Monday Night Raw Results 9/17/12
Monday Night Raw 9/17/12
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CM Punk’s music hits to start the show but only Paul Heyman is making his way to the ring. Heyman says that last night, at NOC, he got to witness history because he saw CM Punk successfully defend the WWE title against John Cena. He says he knows there is a lot of controversy and in the interest clarity, he wants referee Chad Patton to come to the ring and defend his decision from last night.
Heyman has Patton to look at a photo on the titan tron showing all four shoulders on the mat as the three count was made. Heyman ask’s if Patton made the right decision and Patton says “Yes I did.”
Heyman agrees and he says he and CM Punk admire him for standing by his decision. Heyman says he found footage taken by a fan at ringside that was posted on You Tube and taken down earlier today. He blames Cena for having it taken down. Heyman shows the footage that looks like it was recorded with a cell phone in the front row and it also shows the finish with all four shoulders to the mat. Heyman tells all the fans to respect the 303rd day of CM Punk’s WWE title reign and John Cena’s music hits and he is on his way to the ring.
Paul Heyman tries to get the first word in but Cena tells him to shut up and says Chad Patton made the right call last night. He also says he can barely turn on his cell phone never mind take down a You Tube video. He feels Patton made the right decision but the finality of the decision was like ending the Superbowl in a tie. Cena ask’s Heyman if CM Punk earned anyone’s respect by retaining the title in a tie. Heyman says in one word “Yes” and small YES chant breaks out.
Cena says he and Heyman have different definitions of respect. He says respect isn’t earned by a shadow of a doubt by winning with a tie but leaving no doubt by beating anyone on any given night. Again, he says Patton made the right call but he wants to find out who the winner is and wants the rematch tonight.
Heyman says CM Punk will tell Cena what he thinks of his challenge when gets to the building. Heyman says hearing the answer from him is as good as hearing it from CM Punk because he is the voice of the voice of the voiceless.
Alberto Del Rio comes out to the ramp with microphone in hand and tells Cena to stop crying about last night. Del Rio says he, on the other hand, never had a fair shot at the WHC because of Booker T’s decision to bring back the Brogue Kick. He says if anyone deserves a rematch, it’s him.
AJ skips to the ring and says they both deserve a second chance and she is going to combine both main events form last night into a super main event. The match is Alberto Del Rio and CM Punk vs. John Cena and Sheamus. She says the winner of this match will go a long way to determine who gets a rematch and who will be in it. Heyman tries to talk AJ out of the match but she simply skips away as he is not happy with her decision.
Sin Cara & Rey Mysterio are seen backstage walking to the ring together as we go to break while Sin Cara’s music is playing in the back ground.
Michael Cole addresses the television audience with an update on Jerry Lawler. He credits the WWE doctor Michael Sampson and Montreal EMT’s for saving his life. He also says Lawler is back home in Memphis and there will be an exclusive interview with Lawler, next week, on Raw. JBL makes his way to the ring to do the play by play with Cole. Also, Jim Ross makes his way to the ring as well. Looks like we will get a three man team tonight!
-Sin Cara & Rey Mysterio vs. Epico & Primo
Sin Cara starts things off by hitting Primo with the back handspring elbow and follows up with a deep corkscrew arm drag off the top rope. Rey tags in and splashes Primo in the corner for a two count. Sin Cara tags back in but he and Rey set Primo down and kick him in the chest and back as we go to commercial.
We are back and Epico is working over Sin Cara with forearms to the back. Primo tags in and throws some forearms of his owns and Sin Cara nails Primo with a tornado DDT that takes both of them out. They both crawl to their corners and they both make the tag as Rey jumps in like a house of fire with arms drags and drops kicks to the legs of Epico. Rey lands a hurricanrana that sends Primo into the middle of the ropes. Epico runs in and Sin Cara lands a hurricanrana that sends him into the ropes next to Primo. Rey lands a double 6-1-9 and Sin Cara hits Epico with a Swanton bomb for the 1-2-3.
