We are live from Greenville, South Carolina and your announcers are Jerry â€˜Why canâ€™t we be in Columbiaâ€™ Lawler and Michael â€˜Where can I get a People Power t-shirtâ€™ Cole.
Michael Cole makes his way into the ring so he can conduct an interview with John Cena. He says that there is one man responsible for the latest carnage at the hands of the Big Show and that man has a lot to answer to. Michael brings out John Cena.
Michael reminds John that Big Show knocked him out twice in a 24 hour period. Cole mentions what happened to Brodus Clay, Kofi Kingston, R Truth, Santino Marella, Zack Ryder, and Alex Riley who were attacked last week.
Cole says that this could have been prevented if Cena did the right thing and support Big Show. Instead Cena decided to make jokes about John Laurinaitis.
Cena says that he is proud of himself. Cena says that John Laurinaitis is a power hungry bully. He says that Laurinaitis embarrasses and humiliates Big Show. Then Big Show comes out and Cena didnâ€™t do his part in defending him. Cena says that he was going to get John Laurinaitis out of here to get a new GM and Big Show gets his job back. What kind of idiot wouldnâ€™t bring back the Worldâ€™s Largest Athlete.
Cole calls Cena arrogant and says that no one knew if the General Manager would hire the Big Show back. Cole says that Cena is self centered and wrapped up in his own ego that he forgets about this. Cole tells Cena it is not all about him. Big Show did what he had to do to feed his family. He took the sure thing and that was signing with John Laurinaitis. Show taught everyone a lesson. He is not a businessman. He is a seven foot giant that you cannot beat. Show proved it last week and he will prove it in the steel cage at No Way Out.
Cena says that Show wanted to get a wallet as fat as his waist. Show went for the sure thing during tough times. Show does not have the right to say that Cena or the fans turned their backs on him because Show turned his back on everyone.
Cole says that maybe Cena is jealous of the Big Show. Maybe it is because Show won his match at Wrestlemania. Show wasnâ€™t a punching bag for Brock Lesnar for twenty minutes at Extreme Rules. Cole says that he has been an advocate for Cena since day one, but now he is seeing things differently.
Cole tells Cena that he doesnâ€™t look interested any more and that Cena is overrated. Cole says that he hopes that Show will finally put us out of our collective miseries.
Cole tells Cena that he cannot strike an announcer because it is strictly prohibited.
The music plays and John Cena in his Rascal Scooter makes his way to the stage. He introduces himself, but we already donâ€™t care. Laurinaitis tells Cena that he can pick his opponent tonight. Show is off tonight. Laurinaitis says that because he already beat Cena, he has retired from singles competition.
Cena thinks about it and he says that if he can pick anybody, he is going to face an opponent he has been watching for years. He has scouted him heavily. The report says that he is uninteresting and overrated. Jim Ross says that he is being shoved down our throats. John says that he will be facing Michael Cole tonight.
Cole tells Cena that he canâ€™t do that and he wants Laurinaitis to explain why it cannot happen.
Laurinaitis motors to the back without granting a pardon to Cena.
Sheamus is walking in the back as we go to commercial.
Michael Cole tries to get John Laurinaitis to call off the match because he knows that Cena will torture him. Cole says that he is his biggest cheerleader.
Laurinaitis says that there is a rumor that everyoneâ€™s job is going to be evaluated so it is about People Power.
Cole says the people donâ€™t want to see him wrestle John Cena but then he hears the fans and he says they do. Laurinaitis tells Cole not to call him Johnny.
We have the Slam of the Week: Sheamus knocking over Laurinaitis two weeks ago and last weekâ€™s Brogue kick to David Otunga and his magical cup of coffee.
Match Number One: Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero versus Sheamus
Ziggler with forearms and punches to Sheamus but Sheamus sends Ziggler in the corner and connects with forearms. Sheamus with an Irish whip but Ziggler with an elbow. Ziggler with a kick to the leg but he tries for the Fameasser but Sheamus catches him. Ziggler tries for a sunset flip but Sheamus stays on his feet and he hits the firemanâ€™s carry slam for a near fall.
