Monday Night RAW Results: August 29, 2011
Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, August 29th, 2011 (USA Network)
Location: The BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Results by Colin Rinehart
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
-Colin is without electricity, so you have me tonight. Wish him well as the hurricane caused havoc where he is.
~THE H’s SPEAK~
COO HHH makes his way to the ring to kick off the show. HHH says that it is his job to make sure that we give the fans the absolute best that the WWE has to offer at all times. To make sure that the company thrives and survives. Starting tonight, and for the future, you will not only get the superstars of Raw every Monday, but you will get the stars of Smackdown joining them. This is to create Raw’s Supershow. That is the cool part of his job. But there are bad parts, like disrespect, people sending texts, faking car crashes, and unfortunately for him, most of the lies come from Nash, a close friend. Apparently Kevin is upset that HHH wouldn’t allow him to be a man. Well Kev, you want to be a man, come to the ring, look him in the eye and tell him why you lied.
CM Punk now makes his way to the ring. Punk claps for HHH and grabs the mic. He says that was a great performance. He says that was Oscar caliber stuff. HHH asks what Punk wants, and Punk says to stop acting, stop lying, and tell the truth.
n.W.o music hits and here comes Kevin Nash. Nash says that yeah, yeah he lied. He had his driver call Johnny Ace and claim he was in a wreck, because HHH wouldn’t let him take care of things. He tricked HHH. Nash had to get rid of HHH to make things right. Nash says Punk has been trying to make a fool out of him, but that is over. Nash claims Punk’s insulting them both and Stephanie. So he asks HHH a question, what kind of man are YOU HHH? HHH stands there, and then says he is the man that does not expect to be lied to by his best friend. He wants to take what Nash says for the truth, but that doesn’t work anymore. He cannot trust him anymore when it comes to business. Now, he asks him to leave, leave and this time, do not come back. Nash says he lied, but only about the accident, but not about the text. Also, last week, Johnny Ace, signed him to a very lucrative WWE contract. So, buddy old pal, if you are going to fire him, he has to do it in front of the audience. And no matter what, he will get paid. So, ball is in your court.
HHH says he will not fire him. But the lying stops now. No more. Punk acts like he is throwing up over the ring ropes and then at their feet. Family Guy style spoof here. Get it he is acting like he is sick, acting like them. He doesn’t believe this crap. He says HHH is having Nash do his dirty work and also hired him back. Hey everyone, the KLIQ is back, WHOO HOO! Which is ironic, which is the noise (click) that the fans make when Nash walks on screen. Nash says since he is under contract, why don’t they book the match everyone wants to see. The match Punk thinks he wants, Nash vs. Punk. Punk says they can do it at NOC, since Nash is a championship ass kisser. Punk says to check with your wife HHH. Punk says the wife runs the show anyway, ask her if it is ok. He accuse Steph of ordering the text and says HHH wears Steph’s panties. PIPE BOMB. Punk and HHH stare down, and HHH says if he wants the match, fine, it is official for NOC. And as far as they go, he has two words for them, suck it.
As Nash and Punk stare down, Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. Orton faces Dolph Ziggler later tonight.
Non-Title Match: World Champion Randy Orton vs. US Champion Dolph Ziggler w/Vickie Guerrero
Lock up to begin, and Orton shoves him away. Orton slams Ziggler to the corner, to the other and then a clothesline. Ziggler fights back with the dropkick and covers for 2. Boot to the gut by Ziggler, lays the boots to Orton in the corner and then Orton fires back and shoots Ziggler off the ropes, Thesz press and rights by Orton. Hangman’s DDT try, Vickie distracts Orton and Ziggler sends Orton to the floor. Zig Zag on the floor by Ziggler, and Ziggler back into the ring. The ref counts, Orton breaks he count and makes it back in. Ziggler on the attack, lays the boots to Orton and we head to commercial @ 3:00.
Back from commercial @ 6:00, and Ziggler is working over Orton on the floor. Ziggler slams Orton to the steps, and is in control. Jack Swagger watches on from the back, Ziggler rolls Orton in and covers for 2. Ziggler works the chinlock, Orton escapes and eats a back elbow from Ziggler. To the 2nd rope, a right by Orton stops that. They trade shots, head butt by Orton and he climbs up as well and gets the SUPERPLEX and BOTH men are down! Orton rolls over for the cover of 2. Orton looks pissed here, clothesline connects. Another, and the snap slam connects. Boot from Ziggler, but he runs into a belly to belly for 2. Boot by Ziggler, fameasser connects and that gets 2. Orton counters a neck breaker and gets a roll up for 2. Catapult by Orton, Ziggler crashes into the corner. Back breaker into the neck breaker combo by Orton connects, and that gets 2. Orton backs off, looking for the punt, but Ziggler counters with the superkick for a CLOSE 2! Ziggler misses a sleeper, Orton with the hangman’s neck breaker! Drops and pounds the mat…RKO countered into a sleeper by Ziggler! Orton escapes, counter, RKO and that is all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Randy Orton @ 12:00 (9:00 shown) via pin
-Orton celebrates, and Vickie is NOT impressed with Dolph’s performance.
