WWE SUMMERSLAM PPV 19 AUG 2012

WWE SUMMERSLAM PPV RESULTS – 8/19/12

 

WWE United States champion Santino Marella vs. Antonio Cesaro (with Aksana)

Cesaro described how great he was in five languages before the match.

They locked up several times with Marella getting the better of the exchanges. Marella scored a near fall with a double leg takedown into a pinfall. Cesaro cut him off and worked over Marella in the corner. Marella avoided a charge into the corner. He went for the Cobra but was blasted from behind. Cesaro grabbed his arms and nailed a series of headbutts. He rode Santino to the mat and cinched in a rear chinlock. Marella tried to crawl towards the ropes and his Cobra but was pulled away.

Cesaro turned it into a side chinlock. Marella fought to his feet and nailed a Saito suplex. He tried again to retrieve the cobra but was pulled away. Cesaro worked over Marella. He grabbed the cobra and ripped it apart, getting a lot of fan reaction for it.

This enraged Marella, who made a comeback but missed a diving headbutt. Cesaro fought back but was nailed and Santino pulled another cobra out of his, well, rear end. Aksana distracted Santino but Cesaro cut off Marella and nailed him with a face-first spike piledriver and scored the pin.

Your winner and new United States champion, Antonio Cesaro!

Backstage, Triple H told referee Scott Armstrong that tonight’s match was not going to end in a DQ or a countout. He told Armstrong to let them fight and let it end in a pinfall or submission.

Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler welcomed everyone to the show but were interrupted by Vickie Guerrero who introduced Dolph Ziggler.  Big pop for Ziggler in Los Angeles.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Chris Jericho

Jericho came out with his ribs taped from the Smackdown attack.  They said that he insisted he worked the main event of Smackdown despite the injury and insisted he wrestle tonight.

“Y2J” chants at the bell.  He chased Ziggler to the outside, around the ring and back inside.  Ziggler tried to nail him but was caught with a leaping elbow.  He ran Ziggler into the buckles and chopped him, then beat him with a series of right hands.

Ziggler leapfrogged Jericho bur was chopped down with a big chop.  More loud “Y2J” chants.   Jericho went for a suplex but was punched in the injured ribs.   Ziggler began working them over to wear Jericho down.  He nailed Jericho with a series of punches to the mid-section in the corner.  He whipped Jericho into the ropes.  Jericho held on and backdropped Ziggler over the top to the floor when he charged.

Jericho went to the top for a dive to the outside but missed.  The referee began counting him out but Ziggler returned to the floor and whipped Jericho into the apron outside.  Jericho was tossed into the ring and covered for a near fall.  Ziggler ripped at his face and told Jericho,”You can’t hang with me!”

Ziggler scored with a dropkick to the ribs for a two count.   He tied up Jericho on the mat as the crowd chanted for Jericho.   Jericho mounted some offense and they battled back and forth.  Ziggler cut him off with a Stinger Splash for a two count.  Ziggler drilled Jericho with a hangman’s neckbreaker.  He stepped on Jericho’s chest for a pinfall but Jericho kicked out.  The announcers said he didn’t expect to win but was showing off.

Jericho rolled up Ziggler for a two count but was cut off with a clothesline.  Ziggler missed a charge in the corner and was nailed with a dropkick and a series of shoulderblocks.  Ziggler cut him off with a kick to the ribs.  Jericho kicked off a Ziggler charge and nailed an axehandle off the middle turnbuckle.

Ziggler reversed a whip and smashed Jericho into the buckles and nailed the Famouser for a two count.  Ziggler went to grab Jericho but was maneuvered into a Walls of Jericho attempt.  Jericho kicked him off and nailed a enziguiri kick to the back of the head for a two count.

Jericho sent Ziggler into the turnbuckles but Ziggler went up and over and locked on a sleeper while riding Jericho’s back.  Jericho escaped but Ziggler cut him off and tried to pull him up for a superplex.  Jericho fought him off and whipped out a rana off the top.  Jericho crawled to Ziggler for a cover but Ziggler kicked out at two.

Jericho went for Ziggler, who leapt up and caught him with a stiff DDT for a two count.  They battled back and forth until Jericho nailed a running bulldog.  He went for the Lionsault but Ziggler put his knees up and nailed the Zig Zag.  Ziggler covered him but Jericho kicked up at the last second.  Lots of “Y2J” chants.

Jericho nailed the Codebreaker but Ziggler rolled out of the ring.   Jericho followed to the outside in front of the announcers and rolled him back inside. Vickie grabbed  Jericho’s leg as he entered the ring, allowing Ziggler to use a small package for a two count.

Jericho sent him into the ringpost shoulder-first and locked in the Walls of Jericho for the submission.

Your winner, Chris Jericho!

Jericho celebrated in the ring while Ziggler and Guerrero looked on, upset, from the stage.

Daniel Bryan vs. Kane.

The crowd chanted “Yes” and Bryan screamed back “No.”  Bryan tried to score with some kicks early but they had no effect.  Kane wiped him out and stomped away at him in the corner.  The crowd chanted for Bryan.

Bryan ran Kane into the ropes and was tossed off.  He flipped over, landed on his feet and was drilled with a kick to the face for a two count.  Kane was dropkicked in the legs, which Bryan targeted with kicks, following Kane around the ring.

Kane grabbed Bryan and tossed him over the top to the floor.    Kane stalked him outside.  Bryan returned to the ring and nailed a sliding dropkick to the outside.  Bryan nailed a dive through the ropes onto Kane.

Kane returned to the ring but was nailed with a missile dropkick for a one count.  Bryan began reacting to “yes” chants and got angry.  He began drilling Kane with a series of kicks to the chest.    He went for a kick to the head but Kane ducked under and clotheslined Bryan hard.

Kane whipped Bryan into the corner and clotheslined him.  Kane followed up with a hard running clothesline in the corner and nailed a sideslam.   Kane came off the top with a clothesline.  He went for the chokeslam but Bryan kicked out and went to the outside of the apron.  He nailed Kane but was caught with  right hand.

Bryan drilled Kane with a shot to the jaw to no effect.  Kane lost it and began stomping the hell out of Bryan.  The referee warned him he would be DQ’d if he didn’t stop.  That allowed Bryan to nail the distract Kane and attempt to lock in the No Lock.  Bryan couldn’t get it so he kicked Kane in the head and went for the diving headbutt.  Kane caught him as he went down and rose, chokeslamming Kane.  Bryan’s reaction to all this was great.

Kane signaled for the tombstone.  Kane went for it but Bryan used an inside cradle and caught him out of nowhere for the surprise pin.

Your winner, Daniel Bryan!

Kane stalked Bryan, chasing him out after Bryan ran out following the pinfall.  The cameras followed Kane destroying the backstage area and looking for Bryan.  Josh Mathews tried to get an interview.  Kane grabbed him and asked where Bryan was.  Matthews said he left so Kane trashed him.  He stormed off, ripping apart the backstage area, screaming for Bryan.

WWE Intercontinental champion The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio

Mysterio came out in a Batman inspired outfit. Miz had the inflatable letters spelling AWESOME for his entrance.

Miz shoulderblocked down Rey.  Miz is in best physical shape of his career.    He worked over Rey early,  Rey ducked a clothesline and used a Lucha head scissor takedown.  He sent Miz into the corner but was cut off.

Miz nailed Rey who rolled through and landed on the outside.  He dared Miz to follow but ran back in when he did and cut off Miz.  Miz countered that by slamming Rey chest-first over the barricade.    He tossed the challenger back into the ring and covered him for a one count.  Miz locked in a rear chinlock, using his knee to dig into the small of Rey’s back.

Rey made a comeback but was caught and nailed with Shock Treatment.  Miz peppered Rey with a series of punches while trash talking him.  Miz covered Rey for a two count.  He locked in a cravate, trying to wear Mysterio down.

Miz worked over Rey and scored several near falls but Mysterio drilled him with a kick for a two count.   Mysterio kicked Miz but was picked up for a slam.  Rey turned that into a DDT for another near fall.  He went to the top but Miz mer him there.  Rey won that battle and was knocked off.  Rey came off with a headscissors into the ropes.  Rey nailed the 619 and went to the top for a splash but missed.

Miz went for a move but was caught with a forward roll for a two count.    Miz caught Rey with the Skull Crushing Finale and scored the pin.

Your winner, WWE Intercontionental champion The Miz!

They announced AJ would deal with Kane putting his hands on Josh Mathews on Raw.

Teddy Long and Eve were coming out of AJ’s office and talked about what a good job she was doing as GM.  As they left, WWE champion CM Punk entered and told AJ that he wanted to reiterate that putting him in a match against two opponents where he can lose without being beaten isn’t right.  AJ was zoned out and not listening.  He said that she was doing this because he turned down her proposal on Raw.  She just stared like a drone without emotion.  He said she was disrespecting him just like Cena and all the uninformed fans have been but promised he would retain the title.  He walked out and she was still somewhere on the Grid in Tron, because she sure wasn’t there.

Piers Morgan is sitting behind the announcers.

World champion Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio.

They locked up and Sheamus backed him into the corner.  They tried to muscle each other back and forth but the referee broke them up.   This time Del Rio backed up Sheamus, who nailed him with a punch.  They locked up and fell out of the ring to the floor.

