Hello everyone. I am your host Johnny Rosado. Tonight I will be covering WWE Monday Night Raw. After last nights pay per view Raw should be an exciting one. Tonight marks the first Raw that will set up the matches and feuds at Survivor Series. Will we get answers as to who is allowing Kevin Nash into the arenas? Who John Laurinaitis continues to send text messages to? and who will challenge Alberto Del Rio for The WWE Championship at Survivor Series? Join me at 9pm on USA Network for all the action.
Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole recapped what happened in the matches between Big Show vs Mark Henry, Alberto Del Rio vs John Cena and the tag team match between Cm Punk & Triple H vs Awesome Truth at Vengeance.
Triple made his way to the ring. Hunter said that this is a tough business and that you can either make friends or money. Hunter also said that he felt lucky because he made money and made friends in the business of pro wrestling. He said that he thought he made some true friends. He listed Shawn Michaels, Sean Waltman and Kevin Nash as examples. He stated that he thought Nash was one of those good friends but that as soon as he came into power that Nash changed for the worse. Hunter made the NOW/ Kliq hand sign and said that he thought that was forever. Triple mentioned that Nash broke his heart. Hunter mentioned that he wants to take it out on Nash and called him out to the ring. Triple H made it clear that he doesnâ€™t want to talk to Nash he wants to kick Kevin Nashâ€™s ass. John Laurinaitis made his way to the ring. He said that Nash is at home watching Raw. Hunter told John Laurinaitis that he better not step in the ring because it wonâ€™t end well for him. Laurinaitis told Hunter not to embarrass the company. Hunter demanded that John Laurinaitis find Kevin Nash so that Triple H could kick his ass. He said that while John Laurinaitis is The GM of Raw that Hunter is The C.O.O. of The WWE. He told Laurinaitis to offer Nash a contract so that Nash couldnâ€™t say no. Hunter made it clear that he would go to jail for what he does to Nash. As Triple H was at the top of the ramp going to find Nash Kevin Nash attacked Hunter with a sledgehammer. Laurinaitis told Nash that he wasnâ€™t supposed to be in the building tonight. Nash shoved the security that came to Triple Hâ€™s aid. Nash walked to the back. The officials walked Hunter to the back.
Rosado’s Run In: Great start to the show. I just hope that Laurinaitis is exposed as the one who is allowing Nash in the buildings
The medics were placing Triple H in the ambulance but Nash demanded that they take him out of the ambulance. Nash took Hunter out of the ambulance and attacked him. The medics placed Hunter back into the ambulance after Nash was done with his attack.
Rosado’s Run In: I’m not sure why WWE decided to split those segments up with back to back commercial breaks
Randy Orton & Sheamus vs Christian & Cody Rhodes (Intercontinental Champion)
Orton and Christian started the match. Christian slapped Orton in the face to start the match. Orton came back with a back body drop. Orton took the advantage and tagged in Sheamus. Sheamus dominated with power moves. He clubbed Rhodes in the chest a few times. Sheamus was going to the outside of the apron to perform a move on Rhodes but he did a running shoulder block on Christian from the apron to the outside. When Sheamus made his way back in the ring Rhodes took the advantage hitting Sheamus with kicks.
Back from the break Christian was in control. Christian went for The Killswitch but Sheamus countered it. Sheamus finally got the tag to Orton. Orton hit a few clotheslines on Christian as well as a powerslam. Randy performed a salmon Christian and went for a pin. He received a near fall.Â Orton tried the DDT from the middle of the ropes but Christian countered. Orton tried it again and he finally hit the DDT on Christian. Randy was setting up for The RKO but Rhodes came from behind. Orton tried to hit The RKO on Rhodes but Rhodes escaped and Christian went on the offense. Rhodes got the tag. Christian and Rhodes isolated Orton in their corner. Christian tried what looked to be an axe handle from the second droop but Orton countered with a drop kick. Orton tagged Sheamus. Rhodes made his way to the ring. Sheamus hit Rhodes with The Irish Curse Back Braker. Sheamus went for the Brogue Kick but Rhodes ducked. Christian came into the ring and got The RKO by Randy Orton. Sheamus hit The Celtic Cross on Rhodes for the pin fall win.
The announce team recapped what happened in the main event WWE Championship match last night.
John Laurinaitis was seen talking to Stephanie McMahon on the phone. David Otunga was with John Laurinaitis . Laurinaitis told Steph that he knows it looks bad and said it wasnâ€™t his fault that Hunter got attacked. John Cena came into the picture and demanded that he face Miz and R-Truth tonight. John Laurinaitis booked Awesome Truth vs John Cena and a partner of Laurinaitis choosing.
Rosado’s Run In: As a long time wrestling fan I know that Cena’s partner will be a heel such as Alberto Del Rio
Santino Marella vs Dolph Ziggler (The United States Champion) with Jack Swagger & Vickie Guerrero
Santino tried a series of kicks on Ziggler but missed. Santino hit a hip toss on Ziggler and started to taunt Ziggler. Santino went for The Cobra but missed. Ziggler got upset and started to put the boots to Santino. Ziggler also hit a nice drop kick as well. Ziggler went for a clothesline but Santino countered with a hip toss. Santino went for the Cobra but Swagger distracted him. Ziggler hit the Zig Zag on Santino for the pin fall win. After the match Swagger and Ziggler attacked Santino. Mason Ryan made the save.
The Bellas were backstage talking when Zack Ryder came by and said that he will be John Cenaâ€™s tag team partner for tonightâ€™s tag team main event.
