Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with Justin Roberts introducing the voice of the WWE, Jim Ross. The music hits but instead out comes Michael Cole dressed as JR with a pillow under his shirt. Cole is wearing the black cowboy hat and carrying a bottle of BBQ sauce. His ankle is also taped up. Cole is mocking Ross as Josh Matthews and Jerry Lawler are on commentary.
Cole walks over and taunts Lawler, giving him the BBQ sauce. Lawler gets up and security hurries Cole into his cube at ringside. Cole taunts Lawler some more and welcomes us to RAW as the crowd chants “Jerry.”
– Triple H’s music hits and out he comes to the ring to a big pop. He enters the ring and looks up at the WrestleMania sign. He talks about 20 years in the business and wonders if this is the last time he will work in this building. Triple H says in two weeks it will be the defining moment of he and Undertaker’s careers. Triple H talks about Taker’s Streak and says it’s bigger than any championship or any he’s had combined. Triple H says ending it will be a career defining moment. Triple H invites Taker to RAW next week.
Triple H wants to look Taker in the eye and tell him that he will lose at WrestleMania 27. Triple H says he will end the streak. He says if he can’t do it, he will die trying. Triple H says at WrestleMania, Taker will rest in peace. His music hits and out comes Ted DiBiase to interrupt.
Ted says last year he was one of the best up and coming stars but this year he’s just an afterthought. Ted says he’s making his own opportunity now. He asks what will happen if he takes out Triple H live on RAW. He says the people will have no choice but to take notice. Ted enters the ring but Triple H rushes him. Triple H beats Ted around ringside. Ted fights back and they go at it. Triple H slams Ted into the steel steps and throws him hard into the other set. He continues tp toss Ted around ringside. Triple H grabs a steel chair and whacks Ted in the back with it. Ted gets hit a few more times with the chair while he’s down on the ground. Triple H takes apart the RAW announcer’s table now and puts Ted through it with a Pedigree. His music hits again and he points to the WrestleMania sign.
– Matthews hypes John Cena’s response to The Miz. He says Cena will be live via satellite from his home. Cole says The Miz will have a segment tonight where he re-writes “Miz-story.” We go to commercial.
Sheamus vs. Evan Bourne
Back from the break and our new WWE United States Champion Sheamus is in the ring waiting. Out next comes his opponent Evan Bourne. The bell rings and they lock up. Sheamus knocks Bourne down first and goes to work. Sheamus with a big clothesline and knee drops to the face.
Sheamus with a series of forearm shots to Bourne’s chest. Sheamus throws Bourne into the corner but Bourne comes back with a spin kick. Bourne goes up top for the Air Bourne but Sheamus moves. He comes back with the Brogue Kick for the pin and the win.
– After the match, Sheamus declares himself the new champion and out comes Daniel Bryan. Bryan wants his rematch at WrestleMania. Sheamus tosses the United States Title in Bryan’s face and hits him with a Brogue Kick. Sheamus leaves Bryan laying in the ring as we get ready for commercial.
– Back from the break and we see Randy Orton exiting his tour bus out back. Scott Stanford stops Orton and asks Orton what’s it like traveling on the bus. Orton says it offers him privacy and a home away from home. Orton talks about how he watched the new Nexus being formed on the bus and talks about he’s taken them all out with punt kicks. He says if CM Punk thinks he is sick and twisted, he has no idea what sick and twisted is. Orton walks off.
Maryse vs. Eve Torres
We go to the ring and Maryse is in the ring. Out comes her opponent, the WWE Divas Champion Eve Torres.
The bell rings and Maryse taunts Eve and then poses on the ropes. They talk some trash and Maryse goes for a slap but gets slapped by Eve. Maryse rushes Eve and takes her down, slamming her face into the mat. Maryse throws Eve into the corner and slaps her, then slams her head into the turnbuckle. Maryse uses the ropes now. She charges but Eve moves. Michael Cole interrupts things over the mic again. Eve and Maryse go at it. Eve misses a moonsault and Maryse takes control. Eve counters with a neckbreaker for the pin and the win.
Winner: Eve Torres
– After the match, Cole says thank goodness the Divas match is over and we can get down to business. Eve goes to his cube and starts yelling at him. Cole stands on his table but gets slapped by Eve. Cole orders security to take her away. Cole puts one leg over his cube and asks Eve if she wants some of him.
– Matthews promotes the re-writing “Miz-story” segment with The Miz tonight as we go to commercial.
Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater vs. Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov
Back from commercial and The Corre is in the ring – Wade Barrett, Ezekiel Jackson and the WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel. We see replays from SmackDown of The Corre beating down Big Show and Kane. Out next come their opponents Vladimir Kozlov and Santino Marella with Tamina.
Santino and Gabriel start the match off. Santino takes Gabriel down first and calls for the Cobra but Slater provides the assist. Slater is tagged in and goes to work on Santino. Santino fights out and goes to tag but Slater stops him. Santino kicks him off and tags in Kozlov. Kozlov fights Slater off and goes to work. Barrett gets on the apron and distracts Kozlov, allowing Slater to attack from behind and take him down. Gabriel comes in and goes up top to hit the 450 on Kozlov for the win.
Winners: Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel
– After the match, The Corre enters the ring and beats Santino and Kozlov down. Big Show and Kane’s music hit and here they come. Show and Kane come in and clean house. They double chokeslam Ezekiel Jackson as Santino and Kozlov look on from the corner. Kane makes the ring posts explode as Show’s music hits and they shake hands with Santino and Kozlov.
– We see John Cena via satellite being prepared for his interview. We go to commercial.
– Back from commercial and we get a video package from last week’s RAW where Brodus Clay, Alberto Del Rio and The Miz attacked John Cena. We go to John Cena live via satellite from home. Matthews asks him about The Rock being live on RAW next week. Cena says he will be face to face with The Rock and if they do have a problem, it gets settled next week. Lawler asks him if all The Rock stuff has his mind off The Miz and WrestleMania. Cena says yes and that’s why Miz has done what he has for the past four weeks. Cena says him sitting at home right now is proof. He says it’s also proof why The Miz deserves to be WWE Champion.
Cena says he will be watching from home tonight and hopes The Miz truly re-writes history because at WrestleMania, he plans on making history. Cole takes the mic and says while Cena is on satellite, he is here live and in person tonight. Cole tells Lawler that he has another world exclusive, something Lawler is not going to want to miss and it’s up next. We go back to commercial.
– Back from commercial and Michael Cole is jogging around the ring with Jack Swagger. Swagger goes to the announcer’s table and stares Jerry Lawler down. Cole introduces Swagger and says he will be the man that trains him to beat Lawler at WrestleMania. Cole talks about bringing Brian Christopher back to RAW last week and shows us clips from the father and son meeting last week.
Cole rubs it in to Lawler. Cole says Christopher sent him a gift and it’s the Lawler family photo album. Cole shows us a photo of Lawler’s late father. Cole mocks Lawler’s dad. We see another photo of Lawler with his dad and brother. Cole is saying how Lawler’s dad must have thought bad about him. Another photo is shown. Cole says he went to Memphis this past week and talked to some old friends. He learned that Lawler and his dad are both gutless cowards and big bullies. Cole says he is going to put Lawler in his place at WrestleMania. Swagger is still staring Lawler down at the announcer’s table. Cole says Lawler, his mother, his father and his son all have one thing in common – their family is nothing but a bunch of losers, Cole says.
Lawler slams the headset down and goes for the ring. Swagger decks him with a right hand. Lawler fights back and slams Swagger into the table. Lawler chases Cole at ringside but gets clotheslined by Swagger. Cole runs and shuts himself in his cube. Swagger rubs Lawler’s face into Cole’s cube as Cole talks trash about Lawler and his family. Swagger applies the ankle lock on Lawler as Cole cheers him on. Cole comes out of his cube and puts the ankle lock on Lawler while Swagger has a knee in the back of his head. Swagger raises Cole’s hand as the crowd tells them they suck. Swagger’s music hits and they leave Lawler laying at ringside.
– We get hype for Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio as we go back to commercial.
– Back from the break and we get a video package showing all the media coverage for Snooki’s WWE appearance. They plug the Jersey Shore finale on MTV this week.
Dolph Ziggler vs. John Morrison
We go to the ring and out comes Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero, Layla and Michelle McCool. John Morrison is out next and he’s accompanied by Trish Stratus. The bell rings and Ziggler takes control early. Morrison comes back and rams Ziggler into the corner. More back and forth action. Ziggler with a clothesline and a 2 count. Ziggler with an elbow drop and another 2 count. Ziggler applies a headlock as Trish cheers Morrison on from ringside.
Morrison ducks a clothesline and dropkicks Ziggler. Morrison sends Ziggler to the floor where his Divas check on him. Morrison charges but McCool gets on the apron and stops him. Trish runs over and takes out LayCool. She stands beside Morrison in the ring when the e-mail alert goes off and Michael Cole has an announcement from the RAW GM. He changes it to a mixed tag match.