Sheamus charges at Ziggler but Ziggler ducks down and Sheamus goes over the top rope to the floor. Sheamus pulls Ziggler to the floor and then he tries to send Ziggler into the ring post but Sheamus is able to stop short. Sheamus with an elbow and then he tries to Irish whip Ziggler into the steps but Ziggler leaps over the steps. Vickie distracts Sheamus and Ziggler hits a drop kick that knocks Sheamus off the apron and we go to commercial.
We are back and Ziggler with a rear chin lock but Sheamus head butts but Ziggler with a knee and he traps the arm. We see footage from the commercial when Sheamus went into the ring post and Ziggler continued to work on the arm. Ziggler tries for a crossface chicken wing but Sheamus with an arm drag and double sledges.
Sheamus with a shoulder into the corner followed by a knee lift and a power slam for a near fall. Ziggler with kicks and a DDT and he gets a near fall. Ziggler goes up top but Sheamus recovers and he punches Ziggler. Sheamus tries for a superplex but Ziggler with punches and elbows to the injured arm. Ziggler with a Fameasser from the top for a near fall.
Ziggler gets to his feet and he tries for the sleeper but Sheamus with a snap mare and White Noise. Sheamus stares into space and then he signals for the Brogue Kick and he hits it and gets the three count.
After the match, Del Rio attacks Sheamus from behind on the stage. Ricardo comes out and he grabs Sheamusâ€™ legs to stop him. Del Rio kicks Sheamusâ€™ head. Sheamus hangs from the stage and Del Rio applies the cross arm breaker while Ricardo screams something.
We go to commercial.
We are back and John Laurinaitis wants his coffee. David walks by and he has coffee. He talks about what is on WWE.com. John says that he doesnâ€™t care but David tells John that Vince McMahon is coming back to give John a job performance evaluation.
Michael says that it all makes sense as to why John put him in a match. John is only doing his job.
Match Number Two: Sin Cara versus Hunico with Camacho
Hunico with forearms to Cara. Cara with a springboard arm drag that sends Hunico to the floor and Cara with a slingshot rana to Hunico. Cara sends Hunico back into the ring and he hits a springboard sunset flip but Hunico rolls through and kicks Cara. Hunico with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker.
Hunico with a rear chin lock. Hunico with a forearm to the back and then he gets Cara on his shoulders but Cara counters with an arm drag. Hunico runs into boots from Cara and misses a splash into the corner. Cara with an enzuigiri from the apron and then he hits a springboard rana.
Hunico tries for a hip toss into the ropes but Cara with an arm drag. Cara with a handspring back elbow. Cara takes care of Camacho and then Cara with La Mistica for the three count.
Winner: Sin Cara
We go to commercial.
We are back it is time for a Raw 1000 Memorable Moment. John Cena picks his Raw debut after the draft on June 6, 2005.
Before the match, Rybackâ€™s opponents talk about how they are going to be the ones to beat Ryback.
Match Number Three: Stan Stansky and Arthur Rosenberg versus Ryback
Ryback wants one of them to do something and Ryback with a back body drop to Rosenberg. He catches Stansky and tosses him onto Rosenberg. Ryback with a delayed vertical suplex to Rosenberg and then he sends him into the corner. Ryback sends Stansky into Rosenberg in the corner and then he hits a splash into the corner followed by a double lariat.
Ryback picks up what is left of Rosenberg and Stansky and he hits the double marching muscle buster and gets the three count.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Daniel Bryan goes to the ring and he says that before the match starts, we need a little Question and Answer time with Daniel Bryan. Has AJ gone completely delusional since he dumped her. . . yes. Will Kane destroy CM Punk tonight . . . YES. At No Way Out, will he become the new WWE Champion . . . YES! YES! YES!
Match Number Four: CM Punk versus Kane
They lock up and Kane backs Punk into the corner and Kane with punches and kicks. Kane sends Punk into the turnbuckles and he connects with an uppercut. Kane punches Punk again and then he Irish whips Punk but Kane runs into a boot. Punk with a leg lariat and then he clotheslines Kane over the top rope and Punk with a suicide dive onto Kane. Punk goes up top and hits a double sledge to Kane on the floor.
