9/26/11 Monday Night Raw Results
Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO
By Atlee Greene
At the top of the show they announced CM Punk vs. Alberto Del Rio as he main event for tonight. Booker T replaces Jerry Lawler at the booth tonight.
HHH comes out to the ring and says Miz and R-Truth were fired because of their actions at Night of Champions. Says he was going to fire them after their weak apology and just wanted one more main event out of them. Says Mark Henry is fined $200,000 for beating up Jim Ross. Vickie Guerrero & Dolph Ziggler cut off Hunter as they walk to the ring. Ziggler says he is happy HHH is doing what is best for the WWE and wants to know what HHH is going to do about Wolverine fracturing the jaw of the United States Champion. HHH replies he not sure what he can do about an actor from Hollywood punching him in his glass jaw. Said he would provide security for Dolph when when Muppets are on the show next month.
Cody Rhodes comes out and asked why HHH did not fine Randy Orton for what he did to him. HHH reminds him of a few years ago he was hand cuffed to the ring ropes and Randy Orton beat up his wife. HHH says he went to Orton’s house and beat him up on his front lawn and tells Cody this is not the boy scouts. Christian says what happen to him was worse than what happened to Dolph and Cody. Says the three of them should fire the biggest lawsuit in WWE history. Says he will changed his mind if HHH gives him one more match. HHH says because he pissed him off he will give Christian a match with Sheamus at Hell in a Cell, Randy Orton on Smackdown and a non title match with John Cena tonight. Dolph asked what about the US Champion and HHH says he will defend the belt against Zack Ryder. Dolph says “He is an internet champion and it doesn’t even count” and leaves. HHH gives Cody the night off and Cody replies “You should take the night off” under his breath. HHH says he is going to defend the IC title tonight. Cody talks more smack about HHH as C.O.O. and Hunter says “Oh, that’s a good idea. You want to make it a triple threat?” Cody talks more smack and HHH says he is going to find the first nine guys in the back and bring them to the ring for a 10 man over the top rope battle royal and leave the ring.
Battle Royal Participants: Cody Rhodes, John Morrison, Daniel Bryan, Alex Riley, Justin Gabriel, Drew McIntyre, Ezekiel Jackson, Ted DiBiase are already in the ring and Sin Cara and Sheamus make their way to the ring as the final two. Ezekiel Jackson is being double teams by Morrison and Bryan and he lifts them both over the top rope and on to the floor. Sheamus and Jackson brawl in the middle of the ring. DiBiase climbs to the top rope and Rhodes pushes him off and over the top rope. Cody is thrown over he top rope but hangs on and pulls the rope down as Jackson charges towards him and is eliminated. Sheamus and Rhodes are left. Sheamus lifts him up for the Celtic Cross and Christian comes out for the distraction. Christian’s attempt fails. Cody tries to hit Sheamus with his mask but it’s blocked. Christian grabs Sheamus’s leg but is pushed away again. Cody hits Sheamus from behind for the final elimination.
Drew McIntyre is the first one eliminated. Sin Cara comes out and pulls Sin Cara out the ring. Sin Cara gets in the ring and Daniel Bryan eliminates him. Sheamus Brogue Kick’s Alex Riley for the elimination and forearm smashes Justin Gabriel for another elimination. Cody celebrates while Christian sends Sheamus into the post on the outside and yells at him for costing him the World Title.
Winner and still I.C. Champion: Cody Rhodes.
The Divas of Doom enter the ring with Eve and Kelly Kelly already in the ring. Beth works over Eve’s arm but it is reversed. Beth pulls Eve’s hair to bring her down to the mat. Beth tags in Natalya they both over head press Eve and hold her for a few seconds before they slam her face first to the mat. Natalya works her over with a surf board type submission but Eve won’t tap out. Natalya tags Beth back in the ring and works over Eve with punches and kicks. Sets up Eve for a splash in the ropes but Eve moves and tags Kelly Kelly. Kelly hits a Lou Thesz on to Beth from the top rope. Kelly Kelly sets up Beth in the corner and hits a cart wheel back flip elbow and follows up with a bulldog. Goes for the pin but Natalya breaks it up. Natalya and Eve end up outside and brawl while Beth recovers and hits Kelly Kelly with the Glam-Slam for the pin.
Winner: Natalya and Beth Phoenix
Mark Henry makes his way to the ring and it’s announced he will wrestle The Great Khali when Raw comes back from commercial.
The Great Khali enters the ring and Henry hits him from behind with the belt before the bell rings. Picks him up for the World’s Strongest Slam and The Great Khali is laid out. Henry yells “If I got to pay a fine, everyone is gonna pay” and leaves the ring. They show Cena making his way to the ring on the tron as we go to commercial.
John Cena runs out to the ring as the Hell in the Cell is half way lowered. Cena says he goes to hell this Sunday as he takes part in the first ever Hell in a Cell triple threat match. Says the WWE title is surrounded by controversy because of what happened at Money in the Bank and SummerSlam. Says the controversy will end at Hell in a Cell. Says he will run and not walk into the devil’s play ground and stare Satan right in the face. Says he has been through hell in getting the WWE title for the 10th time and there is no way he is losing.
