WWE Raw 04/30
We are live in: Dayton, Ohio
Commentators: Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler
A recap video is shown of the John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar match. After the match, Cena says that he may have to go on vacation, but he was glad to perform in front of the Chicago crowd and whether they love him or hate him, he wouldn’t have it any other way.
Justin Roberts says welcome to Monday Night Raw “Starring Brock Lesnar”
Mr. Laurinaitis comes out. He heads into the ring to address the crowd.
In one night, he revolutionized the WWE. He did it for the fans and for “People Power”. Each and every one should thank him for having the foresight to bring the most destructive force, the most dangerous athlete. A man whose face will be synonymous with the WWE for years to come. A man that at one night beat up John Cena so bad that John will never be the man he once was and was proven to be a mere mortal. A man who turned the WWE on its ear in one night more than anybody has in the past, who brought legitimacy back to the WWE. And that man, he is honored to introduce, is Brock Lesnar!
Brock Lesnar comes out. He heads into the ring with Mr. Laurinaitis. He shakes his hand and grabs a microphone.
Last night, the world got to witness first hand Brock Lesnar bringing the pain. Exactly what he told the world he was going to do.
Mr. Laurinaitis says he sure did. That’s why he’s the face of-
Triple H’s entrance plays. WWE COO Triple H comes out and heads into the ring. He shakes hands with Mr. Laurinaitis and Lesnar before speaking.
Mr. Laurinaitis says he’s sure that Triple came out to congratulate the new face of the WWE.
He says he’s out here to do what he’s supposed to be out here to do, but he doesn’t have the guts to do it, so he will. Brock’s days of holding up the WWE are through. The private jet he flew in on will not be taking him back home unless he wants to pay for it. That goes along with the limo that brought him here. If he wants to take a limo back on his dime, go for it. He’s not getting a raise. He’s not being treated special. And the name of this show always has been, and always will be, Monday Night Raw. Period. Nobody is bigger than the WWE. Nobody is bigger than Raw. If he wants to be here, he will get everything he has coming to him in the contract he negotiated when he first came back. The contract he negotiated with John Laurinaitis that he approved. Not the demands that he bullied out of Laurinaitis which he agreed to and did not have the authority to without him approving it, which he will not be approving.
Mr. Laurinaitis says as Executive Vice President of Talent Relations, he entrusted him to deal with all talent contracts. He did this contract in the fairness of the WWE. He doesn’t think it’s right that they go back on their word.
Triple H says he knew he didn’t have the authority to make that contract without his approval. Brock is no “country bumpkin”. He’s a shrewd businessman. That’s why he’s built Brock Lesnar into a global brand. That’s also why he knows that what he did with Laurinaitis last week isn’t going to hold up. He had no authority to do so and he’s not going to get any of it. Don’t get him wrong. He wants Brock here. The WWE Universe wants Brock here. They might not all like or love him. Some may hate him. But it doesn’t matter. They want to see him in a rematch with John Cena. They want to see him face CM Punk, Randy Orton, Sheamus. They wanna see all of that. If he’s gonna give that to them, he’s gonna do so under the original contract they agreed on which he said was more than reasonable. If he feels wronged, he gets it. If he doesn’t want to resign, that’s fine. If he wants to take his ball and pack it away with his loss to John Cena, and he wants to take all that and go home, that’s fine. But he doesn’t think Lesnar wants that. So what’s it going to be?
Mr. Laurinaitis says it isn’t fair to put a talent of Lesnar’s stature in this position.
Triple H says he’s done enough here. This is between him and Brock. This is between them, forget John. The original terms were face. Wanna do this?
Mr. Laurinaitis says he’s not being reasonable.
John! JOHN! He’s gonna say this one time only. SHUT UP!
He wants Brock here. Do they got a deal?
Mr. Laurinaitis says he’s being disrespectful. He may have to address this to the Board of Directors.
