Monday Night Raw, March 29th 2010
[Fireworks go off as the Raw theme song and titantron begin to play]
Jerry 'The King' Lawler:
Hello everybody and welcome to Monday Night Raw!
You join us just 24 hours after the historic event that was... Wrestlemania 26!
[A video package now plays showcasing each match at Wrestlemania 26.
The first highlight shown is Drew McIntyre delivering the Scot Drop to Dolph Ziggler.
There's then highlights of the CM Punk/Rey Mysterio match, Luke Gallows is pummeling Mysterio with a chair whilst CM Punk shoots a promo in the middle of the ring, claiming how drinking and smoking has never benefited any wrestlers. The A.P.A theme/titantron then hits and the two veterans come down to the ring and beat the hell out of both Punk and Gallows, Farooq then drags Mysterio onto Punk and the referee counts the 1-2-3.
Punk is then seen having his beard shaved off, Gallows manages to rescue Punk before the majority of his hair is shaved off but it's now only a William Regal kind of length.
Then next highlight shows Gail Kim and Mickie James celebrating as the new Divas/Women's Champions respectively.
The next highlight shown is MVP and Mark Henry winning the Unified Tag Team titles from Big Show and The Miz, The Miz and Big Show are shown arguing after the match, ending in Big Show choke-slamming him.
The highlights for the Money in the Bank ladder match are then shown, there's numerous high flying/risky moves shown. The final part of the match is shown, Evan Bourne hits a shooting star press from a ladder in the ring onto R-Truth who's on a table outside of the ring. Kane and Matt Hardy are shown in the ring trading blows on top of a ladder, Christian pushes the ladder over which sends the two superstars flying to the outside of the ring, landing on Kofi Kingston. Shelton Benjamin slides into the ring and thinks he's super-kicked Christian who's actually 'playing dead', Benjamin then climbs the ladder looking to retrieve the case, but John Morrison climbs up seconds after him and manages to hit a standing powerbomb after flipping over the top of him. Christian capitalizes on this and climbs a ladder and retrieves the case.
The highlights of the triple threat between the 3 former Legacy members is then shown, Ted DiBiase Sr signals to Dusty Rhodes and Cowboy Bob Orton, who both hit their respective sons with steel chairs. Ted DiBiase Jr then picks up the win, DiBiase Sr on the mic announces that 'everybody has got a price'.
The highlights of Triple H and Sheamus is then shown, Triple H hits a Pedigree but Sheamus manages to just kick out. Triple H tries to hit another Pedigree but Sheamus manages to counter it into a Celtic Cross and picks up the victory.
Highlights for the John Cena/Batista match are then shown. Batista hits a Batista Bomb on Cena and wants to go for the cover, but Vince tells him to get Bret Hart (who is in a wheelchair on the outside) into the ring. Batista does this and Vince McMahon mocks Bret Hart. Vince tells Batista to repeat what he's just done to Cena to Bret Hart. As Batista is going for the Batista Bomb, Bret Hart low blows him, and stands straight looking at Vince McMahon. Vince McMahon is shocked, too shocked to move, and Bret Hart off the mic shouts 'I've screwed you Vince'. Bret Hart then proceeds to beat the living crap out of McMahon before putting him in the Sharp Shooter. Batista recovers from the low blow and watches on, Vince is shouting at him to help him but Batista seems reluctant to do this, he decides not to and turns his back on the chairman. This is a bad decision as John Cena is standing behind him. Cena hits the FU and picks up the victory. After being declared the new Champion and celebrating with Bret Hart, he F-U's Vince McMahon.
The highlights from the Undertaker/Shawn Michaels match is then shown. Shawn Michaels is shown in the back talking to Triple H before Triple H's match, he claims that Undertaker's streak is a 'winning streak' not an 'undefeated streak', he claims he's going to try and make the match a 'double count out' which he believes will mean the Undertaker loses the 'winning streak' and he keeps his career. He asks for Triple H's help saying he just needs a trustworthy and loyal friend, Triple H says no, the camera then pans onto Hornswoggle. Shawn Michaels hits the sweet chin music which sends Undertaker out of the ring. Shawn Michaels is seen dragging Undertaker as far up the ramp as he can, he gets to around half the ramp before Undertaker stops him, the referee is on a '3' count. The Undertaker sits up and choke-slams Shawn Michaels, just as he hits the chokeslam the referee counts '7', a weakened Undertaker begins to run towards the ring but Hornswoggle comes running at him from outside of the ring, the Undertaker 'big boots' him with minimal effort and heads towards the ring as the referee counts '8'. It looks like he's going to make it, but he's jumped from behind. At first everyone presumes it's Triple H, but it's not, the camera reveals it to be none other than Marty Jannetty. The referee counts '10', Marty Jannetty rushes over to help Shawn Michaels up, Shawn Michaels celebrates briefly before rushing off to the back with Jannetty. The camera then pans onto the Undertaker who's just stood up, the lights go out and the Undertaker 'dong' is heard. When the lights return a few seconds later, Undertaker is nowhere to be seen.
