We are in Atlanta, Georgia and your announcers are Michael ‘I miss the Omni’ Cole and Jerry ‘Breaking the Hearts of Sports Fans except for 1995’ Lawler.
CM Punk makes his way to the ring and he is introduced as the People’s Champion, after destroying a fan’s sign on his birthday.
CM Punk says that he wants to explain what having a week to sit back and let things digest does to a person. Did he overreact last week? If you thought he overreacted, you never held anything as special as the WWE Championship. He says that nobody in the building has done anything great.
He has been able to watch the footage and think about what happened. He did not overreact. Every action has its reaction. He reacted like any normal person would act. He was screwed. The WWE Championship was stolen from him and is held by someone who does not deserve it. Someone who does not know what it is like to be a champion.
Punk talks about the ‘supposed’ video that show that him and Paul Heyman worked with Brad Maddox and The Shield. Punk has a question for everyone in the crowd.
Punk asks a fan if he saw Punk in the video last week. Punk reminds everyone that he was not in that video. People still point their fat incriminating fingers at him.
Punk asks Michael Cole if he saw CM Punk working with Brad Maddox and The Shield last week. Cole says that Punk was not in the video.
Punk says that if Paul Heyman says that it was not him in that video last week, then it was not him. As ridiculous as that may sound to you, put it up against what they are dealing with, people have bought into a video that Vince McMahon put on his show and on his TitanTron as the gospel truth.
Punk says that was not Paul Heyman. Vince has the money to make it look like Paul Heyman. If Vince wants to make it look like it was him and Paul doing that, the people are going to eat it up.
Last week, Vince was hoisted high in the air and he was dumped on his hip. Vince got what he deserves. Brock broke Vince’s hip and that is what Vince deserved. Punk says that is karma. That is why the people are not going to amount to anything. They do not deserve it.
Punk challenges anyone to come into the ring to prove him wrong.
Punk says that he will get his title back from The Rock. Rock can hold on to the belt to keep up his fancy pants. Punk says that the real champion is here and he is going to grant Rock a rematch at the Elimination Chamber. Today is Day 442 of the . . .
Booker T’s music plays and he starts to talk but Punk interrupts him.
Punk says that this isn’t even Booker’s show and no one wants to hear him.
Vickie Guerrero allowed Booker T to come out and decide Punk’s fate. Instead he is going to let the WWE Universe make the decision.
Booker suggests that Punk should face one of his former Wrestlemania opponents. Maybe Rey Mysterio. Maybe Randy Orton. Maybe Chris Jericho.
Punk calls the WWE Universe a bunch of idiots.
In case you forgot how to download the WWE app, Michael Cole has made a how-to video.
Michael will tell us when we can vote for CM Punk’s opponent.
There is an ‘Epic Announcement’ about the Hall of Fame tonight.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see Randy Orton’s comments from Raw Active. Randy mentions that he beat CM Punk at Wrestlemania 27 in Atlanta. Punk has a solution to shut up Punk and that is an RKO.
Match Number One: Ryback versus Antonio Cesaro in a Non Title Match
They lock up and Ryback sends Orton into the corner. Cesaro with a forearm to the back. Cesaro with a waist lock but Ryback with a back body drop. Ryback with forearms to the back. Cesaro with a head butt but Ryback with a hip toss and a leg drop for a near fall.
Ryback puts Cesaro in the tree of woe and he kicks Cesaro in the chest. Cesaro goes to the floor and Ryback follows and he sends Cesaro back in. Cesaro with kicks to Ryback. Cesaro with a knee to the midsection followed by a European uppercut. Ryback with a Thesz Press and he slams Cesaro’s head into the mat. Ryback misses a charge into the corner.
Cesaro with a clothesline to the back of the head and we go to commercial.
We are back and Ryback with a shoulder tackle and body block followed by a spinebuster. Ryback sets for the lariat but Cesaro remembers that he has to leave the ring and try to get counted out each time. Ryback stops Cesaro on the ramp. Cesaro is rolled back in and Cesaro drops Ryback on the top rope and he drop kicks Ryback off the apron. Cesaro sends Ryback into the ring post and then the ring steps.
Cesaro wants the referee to start the count. Ryback is able to get back into the ring at nine. Cesaro with punches and a kick. Cesaro with a knee drop from the turnbuckles to the upper chest for a near fall.