Triple H turns to face Laurinaitis.
He says he doesn’t think he understands-
Lesnar suddenly attacks Triple H from behind. He pummels Triple H in a corner of the ring, throwing lefts and rights at his face while pulling his business jacket off. Laurinaitis exits the ring. Triple H fights back with rights of his own, but Lesnar stops him with a knee to the ribs. He them applies the Kimura Armlock submission that he applied to Cena at Extreme Rules. Lesnar drops Triple H on the mat and pulls at the arm until he snaps it.
Suddenly, Sheamus, R-Truth, Kofi Kingston and Big Show come running down the ramp. They slide into the ring and Lesnar exits the ring. Ring official runs down the ramp and surround Lesnar while the Superstars check on Triple H. Lesnar grabs the steel steps and lifts them off in anger. Triple H can be heard saying that his arm is broken. Lesnar walks around the ring and heads up the ramp while Triple H is checked on by a doctor. Lesnar watches as Triple H is helped up by Show and R-Truth. Lesnar heads to the backstage area and Triple H gets assisted out of the ring.
Back from break, and Triple H is in the medical area being treated by doctors. He says his elbow’s out of its socket. He can’t move his arm, but he can move his fingers.
Lawler and Cole talk about Lesnar snapping for not getting what he wants. Medical updates will be given on Triple H during the show. It’s likely that Lesnar has gotten himself fired for his actions.
Eve, the newly appointed Executive Administrator for Mr. Laurinaitis, appears on stage.
She says that the number one contendership for the WWE Championship will be determined tonight in a “Beat The Clock Challenge” competition. There will be five of these matches, and the Superstar who wins in the fastest time will take on CM Punk for the WWE Championship at Over The Limit. The first match will take place right now.
The Miz comes out. He heads into the ring for his match.
United States Champion Santino Marella comes out next and heads to the ring as his opponent.
[“Beat The Clock Challenge” Match]
[The Miz versus Santino Marella]
The bell sounds. Santino throws a couple kicks into the air that forces Miz to back into a corner. Santino lets him out of the corner and the two grapple. Santino with an arm drag into a cover for one. As Miz gets up Santino applies a guillotine and rolls over into another cover for another one count.
Lawler mentions that Brock Lesnar has been escorted out of the building.
Miz kicks Santino in the knee and then decks him right a left hand that knocks him down. Miz gets on top of Santino and drops punches down on him. Miz the runs the ropes and hits a running high knee to the face for a one count. Miz grabs Santino and goes for a suplex, but Santino slips behind Miz and runs the ropes. Miz goes for a clothesline but misses. Santino off the ropes again and Miz misses a second clothesline. Marella meets Miz in the center and shoulder checks him down for a one count. Santino whips Miz into the ropes. He ducks down and Miz kicks him in the face knocking him down. Miz goes off the ropes and lands a boot to the face for a two count. He picks Santino up and puts him in the corner. He throws punches and kicks at Santino until he’s down. Miz steps back, then runs forward for his signature turnbuckle clothesline, but Santino moves out of the way and Miz hits the pad. Santino rolls up Miz from behind for two. Both men are up and Miz catches Santino with a sit-out side slam for a two and half. Miz waits for Santino to get up at the turnbuckle, runs and hits his running clothesline at the turnbuckle. Miz climbs to the top and and catches Santino with a double axe handle off the top for a two count. He sits Santino up and clubs him with blows to the chest and then covers for two. He sits Santino up again and applies a headlock. Santino fights his way back up and hits a back suplex.
