Vince starts making fun of R-Truth's first name being "R", and told Truth to visit him during his office hours. The Miz's music hits. "Really? Really?" Miz said that if it weren't for Alex Riley, he would still be WWE Champion. He asked for one last championship match. Riley's music then hits to a nice pop and he headed to the ring.
Riley told Miz that the only thing he deserved was a third straight beatdown. John Cena's music then hit. Cena gets in the ring and takes the mic. Cena told Miz that he made him say "I Quit" several times. He told Riley that he didn't like him, but commended him for beating up the Miz. Cena then questions Truth's mental state. Cena tells Truth that he got what he wanted, a title shot against him. The RAW GM chimes in.
Cole starts to read the email, but Vince tells Cole to shut up and that he's "got this one." He makes Truth and Miz vs. Cena and Riley for tonight, with Steve Austin as special ref.
We cut to our first commercial.
Santino Marella (w/ Koslov) vs. Michael McGillicutty (w/ David Otunga)
Santino took the early advantage and was even channeling The Ultimate Warrior, shaking the ropes and signaling for a press slam. Otunga pulled McGillicutty outside of the ring, only to be plowed down by Koslov. McGillicutty got back in the ring and was hit by a cobra moments later, earning Santino the clean victory.
Santino Marella pinned Michael McGillicutty.
Kelly Kelly's music hits and her and Beth Phoenix make their way to the ring. We go to another commercial.
Kelly Kelly and Beth Phoenix defeated The Bella Twins with Phoenix scoring the win. We go to commercial.
Booker T and Trish Stratus are backstage and Booker is teaching Trish how to do the spinaroonie. Jack Swagger interrupted and said that if he was a trainer, that all the contestants would be winners. Swagger then challenged Booker "if you've still got it." "He didn't say that..." Booker then went on to accept Swagger's challenge.
Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk
Mysterio dominated the early part of the match while Mason Ryan teased interference at ringside. The two went back and forth. The finish of the match saw Mysterio go for a 619, Ryan got on the apron but Mysterio kicked him off and hit a DDT. Mysterio then nailed Punk with a splash from top rope and got the clean pin.
Rey Mysterio pinned CM Punk.
A "Capitol Punishment" promo aired featuring R-Truth..
Alex Riley is talking to John Cena in the back and reminds Riley that he's cost him the title on many occasions. We're off to another commercial.
A promo for next week's three-hour RAW aired, entitled "All-Star Night."
Alberto Del Rio's music hits and he comes out his car with mic in tow. Del Rio said that he's been slandered by the WWE Universe for hitting Big Show with his car, and they replayed the accident footage again. Del Rio maintained that it was an accident and said that he wants Show to come out so that he can apologize. Show doesn't come out and Del Rio says that he knows Show is probably scared, but his car is all the way at the ramp. Show's music hits and Ricardo Rodriguez came out dressed like Show with a big stuffed belly and on crutches. Del Rio asked if the crutches were too much, and "Show" growled while signaling for the choke slam. Del Rio asked if this way his way of getting out of paying for damages. He tells "Show" that he got what he deserved and that "bad things happen to bad people." He then tells him to go home and never "disrespect me again." He then warns Show to not make him his enemy because he will get hurt, and once again said that "bad things happen to bad people."
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