|By Marc Middleton | July 15, 2012 | Comments|
- Justin Roberts introduces The Miz and out he comes to the stage. Miz says he has been off filming a movie but is tired of being overlooked. He announces that he will be in tonight's Money in the Bank Ladder Match featuring former WWE Champions.
- We get a RAW 1,000th video looking back at Mick Foley winning the WWE Title as Mankind.
- We get a preview video for tonight's World Heavyweight Title match.
World Heavyweight Title Match: Alberto Del Rio vs. Sheamus
Lilian Garcia is in the ring for introductions as the challenger Alberto Del Rio comes out first. World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus is out next to a nice pop from the crowd.
Ricardo Rodriguez does the formal ring introduction for Del Rio while Lilian does it for Sheamus. The bell rings and they go at it. Del Rio goes out and comes back in. They lock up and Del Rio smacks Sheamus. Sheamus beats him down in the corner and is forced to back off. Del Rio comes back and they trade shots in the middle of the ring. Sheamus takes it back to the corner and beats Del Rio down again. More back and forth. Del Rio works on the arm. Sheamus drops Del Rio with a knee to the head for a 2 count. Sheamus with more knees and another pin attempt.
Del Rio ends up hung on the ropes. Sheamus throws him into the outside of corner and suplexes him in from the apron. Sheamus goes to the top and hits the battering ram for a 2 count. Sheamus brings it back in but is distracted by Ricardo. Sheamus gets kicked by Del Rio and he falls to the floor. Del Rio comes out and slams the injured arm of Sheamus into the steps. Del Rio throws Sheamus into the fan barrier and brings it back in the ring. Del Rio climbs to the top and comes down with a forearm for a 2 count. Del Rio goes back to the arm now. More back and forth, another 2 count for Del Rio. Del Rio goes back to work on the arm and beats Sheamus down. Del Rio with another 2 count. Del Rio with another arm submission. Del Rio with kicks now. Another arm lock but Sheamus fights out. Del Rio runs into a big boot after a headbutt and gets caught with a swinging neckbreaker. Sheamus with a clothesline but Del Rio comes right out of the corner and goes for another pin attempt.
They brawl and Sheamus runs into the ring post. Del Rio with another big kick and a 2 count. Del Rio with more kicks and a headbutt to send Sheamus back down. Del Rio goes for the cross armbreaker but Sheamus blocks it. Sheamus ends up on the apron. He tries to come in with the battering ram but Del Rio catches him with an armbreaker for a 2 count. Del Rio taunts Sheamus now. Sheamus picks him up and rams him back into the corner. Sheamus with a running knee lift and a big powerslam for 2. Sheamus takes Del Rio on the apron and hits the big forearm shots to the chest.
Del Rio grabs the arm and slams it over the top rope to come back in the ring. Sheamus catches him with the Irish Curse backbreaker for a 2 count. Sheamus picks Del Rio up but he slides out. Del Rio with a kick to the face. Sheamus side steps another cross armbreaker. Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick but gets hung on the rope. Del Rio with the armbreaker for another close 2 count. Del Rio with a big kick to the gut. Del Rio waits on Sheamus to get up and misses the kick tot he back of the head. Sheamus hits White Noise and gets ready to put Del Rio away. The crowd chants "Brogue" before Sheamus nails the Brogue Kick for the win.
- After the match, Ricardo jumps on Sheamus' back and stops the celebration. Del Rio attacks and beats Sheamus down to the mat. Del Rio mounts him with right hands before both of them stomp away on Sheamus. The music hits and out comes Dolph Ziggler to cash in. He lays Del Rio out with a briefcase shot and talks with the referee. Sheamus gets up and hits him with a Brogue Kick before the match can start. Ziggler still has a title shot. Sheamus poses with the World Title before celebrating with the fans on the way to the back.
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