– Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with a look back at last week with CM Punk and Mick Foley in the ring. We see John Cena attacking Punk with the steel pipe at the end of the show and then Ryback confronting Punk after he beat Foley down backstage.
– We’re live from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The pyro goes off as Michael Cole welcomes us to RAW. He’s joined by hometown hero Jim Ross.
– We go to the ring and out comes WWE Champion CM Punk to a mixed reaction. Paul Heyman comes out behind him holding the WWE Title belt.
Cole mentions that it’s, Jim Ross Appreciation Night tonight and Ross feels honored. Heyman raises the title belt as Punk begins to speak. Punk brings up Cena attacking him with the pipe last week. Punk rips the local fans and says Cena showed the actions of a coward. Punk says then he went backstage looking for a doctor but Mick Foley shot him a disrespectful look and said something under his breath. Punk calls Foley a coward. Punk said he did what any man would have done – he put Foley down and kicked him like the dog he is. Punk goes on and says Mrs. Foley should have taught Mick some manners. Punk says some of Foley’s words got to him over the past week and he spent time thinking about his stance. Punk is out here to announce that at Hell In a Cell, he will not be facing John Cena.
Punk and Heyman have some private words. Heyman says he and Punk would now like to move on to another piece of business. Heyman shows footage from last week of his wedding proposal to RAW General Manager AJ Lee. Heyman points out that AJ never said no. Heyman says what AJ did do is violate an edict from the WWE Board of Directors. Heyman pulls out the statement from the Board about AJ’s actions. AJ was not to put her hands on any Superstar, manager or anyone else, ever again. Heyman says he and Punk believe that AJ must be removed as GM immediately. Heyman proposes that he take her place. Vickie Guerrero comes out and the crowd erupts. She has Dolph Ziggler with her.
Vickie talks about how they have been victims of AJ’s power abuse lately. She shows footage from two months ago where she begged that the Board take AJ’s job from her, leading to AJ coming out and attacking her. Heyman says this is about Punk, not Vickie. Vickie introduces herself and Dolph. Heyman takes a shot at Ziggler and puts Punk over. Ziggler says they can all agree that AJ is the sole reason for all their problems. Ziggler has the idea of Heyman and Guerrero being co-GM’s of RAW. The crowd boos. AJ’s music hits and out she comes. AJ says the Board has placed her on probation. She knew she wasn’t supposed to touch anyone but she thought they would make an exception for a poor excuse of a man like Heyman. AJ says she has been appointed a coach to help her. Out comes one-half of the WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan.
Bryan comes out and says it’s obvious AJ’s mental issues have got worse since he dumped her. Bryan twists his mustache and says he’s one hell of a catch. Bryan puts himself over which leads to him yelling that he’s the tag team champions. The stage explodes and out comes his partner Kane. Kane says everyone has forgot one thing about AJ – she’s a phenomenal kisser. Kane says everything else Bryan said is true except one thing… he is the tag team champions. They start arguing about who is the tag team champions. Punk raises his WWE Title belt and yells while Ziggler holds up his briefcase. AJ starts screaming that they stop and they all do. AJ says this is her show and the crowd pops. AJ announces Punk and Ziggler vs. Team Hell No for tonight. She skips away while everyone else argues.
– Still to come tonight, a World Championship Debate with Booker T, Sheamus and Big Show.
– We see Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio backstage walking. They will face Epico and Primo in a tag team title tournament match up next. Back to commercial.
WWE Tag Team Title Tournament Match: Epico and Primo vs. Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara
Back from the break and Epico starts off with Cara. They trade pin attempts. Cara with a kick. Cara with a back elbow off the ropes and a 2 count. Epico takes control and tags in Primo. Primo beats Cara down as Rosa Mendes cheers on from ringside. Cara fights back and sends Primo flying. Cara with more kicks and a hip toss.
