We begin this week’s show with a look at the sacrifice that Ricardo Rodriguez made for Alberto Del Rio by sticking his face in the way of a Brogue Kick from Sheamus. It is time for David Otunga’s Tout that this will be dealt with on Smackdown.
We are outside Booker T’s office and the door opens. We see Alberto Del Rio and David Otunga help Ricardo Rodriguez. Rodriguez has a neck brace and Otunga has his travel mug. Ricardo is still in pain and they walk away.
We are live on tape from Moline, Illinois and your announcers are Michael Cole and Josh Mathews.
Alberto Del Rio makes his way to the ring along with Ricardo Rodriguez and David Otunga.
They make their way to the ring at a gingerly pace because of Ricardo’s injury.
Ricardo finally makes his way into the ring and Otunga consoles him.
Alberto says that he is on the greatest roll of his career. Two weeks ago, he made Randy Orton tap out. Last week, he defeated the red, big monster Kane. On Raw, he destroyed John Cena in a Falls Count Anywhere Match. In two weeks, he will face Sheamus for the World Title. That will be at Night of Champions. To be honest, he is not happy. He is not completely happy.
If that match against Sheamus was about skills and brains, he would be the winner. Sheamus has an advantage because Sheamus can use something so dangerous. More dangerous than a steel chair. It is something that should be illegal. Alberto says that he is talking about the Brogue Kick.
Alberto says that it is brutal and barbaric and should be banned. Alberto cannot believe that people think that the move should be allowed. Alberto says kicking someone in the head is a criminal act.
Ricardo is not only his personal ring announcer, he is his friend. Ricardo is his only friend. Now his friend may have permanent physical and moral damage. Alberto says that there are more who have suffered the Brogue Kick. Alberto says the Cross Arm Breaker is different. It is pure. The Brogue Kick is a criminal act.
Otunga introduces himself and he takes a sip from the Super Sized Travel Mug. He says that Ricardo has hired him because what happened to him was no accident. Sheamus’ actions were malicious and calculated to cause bodily harm on an innocent person.
David has a video package showing the devastating effect of the Brogue Kick.
David says that was difficult to watch. If WWE continues to turn a blind eye and continue to allow Sheamus to use the Brogue Kick, it is a joke. They met with Booker T and they demanded compensation and justice. David says that he will make sure that his client’s pain and suffering will not be in vain.
Booker T’s music interrupts David and he comes to the stage and he wags his finger at David, Alberto, and Ricardo.
Booker wants to know if they are kidding him. Booker says that what they were talking about was supposed to be confidential. The first thing that David wants to do is run his mouth and bring his case to the people.
Booker says that if David wants to do that, they should do that. Booker asks everyone if he should ban the Brogue Kick. Booker wants to make sure that he did not mishear the chants of ‘no’. Booker says that the Brogue Kick is still legal.
Booker wants to know if suckas want to dig.
Michael Cole wants to know why Josh is agreeing with Booker T. Josh says that Kane has been fined by Booker.
Michael Cole brings up Jerry Lawler’s condition. Cole says that he would not blame Jerry if he sought legal recourse too.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara versus Cody Rhodes and Miz
Miz and Rey start things off and they lock up. Miz backs Rey into the ropes and then he kicks and punches Rey. Miz with a forearm to the back and punch. Rey lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt. Rey with kicks. Rey tags in Sin Cara. Rey with a snap mare and Rey and Cara with kicks for a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Cara kicks Cody. Cara uses the ropes for a spinning arm drag. Rey tags in and Rey with an assisted head scissors that propels Cody into the ropes. Rey tries for the 619 but Miz pulls Cody to the floor. Miz distracts Rey long enough to allow Cody to attack Rey from behind on the floor.
Cody sends Rey back into the ring and he snap mares Rey and Cody with a running knee to the head for a near fall. Cody with a cravate. Cody sends Rey into the turnbuckles but Rey with a kick and drop toe hold that sends Cody into the turnbuckles.
