The 845th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you, live, from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Mohegan Sun, CT.
Quick Match Results
- Jack Swagger def. Evan Bourne by pin following the Swagger Bomb.
- Beth Phoenix & Jillian def. Mickie James & Gail Kim by Beth Phoenix pinning Gail Kim following the Glam Slam.
- 2-on-1 Handicap Match: Legacy def. Triple H by Cody Rhodes pinning Triple H following Cross Rhodes.
- Brother Vs. Brother: Carlito def. Primo by pin following the Back Stabber.
- Mark Henry def. Chavo Guerrero by pin following the World’s Strongest Slam.
- United States Championship: Kofi Kingston (c) def. Big Show by DQ after Big Show ignored the referee’s five-count; Kofi Kingston (c) retains.
- Lumberjack Match: John Cena def. The Miz by pin following the Attitude Adjustment; As a result, The Miz is banned from Monday Night RAW.
- Legacy Vs. Triple H
- John Cena Vs. The Miz
- United States Championship
- Jack Swagger Vs. Evan Bourne
- Carlito Vs. Primo
- Mark Henry Vs. Chavo Guerrero
- Beth Phoenix & Jillian Vs. Mickie James & Gail Kim
The show kicked off with the Guest Host of RAW, Jeremy Piven. However, the Golden Globe winner did not come alone as he brought a fellow popular actor that goes by the name of Dr. Ken. Piven and the "pimped out" Dr. Ken made their way to the ring, fired up to be in charge of Monday Night RAW. After the "Entourage" star gets done hyping the main event match between Triple H and Legacy, The Miz interrupts the actor and tells RAW’s Guest Host that Piven is "making a mockery" of RAW. The self-proclaimed "Chick Magnet" then stated that he’s an "acclaimed television star". Amused by Miz’s bravado, Piven referred to Miz as "Lay-Miz" and told the "awesome" Miz that all Miz is known for is "drinking and sitting in a hot tob on TV". The star of "The Goods" tells Miz that Miz does not have "the goods". Miz then cuts to the chase and tells the Guest Host that he wants a rematch with John Cena; referring to Cena’s win over Miz last week as being "lucky". Miz then demands that Piven make the match. This brings out John Cena, who says that Miz is "really not that good" and refers to "The Awesome Chick Magnet" as being "pathetic". Cena then tells the Guest Host to make their match "interesting". At the urging of the #1 Contender for the WWE Title, Jeremy Piven announces that the match will be a Lumberjack Match! After Miz scoffs at the idea of a Lumberjack Match being "interesting", Cena suggests to Piven, and Piven makes it official, that if The Miz loses to John Cena in the main event, then Miz is not only banned from competing at "The Biggest Event of the Summer", SummerSlam, but Miz is banned from Monday Night RAW! With his career as a RAW Superstar on the line, can The Miz find a way to defeat John Cena in a Lumberjack Match or will John Cena finally rid RAW of The Miz?
The opening match of the night saw "The All-American American" Jack Swagger avenge his loss last week by defeating Evan Bourne with authority. After the match, Swagger continued to assault Bourne until MVP made the save for the grounded high-flyer. Upon the arrival of "The Franchise Playa", Jack Swagger made his exit, proud of his actions. Will we see a retaliation by MVP on the behalf of Evan Bourne?
Backstage, Unified Tag Team Champion Big Show confronts Jeremy Piven and tells the Guest Host that he wants Shaquille O’Neal one-on-one! After angering "The World’s Largest Athlete", Big Show threatens Piven by challenging Piven to a match on RAW! Piven was able to save himself by possibly sacrificing another as Piven placed Big Show in a match for the United States Title against Kofi Kingston! Pleased with the prospect of possibly holding the United States & Unified Tag Team Titles at the same time, Big Show backed off of Piven. Can even Kofi Kingston survive "The World’s Largest Athlete"? Will we see Big Show become a double champion?
The Diva’s Champion, Mickie James, was in action, teaming with Gail Kim in a losing effort to "The Glamazon" Beth Phoenix and "The Sour-Noted Songstress" Jillian. Will Beth Phoenix be the first to challenge Mickie James for the Diva’s Title?
