This week, Jerry Lawler returns to the announce table after suffering a heart attack in Montreal. Will his heart be able to deal with the potential tryst between John Cena and AJ Lee as Vickie Guerrero presents more evidence. Brad Maddox will face Ryback with a contract on the line for the former referee. The main event will see CM Punk face John Cena in a non-title match. Welcome to Day 358 of Punk Holding the WWE Title.
We are live from Columbus, Ohio and your announcers are Michael ‘I abdicate my throne’ Cole and Jim ‘The Heenan to my Monsoon is back’ Ross.
We see footage from Smackdown’s Falls Count Anywhere Match between Randy Orton and Alberto Del Rio that was won by Randy Orton.
Match Number One: Randy Orton versus Dolph Ziggler
They lock up and Ziggler with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Orton sends Ziggler high into the air and then he sends Ziggler to the apron. Orton tries to suplex Ziggler back into the ring and he turns it into a slingshot suplex and he gets a near fall. Orton with an Irish whip but Orton runs into an elbow from Ziggler. Ziggler with a kick and a drop kick for a near fall.
Ziggler with a neck breaker and a series of elbow drops and then he does the delay super elevated elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock. Orton with a belly-to-back suplex to escape the hold. Orton with two clotheslines then he avoids a clothesline from Ziggler and hits a power slam. Orton sends Ziggler to the apron and he hits the IEDDT.
Orton looks around and he twists to the mat. Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez come to ringside but Ziggler cannot capitalize. Ziggler misses a Fameasser and Orton with a rollup for te three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Ricardo attacks Orton and then Ziggler and Del Rio take over. Kofi Kingston comes to the ring and he takes care of Ziggler and Ricardo and then Del Rio is sent to the floor.
Teddy Long comes out and says that since Vickie Guerrero is involved with the AJ Lee stuff, he is going to do something super because it is a Supershow. We will have a tag match when we come back.
Match Number Two: Kofi Kingston and Randy Orton versus Dolph Ziggler and Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez)
Ziggler and Kofi start things off and Kofi with forearms and kicks to Ziggler. Kofi with a drop kick and Ziggler and Del Rio discuss strategy as we go to commercial.
We are back and Del Rio kicks Kofi in the back and he works on the neck. Kofi punches Del Rio and Del Rio sends Kofi into the corner and Ziggler tags back in. Ziggler tries for a neck breaker but he takes too long and Kofi with a back slide for a near fall. Ziggler with a drop kick for a near fall.
Ziggler with a reverse chin lock and he does a headstand to add more pressure and then he bridges. Kofi gets back to his feet. Ziggler misses a splash into the corner and both men are down. Del Rio and Orton make the tag and Orton with two clotheslines and then he punches Ziggler off the apron. Del Rio with a savate kick and he tries for the float over into the cross arm breaker but Orton counters and he hits a power slam. Orton gets Del Rio on the apron but Alberto gets into the ring.
Kofi makes the tag and hits a springboard cross body for a near fall. Kofi with SOS but Ziggler breaks up the cover. Orton clotheslines Ziggler over the top rope and Kofi sets up for Trouble in Paradise. Ricardo distracts Kofi and Del Rio with a step up enzuigiri for the three count.
Winners:Alberto Del Rio and Dolph Ziggler
Vickie Guerrero is walking in the back, what bombshell will she drop on the AJ Lee/John Cena non-relationship? We go to commercial.
We are back and Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler are in the ring. Dolph says that the definition of a scandal is an event that is deemed morally wrong and subject to outrage. Dolph says that he is not out here to hide behind his former manager. He is out here for one reason and one reason only . . . the truth. The Truth cannot be denied. We go to the photos and videos.
Vickie says last week AJ said that if she was in the same ring with her, AJ would give her the beating of her life. Vickie reminds us that she is the managing supervisor of Raw and she will not be intimidated by anyone. Vickie says that she is not a vengeful person. Vickie says that she has evidence that AJ cannot explain away. She tells AJ to come to the ring.
AJ makes her way to the ring and she wants to know why Vickie is doing this. She got into power and she cost AJ everything. Vickie says that AJ did that to herself. Vickie wants AJ to own up to what she did.
AJ says that she will not come out here and lie. AJ will not lie because her name is Vickie Guerrero.
Vickie says that she is AJ’s boss. She tells AJ to be careful what she says. None of this will matter when Vickie discloses the next batch of evidence.
Vickie hounds AJ and AJ admits it. AJ says that John Cena and her . . . are just friends. Nothing inappropriate has ever happened between the two of them. AJ wants Vickie to admit to something. She wants Vickie to admit that she did not appreciate Vince McMahon appointing her as General Manager at Raw 1000. It is about how she has physically embarrassed Vickie in this ring . . . twice. She says that she can do it again.
Dolph tells Vickie it is not worth it.
AJ tells Vickie that she is throwing her weight around and that weight it pretty considerable.
Vickie tells AJ that she just caused a mess for herself. For anyone who doubts that AJ had an affair with John Cena, she has some voicemails that will silence AJ and the non-believers.
The voicemail says that AJ is confused in a message to John. Then we hear a message where she loses control when she sees John. Then she says that he drives her crazy and they should be together.
AJ wants to know if Vickie hacked into John Cena’s phone and made up those messages.
Dolph interrupts AJ and he wants her to avoid the lies and we know that something happened. He wants to know what is worse . . . the fact that they cannot talk any more or the nights in the bedroom.
John Cena’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring and AJ has to hold John back.
AJ slaps Ziggler and Cena punches Dolph. Vickie gets out of the ring before anything can happen.
