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WWE RAW REPORT: CENA AND BRYAN TALK ABOUT RESPECT AND WRESTLING; GUEST REFEREES TONIGHT AND ON SUNDAY; MORE MATCHES FOR SUNDAY; WHO IS ADMIRAL ACKBAR TONIGHT?; CODY GOT CHOCOLATE ON DAMIEN'S BRIEFCASE; AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2013-08-12 23:06:12
We are back and Josh Mathews is with Nikki and Brie Bella. Josh asks them about some backstage issues from last week when Eva Marie was talking to the Bellas about Brie’s victory over Natalya. Then Natalya slapped Brie in the face.

Josh asks if tensions are rising in the Divas’ Locker Room. Brie says that they are in control of the Divas Division.

Natalya asks Brie if she is the best in the Divas Division, why not face her at SummerSlam. Natalya tells Brie to bring her sister and Jessica Rabbit because she will be bringing her friends.

Natalya tells Brie that she did a good job with her make up because we cannot see the welt on her face from the slap from last week. Brie tells Natalya we can see the welt on her face and Brie slaps her.

Match Number Five: Alberto Del Rio versus Kofi Kingston

Del Rio sends Kofi into the turnbuckles and he kicks him but Kofi with punches and the referee tries to separate both men. Del Rio with an Irish whip but Kofi floats over and he hits a leaping back elbow after some leap frogs and he gets a near fall. Kofi leaps into the corner and he punches Del Rio and rolls back to the mat and Kofi with a European uppercut.

Del Rio with an Irish whip and Kofi tries to climb the turnbuckles but Del Rio crotches him and Del Rio with a running knee to Kofi in the Tree of Woe and Del Rio with kicks. Del Rio with an inverted superplex and Del Rio gets a near fall. Del Rio with kicks to Kofi’s head and then he stretches Kofi and the referee warns him.

Del Rio with a reverse chin lock. Del Rio swats a drop kick aside and then he hits a double stomp to the back. Kofi with an elbow and then he moves when Del Rio tries for a splash through the ropes. Kofi with chops and a drop kick. Kofi with a leaping clothesline and he sets for the Boom Drop and connects. Kofi sets for Trouble in Paradise and Del Rio has trouble getting back to his feet. Del Rio avoids Trouble in Paradise and Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall.

Del Rio charges at Kofi and Kofi with SOS for a near fall. Del Rio begs for mercy and he connects with a shoulder. Kofi tries for Trouble in Paradise but Del Rio holds on to the ropes. Del Rio goes to the floor and they return to the ring and Kofi avoids a super kick and Kofi with a rollup for a near fall. Kofi with a pendulum kick and then he goes up top but Del Rio with knees to the midsection when Kofi tries for the cross body. Del Rio with the cross arm breaker and Kofi taps out.

Winner: Alberto Del Rio

Mark Henry is stretching in the back because that is what he do. Will he be the man who gets to face Dean Ambrose in the SummerSlam Kickoff match?

We are back and it is time to talk about the World Title match and whether Christian’s victory last week means we get a new World Champion?

We go to a video package for Christian and he says that he wonders if this is the last day when he wakes up each morning.

Christian is in the interview area with Renee Young. She asks about his match on Sunday. Christian says the video reminds him of the hard work he has done over the last few years. On Sunday, he will become the champion for a third time and he will prove that all he needs is one more match.

Alberto Del Rio enters and he tells Christian that after SummerSlam there will be no more matches.

Zeb Colter says that the Golden State is not so golden any more. It is like a rusted piece of scrap iron. While people eat their avocados and sip their lattes, they have allowed 2.5 million illegal immigrants to sneak across the border like a horde of rats.

Zeb says that his California dream is that an earthquake hits and California floats into the ocean and we have 2.5 million fewer problems.

We are back and Michael Cole mentions the SummerSlam Press Conference tomorrow at 2PM Eastern.

Match Number Six: Antonio Cesaro and Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter) versus Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso

Cesaro misses a boot and Jey with punches and Cesaro with a boot for a near fall. Swagger tags in and they go high and low on Jey and get a near fall. Swagger with a shoulder in the corner and he connects with knees. Cesaro with a kick to the back when the referee was not looking. Swagger with the double jump Swagger Bomb and then Cesaro tags in and hits a leap frog double stomp for a near fall.

