WWF / WWE RAW (1993-Present)

2012

1/2/12; Memphis, TN; Fed-Ex Forum
1/2/12 - featured an opening in-ring promo by John Cena in which he said he had some resolutions for himself - to wear less underwear, to ban his father from WWE TV, and to prove to the Rock at WrestleMania that he has lost his lady parts; Cena went on to say he would remain true to himself and his convictions; moments later, he said his reaction the previous week was to Kane, not the fans who pay to voice their opinions; Cena went on to thank the fans until Kane interrupted and said Cena may change his mind later in the show; included a vignette of a young boy and girl in a classroom, with the phrase "The End Begins Tonight" then appearing; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Smackdown was the #1 show on SyFy for the 65th straight week; included a backstage segment with John Laurinaitis and Mike Mizanin speaking about R-Truth's attack on Miz the previous week, with Laurinaitis saying Miz was scared and he would make sure Truth wouldn't attack Miz during Miz's scheduled match against Sheamus; Miz then stormed out of the office, not noticing Truth was watching him; Truth then quacked like a duck after Miz was out of the shot; featured a video package recapping the 1988 Royal Rumble; included a backstage segment with Miz, Nikki & Brie Bella in which Miz asked if they had seen Truth, then carefully snuck away before Truth was shown looking on; featured an ad promoting 'The Best WWE Pay-Per-View Matches of 2011;' included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Dolph Ziggler, alongside Vickie Guerrero, regarding his title shot against WWE World Champion CM Punk; featured a backstage segment with WWE US Champion Zack Ryder and Eve, which was interrupted by Jack Swagger who said Ryder was an imposter of a champion and he himself was born to win the title; Laurinaitis then walked in and said Swagger, Mark Henry, & Kane would face Ryder, Big Show, & Cena in an elimination match later in the show; featured a second vignette with the boy and girl before the words "He is Here" appeared; included a video package recapping the 1995 Royal Rumble; featured a backstage segment with Punk, Laurinaitis, and David Otunga in which Punk blamed Laurinaitis for his loss earlier in the show, with Laurinaitis saying Punk would face Ziggler for the title at Royal Rumble and he himself would be the guest referee; Punk then said Otunga would be handy if Laurinaitis screws him out of the title and he would be charged with animal cruelty for beating Laurinaitis like a bitch; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watched the previous week's Raw than every show on Fox, CW, and ABC; a final vignette with the boy and girl, leading to the boy saying it was time; moments later, Chris Jericho walked into the arena and took several turns greeting the fans around ringside; several minutes later, he continued playing to the crowd without ever speaking over the mic; Jericho then did another lap around ringside, then walked up the ramp to the entrance stage where he continued playing to the crowd and then, as some in the crowd started to boo, he returned backstage (Jericho's surprise return after more than a year's absence):
World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan pinned WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes in a non-title match at 3:20 with an inside cradle reversal out of a suplex attempt; after the bout, Bryan stood on the barricade to play to the crowd
Wade Barrett pinned Santino Marella with the Winds of Change sidewalk slam at 1:20; prior to the bout, Barrett cut an in-ring promo about how great his 2012 was since it didn't have Randy Orton in it, then stating he would go on to win the 2012 Royal Rumble and main event WrestleMania; after Marella noted he was in the 2011 match longer than Barrett, he said he would run Barrett over in the 2012 match
Sheamus fought Mike Mizanin to a no contest when Miz jumped Sheamus before the bout, with Sheamus eventually gaining the upperhand and clearing Miz into the crowd; moments later, R-Truth's voice could be heard before he revealed himself as being just 20 feet up in the stands; Truth went on to say he found Little Jimmy in the crowd and Little Jimmy didn't like Miz and that Miz needed to "get got;" Miz then escaped back into the ringside area where he immediately was kicked in the head by Sheamus; moments later, Truth smacked a bottle of water against Miz's head; Truth then walked up the stands as he said his beatdown was brought to you by Little Jimmy, then giving a little kid next to him the mic to say "Happy New Year, Miz!"
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated WWE World Champion CM Punk via count-out at 13:04, after Punk fell out to the floor and injured his arm; late in the bout, John Laurinaitis came out and spoke with the referee about an exposed turnbuckle as Punk had Ziggler tapping out to the Anaconda Vice; Laurinaitis was seen pulling down the top rope during the finish, which caused Punk to fall to the floor; after the match, Ziggler took the title belt and celebrated in the crowd
Nikki & Brie Bella defeated Kelly Kelly & Eve at 2:06 when Eve was pinned with an inside cradle after the Bellas switched places in the ring, moments after Eve hit the moonsault on the legal Bella
John Cena, the Big Show, & WWE US Champion Zack Ryder defeated Mark Henry & Jack Swagger in a handicap elimination match at 8:23; Kane was to be part of the Henry & Swagger team but, following Kane's entrance music, David Otunga came out and told the referee that Kane was not participating and it was now a handicap match; Henry and Show were both counted out at 6:17 after Show scared Henry to the floor and hit him with a steel chair; Cena pinned Swagger with the FU; after the match, Kane's music started playing, prompting Cena to go out to the floor, not noticing Kane came from under the ring, assaulted Ryder, and then choked Cena out on the floor; moments later, Kane returned to the ring and tried to pull Ryder down into the hole with him, with Cena then making the save and pulling him out; a giant flame then shot out of the hole in the ring while Kane's red lighting and music played as the show ended

1/9/12; Corpus Christi, TX
1/9/12 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Kane in which he said the fans lived their lives by doing things they really hated, then said John Cena represented hope, success, and everything the fans aspire to be but cannot; moments later, he noted his attack the previous week on WWE US Champion Zack Ryder, someone the fans built up and believe in, and that he was looking for consequences for those who do not embrace hate; Cena then appeared, with the two brawling in the ring, in the aisle, backstage, and outside of the arena; after several minutes, Kane knocked Cena down and then disappeared; included an in-ring segment with Mike Mizanin and John Laurinaitis, alongside David Otunga, in which Miz said Laurinaitis wasn't protecting him properly from R-Truth, with Laurinaitis saying that wasn't his problem and he already had big plans with Brodus Clay's return later in the show; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Andre the Giant was the first WWE Hall of Fame inductee, on March 22, 1993; included a video package announcing Edge would be inducted into the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame, set to "Tonight" by Seether, with comments from Cena, Christian, WWE World Champion CM Punk, and Randy Orton; featured a backstage segment showing Miz pleading with Mason Ryan to protect him, with Ryan walking off; included a backstage segment with Ryder, on the phone with his dad, finding Eve and asking her out on a date later that night; Eve hesitated but then said yes, after her match with WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix later in the show; after the two walked off, Kane was shown looking on; featured a video package showing the 1994 Royal Rumble, co-won by Bret Hart and Lex Luger; included a segment showing Ryder brushing his teeth in the bathroom, then leaving after hearing weird sounds; featured a backstage segment with Miz pleading with Primo Colon, Epico, and Rosa Mendes to protect him; after they left, Punk walked past, with Miz storming off frustrated; included a backstage segment with Ryder thanking Cena for his help the previous week, during which Cena noted Ryder passed Miz as one of the most followed WWE superstars; Cena then told Ryder to keep it together and left, with Ryder then acting freaked out; featured an ad promoting the WWE Network; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE Be a Star won Best Social Good Cause Campaign of 2011; included a backstage segment in which Nikki & Brie Bella tried to give Ricardo Rodriguez a message for Alberto Del Rio, with Miz then walking in and telling Ricardo to go out to the ring, draw out R-Truth, and Miz would do the rest; after Ricardo turned him down, Miz threatened to injure him just like he did Truth; featured the announcement that the Four Horsemen - Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Barry Windham, and JJ Dillon - would be inducted into the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame, with comments from Shawn Michaels, Jim Ross, Dusty Rhodes, and Steve Austin; included an in-ring segment in which Ricardo reluctantly made fun of Truth and his mother before Truth walked out, said he was a good R-Truth, and Little Jimmy told him to let Ricardo go; after Truth asked the crowd whether he should let Ricardo go, and they said no, he had Ricardo sing "La Cucaracha;" Ricardo then sang it, reluctantly at first before then getting into it and doing his own remix version; moments later, Ricardo accidentally knocked Truth's mic out of his hand, with Truth hitting the What's Up before he was then attacked by Miz; Truth eventually fought Miz off and chased him into the crowd; featured a segment in which Justin Roberts introduced Chris Jericho, noting he was the only man to beat the Rock and Austin in the same night, with Jericho then appearing as he did the week before, playing to the crowd, going around the ring slapping hands, and then entering the ring with a mic; following a "Y2J" chant, Jericho continued to playing to the crowd until he suddenly became emotional and cried as the fans slowly began to boo; moments later, Jericho left the ring and returned backstage, not before pounding his chest as a symbol to the fans; included a video package recapping Steve Austin winning the 1998 Royal Rumble; featured the announcement Ryder would defend against Jack Swagger the following week; included a segment showing Ryder trying to fix the tire as Eve looked on:
Sheamus & Santino Marella defeated Wade Barrett & Jinder Mahal at 2:54 when Marella pinned Mahal with the Cobra after Sheamus kicked Mahal in the face
World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan defeated WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston in a non-title match via submission with the LeBell Lock at 1:19; after the match, Bryan stood on the barricade and announce table to celebrate his win; moments later, the Big Show joined Bryan in the ring and took the mic, only to be interrupted by Bryan who said the title was too important for their match to have ended the way it did on Smackdown and said he would give Show a title match whenever he wanted; Show responded by saying Teddy Long already set up a No DQ, no count-out match for the title on Smackdown; Show then extended his hand to Bryan to shake, with Bryan reluctantly shaking it
Brodus Clay pinned Curt Hawkins with a running crossbody at 1:08; Naomi and Ariane from Tough Enough served as his escorts (Clay's debut as 'the Funkasaurus')
WWE World Champion CM Punk pinned Jack Swagger (w/ Dolph Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero) at 13:49 with the flying elbowsmash; prior to the bout, John Laurinaitis said if Punk was able to beat Swagger then both Swagger and Vickie would be banned from ringside at the Royal Rumble, then telling Ziggler he would face John Cena later in the show; the finish came off confusing, making it look as though that wasn't the planned finish; after the bout, Laurinaitis congratulated Punk on his win before Ziggler was shown watching on from the floor; in replays, video showed Swagger had his shoulder up during the cover and it was noted by the commentary team
Eve fought WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix to a no contest in a non-title match when, following Eve's entrance, Kane's music began to play; moments later, WWE US Champion Zack Ryder ran to the ring and rushed Eve backstage before Kane appeared; Ryder then ran Eve into her car, only to notice the tire was flat; Ryder then worked on the tire as Eve sat in the car
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated John Cena via count-out around the 6-minute mark after Cena left the match to find Kane backstage; earlier in the bout, Kane assaulted WWE US Champion Zack Ryder outside the arena, eventually dropping Ryder with a chokeslam onto a wood pallette several feet below; after Cena walked out of the building, Kane assaulted him and eventually choked him out as the show ended

1/16/12; Anaheim, CA; Honda Center
1/16/12 - featured an opening video paying tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.; included an in-ring promo by Mick Foely in which he said he was happy to be back at the site of Disney Land, noted he headlined WrestleMania at the same venue, and said he had one more dream; Foley then said he had two new kids who never got to see their dad in the ring; Foley then said he would be one of the 30 man in the 2012 Royal Rumble; moments later, Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler interrupted, with Ziggler calling Foley out for taking one of the 30 spots, taking that spot away from a hard-working WWE superstar who had worked all year long to get in the match; Ziggler then made fun that Foley could be eliminated within seconds, letting down his family in the process; Foley responded by saying the match was unpredictable and he could just as well pull a high number and planned to win and go back to WrestleMania; Ziggler then said it would be a letdown if he were to win the WWE World Title only to have to put it up against Foley at WrestleMania; WWE World Champion CM Punk then interrupted, said he and Foley had a lot in common - that they don't hide behind a woman and they like to do their own talking; Punk went on to insult Ziggler for having his own hand-picked referee for the Royal Rumble match and said it would be "damn cool" to face Foley at WrestleMania; as Vickie and Punk argued, John Laurinaitis walked out, said he would be unbaised at the Rumble, and said he would consider Foley's request to be in the Rumble match only to then reject the offer; Vickie then laughed in Foley's face to end the segment; featured a backstage segment with Laurinaitis and David Otunga, with Laurinaitis telling someone off camera that it would be Ziggler, Mark Henry, & Otunga against Punk, World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan, and him; the camera then panned over to show a smiling Chris Jericho; the match was originally scheduled as Punk & Bryan vs. Henry & Ziggler; included an ad promoting the Las Vegas Smackdown later in the week; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE US Champion Zack Ryder, his ribs taped, alongside Eve in which Eve said Zack should be at home recovering; Ryder then said he was going out to the ring and wasn't going for forfeit the belt, with Eve then telling Ryder she was coming with; included an ad promoting John Cena vs. the Rock at WrestleMania 28; featured a video package on the 1992 Royal Rumble won by Ric Flair; included a backstage segment with Laurinaitis and John Cena in which Cena blamed Laurinaitis for Ryder's title loss, with Laurinaitis saying Cena would face Kane at the Royal Rumble and would face Jack Swagger up next; during the segment, the crowd chanted "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" featured an ad promoting 'WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches of 2011;' included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the WWE was proud to partner with the National Literacy Trust in the UK; featured footage of the Bryan vs. Show match the previous week on Smackdown, during which Show accidentally knocked down AJ:
WWE Tag Team Champions Primo Colon & Epico (w/ Rosa Mendes) defeated Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne at 2:19 when Epico pinned Bourne with the Back Stabber after crotching Bourne on the top, moments after Primo rammed Kofi into the ringpost on the floor; prior to the bout, footage was shown of how Primo & Epico won the titles the previous night in Oakland
Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned WWE US Champion Zack Ryder (w/ Eve) to win the title at 3:23 with a gutwrench powerbomb after twice hitting the move earlier in the bout; prior to Swagger's entrance, footage was shown of Kane attacking Ryder the previous week; Ryder's ribs were heavily taped for the match; following the commercial break, John Laurinaitis found Ryder and Eve backstage and apologized for having Ryder wrestle when he didn't realize Ryder wasn't even medically cleared to compete; when Eve spoke up, Laurinaitis told her to shut her mouth
Kelly Kelly & Alicia Fox defeated Nikki & Brie Bella at the 57-second mark when Kelly scored the pin with a roll up after guest ring announcere Perez Hilton prevented the Bellas from switching places behind the referee's back; during the match, Jerry Lawler accidentally referred to "Perez" as "Paris Hilton;" after the bout, the Bellas knocked Perez down before they were cleared from the ring by Kelly & Alicia
R-Truth defeated Sheamus, Mike Mizanin, and Wade Barrett in an impromptu battle royal at 4:09; Barrett by Sheamus, Miz, and Truth (1:21); Sheamus & Miz by Truth as Sheamus tried to eliminate Miz; prior to the bout, Truth attempted an in-ring promo but, before he could speak, Barrett walked out, said he would win the 2012 Royal Rumble, made fun that Mick Foley wouldn't be in the bout, but noted both he and Truth would be in the Rumble; Truth responded by saying he went to Disney Land earlier in the day, then showing photos of meeting Mickey and Minnie and Donald Duck; Truth then showed a photo of him meeting Pinnochio, with Pinnochio's nose growing after saying Barrett would win the Rumble match; Truth then made fun of Pinnochio's nose growing, saying he wasn't sure if it was PG; Miz then jumped Truth from behind, with the three men fighting each other until Sheamus ran out to make the save; Teddy Long then appeared and ordered the men to compete in a battle royal; after the bout, Sheamus knocked Miz out with a boot to the face on the floor
John Cena fought WWE US Champion Jack Swagger to a no contest in a non-title match when Cena jumped Swagger before the opening bell and assaulted him and out of the ring; the crowd then chanted "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks" as Cena continued to attack Swagger on the floor; Cena eventually went to stomp Swagger's head, as it lay across the steel ring steps, and instead went to crush Swagger with another pair of steps; Kane's music and entrance then played, with Kane appearing on the big screen and saying he was impressed with Cena's rage and hoped he will have embraced the hate by the time of the Royal Rumble
Brodus Clay (w/ Naomi and Cameron) pinned JTG at 1:09 with the running crossbody
WWE World Champion CM Punk, World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan, & Chris Jericho defeated Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero), Mark Henry, & David Otunga at 14:10 when an interfering Mick Foley applied the Mandible Claw on Otunga; during his entrance, Bryan took a mic and blamed Big Show for intentionally knocking down AJ in his quest to take Bryan's title; Bryan went on to say Show shouldn't show his face on Smackdown and he would make him pay if he does; Bryan went on to dedicate his title match against Henry on Smackdown to AJ; Jericho walked out of the bout at the 7-minute mark after being tagged into the bout; Bryan was assaulted by Henry and was chased from ringside at the 11-minute mark, with Foley coming out moments later to be Punk's tag team partner; after the contest, John Laurinaitis walked out and gave the win to Ziggler, Henry, & Otunga before Punk talked back to him, saying he wasn't going to do that and there was nothing he could do to change it; Punk then noted Laurinaitis's brother was one half of the Road Warriors, was boring, vanilla, and it killed him that he never made it to WWE as a wrestler; Punk went on to say Laurinaitis didn't have an original thought in his body and he was simply jealous of him; Punk went on to say he would still be better than him after the Royal Rumble and he would kick his ass; Punk finished by calling Laurinaitis pathetic and left the ring; moments later, Laurinaitis addressed the crowd, with Foley telling him to admit he was going to screw Punk at the Rumble and that he was a kiss ass; Laurinaitis then said he would screw Punk, was tired of being disrespected and bullied, and then struck Foley with the microphone

1/23/12; Phoenix, AZ; US Airways Center
1/23/12 - featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE World Champion CM Punk in which he noted all three of Dolph Ziggler's recent wins over him were hand delivered by John Laurinaitis, who he then said was a failure and that he sucks at life; Punk then showed footage of Laurinaitis punching Mick Foley the previous week and threatened to break Laurinaitis's arms to prevent him from being screwed over by a biased referee at the Royal Rumble; Laurinaitis was then dared to come out and tell Punk to his face what he told Foley the previous week; moments later, John Cena appeared instead, to a mixed reaction, and called out Laurinaitis for cosing Zack Ryder the WWE US Title, then demanding he give him a match with Kane later in the show, and then resign; as Punk continued to insult Laurinaitis, Laurinaitis then interrupted and said he stood by his comment the previous week and wouldn't be intimidated by Punk or Cena; Laurinaitis then said Kane would face Ryder in a falls count anywhere match and, should Cena interfere, Ryder would never get a US title rematch; Laurinaitis then said Cena and Punk would compete in the opening tag team match, then returned backstage; moments later, Vickie Guerrero brought out Dolph Ziggler & WWE US Champion Jack Swagger; included an in-ring segment of the Highlight Reel with Chris Jericho in which he didn't speak, then returned backstage, came out with a T-shirt gun, and shot a T-shirt into the crowd; Jericho then hushed the crowd and showed a recap of his WWE career dating back to 1999 and going up to 2009; Jericho then continued to hush the crowd before saying it would be the end of the world as you know it at the Royal Rumble; featured a video package recapping the history of the Royal Rumble; included a backstage segment with Mick Foley, Zack Ryder - his ribs taped, and Eve in which Foley encouraged Ryder before his match with Kane; after Foley left, Eve tried to talk Ryder out of the match; moments later, Cena appeared and offered his help, with Ryder telling him to stay out of it because he wanted his WWE US title rematch; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Mike Mizanin regarding his upcoming match with R-Truth, with Miz noting Big Show, Alex Riley, and John Morrison already know what it's like to team with Miz and then turn on Miz; Truth then walked in pretending to be with market research and said the fans keep asking what else was on whenever Miz was on TV, then called Miz WWE's #1 jackass; the two then yelled at each other until Laurinaitis, with David Otunga, interrupted and said the loser of Miz vs. Truth would be the #1 entrant in the Royal Rumble; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Smackdown was seen by more people than both of the NBA basketball games on ESPN; featured a video package recapping the 2007 Royal Rumble, won by the Undertaker; included the announcement that Ryder sustained a broken back in his match against Kane; featured a backstage segment showing Laurinaitis working out with Otunga giving him an important fax which Laurinaitis read but didn't like; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE has been granting wishes with the Make-a-Wish Foundation for 30 years and continues to grant 200 wishes a year:
Dolph Ziggler & WWE US Champion Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated WWE World Champion CM Punk & John Cena at 11:09 when Ziggler pinned Punk with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after Punk knocked John Laurinaitis off the ring apron, as Cena had Swagger in the STFU on the floor; during their entrance, Ziggler took the mic and told Punk to worry more about him and less about Laurinaitis, with Swagger then telling Cena he was dead meat for what he did to him the previous week; Laurinaitis remained ringside for the bout; after the contest, Punk took the mic and told Laurinaitis planned on screwing him at the Rumble just like he planned to beat the hell out of Laurinaitis; Punk then challenged Laurinaitis to, for one night only, be a WWE superstar and face him later in the show
Kane fought Zack Ryder to a no contest in a falls count anywhere match at around the 12-minute mark when, after Kane dropped Ryder with a chokeslam through the stage and then stalked Eve, John Cena appeared at the entrance and scared Kane off; Ryder's ribs were heavily taped for the bout; stipulations stated Cena couldn't interfere in the match or Ryder would never get a WWE US Title rematch; after the bout, Ryder was placed on a backboard and in a neckbrace; following the commercial break, Ryder was taken backstage on a stretcher and placed into the back of an ambulance; Cena then said he would take care of it, with Eve blaming Cena, telling him it was all his fault, and she was riding in the ambulance with Ryder; Josh Matthews then interviewed Cena about what just happened, with Cena glaring at him and slapping the mic out of his hand; Cena then glared at the cameraman as the show went to commercial; Dean Malenko appeared on camera while Ryder was helped backstage; the segment of the stage was roped off for the remainder of the show (The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012)
Sheamus pinned Jinder Mahal with the boot to the face at 3:12; early in the bout, Wade Barrett came out to provide guest commentary for the match; after the contest, Barrett went to leave ringside before he was challenged to get in the ring by Sheamus; Barrett acted like he would enter but then backed off; Sheamus then took the mic and told Barrett he would be the last man standing in the ring to win the Royal Rumble
Brodus Clay (w/ Cameron & Naomi) pinned Heath Slater with the running crossbody at the 52-second mark; William Regal provided guest commentary for the match
R-Truth pinned Mike Mizanin with the What's Up at 8:12; stipulations stated the loser would be the #1 entrant in the Royal Rumble match
WWE World Champion CM Punk fought John Laurinaitis (w/ David Otunga) to a no contest in a non-title match; during Laurinaitis's entrance, it was noted he was a champion in All Japan Pro Wrestling and wrestled the likes of Steve Williams and Stan Hansen; after coming to the ring, Laurinaitis had Otunga read the fax they received earlier in the show from the board of directors which called into question his actions as Raw interim GM and his status was under review; the fax also read he would have a formal job evaluation the next week to see whether he keeps the job or is terminated, and the evaluation would be from Triple H; Punk then said now nothing was stopping him from kicking the teeth out of his face before Triple H fires him, with Laurinaitis said it was a wakeup call and wanted to apologize to Punk and the fans; Laurinaitis then said he would allow Mick Foley to be in the Royal Rumble match, with Punk then saying he hoped Triple H inherited Vince McMahon's "You're fired;" Laurinaitis then said his match with Punk wasn't going to happen but Punk would face Otunga, with Otunga immediately attacking Punk; Punk fought off Otunga and locked him in the Anaconda Vice, with Otunga quickly tapping out; moments later, Punk cornered Laurinaitis, cleared Otunga from the ring, and dropped Laurinaitis with the Go To Sleep; Dolph Ziggler then ran out and dropped Punk with the Zig Zag to close the show

1/30/12; Kansas City, MO; Sprint Center
1/30/12 - featured an opening in-ring promo by John Laurinaitis in which he admitted to having made mistakes but that he had done a good job as interim Raw GM and was looking forward to his performance review later in the show by Triple H; Laurinaitis then said he did a great job as guest referee at the Royal Rumble; Laurinaitis then said WWE World Champion CM Punk, Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler, Mike Mizanin, R-Truth, and Chris Jericho would battle in the Elimination Chamber; he then went on to discuss some of the matches set for the night, including Punk vs. World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan; Punk then interrupted and led the crowd in singing "Na na na na, Goodbye" to Laurinaitis, implying Laurinaitis would be fired; Punk went on to say he didn't owe Laurinaitis an apology, called him a dork, and said he's given him great entertainment in the past several weeks, noting Laurinaitis can't speak on the mic, can't grasp the English language, and is able to suck and blow at the same time; Laurinaitis then said he wasn't going to take what Punk said personally and offered his hand to Punk to shake; Bryan then interrupted, made fun of the Punk vs. Laurinaitis soap opera, and said Punk wasn't much challenge considering he went through Mark Henry and Big Show in a steel cage match the previous night; Bryan went on to say he was a role model and vegan, with Bryan and Punk then exchanging words before Punk saying Laurinaitis was just trying to stir things up and he proposed he and Bryan put on the best wrestling match in the world; Sheamus then walked out, noted he won the Royal Rumble, and would be main eventing for one of the titles at WrestleMania; he went on to note Laurinaitis could be fired later in the show; Punk and Bryan then shook hands to close the segment; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 28; featured a backstage segment with Laurinaitis speaking with William Regal, Curt Hawkins, and others; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the Royal Rumble was the most socially active show on broadcast or network TV the previous month; featured a backstage segment with Punk and Bryan in which they talked about their vegan and straight edge backgrounds; included an ad promoting new WWE video content coming exclusively to YouTube on Wednesday; featured the announcement Mike Tyson would be inducted into the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame, as well as a look at the mainstream media coverage the announcement has already garnered; included comments from David Arquette, Angus T. Jones, Punk, John Cena, Melissa Farman, Alicia Fox, Eve, Sheamus, and others about being bullied and the 'Be A Star' program; featured a backstage segment with Laurinaitis and David Otunga in which they discussed Laurinaitis' chances later in the show; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Cena has more than 10 million Facebook followers, more than Jennifer Lopez, LeBron James, Kim Kardashian, Madonna, Oprah Winfrey, Johnny Depp, Dalai Lama, and the Rock; included a video package promoting the Rock for his WrestleMania match with Cena, set to Flo Rida's "Wild Ones;" featured a preview of the YouTube-exclusive WWE content that would go live Wednesday; included a closing in-ring segment in which Laurinaitis said Raw ratings are up against those from the previous year and praised himself; moments later, Triple H walked out and said Laurinaitis had been over involving himself to make himself a star and that he let personal issues cloud his judgment; Laurinaitis then apologized to the crowd, with the crowd booing him and rejecting his apology; Triple H then suggested he set up his own gauntlet match for Laurinaitis to wrestle, as he did to Punk weeks earlier; he then suggested Laurinaitis join a certain club that Vince McMahon used to have, with Laurinaitis getting down on his knees and putting on chapstick before Triple H made fun of him; Triple H then said the board gave him go ahead to return to run Raw whenever he wanted, with Triple H putting his arm around Laurinaitis as he was about to fire him; then the Undertaker's gong sounded, with pyro going off at the entrance stage before Taker walked out and joined Triple H in the ring; moments later, Taker looked up at the WrestleMania sign high above the ring, then ran his thumb across his throat at Triple H; Triple H then patted Taker on his shoulder and left the ring as the crowd began to boo; Taker then glanced back up at the sign as Triple H went backstage (Taker's surprise return after nearly a year absence):
Randy Orton pinned Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) with the RKO at 11:16; prior to the bout, Josh Matthews conducted an interview in one of the luxury boxes with Wade Barrett about his match against Orton later in the week on Smackdown; Matthews continued to interview Barrett during the contest about his interaction with Orton at the Royal Rumble
Brodus Clay (w/ Naomi & Camron) pinned Tyler Reks with the running crossbody at 1:05; prior to the bout, Brodus and his ladies danced in the ring with a disco ball above the ring
World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan defeated WWE World Champion CM Punk via disqualification at 15:05 after Chris Jericho pulled Bryan out of the ring and threw him into the barricade, then slid into the ring and dropped Punk with the Code Breaker; neither title was at stake in the match (The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012)
Kofi Kingston pinned Mike Mizanin with the spin kick to the face at 4:15; during his entrance, Miz made fun of Kingston's handstand at the Royal Rumble and noted his own 45-minute-plus performance, then saying he would earn his WrestleMania main event spot
WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix pinned Eve with the Glam Slam at the 31-second mark; after the contest, Kane appeared on the big screen and told Eve that it was all John Cena's fault for what happened to Zack Ryder; Kane then said Cena couldn't beat him or the Rock until he fully embraces the hate, and that he would continue to inflict pain on Ryder; Kane then said he would use Eve as a message; his pyro then went off, with Kane appearing behind Eve in the ring; moments later, John Cena ran out to make the save, with the two brwaling in the ring and at ringside before Cena twice rammed the ringsteps into Kane's face; Cena then attempted to drop Kane with the FU through the commentary table but Kane escaped and left through the crowd

2/6/12; Oklahoma City, OK; Chesapeake Energy Arena
2/6/12 - included an opening in-ring promo by Triple H in which he said he came out the previous week to fire John Laurinaitis, with Triple H saying Laurinaitis met with the board and the board asked him to delay any decision regarding his employment; he then discussed the return the following week of the Undertaker, noting it was Taker's return following WrestleMania when he was carted away from the ring; Triple H then said, for the first time, he wasn't humbled to be in Taker's presense the previous week and he felt sorry for him; he then introduced a video package recapping Taker's career, adding that was how he chose to remember him and not by the man he was when he came out the week before, and showed a package showing Taker being beaten down the previous year at WrestleMania; Triple H followed by respectfully declining the challenge for WrestleMania, adding he knows he would have to finish Taker should they meet again and maybe that's what Taker wants; as Triple H went to leave the ring, his music cut off and the lights went out in the arena; a video package then aired showing Taker reviewing the previous year's match and saying he would not let the image of him being carted off go down in history, adding the victory over Triple H meant nothing and he wanted vengeance; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Raw was seen by more people than Fear Factor or Rock Center; included an ad promoting WWE's new YouTube content; featured a WrestleMania ad noting the show was 55 days away; included a backstage segment showing Carl Edwards driving into the building and meeting with John Cena in footage taped the previous week, with Edwards asking Cena to wave the flag as the honorary starter in the Daytona 500 on Feb. 26; featured a video package on the Elimination Chamber; included an ad promoting 'The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2011;' featured an in-ring promo by Chris Jericho in which he said everyone in the company was a Jericho wannabe and his return spelled the end of the world as they knew it, adding Mike Mizanin, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Dolph Ziggler, and WWE World Champion CM Punk had all stolen various attributes from him; Jericho then said Punk was the worst offender, that he himself was the best and didn't need it written on a T-shirt to be true, and proved it by eliminating 28 other men from the Royal Rumble, including Randy Orton in his hometown; Jericho then said he was back to reclaim what was his; Punk then interrupted, walked to the ring, and didn't say a word before he held the title belt above his head; the champion then turned his back to Jericho, allowing him to jump him from behind should he choose, and then left the ring as Jericho yelled at him on the mic; included a John Cena video package to hype his match with Rock at WrestleMania, to the tune of Machine Gun Kelly's "Invincible;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic showing the Rock's Twitter following edge over Cena; included footage of the Rock appearing later in the night on 'The Tonight Show' and talking about returning to the ring at WrestleMania; featured a backstage segment with Triple H and Laurinaitis in which Laurinaitis said Shawn Michaels would be on the following week's show, then suggesting Cena face Kane in an ambulance match at Elimination Chamber; included the announcement that Laurinaitis' future in WWE would be announced at 10 a.m. the next morning on WWE.com; featured a backstage segment with Josh Matthews conducting an interview with Laurinaitis about his potential future in WWE:
The Big Show defeated World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan (w/ AJ, wearing a neckbrace) via count-out at 7:33 when, after Show almost collided with AJ on the floor, Bryan led her up the aisle to safety; moments later, Bryan took the mic and asked Show what kind of man he was, then saying he proved that when he ran into AJ the first time it was on purpose; Bryan then said everything would be the same after Elimination Chamber, including him still being champion
Sheamus pinned David Otunga in an impromptu match at 2:07 with the boot to the face; prior to the bout, Otunga took the mic, praised John Laurinaitis, and then did a Tim Tebow prayer pose before Justin Roberts announced, per Triple H, Otunga would compete in a match; Otunga wrestled the match in his street clothes, which were eventually ripped up by Sheamus
Randy Orton & the Great Khali defeated Wade Barrett & WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes at 3:43 when Khali blocked the Beautiful Disaster with a chop to the head; during the match, Orton and Khali argued; after the bout, the two faced off, with Orton eventually dropping Khali with the RKO
Eve, Alicia Fox, Kelly Kelly, & Tamina defeated WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix, Natalya Neidhart, Brie & Nikki Bella at 1:37 when Tamina pinned one of the Bellas with the splash off the top; during her team's entrance, a pretaped interview aired in which Beth said she had no competition and would remain champion forever
Chris Jericho defeated WWE World Champion CM Punk, R-Truth, Kofi Kingston, Mike Mizanin, and Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 12:24 by pinning Ziggler with his feet on the ropes for leverage, after Punk hit Ziggler with the Go To Sleep and Jericho pulled Punk to the floor and threw him over the announce table; at the 5-minute mark, Truth was helped backstage by officials after hitting his head while doing a dive onto Miz outside the ring; stipulations stated the winner would be the last entrant into the Elimination Chamber; after the contest, Jericho posed with the title belt and sat down in the ring in the style of Punk; moments later, Kane was shown backstage cornering Eve and saying he was afraid for her should John Cena not embrace the hate, then saying he was even afraid of himself as the show ended

2/13/12; San Diego, CA; Valley View Casino Center
2/13/12 - featured an opening backstage promo by Kane in which he said John Cena would embrace the hate and someone would be taking a ride in an ambulance, with him showing the ambulance parked beside him; included an in-ring debate segment hosted by Jerry Lawler, alongside WWE World Champion CM Punk, Chris Jericho, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Dolph Ziggler, alongside Vickie Guerrero, and Mike Mizanin; before Punk could answer Lawler's first question, John Laurinaitis, alongside David Otunga, interrupted and talked about how happy he was to still be the Raw GM; after Laurinaitis and Otunga returned backstage; after Punk and Ziggler argued they would win, Truth went on a rant as if he were running for office; Miz followed by reminding everyone he won the main event of WrestleMania and ranted on everyone until he was cut off by the buzzer; Kingston then took exception to Miz calling him an after thought; Jericho finished by noting his successes in the Elimination Chamber, then telling Punk to go ahead and hand the title over because he was back to claim it; Lawler then said Kingston vs. Jericho would be the opening match, with Jericho then leaving his podium to confront Punk at his; Punk then held up his title belt, with Jericho turning around and sustaining Kingston's spin kick to the face; included a backstage segment showing Shawn Michaels meeting with Triple H; featured a backstage segment with John Cena speaking with Zack Ryder, confined to a wheelchair and wearing a neckbrace; Ryder said he couldn't stay away from Eve and brought her flowers, with Cena reminding him that Kane still wants to go through Ryder to get to Cena, then said he would bring Eve to Ryder so Ryder could stay safe in Cena's lockerroom; included a backstage segment with Laurinaitis and Otunga in which Otunga said he had an idea on how Laurinaitis could be the permanent GM for both Raw and Smackdown; featured exclusive footage after Smackdown went off the air of the Big Show dropping Randy Orton with a chokeslam; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE's Facebook network includes more than 50 million fans, more than ESPN, Pepsi, BMW, Google, Nike, and the NFL; featured an ad promoting 'The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2011;' included an in-ring promo by Michaels in which he said one cannot have a WrestleMania season without Mr. WrestleMania, with Michaels going on to say he expected Triple H to accept the Undertaker's challenge and when he didn't he called up Laurinaitis to come on the show; Michaels then said Triple H is probably just playing the Undertaker, citing he is the Cerebral Assassin, and then asked Triple H to come out to the ring; Triple H said it was good to see Michaels back but said he didn't want to face Taker at WrestleMania because it would entail ending Taker, and he wasn't that guy anymore; Michaels responded by saying he stuck by Triple H and questioned, "You married that chick, now you're one of them?" and questioned whether Triple H was now a corporate sell out; Triple H then said Shawn didn't understand where he was coming from, with Shawn implying he was a coward; Triple H then said all of the company would become his one day and he didn't want to destroy the Undertaker brand because it was good for business; he went on to say he wouldn't do it to feed his own ego and noted putting down Taker was something even Shawn couldn't do, with Shawn taking the mic and telling Triple H to look him in the eye and tell him he didn't want to end the streak; after more prompting by Michaels, Triple H responded with "No;" after Michaels went backstage, Taker's gong sounded and a video package appeared on the big screen showing Taker hear Triple H's comments from weeks earlier in which he said he felt bad for Taker and pitied him; moments later, Taker was shown cutting his own hair as he told Triple H to give him the immortality he deserved; Troy Polamalu was shown in attendance; featured a backstage segment with Ryder and Santino Marella in which Marella gave Ryder tips on how to woo Eve; included a backstage segment showing Cena speaking with Josh Matthews; featured an ad promoting WWE's YouTube content; included a video package documenting the Rock's publicity tour promoting 'Journey 2' and WrestleMania, with appearances on 'The Jimmy Fallon Show,' 'The Tonight Show,' SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, Live! with Kelly, CBS News, and being on the red carpet premiere in Mexico City; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Cena regarding the Rock's video package, with Cena then running off after hearing Eve scream; Cena then ran to where he saw Eve being put in the ambulance and tried to get her out before Kane jumped him from behind; Kane then drove off, with Eve jumping out at the last minute and kissing Cena; moments later, Ryder was shown looking on; following the commercial break, Eve apologized to Ryder, said what happened was in the heat of the moment, and that she really wanted to be friends; Ryder then wheeled off upset; included the announcement Randy Orton would face World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan on Smackdown in a rematch; featured a closing in-ring segment in which Cena said it was Kane's plan all along to turn his friends and the fans against him and leave him with no choice but to embrace the hate; after a brief chant of "We all hate you," Cena said he was proud to be who he was and do what he does; the crowd then chanted "Fruity Pebbles" with Cena then saying he would adapt, overcome, and win at the Elimination Chamber; Cena then addressed the Rock, with Ryder wheeling his way out to the stage and eventually entering the ring; Cena then tried to talk to Ryder, with Ryder slapping him across the face and saying Cena was supposed to be his friend; Ryder then threw a punch, with Cena blocking it and knocking Ryder to the mat; as Ryder walked up the ramp on his crutches, Kane appeared on the big screen and said Cena embraced the hate; Kane then said Cena would not compete in a WWE ring until WrestleMania after what he does to him at Elimination Chamber; Cena then went to take a mic, with Kane walking out and shoving Ryder, in his wheelchair, off the ramp; Cena then darted to Ryder as medics came out with a stretcher, with Eve appearing as well and the crowd booing her:
Chris Jericho pinned Kofi Kingston with an eye gouge and the Code Breaker at 5:21; during the bout, a crawl at the bottom of the screen advertised Westminster Kennel Show coverage on CNBC
Randy Orton defeated the Big Show via disqualification at 7:46 when World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan, who sat ringside for the bout, hit Orton in the face with the title belt before then doing the same to Show; during the bout, a crawl at the bottom of the screen advertised Westminster Kennel Show coverage on CNBC
R-Truth pinned Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) with an inside cradle at 2:29 as Ziggler was doing sit-ups
Tamina pinned Brie Bella (w/ Nikki Bella) with the splash off the top at 1:28; prior to the bout, it was announced Tamina would challenge WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix at Elimination Chamber; Phoenix provided guest commentary for the bout; after the bout, Tamina and Phoenix stared at one another (the first time Tamina is referred to by the ring announcer as Tamina Snuka)
WWE World Champion CM Punk defeated Mike Mizanin in a non-title match via submission with the Anaconda Vice at 5:01; after the bout, Chris Jericho was shown watching on backstage; moments later, Kane was shown pulling back into the arena in his ambulance

