|By Marc Middleton | June 25, 2012 | Comments|
- AJ is backstage with what appears to be Daniel Bryan, Kane and CM Punk. She's asked them here. She tells Bryan they're going to have to drift apart. She says she loses all inhibitions when she sees Kane and just wants to get wild. AJ says she would like to be soul mates with Punk but she isn't sure what he's thinking. AJ says it's best if they all go their separate ways. The camera moves and we see she was just talking to herself in a mirror, rehearsing. We cut to the RAW opening video.
- We're live from Fort Wayne, Indiana as the pyro goes off and Michael Cole welcomes us. He and Jerry Lawler hype tonight's show and a singles match with Brodus Clay and Big Show. Also tonight, John Cena's big announcement.
- We go to the stage and out comes Vickie Guerrero, tonight's General Manager. Vickie is excited about tonight and has a Triple Threat Elimination Match up first.
Triple Threat Elimination Match: Daniel Bryan vs. Kane vs. CM Punk
We go to the ring and out first comes Daniel Bryan. Kane is out next followed by the WWE Champion CM Punk to a big pop.
The bell rings and Punk goes at it with Kane. Kane shoves him off and does the same to Bryan. Kane with a scoop slam on Bryan and more shots for Punk. Kane drops Punk with a back elbow but gets stopped by Bryan. Bryan with kicks to Kane's leg. Punk joins in and they beat Kane down with kicks. Bryan rolls Punk up for 2 as Kane goes out to the floor. They lock up and Punk drops Bryan with a shoulder. Punk grabs Bryan in mid-air and atomic drops him. Punk goes for a submission and we see AJ watching backstage. Punk goes to dive through the ropes on Kane but gets stopped with a right hand. Bryan leaps off the apron but Kane catches him in mid-air and slams him into the barrier. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Kane is in control in the ring. He climbs up top but Bryan cuts him off. Bryan goes for a superplex but Punk stops them. Punk gets Bryan on his shoulders. Kane comes down but Punk moves them and rolls Bryan up for a 2 count. Kane grabs both men for a chokeslam but they kick him and hit a double suplex. Punk and Bryan trade shots now. Punk drops Bryan with a dropkick and clotheslines. Punk shoves Bryan into Kane and then dumps Kane out to the floor. Punk now dumps Bryan out on top of Kane. Punk runs the ropes and dives through, taking out both men.
Punk springboards in but Bryan catches him in the Yes Lock. Punk blocks it and catapults Bryan into Kane on the apron. Punk covers Bryan but his leg gets on the bottom rope. Punk goes for GTS on Bryan but Kane drops them both with a big boot. Kane with a 2 count on Punk. Kane with a sideslam on Kane for another 2 count. Kane with a big right hand from the top rope now. Kane calls for the chokeslam but AJ's music hits and out she comes skipping around the ring. Kane goes for the chokeslam but Punk slides out. Punk hits GTS on Kane and covers him. Kane is eliminated.
Bryan comes right in and lays Punk out with a kick to the head. Bryan covers for the win.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
- Vickie Guerrero is backstage when Alberto Del Rio walks in with Ricardo Rodriguez and a dozen flowers. Dolph Ziggler walks in and says he is the rightful #1 contender to the World Heavyweight Title. Ziggler tells Vickie he only needs one more shot at the title. Vickie says she's made a #1 contender's match. There will be a contract attached to a pole and the first man to get it faces Sheamus on SmackDown. Ricardo brings the flowers back in a vase. Ziggler takes them and smashes them into the wall.
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