Cesaro with a forearm and Jey with an uppercut. Jey with a forearm and uppercuts. Cesaro stops Jey from making the tag and Swagger tags in when Jey gives Cesaro a sunset flip. Swagger with shots to the lower back and then he traps Jey’s arms.

Swagger keeps Jey in his part of the ring. Jey with an elbow but Swagger with a knee and Cesaro tags back in. Swagger elevates Jey for an elevated European uppercut for a near fall. Cesaro with a reverse chin lock but Jey backs Cesaro into the corner. Jey with an enzuigiri and Jimmy and Swagger tag in. Jimmy with clotheslines and then he knocks Cesaro off the apron. Jimmy with a Samoan Drop and then he hits the running butt splash into the corner and then he gets a near fall. Cesaro pulls Swagger out of the ring.

Jimmy and Jey with stereo planchas Jimmy sends Swagger back in and Colter gets on the apron to distract the referee. Cesaro tries to knock Jimmy off the turnbuckles but Jey kicks Cesaro to the mat. Jimmy leaps over Swagger and Jey tags in and he gets the three count with a rollup.

Winners: Jimmy and Jey Uso

We are back and it is time for MizTV. Miz brings out his first guest, Daniel Bryan. Miz then brings out his second guest, John Cena.

Miz reminds John and Daniel that Triple H will be their guest referee and he wants thoughts.

Daniel says that it is great that someone stood up to Vince McMahon so they can have the match that the WWE Universe deserves.

John says that this has to be the most exciting MizTV because it is usually a trainwreck. Triple H knows what it means to defend the WWE Title in the main event. He cannot think of a better person to call things down the middle.

Miz asks John what his real issues with Daniel Bryan are.

Cena says that there is no underlying theme. The issue between him and Daniel Bryan is the WWE Championship. Daniel wants to be the champion and John is the champion. He picked Daniel because he deserves the opportunity and he will put up a hell of a fight on Sunday.

Miz tells Daniel that ‘Hell of a fight’ is code for you’re gonna lose in CenaSpeak. He says that Cena is trying to ride Daniel’s wave of popularity.

Daniel tells Miz to shut up or he will punch him in the face.

Daniel says that he doesn’t get it. Why does John and people like John think that he can only put up a hell of a fight. He tells John not to interrupt him. He tells John last week, Cena came out and he does what he does best. He made some explosive remarks to get them on their feet. Whether they were cheering him or booing him is a different subject.

When the red light was on, he grabbed the spotlight. Daniel says that is why he doesn’t watch television. He does not like the style over the substance. He does not like the people that are in for the glory and not for the wrestling. Daniel says that his shirt is a parody of John. Daniel says that he thinks that John Cena is a parody of wrestling.

Daniel says that he doesn’t want to be a parody. He wants to be WWE Champion for one reason and one reason only. It is not for the fame or the glory. It is so everyone knows that when he steps in the ring, there is nobody better than Daniel Bryan.

John removes his hat and shirt and he tells Daniel that he almost got him. Cena says that Daniel’s comments are real strong. Cena says that he is not a parody. Cena says that he is out here for the same reason. He is out here for all of this. He says that he thought Daniel was smart enough to know this. The people chanting for Daniel are doing it because they believe in him.

Daniel hears that and when he hears that someone believes in you, it gives you emotion. All Daniel wants to do is put his body on the line to say that he believes in the people as much as the people believe in him. WWE is not about grabbing a spotlight. It is about the people choosing their favorite superstar and have moments with their favorite superstar.

John says that it is just a t-shirt. That is like saying the American flag is just a cloth. It is about the message that the shirt is about. John says that he has been in hostile environments and as long as he has people behind him, he will fight for them.

John says that Daniel has the gall to call him a parody because he does not like the way he acts or who he is. Daniel is not the first person to say this about him. Cena says that it has been going on for years. Daniel is not the first and he will not be the last. He reminds Daniel that he has busted his ass for 12 years. It is not for the people who don’t respect him. It is for the kid in the front row and his dad. It is for the Make-A-Wish kid he met with earlier today.

