They lock up and Khali backs Ryback into the corner and he chops Ryback. Khali kicks Ryback in the corner and then he chops Ryback again. Khali kicks Ryback some more but Ryback puts Khali in the corner and Ryback with shoulders. Khali with boots to Ryback.
Ryback with punches to the midsection but Khali with a clothesline and Ryback is staggered. Khali sends Ryback into the turnbuckles and Khali with elbows to the neck. Khali with a punch to the top of the head and Ryback is down. Khali with a kick and then he sets for the choke slam but Ryback with a kick and then he gets Khali up for the marching muscle buster and he hits it and gets the three count.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for the man who was given the World’s Strongest Slam by a man in a Salmon colored jacket to make his way to the ring.
John comments on the lively bunch in the crowd tonight. He says that those who know the WWE know that he is holding the WWE Title. Tens of thousands of men have tried to chase this dream, but only 43 men have held the title. Whether it was for 8 years like Bruno Sammartino or for one night like Rey Mysterio, it puts you in an elite fraternity among your peers.
Over the years, many men have tried to do some crazy and dastardly things to get the title. Short cuts do not equal respect. People have tried to buy the title, steal the title. He has seen people crack under the pressure of the WWE Universe to chase the title.
Even Vince McMahon felt that he needed to be WWE champion to justify himself to the WWE Universe. Last week we saw how low a man could sink to chase the title.
Mark disgraced his family and cheated the WWE Universe. Mark’s speech was an utter disaster for everyone who has had to tell the crowd they cannot do this again. Names like Edge, Shawn Michaels, and Ric Flair. Important moments in WWE history and Mark made a mockery of all of them.
He understands why Mark did it. He has been here for 17 years and he realizes that the door is closing and time is running out. Mark will not have a legacy unless he holds that title.
John says that in order to hold the title, Mark has to go through him. John reminds us that he is the WWE Champion. The best part of Mark’s speech was when he gave John back the belt and he said that he has to earn the title. Everything else was a load of crap. The only thing that Mark has earned is the right to have his teeth knocked down his throat.
Mark has shown that he will sink to the lowest of lows to get the title. It is still whoop ass season and we have three weeks to find out what everyone knows and that is the Champ is here.
It is time for a Rob Van Dam video.
Match Number Six: Brodus Clay and Tensai (with Cameron and Naomi) versus Jimmy and Jey Uso versus Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal (with Heath Slater) in a Number One Contender Match
Mahal with a kick and punch to Jey followed by an Irish whip but Jey with an enzuigiri to Drew. Jimmy tags in and Jey with an Irish whip into a clothesline and a super kick. Jimmy misses a clothesline to Tensai and Tensai with punches and he hits the Baldo Bomb but Jey breaks it up. Jinder sends Jey to the foor and then Tensai takes care of Jinder and Drew. Clay with a splash off the apron onto 3MB. Tensai with a senton to Jimmy but Jimmy kicks out. Jimmy with a super kick followed by a Samoan drop and Jey with the superfly splash for the three count.
Winners: Jimmy and Jey Uso
After the match, The Shield make their way into the aisle to confront the men who will face Roman and Seth for the tag titles.
We take a look at The Call, which will be on DVD tomorrow, and it is the video from when the movie came out with David Otunga, the Coffee Mug of Doom, and Kane.
Paul Heyman is walking briskly in the back and we go to commercial.
We are back and Paul Heyman makes his way to the ring and we take a look back at what happened to CM Punk after he beat Alberto Del Rio.
Paul introduces himself and he says that for seven days he has been dogged by everyone about what happened when Brock Lesnar confronted CM Punk. Paul says that he has ignored all of Punk’s calls and texts and he says that the way to settle this is to do it in the ring. Tonight, CM Punk will get the answers.
The public and Paul Heyman await CM Punk’s presence.
Punk makes his way to the ring and he asks Paul if he wants to air the dirty laundry in public. Punk wants to bring up the reasons why he has questions. It is due to Paul’s rotten reputation in the business and as a human being why he is a Paul Heyman guy.