2/20/12; Minneapolis, MN; Target Center
2/20/12 - featured an opening backstage segment showing Eve speaking with Nikki & Brie Bella in which Eve said she was just using Zack Ryder and now the world was talking about her; Eve then said she would use John Cena next, then telling the Bellas to film her walking in to Cena's locker room; Eve then turned around to see Cena standing behind her, with Cena then smirking and walking off; moments later, Cena walked out to the ring to a mixed reaction, took the mic, and began to speak before an emotional Eve interrupted and said what he heard had been taken out of context; Cena then said he lost a friend because of her, a "browski for a hoeski," prompting a chant of "hoeski" from the crowd; Cena continued insulting Eve until she dropped to her knees and cried, eventually forcing herself on Cena until referees intervened; Cena then told Eve he was disease free and would like to keep it that way, then left the ring as Eve continued crying; Eve was then helped from the ring as the crowd chanted "We want Ryder;" included a vignette of the Undertaker demanding vengeance while speaking of Triple H and saying he would write Triple H's ending later in the show; featured an ad promoting the following night's live Smackdown, headlined by WWE World Champion CM Punk vs. World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan; included a backstage segment with John Laurinaitis and David Otunga, with Teddy Long then walking in and taking exception to Laurinaitis's comments; Long then said he agreed only one man should run both Raw and Smackdown, but that the fans should pick who it should be; Laurinaitis then said a 10-man battle royal would be held later in the show to determine Punk's challenger at WrestleMania; featured a promo for the Taker / Triple H confrontation later in the show to the tune of Metallica's "The Memory Remains;" included an ad promoting the Rock on the following week's show; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Raw was seen by more viewers than both college basketball games on ESPN combined; included a video package announcing Ron Simmons would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Chris Jericho about his peformance at the Elimination Chamber, with Jericho arguing he was never eliminated, a win was stolen from him, and he would win the battle royal and get his match with Punk at WretleMania; included a look at the previous week's confrontation between Triple H and Shawn Michaels; featured an in-ring segment in which Taker came out to the ring wearing a hood and cut a promo saying what he has gone through the previous year has been a living hell and he wouldn't deal with Triple H turning down his challenge for a rematch to erase the image that followed their previous match, of Taker being carted backstage; Taker then said this was bigger than either of them, they were the last of their kind, and it was the apocolypse; moments later, Triple H came to the ring, with the two having words until Triple H said he wouldn't be the one to end Taker's career because it was bad for business; Taker then questioned if it would be bad for business if he was gone, or if Triple H was gone; Triple H responded by saying what Taker was really asking him was to end him and he wasn't going to do it; Taker then called Triple H a coward, with Triple H saying he was tired of hearing that and that Taker's ploy wouldn't work; Triple H then left the ring, with Taker taking the mic and saying Michaels was always better than Triple H, prompting Triple H to take off his jacket, unbutton his shirt, and return to the ring, adding he could do what Shawn couldn't and ultimately accepting the match at WrestleMania, then adding he would only accept if it was Hell in a Cell; Taker then left the ring to Metallica's "The Memory Remains," turning around at one point to look back at Triple H in the ring; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read John Cena has 10 million Facebook fans to the Rock's 5 million; featured an in-ring promo by Cena in which he made fun of Rock's posse who do all his work for him, including writing his jokes, then adding he respects Dwayne Johnson for all his movies; Cena then made fun of the fact Rock left WWE for Hollywood and constantly left the fans, then adding he was fighting for every person who dreamed of becoming a WWE superstar; Cena then joked that on Monday, April 9, he would be on Raw while Rock would be sipping on drinks while making fun of his stunt double:
Sheamus pinned Mark Henry with the boot to the face at 3:13 after avoiding the powerslam; during his entrance, it was noted Henry was being allowed to wrestle on Raw by John Laurinaitis, despite his suspension by Teddy Long on Smackdown
R-Truth & Kofi Kingston defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Epico & Primo Colon (w/ Rosa Mendes) in a non-title match at 2:24 when Kingston pinned Primo with the spin kick to the face after avoiding the Back Stabber
David Otunga (w/ John Laurinaitis) pinned Ezekiel Jackson (w/ Teddy Long) with the uranage at 1:38
World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Santino Marella in a non-title match via submission with the LeBell Lock at the 57-second mark
Nikki & Brie Bella defeated Kelly Kelly & Aksana at 1:18 when Aksana was pinned after sustaining a facebuster from the illegal Bella behind the referee's back
Chris Jericho won a 10-man battle royal at 12:17 by last eliminating the Big Show; other participants included R-Truth, Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero), Wade Barrett, the Great Khali, Kofi Kingston, Santino Marella, WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes, and Mike Mizanin; order of elimination: Khali by everyone else (0:55); Miz by Kofi & Truth via a double dropkick as Miz was on the apron (6:19); Barrett by Santino when Santino held onto the ropes as Barrett attempted to throw him out with the overhead slam (7:15); Truth by Santino via a backdrop (7:23); Ziggler by Show via a press slam onto Truth and Barrett on the floor (7:39); Ziggler landed with his face against the commentary table, with officials then calling for medical help for he, Truth, and Barrett; Kingston by Jericho via a push as Kingston was on the top rope (8:55); Santino by Rhodes via a clothesline (10:49); Rhodes by Show via a choke throw (11:36); Show by Jericho and an interfering Rhodes as both Jericho and Show were on the apron; WWE World Champion CM Punk provided guest commentary for the bout; stipulations stated the winner would challenge Punk at WrestleMania; following the bout, Punk confronted Jericho in the ring and offered his hand to Jericho, with Jericho smiling and walking off; Barrett sustained a partially dislocated elbow in the match

2/27/12; Portland, OR; Rose Garden
2/27/12 - featured a backstage segment in which Josh Matthews discussed the attack WWE World Champion CM Punk sustained from Chris Jericho following the opening bout; included a video package recapping the Undertaker and Triple H match from the previous year's WrestleMania, with comments from Big Show, Steve Austin, Mike Mizanin, Punk, Edge, Randy Orton, Pat Patterson, the Rock, and John Cena; featured an ad promoting 'The Epic Journey of Dwayne The Rock Johnson;' included an ad promoting WWE's new content on YouTube; featured a backstage segment in which Teddy Long confronted John Laurinaitis, alongside David Otunga, in which he called Laurinaitis a horse's ass; included a video package recapping Eve's actions the previous week; featured an in-ring promo by Eve in which she was a woman in a man's world and she did what she has to do to succeed; moments later, Kelly Kelly, alongside Alicia Fox, stopped Eve backstage and asked what has gotten into her, with Eve then laughing and walking off; included a trailer for "Bending the Rules," starring Edge; featured the announcement Randy Orton would face World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan on Smackdown; included the announcement that the respective Raw and Smackdown GMs may not be running their shows in the coming week; featured the announcement the board of directors would make an announcement the following day on WWE.com at 10am; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the Rock has 2 million Twitter followers to Cena's 1.5 million; featured the announcement Shawn Michaels would appear on the following week's show; included a closing in-ring promo by the Rock in which he said he was born and created in WWE but it wasn't to be taking literally when he said he would never leave, noting that someone backstage (Cena) apparently expected him to be on TV each week; Rock then replied to Cena's comments, saying Cena has his cell phone number, then called Cena a liar and he would rather slap his face with a piece of kung pao chicken than talk to him; Rock then said Cena wasn't a bad guy, but he was a kung pao bitch, prompting the crowd to chant "kung pao bitch;" Rock then said no one fought for him when he was dealing with harsh crowds, no one fought for him except himself, noting the same was true of Triple H, Mick Foley, Austin, Randy Savage, and Roddy Piper; Rock then said while Cena says he fights for all those backstage, he fights for the fans; Rock then said the fans were tired of having a kung pao bitch shoved down their throats; Rock went on to get the crowd to chant "Cena's missing balls" until Cena interrupted and said he used to be a fan of the Rock until he met Dwayne Johnson, who was a self-centered guy who couldn't care if the company closed; Cena then noted Rock's promo notes were written on his hand, then said he would beat the hell out of him at WrestleMania before leaving the ring and telling Rock to carry on and continue trending; after Cena left, Rock said he and Dwayne Johnson were the same person and the only thing that mattered was him kicking Cena's ass at WrestleMania:
World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan (w/ AJ) defeated WWE World Champion CM Punk via disqualification at around the 12-minute mark; neither title was at stake in the match; following Punk's entrance, footage was shown of their controversial bout the previous week on Smackdown in which a clear winner was not determined; before Bryan's entrance, Chris Jericho walked out, confronted Punk in the ring, and said he was the last of a breed of performers that travelled the world and became a star before he arrived in WWE, despite where promoters wanted to put him on the show, which led to him having a chip on his shoulder; Jericho then said Punk had become just like him and wanted to be just like him; Punk replied by saying he didn't steal from anyone, noting Bret Hart was saying he was the best there is, was, and ever will be back when Jericho "was 2 years old," then asking if Bret stole that from Jericho or if Bret stole the fact he was Canadian from Jericho as well; Jericho responded by saying he had faced every name and beaten them all, won dozens of championships, and stole the show at WrestleMania; Punk agreed that Jericho beat Steve Austin and the Rock, but was never the man like Punk is and Jericho has a Napoleon complex; Punk then noted Jericho goes off to write books and be on game shows while he himself stays in the ring; Jericho then said his Jan. 2 vignettes and the jacket were just window dressing because he came back for one reason, to embarass Punk at WrestleMania; Punk responded by saying he didn't need Chris Brown just like Jericho doesn't need Mickey Rourke, they didn't need inflatable letters at the entrance, and they could put on possibly the greatest wrestling match in WrestleMania history, but it would be Punk retaining; during the closing moments, Santino Marella and David Otunga, who sat ringside for the bout alongside Teddy Long and John Laurinaitis, respectively, began fighting, eventually involving the two GMs; during the altercation, Bryan attempted to leave the ring but was jumped from behind by Sheamus and thrown back into the ring; Punk then dropped Bryan with the Go To Sleep and scored the pinfall, with Laurinaitis then ringing the bell himself after waving off Punk's win; Long and Laurinaitis then briefly fought in the ring as Punk walked up the ramp with the title belt and posed; Jericho then jumped Punk from behind, locking him in the Walls of Jericho before several referees came out to pull him off; Jericho then told Punk he had four weeks left with the belt before the show cut to commercial break (the bout began during the commercial break)
Kelly Kelly pinned Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella) with a roll over into a bridge at 1:30; prior to the bout, Michael Cole discussed Kelly's tweets regarding Eve's actions in recent weeks
John Cena defeated Mike Mizanin at 4:04 via submission with the STFU after hitting the FU; during his entrance, Miz came out to the ring cutting a promo in which he said no one has worked harder for the WWE in the past year for him, noting he gets sent 16 hours to Russian to do a PR tour, then every other kind of media one can imagine, yet he doesn't have a spot at WrestleMania; during the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" after the bout, the Rock was shown on the big screen backstage, then slowly giving the "You can't see me" hand sign at the camera
WWE Tag Team Champions Primo Colon & Epico (w/ Rosa Mendes) defeated Dolph Ziggler & WWE US Champion Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero) and Kofi Kingston & R-Truth at 8:12 when Epico pinned Swagger after Kingston hit the spin kick to the face on Swagger, with Primo then dropping Swagger with the Back Stabber and shoving Kingston to the floor; after the bout, Kane appeared and laid out all the participants before setting off his ringpost pyro
Sheamus & the Big Show defeated Mark Henry & WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes at the 59-second mark when Sheamus pinned Henry with the boot to the face after Rhodes left ringside; during his entrance, it was noted Henry would be inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday; following his entrance, Rhodes took the mic and introduced a clip on the big screen of Floyd Mayweather beating Show at WrestleMania 24

3/5/12; Boston, MA; TD Garden
3/5/12 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Shawn Michaels in which he referenced his altercation weeks earlier with Triple H, then noting Triple H accepted the Undertaker's challenge and would face Taker in Hell in a Cell; Michaels then called for Triple H out to the ring, with Michaels saying he said some things that friends shouldn't say and he pushed the limits but Triple H didn't waiver; Michaels then questioned what made Triple H change his mind, with Shawn eventually cutting him off so he could watch the footage himself as to what made Triple H change his mind; the two then watched as Taker used Michaels as a lure two weeks earlier to get Triple H to agree to the match; Triple H then said it had nothing to do with people comparing the two but said he couldn't stand people comparing Michaels as a loser and that's why he would end the streak; Michaels responded by saying it pained him to see Triple H lose to Taker the previous year, proving Michaels right, and said he knew who would win at Hell in a Cell and he would end up being right again; Michaels then said he had been made the special referee; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 200 Make a Wish families from all over the world will be on hand for WrestleMania; featured an ad promoting WWE's YouTube content; included footage from earlier in the day of the Rock as Boston Harbor in which he compared John Cena to the British before then throwing various Cena merchandise into the water, then saying he would tour Boston before ending up in the ring by the end of the night; featured comments from Cena inside the empty arena earlier in the night in which he spoke of likely what would happen at WrestleMania, then focusing on his match with Rock and noting no one remembers who comes in second place and while he was proud of everything he had accomplished in his WWE career, he had to beat the Rock; included pretaped footage of Rock beside Paul Revere's statue, then making fun of what would have happened had it been Cena riding Revere's horse that night; featured a WrestleMania video package to Flo Rida's "Good Feeling;" included a pretaped segment showing Rock beside the Boston Commons and saying the Rock Revolution would overtake Cena; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read there would be more than 300 appearances by WWE superstars, divas and legends during the four days of Axxess; included the announcement the Undertaker would be on hand for the following week's show; featured a closing in-ring promo by Cena in which he noted Rock's comments towards him earlier in the show, then adding he does look rediculous but still owned Rock the previous week; Cena then called for Rock to come out, with Rock clarifying that Cena didn't shake his confidence; Rock continued by saying he would make Cena his bitch, then left the ring; Cena then said Rock would have to rip his throat out; Cena then said he would be the son of a bitch who would make history by whipping Rock's ass, with Cena then jumping into a crowd of ringside fans, posing in the ring, and hugging his dad at ringside as the show ended:
Santino Marella pinned WWE US Champion Jack Swagger (w/ Dolph Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero) to win the title at 6:38 after reversing the ankle lock and sending the champion into the corner; early in the bout, John Laurinaitis and David Otunga came ringside, with Teddy Long, Aksana, and Kofi Kingston coming out moments later; throughout the bout, Long and Laurinaitis's groups argued; after the match, Laurinaitis took the mic and argued that the title change wouldn't happen on his show, with Long reminding him Raw was his show for the night; Long then had security escort Laurinaitis and Otunga from ringside before having Justin Roberts announce for the second time that Marella was the new champion; moments later, Marella, Kingston, Aksana, and Long did the trombone around the ring
Eve pinned Alicia Fox at the 26-second mark; Kelly Kelly provided guest commentary for the match, during which it was noted she was nominated for a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award; after the bout, Zack Ryder walked out using a crutch and said he was glad he and Eve never hooked up; following the commercial break, Eve ran up to Ryder backstage and kissed him, then walked off leaving Ryder smiling
World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan (w/ AJ) & Chris Jericho defeated WWE World Champion CM Punk & Sheamus at 11:53 when Jericho reversed Punk's inside cradle; after the match, Jericho went to the floor and held Punk's title before sliding it in the ring towards Punk
The Big Show pinned Mike Mizanin with the punch to the face at 2:01; following the opening bell, WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes appeared and showed footage of Show hosting at WWF New York during WrestleMania X-8, instead of actually being on the show; after the contest, Show looked at Rhodes and then pointed to the WrestleMania sign above the ring
Kane pinned R Truth with the chokeslam at 1:27; during his entrance, a pretaped insert promo by Truth aired in which he stopped mid-promo to question who he was talking to; after the bout, Randy Orton walked out and dropped Kane with the RKO; Orton then took the mic and told Kane it was good to be back

3/19/12; Philadelphia, PA; Wells Fargo Center
3/19/12 - featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE World Champion CM Punk in which he noted Chris Jericho wasn't in the building, then speaking about Jericho's claim the previous week that Punk's father is an alcoholic; Punk then said it wasn't Jericho's story to tell and he did so in front of the entire world; Punk said there wasn't a person in the building or watching at home that hadn't been affected by alcoholism and wouldn't let Jericho get away with letting some little kid watching think it was OK to do that whenever life hands them a crap hand; he went on to say there wasn't a person alive that should let a past nightmare cloud their future dreams, then saying his father overcame his addictions and he was proud of him; Punk then said he was proud of being straight edge and proud of what his father overcame; Punk then said he would go straight through Jericho at WrestleMania to prove he was the best in the world; Jericho then appeared on the big screen, via satellite, and apologized for what he said the previous week and that he had no right to do what he did, then adding he would never speak of Punk's father on Raw again; Jericho then said he found out all about Punk's sister's problems with drugs, adding Punk would fall into the same problems of his father and sister; Punk then took the mic and his comments towards Jericho were bleeped out, him ending with "and that's exactly what I'm going to beat out of you;" included an ad promoting the following week's "One in a Lifetime: Rock vs. Cena" the following week on USA; featured an ad for the new WWE.com; included a "Did you know?" graphic that stated fans from all 50 states and 35 countries have already purchased to WrestleMania Axxess; featured a vignette promoting Tensai; included a video showing Rock standing beside Rocky Balboa's statue, with Rock saying Philadelphia is a city of ass kickers and showing a photo of him at 12 years old standing by the same statue; Rock then remembered watching WrestleMania 1 and VI, headlining his first WrestleMania right there in Philadelphia against Steve Austin, and said he went on to beat Austin and Hulk Hogan; Rock then said there was one last man he had to beat to be the greatest of all time; Rock went on to say he would go to Pat's and stick a cheesesteak up Cena's ass, then did impressions of Cactus Jack, Ric Flair, and Randy Savage on how they would react to Rock kicking Cena's ass; featured the announcement Flo Rida would perform live at WrestleMania during Rock's entrance; early in the show, Shane Douglas, who was in the crowd wearing a lucha mask, stood on his chair, took off his mask, and led the crowd in a chant of ECW; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE's Facebook network has more than 59 million fans; featured footage from Extra of WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix and Eve interrupting Kelly Kelly while interviewed by Maria Menounos, with the four agreeing to a tag team match at WrestleMania; included the announcement Jericho would be on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday; featured Josh Matthews conducting an interview on the stage with Randy Orton regarding his WrestleMania match with Kane; included footage from the previous Thursday in Bridgeport, CT of Big Show, Otunga, and Stephanie McMahon speaking with kids about the Be A Star movement; featured footage of Triple H at Madison Square Garden the previous night dropping Dolph Ziggler with the tombstone, and then making the pin with Undertaker's tongue out pose; included the announcement Sheamus & Punk vs. World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan & Mike Mizanin would headline Smackdown; featured the announcement Rock and Cena would have an in-ring confrontation the following week; included a closing in-ring segment in which Shawn Michaels discussed being the guest referee for the upcoming WrestleMania Hell in a Cell match; moments later, Taker came out to the ring and told Michaels to shut up and listen, adding the match had to remain pure and without Michaels aiding Triple H; Triple H then came out to the ring, said the match wasn't about Michaels, it was about himself and Taker, and noted there had been 24 Hell in a Cell matches and, between himself and Taker, they had been in 19; Triple H went on to say he was willing to put it all on the line to end the streak, and would do so; Taker then went to leave, but stopped momentarily to remind Triple H of when he said he thought Shawn was better than him, adding that he is; Michaels smiled as Taker walked off, with Triple H turning to Michaels and staring:
Kane pinned the Big Show at the 53-second mark with a chokeslam off the top after Show fought off an interfering WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes, who came out before the match began; following the ring entrances, Rhodes had a video package air that made fun of Show's various WrestleMania appearances and losses; after the match, Rhodes hit the Beautiful Disaster on Show, then handcuffed him to the bottom rope; Rhodes then entered the ring with boxing gloves and took turns punching him in the face until more referees came out; Show eventually shook off the punches, looked at Rhdoes, and yelled "Run;" Rhodes then walked up the ramp, with the freed Show then getting to his feet and being tended to by the referees
David Otunga (w/ John Laurinaitis) pinned WWE US Champion Santino Marella (w/ Teddy Long) in a non-title match at 1:43 with the spinebuster after Marella smashed Laurinaitis's cell phone in the ring; prior to the bout, it was announced more members for Team Laurinaitis's WrestleMania team would be announced later in the show; after the bout, Long slapped Laurinaitis across the face, with Long running up the ramp before Laurinaitis and Otunga could get him
World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan (w/ AJ) defeated Zack Ryder in a non-title match via submission with the LeBell Lock at 1:43 after avoiding the Rough Ryder; during his entrance, footage was shown of Ryder holding a rally earlier in the day outside the arena trying to be part of Team Teddy Long at WrestleMania; prior to and after the match, Bryan and AJ kissed
John Cena pinned Mark Henry with the FU at 7:57; prior to the bout, it was noted Cena was in a car accident earlier in the day but had been cleared to wrestle; during Henry's entrance, it was noted Summer Slam tickets would go on sale Saturday; after the contest, Rock walked out and dropped Henry with the Rock bottom before talking to Cena and promptly leaving the ring
Sheamus pinned Mike Mizanin with the boot to the face at 3:01; prior to the bout, Miz cut an in-ring promo in which he noted King Kong Bundy went from main eventing WrestleMania 2 to working with midgets at WrestleMania III, and would not let himself go from main eventing WrestleMania to not being on the show; Miz then said he offered an open challenge and said John Laurinaitis was watching because he wanted to be on Team Laurinaitis at WrestleMania; Laurinaitis and David Otunga were shown watching on during the match
Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated R-Truth & Kofi Kingston (w/ Aksana) at 4:34 when Ziggler pinned Truth with the Fameasser, with Vickie pushing Truth's foot off the ropes during the cover; prior to their entrance, Guerrero announced her team would be part of Team Laurinaitis at WrestleMania; after the match, Aksana and vickie had to be pulled apart by their respective teams

3/26/12; Atlanta, GA; Philips Arena
3/26/12 - Booker T joined Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary for the show; featured a video package recapping the Rock costing John Cena his match the previous year at WrestleMania; included an ad promoting 'Bending the Rules,' staring Edge; featured a video package recapping Cena and Rock agreeing the previous year in Atlanta to a WrestleMania match; included a video package recapping the Triple H / Undertaker feud, to the tune of Metallica's "The Memory Remains;" featured the announcement the WrestleMania press conference would be held in Miami at 2:30pm on Wednesday, which would air on WWE.com and YouTube; included a video package recapping Cena & Rock vs. Mike Mizanin & R-Truth at Survivor Series; featured an ad promoting the new WWE.com; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read more than 200 Make A Wish Foundation families would be guests at WrestleMania; included an ad promoting WrestleMania Axxess; featured a video package recapping the war of words between Rock and Cena; included an ad promoting the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame; featured a vignette promoting the debut of Lord Tensai; included a backstage segment with Nikki & Brie Bella arguing over who would win between Team Teddy and Team Johnny, with Zack Ryder showing up wearing a Teddy Long T-shirt; moments later, Eve walked in and asked what hotel Ryder was staying at during WrestleMania, then saying he should stay at her's; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE World Champion CM Punk about Chris Jericho's comments earlier in the show, with Punk saying he wasn't off-limits but his family is; Punk then said he wasn't a bastard, but the best wrestler in the world; included a WrestleMania ad to the tune of Flo Rida's "Good Feelin;" featured a video package recapping the Rock coming out and dropping Mark Henry with the Rock Bottom after Cena's recent match with Henry; included a closing in-ring segment in which the Rock spoke of his last match at WrestleMania 20 and being asked constantly when he would be coming back, then recapping everything that happened the previous year to bring him back to the ring at WrestleMania 28; moments later, Cena interrupted and said he became the standard in Rock's absence, noted the divided crowd, said he would win at WrestleMania, and that he had been on the roster longer than Rock; Cena went on to say he had to win, noting Rock would go off to work on "GI Joe," while his own office wouldn't change and he had to win because no one remembers second place; Rock responded by saying he had to win, noting no one had ever beaten Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, and Cena at WrestleMania, and he would give Cena the ass beating of a lifetime; the show then ended with Cena saying he would stand over Rock's body at WrestleMania after beating him:
World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan (w/ AJ) & Kane defeated Randy Orton & Sheamus at 11:35 when Bryan pinned Sheamus when, as the referee escorted AJ out of the ring after Sheamus attempted the boot to the face, Kane dropped Sheamus with a chokeslam from the apron behind the referee's back
WWE US Champion Santino Marella (w/ Teddy Long & Hornswoggle) pinned David Otunga (w/ John Laurinaitis & Vickie Guerrero) in a non-title match at 1:30 with the Cobra prior to the bout, Michael Cole cut an in-ring promo, wearing a Laurinaitis T-shirt, in which he said he was the official commentator for Team Johnny at WrestleMania before then bringing out Laurinaitis; Laurinaitis then introduced Vickie Guerrero as his team flag bearer and Otunga as the team captain; moments later, Booker T stood on the commentary table and introduced Long; Long then brought out team captain Marella; after the contest, Laurinaitis confronted Logn in the ring, with Marella setting Laurinaitis up for the Cobra before Mike Mizanin ran out and dropped Marella with the Skull Crushing Finale; Laurinaitis then said Miz would be part of "Team Teddy," misstating he would be on his WrestleMania team instead
Kelly Kelly pinned Eve (w/ WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix) at 2:29 with a cradle after avoiding the moonsault
WWE World Champion CM Punk fought Christian to a no contest in a non-title match; following Punk's entrance, Chris Jericho appeared on the big screen and said he would expose Punk as a professional and personal fraud, saying he found out Punk was born after his parents were married, making him a legal bastard; Christian then jumped Punk, with Punk fighting him off on the floor, landing repeated elbows to the side of the head, kicking Christian in the head, hitting a Go To Sleep into the steel ring steps, and then locking Christian in the Anaconda Vice until referees forced him away; Punk repeatedly yelled, "This is you, Jericho!" and reapplied the hold until referees again pulled him away; following the commercial break, it was announced Christian was injured
Brodus Clay (w/ Naomi & Cameron) pinned Curt Hawkins with a splash at 1:06
The Big Show pinned WWE Tag Team Champion Primo Colon (w/ Rosa Mendes & WWE Tag Team Champion Epico) with the chokeslam at the 47-second mark; during the bout, it was announced Christian would not be able to compete at WrestleMania as a result of the attack he sustained from WWE World Champion CM Punk; after the match, Show dropped Epico with the chokeslam, with WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes then appearing at the entrance stage; Rhodes then turned Show's name into a verb, saying no one wants to "Big Show," especially at WrestleMania and that Show would be the biggest fool of all on April Fool's Day
Mark Henry (w/ John Laurinaitis) pinned the Great Khali (w/ Teddy Long) with the powerslam at the 48-second mark; during Khali's entrance, it was announced Drew McIntyre would replace the injured Christian on Team Laurinaitis at WrestleMania; after the bout, Laurinaitis threw Long into the ring where he was cornered by Henry; Laurinaitis then waved for McIntyre, Mike Mizanin, Dolph Ziggler, and Jack Swagger to block the ring; WWE US Champion Santino Marella, Zack Ryder, R-Truth, and Kofi Kingston attempted to make the save but were beaten down; Henry then lifted Long for the powerslam, with Booker T making the save and laying Henry out with an axe kick; Team Teddy then filed into the ring, with Long thanking Booker for the help and offering him a spot at WrestleMania

4/2/12; Miami, FL; American Airlines Arena
4/2/12 - featured an opening backstage segment showing the entire roster sitting down as John Laurinaitis, alongside David Otunga, addressed them as the GM of both Raw and Smackdown; he then said WWE US Champion Santino Marella would face Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger in a title match later in the show; WWE World Champion CM Punk then walked through the crowd and said all the fans and talent still considered Laurinaitis to be a giant toolbox; Laurinaitis then said Punk would defend the title later in the show against Mark Henry; Laurinaitis then welcomed the roster to a new era; following the show open, the Rock walked out to the ring and, following a chant of "Boots to Asses," "You still got it," and "Rocky," noted his return 14 months earlier all the way up to the previous night; Rock then thanked John Cena, to which the crowd responded with "Cena sucks," and said Cena brought it to him like never before; Rock then said it was an honor to have fought Cena in the biggest match of all time, then adding they made history and they did it for the fans; Rock went on to thank the fans for their support and coming in from all over the world, noting he was cut from the Canadian Football League in 1995 and it was their support that got him to where he now was; Rock then said this wasn't the end but the beginning, with the crowd then doing a Daniel Bryan "Yes" chant; Rock then said he wanted to again be WWE Champion; included stills from WrestleMania set to Flo Rida's "Good Feelin;" featured an ad promoting the 100 trips to WrestleMania 29 contest; included a "Did you know?" graphic that read WrestleMania had more than 4 times the social media presence than any show on cable TV; featured an ad promoting "Bending the Rules," staring Edge; included clips throughout the show of Cena's previous comments stating he had to beat the Rock at WrestleMania; featured an in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, with Ricardo Rodriguez then introducing Alberto Del Rio before Sheamus could speak; Del Rio then joined Sheamus in the ring, as the crowd chanted "Daniel Bryan," and said Sheamus would soon lose the title because he had a new challenger; Sheamus responded, to a mixed reaction, by saying he wanted to kick someone in the face, with Del Rio saying he would get his match Friday on Smackdown in a non-title match; Del Rio then said he would win to earn a title match; after Del Rio had problems with his mic, he grabbed a new one, and turned around into a boot to the face from Sheamus; Daniel Bryan and AJ were then showing watching on, with the crowd chanting "Yes;" Josh Matthews then interviewed Bryan about his title loss, with Bryan not speaking; Machine Gun Kelly was shown in attendance; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WrestleMania talk on Twitter trended at #1 in the world 14 times; included a backstage segment in which Abraham Washington spoke with Mark Henry backstage, with Washington saying he wanted to represent him; featured a promo by Eve, at the entrance stage, in which she made fun of using Zack Ryder at WrestleMania; after the crowd chanted "We want Ryder," Eve said it was easy for her to manipulate any man, except Laurinaitis; included the announcement Randy Orton would face Kane on Smackdown; featured a closing in-ring promo by Cena in which he addressed his loss to the Rock, noting losing never crossed his mind and a true champion maintains the will to win despite suffering defeat; after the crowd chanted "You're a loser," Cena said he wasn't there to call out the Rock because their issue was settled; the crowd then chanted "We want Lesnar," with Cena inviting the Rock to the ring and noting he now considered him the greatest WWE superstar in the industry, an inspiration, and a champion; chants of "We want Lesnar" continued as Cena discussed the previous year with the Rock, with Cena then egging the crowd on in chanting "Yes" and "Daniel Bryan;" after Cena again asked Rock to come out, Brock Lesnar walked out instead to chants of "Holy shit;" Lesnar then shook Cena's hand but dropped him with the F5 (Lesnar's surprise return after an 8-year absence):
WWE US Champion Santino Marella defeated Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger at 6:52 by pinning Swagger with the Cobra after the challenger missed a charge into the corner; prior to the bout, Vickie Guerrero introduced both challengers from the entrance stage and then supported them at ringside during the bout; after the contest, Marella was double teamed before he walked up the stage, with Brodus Clay walking out and standing side by side with Marella; Ziggler then ran after Clay only to sustain a headbutt that sent him reeling down the ramp; moments later, Santino, Brodus, Naomi, and Cameron danced at the entrance stage (The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012)
Lord Tensai defeated Alex Riley when the referee stopped the match at 2:49 after Tensai hit a double choke sit-down powerbomb; after Tensai took off his helmet, the crowd chanted "Welcome back;" late in the contst, there was a brief chant of "Daniel Bryan;" after the contest, Tensai attacked Riley and applied a claw hold on him until he passed out (Tensai's debut; Matt Bloom's return after an 8-year absence)
Mark Henry defeated WWE World Champion CM Punk via count-out at 12:57 when Punk couldn't get back in the ring by the referee's count; during the bout, there were chants of "Yes" and "Daniel Bryan;" after the contest, Henry dropped Punk with the powerslam on the floor; the crowd then chanted "We want Lesnar," with John Laurinaitis then coming out, alongside David Otunga, saying the fans wanted to see more title defenses on TV; Chris Jericho then came out of the crowd with a mic, saying his and Punk's match was a classic, and they should celebrate with a drink; Jericho then noted Punk being straight edge before taking a bottle of alcohol and pouring it on Punk's face; Jericho then assaulted him before taking another bottle and smashing it over the back of Punk's head
Kofi Kingston pinned Cody Rhodes at 1:47 with the spin kick to the face after WWE IC Champion the Big Show came out to the entrance stage and made fun of beating Rhodes for the title the previous night
Mike Mizanin pinned Zack Ryder at 2:55 with the Skull Crushing Finale after throwing Ryder shoulder-first into the ringpost; during the bout, it was noted John Cena had just arrived to the arena

4/9/12; Washington DC; Verizon Center
4/9/12 - featured an opening clip hyping 'The 3 Stooges' being guests on Raw later in the show; included an in-ring segment in which John Laurinaitis, alongside David Otunga, introduced a clip from the previous week's show of Brock Lesnar attacking John Cena before then having Lesnar come out to the ring; during his entrance, Michael Cole noted Lesnar being a former UFC World Champion; moments later, Lesnar took the mic and thanked Laurinaitis for having the wisdom to bring legitimacy back to the WWE; Cena then walked out and slapped Lesnar, leading to a pull apart brawl between the two; moments later, the ring filled with Mike Rotundo, Dolph Ziggler, Zack Ryder, Alex Riley, Curt Hawkins, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, Billy Kidman, Dustin Rhodes, Mason Ryan, Bill DeMott, Jack Swagger, Michael McGillicutty, Mark Henry, Jamie Noble, Alberto Del Rio, Dean Malenko, William Regal, R-Truth, Daniel Bryan, Yoshi Tatsu, and others as they worked to pull the two apart; Cena's face was busted up during the segment, with him bleeding from the mouth; lesnar was eventually pulled to the floor; featured an ad promoting the following night's live Smackdown!; included a backstage segment with Laurinaitis, Otunga, and Teddy Long in which Laurinaitis yelled at Long for not containing Cena and told him to get an explanation from Cena; Eve then walked in, with Laurinaitis saying he couldn't speak to her then but would call her; featured a backstage segment in which Laurinaitis told Mike Mizanin that he owed him for WrestleMania but they would have to talk the next week; moments later, Long and Cena walked in, with Cena saying he was just getting warmed up and said he wanted a match later in the show against anyone; after Cena left, Laurinaitis yelled at Long; moments later, Marella walked up to Tyler Reks & Curt Hawkins backstage looking for The 3 Stooges; following the commercial break, Marella was shown looking for the Stooges, eventually finding Kane instead; included a backstage segment in which Marella found a crate, opening it to find the Stooges inside and the four talking about being on the show; after Marella left, the three went off to figure out what they were going to do later in the show; Shanon & Marc Parker of SyFy's "Dream Machine" were shown in attendance; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WrestleMania's attendance was 78,363, was seen in 105 countries and in 20 languages; included comments from David Arquette, Angus T. Jones, WWE World Champion CM Punk, Cena, Melissa Farman, Alicia Fox, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, and others about being bullied and the 'Be A Star' program; featured a backstage segment with the Stooges discussing what they would do out in the ring; included an ad promoting an upcoming appearance by Cena on SyFy's "Dream Machines;" featured an in-ring segment with the 3 Stooges, with Curly coming out to "Real American" and cutting a promo telling all the Hulkamaniacs to see their movie Friday; moments later, Kane appeared, scaring off Larry and Moe; Curly attempted a Hogan offense but sustained the chokeslam; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Mark Henry regarding his assault earlier in the show on Punk, with Henry saying he would face Punk in a No DQ, no count-out match the next week; featured an ad on the 100 free trips being offered for WrestleMania 29; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Raw was the #1 show on cable, for the 4th week in a row, beating every other show on TNT, TBs, History, Fox News, and ESPN; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Lesnar about his return to WWE, with Lesnar noting his previous success in WWE and UFC; Lesnar then said Cena thinks he's at the top but he could never hold Lesnar's jockstrap, and he wasn't back to make friends; included a video package recapping the Undertaker vs. Triple H Hell in a Cell match at WrestleMania, with comments from Cena, Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, Punk, Regal, Mike Mizanin, WWE IC Champion the Big Show, Daniel Bryan, and Henry; more than 30 Wounded Warriors were shown in attendance:
WWE US Champion Santino Marella & Brodus Clay (w/ Cameron & Naomi) defeated Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 7:57 when Clay pinned Ziggler with a powerslam; prior to the bout, Guerrero introduced her team from the entrance stage; after the bout, Marella, Clay, Naomi, and Cameron danced in the ring
R-Truth pinned Cody Rhodes with the Little Jimmy at 1:39 after WWE IC Champion the Big Show came out to the entrance stage and showed a clip showing how he caused Rhodes to lose the previous week
Lord Tensai defeated Yoshi Tatsu when referee Charles Robinson stopped the bout at 2:03 after Tatsu sustained several elbows to the head and a sit-down powerbomb; after the bout, Tensai applied a claw on Tatsu; during the contest, there were loud chants of "Albert"
Mark Henry defeated WWE World Champion CM Punk via disqualification at the 51-second mark when Punk hit Henry with one of the moniters at ringside; prior to the bout, Punk took the mic, and said Straight Edge was a choice not to be cool or be trendy but a way of life; he then said he had his reasons for being Straight Edge and those were personal reasons he had never spoken about because he didn't care to share them and no one should care anyway; Punk then addressed Chris Jericho, noting Jericho did everything he could to get under his skin but he still tapped out at WrestleMania; he then said Jericho took it too far by pouring whiskey on him and smashing a bottle over his head; Punk followed by saying his first thought wasn't whether he could still go on the European tour, but that he now smelled just like his dad used to; Jericho then appeared on the big screen, claimed Punk was still drunk after the previous week and what he did to Punk forced him to see what it was like to be "CM Drunk;" Punk followed by saying he would take all of Jericho's comments and would use them to come at Jericho; after the bout, Jericho walked out with packs of beer as Henry attacked Punk on the floor and twice dropped him with the powerslam in the ring; Jericho then entered the ring and went to pour beer on Punk but the champion tackled him before falling victim to the Code Breaker; Jericho then poured several cans of beer on Punk before he was stopped by referees; moments later, Jericho hit the Code Breaker again before holding up the title belt on the floor
Alberto Del Rio defeaetd Zack Ryder via submission with the cross armbreaker at 1:26 after avoiding the Rough Ryder; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the bout
John Cena defeated David Otunga (w/ John Laurinaitis) via submission with the STFU at 5:07 after hitting the FU; during the bout, there were chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks," as well as "Fruity Pebbles;" after the contest, Brock Lesnar came out from the crowd and kicked Cena in the crotch from behind, following with the F5; moments later, the crowd chanted "One more time" but Lesnar instead left the ring as the show ended

