This past Monday's (Sept. 10, 2012) episode of WWE Raw featured all the closing angles they could fit in before they head to Boston, Massachusetts, for the Night of Champions pay-per-view (PPV) this Sunday night.
Of course, the show was marred by the tragic turn of events when Jerry Lawler suffered a heart attack live on the air before being rushed away for emergency treatment backstage.
The show went on, as it always does, and saw CM Punk, John Cena, and Bret Hart close it out with what would have been one of the best segments of the year had it not occurred under such unfortunate circumstances.
Elsewhere, Sheamus continued fighting off allegations that his Brogue Kick is a dangerous move that should be banned permanently. They were goofy with it, downright silly, even, and the reaction to it hasn't been good.
Did they make it all better on Smackdown? I'll give you two guesses but you're only going to need one.
Find out exactly what you'll see this Friday, courtesy of the Wrestling Observer, after the jump.
-- The show opened by continuing the campaign by the heels that Sheamus' Brogue Kick be banned. That included David Otunga, who ended up being the whipping boy once again, Alberto Del Rio, Ricardo Rodriguez, Christian (via satellite) and Daniel Bryan, who ended up booked in the main event against Sheamus in what was billed as a WrestleMania 28 rematch (which is ridiculous considering Extreme Rules and what not).
-- The Miz def. Sin Cara in what was described as a botchfest that likely needed heavy editing.
-- NEW ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASSES!!!!
-- The backstage promo that led to the Fatal Four-Way match for the Intercontinental championship at Night of Champions took place.
-- Kane def. Kofi Kingston with the chokeslam. This led to an angle involving the leader of the anger management class being upset with Kane and trying to get him to show compassion, which apparently went over well.
-- A super over Randy Orton def. Tensai. Vickie Guerrero, who had nuclear heat, tried to come out and distract Orton so Dolph Ziggler could attack but that didn't work out.
-- Antonio Cesaro cut a promo centered around how upset he is with how WWE is crowning its next number one contender to his U.S. title with the battle royal at Night of Champions. Tyson Kidd and Brodus Clay were the babyfaces to oppose him here, and they danced after a dull segment.
-- Kaitlyn def. Beth Phoenix to get some heat leading into her Diva's championship match against titleholder Layla at the PPV this Sunday.
-- Sheamus def. Daniel Bryan using the Texas Cloverleaf instead of the Brogue Kick and that ended the tapings.
There's the show, Cagesiders. How does it sound to you?