In 2005, after wrestling around the world and generating a buzz for himself, he was signed to a WWE Contract. John Laurinaitis was the VP of Talent Relations at the time. Johnny thought it would be smart to shuffle him off to Louisville to go through WWE Developmental. Because he burned a lot of bridges and pissed off people up here, Paul was in charge of Developmental.
Paul was set up to fail because no matter what anyone says now, Punk was not supposed to succeed. There were people in a managerial position who would send Paul e-mails and texts to cut the kid loose because he is not what they are looking for.
Paul was told never to consider bringing Punk to Raw or Smackdown. Despite Paul’s track record and his track record of being a liar and manipulator, Paul never fired him. Paul saw something in him and believed in him. Paul’s first pick when ECW came back was him.
Punk says that he doesn’t want to bore everyone with the dirty laundry between two friends. Punk has two things to say. Punk wants Paul to tell Brock Lesnar that he is coming for him. He doesn’t care if Brock is bigger or stronger than him, Brock is not better than him. Punk says that he is the best wrestler on the planet. Paul knows it better than everyone else. Brock doesn’t have the balls to be here and hear it from him. Punk says that there is no one more sadistic or more relentless than him. He will do what it takes to bring Paul’s beast incarnate down.
Punk wants to bring up the elephant in the room, what happened last week. No matter how many warnings or horror stories he heard about Paul, Paul never did him wrong. Punk wants to know if Brock attacked him on his own or if Paul wanted it done after what was said at Payback.
Punk wants Paul to tell the truth for the first time. Punk says that he can take it. He will accept it if it was done due to tough love. He wants Paul to swear on his children about whether he had anything to do it or not. He wants Paul to tell the truth for the first time in his life.
Paul says that he never wanted it to be this way between them. Since Punk demands the truth and because Punk can see through him. Because as Paul’s best friend, Punk deserves the truth. Paul will tell the truth straight to Punk’s face.
On his children, he did not know that Brock Lesnar would be at Raw last week. That is the very same response he used to get from the McMahons and John Laurinaitis when he would tell them about how Punk was the next champ. Paul says that Brock fulfilled his contractual obligations at Extreme Rules. The moment Punk said that Brock Lesnar needed Paul’s help, he picked a fight. He picked a fight with Brock Lesnar.
It is a fact that it was bound to happen because of the professional jealousy between both men. Paul says that he never suggested having Punk and Brock as a tag team. He tells Punk to think of the money they could have made, if only for one night. Paul kept them apart because of the professional jealousy between the two men. Just like in 2005 and 2006, he made an exception to the rule. Business came second and their friendship came first.
Paul says that he accepts himself for all of his flaws. Paul says that he will walk down that aisle with Punk one day. He will give Punk his space. He will walk down the aisle with him when he challenges for the title and when he is in the main event at Wrestlemania. That is his dream. No matter how unpopular it is to hear, he loves CM Punk. He is his best friend in the world. He will screw up his dreams because he cannot be at ringside with Punk because he needs his space and time for himself? He will never represent against Punk and that includes Brock Lesnar. Paul will deal with Brock.
Everyone told Paul to get rid of Punk in 2005 and 2006 but he said no. Now everyone is telling Punk to get rid of Paul. Paul says that his fate is in Punk’s hands. He tells Punk that it is his move.
Punk stands motionless in the ring and he thinks of what to say to Paul. Punk says that he is sorry that he doubted Paul. Punk hugs Paul but Punk has a look in his eyes that might question his devotion.
John, Michael, and Jerry comment on whether they think Paul was involved and John wonders if Brock went rogue.
Match Number Seven: Darren Young (with Titus O’Neil) versus CM Punk
Punk with a waist lock and take down into a reverse chin lock. Young backs Punk into the corner and he punches Punk. Punk with forearms and punches followed by elbows and a suplex into a cover for a near fall. Punk with kicks to Young in the corner and then Punk works on the knee.