Sheamus went into the ringside table.  They battled back and forth on the floor.  Sheamus tossed him back in but was kicked in the head as he returned through the ropes.  Del Rio worked over Sheamus in the corner.  Sheamus kicked off a charge and nailed a neckbreaker for a two count.  Sheamus worked over Del Rio with a series of rights.

Sheamus used a rolling senton for a two count.  Sheamus placed Alberto on the top rope and Sheamus went under putting Del Rio on his shoulders.  Alberto grabbed the buckle to hold on and ripped it off.  Del Rio escaped and went for the cross armbreaker but Sheamus slipped out and went for the Brogue Kick.

Del Rio drilled Sheamus, knocking him to the floor and rammed him backwards into the steel stairs.   Del Rio came off the top with a shoulderblock and covered him for a two count.  Sheamus fought back but was kicked in the leg and covered for a two count.

Sheamus fought his way out of a chinlock and nailed a series of headbutts but was cut off.  Alberto stomped him down to the mat and covered him for a near fall.  Del Rio mocked Sheamus’ mannerisms.   He teased going for the Brogue Kick but was cut off with a Polish Hammer.  Sheamus began working him over but was sent shoulder-first into the ringpost.  Sheamus went to the top but was nailed.  Alberto yanked him, bad arm first, off the ropes, driving him down for a two count.

Del Rio continued working over Sheamus who tried to muscle him onto his shoulders.  Alberto rolled through and locked on the cross armbreaker.  Sheamus tried to fire up and pulled Del Rio up and dropped him into a powerbomb.  Carlos Newton was smiling somewhere.

Sheamus nailed White Noise for a two count.  He set up for the Brogue Kick but Alberto stepped out of the way.  Sheamus caught him in the ropes and worked him over with a series of shots across the chest.   Sheamus rained down with punched in the corner but Del Rio dropped down and drove him into the exposed buckle.  Del Rio nailed the leaping enziguiri for a near fall.

Ricardo, who got up on the apron to celebrate, then tried to toss Del Rio a shoe but the referee saw him.  Alberto was so mad, he dragged Ricardo in and nailed him.  Ricardo rolled out but his shoe was left in the ring.  Sheamus nailed Del Rio with the shoe and hit White Noise for the pin.  Del Rio had his foot on the ropes but the referee missed it.

Your winner and still World champion, Sheamus!

WWE Tag Team champions Kofi Kingston & R-Truth vs. The Primetime Players

Truth went right after Darren Young and took him down and rained down with the punches.  The crowd began chanting “Kobe Bryant” in reference to the AW firing.  Truth worked over Young, who cut him off and ran him into The Players’ corner.

Titus O’Neal slammed down Truth for a two count.  He locked in a front facelock to wear down Truth as the crowd tried to rally him.   Truth made the hot tag to Kingston really fast and he unloaded with some offense on Titus, then drilled him with the Boom Drop.

Kingston set up the Trouble in Paradise but Young distracted him, allowing Titus to roll out of the ring.  Kofi followed him but was doubleteamed and nailed with a clothesline.  Truth tried to help but the referee forced him back to his corner.  Meanwhile, Kofi was trashed outside and deposited back in the ring.

Kingston tried to fight back but Titus was too strong.  Titus picked up Young for a suplex and dropped him down on Kingston for a two count.  The crowd began chanting for Kingston as Young tied him up on the mat.   Kingston tried to fire back but was nailed with a sideslam.

The Players tagged in and out, working over Kingston.  Kingston countered with a DDT on Titus.  Truth gets the hot tag and cleans house on Young with a series of clotheslines and a right hand.   Truth hit a spinning flying forearm and drilled him with a sitdown gourd buster but Titus broke up the pinfall.

Kingston was tossed over the top by Titus but Kingston skinned the cat, and ducked down when Titus charged.  Kofi nailed a crossbody over the top to the floor. Young rolled up Truth but was nailed with an Axe Kick for the pin.

Your winners, WWE Tag Team champions R Truth & Kofi Kingston!

WWE champion CM Punk vs. Big Show vs. John Cena

Cena was booed out of the place.   Punk came out wearing some snazzy hot pink tights.  Show dominated both early, showing his power.  The crowd went back and forth with Cena and Punk chants.

Show laid out Punk and Cena with big chops across the chest.   Cena and Punk tried to double suplex Show but he reversed it.  Show charged and hit Cena with a back splash in the corner, then followed up with one on Punk.  Punk saw it coming and dropkicked Show in the leg.  LA chanted for Punk, so they have rejected the teased heel turn.

Punk tried to go for the GTS but Show nailed Punk.  Cena tried to out-do him with an AA so Punk nailed Cena and Show collapsed down atop of him.  Show drilled Punk with a shot in the mid-section and stepped onto Punk’s body, crushing him underneath.

Show whipped Punk hard into the turnbuckles and chopped him hard.   Show continued demolishing the champ and teased the KO punch but Cena came to life working him over.  Show speared Cena and covered him for a two count.

Show set up both for a Vader bomb off the ropes.  Punk rolled out of the way but Cena ate it.  Show covered him and Punk broke it up.   Punk unloaded with some punches but was shot over the top to the floor.  He followed Punk to the outside and tossed him into the ropes.  Punk bounced off and hit hard.

Show returned to the ring.  Cena nailed some shots but was cut off with a sideslam.   Cena made a comeback and went for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but Punk took him out and nailed the flying elbow off the top for a two count.  Punk locked in the Anaconda Vice.  Show was able to power out and chopped Punk hard.  Punk rolled towards the outside.

Cena nailed Show with a shoulderblock and locked in a STF.  Show steps up and Cena lands on the buckles.  He tries for a bodypress but is caught and slammed.  Punk nailed the springboard clothesline.  He nailed a series of running knee lifts in the corner on Show.  He goes for the running bulldog but is thrown off.

Cenas goes to the top and hits the Alabama Jam onto the back of the neck of Show.  Cena locks on a STF as Punk locked on the Anaconda Vice.  Show tapped but no one knew who made him submit.  They both argued with the referee over who got the duke.

AJ Lee came out with her music and skipped to the ring.     Cena and Punk were face to face arguing.   Punk told her to “Do the right thing like Spike Lee” and told her to let the fans decide.  AJ ordered them to restart the match.

Show grabbed them both for a double chokeslam and covered Cena for a two count, then covered Punk as well.  Show  went for the KO but Cena ducked under and nailed the AA.  Punk dumped him out of the ring and covered Show for the pin.

Your winner, WWE champion CM Punk!

They showed Vince McMahon’s star on the Walk of Fame. They then showed Maria Menounos (wearing a Bob Backlund shirt), music producer and SMW backer Rick Rubin, David Arquette (holding a WCW title belt) and Piers Morgan at ringside.

They aired a trailer for “The Day”.  They showed the cast at ringside, doing the John Cena “You Can’t See Me” hand gesture.

Kevin Rudolf performed.  There were all these shots of WWE personalities dancing that were completely embarrassing to watch.  All the Divas came out and danced, even Eve who’s supposed to be a top heel.  Rosa was there.

Brock Lesnar with Paul Heyman vs. HHH

Lesnar tackled HHH into the corner and nailed a series of shoulderblocks.  HHH fired back but was forced back.  Lesnar went for the Kimura but HHH escaped.  He grabbed it again but HHH grabbed the ropes.   Lesnar didn’t let go and scissored him.  HHH nailed him to escape and clotheslines Brock over the top to the floor.

Lesnar glared at him from the floor and hit the ring, killing HHH with knees and a clothesline.   Lesnar ate another sick clothesline to the floor.   This only made Brock madder and he stalked around ringside.  Heyman told him to remember it’s his fight.  Lesnar ripped off his MMA gloves.

Lesnar used a double leg takedown and punched HHH in the back of the head.   HHH rolled to the outside and to the floor.  They battled back and forth with Lesnar getting the better of him.  Lesnar locked HHH’s arm behind him and slammed him down hard on the announcer’s table, which didn’t give at all.  Ouch.

HHH staggered towards the ring and Lesnar pulled him in by his hair.  He kneed HHH in the gut and slammed him across the “once broken” arm.  Lesnar yelled “my house” at HHH and continued working on HHH’s arm.  He stomped the hell out of HHH.

Lesnar went back to the Kimura and rammed HHH’s shoulder into the turnbuckles.  Lesnar went for the F5 but HHH slipped out.  Lesnar caught him and launched him with a German suplex.    HHH fought back with a series of strikes and a DDT.

Lesnar caught him with a Kimura but instead of breaking it, he just slammed HHH on it.   HHH rolled to the outside and Lesnar followed.  HHH tried to whip him into the ring steps but Lesnar reversed.  So far, this isn’t the monster MMA Brock that fought Cena at Extreme Rules but more the monster heel traditional wrestler Brock.

Lesnar drilled HHH into the Spanish Announcer’s Table and flipped it over.  He dove off the table on its side down onto HHH with a big shot to the neck.    Cole said he was a “Butt-kicker.”  Ugh.

Lesnar tossed HHH back into the ring.  HHH fired back but Lesnar rolled him up for a two count.   HHH kneed him to fire back and whipped Brock into the ropes.  Lesnar reversed and clothesline HHH across the face.  You could hear some “boring” screams.

