12/5/11 WWE Raw Supershow Recap
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Thank you for joining us tonight! Show be hype night for the quickly approaching TLC PPV.
– Show opens with John Cena making his way to the ring. Cena enters the ring and grabs a mic and talks about last week’s Piper’s Pit. He thanked the WWE hall of famer, as Piper told him exactly how he felt. Cena says there is no show without all of you (the fans), and he said the fans can cheer or boo him. Cena said he has been used to the reaction he has been receiving from the fans for years. Cena said Punk needs a new contender for the WWE title, but he is interrupted by Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio said the title match is his, not Cena’s. Cena reminds Del Rio that he lost last week. Del Rio said that didn’t count, and he’ll be WWE champion again. We see a highlight from last week’s Punk-Del Rio match from last week. Del Rio tells Cena that CM Punk cheated, and that he should be WWE champ. “Excuse me, excuse me,” proclaims Vickie Guerrero, who makes her way to the ring with United States champion Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler points out that he beat Randy Orton on Raw, and is the longest reigning champion WWE, and said he’ll be WWE champion and United States champion simultaneously. Cena tells Ziggler that he is not facing the man that deserves a United States title match, Zack Ryder. Ziggler said is he going to be the next WWE champion. The Miz makes his way to the ring. The Miz looks at Del Rio, Ziggler and Cena and said “Really?” Miz said he is the man that took out R-Truth and John Morrison, and the next WWE champion. John Laurinaitis comes out and reminds us who he is. Laurinaitis said Ziggler, Miz, and Del Rio will face a Smackdown superstar, and if they win they win, they’ll be in the WWE championship match at WWE TLC. Laurinaitis said he is going to doing a “social experiment” with Cena. He said The Miz’s match is first, and he is going to face – Randy Orton.
(1) Randy Orton vs. The Miz (stip: If The Miz wins, he’ll be in the WWE title match at the 12/18 TLC PPV)
During the match, the announcers hype next weeks Slammy Awards – with a special 8PM ET starting time. On the floor, Orton scoop slams The Miz. As they are on the floor, Wade Barrett comes out as the referee counts. The Miz rolls in just in time as Orton goes after Barrett.
Winner: The Miz via DQ at 4:29, and advances to the WWE title match at TLC. Orton comes back to the ring, but Barrett his a barrage on Orton laying him out.
Up next, an important announcement about the WWE Network.
They push that the WWE network will be the most interactive network, which will feature live in ring action, with classic programming, as we see Austin, Flair, DX – reality series Legends’ house. The promo is simply says 2012 at the end.
Backstage, Ryder tells Laurinaitis he has 24,000 fans that signed his petition for a U.S. title match. Cena comes in dresses liked Ryder, Cena said he signed the petition, bring it up to 24,0001 signatures. Laurinaitis books Cena vs. Ryder for tonight. If Ryder wins, he’ll earn a future U.S. title match. If Cena wins, he’ll be in the WWE title match at TLC.
Backstage, Otunga tells Kevin Nash will face Triple H in a ladder match with a sledgehammer hanging over the ring. Otunga tells Nash that he is going to be in action tonight. Nash walks away, but Otunga asks if Nash wants to know who his opponent will be. Nash asks if it is Nash, Otunga said no, Nash walks away. Cole points out that it will be the first time Kevin Nash has wrestled on Monday Night Raw in eight years.
Richardo Rodriguez introduces Del Rio.
(2) Alberto Del Rio vs. Daniel Bryan. (stip: If Del Rio wins, he’ll be in the WWE title match at the 12/18 TLC PPV)
Bryan comes out with his MITB briefcase and taped ribs, as we see a clip from Smackdown featuring Henry vs. Bryan in a steel cage match. Quick arm breaker, and the match is over.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio at 1:47
Thus far, the WWE title match at WWE TLC is CM Punk vs. The Miz vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. ? – the contract signing takes place later tonight.
Backstage, We see Kelly Kelly, Eve, and Alicia Fox walk towards the ring.
(3) Eve and Kelly Kelly (with Alicia Fox) vs. WWE divas champion Beth Phoenix and Natalya.
