Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, July 19th, 2010 (USA Network)
Location: The AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas
Results by 411 Mania
"Yes, sir, we promised you a great main eventů"
-We start things off with a recap of last weeks happenings between Cena and Nexus.
-And we're kicking things off with Cena himself. Cena says everything is bigger in Texas. What does that have to do with anything? Cena says a few weeks ago the Nexus destroyed everything in their path. No one was safe. They did this for reasons only known to them. If Nexus wanted you hurt, they made sure you got hurt, until last Monday. Finally the Raw superstars said they had had enough. Friends, enemies, it didn't matter because they had one common goal. They face Nexus at Summerslam and will end Nexus. They've been running Raw because people think they're invincible. They'll beat them at Summerslam and prove that they aren't. With power comes influence, and the more influence they get, they'll take over this show. And if they do then that could be the end of Monday Night Raw. Cena isn't really Superman (say what?). Jericho and Edge aren't Batman and Robin. They don't have to be the Justice League. Everyone on the team was chosen for a reason. BREAK THE WALLS DOWN!!
Jericho makes his way to the ring. Cena says Jericho is on the Summerslam team. Jericho says he was counting the minutes until what he knew eventually he would say, "my" team. John Cena's team. All week long people have been telling Chris that they're so excited he's on Cena's team and has changed his ways. Jericho wants to make one thing clear. He did not get involved in this to be a part of Cena's team or to bask in the glory of a hero or to shamelessly pander to a group of parasites. He got into this due to his problems with Nexus, and Wade Barrett. He knows Barrett and Nexus better than Cena, thus making him more qualified. Cena says the team is sold to Chris Jericho. Do whatever you want. The Liontamers, the Fozzyathon. Cena doesn't care, he just wants to beat Nexus. Chris tells him not to patronize him. This team lives or dies on Chris's whims. Cena just knocked the mic out of Jericho's hand. s--t is on son. Jericho looks dumbfounded. Cena says that it aint about Chris, it's not about him (Cena), it's about this damn business. Nexus has taken over this company. They've gotten to whatever they want. They love the business. That's why they're doing this. Do you understand what I'm (Cena) saying to you right now? They have to co-exist. Yes, he knows Barrett better than anyone. Jericho is essential to this team. Jericho says not to knock the mic out of his hand again. Second of all, he knows how essential he is to the team. He knows that the only chance they have of beating Nexus is if they have the best in the world fighting beside them. He sees the big picture. Nexus isn't the only threat to the company. The threats name is John Cena. Cena is more like Nexus than he thinks. He walks around interrupting people, saying what he wants to say, the only difference is that he does it with the support of these drones. At Summerslam, as soon as the threat of Nexus has been abolished, he's going to look to the other threat, Cena. Even if he has to do it by himself. He's gonna do it, do you understand? Cena tells him to take his best shot. And we've got an email. "The match at Summerslam will now be an elimination match. The team that eliminates all the members of the opposing team first will be the winners. In a preview of Summerslam, the Nexus will face 7 Raw superstars in an elimination match tonight. Tonight we'll see how John and Chris function as a team against opponents of his choosing. And if you're not down with that, I've got two words for you."
-And here comes the Celtic Warrior, the WWE Champion, Sheamus. He's out to join King and Coleslaw on commentary.
Wow, this is a random match. Headlock by Orton. Jey pushes him off but gets hit with a shoulderblock. Orton stares down Sheamus before going back to work down Jey. Slingshot by Orton, launching Jey throat first into the bottom rope. Jey hangs Orton up on the top rope. Stomps by Jey now, and a running diving headbutt follows. Pin but only two. Orton fights out of a submission. Both guys trade shots now, with Orton getting the upper hand. Clothesline by Orton, and another. Vintage scoop slam. Orton knocks Jimmy off the apron. Jey gets planted with that rope hung DDT. You know what time it is. R! K! O!! Forget about it.
