For many weeks now, John Laurinaitis has tried to run his shows, his way but has had issues with one man, John Cena. Every step of the way, Cena has been in the way of Laurinaitis's plans. Cena defeated Brock Lesnar but Laurinaitis had the last laugh. At the last WWE Pay per View, Over the Limit, they faced each other in a match that saw a fired Big Show return and knock out John Cena, allowing Laurinaitis to win and keep his job.
This past Monday, Vince McMahon returned to RAW to give John Laurinaitis a job evaluation and was very close to telling him, you're fired. Big Show did interrupt Vince and during a scruff between multiple personal including Big Show and Cena in the ring, with Big Show knocking out Vince McMahon. Tonight's match will either produce a fired John Laurinaitis or a fired John Cena.
Tonight, WWE's No Way Out is live from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
There are 6 matches scheduled for the event tonight with on dark match advertised. With 4 matches having championship gold on the line. No big stage for this PPV, nearly looks like a RAW/Smackdown stage.
The PPV dark match shown on WWE.com is Brodus Clay vs. David Otunga.
Winner of the Match - Brodus Clay via countout.
Our 1st Match is Sheamus (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler for the World Heavyweight Championship.
A kiss from Vicki almost costs Dolph with a kick to the head but Sheamus misses the kick with a ducking Dolph running out of the ring. Sheamus does what he does best and controls from the start with a powerful take down to the mat. Perfect drop kick from Dolph but does not faze Sheamus at all.
A quick turn around allows the sleeper hold from Dolph. He deliveries a huge slap to the face of Sheamus that just pisses him off then Dolph gets pushed over the ropes to the outside for that slap.
Sheamus continues to show his power in the ring with a very electric crowd behind them. Dolph does muster some offense with a huge DDT for a 2 count. Dolph begins to wear down Sheamus in the corner but Sheamus fights back to then just be stopped again with a knee to the stomach. Dolph controls the ground game and does a vertical handstand while applying the sleep hold to show off a little.
Sheamus does fight his way out of the hold but another DDT, allowing for another 2 count. Sheamus begins to fight back again but Dolph hits a drop kick to the chin. Dolph tries to pin the champ by holding the ropes but is caught. A quick roll up from Sheamus gets a 2 count. This allows Dolph to hit the sleeper again but is broken fast and Sheamus hits a big clothesline. As Dolph gets back up, he hits another sleeper but is broken again. A missed jump from the top rope allows Sheamus to control.
A missed step allows Dolph to get for a very close 3 count but not enough as Sheamus kicks out. This crowd is really behind Dolph right now. Dolph catches Sheamus on the top rope but land hard to the mat with Dolph winning the landing. Dolph with another close 3 count. Dolph misses another sleeper and Sheamus nails a huge back breaker. Sheamus now using the ropes and clubs the chest of Dolph.
Sheamus now nails White Noise and he waits in the corner. As Dolph stirs and gets up, Sheamus nails a huge kick to the head and pins 1-2-3.
Winner of the Match - Sheamus via pinfall.
That is one hell of a way to start this PPV. Great match. Ziggler was on his game tonight but failed.
We cut to Vince McMahon walking into the arena and John Laurinaitis tries to talk him out of going into the arena. Vince enters his private room and makes sure John knows, "you're not invited in."
Our 2nd Match is Santino Marella vs. Ricardo Rodriquez in a Tuxedo Match.
Both superstars will start the match wearing tuxedos. In order to win, a superstar needs to strip their opponent's tuxedo off.
Santino is styling it out tonight with a light blue tux while Ricardo styles his normal black attire. Both men play to the crowd and then start a shoving match. Both men start to tear pieces off each other. Seems the stitching wasn't top notch for either suits.
Santino now using the coat of Ricardo as a play to bull fighting. Now more clothing removed as the crowd really chants Boring. This can end at anytime but Santino pulls out the Cobra but Ricardo fights back and takes all the lower clothing from Santino. Santino has another Cobra on his foot, deliveries a kick to the face of Ricardo and finally takes the rest of the tux off to finish this match.
Winner of the Match finally - Santino via stripping the tux off Ricardo.
We cut to CM Punk talking about how he will win with his title tonight and the match is stacked against him then AJ walks in with a kiss to the cheek.
Our 3rd Match is Christian (c) vs. Cody Rhodes for the Intercontinental Championship.
Both men show even skill power in the ring then Cody and Christian trade shots. Cody ends up on the outside of the ring and nails a nice slider kick to the face of Cody. Cody quickly retakes control and works on Christians arm in the ring.
They trade shots again and Cody wins the battle once again. Cody with multiple punches and kicks and still works the left shoulder. Christian's shoulders are down for a 2 count and both men not to the top rope. Christian then just gets shoved from the top rope to the outside flooring, landing very hard. Christian does get a quick DDT on Cody. This allows Christian to take control of the match but Cody regains with a great counter.
