WWF / WWE RAW (1993-Present)

2011

1/3/11; Phoenix, AZ; US Airways Center
1/3/11 - featured an opening statement from Michael Cole in which he said John Cena was not expected to be in the building after the attack he sustained the previous week and an injury sustained at a live event at the hands of Wade Barrett; Cole & Josh Matthews, subbing for an injured Jerry Lawler, provided commentary for the show; members of the Phoenix Suns were shown in attendance; included Scott Stanford conducting a backstage interview with WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin, alongside Alex Riley, regarding his win earlier in the show; featured the announcement Tough Enough was returning to TV and would air on the USA Network in the summer; included an in-ring promo by CM Punk in which he noted Cena wasn't in the building, that he himself was a three-time former world champion and Nexus begged him to be their new leader; Punk then said he lived by hustle, loyalty, and respect but it was just a catchphrase for Cena; Punk then told Cena to stay at home before Wade Barrett interrupted, saying he was the reason Cena wasn't there and he was the real leader of Nexus; after the two argued, they had David Otunga, Husky Harris, Michael McGillicutty, Justin Gabriel, & Heath Slater come out to the ring; Otunga took the mic but Cole quickly received an e-mail from the Raw GM that said either Punk or Barrett would face Sheamus and Randy Orton in a steel cage match later in the show to determine Miz's challenger at the Royal Rumble; Punk then said he wasn't going to fight Barrett and would follow him in Nexus if he won, but if he lost he would be out of the group and it would be led by Punk; the two then shook hands to the deal; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE was recently named one of America's hottest brands, along with Droid, iPad, Silly Bandz, Buick, and Gillette; included an ad promoting 'Bobby The Brain Heenan' on DVD; featured a backstage segment with Barrett and Nexus in which Barrett said Punk would only use them for his own personal gain; Punk then walked in and said he and Nexus were pulling for him to win the steel cage match; after Barrett left, Punk shook the hands of the Nexus members; included Stanford conducting a backstage interview with Orton regarding his steel cage match later in the show, with Orton saying he was too nice in 2010:
WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin pinned John Morrison in a falls count anywhere match at 17:27 by pinning Morrison on the floor with the Skull Crushing Finale after Morrison missed a Starship Pain to the floor and crashed through a table, but then kicked out of a pin attempt; Alex Riley was in Miz's corner early in the match and interfered until sustaining a running knee to the head by Morrison at the 5-minute mark and was taken backstage; after the match, Morrison was tended to by officials as he and Miz locked eyes to close the segment
WWE Divas Champion Natalya Neidhart, Brie Bella, & Eve defeated Melina, Maryse, & Alicia Fox at 2:54 when Eve pinned Melina with a neckbreaker after Natalya hit a discus clothesline on Melina
Jimmy & Jey Uso defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (w/ Tamina) in a non-title match at 3:54 when Jey pinned Santino with a Samoan Drop after avoiding the Cobra; after the contest, Kozlov knocked Jey to the floor before Santino & Tamina hit a double Cobra on Jimmy
Alberto Del Rio defeated R-Truth via submission with the armbreaker at 9:53; Ricardo Ridriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer for the bout; after his entrance, Del Rio cut a promo in the ring saying he was going to be World Heavyweight Champion, dominate Raw and Smackdown, and win the Royal Rumble; moments later, Truth interrupted to say he was going to send Del Rio back to Smackdown
Randy Orton defeated Sheamus and Wade Barrett in a steel cage match at 18:45 by escaping out the door after dropping Sheamus with the RKO; stipulations stated the winner would challenge WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin at the Royal Rumble; during Barrett's entrance, it was noted John Cena could be back in action the following week; stipulations also stated Barrett would continue to lead Nexus if he won but would be kicked out if he lost; late in the bout, CM Punk ran out, climbed to the top of the cage to seemingly help Barrett over but instead ripped off Barrett's Nexus armband and kicked him off the cage

1/10/11; Nashville, TN; Bridgestone Arena
1/10/11 - featured a segment in which Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler began to argue until Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM that stated he supported Cole and wished there were more people like him, then listing off his accomplishments and traits; Lawler then interrupted, said Cole was a coward, and shut the laptop; another e-mail then came in that said Cole wasn't a coward and neither was Lawler, then announcing Randy Orton & Lawler would face WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin & Alex Riley later in the program; included a backstage segment with Punk and Nexus in which he offered Husky Harris initiation into the group in exchange for three lashes with a leather strap from Otunga, Slater, & Gabriel; Harris's back became visibly red as he took the beating; Punk then had Harris held up so he could land several lashes himself; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that stated WWE Magazine is 27 years old, older than WrestleMania itself; included an in-ring promo by the Big Show in which he said he would knock out Wade Barrett Friday on Smackdown and was looking to win the Royal Rumble; moments later, Punk, Otunga, Gabriel, & Slater came out to the entrance stage with Otunga then walking out to the ring alone; Otunga threw a punch and then stood back as though he was waiting and willing to take Show's punch to the face; Show instead threw Otunga to the floor, assaulted him around ringside, dropped him with the chokeslam in the ring and followed with the punch; featured a backstage segment with Punk, Slater, and Gabriel in which Punk said Slater and Gabriel would have to beat each other with kendo sticks until he told them to stop in order to join the group; the two hesitated for several moments, then acted like they wanted to hit Punk with the weapons before eventually dropping the kendo sticks and walking off; included an in-ring segment in which Lawler introduced the first inductee into the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame, Shawn Michaels, with a video package then airing to the tune of Five For Fighting's "Chances;" Michaels then came out to a chant of "One more match" but, before he could speak, Alberto Del Rio interrupted, said the fans used to cheer for Michaels but now cheer for him, and that he would win the Rumble and be known as the new Mr. WrestleMania; Michaels responded by dropping Del Rio with the superkick and put on Del Rio's scarf (Michaels' first TV appearance in 10 months); featured a backstage segment with Miz and Riley in which they discussed their match later in the show and Miz facing Orton at the Rumble; included an in-ring segment in which Cole discussed John Cena's injury only for Punk, on top of the big screen, interrupted, said Otunga, Harris, & McGillicutty proved themselves to join the new Nexus and he was ready to do the same; Punk then said he was prepared to jump off the tron to prove himself, then admitted he was joking and had fooled the crowd; Punk then came down and joined the three other members of the group in the ring; he then said anyone who thought he would jump off the tron is stupid and he is mentally superior and didn't need initiations to lead the group; moments later, Cena appeared on the big screen via satellite and said Punk was wasting everyone's time; he then said he had already gone through all the other members of Nexus except Punk and challenged him to a match for the following week, which Punk accepted; featured an ad promoting WWE 2011 Hall of Fame tickets going on sale Saturday:
WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (w/ Tamina) fought ? & ? to a no contest when Husky Harris, David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty, Justin Gabriel, & Heath Slater attacked the champions upon their entrance; moments later, CM Punk entered the ring, took the mic, praised the members of Nexus, and hoped that John Cena would give his second farewell speech later in the show; Punk then said he would initiate himself as the new leader of the new Nexus and that the rest of the team would have their own tests to pass to be part of the group; Otunga took the mic and said he and the others would be honored to be initiated into the group; Punk then brought up McGillicutty and said his initiation would be to sustain an attack from Nexus, with McGillicutty then taking the finishing moves from the other members, finishing with Gabriel's 450 splash; the other members then put McGillicutty on Punk's shoulders so he could hit the Go To Sleep and then carried him backstage to end the segment Alberto Del Rio defeated R-Truth via count-out at 1:51 after Truth punched an interfering Ricardo Rodriguez on the floor after Rodriguez distracted Truth by repeatedly asking "What's up;" Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer for the bout; after the contest, Del Rio took the mic and said it was his destiny to win the Royal Rumble and headline WrestleMania before saying the American crowd new nothing about music and culture and country music was "boring;" Del Rio then had Rodriguez sing "La Cucaracha"
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan (w/ Nikki & Brie Bella) & Mark Henry defeated Tyson Kidd & Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse) at 2:45 when Henry pinned Kidd with the powerslam
John Morrison pinned Sheamus at 12:06 with the knee to the head after dropping Sheamus face-first across the ringpost as both men were on the top turnbuckle; during Morrison's entrance, a video package aired recapping his match the previous week against WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin
Randy Orton & Jerry Lawler defeated WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin & Alex Riley at 11:22 when Lawler pinned Riley with the fistdrop off the top as Orton blocked Miz from breaking the cover; Josh Matthews, subbing for Lawler, & Michael Cole provided commentary for the match

1/17/11; Little Rock, AR; Verizon Arena
1/17/11 - featured an opening video package honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day; included an in-ring promo by John Cena in which he reviewed his feud with CM Punk, then saying he would give payback later in the show and go on to win the Royal Rumble and regain the WWE World Title at WrestleMania; moments later, WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin, alongside Alex Riley, interrupted, said no one wanted to see Cena do all that and that Cena's odds were against him since it was now a 40-man, not 30-man, Rumble; Miz then noted the winner could face either the WWE World Champion or the World Heavyweight Champion and that the winner shouldn't choose to face him because they would lose just like Randy Orton will at the Rumble; Cena replied by saying both Jerry Lawler and Orton should be the WWE World Champion if not for the interference of Michael Cole and Riley; Miz then said he could outwrestle the greatest technicians in WWE history, with Cena replying Miz would not make it past the Rumble with the title and Cena vs. Orton sounded like a WrestleMania worthy match; moments later, Punk, alongside Husky Harris, Michael McGillicutty, David Otunga, came out to the entrance stage to discuss his being in the Rumble match as well with his group, noting Cena's chances of winning the Rumble were now zero; Harris, McGillicutty, and Otunga then attacked Cena in the ring until WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov made the save; Punk then joined Nexus in going to the ring again only for Michael Cole to receive an e-mail from the Raw GM that said Nexus would be barred from ringside for the Cena vs. Punk match and any members that interfered would be out of the Rumble match; featured a backstage segment with Otunga, Harris, and McGillicutty in which Punk walked in, stared each man down, smiled, and said only "Faith;" included the announcement the WWE won two Mashable awards for their social media campaign "Stand Up for WWE;" featured a backstage segment in which Brie & Nikki Bella made a bet over who would be WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan's "first;" included an ad promoting WWE 2011 Hall of Fame tickets; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE Magazine is the #1 sports title magazine sold in Walmart, beating out Sports Illustrated; included a backstage segment with Nexus in which Punk spoke to the group about faith; featured a video package on WWE's efforts to help the Make-A-Wish Foundation, with comments from Layla, Triple H, and Mark Henry; included a vignette by Derrick Bateman in which he tried to sell Mark Henry perfume; featured a video package recapping the history of the Royal Rumble; included the announcement that World Heavyweight Champion Edge would face Miz the following week:
WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (w/ Tamina) defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso at 4:34 when Santino scored the pin with the Cobra
John Morrison pinned WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan (w/ Brie & Nikki Bella) in a non-title match at 7:23 with the Flying Chuck and knee to the head; prior to the bout, a vignette on Morrison aired; after the match, Morrison and Bryan shook hands; moments later, Sheamus interrupted at the entrance stage and took credit for making Morrison a star and said neither Bryan or Morrison were in his league; Sheamus then said he would win the Royal Rumble and personally eliminate Bryan and Morrison
Randy Orton pinned Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 8:27 by reversing the Zig Zag into the RKO; prior to the bout, Vickie cut an in-ring promo saying Ziggler would win the World Heavyweight Title at the Royal Rumble; after the match, WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin and Alex Riley jumped Orton in the ring, with Miz eventually throwing Orton into the ring steps on the floor; Jerry Lawler then intervened and punched out Riley only to be thrown into the first row by Miz; Miz then hoisted Orton to his feet and rammed him into the ringpost before he and Riley threw Orton through the barricade blocking off the time keeper and ring announcer; Miz then took the mic, got in Orton's face, and said he was awesome
WWE Divas Champion Natalya Neidhart defeated Maryse in a non-title match via submission with the Sharpshooter at 1:40; Eve and Melina provided guest commentary for the bout alongside Michael Cole but Melina didn't speak a word; after the match, Eve yelled at Cole at the floor before Eve shoved her and walked off; Ted Dibiase Jr. then walked out to try to calm down Maryse, with Maryse then calling him a loser; Dibiase then took the mic and said Maryse and the fans didn't think he could win the Royal Rumble, then issuing an open challenge to face anyone in an over-the-top rope challenge; after the commercial break, Mark Henry appeared to accept the challenge
Mark Henry defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. in an over-the-top rope challenge at the 27-second mark; after the match, Tyson Kidd, Primo Colon, David Hart Smith, William Regal, Zack Ryder, Yoshi Tatsu, R-Truth, and Darren Young ran out and brawled; as more men were eliminated, Sheamus came out and began eliminating men until it came down to him and Henry, with Henry eventually throwing Sheamus out; Jerry Lawler rejoined Cole on commentary during the segment; after Sheamus was thrown out, Alberto Del Rio drove into the arena, said it was his destiny to win the Royal Rumble and become champion at WrestleMania
CM Punk defeated John Cena via disqualification at 15:42 when an unknown man came in the ring, with Punk then smiling and letting the man hit a clothesline on him; prior to the bout, Punk was escorted out by David Otunga, Husky Harris, & Michael McGillicutty; stipulations stated Nexus was banned from ringside and would be taken out of the Royal Rumble match if they interfered; after the bout, the man assaulted Cena as well, with Nexus running out to protect Punk before the man knealt before Punk and was given a Nexus armband; the group then raised their arms in the ring to close the show

1/24/11; Detroit, MI; Joe Louis Arena
1/24/11 - featured a backstage segment with David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty, and Husky Harris in which they were worried about potentially losing their Royal Rumble spots should CM Punk lose to Wade Barrett; moments later, Punk and Mason Ryan walked in with Punk telling them to have faith and that they would sacrifice to help him win the Rumble and main event WrestleMania; Punk finished by having them all get down on one knee and hold their fist out; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with John Cena regarding being the official for the Punk vs. Barrett match; moments later, WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin, and Alex Riley, interrupted to say the winner of the Rumble should not choose to challenge him at WrestleMania; Cena replied by saying Miz could lose the title to Randy Orton at the Rumble and not even make it to WrestleMania; after Cena left, Miz ran Matthews off before taking the mic and asking the fans if they thought he would lose to Orton; Miz then showed footage from the previous week of he and Riley double teaming Orton on the floor; featured an ad promoting The Best of Raw 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray; included a backstage segment with Brie and Nikki Bella in which they argued over who wanted to be with WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan the most; moments later, they found Bryan making out with Gail Kim; Bryan then said they had been dating about six months and they had tried to keep it a secret, with Gail saying Bryan had been hanging out with them because he felt sorry for them since there were no guest stars for them to hang out with; Gail started fighting with the Bellas, during which Bryan was slapped, until referees broke up the fight; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown had its largest audience ever the previous week, continuing its reign as the #1 show on SyFy; included the announcement Miz & Dolph Ziggler would face Orton & Edge on Smackdown:
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Jack Swagger, Drew McIntyre, and Tyson Kidd in an impromptu over-the-top rope challenge at 1:07; prior to the bout, Edge cut an in-ring promo saying he didn't want to wait for later in the show to face WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin and asked Miz to come out then and there; after he called Michael Cole a tool, Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM that stated whoever could throw Edge over the top would earn the #40 spot in the Royal Rumble; after the contest, Edge took the mic and said he would smash the laptop just like he did several months earlier; as Edge confronted Cole on the floor, CM Punk, David Otunga, Husky Harris, Michael McGillicutty, and their new fifth member came out to the ring, with Punk cutting a promo saying the strong survive because they evolve; Punk then introduced the new member as Mason Ryan, with Ryan then only saying "faith;" Punk went on to insult John Cena and the "poor man's Nexus" the Corre before saying he would win the Rumble; Wade Barrett, Ezekiel Jackson, Heath Slater, & Justin Gabriel then walked out, with Jackson eventually saying the Corre would make sure Punk was eliminated from the Rumble; Jackson and Ryan then faced off before Cole received another e-mail which stated Barrett would face Punk later in the show and the loser and his group would be out of the Rumble match; Cole then announced John Cena would be the guest referee (Royal Rumble 2011 Blu-ray)
Sheamus & Alberto Del Rio defeated John Morrison & Mark Henry at 10:05 when Henry submitted to Del Rio's armbreaker after Morrison hit a corkscrew plancha onto Sheamus on the floor; prior to the bout, Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer for the match; during the match, Michael Tarver was shown watching the match backstage (Royal Rumble 2011 Blu-ray)
WWE Divas Champion Natalya Neidhart defeated Melina at 2:45 via submission with the Sharpshooter and leaning so far back that her back touched the mat; after the match, Michelle McCool & Layla interrupted to say they would get their title rematch at the Royal Rumble (Royal Rumble 2011 Blu-ray)
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ Alex Riley) via disqualification at 16:39 when Dolph Ziggler, who provided guest commentary for the match, tripped Edge as he attempted to hit the spear on Miz; ; neither title was at stake in the match; following the ring entrances, Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero came out to join the commentary team; Edge's ribs were taped for the bout; after the contest, Ziggler dropped Edge with the Zig Zag, with Randy Orton then running out and dropping Riley and Ziggler with the RKO; Miz then hit Orton with his briefcase before running up the ramp (Royal Rumble 2011 Blu-ray)
Michael McGillicutty & Husky Harris (w/ David Otunga & Mason Ryan) defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (w/ Tamina) in a non-title match at 3:50 when Harris pinned Marella with a modified Flatliner; after the bout, Otunga took the mic and introduced CM Punk for the main event (Royal Rumble 2011 Blu-ray)
Wade Barrett fought CM Punk to a double disqualification at 2:00 when guest referee John Cena stopped the match for excessive profanity, noting it was a PG show; stipulations stated the loser of the fall and their respective group would be taken out of the Royal Rumble match; prior to the bout, Ezekiel Jackson, Heath Slater, & Justin Gabriel escorted Barrett to the ring and Husky Harris, Michael McGillicutty, David Otunga, & Mason Ryan escorted Punk; moment slater, Cena ejected both groups from ringside; after the match began, Cena shoved Punk and slapped Barrett before then saying they couldn't retaliate or they would lose the match; Cena's ruling implied both teams were out of the Rumble match but Michael Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM that said, due to Cena's actions, both Nexus and Corre would be in the Rumble match; the GM then said Cena would be out of the match if he didn't go back in the ring and apologize to both men; Cena apologized before fighting both men, prompting Nexus and Corre to come out; both teams then targetted Cena before the Big Show, Yoshi Tatsu, Mark Henry, WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan, WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov, John Morrison, R-Truth and others ran out and had a brawl as the show went off the air (Royal Rumble 2011 Blu-ray)
WWE Superstars - 1/27/11 - featured an ad promoting The Best of Raw 2010 on DVD; included a "Did you know?" graphic that read Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 has sold more copies than Medal of Honor, NBA Live, Harry Potter, Resident Evil, and Guitar Hero; featured a vignette on Dolph Ziggler; included a video package recapping the history of the Royal Rumble match; featured the Tyler Reks vs. Trent Barretta match taped 1/25/11 in Cincinnati, OH:
Zack Ryder & Primo Colon defeated David Hart Smith & Yoshi Tatsu at 11:17 when Primo pinned Tatsu with the Back Stabber; prior to the match, Ryder & Primo cut an in-ring promo in which they said they were such a good team they should be on Monday Night Raw; Scott Stamford & Josh Matthews provided commentary for the bout
R-Truth pinned Tyson Kidd at 12:19 with the What's Up; Scott Stamford & Josh Matthews provided commentary for the bout

2/7/11; Milwaukee, WI; Bradley Center
2/7/11 - featured an opening statement from Vince McMahon at the entrance stage in which he congratulated Wisconsin on their SuperBowl win the night before and said WrestleMania would have a guest host and that person would be revealed the following week; moments later, Randy Orton came out to the ring and cut a promo on CM Punk saying that Orton putting Husky Harris on the sidelines did not make them even; Punk then came out to the entrance stage, sat down, and showed footage of Orton kicking him in the head at Unforgiven 08, which cost Punk the World Heavyweight Title, to explain why he cost Orton the WWE World Title at the Royal Rumble; Punk then said that as long as the two were on the same show Orton would never again be WWE World Champion, then saying he would eliminate Orton before the pay-per-view, with Nexus then coming out to the ring and triple teaming Orton; David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty, and Mason Ryan then held Orton for Punk but Orton briefly broke loose; the crowd chanted "Cena," as Punk, with a bloody nose, had Orton hoisted on his shoulders so he could hit the Go To Sleep; included footage from the commercial break in which the Raw GM, through Michael Cole, announced that Nexus would compete in one-on-one matches throughout the night, culminating with Punk vs. John Cena; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people attended live events in 2010 than the SuperBowl, NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup, and X Games combined; included a backstage segment in which Punk yelled at Ryan for losing his match before congratulating him for what he did, then telling the rest of Nexus to go out and hurt people; Otunga then questioned his match against Sheamus, with Punk telling Otunga to have faith; featured a vignette of a cabin in the rain, with a figure then shown outside before "2 21 11" appeared and Johnny Cash's "Ain't No Grave" played; included still photos of the Green Bay Packers celebrating with a replica World Heavyweight Title the night before; featured a video package on the Elimination Chamber match; included an in-ring promo by WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin, alongside Alex Riley, in which he asked Riley to leave the ring before inviting Jerry Lawler into the ring to talk with his new #1 contender; Miz then said he was rooting for Lawler the week before because he saw Lawler as a mirror image of himself, then calling himself a modern day Lawler; Lawler responded by saying he was original and didn't pattern his career after anyone, with Miz then showing footage from the previous week of Lawler landing a cheap shot on Ted Dibiase Jr. at ringside; Lawler then said it was a lifelong dream of his to compete at WrestleMania and he would be the WWE World Champion, then leading the crowd to chant "awful" at the Miz; Miz then attempted to attack Lawler but Lawler fought him off before throwing Riley to the floor; Dibiase then ran out and helped Miz in double teaming Lawler until WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan made the save; Cole then received an e-mail from the Raw GM that ordered Lawler & Bryan to face Miz & Dibiase immediately; featured an ad promoting The Best of Raw 2010; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown has been the #1 show on SyFy every week since its debut in the fall; featured a trailer for "The Chaperone":
R-Truth defeated Mason Ryan via reverse decision; Ryan originally won at 2:28 via submission with the Brock Lock but the referee changed the call after he continued to assault Truth after the match and repeatedly reapplied the hold; following his entrance, Truth accidentally said "Green Bay" instead of Milwaukee before asking "What's up?"; early in the bout, fans responded by chanting "Milwaukee," which was spurred on by Michael Cole at the commentary table; after the contest, Ryan kept the hold applied before going to the floor and grabbing a steel chair, which was taken away by the referee; Ryan then returned to the ring, as the fans continued to chant "Milwaukee," and reapplied the hold
WWE Divas Champion Eve, Tamina, & Gail Kim defeated Melina, Brie & Nikki Bella at 2:24 when Eve pinned Melina with a neckbreaker; Natalya Neidhart provided guest commentary for the match; prior to the bout, it was noted Natalya would challenge WWE Divas Champion Eve the following week
John Morrison pinned Michael McGillicutty with Starship Pain at 2:32; after the bout, CM Punk came up behind Morrison at the entrance stage, sprayed him in the eyes with an aerosol can, and kicked him in the head; moments later, referees and trainers ran out to tend to Morrison
Jerry Lawler & WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ Alex Riley) & Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse) in an impromptu match at 9:07 when Lawler pinned Dibiase with the fistdrop off the middle turnbuckle; Riley provided guest commentary for the match, subbing for Lawler; after the bout, Lawler returned to commentary duties
Sheamus fought David Otunga to a no contest; prior to the bout, Josh Matthews interrupted Sheamus's entrance to ask him about comments Mark Henry made earlier in the night saying Sheamus shouldn't be in the Elimination Chamber and should be replaced; Sheamus responded by saying Henry's been in the WWE 13 years and has never come close to the WWE Title and it was doubtful Henry could fit in the chamber pods; after Otunga's entrance, Henry came out and fought with Sheamus in the ring; moments later, Sheamus knocked Otunga off the top to the floor, with Henry then twice dropping Sheamus with the powerslam; after Henry left ringside, Otunga stood over Sheamus and raised his hand as the rest of Nexus was shown watching on backstage
Alberto Del Rio defeated WWE Tag Team Champion Santino Marella via submission with the armbreaker at 2:58; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer; prior to the match, Del Rio bragged about his Royal Rumble victory and said Santino thought he actually had a chance to eliminate Del Rio in the match; during the bout, it was noted WWE Tag Team Champion Vladimir Kozlov was not in the arena because he was still recovering from injuries sustained by the Corre on Smackdown
CM Punk defeated John Cena via disqualification at 4:49 when Cena landed a low blow; after the bout, Jerry Lawler left the broadcast table to hand Cena a steel chair, which he then used to assault David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty as Mason Ryan tended to Punk on the floor; prior to the entrances, Vickie Guerrero & Dolph Ziggler came out and cut a promo in which Vickie said Ziggler would enter the Elimination Chamber as the new World Heavyweight Champion and that he would beat Edge for the title on Smackdown; moments later, Cena interrupted and said the segment was more embarrasing than Christina Aguilera butchering the national anthem, then eventually mocked Vickie, while at the same time praising the Packers, until Vickie and Ziggler walked out; Cena then discussed the attacks earlier in the night from Nexus and said he would walk into the Elimination Chamber in one piece and would walk out with a ticket to WrestleMania

2/21/11; Fresno, CA; Save Mart Center
2/21/11 - included Michael Cole & Josh Matthews on commentary; featured an opening graphic advertising the "2 21 11" announcement coming in 59 minutes; the graphic reappeared throughout the first hour updating fans on the clock; included an in-ring promo by John Cena, interrupted early on by chants of "Rocky," in which Cena noted his winning the Elimination Chamber and earning a shot against WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin at WrestleMania; moments later, Cena addressed the comments made to him by the Rock the previous week, then showing a clip on the big screen, before saying he felt he had to respond to get it over with so he could move on and focus on the Miz; Cena then cut a battle rap on Rock, noting that the Rock made sure the fans "can't see him" for 7 years, that his mountain was "Brokeback" instead of Witch Mountain, and that it didn't matter what the Rock said; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 25,000 autographs would be signed by WWE superstars during the four days of Axxess at WrestleMania weekend; included a promo by WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin, alongside Alex Riley, at the entrance stage in which he said the fans should be embarassed for how they jumped up and down the previous week for the Rock's return; Miz then noted the Rock's best line against him was to say he sucks, adding that he's heard worse from kindergarteners; Miz then made fun of Rock and Cena before Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM that stated Miz & Cena would challenge WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel; featured a video package showing George Washington facing Abraham Lincoln in the new WWE All Stars video game; included the final countdown of the "2 21 11" clock, followed by a shot of the Undertaker walking out of the previously shown cabin once the clock hit zero and Johnny Cash's "Ain't No Grave" played; moments later, Taker walked into the arena as his symbol appeared above the ring; before he was able to speak into the mic, Triple H came out; after several minutes of posing to the fans, Triple H confronted Taker, with both men then slowly turning and looking up at the WrestleMania sign above the ring; Taker then smirked at Triple H and began to walk off before stopping, turning around, and sliding his thumb across his throat; Triple H responded by giving a DX crotch chop (Undertaker's return after a 4-month absence; Triple H's surprise return after a 10-month absence); featured a WrestleMania 27 ad to the tune of Tinie Tempah's "Written in the Stars;" included an ad promoting "The Big Show: A Giant's World;" featured the announcement that Miss USA Rima Fakih would be a participant on the upcoming season of Tough Enough; included a backstage segment in which Sheamus confronted WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan, with Gail Kim, before then walking off; featured a video package promoting Jim Duggan being inducted into the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame and the announcement he would be inducted by Ted Dibiase; moments later, Cole left the broadcast table, entered the ring, and said he would interview Jerry Lawler; Cole then said he was a better commentator than Gordon Solie, Gorilla Monsoon, and Jim Ross and noted he was a former war correspondant and award-winning broadcast journalist, reminding the fans as well that Lawler couldn't fight him per order of the Raw GM; following the commercial break, Cole introduced Lawler and asked him several offensive questions regarding Lawler's loss at Elimination Chamber, ending by asking Lawler what it felt like to let his deceased mother down; Lawler then grabbed Cole by his jacket, eventually challenging Cole to a match at WrestleMania; Cole then called Lawler senile before saying he would never get him in the ring and returning to the broadcast table; Lawler followed him and continued to goad him until Cole threw water in Lawler's face and ran backstage; included a trailer promoting 'The Chaperone':
CM Punk pinned John Morrison at 2:51 with the Go To Sleep after kicking Morrison in his injured knee as Morrison attempted the running knee to the head; after the bout, Punk took the mic and called out "Randall Keith Orton" before saying he gave Nexus the night off; Punk then said that on Sept. 7, 2008, Orton made the choice to kick him in the skull and costing him the World Heavyweight Title and he didn't deserve to be at WrestleMania; Punk then said he would hurt Orton if Orton showed up to Raw the following week; moments later, Orton came out of the crowd, attacked Punk, and attempted the RKO before Punk slid to the floor; David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty, and Mason Ryan then joined Punk on the floor, with Punk holding his men back as Orton stood alone in the ring
Alberto Del Rio fought WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston to a no contest in a non-title match; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer for the bout; Kingston, his arm bandaged, initially attacked Del Rio from behind in the aisle but, after Rodriguez hit Kingston with his microphone, Del Rio assaulted Kingston's already injured arm before tearing off his bandage and locking him in the armbreaker on the floor; moments later, Kingston was attended to by the referee and a trainer until Del Rio ran back to ringside and shoved him arm-first into the barricade
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated WWE Divas Champion Eve & Gail Kim at 2:29 when Eve was pinned with an inside cradle after the Bellas switched places behind the referee's back
Mark Henry pinned Sheamus at 3:49 with the powerslam after Henry hit a splash in the corner, putting Sheamus against an unprotected turnbuckle
John Cena & WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ Alex Riley) defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel (w/ Wade Barrett & Ezekiel Jackson) at 3:12 to win the titles when Miz pinned Gabriel with the Skull Crushing Finale; Josh Matthews & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout after Michael Cole ran backstage before it began; after the match, Barrett took the mic and said the Corre was invoking their title rematch then and there; moments later, the Raw GM sent an e-mail, which Matthews read, that approved the title rematch
Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel (w/ Wade Barrett & Ezekiel Jackson) defeated WWE Tag Team Champions John Cena & WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ Alex Riley) to win the titles at 11:06 when Slater pinned Cena after Miz dropped his partner with the Skull Crushing Finale as Cena attempted to drop Slater with the FU