-We see John Cena winning a title shot last week, as well as Del Rio’s attack after that match.
-Backstage, Josh Matthews is with Cena. Josh asks him about the attack, and Cena walks away.
~JOHN CENA SPEAKS~
John Cena makes his way out to the ring. Cena asks how everyone is doing tonight, and mentions that there are mixed emotions and he loves it. He says he is uneasy, because ADR actions have spoken louder than words. His words were that he would have honor and class, but his actions says he has no class and he has no honor. I believe that there was a douchebag in there. Cena plans to kick Del Rio’s teeth down his throat, you want some, come get some.
Mark Henry makes his way out to the ring, and someone’s gonna get their ass whipped, and there may in fact, be wig splitting as well. Henry says he came down here to GET ME SOME! He says Cena may not have noticed, but he has dismantled Kane, Big Show and others. Last week he took out Sheamus on those steel steps, and Cena will join the hall of pain. Regardless of who wins the cage match tomorrow, they too will join his list. At NOC, Henry says he will be the new world champion.
Christian now makes his way out to the ring, and apparently has something to add. Christian says that he will put Henry’s mind at ease. After he beats Orton tomorrow, he and Henry will face at NOC. Christian says Cena makes him sick. If there is one thing he cannot stand, it is Cena whining bitching and complaining until they get what he wants. Cena says that he doesn’t whine, and makes fun of Christian’s tan and Henry’s breath. Cena then says if they want some, get some, if not, get gone. Christian asks if Henry will take that, and they have the numbers, and they should teach Cena a lesson. Sheamus runs down to make the save and it appears as if we have a tag team match.
Christian bails on Henry, and Henry then decides to bail as well. Backstage, Johnny Ace says he wants to make the tag match for later tonight. HHH appears, and says that He already made the match. Remember, he works for HHH, he is the boss.
-CM Punk vs. The Miz is next!
-Punk is in the ring, and Miz is out to talk shit. He says Punk talks trash and is worse than Cena. REALLY? REALLY? REALLY? Miz says he was speaking his mind before Punk was dropping pipe bombs, and Miz is the most must see WWE champion of all time. If last week wasn’t an example enough, well tonight will be. Because he’s the Miz, and he’s awesome.
CM Punk vs. The Miz
Lock up to begin, off the ropes and Punk with the shoulder block. Punk mocks Miz, lock up again and to the corner they go. Miz turns Punk, lefts connect. Sidekick by Punk in return, off the ropes and a back elbow by Punk. A kick to the back follows, suplex by Punk and then kicks Miz in the head. Punk up top now, but Miz crotches him. That had to suck. Miz lays the boots to Punk, and covers for 2. Knees to the back by Miz, high knee lift follows and covers for 2. Lefts by Miz, juking and jiving, and Punk lays the kicks into Miz. Miz fights back with the DDT, and covers for 2. Chinlock by Miz, Punk fights out and runs into the dual neck breaker by Miz, who covers for 2. Punk to the corner, Miz measures him and charges and gets the corner clothesline. Miz up top now, and connects with the double ax handle for 2. Miz again up top, leaps into a punch by Punk. Knees by Punk, off the ropes and a boot by Miz. Yakuza kick by Miz gets 2. Miz back to work on the chinlock, Punk fights back and escapes. GTS try, countered and a reverse DDT by Miz gets a close 2. Miz kicks Punk in the head, and Punk fires back and they trade shots. Suplex try, countered, and a neck breaker by Miz gets 2. Cravat by Miz now, Punk to his feet, escapes and lays in the rights to Miz. Miz then slams Punk to the steel post and Punk falls to the floor. We head to a commercial @ 8:00.
Back from commercial @ 11:00, and Punk is fighting back out of a chinlock. He tosses Miz down and both men try to get to their feet. Leg kicks by Punk, off the ropes and a clothesline by Punk. Corner knee by Punk, bulldog follows and now Punk to the apron. Springboards in with the clothesline and connects. GTS try, counter and Punk avoids the SCF. Welcome to Chicago motherfucker (butterfly back breaker) gets 2. Punk now climbs up top, Miz stops that and follows Punk up. Suplex try, countered and Punk knocks Miz to the mat. MACHO ELBOW CONNECTS~! Truth runs down and that will be a DQ.
OFFICIAL RESULT: CM Punk @ 14:00 via DQ
-Punk fights off both men on the floor for a bit, Truth tosses him in the ring and Punk gets the GTS on Truth. Here comes Kevin Nash. Nash gets to the ring, and looks to enter, and Miz attacks Punk. Nash watches on as Truth and Miz lay the beat down on Punk. They back off, Nash grabs Punk…POWERBOMB~! Nash poses.
