July 17, 2012
CM Punk def. Big Show by disqualification; John Cena to cash in on Raw 1,000
After pushing themselves to the limit in their respective matches one night earlier at Money in the Bank, Big Show and WWE Champion CM Punk fought tooth-and-nail in the night’s main event. Just when it looked like The Straightedge Superstar had Show right where he wanted, Punk launched himself with a flying elbow from the top rope. But Show came back with a wicked chokeslam that almost resulted in a 3-count. Next, with the referee knocked out of commission by Big Show, the bout ended in a disqualification and Show continued to batter the champion. But before he could inflict more damage, Mr. Money in the Bank John Cena charged in with his briefcase.
After citing Punk’s 239-day reign as champion, Cena announced he would be cashing in his championship contract next week. “At Raw 1,000, with both of us fresh, we will find out who the best in the world really is,” Cena said.
Not done yet, Mr. Money in the Bank followed up on his Tout to the WWE Universe from earlier in the day about making an announcement. As he started to utter the words: “My huge announcement? …”, Cena swiftly bashed bashed Show with his metal Money in the Bank briefcase, sending him crashing to the arena floor.