WWE Monday Night RAW August 8, 2011 Results

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Just six nights before SummerSlam, the 950th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you, live, from the HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, CA. Six nights before their unprecedented one-on-one match to crown the first Undisputed WWE Champion in history, the two WWE Champions John Cena and CM Punk would come face-to-face as the two champions will make their SummerSlam match official in a contract signing for the history-changing match. Not only would both men make their SummerSlam match official in the middle of the ring, but WWE Champion CM Punk and WWE Champion John Cena were both in action on RAW.

Match Results

  • Non-Title: John Cena def. Jack Swagger by pin following the Attitude Adjustment.
  • The Miz def. Kofi Kingston by pin following the Skull Crushing Finale.
  • Non-Title: CM Punk def. Alberto Del Rio by pin following the GTS.
  • Beth Phoenix def. Eve by pin following the Glam Slam.
  • Non-Title: Alex Riley def. Dolph Ziggler (with Vickie Guerrero) by DQ following a slap by Vickie Guerrero.
  • R-Truth def. John Morrison by pin following the Shut Up.

Detailed Results

One week after making the announcement that WWE Champion John Cena and WWE Champion CM Punk will go one-on-one for the Undisputed WWE Championship at SummerSlam, the show kicks with the Chief Operating Officer of the WWE, “The Game” Triple H. The COO states that “change” is the big thing in the WWE right now with Vince McMahon no longer in charge and RAW having two WWE Champions, but he will “rectify” the latter at SummerSlam with the Undisputed WWE Championship Match. Triple H then asks how to determine that there will be an Undisputed WWE Champion without controversy or question and the answer to that is to “empower” someone who won’t be “pushed around” or “intimidated” and someone who’s “authority is absolute”. Triple H continues that this individual “casts a shadow” over John Cena, CM Punk, and the “entire WWE” and that man is him! Triple H continues that he is the “only one” he can “absolutely trust” at this point, so therefore, he will personally call the Undisputed WWE Championship Match as the Special Referee to ensure that there is only one Undisputed WWE Champion! The COO then states that they will have the official contract signing for the Undisputed WWE Championship later in the night, but right now, one of the WWE Champions, John Cena, will be in action. Before John Cena competes in the opening match, one of the WWE Champions had words with Triple H, accusing the COO of putting himself in charge for the Undisputed WWE Title Match due to “ego”, but Triple H says that it is not about “ego” and, whatever happens at SummerSlam, it will be because he “wants it to happen”.

Six nights before he faces the other WWE Champion, CM Punk, in a Unified WWE Championship Match with COO Triple H serving as the Special Referee at SummerSlam, the opening match of the night saw WWE Champion John Cena going one-on-one with “The All-American American” Jack Swagger in a non-title match. In the end, it was John Cena hitting the Attitude Adjustment on Jack Swagger en route to “The Champ” picking up the win. What will happen later in the night when John Cena comes face-to-face with fellow WWE Champion CM Punk in the official contract signing for the Undisputed WWE Championship Match at SummerSlam?

One week before he finally gets his rematch for the WWE Title the night after SummerSlam against either CM Punk or John Cena, “The Master of the 619” Rey Mysterio was set to go one-on-one with The Miz, but before Rey could make it to the ring, Miz attacked Mysterio from behind on the staging area. Miz then proceeded to repeatedly ram the skull of Mysterio into the steel base of the WWE logo stand before delivering a big boot to Rey’s head, smashing Rey’s head into the stand. The Miz then makes his way to the ring where Michael Cole waits to ask Miz about the attack. Miz states that he has no opponent at SummerSlam because so much “emphasis” has been put on the Undisputed WWE Title Match. Miz then shouts that the “emphasis” should be on him because he is “all over” every “media outlet”, adding that, if he has to assault Rey Mysterio to get some “attention”, then so be it. The Miz then demands that a referee come down to the ring and announce him the winner of the match via “forfeit”. A referee comes out, but not to raise Miz’s hand in victory as the referee informs the ring announcer that WWE COO Triple H has ruled that, instead of Miz being named the winner via forfeit, The Miz will compete in a “new match”.

After assaulting Rey Mysterio all in the name of “attention”, WWE COO Triple H ruled that former WWE Champion The Miz would go one-on-one with Kofi Kingston. In the end, it was The Miz hitting the Skull Crushing Finale on Kofi Kingston en route to picking up the win.

Backstage, Josh Mathews catches up with WWE Champion CM Punk as Punk states that WWE COO Triple H has a “bigger ego” than Vince McMahon before saying that what’s “good for business” is for Triple H to “stay out of it”. Punk continues that the COO “needs the spotlight” before stating that what’s “good for business” is him defeating John Cena to become the Undisputed WWE Champion at SummerSlam, but what’s “good for business” now is for him to go to the ring and kick Alberto Del Rio’s teeth “down his throat” and he’s going to “help” Alberto Del Rio show what would have happened at Money-in-the-Bank.

