Six nights before the 24th annual Survivor Series, the 912th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW would go “old school” in a three-hour special that came to you, live, from the Giant Center in Hershey, PA. With the 24th annual Survivor Series approaching, a number of WWE Legends, many of which who know what Survivor Series is all about as they have competed in the long-running pay-per-view, including “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, The Iron Sheik, Sgt. Slaughter, Nikolai Volkoff, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, & “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan will all make special appearance on the three-hour blast from the past, including “old school” graphics, ring, set design, and more!
- Non-Title: Dolph Ziggler def. "Sexual Chocolate" Mark Henry by submission to the sleeper hold.
- Non-Title: Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel (with Tyson Kidd) def. The Hart Dynasty by Justin Gabriel pinning David Hart Smith following the 450 Splash.
- Ezekiel Jackson def. The Brooklyn Brawler by pin following the Book of Ezekiel.
- John Cena def. Alex Riley (with The Miz) by submission to the C-STF.
- #1 Contenders' Match for the WWE Title: Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov def. Jey & Jimmy Uso by Santino Marella pinning Uso following the Cobra Strike.
- Kofi Kingston (with George "The Animal" Steele) def. David Otunga by pin following Trouble in Paradise.
- Wade Barrett def. R-Truth by pin following the Wasteland.
- Alberto Del Rio def. Sgt. Slaughter by pin following an enziguiri.
- Non-Title: 2-on-1 Handicap Falls Count Anywhere Match: Mae Young (with Natalya, Melina, Eve Torres, & Gail Kim) def. "Co-Divas Champions" Layla & Michelle McCool by pinning Layla following a clothesline by Natalya.
- Non-Title: Daniel Bryan def. Jack Swagger by pin following a kick to the head.
The show kicks off with 80’s era RAW Ring Announcer, Justin Roberts, who introduces the special interviewer for the evening in Hall of Famer “Mean” Gene Okerlund and Okerlund introduces a fellow Hall of Famer and father of the WWE Champion, Randy Orton, in “Cowboy” Bob Orton, Jr.! The Hall of Famer states that he does not “care” if John Cena is the Special Referee for the Survivor Series match and he does not “care” if Cena’s career comes to an end, because that would be “fantastic”! Bob Orton, Jr. then states that he does not “care” if Randy Orton delivers and RKO to both Wade Barrett and John Cena and forces Cena’s hand to count the three! This prompts Nexus leader Wade Barrett to come out and call the Hall of Famer an “old man” before saying that Orton’s prediction for Survivor Series as “phony” as Orton’s signature cast! Barrett continues that he is going to do what Bob Orton could not do in his career and win the WWE Title before stating that the Hall of Famers, like Bob Orton, did not “pave the way” for him because he got to the WWE on his own, through is own “hard work and initiave”! Barrett then tells the Hall of Famer that the only reason he did not bring The Nexus out there with him and beat the Hall of Famer to a “pulp” was because he wants Bob Orton “conscious” to see him win the WWE Title this Sunday before delivering the same threat to Gene Okerlund! “Mr. Money-in-the-Bank” The Miz, along with his “apprentice” Alex Riley, then interrupt and states that he was not “thanked” by Randy Orton last week and that is why he betrayed Orton last week! The Miz then states that he can “change the landscape of the entire WWE” by cashing in his Money-in-the-Bank contract before toying with the idea of cashing in his guaranteed title opportunity when WWE Champion Randy Orton arrives in the building before telling Wade Barrett that it would “change things” for Survivor Series as Randy Orton and Wade Barrett would not be fighting for the WWE Title and John Cena would have to stay in The Nexus “forever”! John Cena then appears on the Tron and tells Miz that Miz will not cash in anything before saying that he is going to “protect” Wade Barrett, but it is for his own benefit before challenging The Miz to a one-on-one match on RAW, which The Miz accepts! Can John Cena take out some aggression on The Miz six nights before he is put in an unenviable position as the Special Referee for the WWE Title match or will The Miz pick up the win over John Cena?
With his girlfriend, Vickie Guerrero, in his corner, the opening match would be interpromotional as Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler would go one-on-one with the Hershey, PA appropriate old school “Sexual Chocolate” Mark Henry! In the end, it was Dolph Ziggler hitting the Zig Zag before locking in the sleeper hold on Mark Henry en route to picking up the win!
The WWE Tag Team Champions were in action on RAW as Nexus members Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel would face the dysfunctional Hart Dynasty in a non-title match! During the match, David Hart Smith would go for a tag to his partner, Tyson Kidd, and Kidd would avoid the tag and turn on his partner by delivering a kick to the skull of Smith! This would allow Justin Gabriel to hit the 450 Splash en route to picking up the win! How will David Hart Smith respond to Tyson Kidd’s betrayal?
