|By Marc Middleton | June 19, 2012 | Comments|
- We go to the ring and out comes Long Island's own Mick Foley.
Foley says he got a call from the Board of Directors last night. While they figure out the next permanent General Managers for RAW and SmackDown, they will be reaching out to former General Managers so they reached out to Foley, a former Commissioner. Foley will be hosting both RAW and SmackDown this week. Foley announces Kane and Daniel Bryan vs. World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus and WWE Champion CM Punk.
Foley introduces John Laurinaitis, who is coming out to make his farewell address. Laurinaitis comes out on his crutch, with his arm in a sling and a brace around his neck. A "you got fired" chant breaks out. Foley hugs Laurinaitis and causes him more pain as he enters the ring. Laurinaitis takes the mic and the crowd boos him. Foley gets the crowd to boo Laurinaitis some more. Laurinaitis gets mad and says the fans are rude so he will wait and give his address later. He also announces he made tonight's main event before he was fired. That match will be John Cena vs. Big Show, David Otunga and himself in a handicap match. Laurinaitis yells at Foley to have a nice day and leaves the ring.
Laurinaitis is headed to the back when the World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus comes out. Sheamus stops and stares him down before heading to the ring where Foley waits. WWE Champion CM Punk is out next as we get ready for tonight's opener. Punk stops on the ramp and mocks Laurinaitis as he passes. Punk enters the ring as we go to commercial.
CM Punk and Sheamus vs. Kane and Daniel Bryan
Back from the break and out comes Kane followed by his partner Daniel Bryan. Bryan and Sheamus start things out as we get ready to go. They lock up and Sheamus takes Bryan to the mat with a headlock. Sheamus goes for White Noise early but Bryan counters. Sheamus ends up on the floor but comes right back in over the top and takes Bryan out. Sheamus with a big sideslam for a 2 count and a tag to Punk. Punk springboards in for a 2 count on Bryan.
Bryan turns it around and tags in Kane. Kane works over Punk and clotheslines him in the corner for a 2 count. Kane works on the arm now. Punk fights out but gets dropped with a big elbow for a 2 count. Punk fights off both Kane and Bryan in the corner. Kane cuts him off but misses a clothesline. Punk dives through the ropes and takes out Bryan on the floor. Punk drops Kane over the top rope. Punk goes to the top and comes down but Kane punches him in mid-air. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Kane goes for a chokeslam on Punk. Punk stops it with a kick to the head. Sheamus gets the tag and takes out both Kane and Bryan from the apron. Sheamus unloads on Kane and scoops him for a big powerslam. Sheamus with a 2 count. Sheamus with big forearm shots to the chest on the apron on Bryan. Kane charges but Sheamus moves and he knocks Bryan to the floor. Kane counters White Noise and dumps Sheamus to the floor. Bryan runs and hits a hard dropkick to the face on Sheamus. Kane comes back in and tries to stop Sheamus from tagging. Bryan joins in with the double team. Bryan with kicks on Sheamus in the corner now.
Bryan with a dropkick in the corner and another 2 count on Sheamus. Kane comes back in and continues the assault on Sheamus. Kane with a big sideslam and another pin attempt. Kane climbs to the top and comes down with a big clothesline for another 2 count. Bryan comes back in and they double team Sheamus some more. Bryan stomps away on Sheamus again. Bryan goes for another dropkick in the corner but Sheamus moves. Punk tags in and unloads on Bryan. Punk goes for GTS but Bryan counters. Punk with a powerslam for 2. Punk hits the high knee in the corner and a bulldog. Punk climbs up to the top but Bryan cuts him off. Bryan climbs up for the superplex and nails it. AJ Lee's music hits and here she comes wearing a Kane mask and Kane colors. AJ skips around the ring in her Kane mask as her music plays. She skips up the ramp and back to the back as Kane follows her in shock. Sheamus tags in as Punk hits GTS on Bryan. Sheamus nails the Brogue Kick for the win.
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