Raw Fusion: Kilt & Kimura
The 13th August 2012 episode of Monday Night Raw starts with a video recapping the events at the end of last week’s episode, followed by CM Punk taking on The Big Show in a match to kick off the show.
The match sees Punk get the victory as a result of a disqualification, when Daniel Bryan interrupts and applies the No Lock to CM Punk after complaining to the announcers that he should be a part of the WWE Championship match at SummerSlam.
Afterwards, Show hits Punk with an elbow drop and John Cena hits the ring and makes a bee-line straight for Show, clearing the ring of Show and then Bryan. Cena stands in the ring with a wary Punk until AJ’s music hits and she makes her way to the ring too.
AJ says that Daniel Bryan is clearly still dealing with his anger management issues and that he may have ruined this match, but that he will make it up to everyone as he will team up with The Big Show later on to take on the team of CM Punk and John Cena.
After an interaction backstage involving Kaitlyn, JTG, and AJ, in which AJ puts JTG in a match set to take place next, JTG is pitted against Ryback in a match which sees Ryback get the victory, when he hits JTG with a muscle-buster for the 3-count.
After an interaction backstage involving “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Shawn Michaels, and a phone call from Triple H, Heath Slater goes against R-Truth in a match which sees Truth get the victory, when he hits Slater with the jumping reverse STO for the 3-count.
Afterwards, Titus O’Neil and Darren Young’s music hits and they make their way to the ring and start to attack Truth after he momentarily manages to gain the advantage, and the attack leaves them standing tall over the downed Truth.
After a Tout from Mark Henry is shown, and a video recapping the events over the past few weeks involving Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio, a WWE.com video is shown in which Booker T states that the SummerSlam match between Sheamus and Del Rio is off.
After a Tout from Alberto Del Rio is shown in response to the WWE.com video, Sin Cara takes on Tensai (accompanied by Sakamoto) in a match which sees Cara get the victory as a result of a springboard tornado DDT. Afterwards, Tensai takes out his anger at losing the match on Sakamoto.
Next up, Jerry “The King” Lawler introduces “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, who presents Piper’s Pit with the guest revealed by fan vote as being Chris Jericho.
Piper says that he doesn’t care about what Dolph Ziggler has to say, but that it is instead what a kid in the crowd has to say, until he is interrupted by Vickie Guerrero yelling “Excuse Me!” as she then introduces Dolph Ziggler and they make their way to the ring.
Ziggler asks how long Piper has been doing the same tired routine, and says that it is not interesting, fun, nostalgic, or anything, but is instead sad. He says that this is not about Piper however, but Jericho, and he asks Jericho how many failed comebacks it takes to realise that he just can’t get it done any more.
He says that after he beats him on Sunday, he wants him to take his obnoxious light-up jacket and hang it with Piper’s kilt, as Jericho is finished. Jericho says that he wasn’t listening to what Ziggler was saying, as he was too busy staring at the bowl of spaghetti on his head.
Vickie Guerrero warns Chris Jericho to watch how he talks about Dolph Ziggler, but Jericho’s response is to tell Vickie to shut the hell up. Jericho says that he hasn’t forgotten that Vickie slapped him last week on SmackDown! (click here for our SmackDown! report), but that he will prove that Vickie and Ziggler are wrong about him not being able to win the big one, as he will beat Ziggler at SummerSlam.
Jericho says that it is a guarantee that he will never go back on, and Roddy Piper tries to start chanting “Y2J” until he is interrupted by The Miz’s music hitting and him making his way to the ring.
The Miz says that Ziggler and him aren’t the best of friends, but that they do have something in common as they can both win the big ones. He points out that Ziggler won Money In The Bank, and that he himself won in the Main Event at WrestleMania XXVII (27), and three weeks ago he won the Intercontinental Championship.
He says that he is going to take over the show and Ziggler can be his guest, as he then tells Jericho and Piper to leave. Piper refuses and won’t let go of the microphone, resulting in Jericho knocking The Miz down and then throwing him out of the ring, followed by Jericho avoiding the attempt by Ziggler at hitting him with the Money In The Bank briefcase, and knocking Ziggler out of the ring too.
Now, Chris Jericho, The Miz, and Dolph Ziggler (accompanied by Vickie Guerrero) are pitted against each other in a Triple Threat match which sees Ziggler get the victory, when Vickie distracts the referee to prevent him from seeing The Miz tapping out to the Walls Of Jericho, allowing Ziggler to hit Jericho with the Zig-Zag for the 3-count.