Six nights before he faces fellow WWE Champion John Cena for the Undisputed WWE Championship with Triple H as the Special Referee, WWE Champion CM Punk went one-on-one with the man who failed to cash in his Money-in-the-Bank title shot several weeks ago in “Mr. Money-in-the-Bank” Alberto Del Rio in a non-title match. In the end, it was CM Punk hitting the GTS on Alberto Del Rio en route to picking up the win. What will happen when CM Punk comes face-to-face with WWE Champion John Cena in the official contract signing for their Undisputed WWE Title Match at SummerSlam?

Six nights before she challenges Kelly Kelly for the Divas Title at SummerSlam, “The Glamazon” Beth Phoenix went one-on-one with Kelly Kelly’s best friend, Eve. In the end, it was Beth Phoenix picking up a dominant victory over Eve after hitting the Glam Slam. After the match, Beth Phoenix tells Eve that she is “so sick” of Divas like her and Kelly Kelly making a “mockery” of the Divas division, stating that there will be “no more booty popping, no more splits, and no more stink faces”! Beth Phoenix then exits the ring, but is attacked from behind by Kelly Kelly before the Divas Champion enters the ring to check on Eve. Can Beth Phoenix defeat Kelly Kelly this Sunday at SummerSlam to become the new Divas Champion and take a big step in reforming the Divas division in her image or will Kelly Kelly find a way to overcome the brute strength of “The Glamazon” and retain?

Before his match against Dolph Ziggler on RAW, Alex Riley addressed the “associate” of the United States Champion, Vickie Guerrero, by saying that Vickie’s breath smelled like “death took a dump” in her mouth.

After their confrontation last week, United States Champion Dolph Ziggler went one-on-one with “A-Ry” Alex Riley in a non-title match. After being on the apron for most of the match, Dolph’s “associate”, Vickie Guerrero, got in the ring and in the face of Alex Riley as an irate Vickie delivered a slap to Riley’s face right in front of the referee, leading to a disqualification win for Riley. After the match, Dolph Ziggler argued with Vickie Guerrero over Vickie’s involvement, but Alex Riley tried to get the attention of the United States Champion, who delivered a thumb to the eye of Riley, leading to Riley knocking Dolph down with a right hand with Dolph inadvertently colliding with Vickie as well. After this incident, Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero continued their argument with Vickie ultimately walking out of the ring, leaving Dolph standing alone. Is the “business relationship” between Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero no more?

After being injured twice by R-Truth in recent months, John Morrison would get his shot at revenge as “The Prince of Parkour” went one-on-one with R-Truth. During the match, the action spilled to the outside where R-Truth turned his focus to the previously injured neck of John Morrison, knocking Morrison off of his perch on the ringside barricade with Morrison’s neck making disturbing contact with the barricade, but Morrison still managed to make it back into the ring before the referee’s count of ten. However, the collision with the barricade on the outside led to Morrison’s downfall as R-Truth took advantage, hitting the Shut Up on Morrison en route to picking up the win.

Six nights before he defends the World Heavyweight Title against Randy Orton in a No Holds Barred Match at SummerSlam, World Heavyweight Champion Christian appeared live, via satellite, on RAW. The champion states that, this Friday on SmackDown, both he and challenger Randy Orton will be in action, but he is not concerned with that. Christian continues by revealing that, this Friday on SmackDown, he will have an announcement to make, an announcement that the World Heavyweight Champion is “certain” that WWE COO Triple H will want to hear “personally”! What kind of announcement does Christian have in store this Friday night on SmackDown?

Six nights before he is the Special Referee for the Undisputed WWE Title Match at SummerSlam, WWE COO Triple H and the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis stood in the ring ready for the official contract signing for the Undisputed WWE Title Match between WWE Champion John Cena and WWE Champion. Triple H welcomes everyone to the contract signing before both WWE Champions, CM Punk & John Cena make their way to the ring to make the match official. Both champions set their WWE Title belts on the table before sitting on their respective sides of the table. Triple H prompts both champions to sign the contract, asking them to “cut to the chase”, but CM Punk interrupts as the ever outspoken WWE Champion states that they all know where the contract signing is going to end up, adding that the signing is “all for show” as pretty much every contract signing held always ends in a “horrible, physical calamity”. Punk continues that they could “cut to the chase” and “flip the table over and start beating each other up”, but says that he would rather make it “entertaining”. After ribbing COO Triple H about his movie, The Chaperone, CM Punk states that he brought a clip of an “actual movie star” before showing a clip of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson that sums up the way CM Punk feels about John Cena.

