We begin this week’s show with a look back at Kane’s comments about his World Title win and how he did it for his brother. Kane tells us that he will not rest until he finds his culprit. We see the footage from the match between Jack Swagger and Rey Mysterio to see who will face Kane at SummerSlam. After the match ended, Kane came to the ring and he attacked Swagger and Rey.
We are live on tape from Corpus Christi, Texas and your announcers are Todd ‘Deep in the Heart of Texas’ Grisham and Matt ‘JBL’ Striker.
Kane is in the ring and he says that for sixty days and sixty nights, he has sat at his brother’s side waiting for him to show a sign and put him in the direction of the culprit who put him in a vegetative state. Yesterday, his brother moved and he opened his eyes. For the first time in two months, he spoke. Kane says that his voice was weak and frail. He could only utter two words, but those words will be forever engrained in his psyche. Those words were the name of his assailant. A tidal wave of anger and pain coursed through his body. It was something he could not believe. The guilty party had been looking him in the eyes and he could not see it. Kane says that the man who attacked his brother was Rey Mysterio.
Kane says that he sat staring at his brother before he drifted back into unconsciousness. The name Rey Mysterio hung in the air like a demon he could not fathom. He wonders why would Rey have done this. Kane says that he knows that Rey couldn’t have done it together. Kane says that the more he realized it, it was true. Rey had the most to gain. Kane talks about the night that Rey lost to the Undertaker to get into the Fatal Four Way Match. He says that Rey made a conscious decision and took the coward’s way out. The next week, like a virus invading its host, he opportunistically won a battle royal to get back into the Fatal Four Way Match. Then Rey won the title when he should have hung his head in shame for what he had done. Rey won only because his brother was not there. Kane says that he stopped Rey by cashing in the Money in the Bank briefcase and he brought the title to the dark side. He will beat Rey at SummerSlam but defeating him will not be enough.
This time he will make Rey pay for his sins. He will make Rey experience what Undertaker has endured. Kane says that he will open a casket and stuff Rey inside. He will damn Rey to eternal hell where the fires will consume him over and over. He will condemn Rey to eternal pain. Kane says that Rey will be praying to him for mercy. Kane says that he will shut the lid and Rey Mysterio as we know him will cease to exist. As Rey gasps for air and the light dims, his fate will be sealed and so too will his soul. As the life oozes out of Rey’s pores, the last thought that will go through your mind will be to repent over what you did to his brother. Then the only thing left will be the darkness. Kane closes the casket and we go to commercial.
We are back and Matt and Todd talk about Kane’s revelation that it was Rey who attacked the Undertaker. Matt wonders what Rey is thinking after what Kane said earlier.
We see footage from last week’s tag match when Matt Hardy hit Christian. Matt Striker wonders if it was intentional or an accident before Drew got the victory.
Match Number One: Christian versus Drew McIntyre
Christian with a waist lock but Drew backs Christian into the corner. The referee pulls Drew out of the corner and he misses a punch but Christian connects with punches. Drew with a kick and Christian tries for a sunset flip but Drew stays on his feet and he kicks Christian. Drew with an arm bar and knee to the midsection. Drew charges at Christian but Christian sends Drew over the top rope to the floor. Christian tries for a baseball slide but Drew moves out of the way but Christian hits a drop kick that sends Drew into the apron. Drew rolls under the apron and then he pulls Christian into the apron and Christian appears to have aggravated a shoulder injury. Drew gets a near fall and then he starts to work on the arm. He stomps on the arm and then he puts Christian in a key lock. Drew with a shoulder tackle and Christian rolls to the apron and the referee keeps Drew away from Christian. Drew with a clothesline to Christian on the apron and Christian goes to the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Christian gets back into the ring before the referee gets to ten. Drew with a near fall. We see footage from the commercial when Drew hit a shoulder breaker on the ring steps. Back to the action in the ring, Drew works on the arm and then he drops Christian to the mat. Drew with an arm bar with a chin lock to add extra pressure to the arm. Drew with a kick and a hammer lock slam. Drew with a forearm as Christian is draped over the apron. Drew slams the arm into apron and then he gets a near fall. Drew puts Christian in a hammer lock and sends him into the turnbuckle. Drew returns to the key lock but Christian with punches to get out of the hold. Christian with a head butt and punch to Drew and then he goes to the turnbuckles for a drop kick and both men are down. Christian punches Drew and hits a running forearm. Christian with a drop toe hold into the ropes but Drew with a knee. Christian is sent to the apron and he drops Drew across the top rope. Christian goes up top for a cross body but the momentum sends Drew on top for a near fall. Drew tries for the Future Shock DDT but Christian escapes and tries for the Killswitch. Drew is able to counter that and tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Christian lands on his feet and he hits an inverted DDT. Drew with an arm wringer and he gets a near fall.