4/16/12; London, England; O2 Arena
4/16/12 - featured a backstage segment with R-Truth, dressed as Sherlock Holmes, in which he spoke of Little Jimmy as his Watson; Truth then said he would find Teddy Long a job, then walked off; included Josh Matthews attempting to interview Lord Tensai backstage, with Tensai responding with a mix of English and Japanese; featured the announcement WrestleMania 28 was the highest grossing and most watched WrestleMania ever; included a video package focusing on Brock Lesnar, with Lesnar speaking about his dominance before WWE, becoming a 3-time WWE World Champion, and leaving to become UFC World Champion; Lesnar then said he was in it for himself and the company needed him to come back to bring legitimacy to the company; Lesnar added had he not left then Cena would be the guy carrying his bags; Lesnar then discussed his upcoming extreme rules match with Cena at Extreme Rules; featured a backstage segment in which Daniel Bryan interrupting Kofi Kingston speaking with AJ, with Bryan renaming his LeBell Lock into the Yes Lock before Bryan then repeatedly chanted "Yes!" in Kofi's face, with the crowd chanting along; included an ad promoting 'You Think You Know Me? The Story of Edge;' featured an in-ring promo by John Cena in which he spoke about WrestleMania being an end of an era and John Laurinaitis was trying to make sure it was his, then comparing the previous year of the Rock going off to film movies while Lesnar was just there to fight; Cena went on to discuss his upcoming match with Lesnar, with Laurinaitis then interrupting and saying Cena would be in an extreme rules match tonight against an opponent of his choosing; Laurinaitis then said the following week's show would feature the contract signing would be between Cena and Lesnar; included a backstage segment with Hornswoggle and Truth, dressed as Sherlock; featured an ad promoting WWE's new YouTube shows; included a backstage segment with Laurinaitis and David Otunga, with Eve walking in and asking to speak with Laurinaitis; featured a video package in tribute to the passing of Chief Jay Strongbow; included a backstage segment with Truth in which he told Long he found him a job, that being the general manager of Smackdown; Long then walked off in frustration; featured footage of WWE's debut in Russia earlier in the week:
WWE World Champion CM Punk pinned Mark Henry in a No DQ, no count-out match at 13:12 with an elbow drop off the top, using a steel chair; following the match, Chris Jericho appeared on the big screen from a bar, saying he would get a rematch against Punk at Extreme Rules, in a Chicago streetfight; Punk then took the mic and said he would happy to kick Jericho's ass in front of his father, mother, and sister; Jericho then told Punk to promise to show up to Extreme Rules sober, then showing footage of Punk walking into the same bar around noon; Jericho then questioned what Punk was doing at the bar, with Punk telling him to come to the ring and smell his breath if he thought he was drunk; after mentions from both men, the crowd chanted "fish and chips" as Jericho said Punk had lost his honor, dignity, and would soon lose the title; Punk went to respond but Jericho's video went out, with the crowd then chanting "CM Punk" (The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012)
WWE US Champion Santino Marella pinned David Otunga with the Cobra at 2:00
Kane fought Zack Ryder to a no contest when Kane assaulted Ryder on the floor before the match began; moments later, Kane threw Ryder into the ring and dropped him with the chokeslam; Kane then took the mic and cut a promo on attacking Randy Orton and Bob Orton Jr. the previous week on Smackdown
Daniel Bryan defeated Kofi Kingston via submission with the LeBell Lock at 10:33; during the bout, there were frequent chants of "Yes" and "Daniel Bryan;" during and after the bout, AJ was shown watching on backstage; after the contest, Bryan reapplied the hold until World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus ran out, with Bryan sliding out to the floor (the first time the LeBell Lock is referred to as the Yes Lock)
Brodus Clay (w/ Carmen & Naomi) defeated Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero & Jack Swagger) via disqualification at the 23-second mark when Swagger interfered; Guerrero introduced Ziggler from the entrance stage before the match; after the match, Clay cleared both men from the ring before Naomi chased Vickie into the ring and shoved her to the mat
WWE IC Champion the Big Show & the Great Khali defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Primo Colon & Epico (w/ Rosa Mendes) in a non-title match at 1:55 when both men scored simultaneous pinfalls after Show's chokeslam and Khali's tree slam; during the bout, AW was shown watching on from the entrance stage
Lord Tensai (w/ Sakamoto) (mystery opponent) pinned John Cena in an extreme rules match at 6:59 with a sit-down powerbomb after spraying green mist into Cena's face, moments after Cena dropped an interfering David Otunga with the FU; following Cena's entrance, Laurinaitis, alongside Otunga, appeared and introduced Tensai as Cena's opponent; during the match, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" Laurinaitis and Otunga remained ringside for the duration of the bout

4/23/12; Detroit, MI; Joe Louis Arena
4/23/12 - 3-hour episode - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Teddy Long introduced John Cena, calling him "a 2-time WWE champion and a 2-time WWE champion;" Long then introduced Brock Lesnar, with John Laurinaitis coming out instead and saying the contract signing would be held later in the show, when Lesnar arrives, and it would be on Lesnar's terms; Laurinaitis then said it could be Cena's last Raw and he should enjoy it, then telling Long to instruct Cena to leave the ring; moments later, Edge interrupted, said he wasn't supposed to be there and his contract would run out in a few days, but he wanted to speak in public to Cena; Edge then said he didn't want to speak to the Cena in the ring, the Cena affected by losing to the Rock at WrestleMania, and reminded him of their rivalry in 2006; Edge followed by saying Cena couldn't lose because Lesnar didn't care about WWE or the fans and left while Cena and Edge carried the load; Edge then said if Cena didn't get it together then it was a slap in the face to Shawn Michaels, the Undertaker, and himself; he finished by telling Cena to beat Lesnar, then left the ring; included a video package recapping the Lesnar vs. Jeff Hardy match at Backlash 2002; featured an ad promoting the new WWE.com; included a backstage segment with Laurinaitis on his cell phone until Eve walked in, with Laurinaitis making her his new executive assistant; featured a video package with Lesnar talking about why he returned to WWE; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE World Champion CM Punk in which he commented on Chris Jericho's comments earlier in the show, then showing off the liquor basket Jericho gave him; Punk then said he would hand deliver his own gift to Jericho in Chicago, then giving the basket to Matthews; featured an ad promoting 'You Think You Know Me? The Story of Edge;' included an in-ring promo by Kane in which he discussed his upcoming falls count anywhere match with Randy Orton at Extreme Rules; moments later, Orton appeared on the big screen with Paul Bearer, tied up in a wheelchair, and shut him into a freezer; Kane responded by saying his real father was the devil himself and he had no intention of saving Bearer; Orton then came ringside and assaulted Kane with a steel pipe; featured a backstage segment in which Alex Riley told Jericho that Punk kicked him out of his locker room after catching him drinking from his gift basket; moments later, Jericho peeked in Punk's room to see him drinking while on his cell phone; featured the announcement WWE US Champion Santino Marella would defend against Mike Mizanin during the YouTube Extreme Rules pre-show, beginning at 7:30pm EST Sunday; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE granted wishes to Make-A-Wish kids in Germany, Ireland, UK, and France; featured a backstage segment with Jericho, Laurinaitis, Eve, and Long in which Jericho said Punk should be stripped of the title for drinking, with Eve saying he couldn't drink within 12 hours of a WWE event and could be stripped of the belt; Jericho then suggested Laurinaitis give Punk a field sobriety test; after Jericho left, Laurinaitis told Long to do the test; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Lesnar about why the contract signing didn't open the show as scheduled, then asked what would happen if he were to lose to Cena; Lesnar then briefly pinned Matthews against a production truck before then throwing him down; following the commercial break, Matthews was strapped onto a stretcher and put in a neckbrace; featured a backstage segment in which Long informed Punk of the sobriety test, with Punk yelling in response; included an ad promoting WWE's new YouTube content; featured an in-ring segment in which Long, alongside police officers, asked for Punk to come to the ring; moments later, Jericho joined him in the ring to make sure the test was done correctly; Punk then came out, slightly staggering, and appeared to show signs of intoxication, even referring to the fans as the "WWF" universe; one of the police officers then told Punk to recite the alphabet backwards, with Punk saying no one can do that sober; he was then told to walk a straight line in the ring, with Punk failing to do so; Jericho then said Punk should be stripped of the belt, with one of the police officers saying he thought Punk was drunk; after the cops left the ring, Long asked Punk to hand over the title belt, which he reluctantly did; before Long could give the title to Jericho, Punk asked for another chance, with Punk reciting the alphabet backwards and walking back and forth down the straight line, even doing a Ric Flair strut; after getting to "A," Punk hit Jericho with the mic and assaulted Jericho around ringside and up the ramp until Jericho escaped backstage; moments later, Eve and Laurinaitis were shown watching on backstage; included a video package showing Lesnar's win over Hulk Hogan in 2002; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Raw was seen by four times as many viewers as MLB on ESPN; included a backstage segment in which Kane rescued Bearer from the freezer only to then return him, saying he was saving Bearer from himself; featured a backstage segment in which AW interrupted Rosa Mendes, WWE Tag Team Champions Primo Colon & Epico, with AW saying they were the champions and needed to be higher profile, then giving them his business card; included a video package recapping Lesnar's win over Kurt Angle at WrestleMania 19; featured the announcement World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus would face Mark Henry in a rematch on Smackdown, as well as Michael Cole conducting an interview with Orton; included Laurinaitis overseeing the in-ring contract signing between Lesnar and Cena, introducing both men; after Lesnar's entrance, Cena didn't appear when his music hit, prompting dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" Lesnar then took the mic, told Laurinaitis that Cena was too scared to come out, and had Laurinaitis sit down to discuss changes to his contract; Lesnar said he wasn't happy about how things have gone and gave Laurinaitis a copy of things he wanted changed before he signed his contract for Sunday; Lesnar then said anything involving him would have to be cleared by him first, he would get use of Vince McMahon's jet, couldn't be fined, would get paid more money, and Raw would be renamed to 'Monday Night Raw starring Brock Lesnar;' Laurinaitis agreed, with Lesnar then signing the contract; moments later, Cena appeared with a steel chain around his hand, with Lesnar insulting him and calling him scared until Cena signed the contract; the two then faced off, with Lesnar eventually tipping the table and leaving the ring as Cena watched on:
Chris Jericho defeated Kofi Kingston via submission with the Walls of Jericho at 11:57 after countering a springboard crossbody with the Codebreaker; after the bout, Jericho took the mic and said that win was proof he would win the WWE World Title from CM Punk at Extreme Rules, then saying he would embarass Punk in front of his family and friends in Chicago; Jericho then said he would have a gift for Punk later in the night
Lord Tensai pinned R-Truth with a STO into a claw hold at 2:01 after a sit-down powerbomb; during his entrance, Tensai cut an insert promo in Japanese; there were chants of "Yes" during the match
WWE IC Champion the Big Show & the Great Khali defeated Alberto Del Rio & Cody Rhodes at 10:28 when Show pinned Rhodes with the chokeslam after ADR walked out of the match and Khali chopped Rhodes in the head; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the match; prior to the bout, it was announced Rhodes would challenge Show at Extreme Rules, with the stipulation not announced until Sunday
Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella) pinned WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix in a lumberjill match with a roll up to win the title at 4:06 after Phoenix appeared to injure her ankle on the floor; prior to the bout, Eve came out and announced the lumberjill stipulation; lumberjills for the bout included Kelly Kelly, Kaitlyn, Aksana, Alicia Fox, Maxine, Natalya Neidhart, Tamina, and Rosa Mendes; after the bout, an emotional Phoenix was tended to by officials
Mark Henry pinned World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus in a non-title match at 1:34 after a fast count from guest referee Daniel Bryan; following the ring entrances, Justin Roberts introduced Bryan as the guest referee, per John Laurinaitis; after the bout, Sheamus attacked Bryan on the floor, with the two going back to the ring where, after Sheamus kicked Henry in the face, Bryan applied the Yes Lock on Sheamus; following the commercial break, Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Sheamus, with Sheamus calling Bryan a coward
Zack Ryder & WWE US Champion Santino Marella defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Primo Colon & Epico (w/ Rosa Mendes) in a non-title match at 3:17 when Santino pinned Primo with the Cobra
Brodus Clay & Hornswoggle (w/ Cameron & Naomi) defeated Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero) via disqualification at 1:55 when Vickie climbed in the ring and slapped Clay; the bout was sponsored by Taco Bell Doritos Locos Tacos; Guerrero introduced her team from the entrance stage before the bout; Hornswoggle was dressed as Clay for the contest; after the match, Vickie apologized and put Clay's hat on his head before doing his dance, with Hornswoggle then biting Vickie on the butt, clearing her from the ring

4/30/12; Dayton, OH; Nutter Center
4/30/12 - featured an updated intro with "starring Brock Lesnar" now added; included an in-ring promo by John Laurinaitis in which he said he revolutionized the WWE in one night and said Brock Lesnar turned the WWE on its ear, brought legitimacy back to the WWE, and showed John Cena was human; Laurinaits then introduced Lesnar, with Lesnar taking the mic and saying the world witnessed him bringing the pain the previous night; moments later, Triple H walked out and told Lesnar that his days of holding up the WWE were through and he wouldn't be using the corporate jet or limo service unless he paid for it; Triple H then said the name of the show was 'Monday Night Raw,' period; Triple H then said everything in Lesnar's initial contract was approved but not what Laurinaitis agreed to the previous week; after Laurinaitis spoke against not adhering to Lesnar's demands, Triple H tore up the agreement and said Lesnar wouldn't be getting any of it; Triple H then said the fans - whether they like him or not - want to see Lesnar in the ring face the likes of Cena, WWE World Champion CM Punk, and World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus and while Lesnar could go home, he didn't think he would want to following his loss to Cena; Laurinaitis then repeatedly tried to intervene, with Triple H having to tell him to shut up; when Laurinaitis continued, Triple H went to confront him only to then be assaulted by Lesnar; Lesnar then locked Triple H in a Kimura Lock until Sheamus, the Big Show, R-Truth, and Kofi Kingston ran out; Lesnar eventually left ringside as Triple H told a trainer that his arm was broken; moments later, Triple H was helped from the ring by the trainer, Show, Sheamus, Truth, and Kingston; following the commercial break, Triple H was tended to backstage; featured an ad promoting WWE's new website; included a look at Cena's involvement with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and an article Cena wrote about Make-A-Wish for USA Today; featured a video package recapping the previous night's Cena vs. Lesnar match; included a backstage segment with Long, Eve, and Laurinaitis in which Eve sent Laurinaitis away and then gave him a pep talk about the WWE needing a leader and the entire world was watching to see how he would react; Laurinaitis then said he knew who Cena's next opponent would be and that Cena wouldn't like it; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 28 on DVD and Blu-ray; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE Raw and Smackdown can be seen in more homes in China than in the U.S.; featured a backstage segment in which AW spoke with Rosa Mendes, Primo Colon & Epico about their loss of the tag team titles and offered again to represent them; included the announcement Sheamus & Orton would face Daniel Bryan & Kane on Smackdown; featured a closing in-ring promo by Cena, his arm in a sling, in which he discussed his match the previous night against Lesnar, adding he was hurt but he was there; moments later, Laurinaitis walked out, with Cena mocking him by asking if he got him Zeus to be his next opponent; after the two had words, Laurinaitis discussed Cena's opponent at Over the Limit, then introducing Lord Tensai as his opponent; Tensai then came out, with Laurinaitis hitting Cena in the back of the head with the mic, announcing he himself would be Cena's opponent, with Tensai, his second, and Laurinaitis triple teaming Cena; Laurinaitis then targetted Cena's injured arm, smashing a steel chair over it as Tensai held the arm over the ring steps:
Beat the Clock Challenge: Mike Mizanin pinned WWE US Champion Santino Marella in a non-title match at 4:18 with the Skull Crushing Finale; prior to the bout, Eve walked out to the entrance stage and said the winner of the series would challenge WWE World Champion CM Punk at Over the Limit; during the match, it was announced Brock Lesnar had been ejected from the building
WWE Divas Champion Layla defeated Nikki Bell and Brie Bella at the 11-second mark by pinning one Bella after causing them to collide, knocking the other to the floor
Beat the Clock Challenge: Chris Jericho fought the Big Show to a no contest at 4:18; Jericho initially defeated Show via count-out at 4:17 when Jericho slid back into the ring after Show missed a charge on the floor; during the match, Mike Mizanin was shown watching on backstage; the finish was not clear and it appeared the time ran out before the referee had counted to 10; following the commercial break, it was announced Jericho did not make it back into the ring before the time expired
Brodus Clay (w/ Cameron & Naomi) pinned JTG with a splash at 1:40; after the bout, three young kids danced with Clay and the girls in the ring
Beat the Clock Challenge: Randy Orton pinned Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero) with the RKO at 4:16; Guerrero introduced Swagger before the match from the entrance stage; after the contest, Mike Mizanin was shown watching on backstage
R-Truth & Kofi Kingston defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Primo Colon & Epico (w/ Rosa Mendes) at 7:03 to win the titles when Kingston pinned Epico with the spin kick to the face after Truth dropped Epico throat-first across the top rope; during the match, it was noted WWE.com had just broken news that Nikki & Brie Bella had been fired (The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012)
Beat the Clock Challenge: Kane fought the Great Khali to a no contest when the 4:16 time limit expired; during the bout, Randy Orton was shown watching on backstage; after the match, Kane dropped Khali with the chokeslam
Beat the Clock Challenge: Daniel Bryan defeated Jerry Lawler via submission with the Yes Lock at 2:21; during the match, Randy Orton was shown watching on backstage; moments later, WWE World Champion CM Punk walked out and held up his title belt as Bryan started a "Yes!" chant; Michael Cole called this match and the remainder of the show by himself

5/7/12; Greensboro, NC; Coliseum
5/7/12 - featured an opening in-ring promo by John Laurinaitis in which he said no one, not even John Cena, would undermine his authority as GM of Raw; Laurinaitis then said he would continue where Brock Lesnar left off with Cena at Over the Limit and that the WWE Board of Directors knew he was tough but fair, adding he let Cena take the night off to heal his injured elbow but Cena would be live via satellite later in the broadcast; Laurianitis then said his voice was injured at the hands of Steve Williams in Japan, then showing still photos of his work in Japan before calling himself the Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, and Rock of Japan; moments later, WWE World Champion CM Punk interrupted and said the fans didn't want to see Laurinaitis, he was never a good wrestler, and Laurinaitis was just acting out because Cena beat Lesnar; Punk then said there wasn't a territory or person that would pay to see Laurinaitis, prompting him to go to Japan in the first place; Laurinaitis then said Punk would learn respect by facing Lord Tensai later in the show, with Punk saying he was looking forward to it and would look forward to seeing Cena twist Laurinaitis into a pretzel at Over the Limit; following the commercial break, Laurinaitis bumped into the Big Show backstage and yelled at him, with Show then making fun of Laurinaitis's voice; Eve then confronted Show, with Show walking off for the opening bout; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Raw was the #1 show on cable, beating every NBA playoff game on ESPN; featured Michael Cole, in the ring, conducting an interview via satellite with Cena about his elbow injury and facing Laurinaitis at Over the Limit, with Cena saying some doctors are advising him not to wrestle for several months but that there would be nothing stopping him from facing Laurinaitis; Cena then said the Board of Directors contacted him and he told them not to fine, demote, or fire Laurinaitis before their match; Cole then said he had been watching footage of Laurinaitis's career, with Cena saying he was only scared of Laurinaitis being so bad that he could hurt himself before the pay-per-view; included an ad promoting Santino Marella's "Foreign Exchange" on YouTube; featured a backstage segment in which Laurinaitis told Eve that Show's apology was hollow, with Chris Jericho, Alberto Del Rio, and Alberto Del Rio appearing and arguing that they should get the title shto against World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus; moments later, the three began brawling, with Sheamus also getting involved; as referees pulled Sheamus and Orton apart, Laurinaitis said he would defend against Jericho, ADR, and Orton at Over the Limit; included footage of Stephanie McMahon, Sheamus, Mark Henry, Eve, ADR, and others speaking to a school in the Bronx about the 'Be a Star' program; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE was the most talked about brand on Facebook, with more fans than Nike, Pepsi, UFC, HBO, ESPN, and the NFL; included still photos of Triple H wearing a mechanical brace on his arm, followed by the announcement he would appear on Raw the following week; moments later, Paul Heyman walked out to Brock Lesnar's entrance music and said he was representing Lesnar; Heyman then said Lesnar felt betrayed by WWE for going back on its agreements, then listing his accomplishments before saying Lesnar was an honest man for saying he would hurt people; Heyman then read a prepared statement from Lesnar in which Lesnar said he came back to WWE to bring legitimacy to the company and then ranted about Triple H, saying he was afraid of him and always had been; the letter finished with Lesnar saying he was never coming back and quit; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 28 on DVD and Blu-ray; included a backstage segment with Show, along with Michael Ealy and Warren Kole of "Common Law," regarding Show's apology to Eve and Laurinaitis running the show, with the actors making fun of Laurinaitis's voice until Eve appeared:
The Big Show defeated WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes via count-out at 1:52 when Rhodes took the belt and walked out of the match; after the bout, Show took the mic and challenged Rhodes to come back to the ring or he would go backstage and bring him back out; moments later, Eve walked out and told Show to apologize for making fun of John Laurinaitis's voice earlier in the show, then reminding Show that there wasn't much demand for him outside of the industry; Show then apologized and left the ring
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero & Jack Swagger) pinned WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston (w/ WWE Tag Team Champion R-Truth) at 2:40 with the Zig Zag after Swagger pushed Kingston off the middle turnbuckle behind the referee's back; prior to the bout, Guerrero introduced Ziggler from the entrance stage Michael Ealy and Warren Kole of "Common Law" were shown in attendance before the match; AW, Primo Colon, Epico, & Rosa Mendes were shown watching on backstage during the contest, with Mason Ryan then joining them as well
WWE Divas Champion Layla & Kelly Kelly defeated Natalya Neidhart & Maxine at 1:05 when Layla pinned Maxine with the neckbreaker; prior to the bout, WWE.com footage of Layla speaking about her title win following Extreme Rules aired; Beth Phoenix provided guest commentary for the match; during the bout, it was noted Phoenix would challenge Layla at Over the Limit
Chris Jericho & Alberto Del Rio defeated World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus & Randy Orton at 13:05 when Jericho pinned Sheamus with the Code Breaker after Sheamus accidentally kicked Orton in the face when Jericho moved out of the way; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the match; Sheamus's shoulder was heavily taped for the match; after the contest, Jericho held the title belt on the floor before bragging to the commentary team that he should be the champion; moments later, Sheamus helped Orton to his feet, with Orton then dropping Sheamus with the RKO
Brodus Clay (w/ Cameron & Naomi) pinned Mike Mizanin at 4:13 with the splash; following his entrance, Clay cut an insert promo to remind fans to "Call their momma" for Mother's Day; Miz cut a promo upon his entrance in which he made fun of Clay and compared him to King Hippo from Mike Tyson's Punch Out
Daniel Bryan & Lord Tensai defeated WWE World Champion CM Punk in a non-title handicap match at 6:58 when Tensai scored the pin with the STO into the claw; during Punk's entrance, John Laurinaitis walked out and said the previously scheduled Punk vs. Tensai match would now be a handicap match; after the match, Bryan assaulted Punk and put him in the Yes Lock as the show ended

5/14/12; Pittsburgh, PA; Consol Energy Center
5/14/12:
WWE World Champion CM Punk & WWE US Champion Santino Marella defeated Daniel Bryan & WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes
Beth Phoenix defeated Alicia Fox
Kane defeated the Big Show
Brodus Clay, WWE Tag Team Champions R-Truth & Kofi Kingston defeated Mike Mizanin, Dolph Ziggler, & Jack Swagger
Chris Jericho defeated Randy Orton via disqualification

5/21/12; Richmond, VA; Coliseum
5/21/12 - featured an opening in-ring promo by John Cena in which he discussed losing to John Laurinaitis the previous night at Over the Limit after interference from the Big Show; moments later, Eve interrupted from the entrance stage and introduced Laurinaitis, who drove out in a scooter and using a crutch; Laurinaitis then took the mic and discussed the multiple injuries he sustained in the match with Cena; he then said Cena or no one else could touch him again or they would be terminated, then introducing Big Show; Laurinaitis said he rehired Show on Saturday, then adding Cena would face Show at No Way Out; Show then took the mic and discussed being fired the previous week and crying on national television, then telling the fans they had no right to judge him; Show finished by saying he would knock Cena out at No Way Out; after Show returned backstage, David Otunga came out and said he too would beat Cena, with Cena warning him to go backstage and watch reruns of 'Law & Order' because he would hurt him in the ring; Otunga then dedicated the opening match to Laurinaitis; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Over the Limit was more socially active than Game of Thrones, Mad Men, and the NBA playoffs; featured an ad promoting the new WWE.com; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 28 on DVD and Blu-ray; featured a backstage segment in which AJ chased down WWE World Champion CM Punk and said she enjoyed Punk beating up Daniel Bryan the previous night; after Punk questioned if she was sadistic, AJ began crying before Punk awkwardly hugged her; AJ then immediately stopped crying before Punk walked off; included an ad promoting 'The Best of WCW Clash of the Champions;':
John Cena defeated David Otunga via submission with the STFU at 1:58 following the FU; during the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" John Laurinaitis and Eve watched the match from the entrance stage; after the match, Curt Hawkins, Tyler Reks, Darren Young, & Titus O'Neil came out of the crowd and attacked Cena until World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus ran out and helped clear the ring; Laurinaitis then ordered the four men backstage before saying Cena & Sheamus would face three men in a lumberjack match later in the show
Randy Orton defeated Alberto Del Rio via disqualification at 7:20 when Chris Jericho slid in the ring and dropped Orton with the Codebreaker; as Ricardo Rodriguez introduced ADR before the bout, WWE US Champion Santino Marella interrupted, insulted Rodriguez, and hit him with the Cobra before introducing ADR himself; prior to ADR's entrance, it was noted Raw would celebrate its 1,000 episode -- and move to a 3-hour format -- beginning July 23; upon ADR's entrance, Marella ran backstage; during Orton's entrance, Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler discussed Big Show's return to WWE, with Cole saying Show did not resign with the company until the early morning hours, thus John Laurinaitis's win over John Cena would stand; after the match, Jericho took the mic and repeated he was the best in the world at what he does before hitting the Codebreaker twice more
Daniel Bryan defeated Kane via disqualification in an impromptu match at 1:49 when Kane stole a steel chair away from Bryan at ringside and repeatedly hit him with it; prior to the bout, Bryan cut an in-ring promo in which he said he should be the new WWE World Champion after making Punk tap out at Over the Limit, then demanding a rematch; moments later, Punk walked out, praised the match, and noted he pinned Bryan in the contest; Punk then showed footage of what happened between them and Kane on Smackdown before introducing Kane as Bryan's opponent; Punk provided guest commentary for the match; late in the bout, Punk took the chair and attempted to hit Kane with it, only for Bryan to take the chair instead; after the match, Kane twice dropped Bryan with the chokeslam in the ring; after Kane left ringside, Punk entered the ring and applied the Anaconda Vice on Bryan, with Bryan quickly tapping out
WWE IC Champion Christian pinned Jinder Mahal in a non-title match with the Unprettier and frog splash off the top at 3:16
Beth Phoenix pinned Kelly Kelly with the Glam Slam at 2:30; during the bout, there were brief chants of "We want Kharma;" WWE Divas Champion Layla was shown watching on during and after the match
John Cena & World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus fought Lord Tensai, Jack Swagger, & Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) to a no contest in a handicap match at the 15-minute mark when all the lumberjacks attacked Cena & Sheamus; prior to the bout, Guerrero introduced Swagger & Ziggler from the entrance stage; lumberjacks for the match included Tyler Reks, Curt Hawkins, Darren Young, Titus O'Neil, David Otunga, Hunico, Camacho, Chris Jericho, Primo Colon & Epico, Alberto Del Rio, Jinder Mahal, and Drew McIntyre; late in the match, the Big Show briefly watched the match from the entrance stage; after the bout, WWE World Champion CM Punk, Brodus Clay, WWE US Champion Santino Marella, WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & R-Truth, the Great Khali, and Ezekiel Jackson ran out and brawled with the lumberjacks; moments later, Cena went backstage to find Show; after confronting John Laurinaitis, Cena turned around and was knocked out by a punch from Show as the show ended

5/28/12; New Orleans, LA; Arena
5/28/12 - featured an opening video package noting it being Memorial Day in America; included an in-ring promo by the Big Show in which he said he had an iron-clad contract and was set for life, adding he could do whatever he wanted to whomever he wanted; Show went on to say he was a giant, not an entertainer, and was offended that Brodus Clay was dancing in the ring immediately after Show was fired two weeks earlier, then adding he thought WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & R-Truth were his friends when they too danced; Show went on to say the fans and John Cena saw him as a joke but Cena would be facing an unstoppable giant at No Way Out; featured a backstage segment with Eve and Alex Riley, with Riley praising Eve's work before Show walked in; Eve then said Show could pick his opponent for later in the show, with Riley backing off and saying he admired Show; Show then said he wasn't picking Riley as his opponent, but then threw Riley face-first into the wall as a message to the locker room; included a backstage segment with Show and WWE US Champion Santino Marella, with Show grabbing Marella by his face until Brodus Clay walked in and challenged Show to a match later in the night; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 28 on DVD and Blu-ray; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read 'Be A Star''s anti-bullying campaign had been recognized by U.S. Congress; featured an in-ring segment in which John Laurinaitis, on his scooter, alongside Eve and David Otunga, came out, with Laurinaitis announcing Show would face Clay, Cena vs. Show at No Way Out would be a steel cage match, and revealed his own XBox 360 custom cover to WWE '13 which only had him on the box; moments later, WWE World Champion CM Punk interrupted, made fun of Laurinaitis, and said the person on the real cover was more handsome than Laurinaitis, with a giant poster of the real cover - featuring Punk - dropping from the rafters; Punk then told Laurinaitis and his group to get out of his ring so he could face Daniel Bryan, with Laurinaitis wishing Punk luck in his match; included a backstage segment with Laurinaitis, Eve, and Otunga in which Laurinaitis spoke down to his team before telling them he needed people to count on; moments later, teddy Long walked in with coffee for Eve, with Eve spotting it on his shirt; featured an ad promoting the 1,000th episode of Raw on July 23; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers free tickets to military personnel to live events in the US; featured a video package on Memorial Day, narrated by Cena; included the announcement Punk would defend against Kane on Smackdown; featured an ad promoting 'ECW Unreleased Vol. 1':
Alberto Del Rio defeated WWE US Champion Santino Marella in a non-title match via submission with the cross armbreaker at the 50-second mark; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the bout; after the bout, Rodriguez repeatedly announced ADR as the winner as Santino was laid out on the mat
WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & R-Truth defeated Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 7:07 when Truth pinned Swagger with the Little Jimmy; prior to the bout, Guerrero introduced her team from the entrance stage; after the match, Ziggler walked out on Guerrero and Swagger after saying "I'm better than this"
Daniel Bryan pinned WWE World Champion CM Punk in a non-title match at 15:23 after dropping Punk face-first onto an exposed turnbuckle; early in the match, AJ came ringside; after the bout, Kane came out and attacked Bryan with a steel chair, then dropping him with a chokeslam onto the chair; moments later, AJ tossed a chair to Punk, who assaulted Kane with it; a smiling AJ was then shown watching Punk
WWE IC Champion Christian pinned Mike Mizanin in a non-title match with the Killswitch and frog splash at 4:16; prior to the bout, Michael Cole announced Chris Jericho was not at Raw because of what happened at a live event in Brazil, with he and Jerry Lawler telling fans to visit WWE.com for more info; Cody Rhodes provided guest commentary for much of the bout before leaving the commentary table during the closing moments; following the commercial break, Miz took the mic and said he was the sole reason John Laurinaitis was in charge and questioned where his opportunities were; Miz then said he wasn't leaving the ring until he was treated like the superstar he was, with Randy Orton then walking out and dropping Miz with the RKO; Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero were then shown watching on backstage, with Ziggler saying he should be in Orton's spot and wanted out of his tag team with Jack Swagger
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus pinned David Otunga in a non-title match at 2:48 with the White Noise and boot to the face
The Big Show fought Brodus Clay (w/ Cameron & Naomi) to a no contest; upon his entrance, Show took the mic and said Clay was as much of a sell out as him, then comparing Clay to Doink the Clown before adding Doink, unlike Clay, actually had talent; after Show assaulted Clay at ringside, Show fought off WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & R-Truth before kicking apart the commentary table; Show then used part of the table to twice hit Clay across the back and easily manhandled Kingston & Truth while knocking Clay out with a punch; moments later, Show and John Laurinaitis held up their hands at the entrance stage as the show ended; moments later, Clay was taken backstage on a stretcher (The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012)

6/4/12; Greenville, SC; Bi-Lo Center
6/4/12 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Michael Cole interviewed John Cena and blamed him for Big Show's recent violent actions; after the two argued, Cole said Cena was overrated and hoped Show takes care of Cena in their steel cage match at No Way Out; moments later, John Laurinaitis came out on his scooter, said Big Show was not in the building, and that he himself had retired from competition, then adding Cena could face anyone else; Cena then said he wanted to face Cole, with Laurinaitis agreeing despite Cole's pleas; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WrestleMania 28 has been the #1 sports DVD, selling more copies than the Super Bowl; featured a backstage segment with Cole and Laurinaitis in which Cole tried to get out of his match against Cena; included an ad promoting "ECW Unreleased Vol. 1;" featured a backstage segment with Laurinaitis and David Otunga in which they discussed news from WWE.com that Vince McMahon would be on the show the following week, with Laurinaitis saying it would be a good thing; included a Raw 1,000 segment in which Cena spoke about when he was drafted to Raw in 2005; featured a "Did you know?" segment which stated WWE's Facebook network has more fans than MLB and all 30 teams combined; included a backstage segment in which Josh Matthews interviewed AJ about the look she gave Kane in the ring minutes earlier, with AJ saying she likes when men look at her and then saying Matthews might be her type; featured a video package on Big Show in which he said he wasn't an entertainer, he was a giant; included a Raw 1,000 segment in which Triple H spoke about his return from his quad tear in 2002:
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus pinned Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) in a non-title match with the boot to the face at 9:09; prior to his entrance, Vickie introduced Ziggler from the entrance stage, with Michael Cole storming past her to join Jerry Lawler on commentary; after the contest, Alberto Del Rio jumped Sheamus from behind at the entrance stage, with Ricardo Rodriguez helping in double teaming Sheamus; ADR then repeatedly stomped the champion's head before applying the cross armbreaker across the edge of the stage
Sin Cara pinned Hunico (w/ Camacho) at 2:31 with La Mistico; the match was wrestled under blue and orange lights
Ryback defeated Stan Stanski & Arthur Rosenburg (Kirby Mack) in a handicap match at 1:56 by pinning both men after hitting a double running Samoan Drop; prior to the bout, Stansky & Rosenburg took the mic and recited a poem about what they would do to Ryback
Kane pinned WWE World Champion CM Punk in a non-title match at 13:40 with the chokeslam after Punk hit a dive to the floor onto Daniel Bryan, who sat ringside for the match; prior to the bout, Bryan walked out, took the mic, stood on the announce table, and cut a promo on AJ and Punk; late in the contest, AJ came out after Bryan assaulted Punk from behind the referee's back; after the contest, Kane cornered AJ until she smiled at him, with Kane leaving the ring confused; AJ then tended to Punk in the ring
WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & R-Truth defeated Tyler Reks & Curt Hawkins in a non-title match at around the 6-minute mark when Kingston pinned Hawkins with the spin kick to the face after Hawkins struck the corner; Truth's shoulder was heavily taped for the match (the bout began during the commercial break)
John Cena pinned Tensai (w/ Sakamoto) in an impromptu bout with the FU at 9:05; prior to the match, John Laurinaitis came out and announced that Cena would face Cole, as advertised, in a No DQ match but only if he beat Tensai first; during the bout, there were dueling chants of "Cena sucks" and "Let's go, Cena"
John Cena pinned Michael Cole in a No DQ match at 9:05 with the FU; mid-way through the bout, Cena grabbed a mic and made Cole apologize in the ring to both Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross, then taking bottles of JR's barbecue sauce from Lawler to pour on Cole; late in the bout, Tensai returned to the ring and dropped Cena with a Baldo Bomb; after the contest, Cena took a fire extinguisher, which he used earlier in the match, and sprayed it in the ring

