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WWE Monday Night RAW October 19, 2009 Detailed Results

Six nights before WWE Bragging Rights, the 856th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you, live, from the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL.

Quick Match Results

  • Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: 10-Man Tag: Big Show, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston, & Mark Henry def. MVP, Evan Bourne, Chavo Guerrero, Primo, & Chris Masters by Jack Swagger pinning Primo following the Cross Rhodes by Cody Rhodes; As a result, all five men retain their spots on Team RAW.
  • Non-Title: Randy Orton def. Ted DiBiase by pin following the RKO.
  • Triple H def. John Cena by pin following the Pedigree.
  • Non-Title: The Miz def. Marty Janetty by pin following the Skull Crushing Finale.
  • Divas Championship: Melina (c) def. Jillian (with Chavo Guerrero) by pin with the L.A. Splits to retain.

Match Quality

  1. Triple H Vs. John Cena
  2. Randy Orton Vs. Ted DiBiase
  3. 10-Man Tag
  4. The Miz Vs. Marty Janetty
  5. Divas Championship

Detailed Results

Six days before Bragging Rights, RAW kicked off with the Guest Host, Snoop Dogg, who was accompanied to the ring by three of the newest Divas to join RAW- Eve Torres & The Bella Twins. Snoop entered the ring and said that he was "honored" to be Guest Hosting RAW an that he is a "big fan" of the WWE. "The D-O Double G" then got down to business as, in addition to the already announced John Cena Vs. Triple H bout, Snoop announced that the WWE Champion, Randy Orton, would be in action against the man who pinned him last week; his own protégé, Ted DiBiase! Not only that, but Snoop made a special match between RAW and SmackDown co-captains as the co-captain of Team RAW, Shawn Michaels, would go one-on-one with the co-captain of Team SmackDown, Chris Jericho! With his business out of the way, Snoop introduced D-Generation X before exiting the ring. DX came out and showed a graphic displaying Team SmackDown. The comedic duo proclaimed that both of them have defeated Chris Jericho at a WrestleMania in the past. They then recalled Triple H’s storied and interesting past with "The Big Red Machine" Kane and stated that Cryme Tyme was the team that could be seen selling stolen tickets in the parking lot. DX then referred to Dolph Ziggler as "the guy who introduces himself a lot" before both veterans got stumped on the last two Superstars making up Team SmackDown, Drew McIntyre & Eric Escobar. Shawn Michaels explained to Triple H who Drew McIntyre is and how Mr. McMahon himself deemed McIntyre as a "future World Champion". However, HBK got a little stuck on the identity of Eric Escobar. HBK did figure out who Escobar was and whispered to Triple H that Escobar is the boyfriend of Vickie Guerrero. "The Game" said that Escobar has to be "tough" to be dating Vickie Guerrero and said that he believes in the policy that a man’s girlfriend should weigh less than the man.

DX then brings the other five members of Team RAW to the ring and introduced each member of the team one-by-one; that is until they came to one of their former rivals, Cody Rhodes, whom they opted not to introduce. Rhodes took it upon himself to grab the microphone and introduce himself. With the co-captains and his RAW teammates in the ring with him, Rhodes proclaimed that he would not listen to DX and stated that they were co-captains "in name only". The confident second-generation Superstar then boastfully claimed that he might not bother tagging out of the match this Sunday and that he might beat all seven members of Team SmackDown on his own! Big Show steps in and demands that Rhodes respect him and that he will have no problem taking out any of his teammates who disappoint Team RAW at Bragging Rights. Mark Henry took this as a threat by Big Show and got in the face of "The World’s Largest Athlete". Jack Swagger then steps in and proclaims that he is "way ahead" of both Big Show & Mark Henry. After this, the team argued amongst themselves  before Kofi Kingston stepped in and tried to play peacemaker for his team. Shawn Michaels then stepped in and announced that himself and Triple H had a feeling the team might meet some turmoil, so they had a back up plan in place. They then announced that the other five members of Team RAW; Big Show, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston, & Mark Henry would compete in a 10-Man Tag Match against MVP, Evan Bourne, Chavo Guerrero, Primo, & Chris Masters! If Team RAW loses the match, whoever is defeated in the match will lose their spot on Team RAW to the Superstar that defeated them! Triple H then announced that the match would be next!

On the midst of self-destruction, five of the seven members of Team RAW battled against MVP, Evan Bourne, Chavo Guerrero, Primo, & Chris Masters with their spots on Team RAW on the line. Though the five members of Team RAW won the match, the ending caused an implosion of Team RAW; the end of the match came when Cody Rhodes hit his patented Cross Rhodes maneuver on Primo. Before Rhodes could get the pin, Jack Swagger tagged himself in and stole the pinfall from Rhodes! Though they kept their spots on Team RAW, the group was still unstable to say the least. After the match, the argument between the teammates picked up again, which led to Jack Swagger attacking Cody Rhodes and throwing his partner out of the ring! This was followed by Big Show shoving Kofi Kingston into Mark Henry and to the mat! Mark Henry then throws Jack Swagger out of the ring and Big Show levels Henry with a spear! Can Team RAW get it together before this Sunday or will the dysfunctional team fall to Team SmackDown?

