SummerSlam (25th Annual) Play By Play: Brock Lesnar Vs. Triple H

The key to Brock Lesnar was about making him bigger than life and in WWE, that shouldn’t have been hard. If the idea is that Lesnar is facing the Undertaker at WrestleMania 29, he should be built up huge with the streak on the line. The match with John Cena at Extreme Rules was absolutely perfect except for the finish. I imagine this match with Triple H will be damn good too. But what’s the finish? If part-time sports entertaininer Triple H beats the former UFC champion, how much does it hurt Brock (and Taker) heading into WrestleMania? I’d love to think that Triple H understands the deal and that Lesnar goes over, but I’m not so sure. At any point, the match should be super good.

1. Antonio Cesaro vs. Santino

I didn’t catch all of the match, but the story was that Santino lost his cobra and thus, couldn’t put it on. Cesaro tore it up, but Santino had a backup cobra but Cesaro hit him and then hit his finisher. Cesaro is now the US champ.

Winner: Antonio Cesaro

2. Dolph Ziggler vs. Chris Jericho

We got a “Come on baybeeeh!” from Ziggler before we got one from Jericho. Wow, Jericho won with the Walls Of Jericho (and not the Boston Crab version). It was a really good back and forth match. Ziggler hit the Zig Zag for a two count. Then Jericho hit the Code Breaker. Vickie nearly caused Jericho to get small packaged, but then it was Walls right in the middle of the ring.

Winner: Chris Jericho

Does that mean Dolph Ziggler cashes in his Money In The Bank tonight?

3. Daniel Bryan vs. Kane

Bryan won! He small packaged Kane for the win after a pretty decent match. Kane went for the Tombstone and it was reversed.
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2012 WWE Money In The Bank Results – Cena And Ziggler Win Briefcases

Was out of town and thus didn’t get to watch the show, but here are the results:

– Smackdown Money In The Bank featuring Dolph Ziggler, Damien Sandow, Sin Cara, Christian, Cody Rhodes, Tensai, Tyson Kidd, and Santino: Ziggler won the match in what was said to be a crazy match with a bunch of crazy spots, but also some missed spots.

– Albert Del Rio vs. Sheamus: Sheamus won with the White Noise and Brogue Kick. Del Rio and Ricardo jumped Sheamus and Ziggler came in to cash his newly won briefcase, but was Brogue kicked. Match never started, so he gets to keep his briefcase.

– Titus O’Neal and Darren Young vs. Primo and Epico: Primo pinned Young to win the match.

– Daniel Bryan vs. CM Punk: Punk won a long match when he back suplexed Bryan through a table and AJ counted three. Looks like nothing really happened with the AJ storyline. Match was said to be long and really good.

– Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks vs. Ryback: Ryback won in a match in which he took a few bumps.

– Beth Phoenix, Natalya, and Eve Torres vs. Layla, Kaitlyn, and Tamina: Layla pinned Beth.

– Raw Money In The Bank Match with Kane, The Big Show, Miz, Chris Jericho, and John Cena: Cena won by hitting Show with the briefcase while simultaneously pulling it down.

WWE Extreme Rules Play By Play – John Cena Vs. Brock Lesnar

WWE’s Extreme Rules started with a pre-game show on YouTube with a match between The Miz and Santino for the US title.

1. The Miz vs. Santino

And, the burial of the Miz continues. Miz jobs clean to the cobra.

Winner: Santino

They did the spin the wheel gimmick for The Big Show vs. Cody Rhodes and it’s going to be a Tables match.

The show opened with a big Cena vs. Lesnar video package, similar to what we’ve seen on TV the last couple weeks.

First up is Randy Orton and Kane. At least they get it out of the way early.

2. Kane vs. Randy Orton

It was kind of backwards. They barely got started in the ring and most of the match was outside of the ring and in the back. It was really awkward and boring early on, but picked up. The story of the match was that Orton kept trying to set up the RKO, but Kane was ready for it. Back in the ring, Kane had Orton set up for the Tombstone on the chair, but Orton got out of it and set up the RKO on the chair, but really, he took most of it on his back. Orton wins.