Winner: Sin Cara & Rey Mysterio
Sin Cara & Rey Mysterio celebrate and they are attacked from behind by the Prime Time Players. Darren Young picks Sin Cara and drives his knees into Sin Cara’s mid-section. Titus O’Neil lays out Rey with a very high sit out spine buster.
O’Neil grabs the microphone and says their title shot was taken away from them but now, they are the takers and they will take what they want whenever they want.
It was announced that Kane & Daniel Bryan will defend the tag team titles against Kofi Kingston & R-Truth in a NOC rematch.
-Eve vs. Beth Phoenix:
Layla is at ringside to provide color commentary with the crew for this match. After a headlock exchange, Beth Phoenix sends Eve into the ropes and ducks her head for a back body drop but Eve flips over her back and celebrates but is met with an elbow to the face from Beth.
Beth attempts the Glam Slam but Eve kicks her in the knee with the heel of her boot. Eve whips Beth into the corner but Beth reverses it and hits Eve with a splash in the corner. Beth whips Eve into the opposite corner and charges in but Eve uses the bottom rope to jump up and over on Beth and school boy her for the pin.
Post match saw Eve get in Layla’s face and hold the belt up and simply walk away with a smile. Over the course of the match. Layla insisted Eve is responsible for the attack on Katilyn but JBL and Cole blew it off as if it was impossible.
-Brodus Clay vs. Heath Slater
Antonio Cesaro joins the crew for commentary. Brodus opens up with a big clothesline on Slater. Slater crawls into the corner and Brodus chases him but the ref steps in and Slater finds the opening he needs to kick Brodus in the back of the knee, multiple times, until he falls to the mat. Slater lands a front headlock but Brodus powers out and lands several clotheslines and whips him into the corner. Brodus charges in but Antonio Cesaro jumps on the apron. Brodus tries to get him but Cesaro jumps down from the apron in the nick of time. Slater hits Brodus from behind and gets a close near fall and he can’t believe the big guy kicked out. Slater climbs to the top rope. He leaps off and lands right into a Brodus headbutt. Clay follows up with a big splash for the win and it’s time to dance.
Winner: Brodus Clay
Backstage we see Miz walking to the ring with the IC title draped over his shoulder. Cole says tonight is the debut of “MIZ TV” and his guest is Booker T.
-MIZ TV: Miz comes out to the ramp with microphone in hand and asks the crowd what do you get for the IC champion who has everything. The answer? His very own talk show. He welcomes everyone to Miz TV. He says shows like Piper’s Pit, The Cutting Edge and The Highlight Reel were missing that one thing that would have made them great. He says they were never as controversial, charismatic and as awesome as he is. He goes on to say he proved his greatness by winning his four way match at Night of Champions and introduces Booker T.
Miz asks Booker how it feels to be the first guest on Miz TV. Before Booker can answer, Miz answers for him and says it is better than Booker’s FIVE TIME, FIVE TIME, FIVE TIME, FIVE TIME, FIVE TIME reign as world heavyweight champion and that it is even bigger than his first Wrestlemania and almost as good as when he won his title match, blind folded, last night.
Miz asks why is Booker T is against him which caused a loud Booker T chant from the crowd. He asked him why he banned the Brogue Kick to only bring it back nine days later. Miz says he knows why and it’s because Booker T misses the spotlight and that his time is over.
Booker T snatches the microphone away from Miz and says that it is time for Miz to get a new guest on his show and introduces a superstar that is use to beating multiple challengers at one time. “FEED ME MORE” hits the airwaves and Ryback makes his way to the ring. Miz immediately leaves the ring and Ryback destroys the Miz TV set. He picks up both couches and throws them out of the ring as Miz runs up the ramp and looks very concerned at what the future may have in store for him.
Backstage: Josh Matthews interrupts CM Punk and Paul Heyman and asks if he is looking forward to teaming up with Alberto Del Rio. Punk says Matthews is an idiot and he is not looking forward to teaming up with anyone. He asks what does he have to do to get some respect around here. Punk slaps the microphone and leaves.
