WWE Raw 7/16/12 Results: Money in The Bank aftermath
Will MITB winners cash in?
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WWE Monday Night Raw SuperShow on USA Network
Commentators: Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler
Las Vegas, NV
This is the final two hour episode of Raw before the permanent move to three hours next week. Gulp. Episode 999...Here we go!
WWE Champion CM Punk comes out and says even though he's Straight Edge, he loves Las Vegas. Punk reminds us a year ago in Las Vegas, he unleashed a pipe bomb heard around the world. He's proven he's the best in the world and beaten everyone in his path. He says he beat Daniel Bryan last night at Money in The Bank, despite having a confused referee in AJ Lee. Raw celebrates 1,000 episodes and Punk says no one that looked like him was on the first episode, but he's proud to be in this ring--in his eight month as champion.
Big Show comes out to interrupt. Show mocks him at the voice of the voiceless. Show bitches about nearly winning MITB. Crowd loudly chants BIG SHOW SUCKS. Show retorts "That is rude, I have a point I'm trying to make." He says if he was the MITB winner, he'd cash in his contract right now. Punk disses him by saying Show has the physical attributes and path of destruction, but at the end of the day, he loses. Punk says that's why a guy like him, who's half Big Show's size, has the respect of the people. Show doesn't believe him and says the people don't even respect themselves.
Show claims the people don't respect him and aren't loyal to anyone. Show says he knows WWE revolves around only one man and Punk is a cog in the machine. Punk: "I'M THE WWE CHAMPION AND YOU'RE NOT." Then, something about being a shell of a man that happens to be a giant. Show reminds him that Cena is Mr. MITB and could cash his shot in after he knocks out Punk.
Later tonight: Punk vs. Show
1. WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and R-Truth vs. The Primetime Players (Darren Young and Titus O'Neil, accompanied by A.W. aka Abraham Washington)
It was a match. A.W. is funny. That's about it.
Winners: Kingston and R-Truth
Daniel Bryan tried to tell AJ Lee something backstage and revealed his desire to beat CM Punk for WWE Title blinded him. Eve Torres interrupted and blamed Bryan for her loss last week, when he walked out during the mixed tag team main event. Eve said she spoke to the Board of Directors and tonight she'll choose a partner to take on AJ and Bryan. She ended the segment by saying payback is...well, what AJ is. Eve's acting career is not very promising.
Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler plug the social network Tout. OK.
2. Alberto Del Rio (w/ Ricardo Rodriguez) vs. Zack Ryder
Prediction: Del Rio beats the hell out of solid, marketable midcarder WWE can make money off of.
I'm correct. He beats on Ryder. Armbreaker. Done.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio continues to put the boots on Ryder, but BOOYAKA!
3. Rey Mysterio is back from a 60 day Wellness vacation! Mysterio is in full gear. Del Rio catches him head on, but Mysterio recovers and hits Del Rio with a 619. So we're getting Mysterio vs. ADR for the 500th time in two years. At least the matches will be good!