Lesnar grabbed HHH who countered into a suplex.   Lesnar missed a charge in the corner.  HHH went for the Pedigree but was whipped hard into the corner and he took a Ray Stevens style bump over the top to the outside.  Haven’t seen him do that for a long time.

Lesnar went to grab him on the floor but was launched into the corner of the announcer’s table.   Lesnar began selling that he was hurt, playing off  guess his diverticulitis.  Lesnar was heard saying his stomach was hurt.  HHH nailed him in the gut again.  Lesnar rolled back in.  Heyman looked like he just lost his soul.

Lesnar went for the arm but HHH now had a weakness to attack and went after him with a series of knees.   Lesnar went down to one knee.  HHH nailed a spinebuster.  HHH went for the Pedigree but was lifted into the F5.  HHH slipped out and nailed the Pedigree for a near fall.

Lesnar lowblowed HHH.   Lesnar called for HHH to stand.  He nailed the F5 and covered HHH, who kicked out at the last minute.    Lesnar locked on the Kimura and locked it in, scissoring his body.  HHH grabbed the ropes and began nailing Lesnar in the kidneys and stomach, forcing him to break the hold.

HHH nailed the Pedigree but Lesnar grabbed the Kimura.  HHH tried to fight it off and nailed Lesnar.  They teased Lesnar was going to have his arm broken and he finally tapped.

Your winner, Brock Lesnar!

HHH refused medical help after and spent a long time in the ring recovering.  There were some boos and finally a “HHH” chant.  He demanded an EMT get out of the ring and shoved him away.  The ever sensitive crowd in LA began chanting, “You tapped out.”  HHH told the crowd that he was sorry.  He was holding his arm to the side as if it was injured.  The cameras followed him all the way out to the back.

As the show went off the air, Michael Cole said, “This is the end of HHH.”

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WWE RAW RESULTS – 8/6/12 (RAW 1001)

 

 

We start off with a look back at the first night in the AJ Era as Raw General Manager and her announcement of the main event for Raw 1001. Then we hear AJ’s announcement that we will have a Triple Threat Match at SummerSlam for the WWE Title.

We are live from San Antonio, Texas and your announcers are Michael ‘What about David Robinson Appreciation Night’ Cole and Jerry ‘I wonder if Pee Wee Herman will be here tonight or did he find the basement in the Alamo’ Lawler.

The Raw General Manager makes her way to the ring and she skips down the ramp. She welcomes everyone to Raw. She has some matches for tonight. First, Big Show will face Randy Orton. Her ex-fiancé Daniel Bryan will face John Cena tonight. The final person in the Triple Threat match . . .

will interrupt AJ before she can announce his match.

CM Punk makes his way to the ring. Punk says that he lives his life with absolutely zero regrets. He says that he is man enough to know when he made a mistake. Punk says that he did something he was not proud of. He did something he wishes he could take back, but he cannot. He grossly stepped out of line and lost his temper so he is going to apologize to AJ. His emotions got the best of him last week. He might not have been justified to get in her face and yell at her because it is not right for someone of AJ’s position to be disrespected.

Punk says that someone of his position should not be disrespected either. Punk tells AJ that he is sorry.

AJ tells Punk that she accepts his apology.

Punk says that he hopes they can stay friends. He says that AJ may fall flat on her face at times and make mistakes like putting the champion in a match that the champion can lose without being pinned. Punk wants AJ to cancel the Triple Threat Match for SummerSlam.

AJ says that she is new at this and she might make some mistakes, but the Triple Threat Match is not one of her mistakes. She says that her decision stands.

Punk says that this is AJ getting back at him for embarrassing herself by getting down on one knee to propose to him. Punk says that AJ shouldn’t be the general manager who is going to stick it to the guy that everyone likes. Punk says that he has no problem facing either in a singles match or finding a new opponent, but . . .

John Cena’s music plays and he walks to the ring.

John says that Punk has become ‘one of those guys’. He is the guy who comes out every week to demand respect. You don’t demand respect, you earn it. Cena says that if you deserve respect because you are the champion, he has eleven of those and he has to fight each and every day for respect.

Cena says that if Punk wants to play the blame game, it is on Punk. Cena says that Punk got involved and he forced it into a Triple Threat Match. John stops to smell the GM and introduce himself.

Punk tells John that he has not become anything. Cena is the guy who turned a blind eye to facts. Punk says that Cena stuck his nose into Punk while he was doing commentary. Cena came barreling over the table onto him. Cena put his hands on him and Punk reminds Cena that he is the WWE Champion. He will not be disrespected. He will not be disrespected by John Cena, the Big Show, or anybody.

Punk says that he saved Cena’s life. Punk says that Cena was going to be flattened by Big Show in the AA.

Cena reminds Punk that he is in a Triple Threat Match and the champion does not do well as the champion in a triple threat match. Cena suggests that Punk won’t be the champion after SummerSlam.

Punk says that they should check Gray’s Sport Almanac to see who won last year and Punk reminds Cena that he won last year at SummerSlam.

Big Show makes his way to the ring and AJ stops the insanity.

She says that things will not get out of hand on her show. AJ tells Cena and Show to save their aggression for matches tonight.

Punk points out that the champion does not have a match, and he deserves to be in the main event.

AJ tells Punk that he will be wrestling tonight but she says that the WWE Universe will choose his opponent tonight. AJ says that the fans will choose Punk’s opponent on Twitter. The choices are Miz, Kane, or Rey Mysterio. AJ tells Punk that his match is next.

We see footage from a few months ago when Triple H’s arm got broken. Brock and Hunter are in San Antonio tonight. What will happen?

Match Number One: CM Punk versus Rey Mysterio in a Fans Choose the Opponent Match

They lock up and Punk backs Rey into the corner and he gives a clean break. Rey tries for a drop toe hold and he finally gets Punk to the mat. Rey works on the leg but Punk is able to apply a hammer lock. Rey with a flying mare and kicks to the leg.

Rey with an Irish whip but Rey goes into the post when Punk moves on a flying shoulder into the corner. Punk gets a near fall. Punk with a slam to Rey followed by a leg drop for a near fall. Punk with a figure four head scissors. Rey with a kick to the knee but Punk with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall. Punk with a belly-to-back suplex and then he goes to the turnbuckles.

Rey recovers and hits a drop kick that sends Punk to the floor. Rey goes to the apron for a seated splash and both men are down as we go to commercial.

We are back and both men are down. Rey goes up top and connects with forearms to the chest before pulling Punk to the turnbuckles. Punk with a double chop and forearm followed by a superplex. Punk is only able to get a two count. We see footage during the commercial when Rey set up for the 619 but Punk with a clothesline to stop Rey from this attempt at the move.

Punk with a body scissors and elbows to the upper chest. Rey bites Punk’s hand to get out of the hold. Punk throws Rey under the bottom rope but Rey gets back to the apron and connects with an elbow. Rey goes up top for a seated senton. Punk with a kick but he gives Rey a sunset flip but you don’t do that to Rey. Rey rolls through and kicks Punk and gets a near fall.

Rey with a kick but Punk gets Rey on his shoulders. Rey escapes and he kicks Punk in the knees and Punk falls into the ropes. Rey with the 619 and he goes up top for the splash but Punk gets his knees up. Punk with the Go To Sleep for the three count.

Winner: CM Punk

After the match, Punk gets on the turnbuckles and celebrates his victory.

We go to the back and Alberto Del Rio is trying to park. Ricardo yells at the people in the back to move the table. Ricardo opens the door and he tries to explain the situation to Alberto but Alberto yells at Ricardo and tells him to go.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a Wade Barrett video package and he says that the Barrage has just begun.

AJ is in her office and Alberto and Ricardo enter. Alberto says that AJ is doing a fantastic job as the new General Manager of Raw, unlike the job that Booker T is doing on Smackdown. Alberto says that both of them know that he doesn’t have do anything before SummerSlam.

AJ says that she doesn’t have anything for Alberto.

Alberto says something is crazy and AJ overreacts and she says that Alberto has a match and it is next. Alberto is not happy and he yells at Ricardo to get his bags.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Christian versus Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez)

Christian punches Del Rio in the turnbuckles and Del Rio goes to the floor. He pulls Christian to the floor and sends Christian into the ring post. Del Rio Irish whips Christian into the ringside barrier before returning to the ring and Del Rio gets a near fall. Del Rio punches Christian in the arm and then stomps on the arm and gets a near fall. Del Rio with an arm bar.

Christian with a punch but Del Rio with a head butt and divorce court. Del Rio tells Christian that he is nothing and he kicks Christian. Christian with a punch and clothesline. Christian slingshots to the floor and then he punches Del Rio. Christian goes up top and hits a cross body and gets a near fall.

Del Rio with a kick and then he tries to work on the arm but Christian blocks it and gets a near fall. Del Rio with a kick to the shoulder followed by an arm wringer. Del Rio with a kick to the arm and then he goes to the turnbuckles but misses a back senton.

Christian gets ready for the spear but Del Rio with a super kick and then Del Rio tries to float over but Christian counters. Christian tries for the Killswitch but Del Rio escapes. Ricardo distracts Christian and gives Del Rio time to recover and he hits Christian with his boot and then applies the cross arm breaker and gets Christian to tap out.

