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Monday Night Raw (June 27, 2011)
The show opens with CM Punk and The Straight Edge Society making their entrance to heat. Punk, Intercontinental Champion Mason Ryan and WWE Tag Team Champions Joseph Mercury and Seth Rollins get in the ring and Punk, their leader, takes the microphone. Punk says that last week, he earned the right to face John Cena for the WWE Championship at Money In The Bank in just under three weeks time. Punk says that he will do what R-Truth couldn’t do and what The Miz couldn’t do and he will take John Cena’s WWE Championship. Punk says that he is a four-time world champion, having won all four of those titles in four years. He says that he is only 32 and the majority of his career is ahead of him. Punk says that at this rate, Ric Flair’s record for most world championships is in serious danger. He says that coupled with the fact that his body is pure of foreign substances and that he is only getting better with age, Punk is going to break Flair’s record of sixteen world titles in no time at all.
John Cena’s music plays and the WWE Champion interrupts Punk to a big cheer. He gets in the ring, unfazed by The Straight Edge Society and grabs a microphone. Cena congratulates Punk for earning a shot at the WWE Championship last year but he says that’s where his accomplishments are going to end. Cena says that Punk may have won four world championships, but he has won ten, in five years. That’s twice as quickly as Punk has won his titles. Cena says sorry to be a buzz kill but he’s once again proving that CM Punk is nothing more than a preacher and a good talker. Cena says that he’s proud of all ten of his world title victories but it’s not about the amount of titles for him, it’s about the value and the memories. Punk says that Cena is stupid. He says that Cena only won ten world titles because The Straight Edge Society hasn’t been there to stop him so far. He says that Cena’s title count stops at ten while his own will continue to rise until he retires, far eclipsing Ric Flair, John Cena, Edge, Triple H and anybody else in the history of the WWE.
Cena says it’s interesting that Punk mentioned Triple H considering he retired just this week. He takes a moment to thank Triple H for being such a great mentor over the years as Punk laughs and asks Cena if he is serious. Punk says that Cena should be happy that Triple H’s reign of terror is over, and that The Undertaker followed him as well. He says that HHH and Taker retired because they saw how The Straight Edge Society ended the careers of both The Big Show and Kane as well and they were scared. Punk says that both Triple H and Taker knew that they couldn’t stand up against the four most talented men on the Raw roster. Cena sarcastically says that he supposes Mark Henry retired for that reason as well and Punk replies by saying, seriously, that he wouldn’t be surprised. Punk says that The Straight Edge Society is unparalleled in terms on talent on Raw and he challenges Cena to find a quartet as great as they.
Cena says that it’s a coincidence that Punk said that because he just happens to have four people that think they are better than Punk and The Society. Rey Mysterio’s music plays and “The Master Of The 619” comes out to a pop, accompanied by Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston. Cena waits for the three faces to come to the ring before saying that these four men will be the ones to embarrass The Straight Edge Society and hopefully disband the group for the second time. Punk says that it can’t be done; the group is stronger than ever. Cena tells him to prove it and challenges Punk to an 8 Man Tag Team match for tonight’s main event, his group taking on The Straight Edge Society. Punk hesitates for a second before he realises that he’s backed himself in a corner and reluctantly accepts the match. The crowd pops as suddenly Punk makes a subtle motion to his stable mates and The Society ambushes the four faces. The crowd boos, but Cena’s team anticipates the attack and manages to quickly reverse things and throw The SES out of the ring. The crowd pops as Cena poses in the ring with his team and The Society recuperates on the outside, with Punk angry beyond belief, and we go to our first commercial break.
Match One: The Miz takes on Zack Ryder in a match to qualify for Raw’s Money In The Bank Ladder match. The match starts off rather evenly but The Miz uses his aggression to obtain the upper hand. The finish comes when The Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale but Ryder catches him with a roll up, and pins him in a situation reminiscent of two weeks ago.
