Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, August 13th, 2012 (USA Network)
Location: The American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Results by Tony Acero
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
Non-Title Match: CM Punk © vs. The Big Show
Show with clubbing shots to begin, Punk fights back with rapid-fire shots and kicks in the corner. Show shoves him down and then lays the boots to him. Show chokes out Punk in the ropes, and then takes him to the corner and lays in some body shots and chops. Punk tries to fire back, off the ropes and a shoulder block by Show takes him down. Show walks on Punk's back a bit, and then his face. That had to suck. More chops by Show, Punk then starts to come back again, rights, and a dropkick all land, but a head butt and big body slam by Show stops that. Show yells at Punk a bit, and then works the shoulder of Punk. Walks on his back again, off the ropes now and a boot by Punk. Leg kicks follow, off the ropes and a clothesline by Punk doesn't do much. More shots, another clothesline and Show is still up. Punk gets the high knee in the corner, can't get the bulldog and instead Show spears Punk. Both men are down, and here comes Daniel Bryan. He yells no at the crowd, and says he should be in the WWE Title match at Summerslam. Back in the ring Show hits a side slam and covers for 2. Bryan continues to yell at the commentary table, and Show goes for the Vader splash. Punk fight back, gets a springboard clothesline and covers for 2. Bryan enters the ring and we have a DQ.
OFFICIAL RESULT: CM Punk @ 7:00 via DQ
-Bryan applies the NO LOCK to Punk, and Show then drops an elbow on Punk. John Cena is out and makes the save. Clothesline sends Show to the floor. He tosses Bryan and stands tall. AJ now comes out as Punk stares at Cena. She skips to the ring, and makes a tag team main event of Cena and Punk vs. Show and Bryan.
-Brock and Triple H will have a contract signing tonight.
-JTG and Kaitlyn are backstage, and JTG complains about not being able to get a match. He says it is crazy. AJ pops in and asks what he said. She asks if he is saying she is not doing a good job. He denies it and says if he wants to compete co badly, get to the ring, and she will find him an opponent. AJ then says to Kaitlyn that they had had differences, and asks if she is unstable. Kaitlyn says no, and bails.
JTG vs. Ryback
And here we go. Lock up, and Ryback tosses JTG down. JTG backs off into the ropes and tells the ref to get him back. Boot to the gut by JTG, off the ropes and a right to Ryback. Overhead belly to belly by Ryback. Big boot to the chest follow, picks him up after slamming his head to the mat repeatedly and nails a nasty powerbomb. Clothesline levels JTG. FINISH HIM. Fisherman's buster connects and that is all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ryback @ 2:00 via pin
-Cole discusses Raw active. Roddy Piper is here, and we can vote on who will be the guest on Piper's Pit. Jericho, Miz and Ziggler are the choices.
-Santino defends the US Title against Antonio Cesaro on the Summerslam pre-show Sunday night.
-Piper is backstage talking to himself about Piper's Pit. Shawn Michaels is there, and says he is distracted about Lesnar. Piper said he'd be nervous if he had to fight Lesnar. Triple H calls and says he is running late due to flying commercial. Shawn says this is not his fight and tells Triple H to get here, because later does him no good.
-Heath Slater is out in the ring. He is the one-man band, and tonight, everything shall change. R Truth comes to the ring.
Heath Slater vs. R Truth
Lock up, to the corner they go and boots by Truth. A hip toss follows and Truth dances, and Slater bails to the corner. Chops by Truth, rights by Slater. Neck breaker by Slater, and a cover gets 2. he celebrates and does a wacky air guitar dance, and applies a chinlock to Truth. Truth escapes, off the ropes and Slater misses a charge. Clothesline to Slater, flatliner and Truth covers for the win.
OFFICIAL RESULT: R Truth @ 2:00 via pin
-Truth celebrates with Little Jimmy, but the Prime Time Players make their way to the ring. This is bad because Kofi is on the SD tour. Truth tries to fight them off, but the numbers get to him and they beat him down. Sky-high by O'Neil and the Players stand tall and talk trash to Truth. They challenge for the tag titles on Sunday at Summerslam. Little Jimmy was no help there.
-We see footage of Mark Henry in London during the Olympics.
-Pauly D will the Social Media Ambassador for Summerslam.
-They also discuss Smackdown and Del Rio attacking Sheamus, and show a video history of the feud.
-Cole shows us video from after Smackdown where Booker T canceled the world title match due to Del Rio's actions.
-Earlier today Del Rio responded via TOUT. On Smackdown, he will respond to Booker T.
-Sin Cara makes his way to the ring. We see highlights of Cara defeating Cody Rhodes on Smackdown.
Sin Cara vs. Tensai
Cara with rights and leg kicks, but Tensai drops him with an uppercut. More kicks from Cara, but he runs into Tensai and is sent to the mat. Tensai misses a splash, Cara up top and kind of hits a senton. Off the ropes, sends Tensai into Sakemoto, and hits an enziguri. Tornado DDT to Tensai and that is all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Sin Cara @ 1:00 via pin
-After the match, Tensai kicks the shit out of Sakemoto.
-Backstage, HBK asks a stagehand if he has seen Brock Lesnar. I think HBK is a bit scared.
-Piper's Pit is up next.
-PIPER'S PIT TIME. Jerry Lawler announces Piper for the live crowd. Piper says he has business to do but has to catch up. He does a quick recap of who will appear, and clarifies things in regards to the voting. Fans vote 55% for Chris Jericho to appear.
Chris Jericho makes his way to the ring for Piper's Pit. Piper demands that people stop cheering for Jericho. Piper discusses Mickey Rourke punching Jericho out. Jericho... (Continues on next page)