Winner: Alberto Del Rio

After the match, Sheamus gets Bertie’s attention. He says that Alberto was right that he is beneath him so he is going to do something about that. He will start with the car. He tells Ricardo not to leave the keys in the car the next time he gets Alberto’s gear. Sheamus says that he is going to take the car on a sight seeing tour of San Antonio. Sheamus says that he feels classier already.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Three: Randy Orton versus Big Show

They lock up and Show sends Orton to the mat and then he punches Orton in the midsection. Orton with punches and kicks followed by clotheslines into the corner. Orton climbs the turnbuckles and he punches Show. Show pushes Orton off the ropes and then Show with a side slam for a near fall.

Show waits for Orton to get up and he tells Orton that he is in over his head. Show with a head butt to Orton. Orton punches Show but Show with a back elbow and he applies a reverse chin lock. Orton with elbows followed by a punch but Show sends Orton into the corner. Show runs into boots from Orton. Orton tries for a few clotheslines but Show stays on his feet. Orton with a drop kick and Show goes down.

Orton looks into the crowd and it is push up time. Orton waits for the RKO but Show grabs Orton by the throat and hits a choke slam but Orton gets his shoulder up. Show pulls Orton from the floor to the apron but Randy drops Show on the top rope.

Show with a shoulder tackle that sends Orton through the ropes and to the floor. Show goes to the floor and they exchange punches while the referee continues his count. Show with a chop to the chest and then he sends Orton back into the ring. Show signals for the choke slam and he grabs Orton. Orton with kicks to the leg and Show sends Orton over the top rope to the floor.

Show goes back to the floor and he chops Orton against the announce table. Show wants to send Orton into the ring post but Orton escapes and he sends Show into the post. Show with a spear and the referee gets to ten.

Double Count Out

After the match, they return to the ring and Show waits for the knockout punch but Orton ducks it and hits the RKO.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks are in the ring. That must mean it is feeding time at the Ryback Zoo.

Ryback is in the Goldman Box and he says that Reks and Hawkins will be fed to him tonight.

Match Number Four: Ryback versus Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks

Reks starts off and he kicks Ryback and connects with knees. Ryback with a power slam to Reks and a forearm to the back. Reks avoids a slam and he connects with a forearm. Reks with a punch and he tags in Hawkins but Ryback with a boot to the chest. He sends Hawkins into the corner and he tags Reks back in.

Ryback brings Reks into the ring and Hawkins distracts Ryback and Reks with a boot and he gets a near fall. Hawkins tags back in and he applies a front face lock before tagging Reks back in. Reks with forearms to the back and Hawkins is tagged back in. They hit a double gourdbuster for a near fall.

Hawkins with a reverse chin lock. Ryback sends Hawkins to the mat but Reks grabs the leg and Hawkins charges at Ryback but Ryback back body drops Hawkins over the top rope onto Reks. Ryback with a spinebuster and he does the Chong Li to set up for the lariat. Ryback with the marching muscle buster on Hawkins for the three count.

Winner: Ryback

Match Number Five: Darren Young and Titus O’Neil with Abraham Washington versus Epico and Primo

Darren pushes Epico and Epico with a drop kick before the match starts.

The match starts and Titus with a forearm to Primo and Darren is tagged in. They hit a double shoulder tackle and then Young has something to say to Primo. Primo with a chop and Irish whip but Young sends Primo to the turnbuckles but Primo with a head stand and kicks to Young for a near fall. Young runs Primo into the corner and he tags in Titus.

Titus with punches to Primo and then he throws him across the ring. Titus stretches the arm in the ropes. Primo with a chop but Titus with a knee and a pump handle slam. Darren tags in and Titus with a gourdbuster of Darren onto Primo. Young with a rear chin lock and his knee in Primo’s back.

Young turns it into a reverse chin lock and Primo with punches. Young tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Primo is able to counter with a lateral press. Young with a power slam and Irish whip but he runs into an elbow from Primo.

Epico tags in and he punches and chops Young. Epico with a flying clothesline and drop kick followed by a back body drop. Epico with a drop kick on the apron followed by three belly-to-back suplexes on Young. Titus pulls Young to the floor and Abe says that they are done.

Kofi Kingston’s music plays and the champions make their way onto the stage.

Epico and Primo go after Young and O’Neil. Epico with a lungblower for the three count.

Winners: Primo and Epico

Michael Cole mentions Damien Sandow and Jerry says that he has been impressive. We take a look back at what happened with Damien Sandow when he decided to talk to Degeneration X. Then we go to what Sandow did to Brodus Clay last week on Raw.

Damien walks through the back and Josh Mathews stops him. Damien says that as the intellectual savior and martyr, he is here to stop all foolishness. Anyone who engages in a ridiculous action like dancing only contributes to the delinquency of society. Tonight, he will take care of Brodus Clay for the betterment of society. Damien thanks Josh and leaves.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Six: Brodus Clay (with the Funkettes) versus Damien Sandow

Sandow attacks Brodus on the stage before he can get to the ring. Sandow kicks and punches Clay on the floor. Clay sends Sandow onto the stage. While Clay removes his pants, Sandow with a splash off the ramp and then he goes for the injured leg. Sandow with boots to the leg followed by a punch. Sandow puts Clay’s leg on the stage and then he stomps on it a few times. Sandow works on the leg and the referee warns Sandow even though there has been no start to the match.

Damien tells everyone they are welcome and then he tells Brodus that he did this to himself.

AJ is in her office and she is in deep thought. We see that Daniel Bryan is in the room too. She tells Daniel that he might be sane, but he has definite anger management issues.

Daniel says that maybe it had something to do with being left at the altar. Bryan says that he likes the decision to put him in a match with John Cena because when he wins, she will have to make it a Fatal Four Way at SummerSlam.

AJ tells Daniel that he already has a match at SummerSlam . . . against Kane.

We get a Yes . . . No . . . Rabbit Season . . . Duck Season back and forth.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Jerry wonders where Sheamus is driving Alberto’s car.

Match Number Six: Kelly Kelly versus Eve Torres

Eve has something to say to Kelly before they lock up and she walks past Kelly and leaves the ring but Kelly brings her back in and sends Eve to the mat. Kelly with a Thesz Press and then she punches Eve. Kelly sends Eve into the turnbuckles and it is time for the handspring back elbow and stinkface. Eve goes to the floor and Kelly follows after her.

Kelly with a forearm and Irish whip into the ringside barrier. Kelly rolls Eve back into the ring and Kelly goes up top for a cross body and gets a near fall. Eve with an Irish whip and Kelly tries to float over but Eve sends Kelly face first into the mat. Eve with kicks and then she goes to the turnbuckles to choke Kelly.

Eve with a choke on Kelly but Kelly gets free and she punches Eve. Eve with a knee but Kelly with a punch and rana for the three count.

Winner: Kelly Kelly

Michael Cole reminds us of what Sheamus did to Alberto Del Rio’s vehicle earlier in the night.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for San Antonio’s favorite son, Shawn Michaels to come to the ring.

We see Jerry and Michael giving Shawn a standing ovation.

Shawn soaks in the ovation of the crowd and then he says that it doesn’t matter how many times he tells the WWE that he cannot come out like this because he is out of shape.

Shawn says that he has to thank the WWE Universe for allowing him once again to be part of history. A few weeks ago at Raw 1000, it was truly a historic moment with the reunion of Degeneration X.

Shawn says that he is pretty comfortable watching the world go by, but with Raw in his hometown, he figured that there is no way that ole HBK is going to miss that. Shawn says that the irony is that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

He walked into the locker room and he saw some new faces, but the scuttlebutt is the same. People are talking about the confrontation at SummerSlam between Triple H and Brock Lesnar. They are asking Shawn what his opinion is and . . .

Brock Lesnar’s music plays and Brock and Paul Heyman make their way onto the stage. Brock does the Brock Bounce before making his way to the ring.

Heyman tells Shawn that it is not surprising to him that everyone wants to know what Shawn thinks about the match between his client Brock Lesnar and Shawn’s best friend Triple H. Paul says that Shawn is the greatest in ring entertainer in the history of WWE.

Paul says that him and Brock would seek out his opinion, but not for this match in particular. Paul says that Brock is not going to go into SummerSlam as an entertainer. He is not going to entertain with Triple H at SummerSlam. Paul says that Brock doesn’t care about entertaining. Brock Lesnar is coming to SummerSlam to fight Triple H and prove that he is the baddest dude on the planet.

Shawn tells Paul that he is not here to dispute the attributes of Brock Lesnar. He tells Paul not to put words in his mouth. Any other time, with any other guy. Shawn says that Brock has gone somewhere he shouldn’t go with Triple H or any man. They made it personal. They have turned Hunter into someone he does not recognize.

Shawn says that they might not be asking for it, but he will give them his opinion. Shawn says that the guy he is going with is Triple H. Shawn says that he believes it to his core. He believes it so much that he wants to see it personally.

Shawn says that he will be in Hunter’s corner to see him beat Brock Lesnar.

Paul says that is the ‘big announcement’ and the moment in time when they play the end of Triple H’s career. Paul says that Shawn had his choice and option to walk away. It is bad enough that Triple H’s wife and children will have to witness what Brock is going to do to Triple H.

Brock says that the only reason that Shawn thinks that Triple H can beat him is that Shawn has never been in the ring with him . . . until now.

