The announcers talk about the World Title Match tonight and they mention that AJ won’t get involved because of her interaction with the people surrounding the WWE Title. We see footage from the Triple Threat Match from Raw when Daniel Bryan got the victory after AJ’s distraction.
We see footage from the Divas Battle Royal from Monday night that was won by AJ.
Match Number One: AJ Lee versus Layla in a Non Title Match
They shake hands before the match starts. They lock up and Layla with a side head lock and take down. AJ with a head scissors but Layla escapes. They lock up again and AJ with a side head lock take down. Layla with a front face lock and a near fall. Layla with a kick to the midsection and side head lock. AJ with forearms to the ribs but Layla with a shoulder tackle and then she blows a kiss to AJ. Layla with a rollup for a near fall.
Layla with a wrist lock but AJ with forearms. AJ with a drop toe hold and drop kick to Layla. AJ with a running forearm into the corner and she gets a near fall. Layla with a back heel kick and then Layla hits a double jump cross body for a near fall.
Layla takes AJ to the mat by the hair and gets a near fall. AJ with a knee but Layla with a kick. AJ with a spinning back round kick.
Daniel Bryan’s music plays and he starts to Yes his way to the ring. AJ gets distracted while Daniel does his lap around the ring. Layla with a rollup for the three count.
After the match, AJ stares at Bryan and then she attacks Layla from behind. AJ punches Layla and the referee has to separate them.
AJ looks at Bryan and the crowd is Yesing. Daniel tells her to calm down. He says that it is not so fun when someone distracts you in the middle of a match. Unlike AJ, he is not out here because he craves attention. He is out here because he has something very important to discuss.
He says that he has to talk with Vickie Guerrero and he wants AJ to hear it too. Bryan tells Vickie that he is not leaving the ring until he gets what he wants. Bryan says that he will hold this show hostage if he has to.
Bryan says that Vickie has left him no choice. Bryan starts to chant ‘Yes’. AJ starts to chant ‘Yes’ when Bryan stops.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Raw 1000 Memorable Moment and Triple H talks about Mike Tyson’s appearance on Raw when DX got in Tyson’s face in March 1998 and it was revealed that Tyson was wearing a DX shirt.
Meanwhile, back in the ring, Bryan and AJ are having a Yes duel.
Vickie Guerrero comes out and she excuse mes her way to the ring.
Vickie says that she doesn’t know what Daniel wants but the people are sick of him repeating the same annoying catchphrase. Vickie yells Excuse Me.
Bryan says that he needed to make a point because he defeated both Kane and CM Punk in the same match on Raw. He is the new number one contender for the WWE Championship. Bryan says that he needed to show everyone that both Raw and Smackdown will revolve around him.
Bryan says that he wanted to applaud Vickie for what she did by giving him a title match. Bryan says that management style makes him want to see Vickie run both shows on a permanent basis.
Bryan says that if that is the case, Vickie will be the GM and Bryan will be the champion. They will need to work together, hand in hand. Assuming that happens, he has an idea for Vickie to take to the Board of Directors for the WWE Championship match at Money in the Bank. He wants AJ banned from ringside.
Vickie starts to talk and Bryan interrupts and says that she is a liability, she is unstable, she is a menace, he refuses to lose his opportunity because of AJ.
Vickie says that she is not as bad as AJ. She does not forget what AJ did on Raw. Vickie comments on the Tweet that AJ posted. Vickie says that she is sick of being called grandma by AJ.
Bryan reminds Vickie that this is not about her, but about him.
Vickie mentions the poll that was on WWE.com about the role that AJ should have for the match at Money in the Bank. The options were guest timekeeper, guest referee, guest ring announcer, or guest commentator.
Vickie says that the Board of Directors listened to the poll results and AJ will be the guest referee.
AJ starts chanting yes as she leaves the ring.
Daniel says that this is not fair but Vickie says that this is what the Board wants.
Bryan starts to chant No and he leaves the ring.
Vickie says that she wants to thank the Board of Directors for their work. She says that over the next two weeks, there will be qualifying matches for the World Title Money in the Bank Match. This match will be open to anyone.
