Six nights before Survivor Series, the 860th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you, live, from Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY. Outspoken and controversial WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper would serve as Guest Host. In a star-studded Triple Threat Tag Match, WWE Champion John Cena would team up with World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker to take on D-Generation X and the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions Jeri-Show. The Divas Title would be on the line as Melina defends against Alicia Fox. The new theme song for Monday Night RAW would debut.
Quick Match Results
- United States Championship: The Miz (c) def. MVP by pin following the Skull Crushing Finale to retain.
- Santino Marella (with Hornswoggle) def. Chavo Guerrero by roll-up.
- Divas Championship: Lumberjill Match: Melina (c) def. Alicia Fox by pin with the Last Call to retain.
- Jack Swagger def. Evan Bourne by pin following the Swagger Bomb.
- Triple Threat Tag Match: Non-Title: John Cena & The Undertaker def. D-Generation X & Jeri-Show by John Cena pinning Triple H following the Attitude Adjustment.
- Triple Threat Tag Match
- United States Championship
- Divas Championship
- Jack Swagger Vs. Evan Bourne
- Santino Marella Vs. Chavo Guerrero
Before RAW officially got underway, Guest Host “Rowdy” Roddy Piper had a brief edition of the historic and controversial Piper’s Pit with famous actor, Luis Guzman, and a fellow Hall of Famer, The Iron Sheik! The legendary Iran competitor behaved himself until Luis Guzman mentioned Hulk Hogan, which led to Sheik going on one of his classic tirades about “The Hulkster”! The Guest Host, actor, and former WWE Champion then presented a Saturday Night Live style introduction to Monday Night RAW!
The show kicked off with United States Champion The Miz who, before he defended his title, took the time to belittle the 20,000 plus New Yorkers in attendance by saying that the New York Yankees “bought” the 2009 World Series. After insulting the fans in The Garden, The Miz successfully defended the United States Title against a two-time United States Champion, MVP, in front of MVP’s good “friend” Sherri Shepherd; who was in the front row at ringside! The Miz is rolling towards Survivor Series. Will Miz lead his team to an “awesome” victory against Team Morrison in the 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match?
After being knocked out by professional boxer Ricky Hatton in England, Chavo Guerrero would look to bounce back from his embarassment as he went one-on-one with Santino Marella. During the match, a Hornswoggle illegally clad in DX apparel, distracted Chavo long enough for Santino to roll-up “The Latin Warrior” to pick up the win!
Following the match, D-Generation X made an appearance and said they are out there to discuss the “elephant” in the room; the Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship at Survivor Series. Triple H assured everyone that there will be no dissention in DX at Survivor Series and, even though they intend on battling each other over the prestigous championship, as long as DX is in possession of the WWE Championship, it does not matter which one of them wins! The legendary duo then addressed Hornswoggle and Triple H invited Hornswoggle to join them in the ring to become a member of DX! An ecstatic Hornswoggle joined Triple H & Shawn Michaels in the ring for the signature “Are You Ready?” speech. However, in the middle of the presentation, Triple H turned around and hit Hornswoggle with the Pedigree! DX tried a “cease and desist” order to stop Hornswoggle’s infringement of DX copyrights to no avail. Will the Pedigree put an end to Hornswoggle’s antics?
The stars were certainly out in New York City as, in addition to Luis Guzman, Sherri Shepherd, & The Black Eyed Peas, comedian and self-proclaimed “World Champion” and best athlete in the world, Judah Friedlander, made a special appearance to serve as the Guest Ring Announced for the Divas Title Match! One of the stars of “30 Rock” also had the task of revealing that the match would be a Lumberjill Match featuring the Divas taking part in the 5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Match this Sunday! At the end of the hectic match, Melina emerged victorious and still the Divas Champion! In a preview of Survivor Series, a Divas brawl broke out after the match with Team Mickie standing tall in the end! Will Team Mickie see the same result this Sunday or will Team Michelle as the winning team?
One week after seeing his undefeated streak come to an end at the hands of Evan Bourne, with a big assist from The Miz, Jack Swagger got a bit of redemption with a win over Evan Bourne! After the last couple of weeks, can Jack Swagger compete on the same team as The Miz this Sunday?
