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WWE RAW Results – 5/21/2012

– Tonight’s WWE RAW Supershow opens up with a look at John Laurinaitis, People Power and the match against John Cena at last night’s Over the Limit pay-per-view.

– We’re live from the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia as John Cena’s music its and out he comes. Cena has a serious look on his face as he marches to the ring.

Cena takes a mic and says he’s had a lot of matches where he comes out on Monday, congratulates his opponent and wants to move on. Cena yells and asks what the hell happened. John Laurinaitis beat him. Cena rips Laurinaitis and says he got a taste of his own medicine last night. They were having fun until Big Show showed up. Cena says Show sold out and there’s on possible explanation for what he did last night.

Cena says Show would have got hired back by whoever took over for Laurinaitis after he got fired. Cena references the old RAW General Manager laptop and says he would rather have it back. Ace’s music hits and out comes Eve Torres. She introduces Laurinaitis and out he comes in a handicap scooter. He gets to his feet with crutches and talks about having to be rushed to the hospital last night. He runs off a list of injuries. Laurinaitis says Cena or anyone else can never lay a finger on him again or they will be terminated. Laurinaitis introduces Big Show and says he re-hired him on Saturday, giving him a big bonus. Laurinaitis announces Show vs. Cena for No Way Out in June.

Show comes out to the stage and the crowd tells him he sucks. Show says everyone wants an explanation but nobody is entitled to one. Show says he was on his knees begging for his job last week and nobody loves this business more than he does. The crowd chants sell out. Show says after 18 years, he got nothing in return when he got fired. Show says he did what anyone else would have done. He’s got an iron-clad contract now and he’s proud of it. Show asks how Cena or any of the fans can judge him. Show says there will be No Way Out for Cena because he’s going to knock him out. Show walks off to the back. Out comes David Otunga. Otunga says it’s time for Cena to lose to him now. Cena says he’s not in the mood. He tells Otunga to go in the back and watch re-runs of Law & Order. Cena promises to hurt Otunga if he gets in the ring. Otunga dedicates the match to Laurinaitis before posing on the stage and heading to the ring. We go to commercial.

John Cena vs. David Otunga

The bell rings and Otunga goes to break through the ropes but Cena tries to get at him. Cena tries again but Otunga leaves the ring. Cena chases him to the floor and Otunga makes it back in first. Cena chases Otunga around and back in again. Otunga meets Cena with right hands now until the referee backs him off. Otunga poses as Eve and Laurinaitis look on from the ramp.

Cena fights back and hits the Attitude Adjustment while looking at Laurinaitis. Cena applies the STF on Otunga for the win.

Winner: John Cena

– After the match, Cena won’t let go of the hold until Tyler Reks, Curt Hawkins, Darren Young and Titus O’Neil rush the ring and attack him. They beat him down until World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus runs down for the save. Sheamus and Cena empty the ring together. Laurinaitis says he didn’t give them permission to do that and tells them to get backstage. Laurinaitis announces Sheamus and Cena vs. 3 other Superstars in a 2 on 3 Handicap Lumberjack match. Laurinaitis rides off on his scooter as Sheamus and Cena pose for the fans.

– Still to come tonight, Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio. Also, Daniel Bryan will call out CM Punk about the controversy at Over the Limit. Back to commercial.

– Ricardo Rodriguez is beginning to introduce Alberto Del Rio when WWE United States Champion Santino Marella interrupts. Santino says he’s been listening to Ricardo but he can’t understand him and his accent is ridiculous, like his eyebrows. Santino says Ricardo knows nothing about the art of introducing and asks him to roll some R’s off his tongue. They go back and forth until the Cobra scares Ricardo back into the ropes. Santino hits Ricardo with the Cobra this time and he goes down.