Punk with a cross body for a near fall. Punk with kicks to the leg and chest but Kane with a knee to the midsection and then he hits a drop kick. Kane gets a near fall. Kane punches Punk in the head and then he goes to the floor for an uppercut.
Kane with a kick to the ribs followed by elbows to the chest and he gets a near fall. Kane with a slam and then he hits a leaping leg drop and gets a near fall. Kane with a body scissors and rear chin lock. Punk with elbows to the leg to get out of the body scissors. Punk with punches, forearms, chops, and kicks.
Kane catches Punk and Punk escapes a power slam. Punk with kicks to Kane followed by punches. Punk runs into Kane and Kane throws Punk over the top rope to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Punk with a sleeper but Kane with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Kane with a rear chin lock. Kane with a vintage uppercut and then he hits a side slam for a near fall. Kane goes up top for the clothesline but he takes too long and Punk with the running knee and Kane falls to the apron.
Punk with another knee into the corner followed by a bulldog for a near fall. Punk hits the springboard clothesline and gets a near fall. Punk tries to get Kane n his shoulders for the Go To Sleep but Kane escapes and connects with a boot to the head for a near fall. Kane signals for the choke slam but Punk ducks under and hits a swinging neck breaker for a near fall.
Punk goes up top but Kane with an uppercut to stop Punk. Kane sets for a superplex but Punk blocks it and he knocks Kane off with a Mongolian chop. Punk sets for the elbow drop and he hits it but Punk can only get a two count.
Punk with a baseball slide to Kane and they fight around the ringside area. Punk with forearms but Kane sends Punk into the ringside barrier next to Bryan. Kane gets back into the ring and Bryan kicks Punk in the midsection when the referee did not see him. Kane picks Punk up and into the ring. Kane sets for the choke slam but Punk with a round kick to the head.
AJ comes to ringside and she tells the referee what Bryan did. Bryan yells at AJ and Punk with a suicide dive onto Bryan and Punk slams Bryanâ€™s head into the ringside barrier. Punk returns to the ring and Kane with a choke slam for the three count.
After the match, AJ checks on Punk but AJ realizes that Kane is still in the ring and AJ might be crazy, but she isnâ€™t stupid.
Bryan hits Kane from behind and Kane with a boot that sends Bryan to the floor. AJ smiles at Kane but Kane has eyes for only one Diva and he leaves the ring.
We go to commercial.
We are back and AJ is walking in the back. Josh Mathews asks AJ about the look between her and Kane. AJ wants to know what look. He talks about how she was petrified with fear and then she smiled at him. AJ says that she likes when men look at her. She says that Josh seems a little uncomfortable. AJ asks Josh if he doesnâ€™t like aggressive women. She tells Josh that he might just be her type.
Michael Cole begs for everyone to get him out of this match against John Cena.
We have a Big Show video package.
Match Number Five: Kofi Kingston and R Truth versus Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins
Hawkins works on the arm and applies a side head lock. Hawkins with a shoulder tackle. Kofi with leap frogs and a back elbow and he shows no ill effects from last week despite having his ribs taped. Kofi with a hammer lock and Truth tags in. Truth and Kofi with a double hip toss followed by a kick to the back from Kofi. Truth with a split and then he dances around before hitting a leaping leg drop for a near fall.
Reks tags in and Truth with a drop toe hold and flying corkscrew forearm. Truth punches Reks in the corner but Hawkins punches Truth from behind and Reks pulls Truth off the turnbuckles. Reks with a back breaker for a near fall.
Hawkins tags in and he applies a rear chin lock. Reks tags back in and he connects with an elbow to the back of the head. Truth avoids a power slam and hits a leg lariat and both men are down.
Kofi and Hawkins tag in and Kofi with a springboard clothesline followed by chops and drop kicks. Kofi with the Superman punch and then he hits the Boom Drop. Kofi sets for Trouble in Paradise but he knocks Reks off the apron. Kofi misses Trouble in Paradise but he hits a springboard cross body for a near fall. Truth is sent to the floor and he pulls Reks out of the ring. Hawkins misses a splash into the corner and Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise for the three count.