Guest Host Roddy Piper appeared in front of the MSG crowd and stated that New York City is the only city that welcomes the in-your-face style of “Hot Rod” and that the people he have faced have ended up either “bald or dead”. The Hall of Famer then stated that he has done “unspeakable things” in Madison Square Garden and that he “loved” every minute of it! Piper then reveals that, before he calls it quits, he wants one last match; a match against the WWE Chairman himself, Mr. McMahon! The Chairman came out to respond to Piper’s challenge and told Piper that “mother nature” has “not been kind” to Piper! McMahon then said that his forefathers would be “ashamed” if he had a match with Piper. The confident Chairman then stated that he “looks” better than everyone else and that he has beaten some of the greatest Superstars to step foot in the WWE! “The Boss” then announces he is “officially retired” from in-ring competition! Not phased by the speech delivered by the Chairman, Piper responded by saying that he has survived car crashes and cancer and that, if McMahon has the “guts”, he will be back in the ring later to await McMahon. The Guest Host then vows to try and “retire” McMahon “in full”. Piper then exits the ring, leaving Mr. McMahon with a tough decision to make. Will the Chairman step into the ring with Roddy Piper?
While Roddy Piper certainly made an impact on Monday Night RAW as the Guest Host, fellow Hall of Famer, politician, and former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura will host RAW next week as RAW, SmackDown, & ECW all converge on a RAW Thanksgiving; a three-hour special edition of RAW celebrating “Turkey Day”! What will Jesse Ventura have in store for the three-hour RAW? With all three brands on hand, will chaos reign at the WWE celebration of Thanksgiving?
“The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus made an appearance on RAW and stated that he has been on RAW for four weeks and he has already ended the career of one Superstar, Jamie Noble. The intense Irishman then laid out an open challenge for anyone to face him in a match! When no one responded, the patience, or lack of, of “The Celtic Warrior” ran out as Sheamus exited the ring and “confronted” the WWE Timekeeper, Mark Yeaton; asking what Yeaton was “looking at”. Sheamus then pulled Yeaton out of his seat and brutally assaulted the helpless Timekeeper before leaving him lying motionless on the floor. Hall of Famer & RAW Color Commentator, Jerry “The King” Lawler, got up from his announce position to check on Mark Yeaton, but as he went to do so, Sheamus blind-sided Lawler with a bicycle kick! After this unprovoked attack on a defenseless Mark Yeaton and a cheap shot on Jerry Lawler, the Timekeeper and Hall of Famer were helped to the back by referees and medics. How will Lawler respond and what is the condition of both men? Who will Sheamus target next?
With Matt Striker filling in for Jerry Lawler, the show rolled on as Guest Host Roddy Piper was back in the ring and was awaiting an answer to his earlier challenge to Mr. McMahon. However, before the Chairman could provide an answer to Piper’s challenge, Randy Orton came out instead and told Piper that he does not know if McMahon intended to come out to answer the challenge, but that he does know that Piper has “big problems” because he is out there! “The Viper” then kicks the Hall of Famer, but Piper fights back! Unfortunately, Piper’s comeback was brief as Orton viciously stomped away at the Guest Host and was set to punt the legend when Kofi Kingston rushed out to make the save! Kofi sent Orton out of the ring, but Kofi was not finished with “The Legend Killer” as the two brawled all over Madison Square Garden before both men ended up in the dangerous technical area of the arena. After laying Orton on a table, Kofi was prevented from pulling off whatever he has planned by a number of referees. However, Kofi would break away from the referees and deliver his signature Boom Drop to Orton; putting “The Viper” through the table to the floor! In a bit of a “role reversal” for Randy Orton, Kofi Kingston is now the “hunter” and Orton is the “hunted”. What will go down between these two this Sunday when Team Orton faces Team Kingston in a 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match?
Then it was time for the much-anticipated main event as World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker would appear on RAW for the first time in around a year as “The Deadman” would team with WWE Champion John Cena to face D-Generation and the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions Jeri-Show in a Triple Threat Tag Match. The end of the chaotic match came when Shawn Michaels hits Big Show with Sweet Chin Music, followed by Chris Jericho hitting the Codebreaker on HBK! Undertaker then takes out Jericho with a chokeslam, then Triple H sends The Undertaker to the outside! “The Game” then turns right into the Attitude Adjustment by John Cena, who pins the DX member to pick up the win for the “World Champion team”! After the match, The Undertaker sent a strong message to Jeri-Show that it will be “every man for himself” this Sunday by planting his own partner, John Cena, with a Tombstone Piledriver! What will happen this Friday night on SmackDown when The Undertaker reunites with his brother, Kane, to face Chris Jericho & Big Show just two nights before the Triple Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Championship? John Cena pinned Triple H to win the match on RAW; will a similar result occur at Survivor Series when John Cena faces both members of DX in a Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship? Will DX be divided over the championship or will the legendary duo truly be happy regardless of which one is champion?