WWE Raw Report (04/16/12) – London, England
Date: April 16th, 2012
We Are Tape Delayed In: London, England
Commentators: Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler
Raw intro plays. Pyro shoots out.
Justin Roberts announces that the WWE Championship match is up next.
WWE champion CM Punk comes out. He heads to the ring to face his opponent Mark Henry who is already in the ring.
Footage is shown of two weeks ago on Raw where Mark Henry defeated CM Punk by count out. Afterwards Chris Jericho attacked and poured Whiskey over Punk.
[WWE Championship No disqualification/No count out match]
[CM Punk(c) verses Mark Henry]
Justin Roberts gives Punk and Henry formal introductions.
The bell sounds and the match starts.
Punk and Henry circle each other. Punk throws a couple kicks but they have no effect. Henry grabs Punk and tosses him into a turnbuckle. He then headbutts him and lands a clubbing blow to the back. Punk slides away and gets to his feet. Punk with more kicks to the leg. He runs the ropes and Henry catches Punk before dropping him with a slightly modified Alabama slam. Punk rolls to the apron and Henry lands a a kick that knocks him out of the ring. Henry exits the ring after him, but Punk slides back into the ring, runs the ropes and hits Henry with a suicide dive. He kicks Henry in the back of the head and goes for an irish whip but Henry counters and whips Punk shoulder first into the turnbuckle post. Henry grabs Punk and squeezes his head into one side of the post. Henry backs up and charges forward, but Punk manages to keep him away with a boot to the face. Henry tries again and receives another boot to the face. Punk then jumps up the barricade, runs alongside it, and connects with a bulldog. Punk lifts the dead weighted Henry, but Henry fights back and tackles him into the apron. Punk delivers a series of kicks to the back. He climbs the apron and jumps but Henry catches him and tosses him into the barricade before falling down himself.
Back from break, and Henry has Punk’s neck bent in a submission, but it doesn’t last long before Punk fights back up and lands a dropkick. Punk runs the ropes and Henry connects with a clothesline. Henry goes over to Punk and stands on his chest while leaning against the ropes. Punk goes on the apron. Henry goes to grab him but Punk manages to hit a jawbreaker on the challenger. Punk goes outside the ring and grabs a steel chair. He heads back into the ring and hits Henry in the stomach with the edge of the chair followed by a smack to the chest. He covers for a two count. Punk grabs the chair again and raises it over his head, but Henry lands a calf kick to the ribs. Henry now grabs the chair and he smacks Punk in the back with it. He then wedges the chair between the top and middle turnbuckle pad. He grabs Punk and attempts to slam the champion’s face into the chair, but Punk avoids the shot and counters with kicks, punches, and chops until Henry is stuck at another turnbuckle. Punk nails more punches to the face, then steps back and runs towards him. Henry saves himself by clotheslining Punk down. Henry grabs Punk and applies a bear hug submission. Punk starts to lose energy, but he fights back with elbows to the shoulder. Henry lets go and Punk chop blocks Henry knee. He follows it up with a DDT and gets another two count. Punk climbs to the top of the turnbuckle. He jumps and Henry catches him in his arms. He goes for World’s Strongest Slam, but Punk slips behind Henry and roundhouse kicks him in the side of the head. Henry slumps down against the turnbuckle. Punk runs and hits a running high knee. He goes for a running bulldog but Henry tosses him off. Punk sits up right in front of the turnbuckle with the steel chair still attached. Henry runs towards him. Punk slips out the side and Henry hits the chair head first. Henry collapses to the mat. Punk goes out of the ring and grabs the fallen chair. He climbs the turnbuckle, raises the chair up and hits Henry with the chair to the face off the top for the three count.
[Winner via Pinfall and still WWE Champion: CM Punk]
Punk goes to celebrate, but Jericho suddenly appears on the TitanTron. He claps his hands.
Congratulations, Punk! Confratulations. Great job, he finally beat the big man. Good for him. He’s sitting in a bar, and it’s a disgusting place, it reeks of beer. And then he realized “is it the bar that reeks of beer, or is it Punk after he doused him with beer last week on Raw. He bets that Punk can’t wait to get his hands on him. Well he can help him with that. Due to his domination over him for the past two weeks, he has been granted a WWE Championship match. He had to make a little concession to get it, but that’s okay. The concession is this: in two weeks at Extreme Rules, for the WWE Championship, it’s going to be CM Punk versus Chris Jericho in a Chicago Street Fight!
