Match Number Four: Randy Orton and Jerry Lawler versus Dolph Ziggler (with Vickie Guerrero) and CM Punk
Ziggler with elbows to Orton and a neck breaker for a near fall. Ziggler with an Irish whip but Orton with a clothesline and then he connects with the Garvin Stomp followed by a European uppercut. Orton with a slingshot suplex for a near fall. Lawler tags in and he hits a drop kick and goes to the turnbuckles for a fist drop and he hits it. Lawler goes back to the turnbuckles for a second fist and it connects.
Lawler gets a near fall. Ziggler with a drop kick of his own and Lawler is down. Ziggler with a kick and punch to Lawler while Punk doesn’t look like he cares to be on the apron for this match. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler with a side head lock. Lawler with punches but Ziggler with a kick and punch that sends Lawler back to the mat. Ziggler with punches to the head and then he pushes Lawler to the mat.
Ziggler walks around Lawler and then he hits a snap elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock. Lawler with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down. Orton tags in and he hits two clotheslines on Ziggler. Ziggler misses a clothesline and Orton with a power slam. Ziggler is able to counter the IEDDT attempt and he back body drops Orton to the floor.
Paul Heyman makes his way to ringside and Punk and Paul have a conversation. Vickie interrupts and she wants them to focus on the match. Punk and Paul ignore her. Vickie screeches at Paul and Punk and they ignore her.
Paul gets the title belt and they talk about what to do in Montreal while Ziggler punches Orton. Ziggler with a drop kick. Orton tries for an RKO but Ziggler avoids it and gets a near fall with a rollup. Orton hits an RKO and gets the three count on Ziggler.
Winners: Jerry Lawler and Randy Orton
We go to commercial.
We are back and CM Punk and Paul Heyman are walking in the back. Matt Striker wants to know what the nature of their relationship is. Paul and Punk look at each other and then they look at Matt. Punk says that he is a Paul Heyman guy.
It is time to see how well Anger Management has worked for Kane and Daniel Bryan. We see the hug from last week and how it got the Sports Entertainment treatment.
Kane is in a room and Daniel Bryan enters. Bryan says that Kane was going to say something to him. Kane says that Bryan had something to say to him. Kane says that he has a lot of nerve because of all of the monsters, he is the most sadistic. It is the doctor and he wants to know how they are both feeling. AJ says that she invited him here because they were so close to a breakthrough last week. Dr. Shelby has an idea for Kane and Bryan. He says that it will either solve their problems or send them into an abyss they will never be able to get out of. They will have to trust each other.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the WWE Rewind. Zack Ryder versus Heath Slater from last week’s Raw.
Heath Slater says last week Zack Ryder did something that he has never done with a lady, he got lucky. Zack has been talking a lot of junk and he wants his rematch right now . . . BABY.
Zack Ryder is on the TitanTron but he is not facing Heath tonight. It isn’t Ry-DER, it is . . .
Time to be fed.
Match Number Five: Heath Slater versus Ryback
Slater with a side head lock and Ryder Irish whips Slater through the ropes to the floor. Ryback with a shoulder tackle when Slater charges at him. Slater punches Ryback but Ryback punches back. Slater with a kick to the knee and a neck breaker.
Slater with kicks to the back followed by a DDT but Ryback with an emphatic kick out. Slater wit a kick but Ryback with a lariat and it is time for a spinebuster and power bomb. Ryback picks up Slater for the marching muscle buster and he gets the three count.
Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler talk about the WWE App.
Darren Young and Titus O’Neil are in AJ’s office and she wants to know what they were called in for.
AJ tells Darren and Titus that there has been a mistake. They are not the number one contenders for the tag titles. Titus blows his whistle and he calls a personal foul. Titus and Darren say that they have beaten everyone.
