This past Monday's (Sept. 3, 2012) episode of WWE Raw featured CM Punk revealing himself to be in cahoots with Paul Heyman after helping Alberto Del Rio pick up a victory over John Cena in the main event.
Throughout the course of the evening, Sheamus blasted Ricardo Rodriguez with a Brogue Kick intended for Del Rio. This is important because it led to David Otunga coming into the picture as legal representation for the number one contender to the world heavyweight title.
That plays a big part in the show this Friday night from Moline, Illinois.
Plus, Randy Orton hasn't disappeared from TV just yet. In fact, he's back to continue his feud with Dolph Ziggler and it may even be leading to a match at Night of Champions.
Find out exactly what you'll see this Friday, courtesy of the Wrestling Observer, after the jump.
-- David Otunga is now full blown representing Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez, to the point of opening the show and demanding that Booker T ban the Brogue Kick because of how dangerous it is. So the Smackdown General Manager let the Quad City fans decide and they said no.
-- Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara def. Cody Rhodes and The Miz. This is probably the least surprising result/happening/feud ever.
-- Otunga continued his crusade to get the Brogue Kick banned by arguing crowd reaction doesn't stand up legally.
-- Zack Ryder def. Daniel Bryan via disqualification after Bryan refused to break the No Lock upon the referee's instructions after winning by tapout. Naturally, he snapped and continued having all the anger problems he's been taking classes for.
-- Damien Sandow did his usual thing, being awesome and whatnot, but was interrupted by Randy Orton, who revealed the two were to have a match under orders from Booker T. They did so and Orton won by count out after Sandow once again walked out of a match he was losing. Dolph Ziggler came out to brawl but Orton got the better of him before Sandow tried to run back in. He ended up eating an RKO and making an inadvertent save for Ziggler, who escaped off.
-- Otunga kept going in his crusade to get the Brogue Kick banned, busting out x-rays this time. All it got him was booked in a match against Sheamus in the main event.
-- The Prime Time Players def. Primo and Epico in what was billed as a number one contender match to the tag team championships, with Kofi Kingston and R-Truth doing commentary. It looks like that match is happening at Night of Champions.
-- Wade Barrett def. Yoshi Tatsu in a squash, apparently with a new finisher. So he's back after eight months away and weeks of vignettes on Raw in a throwaway Smackdown match? Weird.
-- Sheamus def. Otunga. During the match, Sheamus was about to hit the Brogue Kick when Booker came out and finally decided to ban it. So Sheamus submitted Otunga with the Texas Cloverleaf instead.
And there's the show, Cagesiders. What do you think?