Triple H’s music plays and that means that Shawn and Brock will stand still until Hunter makes his way to the ring.

Hunter enters the ring and he stares down Brock.

Brock thinks about attacking Hunter or Shawn, but he just smiles and says that he will see Hunter at SummerSlam. He tells Shawn that he will see him before then.

Michael Cole reminds us one more time that Sheamus stole Alberto Del Rio’s car. Michael shows us Sheamus’ tout from the Alamo.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Chris Jericho is at the announce table with Michael and Jerry to watch the next match.

Match Number Seven: Alex Riley versus Dolph Ziggler (with Vickie Guerrero)

Ziggler avoids Riley and then he struts before looking at Chris Jericho at ringside. Ziggler wit a waist lock but Riley with an arm wringer that sends Dolph to the mat. They lock up and Ziggler works on the arm but Riley with a single leg sweep and gets a near fall. Riley with an arm drag into an arm bar. Ziggler backs Riley into the corner and connects with a knee and punch instead of a clean break.

Ziggler with kicks to Riley in the corner. Ziggler with an elbow to the back of the head. Ziggler takes some time to say something to Jericho and Riley with punches to Ziggler but Ziggler with a drop kick and he wants to know if Jericho saw that.

Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop and he gets a near fall. Riley punches Ziggler but Ziggler with kicks to Riley. Ziggler with another kick to the head and he punches Riley. The referee warns Ziggler. Riley with punches and a hip toss but he misses a charge into the corner and his shoulder hits the post.

Ziggler with a neck breaker and Ziggler looks at Jericho and then he does the Jericho pose. Jericho says that he is going to tout the match and Ziggler gets rolled up by Riley and Riley gets the three count.

Winner: Alex Riley

After the match, Jericho comments on how Ziggler talks about how Chris cannot win the big ones, but Ziggler cannot win the little ones.

We are told by Michael Cole that Miz and Kane will meet tonight.

We go to commercial.

We are back and did you know that Sheamus stole Alberto Del Rio’s car? We have the Touts to prove it.

Match Number Eight: Kane versus Miz in a Fans Don’t Like Them as Much As Rey Match

They lock up and Kane with a clean break but Miz with a punch. Kane sends Miz into the corner and he punches Miz. Kane stops before the referee gets to his five count. Miz avoids a boot in the corner and Miz goes for the hamstring. Kane tries for a slam but Miz escapes and he clips Kane. Miz with a DDT for a near fall.

Miz kicks Kane in the leg and he continues to work on the leg. Kane with uppercuts to Miz but Miz with a drop kick to the knee and Kane goes down. Miz with a running boot to the head for a near fall. Miz with a reverse chin lock. Kane with punches but Miz with kicks.

Kane with another uppercut followed by a slam and drop kick. Kane gets a near fall. Kane with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner but he misses a second one. Miz tries for the Skull Crushing Finale but Kane backs Miz into the corner. Miz with a drop kick to the knee and Kane hits the turnbuckles.

Miz goes for the Awesome Clothesline but Kane with snake eyes and then he hits a choke slam on Miz for the three count.

Winner: Kane

We go to commercial.

We are back and Sheamus is back with the BertieMobile. Sheamus says that is a better ride than his mule. He tells a backstage worker to take care of the car.

We see Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez in the back and they see what happened to the car. Alberto blames Ricardo for what happened and he tells Ricardo to clean up this mess.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Nine: Daniel Bryan versus John Cena

They lock up and Cena with a side head lock. Cena with a clean break. Bryan says that this is about him and he wants everyone to stop chanting for or against Cena. Bryan leaves the ring and he starts to yell at fans at ringside.

Cena with a hip toss when Bryan returns to the ring and Cena gets a near fall. Cena with a reverse chin lock on Bryan. Bryan with elbows but Cena with a shoulder tackle and side head lock take down. Bryan works on the arm and he takes Cena to the mat with an arm bar.

Cena gets to his feet and Bryan goes to the floor on an Irish whip. Cena chases after Bryan and Bryan with a drop kick to the leg and Cena is knocked off the apron and then he goes to the apron. Bryan with a running knee of the apron and we go to commercial with Bryan yelling at a fan in the front row.

We are back and Bryan with a hammer lock but Cena powers out of the hold. Bryan with a kick to the leg. Bryan with kicks of No in the corner. Bryan with the running drop kick into the corner and he gets a near fall. Bryan with kicks in the corner and the referee warns him. Cena with an Irish whip and back body drop.

Bryan with a drop toe hold that sends Cena into the turnbuckles and then Bryan kicks the ropes and he gets a near fall. Bryan with a hammer lock but Cena gets to his feet again. Cena gets Bryan on his shoulders but Bryan gets to his feet again and he kicks Cena in the hamstring and then hits a leaping knee drop and gets a near fall.

Bryan returns to the hammer lock and a kick to the midsection. Cena with two flying shoulder tackles followed by the Blue Thunder Bomb and it is time for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena gets Bryan on his shoulders for the Attitude Adjustment but Bryan counters with a Guillotine Choke.

Cena runs Bryan into the turnbuckles to try to get out of the hold but Bryan holds on and Bryan gets Cena on the mat. Cena gets back to his feet and he runs Bryan into the turnbuckles to get out of the hold. Cena with a drop toe hold but Bryan kicks Cena away.

Bryan with a rollup for a near fall followed by a kick to the head. Bryan gets a near fall on Cena. Bryan goes up top for the diving head butt and he hits it but can only get a near fall. Bryan with kicks of No to the chest and then he tries for the round kick but Cena ducks it and he puts Bryan in the STF. Bryan is able to counter and he applies the No Lock but Cena counters and he gets Bryan up for an Attitude Adjustment and the three count.

Winner: John Cena

After the match, CM Punk’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring and he looks like he is ready for a fight. He holds up the title belt in Cena’s face. Cena says that the belt will be his. Cena pushes Punk out of the way when he seeds Big Show coming to the ring. Cena with a few shoulder tackles and Show tries for a choke slam. Cena gets Show on his shoulders but Punk hits Show to knock Cena down as well.

Punk gets on the mic and he says that maybe Cena is right that it is Punk’s fault that he is in the Triple Threat Match. Maybe he is letting people disrespect him. Punk says that he has been smiling and kissing babies to make people happy. Big Show and John Cena are getting acquainted with the mat. Raw ends the same with with CM Punk standing tall holding his title, showing that he is the best in the world. Anyone else who gets in his way will be lying on the mat like Big Show and John Cena.

Punk returns to the ring and Big Show knocks out CM Punk. Show does the same to John Cena. Show holds the title over his head as we go to credits.

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Michael Cole mentions that the evening is eventful so far. Jerry Lawler mentions that there was a pyro situation where the TitanTron caught on fire. We see the footage of the fire.

It is time for a video package to remind everyone what they saw last week on Raw as the milestone of 1000 episodes of Raw was achieved. (remember that Raw 2000 will take place on September 22, 2031). We end with what Punk did to the Rock.

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WWE Night Of Champions PPV Results – 9/18/11

The announcing team is Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and Booker T.

WWE Tag Team champions Air Boom vs. The Miz & R-Truth

Miz and Truth rapped a re-worked version of R-Truth’s theme music, which is now titled “You Suck.”

Kofi and Miz started off. Miz maneuvered him into the corner and headbutt him in the corner. Kingston then caught him with a right hand as Miz argued with the referee. Someone watched the Mayweather fight.

Bourne tagged in and then tagged Miz with several kicks to the leg. Kofi leapt off Bourne’s back to nail a flying forearm in the corner for a two count. Truth tagged in but was immediately hiptossed, Bourne and Kingston nailed a headscissors on Truth, then double dropkicked Miz. The challengers went to the floor, where the champs hit stereo dives off the top on them.

Bourne tossed Truth back into the ring and scored a near fall. Truth came back with a series of punches, working over Bourne on the mat. Truth choked Bourne in the ropes near his corner, allowing Miz to sneak in a kick for another two count. Miz tagged in and hit a running boot to the face for another near fall, then cinched in a rear chinlock.

Miz and Truth nailed a double shoulderblock on Bourne, with Truth scoring another two count. Truth locked in a front facelock but was backdropped over by Bourne. Bourne tried to make it to his partner for a tag but Miz tagged in and nailed Bourne first, peppering him with punches.

Miz began nailing punches while dancing around but Bourne turned the Skull Crushing Finale attempt into a forward roll and made the tag to Kingston. Kingston cleaned house on Miz and nailed the Boom Drop. Kofi set up for Trouble in Paradise but Truth went to nail him. Kofi dropped him first and nailed Miz with the S.O.S. for a two count.

Truth nailed Kingston from behind and Miz nailed a jawbreaker into a DDT for a two count. Kingston went to make a tag but Miz grabbed him. Bourne faked a tag and nailed a missile dropkick on Miz. Miz argued over the tag with Bourne and was caught with a reverse rollup for a two count. Bourne went for Air Bourne but Miz slipped out of the way and nailed DDT. Kingston broke it up at the last second.

Truth tagged in but the referee didn’t see it. The referee argued with Truth and put him into the corner. Miz grabbed Bourne and nailed the Skull Crushing Finale and had him pinned but Truth was arguing with the referee and the ref missed it. He finally went to make the count but Bourne kicked out. Miz began arguing with the referee and shoved him down, getting his team DQ’d.

