WWE RAW REPORT: SOMETHING GOOD HAPPENS TO THE TAG DIVISION; WE HAVE AN OLD NEW NUMBER ONE CONTENDER THANKS TO A NEW OLD SUPERSTAR; THE TRUTH CAN BE PRETTY AWESOME
By Richard Trionfo on 2011-08-22 23:02:43
We are live from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and your announcers are Jim ‘Gretzky’ Ross, Jerry ‘Messier’ Lawler, and Michael ‘Pockington’ Cole.
icardo Rodriguez is in the ring and he introduces Alberto Del Rio as he makes his way to the ring over Michael Cole’s gushing.
We see footage from last week’s Raw when Alberto Del Rio was able to defeat Rey Mysterio in Rey’s home town of San Diego. We see footage of what happened after the match last week. Michael Cole tells us that due to the cross arm breaker Rey will be out of action.
Alberto tells us who he is . . . but we don’t even get that far because he is interrupted by John Cena who makes his way to the ring.
Cena and Del Rio get face to face and Cena tells Alberto that everyone knows who Del Rio is and that he is the man who thought the title was his destiny. John says that he wants to introduce himself to Alberto and he offers his hand to Del Rio. Cena says that he is the man who is going to take the WWE Championship off Alberto’s waist and he is going to hurt Del Rio. He will hurt him so bad that he will have to go home to his parents. Cena doubts that Alberto owns all of these cars. Cena says that he is a nice guy but Alberto is a target. Cena tells Del Rio that he is tired of making average seem awesome. There is only one person who can go toe to toe with him. . .
Cena says that Alberto is not CM Punk so when they meet for the WWE Championship, he is going to whip Del Rio’s ass.
Speaking of personality, CM Punk makes his way to the stage as his music plays. Punk makes his way to the ring. Punk says that he is feeling some déjà vu. Punk says that Cena wants another title match and he sarcastically says that it is awesome. Punk reminds Cena that he beat him twice in high pressure situations and then Alberto moseys on down and cashes in the Money in the Bank briefcase. If anyone is going to get a title match, it is him.
Punk says that it is ballsy for Cena to come out and make fun of Del Rio and his cars.
Del Rio reminds Cena and Punk that he is still here. He says that it is his time and he is the WWE Champion and he has the belt to prove it.
Punk wants to know if Del Rio is done and then he tells Del Rio never to interrupt him. He says that he doesn’t care that Del Rio cashed in the briefcase because he did it twice. Punk says that Del Rio reaped the rewards of the Money in the Bank Match. Punk says that this is part of a concerted effort by Del Rio, Triple H, Kevin Nash, and maybe even Jack Tunney trying to screw him over.
Punk says that since he has a problem, he tells John to pay attention to the past. John has had problems with Triple H in the past. Punk says that he insulted Hunter’s wife straight to her face at SummerSlam. Then magically Kevin Nash gets a text to take him out. Punk says that if Cena had won, it would have been to take out Cena. Someone wants Alberto to be champion really bad.
Del Rio says that it is destiny.
Punk says that Del Rio means ‘CM Punk officially cashing in his opportunity at the WWE Title’.
Cena says that Del Rio meant ‘John Cena cashing in his rematch tonight’
Punk says that Cena’s rematch clause is as real as Santa Claus.
Punk and Cena argue over who gets to face Alberto Del Rio for the title. Del Rio says that he is ignoring both of them. Del Rio says that it is his time and he defended his title last week so it is time for him to celebrate. Del Rio says that it won’t happen in Canada in front of this crowd. He tells Punk to stop crying like a little girl.
Before Del Rio can continue, the C-O-O s-t-o-p-s Del Rio and he makes his way to the ring. Hunter tells Del Rio to take the smug look off his face because he is not out here to protect him. Hunter says that Del Rio has a match and it is next. Hunter tells Cena and Punk that rematch clauses are not like Money in the Bank because you don’t get to cash them in when you like. Hunter says that is his job. Hunter says that whether you think he screwed your or sent a text at SummerSlam, the person who gets the rematch first will be decided by them. Alberto will defend the WWE Championship at Night of Champion against the person who wins tonight’s main event. It will be CM Punk versus John Cena.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see footage from last week’s match between R Truth and John Morrison.
Match Number One: Alberto Del Rio versus John Morrison in a Non Title Match
Del Rio backs off when Morrison wants to lock up. Morrison punches Del Rio and the referee pulls him off Del Rio. Del Rio misses a punch and Morrison with kicks and he gets a near fall. Del Rio goes back to the apron and he drops Morrison on the top rope but Morrison with a double leg take down and he gets a near fall. Del Rio with a series of kicks to take Morrison down. Del Rio punches Morrison and slams his head into the mat. Del Rio with a kick to the head and then he chokes Morrison in the ropes.
Del Rio with an arm bar as he starts to work on the shoulder for the cross arm breaker. Del Rio with a kick to Morrison but Morrison slides through Del Rio’s legs and he hits a drop kick and gets a near fall. Morrison with a side head lock take down. Del Rio with a kick to the leg and Morrison goes to the mat. Del Rio tries for a German suplex but Morrison blocks it. Morrison sends Del Rio to the floor and then he tries for an Asai Moonsault but Del Rio moves out of the way. Morrison lands on his feet and Del Rio sends Morrison hard into the ringside barrier as we go to commercial.