John says that Daniel is red hot right now and he will have critics. He should appreciate everything that he has accomplished. Daniel should know that John is proud of who he is and what he has become.

John says that he is a man who has spent the last 12 years wrestling around the world. He has been in the ring with the biggest names. John says that he has done it while holding the title. He wants Daniel to think of him as a parody. A man who is a t-shirt, wrist bands, a pair of cargo pants, and tennis shoes. He has beaten them all. He has beaten Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Batista, Randy Orton, and The Rock.

Daniel says that John is saying that these people are better than him.

John says that Daniel doesn’t belong in that class of people. Cena tells Daniel that respect is not given, it is earned. If Daniel wins on Sunday, then he will have earned John’s respect.

Daniel tells John that he just spelled it out that he does not respect John. He says that Cena is not treating this match like his matches with Shawn Michaels or the Rock. John has been champion 11 times. How could John understand the hunger and desire to hold that WWE Title just one time. For John Cena this is just another SummerSlam. For him, this is the biggest match of his life.

Daniel says that he learned a custom in Japan to fire someone up so they will bring everything to that fight. They take their hand and they slap the other person in the face as hard as they can. Daniel says that he wishes that he could do that to John right now, but he cannot. Daniel says that John is not a wrestler and John does not deserve it.

John wants Daniel to hit him in the face. Cena slaps Bryan and he wants Daniel to hit him. Daniel refuses to hit Cena and then . . .

Triple H makes his way to the ring. Hunter says something to Cena.

Randy Orton’s music plays and he makes his way to the stage with the briefcase.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Seven: Fandango (with Summer Rae) versus R Truth

Before the match starts, Truth and Fandango dance in the ring. Fandango hits Truth from behind and then he punches Truth.

Truth with a double leg take down and then Truth punches Fandango and then he connects with clotheslines and a drop kick. Fandango goes to the floor.

Fandango gets on the mic and he reminds us how to pronounce his name.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Curtis Axel is watching Paul Heyman get ready for his match and he asks Paul if he is nervous. Paul says that he thinks he is having second thoughts about this.

Match Number Seven: Number One Contender Battle Royal for a shot at Dean Ambrose at SummerSlam (featuring Rob Van Dam, Brodus Clay, Tensai, Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, Drew McIntyre, Ryback, Antonio Cesaro, Jack Swagger, Titus O’Neil, Darren Young, Justin Gabriel, Mark Henry, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Fandango, R Truth, Kofi Kingston, Grat Khali, and Wade Barrett)

The wrestlers pair off and try to get an early elimination. Ryback presses Gabriel and eliminates him. Young hits Ryback from behind and then Ryback sends Darren over the top to the floor to eliminate him.

Ryback and Tensai exchange punches in the center of the ring. Ryback clotheslines Tensai over the top rope to the floor. Ryback and Cesaro work over Jey Uso. Titus and Cesaro exchange European uppercuts. Slater and McIntyre work over Jimmy Uso and Jinder joins in to eliminate him.

Henry has Kofi in the corner while Truth goes after Swagger. Cesaro stops Truth. Clay punches Slater and Henry works over Barrett. Cesaro hits Khali from behind to stop his attack on Swagger. Titus punches Henry and kicks him. Ryback and Van Dam battle in the ropes. McIntyre tries to eliminate Kofi but Kofi escapes and Drew holds on to the ropes and stays on the apron.

Kofi punches Ryback and then Swagger and Cesaro look at who to attack. Barrett punches Khali and Khali sends Barrett into the turnbuckles and he chops Wade.

Slater does some ring post dancing while waiting for his time to return to the ring. Slater kicks Barrett from the apron and he returns to the ring. Truth eliminates Fandango and then Truth shimmies for him. Fandango eliminates Truth and then Van Dam sends Fandango back over the top rope.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Khali, Clay, and 3MB were eliminated. Cesaro holds Jey but Jey kicks Swagger and he punches Cesaro. Cesaro and Swagger try to eliminate Jey and they succeed. Cesaro and Swagger gloat over their performance and Henry works them over. Titus slams Van Dam to the mat and the announcers wonder why he didn’t eliminate him. Van Dam with kick and clothesline to eliminate Titus.