Damien Sandow makes his way to the ring for his match against Zack Ryder. Sandow begs everyone’s indulgence for a moment. He reminds us that he is here not only to help the WWE Universe, but he is here to help his opponent. The WWE’s official ambassador of ignorance, mediocrity, and stupidity. He says that Zack is no different than the crowd. He ensures that the unwashed masses will have a World Champion who will shepherd them to the enlightenment that they so desperately yearn for.
Match Number Two: Zack Ryder versus Damien Sandow in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
They lock up and Ryder with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Ryder with a flying forearm and flapjack for a near fall. Sandow backs into the corner and he kicks Ryder in the knee and sends Ryder into the turnbuckles and he kicks Ryder. Sandow rubs Ryder’s face in the mat and kicks him again.
Sandow with a side Russian leg sweep and Sandow rolls to his feet and he hits a flourish elbow drop. Sandow with a full nelson and he sends Ryder’s head into the turnbuckles. Ryder drives Sandow’s face into the mat and then he connects with an elbow. Sandow runs into knees from Ryder. Ryder with a missile drop kick and he gets a near fall.
Ryder with a punch and he sets for the Broski Boot and connects. Ryder sets for the Rough Ryder but Sandow hot shots Ryder onto the ropes and then hits the Cross arm neck breaker for the three count.
Winner: Damien Sandow
After the match, Sandow does his victory cartwheel.
Michael Cole mentions that Charlie Sheen will be the Social Media Ambassador for the 1000th episode of Raw.
Daniel Bryan is walking in the back and he knocks on the Divas locker room door because he wants to talk to AJ.
Kaitlyn comes out and she says that AJ is not inside. Bryan wants to know where she is and Kaitlyn says that Bryan should try to get on AJ’s good side because AJ is a little mentally unstable, but he didn’t hear that from Kaitlyn.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Tyson Kidd versus Jack Swagger in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Kidd with a waist lock and Swagger with a standing switch and waist lock take down. Kidd with a victory roll for a near fall. Swagger sends Kidd over the top rope but Kidd lands on the apron and Kidd with a slingshot rollup for a near fall. Kidd with a baseball slide and then he goes to the apron while Swagger returns to the ring.
Swagger with a wheelbarrow suplex for a near fall. Swagger with a punch and knees in the corner. Swagger with an arm wringer and he takes Kidd to the mat again and Swagger with a leg drop to the arm for a near fall. Swagger with an arm bar to Kidd. Swagger with a forearm to the shoulder and Kidd with a rollup for a near fall. Kidd has a kick blocked and Swagger with a splash into the corner.
Swagger with a biel across the ring and then Swagger with the double jump Swagger Bomb for a near fall. Swagger with an arm bar but Kidd with kicks and a DDT. Kidd with kicks to the leg followed by a jumping back heel kick. Kidd with a back heel kick and drop kick to the head for a near fall.
Kidd with a punch but Swagger with an Irish whip. Swagger runs into an elbow. Swagger applies an ankle lock but Kidd uses the ropes to escape. Kidd with an enzuigiri to a charging Swagger and then Kidd goes up top and hits a blockbuster for the three count.
Winner: Tyson Kidd
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at the way that we got the Triple Threat Match for the World Title tonight.
Vickie and Dolph are in the office and Dolph wonders why Vickie isn’t doing more to help him. Vickie says that she is being watched by the Board of Directors. Dolph wants Vickie to ban the Brogue Kick and Cross Arm Breaker. Vickie asks what this means for her and Dolph yells at Vickie for making it all about her. He tells her to do something for him after six years of stealing the show. Vickie slaps Dolph and it calms him down. Dolph just wants Vickie with him when he wins the World Title.
Match Number Four: Santino Marella and Christian versus Cody Rhodes and David Otunga in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Rhodes and Marella start things off and Cody with a hammer lock. Santino with elbows and he works on the arm and connects with a shoulder in the corner. Christian tags in and punches Cody and then he works on the arm. Christian with a punch to Rhodes and then Cody with a knee to the midsection and a gourdbuster for a near fall.
Otunga tags in and he kicks Christian and slams him followed by a low shoulder tackle and he gets a near fall. Otunga chokes Christian in the ropes and then Rhodes kicks Christian when the referee was not looking. Cody tags in and snap mares Christian and applies a side head lock and body scissors. Christian with an Irish whip and he runs into a boot from Cody. Cody goes to the turnbuckles and Christian with a punch to the midsection.