Cody taking his time on the top rope but Christian catches Cody which allows for a very long 2 count. Both men get up with Cody working the shoulder then hits a huge spinebuster. A quick counter allows Cody to try pin but only musters a 2. Christian nails the Kill Switch but only pins Cody for a 2 count.
Christian preps for the frog splash and Cody counters with knees to the ribs. Cody misses two kicks to the head and turns around to eat a Spear from Christian. Christian with a 3 count
Winner of the Match - Christian via pinfall.
Our 4th Match is Primo and Epico vs. The Usos vs. Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel vs. Titus O'Neil and Darren Young in a Fatal Four Way Tag Team match to determine the number one contender for the WWE Tag Team titles.
Jay Uso takes control against Titus with a great takes down and teamwork. Primo is tagged in but loses a quick battle. Now Justin gets tag in but he also loses the battle against both Usos. Titus attempts to steal a quick pin against Justin.
Epico enters and controls Justin in the ring with multiple back suplexes. Multiple tags from the former tag team champs Primo and Epico control this match against a very tired Justin. Justin is able to tag his partner, Tyson Kidd but things begin to break down and everyone is starting to take everyone to the outside of the ring. Epico nails a backstabber but Titus breaks the pin. Usos jump though the ropes and now all 8 men are laid out on the outside of the ring. Darren Young is the legal man, jumps into the ring and is able to finish Primo and pin him 1-2-3. As Epico tried to enter the ring to stop the count, AW pulls him back outside to allow the pinfall.
Winner of the Match - Titus O'Neil and Darren Young via pinfall.
Epico and Primo have an argument about what happened then turn on AW but seems AW was working with others.
A promo plays of the confrontation between HHH and Brock Lesnar. When it ends, HHH enters the arena to a HUGE POP! He talks about how he only wanted to wrestle his whole life. He then talks about the lawsuits he has been involved in and how he hates the corporate life. He then talks about Lesnar being a "fighter" and then mentions his arm is nearly healed.
HHH then lays out a challenge to Brock Lesnar, for a one on one match at Summer Slam.
HHH VS. BROCK LESNAR AT SUMMER SLAM? We have to wait for a response from Brock Lesnar.
We then break to Daniel Bryan getting ready then AJ walks in and she says she still likes Daniel then a little kiss to the cheek. Oh god, AJ will be a player in the match.
Our 5th Match is Layla (c) vs. Beth Phoenix for the Divas Championship.
Diva action for our 5th match tonight. Beth, as usual, starts off controlling the match. She does take to long talking to much and Layla gets a kick to the midsection. Now Layla begins to mock Beth. Both then run around the ring a little and Layla still mocking Beth.
Layla played around to much, Beth has got the upper hand and just works her to the ground. Knee to the spine and a back breaker slows Layla down even more. Layla is able to counter and gets 2 roll ups then cross body for yet another 2 count. Layla able to hit a DDT but only gets a 2 count. She then nails a neck breaker and has pinned Beth
Winner of the Match - Layla via pinfall.
AJ is now shown, walking the darker parts of the arena to find Kane. She says she cant explain and gives him a good luck kiss to the cheek. He then grabs her and lays a huge kiss, 1st base!!! She looks confused.
Our 6th Match is Hunico vs. Sin Cara.
Talk about deja vu, haven't we seen these two fight many times before?? Hunico able to hit a nice drop kick while Sin Cara jumped around and claims the first pin attempt of 2. Multiple chop shots to the chest of Sin Cara allows another 2 count. Hunico just countering everything that Sin Cara can muster.
Sin Cara just being taking down and gets another 2 count against him. Hunico continues to keep Sin Cara to the ground with a huge slam. Huge power bomb allows Hunico to take down Sin Cara. Sin Cara then is able to take control of the match slowly then gets a great counter in that allows him to pin Hunico 1-2-3.
Winner of the Match - Sin Cara via pinfall.
Promo Break for our next match. A run down of the last couple of months for all three men.
Our 7th Match is CM Punk (c) vs. Kane vs. Daniel Bryan Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship.
Where oh where will AJ side with. She kiss each one and really got kissed by Kane.
We have got ourselves a very large YES! YES! YES! Crowd tonight! There are signs everywhere, then the CM Punk Chants hit.
This crowd is so Electric!! Great crowd.
Kane attacks CM Punk then Both CM Punk and Daniel work Kane together with yes chants to each shot. They both then each try to steal the pin but break each other up. They both go head to head and trade shots with CM Punk winning the battle with Daniel flying over the top rope. Kane comes back with a huge clothesline to Punk then Daniel takes out Kane to the outside. Punk then goes to the top rope and takes out both men outside.
Punk then pin attempts for a 2 count against Daniel then Kane takes out Punk from the outside. Kane catches Daniel with a huge right hand and now works on Punk, using the ring post to his advantage and nearly pins Punk in the ring. Daniel still outside of the ring right now as Kane dominates Punk in the corner. Daniel now comes back and tries to work on Kane but Kane doesn't move. He is able to get the big man down and to the outside of the ring.
