Monday Night RAW
New Orleans, LA
December 13th 2010
Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry “The King” Lawler & CM Punk
Reported by: David Stephens of WrestleView.com
Have you missed seeing the greatest WCW Champion in history in a wrestling ring? Then stop questioning your heart and join me because it is time for Monday Night RAW!!!
Justin Roberts kicks off the show by introducing former WCW Champion David Arquette. He comes out and says that there is no better man to introduce the Slammy Awards than the man who was one of the greatest WCW Champions in history. He says he beat Eric Bischoff for the Title, and says he is sure the audience remembers that guy. Arquette is shocked by the negative reaction he is getting from the New Orleans audience.Shocker of the Year
The Miz cashes in Money in the Bank, becomes WWE Champion
Randy Orton punts Chris Jericho in the head
The Nexus debuts
Paul Bearer turns on The UndertakerWinner: Nexus Debuts
Wade Barrett comes out to accept the award. He says that he accepts the award on behalf of the Nexus. Wade says that the Nexus wouldn’t be here if not from him. Had he not won NXT Season 1, and brought the members with him, then the Nexus never would have become one of the most dominant groups in the history of the WWE. Wade also mentions that he is the one man with the power to rehire John Cena. The members of the Nexus have laid out the ultimatum that if he doesn’t rehire Cena, they will excommunicate him. Wade says that he hasn’t made up his mind yet, but he will make his decision before the end of the night. In the meantime, you can be sure that Wade Barrett will be making more shocking moments in the history of the WWE. GeneralMail Alert And I quote…
Mr. Barrett, I’m going to give you the opportunity to give us another shocking moment in a match right now, against this man…
The Big Show’s music hits, and it looks like we have a “Big” match on our hands. (I can’t believe I just said that). Big Show grabs the Slammy from Wade on his way down to the ring. Wade Barrett v. The Big Show
Wade takes his shirt off, and this match is underway. Wade is at first hesitant, and clings to the ropes for support. Wade then exits the ring to buy time. When Wade does enter the ring, he rakes the eyes of Show. Wade circles the Giant and kicks him in the legs several times. Show pushes him towards the ropes, but Barrett is able to follow up with a punch that sends Show down to the mat. Show bounces back up and starts to punch him like crazy. Show throws Wade out of the ring, and follows after. Show then hits a hard chop against the chest of Wade, and rolls him back into the ring. Barrett immediately rolls out of the ring, and grabs his Slammy Award. Wade walks up the ramp as the referee begins the 10-Count. This match is over. Winner via Countout: The Big Show
Kelly Kelly, Tyson Kidd & Jackson Andrews present the award for Treachery of the Year (aka Despicable Me Award)Despicable Me Award
CM Punk sings "Happy Birthday" to Rey Mysterio's daughter
Drew McIntyre faces and humiliates Teddy Long
Kane buries The Undertaker alive
Mr. McMahon makes truce with Bret Hart, then kicks him in the groinWinner: CM Punk sings "Happy Birthday" to Rey Mysterio's daughter
This is CM Punk’s third Slammy Award so far in his WWE career. He hugs Michael Cole on the way to the podium. Punk says that there is someone in the back who wronged him, and he will get his revenge. He doesn’t mention any names but says that the audience hasn’t seen anything yet. Inter-Brand Tag Match Kofi Kingston & Daniel Bryan w/ Bella Twins v. Dolph Ziggler w/ Vickie Guerrero & Ted Dibiase w/ Maryse
Back from commercial, the match is underway as Ziggler has a headlock applied to Bryan. Dibiase gets the tag and goes for a cover. Bryan kicks out. Dibiase gets in a couple jabs and then tags in Ziggler. Dolph does the same, and then tags in Dibiase. Ted goes to the mat this time with a side headlock. Bryan tries to power out with an elbow. He escapes and both men crash into each other with crossbody attempts. Bryan is able to make the tag, and Kofi goes right after the freshly tagged Ziggler. Kofi hits his Boom, Boom Boom and is looking for Trouble in Paradise. The controlled frenzy connects. Ted tries to make the save, but is too late. This match is over. Winners: Daniel Bryan & Kofi Kingston
Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov present:Guest Star Shining Moment of the Year
Wayne Brady gets RKO'd by Randy Orton
Pee-wee Herman vs. The Miz
Mike Tyson punches out Chris Jericho
William Shatner sings WWE EntrancesWinner: Pee-wee Herman vs. The Miz
Wade Barrett is in the back with a Nexus united behind David Otunga. Wade asks what they want, Otunga asks him what his decision shall be tonight. Otunga warns him that his single career isn’t looking so grand if he doesn’t rehire Cena tonight. Wade says that he now sees things clearly, and knows exactly what he will choose.