Punk grins and grabs a microphone.
Well Chris, excuse him. He doesn’t know how he’s going to survive a Chicago Street Fight because if he saw what he just did to the World’s Strongest Man, he assures that in Chicago when they fight in the streets, there is no disqualification, and it seems to be poetic justice because it’s no longer about him being the best in the world. It’s not about him kicking Jericho’s ass! And now he’s telling him that he gets to do it in front of his friends and family in his hometown? In front of his father, his sister, and his mother?
Jericho asks Punk if he has whiskey goggles on. Who does he think he talking to? He’s flexing those beer muscles, talking really tough. He can say what he wants, but do him a favor. Show up to Extreme Rules sober with his faculties complete. Because he saw what Punk did earlier today before this show. He has footage to prove it.
Footage plays of CM Punk outside in London at 11:55 AM. He walks over to a local Pub and steps inside. The camera cuts to what is presumed to be later in the day and Punk is seen walking out of the same Pub. He puts his hoodie over his head as he leaves.
Jericho asks what he was doing in a Pub just hours before the show. Was he drinking? Is he drunk right now? Huh?
Punk says he wants to come down and smell his breath? Be a man and come find out for himself right now. Come on! And hey, he’s straight edge, he doesn’t drink, but that doesn’t mean his friends don’t. He can’t go to a pub in merry ol’ England and have fish and chips with a friend of his?
Alright, alright, now he’s just in denial. He’s making up stories. He’s starting to sound like his father. Is this how it started for dear old dad? Did he just go to the Pub for a couple pops with his buddies, and it lead to one drink after another and soon he became a drunk for the rest of his life? Because that’s Punk’s future. He could’ve went for fish and chips anywhere, but he wants to be surrounded by alcohol. He liked the taste of whiskey when he poured it down his throat? He liked the taste of beer when he doused him in it? He’s on the path to alcoholism. Just admit it. His straight edge lifestyle is a facade. He’s lost everything. His dignity, his honor, his personal beliefs. And in two weeks he’s going to lose the only thing he has left…the WWE Championship.
Punk says he’s stick and tired-
Jericho disconnects from the Tron. Punk is left both annoyed and angered.
Up next, Santino Marella defends the United States Championship against David Otunga, and later we get an exclusive interview with Brock Lesnar.
We’re back. Cut to the backstage area, and R-Truth is shown dressed up as Sherlock Holmes. He’s talking to himself again.
Theodore Long appears next to Truth and asks him who he’s talking to.
Truth “inspects” Teddy with a magnifying glass.
Truth says he’s talking to his “assistant” little Jimmy Watson. Jimmy tells him that after WrestleMania, Teddy lost a job. So their job is to find him a job. Good day!
Teddy says somehow, that’s the best news he’s gotten all month.
Back at ringside, Santino Marella comes out wearing a U.K. Football jersey. He takes it off and reveals another jersey that the fans boo at. He pulls that off and has another jersey. The crowd still boos. He pulls that off and has yet another jersey on, and still they boo him. He keeps doing this until he finally shows that he’s wearing an England football Jersey.
[Note: Sorry for not being accurate here. I’m not too familiar with Football leagues in the U.K.]
He heads into the ring ready for his match.
David Otunga comes out. He heads to the ring as the challenger.
[United States Championship Match]
[Santino Marella(c) versus David Otunga]
The bell sounds. They tie up. Santino gets behind Otunga and Otunga knocks him down with an elbow. He then whips Santino into the ropes and hits a powerslam for a two count. Otunga lands a few clubbing blows to the chest, then springboards off the rope and drops a couple elbows. He covers for another two count. He whips Santino into a turnbuckle and runs forward only for Marella to catch him with an elbow. Santino lands a few punches. Otunga backs off and goes over to Santino. Santino does the split, but Otunga sees it coming and kicks Marella in the head. Otunga grabs Santino and hits The Verdict. He covers and gets a three count, but Santino’s foot touches the bottom rope. Otunga argues with the referee while Santino gets back up. Otunga turns around and runs towards Santino. Santino hits the split again and is able to avoid a clothesline. Otunga off the ropes and Santino catches him with a hip toss. He then runs the ropes and connects with a diving headbutt. Santino pulls out the cobra sock puppet, puts it on, and hits Otunga with The Cobra for the three count.
[Winner via Pinfall and still US Champion: Santino Marella]
Santino celebrates his victory in the ring.
