RAW Live Event Results From Worcester, MA (9/23): Heyman Appears, Punk Vs. Big Show
|By Raj Giri||September 23, 2012 | Comments|
The show starts off with AJ coming out and said that she had bad news, only to be cut off by WWE Champion CM Punk. Punk said, "yeah, there is bad news... and that bad news is that we're in Worcester." He said that it doesn't get any worse than that. Crowd boos as AJ breaks the bad news that John Cena won't be here tonight. Punk goes on to say that since there is no suitable opponent, he is taking the night off. AJ says that there is one, and that man is The Big Show. She also said that the fans get to chose the kind of match, either a 2 out of 3 or a lumberjack match. Paul Heyman gets on the mic, only to get booed out of the ring.
Back and forth match with a lot of cool moves from Mysterio and Sin Cara. Mysterio went for a double 619, but only hit Tensai with it and then he kicked the Miz to the outside. Mysterio hit Tensai with a splash from the top rope to get the victory for his team.
After the match, the Miz said that he didn't lose the match and that he can beat Mysterio anytime. He then challenged Mysterio to a match, which is next.
Rey Mysterio vs. The Miz
Mysterio controlled most of the match and won with a 619 and a splash from the top.
Antonio Cesaro vs. Zack Ryder
Decent match. Cesaro controlled most of the match, but Ryder tried to mount a comeback and hits a Broski Boot. Cesaro countered the Rough Ryder into his finisher to get the win.
After the match, a fan started telling Cesaro to go back in the ring because Ryder was better or something like that. Cesaro goes back in the ring and takes a Rough Ryder.
Damien Sandow vs. Justin Gabriel
Boring match. Gabriel did a few cool moves only to get pinned by Sandow.
Layla vs. Eve
Botch mania. Good to see the Divas though. Aksana was special guest ref. Eve win the match on a roll up with a quick count.
Aksana checked on Layla after the match. When Layla came to, she kicked Aksana in the head.
Brodus Clay vs. Heath Slater
Quick Match. Slater acted like he wanted to have a dance-off, only to cheap shot Clay. Clay gives him a german suplex, and then a splash to win the match. After the match was over, Clay danced with some kids in the ring.
CM Punk vs. The Big Show (Lumberjack match)
Show controlled most of the match. Every time Big Show slapped Punk in the chest, Punk would run outside of the ring only to be picked up by Brodus and put back in. Show chokeslammed Punk and went for the pin, but Sandow put Punk's foot on the rope. The lumberjacks started fighting and Big Show watched them go up the ramp, and was met by a belt shot to the head by Punk when he turned around. Big Show wins via disqualification.
After the match, Punk stood in the ring screaming that he was the best in the world. Big Show recovered, Punk turned around and was nailed by a WMD to end the show and send the fans home happy.
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