Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, March 12th, 2012 (USA Network)
Location: The Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio
Twenty nights before WrestleMania XXVIII, the 982nd edition of WWE Monday Night RAW SuperShow came to you, live, from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH. After the bombshell announcement last week that WWE Hall of Famer “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels will officiate the End of an Era Hell in a Cell Match between Triple H and The Undertaker at WrestleMania in three weeks, “The Phenom” The Undertaker would appear on RAW to confront the Special Referee for the epic match. With their own epic encounter at WrestleMania on the horizon, both The Rock and John Cena would present their own forms of musical entertainment as The Rock will hold a Rock Concert, while Rock’s WrestleMania opponent, John Cena, will perform a rap song. Also, after WWE.com broke the news that the WWE Board of Directors have declared a 12-Man Tag Match between six Superstars selected by Interim RAW General Manager John Laurinaitis and six Superstars selected by SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long with the winning team earning total control of both RAW and SmackDown for the winning GM! For the first time since October, RAW would have a special Guest Star as the star of the hit USA Network series, “Psych”, James Roday would show up, live, in the hometown of The Miz, an upcoming guest star on “Psych”.
- Sheamus def. Dolph Ziggler (with Vickie Guerrero) by pin following the Brogue Kick.
- 2-on-1 Handicap Match: Non-Title: David Otunga & Mark Henry def. Santino Marella by Mark Henry pinning Santino Marella following the World’s Strongest Slam.
- Brodus Clay def. Jinder Mahal by pin following a big splash.
- Non-Title: CM Punk def. The Miz by submission to the Anaconda Vise. As a result, The Miz will not be a part of Team Laurinaitis at WrestleMania.
- Randy Orton def. Jack Swagger by pin following the RKO.