WWE Raw Results 23/4/12 – Brock Lesnar vs John Cena Contract Signing
Last night's WWE three-hour RAW SuperShow results from the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan....
Last night’s WWE three-hour RAW SuperShow results from the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan….
A contract signing for Extreme Rules pay-per-view opens the show with Teddy Long already in the ring. Teddy introduces John Cena who comes out. He then welcomes Brock Lesnar and Cena looks worried as the music plays but John Laurinaitis comes out instead and questions Teddy. Laurinaitis has already told Long that Lesnar isn’t here yet and the contract signing will take place when Brock arrives and on his terms. Johnny says this could be Cena’s last night on RAW and that he should enjoy it.
John Laurinaitis introduces himself to the crowd when Edge’s music hits. He says he isn’t supposed to be here tonight and in a few days his WWE contract expires. He says he has come here to talk to John Cena and that he would have done it in private but he wants it to have more effect in the ring. He calls Cena his greatest ever rival but despite their differences they always had a strong love for wrestling. He says Brock doesn’t care about wrestling or the fans, he just cares about the money and that’s why he left for eight years and let Cena carry the load. Edge yells at Cena and says he must win at Extreme Rules. It is a slap in the face to Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker and himself if he doesn’t.
1) Chris Jericho defeated Kofi Kingston with the Walls of Jericho.
Post-match Jericho takes the mic and says that is proof he will beat CM Punk at Extreme Rules to become the new WWE Champion. He also says he has a gift for Punk.
Brock Lesnar promo video airs looking back at his WWE career.
John Laurinaitis is on the phone backstage when Eve Torres walks in. He says he has a job opening in his administration if she is interested in joining them. He is looking for an Executive Administrator to work with David Otunga and that the role could lead to some very big things. She agrees.
Re-airing of the Lesnar promo from last week airs.
Josh Matthews is backstage with CM Punk and he reveals that the gift basket from Jericho is filled with liquor.
Footage of Lord Tensai beating John Cena last week airs.
2) Lord Tensai defeats R-Truth with the claw to take him down for the pinfall.
Kane is out next and cuts a promo on Randy Orton. He calls Orton a scared little boy for crying out to his daddy last week. Orton then appears on the big screen and we see Paul Bearer tied up with duct-tape over his mouth. Orton wheels Bearer into a freezer and shuts it. Kane says Bearer isn’t his father, his true father is the devil himself. Kane apologizes to Bearer for having no intentions to save him.
Kane makes the ring explode and as he walks to the back Orton meets him and they brawl around the ring. Orton hits Kane with a pipe and Kane runs off into the crowd. Orton poses.
Alex Riley bumps into Chris Jericho backstage. Riley says he was thrown out of the locker room because he caught Punk drinking liquor from the gift basket. Jericho wonders whether Riley is telling the truth and asks him to lead the way to show him. Jericho looks in and Punk is on the phone with the bottle of liquor open.
3) Big Show & The Great Khali defeated Alberto Del Rio & Cody Rhodes when Show chokeslams Cody.
WWE announce that Santino Marella will defend his United States Title against The Miz during the Extreme Rules pre-show on Sunday. The match will air on WWE’s Youtube.
Jericho is backstage with Laurinaitis, Eve and Long. He says Punk is drinking and needs to be stripped of his WWE Title. Eve says she has looked at the rulebook and Punk is in violation. Laurinaitis has the right to strip Punk from the title if he sees fit. Johnny Ace says he wants credible proof and Jericho suggests a police field sobriety test in the ring.
Josh Matthews interviews Brock Lesnar backstage. Lesnar doesn’t answer his questions and instead throws him into a fence. Trainers help Matthews up on a stretcher and place a neck brace on him.
4) WWE Divas Title Lumberjill Match
Nikki Bella defeated Beth Phoenix to win the WWE Women’s Title when she hits the roll-up on Beth.
Teddy Long comes to the ring with two police offers and they call out CM Punk but Jericho comes out instead. Punk then walks to the ring and looks a little drunk, walking a bit gingerly and drops the WWE Title and says the whole thing is ridiculous.
Police officer asks Punk to recite the alphabet backwards and he can’t do it. He asks Punk to walk a straight line on the red tape in the center of the ring. Punk can’t really do it without stumbling and almost falls but uses the rope for leverage. Jericho demands that Punk is stripped of the title. The cop says he is obviously drunk. Teddy Long asks Punk to hand over the title.
Punk hands Teddy the WWE Title but asks for one more chance. Punk then does the alphabet, does the walking in a straight line, even moonwalks back over it like Flair when naming the alphabet. He decks Y2J with the microphone and beats on Jericho as he keeps the title.
5) Mark Henry defeated World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus in a non-title match.
Henry won with a big clothesline and referee Daniel Bryan fast counted for the win.
Sheamus beats up Henry and Bryan post-match.
6) Santino Marella & Zack Ryder defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Primo & Epico in a non-title match.
Santino hit the Cobra on Primo for the win.
Kane decides to pull Paul Bearer out of the freezer but then puts him right back in!
Primo & Epico are backstage arguing over their defeat when Abraham Washington comes in. He wonders why they are being treated likes jokes and not getting a WrestleMania match. He tells them that they should call for guidance.
7) Brodus Clay & Hornswoggle defeated Jack Swagger & Dolph Ziggler when Vickie Guerrero smacks Brodus.
Vickie grabs Clay’s hat post-match and dances in the ring. Hornswoggle bits her butt which sends her running. Clay & Hornswoggle and the dancers bust a move.
Extreme Rules contract signing is next.
Lesnar comes out to a mixed reaction. Cena out next comes to more boos than cheers.
Lesnar says things have changed and he will only fight Cena at Extreme Rules if he gets what he wants. He wants Vince McMahon’s private jet to come to RAW each week. He wants to be able to turn up whenever he wants. He wants a contract that says he can’t ever be fined. He wants Raw to now be known as “Monday Night RAW Starring Brock Lesnar”. Lesnar says Lauriniatis must keep him happy.
Laurinaitis agrees and they sign the contract.
Cena comes to the ring and signs his contract as the two opponents lock-eyes. Extreme Rules go-home show goes off the air.