We are told that AJ Lee is currently in a meeting at WWE headquarters and will be at Raw later in the show.
Match Number One: Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara versus Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes in the Finals of the Number One Contender Tournament
Cody and Cara start things off and they lock up. Rhodes backs Cara into the corner and Cara blocks a punch and he connects with kicks. Cara tries for a handspring back elbow but Rhodes sees it coming and Cara does a flip. Cara with a head scissors and Rey tags in. They hit a wheelbarrow spike front driver for a near fall.
Rey with a forearm and kick to Cody. Cody with the drop down uppercut and Sandow tags in. Sandow kicks Rey followed by an Irish whip. Rey lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt. Rey and Sandow with waist locks. Rey with a head scissors and Sandow gets stuck to the ropes until Cody pulls Sandow to the floor.
Cara with a suicide dive onto Cody and Rey with a seated splash onto Sandow.
We see the men who am the tag team champions watching in the back as Rey brings Sandow back to the apron.
Rey puts Sandow in the ropes and he holds Cara for a springboard double jump moonsault for a near fall. Cara with a kick and punches. Cara misses a cross body and Sandow tries to take advantage and he gets a near fall. Rhodes tags in and he punches Cara. Rhodes with a delayed gourdbuster and he gets a near fall.
Rhodes tags Sandow back in and he punches Cara and continues the attack with forearms and a shoulder in the corner. Rhodes tags back in and he stomps on the abdomen. Sandow tags back in as they continue to stay fresh while working on Cara. Sandow with a suplex and he hits a leaping knee drop. Sandow bows at his own performance and he sends Cara back into his corner. Rhodes tags back in and he kicks Cara.
Cara kicks Rhodes but Cody keeps Cara from making the tag. Cody says something to Rey and then he returns to Cara and punches him. Cara with a step up enzuigiri and both men are down.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Cody with a hammer lock on Cara. Rey with a slam and a Flair-like knee drop. Sandow tags back in and he punches Cara. Sandow with the side Russian leg sweep and he floats through into the Elbow of Disdain and he connects but Rey breaks up the cover.
Rhodes tags back in and he puts Cara on the turnbuckles. Cody tries for a superplex but Cara holds on to the turnbuckles and he hits a tornado DDT and both men are down. Rey tags in and he hits the seated senton on Rhodes and he knocks Sandow off the apron. Rey with a head scissors followed by a drop toe hold that sends Rhodes into the turnbuckles. Rey with a moonsault for a near fall.
Rey with a drop kick to the back and Cody is locked in the ropes. Rey does the same to Sandow and then he hits a 619 on both men. Rey goes up top and hits the dive onto Rhodes but Sandow blocks the three count.
Cara with an enzuigiri and Rey kicks Sandow to the floor. Rhodes takes advantage of Rey losing focus to hit Cross Rhodes for the three count.
Winners: Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow
Daniel and Kane congratulate Damien and Cody on their win. Kane wonders if they will win the tag titles and they say Hell No. Kane says that he wants to perform some magic and he puts Bryan behind him. Kane sets off the pyro from the ring posts.
We go to commercial.
We are back with photos from the WWE Tour of Egypt.
Miz is at the announce table with Jim Ross and Michael Cole because the man who beat him last week on Main Event to win the Intercontinental Title.
Match Number Two: Kofi Kingston versus Michael McGillicutty
Michael with punches to Kofi as he shows some aggression at the start of the match. Michael with a drop kick. Michael with a snap Saito Suplex for a near fall. Michael kicks Kofi and punches him in the corner. Michael with a knee to the midsection followed by more punches. Michael with a chop and back breaker. Michael with a reverse chin lock.
Kofi with punches when he gets back to his feet. Michael with punches in the corner and the referee warns him. Michael takes too much time and Kofi leaps over Michael and Kofi with Trouble in Paradise for the three count.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
After the match, Miz tells Kofi to keep the title warm for him since he will win it back on Sunday.
We go back to the end of last weekâ€™s Raw when we found out that it will be Ryback who will get a shot at the WWE Title against CM Punk.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we have some New York Giants in the crowd.
John Cena makes his way to the ring.
John mentions that we have the defending Super Bowl champs in the house. And next door is the home for Wrestlemania 29. On Sunday, it will be Hell in a Cell. On Sunday, the WWE Universe will finally find out that CM Punk is a man that tells the truth. CM Punk has been WWE Champion for 337 days. The most truthful thing CM Punk ever said was something he said before he won the title. He talked about change.
This Sunday, at Hell in A Cell, after 337 days we see change. Change is 6 foot 3 inches. Change is 291 pounds. When change steps into the ring all he can hear is Feed Me More. Ryback is not an individual who will talk about an unreachable brass ring. Ryback will not complain about conspiracy. Ryback will not talk about a revolutionary Raw and ice cream. Ryback talks about destruction and on Sunday the face of the WWE will change.
CM Punk makes his way onto the stage and he is joined by the official championship belt holder, Paul Heyman.
Punk says that he wants to start off by saying that John Cena would say something nice about the Giants. Punk says that Cena wants to endear himself to them. Punk says that the Giants suck. He wonâ€™t do that because he is a huge Giants fan, but he is talking about the Giants from San Francisco.
Punk says that Cenaâ€™s demand for change is laughable. He has been champion for 337 days and counting. That means that Cena has not been champion for a longer period than that. Punk says that he has done everything that he has promised and then some.
Punk says that he is the best in the world, not Cena, not the Giants, and not Ryback. Punk says that Cena can say that Ryback will hurt him and cause bodily harm. When CM Punk makes a promise, he means and he promises that he will walk out of Hell in a Cell still your WWE Champion.
