Report by Richard Trionfo & PWinsider.com
We are in Topeka, Kansas and your announcers are John Layfield and Michael Cole.
Our special guest makes his way to the ring so CM Punk can address the crowd. Before that happens, we see what happened on Raw when CM Punk and Curtis Axel were part of a tag team match against Darren Young and Titus O’Neil.
Punk stands under the blue briefcase and he waits for the crowd to quiet down.
He says that if he was John Cena, he would give a very heartfelt speech about the Fourth of July and how much it means to be an American and how America was built on hustle, loyalty, and respect. Punk reminds everyone that he is not John Cena and he has a drastically different point of view than Cena.
He says that the Fourth of July means independence to him. It is a time when like minded individuals decided that they were not going to conform to someone else’s rules. They were going to make their own rules and blaze their own trail and die for it if necessary.
Punk says that independence is important to him and if someone tells him that he has a series of rules to follow, he will break them. If he is told something and even if it was a smart idea, he was going to run away from it. When he was told that he would be the biggest thing after Wrestlemania, but he walked away. When he was told that Paul Heyman was a major asset for him at ringside, he told Paul to stay in the back.
Regardless of how good his track record is in Money in the Bank matches, he was told that the odds were against him in the All-Stars Money in the Bank match. That is why he lined everyone up and told them what he thought of them to prove them wrong.
He is a simple guy with simple needs. He has two simple goals. The first one is to get his hands on Brock Lesnar. He will get his hands on Brock and hold him accountable for the F-5 that Brock gave him on Raw. His second goal . . . and he looks at the briefcase and it is to win the Money in the Bank match and become WWE Champion again.
He says that those are his two basic goals and he has no problem telling everyone.
Alberto Del Rio’s music plays and Punk mentions that he is not done.
Alberto says that he was expecting more from CM Punk.
Punk says that Del Rio was expecting more from him, but Punk says that he was expecting more from Del Rio, like a cool car. Instead it is just him in a cheap suit. He wants to know what Del Rio wants.
Del Rio says that it is not about what he wants, it is about who he is. He is the World Heavyweight Champion. This is his show.
Punk agrees that Del Rio is the World Champion, but title or no title, it has never been his show. They air on Mundos and it isn’t even Del Rio’s show. He wants to know what Del Rio wants.
Del Rio says that Punk is always making jokes. He asks Punk if they know how his people celebrated their holiday. They stuffed their faces in their backyards eating hot dogs, hamburgers, and French fries. They celebrate their freedom by watching television all day and play with the internet. They get fatter and fatter and fatter and fatter every day. Then they come to Smackdown and they cheer a filthy little pig named Dolph Ziggler who disrespected the Mexican culture and ruined his fiesta.
Then they chant USA (and the crowd starts the chant). They chant USA because they are nothing but a bunch of sheep.
Punk asks Alberto if he is the same guy who came out and championed how awesome America was until a few weeks ago. He was starting the USA chants talking about how fantastic America is. Now he is criticizing them because they saw through his Born in Mexico, Made in America crap?
They chant USA and boo Del Rio, not because he is from Mexico. It is because he tried to put on this fa?ade and acted like a phony America. They see through him and they see Del Rio as the phony he is.
Del Rio says that Punk is always barking. He calls Punk a Chihuahua and someone needs to teach him some manners. Del Rio reminds Punk that he is the World . . . Heavyweight . . . Champion.
Punk tells Del Rio that he is the number one contender to his title of Best in the World. He doesn’t chase Del Rio, Del Rio chases him. He doesn’t interrupt Del Rio, it was Alberto who interrupted him.
Alberto says that this is his world, his show, and his ring. He orders Punk to leave right now.
Punk says that it sounds painfully like Alberto is telling him to do something. Punk says that it might be smart, but he is going to stay in the ring until Del Rio makes him leave the ring.
As we approach TeddyCon 2, it is time for Teddy Long’s music to play and he has an even number of people in the ring so we might be getting a match for later in the show.
Teddy tells the playas to wait a minute. He says that we had fireworks for the Fourth of July, but thanks to Del Rio and Punk, we are going to have fireworks in the main event. Alberto Del Rio will face CM Punk.
We go to commercial.
