Tonight’s WWE RAW Supershow kicks off with the normal intro video. The pyro goes off inside the TD Garden as Jerry Lawler welcomes us to Boston, Massachusetts.
Michael Cole is introduced and out he comes to boo’s. Cole says Jim Ross has finally shown some guts and he’s in Boston tonight to take The Michael Cole Challenge. Cole introduces us to the closest thing WWE has to a cartoon float – JR. Out comes Ross to a nice pop from the crowd.
Cole has three challenges and if Ross wins all three, he gets his job back on RAW and Cole will quit. Cole reveals an arm wrestling stand and calls out a referee so “this fat tub of goo” doesn’t cheat. Cole takes off his jacket and rolls up his sleeve as the crowd chants for JR. They go to arm wrestle and Cole stalls. Ross wins the challenge immediately. Cole says he lost because of JR’s BBQ breath.
They show several replays of Cole losing the arm wrestling contest. The next challenge will see fans voting on the winner of the next challenge and it’s a dance competition. Cole has some music played and dances around with a scarf. Ross asks the crowd to join him and has some old school hip-hop played. Ross gets down and the crowd loves it. Cole asks the fans who won the competition and Ross wins hands down.
The next competition is “Who weighs less?” and Cole reveals a scale. Cole hops on the scales and forgets to turn them on. He turns it on and weighs in at 200 pounds. Ross weighs in at 239 pounds. Cole announces Ross as the loser. CM Punk’s music hits and out he comes with a microphone.
Punk makes his way to the ring and Cole asks him how can he interrupt this. Punk tells Cole that his time is up. Punk says once it became painfully obvious that Cole wasn’t going to give JR a legit shot at getting his job back, this entire thing became a huge waste of time. Except JR dancing, Punk says. Punk puts JR over and says he is a better announcer than Cole. Punk says this is all a waste of everyone’s time. He says Cole’s 15 minutes of fame is over, he had his WrestleMania match and now he wants him to leave. Punk says RAW is becoming unbearable. Punk says when he becomes WWE Champion, he will do whatever it takes to make RAW as good as it can be. He’s starting now by taking care of Cole… John Laurinaitis interrupts and says he’s disappointed.
Laurinaitis puts over his Twitter account and says his followers want to see the challenge. Punk says to screw Laurinaitis and his followers. Laurinaitis says he cares about his Twitter followers. Laurinaitis announces Punk and Big Show vs. Mark Henry and Alberto Del Rio for tonight and wishes Punk good luck. Cole starts laughing at Punk and says it looks like the pipebomb blew up in his face. Cole demands that Punk says he’s sorry for everything he just said. Punk looks at the camera and smiles as Cole goes on wanting an apology. Punk lays Cole out with a headbutt and locks him in the Anaconda Vice. Punk yells he’s sorry as Cole screams in pain. Punk makes his exit.
– We go backstage to Matt Striker and a black limousine pulling up. Striker teases that it’s The Rock but instead, Mick Foley hops out and the crowd pops. Foley says he wouldn’t miss The Rock’s return for anything. Foley says tonight will be a night that John Cena or The Rock won’t forget. Foley says it’s great to be back in Boston and makes his way through the backstage area. Back to commercial.
Sin Cara and Kofi Kingston vs. Cody Rhodes and Hunico
We go to the ring and out comes Sin Cara. Jim Ross has joined Lawler on commentary now. Out next comes Cara’s opponent, one-half of the Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston. Out next comes the WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes and Hunico. Cody is no longer wearing his mask after Randy Orton broke it on SmackDown. They show a sidebar video of Cody and he seems happy about losing the mask. Cody’s partner Hunico is out next.
Hunico and Cara start things out. Cara takes him down with kicks. They run the ropes and Cara ends up hitting a headscissors takedown. Cara with an arm drag off the ropes and a tag to Kofi. Kofi comes off the top on Hunico with a forearm shot. Hunico runs into an elbow. Kofi catapults him across the ring and takes out Cody, who runs in. Kofi leaps off the top to the floor, taking out Cody, as Cara leaps to the floor and takes out Hunico. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Cody and Hunico are in control of Sin Cara. Kofi finally gets the tag but the finish comes when Cody hits Cross Rhodes on Kofi for the pin.
Winners: Hunico and Cody Rhodes
– We see The Rock walking through the backstage area as we go back to commercial.
– Back from the break and Santino Marella is backstage playing The Rock vs. John Cena on WWE ’12. Zack Ryder walks in and asks Santino to go online and sign his petition to get a United States Title shot. They argue about who would win between Rock and Cena but agree that they will beat The Miz and Awesome Truth at Survivor Series.
– We go to the arena and out comes Vickie Guerrero to heat from the crowd. She talks about Christian was injured on the European tour and that he won’t be on Team Barrett at Survivor Series. Vickie goes on but United States Champion Dolph Ziggler interrupts and announces that he will be on Team Barrett. Ziggler wonders why it’s called Team Barrett when he’s the one with the title. Dolph talks about having to face Mason Ryan tonight and says he will get a taste of what Team Orton is going to get on Sunday. Dolph heads to the ring with Vickie as we go to commercial.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Mason Ryan
Back from the break and John Laurinaitis is at ringside with Michael Cole. Laurinaitis orders Jim Ross to leave the announcer’s table. Ross leaves as Cole threatens to sue him. Cole takes the headset and Ross has been fired again. Cole says he spoke with David Otunga and will be suing CM Punk also. Mason Ryan makes his way out and they lock up. Dolph tries to escape the ring but Ryan pulls him back in and hits a huge clothesline. Ryan with a spear in the corner and a big boot.
Mason continues to own Ziggler until Vickie gets on the apron and slaps him for the DQ.
Winner by DQ: Mason Ryan
– After the match, Ziggler tries to leave but John Morrison runs down the ramp and throws him in the ring. Ryan locks Ziggler in his Full Nelson finisher and leaves Dolph laying.
– Mick Foley is backstage walking and runs into Zack Ryder. Ryder wants him to sign the US Title petition. Foley agrees to sign the petition after Ryder teaches him how to fist pump. Foley makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial.
– Back from the break and Mick Foley is introduced. Foley makes his return to RAW and gets a big pop from the crowd in Boston. Foley says there’s no place like home. Foley says he’s here to talk about serious business and brings up The Rock and John Cena teaming at Survivor Series – The Rock ‘n’ Cena Connection, he calls it. Foley goes on and brings out John Cena to a mixed reaction.
Cena comes out and talks about not picking The Rock as his partner because they are friends. Cena and Foley talk about how they respect each other. Foley recalls writing a letter to Cena in 2006 about how well he carried himself backstage. For that, Foley calls Cena a helluva man. Foley plugs his Twitter and talks about how he tweeted on Cena having great matches one night. Foley says it was like a firestorm of controversy from the fans. Foley shows off his shirt, which is half Team Bring It and half Rise Above Hate. Foley says he wants to be the thread that brings Rock and Cena together tonight. Foley shows us a “This Is Your Life” video about Cena on the big screen and it’s great stuff.
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