The 848th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you, live, from the Thomas & Mack Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in Las Vegas, NV.
Quick Match Results
- The Miz def. Santino Marella by pin following the Skull Crushing Finale.
- 6-Diva Tag Match: Mayweather Melee: Beth Phoenix, Rosa Mendes, & Alicia Fox def. Mickie James, Gail Kim, & Kelly Kelly by Alicia Fox pinning Mickie James following the Fox Kick.
- #1 Contenders Match: Non-Title: MVP & Mark Henry (with Floyd Mayweather) def. Big Show & Chris Jericho by MVP pinning Chris Jericho following a brass knuckles shot.
- Boxing Exhibition Match: Hornswoggle def. Chavo Guerrero by DQ after Chavo Guerrero uses a suplex.
- 6-Man Tag: No DQ: D-Generation X & Mr. McMahon (with John Cena) def. Randy Orton & Legacy by Mr. McMahon pinning Randy Orton following the Attitude Adjustment by John Cena.
- D-Generation X & Mr. McMahon Vs. Randy Orton & Legacy
- MVP & Mark Henry Vs. Big Show & Chris Jericho
- Mayweather Melee
- The Miz Vs. Santino Marella
- Boxing Exhibition Match
The show kicked off with the still WWE Champion, Randy Orton, and his multi-generational cohorts, Legacy. "The Viper" claimed that he beat John Cena at SummerSlam. Legacy’s Ted DiBiase then revealed that the fan that attacked the referee during the title match at SummerSlam was not just any fan, it was Ted’s brother, Brett DiBiase! Orton & Legacy stated that they did not know that Brett would interfere in the championship match. Orton vowed that Brett DiBiase would not interfere in one of Orton’s matches again. "The Viper" then proclaims that he will remain champion for a very long time.
Following this stern message from Randy Orton, WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon made a special appearance on RAW! After declaring that the referee’s decision in the WWE Championship Match at SummerSlam is final, Mr. McMahon made a huge announcement regarding the inaugral edition of WWE Breaking Point; Randy Orton will once again defend the WWE Championship against John Cena, but this time it will be an "I Quit" Match! With his big announcement out of the way, the Chairman started to exit the ring when D-Generation X came out! DX made their way to the ring, making Mr. McMahon a bit uneasy. Triple H tells his father-in-law that he does not like "nice Mr. McMahon" and Shawn Michaels adds that he knows why Mr. McMahon is so happy; because it’s his birthday! After Triple H said that McMahon was 84 years old, then 74 years old, the WWE Chairman blurted out that he is actually 64 years old! Not trusting the intentions of his longtime rivals, Mr. McMahon demanded that DX leave the ring. The always controversial duo ignored the "request" by the Chairman and Shawn Michaels said that he supports McMahon not wanting a "happy birthday" and reveals a Mr. McMahon "Tribute Video". The "tribute" started out nice enough with some footage in the storied career of Mr. McMahon. However, the video quickly turned against the Chairman, showing some of McMahon’s most embarassing moments; most of them caused by DX! After his "tribute" was over, Mr. McMahon uttered that he would "not forget this". DX then started rolling out the presents for the Chairman, starting with a giant birthday cake for McMahon. Triple H & Shawn Michaels then felt the need to add some Las Vegas flavor to the celebration and introduced some Las Vegas Showgirls! The Showgirls came down to the ring and gave the birthday boy some birthday kisses. The surprises just kept on coming from DX as they introduced a couple of performs from Cirque de Soleil to do a routine for the Chairman! After bringing out an Elvis impersonator and having everyone sing "happy birthday" to Mr. McMahon, DX then introduced a "special surprise" hiding in the big birthday cake; everybody’s favorite male stripper- Big Dick Johnson! The oversized male stripper danced and squirted baby oil for the Chairman before McMahon had enough of the "entertainment" by Big Dick and threw the partier out of the ring! After the WWE Chairman tells DX that he is getting sick of the birthday surprises, the duo says that they have one more present for Mr. McMahon, but before they could show the present, the party was crashed by Legacy, who assaulted DX before escaping the ring! Triple H then challenges Randy Orton & Legacy to a 6-Man Tag Match against D-Generation X and the Chairman himself, Mr. McMahon! The 64 year old Chairman readily accepts being put into the match, even making it a No Disqualification Match! What will happen when Mr. McMahon teams with his former rivals D-Generation X to combat WWE Champion Randy Orton & Legacy?
