WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW 16 April 2012 PLAY BY PLAY

WWE Intro-Trailer, Raw Theme ‘Burn it to the Ground’ by Nickleback, with RAW Trailer. Raw is in the O2 Arena in London, England

Opening Match: WWE Title Match
CM Punk[c] vs Mark Henry
‘Cult of Personality’ Echos as CM Punk makes his way to the ring, with Mark Henry already standing in the ring. Cole reminds us it has been nearly a year since the WWE Championship changed hand on Raw. Recap 2 weeks ago with CM Punk’s Count out and the whiskey bottle assaults

Josh Introduces both competitors, and the bell sounds.both men circling, Collar and Elbow Tie up, Punk thrown into the corner, Henry head butts him and punk rolls around the ring to get a way. series of kicks from the Champion, and a slam stops that. Challenger sends the Champion out of the ring and follows, punk back in first and suicide dive out. Henry accepts a few kicks then sends punk staggering, slam into ring post, Punk deflects a blow and flies off the guard rail with a bulldog, kidney kicks follows up, then CM Punk attempts a head scissor take down but gets rammed into the guard rail.

Commercial break.

Return to both men back in the ring Henry wrenching on Punk’s neck before throwing him across the ring and stomps on him. Punk gets out and retrieves a steel chair, unloading on Mark Henry to put him down for a 2 count. Punk tries another chair shot and henry counters with a kick to the mid-section, then picks up the chair. Headshot to the Champion and loads the chair between the turnbuckles. Punk retaliates with  to punches and chops, going for something big, is met from Henry with a clothesline and a bear hug. elbow’s to the face breaks the hold, chop block and short DDT. Punk goes for a flying cross body and gets caught, slips from the world’s strongest slam, and counters with a high kick to the skull. Running Knee connects, but bulldog is deflected. Henry face first into the steel chair, and Punk capitalizes with a Steel Chair elbow drop from the top rope to retain the WWE Title.

Jericho appears on the tron from a bar setting, taunting CM Punk about the beer bath, then announces to the world that at Extreme Rules Jericho meets CM Punk in Chicago in a ‘Chicago Street Fight‘ CM Punk seems happy about that. Jericho shows footage of Punk going into a pub, which Punk explains to have been having a meal with friends, but Jericho has none of the ‘excuses’ to taunt Punk before cutting off.

King and Cole announce an interview with Brock Lesnar tonight where Brock explains why he targeted Cena.

Commercial break

We return to R Truth dressed as Sherlock Holmes and talking to an invisible ‘Jimmy Watson’ and telling Teddy Long he is going to find him job.

United States Title Match
Santino Marella[c] vs David Otunga
Santino walks out wearing a series of ‘wrong’ UK football polos for jeers, ending with the ‘proper’ polo. David Otunga makes his way down. Bell Sounds, Collar and Elbow tie up, Otunga takes control, quickly getting a few quick 2 counts. Otunga gets a 3 count but ref sees Santino on the ropes, Santino comes back while David argues with the Ref. Cobra strike and Santino Retains the United States Title.

Santino celebrates

Lord ‘Tensai’ interviews with Josh wearing a Japanese armor, and talking about fear

Brock interview promo

Commercial Break

Return with news that WrestleMania broke nearly every WWE Record in the book

Lesnar interview
‘I’m not a superstar, i am an ass kicker, I am Brock Lesnar, That’s it.
There is no one in WWE Past or Present that has my Accolades. Youngest 3x WWE Champion.
I go into UFC, people says ‘here is a kid that can’t do anything’ I climb that mountain
I come back to WWE, I didn’t miss walking through that curtain, the Fans…At the end of the day, I only care about me, This is Business.
We are all sick of John Cena, if I had been here the last 8 years, John Cena is the guy who would be carrying my bags, it’s not about what is running through his mind, but what is running down his leg, PISS.
This isn’t going to be a match, it’s and Extreme Rules Match, I go in there i am looking for utter Chaos, I’ve given Cena a taste and I hope he liked it because there is more to come”
Issue with playback caused me to miss the remainder of the interview

Zack Ryder vs Kane
Zack makes his way to the Ring, replaying the Chokeslam from the loading dock three months ago. Kane’s Music Hits and we go to Commercial break

Commercial Break

WWE Rewind: Orton Vs Mark Henry on smack Down-Kane jumps Randy and Cowboy Bob Orton

Kane stands in the ring and sets off the torches.Zack tries to get into the ring and takes a big boot and flies into the announce table, Kane takes the fight to Zack and destroys him before throwing him back into the ring, a Chokeslam and the ref refuses to start the match.

Kane with mic: What a joyful family reunion on Smack down Randy, you and your old man laying there together. I expected your old man to go down with out a fight, but who’d expect the viper to be so easy, but I guess it’s true what they say ‘Like Father Like son’

Kofi talking to AJ in the back, Daniels walks up and acts jealous, then renames the ‘LaBelle Lock’ the ‘Yes! Lock’ and begins a ‘YES! chant.

NEXT: John Cena lets the world know where his mind is at about Brock Lesnar

Commercial Break.