2/28/11; Buffalo, NY; HSBC Arena
2/28/11 - featured Josh Matthews & Jerry Lawler on commentary; included an opening in-ring promo by Triple H in which he said he's done everything there is to do in the WWE, except end the Undertaker's WrestleMania streak; Triple H then noted he would end the streak at WrestleMania 27, that he and Undertaker would define an era in their match, and he would end the streak or die trying; moments later, Sheamus walked out and went to confront Triple H in the ring, only for Triple H to land a low blow as Sheamus was getting in the ring; Triple H then continued to assault Sheamus around ringside before eventually dropping him with the Pedigree through the announce table; featured Justin Roberts introducing Michael Cole, with Cole then coming ringside; following the commercial break, Cole invited Lawler to the ring and clarified the Raw GM's ruling between to the two to say Lawler would be fired if he struck Cole but it said nothing about Cole striking Lawler; Cole then said no one had more guts than him and he never backs down from a fight, then saying he would only take the match if Lawler agreed to his stipulations - that his trainer be in his corner and that he picks the special referee; Lawler then took the mic and accepted, regardless of the stipulations; moments later, Cole introduced his trainer as Jack Swagger, with Swagger then coming out to the ring and standing in front of Lawler before eventually taking him down and putting him in the ankle lock as Cole repeatedly asked Lawler "What do you think?"; included a "Did you know?" graphic that read the WWE's main Facebook page adds 25,000 new fans every day; featured the announcement Steve Austin would be at the following week's show; following the commercial break, Cole repleaced Lawler on commentary; included footage from the previous Friday's press conference in Mexico City in which Sin Cara, formerly Mistico, announced his signing with WWE; featured an in-ring promo by WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin, alongside Alex Riley, in which he noted the Rock would respond to John Cena's comments later in the show but that Rock wasn't responding to the comments Miz made the previous week; Miz then said Rock and Cena were the past and he was the present, then adding he would beat Cena and then the Rock at WrestleMania to be the greatest superstar of all time; Riley then told the fans to get on their feet for the man that would main event WrestleMania, with Cena then coming out and insulting both Miz and Riley; Riley responded by making fun of Cena, with Cena then going to Miz and saying Riley is the reason no one takes him seriously as champion, then telling Miz he wanted to face Riley later in the show; Cena then said the stipulation would call for Riley to be fired if he loses, with Miz accepting before adding his own stipulation that Cena admit Miz is the greatest superstar of all time if Cena loses; moments later, the Raw GM ruled that Cena would face Riley in a steel cage match; included an ad promoting 'The Chaperone;' featured a "live satellite" promo by the Rock at his home in Los Angeles in which he responded to Cena's battle rap against him hte previous week, made fun of Cena for responding via a rap, said he was offended by Cena's comments against him saying he was jerking the fans around by not returning to the WWE, and that Cena would face the consequences for his actions; included a "Did you know?" graphic that stated the previous week's Smackdown was the most watched show on SyFy in 3 years; featured pretaped comments from Shawn Michaels, at his home, in which he commented on the upcoming Triple H vs. Undertaker match at WrestleMania and discussed his history with both men; included WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan coming out for his scheduled match only to be attacked by behind by Miz, who assaulted Bryan in the aisle before hitting the Skull Crushing Finale on the floor; Miz then took the mic and said he attacked Bryan because he could, then called for the cage to come down for the main event:
Evan Bourne pinned Sheamus with the Shooting Star Press at the 36-second mark; prior to the bout, Sheamus was tended to at ringside by several referees after the attack he suffered moments earlier at the hands of Triple H; moments later, the Raw GM sent an e-mail, which Jerry Lawler read, that stated Sheamus's scheduled match would go on regardless of Sheamus's injury (Bourne's surprise return after a 4-month absence)
Randy Orton pinned Michael McGillicutty in an impromptu match with the RKO at 7:17; prior to the bout, Orton cut an in-ring promo in which he said he would make it so CM Punk would have to eat from a straw in a rehab facility after what he plans to do to him; moments later, Punk, alongside McGillicutty, David Otunga, and Mason Ryan, then appeared at the entrance stage, with Punk saying he planned to put Orton in the ground; the Raw GM then sent an e-mail, with Michael Cole having Josh Matthews read it; the e-mail stated Punk would face Orton at WrestleMania and Orton would face Nexus in the coming weeks on Raw, with Nexus members either being banned from or earning a cornerman spot at WrestleMania; after the match, Punk reappeared at the entrance stage and stared at Orton in the ring; moments later, Orton went to kick McGillicutty, with Punk taking a mic and saying Orton didn't really want to punt McGillicutty in the skull; Orton then kicked McGillicutty in the head and running into the crowd as Punk, Ryan, and Otunga rushed the ringside area
One of the Bellas won a battle royal at 2:03 by last eliminating Gail Kim; WWE Divas Champion Eve provided guest commentary for the bout; stipulations stated the winner would become the #1 contender to the Divas title; order of elimination: one of the Bellas by Natalya Neidhart (0:04); Alicia Fox by Natalya after avoiding a kick (0:19); Tamina by Melina (0:24); Melina & Natalya by Maryse as the women fought on the apron (0:50); Maryse by Gail (1:38); the legal Bella by Gail behind the referee's back (1:52); moments later, the other Bella came out from under the ring and eventually eliminated Gail by knocking her off the apron; after the match, Eve disputed the call with the referee before being double teamed by the Bellas
John Cena defeated Alex Riley in a steel cage match at 12:44 after powering the cage door open as WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin tried to keep it shut; Miz provided guest commentary for the match; during the contest, Miz took a photo of Riley rubbing Cena's face into the cage and posted it on his Twitter page, later giving Riley the phone to use as a weapon; stipulations stated Riley would be fired if he lost and Cena would have to say Miz was the greatest superstar of all time the following week if he lost; the match could only end by escaping the cage; late in the match, Cena took a photo of Riley, down on the mat, with Miz's phone; immediately after the bout, Miz dropped Cena with the Skull Crushing Finale on the floor

3/7/11; Dallas, TX; American Airlines Arena
3/7/11 - included Michael Cole & Josh Matthews on commentary; featured an opening in-ring promo by the Undertaker in which he discussed his upcoming WrestleMania match against Triple H before showing footage from defeating Shawn Michaels at both WrestleMania 25 and 26, thus ending Michaels' career; Taker then said the upcoming match would be No DQ, no count-out, no rules, and no holds barred before then saying Triple H would rest in peace; included a backstage segment showing Randy Orton fighting with David Otunga, Mason Ryan, and CM Punk, with Punk eventually dropping Orton with the Go To Sleep and knocking him out; Punk then ordered the other two to drag Orton out to the ring; following the commercial break, the three assaulted Orton in the ring until referees came out to break it up, leading into the opening match; featured an ad promoting 'The Chaperone;' included the announcement that WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin, via Twitter, boycotted the show for not getting the recognition he deserved; featured a vignette promoting the debut of Sin Cara; included the announcement Sunny would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame; featured an ad promoting 'The True Story of WrestleMania;' included the announcement Snooki of 'The Jersey Shore' would appear for the following week's show; featured an in-ring promo by Cole in which he held up a WrestleMania contract, saying the man who signs the paperwork would be the guest referee for his upcoming WrestleMania match against Jerry Lawler, then adding he found an impartial referee to fill the role; Cole then led the crowd in a chant of "Austin!" before instead introduced John Bradshaw Layfield, who drove out in his limo, hugged Cole, and shook his hand; JBL then took the mic, saying he returned to Texas because they needed a hero, then congratulating Cole for making his in-ring debut in the main event of WrestleMania; JBL compared Lawler to a bully before saying he would be an unbiased referee when he returns to the main event of WrestleMania; as JBL went to sign the document, Steve Austin came out, with JBL getting between Austin and Cole and yelling at Austin before sustaining the Stunner; Austin then put on JBL's cowboy hat as Cole went back to the broadcast table, yelling that Austin ruined his night; moments later, Austin drank several beers, pouring one onto JBL's body, picked up the referee contract, and signed it himself as Cole began to cry; Austin then went out to confront Cole on the floor and poured two beers over his head; a dejected Cole then walked backstage, with Austin pouring another can of beer on his head from the ring; Austin then gave JBL a beer before then dropping him with another Stunner as Cole, with Jack Swagger, threw a fit at the entrance stage (Austin's return after a year absence; JBL's surprise first appearance in 2 years); after the commercial break, Cole vented to Swagger about how Austin embarassed him, with Swagger telling Cole to focus on Lawler and Swagger would take care of Austin; moments later, Lawler was introduced as Cole's replacement at the announce table; included pre-taped comments from Shawn Michaels in which he discussed his friendship with Triple H, adding "greatness rarely gets satisfied" and that was why he was going after the Undertaker at WrestleMania; Michaels then said he would have no remorse doing what he needed to do to win, and that could take him to victory at WrestleMania; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read the previous week's Raw and Smackdown were the top shows of their respective nights, beating out all other shows on MTV, TBS, TNT, the History Channel, and ESPN; included a look at 'The Chaperone,' with comments from Triple H and Ariel Winter; featured a closing in-ring promo by John Cena in which he addressed Rock's recent comments, then saying he wouldn't address Rock in rap, since he doesn't like that, and instead would respond with hip hop; the rap consisted of Cena saying he would give Rock a pearl necklace, then pulling out a T-shirt that said "Bring it via Satellite;" Cena then finished by telling Rock not to bring a knife to a gun fight, with Miz then coming out of nowhere and twice hitting Cena in the head with the title belt; Miz then took the mic and said Cena, Rock, Macho Man, Liz, Stone Cold, and Bret Hart were nothing compared to the Miz; Miz then addressed the Rock, saying he was the star while Rock was just the Ryan Seacrest of WrestleMania; moments later, Miz went to say he was awesome but was distracted by Cena getting to his feet, then dropping Cena with the Skull Crushing Finale and People's Elbow before closing with "Awesome!" to end the show:
Randy Orton pinned David Otunga at 2:00 with the RKO; stipulations stated Otunga would be able to be in CM Punk's corner at WrestleMania if he won and would be barred from ringside for the match if he lost; after the bout, Mason Ryan ran out, kicked Orton in the head, but sustained the RKO as well; CM Punk then ran out but was quickly cleared from the ring by Orton, who then punted Otunga in the head before taunting Punk from the ring
Christian pinned Brodus Clay (sub. for Alberto Del Rio) (w/ Del Rio) with a tornado DDT at 2:42; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer for the bout; during his entrance, Del Rio cut a promo saying it was his destiny to be World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania, then saying he would face Christian eventually but Christian would first have to face Clay; after the contest, Del Rio attacked Christian in the ring, eventually locking on the armbreaker
WWE Divas Champion Eve (w/ Gail Kim) pinned Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella) at 3:08 with a neckbreaker after the referee prevented the Bellas from switching places in the ring; mid-way through the bout, Michael Cole grabbed a mic and stood on the announce table, saying no one cared about the match and the fans were waiting to see who he would make as the guest referee for his WrestleMania match against Jerry Lawler; after the bout, Cole took the mic and said, "Thank God that's over"
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Sheamus via count-out in a non-title match at 1:12 after Sheamus appeared to hurt his ankle while falling out to the floor; after the match, Sheamus took the mic, admitted he had been on a losing streak, and said that would change the next week when he took Bryan's title; Sheamus then said he would quit if he didn't win the title
CM Punk (w/ Mason Ryan) defeated R-Truth via submission with the Anaconda Vice at 2:32; after the bout, Ryan dropped Truth with a shoulderbreaker
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned John Morrison at 5:34 with an eye gouge and the Zig Zag; prior to the bout, Vickie came out and introduced Ziggler as the latest member of the Raw roster; after the contest, Jerry Lawler read an e-mail from the Raw GM that read Ziggler had been hired to Raw but not Vickie; however, she could have a job on Raw if she faced and defeated Trish Stratus the following week; security then came out to the ring to escort her out of the arena

3/14/11; St. Louis, MO; Scottrade Center
3/14/11 - featured an opening pre-taped segment of the Rock at home speaking with President Obama on the phone, making fun of John Cena's remarks the previous week; moments later, Cena's music played before a young boy, as "Cena," walked in dressed as Cena and rapped at Rock; Rock responded by saying Cena didn't really run far once he was handed the ball but did dominate the 2-5 year old demographic; "Cena" then said he knew he wasn't as good as the Rock because he wasn't as talented, then cried moments later as Rock made fun of his movies and had him blow his nose in a Cena T-shirt; moments later, Rock surprised "Cena" by giving him a box of Fruity Pebbles; after "Cena" ran off to eat them, Rock cut a promo on WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin for Miz's comments towards him the previous week and using the People's Elbow on Cena, then telling Miz the only thing he would be worrying about is Rock beating up he and Cena; included a backstage shot of Trish Stratus speaking with Snooki; featured Josh Matthews, Jerry Lawler, and - from within his own protective pod - Michael Cole on commentary; included the Triple H video package that originally aired on the previous week's Smackdown; featured a backstage segment in which John Morrison spoke with Snooki until Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler interrupted, with Snooki eventually slapping Vickie after the two had words; included a "Did you know?" graphic that read more than 25,000 autographs would be signed by WWE superstars during the four days of Axxess at WrestleMania weekend; featured an ad for 'The Chaperone;' included an in-ring promo by Cole in which he said he would beat Lawler at WrestleMania and said he wouldn't comment on Lawler's family because he had someone from Lawler's family that would do the talking for him, then introducing Brian Christopher who came out to his Too Cool theme music; Christopher said he never used the Lawler name as a young wrestler because he never felt he had a father while growing up; after Christopher went to the floor to confront Lawler, Lawler responded by saying Christopher was a bigger screw up than Charlie Sheen; Christopher then said he competed at WrestleMania before Lawler and said he never used the Lawler name because he was ashamed of it; Cole continued by calling Lawler a coward and a loser until Jim Ross appeared and told Cole that his plan had gone far enough; Cole then said he, not Ross, was the voice of the WWE, with Ross responding by saying Lawler carried and protected Cole but Cole was a rat bastard; as Cole continued to insult Ross, Ross took off his jacket and tie while challenging Cole to a fight; moments later, Jack Swagger came out of the crowd and attacked Lawler at ringside before doing the same to Ross in the ring, eventually locking Ross in the ankle lock; Lawler tried to intervene but was eventually beaten down and locked in the ankle lock as well, with Cole then applying the hold to Ross; Cole then yelled at Ross and Lawler, saying it was his time; featured the announcement World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Christian would challenge WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel on Smackdown; included an ad promoting 'The True Story of WrestleMania;' featured the announcement Drew Carey would be inducted into the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame; included Cole cutting a promo from within his pod in which he said he would use the ankle lock to embarass and humilate Lawler at WrestleMania; featured a backstage segment in which Zach Ryder tried to impress Snooki, with Trish Stratus, with his abs; included a vignette promoting the debut of Sin Cara; featured pre-taped comments from Shawn Michaels about what it's like to face the Undertaker at WrestleMania:
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) defeated WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin via disqualification in a non-title match at 1:11 when Alex Riley attacked Khali as Miz was caught in the head vice; prior to the bout, Miz cut an in-ring promo responding to Rock's comments moments earlier, noting he was using old catchphrases and that he would make Rock cry like a little girl; Miz continued by saying he owned John Cena, not Rock; after Miz finished his promo, the Raw GM sent an e-mail, which Jerry Lawler read after interrupting Michael Cole and telling Cole to go back to his "cage;" Lawler then read the e-mail which stated both Cena and Miz would battle opponents they had never faced later in the show - Cena facing Alberto Del Rio and Khali appearing when Lawler addressed Miz's opponent; after the contest, Khali hit the tree slam on Riley before Miz repeatedly struck Khali across the back with a steel chair; moments later, Miz dropped Khali with a DDT onto the chair before leaving with the broken chair as Khali's back bled on the mat
Sheamus pinned WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan (w/ Gail Kim) to win the title at 9:00 after kicking Bryan in the face as the champion came off the top; stipulations stated Sheamus would quit WWE if he lost; during the ring entrance, Sheamus tried to stop ring announcer Justin Roberts from announcing the stiuplation, showing he was hesitant to keep his word; after Sheamus left the ring, Cole took the mic and said he would bring out someone from Lawler's past in minutes to expose Lawler
Randy Orton pinned Mason Ryan with a reversal into the RKO at 3:00; stipulations stated Ryan would second CM Punk at WrestleMania if he won or be banned from ringside if he lost; prior to the bout, Orton's wife and child were shown in the crowd; Punk escorted Ryan to the entrance stage before the match and remained at the entrance for the duration of the contest; after the match, Orton went to confront Punk but eventually ran back in the ring and punted Ryan in the head before almost coming nose to nose with Punk in the ring, with Punk then slowly sliding out to the floor; moments later, Ryan was tended to in the ring and put on a stretcher
Vickie Guerrero pinned Trish Stratus in a No DQ match at 2:28 after Michelle McCool and Layla attacked Trish, with McCool kicking Stratus in the face before all three women covered her; prior to the bout, Snooki took the mic and said Trish would beat Vickie; stipulations stated Vickie would be fired if she lost; following Vickie's entrance, she took the mic, cut a promo on Snooki, and showed her own version of Snooki's Rolling Stones cover, featuring Vickie; late in the bout, Dolph Ziggler tried to intervene but was knocked to the floor by John Morrison, who then hit a corkscrew plancha to the floor; after the contest, McCool confronted Snooki on the floor as the crowd chanted "Snooki;" moments later, Trish and Snooki fought LayCool in the ring before Trish, Snooki, and Morrison celebrated in the ring; Vickie then cut a promo saying Raw was now her show and challenged the three to face her team at WrestleMania, with Snooki saying she would see her there
John Cena defeated Alberto Del Rio (w/ Brodus Clay) via disqualification at 7:20 when Clay attacked Cena as Cena had Del Rio hoisted for the FU; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio and Clay's ring announcer; during the bout, Michael Cole announced that the Rock was in St. Louis; during the match, there were dueling chants of "Let's go Cena" and "Cena sucks;" after the bout, the Rock's music played, with WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin coming out dressed as Rock and dropping Cena with the Rock Bottom; moments later, Cena was triple teamed before being knocked to the floor; Miz then pulled off his bald cap before ramming Cena into the ringpost, then cutting a promo on Cena in-between hitting him with the mic; Miz then dropped Cena with a suplex and DDT onto the ramp before throwing him into the WWE sign at the entrance stage; moments later, Miz hit the Skull Crushing Finale on Cena into the WWE sign

3/21/11; Pittsburgh, PA; CONSOL Energy Center
3/21/11 - featured an opening segment in which Justin Roberts introduced Jim Ross, with Michael Cole then coming out to 'Boomer Sooner,' his shirt stuffed, a bottle of BBQ sauce in hand, wearing a black cowboy hat, and limping after the injury "JR" sustained the previous week from Cole; moments later, Cole taunted Jerry Lawler at the commentary table before hiding behind his own security and locking himself in his protective pod; included an in-ring promo by Triple H in which he said his no holds barred match with the Undertaker at WrestleMania would define their respective careers and ending the streak might mean more than all the championships he's held, combined; moments later, he asked Taker to come out the following week so he could look him in the eyes and tell him he would lose and that killing the streak kills the Undertaker; Triple H then said Taker would soon rest in peace, with Ted Dibiase Jr. interrupting from the entrance stage and saying he wouldn't be a WrestleMania afterthought because he would take out Triple H before WrestleMania so he could get the attention he deserved; a fight ensued on the floor before Triple H repeatedly threw Dibiase into the ring steps, assaulted him with a steel chair, and then put him through the announce table with a Pedigree; featured Scott Stanford conducting an interview with Randy Orton outside the arena about his tour bus, with Orton saying it was a way for him to relax and bring his family on the road with him; Orton then said CM Punk doesn't really know what sick and twisted is all about; included an ad promoting 'The True Story of WrestleMania;' featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read John Cena, Delta, and the WWE Universe raised 4.3 million miles for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, enough to send one child aroudn the world 150 times; included an ad promoting 'The Chaperone;' featured John Cena speaking via satellite with Josh Matthews & Lawler about seeing Rock in person on the following week's show and facing WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin at WrestleMania, with Cena saying Miz deserved to have the title; following Cena's comments, Cole took the mic and said he would have a surprise for Lawler after the commercial break; after the break, Cole was joined in the ring by Jack Swagger, who confronted Lawler on the floor as Cole reviewed footage of Brian Christopher insulting Lawler the previous week; moments later, Cole said Christopher gave him the Lawler family photo album and then showed several photos of Lawler's late father, eventually saying Lawler and his dad were both bullies and he would put Lawler in his place at WrestleMania; Cole then said Lawler's family was a bunch of losers, with Lawler then fighting off Swagger before chasing Cole out of the ring, with Lawler then sustaining a clothesline from Swagger; Swagger then pressed Lawler's face against the glass pod as Cole insulted Lawler, then putting Lawler in the ankle lock outside the ring; moments later, Cole put the hold on Lawler himself while yelling at Lawler to tap out like the loser he was; included a WrestleMania 27 ad featuring to the tune of Tinie Tempah's "Written in the Stars;" featured a video package looking at Snooki's appearance the following week and subsequent media coverage by E! News, CNN, TMZ, Access Hollywood, and more; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE's Facebook network following grew 595% in 2010; featured a vignette promoting the debut of Sin Cara; featured pre-taped comments from Cena, Big Show, Arn Anderson, Orton, Ricky Steamboat, Lawler, John Morrison, Jim Ross, Steve Austin, Booker T, Harley Race, Shawn Michaels, Dusty Rhodes, and Chris Jericho regarding the Triple H vs. Taker match at WrestleMania; included an ad promoting the WWE Hall of Fame telecast on Monday, April 4; featured a closing in-ring segment in which Alex Riley said he had been rehired as the vice president of corporate communications, then introducing Miz; Miz then came out, as it was noted Miz would appear Wednesday on Conan O'Brien, and cut a promo saying he had more charisma than Shawn Michaels, more dominant than Andre the Giant, and smarter than Cena and the Rock combined; Miz then said he had flipped the WWE logo into an "M," representing himself; moments later, Miz unveiled his new non-spinner title belt, which had the WWE logo upside down in the form of an M; Cena then appeared on the big screen, congratulating Miz, and said they should never have made him angry; moments later, Cena revealed he was in the arena and had been all night, then running out to the ring and fighting with Miz and Riley before chasing Miz from the ring and locking Riley in the STFU; Cena then looked at Miz, at the entrance stage, before then briefly putting Riley back in the hold for a second time; Cena locked it in a third time, as Miz ran backstage, and three referees had to pull Cena off to close the broadcast:
WWE US Champion Sheamus pinned Evan Bourne in a non-title match at 1:24 with the kick to the face after avoiding Air Bourne; after the match, Daniel Bryan interrupted Sheamus and said he wanted a title rematch at WrestleMania; moments later, Sheamus threw Bryan the title belt, then kicked him in the face when he caught it
WWE Divas Champion Eve pinned Maryse in a non-title match at 2:22 with a reversal into the neckbreaker; late in the bout, Michael Cole took the mic and told the divas to hurry up because he had another world exclusive for Jerry Lawler later in the show; after the contest, Eve confronted Cole on the floor and slapped him as he stuck his head out of his pod; moments later, Cole taunted her while telling his security guard to get her away from him
WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel (w/ Wade Barrett & Ezekiel Jackson) defeated Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (w/ Tamina) in a non-title match at 1:51 when Gabriel pinned Kozlov with the Shooting Star Press after Slater dropped Kozlov with the reverse DDT; after the match, Corre attacked Marella & Kozlov until the Big Show and Kane came out and dominated a brawl with Corre in and out of the ring, culminating with Jackson sustaining a double chokeslam
Dolph Ziggler, Vickie Guerrero, Michelle McCool, & Layla defeated John Morrison & Trish Stratus in a handicap match at 10:31 when Vickie pinned Morrison after Ziggler avoided Starship Pain and hit the Zig Zag; the bout was originally Ziggler vs. Morrison but was changed to a handicap tag team match at around the 1:10 mark via an e-mail from the Raw GM, read by Michael Cole, after the women interfered
Randy Orton fought Rey Mysterio Jr. to a no contest at around the 4-minute mark when CM Punk appeared on the big screen outside Orton's tour bus and implied he was going to go introduce himself to Orton's wife; moments later, Orton ran out but was attacked from behind by Punk, with Orton's wife screaming as she watched Orton be attacked outside the arena

3/28/11; Chicago, IL; AllState Arena
3/28/11 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which CM Punk sat in the ring, to chants of "CM Punk," with Punk saying Atlanta might not welcome him as friendly; Punk then noted Nexus was comprised of his people until Randy Orton took them out, then said - whether you were in Nexus or live in the city he was born and raised in - he didn't care what happened to you; the crowd then chanted "Randy" as Punk said he could find more mindless sheep to do whatever he wanted whenever he wanted; moments later, Punk showed footage of him attacking Orton the previous week in front of his wife; as Punk went to leave the ring, Orton came out with his right knee heavily taped; Orton dominated the ensuing brawl and went to punt Punk in the head only for his own knee to buckle; the crowd then chanted "CM Punk" as Punk, smiling, reentered the ring, and kicked Orton in the knee before dropping him with the Go To Sleep; included a backstage segment in which World Heavyweight Champion Edge and Christian discussed their upcoming tag team match, with Edge questioning how he couldn't touch Alberto Del Rio on Smackdown but could on Raw; featured a vignette promoting the debut of Sin Cara; several National Guard soldiers were shown in attendance; included a segment in which Michael Cole, within his pod, received an e-mail from the Raw GM on his iPad that said Jerry Lawler would face Jack Swagger later in the show; featured a video package set to Mark Collie's "In Time" to promote the Undertaker vs. Triple H match at WrestleMania; included the announcement of all the events planned for WrestleMania Week in Atlanta; featured a preview of WWE All Stars showing Big Show vs. Andre the Giant; included an ad promoting the WWE 2011 Hall of Fame ceremony and the airing the following Monday on USA; featured the announcement Keri Hilson would perform "America, the Beautiful" at WrestleMania; included an in-ring segment in which Triple H and the Undertaker confronted each other, with Shawn Michaels then coming out before either said a word; Michaels then talked up both men and their upcoming match before asking Triple H why he thought he could do what Michaels couldn't - beat Taker; Triple H replied by saying, at some point, Michaels got soft and realized he could steal the show without actually having to win; Triple H then talked about showing up in the locker room 16 years earlier and said Taker was head and shoulders above the rest back then, then noted the numerous injuries he worked through and his dedication to the business; moments later, he noted he and Michaels made a pact to tell the other when it was time to end it, and if the other couldn't accept then that person would end it for them; he continued by telling Taker that it was his time to end it, but he would always be the icon despite having lost at WrestleMania and that Taker and his streak, with all due respect, would rest in peace; Taker replied by saying if he ever needed someone to put him down, he would pick Triple H to do it but it wasn't that time and that Triple H should ask Michaels if he didn't believe that to be true; Taker said, after beating Michaels twice in a row, Michaels was now humbled and would go into the Hall of Fame with regrets; moments later, Michaels went for the superkick but Taker caught his foot, leading to a staredown between Taker and Trips; Triple H then took the mic and told Michaels to tell Taker why he would beat him at WrestleMania; after a long pause, in which many chanted "One more match," Michaels left the ring and mouthed at Triple H, "I'm sorry. You can't win."; moments later, Taker left the ring before looking back at Triple H in the ring; featured an ad promoting 'The Chaperone;' included Scott Stanford conducting a backstage interview with Orton regarding his knee injury, with Orton saying he had some anger management issues and despises no one more than Punk; featured a video package announcing the Legion of Doom & Paul Ellering would be inducted into the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame; included a segment in which Trish Stratus & Snooki were shown at a New Jersey bar, with the two talking about their match at WrestleMania and ending with Snooki beating up a guy who kept hitting on the two; moments later, Michelle McCool & Layla attacked the two, leading to a pull-apart brawl before both Trish and Snooki yelled, "Mania, bitch!" as LayCool were led away; "bitch" was bleeped out; featured a closing in-ring segment in which the Rock remembered competing in Chicago at WrestleMania 13 and called John Cena a homeless Power Ranger and Vanilla Ice as the crowd chanted "Cena sucks;" moments later, Cena interrupted and told Rock the WWE is where he belonged, with the crowd then chanting "Rocky" as Cena said he was a Rock fan and wanted him back in the ring; Cena then noted all of Rock's insults, which he brushed off, before saying Rock made fun of him for kids being his audience, then noting he was damn proud of it; moments later, Cena said if Rock wanted to claim Cena wasn't working his tail to the bone to further the business then they would have words; Rock responded by saying there was nothing stopping him from beating Cena around Chicago, with Cena then accepting the challenge to a fight; WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin, with Alex Riley, then came out to the ring and said Cena would lose at WrestleMania before saying Rock wasn't going to do a thing to risk being injured and embarassed by Miz; Rock responded by saying it didn't matter what Miz thought, with Miz and Riley double teaming Rock before Rock threw Riley from the ring, hit the People's Elbow on Miz, and threw him out too; Cena then reenterd the ring, dropped Rock with the FU, and left the ring to boos; Cena then pointed to the video wall promoting WrestleMania in six days:
World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Christian defeated Alberto Del Rio & Brodus Clay at 8:16 when Edge pinned Clay with the spear; Ricardo Rodriguez served as the ring announcer for Del Rio & Clay; after the bout, Edge chased Del Rio backstage after he applied the armbreaker on Christian, only for Del Rio to then attack Edge from behind and apply the hold on him
Santino Marella (w/ the Big Show, Kane, Vladimir Kozlov, & Tamina) pinned WWE Tag Team Champion Justin Gabriel (w/ WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett, WWE Tag Team Champion Heath Slater, & Ezekiel Jackson) at 1:53 when Marella pinned Gabriel with the Cobra; prior to the bout, it was announced the Corre would face Marella, Kozlov, Show, & Kane at WrestleMania; after the contest, both Kane and Show did the Marella trumpet playing dance in the ring
Jack Swagger (w/ Michael Cole) defeated Jerry Lawler via disqualification at 1:16 when Lawler assaulted Swagger with a steel chair outside the ring; Josh Matthews provided sole commentary for the match; after the contest, Lawler scared Cole into his pod, then climbed over and tried to reach Cole until Cole threw his drink in Lawler's face; Lawler was then forced back by Cole's personal security as Cole yelled that he would embarass Lawler at WrestleMania (Lawler's debut with new theme music) (WrestleMania 27 Blu-ray)
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) & WWE US Champion Sheamus defeated John Morrison & Daniel Bryan at 6:15 when Sheamus pinned Bryan with the crucifix powerbomb; prior to the bout, Vickie came out to Morrison's music and cut an in-ring promo saying what she did to Morrison is what LayCool would do to Snooki at WrestleMania; during the entrances, it was announced the WrestleMania press conference would be held Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City

4/4/11; Atlanta, GA; Philips Arena
4/4/11 - featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary, with Michael Cole, Josh Matthews, & Booker T replacing them after the first match; included an opening in-ring promo by Triple H in which he discussed his match against the Undertaker as part of WrestleMania, then noting he's never been more tired or sore after the match but added that the body taken from the ring on a stretcher was just a man; moments later, Triple H addressed whether Taker would ever come back, then thanking Taker for the match before saying he believed Taker would be back and he would be waiting for him; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 28 in Miami, FL; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WrestleMania 27 was the highest attended entertainment event in Georgia Dome history, beating out U2, Elton John, Paul McCarney, the Backstreet Boys, and the Rolling Stones; featured a backstage segment in which Steve Austin shook Triple H's hand and said he wanted to be there if there ever was a Triple H-Taker rematch; included a vignette promoting the debut of Sin Cara; featured an in-ring segment in which Austin brought out all of the Tough Enough contestants and had them introduce themselves; after they did, and the crowd chanted at Austin to "Stun them all," WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin, alongside Alex Riley, interrupted; Miz noted that he was on Tough Enough in 2004 and went on to suffer a concussion the night before at WrestleMania and despite that beat John Cena; Miz went on to address the contestants before the turning his attention to Austin, asking if he had one more run in him as the crowd chanted "One more match;" Austin then called for the contestants to clear the ring, with Miz then hitting a cheap shot and going to the floor as Riley attacked Austin in the corner; Austin eventually fought Riley off, dropped him with the Stunner, and then threw cans of beer to the contestants on the floor before leading them in a toast; moments later, Austin went over to Cole's Cole Mine cubicle and gave him a beer bath; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read WrestleMania was seen in more than 100 countries and in 20 unique languages; included an ad promoting 'DX: One Last Stand;' featured a video package recapping WrestleMania week in Atlanta, with comments from Kofi Kingston, international fans, Alberto Del Rio, CM Punk, Michael Cole, Booker T, Miz, Brie & Nikki Bella, Daniel Bryan, WWE Divas Champion Eve, Triple H, John Morrison, Santino Marella, Melina, city and state officials; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read "WrestleMania" was the #1 non-sponsored worldwide trend on Twitter Sunday; included a closing in-ring segment in which John Cena congratulated Miz for his victory at WrestleMania and said Miz had earned his respect; Cena then addressed the Rock, noting it was clear Rock didn't respect him after his actions at WrestleMania; moments later, Rock came out to a chant of "Fruity Pebbles," with Rock insulting Cena until Cena challenged Rock to a match; Rock responded by accepting the challenge but having the match take place the following year at WrestleMania 28, with the two then shaking hands; moments later, WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett, Ezekiel Jackson, and WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel ran out and surrounded the ring, then attacking Cena and Rock until Cena and Rock made the comeback with Cena hitting the Five Knuckle Shuffle on Slater, Rock dropping Barrett with the spinebuster and then hitting the People's Elbow, Cena hitting the FU on Slater, and Rock hitting Barrett with the Rock Bottom; Cena and Rock then shook hands again:
Jerry Lawler defeated Jack Swagger (w/ Michael Cole) via reverse decision in an impromptu match; Swagger initially won the bout via submission with the ankle lock at 3:50, after Lawler chased Cole into the ring, but the referee changed his call when Swagger refused to break the hold; prior to the contest, Cole, wearing his headgear and singlet, walked out and cut a promo from the entrance stage in which he bragged about his victory over Lawler at WrestleMania; Lawler took the mic to respond, noting he made Cole cry like a little girl and he was a jackass; Cole responded by challenging Lawler to a rematch, with Lawler accepting only for Cole to say the rematch wouldn't be against him but against Swagger, who Lawler faced the previous week on Raw; after the contest, Cole confronted Jim Ross at the broadcast table, then squirting barbecue sauce all over Ross until Ross stalked Cole backstage while the crowd chanted "Austin"
Randy Orton & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated CM Punk & Cody Rhodes at 16:31 when Orton pinned Rhodes with the RKO after Mysterio hit the 619
Alberto Del Rio (w/ Brodus Clay) defeated Evan Bourne via submission with the armbreaker at 2:42 after kicking Bourne off the top rope; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer for the bout; during the match, there were several chants of "Del Rio"
John Morrison & Trish Stratus defeated Dolph Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero at 3:23 when Morrison pinned Ziggler with the Flying Chuck and Starship Pain after Trish slapped Ziggler; prior to the bout, Ziggler & Guerrero cut a promo at the entrance stage in which they blamed Michelle McCool & Layla for their WrestleMania loss
WWE US Champion Sheamus pinned Daniel Bryan at 3:51 with the kick to the face; after the contest, Sheamus continued to assault Bryan in the corner until Sin Cara appeared at the entrance stage, ran and flipped into the ring, cleared Sheamus from the ring, and hit a crossbody off the top to the floor (Sin Cara's surprise TV debut)

