We are live from San Antonio, Texas and your announcers are Michael ‘What about David Robinson Appreciation Night’ Cole and Jerry ‘I wonder if Pee Wee Herman will be here tonight or did he find the basement in the Alamo’ Lawler.
The Raw General Manager makes her way to the ring and she skips down the ramp. She welcomes everyone to Raw. She has some matches for tonight. First, Big Show will face Randy Orton. Her ex-fiancé Daniel Bryan will face John Cena tonight. The final person in the Triple Threat match . . .
will interrupt AJ before she can announce his match.
CM Punk makes his way to the ring. Punk says that he lives his life with absolutely zero regrets. He says that he is man enough to know when he made a mistake. Punk says that he did something he was not proud of. He did something he wishes he could take back, but he cannot. He grossly stepped out of line and lost his temper so he is going to apologize to AJ. His emotions got the best of him last week. He might not have been justified to get in her face and yell at her because it is not right for someone of AJ’s position to be disrespected.
Punk says that someone of his position should not be disrespected either. Punk tells AJ that he is sorry.
AJ tells Punk that she accepts his apology.
Punk says that he hopes they can stay friends. He says that AJ may fall flat on her face at times and make mistakes like putting the champion in a match that the champion can lose without being pinned. Punk wants AJ to cancel the Triple Threat Match for SummerSlam.
AJ says that she is new at this and she might make some mistakes, but the Triple Threat Match is not one of her mistakes. She says that her decision stands.
Punk says that this is AJ getting back at him for embarrassing herself by getting down on one knee to propose to him. Punk says that AJ shouldn’t be the general manager who is going to stick it to the guy that everyone likes. Punk says that he has no problem facing either in a singles match or finding a new opponent, but . . .
John Cena’s music plays and he walks to the ring.
John says that Punk has become ‘one of those guys’. He is the guy who comes out every week to demand respect. You don’t demand respect, you earn it. Cena says that if you deserve respect because you are the champion, he has eleven of those and he has to fight each and every day for respect.
Cena says that if Punk wants to play the blame game, it is on Punk. Cena says that Punk got involved and he forced it into a Triple Threat Match. John stops to smell the GM and introduce himself.
Punk tells John that he has not become anything. Cena is the guy who turned a blind eye to facts. Punk says that Cena stuck his nose into Punk while he was doing commentary. Cena came barreling over the table onto him. Cena put his hands on him and Punk reminds Cena that he is the WWE Champion. He will not be disrespected. He will not be disrespected by John Cena, the Big Show, or anybody.
Punk says that he saved Cena’s life. Punk says that Cena was going to be flattened by Big Show in the AA.
Cena reminds Punk that he is in a Triple Threat Match and the champion does not do well as the champion in a triple threat match. Cena suggests that Punk won’t be the champion after SummerSlam.
Punk says that they should check Gray’s Sport Almanac to see who won last year and Punk reminds Cena that he won last year at SummerSlam.
Big Show makes his way to the ring and AJ stops the insanity.
She says that things will not get out of hand on her show. AJ tells Cena and Show to save their aggression for matches tonight.
Punk points out that the champion does not have a match, and he deserves to be in the main event.
AJ tells Punk that he will be wrestling tonight but she says that the WWE Universe will choose his opponent tonight. AJ says that the fans will choose Punk’s opponent on Twitter. The choices are Miz, Kane, or Rey Mysterio. AJ tells Punk that his match is next.
We see footage from a few months ago when Triple H’s arm got broken. Brock and Hunter are in San Antonio tonight. What will happen?
Match Number One: CM Punk versus Rey Mysterio in a Fans Choose the Opponent Match
They lock up and Punk backs Rey into the corner and he gives a clean break. Rey tries for a drop toe hold and he finally gets Punk to the mat. Rey works on the leg but Punk is able to apply a hammer lock. Rey with a flying mare and kicks to the leg.
Rey with an Irish whip but Rey goes into the post when Punk moves on a flying shoulder into the corner. Punk gets a near fall. Punk with a slam to Rey followed by a leg drop for a near fall. Punk with a figure four head scissors. Rey with a kick to the knee but Punk with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall. Punk with a belly-to-back suplex and then he goes to the turnbuckles.
Rey recovers and hits a drop kick that sends Punk to the floor. Rey goes to the apron for a seated splash and both men are down as we go to commercial.
We are back and both men are down. Rey goes up top and connects with forearms to the chest before pulling Punk to the turnbuckles. Punk with a double chop and forearm followed by a superplex. Punk is only able to get a two count. We see footage during the commercial when Rey set up for the 619 but Punk with a clothesline to stop Rey from this attempt at the move.
Punk with a body scissors and elbows to the upper chest. Rey bites Punk’s hand to get out of the hold. Punk throws Rey under the bottom rope but Rey gets back to the apron and connects with an elbow. Rey goes up top for a seated senton. Punk with a kick but he gives Rey a sunset flip but you don’t do that to Rey. Rey rolls through and kicks Punk and gets a near fall.