Marella waits for Miz to get up. Miz then charges towards Santino, but Marella catches Miz and drops him with a flapjack onto the top rope. Santino to his feet. Miz gets up as well and the two trade blows. Miz tries for a clothesline again, but Santino performs the split and ducks the move. Miz goes off the ropes and Santino catches him with a hip toss. Santino runs the ropes and hits a diving headbutt. Santino takes out the cobra sock puppet and puts it on. He goes for The Cobra, but Miz ducks, grabs Santino from behind and shoves him into the ropes. The momentum allows Miz to roll Santino up for a two count, but Santino uses the same momentum to roll Miz onto his back for a two count. Miz stands at the turnbuckle. Santino gets up and gets a boot to the face. Miz then grabs Santino from behind and hits the Skull Crushing Finale for the three count.
[Winner via Pinfall: The Miz]
Miz’s time is four minutes and eighteen seconds. That makes it the time to beat for the other Superstars.
We’re back, and photos are show of the Diva’s Championship match where the returning Layla defeated Brie Bella to win the Divas Championship.
Nikki and Brie Bella are already in the ring. Justin Roberts says that the next match is a triple threat match for the WWE Divas Championship and introduces The Bella Twins as two of the three participants.
Layla comes out next as their opponent.
[WWE Divas Championship Triple Threat Match]
[Layla(c) versus Brie Bella versus Nikki Bella]
The bell sounds. Right away Nikki and Brie start arguing with each other. Layla uses this opportunity to her advantage and dropkicks Brie from behind. This causes her to get knocked into Nikki who falls out of the ring. Layla then grabs Brie and rolls her up from behind for the three count.
[Winner via Pinfall and still WWE Divas Champion: Layla]
Nikki and Brie continue to argue as they and Layla head to the back.
Chris Jericho comes out next. He heads to the ring for a “Beat The Clock Challenge” match.
We’re back, and Jericho’s opponent, The Big Show, comes out next and heads into the ring.
[“Beat The Clock Challenge” Match]
[Chris Jericho versus The Big Show]
[Time to Beat: 4:18 (The Miz)]
The bell sounds. Show charges towards Jericho and shoves him against the corner. He lands a few punches to the gut and then chops him across the chest. He grabs Jericho and scoop slams him for a two count. Show picks Jericho up at another corner and punches and chops him. He whips Jericho across and butt bumps him. He runs the ropes and Jericho clips him in the leg with a dropkick. Jericho keeps kicking Show down and dropkicks him in the face for a one count. Jericho climbs to the top and jumps but Show catches him with a chop to the chest. Show climbs up another turnbuckle and goes for a corner splash, but Jericho rolls out of the way in time. Jericho runs the ropes and hits the Lionsault for a two count. Jericho grabs Show’s legs and goes for the Walls of Jericho, but Show counters and rolls Jericho into a small package for a two count. They get up and Show grabs Jericho by the neck. He looks for a chokeslam but Jericho kicks Show to his knee and hits a DDT for another one count. Jericho clubs Show in the back and hits a few knees to the face. He runs the ropes and Show catches him with a spear for a two count.
Backstage, Miz watches the match on a monitor.
Show gets up and signals for the Weapon of Mass Destruction. He swings and Jericho ducks it. Jericho goes for The Codebreaker, but Big Show holds onto him. Jericho punches Show as he gets on the apron, then grabs him by the neck and pulls him over the top rope as both men fall to the floor. Jericho tries to get into the ring, but Show pulls him back up. Jericho pushes him and Show pushes him into the barricade. Show goes for a running boot, but Jericho ducks it and show comes crashing over the barricade. Jericho slowly makes his way into the ring right as the referee counts to ten and the clock hits zero. The referee says that Jericho wins the match by count out and beat the clock by one second. Cole and Lawler questions the decision as they head to commercial.
[Winner via Count Out: Chris Jericho]
Back from break, Cole mentions that neither Jericho nor Big Show were able to beat the clock, and Miz’s time is still the time to beat.
[Note: My guess is that the referee botched the timing of the finish.]
Brodus Clay comes out with his dancers. They enter the ring and dance a bit.
His opponent, JTG, is already at ringside. Not amused with Brodus, he enters the ring.