Your winners and still WWE Tag Team champions, Air Boom, by DQ.

The referee argued with Miz and was shoved back down. Truth backed Miz off and pulled up the referee, apologizing, then nailed him as well. Miz screamed that he was sick of this and the conspiracy.

Matt Striker grabbed Truth and Miz and warned them that attacking the referee could lead to a fine or suspension. They didn’t care. Truth said he wasn’t a referee but a conspirator and they tired of it. Striker said that the COO might not agree and Miz said that he didn’t care and after tonight, HHH might not be COO anyway. I don’t know if they meant it to be a hint they would get involved later on in the HHH-Punk thing, but you could certainly have taken it that way.

WWE Intercontinental champion Cody Rhodes vs. Ted DiBiase

They locked up and DiBiase locked in a side headlock. Rhodes shot him into the ropes but had a hiptoss blocked. They had some nice back and forth wrestling early. DiBiase scored a near fall after a short arm clothesline, then began working over Rhodes’ arm.

Rhodes nailed DiBiase but was caught with a dropkick as he rebounded off the ropes. DiBiase went after the mask but the referee stopped him. Rhodes slapped Ted, who grabbed him with a double leg takedown. Rhodes cut off DiBiase with a knee to the gut and a knee to the head for a two count.

Rhodes controlled DiBiase, working on his arm and shoulder. DiBiase went for a monkey flip out of the corner and the referee counted both of their shoulder down, so they bridged up at the same time. Rhodes was really good trashtalking DiBiase during the match. He missed a charge into the corner and was nailed with a hiptoss and some right hands. DiBiase went for a dropkick but Rhodes held onto the ropes and there was no water in the pool.

Rhodes locked on an abdominal stretch near the ropes (but shockingly didn’t use it for leverage). DiBiase eventually powered out of it with a hiptoss. Rhodes cut him off and covered him for a two count. Rhodes continued to work on the arm with a hammerlock them went for a modified crossface. DiBiase powered out and nailed several elbows to the gut. Rhodes dropped down and nailed an uppercut but DiBiase came back with an inverted atomic drop.

DiBiase nailed a clothesline for a two count but was kicked off during a charge in the corner. Undaunted, DiBiase nailed a sitdown spinebuster as Rhodes went after him. DiBiase went for Dream Street but was tossed off. DiBiase nailed a dropkick and covered him for another near fall. Technically, this is really good but you don’t get the impression the crowd is invested in it.

They battled on the ropes but Rhodes headbutt him off. DiBiase came back to toss Rhodes off the top, then ripped Rhodes’ mask off. The crowd popped for that. DiBiase went to nail Cody with it but Cody ducked and rolled him up, hooking the tights for the pinfall.

Your winner and still WWE Intercontinental champion, Cody Rhodes!

Rey Mysterio stars in a new commercial for Lightstrike, a Laser Tag type toy. The commercial actually noted “Rey Mysterio not included.”

Christian made his way to the ring in street clothes. He took the mic and said that he spoke to Teddy Long and Teddy Long earlier tonight. He said they are too self absorbed to do the right thing, so he will. Christian said he’s been in the business for 17 years and amassed a laundry list of legendary matches, so he deserves one more match to become the World champion. He said that whoever wins Orton vs. Henry tonight, he should get a title shot against them immediately tonight. He said he wanted to put it into terms Buffalo could understand.

He explained that they never won the Super Bowl, are never going to win the Super Bowl, but he has won it…twice as World champion. He said he’s a champion and it’s the Night of Champions. He asked everyone who agrees with him to stand up and let their voices be heard. He asked them to chant “One More Match.” A decent amount of fans did.

Out came Sheamus, also wearing street clothes. Christian told him that this didn’t confirm him but Sheamus said it did since he was also a former World champion. He made a joke that was awful about giving away his Uncle’s testicles to get it.

Christian said that at least he has the testicles to say he deserves one more match. Sheamus said that he wanted to get the first title shot if Christian won and Christian agreed. So, Sheamus led the “One More Match” chant himself, then shocked Christian with a Brogue Kick.

WWE United States champion Dolph Ziggler vs. Jack Swagger (both with Vickie Guerrero) vs. John Morrison vs. Alex Riley

This should be interesting since the booking of them of late has been nothing to be proud of. Good pop for Riley’s entrance. Guerrero came out with Ziggler. All four started in the ring at the same time, brawling in the corner. Morrison ran Swagger into the buckles and battled him. Swagger shoved him over the top to the floor. Riley dispatched the champ at the same time but was caught with a clothesline.

Swagger battered the back of Riley’s neck. He missed a clothesline but was caught by Riley with one for a two count. Riley went for a pescado to the outside but Ziggler stepped out of the way and Riley hit hard. Morrison returned to the ring and nailed Swagger with a leaping enziguiri. Ziggler broke it up. Morrison dropkicked him out of the ring and landed atop Swagger for another two count.

Swagger hiptossed Morrison over the top to the floor. He and Ziggler argued in the center of the ring. Guerrero told them to stop. Ziggler tried to trick Swagger into laxing his guard by arguing with Vickie but was caught and clotheslined. Riley nailed Swagger and covered him but Guerrero put his foot on the ropes. Ziggler nailed Riley and asked Guerrero if she just cost him his match, which made no sense since she just saved the belt. Morrison nailed him with a springboard kick and covered him for a two count.

Ziggler gained control and clubbed Morrison across the back. Morrison came back with a forearm and muscled Ziggler to the top turnbuckle. Morrison went for a superplex but Ziggler fought him off and tied him upside down. Riley hit the ropes and went for a suplex on the champ but Morrison pulled himself up and while tied, tossed him off with a suplex throw. Nice spot. Swagger then leapt onto the corner and superplexed Ziggler out. Good stuff.

Morrison began hitting some hot offense on Ziggler and Swagger. He nailed a float over DDT, then nailed a standing Spanish Fly on Riley for another two count. He placed Riley in the corner and went for Starship Pain, but Riley got his knees up. Ziggler went for the sleeper but before Riley could break it up.

Swagger grabbed him in an anklelock. Morrison went to the ropes and the outside to break it up. Riley kicked Swagger into Ziggler and nailed his finisher for a two count on Swagger. Swagger went back into the anklelock. Morrison dove but Swagger ducked and nailed the Doctor Bomb. Ziggler nailed Swagger and pinned the stunned Morrison.

Your winner and still WWE United States champion, Dolph Ziggler!

Josh Mathews asked Mark Henry about his chances tonight, saying he hasn’t gotten the job done. Henry shoved him away and says that he has a message for the doubters and said he would get the job done. He told Mathews to come down after the match and interview the new champion.

An elated Vickie Guerrrero was interviewed by Matt Striker. Guerrero said the U.S. champ works for her, Swagger wants to work for her and the entire locker room is buzzing because they are finally recognizing her talents. She said that after tonight, when HHH loses, she might end up the new COO and excitedly kissed a shocked Matt Striker. He made the Jimmy Snuka “I Love You” hand sign after she left. They plugged the Hell in A Cell PPV at ringside while Lawler was disgusted by the idea of Vickie being in charge.

World champion Randy Orton vs. Mark Henry

They locked up and Henry powered Orton into the corner. Orton met Henry with a series of right hands and kicks to bring Henry down to his knees, then began nailing the Garvin Stomp, followed by a kneedrop. Henry was tossed to the outside and an enraged Henry began beating the ringside table.

Back in the ring, Orton slipped out of a press slam and went for the RKO but Henry nailed him with a hard kick to the head. Henry began whipping him hard into the buckles and nailed a running Avalanche. Henry went for the World’s Strongest Slam but Orton slipped out as he was raised and jumped on Henry’s back with a sleeper.

Henry backed up into the corner, where Orton nailed him across the chest with shots. Henry drilled him with a right, sending Orton off the ropes and down to the floor. Henry followed and stalked Orton on the outside, ramming him back-first into the apron. Henry worked over Orton back in the ring, standing on his back. Orton sold that like he was shot with a Tazer.

Mark Henry nailed a splash but Orton got up at the last second. Orton tried to fire back but was dazed with a headbutt in the corner. Henry clubbed him back down. Henry dropped an elbow and covered Orton for a two count. Henry measured Orton’s arm and kicked him, taking him down. Henry began choking at Orton, yelling at him that he told Orton it was going to be like this. Henry was awesome.

Orton began to come back with offense, nailing several European uppercuts. He began beating Henry with a series of punches in the corner. The referee pulled Orton off. Orton nailed a running clothesline but Henry didn’t budge. A second doesn’t do the trick but a dropkick does. Henry rolled to the apron, where Orton tried to grab him for the hanging DDT. Henry nailed Orton and nailed the World’s Strongest Slam, but Orton kicked out.

Orton made a comeback with a hard knee and a DDT. He set up for the RKO but Henry simply rolled out of the ring again to the outside. Orton set him up for the hanging DDT and covered him but Henry grabbed the bottom rope to break the pinfall attempt. Henry mounted a comeback and took out Orton’s knee. Henry waited for Orton to get to his feet, favoring the leg badly, then kicked Orton back down.

Orton pulled himself up and went for the RKO but Henry shoved him off, nailed the World’s Strongest Slam and pinned Orton clean for the title.

