Re: It Begins: WWE 2012
“Burn It To the Ground” begins to play as the pyro for RAW goes off around the arena as RAW comes to air.
“No Chance in Hell” starts to play around the arena to start the show off with Vince McMahon making his way to the ring to a loud reception from the crowd.
Vince McMahon: Welcome to Monday Night Raw, two weeks ago I made some big decisions regarding the WWE and one of those was the interbranded PPV matches that will be featuring. Of course At the Royal Rumble in two weeks’ time we will have the Royal Rumble match itself as an interbranded match.
The crowd cheer at the Royal Rumble.
Vince McMahon: We will also be having the WWE Divas Championship match featuring RAW’s Champion, Beth Phoenix going up against Smackdown’s Tamina.
The crowd cheer at the mention of the Diva’s Match.
Vince McMahon: That is not all though. In a special match the WWE United States Champion will represent RAW and will be facing the WWE Intercontinental Champion that represents Smackdown.
The crowd cheer after this announcement.
Vince McMahon: So tonight the United States Title Match will also be for the chance to represent RAW at the Royal Rumble.
“Radio” starts to play on the sound system as United States Champion, Zack Ryder comes out on the stage to a loud reception from the crowd.
Vince McMahon: Now what the hell do you want?
Zack Ryder: So let me get this straight boss, you want me to go out and represent RAW at the Royal Rumble.
Vince McMahon: Listen here Zack, whoever is the WWE United States Champion come the time of the Royal Rumble will get to represent RAW in the interbranded match against Smackdown’s Intercontinental Champion, whoever that turns out to be, come the Royal Rumble.
Zack Ryder: Alright now that’s cool because the man from the Long Island will be the champ.
“Rip it Up” starts to play over the speaker and Brodus Clay makes his way to the ring.
Brodus Clay: Zack, you won’t be able to get to the Royal Rumble because I will have put you in a body bag after tonight when I take the WWE United States Title.
Zack Ryder: O, really Brodus, you’re gonna put me in a body bag. Well guess what they’re wouldn’t be a body bag that would be big enough to put you in they would just leave you here in this arena once all is said and done.
“I Come From Money” starts to play around the arena which brings Ted Di Biase out to the ring.
Ted Di Biase: You know Brodus and Zack, you two can argue all you want all it takes is for one of you to turn your back and it will be history because I will hit Dream Street and I will be the new United States Champion and go onto the Royal Rumble to represent RAW.
As the three start getting into each other’s face a big pyro goes off on the stage which is followed by “Veil of Fire” playing through the speakers. Kane appears on stage and makes his way to the arena to a chorus of boos from the crowd.
Kane: None of you three deserve to be the United States champion. I should be the one with the belt and I should be the one that represents RAW. Brodus you may be big but you’re fat plain and simple. Ted you haven’t won since coming back to RAW so how the hell are you even in this match. And finally, little Zack Ryder…
Vince McMahon: Alright that’s enough you four I’m sick of hearing you argue and bitch and moan about one another. This match is happening right now instead of later like it was going to be.
The crowd cheer in anticipation.
Vince McMahon: And to make it even better it will be a No – DQ elimination match so we get no funny business, understand. Let’s get a ref down here and get thing’s going.
Referee Rod Zapata runs down to the ring and slides in. He takes the title off Zack Ryder, gives it Justin Roberts and orders for the bell to ring.
Match Number One: Ted Di Biase versus Brodus Clay versus Zack Ryder versus Kane in a Fatal Four Way Elimination Match for the United States Title match and represent RAW at the Royal Rumble against Smackdown’s Intercontinental Champion.
The match starts with everyone going after Kane but Kane fights them off. Kane throws Ryder to the floor and then he hits an uppercut on Brodus followed by a clothesline. Kane with an uppercut to Brodus followed by a big boot. Kane with a clothesline to Ted in the corner. Kane with a kick to Brodus’s head and then he picks up Ted for a side slam and Ted kicks out at two. Kane with a punch to Brodus and then Kane sends Brodus into the turnbuckles. Kane with an Irish whip and a running clothesline. Kane throws Brodus outside the ring to join Zack Ryder. Kane presses Ted and throws him onto Ryder and Brodus. We go to commercial.