Rey comes in and takes out Primo. Cara tags in and they double team Epico, sending them both out to the floor. Darren Young and Titus O’Neil’s music hits. They come out in suits and take a seat in chairs on the stage. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Rey tags in Cara. Cara unloads on Epico and takes back control. Cara with a big dropkick and another takedown. Epico with a back elbow and a dropkick in mid-air. Epico with a 2 count. Epico mounts Cara with right hands. Primo tags in and they double team Cara. Primo beats Cara down and drops knees. Cara with a big counter and a 2 count. Epico tags in and turns it back around. Cara with a counter into a DDT. Rey and Primo tag in at the same time. Rey with a head scissors and a kick to the face. Rey slides under and drops Primo on his face. Rey with a kick to the head and a 2 count. Rey with a senton from the top and another big move for 2. Cara dropkicks and takes out Epico. Cara with a kick to the face on Primo. Rey kicks Epico to the ropes and hits a double 619 on both men. Rey shoves Cara off the top onto Epico on the floor. Rey splashes Primo from the top for the win.
Winners: Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio
– After the match, Darren Young and Titus O’Neil applaud Mysterio and Cara from the stage as we go to replays. Rey and Cara celebrate in the same corner.
– Still to come, the World Championship Debate. Fans can tweet their questions for the debate as tonight’s RAWactive participation. Back to commercial.
Brodus Clay vs. Antonio Cesaro
Brodus Clay is in the ring dancing with Cameron and Naomi as we come back from commercial. Out next comes WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro for a non-title match. We see side video from earlier of Cesaro saying appreciation in 5 different languages. They lock up and Cesaro takes Clay to the corner but he turns it around with body shots. Clay throws Cesaro and drops a big elbow.
Brodus continues with the offense and hits a headbutt. Cesaro catches Clay with a springboard uppercut from the ropes out of nowhere. Cesaro hits the Neutralizer on Clay for the win.
Winner: Antonio Cesaro
– Kaitlyn is backstage when AJ Lee walks up with her coach, Christopher J. Stephenson. So Daniel Bryan isn’t her coach, this guy is. AJ apologizes for what she’s done to their friendship and hopes AJ can forgive her. Kaitlyn thinks about it and AJ busts out laughing in her face. AJ says she’s not really sorry at all and skips away. Her coach just stares at Kaitlyn.
– Still to come tonight, some appreciation for Jim Ross. Plus Team Hell No vs. Punk and Ziggler in the main event. Back to commercial.
The Miz vs. Zack Ryder
Back from the break and Zack Ryder is in the ring. Out next comes WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz. Cole plugs tonight’s Social Media Ambassador Larry King. They lock up and Ryder goes down first. Ryder catches Miz and drops him on his face. Ryder with a dropkick but Miz comes back and puts him down. Miz with a kick to the face and a pin attempt. Miz with knees to the back and a headlock.
Ryder makes a comeback and hits knees to the face. Ryder with a dropkick from the corner and then he takes Miz down in the corner. Ryder hits the Broski Boot and covers for a 2 count. Miz blocks the Ruff Ryder and powerbombs him into the turnbuckle. Miz catches him in the Skull Crushing Finale for the win.
Winner: The Miz
– Booker T is backstage walking as we go to commercial.
– Back from the break and out comes SmackDown General Manager Booker T for a World Championship Debate. The ring is set up with podiums. Booker introduces Big Show first and out he comes in a suit. World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus is out next.
Booker thanks them for joining him tonight. Booker lets Big Show do his opening statement first. The crowd boos. Show thanks Booker for the opportunity. He changes his mind and says this debate is completely ridiculous. Show says he’s going to walk in at Hell In a Cell, knock Sheamus out and leave with the World Heavyweight Title. End of story, he says. Sheamus introduces himself and the crowd pops. Sheamus has a tweet from a fan and they ask what is the most challenging aspect of each opponent. Sheamus says he’s most looking forward to the fight in this match. He talks about he’s never faced a bigger and stronger opponent than Big Show. Sheamus says he has bad breath and body odor but his biggest concern is the match lasts over 45 seconds. Show gets upset now and says he smells fantastic. The next question is about who has the most devastating finisher. Show’s podium just falls apart so he plays it off and knocks it down. Show asks if he can get another podium. This whole thing is starting to fall apart. Sheamus shows a Tout video of him wearing a Rey Mysterio mask. He says it’s his cousin. Booker tells Sheamus this is a serious debate. Show says his patience only goes so far. Sheamus keeps rubbing in that Show had the World Title for 45 seconds. Finally they come face to face and drop the mics. They stare each other down ready to fight but Show leaves the ring as the crowd boos.
