|By Raj Giri||October 20, 2012 | Comments|
Show begins at 7:30pm with Justin Roberts making his entrance. He welcomes everyone and asks the crowd to stand for the national anthem. Next, the Raw theme and intro package play followed by some intense pyro.
AJ Lee starts out the show. She says she "hates to be the bearer of bad news", but CM Punk appears and cuts her off. He walks down the ramp with Heyman and enters the ring. He says the bad news she was going to share is that Cena is not there tonight. He brags that it is thanks to him injuring Cena. He goes on to say that he figured out why AJ is the worst GM ever, claiming it's because "she is a woman" and "women shouldn't be in charge of anything". Also, he disses her being born and raised in NJ. He has bad news of his own, he won't be competing because he has no competition and goes to exit. AJ informs him that he will defend his title in the main event against Ryback, in a Lumberjack match unless he wants to be stripped of his belt. She skips around him and then to the back. CM Punk exits, and then Justin Roberts announces the main event for later in the night.
For the first match, Santino comes out and the kids go wild. He tosses his cobra, a hat, and his pink arm bands to the crowd. His opponent is Tensai, who comes out to no crowd reaction. The match starts with Santino doing a roll toward Tensai, trying to be funny. There is some back and forth, with Santino being silly for the kids. Tensai charges at Santino, who pulls down the top rope sending Tensai to the outside. Tensai goes back in and gets some offense going. Santino comes back with a split, then a backdrop to Tensai. He grabs his cobra out of his tights and goes to strike. Tensai catches his arm and gets Santino in a sleeper. Santino tries to strike with the cobra, missing behind him several times, until he breaks free and finally hits it. He pins and gets a 3 count. Santino is the winner and the crowd pops. It was a joke of a match, more for laughs.
The commercial featuring Layla on breast cancer is shown next. Justin Roberts talks briefly about their affiliation with the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
"The next match set for one fall is for the Divas Title!" Layla is out first. (She tripped slightly coming out.) Eve is out next, looking stunning with her belt. The match opens with some typical cat- fighting and rolling around. After some back and forth, Eve offers a hand shake and is booed. Layla thinks about it, then wipes her hand on her backside and then extends her hand to Eve. Layla grabs Eve by her hand, pulls her down and spanks her, and then basically humps her over the rope to the outside. Layla goes out, but Eve attacks, throwing her back in for a failed pin attempt. Eve does a snapmare, a kick, then goes to pin again. 2 count. She then chokes Layla on the bottom rope. She climbs up in the corner and does a hangman choke to Layla, followed by a headlock. Layla fights out and gets a roll up out of nowhere. Eve kicks out. Eve reverses into a pinů2 count. Eve hits a great kick then does a booty pop standing over Layla, who trips her making Eve fall into a split. Layla performs a few takedowns, a cross body, and tries to pin again. Eve gets out and hits her finisher. 1,2,3. This match was much better than the 1st match, with a solid showing by the Divas, but didn't get much crowd reaction. Layla is cheered as she heads to the back.
More talk of the Susan G. Komen Foundation and donations. Next match, David Otunga makes his way to the ring to no response. Once in the ring, they turn down the lights, with a spotlight on him and some corny Masters-esque music as he disrobes and poses. His opponent is Michael McGillicuty. The match was a bit boring, with a lot of show-boating from Otunga. Michael made a comeback and surprises with the win.
They show the new Brodus Clay and Snoop Dog commercial for Hot Pockets. Lame. Brodus and the Funkadactyls make their entrance, the crowd pops for it. He's facing Jack Swagger. Glad to see Swagger again, he's looking good. The bell rings and Brodus makes fun of Swagger by pretending to fly like an eagle. Swagger flies like an eagle on the outside, getting in the dancers' faces. Back in the ring, they go back and forth for a bit. Swagger with an arm lock, while the crowd cheers on Brodus. Brodus hits a head but, then splashes the All American for a 3 count. The crowd jumps up, they bring kids in the ring and dance. They bow before heading out.
Justin Roberts announces an interactive fan poll. The crowd can text to vote whether Paul Heyman should be allowed at ringside during the Lumberjack match later on. It's not looking good for Heyman so far. Now a 15 minute intermission.
Back from the break, Roberts makes a shout out to the NJ National Guard members in attendance. Damien Sandow is out next to a decent pop. He lectures the crowd. He is facing JTG. Womp womp. The crowd does chant a bit for JTG during the match though. The match was mostly a good showing for Sandow. He hit the Elbow of Disdain for a 2 count. JTG retaliates and gets a pin attempt for 2. Sandow hits his finisher out of nowhere and wins the match. He does his cartwheel and exits.
A clip of Daniel Bryan plays where he says that he is the best Tag Team Champions. Kane appears and they argue back and forth. For the next match, the Tag Titles are on the line. Bryan is out first and the crowd goes wild. He's yelling "NO!" and rips up a "YES!" fan sign. Kane is out next. They taunt in the ring and the crowd boos Bryan and cheers for Kane back and forth, followed by a "YES!" chant. Primo and Epico finally come out accompanied by Rosa Mendes to no reaction. Rosa tripped a little. Before the bell, Daniel Bryan climbs the turnbuckle to toss his shirt to the crowd, but throws it on the floor instead teasing the fans. Kane and Epico start out. Kane dominates of course. Primo is tagged in, they go to suplex Kane, but he reverses with a double suplex. Bryan dives from the apron to outside on to Primo. Bryan and Primo end up in the ring, with a series of tags between Primo and Epico. Bryan and Epico fight and Epico pushes Kane on the turnbuckle. Kane decks him from the apron. Bryan takes advantage, and then tags in Kane. Bryan gets back in, with Kane launching Bryan into Epico in the corner. Bryan with some kicks and "YES!" cheers begin. He covers for a 2 count. Kane back in. He throws Epico around. Kane tags Bryan. Bryan goes up top, Epico ducks and he hits Kane with a double axe handle. Kane and Bryan argue and shove each other. A "hug it out" cheer starts up. They go to hug, but are interrupted with a double drop kick from the challengers. Primo gets some offense on Bryan. Epico is back in with a headlock. Bryan elbows free and tries to tag, but is pulled away. Primo gets in again. Primo hits a suplex for a pin attempt. Epico is tagged in. Bryan finally gets to Kane. Kane goes wild. He hits a sidewalk slam, for a 2 count. Kane knocks Primo off the apron and goes up top with a take down on Epico, then goes for a choke slam to be interrupted by Bryan who tags himself in. Bryan goes up top and misses a move. Kane grabs Bryan by the neck, but then choke slams Epico. Bryan taunts, and Primo surprises him with a school boy. Bryan gets out and locks in his finisher. Primo taps. "Still the Tag Team Champions....Team Hell No." Kane and Bryan then fight over the belts. Bryan charges like a bull as Kane waves his belt around. More "YES!" chants from the fans. Kane won't give him the belt, so Bryan acts sad, and walks away. Kane stops him, offers his belt, but then won't let go. Kane drops both belts, and offers a hug. They hug and the crowd loves it. They raise arms and belts, but Bryan grabs Kane's belt and runs up the ramp. Kane chases him to the back.
A package from Raw's contract signing is shown. The crowd chants "Feed me more!"
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