We are back and CM Punk is in the locker room and Paul Heyman enters. Paul says that he is honoring Punk’s request to stay out of his business. He wants to ask Punk something as his best friend. Punk says that he is just a friend. Paul says that this match is a bad idea because he has everything to lose and nothing to gain.
Punk agrees with Paul that this is a situation where he has nothing to gain and everything to lose. Punk says that he will fight him anyway.
Paul talks about the Money in the Bank match. He talks about how the winner will be guaranteed the WWE Title. He says that Punk needs eyes in the back of his head and he asks to be with Punk.
Punk tells Paul, as his friend, to stay out of it.
Paul agrees and he wishes Punk luck.
Damien Sandow demands silence and he tells the slackjawed mouth breathers of the WWE Universe that they are about to witness a new era in WWE. They will be in a Money in the Bank match for a World Title contract. For those who are wagging their tongues over the thought of the decimation of the Rhodes Scholars, they could not be any more incorrect.
Cody says that the best man will win and Damien agrees.
Match Number One Jimmy and Jey Uso versus Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow
Cody and Jimmy start things off and Cody with a top wrist lock and he sends Jimmy into the turnbuckles but Jimmy with an uppercut and he sends Cody into the turnbuckles. Jey tags in and he hits a clothesline and gets a near fall. Cody with a drop kick and he sends Jey into his corner and he punches him before tagging in Sandow.
Sandow with punches, kicks, and a head butt. Sandow with a side Russian leg sweep followed by the Elbow of Disdain but Jey kicks out. Rhodes tags back in and he kicks Jey. Cody with a gourdbuster and then he hits a knee drop. Sandow tags back in and they go for a double belly-to-back suplex on Jey but Jey escapes and lands on his feet. Jey sends Cody to the apron and Jimmy with a super kick that sends Cody to the floor.
Jey with a super kick to Sandow and then he tags in Jimmy. They go to opposite corners and hit a double Superfly Splash for the three count.
Winners: Jimmy and Jey Uso
The Shield appear on the TitanTron and they congratulate them on being able to combine unlimited potential and talent with a string of luck. Last week, they got lucky with Christian and got one by on the Shield. Seth says that they might think that they are no longer invincible, but it means that they are more focused than ever. They will not be lucky after Money in the Bank.
Roman says that they will need more than luck to beat them at Money in the Bank. Roman says that they will put the Usos back in their place.
Ambrose says that he showed Christian his place after Raw. One out of one hundred times, you might beat him. Monday was the first of ninety-nine in a row where he will win. Dean tells everyone to wait for him to be lurking in the shadows with the Money in the Bank briefcase. He says that he will win the Money in the Bank ladder match and he will own the world.
He tells everyone to believe in the Shield.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we are reminded that Vickie Guerrero will get her Job Evaluation on Raw.
We see what happened on Raw after Kaitlyn defeated Alicia Fox between AJ and Kaitlyn.
Match Number Two: Alicia Fox versus Kaitlyn (with Layla El)
Alicia with knees to Kaitlyn and she runs Kaitlyn into the turnbuckles. Alicia with the Northern Lights suplex but she can only get a near fall. Alicia sends Kaitlyn into the mat and she gets a near fall. Alicia with a rear chin lock and she sends Kaitlyn to the mat again. Alicia sends Kaitlyn into the turnbuckles.
Alicia with a reverse chin lock on Kaitlyn but Kaitlyn with a snap mare and elbow. Kaitlyn with forearms and a clothesline but AJ’s music plays and she skips to the ring while Kaitlyn hits a drop kick and flying shoulder tackle.
Kaitlyn gets distracted by AJ and that allows Alicia to connect with a kick to the head. Kaitlyn with a kick and she looks at AJ but she gives Alicia an elbow. Kaitlyn knocks AJ off the apron and Alicia gets the three count with a rollup.
Winner: Alicia Fox
After the match, Kaitlyn chases AJ to the back and Layla follows.
We go to commercial.
We are back and AJ is walking through the back holding her belt tightly. She is stopped by the Bellas and they tell AJ that they only care about the title. AJ says that she doesn’t have any time.
Brie stops AJ and tells her that she will listen to them because the title will be theirs very soon.
AJ tells Big E that they need to get out of here because Kaitlyn is chasing after her. Big E asks about Dolph and AJ says that she will text him later. AJ tells Big E to get the car and she tells Big E to run and get his knees up.