The highlights of the main event, Edge vs Chris Jericho is then shown. Edge is waiting for Chris Jericho to get up so he can spear him in the middle of the ring, the crowd are chanting 'Spear, Spear, Spear', Edge hits the spear and goes for the cover. Jericho hits out just before 3, Edge then repeats the process but Jericho manages to get out of the way and trip Edge. In lightning fast speed Jericho has Edge in the walls of Jericho, Edge tries to get to the ropes but can't make it, he's forced to tap out meaning Jericho retains the title.]
It was a truly historic night and will surely go down as one of the best Wrestlemania's of all time!
Jerry 'The King' Lawler:
Well I don't know about that Michael but what I do know is that Mr McMahon is scheduled to make a huge announcement tonight!
I wonder what it could be King!
[Stephanie McMahon's theme and titantron begins to play as she walks out towards the ring]
Jerry 'The King' Lawler:
Well that's certainly not Mr McMahon. Maybe he's let his daughter make the announcement for him.
Who could blame him King? The humiliation that Mr McMahon suffered at the hands of Bret Hart and John Cena last night, I wouldn't be surprised if he's wanting to keep a low profile!
[Stephanie McMahon is now in the ring, WWE mic in hand]
As many of you will have guessed, my father is not here tonight. In-fact, he will not be on Monday Night Raw for a while. He has, as he puts it, 'taken a break'. I have a few announcements to make, before I make the 'big' announcement. First of all, the TV show 'WWE Superstars' is no more, instead 'Heat' and 'Velocity' have been brought back. Velocity will return this Friday, with Heat returning next Monday. They will both appear on TV over the weekend. Secondly, on the 26th of April, the night after 'Extreme Rules', the yearly draft will take place in a 3 hour special here on Monday Night Raw. But more importantly, there will be no more celebrity 'Guest Hosts'. Instead, Raw will have itself a General Manager.
Due to the short term notice that my father gave the WWE board of directors, the General Manager position is yet to be filled. I don't know when it will be filled, so I have hired an 'acting' General Manager of Raw. I would have done it myself, but I have two young daughters to look after, as well as other roles higher up within the company. So without further delays, I would like to introduce to you, your acting General Manger!....
Jerry 'The King' Lawler
: I'm stumped... who has Stephanie hired?!?!?!
[Triple H's theme and titantron begins to play, he comes out in a suit and begins to walk down to the ring]
Oh my! Stephanie McMahon has made her husband Triple H the 'acting' general manager of Raw!
Jerry 'The King' Lawler:
What does this mean for the other Raw superstars?
[Triple H is now in the ring, he takes the mic from Stephanie and begins to speak]
Now I just want to get one thing straight, this is not a permanent arrangement. I have no intention of going into retirement. But I've come to realize that until the board of directors can find a suitable General Manger, Raw needs someone to maintain order and control. I don't know how long it will take for the board of directors to find a suitable General Manager, but I want to make it clear that during my time as acting General Manager I will hold no grudges. I will as impartial as I can.
Last night at Wrestlemania, John Cena became the new WWE champion after beating Batista. Now due to the complications that surround Batista, earlier today as my first act as acting General Manager I ripped up Batista's Smackdown contract. He is now an official member of the Raw roster. This is because he still has a rematch clause for the WWE Championship. Now Dave, I could give you that rematch at Extreme Rules. I could give you that rematch next week here on Raw. Hell, I could even give you that rematch right here tonight!
I already have plans for tonight's Main Event, so you'll have to wait until at least next week. So Dave, I'm going to let you decide. I want you to come out here, right now, and you choose when you want your rematch.
[Batista's theme and titantron begins to play, he walks out in 'fashionable' clothes with a mic in hand.]
Triple H: What's it going to be?
I'll take my official rematch at Extreme Rules, but I want Cena tonight.
Dave, I've already decided on the main event tonight, and you and Cena are in it. It will be a 6 man tag team match, on one team: The Miz, Big Show and yourself. On the other team: MVP, Mark Henry and John Cena.
[Batista turns his back on Triple H without saying a word, and walks to the back.]
Now, that leaves just one man.
[Sheamus' theme and titantron begins to play and he walks out]
Sheamus, you were the better man last night, I can't deny that. I don't want a rematch with you, as long as I am acting general manager, I will not be wrestling.
So let me get his straight Triple H. You still have just as must control over the WWE as you have for years, except now everybody knows about it.
What the hell are you talking about?