After an interaction backstage involving Eve Torres and CM Punk, an interaction elsewhere backstage involving Shawn Michaels and John Cena, an interaction involving John Cena and CM Punk, and a video hyping Wade Barrett, Eve Torres and Beth Phoenix go against Layla and Kaitlyn in a Tag Team match.
The match sees Kaitlyn get the victory for her team, when she rolls Beth up for the 3-count.
After a video recapping the events involving Triple H and Brock Lesnar over the past few months that led to their upcoming match at SummerSlam, Daniel Bryan and The Big Show take on CM Punk and John Cena in a Tag Team match which sees Cena get the victory for his team, when he hits Bryan with an Attitude Adjustment for the 3-count.
Afterwards, Show re-enters the ring and looks ready to attack Cena, but Punk re-enters the ring too and takes out Show by hitting him with the title. Punk then extends his hand for Cena to shake, but Cena does not do so, prompting Punk to leave.
After Josh Mathews interviews CM Punk backstage, in which Punk says that he will teach everyone about respect at the end of his match at SummerSlam, and a video recapping Damien Sandow’s attack on Brodus Clay last week, Damien Sandow is pitted against Christian in a match which sees Sandow get the victory, when he hits Christian with the cross-armed neckbreaker for the 3-count, despite the attempted distraction provided by the appearance of Brodus Clay.
After a silent interaction backstage involving Brock Lesnar and Shawn Michaels, Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman make their way to the ring for the contract signing of the match between Lesnar and Triple H.
Paul Heyman introduces himself Brock Lesnar and talks about how Triple H’s flight delays, and how Lesnar believes this excuse as there is a lot on the line for Triple H in the SummerSlam match with Lesnar.
He says that he stands there with an indemnification agreement which states that Lesnar will not be responsible for what happens to Triple H on Sunday, as what will be taking place will not be a wrestling match where the better man emerges victorious, but instead an uncomfortable beating in which a man is stripped of his entire career and go down suffering mercilessly of a merciless individual by the name of Brock Lesnar.
Heyman says that not everybody agrees with him, like Shawn Michaels last week, but after asking Lesnar if Michaels is present in the arena at this time and getting an affirmative answer, he invites Michaels to the ring to tell Lesnar to his face.
He doesn’t expect Michaels to come down and do so, as he says that there is no shame in being afraid of Brock Lesnar, and that there is no shame in understanding the fact that none of your prayers can be answered when you are face-to-face with the beast incarnate.
Shawn Michaels’ music hits and he does make his way to the ring, where he stays silent until Triple H’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring too. Triple H wastes no time in signing the contract, followed quickly by Lesnar doing the same and Lesnar then throwing the completed contract at Triple H and exiting the ring. Lesnar leaves with Heyman as Triple H and Michaels watch on from the ring.
After showing some Touts from fans, an interaction backstage involving Triple H and Shawn Michaels, and a video recapping the events of earlier on involving CM Punk, The Big Show, and John Cena, Matt Striker starts to interview The Big Show when his attention is diverted to noise coming from elsewhere backstage.
Rushing to the source, Paul Heyman is shown in a car blocking Shawn Michaels from leaving in his car, allowing Brock Lesnar to approach and drag Michaels out his car. The camera is knocked from the cameraman’s hands, leading to only a black screen being shown, but Lesnar is heard yelling that he has a message for Triple H and sounds to apparently be attacking Michaels.
After the resulting carnage left behind is shown, which includes a smashed windscreen on Shawn Michaels’ car, Triple H questions referees and AJ about what happened and where Michaels is, only to be told that Lesnar dragged him away.
Focus then switches to the announcers talking about what happened, when Paul Heyman enters the arena with Brock Lesnar, who has Shawn Michaels on his shoulders as he heads to the ring, where he pushes Michaels into the ring and hits him with an F-5.
Lesnar then applies the Kimura lock to Michaels and Triple H rushes to the ring until Heyman warns him not to take another step or Lesnar will break Michaels’ arm. Lesnar ends up doing so anyway, causing Triple H to chase after Lesnar and Lesnar to then bail out of the ring and head back up the ramp with Heyman as Triple H checks on Michaels in the ring.
Triple H apologises to Shawn Michaels, but Michaels is heard to yell at Triple H to get away from him. Brock Lesnar looks like he may be heading back to the ring to continue it, but he instead stays standing on the stage despite Triple H’s invitation to do it right now.
Triple H and Brock Lesnar stare each other down from their respective positions, with Triple H continuing to invite Lesnar to do it right now instead, as Raw goes off the air.