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WWE Monday Night RAW September 14, 2009 Detailed Results

One night removed from Breaking Point, the 851st edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you, live, from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Quick Match Results

  • The Miz & Jack Swagger def. Kofi Kingston & Primo by Jack Swagger pinning Kofi Kingston following the Swagger Bomb.
  • #1 Contender’s Match for the Diva’s Title: Alicia Fox def. Gail Kim (in her hometown) by pin following the Fox Kick to become the #1 Contender for the Diva’s Title.
  • Shawn Michaels (with Triple H) def. Ted DiBiase (with Cody Rhodes) by DQ after Cody Rhodes interfered.
  • Hornswoggle & Evan Bourne def. Chavo Guerrero & Carlito by Hornswoggle pinning Chavo Guerrero following the Tadpole Splash.
  • 6-Person Mixed Tag Match: Trish Stratus (in her hometown), MVP, & Mark Henry def. Beth Phoenix, Big Show, & Chris Jericho by Trish Stratus pinning Beth Phoenix following Stratusfaction.
  • No Holds Barred: Batista (with John Cena) def. Randy Orton by pin following the Batista Bomb.

Match Quality

  1. Shawn Michaels Vs. Ted DiBiase
  2. Trish Stratus, MVP, & Mark Henry Vs. Beth Phoenix, Big Show, & Chris Jericho
  3. Batista Vs. Randy Orton
  4. The Miz & Jack Swagger Vs. Kofi Kingston & Primo
  5. Alicia Fox Vs. Gail Kim
  6. Hornswoggle & Evan Bourne Vs. Chavo Guerrero & Carlito

Detailed Results

The show opened with the return of "The Animal" Batista as the five-time World Champion would make a "career-altering" announcement. "The Animal" started by thanking all of the fans around the world for their support and then reveals that he has returned to RAW to say "goodbye". Randy Orton then interrupts the emotional moment and makes his way to the ring. The former WWE Champion tells Batista that he is "not happy" about losing the WWE Title at Breaking Point, but he is happy about Batista’s retirement. Orton then proclaims that Batista is retiring because of him, not because of the injury to his arm. Believe it or not, Orton’s arrival actually brings a smile to the face of "The Animal"! Batista tells Orton that he is smiling for two reasons; one, Orton is predictable and two, he knows something that Orton doesn’t. With that statement, Batista slid off his protective arm brace and attacked Orton, laying the former champion out with a powerslam before dispatching him from the ring! After the successful luring of "The Viper" to the ring for the attack, "The Animal" drops the bombshell announcement that he’s not retiring, but that he’s going to SmackDown! The surprises just kept on coming from Batista as the former World Champion announced that Guest Host Trish Stratus has given Batista a final match on RAW; a No Holds Barred Match against Randy Orton! Before Batista heads back to Friday Nights, "The Animal" will get his hands on the man who has twice injured him and almost cost him his career in the past, Randy Orton. Will there be anything left of Orton once Batista is done with him?

Still reeling from the string of surprises brought on by Batista, the Toronto crowd was then treated to an appearance by the Guest Host for the night and Toronto’s own, Trish Stratus! "The Diva of the Decade" proclaimed that it was good to be "home"; both in Toronto and in the WWE. The seven-time Women’s Champion then says that she thinks that she will be a good Guest Host since she "knows" RAW and knows what the fans want. Trish then announced that Randy Orton will get his rematch for the WWE Championship at the inaugral WWE Hell in a Cell event in a, you guessed it, Hell in a Cell Match! Following this announcement, Trish promised "stratusfaction"!

One night after failing to pry the United States Championship from Kofi Kingston, The Miz was in tag team action against the United States Champion as Miz teamed up with "The All-American American" Jack Swagger to face the team of Primo & Kofi Kingston. During the match, The Miz stole the United States Title belt from Kofi and walked off with it! This distracted the champion long enough for Swagger to hit his signature powerbomb and pin "The Jamaican Sensation"! How will Kofi respond to The Miz stealing the title belt?

With Diva’s Champion Mickie James on commentary, a new #1 Contender for her Diva’s Title would be determined as Toronto resident, Gail Kim, squared off with Alicia Fox. In the end, it was Fox that took advantage of a missed high risk maneuver by Gail Kim that allowed Alicia Fox to become the #1 Contender for the Diva’s Title! When will Mickie & Fox do battle over the championship?

Backstage, Guest Host Trish Stratus is confronted by Chris Jericho & Beth Phoenix and it leads to the Canadian beauty making a tag team match pitting Chris Jericho & Beth Phoenix against Trish and a partner of her choosing! Who will Trish choose as her partner?

One night after being forced to tap out to Legacy at Breaking Point, "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels was out to avenge the loss as he went one-on-one with one-half of Legacy, Ted DiBiase. Still feeling the effects of the Submissions Count Anywhere match twenty-four hours earlier, the DX member struggled to get the upper hand during the bout, but once he did, Cody Rhodes interfered by attacking Michaels and trying to lock him in the Figure-4 Leg Lock around the steel post like he did at Breaking Point! After being a little too late the night before, Triple H quickly blasted Cody Rhodes to prevent Rhodes from locking the hold in. All four competitors then got involved in a full-on brawl throughout the raucous crowd in the Air Canada Centre! It was later announced that these two teams will once again do battle in three weeks time in a Hell in a Cell Match at WWE Hell in a Cell! How will Legacy fare in their first ever Hell in a Cell Match against Cell veterans Triple H & Shawn Michaels?

In tag team action, Hornswoggle & Evan Bourne teamed up to defeat the team of "The Mexican Warrior" Chavo Guerrero and Carlito. After losing to Hornswoggle yet again, Chavo declared that he "gives up" in regards to trying to beat Hornswoggle! What does this mean for Chavo Guerrero? Will "The Mexican Warrior" be able to move on from his rivalry with Hornswoggle?

After such an explosive night of action on RAW, the individual who overseen it all, Guest Host Trish Stratus, got back into the ring as she teamed up with MVP to take on the team of Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho & "The Glamazon" Beth Phoenix. During the match, the action between MVP & Jericho spilled to the outside of the ring, which led to Big Show interfering! Mark Henry then rushed down to help out his tag team partner, MVP!

Guest Host Trish Stratus declared that the match would not end like that and made the match a 6-Person Mixed Tag Match where she would team with MVP & Mark Henry to take on Beth Phoenix and the Unified Tag Team Champions Big Show & Chris Jericho. In the end, the contest broke down between the males on the outside of the ring, which left Trish & Phoenix going one-on-one. Showing that she still has it, Trish delivered a little Stratusfaction to "The Glamazon" to pick up the win for her team!

With Trish Stratus’ night as Guest Host coming to a close, next week’s RAW Guest Host was revealed to be legendary comedian and actor, Cedric The Entertainer! What will Cedric have in store for next week’s RAW?

Then it was time for the main event as "The Animal" Batista returned to in-ring action in his last match before heading to Friday Night SmackDown and he would face the man who cost him the WWE Championship by injuring his arm back in June, Randy Orton. As if that was not enough, the match would be No Holds Barred! "The Animal" took it to Orton throughout the match, but "The Viper" decided that he had had enough and tried to walk out of the match but was stopped by the new WWE Champion John Cena! Orton’s Hell in a Cell opponent then ran down Orton and "delivered" Orton to Batista. "The Animal" then planted "The Viper" with the Batista Bomb to pick up the win and have a successful send-off! What can we expect from Batista now that the four-time World Heavyweight Champion moves back to Friday Nights? What can we expect to see between new WWE Champion John Cena and the former champion Randy Orton heading into their Hell in a Cell Match in three weeks?