Alberto Del Rio vs. Randy Orton

Santino begins to introduce Del Rio as his music hits. Del Rio finally comes driving in after Cole plugs the 1,000th RAW. Del Rio doesn’t look happy about Santino doing his introduction. Santino walks off as Del Rio hits the ring and we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and out comes Randy Orton to a big pop. The bell rings and they go at it. Orton fights out of the corner but misses a knee drop. Del Rio comes back with a big kick and starts working on the shoulder. Orton fights out and takes Del Rio to the corner with right hands. Del Rio takes back control and knocks Orton to the floor as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and Del Rio drops Orton on his arm for another 2 count. Del Rio misses a dropkick and ends up out on the floor. Orton takes control now and hits the powerslam. Orton with the second rope draping DDT. Orton drops for the RKO but Chris Jericho comes in and hits the Codebreaker for the DQ.

Winner by DQ: Randy Orton

– The crowd chants “you suck” at Jericho as he stands over Orton. Jericho says he is the best in the world at what he does. Jericho says it again and asks Orton if he understands. Jericho yells it now as Orton gets to his feet. Jericho hits another Codebreaker and gets down in Orton’s face talking trash. Jericho says he’s the best in the world again and drops the mic. He looks to leave the ring but comes back to pick Orton up. Jericho has lost it as he hits Orton with a third Codebreaker.

– Still to come, the 2 on 3 Handicap Lumberjack match. We see Daniel Bryan walking backstage. Back to commercial.

– Back from the break and out comes Daniel Bryan. He says an injustice was done last night and he should be the new WWE Champion. He shows footage of CM Punk tapping out. Bryan says he deserves to be champion and will make Punk tap out again. Bryan demands a rematch and out comes WWE Champion CM Punk.

Punk shows footage of what happened on SmackDown last week. He introduces Bryan’s opponent for tonight and out comes Kane. Punk makes his way over to commentary.

Kane vs. Daniel Bryan

The bell rings and Kane goes to work on Bryan. Kane takes it to the corner and beats Bryan down. Kane hits a big splash in the corner but Bryan moves next and dropkicks him. Bryan goes to the top but comes down and Kane grabs him for a chokeslam. Bryan counters and dumps Kane out to the floor. Bryan dives through the ropes and takes out Kane. Punk gets up from commentary and grabs a steel chair. He acts like he’s going to hit Bryan but goes to hit Kane. Bryan stops him from hitting Kane and grabs the chair from Punk. Kane gets up and sees Bryan with the chair. Kane attacks Bryan and unloads on him with the chair as Punk sits back down for commentary and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner by DQ: Daniel Bryan

– After the match, Kane rolls Bryan back into the ring and chokeslams him. Kane chokeslams him again before leaving the ring. Punk goes in the ring to “check” on Bryan. Punk applies the Anaconda Vice and Bryan taps. Punk lets up and mocks Bryan by chanting yes.

– Still to come, Cena and Sheamus teaming up in the main event. Back to commercial.

– AJ Lee stops CM Punk backstage. She says she enjoyed watching him beat up Daniel Bryan. He says maybe she’s not crazy but she’s sadistic. She starts to lose it and cry. He hesitates but hugs her and says everything will be fine. He tells her to stop crying and she does. He says he sort of digs crazy chicks and walks off.

– We see Paul Heyman and Triple H’s exchange from last week. Triple H is meeting with WWE’s legal team this week seeing what to do next about Heyman and Brock Lesnar.

– Justin Roberts introduces the new Intercontinental Champion Christian and out he comes as we go to commercial.

Christian vs. Jinder Mahal

Back from the break and out comes Jinder Mahal. They lock up and Mahal strikes first. Christian catches him with a neckbreaker and a missile dropkick from the corner. Mahal ends up dumping Christian out to the floor and working him over on the apron. Mahal drops several knees and a suplex for 2.

Christian comes back and hits the sunset flip from the corner for 2. Christian with right hands and a forearm. Christian with the drop down right hand and elbow from the second rope. Mahal blocks Killswitch and drops Christian with a big boot. Christian comes back and hits Killswitch. He goes back to the top and hits a big splash for the win.

Winner: Christian

– Still to come tonight, Cena and Sheamus vs. 3 mystery opponents. Kelly Kelly is backstage walking as we take another commercial break.

Beth Phoenix vs. Kelly Kelly

Back from the break and out comes Kelly Kelly followed by Beth Phoenix. Beth tackles Kelly and punches her. She starts stomping and then scoop slams Kelly. Beth with an elbow drop and a leg drop for a 2 count.