-Santino Marella vs. Dolph Ziggler
They lock up and Santino judo trips Ziggler but Ziggler comes back with a perfectly placed standing drop kick to the face of Santino. Ziggler follows up with some stomps to the chest and whips Santino into the ropes and Santino starts power walking. Ziggler runs over to him and Santino lands a deep arm drag and holds on to the arm.
Ziggler gets up quickly and drops him with an over hand right and follows up with a neck breaker and jumping elbow drop for a two count. A “LETS GO ZIGGLER” chant breaks out as Ziggler takes the Cobra sock out of Santino’s tights and yells at him, calling him a joke and says the fans are laughing at him. Santino fights back but Ziggler drops him with another right hand and attempts him pin him with one foot on his chest.
Santino fights back with the split and the hip toss and goes to pull out the cobra but he can’t find it. Santino sees that Vickie has the sock and attempts to get it back but Ziggler hits him from behind with the Zig Zag. Ziggler measures him and hits him with one more Zig Zag for the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler via pinfall
-Wade Barrett vs. Justin Gabriel
Gabriel opens up with a kick to the leg and follows up with a hurricanrana for a one count. Barrett comes back with a side kick to the gut that stops Gabriel in his tracks. Gabriel rolls out of the ring in pain and Barrett follows him and rams Gabriel’s midsection into the steel post. Barrett hits Gabriel with a backbreaker and a short elbow to the stomach for a two count. Barrett drops Gabriel with an over hand right for a two count.
Barrett continues to work over the mid-section of Gabriel and the crowd chants “WE WANT NEXUS” Gabriel fights back with leg kicks and drop kicks but Barrett cuts him off with a punch to the ribs. Barrett attempts a pump handle slam but Gabriel rolls through and connects with a reverse DDT. He followed up with a moonsault for a two count. Gabriel misses a head kick and jumps up for another hurricanrana and Barrett reverses and slams him down stomach first. He follows up with a vicious forearm to the head of Gabriel for the three count.
Winner: Wade Barrett
Backstage: R-Truth is trying to place a birthday hat on Little Jimmy and Kofi reminds him that their tag team title match that is next. Truth tells him they are celebrating Subway’s Birthday and Jarred walks in and offers them each a sub. Truth asks what about little Jimmy and Jarred hands over another sub.
Damien Sandow walks in and suggests Subway should come out with a new sub called “The Damien Sandow.” Jarred offers him a meatball sub and Sandow accepts and says “Your Welcome” Zack Ryder pitches the “Woo, Woo, Woo, You Know It” sub and Jarred offers him a BMT.
Ryback confronts Jarred who is now scared for his life and Rayback says “FEED ME MORE.” Jarred nervously hands him a sub and Ryback slams it down and leaves.
Backstage: Sheamus and John Cena talk about their tag team match tonight. Cena is lost in thought while Sheamus talks about how proud he is of his win at NOC. Cena says they need to make a statement tonight since a possible title shot hangs in the balance. Sheamus says there is nothing like a fight when you back is against the wall and after the match tonight, they can grab a pint and toast to the Jewish New Year and Jerry Lawler.
Meanwhile, Kane and Daniel Bryan and walking down separate hallways while constantly yelling “I’M THE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS”
We are back and they show footage of Jerry Lawler getting off the WWE cooperate jet in Memphis.
-Tag Team Championship Match – Kane & Daniel Bryan vs. Kofi Kingston & R-Truth
After arguing over who the champions are and who is going to start the match, Bryan and Kofi start things off. Bryan lands a shoulder tackle and Kofi gets up and jumps over Bryan and lands a flying back elbow and holds on to the arm while he tags in Truth. Bryan takes control of Truth and locks on to his arm. Bryan goes to tag Kane but changes his mind and yells “NO” at the big red machine. Turth regains control and makes a quick tag to Kofi who lands a high cross body for a one count and that is all Bryan needed to make the reluctant tag to Kane.