Otunga tags in and Christian kicks him away to tag in Santino. Santino with a forearm and then he does a split and hip toss followed by a diving head butt. Santino reaches into his gear and sets up the cobra and hits Otunga but Cody pulls him out of the ring. Cody punches Santino when the referee was not looking.
Cody tags in and avoids the cobra and connects with a back heel kick and gets a near fall. Cody with a jackknife cover and then he removes the sock puppet and throws it away. Cody chokes Santino in the ropes and then Otunga tags in and kicks Santino. Otunga with a back elbow and he poses and then he pulls a Steiner and does a flex elbow drop but only goes for the cover and gets a near fall.
Otunga with a rear chin lock and his knee in Santino’s back. Santino with a Saito suplex and both men are down. Christian and Cody tag in and Christian with punches and a running forearm. Cody with an elbow but Christian with a flapjack and he goes to the turnbuckles for a flying back elbow.
Cody with a kick but Christian with a shoulder from the apron and Christian drops Cody’s back across the top rope. Cody avoids the Killswitch but he cannot avoid an inverted DDT. Otunga grabs the leg and that allows Cody to connect with a running double sledge. Otunga tags in but David punches Cody by accident. Santino sends Cody to the floor but Otunga takes care of Santino. Otunga turns around and he is met with the spear from Christian for the three count.
Winners: Santino Marella and Christian
Sheamus in the interview area and Matt Striker asks Sheamus if he is worried about losing the title without being pinned. Sheamus says that he didn’t become World Champion by being worried. He might lose tonight. He could also retain the title at Money in the Bank but get ambushed by the winner of the Money in the Bank match. He could also walk outside and get hit by a car driven by Lindsay Lohan.
He didn’t spend his life worrying about what ifs. Alberto Del Rio thinks that he is better than everyone because he is rich. Dolph thinks that he is better than everyone because . . . he is Dolph Ziggler. Sheamus says that he can prove that he is better than both men by winning.
Sheamus says that he doesn’t worry, he just kicks arse.
We go to commercial.
We are back and AJ is in the back saying her role in the WWE Title Match at Money in the Bank out loud and she appears to like the sound of it. Daniel Bryan comes up behind and says that he has been looking for her. He apologizes for distracting AJ and costing her the match. He says that he is looking out for her best interest. He says that he has a doctor friend who can help her. He says that friends try to help each other. Daniel asks AJ if he can give her his number. AJ looks at Daniel and says Yes and then she repeats herself and skips away.
Match Number Five: Dan Barone and Brendan Burke versus Ryback
Ryback waits for Barone to charge at him and he sends him into the air. Burke tries to run away but Ryback cuts him off on the floor and hits a big boot to the chest. Ryback pulls Barone to the floor. Burke with a few kicks that have no effect. Barone climbs on his back and Ryback with the over the shoulder boulder holder. Ryback with a power bomb to Burke and then he takes care of Barone with a clothesline. Ryback with the double muscle buster for the three count.
Aksana and Antonio Cesaro are kissing and Teddy Long stops by. Teddy says that he doesn’t harbor any hard feelings towards them about their relationship. Teddy tells them that he will be the General Manager next week.
Aksana starts to suck up to Teddy but Teddy says that he can see clearly. Not only do they deserve each other, they need each other. On Tuesday night, Aksana and Antonio will be in a mixed tag match against Layla and Great Khali.
Match Number Six: Justin Gabriel versus Tensai with Sakamoto in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Gabriel with forearms to Tensai but he does not move the big man. Tensai with a shoulder and then he pushes Gabriel over the top rope to the floor. Gabriel with forearms and then he goes up top but Tensai with an uppercut and then he connects with elbow drops and then he punches Gabriel in the back of the head. Tensai with a butterfly suplex and he gets a near fall.
Tensai rubs his forearm across Gabriel’s face. Tensai with a bear hug but Gabriel with a jawbreaker. Gabriel tries for a sunset flip but Tensai picks him up. Gabriel with a series of kicks but Tensai stays on his feet. Tensai runs into a boot. Gabriel with a springboard drop kick and Tensai is knocked to his feet.
