This week’s episode of RAW is not airing live in the U.S. and Canada, as it was taped in advance overseas. An anonymous reader sent us the following RAW taping results from the O2 Arena in London, England:
Percy Watson defeated Primo.
WWE Monday Night RAW (Airing Tonight):
Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross came to the ring to a massive pop. Michael Cole then made his way out to the Cole Mine to massive heat.
Jerry “The King” Lawler and Jim Ross entered to a huge ovation. Michael Cole was booed by everyone, even event staff, and quickly ran to the Cole Mine.
R-Truth was out first. He got boos at first, but the crowd lightened up and listened to what he had to say. He said he was going to leave Extreme Rules and would be a fighting champion. John Morrison interrupted and said Truth had lady luck on his side and that he was helped by Nexus and Alex Riley last week. He made a crack about Truth being a smoker and Truth said Morrison was just trying to take his championship opportunity away. Morrison said he wanted to challenge Truth because it was his last chance before the draft next week…
John Morrison defeated R-Truth with Starship Pain. Post-match, Morrison tried to help Truth up. Truth looked dejected and refused the help. Morrison climbed up on a turnbuckle to celebrate. Truth started to leave, but turned around and slammed Morrison to the mat. He hit a running knee that sent Morrison to the floor.
Truth went to the floor and hit another running knee into the barrier. Truth grabbed Morrison and held him like a baby and said he was sorry and then started to help him walk off. Instead he shoved him to the ground and took a water bottle from the announce table. He took a sip and then hit Morrison with it. A “R-Truth sucks” chant broke out. He stood Morrison up and hit his finisher on the floor.
Truth asked who had a smoke to the fans at ringside. He took a pack from some fan and lit up. The crowd booed and then chanted “That’s illegal.” He went over to Morrison and blew smoke on him…
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated Evan Bourne. Vickie had insane amounts of heat as usual. Evan Bourne went for a Shooting Star Press. In the middle of doing so, he called an audible and landed on his feet. Really cool move. Ziggler then nailed him with his Zig Zag finisher for the pin. A really good end to the match. Ziggler had brown hair here as well.
They aired a tribute to Edge and announced that Alberto Del Rio would be holding an Edge retirement party this Friday on SmackDown!.
The Miz came out for a promo. He talked about John Morrison replacing R-Truth in the Extreme Rules triple threat match. Miz announced that the match will take place inside a steel cage. During the promo, Miz sat in a chair and started running down London and the UK fans. Sin Cara came out and interrupted. John Cena came out as well. The RAW GM rang in and booked John Cena and Sin Cara vs. The Miz and Alex Riley for tonight.
Sin Cara and John Cena defeated The Miz and Alex Riley. Miz bailed out during the match leaving Riley to fend for himself. Sin Cara hit Riley with a top rope move and Cena hit him with an Attitude Adjustment for the win.
A new Awesome Kong vignette aired. Edge will also appear live on SD! this week.
Eve Torres defeated Nikki Bella.
Michael Cole is knighted in an in-ring segment and then he demands that Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross both kiss his feet. Of course, they refuse and Jack Swagger then forces good ole’ JR to kiss Cole’s feet. Really.
Michael Cole returned to the Cole Mine and joined Josh Mathews. JR is gone at this point.
Sheamus defeated Santino Marella. Santino was helped to the back after the match.
Randy Orton defeated C.M. Punk Crowd was 50/50. Lots of back and forth action between the men with Orton getting several near falls. A lot of cool spots too including a GTS reversed into an RKP reversed into a kick to the head. Orton wins with a schoolboy rollup. Nexus ran out and beat down Orton. Mason Ryan destroyed Orton and shoved David Otunga and Mike McGillicutty. He setup for a punt kick on Orton, but Punk calmed him down. Punk tries for the punt kick, but Orton hit an RKO and ran up the ramp to end the show.
The dark match main event had Randy Orton and John Cena defeating Miz and CM Punk to send the crowd home happy.