We are back and Kane comes off the top turnbuckle but Ryder counters with a drop kick. Ted hits a springboard leg drop on Kane but Kane kicks out. Ted with a forearm to Brodus but Brodus with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall. Ryder with a clothesline to Brodus that knocks him down and Ryder gets a two count. Ryder tries for a swinging neck breaker but Brodus shrugs Ryder off and picks him up above his head. Kane grabs Brodus and tries for a choke slam. Brodus counters and he tries to put Kane on his shoulders but Kane powers out of the attempt. Kane grabs Brodus for a choke slam but he pushes him aside when he sees Ted come off the ropes for a springboard move and Kane grabs Ted and tries for the choke slam but Ted with a counter that sends Kane out of the ring. As he hits the floor John Cena is seen running down the ramp and looks to take the Big Red Machine out. Cena pushes Kane into the ring post. Cena the sends Kane into the steps at ringside. Cena rolls Kane back into the ring and DiBiase waits for Kane to get back to his feet as he delivers Dream Street for the three.
Kane is Eliminated
Kane is still in the ring with Ted and Kane connects with an uppercut before he leaves the ring. Kane sends Ryder into the ringside barrier and then he rearranges the ring steps and grabs a few chairs and brings them into the ring. Brodus picks up one of the chairs and wedges it into the corner. Ted hits a drop kick to Brodus’s back which sends him into the chair that is wedged into the corner. Ted looks to hit Dream Street and but Brodus counters out with his power. He throws a chair at Ted and hits him Zack Ryder comes in from behind with the other chair that remains in the ring and takes out the legs of Brodus. Zack looks to line up Brodus with the Rough Ryder to get the pin.
Brodus Clay is Eliminated
We are down to two as Ted and Ryder get ready to lock up. Ted with a drop kick for a near fall. Ted tries for another drop kick but Ryder holds on to the ropes and then Zack hits a leg drop for a near fall. Zack misses a charge into the corner but Ted charges into a boot. Ryder goes to the turnbuckles and hits a sunset flip but Ted rolls through and kicked Ryder to get a near fall. Ted hits a snap mare and follows it up with an elbow drop for a near fall. Ted and Ryder both try for running knees and both men go down hard when they collide. Ryder kicks Ted but Ted returns the favour. Ted tries for a Dream Street but Ryder switches him and tries for the Rough Ryder but Ted counters and tries for a cover but Ryder counters with a rollup for a two count. Ryder hits a mule kick that sends Ted into the corner but Ted moves when Ryder tries for the drop kick clothesline in the corner. Ted and Ryder each with near falls on rollups. Ted with an Irish Whip that sends Ryder into the chair that is still in the corner. DiBiase looks to hit Dream Street once more but Ryder manages to elbow his way out of the move and hits Zack Attack. Ryder crawls to make the cover and he gets the win.
Winner: Zack Ryder.
Zack Ryder jumps up and down celebrating in the ring with his US Title.
Michael Cole: That was a very impressive win their for Zack Ryder, he certainly overcame the odds that were in front of him and looks to be heading to the Royal Rumble with a match against the Intercontinental Champion from Smackdown.
Jerry Lawler: Ryder proved to everyone here tonight that he can battle with the big guns of the WWE and this win will provide him a great step up in the WWE universe.
Michael Cole: Not wrong their King, Zack Ryder will be the man that represents RAW in what will be a huge match for the brand, come next Sunday.
Jerry Lawler: Well next Sunday at the Rumble in just thirteen days we will see WWE Champion CM Punk defend his title against Dolph Ziggler. Scott Stanford is backstage right now with the challenger.
We go backstage and see Stanford with no sight of Ziggler.
Scott Stanford: Ladies and gentlemen please welcome my guest at this time, Dolph Ziggler.
Ziggler is shown doing push ups on the floor before finally standing up approaches Stanford.