Rosado’s Run In: It was great to see Santino back on TV. He is an entertaining act. Mason Ryan continues to be positioned to take on Ziggler for The US Title. Here’s hoping Ryan doesn’t win the title. I can name 10 more superstars who are ready to win that title before Ryan. I am also happy to see that Ryder is getting a main event spot with the likes of Miz and John Cena. Ryder has a great following thus far
Alberto Del Rio made his way to the ring. Del Rio insulted the crowd in Spanish. He bragged that he defeated John Cena last night to retain The WWE Title. He stated that he is the better man. He told the crowd that he is done with John Cena. He also said that no one in The WWE is better than him. Cm Punk made his way to the ring. Punk said that he has beaten Del Rio many times. Punk mentioned that he never received a one on one rematch after Del Rio cashed in his money in the bank briefcase. Del Rio told him that he wasnâ€™t worthy and that Punk lost his match last night at the pay per view. Del Rio told Punk to talk to him when he beats someone important and that Punk was at the back of the line for a title shot. Punk said maybe Del Rio is right and maybe he doesnâ€™t deserve a title match. Punk said that maybe he will put Del Rio to sleep anyway. John Laurinaitis made his way to the ring and said that he was the boss not Triple H. He said that he will make the title match at Survivor Series if Cm Punk tell him that he respects him. Â Punk asked John Laurinaitis if he was Aretha Franklin? Punk told him that The WWE isnâ€™t any more safe or better with John Laurinaitis in charge. Punk told him that he respects â€œFunk Manâ€. Laurinaitis told Punk that he had another chance at telling him that he respects him. Punk said that he doesnâ€™t respect Laurinaitis. Laurinaitis told Punk that he doesnâ€™t think Punk is worthy of a title shot and that he has to think about it another week. Punk told him to think about it and attacked Del Rio. Laurinaitis and Del Rio left the ring. Ricardo Rodriguez tried to leave as well but Punk got a hold of him and hit him with The Go To Sleep.
Rosado’s Run In: As a fan of Cm Punk I couldn’t be happier with the fact that Punk is next in line for a title shot. Punks aggression on the mic was great
Natalya Neidhart (Beth Phoenix on commentary) vs Alicia Fox
Alicia landed a few elbows to start the match. Natalya took the advantage using strikes. Natty put Alicia in a submission. Alicia got out of the submission by hitting her with an elbow. Natty threw Alicia in the corner. Alicia hit a few more elbows until she rolled Natty up for the pin fall win.
Rosado’s Run In: The Divas division is not very deep right now. They only have a few Divas that can go in the ring. If I were WWE I would give Eve another title shot with how great she performed last night against Beth Phoenix
John Morrison vs Wade Barrett
Fast paced action to start the match.Â Morrison hit Barrett with a few kicks until Barrett got on the offense. Barrett went to the outside. Morrison went for an outside dive but Barrett moved. Morrison tried the outside dive again and hit Barrett with it. Once Barrett recovered he threw Morrison into the barrier.
Back from the break Barrett had Morrison in a headlock. Morrison got out of it by hitting a few strikes to Barrettâ€™s stomach but Barrett took the advantage back. Barrett landed a running boot to the face. Barrett go ta near fall. Barrett put John in a submission until Morrison countered with strikes once again to the stomach. Morrison hit Barrett with the running knee to the face. Morrison went for the pin but only got a two count. Barrett hit a running side slam. Near fall by Barrett. Barrett went for Wasteland but it was counter with a Russian leg sweep. Morrison went for Starship Pain but missed. Morrison landed strikes in the corner. Morrison went for The Flying Chuck Kick but Barrett caught him. Barrett tried Wasteland but couldnâ€™t hit it. He tried to hit Wasteland again and got the pin fall win.
The announce team once again recapped Kevin Nashâ€™s attack on Triple H. Cole stated that Triple H has a neck injury and a concussion. Cole said that Hunter may even have a broken neck. Cole said that Jim Ross keeps going on Twitter talking trash on Cole. Cole showed Embarrassing photos of Jim Ross that were edited of course. Cole Challenged Jim Ross to what he called “The Michael Cole Challenge”. Cole said that if Jim Ross beats him he can have his job back and that Cole will quit.
Rosado’s Run In: Why must WWE continue to bury John Morrison? Also why does Vince McMahon think it’s so funny to make fun of JR? No one thinks it’s funny but him. Lay off JR. He is the greatest play by play guy in the business
Zack Ryder was interviewed by Â Josh Matthews until Miz & R-Truth attacked him from behind
Miz and Truth made their way to the ring. Miz stated that Triple H tried to stop them but Triple H got what he deserved tonight. Miz said that they are just starting and that they are just beginning. Truth said nothing will stop them until John Cena â€œGets Gotâ€. Miz said that Cena canâ€™t Rise above this.
John Cena vs The Awesome Truth (The Miz & R-Truth) in a handicap match
Cena and Miz started the match. Cena hit strikes in the corner. Cena did a Fishermanâ€™s suplex on Miz. Miz tagged in R-Truth. Cena was all offense until Awesome Truth double teamed him in their corner. Miz got the tag and kept Cena grounded by continuing to hit him with kicks. Miz also hit his running clothesline in the corner. Back and fourth tags by Awesome Truth. Cena finally got back on the offensive. Cena hit The 5 Knuckle Shuffle and attempted The Attitude Adjustment but R-Truth hit Cena in the face with a water bottle. The bell rang and Awesome Truth started double teaming Cena. They grabbed chairs until John Laurinaitis came to the ring. Laurinaitis told Cena that he could pick any partner he wants to face Miz and R-Truth at Survivor Series. Cena picked The Rock.
Rosado’s Run In: I would like to give a shout out to Rhett Davis for all of his help tonight. I call him Dwayne cause he Rocks
Tags: alberto del rio, cm punk, Dolph Ziggler, Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross, john cena, Michael Cole, monday night raw, R-Truth, The Miz, WWE, zack ryder