4/11/11; Bridgeport, CT; Webster Bank Arena
4/11/11 - included an opening introduction by Justin Roberts of Michael Cole, who then took his spot in the Cole Miner cubicle at ringside; featured an in-ring promo by John Cena in which he discussed his WrestleMania 28 match against the Rock and said it would also be for the WWE World Title; Cena then said that meant he would have to win the title, then challenging WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin; moments later, Randy Orton walked out and said Cena should step aside after losing to Miz at WrestleMania and allow someone who actually won their match to challenge; as Cena went to respond, John Morrison walked out and said, regarding Cena and Orton, that he "had seen this show before" and he too should be involved in determining the #1 contender; moments later, Vickie Guerrero, with Dolph Ziggler, walked out, noted she recently pinned Morrison, and that Ziggler should be next in line; Ziggler then noted that he had never faced Miz so the line started with him, with R-Truth then interrupting and saying he had never gotten a one-on-one world title match; the Raw GM then sent in an e-mail which Cole read on his iPad that stated all the men would compete in a gauntlet match to determine who would challenge Miz at Extreme Rules; included a vignette showing the silhouette of Awesome Kong, who flicked the head off a doll; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read more than 12 million people watched WWE programming the previous Monday, more than any show on ESPN, TNT, Fox News, CW, and NBC; included a backstage segment with Eve complained to both Gail Kim and Natalya Neidhart that all the divas were after each other and didn't have anyone else's back; after Eve left, Tamina walked in with a scowl; featured an ad promoting "DX: One Last Stand;" included a video package recapping the Undertaker vs. Triple H match at WrestleMania with comments from Christian, Steve Austin, Big Show, CM Punk, World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Orton, Pat Patterson, the Rock, and John Cena; featured a backstage segment with Edge and Cena in which they were shown shaking hands before Edge came out to address the crowd; included an in-ring promo by Edge in which he discussed his broken neck in 2003 and said a recent MRI test showed that he needed to retire; the crowd then responded with chants of "Thank you, Edge," with Edge mentioning his being in the WWE since the age of 23, being in the Brood, being the funny guy with Christian, being the hated guy, having a live sex celebration with Lita, being thrown in the Long Island Sound, and main eventing WrestleMania against the Undertaker; he then said if asked if he would go through all the sleepless nights, flights, miles on the road, injuries, surgeries, and matches, he would in a heartbeat; moments later, Edge walked up the ramp, with his back against the crowd, and threw up his arms in his pose before then going backstage; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read WWE has more than 5 million Facebook fans, more than ESPN, Pepsi, MLB, Gatorade, NASCAR, and the NFL; following the commercial break, footage was shown of Edge being greeted backstage by much of the Raw roster:
Brie Bella (w/ Nikki Bella) pinned WWE Divas Champion Eve at 2:14 with a kick to the mid-section and facebuster after Eve fought off an interfering Nikki, who briefly switched places with Brie behind the referee's back; prior to the bout, Eve gave the referee a marker so identify the legal Bella from the one in the corner Sin Cara pinned Primo Colon at 4:31 with a backwards flip slam off the top rope (Sin Cara's TV in-ring debut)
WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett, Ezekiel Jackson, WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel defeated Santino Marella, Daniel Bryan, Mark Henry, & Evan Bourne in an impromptu match at around the 4:30 mark when Slater pinned Marella with the reverse DDT after Gabriel kicked Marella in the back of the head from the apron as Marella attempted the Cobra; prior to the bout, Barrett, with the rest of the Corre, discussed their altercation the previous week against John Cena and the Rock, with Barrett noting it wasn't his idea and it wasn't a good idea to begin with; Barrett then said he saw the group as equals but didn't see the point of continuing, with Jackson, Slater, and Gabriel taking exception and noting what they brought to the group; moments later, Marella's team appeared at the entrance stage, nicknaming his team "APPLE" and noting they would take out the Corre (the bout began during the commercial match)
Jerry Lawler (w/ Jim Ross) pinned Jack Swagger (w/ Jerry Lawler) with a roll up at 5:16 as Swagger grabbed at Ross on the floor, moments after Ross pulled Cole off the apron; prior to the bout, Cole took the mic and insulted Ross from inside his Cole Miner cubicle, with Ross then rocking the cubicle in an attempt to break it; moments later, Swagger ran out and brawled with Lawler at ringside until referees held the two apart; stipulations stated Lawler would get a rematch with Cole at Extreme Rules if he won and Cole would never again have to face Lawler if Swagger won; after the contest, Cole yelled at Swagger in the ring, blaming him for the loss and calling him an idiot and repeatedly poking him in the chest before slapping him across the face; Cole then left the ring, with Lawler then taking the mic and saying at Extreme Rules it would be Lawler & Ross against Cole & Swagger; Josh Matthews was on commentary for the match but said very little, with Ross and Cole's bickering towards each other from their respective corners being the main commentary; Ross and Lawler joined Matthews on commentary for the remainder of the show
Gauntlet Match: Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned Randy Orton with a roll up at 2:38 after Orton became distracted by Michael McGillicutty and David Otunga at ringside; after the bout, Mason Ryan appeared, dropped Orton, and then hit a powerbomb on Orton as Otunga and McGillicutty yelled at Orton; WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin, alongside Alex Riley, provided guest commentary for the matches (Ryan, McGillicutty, and Otunga's surprise returns after a several week absence)
Gauntlet Match: R-Truth pinned Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) with the What's Up at 3:56
Gauntlet Match: R-Truth pinned John Morrison with the What's Up after avoiding Starship Pain at 4:50
Gauntlet Match: R-Truth fought John Cena to a double disqualification at 5:34 when WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin and Alex Riley attacked both men as Cena attempted the FU on Truth; during the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" after the match, Miz took the mic and called both the men losers and said neither would challenge him at Extreme Rules; moments later, Jerry Lawler read an e-mail from the Raw GM that stated both Cena and Truth would challenge Miz at the pay-per-view; Cena and Truth then fought off Miz and Riley, with Cena dropping Riley with the FU before Cena and Truth squared off in the ring, with the two then shaking hands; moments later, the two had a confrontation before Truth left the ring

4/18/11; London, England; O2 Arena
4/18/11 - featured Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, & Michael Cole on commentary; included a clip from the WWE All Stars video game of John Cena vs. the Rock; featured a trailer promoting 'That's What I Am;' included a music video tribute to Edge's career set to 3 Doors Down's "When You're Young;" featured an ad promoting the following week's WWE Draft; included a vignette showing Awesome Kong ripping the legs off a doll before laughing; featured an ad promoting "DX: One Last Stand;" included an in-ring segment in which Cole introduced Jack Swagger, noting he and Swagger would beat Jerry Lawler & Jim Ross at Extreme Rules, with Swagger then coming out and putting a royal cape on Cole; Swagger then read a proclamation noting Cole would be knighted en route to his eventually going into the WWE Hall of Fame; moments later, Swagger introduced Queen Elizabeth, with a lookalike then coming out escorted by two men, knighting Cole, and Cole then kissing her on the lips; Cole then lead the crowd in a chant of "Sir Michael Cole," with the crowd following by adding "sucks;" Cole then demanded Lawler & Ross kiss his feet, with the two entering the ring before Lawler was attacked by Swagger and knocked to the floor; Swagger then put Ross in the ankle lock while Cole forced Ross to kiss his foot, which had a disgusting growth on it; featured a video package noting the WWE's partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, with comments from Layla, Triple H, and Mark Henry; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 10 million people watched the premiere of 'Tough Enough;' featured an ad promoting Friday's Smackdown that would feature Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Cody Rhodes and Alberto Del Rio's retirement party for Edge, which fans could RSVP to on Facebook:
John Morrison pinned R-Truth in an impromptu match at 7:04 with Starship Pain after holding onto the ropes to avoid the What's Up; prior to the bout, Truth cut an in-ring promo in which he spoke of his trials and tribulations before noting he was in line to become the next WWE World Champion because of his title shot at Extreme Rules against John Cena and WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin; moments later, Morrison walked out, hugged Truth, said he was happy for him but noted Truth got a lot of lucky breaks to survive the previous week's gauntlet match; Morrison then showed footage of Truth resting in the corner and drinking water just prior to his match against Cena, then mocking Truth for doing so and noted Truth was a smoker; Truth said he knew Morrison was just out there trying to take his opportunity, with Morrison accepting and noting the draft was the next week; Morrison then egged Truth on until Truth agreed to the match, with Truth then jokingly asking the crowd for a bottle of water and a cigarette; early in the bout, Truth went to the floor and drank from a bottle of water; after the contest, Morrison extended his hand to Truth in the corner but a dejected Truth walked away, then pulling Morrison off the turnbuckle onto his back; moments later, Truth hit a running knee to the head to Morrison, sending him to the floor; he then landed another running knee to the head outside the ring; Truth then grabbed Morrison by the head and said, "You did this to me" before then helping Morrison to his feet, only to then shove him to the floor; Truth then grabbed the bottle of water, knocked Morrison back down, and poured the water over himself as the crowd chanted "water" and "R-Truth sucks;" Truth then took a pack of cigarettes from ringside, lit one up, and smoked it before blowing it in Morrison's face
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned Evan Bourne with the Zig Zag at 2:13 after Bourne landed on his feet after failing Air Bourne; prior to the bout, Vickie came out to the entrance stage and introduced the "new and improved" Ziggler (Ziggler's first appearance with short black hair)
John Cena & Sin Cara defeated WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin & Alex Riley in an impromptu match at 10:28 when Sin Cara pinned Riley with a slingshot springboard moonsault after Cena dropped Riley with the FU; prior to the bout, Miz cut a promo on R-Truth, saying his actions earlier in the show were irresponsible and blamed him for changing the Extreme Rules main event to a steel cage match with John Cena and John Morrison, rather than Truth; Miz then had Riley get him a chair so he could stage a sit-in until the Raw GM fixed his situation; following the commercial break, Miz was still in the ring cutting a promo that he would leave Extreme Rules with the title, leading to Cara's arrival for his scheduled match against Riley; moments later, Cena came into the ring as well, with Michael Cole then receiving an e-mail from the Raw GM on his iPod ordering Miz & Riley to face Cena & Cara; late in the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks"
Eve pinned Nikki Bella (w/ WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella) with a la magistral cradle at 1:48; prior to the bout, Brie took the mic and said Eve may want a title rematch but may never get one if Eve gets drafted to Smackdown the following week; after the bout, Michael Cole took the mic, left his Coal Mine, and spoke to the crowd about the upcoming royal wedding and said he would be knighted in mere moments
WWE US Champion Sheamus pinned Santino Marella in a non-title match with the boot to the face at 3:36
Randy Orton pinned CM Punk with a roll up at 16:38 after avoiding a kick to the head; Nexus was banned from ringside for the bout; throughout the match, there were dueling chants of "Randy Orton" and "CM Punk" and "RKO" and "GTS;" after the contest, Mason Ryan, Michael McGillicutty, and David Otunga ganged up on Orton in the ring, with Ryan eventually dropping Orton with a uranage; Punk then yelled at Orton that he didn't beat him before Ryan shoved away Otunga and McGillicutty, saying that Orton was his; Ryan then prepared to kick Orton in the head but Punk twice stopped him, then saying he would do it himself; Punk then went for the punt but Orton dropped Punk with the RKO and left the ring

4/25/11; Raleigh, NC; RBC Center
4/25/11 - 3-hour 2011 WWE Draft; included a "Did you know?" graphic that read WWE Superstars Slingshot is the #1 kids game app in Egypt, Belgium, Jordan, Turkey, and India; featured Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with John Cena regarding his being drafted to Smackdown, with Cena saying it was one of the biggest moments ever and that he would bring the WWE World Title to Smackdown by beating WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin at Extreme Rules; moments later, Miz interrupted and mocked Cena; included Justin Roberts introducing R-Truth, who came out to the entrance stage, told the crowd to shut up, and that booing themself; after the crowd repeatedly cut him off by chanting "What?" Truth blasted the audience for them being the reason he put his WWE Title shot on the line the previous week, ranted on the little kids that cheered him for 10 years but couldn't put a title around his waist, and finished by saying "The truth has set me free;" moments later, John Morrison jumped Truth from behind and attacked him in the aisle until referees pulled him away, then broke free and did it twice more until he was pulled back by referees; featured an ad promoting the Rock's birthday party in Miami the following week; included a vignette showing a woman pop the head off a doll, with the woman's face then being shown before the name "Kharma" appeared on screen; featured Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Cody Rhodes regarding Rey Mysterio Jr. being drafted to Raw and their upcoming falls count anywhere match at Extreme Rules, with Rhodes saying he would send Mysterio to the hospital and force him to get a new face; included Scott Sanford conducting a backstage interview with Miz, alongside Alex Riley, in which he ranted about the Rock's birthday party the following week before saying Raw couldn't survive without Miz; featured an ad promoting "That's What I Am;" included the announcement the draft would continue the following day at noon on WWE.com:
Kofi Kingston and WWE Tag Team Champion the Big Show (Smackdown!) co-won a battle royal at around the 13-minute mark; order of elimination: WWE Tag Team Champion Kane; Great Khali; Ezekiel Jackson; Heath Slater; Chris Masters; WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett; Ted Dibiase Jr.; Mark Henry and Brodus Clay; Yoshi Tatsu by WWE Tag Team Champion the Big Show; WWE US Champion Sheamus by Drew McIntyre; McIntyre by Evan Bourne; Santino Marella by Show; Cody Rhodes by Mason Ryan; Daniel Bryan by Kofi Kingston; Bourne by Show; Ryan by Show; as a result of the Smackdown win, John Cena was drafted to Smackdown; moments later, Cena came out to the entrance stage and put on a Smackdown T-shirt (the bout began before the show went live)
Eve pinned Layla with a roll up at the 38-second mark after Layla became distracted by Michelle McCool at ringside; during the closing moments of the match, Michael Cole took the mic, interrupted the match, and said he would put on a clinic later in the show in his match against Jim Ross; after the contest, Layla confronted McCool on the floor before ramming her into the barricade and apron; moments later, a crying Layla yelled at McCool that she was sick of this, then threw McCool over the announce table; as a result of the win, Rey Mysterio Jr. was drafted to Raw; Mysterio then came out to the entrance stage and put on a Raw T-shirt as the Raw roster cheered on backstage
Kofi Kingston (Smackdown!) pinned WWE US Champion Sheamus (Raw) after twice hitting the spin kick to the face in a non-title match at 2:22; as a result of the win, Randy Orton was drafted to Smackdown; moments later, Orton walked out to the entrance stage, sporting a beard, and put on the Smackdown T-shirt
Jim Ross (w/ Jerry Lawler) defeated Michael Cole (w/ Jack Swagger) via disqualification at 4:34 when Swagger ran Lawler into the barricade and then attacked Ross in the ring; mid-way through the match, Cole went to the floor and put on Ross's hat to mock him; moments later, Swagger entered the ring and gave Cole a water bottle to drink from; Booker T joined Josh Matthews and Lawler on commentary, subbing for Cole; prior to the bout, Lawler left the broadcast table to be in Ross's corner; after the contest, Swagger applied the ankle lock on Ross before Cole repeatedly yelled at Ross for busting his lip; Swagger then reapplied the hold as Cole whipped Ross with his own belt; Lawler then ran back into the ring, knocked Swagger to the floor, and whipped Cole across the back before Cole fell to the floor and, with Swagger, limped up the aisle; the Raw GM then sent an e-mail, which Matthews read, that Ross & Lawler vs. Cole & Swagger at Extreme Rules would now be a country whipping match
Randy Orton (Smackdown!) pinned Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) (Raw) with the RKO at 3:25; moments later, as the draft pick to Smackdown was about to be announced, CM Punk interrupted at the entrance stage to discuss his upcoming last man standing match against Orton at Extreme Rules, saying he would leave Orton a shell; Orton responded by saying he would miss many things on Raw but Punk wasn't one of them and that he would leave Punk knocked out at the pay-per-view; during the commercial break, it was announced Mark Henry and Sin Cara had been drafted to Smackdown
Rey Mysterio Jr. (Raw) pinned WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett (Smackdown!) at 2:31 in a non-title match with the 619 and splash off the top; as a result of the win, WWE Tag Team Champion the Big Show was drafted to Raw, with Show then walking out to the entrance stage and putting on a Raw T-shirt; moments later, Alberto Del Rio was the second draft pick; Del Rio was then shown talking with Ricardo Rodriguez backstage, upset about the draft and with Brodus Clay shown asking where that leaves him; following the commercial break, Michael Cole rejoined the commentary team of Matthews, Booker, and Lawler
WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ Alex Riley), CM Punk, & Alberto Del Rio (Raw) defeated John Cena, Mark Henry, & Christian (Smackdown!) at 8:19 when Miz pinned Cena with the Skull Crushing Finale after Henry turned on both of his partners; prior to the bout, Teddy Long came out to the entrance stage to announce that the match would determine the final two draft picks of the night; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer for the match; as a result of the win, Cena was drafted back to Raw; moments later, Cena assaulted his opponents before hitting the Five Knuckle Shuffle on Miz before throwing him onto his teammates on the floor; Cena then put on the Raw T-shirt to close the show

5/2/11; Miami, FL; American Airlines Arena
5/2/11 - featured an opening video package recapping the events of Sept. 11, 2001, file video of George W. Bush's comments made that night, and highlights from the Sept. 13, 2001 live edition of Smackdown; included Lilian Garcia singing the National Anthem, which led to chants of "USA;" featured an in-ring promo by the Rock in which he noted he was home, said "We got him" in reference to the killing of Osama bin Laden, and said he was proud of the military; moments later, Rock led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance before discussing his history in Miami and with the University of Miami; Michael Cole soon interrupted with an e-mail from the Raw GM on his iPad, within the Cole Mine; as Cole went to read it, Rock noted Cole's recent matches and wins, noting maybe Cole thought he was a tough guy, and challenged Cole to read his e-mail to his face in the ring, then calling him a "drunk Hobbit jackbag bitch;" Cole then took off his shirt, revealing a Boston Celtics jersey underneath; Cole then entered the ring and said the Raw GM demanded an apology for embarassing the Raw GM at WrestleMania, or else the Rock's birthday party would be called off; Cole then said he wanted "Dwayne" to apologize for the humiliation he put Cole through over the years; Rock then said he was sorry and extended his hand, with Cole shaking it, Rock dropping him with the Rock Bottom and following with the People's Elbow; moments later, Rock introduced Pitbull, who came out and wished Rock a happy birthday before singing "Give Me Everything (Tonight)" while accompanied by the Miami Heat cheerleaders (Rock's return after a month's absence); featured birthday wishes from Lebron James & Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat; following the opening segment, Jim Ross joined the commentary team, subbing for Cole; included Jimmy Kimmel wishing a happy birthday to the Rock; featured a backstage segment with Mike Mizanin and Alex Riley in which Miz blamed Riley for not being ringside for his WWE World Title defense the night before, then saying Riley needed to stop making excuses; Miz then said no one would be talking about Rock's birthday at the end of the night, they would be taking about the fact Miz regained the title; included Paul Walker wishing the Rock a happy birthday, then referring to WWE World Champion John Cena as 'Fruity Pebbles;' featured Samuel L Jackson wishing happy birthday to the Rock; included a backstage segment with the Rock at his backstage party, with Natalya Neidhart, Kaitlyn, Rosa Mendes, Eve, Gail Kim, Tamina, Chris Masters, Zack Ryder, Vladimir Kozlov, Teddy Long, Daniel Bryan, Evan Bourne, Santino Marella, JTG, Yoshi Tatsu, and WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston, with Santino dressed as Rock in 'Fast Five,' Hornswoggle dressed as 'the Scorpion King,' and Great Khali as the 'Tooth Fairy;' moments later, Ron Simmons walked in, looked at the costumes, and said "Damn;" featured an ad promoting 'That's What I Am;' featured Steve Carell wishing the Rock a happy birthday; included Ellen Degeneres wishing the Rock a happy birthday; featured an ad promoting 'DX: One Last Stand;" included Tyler Perry wishing the Rock a happy birthday; featured footage from the previous night from after the pay-per-view went off the air of Cena announcing to the crowd at Extreme Rules that Osama bin Laden had been eliminated, with Cena then saying he was damn proud to be an American; the 'Star Spangled Banner' then played as Cena made his way backstage and saluted the crowd at the entrance stage; included footage from the 'Be a Star' event the previous Friday in Washington DC with comments from Omar Epps, Jason Biggs, Ariel Winter, Triple H, David Arquette, America Ferrara, Alyssa Milano, Jeremy Piven, and more; featured Ludacris wishing the Rock happy birthday; included a "Did you know?" graphic that said the 9-13-01 Smackdown was the first public assembly in the US following Sept. 11; featured Dan Marino wishing Rock a happy birthday; included a backstage segment with the Rock and World Heavyweight Champion Christian in which Rock congratulated him on his title win; moments later, Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler walked in with a giant cake, with Mae Young then appearing from the cake dressed in a one-piece swimsuit; Rock then made fun of Vickie and Ziggler before kissing Mae; Cena then walked in and held up the title belt, saying he would keep it until they face off at WrestleMania 28; featured George Lopez wishing Rock a happy birthday; included Regis Philbin & Kelly Ripa wishing the Rock a happy birthday; featured Craig Ferguson wishing the Rock a happy birthday; included a closing in-ring segment with Rock in which he said WrestleMania 28 would be the biggest WrestleMania of all time; moments later, Vince McMahon walked out to the entrance stage, thanking the Rock for what he had brought to the WWE Universe and for coming home; McMahon then introduced a video package set to Ditty Dirty Money's "I'm Coming Home" focusing on the Rock's career; following the video, Rock's mother was shown in the crowd; moments later, Justin Roberts introduced Mya to lead the crowd in singing "Happy birthday" to the Rock; Rock followed by telling his friends, family, fans, and those backstage that he loved them before streamers and balloons fell from the rafters to close the show:
John Morrison fought R-Truth to a no contest when Truth attacked Morrison from behind in the aisle before the match began; moments later, Truth assaulted Morrison around ringside before hitting the What's Up on the floor; after Truth returned backstage, several referees helped Morrison to his feet and up the ramp; Truth then returned and hit the move again, this time on the entrance stage
Kelly Kelly fought Maryse to a no contest at around the 40-second mark when Kharma walked out to the ring, as Kelly watched, and dropped Maryse with a version of the Angel's Wings
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Mike Mizanin (w/ Alex Riley) via reverse decision; Miz initially won the match and title at 12:12 after hitting him with the title belt behind the back of referee Mike Chioda; during the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" late in the match, Miz kicked out after sustaining the FU; Chioda changed the call after seeing Miz immediately in possession of the title belt following the decision; moments later, Miz argued with Riley before Cena attacked both men and hit Miz with the FU
Rey Mysterio Jr. & WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Jack Swagger & Drew McIntyre at 8:39 when Mysterio pinned McIntyre with the 619 and a splash off the top; Alberto Del Rio joined the commentary team for the match; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer before the contest; after the bout, Mysterio and Del Rio had a confrontation
WWE Tag Team Champion Kane defeated Mason Ryan (w/ CM Punk) via disqualification at 1:37 when Punk interfered; after the bout, Michael McGillicutty and David Otunga ran out, with Ryan overpowering Kane and dropping him with a spinebuster; moments later, WWE Tag Team Champion the Big Show ran out, with Show clearing the ring until Ryan took him down with a tackle; Ryan then left the ring alone, leaving behind Punk and Nexus

5/9/11; Knoxville, TN; Thompson-Boling Arena
5/9/11 - featured an opening segment in which Ricardo Rodriguez introduced Alberto Del Rio, with Del Rio driving into the arena and cutting an in-ring promo in which he said Edge delayed his destiny of winning the world title but it would not stop it; Del Rio then said too much time was wasted on the Rock the previous week and that while John Cena held the WWE World Title, no one was better than Del Rio and that he should be the one to challenge Cena; moments later, Rey Mysterio Jr. came out and said he was equally worthy of a title shot and that Del Rio's destiny was to be Rodriguez's ring announcer; Mysterio then challenged Del Rio to determine the #1 contender, with Mike Mizanin & Alex Riley then interrupting and Miz stating that Raw was his show and the WWE World Title was his championship; Miz said he would be champion again if not for Riley's actions the previous week and noted he pinned Cena the previous week; moments later, R-Truth walked out, talked about how much he hated hospital food, and said John Morrison was eating a lot of it since he beat up Morrison the previous week and put him in a hospital; Truth followed by saying he would be happy to hospitalize the rest of them so they would share the same IV or bed pan with Morrison, then insulting Mysterio, Miz, and Del Rio; moments later, Michael Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM on his iPad, which read Miz and Del Rio would challenge for the #1 contender spot at Over the Limit; a second e-mail stated Mysterio would join them in the match later in the night, and not Truth; Truth then took exception to the ruling, with Mysterio agreeing that Truth shouldn't be in the match and the two coming nose to nose; Truth then left the ring as the crowd chanted "Hey hey hey, goodbye" at him; moments later, Miz then called Mysterio and Del Rio "day laborers" and that he was the next champion, with Rodriguez cutting him off and announcing Del Rio as the next champion; a brawl then ensued between Miz, Riley, Del Rio, and Rodriguez, with the four going to the floor before Mysterio dove onto Del Rio outside the ring; included a "Did you know?" graphic that read WWE has more than 5 million Facebook fans, more than ESPN, Pepsi, MLB, Gatorade, NASCAR, and the NFL; featured an ad promoting 'That's What I Am;' included a backstage segment in which Scott Stanford interviewed Truth, with Truth saying all the parents were asking him to go back to singing and dancing but no one was taking him seriously and he would change that; featured a backstage segment in which Cena and Zack Ryder were shown fist pumping together; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 on DVD, available the following day; featured an in-ring promo by Cole in which he announced he was retiring from the ring, with Jerry Lawler then joining Cole in the ring and showing footage of Rock attacking Cole the previous week; Lawler then challenged Cole to another match, even putting his WWE Hall of Fame ring on the line and offering to induct Cole into the HOF if he won; Cole rejected the offer, then going back into his Cole Mine before insulting the fans and Lawler and making fun of the fact Lawler couldn't spend Mother's Day with his mom since she was dead; Lawler then went out to the floor and grabbed at Cole in the Cole Mine before Jack Swagger ran out and threw Lawler into the ringpost; included footage from the recent 'Be a Star' event in Washington DC with comments from Jason Biggs, Ariel Winter, Triple H, Alyssa Milano, and others about anti-bullying efforts; featured footage of 'That's What I Am' being featured as part of the Santa Barbara Film Festival:
Eve & Kelly Kelly defeated WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella & Nikki Bella at 1:24 when Kelly scored the pin by reversing an inside cradle; prior to the bout, it was announced Kelly would be featured in Maxim's publication on the world's top 100 sexiest women, which would be on sale the following day; after the contest, Kharma came out, with the Bellas hiding on the opposite side of the ring before running backstage; Kharma then knocked down Eve in the ring before scaring Kelly up the ramp; Kharma then returned to the ring and dropped Eve with the double underhook slam
WWE Tag Team Champion Kane (w/ WWE Tag Team Champion the Big Show) defeated Mason Ryan (w/ CM Punk) via disqualification at 2:14 when David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty interfered after Show knocked Punk out with a punch on the floor; after the match, Show & Kane easily fought off Nexus before hitting a double chokeslam on Ryan
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned Santino Marella with the Zig Zag at 1:41 after avoiding the Cobra and hitting a dropkick; Vickie introduced Ziggler from the entrance stage before the contest
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Alex Riley in an impromptu non-title match at 3:11 via submission with the STFU after twice dropping Riley with the FU; prior to the bout, Riley and Mike Mizanin were shown backstage, during which Riley tried to apologize for costing Miz the title the previous week, with Miz then insulting Riley and repeatedly calling him stupid before Riley said he would make it up to Miz; moments later, Riley was shown walking down the hallway until he came into the arena, taking the mic, and challenging Cena to a match then and there; Miz appeared at the entrance stage during the closing moments of the match
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Jack Swagger at 8:22 with the spin kick to the face, moments after Jerry Lawler appeared at the entrance stage, distracting the challenger; Michael Cole & Josh Matthews provided commentary for the match; after the contest, Lawler grabbed through the Cole Mine and repeatedly rammed Cole's face into the glass by pulling on his tie; moments later, Lawler was pulled away by referees as Swagger checked on Cole; Swagger then took the mic and said Lawler was fired because he wasn't supposed to touch Cole, with Lawler saying he never touched Cole, only his tie; Swagger then said Cole would accept Lawler's challenge placed earlier in the show, with Cole questioning Swagger's actions as Lawler stood on top of the commentary table while the crowd cheered
Mike Mizanin defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. and Alberto Del Rio at 13:44 by pinning Mysterio with a roll up after Alex Riley, who appeared ringside late in the match, pulled Del Rio out of the ring as Mysterio had Del Rio covered after hitting the splash off the top; stipulations stated the winner would challenge for the WWE World Title at Over the Limit; after the contest, WWE World Champion John Cena walked out to the entrance stage, joining Miz and Riley, and announced he would face Miz at Over the Limit in an I Quit match; moments later, R-Truth came out of the crowd and dropped Mysterio with the What's Up inside the ring as the broadcast ended

