Welcome to our WrestlingInc.com WWE SmackDown Recap for June 15, 2012.
We start with a video recap of Vince McMahon's appearance from RAW when he got knocked out by Big Show. The opening theme plays and pyro goes off in the arena in Manchester, NH. We are 48 hours away from No Way Out and we will get an update on Vince's condition later.
AJ's music plays and she makes her way down to the ring. Cole calls her a wackjob. They show the video of AJ kissing Kane from Monday's RAW. AJ just wants to say something before the show started. She says there is a very simple reason why she kissed Kane. Vickie Guerrero interrupts her with an "Excuse me!" She says nobody is talking about her kissing Kane but they are talking about the #1 Contender for the World Title, Dolph Ziggler.
Ziggler joins her as they walk to the ring. Ziggler says he stole the show like always on RAW and he is the next champ. He is not going to let a 95 pound, crazy Hot-Topic employee like AJ take his spotlight. AJ tells him the bleach on his hair has made him delusional. She calls Vickie his grandma and Vickie slaps her. AJ seems to like it. Punk's music hits.
AJ looks smitten as Punk comes to the ring and checks her face from the slap. Punk gets a huge reaction from the crowd and tells Vickie that they don't have to excuse her or listen to her. He says she's a broken record along with Dolph always choking. Daniel Bryan's music hits and he comes down the ramp.
Bryan says what he is seeing is priceless. He calls Punk the hero for coming to AJ's rescue. He tells Punk AJ's got him wrapped around her finger. He enjoys watching Punk and Kane make the same mistake Bryan did: AJ. Sheamus joins them. He stands with Punk and AJ and tells Bryan AJ had nothing to do with his losing the title. Sheamus tells Ziggler he was impressive at RAW but he will not survive at the PPV. Sheamus calls for a ref to start the match right now.
AJ says she has some business to take care of first and she lunges toward Vickie but Punk restrains her.
Dolph Ziggler & Daniel Bryan vs. CM Punk & Sheamus
Sheamus stars off with Bryan and gets the better of him with his power; he hits a rolling Senton and tags Punk who comes in with an elbow off the top. Punk gets 1 on Ziggler. Punk tags Sheamus who comes in by way of a shoulderblock. Sheamus hits a bodyslam in the corner and tags Punk back in who hits a nice delayed vertical suplex on Ziggler for 2.
Sheamus tags back in and Ziggler tags Bryan and goes to regroup on the outside. Ziggler distracts Sheamus from the apron which allows Bryan to hit a dropkick to the back of Sheamus' head. Ziggler tags in, drops a jumping elbow drop and tags Bryan back in. Sheamus catches him in mid-air and hits a backbreaker. Sheamus tags Punk. Punk goes back and forth with Bryan. Ziggler distracts on the apron and Bryan hits a baseball slide dropkick to Punk who goes to the outside.
Bryan is in control of Punk. Punk tries to mount offense but the fails. Ziggler and Bryan continue with quick tags. Bryan goes up top and misses with the headbutt. Both men tag out and Sheamus overpowers Ziggler. Things get out of control. Punk and Bryan go at it on the outside. Ziggler goes for a Zig Zag in the ring but Sheamus counters with White Noise. Sheamus looks for the Brogue Kick as he waits for Ziggler to get up. Vickie gets on the apron but AJ knocks her in the ring. Ziggler comes up from behind and steels the pin from Sheamus with a handful of tights.
Winners by pin: Ziggler & Bryan
Sheamus chases Ziggler into the stands. Vickie shoves AJ in the ring who looks amused but she quickly snaps and beats Vickie down. Vickie kicks AJ into the side of the ring as she frantically tries to escape up the ramp. Kane's music hits and he comes down to check on AJ. He picks her up and carries her to the back. Punk comes up from behind and attacks Kane. They brawl back toward the ring. Kane hits a chokeslam on both Bryan and Punk. AJ falls to her knees on the stage and begins to giggle as Kane looks on with his head tilted to the side.