John Morrison and Trish Stratus vs. Layla, Michelle McCool, Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler
As soon as the match is made official Trish reaches through the ropes and grabs Vickie by her hair. Vickie’s team pulls her away as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Morrison is going at it with Ziggler. Morrison fights out of a hold and kicks Ziggler in the head. Morrison misses a running knee to the head. Ziggler tags in Layla which forces Morrison to tag in Trish. Trish comes in and hits forearms on Layla. Trish kicks Layla down in the corner but runs into a big boot. Trish with the big move out of the corner. More back and forth until McCool hits Trish from behind and gets tagged in. McCool works Trish over and gets a 2 count.
McCool goes to work on Trish’s knee. Layla is eventually tagged back in. Layla dominates Trish, slamming her on her head and face. Vickie is tagged in. She goes to leg drop Trish but lands on her rear. Morrison comes in which brings in Ziggler. Morrison unloads and hits a big springboard kick on Ziggler. Layla runs over and slams Trish off the apron which distracts Morrison. Morrison misses Starship Pain and Ziggler hits the Zig Zag. Ziggler tags in Vickie, allowing her to get the pin for their team.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler, Vickie Guerrero, Layla and Michelle McCool
– We get more hype for The Miz tonight as Team Vickie celebrates in the ring. Back to commercial.
– Back from commercial and we get another promo video for Sin Cara.
– Matthews leads us to a Triple H vs. Undertaker hype video with comments from John Cena, Big Show, Arn Anderson, Randy Orton, Ricky Steamboat, Jerry Lawler, John Morrison, Jim Ross, Steve Austin, Booker T, Harley Race, Chris Jericho, Dusty Rhodes and Shawn Michaels.
Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio
We go to the ring and out comes Randy Orton for tonight’s WrestleMania Rewind match. We see clips of Orton taking out Nexus over the past few weeks. We go to commercial as Orton is making his entrance.
Back from the break and out comes Rey Mysterio. The bell rings and Orton locks up with Mysterio but Rey goes behind his back. They break and Rey kicks Orton. Orton throws him to the corner but Rey boots Orton in the head. More kicks from Rey. Rey dropkicks Orton’s knee out. Rey goes for a roundhouse but Orton ducks it and drops Rey with a forearm. Orton slides Rey across the ring and under the bottom rope to the floor. Orton comes out after him and brings it back in the ring. 2 count for Orton.
Orton with a knee drop on Rey and another 2 count. Orton with a headlock now. Rey fights out of it but Orton whips him into the corner. Orton takes Rey up top but Rey fights him off. Rey with a seated senton on Orton. Rey runs the ropes and Orton catches him in a scoop slam. Orton goes for the second-rope DDT but Rey counters and goes for 619. Orton catches his legs and finally hits the second-rope DDT. Orton drops to the mat but CM Punk appears on the big screen.
Punk is ouitside by Orton’s tour bus. He says he can’t wait to meet Orton’s wife. Orton runs out of the ring and we see him running backstage. Orton arrives outside and is attacked by Punk from behind. Punk takes out his knee. Orton’s wife opens the bus door and screams for help. Punk tells her to shut up and she goes back inside. Punk tells Orton he shouldn’t have punted the Nexus members. Punk says Orton won’t be punting anyone at WrestleMania and kicks him again. Punk blows the actress pretending to be Orton’s wife a kiss and walks off. She goes to him and calls for help as we go to another commercial.
– Back from the break and Alex Riley is in the ring with a podium covered up. Riley says he has been re-hired as the Vice President of Corporate Communications and is back on RAW. Riley introduces the WWE Champion and out comes The Miz, without his WWE Title belt. Miz says people have been blessed with the honor of watching him.
John Cena appears on the big screen and mocks Miz for his new title belt. Cena says Miz should never make him angry. Cena tells them he has targeted the wrong man. WWE crew members begin to take Cena’s room apart and we see that he’s not at home, he’s backstage. Cena says he is broadcasting from home because WWE has been his home for the past 9 years. Cena says he’s coming to take out the trash and heads for the ring as Riley and Miz get ready to fight.
Cena comes out and rushes the ring. He starts brawling with Riley and Miz. They eventually beat him down. Cena comes back but The Miz retreats from the ring. Cena applies the STF on Riley. Miz comes back down the ramp half-way and stares down with Cena. Cena gets Riley again and applies the STF. Another staredown between Cena and The Miz. Cena applies the STF one more time. Referees run down and try to pull him off Riley but they can’t break the hold. Cena finally breaks it and poses for the fans as RAW goes off the air.