Cut to backstage. Lord Tensai is standing alongside his “deshi” Sakamoto. Josh Matthews stands next to Tensai and says that there’s no question he’s been impressive since-
Sakamoto interrupts him and says something in Japanese, but Tensai cuts him off.
Tensai says that he fears the unknown. He knows what he should fear.
Tensai turns away from Josh and starts praying with Sakamoto.
Up next, the Brock Lesnar interview.
Back from break, and the Brock Lesnar interview starts.
Lesnar says he’s not a superstar. He’s an ass kicker. There isn’t anybody in the WWE, past or present, that has the accolades that he’s got.
They show footage of Lesnar’s amateur wrestling background.
He thrived to be the best in High School. Dominant. He wanted to be a wrecking machine. In college, he was NCAA champion. Dominant.
Now it shows footage of his arrival in WWE and how dominating he was.
Recruited by the WWE. Here comes the pain. They wanted him and they needed him. He was a three time WWE Champion, and the youngest WWE Champion ever at the time.
Then he left the WWE to go to UFC. Everybody thought there’s no way this guy can make it in UFC.
Photos are show of Lesnar in UFC, including his UFC Heavyweight Title win.
He climbed that mountain, became UFC heavyweight champion, and proved everybody wrong.
Why did he come back? It’s not a feel good moment. It’s not that he misses coming through the curtain or that he missed all of the fans. At the end of the day, he doesn’t care about anybody but Brock Lesnar.
Clips are shown of the past two weeks where Lesnar has had advantages over Cena.
For him, this is business. They need someone to legitimize this company, and he’s the guy. We’re tired of Cena’s bullcrap. Cena’s not the real guy. The only reason he’s in the spotlight is because he left. If he was still around for the last eight years John Cena would be the guy carrying his bags into the arena. There’s nothing about Lesnar that’s fake, and he made that evident when he took Cena down and busted his mouth open. This is real. He doesn’t give a crap what’s running in John Cena’s mind. What’s more important is what’s running down Cena’s leg: piss. The guy is scared. Sh**ting his pants is what he’s doing.
This isn’t a wrestling match on April 29th. It’s an Extreme Rules match. He has one objective in mind: utter chaos. Bring the pain to John Cena. He’s coming for a fight. He just got a little appetizer. And He hopes he liked tasting that. He’s not a superstar. He’s an ass kicker. He’s Brock Lesnar. What makes him happy? Beating people up. That makes him happy.
Back at ringside, Zack Ryder comes out. He heads to the ring for a match.
Photos are shown of the past few months where Ryder was constantly assaulted and injured by Kane.
Kane comes out. He heads to the ring as Ryder’s opponent.
Back from break, and Kane ignites the turnbuckles.
[Kane versus Zack Ryder]
Ryder gets on the apron. Before the bell can even sound Kane boots Ryder in the face and causes him to land face first on the announce table. Kane exits the ring, grabs Ryder and slams his face against the steps. He kicks Ryder a few times before picking him up. Ryder tries to get into the ring, but Kane grabs him and whips him into the announce table. Kane with a jab to the throat. He grabs Ryder and tackles him into the apron. He finally tosses Ryder into the ring and follows him. Ryder tries to get up and Kane chokeslams him.
[No Winner: Match Never Started]
Kane grabs a microphone.
He says what a joyful family reunion it was on Smackdown last week, Randy. Both him and his father laying there together helpless. Randy, he expected his old man to go down without a fight. But who would have ever thought that the “viper” would be so easy, huh? It must be true what they say: like father, like son.
Kane exits the ring and heads to the back.
Backstage, Kofi Kingston is talking to AJ about her being depressed about her break up. Daniel Bryan walks up to them from behind.
What is going on here, he says. Is he hitting on AJ? Just because he doesn’t want her doesn’t mean it’s open season.
AJ tries to defend herself, but Bryan just shushes her.
AJ, he wants her to watch what he does to Kofi in the ring tonight. Because when he puts him in the Lebell Lock-wait a second…why is he calling it the Lebell Lock? He’s better than Gene Lebell ever was. Who did he ever beat? From now on, he’s calling it the “Yes Lock.” Because when the referee asks Kofi if he wants to quit, he’ll say…
Kingston leaves to get ready for his match leaving Bryan to continue screaming “YES!”
Up next, we hear what John Cena’s state of mind is about last week.
We’re back, and John Cena comes out. He heads to the ring and grabs a microphone.
Footage is shown of last week at the beginning of the show when Cena and Lesnar brawled in the ring, and at the end of the night Lesnar delivered another F5 to Cena.