Brodus Clay does his full entrance. We get a video of Brodus getting decimated by Big Show from RAW a couple of weeks ago. Brodus says now that we have gotten funky it's time to get to business. Laurinaitis has banned Brodus from RAW and if he gets anywhere near big show that he will be fired. Brodus is sure that Cena will take care of Show. What he wants is competition. Heath Slater's music hits; Brodus is not impressed.
Brodus Clay vs. Heath Slater
Cole says Slater wrestled Vader on RAW and going forward, there will be a be a new Blast From the Past each week on RAW until the 1000th episode on July 23. Clay squashes Slater in less than a minute and wins with a splash.
Winner by pin: Brodus Clay
As Brodus dances in the ring, David Otunga clips his knee from behind and continues to work it as Clay screams in agony. Otunga finally stops and leaves as the ref checks on Clay.
Beth Phoenix vs. Alicia Fox
Layla has joined commentary. Beth and Alicia go back and forth. Beth hits an early Glam Slam for the win.
Winner by pin: Beth Phoenix
Beth has words for Layla but Layla says she is not eliminated.
-1000th Raw Moments: Hornswoggle's favorite moment was the Muppets Episode.
Lilian introduces John Laurinaitis. He comes to the stage on a single crutch. He apologizes to Vince for what happened at RAW. He walks to the ring and tells him that at his age he should stay away from Big Show. He sends to the video from RAW. Laurinaitis introduces the "man that will destroy John Cena in a cage." Show comes to the ring.
Show says he has no reason to tell a lie about whether he meant to punch Vince. He says that even in WCW he was never allowed to shine. He mentions Hogan, Sting, and Flair. He says Vince told him to put on a show and that's how he got his name. He tried that for 10 years and he is proud that he is not Cena. Show says Cena will suffer on Sunday. Show is looking at it as his first match and he guarantees he will win.
Cole gets on the mic and says Cena has left his home in West Newberry and will be there before the end of the show. Show says he is not hard to find.
Christian comes to the ring and we see a video of his win over Cody Rhodes at Over the Limit.
Christian vs. Jack Swagger
Swagger falls to the outside after Christian pulls the top rope down. Back in the ring, Swagger takes control and hits a legdrop for a near fall. Christian scouts another one and moves out of the way. Swagger catches Christian in an ankle lock but he rolls through and hits a reverse elbow off the top. Swagger avoids a Kill Switch. Christian hits the Frogsplash off the top for the win.
Winner by pin: Christian
-Cena calls out Show later
Two jobbers do the usual Ryback
Shtick. Ryback's Music hits.
Ryback vs. 2 Jobbers
Winner by pin: Ryback
-Did You Know?: when RAW debuted in 1993 stamps cost 29c and gas was $1.11 a gallon.
Tyson Kidd is in the ring and we see a video of his encounter with Damien Sandow from last week. Sandow gets his full entrance.
Damien Sandow vs. Tyson Kidd
Sandow says he was forced to resort to physical means last week. He was accosted by the ignoramus in the ring. Sandow hits a takedown early followed by a elbow drop that Cole says is called the Elbow of Distain but he says it in Latin. Kidd hits a moonsault off the top for 2. Sandow turns vicious with knees to the gut and hits his signature modified neckbreaker finisher for the win.
Winner by pin: Damien Sandow
-1000th RAW Moments: Cole's favorite RAW was from England where he was knighted and JR kissed his feet.
-No Way Out card rundown
Cena arrives backstage and is walking with a purpose. He kicks down Johnny's office door but nobody is there.
Cena comes to the ring. He says he's sorry he's late but he wasn't even supposed to be there. His friend let him know that Show had called him out. Cena says he right here and he's not hiding. Johnny's music hits and he hobbles to the ring.
Johnny says what happened to Vince is Cena's fault. The board has ruled that Sunday's match will happen no matter what so he sent Big Show home. Cena says he was going to knock Show out but Johnny is going to get it by default. Johnny says he will fire Cena. Cena says that if the match must happen, then he can't be fired. Cena reminds him that if Show loses Johnny is fired. Cena takes off his shirt.
Johnny says if Cena loses the first thing he will do is fire Cena. Cena says that no matter what, after Sunday someone will get fired. He punches Johnny in the face and Johnny goes down.
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