– We see Ryback walking backstage as we go to commercial.
Tensai vs. Ryback
Back from the break and Tensai is in the ring. Out comes Ryback for a rematch from Friday’s SmackDown. Ryback gets a decent reaction from the crowd.
JR and Cole talk about how Jerry Lawler is doing better. The bell rings and here we go. They lock up and Ryback goes to a headlock. Ryback ducks a clothesline but Tensai drops him with a shoulder. Ryback pops up and they trade shots. Tensai comes out of the corner with a forearm shot. Tensai runs the ropes and Ryback catches him with a big powerslam. Tensai blocks with a headbutt but Ryback runs him over with a clothesline. Ryback can’t hit his finisher the first time so he hits another big clothesline for the win.
– Cody Rhodes is backstage with his partner Damien Sandow. Sandow says the World Heavyweight Champion wasn’t even wearing pants. Sandow and Rhodes insult Sheamus some more, calling him a neanderthal.
– Still to come, JR appreciation. Back to commercial.
– Back from the break and Justin Roberts is in the ring talking about WWE’s partnership with Susan G. Komen. We see breast cancer survivors and their families in the crowd. Visit komen.org/wwe to help support the cause.
Eve Torres vs. Beth Phoenix
We go to the ring and out comes WWE Divas Champion Eve Torres. We see a side video from earlier of Eve talking about how it’s an exciting time for the Divas division. Out comes her opponent Beth Phoenix.
Eve extends her hand to start the match. Beth shakes but pulls her in and takes her to the mat. Beth rams Eve into the corner and kicks away. Beth charges but Eve moves and she hits her shoulder on the ring post. Eve attacks on the floor and stomps on her. Eve shoves Beth into the apron and slams her head on the floor. Eve tosses Beth into the fan barrier and comes back in the ring as the referee counts. Beth makes it back in at 9.
Beth hits an inverted atomic drop and a sledge shot for 2. Eve plays victim and hits a cheap shot. Eve drops Beth with a neckbreaker for the win.
Winner: Eve Torres
– AJ is backstage walking with her executive coach. She runs into Wade Barrett and he’s upset about not having a match. Barrett tells her she’s doing a horrible job and runs her down. Barrett tells her to stop letting personal relationships get in the way of her doing her job. Barrett walks off. AJ thinks her executive coach is intimidated.
– Still to come, Punk and Ziggler vs. Team Hell No. Back to commercial.
Santino Marella vs. Heath Slater
Back from the break and both are in the ring. Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre are at ringside for Slater. Slater and Santino do comedy to start the match. Slater takes Santino down and stomps away. Slater with a 2 count. Slater takes Santino down with a headlock now.
Santino finally makes an attempt and hits Slater with his usual moves. Santino hits Slater with the Cobra but Mahal and McIntyre attack for the DQ.
Winner by DQ: Santino Marella
– After the bell, the attack continues on Santino. Drew drops Santino with his Futureshock DDT. Slater takes the mic as the crowd boos. They smack Santino around. Drew says he is still the Chosen One. Mahal says something and Slater says he’s the one man band. They celebrate and dance around as Slater’s music plays.
– Still to come, some appreciation for Ross. Sheamus vs. Damien Sandow is also announced. Back to commercial.
Sheamus vs. Damien Sandow
Back from the break and World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus is in the ring for a non-title match. Out next comes his opponent Damien Sandow. Sandow’s partner Cody Rhodes comes out with him.
