|By Marc Middleton | June 17, 2012 | Comments|
Winner by Count Out: Brodus Clay
- Otunga poses as the referee calls for the bell. Clay and his dancers begin to celebrate as Otunga looks on from the stage.
- We go to a video for the 1,000th RAW.
- More hype for tonight's card.
- Josh Mathews is backstage with John Cena. He asks Cena if this may be the last time we see him. Cena cuts a promo on tonight's steel cage match. He says the match will shake the foundation of WWE because either he or John Laurinaitis will get fired. Cena says the face of WWE will change tonight and there is No Way Out of that.
- More hype for tonight's pay-per-view.
World Heavyweight Title Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus
We go to the ring and out first comes the World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus.
The challenger Dolph Ziggler is out next and he's got Vickie Guerrero right behind him. Lilian Garcia does formal ring introductions before we get the bell.
Vickie and Dolph have a strategy session on the apron before things begin. Vickie kisses Dolph good luck on the cheek. Dolph turns around and ducks a big Brogue Kick from Sheamus. Dolph retreats to the floor but comes right back in arguing with the referee. Ziggler almost gets dropped again and back to the floor he goes to regroup. Ziggler comes back in and goes behind on a lock up. They tangle until Sheaumus drops him with an elbow to the head. Sheamus with a headlock takedown now. Sheamus drops Ziggler with a shoulder. Sheamus with another big takedown.
Sheamus takes control until Ziggler connects with a dropkick. Sheamus sends Ziggler back to the mat with another shoulder. Ziggler comes back and goes for the sleeper hold but can't get it locked tight. Ziggler ends up on the top rope. Sheamus backs off and gets slapped. Sheamus comes right back and knocks Ziggler off the top and out to the floor. Sheamus slams Ziggler into the apron before bringing it back in the ring. Sheamus launches himself over the top with a big shoulder for a 2 count. Sheamus works on Ziggler's arm now. Ziggler fights out and wails away on Sheamus in the corner. They tangle on the apron again. Dolph goes up top, leaps off but Sheamus catches him in mid-air. Ziggler counters that but gets dropped by a big back elbow. Sheamus with a neckbreaker for another 2 count. Ziggler ends back up on the apron. Sheamus fights him. Sheamus gets pulled into the turnbuckle and down he goes on the floor. Ziggler brings it back in the ring and hits a big DDT for a 2 count.
Ziggler continues the assault until Sheamus fights back with knees and punches. Ziggler stops him with a knee to the gut and a 1 count. Ziggler with a headlock now as he does some showing off with Sheamus on the mat. Sheamus fights to his feet and out of the hold. Sheamus puts Dolph on his shoulders but Dolph counters and brings him down with a big DDT. Ziggler with a 2 count. More offense from Ziggler. Sheamus fights back but Dolph dropkicks him for another 1 count. Ziggler applies a body scissors now. Sheamus fights out again. Ziggler counters and rolls Sheamus up for a close 2 count as he used the ropes for leverage but got caught. Ziggler argues and Sheamus rolls him up for a close 2 count. Ziggler with a swinging neckbreaker for another pin attempt. Ziggler goes back to the mat with a submission on Sheamus. Ziggler with a big kick to the face but Sheamus runs over him with two big ax handles. Sheamus misses the high knee and Ziggler jumps on his back with the sleeper. Sheamus dumps Ziggler to the apron and breaks the hold. Ziggler climbs up top and comes down with a crossbody but Sheamus barely catches him. They tangle and Sheamus goes for White Noise but it's blocked. Sheamus misses a spear in the corner and Ziggler hits Zig Zag for a close 2 count.
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