Raw 1,000 results: John Cena failed to win the WWE Title; The Rock floored by CM Punk

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July 23, 2012

With Bret Hart serving as guest ring announcer, The Miz def. Christian to become the new Intercontinental Champion

Bret "Hit Man" Hart, serving as guest ring announcer, told the crowd that one of the greatest moments of his career was when he defeated Mr. Perfect for the Intercontinental Championship. The Excellence of Execution introduced Christian and his mystery opponent, The Miz, much to the WWE Universe's surprise. (VIDEO | PHOTOS | EXCLUSIVE: BRET AND NATALYA AFTER RAW 1,000)

Christian threw caution to the wind early in the matchup by leaping onto Miz from the top turnbuckle with a flying crossbody. The daring maneuver took its toll on the Intercontinental Champion, however, as he landed hard on his knee. The Awesome One then targeted Christian's weakened joint while on the arena floor and slammed him into the steel ring steps.

Christian borrowed a page out of his former tag team partner Edge's book by attempting a Spear, but found himself on the receiving end of a vicious DDT. Like a shark sensing blood in the water, The Miz kept up the attack and stunned Captain Charisma with a Skull-Crushing Finale for the victory.

With the win, The Miz became the 21st Triple Crown Champion in WWE history — a distinction given to a Superstar who captures the WWE Championship, the Intercontinental Championship and the World or WWE Tag Team Championship in his career. (GALLERY: SEE OTHER TRIPLE CROWN WINNERS)

Charlie Sheen appeared via Skype and ripped Daniel Bryan
Michael Cole checked back in with Charlie Sheen, who said he was amped to see The Rock electrify the crowd on Raw 1,000, but admitted he had a bone to pick with Daniel Bryan. The "Anger Management" star told Bryan to stop whining over being deserted by AJ and urged him to "man up." (VIDEO | SHEEN PLAYLIST)

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