Re: WWE 2010
Monday Night Raw
April 19, 2010
LIVE from the Izod Center
East Rutherford, NJ
Six days before he is set to put his Money in the Bank contract on the line against Christian, the All-American American Jack Swagger issues another open challenge, after injuring William Regal on SmackDown. He pulls a (planted) fan straight out of the crowd, and asks for his name. The man tells Swagger that he can call him 'Red Dorado', before he slaps Mr. Money in the Bank clean across the face! A furious Swagger tackles the fan to the ground, pummeling him with rights and lefts, when… GO! Christian's music hits, and Swagger is shocked, turning his attention to the entrance ramp. When it becomes clear that Christian is nowhere to be seen, Swagger turns back around… into a stunning enzuigiri from the fan, who then goes to the top rope and leaps off with a breathtaking shooting star press! The fan makes the cover, and he gets the three count! He's pinned Mr. Money in the Bank! He laps up the cheers before getting clear of a livid Swagger. The Oklahoman storms out of the ring and up the ramp, searching for Christian.
After we return from commercials, we see Jack Swagger searching backstage for Christian. He even attacks a backstage worker with a slight resemblance to Captain Charisma. Swagger eventually storms into the office of Bret Hart, who tells him that Christian isn't here, which sends Mr. Money in the Bank into a rage, grabbing Hart by the collar and shoving him against the wall. The Hitman reminds Swagger that he can be fired at a moment's notice, which makes him back off. Hart then informs him that, after he was defeated by a random audience member, said fan will get a rematch with Swagger on SmackDown, and if he wins, he gets a WWE contract.
After his change of attitude in recent weeks, John Morrison addresses the WWE Universe alongside his newfound stablemates in Melina, Curt Hawkins, Tyler Reks and Scott Dawson, collectively known as the Supremacy. He acknowledges his turn and subsequent attack on former friend R-Truth, saying that he'd cost him both the World Heavyweight and WWE Tag Team Championships in the space of two months, and there was no way that he was gonna let him cost him the United States Championship as well. Truth himself comes out, asking how exactly was he to blame for Morrison's short comings. The champion takes us back to the build up to Elimination Chamber, when Morrison injured his ankle in a match against Truth, and says that if he had've gone all out on Truth rather than holding back because he was his friend, his ankle never would have been injured and he would be the World Heavyweight Champion. Truth disagrees with this statement, saying that injured or not, Morrison would never have won the title, because he is just… not… good enough. Morrison contemplates this for a moment, before launching at Truth for a superkick, but it is ducked, and the challenger this Sunday rolls out of the ring, motioning that he will have the championship. He is passed on the way up the ramp by The Miz, and it looks as though we'll have our United States Championship match right now!
John Morrison retains his United States Championship against the man he won it from; The Miz. Curt Hawkins, Tyler Reks, Scott Dawson, Melina AND The Big Show were all banned from ringside, so it looked like the match was going to go off perfectly, and Miz looked like reclaiming the title he felt he should never have lost. That was until the Hart Dynasty made a run-in to distract one of the six men they will face in the Four Corners match this Sunday. This allowed Morrison to roll Miz up for the victory. As the Harts were gloating, they were blindsided by Shelton Benjamin and MVP! They hit their respective finishers on their rivals, before Benjamin turns around… into Trouble in Paradise from Kofi Kingston! MVP tries to swing at the Ghanan, who ducks, and Porter runs straight into Evan Bourne, who takes him to the steel ramp with a hurricanrana! Air Boom then converge on the Miz, who is still in the ring, but Big Show comes down to even the odds! He swings at Bourne for the knockout punch… but Bourne ducks and Show hits Miz! Miz is out cold! The big man looks on in shock, but he's soon out as well, courtesy of Trouble in Paradise! For the second week in a row, Air Boom is the team standing tall; will it be more of the same come Extreme Rules?
Triple H is interviewed backstage by Josh Matthews, and he reveals that he will be hoping for a Sheamus win in tonight's main event so that he can kick the Irishman's ass after what he did to Shawn Michaels the night after WrestleMania.
Up next is the NXT tag match pitting Daniel Bryan and David Otunga against Heath Miller and Michael Tarver. When Otunga's music played before the match, however, nobody came out, with the big man apparently still suffering from his injuries caused by Tarver last week. Bryan is left alone against the two heels, who cheap shot him before the match begins. Fortunately, Paul Lloyd sprints down to the ring to even up the odds, and it looks as though he will be Bryan's new partner! Tarver and Miller don't co-exist very well at all after Miller laid Tarver out with Miller's Crossing a few weeks ago. It all comes to a head when Miller is looking for the tag, but Tarver drops off the apron and backs up the ramp, leaving the redhead to the wolves! Bryan pounces on Miller, kicking his head in with a massive roundhouse, before giving the floor to Lloyd, who connects with a beautiful 450 Splash, before covering for the 1, 2, 3.