‘My Time is Now’ blasts as John Cena comes out as happy as he always is. Recap the brawl from last week between Cena and Lesnar.
Recap Cena defeating Otunga and Lesnar laying out John Cena.
Cena smiles watching the footage. Cena points out that Luaranaitis is in the background of every shot when he and Lesnar are face to face. Points out that at Wrestlemania, John Luaranaitis became the most powerful man in WWE, and John Luaranaitis doesn’t like John Cena, he feels he needs to Legitimize WWE by getting Brock Lesnar. After a year of building the public relations, the entertainment of this product, Brock Lesnar is here to destroy. John Cena has fears Brock Lesnar, but Cena will fight on April 29th. John Luaranaitis comes out promoting ‘people power’ and makes a match, an extreme rules match for Cena. Next Week, on a special 3 hour raw next monday, there will be a contract signing for Cena and Lesnar. We do not know the name of Cena’s Opponent for tonight.

Recap CM Punk Retaining WWE Championship tonight, and Chris Jericho announcing Chicago Street fight

NEXT: Kofi Kingston Vs Daniel Bryan

Commercial Break

Official Exteme Rules Theme ‘Adrenaline’ by Shinedown

R Truth comes from secret passage past a confused Hornswaggle

Kofi Kingston vs Daniel Bryan
‘SOS’ plays for Kofi Kingston, Followed by Daniel Bryan’s Entrance. Bell sounds, a quick back and forth and Daniel taunts ‘YES’, taking a forearm strike  for his trouble. the two men go back and forth, after a knee to the stomach, Daniel got a 2 count, and Daniel takes over for a minute, Kofi counters a hammerlock with a cutter. taking over and moving the match outside as we go to commercial

Commercial Break

Lesnar Return Promo, Promo for the 3 hour Special and contract signing

Daniel is in control picking Kofi Kingston apart. AJ is watching on a monitor. 2 count for Bryan. Chinlock applied to Kofi. Kofi fights back, putting Daniel off-balance. Boom Drop, Misses trouble in Paradise, slips from ‘Yes!’ lock, and nails a perfect SOS, and 2 count. back and forth… Daniel attempts a superplex and falls, Kofi misses the flying cross body, and taps to the ‘Yes !’ Lock. AJ seems distantly happy for the victory, and Daniel applies another, luring Sheamus out to assist Kofi Kingston.

Tonight: Extreme Rules: John Cena vs Mystery Man

Commercial Break

SLAM of the WEEK: Triple Threat for the US Title, Brodus Clay saves Santino

‘Funkasaurous’ is introduced and ‘Somebody call my mama’ hits the PA System as he comes down with his beautiful backup dancers. Vickie comes out moaning like a dying cow to introduce Dolph Ziggler. “I am perfection” plays as Dolph approaches the ring accompanies by swagger. The match begins and ends abruptly, Vickie attempts to distracts Brodus and the dancers get in her face, Naomi shoves her on her ass.

Luaranaitis is telling David ‘the sky is the limit’ and Eve asks for his attention in his office

Memorial package for Chief Jay Strongbow, member of the First Class of WWE Hal of Fame. 1928-2012

Commercial Break

R Truth tells Teddy he has found a job as GM of Smack Down, he is a perfect candidate

Great Khali/Big Show vs Primo & Epico w/ Rosa Mendes
Khali makes his way to the ring, followed by the big show. Tag Team Champions approach the ring, Epico begins against Khali. ‘A.W.’ Abraham Washington watches the match from the top of the ramp. Primo switches out to get beat down, Rosa tries to pull her team out but Big Show throws them both in. Chokeslam and Punjabi Plunge, double cover, and the two giants dance in the middle of the ring.

WWE goes to Moscow, Russia for the first time in history.

NEXT: Extreme Rules: John Cena Vs Mystery Opponent

Commercial Break

Lesnar Return promo – 3 hour event contract signing promo

John Cena Vs
‘My time is Now’ introduces John Cena with the help of Justin. Mystery Opponent is announced as Lord Tensai by WWE General Manager with David Otunga.Tensai takes the beating to John Cena, Cena gets a moment to counter with a suplex, and Tensai stands straight up, taking the fight back to Cena with ruthless aggression. Cena escapes the ring and Lord Tensai follows. John gets only enough advantage to increase Tensai’s momentum until a Back drop creates some separation, Cena introduce’s the steel steps and tosses Tensai in, and the worshiper lays Cena out. David Otunga tosses him back in. Tensai once more taking dominance, setting up for a splash give John the breather he needs to come back again, but not for long. Senton back drop and armbar. Cena counters with a STF, Otunga in and ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT, Green mist from Tensai and a chokebomb makes Cena the loser of this match. Raw ends with Tensai Standing tall and Cena washing the mist from his eyes with a water bottle.

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WWE SMACKDOWN SUPERSHOW BLAST FROM THE PAST 10APRIL2012

WWE opens recapping last weeks break up of Daniel Bryan and AJ, announcing Bryan will be a Guest on Piper’s Pit tonight.

Lilian Garcia introduces Mean Gene Okerlund, who welcomes everyone to the event and introduces WWE World Champion, Sheamus. Sheamus apologizes for his actions against Ref. Chad Patton, and Laurentius comes out, demanding him apologize again, then announced Main Event: Tag match for tonight: Del Rio/Bryan vs Sheamus & Mean Gene

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