[Brodus Clay versus JTG]
The bell sounds. They grapple and Brodus simply shoves him off and shakes his legs. JTG hits a kick, but Brodus catches the leg, shoves him into the ropes and shoulder checks him. Brodus grabs JTG and whips him into the ropes. Brodus falls to one knee and punches JTG in the stomach. Clay then lifts JTG and scoop slams him. Brodus with an elbow to the chest. He picks JTG up and goes for another slam, but JTG manages to clip the leg and bring Brodus to one knee. He then pummels Brodus with lefts and rights. Brodus shoves JTG into the ropes and headbutts him in the chest. He then whips him into the turnbuckle and body splashes him. He grabs JTG and hits a T-Bone suplex. Brodus runs the ropes and hits a splash on JTG for the three count.
[Winner via Pinfall: Brodus Clay]
While a replay is shown, Brodus gets a few kids from ringside and lets them into the ring. They start dancing along with Brodus and the dancers.
The Extreme Rules video from the start of the show is played again.
They they shown Triple H being attacked and having his arm broken by Lesnar earlier.
Later tonight, Mr. Laurinaitis will address Cena’s future in the ring.
Cut to backstage with Mr. Laurinaitis, Eve, and Teddy in Laurinaitis’ office. Eve tells Teddy that his presence is upsetting Mr. Laurinaitis and he should leave.
Eve tells John to have a seat and get a grip. She tells him to calm down.
Mr. Laurinaitis looks at Even from chest level.
She says her eyes are up here. Listen! She gets it. He has lost Lesnar, the new face of the WWE, he’s gone. On top of that Brock destroyed his boss Triple H and he might get blamed for it.
He says he’s sure he will.
He needs to make a decision. He needs to figure out what kind of leader he’s going to be because that’s what they need: a leader. The board is watching him. The entire world is watching him right now. He changed the WWE in one night. Now what is he going to do. Who is John Cena’s next opponent going to be?
Mr. Laurinaitis stands up.
He says he knows who John Cena’s next opponent is going to be, and Cena’s not going to like it.
Back at ringside, Randy Orton heads to the ring for the next “Beat The Clock Challenge” match. He’ll be facing Jack Swagger.
Back, and Orton awaits Swagger in the ring.
Vickie Guerrero comes out.
She says please welcome the next WWE Champion, “The All American American”, and he is the most handsome…JACK SWAGGER!
Swagger comes out. He heads to the ring with Vickie.
Backstage, Miz watches from a monitor much like before.
[“Beat The Clock Challenge” Match]
[Randy Orton versus Jack Swagger]
[Time to Beat: 4:18 (The Miz)]
The bell sounds. Swagger gets behind Orton and grapples him. Orton spins it around and slams Swagger face first into a turnbuckle. He rolls Swagger up from behind for a one count. They separate and Swagger goes back on the offensive with a leg grab. Orton fends him off, but Swagger is able to push him up against the corner and shoulder tackles him until Orton catches him with a knee. Swagger stumbles back, then tries for another tackle, but Orton lifts himself over Swagger and flips into another roll up for another one count. Orton grabs Swagger and whips him, but Swagger counters and whips Orton back into the turnbuckle. Orton springs off the turnbuckle and clotheslines Swagger off his feet. He covers for a one count. Orton checks the clock and Swagger kicks him down. This gives him enough time to hop off the turnbuckle and hit the Swagger Bomb for a two count. Swagger grabs Orton and goes for the Gutwrench Powerbomb, but Orton flips out of it, grabs Swagger from behind and hits the inverted headlock backbreaker for a two count. Swagger gets up and Orton punches him back. He whips Swagger and misses a clothesline. Swagger off the ropes and he clips Orton’s knee. He runs the ropes again and hits a running shoulder tackle for a two count. He picks up Orton and punches him down against the corner. Orton fires back with punches until Swagger hits a knee, an elbow, and then pulls his arms back for a chickenwing submission. Swagger turns the submission into a modified pinning position for a two count. Swagger kicks Orton a couple times and goes for another Swagger Bomb, but Orton gets up and kicks Swagger in the gut on the way down. Orton with two clotheslines. swagger misses a clothesline of his own and hits a powerslam. Swaggers gets on the apron. Orton grabs him and hits the DDT off the middle rope. Orton signals for RKO. He goes for it, but Swagger counters it into the ankle lock. Orton rolls forward. Swagger hits the turnbuckle face first, turns around and gets hit with the RKO. Orton gets the three count with two seconds left on the clock.
