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Raw: Foley returns to confront Punk
By MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling


Tonight on Monday Night Raw: After a controversial finish at Hell in a Cell, CM Punk runs into another foe as Mick Foley returns to the program to confront the WWE Champion, leading to a big match at Survivor Series. Elsewhere, Vickie Guerrero drops a big bomb on John Cena and someone gets fiiiiiiiiiiired. Should be a good one!

We are LIVE! from Charlotte, N.C. Michael Cole and Jim Ross are our hosts and this show is presented in WWEHD (TV-PG, V)

By hook or by crook, the champ is here. CM Punk is out to start Raw. He points out a bunch of people who were wrong. Then he lists off the people he's beaten as champion. He says Ryback isn't even in the conversation, but then he brings up his monumental victory last night and says he had nothing to do with the official putting his hands on Ryback last night. He says the only thing he's guilty of is taking advantage of the actions of a rogue official. He brings up how this official cost him a match a few months ago on Raw.

Punk says the entire Titan Tower machine was trying to erase him from their history books, but he is un-eraseable, he is the best in the world. He starts to go on a tangent when he is interrupted by Mick Foley of all people.

Foley is here to talk to Punk and is talking about tradition. Punk says, if we're talking about tradition, with Survivor Series coming up, why don't we have a traditional Survivor Series match: Team Foley vs. Team Punk, he proposes. Foley says he's on. And then Ryback's music hits and he hits the ring. Punk and Paul Heyman bail through the crowd.

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Match #1 - Ryback (Sin City) vs. JTG (Brooklyn, NY)

Um, yeah.

Winner via pinfall: Ryback

Josh Mathews is in the ring to interview Ryback and just gives him the mic. He says when he feasts again, it will be on CM Punk.

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Match #2 - Randy Orton (St. Louis, Mo.) vs. Wade Barrett (Manchester, England)

The action spills to the outside and Orton slams Barrett's head into the announce table a few times. They go back into the ring and Barrett gets crotched on the top rope and Orton knocks him to the outside.

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We're back and Barrett is in control. He works Orton's left arm. Orton arm drags his way out and hits a series of clotheslines and a scoop slam. Barrett tries to go to the outside but Orton catches him and hits the draping DDT. Orton calls for the RKO but Barrett counters into the Boss Man Slam for two. Barrett wants the Souvenir Elbow but Orton ducks it and hits the RKO.

Winner via pinfall: Randy Orton

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Match #3 - Daniel Bryan (Aberdeen, Wash.) & Kane (Hell, Fire & Brimstone) vs. Darren Young (Miami, Fla.) & Titus O'Neil (Tampa, Fla.)

O'Neil with a big power slam on Bryan. Young in and he goes to work on Bryan. Bryan fires up and hits a clothesline on Young when Kane tags in and goes to work. He goes to the top and hits the flying clothesline. Young with a kick to the knee but he gets pulled right into the choke slam. Kane dispatches of O'Neil and Bryan tags himself in and applies the No Lock and Young taps.

Winners via pinfall: Daniel Bryan & Kane

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New Raw managing supervisor Vickie Guerrero is out. She is here to present her hard evidence that John Cena and AJ were having an inappropriate relationship. She welcomes Cena to the ring. Guerrero presents her evidence against Cena, including photos of the two at a "romantic dinner." Then there's footage of the two getting into an elevator together and the look on Cena's face is priceless. The crowd chants "you are busted." Fantastic.

Cena says all it was was two people getting into an elevator together. He says he walked AJ to her door and that was it. Guerrero starts calling AJ names and Cena cuts her off and starts complimenting AJ. Guerrero starts twisting his words fantastically when Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring.

Ziggler says he and the WWE Universe see Cena and AJ for what they really are. Then Cena grabs Ziggler by the collar and says Ziggler better not mention his and AJ's name together in the same sentence again. Cena shoves him down and storms off in a huff.

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Match #4 - Antonio Cesaro (Lucerne, Switzerland) vs. Kofi Kingston (Ghana, West Africa)

This one ends quickly when The Miz gets involved. He and Cesaro beat down Kingston until R-Truth makes the save.

Winner via disqualification: Kofi Kingston

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Backstage, Guerrero hires AJ back, but says that if she ever lays a hand on her, she's fired. And her welcome back match will be tonight against Beth Phoenix.

Then we get the greatest Raw interview of all time, a "Behind the Music" special on 3MB. This was fantastic.

