|By Marc Middleton | August 07, 2012 | Comments|
- We're live from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas as Michael Cole welcomes us to RAW. He's joined by Jerry Lawler. Justin Roberts introduces General Manager AJ Lee and here she comes.
AJ announces Big Show vs. Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena for tonight. AJ goes to make another announcement but is interrupted by WWE Champion CM Punk. Punk comes out with his normal hair style, not the different look he had over the weekend.
Punk says he lives with no regrets but is man enough to admit his mistakes. He did something last week he wishes he could take back but can't. Punk says he lost his temper last week and is here to apologize to AJ. Punk apologizes to a mixed reaction from the crowd. AJ accepts the apology. Punk hopes they can continue to be friends. He says AJ is bound to fall flat on her face at times as GM and make mistakes - like last week when she put him in the SummerSlam match. Punk wants her to cancel the Triple Treat at SummerSlam. The crowd chants no. AJ says that match isn't a mistake and her decision still stands. Punk asks if this is her getting back at him for turning down her wedding proposal. Punk brings up how everyone likes him and he gets some boos. Punk says he will wrestle Show or Cena in a singles match but doesn't want the Triple Threat. The music hits and out comes John Cena.
Cena says Punk has become one of those guys. One of the guys who comes out and demands respect every week. Cena says you earn respect, not demand it. Cena goes on and stops to flirt some with AJ. Punk talks about how he won't be disrespected by anyone. Cena says Punk likely won't be the champion after SummerSlam. They go back and forth on the mic until Big Show comes out.
AJ gets upset and tells everyone to stop because she won't allow things to get out of hand on her show. She reminds Cena and Show they have matches tonight. Punk says he should be in the main event. AJ says he is but she doesn't know who the opponent is. She's going to let the fans pick. Fans can vote on Twitter for The Miz, Kane or Rey Mysterio. Voting begins now because the match is up first. AJ's music hits and she skips away as the announcers go over how to vote on Twitter. #PUNKREY, #PUNKKANE OR #PUNKMIZ are the options.
CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio
Back from the break and Punk waits in the ring. Jerry Lawler makes the announcement and the opponent is Rey Mysterio.
They lock up and go to the corner before breaking. Rey goes for a takedown and works on Punk's leg. They trade holds on the mat. Rey with kicks. Rey charges in the corner but Punk moves and he hits the ringpost. Punk with a pin attempt. Punk slams Rey and drops a leg for a 2 count. Punk with a scissors now. Rey fights out but Punk catches him in a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Punk with a backdrop and another pin attempt. Punk goes up top but Rey dropkicks him out to the floor. Rey leaps from the apron with a senton and takes Punk out. We go to commercial.
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