6/11/12; Hartford, CT; XL Center
6/11/12 - 3-hour episode; featured an opening in-ring promo by John Laurinaitis in which he was quickly interrupted by Vince McMahon; McMahon then said he was there for Laurinaitis's evaluation and questioned why he shouldn't fire Laurinaitis; Laurinaitis responded that Raw was approaching its 100th episode - before correcting himself to say 1,000th - and said he implemented People Power; as Laurinaitis compared himself to McMahon, the crowd chanted "Fire, Johnny;" McMahon then brought up Laurinaitis' handling of Brock Lesnar's contract, "hiring the wrong one-legged wrestler," and and re-signing the Big Show to a huge bonus, after Show hasn't lived up to billing since 1999; after McMahon responded to more of Laurinaitis's claims, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus walked out and insulted Laurinaitis before McMahon noted "#FireJohnny" was the #1 trend worldwide on Twitter; Sheamus went on to say Laurinaitis should be fired, with Laurinaitis saying he would find an opponent for Sheamus to face for talking to him the way he did; McMahon followed by saying Laurinaitis's opponent better be good and the show better be good or Laurinaitis would be fired; Laurinaitis then left ringside, with McMahon driving up the ramp in Laurinaitis's scooter before pushing it off the stage; included a backstage segment with Laurinaitis, McMahon, Teddy Long, and Vickie Guerrero in which Guerrero argued that her men, Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler, should challenge Sheamus in a triple threat match at No Way Out; Long then said the Great Khali and WWE IC Champion Christian were also former world champions and suggested there be a four-way elimination match for the title shot; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Smackdown was SyFy's most watched regularly scheduled program for the 88th week in a row; included a "Raw 1,000" segment focusing on the 7/13/09 episode of Seth Green, with comments from Green about his hosting Raw; featured Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with WWE Tag Team Champion R-Truth regarding the attack he sustained two weeks earlier from the Big Show, with Truth saying the incident traumatized Little Jimmy; after Truth talked about how John Cena would beat Show at No Way Out, Show appeared and knocked him out with a punch; included an ad promoting the 7/23/12 episode, with an appearance by DX; featured a backstage segment with David Otunga and McMahon in which Otunga praised Laurinaitis's performance but added he could take over if Laurinaitis were to be fired; moments later, WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston walked in, confronted Laurinaitis, and said he wanted Show in a match, with Laurinaitis agreeing and putting the match in a steel cage; included an in-ring promo by Daniel Bryan in which he discussed his upcoming match at No Way Out against WWE World Champion CM Punk and Kane, saying he was nothing like the other two; Bryan then said he wasn't interested in AJ, only the title; Punk soon interrupted, said he and Bryan have traded wins, and they've both been beaten by Kane, but he was leaving Sunday with the title; Punk then noted his promo at the top of the stage the previous year and said the success he saw after was because of him only, whereas Bryan's success turned him into a "goat-faced moron;" Kane then walked out and discussed his violent past, with AJ soon following and saying she saw heart in Kane's eyes; Punk then said "You gotta love crazy chicks," prompting a chant of "Crazy chicks" from the crowd; "Goat Face" was then shown as the #1 trending word on Twitter, with the crowd chanting "Goat face" before AJ said she knew the best man would win at No Way Out; Laurinaitis then appeared on the big screen and said Punk & AJ would face Bryan & Kane; included a backstage segment with Natalya Neidhart and McMahon in which Natalya asked to have the entire Hart family back on TV, with McMahon saying he would think about it; moments later, Naomi & Cameron appeared and asked Vince to talk to Laurinaitis about Brodus Clay being banned from Raw, with Vince eventually dancing with them; after they walked off, Zack Ryder appeared and was speechless, with Vince saying, "Woo woo woo, you know it;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE superstars have granted more than 5,000 wishes with Make-a-Wish and their "Circle of Champions" program in the past 25 years; included a backstage segment with Hornswoggle, wearing his JR cowboy hat, and McMahon in which McMahon gave tips on how to make a face like Jim Ross; moments later, John Cena walked in and said Laurinaitis was awful, with the two discussing Cena's upcoming match against Show; Otunga soon followed, with McMahon telling him he has no respect for someone that will kiss his behind, then glancing at William Regal, previously unseen in the segment, and saying "No offense;" featured the announcement Clay would face Otunga on the No Way Out pre-show; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE was the most talked about brand on Facebook, with more fans than Nike, Pepsi, UFC, HBO, ESPN, and the NFL; featured recent clips from Backstage Fallout, on WWE's YouTube channel; included a backstage segment with Bryan and Vince in which Vince said Bryan was the epitome of you can't judge a book by its cover, with Bryan saying he had been fired from WWE once and ended up proving Vince wrong; Bryan then said he and Vince both defy expectations and are self-made success stories, with McMahon making fun of Bryan's 18-second loss at WrestleMania; featured a "Raw 1,000" segment in which Dolph Ziggler talked about watching the first episode from 1/11/93; included footage of Otunga and Stephanie McMahon speaking at a YMCA in Hartford earlier in the day regarding the 'Be A Star' program; featured a backstage segment with Punk and AJ regarding their upcoming tag team match; included an ad promoting "ECW Unreleased Vol. 1;" featured the announcement Punk & Sheamus would face Bryan & Ziggler on Smackdown; included a closing in-ring segment with McMahon, alongside members of security, in which he took the mic, noted he lives in the state and Stephanie was born in Hartford, then implied it was time to end Laurinaitis's employment; Laurinaitis then came out on a crutch, with McMahon saying the securing guards were there to escort "someone" out of his business; as McMahon went to announce Laurinaitis's firing, Show walked out, took the mic, and blamed McMahon for his career being what it is; Show went on to say he would lay out McMahon's "golden goose," Cena, at No Way Out; Cena then came out and said Show was busy blaming others but had the match and opponent he wanted and there would be no escuses for Show if he lost in the steel cage; McMahon then said he would have two words for Laurinaitis if Show lost the match; moments later, a scuffle took place between Cena and Show, with security being cleared of the ring; Show then swung at Cena but struck Vince instead, with Laurianitis ordering Show to leave the ring:
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus pinned Tensai (w/ Sakamodo) in a non-title match with the boot to the face at 9:21; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Alberto Del Rio sustaining a concussion at the hands of the Great Khali, forcing ADR to give up his title shot against Sheamus at No Way Out; moments later, John Laurinaitis walked out to the entrance stage and introduced Tensai as Sheamus's opponent; during his entrance, Tensai shoved his way past Sakamodo on his way to the ring; following the commercial break, Tensai attacked Sakamodo in the ring and at ringside before throwing him into the barricade
Ricardo Rodriguez & Beth Phoenix defeated WWE US Champion Santino Marella & WWE Divas Champion Layla at 2:55 when Phoenix pinned Layla with the Glam Slam; after the bout, Marella ripped off Rodriguez's shirt to reveal him wearing a Justin Bieber shirt underneath
Dolph Ziggler defeated Jack Swagger, WWE IC Champion Christian, and the Great Khali in an elimination match at 12:20; prior to the bout, Guerrero introduced both Ziggler and Swagger from the entrance stage; stipulations stated the winner would challenge World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus Sunday at No Way Out; the three pinned Khali at 1:52 after Christian hit the frog splash; Ziggler pinned Swagger at 8:38 after Christian hit Swagger with the Killswitch; Ziggler pinned Christian with the Zig Zag after Christian landed on his injured ankle; after the bout, Sheamus appeared on the entrance stage and held up the title belt in Ziggler's face (The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012)
Ryback pinned Willard Fillmore & Rutherford PS Hayes in a handicap match at 1:32 after hitting a double Samoan Drop
The Big Show defeated WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston in a steel cage match at 7:22 by escaping the cage after knocking Kingston out with a punch; after the match, John Laurianitis was shown watching on backstage
Sin Cara pinned Curt Hawkins with La Mistica at 2:29; the match was wrestled under blue and orange lights; early in the match, there were chants of "Let's go, Hawkins"
Vader (mystery opponent) pinned Heath Slater with the Vader Bomb at 3:18; prior to the bout, Justin Roberts said Slater's opponent was a former Raw main eventer, with Slater taking the mic and saying it was "Slater time;" moments later, Vader's music began playing; during the match, the crowd chanted "You've still got it" and "Vader bomb" (Vader's surprise return after a 14-year absence) (The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012)
WWE World Champion CM Punk & AJ defeated Daniel Bryan & Kane at 4:58 when Punk pinned Bryan with the elbowsmash off the top after a kick to the head; late in the bout, AJ was in the ring with Kane, with AJ then skipping around Kane, jumping into his arms, and giving him a prolonged kiss; Kane then left ringside; after the bout, AJ sat down in the ring and smiled as the three men watched her

6/18/12; Long Island, NY; Nassau Coliseum
6/18/12 - featured an opening introduction of Mick Foley, who cut an in-ring promo about the upcoming 1,000th episode of Raw before saying the board of directors reached out to him as a former GM while they were searching for a new GM; Foley then said he would host both Raw and Smackdown this week before announcing Daniel Bryan & Kane would face World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus & WWE World Champion CM Punk later in the show; Foley then said John Laurinaitis, fired the previous night, was allowed to make a farewell address; Laurinaitis then came out, wearing a neckbrace and his arm in a sling, as the crowd chanted "You got fired;" Laurinaitis, after saying the crowd was rude, said he would wait until later in the show for his farewell address; Laurinaitis then said John Cena would face himself, Big Show, & David Otunga later in the show before then leaving the ring; moments later, Sheamus came out for the opening contest, passed Laurinaitis in the aisle, and hugged Foley in the ring; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 1 million females watched the previous week's Raw and more males watched than any show on ABC, Fox, NBC, and CBs; featured a backstage segment with Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger in which they argued who had been more successful, with Ziggler saying he was the real star of their team; Vickie Guerrero then interrupted, yelled at them both, and said the two would have a match, with the crowd chanting "We want Ziggler;" included a backstage segment with Big Show, Laurinaitis, and David Otunga in which Laurinaitis talked about their upcoming match against Cena, with Laurinaitis plotting to pin Cena in the match to make a lasting impact on WWE; Show then left after not being impressed by the plans; featured a "Raw 1,000" segment in which Jerry Lawler talked about the debut of Mr. Socko from 10/5/98; included an in-ring promo by Paul Heyman responded to the challenge from Triple H the previous night, said neither he or Brock Lesnar would drop their respective lawsuits, and Lesnar would not face Triple H at Summer Slam; moments later, Triple H joined Heyman in the ring and said he would make Lesnar the star of the promotion for Summer Slam; Heyman then said Triple H was becoming more and more like Triple H each day, then threatening another lawsuit should Triple H lay a finger on him; after Heyman mentioned Stephanie McMahon's name, Triple H grabbed him by the tie but eventually released; Heyman then said he was smarter than Triple H and knew his every move, with Triple H knocking Heyman out with a punch; Triple H then told Heyman that he would see Lesnar at Summer Slam; featured an ad promoting the Orion Music Fest, featuring Metallica; included a video package on Cyndi Lauper and her WWF involvement in the mid 1980s; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read stamps cost 29 cents and a gallon of gas $1.11 when Raw debuted in 1993; included an in-ring segment in which WWE Divas Champion Layla in which she introduced Cyndi Lauper and Wendi Richter; after Richter and Lauper talked about being at the first WrestleMania, Heath Slater interrupted and mocked the two; moments later, Roddy Piper walked out and made fun of Slater before talking about the gold record of her's he smashed over Capt. Lou Albano's head; Piper then had a new gold record of "She Bop" to give to her from the WWE; Piper then said he loved Lauper and hugged her; Slater soon interrupted, making fun of what happened "20 years ago" before Piper poked him in the eyes; Lauper followed by smashing the gold record over Slater's head; featured an ad promoting WWE's YouTube content; included the announcement Chris Jericho would return to Raw the following week, while showing a clip of Fozzy performing overseas; featured an ad promoting Raw going to 3 hours beginning July 23:
WWE World Champion CM Punk & World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus defeated Daniel Bryan & Kane at 14:22 when Sheamus pinned Bryan with the boot to the face after Punk hit the Go To Sleep on Bryan; during Punk's entrance, it was noted he would appear on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' later that night on NBC; late in the match, there were dueling chants of "Daniel Bryan" and "...Sucks;" during the final moments, AJ came ringside wearing a Kane mask, skipped around the ring, and then backstage, prompting a confused Kane to leave his corner and follow her halfway up the aisle
Dolph Ziggler pinned Jack Swagger with the Zig Zag at 4:10 after reversing the ankle lock and sending Swagger shoulder-first into the ringpost; Vickie Guerrero was ringside for the match, with stipulations stating the winner would earn her respect and admiration; after the bout, Guerrero joined Ziggler in the ring and kissed him
Alberto Del Rio defeated WWE US Champion Santino Marella via submission in a non-title match at 1:26 with the cross armbreaker; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the match; after the bout, Rodriguez attacked Marella's injured arm
Primo Colon & Epico (w/ Rosa Mendes) defeated Darren Young & Titus O'Neil (w/ AW) via count-out at 2:57 when AW talked his team into not returning to the ring, noting they were already the #1 contenders for the WWE Tag Team Titles; prior to the bout, AW introduced his team from the entrance stage, calling them the Prime Time Players and the next WWE Tag Team Champions
John Cena defeated John Laurinaitis & David Otunga in a handicap match at 6:14 when Laurinaitis submitted to the STFU after sustaining three FUs; prior to the bout, Laurinaitis said all the fans were losers and the next time they would see him was when he gets inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame; prior to Cena's entrance, Teddy Long joined the commentary team, with Long ripping up his "Hello, My Name is Teddy" sign before the match; moments later, the Big Show, who was to be Laurinaitis & Otunga's partner, noted the interference by many in his match the previous night against Cena and thanked Laurinaitis for his recent help, but then said he saw no reason for the match to happen and walked out; following Cena's entrance, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" there were chants of "We want Ryder, Woo Woo Woo" during the bout; Otunga walked out of the match at the 4-minute mark

6/25/12; Ft. Wayne, IN; Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
6/25/12 - featured an opening backstage segment in which AJ was shown speaking to Daniel Bryan, Kane, and WWE World Champion CM Punk, saying they should all go their seperate ways; moments later, the camera panned around to show she was talking to the mirror; included an announcement from the entrance stage by Vickie Guerrero in which she noted she was running both Raw and Smackdown that week and said the opening match would be a 3-way elimination match; featured a backstage segment in which Alberto Del Rio had Ricardo Rodriguez give Vickie roses, with Dolph Ziggler walking in and reminding Vickie that he was the #1 contender and was deserving of another match; Vickie then said the two would face off later in the show in a pole match, with the winner facing World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus on Smackdown; moments later, Ziggler threw away Vickie's roses; included a video package recapping John Cena's 300th Make-A-Wish wish made the previous week; featured a "Raw 1,000" segment in which Bob Barker talked about hosting the 9/7/09 Raw; included the announcement Brock Lesnar would respond to Triple H's challenge the following week; featured a backstage segment with Kane and AJ in which Kane let AJ down gently, adding that despite being a monster even he could see that she was unstable; after Kane walked off, AJ began crying, then laughing; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read it would take 75 days to watch every episode of Raw, back to back; featured a backstage segment in which Cena was shown walking past "People Power" T-shirts, with Zack Ryder tossing them in the trash; included an in-ring segment in which Cena compared his recent feud with Big Show and John Laurinaitis to a "bad episode of Star Wars," then giving Star Wars-esque names to various talent; after finishing, he said he had a big announcement, with Chris Jericho interrupting and telling Cena to get to the point; Cena then said he was putting himself in the upcoming Money in the Bank match to prevent Show from winning; as Jericho went to put himself in the match, Vickie walked out and said only she could put them in the match; Vickie then said Kane, Show, Jericho, and Cena would be in the Money in the Bank match, noting they were all former champions, and Cena would face Jericho later in the show; featured an ad promoting 'Falls Count Anywhere' on DVD; included the results of the Twitter poll about AJ, with 51% of fans saying Punk, 27% saying Kane, 8% Bryan, and 14% all; featured a backstage segment with AJ and Punk in which she said she would dedicate her upcoming battle royal to Punk, with Punk saying they needed to talk after the match; AJ then said she understood they needed to talk, but took it as a sign they needed to take things to the next level; included a "Raw 1,000" segment in which Mick Foley talked about the Rock's "This is your life" segment from the 9/27/99 Raw; featured an ad promoting a 'Great American Bash' live Smackdown the following Tuesday; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown was the #1 show on basic cable the previous week, beating every show on TNT, FX, The History Channel, TBS, Fox News, A&E, and ESPN:
Daniel Bryan defeated WWE World Champion CM Punk and Kane in a non-title elimination match at 10:11; prior to the bout, Michael Cole gave the fans info on how to vote on Twitter as to who they would like to see AJ pair with; Punk pinned Kane with the Go To Sleep at 9:56 after AJ appeared ringside and skipped around the ring; Bryan pinned Punk with a kick to the head
The Big Show pinned Brodus Clay (w/ Naomi & Cameron) at 2:33 when Clay's knee went out attempting a slam, with Show falling on top for the win; during the commercial break, Show knocked Clay out with a punch as Clay was being helped backstage
WWE US Champion Santino Marella pinned Jack Swagger at 2:41 with the Cobra
Psycho Sid pinned Heath Slater with one hand on his chest after the powerbomb at 1:31; after the match, the crowd chanted "Psycho Sid" (Sid's first WWE match in 15 years)
Dolph Ziggler fought Alberto Del Rio to a no contest in a contract on a pole match at around the 3:30 mark; Ricardo Rodriguez was the guest ring announcer for the match; early in the bout, there were chants of "Let's go, Ziggler;" late in the match, Ziggler knocked the contract into the ring, with the two fighting over it; Rodriguez then slid in the ring to grab it, with Ziggler kicking him, knocking the contract to the floor; the two wrestlers then fell to the floor; stipulations stated the winner would challenge World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus on Smackdown; Sheamus then appeared and said he would face both men on Smackdown
AJ won a battle royal by last eliminating Vickie Guerrero
John Cena defeated Chris Jericho via disqualification at 8:18 when the Big Show came out and hit a legdrop on Cena as Cena was caught in the Walls of Jericho; after the match, Jericho left the ring, with Show dropping Cena with a chokeslam; Show then put Cena in a modified Camel Clutch as the show ended

7/2/12; Laredo, TX; Energy Arena
7/2/12 - featured an opening in-ring promo by John Cena in which he noted his attack the previous week at the hands of Chris Jericho and the Big Show and discussed his upcoming Money in the Bank match; moments later, Daniel Bryan interrupted, said Cena wasn't relevant to him, and he would soon beat WWE World Champion CM Punk to win the title; Punk soon joined Cena and Bryan in the ring, getting all the fans to chant "Yes" in that they disagreed with Bryan, then reminding Bryan that AJ was the guest referee for their upcoming title match; Chris Jericho then interrupted, noted Bryan's one catch phrase, and then went on a tirade mentioning the several that he had; Kane soon interrupted, with Show soon following; before Show could make it to the ring, a fight broke out in the ring; moments later, Show knocked down Kane to be the last man standing, and then left the ring; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Kim Kardashian was 12, Katy Perry was 8, Rihanna was 4, Miley Cyrus was 2 months old, and Justin Bieber wasn't yet born when Raw debuted in 1993; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Alberto Del Rio in which Long said ADR would challenge World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus at Money in the Bank, with Long saying ADR would be in a match after the commercial against an opponent of his choosing; included a "Raw 1,000" segment in which Stephanie McMahon discussed Shane McMahon training Vince McMahon for the 1999 Royal Rumble; featured a backstage segment with AJ and Bryan in which Bryan gave AJ a rose, with AJ saying Bryan never cared about her and he was trying to use her; AJ then said she would win her match later in the show and run into the arms of the man the WWE Universe sees as her soulmate; included the announcement that the winner of the following night's Smackdown battle royal would be the guest GM of Smackdown the following Friday; featured Paul Heyman, via satellite, in which he announced Brock Lesnar would make his decision 3 weeks later, during the 1,000th episode of Raw, on whether he would face Triple H at Summer Slam, with Heyman saying Triple H wanted Lesnar in the ring as a mercy killing so he wouldn't have to take another beating in the ring; included an ad promoting 'Falls Count Anywhere' on DVD; featured an ad promoting 'No Holds Barred' on DVD the following day; included footage of Cena and Alicia Fox visiting Walter Reed Medical Center two weeks earlier; featured a backstage segment with Long and Eve in which Long gave Eve a name sticker to help the fans remember who she was; after Long left, Eve found AJ and made fun of her, with AJ saying Eve was only out to get attention and she would show her how to get attention later in the show; included a "Raw 1,000" segment in which ADR discussed DX invating WCW on 4/27/98; featured a backstage segment with Jericho and Bryan in which they discussed their upcoming tag team match, with the two then arguing via catchphrases; included a backstage segment in which Punk and Cena talked about their upcoming match; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Raw debuted 11 years before Facebook was invented; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Tyson Kidd regarding his win earlier against Tensai, with Tensai then jumping Kidd from behind; featured an ad promoting Raw going to 3 hours on July 23:
WWE IC Champion Christian, WWE US Champion Santino Marella, WWE Tag Team Champions R-Truth & Kofi Kingston defeated Cody Rhodes, David Otunga, Darren Young & Titus O'Neil (w/ AW) at 8:25 when Marella pinned Otunga with the Cobra, moments after Brodus Clay came out and threw Otunga back into the ring; late in the match, Young & O'Neil walked out of the match, alongside AW; moments later, Rhdoes did the same; after the bout, Christian dropped Otunga with the Killswitch, with Clay then hitting the splash on Otunga; AW wore a microphone for the match; after the match, Christian's team danced with Clay, Cameron, & Naomi and several kids in the ring
Sin Cara (mystery opponent) fought Alberto Del Rio to a no contest when ADR jumped his opponent before the bout, knocked him to the floor, and applied the cross armbreaker outside the ring; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the bout
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus & AJ defeated Dolph Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero at 3:28 when AJ pinned Guerrero with the Shining Wizard; prior to the bout, Guerrero introduced herself from backstage, then walked to the entrance stage to introduce Ziggler; after the match, AJ took the mic and chanted "Yes!" as she made her way backstage; moments later, AJ went looking for WWE World Champion CM Punk, who was on his cell phone; she asked whether he saw her match, with Punk saying he was on the phone with his sister for the past 15 minutes and missed it; AJ then walked away
Heath Slater pinned Diamond Dallas Page with a neckbreaker at 1:21 after Doink hit the corner; following Slater's entrance, a video package recapped his recent altercations with Vader, Roddy Piper, Cyndi Lauper, and Psycho Sid; moments later, Slater took the mic and said he wasn't a clown, with Doink then coming out; after the bout, Diamond Dallas Page walked out, with both he and Slater holding up the diamond sign before dropping Slater with the Diamond Cutter
The Big Show pinned Kane in a No DQ match at 3:47 with a chokeslam onto a steel chair, moments after spearing the chair into Kane
Tyson Kidd pinned Tensai (w/ Sakamodo) with a roll up at the 58-second mark; after the bout, Tensai assaulted Sakamodo in the ring and on the floor
WWE World Champion CM Punk & John Cena fought Chris Jericho & Daniel Bryan to a no contest at around the 14-minute mark; during the bout, there were chants of "Si!" directed at Bryan and dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" at the 12-minute mark, Cena and Jericho fought their way backstage; Punk and Bryan continued fighting, with AJ eventually coming ringside and skipping around the ring, with neither man paying attention to her; after they were both knocked down, she pulled a table out from under the ring and climbed to the top rope, implying she would jump through the table; Bryan and then Punk tried to intervene, with AJ kissing Punk and knocking him off the top, onto Bryan, and through the table; AJ then chanted "Yes!" as the show ended

7/9/12; Denver, CO; Pepsi Center
7/9/12 - featured an opening in-ring promo by AJ in which she spoke about being the guest referee for the WWE World Champion CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan match the coming Sunday at Money in the Bank; moments later, AJ asked for Punk to join her in the ring, with her saying she isn't mentally unstable as Punk said the previous week on Smackdown; she went on to talk about how Punk cared for her and said his eyes sent her love, he turned her on, and she knew now what she had to do; AJ then took a few steps back and got down on one knee before asking Punk to marry her; Bryan then ran out, chanting "No" as the crowd responded "Yes," and said Punk was only using AJ to ensure he keeps the title; when Punk interrupted, Bryan told Punk to go ahead and say "I do" to the proposal; Bryan then got down on one knee himself and proposed to AJ, with the two continuing to argue until Michael Cole received an email from the Raw GM which said Punk & AJ would face Bryan & Eve; Bryan immediately chanted "No!", with the crowd responding "Yes!"; AJ then told the two that they all had things to think about and that everything happens for a reason, adding she had a feeling she would leave the arena with her future husband; included a backstage segment with WWE US Champion Santino Marella congratulating Zack Ryder on winning the battle royal on Smackdown, with Marella saying the anonymous GM was in the building and he would find him; featured the announcement the Rock would be at the 1,000th episode of Raw; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read it would take 5 and a half years to watch every Raw, by watching 1 hour each day; featured a backstage segment in which Marella questioned Chris Jericho as to if he was the Raw GM; after Marella left, Jericho spoke with Big Show about their tag team match later in the night and their history as Jeri-Show, with Show telling Jericho to stay out of his way in the match; included a "Raw 1,000" segment in which Stephanie McMahon discussed the Feb. 11, 2002 episode in which Triple H broke up with her on TV; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Raw has aired more episodes than Seinfeld, Friends, Cheers, and Frasier combined; included a backstage segment with Punk and Eve discussing their match later in the show, with the two discussing AJ and Eve saying if Punk didn't say "I do" then AJ would cost Punk the belt; Eve then said Punk was overshadowed by the Rock, Brock Lesnar, Triple H, Show, and now even AJ; featured Marella finding Great Khali and questioning him as to if he was the Raw GM; included an ad promoting the 1,000th episode of Raw; featured the announcement WWE Tag Team Champions R-Truth & Kofi Kingston would face Hunico & Camacho on the YouTube pre-show before Money in the Bank; included the results of the WWE.com poll which read fans wanted to see Cole vs. Lawler, 75% to 25%; featured an ad promoting how fans can be part of Raw Active; included an ad promoting No Holds Barred on DVD:
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus pinned Jack Swagger in a non-title match with the boot to the face at the 58-second mark; after the bout, Alberto Del Rio cut a backstage promo via the big screen in which he told Sheamus that he would take the title on Sunday; moments later, Sheamus dropped Swagger with another boot to the face as Swagger made it back to his feet
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) & Tensai (w/ Sakamodo) defeated WWE IC Champion Christian & Tyson Kidd at 1:33 when Tensai pinned Christian with a splash in the corner and running senton after Ziggler grabbed Christian's leg from the floor; Vickie joined the commentary team for the bout; after the match, Tensai attacked Kidd on the floor and dropped him with a powerbomb onto the apron and a back splash; after the contest, Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler argued at the commentary desk, with the Raw GM then sending an email that Cole refused to read; Lawler then read that the Raw GM ordered Cole to face Lawler later in the show; a second email read that it would be up to the fans as to if the match happened, with the crowd cheering in approval; Lawler then said fans could go to WWE.com to vote yes or no
Brodus Clay (w/ Cameron & Naomi) pinned Drew McIntyre at the 36-second mark with a headbutt to the chest as McIntyre came off the top, followed by a splash; after the bout, Clay, Cameron, & Naomi danced in the ring with several fans
John Cena & Kane defeated Chris Jericho & the Big Show via disqualification at 16:32 when Show pulled Cena to the floor after Cena dropped Jericho with the FU; following his entrance, Cena took the mic and discussed his upcoming Money in the Bank match, adding he promised to stop Show en route to winning the briefcase; the briefcase was hung above the ring for the match; after the contest, Show threw Cena into the barricade and dropped Kane with a clothesline on the floor; Show then dragged a ladder out from under the ring and assaulted both Jericho and Kane with it inside the ring before Cena used a ladder to knock Show to the floor
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Sin Cara pinned Heath Slater with the La Mistico at 1:45; the match was wrestled under blue and orange lights; after the bout, Slater took the mic and said he was a future champion, then demanded any former champion come out and he would beat them; moments later, Bob Backlund came out and wrestled with Slater, eventually applying the Crossface Chickenwing before Slater tapped out
Jerry Lawler pinned Booker T after an airplane spin at the 58-second mark; Booker T & Josh Matthews provided commentary for the match; after the bout, the Raw GM sent an email, which Matthews read, that said Cole was the winner as a result of interference from Booker; moments later, WWE US Champion Santino Marella came out with his detective hat and said the Raw GM must be under the ring; moments later, Hornswoggle was revealed as the Raw GM and bit Cole and Lawler before leaving the ring
WWE World Champion CM Punk & AJ defeated Daniel Bryan & Eve at 3:19 when AJ pinned Eve with a roll up after Bryan went to the floor and refused to tag his partner; after the bout, Bryan took the mic and said he just proved to AJ that she means more to him than any match, then telling her they should leave together and go get married; Punk followed by saying he wouldn't use AJ to keep his title, then saying Bryan was just using her and he would not marry AJ; Punk then said he was sorry but he cared enough about her to tell her the truth, with AJ then slapping Punk in the face as Bryan laughed; AJ then slapped Bryan as well before laughing and chanting "Yes" along with the corwd before skipping her way up the aisle

7/16/12; Las Vegas, NV; Mandalay Bay Events Center
7/16/12 - featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE World Champion CM Punk in which he noted it was in that same arena a year earlier that he dropped a pipebomb that started a revolution; Punk then discussed his win the previous night's win over Daniel Bryan, with AJ as the guest referee, before saying he would be proud to be champion for the 1,000th episode of Raw the next week; moments later, Big Show interrupted and said the only reason he wasn't the Money in the Bank winner was because John Cena was in the right place at the right time; Punk responded by saying Show can beat people up but can't get the job done and that's why the people respect him and not Show; the two continued to talk, with Show saying he would beat Punk in their non-title match, which could open the door for Cena to come out, cash in his Money in the Bank title shot, and take the belt from Punk; included a WWE.com poll on whether the WWE IC, US, or Divas Title should be defended the following week; featured a backstage segment with Daniel Bryan and AJ in which Bryan said he was sorry for everything he's said to AJ since WrestleMania; moments later, Eve interrupted and called out Bryan for walking out on him the previous week, adding she and her partner would face Bryan & AJ later in the show; included an ad promoting the following week's 1,000th episode; featured an ad promoting WWE's Tout account and how user's Tout videos could air during Raw; included a Tout video from Cena about being drafted to Raw in 2005 and how it was his favorite Raw memory; featured a "Raw 1,000" segment in which Heath Slater talked about his recent altercations with Vader, Cyndi Lauper, Psycho Sid, Doink the Clown, Diamond Dallas Page, and Bob Backlund; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Raw has aired 300 more episodes than CSI, CSI: Miami, and CSI: NY combined; featured an ad promoting 'Undertaker: The Streak;' included a 'Raw 1,000' segment focusing on the Rock throwing Steve Austin's Smoking Skull belt into the river; featured the announcement Bryan and AJ would be married the next week; included a Tout video from Cena in which he said he would make an announcement on Raw regarding the Money in the Bank title shot; featured an in-ring promo by Dolph Ziggler, alongside Vickie Guerrero, regarding his Money in the Bank win, saying he was a future world champion and would be a better world champion than Bret Hart, Austin, and the Rock; moments later, Chris Jericho interrupted, with Ziggler cutting him off before he could speak and saying it was his moment, his win, and he couldn't remember the last time Jericho won a match; Ziggler then said Jericho was all hype and had been coasting, then questioning if Jericho had lost his touch; Jericho responded by dropping Ziggler with the Codebreaker and leaving the ring; included fan Tout responses on their favorite Raw moments; featured responses from the title defense poll for the next week, with the WWE US Title at 30%, WWE IC at 36%, and WWE Divas at 34%; included the announcement Bryan and AJ would be guests of Christian's Peep Show on Smackdown; featured a "Raw 1,000" segment focusing on Vince McMahon appearing bald after WrestleMania 23:
WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & R-Truth defeated Darren Young & Titus O'Neil (w/ AW) at 8:02 when Truth pinned O'Neil with the Little Jimmy after Kingston hit the spin kick to the face off the apron behind the referee's back; AW introduced his team from the entrance stage before the bout; during the contest, it was noted DX would open the following week's 3-hour episode
Alberto Del Rio defeated Zack Ryder via submission with the cross armbreaker at 1:31; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the match; after the contest, Rey Mysterio Jr. ran into the ring, with he and Del Rio fighting before Mysterio hit the 619 (Mysterio's surprise return)
Rikishi pinned Heath Slater with the Bonzai Drop at 1:11; prior to the bout, Slater took the mic and demanded to know what former WWE name wanted to face him; after the bout, the lights went out; when they came back on, Jimmy & Jey Uso joined their father in the ring and danced with him; Rikishi's thumb was taped for the match ala Umaga for the Samoan Spike
Daniel Bryan & AJ defeated Mike Mizanin & Eve at 2:53 when AJ pinned Eve after Bryan reversed an inside cradle attempt behind the referee's back; prior to the match, Eve took the mic and introduced Miz as her partner; after the bout, Bryan took the mic and said he was previously too scared and stupid to say it but he loved AJ; Bryan then pulled out a ring, got down on one knee, and proposed to her; moments later, AJ said yes and the two kissed before leading the crowd in a chant of "Yes!"
Ryback fought Jack Swagger to a no contest when Swagger assaulted Ryback before the match began; the two continued to fight, with Ryback eventually clearing Swagger from the ring before chanting "Feed me more!"
Brodus Clay (w/ Cameron & Naomi) pinned JTG with a splash at 2:32; after the bout, Clay, Cameron, & Naomi danced in the ring with several young fans
WWE World Champion CM Punk defeated the Big Show via disqualification in a non-title match at 9:18 when Show repeatedly punched Punk in the corner and then threw the referee out of the way; after the match, John Cena ran out with his Money in the Bank briefcase, clearing Show from the ring; moments later, Cena took the mic and prepared to make his announcement regarding his title shot; Show then interrupted by saying he knew Cena would cash it in then and there and Cena would be a fool not to; Cena responded by saying he would cash in his title shot the following week, then used the briefcase to knock Show off the ring apron; the show then ended with Punk holding up the belt as Cena held up the briefcase

7/23/12; St. Louis, MO; Scottrade Center
7/23/12 - 1,000th episode; first episode under the new 3-hour format; featured a new company intro; included a several minutes long video package opening recapping some of the biggest moments and faces from the previous 999 episodes; featured an in-ring promo by Vince McMahon, in which the crowd chanted "Thank you, Vince" before he welcomed the crowd to Monday Night Raw; McMahon then introduced DX; moments later, Shawn Michaels told Triple H that he felt something was missing, with Triple H asking if there used to be more members; the two then pointed to the stage, with X-Pac, Billy Gunn, & Road Dogg driving out in a jeep; Road Dogg then took the mic and introduced he and Gunn as the 5-time former WWE tag team champions of the world, with Triple H then leading the crowd in "Let's get ready to suck it;" Gunn and Michaels then argued over who would finish the line, with Triple H making a joke about Michaels appearing in 'Playgirl;' the two prepared to say the line together until Damien Sandow interrupted, citing DX as an example of how far society had fallen; moments later, Michaels hit the superkick and Triple H followed with the Pedigree; Gunn then led the crowd in chanting "Suck it;" Sandow was tossed to the floor as DX posed in the ring; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read stamps cost 29 cents and a gallon of gas cost $1.11 when Raw debuted; featured a collection of Touts from fans about the upcoming Daniel Bryan and AJ wedding; included a segment in which Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler spoke with Charlie Sheen via Skype about the show so far; featured a backstage segment in which AJ spoke about the upcoming wedding to WWE Divas Champion Layla, with Layla questioning if AJ was sure about going through with it; AJ then opened the dressing room door to find Jim Duggan, Roddy Piper, WWE Tag Team Champion R-Truth, Mae Young and her "Hand" son grown up, as examples of how unstable everyone else was; Outasight's "Tonight is the Night" was the theme song of the show; included a backstage segment with Triple H and Trish Stratus talking about yoga, with Trish aiding Triple H until the other members of DX walked in; after they walked off, X-Pac tried hitting on Trish; featured an in-ring segment in which Slick was introduced as the official for Daniel Bryan and AJ's wedding, with it then reavealed that Twitter fans voted 74% against and 26% for the wedding; after Slick gave his talk, the crowd chanted "No!" before Bryan talked about how much he loved AJ, which drew resounding boos; Bryan and AJ then said yes, with Slick about to name them husband and wife until AJ admitted she was saying yes to someone else who proposed to her earlier in the show; Vince then walked out and said he made a business proposal to AJ and she was the new GM of Raw; AJ then shoved her bouque at Bryan, skipped around him, and left the ring; AJ then chanted "Yes!" from the stage as Bryan responded "No!" and destroyed the in-ring decorations set up for the wedding; following the commercial break, Bryan yelled at referees who tried to get him to leave the ring, with WWE World Champion CM Punk interrupting and joining Bryan in the ring, making fun of the fact Bryan got left at the altar; Bryan responded by saying he was the greatest WWE superstar of all time, with the Rock then coming out; Rock then said Bryan couldn't get to say who the greatest of all time is because it was up to the fans; Rock then noted he won his first WWE World Title in St. Louis, called Bryan "Frodo," and said he would challenge for the WWE World Title at the Royal Rumble; Punk responded by saying he would be champion, would beat John Cena later in the night, and would beat Rock at the Rumble; after Punk and Rock had more words, Bryan interrupted and said he would be the one to face Rock at the Rumble, with Rock again calling Bryan a troll from Lord of the Rings before dropping him with the Rock Bottom; included an ad promoting 'Undertaker: The Streak;' featured a Twitter poll on who fans would like to see face Rock at the Royal Rumble - Cena, Punk, or Big Show; included Lawler & Cole speaking with Sheen about the earlier segment with Rock and Bryan; featured pre-taped comments from Regis Philbin about the 1,000th episode of Raw and pasts guests on his show, including Freddie Blassie and the Destroyer; included an in-ring segment in which Triple H said he wanted to fight Brock Lesnar at Summer Slam and wanted an answer to his challenge; moments later, Paul Heyman walked out and said there would be no match and questioned if that's what Triple H teaches his kids when Triple H began name calling; Heyman then said he felt sorry for Triple H's kids, with Stephanie McMahon coming out and telling Heyman to never again mention her children; Stephanie then noted Heyman's failures before slapping him, with Heyman telling Triple H that he could have his match at Summer Slam; Heyman again mentioned Stephanie's children, with Stephanie tackling him until Lesnar walked out; Lesnar and Triple H briefly brawled before Triple H knocked Lesnar to the floor; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read "A Few Good Men" was the #1 movie in America when Raw debuted; included Tout videos from WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston and several fans; featured footage of Cena vs. Steve Austin from WWE 13; included a video package recapping the Austin vs. McMahon feud with comments from Cena, Stephanie, Maria Menounos, and Mike Mizanin; featured a look at the media that the 1,000th espisode garnered; featured Sean Mooney conducting a backstage interview with Bryan about what happened to him earlier in the show and Sheen's comments toward him; included Cole conducting a ringside interview with Alex Guerrero Jr., WWE's 100th million social media follower; featured a video package hosted by Fozzie Bear recapping the biggest catch phrases in Raw history; included a backstage segment with Cena, Zack Ryder, and Gene Okerlund in which Ryder said Okerlund was behing GTV; moments later, Rock appeared, with Ryder and Okerlund leaving, and Rock and Cena discussing the potential for a rematch should Cena win the title later in the show; featured footage from earlier in the day of Stephanie, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, Eve, Miz, and others at a Be A Star event earlier that day in St. Louis; included the announcement the next #1 contender for the World Heavyweight Title would be decided on Smackdown; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Smackdown was the most watched regularly watched show on SyFy for the 94th consecutive week; included Lawler & Cole speaking with Sheen about the comments made from Bryan earlier in the show, with Sheen referring to Bryan as "Goatface":
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, Rey Mysterio Jr., & Sin Cara defeated Alberto Del Rio, Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero), & Chris Jericho at around the 7-minute mark when Sheamus pinned Jericho with the boot to the face, moments after Ziggler hit Jericho from behind and Sheamus knocked Ziggler off the ring apron; Jim Ross provided guest commentary for the bout; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the bout (the match began during the commercial break)
Brodus Clay (w/ Dude Love, Cameron, & Naomi) pinned Jackie Swagger with the splash at the 16-second mark; prior to the bout, a Sonic employee walked over to give slushes to Jerry Lawler & Michael Cole; during Clay's entrance, Lawler & Cole talked about how to access WWE theme songs on the Shazam phone app; following Clay's entrance, he took the mic and brought out Dude Love; after the match, Love applied the Mandible Claw on Swagger
Mike Mizanin pinned WWE IC Champion Christian to win the title with the Skull Crushing Finale at 7:38 after the champion injured his knee attempting a reversal; Bret Hart was the guest ring announcer for the bout; after the contest, Miz took the mic and said he was awesome
Lita pinned Heath Slater with the Twist of Fate and moonsault at the 54-second mark in a No DQ, no count-out match; prior to the bout, WWE US Champion Santino Marella and Hornswoggle passed out Brawling Buddies to ringside fans; Howard Finkel was the ring announcer for the contest; after the entrances, Lita took the mic and said she had back up, with Bradshaw & Ron Simmons coming out and clearing Slater to the floor; moments later, Psycho Sid, Vader, Bob Backlund, Diamond Dallas Page, Rikishi, Sgt. Slaughter, Road Warrior Animal, and Doink the Clown came out and forced Slater back into the ring; after the bout, everyone stood over Slater, with Simmons taking the mic and saying "Damn!"
Kane fought Jinder Mahal to a no contest; during his entrance, Mahal brought out Curt Hawkins, Drew McIntyre, Tyler Reks, Hunico, & Camacho, who all surrounded the ring as Mahal cut a promo about he and his cohorts had been held back; moments later, the Undertaker appeared and helped Kane clear the ring, ending with Kane dropping Hawkins and Taker dropping Hunico with the chokeslam and tombstone before Kane and Taker posed together in the ring (Taker's first appearance in 3 months)
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion CM Punk via disqualification at 11:14 when the Big Show attacked the challenger as Punk was caught in the STFU; during Punk's entrance, the results from the earlier Twitter poll on who fans would like to see Rock face for the title at the Royal Rumble was announced, with 55% saying Punk, 10% Big Show, and 35% for Cena; there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks," as well as "CM Punk," in the bout; late in the contest, the referee was knocked down, with Show running out, dropping Cena with a spear, and knocking him out with a punch; moments later, a hesitant Punk sat and waited before getting the referee back up and attempting a cover; after the bout, the Rock ran out to make the save for Cena against Show, with Punk then taking Rock down with a clothesline and the Go to Sleep; Punk then took the title belt and left the ring to boos

