Raw Results 10/22/12
Raw Results from Rutherford, NJ:Team Rhodes Scholars defeated Sin Cara & Rey Mysterio via pinfall to advance to the tag team championship match at Hell in a Cell. Raw opened with the finals of the tag team tournament. Late in the contest, Rey had control and went to the top rope to splash onto Cody for a near fall. Sandow went in front of the ref to interrupt the count. Sin Cara rushed in to kick Sandow in the head, with Rey kicking Sandow out of the ring. Cody took advantage of that distraction by coming up from behind on Rey to hit Cross Rhodes. Post-match, Team Hell No appeared on the big screen with a message, saying "hell no" to Rhodes Scholars winning their titles. Kane then made the pyro explode from the ringposts.
Kofi Kingston defeated Michael McGillicutty via pinfall in a non-title matchup. Miz was on commentary during the match, with McGill seemed to dominate for a while. However, Kofi came out of nowhere with a surprise Trouble in Paradise to get the win.
John Cena came to the ring to talk about CM Punk and Ryback fighting at Hell in a Cell. He said Ryback is the new face of WWE as of this Sunday, and stands for one thing "destruction." CM Punk and Paul Heyman came out to interrupt. Punk taunted Cena saying he likes his new role s Ryback's cheerleder. Punk said Cena finally realizes he can't beat him. Cena said he wasn't allowed to, but said he is now medically cleared to fight. Punk tried to go down to the ring and got up on the apron, but Heyman told him he shouldn't fight for free. Punk dropped off the apron and then backed up the ramp.
Justin Gabriel defeated US Champion Antonio Cesaro via pinfall in a non-title match. Late in this one, Gabriel went for the 450 but Cesaro hit the ropes to make Gabriel fall off in the corner. Cesaro went for a superplex moments later with Gabriel fighting him off. Cesaro managed to knock Gabriel off to the apron. Gabriel follows with a kick to Cesaro's head and then hits the 450 on him for the win.
They showed a limo pulling up backstage with Vince McMahon getting out. AJ also got out looking worried, as they walked off.
Vince and AJ were in the ring after commercial break. Vince talked about a Board of Directors meeting earlier and says AJ can tell everyone the results of that meeting. AJ says because of allegations that was she was fraternizing with a member of the Raw roster, she is now resigning as the Raw GM. AJ says even though some people disagreed with her decisions or thought she was unstable, she just thinks some people like a crazy chick. AJ talked about her upbringing and thinking she might never go anywhere, but because the fans accepted her she made it this far. She thanked everyone saying she loved every second of the job. She also thanked Vince for the opportunity. Paul Heyman came out next.
Heyman suggested that if Raw needs a new GM, he's the man for the job, but Vince tells him no. Instead Vince introduces the new "managing supervisor of Raw," Vickie Guerrero. She comes out to the ring and Heyman suggests she should make her first move to reverse Vince's decision for Punk vs Ryback at HIAC. Vickie says that match will still happen, and tonight she has booked Punk vs Sheamus for the main event, in the largest Lumberjack Match in Raw history. Heyman was upset and walked away yelling about the decision. Vickie then told off AJ, insulting and taunting her, telling her to get out of the ring. AJ went to leave, but Vickie kept on trash talking, so AJ turned and then jumped on Vickie for the catfight. Eventually, AJ got the upperhand and kicked Vickie out of the ring. Vickie ran off screaming and then AJ skipped away.
Ryback defeated The Miz via pinfall. During this one, Miz got in some offense towards the end as he hit a jawbreaker on Ryback. Miz went to the top for a move, but Ryback catches him from mid-air to slam to the mat. Ryback nails a huge clothesline on Miz, then follows with Shell Shocked for the win.
Backstage, Eve was on the phone talking about how AJ Lee was messing around with people like Ryder and Primo. Kaitlyn walks up behind her and says Eve is the unprofessional one. She says she has proof Eve was behind the attack on her. Eve said she's going to Booker T about this. Kaitlyn grabs Eve and tells her to stop the nice girl act. Eve smacked Kaitlyn and the catfight began. Layla rushed in and got involved and refs eventually broke things up.
