Posted in: Raw WWE Monday Night RAW Results 8/8/11
By Marc Middleton
Aug 8, 2011 - 8:42:46 PM
- Tonight's WWE RAW kicks off with Triple H as the "WWE COO" makes his way out to a nice reaction from the fans.
Michael Cole, Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler are on commentary as The Game makes his way into the ring. Triple H talks about CM Punk vs. John Cena and says change has been a big thing around here lately. He talks about going from no WWE Champion and Vince McMahon to he being in charge and there being two WWE Champions. Triple H says he will solve that problem at SummerSlam and there will be 1 undisputed winner, 1 undisputed WWE Champion. He says how do you determine that there will be one undisputed champion? You empower one man to be the answer. Someone that won't be pushed around or intimidated. Someone who's authority will be respected and absolute. Triple H says he's found that man and he's larger than life. Triple H says this man casts a shadow over the entire WWE. This man is... him.
Triple H says he is the only man he can trust right now. He will be the special referee at SummerSlam in the WWE Title match. Triple H says Cena and Punk will be in action tonight and Cena is up next.
John Cena vs. Jack Swagger
Out comes WWE Champion John Cena for tonight's opener. Triple H and Cena have words after he enters the ring about SummerSlam. We go to commercial before Cena's opponent comes out.
Back from commercial and out comes Cena's opponent, Jack Swagger. Swagger runs his mouth to Cena as he enters the ring and starts jogging around.
The bell rings and they lock up. Swagger takes Cena to the mat. Swagger mounts Cena from behind and smacks him in the head. Swagger shows off and Cena takes advantage. Cena takes control and suplexes Swagger for a 2 count. Cena with a headlock now. Cena with a shoulder block and a splash in the corner. Cena dropkicks Swagger and covers or 2. Cena works on Swagger's arm now.
Swagger counters and hits a belly-to-belly suplex on Cena for a 2 count. Swagger stomps away on Cena in the corner before the referee pulls him away. Swagger whips Cena hard into the corner and he goes down. Swagger with a Swagger Bomb from the second rope and another 2 count. Swagger with a submission now. Cena fights out with a suplex but Swagger drops him in the corner again. Swagger with a shoulder block and another 2 count. Another hard whip into the corner and Cena goes down. Swagger clips Cena's knee out and shows off some more. Swagger goes for the ankle lock but Cena counters with an STF. Swagger counters and they run the ropes. Cena with shoulders and a big back drop. Cena hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle and an Attitude Adjustment for the win.
Winner: John Cena
- We get more hype for the WWE Title contract signing. The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio is announced for tonight's main event. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Scott Stanford is speaking when Ricardo Rodriguez interrupts him and introduces Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio talks about how CM Punk ran from him at Money in the Bank in Chicago and calls him a coward. Del Rio says tonight, he is going to show Punk what ill happen.
- We see some highlights from the R-Truth and John Morrison feud. Truth is backstage with Josh Matthews. He asks Truth why he would take advantage of his former friend John Morrison. Truth rambles on and says he's going to stomp Morrison into the mat tonight.
- Up next is The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio. Back to commercial.
The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio
Back from commercial and out comes Rey Mysterio to a nice reaction. Before Rey can make it down the ramp, The Miz attacks him and lays him out on the stage. Miz throws Rey into the big W and repeatedly slams his face into the base. Miz runs and kicks Rey's head into the steel as referees try to get him back. Miz taunts Rey and then makes his way to the ring as referees tend to him.
Miz heads down to the ring and is met by Michael Cole. Miz is upset that all the emphasis is on Cena vs. Punk for SummerSlam and he doesn't even have a match. Miz is pissed and talks about how he's all over TV and the internet. If he has to do that to Mysterio to get attention, so be it. Miz demands a referee come out and declare him the winner by forfeit. A referee runs down and tells Miz no. It's announced that Triple H demands that The Miz compete in a new match right now. Miz is irate as Kofi Kingston's music hits and out he comes.
The Miz vs. Kofi Kingston
The bell rings and they go at it. Miz pushes Kofi back into the corner. Kofi ducks clotheslines and a kick. Kofi fires back with kicks and a headlock. Miz breaks it and applies a headlock of his own. Miz with a shoulder block but then runs into a dropkick from Kofi and a 2 count. Miz keeps in control and charges in the corner. Kofi stops him in mid-air and unloads with right hands. Kofi clotheslines Miz to the floor and suicide dives through the ropes. Kofi rolls back in the ring and we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Miz has Kofi on the mat in a headlock. During the break, Kofi leaped to the outside but Miz caught him in the apron and clotheslined him. Kofi fights out of the headlock now. They trade pins and Miz clotheslines him. Miz with the big clothesline in the corner. Miz goes up top and comes down with a double ax handle for a 2 count. Back and forth now. Kofi fights back with chops and a dropkick. Miz counters with a backbreaker. Kofi blocks a neckbreaker and hits a big crossbody from the top for 2. Miz takes back control and gets another 2 count.
