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 leaves, but Heyman isn't done. He informs Triple H that he put his hands on him, prompting lawsuit #2--assault & battery.
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
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.
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...