It’s the first post-TNA Monday night Raw so I figured I’d celebrate by doing coverage myself! Let’s see if the server holds up with a non-iframe coverage TONIGHT exclusively here on PULSE WRESTLING.
Video montage of what happened last week.
Randy Orton comes out to his music and full entrance. He’s in the ring and he has a MIC. He didn’t accept Edge’s deal so he could control him, but he saw through it. Orton is interupted by piano music, then astonishingly MEATLOAF comes out. He has something in his hand and he is shaking it as he comes to the ring. Meatloaf HAS A MIC. He says “RANDY ORTON” like 10 times. He couldn’t wait to come out – he has a new album coming out tomorrow called “Hang Cool Teddy Bear”. Wow. Meat Loaf has a song written by Bon Jovi on his new album that he thinks should be Randy’s new theme song. Randy suggests that Meat Loaf hums a few bars. Meat Loaf then hands the album cover to Randy. Some music starts and Meat Loaf begins to sing. Is this being played for a joke? Does Meat Loaf know this? He sings another song. He’s in on it. Randy peers at Meat Loaf. Finally an RKO on Meat Loaf. That was 10 minutes!
You Think You Know Me. Edge comes out to his smoky entrance and looks at Randy from the stage. He has a mic. Edge says that the Guest Hosts won’t have booking power anymore. And also that Raw will be getting a permanent General Manager. And he introduces… Vickie Guerrero. Crowd erupts with boos. Lawler and Cole are shocked! She cuts a promo and makes a handicap match of Randy vs Edge and mystery partner for tonight.
Chris Jericho is walking!
Moments ago, Randy Orton RKO’ed Meat Loaf.
If Chris Jericho wins, he & Miz get a Tag Title Shot
Chris Jericho vs. David Hart Smith w/Natalya
Later tonight the Miz will face Tyson Kidd, where if Miz loses, he must defend the US title against a Hart Dynasty member next week live from Toronto. Smith with some early power offense. Jericho slows it down on the mat for a bit. DH makes a comeback with some shoulder blocks and a belly to belly. Bodyslam for 2. He puts on a sloppy Sharp Shooter to a mild pop. Jericho reaches the bottom rope. Thumb poke to the eye, then a Code Breaker gets the pin. Not much too it, DH still looks green.
So Jericho and Miz get a Unified Tag Title match against the Hart Dynasty in 2 weeks at Over the Limit.
Backstage Edge and Batista have a secretive chat.
Later tonight – John Cena reveals the stipulations for the title match against Dave.
Up next: FLAVOR FLAV
R Truth comes out with Flavor Flav singing the “what’s up” song. Flav does the what’s up. Yeah boyyyyyyyyy. They have a mic in the ring. R Truth does a nice intro and Flav gets on the mic. Pittsburgh. He has a new show based on the Tales from the Crypt and he’s the new Crypt Keeper. Interesting. Everybody make some noise up in the place! This leads into a match.
R Truth vs. William Regal
Lasts about a minute until the Colons hit the ring and beat them down. Cole: That’s Primo and Carlos! Nice job Cole.
The Colons make their way back up the ramp looking smug. Then Ted Dibiase comes out and gives them money and shakes their hands. He has 2 Puerto Rican Virgils!
Clips of Eve winning the Raw Divas Title.
Now they show Maryse working out with a martial arts master. He stops her and says he doesn’t think she’s trying hard enough. She responds in French. He says he doesn’t understand. She slaps him!
Randy Orton cuts a short promo backstage vowing to get Vickie Guerrero.
During the commercial they showed an ad for WWE Fatal Four-Way the June PPV.
Buzz Aldrin is wearing an astronaut suit and talks about guest hosting Raw. Then Mark Henry comes up from behind him and lays him out with a chair. One small step for man, one large leap for the WWE Universe. Buzz?
Zack Ryder vs. Evan Bourne
Alicia Fox and Gail Kim are sitting at ringside watching Ryder. He has a mic and cuts a promo before the match. He has WWWYKI on his arm for “Woo Woo Woo You Know It”. Ryder Rulz. Bourne goes to work and hits a jumping face kick and gets 2. Goes up top, but Ryder stops him and hits a “rough rider”. Ryder takes control and beats down Bourne. Gets a 2 count. Bourne retakes control, goes to the corner, but the ladies distract him. He shakes them off, and hits the Shooting Star Press anyway and pins Ryder.
Hour 1 closing with John Cena coming out to a huge pop here in Pittsburgh. You can’t see him, his time is now. He gets a full ring intro. Cena poses in the ring. He has a mic – he first thanks Sheamus, and makes sense of it kinda. Somehow it lead to another match with Batista. Cena says the match at Over the Limit will be their final match for the title. And if Big Dave wins, Cena is GOING ON RECORD to forfeit his rematch clause. He builds up to an “I Quit” match for the title at Over the Limit. He goes back to Sheamus and calls out the “human jar of mayonnaise” to thank him in person. Pause. Sheamus’ music comes out.