Backstage, “Mean” Gene Okerlund is interviewing WWE Champion Randy Orton when John Cena’s friend, R-Truth, comes in and tells Orton that he knows what Cena will do and that it is not really a choice for Cena as Cena will choose to free himself from The Nexus and remain in the WWE over being fired! Randy Orton responds by saying that maybe he will take Cena out of the equation by punting in the skull! Will Randy Orton punt John Cena and take him out of the role as the Special Referee for the WWE Title match this Sunday?
Hall of Famer Ring Announcer Howard Finkel then makes an appearance to introduce WWE Legend, The Brooklyn Brawler, who is accompanied by former Women’s Champion Harvey Wippleman! The Brooklyn Brawler then states that he expected a “standing ovation” when he came out before Wippleman calls Brawler the “king of old school” before Wippleman lays out a challenge to anyone who is “new school” and the challenge is answered by “Big Zeke” Ezekiel Jackson! As was the case throughout The Brooklyn Brawler’s career, Brawler would be dispatched of with ease as Ezekiel Jackson would pick up the win after planting Brawler with the Book of Ezekiel!
Backstage, Wade Barrett confronts The Nexus and agrees with David Otunga saying that R-Truth is becoming a “problem” before telling Otunga that he will deal with it! This prompts the anonymous General Manager of RAW to chime in with an email that states that David Otunga will not face R-Truth as Otunga will compete in a “special match” later in the night before the anonymous GM announces that Wade Barrett will be the one facing R-Truth to see if Barrett really is WWE Champion “material”! The Nexus members then assure their leader that they will back him up, but Wade Barrett tells The Nexus that he will face R-Truth one-on-one without help from The Nexus! Can Wade Barrett defeat R-Truth one-on-one or will R-Truth show that Barrett can not survive on his own without The Nexus?
After challenging The Miz earlier in the night in an attempt to keep The Miz from cashing in the Money-in-the-Bank contract later in the night and putting his career in certain jeopardy, John Cena was set to go one-on-one with “Mr. Money-in-the-Bank” The Miz, but Miz would state that Cena always thinks he is “one step ahead” before saying that Cena thinks that, by taking Miz out, he ensures that the WWE Title match will go off without a hitch this Sunday! The Miz then states that the anonymous RAW General Manager did not “sanction” their match, so he is going to put in a “substitute” in his “apprentice”, Alex Riley! In the end, it was John Cena making fairly quick work of The Miz’s “apprentice” by forcing Riley to tap out to his STF! After the match, WWE Champion Randy Orton would rush out and attack The Miz in an attempt to prevent The Miz from potentially cashing in the Money-in-the-Bank contract and this would prompt Nexus members Husky Harris & Michael McGillicutty to temporarily attack Randy Orton, but Orton would easily dispatch of the two before Orton would engage in a brawl with John Cena! Several WWE officials would rush out and separate the two Superstars before the anonymous General Manager of RAW chimed in with an email announcing that, since RAW is going “old school”, then John Cena and Randy Orton will both be guests on the legendary Piper’s Pit later in the night with “Rowdy” Roddy Piper! Over the years, Piper’s Pit has been home to some of the most memorable moments in WWE history, but what will happen when John Cena and WWE Champion Randy Orton are guests on the show just six nights before Survivor Series?
Former WWE World Tag Team Champions and WWE Hall of Famers The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff then make an appearance on the “Old School” RAW as Volkoff would sing the Russian national anthem before the Legends are interrupted by Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov! Santino reveals that they are out there because his Russian tag team partner, Vladimir Kozlov, would like to join Nikolai Volkoff in singing the Russian national anthem! After singing off-key, Santino would interrupt the song and states that he has a song of his own before introducing the legendary manager, Slick, to help Santino tear the house down with their song! Santino then asks The Iron Sheik about their song and the always outspoken, but rarely understandable, Hall of Famer says that, without him, there would be no “Hulkamania” and that Russia and Iran are “number one” and telling the fans to stop chanting “USA” and telling them to “shut up”! After The Iron Sheik’s mic was silenced, Jey & Jimmy Uso would come out for their #1 Contender’s match against Santino & Kozlov, but the manager of The Usos, Tamina, would be joined at ringside by her father, Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka!
Then it was time to determine the #1 Contenders for the WWE Tag Team Titles as Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov would face Jey & Jimmy Uso, with Tamina and Tamina’s father, Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka” in their corner! In the end, it was Santino Marella striking with the Cobra Strike en route to picking up the win and becoming the #1 Contenders for the WWE Tag Team Titles! After the match, Sheamus would run out with the intent of getting his hands on Santino Marella as Sheamus would deliver the Brogue Kick to Vladimir Kozlov as well as one of the Usos before John Morrison would run out and attack Sheamus, sending Sheamus packing from the ring! Morrison then reveals why he has been interfering in the rivalry between Santino and Sheamus by saying that Sheamus is a “bully” and he has learned that if you confront a “bully” then they will back down! Morrison then challenges Sheamus to come into the ring and face him and Sheamus does what Morrison eluded to as Sheamus would opt not to fight Morrison and would back away from the challenge! When will these two Superstars finally face off?