7/30/12; Cincinnati, OH; US Bank Arena
7/30/12 - featured an opening segment with footage from earlier in the night of the tron catching fire during a pyro test, which Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler said prevented fans from entering the arena on time; included a video package recapping the previous week's episode, to the tune of "Tonight is the Night" by Outasight; featured an in-ring promo by WWE World Champion CM Punk in which he discussed what he did the previous week to the Rock before noting Jerry Lawler said Punk "turned his back on the WWE Universe" by his actions; Punk then sat cross-legged on the announce table to address Lawler, adding that the Rock is one man and not the WWE Universe; Punk then said Rock interrupted him the previous week and pretended that he wasn't even in the ring when he addressed Daniel Bryan, then said Rock also disrespected him by telling him he would get a title shot at the Royal Rumble and acted like he would easily take the title; Punk followed by saying what he did was to show Rock that the show wasn't his and he was the champion; he then added that the previous week's show ended the way the show should end each week, with the focus on the champion; moments later, Big Show interrupted and said the focus of Raw was really him, noting he cost Cena the title and made Cena the first man to lose his Money in the Bank title opportunity; Show followed by saying he would take Punk's title and was the only reason Punk still had the belt; Cena then ran out and cleared Show from the ring; AJ then appeared at the entrance stage and said Cena would face Show later in the night for a chance to face Punk for the title at Summer Slam; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's show was the most socially active show on all of TV - beating the top 10 shows on broadcast TV combined; featured a backstage segment in which Daniel Bryan went up to AJ's dressing room door but then walked away without knocking; included an ad promoting 'No Holds Barred' on DVD; featured an in-ring segment in which Vickie Guerrero interrupted Brodus Clay and his dancers and mocked Cameron and Naomi before doing her own dance; Damien Sandow then interrupted and showed a clip of what happened to him the previous week at the hands of DX before jumping Clay and targetting his knee; included a backstage segment in which Bryan walked into AJ's office and vented for walking out on him the previous week, with AJ telling him to shut up and reminding him that she was his boss; AJ then said she put him in a match later in the show against World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, and then chanted "No" as to whether it was for the title; featured a Twitter poll on which kind of match Bryan and Sheamus should have - no holds barred, falls count anywhere, or a streetfight; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Sheamus regarding his upcoming match; featured an ad promoting 'Undertaker: The Streak' on DVD; included a backstage segment with Punk and Cena in which Punk discussed their match the previous week, noted he did to Rock what Cena couldn't, and didn't let Cena say a word; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Raw was the most watched TV show on cable the previous week, beating every show on TNT, FX, TBS, History, Fox News, MTV, and ESPN; included a backstage segment in which a doctor questioned Bryan, with all the answers being "Yes" and Bryan eventually chanting it without being provoked; featured a backstage segment in which Bryan was administered a Rorsach test, with Bryan taking exception to one of the pictures looking like a goat face; Bryan then questioned whether Charlie Sheen put the doctor up to the joke; included Tout videos from fans about Punk's comments and who was crazier between Bryan and AJ; featured a backstage segment with Bryan and the doctor in which the doctor ruled Bryan was sane; the doctor then left, with Kane appearing, assaulting Bryan, and saying he was his anger management therapist; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WrestleMania 28 is the #1 selling sports DVD in America, outselling the SuperBowl DVD:
Alberto Del Rio defeated WWE US Champion Santino Marella via submission with the cross armbreaker at 7:35; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the match; during ADR's entrance, Michael Cole noted his car wasn't allowed in the arena due to the pyro accident earlier in the night; after the contest, ADR took the mic, said Marella, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, and the fans were beneath him and he wouldn't wrestle again until it was for the world title
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus pinned Daniel Bryan in a non-title streetfight at 14:07 with the boot to the face; following his entrance, Bryan took the mic and told the fans to stop chanting "Yes" because that was his line, with Bryan then chanting "No" against the crowd's chants; the match was decided by a Twitter vote, with streetfight gaining 73%, no holds barred getting 14%, and falls count anywhere getting 13%; after the commercial break, Bryan was tended to by several referees, took the mic, and said he wasn't leaving the ring until he got a doctor to look at his neck; moments later, WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & R-Truth, in a suit, came out and told Bryan to leave the ring; moments later, Bryan confronted Litte Jimmy and threw him to the floor, with Truth immediately going to the floor to tend to him; moments later, several men dressed in white came out, with Bryan saying they came to take Truth away; AJ then appeared and said the men in white were there for Bryan because he seemed unstable and needed a psych evaluation; Bryan was then escorted away
Titus O'Neil (w/ AW & Darren Young) pinned WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston (w/ WWE Tag Team Champion R-Truth) at 2:53 with a sit-down spinebuster after AW threw his shoe at Kingston behind the referee's back; following the commercial break, Michael Cole apologized for AW's ringside remarks about Kobe Bryant during the match
Randy Orton pinned Heath Slater in an impromptu match with the RKO at 1:18; prior to the bout, Slater cut an in-ring promo in which he said he was done with the WWE legends and would face any current WWE superstar, with Orton then appearing (Orton's surprise return after a 3-month absence)
Chris Jericho & Christian defeated Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) & WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin at 12:24 when Jericho pinned Miz with the Code Breaker after Christian eye gouged Miz from the apron; after the match, Ziggler hit Jericho with his Money in the Bank briefcase, with some chanting "Let's go, Ziggler"
Tyson Kidd defeated Tensai (w/ Sakamodo) via reverse decision; Tensai initially won the match at 2:13 with a running senton but the referee changed the call when Tensai wouldn't stop assaulting Kidd after the match; moments later, several referees came out to tend to Kidd, with Tensai then assaulting Sakamodo and throwing him to the floor
John Cena fought the Big Show to a double disqualification at 16:16 when WWE World Champion CM Punk, who provided guest commentary for the match, knocked Cena over as he attempted the FU on Show, then kicked Show in the head; early in the match, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" late in the match, Show threw Cena into Punk at the commentary table; stipulations stated the winner would challenge Punk at Summer Slam; after the match, Punk took the mic, noted no one won, and they were both losers; Punk then walked up the ramp and past AJ at the entrance stage, with AJ announcing both men would challenge Punk at Summer Slam; moments later, Punk walked back up, called AJ crazy, and said she couldn't do that to him as the show ended

8/6/12; San Antonio, TX; AT&T Center
8/6/12 - featured an opening in-ring promo by AJ in which she announced Randy Orton would face the Big Show and Daniel Bryan would face John Cena; moments later, WWE World Champion CM Punk interrupted and apologized for yelling at her the previous week, then saying AJ made a mistake by putting him in a match at Summer Slam against both Cena and Show and should cancel it; when she refused, Punk said she was acting out because he turned down her marriage proposal weeks earlier and told her not to pick on the guy everyone likes (himself); Cena then walked out and said he never would have thought Punk would become one of those guys to come out and demand respect, then pausing for a dueling chant of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" the two then argued over Punk's interference the previous week, with Punk noting he's the one that beat Cena last year at Summer Slam; Show then walked out, with AJ telling Show and Cena to calm down because they had matches later in the show; Punk then said the champion deserved to be in the main event, with AJ saying he would have a match but didn't know who it would be against; AJ then said fans would vote on Twitter to determine if Punk would face WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin, Kane, or Rey Mysterio Jr.; she then said voting started then and the match was up next; included a backstage segment in which Alberto Del Rio arrived with Ricardo Rodriguez; featured a vignette promoting the return of Wade Barrett; included a backstage segment with AJ, ADR, and Rodriguez in which AJ thought she heard ADR call her crazy, with her putting him in a match later in the show; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE provides Raw, Smackdown, and pay-per-view events to the American Forces Network, broadcast to all U.S. military in 175 countries and naval ships at sea; included an ad promoting 'Undertaker: The Streak;' featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE adds 40,000 new fans every day to its Facebook network; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Damien Sandow regarding his actions the previous week against Brodus Clay, with Sandow saying he would dispose of Clay for the betterment of the fans; featured a backstage segment with AJ and Bryan in which Bryan said he was happy to face Cena later in the show, adding he would beat Cena and earn a WWE World Title shot for Summer Slam; AJ responded by saying Bryan would face Kane, leading to Bryan chanting "No" and AJ responding "Yes;" included an in-ring promo by Shawn Michaels about the talk surrounding the upcoming Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar Summer Slam match, with Lesnar coming out with Paul Heyman; Heyman then took the mic and praised Michaels' ability before saying Lesnar wouldn't entertain at Summer Slam, he was going to fight Triple H; Michaels responded by saying he would be in Triple H's corner to see Triple H beat Lesnar; moments later, Triple H walked out and joined Michaels in the ring, with Lesnar pointing at Triple H and saying he would see him before Summer Slam, then pointing at Michaels and saying he would see him before then; featured a Tout from Sheamus with ADR's stolen car beside the Alamo; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more viewers watched Raw the previous week than every show on ABC, Fox, ESPN, and CBS; featured comments from David Arquette, Angus T. Jones, Punk, Cena, Melissa Farman, Alicia Fox, Sheamus, and others about being bullied and the 'Be A Star' program; included a Tout from Sheamus showing him spilling Mexican food on ADR's car; featured an ad promoting WWE's YouTube content; included Sheamus arriving back to the arena with ADR's car covered in debris; featured the announcement the Highlight Reel would be held on Smackdown, with guests Dolph Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero:
WWE World Champion CM Punk pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. in a non-title match at 10:13 with the Go To Sleep after raising his knees to block a splash off the top; prior to the bout, Jerry Lawler took the mic and announced the results of the Twitter poll - with Mysterio at 47%, Kane at 31%, and WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin at 22%
Alberto Del Rio defeated Christian via submission with the cross armbreaker at 3:05 after hitting Christian with his boot as Ricardo Rodriguez distracted the referee from the ring apron; Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the bout; after the match, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus appeared on the big screen beside ADR's car, then climbed inside and drove off
The Big Show fought Randy Orton to a double count-out at 5:42 after Show speared Orton as the two fought on the floor; late in the match, Show dropped Orton with the chokeslam but Orton kicked out at 2; after the bout, Show attempted to punch Orton in the face inside the ring but Orton avoided and dropped Show with the RKO
Ryback defeated Curt Hawkins & Tyler Reks in a handicap match at 2:50 by pinning Hawkins with the Samoan Drop; during his entrance, a pretaped insert promo by Ryback aired regarding the match; after the bout, Ryback chanted "Feed me more!" (The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012)
Primo Colon & Epico defeated Darren Young & Titus O'Neil (w/ AW) at 4:30 when Epico pinned Young with the Back Stabber after Young, O'Neil, & AW were blocked from leaving ringside by WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & R-Truth, who appeared at the entrance stage late in the bout
Brodus Clay fought Damien Sandow to a no contest when Sandow attacked Clay from behind during his entrance; moments later, the two fought beside the entrance stage until Sandow attacked Clay's leg and stomped it against the entrance ramp; moments later, Cameron, Naomi, and referees tended to Clay as Sandow yelled down from the ramp, "You did this to yourself, Brodus"
Kelly Kelly pinned Eve at 3:04 with a hurricanrana into a roll up (Kelly Kelly's surprise return after a 3-month absence)
Alex Riley pinned Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) with a roll up at 4:18 after Ziggler became distracted by Chris Jericho, who provided guest commentary for the match, shooting video of the match for Tout; prior to the bout, Guerrero introduced Ziggler from the entrance stage
Kane pinned WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin in a non-title match at 3:48 with the chokeslam
John Cena pinned Daniel Bryan at 14:00 with the FU after powering out of an attempted Yes Lock; following Bryan's entrance, Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez found ADR's car covered in debris after World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus returned it to the arena, with ADR blaming everything on Rodriguez and telling him to clean the car; during the match, the crowd had dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" after the match, WWE World Champion CM Punk came out and held up his title belt in Cena's face, with Cena shoving Punk out of the way as Big Show ran out; moments later, Cena fought off Show and hoisted him for the FU, with Punk hitting Cena from behind; Punk then went to the floor and put on a headset, saying it was his own fault people have disrespected him and he let people walk over him but Cena and Show down on the mat were examples of what he would do now; Punk then slid in the ring and went to kick Show but Show caught the boot and knocked Punk out with a punch, then did the same to Cena; Show then held up the title belt as the show ended

8/13/12; Dallas, TX; American Airlines Center
8/13/12 - featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read 25,000 people have attended Summer Slam Axxess in the past 3 years to acquire almost 10,000 superstar autographs; included a backstage segment with JTG and Kaitlyn in which AJ overheard JTG's comments about her and booked him in a match up next; after he walked off, AJ asked Kaitlyn if she thought she was unstable, with Kaitlyn saying unstable didn't describe her; featured a Twitter poll on who fans would like to see as a guest of Piper's Pit later in the show - Chris Jericho, WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin, or Dolph Ziggler; included the announcement Antonio Cesaro would challenge WWE US Champion Santino Marella during the Summer Slam pre-show; featured a backstage segment with Roddy Piper and Shawn Michaels until Michaels got on the phone with Triple H, who was late getting to the show; included footage of Mark Henry visiting London as part of the 2012 Olympics; included Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler discussing recent tweets from social media ambassador for the night, Pauly D; featured footage from WWE.com of Booker T commenting after the conclusion of Smackdown and saying Alberto Del Rio's world title match at Summer Slam was canceled; included a Tout from ADR in which he commented on Booker canceling his title shot and said he would speak to Booker about it on Smackdown; featured a backstage segment in which Michaels asked a crew member as to if he had seen Triple H; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watched Raw the previous Monday than every show on CBS, ABC, History, TBS, Fox News, Fox, and all ESPN networks; featured Lawler introducing Piper for an in-ring segment of Piper's Pit, with Lawler revealing the results of the Twitter poll - Jericho at 55%, Miz at 21%, and Ziggler at 24%; after Jericho came out, Piper mentioned the last time he saw him, Mickey Rourke was punching him out; Jericho then noted the last time he saw him, he was taking out Piper and two other Hall of Famers; moments later, Vickie Guerrero interrupted and introduced Ziggler, with Ziggler telling Jericho he was in the midst of a failed comeback and would be finished after Summer Slam; Jericho responded by saying he would win the big one, with Miz then interrupting and saying he was taking over the show and told Jericho and Piper to leave the ring; moments later, Piper and Jericho cleared the ring, with use of Ziggler's own briefcase; included a backstage segment with Eve and WWE World Champion CM Punk in which Punk said he was the same man he had always been and was after respect, with Eve implying John Cena didn't believe Punk's words; featured the announcement Pauly D would DJ the Summer Slam VIP party later in the week; included a backstage segment with Cena and Michaels, with Michaels walking off and Punk walking up to Cena and saying the title means everything to him and he's not going to stab anyone in the back but he's going to do what he needs to do ensure he keeps the title; featured a vignette promoting the return of Wade Barrett; included a video package recapping the feud between Brock Lesnar and Triple H; featured an ad promoting 'Undertaker: The Streak;' included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE has 75 of the top 100 top selling sports DVDs in the US; featured still photos from the WWE weekend tour of Asia; included a backstage segment in which Michaels found Lesnar, then walked away as Lesnar smiled; featured an in-ring segment in which Paul Heyman, alongside Lesnar, discussed Lesnar's upcoming match at Summer Slam against Triple H before daring Michaels to come out and tell Lesnar to his face that he thinks Triple H will win; moments later, Michaels came out, with Triple H close behind; Triple H and Lesnar then went face to face, with Triple H signing the contract and Lesnar and Heyman leaving the ring; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 29 travel packages; featured Touts from fans about Booker's decision; included a backstage segment with Michaels and Triple H in which Michaels said he was worried about what Lesnar could do in the ring; featured a backstage segment in which Matt Striker attempted to interview with Show, with Michaels being blocked from leaving the parking lot by Heyman's car; moments later, Lesnar appeared, dragged Michaels out of the car, and the camera feed went out; audio could be picked up of Michaels apparently being beaten up; following the commercial break, Charles Robinson, AJ, Kaitlyn, Jimmy & Jey Uso, and others surrounded the wreck site; moments later, Triple H appeared and AJ said Lesnar dragged Micheals away; Lesnar then carried Michaels to the ring and dropped him with a F5 as Heyman watched on from the apron; Lesnar then locked Michaels in the kimura, with Triple H coming out until Heyman grabbed the mic and threatened to have Lesnar break Michaels' arm if he came closer; Lesnar appeared to eventually break Michaels' arm, with Triple H chasing Lesnar out of the ring; Lesnar and Heyman then watched on as Triple H and a trainer tended to Michaels in the ring:
WWE World Champion CM Punk defeated the Big Show via disqualifcation in a non-title match at 6:01 when Daniel Bryan, who appeared ringside late in the bout, attacked Punk and locked him in the Yes Lock; moments later, John Cena ran out and knocked Show to the floor before doing the same to Bryan; AJ then appeared and said Bryan might have ruined the match but he would make it up by teaming with Show against Punk & Cena later in the night
Ryback pinned JTG with the Samoan Drop at 1:56; after the bout, Ryback led the crowd in chanting "Feed me more" (Ryback's first appearance with new theme music)
WWE Tag Team Champion R-Truth pinned Heath Slater with the Little Jimmy at 1:31; prior to the bout, it was announced Truth & WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston would defend against Darren Young & Titus O'Neil at Summer Slam; after the bout, Young & O'Neil ran out and double teamed Truth
Sin Cara pinned Tensai (w/ Sakamodo) with a tornado DDT at 1:07; the match was wrestled under blue and orange lights; after the contest, Tensai attacked Sakamodo and dropped him with a running senton
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated Chris Jericho and WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin in an impromptu non-title match at 14:18 by pinning Jericho with the Zig Zag as Guerrero distracted the referee as Jericho had Miz in the Walls of Jericho
WWE Divas Champion Layla & Kaitlyn defeated Eve & Beth Phoenix at 4:18 when Kaitlyn pinned Phoenix with a roll up
WWE World Champion CM Punk & John Cena defeated Daniel Bryan & the Big Show at 13:26 when Cena pinned Bryan with the FU; during the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "CM Punk;" late in the match, Show took a seat at ringside after being yelled at by Bryan; during the closing moments, Punk walked out of the match after he and Cena traded each others signature moves; after the contest, Show slid in the ring to attack Cena, with Punk coming back in the ring and hitting Show in the head with the title belt; moments later, Punk held the title belt as Cena watched him, then extended his hand to Cena but Cena didn't shake it; Josh Matthews then conducted a backstage interview with Punk in which Punk claimed Cena "went into business for himself" and noted Cena didn't shake his hand "which is the ultimate show of disrespect where I come from;" Punk then said he would teach everyone about respect at Summer Slam
Damien Sandow pinned Christian with the neckbreaker at 2:11; late in the match, Brodus Clay appeared at the entrance stage to watch Sandow

8/20/12; Fresno, CA; Save Mart Center
8/20/12 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar in which Heyman noted Triple H's quad tear in 2001 and that Triple H was able to finish that match but he wasn't able to survive Lesnar at Summer Slam; Heyman went on to say that Triple H tapped out on his family, company, and career and left him a beaten shell of a former man; moments later, Heyman called for referee Scott Armstrong out to the ring, then noting Armstrong agreed to let the match go to a decisive finish; Lesnar then took the mic and told Armstrong, "Good job" on his officiating; after Armstrong left the ring, Heyman referred to Lesnar as the new King of Kings, master of the Brocktagon, and master of the WWE; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Summer Slam was the most socially active show on TV the previous night, beating every show on CBS, ABC, TNT, TBS, Disney, Fox, NBC, and ESPN; featured a Tout from WWE World Champion CM Punk in which he said he wanted to pick his next opponent on Raw; included Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with AJ, with David Otunga appearing, noting he was off making a movie with Halle Berry, and could offer her legal services; AJ then said Otunga could offer his services in the ring against an opponent of her choosing; after Otunga left, Striker noted Punk wanted to pick his #1 contender, with AJ saying he could do that pending her approval; she then skipped away (Otunga's surprise return); featured a backstage segment in which Dolph Ziggler confronted Chris Jericho and said he wanted a rematch, with Jericho reminding him that he knew how to win the big one and questioned if Ziggler did; AJ then appeared and said there would be a rematch, with Jericho getting fired if he lost and Ziggler losing his Money in the Bank briefcase to Jericho if he lost; included a backstage segment in which Alberto Del Rio yelled at Ricardo Rodriguez on his way out to the ring; featured WWE.com footage following Summer Slam of Punk discussing his successful title defense, with Punk responding to critics who said it was a controversial victory and noting he beat Show twice in the same match; included an ad promoting the WWE app; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers all U.S. military personnel free tickets to live events in the U.S.; included the in-ring Tout from WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro and Aksana following Cesaro's title win the previous night at Summer Slam; featured a video package on Summer Slam Axxess and community events in Los Angeles, with comments from ADR, Santino Marella, Sheamus, Eve, WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & R-Truth, Alicia Fox, Otunga, Ryan Lochte, DJ Pauly D, Piers Morgan, Terry Crews, Joe Buck, Natalya Neidhart, Stephanie McMahon, James Durbin, and others; included tweets from superstars and divas about the future of Triple H; featured Cole conducting an interview via satellite with Shawn Michaels, his arm in a sling, from San Antonio in which he discussed Triple H's career possibly being over; Michaels went on to say he beleived he became a distraction for Triple H in recent weeks and he should have told Triple H all along that he didn't think he could beat Lesnar; Michaels' comments aired with still photos of the match and of his and Triple H's relationship appearing inbetween; Michaels said he's always respected and loved Triple H and was proud of him and went on to thank him "for a job well done" on behalf of himself and the fans; included an ad promoting 'WrestleMania 28: Rock vs. Cena' on NBC the coming Saturday; featured WWE.com footage following Summer Slam of Cena discussing not winning the title; included Striker conducting a backstage interview with Punk in which he chose Cena as his next opponent on one condition and he would demand respect from Cena; featured an ad promoting 'Undertaker: The Streak;' included a Tout from Lesnar in which he said he was leaving the WWE and never coming back; featured a backstage segment in which Vickie Guerrero yelled at Ziggler, saying Ziggler had to win his match for her; Ziggler responded by saying he was going to win the match for him and he might not get another title shot; Vickie then began screaming and freaking out, with Ziggler telling her he would win; included a trailer for 'The Day;' featured a closing in-ring promo by Punk in which he first went to the floor to address Jerry Lawler, telling him to admit his comments weeks earlier about Punk turning his back on the fans was a lie; Punk then told Lawler to have the respect for him to admit he was wrong; as Lawler tried to gather his thoughts, Cena walked out to a mixed reaction, with Punk taking exception to Cena coming out and then saying he had been taking a back seat to Cena, the Rock, and Triple H since WrestleMania; Punk then held up the title and said he hasn't received the amount of respect he's deserved, which led to a chant of "Cena sucks;" Punk went on to note he beat Cena the previous year at Money in the Bank, beat him last year at Summer Slam, and beat him the previous night at Summer Slam, and said he made Cena the #1 contender to beat him again; moments later, Punk noted the Cena fans in attendance - which drew a mixed reaction before leading to a "Cena" chant - and said the title shot was his at Night of Champions if only he could first admit Punk was the best in the world; Cena responded by saying he still had fans because he had the fans' respect, even if he didn't have the title; he went on to say he represented the fans, regardless to if he won or lost his matches, and said he could not say Punk was the best in the world because he believed in himself that he was the best and the fans believed in him too; Cena went on to note Punk's long title reign was overlooked by that one night he walked out of the WWE, and offered Punk a chance to prove it to himself that he was the best by facing Cena anyway; Cena noted Night of Champions was in Boston and Punk beating him there could define his existance, then saying if Punk didn't choose him that he had no respect for himself and then walked backstage; Punk then turned his attention back to Lawler and demanded an apology, then calling for Lawler to join him in the ring; Lawler said it was a misunderstanding and apologized, with Punk stopping him from leaving the ring and telling Lawler that he wanted Lawler to at least admit he was the best in the world if Cena couldn't say it himself; Lawler refused, then bumped into Punk while trying to leave the ring, with Punk turning around and kicking him in the head; moments later, Punk knelt down beside Lawler and looked out at the crowd as the show ended:
Sin Cara, WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & R-Truth defeated Cody Rhodes, Darren Young & Titus O'Neil at 10:15 when Sin Cara pinned Rhodes with a roll over as Rhodes attempted to unmask Sin Cara; during their entrance, WWE.com footage following Summer Slam was shown in which Truth doused "Little Jimmy" with Gatorade in celebration after their title defense; during the match, it was noted Khloe Kardashian Odom was the social media ambassador for the night
Ryback defeated two unknowns in a handicap match via disqualification at 1:28 when Jinder Mahal attacked Ryback from behind and applied the Camel Clutch; after the match, Ryback powered out of the move and cleared Mahal to the floor; moments later, Ryback dropped both opponents with the Samoan Drop
Randy Orton pinned Alberto Del Rio (w/ Ricardo Rodriguez) in an impromptu match at 8:35 with the RKO after ADR began arguing with World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, who provided guest commentary for the match; prior to the bout, ADR, alongside Rodriguez, cut an in-ring promo in which he said he was robbed at Summer Slam by the referee and Sheamus, noting his foot was on the bottom rope during the pinfall; ADR then demanded a title rematch, with AJ appearing and saying she could put ADR in a match to help Booker T determine if ADR was worthy of a rematch; late in the contest, ADR went for a pinfall but Sheamus stopped the referee to note Orton's foot was on the bottom rope, leading to the finish
Damien Sandow pinned Brodus Clay (w/ Cameron & Naomi) at 2:41 with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after avoiding a splash in the corner; during his entrance, a pre-taped insert promo from Sandow aired in which he discussed his match with Clay; Clay's left knee was heavily taped for the bout; after the contest, Clay dropped Sandow with a t-bone suplex and followed with a splash before dancing in the ring with Cameron, Naomi, and several young fans
The Big Show pinned David Otunga with the punch to the face at 2:07; following the bout, WWE.com footage aired in which Show complained about the outcome of the WWE World Title match at Summer Slam, adding he should get a one-on-one match for the belt (Otunga's in-ring return)
Kane & Zack Ryder fought Daniel Bryan & WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin to a no contest at the 5-minute mark when, after Bryan and Miz both escaped ringside, Kane dropped Ryder with a chokeslam in the ring; moments later, Kane grabbed a crew member around at ringside before sliding back into the ring and dropping Ryder with the tombstone
Kaitly won a 7-diva battle royal at 4:08 by last eliminating Eve; order of elimination: Rosa Mendes and Aksana eliminated each other when they rolled out of the ring while fighting (1:00); Natalya Neidhart after missing a charge in the corner on Tamina and falling to the floor (3:30); Alicia Fox by Tamina via a superkick as Fox was on the top rope (3:35); Tamina by Kaitlyn (3:40); Eve by Kaitlyn following two clotheslines; stipulations stated the winner would become the #1 contender for the WWE Divas Title; WWE Divas Champion Layla sat ringside for the bout and clapped for Kaitlyn's win after the contest
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned Chris Jericho at 10:29 with the Zig Zag after lifting his knees to avoid a Lionsault; stipulations stated Jericho would be fired if he lost and Ziggler would lose his Money in the Bank briefcase to Jericho if he lost; prior to the bout, Guerrero introduced Ziggler from the entrance stage; Jericho's ribs were heavily taped for the contest; after the bout, Jericho stole Ziggler's Money in the Bank briefcase from Vickie and twice hit Ziggler with it before dropping him with the Codebreaker; moments later, Jericho left the ring, briefly turning around to look at the crowd before going backstage

8/27/12; Milwaukee, WI; Bradley Center
8/27/12 - featured an opening segment in which Jerry Lawler got up and left the broadcast table as Michael Cole read a tweet from Lawler sent the previous week in regard to WWE World Champion CM Punk; moments later, Lawler entered the ring, noted he apologized to Punk the previous week and now asked for one in return; Punk then appeared, with shorter hair, and said Lawler turned his back on the fans by slandering the WWE World Champion; Punk then said he kicked Lawler in the head because of his lack of respect and then apologized for the man Lawler had become; moments later, Lawler said he wasn't out there for a fight, with Punk saying he knew Lawler wanted one but he himself was the best in the world; he followed by saying Lawler would leave the show embarassed, and it was up to him how embarassed he wanted to leave; as Punk left the ring, Lawler said he would think about a match; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown was the #1 most socially active show on TV, beating every show on CBS, ABC, TNT, Fox, NBC, HBO, ESPN, and Disney; featured a video package recapping Triple H's stint with DX; included a video package showing Daniel Bryan in an anger management class, during which he yelled at the teacher's son, dressed as a goat; Dominic Monaghan served as the social media ambassador for the night; featured a segment in which Lawler took the mic and noted the "nobodies" he beat in Memphis, responded to Punk's earlier comments, and accepted Punk's challenge to a fight later in the night; included an ad promoting WWE Saturday Morning Slam; featured the announcement that the fans could vote on Twitter as to what kind of match Punk vs. Lawler would be - tables, steel cage, or No DQ; included a video package on Triple H's return from his 2001 quad injury; featured a video package promoting 'The 50 Greatest Finishing Moves in WWE History;' included a video package of Bryan at anger management in which he complained about how bad a boss AJ is, with Kane then walking in and joining the class; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE's app had been downloaded 1 million times in 10 days, beating the TNT, Discovery Channel, TBS, History Channel, and ESPN apps; included a video package of Kane at the anger management class in which he discussed his life and career, with mentions of Katie Vick and Pete Rose; after the class, Bryan argued with the teacher before Kane confronted another person in the class; featured a video package recapping Triple H's WWE career and multiple championships; included an in-ring promo by Triple H, his arm in a cast, in which he discussed getting into the industry and not wanting to stick around too long; he went on to say Brock Lesnar brought him to a crossroad where he has to decide whether or not he was done and thanked the fans for their support, noting the crowd got him through his injuries and doubts; a tearful Triple H then said, hopefully, he had done something in the ring that would have the fans never forget him; the crowd then chanted "Thank you, Hunter" as tears came down Triple H's face; moments later, he did his pose and left the ring; featured a backstage segment in which Lawler spoke with John Cena, telling him that he had to face and beat Punk himself; included comments from David Arquette, Angus T. Jones, Punk, Cena, Melissa Farman, Alicia Fox, Sheamus, and others about being bullied and the 'Be A Star' program; included an ad promoting 'The Day;' featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WrestleMania 28: Rock vs. Cena on NBC was the #1 socially active show on all on broadcast and cable TV; included the announcement Randy Orton would face Dolph Ziggler on Smackdown; featured Josh Matthews announcing in the ring the results of the Twitter poll - tables 20%, steel cage 48%, and No DQ 32%; moments later, AJ walked out and announced Punk would defend the title at Night of Champions against her choice, Cena; included an ad promoting the WWE app:
Ryback pinned Jack Swagger with the Samoan Drop at 2:13
WWE Divas Champion Layla pinned Natalya Neidhart in a non-title match at 2:48 with a kick to the head; prior to the bout, Vickie Guerrero came out and said she had an announcement to make after the bout; following the contest, Vickie told Layla to get out of the ring, which she eventually did, before yelling that AJ was a horrible Raw GM and she herself should be made Raw GM instead of "some mentally deranged child;" AJ then came out smiling, asked for the mic from Vickie, and then tackled her to the mat; Vickie then ran backstage as AJ remained in the ring
John Cena pinned WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin in a non-title match at 10:37 with the FU after the Five Knuckle Shuffle; early in the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" during the match, Josh Matthews joined Michael Cole on commentary, subbing for Jerry Lawler
Santino Marella pinned Heath Slater with the Cobra at 3:15, moments after Aksana appeared at the entrance stage; prior to the bout, a Tout from Slater was shown in which he bragged about beating Sin Cara on Smackdown; late in the match and afterwards, the Cobra appeared to act on its own
Brodus Clay (w/ Cameron & Naomi) & Sin Cara defeated Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow at around the 5-minute mark when Clay pinned Rhodes with a splash; prior to the bout, Sandow introduced Rhodes from the entrance stage, noting he's the first person he's been able to have an intelligent conversation with; Rhodes then came out with a mic and said Clay was as fat as everyone in the crowd and Sin Cara was as ugly as everyone in the crowd; after the bout, Clay, Sin Cara, Cameron, Naomi, and young fans danced in the ring (the match began during the commercial break)
WWE Tag Team Champion R-Truth (w/ WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston) defeated Daniel Bryan via count-out at 3:05 when Truth goaded Bryan into chanting "No" in response to the fans' chants of "Yes" outside the ring; Bryan and Truth did a fist bump to start the match; Kingston provided guest commentary for the match; after the contest, Bryan kicked the steel steps and yelled "No" in the ring
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus & Randy Orton defeated Dolph Ziggler & Alberto Del Rio at 8:29 when Sheamus pinned Ziggler with the boot to the face after Orton prevented Ziggler from using his Money in the Bank briefcase as a weapon and dropped him with a neckbreaker; prior to the bout, Ziggler came out, briefly using Chris Jericho's music, and cut a promo from the entrance stage bragging about kicking him out of the WWE; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the bout
Zack Ryder pinned David Otunga with the Rough Ryder at 2:28; prior to the bout, Kane came out, scared Josh Matthews into the crowd, and took his spot at the commentator table but never spoke during the contest; after the bout, Kane slid in the ring and went to chokeslam Ryder but instead did so to Otunga
WWE World Champion CM Punk defeated Jerry Lawler in a non-title steel cage match at 7:39 when Lawler submitted to the Anaconda Vice after hitting the Rock Bottom; during the bout, Punk bled from the face; after the bout, Punk locked the cage door shut, took a mic, and again told Lawler to tell him he was the best in the world, with Lawler replying "Hell no;" Punk then landed repeated elbows to Lawler's head until John Cena ran out and called for the cage to be raised; Punk landed repeated knees to Lawler's head, then called himself the best wrestler in the world before sliding to the floor as the cage went up; Cena then tended to Lawler in the ring as Punk went backstage

9/3/12; Chicago, IL; AllState Arena
9/3/12 - featured an opening segment showing that Jerry Lawler did not appear ringside before the broadcast, with Michael Cole then showing footage of WWE World Champion CM Punk fighting with Lawler backstage until Punk was dragged away by referees minutes before the show went live; included an in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus in which he said he would beat Alberto Del Rio at Night of Champions; moments later, Punk interrupted from the entrance stage - to chants of his name - and said Sheamus shouldn't try to talk to his hometown because they can't relate to him; Punk then said the cameras didn't show Lawler jumping him from behind to start the fight, and said Lawler wasn't the king in Chicago; he went on to say he taught Lawler respect the previous week in a steel cage "until a little white knight came along" (Cena); Punk then asked the crowd whether he, as Lawler said, turned his back on the fans, with them resoundingly saying "No;" he went on to say Cena siding with Lawler was a sign he disrespected him, and noted he had been champion for 288 days; Sheamus interrupted, to boos, and said Punk said he was the best in the world but he was the World Heavyweight Champion; Sheamus then said Punk interrupting him was akin to Rock interrupting Punk weeks earlier, then said at least Rock had the guts to do it in the ring; Punk then said, at best, Sheamus was the 2nd best in the world and told him to shut his mouth; moments later, AJ appeared and said ADR would face Cena later in the show and Punk would face Sheamus; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers U.S. military personnel free tickets to live events in the U.S.; included a video package of Daniel Bryan and Kane in anger management class in which Bryan held up his "anger collage" which detailed how the crowd chants against him; moments later, Kane held up his own collage which was on a blank white piece of paper; Kane then threw the paper in the trash can, which then shot pyro out of it, to show how he felt inside; after sitting down, Bryan said "teacher's pet" at Kane; featured an ad promoting Saturday Morning Slam; included a video package from the anger management class in which everyone was told to form a "circle of trust" to get over their trust issues, with Bryan reluctantly doing a trust fall and falling into Kane; Dr. Shelby then had Harold do the trust fall to Bryan and Kane, with neither man catching him; featured an ad promoting the WWE app; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Raw was seen by 5 times more viewers than MLB on EPSN; featured a backstage segment in which Jack Swagger told AJ he was taking time off and knew he was better than this; AJ then said everyone was leaving her, including Brock Lesnar, Chris Jericho, Punk, and now Swagger; included a segment from anger management class in which Bryan said he had put his anger management issues behind him and offered Kane a rematch; Kane thanked Bryan for his comments and said he would someday take Bryan up on the challenge; moments later, the two began arguing and both told Harold to shut up when he tried to calm them down; eventually, Dr. Shelby began yelling at them and stormed off in anger; back in the arena, Michael Cole told the fans in the arena they could vote on Twitter on whether Bryan and Kane should face each other, become a tag team, or hug; featured a backstage segment in which Striker attempted to interview Alberto Del Rio about the condition of Ricardo Rodriguez, with David Otunga appearing and saying his "client" had no comment at that time; included a look at coverage by The Sun in the UK about the Rock thwarting a theft attempt on the set of the latest "Fast & the Furious" movie; featured a backstage segment in which Striker spoke with AJ, with AJ saying Cena vs. ADR was now falls count anywhere; included an in-ring segment in which Bryan and Kane were introduced, with Cole then revealing the results of the Twitter poll -- a match: 18%, be tag team partners: 27%, and hug it out: 55%; the crowd then chanted "Hug it out" as the two reluctantly came forward and then backed away; eventually Bryan hugged Kane, with the crowd chanting "Hug him back" at Kane before Kane hugged Bryan; the crowd then chanted "One more time" until the two hugged each other at the same time and then shook hands; moments later, the two began playfully slapping each other on the shoulder until it escalated into a fight in the ring and on the floor; Kane then grabbed a steel chair on the floor, hit Bryan with it, and dropped him with a chokeslam in the ring; Kane then put Bryan's head in the chair and attempted to come off the top before referees intervened, with Bryan then hitting Kane with the chair and running out of the ring; featured an ad promoting 'The 50 Greatest Finishing Moves in WWE History;' included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Smackdown was SyFy's most watched regularly scheduled program for the 100th straight week; featured "Be a Star" comments from Carl Edwards, Cena, David Arquette, Perez Hilton, James Durbin, MGK, Sheamus, Kellen Lutz, Alicia Fox, James Roday, Angus T. Jones, and Jordin Sparks:
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned Randy Orton with a roll over and grabbing the tights for leverage at 13:42; prior to the bout, Vickie introduced Ziggler from the entrance stage and said she had personal issues with AJ that she would address later in the night; following the bout, WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin joined Michael Cole on commentary
Rey Mysterio Jr. & Sin Cara defeated Cody Rhodes & Tensai at 7:54 when Sin Cara pinned Rhodes with a swanton off the top after Mysterio hit the 619
WWE World Champion CM Punk fought World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus to a no contest in a non-title match; following Sheamus's entrance, Punk came out in street clothes and cut an in-ring promo saying he wouldn't be exploited at the 8pm hour simply because he's from Chicago; Punk then said he was taking the night off and left the ring; after Punk left ringside, Sheamus took the mic and said Punk disrespected the fans by walking away; moments later, Punk was shown backstage talking with AJ and saying he was taking a personal day; Punk then got in a waiting car and left the arena; Matt Striker then appeared and asked AJ what she would do for the match, with AJ then asking who Striker was before saying she would find Sheamus an opponent
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus defeated Jack Swagger in a non-title match at 2:43 via submission with a Texas Cloverleaf; Alberto Del Rio, and Ricardo Rodriguez, stood ringside for the match; after the bout, Rodriguez distracted Sheamus, allowing ADR to slide in the ring and attack Sheamus from behind; Sheamus then attacked Rodriguez and dropped ADR with White Noise; Sheamus then attempted the boot to the face, with Rodriguez shoving ADR out of the way and sustaining the move himself; during the commercial break, Rodriguez was tended to in the ring by medical personnel
Eve pinned Kaitlyn with the neckbreaker at 3:12; WWE Divas Champion Layla provided guest commentary for the bout; after the match, Eve shook Kaitlyn's hand and helped her to her feet; moments later, Eve confronted Layla at ringside and extended her hand for Layla to shake, with Layla reluctantly doing so
Ryback pinned Jinder Mahal with the Samoan Drop at 2:12
WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro (w/ Aksana) pinned Santino Marella with the Neutralizer at 2:06; during his entrance, Cesaro & Aksana cut an insert promo in which he said he personified success; after the bout, Cesaro and Aksana kissed (Cesaro's debut with new theme music)
Zack Ryder pinned Heath Slater with the Rough Ryder at 3:02; prior to the bout, the commentary team discussed the Twitter war between the two; after the match, Vickie Guerrero walked out and said she wasn't leaving the ring until AJ came out; following the commercial break, Vickie argued about AJ recently putting Dolph Ziggler's Money in the Bank contract at stake in a match and then attacking Vickie the previous week; Vickie then began interviewing AJ as if she were sitting in the empty chair, aluding to the Clint Eastwood RNC speech; moments later, AJ appeared and said she got off the phone with the WWE Board of Directors who told her she can not put her hands on anyone and told AJ to apologize, which she did; Vickie then called her inept and demanded another apology, with the crowd chanting "Slap her;" AJ then apologized, with Vickie slapping her and reminding AJ that she couldn't touch her in response; Vickie then slapped her a second time before leaving the ring laughing and skipping backstage; moments later, AJ threw the chair and fell to the mat, starting to cry
Alberto Del Rio pinned John Cena in a falls count anywhere match at around the 14-minute mark after, as the two fought backstage, WWE World Champion CM Punk kicked Cena in the head and pulled ADR ontop of Cena for the win; during ADR's entrance, a Tout from David Otunga said he would address Ricardo Rodriguez's injuries on Smackdown; after the contest, Punk used a nearby car to drop Cena with the Go To Sleep; Punk then held up his title belt from the passenger's side; moments later, the driver's window came down to reveal Paul Heyman behind the wheel (the match began during the commercial break) (The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012)

