WWE 2013: The Brand Split Raw and Smackdown have been split! Triple H announced at Payback that it's time to shake things up again. Following the show the WWE Draft would make it's return on the post-show, and what a shocker it was. The WWE Championship went to Smackdown, and the World Heavyweight Championship went to Raw! Both shows feature their own Tag Team Championships, RAW has the Divas Championship and Smackdown once again has the Cruiserweight Championship. Upcoming Pay-Per-View:
SummerSlam Sunday August 18 Card TBA
Episodes: RAW & Smackdown! Eps. #1: Page 1 RAW & Smackdown! Eps. #2: Page 2 RAW & Smackdown! Eps. #3: Page 3 RAW & Smackdown! Eps. #4/Money in the Bank: Page 4
General Manager: Booker T Assistant General Manager: Theodore Long
WWE Champion: John Cena United States Championship: Dean Ambrose WWE Tag Team Championships: Prime Time Players Cruiserweight Championship: Kofi Kingston
Heel | Face Alex Riley Big Show Bo Wyatt Bray Wyatt Chris Jericho CM Punk Cody Rhodes Curt Hawkins Damien Sandow Daniel Bryan Darren Young Dean Ambrose Drew McIntyre Erick Rowan Ezekiel Jackson Jinder Mahal John Cena Kane Luke Harper The Miz Ryback Sheamus Ted DiBiase Titus O'Neil The Undertaker(On Hiatus) Zack Ryder
Cruiserweight Division Heel | Face Adrian Neville Epico Evan Bourne Kofi Kingston Primo Rey Mysterio(Injured) Samuray Del Sol Sin Cara Yoshi Tatsu
Tag Teams/Stables Heel | Face Team Hell No(Kane/Daniel Bryan) The Wyatt Family(Bray Wyatt/Bo Wyatt/Luke Harper/Erick Rowan Epico & Primo Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder Prime Time Players(Titus O'Neil/Darren Young)
General Manager: Vickie Guerrero Assistant GM: Brad Maddox
World Heavyweight Championship: Dolph Ziggler Intercontinental Championship: Curtis Axel World Tag Team Championships: Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns Divas Champion: AJ Lee
Heel | Face Alberto Del Rio Antonio Cesaro Big E Langston Brock Lesnar (On Hiatus) Brodus Clay Camacho Christian Curtis Axel David Otunga Dolph Ziggler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (On Hiatus) Fandango Heath Slater Hunico Jack Swagger (Injured) Jey Uso Jimmy Uso JTG Justin Gabriel Mark Henry R-Truth Randy Orton Rob Van Dam Roman Reigns Sami Callihan Santino Marella Seth Rollins Tensai Triple H Tyson Kidd Wade Barrett William Regal
Divas Division AJ Lee Aksana Alicia Fox Brie Bella Cameron Kaitlyn Layla Naomi Natalya Nikki Bella Rosa Mendes Summer Rae Tamina Snuka
Tag Teams/Stables Heel | Face Camacho/Hunico International Air Strike(Justin Gabriel/Tyson Kidd) The Shield(Roman Reigns/Seth Rollins) The Usos(Jey Uso/Jimmy Uso) Tons of Funk(Brodus Clay/Tensai)
A new World Heavyweight Champion was crowned at Payback, when Alberto Del Rio beat the former Champion Dolph Ziggler to a pulp. Dolph put up a hell of a fight but took multiple stiff shots to the already injured head, and couldn't retain his title. The doctors have said Ziggler's not medically cleared for action any time soon. What's next for the Alberto Del Rio?
Also, Shield member and United States Champion, Dean Ambrose was drafted to Smackdown, while the Tag Team Champions Rollins and Reigns went to Raw. Will justice be served?
Wade Barrett is determined to get his Intercontinental Championship back after losing it at Payback. With The Miz now out of the picture, Barrett says he should have no problem beating Axel in his rematch tonight.
For all this and more, tune in to Monday Night Raw tonight on USA!