We are back and Del Rio works on Morrison’s neck. Del Rio with a kick to the back and he gets a near fall. Del Rio with a rear chin lock with his knee in Morrison’s back until John gets to his feet. Morrison with a kick to the leg but Morrison with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall. Del Rio with another kick.
Del Rio with a standing power slam for a near fall. Del Rio returns to the reverse chin lock while Morrison tries to get away from the hold. Del Rio with a head butt but when he charges into the corner, Morrison back body drops Del Rio over the top rope to the floor. Morrison with clotheslines when Del Rio returns to the ring and Morrison with a leg lariat followed by a side Russian leg sweep for a near fall. Morrison tries to pull Del Rio into the corner but Del Rio gets away. Del Rio with a kick to Morrison and Del Rio with a German suplex and bridge for a near fall.
Del Rio tries for the float over but Morrison with a rollup to counter for a near fall. Del Rio runs into a boot in the corner and Morrison with a DDT for a near fall. Morrison waits for Del Rio to get up and he tries for a Shining Wizard but Del Rio blocks it. Del Rio tries for a power bomb but Morrison counters with a rana and gets a near fall.
Del Rio with punches but Morrison with kicks. Del Rio with a head butt and Morrison with a springboard round kick and Morrison sets for the split legged corkscrew moonsault but Morrison lands on his feet. Del Rio sends Morrison into the ring post and Del Rio floats over into the cross arm breaker and Morrison fights as much as he can to get to the ropes but Morrison taps out.
Winner: El Padron Alberto Del Rio
After the match, Del Rio kicks Morrison and he puts Morrison in the cross arm breaker again.
We are back with a WWE Rewind: What Alberto Del Rio did to Rey’s arm to force Rey to get knee surgery only to be stopped by John Cena.
Alberto Del Rio is at ringside, but where is Ricardo Rodriguez? We don’t have a tuxedo at ringside, but we have an empty suit with John Laurinaitis. Cole, Lawler, and Ross update us on Kevin Nash’s condition.
Match Number Five: CM Punk versus John Cena in a Number One Contender Match
Before the match starts, someone threw John Cena’s shirt back at him. Eventually he finds a fan who would keep the shirt.
They circle each other and they eventually lock up and Punk with a side head lock take down but Cena with a head scissors. Punk escapes and he takes Cena down with a side head lock. Cena escapes and he takes Punk down with a side head lock take down and Punk with a head scissors and Cena escapes.
They lock up and Punk with a hammer lock into a side head lock. Punk takes Cena down and mocks the five knuckle shuffle. Cena with the two flying shoulder tackles followed by a Blue Thunder Bomb and then Cena gets too close and Punk with an inside cradle for a near fall. Punk with a drop kick and then he goes for the running knee into the corner and he hits the bulldog.
Punk goes to the apron for a springboard move but Cena knew what was coming and Cena knocks Punk off the ropes with a forearm. We go to commercial with Punk on the ground right in front of Del Rio.
We are back and Cena with a side head lock and Punk tries to get away and he hits a belly-to-back suplex but we have to focus on who is sitting at the announce table. Both men are down. Punk tries for a Go To Sleep but Cena escapes. Cena tries for Attitude Adjustment and Punk escapes. Punk tries for a float over but Cena catches Punk for an Attitude Adjustment. Punk goes to the apron and he hits a springboard clothesline for a near fall.
Punk with knees to Cena and he gets Cena up for Go To Sleep but Cena tries to counter with an STF. Punk misses a round kick and Cena with a Crippler Crossface but Punk gets to the ropes. Cena goes into the ring post with his shoulder. Punk hits Go To Sleep but Cena kicks out at two. Punk pulls Cena into the centre of the ring and Punk goes up top. Punk sets for the Macho Man elbow drop but Cena is able to move out of the way.
Cena goes to the apron in front of Del Rio and he goes up top for the Rocker Dropper and he hits it but Cena can only get a two count. Both men struggle to get back to their feet but Cena gets Punk up for the Attitude Adjustment but Punk with a series of elbows to the head to get out of the hold. Punk with a flying knee to the head for a near fall. Cena gets up and hits the Attitude Adjustment but Punk kicks out at two.
Cena runs Punk into the corner and then he puts Punk on the top turnbuckle. Punk with a head butt to stop Cena from hitting a superplex. Punk pushes Cena off and then Punk with a cross body but Cena rolls through and he tries to get Punk on his shoulders but Punk with a sunset flip for a near fall.
Punk with a round house kick to the head and he signals that it is time for someone to go to sleep. Punk picks up Cena but Kevin Nash comes into the arena and he says that it isn’t over.
Punk stays in the ring and Nash makes his way to the ring. Cena recovers and hits the Attitude Adjustment for the three count.
Winner: John Cena
After the match, Alberto Del Rio attacks John Cena and then he hits the running step up enzuigiri into the corner. Del Rio punches Cena and John Laurinaitis makes his way into the ring and he holds Del Rio back. Del Rio is let free and he goes after Cena. The referee and Laurinaitis have to hold Del Rio back again. Del Rio gets away from Laurinaitis and the referee and he hits Cena in the head with the title belt. Del Rio sends Cena into the ringside barrier.