– Tonight’s WWE RAW Supershow opens up with a look back at last week’s show where Kane came from under the ring to attack John Cena and Zack Ryder.
– And we’re live from the arena as pyro goes off and the lights go out. Kane’s music hits and out he comes to the ring.
Kane says he hears everyone questioning why he embraces hate. Kane says everyone is predictable and in denial. Kane starts talking about how everyone hates their wife, kids and jobs. Kane goes on and brings up John Cena. Kane says when the fans say Cena sucks, they’re really saying they suck. Kane brings up Zack Ryder now and says the fans made him a star but that proves nothing. Kane says he was seconds away from dragging Ryder to the depths of hell last week but Cena stopped that. All Cena did was delay the inevitable, Kane says. Kane always gets what he wants and he wants consequences. Consequences for refusing to embrace hate. John Cena’s music hits and out he comes.
Cena rushes down the ramp and they start brawling. They fight to the backstage area and Kane takes control until they take the fight outside. Cena goes down and comes back up but Kane is nowhere to be seen. We go to commercial with Cena looking around.
Santino Marella and Sheamus vs. Wade Barrett and Jinder Mahal
Barrett and Jinder keep control of the match early on, working Santino over and keeping him down on the mat. Sheamus finally gets the tag and comes in with forearms on Jinder. Sheamus with a splash in the corner and several shots to the chest. Sheamus slams Jinder and knocks Barrett to the floor.
Sheamus hits the Brogue kick on Jinder and lays him out. Santino gets the tag and puts the Cobra on. Santino hits Jinder with it and gets the pin for the win.
Winners: Sheamus and Santino Marella
– The Miz is backstage talking to John Laurinaitis about how unfair the R-Truth attacks have been. Laurinaitis says Miz brought this on himself. Miz wants a private security force protecting him at all times. Laurinaitis says Miz can find his own permission, he’s fine with that. Laurinaitis says he’s not little Jimmy, he’s big Johnny and laughs with David Otunga.
– Still to come tonight, CM Punk vs. Jack Swagger. Also, the first inductee into the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame. Back to commercial.
– WWE announces Edge for the 2012 Hall of Fame with a nice video package.
– We see The Miz backstage trying to talk Mason Ryan into protecting him but Ryan isn’t interested.
– Zack Ryder is on the phone with his dad, talking about being scared of Kane. Eve Torres walks up and he acts tough. Ryder flirts with Eve and wants a date. He wishes her good luck in her match with Beth Phoenix tonight and they walk off. Kane comes from behind a door and we see that he was listening the whole time. Back to commercial.
Kofi Kingston vs. Daniel Bryan
Back from commercial and out comes one-half of the WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston. The World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan is out next for this non-title match.
The bell rings and they lock up, trading holds. More back and forth and they trade pin attempts. Bryan comes off the top but lands on his feet. Kofi with an elbow and a crossbody from the top. Bryan catches the crossbody and applies the LaBell Lock. Kofi taps out for the quick win.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
– After the match, Bryan goes to ringside to celebrate with fans. Big Show comes out and is all smiles. Show goes to talk and Bryan cuts him off. Bryan says he hated how the World Title match ended on SmackDown when Mark Henry got involved. Bryan says the title is too prestigious for the match to end in a DQ. Bryan says he will give Show a World Title match whenever he wants. Show says Teddy Long agrees as well and the rematch will happen on SmackDown and it’s a No DQ, No Countout match. Show wishes Bryan good luck and they shake hands. Show exits the ring as Bryan looks on.
– Still to come tonight, Chris Jericho as well as CM Punk vs. Jack Swagger. We see a dressing room with Brodus Clay’s logo on it. Up next is his debut. Back to commercial.
Brodus Clay vs. Curt Hawkins
Back from the break and Brodus Clay gets a nice introduction from Justin Roberts. Clay is introduced as the Funkiest something. Disco music hits, two dancers come out and then Brodus Clay returns. Clay is dancing and dressed in an Adidas jumpsuit. Clay hits the ring with his dancers and they dance. Curt Hawkins looks on disapprovingly.
They lock up and Hawkins goes behind. Clay moves his hips around and Hawkins breaks the hold. Hawkins smacks Clay. Clay unloads and overpowers Hawkins. Clay hits a big overhead suplex and dances around. Clay hits a big splash in the corner and then a big splash in the middle of the ring for the win.
Winner: “The Funk-asaurus” Brodus Clay
– Zack Ryder is backstage talking to himself in the mirror, excited about getting a date with Eve. Ryder runs off scared about Kane being behind him.
– The Miz is talking with Primo, Epico and Rosa Mendes about protecting him but they aren’t interested either so they walk off. CM Punk walks by and laughs at Miz before heading to the ring. Back to commercial.
Jack Swagger vs. CM Punk
Back from the break and out comes Jack Swagger with Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler. WWE Champion CM Punk is out next to a nice pop from the crowd.
John Laurinaitis comes out and announces that if Punk wins tonight, Vickie and Swagger are banned from ringside for the Dolph vs. Punk match at the Rumble. Laurinaitis also announces Ziggler vs. John Cena for tonight. The bell rings and Punk locks up with Swagger. Swagger takes Punk down and works on the arm. They trade holds and go back to the ropes.
