One week after Monday Night Raw ended with Big Show standing over the fallen body of John Cena, Cena opened the live show from Laredo, Tex.
Cena said that he was going to win his Money in the Bank match and was then interrupted by the barrage of "yes" chants from former World Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Bryan. Bryan said that Cena would be the first person to win the contract and lose the subsequent title shot. Just then, WWE Champion CM Punk appeared began to use Bryan's own chant against him. Chris Jericho came out and told Bryan to not worry about people stealing his lines, like Punk does with his. He said he needed to be creative and come up with more lines as he brought back three vintage Jericho lines to the excitement of the fans. Kane was next to appear and then Show. A melee ensued and Show was left as the only superstar standing.
Prime Time Players, Cody Rhodes and David Otunga vs. Kofi Kingston, Christian, R Truth and Santino Marella
One of the most difficult matches to make interesting is an eight-man tag match and this was no exception. The Prime Time Players left the ringside area and then Rhodes left Otunga, who was hit with the Cobra from Marella, Killswitch from Christian and a big splash from Brodus Clay.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Sin Cara
The match never even began as Del Rio attacked Sin Cara, making me wonder why WWE would squash his character again, especially considering he just returned a few weeks ago.
Paul Heyman via Satellite
Heyman said that his client Brock Lesnar has made an announcement about whether he would fight Triple H at Summerslam when Raw celebrates its 1,000th episode in three weeks.
Dolph Ziggler and Vicki Guerrero vs. Sheamus and AJ
This match saw Sheamus dominate Ziggler throughout. As Sheamus was getting ready for the Brogue Kick, Ziggler tagged in Guerrero, which led to AJ hitting the Shining Wizard for the win.
Backstage, AJ asked Punk about the match and he said he didn't know she had one, which upset the diva.
Doink vs. Heath Slater
Before the match, they played a video package highlighting Slater's recent problems with WWE Legends, including Vader and Psycho Sid.
This week, Slater actually got the win, but as soon as he began to celebrate, Diamond Dallas Page came out and nailed him with the Diamond Cutter.
Kane vs. Big Show
This no disqualification match was announced after the two men were involved in the altercation in the ring to open the show. Show got the win after choke slamming Kane onto a chair.
Tyson Kidd vs. Tensai
In an effort to build Kidd up for his entry in Money in the Bank, he got the quick win against Tensai. Most of the attention went away from Kidd as Tensai once again attacked Sakamoto.
After a commercial, Kidd was being interviewed in the locker room area and was attacked by Tensai.
CM Punk and John Cena vs. Chris Jericho and Daniel Bryan
This match saw all four men get their share of offense in, but the finish came after Cena and Jericho fought to the locker room. Once it was just Punk and Bryan, AJ appeared and ran around the ring. As Punk and Bryan exchanged shots, AJ walked around the ring, looking for something. She pulled a table out from under the ring and set it up on the floor. She slowly began walking up the ringside steps and climbed to the top rope, looking at the table the entire time. Bryan tried to persuade AJ to climb down the ropes and Punk jumped up to the turnbuckle to talk her down. AJ kissed Punk and pushed him off the ropes on top of Bryan and through the table, ending the show.
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