|By Marc Middleton | September 17, 2012 | Comments|
Sandow gets up and hits Ryder with his neckbreaker finisher for the win.
Winner: Damien Sandow
- We see the footage of Jerry Lawler returning to Memphis earlier today. Cole hypes next week's interview with Lawler.
- Still to come, Cena and Sheamus vs. Punk and Del Rio. Back to commercial.
Back from commercial and out comes the World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus. John Cena is out next. Ricardo Rodriguez is at ringside to introduce Alberto Del Rio, who comes in driving a 2012 Rolls Royce. WWE Champion CM Punk is out next with Paul Heyman.
Punk starts the match by holding up the WWE Title belt for several minutes as Heyman claps at ringside. We go to commercial with Punk still holding the belt in the air.
Back from the break and Punk starts out with Cena. Punk immediately tags in Del Rio and goes to the floor to talk with Heyman. Del Rio and Cena lock up and go at it. Del Rio takes him to the corner and beats him down. Cena turns it around and gets a 2 count. Cena tags in Sheamus and they double team Del Rio a bit. Sheamus takes him to the corner and beats him down. Del Rio gets a boot up but Sheamus catches him with the Celtic Cross for 2. Cena tags in but Del Rio kicks him and tags Punk in. Cena unloads on Punk and hits a bulldog. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment but Punk fights out and goes to the floor after a thumb to Cena's eye.
Punk comes back in and stomps away on Cena. Del Rio tags back in and they double team Cena. Del Rio chokes Cena on the ropes as Punk gets in a cheap shot. Punk tags himself back in and they double team Cena again. Cena fights them both off but Punk hits a drop toe hold and takes Cena down. Sheamus comes in and takes Punk to the corner. Sheamus beats Punk down and clotheslines him for a 2 count. Punk gets an elbow up and tags in Del Rio. Del Rio hits a big boot and then a kick to the head on Sheamus. Del Rio taunts Cena and punches on Sheamus some more. Sheamus moves and Del Rio gets hung up on the apron. Sheamus hits the forearm to the chest as the crowd counts. Sheamus hits White Noise on Del Rio. Sheamus calls for the Brogue Kick but has to knock Punk off the apron. Del Rio sneaks up with a Backstabber on Sheamus for 2.
Punk tags back in and works over Sheamus. They trade shots until Punk dropkicks the leg out. Punk taunts Sheamus and applies a submission with his knees to the back. Sheamus counters and gets a 2 count. Del Rio comes back in and keeps control of Sheamus. Sheamus fights out but Del Rio cuts him off and stomps on his head for another pin attempt. Sheamus catches Del Rio with a big backbreaker and both go down. Cena tags in as Punk does also. Cena hits the shoulderblocks and side slam. Cena calls for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but Punk tries to kick him. Cena grabs it and goes for the STF. Del Rio makes the save but gets a Brogue Kick from Sheamus. Punk takes out Sheamus. Cena hits the AA on Punk for the win.
Winners: John Cena and Sheamus
- After the match, Sheamus and John Cena embrace in the ring before Cena leaves and goes up the ramp. Punk and Heyman argue with the referee about the count as we go to replays. Replays show that Punk had his foot on the bottom rope but the referee missed the call. The referee tries to leave but Punk gets in his face. Heyman gets in between them but Punk won't give up. Punk follows him up the ramp and yells that his foot was on the ropes. Punk follows the referee into the back and RAW goes off the air.
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