Raw Results 06/05/12
Raw Results from Greenville, SC:The show opened with video highlights of the destruction caused by Big Show recently. Then, Michael Cole was introduced, to interview John Cena in the ring. Cena talked about how he was trying to defeat John Laurinaitis at the last PPV so he could get someone new in charge who would get Big Show his job back. Cole kept throwing jabs at Cena, despite saying he's supported him.
Cole ended up saying that he hopes Big Show puts everyone out of their misery by taking care of Cena at No Way Out. John Laurinaitis came riding out on his scooter and told Cena that he's going to let Cena pick his opponent tonight like Big Show got to. He said Show has the night off, and that he (JL) is retired. Cena ended up choosing Michael Cole as his opponent for later.
Sheamus defeated Dolph Ziggler by pinfall in a non-title match. Late in the match, Dolph hit a Fameasser for a near fall. Sheamus responded with White Noise, and then set up for the Brogue Kick. He connected on that to pin Ziggler. Post-match, Sheamus got attacked up on the ramp by Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez. Del Rio managed to put Sheamus in the Cross Arm Breaker for a bit and finally released the hold.
They had a backstage segment with David Otunga informing John Laurinaitis about a big news story from WWE.com. He said that Vince McMahon will be back next week to give Laurinaitis a job evaluation.
Sin Cara defeated Hunico by pinfall. Late in the match, he hit a leg scissors spinning move into a face-plant for the pinfall. Camacho was at ringside during the match.
Ryback defeated Arthur Rosenberg and Stan Stansky by pinfall in a 2-on-1 handicap match. Prior to the match, the amateurs cut a promo on the mic about 2 being better than one. Ryback came to the ring and tossed them both around like rag dolls. He ultimately hoisted both guys up on his shoulders and hit a Samoan Drop to slam them both back to the mat. Ryback put one guy on top of the other, then pinned both.
Kane defeated CM Punk by pinfall in a non-title match. Daniel Bryan came out and stood on the announcers table before the match to do his "question and answer" segment, saying he'd leave No Way Out as the champ. Bryan say next to Cole to watch the matchup. Late in the match, Punk was thrown to the outside and against the crowd barrier by Kane. Kane got back in the ring, but as Punk went to Daniel Bryan attacked him. Once Punk was back in the ring, AJ rushed down and got on the apron to yell to the apron that Daniel Bryan was interfering. Punk did a suicide dive out onto Bryan. Back in the ring, AJ's distraction actually hurt Punk as Kane took control and chokeslammed Punk for a pinfall win.
Post-match, AJ got in the ring to check on Punk. Kane was about to leave then turned and walked a bit towards AJ who looked afraid. Daniel Bryan rushed into the ring and attacked Kane from behind, but then got thrown to the outside. Kane started to go back towards AJ, but this time she got up and walked towards him a bit, then smiled a bit. Kane was mesmerized for a moment and then left the ring.
Backstage, Josh Matthews caught up with AJ to ask what just happened with Kane with her smiling at him. She grabbed Josh by the tie and started acting a bit crazy yet seductive, saying maybe he's her type.
R-Truth and Kofi Kingston defeated Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins by pinfall in a non-title match. Late in the match, Reks tossed Truth to the outside so he and Hawkins could try to doubleteam Kofi. However, Truth yanked Reks to the outside and started to beat him up. In the ring, Hawkins ran at Kofi in the corner. Kofi moved and finished off Hawkins with Trouble in Paradise for the win.
John Cena arrived out for the big main event match against Michael Cole. Cole started to plead from the commentary area with Lawler chuckling about it. John Laurinaitis' music hit and he rode out on his scooter. He said that for tonight he will give the people what they want and make it a No DQ match, but only if Cena defeats "this man first." Out came Sakimoto to throw salt around, before Lord Tensai arrived out and shoved him aside, then began walking to the ring.
John Cena defeated Lord Tensai by pinfall. Late in the match, Tensai had control and rammed Cena into the steps at ringside. Michael Cole started talking trash as Cena was laying on the ground. Cena got into the ring to avoid a countout. He made a comeback with his move set, and finished off Tensai with the Attitude Adjustment for the win.
John Cena defeated Michael Cole by pinfall in a no disqualification match. Cole tried to escape, but Cena caught him from the crowd area. Cole got into the ring with a mic in hand and tried to say they can shake hands. Cena laughed it off, so Cole angrily asked if he thought it was funny, then talked about how he embarassed Lawler at Wrestlemania. He said he'd do the same to Cena, and it'd be worse than when John Laurinaitis beat him.
Cena ended up in control though and stripped off Cole's shirt and pants. He slapped him on the chest hard, before grabbing a mic and putting Cole into a headlock. He made Cole apologize to Lawler and also to Jim Ross, before making him promote JR's BBQ sauce. Cole said it was "slobberkockin' good!" Lawler had some bottles of the sauce ringside, so Cena went over and grabbed a few bottles, then poured them all over Cole. He also brought a fire extinguisher into the ring and sprayed Cole with it. Cena went for AA, but suddenly Lord Tensai appeared and attacked to save Cole. Tensai hit a huge Powerbomb on Cena. Cole tried to make a quick pin cover but Cena kicked out at the last second.
Cole grabbed the fire extinguisher to try to knock out Cena. Cena grabbed Cole and connected with the AA though and scored a pinfall on him for the win.