WWE RAW June 18 2012 from the Nassau in Long Island, New York.
This week’s episode of WWE RAW starts off with Mick Foley. He says that the Board of Directors gave him a call as they were trying to figure out who the next perminent GM of RAW and Smackdown will be. He will be in charge of this week’s WWE RAW and WWE Smackdown, so he annoucnes Punk and Sheamus vs Daniel Bryan and Kane for tonight.
WWE RAW June 18 2012 results
As for Mr Laurinaitis, even though he was fired, he will get to make his last address tonight on WWE RAW. Out comes Big Johnny with a crutch and enters the ring to massive boos and “You Got Fired” chants. He calls the Long Island audience rude and says he will make the address later. He also announces tonight’s main event that he booked before he was fired. John Cena will be in a 3 on 1 handicap match against Big Show, Otunga and Big Johnny himself. He then gets in Foley’s face and yells at him to have a nice day.
Out comes Sheamus, followed by CM Punk. They both disrespect Big Johnny on the way to the ring as we’re ready to get down to business
WWE RAW Match 1: CM Punk and Sheamus vs Daniel Bryan and Kane
Punk and Sheamus get the win after AJ distracts Kane by hopping around with a Kane mask on.
We see Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger arguing backstage. Vickie Guerrero joins them and says she’s tired of all the bickering and it’s time to settle this in the ring
Laurinaitis is backstage with David Otunga and they’re laughing about something. Big Show comes in and asks what’s so funny. Laurinaitis says it’s funny how tonight is going to end. He can’t beat Big Show 1 on 1, let alone in a handicap match. People will never forget his name and he’s too good for them anyway. That’s what’s funny. Show says he doesn’t find anything funny.
WWE RAW Match 2: Dolph Ziggler vs Jack Swagger
Ziggler gets the win with a ZigZag after breaking the ankle lock.
We get a recap of Triple H’s challenge to Brock Lesnar from No Way Out. We see a limo pull up backstage and after the commercial break, Paul Heyman makes his way to the ring. He says that Triple H may be used to the people in power catering to his every whim, but Brock Lesnar won’t be that. The answer is no – no dropping the lawsuits, no Summerslam match.
Out comes Triple H and tells Heyman he’s not one of his cronies from the 90s. He sees him for what he truly is – a habitual liar. Heyman tries to speak, but Triple H only wants to hear from Lesnar. He says he can give Lesnar what he wants – stardom. He shows a Summerslam poster with Brock’s face on it. He can be the face of the promotion, all he has to do is agree to the fight. If he doesn’t he’ll be remembered as the guy who was scared of Triple H. Heyman tells him to stop pretending to be the wrestler and ass kicker he used to be. He tells him to go back home to his little princesses and play King of Kings, because in Brock and Heyman’s world, Triple H isn’t the king of anything. Heyman asks Trips if he’s going to hit him again. If he does, Brock and Heyman will own the WWE. In a Paul Heyman WWE there is nothing for Triple H, but there is something for Stephanie. Triple H grabs him by the collar, but lets him go without hitting him.
Heyman says he knew Hunter wouldn’t hit him because he knows what he’s going to do before he even does it. Triple H knocks Heyman out and asks him if he saw this coming. He says he’ll see Lesnar at Summerslam, unless he’s afraid the same will happen to him.
We get a recap from the Santino vs Ricardo Tuxedo Match at No Way Out. Santino vs Del Rio is next on WWE RAW.
WWE RAW Match 3: Santino Marella vs Alberto Del Rio
Santino taps out to Del Rio’s cross arm breaker and Ricardo gets a shot in after the match.
Hype video for Cyndi Lauper’s WWE RAW appearance.
WWE Divas Champ Layla is in the ring and she introduces Cyndi Lauper and Wendi Richter. They start taking about how long it’s been, but they get interrupted by Heath Slater, who calls this a train wreck. Lauper asks him who he is and he calls himself the one man band. He then tells them all to get out of his ring so he can sing his first single tonight on WWE RAW.
Out comes Piper and tells Slater to take a hike. Piper recalls the time Cyndi’s gold record got broken with Lou Albano back in the day. He has a present for her – a new gold record plaque. Slater again tells them all to get out of his ring and begins to sing really badly. Lauper breaks the new plaque on his head and knocks him out. Layla, Piper, Lauper and Richter all dance it out.
We get a recap of Abraham Washington turning on Primo and Epico to join Darren Young and Titus O’Neil.
WWE RAW Match 4: Titus O’Neil and Darren Young vs Epico and Primo
Epico and Primo win by countout after the Prime Time Players walk out of the match.
John Laurinaitis is in the ring delivering his final address. He says Cena cheated at No Way Out by having five other men help him. This is a dark day for the WWE and the next time we see Johnny will be at his WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony. He introduces his partners. Teddy Long joins the announce team and rips up his name tag. Big Show gets on the mic, thanks Laurinaitis for letting him be himself, for the iron clad contract and the bonus. It took 6 men to beat him at No Way Out. He has proven that he can beat John Cena on his own, so there is no reason for him to compete tonight. He walks out of the ring and leaves Johnny and Otunga to fend for themselves.
WWE RAW Main Event: John Cena vs David Otunga and John Laurinaitis
After David Otunga walks out on Johnny, Cena hits the former GM with 3 AAs and makes him tap to the STF for the win.
Cena and Teddy celebrate as WWE RAW goes off the air.