****Commercial****Cody Rhodes v. Mark Henry
Henry punches Cody in the face several times, and so Cody complains to the ref. Henry responds by smashing his hand into Cody’s face. Rhodes grabs Henry and kicks him into the corner. Henry falls to his knees, so Cody goes for a headlock. Henry is able to escape, and throws Cody into the corner. Rhodes flies out of the corner with a leg lariat, and then goes back to the second rope. Cody hits a knee drop to the head, and this match is over. Winner: Cody Rhodes
Jerry Lawler & Vickie Guerrero present the explicit:Holy %&^*%&* Move of the Year
Kofi Kingston hits Drew McIntyre with a leg drop off ladder through announce table
John Cena sends Batista onto a car and through the stage with two Attitude Adjustments
Randy Orton delivers RKO to a flying Evan Bourne
John Morrison dives off set onto Daniel Bryan and The MizWinner: John Cena sends Batista onto a car and through the stage with two Attitude Adjustments
Wade comes out to accept the Slammy for Cena. Wade enters the ring and says that the world is hanging on his every word because he is about to announce whether or not he will rehire John Cena. Wade takes a moment to soak in the crowd. His decision is…
Wade refuses to announce his decision unless Cena comes out to the ring and faces him man to man. Cena appears through the crowd, and enters the ring. The entirety of Nexus of comes down to surround the ring. Wade says that Cena is rehired on two conditions: 1. That he face him in a chair match at the TLC PPV, and that 2. He face Otunga one on one tonight.
Wade says that he wants to show Cena exactly why he rehired him tonight. Nexus rushes into the ring and attacks Cena. Wade bails to grab a steel chair, and then comes into the ring. Barrett smashes the chair across the back of Cena.
David Arquette is back out to present another Slammy Award. This time, he is dressed in Elvis’ Aloha from Hawaii outfit.
WWE Universe Reaction of the YearWinner: Angry Miz Girl
Angry Miz Girl comes out with her father to accept. She thanks her father for taking her to the show. Miz then comes out to interrupt. He says that he remembers her, and takes her Slammy Award. Miz walks down to the ring, followed by Alex Riley and David Arquette. Miz says that there are still three weeks left in the year, and so the true moment of the year will occur at TLC when he puts Orton through a table. GeneralMail Alert And I quote…
I’ve decided that six days before your table match at TLC, both you and Orton will face former Champions tonight. Miz, your match against a former World Champion will start right now.
****Commercial****The Miz v. Rey Mysterio
Mysterio knocks Miz into the second rope, and is looking for the 619. Alberto Del Rio’s music hits, and he makes his way out to the entrance ramp. Miz slides out of the ring. Rey jumps out of the ring and tries for a hurricarana. Mysterio is slammed head first into the apron. Miz slides him into the ring and tries for a cover, but Mysterio kicks out.