Winner: Randy Orton
Jimmy attacks Orton from behind. Orton starts to fight back. Orton ducks the Brogue Kick from Sheamus, and Sheamus accidentally nails Jimmy. RKO TO SHEAMUS! Here comes The Miz! He's got a ref and he's cashing in!
Match 2: The Miz vs Sheamus - WWE Championship
Orton nails Miz with an RKO! Orton poses to the crowd.
-Edge is in the back. He says he can't wait until Summerslam to get his revenge, but he wishes you (Ted Dibiase) was on his team instead of Khali. The Great Khali? Seriously? He's clumsy, uncoordinated and unbright. Maryse says they can't understand him when he talks. Dibiase says when he beats Morrison tonight, Cena will open his eyes and see that he deserves to be on his team. Edge says good, otherwise he'll have to take out Khali himself. Edge walks off. We see Rajin Singh talking to some guy and walks off. Kind of random, but whatever.
-Miz is in the ring arguing with Sheamus. Cole's got an email. Hes received another manager from the email. He's found the team to challenge Jericho and Cena tonight. It will be a team of champions. The U.S. Champ The Miz, and the WWE Champion Sheamus. Miz and Sheamus continue arguing.
-Summerslam Recall: 1988, Honky Tonk Man putting his belt on the line against the Ultimate Warrior.
-Edge is on his phone in the back. Khali comes into his locker room and starts shouting. Singh said he heard what Edge said and he told Khali. Edge says he never said those things and that he has respect for Khali. Khali says some stuff. Singh says that Khali said Edge is a nincompoop, and Khali has challenged Edge to a match right now. Edge says if he wins, Khali is off the team.
Match 2: The Great Khali (w/ Rajin Singh) vs Edge
During the commercial, Jerry Lawler has headed to the back of the locker room as he'll be part of the 7 on 7 elimination match later tonight. You know what that means. Michael Cole is flying solo. Oh joy.
Edge avoids Khali in the corner and gets a right hand in, but Khali no sells it. Khali throws Edge into the corner and hits him with a chop. Edge starts fighting back, but gets planted with a short arm clothesline. Edge avoids a leg drop. And here comes the Nexus. Edge bails out through the crowd. Nexus surrounds the ring as Khali stands alone. They all enter the ring. Where's the rest of the Raw roster? They allow Khali to leave though. Khali walks off. Cole says he has no idea what's going on.
Winner: Uh, no contest, I guess
Match 3: The Nexus vs Mark Henry, Evan Bourne, Goldust, Yoshi Tatsu, Jerry Lawler and Unified Tag Team Champions The Hart Dynasty (w/ Natalya) - Elimination Tag Team match
Tarver and Yoshi start things off. Tie up to start, and Tarver pushes Yoshi in the corner. Chops by Yoshi. WOO!!! Kicks by Yoshi. Yoshi gets a boot up in the corner. Modified powerslam by Tarver. Bye Yoshi.
Eliminated: Yoshi Tatsu by Michael Tarver
Evan Bourne's in. Here comes Justin Gabriel. Bourne ducks a shot and backdrops Gabriel. Here comes Lawler. Right hands by The King. Dropkick connects. Tremendous. King goes to the second rope. Diving fist drop. Pin but only two. Nexus pulls Gabriel to the outside. Cole tells us Team Raw is on a 7 to 6 roll. What kind of roll is that? We're heading to commercial.
We're back, and Tyson has Slater in a sleeper. During the commercial Slater eliminated Lawler with a Zig Zag. Slater's fighting back, but to no avail. Stomps in the corner by Tyson. Here comes David. Delayed vertical suplex. Pin but only two. Sidewalk slam into a backbreaker by David. Legdrop follows. Right hands by Smith. Boot in the corner by Slater, and he goes to the second rope, but David cuts him off. Powerslam countered with another Zig Zag.
Eliminated: David Hart Smith by Heath Slater
Here comes Goldust. Clothesline by Goldust. Reverse atomic drop followed with a right hand. Slater comes back and here comes David Otunga. Backdrop countered with an uppercut by Goldust. Darren Young trips the leg of Goldust. The Verdict by Otunga. Forget about it.
