Date: August 6th, 2012
Location: San Antonio, TX
Commentators: Jerry “The King” Lawler & Michael Cole
IN RING SEGMENT
AJ LEE + CM PUNK + JOHN CENA + BIG SHOW: The show kicked off with AJ Lee being welcomed to the ring. She welcomed everyone to RAW and said that she was out to announce some matches for tonight one being the Big Show taking on Randy Orton, and also her former fiancée will take on John Cena one on one. Before she can continue CM Punk’s music hit and out came the WWE Champion. Punk said that he was a man who lives his life with zero regrets and he is man enough to admit when he was wrong. He said that he stepped out of line and let his emotions get the better of him, and so he wanted to apologize to AJ personally, as she is in a place of power just like him being champion and he was sorry for disrespecting her. AJ accepted his apology and Punk said that was great and he is glad to they are still friends and he understands that she has a lot of responsibility now and that she is bound to make a mistake or two so she should just right now in front of everyone cancel the triple threat match at SummerSlam. AJ said that she agrees she is bound to make mistakes but that match isn’t one of them and the match will go on as planned. Punk then asked her if this was a way to get back at him for humiliating her in front of everyone by rejecting her proposal a few weeks ago, and if she was going to be that evil RAW GM that is going to stick it to him. Punk went on to say that he doesn’t mind facing either one in singles competition or even someone else. Then John Cena came to the ring and told Punk that he couldn’t believe that Punk became one of “Those Guys” the guy that “demands” respect just because he is the champion. Cena then said that is was Punk who stuck his nose in the match and caused the triple threat that he is now complaining about. CM Punk then called Cena one of those guys that turn a blind eye to facts, as Punk only got involved after Cena hit him while he was doing commentary. The two then continue to bicker back and forth until the Big Show’s music hit and the giant came down to the ring. Before he could even get into the ring AJ yelled for everyone to stop it as things will not get out of hand, and told them to save their aggression for their matches. Punk then complained that the two number one contenders have a match but he should be in the main event of the night. AJ told him that he was in a match tonight, but it would be voted on twitter between, The Miz, Kane and Rey Mysterio with the match coming up next.
SINGLES MATCH – NON TITLE
CM Punk© defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. via pin fall: Punk won with the GTS.
VIDEO PACKAGE: Hype for Wade Barrett’s Return
AJ LEE + ALBERTO DEL RIO + RICARDO: AJ was in her office when Alberto Del Rio came into the room, and said that she was doing a great job especially compared to Booker T, and that he knows she believes he shouldn’t be put into action until SummerSlam. AJ told him she had nothing for him tonight and he thanked her. As she walked off Del Rio made a comment to Ricardo about how he thought she would do something crazy. AJ then popped back into the room and asked him what he just called her. Del Rio played dumb, and AJ said that is fine because he actually is in action, and his match is next. She then smiled and left the room while Del Rio yelled at Ricardo to grab his bags.
Alberto Del Rio defeated Christian via submission: Del Rio won with the Cross Armbreaker. After the match Sheamus was on the titantron and stole Del Rio’s car to go site seeing.
Randy Orton vs. Big Show ended in a double count out as the two brawled outside the ring.
TWO ON ONE HANDICAP MATCH
Ryback defeated Curt Hawkins & Tyler Reks via pin fall: Ryback won with Shell Shocked on Hawkins.
TAG TEAM MATCH
Epico & Primo defeated The Prime Time Players via pin fall: Primo won with the Back Stabber on Darren Young.
DAMIEN SANDOW + JOSH MATTHEWS: Damien Sandow was walking backstage when Josh Matthews asked him about his actions last week against Brodus Clay. Sandow said that he was here to be the people’s savoir and martyr and so anyone who helps fuel ridiculous behavior like dancing then he will dispose of them like he will do tonight against Brodus Clay.
IN RING SEGMENT
BRODUS CLAY + DAMIEN SANDOW: Brodus Clay came out with his usual song and dance with Cameron and Naomi when Damien Sandow assaulted him from behind on the stage. Brodus tried to fight back but Sandow went after Clay’s left knee and slammed it into the side of the ramp repeatedly until the referees pulled him off. Sandow then stood on the ramp and yelled your welcome to the crowd. Then Sandow yelled at Clay that he did this to himself.