Gabriel with a springboard moonsault but Tensai kicks out. Gabriel with a kick to the chest and back but Tensai catches Gabriel off the turnbuckles and hits the choke slam followed by a back senton for the three count.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Alberto Del Rio says that even though he has to be in a Triple Threat Match in this horrible town . . . a place with nothing, at the end of the night, he will be the new World Champion. Del Rio says that these people don’t know anything about greatness. He says that he will be victorious because . . .
Vickie excuses herself and she tells Alberto that he will not win tonight. The crowning jewel of her week as General Manager is that she gets to introduce the next World Champion, Dolph Ziggler.
Match Number Seven: Alberto Del Rio with Ricardo Rodriguez versus Dolph Ziggler versus Sheamus for the World Heavyweight Title
Sheamus with a boot to Ziggler and then he goes after Del Rio. Sheamus sends Ziggler into the corner and then he does the same to Del Rio. Sheamus sends Ziggler to the floor and Del Rio attacks Sheamus from behind and chokes him. Del Rio with boots when Sheamus charges into the corner. Sheamus with a fireman’s carry slam on Del Rio for a near fall.
Ziggler hits Sheamus from behind and then Ziggler goes to the floor. Sheamus with a shoulder to Del Rio when he returns to the ring. Sheamus gets a near fall on Ziggler. Del Rio with a DDT for a near fall on Sheamus. Del Rio with knees to Sheamus’ shoulder and then he applies an arm bar.
Sheamus punches Del Rio but Ziggler gets Sheamus out of the ring. Del Rio tries for a tilt-a-whirl back breaker but Ziggler lands on his feet and he hits a drop kick. Ziggler kicks Del Rio on the floor and then he sends Alberto’s head into the ring steps.
Ziggler and Del Rio return to the ring and Dolph gets a near fall. Ziggler with a drop kick to send Sheamus off the apron and to the floor. Del Rio with punches followed by an Irish whip but he misses a splash into the corner. Ziggler gets a near fall. Ziggler kicks Del Rio in the corner and then he puts Alberto on the turnbuckles.
Ziggler tries for a superplex but Del Rio stops him. They continue to fight on the turnbuckles until Del Rio falls to the floor. Sheamus gets Ziggler on his shoulders and hits an electric chair drop on Ziggler.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Del Rio with a drop kick to Sheamus’ back and Ziggler is down too. Sheamus is kicked to the floor by Del Rio. Ziggler and Del Rio go to the floor as well. Del Rio kicks Sheamus in the head and Ziggler kicks Sheamus against the ringside barrier.
Sheamus punches Del Rio but Ziggler joins in the attack on Sheamus. Del Rio sends Sheamus over the announce table. Ziggler and Del Rio stand over Sheamus. Sheamus tries to kick Ziggler away. Del Rio sends Sheamus into the ring steps. Del Rio with a snap mare to Sheamus and Ziggler with kicks.
Del Rio tells Ziggler to go to the turnbuckles and Del Rio covers Sheamus. Ziggler yells at Del Rio and they push each other while Sheamus pulls himself onto the turnbuckles and Sheamus hits the flying shoulder tackle on Del Rio and Ziggler. All three men are down again.
Sheamus with double sledges and a shoulder to Del Rio. Sheamus with a knee lift to Ziggler followed by a power slam to Del Rio for a near fall. Sheamus puts Ziggler on the apron and in the ropes and it is time for the forearms across the chest. Del Rio tries for the single arm breaker but Sheamus avoids it. Sheamus misses a Brogue Kick but he does not miss the uranage back breaker. Ziggler breaks it up and he goes after Sheamus. Ziggler misses the Fameasser and Sheamus hits White Noise on Ziggler. Sheamus calls for the Brogue Kick but Del Rio drops the arm on the top rope. Del Rio with an arm breaker for a near fall.
Del Rio kicks Sheamus in the shoulder and he sets for the float over into the cross arm breaker but Sheamus escapes. Sheamus charges into the corner and his shoulder hits the post. Ziggler with a drop kick to the arm. Del Rio with a step up enzuigiri to Ziggler on the apron. Del Rio applies the cross arm breaker but Ziggler breaks it up and he hits the Fameasser on Del Rio but Del Rio kicks out.
Ricardo gets on the apron and Ziggler sends Del Rio into Ricardo for an O’Connor Roll. Sheamus hits the Brogue kick on Ziggler and then he sends Del Rio over the top rope to the floor and he pins Ziggler.