Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, March 29th, 2010 (USA Network)
Location: The US Airways Center in Phoenix, Ariz.
Results by 411 Mania
"Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…"
We open tonight's show with a highlight package of last night's Career vs. Streak Match with The Undertaker defeating and retiring Shawn Michaels. Every big move in slow motion and one emotional Shawn Michaels leaving WrestleMania for the last time.
Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler are at ringside from Phoenix, Arizona. And tonight, we get Shawn Michaels' farewell speech.
But to start, we open with Batista slowly strolling down to the ring, lookng lie his normal joyous self. He yells at someone, I guess maybe for not getting his spotlight when he wanted. He eventually gets it as he is just about to hit the ring. Batista has the microphone as he waits for the crowd to die down. He says we all know that we are expected Batista is to complain, moan, and groan about WrestleMania, but he on't give us the satisfaction. He calls last night a blip on the radar and a fluke. Nobody will remember it next month as a "you tapped out" chant starts. He says he is entitled to a rematch and he does not care what happened at WrestleMania because John Cena cam't beat him. AND THE CHAMP IS HERE!!!! Cena comes down to the ring and grabs a microphone. He says the energy from WrestleMania is still here and that some guy kept syaig that Cena can't Batista, but he must have missed last night, because it happened. And after all the talk about how Batista wanted the match, how Batista called himself the face of the company… and the face of the company tapped out. Cena says that nobody will forget WrestleMania for the moments last forever. He hypes up Shawn Michaels' final chapter and says Batista can make history by having his rematch with Cena tonight on the most historic broadcast of Monday Night Raw. Cena then says this is when the other guy says not tonight and asks Batista to do something different and give the fans what they want. He tells Batista to prove he is the face of the company and give them the rematch tonight. Batista, of course, says not tonight and lays in with a cheap shot, but gets run off by John Cena. But form behind comes Jack Swagger with the Money in the Bank briefcase. He nails John Cena from behind and lays out Cena with the briefcase. He asks for a referee and is cashing in his shot!!! Cena is able to get an STF, but Swagger slips away and decides to not cash in his title shot. Since the bell never rang, the match never happened, and he still has his title shot. John Cena grabs his title and heads to the back.
We go to Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler and they once again hype up Shawn Michaels' farewell. We get a video of the Heartbreak Career. This clips is of Michaels' debut as part of The Rockers.
Back on Raw and out comes the Hall of Famer, the Million Dollar Man! Coming out with him is Pat Patterson, IRS, Arn Anderson, and Nick Bockwinkel. And now out come Rowdy Roddy Piper with Sgt. Slaughter, Ricky Steamboat, and Tony Kovina. Jerry Lawler then gets up and joins the legends around the ring. We now get the Guest Hosts for tonight, Rob Corddry and Clark Duke from Hot Tub Time Machine! They seem a little nervous as they are on stage. They announce tonight's main event of Batista and Jack Swagger to face John Cena and whoever he gets to be a partner. They also announce a special Hot Tub match between them and the WWE Divas. And the crowd is not invited. But we do have something special in place, so we have a special 1980's Legends Lumberjack Match.
Legends Lumberjack Match: Christian vs. Ted Dibiase
Cody Rhodes has a concussion from last night and will be out of action for a little while. We head to commercial as Ted hits the ring. We come back from the break and Christian hits the springboard sunset flip for a two count. Ted hits a kick to the face after Christian ducks too early. Ted charges, but gets thrown to the floor. The lumberjacks rolls him back in and ted levels Christian with a clothesline and gets a two count. Christian backs to a corner and Ted pounds away. He backs up and Christian gets the boot up. Christian goes for a Tornado DDT, but gets thrown off. Ted hits a boot to the face and gets a two count. Ted with a headlock, Christian to his feet, ted misses a right hand and Christian connects with the inverted DDT for a two count. Ted is able to attempt Dream Street, but Christian gets to the corner. Ted charges, but Christian slips out and gets the flip kick on Ted. Christian heads up top and hits the diving back elbow. Christian tries a Killswitch, but Ted slips out and tries a back suplex. Christian slips out and both men go to the floor off a clothesline. The legends roll both men back in and starting brawling themselves. Ted is distracted and Christian hits the KillSwitch for the three count. The Million Dollar Man checks on his son, but gets shoved off.
The next Heartbreak Moment is Shawn Michaels throwing Marty Jannetty through the Barber Shop Window.
Back from the break and we go back to Cole and Lawler, who talk about the whole week of WrestleMania. We get Cena with Jimmy Fallon and clips of various interviews with wrestlers and fans, a look at WrestleMania Axxess, the Pro-Am Gold Tournament, and the Reading Challenge.