AJ LEE + DANIEL BRYAN: AJ was back in her office thinking as she sat next to Daniel Bryan. AJ then said that while the doctor gave Bryan a clean bill of health but she still thinks he has an anger management issue. Bryan said it could be because she left him at the alter, but that is fine because he was in there to thank AJ because when he beats Cena later on she will have to make the WWE title match at SummerSlam at Fatal Four-way match. AJ said that is impossible as Bryan is already booked at SummerSlam. Bryan asked against whom, and she replied Kane. Bryan said no, AJ said yes then the two got into a YES/NO argument till Bryan stormed off frustrated.
IN RING SEGMENT
SHAWN MICHAELS + BROCK LESNAR + PAUL HEYMAN + TRIPLE H: Shawn Michaels was introduced and out came the Heartbreak Kid to the ring. Shawn made a joke about being out of shape and then said first of all he wanted to thank the WWE Universe to once again be apart of history on the 1000 episode of RAW, and the reunion of D-Generation X, which was priceless. He said that when he heard RAW would be in San Antonio that there was no way he was going to miss it, so here he is. He said that when he walked into the locker room there was a lot of people he didn’t know but they were all talking about the SummerSlam match between Triple H and Brock Lesnar. Then before he could continue Lesnar’s music hit and out he came with Paul Heyman to the ring. Heyman said that it didn’t surprise him that people wanted Michaels’ thoughts on the SummerSlam match as he is the greatest in ring entertainer in the history of the WWE, and he and Brock would usually seek out Michaels’ input but Lesnar isn’t going into the match as an entertainer but rather to fight Triple H at SummerSlam and prove he is the baddest dude today. Michaels then said that he wasn’t here to dispute Brock’s attributes. Michaels said that any other time any other person he would take Brock but they went somewhere they weren’t suppose to go, they went personal and brought his family into it, and while they didn’t ask for it, he is going to give them his opinion and on this day he is going with Triple H, and he thinks that so much he wants to be there personally so he will be in Triple H’s corner at SummerSlam. Heyman then said that, that moment in time will be the end of Triple H’s career. Shawn got to go out on his own, but not Triple H his career will end that night. Brock then grabbed the microphone and said that the only reason Shawn thinks Triple H would win is because he has never been in the ring with Lesnar… until now. Lesnar started towards Michaels when Triple H’s music hit and out he came to the ring. Triple H and Brock look like they are going to go at it but then Brock gets on the microphone and said that he will see Triple H at SummerSlam and he’ll see Michaels before then. Brock then got out of the ring with Heyman and started to walk to the back.
VIDEO PACKAGE: Recap of Sheamus stealing Del Rio’s car and his tout about it.
Alex Riley defeated Dolph Ziggler via pin fall: Riley won with a Roll-up after Jericho distracted Ziggler.
SINGLES MATCH – NON TITLE
Kane defeated The Miz(c) via pin fall: Kane won with a Chokeslam.
SHEAMUS: Sheamus pulled up to the arena in Del Rio’s car, and it was now completely trashed. He laughed and tossed the keys to a backstage worker and told him not to tell anyone and to just take care of it. Sheamus then walked off laughing.
John Cena defeated Daniel Bryan via pin fall: Cena won with an AA.
IN RING SEGMENT
JOHN CENA + CM PUNK + BIG SHOW: After the match CM Punk’s music hit and out came the champion to the ring. Punk lifted the title in Cena’s face and then Cena tossed Punk out of the way as Big Show rushed into the ring. Cena and Show brawled till Cena had him set up for the AA. Punk then hit Cena knocking him and Show to the ground. Punk then got out of the ring, and went on commentary and said that Cena was right it was Punk’s own fault for being disrespected because he has been smiling and kissing babies but from now on he does what he needs to do to be respected and from now on he will do what he does best. Punk then went back into the ring and Big Show blindsided him with a WMD and then hit Cena with WMD as he got up. Big Show then grabbed the WWE Championship and held it as he was the one who stood tall in the center of the ring.