Triple H, I'm sure that everybody in the back knows that the only way to get a title shot, is if they get in ya good books. If you're friends with a superstar, you'll make them a star. D'ya know how I know this Triple H? I used you. I wanted to get my shot at the Dubya Dubya E Championship. I used you Triple H, I used you.
I might have put in a good word for you, but I never gave gave you a title shot. You won a battle royal to become number one contender, anyone could have won that.
If I'd never 'ave become friends with ya Triple H, I'd 'ave still been on E-C-Dubya having matches with Goldust when that battle royal was taking place. Triple H, I've proved to the Dubya Dubya E universe that I deserve to be in the title contention, I want you to put me in the Batista/Cena match at Extreme Rules.
Well I'm sorry Sheamus, but that is not going to happen. If you believe that you are good enough for another title shot, you're going to have to prove it. So I'm going to put you in a little match tonight, with another man that won a match at Wrestlemania... Ted DiBiase Jr!
Oh my! Sheamus and Ted DiBiase Jr, live tonight on Monday Night Raw!
[break for commercial]
[Backstage in the locker room, we see Ted DiBiase Jr and Cody Rhodes talking]
That should be me facing Sheamus tonight, not you!
Ted DiBiase Jr:
If I'm not mistaken Cody, I won the triple threat match last night. I proved that I was and always was Legacy's main man.
[Randy Orton enters the room]
The only thing that you proved, is that to some people money is more important than family. My father disgraced the Orton name last night. But Cody, I'd expect more from your father considering his influential position within the company.
Ted DiBiase Jr
:It's all about winning Randy. It doesn't matter how you win as long as you win, that's one of the first things you told me.
: This isn't over!
[Randy Orton turns his back and walks away, Ted DiBiase Jr signals to Cody Rhodes who attacks Orton from behind, Orton on the ground whilst getting stamped on shouts at Rhodes]
He's paying you to Cody? You're gonna let him become a star, whilst you act as bodyguard?
: No. No that's not how it is!
Ted DiBiase Jr:
Cody, what have we discussed about this?
[Cody Rhodes stops stamping on Orton and turns around to start attacking Ted, Rhodes doesn't realise that Ted has brass knuckles on. Ted punches Rhodes, knocking him down. Orton takes the opportunity to leave.]
Match 1 - Evan Bourne vs Chavo Guerrero by pinfall
- Chavo Guerrero hits a spring board tornado DDT, which Evan Bourne somehow kicks out of. Chavo then climbs to the top rope, Evan Bourne quickly manages to get up there with him, Evan Bourne then manages to hit a Cyclorama. He then gets the 1-2-3.
Winner - Evan Bourne
[break for a commercial]
[backstage. We're backstage in some kind of lounge area, Carlito, Primo, Santino, Kozlov and the Bella twins are all present]
I hear that you and your brother, Primo, you do notta team as a tag that much anymora?
This time last year we were the Tag Team champions Santino! But we've gone our seperate ways I suppose.
Ahh but ever since you went your seperata ways, both of you have not won any titles have you? Vladimir and me, Santino Marella, we are going to former a tag team. We are going to try to get the new General Manager of Raw, Triple Haycha, to un-unify the tagga team titles. If there are tag titles for Raw and tag titles for Smackadown, we have better chance of becoming championas!
Gee Santino, that's a really smart plan!
What can I say Brie, I am Italiano, we are the smartest people in the world!
Your idea to un-unify the tag titles, that's cool, I like it.
It was my idea. It came into my head whilst I was watching Hannah Montana.
[William Regal and Ezekiel Jackson walk through]
I couldn't help over hearing your conversation. If you decide to go through with this plan to un-unify the tag team titles, you have the full backing of both myself and Ezekiel Jackson. We're sick and tired of being held back because of cretins who aren't even tag teams, becoming tag team champions! It's disrespectful and an utter disgrace. Come on Zeke, we don't want to be late for our match.
Match 2 - Goldust and Yoshi Tatsu vs William Regal and Ezekiel Jackson
- William Regal punches Goldust to the outside. Yoshi Tatsu checks on Goldust for a few seconds, whilst he does this, Regal makes the tag but pretends to be the legal man. Yoshi Tatsu turns around and hits a roundhouse kick to William Regal who has no time to react, but Ezekiel Jackson comes into the ring and hits the standing side slam to Tatsu.
Winner's - William Regal and Ezekiel Jackson by pinfall
[backstage. In Triple H's GM office.]
I don't know if it's such a good idea, how would we split the titles? I can't just take one of the tag team Championships off of MVP and Mark Henry and hand them to Smackdown.
I have an idea. What about, at Extreme Rules, you have a triple threat tag team match. You have the reigning tag team Champions MVP and Mark Henry, against another team from Raw and a team from Smackdown. If MVP and Mark Henry win, they keep both tag team titles. If either the Smackdown or the other Raw team win, then one set of tag team titles is given to the two challenging teams. It's pretty much a handicap match, but if they're good enough to hold two tag team titles, they should be good enough to beat two tag teams.