In the clip featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Rock states that he knows why John Cena is “angry”, saying that Cena dresses like a “bloated, transvestite Wonder Woman” with his red armbands and wristbands. Rock continues that, after Cena makes his entrance and his music fades out, then all Cena hears is something that “eats away” at Cena’s “core” and that is the conflicting chants of “let’s go, Cena” and “Cena sucks”, which “kills” Cena because Cena knows that he will hear those chants for his entire life! Rock then states that Cena gets booed in his hometown of Boston because The Rock is a “man” who represents the “majority of men around the world”, men who do not “respect” John Cena and who can “smell a phony punk from a mile away”!

WWE Champion CM Punk then states that, while The Rock calls John Cena a “phony”, Rock is just as big of a “phony” as Cena is. Punk continues that he does not want Rock to say “mean things” about him, so maybe he will just “stop” and sign the contract. John Cena then stops CM Punk from signing, saying that he “likes this stuff”. Cena continues that, with his Hall of Fame wrestling career and his movie career, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has “nothing” to be mad about, but he sees Cena and “flips out”. Cena then states that maybe he is “too PG” for CM Punk or that he is the “modern day Hulk Hogan”. Cena continues that The Rock is a “star” and he will “never win over” the fans of The Rock. Cena then agrees with CM Punk’s assessment of him when he called Cena the “New York Yankees” several weeks ago, because he is both loved and hated. Cena continues that he is “concerned” with the people who support him because those are the people he “cares about”. Cena then states that Punk wanted a “private jet” and “ice cream bars” a number of weeks ago, but now he has returned as an “underground” supporter and as the “voice of the voiceless” before telling Punk to “look in the mirror” to see a “phony”.

Triple H then jumps in and agrees with John Cena, saying that CM Punk “held out” for more money and a couple of “perks” to re-sign his WWE contract, adding that Punk didn’t even have the “guts” to negotiate face-to-face as he “ran away” in favor of a phone call. CM Punk responds by asking the EVP of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis if he fired Vladimir Kozlov “face-to-face” on Friday or if he “flew to Florida” to inform David Hart Smith that he was “no longer needed” or if he told Chris Masters, who has worked his “ass off” over the last year to get better, “face-to-face” or if he called them and told them “good luck on your future endeavors”. Punks then states that Triple H has Laurinitis do his “dirty work” for him. Punk then turns his attention back to John Cena as Punk states that it is about them and the Undisputed WWE Championship. Punk continues that John Cena has received “opportunity after opportunity” and Cena’s view from the top is “skewed” because he “looks down” on him and everyone else from his high standing in the company. CM Punk then reveals that, back in 2006, when he won his first championship, the ECW Championship, Cena spoke to him for the first time by patting him on the back and saying “good match, congratulations champ” before adding that he “almost gave up” on Punk! Punk states that he “holds grudges”, asking Cena “who the hell do you think you are” before saying that Cena “gave up” on his dreams when he moved to California to become a body builder, but became a sports entertainer because he could not “hack it”! Punk continues that he “started” as a professional wrestler and he “fought” to get to where he’s at right now and he “held everybody up” to get the “opportunities” that Cena has just been “handed”, adding that no one would turn such opportunities down. Punk then tells Cena that Cena will walk out of Los Angeles with “nothing” as Cena will still have his “legion of fans” and his “fight with The Rock”, but Cena will not have the WWE Championship because the WWE Champion will be him!

CM Punk then signs the contract, but before John Cena signs the contract, Cena tells CM Punk that Punk won “one match” before asking Punk what might happen if Punk “loses” at SummerSlam. Cena then tells Punk that Punk “needs this match” because Punk has “people watching”, but if Punk does not “back it up”, then Punk is a “loud mouth one hit wonder”. Cena then states that, if Punk does not “produce” at SummerSlam, then all of the attention and build for Punk will be “gone” before Cena signs the contract and wishes Punk “good luck”. Punk responds by saying that “luck is for losers” and that he would rather be a “one hit wonder” than a “phony”. This leads to both men standing from their seats and tossing the table aside with both WWE Champions ready for a fight, but John Laurinaitis steps in between the two, but when the EVP of Talent Relations turns his back, CM Punk blasts the executive with a kick to the back of the head! This causes Triple H to step in as the COO backs Punk away from Cena, but Cena comes back with a right hand to Punk, taking Punk out of the ring, but inadvertently striking Triple H in the process, which Triple H responds to by shoving John Cena! Tensions are certainly beyond high heading into SummerSlam, but what will happen this Sunday night when WWE Champion CM Punk faces WWE Champion John Cena with everything on the line in the Undisputed WWE Championship Match with COO Triple H as the Special Referee? Which proud Superstar will walk out of SummerSlam as the Undisputed WWE Champion?

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