Result: Zack Ryder defeats The Miz; qualifies for MITB Ladder Match
After the match the crowd cheers as Zack Ryder slips out of the ring again, to avoid The Miz, who is no doubt furious. “The Awesome One” is indeed outraged, as he punches the turnbuckles and slaps the canvas in frustration. He then slides out of the ring and runs up to Zack Ryder, who is walking back up the ramp. Miz grabs the man who defeated him mere seconds earlier and promptly nails him with a Skull Crushing Finale on the ramp! The crowd boos as The Miz stares down Ryder before leaving without saying a word.
We go backstage to The Miz’s former tag team partner, John Morrison, who is with interviewer Scott Stanford. Morrison is asked about how he got him caught himself up in the drama between Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger. He says he’s not quite sure himself but he’s supporting somebody who’s become his friend in the last month in Jack Swagger. Morrison says that in two weeks time on the Monday Night Raw Supershow, his focus completely will shift towards Money In The Bank. He says that tonight he has no doubt in his mind that he will beat Skip Sheffield and qualify for the Money In The Bank Ladder Match, no doubt at all. Morrison says that after he captures that briefcase he’s going to go after the WWE Championship, but he still has one man to take care of before that. Stanford asks whom but Morrison says that the man knows who he is, before walking off to go prepare for his match.
When we return, we hear Vickie Guerrero’s lovely voice screaming ‘excuse me’ throughout the arena and see that she is in the ring with her boyfriend Dolph Ziggler. The crowd boos as she introduces her hubby as Mr. Money In The Bank, and says that this will become a reality in just under three weeks time. She says that in no time at all, Ziggler will be a world champion for the second time in his career. R-Truth interrupts and says that he might be a little crazy but even he knows that Dolph Ziggler’s first title reign was nothing but a joke. He says that he too is in the Money In The Bank Ladder match and he plans on winning it. Ziggler says that Truth doesn’t deserve to be in the match, let alone win it, because he couldn’t beat John Cena at Capitol Punishment. Truth says that Ziggler wouldn’t be winning any matches if not for Vickie Guerrero.
Ziggler adamantly disagrees and to prove it, he challenges Truth to a match right now but instead, Jerry “The King” Lawler comes out to a pop. King says that Truth and Ziggler may want to fight each other but right now they will have to partner up. The heels aren’t happy as Lawler says that their opponents are two brothers that Monday Night Raw has truly missed. We hear the familiar phrase ‘I spit in the face of people who don’t want to be cool’ and the crowd pops as Carlito and Primo walk out onto the stage! The Colons play to the crowd as they make their way to the ring for their return match in the WWE- and Truth, Ziggler and Guerrero could not be more surprised. King wishes them luck in their match and then makes his exit as Guerrero leaves the ring and Truth and Ziggler get ready to team up.
Match Two: R-Truth and Dolph Ziggler take on the returning Colons and the match starts off in Carlito and Primo’s favour, with the heels still a bit confused and flustered. A Vickie Guerrero interference turns the tables in the heels’ favour but later while Truth is in the ring, Ziggler jumps off the apron and leaves with Guerrero, stranding Truth in the ring with Primo, who gets the hot tag to Carlito and “The Bad Apple” nails his opponent with a Backstabber for the three.
Result: The Colons defeat Dolph Ziggler and R-Truth
We go backstage to Zack Ryder, who is sitting in the locker room icing his nose. Gail Kim walks up to him and asks if he’s okay and Ryder nods sorrowfully. Gail congratulates him for qualifying for the Money In The Bank Ladder Match and Ryder thanks her. Gail smiles and says that if Ryder’s still hurting later he should see her; she’s an expert at making pain go away. Gail smiles flirtatiously as Ryder looks up and smiles, giving a faint ‘woo, woo, woo’ before going back to tending to his bruises.
Match Three: Women’s Champion Kharma takes on Kelly Kelly in the latter’s rematch for the Women’s Championship after she lost her title (then the Divas Championship) to Kharma at Capitol Punishment. Although a slightly longer match than last time, Kharma wins the match once more with the Implant Buster, her second match as convincing as her first.