We see Layla watching backstage as Kelly fights back. Beth cuts her off and knocks her to the mat. Beth rubs her face into the mat and slams her by her hair. Beth misses a splash in the corner. Kelly with a Thesz Press. Kelly beats Beth up in the corner. She goes for the back elbow in the corner but Beth knocks her out and hits the Glam Slam for the win.

Winner: Beth Phoenix

– We see Laurinaitis backstage riding his scooter around as we go back to commercial.

Handicap Lumberjack Match: Sheamus and John Cena vs. Tensai, Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler

Back from the break and out first comes the World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus followed by his partner John Cena. Vickie Guerrero comes out next and says she’s thrilled to still be a part of People Power. She introduces Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger as two of the opponents. Out next comes Tensai with Sakomoto.

The Lumberjacks start coming out and it’s all heel wrestlers. David Otunga, Tyler Reks, Curt Hawkins, Chris Jericho, Alberto Del Rio, Darren Young, Titus O’Neil, Epico, Primo, Drew McIntrye and several others. Sheamus starts things off with Dolph. They lock up and Sheamus takes Ziggler down first. Sheamus takes Ziggler down and drops him with a shoulder. Laurinaitis appears on the stage to watch the match. Sheamus keeps control of Ziggler and gets a 2 count.

Cena comes in and goes at it with Swagger now. Cena comes back and hits a big clothesline. Tensai gets tagged in and knocks Cena down with an elbow. Tensai takes Cena to the corner and beats him up now. Swagger tags himself in and continues the attack on Cena. Sheamus comes in and unloads on Swagger. Sheamus with a big scoop slam and a 2 count as Ziggler breaks the pin. Sheamus tosses Ziggler out of the ring into the Lumberjacks. Tensai comes in and goes at it with Sheamus now. They trade shots until Tensai sends Sheamus out of the ring. He fights the Lumberjacks off and dives into a bunch of them. Jericho grabs Sheamus’ leg but Cena kicks him off. Tensai takes back control of Sheamus and tags in Swagger.

More offense by Swagger and another tag to Tensai. Tensai keeps Sheamus down as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and it’s Sheamus and Swagger going at it now. Swagger applies the ankle lock and tags in Tensai. Sheamus fights Tensai off but gets whipped hard into the corner. Tensai with a big splash in the corner. Tensai tosses Sheamus to the apron and kicks him out to the Lumberjacks where they beat him up. Another tag to Swagger as Sheamus is kept on the mat. Ziggler comes in to keep up the attack on Sheamus.

Sheamus tries for a comeback but Ziggler takes his leg out and hits the big leg drop for a 2 count. Swagger comes back in and keeps Sheamus grounded as Big Show appears on the stage to watch the match. Another tag to Tensai for more of the same on Sheamus. Sheamus finally fights back but Tensai drops him. Tensai with a big slam and a leg drop for 2. Sheamus fights all three out of the corner and hits the senton on Swagger. Cena finally comes in and unloads on Ziggler. Cena with the Five Knuckle Shuffle but before he can hit it, the Lumberjacks swarm Sheamus. Cena makes the save and the Lumberjacks get the upperhand. The Lumberjacks bring Cena and Sheamus into the ring to beat them down. Now the babyface wrestlers come out. CM Punk, Christian, Santino Marella, R-Truth, Kofi Kingston, Brodus Clay, The Great Khali and several others come out. Cena walks up the ramp looking for Big Show as the huge brawl continues in the ring.

Cena runs in the back and sees Laurinaitis but can’t touch him or he will be fired. Cena wants to know where Big Show is. Laurinaitis walks off and out of nowhere, Big Show drops him with a knockout punch. Show walks off following Laurinaitis as RAW goes off the air.

