Airdate: Monday, June 18th, 2012 (USA Network)
Location: The Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, NY
Results by Tony Acero
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
We start the show with Cole pimping the 1000th RAW. I see they have their priorities straight. Ace was fired last night, and tonight he will address us all with a farewell. Cyndi Lauper is here as well! Did she bring The Goonies?!
Mick Foley starts the show off, and he is suited up! He brings up the 1000th Episode of RAW then brings up a conversation he overheard about looking for a permanent general manager for RAW. Apparently, they're going to be looking back to the past at former GM's to find a suitable replacement. Of course, Foley is a former Commissioner, and as such, he will be handling the duties of RAW and Smackdown this week. He has already made a match tonight in Kane and Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus and CM Punk. There is something else he must mention, however. Although, Ace was fired, he has been given the opportunity to come and give a farewell address. So, he wants us all to welcome the FORMER Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and the FORMER General Manager of RAW and Smackdown, John Laurinaitis.
Ace is out with a crutch, his arm in a sling, and a neckbrace. Foley opens the ropes for him, then hugs him hard. Heavy boos for the man. He introduces himself, and asks for the crowd to tone it down a bit. He whispers into Foley's ears, and Foley wants us to know that he wants us to show some respect and keep the noise down. He also said Long Island sucks. YOU SUCK, says Long Island. Ace tells the crowd to shut up, then says that these fans are extremely rude. Last night, before he was fired, he made tonight's main event. John Cena vs. The Big Show, Otunga and Johnny Ace.. Oh joy. The crowd WHAT's Ace. Ace tells Foley to have a nice day.
The music of Sheamus hits as Ace is making his way up the ramp. Sheamus walks down the ramp, and instead of running into Ace, just smiles at him, before heading to the ring. So...tag match to open the show? Yup, cuz here's Punk. Yeah, priorities are certainly in order, tonight. Punk pulls an umpire-like "You're outta here" for Ace before enterin the ring.
Match 1: CM Punk and Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan and Kane
Bryan and Sheamus start as the YES! Chants begin. Headlock takedown from Sheamus. Both men are up, and Sheamus hits the ropes, then a shoulder block. More rope work, Bryan hops up, and Sheamus gets him up top. Bryan struggles off, Sheamus runs, and Bryan holds the ropes down, sending Sheamus to the mat outside. Sheamus back in with a battering ram of an elbow. Bryan i in the corner and runs right into a body slam and a pin for 1...2..NO! Tag to Punk, and he flips over with a leg drop and a pin for 2. Bryan blocks a kick and trips Punk down with a kick to the thigh. Kick to the back and a tag to Kane. Kane is in with a kick of his own, then he tosses Punk into the corner. Kane with a whip to the opposite corner, followed by a clothesline to the neck. Pin for 1. Kane drags Punk to the center, works the arm a bit. Locks in an arm bar. Punk with a back elbow to the head, a kick to the gut, an uppercut, and Punk can't knock him down. Kane with a hard right, knocking Punk down, then hits a pin for 2. Kane whips Punk to the heel corner, Punk kicks Kane out, hits Bryan with a right, back to Kane, one more to Bryan, knocking him off the apron. Kane with a right. He whips Punk to the ropes, and Punk flies back through the ropes into Bryan. Punk hangs Kane up on the ropes, goes up top and tries for a clothesline, but Kane with an uppercut to the flying Punk as we go to break!
We are back, and Kane is attempting a G2S on Kane. Kane gets out, goozles Punk, but Punk hits a high kick to the head! Both men down. Punk reaches for the tag. Sheamus off the turnbuckle with a shoulder to Kane. He knocked Bryan off the apron. Shoulder to the gut of Kane. High knee, then a body slam and a pin for 1...2..NO! Sheamus with a right, tries to whip Kane, Kane reverses, Sheamus hits the Irish Curse Backbreaker to Kane, though! Bryan is in the ring,...