Sin Cara vs. Jack Swagger21
Lock up to begin, to the corner and Swagger snags the leg and eats an enziguri. Sloppy head scissors follows and a dropkick. Swagger to the floor, Cara fakes the dive and then gets the moonsault onto Swagger. Back into the ring they go, and Swagger takes control. Here comes Vickie Guerrero as Swagger gets a leg drop. Swagger appears to be smitten with Vickie. Cara with the counter and boot to Swagger. Sunset flip by Cara gets 2. Shoulder block by Swagger gets 2. Dolph is out now and Swagger is not happy. They argue, Swagger gets distracted and Cara gets a tornado DDT and then gets the senton and lionsault for the pin.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Sin Cara @ 3:00 via pin
-For those asking it appeared to be Hunico as Sin Cara, which was rumored to be going forward.
-Vickie and Dolph argue after the match.
WWE TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH: Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston © vs. David Otunga vs. Michael McGuillicutty 32
McGuillicutty and Bourne to begin, arm drags by Bourne. McGuillicutty counters and lays the boots to him. Lawler continues to bury the ex-champs. McGuillicutty gets a cover off of a dropkick for 2. Tag to Otunga, clothesline follows and a cover gets 2. Tag back to McGuillicutty, rights to Bourne. Side back breaker connects and McGuillicutty covers for 2. Bourne with a roll and tag, Kofi in and cleans house on the former champs. McGuillicutty counters the SOS, boot to McGuillicutty and a high cross body gets 2 as Otunga makes the save. Bourne in and clears out Ounga and then flies to the floor to wipe him out. Kofi with trouble in paradise on McGuillicutty and that is all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston @ 2:00 via pin
-Otunga and McGuillicutty talk shit to Lawler after the match. They rip off his headset and call him an old man. Otunga stares down Lawler and looks mean as McGuillicutty talks trash.
-Eve and Kelly Kelly are backstage. Talking.
NON-TITLE MATCH: Kelly Kelly © w/Eve vs. Brie Bella w/Nikki Bella
And here we go. They talk trash, forearms by Kelly. Knee by Brie, and slams Kelly down. Boots follow, and a kick to the back as well. Brie stands on her hair, not very sporting of her. Beth and Natalya watch on backstage and we get them talking, thusly ignoring the match. They talk shit, and as we get back to the match, Kelly fights back and spanks Brie’s ass. Kelly gets dumped to the floor, and Nikki takes out Eve. Kelly attacks and tosses a Bella back in, TWIN MAGIC here, and Kelly is back in. Nikki is in, x-factor and she gets the win.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Brie Nikki Bella @ 2:00 via pin
-We get an Alex Riley video package, discussing wanting to become a wrestler.
-Commentary discusses CM Punk vs. Kevin Nash at Night of Champions.
-We get a trailer for HHH’s new movie.
John Cena & Sheamus vs. Christian & Mark Henry
Sheamus and Christian to kick things off. Rights by Sheamus, off the ropes and a right by Christian. Clothesline by Sheamus, and Christian is down. Christian holds onto the ropes for dear life, and then nails Sheamus in the ribs. Big slam by Sheamus, and Christian quickly tags Henry. Henry talks shit to Sheamus, hey shove each other and rights by Sheamus. He works the leg, clubs Henry down and just beats on him. Boot by Sheamus, but Henry with a big clothesline to level Sheamus. Henry rips off the rib bandages of Sheamus, and then beats down Sheamus. Tag to Christian, who continues the attack on Sheamus. He lays the boots to Sheamus in the corner, and then works the front fascelock. Sheamus fights for a tag, knees by Christian and a tag to Henry. Rights by Henry and Sheamus is down again. Tag back to Christian, to the second rope and leaps into the Irish curse back breaker. Sheamus looks for the tag, gets it! Cena in and cleans house on Christian. PROTO BOMB connects. Five knuckle shuffle connects as well, and looks for the AA, countered and Christian looks for the DDT. Countered and Cena with the powerslam. Cena wipes out Henry, catches Christian and looks for the AA again. Countered, but Cena locks in the STF and Henry breaks that up. Sheamus side steps Henry who flies to the floor and Sheamus with the shoulder block to the floor. SPEAR by Christian and that gets a close 2. Christian picks up Cena, kill switch, countered and a BIG BOOT by Sheamus into the AA and Christian eats the pin.
OFFICIAL RESULT: John Cena & Sheamus @ 7:00 via pin
-HHH watches on from backstage, and here is Punk. HHH says that he spoke to the board of directors, and Punk then mocks him about his marriage. HHH says that the match with Nash has been canceled. At Night of Champions, CM Punk will face HHH!