With thirteen days to go before Survivor Series, the 859th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you from the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England. Fifteen-time professional boxing champion Ricky Hatton would serve as Guest Host in his home country.
Quick Match Results
- Alicia Fox def. Kelly Kelly by pin following the Fox Kick.
- Sheamus def. local jobber by pin following the Celtic Crucifix (Crucifix Powerbomb).
- Evan Bourne (with The Miz) def. Jack Swagger by pin following Air Bourne to end the undefeated streak of Jack Swagger.
- Randy Orton def. Mark Henry by pin following the RKO.
- Boxer Vs. Wrestler: Ricky Hatton def. Chavo Guerrero by knockout.
- Non-Title: D-Generation X def. Jeri-Show by Shawn Michaels pinning Chris Jericho following an accidental Knockout Punch by Big Show.
- D-Generation X Vs. Jeri-Show
- Evan Bourne Vs. Jack Swagger
- Randy Orton Vs. Mark Henry
- Sheamus Vs. local jobber
- Ricky Hatton Vs. Chavo Guerrero
- Alicia Fox Vs. Kelly Kelly
With RAW emanating from the UK, the “Hitman” of the boxing world, Ricky Hatton, opened the show and welcomed the Sheffield fans to RAW! The multiple time boxing champion discussed his history in the Sheffield Arena and stated that he is a man of the people before being interrupted by Jeri-Show! Still riding high from their collaborative win over WWE Champion John Cena last week, the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions were all all smiles as they made their way to the ring. Big Show reminds Hatton that he has also knocked out people in his career and tells Hatton to leave the ring! “Hitman” responds by telling “The World’s Largest Athlete” that he “loved” seeing Big Show get knocked out by Floyd Mayweather at WrestleMania XXIV. Big Show responds by getting on his knees and offering Hatton a “free shot”! As “Hitman” Hatton was ready to clock Big Show, Chris Jericho stepped in and told his partner that they have “enough problems” with the Triple Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Title at Survivor Series. The brash Jericho then claimed that he defeated John Cena “by himself” last week, that he will defeat The Undertaker on SmackDown, and that he will beat both Undertaker & Big Show to win the World Heavyweight Title come Survivor Series! Naturally, “The World’s Largest Athlete” did not agree with his partner and said that he would be the one walking out as the World Heavyweight Champion. The Unified WWE Tag Team Champions then argued with each other before Ricky Hatton stepped in and announced that Jeri-Show will be facing D-Generation X in the main event! Jericho responded by calling Hatton “punch drunk” and Hatton told Jericho to get out of his face! Jeri-Show then surrounded the Guest Host and looked like they were ready to pummel Hatton until DX came out and saved the day for Hatton! Triple H tells Jeri-Show that they should know better by now given their poor history with Guest Hosts and that Hatton should not worry about Jeri-Show as DX will take care of it! Shawn Michaels then states that he wants to do it “right now” and attacks Chris Jericho, who gets sent out of the ring! All alone with an experienced professional boxer and one of the most legendary duos in the WWE, it briefly looked like Big Show was ready to take all three on by himself before backing out of the ring and exiting with his tag partner! Which team will come out the winners in the main event? Can Jeri-Show hold it together long enough to get the win?
One week before she defends the Divas Title on RAW, Divas Champion Melina watched as the new #1 Contender Alicia Fox picked up a victory over Kelly Kelly! Who will emerge from Madison Square Garden on next week’s RAW as the Divas Champion?
After possibly ending the veteran career of Jamie Noble, “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus was in action on RAW, picking up a dominant victory over a local wrestler!
“The All-American American” Jack Swagger was in action on RAW against the high-flying Evan Bourne, but thanks to The Miz, Swagger’s undefeated streak he vowed to keep until the end of the year came to an early halt as Miz’s arrival on the scene allowed “Air” Bourne to take advantage and pick up the big win over Swagger! With the two of them embroiled in a budding rivalry, how can The Miz & Jack Swagger co-exist with their three partners come Survivor Series?
Moments before Mark Henry went one-on-one with former WWE Champion Randy Orton, MVP & Mark Henry presented The VIP Lounge with their guest and team captain for Survivor Series, Kofi Kingston! The World’s Strongest Tag Team welcomed Kofi to The Lounge and presented a toast to Kingston! However, the toast was interrupted by “The Viper” Randy Orton and his Legacy co-horts! The dangerous trio made their way to the ring and came face-to-face with Kofi, MVP, & Mark Henry. Orton refers to the three Superstars before him as “street thugs” and that he plans to “embarrass” Kofi Kingston and his team at Survivor Series! Orton then said that the three of them beling in the “hood”. This comment led to Kofi slapping Orton in the face! The six Superstars then engaged in an intense staredown in the middle of The VIP Lounge!
With their respected co-horts at ringside, Randy Orton went head-to-head with Mark Henry and, in the end, it was Orton who hit a lightning-quick RKO on “The World’s Strongest Man” to pick up the victory! After the match, Orton got a hold of and returned the slap of Kofi Kingston, but Kingston fired back with a right hand to “The Viper”! Legacy helped the livid Randy Orton out of the ring and held Orton back! A potential “powder keg” has been lit, will it explode come Survivor Series? Who will be left standing at the survivor or survivors?
Again finding himself in an unenviable situation against a Guest Host, “The Latin Warrior” Chavo Guerrero was left seeing stars at the hands of Guest Host Ricky Hatton and a vicious right hand in a special Boxer Vs. Wrestler Match!
The legendary and controversial WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper will serve as the Guest Host of RAW next week in “The World’s Most Famous Arena” as the final RAW before Survivor Series stops at Madison Square Garden in New York City! What will “Hot Rod” have in store for RAW next week?
With WWE Champion John Cena on commentary, D-Generation X faced Unified WWE Tag Team Champions Jeri-Show in a non-title match. The end of the match came when Big Show was ready to knock out Shawn Michaels with his vicious right hand, but HBK ducked the match-ending shot and Show’s fist instead landed on the chin of his tag team partner, Chris Jericho! After this huge error, Triple H took Big Show to the outside of the ring, which allowed Shawn Michaels to cover Jericho to pick up the win for DX!
After the match, a blockbuster main event was announced for next week’s RAW in Madison Square Garden as champions team up in a Triple Threat Tag Match when WWE Champion John Cena teams with World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker to take on D-Generation X & Jeri-Show! With just six days before Survivor Series, something has to give next week on RAW. Who will come out of the show with the crucial momentum for their Triple Threat Title Match at Survivor Series?