WWE RAW Recap (10-11) - CM Punk, Cena Takes On Miz, Raw Team Revealed
Cole welcomes us to Seattle, Washington for Raw.
Cena's music hits and he runs to the ring as a chorus of boos and cheers reign down from the crowd. Cole explains Cena's dilemma of having to do Wade Barrett's bidding or be fired. The boos and cheers go back and forth as Cena grabs a microphone. Cena thanks the crowd for their support and belief in him. He acknowledges the crowd from last week chanting "never give up" and he says he has never given up before and will not start now. Wrestling is what he lives for and the fact is that he is stuck between a rock and a hard place right now. He warns Cenation that he may be forced to do things that are uncharacteristic but he will…
AWESOME!!!! The Miz is out and we learn from his man crush Cole that today is the Miz's birthday. Miz explains to Cena that he is the captain of Team Raw and he will pick the best team regardless of personal feelings. To this end, he offers Cena a spot on the team. John thinks it is a good idea except for one thing; Cena should be captain of the team. As Miz begins to argue, The Nexus music hits.
Wade Barrett is out and he tells the men that he only cares about one thing, winning the title from Orton. He needs Cena's full attention in his corner that night so he can win the title. Cena says he can do both, but Barrett is having none of it and accuses Cena of disobeying him, which would get Cena fired. Riley jumps in and tells Cena he needs to listen to Barrett, but none of this matters because the Miz could cash in his Money in the Bank at Bragging Rights making this whole conversation irrelevant. The Miz, while not happy about the surprise being ruined, agrees with Riley.
We have an email from the GM. Cole gets up and I Quote: "Barrett, Cena may answer to you, but all of Raw answers to me. Tonight we will have a series of matches to determine Team Raw. In the main event, Cena will face Miz to see who will captain the team." Miz says he will beat Cena and then possibly cash in his Money in the Bank and there is nothing Barrett can do about it. Barrett knocks Miz down and goes for more. Riley jumps in and they beat down Barrett. Cena makes the save and Riley gets an Attitude Adjustment. Barrett is livid at Cena for the late save and he is reading him the riot act as we head to break.
Maryse and Ted are in the ring. We get a recap of the altercation with Goldust last week. R-Truth heads to the ring and the winner will represent Raw at Bragging Rights.
Match 1: R-Truth versus Ted DiBiase.
Truth does a spilt and turns it into a heel kick and gets a two. Huge clothesline by Ted and he begins to pummel Truth. Truth tries to fight back but receives a back breaker for his trouble. Ted runs for the turnbuckle and eats a boot, followed by a big slam. Face first suplex by Truth and he gets a 2. Huge spine buster by Ted and he gets a 2. Nice back and forth match with both competitors hitting some nice moves. DiBiase is looking for Dream Street and Goldusts' music hits. Ted is distracted and Truth rolls him up for 2. He then hits the Lie Detector and he pins DiBiase.
Your winner by pinfall is R-Truth. Not a bad match, but this Goldust angle is odd. I honestly don't get his push. We head to a commercial break.
Match 2: John Morrison versus Tyson Kidd.
Cole explains this was to be a triple threat match with D.H. Smith involved but Smith is nowhere to be found. Kidd avoids a big move by Morrison, hits a kick and he is in control. Morrison takes control and hits a great flying kick. Morrison goes for a move from the second rope and Kidd hits a Russian Leg Sweep. Kidd is going for Sharpshooter, he gets is, but Morrison kicks him out of the ring. We get a series of roll ups and each competitor gets some near falls. Morrison grabs Kidd and hits an awesome reverse neck slam. Great move and he gets the three count.