Cody joins commentary and here we go. They lock up and go to the corner. Sandow goes for a cheap shot but Sheamus blocks it. Sandow hides behind the referee and goes around Sheamus. Sandow works on the arm now. Sheamus counters and takes Sandow to the mat. More back and forth. Sheamus grabs Sandow’s beard but Sandow escapes and goes to the floor. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Sandow runs over the barrier and Sheamus chases. Cody distracts Sheamus and Sandow drops him with a clothesline. Sandow brings it in the ring for a 2 count. Sandow keeps Sheamus on the mat now. They get up and Sandow takes Sheamus down with a big knee to the gut. Sandow goes on and gets a 2 count. Sandow with shoulder thrusts in the corner now. More back and forth action. Sandow with a bunch of knees and a side Russian leg sweep. Sandow drops the big elbow and covers for another 2 count.
Sandow wails away with right hands on the apron and covers for another 2 count. Sandow with another headlock. Sheamus fights out with forearm shots and a big boot in the corner. Sheamus goes to the top but Sandow knocks him to the mat. More back and forth action trading shots. Sandow with another pin attempt. More back and forth and Sheamus gets sent back to the floor. Sandow brings it back in the ring for another 1 count. And another. Sandow with more offense and another headlock. Sheamus fights out with a back suplex. Sheamus gets up and makes his comeback. Sheamus with a shoulder in the corner and big knee lift. Sheamus with the Celtic Cross but Sheamus drops him over the top rope. Sheamus catches him but Sandow slides out and hits a neckbreaker for 2. Sandow chokes Sheamus with a boot in the corner. Sheamus fights back and goes to the corner, coming down with a battering ram. Sandow kicks out at 2. Sheamus lifts Sandow but he slides out and ducks a Brogue Kick. Sandow crawls away but Sheamus grabs his leg and they break. Sheamus with the forearms to the chest on the apron in front of Cody. Sandow falls out to the floor and Sheamus comes out after him.
Sheamus rolls Sandow in the ring. Cody gets involved but Sheamus brings him in too. Sheamus hits a double Brogue Kick and covers Sandow for the win.
– Back from the break and Michael Cole is in the ring. He introduces WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross for some appreciation. Ross comes out from the back to a big pop from the hometown crowd.
Cole congratulates JR on this night. Cole asks him how it feels. Before Ross can speak, WWE Champion CM Punk comes out with Paul Heyman right behind him.
Punk takes the mic from Cole and tells him to get out of the ring. The crowd boos Punk. Punk wants the fans to chant for JR and they do. Punk says JR is the best announcer we have and he respects and appreciates the hell out of him. Punk says the fans don’t know the first thing about respect. Punk talks about how he comes out each week and people twist what he says. Punk puts his arm around JR and says he’s going to help Punk teach everyone about respect. Punk wants JR to tell everyone that he’s the best in the world.
JR says he’s glad Punk didn’t come out to embarrass him. JR says Punk has done a good job lately of making an ass out of himself. This upsets Punk and Heyman. Punk says he’s disappointed in JR. Punk goes on and gets in JR’s face. Punk wonders if Steve Austin will come to JR’s help. Punk says nobody will – not Austin or Jerry Lawler. Punk says 3:16 used to mean something else but now it means the number of days he has held the WWE Title. Punk says JR belongs to him right now. Punk wants JR to tell the fans he’s the best. JR refuses. JR says he has called matches with the best in the world – guys like Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, Triple H, The Undertaker. Ross says Austin and all those men have one thing in common – they didn’t ask to be called the best in the world. JR says he would have anyway because they earned that distinction. JR says here’s the bottom line, no disrespect, just being honest… Ross suggests Punk accept Cena’s challenge for Hell In a Cell and kick his ass. If he does that, Ross will be the first one to call him the best in the world. Until then, JR says they have nothing to talk about. The crowd pops.
Punk takes JR’s cowboy hat off and stomps on it. Punk says he has stomped Cena time and time again. Punk brings up the Oklahoma City Thunder not winning the NBA Title and the crowd boos. Punk says they have a squared circle right now and in that, men fight, Punk says he’s never ran from a fight but if JR is smart, he will run right now. Punk says this just turned ugly for JR. If he doesn’t put his hands up and defend himself. Punk will knock him into next week and hurt him, Punk will make sure he never commentates another match. Punk tells JR to fight or run. JR drops the mic and goes to walk away. Punk stops him and asks where he’s going. Punk grabs JR by his coat and continues running him down. Punk says JR is off commentary tonight. Punk tells JR to keep his mouth shut and make a walk of shame up the ramp. JR walks off. Punk says JR isn’t a Hall of Famer, he’s a joke. Punk continues running Ross down as he walks off. Ryback’s music hits and out he comes to a big pop.