Now Daniel is working on Punk in the ring and Kane re-enters the mix. Both Punk and Kane tried to suplex Daniel from the top rope but both couldn't get the job done. Now Daniel drop kicks both men. Each man then takes each other out with Daniel breaking the pin attempt of Kane. Punk gets caught on the top rope then Kane catches Daniel on the top rope. Punk clotheslines Daniel right off the shoulders of Kane then throws Kane to the outside of the ring. Punk with a 2 count. Quick slam from Punk allows him to hit the Flying Elbow from the top rope on Daniel and another 2 count.
Punk tries to hit the GTS on Daniel but Kane gets him a boot to face to stop that. Daniel to the top tope and he hits a flying head butt just like a former and pass away superstar. Daniel takes out Kane to the outside then hits the Yeslock on Punk in the middle of the ring. Punk is able to counter for a 2 count. He then hits the GTS on Daniel. Kane breaks the pin attempt and now Kane to the top rope. He nails a huge clothesline.
After a couple of traded shots and Punk not able to hit the GTS on Kane, Kane turns around to hit the chockeslam for a very close, close 2.9 count. No 3 count. He now signals for the Tombstone but Punk fights out of it. AJ then appears to run to the ring then on the ring apron and gets knocked down. This allows Punk to kick Kane in the head and pins him for the win.
Winner of the Match - CM Punk via pinfall.
A video after shows as Kane carried AJ to the back, She is smiling ear to ear at CM Punk.
Our 8th Match is Ryback vs. another set of Jobbers.
Ryback from the start to end, controls the match. He slammed them both, threw them around, stomped a little and then yelled some stuff. He did yell, feed me 3 and 4.
Winner of the Match - Ryback via pinfall.
Our 9th Match is John Cena vs. Big Show in a Steel Cage Match.
If the Big Show loses, John Laurinaitis will be fired. If John Cena loses, he will be fired.
John Laurinaitis has got himself a chair outside for him during the match. Mr. McMahon also comes out to claim himself a chair and has a small star down with Big Show then avoids the handshake of John Laurinaitis.
John works the mid section of Big Show but runs right into a wall of the Big Show. He then talks his time to throw Cena in to the cell wall, then walks on his chest. Big Show tried to WMD Cena but catches the cage instead. This does not stop Big Show at all and he continues to work Cena to the mat. Cena is able to try to take down Big Show but just throws him to the mat to stop that. He lays out Cena with a huge clothesline then throws him into the cage again.
Big Show just taking his time, allowing Cena to get back up then just lays him out again to the mat. Cena tries to crawl to the open cage door and Big Show just slowly steps on his head. With Cena in the corner, He counters a running Big Show with a bulldog. Cena tries to pin Big Show but he just powers out of it.
Cena then runs to the top of the cage but is stopped by Big Show. Big Show falls to the ring with the ropes between the legs but he is able to stop Cena from leaving. Now Cena gets power bombed into the side of the cage and then gets thrown to the mat floor face first.
Now Big Show crushes Cena from the 2nd rope but Cena breaks the pin attempt. He now climbs to the top rope with Cena in hand. Cena gets thrown to the mat and Big Show walks the ropes then misses a huge elbow to Cena. The entire ring just bounced in the air from that landing. Big Show tries to crawl to the door but Cena is able to stop him and drags him to the center of the ring.
As Cena tried to leave the ring, John Laurinaitis closes the door. Vince grabs John and throws him to the floor. As Vince opened the door to allow Cena to leave, Johnny pushes Vince causing the door to hit Cena. Big Show then attempts to knock out John Cena but hits the ref. Big Show then is able to hit Cena with the WMD.
Brodus Clay then comes out and taunts with a chair to crawl out the door. Big Show can't leave the ring due to Clay holding a chair. Now multiple superstars, all of which have been knocked out by Big Show come out. All of them just get laid out as they run to the cage. Kofi comes out and gets caught on the top of the cage but is able to knock Big Show back to the ring.
Cena begins to stir and crawls to the door. Laurinaitis looks on and then Big Show is able to grab Cena by the leg. Cena then able to hit the AA on Big Show and a worried Laurinaitis looks on. Cena tries to pin but the ref is still out. Cena climbs to the top of the cage as Laurinaitis taunts Cena with a chair. Now Clay walks over and holds Laurinaitis to watch Cena fall to the mat and win.
Winner of the Match - John Cena via leaving the cell first.
John then looks at a mad John Laurinaitis whom now tries to hit Cena with a crutch. Cena counters and lifts Laurinaitis. Vince McMahon comes over and grabs a mic and tells John Laurinaitis, YOU'RE FIRED!! Cena then AAs Laurinaitis through the Spanish announce table.
This was a very good pay-per-view. A few matches were slow and boring but were made up with the championship matches tonight. Each match was great and played out very well.
Now to wait and find out, who will run RAW/Smackdown and when will we find out about SummerSlam with HHH/Lesnar! Can't wait for that!
The Next WWE pay-per-view is July 15 for Money in the Bank. Who will win the briefcase at a chance for some Title GOLD!
Have a great night, Happy Father's day to everyone!