[break for commercial.]
Match 3 - Jack Swagger and Maryse vs Christian and Gail Kim
- Maryse slaps Gail Kim, who retaliates by hitting an Eat Defeat. She goes for the pin but Jack Swagger enters the ring to break it up, Gail Kim looks at him with fear in her eyes. Christian rushes into the ring, MITB briefcase in hand, he runs over to Swagger and smashes him in the face with it. The referee calls for disqualification, Gail Kim doesn't seem to disappointed, more relieved that Christian has saved her.
Winner's - Jack Swagger and Maryse by DQ
[Backstage. Ted DiBiase Jr is talking to Cody Rhodes, who seems to have cuts on his face from where he was punched with brass knuckles earlier.]
Ted DiBiase Jr:
Cody, Cody, Cody. What have I told you? If you haven't got my back in my match with Sheamus tonight, it will be Kriston who pays the consequences.
Stay away from her!
Ted DiBiase Jr:
If only it were that simple. You see, Bob Orton was easy to pay off, he took the money straight away. Big Ol' Dusty though, not so easy to persuade. Once I got Kriston involved though, it was easy pickings.
[Goldust and Yoshi Tatsu walk in]
Did I over-over hear you talking about my little sister Kristi-Kristi-Kristin!
Yeah she's fine Dustin.
Ted DiBiase Jr:
Come on Cody we're leaving, I've got my match with Sheamus now.
Match 4 - Ted DiBiase w/Cody Rhodes vs Sheamus
- Sheamus is about to hit the Celtic Cross on Ted DiBiase, Cody Rhodes comes into the ring. The referee starts shouting at Rhodes and tells him to get out of the ring, Rhodes refuses to do so, whilst this is happening Sheamus hits the Celtic Cross onto DiBiase Jr. Cody Rhodes tries to attack Sheamus, but Sheamus clotheslines him. Sheamus then pins DiBiase Jr.
Winner - Sheamus wins via pinfall
Sheamus seems happy with the win, but bicycle kicks Ted DiBiase Jr when he gets up anyway. He then starts trading blows with Rhodes, before eventually hitting him with the Celtic Cross. Sheamus then leaves the ring. Ted DiBiase Jr eventually gets up and looks very angry with Cody Rhodes, he pulls him up and starts shouting at him. Cody Rhodes turns his back on DiBiase Jr, who jumps him at hits the Dream Street. Randy Orton's theme and titantron then hits and he comes running down the ramp. Ted DiBiase Jr quickly exits the ring and jumps the barricade, exiting the building via the fans. Randy Orton slides into the ring and looks down at Cody Rhodes, it's unsure whether this is out of frustration or sympathy. Randy Orton waits until Cody begins to get up, he then punts him.
[break for commercial]
Match 5 (Main Event) - Batista, Big Show and The Miz vs John Cena, MVP and Mark Henry
- MVP has been the legal man for about 10 minutes, with Big Show, The Miz and Batista all wrestling him during this time. MVP is desperate to make the tag. Big Show is in the ring and is punishing MVP, whilst Mark Henry and especially John Cena are trying to get into the match. As Big Show drags MVP over to his corner, Batista hits a blind tag and enters the match. Big Show and The Miz start arguing with Batista who claims he's the man and wants to get into the match. Whilst they're arguing they forget about MVP, who crawls over to the other side of the ring and tags in John Cena. Batista turns around and is taken down by John Cena, who starts punching him in the head. Big Show and The Miz, both outraged by Batista's selfish behaviour decide to walk out on him, and they return to the back. John Cena hits the 5 knuckle shuffle and then goes for an F-U, Batista manages to get out of it and clotheslines Cena. Batista then knocks Mark Henry off of the apron, he then does his trademark taunt where he shakes the ropes. He turns around expecting Cena to just be getting up, instead he's greeted by a fully ready Cena, who picks Batista up and delivers the F-U. He picks up the win.
Winner - John Cena, MVP and Mark Henry win by pinfall
I'm having deja vu King, John Cena pins Batista for the second time in two days!
Jerry 'The King' Lawler:
How will Batista recover from this? Will he be able to gain some momentum going into his rematch at Extreme Rules?!?!
: I don't know King, but I do know that that is all we have time for tonight. Thank you for watching Monday Night Raw!
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• Evan Bourne defeated Chavo Guerrero via pinfall
• William Regal and Ezekiel Jackson defeated Yoshi Tatsu and Goldust via pinfall
• Jack Swagger and Maryse defeated Christian and Gail Kim via disqualification
• Sheamus defeats Ted DiBiase Jr via pinfall
• John Cena, Mark Henry and MVP defeat Batista, Big Show and The Miz via pinfall