5/16/11; San Antonio, TX; AT&T Center
5/16/11 - featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE World Champion John Cena, with Alex Riley interrupting before Cena could speak, saying he's heard Cena's story before - about Hustle, Loyalty, Respect and how Cena would beat Miz in their upcoming I Quit match at Over the Limit; Riley then introduced a video package of Miz repeatedly assaulting Cena in the previous weeks and months before then introducing Miz, with Miz and Riley then joining Cena in the ring; Cena replied to Riley's insults, saying he was as dumb as he was useless and that there was a reason he asked for the I Quit stipulation; moments later, Michael Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM that stated Miz could choose the opponent and stipulation for Cena's match later in the show since Cena chose the stipulation for the pay-per-view; Miz then took the mic and said he didn't yet know what he would choose but it would be awesome; included a backstage segment showing Miz speaking with Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero, with it implied he was trying to talk Ziggler into being Cena's opponent later in the show; featured a backstage segment showing Miz talking with WWE Tag Team Champion the Big Show; included a feature with comments from the cast of "That's What I Am," available from Walmart the following day; featured a backstage segment showing Miz speaking with CM Punk and Mason Ryan; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 on DVD and Blu-ray; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read more people attended WWE live events the previous year than the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup, and X Games combined; included an in-ring segment for the contract signing between Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole for their match at Over the Limit, with Jack Swagger joining Cole in the ring; after both men signed the contract, Cole announced that it was now a Kiss My Foot match; Cole then reviewed footage of Cole forcing Jim Ross to kiss his foot weeks earlier and then showed footage of Bret Hart forcing Lawler to kiss his own feet at the 1995 King of the Ring; Lawler responded by making fun of Cole, noting he took a former world champion and forced him to be his lackey; after Cole replied that no one even remembered Swagger once held the belt, Swagger confronted Cole and then left the ring; moments later, Cole tried to make amends with Lawler, knowing that he no longer had Swagger as his back up, but Lawler knocked him down; featured a backstage segment showing Miz speaking with WWE Tag Team Champion Kane, with Show eventually walking in and leaving with Kane; included a segment in which Eve, WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston, Nikki Bella & WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella, & Show spoke out against bullying; featured a clip from WWE All Stars of Cena facing the Rock; included Scott Stanford conducting a backstage interview with Show & Kane regarding their loss earlier in the show and defending against Punk & Ryan at Over the Limit, with the two saying Punk's group would pay; featured a backstage segment in which Cena passed by Zack Ryder, with Ryder greeting him and giving him one of his T-shirts; included an ad promoting 'That's What I Am':
CM Punk pinned WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston in a non-title match at 3:54 with the Go To Sleep after the champion missed a dive into the corner and fell backwards onto his head; prior to the match, Punk was escorted to the entrance stage by Mason Ryan, Michael McGillicutty, & David Otunga, with the three remaining at the stage as Punk walked out to the ring; early in the bout, Nexus attempted to come ringside to help Punk but he told them to stay where they were; after the contest, Punk, sitting at the stage with Nexus behind him, said that was an example of leadership by example and that he wouldn't stop until the Nexus members, individually, were the most dominant wrestlers the WWE has ever seen
Kelly Kelly pinned WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella (w/ Nikki Bella) with a leg roll up at 1:53 in a non-title match; after the bout, the Bellas double teamed Kelly, with Kelly sustaining Brie's facebuster until Kharma came out; Kharma eventually went up to Kelly, who was still down on the mat, until Brie attacked Kharma from behind; Kharma fought Brie off, then caught Nikki coming off the top and dropped her with the double underhook slam; Kharma then grabbed Kelly by the faces, brushed her hair away, and flicked her head
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Alberto Del Rio via disqualification at 9:24 in an impromptu match with Ricardo Rodriguez prevented Mysterio from hitting the 619; prior to the bout, Mysterio cut an in-ring promo in which he discussed R-Truth costing him a shot at the WWE World Title the previous week and then called out Truth so they could settle their business; after the commercial break, Ricardo Rodriguez appeared at the entrance stage and introduced Del Rio, with Del Rio driving into the arena and cutting a promo on Mysterio, saying he cost Del Rio a shot at Cena; after the two had words, Mysterio challenged Del Rio to a match; late in the contest, Truth appeared in the upper deck and cut a promo on Mysterio, saying he was a thief for taking his spot in the #1 contender match and that the cops should lock him up; after the match, Del Rio attacked Mysterio and hit an elbow drop off the top before Truth came into the ring, assaulted Mysterio and dropped him with the What's Up; moments later, Truth took the mic and questioned Mysterio for wanting to challenge him, then saying he would get him Sunday at Over the Limit
Michael McGillicutty & David Otunga (w/ CM Punk & Mason Ryan) defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Kane & the Big Show in a non-title match at 4:50 when McGillicutty pinned Kane with the neckbreaker after Punk kicked Kane in the back of the head behind the referee's back; prior to the bout, it was announced Show & Kane would face CM Punk & Mason Ryan at Over the Limit
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Jack Swagger (mystery partner) via submission in a non-title match with the STFU at 11:20 after dropping Swagger with the FU; prior to the bout, Mike Mizanin, with Alex Riley, came out and said Cena's match would be no holds barred; Miz then called for Cena to come out, which he did prompting Swagger to jump Cena from behind and Miz announce that Swagger was the opponent; during the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" Miz & Riley remained at the stage for the duration of the bout; after the match, Miz took the mic and gave examples of what he would do to Cena at Over the Limit, then saying he would do something Cena's never seen before and then guaranteed that he would be declared the new champion; moments later, Cena fought off Riley and Miz, holding a steel pipe, then grabbed the mic and said Miz would be the one to say "I quit"

5/23/11; Portland, OR; Rose Garden Arena
5/23/11 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Jerry Lawler in which he discussed beating Michael Cole the night before, then introducing Bret Hart; Hart then took the mic, said he always respected Lawler in their many battles, but had zero respect for Cole; moments later, after Lawler joined Josh Matthews at the commentary table, R-Truth interrupted from the entrance stage, noting it was an honor to be in the ring with Hart, and said while Hart was 90-time former WWE Champion, Truth's never had a title match; Truth then borrowed Hart's sunglasses and went to find a 'Little Jimmy' in the front row, eventually finding a kid, putting the glasses on him, and saying that should get him a title shot by itself; Truth then came back into the ring, tossed the glasses back to Hart, and said giving the people what they wanted hasn't given him diddly squat; Truth then questioned whether he needed to beat up on a WWE Hall of Famer to get title shots, with Hart saying he got title matches because he was the best while Truth was a lunatic; WWE World Champion John Cena then appeared, with Truth saying the conspiracy against him surrounded Cena and that he never liked Cena; the Raw GM then sent an e-mail, which Josh Matthews read that stated Truth & CM Punk would face Cena & Rey Mysterio Jr. in the main event, with Hart as the guest referee; after Truth left ringside, Hart gave his glasses to the ringside fan that Truth harassed earlier; included a backstage segment with WWE Tag Team Champions the Big Show & Kane in which Ricardo Rodriguz appeared, as Show was sitting on Alberto Del Rio's car, with Show shoving Rodriguez to the floor; Del Rio then appeared, yelling at Show & Kane in Spanish until they walked away; featured a segment showing World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton doing a 'That's What I Am' DVD signing at a Walmart in St. Louis, MO; included a backstage segment in which Scott Sanford attempted to interview Show & Kane regarding their title loss, with Show yelling at Stanford until Del Rio walked in, laughed, and slaped Show before running off; after a camera glitch, Show was shown screaming on the ground after apparently being struck by Del Rio's car, driven by Rodriguez; Kane then called for help as Del Rio and Rodriguez left; following the commercial break, Show was helped to his feet; featured a backstage segment showing Cole walking past Kelly Kelly, Beth Phoenix, Gail Kim, and Eve, with Eve holding up her boot towards Cole's face, making fun of his Kiss My Foot loss the night before; included a "Did you know?" graphic that read Raw was the #1 show on cable the previous week, beating TNT, Bravo, the History Channel, TBS, and ESPN; featured the announcement that 'Fast Five,' staring the Rock had brought in $506 million worldwide; included a segment in which Cole walked out, to chants of "You suck toes," with Cole taking the mic and saying he wanted to apologize to Lawler, Matthews, the crew, and the fans; Cole then added that all he wanted to do was commentate alongside Lawler, not wrestle or have the Cole Mine; Lawler then took the mic and showed a still photo of Cole sucking his foot while caught in the Sharpshooter the previous night before offering Cole some Altoids; as Cole joined the commentary team, Mike Mizanin and Alex Riley walked out, with Miz taking the mic and blaming his loss at Over the Limit on Riley as well as his title loss at Extreme Rules and the rematch the night after in which he pinned Cena only to have the call changed by the referee; Miz then said he wanted the Raw GM to give him a title rematch with Riley banned from ringside; eventually, the Raw GM did send an e-mail, read by Matthews, in which the rematch was denied and also stated that Miz was done challenging Cena; Miz then turned to Riley, blaming everything on him and pushing him in the face when Riley noted it was Miz that gave up in the I Quit match; moments later, Miz yelled at and insulted Riley before firing him; Riley responded by punching Miz in the face, then attacking him on the floor while ripping up his jacket and shirt in the process and throwing Miz onto the commentary table; the crowd chanted "Riley" as he assaulted Miz in the ring and left ringside; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 on DVD and Blu-ray; included a segment in which doctored President Obama press conference footage was shown in which Obama responded to "reporters" about the upcoming Capitol Punishment the following month in Washington DC; featured a backstage segment in which Nexus celebrated their tag team title win; included anti-bullying comments from Booker T, Alicia Fox, Daniel Bryan, Christian, the Big Show, WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston, Eve, Nikki Bella & WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella; featured Stanford conducting a backstage interview with Del Rio regarding Show's injury, with Del Rio saying it wasn't his fault and it was all Rodriguez's fault; included a video package in memory of Randy Savage set to Coldplay's "The Scientist;" featured an ad promoting 'That's What I Am;' included a "Did you know?" graphic that read WrestleMania's DVD release has been a top 10 US seller, along with Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Harry Potter, The Green Hornet, and The King's Speech:
David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty (w/ CM Punk & Mason Ryan) defeated WWE Tag Team Champions the Big Show & Kane to win the titles at 8:58 when McGillicutty pinned Show after Punk kicked Show in the back of the head from the apron, as referee Charles Robinson was knocked down, and Show then sustained a double DDT from the challengers; Punk provided guest commentary for the bout
Jack Swagger pinned Evan Bourne with the gutwrench powerbomb at 2:10; after the bout, Bourne kicked Swagger in the face, knocking him to the floor
Kelly Kelly, Gail Kim, Eve, & Beth Phoenix fought WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Melina, & Maryse to a no contest at around the 30-second mark when Kharma appeared; moments later, Kharma entered the ring, with the other divas surrounding her; Kharma eventually dropped to her knees and started crying as the show went to commercial break
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Drew McIntyre in a non-title match with a reversal into the SOS at 4:24; after the bout, Dolph Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero were shown watching on backstage
WWE World Champion John Cena & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated R-Truth & CM Punk at 9:42 when Mysterio pinned Punk after hitting a springboard legdrop into the ring as guest referee Bret Hart had Punk caught in the Sharpshooter; Punk wore pink tights and yellow boots and kneepads as an homage to Randy Savage; during the bout, there were dueling chants of "Cena sucks" and "Let's go, Cena;" after the contest, Hart, Cena, and Mysterio celebrated in the ring

5/30/11; Omaha, NE; Qwest Center
5/30/11 - featured an opening Memorial Day tribute video to those who have protected America's freedoms; the show immediately had technical difficulties after that as R-Truth was shown at a merchandise stand in the arena, without any audio; moments later, Truth destroyed the merchandise stand as fans watched on; Truth then walked past several souvineer cups with WWE World Champion John Cena's face on them, throwing the cups out of the way and storming off, with several fans following; cameras then went to Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler, speaking about the technical issues, before Truth was shown in the crowd insulting fans who showed up wearing Cena T-shirts, eventually finding a little boy and his father; after the father asked Truth, "What's up?" and the crowd erupted, Truth came into the ring saying the fans should be booing themselves; moments later, Cena came out and questioned Truth about what was wrong with him, then saying he should be in a straight jacket; Cole soon received an e-mail from the Raw GM that stated Cena would face Truth in the main event, with "no Little Jimmys ringside;" featured an ad promoting 'That's What I Am;' included an in-ring promo by Alberto Del Rio, accompanied by Ricardo Rodriguez, in which he discussed the injury the previous week to the Big Show, saying it was a mistake but bad things happen to bad people; Del Rio then told Show he would send him the bill to fix his car, told him to get well soon before then winking and leaving the ring; featured an in-ring segment in which Cole recapped Alex Riley attacking Mike Mizanin the previous week; moments later, Riley came out to his own theme music, with Cole insulting him for turning his back on the Miz, someone who was like a father figure to Riley; Riley said he felt great for standing up for himself, with Cole calling him a bastard and Riley shoving him to the mat; eventually Miz ran out, tackled Riley, and repeatedly stomped him; Riley eventually made a comeback, attacking Miz on the floor and into the timekeeper area before throwing him on top of the commentary table; Miz then ran off into the crowd; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 on DVD and Blu-ray; featured footage of Steve Austin appearing the previous week on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' to discuss Tough Enough; included an in-ring promo by Kharma in which she said many said her being in WWE was impossible, noting Jim Ross said she was too fat so she went to Japan to train; Kharma then admitted that she was pregnant; moments later, WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella & Nikki Bella interrupted, calling Kharma fat and saying she wasn't diva material; after they continued to insult her, Kharma replied by saying she hoped they would still be around when she returns to the ring; featured doctored footage from a President Obama press conference in which he fielded various questions about the upcoming Capital Punishment event; included footage of a handful of people "enjoying the summer" outside the arena; featured a backstage segment showing Cena walking past Zack Ryder, with Ryder holding his Internet championship title:
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston in a non-title match at 10:49 with the Zig Zag after holding onto the ropes to avoid the SOS (Ziggler's first appearance back as a blonde)
Kelly Kelly & Eve defeated WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella & Nikki Bella at 2:55 when Kelly scored the pin following the K2; prior to the bout, footage from earlier in the month was shown of Kelly in Los Angeles after being named to Maxim's Hot 100 list
CM Punk (w/ Mason Ryan) pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. with a standing kick to the head at 9:06
Evan Bourne pinned Jack Swagger with a reversal into a roll up at 3:14
R-Truth defeated WWE World Champion John Cena via count-out in a non-title match at 4:02 after Cena went out to the floor to bring Truth back to the ring; during Truth's entrance, his opening backstage segment was shown, now with the audio intact; there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks" during the match; after the bout, Truth returned to where the little boy and his father were sitting that he talked to before, drank from their cup, and spat it in the father's face; Cena then ran out and looked after the dad after Truth returned backstage

6/6/11; Richmond, VA; Coliseum
6/6/11 - the opening moments of the show was a roll over from Tough Enough, with Vince McMahon saying he would determine the winner; moments later, Steve Austin took exception and said he would be the one to pick the winner; Austin then chose Andy as the winner; after Luke went backstage, Andy was slapped by Vince and then sustained the Stunner from Austin; Austin then congratulated Luke for the win and welcomed him to the WWE; R-Truth then came out to the tune of 'When Johnny Comes Marching Home' dressed as a Confederate soldier and said the Raw GM told him he had to apologize in order to get his WWE World Title match at Capitol Punishment; Truth then said Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, "and a bunch of other inbred Rednecks" were from; Truth went on to say he was secceeding from the WWE but would keep his upcoming title match, saying he's been the victim of a conspiracy; moments later, Mike Mizanin interrupted, insulted Truth, and said he himself deserved one last title match; Alex Riley then appeared, with WWE World Champion John Cena then coming out to the ring and addressing the other men in the ring; Michael Cole then received an e-mail from the Raw GM, but McMahon cut him off and told him to shut up; Vince then set up Cena & Riley vs. Miz & Truth for later in the show with Austin as the guest referee; featured a backstage segment with Booker T and Trish Stratus in which Booker taught Trish how to do the Spinarooni, with Jack Swagger then interrupting and challenging Booker to a match; included doctored press conference footage of President Obama being questioned by Truth; featured a backstage segment between Cena and Riley in which Cena made it clear he didn't trust Riley and that Riley better not cross him; included an ad promoting 'The Best of Monday Nitro;' featured an ad promoting the following week's 3-hour 'All Star Night;' included a promo by Alberto Del Rio in the ring in which he invited the Big Show out to the ring so they could iron out their differences; moments later, Ricardo Rodriguez, dressed as Show and on crutches, came out to the ring; Del Rio then continued to make fun of Show, finishing by telling "Show" to never disrespect him again; moments later, Rodriguez took off his bald cap and repeatedly introduced Del Rio; featured a vignette on WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston; included anti-bullying comments from Booker T, Alicia Fox, Daniel Bryan, Christian, the Big Show, WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston, Eve, Nikki Bella & WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella; featured a backstage segment in which Truth and Miz were shown speaking about their upcoming tag team match; included a "Did you know?" graphic that read Cena surpassed 7 million Facebook fans, more than The Rock, Tiger Woods, Jennifer Lopez, Dwayne Wade, Kim Kardashian, Tony Hawk, Sarah Palin, the Dalai Lama, and Johnny Depp; featured an ad promoting 'That's What I Am':
Santino Marella (w/ Vladimir Kozlov) pinned WWE Tag Team Champion Michael McGillicutty (w/ WWE Tag Team Champion David Otunga) at 4:33 with the Cobra after avoiding the neckbreaker
Beth Phoenix & Kelly Kelly defeated WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella & Nikki Bella at 2:29 when Phoenix scored the pin following the Glam Slam
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned CM Punk (w/ Mason Ryan) at 8:42 with a splash off the top after knocking Ryan off the apron by hitting a tornado DDT on Punk; following his entrance, Punk sat down at the entrance stage and cut a promo saying Mysterio has never beaten him and he would beat Mysterio again just to prove that Nexus is unyeilding
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Zack Ryder in a non-title match at 2:39 with the spin kick to the face; Dolph Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero provided guest commentary for the bout; during the match, Michael Cole accidentally referred to Ryder as Zack Ziggler
Booker T defeated Jack Swagger via count-out at 3:14 when Swagger refused to get back into the ring; after the contest, Evan Bourne ran out and scared Swagger back into the ring, where he sustained the scissors kick from Booker and Air Bourne from Bourne; moments later, Booker and Bourne both did the Spinaroonie
R-Truth & Mike Mizanin defeated WWE World Champion John Cena & Alex Riley via reverse decision at 10:46; Cena initially pinned Miz with the FU after Riley hit Miz with his briefcase and guest referee Steve Austin dropped Miz with the Stunner; after the bout, Austin threw beers to Cena, in the ring, and Riley, on the floor, to celebrate; moments later, Michael Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM that said Cena & Riley had been disqualified for Austin's actions and that Austin would be the guest GM the following week; Austin responded by throwing Cole into the ring and dousing him with beer before dropping him with the Stunner; Cena followed by dropping Cole with the FU to end the show

6/13/11; Long Island, NY; Nassau Coliseum
6/13/11 - All Stars Night - 3-hour show - featured an opening in-ring promo by Mike Mizanin in which he said Alex Riley was a fraud and he would expose him at Capital Punishment like a tweet from Anthony Weiner; Riley then said Steve Austin owed him an apology and that he was sick of names like Austin and the Rock showing up and taking his spotlight; Austin, the guest GM for the night, came out to the ring, noted being in the ring with Miz the night after WrestleMania, and told Miz to shut his mouth; Austin then noted that Riley jumped him weeks earlier while Miz was the one that fled; moments later, Austin grabbed Miz by the tie and said that he and Riley would join Roddy Piper in a Piper's Pit later in the show; after Miz left ringside, Alberto Del Rio drove into the arena and was introduced by Ricardo Rodriguez; Del Rio then took a mic and said that Austin, the greatest superstar of his time, was there to pass the torch to the greatest superstar of all time, himself; Austin then said Del Rio had been thinking highly of himself since injuring the Big Show but he had someone lined up to face him, with Kane then appearing for the opening match; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 on DVD and Blu-ray; featured an in-ring segment in which Hornswoggle shot T-shirts into the ring only to be interrupted by R-Truth, who came out saying Hornswoggle looked to be having a lot of fun and that he would beat WWE World Champion John Cena at Capital Punishment; Hornswoggle then shot Truth with the T-shirt gun, with Truth immediately saying it was OK and they were cool but then kicking Hornswoggle in the face; Austin then appeared on the big screen, revealing John Morrison was with him backstage, and then said Truth would face Morrison later in the show; Truth responded by stomping Hornswoggle (Morrison's surprise return after a 6-week absence); included an ad promoting USA's "Suits;" featured an in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton in which he said he would hurt Christian at Capital Punishment before asking that Christian come out to the ring so he could talk to him; moments later, Christian appeared on the big screen and said Orton was practically born into the WWE while Christian had to fight and crawl for everything he's earned, and that he wouldn't be coming to the ring; Orton then said it was a shame Edge wasn't around to carry Christian to the ring like he's been carrying him 17 years; Christian then came out to the stage, immediately backing away as he had security hold Orton back; moments later, Michael Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM that stated Orton knew he had a concussion and wouldn't be wrestling anyone during the show and should instead focus on facing Christian, and if he didn't comply and leave the arena he would be stripped of the title; after Orton went backstage, Austin appeared on the big screen and said Christian could instead face Rey Mysterio Jr. up next; included a backstage segment with Austin, Vickie Guerrero, and Dolph Ziggler with Vickie asking Austin for a match against WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston at Capital Punishment, with Austin agreeing but only if Ziggler gets rid of Vickie; after Austin egged Dolph on, he agreed to get rid of Vickie, with Austin then admitting he was just kidding; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read WWE has more Twitter followers than Disney, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Microsoft, Nickelodeon, and McDonald's; included the announcement the Rock won "Biggest Ass Kicker" at the 5th Annual Guy's Choice Awards for his role in 'Fast Five;' featured an ad promoting The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro on DVD; included an in-ring segment of Piper's Pit in which Roddy made note of fighting Mr. T in the same arena as part of WrestleMania II; Miz then interrupted, bragged about winning the WWE World Title, winning the WrestleMania main event, and then said 'The Real World' was more entertaining than 'They Live;' Piper then introduced Riley, who he said would beat up Miz at Capital Punishment; the crowd chanted "Alex Riley" before Riley said Miz was never really his friend and he knows he can beat him; moments later, Riley said he knew Piper could beat Miz then and there; Miz then agreed and said he would put up $1,000 of his own money, with Piper uping the ante to $5,000; Austin then appeared on the big screen and made the match official, with each man putting up $5,000 of their own money and with Riley as the referee; featured anti-bullying comments from Booker T, Alicia Fox, Daniel Bryan, Christian, the Big Show, Kingston, Eve, Nikki Bella & WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella; included footage of Kelly Kelly and the Bellas appearing on 'The Price is Right' the following day; featured a backstage segment with Austin and Andy in which they shared a beer until Punk walked in; after Andy left, Austin offered Punk a beer with Punk then saying he wasn't sure if Austin was sober but he did make one good decision in giving him a match against WWE World Champion John Cena; Austin then said Nexus wouldn't be allowed ringside and that he would have another announcement to make shortly; included in-ring segment in which Austin drove ringside on his ATV and took the mic until he was interuppted by an e-mail from the Raw GM that read Austin did a fine job being GM for the night but the regular GM would take back over the show the following week; Austin replied by saying the following week would be another 3-hour show, with the fans choosing all the matches and stipulations; repeated e-mails then came in until Austin chased Cole into the crowd, knocked over the podium, and poured two beers on the GM laptop before twice running over it with his four-wheeler; featured a segment in which doctored President Obama press conference footage showed Christian, Cody Rhodes, Sheamus, Great Khali, and Hornswoggle asking Obama questions; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read 10,000,000 fans watched Tough Enough and Raw the previous week; the graphic read "last night" instead of "last week":
Kane defeated Alberto Del Rio (w/ Ricardo Rodriguez) via disqualification at 2:48 when Del Rio refused to break the armbreaker as Kane grabbed the rope; after the match, the Big Show ran out to the ring and, after Rodriguez threw himself in the way to protect Del Rio, pummeled Rodriguez as Del Rio escaped backstage; moments later, Kane had to force Show to stop attacking Rodriguez; moments later, Steve Austin appeared at the entrance and said Del Rio would face Show at Capital Punishment; during the commercial break, Rodriguez was taken backstage on a stretcher (Show's surprise return after a 3-week absence)
Sin Cara, Daniel Bryan, & Ezekiel Jackson defeated Cody Rhodes, Ted Dibiase Jr., & WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett at 3:47 when Sin Cara pinned Barrett with a springboard crossbody into the ring; the match was wrestled under blue and orange lights
Sheamus defeated Santino Marella via submission with a Texas Cloverleaf at 2:46 after a boot to the face
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Christian via disqualification at 5:31 when Christian refused to break in the corner; Booker T joined Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary for the show; prior to the bout, it was announced Mysterio would face CM Punk at Capital Punishment; after the contest, Mysterio fought off Christian, backdropped him off the top, and then hit a crossbody to the floor on Punk as Punk appeared ringside; moments later, Mysterio attempted to fight off WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty before Mason Ryan rammed Mysterio into the ringpost; as Nexus backed up the ramp, Christian dropped Mysterio with the Killswitch
R-Truth fought John Morrison to a no contest; Morrison's music played twice but he did not appear, with Truth then taking the mic and asking where Morrison was; moments later, Truth said he would go find Morrison if Morrison wouldn't come to him; Truth then walked around backstage, still with a mic, until he found Morrison down on the ground; Truth, subtly letting on that he was responsible, acted upset that all the "Little Jimmys" wouldn't get to see the match; moments later, Truth took a rolling cart and rammed it into Morrison's face
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne defeated Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) & Jack Swagger at 2:56 when Bourne pinned Swagger with Air Bourne after Kingston hit the spin kick to the head from the ring apron behind the referee's back; prior to the bout, a Ziggler vignette was shown; Vickie repeatedly yelled at Ziggler during their entrance in reference to the earlier backstage segment with them and Steve Austin
Roddy Piper pinned Mike Mizanin with a roll up at 1:07 after Miz began fighting with guest referee Alex Riley; Miz wrestled the match in street clothes; each man put $5,000 on the line in the match
Kelly Kelly, Eve, Gail Kim, Natalya Neidhart, Beth Phoenix, Kaitlyn, & AJ defeated WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Maryse, Rosa Mendes, Tamina, Alicia Fox, & Melina at 1:24 when Kelly pinned Rosa with the K2; after the bout, Eve took the mic and noted the Tony Awards were the previous night, then led the other members of her team to doing the Rockettes dance in the ring
CM Punk pinned WWE World Champion John Cena in a non-title match at 14:04 with the Go To Sleep after Cena became distracted by R-Truth in the crowd confronting a young fan and acting like he would spit water in his face; Nexus was banned from ringside for the bout; during the match, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" after the contest, Truth threw his water bottle at Cena in the ring before hitting the What's Up, drawing chants of "R-Truth" and "Little Jimmy" from some in the crowd; moments later, Truth took a mic, stood over Cena, and said he would beat him for the title at Capital Punishment; Truth then left the ring with the title belt as the show ended

6/20/11; Baltimore, MD; 1st Mariner Arena; June 20, 2011
6/20/11 3-hour Power to the People - included Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & Booker T on commentary; featured an opening in-ring promo by CM Punk; during Punk's entrance, it was noted fans could follow the show on Twitter by using #RawP2P; Punk then sat on the mat, said he wouldn't give the fans any power over the show, and noted his win the previous week over WWE World Champion John Cena and the previous night over Rey Mysterio Jr.; Punk stated that he was the logical #1 contender, then saying he wanted the Raw GM to send an e-mail to Cole making it official that he would get a title shot in his hometown for Money in the Bank; moments later, Punk said he would hold a sit-in until he got his match; Cole received an e-mail, with Punk cutting him off and telling Cole to go ahead and read the e-mail; the e-mail from the Raw GM said he would take Punk's suggestion under advisement but he should leave the ring; a second e-mail told Punk to leave immediately, and a third - as Punk laid down and made snow angels - said the Raw GM was going to make him the #1 contender but his disrespect led to Punk facing Alberto Del Rio for the title shot; as Punk argued, another e-mail came in saying it would now be Punk vs. Mysterio vs. Del Rio; moments later, Punk went to the floor and argued with the commentary team for the decision; included a backstage segment with Eve, Kelly Kelly, and Beth Phoenix, with fans being able to choose via text which would challenge WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella later in the show; featured a vignette on Evan Bourne; included a backstage segment with Sin Cara, Jack Swagger, and Sin Cara, with fans being able to choose which would face Evan Bourne; included a "Did you know?" graphic that read more than 100 million videos per month are watched on WWE.com, YouTube.com/WWE, and Hulu.com/WWE combined; featured an ad promoting the following week's Raw Roulette in Las Vegas; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 on DVD and Blu-ray; featured an in-ring promo by R-Truth in which he blamed his loss at Capitol Punishment on Little Jimmy, with Christian coming out moments later and blamed his recent losses on horrible audiences, general manager, and referees; Christian then showed a still photo of his foot being under the rope as he lost to World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton; eventually, Mike Mizanin interrupted and said Alex Riley was given a win on a silver platter, with Christian noting he and Truth actually had title matches the previous night; Teddy Long then came out and said Truth, Christian, & Miz would face Cena, Orton, & Riley, with fans choosing the stipulation; featured the announcement Shawn Michaels would be part of the following week's show; included an ad promoting The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro; featured an extended look at USA's original series "Suites;" included a "Did you know?" graphic that read WWE has more Twitter followers than Disney, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Microsoft, Nickelodeon, and McDonald's; featured Vickie Guerrero competing in a dance contest, with Matt Striker the MC; the fans chose Michael Cole, with 47 percent of the vote, over Jerry Lawler at 39 percent and Booker T at 14 percent; after Cole was deemed the winner, Vickie slapped him across the face and left the ring:
Kelly Kelly pinned WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella (w/ Nikki Bella) at 3:03 to win the title with a reversal after Brie attempted to block a victory roll; the fans chose Kelly with 53 percent of the vote, over Eve's 11 percent and Beth Phoenix's 36 percent; after the bout, Jerry Lawler conducted an in-ring interview with Kelly regarding her title victory
Mason Ryan pinned Evan Bourne at 4:03 by catching Bourne coming off the top and hitting a modified uranage; fans chose Ryan with 51 percent of the vote, over Jack Swagger's 19 percent and Sin Cara's 30 percent; during the bout, the crowd chanted "Batista"
Kane defeated Mark Henry via disqualification in an arm wrestling contest when Henry attacked Kane; the stipulation was chosen with 52 percent of the vote, over a body slam match at 13 percent and an over the top rope match at 35 percent; following Henry's introduction, he took the mic and cut a promo on injuring the Big Show at Capitol Punishment; after the bout, Henry rammed the table into Kane, sending Kane to the floor, and then rammed him back-first into the ringpost; moments later, Henry slammed Kane through the ringside commentary table
Kofi Kingston defeated WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match at 11:07; fans chose the stipulation with 51 percent of the vote over Vickie banned from ringside, with 31 percent, and a submission match, with 18 percent; fall #1: Ziggler pinned Kingston after hitting the Zig Zag on the floor (the fall happened during the commercial break); fall #2: Kingston pinned Ziggler with the SOS at 7:23; fall #3: Kingston won via disqualification when Ziggler hit the challenger with the mic as Ziggler attempted to escape into the crowd; after the contest, Ziggler tried to attack Kingston in the ring but Kingston dropped him with the spin kick to the head
CM Punk defeated Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio Jr. at 11:07 in a falls count anywhere match by pinning Del Rio after Mysterio hit the 619 and splash off the top onto Del Rio, with Punk then breaking the pinfall and throwing Mysterio into the ringpost; the stipulation was chosen with 66 percent of the vote, over a No DQ match with 23 percent and a submission match with 11 percent; the match was to determine the #1 contender for the WWE World Title; following his entrance, Del Rio cut an in-ring promo in which he said Big Show's injury was destiny and he would become the #1 contender; during the match, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Rey" and "CM Punk;" after the bout, Punk took the mic and said July 17 would be a historic day for he and the WWE because he would beat WWE World Champion John Cena for the title, then adding it was the same day his WWE contract ends; Punk then said he would leave the company with the WWE title
Daniel Bryan pinned Cody Rhodes in a No count-out match at 2:32 by reversing an inside cradle; prior to the bout, Rhodes' attendants handed paper bags to ringside fans; the stipulation was chosen with 51 percent of the vote, over a paper bag match with 43 percent and a collegiate rules match at 6 percent; after the contest, Bryan fought off Rhodes and applied the LeBell Lock until Ted Dibiase Jr. interfered, allowing Rhodes to drop Bryan with Crossroads; during the segment, Booker T referred to Rhodes' Alabama Slam as a "sidewalk slam;" moments later, Rhodes put one of his paper bags over Bryan's head
WWE World Champion John Cena, World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton, & Alex Riley defeated R-Truth, Christian, & Mike Mizanin in an elimination match at 21:56; the stipulation was chosen with 79 percent of the vote, over a one fall match at 15 percent and a 20-minute time-limit at 6 percent; during the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" Christian pinned Riley at 7:07 after Miz, the illegal man, hit the Skull Crushing Finale behind the referee's back; Cena pinned Miz with the FU at 16:43; Orton pinned Truth with the RKO after avoiding the scissors kick at 19:22; Christian pinned Orton with a spear at 19:29; Cena forced Christian to submit to the STFU after Orton, still in the ring, dropped Christian with the RKO