John Cena retained his WWE Championship against the ruthless Ryback at Payback in Three Stages of Hell. Who's next in line for the champion?
Also at Payback, CM Punk made his return to the WWE after a 2 month absence. Punk went to war with Chris Jericho in a match that many are calling "Match of the Year". What's next for Punk since being drafted to Smackdown?
Dean Ambrose was said to be less than happy about being drafted to Smackdown, and having to leave The Shield behind on Raw. However, Ambrose still holds the United States Championship. How will Ambrose do as a singles competitor?
A vignette shows all the carnage from Payback last night. Some highlights that were shown were Curtis Axel stealing the win to become the new Intercontinental Champion, Shield members Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns retaining their Tag Team Championships, and the crowning of a new World Heavyweight Champion, Alberto Del Rio. Also, another clip followed showing Triple H's announcement of the WWE Draft. The Draft would feature Champions switching shows, and some teams being forced to break up. See the fallout after Payback, tonight on Monday Night Raw!
The show kicks off with fireworks exploding on the stage and a raucous crowd going wild. At ringside, Michael Cole, JBL, and Jerry "The King" Lawler welcome everyone to Raw. Tonight is sure to be an action-packed show. Huge news to start things off, last night following the PPV, John Cena was traded to Smackdown, taking the WWE Championship with him. Following that, newly crowned World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio was traded to Raw! Cole brought up Del Rio's actions in his match last night, and how he focused on Ziggler's injured head all match long. The doctors evaluated Ziggler after the match, and decided that he's not cleared to compete any time soon. Also, another Championship changed hands last night as well. The Miz almost won back the Intercontinental Championship when he trapped Wade Barrett in the Figure Four. But when he was seconds away from tapping out, Curtis Axel came in and covered Barrett to get the 3 count. Barrett was livid and demanded his rematch tonight on Raw. Vickie Guerrero has added it to tonight's card.
Alberto Del Rio's music hit and Ricardo Rodriguez came out to announce the NEW World Heavyweight Champion, Albertooo Del Riooo! Del Rio came out with a grin on his face, and his new Championship over his shoulder. Once in the ring, he talked about how he destroyed Dolph Ziggler last night to take back what was rightfully his. As the crowd booed him, he called them hypocrites because Ziggler took advantage of Del Rio's injury when he cashed in his Money in the Bank. Last night, Del Rio was just getting his "Payback". Soon after, AJ Lee's music played, and she came skipping down the ring with Big E Langston by her side, receiving a huge pop. After making it to the ring, she stared Alberto down with a crazed look on her face. She finally spoke and called him a coward, and an undeserving Champion. She said her Ziggy should be standing here tonight, still the World Heavyweight Champion. They should have gotten to celebrate both of their victories last night, but instead she spent her night watching Dolph getting examined by the doctors, worried sick about him. AJ went on to tell him that even though Dolph isn't here tonight to get his revenge, Big E is and he wants a match. Del Rio laughed and said he's already beat Langston before, and has more important things to take care of. He started to exit the ring, but Big E pulled him back, and tossed him up on his shoulder for the Big Ending! Ricardo quickly tried to attack him, but that did nothing. Langston dropped Del Rio and turned his attention to Ricardo. He charged at him and took him out with a Running Body Block. Meanwhile, Alberto grabbed his title and rolled out of the ring. Langston lifted Rodriguez up and pointed at Del Rio, then hit him with the Big Ending! Alberto and Big E stared each other down, as we head back to the announce booth.
Cole says he hopes to see that match later on tonight so he Del Rio can get what he deserves. JBL argued that Del Rio made a good point; Ziggler did it to him, so what's the big deal? You gotta do what you gotta do when it comes to winning the gold. Still to come, Wade Barrett also looks to get some revenge against the man that took his title last night, Curtis Axel, in a rematch for the Intercontinental Championship. But coming up next, the World's Strongest Man, Mark Henry makes his return to the ring. A Mark Henry return promo is shown as we go to break.
