WrestleHeat.com contributors Neil and Erica are at last Monday’s WWE RAW taping in Las Vegas, Nevada and have sent in the following notes from the show that will be air tonight on the USA Network at 8PM EST, 7CT. The show will feature the continuation of last week’s CM Punk storyline.
Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. R-Truth is announced for tonight in a #1 contender’s match for the WWE Title at Money in the Bank. Alex Riley vs. The Miz is also announced.
John Cena comes out and says Punk has been stripped of the match at MITB. Cena says they are going to act as if Punk never existed in WWE. Cena isn’t happy with what happened but says Punk has a right to say what he wants. Cena wants answers from Vince McMahon and wants them tonight and he wants Punk at the pay-per-view.
Kelly Kelly and Eve Torres beat The Bella Twins.
R-Truth is backstage upset about having to compete in a #1 contender’s match tonight. Alberto Del Rio appears and tells Truth that it’s his destiny.
David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty beat Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov. Zack Ryder appeared on the stage after the match, did the “woo woo you know it” and left.
Backstage interview with The Miz upset about not being in the #1 contender’s match tonight.
Jack Swagger beat Sgt. Slaughter. Swagger put the ankle lock on after the match until Evan Bourne made the save. Slaughter led us in the Pledge of Allegiance for the 4th of July.
Alberto Del Rio beat R-Truth and Rey Mysterio by making Rey submit to become the new #1 contender to the WWE Title.
Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero come out. Vickie is throwing a party for the United States Champion Ziggler since it’s the birthday of the United States. Kofi Kingston comes out and fights with Ziggler. Vickie gets pushed into a cake.
Alex Riley beat The Miz with a roll up. After the match, Miz got mad and attacked Riley, beat him down and hit him with the ring steps. Miz then threw Riley into the announcer’s table, kicked him in the face and left.
Vince McMahon comes out and talks about CM Punk, saying he deserved to be suspended. John Cena comes out and asks Vince if Punk got under his skin. Cena wants answers. Vince couldn’t risk Punk taking the WWE Title to another company. Vince told Cena to not be like Hulk Hogan and be a man. Vince says it doesn’t matter what anyone wants, CM Punk is gone.
Cena says if he can’t wrestle Punk, then he’s gone and hands Vince the belt. Vince stops him and says here Cena is walking out on him like everyone else has. Vince reinstates Punk but if Cena loses at Money in the Bank, he’s fired.