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A recap of last week's no confidence vote is shown.
There are no announcers at the booth.
Triple H is shown backstage heading to the ring as the crowd chants "Triple H." Triple H's music hits and he heads to the ring. Triple H says he was bewildered coming in to the arena and seeing the crew and talent walking out. He says that they didn't walk out on him, but rather on the fans. Triple H rips the talent for RAW getting too hard for them. He noted that the stars in the rally have their gear, but refuse to perform for the fans unless he stands down. He says that they will all come back if he is no longer running Monday Night RAW, and asks the fans what he should do. He asks if he should walk away or quit, and the crowd yells, "NO!" He says he's not a quitter, and he will not be coerced or blackmailed, and he will not quit! He says that everyone in the parking lot can kiss his ass, and that he'll wrestle a broomstick for two hours and he will give Monday Night RAW to the fans. He also said that a broomstick can give him a better match than a lot of the guys in the parking lot. The burial of the roster continues. John Cena's music hits.
Cena comes out to a chorus of boos and says that there is a reason he didn't come out for the vote last week and has kept quiet. He says that everyone in the parking lot has contacted him personally to join them, while HHH hasn't even sent him a text asking him to stay. Cena noted that he's worked for Vince and Eric Bischoff, Vickie Guerrero, all the guest hosts, Mike Adamle and an anonymous RAW GM, and that Triple H is his boss and he's staying. He said he's staying because he loves the chaos and the unsafe workplace and that he's staying on Monday Night RAW. Sheamus' music hits.
Sheamus enters the ring and takes a mic. He talks about how he took HHH out to make a name for himself, and Triple H never sued him and actually gave him the biggest ass kicking of his entire life. Sheamus said the result would be different today, but he's got a lot of respect for him for doing it. He said that he didn't travel thousands of miles to sit in the parking lot with all "those losers" and he's here to be a part of Monday Night RAW! CM Punk's music hits.
Punk comes out to a mixed reaction. He says that this is all his fault since he's been at the epicenter of all the controversy. Punk says that everyone in the parking lot misunderstood him, and he never breached his contract. He said that if anyone has a reason to be upset, it's him. He said that he deals with his problems personally. He said that this is professional wrestling, not ballet, and he's here. He asks, "what do we do now?" Triple H said that we do what we do, and that's "shut up and fight!" Triple H says that Sheamus will face John Cena next and he'll referee, and he offers Punk the chance to do commentary and say anything he feels like. Punk accepts, and wears Triple H's blazer. Triple H also asks Punk if he'll ring the bell and get "double pay," and Punk agrees.
Punk rings the bell and we're off.
John Cena vs. CM Punk with Triple H as referee
During the match, Vince McMahon's music hits and he enters the ring. McMahon apologizes for interrupting the match, but wants a word with Triple H and asks Cena, Sheamus and Punk to go to the back and thanks them for standing up for what they believe in. McMahon said the people outside Wall Street are standing up for what they believe in, as are the people in the parking lot and is Triple H. Vince said that he likes what HHH has been doing, but unfortunately, the 55+ outside in the parking lot do not. Vince said the Board of Directors sympathizes with the protesters and they are concerned that the walk out will spiral out of control, and can lead to no live events, ppv or WrestleMania. The Board is concerned that the result could be a financial catastrophe, and that Triple H's services for running Raw are no longer required. Vince said that no member of the McMahon family is going to run RAW, but the Board is looking for someone who is permanent and unbiasedto be GM. Until they find that individual, they have named an interim GM, and it's John Laurinaitis. I was almost expecting Mick Foley.
Laurinaitis comes out on stage and has a staredown with HHH as we head to commercial.
Backstage, Laurinaitis is welcoming the talent back. Morrison says that Laurinaitis absolutely sucks. Laurinaitis tells him that he'll get him a match later. Laurinaitis then welcomes Christian and tells him that he'll wrestle Morrison later tonight. Christian is ecstatic that Laurinaitis is GM, and says he should be permanent GM, not interim.
Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole head to the announce booth.
John Morrison vs. Christian
After the match, the heels all hit their finishers on Morrison. Christian, Dolph Ziggler, Cody Rhodes and Jack Swagger all celebrated in the ring over the fallen Morrison.
Mark Henry's music hits and he heads to the ring as we go to commercial.