Kofi ducks under a right hand from Kane and lands two legs kicks that have no effect. Kane throws Kofi into the corner and lands several punches to the mid-section. Kane throws Kofi into the corner but Kofi jumps up and over on Kane and lands some more kicks to the body. Kane throws him off as if he was a child and charges at Kofi who ducks down while pulling down the top rope and Kane goes to the floor. Daniel Bryan attempts to hit Kofi with a cheap shot but Kofi sees him and back body drops Bryan over the top rope and on to Kane. The champions are blaming each other on the miscommunication as we go to break.
We are back and Kane has R-Truth in a bear hug but Truth fights out of it. He gets away and makes the tag to Kofi who connects with a spring board clotheslines but Kane is still on his feet. Kofi drop kicks Kane into the corner and lands ten punches as the crowd counts along. Kofi lands a cross body from the top rope for a close two count and kicks Kane in the head. Kofi sets up for the Trouble in paradise but Kane catches him for a choke slam. Kofi counters the choke slam and springs boards off the second rope but is met with a vicious shot to the throat from Kane.
Kane sets up for the chokeslam but Daniel Bryan slaps him in the back and tags himself in. They argue for a few seconds while Kofi makes the tag to R-Truth. Truth lands several punches on Bryan and lands his corkscrew clothesline for a two count. Truth bodyslams Bryan and tags Kofi and body slams Kofi onto Bryan but it is only good for a two count. Truth tags in and applies a rear chin lock. Bryan fights out of it and drop toeholds Truth into the turnbuckle and makes the tag to Kane.
Kane climbs to the top rope and lands a clothesline onto R-Truth and follows up with a sidewalk slam. Kane sets up for another choke slam. Bryan tries to sneak another tag but Kane catches him but Bryan hangs Kane’s neck out to dry. Truth hits his finisher but Bryan breaks up the pin before the ref could count three.
Kofi jumps into the ring and he and Bryan brawl while falling over the top rope and on to the floor. Kane hits R-Truth with a choke slam and Bryan quickly tags in and applies the NO Lock and Truth taps out.
Winner and still tag team champions: Kane & Daniel Bryan
Bryan celebrates in the ring yelling he is the champion while holding both belts and Kane snatches them away and does the same. “Hug It Out” chants begin as Bryan calms Kane down and asks for a hug. They hug in the middle of the ring and Bryan snatches one of the belts away from the Kane and we leave with dueling “I’m the tag team champions” chants between the two.
After a B.A. Star promo, Randy Orton is shown backstage making his way to the ring and he is set to wrestle Tensai next.
– Randy Orton vs. Tensai
Tensai over powers Orton and backs him into the corner but Orton slips away. Tensai knocks down Orton with a elbow to the jaw but Orton gets right back up and lands two European uppercuts and Tensai drops him with a huge shoulder tackle. Tensai brings Orton into the corner and lands several headbutts. Tensai works over the lower back of Orton but Orton fights back but Tensai catches him with a giant power slam for a two count. Tensai follows up with an elbow drop for another two count.
Tensai applies a bear hug and Orton tries to fight out of it but Tensai cuts him off with a headbutt. Tensai lands several knees to the lower back of Orton and applies a nerve hold to the neck of Orton. Orton lands some shots to the gut but Tensai cuts him off with yet, another headbutt. Tensai runs off the ropes and Orton counters with a power slam and follows up with the hanging DDT. Orton signals for the RKO but Tensai pushes him away and charges after Orton but Orton ducks and hits the RKO for the 1-2-3. The was a very hard fought match between the two of them.
Winner via pinfall: Randy Orton
Backstage: CM Punk and Paul Heyman and chatting with Alberto Del Rio and David Otunga. Otunga tells Heyman that Del Rio expects CM Punk to follow his lead. Heyman says Punk follows no ones lead and Otunga says Punk looks like he sleeps in a card board box. Heyman reminds Otunga that it was CM Punk who beat Del Rio for the WWE title at last year’s Survivor Series. Punk and Del Rio stare each other down and Punk says he is looking forward to teaming with Del Rio. Del Rio replies “It will be an honor.”
Damian Sandow makes his way to the ring and says his favorite season is back to school season. He says no one in the WWE is preparing the fans for going to back to school. He yells at Jim Ross for using the word slooberknocker because it is not a real word.
