|By Marc Middleton | October 08, 2012 | Comments|
Cole is joined by Jim Ross and JBL on commentary as Cena makes his way to the ring. Cena says he missed everyone and asks if the fans missed him. He's answered with cheers and boos. He says one week off felt like a year but it's good to be back in the ring. Cena says it took him a week off to realize what really was going on in WWE. He talks about Team Hell No, Antonio Cesaro, the WWE Divas and AJ Lee. Cena says AJ has lost her mind but not her charm. Cena says he would like to take AJ on a date. Cena brings up Vince McMahon being here and Arnold Schwarzenegger being the Social Media Ambassador. Cena says Larry King is here tonight. Cena gets the fans riled up. Cena says he and the fans don't have a voice. He says CM Punk stole the voice of WWE. Some fans start chanting for Punk. Cena talks about Hell In a Cell and says that match could be a moment people remember Punk for. Cena hopes the fans tell Punk how they feel when he comes out tonight. Cena wants the match at Hell In a Cell. Cena says Punk sometimes simply just isn't a man.
Cena tells Punk not to be a punk and face him at Hell In a Cell. Cena thanks the fans for letting him speak and goes to leave. Ryback's music hits and out he comes.
Ryback vs. Primo and Epico
Ryback and Cena exchange a look as they walk past each other on the ramp. Ryback hits the ring as we see a replay from last week of Ryback coming out at the end of the Jim Ross Appreciation Night segment with Punk and Paul Heyman. Back to tonight and out comes Ryback's opponents Primo and Epico with Rosa Mendes.
Ryback drops Primo and catches a kick from Epico. Ryback drops Epico and slams Primo onto him. Epico tries to attack from behind but it doesn't phase Ryback. They double team him and get him on the mat. Primo and Epico stomp away and drop elbows on Ryback. They try a few pin attempts but barely get a count. More double teaming but the fans start chanting for Ryback. Primo holds Ryback while Epico slaps him. Ryback fights them off and hits two pairs of clotheslines. Ryback grabs them both for a double Shellshocked and nails it for the win.
- We get hype for Vince McMahon's return before going to commercial.
Brodus Clay vs. R-Truth
Back from the commercial and out comes Brodus Clay with Naomi and Cameron. R-Truth waits at ringside and comes in with Little Jimmy. Truth takes a mic and apologizes to Brodus. Truth says they can fight some other time because Jimmy is going through puberty and he wants to dance. Truth has Clay's music played again. The invisible Little Jimmy dances with Truth, Clay, Cameron and Naomi. Vince McMahon appears on the big screen and tells them to dance up the ramp so he can give the State of WWE Address. Vince has the music played again as everyone dances out of the ring. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and out comes Vince McMahon to give a State of WWE Address. Vince heads to the ring to a big pop from the crowd.
Vince says the state of WWE is an invisible little boy dancing in the ring. He says there's room for that in WWE with other stuff like goat faced vegans, masked luchadors and more. Vince says the most important thing in WWE is the action. The fans want to see the best of the best. He's interrupted by the music and out comes WWE Champion CM Punk with Paul Heyman right behind him. Punk mocks Vince as he heads down the ramp.
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