Drew stands on the arm as he uses the ropes for more pressure. Drew goes to the turnbuckles and he wants to stomp on the arm but Christian gets his feet up and they connect with Drew’s face. Christian with a sunset flip from the turnbuckles but he can only get a two count. Drew charges into boots from Christian and then Christian with the flying back elbow from the turnbuckles. Christian tries to get feeling back in his arm. Drew with a kick and then he sends Christian shoulder first into the ring post. The referee checks on Christian and lets the match continue. Drew tries for the Future Shock DDT but Christian blocks it and gets the three count with a small package.
It is time for the latest Dashing Cody Rhodes Grooming Tips. Cody talks about a dirty face with black heads and acne is unacceptable and unappealing. Cody has a facial mask on and he says that you too can be dashing. Cody says that a facial is so important to today’s man. It clears your pores and gives you porcelain like skin. He says that you are one step closer to being Dashing.
We go to commercial.
We are back with Alberto Del Rio. He is at a pool table and he says that excellence is an attribute that is beyond the reach of ordinary men. There are those who strive for it and fail. There are those who aspire for it and fail. Then there are those are the elite in everything they do. Alberto says that he is such a man and then he makes a trick shot on the pool table. He says that he is the epitome of excellence.
CM Punk is in the back and he does not look happy. He wants to know who is going to let him down tonight. He wants to smell Serena’s breath to make sure she was not drinking. He thanks Serena for being sober tonight. He tells Joseph that he did not see him lift a finger when the mongoloid Big Show tore the mask off his face two weeks ago. Luke chimes in and Punk turns his attention to Luke. Punk says that his incompetence goes back to Wrestlemania and he blames Luke for the reason why he was wearing a mask in the first place. Punk asks Luke about his injured arm. Punk says that the sling is the reason why he couldn’t stop Big Show. Joseph tells Punk that Big Show took his mask off too. Punk calls Joey a crybaby. Punk says that without him, none of them survive here. They couldn’t stop Kane from injuring his arm, they couldn’t stop Rey Mysterio from shaving his head, and they couldn’t stop Big Show from taking off his mask. Punk says that they are nothing without him. Punk tells them to do something and then he leaves. Punk throws a bag at Luke and tells them all if they don’t do something, they can pack their bags.
We go to the Smack of the Night: CM Punk having his mask removed by Big Show two weeks ago and Joey Mercury being unmasked last week.
Match Number Two: Big Show versus Luke Gallows
Show with forearms to the back followed by a knee and head butt and Luke goes to the mat. Show with a chop to the chest. Luke with a kick but it doesn’t really affect Show. Show had Tony Chimmel come to the apron with a mic so we can hear the impact of a chop. Luke with punches but Show with a front face lock and then he tosses Luke to the apron. Show with a clothesline that sends Luke to the floor. Show goes to the floor and Punk kicks Show in the leg and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Big Show by disqualification
After the match, the Straight Edge Society attacks Big Show. Show tries to fight back but Show is sent into the ring steps. Mercury chokes Show while Luke holds Show’s hand on the ring steps and Punk stomps on the hand repeatedly. Serena joins in and stomps on the hand with her boots. Punk takes off his sling and tells Show that he will need it more than him.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look back at the attack by the Straight Edge Society on Big Show after his match with Luke Gallows.
We see the medical staff checking on Show’s hand during the commercial.
We see highlights from last week when Dolph Ziggler defeated Kofi Kingston in a non-title match.