Ryback leads JR back to the ring and they enter. Ryback stares Punk down and circles. Punk stares back and the crowd chants “feed me more.” Punk finally backs down and exits the ring as the crowd pops. Punk raises the WWE Title belt and declares he’s the best in the world.
– Still to come, Team Hell No vs. Punk and Ziggler in the main event. Back to commercial.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Kofi Kingston
Back from the break and in comes Alberto Del Rio as Ricardo Rodriguez does the introduction. JR is back on commentary. Out next comes his opponent Kofi Kingston with R-Truth in his corner.
Ricardo joins commentary as the match begins. Kofi ends up sending Del Rio to the floor early on with a clothesline. Kofi leaps from the top and takes out Del Rio with a crossbody on the floor. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Del Rio is in control of Kofi. Kofi fights out and makes a comeback with his usual moves. Kofi hits the Boom Drop. Kofi goes for Trouble in Paradise but misses. Kofi springboards in with a splash but misses. Del Rio with kicks in the corner. Del Rio with the cross armbreaker for the win.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
– AJ is backstage with her executive coach. He’s giving her advice. She says maybe we should have a special referee in the main event and maybe that person should be him. AJ says a coach isn’t worth a damn unless he’s a player. AJ tells the guy to get out of her arena and out of her sight.
Kane and Daniel Bryan vs. CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler
We go to the ring and out comes one-half of the WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan. His partner Kane is out next. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and CM Punk is already out with his partner Dolph Ziggler. Vickie Guerrero and Paul Heyman argue at ringside. Out comes AJ Lee as the surprise special referee. Kane and Bryan argue but it’s going to be Kane starting off with Ziggler. Kane takes Ziggler to the corner and works him over. Kane with a slam and a big elbow for 2. Kane teases a tag to Bryan but doesn’t make it. Ziggler comes back but Kane shakes him off. Kane lifts Ziggler high in the air and drops him on his front side. Kane clotheslines Ziggler to the floor as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Ziggler has Kane in a sleeper hold. Ziggler falls off but dropkicks Kane for a 2 count. Ziggler turns around to a big right hand. Kane takes Ziggler to the corner and works him over now. Bryan tags in and they double team Ziggler in the corner. 2 count for Bryan. Kane comes back in with a big dropkick and another pin attempt. Ziggler fights back and drops Kane with the big DDT. Ziggler tags in Punk. Punk hits the high knee on Kane in the corner. Punk hits another but Kane blocks the bulldog and hits a big sideslam. 2 count by Kane.
Kane comes off the top rope and calls for a chokeslam. Bryan tags himself in and Kane argues. Bryan comes off the top but Punk kicks him. Punk works Bryan over with stomps and takes him to the corner now. Back and forth until Bryan clotheslines Punk. Bryan with kicks while Punk is on his knees now. Ziggler gets knocked to the floor as Punk drops Bryan with a kick to the head. 2 count for Punk. Ziggler comes back in and they double team Bryan. Ziggler with a big dropkick. Ziggler goes to the floor and throws Bryan into the fan barrier. Ziggler does it again and rolls Bryan back in for a 2 count. Punk comes back in with an elbow. He climbs to the top but Bryan cuts him off. Bryan climbs up for a superplex and hits it. Bryan goes for the No Lock and applies it. Heyman pushes the bottom rope, allowing Punk to get his foot on it and break the hold. AJ has words with Heyman and ejects him from ringside.
Vickie gets involved and AJ sends her to the back also. Ziggler goes off after Vickie, leaving Punk looking for a tag. Ziggler walks off after Vickie and Punk turns around to a dropkick from Bryan. Kane comes in and chokeslams Punk for the win.
Winners: Kane and Daniel Bryan
– After the match, Kane and Bryan argue about who the tag team champion is as RAW goes off the air.