Result: Kharma defeats Kelly Kelly; retains Women’s Championship
We go backstage to where Rey Mysterio and Evan Bourne are with Scott Stanford for an interview. He asks them why they’re standing here together and Rey Mysterio says that it’s their intentions to get a shot at the WWE Tag Team Championships held by Joseph Mercury and Seth Rollins. Scott asks them how they became a team so quickly and Rey says that at the end of last week, Evan had his back and came out to help after The SES attacked him. Bourne says that he approached Rey after the match and said that he was his idol and asked if he would consider teaming together. Rey says that he of course accepted and together with John Cena and Kofi Kingston, they are going to rid Monday Night Raw of the disease that is The Straight Edge Society.
We have a video package on the career of Triple H.
After the break we hear the annoying voice of Ricardo Rodriguez, who announces Alberto Del Rio in his unique way, getting a lot of heat for it. Del Rio comes out in a vintage car, smiling cockily in that ‘I’m better than you’ way. In a new touch, Rodriguez also introduces Skip Sheffield although in a much less extravagant way, that underlines his much less extravagant entrance, consisting of him walking behind Del Rio’s car to the ring, expressionless. Once the trio is all in the ring, Del Rio tells the crowd his name, but of course, they already knew that. He says that in two weeks time he and Skip Sheffield will face Jack Swagger and John Morrison, who he calls a meddler. He says that if his team wins, then they get to choose the stipulation for his match with Swagger at Money In The Bank. Del Rio invites Swagger and Morrison out here so he can tell them what will happen when they lose in two weeks time. Jack Swagger’s music plays to a pop as he walks down to the ring accompanied by “The Shaman Of Sexy” and the duo play to the fans along the way. Del Rio thanks them for joining them and he says that when he and Skip Sheffield defeat them in two weeks time, he will go on to Money In The Bank to face Swagger in a no disqualifications… no count outs… handicap match!
The crowd boos as Del Rio says that it will be him and Sheffield taking on Jack at the same time with Swagger being virtually hopeless as he is beaten down. “The All-American American” laughs and asks Del Rio if he really thinks that that’s going to happen? He says that he’s not going to let Alberto get away with what he did at Capitol Punishment, and that when he and Morrison win in two weeks, he’s going to make Skip Sheffield banned from ringside for their match at Money In The Bank. Del Rio sneers and Swagger says that as for the match stipulation itself, he’ll reveal it when he wins. Morrison chimes in, pointing out to Alberto that it’s not a matter of ‘if’ he and Swagger will win, just like there’s no ‘if’ about him defeating Skip Sheffield tonight. With that, Morrison runs and grabs Del Rio, throwing him over the top rope onto the apron. Swagger then runs at his nemesis and takes both over the top and out of the ring, leaving JoMo and Sheffield in the ring together to start their match.
Match Four: John Morrison and Skip Sheffield go head to head in a match where the winner will gain the fifth spot in the Raw Money In The Bank Ladder Match. The match sees momentum shift from Morrison, then to Sheffield and then back to Morrison, who pins Sheffield after some failed interference from Alberto Del Rio and a Starship Pain.
Result: John Morrison defeats Skip Sheffield; qualifies for MITB Ladder Match
We have a video package for the career of The Undertaker.
Main Event: In a colossal eight-man tag team match, The Straight Edge Society takes on John Cena, Kofi Kingston, Rey Mysterio and Evan Bourne. The action goes back and forth for a while before Bourne plays face in peril and gets beaten down by all four SES members, until he gets the hot tag to the WWE Champion and Cena cleans house. Bodies fly everywhere and people are sent flying out of the ring, until Cena and legal man Joseph Mercury are left amidst the confusion, with Cena nailing Mercury with an Attitude Adjustment for the pin and win.
Result: John Cena, Kofi Kingston, Rey Mysterio and Evan Bourne defeat The Straight Edge Society
After the match, the faces clear any remaining Society members and just like last week, CM Punk’s stable is forced to come together on the ramp and watch the faces celebrate to end the show.
John Cena (c) vs. CM Punk
Raw's Money In The Bank Ladder Match
Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. R-Truth vs. Zack Ryder vs. John Morrison vs. ???
Smackdown's Money In The Bank Ladder Match
Tyson Kidd vs. ??? vs. ??? vs. ??? vs. ??? vs. ???
Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger (Stipulation TBA)
Sheamus vs. Chris Jericho
Last edited by X-Power; 08-02-2011 at 01:23 AM.