Cesaro runs into a knee and a back elbow. Ryback with a back body drop and Ryback sets for the lariat and he connects. Cesaro gets to the floor again and he tries to go through the crowd. Ryback pulls Cesaro back in. Cesaro with a boot to the head. Ryback blocks a kick and hits a power bomb.
Ryback with the lariat and now he gets Cesaro up for the marching muscle buster and he connects and gets the three count.
In case you missed it earlier tonight, or last week on Raw, we go back to look at John Cena’s announcement of his opponent at Wrestlemania and the attack by the Shield.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Michael Cole mentions that Rey Mysterio was on Raw Active during the break. Rey says that he should be in the ring with Punk since he beat him at Wrestlemania 26.
We take a look at the Shield. We start with their debut at the Survivor Series when they attacked Ryback. We see some of their comments from their prior comments about WWE Superstars.
John Cena is in Vickie’s office watching the video. Vickie says that she heard a rumor that John Cena was going to call out the Shield. Vickie asks John if he has a Death Wish.
John says that he appears on Raw and he won the Royal Rumble. He says that he will be the WWE Champion at Wrestlemania. The Shield needs to be stopped and they need to be stopped tonight.
It is time to take a look at the person who was announced at the end of last week’s Raw . . . Trish Stratus.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we go to comments from Chris Jericho during Raw Active. Chris says that others call you the best in the world when you are the best in the world. Tonight we can see who is the best in the world.
Booker T has joined Michael and Jerry at the announce table.
Match Number Two: Santino Marella versus Jack Swagger
They lock up and Swagger sends Santino to the mat. Swagger with a knee and Santino with some power walking but Swagger with a knee to the midsection and he goes for Santino’s knee. Swagger with a punch and knees to the midsection. Swagger with punches in the corner but he misses a splash. Santino with punches and then he does a split but blocks a hip toss.
Swagger with knees and then he does the double jump Swagger Bomb. Swagger with the ankle lock and Santino taps out.
Winner: Jack Swagger
After the match, Swagger goes to the announce table and he tells Booker that he is just getting started.
Now it is time to vote for CM Punk’s opponent.
We are back and we are only 62 days away from Wrestlemania. It turns out that Ticketmaster is involved with the Raw Active voting because they are overloaded.
We take a look at what has happened between Big Show, Alberto Del Rio, and Ricardo Rodriguez last week on WWE Television.
Match Number Three: Alberto Del Rio versus Cody Rhodes
Cody with a kick and forearms. Rhodes with an Irish whip but he runs into an elbow and Del Rio with a rana and then he sends Rhodes into the air and then to the mat. Del Rio with a kick. Cody with a slap and Del Rio with kicks to Rhodes.
Del Rio with the running step up enzuigiri to the shoulder for a near fall. Rhodes with a kick to the leg and then Cody with an atomic drop to the leg. Rhodes with boots to Del Rio and punches. Rhodes with a head butt and then he charges into the corner but misses.
Del Rio with two clotheslines and then he avoids one and instead of a power slam, Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker. Del Rio with a super kick for a near fall. Rhodes with Beautiful Disaster but he can only get a two count. Del Rio floats over into the cross arm breaker and Cody taps out.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, Alberto Del Rio says that he is a different person. He used to look down on everyone, but now he knows that he was wrong. Big Show tried to bully him, just like everyone. He was not going to let that happen. That is why he appreciates the support of the fans. They make him open his eyes and now he is the World Champion, not just for him. He is doing this for the people who struggle and fight.
Alberto tells Big Show that he is going to pay what he did to his best friend Ricardo. If Show thinks that what happened last Friday was bad . . .
Big Show interrupts on the TitanTron and he tells Alberto to calm down. Show says that he is in a secured location off sight.
Del Rio calls Show a coward and says that Show has no cajones.
Show tells Del Rio to speak in English. Show says that it is hard for him to control the rage that he has. It would be so easy to snap Del Rio in half. He is not afraid because Del Rio had a stick with him in the parking lot. Show says that he left to keep himself from ripping Del Rio apart.
This is about Del Rio stealing the title from him. Show says that he wants a rematch against Del Rio at the Elimination Chamber.
Show tells Del Rio that Booker knows where he is and if Del Rio signs the contract, he will have Booker bring the contract to him. Show tells Del Rio not to look for him in the hotel. If Del Rio thinks that what he did to Ricardo was bad, wait to see what happens if Del Rio looks for him.
The man who will face CM Punk tonight is Chris Jericho.
We go to commercial.
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