WWE Raw Results (4/18): New #1 Co-Contender, Orton/Punk Mania Rematch
Tonight Monday Night Raw is live from across the pond in London, England. The show opens with R-Truth coming out to some heat from the crowd. JR & Lawler are at commentary along with Cole in his penalty box. Truth is pretty excited about his title opportunity in the triple threat match at Extreme Rules. He says that when he wins, he will be a fighting champion. Morrison comes out to some pop from the crowd. When John gets in the ring, he & Truth give each other some love for a moment, before Morrison says that Truth was lucky in his match last week. Morrison rolls a clip from last week of Truth getting a water break before continuing the Gauntlet match against Cena. They argue about Truth being in shape, and debate about being in good health even though he's a smoker? Really? Morrison mentions the Draft next week and challenges Truth for his spot in the triple threat match. Truth accepts, but he wants either a bottle of water or a cigarette first. Morrison wants the match now, and we're off.
John Morrison vs R-Truth (Compete for R-Truth's spot at Extreme Rules)
The match starts with the two of them locking up and Truth getting two quick pin attempts, before he goes out of the ring & gets a bottle of water from the bell guy at ringside. And we get a commercial break.
Back from break and both Morrison & Truth take each other down with a pair of arm drags. After a couple of near pins from Truth on Morrison, he takes him down with an arm drag into a headlock. Morrison fights out and comes back with a pair of clotheslines, before Truth comes back with a scissors kick to Morrison's head. But Morrison mounts a comeback, ending with a quick flight on Starship Pain, and gets the 1-2-3 on Truth.
Winner: John Morrison (New Co-Number 1 Contender)
Postmatch: Morrison tries to console Truth & celebrates on the turnbuckles. But Truth gets back up and throws Morrison down into the ring, before hitting a running knee to the head of Morrison. As he exits the ring, he gets a lot of heat from the crowd, and kicks Morrison in the head again alongside the barricade. Truth goes back to Morrison, picks him up like he's helping him, and then throws him to the floor & steals Lawlers bottle of water. He then hits Morrison in the head with the plastic bottle of water as the crowd gives him a loud "R Truth Sucks" chant. He picks Morrison up again, and hits him with his finisher. The crowd is really giving him heat here this entire time which seems to be fueling him. The then takes a pack of cigarettes from a fan and has a smoke before going back over to Morrison. He blows smoke over his fallen prey before flicking the cigarette at him and we get a commercial break.
Back from break to the announcement for the Draft next Monday night. They show the replays of Truth's beating on Morrison.
Evan Bourne vs Dolph Ziggler (w/Vickie Guerrero)
Evan Bourne is already in the ring when Vickie comes out to introduce Ziggler, who comes out with a new look sporting a brown hair cut, and I have to say, it is a big improvement. After a lock up, Bourne gets control for a moment before being hit with a standing dropkick from Ziggler. Bourne fights back with a couple of kicks of his own. When he geos upstairs for Air Bourne, he misses as Ziggler rolls out of the way. Bourne lands on his feet though, but Ziggler comes from behind and hits the Zig Zag & gets the 1-2-3.