Winner: Randy Orton

3. Brodus Clay vs. Dolph Ziggler
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Video – Santino Fans Watching The Last Few Minutes Of The Smackdown Elimination Chamber

I watched Elimination Chamber with my buddy, my kids, their cousins, and their buddy. They were marking out for Santino like crazy during the match and when I figured out that he was going to last until the end, I decided to record their reactions to the last few minutes of the match. This match was booked so well. This is what it looks like when pro wrestling is done well.

WWE Elimination Chamber Play By Play – John Cena Vs. Kane In An Ambulance Match

After tonight’s PPV, we should know where things are going for WrestleMania. Santino Marella was put in the Smackdown chamber match after Randy Orton was declared out because of a concussion. But was a tweet earlier today from Christian that alerted us that he may be in Milwaukee for a show. Might Santino be out of the chamber before he was even in?

Looks like we’re opening up with the Raw chamber match, which may lead to a title change in the Smackdown chamber match, or it may not. But it’s a little surprising that the Raw chamber match opens up the show.

1. Raw Elimination Chamber (Chris Jericho vs. The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. R-Truth vs. Kofi Kingston vs. CM Punk)

Order of entrance: Punk, Kofi, Dolph, R-Truth, The Miz, and Jericho.

Order of exit: R-Truth, Dolph, Kofi, Jericho, Miz

Chris Jericho gets to be the last guy in the cage after winning the match on Raw. CM Punk and Kofi Kingston open up the match. Truth was the first guy to go out after eating a flying elbow drop from Punk. Kofi is the star of the match with all of his athleticism. Jericho finally came in and he and Punk had a minute or so with each other and then Jericho gave Dolph the Codebreaker. Down to four.

Kofi with the high cross from the top of the pod and onto Miz and Punk. Kofi tapped out to the Walls of Jericho. When they were pulling Kofi out of the chamber, Punk kicked Jericho out of the chamber and he took a big fall. Jericho is still out. Miz hit the Skull-crushing Finale for a close two-count on Punk. Punk hit the GTS to beat Miz to keep his belt. Jericho was counted out?

Winner: CM Punk

2. Tamina vs. Beth Phoenix

Crowd doesn’t care at all about this match. They weren’t all that loud for the Raw chamber either. Tamina hit the Superfly splash, but Beth kicked out. There goes Tamina’s gimmick. Beth then finished her with a Glam Slam. Match was fine, neither good or bad.

Winner: Beth Phoenix

Laurinitis came to the ring and campaigned for the Smackdown GM job. He wants to be GM of both brands. Alberto Del Rio returned and backed him. So did Mark Henry. And finally, so did Christian. I can’t believe we paid for that. Otunga took a photo of all of them together in the ring and tweeted it out.
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2012 Royal Rumble Play By Play – 30 Man Royal Rumble

It’s my favorite PPV of the year and it generally delivers. We’ve done tremendous coverage on the show on the site so far with our preview articles and all that’s left is the wrestling.

1. Daniel Bryan vs. Mark Henry vs. The Big Show

The story of this match is that Daniel Bryan is a pinball and he’s bouncing around for Big Show and Mark Henry. Mark Henry couldn’t really do anything. He was not the world’s strongest man tonight. He could barely get his foot off the ground.

Bryan went to the top of the cage to try and leave, but the every so swift Big Show kept catching him. Big Show trapped Daniel Bryan’s arm and then also had him by his head so it looked like Bryan was hanging from the top of the cage, which was pretty cool. Show had a grip on him and Bryan was hanging from Show’s wrists, and finally let go and won the match.

Winner: Daniel Bryan

Bryan did the “Yes” screams after the match. (Photo sent in by my friend Jenn who is there live.)

2. The Bellas, Natalya, and Beth Phoenix vs. Alicia Fox, Eve, Kelly Kelly, and Tamina

Beth Phoenix tagged herself in by slapping one of the bellas pretty hard, immediately gave Kelly Kelly the Glam Slam for the win. Beth projects her character better than most of the dude wrestlers.

Winner: The Bellas, Natalya, and Beth Phoenix

3. John Cena vs. Kane
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