Tyler Reks defeats R-Truth in a match to decide whose team will enter first in Lethal Lockdown on Sunday. Truth puts up a valiant effort, but the numbers game of the Supremacy is too much for him in the end. The match ends when Truth bounces off the ropes looking for a scissor kick, but he is tripped up by Melina, allowing Reks to nail him with a big boot! The big man brings Truth back up, nails him with the Burning Hammer, and it's elementary. The rest of the Supremacy run down to the ring to assault Truth, and Hawkins gets up on the top rope looking for the Heat Seeking Elbow… but he is pushed off by Carlito! Reinforcements have arrived in the form of Carlito, Primo and Epico! The Supremacy clear the ring, but Tyler Reks stands his ground, beckoning for the Colons to come and fight, and that they do, but the big man is almost able to fight them off, with a monstrous spear to Primo and a spinebuster to Epico, before attempting to back body drop Carlito, but the Apple Spitter lands on his feet! Reks turns around into a big dropkick from 'Lito, who plays to the crowd, before being laid out by John Morrison with a superkick! The Supremacy stand victorious in the ring; will it happen again this Sunday?
A huge no disqualification fatal four-way match between the four men who could possibly be involved in the WWE Championship bout at Judgment Day; Ted DiBiase, Randy Orton, Batista, and the Champ himself, John Cena. DiBiase stays out of the ring for the most part, letting three of the biggest stars of this era do battle. Batista and Orton both go after the champion to begin with, but that alliance doesn't last for long, as after Cena has been thoroughly beaten down, the Animal is dropped with a sudden RKO! Orton gives off a sick grin, before lining up for the punt… but he is cut off with a steel chair shot from DiBiase! The Fortunate Son brings the Viper to his feet, before dropping him with Dream Street! DiBiase taunts the crowd, before turning into an Attitude Adjustment from Cena! The Champ turns DiBiase over onto his stomach, and locks in the STF! Ted looks close to tapping, but Batista hits Cena with a big boot, breaking the hold! The Animal rolls DiBiase out of the ring with his boot, before dropping Cena with the Batista Bomb, making the cover, and picking up a HUGE momentum booster for his championship match this Sunday!
The main event is a battle of the beasts, with Mark Henry seeking retribution on Sheamus for his heinous assault last week. Shane McMahon keeps a close eye on the match from ringside. It's a fairly even match, with Henry selling his injuries from last week but no-one firmly keeping the upper hand. About eight minutes into the match, Mark Henry temporarily has control, and Triple H comes down to the ring to observe. This distracts the World's Strongest Man, who asks Hunter what the hell he's doing here. The Cerebral Assassin holds his hands up, saying that he's only there to watch, and Henry shakes his head in exasperation, before turning around into a Brogue Kick from Sheamus! The Celtic Warrior nearly takes Henry's head off, stamping his ticket to Extreme Rules! Triple H mockingly claps his nemesis' victory, before getting into the ring to stare his opponent down. Sheamus taunts Hunter, giving him a crotch chop, before turning and Brogue Kicking Henry out of the ring! Triple H smirks, leaving the ring to get a mic, saying 'Anything you can do, I can do better,' before dragging Henry over to the announce table, and putting him straight through with the Pedigree! Hunter flexes to the delight of the fans, but Sheamus is quick to follow, Brogue Kicking him, sending him over the barricade! Shane O'Mac pats Sheamus on the chest, before raising his arm in victory to close the show.
Red Dorado df. Jack Swagger
John Morrison df. The Miz
Bryan & Lloyd df. Miller & Tarver
Tyler Reks df. R-Truth
Batista df. Cena, Orton and DiBiase
Sheamus df. Mark Henry
EXTREME RULES CARD
WWE CHAMPIONSHIP STEEL CAGE MATCH - John Cena (c) vs. Batista
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TRIPLE THREAT EXTREME RULES MATCH - Chris Jericho (c) vs The Undertaker vs Kane
NUMBER ONE CONTENDER'S STREET FIGHT - Randy Orton vs. Ted DiBiase
TLC MATCH (IF MYSTERIO LOSES HE JOINS THE SES) CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio
RAW GENERAL MANAGERSHIP - Triple H w/ Stephanie McMahon vs. Sheamus w/ Shane McMahon
MONEY IN THE BANK LADDER MATCH - Jack Swagger (c) vs. Christian
UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP LETHAL LOCKDOWN MATCH - The Supremacy (John Morrison, Curt Hawkins, Tyler Reks, Scott Dawson) vs. Team Truth (R-Truth, Carlito, Primo, Epico)
INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH - Yoshi Tatsu (c) vs. Drew McIntyre
WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR CORNERS MATCH - ShowMiz (c) vs. The Hart Dynasty vs. Dominion vs. Air Boom
FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE MATCH - Matt Hardy vs. Nick Nemeth
LOSER LEAVES WWE MATCH - David Otunga vs. Michael Tarver
PRE-SHOW NXT BATTLE ROYAL - Heath Miller vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Paul Lloyd vs. Wade Barrett vs. Ryan Sheffield vs. Darren Sanford
The new co-SmackDown General Manager will be announced!