Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, October 29th, 2012 (USA Network)
Location: The Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC
Results by Ken Hill
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
-CM punk promo opened the show. He discussed defeating Ryback, and that he is moving on. Mick Foley made an appearance, they had some back and forth, and they agreed on Team Foley vs. Team Punk at Survivor Series. Ryback then came out, and Punk and Heyman retreated.
Ryback vs. JTG
Ryback is pissed off, so he slams JTG down and then slams his head to the mat repeatedly. Ryback then kills JTG with the meat hook, shell shocked connects and that is all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ryback @ 2:00 via pin
-Matthews tries to interview Ryback. Ryback says he isn’t out for revenge, because revenge implies he is hurt. No, he is hungry, and when he feats again, it will be on CM Punk. FEED ME PUNK! FEED ME PUNK! FEED ME PUNK!
-Cole discusses Big Show winning the world title last night.
Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett
Lock up to begin, to the corner they go and they break. Lock up again, off the ropes and a dropkick by Orton. Barrett to the floor, Orton follows and Barrett attacks the injured arm of Orton. Back into the ring they go, Orton fights back and lays the boots to Orton. Rights by Barrett now, off the ropes and Barrett crotches himself on the top rope and Orton then sends him to the floor…
We are back from commercial as Barrett continues to work on the previously inured left arm of Orton. Off the ropes and a knee to the gut by Barrett, which gets 2. Barrett works a hammerlock and then slams Orton to the corner. Slams the arm to the mat, and another cover gets 2. Barrett then chokes out Orton in the ropes, and then the clinch and knees follow for Barrett. Big boot by Barrett, and that sends Orton to the apron. He then drags Orton in and covers for 2. Barrett works the Anderson style arm bar, Orton fights to his feet and gets an arm drag. Clotheslines follow. Snap slam by Orton connects. Orton gets the hangman’s DDT, and now drops down for the RKO. Orton sets, countered and runs into the black hole slam, and Barrett covers for 2. Barrett sets for the souvenir, Orton ducks and get the RKO to get his win back from Smackdown.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Randy Orton @ 10:00 via pin
-AJ meets with Vickie backstage. Vickie says she will have the chance to explain her affair with John Cena. Vickie says she has been instructed to think about hiring her back, as a diva, so AJ should know her role. AJ doesn’t look happy, and Vickie tells her GOOD DAY! AJ then says she is sorry, but all she wants to do is compete. Vickie asks her what her biggest weakness is. AJ says she can get too emotionally attached to her job. Vickie asks if she is crazy, and then says she will return later and wants AJ to give her one good reason to re-sign her.
Non-Title Match: Team Hell No (Kane and Daniel Bryan) © vs. The Prime Time Players (O’Neil and Young)
Young and Bryan to begin, kicks by Bryan after a snap mare, Kane tags himself in and Young then stuns him off the ropes as he argued with Bryan. To the corner, clothesline by Kane, Bryan tags in and gets the corner dropkick and avoids Kane’s tag try. O’Neil tags in, and attacks Bryan from behind. Big slam by O’Neil, Bryan fights back with rights, but then runs into a powerslam for 2. Tag back to Young, elbow drops to Bryan follow. He then works a chinlock, Bryan fights out with rights, but a knee by Young stops that. Bryan counters a suplex, running kick to Young and Kane tags himself in. Corner splash by Kane, and a side slam gets a cover for 2. Kane up top now, and hits the big clothesline. Right drops O’Neil to the floor, off the ropes and a chokeslam by Kane connects. He tosses O’Neil, Bryan tags in and puts the no lock on Young, and Young has to tap.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Team Hell No @ 5:00 via submission
-Kane and Bryan argue over who is the tag team champions.
-Cole and JR discuss referee Brad Maddox and his history with WWE, including counting a pin on Punk, while Punk’s foot was on the ropes.