Scott Stanford: Now Dolph, you earned you’re shot a few weeks back at the WWE Title in what turned out to be a no disqualification match. You lost that match in quite controversial circumstances what makes you think that at the Royal Rumble the result will be anything different.
Dolph Ziggler: Now Scott, it doesn’t matter what happened two weeks ago I get my shot in thirteen days and it will be as simple as what I just did with those push ups. The saying goes if you’ve got it flaunt it, and nobody has it more than I do and I am the best at flaunting it and the Rumble will be no different. I am a shining beacon for this country. We are in debt, the kids are all fat and nobody has an education. But you see Scott, I am the complete opposite of these stereotypes. I am a walking surplus. A surplus of talent, charisma, entertainment and everything I’ve ever wanted I have except for one thing Scott, and do you know what that one thing is Scott, it’s the WWE Championship. So whatever you do you will want to remember in two weeks’ time where you are because everyone will be asking where were you when Dolph Ziggler became the WWE Champion.
Dolph Ziggler walks off and looks to head to the ring as his music “Here to Show the World” begins to play around the arena. The crowd boo as he appears on stage accompanied by Vickie Guerrero.
“Cult of Personality” begins to play after this and Colt Cabana comes out onto the stage to a cheer from the audience.
Match Number Two: Dolph Ziggler vs. Colt Cabana
The bell rings, and Cabana and Ziggler jockey for position before Ziggler is able to take Cabana down to the mat. Ziggler locks in a side headlock, but Cabana is able to flip it over and catch Ziggler with a leg grapevine. Ziggler fights to the ropes and rolls to the outside. Back in the ring, Ziggler and Cabana are tentative again before Ziggler sweeps Cabana’s leg and is able to score a near fall. We get some more mat wrestling out of the two, and another submission attempt from Cabana leads to Dolph bailing from the ring again. Cabana follows out this time but Vickie blocks him, so Cabana climbs up to the apron and flies off with a huge knee. Back in the ring, Cabana scores with a big dropkick, but Ziggler rolls back to the outside, catches Cabana with a cheap shot, and comes back in the ring to take advantage. Ziggler kicks away at Cabana before laying in some punches and choking him against the middle rope. Ziggler goes for the pin but he only gets a two count. Ziggler locks in a head lock hold, but Cabana is able to fight up to his feet, and Ziggler modifies it to a rear chin lock. Ziggler tries to go for a neck breaker, but Cabana counters into a series of near falls that are good for a couple of two counts. Ziggler catches Cabana unaware with an inverted body slam for a two count. Ziggler locks in a rear chin lock, and grinds his forehead against Cabana’s. Cabana is able to fight to his feet, and starts to fight out of the hold, but Ziggler pulls him back down to the mat by his hair, before hitting a running, flipping neck breaker that’s good for another near fall. Ziggler pulls Cabana to his feet and taunts him, and Cabana responds with a big right to Ziggler’s side. Ziggler knocks him right back down before hitting a snap mare. Ziggler lays in a huge elbow drop but it’s still not enough for a three count. Ziggler locks in another submission, with a body scissors, but Cabana still won’t quit and escapes the hold. Cabana catches Ziggler with a big boot, but a flying kick attempt in the corner and Cabana eats nothing but turnbuckle, allowing for another near fall for Ziggler. Ziggler kicks at Cabana’s head before picking him up to his feet. Ziggler hits a beautiful fireman’s carry throw, but it’s still not enough to keep Cabana down. Ziggler locks in a body scissors and tries to lock in another submission. Cabana battles out of it with a big jawbreaker that stuns Ziggler. Ziggler misses a splash in the corner and Cabana comes back with a series of stiff kicks to Ziggler’s chest and leg. He even scores a kick to the face. Cabana avoids Ziggler in the corner with a big backflip before hitting a flying clothesline and a running knee that’s good for a two count. Cabana puts his head down and catches a kick to the chest, but he responds with one of his