Raw Recall for Aug. 10, 2011
OH, SNAP!: VOCAL COMPETITORS
We’re not sure if Vickie Guerrero has ever pursued a musical career, but maybe she should kick off next week’s Raw by singing a solo (hopefully, “so low” we can’t hear her). If her crumbling business association with United States Champion Dolph Ziggler is any indication, she just might be in search of a new outlet to display her talents sometime soon.
One week after Alex Riley urged Ziggler to ditch his eardrum-splitting accomplice, Vickie’s slap-happy interference in the blond Superstar’s clash with A-Ry resulted in a disqualification victory for the season two NXT Rookie. Ziggler and Vickie then got in each other’s faces for an intense war of words, as a satisfied Riley strode up the ramp. Can these business associates get it together? Or is Dolph preparing to kick this cougar to the curb?
TAKE THAT: ESTA CANSADO, DEL RIO?
Prior to the anticipated contract signing for their Undisputed WWE Championship Match at SummerSlam, simultaneous WWE Champions John Cena and CM Punk were both in action on Raw. First up was the Cenation leader, who bested Jack Swagger in the night’s opening bout. This victory gave The Champ some much-needed momentum heading into the first-ever Undisputed WWE Title Match on Sunday.
Not to be outdone, The Second City Savior held nothing back against his opponent, Alberto Del Rio, later in the night. Although The Mexican Aristocrat’s athleticism in this contest reminded the WWE Universe why he deserved to win Raw’s coveted Money in the Bank briefcase, Punk sent the egotistical Superstar off to dreamland with a Go to Sleep to win the match. Buenas noches, amigo!
SAY WHAT?: BRONX BOMBSHELL
“You made an amazing comparison to me a few weeks back. You said I was the New York Yankees. I originally was offended by that, but the Yankees are the most loved and hated team in all of professional sport. Listen [the crowd boos], I can just bring up the name and it gets a response. And you, in that comparison, were absolutely right.
“Listen, there are so, so many people that hate me. Just like The Rock said, when my music plays and I run down that ramp, it’s like those Hall of Fame championship-riddled pinstripes taking the field. People just see it and they ooze hate. Those are not the people I’m concerned with. I’m concerned with those who wear their colors proud. I’m concerned with the people who have been loyal and devoted to me and know no matter what, I will not give up on them through thick or thin, good, bad or indifferent. Those are the people I care about!”
- WWE Champion John Cena to WWE Champion CM Punk, during the contract signing for their Undisputed WWE Championship Match at SummerSlam
OUCH!: SAN JOSE SHARK
The Miz seems to live every week like it’s “Shark Week.” After viciously ambushing and laying out Rey Mysterio before their scheduled match on Raw, The Awesome One sharpened his teeth against last-minute opponent Kofi Kingston, leaving The Dreadlocked Dynamo feeling a little green around the gills with a Skull-Crushing Finale.
Despite that triumph on Monday night, The Miz whipped himself into the type of frenzy typically reserved for seal-starved great whites. In an emotionally charged post-match interview with WWE.com, the ferocious former WWE Champion vented his frustrations about his lack of involvement at SummerSlam.
“Now, all of a sudden, people are saying that I don’t have a match at SummerSlam?” The Miz said, aggressively storming through the halls of San Jose, Calif.’s HP Pavilion. “That Triple H isn’t giving me a match at SummerSlam? You listen here: I will be at SummerSlam. And I will steal the show. Because I am The Miz and I am awesome.”
To paraphrase Jaws’ Chief Brody, we’re gonna need a bigger ring. (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)
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