-Vickie Guerrero makes her way out to the ring. She is here to reassure us all that this is a new era of Raw, one of opportunity and integrity. She promised evidence of AJ’s affair with John Cena. Tonight she keeps her promise. She then introduces John Cena. Cena makes his way out to the ring. Cena thanks the fans for being kind for enduring this. Cena then slams Vickie for going to social media with her so-called evidence. He is here to dispute her proof. We see footage from a few weeks ago where Cena asked AJ out on a date. Cena says he did it, but he has also said a ton of things in the ring, it was a joke and everyone knew it. And we get footage of last week, where he consoled AJ with a hug. Cena says he consoled her because she lost her job, because of Vickie. He just gave her a shoulder to cry on. We then get photos of AJ and Cena having dinner, Cena is dressed to the 9s in one of his special shirts. Cena says it was a business dinner, discussing when he would be medically cleared to return. Vickie then has more footage, of Cena holding an elevator door for AJ. Vickie says to paint the picture, AJ gives him googly eyes, sweet body language, and Cena lures her into the elevator. The crowd chants YOU ARE BUSTED at Cena, who tries to sell shock. He says he knows how it looks, and that footage was from last week, when Cena stopped AJ from confronting Vickie. Cena says that it is all it was. Cena also adds that he walked her to her room, and that was it. Vickie asks if she opened the door and let him in. Vickie says it is a good thing that she is in charge, and she begins to slam AJ, and Cena stops that. He says AJ is stronger and more attractive than Vickie. Vickie then says Cena just said it all by saying she is attractive.
Dolph Ziggler makes his way out to the ring. Dolph says they have all seen enough to draw their own conclusion. Cena cannot control his sophomoric urges, and they all see Cena and AJ for what they are. Cena grabs Dolph and says never to speak about he and AJ ever again. He shoves Dolph down and leaves.
-The Miz joins the commentary team.
-Cesaro on the mic, and says the US has the fattest kids in the world. And Halloween is coming up, where obese kids go door-to-door begging for more sweets from idiotic parents, who cannot see the problem with a fat Power Ranger. More than ever, the US needs him as their champion.
Non-Title Champion vs. Champion Match: IC Champion Kofi Kingston vs. US Champ Antonio Cesaro
Cesaro on control early, Kofi battles back with the boot but Cesaro catches him on the top rope and lays in some knees, and then tosses him to the mat. A slam by Cesaro, double stomp follows and then works the arm. Commentary ignoring the match and focusing on Miz. Kofi fights back with an elbow and a dropkick that sends Cesaro to the floor. Kofi follows, and gets a clothesline off of the steps. Kofi talks trash to Miz, and Cesaro attacks and slams Kofi to the announce table. Kofi tosses Cesaro into Miz, Kofi then tosses Cesaro I the ring, and Miz attacks Kofi for the DQ.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Kofi Kingston @ 2:30 via DQ
-Cesaro and Miz attack Kofi and beat him down, and now R Truth hits the ring to even the odds and clears the ring.
-They say Foley and Punk will reveal their Survivor Series teams tonight.
-Vickie tries to make AJ say she cares about Cena, and she will give her a job. AJ refuses and says she doesn’t know who is behind this, but Vickie is not worth lying for, and certainly not hurting John. She leaves, but Vickie stops her and says she is hired, under one condition. If she touches Vickie again, she will be gone for good. Vickie then says AJ gets to wrestle Beth Phoenix. AJ thanks her and skips away.
-We go “behind the music” with the 3MB.
Santino Marella and Zack Ryder vs. 3MB (Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal) w/Drew McIntyre
Ryder and Mahal to begin. Mahal beats Ryder down, off the ropes and Ryder back with knees and then a second rope missile dropkick. Mahal is down, and then Ryder hits the broski boot. Slater distracts Ryder, Mahal takes him down and tags in Slater. He lays the boots to Ryder, to the corner and tags in Mahal. They work quick tags and keep working over Ryder, and a cover gets 2 for Slater. Rights by Slater, tag to Mahal who hits a high knee, and covers for 2. Slater works a chinlock on Ryder, who fights to his feet, but gets slammed to the corner. Rights by Slater, he dances and does air guitar, misses the corner splash. Tag to Santino, rights, split, hip toss and then the saluting head butt all connect for 2 as Mahal makes the save. He gets tosses, cobra time for Santino, he gets distracted, but hits McIntyre with it. Slater then hits the overdrive for the win.
OFFICIAL RESULT: 3MB (Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal) @ 4:00 via pin
-Jerry Lawler returns to WWE in two weeks.
AJ vs. Beth Phoenix
Phoenix backs off AJ, talks shit to her and slaps her. Phoenix slaps her again, and AJ doesn’t look happy. Phoenix says she is a failure and shoves AJ down. Phoenix says to do something, and AJ charges and unloads with rights. Jumps on her back, more rights, but Phoenix slams her to the mat. Kicks to the back by Phoenix, who then rubs AJ’s face into the mat and then tosses her to the floor. Phoenix slams AJ back first into the ring apron, rolls her in and covers for 2. Small package by AJ gets the win.
