Airdate: Monday, August 27th, 2012 (USA Network)
Location: The BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI
Results by Tony Acero
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
-Cole and Lawler welcome us to the show. They discuss what happened with Punk last week, and King heads to the ring. Lawler grabs a mic, and Lawler says this is not the way the show usually starts. He needs to discuss what has happened recently. At Raw 1000 he made a remark that CM Punk did not like, and Lawler says he may have misspoken. So last week when Punk wanted an apology, he would do so in respect of the WWE Title. And then, he got kicked in the head from behind. So this week, he wants an apology from CM Punk.
Punk's music hits and here comes the Champ. Punk questions the fact that Lawler wants an apology. Punk reminds us that Lawler says he turned his back on the WWE Universe for justifiably attacking the Rock for his lack of respect. Lawler then sat in his little chair and make out Punk to be the bad guy. Punk says Lawler slandered the WWE Champion, and attacked him due to a lack of respect. Punk will put down anyone that shows his a lack of respect. Punk is sorry, sorry that all it takes to get into the WWE HOF is to beat nobodies in Memphis, slap a Hollywood actor and to act like a juvenile. He knows Lawler is jealous because he was never WWE Champion, and sorry he couldn't beat Michael Cole in his big WrestleMania moment. He calls Lawler a circus seal, and then says he is sorry about the man Lawler has become. Punk asks if he is upset, and wants to know if Lawler wants to fight. He says Lawler is just a commentator, they paid to see Punk and everyone knows Punk would embarrass him. Lawler says he wanted an apology, not a fight. He knows Lawler wants to bow up, but what would happen? Punk asks if Lawler thinks he is the best, and Punk says he will fight him. By the end of tonight, Lawler will leave embarrassed. He will either leave a coward or leave embarrassed because Punk beat him down. Punk bails and yells respect at the crowd. Lawler says he will think about it.
Jack Swagger vs. Ryback
And here we go. Lock up and knees by Swagger. Knees by Ryback, off the ropes and a big boot by Ryback. Slams Swagger to the mat repeatedly, and is in control until Swager trips him into the ropes. A big slam by Swagger, and then the Vader splash countered, but Swagger tries an ankle lock. Ryback slams Swagger to the corner, and then dumps Swagger on his head. Some punches by Ryback, and then a vicious clothesline by Ryback follows. Fisherman's buster by Ryback and that is all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ryback @ 2:00 via pin
-Swagger sits on the floor yelling, "That is it!"
-Cole and King speculate that Triple H's career maybe over. We will hear from Triple H tonight.
-Before the next match, Vickie Guerrero says the match needs to end quickly because she has an announcement to make.
Non-Title Match: Natalya vs. Layla ©
Natalya takes Layla to the mat. To the feet and Natalya tosses Layla back down. Off the ropes, a roll up by Layla for 2. Springboard cross body by Layla gets 2. Layla slams Natalya to the mat, and then dances. Ass to the face style by Layla, and Natalya rolls to the floor. Counters a baseball slide, and Natalya then beats her down. Back into the ring they go, and clubbing shots to the back by Natalya. Natalya looks for a sharp shooter, countered and Natalya back with a boot to Layla. Layla counters a suplex into a roll up of sorts for 2. Layla with a kick to the head of Natalya and that is all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Layla @ 2:40 via pin
-Vickie is in for her announcement and tells Layla to leave. Vickie says that she has something to say. Last week, AJ made a match between Ziggler and Jericho. Ziggler won and Chris Jericho is now gone from WWE. She feels that it was an abuse of power, and she will speak up to AJ. If the board of directors are watching, she is begging that it is time for Raw to be controlled by an adult like her. And not a mentally deranged child like AJ. AJ now comes skipping out to the ring, and does her little cute routine...