Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to another edition of Monday Night Raw! This show could be an exciting one after the return of WWE/UFC Superstar Brock Lesnar last week! We expect a confrontation between Cena and Lesnar as well as Jericho and Punk after the incidents that took place last week. Stay tuned with WNS tonight for all of your live coverage needs!
We start off the show with a "The Three Stooges" advertisement and are told by Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler that the stooges will be guests on the show tonight. Also coming up tonight, CM Punk vs. Mark Henry. John Laurinaitis and David Otunga walk down to the ring to inspirational music, presumably Laurinaitis's new theme music. Laurinaitis introduces Brock Lesnar as the new face of the WWE as the titantron shows Cena talking about The Rock last week before Lesnar arrived. Laurinaitis announces that Brock Lesnar will square off against John Cena at Extreme Rules before welcoming him to the ring. Lesnar makes his way down to the ring with a pretty large pop from the crowd.
Lesnar takes the mic and thanks Laurinatis for having the wisdom to bring legitimacy back to the WWE. And at that, Cena's music hits to a pretty big pop. Cena makes his way down to the ring to a smiling Lesnar. A "Cena" chant takes over the arena as Cena tells Brock Lesnar that he never got to thank him for last week. Cena slaps Lesnar across the face! Lesnar hits Cena with a spear and the two are on the ground hitting one another. Referees and Superstars are out from the back trying to seperate the two! Cena's mouth is full of blood as he smiles across the ring at Lesnar! "Let them fight!" erupts from the fans! Cena has broken away from those holding him back and has attacked Lesnar again! The superstars finally seperate the two men again while the crowd goes crazy! And now Lesnar has broken from his group and is attacking Cena! Lesnar is finally pulled out of the ring by some of the WWE Roster and Staff. Lesnar smiles as he's escorted to the back. What a great start to the show!Com
We see Laurinaitis scolding Teddy Long backstage for not containing John Cena. Eve then makes an appointment with Johnny to meet later.
Coming out for a tag team match are Brodus Clay and the U.S. Champion, Santino Marella! The two danced all the way down to the ring. Following them is the tag team of Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler who are introduced by Vickie Guerrero as the greatest team in the Universe. Ziggler and Marella start the match first. Ziggler gets two quick one counts on Santino before Santino moves into the offensive with a huge arm bar. Ziggler escapes the hold and tags in Swagger but Santino had tagged in Brodus Clay who planted Swagger almost immediatelly. Clay gets in a few slams before Swagger hits him with a shoulder to the knee and then another shoulder to the upper body. Clay is grounded as we cut to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler dominating Santino. Ziggler locks Santino in a leg hold and tags Swagger who hits Santino with an elbow drop. Santino fights his way out and gets some offensive in on Swagger before Swagger nails Santino with a slam and tags Ziggler back in. Ziggler talks trash to Brodus but Santino rolls him up! 1-2..no. Now the two exchange moves before Santino tags in Brodus. Brodus dominates Ziggler with a slam and a big splash into a pin. 1-2-3! Santino and Brodus defeat Dolph and Swagger via Pin!
We cut backstage to see The Miz and Laurinaitis talking backstage. Johnny tells The Miz that he has big plans for him but they'll have to talk about it next week. Long and Cena show up backstage where Cena raises his voice about how Laurinaitis wants Cena out of the business. And that normally a wrestler who was busted open would get the night off but Cena wants a match. Cena walks off as Laurinaitis tells Long to go and tell Otunga he has a match with Cena tonight and that Laurinaitis will be ringside. Santino is backstage asking everyone if they've seen The Three Stooges anywhere.
We come back to see Santino still looking for the Stooges before running into Kane, ultimately causing him to run back in the direction he came from. R-Truth and Cody Rhodes make their way down to the ring for their match against one another. R-Truth has the offensive early but Cody reverses into a huge alabama slam! At that the Big Show comes out and shows footage of Cody losing to Kofi on last week's RAW when he was distracted by Big Show. Cody uses the distraction to hit a facebuster and make the cover. 1-2-3! R-Truth defeats Cody Rhodes via pin.
Santino finds a big crate backstage that he thinks is a care package sent from his mother. Santino opens the crate and out drops the Stooges. Santino asks the Stooges what they have planned for the show. The four then take turns slapping one another while asking what the plan is. Santino leaves the Stooges behind as they try to come up with a plan for later tonight.
Lord Tensai comes out for his match against Yoshi Tatsu to a small amount of boos. We're told that Yoshi Tatsu challenged Tensai to this match and claimed that Tensai isn't "Real Japanese". It doesn't take long for Tensai to nail Tatsu with repeated slaps to the head and a huge clam. Tatsu pops back up and tries to get some offensive in but it doesn't last. Tensai plants Tatsu with a huge facebuster and backdrop. The crowd has chanted "Albert" on many occasions throughout the match. Tensai hits Tatsu with elbows to the head and another slam. The referee then checks on Tatsu and calls the match. Tensai spits the mist again and puts Tatsu in the mandible claw. Tensai exits the ring and heads to the back as we're shown what Chris Jericho did to CM Punk last week. We get another reminder that Punk will square off with Mark Henry for the WWE Championship later tonight!