own that takes Ziggler off his feet. Cabana hits a springboard single leg dropkick but it’s only good for a two count. Ziggler tries to score a quick roll up but he can’t, so he scores a kick to Cabana’s head, but it’s still not enough. Ziggler tries for the Zig Zag, but Cabana holds on to the ropes. Cabana hits a buzzsaw kick to the side of Ziggler’s head, but Ziggler is still able to kick out at two. Cabana goes up top, but Ziggler is able to stop him. Ziggler tries for a superplex, but Cabana escapes through Ziggler’s leg and crotches him on the top instead. Cabana goes for a super back body suplex, but Ziggler reverses it into a splash and a pin for a two count. Cabana kicks out into a pin and he gets a two count. Ziggler locks in the sleeper but Cabana is right out of it. Both men hit cross body blocks, and both men are down. Both men get to their knees and fight it out, with Ziggler punching and Cabana hitting a big head butt. Back on their feet, Cabana hits a big kick to Ziggler’s chest, and Ziggler responds with a quick roll up. Both men trade near falls for a bit in an exciting exchange before Ziggler comes up with a rocker dropper out of nowhere. Ziggler goes for the pin but Cabana gets his foot on the ropes. Ziggler argues with the ref, but the ref won’t relent. Dolph goes for another sleeper, and is eventually able to lock it in, even though Cabana tries to fight it. Ziggler gets him down to the mat, but Cabana is able to make it to the ropes. Ziggler looks to be getting frustrated, and when he picks up Cabana, Cabana takes him right into the Reverse Boston Crab. Ziggler manages to flick himself out of the hold which sends Cabana into the post of thee turnbuckle. Cabana staggers out of the corner and is met by a Zig Zag as he is planted on the mat. Ziggler gets the pin for the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Michael Cole: A very exciting performance from Dolph Ziggler here tonight. He took a big step towards his WWE Title match at the Royal Rumble.
Jerry Lawler: By defeating Punk’s best friend Ziggler will be full of confidence come the Royal Rumble and Punk will definitely have to be on his game come the title match.
Michael Cole: After the break we will see the diva’s in action with Kelly Kelly and Eve tagging up with one another to take on the Bella’s.
Jerry Lawler: Woo hoo the divas, I love these girls.
We see a split screen shot of both teams as we go to commercial.
“Holla” is playing as we return from commercial which see’s Kelly Kelly and Eve make their way to the ring.
“You Can Look” follows this as the two Bella twin’s make their way to the ring to start the match.
Match Number Three: Kelly Kelly and Eve Torres versus The Bella’s
Eve and Nikki start things off and Nikki retreats to the corner before doing anything. Eve slides between the legs of Nikki and gets a rollup for a near fall. Eve with a clothesline and then she does the booty shaking moonsault for a near fall. Nikki sends Eve to the apron and Nikki chokes Eve in the ropes and then she clips Eve while Brie distracts her. Nikki uses the ropes to work on the arm. Nikki continues to work on the arm and Brie tags in. Eve pushes Brie into the turnbuckles but Brie keeps Eve from making the tag and then she brings Eve back into her corner. Nikki tags back in and they send Eve into the mat and she gets a near fall. Nikki with a slam and then she applies an arm bar. Eve with kicks and she tries for a sunset flip but Nikki stays up and drops a knee. Brie tags back in and hits a double sledge from the ropes. Brie with an arm wringer and she applies a key lock. Eve gets to her feet and she hits a Samoan drop to get out of the hold. Kelly tags in and hits a Thesz Press from the turnbuckles and then she spanks Brie followed by the screaming head scissors. Kelly with a forearm and bulldog. Kelly puts Brie in the corner and then she gives the Stink face. Nikki drops Kelly on the top rope and Eve with a drop kick to Nikki. Kelly with a kick and a K2 for the three count.
Winners: Kelly Kelly and Eve Torres
Jerry Lawler: God I love the divas, how good was that to see these beautiful divas pick up the victory.
Michael Cole: That was very impressive indeed. But let’s go backstage where Shane McMahon has a special announcement regarding the Royal Rumble.
