on to say that Punk still couldn’t beat Cena after Show laid Cena out for him, and the only reason why Punk is still champion is because of the Big Show. Big Show said that Cena vowed that Big Show wouldn’t win Money in the Bank and he vowed John Cena wouldn’t become the WWE Champion, and he has a new vow that he will become the next WWE Champion. Punk then said that the way he sees it the only one winning anything lately is him. Just then Cena’s music hit and he rushed to the ring and attacked Big Show forcing him out of the ring. Then Justin Roberts announced the introduction of the new RAW GM, AJ Lee. AJ came out onto the stage and said that her first proclamation as GM will be the main event, which will be John Cena vs. The Big Show with the winner facing CM Punk at SummerSlam.
DANIEL BRYAN: Daniel Bryan was standing outside the GM’s door and was about to knock and then walked away.
SINGLES MATCH – NON TITLE MATCH
Alberto Del Rio defeated Santino Marella© via submission: Del Rio won with the Cross Armbreaker.
IN RING SEGMENT
ALBETO DEL RIO: Alberto Del Rio got on the microphone after the match and said he just defeated the US Champion like he was nothing, and that he was beneath him, as is Sheamus and the entire WWE Universe. Del Rio then said that if the match is not for the World Heavyweight Championship then he would not compete so he will not wrestle again till SummerSlam.
DANIEL BRYAN: Daniel Bryan was still standing outside of AJ’s office debating whether to knock on the door or not.
IN RING SEGMENT
BRODUS CLAY + FUNKADACTYLES + VICKIE GUERRERO + DAMIEN SANDOW: Brodus Clay and Funkadactyles came down to the ring when Vickie Guerrero came out and yelled at them saying that they did not know how to dance at all and she was going to show them how it was done. Vickie then did a dance for a few moments before Damien Sandow came out and said that he was the savoir for the intellectual masses and their martyr, and then asked the video crew to replay what happened to him last week with DX. Then right after the replay finished he began to assault Brodus Clay when he wasn’t paying attention. Sandow then laid Clay out and celebrated in the ring.
DANIEL BRYAN + AJ LEE: Daniel Bryan barged into AJ’s office and AJ said that it was nice to see Daniel, and he yelled at her for embarrassing her. AJ then told him to stop right there as she was no longer his bride to be, but his boss. She then said that she saw men dressed in white, kind of like orderlies, and she believed that once they were married he would have legally committed her. Bryan said that he was only committed to marrying her. AJ said it was okay as they would start with a clean slate and that is why she booked him in a match against one of his favorite opponents tonight, Sheamus. Bryan then asked if it was for the World Heavyweight Championship, she replied no, before chanting NO! Bryan then stormed out of office.
VIDEO PACKAGE: HHH/Lesnar Situation.
STREET FIGHT – NON TITLE MATCH
Sheamus© defeated Daniel Bryan via pin fall: Sheamus won with Brogue Kick onto steel steps.
IN RING SEGMENT
DANIEL BRYAN + R-TRUTH + KOFI KINGSTON + AJ LEE: Daniel Bryan was still in the ring on the mat and said that he hurt his neck and would not leave the ring till a doctor came down to the ring. Bryan then began yelling NO! Then he went on to repeat that he would not leave the ring without a doctor. As the referees and the trainers check on him, Kofi Kingston made his way down to the ring with R-Truth. Kingston said that he knew Bryan was having a bad few weeks but not to take it on the fans and that he should just go. R-Truth then said that he needed to leave as himself Kofi and Little Jimmy had business to attend to. Bryan then began to laugh and then asked where little Jimmy was and started talking to him before drop kicking “Little Jimmy”. Bryan then said what was wrong with him? R-Truth is consoling an imaginary child. Bryan then called down the orderlies from last week and as they came for R-Truth, AJ Lee’s music hit and out came the General Manager and she said that they had the wrong person and that they needed to Daniel Bryan to get evaluated because of his anger to make sure it is a safe work environment. Bryan walked up the ramp and went face to face with AJ and she blew him a kiss, which almost set him off, but then he walked past her with the orderlies.
VIDEO PACKAGE: Tout videos on Punk’s actions
Titus O’Neil defeated Kofi Kingston via pin fall: O’Neil won with Clash of the Titus after a distraction by AW.
JOHN CENA + CM PUNK: Punk was backstage with John Cena and he said yeah I took advantage of Big Show last week but he would like to think that Cena would have done the same thing, and while there are a group of people out there that thinks he should have done more but he’d like to see any of them get into the ring with the Big Show. The point he is trying to make to Cena though is that he has no issue with him at all, and he knows Cena doesn’t have an issue with him. Punk then said that he also wanted to make clear that he doesn’t wish him luck later and he doesn’t wish Show luck either as he doesn’t care which of the two he has to face at SummerSlam. Punk went on to say he knows Cena is mad about what happened last week and that Punk did something to the Rock that he had been trying to do for a year but he has to let it go. Punk then left before Cena could even get a word in.
IN RING SEGMENT
HEATH SLATER + RANDY ORTON: Heath Slater was in the ring and he said now that the legends have gone back to the retirement home, he can get his career back on track and that is why he is out here to issue a challenge to any current WWE Superstar to come out and lose to the One-Man Band. Randy Orton’s music hit and out he came to answer the challenge.
Randy Orton defeated Heath Slater via pin fall: Orton won with the RKO.
DANIEL BRYAN + DOCTOR: Daniel Bryan said that his neck hurts and he doesn’t want to be here answering questions, as he is fine, and that he shouldn’t even be here as it is the people out there that have problems. The doctor said that he just had a few yes or no questions for him. They are all questions that Daniel answered yes to, and then he began to yell YES cutting off the doctor after awhile, and just kept yelling yes.
TAG TEAM MATCH
Chris Jericho & Christian defeated The Miz & Dolph Ziggler via pin fall: Jericho won with the Code Breaker on The Miz.
DANIEL BRYAN + DOCTOR: Daniel Bryan was shown ink blot tests and he went through them with the doctor, as the doctor set them down the tests combined looked like a goat face to Daniel which set him off all over again, and then began to question the doctor if Charlie Sheen put him up to all of this because he is the one that is winning.
VIDEO PACKAGE: Touts on AJ/Bryan.
Tensai defeated Tyson Kidd via pin fall: Tensai won with a splash. After the match Tensai continued to beat down Kidd, the referee begged him to stop but he wouldn’t so the referee reversed his decision.
DANIEL BRYAN + DOCTOR + KANE: The doctor said that Daniel Bryan is bitter, angry and has a slight weird obsession with Charlie Sheen but besides that he is quiet sane, and then told Bryan he was free to leave. Bryan said he knew he was sane but just then the lights turned red, and Kane came into the room and said he was Bryan’s anger management counselor, and then Kane proceeded to assault Bryan leaving him laying in the room.
VIDEO PACKAGE: HHH/Lesnar situation.
WWE CHAMPIONSHIP #1 CONTENDER’S MATCH
Special Commentator: CM Punk
The Big Show vs. John Cena ended in a no contest: Cena got thrown into Punk. Punk then went into the ring and attacked both men.
IN RING SEGMENT
CM PUNK + BIG SHOW + JOHN CENA + AJ LEE: CM Punk got on the microphone afterwards and said that there was no winner in the match so he would be facing neither of them at SummerSlam. AJ then came out and said that he was wrong as both competitors are winners so now at SummerSlam it will be a triple threat match for the WWE Championship. Which lead to Punk yelling at AJ Lee to show him respect.