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Re: WWE: The TwoThousandAndEleven Diaries
Monday Night Raw (June 20, 2011)
The show opens with a pop to General Manager Jerry “The King” Lawler. He says that Capitol Punishment was an eventful night that saw John Cena retain his WWE Championship against R-Truth in Raw’s main event. Lawler says that he has some business to attend to. He mentions that in a month’s time is the Money In The Bank pay per view event, and both Raw and Smackdown will have separate Money In The Bank matches, with six superstars competing in each. He says that due to pay per view events containing superstars from both brands of the WWE, many are left out. Because of this, he and Smackdown General Manager Theodore Long have agreed to host monthly supershows. These will be special three hour episodes of Raw and Smackdown to occur the week of pay per views, meaning that the first ever Monday Night Raw Supershow will occur in three weeks time.
Lawler revisits Money In The Bank, saying that there will be qualifying matches over the next few weeks on Raw to decide the six participants in the match. He also says that John Cena will need a new opponent for his WWE Championship but before he can venture further into this subject, he is interrupted by the music of CM Punk and The Straight Edge Society makes their way down to the ring to heat. Punk says that Joseph Mercury and Seth Rollins are the WWE Tag Team Champions and that Mason Ryan is the new United States Champion after winning the title last night. Punk says that he wants every member of the group to be holding a title and the only way to accomplish that is for Punk to beat John Cena for the WWE Championship. Lawler inquires about the fact that Punk is technically tag team champ because of the “Freebird” rule but Punk says that the rule is officially null and void for the group. He sarcastically says that he doesn’t want to get greedy and hold two titles; before reinforcing the point that all he wants is to humiliate and defeat John Cena and take his WWE Championship.
To this, the champ himself makes his way to the ring to a great pop and as soon as he slides in The SES surrounds him. Lawler tells Punk not to pull any funny business but Punk smiles and says that they are in good hands. Cena says that although he is a tad intimidated, he is ecstatic to still be walking out as the WWE Champion and to have done it all for the fans. After the brief victory speech he addresses Punk’s challenge, saying that he respects CM Punk as a performer, mentioning the fact he’s won multiple world titles in the past, but he doesn’t see what he’s done to deserve a title shot. Punk says that he has leaded his group to already hold three title belts but Cena says that none belong to Punk himself. Punk fumes as Lawler says that Cena has a point, but he also has a way for Punk to prove himself as a challenger. Lawler says that in order for Punk to get a shot at the WWE Championship, tonight he will have to defeat a former world champion. For tonight’s main event, he books CM Punk versus Rey Mysterio! The crowd pops and Punk simply glares as we go to a break.
Match One: In a match to qualify for the Money In The Bank, Kofi Kingston faces Tyler Reks. In what turns out to be a fairly dominant affair, “The Dreadlock Dynamo” prevails after the Trouble In Paradise.
Result: Kofi Kingston defeats Tyler Reks; qualifies for MITB Ladder Match
After the match, Kofi gets on the microphone and says that although he has lost his United States Championship, he has not lost his hope. He says that he is going to invoke his rematch clause against Mason Ryan, and why not make the match for the Monday Night Raw Supershow in three weeks time? He says that he will see Mason Ryan then and he will get his title back and then he will go on to Money In The Bank and at the end of that night, he will be holding both his United States Championship, and the Money In The Bank Briefcase.
We go backstage to where The Miz is standing with interviewer Scott Stanford. The Miz says that last week he hit a low point, he lost to Zack Ryder. He calls Zack Ryder a nobody and says that the win was the biggest fluke of his life. The Miz calls himself a former WWE Champion, and former champions shouldn’t be losing to losers like Zack Ryder. Miz challenges Ryder to another match next week. He says that this time he’s going to raise the stakes- the winner of the match qualifies for the Money In The Bank Ladder Match. The Miz sarcastically wishes Ryder good luck and says that he will see him next week.
We return and go backstage to the divas locker room, where Jerry Lawler and also Teddy Long are standing in front of all the divas besides the reigning Divas Champion Kharma. Lawler says that he has been placed in an interesting situation after Capitol Punishment. He mentions Kharma stomping on and discarding the Divas Championship after defeating Kelly Kelly for it in her first official match. Lawler says that Kharma has let it be known that she doesn’t value the Divas Championship and refuses to hold it as a legitimate title, saying that she isn’t a diva. Lawler says that obviously nobody wants to upset Kharma so he has been forced to replace her title. He says that the Divas Championship has been vacated and Kharma is now officially the new Women’s Champion!
There are murmurs around the locker room as Teddy Long chimes in, saying that they were forced to bring the title out of retirement to avoid Kharma having a breakdown, saying there’s no telling what she can do if she’s mad. He however says that the Divas Championship will find a new home on WWE Smackdown. The divas look confused as Teddy says that once again, they will be split up into both Raw and Smackdown. There are some concerned looks as Lawler says that by later this week, they will have decided which divas will go where, but until then, they will just have to wait.
Match Two: Dolph Ziggler takes on Drew McIntyre in the second Money In The Bank qualifying match of the night. Without the interference that plagued their match last week, the two heels try to use sneaky tactics against one another but in the end it is Vickie Guerrero’s interference that aids Ziggler in getting the victory after a Zig Zag.
