WWE Raw July 18, 2011: Rey Mysterio Defeats Dolph Ziggler in Title Tournament
-Your Summerslam moment of the week: Bret Hart vs. The British Bulldog in London at the 1992 edition. The match was absolutely spectacular and proved that Bret could bring it on a big stage and he put the hometown Bulldog over clean as a sheet in the middle of the ring. A truly great moment in wrestling history.
-Meanwhile, Kofi actually gets mic time and never looks at the camera once...odd.
1st Round Tournament Match
Rey Mysterio vs. Dolph Ziggler
Oh boy, I can't wait for more Lawler fat jokes about the 125 lbs. Vickie Guerrero...they are so side-splitting. Why wasn't Dolph in the ladder match last night? Mysterio fires off a flipping armdrag but gets tossed outside and Ziggler hits a flapjack on the floor...ouch. Cole reveals that all of these matches are under "championship rules", meaning pinfall or submission only.
Back in, Dolph gets two and goes to a stump puller, taking me back to the summer of 1964. They exchange pinfall attempts and Ziggler alley-oops Rey on a hurricanrana for two. Elbow misses however but and Rey hits a seated senton from the top. Dolph manages to dodge a kick though and hits the Curt Hennig necksnap for two. Dolph tries for the sleeper but eats turnbuckle and falls victim to flying headscissors. Rey tries for the 619 but Ziggler quickly dodges and hits a reverse powerslam for two. Rey seemingly recovers out of nowhere and hits a 619 with a splash off the top for the win.
Winner: Rey Mysterio
-Good match but the finish came out of absolutely nowhere. However, Ziggler is getting better and better with each match he haves, so I'm glad he's getting the chance to work with quality guys like Mysterio **1/4.
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