Backstage Laurinaitis is on the phone, and is gloating on the phone. Triple H approaches him backstage. Laurinaitis said that he had nothing to do with this, and it was the Board that made the decision, but that he loves the WWE. Triple H asked him if he ever tried to pick up his teeth with a bunch of broken fingers and walked off.
Mark Henry is in the ring and cuts a promo about how he's the most dominant champion of all time, and that he doesn't fear anyone. He says he'll face anyone as long as they're the number one contender, and the Big Show is not. The replay Big Show's return on SmackDown and his chokeslam of Henry through a table.
Henry says that he took all of that punishment from Show and he's still here, and that vengeance is his at Vengeance. Randy Orton over the mic says that he's wrong, and that "vengeance is mine." Randy Orton's music hits and he heads to the ring.
Randy Orton vs. Mark Henry
Rhodes interfered and Henry got Orton up for the World's Strongest Slam. Orton slipped out and nailed Henry with an RKO. Orton went for the cover, but Rhodes hit the ring to break up the count and get Henry DQ'd.
After the match, Rhodes beat up Orton, but Orton was able to turn the tide and deliver a beating to Rhodes. Henry recovered and planted Orton with two World's Strongest Slams and left. Rhodes re-entered the ring, got Orton up and hit Cross Rhodes. He had an attendant run to the ring with a paper bag, which Rhodes put on Orton's head. Rhodes then took the mic, who said that if you cut the head off of a viper, then all the venom goes with it. Rhodes asks Orton if he'd like a receipt with his paper bag, and then laughs hysterically before leaving the ring.
Del Rio vs. Punk is hyped for later tonight.
Kelly Kelly going ape sh-t last week is shown.
Kelly Kelly and Eve vs. Tamina and Rosa Mendes
Lots of botches spots when it was Rosa vs. Kelly. Match was better once Tamina tagged in. The story of the match was the Kelly was the most aggressive she's ever been. Eve hit Tamina with a moonsault and got the pin to win the match for her team. Beth Phoenix and Natalya are looking on backstage, unimpressed.
John Laurinaitis heads to the ring and the divas exit. Laurinaitis takes the mic and asks for a little respect and wants the crowd to bear with him because he's nervous. He said that at Vengeance, Alberto Del Rio will defend the title against John Cena. Laurinaitis said that he's ethical and has balls, and asks Jim Ross to enter the ring. Uh oh, they're in Oklahoma, time for the mandatory JR humiliation. Laurinaitis said that last week JR walked out on Triple H and the fans, and that makes him a "redneck Oklahoma ingrate." He then proceeds to fire JR. He was only back for what, five weeks? JR must hate when RAW goes to Oklahoma. JR shakes Lawler's hand and heads to the back.
Back from commercial and Mason Ryan is heading to the ring. Air Boom is out next, with new and improved music.
Mason Ryan and Air Boom vs. Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger and David Otunga
The end of the match saw Swagger plant Bourne with a power bomb. Ryan knocked him out of the ring and then hit Ziggler with a sidewalk slam to get the win for his team.
Another promo for Brodus Clay airs.
The trailer for John Cena's new movie The Reunion aired.
Ricardo Rodriguez introduces Alberto Del Rio and his match with Punk is up next.
Alberto Del Rio vs. CM Punk
After the match is underway for a couple of minutes, John Laurinaitis comes out and stops the bout. He says the match is now a tag match with Del Rio and Punk against two men he re-instated... The Miz and R-Truth!
Miz and Truth come out and Miz explains that "we're back!" They sing as they head to the ring and we head to yet another commercial.
Alberto Del Rio and CM Punk vs. The Miz and R-Truth
Match had a crap ending with Truth and Miz double teaming Punk after he had planted Miz with a "Randy Savage" elbow, prompting a DQ. Truth got in the ring and the two proceeded to double team Punk. It was short-lived, as Triple H ran in and beat the heels down. Punk recovered, and Punk and Triple H beat the holy hell out of Miz and Truth. Punk set up a table, but Truth high-tailed it through the crowd and Miz ran off as well. Triple H and Punk celebrated in the ring.
Backstage, David Otunga credits Laurinaitis for re-instating Miz and Truth. Laurinaitis said that he's going to make another great decision and ask the Board to have HHH and Punk team up to face Truth and Miz at Vengeance. The show then went off the air.
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