We take a look back at Daniel Bryan’s refereeing job in the Randy Orton and Kane match.
Renee Young is in the interview area with Christian and Randy Orton. Renee asks them about their rivalry and how it will continue tonight.
Christian says that he has already beaten Randy Orton for the World Title. He will put everyone on notice after he wins tonight and then goes on to win the Money in the Bank ladder match.
Randy says that Christian will learn first hand why he is the man who everyone should worry about at Money in the Bank in his One More Match.
Michael Cole mentions the Wyatt Family and John says that they are coming on Monday night. He says that there has not been a bigger debut than this.
We see the video package that ended Raw.
Match Number Three: Randy Orton versus Christian
Christian with a waist lock but Orton with a standing switch and take down into a front face lock. Orton with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Christian wants a test of strength and Orton with a side head lock but Christian with a back elbow. Christian with punches followed by an Irish whip into the corner but you don’t Irish whip Orton into the corner because he comes out with a clothesline. Christian sends Orton into the ropes and he slingshots to the floor but Orton avoids the uppercut. Orton with kicks to Christian on the apron and Orton tries for an IEDDT but Christian gets into the ring and he back body drops Orton over the top rope to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Orton misses the leaping knee drop. Christian chokes Orton with his boot and the referee warns him. Christian with kicks to Orton but Orton with punches. Christian with a kick and punch but Orotn with a Thesz Press. Christian escapes and goes to the apron. Christian drops Orton on the top rope and then Christian goes up top and hits a cross body and gets a near fall.
Christian with a reverse chin lock. Orton with elbows and a head butt followed by an Irish whip that sends Christian sternum first into the turnbuckles. Orton and Christian exchange punches from their knees. They work their way back to their feet and the go back and forth with kicks. Orton with a drop kick.
Orton with two clotheslines and he avoids a clothesline from Christian and Orton sets for the power slam but Christian knew it was coming so he holds back and he kicks Orton in the ribs. Orton with punches to Christian from the turnbuckles and then he Irish whips Christian into the corner. Christian with a pendulum kick in the corner. Orton with a kick and then he gets Christian on his shoulder for a back breaker and he drives Christian to the mat for a near fall.
Orton waits for Christian to get up but Christian with a back heel kick and he anticipates Christian coming off the turnbuckles but Christian fakes him out and we see Orton try for an RKO. Christian goes to the turnbuckles but he misses Orton. Orton with a rollup for a near fall.
Christian with a slap and Orton hits a power slam and he gets a near fall. Christian tries for the Killswitch but Orton escapes. Orton tries for an RKO but Christian escapes. Christian with a belly-to-back suplex and then he waits for Orton to get up for the spear. Christian hits the spear but Orton kicks out at two.
Christian sets for the Killswitch but Orton wit a kick and he sends Christian to the apron for the IEDDT. Orton looks around and he twists to the mat for the RKO push ups. Christian is able to escape the RKO and he sends Orton hard to the mat. Christian goes up top but he misses Orton. Orton hits the RKO for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
Teddy Long is on the phone and he is talking about the main event. He has someone knocking on his door and Teddy has to hang up.
Paul Heyman enters and he says that people are telling him that Teddy wants to talk to him.
Teddy says that he wants Paul to sit with Michael Cole and John Layfield on commentary.
Paul says no because he will not get involved in CM Punk’s matches any more.
Teddy says that he thinks that Paul can provide a lot of insight about CM Punk on commentary. He also reminds Paul of what Punk said earlier about walking the opposite direction of what people tell him to do. Teddy says that he is in charge and since Punk says that Paul does not go out there, Paul has to go out tonight.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring. We see footage from the WWE App showing some possible tension between Dolph and AJ Lee over the situation with Kaitlyn.
Dolph says that the last few months have been a blur. There is one thing and one memory that he will never forget. The night that he defeated Alberto Del Rio to become the World Champion. After that, things get a little fuzzy. He just came back from a concussion and he had a giant target on his head and Del Rio took advantage of that. He does not remember too much after that.