[Winner via Pinfall: Randy Orton]
Backstage, Miz looks furious as he watches Orton celebrate.
Randy Orton is now in the lead with four minutes and sixteen seconds as the new time to beat.
Tonight, Mr. Laurinaitis will announce who Cena’s opponent will be at Over The Limit.
Up next, Primo and Epico defend the WWE Tag Team Championships against Kofi Kingston and R-Truth.
We’re back. The tag champions Primo and Epico, along with Rosa Mendes, come out and head to the ring to defend their titles.
R-Truth comes out first for his team. When he enters the ring Kofi Kingston comes out next and heads to the ring.
[WWE Tag Team Championship Match]
[Primo & Epico(c) vs. R-Truth & Kofi Kingston]
Before the match starts, Cole announces that the Bella Twins have been fired. For more information on this, visit WWE.com
R-Truth and Primo start things off as the bell sounds. Primo front flips in front of Truth. Truth starts talking to “Little Jimmy” in the ring. Primo looks over at “Little Jimmy” and talks to him, but then kicks him in the “face”. Truth, not liking this, tackles Primo down and punches him over and over again. He picks Primo up and whips him, but Primo counters. Truth off the ropes and he hits Primo with a shoulder check. Truth goes off the ropes and jumps over Primo. Primo gets to his feet and leapfrogs, but Truth stops himself, does a little dance, ducks a clothesline attempt by Primo and catches him with an uppercut Primo gets up and Truth clotheslines him over the top rope.
Back from break, and Truth gets a two count on Epico. Truth goes for a whip, but Epico counters with a whip of his own. Truth catches himself on the ropes and swings at Primo but misses. Epico waits for Truth to turn around and he catches him with a clothesline. He stomps on Truth before picking him up and shoulder tackling him at the corner. He tags Primo in. Primo stomps Truth in the corner and covers for a one count. Primo picks up Truth and punches him back down. He tags Epico back in. Truth fights off both Primo and Epico, but Epico manages to whip Truth into Primo who dropkicks him and covers for a two count. Primo pummels Truth with rights and then stomps on him. He covers for a one count. Primo with a headlock. Truth fights out of it, but Primo knocks him back down. Primo runs the ropes and Truth catches him with a jumping side kick. Primo crawls to Epico and tags him. Truth tags in Kofi.
Kofi with a springboard clothesline to Epico. He then knocks Primo off the apron. Epico gets up and Kingston hits a couple running chops followed by a dropkick. Kingston runs and hits another flying clothesline. Kingston runs the ropes and hits the Boom Drop on Primo. Kingston in position for Trouble in Paradise. Epico tries to stop him, but Kingston punches him off the apron. Rosa gets on the apron and distract Kofi. Primo grabs Kingston and goes for the Back Stabber, but Kingston spins around and pushes Primo into the ropes. Truth grabs Primo by the head and drops his neck down on the top rope. Primo stumbles back and walks into Trouble in Paradise. Kingston covers for the three count.
[Winners via Pinfall and NEW WWE Tag Team Champions: R-Truth and Kofi Kingston]
Up next, The Great Kahli takes on Kane as the “Beat The Clock Challenge” continues.
We’re back. Backstage, Primo, Epico and Rosa are arguing with one another over the loss.
Abraham Washington interrupts them and says don’t blame her.