6/27/11; Las Vegas, NV; Thomas & Mack Center
6/27/11 - Raw Roulette - featured an opening segment showing Booker T backstage with the Raw Roulette Wheel; included an in-ring promo by Shawn Michaels in which he promoted his new upcoming show on the Outdoor Channel and said he missed being in front of the WWE audience; moments later, CM Punk, WWE Tag Team Champions Michael McGillicutty & David Otunga walked out, with Punk making fun of Michaels not being able to stay away and for the fact he left the WWE as a loser, unlike what Punk would do at Money in the Bank; Michaels responded by saying the reason fans cheer him is because the fans know he's better than Punk, with Punk correcting him by saying he was better at one time; after Punk said he and Michaels were a lot alike, Michaels dropped Otunga with the superkick; Punk took the mic and said Michaels made the biggest mistake of his life; Michael Cole then received an e-mail from the Raw GM that said Punk would be in the opening bout, leading to Booker going over the various stipulation matches that he could be part of; Booker then spun the wheel, with it landing on mystery opponent and Booker revealing Punk would face Kane; Michaels then dropped McGillicutty with the superkick before Kane's appearance; featured a backstage segment in which Kofi Kingston was to spin the wheel with Booker T, with Vickie Guerrero walking in and spinning the wheel instead for Kofi's upcoming match against WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler; after it landed on spinner's choice, Kofi said he would pick Vickie to be banned from ringside for the title match; included an ad promoting The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro; featured the announcement that Alberto Del Rio, Mike Mizanin, Alex Riley, R-Truth, Jack Swagger, Rey Mysterio Jr., and Kofi Kingston would compete in the Raw ladder match at Money in the Bank; included a backstage segment with Booker and Maryse, with Del Rio interrupting before Booker spun the wheel to determine Del Rio would have a steel cage match later in the show against the Big Show; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers free tickets to active US military personnel for live events in the US; included comments from Andy about winning Tough Enough, as well as comments about Andy from trainers Dusty Rhodes, Steve Keirn, and Ricky Steamboat; featured a backstage segment in which Booker and Rey Mysterio Jr. spun the wheel, with it landing on Texas Tornado match for Rey & Riley vs. Swagger & Miz; moments later, Diamond Dallas Page walked in to promote the new WCW disc and spoke with Booker; Drew McIntyre then interrupted, telling both men to stop taking up what should have been his TV time; Michaels then walked in and dropped McIntyre with the superkick; included anti-bullying comments from Booker T, Alicia Fox, Daniel Bryan, Christian, Show, Kofi Kingston, Eve, Nikki Bella & Brie Bella; featured an ad promoting 'MacMillan River Adventures,' staring Michaels; included a backstage segment with Truth and Booker, with Truth spinning the wheel and it landing on a tables match for his upcoming bout against WWE World Champion John Cena; featured an ad promoting 'The Greatest Cage Matches of All Time':
Kane (mystery opponent) defeated CM Punk via count-out in an impromptu match at 4:19 when Punk left the ring and walked backstage, yelling at fans "What are they going to do, fire me?"; Kane's involvement was determined by Booker T, who spun the wheel and had it land on "mystery opponent"
Sin Cara pinned Evan Bourne at 4:52 with a modified La Mistica after Bourne missed Air Bourne and landed on his feet; following the ring entrances, Booker T and Eve appeared backstage and spun the wheel to determine the stipulation; during the match, some in the crowd chanted "Power Ranger" and "USA" toward Sin Cara; the match was wrestled under blue and orange lights
Kofi Kingston pinned WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler in a non-title match at 7:37 with the spin kick to the head; Vickie Guerrero was banned from ringside for the bout; following Kingston's entrance, Vickie appeared at the entrance stage to introduce the champion but was promptly ejected by referees due to the stipulation
Alberto Del Rio defeated the Big Show in a steel cage match at 5:19 when Mark Henry, who appeared ringside at the 2-minute mark, broke the cage door off and attacked Show with it inside the ring, allowing Del Rio to escape out the door; after the bout, Henry rammed the door into Show, causing Show to knock down a side of the cage and fall out to the floor; Henry then went out to the floor as numerous referees and officials tended to Show and ordered Henry backstage; during the commercial break, Show was helped to his feet at ringside
WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly defeated Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella) in a non-title submission match at 1:14 when Nikki submitted to a Boston Crab; during the Bellas' entrance, it was noted Brie would challenge Kelly at Money in the Bank; after the entrances, Booker T appeared backstage and spun the wheel, with it landing on submission match; after the contest, the Bellas attacked Kelly until Eve made the save
Rey Mysterio Jr. & Alex Riley defeated Mike Mizanin & Jack Swagger in a Texas Tornado match at 11:43 when Mysterio pinned Swagger with a splash off the top after hitting the 619 and Riley following with a DDT
R-Truth defeated WWE World Champion John Cena in a non-title tables match at 5:12 with a tackle, putting Cena through a table set up in the corner, as Cena fought off an interfering CM Punk; during the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" after the contest, Punk walked up the ramp with a mic, eventually sitting down at the stage and said he liked Cena but hated the idea that Cena was the best; Punk then said the one thing Cena was better at was kissing Vince McMahon's ass, then adding Hulk Hogan and "Dwayne" were the same; Punk then said Paul Heyman saw a lot in him, as he did Brock Lesnar who also left, then adding no one could touch him on the mic, in the ring, or on commentary; Punk went on to rant about the fact he wasn't promoted as strong as those who weren't as good as him yet someone like "Dwayne" was in the main event of WrestleMania next year; Punk then said he might take the belt to New Japan Pro Wrestling or Ring of Honor, adding "Hey, Colt Cabana. How you doing?"; Punk continued to rant about how Vince McMahon should be a billionaire but surrounds himself with gladhanders like John Laurinaitis, then ranted about Stephanie McMahon and Triple H and the anti-bullying campaign before his mic was cut off

6/27/11; Las Vegas, NV; Thomas & Mack Center
7/4/11 - featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE World Champion John Cena in which he said CM Punk's actions caused Punk to be suspended and that he would not challenge Cena at Money in the Bank, rather a triple threat match would determine the new #1 contender; Cena then said he is expected to sweep Punk under the rug, forget his accomplishments and pretend he never existed; Cena took exception to Punk being suspended for telling the fans how they feel, adding that Daniel Bryan was fired for being too aggressive and WWE representatives confiscate signs at live events; Cena then held up the mic to the crowd as several chanted "First Amendment," said he wanted answers directly from Vince McMahon and that Vince was on his way to the arena; Cena added he wanted to face Punk at Money in the Bank before then leaving the ring; included a "Did you know?" graphic that read WWE ran a live event last year in the oldest standing arena in the world - Arenes de Nimes in France, built in the 1st century AD; featured a video package on Tough Enough's Andy, with comments from Ricky Steamboat, Dusty Rhodes, and Steve Keirn; included a backstage segment in which R-Truth was speaking on the phone with "Flo," the spokesperson from Progressive Insurance, about why he can't get a good discount; moments later, Scott Stanford conducted an interview with Truth about potentially getting another WWE World Title shot; Truth then said he just saved 15 percent by switching to Geico, then was confronted by Alberto Del Rio, who said it was his destiny to win their match and become #1 contender; the Money in the Bank briefcase was suspended over the during for the duration of the show; featured Stanford conducting a backstage interview with Mike Mizanin regarding his upcoming match with Alex Riley, during which Miz argued he should be in the triple threat match to determine the new #1 contender and that he would take him out of WWE just like he brought him in; included a backstage segment with Evan Bourne and Sgt. Slaughter about it being July 4, with Jack Swagger walking in and making fun of Slaughter siding with Iraq during the Gulf War; Slaughter responded by saying Swagger's parents made a mistake by not using birth control, then accepting Swagger's challenge to a match; featured footage of McMahon's private jet arriving at the airport; included an ad promoting the Greatest Cage Matches of All Time; featured video packages throughout the show recapping the Money in the Bank victories of Swagger, Edge, and Miz; included an in-ring segment in which Vickie Guerrero and WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler celebrated America's birthday with a cake, during which Vickie said the fans should also celebrate Ziggler since he was the US champion; moments later, Ziggler said there would be many more Cenas and Randy Ortons but only one Ziggler; Kofi Kingston then interrupted and said Ziggler can't beat him without Vickie around, with Kofi and Ziggler fighting resulting in Vickie sitting on and then having her face put into the cake; featured footage of Vince arriving to the arena in a black limo; included a video package recapping Punk's comments from the previous week; featured a closing in-ring segment in which McMahon said Punk deserved being suspended for his comments and that Punk would only stay on in return for very high demands; Vince's comments turned some in the crowd to be pro-Punk, with Vince addressing them by saying Punk was nothing more than a Punk; as Vince tried to leave the ring, Cena walked out and noted Vince himself was pro Freedom of Speech and that he still wanted a fight with Punk; Vince then said he didn't want to take a chance with Punk taking the WWE World Title elsewhere, with Cena making fun of Vince being scared and noting he couldn't guarantee he would beat Punk; Cena went on to note Punk was riding alongside his car at WrestleMania 22 and Cena walking into the hostile crowd in Chicago and Punk's final match could be match of the year; Vince then told Cena that this should have been a private conversation and didn't want to take the chance of having the belt go elsewhere, then adding he was doing what was best for the company; Cena replied by saying Vince was making the title worthless, then handed him the title and left the ring; Vince then followed him with the belt, agreeing that he would reinstate Punk and that the match would hapen, then adding he would fire Cena in Chicago if Punk wins the match:
WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly & Eve defeated Brie & Nikki Bella at 3:15 when Kelly scored the pin with the K2
WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty defeated Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov in a non-title match at 4:17 when McGillicutty pinned Marella with the neckbreaker; after the bout, Zack Ryder walked out to the entrance stage with a mic and said only "Woo Woo Woo, you know it" while looking at the champions in the ring
Jack Swagger pinned Sgt. Slaughter with a bomb off the ropes at 1:08; after the bout, Swagger applied the ankle lock on Slaughter until Evan Bourne ran out to make the save and cleared Swagger from the ring; moments later, Bourne handed Slaughter the mic, with Slaughter leading the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance
Alberto Del Rio defeated R-Truth and Rey Mysterio Jr. at 13:08 when Mysterio submitted to Del Rio's armbreaker, applied immediately after Mysterio hit the splash off the top onto Truth; stipulations stated the winner would become the #1 contender for the WWE World Title; since all three were already scheduled to compete in the Raw Money in the Bank match, someone would replace the winner in the ladder match
Alex Riley pinned Mike Mizanin at 9:12 with a reversal into a backslide; following Riley's entrance, a video package on him aired recapping his split with Miz and accomplishments since; after the bout, Miz slid back into the ring, attacked Riley from behind, and assaulted him around ringside before throwing him into the steel ring steps; Miz then yelled at Riley that he made him and was nothing without him before then kicking him in the face, sending Riley over the announce table

7/18/11; Green Bay, WI; Resch Center
7/18/11 - featured an opening segment in which Vince McMahon and John Laurinaitis walked out to the ring as the entire WWE locker room was shown watching on backstage; moments later, after numerous chants of "CM Punk," McMahon said he would never again say that name and that he turned his back on the fans and walked out on the company; Vince then said no man was bigger than the WWE, mentioning the names of Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, and the Rock, and that he would crown a new WWE champion later in the night as part of a tournament; Vince then announced Rey Mysterio vs. WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger vs. R-Truth, Kofi Kingston vs. Alberto Del Rio, and Mike Mizanin vs. Alex Riley would be opening round matches; McMahon said John Cena was not part of the tournament and would face severe consequences for not leaving Chicago with the WWE world title; included Michael Cole reading from Cena's Twitter account that he apologized to the Rock for their scheduled WrestleMania match being called off due to his firing; featured a vignette promoting the return of John Morrison; included anti-bullying comments from Booker T, Alicia Fox, Daniel Bryan, Christian, Big Show, Kofi Kingston, Eve, Nikki Bella & Brie Bella; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Kingston regarding his win over Alberto Del Rio earlier in the show and continuing on in the tournament; included a backstage segment showing McMahon speaking with Laurinaitis; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 28 travel packages on sale; included a "Did you know?" graphic that read WWE has more Facebook fans than ESPN, Oprah, Pepsi, AT&T, and Gatorade; featured an ad promoting 'Rey Mysterio: The Life of a Masked Man;' included Scott Stanford conducting a backstage interview with R-Truth regarding his upcoming match against Mysterio in the tournament; featured a vignette showing Tough Enough winner Andy Leavine at his childhood home and talking about the crime in the neighborhood; included the announcement Randy Orton would face Kane in a streetfight on Friday Night Smackdown:
WWE World Championship Tournament Quarter-Finals: Mike Mizanin pinned Alex Riley with the Skull Crushing Finale at 5:00; the match could only end by pinfall or submission
WWE World Championship Tournament Quarter-Finals: R-Truth pinned Jack Swagger at 4:19 with a roll up reversal out of the ankle lock; the match could only end by pinfall or submission
WWE World Championship Tournament Quarter-Finals: Kofi Kingston pinned Alberto Del Rio at 6:08 with a roll up reversal as Del Rio attempted the armbreaker; prior to the bout, Del Rio came out to the ring in possession of the Money in the Bank briefcase, then saying he hoped John Cena would be fired for losing to CM Punk and that he would have won the title the previous night but Punk ran out of the arena; Del Rio then said the WWE needed a new leader and champion; after his promo, Ricardo Rodriguez walked out and introduced Del Rio from the entrance stage; the match could only end by pinfall or submission (Rodriguez's surprise return after a month absence)
WWE World Championship Tournament Quarter-Finals: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) in a non-title match at 4:57 with the 619 and splash off the top; the match could only end by pinfall or submission
WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly, Kaitlyn, AJ, Eve, Gail Kim, Beth Phoenix, Natalya Neidhart defeated Brie & Nikki Bella, Melina, Maryse, Rosa Mendes, Alicia Fox, & Tamina at 1:03 when Phoenix pinned Rosa with the Glam Slam; Kelly wore a Green Bay Packers jersey to the ring; after the contest, Kelly held up the title belt in front of Beth's face
WWE World Championship Tournament Semi-Finals: Mike Mizanin pinned Kofi Kingston at 3:50 with the Skull Crushing Finale after causing Kingston to hit his head on the top turnbuckle; Miz bled from the mouth during the contest; the match could only end by pinfall or submission
WWE World Championship Tournament Semi-Finals: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned R-Truth at 12:51 with the 619 and splash off the top; the match could only end by pinfall or submission
WWE World Championship Tournament Finals: Rey Mysterio Jr. fought Mike Mizanin to a no contest when, after Mysterio was introduced, Vince McMahon appeared and said he would postpone the championship match because the show was running short on time and he had an announcement to make; after Mysterio left the ring, McMahon said he could find a new John Cena as the crowd chanted "CM Punk;" during the segment, McMahon accidentally said "WWF" in regard to the title; Vince then said he makes decisions for the benefit of the company and his long-term planning would eventually make sense; Cena then came out and said he wouldn't be Shawn Michaels, noting McMahon saddled burden after burden on Michaels' back during his career, noting he wouldn't want to be known as the guy who screwed Punk and then congratulated Punk on the win; Cena then responded to McMahon's comments that he could make another big star, with Cena saying Vince had eight months to pick a new WrestleMania opponent for the Rock and that he would walk out with his head high; Cena then said he loved the WWE and believed he belonged there but that he would walk onto someone else's TV show because he loved doing this "brother;" moments later, Triple H walked out in a suit and said he just came from a board of directors meeting and that he wanted to talk with Vince in private about it; after Vince said he wanted to discuss it there, Triple H said the board says Vince's actions lately have been questionable and that they've filed an injunction against him with a vote of no confidence; he then said the family agrees and that he had been appointed to take over day-to-day operations of the company; Triple H then said Cena wouldn't be fired but then, as Vince began to cry, fired Vince; Triple H then apologized, said he loved Vince, and left the ring as the crowd chanted "Thank you, Vince"

7/25/11; Hampton, VA; Coliseum
7/25/11 - featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read more than a million females watched Raw the previous week and more males watched Raw than every show on CBS, TNT, Fox, TBS, NBC, and ABC; included an ad promoting The Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century; featured a backstage segment in which Eve yelled back at Brie & Nikki Bella, with Keystone Light's Keith Stone stepping in and marking Nikki's entire arm so that the Bellas could be told apart; after the segment, Michael Cole noted the Bellas left the arena after that pretaped segment; included a backstage segment showing Triple H speaking with R-Truth; featured the announcement Cee Lo Green would perform live at Summer Slam; included an in-ring promo by Triple H, wearing a suit, in which he praised Vince McMahon for all he had done for WWE before then saying WWE World Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. would face John Cena later in the show; Triple H then addressed a man that everyone wanted back on Raw, saying he had resigned him; Jim Ross then came out to the commentary table, but Cole refused to shake his hand; Cole then stood on the table, grabbed a mic, and said Ross was the walking dead of the WWE while Triple H was up there discussing the future of the company; Cole said he did every embarassing thing the company asked him to do but would refuse to work alongside Ross, then adding Ross would kiss Triple H's ass just like he did McMahon's; Triple H responded by saying his first idea was to fire Cole but his severance package was too much, then giving Cole the option of walking out but he would have to give up all future earnings; Triple H then said Cole could have the rest of the night off and make his decision on Smackdown, with Cole saying he would not quit and would stay on commentary; Triple H responded by saying he was off commentary for the night and would be wrestling with gear that Triple H picked out himself; as Cole went backstage, Truth came out, said Triple H was part of the WWE conspiracy, and asked what Triple H would do for him, noting Little Jimmy got him at Capital Punishment and spiders and heights got him at Money in the Bank; after Triple H made fun of Truth for being crazy, Truth walked out of the ring until Triple H said he resigned another guy who wanted a piece of Truth; moments later, John Morrison came out, attacked Truth, assaulted him around ringside, and finished by hitting Starship Pain in the ring (Morrison's surprise return after a 2-month absence); featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Miz, with Miz complaining about Cena's upcoming title shot considering Cena was the reason the tournament was held in the first place; Miz then made fun of Mysterio and Triple H before promoting his appearance on 'The George Lopez Show' Wednesday night; included the announcement a #1 contender's battle royal would be held the following week to determine WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly's opponent at Summer Slam:
WWE World Championship Tournament Finals: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Mike Mizanin at 13:18 with the 619 and splash off the top; during Miz's entrance, the entire Raw roster was shown watching on backstage; the match could only end via pinfall or submission; after Mysterio's win, the roster was again watching on backstage; after the contest, Miz briefly attacked Mysterio before Alberto Del Rio ran out to cash in his Money in the Bank title shot, with Mysterio hitting a plancha onto Del Rio on the floor; moments later, Del Rio took back the briefcase and opted not to vie for the title shot; after the commercial break, Mysterio was congratulated backstage by the likes of Zack Ryder, Curt Hawkins, Titus O'Neil, Alex Riley, Chris Masters, Tyler Reks, Santino Marella, Beth Phoenix, Naomi, Aksana, Gail Kim, and more before then approaching John Cena, who shook his hand; Josh Matthews then conducted an interview with Mysterio about his title win before several superstars doused Mysterio with champagne
WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated Evan Bourne in a non-title match via submission with the sleeper at 3:26 after hitting the Zig Zag; after the bout, Ziggler took the mic and yelled "Follow that!" (Ziggler's first appearance with a new theme music)
WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly & Eve defeated Melina & Maryse when Kelly pinned Melina with the K2 at 2:47
Zack Ryder pinned Michael Cole with the Rough Ryder at the 25-second mark; Cole came out to the ring to Motorhead's "King of Kings" and impersonated Triple H's entrance; Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout and remainder of the show
Alberto Del Rio defeated Kofi Kingston via submission with the armbreaker at 7:17; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer for the bout
John Cena pinned WWE World Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. to win the title at 12:52 with the FU as Mysterio attempted the 619; during the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" after the contest, Cena helped Mysterio to his feet, raised his hand, and hugged him; moments later, Living Colour's "Cult of Personality" played for several moments before CM Punk walked out, wearing the original WWE world title around his waist; Punk then joined Cena in the ring, with each man holding his title belt in the air as the show ended

8/1/11; Indianapolis, IN; Conseco Fieldhouse
8/1/11 - included Michael Cole, Jim Ross, & Jerry Lawler on commentary; featured an opening segment in which WWE World Champion CM Punk walked out to Living Color's "Cult of Personality," announced "The champ is here," and then discussed why he came back to WWE after everything he said; Punk then said he loved the place he worked, just hated the people in charge; he then said he was responsible for the tangible change that happened since he started speaking his mind, then adding Vince McMahon had been relieved of his duties and he was out to make things fun again and couldn't change the WWE by sitting at home; Punk noted John Cena had already become WWE champion again in his absence, reverting the company back to the way it was, and said he himself holds the most important title in the world; moments later, Triple H walked out and said bringing Punk back was good for business, which is why he also brought back Ross and John Morrison; Triple H said he put his personal feelings aside to bring Punk back and, after Punk pushed him on the issue, he said Punk was smug, overrated, and attention seeking and put too much stock in his own hype; Punk responded by saying that described Triple H, then agreeing he himself was a joke; Punk then said Vince McMahon, though a great man, let Batista, Mick Foley, Chris Jericho, and Brock Lesnar get away from him because he surrounded himself with too many 'yes men;' Triple H responded by saying Punk came back for himself, adding his "pipe bomb" mic means nothing if he's not speaking in front of a WWE crowd and that he would clear up the WWE world title situation later in the show; Punk then cut off Triple H from leaving, saying he won't tow the company line, won't go to promo class or media training, mocked Hunter Hearst Helmsley's bow, and said he hogged the spotlight over those who deserved it; Punk then said Triple H was telling people what to do back when he carried Shawn Michaels' bags, then saying he was a bully who liked to push people and warned him not to push him because he would push back; Triple H followed by saying he wanted to lay Punk out but wouldn't out of the respect of his COO responsibilities to the fans, with Punk then grabbing Triple H by the tie, asking if he needed to ask his wife's permission before punching Punk in the face, then saying "Pipe bomb," dropping his mic, and leaving the ring; included a backstage segment in which R-Truth and Mike Mizanin talked about their upcoming tag team match against Rey Mysterio Jr. & John Morrison, with Truth convincing Miz that they were both the victims of a conspiracy; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Cena regarding Punk's comments, with Cena saying he would be on hand to hear what Triple H has to say about the world title picture; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Triple H regarding Punk's comments; featured an in-ring promo by WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero in which Dolph noted he said the previous week "Follow that" after his win, adding that went out to everyone on contract because he was more of a man than everyone in the locker room; moments later, Alex Riley came out and said Doph hides behind Vickie just like Miz used to hide behind him; Riley then said Dolph might need vickie so he wouldn't be exposed for being a bleach-blonde fraud; moments later, Ziggler took off his jacket, appearing he was up for a fight, but then left the ring before yelling at Riley he didn't even know who he was; included an ad promoting the broadcast premiere of WrestleMania 27 on NBC in two weeks; featured the announcement Edge would be a guest star on SyFy's 'Haven' Friday after Smackdown; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Punk regarding Triple H's announcement later in the show; featured the results of a WWE.com poll that said Cena should be the WWE World Champion with 54% of the vote to Punk's 46%; included a closing in-ring segment in which Triple H addressed the WWE World Title picture, with John Laurinaitis quickly interrupting and telling Triple H he knew how Vince would handle the situation and that would be to strip the title from Cena; moments later, Cena walked out, made fun of Laurinaitis for being McMahon's yes man, and called him a goon that used to carry a skateboard; Laurinaitis followed by saying Cena was out of line, with Cena noting his favorite moment at Night of Champions was punching Laurinaitis in the face; after Laurinaitis left the ring, Triple H explained that he didn't hear from Punk until he walked up to him at the end of last week's show with a signed contract and told Triple H to hit his music; Punk then walked out to protest any talk of stripping him of the title, with Triple H saying no one was getting stripped and they would face off at Summer Slam to determine the rightful holder; Triple H then left the ring, with Punk and Cena then trading holding up their respective title belts to their theme music as the show ended:
Beth Phoenix won an 11-diva battle royal at 7:15 by last eliminating Brie & Nikki Bella; stipulations stated the winner would challenge WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly at Summer Slam; WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly provided guest commentary for the bout; order of elimination: Melina by Beth (0:05); Gail Kim eliminated herself when she rolled out to the floor (0:14); Rosa Mendes by Natalya Neidhart (0:21); Kaitlyn by Tamina via a headbutt as Kaitlyn was on the apron (0:35); Tamina by Beth after missing a charge and hitting the ringpost shoulder-first (0:53); AJ by Alicia Fox via a boot to the chest as AJ was on the apron (1:14); Natalya by the Bellas via a double dropkick (1:35); Alicia eliminated herself when she slid out to the floor after missing a baseball slide on Eve (6:06); Eve by a Bella after being pulled off the top as Eve hung upside down in the corner (6:57); the Bellas by Beth after putting them both on her shoulder and throwing them over the top; after the contest, Kelly entered the ring and congratulated Beth on the win, with the two hugging before Beth threw her to the floor, threw her into the barricade, and took the mic, telling Kelly her days as "a perky, cute blonde little bimbo" were officially over (Gail and Melina's last appearances)
Mike Mizanin & R-Truth defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. & John Morrison at 11:04 when Truth pinned Morrison with the What's Up after Morrison sent Miz to the floor after hitting the Flying Chuck; during Miz's entrance, footage was shown of him recently appearing on 'Lopez Tonight;' it was also noted Miz and WWE World Champion John Cena would be presenters at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday; after the contest, Miz dropped Morrison with the Skull Crushing Finale before holding him up so Truth could hit him across the face with a water bottle
WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty defeated Santino Marella & Zack Ryder in a non-title match at 2:23 when Otunga pinned Ryder following a version of the Decapitation
Alberto Del Rio defeated Evan Bourne via submission with the armbreaker at 3:41 after using an enzuiguri to knock Bourne off the top rope; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer for the bout; after the contest, Del Rio applied the hold a second time before Kofi Kingston ran out to make the save and tend to Bourne

8/8/11; San Jose, CA; HP Pavilion
8/8/11 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Triple H in which he discussed Summer Slam on Sunday and said he would be the guest referee for the WWE World Champion John Cena vs. WWE World Champion CM Punk match, then adding both men would be in singles matches and Cena would be in the opening bout; before Triple H left the ring, he and Cena briefly argued over Triple H being the referee for Sunday's match; included Scott Stanford conducting a backstage interview with the man that would face WWE World Champion CM Punk later in the show, with Ricardo Rodriguez then announcing Alberto Del Rio; Del Rio said Punk ran from him in Chicago but he would show him what would have happened had Punk not run from him; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with R-Truth in which he ranted about spiders, then saying he would squash the spider by the name of John Morrison later in the show; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Punk about Triple H making himself the guest referee at Summer Slam, with Punk claiming Triple H did it to feed his own ego and it would be good for business for Triple H to stay out of it; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read WWE superstars have performed in more than 200 cities in the past year, including London, Mexico City, Rome, Istanbul, Munich, and Shanghai; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 the following Saturday on NBC; featured footage of the Miz and Cena appearing at the Teen Choice Awards, with comments from Justin Bieber and Joel McHale; included a video package recapping Cena vs. Punk at Money in the Bank and subsequent fallout to promote their Summer Slam match; featured the results of the Cena-Punk WWE poll with 54% for Cena and 46% for Punk; included a backstage promo by World Heavyweight Champion Christian in which he said Triple H would want to hear what he has to say on Friday Night Smackdown; featured a closing in-ring segment with Triple H and John Laurinaitis overseeing the contract signing between Cena and Punk; after both men entered the ring, Punk noted that every contract signing ends up with a brawl and instead opted to show a clip from a movie star who could summarize his feelings, then introduced a clip from the Rock's Facebook page in which he cut a promo on Cena; Rock said Cena gets booed in his hometown of Boston because he's phoney and not a real man; after Punk agreed with Rock's comments, then adding Rock too is a phoney, Cena replied by agreeing he was as divisive as the Yankees and that Punk wanted to be the voice of the voiceless while at the same time wanting his face on icecream bars; Punk then responded by calling out Laurinatis for not telling "Harry" Smith, Vladimir Kozlov, and Chris Masters to their face that they were fired on Friday; Punk responded by noting he held a grudge against Cena for comments made to him the day after he first won the ECW title in 2007, then comparing himself to a hyena to Cena's lion and saying Cena walked out of Los Angeles in 2005 with the WWE Title but would walk out with nothing after Sunday; moments later, Cena replied by saying he would face the Rock at WrestleMania regardless while it would all be over for Punk if he didn't produce Sunday; as the two continued to have words, Cena tossed the table out of the way and faced off with Punk, with Laurinaitis getting in the way and Punk kicking him in the head; Cena then knocked Punk out of the ring, leading to Triple H pushing Cena; the show then ended with Cena and Triple H in the ring while Punk yelled at them from the floor:
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned Jack Swagger in a non-title match with the FU at 5:25; after the bout, the commentary team discussed a WWE.com poll asking fans who would be the champion after Summer Slam - Cena or CM Punk
Rey Mysterio Jr. fought Mike Mizanin to a no contest when Miz assaulted Mysterio from behind during Mysterio's entrance and rammed him into the WWE symbol until referees came to Mysterio's aid; moments later, Michael Cold conducted an in-ring interview with Miz in which Miz said all the talk was about the WWE World Title situation, yet he didn't have a match for Summer Slam; Miz then called for a referee to come out and declare him the winner via forfeit; the referee then came out and told Justin Roberts that Miz would have another match per Triple H's orders; Kofi Kingston then appeared for the bout
Mike Mizanin pinned Kofi Kingston in an impromptu match at 10:43 with the Skull Crushing Finale after dropping Kingston chest-first across the top rope
WWE World Champion CM Punk pinned Alberto Del Rio at 4:37 with the Go To Sleep in a non-title match; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer for the bout
Beth Phoenix pinned Eve with the Glam Slam at 2:56; after the bout, Beth took the mic and said Eve and others like her were done mocking the divas division; after Beth went to the floor and turned around to continue her rant, WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly attacked her from behind and tended to Eve in the ring
Alex Riley defeated WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) via disqualification in a non-title match at 1:28 when Vickie interfered and slapped Ziggler; following Riley's entrance, he took the mic and made fun of Vickie's breath; after the contest, Riley caused Ziggler to collide with Vickie before then leaving the ring
R-Truth pinned John Morrison at 4:03 with the What's Up

8/15/11; San Diego, CA; Valley View Casino Center
8/15/11 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Triple H in which he apologized to the fans and John Cena for making a bad call in the Cena vs. CM Punk match, that he had no issue with Punk winning, and that he had no prior knowledge of Kevin Nash's involvement; Triple H then said he left Nash tickets at will call and thought that would be it, then adding Nash agreed to come to Raw but only if he could "tell the truth;" moments later, he noted Alberto Del Rio winning the WWE World Title before then introducing the new champion; Triple H then left the ring, with Del Rio cutting an in-ring promo saying it was his destiny to win the title, then adding he didn't plan on cashing in the title shot at Summer Slam but couldn't resist the opportunity after what Nash did; Del Rio then said he would be in the lobby later to sign autographs for all the fans and take photos with the kids; moments later, ADR discussed his first title defense being against Rey Mysterio Jr. in Mysterio's hometown, adding he loves beating Mysterio and that Mysterio is a Mexican icon; included a backstage segment showing Triple H walking into Cena's locker room; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers free tickets to active US military personnel for live events in the US; included footage of Mysterio winning the World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania 22; featured an in-ring promo by Mike Mizanin in which he noted Jared from Subway was in the crowd, then saying he could be a better spokesperson than Jared before advertising one of the sandwiches and eating it in the ring; included footage of Nash arriving to the arena; featured an ad promoting 'The Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century;' Trace Adkins was shown in attendance; included an in-ring promo by Nash in which he noted Triple H was the godfather of his son and that, while he was at Summer Slam as a fan, he got a text asking him to take out the winner; Nash said Triple H denied sending the text and they would have to get back on the same page; moments later, Punk walked out and said neither Nash or Triple H really know what's good for business; after Nash said Punk needed to watch his mouth, Punk replied by saying Nash needs to watch the show because he does whatever he wants; Punk then read the text message his little sister sent the night before which read "OMG Kevin Nash WTF Thought he was dead LOL;" Nash then called Punk indyriffic and made fun of how few times he's main evented, with Punk saying Nash called Eddie Guerrero a vanilla midget and that it wasn't 1994 anymore; Nash replied by saying Punk should thank him for what he did for the business and that he looked like a Waffle House employee; Punk responded by saying he was proud to walk in as CM Punk and leave CM Punk, instead of being called Oz, Vinnie Vegas, or Diesel; Punk then approached the ring for a fight but was held off by a row of security guards; Punk then said Triple H was obviously behind the security so he would go backstage to sort it out; featured footage of Mysterio winning the World Heavyweight Title at Fatal 4-Way 2010; included a backstage segment with Nash and John Laurinaitis in which Laurinaitis said Punk was meeting with Triple H and said Punk's behavior was unacceptable, then adding he'd like to talk with Nash in private; featured footage of Mysterio beating Miz weeks ago to win the WWE World Title; included footage from the Summer Slam events during the week in Los Angeles, with comments from Miz, Punk, Randy Orton, John Morrison, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, Brittany Snow, Jordin Sparks, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Triple H, Sheamus, Rey Mysterio Jr., Brie & Nikki Bella, Evan Bourne, and Cena; featured a backstage segment with Punk and Stephanie McMahon in which Stephanie said people always get what they deserve, then walking off; included a "Did you know?" graphic that read WWE has more Twitter followers than Disney, Coca Cola, Microsoft, McDonald's, and Verizon:
John Morrison pinned R-Truth in a falls count anywhere match at 10:48 with a running knee to the head as Truth was sitting in one of the commentary chairs at ringside; during Morrison's entrance, a pretaped promo by Morrison aired as an insert; there were chants of "Little Jimmy" during the match (the debut of a remix entrance theme for Truth)
WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly & Eve defeated Nikki & Brie Bella at 3:08 when Eve scored the pin with a moonsault; after the match, Beth Phoenix and Natalya Neidhart walked out to the entrance stage and stared at Kelly and Eve in the ring, with Kelly holding up her title belt in response
Jack Swagger pinned Alex Riley at 4:23 with a botched gutwrench powerbomb after Riley and the referee became distracted by Vickie Guerrero, who provided guest commentary for the match alongside WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler; Vickie and Ziggler bickered throughout the bout, with Vickie then taking Jim Ross's hat late in the match, putting it on her head, then putting it on the referee's head; after the contest, Ziggler stomped the hat before then returning it; following the commercial break, Swagger thanked Vickie backstage and praised Vickie before saying she should think about expanding her roster of wrestlers
Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Michael McGillicutty & David Otunga in a non-title match at 4:43 when Bourne pinned McGillicutty with Air Bourne
WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 12:50 with a cradle after lifting his knees to block the challenger's splash off the top; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer for the bout; after the contest, Del Rio used the ring rope to snap Mysterio's arm and then smashed it into the announce table before locking on the armbreaker inside the ring; moments later, John Cena ran out and cleared Del Rio from the ring; Cena then took the mic and said he was pissed off at Del Rio for cheating his way to the title while he and Punk were looking to bring integrity back to the belt; Cena then told Del Rio everyone was his enemy and he hadn't yet earned the right to be called champion and that he would have to eventually defend the title against someone like Cena; Mysterio blew his knee out during the match