Eliminated: Goldust by David Otunga
Here comes Mark Henry. Military press by Henry. Slater gets the tag but runs right into a clothesline. Hiptoss by Henry. Here comes Darren Young, but he too runs into a clothesline. Big boot by Henry. Here comes Sheffield. Sheffield with the clubbing blows. Henry counters a clothesline into a slam. And another slam by Henry. Henry throws Gabriel into the ring. Splash in the corner to Gabriel. Henry turns around and gets planted with a clothesline.
Eliminated: Mark Henry by Skip Sheffield
Bourne and Tyson are talking in the corner. Both guys avoids Sheffield. Tyson springboards into the ring but gets planted with a clothesline. Darren Young gets the tag. Full nelson/twisting flapjack combo.
Eliminated: Tyson Kidd by Darren Young
Bourne's the last guy left. Barrett gets the tag. Jumping knee by Bourne. Bourne's taking it to Nexus. Someone hung Bourne up on the top rope. The Wasteland by Barrett. Forget about it.
Eliminated: Evan Bourne by Wade Barrett
Winners: The Nexus (This was alright. Nothing special, but it did what it needed to do in order to put over Nexus)
Post match sees Sheffield plant Bourne with a clothesline. The Verdict by Otunga. Gabriel goes to the top. 450! Barrett grabs a mic. He says we just witnessed an act of total domination. The Nexus has always been 100% behind to common purpose. Cena's team, or Jericho's team, the cracks are already starting to show due to their egos and agendas. Loud "You Suck" chant. Barrett assures us, come Summerslam, those cracks are going to destroy the very foundation of that team. Sheffield says Cena has a team of wrestlers without a singular focus. No member of their team is willing to sacrifice themselves for the benefit of the group. What you are looking at is the Nexus, and they are unbreakable. Tarver says Summerslam will be no different from what they did tonight. They will eliminate each member of the opposing team until there is one member left, and they hope its Cena, so they can treat him like a piece of meat. They will sink their teeth into him and rip his flesh apart. They will pounce, and when they do, they will put him out of his misery.
-Miz is in the back. Sheamus shows up and Miz gets in his face. Sheamus says it's been two weeks in a row Miz has tried to cash in. It's never gonna happen, he's dreaming, there's no chance in the world Miz can beat him. Miz says he can. Sheamus tells him to name a time and place. Miz says tonight, how about immediately after they face Cena and Jericho. Miz will throw Sheamus back in the ring as Cena hits Sheamus with an AA and Jericho puts him in the Walls. When Sheamus says he can't take it anymore fella, Miz will hit a Skull Crushing Finale, and become the new WWE Champion. Sheamus says if he keeps pushing him, he'll regret it. Sheamus knocks the briefcase out of Miz's hands and walks off.
Kick by Alicia, and she throws Brie into the corner. Shoulder block by Alicia. Hard irish whip into the other corners, and she starts stomping Brie in the corner. Jillian runs down. Roll up by Brie but only two. Kick by Alicia, and she hits the Axe Kick. Pin and that's all.
Winner: Alicia Fox (This match was kind of like taking a huge dump. You really don't want to and you know it's going to be painful, but you're gonna have to get it out of the way one way or another)
Jillian grabs a mic. Oh god. She says the twins finally got what they deserved. She's going to sing now. She starts singing "We Are the Champions". Axe Kick by Alicia.
-R-Truth is here. San Antonio! WAZZUPP!! R-Truth's gonna be joining King and Coleslaw on commentary.