9/10/12; Montreal, Quebec; Bell Centre
9/10/12 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Bret Hart, in which he had to wait several minutes for the crowd to stop cheering and chanting "Ole;" moments later, Hart discussed Survivor Series 1997 and thanked the crowd for their support as the fans chanted "Thank you, Bret;" moments later, WWE World Champion CM Punk interrupted and said Hart had already detailed everything in his book, then adding he would never have written a book about himself like that; Punk then discussed what would have happened if he faced Hart at Survivor Series, with Hart saying he would have put him in a Sharpshooter within a minute; Punk then called himself the best in the world and he would have beaten Hart, creating a chain reaction that would have killed the Attitude Era, he himself would have jumped to WCW after beating Bret, and the WWF would have ended; Punk went on to make fun of Hart's moniker before saying "You could call yourself the king of Memphis but that doesn't make it true," looking at Jerry Lawler at ringside; Hart said he had his history with Lawler but Lawler never walked out like a coward, as Punk did the previous week against World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus; Hart went on to show footage of the segment, with Punk then asking where John Cena was and whether he was going to run out if things got too much for Hart; Punk went on to say he's been WWE World Champion longer than Hart ever had and he would cement his legacy Sunday as the best of all time against Cena, then saying Hart and Cena were overrated and overhyped and he would leave Cena as Hart was - "a broken, beaten shell of a man;" following the commercial break, a Twitter poll was set up to determine who Punk would face later in the night - Brodus Clay, Lawler, or Randy Orton; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more kids watched Saturday Morning Slam for the second straight week than any other show on broadcast TV; featured footage from WWE Headquarters earlier in the day of Sheamus, David Otunga, and Ricardo Rodriguez - in a neckbrace - in which Otunga questioned Sheamus about his use of the Brogue Kick on referee Chad Patton, Daniel Bryan, and Rodriguez and their long-term injuries as a result; moments later, Sheamus kicked the video camera in the room, breaking it; included a backstage segment with AJ and Punk in which Punk argued why he didn't know who his opponent would be later in the night, with AJ saying the people would choose Punk's fate since he walked out on them the previous week; Punk then turned around to see Clay behind him; featured an ad promoting the WWE app; included an ad promoting 'Rock vs. Cena: Once in a Lifetime' on DVD; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 1 million females watched the previous week's Smackdown and more males watched than any other show on cable or broadcast TV; included a backstage segment with Bryan and Kane in which they realized they were lured into the office by Dr. Shelby, at AJ's request, to cure their anger management issues; featured a backstage segment with AJ, Darren Young & Titus O'Neil in which AJ said they weren't the #1 contenders to the WWE Tag Team Titles because there was one more team they hadn't beaten and they would face Kane & Bryan later in the show; included a "Don't try this at home" PSA; featured a Tout by WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & R-Truth regarding facing Kane & Bryan at Night of Champions; included a backstage segment with Bryan, Kane, and Dr. Shelby about their earlier tag team match, with Bryan and Kane then arguing about which of them gets higher billing before Dr. Shelby said they should be called "Team Friendship," with the two yelling at him; featured Michael Cole at the announce tale recapping the collapse of Lawler, adding he is breathing on his own and was taken to a nearby hospital; Cole then said, out of respect to Lawler, there would be no further commentary on the show; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE's Facebook network has more than 75 million fans, more than the NFL and its 32 teams combined; featured Cole at the broadcast table in which he said Lawler was more responsive and was now in an isolated portion of the ER at a nearby hospital; included a closing in-ring segment in which Hart interviewed Cena in which Hart compared Cena's feud with Punk to his own old feud with Shawn Michaels; Cena said he was flattered by the comparison and said he still had a long way to go before he could put himself in their league, with the crowd chanting "You can't wrestle" at Cena; Cena then said he could never lace Hart's boots and that Punk saw the belt as respect; after Hart said Punk was a "phoney little punk," Punk interrupted and said both men were surpassed by men far superior of themselves, Michaels and himself, before saying he was better than Michaels; Punk then said he was also better than "that hillbilly" (Steve Austin) that passed out to the Sharpshooter at WrestleMania 13 and he was better than the Rock; he went on to say he was the best wrestler, brawler, talker, and technician and he wasn't saying it out of insecurity but because it was true; Cena responded by saying the title has been irrelevant since Punk took it and the change Punk promised was a lie; he went on to say his own successes and failures were his own, while Punk had borrowed from everyone else - including Hart and Randy Savage - because he didn't know who he himself was; Cena then cut a promo on Punk in French, then calling Punk an ignorant son of a bitch; moments later, Punk went to punch Hart, with Cena blocking it and taking off his shirt to fight Punk; Punk then went to punch Hart again, with Hart blocking it and punching Punk to the floor; moments later, Cole said Lawler's condition had stabilized and his heart was beating on its own, adding fans could follow WWE.com and social media for the latest updates:
WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & R-Truth defeated WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin & WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro (w/ Aksana) in a non-title match at 8:09 when Kingston pinned Cesaro with the spin kick to the head; during their entrance, Aksana had Cesaro say "prestigue" in five languages; prior to the bout, it was announced Cesaro's challenger at Night of Champions would be determined by a battle royal which would take place during the live pay-per-view pre-show on WWE.com and YouTube
WWE Divas Champion Layla, Eve, & Kaitlyn defeated Beth Phoenix, Alicia Fox, & Natalya Neidhart at 2:27 when Eve pinned Fox with the neckbreaker
Randy Orton defeated WWE World Champion CM Punk via disqualification in a non-title match at 13:43 when Dolph Ziggler interfered as Orton attempted the RKO; prior to the bout, Michael Cole took the mic and revealed the results of the Twitter poll: Brodus Clay: 12%, Jerry Lawler: 13%, and Orton: 75%; during the match, it was announced Orton would face Ziggler at Night of Champions; there were dueling chants for both men during the bout; after the contest, Orton was double teamed before Lawler threw off his headset to help make the save; moments later, Lawler and Orton continued to fight Punk and Ziggler on the floor; during the commercial break, a tag team match was ordered by AJ
Randy Orton & Jerry Lawler defeated WWE World Champion CM Punk & Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) in an impromptu match at around the 10-minute mark when Orton pinned Ziggler with a reversal into the RKO as Punk was speaking with Paul Heyman outside the ring; Heyman appeared ringside late in the match, with Punk going to the floor to speak with him and both men ignoring Guerrero when she told Punk to pay attention to the match; following the commercial break, Matt Striker conducted a backstage interview with Punk and Heyman, with Punk only saying "I'm a Paul Heyman guy" in response to Striker asking about their relationship (the match began during the commercial break)
Ryback pinned Heath Slater with the Samoan Drop at 2:12; prior to the bout, Slater took the mic and said Zack Ryder got lucky the previous week in his match with him; moments later, Ryder appeared on the big screen and said he wouldn't be facing Slater then in a rematch but knew who would be
Kane & Daniel Bryan defeated Darren Young & Titus O'Neil at 8:31 when Bryan pinned Young after Kane attacked his partner and dropped him with a chokeslam onto Young; during the bout, the crowd chanted "Prime Time Losers;" mid-way through the match, in an untelevised happening, Jerry Lawler collapsed at the ringside announce table and was taken backstage for treatment; fans chanted "Jerry" as he was tended to at ringside; Michael Cole provided commentary for much of the match by himself, never referring to Lawler's situation; stipulations stated the winners of the match would be the #1 contenders to the WWE Tag Team Titles and challenge for them at Night of Champions; after the contest, Kane held up Bryan's arm in victory
Alberto Del Rio defeated Tyson Kidd via submission with the cross armbreaker at 2:57; Ricardo Rodriguez, wearing a neckbrace, served as ADR's ring announcer for the match; after the contest, ADR continued to assault Kidd before taking the mic and said what he did to Kidd wouldn't compare to what he would do to World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus at Night of Champions; following the bout, Michael Cole announced to the fans at home that Lawler passed out earlier and was taken backstage on a stretcher; Cole went on to say Lawler was receiving CPR and "it was not part of tonight's entertainment"
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus defeated David Otunga in a non-title match via submission with the Texas Cloverleaf at 1:29; during Sheamus's entrance, recent tweets were shown in which he tried to have the Brogue Kick reinstated; there was no commentary for the match; after the contest, Sheamus returned to the ring and dropped Otunga with the kick to the face; moments later, AJ appeared; before she could make her point, Booker T appeared and told AJ it was his business, with AJ returning backstage; Booker then said he would strip Sheamus of the title if he used the kick again before his own internal investigation was complete
Cody Rhodes pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 4:39 with the Crossroads, moments after Mysterio fought off an interfering WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin; there was no commentary for the match; after the contest, Miz got in Mysterio's face, only for Rhodes to also drop him with the move and then hold up the title belt

9/17/12; Bridgeport, CT; Webster Bank Arena
9/17/12 - featured an opening segment in which Paul Heyman came to the ring to the theme song of WWE World Champion CM Punk, then saying he was happy to see Punk successfully defend the title the previous night at Night of Champions against John Cena; Heyman then brought out referee Chad Patton to come out and explain his decision in the match, with Heyman showing a still on the big screen of all four shoulders down during the main event match; moments later, Heyman showed footage taken by a fan that also showed all four shoulders down and then noted the match was a draw and Punk retained the title; Cena then interrupted and said Patton made the right call but compared it to the Super Bowl ending on a draw, then asked Heyman whether Punk earned the respect he had been after by keeping the title with a draw; Heyman responded "Yes," with the crowd responding "No;" Cena, after noting his ankle was swollen, said he wanted a rematch later in the show; Heyman responded by saying Punk would respond when he arrives later in the show, with Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez, wearing a neckbrace, appearing and ADR saying he wasn't prepared for the Brogue Kick being reinstated at Night of Champions and he was the one who deserved a rematch; AJ then appeared and said Punk & ADR would face Cena & World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus later in the night; she then said the match would determine whether there would be world title rematches and who would be in them; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Night of Champions was the most socially active show on TV the previous night, beating broadcast TV's top 10 shows, combined; featured a Tout from Jerry Lawler, recovering in a Montreal hospital, with Michael Cole then noting Lawler was back home in Memphis and would have an exclusive interview the following week; Cole wore a Lawler T-shirt for the show; John Bradshaw Layfield & Jim Ross then joined Cole on commentary; included a segment in which the commentary team discussed the WWE's campaign to aid Susan G. Komen for the Cure, with a pink ring rope and logo appearing at the entrance stage; featured a Komen PSA; included an ad promoting Saturday Morning Slam, featuring a match with Zack Ryder; featured an in-ring segment of Miz TV, hosted by WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin, in which he said his segment would be better than Piper's Pit, the Highlight Reel, and the Cutting Edge; Miz then introduced Booker T as his guest, calling him the man that tried to get the title off him at Night of Champions by having him face three challengers; Miz said Booker missed the spotlight and being the center of attention, with the crowd chanting "Boring" and Booker snatching the mic away and saying Miz was going to have another guest; moments later, Ryback appeared and destroyed Miz's set as Miz circled the ring; Ryback then hoisted up Miz's couch and threw it into the aisle; included an ad promoting the WWE app; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown was the #1 entertainment show on cable TV on Friday, beating every show on TNT, History, FX, TBS, and all ESPN networks; included a backstage segment in which Josh Matthews conducted an interview with Punk and Heyman about his title defense the previous night against Cena and his tag team match later in the night; featured an ad promoting 'Rock vs. Cena: Once in a Lifetime' on DVD; included a backstage segment with Kofi Kingston & R-Truth celebrating Subway's birthday with Jared; after Jared gave them sandwiches, Damien Sandow, Zack Ryder, and then Ryback appeared to get their own sandwiches; featured a backstage segment in which Cena and Sheamus discussed their tag team match later in the night; included footage of Lawler arriving in Memphis earlier in the day; featured footage of Big Show, David Otunga, and Stephanie McMahon speaking to kids in Bridgeport in March, with students from the program then being shown in attendance; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE Home Video has 75 of the 100 top selling sports DVDs in America, with "50 Greatest Finshing Moves in WWE" at #1; featured a Komen PSA with comments by Alicia Fox, Layla, Dolph Ziggler, and Cena; included a backstage segment with David Otunga, ADR, Heyman, and Punk in which ADR - through Otunga - said he should take the lead in their tag team match and then said Punk looked like he lived on the streets; moments later, Punk - through Heyman - said ADR should go back in time to the previous year's Survivor Series when Punk took the title from ADR:
Rey Mysterio Jr. & Sin Cara defeated Epico & Primo Colon (w/ Rosa Mendes) at 6:45 when Sin Cara pinned Epico with a swanton off the top after Mysterio hit a double 619; after the contest, Darren Young & Titus O'Neil attacked Mysterio & Sin Cara in the ring; moments later, Young & O'Neil took the mic at ringside and said no one was going to take opportunities from them
WWE Divas Champion Eve pinned Beth Phoenix in a non-title match with a roll up after Phoenix hit the corner at 1:40; Layla provided guest commentary for the match; after the bout, Eve confronted Layla at the commentary table
Brodus Clay (w/ Cameron & Naomi) pinned Heath Slater at 2:04 with the splash after blocking Slater coming off the top by landing a headbutt to the chest; WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro, alongside Aksana, provided commentary for the bout; after the match, Clay, Cameron, Naomi, and young fans danced in the ring
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned Santino Marella at 4:10 after twice hitting the Zig Zag, moments after Vickie stole away the Cobra; after the bout, Ziggler put the Cobra in Santino's mouth
Wade Barrett pinned Justin Gabriel at 4:10 with a punch to the face; during the bout, the crowd chanted "We want Nexus"
WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane defeated R-Truth & Kofi Kingston at 12:44 when Truth submitted to the No Lock after Kane hit the chokeslam and Bryan tagged himself into the bout; after the match, Bryan celebrated with both belts before Kane stole them away and did the same, with the crowd chanting "Hug it out;" moments later, the two hugged before Bryan stole back his own title belt and the two yelled back and forth "I am the tag team champions!"
Randy Orton pinned Tensai (w/ Sakamodo) with the RKO at 6:14 after avoiding a charge in the corner
Damien Sandow pinned Zack Ryder at around the 7-minute mark with the neckbreaker; prior to the bout, Sandow cut a promo in which he introduced several words to the fans that would help them during back to school system; moments later, Ryder appeared and said he spoke to AJ and she made a match between the two (the bout began during the commercial break)
John Cena & World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus defeated WWE World Champion CM Punk (w/ Paul Heyman) & Alberto Del Rio at 13:27 when Cena pinned Punk with the FU, with the referee not realizing Punk's foot was on the bottom rope during the cover; Ricardo Rodriguez, wearing a neckbrace, served as ADR's ring announcer for the bout; following the ring entrances, there were dueling chants of "Cena sucks" and "Let's go, Cena;" after the fall, Punk argued with the referee and heckled him up the aisle as the show ended

9/24/12; Albany, NY; Times Union Center
9/24/12 - included Michael Cole & Jim Ross on commentary; featured an opening in-ring segment in which Paul Heyman stood beside WWE World Champion CM Punk, sitting in a chair, in which Heyman discussed Punk's foot being on the bottom rope during the previous week's main event; moments later, Heyman called for referee Brad Maddox to come out to the ring, apologize to Punk, and resign; Maddox then appeared and apologized, noting it was his first main event and he was nervous; Heyman thanked him and then told him to resign, with the crowd chanting "No;" when Maddox wouldn't, Punk said he should be ashamed and questioned him on how he even got a job; Maddox replied by saying AJ called him after the Raw expansion, with Heyman noting he wasn't even a real referee and then pulled out an eye cover that had both the WWE and NFL logos on them; Punk followed by saying AJ should come out and fire him, with AJ appearing and sending Maddox to the back; AJ then said the official made a mistake but she wasn't going to let them hold her show hostage; Punk said the only reason there was tension between the two was because he wouldn't marry her two months earlier and implied the two were intimate before saying "Tell them I'm the best in the world;" Heyman then stepped in and told Punk he could handle it, then addressed AJ and got down on one knee and proposed to her, telling her that they could be the most powerful couple in sports entertainment history before insulting her; AJ then slapped Heyman and left the ring; following the commercial break, AJ spoke with Maddox backstage, with Maddox apologizing before AJ said he would never make the mistake again or he would never work in the business; AJ then stared off in a trance as Maddox apologized and walked off; moments later, AJ smiled as tears came down her face; featured an ad promoting Saturday Morning Slam; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the WWE app has been downloaded more than 2 million times in its first month, beating the TNT, Discovery Channel, TBS, History Channel, and ESPN apps; featured footage of WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan meeting with Dr. Shelby at a diner, with Dr. Shelby saying he had a role playing game set up to help Bryan's relationship with WWE Tag Team Champion Kane; moments later, Kane appeared as their waiter, with Bryan making his order and then making fun of Kane; Shelby then said Kane was playing the role of "Gerald," with Kane - as Gerald - talking about eliminating the old cook earlier in the day and putting his remains in everyone's food; included a Susan G. Komen for the Cure PSA; featured an in-ring promo by Mick Foley in which he noted how inspired he was the previous year by Punk but then questioned what change Punk really created, noted he was now bullying referees and following Heyman; moments later, Punk interrupted and said Foley was not relevant anymore; Foley then said he sent Punk a text the previous year when Punk won the title, that Punk responded to and said his compliment meant a lot coming from Foley; Foley then said he didn't become anyone in the business until he stopped listening to Heyman and did something on his own and said Heyman would only do what was best for Heyman; he went on to question why Punk had a mouthpiece when he was one of the best talkers in the business, to which Punk responded with a yawn; moments later, Foley noted his historic Hell in a Cell performance in 1998 and said he hadn't had to ask for respect since and the same held true for Shawn Michaels, Triple H, and the Undertaker; Foley then said he wanted to see Punk prove he was the best in the world by stepping into HIAC against Cena, with Punk noting his successful title defenses against Cena and saying he had heard Foley's same speach from Bret Hart and Cena; Punk then said Foley was beneath him and while Foley would do everything to his body to get the adoration of the fans, Punk brings them to their knees using only the mic and said he had held the bout 309 days; Foley said he had only held the title a total fo 29 days, then questioned Punk if he wanted to be a statistic or a legend and that Punk needed one more moment to prove his greatness; Foley said Cena just had elbow surgery but should be ready by HIAC, should Punk choose to face him; Foley then told Punk to think hard and make the right decision for himself, Foley, and the fans; included an ad promoting WWE Main Event on Oct. 3; featured footage of Bryan and Kane eating at the diner, with the two agreeing they could never be friends and talking about how much fun it was to beat up eight men the previous week on Smackdown; the two then played out a scene similar to the orgasm scene in 'When Harry Met Sally;' moments later, Mae Young, shown sitting nearby, said "I'll have what they're having;" included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Smackdown was watched by more adults than any other show on cable TV; featured a backstage segment with AJ speaking with all the referees and told them to have a great rest of the show; after they left, Alberto Del Rio walked in with David Otunga and Ricardo Rodriguez, wearing a neckbrace; AJ then said the three would face World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, Rey Mysterio Jr., & Sin Cara; after AJ left, ADR and Otunga complained about the match as an excited Rodriguez took off his neckbrace; included an in-ring segment in which Cole discussed the recent injury to Jerry Lawler before introducing Lawler on the big screen, live from his home in Memphis; Lawler went on to discuss what he remembered from that night in Montreal, commented on the outpouring of support he had received, and said he would be back on Raw as soon as his doctors allow; featured an ad promoting the WWE app; included footage from the diner of Bryan, Kane, and Dr. Shelby in which Dr. Shelby had Kane have some of Bryan's salad and Bryan have some of Kane's pasta, to let them better understand what it's like to be the other person; moments later, Kane burped and Bryan threw up on Dr. Shelby; featured a Komen PSA with Cena; included an in-ring segment in which Bryan & Kane came out, with Cole announcing the results of a Twitter poll were revealed on what Bryan & Kane's tag team name should be, with Team Hell No at 59%, Team Teamwork at 3%, and Team Friendship at 38%; moments later, Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow attacked the champions from behind; moments later, Rhodes & Sandow cut a promo from the entrance stage in which they said they were known as Team Rhodes Scholars; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE's Facebook network has more than 75 million fans, more than the NFL and its 32 teams combined; included the announcement Big Show would face Randy Orton on Smackdown; featured a closing in-ring promo by Cena, his arm in a sling, in which he thanked the fans for their support of the Susan G. Komen WWE campaign before apologizing for Punk's recent actions against referees; Cena then said he didn't know when he would be recovered but he guaranteed he would walk in to HIAC to fight; Punk then appeared with Heyman, with Punk saying Cena's speaches remind him of politicians and said there has always only been one CM Punk, the man that has repeatedly beaten Cena in the past year; Punk said there were many reasons he wouldn't defend against Cena at HIAC and eventually told Cena to run while he still could before he ensures Cena wouldn't be cleared to wrestle by the pay-per-view; moments later, Punk turned his back and gave Cena until 5 to leave the ring, with Cena then clearing Punk from the ring with a lead pipe when Punk went after him; Cena then said he would see Punk at HIAC; several moments later, Punk walked past Foley backstage, then walked back to him and kicked him in the gut; Punk walked off, then turned around to do it again only to find Ryback staring back at him:
Dolph Ziggler pinned Kofi Kingston at 11:07 with the Zig Zag after throwing Kingston upside down in the corner; prior to the bout, Vickie Guerrero introduced Ziggler from the entrance stage; during Ziggler's entrance, recent tweets between the two were shown; R-Truth escorted Kingston to the ring before the match; following the entrances, Vickie and Truth had a confrontation at ringside, with Vickie having Truth's drink dumped on her before the referee ejected them both from ringside; during the bout, it was noted Criss Angel was the social media ambassador for the night's show (The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012)
Titus O'Neil & Darren Young defeated Santino Marella & Zack Ryder at 1:56 when O'Neil pinned Marella with the sit-down spinebuster after Young made a blind tag
Ryback pinned WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin at 2:57 in a non-title match with Shellshocked; late in the bout, a fan ran into the ring before being pulled out by security
Wade Barrett pinned Tyson Kidd with the Souvenir elbow strike to the face at 2:21
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, Rey Mysterio Jr., & Sin Cara defeated Alberto Del Rio, David Otunga, & Ricardo Rodriguez at around the 9-minute mark when Sin Cara pinned Rodriguez with a springboard senton after Mysterio hit the 619 on Rodriguez; Rodriguez introduced ADR before the match; during the contest, Titus O'Neil & Darren Young were shown watching on backstage; after the bout, Sheamus dropped Otunga with the boot to the face (the bout began during the commercial break)
WWE Divas Champion Eve & Beth Phoenix defeated Layla & Alicia Fox at 1:29 when Eve pinned Fox with the neckbreaker; after the bout, Kaitlyn came out on the entrance stage on a crutch and said she tracked down security footage from backstage at Night of Champions that showed her attacker was a blonde; moments later, Eve began blaming Phoenix, with Phoenix saying Eve was a liar; moments later, Eve dropped Phoenix with the neckbreaker and yelled at her that Phoenix wasn't going to take advantage of people
Tensai fought Brodus Clay (w/ Cameron & Naomi) to a no contest at 1:45 when the Big Show came out, knocked out Tensai with a punch tot the face and then did the same to Clay

10/1/12; Oklahoma City, OK; Chesapeake Energy Arena
10/1/12 - featured an opening segment in which WWE World Champion CM Punk and Paul Heyman came to the ring, with Punk noting he was attacked from behind the previous week by John Cena weilding a pipe, then said Mick Foley was disrespectful to him backstage, something he wouldn't have done to Cena, the Rock, or Steve Austin; Punk then said he spent the week thinking about Foley's comments from the previous week and decided to again deny Cena a match at Hell in a Cell; Heyman then showed footage of AJ slapping him the previous week and called for AJ to resign, adding that he should be the one to take her place; moments later, Vickie Guerrero, alongside Dolph Ziggler, interrupted and said AJ had done wrong by both of them; after Vickie and Heyman had words, Ziggler suggested Vickie and Heyman be co-GMs; AJ then came out to the ring, noted she had been put on probation and that she had a co-executive coach to help her in her development as Raw GM; WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan then came out and apologized for dumping AJ after WrestleMania and playing a part in her mental instability, then saying he was a great catch, was a former world champion, and had a great beard; after Bryan claimed to be the tag team champions, WWE Tag Team Champion Kane came out, said AJ was a phenomenal kisser, but said he, not Bryan, was the tag team champions; all the men began arguing in the ring, with AJ screaming to make them stop and then saying Punk & Ziggler would face Bryan & Kane later in the night; included the announcement that Booker T would read questions from the fans as long as they tweet them using the hashtag #SheamusShow for the upcoming debate between Big Show and World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus; featured a Susan G. Komen for the Cure PSA; included a backstage segment in which AJ introduced Kaitlyn to her coach Christopher J Stevenson; moments later, AJ apologized to Kaitlyn for everything she's done to her in recent months, then burst out laughing and said she wasn't sorry at all; AJ then skipped away; featured an ad promoting WWE Main Event's premiere on Wednesday and Punk vs. Sheamus; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous Friday's Smackdown was seen by more than three times as many people as the Ultimate Fighter; featured the announcement Larry King was the night's social media ambassador; included an in-ring segment in which Booker hosted a debate between Show and Sheamus in which they answered select questions from Twitter about what they would do to each other at Hell in a Cell, with Sheamus then showing a Tout from a "relative" (him wearing a Rey Mysterio Jr. mask); moments later, Sheamus made fun of Show for losing the World Heavyweight Title to Bryan in 45 seconds and the fact Sheamus won it in half that time from Bryan; eventually, the two appeared to be about to fight before Show left the ring; featured a backstage segment in which Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow made fun of the debate earlier in the show and said they would go on to win the WWE Tag Team Titles after winning the #1 contender tournament; included an ad promoting Foley's new book, 'A Most Mizerable Christmas;' featured a segment in which Justin Roberts recognized the breast cancer survivors and families in attendance before promoting WWE's Komen campaign; included a backstage segment in which AJ introduced Stevenson to Wade Barrett, with Barrett saying AJ was doing a horrible job and he was upset he wasn't wrestling on the show; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE's YouTube channel has generated more than 370 million views since its inception; included a look at John Bradshaw Layfield reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, followed by a Tout from JBL after reaching the summit; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE's Facebook network adds 75,000 new fans every day; included an in-ring segment in which Michael Cole introduced Jim Ross for 'Jim Ross Appreciation Night,' with Punk and Heyman then interrupting and Punk saying Ross was the best announcer WWE had and he respected him for it; Punk went on to say the fans didn't know about respect and he wanted JR to admit he was the best in the world; JR followed by saying Punk had been making a jackass of himself in recent weeks; Punk said Steve Austin and Jerry Lawler weren't around to help JR, and said 316 now only stood for the number of days he had been world champion; moments later, JR said he had called WrestleMania main events and Austin and others like him never asked to be called the best in the world, they earned it; JR then said for Punk to be the best in the world, he would have to accept Cena's challenge, face him in Hell in a Cell, and kick his ass; moments later, Punk took off JR's cowboy hat and stomped it before saying he had already beaten Cena countless times and challenged Ross to fight him or leave the ring; Punk then stopped JR from leaving the ring before saying he was done doing commentary for the night and told him to do the walk of shame up the ramp and go backstage; as JR prepared to go up the ramp, Ryback came out and confronted Punk in the ring, with Punk eventually leaving the ring; featured a Komen for the Cure PSA with comments from Ziggler, Alicia Fox, WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin, AJ, WWE Divas Champion Eve, and Cena; included an ad promoting Tribute to the Troops in December, set to Kid Rock's "Let's Ride;" featured a backstage segment with AJ and Stevenson in which he gave her tips on how to improve herself and the show, with AJ saying Stevenson should be the guest referee for the bout before eventually telling him to get out of the arena; during the segment, JR's audio could be picked up with him saying "Why don't you do the reveal?"; featured an ad promoting 'Barricade' on DVD:
WWE Tag Team Championship #1 Contender Tournament Quarter Finals: Rey Mysterio Jr. & Sin Cara defeated Primo Colon & Epico (w/ Rosa Mendes) at 9:22 when Mysterio pinned Primo with the splash off the top after Sin Cara hit a crossbody off the top to the floor onto Epico; Mysterio & Sin Cara wore matching masks for the bout; early in the match, Darren Young & Titus O'Neil came out and sat at the entrance stage WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro pinned Brodus Clay (w/ Cameron & Naomi) in a non-title match with the Neutralizer at 1:08; during his entrance, a pretaped insert promo aired from Cesaro
WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin pinned Zack Ryder in a non-title match at 2:39 with the Skull Crushing Finale
Ryback pinned Tensai at 1:50 with a clothesline after twice failing to hit the Samoan Drop (The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012)
WWE Divas Champion Eve pinned Beth Phoenix in a non-title match with the neckbreaker at 2:34; during her entrance, a pretaped insert promo aired from Eve in which she praised her fellow divas
Santino Marella defeated Heath Slater (w/ Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal) via disqualification at 2:50 when McIntyre and Mahal attacked Marella after Marella hit the Cobra; after the bout, McIntyre dropped Marella with the Future Shock, with Slater then taking a mic and he, McIntyre, and Mahal cutting a brief promo
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus pinned Damien Sandow (w/ Cody Rhodes) in a non-title match at 15:43 with a kick to the head to both Sandow and an interfering Rhodes; Rhodes provided guest commentary for the bout (The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012)
Alberto Del Rio defeated Kofi Kingston (w/ R-Truth) via submission with the cross armbreaker at 6:08; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the bout; prior to the bout, WWE.com footage aired of ADR attacking Randy Orton after Smackdown ended the previous Friday; Rodriguez provided guest commentary for the match
WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane defeated WWE World Champion CM Punk & Dolph Ziggler in a non-title match at 12:45 when Kane pinned Punk with the chokeslam; prior to the bout, AJ was announced as the guest referee; Paul Heyman escorted Punk to the ring before the match and Vickie Guerrero escorted Ziggler; at the 12-minute mark, Heyman put Punk's foot on the rope, prompting AJ to eject Heyman from ringside and doing the same to Vickie moments later, with Ziggler then leaving ringside with Vickie; after the bout, Bryan and Kane argued over who was the tag team champions as the show ended

10/8/12; Sacramento, CA; Power Balance Pavilion
10/8/12 - included Michael Cole, Jim Ross, & John Bradshaw Layfield on commentary; featured an opening segment in which John Cena, wearing a brace on his arm, came out, noted how much he noticed about WWE in his week off, and then noted whether he would challenge WWE World Champion CM Punk at Hell in a Cell was up to Punk; Cena then challenged Punk to be a man, not a punk and better his own legacy by facing Cena; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE provides Raw, Smackdown, and pay-per-views to the American Forces Network, which is broadcasted to all U.S. military in 175 countries and Navy ships at sea; featured an in-ring promo by Vince McMahon in which he talked about the variety of characters in WWE and said WWE was about action; moments later, Punk, alongside Paul Heyman, appeared and said McMahon not mentioning his name was disrespectful to him, he had already beaten Cena repeatedly, and would not face him at HIAC; McMahon responded that he wasn't a "CM Punk guy," with Punk saying he should be and that he said 18 months earlier that he was just a spoke on the wheel but now realized he was the wheel; Punk went on to say that maybe he would walk out of WWE and not come back like he did last time and he was the reason all the fans were there, why McMahon had a jet, and why he had money to fuel the jet; McMahon then said it wasn't Punk or himself that makes the WWE a success, but the fans; McMahon then said Punk wasn't in the same league as Andre the Giant, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Bret Hart, or Steve Austin; Punk then insulted Austin before calling McMahon a clueless, inept millionaire; Punk then said McMahon had been slapping him in the face for years, then slapping McMahon across the face and knocking him down; moments later, as Punk and Heyman left the ring, McMahon took the mic and said he would fire Punk if Punk didn't fight him later in the show; included the announcement that Arnold Schwarzenegger was the social media ambassador for the night; featured a backstage segment with Punk and Heyman in which Heyman tried to talk Punk out of the match with McMahon, noting the potential outcome; Punk then said he would find a way to win; included a Susan G. Komen PSA; featured the announcement that WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin would be a guest on Larry King Now later in the night; included a backstage segment with AJ and Punk in which Punk said AJ could be the one found at fault if he beat up McMahon on her show, with AJ implying he was scared to face McMahon and Punk saying whatever happened would now be on her; featured footage of Cena appearing on "Live! With Kelly & Michael" earlier in the day; included a "Did you know?" graphic that read more viewers watched WWE Main Event the previous week than both MLB games on ESPN and ESPN 2 combined; featured a backstage segment with McMahon and JR in which JR cautioned McMahon against the match with Punk, with McMahon then asking if JR could call the match as he used to for Austin; included a look at JBL reaching the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro; featured a segment of Larry King Now in which King, alongside his wife, had a table set up at the entrance stage and brought out Miz as his guest, who noted it was his birthday before King said no one cared; King then brought out Kofi Kingston as his replacement guest since Miz was "boring;" Kingston then talked about Raw being in Sacramento before Miz cut him off and made fun of both King and Kingston, saying he's had more titles than King's had wives; King's wife then threw water in Miz's face, with Kingston then tossing Miz off the stage; Kingston then chased Miz backstage to end the segment; included a look at Austin vs. McMahon in WWE '13; featured a backstage segment in which Heyman apologized to McMahon for Punk's actions and begged him to call off the match; after McMahon said no, Heyman reminded him of what Brock Lesnar did to Triple H and implied the same could happen to McMahon; included an ad promoting 'CM Punk: Best in the World;' featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Smackdown was the most watched regularly scheduled program on SyFy for the 105th consecutive week; included Josh Matthews interrupting Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez to tell him Randy Orton tweeted he would be at Smackdown on Friday, with ADR and Ricardo walking off; featured a Komen PSA with comments from Ziggler, Miz, Layla, Cena, AJ, and WWE Divas Champion Eve; moments later, Justin Roberts recognized breast cancer survivors in attendance; included a backstage segment with King, his wife, and WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan in which Bryan complained of people saying he has a goat face, noting King looked like an owl, and then started hitting on King's wife, who said Bryan looked like a troll who slept under a bridge; King then told Bryan to accept it, with WWE Tag Team Champion Kane walking in and saying he had been carrying Bryan since they won the belts, with the two arguing as King and his wife walked off; Kane then said he thought it was Skeletor, not Larry King; featured a backstage segment with Punk and Heyman:
Ryback defeated Primo Colon & Epico (w/ Rosa Mendes) in a handicap match at 2:35 by pinning both men after hitting them with a simultaneous Shell Shock
Brodus Clay (w/ Cameron & Naomi) fought R-Truth to a no contest; following the entrances, Truth took the mic and said they could fight any time but Little Jimmy was going through puberty and wanted to dance; moments later, Vince McMahon appeared on the big screen and asked them to leave the ring because he was on his way out
WWE Tag Team Championship #1 Contender Tournament Semi Finals: Rey Mysterio Jr. & Sin Cara defeated Darren Young & Titus O'Neil at 7:14 when Mysterio pinned Young with the 619 and splash off the top
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus defeated Wade Barrett via disqualification in a non-title match at 12:36 when Tensai attacked the champion; early in the match, the Big Show appeared ringside to watch the bout; after the contest, Sheamus was double teamed by Tensai and Barrett until he eventually fought them both off; Sheamus and Show then tussled, with Show tossing Sheamus to the floor after avoiding the boot to the face
WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro pinned Tyson Kidd in a non-title match at 3:55 with the Neutralizer; during his entrance, a pretaped promo from Cesaro aired in which he made fun of American obesity
WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane defeated Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) & Alberto Del Rio in a non-title match at 17:03 when Kane pinned Ziggler with the chokeslam after tagging himself into the match; prior to the bout, Guerrero introduced Ziggler from the entrance stage; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the match; after the bout, Bryan & Kane argued over who was the rightful tag team champion
WWE Tag Team Championship #1 Contender Tournament Semi Finals: Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow defeated Santino Marella & Zack Ryder at 3:09 when Rhodes pinned Marella with the Beautiful Disaster; during their entrance, a pretaped insert promo aired from Rhodes & Sandow regarding their upcoming bout; after the match, Jinder Mahal, Heath Slater, & Drew McIntyre attacked Marella & Ryder in the ring
WWE Divas Champion Eve defeated Kaitlyn via submission with a leg grapevine at 2:52; Kaitlyn's ankle was heavily taped for the bout; Layla provided guest commentary for the match; after the contest, Layla made the save when Eve refused to break the hold, with Eve then apologizing to Kaitlyn before Layla shoved her away
Vince McMahon fought WWE World Champion CM Punk (w/ Paul Heyman) to a no contest in a non-title match at around the 9-minute mark; during McMahon's entrance, Punk jumped him from behind at ringside; during the match, Punk at one point put on a headset at the commentary table and yelled "What a maneuver!"; at the 6-minute mark, McMahon took a kendo stick, punched Heyman, and took possession of the title belt, keeping Punk from entering the ring to take it back; moments later, Punk grabbed his own kendo stick, leading to the two trading blows in the ring; during the closing moments of the match, Punk had McMahon up for the Go To Sleep before Ryback ran out, scaring Punk to the floor; moments later, John Cena appeared and tossed Punk back into the ring, where he narrowly escaped Ryback's Shell Shocked; Punk then escaped through the crowd, with McMahon then taking a mic and telling Punk he had a week to decide who he would face at Hell in a Cell -- Cena or Ryback -- and if he didn't decide then McMahon would decide for him (The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012)