As we come back, the cameras are backstage where Triple H is seen talking to some workers. He's soon interrupted by Vince McMahon. He asks Triple H why he decided to make these sudden changes lately without running them by Vince first. He's still the Chairman of the WWE, and he has the final say on things, not Triple H. Triple H argued that he's the COO and made changes that he thought would be good for business. He's making changes that Vince won't, because unlike Vince, he's actually in touch with the company. The Chairman quickly gets defensive and tells him he's wrong, and that he better watch what he says, because even though Vince is his father-in-law, he's still his boss.
Back in the ring Heath Slater is playing air guitar, while Lawler explains 3MB being one of the teams broken up due to the Draft, and he's now back to being the One Man Band. Slater's dancing comes to a halt as Mark Henry's music hits. The crowd sings along "Some body gon' get they ass kicked, some body gon' get they wig split" as Henry headed to the ring.
Mark Henry def. Heath Slater The bell sounded and Slater ran at Henry, but was quickly knocked down with a Shoulder Block. He tried it a second time, but failed once again. Henry went on to throw Slater around like a rag doll and dominate the entire match. Henry hit the ropes and squashed Heath with a Body Splash into a pin. The ref got to two, but Henry stopped the count. He picked Slater up, then raised him above his head for a Military Press, then dropped him into the World's Strongest Slam! This time, he gets the 3 count.
When the match was over, the crowd chanted "One more time!" again and again, until Mark picked him up and nailed another World's Strongest Slam. The ref tried to get him to stop the attack, but that only made Henry go after him. Mark stood up and grabbed the referee by his shirt, as he pleaded to let him go. Mark smiled and ignored him, and went on to do the World's Strongest Slam to him too! Henry started shouting "That's what I do!" as we go back to the commentary table.
JBL laughs at their demise, and says "That's what he does." Cole and Lawler don't think it's a laughing matter...there was no need for that. A recap of what happened at the start of the show is played. Cole says he's received word that Vickie Guerrero has made it official - Big E Langston will take on Alberto Del Rio in the main event. Lawler attempts to respond, but is cut off when the camera gets staticy and Rollins and Reigns are seen. Rollins talks about last night's injustice, when Dean Ambrose had to leave The Shield because of the brand split. He says the higher ups are trying to break them down, but no matter how hard they try, it's not going to work. Tonight, justice will be served.
Renee Young is backstage ready to interview Randy Orton. She asks since his rival Daniel Bryan is now on the other show, what's next for him. He said it's a shame he and Bryan can't fight again because he really wanted to give him another good ass whipping. But now that that's not possible, he's setting his sights back on the gold. He says it's been too long since he's been a World Champion. Which is why tonight, he's officially entering himself into the World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank match next month. "But before I can do that, I still have some unfinished business with The Shield." Orton says he wants them in a tag match later on tonight, so he can settle this once and for all.
Back at ringside, the commentary team get excited about Orton's announcement. They go on to mention that Orton's not the only big name already announced to be at the PPV. It was announced last night at Payback that a former WWE Champion would make his return at Money in the Bank. A superstar who is certainly "One of a Kind."
Curtis Axel (c) def. Wade Barrett Barrett nearly had the match won, but couldn't quite pick up the win. Both men brawled throughout, with momentum shifting back and forth. Near the end, Barrett hit the Winds of Change, and thought he had it won, but only got a near fall. He got pulled his sleeve down and set up for the Bull Hammer, when Paul Heyman got up on the apron to distract him. This gave Axel enough time to recover and he quickly went for a School Boy, but Barrett escapes at 2 and a half. They both make it back to their feet, and Barrett goes for a Big Boot, but Axel dodges it and hits a Perfectplex and pins into a bridge as the ref counts to 3.