Miz runs into a kick to the head from Kofi. Miz still takes Kofi up top for a superplex but Kofi blocks it. Kofi powerbombs Miz to the mat for a 2 count. Miz ducks Trouble in Paradise but Skull Crushing Finale is blocked. Miz counters Kofi now and hits the SCF for the win.
Winner: The Miz
- Matthews catches up with WWE Champion CM Punk backstage. Punk says Triple H has a bigger ego than his father-in-law. Punk says Triple H needs the spotlight, which is why he put himself as the special referee for SummerSlam. Punk says what's good for business is he beating Cena for the WWE Title. Punk says now he's going to go kick Alberto Del Rio's teeth down his throat. We go to commercial as Punk walks off to the ring.
Alberto Del Rio vs. CM Punk
Back from the break and Ricardo Rodriguez introduces Alberto Del Rio, who comes driving in a 2010 Audi. Del Rio makes his way to the ring with the Money in the Bank briefcase. Cult of Personality hits next as WWE Champion CM Punk makes his way out. The bell rings and they lock up.
They break and lock up again. Del Rio takes Punk down in the corner and stops away. Del Rio goes to work on Punk's arm now. The crowd chants for Punk as he fights back and elbows Del Rio down. Punk with a big kick and shoulder thrusts in the corner. Punk charges but Del Rio moves and he hits the ring post. Del Rio pulls on Punk's arm and uses the ring post on it. Del Rio comes back in and hits an armbar takedown for a 2 count. Del Rio goes back to work on the arm now.
Punk tries to come back but Del Rio drops down and gets another 2 count. Del Rio runs the ropes and charges but Punk moves and he lands on the floor. Punk blocks a clothesline when Del Rio comes back in and hits a neckbreaker. Punk with knees to the head now. Punk hits a high knee to the jaw in the corner and then a bulldog as the crowd pops. Punk springboards in with a clothesline. Punk signals for the GTS. Del Rio slides out of it and throws Punk back into the ring post. Del Rio drops Punk with a backstabber for a 2 count.
Punk blocks the armbar and hits Del Rio with a roundhouse kick to the head. Punk nails GTS for the win.
Winner: CM Punk
- We get more hype for tonight's contract signing. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see a clip from last week of Beth Phoenix attacking Kelly Kelly.
Beth Phoenix vs. Eve Torres
We go to the ring and out comes Beth Phoenix with a smile on her face. Her opponent Eve Torres is out next.
The bell rings and they go at it. Beth dumps Eve on the apron but she lands on her feet. Beth knocks Eve to the floor and goes out after her. Beth tosses Eve be her hair into the fan barrier. Beth pulls Eve back in the ring and gets a 2 count. Beth continues the assault on Beth. Beth with a big elbow drop and a 2 count.
Eve blocks a backbreaker and kicks Beth into the ropes. Eve with a kick to the mouth. Beth throws Eve into the corner and eventually takes her to the mat with another kick. Eve goes up top for a moonsault but Beth knocks her down. Beth pulls Eve down and hits the Glam Slam for the win.
Winner: Beth Phoenix
- After the match, Beth takes a mic. She's sick of Divas like Eve and Kelly Kelly making a mockery of the division. Beth says no more booty popping, no more splits and no more stinkfaces. Beth leaves the ring but stops and turns around to ask Eve a question. Divas Champion Kelly Kelly runs down the ramp and attacks Beth from behind, laying her out. Kelly tends to Eve in the ring as her music hits and Beth stares on from the ramp.
- John Morrison vs. R-Truth is still to come tonight. Back to commercial.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Alex Riley
Back from the break and out comes the WWE United States Champion Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero. His opponent Alex Riley is out next. Riley takes the mic before the match and tells Vickie her breath smells like death took a dump in her mouth. The bell rings and here we go.
Riley clotheslines Dolph for an early 2 count. Dolph comes back and unloads on Riley, stomping away in the corner. Riley comes back with a shoulder and goes for a scoop slam. Dolph counters that and applies the sleeper hold. Riley breaks the hold and rams Dolph back into the corner. Riley catches Dolph in mid-air and hits a spinebuster. Vickie enters the ring and yells at Riley before slapping him, causing the DQ.
Winner by DQ: Alex Riley
- After the match, Dolph gets in the ring and yells at Vickie for costing him the match. Riley nails Dolph, knocking him into Vickie and they both go down. Riley leaves the ring laughing as Vickie and Dolph continue to yell at each other. Vickie waves goodbye at Dolph, still screaming, as she leaves the ring and heads to the ramp.
- Back from the break and we get a nice video package for John Cena and CM Punk, going back to Money in the Bank.
R-Truth vs. John Morrison
R-Truth makes his way to the ring next as we go back to commercial.