8/22/11; Edmonton, Alberta; Rexall Place
8/22/11 - included an opening segment in which Ricardo Rodriguez introduced WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio; during Del Rio's entrance, footage was shown of him attacking Rey Mysterio Jr. the previous week, with the announcement Mysterio was seriously injured and would be out for several months; following his entrance, Del Rio was interrupted by John Cena, who introduced himself by saying he would be the one to take Del Rio's title and hurt him enough to send him back to his parents' house; Cena followed by saying there was only one man that could go toe to toe with him, prompting a chant of "CM Punk" from the crowd; Punk then came out to a rousing ovation and made fun of the fact Cena wanted another title match, noting it felt like a rerun and that he beat Cena twice in high profile matches; Punk then said Del Rio, Triple H, Kevin Nash, and maybe even Jack Tunney were involved in an attempt to get after Punk and that he would be cashing in his rematch clause; Cena objected, saying he would face Del Rio for the title; Del Rio followed by saying he defended the title the previous week and wouldn't do it again in front of the Canadian crowd; moments later, Triple H walked out and said Del Rio would not face Punk or Cena later in the show but would be in the opening match; he then said Punk and Cena would compete in the main event, with the winner challenging Del Rio at Night of Champions; featured the announcement Sheamus would face Mark Henry on Smackdown; included a "Did you know?" graphic that read Smackdown was for the second straight week seen by more people than any other show on cable TV; featured an ad promoting the following week's live Smackdown, featuring stars of Raw; included an in-ring segment with Triple H in which he discussed the controversy stemming from Summer Slam and Kevin Nash's involvement, noting they talked during the week and worked everything out but he wanted to discuss it with the fans to be transparent; after Nash came out, he took exception to Punk's comments the previous week and said he would have killed him if not for the ringside security; Triple H then said Nash didn't work for the company and he couldn't have him calling out guys and trying to beat them up on his show, then asking him to leave; moments later, Punk interrupted and said they needed to get to the bottom of the text message situation, suggesting it was Stephanie McMahon; Punk then said he was a habitual line stepper and that he would kick Nash's ass; as Triple H went to intervene, Punk called him out and asked why he was so afraid of Punk being WWE World Champion; he then suggested Triple H keeps his cell phone and balls in Stephanie's purse, with Nash decking Punk before he and Triple H walked backstage and Triple H told Nash he can't get physical; following the commercial break, Triple H and Nash were shown talking backstage, with Nash telling Triple H that he had changed since putting on the suit; featured an ad promoting 'OMG: The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History;' included a backstage segment in which John Laurinaitis informed Triple H that Nash had been in a wreck and was taken to a nearby hospital; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the Rock has 969,159 Twitter followers to John Cena's 851,508 and Cena has 8,365,303 Facebook fans compared to Rock's 3,988,400; included a segment in which Santino Marella came out for a match only to be jumped from behind by Mike Mizanin and R-Truth, with the two assaulting him in the aisle before Miz dropped him with the Skull Crushing Finale in the ring; the two then took mics, with Truth talking about the WWE conspiracy and that he used to main event pay-per-views until Triple H showed up; Miz then complained about all his successes in 2011, main eventing and winning at WrestleMania, and ending up bickering with the guy from Subway; moments later, Miz said they were tired of waiting for opportunities and would now be taking them; the two then chanted "You suck" at the crowd in tune with Truth's "What's Up" theme:
WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio (w/ Ricardo Rodriguez) defeated John Morrison via submission in a non-title match with the armbreaker at 12:28 after avoiding Starship Pain and ramming Morrison shoulder-first into the ringpost; after the contest, Del Rio applied the hold a second time on Morrison outside the ring
Eve (w/ WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly) pinned Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella) with a neckbreaker at 2:34; during Eve and Kelly's entrance, Beth Phoenix and Natalya Neidhart cut an insert promo about not wanting to be popular like Eve and Kelly, then declining to say what it is they actually wanted; after the contest, Kelly dropped Brie with the K2; moments later, Beth and Natalya appeared at the entrance stage and clapped for Eve and Kelly's win while Kelly held up her title belt
Alex Riley pinned Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 2:03 with a roll up after avoiding a charge; prior to the bout, Vickie introduced Swagger at the entrance stage, noting she was his new manager; mid-way through the match, WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler came ringside, telling Vickie she didn't need Swagger because she already had him; moments later, Ziggler accidentally caused Vickie to fall down, with Swagger taking exception to it and briefly yelling at Ziggler; after the contest, Ziggler went backstage and told Vickie to come with him
Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne defeated WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty at 5:06 when Bourne pinned Otunga with the Shooting Star Press to win the titles; following the commercial break, Josh Matthews conducted a backstage interview with Kingston & Bourne regarding their title win, with Zack Ryder, Aksana, Titus O'Neil and more celebrating and pouring champagne on the new champions
John Cena pinned CM Punk with the FU at 14:29 after Punk became distracted by Kevin Nash at ringside; WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio sat ringside for the bout, as well as John Laurinaitis; stipulations stated the winner would challenge Del Rio at Night of Champions; prior to the bout, Cena threw his shirt into the crowd three times before the fans stopped throwing it back; during the bout, Cena applied the Crippler Crossface on Punk; after the fall, Del Rio immediately attacked Cena until Laurinaitis pulled Del Rio away; moments later, Del Rio pulled away, hit Cena with the title belt, and assaulted him on the floor as the show ended

8/29/11; Tulsa, OK; BOK Center
8/29/11 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Triple H in which he said it was his job to get the best out of the WWE for the fans, then adding he would have Smackdown stars join Raw for the forseeable future for Raw Supershow; he then asked for Kevin Nash to come out and explain why he lied to him the previous week; moments later, CM Punk came out instead, mockingly clapping for Triple H, and then telling Triple H to admit that he was behind everything with Nash; Nash then came out to the nWo B-team music, admitting he lied about being in a wreck because Triple H wouldn't let him take care of things; Nash then said it wasn't really him that Punk was insulting week after week - it was Triple H and Stephanie McMahon; Nash then asked Triple H what kind of man he was; Triple H then said Nash lied to his face and told him to leave and not come back; Nash then added John Laurinaitis signed him to a WWE contract the previous week, adding he could sit at home and get paid for the guaranteed money; moments later, Punk faked vomitting and said 'Clique' was the sound of the fans changing the channel and the sound of Nash's knees when he walked; Nash then said since he was now part of the company, he wanted a match with Punk; Punk then goaded Triple H until the match was made official for Night of Champions, with Triple H saying he had two words for the both of them, with the crowd saying "Suck it;" included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with John Cena regarding the attack he sustained the previous week from WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio, with Cena walking out to the ring without saying a word; featured an ad promoting 'OMG: The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History;' included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE provides Raw, NXT, Smackdown, and pay-per-views to the American Forces Network, which is broadcast to military bases in 175 countries and U.S. Navy ships at sea; featured an in-ring promo by John Cena on WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio, comparing what Del Rio says to what he does; moments later, Henry came out and talked about his long list of victims, saying Cena would join the list and that Henry would soon win the World Heavyweight Title; Christian then interrupted and said Cena was an embarassment, with Cena challenging them both; moments later, Sheamus ran out and helped Cena clear the ring; moments later, Laurinaitis was shown backstage talking with referee Charles Robinson about booking the tag team match; Triple H then walked in and said he already made the match and Laurinaitis needed to remember that he was his boss; included a graphic on how to donate to the American Red Cross to help with Hurricane Irene relief; featured an ad promoting 'Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator;' included a vignette on Alex Riley regarding growing up a WWE fan and breaking away from Mike Mizanin; featured an ad promoting 'Inside Out,' starring Triple H; included the announcement Cena would face Wade Barrett and Punk would face the Great Khali the following night on Smackdown:
World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton pinned WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) in a non-title match at 12:26 with the RKO after throwing Ziggler up in the air during a reversal; during Orton's entrance, a brief vignette aired on Ziggler; Jack Swagger was shown watching on backstage during and after the bout
CM Punk defeated Mike Mizanin via disqualification at 13:55 when R-Truth interfered; during his entrance, Miz cut a promo from the entrance stage in which he talked about the "garbage" that Punk said earlier, then adding while Punk claimed to be the best wrestler in the world, he was the most must-see WWE champion of all time and he was done being overlooked; after the bout, Punk fought off both men on the floor, eventually hitting the Go To Sleep on Truth inside the ring before Kevin Nash walked out; moments later, Miz jumped Punk from behind and double teamed him with Truth beofre Nash dropped Punk with the powerbomb; Nash then did a remote control clicking motion with his hand while mocking Punk
Sin Cara pinned Jack Swagger at 2:55 with a springboard senton into the ring and moonsault from the middle rope after Swagger became distracted by WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler on the apron; the match was wrestled under blue and orange lights; Vickie Guerrero appeared ringside at the 1-minute mark, followed by Ziggler a minute later, who repeatedly told Vickie to go backstage with him before then jumping on the apron
WWE Tag Team Champions Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston defeated David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty at 2:24 when Kingston pinned McGillicutty with the spin kick to the face; prior to the match, the new champions were referred to as Air Boom; after the contest, Otunga & McGillicutty confronted Jerry Lawler at the commentary table for his constant insults towards them, with Otunga eventually yanking off Lawler's headset
Brie Bella (w/ Nikki Bella) defeated WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly (w/ Eve) in a non-title match at 2:09 when Nikki switched places behind the referee's back and pinned Kelly after hitting a facebuster; during the bout, Beth Phoenix and Natalya Neidhart were shown watching on backstage, saying they should be the ones out there wrestling and that the Bellas were as much at fault as Kelly and Eve for the current divas division
John Cena & Sheamus defeated Christian & Mark Henry at 6:43 when Cena pinned Christian with the FU after Sheamus kicked Christian in the face; Sheamus's ribs were heavily taped for the bout; after the contest, Triple H was shown watching on backstage, with CM Punk walking in and Triple H telling him that the match with Kevin Nash had been canceled and that Punk would instead be facing him at Night of Champions

9/5/11; Columbus, OH; Nationwide Arena
Raw SuperShow 9/5/11 - Labor Day - featured an opening in-ring segment in which CM Punk came out, sat in the ring, and said he was different - he spoke differently, he walked differently - and that tends to piss people off; Punk then mentioned he was facing R-Truth later in the show but would rather kick Kevin Nash in the face; he went on to say Nash had the same music since 1996 and the same dyed hair since the first Gulf War, adding he knew Nash and Triple H were still best buddies; moments later, Punk called for Nash to come out and face him like a man, with Nash eventually walking out to the entrance stage and saying he does what he wants when he wants; Punk followed by mentioning every gimmick Nash has had, including Super Shredder, and said Nash won his first world title the same year Justin Bieber was born and Punk couldn't yet legally drive; as Nash approached the ring, Triple H came out, with Nash telling Triple H to get rid of Punk; Triple H then entered the ring and said he got footage from security at the Staples Center; Triple H then said Nash himself was responsible for sending the text, as he was caught going into Triple H's locker room at the same time he supposedly got the text; Nash then admitted to sending the text, saying he made the WWE cool again; Triple H agreed it was time to get rid of somebody, and implied it would be Nash; after Nash discussed pushing Triple H the previous week, and did so again, Triple H decked him and told him he was fired before then leaving the ring; Punk then pointed and laughed at Nash before saying "Best of luck in your future endevours;" following the commercial break, John Laurinaitis was shown leaving in a limo with Nash; included footage of WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez arriving to the arena; featured the announcement The Rock surpassed 1 million followers on Twitter, with Jerry Lawler then saying Survivor Series "would be electrifying;" included a backstage segment with Drew McIntyre and Christian in which they talked about wanting title shots, with Del Rio and Rodriguez then walking in and Del Rio trying to talk Christian into taking out John Cena, saying it was Cena's fault he lost to World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton the previous week on Smackdown; featured an ad promoting 'Inside Out,' staring Triple H; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE has more Facebook fans than the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, MLB, UFC, Pepsi, and Nike; included Wade Barrett talking backstage with Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins, with Del Rio and Rodriguez walking in and trying to talk Barrett into taking out Cena; featured an ad promoting the WWE Network, coming in 2012; included a backstage segment with Del Rio, alongside Rodriguez, and WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler, with Del Rio trying to talk Ziggler into taking out Cena; after Ziggler made a comment about Del Rio not being at the show the previous week, Nikki & Brie Bella walked up to ADR fawning over him; Del Rio then told Ziggler that maybe Vickie Guerrero wasn't looking at Jack Swagger to add to her stable but because she wanted someone to fight for her; featured footage of Sheamus speaking to a school in Bridgeport, CT about not being a bully; included a backstage segment with Zack Ryder celebrating with Cena, as Ryder filmed for 'Z: True Long Island Story;' during the segment, Cena made fun of those who wear their sunglasses indoors, a subtle remark directed towards the Rock; featured an ad promoting 'Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator;' included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Super Smackdown Live was the #1 primetime show on all of cable TV:
WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne defeated Jinder Mahal & the Great Khali in a non-title match at 3:15 when Bourne pinned Mahal with the Air Bourne after Khali accidentally chopped Mahal in the head when Kofi moved out of the way
Beth Phoenix (w/ Natalya Neidhart) pinned Eve with the Glam Slam at 2:03; WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly and Natalya provided guest commentary for the bout; stipulations stated the winner would challenge Kelly at Night of Champions; after the contest, Natalya jumped Kelly from behiind on the floor before joining Beth in the ring
CM Punk pinned R-Truth (w/ Mike Mizanin) with the Go To Sleep at 9:45; during his entrance, Truth cut a promo on Punk calling himself different, with Truth saying he has been speaking the truth his entire life; Truth then said maybe he needed to be a good R-Truth and buy a ticket to Night of Champions; moments later, Miz joined him, said Triple H wasn't doing his job right, and set up a match for he and Truth to face WWE Tag Team Champions Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston at Night of Champions; during the match, it was noted Miz would soon host a Sirius radio show; during the final minute of the contest, Miz was ejected after the referee caught him grabbing Punk's foot from the floor; after the match, Triple H walked out to the ring, with Punk taking the mic and saying he didn't buy that Triple H and Kevin Nash were at odds; Triple H followed by saying he didn't care and he had changed their match to a No DQ match, adding he would hurt Punk and might fire him too; Punk stopped Triple H from leaving, calling him the "Cerebral AssAssin," and adding that if Punk wins, Triple H has to resign as COO; Triple H agreed and left the ring
Jerry Lawler & Zack Ryder (mystery partner) defeated David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty at 2:08 when Ryder pinned Otunga with the Rough Ryder after Lawler hit the fistdrop off the top; during his entrance, Lawler cut a promo saying he never said his opponents weren't good athletes, just that they didn't have any charisma; he then added his tag team partner had a lot of it, with a video montage then airing of Ryder
World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton pinned Heath Slater in a non-title match with the RKO at 2:56
John Cena, John Morrison, Sheamus, & Alex Riley defeated Wade Barrett, Christian, Jack Swagger, & WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler in an impromptu elimination match at around the 19-minute mark; prior to the bout, Cena cut an in-ring promo in which he called out WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio, with ADR saying he was not in the ring because he was protecting Cena; he then called for "the rudos of Raw" to appear, with Ziggler, Barrett, Christian, Swagger, attacking Cena; moments later, Riley, Morrison, and Sheamus ran out to make the save, with Teddy Long then setting up an immediate match; Swagger forced Morrison to submit to the ankle lock at around the 4-minute mark after Morrison sustained Ziggler's sleeper; moments later, Vickie Guerrero appeared ringside; Swagger forced Riley to submit with the ankle lock at around the 10-minute mark after a bomb off the ropes; Sheamus pinned Barrett with the boot to the face at around the 13:30 mark; Christian and Sheamus fought to a double count-out at around the 15-minute mark when Sheamus chased Christian into the crowd and then up the ramp; late in the match, there were dueling chants of "Let's go Cena" and "Cena sucks;" Cena pinned Ziggler with the FU at around the 19-minute mark after Ziggler tagged himself into the bout; Cena forced Swagger to submit with the STFU after reversing the ankle lock; after the match, Del Rio attempted to attack Cena but Cena fought him off (the bout began during the commercial break)

9/19/11; Cleveland, OH; Quicken Loans Arena
9/19/11 - featured an opening in-ring promo by CM Punk in which he noted Cleveland had never been kind to him, noting Bob Holly punched him hard in the eye, he had to give up the World Heavyweight Title in 2008, and his pride was now hurting after losing to Triple H in their No DQ match at Night of Champions; Punk then said R-Truth and Mike Mizanin were right that there was a conspiracy in the WWE, just not the one they speak of; as he continued, Triple H interrupted, gave Punk credit for their war, and said Alberto Del Rio deserved his rematch against WWE World Champion John Cena but Punk also deserved a title rematch; Triple H then said Punk, Cena, and Del Rio would compete for the title at Hell in a Cell inside the cell; moments later, Triple H said he had nothing to do with everything that's been happening to Punk lately, then taking off his jacket in case Punk wanted to fight some more; Punk replied by saying someone was playing both of them to their own advantage; John Laurinaitis then walked out, saying it's gone too far and Punk was in the middle of the conspiracy; Punk then said Laurinaitis was behind it all because he wanted Triple H's job, he was the one that sent Truth and Miz to the ring, and cut his mic the previous week; Laurinaitis then reminded Punk that he worked for him and he wouldn't be disrespected, with Triple H then reminding Laurinaitis that he worked for him and then said he would get to the bottom of it; Laurinaitis then fired Punk, with Punk laughing it off before Triple H said Punk wasn't fired; Triple H then said he would get to the bottom of things and someone would be fired; included a backstage segment in which Triple H told Chad Patton he wanted to see Miz and Truth the moment they arrived to the arena; moments later, ADR complained to Triple H about being put in Hell in a Cell, with Triple H offering to take away ADR's title shot altogether; featured an ad promoting 'Inside Out,' staring Triple H; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE programming is shown each week to 145 countries and in 30 different languages; featured an in-ring segment in which Justin Roberts introduced Hugh Jackman, who discussed hosting the Oscars but it not being anything like Raw; as Jackman discussed his new movie 'Real Steel,' Vickie Guerrero interrupted, alongside WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler; moments later, Vickie began hitting on Jackman, saying she was his biggest fan; moments later, Ziggler went off on Jackman, saying Ziggler didn't interrupt him on the set of 'Batman;' Ziggler then said he beat three superstars, not robots - then adding "No offense, Mason Ryan;" after Ziggler and Jackman shared words, Jackman said he would find the biggest underdog backstage and help them beat Ziggler in the ring; the crowd then chanted "We want Ryder," with Jackman taking a sign from a fan that read "Ryder > Wolverine" and showing it off to the crowd; included a backstage segment with Miz, Truth, and Laurinaitis in which Laurinaitis said Triple H wanted to see them, then both apologizing to Laurinaitis for their behavior the previous night; featured a backstage segment with Triple H, Miz, and Truth in which Miz apologized for attacking the referee and interfering in his match, with Truth then apologizing to Triple H, the WWE Universe, and all the Little Jimmys; Truth then said they would never do anything like that again and wanted nothing more than to be WWE superstars, then adding they thought Triple H was doing a great job as COO; Triple H then accepted their apology, then finding them both $250,000 apiece for attacking an official; Triple H then added they would face Punk and Cena later in the show; included an in-ring segment in which Jim Ross announced Randy Orton would challenge World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry at Hell in a Cell, after being told of the announcement by Teddy Long; moments later, Henry came out for an in-ring interview with Ross about accomplishing his goal after 15 years and facing Orton in Hell in a Cell; Henry then said he would never forgive the fans because they never supported him, then telling Ross to apologize for them and for himself not believing in Henry; moments later, Ross apologized, with Henry grabbing him by the tie until Jerry Lawler left the broadcast table to try to talk Henry into letting Ross go; moments later, Henry let go only to grab Lawler; Lawler threw several punches but was quickly beaten down and sustained the powerslam; Henry then took Lawler to the floor and powerslammed him through the announce table; following the commercial break, Lawler was helped backstage by referees as Josh Matthews took over for him on commentary; featured a backstage segment with Jackman and Zack Ryder in which Jackman talked about how much of an underdog Ryder was before the two then got ready for Ryder's match; included an ad promoting 'OMG: The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History;' featured a 'Did you know?' graphic which read Cena has 8,642,160 Facebook fans, more than the Rock, Tiger Woods, Jennifer Lopez, Dwayne Wade, Kim Kardashian, Tony Hawk, Sarah Palin, the Dalai Lama, and Johnny Depp; included a look at Jackman's 'Real Steel;' featured a vignette on Jack Swagger; moments later, Swagger caught Vickie watching the video, with Swagger saying he was much better than Ziggler; Vickie then said she would be proud to have Swagger in her stable; Swagger then walked past Ziggler, still holding his face from being punched by Jackman; included a backstage segment with Punk and Cena talking about their tag team match later in the show and facing off against ADR at Hell in a Cell; featured a video package on the history of Hell in a Cell:
Sheamus, Justin Gabriel, WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne defeated Christian, Wade Barrett, David Otunga, & Michael McGillicutty at 4:40 when Sheamus pinned Otunga with the kick to the face and crucifix powerbomb, with Christian watching on from the floor and opting not to make the save
Alberto Del Rio defeated John Morrison via submission with the armbreaker at the 49-second mark; Ricardo Rodriguez servied as ADR's ring announcer for the bout Sin Cara fought WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes to a no contest in a non-title match; prior to the bout, Rhodes' attendants passed out paper bags to ringside fans; after the entrances, a second, smaller Sin Cara walked out, leaped into the ring, and faced off with the larger Sin Cara; moments later, the larger Sin Cara attacked the smaller one, with the two taking turns taking each other down until the smaller one cleared the ring
WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly & Eve defeated Beth Phoenix & Natalya Neidhart at 1:47 when Eve pinned Natalya with a roll up
Zack Ryder (w/ Hugh Jackman) pinned WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) in a non-title match at 3:07 with the Rough Ryder after Jackman interfered behind the referee's back, moments after Vickie was ejected from ringside; Jackman wore one of Ryder's headbands for the match (WWE Superstar Collection: Zack Ryder)
WWE World Champion John Cena & CM Punk defeated Mike Mizanin & R-Truth at 13:11 when Punk pinned Miz with the Go To Sleep after dropkicking Miz into Truth, knocking Truth off the apron; during the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go Cena" and "Cena sucks;" after the contest, Triple H walked out and announced Miz & Truth were fired before returning backstage; the entire locker room was then shown watching backstage, with Scott stanford trying to interview Triple H before Triple H was jumped by Miz & Truth; moments later, the other wrestlers had to restrain them and, under Triple H's orders, they were ejected from the building; Triple H then stormed off but not before looking in the direction of John Laurinaitis

9/26/11; Kansas City, MO; Sprint Center
9/26/11 - Raw Supershow - included Jim Ross, Michael Cole, and Booker T (sub. for the injured Jerry Lawler) on commentary; featured an opening in-ring promo by Triple H in which he discussed the firing of Mike Mizanin & R-Truth, then explaining their firings by showing a WWE.com video exclusive of them immediately following Night of Champions in which they bragged about their actions at the pay-per-view; footage then aired of them apologizing Triple H on Raw the previous week, with Triple H saying their apologies were "full of crap" and he knew then that he would fire them; he then said he used them to get one last main event out of them, then fired them; Triple H then said the $250,000 fine would be paid by World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry for putting his hands on Jim Ross and injuring Lawler, then telling the locker room that no one man was bigger than the WWE, noting he fired Kevin Nash for lying to him and would always put the good of the WWE ahead of everything else; Vickie Guerrero & WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler then walked out, with Ziggler blaming Hugh Jackman for fracturing his jaw the previous week, then showing headlines from TMZ, Entertainment Weekly, and other media that covered the incident; Triple H then joked by saying he would make sure Ziggler had extra security for when the Muppets are on the show the next month; moments later, WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes then walked out and complained about Randy Orton beating him, with Triple H saying he went to Orton's house once to get payback and Rhodes needed to man up; Christian then interrupted and complained about his treatment during the lumberjack match the previous week on Smackdown, with Triple H saying it was a lumberjack match and he missed the point; Christian replied by telling the other wrestlers in the ring to help him file a giant lawsuit against the WWE, then saying he might change his mind in exchange for another match; Triple H then said he would give Christian one more match against Sheamus at Hell in a Cell, one more match against Orton on Smackdown, and one more match against WWE World Champion John Cena later on Raw but it would be non-title; Christian then stormed off, with Triple H saying Ziggler would defend against Zack Ryder; after Ziggler complained and stormed off, Triple H said Rhodes could take the night off until Rhodes mouthed off to him; Triple H then said Rhodes would be in action, then added the number of his opponents as Rhodes talked back, eventually saying he would defend the belt in a 10-man battle royal; included a "Did you know?" graphic that read WWE has more Twitter followers than Disney, Coca Cola, Microsoft, McDonald's, and Verizon; featured Cole announcing that Lawler sustained bruised ribs and anal bleeding as a result of his attack from Henry; included a backstage segment with John Laurinaitis and David Otunga regarding Triple H's actions, with Laurinaitis saying Otunga didn't need to get legally involved and he would better assert his influence; featured a vignette on WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly; included an in-ring promo by Cena, with the Hell in a Cell cage hanging above the ring, with Cena saying he was going to hell on Sunday, then showing the image of the pay-per-view featuring his image; Cena then explained the cage before stating he would emerge with the title; moments later, Alberto Del Rio walked out, with Punk following with his announcer jacket for Cena vs. Christian; featured an ad promoting the WWE Network in 2012; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown was the #1 cable show on TV Friday, beating out every show on TNT, Fox News, A&E, TBS, FX, USA, ESPN, and Disney; featured an ad promoting "Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator;" included a vignette on the Hell in a Cell history; featured a backstage segment with Otunga citing law to Ziggler, Vickie, Christian, and Rhodes in saying it was an unsafe work environment and they needed to do something about it, then agreeing to work together; included an ad for 'Inside Out,' staring Triple H; featured the announcement Beth Phoenix would challenge WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly at Hell in a Cell:
WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes won a 10-man battle royal by last eliminating Sheamus at 4:33; order of elimination: McIntyre by Jackson after Rhodes slid out to the floor (0:17); a second Sin Cara ran in at the 30-second mark, pulled the initial Sin Cara out of the ring, and took his spot; Sin Cara #2 by Daniel Bryan (0:40); Alex Riley by Sheamus via a boot to the face as Riley was on the apron (1:54); Justin Gabriel by Sheamus via a forearm as Gabriel was on the apron (1:59); John Morrison & Bryan by Ezekiel Jackson (2:11); Ted Dibiase by Rhodes via shoving him off the top rope (2:59); Jackson by Rhodes after pulling down the top rope while on the apron (3:14); Sheamus by Rhodes via hitting him in the face with his mask as Sheamus was on the apron, moments after Sheamus fought off an interfering Christian; the IC title was at stake in the match
Beth Phoenix & Natalya Neidhart defeated WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly & Eve at 3:19 when Phoenix pinned Kelly with the Glam Slam
World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry fought the Great Khali to a no contest when Henry hit Khali with the title belt before the match begain; moments later, Henry dropped Khali with the powerslam
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Christian via disqualification in a non-title match at 3:17 when Alberto Del Rio, who provided guest commentary for the bout alongside CM Punk, ran in the ring and kicked Cena in the head; during the match, there were dueling chants of "Let's go Cena" and "Cena sucks;" after the match, Punk chased ADR to the floor, with ADR taking the mic and saying all three would go to hell on Sunday and he would leave with the title
WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero & Jack Swagger) pinned Zack Ryder with the Zig Zag at 2:01 after Swagger dropped Ryder's throat across the top rope behind the referee's back; during his entrance, Ryder was shown filming video on his flip camera; after the contest, Ziggler and Swagger shook hands; moments later, WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne ran out, cleared the ring, and tended to Ryder; Teddy Long then appeared and told Vickie to find another wrestler for a six-man tag team match that would be held after the commercial break, with Vickie then running backstage
Zack Ryder, WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne defeated Mason Ryan (surprise partner), WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero) in an impromptu match at 6:29 when Ryder pinned Ziggler with the Rough Ryder; Ryan appeared ringside at the 4-minute mark, escorted to the ring by Vickie; minutes later, after he was tagged in, he attacked his own tag team partners, leading to the finish; after the bout, Vickie yelled at Swagger for not working as a team
CM Punk pinned Alberto Del Rio with a kick to the head at 12:01; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the bout; WWE World Champion John Cena provided guest commentary for the match; after the match, the Hell in a Cell cage above the ring began to lower as Cena prevented Rodriguez from leaving ringside; moments later, Cena and Punk double teamed Rodriguez before ADR assaulted them both with a steel chair to close the show

10/3/11; Lafayette, LA; Cajundome
10/3/11 - featured Michael Cole, Jim Ross, & Booker T (sub. for an injured Jerry Lawler) on commentary; included a backstage segment with John Laurinaitis, David Otunga, Christian, Jack Swagger, WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes, WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler, WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio, and Vickie Guerrero, with Laurinaitis asking Otunga whether he had anything to do with Mike Mizanin & R-Truth's lawsuit filed against WWE; Otunga said it didn't matter and asked in return what Triple H was going to do about the complaints against him; moments later, Vickie said she and the rest of the group would make their case to the fans; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that the previous week the WWE's Be a Star was officially entered in the U.S. Congressional Record as a champion anti-bullying campaign; included an in-ring segment with ADR, Vickie, Christian, Swagger, Otunga, Ziggler, and Rhodes in which Del Rio cut a promo about the attack he sustained from Miz & Truth at Hell in a Cell, blaming it on Triple H; Christian then said he agreed that Raw was not a safe place to work and he wouldn't take it any more, with Rhodes, Ziggler, Swagger, Vickie, and Otunga agreeing and Otunga saying they were contemplating legal action; Triple H then walked out, said the WWE used to be a place where people fought in the ring, that he didn't care about their lawsuit, and reminded them of their 12-man tag team match later in the night, adding he didn't want them to whine, cry, or threaten to sue their opponents, but rather fight them; featured a backstage segment with Triple H and Laurinaitis in which Laurinaitis said Triple H needed to do something about the locker room and maybe he should ask them one by one how they thought he was doing; Triple H responded by grabbing Laurinaitis by the tie and saying he didn't need the person he was working with closest to be undermining him, then adding he could get the locker room in the ring to give their opinion, but make sure Laurinaitis was there too; included a deleted scene from "Fast Five," staring the Rock; featured a vignette on Brodus Clay; included footage of the attack by Miz & Truth at the end of Hell in a Cell; featured footage from Miz's YouTube page of he and Truth saying all they wanted was their jobs back and Triple H wouldn't see them, then adding they did exactly what Triple H would have done in their position and added they were attacked by Triple H after they surrendered; they then added they've filed wrongful termination lawsuit against WWE and pressed charges against Triple H, then apologizing to the WWE Universe that Triple H was a sorry excuse for a leader; included a closing in-ring segment in which all the Raw and Smackdown superstars, divas, and referees came out, including the returning Lawler; following the commercial break, Triple H came out, took the mic, and said the job was harder than he thought it would be, and Miz & Truth should apologize to the fans for being a "bunch of babies;" he went on to say he works for the fans, not the talent; Wade Barrett then responded by saying it was an unsafe work environment and Triple H was not capable of doing his job; after Triple H insulted Barrett, Mike Chioda chimed in that he's known Triple H 16 years but the referees have never been attacked as much as they have been lately, adding nothing was done to Ricardo Rodirguez after he attacked Chad Patton; moments later, WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix spoke for the divas in saying the divas were scared; Lawler then entered the ring, saying he agreed with some of the comments and disagreed with others, then saying the show was spiraling out of control, adding he agreed with CM Punk that someone else was pulling the strings; Lawler then said someone didn't want Triple H running the company and things would continue until he wasn't running the company; Christian, Chioda, and Beth then voted no confidence, with Lawler doing the same and saying he was walking out of the show reluctantly; the superstars, divas, and referees then followed; moments later, Michael Cole joined, as well as Booker T, members of the crew, and cameramen, leaving only Jim Ross behind; moments later, JR walked off as well; as Triple H was alone in the ring, Laurinaitis walked out, looked at Triple H, and then returned backstage:
Randy Orton pinned Drew McIntyre with the RKO at 5:28; after the bout, Orton hit the move a second time before World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry walked out and held the title belt above his head while Orton looked on; moments later, Orton went to the floor and attacked Henr, with Henry fighting Orton off before security, alongside John Laurinaitis, held them apart; Orton eventually broke away and threw Henry over the barricade to the floor
World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry pinned John Morrison in a non-title match at 1:59 with the powerslam; prior to the bout, a vignette aired on Henry before it was announced the injured Big Show would return on Smackdown; during his entrance, it was noted it was Morrison's birthday; late in the match, Morrison hit Starship Pain but Henry kicked out at 2; after the contest, Henry hit the move a second time; after the match, Henry took the mic, as Morrison was helped from the ring, and cut a promo saying he was done with Randy Orton and would make Show's return the shortest in WWE history
WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix & Natalya Neidhart defeated Kelly Kelly & Eve via disqualification at the 35-second mark when Kelly assaulted Beth at the announce table, with Eve having to pull Kelly away
Santino Marella pinned Jinder Mahal with the Cobra at the 34-second mark (Marella's surprise return)
John Cena, CM Punk, Mason Ryan, Sheamus, WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne defeated WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio, Christian, Jack Swagger, WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes, WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero), & David Otunga at 26:53 when Sheamus pinned Ziggler with the boot to the face; Vickie Guerrero was in Ziggler and Swagger's corner until the 16-minute mark when the referee ejected her after she put Swagger's foot on the rope to break a pinfall; late in the bout, all the wrestlers took turns hitting their finishers on each other