AJ says that they did not beat every team. AJ says that they will face the team they haven’t beaten tonight. They will face Kane and Daniel Bryan.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Six: Daniel Bryan and Kane versus Darren Young and Titus O’Neil in a Number One Contender Match
Bryan and Kane argue over who will start but Kane will face Titus and Titus with punches. Kane with a clothesline and punches in the corner. Kane with an elbow and uppercut and sends him into the turnbuckles. Bryan is tagged in and he kicks Titus in the corner. Bryan tries for an O’Connor Roll but Titus holds on to the ropes. Young with a blind tag and he gets a near fall after a clothesline.
Titus tags in and they hit a double shoulder tackle and Titus gets a near fall. Titus with a slam. Titus with elbows in the corner followed by punches and the referee warns Titus. Young with a knee to the head and Bryan appears to be bleeding.
Young tags in and hits a Northern Lights suplex and bridge for a near fall. Young with a cravate. Bryan with punches but Young with a back elbow. Titus tags in and Young gets dropped on Bryan with a gourdbuster. Titus chokes Bryan in the ropes.
Bryan with kicks and a European uppercut. Bryan with more kicks but Titus with a back breaker and he gets a near fall. Titus kicks Bryan in the ribs and Titus mocks Bryan by saying yes as he kicks him and then he barks.
Titus with a reverse chin lock. Young tags in but Bryan tries to fight his way out of the corner. Bryan with European uppercuts while Young connects with knees. Young with a snap mare and a reverse chin lock. Young with a knee drop. Bryan with kicks to Young followed by a butterfly suplex and both men are down.
Kane wants to be tagged in and Bryan says no. Bryan goes up top but misses the diving head butt. Young gets a near fall. Young with a reverse chin lock. Bryan with elbows to Young but Bryan with a flying clothesline and both men are down again.
Bryan refuses to make the tag again and he kicks Young in the chest. Bryan hits the round kick and Kane makes the blind tag. Kane with an uppercut to Titus on the apron. Kane with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner followed by a side slam for a near fall. Kane goes up top and hits the clothesline and then he signals for the choke slam, making sure to stay away from Daniel Bryan so he cannot make the tag. Kane with a choke slam to Young and then he sends Titus over the top rope to the floor.
Bryan tags himself back in. Kane grabs Bryan and choke slams him onto Young and Bryan gets the three count.
Winners: Kane and Daniel Bryan
After the match, Kane raises Bryan’s hand but Bryan falls to the mat.
We take a look back at what happened at the start of the show between CM Punk and Bret Hart.
We are back with the Slam of the Week. The Brogue Kick that started a number of lawsuits.
Ricardo Rodriguez comes out and he introduces Alberto Del Rio.
Match Number Seven: Tyson Kidd versus Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez)
Del Rio attacks Kidd shortly after the bell rings and he kicks Kidd. Kidd with a drop kick and he tries for the Dungeon Lock but Del Rio kicks him away. Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker. Del Rio starts to work on the arm and he applies a rear chin lock. Tyson punches Alberto and then Del Rio misses a splash and goes through the ropes. Kidd with a kick to Del Rio’s chest.
Kidd misses a springboard elbow drop and Del Rio with a kick to the head. Del Rio tries for a Sharpshooter but Kidd is able to reverse it and he applies the Sharpshooter. Del Rio tries to get to the ropes and he is able to get there. Kidd misses a leg drop on the apron and Del Rio hyperextends the arm in the ropes and then he floats over and applies the cross arm breaker and Kidd taps out.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, Del Rio asks Sheamus if he is watching this because he just destroyed a Canadian peasant. That is nothing compared to what he is going to do to him at Night of Champions. He already lost the Brogue Kick. Now he is going to lose the World Title.
We go to Michael Cole at the announce table and he provides an update on Jerry Lawler. He mentions that Lawler was stretchered to the back and he is receiving medical attention. Cole makes sure that people know that this is not part of the show. Cole says that they will provide updates as they come.
We are back and we will find out who will face Antonio Cesaro at Night of Champions during the pre-show in a Number One Contender Battle Royal.