  • Rucdogg

    Wow, Ive watched the opening segment twice now, not for Big or Littly Johnny’s captivating promo, but for the fat ass Eve had in that skirt….holy cow. My wife should tweet her a thank you cuz that def got me going last night

  • SYM

    WOW Ok at No Way Out Cena will AA Big Show he’ll win, and Jerry Lawler, Cole, Booker T & the children in attendance will act like they’ve never seen Big Show lifted before.


    jimbo jones how dare you try to bring logic into WWE storylines

  • SaveUs.150FPS

    Man Raw has gotten so boring.

  • jimbo jones

    Okay so HHH puts his hand on Heyman’s mouth last week and has a pending lawsuit against him for assault because of it while we are supposed to also forget that Brock “broke” HHH’s arm on national television but there is no legal ramifications pending against him! Brock is also suing WWE for breach of a verbal agreement made with Laurenitis to which WWE is trying to make everyone think the Verbal agreement will actually stick, but at the same time a verbal agreement that Big Show made with Big Johnny does’nt count for crap because an actual contract was signed Monday morning! What are they doing? Seriously, either they’re just pandering to the “kids” in the audience and hope none of them are attempting to get a law degree by the time they are 9 or are they purposely trying to insult the fans’ intelligence?

  • poko

    Pretty good finish saved a predictable main event. That was an old-school “good guys” vs. “bad guys” locker-room-emptying brawl. Not bad. If they’re going to do the Laurinaitis angle as a hostile takeover kind of thing, then Big Show jumping ship makes sense. They probably need another big name to join him, though, which makes me wonder if there will be more defections.

    If they’re going to do this, then they need to do it big, where it affects the entire roster.

  • van

    i agree with what?

  • what?

    what a freaking joke

  • BlaH

    by the time Khali gets to the ring the brawl will be over

  • ant

    i havent heard a boo for Cena all tonight wow thats incredible

  • Emerson

    I gotta say, The actual real deal the signed Brock Lesnar to was a waste of $5 million dollars, you only have him for something like 25 dates and you use up 5 of them less than a month after signing him, Now all that hype and excitement is gone, you then have him feud with Triple H but instead of having either of them bother showing up you show replays from when they did and bring it up every hour and half for the next two raws, they should have told Lesnar either he is in or out because it is a huge waste of money and time to push someone who isn’t even around. Rock is one thing, he earned his spot and right to come and go. Lesnar didn’t earn a damn thing.

  • BlaH

    wtf Tensai is bleeding from the forehead?

  • what?

    nothing like making the champ look weak wwe writer doing just a bang up job

  • ant

    man WWE messed up they could have had a Sheamus/Finlay feud back when Sheamus first started now we’ll never get to see those two irishmen slug it out in a Belfast Brawl

  • van

    Here Comes The Big Slow

  • poko

    It’s looking like they’re trying to recreate the Vince McMahon heel era.

    Except, well, Laurinaitis is no Vince, and John Cena is sure as hell no Stone Cold.

  • cakes

    ziggles is in the main event….possibly saved raw?

  • van

    its hard to watch the last match pg era sucks monkeys balls

  • van

    this show sucks

  • straight-edge

    time to turn it lord fatsai is sickening

  • BlaH

    DZ & Swag cant get a break
    # ’12 JobSquad

  • BlaH

    Pay up bud!
    I thought she would win too being that shes in Maxim.
    But I glad Beth didnt job to her no wrestling talent butt.

  • ##

    Kelly Kelly’s springboard elbow is so disrespectful to “The Great Muta”. Maxim mag keeps trying to tell me she’s hot but she’s not. I’d still bang her though.

  • Cropsy

    this RAW makes all the sense in the world because Katie Vick.

  • ##

    d you owe me $10

  • d

    lol shows what i know

  • d

    and christian used the frog splash in tna can’t remember if he’s used it since he returned

  • d

    $10 kelly kelly wins with a roll up

  • ant

    idiot announcers Christans BEEN using the frog splash

  • Brian

    I guess they have to change even it out (Big show-heel Kane-face)

  • poko

    Christian has been flip-flopped around so often that the crowd has no idea how to react.

  • Dave

    So they expect us to believe that a verbal contract is binding as far as Brock Lesnar sueing WWE. But as far as Big Show is concerned, a verbal contract doesn’t apply so he wasn’t under contract at the time.
    Have they ever heard the word “Continuity”?