Miz lifts Rey up to the top rope, and follows after to attempt a Superplex. Rey fights his way free, and Miz falls to the mat. Seated Senton followed by a lateral press from Rey. Cover attempt, but Miz kicks out. Miz tries for a roll up, but Rey slides out and kicks Miz in the face. Cover attempt, but Miz kicks out. Mysterio again sets Miz up for the 619, but Del Rio jumps up on the apron. Miz gets caught in a roll up, but kicks out. Mysterio sets up for the a third time, but Riley distracts the ref as Rio trips Mysterio. Miz gets a roll up for the win. Winner via Roll Up: The Miz
After the match, Miz, Riley and Arquette get into the ring to celebrate. GeneralMail Alert And I quote…
Now that The Miz has faced a former World Champion, so will Randy Orton. Tonight, Orton will face Alex Riley and David Arquette in a handicap match.
Edge comes out to present an award, but first says that he needs to bring out a co-presenter that he knows very well. Christian! Christian comes out and says that he hopes Alberto Del Rio wins the award, because he doesn’t want people to forget what Del Rio did to him. "Oh Snap" Meltdown of the Year
Big Show destroys Jack Swagger’s trophies
Edge destroys the Raw GM’s computer
Alberto Del Rio injures Rey Mysterio’s arm with a steel chair
Batista quits WWEWinner: Edge destroys the Raw GM’s computer
Edge doesn’t get it, he says that he has always been cool and rational, but he may have lost his temper because of a gutless GM. And tonight, he even got put into a match against Jack Swagger.
Christian’s phone goes off. It is the GM Sounder, and he says he has an email. Actually, he doesn’t, but he wanted to calm down Edge. He says that after all of these years, there is still one thing that has remained the same. And I quote…
Michael Cole is still a huge tool. Sheamus v. John Morrison
Both men are so strong at attacking each other at the offset, that the referee rules the match a double disqualification. Winners via Double DQ: Both? GeneralMail Alert And I Quote…
This clearly won’t be settled tonight. Instead, Sheamus and Morrison’s match at TLC will be a #1 Contenders ladder match for the WWE Championship.
After the announcement, Sheamus continues to attack Morrison. He sets a ladder up against the apron, and throws Morrison out of the ring and onto the ladder.
JTG & William Regal Present: Knucklehead Moment of the Year
Big Show unmasks a bald CM Punk
Santino Marella gets out-danced by Vladimir Kozlov
Beth Phoenix eliminates The Great Khali from the Royal Rumble
Lay-Cool gets beaten by Mae YoungWinners: Lay-Cool gets beaten by Mae Young
LayCool accept, and says that the Slammy is flawless, and now it is time for them to win their second Slammy as the Divas Battle Royal is up next!
****Commercial****WWE Diva of the Year Battle Royal Winner: Michelle McCool GeneralMail Alert And I Quote…
At TLC, Beth Phoenix & Natalya will meet LayCool in a Divas Tag Team Table Match!
****Commercial****Edge v. Jack Swagger
Swagger pushes Edge into the ropes, and punches his back. He then whips him hard into the corner, and taunts the crowd. Swagger pushes Edge, but then gets caught with a punch to the face. Edge bounces off the ropes, but gets caught with a gut buster from Swagger. Swags steps on the chest of Edge and goes for a cover. Edge kicks out. Swagger goes for an arm bar. Another cover attempt, but Edge again kicks out.
Swagger lifts Edge to his feet, and signals that he is going to slam Edge into the corner. Edge shimmies off of Jack’s shoulder and sends him to the mat with an inverted neck breaker. Swagger charges for a clothesline, but gets caught with what Lawler referred to as a “nice move”. Scoop slam from Swagger and a cover attempt, Edge kicks out.
Swagger is monkey charging himself up, and goes for the second rope splash. Edge tries to counter with his legs, but Jack grabs one and goes for the ankle lock. Edge counters into a roll up. Swagger kicks free. Edge sets up for the spear. Edge charges and connects. This match is over. Winner via Spear: Edge
In the back, David Arquette is pumped up for his match with Riley against Orton. Riley calls him delusional, but Miz tries to reassure his protégé about his chances tonight.
Big Show presents:WWE Moment of the Year
Sheamus attacks Triple H from behind with a lead pipe
Edge Spears Chris Jericho through the barricade
The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels in Michaels’ final match
John Cena counts 1-2-3 as Orton defeats Barrettt and Cena is fired from WWEWinner: The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels in Michaels’ final match
Shawn accepts via satellite.