Cena says interesting footage. The thing he finds most interesting is that Brock Lesnar delivers an F5 and John Laurinaitis sits ringside. Then Brock Lesnar fires the shot heard around the world where he tastes his own blood, who’s the one person in the backup frame not wanting to get his hands dirty? John Laurinaitis. And after seeing that footage he honestly knows that WrestleMania could be an end of an era…his. And he will tell them why. At WrestleMania John Laurinaitis became the most powerful man in the WWE. How does he feel about him? He would just say “Cena Sucks!” Not the first time he heard it, won’t be the last. The problem is when someone as powerful as John Laurinaitis uses that authority to end and replace John Cena. Here’s the sad part, Laurinaitis wasn’t even a man. He won’t fire him to his face because he doesn’t want to handle the responsibility. Laurinaitis claims he wants to “legitimize” all this, so what does he do? He gets Brock Lesnar. The man who the whole world is talking about. The man whose return to the WWE was the most anticipated event in this company’s history? Why? Because after a year of hearing about entertaining and catchphrases and listening to movies coming up and wanting to put on a good show for the fans and philanthropy, Brock Lesnar just stands for destruction. Brock Lesnar does not care how many people he wins over. Lesnar stands for pain, for dominance. At Extreme Rules he says Lesnar stands for torture. On April 29th he faces a man who is not stepping in the ring to win. Lesnar has won everything there is to win. Instead he faces a man whose sole purpose is to end and replace him. They heard from Lesnar tonight, Brock said that he was scared. He’s right. He knows what Brock is. He knows what he’s capable of. But if he shows him a fearless man he’ll show him a liar. April 29th he will fight. The most vicious man in the most brutal match on April 29th, he will fight. Fear can be overcome, time will heal all wounds, April 29th he will fight. And if he walks Chicago at Extreme Rules to get the biggest ass whooping of his life, he doesn’t care. He…will…fight!
John Laurinaitis comes out and stands at the ramp.
He says his name is Mr. John Laurinaitis. He is the Executive Vice Present of Talent Relations, and the Permanent General Manager of Raw and Smackdown. John, he’s right. It’s an end of an era, but it’s a beginning of a new era: people power! John, he’s glad he wants to fight. The WWE Universe wants to see him fight. So let’s give everyone a taste of what’s to come at Extreme Rules by putting Cena in an Extreme Rules match tonight. He also wants to remind him that next Monday, on a three hour Raw special, there will be a contract signing between John Cena and Brock Lesnar. So John, it’s an end of an era and a beginning of a new one. He won’t tell him who his opponent is tonight. That makes it more exciting, innovative, creative, and that’s the way they do it in the era of people power! Thank you very much!
Laurinaitis leaves with Cena shaking his head.
Clips are shown of the WWE Championship match earlier today with Punk retaining. The footage of Punk leaving a Pub and Jericho’s words to Punk are repeated.
Cut to backstage. Hornswoggle is sitting next to a bookshelf and reading a book. Suddenly, R-Truth, still dressed as Holmes, pops out of a hidden doorway in the bookshelf and leaves as he continues his search. Hornswoggle looks flabbergasted. He tries to open the secret door, but fails to do so and calls Truth for help.
Back at ringside, Kofi Kingston comes out and heads to the ring for his match.
Daniel Bryan comes out next. He heads to the ring as Kofi’s opponent.
[Daniel Bryan versus Kofi Kingston]
The bell sounds. They tie up. Bryan with an arm lock followed by an overhead slam. Kofi gets up and Bryan yells “YES!” to his face. Kingston punches and kicks Bryan into a corner. He goes for an irish whip, but Bryan counters and sends Kofi into the turnbuckle. He runs forward and lands a running dropkick. Bryan drops a knee on Kofi’s head a couple times, then applies a hammerlock submission until Kofi hits the ropes. Bryan kicks Kingston against the ropes, ties the arm up again and whips him. Bryan with a knee to the gut. He covers for a one count. Bryan twists the arm again, takes Kingston down and kicks him in the elbow. Kofi fights back with punches to the stomach and Bryan with a European Uppsercut. Bryan drives a knee to Kingston’s head again, then applies another hammerlock submission. Kofi counters with a snapmare, leapfrogs over Bryan a couple times, and then hits a flying elbow to the jaw. Kingston runes towards Bryan and Bryan tosses him through the ropes and out of the ring. Bryan gets on the apron and goes for a running knee, but Kingston avoids it. Kingston gets on the apron, springboards off and catches Bryan with a flying clothesline.