We're shown footage from last week of Chris Jericho trying to force Jericho into drinking and breaking a bottle over his head. CM Punk makes his way down to the ring appearing very disgruntled. He takes the mic from the ring announcer before his introduction is even completed. He takes a minute to reflect before telling the crowd he wanted to break the silence. He admits that Straight Edge isn't a concept that everybody gets and that he understands that. He talks about his choice to be straight edge and that he didn't do it to try and be cool or fit in. He tells the fans that he wanted to keep his reasoning for being straight edge quiet because it wasn't anybody's business. He doesn't want people feeling sorry for him and that he's going to come out and do what he's best at, wrestling. He follows that up by addressing Chris Jericho and his desire to destroy CM Punk's privacy. And that when Wrestlemania ended and Punk stood victorious over Jericho, Jericho took it one step further. Jericho took it one step too far when he poured whiskey all over Punk's body and smashed a bottle over Punk's head. There was one thought in Punk's head and that thought was "I smell exactly like my father did." The fans show support as Punk takes a second to collect himself. Jericho then cuts Punk off on the titantron. Jericho asks Punk if he's still hung over. Is the WWE Universe witnessing CM Punk in his first bender? Jericho tells Punk that he's in denial and that he's powerless to alcohol. He tells Punk that the fans see a loser now. And that CM Punk now knows exactly what it is to be CM Drunk. Jericho smiles and laughs at a very distraught Punk. Punk tells him that Jericho can't break him and that Jericho's failure is not knowing that he made the biggest mistake of his life. CM Punk tells him that Jericho sent him to a bad place with horrible memories. CM Punk plans on bottling all of those memories up, packing them in punches and unleashing them on Jericho. Because this is no longer about who is the best in the world, it's about CM Punk kicking Jericho's ass.
Mark Henry comes out and we cut to commercial.
CM Punk runs over to Henry and nails him with knee after knee and kick after kick. Mark Henry looks hurt but catches Punk on the run and slams him. Punk rolls out of the ring and Henry chases him. Punk has a tv screen and smashes it over Mark Henry's head. Mark Henry defeats CM Punk via DQ.
Jericho's music hits and he walks out onto the stage holding cases of beer. Henry has Punk and he brings him into the ring where he hits a World's Strongest Slam. Henry lifts him again and hits him with another World's Strongest Slam before exiting the ring. Jericho however has entered the ring with one of the cases of beer in hand. He opens a beer and gets ready to pour it on Punk but Punk is up and he nails Jericho with a kick. The two are exchanging punchees and now Punk has Jericho grounded. Punk goes to jump on Jericho but Jericho catches him with a Codebreaker. Jericho calls him stupid and begins to pour cans of beer all over Punk. The fans are booing like crazy as Punk coughs and Jericho yells at him to "Drink it in you son of a bitch." Referees make there way into the ring and seperate Jericho from CM Punk. CM Punk makes his way to his feet but Jericho hits him with another Codebreaker. Jericho exits the ring and grabs the Championship before holding it in the air and smiling.
Alberto Del Rio and Zack Ryder face off in a match that is mostly dominated by Alberto Del Rio. Zack looks to have a shocking win set up but his Zack Attack is reversed into a armbreaker! Alberto Del Rio defeats Zack Ryder via Submission
The three stooges do their segment with Curly coming out dressed up as Hulk Hogan. Curly cuts a promo as Hogan but promotes the Three Stooges movie before Kane comes out. The entire segment is booed fairly loudly by the fans in attendance. Curly is chokeslammed by Kane. We cut backstage to see Mark Henry being interviewed about his confrontation with CM Punk earlier in the night. He tells us that next week there will be no DQ and no countout in his Championship match with Punk next week. He claims that next week we'll belooking at a new WWE Champion.
We come back to see Justin Matthews introducing Brock Lesnar backstage. Lesnar tells Matthews that he's proud of all he's achieved. That he's proud of Johnny for having the wisdom to bring him back. And that he's proud that Johnny put him at the top, ahead of pretty boy Cena that doesn't deserve it. But that he's not as proud as all of the suits and fans are that he's back.
We're shown a video where all of the WWE Superstars put over the HIAC match at Wrestlemania 28.
David Otunga comes out to the ring for his match with John Cena while being joined by John Laurinaitis.
Cena comes out with a fat lap and a huge pop from the crowd. Laurinaitis looks really unhappy as he stands at ringside. The two lock up as a "Let's Go Cena/Cena Sucks" chant takes over the arena. Cena gets the advantage as Otunga seperates himself. Otunga quickly corners Cena and hits kick after kick but Cena breaks the momentum and drills Otunga with punches to the torso. And now Otunga has regained control as he hit's a slam and drops a few elbows and punches to Cena's torso. Otunga hits a big clothesline and flexes for the crowd before lifting Cena up for another punch to the skull. Otunga then hits a big shoulder and locks Cena in a headlock while the crowd chants "Fruity Pebbles". Cena is bleeding once again as he fights his way out of the hold but only for a minute as Otunga grounds Cena again and flexes for the crowd. Cena ducks a punch and makes his comeback after hitting a few shoulder blocks and nailing the five knuckle shuffle. He lifts Otunga up and hits the attitude adjustment. But that's not it as he locks in the STF! Otunga taps! John Cena defeats David Otunga via Submission
Brock Lesnar slides into the ring and hits Cena with a low blow before lifting Cena up for an F5. Lesnar smiles and stands over John Cena as RAW fades to black.