Backstage, Josh Matthews has a Sheamus Brawlin Buddy Toy. Sheamus walks in and talks about how he'll face CM Punk later in the biggest Lumberjack match in WWE history tonight. Sheamus says he loves the unpredictability. Matthews asks about HIAC and Big Show, but Show walks in and punches the Sheamus doll. He tells Sheamus he better get serious fast because the same will happen to him Sunday.
Dolph Ziggler defeated Daniel Bryan via pinfall. Late in the match, Kane was outside the ring as both Bryan and Ziggler were down on the mat. Kane started the crowd up with a "Yes" chant. Bryan got up and then on the corner to start up his "No, No!" That distraction allowed Ziggler to run up behind him and hit the Zig Zag for the win. Post-match, Kane and Bryan argued in the ring, with Kane trying to explain he was trying to help him.
Matt Striker came out to interrupt saying Vickie Guerrero has ordered them to compete in the "Newly Tag Game" later on. Striker said he was told to be the host and their opponents will be Team Rhodes Scholars.
In the ring, Striker introduced the game show with Bryan and Kane seated in steel chairs next to each other. Striker asked them to tell a bit about themselves, but they started arguing about stuff. Team Rhodes Scholars comes out with Sandow saying how dare they invite them to take part in such tomfoolery. He says they won't be participating in this. Rhodes says Team Hell No will get to know them real well when they beat them at HIAC on Sunday.
Rhodes Scholars leave, and Striker announces Hell No as the winners of the game show by forefeit. Kane and Bryan get up and turn their attention to Striker, who drops down and rolls out of the ring. He backs up to the top of the ramp and then says he'd like to wish them luck on Sunday, but he really doesn't wish them any luck. As Striker backs up, all of a sudden Big Show is standing there. He grabs Striker and flings him across the stage then heads to the ring for a match with Kane.
Big Show defeated Kane via pinfall. Late in this one, Kane fought out of the corner with his right hands. Show fired back shots of his own, but Kane hit a huge DDT on him for a 2 count. Kane jumped off the corner for another big move, and near fall. Rhodes and Sandow show up on the ramp as a distraction, leading to Big Show getting the win.
Post-match, Rhodes Scholars chase down Bryan at ringside, and then bring him into the ring where Rhodes hits his finisher on him, leaving the tag champs layed out in the ring.
Backstage, Santino Marella told AJ he thought she did a good job as GM. John Cena comes walking up, saying if he an ever do anything for her, to let him know. AJ says that Vickie was the one who went to the board, and says that she had an affair with Cena. Cena says it was just a business dinner. He promises to get to the bottom of this. AJ puts her head in Cena's chest and he hugs her.
Cena talks to Vince McMahon who's getting ready to leave in his limo. Vince said there was incriminating evidence suggesting the affair. Vince said Vickie getting the Raw supervising manager job is likely an interim thing, but it is what it is. Vince gets into his limo and leaves.
CM Punk defeated Sheamus via pinfall in a champion vs. champion lumberjack match. Towards the end of the match, Antonio Cesaro got into the ring and Sheamus hit him with the Brogue Kick. Jinder Mahal tried to get involved and got hit with the kick as well. Big Show grabbed Sheamus and hit him with a chokeslam to leave him down on the mat. Punk used that to take the winning pinfall.
Post-match, Ryback's music hit and he came out to the ring. Punk tried to escape, but the lumberjacks grabbed him and tossed him back into the ring. Ryback manhandled Punk quite a bit including a slam. Punk tried to escape again, but the lumberjacks threw him back. Ryback with more manhandling of Punk before tossing him out of the ring into a sea of lumberjacks. The show closed with Ryback standing tall in the ring as Paul Heyman helped a hurt Punk up the ramp.