He says that Cena is doing a good job being Rybackâ€™s cheerleader. Punk says that Cena realizes that Cena cannot beat him.
Cena says that he wanted to come out to say how excited he is for Sunday.
Cena says that he was not allowed to beat Punk, but now he is officially medically cleared. Cena says that he will not mess up the Title Match on Sunday, but he wants to mess up Punk tonight. He wants to give Punk a pre ass whipping before the real ass whipping on Sunday.
Punk walks to the ring and Paul tries to stop him.
Punk gets on the apron and then he goes back to the floor and he is given the title belt to hold over his head as he backs up the ramp.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Antonio Cesaro versus Justin Gabriel
Cesaro takes his time getting ready and then he goes to the floor to make an announcement. He introduces himself as the United States Champion in five different languages.
Gabriel with a pescado onto Cesaro and they return to the ring. Cesaro with a hot shot to Gabriel followed by a boot to the head. Cesaro with a European uppercut to the chin followed by one to the back of the head. Cesaro with a dead lift side salto. Cesaro with a cravate and Gabriel with punches but Cesaro drops Gabriel on the top turnbuckle and then he kicks Gabriel in the midsection.
Cesaro with a near fall. Cesaro with a cravate. Cesaro with an Irish whip but Gabriel with a kick. Cesaro tosses Gabriel into the turnbuckles. Gabriel lands on his feet when Cesaro pulls him up. Gabriel with an elbow drop and then he goes up top but Cesaro hits the ropes and it crotches Gabriel.
Cesaro tries for a superplex but Gabriel with forearms. Cesaro with forearms as well. Gabriel with chops but Cesaro with a forearm and then he knocks Gabriel to the apron. Gabriel with an enzuigiri and Cesaro goes down. Gabriel hits the 450 Splash and gets the three count.
Winner: Justin Gabriel
We go to the back and a limo arrives in the arena. Vince McMahon emerges and he is joined by AJ Lee and she does not appear to be in a good mood.
We go to commercial.
We are back and AJ Lee and Vince McMahon are in the ring. Vince says that AJ Lee met with the board of directors for several hours. The subject was her tenure as General Manager of Raw.
Vince gives the mic to AJ and she says that because of allegations of her fraternizing with a superstar on the roster, she is resigning from Raw. AJ says that these allegations are completely false. She understands that she could have been fired a long time ago. She could have been fired when she attacked Vickie or Paul Heyman. She could have been fired for decisions that appeared to be unfair.
She says that some of her decisions might have been unorthodox and some might consider her mentally unstable. She says that some people like a crazy chick.
AJ says that she has come so far in her career. She says that she grew up fifteen minutes from here. She says that she grew up with nothing. She has lived in cars, motels, and has gone from being homeless to being the boss. AJ says that everyone accepted her. AJ thanks everyone for every second because she has loved every second of this job.
AJ thanks Vince for an opportunity that no one else would have given her.
Vince hugs AJ and Paul Heyman makes his way to the stage and he says that he speaks for everyone that he was unaware of AJâ€™s touching life story. Paul mentions the one in a billion chance of a homeless girl rising to the top of the longest running weekly episodic show in television history. She rose above her lack of education, intelligence, and class. She rose above the fact that she grew up a Jersey girl.
Paul says that business is business and there needs to be a new General Manager on Raw. Paul says that he understands that the board needs to name someone immediately and Vince should sign off on someone with class, education, and dignity. He needs someone who can show Ruthless Aggression. Paul knows that they have butted heads and he understands that he has been wrong in the past. He humbly suggests that if they need him to step in as the next General Manager of Raw, it should be him.
Vince tells Paul . . . NO
Vince introduces the person who is the managing supervisor of Raw. That person is Vickie Guerrero.
Vickie Guerrero starts off by thanking the WWE Board of Directors for giving her this opportunity. Vickie with an Excuse Me. She says that she is so touched that the Board values her expertise.
Paul interrupts with an Excuse Me of his own. He says that now that Vickie is in a position of power, it is time for her to make her first decision. Paul says that he would not have thrown his name into the ring if he knew she would get the position. He wants Vickie to give Punk back his opportunity to name an opponent. He says that Ryback is a Punk eating carnivore.
Vickie tells Paul that Punk will face Ryback at Hell in a Cell. Vickie says that she will show everyone that she will do a better job than Booker T on Smackdown. The main event will be Champion versus Champion. CM Punk will face Sheamus.
Paul tells Vickie that she cannot do that and Vickie tells Paul to watch her. The main event will be the largest lumberjack match in the history of Raw.
Paul leaves the ring and he talks to himself.
Vickie looks at AJ and she tells her that she knew all along that AJ was not right for the job. Her immaturity and dress are not for someone in a position of power. Vickie says that she has the experience to run Raw. That is why the board feels that she will soon be the General Manager.
Vickie mentions AJâ€™s allegations. Not only was she fraternizing with the talent, AJ had an affair. Vickie says that AJ disgusts her. Vickie tells AJ to pack up her Barbies and her dolls because since it is her ring now, AJ has to leave.
AJ starts to leave the ring but then she turns around and attacks Vickie Guerrero. Vickie gets out of the ring and she yells at the referees.
We go to commercial.
Coverage continues on next page
If you enjoy PWInsider.com you can check out the AD-FREE PWInsider Elite section, which features exclusive audio updates, news, our critically acclaimed podcasts, interviews and more, right now for THREE DAYS free by clicking here!