Result: Dolph Ziggler defeats Drew McIntyre; qualifies for MITB Ladder Match
After the match, Ziggler and Guerrero celebrate and disgust the audience with a kiss, as we cut to a shot of McIntyre down and out in the centre of the ring. We then see a shot of a long-haired man backstage watching the events unfolding in the ring on a monitor, but we only get the back of his head before we cut away.
After the break, R-Truth makes his way to the ring to a lot of boos. He says that last night he failed in his mission to gain the WWE Championship. He says it’s okay though, usually he would feel like he let the fans down but considering he doesn’t give a rats about the fans, he’s feeling unburdened. Truth says that he’s not going to blame anybody for his loss but he is going to say that John Cena’s win was a fluke and had nothing to do with the fans. R-Truth says that although one mission is over, another begins. He says that last night wasn’t his last shot at the WWE Championship. Truth says that in just under one month is the Money In The Bank pay per view and he will grab that briefcase and cash it in on John Cena, this time winning the title he deserves. Truth says that his mission starts right now.
Match Three: R-Truth takes on Chris Masters in a match to qualify for the Raw Money In The Bank Ladder Match and join Kofi Kingston and Dolph Ziggler who already had qualified. Truth gives Masters quite a beating, taking out all his frustration from losing last night and he eventually ends the match with the Shut Up or the corkscrew scissors kick.
Result: R-Truth defeats Chris Masters; qualifies for MITB Ladder Match
We get video packages on the careers of The Big Show and also Kane, who both retired yesterday.
The crowd boos as Alberto Del Rio joins us after the break, accompanied by his personal ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez and the man who interfered on his behalf last night at Capitol Punishment in Skip Sheffield. Del Rio says that his name is Alberto Del Rio, but we already knew that. He says that he told Jack Swagger that he was making a huge mistake challenging him. He says that he was never going to face him in a proper one on one match; he was only there to punish Jack Swagger. Judging by the fact that Jack Swagger isn’t here tonight, he says that he thinks he accomplished that. The crowd boos as Del Rio smiles and says that he should probably introduce his new colleague formally. He tells the crowd that Skip Sheffield here is his new bodyguard. Del Rio points out that he could obviously defend himself easily but when he has the money, why not hire somebody else to do the job for you. Del Rio says that a lot of people want a piece of his fame and money and therefore he needs the protection. He says that Skip Sheffield is here to make sure that the jealous people in the WWE don’t get in his way of becoming a WWE Champion.
Suddenly John Morrison’s music plays and “The Guru Of Greatness” makes his way to the ring to a pop. Morrison says that Alberto is crazy if he thinks that the people here are jealous of him. He says that Jack Swagger was right about Del Rio- he is a coward. Morrison says that he’s never been the best of friends with Jack Swagger but after being put against someone like Alberto Del Rio who he has no respect for; he has no choice but to help him. Morrison says that Skip Sheffield standing there is proof that Del Rio is a coward. Del Rio says that John Morrison is stupid. He says that while Morrison has been injured he has been the star of Monday Night Raw. Del Rio says that Morrison’s time in the limelight has expired; it is now time for the age of Alberto Del Rio.
Jerry Lawler’s music interrupts and the Monday Night Raw GM walks out onto the stage. He says that last night; the fans were cheated out of a match between Del Rio and Swagger. Lawler says that at Money In The Bank, the fans will see that match without it being ruined and Del Rio is outraged. Lawler says that at the Monday Night Raw Supershow the week of the pay per view, Morrison and Swagger will take on Del Rio and Sheffield. He says that the winning team will get to decide the type of match that Swagger and Del Rio will have at Money In The Bank. The crowd pops as Lawler then says that Morrison and Sheffield will not be left off Money In The Bank. He says that next week it will be John Morrison taking on Skip Sheffield with the winner progressing to the Raw Money In The Bank Ladder Match! The crowd pops and Morrison celebrates as Del Rio scowls as we go to our final commercial break.
Main Event: CM Punk takes on Rey Mysterio in a match that was previously announced earlier in the night. In a rather long TV match the two serve up a great match reminiscent of their past efforts. Eventually after fifteen minutes, CM Punk manages to grabs Mysterio half way through the 619 and lift him up to hit the GTS, earning himself the right to face John Cena for the WWE Championship at Money In The Bank.
Result: CM Punk defeats Rey Mysterio; #1 Contender to the WWE Championship
After the match, the crowd boos as The Straight Edge Society celebrates together in the ring. The group looks down at Rey Mysterio and Punk smiles before pointing at his fallen opponent. The SES suddenly pounces and engages in a four on one attack on the wounded Mysterio. The crowd boos but after a few seconds Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne run down to the ring to a big pop! They manage to even out the playing field but soon succumb to the Society’s superior numbers. John Cena’s music suddenly plays though, and to a huge pop, Cena runs down to the ring to clear the ring of CM Punk and The Straight Edge Society. The faces help tend to Mysterio as The SES retreats up the ramp, with CM Punk staring down John Cena, the man who he will face at Money In The Bank in a match for the WWE Championship.
Last edited by X-Power; 07-19-2011 at 05:50 AM.