10/15/12; Nashville, TN; Bridgestone Arena
10/15/12 - featured Michael Cole & Jim Ross on commentary; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE Home Video has 6 of the top 10 selling sports DVDs in America, including Summer Slam 2012 at #1; featured an in-ring segment in which Paul Heyman, in possession of the WWE World Title, introduced WWE World Champion CM Punk, noting he had held the title 330 days; Punk then took the mic and said he didn't matter if it was JR, Bret Hart, John Cena, the Rock, a fan, or even Vince McMahon who disrespected him because he would make them all pay; Punk then said he made sure McMahon would never compete in the ring again; he then showed the poster of Hell in a Cell, which depicted him as the devil, before discussing Cena and Ryback as his potential challengers for HIAC; moments later, Punk went to unveil who his opponent would be but then said he would need to go backstage and think about it some more; McMahon then interrupted and said he would now be the one to make the decision and he would do so later in the night during a contract signing in the ring; included a Susan G. Komen for the Cure PSA in which Layla talked about losing her mom to breast cancer; featured a backstage segment with Punk and Heyman, discussing McMahon's announcement, before Punk told Heyman to go tell McMahon that he wanted to fight him later in the show; included a backstage segment in which Heyman gave McMahon Punk's challenge, with Punk being able to choose his challenger if he beats McMahon; McMahon agreed but then said he wanted his match against Heyman; featured a backstage segment in which Matt Striker stopped AJ and noted he was attacked by Bryan & Kane and wanted an apology from them; after AJ misinterpreted what he said, she set up a match between Striker and Kane for later in the show; included an ad promoting WWE's Touts; featured footage of Cena with the New York Jets the previous day at MetLife Stadium; included an in-ring segment of Miz TV in which WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin mocked Kofi Kingston before introducing him and saying Kingston would always be a "B player" and his WWE career was forgettable; Kingston agreed and said he would make a memorable moment when he wins the title from Miz on Wednesday during WWE Main Event, then challenged Miz to a match later in the night; Miz agreed but called Kingston a novelty act while he himself was a superstar, with Kingston then attacking Miz and knocking him to the floor; featured an ad promoting 'CM Punk: Best in the World;' included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE has more Twitter followers than TMZ, Nike, Coca-Cola, HBO, Under Armour, Disney, and McDonald's; featured a backstage segment with McMahon and Cena in which Cena discussed his injury and whether he was ready to challenge Punk; included footage of the 2012 Social Good Summit in New York City and comments from Stephanie McMahon about WWE's initiative; featured a look at the New York Post's article about WrestleMania 29 possibly bringing in $100 million in tourism dollars; included a backstage segment with Bryan & Kane in which Bryan challenged Kane to face Big Show the next week; featured a backstage segment with McMahon and Ryback in which Ryback said "Feed me Punk;" included an ad promoting WWE '13; featured footage of Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre, & Jinder Mahal walking into a bar in downtown Nashville and getting on stage until they were kicked out by security; included an ad promoting 'Barricade;' featured the announcement -- and media coverage of -- WWE hosting a Rolling Stones pay-per-view on Dec. 15; included a closing in-ring segment with McMahon, Cena, Ryback, Punk, and Heyman in which Punk signed the contract and told McMahon to do whatever he wanted to do because regardless of his opponent, he would beat them; Cena eventually told Punk to shut up and said he wanted nothing more than to challenge Punk but said Ryback was only there to kick someone's ass and Punk needed his ass beaten; Cena then chanted "Feed me more," and left the ring as the crowd chanted it and Ryback signed the contract; moments later, Punk confronted Ryback, with Ryback ramming Punk's head into the table and then dropping him with Shell Shock to end the show:
The Big Show pinned WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan in an impromptu match at 6:33 with the chokeslam after catching Bryan coming off the top rope; prior to the bout, Show cut an in-ring promo about the debate he had with World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus two weeks earlier, saying it was designed to make him look like a fool; Show then showed footage of him tossing Sheamus to the floor the previous week before noting the fans and Sheamus were making fun of him for his last world title win being 45 seconds long and said he would correct that, prompting the fans to chant "45 seconds;" Show then challenged Bryan to a match then and there; Bryan, WWE Tag Team Champion Kane, R-Truth, Santino Marella, Zack Ryder, and others were then shown watching on backstage; Bryan then said there was no way he was facing Show, with AJ appearing and telling him to go out for the match; moments later, Bryan began chanting "No" as the fans and other wrestlers chanted "Yes;" after the contest, Kane appeared, laughed at Bryan, but then protected him from Show; after Show left the ring, Bryan and Kane argued
Alberto Del Rio defeated Brodus Clay (w/ Cameron & Naomi) via submission with the cross armbreaker at 2:13; prior to the bout, it was announced ADR would face Randy Orton at Hell in a Cell; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer
Darren Young & Titus O'Neil defeated Santino Marella & Zack Ryder at around the 3-minute mark when O'Neil pinned Ryder with the sit-down spinebuster after Ryder hit the Rough Ryder on Young; after the bout, Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre, and Jinder Mahal ran out wearing leather jackets and assaulted Marella & Ryder; moments later, Slater took the mic and introduced the group as the 3MB (the bout began during the commercial break)
Ryback defeated Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) & David Otunga in a handicap match at 1:52 by pinning Otunga with Shell Shock after Ziggler walked out of the match; during his entrance, Ziggler cut a promo against Ryback being handed a WWE World Title shot while he himself had to earn his title shot by winning Money in the Bank; he then said Ryback was a flash in the pan that would be gone in a few months but Ziggler would still be around; Ziggler went on to say he wanted to cash in his title shot at Hell in a Cell on Punk to win the belt; moments later, Otunga interrupted and said neither Ryback or Ziggler deserved a title shot, but he himself did; as the two began to argue, AJ appeared and said Ziggler and Otunga could prove themselves against Ryback in a handicap match
WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro pinned Justin Gabriel in a non-title match at 3:53 with the Neutralizer after hitting a European uppercut as Gabriel came off the top; during his entrance, a pretaped insert promo from Cesaro aired in which he said he was elevating the belt and America
WWE Tag Team Champion Kane pinned Matt Striker with the chokeslam at 2:02; early in the match, Striker took the mic and told Kane they didn't have to fight, with Kane then offering to hug Striker; Kane then didn't let go, which led to the chokeslam; after the bout, Kane took the mic and began chanting "I am the tag team champions!" after mock interviewing the unconcious Striker
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus defeated Wade Barrett via disqualification in a non-title match at 15:17 when Big Show, who came out to the entrance stage early in the match to watch, pulled down the top rope causing Sheamus to fall to the floor; after the bout, Sheamus kicked Barrett in the face and knocked Show to the floor
WWE Divas Champion Eve pinned Layla at 4:40 after knocking Layla face-first off the top rope; the challenger's foot was on the bottom rope during the cover but the referee didn't see it
Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow defeated Primo Colon & Epico (w/ Rosa Mendes) (sub. for Rey Mysterio Jr. & Sin Cara) at 6:53 when Sandow pinned Epico with the neckbreaker; the match was to be the finals of the WWE Tag Team Title #1 Contender Tournament but Mysterio was sidelined with the flu
Kofi Kingston pinned WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin in a non-title match at 5:20 with the spin kick to the side of the head; after the bout, Miz was tended to in the ring by a trainer

10/22/12; East Rutherford, CT; IZOD Center
10/22/12 - featured Jim Ross & Michael Cole on commentary; included an ad promoting WWE '13; featured a video segment of the WWE weekend tour in Egypt; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Saturday Morning Slam the previous weekend was the #1 show on cable and broadcast TV regarding social media; members of SuperBowl Champions the New York Giants were shown in attendance; featured an in-ring promo by John Cena in which he noted WWE World Champion CM Punk's reign was at 337 days but change was coming in the form of Ryback; moments later, Punk and Paul Heyman appeared at the entrance stage, with Punk taking the mic and saying Cena could promise change but everyone knew that Punk's promises came true and he promised to walk out of Hell in a Cell still the champion; Cena then revealed he was medically cleared and, while he wouldn't mess with Punk's scheduled match with Ryback on Sunday, he was up for a fight; Punk then went down to the ring but eventually, after prompting from Heyman, backed down and left the ring, holding up the title belt and showing it to Cena; included a backstage shot of Vince McMahon and AJ arriving to the arena; featured an in-ring segment with McMahon and AJ in which AJ discussed allegations against her, citing her fraternizing with a WWE superstar, and said she was resigning as a result; AJ went on to say the allegations were untrue and noted she grew up 15 minutes from the arena, and going from being homeless to being the boss; AJ then thanked the fans for their support and McMahon for giving her a chance; moments later, Heyman interrupted and said the board should name a replacement GM immediately and suggested it be him; McMahon said no and then introduced Vickie Guerrero as the "managing supervisor;" Vickie then appeared, with Heyman immediately praising her before suggesting to her to change McMahon's ruling of Punk facing Ryback at Hell in a Cell; Vickie said Punk would still face Ryback and announced Punk would face World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus later in the show; when Heyman complained, Vickie said it would also be a lumberjack match; after Heyman left, Vickie confronted AJ and insulted her, accusing her of having an affair and saying she disgusted her; AJ went to leave but then tackled Vickie, with the two trading blows before Vickie escaped the ring; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 29 tickets going on sale Nov. 10; featured footage from Hartford, CT of Stephanie McMahon, Eve, Brodus Clay, and David Otunga speaking to kids about bullying; included a backstage segment with WWE Divas Champion Eve on her cell phone insulting AJ, with Kaitlyn walking up behind her and confronting her about what was on her iPad; moments later, Eve slapped Kaitlyn, with Kaitlyn having to be pulled away after Layla also became involved; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Sheamus, holding his own Brawling Buddy, about his upcoming match against Punk; moments later, Big Show walked in, knocked the Brawling Buddy out of Sheamus's hand, and said he would knock him out and take the title; included a backstage segment in which Santino Marella told AJ that she did a good job; moments later, Cena appeared and the two talked about the accusations, with AJ saying he was the one implicated in the accusations; featured a second video package on WWE's tour of Egypt; included a backstage segment in which Cena confronted McMahon about the accusations against AJ, with McMahon saying there was incriminating evidence and AJ was already on probation; featured a backstage segment in which Cena confronted Vickie about costing AJ her job, with Vickie telling Cena it was all his fault; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Summer Slam 2012 continues to be the #1 sports DVD in America; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Dolph Ziggler about his win earlier in the show over WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan, AJ's resignation, and then blaming it all on Cena; included a video package on Ryback; moments later, Punk and Heyman were shown watching on backstage, with Punk complaining about having to face Sheamus just days before his match against Ryback; Heyman then said Punk would still be the world champion the following Monday and he would remain the best in the world:
WWE Tag Team Championship #1 Contender Tournament Finals: Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. & Sin Cara at 11:16 when Rhodes pinned Mysterio with Crossroads; stipulations stated the winners would challenge for the WWE Tag Team Titles at Hell in a Cell; during the bout, WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane were shown watching on backstage; after the bout, Bryan & Kane appeared on the big screen and said "Hell no" as to whether they would win the titles, with Kane then setting off the ringpost pyro
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Michael McGillicutty in a non-title match with the spin kick to the head at 2:29; Mike Mizanin provided guest commentary for the match
Justin Gabriel pinned WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro in a non-title match at 4:40 with the 450 splash; following his entrance, Cesaro took the mic and cut a promo in several languages on the floor; during the match, it was noted Cesaro was wrestling with torn tendons in his right hand; there were chants of "We want Ryder" during the bout
Ryback pinned Mike Mizanin with Shell Shocked at 2:33
Dolph Ziggler pinned WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan at 14:01 with a Zig Zag from the middle turnbuckle after Bryan chanted "No" as WWE Tag Team Champion Kane had the crowd chant "Yes" to encourage Bryan; Kane came ringside early in the match to support Bryan; after the bout, Bryan and Kane argued and Bryan shoved Kane before Matt Striker came out and said Vickie Guerrero had a surprise for them; Striker then said Vickie wanted them to take part in a game to get through their issues; following the commercial break, Striker had Bryan and Kane introduce themselves, as though they were on a game show, and introduced Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow as their opponents; moments later, Rhodes & Sandow appeared at the entrance stage and said they would win the titles at Hell in a Cell but were not playing the game show and then left; Striker then said Bryan & Kane were winners via forfeit, with Kane then clearing Striker from the ring; as Striker walked up the stage, he said he didn't wish Bryan & Kane luck on Sunday; moments later, Striker walked into the Big Show, making his way out to the ring, with Show tossing Striker several feet (The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012)
The Big Show pinned WWE Tag Team Champion Kane (w/ WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan) with the punch to the face at around the 7-minute mark after Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow appeared at the entrance stage; after the match, Rhodes & Sandow double teamed Bryan in the ring as Kane was still knocked out (the match began during the commercial break)
Alberto Del Rio defeated Zack Ryder via submission with the cross armbreaker at 2:47; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the match; after the match, ADR cut a promo on Randy Orton before reapplying the hold, with Rodriguez holding the mic for ADR as he repeated "Tap, Randy, tap!"; Rodriguez then repeatedly yelled ADR's name on the mic
WWE World Champion CM Punk (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus in a non-title lumberjack match at 18:13 when, after Sheamus fought off an interfering WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro and Jinder Mahal, the Big Show dropped Sheamus with the chokeslam behind the referee's back; lumberjacks for the match included Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, Brodus Clay, Sin Cara, R-Truth, Heath Slater, Darren Young, Titus O'Neil, Tensai, David Otunga, Show, Michael McGillicutty, Primo Colon, Epico, Drew McIntyre, Alberto Del Rio, Ricardo Rodriguez, Ted Dibiase Jr., Rey Mysterio Jr., Jimmy & Jey Uso, WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston, Cesaro, Dolph Ziggler, Wade Barrett, William Regal, Mike Mizanin, Santino Marella, Jinder Mahal, Justin Gabriel, Tyson Kidd, Mason Ryan, and JTG; after the bout, Ryback came out, with the lumberjacks throwing Punk back into the ring where Ryback dropped him with a powerslam; Punk again attempted to escape and again was tossed back into the ring by lumberjacks, where he sustained a powerbomb; the same thing happened a third time, with Ryback gorilla pressing Punk to the floor onto several of the heel wrestlers; the show ended with Punk on the floor in the aisle as Ryback stood in the ring

10/29/12; Charlotte, NC; Time Warner Cable Arena
10/29/12 - featured opening still photos detailing the WWE World Champion CM Punk vs. Ryback match the previous night at Hell in a Cell; included an in-ring segment in which Punk, his ribs heavily taped, and Paul Heyman came out, with Punk taking the mic and saying he proved the commentary team and all the fans wrong with his victory over Ryback; Punk went on to say he turned back the challenges of Rey Mysterio Jr., Randy Orton, and John Cena, referee Brad Maddox was incompetant and he had nothing to do with Maddox's actions at Hell in a Cell; Punk went on to say he was done with Ryback, was moving on, and would give others a shot at the title, with Mick Foley then interrupting and reminding Punk that he challenged him the previous month to be a legend and not a statistic; moments later, Punk noted Survivor Series was coming up, the same event where he won the title the previous year, and challenged Foley to lead a team to Survivor Series to face his own team; after Foley accepted, Punk made mention of who Foley might put on his team, with Ryback then coming out and Punk and Heyman escaping into the crowd; featured an ad promoting WWE '13; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the WWE Facebook network has more than 75 million followers, more than Google, HBO, ESPN, Amazon, Coke, MTV, and the NBA; featured a backstage segment in which Vickie Guerrero spoke with AJ about rehiring her as a performer and told her to find her later and give her one good reason why she should be offered a contract; included a Susan G. Komen for the Cure PSA with comments from Alicia Fox, Dolph Ziggler, Layla, and John Cena; featured an in-ring segment with Guerrero in which she called for Cena to come out so she could discuss the evidence against his relationship with AJ; after Cena appeared, Vickie showed footage from 3 weeks earlier in which Cena asked AJ out on a date, him hugging her the previous week, and then showed a photo of the two having dinner; after Cena explained those, she showed footage of AJ joining him in an elevator; as Vickie started putting words in Cena's mouth as he explained his actions, Dolph Ziggler interrupted and made his own allegations, with Cena shoving him to the mat and telling him to never mention his and AJ's name again; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 29 tickets going on sale Nov. 10; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown was the most socially active show on TV the previous Friday, beating every show on CBS, ABC, NBC, TNT, FX, TBS, ESPN, and MTV; included a backstage segment in which Vickie asked AJ about her "affair" with Cena and told her to admit it and she would go ahead and offer her a contract, with AJ refusing and saying she wouldn't lie to get a job; Vickie then offered her the job but said she wouldn't be allowed around the company if she touched her; featured a pretaped sit-down interview with Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, & Drew McIntyre about their new group 3MB; included a look at "The Content Strategist"'s look at WWE's social media efforts; featured the announcement Jerry Lawler would return to Raw in 2 weeks; included a look at WWE '13, with footage of a Bret Hart vs. the Rock match; featured an ad promoting 'Brock Lesnar: Here Comes the Pain Collector's Edition;' included an in-ring promo by Sheamus in which he said he was happy to have had a fight the previous night against the Big Show, despite losing the World Heavyweight Title; Sheamus said he was looking forward to their next fight, then adding it wouldn't be a fight but an all out war; moments later, Show walked out and joined Sheamus in the ring, bragging about his win and said Sheamus would never beat him; after Show called Sheamus a "red headed Ginger Snap," Sheamus dropped Show with White Noise and left the ring; featured a look at Sports Business Journal covering WrestleMania 29; included a backstage segment in which Cena told AJ to keep her chin up, with Guerrero seen watching on behind them; moments later, Beth Phoenix appeared and thanked Vickie for restarting the match, with Guerrero blaming Phoenix for not doing what she was supposed to and fired her; featured a backstage segment in which Paul Heyman interrupted Foley and Kaitlyn and asked Foley who was going to be on his Survivor Series team, with Foley saying the WWE locker room had come to him wanting to be on his team and Heyman saying Punk put a bullseye on Foley and would prove to him at Survivor Series that he was the best in the world; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the WWE app had been downloaded more than 2.5 million times; featured a Komen PSA with comments from Cena, Layla, WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston, Lilian Garcia, R-Truth, WWE Divas Champion Eve, Fox, and AJ and a look at WWE's partnership with Komen; included a segment on the entrance stage in which Vince McMahon, with the roster behind him, introduced Cena in the ring with representatives from Komen, who discussed WWE's partnership with Komen and thanked the fans for the support; Cena then presented a check to Komen for $1 million; featured a look at the Rolling Stones' upcoming pay-per-view in December, hosted by WWE; included an ad promoting 'Barricade' on DVD and Blu-ray; featured an in-ring segment in which Heyman introduced Punk, who came out wearing a WWE '13 hoodie; moments later, a giant WWE '13 poster dropped from the rafters, with Heyman praising Punk and calling him the greatest WWE champion of all time; Heyman then introduced the members of Team Punk: Mike Mizanin, Damien Sandow & Cody Rhodes, & Alberto Del Rio, who came out with Ricardo Rodriguez; Punk then said Survivor Series would be a celebration of his one year as WWE World Champion and he would celebrate by putting Foley out of his misery; he went on to say Foley wanted the spotlight but it was now his time; moments later, Foley interrupted and said Punk had weaseled out of his match the previous night and introduced his team as WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston, WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane, Randy Orton, & Ryback; as Ryback came out, the two teams began fighting in and out of the ring, with Punk leaving the ring as Ryback stared at him; Punk then held up the title belt at the entrance stage and Foley's team in the ring; moments later, Ryback dropped Rhodes with a clothesline and dropped him with Shell Shocked as Punk and Heyman watched on:
Ryback pinned JTG with Shell Shocked at 2:01; after the bout, Josh Matthews conducted an interview with Ryback in which he said he wasn't hurt, he was hungery and he would feast on WWE World Champion CM Punk; Ryback then chanted "Feed me Punk" and the crowd did the same
Randy Orton pinned Wade Barrett with the RKO at 10:13
WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane defeated Darren Young & Titus O'Neil in a non-title match at 4:27 when Young submitted to Bryan's No Lock; after the bout, Bryan & Kane argued, each saying they were the sole tag team champions
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston defeated WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro via disqualification in a non-title match at 2:34 when Mike Mizanin, who provided guest commentary for the match, attacked Kingston following a confrontation on the floor; prior to the bout, Cesaro cut an in-ring promo in which he said America had the fattest children in the world; after the match, R-Truth ran out and helped clear the ring
Jinder Mahal & Heath Slater (w/ Drew McIntyre) defeated Zack Ryder & Santino Marella at 3:48 when Slater pinned Marella with a leg neckbreaker after Marella knocked McIntyre off the ring apron with the Cobra
Beth Phoenix pinned AJ with the Glam Slam; AJ initially won the match at 2:06 with an inside cradle; moments later, Vickie Guerrero appeared at the entrance stage and said she demanded more of AJ, with Phoenix jumping AJ from behind and calling for the referee to restart the match (Phoenix's last match)
Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. & Sin Cara at 14:41 when Sandow pinned Sin Cara with the neckbreaker after Rhodes pulled Sandow out of the way of Sin Cara's senton off the top
Alberto Del Rio defeated Justin Gabriel via submission with the cross armbreaker at 5:21; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the bout

11/5/12; Birmingham, England; LG Arena
11/5/12 - included Michael Cole & Jim Ross on commentary; featured an opening backstage segment taped earlier in the day of Mike Mizanin confronting Paul Heyman about WWE World Champion CM Punk "retreating" at the end of the previous week's show, with Miz saying Heyman and Punk were "full of crap" and then quit the team; included an ad promoting Jerry Lawler's return to Raw the following week; featured an in-ring segment in which Vickie Guerrero replayed the clips she showed the previous week of John Cena and AJ together; moments later, Cena interrupted and reminded Vickie of her histories with Edge and Dolph Ziggler and how she used her power to get them the World Heavyweight Championship; Vickie then showed surveillance footage of AJ in a hotel hallway wearing a robe and going from one room to another, then another clip of Cena leaving the room wearing only a towel; after Cena laughed at how Vickie took footage from two different cameras, with Vickie then demanding AJ to come out and explain her actions; moments later, AJ appeared on the big screen and said she wasn't going to come out because she would attack Vickie, get fired, and no longer be able to do what she loves to do; Ziggler then appeared behind her and made fun of her, with Cena running backstage as Vickie laughed on the mic; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 29 tickets going on sale Nov. 12; featured info on how fans could give to a Hurricane Sandy New Jersey relief fund; included a backstage segment in which Heyman tried to talk Wade Barrett into joining Team Punk, with Barrett turning him down before agreeing and saying Heyman owed him; included Cole conducting an in-ring interview with Brad Maddox, who said his actions at Hell in a Cell were not prompted by Heyman or Punk but by himself; Maddox said all he ever wanted to do was be a WWE superstar, with the crowd chanting "Feed me more;" he went on to say he once paid $2,000 for a try out and was given a developmental contract but even there he was told he didn't have what it took; Maddox then said he agreed to be a referee because he knew he would get his one chance to make an impact and now even the fans in England knew his name; he went on to say he wanted a contract and a match with Ryback; as he went to leave the ring, Vince McMahon walked out and said Maddox was lying about his true involvement, but would give him a $1 million contract the next week if he could beat Ryback; moments later, McMahon brought out Vickie, and talked her into setting up Punk vs. Ryback vs. Cena at Survivor Series for the WWE World Title; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the WWE's Facebook network adds 75,000 new fans each day; included an ad promoting 'Maximum Conviction,' staring Steve Austin; featured a backstage segment in which Vickie told Ziggler he was now leading Punk's former team at Survivor Series, with Punk then appearing and arguing over losing his team and now having to defend the title at the pay-per-view; Vickie then said Punk & Ziggler would face Cena & Ryback later in the show, with Punk repeatedly asking Ziggler "What is wrong with her?"; included an ad promoting 'Brock Lesnar: Here Comes the Pain Collector's Edition;' featured an ad promiting 'Redneck Island,' with Austin; included a vignette promoting the debut of Fandangoo; featured a backstage segment in which Sheamus and William Regal spoke and agreed to get a drink after the show; included a backstage segment in which Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez spoke, with Rodriguez saying it should now be ADR's team at Survivor Series; moments later, Rosa Mendes walked by; featured an ad promoting the WWE app; included an ad promoting the new WWE Encylopedia; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE superstars and divas have competed in Italy, Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, Japan, Spain, Ecuador, Austria, Russia, and the UK thus far in 2012:
Rey Mysterio Jr., Sin Cara, & R-Truth defeated WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro, Darren Young, & Titus O'Neil at 10:52 when Truth pinned Cesaro with the Little Jimmy after Mysterio hit the 619; prior to the bout, recent Touts from Cesaro and Truth were shown; before and after the match, Mysterio & Cara mocked Young & O'Neil's dance
Cody Rhodes (w/ Damien Sandow) pinned WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan (w/ WWE Tag Team Champion Kane) with Crossroads at 1:57 after distraction from Sandow; after the bout, Rhodes took the mic at ringside, said he and Sandow would be the future tag team champions, and Sandow could beat Kane as easily as he just beat Bryan; moments later, Kane grabbed Sandow by the hair and pulled him into the ring
WWE Tag Team Champion Kane pinned Damien Sandow with the chokeslam at around the 6-minute mark in an impromptu bout; WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan was in Kane's corner and Cody Rhodes was in Sandow's corner until late in the match, when they were both ejected from ringside
Sheamus pinned Mike Mizanin with the boot to the face at 14:41; World Heavyweight Champion the Big Show provided guest commentary for the bout
Layla & Kaitlyn defeated WWE Divas Champion Eve & Aksana at 5:00 when Kaitlyn pinned Eve with a reverse DDT
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Alberto Del Rio with a roll up in a non-title match at 7:47 after ADR became distracted by Randy Orton's music playing; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the bout; after the match, Orton came out of the crowd and dropped ADR with the RKO in the ring
Zack Ryder & Santino Marella defeated Primo Colon & Epico (w/ Rosa Mendes) at 5:02 when Marella pinned Epico with the Cobra
Wade Barrett pinned Brodus Clay (w/ Cameron & Naomi) with the Souvenir elbow at 3:00
Heath Slater (w/ Jinder Mahal) pinned Jey Uso (w/ Jimmy Uso) with the Smash Hit at 3:55 (debut of the move)
John Cena & Ryback defeated WWE World Champion CM Punk (w/ Paul Heyman) & Dolph Ziggler at 10:15 when Ryback pinned Punk with Shellshocked; following Punk's entrance, he took the mic and complained about losing his team at Survivor Series and said Vince McMahon was out to "screw his most talented performer at Survivor Series;" during the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" after the bout, Ryback chanted "Feed me more" while looking at Cena (The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012)

11/12/12; Columbus, OH; Nationwide Arena
11/12/12 - featured an opening video package narrated by John Cena paying tribute to military veterans; included a backstage segment with John Cena and AJ in which they discussed the earlier in-ring incident with Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero, with the two implying that while they weren't in a relationship they might not be against having one; featured a video package recapping Jerry Lawler's heart attack to hype his return later in the show; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE '13 was the #1 sports video game title the previous week, beating out Madden, FIFA, and NBA2K13; featured an in-ring segment with Michael Cole & Jim Ross in which they introduced Lawler to the ring; Lawler then hugged the two and took the mic, comparing his situation to "It's a Wonderful Life" and that he didn't realize how many friends and fans he had until his heart attack; moments later, WWE World Champion CM Punk, alongside Paul Heyman, interrupted and noted he and Lawler were in the ring together the night he had his heart attack and said he received tweets from fans blaming him for the heart attack; Punk then said Lawler should have known better than to try to steal his spotlight with the "heart attack stunt" and said 358 days - the number of days he had held the world title - was more important than the number of minutes Lawler was clinically dead; Punk then said he just tied Diesel as the 9th longest running reign in WWE history and, in one week, will be at 365 days after he keeps the title at Survivor Series; Heyman then faked a heart attack as Punk hurridly called for help; moments later, Mick Foley interrupted, with Punk saying Foley was wasting his time and they were no longer captaining Survivor Series teams against each other; Punk then said Foley should worry more about picking the fifth man for his team, with Foley saying the fans would be doing that for him; Punk followed by saying the fans can't think and he was better off not caring what they think; Foley then said he wasn't happy about the Survivor Series change but realized Punk didn't care about respect or anything aside from the title and he would lose it to Cena or Ryback; Punk said Foley didn't matter and none of it involved him, with Foley responding by saying he would be the guest enforcer for the Punk vs. Cena main event later in the night; following the segment, Lawler replaced Ross on commentary; included a backstage segment in which Punk told Heyman to fix all his problems; featured a video package noting the WWE's partnership with the National Guard; members of the Ohio National Guard were shown in attendance; included a backstage segment in which Heyman confronted Brad Maddox and walked off to talk with him away from cameras; featured a vignette promoting the debut of Fandango; included a backstage segment with Mike Mizanin on the phone, saying he would find a way to impact Survivor Series; moments later, Ziggler said he was waiting for Miz to come crawling back to join the team and Miz making fun of the fact he was slapped by a girl; the two then argued before Foley appeared, with Foley challenging Ziggler for 2 members of his team to face 2 members of Foley's team, namely Damien Sandow & Cody Rhodes against the winner of the fan Twitter vote and WWE Tag Team Champion Kane; Miz then proposed to Foley to put him on the ballot to be part of Team Foley, noting they didn't like each other but they could work together; featured info on how fans could vote via Twitter for Miz, Zack Ryder, or Santino Marella to be part of Team Foley; included an ad promoting 'The Day' on DVD; featured a look at Ryback vs. Maddox on WWE '13; included an ad promoting 'nWo: The Revolution;' featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read 'CM Punk: Best in the World' is the #1 sports DVD in America; included a backstage segment in which Josh Matthews reported William Regal sustained a concussion and possible broken jaw at the hands of World Heavyweight Champion the Big Show; featured a video package on the Wounded Warrior Project, narrated by Kevin Costner; included a backstage segment in which WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan confronted Kane about him tagging up with someone besides him later in the show; featured an ad promoting Tribute to the Troops 2012, with appearances from the Muppets, Flo Rida, and Kid Rock:
Randy Orton pinned Dolph Ziggler with a roll up at 3:20 after avoiding the Fameasser; late in the bout, Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez came out and distracted Orton from the apron; after the bout, WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston ran out to make the save; moments later, Teddy Long appeared and set up an immediate tag team match
Dolph Ziggler & Alberto Del Rio (w/ Ricardo Rodriguez) defeated Randy Orton & WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston in an impromptu match at 7:49 when ADR pinned Kingston with the running kick to the head after Rodriguez distracted Kingston from the floor; following the commercial break, Ziggler cut an in-ring promo with Vickie Guerrero in which he said he was after the truth in the situation between John Cena and AJ and showed clips of the two from hotel surveillance cameras; Guerrero then took the mic and called for AJ to come out to the ring, with AJ continuing to deny the rumors; Vickie then told AJ to admit to the affair, with AJ then admitting they were just friends; moments later, Vickie aired a voice mail from AJ in which AJ said "what happened last night was a mistake" and other incriminating lines; AJ said the messages were edited together; eventually, Ziggler stepped in and bullied AJ before Cena came out, with AJ slapping Ziggler and Cena clearing him from the ring
World Heavyweight Champion the Big Show pinned William Regal in a non-title match with the chokeslam at 1:39; after the bout, Show attempted to punch Regal in the face, with Sheamus running out and beating Show down to the mat until Show rolled out to the floor
Kaitlyn pinned Layla at 1:10 with a reversal into a reverse DDT; stipulations stated the winner would challenge for the WWE Divas Title at Survivor Series; WWE Divas Champion Eve provided guest commentary for the bout
Rey Mysterio Jr., Sin Cara, Tyson Kidd, & Justin Gabriel defeated Darren Young, Titus O'Neil, Primo Colon & Epico (w/ Rosa Mendes) at 11:01 when Gabriel pinned Young with the 450 splash after Mysterio hit the 619; early in the match, Ricardo Rodriguez appeared ringside and handed Rosa a note before returning backstage
R-Truth pinned Tensai with the Little Jimmy at around the 6-minute mark; prior to the bout, it was noted Truth would challenge WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro at Survivor Series; following Truth's entrance, Cesaro appeared and cut a promo, comparing Truth and America to a joke; Cesaro provided guest commentary for the contest; after the match, Cesaro took the mic, with Truth taking it away, confronting Cesaro, and saying he would take the title (the match began during the commercial break)
Ryback pinned Brad Maddox with Shellshocked at 5:33; stipulations stated Maddox would earn a $1 million WWE contract if he won; during Maddox's entrance, an ambulance backed into the arena; moments later, a pretaped insert promo aired from Maddox in which he said he had no regrets, win or lose, and no one would forget his name by the end of the night; EMTs brought a stretcher to the ring before the match began; after the contest, Maddox was placed on the stretcher, with Ryback then tipping it over; moments later, Ryback dropped Maddox with a clothesline on the floor; Ryback then carried Maddox into the ambulance near the entrance, with the ambulance leaving during the commercial break
Sheamus pinned David Otunga with the boot to the face at 2:24; during the bout, William Regal, Michael McGillicutty, and Aksana were shown watching on backstage; after the match, Sheamus took the mic and said he would take back the World Heavyweight Title at Survivor Series; moments later, World Heavyweight Champion the Big Show was shown assaulting Regal backstage and knocking him out with a punch, adding that would happen to Sheamus at Survivor Series
Mike Mizanin & WWE Tag Team Champion Kane (w/ WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan) defeated Damien Sandow & Cody Rhodes at around the 8-minute mark when Kane pinned Rhodes with the chokeslam after Miz countered the attempted interference of Bryan on the floor and threw him into Rhodes outside the ring; prior to the bout, the results were revealed for the fan Twitter poll on who should be part of Team Foley at Survivor Series: Miz: 60%, Zack Ryder: 34%, and Santino Marella: 6%; during the bout, the crowd chanted "Miz is awesome;" after the bout, Miz and Bryan argued in the ring (the bout began during the commercial break)
John Cena pinned WWE World Champion CM Punk (w/ Paul Heyman) in a non-title match with the FU at 13:20; during the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "CM Punk;" late in the match, Heyman attempted to hit Cena with the title belt only to be pulled to the floor and knocked down by guest ringside enforcer Mick Foley; moments later, Punk tried to walk out of the match but was blocked at the entrance by Ryback; after the contest, Ryback joined Cena in the ring as the crowd chanted "Feed me more;" both men then grabbed the title belt, with Punk pulling himself up onto the apron as the show ended

11/19/12; Dayton, OH; Nutter Center
11/19/12 - featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE '13 was the top selling sports game the previous week, beating Madden, FIFA, and NBA2K13; included a video package on Brad Maddox's recent match with Ryback and a promo for more footage available on YouTube; featured a backstage segment in which Paul Heyman walked around with a giant poster of WWE World Champion CM Punk, then meeting Punk outside his locker room and discussing their celebration later in the show; moments later, Matt Striker interrupted and asked Punk about his win and whether he was associated with Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, & Roman Reigns; after Punk said Striker's questions were disrespectful, Heyman said everyone would be invited to their celebration, even Ryback; Punk wore a "I'm a Paul Heyman Guy" T-shirt; included an ad promoting WWE '13; featured an ad promoting the upcoming Soup! episode, featuring Mike Mizanin, Eve, Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan and more on Wednesday; included a video package on John Cena being honored by the Make A Wish Foundation for granting his 300th wish; featured an in-ring promo by Vickie Guerrero, in which she introduced a man and women with her who had more evidence against AJ and her alleged affair with John Cena; AJ eventually interrupted and told Vickie to shut up, with Vickie saying her witness took photos of AJ and Cena together in a parked car for an hour; Cena then walked out and said Vickie was just trying to give people something to talk about, and then kissed AJ as an example of how to do it; as Cena went to talk to Vickie, AJ kissed him back before Dolph Ziggler ran out; Ziggler and Cena then fought before Cena chased Ziggler backstage; Cena appeared to injure his ankle during the segment; included a backstage segment in which Cena was tended to by a trainer, with AJ watching; WWe has more Twitter followers than TMZ, Nike, Coca-Cola, HBO, Under Armour, Disney, and McDonald's; featured a backstage segment in which Heyman yelled at a stage hand for not having balloons for Punk's celebration; included a backstage segment in which AJ confronted Vickie, who had Tamina with her, said she would get to know Tamina very well soon and asked Vickie what she was going to do about Cena being hurt; Vickie said she was going to do nothing, with AJ saying she would; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Smackdown was the most socially active show on broadcast and cable TV, beating the Ultimate Fighter by 10 times; included a backstage segment with AJ and Layla in which Layla tried to talk AJ out of going into a locker room, with AJ telling Layla to leave her "the hell alone;" AJ then barged into the men's locker room and confronted Ziggler, with Ziggler saying AJ was nothing, desperate, and weak, then calling her trash; AJ then attacked Ziggler, with Cena showing up and he and Ziggler fighting until Ziggler knocked Cena into bathroom stalls, knocking them down; after Ziggler left, referee Mike Chioda and AJ tended to Cena and his injured knee; following the commercial break, Josh Matthews stood outside the trainers room and discussed Cena's injury; featured a backstage segment in which Heyman promised Punk that no one would ruin his celebration; included an ad promoting 'The Attitude Era' on DVD; featured an ad promoting 'The Day' on DVD; included a closing in-ring segment with Paul Heyman in the ring, a giant X on the mat and with Punk posters in the background, called out fans for wanting "attitude" but then complaining when he and Punk gave it to them the previous week with their segment with Jerry Lawler; Heyman then said it was a celebration for Punk's year-long reign as champion and introduced Punk to the ring; Punk then said Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, the Rock, the Undertaker, and Triple H couldn't do what he did by holding the title 365 days, then introducing a video package detailing his title reign; Punk said he was already looking forward to surpassing Bruno Sammartino's record, with Heyman saying he knew and liked Sammartino but Sammartino could never beat Punk and the same could be said of Hulk Hogan and Steve Austin; Punk said only he and Heyman knew he could survive Survivor Series with the belt, with Ryback then walking out to the ring until he was jumped by Rollins, Reigns, & Ambrose at ringside; Ryback fought them off in and out of the ring before they overpowered him and again powerbombed him through the announce table; moments later, the three entered the ring, with Punk going to the floor, kneeling over Ryback, and then holding up the title belt as he stood on Ryback's chest:
Ryback pinned Tensai in an impromptu match with Shellshocked at 3:35; prior to the bout, Ryback cut an in-ring promo in which he challenged the three men that attacked him the previous night to come out or he would go backstage and find them; moments later, Vickie Guerrero appeared at the entrance stage, threatened Ryback with a fine or suspension should he cause chaos, and then brought out Tensai for Ryback to face
Wade Barrett pinned WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston in a non-title match with the Bull Hammer at 12:40; during his entrance, a WWE.com interview with Barrett backstage following Survivor Series aired in which he noted he eliminated Kingston from the match and he would take the IC title
Kaitlyn pinned Aksana with a fireman's carry into a gutbuster at 3:04
WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro pinned Brodus Clay (w/ Cameron & Naomi) in a non-title match at 2:33 with the Neutralizer after hitting a European uppercut from the middle turnbuckle
Randy Orton defeated Alberto Del Rio in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match at 13:35, 2-1; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the match; fall #1: Orton won via disqualification at 3:08 when ADR repeatedly rammed Orton's shoulder into the ringpost, despite the referee's count; fall #2: Orton submitted to ADR's cross armbreaker at 8:44; Rodriguez was ejected from ringside at the 12-minute mark after referee Mike Chioda caught him tripping Orton from the floor; fall #3: Orton pinned ADR with the RKO after avoiding the enziguri
The Great Khali defeated Epico & Primo Colon (w/ Rosa Mendes) in a handicap match at 1:11 by pinning Epico with the tree slam; prior to the bout, Hornswoggle came ringside with flowers and, late in the match, squirted water out of them into Rosa's face; after the contest, Khali and Hornswoggle celebrated in the ring
Mike Mizanin pinned David Otunga with the Skull Crushing Finale at 6:10; prior to the bout, Jerry Lawler noted Inside Edition would have a story about his recent heart attack the following day
Sheamus pinned Damien Sandow with White Noise and the boot to the face at 14:48; prior to the bout, Sheamus came out in possession of a steel chair and cut an in-ring promo, saying World Heavyweight Champion the Big Show made their feud personal for attacking William Regal and called him out; moments later, Show limped out to the entrance stage, with the two arguing until Sandow interrupted for the match
WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane fought Rey Mysterio Jr. & Sin Cara to a no contest in a non-title match at 10:56 when Darren Young & Titus O'Neil, who provided guest commentary for the bout, attacked Kane and Mysterio as Kane attempted the chokeslam; after the bout, Young & O'Neil were attacked and cleared from the ring

