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Raw results: CM Punk battered Jerry Lawler in a Steel Cage Match

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Not content with just beating Jerry “The King” Lawler in a RAWactive Steel Cage Match, WWE Champion CM Punk battered the WWE Hall of Famer senseless after the bout for refusing to call him “The Best in the World.” The carnage only ended when John Cena charged to ringside and demanded the cage be lifted. In three weeks at Night of Champions, Punk and Cena will tangle one-on-one to determine who really is best. ( PREVIEW) Also, Triple H questioned whether we've seen the last of him inside the squared circle.

Punk and Lawler engaged in a heated war of words; Punk wanted Lawler in a match

Raw: Aug. 27, 2012


Raw kicked off with Jerry “The King” Lawler demanding an apology from WWE Champion CM Punk, who kicked the Hall of Famer in the head on last week’s show. But instead of a sincere apology, Lawler received a string of insults from Punk, who still holds a grudge after Lawler’s claims on Raw 1,000 that Punk turned his back on the WWE Universe. After the bitter words — which included Punk calling into question Lawler’s manhood — Punk suggested they fight, leaving the decision for Lawler to think about it, which he agreed to do.

Ryback def. Jack Swagger

Ryback vs. Jack Swagger: Raw, Aug. 27, 2012

Ryback faces The All-American American on Raw.


Two streaks continued on the final Raw in August. Ryback racked up another win, while Jack Swagger failed to win a singles match — a trend that unfortunately has continued since January. In the brutal contest, The All-American American didn’t stand a chance against the larger and more brutal opponent.

Divas Champion Layla def. Natalya

Layla vs. Natalya: Raw, Aug. 27, 2012

Divas Champion Layla goes one-on-one with Natalya, which is followed by Vickie Guerrero having some unfavorable words for Raw GM AJ Lee.


At the start of the Divas match, Vickie Guerrero interrupted and tried to get in a few words, but it would have to wait until after Divas Champion Layla beat Natalya. As soon as the match was over, Vickie stood in the center of the ring and claimed Raw General Manager AJ Lee was out of bounds by asking Dolph Ziggler to put his Money in the Bank contract on the line against Chris Jericho. She went on to beg the WWE Board of Directors to put her in charge, claiming AJ is childish. Not wishing to hear any of Vickie’s criticisms, the GM headed to the ring to slap and attack Vickie, driving her from the ring.

Jerry Lawler agreed to face CM Punk in a match

Jerry Lawler accepts CM Punk's challenge to a match: Raw, Aug. 27, 2012

Jerry Lawler announces to the WWE Universe that he will accept WWE Champion CM Punk's challenge for later on Raw.


After CM Punk tweeted that he’d give Jerry Lawler the first punch if they met in a match, Lawler responded by addressing the entire WWE Universe in attendance and around the world. After rattling off his formidable opponents from back in the day, the WWE  Hall of Famer vehemently agreed to face Punk. “I know I’m not the best in the world, but I don’t think you are either. … I’ve never backed down from a challenge in my life and I’m not about to start. … You're damn right I’ll fight you tonight.”

John Cena def. Intercontinental Champion The Miz

John Cena vs. The Miz: Raw, Aug. 27, 2012

John Cena competes against Intercontinental Champion The Miz on Raw.


In front of a WWE Universe split on showing support for John Cena, Intercontinental Champion The Miz looked to put away the Cenation leader. With an aggressive attack, Miz gave Cena all he could handle. But after a Five Knuckle Shuffle and hard-hitting Attitude Adjustment, Cena put away the Intercontinental Champion in a non-title bout.

Daniel Bryan and Kane attended anger management class

Daniel Bryan receives anger management class: Raw, Aug. 27, 2012

Daniel Bryan attends an anger management class which is also joined by Kane.

WATCH | EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Bryan talks about anger management class

Asserting her control as Raw General Manager, AJ Lee sent Daniel Bryan to anger management class. The WWE Universe got a glimpse of how the former champion handled himself in his sessions with a series of exclusive videos. During the classes, Bryan grew frustrated while Kane opened up and spoke bluntly about his dark, twisted past.

WWE Universe decided Punk vs. Lawler match format in a RAWActive vote

Raw: Aug. 27, 2012

Putting the WWE Universe in control, Raw General Manager AJ Lee declared the match format between WWE Champion CM Punk and Jerry Lawler would be decided by a RAWactive vote. The three potential matches were: Tables Match (#WWETables), Steel Cage Match (#WWECage) or No Disqualification Match (#WWENoDQ).

Voting Results
Steel Cage Match: 48 percent
Tables Match: 20 percent
No Disqualification Match: 32 percent

Santino Marella def. Heath Slater

Santino Marella vs. Heath Slater: Raw, Aug. 27, 2012

Santino Marella uses the help of The Cobra against Heath Slater on Raw.

