Tonight’s WWE RAW Supershow opens up with the usual video before the pyro goes off and Michael Cole welcomes us to RAW from Hershey, PA. Booker T is on commentary tonight with Cole and Jerry Lawler.
Justin Roberts introduces the new WWE Champion CM Punk and out he comes to a big pop. Punk talks about wanting to be a professional wrestler since he was a kid. He points out he didn’t say sports entertainer, he said professional wrestler. Punk says it was a huge deal for him to walk out of MSG as WWE Champion. Punk says he did it on his own terms.
Punk says the game of hot potato is over – the title is where it belongs. It sits on the shoulder of the best in the world and it’s going to stay there. Punk takes a seat in the ring. Punk wants to change Interim GM John Laurinaitis to Former GM Laurinaitis. Laurinaitis comes out and interrupts to boos from the crowd. Laurinaitis says they both want the same thing – what’s best for the WWE Universe. They go back and forth on each other. Laurinaitis gives Alberto Del Rio his WWE Title rematch for next week’s RAW. Punk proposes that they have the match right now. Laurinaitis has other plans for Punk tonight – a match against United States Champion Dolph Ziggler. Punk says that’s not creative, that’s just stupid. Punk says Laurinaitis doesn’t listen to the fans. They don’t want to see Ziggler vs. Punk. The crowd starts chanting for Zack Ryder. Laurinaitis announces Ryder vs. Del Rio for tonight. Laurinaitis says Ryder can’t beat Ziggler and neither can Punk. Punk leaves the ring and walks up the ramp to Laurinaitis. He says he will beat Ziggler tonight, Del Rio next week and then someday, someone will beat some sense into Laurinaitis.
We see footage of The Rock talking about Ryder after the Survivor Series last night.
Zack Ryder vs. Alberto Del Rio
Zack Ryder makes his way to the ring for tonight’s first match as we go to commercial. Back from the break and Alberto Del Rio comes driving a 2009 Bentley in as Ricardo Rodriguez begins the introduction in the ring. Before he can finish, Ryder snatches the mic and throws a “woo, woo, woo.” Del Rio comes to the ring and we’re ready for the bell.
They go at it and Del Rio takes control early on with an armbreaker and a pin attempt. Del Rio focuses on Ryder’s arm. Ryder fights out of a hold but Del Rio beats him back to the mat and works on the arm. Ryder finally makes a comeback with clothesline and drops Del Rio on his face. Ryder hits the running boot in the corner. Del Rio takes it back and locks on the armbar out of nowhere for the win.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
We see Sheamus walking backstage before going back to commercial.
Sheamus vs. Jack Swagger
Back from commercial and out comes Sheamus followed by his opponent Jack Swagger, with Vickie Guerrero.
They lock up and Swagger slams Sheamus and wails away with forearm shots. Sheamus throws Swagger in the corner and beats him down with forearms. Sheamus knocks Swagger out of the ring with knee drops. Swagger comes back in and takes control. Swagger slams Sheamus but misses a big leg drop as Sheamus moves. Sheamus slams Swagger and hits a knee to the face for a 2 count. Swagger turns things around and works on Sheamus’ shoulder.
Sheamus fights out of another hold and takes Swagger with with clotheslines. Sheamus beats Swagger down with more forearms and clotheslines him in the corner. Sheamus slams Swagger for another 2 count. They go back and forth. Swagger applies the ankle lock. Sheamus counters and shoves Swagger off. Swagger runs into a Brogue Kick for the pin.
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