Then it was time for a 2-on-1 Handicap Match that was requested by Triple H as "The Game" squared off with both members of Legacy- Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase. In a surprising turn of events, Legacy was actually able to get the win over Triple H! After the match, Triple H pondered if Legacy was "too much" for him to handle. Triple H then contemplated being part of a group again, saying that he used to be good at "gang warfare". Triple H then stated that he would only need to make "one phone call". Triple H then tells Legacy that he’s got "two words" for them! Is "The Cerebral Assassin" referring to what we think he is referring to? If it is, what is Legacy’s plan to fight back?
In a "Battle of a Broken Brothers’ Bond", Carlito was able to defeat his younger brother, Primo, in a one-on-one match.
Before Chavo Guerrero was set to face off with Hornswoggle with no "tricks" being played on Chavo, Jeremy Piven & Dr. Ken made an appearance and informed "The Mexican Warrior" that Hornswoggle had come down with "adult chicken pox", but that Chavo would be facing Hornswoggle’s "cousin" instead; "Mark Swoggle". The biggest leprechaun in history came down to the ring in the form of "The World’s Strongest Man" Mark Henry. Henry made quick work of Chavo, leaving Chavo laying in the ring. After the match, Henry let his "cousin" out from under the ring and Hornswoggle hit the Tadpole Splash on Chavo; humiliating "The Mexican Warrior" for the fifth straight week!
With his partner, Chris Jericho, providing commentary at ringside, one-half of the Unified Tag Team Champions, Big Show, looked to add more gold to his impressive resume as he faced Kofi Kingston for the United States Title. However, the frustration of being humiliated by Shaquille O’Neal last week bubbled over into the match and "The World’s Largest Athlete" found himself getting disqualified for ignoring the five-count of the referee. Kofi kept the title, but was completely demolished by Big Show after the match. With a broken United States Champion on the mat, the seemingly unstoppable duo of Big Show & Chris Jericho stood tall and proud over the scene. How does Cryme Tyme expect to overcome the freakish size of Big Show at SummerSlam?
Backstage, Triple H is making his "one phone call", but it did not go the way that "The Game" had thought it would. After finding out that the individual on the other line was not only not watching RAW, but was not even home, Triple H asked the other person for help and asked the individual "are you ready"? The question was answered by a dial tone as Triple H got hung up on! What is Triple H’s "Plan B"? Will Triple H be able to change this individual’s mind or will "The Game" have to find someone else to help him?
Backstage, Guest Host Jeremy Piven & his "associate", Dr. Ken, are confronted by the WWE Champion, Randy Orton. The two actors tried to have some "fun" with the champion, but "The Viper" wanted none of it, intimidating Piven & Dr. Ken by threatening to punt their skulls and end their careers.
It was revealed on RAW that next week’s Guest Host will be WWE Hall of Famer and former WWE Champion, Sgt. Slaughter! How will "The Sarge" run things on RAW as he steps back into a WWE ring? What affect will the WWE Legend have on SummerSlam?
Before the Lumberjack Match between John Cena & The Miz was set to get started, Jeremy Piven & Dr. Ken came out. After the intense intimidation by "The Viper" just moments earlier, Piven announced that he was a fan of Orton’s! Piven then stated that he "hand-picked" the Lumberjacks for the match. At the head of these Lumberjacks was the WWE Champion Randy Orton and his henchmen, Legacy. Despite the odds and being brutally assaulted at every turn by the Lumberjacks, John Cena was able to plant The Miz with the Attitude Adjustment and ban Miz from Monday Night RAW! However, Cena’s work was not done as Jeremy Piven climbed the top rope and attempted to take down the former World Champion! Cena caught the Guest Host with ease and used to body of Piven to knock down his attackers. However, Dr. Ken took matters into his own hands as he blasted Cena in the back with a cane! Cena threw Piven down and turned his attention to Dr. Ken, who begged for John Cena to show him some mercy. Cena declined and opted to show Dr. Ken what happens to those who try to double-cross him as he tossed the doctor out on top of the Lumberjacks. Cena then stared up the ramp at the WWE Champion, Randy Orton. With his determination evident, will John Cena recapture the WWE Championship at SummerSlam or will "The Viper" manage to keep the gold once again?