****Commercial****Randy Orton v. Alex Riley & David Arquette w/ The Miz
Riley and Orton are the first to start things off. Orton drops him with a couple of punches and then David tags himself into the match. Arquette is kicked in the gut, and then quickly tags himself back out of the match. Riley is immediately hit with a neck breaker, but then starts to get the tide going his way as he pushes Orton into the corner and stomps him in the gut. The referee makes Riley back off, so Arquette takes the opportunity to choke Orton.
Randy bounces out of the corner, and hits a scoop slam on Riley. Orton then connects with a high back body drop. The Viper is coiled and he goes for the RKO. This match is over! Winner via RKO: Randy Orton
After the match, The Miz runs into the ring and clocks Orton with the Money in the Bank briefcase. Miz exits the ring and grabs a table. Arquette helps him set the table up. Together, they attempt to double suplex Orton into the table. Randy pushes away David, and is looking to take out Miz. Arquette makes the save, but it was a terrible decision as Orton now has his sights set squarely upon the former WCW Champion. Orton powerbombs David Arquette through the table!
Michael Cole presents: "And I quote" Line of the Year Winner: Michael Cole
Cole doesn’t say which quote it was that led to his victory, but pulls out a sheet of paper to read his thank you notes. The WWE music comes on and cuts him off.
King: I hate Cole.
Punk: I know you do
Teddy Long presents:Superstar of the Year
The MizWinner: John Cena
Cena thanks the WWE audience, especially considering the fact that up to an hour ago, he didn’t even have a job. Cena says that there are only two members of Nexus left to be destroyed. One is David Otunga, and the other is Wade Barrett. Otunga is about to go down, and then on Sunday it will be time for Wade. Cena gives the audience his word that he will destroy Wade Barrett. John Cena v. David Otunga w/ Nexus
Wade Barrett comes out to the entrance ramp, and says that he would like to remind Cena of what happened earlier tonight. Video package highlights the earlier beat down. Otunga gets high fives from most of the members of the Nexus as he heads down to the ring. Wade makes a motion, and the members of Nexus head to the back. Otunga has found himself alone.
Cena pulls Otunga into the ring, and then plants Otunga on the ropes. He slaps him across the back, and then wrenches his arm. Cena slams him down to the mat, and has a devilish look in his eye. Otunga is sent into the ropes and is brutalized with a clothesline. Cena whips him hard into the corner, but Otunga moves out of the way. David gets on top of Cena and lays in a couple of fists. Otunga hits a spinning elbow and then goes for the cover. Cena kicks out. Otunga tries for a slam, but Cena counters into the STF. This match is over. Winner via STF: John Cena
After the match, Cena grabs a chair and heads back into the ring. He takes the chair to the back of Otunga and wrecks the husband of Jennifer Hudson. Cena motions with his finger that there is only one member of Nexus left for him to take out. Wade Barrett at the TLC PPV.
David Otunga looked badass in his Nexus sweatshirt.
So much for David Otunga leading a revolution. It could have been fun. Does anybody else feel like the entire Cena saga just felt anti-climatic by Cena being rehired tonight?
These would have been my picks for Slammy Award winners (which I picked before the broadcast):
Shocker of the Year
The Nexus debuts
Knucklehead Moment of the Year
Lay-Cool gets beaten by Mae Young
Despicable Me Award
Mr. McMahon makes truce with Bret Hart, then kicks him in the groin
Holy %&^*%&* Move of the Year
Randy Orton delivers RKO to a flying Evan Bourne
Guest Star Shining Moment of the Year
William Shatner sings WWE Entrances
"Oh Snap" Meltdown of the Year
Edge destroys the Raw GM’s computer
WWE Moment of the Year
The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels in Michaels’ final match
WWE Diva of the Year
WWE Universe Reaction of the Year
Cena’s Farewell Speech
Superstar of the Year
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