We see footage from the pub brawl between William Regal, Sheamus, and Big Show.
Michael Cole thanks everyone who served on Veteran’s Day and we go to commercial.
We are back and AJ and John Cena are in the back and John wants to know if AJ is okay. She says that she is alright. John does not know why AJ has to go through this. All of this over something that never happened or never would have happened.
AJ wonders why it would never have happened.
Cena changes his comment to ‘never happened’. Cena gets tongue tied and leaves.
It is time for the Slam of the Week: The pub brawl.
We see the knockout punch from Smackdown when Show and Barrett defeated Regal and Sheamus.
Match Number Three: Big Show versus William Regal
Show with a forearm to the back and a head butt. Show with punches to the midsection followed by a chop. Show with more punches in a different corner followed by a head butt and chop. Regal with a punch and Show with a forearm. Show wants Regal to hit him and Regal with a punch but Show with a slam.
Show misses an elbow drop and Regal with punches to Show followed by a knee and European uppercut. Show grabs Regal by the throat and hits a choke slam for the three count.
Winner: Big Show
After the match, Show thinks about leaving the ring but he waits for Regal to get up. Sheamus comes to the ring and he takes Show down and he punches and kicks Show. Show goes to the floor and Sheamus wants Show to get back in the ring.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Eve Torres is at the announce table with Jim and Michael.
Match Number Four: Kaitlyn versus Layla El in a Number One Contender’s Match
They lock up and Kaitlyn with a rollup and then Layla with a near fall on a jackknife cover. Layla with another rollup for a near fall. Layla with an X Factor for a near fall. Layla misses a kick and Kaitlyn sends Layla into the turnbuckles. Layla with a kick and a cross body but Kaitlyn catches her and Kaitlyn with an inverted DDT for the three count.
After the match, Kaitlyn and Eve have a stare down at ringside.
We go back to that night in Montreal when Jerry Lawler suffered a heart attack.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Michael Cole and Jim Ross are in the ring. Cole mentions that Jerry Lawler had a heart attack nine weeks ago. Jim Ross welcomes back Jerry Lawler.
Jerry says that he has no idea what to say right now because it is so overwhelming. He thanks everyone. He says that there was a time when he did not think he would ever step back in a WWE ring again so this is beyond words for him. He does not want to get corny or cheesy, but he says that this is like It’s a Wonderful Life. Jerry says that it took a near death experience for him to realize how many friends and fans that he had and he thanks everyone for their prayers. Jerry says from the bottom of his heart, he appreciates it.
CM Punk’s music plays and Jerry leaves the ring. Punk and Heyman make their way to the ring.
Punk chuckles a bit and then he looks at Jerry and he says that he is glad that Jerry left the ring when he did because if he didn’t he would have beaten him to death . . . again. Punk says not to boo him because what he says might be in bad taste or disrespectful. Jerry is the conquering hero. He fought death and came back. He is a real life zombie.
Punk says that Jerry’s behavior is disrespectful. What he does is in bad taste. A sixty-two year old man putting on his gear and thinking that he can relive his glory days with the World Champion is in bad taste. What did Jerry think was going to happen when you go toe to toe with the best in the world.
Punk talks about the hate mail and nasty tweets blaming him for the heart attack. Blame falls squarely on the shoulders of the King. Punk says shame on Jerry Lawler for stealing his spotlight with the heart attack stunt. Punk says that he doesn’t care about how long Jerry was clinically dead because the number that is important to him is 358 because that is the number of days that he has been champion. He tied Diesel as the ninth longest champion in WWE history. He says that you can dismiss his title reign or Diesel’s but next week will be day 365 and he will be champion for a year. He will beat Ryback and John Cena on Sunday.
Punk says that he is glad that Lawler is back because Jerry will have a front row seat to experience what Punk does best. He tells Lawler not to croak before the pay per view.
Lawler says that Punk’s title reign is on life support.
Punk suggests that Lawler get in the ring.
Paul Heyman collapses in the ring and Punk makes the ‘X’ signal and demands help for Paul. Punk wants to know why everyone is standing around. Paul makes a miraculous recovery and then Heyman laughs at Lawler. Punk tells Paul that he almost gave him a heart attack.
Mick Foley’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Foley tells Punk that it doesn’t cease to amaze him that someone who demands respect refuses to give it to someone who commands respect like Jerry Lawler.
Punk tells Foley to show some respect for Paul Heyman because he just saved Paul’s life. He wonders why Foley is even out here because they are no longer the respective captains. He tells Foley to worry about the hole on his team.
The WWE Universe will pick the final member of Team Foley. Punk tells Foley that he shouldn’t care what the WWE Universe thinks because they can’t think. Punk says that he stopped giving a damn what others thought about him. Punk says that Foley should call his team ‘Team Worthless’.
Foley tells Punk that Jerry Lawler was dead. Through miracles, hopes, prayers, and the thoughts of the WWE Universe, Jerry is still here today. The world does not revolve around Punk. The fact that Jerry Lawler is still here has nothing to do with Punk. Foley says that he was overseas when he heard about the change to the Survivor Series match because he wanted to be part of a team that could teach Punk about respect. Punk doesn’t give a damn. Punk will be in a position where John Cena and Ryback will strip the title from him.
Punk says that no one has learned how to beat him for 358 days. Foley will not be able to teach anyone how to beat him. Punk says that Foley does not matter and none of this involves him.
Foley says that some of this involves him because Mick tells Punk that he will be the guest enforcer in the match between CM Punk and John Cena . . . right here . . . in Columbus, Ohio.
Brad Maddox is in the back and he is getting his chance against Ryback filmed. We go to commercial.
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