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Match #5 - Zack Ryder (Long Island, NY) & Santino Marella (Calabbria, Italy) vs. Heath Slater (Pineville, WV) & Jinder Mahal (Punjab, India)

Broski Boot connects on Mahal right away, but a distraction opens it back up for Mahal and he and Slater go to work. They isolate Ryder and keep him away from Santino until Slater misses a corner charge and the tag is made. Santino with a big hip toss and the diving chop for two. Mahal in and Ryder clotheslines him over the top. Santino pulls out the Cobra but a distraction by McIntyre allows Slater to hit his finish and that's all she wrote.

Winners via pinfall: Heath Slater & Jinder Mahal

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WWE announces that Jerry Lawler will return to Raw in two weeks.

Match #6 - AJ (Union City, NJ) vs. Beth Phoenix (Buffalo, NY)

Phoenix bad mouthing AJ. They battle to the outside but back in the ring, AJ cradles Phoenix out of nowhere and gets the win.

Winner via pinfall: AJ

Guerrero comes to the stage after the match and says she expects more from AJ. Phoenix attacks from behind and Guerrero says she's giving AJ another chance to do better and orders the match to be restarted.

Phoenix hits the Glam Slam and that does it.

Winner via pinfall: Beth Phoenix

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Sheamus is out. He says last night, Big Show was the better man. He says Big Show won the battle, but the war is far from over. He's dying to get back in the ring with Show and says next time it won't be a fight, it won't be a battle, it'll be an all-out war and he'll have the World Heavyweight Championship around his waist.

This brings Show out. He says he did what he told everybody he was going to do: Win the title with the punch. Show admits Sheamus made him dig deep, took him to levels he's never been. But he realized he has no limits. he says if Sheamus comes at him again, it'll be like throwing a glass of water on a burning building. There's just not enough. Sheamus responds by giving him the White Noise.

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Backstage, Beth Phoenix is thanking Vickie Guerrero for restarting the match. But Guerrero says she can't and won't tolerate a performance like that and then fires Phoenix.

Match #7 - Rey Mysterio (San Diego, Calif.) & Sin Cara (Mexico City, Mexico) vs. Cody Rhodes (Marietta, Ga.) & Damien Sandow (Palo Alto, Calif.)

Sin Cara hits a moonsault onto Rhodes on one side of the ring and Mysterio hits a senton onto Sandow on the other.

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Rhodes Scholars in control of Sin Cara, but he is able to drop Rhodes and makes the big tag to Mysterio. He comes in on fire against Rhodes. He goes to springboard into the ring but he was too close to Sandow, who clubs him down as he goes to leap.

Sandow in now. He hits the Elbow of Disdain on Mysterio for two. Rhodes back now. The heels using quick tags to isolate Mysterio and keep him in their corner. Mysterio, though, reverses a double team suplex into a double DDT. He brings in Sin Cara, who comes in and runs wild on Sandow. He hits a corkscrew plancha onto Rhodes on the outside. Back in the ring, Sin Cara hits a kick on Sandow, goes to the top and goes for the Swanton Bomb but Rhodes pulls Sandow away. Sandow grabs Sin Cara and hits the neckbreaker and that does it.

Winners via pinfall: Rhodes Scholars

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In the ring, John Cena and Vince McMahon announce they have raised $1 million for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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Match #8 - Alberto Del Rio (San Luis Potosi, Mexico) vs. Justin Gabriel (Cape Town, South Africa)

Gabriel gets a small bit of hope, but in the end, he falls to the cross-armbreaker.

Winner via submission: Alberto Del Rio

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Paul Heyman is in the ring. He welcomes CM Punk to the ring. A giant cover of the WWE '13 video game rolls out from the rafters. Now Heyman announces who he has selected for Punk's team at Survivor Series. First out is The Miz. Next up is Team Rhodes Scholars, then Alberto Del Rio.

Punk says Mick Foley wants something he has: the spotlight. But that desire is going to cost Foley the last two teeth in his head.

Foley comes out. He says he has no problem giving Punk respect as champion, but he struggles to call Punk a man, because he needed to have a crooked referee to help him win. Punk wants to know if Foley has a team to announce or not.

Foley starts naming his team, first with Kofi Kingston. Then Team Hell No joins the squad, followed by Randy Orton to round out the squad.

Punk says his team is going to eliminate all the members of Foley's team, leaving him alone with Foley so he can teach him a lesson about respect. Foley says he's not competing at Survivor Series. Instead, he'll be in the corner watching as this man destroys Punk's team. Of course, it's Ryback. Ryback nears the Ring and a brawl breaks out. Punk bails out as Team Foley does a number on Team Punk. Punk holds the title over his head on the top of the ramp.

Rhodes eats the big lariat and then the Shell Shock as Punk and Heyman look on in anguish.

Matt Bishop can be reached at bishop20@gmail.com. Please include your name and hometown. Click here to follow Matt on Twitter. Should be a good one!.