Raw Fusion: Something To Talk About
The 19th November 2012 episode of Monday Night Raw starts with a video recapping the events of the WWE Championship match at Survivor Series (click here for our Survivor Series report), followed by Ryback making his way to the ring to kick off the show.
Ryback says that CM Punk employed three men to take the food out of a starving man’s mouth, but his hunger cannot be suppressed, as he is a predator, and Punk and the three men are his prey. He says that the best thing that they can do is go to the ring and face him right now, but if they don’t, then he is going to tear the place apart until he finds each and every one of them.
Vickie Guerrero makes her way out onto the stage and tells Ryback that he will not tear anything up, as the way she sees it is that he had two chances to win the WWE Championship, but he blew it. She says that she enjoys how he destroys people, but if he causes any chaos then he will be subject to a fine or suspension, but as she does enjoy how he destroys people, she introduces his opponent for right now – Tensai.
The match sees Ryback get the victory, when he hits Tensai with the Shell-Shock for the 3-count.
After a WWE.com video of Wade Barrett backstage after his match at Survivor Series, Kofi Kingston takes on Wade Barrett in a match which sees Barrett get the victory, when he hits Kingston with the Souvenir for the 3-count.
After Matt Striker attempts to interview CM Punk and Paul Heyman backstage, Kaitlyn is pitted against Aksana in a match which sees Kaitlyn get the victory, when she hits Aksana with a double-knee to the gut for the 3-count.
Next up, R-Truth joins commentary as Antonio Cesaro goes against Brodus Clay (accompanied by Cameron and Naomi) in a match which sees Cesaro get the victory, when he hits Clay with the Neutralizer for the 3-count.
Now, Vickie Guerrero once again attempts to prove the “scandal” involving AJ and John Cena, this time by involving some supposed witnesses. Instead, it ends up with Cena and AJ kissing in the ring just to shut her up and actually give people something to talk about, and Dolph Ziggler fighting with John Cena after Ziggler tries to attack Cena.
Next, Alberto Del Rio takes on Randy Orton in a 2-Out-Of-3 Falls match which sees Orton get his first victory as a result of a disqualification, when Del Rio repeatedly hits Orton’s arm against the ring post.
Del Rio gets his first victory to even up the score, when he puts Orton in the cross-armbreaker and forces him to tap out, but Orton gets his second victory and wins the match, when he avoids Del Rio’s enzuigiri attempt and hits him with an RKO for the 3-count.
After a video recapping John Cena chasing Dolph Ziggler from the ring earlier, and the apparent knee injury that he may have incurred in doing so, The Great Khali is pitted against Primo and Epico in a 2-On-1 Handicap match which sees Khali get the victory, when he takes advantage of the distraction provided by Hornswoggle and hits Epico with the Punjabi Plunge for the 3-count.
After Paul Heyman is shown backstage yelling at a crew member for balloons for CM Punk’s upcoming celebration of being the WWE Champion for a year, The Miz goes against David Otunga in a match which sees The Miz get the victory, when he hits Otunga with the Skull-Crushing Finale for the 3-count.
After a video and photos of the events involving Sheamus and The Big Show at Survivor Series, and Sheamus calling out The Big Show to settle things once and for all, only for Show to deny that anything needs settling, Sheamus takes on Damien Sandow.
The match sees Sheamus get the victory, when he hits Sandow with a Brogue Kick for the 3-count.
After an interaction backstage involving AJ, Tamina, and Vickie Guerrero, and an interaction elsewhere backstage involving AJ and Dolph Ziggler, which ends in John Cena and Dolph Ziggler fighting once again, “Prime Time Players” Darren Young and Titus O’Neil join commentary as Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio are pitted against “Team Hell No” Kane and Daniel Bryan in a Tag Team match.
The match ends in an apparent No Contest, when O’Neil and Young hit the ring to interrupt the match, only for it to backfire on them, with them being hit with a double 619, a senton bomb, and a chokeslam.
After an interaction backstage involving CM Punk and Paul Heyman, CM Punk and Paul Heyman celebrate CM Punk’s WWE Championship reign reaching a year, but when Punk starts talking about how he survived at Survivor Series, Ryback’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring.
As Ryback gets to the bottom of the ramp however, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Dean Ambrose from WWE NXT appear and start to attack him, and once again end up putting him through the announcers’ table.
Afterwards, the three men celebrate in the ring while Punk stands tall over Ryback in celebration, as Raw goes off the air.