This is not ballet. What he does remember is a giant cheesy grin on Del Rio’s face while flailing his arms around. He talked about how much he loved America. He could not do the impossible. He could not convince you that he was likeable. Del Rio is full of crap. Dolph says that he might be a lot of things, but he does not claim to be something he is not. He might have a chip on his shoulder. You might say that he is cocky or arrogant but he does things that nobody else does in the ring.
At Money in the Bank, he is taking back what is rightfully his, the World Heavyweight Championship.
Match Number Four: Dolph Ziggler versus Drew McIntyre (with Jinder Mahal and Heath Slater)
Dolph avoids Drew but Drew sends Dolph inot the turnbuckles but Dolph escapes. Dolph with punches and he gets a near fall with a rollup and Dolph struts. Drew with a kick and forearm to the back. Dolph tries for a rana but Drew with a buckle bomb for a near fall. Drew sends Dolph into the turnbuckles again and he punches him. Drew with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Drew with a seated abdominal stretch.
Drew with a back breaker and he picks up Dolph for another back breaker and he gets a near fall. Drew tries to pull Dolph from the apron but Drew decides to try for a running kick to Ziggler on the apron but Drew misses and he hits the post. Dolph with a splash in the corner followed by a drop kick for a near fall.
Dolph escapes a slam attempt and he hits the Zig Zag for the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match, Mahal and Slater try to attack Ziggler, but cue the Benny Hill music and Dolph escapes.
Ziggler goes back into the ring and he continues to befuddle 3MB.
We see the Mark Henry video package that aired earlier in the week.
Match Number Five: Fandango (with Summer Rae) versus Justin Gabriel
Gabriel with a round kick that misses Fandango and Gabriel howls. Gabriel with a waist lock and Fandango with a standing switch. Fandango with a shoulder tackle and he dances. Fandango with a cartwheel and he dances some more. Gabriel is flipped by Fandango and he connects with a round kick and chop.
Gabriel sends Fandango to the apron and then he pulls Fandango off the apron. Gabriel goes for a suicide dive but Fandango with a round kick to the head and Gabriel is down. Fandango goes for the Fandangobama Jam and he connects and gets the three count.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Paul Heyman has joined Michael and John at the announce table. CM Punk sees Paul at the announce table and wants to know what he is doing there.
Match Number Six: CM Punk versus Alberto Del Rio
They lock up and Punk backs Del Rio into the turnbuckles and he gives a clean break. Del Rio with punches and kicks but Punk puts Del Rio in the corner and connects with shoulders. Punk with a snap mare and drop kick to the back of the head. Punk with a punch to the ribs. Punk with a forearm but Del Rio with a kick to the ribs.
Del Rio with punches and the referee warns him. Del Rio with an Irish whip but he misses a splash into the corner. Punk with a knee into the corner followed by a short arm clothesline. Punk goes up top for the elbow drop but Del Rio rolls to the floor. We go to commercial.
We are back and Del Rio with an enzuigiri to the shoulder and he applies an arm bar. Punk with an arm drag to escape the arm bar. Punk with a shoulder in the corner but Punk appears to have done more damage to his arm. Del Rio with a kick to Punk and he gets a near fall.
Del Rio wraps Punk’s arm in the ropes and the referee warns him. Del Rio with punches to the arm and he returns to the arm bar. Punk gets Del Rio on his shoulders but Del Rio escapes and he hits an arm breaker and gets a near fall. Del Rio with a super kick and he gets a near fall. Del Rio returns to the arm bar. Punk gets to his feet and he connects with forearms. Punk with a slam and he goes to the turnbuckles. Del Rio with a step up enzuigiri but he can only get a two count.
Del Rio tries to float over into the cross arm breaker but Punk escapes and he kicks Del Rio and connects with forearms. Punk with a clothesline but Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker. Del Rio with a baseball slide that sends Punk to the floor. Punk tries for the Go To Sleep on the floor but Del Rio escapes and he sends Punk into the ringside barrier and then he sends Punk over the announce table.
Del Rio readjusts the announce table but Heyman says something to Del Rio and Del Rio punches him. Del Rio stands over Heyman and then Punk hits a double sledge off the table onto Del Rio. Punk attacks Del Rio and the referee calls for the bell.
Double Count Out
Punk sends Del Rio into the ringside barrier and then he sends Del Rio back into the ring. Punk picks up Del Rio and he hits the Go To Sleep.
We go to credits with Heyman apologizing to Punk.