10/15/11; Mexico City, Mexico; Sports Palace
10/17/11 - included Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary; featured an opening in-ring promo by John Laurinaitis in which he noted Rey Mysterio Jr. would not be on hand, thus teasing the crowd, and said he would do everything in his power to do his job to the best of his ability; he then said he made a mistake in firing Jim Ross the previous week and introduced Ross, who he then asked to come into the ring; Laurinaitis hugged JR and said he brought him back but he would not be on commentary, then showing footage of Cole, WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio, & Ricardo Rodriguez mocking JR during the commercial break the previous week; Laurinaitis then said JR and Cole should settle their differences, with Cole & ADR facing JR & John Cena; moments later, JR and Cole mocked each other; included a vignette on Brodus Clay; featured a backstage segment in which Laurinaitis was shown talking on the phone until Brie & Nikki Bella showed up and said they hoped he hadn't forgotten how important they are to Raw; after he got back on the phone, Ricardo Rodriguez walked in alongside ADR, with ADR protesting his main event match; Laurinaitis then said the winner of the tag match would determine the stiuplation for the WWE World Title match at Vengeance; featured an ad promoting "The Ladder Match 2: Crash & Burn;" included an ad promoting the WWE Network starting in 2012; featured a WWE.com poll on what to name the WWE Network's WrestleMania poll, with WrestleMania Rewind winning with 39%; included an ad promoting 'The Reunion,' staring Cena; featured a backstage segment with Cena and JR talking about their upcoming match; following the segment, Cole took the mic to respond and said he was heading backstage to prepare to beat up JR in the ring and might even beat Cena; Cole then said his wife was Mexican, thus the crowd had to cheer him, before going backstage; included anti-bullying comments from Mike Mizanin, CM Punk, Cena, Areil Winter, David Arquette, Chelsie Hightower, Alicia Fox, Jordin Sparks, Sheamus, Eve, Evan Bourne, and Angus T. Jones; featured a graphic noting Raw and Smackdown were the #1 and #2 shows with the most weekly primetime episodes; included the announcement ADR would face Big Show on Smackdown:
World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry, WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes, & Christian defeated Randy Orton, John Morrison, & Sheamus at 11:21 when Henry pinned Morrison with the powerslam; prior to the bout, it was noted Rhodes would face Orton at Vengeance; mid-way through the match, Orton and Rhodes fought their way backstage; late in the contest, Sheamus and Christian battled into the crowd, leaving only Henry and Morrison left in the match
Natalya Neidhart (w/ WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix) pinned Eve (w/ Kelly Kelly) with the moonsault at 2:12; prior to the bout, it was announced Eve would challenge Phoenix at Vengeance
CM Punk pinned Mike Mizanin (w/ R-Truth) with a roll up at 16:47 after causing Miz to collide with Truth on the apron; following Miz & Truth's entrance, Miz took the mic and said they knew Punk was sweating because they were the ones that gave him the beating of his life at Hell in a Cell, then got Triple H removed from running Raw; after Truth cut a promo saying they would get vengeance at Vengeance, Triple H walked out to be in Punk's corner; at the 9-minute mark, John Laurinaitis and customs officials interrupted the bout, with Laurinaitis noting Triple H's paperwork was not in order and he would have to meet with immigration representatives; Triple H was then escorted out of the arena but not before punching Truth in the face; after the contest, Miz & Truth double teamed Punk until referees ran out to the ring, with Miz & Truth immediately backing down and leaving the ring; moments later, Truth ran back into the ring to hit the What's Up on Punk, with Miz following by hitting the Skull Crushing Finale
Zack Ryder pinned Jack Swagger (w/ WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero) with the Rough Ryder at the 35-second mark; prior to the bout, Vickie, Ziggler, & Swagger conducted an in-ring promo in which Vickie announced her team would challenge WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne at Vengeance; Ziggler then mocked the Mexican crowd, noting he represented the best country in the world and they would get to see and Swagger in action; Swagger followed by singing the National Anthem until he was interrupted by Ryder; after the bout, Swagger and Ziggler surrounded Ryder on the floor until Mason Ryan ran out to make the save; Ryan then took the mic and noted he was facing Ziggler then and there
WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero & Jack Swagger) defeated Mason Ryan (w/ Zack Ryder) via disqualification at around the 4-minute mark when, after being slapped by Vickie on the floor, Ryan assaulted Ziggler and failed to answer the referee's count; after the match, Ryan fought off Swagger and dropped Ziggler with a powerslam (the bout began during the commercial break)
John Cena & Jim Ross defeated WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio & Michael Cole at 12:33 when Cole submitted to JR's ankle lock after sustaining the FU from Cena; Ricardo Rodriguez served as the ring announcer for ADR & Cole; stipulations stated the winning team would be able to choose the stipulation for the Cena vs. ADR match at Vengeance; Josh Matthews subbed for Cole, alongside Jerry Lawler, on commentary for the match; after the bout, Cena fought off ADR on the floor and dropped him with the FU before taking the mic and counting outloud while ADR reached his feet; Cena eventually rammed the ring steps into Del Rio before again counting outloud, reaching 10, before stating he would face ADR in a last man standing match at Vengeance

10/24/11; Austin, TX; Frank Erwin Center
10/24/11 - featured Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary; included an opening in-ring promo by Triple H in which he spoke about being taught years ago that you can make money or friends in wrestling, then adding he had a short list of friends that included Shawn Michaels, Sean Waltman, and Kevin Nash; Triple H then said, once he got into power, some friends took advantage of him for his position; Triple H went on to say Nash broke his heart the previous night and he would take it out on him, then demanding he come out then and there, adding he knew he was in the building; moments later, John Laurinaitis interrupted and said Nash was not in the building to his knowledge, with Triple H telling him to shut up and demanding he not step into the ring; Triple H then reminded Laurinaitis he works for him, ordering him to go find Nash and offer him a contract he can't refuse; as Triple H walked off and turned around to address Laurinaitis, Nash came from behind and struck Triple H in the back with a sledgehammer; security then appeared to send Nash backstage; referees and medics then tended to Triple H at the entrance stage; Nash was then shown walking down the hallway, past David Otunga, Aksana, Teddy Long, and others; Triple H was then helped backstage where he quickly collapsed; after the commercial break, it was noted Triple H was on his way to a hospital; moments later, Nash threatened the medics at the ambulance, yanked Triple H on his backboard against a wall, and then struck him in the face with the sledgehammer; following the commercial break, the ambulance was shown leaving the arena; featured a backstage segment in which Laurinaitis was shown talking on the phone with Stephanie McMahon; moments later, he got off the phone and spoke with Otunga, with John Cena walking in, mocking Otunga by calling him Carlton from 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air;' Cena then ranted at Laurinaitis, saying he wanted to face R-Truth & Mike Mizanin; Laurinaitis said he would face them with him picking Cena's partner for later in the show, with Cena then making a skakeboard joke at Laurinaitis; included the announcement the Muppets would appear on the following week; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE trended more than 20 times the previous night during Vengeance, with more people talking about that than Sunday Night Football or the World Series; included a backstage segment in which Zack Ryder was shown celebrating with Nikki & Brie Bella that he would be Cena's tag team partner in the night's main event; featured an in-ring promo by WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio, alongside Ricardo Rodriguez, in which he said he was done with Cena and was moving on to other challengers, adding there was no one better than him and he would be champion for a very long time; moments later, CM Punk interrupted, took exception to ADR claiming he was the best, and noting his multiple pinfalls over ADR in recent months; ADR replied by saying Punk didn't deserve a title shot and he should talk to him again when he beats someone and wins a match; Punk replied by saying maybe he was a loser but maybe he would put ADR to sleep anyway; Laurinaitis then walked out, said both men made good points, and said the match would happen at Survivor Series, then adding Punk would have to tell him he respects him in order to get the match; Punk then ranted that respect was earned, Nash interferes in every other one of his matches, and things were as bad with him in charge than Triple H; Punk then said, ala Brian Pillman, "I respect you, Funkman," with Laurinaitis telling him he had one more chance; Punk then replied he respected how Laurinaitis had the deer in the headlights look each week, didn't know how close to hold the mic, and was able to do so much with so little talent; Laurinaitis said Punk wasn't suitable for a title shot and would have to take a week to think about it, with Punk then jumping ADR and dropping Rodriguez with the Go To Sleep; included an ad promoting WrestleMania tickets on sale Nov. 5; featured an ad promoting 'The Reunion,' starring Cena; included the announcement Triple H may have sustained a broken neck from the earlier assault; included Cole taking the mic, standing on the commentary table, and showing embarrasing doctored photos of Jim Ross on the big screen in response to tweets between the two during the course of the show; Cole then challenged JR to the Michael Cole Challenge the following week, adding if he lost to Ross then he would quit; featured an ad promoting 'Greatest Rivalries: Shawn Michaels & Bret Hart' on DVD; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Ryder regarding his upcoming main event, with Miz & Truth then jumping Ryder and assaulting him until referees intervened; Miz & Truth then walked out and cut a promo, saying Triple H got exactly what he deserved and they were leading a revolution in WWE; the two then ranted on Cena, saying he couldn't rise above them:
Randy Orton & Sheamus defeated Christian & WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes at 11:27 when Sheamus pinned Rhodes with a botched boot, as Rhodes attempted the Beautiful Disaster, and the crucifix powerbomb
WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero & Jack Swagger) pinned Santino Marella in a non-title match with the Zig Zag at 1:48 after Swagger distracted Marella; after the bout, Swagger applied the ankle lock on Santino until Mason Ryan ran out to make the save, laying out both Ziggler and Swagger in the process
Alicia Fox pinned Natalya Neidhart (w/ WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix) with a roll up out of the corner at 2:11; Phoenix provided guest commentary for the bout; Kelly Kelly & Eve were shown watching on after the match; moments after the bout, Phoenix went for Fox but she escaped the ring (Fox's debut with new entrance music)
Wade Barrett pinned John Morrison with Wasteland at 9:08 after attempting to catch Morrison in mid-air during the Flying Chuck but losing his grip and dropping him
John Cena defeated Mike Mizanin & R-Truth via disqualification in a handicap match at 4:51 when Truth hit Cena with a water bottle as Cena had Miz up for the FU; Zack Ryder was to be Cena's partner but was jumped backstage minutes before the match; during the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" after the contest, Miz dropped Cena with the Skull Crushing Finale and Truth hit the What's Up; moments later, the two grabbed chairs before John Laurinaitis interrupted and had security send Miz & Truth out of the ring; Laurinaitis then said Cena could pick his own partner to face Miz & Truth at Survivor Series; Cena then took the mic and, after thinking about it, and hearing chants of "Rocky" picked the Rock to be his partner; Miz & Truth then looked on at Cena as the show ended

10/31/11; Atlanta, GA; Philips Arena
10/31/11 - featured an opening pre-taped outdoor promo by the Rock in which he responded to John Cena asking him to be his tag team partner at Survivor Series, with Rock responding "Hell no;" Rock continued by noting Cena had been knocking on his door for years and was shocked when Rock actually opened it, then calling Cena and his fans "the Fruit Loop Troop" before eventually saying yes after explaining he and his fans equally despise Mike Mizanin & R-Truth; moments later, Rock cut a promo on Miz & Truth, saying they attack from behind and dared them do to the same to him, and then said Cena shouldn't be too happy because he wants Cena to witness what he does in the ring because it would be just a taste of what he would do to Cena at WrestleMania; included the announcement the Rock would appear on Raw during a 3-hour Raw in two weeks; featured a segment at the entrance stage with Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, with Vickie Guerrero and Jack Swagger interrupting and insulting the fact the Muppets were on their show; moments later, Piggy and Vickie argued until Santino Marella walked out and told Swagger he should be warming up to face him in the ring; Swagger replied by shutting Kermit's mouth shut and saying WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler would be in his corner, with Marella replying Ziggler would have his own match against Zack Ryder; Kelly Kelly then walked out, dressed as a pirate, kissed Kermit - which angered Piggy, and went to the ring for her match; included a backstage segment with Bunsen Honeydew and Beeker in which Honeydew gave Beeker a formula for Santino to drink to help him win his match; moments later, Beeker was stopped by Christian in the hallway, with Christian pouring out the formula before Sheamus walked in and scared him off; Sheamus then addressed Beeker as his family member, then fixed his hair to look like his own; featured a backstage segment with John Laurinaitis and CM Punk discussing the finish of the opening match, which cost Punk a title shot at Survivor Series, with Laurinaitis saying Punk could have his title shot as long as ADR agreed to it, with Punk thinking for a moment before saying "That seems fair enough;" included a vignette promoting Brodus Clay; featured a backstage segment with Gonzo & Fozzie, in which they were interrupted by Vickie, Swagger, and Ziggler and Swagger and Ziggler tying Gonzo's arms together after he said it would be easy to be a WWE champion; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 28 tickets on sale Saturday; featured a look at 'The Muppets' movie; included an ad promoting 'The Reunion,' starring Cena; featured the announcement Triple H would be out of action for 5 weeks and that Kevin Nash had resigned with WWE and would be on Raw the following week; included a segment in which Michael Cole took the mic and said Jim Ross was out of action with intestinal issues, then questioning whether Ross would show up the next week to accept the challenge; moments later, Statler & Waldorf were shown watching in the skybox, and said there was nothing worse than listening to Cole; featured a backstage segment with John Morrison and Miss Piggy in which she fawned over his abs, with Morrison then bringing in Hornswoggle as his "available friend;" Hornswoggle then showed off his Miss Piggy tattoo before kissing her, with Piggy then karate chopping him and leaving; Kermit then appeared, with WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes walking in and putting a tiny paper bag over his head:
World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry defeated CM Punk via disqualification in a non-title match at 2:32 when Ricardo Rodriguez entered the ring and hit Henry with his shoe; following the ring entrances, John Laurinaitis walked out to the entrance stage and announced Punk would challenge WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio at Survivor Series if he could defeat Henry; ADR and Rodriguez appeared ringside late in the match; after the contest, Punk grabbed Rodriguez and threw him back into the ring, where Henry dropped Rodriguez with the powerslam
Eve (as Robin) won a 11-diva battle royal by last eliminating Natlya Neidhart (Queen of Hearts) at 2:45; order of elimination: Rosa Mendes (cave woman) by Natalya (0:20); Aksana (Morticia Adams) by one of the Bellas (Mario) (0:43); AJ (Katana from Mortal Kombat) by Tamina (Egyptian goddess) (0:56); Tamina by Kaitlyn (Dog the Bounty Hunter) (1:01); Kaitlyn by Nikki & Brie Bella (Mario & Wario) (1:09); a Bella (Wario) by Kelly (1:53); a Bella (Wario) by Kelly Kelly (a pirate) & Eve (1:56); Alicia Fox (a sailor) by Natalya (2:31); Kelly by Natalya (2:39); Natalya by Eve; WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix, dressed as a queen, provided guest commentary for the bout; stipulations stated the winner would challenge Phoenix for the title; after the match, Phoenix and Natalya confronted Eve, with Alicia and Kelly backing Eve up until the two other divas left the ring
WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes & Wade Barrett defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston in a non-title match at 5:30 when Barrett pinned Bourne with the Wasteland after grabbing him off the top rope; after the match, Christian ran out and attacked the champions before Sheamus followed, pulled Christian to the floor, scared Barrett from the ring, and kicked Rhodes in the face; moments later, Waldorf & Statler were shown watching on backstage and commenting about the match
The Big Show pinned WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio in a non-title match at 13:08 with a right hand punch as ADR attempted a running kick in the corner; after the bout, CM Punk walked out, took the mic, entered the ring as ADR was still knocked out, and sat down beside him, then throwing water on him to wake him up; Punk then said he had a question for ADR, and thought he might say yes because he was going to lock him in the Anaconda Vice until he agreed; Punk then locked on the move until ADR agreed to the match
Santino Marella pinned Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero) with a roll up at 4:35 after spitting an energy drink into Swagger's eyes, moments after he was given the drink at ringside by Beeker; Animal was the guest timekeeper for the bout; during the bout, there were chants of "Woo Woo Woo" and "We Want Ryder"
Zack Ryder pinned WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) in a non-title match at 8:52 with the Rough Ryder after holding onto the ropes to avoid the Zig Zag; Ryder initially won the match at the 8-minute mark by the referee had the bout continue after noticing Ziggler's foot was under the bottom rope during the cover
John Cena defeated Mike Mizanin via submission with the SFTU at 8:58, moments after a fan wearing a Scream mask attacked Cena at ringside behind the referee's back; during the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" after the match, Cena dropped the "fan" with the FU before unmasking him as R-Truth; Cena then put the mask on himself before doing the "You can't see me" gesture to Truth

11/7/11; Liverpool, England; Echo Arena
11/7/11 - featured an opening in-ring promo by John Cena, to a mixed reaction, in which he noted the Rock would be back on Raw the following week; Cena then noted he would be in action later teaming with a future WWE Hall of Famer against Mike Mizanin & R-Truth, with Miz & Truth then interrupting and Miz reminding everyone he pinned Cena at WrestleMania; Miz then said Cena embarassed them the previous week and it would never happen again; Truth then said no one would be laughing after Survivor Series, then adding Cena's tag team partner would "get got;" as Cena talked up his partner, Miz responded by quoting the Rock in saying "It doesn't matter who you're teaming up with;" moments later, Miz & Truth double teamed Cena until Zack Ryder helped make the save in clearing them from the ring; included an ad promoting Rock returning to Raw the following week; featured an ad promoting 'The Reunion,' starring Cena; included the announcement Randy Orton, Sin Cara, WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston, Mason Ryan, & Sheamus would face Wade Barrett, WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes, Christian, Hunico, & Jack Swagger in an elimination match at Survivor Series; featured a look at the media coverage and fans in attendance for WrestleMania tickets which went on sale Saturday, with comments from Nikki & Brie Bella and Rey Mysterio Jr.; included a backstage segment with Ryder and the Bellas in which Ryder talked about being in the main event; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Cena has more than 9 million Facebook followers, more than Jennifer Lopez, LeBron James, Kim Kardashian, Madonna, Oprah Winfrey, Johnny Depp, Dalai Lama, and the Rock; included an announcement by Michael Cole in which he said the Michael Cole Challenge wouldn't take place because Jim Ross wasn't allowed on the plane because of the BBQ sauce he carries with him each week, then saying JR could try again the next week; featured an ad promoting 'Greatest Rivalries: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart;' included footage from the Muppets hosting the previous week's show, as well as comments from the Muppets about their experiences on the show and their new movie; included an in-ring segment in which Jerry Lawler introduced Kelly Kelly, noting she would be on the cover of the next Maxim Magazine; moments later, Kelly thanked the fans for their support until she was interrupted by WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix and Natalya Neidhart, who made fun of her for being a Barbie doll; Kelly responded by saying she wouldn't make fun of them for being on the cover of National Geographic; the two then cornered Kelly until Eve and Alicia Fox made the save and helped unveil the cover featuring Kelly; featured footage of Punk vs. ADR on the WWE '12 video game; included a segment at the entrance stage in which John Laurinaitis introduced Kevin Nash, who came out to his former nWo music, took the mic, and said he didn't owe anyone an explanation; Nash then said he remembered the first time he saw Triple H in 1995 and that he should have buried him back then; Nash then discussed being in the 2011 Royal Rumble and getting the cold shoulder from Triple H afterwards; Nash then said Triple H was still the measuring stick and he used him to book himself in a main event match; featured a vignette on Brodus Clay; included a backstage segment with Laurinaitis and David Otunga in which Laurinaitis said he was saving Clay for a more sophisticated audience and was not using him on the show as scheduled; moments later, Punk walked in, with Otunga saying Punk looked like someone who worked at a gas station, with Punk jumping him until he too was jumped by WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio; ADR then had to be dragged away by referees; featured a look at a Cena / Rock Survivor Series bus in Times Square and a giant banner showing them facing off for WrestleMania 28:
John Morrison pinned WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) in a non-title match with a crucifix at 12:04; during the match, it was noted Morrison had not won a match since August
Mason Ryan pinned JTG with a full nelson slam at 2:24; during his entrance, a vignette on Ryan aired
WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio defeated WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston in a non-title match via submission with the armbreaker at 2:08 after ramming Kingston shoulder-first into the ringpost; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the bout; after the match, ADR reapplied the hold until CM Punk appeared; following the commercial break, ADR took the mic, insulted the crowd and Punk and told Punk to cancel their title match at Survivor Series; Punk responded by noting ADR beat him by having Kevin Nash powerbomb him at Summer Slam and then hit him with a steel pipe to win at Hell in a Cell; Punk then said ADR was one-dimensional on the mic, noting he says "destiny" a lot but doesn't really have anything to say, then adding he would make the title interesting again; Punk then said he wouldn't cancel the title match, with ADR attacking Punk and attempting the armbreaker, only for Punk to reverse it into the Anaconda Vice; Ricardo then got involved and sustained the Go To Sleep as ADR watched from the floor
Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated Santino Marella via submission with the ankle lock at 3:04; during his entrance, a pretaped promo by Swagger aired in which he complained about losing the previous week because of a Muppet
Mike Mizanin & R-Truth defeated John Cena & Zack Ryder at 17:19 when Miz pinned Cena with a running boot to the face, with Truth holding down Cena's leg during the cover; during the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks" (WWE Superstar Collection: Zack Ryder)

11/14/11; Boston, MA; TD Banknorth Garden
11/14/11 - 3-hour episode - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Michael Cole came out to the ring and said Jim Ross was finally in the building to compete in the Michael Cole Challenge; Cole then introduced JR, then adding if JR could win the challenges, he would win; Cole started with an arm wrestling contest, in which he stalled several times before Ross easily beat him; Cole complained that Ross's breath was so bad and that's how he won, then saying the fans would choose the winner of the second competition - a dance contest; Ross received the most applause for the dance contest; Cole then unveiled a scale for the third contest - with the winner being the person who weighs less; Cole then weighed in at 200lbs, with JR weighing 239lbs; Cole then called himself the winner, with CM Punk interrupting, saying Cole's segment was a waste of time for him and the fans; Punk then said Cole's 15 minutes of fame were up and he needed to leave, adding with Cole, WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio, and John Laurinaitis, Raw has become unbearable; he continued by saying he wanted the show to be entertaining and it would be once he takes the WWE World Title, adding he would do everything in his power to make it entertaining; Laurinaitis then walked out and said he was disappointed with Punk breaking up the competition, adding his 38,000 Twitter followers all wanted to see it happen; Laurinaitis then said Punk would team with Big Show to face ADR & World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry; Cole then laughed at Punk, telling him to apologize to him, with Punk responding with a headbutt and locking Cole in the Anaconda Vice; Punk then mouthed "I'm sorry;" included a backstage segment with Matt Striker standing beside a Hummer limo, with Mick Foley walking out and saying he wouldn't miss the Rock's return (Foley's surprise return after a 3-year absence); featured an ad promoting 'The Reunion,' starring John Cena; following the commercial break, JR joined Jerry Lawler on commentary; included a backstage segment in which Santino Marella played the Rock on WWE '12 against Cena; moments later, Zack Ryder walked in and encouraged Marella to sign his petition to get a WWE US title match; moments later, the two argued between who was better between Cena and the Rock; featured a segment at the entrance stage in which Vickie Guerrero announced the injured Christian was out of Survivor Series, with WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler walking out and noting he was now on Team Barrett, then nitpicking that Barrett was the captain and not him; Ziggler then said he was facing Mason Ryan next and would show him what Team Barrett has in store for Survivor Series; featured a backstage segment with Foley and Ryder in which Ryder taught Foley how to fist pump and Foley signed Ryder's petition; included an in-ring promo by Foley in which he said he was glad to be home, noted the Rock was one of his best friends, and Cena was one of the greatest performers in WWE history; Foley then introduced Cena, who he said they had a relationship based on mutual respect and greatly admired Cena for how he treats everyone backstage; Foley then said he recently went on Twitter and praised Cena, only to get a firestorm in response; Foley then showed off his T-shirt, which was half of the Rock's shirt and half of Cena's, before saying he wanted to bring Rock and Cena together; Foley then introduced a "This is your life" video segment on Cena, focusing on his childhood; Foley then brought out Cena's little league coach, who talked about how Cena struck out to end an important game; Bull Buchanon then came out after a video showed he and Cena rapping together in 2003, with Buchanon saying teaming with Cena was the greatest time of his life, then said he got fired, divorced, lost all his money, and got rabies from his dog; Buchanon then blamed Cena for his career ending; Foley then brought out John Cena Sr., who cut a promo on the anti-Cena fans, saying Cena doesn't suck but they do and that they're losers; Cena then cut his dad off, saying he would see him backstage, and told Foley that wasn't his life but being in the ring in front of the crowd is his life; Rock then walked out, interrupting Foley, and dropped Foley with the Rock Bottom; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Rock has 1,476,766 Twitter followers to Cena's 1,049,787; included a backstage segment with Ryder talking with Nikki & Brie Bella until they walked off to talk with ADR, with the Bellas saying they didn't believe what Punk said about him and wanted to party with him in NYC after he wins at Survivor Series; Ryder then said the Bellas could party with him and that Ricardo Rodriguez and ADR were invited too; featured the announcement Wade Barrett & WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes would face Orton & Sheamus on Smackdown; included a backstage segment in which Laurinaitis was shown on the phone with Brodus Clay, telling Clay they would hold off on his return until the following week so he wouldn't be overshadowed; moments later, ADR, with Rodriguez, walked in and Laurinaitis noting Punk could be a big problem for Raw if he takes the title; ADR then noted Punk wouldn't win the title and may not even make it to Survivor Series; featured Striker conducting a backstage interview with R-Truth & Mike Mizanin, with the two not answering Striker's questions about them being overshadowed and disrespected and eventually walking off; included a backstage segment in which ADR attacked Punk from behind until he was pulled away by referees; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Cena has 9,173,687 Facebook fans to Rock's 4,422,450; included an in-ring promo by Santino Marella in which he noted it was the same building in which he almost won the 2011 Royal Rumble, then vowed to be champion by the time WWE returns to Boston; moments later, Kevin Nash walked out and said he was a big fan; Nash then asked Santino to do the trombone, then kicked Santino in the face; Nash noted he got the biggest pop of the night at the Rumble and Triple H didn't have the sense to hire him; Nash followed by dropping Marella with the powerbomb; featured the announcement Jonah Hill would appear on the following week's show; included a look at the Rock as featured on WWE '12; featured a closing in-ring promo by the Rock in which he talked about waking up at 3 a.m., training, filming for 'GI Joe,' and then flying in to Boston earlier that evening; Rock then commented on what he did earlier in the night, saying he loves Foley as a brother but he wasn't going to stand for what Foley was offering; Rock went on to say that whatever he tweets trends worldwide, with the crowd chanting "Boots to asses;" Rock then said he wanted to put his boot to Miz & Truth's asses then and there; Miz & Truth then walked out, with the two insulting Rock for several minutes until Cena walked out, stood beside Rock, but then insulted him by noting he usually only shows up via satellite; Rock then said Cena's not used to getting support from someone past their puberty, then saying he might have to kick Cena in his lady parts; Cena replied that him bitch slapping Rock might be trending after Survivor Series; after Miz and Truth talked about winning at Survivor Series, Rock and Cena fought them off, with Rock dropping both with the Rock Bottom and leaving the ring as Cena watched:
WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes & Hunico defeated Sin Cara & WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston at 8:07 when Rhodes pinned Kingston with a reversal into Crossroads; during his entrance, a pretaped promo from Rhodes aired in which he said Randy Orton's recent attack on him emancipated him; after the match, Rhodes and Hunico shook hands (Rhodes' debut with a remix theme and without his face mask)
Mason Ryan defeated WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) via disqualification in a non-title match at 1:05 when Vickie slapped Ryan; prior to the bout, John Laurinaitis came ringside with Michael Cole, with Laurinaitis ordering JR to leave the broadcast table so Cole, his arm in a sling, could do commentary; after the contest, John Morrison ran out, threw Ziggler back into the ring, with Ryan then hitting a full nelson slam
Sheamus pinned Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero) with the boot to the face at 8:52; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Sheamus awarding an MTV European Music Award to Justin Beiber the previous week
Kelly Kelly (w/ Eve & Alicia Fox) pinned Natalya Neidhart (w/ WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix) with a roll up reversal out of the Sharpshooter at the 50-second mark; prior to the bout, a video package aired focusing on Kelly's 'Maxim' photo shoot; during the contest, it was announced Eve would challenge Phoenix at Survivor Series
WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio & World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry defeated CM Punk & the Big Show at 12:07 when ADR pinned Punk, moments after Henry - the illegal man - caught Punk coming off the top and dropped him with the powerslam behind the referee's back; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the bout; after the contest, ADR applied the cross armbreaker on Punk until Show cleared him to the floor
Wade Barrett (w/ WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler, WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes, Hunico, & Jack Swagger) fought Randy Orton (w/ Sheamus, Sin Cara, WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston, & Mason Ryan) to a no contest at 3:40 when all the seconds began fighting in the ring; following his entrance, Barrett cut an in-ring promo in which he said he was the present and future; after the contest, Hunico was left alone in the ring where he sustained Orton's RKO and was then press slammed by Ryan onto the rest of Team Barrett on the floor