Cara tags in and hits a springboard cross body followed by a handspring back elbow and head scissors. Cara with an enzuigiri from the apron and then he tries for a springboard move but Cody moves. Cara tries for a sunset flip but Miz makes the tag and he kicks Car in the back. Miz runs Cara into the turnbuckles and he continues to work Cara over. Miz hits the Awesome Clothesline and then he goes up top. Miz with a double sledge to the head and he gets a near fall. Cody tags back in and he hits a delayed vertical gourdbuster for a near fall.
Cody returns to the cravate on Cara. Cara with kicks and he blocks a belly-to-back suplex attempt and hits an Asai DDT. Miz and Rey tag in and Rey with a springboard seated senton. Rey with a kick and drop kick to the knee followed by a round kick to the head for a near fall.
Rey with a kick but Miz sends Rey to the apron. Rey with a sunset flip and Miz rolls through and gives Rey a taste of his own medicine and kicks Rey in the head. Miz gets a near fall. Rey with a kick to Miz and then Rey tries for a wheelbarrow move but Miz blocks it and has Rey in a full nelson for a moment. Rey counters and gets a rollup for a near fall. Cody tries to interfere, but by the time he gets into the ring, Miz has reversed the rollup and Cody accidentally kicks Miz in the head.
Cara takes care of Cody with a springboard drop kick and corkscrew pescado. Rey with a running forearm to the back and Miz falls into the ropes. Rey with the 619 and then Rey goes up top for the dive and gets the three count.
Winners: Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara
Daniel Bryan is walking in the back and Hornswoggle wants Bryan to hug it out. Hornswoggle then offers his hand and Bryan shakes it. Hornswoggle stomps on Bryan’s foot and he runs away.
We go to commercial.
We are back and David Otunga is yelling at Booker for putting the decision about the Brogue Kick in the hands of the people. David says that before he takes legal action, he wants Booker to see what the Brogue Kick does because it is unnatural.
Does Booker want to risk the wellbeing of his Superstars?
Booker says that he has seen enough. David asks Booker if he is going to make the Brogue Kick illegal. Booker says that he will think about it.
Josh mentions the situation with Kane and Daniel Bryan from Raw and we see the Hug Heard Round the WWE Universe.
Match Number Two: Daniel Bryan versus Zack Ryder
They lock up and Bryan with a hammer lock. Ryder with a reversal and rollup for a near fall. Bryan with a kick to the midsection followed by Kicks of NO to Ryder. The referee warns Bryan. Bryan with a knee to the midsection followed by more Kicks of No. Bryan with a running knee for a near fall.
Bryan takes some deep breaths before returning to Ryder. Ryder with a face plant followed by a discus clothesline. Bryan with an Irish whip but he runs into knees from Ryder. Ryder with the Broski Boot and Ryder waits for the Rough Ryder. Bryan begs for mercy and he says that he is sorry. Bryan says that he is having a rough time. He wants a hug from Ryder.
Ryder shows that he is not that smart because he hugs Bryan. Bryan takes Ryder to the mat and applies the No Lock and Ryder taps in seconds.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
After the match, Bryan reapplies the No Lock and the referee reverses the decision.
Bryan utters many Nos in the ring while the crowd Yeses
Randy Orton walks in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and Damien Sandow comes out and he says that he has something to get off his chest. Last week, he lost a match to Sheamus via count out. This is nothing more than karmic justice. Booker T put him in a match that he was not prepared for. Damien says that he needs proper time to assess his opponent and determine their weaknesses.
Damien mentions that is why he has never been pinned and he thanks everyone. The unwashed masses might have a hard time comprehending it. Damien says that he was disgusted and appalled at the Tweets and Touts that called him a coward.
Damien says that his actions were intelligent, not craven. The anonymous people who send their feelings via social media are the real cowards. None of you have the gumption to call him craven to his face.
Damien cannot comprehend the fascination of the WWE Universe with social media. Try reading instead of tweeting. When Albert Einstein came up with the Theory of Relativity, he did not Tout it.
Randy Orton’s music interrupts Sandow and he comes to the ring.
Sandow wants to know what Orton would have to say to add to this discussion.