Your winner and new World champion, Mark Henry!

Josh Mathews came to the ring and congratulated Henry. Henry took the mic and told Mathews that he didn’t believe Henry would win the most coveted title in wrestling. He told the crowd not to cheer him because they are all liars, doubters and haters.

He welcomed them all into his Hall of Pain. He told them they didn’t deserve to share this with him. He said he was going to be the most dominant champion of all time and would face all comers. He promised he would never, ever lose the title. AWESOME heel promo. You could hear Henry getting choked up as he gave it.

Backstage, WWE champion Alberto Del Rio was telling Johnny Ace that what was booked on Raw was a travesty. Ace threw HHH under the bus and said it was his call. Del Rio told him it wasn’t his fault but after he beats Cena tonight, the company better treat him with respect.

Del Rio walked off and CM Punk was there. Big pop from the crowd for Punk. Ace wished him good luck. Punk didn’t believe him and mocked him. Ace said when he says it he means it. Punk said, “Yeah, good luck…like Best of Luck in your future endeavors?” He walked off. Ace started to text someone.

WWE Divas champion Kelly Kelly (with Eve Torres) vs. Beth Phoenix (with Natalya)

Nice pop for Phoenix in her hometown. They locked up and Beth shoved the champ to the ropes. She broke clean so Kelly grabbed a headlock. Phoenix powered her off but missed an elbowdrop. Big “Kelly sucks” chant. Kelly went for a dive off the ropes and landed on Phoenix’s shoulders, then covered him for a two count.

Kelly did a handstand like Tarantula move. She dove off the top but was caught and dropped into a gutbuster. Phoenix began spanking her. Phoenix measured her and nailed a running kneelift, then ground her boot into Kelly’s face. Phoenix choked her against the ropes, then did the Tully Blanchard slingshot under the ropes. I want to marry this woman! She covered Beth again for a two count.

Phoenix went for a sideslam but Kelly slipped over and nailed a bulldog. Natalya pulled Beth out. Eve jumped Natalya. Beth grabbed Eve and nailed her on the floor as well. Kelly played opossum and tried to roll up Beth for a two count. She followed up with another rollup. Phoenix missed a charge in the corner.

Kelly went for the K2 but Phoenix flipped her over and clotheslined her. Phoenix set up Kelly on the top turnbuckle. Beth set up for a superplex and nailed it. They are working their asses off. Phoenix covered her after taking a long time to get the pin but Kelly kicked up. Phoenix was then shocked by a rollup and covered for the pin.

Your winner and still WWE Divas champion, Kelly Kelly!

Phoenix was despondent in the ring, shocked by her loss.

WWE champion Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena

Del Rio came out walking, upset about his car not being there. John Cena then drove out in the car. Del Rio demanded that Ricardo announce him in Spanish to get heat, stopping Justin Roberts from making the official ring announcements. Cena then took the mic and stopped Roberts from making his ring announcement for Cena. Cena told Del Rio said that he hates the fact that Del Rio thinks he’s better than all these people and that he’s in a class of himself. He said that he doesn’t have his own garbage ring announcer but he’ll give it a try and introduced himself, saying he was a “fighting Fruity Pebble.” He let Roberts do his name after giving out a ton of nicknames.

Cena took over Del Rio with a headlock takedown. He was shoved off into the ropes but shoulderblocked Del Rio down. Tons of dueling chants. Del Rio took control with several kicks but wa shoulderblocked back down. Cena nailed a bulldog but was tripped by Ricardo. The referee tossed him out of the ringside area.

Cena unloaded on Del Rio but missed a charge in the corner. Del Rio kicked him hard in the back and ribs, then sent him to the floor. Alberto followed and shoved him backward into the announcing table. Del Rio tossed him back into the ring and ascended to the top rope, coming off with a shot and locked in a rear chinlock. Cena powerd out and slammed Del Rio over, covering him for a two count.

Cena whipped Del Rio into the corner, then nailed a Perfectplex for a two count. Del Rio snapped Cena’s arm and covered him but Cena made it to the ropes. Del Rio waited for Cena to return to his feet and kicked him in the face. Del Rio kicked him hard and covered him for a two count. Alberto worked over Cena and covered him for a two count.

They locked up and Cena used a sloppy looking belly to belly suplex but was too hurt to make the cover. The referee nearly counted both men down. They returned to their feet but nailed a double clothesline, taking each other out again. The referee began counting them both down but they made it to their feet. Del Rio started drilling Cena with several kicks. Cena ended up on the apron hanging off the ropes to save himself. Cena finally snapped his throat over the ropes, recovered and charged the ring, only to be cut off with another clothesline for a two count.

Del Rio charged Cena in the ropes but Cena moved and Del Rio took a sick backfirst bump to the outside through the ropes (think Chris Hamrick and Heavy Metal). Cena suplexed him back into the ring from the apron when Del Rio recovered enough to get back up. The ref started counting both down. Cena recovered first and nailed all his trademark offense to set up the Five Knuckle Shuffle.

Cena went for the Attitude Adjustment but Cena slipped out and nailed the enziguiri for a near fall. He set up Cena for the cross armbreaker but was shoved off. Cena hit a splash in the corner, then a dropkick for another two count. Cena seemed to be favoring his hip. He went to the top but was naiked with a springboard kick and fell into the ring. Del Rio covered him for another two count.

Del Rio went for a kick but was caught and Cena went for the STF. Del Rio took control and tied Cena up in the corner. He went for a diving charge at Cena but the challenger pulled himself up and Del Rio hit the post shoulderfirst hard. Cena was on the top rope and nailed the Alabama Jam onto the back of Del Rio’s neck but the champion kicked out at the last second.

Del Rio caught a surprised Cena with a bridging German suplex for another two count. Del Rio set up Cena near the corner and went to the top. His facial expressions were awesome. Del Rio hit a back senton splash for a two count. Of course, none of the announcers knew what the move was.

Del Rio caught Cena with the rolling cross-armbreaker. Cena was trying hard to break the leverage and powered the champion up, dropping him powerbomb style. Cena locked in the STF and Del Rio finally tapped.

Your winner and new WWE champion, John Cena!

No DQ – CM Punk vs. Triple H – HHH is out as COO if he loses

Kevin Nash was all over the video package leading into this match.

Punk came out wearing a CM Punk ice cream bar t-shirt. Now THAT is funny! Sizeable Punk chant as he sat in the ring waiting for HHH.

Punk attacked HHH as he did his pose spitting outside the ring. He whipped HHH into the barrier and started setting up to use a table. HHH attacked him from behind and nailed him hard. He whipped Punk into the barrier and almost went over the top to the crowd. HHH tossed Punk over the ringside table and began kicking the hell out of him.

HHH set up Punk on the table for the Pedigree but Punk slipped out and turned it into a GTS attempt. When HHH slipped out, Punk ran back into the ring and challenged him to get in. The crowd began chanting for Punk. HHH returned to the ring and they faced off. They met in the center, slugging it out. Punk got HHH into the corner but HHH then tossed him into it and worked him over with punches. HHH went for the Pedigree but Punk shoved him backward into the corner.

Punk whipped HHH into the corner and went for the running kneelift. HHH ducked and Punk hit the buckles, then went over the top to the floor. HHH slammed him into the barricade then slammed Punk’s shin and leg into the ringpost. He slammed Punk into the barricade but Punk fired back with punches and whipped HHH into the barrier.

Punk hit his running kneelift on the outside as HHH was placed against the ringpost. He went to nail HHH into the barrier but was shoved off and took a bump into the first row. HHH followed him, coming off the barrier, dropping an elbow on Punk. HHH and Punk brawled back and forth on the floor as HHH yelled, “Why don’t you say something about my wife? Come on!”

They brawled around the floor towards the entrance stage. Punk grabbed a trash can and nailed HHH in the head with it. Mick Foley would have been proud. He whipped HHH into a barrier that collapsed. He kicked HHH in the gut and pounded him with crossfaces in the entrance stage area. HHH used a double leg takedown and catapulted Punk into a digital screen. That looked great. HHH went for a Pedigree but Punk backdropped him over the screen. Punk climbed it and came off with the Randy Savage double axehandle. Punk threw sandbags at HHH then slammed him into the board again.

They battled down the entranceway, back towards the ring. There’s a real intensity to the brawl that we haven’t seen in a long time. The closest thing I can equate it to is the Jarrett vs. Angle on a TNA PPV from Charlotte a year or so back. They returned to the ring, where Punk nailed HHH across the back with a chair. Punk kicked away at HHH but HHH made it to his knees and nailed Punk. Punk kicked him off and rebounded off the ropes, only to be caught by a spinebuster.

HHH sent Punk into the corner, where he had wedged a chair and Punk took what I can only describe as a backbump into the chair while he was flung into the corner. Punk went to the outside, where HHH followed. HHH charged him from behind with a chop block and Punk went down screaming, clutching at his leg.

Punk tried to kick off HHH as he was pulled to the corner. HHH slammed his leg into the ringpost several times and grabbed a chair, slamming it across Punk’s knee. Punk screamed and clutched at his knee before falling back to the Arena floor.