11/21/11; Hershey, PA; Giant Center
11/21/11 - featured Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & Booker T on commentary; included an opening in-ring promo by WWE World Champion CM Punk in which he said he told his first grade teacher as a kid that he wanted to be a pro wrestler and said it was a special moment to win the WWE World Title, on his own terms, at Madison Square Garden; Punk went on to say the WWE world title hot potato was over and it was where it belonged, prompting the crowd to chant "Best in the world" and "CM Punk;" Punk then said he was the new face of the WWE, then sat down in the ring, asked where the WWE ice cream bars were, and said he wanted to make John Laurinaitis the former GM of Raw; Laurinaitis then interrupted, with Punk saying Vince McMahon was a money grubbing soulless bastard but would tell you so, while Laurinaitis was like Bill Lumbergh from 'Office Space;' Punk went on to call Laurinaitis a douchebag (the comment was bleeped out) with Laurinaitis saying Punk would defend the title against Alberto Del Rio the following week on Raw; Punk then offered to have the match then and there, with Laurinaitis saying he had other plans for Punk and would have him wrestle WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler; Punk replied that was stupid and proved Laurinaitis didn't listen to the fans, with the crowd then chanting "We want Ryder;" Punk said the fans wanted to see Ziggler vs. Zack Ryder, with Laurinaitis saying Ryder already had a match scheduled against ADR; Punk responded by saying he would beat Ziggler, ADR the following week, and - as he walked up to Laurinaitis - said someone would eventually beat some sense into Laurinaitis; featured an exclusive clip after Survivor Series in which the Rock cut an in-ring promo, with the crowd chanting "We want Ryder" and "Woo woo Woo" and Rock saying he was a fan himself; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Survivor Series led all cable TV shows in social network activity; featured an ad promoting 'The Reunion,' starring John Cena; included a promo by Kevin Nash in which he said he was backstage at Madison Square Garden, discussed winning the WWE World Title there, and the Curtain Call in 1996; Nash then said it should have been he and Triple H against Rock & Cena at Survivor Series and Triple H was out with a broken neck; Nash then said he was the real survivor of the Kliq and walked off; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero in which they claimed Ziggler got two wins the night before at Survivor Series, with Ziggler taking exception to Punk's comments and saying he himself was the new face of the WWE; featured anti-bullying comments from Mike Mizanin, Ariel Winter, Punk, Cena, David Arquette, Chelsie Hightower, Alicia Fox, Jordin Sparks, Sheamus, Eve, WWE Tag Team Champion Evan Bourne, and Angus T. Jones; included an ad promoting 'Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line from the Most Popular Superstar of All Time;' featured a vignette showing Kane in the shadows, with his mask falling to the floor and on fire at the end; included a look at WWE 12, available the following day; featured a promo by the Big Show at the entrance stage in which he noted World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry was carted out of the ring at Survivor Series, as Show said would happen, and added he wasn't done with him; featured a backstage segment in which WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix and Natalya Neidhart found Kelly Kelly and Fox playing WWE 12, with Beth and Natalya making fun of Kelly and Alicia and walking off; included a closing in-ring promo by Cena in which he discussed what happened after the Survivor Series main event, with the crowd chanting "Fruity Pebbles" and "Boots to asses" until Mike Mizanin & R-Truth interrupted; Miz then said no one wanted to see Cena at Survivor Series and he was shown up by a guy who had been gone 7 years, with Cena eventually responding that no one cared about them and then told each other what their partner really thinks of them; after Cena left the ring, Miz and Truth argued leading to Truth shoving Miz to the mat; Miz then said Cena was playing them both, with the two then walking up the ramp to get Cena until Miz dropped Truth with the Skull Crushing Finale on the ramp:
Alberto Del Rio defeated Zack Ryder via submission with the cross armbreaker at 2:25; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the bout, with Ryder taking the mic mid-way through and saying "Woo woo woo"
Sheamus pinned Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero) with the boot to the face at 4:34; before the bout, a brief URL appeared at the bottom of the screen referring fans to http://www.youtube.com/user/itbegins2012
WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes pinned Santino Marella in a non-title match at the 59-second mark with Crossroads after avoiding the Cobra; prior to the bout, Rhodes cut an in-ring promo in which he said his constraints had been removed and he was unmasked like a rabid dog without a muzzle; after the contest, Rhodes confronted Booker T, with Rhodes throwing water in Booker's face and walking off as the crowd chanted "Booker T"
WWE World Champion CM Punk pinned WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) in a non-title match at 16:25 with the Go To Sleep after dropping Ziggler while attempting the move out of a reversal of the Fameasser
Wade Barrett pinned WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston at 11:42 with the Wasteland; during his entrance, a pre-taped insert promo aired in which Barrett bragged about his team's victory at Survivor Series and said he was now after the World Heavyweight Championship; before the bout, a brief URL appeared at the bottom of the screen referring fans to http://www.youtube.com/user/itbegins2012; Randy Orton appeared ringside early in the match; after the contest, Barrett took the mic and reminded Orton that he won the match

11/28/11; Columbia, SC; Colonial Life Arena
11/28/11 - featured an opening in-ring segment of Piper's Pit with Roddy Piper introducing John Cena as his guest, with Cena coming out to a mixed reaction; after Cena's introduction, Piper listed off Steve Austin, Bret Hart, the Rock, and Cena's name to hear the audience's reaction, with the crowd heavily booing Cena; moments later, some in the crowd countered with a "Cena" chant; moments later, Piper noted the crowd at Survivor Series became unglued when Rock dropped Cena with the Rock Bottom, prompting a chant of "Boots to asses;" Cena explained that he was loyal to his fans but knew he couldn't please everyone; Piper then said Cena was the face of the WWE and the boos were getting louder, then saying Cena needed to tell the fans what he thought of them or he would be the loser at WrestleMania; Cena then rattled off his WrestleMania 22 match with Triple H, One Night Stand, facing Edge in Toronto, and CM Punk in Chicago; Cena said Rock had one great night, adding he granted three Make-A-Wish Foundation wishes that day and noted the troops in the building who were having the time of their life; Cena said he believed in himself and knew what he stood for and, whether the fans liked him or not, he knows he can beat the Rock; Piper then said he was proud of Cena and Cena raised the bar and, every day, was stepping up to the plate; Piper then told Cena to get the crowd off his chest, then slapped him when Cena said he was in a good place; Cena responded by handing Piper back his Hall of Fame ring and leaving the ring; included a backstage segment showing John Morrison speaking with Alex Riley; featured an ad promoting the live Smackdown the following night; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers free tickets to active U.S. military personnel; featured an ad promoting 'Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line from the Most Popular Superstar of All Time;' included footage of Punk vs. Alberto Del Rio as part of WWE '12; featured a vignette on Sheamus; included a backstage segment with John Laurinaitis telling Brodus Clay on the phone he would be on the next week's show; David Otunga then walked in, with Laurinaitis telling him he wanted Brodus as angry as possible for his debut; ADR and Ricardo Rodriguez then walked in, with Laurinaitis telling him a lot of people would like to see the champion have integrity; ADR then said what happened at Survivor Series was a temporary setback; Punk then walked in and used Google search to make fun of Laurinaitis, ADR, and Otunga; after Punk left, Laurinaitis said if Punk was to be intentionally disqualified in the title match then he would lose the title to ADR; featured an ad promoting 'The Reunion,' starring Cena; included an in-ring segment in which Michael Cole introduced Daniel Bryan, and then made fun of him and his title shot the next night on Smackdown before Bryan took the mic, insulted Cole as a commentator, and said he had earned Cole's respect; Cole replied by showing footage of Bryan cashing in his Money in the Bank title shot the previous week only to have Teddy Long take the belt away from him; Cole then said he hopes World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry destroys Bryan inside the cage, with Bryan saying the briefcase doesn't give him anything and he has to take every opportunity he can get; moments later, Henry walked out and cut a promo on what he would do to Bryan in the cage; moments later, Bryan walked up the aisle as Henry said Bryan couldn't beat him, with Bryan kicking Henry in his injured leg and walking off; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE has more Facebook fans than ESPN, Oprah, Pepsi, AT&A, Gatorade, and Nike; included a vignette promoting the return of Kane, with "Kane Ressurected" at the bottom after showing his mask on fire; featured a segment in which Mick Foley walked out dressed as Santa Claus to promote the following night's live Smackdown with a poem; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Punk regarding the added stipulation for the title match, with Punk saying Laurinaitis to kiss his ass:
Mike Mizanin defeated John Morrison in a falls count anywhere match at around the 4-minute mark when the referee stopped the match after Miz dropped Morrison with the Skull Crushing Finale at the entrance stage; prior to the bout, Miz attacked Morrison from behind in the aisle, repeatedly hitting him in the leg with a steel pipe; Miz then walked out to the ring, with Morrison eventually telling the officials he still wanted to wrestle and then limping to the ring; after the contest, Miz watched as Morrison was fitted with a neckbrace and taken backstage on a stretcher; moments later, Miz walked to the ring and cut an in-ring promo on taking out R-Truth and Morrison and being the only man that could do it
Kelly Kelly & Alicia Fox defeated Nikki & Brie Bella at 1:36 when Alicia scored the pin with the somersault legdrop; mid-way through the match, WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix & Natalya Neidhart jogged around ringside and then returned backstage; during the bout, a YouTube link briefly appeared on screen sending fans to a vignette
WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned Randy Orton in a non-title match at 11:51 with the Zig Zag after Orton knocked Wade Barrett, who did guest commentary for the match, off the apron; during his entrance, an insert promo from Ziggler, alongside Vickie, aired in which he said he took WWE World Champion CM Punk to the limit the previous week and this week would beat Orton; after the contest, Ziggler did a handstand on the floor as Vickie again announced him the winner
Zack Ryder pinned Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 3:26 with the Rough Ryder after lifting his boot to block a bomb off the ropes; during the match, the YouTube link again briefly appeared on screen
WWE World Champion CM Punk pinned Alberto Del Rio at 15:27 by hitting the Go To Sleep and sending ADR's head into an exposed turnbuckle as Rodriguez distracted referee Charles Robinson on the apron; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the bout; stipulations stated Punk would lose the title if he was intentionally disqualified; late in the match, some in the crowd chanted "Where's our ice cream?" and dueling chants of "Del Rio" and "sucks;" after the contest, Punk dropped Rodriguez with the Go To Sleep as well

12/5/11; Tampa, FL; St. Pete Times Forum
12/5/11 - featured an opening segment in which John Cena came out to a mixed reaction in which he spoke about being on Piper's Pit the previous week and said there was no show without the audience, then saying he respected those who booed him and appreciated those who cheered him; Cena then noted WWE World Champion CM Punk's win over Alberto Del Rio the previous week and said he wanted to face Rock at WrestleMania 28 for the WWE World Title; moments later, Del Rio interrupted and said the title match was his, with Cena reminding him that Del Rio lost; ADR then showed footage of how Punk used the exposed turnbuckle to beat him; WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero then walked out, with Ziggler saying he was the one stealing the show each week and deserved the title shot; Cena then asked what Ziggler was going by this week - the cheerleader, Mitch Cumstein - and then said Ziggler was now known as the Showoff; Cena responded by saying Ziggler was too afraid to face Zack Ryder, with Ziggler asking if #overrated was trending on Twitter; Mike Mizanin then interrupted and ran down Cena, Ziggler, and ADR before saying he would be the 2011 WWE Superstar of the Year and the next WWE Champion; John Laurinaitis then walked out and said each man would face a Smackdown wrestler, with the winners earning a WWE World Title shot at TLC and the contract signing would take place later in the show; Laurinaitis then said he had a "social experiment" of a match for Cena, then saying ADR, Ziggler, and Miz would all get the chance of a title shot; Randy Orton then came out as Miz's opponent in the first match; included an ad promoting the WWE Network in 2012; featured a backstage segment with Ryder and Laurinaitis in which Laurinaitis, with Cena walking in dressed as Ryder and Laurinaitis booking him in a match against Ryder; Laurinaitis then told Ryder he would get his US title shot if he beats Cena and that Cena would get his WWE World Title shot at TLC if he wins; featured a backstage segment with David Otunga telling Kevin Nash he would face Triple H in a ladder match at TLC, with a sledgehammer hanging above the ring and that Nash would be in action later in the show; included an ad promoting Tribute to the Troops 2011 the following Tuesday; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read WWE's Facebook Network has more than 42 million followers; included footage of Cena vs. Ryder as played in WWE '12; featured an ad promoting 'Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line from the Most Popular Superstar of All Time;' included an ad promoting the 2011 Slammy Awards; featured a backstage segment with Cena, Otunga, and Laurinaitis in which Cena yelled at Otunga to leave, then called out Laurinaitis telling him that Ryder deserved a WWE US Title shot; Laurinaitis then said he would get one more chance only if Cena gave up his WWE World Title shot at TLC; after Cena gave up his title shot, he asked who Ryder would face and Laurinaitis said he didn't know; included a vignette showing Kane, the images of various other WWE superstars, and then Kane putting his mask back on before it fell to the ground in flames; featured an ad promoting 'Inside Out' and 'The Reunion' on DVD; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Raw was the #1 socially active show on TV last Monday, beating 'The Sing off,' 'Gossip Girl,' and 'Two and a Half Men;' featured a backstage segment showing Punk talking with WWE Tag Team Champion Evan Bourne; included a closing in-ring contract signing segment in which Laurinaitis joined ADR, alongside Ricardo Rodriguez, and Miz in the ring, with Laurinaitis saying World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry would face Cena the following week; Punk then came out and moved the table out of the way, calling the contract signing the staple cliche of the WWE and there hadn't been one without a fight since Hogan vs. Andre at WrestleMania III; Laurinaitis then said the title match would be a TLC match; moments later, Punk noted he pinned ADR the previous week and Miz got beat at Survivor Series, with Miz reminding him he beat up R-Truth and injured John Morrison so badly that Laurinaitis had to release him; Punk responded by saying he, unlike Miz, didn't have TMZ on speed dial to let them know when he was arriving at LAX hoping they would show up to cover him; ADR reminded Punk that he won the Royal Rumble, Money in the Bank, and beat Punk for the title at Summer Slam, with Miz saying Punk would not leave TLC with the title and ADR agreeing; all three men then signed the contract, with Laurinaitis asking for a photographer to get a photo of all the participants for WWE.com, with Punk instigating a fight amongst he, ADR, and Miz; moments later, Punk attempted the Go To Sleep on Ricardo before he was attacked by ADR; Punk eventually fought off Miz before putting ADR through a table, then dropping Miz with the GTS:
Mike Mizanin defeated Mike Mizanin via count-out at 4:29 when Orton chased Wade Barrett, who came to the aisle late in the match, backstage; stipulations stated Miz would earn a WWE World Title match at TLC if he won; after the contest, Orton returned ringside to go after Miz, only to be attacked from behind by Barrett
Alberto Del Rio defeated Daniel Bryan via submission with the cross armbreaker at 1:48; Bryan's ribs were heavily taped for the match after his recent steel cage match against World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the bout; stipulations stated Del Rio would challenge for the WWE World Title at TLC if he won
Kelly Kelly & Eve (w/ Alicia Fox) defeated WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix & Natalya Neidhart at 1:07 when Kelly pinned Beth with an inside cradle; during their entrance, a vignette of Phoenix & Natalya aired in which they spoke about pin-up strong until a mysterious vignette interrupted promoting Jan. 2, 2012
John Cena pinned Zack Ryder by blocking an attempt at the Rough Ryder and hitting the FU at 6:47; stipulations stated Ziggler would earn a title match against WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler if he wins and Cena would get a WWE World Title shot at TLC if he wins; prior to the bout, the two shook hands; during the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero were shown watching the match backstage; after the match, Ryder complained to Cena over his title shot being blown, with Cena then walking backstage (WWE Superstar Collection: Zack Ryder)
Zack Ryder pinned World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry in a No DQ, no count-out match at 2:21 after John Cena interfered and dropped Henry with the FU; David Otunga informed the ring announcer before the match of the added stipulations; Henry's ankle was heavily taped for the bout; after the contest, Vickie Guerrero told WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger that she couldn't get Ziggler out of the title defense but she found out he would be facing Sheamus later in the show; moments later, Swagger said he would be ringside but Ziggler said he didn't want him out there with him
Kevin Nash pinned Santino Marella with the powerbomb at 1:04; after the match, Nash took a sledgehammer from the commentary table, threatened Marella with it, and then left the ring
Sheamus pinned WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) in a non-title match at 4:59 with the boot to the face after Ziggler became distracted by Zack Ryder at ringside; stipulations stated Ziggler would challenge for the WWE World Title at TLC if he won; after the match, Ryder slid in the ring and dropped Ziggler with the Rough Ryder before holding up the US title belt

12/12/11; Norfolk, VA; Scope
12/12/11 - 2011 Slammy Awards - 3-hour episode; featured an opening segment in which Hornswoggle and Booker T, alongside Eve, came out to present for "Tell Me I Did Not Just See That" Award - nominees included Jim Ross dancing in the ring, Santino Marella almost winning the Royal Rumble, a young fan throwing a drink at R-Truth at Capital Punishment, the Miz dressing up as the Rock, with the winner being JR; JR was then escorted out by Alicia Fox and Eve, with Michael Cole then interrupting and insulting JR; Booker intervened and said JR could beat Cole in a rap off, with the two then having a rap battle for the Slammy and the crowd cheering for JR's performance; moments later, JR went to leave the ring until Booker brought him back in and had him do a Spinaroonie; included Mick Foley & Ted Dibiase coming out to present "Holy (bleep) Moment of the Year" - nominees included Sheamus's powerbomb on Sin Cara through a ladder, Randy Orton's RKO on Christian onto the steel steps, the Big Show / Mark Henry superplex which broke the ring, and Evan Bourne's Air Bourne off the top of a ladder at Money in the Bank, with the winner being Show & Henry; Show then accepted and said he would be visually spectacular in the night's opening match; featured an ad promoting the following night's Tribute to the Troops; included the Road Dogg, escorted out by Eve and Alicia, in which he announced WWE World Champion CM Punk as the winner of Pipe Bomb of the Year; Punk then walked out with a mannequin wearing a blonde wig and 1989 Dynamic Dudes T-shirt; Punk then introduced a tribute to John Laurinaitis, set to the 1986 song from the Transformers movie "You've Got the Touch;" featured an ad promoting the Best of King of the Ring; included Lita presenting the award for Divalicious Moments - Natalya Neidhart putting two women in the Sharpshooter at the same time, Kelly Kelly winning the title, Kharma attacking Michelle McCool, and Beth Phoenix's Glam Slam on Eve from the top rope, with the winner being Kelly; after Kelly came out, Beth and Natalya interrupted, with Beth taking the Slammy by force until Kelly smacked her in the face and took it back; featured a look at John Cena vs. Henry in WWE '12 to promote their match later in the show; included Santino, Nikki & Brie Bella presenting for "OMG Moment of the Year" with nominees being Triple H dropping the Undertaker with the tombstone, the Rock hitting Cena with the Rock Bottom at WrestleMania, the WWE superstar walk out of Raw, and Punk winning the title at Money in the Bank - with HHH / Taker winning; moments later, Triple H walked out to the ring, said the real OMG moment was when Taker couldn't leave the ring under his own power and the fact he hasn't yet returned speaks volumes about the injuries he sustained; Triple H then spoke about his upcoming sledgehammer match against Kevin Nash; Triple H then confronted Santino at the entrance stage, with Santino running backstage; featured David Otunga & Tony Atlas announcing the nominees for Trending Star of the Year - WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan, WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler, and Zack Ryder, adding that the nominees would have a match and the winner of the award would be named afterwards; included Christian, on crutches and in a neckbrace, presenting for "Game Changer of the Year" - nominees included Triple H firing Vince McMahon, Edge retiring, Kevin Nash returning, and the Rock challenging Cena to a match at WrestleMania; Cena then came out to accept to a negative response, with Cena saying he wanted to share the award and introduced the Rock; Cena then made fun of the fact Rock wasn't at the arena after Rock said he would never leave again, then acting surprised when Rock didn't even send a satellite clip to show on the big screen; Cena then cut a promo on facing Rock at WrestleMania; featured anti-bullying comments from Mike Mizanin, Ariel Winter, Punk, Cena, David Arquette, Chelsie Hightower, Alicia Fox, Jordin Sparks, Sheamus, Eve, WWE Tag Team Champion Evan Bourne, and Angus T. Jones; included a vignette showing Kane's mask on fire; featured an ad promoting the WWE Network; included Vickie Guerrero and Goldust as presenters for 'A Lister of the Year' with the nominees - Snooki, the Muppets, Hugh Jackman, and Cee-Lo Green, with Snooki winning; Snooki then appeared on the big screen in a pretaped clip in which she thanked the crowd and praised Ryder; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Henry regarding his upcoming match with Cena and defending against Show in a chairs match at TLC; included Rey Mysterio Jr. presenting for "Superstar of the Year" with nominees Randy Orton, Miz, Punk, Alberto Del Rio, Henry, and Cena, with Punk winning; Mysterio then introduced Punk, with Laurinaitis walking out and saying Punk was in no condition to win the award, and accepted it for him; featured a mysterious vignette promoting the Jan. 2, 2012 Raw, with a young boy saying his return would be dependant on the young girl featured in the clip; the family of a soldier serving in Afghanistan was shown sitting in the front row as Cole & Jerry Lawler discussed the following night's Tribute to the Troops:
The Big Show defeated Wade Barrett via disqualification at around the 2:30 mark when Show punched a steel chair out of Barrett's hand, moments after Show broke a table set up at ringside; during his entrance, Barrett said Show's award was premature considering what he would do to Randy Orton at TLC; Barrett then said he would target Show should he leave TLC with the World Heavyweight Title (the bout began during the commercial break)
WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated Zack Ryder, Daniel Bryan, and WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes at 15:22 by pinning Bryan with a reversal into the Zig Zag; prior to the bout, it was announced Booker T would challenge Rhodes at TLC; after the bout, Jerry Lawler entered the ring to find out who won "Trending Star of the Year," with it being revealed that Ryder trended worldwide during the bout and thus won the Slammy; moments later, Ziggler hit the Zig Zag on Ryder and left the ring with the Slammy
Alberto Del Rio & Mike Mizanin defeated WWE World Champion CM Punk & Randy Orton at 12:40 when Miz pinned Punk with the Skull Crushing Finale, moments after Wade Barrett attacked Orton on the floor and escaped through the crowd; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the bout; tables, ladders, and chairs were positioned around the ring for the match; after the contest, Orton followed Barrett through the crowd before Miz & ADR double teamed Punk with a ladder; ADR then used the ladder to apply the cross armbreaker, with Miz taking the mic and saying either he or ADR would become WWE World Champion at TLC
Sheamus fought Jinder Mahal to a no contest when, after Mahal cut a promo on his way to the ring, Sheamus kicked him in the face and then left the ring
John Cena fought World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry in a non-title match to a no contest at the 10-minute mark when Kane appeared in a new mask and outfit, cleared Henry from the ring, and dropped Cena with the chokeslam; during the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" after the bout, Kane lifted his mask to reveal an updated version of his trademark mask underneath; Henry sustained an injured groin in the match

12/19/11; Philadelphia, PA; Wells Fargo Center
12/19/11 - featured an opening drum roll, followed by an introduction by WWE World Champion CM Punk - not shown - in which he first insulted John Laurinaitis before revealing the result of the TLC match the night before, then walking out to the entrance stage and the ring; Punk then cut an in-ring promo on his win, and Ricardo Rodriguez's fall through a table, before addressing the WWE US Title match at TLC; Punk then introduced Zack Ryder as the new champion; Punk followed and asked the fans who win the TLC chairs match between Mark Henry and the Big Show, then adding it was Show but Daniel Bryan was the new World Heavyweight Champion; Bryan then came out to the ring; Punk then noted the "pro wrestling" history in Philadelphia, with some chanting "ECW" before Punk noted he met Bryan at the Murphy Rec Center 10 years earlier just down the street, before then praising Ryder and Bryan for breaking their backs for the crowd and having something to show for it; Ryder then took the mic, said he called his dad earlier in the day to make sure his title win was real; Bryan followed, saying some said he shouldn't have ever made it to the WWE and noted Michael Cole among them; moments later, Mike Mizanin appeared at the entrance stage, followed by Dolph Ziggler and Alberto Del Rio; the three then circled the ring but were held off by the champions; moments later, Ryder was attacked on the floor, with Punk and Bryan chasing the three up the ramp until Laurinaitis walked out and said Miz, Ziggler, & ADR would face Punk, Bryan, & Ryder; included the announcement Kevin Nash would be out at least 6 weeks after the injuries he sustained at TLC; featured an ad promoting 'Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line from the Most Popular Superstar of All Time;' included a graphic urging fans to vote for the Rock as Entertainment Weekly's Badass of the Year; featured an ad promoting the WWE Network in 2012; included an in-ring promo by John Cena in which he addressed the attack he sustained the previous week from Kane, then called out Kane; moments later, Mark Henry appeared instead and limped to the ring while replying to Cena, prompting a chant from the crowd of "Sexual Chocolate;" Henry then entered the ring and said Cena would have to worry about him, with Kane's pyro then going off and Kane walking out to the ring; moments later, Kane confronted Henry at ringside before ignoring him and fighting with Cena in the ring; Kane eventually threw Cena over the announce table, assaulted him, ripped his shirt off, and then left ringside; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes about his win at TLC over Booker T, with Rhodes making fun of the Royal Rumble Santino Marella ad; moments later, Santino walked in and taunted Rhodes with his cobra snake puppet, noting their match later in the show; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read TLC was the most socially active show on TV, beating the Simpsons, Family Guy, and Survivor; featured Cena's closing in-ring promo from Tribute to the Troops, thanking the troops for their service, followed by a video package set to Nickelback's "We Must Stand Together;" included a WrestleMania 28 ad; featured an ad promoting 'Inside Out' and 'The Reunion' on DVD and Blu-ray; included a backstage segment with Laurinaitis, Nikki & Brie Bella, and David Otunga in which the Bellas argued, with Laurinaitis telling them he would take care of it and the two then kissing him on the cheek; moments later, Vickie Guerrero showed up, with Hornswoggle appearing behind her with mistletoe and kissing her; featured a video package focusing on Ryder's US title win and comments from his dad after the show; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Show about winning and then losing the World Heavyweight Title at TLC, with an emotional Show noting he spent 9 years chasing the belt only to lose it seconds later; after Matthews noted Show probably had the shortest world title run in history, Show stared at him and then walked off:
Randy Orton defeated Wade Barrett via disqualification at 8:01 when Barrett struck Orton in the eye with his thumb; during Orton's entrance, a YouTube link briefly appeared on screen; after the match, Barrett continued to attack Orton and dropped him with the sidewalk slam; moments later, Barrett pulled a table out from under the ring, set it up in the ring, and put Orton through it with Wasteland; referees then came out to tend to Orton as Barrett left the ring
Alicia Fox pinned WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix in a non-title match at the 48-second mark with the somersault legdrop; after the contest, Alicia took the mic and said she hopes the fans have a foxy holiday
Sheamus pinned Jinder Mahal with the crucifix powerbomb at 1:55; during his entrance, Mahal said he would put Sheamus in his place (Mahal's first appearance wearing a turban to the ring)
Primo Colon & Epico (w/ Rosa Mendes) defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso at 2:54 when Epico scored the pin with the Back Stabber after the Uso knocked Primo to the floor with a superkick; during the bout, WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne were shown watching on backstage; during the bout, Jerry Lawler accidentally referred to Primo as Carlito
WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes pinned Santino Marella in a non-title match with the Alabama Slam at 1:25
WWE World Champion CM Punk, World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan, & WWE US Champion Zack Ryder defeated Mike Mizanin, Alberto Del Rio, & Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 13:13 when ADR submitted to Bryan's LeBell Lock; during ADR's entrance, a vignette interrupted showing a playground and young boy and girl in a classroom, with the girl throwing a notebook off the table as the boy stood in the corner; the word "prophetless" then appeared; Ryder, Bryan, & Punk made their individual entrances by coming through the crowd; late in the bout, ADR sustained a torn groin muscle following a missile dropkick from Bryan; after the contest, Punk, Ryder, & Bryan stood on the commentary table and barricade and played to the crowd

12/26/11; Chicago, IL; AllState Arena
12/26/11 - featured an opening segment in which John Laurinaitis came out to the theme music of WWE World Champion CM Punk, and dressed as Punk, in which he said his appearance was a surprise to the fans expecting Punk and that was an example of how unpredictable and exciting he is as the Raw GM; Laurinaitis then said he was a Punk believer, with the real Punk then coming out to a rousing ovation and saying Laurinaitis was poking him with a stick to try to get a reaction from him; Laurinaitis then said he was letting Punk take the night off, then saying he was joking just to show off how unpredictable he could be; he followed by saying Punk would be in a match, then another match, then a third match, with the winner of the fall getting a title match the following week should they beat him; Punk then questioned what should happen when he beats Laurinaitis's three men, then proposing he gets a match with Laurinaitis should he win the gauntlet match; after the crowd chanted "You can't wrestle" at Laurinaitis, Punk noted they must have been watching All Japan tapes; after Punk continued to prod Laurinaitis, he agreed to the stiuplation to face Punk should Punk win; as Punk celebrated in the ring, a vignette aired speaking of a force that shall arrive to reclaim what is his before "The End Begins" and "Next Monday" appeared on screen; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE's Twitter network has more than 13 million followers, led by John Cena who has 1,231,720; featured a backstage segment in which WWE US Champion Zack Ryder thanked Cena for all his help, with the crowd then booing, with Cena then saying he didn't owe Ryder a thing and Ryder did it all himself and never gave up; Cena then said he would go out to the ring later to confront Kane; following the segment, Jerry Lawler announced to the crowd that Punk's opponents in the gauntlet match would be #1: Jack Swagger, #2: Dolph Ziggler, and #3: Mark Henry; included a backstage segment in which Big Show was speaking with Kelly Kelly until Scott Armstrong came in and told Show that Laurinaitis needed to urgently speak with him in his office; featured a backstage segment with Laurinaitis, alongside David Otunga, spoke on the phone with Brodus Clay and said he would debut the following week; Show then walked in and was questioned about his punching Otunga on Smackdown, with Laurinaitis setting up a match between the two for later in the show, with Show's arm tied behind his back; included a backstage segment with Swagger and Ziggler in which the two argued over who would beat Punk later in the show, with Vickie Guerrero interrupting and telling them it didn't matter who beats Punk as long as one of them did; Henry then walked in to remind them he was in the match too; featured an ad promoting 'WWE Best Pay-Per-View Matches of 2011;' included an ad promoting the WWE Network in 2012; featured a segment in which Ricardo Rodriguez, wearing a neckbrace, brought out Alberto Del Rio, in a wheelchair, to the entrance stage, with ADR complaining that he tore his groin the previous week; Nikki & Brie Bella then walked out, told the fans to treat ADR with respect, and then argued until ADR yelled at them and sent them backstage; ADR then said he would be back and would be more aggressive than ever; featured a clip from WWE '12 of Punk vs. Henry, teasing a possible match between the two in the gauntlet match; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people attended WWE live events the previous year than the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup, and X Games combined; featured the announcement Randy Orton would face Wade Barrett in a falls count anywhere match on Smackdown; included a closing in-ring promo by Kane, with Cena walking out to the entrance stage moments later as Kane explained Cena was lying to the people by telling them to rise above hate and that it was OK to hate; as Kane took exception to Cena and what he stood for, without Cena responding, the crowd chanted "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" Kane then told Cena that the last thing he would hear in 2011 would be "Cena sucks," with the crowd then chanting louder as the show ended and Cena lowered his head:
Booker T pinned WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes in a non-title match with the scissors kick at 12:02 after fighting off an attempt at Crossroads; after the match, Booker did the Spinaroonie
WWE US Champion Zack Ryder & Eve defeated Tyson Kidd & Natalya Neidhart at 3:02 when Ryder pinned Kidd with the Rough Ryder; during the match, it was noted the 1,000th episode of Raw would air July 29, 2012
John Cena defeated Mike Mizanin via count-out in an impromptu match at 2:22 when Miz went out to the floor to cut a promo saying he beat Cena at WrestleMania, where it mattered; prior to the bout, Cena cut an in-ring promo in which he noted he made his WWE debut in the arena and the crowd is sometimes more than salty towards him, then noted Eddie Guerrero was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame there and Punk beat Cena for the title in July; after Cena called out Kane, Miz walked out instead and noted his win over Cena at WrestleMania, adding that it was tainted because of the Rock; Cena then said he would face Miz then and there and called for a referee to come out; after the bout, Miz continued to rant on the crowd before R-Tuth came out, attacked Miz at ringside, and assaulted him on the announce table and threw him into the ringside steps; Truth then grabbed a mic, held Miz by the face, and said he wanted every Monday night to be like Christmas and would take his time getting revenge (Truth's surprise return after a month absence)
The Big Show defeated David Otunga via disqualification at 1:59 when, after Show threw Otunga to the floor, Mark Henry walked out and entered the ring; Show had to wrestle the match with his right arm tied behind his back; after the contest, with Show's arm still tied, Henry attacked Show until World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan ran out to distract him; Show then scared Henry to the ring before dropping Otunga with a chokeslam in the ring
Gauntlet Match: WWE World Champion CM Punk pinned Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero) in a non-title match with a kick to the head at 4:26; after the fall, Swagger attacked Punk from behind and injured his leg; stipulations stated Punk would defend the title the following week against Swagger if he lost and would advance to meet Dolph Ziggler if he won
Gauntlet Match: Dolph Ziggler pinned WWE World Champion CM Punk in a non-title match at around the 10-minute mark with the Zig Zag after Punk became distracted by John Laurinaitis on the ring apron; late in the match, Laurinaitis walked out and had Vickie Guerrero and Jack Swagger, who were ringside in Ziggler's corner, ejected for Vickie interfering moments earlier; while Laurinaitis had them ejected, Punk had Ziggler covered after kicking him in the head, with the referee not noticing; after the match, Ziggler ran around the ring, celebrating with the title belt; stipulations stated Punk would defend the title the following week against Ziggler if he lost and would advance to meet Mark Henry if he won; had Punk faced and beaten Henry, he would have immediately faced Laurinaitis in a match as well

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