We go backstage where Shane McMahon is sitting behind his desk.
Shane McMahon: As we all know Vince McMahon allowed Stephanie and I to bring back three former WWE Superstars each. So following my first pick of Bobby Lashley, who we will see in the main event tonight, the other two superstars will be returning in the Royal Rumble Match. I have gotten confirmation from the WWE directors and learned that one will be entering at number 10 whilst the other will be coming down the ramp at 29. So once you witness the Royal Rumble you will see who I have chosen.
We come back to the ring and “Barcode” is playing throughout the arena. Epico is making his way to the ring with Primo and Rosa Mendes following near behind.
This is followed by “Boom” which see’s Evan Bourne make his way to the ring with fellow WWE Tag Team Champion, Kofi Kingston.
Match Number Four: Evan Bourne with Kofi Kingston versus Epico with Rosa Mendes and Primo
They lock up and Bourne with a side head lock but Epico rolls out of the hold. Bourne with a waist lock but Epico tries to roll through but Bourne with a side head lock. Epico tries to escape the hold but Bourne with a side head lock take down. Bourne with another side head lock take down. Bourne with a flying boot to the chest followed by kicks. Bourne with a drop kick to Epico for a near fall. Bourne with forearms but Epico with elbows and a slam. Epico with a camel clutch but Bourne escapes and he applies a camel clutch of his own. Bourne gets a near fall with a rollup. Bourne with a kick to Epico and then he sends him into the turnbuckles. Epico sends Bourne into the turnbuckle. Bourne with a kick and a bulldog for a near fall. Bourne with a front face lock but Epico with a hammer lock. Bourne with a flying mare and arm drag into an arm bar. Bourne sends Epico to the apron and Epico misses a punch but Bourne with a kick to the knees and Epico hits the apron and goes to the floor. Epico and Primo spread out when they see Bourne try for a move to the floor. Bourne with a cross body onto Epico on the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Bourne with a leaping knee to the head and he gets a near fall. Bourne charges at Epico in the corner but Epico crotches Bourne on the top rope and Epico with a near fall. Epico with forearms to the kidneys and then he hits two rolling belly-to-back suplexes and then holds on and hits a German suplex for a near fall. Epico kicks Bourne and then he hits a back breaker and stretches Bourne across his knee. Bourne with a knee to escape the hold. Bourne with a kick to the leg but Epico with an Irish whip and a butterfly suplex for a near fall. Epico signals that it is over and he applies the Gory Special but Bourne struggles through the pain and Bourne is able to escape and he arm drags Epico. Epico misses a splash into the corner and Bourne with kicks to the leg. Bourne with a head scissors take down and then he connects with a knee to the upper chest followed by a kick and round kick for a near fall. Bourne misses a boot to the head but he does not miss with the knee to the head. Bourne can only get a near fall. Bourne runs into an elbow from Epico but Bourne recovers first and hits a rana from the turnbuckles but he can only get a two count. Bourne goes up top for the shooting star press but Primo distracts Bourne. Kingston notices this and pulls Primo off the apron and delivers an SOS. Epico runs up the turnbuckle and looks to hit a throw but Bourne holds onto the ropes and knocks Epico to the mat. Bourne takes the advantage and nails the Air Bourne for the win.
Winner: Evan Bourne
Michael Cole: Finally the tag champs get one up over Epico and Primo, even if it was just a singles match.
Jerry Lawler: It’s been some time coming that’s for sure. Come the Rumble they will have an intense battle going on over that gold.
Michael Cole: Speaking of the Royal Rumble let’s have a look at the matches confirmed for the big event in just thirteen days.
A promo is shown for the Royal Rumble which is followed by going backstage to where Bobby Lashley is standing with a microphone in hand.