Speaking of dyfunctional teams, WWE Champion Randy Orton confronted his protégé, and the man who pinned him last week, Ted DiBiase just moments before their one-on-one match. Orton told DiBiase that the Legacy member "betrayed" him last week and then "The Viper" orders DiBiase to not fight back in their match! Orton informed DiBiase that the third-generation Superstar needs to show respect to Orton to avoid being kicked out of Legacy! Orton then threatened DiBiase by telling him that, if DiBiase does fight back, he will "regret" it for the rest of his life! The WWE Champion then told DiBiase that the choice is his. What would DiBiase decide? Will he put his pride aside to remain a part of Legacy?

The time was at hand for WWE Champion Randy Orton to face Ted DiBiase. The match consisted of "The Viper" methodically attacking DiBiase, as well as taunting his protégé. Though the anger of Ted DiBiase reached a boiling point, DiBiase only lashed out once at Orton with a shove to the WWE Champion. Orton then got up and looked straight in the face of Ted DiBiase before hitting DiBiase with the RKO and picking up the win! Has DiBiase kept his spot in Legacy or does Orton have more in store for the young Superstar?

Then it was time for the much-anticipated one-on-one match between John Cena and Triple H in, what could be, John Cena’s final night on RAW. In a match that headlined WrestleMania 22 a few years ago, Cena and "The Game" battled like it was WrestleMania as both men gave it their all in the contest, including Cena kicking out of the Pedigree and Triple H kicking out of the Attitude Adjustment! After a grueling and hotly contested match, it was "The Game" who hit the Pedigree and finally pinned Cena! After the match, Triple H shook the hand of Cena, followed by an emotional Cena exiting the RAW ring; possibly for the last time. Was this truly Cena’s final RAW appearance or will Cena finally put his rivarly with Randy Orton to rest this Sunday in the Anything Goes 1-Hour Iron Man Match and reclaim the WWE Title?

Six nights before he meets his former tag team partner, John Morrison, at Bragging Rights, United States Champion The Miz was in action. However, before the match could begin, Snoop Dogg appeared and informed Miz that he has made a change to Miz’s scheduled match! Snoop then credited the accomplishments of former Rocker, Marty Jannetty, before introducing Janetty himself to face The Miz! Faced with what he has said he would not become, The Miz had some trouble with the former Intercontinental and tag team champion, but was able to hit the Skull Crushing Finale to defeat Marty Jannetty! Will John Morrison suffer the same fate this Sunday or will The Miz be the "Jannetty" of the Miz & Morrison team?

It was announced on RAW that the Divas of RAW and SmackDown would also be competing for "bragging rights" this Sunday as Divas Champion Melina teams with Gail Kim & Kelly Kelly to represent RAW against the SmackDown team of Women’s Champion Michelle McCool, Beth Phoenix, & Natalya! Which trio of Divas will represent their brand proudly in this interpromotional 6-Diva Tag Match at Bragging Rights?

In her required rematch from last week, Jillian was accompanied by Chavo Guerrero as she challenged the new Divas Champion, Melina, for the title. Chavo did all he could to assist Jillian, but Hornswoggle appeared and pulled Chavo off of the apron, which allowed Melina to pin Jillian to make her first title defense a successful one!

After the match, Chavo managed to get ahold of Hornswoggle, but Guest Host Snoop Dogg came to the ring to back Hornswoggle up! With some help from Hornswoggle, Snoop actually delivered a clothesline to Chavo, followed by a spear! Snoop, Hornswoggle, and the Divas then celebrated in the ring; Snoop-style.

It was announced on RAW that NASCAR’s Kyle Busch & Joey Logano will co-host next week’s RAW! What will the racecar drivers have in store for RAW just one night after Bragging Rights?

Then it was time for the main event as RAW co-captain took on SmackDown co-captain as Shawn Michaels faced Chris Jericho. However, after HBK entered the ring, Jericho got a microphone and stated that he could knock Michaels out right then, but he is not going to. The Unified Tag Team Champion then proclaimed that his leadership is what makes Team SmackDown better and that SmackDown’s dominance over RAW starts tonight! With those words, Cryme Tyme made their way through their crowd and into the ring, followed by Kane, Dolph Ziggler, Eric Escobar, & Drew McIntyre! Shawn Michaels backed out of the ring, but was quickly backed up by Triple H, who stood by the side of HBK, followed by Big Show, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston, & Mark Henry! All seven members of Team RAW then entered the ring and went face-to-face with the invaders, Team SmackDown. Triple H then tells Jericho that Team RAW does not like Jericho, does not like Team SmackDown, and does not like SmackDown as a whole. "The Game" then stated that Team SmackDown might have "walked" into RAW territory, but they were about to be "thrown off" RAW territory! With the screeching, but familiar tone of the words "excuse me", Vickie Guerrero came out and revealed that she is the "official consultant" of Team SmackDown! The official consultant then ordered Team SmackDown to leave the ring! Triple H told Team SmackDown that they should listen to their "boss", but that Team SmackDown was already in "trouble" because Team RAW does not work for Vickie! With that, an interpromotional brawl broke out between RAW and SmackDown that spread in and out of the ring! The battle lines have been drawn between RAW and SmackDown. Which brand will prove to be the best come Bragging Rights this Sunday?