Monday Night RAW - 04/02/2012 â€“ Part 1
**Pyro goes off**
Michael Cole: Hello everyone and welcome to Monday Night RAW, LIVE from San Antonio, Texas! Tonight, will be another great edition of RAW, as we will find a new #1 contender for CM Punk's WWE Championship. Itâ€™s gonna be John Cena, The Miz, Dolph Ziggler and R-Truth going at it, in a Fatal 4-Way to determine, who will face CM Punk at Extreme Rules!
Jerry Lawler: But not only that Michael. Tonight, we are also going to have a Champion vs Champion match, as WWE Champion CM Punk, takes on Intercontinental Champion, Kofi Kingston! And in fact, that match is gonna start off the night!
Justin Roberts: The following contest, is a Champion vs Champion match!
Introducing first: Accompanied by Paul Heyman, from Chicago, Illinois. Weighing in, at 218 pounds, the WWE Champion, CM Punk!
Justin Roberts: And his opponent, from Ghana, West Africa. Weighing in, at 212 pounds, the Intercontinental Champion, Kofi Kingston!
**The bell rings as the match begins** (for matches, I will be jumping to the end of them in terms of description, as I think that only a few people are actually interested in reading about entire matches)
End of the match: Kofi Kingston is getting into the zone, as he has CM Punk grounded.
Kofi is setting up for the Boom Drop. It connects! Kofi is getting ready for Trouble in Paradise, as he is taunting CM Punk to get up! Punk gets up. Kofi goes for Trouble in Paradise, but Punk ducks underneath it! Kofi quickly turns around, but walks right into a huge Roundhouse Kick! Kofi looks like he is out of it!
Punk picks up Kofi for the Go To Sleep. It connects! Punk goes for the pin! 1, 2 â€¦ 3!
CM Punk defeats Kofi Kingston at 12:13
Justin Roberts: Here is your winner, CM Punk!
**CM Punk grabs a microphone**
CM Punk: This match just proves why I am THE BEST WRESTLER in the world!
Now .. Later tonight, there will be a #1 contenders match for my WWE Championship, between John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, The Miz and R-Truth, and honestly .. Iâ€™m ready to face whoever wins that match! I have beaten them all before, and I can do it again, but I will be following it closely.
Jerry Lawler: Ugh .. It looks like CM Punk has some evil intentions for the #1 contenders match Cole
Michael Cole: We will see what happens later tonight King, in that huge Fatal 4-Way Main Event!
**Backstage in Cody Rhodes locker-room**
**Damien Sandow walks in**
Damien Sandow: Are you ready for your big match tonight against Daniel Bryan?
Cody Rhodes: Of course Im ready for my match! Tonight, I am going to beat Daniel Bryan, so we can get one step closer to those WWE Tag Team Titles.
And besides .. Even if I wasnâ€™t ready, I would still be able to defeat Daniel Bryan.
**Back in the arena**
Justin Roberts: The following contest, is set for one fall!
Introducing first, accompanied to the ring by Kane. From Aberdeen, Washington. Weighing in, at 210 pounds, one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions, Daniel Bryan!
Justin Roberts: And his opponent, accompanied by Damien Sandow. From Marietta, Georgia. Weighing in, at 215 pounds, Cody Rhodes!
The bell rings**
End of the match: Cody Rhodes irish whips Daniel Bryan towards the corner, but Daniel Bryan manages to go for a backflip over the top rope! He hits Cody Rhodes with a flying forearm smash! Rhodes gets to his knees, but Daniel Bryan starts to hit Rhodes repeatedly with kick to the chest, as he yells â€œNO!!â€ He finishes it with a kick to Codyâ€™s temple! Bryan goes for the pin.. 1, 2 â€¦ NO! Rhodes kicks out!
Bryan goes to the top rope, as he gets ready for a big Missile Dropkick! But Damien Sandow jumps on the apron! Bryan turns his attention to Sandow, as he kicks him down from the apron. Kane runs over to finish off Sandow with a Chokeslam!
But all of this gave Cody Rhodes time to get up and hit Daniel Bryan on the top rope!
Rhodes goes for the Superplex! He hits it! But Rhodes isnâ€™t done yetâ€¦ He gets to his feet, and taunts Bryan to get up. Bryan gets up. Rhodes goes for CrossRhodes! It connects!
He goes for the cover â€¦ 1, 2 â€¦ 3!
Cody Rhodes defeats Daniel Bryan at 10:43
Justin Roberts: Here is your winner, Cody Rhodes!
Kane immediately chases Rhodes out of the ring, as he runs towards the ramp, along with Damien Sandow, while Kane looks after Daniel Bryan. Rhodes and Sandow celebrate the victory on the ramp with big smiles on their faces.
**Backstage at the interview area**
Matt Striker: Ladies and Gentlemen, Iâ€™m being joined by 1 out 4 competitors in tonightâ€™s Fatal 4-Way match, to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Title, Dolph Ziggler.
Dolph, earlier tonight, we heard what WWE Champion CM Punk said about the competitors in tonightâ€™s Fatal 4-Way that he had beaten them all before, and that he could do it again. Do you have any response to that?
Dolph Ziggler: CM Punk says a lot of stupid things, but this time, he managed to outdo himself. You see, when it comes down to skills inside the ring, I am the very best, as I show off to all of these morons and CM Punk each and every night Iâ€™m out there!
But CM Punk can choose to deny the truth for as long as he wants, but the fact of the matter is that I will not only win tonightâ€™s Fatal 4-Way, but when it comes down to the Show-Off, Dolph Ziggler and CM Punk at Extreme Rules, there is only ONE possible result! And that is Dolph Ziggler walking out of Extreme Rules as the WWE Champion!
**Back in the arena**
Justin Roberts: The following contest, is a Divas Tag Team Match, set for one fall!
Introducing first, from Union City, New Jersey, AJ Lee!
Justin Roberts: And her tag team partner, from Houston, Texas, Kaitlyn!
Justin Roberts: And their opponents, first, from Denver, Colorado, she is the Divas Champion, Eve Torres!
Justin Roberts: And her tag team partner, from San Jose, Costa Rica, Rosa Mendes
**The bell rings**
End of the match: Kaitlyn and Eve are in the ring. Kaitlyn has momentum on Eve, as she hits her Kaitlyn hits her with a Dropkick! Kaitlyn goes for the pin â€¦ 1, 2 â€¦ NO, its broken up by Rosa Mendes! Kaitlyn turns her attention to Rosa, and gets her out of the ring! But from behind â€¦ Eve with a rollup! 1, 2 â€¦ 3!
Eve and Rosa Mendes defeats Kaitlyn and AJ Lee at 7:04
Here are your winners, Rosa Mendes and Eve Torres!
AJ gets in the ring to share the defeat with Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn seems really upset at the way this match ended. Kaitlyn pushes AJ away and leaves the ring.