Last night’s WWE Raw results from Sacramento, California.
Michael Cole, Jim Ross and John Bradshaw Layfield are on commentary.John Cena opens the show and cuts a promo on WWE Champion CM Punk and dares him to accept his challenge for a match at Hell in a Cell.
1) Ryback defeats Primo and Epico (with Rosa Mendes) with the Shellshocked in a handicap match.
2) Brodus Clay vs R-Truth never happens as R-Truth suggests that because Little Jimmy is going through puberty they should dance instead. So everyone dances, including the Funkettes, before Vince McMahon appears on the big screen and tells them to come up the ramp as he needs to give the State of WWE Address.
Vince comes to a big pop from the crowd and says the most important thing in the WWE is action and the fans seeing the best of the best. He is then interrupted by WWE Champion CM Punk and Paul Heyman. Punk complains he ain’t getting any respect and asks where CM Punk Appreciation night is. He says if he doesn’t get the respect he believes he deserves soon then he will hop the rail and quit the company… this time for good.
CM Punk slaps Vince McMahon and that leads the WWE Chairman to book an epic main event for tonight… Vince McMahon vs CM Punk.
2) WWE Tag Team Title Tournament Match: Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara defeat The Prime Time Players when Ray splashes off the top for the victory.
3) WWE World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus defeats Wade Barrett when Tensai interferes and attacks Sheamus to cause the DQ.
Post-match, Tensai and Barrett beat down on Sheamus before Big Show walks over to the ring smiling. Sheamus then drops Tensai with the Brogue Kick and sends Barrett out of the ring and Show comes in, blocks a Brogue Kick, and manages to dump Sheamus off the top rope before Show scarpers to the back.
AJ Lee is backstage with Punk. Punk says he is going to break Vince tonight. AJ says Punk is too scared to fight Cena and she wonders if he is too scared to fight Vince too. Punk says he was just giving AJ A chance to save her job but now anything that happens will be her fault.
4) WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro defeated Tyson Kidd in a non-title match when Cesaro hit the Neutralizer for the victory.
5) Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan & Kane) defeated Dolph Ziggler & Alberto Del Rio when Kane tapped himself in and chokeslammed Ziggler.
More hype for Vince vs Punk tonight. Jim Ross is backstage with McMahon and talks about the JR Appreciation segment from last week. Ross said Vince called him a friend and Ross doesn’t want him to fight Punk tonight. Ross brings up what happened to Lawler after he faced Punk. Vince wants Ross to call his match tonight. Vince makes Ross do some play-by-play in front of him and Vince likes it. Ross says Vince is making a huge mistake.
Larry King and his his wife are at the top of the arena when WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz comes out and talks about it being his birthday. He wants Larry and his wife to sing to him. King says nobody cares if it’s Miz’s birthday. King says he is going to replace the boring Miz with a new guest, Kofi Kingston.
Eventually King’s wife tosses water in Miz’s face and Kofi & Miz brawl to the back.
6) WWE Tag Team Tournament Match: Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow defeated Zack Ryder and Santino Marella when Cody blocks the Cobra and hits the Disaster Kick.
Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre come out and attack Ryder and Santino.
Paul Heyman apologies to Vince McMahon backstage for the actions of his client CM Punk. Heyman begs Vince not to let Punk do to him what Brock Lesnar did to Triple H.
7) WWE Divas Champion Eve Torres defeats Kaitlyn with a submission in Kaitlyn’s title shot from the night at WWE Night of Champions when it never happened.
Josh Matthews tells Alberto Del Rio that Randy Orton is coming to SmackDown.
Daniel Bryan hits on Larry King’s wife backstage but she tells him she doesn’t make a habit of dating trolls who live under bridges.
8) WWE Champion CM Punk vs Vince McMahon goes to a no-contest when the match never finishes. Punk scarped when Ryback’s music hit and he came down to the ring. The match ends with Vince McMahon getting on the mic and telling Punk that he needs to decide whether to face Ryback or John Cena at WWE Hell in a Cell.
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This article was first posted on October 9, 2012