During a highlight reel for Beth, we see…
Winner: Kelly Kelly and Eve at 1:10
they hype WWE ’12 next up, John Cena vs. Zach Ryder
(4) John Cena vs. Zack Ryder (stip: If Cena wins, he’ll be in the WWE title match at TLC; if Ryder wins, he earns a future U.S. title match)
Fans do the 50/50 Cena chants. Backstage, Vickie and Ziggler watch the match on a television monitor. Tornado DDT by Ryder, but he could only get a two count. Cena avoided the rough ryder, setting up the five knuckle scuffle. Ryder avoided Cena’s first Attitude Adjustment attempt by grabbing the ropes. Cena is unable to hit the rough ryder, and wins via the AA.
Winner: John Cena at 6:46
Backstage, Ziggler and Vickie looked happy.
So, for TLC we have Punk vs. Del Rio vs. Cena vs. Miz
At ringside, we see Michael Cole shows off his his Slammy Awards. They encourage you to vote for the WWE superstar of the year on WWE’s web site.
Backstage, an angry interrupts Laurinaitis and Otunga. Cena tells Laurinaitis to listen to the people and give Ryder his shot. Laurinaitis said Ryder got an opportunity, but he lost. Laurinaitis said he’ll give Ryder another chance, if Cena gives up his title shot at TLC, just for another opportunity. Cena thinks about it, and finally agrees. They shake hands. Laurinaitis said Ryder will wrestle next, and Cena asks who his opponent will be, but Laurinaitis said he doesn’t know yet.
We see another Kane is returning promo.
(5) No count out, no DQ match: Zack Ryder vs. World Heavyweight champion Mark Henry.
Two minutes in, Cena comes in and hits the attitude adjustment (since its a no DQ match), and puts Ryder on top of Henry.
Winner: Ryder at 2:20, and earns a United States title match
Backstage, Ziggler asks Guerrero if she got her to reverse the decision by Laurinaitis, but she said no. Vickie said that she did find out who will face Ziggler – Sheamus.
Backstage, we see Kevin Nash walking.
cue the NWO music…
(6) Kevin Nash vs. Santino Marella.
Cole points out its Nash’s first Raw match since August 18, 2003. We see Nash laying out Santino a few weeks ago. Nash brought out a sledgehammer to the ring. Total squish, Nash wins with the jackknife
Winner: Nash at 1:03
After the match, Nash brought the sledgehammer into the ring, but decides not to use it on Marella.
Backstage, we see Punk and Evan Bourne chatting. Next up, Ziggler vs. Sheamus
(7) United States champion Dolph Ziggler (with Vickie Guerrero) vs. Sheamus (stip: If Ziggler wins, he’ll be in the WWE title match at the 12/18 TLC PPV)
During the match, Ryder comes out, which allowed Sheamus to Brogue Kick Ziggler, costing him a title shot at TLC.
Winner: Sheamus at 4:58
After the match, Ryder hits a rough ryder on Ziggler.
So, WWE title match official for the 12/18 WWE TLC PPV: CM Punk vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. The Miz
* Contract signing: The Miz and Alberto Del Rio are at the table.
Next week, Laurinaitis books Mark Henry vs. John Cena for next week. Laurinaitis brings out Punk. Punk said all contract signing end in a peer six brawl. The last peaceful signing was Wrstlemania III – Andre The Giant vs. Hulk Hogan. Laurinaitis makes the triple match a tables, ladders, and chairs match. Punk said he is fine with that. Laurinaitis wished Morrison all the best in his future endeavors. After Miz and Del Rio cut promos, Miz and Del Rio agree on one thing, Punk is not leaving TLC the champion. They sign the contract. Laurinaitis wants all three men to pose for a picture. Punk said that even Laurinaitis’ contract signings are boring and goes after Del Rio. Del Rio is going after Punk until Miz stops him. In the Del Rio goes through the contract signing table thanks to Punk, and Miz receives the GTS. Laurinaitis stars down Punk from the entrance ramp as the show ends.