After Curtis and Heyman celebrate the win, the cameras go to the back where Triple H is walking around, looking for Mark Henry. He eventually finds him and asks why the hell he did what he did earlier. He was quick to remind Henry that putting your hands on a referee is a $10,000 fine, and he should suspend him. Vince McMahon soon shows up and congratulates Henry on his victory. He says he was impressed with the ruthlessness Mark showed out there, and he should be rewarded. How does another chance to become the World Heavyweight Champion sound? Triple H tried to interrupt but Vince spoke over him and told Henry that he's going to be the second entrant in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Henry thanked him and shook his hand, then McMahon smirked at Triple H and walked off.
Antonio Cesaro def. R-Truth Cesaro was very aggressive in this one. R-Truth got a little offense in, but it didn't last long. He rebounded off the ropes and went for the Lie Detector, but Cesaro smashed him in the chin with a vicious Uppercut. He quickly picked Truth up and finished him off with the Neutralizer.
Back in the locker room, Barrett is sitting in a chair removing his tape when William Regal walks up to him. Barrett angrily asks him what he wants, and Regal responds by telling him to calm down. He says he's been watching Barrett for a while now and he reminds him of a younger version of himself. He understands why Barrett is upset, but he says he needs to forget about it and focus on the bigger picture. He invites Barrett to walk with him and talk about things somewhere a bit more private. At first Barrett hesitates but finally gets up and walks off with Regal.
King asks what that was all about. Still to come, Big E Langston looks to get revenge on Alberto Del Rio for injuring Ziggler in the main event. Up next, The Shield have accepted Orton's challenge and will face him in a Tag Team Match, but who will his partner be? Find out after the commercial break!
As we come back, The Shield make their way through the crowd and into the ring. Next, Orton comes down to the bottom of the ramp and waits for his partner. The crowd eagerly awaits, and finally...Christian's music hits and the crowd erupts.
Randy Orton & Christian def. The Shield Orton and Rollins started things off - neither man really getting the upper hand for quite some time. Orton hit two Big Clotheslines and went for the Powerslam, but Rollins flipped out of it and tagged in Reigns. Reigns came in and quickly took control. As the attack went on, Orton couldn't take much more and needed to make a tag. The crowd cheered him on and Orton finally fought back to tag Christian in. He ran at Rollins and knocked him off the apron into the announce table, hit multiple Forearms on Reigns, then threw him to the ropes to do a Flapjack. Christian and Orton kept the momentum going for some time, but The Shield put a stop to that. Rollins was the legal man and headed to the apron. He jumped up on the ropes and went for a Diving High Knee, but Orton suddenly ran in and got him with the RKO! Reigns ran in and went after Orton, but was tossed over the ropes to the outside. Christian gets up and looks around at the crowd as they cheer him on. He hit the Killswitch and pinned Rollins to win the match.
The two climb the turnbuckles to celebrate their win. When they get down, Orton raises Christian's hand as the crowd chants "Welcome back!" Suddenly Orton jumps up and hits an RKO on Christian! The crowd boos Orton as he stands over Christian, staring at him for a few moments, then he finally headed to the back.
Back at the commentary booth, no one can't believe what just happened. Hopefully we can get more information on Orton's actions soon. Be sure to check out WWE.com for an update. Big E and AJ are seen walking backstage as Cole announces his match is next. But before going to commercial, Kaitlyn came out of nowhere and speared AJ to the ground. The two went at it, throwing punches, pulling hair, and the like. Big E and other officials tried to break it up, but Kaitlyn wouldn't let go. They were finally separated into the commercial break.
Big E Langston def. Alberto Del Rio Both men came to the ring alone in this one. The match began with a lock-up but Langston just pushed Del Rio down. He got back up and attempted a test of strength with Big E who laughed about it. They both raised their hands for it but Alberto kicked him in the leg again and again to take advantage. The match went on and Del Rio waited on Langston to raise up so he could drop him with a kick to the head. Langston got up, but dodged the kick and did a German Suplex to Del Rio. Once he made it back to his feet, he hit Del Rio with with some Knee Lifts to the face. After hitting a few more moves, Big E pulls his straps down and picks Alberto up for the Big Ending! But Alberto escaped and took him down with a Backstabber. Later in the match, Alberto set up for the Cross Armbreaker when Dolph Ziggler's music hit! He turned his attention to the stage and waited for Ziggler, but he never showed up. As soon as he turns around, Big E reaches for him but he drops do the mat and quickly rolls out of the ring and heads up the ramp. The referee counts to 10, and Langston wins by count out.