PHOTOS | WATCH | EXCLUSIVE: Santino on The Cobra's affection for Aksana

As former United States Champion Santino Marella battled Heath Slater, the lovely Aksana made an appearance at the top of the entrance ramp just when Santino was poised to strike with The Cobra. Although momentarily distracted, Santino managed to strike with his vicious finisher to send Slater spiraling to the canvas. ( WATCH: Slater Touts about beating Sin Cara on SmackDown)

Sin Cara & Brodus Clay def. Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow

Sin Cara & Brodus Clay vs. Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow: Raw, Aug. 27, 2012

Sin Cara & Brodus Clay team-up against the duo of Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow.


After a high-flying move from Sin Cara took out Damien Sandow on the outside of the ring, the 350-plus-pound Brodus Clay got some air of his own and crushed Cody Rhodes into the canvas for the win. To celebrate the victory, The Funkadactyls, members of the WWE Universe and even Sin Cara all danced together in the ring.

WWE Tag Team Champion R-Truth def. Daniel Bryan

R-Truth vs. Daniel Bryan: Raw, Aug. 27, 2012

WWE Tag Team Champion R-Truth goes one-on-one with Daniel Bryan on Raw.


The warning signals were there from the start, when Daniel Bryan had to compose himself as the WWE  Universe started calling him “goat face” before the match could get going. But when R-Truth led fans in chanting “Yes! Yes! Yes!” Bryan got caught up in chanting “No! No! No!” The distraction caused Bryan to lose the match by count-out. Afterward, he flipped his lid and the steel ring steps.

Triple H unsure about his future

Triple H addresses his future: Raw, Aug. 27, 2012

Triple H thanks the WWE Universe and addresses his future in WWE.

PHOTOS | WATCH | EXCLUSIVE: Triple H is emotional following his address

While taking a brutally honest look at himself in front of the WWE Universe, Triple H admitted: “Brock Lesnar has made me ask the question: Am I done?”

As The Game talked about what it has meant to him to compete for fans, he admitted he is unsure if he will compete again. “Time is the one thing you cannot fight. Time will win,” he said.

After revealing he never wanted to be the guy who just hung around past his time, he said, “Hopefully in some way, you’ll never forget me. Thank you.” ( WATCH: A look at Triple H's career)

World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus & Randy Orton def. Alberto Del Rio & Dolph Ziggler

Sheamus & Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio & Dolph Ziggler: Raw, Aug. 27, 2012

World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus & Randy Orton team up against Alberto Del Rio & "Mr. Money in the Bank" Dolph Ziggler.


When Ricardo Rodriguez slid Dolph Ziggler’s Money in the Bank briefcase into the ring, Ziggler grabbed hold of it. Next, The Viper struck quickly, dropping Ziggler with a backbreaker. The World Heavyweight Champion followed up with a blistering Brogue Kick for the win for his team in a bout featuring some of WWE’s  most fierce competitors.

Zack Ryder def. David Otunga

Zack Ryder vs. David Otunga: Raw, Aug. 27, 2012

Zack Ryder faces David Otunga as Kane watches from ringside.


With Kane sitting silent at the announce table in place of Josh Mathews ( FULL STORY), The Big Red Monster watched Zack Ryder take on David Otunga. After Ryder scored the win, The Devil’s Favorite Demon charged into the ring and grabbed hold of Ryder. Apparently having second thoughts, Kane released Ryder from his clutches. However, Otunga wasn’t so lucky and was the recipient of a vicious Chokeslam.

WWE Champion CM Punk def. Jerry Lawler

CM Punk vs. Jerry Lawler: Raw, Aug. 27, 2012 - Steel Cage Match

WWE Champion CM Punk meets WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler inside of a Steel Cage on Raw.

PHOTOS | WATCH | EXCLUSIVE: Punk on Lawler and facing Cena at Night of Champions

In a match decided by a RAWactive vote, WWE Champion CM Punk goaded Jerry Lawler into hitting him first to stat their bout. When the WWE  Hall of Famer took him up on his offer, he sent the stunned champion reeling. After the shock wore off, Punk mounted a dominating and punishing offense against Lawler.

At one point, Lawler struck Punk down and went for an escape from the cage. But the champion dragged him back to the center of the ring to exact more punishment. Next, Lawler battled back, shoving Punk face first into the stinging steel cage, then delivered a series of blows finished off with a clothesline and more punches. Then, after Lawler climbed to the second rope, he blasted Punk with a fist drop.

As the battle waged on, Punk put an end to the war by making Lawler submit to the Anaconda Vise.
But Punk wasn’t done yet.

After the win, Punk grabbed a lock and chain from under the ring and locked himself inside the steel cage with his downed opponent. With Lawler in his clutches and a microphone shoved in his face, Punk demanded Lawler call him the best in the world. When the WWE Hall of Famer remained defiant, Punk repeatedly pummeled him.

With Lawler in severe pain, John Cena rushed to ringside and called for the cage to be lifted. Despite Cena’s presence, Punk continued reigning down more blows on Lawler. When the cage finally lifted, Punk quickly exited, while Cena and WWE  officials rushed in, coming to Lawler’s aid.