WWE RAW Results (8/8) – Summerslam Nears, Punk/Cena Contract Signing

Bill Pritchard

The Miz vs Kofi Kingston

Miz puts Kofi in a headlock then throws him to the mat, and runs the ropes but Kofi leapfrogs him and dropkicks him for two. Miz punches Kofi in the corner until the ref backs him off, then Miz whips him into the opposite corner. Kofi is waiting and Thesz presses Miz, then tosses him over the top rope and hits a suicide dive as we go to a break.

Miz is in control after we get back, and he has Kofi in a headlock in the middle of the ring. Kofi punches Miz in the midsection and tries to roll him up, but Miz clotheslines him and sets up for a corner clothesline. Miz hits it and goes up top to hit a double axe handle smash, but Kofi kicks out and Miz resorts back to a headlock on the mat. Kofi armdrags his way out and gets another near fall, then hits a heel kick, but Miz holds him and goes for his neckbreaker/backbreaker combo. Kofi counters and hits a crossbody off the ropes for two, but Miz stays in control and tries another corner clothesline.

Kofi sees it coming and ducks through the ropes and goes up top, but Miz cuts him off and they fight up top as Miz tries to superplex him. Kofi punches him back then hits a powerbomb for two, and starts clapping to ready Trouble in Paradise. Miz ducks it and goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, and Kofi counters, but Miz counters right back by dropping him throat first on the ropes and hits the Skull Crushing Finale for the win.

Winner – The Miz

Josh Mathews wants to know what CM Punk thinks of HHH making himself the referee of his championship match. Punk says he wants to know what Josh thinks, because he could have seen this coming since HHH has a bigger ego than Vince. He mentions HHH doing things for business, but he warns HHH to stay out of his business and stay out of the match. Punk says beating Cena for the title is good for business, then changes his attention to Alberto Del Rio. He says Alberto called him a coward, but he is about to go to the ring to prove him wrong and to kick his teeth down his throat.

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