As soon as Main Event ended, Triple H's music hits and he comes down to the ring. He tells Del Rio and Langston to head to the back. He's got business to take care if. He brings up Vince being on his case all day about the things he's done within the company lately, and he's had enough, then calls Mr. McMahon out. Vince's music hits and he comes out to the stage with a microphone. Triple H asks him what his deal is and why he - Sierra, Hotel, India, Echo, Lima, Delta, Shield, cuts him off. Rollins and Reigns show up in the stands and head down to the ring. They get on the apron and stare Triple H down as he dares them to bring it on. After a few moments, they slide in and run after him! Meanwhile, Vince just stands at the top of the stage and watches. Triple H gets a few shots in but the two on one attack is too much for him. The beat down continues when Reigns lifts him up and puts him in a Torture Rack, while Rollins goes to the apron. He springboards and soars through the air to strike Triple H in the head with a Diving High Knee. The two stand above him telling him to "Believe in the Shield!". Vince stares down at the ring smiling and finally speaks... "Justice has been served."
An opening video package highlights what happened at Payback. It shows Dean Ambrose retaining the US Title, CM Punk defeating Chris Jericho, as well as John Cena defeating Ryback in a 3 Stages of Hell match to retain the WWE Championship. A whole new Smackdown opening video featuring the newly drafted superstars then played with the new Smackdown theme "Adrenaline" by Shinedown!
The camera's then opened on the arena as "Adrenaline" by Shinedown played and pyro shot off around the stage. The camera's panned the arena showing the crowd before going to the new Smackdown announce team of Mick Foley and Josh Matthews. Matthews welcomed Foley back to the announce team and says it's a pleasure to work with a legend like Mick. Mick thanks Josh and says it's great to be back. Josh informs everyone that they have a packed show tonight and it's time to get things started with a Smackdown Money in the Bank Qualifying Match.
Money In The Bank Qualifier Damien Sandow def. Ezekiel Jackson Sandow cut a promo before the match insulting Jackson's intelligence and saying that this match will be brains over brawn. This angered Jackson who quickly attacked Sandow and use his power to take control of the match. Jackson stayed in control until Sandow rolled out of the ring, to which Jackson gave chase. Sandow quickly rolled back in the ring and as Jackson came in, Sandow dropped an elbow on his back and then Sandow pointed to his brains and smirked. Sandow worked over Jackson for a couple more minutes, but Jackson started fighting back into the match, only for Sandow to outsmart him and evade a running corner attack from Jackson into a quick schoolboy that included tights pulling for the win.
Sandow quickly exited the ring while his music played, as an angry Jackson argued with the referee. Jackson said Sandow had his tights but the referee says his decision is final because he didn't see it. Jackson then ends up dropping the ref with a huge right hand and then exits the ring in chase of Sandow who quickly scurries to the back.
As the camera's return, Ezekiel Jackson is looking for Sandow but runs into General Manager Booker T. Jackson asks Booker for another match with Sandow to which Booker denies and then proceeds to suspend Jackson for attacking an official. Booker tells Jackson to leave the arena immediately.
Foley and Matthews talk about what transpired with Jackson and they both agree that Booker T made the right call, you can't go around attacking officials and not expect consequences. Mick Foley then plugs that the WWE Champion John Cena will be in the arena after his next match up. Foley says that the next match will enter the winners into the match to crown the new WWE Tag Team Champions at Money In The Bank.
The Prime Time Players def. Jinder Mahal & Drew McIntyre The Prime Time Players worked very well together and looked to have all the makings of future tag team champions. Mahal and McIntyre on the other hand didn't look so well. They mistimed a few attacks and at one point, Mahal accidentally nailed McIntyre. After that, McIntyre had enough and ended up leaving Mahal to fend for himself and went to the back. This gave O'Neil and Young to opportunity to finish of Mahal with the Ghetto Blaster for the win.