Randy introduces himself and he says that he is not here to add to this discussion, he is here to fight. Randy says that his regularly scheduled opponent can wait. He wants to face Damien.
Damien says that this is not fair and Booker cannot do this.
Randy says that Booker can and he did.
Match Number Three: Damien Sandow versus Randy Orton
Dolph Ziggler’s music interrupts the start of the match and he comes out with his briefcase and Vickie Guerrero.
They lock up and Orton with a side head lock and take down. Sandow with a side head lock but Orton pulls the hair for a moment to reverse. Orton with a shoulder tackle and Sandow rolls to the floor.
Sandow returns to the ring and they lock up again. They go into the corner and the referee gets between them. Sandow with a punch when the referee was out of position. Sandow with shoulders in the corner. Orton with an Irish whip but Sandow slides to the floor.
Sandow returns to the ring and Orton with a kick and back elbow. Orton with the Garvin Stomp. Orton with a European uppercut and he tries for the back breaker but Sandow escapes. Sandow goes to the floor and Orton with a clothesline.
Orton sends Sandow’s head into the apron and then he sends Sandow into the announce table. Orton looks at Ziggler who is standing on the announce table. Ziggler warns Orton to focus on his match and Sandow is able to send Orton into the ring post.
Sandow sends Orton into the ring post and then back into the ring and Sandow gets a near fall. Sandow with boots to Orton and a knee drop as we go to commercial.
We are back and Sandow with a snap mare and knee to the back followed by a reverse chin lock. Sandow with the side Russian leg sweep and he rolls through into the Elbow of Disdain and gets a near fall. Sandow pulls down his knee pad but he misses the knee drop when Orton moves. Sandow runs into the corner but Orton moves. Orton with two clotheslines and he avoids one from Sandow so that means it is time for a power slam.
Orton hits the IEDDT on Sandow and then he looks around before twisting into the RKO push ups but Sandow is able to get out of the ring and he runs to the back. The referee makes the ten count and calls for the bell.
Winner: Randy Orton (by count out)
After the match, Ziggler and Vickie leave the announce table and head to the back. Orton gets in front of Ziggler and Vickie backs up.
Orton blocks a punch from Ziggler and connects with a punch of his own. Orton sends Ziggler into the ring but Ziggler attacks Orton. Orton avoids a clothesline from Ziggler and Orton hits a power slam. Orton gets ready for the RKO but Damien Sandow returns to the ring and he turns Orton around and that allows Orton to hit an RKO on Sandow.
Ziggler runs away from the ring.
Josh and Michael wonder what will Booker do.
We go to the back where David Otunga has apparently turned into a doctor because he is showing Booker x-rays of a normal spine and then an x-ray of Ricardo’s spine. Otunga says that he is not a doctor, but he has subpoenaed doctors to testify. David tells Booker that if he does not ban the Brogue Kick, he will file a lawsuit.
Booker says that David is in no shape to demand anything. Booker says that he is De Man. Booker says that he will think about it, but he tells David to put his gear on because David will be facing Sheamus.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Kofi Kingston and R Truth make their way to the announce table to watch the next match because it will determine who the number one contenders for their Tag Titles are.
Match Number Four: The Usos versus Darren Young and Titus O’Neil versus Epico and Primo (with Rosa Mendes) in a Number One Contender Match (for the umpteenth time)
Young, Primo, and Jey start things off. Titus distracts Primo and Young attacks him from behind. Young with kicks to Jey. Primo with a lungblower and Jey tries to cover Young. Primo tries too and then Jey and Primo fight over it. Primo kicks Jey and Epico tags in and he kicks Jey. Primo tags back in and he punches Jey. Epico tags in and Primo Irish whips Jey into an Epico drop kick.
Epico with three rolling belly-to-back suplexes to Jey but while this was going on, Titus tags in and he connects with a running boot to the head. Titus with a knee to Jey and a back breaker. Titus with a pump handle slam to Epico. Young tags in and they try for a gourdbuster onto Jey but Jey gets his knees up.
Epico with a drop kick to Jey. Young with a Northern Lights suplex on Epico for a near fall. Epico with an Irish whip but Young but Darren with an elbow. Epico with a springboard tornado DDT on Young. Jey and Epico with clotheslines and all three men are down.