Bobby Lashley: Following the first RAW of the year when it was announced that Shane would be taking back charge of RAW I received a phone call. That phone call was from Shane and he said that he wanted me next week on RAW. Once all the legal paperwork was sorted out and we had come to terms to our agreement, Shane said to me that he wanted me to make an impact with the first thing that I do upon my return to the WWE. So what bigger way to make an impact than by taking out the fan’s most favourite person. I decided that this was the sort of thing that would put me straight back into the headlines. Well it must of worked because in the main event tonight I will have my first match back in WWE against that man John Cena. Now I know the fans may not like me for what I did but I couldn’t care less about you. This is all about me making it to the top and what better way to do that by taking out the so called top dog in the WWE. It doesn’t matter what happens in the ring later on tonight because the fact of the matter is that “The Real Deal” is back and gunning for the gold.
Lashley walks off as we return to the ring with “Get On Your Knees” is playing around the arena as Jack Swagger makes his way to the ring.
“Cult of Personality” cuts off the tail end of Swagger’s theme as the WWE Champion, CM Punk comes to the ring to a massive cheer from the crowd
Match Number Five: CM Punk vs. Jack Swagger
The bell rings and Punk locks up with Swagger. Swagger takes Punk down and works on the arm. They trade holds and go back to the ropes. Swagger keeps in control of Punk in the corner. Punk breaks out and slams Swagger before going to the top. Punk calls for the big elbow drop but Swagger rolls out of the ring to re-group. Swagger comes back in and beats Punk down with forearms and right hands. Punk ducks a clothesline, and another, then hit a cross body for two. Punk with a high elbow and more right hands to the face. Swagger counters and applies the ankle lock. Punk kicks out of it but Swagger goes back to work on his knee. Swagger runs Punk over with a shoulder block and he goes down. Swagger with knees in the corner now. Swagger takes Punk back to the mat. Punk tries to counter but Swagger rolls him up for two. Swagger tosses Punk to the floor. Punk comes back in and clotheslines Swagger out to the floor. Punk runs and dives through the ropes, taking Swagger out. Punk grabs Swagger and picks him up as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Swagger is in control. Swagger with a big slam and a two count. Punk finally fights back with kicks and a shot to the jaw. Punk with more offense and a big neck breaker. Punk hits the high knee in the corner and goes for the bulldog but Swagger pushes him off and hits the Swagger Bomb for a two count. Swagger takes back control of the match and gets another two count. Punk slides out of the gut wrench power bomb but Swagger blocks GTS. Swagger ducks a kick and hits a belly to belly on Punk for two. Swagger takes Punk to the top but Punk fights him off and head butts him to the mat. Punk comes back and hits the big elbow from the top. Punk starts to taunt Swagger as he gets up and Punk lifts him up onto his shoulders and delivers a powerful GTS. Punk gets the cover and the win.
Winner: CM Punk
Michael Cole: The WWE Champion continues his role towards the Royal Rumble. He will be very hard to beat once that bell rings.
Jerry Lawler: Punk is a very intense competitor and Ziggler will have to bring his a game in order to take the title away from him.
Michael Cole: I hope Ziggler does win he is the future of this company and it’s about time we get rid of CM Punk as champ.
Jerry Lawler: You just don’t like Punk because he bagged you out a couple months back.
Michael Cole: No I think is a leader of a cult he is brainwashing everyone in order to live like he does. That is not what a role model like Dolph Ziggler would do.
Jerry Lawler: It doesn’t matter Cole he is the champ and come the Rumble I think he will leave still as the champ.
Michael Cole: I hope not. But back to RAW action and as we have seen over the last few weeks R Truth has been at the mercy of the Miz, Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks. He is backstage with Scott Stanford before he gets his chance at revenge.
We go backstage to see Stanford with R Truth in the backstage area.
Scott Stanford: Thanks Cole, R Truth you haven’t had the best few weeks at the hands of the Miz and his little crew that he has assembled and tonight you get your chance for revenge who have you chosen to partner up with you?
R Truth: Scott, The Miz and his little minions will have to be on their a game tonight because I have brought in two guys who want to get revenge for what some of these guys have done to them in the past.
Scott Stanford: And who might that be Truth.
R Truth: Well if you be patient I can tell you that these two gentlemen have been teaming together for a while now and are looking to break through here in the WWE. I would tell you right now but I have to go our match is about to start.