Sandow lists several vocabulary words and uses them in a sentence to educate the fans until Zack Ryder comes out and says AJ made a match between the two of them and it is next and we go to break.
-Zack Ryder vs. Damien Sandow
Sandow has Ryder in a headlock but Ryder gets out of it and clotheslines Sandow over the top rope and on to the floor and he follows up with a cross body over the top and on to Sandow. Ryder throws him back in the ring and only gets a two count. Sandow cuts him off and lands a few stomps and smothers Ryders face into the mat and lands a jumping knee drop to the throat of Ryder. Sandow covers Ryder for a two count and applies a rear chin lock. Ryder fights out of it but Sandow cuts him off and lands a Russian leg sweep and follows up with the Cubito Aequet elbow drop elbow drop for only a two count.
Sandow throws Ryder into the corner and rams his shoulder into the midsection of Ryder. Sandow attempts a suplex but Ryder counters with a small package for a two count. Ryder fights back several punches and drops Sandow with two clotheslines and a face plant for a two count. Ryder attempts for Broski Boot but Sandow rolls outside to the ring. Ryder throws him back in the ring and lands a well-placed Broski Boot for a very close near fall. Ryder goes in for another move but Sandow trips up Ryder and connects with his neck breaker finisher for the victory.
Winner via pinfall: Damian Sandow
-John Cena & Sheamus vs. CM Punk & Alberto Del Rio
Before the match begins CM Punk hoists the WWE title over his head for quite a while as if he is commanding respect from the audience as we go to break.
CM Punk and John Cena look like they are going to start things off until Punk goes outside and tags in Del Rio. Cena and Del Rio exchange headlock take overs and Del Rio gains control and some kicks to the leg of Cena.
Cena comes back with a back body drop and a monkey flip for a two count and tags in Sheamus. Sheamus rams Del Rio’s head into the top turnbuckle and follows up with a roll through fireman’s carry for a one count. The world champion tags in Cenaback in and Del Rio kicks him in his injured ankle and quickly tags CM Punk. Punk tries to run but Cena catches him and lifts him up for the AA but CM Punk elbows Cena in the head to escape.
After a brief consultation with Paul Heyman, CM Punk runs back in the ring and proceeds to stomp on Cena. Punk tags in Del Rio and Punk hits Cena with a cheap shot while Del Rio chokes Cena with the rope. CM Punk tags back in and Cena gets a second wind and fights back until Punk cuts him off with a drop toe hold. Cena escapes and makes the hot tag to Sheamus.
Sheamus sends CM Punk into the corner and lands a boat load of stomps to the chest and a short clothesline for a two count. Sheamus whips CM Punk into the corner and Sheamus charges in but is met with an elbow from Punk.
Punk tags in Del Rio who lands two big boots to the head of Sheamus. He attempts a third one but Sheamus counters and lands the ten forearms to the chest. Sheamus follows up with White Noise and calls for the Brogue Kick but he knocks CM Punk off the apron and Del Rio hits Sheamus with the backstabber for a two count.
CM Punk tags back in and they trade punches and kicks until Punk drop kicks Sheamus in the knee. He applies the surfboard submission onto Sheamus but he is able to roll through for a quick pin attempt. CM Punk stops Sheamus from making the tag to Cena and tags in Del Rio.
Del Rio lands several stomps to the back of Sheamus including a jumping stomp to the back of Sheamus’ neck. Sheamus is able to come back with the Irish Curse back breaker and makes the tag to John Cena.
Cena comes in and lands three flying shoulder tackles and applies the STF but Del Rio breaks it up and is met with a Brogue Kick from Sheamus. CM Punk clotheslines Sheamus from behind and Cena hits Punk with the AA for the 1-2-3 however Punk’s foot was on the rope.
Winner: John Cena and Sheamus
The show ends with a replay of the finish as we clearly see CM Punk’s foot on the bottom rope. Punk and Heyman argue with the referee as they walk up the ramp and that is our show.