|By Marc Middleton | June 11, 2012 | Comments|
Steel Cage Match: Kofi Kingston vs. Big Show
We go to the cage and out first comes one-half of the WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston. We see Big Show walking backstage as we take another commercial break.
Back from the break and David Otunga vs. Brodus Clay is announced for the No Way Out pre-show match on YouTube. Big Show makes his way out to the cage next as Kofi waits.
Show enters the cage and Kofi starts beating on him. Show knocks him off and here we go. Show throws Kofi into the side of the cage wall. Show takes control and beats Kofi around the ring. Show presses Kofi's face into the steel of the cage. Show throws him face first again into the cage. Show keeps up the assault and keeps ramming Kofi into the side of the cage. Kofi tries to fight back but Show cuts him off with big kicks.
Show runs his mouth and turns around to boots from Kofi. Kofi tries to make a comeback but Show stops him. Kofi leaps to the cage and somehow knocks Show down with Trouble in Paradise but can't get a pin. Kofi tries to crawl out of the cage door but Show pulls him back in. Kofi kicks him back and goes for the door again. Show pulls him back in. Show grabs a kick this time and levels Kofi with the knockout punch. A referee checks on Kofi as Show walks out of the cage door. He takes his time before stepping on the floor and winning the match.
Winner: Big Show
- Big Show heads straight up the ramp as Kofi is still laid out in the cage. We go back to commercial.
Sin Cara vs. Curt Hawkins
Back from the break and Curt Hawkins is already waiting in the ring. Sin Cara comes out next. The bell rings and they lock up. They trade arm holds and Hawkins slaps Cara in the back of the head. Cara takes Hawkins down and sends him out of the ring. Cara corkscrews over the top and takes Hawkins out on the floor.
Hawkins turns it back around and works Cara over in the ring. Cara comes back with a big superkick to the face and a springboard back elbow. Cara with a pair of dropkicks and a big arm drag. Cara with a stomp on the hand, a kick and another big arm drag. Cara plants Hawkins with his finisher for the win.
Winner: Sin Cara
- Still to come, Vince McMahon's decision about the future of John Laurinaitis. Back to commercial we go.
- We get hype for No Way Out.
- Daniel Bryan is backstage warming up when Vince McMahon walks in and wishes him good luck. Bryan is surprised because he didn't think Vince would like someone like him. Vince says if Bryan was walking down the street with groceries, he wouldn't be mistaken for a WWE Superstar. Bryan cuts Vince off and says he's been fired before and he proved Vince wrong. Vince goes on and leaves Bryan to think.
- We see a locker room for a mystery man from RAW's past that has been brought by John Laurinaitis in honor of the upcoming 1000th episode. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and more hype for the 1000th RAW.
Heath Slater vs. Vader
Justin Roberts is in the ring and says the following match was arranged by John Laurinaitis in honor of the upcoming 1000th RAW. Slater takes the mic and doesn't want to talk about former Superstars. Slater says it's time, it's time, it's Slater time. He's interrupted by Vader's music! Vader returns to a big pop from the crowd.
The bell rings and the crowd chants Vader's name. They lock up and Vader shoves Slater back. Vader gets the crowd hyped again and they chant some more. Vader takes Slater to the corner and unloads. Slater comes back with a cheap shot and hits right hands. Slater runs the ropes but Vader runs over him with a clothesline. Vader with another clothesline. Vader continues beating Slater down.
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