R Truth walks off leaving a lot to be answered but as we head back to the ring we hear “I Came To Play” start around the arena as the team of The Miz, Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks come to the ring together.
“The Truth Has Set Me Free” as R Truth walks down the ramp by himself. He still has a mic in hand.
R Truth: Let me introduce my tag team partners for this match. The team of ….
“Headin’ Right Back” begins to play and Titus O’Neil and Percy Watson come down the ramp and join R Truth before sliding into the ring.
Match Number Six: The Miz, Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins vs. Percy Watson, R Truth and Titus O’Neil
Percy and Miz start things off here. They lock up and Miz goes to a headlock. Percy fights out and applies one of his own. Percy drops Miz with a shoulder and blocks a hip toss. Percy with a dropkick and a tag to O’Neil. They double team Miz and drop him on his face, then hit him with elbows. O’Neil with a two count. Miz kicks O’Neil and tags in Hawkins. O’Neil tackles Hawkins and goes to work with right hands. O’Neil with a big kick on Hawkins for another two count this time to his face. Hawkins fights back and drops O’Neil with a running knee. Hawkins stomps away now but gets kicked back by O’Neil. Miz pushes O’Neil off the top and down to the floor. Hawkins goes to the floor and works O’Neil over before bringing him back in the ring. Hawkins takes O’Neil to the mat with a headlock now. Miz comes in, gets a two count and goes back to the headlock. O’Neil fights out and kicks Miz in the head, taking him down. Percy make sit in and takes everyone out. Percy with chops and a dropkick on Miz. Percy misses a big right hand but counters Miz with a kick in the corner. Percy with a huge clothesline for another two count. Percy takes out Hawkins and leaps on Miz. Percy hits the Float Over DDT on Miz now. Miz ducks a running big boot and goes for the Skull Crushing Finale but it’s blocked. Percy nails Percycution for a two count. Reks breaks the pin and then super kicks R Truth. Percy sends Reks to the floor. Miz comes up and lays Percy out with a cutter for a two count. Hawkins comes in now and stomps away on Percy. Hawkins continues the assault for another two count. Reks comes in, runs the ropes and kicks Percy in the back. Reks with a big backdrop on Percy for another two count. Miz comes back in to keep the offense up on Percy. Another two count. Miz mocks R Truth and O’Neil in their corner. Percy rolls him up for two. Miz comes right back with a pin attempt of his own which is also unsuccessful and only gets two. Miz with a chin lock now but Percy fights out. They both go down and their partners await tags. Hawkins and R Truth are tagged in. R Truth off the top with a big cross body. R Truth with a neck breaker and a two count. R Truth continues with kicks. Hawkins ducks a clothesline and rolls R Truth up. R Truth comes out of the roll up with a kick to the face and another two count. R Truth drops Hawkins on the ropes but Miz comes in. He drops Miz on the ropes as well. R Truth runs for the Little Jimmy but Reks stops him. O’Neil stops Reks. R Truth goes for the Little Jimmy and hits it on Hawkins. Percy leaps out of the ring and attacks the Miz while R Truth hits Hawkins with a Cork Screw Scissors Kick for the pin and the win.
Winners: Titus O’Neil, R Truth and Percy Watson
Michael Cole: R Truth gets a little revenge for the last few weeks attacks by the Miz and his lackeys.
Jerry Lawler: Good for him we can’t just have someone like the Miz running around attacking everyone at will.
Michael Cole: You may not like it King, but you can’t deny that it definitely got into R Truth’s head and would of affected him going into tonight’s match.
Jerry Lawler: Well it seems like it was all in vain with Truth picking up the win with the help of Titus and Percy.
Michael Cole: After this final commercial break it will be time for our main event with John Cena facing off with Bobby Lashley in what will be an awesome match.
As we come back from the break we see Bobby Lashley walking to the ring with “Unstoppable” playing in the background.
This is followed by “My Time is Now” coming on and John Cena running out onto the stage.
