Thanks to Geoff Clark from the Atlanta, Georgia area and PWInsider.com for the following notes from the WWE RAW tapings tonight:
Dark Match: Mark Henry v. Zack Ryder
Crowd is super hot. Big pop for Henry and Ryder got a decent pop as well. There was a large group in the crowd chanting “Let’s go Ryder (clap clap clap clap)”. Match was about 5 minutes. Ryder went for his finisher from 2nd rope countered with Worlds Strongest Slam for the pin. Henry got a good pop afterwards and got the crowd going.
Josh Matthews and Scott Stanford come out for Superstars.
Superstars: Yoshi Tatsu v. Tyson Kidd
Yoshi got a good pop. Kidd got booed. Chants of “Yoshi” early on. Mat wrestling with Kidd working the arm. Yoshi counters then the two do a series of counters. Crowd is hot. The “Ryder” crowd is chanting “USA”… That’s funny because Yoshi is billed from Japan and Kidd from Canada. Brawl on the outside. Kidd hit a nice flapjack into the apron from the outside. Kidd get some heel heat from crowd. Kidd works Yoshi. Crowd is hot for Yoshi. Kidd hit a nice low dropkick to the back of the head on a seated Tatsu. While Kidd wears down Tatsu with a necklock, crowd chants “Let’s go Yoshi”. Yoshi hits a counter. They do the both men down, red counts spot. Yoshi gets back up first wit a series of chops and a dropkick. Near fall. Yoshi goes to the top, Kidd shoves him, crouching Tatsu. Kidd hit a top rope huracarana. Two count. Kidd goes for the Sharpshooter but Yoshi counters. Kidd goes for a springboard, Tatsu moves and hits the kick to the head for the pin. Tatsu celebrates.
They announce the USA Network live cut in. Strong “Cena sucks” chant.
National Guard video. Roar of boos because Cena was on the screen.