Winners: Kofi Kingston and R Truth
John Cena is walking in the back and we go to commercial while Michael Cole is not happy.
We are back with a WWE 1000 Memorable Moment from Triple H. He talks about his return to the ring after his quad injury. We go to January 7, 2002.
Match Number Six: John Cena versus Michael Cole
Before the match starts, John Laurinaitis comes out on his People PowerMobile. He says that everyone wants to see John Cena versus Michael Cole. It is clear that with People Power, Big Johnny over delivers. It will be a No Disqualification Match. John Cena must beat this man. . .
Match Number Six-A: John Cena versus Tensai with Sakamoto
They lock up and Tensai with punches to Cena. Tensai with forearms in the corner and then he kicks Cena. Tensai with a head butt and then he punches Cena. Tensai chokes Cena in the ropes. Tensai with a punch to Cena but Cena punches back.
Cena with a clothesline that sends Tensai over the top rope to the floor. Cena rolls Tensai back in and Sakamoto kicks Cena on the floor when the referee was not looking.
We go to commercial while Cole returns to his Daniel Bryan hate mode of commentary.
We are back and Tensai works on Cenaâ€™s neck but Cena with a drop kick. Tensai with a clothesline and he puts Cena in the corner. Tensai with an Irish whip and splash into the corner. Tensai with another Irish whip but Cena with a kick and a bulldog from the turnbuckles. Tensai with a clothesline for a near fall.
Tensai with a nerve hold and head butt. Cena rolls to the floor and Cole has something to say to Cena while Tensai sends Cenaâ€™s head into the announce table. Cole slaps Cena and Lawler tells him to sit down. Tensai with a head butt to Cena from the apron and then he Irish whips Cena into the ring steps.
The referee starts his count while Cole yells at Cena. Cena gets back into the ring before the count. Tensai with a butterfly suplex for a near fall. Tensai signals for the back senton but Cena moves. Cena with two shoulder tackles and then he punches Sakamoto before returning to the moves of doom. Cena with the Blue Thunder Bomb and then he hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle and Attitude Adjustment for the three count.
Winner: John Cena
Match Number Six-B: John Cena versus Michael Cole in a No Disqualification Match
Cole runs into the crowd and Cena follows after him. It does not take long for Cena to catch up and he gives Cena a noogie. Cole tries to go to the other side of the crowd but Cena stops him. Cole has a microphone and he wants to talk to Cena. He says that they donâ€™t have to do it this way. Cole says that they go way back. They have been great friends. He has supported Cena his entire career. They can shake.
Cole removes his jacket and asks Cena if he thinks this is funny. Cole takes off his tie and he asks Cena how embarrassed will he feel when Michael Cole beats him on Raw. He tells Cena to ask Lawler what it was like to be embarrassed at Wrestlemania.
Cole pokes Cenaâ€™s chest and Cena tells Cole that we are going to remember him as the guy who got his ass kicked. Cena punches Cole and then he removes Coleâ€™s pants and shirt. Cena with a boot to the solar plexus and then he puts Cole into the corner for the shhhhh chop. Cena with a slap to the back. Cena puts Cole in a reverse chin lock.
Cena says that Cole owes an apology to the King. Cole says that he is so sorry. He says that there is one more man who deserves an apology and that is Jim Ross. Cole says that JR is his mentor and idol. He is the man he looks up to and he is sorry.
Cena has Cole talk about JRâ€™s BBQ sauce. Cena says that he wishes he had some JRâ€™s BBQ sauce and Jerry Lawler says that he has some with him at ringside. Cena hits Cole in the head with the mic and then Cena gets the BBQ sauce.
Cole gets sauced by Cena and then Cena gets the fire extinguisher and he sprays Cole with it. Cena waits for Cole to get up and Cena gets Cole up for the Attitude Adjustment but Tensai hits the two handed choke slam on Cena and Cena is out.
Cole crawls over to cover Cena and Cena kicks out at two. Cole slaps Cena in the head and he yells at Cena. Cole grabs the fire extinguisher and he is going to hit Cena with it but Cena avoids it and hits the Attitude Adjustment for the three count.
Winner: John Cena
We go to credits.
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