Alberto Del Rio & CM Punk enter the ringside area to do play by play. Christian makes his way to the ring and is met with a big back body drop from Cena. Christian hits a tornado DDT for a two count. Christian works him over in the center of the ring and Cena counters with a fisherman suplex. Christian regains control with a drop kick from the second rope. Christian missed a frog splash from the top rope and Cena fires back with two clotheslines, charges at Christian and is met with a boot to the chest. Christian goes for the Kill Switch and Cena reverses it with his belly to back suplex and follows up with a Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena points up for the AA but Christian rolls outside the ring. Cena follows him and CM Punk stands up as he is going to hit Cena. Del Rio sucker punches Punk. Christian and Cena get back in the ring and Cena lifts him up for the AA but Del Rio jumps in the ring and hits Cena from behind and the ref calls for the bell.
Winner: John Cena via DQ
Alberto Del Rio grabs the mic and says it is his destiny to bell the bell out of them at Hell in a Cell and after he wins back the WWE, they all can go to hell.
We come back to Zack Ryder and Dolph Ziggler in the ring. Jack Swagger is at ringside with Vickie Guerrero.
Dolph Ziggler starts off by hitting Ryder with punches and kicks followed up with a splash in the corner and a drop kick. Dolph misses another splash in the corner and Ryder follows up with a clothesline and a flying forearm. He works over Dolph in the corner and hits him with a running Otani kick to the jaw. Vickie distracts the ref and Ryder misses the Ruff Ryder and Swagger hangs him out to dry. Ziggler follows up with the Zig Zag for the 3 count.
Winner via pinfall Dolph Ziggler
Swagger and Ziggler double team Ryder and Air Boom makes the save. Teddy Long comes out and says he is making a six man tag match and Vickie had until Raw comes back from commercial to find a third partner or her team will wrestle three on two.
Back from commercial and Vickie’s team could not find a third partner. Swagger and Kofi start off the match. Swagger out powers Kofi early and Kofi comes back with a high drop kick for a two count. Evan Bourne is tagged in and jumps off the top rope and hits Swagger with the double stomp to the head. Swagger regains control and tags in Ziggler who hits Bourne with two neck breakers. Swagger is tagged back in and hammers away on Bourne with kicks in the corner. Swagger wraps up Bourne’s arms for the submission. Bourne will not tap out as he fights and makes the tag and Kofi leaps off the top rope and a cross body on to Swagger. Follows up with a drop kick. Vickie brings out Mason Ryan and he joins Ziggler on the ring apron. Kofi hits the splash off of Bourne’s back and on to Swagger in toe corner for a two count. Zack Ryder is tagged in and Swagger cuts him off with a clothesline. The tag is made to Mason Ryan and he clotheslines Swagger and hits Ziggler with his finisher to the shock of everyone. Ryan walks back to the locker room and Zack Ryder hits Ziggler with the Ruff Ryder for the pin.
Winner Kofi Kingston, Evan Bourne and Zack Ryder.
Kelly Kelly vs. Beth Phoenix for the Divas Title is announced for Hell in a Cell
David Otunga is in the locker room with Rhodes, Christian, Ziggler and Vickie that under the The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, HHH has created an unsafe work environmental. Says they need to protect themselves. He is not sure is a lawsuit is the way to go but if they pursue this, they need to stick together. Rhodes agree and everyone else agrees as well. Otunga starts laying out what the next step is and they cut to the ring and Ricardo Rodriguez does his trademark ring announcing for Alberto Del Rio as he drives out in a yellow Lamborghini Spyder costing $200,000 .
John Cena joins the team for commentary as the bell rings for the main event
CM Punk vs. Alberto Del Rio.
Punk works over the arm quickly and follows up with a snap mare and throws Del Rio outside the ring. Punk throws Del Rio into the ring side barrier but it looks as if he aimed for Cena but he missed. The two stare at each other while Del Rio escapes and cuts off Punk as he gets back in the ring. Del Rio throws Punk into the corner and measures him for three boots to the mid section. Punk reverses Del Rio and stomps him in for corner to almost the same pattern Steve Austin but it as not mentioned by the play by play team. Punk goes outside to the ring apron and Del Rio hits the enzuigiri and Punk falls to the floor.
Back from commercial and CM Punk is fighting out of a rear chin lock, lifts up Del for the G.T.S. and Del Rio fights out of it and hits a DDT for a two count. Del Rio applies a top wrist lock and transitions to an arm bar. Punk fights out of it and charges at Del Rio but is sent shoulder first into the post between the turnbuckles. Del Rio applies the arm bar and Punk fights out by stomping on Del Rio foot but is caught with a clothesline. Punk is on the ropes and moves out of the way of a running splash from Del Rio. Alberto falls to the outside giving Punk some time to recover. Del Rio is met with a big boot on the back back in the ring for a two count. Punk misses a high kick and Del Rio counters with an arm breaker. Punk battles back and hits a swinging neck breaker for a two count.
Punk hits a spinning back kick and follows up with a running knee in the corner. He attempts the bull dog and is hit with another arm breaker. Alberto goes for his arm bar finish but Punk ducks out of the way and hits Del Rio with a body kick and followed right away with a high kick to the head for the pin
Winner via pinfall: CM Punk
The Cell comes down and John Cena chases Ricardo Rodriguez into the ring. CM Punk hits Ricardo with the G.T.S. and Cena follows up and hits Ricardo with the AA. Cena celebrates and Punk lifts him up for the G.T.S. but Cena fights out of it and lifts up Punk for the AA. Punk fights out of it as well and Alberto Del Rio cracks Cena in the back with a chair. Del Rio hits Punk with the chair as well. Del Rio takes turns hitting Cena and Punk with the chair and finally throws the chair down and his music plays in the back ground as he admires his own handy work to close the show.