Rosa says let’s talk.
Abraham says if he had been given the opportunity to represent them, they wouldn’t have lost those titles.
The camera cuts away from them talking.
Back in the ring, Kahli is dancing as he awaits his opponent.
Kane comes out and heads into the ring.
[“Beat The Clock Challenge” Match]
[Kane versus The Great Kahli]
[Time to Beat: 4:16 (Orton)]
The bell sounds and Kane punches and kicks back Kahli. Kahli shoves Kane into a corner and drives an elbow into him. He then kicks him a couple times before landing a chop across the chest. Kahli pushes Kane into another corner and chops him again. As Kahli taunts, Kane grabs Kahli by the neck for a chokeslam, but Kahli punches him back. He whips Kane into the ropes and Kane dropkicks him in the leg knocking him down. Kane kicks at Kane’s head and then presses down on his face. He picks up Kahli by the head and hits a DDT. He covers for a two count. Kane continues to punch and kick Kahli and covers for another two count. Kane applies a headlock and lands clubbing blows to the back of the head. Kane gets up and climbs to the top of a turnbuckle. Kahli’s up and Kahli’s down with a clothesline off the top by Kane. Kane covers for another two count. Kane runs the rope and dropkicks Kahli in the face again. He covers for another two count. Kane punches Kahli some more, then chokes him with his foot. Kane exits the ring and jabs Kahli in the face before heading back inside. Kane picks up Kahli and Kahli shoves him off. Kane runs forward and Kahli boots him in the face, then clotheslines him. Kane back up, and Kahli hits an overhead chop. Kane rolls out of the ring. Kahli exits the ring and goes after him. Kane catches him with a jab. Kahli fights back and shoves Kane back inside. He goes over the ropes and Kane grabs for a chokeslam. Kahli goes for a chokeslam as well, and suddenly the clock runs out. They let go of each other as the referee throws the match out.
[Time Limit Draw]
Kane, in frustration, grabs Kahli by the neck again and chokeslams him before leaving the ring.
Backstage, Orton watches from a monitor and smiles as his time is still the time to beat.
Later on, John Cena will be addressed by Mr. Laurinaitis about his opponent at Over The Limit.
Cut to backstage. Daniel Bryan is heading to the ring for the final “Beat The Clock Challenge” match.
Back, and Daniel Bryan comes out. He heads into the ring for his match.
Jerry “The King” Lawler makes a surprise in ring appearance and enters the ring as Bryan’s opponent.
[“Beat The Clock Challenge” Match]
[Daniel Bryan versus Jerry “The King” Lawler]
[Time to Beat: 4:16 (Orton)]
The bell sounds. They tie up. Bryan brings Lawler into a corner and throws a bunch of kicks and punches. He whips Lawler across the ring and into the opposite turnbuckle. Bryan charges forward and hits a running dropkick. He covers Lawler for a two count. Bryan beats Lawler up in the corner some more. Lawler counters and throws right hand punches of his own before Bryan headbutts him and snapmares him down for a two count. Bryan drives a knee down on Lawler’s throat over and over again. He covers for a two count.
Backstage, Orton watches with concern.
Bryan gets Lawler up and Lawler hits Bryan with a few stiff rights followed by a dropkick. Lawler covers for two. Bryan kicks Lawler and whips him into the turnbuckle. He goes for another running dropkick, but Lawler moves and Bryan hits hard before falling on the mat. Lawler climbs to the top and hits the flying fist drop for a two count. Lawler grabs Bryan and goes for the piledriver, but Bryan back body drops him. Bryan then spin kicks Lawler in the head and applies the Yes Lock. Lawler is forced to tap with 1:55 to spare.
[Winner via Submission: Daniel Bryan.]
Daniel Bryan has beaten the clock and will face CM Punk at Over The Limit.
As Bryan celebrates with “Yes” chants, CM Punk comes out. Punk claps for Bryan, then holds up the WWE Championship.
“YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!”
Up next, John Cena and Mr. Laurinaitis discuss who Cena’s opponent at Over The Limit will be.
We’re back from our final commercial break of the night.
The clip of Lesnar attacking and breaking Triple H’s arm is shown again.
Cole says that they’re not quite sure what Lesnar’s future will be with WWE, but it’s safe to assume that he will be fired. The medical staff has also said that Triple H has been taken to a medical facility and his arm is indeed broken.
John Cena comes out. He heads to the ring wearing a sling on his left arm. He grabs a microphone.
Tonight, Triple H felt his arm break. Last night he could’ve sworn he felt the same thing. He thought he would be in emergency room in a cast, but he’s not. He’ll have to wear a sling for a little bit, but he gets to be here. It brings him joy to say that there were no breaks or tears. From his shoulder to his arm he’s strained, but he’s still here. He’s been in WWE a long time, and he’s learned that there’s a difference between being injured and being hurt. When you’re injured, they send you home. When you’re hurt, you’re in a little pain, but you get to come out and do what you do best, so he is here!
Mr. Laurinaitis’ music plays.
So is this guy!
Laurinaitis walks down to the ring and steps inside.
Laurinaitis says he’s glad he showed up tonight.
Cena says let him guess. His new brilliant scheme is to commemorate the new DVD release of No Holds Barred and get Zeus as his opponent at Over The Limit.
No he did not. But he wants to let him know that when he said to Lesnar that he was the new face of the WWE, he was trying to motivate him.
He was trying to motivate him? Johnny, you motivate someone by saying “way to go, sport!” What he did was hire a mercenary to take him out.
He was trying to push him to the limit which brought out the best John Cena possible.
Cena says he was pushing him alright. He was trying to push him out the door.
Mr. Laurinaitis says he should really be thanking him
He should be thanking him. Thank you. Thank you for being a short sighted corporate jackass who sounds like he smoked five lifetimes worth of cigarettes and he’s got his head so far up his own ass that he brushes his teeth with toilet paper. Thank you.
John, he’s the permanent General Manager of Raw and Smackdown, and he needs to build a relationship with him. He has the power to make his life very easy for very difficult.
Difficult…he is an idiot! He just survived an Extreme Rules match with former UFC Champion Brock Lesnar and he’s gonna make his life more difficult? The only thing difficult right now is the fact that he has to sit and listen to him run this program down in the good name of “People Power”.
John, in the name of “People Power”, he’s willing to put the past in the past. Let’s talk about the future. Let’s talk about in three weeks at Over The Limit. He’s not ready to compete right now because of Lesnar, but as he just said, if you’re hurt, you do what you love to do. So let him introduce his opponent…
Lord Tensai’s music plays. Tensai comes out and heads to the ring along with his assistant Sakamoto. Tensai takes off his ceremonial attire along the way. Cena readies himself for a fight. Tensai and Sakamoto enter the ring and surround him. Suddenly, Laurinaitis hits Cena in the back of the head with his microphone.
Laurinaitis tells Cena his opponent at Over The Limit…is himself!
Sakamoto kicks Cena in the leg, then Laurinaitis shoves Cena shoulder first into a turnbuckle. Tensai then runs the ropes and drops a senton splash on Cena’s arm. Laurinaitis kicks at Cena and pulls his sling off. He drives a knee into Cena’s arm, then kicks him arm. Tensai and Sakamoto grab Cena’s arm and place it on the steel steps. Laurinaitis stomps on it. Laurinaitis grabs a steel chair and walks over to Cena while Tensai holds his arm in place. Laurinaitis raises the chair and smacks Cena’s arm with it. Cena screams in pain and clutches his arm. Laurinaitis tells Tensai and Sakamoto to back off before he enters the ring. He stands over Cena and mockingly gives him the “you can’t see me” taunt before leaving as the show comes to an end.