Jimmy tags in and he hits a double clothesline and he knocks Titus off the apron. Jimmy with a savate kick to Epico followed by a Bubba Bomb to Young. Jimmy wih a running butt kick to Primo and then to Darren. Jimmy with a savate kick to Primo that sends him to the floor. Titus tries to interfere but Jimmy sends Titus to the floor. Epico charges at Jimmy but Jimmy back body drops Epico onto Primo and Titus.
Jimmy with an alley oop Samoan drop to Young and then Jey tags in and Jimmy with a plancha onto Epico and Titus. Primo crotches Jey and then he tries for a superplex but Young takes Primo and hits the gut buster from the shoulders. Jey with the Superfly Splash but Young sends Jey to the floor and Darren gets the three count on Primo.
Winners: Darren Young and Titus O’Neil
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Raw Rebound, looking at what CM Punk did this week.
We run through the card for Night of Champions.
Michael Cole brings up the fact that both General Managers are having some issues with controlling their shows.
We see Eve Tout about the safety of the WWE Superstars.
Teddy Long is talking to Kaitlyn about the crusade against the Brogue Kick. Teddy doesn’t know why Otunga is trying to sue him.
Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero want to enter Booker’s office because he wants to wrestle Randy Orton. People were calling his win on Monday a fluke. Ziggler talks about what Orton did to him. He wants a match at Night of Champions.
Teddy reminds Dolph that he is not a champion and Dolph reminds Teddy that he is a glorified assistant.
Teddy says that he is the senior advisor. Teddy says that not every match at Night of Champions has to be a title match. He says that he will advise Booker to make this match.
Dolph says that by then, he might already be champion. Vickie tells Teddy that maybe by then Teddy will be sued for everything he is worth.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Wade Barrett versus Yoshi Tatsu
Barrett with a jab that misses. Yoshi with a waist lock but Barrett backs Yoshi into the corner and connects with elbows to the head. Barrett puts Yoshi in the ropes and he connects with a series of knees and then he hits a running boot that sends Yoshi to the mat. Barrett gets a near fall.
Barrett with punches to the ribs followed by a head butt. Yoshi with kicks to the head but he misses a round kick. Barrett with a back heel kick and then he connects with a forearm to the head and gets the three count.
Winner: Wade Barrett
After the match, Barrett takes the mic and after being away for six months and being put into meaningless matches like this do not interest him in the slightest. It bores him to tears. If he is not going to be thrust into the title picture, he is going to do things that will make life more interesting for him. Wade declares that he is officially open for business.
Sheamus walks through the back as we go to commercial . . . fella.
Alberto Del Rio drives into the arena and he makes his way to the announce table to join Josh and Michael.
Match Number Six: Sheamus versus David Otung in a Non Title Match
They lock up and Sheamus with a clean break. Otunga with a kick and punches to Sheamus. Sheamus with a knee and kick to Otunga. Otunga tries for a hip toss but Sheamus with a short arm clothesline. Sheamus tries for the Brogue Kick but Otunga moves and Sheamus crotches himself. Otunga with an elbow and kick to send Sheamus to the floor. Otunga rolls Sheamus back into the ring and gets a near fall.
Otunga with punches to Sheamus followed by a running clothesline into the corner and a shoulder tackle for a near fall. Otunga with a reverse chin lock. Sheamus with a clothesline followed by a running shoulder into the corner and a running knee lift. Otunga goes to the apron and Sheamus with the forearms across the chest.
Sheamus with White Noise and then he sets for the Brogue Kick.
Booker comes out and he apologizes for interrupting Sheamus’ match. Booker says that he has had a change of heart and he is banning the Brogue Kick.
Alberto Del Rio smiles and Booker tells Sheamus to carry on. Sheamus thinks about what else he can do to beat Otunga. Alberto leaves ringside while Otunga is still down.
Otunga punches Sheamus but Sheamus hits a uranage back breaker and then he applies the Cloverleaf and Otunga taps out.
We go to credits.