The opening match of the night saw the self-proclaimed "awesome" Miz pick up a win over Santino Marella in The Miz’s continued quest to claim the United States Championship. Was United States Champion Kofi Kingston watching his next potential challenger?
Though he had not arrived at the arena, RAW Guest Host Floyd Mayweather made a special 6-Diva Tag Match as all six Divas would be dressed as boxers in a "Mayweather Melee"! The match saw the team of "The Glamazon" Beth Phoenix, Rosa Mendes, & Alicia Fox defeating Diva’s Champion Mickie James, Gail Kim, & Kelly Kelly by Alicia Fox pinning the Diva’s Champion! Will Alicia Fox be Mickie’s next challenger for the gold?
With former rival, Floyd "Money" Mayweather, arriving at any moment, Unified Tag Team Champion Big Show was ready for the boxer’s arrival as he and partner Chris Jericho made their way to the ring. Not forgetting what happened to him a year ago at WrestleMania, "The World’s Largest Athlete" claimed that Mayweather is "hiding" from him. The large Unified Tag Team Champion then stated that the two of them have unfinished business and that he and Jericho would not leave the ring until Mayweather came to the ring! It did not take long for the former boxing champion to make his way to the ring, flanked by his entourage. The always confident Mayweather proclaimed that he would knock Big Show out again, but he has a "more important" fight on September 19. Chris Jericho then gets in the face of "Money" and tells the former champion that he does not think Mayweather is a "good boxer" and that Show & Jericho would be glad to wipe Mayweather off the face of the earth. MVP then interrups the face-off and makes no bones about his thoughts on Big Show, calling Show a "dummy" and a "sasquatch". MVP then asks Guest Host Floyd Mayweather for a shot at Big Show & Chris Jericho where, if MVP and his partner won, they would get a shot at the Unified Tag Team Titles in three weeks at Breaking Point. "Money" agreed to make the match happen and then MVP revealed his partner- "The World’s Strongest Man" Mark Henry!
With a shot at the Unified Tag Team Titles up for grabs, MVP & Mark Henry did battle with Unified Tag Team Champions Big Show & Chris Jericho. It looked as though the dominant champions would avoid defending the titles at Breaking Point, but Floyd Mayweather slipped a pair of brass knuckles to MVP and "The Ballin’ Superstar" used the assist to knock Chris Jericho out and pick up the win for himself and Mark Henry! By defeating the Unified Tag Team Champions, MVP & Mark Henry will challenge Big Show & Chris Jericho for those very titles at Breaking Point! Will Big Show & Chris Jericho continue to solidify their name as "the most dominant tag team in WWE history" or will the new team of MVP & Mark Henry dethrone the confident duo?
Guest Host Floyd Mayweather also sanctioned a special Boxing Exhibition Match between Hornswoggle & Chavo Guerrero! In the end, it was Hornswoggle getting a disqualification victory over his larger adversary after Chavo used an illegal suplex in the match. After the match, Chavo was setting up for a Frog Splash on Hornswoggle, but Evan Bourne came to the rescue and hit Chavo with Air Bourne! How will Chavo respond to Bourne making the save for Hornswoggle?
Then it was time for the main event as WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon teamed with D-Generation X to face the dasterdly trio of WWE Champion Randy Orton & Legacy in a 6-Man Tag Match with no disqualifications! The end of the match came after Randy Orton tried to walk away from the contest only to have his #1 Contender, John Cena, make an appearance and throw "The Viper" back into the ring. As Orton got to his feet, he was met with Sweet Chin Music by Shawn Michaels followed by the Attitude Adjustment by John Cena! Then, the birthday boy himself, Mr. McMahon, pinned the WWE Champion to pick up the win! How will Randy Orton respond to being pinned by the 64 year old Chairman? What will happen between Orton & Cena as Breaking Point draws closer?