Match Number Three: Kofi Kingston versus Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero
They lock up and Kofi with a waist lock and take down into a front face lock but Dolph gets to the ropes. Dolph with a single leg take down but Kofi with a waist lock and Dolph gets to the ropes to get Kofi to release the hold. Dolph with a kick and punch to Kofi followed by another punch to the head. Dolph continues with the punches but Kofi with an elbow and forearm. Dolph with a knee but Kofi with a monkey flip and Dolph tries to land on his feet but he rotates too far. Kofi leaps into the corner and he punches Dolph and follows that with a European uppercut and gets a near fall. Dolph with a running forearm and punch followed by a slam. Dolph with another slam to Kofi as he works on the back. Dolph with a third slam and he gets a near fall. Kofi with a head scissors that sends Dolph to the apron. Dolph with a neck breaker in the ropes and he gets a near fall. Dolph with a kick to the head followed by an elbow drop to the neck and he gets a near fall.
Dolph with a reverse chin lock as he tries to wear down Kofi. Kofi gets to his feet and he punches Dolph but Dolph with a knee and Irish whip. Dolph charges into a boot and then Kofi with a drop kick but Kofi has some trouble getting to his feet. Kofi tries for a splash but Dolph moves out of the way. Ziggler with a reverse t-bone suplex for a near fall. Dolph with a chin lock but Kofi tries to get out of the hold and Dolph pulls Kofi to the mat. Dolph with a leaping elbow drop and he gets a near fall. We go to commercial.
We are back and Ziggler with a snap mare into an arm bar with chin lock. Dolph with an arm bar and kick to the ribs. Kofi with punches to Dolph but Ziggler with a kick and neck breaker for another near fall. Dolph with a front face lock and then turns it into a modified Muta Lock. Dolph returns to the front face lock but Kofi with punches when he gets to his feet. Kofi with a jawbreaker but Dolph recovers first and punches and kicks Kofi. Kofi blocks a drop kick and he catapults Dolph into the turnbuckles. Kofi with chops to Ziggler followed by a drop kick. Kofi with a flying clothesline. Ziggler sends Kofi into the ropes and then hits a leg drop and gets a near fall. Ziggler chokes Kofi in the ropes and Vickie adds insult to injury with a slap while Dolph distracts the referee. The slap may have done the opposite of what the intent was as Kofi gets a second wind and he takes Dolph down and punches and kicks Ziggler. Kofi with more punches and the referee pulls Kofi off Ziggler. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler by disqualification
After the match, Kofi attacks Dolph and then he throws Dolph over the announce table. Kofi slams Dolph’s head into the announce table a few times. Kofi punches Dolph as the referee tells Kofi to stop. Kofi sends Dolph into the ringside barrier. Before he can continue the attack, officials come to the ring to stop Kofi and keep him away from Dolph.
Vickie checks on Dolph while two referees hold Kofi back.
We go to commercial.
It is time for the Raw Rebound.
We run through the card for SummerSlam as it currently stands.
Josh Mathews is in the interview area with Jack Swagger. Jack stops Josh from asking a question. He wants to know if Josh is going to ask him about how he feels about being left out of the World Title match or if Josh is going to ask for a Swagger family health update. Jack says that his father is still in the hospital. Jack says that Josh should ask him about what he is going to do to Rey tonight since there are no rules. Josh asks him that question. Jack says that he is going to break Rey’s arm and legs. He is going to throw him into walls. He is going to drag the tequila worm and take him across the street to the Gulf of Mexico. He is going to throw Rey into that nasty, disease infested body of water. Jack says that if Rey cannot walk, he can’t swim. With two broken legs, he won’t be able to compete at SummerSlam.
Tiffany and Kelly Kelly are walking in the back and they see Rosa who wishes Tiffany luck in her match tonight. Rosa is doing squats as Kelly and Tiffany walk past.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we are told that Dolph will get a shot at the Intercontinental Title next week against Kofi Kingston.
Match Number Four: Layla with Michelle McCool versus Tiffany with Kelly Kelly for the WWE Women’s Title
Before the match starts, Vickie Guerrero comes out and excuses herself a few times. Vickie says that this title is for the Women’s title but Layla is not the one who will be defending the title tonight. Michelle and Layla are more than best friends, they are co-Women’s Champions. Vickie says that as the official consultant, Michelle will be defending the title tonight.