PTP celebrated their "victory" as Mahal laid in the middle of the ring. Mick Foley said obviously there's more to the story between Mahal and McIntyre than they know. Josh Matthews then hypes that John Cena will be in the arena after the break.
As the camera's return, we see Drew McIntyre walking backstage taking his tape off in anger. He is approached by Matt Striker who asks him why he left Jinder alone in the ring. McIntyre says that he's tired of being a joke and being paired up with a bigger joke in Mahal. He said he has been miserable in this stupid fake rock band and now it's time that The Chosen One takes his rightful spot back at the top of the WWE.
Back in the arena, John Cena's music blasts over the loudspeakers. Cena makes his way out to a mixed reaction with the WWE Championship around his waist. Cena gets in the ring and tosses his hat to a fan in the front row, who ends up throwing it on the ground as Cena looks on. Cena then gets a microphone and talks about how at Payback he vanquished the monster, Ryback when no one thought he could. He then says that this now leaves him without a challenger and since it's a new era and he's back home on Smackdown, he wants to only face the best this show has to offer. As he says that, the music of CM Punk blasts over the loudspeaker and the place goes nuts. Punk makes his way out to loud cheers and enters the ring. Punk says he was in the back and heard Cena say he wants to face the best, and there's none better than the Best in the World. Punk then says they should give the people one more chapter in the epic Cena vs Punk rivalry. Cena starts to say something but he's cut off by the music of Chris Jericho and the crowd explodes again. Jericho heads to the ring and gets his on microphone. He said he was in the back and heard people talking about the best and he just thought he would make his way out here. Punk says Jericho is good, maybe even great, but not the best, because he is, and he proved it when he beat Jericho at Payback. Jericho says while Punk did win, it wasn't an easy fight, and he only won by the skin of his teeth. This then brings out Booker T. He says he has been listening in the back and he thought Chris Jericho and CM Punk put on one hell of a show at Payback and that's what he wants on his show, so he books CM Punk versus Chris Jericho for the main event with the winner facing John Cena for the WWE Championship at Money In The Bank, while the loser will get a spot in the Money In The Bank Match! All three men look on with approval as Josh Matthews plugs that another Money In The Bank Qualifier is up next!
Money In The Bank Qualifier Cody Rhodes def. The Miz A great back and forth match up. Miz had the match in control and was working over Rhodes' knee throughout the match, in preparation for the Figure 4. However, Rhodes fought back into the match and took control after poking Miz in the eyes. Rhodes kept control for a bit until Miz started making a comeback. Miz dropped Rhodes with a couple clotheslines and then ascended to the top rope and came off going for a double axe handle, but Rhodes avoided it and as Miz landed, he looked to have tweaked his knee. Rhodes quickly took advantage and nailed the Cross Rhodes for the win.
Rhodes limped off, favoring his knee, and celebrating the win as Miz had to be helped to the back by the referee.
In the back, Booker T announces that the Cruiserweight Championship is being brought back to Smackdown and the champion will be crowned next week in a fatal fourway elimination match featuring the returns of two injured stars, Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne, as well as Sin Cara and Yoshi Tatsu.
Dean Ambrose is shown walking backstage towards the ring with the US Title over his shoulder as the Smackdown theme played. He's in action, next!
Dean Ambrose def. Bo Dallas Ambrose came out in his old FCW/NXT attire now that he is no longer a member of The Shield. Ambrose proved why he is the US Champion and made quick work of Dallas, finishing him off in about 2 minutes with the Midnight Special.
Ambrose took a mic after the quick win and said that if this is the best Smackdown has to offer, then he is going to be United States Champion for a very long time. Ted DiBiase then came out on the stage and said that if Ambrose is looking for a real challenge, then he's here to provide it. Ambrose looks on and smirks and then says "We'll see..."
