The 841st edition of Monday Night RAW came to you from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA.
Quick Match Results
- Non-Title: Edge & Chris Jericho def. Primo & Carlito by Edge pinning Primo following the Spear.
- Mickie James & Gail Kim (in her return to RAW) def. Maryse & Alicia Fox (in her RAW debut) by Gail Kim pinning Maryse following Christo.
- Mark Henry def. Cody Rhodes by intentional Count-Out.
- Non-Title: Randy Orton def. Ted DiBiase by pin following the RKO.
- Non-Title: Evan Bourne def. Kofi Kingston by pin following Air Bourne.
- Night of Champions Tournament: Finals: Triple H & John Cena fight to a No Contest after Legacy interferes.
- Randy Orton Vs. Ted DiBiase
- Triple H Vs. John Cena
- Evan Bourne Vs. Kofi Kingston
- Edge & Chris Jericho Vs. Primo & Carlito
- Mark Henry Vs. Cody Rhodes
- Mickie James & Gail Kim Vs. Maryse & Alicia Fox
RAW kicked off with the Guest Host of RAW, "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase. The WWE Legend was accompanied by his son, Ted DiBiase, and Cody Rhodes of Legacy. "The Million Dollar Man" states that no championship matches can take place before the Night of Champions, but that he can use his unlimited power to make a championship match for the Night of Champions. With that, the Guest Host announced that, at the Night of Champions, Unified Tag Team Champions Edge & Chris Jericho will defend the titles against Legacy! "The Million Dollar Man" was not done with his blockbuster announcements as he made two big matches for RAW. First, it would be Cody Rhodes going one-on-one with the man who pinned his mentor, WWE Champion Randy Orton, last week- "The World’s Strongest Man" Mark Henry! "The Million Dollar Man" then turned his attention to his son and brought up DiBiase’s confrontation with Randy Orton at The Bash and announces that it will be the protégé taking on the mentor as Ted DiBiase will square off with the leader of Legacy, Randy Orton! What will happen when Ted DiBiase is forced to face, not only his mentor, but the WWE Champion Randy Orton?
The opening match of the night saw Unified Tag Team Champions Edge & Chris Jericho defeat the former champions, Primo & Carlito, in a non-title match. After the match concluded, Carlito shocked the world by attacking his younger brother! The elder Colon seemed to have lost it as he ran Primo shoulder-first into the steel ring post before throwing him to the outside and pounding his brother on the floor. Carlito then threw Primo over the announce table and walked away from the scene. What has caused Carlito to turn on his own flesh-and-blood? How will Primo respond to Carlito’s assault?
Backstage, Randy Orton meets up with Legacy; Orton tells DiBiase that "losing to me will accomplish nothing." DiBiase takes exception to Orton’s assumption that Orton could beat him. DiBiase boldy tells Orton that his father is much better than Ortons’ father. A fired up DiBiase then tells his mentor that he will beat him! Will DiBiase beat the WWE Champion or will Randy Orton prove to Ted DiBiase that he is better than him?
In Divas action, the team of Mickie James & Gail Kim defeated the team of Divas Champion Maryse & Alicia Fox with Gail Kim getting the pinfall over the Divas Champion! Things have not been looking good for the Divas Champion, what will happen when she squares off with Mickie James with the title on the line at the Night of Champions?
MVP made an appearance on RAW to present The VIP Lounge. MVP introduced his guest, "The All-American American" Jack Swagger. MVP started by calling Swagger a "fraud" due to his actions on his RAW debut last week. "The All-American American" responded by calling MVP a "con" and declaring that he is the real "MVP of RAW." MVP admits that he’s made some mistakes in his life, but that he has owned up for them. MVP then says that, unlike Swagger, he has never been afraid of a fight. MVP then gets in the face of "The All-American American" and Swagger calls MVP a "criminal" before deciding to back away from MVP and make his exit. For two weeks in a row, Jack Swagger has avoided a confrontation. With all the personal insults he made against MVP, will MVP be on the hunt for "The All-American American" in the coming weeks?
Then it was time for Cody Rhodes to face the difficult task of trying to take down "The World’s Strongest Man" Mark Henry. Henry quickly planted the second-generation star with the World’s Strongest Slam, but Rhodes immediately rolled out of the ring and walked out of the match, giving Mark Henry the win via count-out. What’s next for Mark Henry? Will he continue to pursue Randy Orton and the WWE Championship?
Cody Rhodes did not have much luck against Mark Henry, but how would his tag team partner, Ted DiBiase, fare against Legacy’s mentor and WWE Champion Randy Orton? Ted DiBiase put up a valiant effort against Orton, but in the end, the lightning-quick Orton was able to plant his protégé with the RKO to pick up the win.
Backstage, DiBiase confronts his father and accuses "The Million Dollar Man" of trying to steal his "spotlight" and setting him up to fail against Orton. The elder DiBiase denied his son’s allegations to which DiBiase responded with a vicious slap to his own father’s face!
In a fast-paced non-title bout, Evan Bourne was able to pick up a big win over the United States Champion Kofi Kingston. However, there would be no rest for the weary as Big Show wasted no time in coming to the ring and attacking both Superstars. Big Show focused on the United States Champion, but Evan Bourne tried to save Kofi, but "The World’s Largest Athlete" just kept swatting Bourne away. Big Show then plowed through Bourne with a vicious spear, making sure that Bourne would not interrupt his ruthless attack on Kofi Kingston. With Bourne out of the picture, Big Show delivered several blows to the ribs of the United States Champion. Big Show then locked his patented camel clutch in on Kofi. What drove Big Show to attack Kofi Kingston in such a fashion? How will Kofi & Bourne respond to this assault by Big Show?
Then it was time for the epic main event as "The Game" Triple H squared off with John Cena to determine who would face Randy Orton for the WWE Championship at the Night of Champions. The end of the match came when Randy Orton sent Legacy into the ring to attack both Triple H & John Cena. Legacy did as they was told and quickly left the ring. Orton then declared that the match was a No Contest and that neither man would face him at Night of Champions! However, the Guest Host had different plans as "The Million Dollar Man" informed Randy Orton that he will be defending the WWE Championship at Night of Champions against both Triple H & John Cena in a Triple Threat Match! Can Orton survive a Triple Threat showdown with "The Game" and John Cena? Who will leave the Night of Champions as the WWE Champion?