Punk with an Irish whip but Young’s knee gives out. Young with a knee to Punk followed by a hard Irish whip. Young with kicks to Punk followed by a clothesline. Young gets a near fall. Young with a reverse chin lock and he tries to rearrange Punk’s face. Young with a cravate. Punk with a punch but Young with a side head ock. Young with an over the head belly-to-belly for a near fall.
Young with elbows to Punk but Punk with punches and chops followed by kicks and forearms. Punk with an Irish whip but he misses a splash into the corner and Young gets a near fall. Young taunts Punk and he connects with knees to the head. Young with a reverse chin lock. Punk with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down.
Punk with the running knee into the corner followed by a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Punk goes up top but Young stops him and he drops Punk on the top rope. Punk with a shoulder from the apron and then he hits a springboard clothesline for a near fall.
Punk says that it is time to Go To Sleep but he limps a little. Young gets Punk on his shoulders and he hits the double knee gutbuster but Punk kicks out at two. Punk with a round kick to the head and he applies the Anaconda Vice and Young taps out.
Winner: CM Punk
After the match, Titus goes after Punk and Punk fights him off. Young joins in and they have a two on one advantage until Curtis Axel makes his way to the ring. Punk with a round kick to Titus and Axel takes care of Young.
Punk and Axel are in the ring and Paul enters to try to calm things down.
Axel and Heyman leave.
Vickie is on the phone and she is trying get Brad to answer her calls. Stephanie enters the office. She says that no participants in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match have been announced yet for the WWE Title Match. Stephanie says that she will do it after Vickie says that she has been so busy.
We go to commercial.
We are back and The Bellas make their way to ringside to give out copies of the latest WWE Magazine.
Stephanie McMahon makes her way to the ring to make an announcement about Money in the Bank and the WWE Title Ladder Match. She says that this is the time of the year that every WWE Superstar dreams of climbing the ladder to grab the briefcase and guarantee a title victory.
The first person in the match is the first person to win it twice . . . CM Punk. Next is Daniel Bryan. The third man is Sheamus. The next participant is Randy Orton. Christian is the fifth person in the match. The next person in the match is Kane. The final person in the match is Rob Van Dam.
Vickie says that Stephanie did an amazing job and she wonders why they didn’t do it.
Ryback asks Vickie and Brad how easily he beat Khali tonight and how easy he pinned John Cena. He wants Vickie to remove the Henry/Cena match and give him his rematch.
Chris Jericho enters and he says that he deserves better after being attacked by three men and then he is kept out of the Money in the Bank Match, the match he created.
Ryback reminds Chris that he interrupted him and he tells Chris to cry him a river. He says that he can eat Jericho alive.
Jericho wonders if Ryback is now a cannibal.
Brad says that this isn’t the time or place . . .
Vickie yells Excuse Me and she reminds them that she is their boss. They will meet at Money in the Bank.
Mark Henry walks in the back and he is more reserved colors tonight.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Paul is in the locker room with Punk and Punk wants to know if he can be any clearer? Paul says that two people jumped Punk so he had Curtis Axel came out to help him.
Paul says that he has fixed it. He talked to Vickie and everything is fixed. Next week, The Prime Time Players will face Curtis Axel and CM Punk.
Punk says that he will do it but he will prove that he doesn’t need any help. He will take care of Brock Lesnar and he will win Money in the Bank.
It is time to Vote for the stipulation in the Daniel Bryan/Randy Orton rematch. Do it or Mark Henry wears that salmon jacket again.
Mark Henry makes his way to the ring because that is what he do.
Mark says that he fooled each and every one of y’all. He saw all of the Mark Henry signs. He heard the chants. More than anything, he saw people cry. Mark says that he has been nominated for an Academy Award. People like Quentin Tarantino and Steven Spielberg have been contacting him. Even Tyler Perry. That is great, but that is not what he wants or deserves.