Main Event: Bobby Lashley vs. John Cena
They locked up and jockeyed for position. Lashley backed Cena into the corner, and they broke clean. They went for a test of strength, with Lashley sending Cena down to his knees. Cena battled up to his feet, to boos, and Lashley shoved Cena off into the corner. Lashley took Cena down with some waist lock takedowns, to some boos, and then tripped Cena down for a one count. They ended up in a corner, and Cena grabbed a headlock as they broke in the corner. Cena got shoved off and taken down with a shoulder block. Cena hit a drop toe hold and Lashley rolled out of the ring before Cena could apply the STF. Lashley got back in the ring and leapfrogged a charging Cena, then hit a shoulder block. Lashley missed a charge in the corner and Cena hit a bulldog. Cena slammed Lashley, and then dropped an elbow. Seems every move is getting cheers and boos, and then the crowd gets quiet between spots. Cena whipped Lashley across the ring, but Lashley reversed it and sent Cena into the corner. Cena came back with a fisherman's suplex for a two count. Lashley reversed a whip, but ran into a boot to the face. Cena walked into a Lashley exploder suplex for a two count. Lashley hit some knees to the gut, then rammed Cena into a corner and hit some shoulder blocks to the midsection. Lashley hit a forearm and a side slam for a two count. Lashley picked up Cena and threw him hard into the corner. There was a slight cut on the top of Lashley's head. Lashley gave Cena a delayed vertical suplex for a two count. Lashley missed a forearm and Cena hit a Throwback. Cena went to the top rope and nailed Lashley with a Rocker Dropper. Cena covered Lashley and got a two count. Lashley picked up Cena and dropped down, pulling Cena's ribs down across his shoulder. Lashley applied a body scissors and a rear chin lock. Cena battled up, and Lashley missed a charge after Cena broke out of the hold. Cena hit a back suplex, then a back suplex into a power bomb. Cena did the "You Can't See Me" and delivered the five knuckle shuffle fist drop. Cena measured for the Attitude Adjustment, but Lashley avoided it and hit a power slam for a two count. Lashley hit a shoulder block in the corner, then a clothesline in the opposite corner. Lashley put Cena in a Torture Rack, and then dropped to his knees with it. Lashley got a mixed reaction. Lashley went for the running power slam, but Cena floated over and hit Lashley with the Attitude Adjustment, but then collapsed to the mat. Cena crawled onto Lashley for a two count. Cena ran into a Lashley elbow, and then Lashley hit a clothesline. Lashley measured Cena for a spear, but ran right into a drop toe hold. Cena applied the STF, to a pop, and Lashley started clawing his way towards the ropes. He almost made it, and the crowd was alive. Lashley made one more lunge, and grabbed the rope to get the break. Cena got to his feet, and Lashley lunged into Cena with a spear for a two count. Lashley put Cena on the top rope and set up for a superplex. Cena blocked it and Cena hit the Attitude Adjustment from the second rope. Cena climbed down and looked to get the pin. But before he could get there a huge pyro goes off and “Veil of Fire” starts to play. John Cena looks around the ring and has his sights on the stage. As the music stops playing with no sight of Kane, Cena returns his attention to the ring. As Cena spins around, Bobby Lashley meets him with a devastating spear. Lashley gets the pin for the win.
Winner: Bobby Lashley
Bobby Lashley starts to celebrate in the ring when he decides to continue the assault on John Cena. Lashley lays in the boots and elbows on the floor. “I Come From Money” starts to play around the arena as Ted Di Biase looks to make the save. But before he can get to the ring the pyro for “Veil of Fire” starts to play which distracts Di Biase enough to allow Kane to come down the ramp into the ring and attack Di Biase. Meanwhile, Lashley has Cena lifted up and delivers the Dominator as Kane comes into the ring after laying out Ted. Kane picks Cena up by the throat and delivers a chokeslam this time. Lashley and Kane look to stare each other off but instead of attacking one another, Lashley offers a hand shake which Kane accepts as RAW goes off the air.
Last edited by Bazzinator; 01-20-2012 at 04:54 AM.