Tonight’s WWE RAW Supershow opens up with the pyro going off inside the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida. Michael Cole welcomes us to RAW and is joined by Jerry Lawler. We go right to the ring and out comes John Cena to a mixed reaction. Cena talks about last week’s RAW and thanks Roddy Piper for telling how he felt about Cena last week. Cena talks about how each and every fan has earned the right to tell him how they feel about him. Cena invites the fans to boo or cheer him, whatever they want. Cena says he’s been dealing with reactions like this since he got here but for some reason, people are making a big deal out of it now.
Cena says CM Punk needs a #1 contender and the only thing bigger than The Rock vs. John Cena at WrestleMania 28 is Rock vs. Cena for the WWE Title. Cena goes to call out Punk but Alberto Del Rio interrupts and walks down the ramp. Del Rio says Cena doesn’t get a title match because the next title match is his. Del Rio says he will be the next WWE Champion. Del Rio shows footage from last week’s RAW where Punk dropped his head on the exposed turnbuckle to get the win in their WWE Title match. Del Rio says Punk cheated and he should be the new WWE Champion. Vickie Guerrero interrupts and walks out with United States Champion Dolph Ziggler.
Vickie says neither of them deserve a title shot. She says the only RAW star that deserves a shot is Dolph. Dolph says he will be the first-ever United States and WWE Champion. Cena mocks Ziggler’s past gimmicks and comes up with a new nickname instead of Show Off – Jerk Off. Cena brings up Zack Ryder getting a US Title shot. Ziggler and Cena go back and forth on the mic. Ziggler says the next WWE Title shot goes to everyone’s favorite #heel – him. The Miz interrupts and makes his way to the ring.
Miz brings up the Slammy Awards next week and puts himself over as Superstar of the Year and the next WWE Champion. John Laurinaitis interrupts him and comes out to boos from the crowd. Laurinaitis introduces himself to everyone once again. He says CM Punk has falsely accused him of being boring. Laurinaitis is going to debunk that tonight. Del Rio, Miz and Ziggler will face SmackDown stars tonight and if they win, they get a spot in a title match at TLC. Cena has a special “Social Challenge” match tonight that we don’t know what it is yet. Laurinaitis also announces a contract signing with CM Punk tonight. Miz’s match is up next.
Randy Orton vs. The Miz
Randy Orton makes his way out as Miz looks on from the ring and we go to commercial. Back from the break and they go at it. Miz takes control but Orton comes out of the corner with right hands and an uppercut. Orton with a big clothesline and stomps. Orton with a suplex. Miz kicks Orton in the head and drops him with a big boot. Miz stomps away on Orton now. Miz with a 2 count and a headlock. Miz with more offense and another 2 count. Miz goes back to the headlock now.
Orton comes back with a suplex. Miz goes for the clothesline in the corner but Orton hits one of his own. And another. Orton with the scoop slam. Orton goes for the second rope draping DDT but Miz counters and sends Orton to the floor. MiZ goes to the floor but Orton scoop slams him hard. Wade Barrett’s music hits and out he comes to the stage. Orton ends up chasing Barrett off to the back and getting counted out.
Winner by Count Out: The Miz
Orton comes back down to ringside upset. Barrett runs down from behind and lays him out. We get a new promo video for the WWE Network.
Zack Ryder is backstage with John Laurinaitis. Laurinaitis says Dolph Ziggler has filed a complaint because of Ryder’s US Title petition. John Cena walks in wearing Ryders headband, hair and glasses. Laurinaitis puts Cena in a match against Ryder for tonight. Neither of them like this. Cena says this match doesn’t need to happen. Laurinaitis says it does because the WWE Universe wants to see it. Laurinaitis says if Ryder wins, he gets a shot. If Cena wins, he’s in the WWE Title match at TLC.
David Otunga is backstage with Kevin Nash. Nash vs. Triple H in a Ladder Match at TLC is official. Otunga says Triple H is talking with doctors right now to be cleared. Nash says he doesn’t do ladder matches. Otunga says hanging above the ring will be a sledgehammer. Whoever gets it first can legally use it. Nash says he can do a ladder match now. Tonight, Nash will be in action. Otunga asks if he wants to know who his opponent is. Nash asks if it’s Triple H. Otunga says no and Nash says he has no worries before walking off.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Daniel Bryan
Alberto Del Rio comes out for his TLC qualifying match as we go to commercial. Back from the break and out comes Daniel Bryan. The bell rings and they go to the corner. Del Rio with a kick to the gut and shoulder thrusts. Del Rio with more kicks and stops to Bryan’s ribs. Bryan makes a comeback but Del Rio cuts it off. More back and forth. Bryan applies the submission but Del Rio breaks out and drops his ribs over the top rope. Del Rio applies the cross armbreaker and Bryan taps out.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
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