HHH went for a spinning toehold on the floor but Punk kicked him off, sending him facefirst into the ring steps. You could hear the beginning of a Punk chant. HHH grabbed a TV monitor to nail Punk but was caught with a hard kick to the head. Punk pulled himself into the ring after HHH landed on the table. Punk then did the Randy Savage flying elbow off the top through the table. They showed a ton of replays. Lawler quipped, “That was Savage.”

Punk returned to the ring first, clutching his ribs. HHH returned to the ring. They were both down. Miz and R Truth hit the ring and attacked both. Miz set up HHH and nailed the Skull Crushing Finale. Truth then drilled Punk facefirst into the mat. They pulled Punk over and put him atop of HHH, so the story is that they want to end HHH’s run.

The referee counted, even though he didn’t want to, and HHH got his shoulder up at the last second. Miz and Truth jawed with the ref, Scott Armstrong, who didn’t back down. Miz went to nail Armstrong, who blocked and punched him. Truth nailed him from behind. They both beat the hell out of the referee. They really stomped the hell out of him and forced him from the ring.

Out comes Johnny Ace. As he comes out, Punk and HHH recover and they attack Miz and Truth. They dispatch Miz and Truth. HHH kicked Punk in the guy and covered him after a Pedigree. A second ref comes out but Ace stops him and tells him to assist Armstrong, who’s out on the floor. HHH breaks the cover and starts yelling at Ace to get a ref in there. Punk grabbed him and nailed the GTS.

The referee got into the ring but before he could count three. Truth pulled Punk out and tried to hit him. Punk nailed him with a kick to the head. Punk pulled himself back up and went for the springboard clothesline. HHH kicked him as he came down and Pedigreed him. Punk kicked out at two. The place exploded and chanted for Punk.

Out comes Kevin Nash in the crowd. He enters the ringside area, then entered the ring. Nash punched Punk, then punched HHH. He began nailing HHH with knees and punches in the corner. Nash pulled him up for the Jacknife powerbomb but Punk rescued HHH and attacked Nash in the corner. HHH went sent to the floor in the melee.

Nash kicked him off and powerbombed Punk in the middle of the ring. Nash walked out of the ring. Nash went to the floor and kicked HHH, then started clearing off a table. He went to grab HHH but was nailed with a sledgehammer, knocking Nash out. HHH pulled himself into the ring as Punk recovered and returned to his feet. HHH kicked and Pedigreed Punk, pinning him.

Your winner, Triple H!

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The 10 Biggest Mistakes People Make Managing Organisational Performance

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Mistake #1: rely just on financial statements Profit and loss, revenue and expenses these are measures of important things to a business. But they are information that is too little and too late. Too little in the sense that other results matter too, such as customer satisfaction, customer loyalty, customer advocacy. Too late in the sense that by the time you see bad results, the damage is already done. Wouldn’t it be better to know that profit was likely to fall before it actually did fall, and in time to prevent it from falling?

Mistake #2: look only at this month, last month, year to date Most financial performance reports summarise your financial results in four values: 1) actual this month; 2) actual last month; 3) % variance between them; and 4) year to date. Even if you are measuring and monitoring non-financial results, you may still be using this format. It encourages you to react to % variances (differences between this month and last month) which suggest performance has declined such as any % variation greater than 5 or 10 percent (usually arbitrarily set). Do you honestly expect the % variance to always show improvement? And if it doesn’t, does that really mean things have gotten bad and you have to fix them? What about the natural and unavoidable variation that affects everything, the fact that no two things are ever exactly alike? Relying on % variations runs a great risk that you are reacting to problems that aren’t really there, or not reacting to problems which are really there that you didn’t see. Wouldn’t you rather have your reports reliably tell you when there really was a problem that needed your attention, instead of wasting your time and effort chasing every single variation?

 

Mistake #3: set goals without ways to measure and monitor them Business planning is a process that is well established in most organisations, which means they generally have a set of goals or objectives (sometimes cascaded down through the different management levels of the organisation) . What is interesting though, is that the majority of these goals or objectives are not measured well. Where measures have been nominated for them, they are usually something like this: Implement a customer relationship management system into the organisation by June 2006 (for a goal of improving customer loyalty) This is not a measure at all it is an activity. Measures are ongoing feedback of the degree to which something is happening. If this goal were measured well, the measure would be evidence of how much customer loyalty the organisation had, such as tracking repeat business from customers. How will you know if your goals, the changes you want to make in your organisation, are really happening, and that you are not wasting your valuable effort and money, without real feedback?

Mistake #4: use brainstorming (or other poor methods) to select measures Brainstorming, looking at available data, or adopting other organisations’ measures are many of the reasons why we end up with measures that aren’t useful and usable. Brainstorming produces too much information and therefore too many measures, it rarely encourages a strong enough focus on the specific goal to be measured, everyone’s understanding of the goal is not sufficiently tested, and the bigger picture is not taken into account (such as unintended consequences, relationships to other objectives/goals) . Looking at available data means that important and valuable new data will never be identified and collected, and organisational improvement is constrained by the knowledge you already have. Adopting other organizations’ measures, or industry accepted measures, is like adopting their goals, and ignoring the unique strategic direction that sets your organisation apart from the pack. Wouldn’t you rather know that the measures you select are the most useful and feasible evidence of your organisation’s goals? mistake

 

Mistake #5: rely on scorecard technology as the performance measure fix You can (and maybe you did) spend millions of dollars on technology to solve your performance measurement problems. The business intelligence, data mining and ‘scorecarding’ software available today promises many things like comprehensive business intelligence reporting, award-winning data visualization, and balanced scorecard and scorecarding and an information flow that transcends organizational silos, diverse computing platforms and niche tools .. and delivers access to the insights that drive shareholder value. Wow! But there’s a problem lurking in the shadows of these promises. You still need to be able to clearly articulate what you want to know, what you want to measure and what kinds of signals you need those measures to flag for you. The software is amazing at automating the reporting of the measures to you, but it just won’t do the thinking about what it should report to you.

 

Mistake #6: use tables, instead of graphs, to report performance Tables are a very common way to present performance measures, no doubt in part a legacy from the original financial reports that management accountants provided (and still provide today) to decision makers. They are familiar, but they are ineffective. Tables encourage you to focus on the points of data, which is the same as not seeing the forest for the trees. As a manager, you aren’t just managing performance today or this month. You are managing performance over the medium to long term. And the power to do that well comes from focusing on the patterns in your data, not the points of data themselves. Patterns like gradual changes over time, sudden shifts or abrupt changes through time, events that stand apart from the normal pattern of variation in performance. And graphs are the best way to display patterns.

 

Mistake #7: fail to identify how performance measures relate to one other A group of decision makers sit around the meeting room table and one by one they go over the performance measure results. They look at the result, decide if it is good or bad, agree on an action to take, then move on to the next measure. They might as well be having a series of independent discussions, one for each measure. Performance measures might track different parts of the organisation, but because organisations are systems made up of lots of different but very inter-related parts, the measures must be inter-related too. One measure cannot be improved without affecting or changing another area of the organisation. Without knowing how measures relate to one another and using this knowledge to interpret measure results, decision makers will fail to find the real, fundamental causes of performance results.

 

Mistake #8: exclude staff from performance analysis and improvement One of the main reasons that staff get cynical about collecting performance data is that they never see any value come from that data. Managers more often than not will sit in their meeting rooms and come up with measures they want and then delegate the job of bringing those measures to life to staff. Staff who weren’t involved in the discussion to design those measures, weren’t able to get a deeper understanding of why those measures matter, what they really mean, how they will be used, weren’t able to contribute their knowledge about the best types of data to use or the availability and integrity of the data required. And usually the same staff producing the measures don’t ever get to see how the managers use those measures and what decisions come from them. When people aren’t part of the design process of measures, they find it near impossible to feel a sense of ownership of the process to bring those measures to life. When people don’t get feedback about how the measures are used, they can do little more than believe they wasted their time and energy.

Mistake #9: collect too much useless data, and not enough relevant data Data collection is certainly a cost. If it isn’t consuming the time of people employed to get the work done, then it is some kind of technological system consuming money. And data is also an asset, part of the structural foundation of organisational knowledge. But too many organisations haven’t made the link between the knowledge they need to have and the data they actually collect. They collect data because it has always been collected, or because other organisations collect the same data, or because it is easy to collect, of because someone once needed it for a one-off analysis and so they might as well keep collecting it in case it is needed again. They are overloaded with data, they don’t have the data they really need and they are exhausted and cannot cope with the idea of collecting any more data. Performance measures that are well designed are an essential part of streamlining the scope of data collected by your organisation, by linking the knowledge your organisation needs with the data it ought to be collecting. mistake

 

Mistake #10: use performance measures to reward and punish people One practice that a lot of organisations are still doing is using performance measures as the basis for rewarding and punishing people. They are failing to support culture of learning by not tolerating mistakes and focusing on failure. It is very rare that a single person can have complete control over any single area of performance. In organisations of more than 5 or 6 people, the results are undeniably a team’s product, not an individual’s product. When people are judged by performance measures, they will do what they can to reduce the risk to them of embarrassment, missing a promotion, being disciplined or even given the sack. They will modify or distort the data, they will report the measures in a way that shows a more favourable result (yes – you can lie with statistics), they will not learn about what really drives organisational performance and they will not know how to best invest the organisation’s resources to get the best improvements in performance.

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