11/26/12; Lafayette, LA; Cajun Dome
11/26/12 - featured a segment from earlier in the day of Rosa Mendes confronting Hornswoggle backstage, with Alberto Del Rio appearing and telling Mendes not to worry about Hornswoggle; ADR then said he could get revenge on Hornswoggle if Mendes wanted, with the Great Khali appearing and scaring ADR away; included a backstage segment in which WWE World Champion CM Punk & Paul Heyman confronted Vickie Guerrero about her giving Ryback a TLC world title shot at the TLC pay-per-view; Guerrero then said she booked the match because of how Punk escaped with the title at Hell in a Cell and Survivor Series and said Punk would be in a match later in the night against either WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan or WWE Tag Team Champion Kane in a Raw Active match; featured an ad promoting 'The Attitude Era' on DVD; included a pre-taped sit-down segment in which Michael Cole interviewed Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, & Roman Reigns about their recent actions, with the three saying they weren't working for Punk and were there to right wrongs; Ambrose then said they weren't the nWo, they were there to uphold honor and were a sheild from injustice; Ambrose then said they were a "Sheild," with Reigns saying they had said enough and the three getting up and walking away; featured a vignette promoting the debut of Fandango; included a look at Vince McMahon, Layla, Mike Mizanin, R-Truth, and others visiting with soldiers in the Persian Gulf; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE beat NFL, New York Times, Pepsi, McDonald's, MBL, and Ebay in the latest Social Business Power Rankings; included an in-ring promo by John Cena regarding the kiss he received the previous week from AJ, with Vickie interrupting, joining Cena in the ring, and saying the kiss proved they were having an affair; Vickie then gave Cena matching bathrobes for he and AJ, with AJ then coming out and saying - now that she wasn't GM - she could date whomever she wanted and do whatever she wanted; AJ then said she wasn't a lovesick puppy and confronted Vickie, leading to Dolph Ziggler coming out to the entrance stage and saying he knew it worried Cena that AJ kissed him but was really thinking about Ziggler; Cena went to confront Ziggler but Vickie stopped him and said Cena would face Ziggler later in the show; featured an ad promoting 'The Day' on DVD; included footage of the Washington Redskins presenting a WWE World Title replica belt to their MVP of the Thanksgiving Day game; featured a backstage segment in which Bryan showed Kane a map of the US and world, showing everyone was voting for him in the Twitter poll; moments later, Josh Matthews revealed the results of the poll -- 59% for Kane and 41% for Bryan; Matthews then said Bryan would face Rey Mysterio Jr. in the next match; included a backstage segment in which ADR and Rodriguez found Mendes, who thanked ADR for defending her honor earlier in the show; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Ziggler regarding his upcoming bout against Cena; included footage of WWE superstars appearing on The Soup on E! the previous week; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers free tickets to military personnel live events in the US; included a tweet from Michelle Beadle that noted she would be part of the upcoming Tribute to the Troops; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Heyman regarding the upcoming Punk vs. Kane match, during which Heyman noted Punk had surpassed Randy Savage's reign as world champion; included an ad promoting WWEshop.com:
Ryback pinned Titus O'Neil (w/ Darren Young) with Shellshocked at 3:17, moments after Ryback threw O'Neil into Young, knocking him off the ring apron; after the bout, Ryback took the mic and said he wasn't leaving until he got his hands on WWE World Champion CM Punk, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, or Roman Reigns; following the commercial break, security came to the ring to remove Ryback with Ryback tossing one man aside; moments later, Vickie Guerrero appeared at the entrance stage and saying she understood why Ryback was angry but he would not be allowed to hold the show hostage; Ryback then said he wanted to face Punk at TLC in a TLC match, with Vickie agreeing and telling Ryback to leave the ring so she could continue the show; Ryback then scared off the remaining security guards
Alberto Del Rio defeated the Great Khali (w/ Hornswoggle) at around the 6-minute mark via submission with the cross armbreaker; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the match; during the contest, Rosa Mendes was shown watching on backstage; during the closing moments of the bout, Hornswoggle bit Rodriguez on the floor, with the two then going backstage (the match began during the commercial break)
Tamina pinned Alicia Fox with the splash off the top at 2:06; during Tamina's entrance, a pretaped insert promo aired in which Tamina said AJ didn't know her place WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Tensai in a non-title match with a springboard crossbody into the ring at 3:29; Wade Barrett provided guest commentary for the match, prior to which it was announced he would challenge Kingston at TLC; after the contest, Barrett entered the ring with the belt, handed it to Kingston, and left the ring
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan with a 619 around the ringpost and splash off the top at 12:21
John Cena pinned Dolph Ziggler with the FU at 11:47 after avoiding being hit by the Money in the Bank briefcase behind the referee's back; during the match, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" during the final moments of the match, AJ came out as ziggler attempted to undo the turnbuckle pad, moments after Cena injured his knee and fell to the floor; moments later, Vickie Guerrero came out to confront AJ; after the bout, Cena and AJ kissed in the ring before celebrating the win
Sheamus defeated WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro via count-out in a non-title match at 12:53 after hitting the kick to the face; after the bout, World Heavyweight Champion the Big Show appeared at the entrance stage with a steel chair, with Sheamus taking the mic, saying he would beat Show with the chair at TLC, and take the title; Show responded by destroying the chair with his bare hands
Damien Sandow pinned Zack Ryder with the neckbreaker at 4:51 after crotching Ryder on the top rope; during his entrance, Sandow cut a promo
WWE World Champion CM Punk (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned WWE Tag Team Champion Kane in a non-title match with the Go To Sleep at 10:21; during his entrance, a photo was shown of Punk as the grand marshall in the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade in Chicago; late in the contest, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, & Roman Reigns appeared ringside; after the match, the three entered the ring and attacked Kane as Punk watched, then left the ring; moments later, WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan ran out to make the save but was beaten down as well; Ryback then appeared, with Punk escaping as he fought off the three men inside the ring; Punk eventually came back out, which led to the Sheild members overpowering Ryback and dropping him with a three-man powerbomb; moments later, they escaped through the crowd as Punk stood on Kane and held up the title belt

12/3/12; Greensboro, NC; Coliseum
12/3/12 - featured a backstage segment in which John Cena spoke with Sheamus about their tag team match later in the night; included an ad promoting the newest version of the WWE app; featured an in-ring promo by Paul Heyman & WWE World Champion CM Punk in which Heyman complained that Punk wasn't featured enough in the new WWE Encyclopedia and would surpass John Cena the following night as the longest reigning champion of the modern era; Heyman then said Punk should be front and center on WWE's Mt. Rushmore, with Punk saying he was the best in the world and should be listed above Hulk Hogan, Rock, Steve Austin, and the Undertaker; Punk said his reign had lasted longer than some of the fans had kept jobs or stayed married and that he had nothing to do with Brad Maddox or the Sheild, but he was the hottest thing in WWE; Punk then told the fans to leave if they didn't agree and were in denial, with Mike Mizanin interrupting and saying Punk was a lair and challenged Punk to come on Miz TV and take a lie detector test to prove himself; Miz went on to call Heyman a walrus and told Punk that without doing the test his title reign would have an asterisk beside it; Punk went on to accept and said he would prove himself and Miz and the fans would have to learn to admit he was the best in the world; included an ad promoting WWEShop.com; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read nWo: The Revolution is the #1 sports DVD in America; included an ad promoting WWE content on YouTube; featured an ad promoting Tribute to the Troops with Miss Puggy and Flo Rida; included an ad promoting the Rolling Stone's pay-per-view on Dec. 15; featured a backstage segment in which Dolph Ziggler told Vickie Guerrero to give him a rematch against John Cena at TLC and he would steal the show; moments later, Vickie walked into her office to find Maddox, with his own cameraman; following the commercial break, Vickie questioned Maddox as to why he thought he was worthy of a WWE contract, then offering him one should he win his match later in the night; included an ad promoting WWE touts; featured a backstage segment in which Vince McMahon told a stagehand he wanted to see Vickie in the ring; included an ad promoting The Attitude Era on DVD; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown was the #2 longest running episodic show on TV, with Raw being #1; included an in-ring segment in which Vickie introduced McMahon, who pushed on Vickie the idea of Ziggler facing Cena in a ladder match at TLC with Ziggler's Money in the Bank title shot on the line; McMahon then suggested to Vickie that Punk should be punished should it be revealed he was working with the Shield, with Vickie saying Heyman would face Ryback the following week if that were the case; featured an ad promoting Kid Rock appearing as part of Tribute to the Troops; included a backstage segment in which Vickie yelled at referee Charles Robinson for the Sheild attacking Randy Orton, with Ziggler interrupting and blaming Vickie for putting him in a ladder match against Cena for his Money in the Bank title shot; Ziggler then said Vickie was becoming just like AJ in her role as GM; moments later, Heyman appeared and glared at Vickie before she said he better hope that Punk would tell the truth later in the show; after Heyman left, Cena walked in and thanked Vickie for making the match with he and Ziggler; featured an ad promoting 'The Day' on DVD; included the announcement Randy Orton would face Wade Barrett on Smackdown; featured a closing in-ring segment of Miz TV in which Miz introduced a representative of the local sheriff's department and then brought out Punk and Heyman; after Miz and Punk had words, Miz began asking Punk questions as a graphic on the big screen charted whether Punk was answering truthfully; after establishing a baseline, Miz questioned whether Punk was working with Maddox and the Sheild, with the Sheild then jumping Miz at ringside, destroying the set, and attacking him in the ring; Miz then sustained the triple team powerbomb before WWE Tag Team Champions Kane & Daniel Bryan ran out; after they too were beaten down, Ryback ran out and attacked Ambrose in the corwd as Bryan & Kane gained the upper hand at ringside; moments later, Punk was left in the ring with Miz, still beaten down; Punk then kicked Miz out of the ring and posed before Ryback returned to the ring and dropped him with Shellshocked; Ryback then assaulted Punk with a ladder and steel chair before dropping him with a powerbomb through a table set up in the ring to end the show:
WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane defeated Darren Young & Titus O'Neil in a non-title match at 11:26 when Bryan pinned Young with a roll over; prior to the bout, Kane took the mic and challenged Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns -- shown in the crowd -- to come to the ring and fight them; during the contest, the members of Sheild were shown coming down from different sides of the arena; after the match, they jumped the barricade and assaulted the champions as the crowd chanted "Feed me more;" eventually, Bryan sustained a triple-team powerbomb; moments later, they escaped back into the crowd
AJ pinned Tamina with a roll up at 3:20
John Cena & Sheamus defeated World Heavyweight Champion the Big Show & Dolph Ziggler at 11:56 when Cena pinned Ziggler with the FU after Sheamus dropped Show with the White Noise
Damien Sandow pinned Santino Marella with the neckbreaker at around the 6-minute mark after avoiding a headbutt off the top; prior to the bout, Sandow said he was looking for an apprentice and looked to the crowd to find someone; moments later, he pulled a man from the crowd and asked him several questions until the man got one wrong, then calling him stupid and telling him to leave the country; moments later, Marella came out and tried to quiz Sandow, before Sandow knocked him down; following the bout, the announce team told fans to send Touts to Sandow in an attempt to stump him (the match began during the commercial break)
Alberto Del Rio defeated Sin Cara via submission with the cross armbreaker at 12:40; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the bout Randy Orton pinned Brad Maddox with the RKO at 1:17; stipulations stated Maddox would earn a WWE contract if he won; immediately after the contest, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, & Roman Reigns ran out and triple teamed Orton and dropped him with the triple team powerbomb
WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro defeated WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston, Wade Barrett, and R-Truth at 12:26 by pinning Kingston with the Neutralizer, moments after Kingston hit the spin kick to the face to Barrett; only the US title was at stake; following the ring entrances, Teddy Long appeared and said the initially scheduled tag team match between Kingston & Truth and Cesaro & Barrett would now be a title match for either the IC or US title, then told fans to tweet their vote; following the commercial break, it was revealed the US title won at 83% to the IC title's 17%

12/10/12; Newark, NJ; Prudential Center
12/10/12 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Dolph Ziggler, on top of a ladder in the ring and with his Money in the Bank briefcase above him, in which he discussed his upcoming ladder match against John Cena on Sunday at TLC; Ziggler then said he would go on to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase against World Heavyweight Champion the Big Show and win the title; moments later, Sheamus walked out and said he would be the one to take the title off Show and it would be Sheamus vs. Cena for the title; Show then interrupted and said he would beat Sheamus at TLC in their chairs match; Sheamus responded by saying he couldn't yet touch Show but he could put his hands on others, then knocked Ziggler off the ladder to the floor; included an ad promoting the Saturday Rolling Stones pay-per-view; featured an ad promoting the WWE app; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE has the top 10 selling sports DVDs in America, with 'The Attitude Era' at #1; featured a backstage segment in which AJ spoke with Aksana and then Kaitlyn about her match later in the night against Vickie Guerrero; moments later, AJ walked into the locker room to hug John Cena, with Cena quickly walking her out; included an ad promoting the following week's Slammy Awards; featured a segment in which WWE World Champion CM Punk, alongside Paul Heyman, came out to the entrance stage and took the mic to discuss his knee injury and holding the title 388 days; Heyman then took the mic and said Punk doesn't have a stunt double like the Rock and he wasn't complaining about his injury, then adding Rock only shows up when he has a title opportunity; Heyman then said Cena would defend against the Rock and remained the best in the world; Punk then addressed those who thought he should be stripped of the title and listed the names of those who he beat to keep the belt, and said Ryback had two shots at the belt and failed; Punk followed by saying Rock would get one shot and he would fail too and that he himself would be on hand at TLC to watch the Sheild do to Ryback what Ryback did to him the previous week; included an ad promoting Tribute to the Troops 2012; featured tweets from Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, the social media ambassadors for the night; included an ad promoting WWEShop.com; featured a backstage segment with Vickie, Hornswoggle, and the Great Khali in which Hornswoggle and Khali stretched Vickie for her match, with Vince walking in during an awkward scene; featured the Ambrose, Rollins, & Reigns video from Smackdown; included an ad promoting the following week's Slammys, live commercial free Smackdown, Wednesday airing of Tribute to the Troops, Show on Burn Notice, and Punk hosing 'The Game Plan;' featured an ad promoting the E! live pre-coverage of Saturday's Rolling Stones concert pay-per-view; included an ad promoting 'The Day' and 'Barricade' on DVD; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Game Informer named WWE '13 one of the top games of the year, alongside Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Halo 4, Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect 3, and FIFA '13; included a segment of Miz TV at the entrance stage in which Mike Mizanin introduced Damien Sandow & Cody Rhodes as his guests; moments later, the two made fun of Miz before saying they were the future WWE Tag Team Champions; after they went backstage, Miz referred to them as "The Pink & the Stink;" featured a backstage segment in which AJ asked to be by Cena's side for his match, with Cena asking her to stay backstage because he didn't want her getting hurt; included the announcement a Divas battle royal would be part of the TLC countdown show, with the winner becoming the #1 contender for the WWE Divas Title:
R-Truth pinned Wade Barrett at 1:52 with a modified victory roll; WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston and WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro provided guest commentary for the match; prior to the bout, Vince McMahon appeared at the entrance stage and hyped the John Cena vs. World Heavyweight Champion the Big Show main event, then brought out Vickie Guerrero and had her set up a Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler match as well for later in the night; McMahon then said he wanted a third big match, with Vickie volunteering AJ to be in it and McMahon picking Vickie as the opponent; after the bout, Truth confronted Cesaro on the floor before Kingston hit a crossbody off the top onto Barrett in the ring
Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow defeated Primo Colon & Epico (w/ Rosa Mendes), Darren Young & Titus O'Neil, Jimmy & Jey Uso in an elimination match at 10:55; an Uso pinned Primo with the splash off the top at 3:02; an Uso pinned Young with a splash off the top during the commercial break; Rhodes pinned an Uso with Crossroads after lifting his knees to block a splash off the top; stipulations stated the winning team would face Rey Mysterio Jr. & Sin Cara in a tables match at TLC, with the winners being the #1 contenders to the WWE Tag Team Titles; during the match, there was a brief chant of "Cody's mustache" (Rhodes return match after a month absence; his debut with a mustache) WWE Divas Champion Eve pinned Alicia Fox in a non-title match with the neckbreaker at 2:31; after the match, Eve brought the ringside photographer into the ring so she could pose beside Fox, still down on the mat
Sheamus defeated Dolph Ziggler via disqualification at 15:14 when Ziggler hit Sheamus with a steel chair outside the ring; Ziggler's left thigh was heavily bruised for the bout; during the match, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Ziggler" and "Ziggler sucks;" after the bout, Ziggler again hit Sheamus with the weapon before Sheamus kicked him in the face and cleared him from the ring
Alberto Del Rio defeated Zack Ryder via submission with the cross armbreaker at 6:28 after avoiding the Broski Boot; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the match
Vickie Guerrero pinned AJ with a roll up at 2:13, moments after referee Brad Maddox refused to make the count as AJ had Vickie covered; after the bout, Vickie and Maddox went backstage before AJ threw a fit, tossed chairs at ringside, tipped over a ladder, and hit ring announcer Justin Roberts; after the commercial break, AJ continued throwing things backstage before John Cena appeared and consoled her
WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro pinned WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston in a non-title match at 13:51 with the Neutralizer; during his entrance, Cesaro cut a promo and said America was rotting and it was obvious in New Jersey
John Cena defeated World Heavyweight Champion the Big Show via disqualification in a non-title match at 13:51 when Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, & Roman Reigns ran into the ring, after Cena hit Show with the FU, and triple teamed Cena; prior to the bout, it was announced Cena would be on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' on Thursday; Dolph Ziggler provided guest commentary for the match; after the contest, Cena was triple teamed before WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane ran out to make the save; moments later, Ziggler and Show joined the fight, with Sheamus running out to chase Ziggler before Cena put Show through a table set up in the corner; Ryback then appeared and threw a ladder into the ring, hitting all three members of the Shield; Ryback, Cena, Bryan, and Kane then gained the upperhand as the show ended

12/17/12; Philadelphia, PA; Wells Fargo Center
12/17/12 - 2012 Slammy Awards - featured Booker T announcing the nominees for the "Tell Me I Did Not Just See That" award -- Brad Maddox hitting a low blow on Ryback, Sheamus beating Daniel Bryan in 18 seconds, Kofi Kingston doing a handstand at the Royal Rumble, and CM Punk attacking the Rock; after Booker announced the nominees, the Boogeyman appeared at the entrance stage and scared Booker; following the commercial break, Booker announced WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston as the winner, despite Brad Maddox coming out and standing beside Booker, expecting he would be the winner; moments later, Kingston came out to accept; included Billy Gunn & the Road Dogg announcing the nominees for "Comeback of the Year" -- Brock Lesnar, Chris Jericho, DX, and Jerry Lawler; following the commercial break, Lawler was announced the winner; featured Vickie Guerrero announcing the nominees for "Kiss of the Year" - AJ and Daniel Bryan, AJ and Kane, AJ and Punk, AJ and John Cena; following the commercial break, Vickie announced AJ & Cena as the winners; moments later, AJ came out to accept, with Vickie questioning what she did to Cena the previous night; AJ said she spent the past year worried about what people thought about her, with Vickie interrupting her and calling her a piece of trash; as the two got in each other's face, Dolph Ziggler came out and broke it up; AJ then said she may have won Kiss of the Year but it wouldn't compare to "this," then jumped in Ziggler's arms, put her legs around him, and kissed him for several moments; included Ric Flair, off camera, introducing the nominees for "Superstar of the Year" -- Sheamus, Cena, Big Show, and Punk; following the commercial break, Flair appeared at the entrance stage and announced Cena as the winner; Cena came out to a mixed reaction and gave the award to Flair, adding it was great to see him back where he belonged; moments later, Punk, alongside Paul Heyman, came out on crutches and said neither Flair or Cena were deserving of the belt, and went on to detail Cena's losses throughout the year; Punk then made fun of Flair's "baggage," with Flair then bringing up his four ex-wives and then challenging Punk to a fight in the ring; following the commercial break, Punk joined Flair in the ring and assaulted him with one of his crutches before mocking the Flair strut; moments later, Flair hit a low blow on Punk and locked Heyman in the figure-4 before taking the mic and saying the world would never lose he or Lawler; Flair then said he told Vince McMahon that if he died, he wanted to died in the WWE; moments later, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, & Roman Reigns appeared in the crowd; following the commercial break, WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane joined in a fight against Shield at ringside; moments later, Flair was set up for the triple team powerbomb through the announce table, only for Ryback to show up; Ryback then fought off the other members of Shield before press slamming Rollins onto the announce table; Flair, Bryan, Kane, and Ryback then celebrated in the ring before the others hoisted Flair onto their shoulders (Flair's surprise return after more than a 3-year absence); featured an ad promoting 'The Attitude Era' on DVD; included a backstage segment with Flair, Kane, & Bryan, with the three eventually "Wooo"ing, and chanting "Yes" and "No;" moments later, Ron Simmons appeared and said "Damn;" featured Santino Marella and Tensai, his head heavily bandaged, presenting the nominees for "LOL Moment of the Year;" after Tensai didn't read his lines, Marella joked that Tensai was Japanese for "Fat Albert;" nominees were the Rock tossing Cena merchandise into the ocean, Bryan & Kane in anger management class, Randy Orton dumping food on Ricardo Rodriguez backstage and shoving Matt Striker's head in a cake, and Vickie dancing; included a Tribute to the Troops ad featuring Miss Piggy and Flo-Rida; following the commercial break, the Rock was announced as the winner; Marella then said Rock could not be there to accept in person and he would keep it; Bryan then came out and sait it was his Slammy, with Kane having to carry him backstage; included Zack Ryder & Layla introducing nominees for "The Trending Now # of the Year" -- #FeedMeMore, #PeoplePower, #LittleJimmy, and #WWWYKI; following the commercial break, #FeedMeMore was announced the winner; featured an in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion the Big Show in which he complained about not winning Superstar of the Year as the crowd chanted "Boring;" eventually Sheamus interrupted and said he had no regrets about their match the previous night and admitted Show was the better man in their bout; Sheamus then shook Show's hand, with Show insulting Sheamus as Sheamus went to leave the ring; moments later, Sheamus tackled Show and hit him four times with Show's own giant chair, then followed with the boot to the face; moments later, Dolph Ziggler ran out to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase; as he told the referee to ring the bell, Cena ran out and attacked him in the ring and at ringside; included a backstage segment in which Ziggler confronted Vickie about Cena costing him the title, with Vickie asking him why AJ helped him at TLC; after the two argued, Ziggler said Vickie was old, tired, and ugly and Vickie said Ziggler & AJ could face Cena & Vickie; featured Gene Okerlund, Ricky Steamboat, & Jim Ross presenting the nominees for "Match of the Year" -- Undertaker vs. Triple H in Hell in a Cell, Lesnar vs. Cena, Sheamus vs. Show, and Cena vs. Rock; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Smackdown was SyFy's most watched regularly scheduled program for the 115th week in a row; following the commercial break, it was announced Triple H vs. Undertaker was the winner; Triple H, with short hair, then came out to accept the award as the crowd chanted "We want Taker" and "Thank you, Hunter;" Triple H then thanked the fans and said they hadn't seen the last of the Undertaker; featured a backstage segment showing the Shield triple teaming Dreamer and then assaulting Ricardo Rodriguez:
Rey Mysterio Jr. (w/ Sin Cara) pinned Damien Sandow (w/ Cody Rhodes) with the 619 and splash off the top at 3:12
Kaitlyn pinned WWE Divas Champion Eve in a non-title match at 2:06 with a fireman's carry into a gutbuster; after the bout, Kaitlyn put the belt on Eve's body and posed for a photograph by a ringside photogapher
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Tensai in a non-title match with the spin kick to the face at 1:08 after Tensai missed a charge in the corner; after the bout, Wade Barrett attacked Kingston on the floor and hit the Bull Hammer
The Great Khali (w/ Natalya Neidhart) pinned David Otunga with the chop to the head at 1:56
Brodus Clay (w/ Cameron & Naomi) pinned JTG with the splash at 1:53
Cody Rhodes (w/ Damien Sandow) pinned Sin Cara (w/ Rey Mysterio Jr.) with Crossroads at 4:17; the match was wrestled under blue and orange lights
Alberto Del Rio, Mike Mizanin, & Tommy Dreamer (mystery partner) defeated Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre, & Jinder Mahal at 14:13 when Dreamer pinned Slater with the DDT; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the bout; following the entrances, Miz introduced Dreamer as the third partner; after the match, it was announced John Cena & Sheamus would face World Heavyweight Champion the Big Show & Dolph Ziggler the next night on the live Smackdown Ryback defeated WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro in a non-title match via count-out at 2:34 when Cesaro left ringside; prior to the bout, Sheamus announced the nominees for "Newcomer of the Year" -- Cesaro, Brodus Clay, Damien Sandow, and Ryback; following the commercial break, Ryback was named the winner; Ryback then quoted Owen Hart in saying "Enough is enough and it's time for a change" before saying he was the change; during his entrance, Cesaro said the voting was rigged and he was the true newcomer of the year
John Cena & Vickie Guerrero defeated Dolph Ziggler & AJ via disqualification at 4:25 when AJ went backstage and returned with Big E Langston, who attacked Cena in the ring; prior to the bout, AJ cut a promo from inside the ring atop a ladder about why she did what she did to Cena, with Vickie eventually coming out to interrupt her; there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" late in the match, Vickie walked out of the bout; after the match, AJ skipped around Langston, who stood over Cena's body (Langston's surprise debut)

12/18/12; Pittsburgh, PA; Consol Energy Center
12/24/12 - featured an opening holiday-themed segment in which John Cena directed all the talent, who stood at the entrance stage, in singing their own version of "Jingle Bells;" included an opening in-ring segment in which Justin Roberts introduced Santa Claus, the guest host of the show, with Santa coming out and passing out gifts; moments later, Ricardo Rodriguez appeared at the entrance stage and Alberto Del Rio drove into the arena, accidentally hitting Santa with his car; medics then tended to Santa as ADR and a tearful Rodriguez watched on; the crowd briefly chanted "You killed Santa" at ADR before Santa was placed on a stretcher and taken backstage; Santa gave a thumbs up to the crowd as he was taken away; crime scene tape blocked off the area for the remainder of the show; featured a backstage segment in which Teddy Long, Booker T, Aksana, Tyson Kidd, Natalya Neidhart, Justin Gabriel, Darren Young & Titus O'Neil, Yoshi Tatsu, and other members of the roster discussed Santa's injuries and booed ADR when he appeared; Cena then got in ADR's face, with ADR saying everyone knows he drives his car out and thus it wasn't his fault; Booker then informed ADR that he, per Santa's orders, would be in a streetfight against Cena later in the night; the roster then rooted Cena on in fighting for Santa's honor; included an ad promoting the new WWE Encylopedia; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Santa makes more than 842 million stops on Christmas Eve and travels in excess of 221 million miles to deliver toys to more than 2 billion children worldwide; included a segment with Dolph Ziggler and AJ sitting by a Christmas tree and fireplace and watching AJ cost Cena his ladder match with Ziggler at TLC; featured the announcement a 20-man battle royal would take place on Main Event, with the winner becoming #1 contender to WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro; included an ad promoting 'The Best Pay-Per-View Matches of 2012;' featured a backstage segment with Booker and Long in which Brad Maddox walked in with his camera man and Booker agreed to give him another chance at earning a WWE contract; included an ad promoting the WWE app; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 3 billion holiday cards are sent each year in the US; featured a backstage segment with Ziggler and AJ; included a backstage segment in which Matt Striker gave medical updates on Santa; featured an ad promoting WWE content on YouTube; included an in-ring promo by WWE World Champion CM Punk, on crutches, and Paul Heyman in which Punk first made fun of the Great Khali wishing the fans a merry Christmas earlier in the show and then said Ryback had ruined Christmas and Hanukkah by injuring Punk; Punk went on to say he was better than Ryback and the best in the world, with Ryback then joining them in the ring and informing Punk that he would challenge for the title in a TLC match in 2 weeks on Raw; featured an ad promoting 'The Day' and 'Barricade' on DVD; included a backstage segment with Kane & Bryan in which Kane gave Bryan a Slammy for Christmas and Bryan gave Kane a little dog; after Kane thanked him and said he was starving, Bryan said "No! Animals are our friend and not food!" and then took the dog back; featured a backstage segment in which AJ read her own version of The Night Before Christmas to Ziggler, with the two then kissing; included a backstage segment in which Striker said Santa had gotten worse, with the medical equipment then playing "Jingle Bells" as viewers could see Santa's boots tapping to the music:
WWE Tag Team Champion Kane pinned Cody Rhodes at 5:56 with the chokeslam after Rhodes hit an unprotected turnbuckle chest-first
Kaitlyn, Natalya Neidhart, Alicia Fox, & Layla defeated WWE Divas Champion Eve, Tamina, Aksana, & Rosa Mendes at 5:29 when Kaitlyn pinned Eve with the fireman's carry into the gutbuster
Sheamus pinned World Heavyweight Champion the Big Show in a non-title lumberjack match at 16:03 with the kick to the face after avoiding the punch to the face; lumberjacks for the bout included Tyson Kidd, Justin Gabriel, Brodus Clay, Santino Marella, Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre, Jinder Mahal, Darren Young & Titus O'Neil, Jimmy & Jey Uso, Tensai; after the bout, Sheamus and the babyface lumberjacks celebrated in the ring
Zack Ryder pinned David Otunga with the Rough Ryder at 4:42 after Otunga struck the corner; prior to the bout, Otunga cut an in-ring promo in which Santa Claus was really the one at fault for his injury earlier in the show; eventually, Ryder cut him off to start the match
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston & Mike Mizanin defeated Wade Barrett & WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro at 6:58 when Miz pinned Barrett with the Skull Crushing Finale, moments after Kingston hit the spin kick to the face on Barrett from the floor
The Great Khali (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned Brad Maddox with the tree slam at 3:12; during his entrance, Maddox cut a promo on getting ready to earn a WWE contract; stipulations stated Maddox would earn a WWE contract if he won; Khali and Hornswoggle were dressed as elves for the match; after the bout, Hornswoggle took the mic and wished Santa well, with Khali then telling the fans to have a merry Christmas
WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Damien Sandow via submission with the No Lock at 5:38
Brodus Clay (w/ Cameron & Naomi), Tyson Kidd, Justin Gabriel, Santino Marella, Jimmy & Jey Uso defeated Tensai, Darren Young & Titus O'Neil, Jinder Mahal, Drew McIntyre, & Heath Slater at 5:15 when an Uso pinned Slater with the splash off the top, moments after Gabriel hit a springboard moonsault and Kidd hit a springboard elbow drop into the ring
John Cena pinned Alberto Del Rio in a streetfight at 14:51 with the FU after Santa Claus came ringside, knocked out Ricardo Rodriguez with his toy bag, and applied a Santa Socko to ADR; Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the bout; during the match, ADR took the mic and repeatedly apologized for what happened to Santa earlier in the show, adding it was an accident; after the match, Cena and Santa celebrated in the ring

12/29/12; Washington DC; Verizon Center
12/31/12 - featured an opening segment of Miz TV at the entrance stage in which Mike Mizanin in which he said all titles would be on the line during the show, per Vickie Guerrero, and champions could pick their opponents; Miz then brought out John Cena as his guest to ask him about how the year ended between he and AJ; moments later, Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow interrupted and insulted Cena and Miz, with Cena then making fun of Rhodes's mustache; Sandow then said Cena and Miz went from main eventing WrestleMania to being outshined by himself and Rhodes, with Cena challenging Sandow & Rhodes to a tag team match to start the show; included a backstage segment with the roster at a New Year's Eve party hosted by Guerrero, with Dolph Ziggler showing up and Guerrero telling him he would face Sheamus later in the show; featured an ad promoting the Jan. 14, 2013 20th anniversary episode of Raw; included a backstage segment in which WWE World Champion CM Punk, alongside Paul Heyman, said he brought his doctor to explain that his injury was legit and said he wanted to compete but couldn't; Punk then said he wanted to face Ryback, with Vickie saying Ryback would be in action and Punk suggested the Shield as his opponents; featured a backstage segment with WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane in which they said they were disappointed in that they couldn't face the Shield, then found Drew McIntyre, Heath Slater, & Jinder Mahal in the adjacent locker area; included a backstage segment in which World Heavyweight Champion the Big Show found Ricardo Rodriguez and said he chose to face him later in the show; moments later, Kaitlyn brought Mae Young in to meet the divas, with WWE Divas Champion Eve interrupting and said she would face Mae later in the show; featured an ad promoting the Rock's appearance the following week; included an in-ring segment with Punk and Heyman in which Punk talked about his successful 2012 and listed off the names of men he had defeated as well as the more minor injuries he sustained during the year; Punk then introduced his doctor, who showed a side by side X-ray comparison of a healthy knee and Punk's knee on the big screen; Punk followed by discussing his title defense the following week against Ryback and said he could beat Punk with one arm, one eye, or one knee, with the doctor then chiming in and saying he could not allow Punk to compete in the following week's match; moments later, Vince McMahon walked to the ring and said WWE officials would look at Punk's condition the following week and would defend against Ryback if they clear him; McMahon then again brought up whether Punk had anything to do with Brad Maddox or the Shield, with Heyman stepping in, defending Punk, and noting McMahon's own father started promoting wrestling in DC; McMahon said if Punk was not cleared to compete against Ryback then Heyman would face Ryback in his place in the TLC match; featured an ad promoting the WWE app; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Raw was #1 on all television for social activity - beating It's a Wonderful Life, Shrek the Halls, and Hawaii Five-0; featured an ad promoting WWE content on YouTube; included a backstage segment in which Wade Barrett confronted WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston about who Kingston would defend against later in the show, with Kingston agreeing to face Barrett; featured a backstage segment in which Maddox spoke with Punk & Heyman about getting him a job, with Heyman telling him to get out of the room and their lives; included a backstage segment in which the divas tended to an injured Young, with a doctor showing up to examine her and revealing that Mae could not compete because she was pregnant; Mae then said "Not again...;" featured a backstage segment in which Alberto Del Rio checked on Rodriguez about his upcoming match with Show, with ADR saying he would be in Rodriguez's corner and then gave Rodriguez his scarf and keys to his car; included an ad promoting 'The Best Pay-Per-View Matches of 2012;' featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the WWE Universe views more than 190 million photos per month on WWE.com -- more than 70 photos per second; included a backstage segment in which the doctor tended to Young as she went into labor; featured a backstage segment in which the roster watched and tended to Young, with Bryan & Kane walking in and starting dueling chants of "No" and "Yes;" Hornswoggle, wearing a top hat, sash, and with a cigar in his mouth, was then "born;" included an ad promoting 'The Top 100 Moments in Raw History;" featured a closing in-ring segment in which Ziggler, alongside AJ and Big E Langston, made fun of and showed footage of Cena losing to the Rock at WrestleMania, being beaten up by Brock Lesnar, pinned by John Laurinaitis, not successfully cashing in his Money in the Bank title shot in July, and then losing to Ziggler at TLC; Ziggler and AJ then joked that Cena hasn't changed in 10 years, with Ziggler saying "John, your time is up and my time is now;" moments later, Ziggler told Langston that Cena was not invited to their party and told him to stand ringside and make sure he didn't show up; Ziggler then drank a glass of champagne and made out with AJ until Cena appeared at the entrance stage; Cena said 2012 was not a banner year for him and then showed doctored photos of AJ, Ziggler, and Langston ready for AJ and Ziggler's wedding, a photo of what their baby would look like, and photos of AJ's other babies (with the faces of the likes of Punk, the Bushwhackers, Jamison, Mr. Fuji, and others); Cena then made fun of Ziggler's entire WWE history, said he was entering the Royal Rumble, and would be WWE World Champion again in 2013; Cena then praised Ziggler before having crap poured on Ziggler and AJ in the ring to close the show:
John Cena & Mike Mizanin defeated Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow in an impromptu match at 12:05 when Cena pinned Sandow with the FU
WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro pinned Sgt. Slaughter with the Neutralizer at 1:50; prior to the bout, Cesaro cut an in-ring promo about visiting the DC monuments earlier in the day and brought out Slaughter as his opponent; after the contest, Cesaro hit the move a second time
WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane defeated Heath Slater & Drew McIntyre (w/ Jinder Mahal) at 6:08 when Bryan pinned McIntyre with the headbutt off the top, moments after Kane dropped McIntyre with the chokeslam
Sheamus defeated Dolph Ziggler (w/ AJ & Big E Langston) via disqualification at 12:46 when Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, & Roman Reigns attacked Sheamus as Langston confronted Sheamus on the apron; after the match; Sheamus fought off the Shield but was eventually beaten down and sustained the triple powerbomb
WWE Divas Champion Eve defeated Mae Young via forfeit; prior to the bout, Eve took the mic and joked about Young looking for excuses not to face her before telling the referee to declare her the winner via forfeit; moments later, Kaitlyn walked out, with the two brawling in and out of the ring before Eve eventually grabbed her belt and escaped ringside
World Heavyweight Champion the Big Show defeated Ricardo Rodriguez (w/ Alberto Del Rio) via disqualification at 2:27 when ADR attacked Show as Show attempted to knock Rodriguez out with a punch; prior to the bout, Rodriguez drove out in one of ADR's cars; after the contest, ADR kicked Show in the face and then winked at him from the floor
Wade Barrett pinned WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston to win the title at 10:30 with the Bull Hammer after avoiding a springboard crossbody into the ring
Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, & Roman Reigns fought Ryback to a no contest in a handicap match; during Ryback's entrance, the four men fought on the floor; moments later, Sheamus ran out but was also beaten down; Randy Orton then appeared and helped clear the ring (Orton's surprise return)

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