OFFICIAL RESULT: AJ @ 2:20 via pin
-Vickie is out and says that she demands more from AJ. Beth attacks AJ from behind, and Vickie makes fun of her, and says she will give her a chance to do better.
AJ vs. Beth Phoenix
Glam slam try by Phoenix connects, and that is all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Beth Phoenix @ :10 via pin
-We’ll hear from Sheamus…NEXT!
-Or not as we get clips from Punk’s show opening promo.
-And now Sheamus makes his way to the ring. Sheamus says he is here without his title around his waist, but a smile on his face. You may wonder why he is smiling after losing to Show at HIAC. He is disappointed, because he hates to lose, especially a big match. But he has to say that last night, Show was the better man. Show knocked him out, but here is the thing, he didn’t come to WWE to always win. He came here to fight. And last night, last night was the greatest fight of his life. He stood toe to toe with a giant and pushed him to the limit. They kickeout of each other’s finish and the crowd loved it. But, Show did KO him and won the match. Show won the battle, but the war is not over. He is dying for another fight with Show, and when they meet again, it will be an all out war. And when the war is over, he will be smiling, and holding the world title.
And here comes the Big Show. Show comes to the ring, proudly holding his new world title belt. Show says the belt looks good on his shoulder. He says he told us all, and Sheamus is out here smiling, but he knows Sheamus is hiding the truth. The truth is Sheamus gave Show everything he had, and he couldn’t beat Show. Show says he did what he said he would do, KO him and walk out with the title. Show says not to boo him for telling the truth. Show says the fight took him to levels he didn’t know he was capable of, but Sheamus made him realize how much he wanted the title. Show says he now has no limits, and if Sheamus wants another war, Sheamus will be slaughtered. Show says he will enjoy knocking the smile off of Sheamus’ face, and calls him a GINGER SNAP! Show says Sheamus can’t beat him, and will never take the title from him. Sheamus says it was a great speech, and then DROPS Show with White Noise! Ginger Snap that bitch.
-Cena consoles AJ backstage. Vickie watches on as AJ has crazy eyes. Just then, Beth Phoenix shows up and thanks Vickie for restarting her match, but Vickie says she should have done her job in the first place. Vickie then fires Beth. We wish you well in your future endeavors.
Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio vs. Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow)
Cody and Rey to begin. Off the ropes and a shoulder block by Cody. Rey back with a kick to the face, and a cover for 2. Cara and Sandow tag in, boot by Sandow and into a hammerlock. Cara uses his speed, which frustrates Sandow, and he tags in Cody. Leg kicks by Cara, tag to Rey and a snap mare, and double kicks to Cody, and Rey covers for 2. Sandow tags in, works a snap mare and cover on Rey for 2. Tag back to Cody, sends Rey to the corner and as h charges in, a drop toehold by Rey. Tag to Cara, who tosses Rey onto Cody. Rey and Cara clear the ring. Asai moonsualt by Cara onto Sandow. Flip dive by Rey onto Cody…
We are back from commercial as Sandow covers Cara for 2. Tag to Cody, stalling suplex by Cody for 2. Cody now works the arm, but Cara kicks away at Cody, who tags in Sandow to stop his comeback. Rights by Sandow, stops Cara from a tag try and tags in Cody, who lays in the rights to Cara. Cara counters the Alabama slam, and then hits the La Mistica facebuster. BOTH men are down here, Cara looking for the tag, and gets it. Rey with the seated senton. Head scissors follows. Boot to Cody, but Cody tosses him to the floor. Rey comes back, goes to fly into the ring and Sandow levels him with a forearm shot. Cody chokes out Rey, tags in Sandow who continues the beat down. Russian leg sweep by Sandow, and then the fancy named elbow gets 2. Tag to Cody, and they keep Rey in their corner. Sandow back in, small package by Rey gets 2. Sandow stops a tag attempt, tags in Cody and a knee drop to Rey. Running knee connects for Cody, who covers for 2. Tag to Sandow, double suplex try, countered into a double DDT by Rey! Tag to Cara! Cross body to the Scholars. Back springboard elbow to Sandow. Enziguri to Sandow, and a cover gets 2. Lucha arm drag by Cara. Cody in, head scissors connects. Rey in, 619 stopped as Cody goes to the floor. Rey follows and is slammed to the steps. Cork screw dive by Cara onto Cody. Cara with the kick to Sandow, up top now, SENTON misses as Cody pulls Sandow out of the way. Necktie neck breaker for Sandow and that is all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Rhodes Scholars @ 15:00 via pin
-Mick Foley discusses WWE 13 with Kaitlyn. Heyman appears, and mocks Foley, saying he should be building his Survivor Series team. Foley says they were lining up to be part of his team. Heyman says the team will have to back up Foley, because he has a target on him, placed on him by CM Punk. Punk wants to victimize Foley to prove he is the best.