Match Number Four [corrected]: Michelle McCoolwith Layla versus Tiffany with Kelly Kelly for the WWE Women’s Title
Michelle does some shadow boxing and then does some push ups but Tiffany is not impressed and she hits a drop kick and follows that with forearms and kicks in the corner. Michelle pushes Tiffany away but Tiffany puts Michelle on the top turnbuckles. Tiffany with forearms to Michelle and Tiffany tries for a superplex but they exchange punches. Tiffany hits the superplex but she can only get a two count. Layla grabs Tiffany’s leg and then Kelly punches Layla on the floor. Tiffany with a drop kick to Layla and she goes to the apron. Tiffany goes up top but Michelle trips her and then Michelle hits the McCool Clash for the three count.
Winner: Michelle McCool
We see Teddy Long on the TitanTron and he has a message for Michelle and Layla. They might have tried to put one over on the WWE Universe. There is only one Women’s Champion. They need to decide who the champion is or he will do it next week.
It is time for another Alberto Del Rio video package. He looks at a globe and says that people want things. They want a nice house, a great job, and the unattainable mate. Deep down, you have the power to get these things, but you don’t. He wonders why. He says that it is because you are mentally constipated. You keep your ambitions bottled up. Alberto says that is not the case with him. He says that he achieves everything he puts his mind to. He says that he is not bound by limitations or imprisoned by insecurities. He says that he is an enlightened man.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Rey Mysterio versus Jack Swagger in a No Disqualification Match
They lock up and Swagger backs Rey into the corner and Swagger with punches. Swagger continues with the punches and then changes up with kicks. Swagger with a hard Irish whip and Rey goes down after hitting the turnbuckles with his chest. Rey moves out of the way when Swagger tries for the double jump Vader Bomb. Swagger lands on his feet and Rey hits a drop kick. Rey punches Swagger and then Rey with a drop kick to the knee and Swagger falls ‘there’. Swagger gets to the floor and Rey hits a drop kick and then he goes to the apron and sets for an Asai moonsault but Swagger grabs Rey’s leg and tries for the ankle lock but Rey sends Swagger into the ring steps. We go to commercial.
We are back and Swagger tries for a superplex but Rey is able to stop Swagger and he head butts Swagger off the turnbuckles. Rey with a seated senton and then he tries for a springboard cross body but Swagger drops down and Rey hits the mat hard. Swagger charges at Rey and Rey drops down. Swagger goes over the top rope to the floor. Rey with a head scissors that sends Swagger into the ringside barrier. Rey tries for a wheelbarrow move but Rey gets dropped on the ringside barrier and then they fight into the crowd.
Swagger kicks Rey and then he picks up Rey but Rey counters with a DDT on the dasher boards. Rey with a kick to Swagger’s head. Swagger punches Rey but Rey with a kick to the back. Rey sends Swagger into a barricade. Rey goes into the crowd and he gets on the barricade but Swagger catches Rey and runs Rey into the barricade twice. Swagger drags Rey into the backstage area and throws him into the wall. They fight into the concourse and they fight by the merchandise table. Swagger tosses Rey around on the floor and Swagger throws Rey outside the building. Swagger rakes Rey’s eyes across a guardrail as the action has gone into the street. Swagger with a double sledge to the back. Swagger picks Rey up again and they go to the dirty Gulf of Mexico but they almost get hit by a car. Swagger picks Rey up again but Rey gets to his feet and he kicks and punches Swagger. Rey throws Swagger over the side of the road and then Rey with a seated senton. Rey kicks Swagger in the ribs as they move closer to the water. Swagger punches Rey and he tells Rey that he is no champion. Swagger tells Rey that he isn’t half the man he is. Swagger realizes where he is and he puts Rey on his shoulders and he presses Rey over his head but Rey escapes and he sends Swagger into the Gulf with a head scissors. Swagger wants help as he says he is drowning. Rey turns around and Kane is there. Kane sends Rey into the Gulf of Mexico as well.
We go to credits.