Backstage, the guest hosts are in ropes as Santino Marella comes in and walks right out. We then go to the Hot Tub with the Bella Twins, Eve, and Kelly, all in bikinis. I hate these guys. The diva who lasts the longest in the hot tub wins the match. Everyone has glasses of champagne and I seriously hate those two right now.
We go to the ring and Triple H makes his way to the stage. He has the microphone and soaks in the cheers. He calls tonight a surreal night as it is the end of an era. He never thought Shawn's career would end this way and he knew Shawn could beat him. Triple H says that it feels like just yesterday that he walked into the WWE and Shawn was standing there with his bad fashion and mullet haircut… but they took on the world. They fought everyone, side by side, back to back and face to face, but they always fought for each other. There was always the Kliq and then it was just them. He wanted to come out before the farewell… and Triple H just choked up to let an HBK chant come in. He finishes his thought to simply say to Shawn, in front of everyone… and Sheamus comes in and nails Triple H from behind with a pipe! Triple H is down as officials check on The Game.
Back from the break and we see a replay of Sheamus attacking Triple H from behind again.
Well, it's a rematch from last night and this time Maryse starts with Eve Torres. Eve Torres rolls up Maryse and gets the three count in ten seconds??? Vickie gets in all their faces and the face divas stand tall after a brawl. That was pathetic.
Winners: Kelly Kelly, Beth Pheonix, Mickie James, Gail Kim, and Eve Torres
The next Heartbreak Moment was WrestleMania XX and the ladder match with Razor Ramon.
Backstage, Bret Hart is walking to the ring to address the WWE Universe.
The next Heartbreak Moment, ironically, is the Iron Man match at Wrestlemania 12 and the boyhood dream coming true.
Which leads right into Bret Hart coming out to the ring. He has the microphone and he congratulates Shawn Michaels on a story book career and actually says he was one of the best wrestlers ever. He said Shawn was right about good things happening with Bret back in the WWE. He got his closure and the whole Hart family beat Vince. He says that he can feel waves of high fives from his deceased members as a huge "Owen" chant starts! He says the only taste left his mouth is joy and satisfaction and thanks the fans of the WWE and his family for the past three months. Bret gets a standing ovation… until ShowMiz comes out. The Miz questions Bret for being proud of winning a glorified 25 on 1 match against Vince McMahon. Miz calls Bret a thief and stealing time from the Miz with all the who screwed who talk. He calls himself the glorified champion in the WWE and he deserves to talk about himself, not Bret. Miz says he is 17 wins away from tying The Undertaker and not to laugh since his is awesome. Miz calls Bret overrated, along with his entire family. Miz tells Bret to leave his ring before his fist gives closure. Bret tells Miz to make him leave and Miz just looks at The Big Show. Show stands between them and Bret's music starts again… for the Hart Dynasty to come out. They stand on Bret's side and the Unified Tag Champs back up and out of the ring. Bret tells the two clowns to get back in the ring to face The Hart Dynasty. Miz and Show talk it over and actually walk back to the ring as we go to commercial.
Non Title Match: ShowMiz vs. The Hart Dynasty
We are back and David Smith drives down The Miz with the delayed vertical suplex. Smith clotheslines Miz to the floor and Tyson Kidd is tagged in. Kidd runs off the ropes and Smith dumps him over the tope rope onto Miz. Miz rolled in and covered for a two count. Miz tags in Show and Kidd tries anything to slow down Show. But Kidd just gets swatted away. Show just manhandles Kidd and The Miz is tagged in. Miz is whipped by Show into Kidd for the leaping clothesline splash. Miz gets two and lifts up Kidd. Kidd fights out, but Miz drives Kidd into the corner and tags in Show. Show chokes Kidd with the boot and hits a huge, loud chop. Show goes to a headlock, which could probably make a normal man pass out from no air. Miz tagged himself in and kicks away on Kidd. Kidd slips away from a headlock and tags in Smith. Smith hits a series of clotheslines and shoulder blocks before hitting a huge powerslam. Smith tags in Kidd and they hit a Doomsday Device. Kidd locks in the Sharpshooter! Big Show goes to the floor and pulls The Miz out of the ring. Show screams at Miz about listening to him and they walk to the back and The Hart Dynasty wins by countout!
Winners: The Hart Dynasty by Countout
The next Heartbreak Moment was all about Degeneration X, with Triple H and Chyna at first and then even the new age of DX over the past year or so.
The WWE rewind of the week is the Money in the Bank Match, which was won by Jack Swagger.
Back to the Hot Tub and the guest hosts freaked out both Tiffany and Rosa and both leave the hot tub. From the television we see Craig Robinson, the third co-star of The Hot Tub. He calls the Bella Twins double winners and they leave the Hot Tub. In comes Mark Henry in his bathing suit and he enters the Hot Tub, sitting between the two hosts. They try to leave, but Henry makes them stay seated. One of them scream as something bit him. Out pops Hornswoggle in a snorkel! How obvious.