Rey with a kick but Punk gets Rey on his shoulders. Rey escapes and he kicks Punk in the knees and Punk falls into the ropes. Rey with the 619 and he goes up top for the splash but Punk gets his knees up. Punk with the Go To Sleep for the three count.
Winner: CM Punk
After the match, Punk gets on the turnbuckles and celebrates his victory.
We go to the back and Alberto Del Rio is trying to park. Ricardo yells at the people in the back to move the table. Ricardo opens the door and he tries to explain the situation to Alberto but Alberto yells at Ricardo and tells him to go.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Wade Barrett video package and he says that the Barrage has just begun.
AJ is in her office and Alberto and Ricardo enter. Alberto says that AJ is doing a fantastic job as the new General Manager of Raw, unlike the job that Booker T is doing on Smackdown. Alberto says that both of them know that he doesn’t have do anything before SummerSlam.
AJ says that she doesn’t have anything for Alberto.
Alberto says something is crazy and AJ overreacts and she says that Alberto has a match and it is next. Alberto is not happy and he yells at Ricardo to get his bags.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Christian versus Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez)
Christian punches Del Rio in the turnbuckles and Del Rio goes to the floor. He pulls Christian to the floor and sends Christian into the ring post. Del Rio Irish whips Christian into the ringside barrier before returning to the ring and Del Rio gets a near fall. Del Rio punches Christian in the arm and then stomps on the arm and gets a near fall. Del Rio with an arm bar.
Christian with a punch but Del Rio with a head butt and divorce court. Del Rio tells Christian that he is nothing and he kicks Christian. Christian with a punch and clothesline. Christian slingshots to the floor and then he punches Del Rio. Christian goes up top and hits a cross body and gets a near fall.
Del Rio with a kick and then he tries to work on the arm but Christian blocks it and gets a near fall. Del Rio with a kick to the shoulder followed by an arm wringer. Del Rio with a kick to the arm and then he goes to the turnbuckles but misses a back senton.
Christian gets ready for the spear but Del Rio with a super kick and then Del Rio tries to float over but Christian counters. Christian tries for the Killswitch but Del Rio escapes. Ricardo distracts Christian and gives Del Rio time to recover and he hits Christian with his boot and then applies the cross arm breaker and gets Christian to tap out.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, Sheamus gets Bertie’s attention. He says that Alberto was right that he is beneath him so he is going to do something about that. He will start with the car. He tells Ricardo not to leave the keys in the car the next time he gets Alberto’s gear. Sheamus says that he is going to take the car on a sight seeing tour of San Antonio. Sheamus says that he feels classier already.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Randy Orton versus Big Show
They lock up and Show sends Orton to the mat and then he punches Orton in the midsection. Orton with punches and kicks followed by clotheslines into the corner. Orton climbs the turnbuckles and he punches Show. Show pushes Orton off the ropes and then Show with a side slam for a near fall.
Show waits for Orton to get up and he tells Orton that he is in over his head. Show with a head butt to Orton. Orton punches Show but Show with a back elbow and he applies a reverse chin lock. Orton with elbows followed by a punch but Show sends Orton into the corner. Show runs into boots from Orton. Orton tries for a few clotheslines but Show stays on his feet. Orton with a drop kick and Show goes down.
Orton looks into the crowd and it is push up time. Orton waits for the RKO but Show grabs Orton by the throat and hits a choke slam but Orton gets his shoulder up. Show pulls Orton from the floor to the apron but Randy drops Show on the top rope.
Show with a shoulder tackle that sends Orton through the ropes and to the floor. Show goes to the floor and they exchange punches while the referee continues his count. Show with a chop to the chest and then he sends Orton back into the ring. Show signals for the choke slam and he grabs Orton. Orton with kicks to the leg and Show sends Orton over the top rope to the floor.
Show goes back to the floor and he chops Orton against the announce table. Show wants to send Orton into the ring post but Orton escapes and he sends Show into the post. Show with a spear and the referee gets to ten.
Double Count Out
After the match, they return to the ring and Show waits for the knockout punch but Orton ducks it and hits the RKO.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks are in the ring. That must mean it is feeding time at the Ryback Zoo.
Ryback is in the Goldman Box and he says that Reks and Hawkins will be fed to him tonight.
Match Number Four: Ryback versus Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks
Reks starts off and he kicks Ryback and connects with knees. Ryback with a power slam to Reks and a forearm to the back. Reks avoids a slam and he connects with a forearm. Reks with a punch and he tags in Hawkins but Ryback with a boot to the chest. He sends Hawkins into the corner and he tags Reks back in.
Ryback brings Reks into the ring and Hawkins distracts Ryback and Reks with a boot and he gets a near fall. Hawkins tags back in and he applies a front face lock before tagging Reks back in. Reks with forearms to the back and Hawkins is tagged back in. They hit a double gourdbuster for a near fall.
Hawkins with a reverse chin lock. Ryback sends Hawkins to the mat but Reks grabs the leg and Hawkins charges at Ryback but Ryback back body drops Hawkins over the top rope onto Reks. Ryback with a spinebuster and he does the Chong Li to set up for the lariat. Ryback with the marching muscle buster on Hawkins for the three count.
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