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- 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.
- Still to come, Big Show vs. Brodus Clay. Back to commercial.
Brodus Clay vs. Big Show
Back from commercial and out comes Brodus Clay with Cameron and Naomi. Big Show is out next and he looks ready to fight.
The bell rings and they go at it. Show goes for a big chop in the corner but Brodus fights out. Brodus takes Show down with a big headbutt. Show takes Clay's injured knee out and goes to work on it with big elbow drops. Show takes Clay to the ring post and slams his leg into it. Show climbs to the second rope and comes splashing down. Show goes for the knockout punch but Clay fights back with headbutts. Clay goes for a scoop slam but his leg goes out and Show falls on top of him for the win.
Winner: Big Show
- After the match, Clay's dancers come check on his knee with some trainers.
- Lawler hypes John Cena's big announcement for later tonight. Cole leads us into a video package looking at John Cena making his 300th wish with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
- Back from commercial and this week's 1000th RAW moment looks back at Bob Barker hosting the show in 2009.
Cole and Lawler look back at what just happened with Big Show and Brodus Clay. During the commercial, Clay was being helped out of the arena by trainers when Big Show laid him out with a knockout punch.
- Cole talks about Triple H challenging Brock Lesnar to a match at SummerSlam. We see the footage from No Way Out where Triple H issued the challenge and then the next night on RAW where Triple H hit Paul Heyman. It's announced that next week, Brock Lesnar will have an official answer for Triple H's SummerSlam challenge.
- AJ is backstage talking to Kane. He says she makes him feel things he never thought possible. Kane says it's not a good thing. Kane says he's not exactly boyfriend material and she says that's OK. Kane says he doesn't do relationships. He's a monster, he wears a mask. His only source of pleasure is eviscerating people. Kane says even he finds AJ mentally unstable. Kane says it's best if they just stay away from each other. Kane tells her goodbye and walks off. AJ starts smiling and crying as we go to commercial.
WWE United States Title Match: Jack Swagger vs. Santino Marella
Back from the break and Jack Swagger is in the ring. Out next comes the WWE United States Champion Santino Marella. This is Santino's first time defending the title on RAW since April. Swagger drops Santino with a big right hand to start the match. Swagger takes it to the corner and beats Santino down.
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