Match 5: Million Dollar Champion Ted Dibiase (w/ Maryse) vs John Morrison
And once again, Maryse is looking damn fine. Truth says he's out here to support John Morrison. Morrison's starting to grow some facial hair, which probably means he's going to be turning heel soon. Tie up to start, and Dibiase pushes John into the corner. Maryse distracts John and Ted goes on the attack. Pin but only one. Ted starts grinding his forearm into Morrison's face. Pin but only two. Chinlock by Ted is applied. Morrison tries to fight out, but Ted keeps the advantage. Right hands by Morrison. Clothesline connects. Jumping high kick by Morrison follows. Boot in the corner by Ted, but Morrison kills him with a gamengiri. Starship Pain coming up. Maryse distracts Morrison. Roll up by Ted and he gets his feet on the ropes, but Truth pushes them off. Drop toe hold by Ted sends Morrison into Truth. Pin and that's all.
Winner: Ted Dibiase (This was pretty short and mainly used to put over the angle. It still wasn't bad though, just alright)
Morrison and Truth are arguing. Morrison walks off pissed. They continue arguing on the ramp as Cena watches on a TV in the back.
-Jet's "Rip It Up" is the official theme of Summerslam.
-We get a recap of the Cena/Nexus stuff.
-Josh Matthews is in the back with Randy Orton. Orton says if he was paying attention that before he RKO'd Miz, he RKO'd Sheamus. The question of who would be champion walking into Summerslam doesn't matter, because they're going to end up getting an RKO.
Match 6: United States Champion and Mr. Money in the Bank The Miz and WWE Champion Sheamus vs Chris Jericho and John Cena
Miz goes for a cheap shot on Cena, but Cena ducks and takes control. Bulldog by Cena. Miz bails out. Miz gets back in and tags in Sheamus. Tie up, and Sheamus locks in a headlock. Cena rolls through and locks in a headlock. Shoulder block by Cena. Cena pushes Sheamus into the corner and Jericho gets the tag. Forearms by Jericho. Sheamus counters into shots of his own. Dropkick by Jericho off the irish whip. Choking in the corner by Jericho. Sheamus starts to fight back. Jericho stops short and low bridges Sheamus over the top. Miz starts yelling at Sheamus as we head to commercial.
We're back and Sheamus kills Cena with a clothesline. Miz gets the tag and starts working down Cena. Fisherman's suplex by Cena. Pin but only two. Jericho gets the tag. Knee lift by Jericho. Roll up by Jericho into a Walls attempt, but Sheamus goes after him. Miz ducks a clothesline and hits him with a springboard dropkick. Boot by Miz takes Jericho down. Sheamus gets the tag. Miz is choking Jericho in the corner. Clothesline by Sheamus takes down Y2J. Pin but only two. Crossface chickenwing locked in by Sheamus. Jericho fights out but gets planted with the Irish Curse. Pin but only two. Jericho's fighting back, but to no avail. Miz gets the tag and starts stomping down Jericho. Miz is choking Jericho in the ropes. Running guillotine attack follows. Pin but Jericho grabs the ropes. Kick by Jericho, and another. Jericho goes to the second rope and hits a missile dropkick. Sheamus gets the tag and takes out Jericho. Modified camel clutch locked in by Sheamus. Jericho gets back to his feet and fights out. Tag to Miz and he works down Jericho in the corner. Miz goes for the clothesline in the corner, but Jericho avoids it. Sheamus gets the tag, but so does Cena. Shoulderblock. And another. Vintage slam. You Can't See Me! Five Knuckle Shuffle. Miz distracts the ref. Jericho nails Cena with a Codebreaker. Miz tags himself in and covers Cena for the win.
Winners: The Miz and Sheamus (Good main event here, and it's nice to see things freshened up with Miz thrown into the mix)
Jericho gets in the ring as Cena's writhing in pain on the mat. Walls of Jericho locked in. ASK HIM!!! Cena counters out into the STF. Jericho's tapping out. Khali gets into the ring and rolls Cena off. He starts talking to Cena. Edge Spear's Khali out of nowhere. Cena and Edge start arguing. Morrison and Truth run in. Everyone's pushing each other around. Khali chops Morrison. Apparently the Spear has no affect on him. Everyone keeps arguing as we fade out.
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