After having the anonymous RAW General Manager stating that he would be in a “special match”, that match would see Nexus member David Otunga go one-on-one with SmackDown Superstar Kofi Kingston! During the match, Hall of Famer George “The Animal” Steele would wander out to the ring as the bizarre legend would make his way to the ring corner to enjoy his favorite snack, the contents of the turnbuckle pad! The antics of George Steele would distract, and confuse, David Otunga long enough for Kofi Kingston to hit the Trouble In Paradise en route to picking up the win!
Backstage, John Morrison is talking with legends Gerry Brisco & Arn Anderson over his confrontation with Sheamus when Sheamus comes out of nowhere and lays Morrison out with the Brogue Kick before telling the two legends to inform Morrison, when Morrison gains consciousness, that he accepts Morrison’s challenge to a match and he will face him at Survivor Series! What will happen when Sheamus and Morrison go one-on-one this Sunday?
Backstage, NXT Rookie Diva Aksana, with the Million Dollar Title over her shoulder, is confronted by WWE Legend “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, who directs Aksana towards her mom, who turns out to be Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes wearing a blonde wig! This distracts Aksana long enough for Kelly Kelly to throw a net over the Rookie Diva, allowing Aksana’s husband, Goldust, to take back the Million Dollar Title! Goldust then states that the Million Dollar Title has cost him “more grief that it’s worth” and that he will turn it over to it’s “rightful owner”! Goldust then gives the Million Dollar Title to it’s original owner, “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, who is assured by his taxman, Irwin R. Schyster; I.R.S., that he will put in a suitable “tax shelter”! “The Million Dollar Man” then tries to give the Million Dollar Title back to his son, Ted DiBiase, but DiBiase tells his father to keep it because he is interested in “something else” that is not a “hand-me-down”! “Dashing” Cody Rhodes then comes in and says that it was not very “dashing” and Goldust asks his brother to teach him some “grooming tips”, but Rhodes tells Goldust not to “breath” on him! The father of both Goldust & “Dashing” Cody Rhodes, Dusty Rhodes, then states that he raised some “weird kids” before initiating a Legend dance party with himself, Kelly Kelly, a netted Aksana, “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, I.R.S., Tatanka, & “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, but the dancing would cease when legend Ron Simmons would step in and deliver his signature “damn”!
Then it was time for Nexus leader and #1 Contender for the WWE Title, Wade Barrett, to try and prove himself in a one-on-one encounter as Barrett would go one-on-one with the good friend of John Cena in R-Truth! In the end, it was Wade Barrett hitting the Wasteland on R-Truth en route to picking up the win! Will Wade Barrett do the same this Sunday night en route to becoming WWE Champion? Will John Cena count the fall to keep his job?
In the ring, Ricardo Rodriguez was set to introduce Alberto Del Rio, but Hall of Famer Tito Santana would come out and would do his own introduction of Del Rio as Del Rio would come out and would have his care being driven by legend and the oldest Cruisweight Champion in history in the father of Chavo Guerrero, Chavo Classic! Alberto Del Rio would state that all of the WWE Legends should follow Tito Santana and Chavo Classic and “respect” him! This would bring out Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter, who tells Alberto Del Rio to shut his “hole” and calls Del Rio a “puke” before saying that there are two things that you don’t mess with, “legends and America” before telling Del Rio to “earn” his respect by facing him! Del Rio tells Slaughter to “bring it” before ordering a referee to come down to the ring so they could have their match! Despite an impressive effort by the Hall of Famer, Alberto Del Rio would hit an enziguiri on Sgt. Slaughter en route to picking up the win! After the match, Alberto Del Rio would lock in the cross armbreaker on the Hall of Famer before MVP would rush out and run Del Rio off! How will Alberto Del Rio respond to MVP’s run-in?
