WWE RAW Results: Cena In A Handicap Match, Laurinaitis' Farewell
|By Marc Middleton | June 18, 2012 | Comments|
Lauper talks about how it's been a long time and how it's good to see her girl Wendi. Wendi talks but they're interrupted by Heath Slater. Slater comes out and calls this a train-wreck. Lauper asks who he is. Slater says he's the one man band. Lauper and Slater have words. Slater tells all three of them to leave the ring so the world can witness his first single. The crowd chants for Zack Ryder. Slater starts to sing and finally Roddy Piper's music hits. The WWE Hall of Famer comes out to a big pop from the crowd.
Piper kisses the hands of Layla, Lauper and Richter. Piper tells Slater to take a hike. Piper says it was the Rock 'n Wrestling Connection that put wrestling where it is today. Piper says he's been waiting a long time to do this. He says he loves Lauper and has something brought up from ringside. Piper recalls when Lauper's gold record got broken with Captain Lou Albano. Piper presents Lauper with a new record and plaque. He presents it on behalf of himself, Albano and the entire WWE Universe. Piper says Lauper is the best woman he's known associated with wrestling. Piper gets emotional and hugs Lauper, telling her he loves her again. Slater has had enough. He tells them all to get out of his ring so people can hear his single. Slater goes on and ends up getting the new plaque and record smashed over his head by Lauper. Piper looks concerned as Slater gets busted open and goes down. They all dance around to celebrate.
- Still to come, tonight's Handicap main event. Back to commercial.
Titus O'Neil and Darren Young vs. Primo and Epico
Back from the break and Abraham Washington is out on the ramp. He introduces the Prime Time Players - Darren Young and Titus O'Neil. Out come the new #1 contenders for the WWE Tag Team Titles. Primo and Epico wait in the ring with Rosa Mendes looking on. Titus starts out with Epico and beats him down. Epico goes behind but Titus overpowers him and tags in Young for some double teaming.
Young with a 2 count, some more offense and another 2 count. They go at it until Epico tags in Primo. Primo with a back elbow and clotheslines. Primo dropkicks Young and comes off the top with a senton for a 2 count. Titus dumps Epico to the floor. Primo dropkicks Titus out of the ring. Young goes at it with Primo and gets caught with a Backstabber. Primo goes for a cover but Titus pulls Young out to safety. Primo and Epico dropkick them back to the floor. Primo and Epico run the ropes to dive out but AW gets in the way and they choose not to leap out of the ring. AW keeps Young and O'Neil on the ramp as the referee counts them out.
Winners by Count Out: Primo and Epico
- We see footage of Chris Jericho playing at the Download Festival with Fozzy. They confirm that Jericho will return to RAW next Monday night. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and John Laurinaitis is in the ring for his farewell address. Laurinaitis says John Cena cheated at No Way Out. Laurinaitis says Cena and 5 other men beat down Big Show, allowing Cena to win. Laurinaitis goes on and says the next time we see him it will be when he's inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. He calls it a dark day for WWE and introduces his partners.
John Cena vs. John Laurinaitis and David Otunga
David Otunga and Big Show make their way out to join Laurinaitis in the ring before we take another commercial break.
Back from the commercial and Teddy Long joins Cole and Lawler on commentary. Teddy takes his sign off that he's been wearing and rips it up. Show takes the mic and says it took six men to defeat him at No Way Out. Show thanks Laurinaitis for his iron-clad contract and his fat bonus. Show says he has proven he can beat Cena on his own. Show says he's off to bigger and better things. He sees no reason to compete tonight. Show tells them they are on their own and leaves the ring for the back. John Cena's music is next and out he comes to a big reaction.
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