Match Number Eight: Sheamus versus David Otunga
Otunga charges after Sheamus and he kicks him and then connects with a series of forearms and kicks. Otunga slaps Sheamus but Sheamus with a shoulder tackle and knees to Otunga that send him to the apron. Sheamus with forearms to the chest with Otunga on the apron. Sheamus with the uranage back breaker and then he looks around and he applies the Cloverleaf and Otunga taps out.
After the match, Sheamus leaves the ring and then he comes back to the ring and he looks around the fans want a Brogue Kick. Sheamus signals for the Brogue Kick and he connects and sends Otunga to the mat in a heap.
AJ Lee comes out and says that Sheamus has defied authority.
Booker T interrupts, having no authority on Raw. He tells AJ that he doesn’t know what AJ is going to say, but this is World Championship business. He tells Sheamus that he shouldn’t be using the Brogue Kick in light of his internal investigation. This won’t look good for Sheamus. Booker tells Sheamus that if he chooses to use the Brogue Kick in any situation before his internal investigation is completed, he will be stripped of the World Title.
Rey Mysterio and Bret Hart are talking in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back with an Earlier Tonight moment during the Kane and Daniel Bryan match when Kane choke slammed Bryan to get them the number one contender spot.
We see Truth and Kofi Touting it out.
Kane and Daniel Bryan are arguing. Kane reminds them that they won. Doctor Shelby says that they have triumphed because they worked as a team. Bryan says that he did not appreciate the choke slam, but he did win the match. Bryan says that he could like the team of Daniel Bryan and Kane. Kane says that it should be Kane and Daniel Bryan. Then he suggests that it should be Kane and the eviscerated body of Daniel Bryan. Dr. Shelby suggests that they should be called Team Friendship and Kane and Bryan tell him no.
It is time to run through the card for Night of Champions.
Michael Cole reminds everyone that this is not part of the show. He mentions that Jerry Lawler passed out during one of the matches at the announce table. Jerry was taken to the back to have CPR. He is at a hospital and he is breathing on his own. Cole says that it is still a serious situation. He says that his prayers are with Jerry and there will be no further commentary on the show.
Match Number Nine: Rey Mysterio versus Cody Rhodes
Cody with a waist lock but Rey with a kick to the face. Cody with a drop down uppercut for a near fall. Cody punches Rey and connects with a series of knees and a kick to the head for a near fall. Cody with a punch to Rey and he pushes him to the mat. Cody with a gourdbuster and then he kicks Rey in the head. Cody chokes Rey and then he kicks him in the ribs.
Rey with kicks to Cody but Cody with a chin lock. Rey with kicks and Cody goes to the floor. Rey with a rana from the apron. Rey sends Cody back into the ring and then he tries for a head scissors using the ropes but Cody counters and he hits Beautiful Disaster for a near fall. Cody kicks Rey in the chest.
Cody charges into the corner but Rey moves and Cody hits the ring post with his shoulder. Rey with a head scissors and a bulldog out of a wheelbarrow for a near fall. Rey with a kick to the had and Cody goes down. Rey gets a near fall. Rey goes up top for a seated splash. Cody with a kick and he tries for a power bomb but Rey escapes and he kicks Cody.
Rey with a drop kick and Cody falls into the ropes. Miz tries to interfere and Rey with a drop kick through the ropes. Cody hits Cross Rhodes for the three count.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
After the match, Miz stands over Rey with the Intercontinental Title belt and then Miz is about to hit the Skull Crushing Finale on Rey but Cody hits Cross Rhodes on Miz and holds the Intercontinental Title Belt and then drops it on Miz before leaving the ring.
John Cena is walking in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and Michael Cole is giving a medical update on Jerry Lawler’s condition. Michael says that Jerry is now more responsive and he is reacting to lights. He is in the isolated part of the ER and awaiting a CAT scan. He says that Jerry is fighting hard and he hopes to give us a further update on his condition.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Bret Hart comes out for his interview with John Cena. John thanks Bret for the opportunity for the interview.