  • ant

    im sort of digging AJ’s character honestly

  • what?

    i would let aj go crazy on me anytime

  • ant

    what the hell Kane is face now?

  • what?

    @ant that’s the problem it’s played out laurinitis is boring if they want a good heel gm give the job to hayman .hell bring back Eric Bischoff just stop with the laurinitis bullshit

  • poko


    Most of the rest of us know this isn’t real. There are more plot holes on RAW on a nightly basis than in a Twilight novel. Get over it. It’s not even close to being a big deal.

  • blue4everd

    WWE Universe ‏@WWEUniverse
    It’s official! @WWETheBigShow had a verbal agreement with @WWERawGM, but didn’t sign a contract until AFTER #OverTheLimit! #OtungaLaw #WWE

    this is what there save was….hmmmm

  • Luke

    Jericho and Orton feud..? I would enjoy that

  • ant

    got damn i wish people would stop bitching about the laurinitis/big show storyline i mean got damn just let it play out

  • yofits

    Give the US title to Hunico or Scene Cara.
    Santino sucks

  • Mark

    They better pull this one out or a lot of fans will be saying fuck you to WWE and turn the channel. I am reading the post and I have to say WWE does not care. I say we all just turn the channel or do something else. There is a breakdown column on this site, let’s ALL see what would be the breakdown if we all tuned out

  • Mark

    Apparently no one in the WWE is aware that a verbal agreement is a contract and is enforcable in court so you can tell they are scrambling to save face on this screw up, but it is already too late. WWE has basically said fuck you to it s fans and assumes that they are stupid and do not know anything about law.

  • Howe

    Hahaha. Someone told Vince about the gaping plot hole in the Big Show story and he had the announcers cover it up. hahaha. So who f’ed up? Big Show to say that or Vince to tell Big Show to say that?

  • what?

    yeah bullshit now their trying to cover up their fuck up

  • ant

    lol santinos funny

  • ant

    ay i heard a rumor that sin cara will return tonight

  • what?

    david A LIST otunga needs to just go away

  • what?

    i hope they kill this lame ass storyline before raw goes to 3 hours

  • yofits

    david A LIST otunga should be the wwe champion.

  • Mark

    Um. WWE fucked up it’s own storyline because if Big Show was rehired on Saturday then John Lauranitis needs to be gone, unless Triple H will be coming out to let him know that he is fired

  • poko

    Why does Cena only act like a serious bad-ass against people he’s supposed to squash?

  • what?

    im sorry this storyline went from being kinda ok to being really stupid .make me wonder if wwe writers are brain dead

  • D2K

    I think don’t think I’ve seen a bigger fail of an angle than this in recent memory.

  • Howe

    What a weak angle. How many times has the WWE/TNA/WCW done the “face-turns-heel due to circumstance” angle? *Sigh*

  • I don’t think otunga has enough babay oil on

  • straight-edge

    if show was signed on saturday then sunday he would had been a wwe superstar which means he should be fired. damn wwe start maken since

  • Stevie

    So wait, didn’t the statement Cena said last week say if any WWE employee interfered in the match they would be fired? And Big Johnny said he rehired BIg Show on Saturday which makes him a WWE employee on Sunday at the PPV? WTF!!! Consistency bitches, consistency!!! So now the Big Show has to be fired to fit the story line or it really is just all bullshit!

  • what?

    he hired him big slow back saturday so that makes him a wwe super star on sunday so wwe either fucked up or this is away to fire john the dumbass

  • D2K

    Um, if John Laryngitis rehired the Big Show on Saturday and the PPV took place on Sunday, doesn’t that violate the terms of the contract?

  • poko

    Hold up. No, wait, hold up.

    EVERYTHING ELSE ASIDE, Cena wants us to think that Show could have limped his big ass out to the ring, all the way from the back, before he could have gotten a three-count on Big Johnny?

  • what?

    OMFG vince save us

  • yofits

    Is John Cena virgin? He looks like he hasn’t had sex in a while.

  • ant

    vince mcmahon is a genuis hes got the fans to chant for john cena once again