It's A New Dawn in WWE
Written: October 5, 2009
WILKES BARRE, Pa.
— Just one night removed from the hellacious event of WWE’s Hell in a Cell Pay-Per-View event, many couldn’t believe anything could compare. That is, until RAW emanated live with a major announcement scheduled from WWE Chairman, Mr. McMahon.
Mr. McMahon’s Shocking Announcement
Opening the show, the WWE Chairman, Mr. McMahon himself, made a surprise appearance on RAW to deliver a blockbuster declaration. “It’s time to shake things up again!” McMahon enthused before announcing that not only have all the rosters been redrafted, but all Champions have been stripped of their Titles as well.
Mr. McMahon also announced that the Extreme Championship Wrestling brand had held its final show, and in its place, a New Breed of Sports Entertainment would rise from the ashes. Mr. McMahon then introduced Shane McMahon, the new General Manager of New Breed Wrestling. Shane announced the reason he created the brand was to give the superstars of tomorrow their chance to shine on a show created specifically for them!
With ECW now once again defunct, where did that leave Miss Tiffany Terrell, the former General Manager of that brand? Mr. McMahon invited her to the ring and announced that due to her exemplary work on ECW, she’d been named the new General Manager of SmackDown, replacing Theodore Long who’d been on probation of a number of weeks. Tiffany thanked Mr. McMahon and the WWE Universe for the opportunity and promised to make SmackDown the number one brand in WWE.
Finally, Mr. McMahon took the time to address WWE’s Flagship program, Monday Night RAW. He stated that while former RAW Owner Donald Trump’s idea of having a guest host each week had been innovative, the concept was no more and a new General Manager of RAW had been named. A second later, the music of Vince’s second child, Stephanie McMahon, was heard and the Billion Dollar Princess joined her father, brother, and Tiffany in the ring.
Stephanie thanked her father and warned the General Managers of SmackDown and New Breed Wrestling that RAW is and always will be WWE’s number one brand. Mr. McMahon then announced that in three weeks time, WWE would hold its first ever New Dawn Pay-Per-View to mark this new Era in WWE.
Mark Henry & MVP def. Ezekiel Jackson & Vladimir Kozlov
In the opening contest, the newly formed team of Mark Henry and Montel Vontavious Porter tested their skills against the formidable duo of Ezekiel Jackson and Vladimir Kozlov. With the Unified Tag Team Championships vacated by Mr. McMahon at the beginning of the broadcast, both teams were eager to impress and prove they were worth of the first opportunity to become the new Champions. And after a devastating World’s Strongest Slam to Jackson, the team of Henry and MVP moved one step closer to reaching that goal.
Mr. Kennedy.........KENNEDY Returns!
Apparently, the recently conducted WWE Draft didn’t exclude former superstars, as tonight marked the return of the outspoken wrestler from Green Bay. Met with a rousing welcome back, Mr. Kennedy addressed the WWE Universe until he was interrupted by Jack Swagger. The All-American American stated that RAW was his show and not Kennedy or anyone else would stand in his way of becoming the new WWE Intercontinental Champion.
The Brian Kendrick def. Primo Colón
A second former Superstar returned to the ring in a match with Primo Colón. Kendrick proved to be at the top of his game, making quick work of the WWE Rookie.
Mickie James & Gail Kim def. Beth Phoenix & Jillian Hall
The RAW Divas saw action next in a tag team contest. Beth Phoenix continued to be a dominant force, however, her failure to co-exist with tag partner Jillian proved to be her team’s downfall. Mickie and Gail operated as a cohesive unit, allowing Gail to pick up the victory over Phoenix.
In the Diva’s Locker Room after the match, Natalya Neidhart “congratulated” Beth Phoenix on her loss. The second generation Diva then implied The Glamazon’s reign as RAW’s dominant Diva had come to a conclusion.
Santino Makes a New Friend
R-Truth was welcomed to RAW by none other than Santino Marella, who performed his own version of R-Truth’s “What’s Up” theme song, drawing laughs from both R-Truth and the entire WWE Universe.
John Morrison vs. The Miz Ended in a No Contest
The two former Slammy Award-winning tag team partners met in what would have been a great match had it not been for the interference by Jack Swagger. Presumably acting upon his belief that he is the only contender for the vacant Intercontinental Championship, Swagger attacked both competitors. The All-American American’s presence drew out Mr. Kennedy after their confrontation earlier in the night, initiating a four-man brawl that continued until the Superstars were separated by WWE Officials.
Stephanie McMahon Addresses the World Heavyweight Championship
Randy Orton stood in the middle of the ring claiming to be the rightful World Heavyweight Champion after having been stripped of the WWE Championship as a result of Mr. McMahon’s restructuring. John Cena, who had lost the WWE Championship to Orton the night before, claimed that their rivalry was not yet over, and he deserved a chance at the World Heavyweight Championship just as much as Orton did. One by one, Orton and Cena were joined by Rey Mysterio, The Big Show, and D Generation-X members Triple H and Shawn Michaels, all of whom claimed a right to the vacated Championship.
Stephanie McMahon announced that the only way to settle this dispute was with a match. A Six-Pack Challenge, to be exact, to be held at WWE New Dawn, featuring Orton, Cena, Mysterio, Michaels, Triple H and The Big Show. She also agreed that the feud between Orton and Cena was not yet over, and signed a singles match between the two superstars as the main event for next week’s RAW!