Back from break, and Bryan whips Kingston into the ropes. He misses a clothesline attempt and Kingston monkey flips him down. Kingston walks over to Bryan but Bryan manages to drop toe hold Kingston into the second turnbuckle pad. Bryan kicks Kingston in the bad arm.
Backstage, AJ is watching the match on a monitor.
Bryan stands on Kingston’s neck and shouts “YES!” He lifts Kingston up and lands a few kicks to the chest, then snapmares him down and kicks him in the back. He covers for a two count. Bryan applies a chin lock submission.
AJ continues to watch.
Kingston fights back to his feet and lands punches to the stomach. He kicks Bryan back, runs the ropes and hits chopping clothesline followed by a dropkick and another flying dropkick. Kingston runs the ropes and hits the Boom Drop. Kingston sets up for Trouble in Paradise. He runs, Bryan ducks, grabs Kingston’s arm and goes for the Yes Lock, but Kingston counters it into the S.O.S. pin for a two count. Both men get up. Kingston kicks Byran in a corner. He whips, Bryan counters. Bryan charges towards Kingston and Kingston connects with a pendulum kick. Kingston makes his way to the top of the turnbuckle, but Bryan catches him with a punch. Bryan goes for a superplex, but Kingston lands a few right hands and headbutts Bryan down. Kingston goes for a cross body but he misses. Bryan grabs Kingston and applies the Yes Lock. Kingston taps out.
[Winner via Submission: Daniel Bryan]
After the match, Bryan continues to apply the Yes Lock on Kingston. Sheamus suddenly comes out, runs into the ring and goes for the Brogue Kick, but Bryan avoids the kick and exits the ring. Bryan and Sheamus stare each other down while Sheamus helps Kingston up.
Later tonight, Cena faces a mystery opponent in an Extreme Rules match.
Back from break, and Brodus Clay comes out. He heads to the ring for his match.
EXCUSE ME! EXCUSE ME!
Vickie Guerrero comes out.
She says to please welcome the man who will cut down the “Funkasaurus” to size, he is “The Showoff” Dolph Ziggler!
Ziggler comes out along with Jack Swagger and all three head to the ring.
[Dolph Ziggler versus Brodus Clay]
The bell sounds. Ziggler dropkicks Brodus right away. Ziggler jumps at him, but Brodus catches him and hits a T-Bone Suplex. Brodus runs the ropes and Swagger tries pulling Ziggler out of the ring. Brodus stops and pulls him back in along with Swagger. Swagger goes for a punch which gets Ziggler disqualified, but Brodus blocks it and hits a running headbutt to Swagger’s chest.
[Winner via Disqualification: Brodus Clay]
Ziggler tries attacking from behind, but Brodus lifts him up and flapjacks him down. Ziggler and Swagger leave the ring. Vickie gets on the apron and yells at Brodus. Brodus’ dancing ladies try to pull Vickie down, but Vickie manages to kick Cameron to the ground. She laughs at her while Brodus watches. The other dancer, Naomi, goes after Vickie. Vickie gets in the ring and walks backwards into Brodus. Brodus starts shaking his body. Vickie turns around and Naomi shoves Vickie down. Vickie rolls out of the ring and runs off screaming. Brodus, Cameron and Naomi start dancing in the ring.
Backstage, Laurinaitis is talking to David Otunga.
He says if David could focus as much on his in ring career as he does for everything he does for him, the sky’s the limit.
Eve walks up to Laurinaitis. She says that she wanted to remind him that they were supposed to have a one on one this week. If it’s a bad time…
Laurinaitis says it’s not a bad time. He tells David to follow him and Eve. He has an idea.
They head into his office.
A special video is shown honoring WWE Hall of Famer Chief Jay Strongbow who recently passed away.
Backstage, R-Truth meets up with Teddy Long in the hallway again.
Long asks if he’s still trying to find him a job.
Truth says correction: Little Jimmy has found him a job. General Manager of Smackdown.
Teddy says that’s the job he got fired from.
Exactly! He’s got eight years experience, that makes him the perfect candidate.
Teddy says that something’s wrong with him and leaves.
Truth turns to “Little Jimmy” and says he didn’t even go to school.
At ringside, The Great Kahli comes out. He heads to the ring for a tag team match.
His partner, Intercontinental Champion The Big Show, comes out. He heads to the ring.
