Superstars opens up with Scott Stanford. This edition of the show is set to be a special "Best of Raw 2012" version.
First up is from Over The Limit in May, when Big Show returned from being fired by John Laurinaitis to attack John Cena. A video is shown where Big Show talks about how he doesn't care about anyone else or what people think. A bunch of clips are shown highlighting the humorous things he has done in the past to reinforce how he is sick of being a joke.
Some of the clips shown include Show with a big blonde wig, dancing with Rikishi, riding an electric bull and his Wrestlemania sumo match against Akebono. Then, it shows him devastating a bunch of opponents (applying the Colossal Clutch to Santino Marella, slamming Brodus Clay, knocking out John Cena). Then, Show talks about how he was sick of doing crap for 18 years, and it shows him dressed up like a Viking, like Hulk Hogan and like Pee Wee Herman.
Big Show says he's not an entertainer, but a giant. Scott Stanford talks about how Show beat Sheamus for the World Heavyweight Title.
Next up is the tail end of Show and Sheamus' LumberJack Frost match from Raw on Monday.
Show is pressing the attack on Sheamus in the center of the ring. Sheamus fights back with a couple body punches, and bounds off the ropes for a double axe handle, but Show picks him up into a bear hug. Sheamus fights out with some forearms to the head.
He then knocks Show down several times and hits two shoulders to the gut, but Show lands a clothesline for a near fall. Show hits a Big Elbow drop for another near fall.
Show goes up for a Vader bomb, but Sheamus rolls out of the way and hits White Noise for a near fall. Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick, but Show catches it and sends him out of the ring. The heel Lumberjacks immediately begin attacking him, and the face Lumberjacks run over to save him, which leads to a huge brawl.
Tensai sends Sheamus back into the ring and Show signals for the knockout punch. Sheamus ducks it and nails a quick, standing Brogue Kick for the win. Immediately, all the Lumberjacks swarm the ring and a huge fight erupts. The face Lumberjacks clear out the bad ones and celebrate in the ring.
Next up, a vignette is shown that focuses on Triple H and Undertaker's End of an Era match. Taker talks about how all he could think about was his previous match with Triple H, and Triple H talks about how he isn't going to be the one to end the era.
Undertaker talks about how Shawn Michaels was better than Triple H and goads him into fighting again.
A vignette is then shown where various wrestlers talk about their opinion of the End of an Era match. John Cena said that it lived up to the hype, and Randy Orton said the electricity for that match was unlike any other. Cody Rhodes said that he was at the Edge of his seat, and CM Punk said that it was so good because everyone was lost in the moment.
William Regal says that the match meant more to Triple H and Taker than life itself. Then, a series of still photos from the match are shown. They are mostly the aftermath of big moves. Miz then says he could hear all 50 chair shots in his ears still. Then, they all talk about how Michaels Superkicked Undertaker, which led to Triple H nailing a pedigree, but Taker still kicked out.
They all then talked about how their match was truly the end of an era, and that it will go down in history as one of the best matches of all time.
Next up, the focus is on the anger management sessions between Daniel Bryan and Kane, which led to the formation of Team Hell No. It was a hilarious vignette that had a heartwarming style music applied.
It shows the two hugging it out, and the post hug out fight where Kane nails a chokeslam and Bryan hits Kane with a chair. This led into the tail end of a match where Team Hell No faced the Prime Time Players on September 10th for the number one contendership for the Tag Team Titles.
It opens with Darren Young applying a choke to Bryan. Bryan fights back and nails a flying kick. Kane signals for him to be tagged in, but Bryan says no and hits his multiple chest kicks. Kane tags himself in hard and whips Young into the corner, followed with a big clothesline.
He then hits another clothesline and then nails his trademark sidewalk slam for a near fall. Kane goes up to the top rope and nails a flying lariat. He then hits a chokeslam, and Titus O'Neil runs in and Kane sends him over the top rope. Bryan tags himself in hard and Kane chokeslams Bryan onto Young, causing Young to be pinned. Bryan and Kane become the new number one contenders.
Up next, a vignette highlighting Raw 1000 is shown. Clips include DX attacking an interrupting Damien Sandow, Lita beating Heath Slater with help from the APA, Miz winning the Intercontinental Title, Mae Young and Mark Henry's hand child, Vince McMahon's announcement of AJ as general manager of Raw, The Rock attacking Daniel Bryan, Undertaker and Kane fighting off all the undercard wrestlers and their double tombstones and Triple H and Brock Lesnar fighting.
Then, Cena's Money in the Bank cash in from Raw 1000 is shown. Cena and Punk tie up in the center of the ring and Cena backs Punk into the corner. The ref breaks it up and the tie back up. Punk hits some big chest chops but Cena clubs him with some forearms to the back. Cena hits a takedown.
Punk fights out and nails Cena with a kick to the back, and then a backbreaker for a near fall. Punk locks in a chin lock, and Cena fights back to his feet. They go back and forth with strikes.
Cena comes out on top and hits his multiple shoulder knockdowns. Punk reverses and nails a standing dropkick, and then a clothesline. Punk hits his trademark high knee. He goes for the bulldog, but Cena counters into a spin out powerbomb. He signals for the Five Knuckle Shuffle, but Punk kicks him in the head twice.
Punk signals for the GTS, but Cena fights out and shoves Cena into the ref. He then nails the AA, but the ref can't count the pin.
Back from commercial, and Big Show runs out and nails Cena with a spear. He signals for the Knockout Punch and successfully lands it. Punk looks on in disbelief and tries to rouse the ref. Punk pins Cena for a near fall.
Punk picks up Cena for the GTS, but Cena reverses it into the STF. Show runs out again and hits Cena with an elbow drop as the ref calls for the bell. Show unloads on Cena.
The Rock runs out for the save, and hits a big spine buster on Show. He goes for the People's Elbow, but Punk breaks it up by nailing Rock with a flying clothesline. Punk then mocks Rock and hits the GTS on him.
Back from commercial, and Punk's 400+ day title reign is the new focus. A vignette is shown highlighting his various title defenses against the likes of Del Rio, Jericho, Cena and Big Show.
Punk's promo from this week on Raw where Punk talks about how Ryback has ruined the holidays is then shown. Punk talks about how Ryback will receive no punishment for hurting him, and that Ryback is crazy for thinking he is going to get a shot at his title while he is still rehabbing.
Paul Heyman then chastises the crowd for booing Punk, and then goes on to mention his alleged CM Punk targeting conspiracy. Ryback interrupts and Heyman says that if Ryback touches Punk they will sue him. Ryback says that if Punk is cleared to wrestle in two weeks, that he will face Punk for the WWE Title in a TLC match.
Scott Stanford then closes the show. What did you think of WWE Superstars this week? Sound off in the comments section below.
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