WWE RAW 5/7/12 Results: What's next for Brock?
Over The Limit card taking shape.
WWE Monday Night RAW SuperShow on USA Network
May 7, 2012
Report by JGeorge Estrella.
Raw kicks off live from Greensboro, NC.
A recap of last weeks events are shown. John Cena's promo and the subsequent beat down that followed.
Johnny Ace aka Mr. Excitement aka GM John Laurinaitis comes out and says he is an authority figure and will not allow anyone to challenge his authority, including John Cena. He says he lost his temper last week and when that happens he enters a fit of destruction, he says he hurt Cena's pride. This is only the beginning of what hr is capable of. He's tough but fair. He stumbles over his words, this promo is beginning to drag. Cena will be live via satellite (shades of his WrestleMania counterpart The Rock)
He says he won't allow anyone to make fun of his voice. He says his voice wasn't always like this and was in fact injured by the late, great "Dr. Death" Steve Williams. He then shows us pictures of him in Japan and he rants about his accomplishments. Says he was the Hulk Hogan of Japan, Steve Austin and The Rock all rolled up into one. Big Johnny vs John Cena at Over the Limit!
WWE Champion CM Punk comes out. He says Johnny doesn't know what the People want, he is going to help Johnny by saying what the WWE Universe doesn't want to see or hear and that's Big Johnny! Big pop from the crowd.
Punk says this about Johnny putting all his chips on Brock Lesnar only to be beaten by Cena. Punk also notes that Johnny only went to Japan because he no one in the states wanted him.
Johnny continues to be humiliated by Punk. Johnny says tonight he will face Lord Tensai. Punk shills the Johnny Ace/Cena main event more than his match with Daniel Bryan. Interesting...
1. WWE Intercontinental Championship: Big Show def. Cody Rhodes via intentional countout. Rhodes retains title.
Big Show uses his strength to over power Cody Rhodes. Cody Rhodes runs out like a cowardly and gets counted out. Ms. Eve Torress in what Big Q says is a poor man's Stacy Keibler (WCW 2000!), comes out and demands that Show apologizes to her, and Johnny Ace for making fun of his voice last week. Big Show musters up the strengh to apologize for making fun of the General Manager. We now know who holds the power here.
2. Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero and Jack Swagger) def. WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston (w/ R-Truth)
Recap of R-Boom's Tag Title from last week. Out come the Tag Team Champions The #BADGUY Dolph Ziggler vs Kofi Kingston. Decent back and forth action from the two, a shot of A.W. Abraham Washington, Primo, Epico, Rosa Mendes, and Mason "Grow your hair, so you don't look like Batista" Ryan watching in the match. OK?
Distraction from Jack "combover" Swagger and Dolph plants Kofi with a delicious Zig Zag for the win.
Michael Cole is in the ring as he interviews John Cena, who is live via satellite. Cena says that his elbow needs to be drained and that doctor's have advise he not wrestle for a few months. My TV starts acting up as soon Cole says he is impressed with John's work, Cena says that Laurinaitis is going to hurt himself before he gets in the ring with Cena. The audio cut out here, so I missed out on his promo, but he sure seemed fired up.