Barrett kicks Van Dam and punches him. Cesaro sends Kofi to the apron and he hits Swagger with a springboard move. Cesaro lands on the apron and then Swagger sends Kofi over the top rope and he tries for a sunset flip power bomb. Kofi holds on and so does Cesaro. Swagger clotheslines Kofi to the floor and he is eliminated.

Barrett kicks Henry in the corner and Swagger tries to send Swagger into the turnbuckles but Van Dam with a kick to Swagger followed by a springboard side kick to Cesaro. Ryback with a clothesline to Van Dam. Barrett and Ryback work over Van Dam in the corner while Cesaro and Swagger work over Henry.

Cesaro and Swagger pick up Henry but Henry gets back to his feet and he sends Swagger and Cesaro over the top rope to the floor. Henry with a body block to Barrett and he sends Barrett over the top rope to the floor.

Henry picks up Ryback and Ryback is on the apron. Van Dam with a side kick and Ryback holds on to the ropes. Henry with a body block to eliminate Ryback.

We are down to the final two and the crowd is behind Van Dam more than Henry.

Van Dam climbs on Ryback’s back for a sleeper but Henry backs Van Dam into the turnbuckles. Van Dam with a kick and then he goes up top but Henry crotches Van Dam. Henry charges at Van Dam and Rob drops down and Henry goes over the top rope to the floor.

Winner: Rob Van Dam

After the match, Henry returns to the ring and he fist bumps Van Dam.

The Shield’s music plays and they makes their way to the ring but Henry returns to the ring.

The Shield surround three sides of the ring. Big Show’s music plays and Ambrose, Rollins, and Reigns freeze on the apron. Ambrose, Rollins, and Reigns retreat to the floor and then into the crowd as Show enters the ring.

We are back and Paul Heyman is in the ring. He starts to repeat CM Punk’s name. He asks Punk if he can hear his worshippers calling for their hero. Paul says that he does not blame CM Punk for everything that happened. He blames every member of the WWE Universe. CM Punk used to live for his respect and for his love for his acceptance and adulation. Now Punk does not live for his love, he lives for everyone’s acceptance.

What Paul takes very personally is that the people took CM Punk away from him. Tonight, he takes their worship of their hero away from them. All he has heard for the last week is that it is a trap for CM Punk.

Paul is amazed that the people figured this out on their own. Paul says that it is a trap. This is a conspiracy. He didn’t come up with it himself. He had a co-conspirator. He wants everyone to see his best friend. He brings out BROCK LESNAR.

Before they lay out their plan, Paul has something for Brock. It is a BROCK LESNAR video package.

Paul says that now that we know it is a trap, it is time to talk about the trap. Paul says that he told Brock there was no way that Punk would fall for this, but Punk’s need to be worshipped will be the death of CM Punk. It is so insidious and pure evil, but so simplistic.

Paul says that he is willing to fight CM Punk tonight in this ring. All Punk has to do is play the hero and fight him . . . and BROCK LESNAR. It won’t be one on one. It will be two-on-one. Impossible odds in any situation. Punk can play the hero, but it will be a guaranteed beating less than a week before SummerSlam.

Paul says that heroes are stupid because they have no other option. Paul tells Punk that he has an option and a choice. Tonight, CM Punk does not have to be the hero. All he has to do is disappoint each and every one of you.

All he has to do is tuck his tail between his leg and walk out the door before he faces BROCK LESNAR at SummerSlam.

Paul wants Punk’s answer. Will he be the smart coward or will he play the stupid hero.

Punk takes the camera and hits Lesnar with it when he comes through the crowd. Punk hits Lesnar in the back with the camera. Lesnar rolls to the floor. Punk with a suicide dive onto Lesnar.

Punk grabs a chair and he hits Brock in the back with it. Punk wants the Beast to get up.

Heyman is in the ring and he can’t believe what just happened. Paul tries to apologize and he goes to the floor and Heyman goes up the ramp. Curtis Axel comes out and he goes after Punk but Punk with a chair shot and then he punches Axel and sends him into the TitanTron. Punk gets Axel on his back and he hits a Go To Sleep on Axel.

We go to credits.


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