The camera's show side by side shots of CM Punk and Chris Jericho preparing in their respective locker rooms for their main event, number contenders match as Mick Foley says this is a match that both of them want to win and neither of them want to lose, but one man doesn't go away emptied handed, they will be entered automatically into the Money in the Bank match.
John Cena is shown in a different locker room watching a monitor, curious as to who his next challenger will be.
Before a commercial, Josh Matthews and Mick Foley announce that next week, Team Hell No will be in action as they set their eyes on becoming tag team champions once again, they will be taking on Primo and Epico!
The camera's return as Josh Matthews and Mick Foley hype up the huge main event
Main Event Chris Jericho def. CM Punk A great match up, maybe even better than their Payback match. Both guys gave it everything they had and neither man ever had a clear advantage over the other. Jericho had Punk locked in the Walls of Jericho, but Punk was able to fight free and then lock Jericho in the Anaconda Vice, to which Jericho countered back into the Walls of Jericho, and Punk finally broke that by getting to the ropes. The crowd was on fire as the two battled into a commercial break. As the show returned, Punk had Jericho in the corner with a series of kicks to the chest, but Jericho countered out, throwing Punk in the corner and then attacking with a series of knife edge chops. Punk then started with his signature comeback, nailing all of his moves and then going to the top and attempting the diving elbow, but Jericho rolled out of the way and Punk crashed to the mat. Jericho the quickly got up and nailed a Lionsault for a close two count. Jericho then lifted Punk up, but Punk shoved him off and then got him up for the GTS, but Jericho fought out and shoved Punk away, who bumped into the referee, but not knocking him down, only staggering him. Jericho went for the Codebreaker, but Punk caught him and then worked him up onto his shoulders, in position for the GTS! As the referee staggered around the ring, still dazed, a man in a ski mask came out from under the ring, got on the apron, and struck Punk in the back of the head with a pipe before quickly exiting through the crowd. This caused Punk to drop Jericho and then Jericho, not knowing what happened, quickly nailed the Codebreaker for the win.
The dazed referee raised Jericho's hand in victory as Punk laid unconscious in the ring. Jericho and the referee checked on Punk, who was bleeding from the back of his head. The referee through up the "X" signal and then EMT's came down to check on Punk. Jericho looked on worried for Punk's well being as Smackdown came to a frightening end.
Lol, Mark Henry and Zeke both attacked the ref. Time to start a new Nation of Domination. Glad to see PTP get a win, and McIntyre leaving Mahal. I was hoping you'd give him The Chosen One gimmick back, so I'm excited to see what you do with him. Can't go wrong with Punk vs Jericho, so that should be a good main event. Cool seeing Rhodes get a win. Are Rhodes Scholars still a team or are you making them both just singles competitors? Loved reading that Dallas is a jobber, haha. ;D Main event was great. Money in the Bank is looking good. Great to see Jericho is getting a title shot, and Punk being in another MITB match is awesome.
I really enjoyed reading this, bro. This diary is gonna be a lot of fun. Also, thanks for the replies on Raw too.
After the conclusion of the #1 Contenders match, what is CM Punk's condition? Will he be able to compete in the Money in the Bank match?
The Prime Time Players already advanced to the WWE Tag Team Championship Match at Money in the Bank, but who will be their challengers? Team Hell No take on Epico and Primo for a shot at the gold.
Last week, Booker T announced that the Cruiserweight Title will be decided when Kofi Kingston, Evan Bourne, Sin Cara, and Yoshi Tatsu face off in a Fatal 4 Way Elimination Match. Who will be victorious?
Also on the show, who will be the next to qualify for the Money in the Bank match?
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You have a great show going on here. Looks like you are giving Smackdown the same amount of importance as Raw, which is great. As AC said, it would be cool if you form a new NOD with Mark and Ezekiel. Seeing that you split Ambrose from the Shield because of the draft, i feel like you are making Raw and SD! two separate brands and not doing what WWE does. I enjoyed reading both shows, keep them coming.