Bret says that he has been watching the feud between John Cena and CM Punk and he sees a lot of similarities between him and Shawn Michaels. They had mutual respect for a while, but then it became a rivalry over the title that almost ruined their lives.
Bret says that he sees a lot of him in John Cena. He sees a lot of the old Shawn Michaels when he looks at Punk.
Cena thanks Bret for mentioning him in the same breath as Shawn and Bret. He has some work to do to get to that level. Comparing Punk to Shawn, Shawn was always himself. If Shawn was acting like a jerk, he meant it. Punk is an insecure guy who has to show that he is the best.
Bret is someone who stands for something. CM Punk is just a desperate and delusional young man who feels that leather and gold by any means necessary means respect.
Bret wants to know what Cena is going to do to shut up this phony little punk.
Punk wants to know what Bret was saying by calling him phony.
Cena asks Punk if it irritates him that Bret called him a phony. If it brings him to the ring, he will call him a phony again. Punk has forty feet and three ropes between him and the worst decision of his life.
Punk wonders if that is the pot calling the kettle black. The biggest phony is pointing his finger at the WWE Champion. Punk says that he will do what he wants and he has decided to stand up for his name against such rampant disrespect. Punk says that it breaks his heart to see the Hitman and John Cena in the ring together because they are so much alike. Punk says that this is not a good thing.
Both men were champions but they were passed by someone far superior to them. Punk says that he is talking about himself when it comes to Cena and he is talking about Shawn Michaels when it comes to Bret Hart. Punk says that he is better than Shawn Michaels so there is no way that they can compare him to Shawn.
Punk says that he is better than the hillbilly that Bret made tap out to the Sharpshooter at Wrestlemania 13. He is also better than the Rock and he showed it in the ring. He did in one night what Cena couldn’t do to Rock in a year. He is the best wrestler, talker, technician, and brawler. He does not say this from a place of insecurity. He says it because he is it. That makes him anything but a phony.
Cena says that last statement makes him a liar, hypocrite and a scumbag. Montreal is a very honest city. For years, WWE has referred to this building as Bizarro World, but they are just honest. Tonight, he is going to take a lesson from Montreal and hit Punk in the face with a dose of truth.
For 300 days, CM Punk has been the WWE Champion and that title has been irrelevant for 300 days. Month after month, he has not been in the main event. It is no conspiracy. Punk has been here for many years and the night he made the most noise was the night his microphone was turned silent.
Punk would talk about change and then on that one night in Chicago, the WWE Universe said that they would get change. They were lied to. Change was not ice cream or new talent, it was to make CM Punk a star. Punk does not know who he is.
Punk said that Cena would be the man he hated the most. Cena says that he went from an underdog to a favorite, but he did it as himself. He has stood on his own two feet and he has done it as himself.
Punk has changed his ideology numerous times. He has stabbed friends in the back. He steals colors from Hall of Famers and the elbow from Randy Savage because he does not know who he is. Punk thinks that because he has the title, he is justified and due respect.
At Night of Champions, he will have to search for a new identity. At Night of Champions, he is in serious jeopardy of losing the title. Cena says that Montreal has owed him a favor, so he will say something in French.
Punk says that Cena has lowered himself to their level to speak their language. The language of the locals.
Cena tells Punk that he does not lower himself to their level. He is here because of them and he calls Punk an ignorant son of a bitch. Punk says that he will win at Night of Champions, but Cena says that he will kick Punk’s ass.
Punk wants to swing at Cena but Cena pushes him away. Cena is ready for a fight but Punk figures that he will wait until Sunday so he tries to take a shot at Bret. Bret blocks the punch and he connects with a punch to Punk and Punk goes to the floor.
Michael Cole has an update on Jerry Lawler’s condition. He says that his condition is stable, he is breathing on his own, and his heart is beating on its own.
And on that bombshell . . . we go to credits.