WWE #RAW1000 REPORT: LEGENDS RETURN; SOME FORGOTTEN FACES RETURN; A FEW SURPRISES; A WRESTLING WEDDING . . . WHAT COULD GO WRONG; WE HAVE A NEW RAW GENERAL MANAGER; DOES JOHN CENA CONTINUE THE MONEY IN THE BANK STREAK?; WHO GETS TO BEAT HEATH SLATER THIS WEEK?; WHAT WAS BROCK LESNAR’S ANSWER TO HHH?
By Richard Trionfo on 2012-07-23 23:13:41
Tonight’s show starts off with a look at some of the moments from the first 999 episodes of Raw.
We are live from St. Louis, Missouri and your announcers are Michael ‘Only 1000 more episodes until Raw 2000’ Cole and Jerry ‘The Millennium King’ Lawler.
We are back and Jim Ross makes his way towards the ring to join Michael and Jerry at the announce table.
We see footage of Rey’s return to Raw last week after Alberto Del Rio’s match with Zack Ryder.
We also see footage from last week when Dolph Ziggler questioned Jericho’s ‘touch’ only to be given a Codebreaker.
Match Number One: Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara, and Sheamus versus Alberto Del Rio, Dolph Ziggler, and Chris Jericho with Ricardo Rodriguez and Vickie Guerrero
The match is joined in progress and Ziggler is tagged in and he kicks Cara followed by a snap mare and leaping elbow drop. Ziggler tags in Jericho and Chris with a snap mare and reverse chin lock on Cara. Cara with punches and a rollup for a near fall. Jericho with a drop kick and then he points at Sheamus.
Jericho with a slam and he does the classic Jericho pose cover. Del Rio tags in and he kicks Cara in the ribs. Del Rio with an Irish whip and running kick into the corner for a near fall. Del Rio with knees to the lower back and then he applies a rear chin lock with his knee in Cara’s back.
Cara with punches but Del Rio sends Cara into the corner. Cara gets his boots up and hits a tornado DDT and both men are down. Jericho and Sheamus tag in and he hits a series of running double sledges followed by a running shoulder into the corner followed by a knee lift. Sheamus escapes a slam but Sheamus with two uranage back breakers. Del Rio breaks up the cover but Rey sends Del Rio to the floor and hits a seated splash. Sin Cara with an enzuigiri that knocks Ziggler off the apron. Jericho tries for the Walls of Jericho but Sheamus escapes.
Sheamus blocks a Codebreaker but he misses a Brogue kick. Ziggler punches Jericho when he sets for a springboard drop kick. Sheamus knocks Ziggler off the apron and Sheamus hits the Brogue Kick for the three count.
Winners: Sheamus, Sin Cara, and Rey Mysterio
ONGOING RAW 1000 BLOG
By Dave Scherer on 2012-07-23 20:24:44
It is Raw 1000. If I need to explain why I am blogging, well it’s your first time on the site.
Here comes JR. Crap, that is a bit early. He is joining the on commentary. I hope that means all night long. … Out comes Rey Rey. He will be part of a six man, with Sin Cara and Sheamus, vs. Chris Jericho, Dolph Ziggler and Alberto. It’s strange bedfellows time. … JR already makes the commentary better. Cole even pretty much said so by putting him over. … My wife just said, “Why are Jericho and Ziggler teaming together”. She didn’t but the “WWE makes for strange bedfellows” explanation, and either do I. … The crowd is live and this match. … Wow, Ziggler made sense of this, nailing Jericho leading to Sheamus winning with the Brogue Kick. The faces win. … Wow they both look small next to the World Champ. … Cole just thanked JR, after putting him over, I hope this doesn’t make for a bad night for Ross.
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Posted by Larry Csonka on 07.23.2012
Jim Ross now makes his way out to join the commentary team. BOOMER SOONER!
Six Man Tag: Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara and Sheamus vs. Chris Jericho, Dolph Ziggler and Alberto Del Rio
J.I.P. with Ziggler working over Sin Cara. Elbow drop connects for 2 by Ziggler. Tag to Jericho and he lays in rights to the ribs of Cara. Snap mare into a headlock, Jericho in control. Cara fights out, roll up gets 2 for Cara. Basement dropkick by Jericho, and he stops the tag. Slam by Jericho, one-foot cover for 1. Tag to Del Rio, whips Cara to the corner and lands a kick to the shoulder of Cara and covers for 2. Knees to the back by Del Rio, and then works a chinlock. Cara tries to escape, does and gets a boot to Del Rio. Tornado DDT connects and both men are down. Tags to Jericho and Sheamus. Sheamus cleans house on Jericho, slam countered and Sheamus with the back breaker gets 2. it breaks down now, Rey flies to the floor onto Del Rio. Cara kicks Ziggler to the floor. Jericho dumps him, and then tries for the walls on Sheamus. Countered and Sheamus stops a codebreaker. He then misses the boot, and Ziggler nails Jericho with a cheap shot. Sheamus sets, brogue kick to Jericho and that is all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara and Sheamus @ 5:00 via pin