Daniel Bryan, WWE Champion CM Punk and the WWE Title Contract Money in the Bank Ladder Match competitors brawled in the ring
Raw SuperShow descended into physicality right off the bat on Monday night, when WWE Champion CM Punk, No. 1 contender Daniel Bryan and the various competitors of the WWE Championship Contract Money in the Bank Ladder Match found themselves in the ring together. (PHOTOS | VIDEO)
John Cena was the first to enter the fray, beginning the show with his customary address of the WWE Universe and discussing his preparation for the momentous contract that could put him in direct contention for WWE’s supreme prize once again. As the Cenation leader extolled the possibility of claiming the briefcase, No. 1 contender Daniel Bryan, WWE Champion CM Punk, and Chris Jericho made their way to the ring to trade verbal barbs (and, in Jericho’s case, offer catchphrase advice) and make a case for their own supremacy.
But no sooner had Kane made his way to the ring than Big Show’s music hit and the tension finally came to a head. After Bryan attacked Cena, the situation devolved into chaos as Jericho battered Kane into the corner before The World’s Largest Athlete thundered down to the ring and quickly laid waste to his competition. The giant’s punishing attacks left champion, challenger and Money in the Bank contenders alike lying in a heap as he made his way back to the locker room area, his statement made loud and clear.
After experiencing some friction on SmackDown last week, Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero’s partnership fell into further friction after they unsuccessfully challenged World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus and AJ in a Mixed Tag Match. (PHOTOS | VIDEO)
It was the “Queen Diva” Guerrero herself who instigated the action, shoving AJ (clad in CM Punk-inspired wrist tape) before the action could begin. The Showoff put in a strong effort against his No Way Out opponent Sheamus, mounting a calculated offense and attempting to weaken The Great White’s arm with an intricate series of technical holds. But the thunderous attacks of The Celtic Warrior left Ziggler battered in the ring, forcing him to tag in Vickie before he fell victim to the Brogue Kick.
It was AJ who scored the win for her team, felling Vickie with a Shining Wizard to the Queen Diva’s head and notching the 1-2-3, before snatching the microphone out of Justin Roberts’ hands and screaming “YES!” as she skipped away. However, her joy was cut short when she ran into CM Punk backstage and found The Second City Saint had entirely missed her match due to a personal phone call. (WATCH: AJ REJECTS BRYAN AND CHASTISES PUNK)
Raw SuperShow ended in as explosive a fashion as it began when WWE Champion CM Punk & John Cena clashed with Daniel Bryan & Chris Jericho, but it was AJ who brought the show to its ominous close. (PHOTOS | VIDEOS)
Punk and Bryan were the first to mix it up in the ring, dazzling the WWE Universe once again with their technical expertise. But The Second City Saint proved more than willing to concede the offense to Cena, who just a year ago was Punk’s fiercest rival in WWE, allowing the Cenation leader to deliver a few of his signature maneuvers to force Bryan out of the match. Jericho put in some dynamic offense of his own, notching a two count against Cena and attempting to put him away with a sleeper hold while he struggled to tag in Punk. The contest ultimately came down, once again, to Punk and Bryan. Despite a furious back-and-forth that saw Punk ensnare Bryan in the Anaconda Vise and plant the “Yes!” man with a top-rope suplex, it was AJ who had the final word in this main event.
While Punk and Bryan battled it out in the ring, The Geek Goddess prowled around, eventually producing a table and erecting it for a purpose known only to her. Eventually, she climbed up to the top of the turnbuckle, seemingly contemplating leaping until Bryan attempted to dissuade her from the arena floor. Punk did the same, climbing up alongside AJ and trying to calm her down before disaster struck: The Geek Goddess planted a kiss on The Second City Saint’s lips before shoving him off the turnbuckle and into Bryan, and as both competitors crashed through the pine, AJ screamed “YES!” to end the show.