Swagger keeps in control of Punk in the corner. Punk breaks out and slams Swagger before going to the top. Punk calls for the big elbow drop but Swagger rolls out of the ring to re-group. Swagger comes back in and beats Punk down with forearms and right hands. Punk ducks a clothesline, and another, then hit a crossbody for 2. Punk with a high elbow and more right hands to the face. Swagger counters and applies the ankle lock. Punk kicks out of it but Swagger goes back to work on his knee. Swagger runs Punk over with a shoulder block and he goes down. Swagger with knees in the corner now. Swagger takes Punk back to the mat.
Punk tries to counter but Swagger rolls him up for 2. Swagger tosses Punk to the floor. Ziggler wanders over but Laurinaitis stops him from attacking. Punk comes back in and clotheslines Swagger out to the floor. Punk runs and dives through the ropes, taking Swagger out. Punk grabs Swagger and picks him up as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Swagger is in control. Swagger with a big slam and a 2 count. Punk finally fights back with kicks and a shot to the jaw. Punk with more offense and a big neckbreaker. Punk hits the high knee in the corner and goes for the bulldog but Swagger pushes him off and hits the Swagger Bomb for a 2 count. Swagger takes back control of the match and gets another 2 count. Punk slides out of the gutwrench powerbomb but Swagger blocks GTS. Swagger ducks a kick and hits a belly to belly on Punk for 2.
Swagger takes Punk to the top but Punk fights him off and headbutts him to the mat. Punk comes back and hits the big elbow from the top. It looks like Swagger kicks out at 2 but the referee calls for the bell. Even Punk and Cole thought Swagger kicked out.
Winner: CM Punk
– After the match, we see a replay and Swagger definitely kicked out.
– We get a replay of the Kane and Cena brawl from earlier. Cena is backstage talking with Zack Ryder now. Ryder is freaking out about everything. Cena brings up Ryder passing The Miz in Twitter followers this week. Cena tells Ryder to keep it together and walks off. Ryder keeps looking over his shoulder for Kane. Back to break we go.
– Back from the break and The Bella Twins are arguing backstage. Ricardo Rodriguez walks up and asks why they wanted him to come from Mexico. They want to tell Alberto Del Rio something but The Miz interrupts. He orders Ricardo to go to the ring and call out R-Truth. Miz wants Ricardo to say something offensive to draw out Truth and he will do the rest. Ricardo says that’s not going to happen. Miz threatens him. Ricardo asks The Bellas to join him in the ring and they say no before walking off. Miz orders Ricardo to the ring and he goes.
– WWE announces Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Barry Windham and Tully Blanchard as The Four Horsemen for the 2012 Hall of Fame with a nice video package.
– We go back to the arena and Ricardo Rodriguez is in the ring. He’s scared but starts firing off weak insults at R-Truth. Truth’s music hits and out he comes smiling.
Truth comes to the ring and doesn’t know why Ricardo would pick a fight with him. He says he’s a good R-Truth. Truth says asks the little Jimmys if he should let Ricardo go and they say no. Ricardo calls for Miz to come help him. Truth gets Ricardo to sing “La Cucaracha” and Ricardo really gets into it. Truth wants Ricardo to sing it again but he knocks the mic down. This angers Truth and he drops Ricardo with his finisher. The Miz rushes the ring and attacks from behind. Miz drops Truth and kicks him in the face. Miz with knees to the head now. Truth fights back and tackles him. Miz runs back through the crowd as Truth looks on from ringside.
– Still to come tonight, Cena vs. Ziggler. Up next, Chris Jericho is ready to talk. Back to commercial we go.
– Back from the break and Justin Roberts introduces Chris Jericho as the only man to ever beat Steve Austin and The Rock to become the first-ever Undisputed Champion. The lights go out and Jericho makes his way down to the ring.
Jericho hits the ring and gets the fans to pop. He goes back out to the floor and slaps hands with the fans around ringside, just like last week. Jericho goes back in the ring to soak up the love from the fans before taking a mic. His music stops and the crowd starts chanting Y2J. Jericho hits the turnbuckles to pose for the fans. Jericho asks himself “why?” as the crowd cheers for him.
Jericho acts like he’s going to start crying as the crowd continues to cheer. Jericho is doing a bad job of crying now as he sets the microphone down and his music plays. Jericho exits the ring, too overcome with emotions to speak. Jericho stops on the stage and shoots the crowd a thumbs up, all while still crying. Back to commercial.
Eve Torres vs. Kane
Eve Torres comes out for tonight’s Divas match. Justin Roberts announces her opponent and it’s…. Kane! Kane’s music hits and pyro goes off as Eve gets ready, going to the floor. Zack Ryder runs out and hurries Eve off to the back as Kane’s music continues to pay. They run out to the parking lot and Ryder puts Eve in a car. The tire is flat so Ryder has to change the tire. Ryder starts changing the tire as Eve is freaking out in the front seat.
– Up next, John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler in the main event.
– Back from the break and Ryder is still trying to change the tire.
Dolph Ziggler vs. John Cena
Dolph Ziggler is waiting in the ring as John Cena makes his entrance for the main event.
The bell rings and they lock up. Ziggler applies a headlock. Ziggler ducks two clotheslines and shows off a bit. They go at it again and Cena overpowers Ziggler. It doesn’t last long as Ziggler takes it to the corner and beats Cena down again. The match goes on until we see Kane attacking Zack Ryder on the big screen. Kane chokeslams Ryder off a ledge and onto a stack of pallets. Cena deals with Ziggler in the ring and rushes outside to the parking lot. Kane attacks Cena as he comes through the door. Kane lays Cena out with the move he’s been using. RAW goes off the air with Kane standing over Cena.