The Tag Team champions Primo and Epico come out and head to the ring along with Rosa Mendes as their opponent.
[Tag Team Match]
[Big Show & The Great Kahli versus Primo & Epico]
The bell sounds. Kahli and Epico start off. Epico with a punch to Kahli’s back, but it doesn’t faze him. He goes for another punch but Kahli simply shoves Epico into the ropes and knocks him down with a clubbing blow to the head.
Meanwhile, Abraham Washington comes out and stands at the entrance holding an iPad.
Kahli shoves Epico into the nearest turnbuckle and chops him in the chest. He then slams Epico’s head into the opposite turnbuckle and chops again. Epico crawls over to Primo and tags him in. Kahli then grabs Primo and tosses him into the ring. Kahli gets up and clotheslines Primo down. He whips Primo into the ropes and connects with a big boot. Primo slides out of the ring. He and Epico grab their titles and go to leave, but Big Show hops off the apron, grabs the tag champs and brings them back to the ring. He tosses Epico into the ring and Kahli hits an overhead chop. He then tosses Primo into the ring and Primo gets an overhead chop. Show enters the ring and grabs Epico by the neck. Kahli then grabs Primo by the neck. Show hits the chokeslam while Kahli hits the Punjambi Plunge. Show and Kahli cover their opponents for the three count.
[Winners via Pinfall: The Big Show & The Great Kahli]
Afterwards, Kahli and Show hug it out in the ring and start doing a little dance together.
A video is shown highlighting WWE’s Live Event tour of Russia for the first time.
Up next, Cena faces his mystery opponent.
Back from our final break of the night. John Cena comes out. He heads to the ring for his match.
John Laurinaitis comes out with David Otunga.
He says allow him to introduce his opponent. It’s his pleasure, and he would like to say good luck because from what he’s seen he’s going to need it…Lord Tensai!
Sakamoto comes out first, then Tensai. They head to the ring. Laurinaitis and Otunga watch at ringside.
[Extreme Rules Match]
[John Cena versus Lord Tensai]
The bell sounds. Cena and Tensai lock up, but quickly trade punches. Tensai wins it out and slams Cena’s face against the turnbuckle pad. He then kicks Cena down and lands an uppercut. He picks Cena up and goes for a suplex, but Cena blocks it and counters with a suplex of his own, but Tensai gets up right away and clotheslines Cena down. He picks Cena up and headbutts him. Cena at the turnbuckle and Tensai power whips him into the opposite turnbuckle. Tensai kicks Cena back down again. He whips Cena into the opposite turnbuckle again, runs and hits a body splash. Cena rolls out of the ring. Tensai exits the ring and kicks Cena again. Cena fights back and goes for an irish whip, but Tensai counters and Cena is whipped into the steel steps. Tensai picks Cena up and goes for a powerbomb, but Cena counters with a back body drop. Cen grabs the steps, lifts them up and smacks Tensai in the head with it. Cena tosses Tensai into the ring and Sakamoto attacks Cena from behind with kicks to the leg and back. Otunga walks over to Cena and tosses him back in the ring. Tensai grabs Cena and hits a delayed double underhook suplex for a two count.
Tensai applies a trapezium pinch submission. Cena gets to his feet and lifts Tensai up for Attitude Adjustment, but he doesn’t have enough strength and Tensai lands on his feet allowing him to clothesline Cena down. Tensai picks Cena up and power whips him into the turnbuckle again. He waits for Cena to get up and runs, but Cena avoids and Tensai hits the turnbuckle. Cena goes for a couple shoulder tackles but they don’t take Tensai off his feet. A third one does though. He follows it up with a spin out powerbomb. He goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle, but Tensai gets up and hits Cena with a knife edge chop. Tensai runs the ropes and hits a senton splash for a two count. Tensai grabs Cena’s arm and drops a leg on it before applying an arm bar submission. Cena rolls through and applies a crossface submission (Cole calls it the STF for some reason.) Otunga slides into the ring to stop it, but Cena releases the hold in time, picks Otunga up and drops him with Attitude Adjustment. Cena goes to grab Tensai and Tensai sprays green mist into Cena’s face. He grabs Cena and hits the two handed chokebomb for the three count.
[Winner via Pinfall: Lord Tensai]
Tensai celebrates in the ring with Sakamoto while Cena recovers and shouts for water for his eyes. As Raw comes to an end, Tensai spray the green mist into his hand and raises it up high while Cena pours water over his eyes and Laurinaitis celebrates on the outside.