|By Marc Middleton | June 25, 2012 | Comments|
Winner: Santino Marella
- Still to come tonight, a Beach Bikini Battle Royal with the WWE Divas. John Cena is backstage walking when he runs into Zack Ryder and a box of John Laurinaitis People Power t-shirts. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and out comes John Cena to a decent reaction from the crowd. Cena says he sent out a tweet earlier and promised a historic announcement. Cena says WWE has been turned upside down and compares it to a bad episode of Star Wars. Cena tells a Star Wars story centered around Show Vader vs. Cena Skywalker. Cena goes to make his announcement but the lights go out and here comes Chris Jericho making his return.
Jericho makes his way to the ring as Cole talks about how he just returned from a successful European tour with Fozzy. We see footage of them playing in concert. The crowd chants for Jericho as he takes the mic. Jericho asks Cena what the hell is he talking about. Jericho tells him to make the announcement, then shut the hell up and get out of his ring. Jericho says tonight is his night.
Cena says to stop Big Show from winning Money in the Bank, he is putting himself in the match for the first time ever. Cena talks about the WWE Title and says he is going to win the whole thing at Money in the Bank. Jericho knocks Cena and talks about how his experience in MITB matches. Jericho talks about how serious the match is and calls it a career ender. Jericho says instead of worrying about Big Show, maybe Cena needs to worry about him. Jericho enters himself into the Money in the Bank Ladder Match officially. Vickie Guerrero interrupts from the stage.
Vickie confirms there will be two MITB matches at the pay-per-view - one for a WWE Title shot and one for a World Title shot. Jericho tries to interrupt her but she shuts him up. She announces that only former WWE Champions can compete in the WWE Title MITB match. They will be Kane, John Cena, Big Show and Chris Jericho. Jericho vs. Cena is announced for tonight.
- We've got another Legend backstage ready to return in honor of the upcoming 1000th RAW. It's someone who hasn't been on RAW in 15 years. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Lilian Garcia begins to introduce a former RAW main eventer when she's interrupted by Heath Slater. We see footage from last week where Slater was laid out by Cyndi Lauper in the segment with Layla, Roddy Piper and Wendi Richter. Slater says he doesn't care about what they think of him because he's one of the top Superstars on RAW. Slater says he rules the world. The music hits and here comes Psycho Sid Vicious! Sid gets a reaction but noticeably less than what Vader got.
Psycho Sid vs. Heath Slater
Sid enters the ring and Slater backs him in the corner. Sid smacks Slater in the chest and sends him to the mat. Sid with a kick to the chest. Sid sits Slater on the top and smacks him off. Sid with a big slam. Slater ducks a clothesline and beats Sid down to one knee. Slater runs into a big clothesline. Sid hits the big leg drop and calls for a powerbomb. Sid nails the powerbomb on Slater and covers him for the win.
- Still to come, the Divas Battle Royal and John Cena vs. Chris Jericho. Back to commercial.
#1 Contender's Match: Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler
We go to the ring and there's a contract hanging on a pole. Lilian Garcia explains the rules. The first man to climb the pole and get the contract will face Sheamus for the World Title on SmackDown this week. Ricardo Rodriguez begins the introduction as Alberto Del Rio makes his way in. Dolph Ziggler is out next.
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