-We get a video package on WWE supporting the fight against breast cancer.
-Vince is on the ramp with the WWE roster. Cena and people from the Komen foundation are in the ring. Cena talks about joining the cause, and while the WWE stars don’t always agree, they came together for the fight. He then thanks the WWE Universe for their support, and due to that, they present a check for $1,000,000 to the foundation. Dorothy Jones from the foundation thanks WWE for the donation, and says it is amazing. She thanks Cena, Vince and WWE. Cena thanks the fans for their support.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Justin Gabriel
Del Rio on the attack right away, lays the boots to Gabriel in the corner and then covers for 2. Snap mare and kick to the back by Del Rio, and another cover for 2.Gabriel with the monkey flip counter, and then gets a second rope clothesline for 2. forearm shots by Gabriel, to the corner, head scissors by Gabriel send Del Rio to the floor. Basement dropkick to Del Rio on the floor, and Gabriel then tosses him back in. Kicks by Del Rio, and then works the arm of Gabriel in the ropes, and covers for 2. Del Rio works the arm here, Gabriel works to his feet, rights to Del Rio, but runs into a back breaker, and a cover by Del Rio for 2. Del Rio continues to punish the arm, hammerlock slam and a cover by Del Rio for 2. Del Rio back to the arm, Gabriel again fights to his feet, but gets slammed to the mat. Kick to the head by Del Rio, and another cover for 2. Del Rio back to the arm again, killing time, Gabriel works again to his feet, escapes, and gets a boot to Del Rio. Leg kicks follow, Del Rio down and a big moonsault by Gabriel gets 2. Corner enziguri by Del Rio, cross arm breaker and that is all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Alberto Del Rio @ 6:00 via submission
-Paul Heyman is in the ring, and he presents your WWE Champion, CM Punk. We get fireworks and a giant cover of WWE 13 appears from the rafters. Heyman says this is larger than life for a larger than life personality, and the greatest WWE Champion of all time. Heyman says putting together Team Punk, was a pleasure to serve the WWE Champion. The first person he named is a reality show star, a headliner and WM main eventer. The Miz. The next pick, the future tag team champions, the Rhodes Scholars. And next, someone that could almost be a co-captain, Alberto Del Ro. Punk tells the crowd to shut up, because at Survivor Series, it will be a celebration of him being champion for one year. He will put Foley out of his misery. If Foley wants the spotlight, well he can’t because it is Punk’s time.
Mick Foley now makes his entrance and heads to the ring. Foley says if Punk wants to talk about survival, well he says Punk is a weasel for the way he won at Hell in a Cell. He will call him the champion, but he will not call him a man. A man doesn’t use a crooked referee. Punk says he had nothing to do with the referee last night. Punk says to announce his team or they will beat him down right now. Foley says he has a hell of a team. He would walk through the gates of hell with them. The first is Kofi Kingston. The next men are Kane and Daniel Bryan. The next guy doesn’t play well with other, Randy Orton.
Punk mocks his team, and says that their plans are to take Kofi, Orton, Bryan and Kane out to leave Foley alone, so Punk can take him out. BUT WAIT, fFOley says he would be a weak link, but he isn’t competing. He will be n the corner, while these four men and this man takes them out…
Ryback makes his entrance. They all start to brawl in the ring, but Punk bails. Ryback stares him down as team Foley takes apart team Punk and clears the ring. Cody back in and eats the meat hook. Shell shock to Cody follows.
TEAM PUNK: CM Punk, The Miz, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow and Alberto Del Rio
TEAM FOLEY: Kofi Kingston, Daniel Bryan, Kane, Randy Orton and Ryback w/Mick Foley
Credit: Ken Hill