People have been upset with him because he used his friends. He used his family. He used the other WWE Superstars. Mark says that he is not going to apologize to any of them. People have been telling him his entire life, how he should live.
Mark, you are a big kid, don’t hurt the little children. . . please. Mark, you work hard and you go to the Olympics and you win for America . . . please.
What is going to happen at Money in the Bank is a no good, dirty, filthy, lying, cheating Mark Henry is going to show up. He tells everyone that they are puppets and they will do what he tells them.
Last week, he said he was coming home. He is coming home, but he is coming home with the WWE Title.
Michael Cole reads a Bray Wyatt tweet and we have a Wyatt Family video.
We go to commercial and VOTE for the Stipulation on the WWE APP.
We are back and it will a Del Rio Fiesta on Friday night. Damien Sandow and Sheamus will have a Dublin Street Fight as well.
Jerry Lawler is in the ring and the stipulation for the Daniel Bryan versus Randy Orton Match will be a Street Fight.
Match Number Eight Daniel Bryan versus Randy Orton in a Double Strength Rubber Match in a Street Fight
Bryan and Orton with punches and Bryan with kicks to Orton. Orton sends Bryan into the turnbuckles and then Orton with punches and Orton sends Bryan to the floor. Orton misses the clothesline this time and then Bryan with kicks to Orton. Orton kicks Bryan and he sends Bryan into the ring steps. Bryan kicks Orton from the ring.
Bryan with the suicide dive attempt but Orton with a chair to the head and Bryan collapses in the ring and we go to commercial.
We are back and Orton punches Bryan and Bryan is still moving very little. We see Bryan getting back body dropped onto the ramp during the commercial break. Orton brings a table into the ring. Orton with a punch and he drops Bryan on the top rope. Orton sets up the table in the corner. Bryan punches Orton to avoid going through the table.
Orton with an Irish whip and Bryan flips over Orton and then he hits the flying clothesline. Bryan with a running drop kick into the corner. Bryan with kicks to the chest. Orton stops Bryan by throwing a chair at him and Bryan goes down. Orton gets a near fall. Orton chokes Bryan in the ropes. Orton tries to suplex Bryan through the table on the floor but Bryan blocks it. Bryan with a kick and he drops Orton on the top rope. Bryan with a drop kick and Orton stays on the apron. Bryan with another drop kick and Orton stays on the apron.
Bryan slides through Orton’s legs to the floor and he power bombs Orton through the table. Orton is rolled back into the ring but Orton kicks out. Bryan gets a kendo stick because everyone needs to use one in a street fight. Bryan hits Orton with the stick while alternating with kicks.
Orton blocks Bryan’s kick and Orton with an Exploder suplex through the table in the corner. Orton gets a near fall. Orton punches Bryan but Bryan punches back. Orton with a head butt and Bryan with a head butt of his own. Orton with a head butt and Bryan with a punch. They go back and forth with punches. Orton with a drop kick. Orton puts Bryan on the top turnbuckle to set up for the superplex but Bryan with punches to stop Orton.
Orton falls off the turnbuckles and Bryan comes off but Orton catches him and hits a power bomb and Orton gets a near fall. Orton punches Bryan. Bryan tries for the No Lock but Orton tries to block it but Bryan is able to lock it in. Orton crawls to get the kendo stick and he hits Bryan with it to escape the hold. Orton continues to hit Bryan with the kendo stick.
Bryan is on the apron and Orton sets for the IEDDT. Orton twists to the mat but Bryan counters an RKO attempt with a back slide. Bryan with a kick and kendo stick shots to the arm. Bryan with the No Lock. Orton reaches for the kendo stick and he grabs it and Orton hits Bryan with it but Bryan uses the Kendo stick for more leverage and Orton taps out.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
After the match, Bryan celebrates his victory.
Orton stands in the ring and then he stares down Bryan. Orton offers his hand and Bryan shakes it. Orton leaves the ring and the celebration continues.
We go to credits.