WWE RAW Results (3/22) - Pre-WrestleMania Hype!
By Ryan Clark | March 22, 2010
Airdate: Monday, March 22nd, 2010 (USA Network)
Location: The HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.
Results by 411 Mania
"Yes, sir, we promised you a great main eventů"
-Live from the HP Pavillion in San Jose, CA
-Hosted by Michael Cole & Jerry "The King" Lawler
-Shawn Michaels is out for a promo to kick things off, and it should be noted we have white ring ropes tonight. Shawn says he's got a feeling, and it's the same feeling he had back in January of 1992 right before he threw Marty Janetty threw the barber shop window. The same feeling he had in March of 1996 when he beat Bret Hart for the WWE Championship, and it's the same feeling he had last week right before he superkicked Taker. It is the feeling that he can do absolutely anything, and by anything he means beating The Undertaker at Wrestlemania. He says he needs to hand it to the company, and it may be coincidence, but there is a new Shawn Michaels DVD out called "My Journey" right before he puts his career on the line. Shawn says we need to clear off more room on the DVD shelf because he's about ready to give us volume two. He says this isn't the end, but it's the beginning. He will no longer be known as the showstopper, icon, main event, HBK, and the co-founder of DX, and he may even cease to be known as Shawn Michaels. He will however be known forever as the man who ended The Undertaker's undefeated Wrestlemania streak. The lights go out and as you're expecting The Undertaker's dong to make an appearance instead we get a career retrospective of Shawn's career with an ominious message at the end from Taker saying Shawn's career will rest in peace. It ends with a graphic reading "Shawn Michaels Career 1985-2010." Shawn looks disgusted but slowly gets a smirk, and says he appreciates Taker's little attempt to intimidate him but if he wants to do it he should come out and do it to his face. Instead of Taker we get MLB on FOX music? Here comes Pete Rose, and he wants to be the first to wish to Shawn luck at Wrestlemania. It should be noted Pete sounds like he started hitting the scotch about 11 this morning. Pete wants Shawn to wrestle Undertaker's brother Kane, and the same stipulations will apply as at Wrestlemania. He wants Shawn to help him get revenge for all the things Kane has done to him over the years. Shawn says he'll get revenge for Pete, and revenge for himself. Cole thankfully explains that it is No DQ or Count Out and not Shawn's career as far as those stipulations go.
-We get a video package of the Batista/Cena match from Summerslam 2008, and we hype Batista and Cena's "Final Face Off" for later tonight.
The Miz (w. The Big Show) vs. John Morrison (w. R-Truth)
Show and Truth join Cole and Lawler on commentary for this one, as the former In-Crowd faces off. Morrison wrestles Miz to his back with a little amateur action early, and grabs a front facelock backing him into the corner. The ropes are now red again for what it's worth. They trade smacks in the middle, and Morrison boots Miz to the floor. Morrison goes outside with a spin kick from the apron, and delivers an Asai Moonsault sending us to break.
We return from break with Miz now in control having Morrison locked in a rear chinlock. Morrison tries to elbow free, but gets taken down to the mat by the hair. Morrison dodges a boot and rolls up Miz for two, but Miz answers with another boot to regain control. Miz goes back to the chinlock, but Morrison comes free with a series of right hands. Morrison pounds Miz in the corner, but runs into a back elbow. Miz charges into a flapjack from Morrison, who follows that up with a running knee for two. Morrison goes to the top rope, but gets crotched by Miz who heads up after him. Miz goes for a superplex, but Morrison blocks it and hammers away before delivering a sunset flip off the top rope. That sets up Morrison for Starship Pain which connects for the win at 8:30. After the match Show shoves down truth, but eats a baseball slide from Morrison. He goes after them but the faces bail for safety?
Winner: John Morrison (Pinfall-Starship Pain **1/2)