John Morrison is out after the commercial. The bell rings and they go at it. Morrison unloads with offense early on and goes for a pin attempt. Morrison with an uppercut. Morrison mounts Truth again with more right hands. Truth ends up on the floor. Morrison corkscrews over the top rope and takes out Truth on the floor.
They go at it on the floor now. Morrison unloads from the fan barrier with right hands. Morrison stands up on it but Truth takes his leg out. Morrison falls and hits the back of his head hard on the barrier. Truth brings it back in the ring and stomps away on Morrison. Truth with a 2 count. Truth with a headlock now. Truth slams Morrison on his face. Morrison blocks a move and comes back with right hands in the corner. Truth drops Morrison on his neck out of nowhere for the pin and the win.
- We see Triple H and John Laurinaitis backstage going over the WWE Title match contract for SummerSlam. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Michael Cole talks briefly to World Heavyweight Champion Christian about his SummerSlam match against Randy Orton. Christian says Triple H will want to hear what he has to say on Friday's SmackDown.
- We go to the ring where John Laurinaitis and Triple H are. A table is set up for the contract signing and the black ring apron is out. WWE Champion CM Punk comes out first followed by WWE Champion John Cena.
Both titles are on the table as Punk and Cena sit down. Triple H wants to cut right to the chase but Punk interrupts him. Punk says this whole thing is all for show. He says contract signings always end in some kind of fight. Punk says if Triple H wants to cut to the chase, they can flip the table over now and get started. Punk rips on The Chaperone. Triple H asks Punk how his movie was. Punk says his went straight to DVD, just like Triple H's. Punk shows Facebook videos from The Rock on the big screen of Rock trashing Cena.
Punk says Rock is right about Cena being a phony but Rock is just as big as a phony as Cena is. Punk goes to sign the contract but Cena interrupts him. Cena says Punk has the fans going crazy and he likes that. Cena talks about everything The Rock has done and mentions him filming GI Joe right now. Cena says Rock shouldn't complain about anything with all the success he has. Cena says Rock looks at him and just flips out for some reason. Punk says he didn't show the clip so Cena should go off on The Rock. Cena says Punk thinks he's a product of the system, a little too PG. Maybe a modern-day Hulk Hogan, he says. Cena says he can never win over "the millions." He says Punk has fans of his own and mocks Punk's fans and some of the things they might say, according to Cena. Cena goes on and says he won't give up on his fans, the people he cares about. Cena says nothing is phony about that. Cena says Punk throws stones and lives in a glass house.
Triple H chimes in. Punk asks Laurinaitis if he personally fired Vladimir Kozlov or Harry Smith on Friday. Punk brings up Chris Master's release and wonders if Laurinaitis just called him up on the phone and future endeavored him. Punk tells Triple H not to call him gutless because Laurinaitis does Triple H's dirty work. A big CM Punk chant breaks out. Punk tells Cena that this is about them and the WWE Title. Punk recalls winning WWE's ECW Title years ago. Punk says the next day, Cena patted him on the back and congratulated him, saying "I almost gave up on you." Punk says he holds grudges and since then, he's had a sour taste in his mouth when it comes to Cena. Punk says Cena gave up on his dream when he moved to California to be a bodybuilder and ended up being a sports entertainer because he couldn't hack it. Punk says he set out to be a pro wrestler and made it. Punk says he held up to WWE to get the same opportunities that Cena is given.
Punk says Cena will leave SummerSlam with nothing, nothing at all. He will still have his role in The Marine 4, his match with Dwayne and his legions of fans that pee in their pajamas when they think of him but Punk will be the WWE Champion, he says. Cena looks humbled throughout this, except when he's smirking. Another Punk chant breaks out. Cena tells Punk that was a great speech. Cena tells Punk he won one match at Money in the Bank, he has every right to be called the WWE Champion. Cena asks Punk if he has thought what happens if he actually loses at SummerSlam. Cena says Punk is right, he will face The Rock either way at WrestleMania. Cena says Punk needs this match more than anything because he now has people watching him. Cena says if Punk doesn't back it up on Sunday, he's nothing but a loud mouth, one-hit wonder. Punk will be known with the other one-hit wonders, Cena says. All of is this is gone for Punk, just like that, if he doesn't win at SummerSlam. Cena wishes Punk good luck. Punk says luck is for losers and he would much rather be a one-hit wonder than a phony.
Cena says they have been talking long enough and stands up to fight. Punk says he can also kick Cena's teeth down his throat. They throw the table aside and come face to face. Laurinaitis steps in between them. Punk reaches out to kick Cena but Laurinaitis gets laid out. Cena charges Punk with a right hand and it hits Triple H, it looks like. Punk goes to the floor and asks if the fix is in with Cena and Triple H together. RAW goes off the air with Punk having words with Cena and Triple H from the floor.