Yes sir, we promised you a great main event...
John Cena's music hits to open the show and he heads to the ring. Cena brings up The Rock, and the place goes crazy, but says he isn't here tonight. He plugs his tag match with Rock against Awesome Truth at Survivor Series, and talks about Rock returning to RAW next week. Cena says he will face Awesome Truth tonight, and his partner is a future Hall of Famer. Miz and Truth come out to the top of the stage.
Miz brings up that even though Cena beat him last week, he did something Triple H, HBK and countless others couldn't do... pin him at WrestleMania. Miz said that they were embarrassed by Cena last week, and it will never happen again. Truth takes the mic and says that whoever Cena teams up with is "gonna get got." Cena hypes up his partner again, but is cut off before he could reveal his partner, with Miz saying "it doesn't matter who your partner is!" Miz and Truth then enter the ring and stalk Cena and attack Cena. Zack Ryder's music hits and he hits the ring and helps Cena clear the ring of the heels. They do a "Woo woo woo" and Mega Powers handshake as Miz and Truth retreat to the back.
Kevin Nash returning tonight is plugged.
Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero are shown heading to the ring.
Next week's three-hour RAW is plugged.
John Morrison vs. Dolph Ziggler
Really good match. Guerrero jumped on the apron to distract Morrison and Ziggler rolled him up. Morrison reversed the roll up and pinned the US Champion for the three count.
Team Orton vs. Team Barrett is announced for the Survivor Series.
Mason Ryan comes out. It's hard to believe, but he looks even bigger than last week. A hype package is shown featuring Ryan.
Mason Ryan vs. JTG
This match was essentially a showcase of Ryan's power. Ryan dominated JTG the entire match before planting JTG with a full nelson/slam combo to get the win.
A video package is shown of WrestleMania tickets going on sale in Miami over the weekend.
The Bellas are talking backstage. Ryder approaches them and is jazzed to be teaming with Cena, who promises it won't be last time. The Bellas take off and Ryder asks them to sign his Twitter petition and to call him.
Michael Cole says that the Michael Cole Challenge will not be taking place tonight since TSA had to apprehend him because of all the BBQ sauce he had on him. He re-issues the challenge for next week.
Ricardo Rodriguez introduces Alberto Del Rio.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Kofi Kingston
Del Rio defeated Kingston in a short match with the arm-bar.
After the match, Del Rio re-applied the hold, prompting CM Punk to come out to a huge pop. Del Rio says that Punk didn't have the guts to ask him for a title match, and forced him to give him the title shot like a coward. Del Rio called Punk and the crowd "pathetic and ugly," and no one cared about them or Punk. Loud "CM Punk" chants.
Punk takes the mic and says that he didn't know that he had to get in line and properly ask for a title shot. He then noted that Del Rio became champ by cashing in MITB after Kevin Nash powerbombed him at SummerSlam, and then was beaten by Del Rio after being hit in the head with a lead pipe at Hell In A Cell. Del Rio said that Punk needs to treat him with respect since he's WWE Champion. Punk said he is champion, but he is also one dimensional and fans fast-forward Del Rio on their DVR when he's on. Punk said that not only is he going to beat Del Rio at Survivor Series, but he's going to make the WWE Championship interesting again. Del Rio said that he's champion, so he's best in the world and asks Punk to cancel the match at Survivor Series. Punk sarcastically thinks about it, and responds with an emphatic "No!" Del Rio attacks Punk and beats him down. Del Rio goes for the arm-bar, but Punk gets out and goes for the Anaconda vice, but Rodriguez intervenes. Del Rio runs off, and Rodriguez gets nailed with a GTS to end the segment.
A recap of the Muppets on RAW last week is shown.
Jack Swagger vs. Santino Marella
Swagger defeated Marella clean with the ankle lock.
Kelly Kelly is shown backstage heading to the ring.
Jerry Lawler is in the ring and introduces Kelly Kelly, and notes that she will be on the cover of Maxim magazine, which is out next week. Kelly takes the mic and talks about how she's grown up with WWE and that despite her ups and downs in the company, she always strived to be the best. She is interrupted by Beth Phoenix and Natalya, who are mocking Kelly's speech and compare her to a Barbie doll. They enter the ring, and Kelly said that he wouldn't interrupt them if they were on the cover of National Geographic. They brush the insult off and say that a WWE Diva needs to be more than a pretty face and they threaten Kelly, asking her to cry. Alicia Fox and Eve quickly come in, and Phoenix and Natalya retreat. Kelly's Maxim cover is then revealed, and she is congratulated by Kelly and Fox.
Kevin Nash's return is up next.
John Laurinaitis comes out and introduces his newest Superstar signing, at the behest of Triple H, Kevin Nash. Nash says he doesn't owe anyone an explanation. He said he should have buried Triple H in 1995, but Shawn Michaels stopped him and he let HHH into their "clique." Nash said that HHH won him over, and that they had a real friendship. He noted that he got the biggest pop at the Rumble earlier this year and asked Triple H to put the band back together, but he didn't get a response. He said he was betrayed, and he wouldn't be anything without Nash. Nash said that Triple H is still the measuring stick around here, and scoffs at being offered a Legends contract, saying that he could be world champion on any given night. He said it felt good to hit him with the sledgehammer, and that as far as he's concerned, "that's how you play the game."
Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler say that HHH won't be back "for at least a month."
A promo aired hyping Brodus Clay.
Laurinaitis is talking to Otunga backstage. Otunga asks him if Brodus Clay was supposed to debut tonight. Laurinaitis said Brodus is special, and the fans in Liverpool don't deserve to see him.
Punk approaches them, and implies that Laurinaitis tried to get him to cancel his match at Survivor Series. Otunga smirks, and Punk asks him if he has a problem. Otunga says that the WWE Champion shouldn't be someone that looks like they work at a gas station, and Punk beats him down. Del Rio then ambushes Punk and beats him down backstage.
The Miz and R-Truth defeated John Cena and Zack Ryder after Miz pinned Cena when Truth held Cena's legs down outside of the ring. Cena smiled in the ring as Miz and Truth went to the back.