Sheamus comes out to the ramp with a mic. He asks Cena if he really wants him to come down there. Cena responds by taking off his shirt – he’ll take his chances. He calls Sheamus to the ring. Sheamus responds that he’s foolish because it will cost him his championship. Sheamus goes to the ring, and Batista enters from behind. Sheamus distracts and Dave spears Cena. 2 on 1 beatdown begins. Dumped to the floor. Batista grabs Cena and runs him back-first into the STEEEEEEEL ringpost. Tossed back into the ring. Sheamus with a huge kick and Cena is out cold. Batista grabs Cena and goes for a Batista Bomb but the crowd erupts. Someone must be running down for the save. It’s… It’s… Mark Henry!? The crowd pops huge and he cleans house on Orton and Sheamus. Henry checks on Cena. Crowd chants “Cena”.
Backstage Vickie is texting and Edge approaches. He found a partner. Edge talks about the last time they were on TV and he said some hateful things. He blames the fans, thinking it would get him fan’s sympathy. They agree to be friends. He wants her to be at ringside for the match tonight. She calls him crazy. Orton creeps her out. Edge guarantees her that nothing will happen to her out there. He offers that she could just fire Orton. She’ll be there.
If Kidd wins, a Hart gets a US Title shot next week on Raw
The Miz vs. Tyson Kidd
This is a non-title match. Miz goes to work early. Kick to the gut. Kidd bounces off the ropes and does a crazy roll up on Miz for the pin in less than a minute.
Apparently any member of the Hart family can face The Miz next week for the US Title. Miz gets on the mic. He said the stipulation was that he got a choose any member of the Hart family to defend the title against. So next week in Toronto, he’s not going to face Kidd or “Baby Bulldog”. He said to Natalya to keep dreamin’ of getting in the ring with him. On the commercial-free Raw in Toronto next week, he chooses to defend against… Bret Hart!
Josh Matthews approaches Dave and asks him about his match later against Mark Henry. Dave would rather talk about the I Quit match.
8 on 4 NXT vs. Raw
All 8 NXT Guys vs. John Morrison, Yoshi Tatsu, Goldust and Santino Marella
We’re back with all 8 rookies in the ring. Morrison’s music plays and all four guys come out. Why is Morrison with the scrubs this week? Rookies go to work on Yoshi Tatsu for a while. Long heat sequence with Wade Barrett, David Otunga getting offense on yoshi. Otunga reaches and tags Slater as Tatsu tags Morrison. Match begins to break down and Daniel Bryan rolls up Santino for the pin. He celebrates. Cole gets excited for Bryan’s first storyline win.
Winners: NXT Rookies
Tomorrow, one rookie gets voted off of NXT.
Backstage Santino and Vladimir Koslov chat and get interupted by Flavor Flav. Santino thinks they can be a great tag team, Koslov does not agree. Regal enters, and tells Koslov not to pay attention. Flav defends Santino. Regal says Flav has no talent because anyone can rap. Regal does a British spoken rap about Parliament. Flav mocks it. Flav ends with YEAH BOYYYYY.
Batista enters to his music as we go to a break.
Another video of Buzz Aldrin in the astronaut suit. Actually it’s the same one as before with Mark Henry and chairshot.
Batista vs. Mark Henry
Batista is reclining in a black steel chair in the ring as Henry makes his entrance. Batista gets up and attacks Henry with the chair he was sitting in. Dave puts on a submission of some sort. The ref pleads with Batista to break the hold, but Dave won’t do it! Henry is tapping. Ref grabs onto dave and he cant break the grip. Crowd chants Cena. Dave lets it go without Cena coming down.
Winner by DQ? Henry
Batista exits to boos and we see Cole and Lawler talk about MEAT LOAF.
Next week – Raw is commercial free, hosted by Buzz Aldrin. Matches:
John Cena vs. Sheamus
Bret Hart vs. The Miz for the US Title
They had a graphic with Bret looking grumpy for that match.
Randy Orton vs. Edge & ???
Randy enters first to his music and he looks behind him as he enters faster than usual. Edge’s music plays and he brings out Vickie to the stage. Then he points and his partner is… Ted Dibiase, wearing the Million Dollar Belt. They come to the ring. Ted and Randy to start, they lock up. Heels take control and Edge poses to boos. Tag back to Ted. He distracts the ref and Edge stomps Orton in the corner. Heels continue to control. Vickie shown in a black leather chair clapping as Edge goes for a DDT. Randy blocks but Edge hits a big boot for 2. Dibiase in with a flying clothesline for 2. Randy with some clotheslines and his new face powerslam on Ted for a comeback. Randy sends Edge to the floor. Randy gears up for an RKO, Ted pushes off, Randy backdrops Ted over the top rope to the floor. R Truth comes down, Ted sees him and goes back into the ring, where Randy hits an RKO for the pin.
Winner: Randy Orton
Vickie is not happy at ringside as Orton stares her down. He slithers on the mat and she sits in the leather chair, calling for Edge. She has a mic! Dont Do It she cries. She screams for Edge more. Dont Do It! She screams out that she resigns? Then Randy RKO’s Edge. Vickie runs to the back screaming. Play Randy’s music!
Video replays of what just happened. Randy stares at fallen Edge from the ring.