Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, May 14th, 2012 (USA Network)
Location: The CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA
Results by Tony Acero
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
Backstage: Triple H and John Laurinaitis
Big Johnny didn't know Brock Lesnar was going to attack Triple H, but couldn't pull him off and disallow Triple H from standing on his own. He says that Trips has his support. Trips has something to say, but he'll say it in front of the world. He also wishes Big Johnny he best of luck in his future endeavors match with John Cena this Sunday at WWE Over The Limit!
Standard opening video airs...and we are live in Pittsburgh, PA! And it's Time to Play The Game!
Triple H In Ring Promo
Corporate H makes his way to the ring, with his arm in a brace. We get highlights of Brock's attach on Corp two weeks ago.
H says everyone wants to know his thoughts on Brock Lesnar. He says it's not the physical portion that bothers him so much--he's had worse. He's offended by Brock's statement that he had to bring "legitimacy" back to the WWE. It's about time someone brought that up! The day before Brock arrived, Trips went toe-to-toe with The Undertaker in front of over 70,000 people and the largest viewing audience ever. He lists the people offended by Brock's statements, including Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan. He's always been part of the WWE Universe, and Brock Lesnar offends him.
He also admits he was embarrassed. He's embarrassed because he bought into Lesnar's trap--his hype. The same hype as 2002--when Brock was The Next Big Thing. And Brock shot to the top of the WWE--and he left. Then he got to the top of the UFC--got his ass kicked and quit there, too. Then, Brock returned to the WWE, where he thought he take John Cena--and he gave Cena everything and John never quit. John reached deep inside himself and beat Brock Lesnar. The next night, was told "no," and Brock Lesnar quit.
Brock's theme welcomes...
Paul Heyman! And some lawyer, apparently. Heyman hides behind the lawyer, and claims he gets it. HHH is giving the big spin--damage control. What every promoter says when they lose their biggest star. But this is an open and shut case--breach of contract. Heyman says they brought a fighter into an entertainment company--and didn't like it when he wanted to fight. He provides Trips with legal paperwork, serving him with a lawsuit. Brock Lesnar is suing Triple H--and likely the WWE--for the millions of dollars he's owed. Brock is very disappointed on a professional basis. And on a personal basis, he expected a fight--not a corporate sycophant who never lived up to the hype. Heyman says he's glad Brock broke the left arm, because H is writing the check with his right. Triple H intimidates Heyman physically, but backs off. Still, The Game ain't happy.
Triple H: "You tell Brock Lesnar...he's gonna get everything he deserves!"
Triple H leaves, but Heyman isn't done. He informs Triple H that he put his hands on him, prompting lawsuit #2--assault & battery.
Paul Heyman: "And Triple H...I will see you...in court."
Something apparently happened in the ring, as Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler were distracted. We get highlights of Big Show and John Laurinaitis from last week. And if Big Show doesn't apologize, he's fired! Not sure if that's before or after he wrestles Kane, though. Plus, John Cena returns tonight--and will go face-to-face with Johnny Ace.
Commercial Break. Nope, not quite yet!
Tag Team Match
WWE Champion CM Punk & US Champion Santino vs. Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes & Daniel Bryan
Buring Punk's entrance, we get highlights of his loss in last week's handicap match.
After Punk's entrance, we finally do go to commercial.
Match 1: CM Punk and Santino vs. Daniel Bryan and Cody Rhodes
We're starting with Cody and Punk. Lockup, and Cody edges Punk in the corner for a lengthy conversation. Cody works the left arm of Punk, dropping an elbow on it. Punk with a right, then a body slam. Punk sends Cody to the corner, goading Bryan to tag himself in. Bryan grins and says no. Punk with a kick to the gut and a whip to the corner. He runs right into a boot from Cody. Cody sends Punk to the ropes, but Punk holds on. Cody runs and Punk sends him over. Bryan is in and Punk sends him over as well. Santino is in and tells Punk to fly through the ropes. Punk obliges and flies into Rhodes and Bryan. Santino is looking to fly as well, but hilariously gets caught up on the ropes as we go to break..
Back to the show, and Santino is in the ring with Cody. Santino has the upperhand but it's shortlived as Cody hits a fist to the forehead of Santino. Cody with a kick to the chest of Santino. Rhodes hits a right, but Santino blocks and hits a couple of lefts before sending Cody into the orner and runs into the back elbow of Rhodes. Rhodes tags in Bryan and whips Santino to the corner. Bryan with a dropkick in the corner to Santino. Cover for 1...2..NO! Santino kicks out. Bryan drops a few knees to the neck of Santino and covers again for 1...2..NO! Tag to Cody. Cody hits a right, Santino tries to fire back, but Cody hits him again and gets a front suplex. Cody with an elbow drop and a pin for 1...2..NO! Cody with a right hand to the head then a tag to Bryan. Bryan kicks Santino in the chest. Bryan with another kick, and another, one more! Bryan with an arm bar. Santino reaches the bottom rope, requiring Bryan to break it. Santino tries to battle back, but Bryan hits a hard kick then tags in Cody again. Cody with a kick of his own, then a body slam onto Santino followed by a rolling knee to the face of Santino. Pin for 1...2...NO! Cody sends Santino into the heel corner and tags Bryan in. Bryan with some more kicks that Santino sells pretty well. Bryan goes to trash talk Punk then hits Santino. Bryan tags in Santino. Santino flips over, launches himself for the tag but misses. haha. He jumps... (Continues on next page)