WWE VP of Talent Relations and Interim RAW GM John Laurinaitis is introduced. A recap of last weeks events is shown. Laurinaitis introduces himself to the fans in Mexico City. He said that Rey Mysterio was returning tonight... to his doctor in San Diego. He then said that Mexican people had no sense of humor. Laurinaitis said he made a mistake firing Jim Ross last week and introduced him to the crowd. Ross' music hits.
JR heads to the ring and is met by a hug from Laurinaitis. Laurinaitis issues an apology for firing Ross last week and said that after Ross was fired, something happened. They played a clip of Michael Cole singing "Na Na Na Na, goodbye!" Laurinaitis said that he didn't know what Ross' issues were with Michael Cole, but they should be settled tonight on RAW. Tonight's main event will be Michael Cole and WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Jim Ross and John Cena. Michael Cole jumped on the table and egged Ross on. Randy Orton's music hit and we're headed to our first match.
Mark Henry, Cody Rhodes, and Christian vs. Randy Orton, Sheamus, and John Morrison
During the match, Rhodes headed to the back and Orton followed. Christian and Sheamus then brawled outside the ring to the stands, leaving Mark Henry and John Morrison in the ring. It didn't last long, as Henry planted Morrison with the WSS to get the pin for his team.
A promo for Brodus Clay aired.
Backstage, Laurinaitis is on the phone. He is approached by the Bellas, who ask him if they have forgotten how important to the show, to which he replied, "No." Laurinaitis went back to his call, and was approached by Ricardo Rodriguez, but brushed him off. Alberto Del Rio then came in and Laurinaitis got off the phone. Del Rio complained about the main event tonight. Laurinaitis said that the winner of tonight's match will pick the stips for Vengeance this Sunday.
Eve vs. Beth Phoenix for the Divas Championship is announced for this Sunday.
Eve (w/Kelly Kelly) vs. Natalya (w/Beth Phoenix)
Eve pinned Natalya clean.
The Miz vs. CM Punk
Miz and Truth took the mic and said that Punk was jealous because they were able to get Triple H removed as from power. They said that they would get Vengeance this Sunday. Triple H's music hit and he's headed to the ring in a suit. He removes his jacket and stands side-by-side with Punk as we head to commercial.
Back from break and the match is underway. Miz dominated most of the match. At one point Truth interfered and Triple H chased him towards the back. Laurinaitis stopped him before he hit the back and ordered the match to be stopped. He came out with a team of lawyers and said that HHH had an "immigration problem" and needed to leave. After arguing for a bit, Triple H obliged and headed to the back as Truth mocked him. HHH decked Truth and then went to the back as we went to commercial.
Back from break and the match is still underway. Triple H is shown backstage complaining to Laurinaitis about the immigration issues. In the ring, Punk lands the Macho Man flying elbow and calls for the GTS. Truth jumped on the apron, but was quickly knocked down. He went for the GTS, but Miz was able to get out and Miz kicked him into Truth, who was standing on the apron again. Punk then rolled up Miz for the three count.
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