The Hall of Fame interviewer “Mean” Gene Okerlund would then introduce a special Hall of Fame guest as Okerlund brings out the sexual and feisty 87-year-old Hall of Famer Mae Young! However, the self-proclaimed “co-Divas Champions” Layla & Michelle McCool would come out and ask if it was an “Old School” RAW or if it was “Jurassic Park” before LayCool states that they have something Mae Young has never had, a championship before asking the fans to give her a hand for someone who is “old enough to be Betty White’s grandmother” before saying that Mae wants her “Ensure” and that she needs her “adult diaper” changed! A fired up Mae Young would then call LayCool a couple of “PG-13” names before challenging LayCool to a No Disqualification Match and LayCool changes it to a Falls Count Anywhere Match! Mae would then get some back up as the #1 Contender for the Divas Title, Natalya, Melina, Eve Torres, & Gail Kim would back up the Hall of Famer by attacking the “co-Divas Champions” before Melina & Eve bring Layla over and allows Mae Young to slap Layla before Natalya delivers a clothesline to Layla before Mae Young would pin Layla to allow the 87-year-old Legend to pin one-half of the self-proclaimed “co-Divas Champions”!
The “Old School” RAW would then be met from a legend from behind the desk as legendary commentator and Hall of Famer “Good Ol’ J.R.” Jim Ross would return to make a special appearance to serve as a commentator next to Jerry “The King” Lawler and a disgruntled Michael Cole as Michael Cole and the legendary Hall of Fame team of J.R. & “The King” would call an interpromotional match as United States Champion Daniel Bryan would go one-on-one with “The All-American American” Jack Swagger! At the end of a hard-fought match, it was Daniel Bryan delivering a kick to the skull of Jack Swagger en route to picking up the win! However, Daniel Bryan’s celebration would be short-lived as Ted DiBiase would come out of nowhere and deliver Dream Street to the United States Champion, physically expressing his desire to hold the legendary gold! Will Ted DiBiase get his shot at the United States Title? How will Daniel Bryan respond to Ted DiBiase’s attack?
It was announced on RAW that, this Sunday at Survivor Series, there will be a Traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Match as Team Mysterio, consisting of Rey Mysterio, “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show, “The Ballin’ Superstar” MVP, Kofi Kingston, & “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters will face Team Del Rio, consisting of Alberto Del Rio, “The All-American American” Jack Swagger, “The Sinister Scotsman” Drew McIntyre, “Dashing” Cody Rhodes, & Tyler Reks! Who will survive Survivor Series to lead their team to victory?
After calling the Daniel Bryan Vs. Jack Swagger match in a commentary flashback, Hall of Famer Jim Ross would take his leave, but not before smacking Michael Cole with his signature black cowboy hat!
Then it was time for a volatile blast from the past as Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper would return to host the legendary and controversial Piper’s Pit with his guests, WWE Champion Randy Orton and the Special Referee for the WWE Title match this Sunday at Survivor Series, John Cena! Roddy Piper states that “old school” to him is not about “nostalgia”, but it is about having to “man up” like he has in the past by smashing a coconut over the head of Jimmy Snuka or smashing a gold record over the head of Captain Lou Albano! Piper then proclaimed that, when there was a “problem”, something was “done” about it before Roddy Piper would introduce one of his guests, John Cena! With Cena in the ring, Roddy Piper tells Cena that he and many other legends have not had the chance to be the WWE Champion and, if Cena gives Wade Barrett the WWE Title without Barrett deserving it, then Cena would be “spitting in the face” of all the legends and tells Cena not to “spit” in his face! Piper then tells Cena to “do the right thing” before Cena states that he will call it down the middle at Survivor Series regardless of what it means for him! This prompts Nexus leader Wade Barrett to interrupt and remind Cena of the stipulations surrounding the WWE Title match this Sunday where Cena will either be “free or fired” depending on if Wade Barrett wins the WWE Title or not before Wade Barrett orders John Cena to put on The Nexus t-shirt on Cena’s last RAW as a part of The Nexus, which Cena is forced to do! This would bring out the other guest in Piper’s Pit, WWE Champion Randy Orton as Orton would set his sights on his opponent this Sunday, Wade Barrett, as the WWE Champion would attack the Nexus leader before getting ready to punt Barrett! However, John Cena would intervene to protect Wade Barrett and Cena would get dropped via an RKO from Randy Orton! Wade Barrett would then try to get the better of Randy Orton, but Orton would get the better of the Nexus leader as Orton would throw Barrett out of the ring before Orton would set his sights on John Cena, ready to punt the Special Referee right out of Survivor Series, but Cena would narrowly avoid disaster via the boot of Orton and would plant Orton with the Attitude Adjustment! Cena would then help Wade Barrett to his feet before Barrett would tell Cena to raise his hand in victory, but Cena would refuse and instead lay out his “boss” with an Attitude Adjustment, which would prompt Roddy Piper to raise the arm of John Cena! How will Wade Barrett respond to the actions of John Cena? How will Randy Orton respond? What will happen this Sunday at Survivor Series when John Cena serves as the Special Referee in the WWE Title match between Randy Orton & Wade Barrett? Will John Cena call the match fairly and risk being fired if Wade Barrett does not win the WWE Title or will Cena do whatever it takes to keep his job?