Transition 1: Last week on RAW, CM Punk confronted Mick Foley, who confronted him right back. John Cena later hit Punk with a lead pipe and Punk retaliated by attacking getting a cheap shot in on Foley. Punk went back for more and was met by Ryback.
Promo 1: CM Punk, with Paul Heyman, announced (yet again) that he won’t be facing John Cena at Hell in a Cell. Heyman demanded that AJ Lee be removed from her General Manager position. Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler join the festivities. AJ eventually joins the fun herself, admitting that she’s been placed on probation and appointed an executive coach to assist in her development. Daniel Bryan enters, followed by Kane. Everyone ends up screaming about their own accolades, leading AJ to book Punk and Ziggler vs. Kane and Bryan that night.
Transition 2: Big Show vs. Sheamus in a debate is announced, and we see Ray Mysterio and Sin Cara walking to the ring. We get a look at the brackets to the No. 1 Contender Tag Team Tournament.
Match 1: Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara beat Primo and Epico in 10:24 to advance in the No. 1 Contender Tag Team Tournament. The Prime Time Players watched from the stage.
Transition 3: Sheamus and Big Show battle it out on a debate tonight, and the WWE is asking for fans to Tout questions to both men.
Match 2: United States Champion Antonio Cesaro pinned Brodus Clay in 1:07.
Backstage 1: Kaitlyn (who apparently dresses in a hallway) is approached by AJ Lee. She introduces Chris Stevenson, her new coach. AJ Lee apologizes to Kaitlyn, but then laughs at her before Kaitlyn can answer. AJ skips away after admitting she isn’t actually sorry.
Transition 4: We’re reminded of tonight’s main event, and see a promo for WWE Main Event, which premiers this Wednesday with CM Punk vs. Sheamus, Champion vs. Champion.
Match 3: Intercontinental Champion the Miz pinned Zack Ryder in 2:38.
Backstage 2: Smackdown General Manager Booker T prepares to moderate tonight’s debate between Sheamus and the Big Show. We’re reminded to Tout or tweet our questions for said debate.
Promo 2: Booker T moderates a debate between World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus and the Big Show. Big Show eventually kicks over a lectern, but leaves without any physical incident.
Transition 5: We’re reminded of tonight’s main event, and the undefeated Ryback is headed to the ring.
Match 4: Ryback pinned Tensai in 1:51.
Backstage 3: Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow discuss the debate, and how great they are.
Match 5: Divas Champion Eve pinned Beth Phoenix in 2:51.
Backstage 4: Wade Barrett informed AJ Lee (with Chris Stevenson) that she is doing a horrible job. He’s upset that he doesn’t have a match tonight.
Transition 6: JBL reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. And Touted. It’s also announced that JBL will be back next week.
Match 6: Santino Marella beat Heath Slater by disqualification in 2:49 after Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal attacked Santino.
Transition 7: We’re informed that Damien Sandow vs. Sheamus will happen next.
Match 7: World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus pinned Damien Sandow in 15:43.
Transition 8: Reminder video about tonight’s main event, and Michael Cole informed JR that his appreciation night segment is next.
Promo 3: Michael Cole hosts a Jim Ross Appreciation Night segment that is interrupted by CM Punk. Jim Ross eventually leaves the ring and heads to the back, when he’s met by Ryback. Ryback hits the ring for a staredown with CM Punk and Jim Ross heads back to the ring.
Match 8: Ricardo Rodriguez beat Kofi Kingston by submission in 6:08.
Backstage 5: AJ Lee names Chris Stevenson the special referee for the main event. When he balks, AJ tells him to leave.
Transition 9: Daniel Bryan and Kane made separate entrances, on a night where televised entrances were at a premium.
Match 9: WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan and Kane defeated WWE Champion CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler in 12:51 with AJ Lee as the special guest referee. Dolph Ziggler walked out when both Paul Heyman and Vickie Guerrero were removed, leaving Punk alone to lose to the tag team champions. Kane pinned Punk following a chokeslam to score the victory for his team.