We once again see a replay of Sheamus attacking Triple H from behind as he was paying tribute to Shawn Michaels.
Jack Swagger and Batista vs. John Cena and ???
Jack Swagger has the microphone after he comes out and says it smells like Money in the Bank. He told us all that he would win and he was the odds on favorite. Earlier, he was just messing with Cena because we he cashes it in, he will be the odds on favorite to walk away with the WWE Championship. We go to commercial before Batista comes out.
Hey, the spotlight went on Batista at the right time this time around. Another huge "you tapped out" chant starts. Cena has the microphone and he makes amajor announcement about his partner. Batista will definitly recognize him as an old friend… RANDY ORTON!!!
Cena starts with Swagger and they lock up. Cena gets a quick suplex on Swagger and Randy Orton gets tagged in. Orton stomps away on Swagger's leg as a huge RKO chant starts. Orton drops a knee and starts stalking Swagger, complete with knuckle pushups. Swagger rolls out of the ring as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Swagger has Cena in a waistlock as we see Cena losing to the numbers game during the break. Cena reaches for a tag, but Swagger hits a back suplex for a two count. Swagger runs across the ring and leaps off the second rope with a Vader Bomb for another two count. Batista tagged in and he whips Cena hard to the corner. Batista stands on Cena's hand before dropping him on his head. Kick to the skull gets him a two count, but Cena fights back and runs right into a spinebuster. Batista shakes the ropes and goes for a Batista Bomb, but gets backdropped. Cena is crawling and both sides get the tag. Orton with a series of clotheslines and a scoop slam to Swagger. Orton ducks a clothesline and gets the backbreaker. Batista breaks the pinfall and levels Cena with a spear! Orton gets up and hits an RKO to Batista! And one to Swagger! Orton covers Swagger and gets the three count. Orton and Cena star down as Cena grabs his belt.
Winners: John Cena and Randy Orton
We get one last Heartbreak Moment and it was Wrestlemania 25, the first match with The Undertaker at the greatest show of them.
And here we go, it is time for Shawn Michaels' farewell speech.
Back from commercial and out comes Shawn Michaels for his farewell to the WWE Universe. Before Shawn can speak, The Undertaker's music hits and out he comes to the stage. Taker simply tips his hat to Shawn and walks back to the back. The crowd starts chanting HBK's name. Then they start chanting "please don't go." HBK starts getting emotional.
Shawn says it's going to be tough getting used to not being there every week now. A fan in the crowd is shown crying. A "thank you Shawn" chant breaks out. Shawn thanks the fans. He says for a long time, the fans and the ring was the only thing he had in his life. More fans are shown crying. Shawn says he wants to thank so many people but he's afraid he will forget somebody. He says there's this one guy he has to thank though, Triple H. Shawn says years ago, a lot of people didn't like him but Triple H was always there for him. Shawn thanks Triple H for a real friendship they have shared. Shawn talks about the WWE crew members and announcers. He mentions Jim Ross which gets a big pop. Shawn thanks all of the WWE crew for always making him look better than he actually was. Shawn says there's a crazy redhead kid named Adam in Stamford who makes the WWE video packages. Shawn thanks the guy for making him look like a Superstar. A "one more match" chant breaks out from the crowd.
HBK says a lot of people will be skeptical of him returning but he says he doesn't want to go back on his word to the fans or his word to Undertaker. Some "Whoo" chants break out. Shawn says he wants to honor his word and do everything in his power to make sure he doesn't wrestle another match. Another "thank you Shawn" chant breaks out. Shawn says he has one more guy to thank and that's Bret Hart. Shawn puts over Bret and thanks him for understanding and believing that Shawn was changed and forever honor their friendship. Shawn thanks Bret for giving him that opportunity. Shawn brings up Vince McMahon next and the crowd boo's.
Shawn says there's no way he could ever work for anyone else after working for Vince McMahon. Shawn thanks Vince for everything and for keeping him on course, allowing him to be standing here today. Another chant breaks out for Shawn. Shawn says he has traveled the world and met many people. Shawn goes on and another "HBK" chant breaks out. Shawn thanks Jesus Christ for saving him. He tells his wife and kids that he's coming home. Shawn says this is how they started and this is how it's going to end... The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels has left the building, Shawn says. Shawn waves goodbye as they applaud him. Shawn walks up the ramp touching hands with the fans. Shawn stops at the top of the ramp and waves goodbye again before clapping. His music hits and Triple H comes out and hugs him. Triple H pulls out DX glowsticks and sets them on the stage in the shape of an X. RAW goes off the air with Shawn Michaels walking to the back one final time.
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