Re-Post: WWE RAW Recap With Tons Of Video
Burn it to the Ground plays and the pyrotechnic show is on. Cole and Lawler welcome us to Raw in Wichita, Kansas.
The Nexus head to the ring and Barrett grabs a microphone. A loud "You suck" chant erupts from the crowd. Barrett says before he introduces Cena he needs to address a few issues
Issue 1: He says the men who attacked Cena last night were Husky Harris and McGillicuddy. He states he did not ask or need their help and those 2 are not members of Nexus.
Issue 2: He chastises Otunga for hatching a plan and bringing the Nexus to the ring possibly costing him the match at Hell in the Cell. They will resolve that internally.
He introduces Cena and John heads to the ring slowly with no salute and no music. Barrett says while he knows Cena is unhappy, he also knows he is a man of his word and will come to realize joining the Nexus is the best thing that has happened to him. Tarver grabs a microphone and begins yelling at Cena. He says he has a gift for Cena and hands him a Nexus armband. John takes it, slowly removes his Cenation wristband and puts on the N. Slater is on the microphone now and he hands Cena a prepared statement that Cena must read to his legion of fans. John grabs the paper and reads; "I, John Cena, hereby acknowledge I am officially a member of Nexus. An enemy of Nexus is an enemy of mine. As for my fans, I hope you stand by me because the fact of the matter is your either Nexus or against us." Barrett says Cena will have his first official Nexus match against Mark Henry and Evan Bourne and John can pick his partner. Cena picks Tarver. Henry and Bourne head to ring.
John Cena and Michael Tarver vs. Mark Henry and Evan Bourne.
Cena and Bourne begin and John shakes Evan's hand much to the chagrin of Tarver. Cena implores Tarver to show him how it is done and tags him in. Tarver takes the early control and we head to break.
We are back and Henry is all over Tarver. Bourne with a double leg drop on Tarver' arm and they are focusing on his arm and shoulder. Big kick to the back by Bourne and Tarver is down in the corner. Tarver goes for a tag and Cena backs off and removes his hand. Choke by Henry followed by a slam and a nice standing moonsault by Bourne and they get the 2 count. Tarver hits a great belly to belly and again tries to tag Cena. This time Cena drops off the ring apron and begins signing autographs. Tarver is incredulous and he turns around into the World's Strongest Slam. It is all over.
Winners: Evan Bourne and Mark Henry.
Cena is smirking and he grabs a microphone. He wants to make his own statement: "I, John Cena, as the newest member of Nexus, plan on doing one thing and that is destroying Nexus from the inside." He then kicks Tarver to the outside. John nails Tarver with a clothesline and them body slams him into the ring steps. The crowd is loud and chants "one more time." Cena obliges and slams him again before rolling him into the ring. Another loud chant, this time for the STF. Ever the babyface, Cena locks it in and Tarver is tapping. We have an email from the GM.