The 862nd edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you, live, from the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD. Best known for his portrayal of "Mini-Me" in the Austin Powers trilogy, actor Verne Troyer would serve as the Guest Host of RAW.
Quick Match Results
- Maryse (in her in-ring return) & Jillian def. Divas Champion Melina & Gail Kim by Maryse pinning Melina following the French Kiss DDT.
- Randy Orton def. Kofi Kingston by pin following the RKO.
Before the match, Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase pulled off separate assaults on Kofi Kingston, but Kofi insisted on the match taking place after both assaults.
- Non-Title: Mark Henry def. United States Champion The Miz by pin following the World’s Strongest Slam.
- Triple H (with Shawn Michaels) def. Chris Jericho (with Big Show) by roll-up.
As a result of this match, Chris Jericho must face both members of DX in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match on next week’s RAW.
- Triple H Vs. Chris Jericho
- Maryse & Jillian Vs. Melina & Gail Kim
- Randy Orton Vs. Kofi Kingston
- Mark Henry Vs. The Miz
Thirteen days before they defend their titles against DX in a TLC Match at WWE TLC, Unified WWE Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Big Show open RAW. Chris Jericho states that they are out there to clear up some “misconceptions” regarding DX, saying that DX is not the greatest tag team of all time. Jericho then vows to “expose” DX using “facts”. Jericho claimed that Jeri-Show has “embarassed” every team they have faced in their over four month reign as champions and that DX have been around for twelve years and have not yet won the tag team titles! Big Show then states that DX are “frauds” and that Jeri-Show has more in-ring dominance than DX, adding that they have more combined championships that DX. Jericho then proclaims that Jeri-Show “can not be beat” and that DX “don’t know what they are getting into” when they compete in a TLC Match. DX interrupts the tag champions and Triple H tells the duo that Jeri-Show has been “obsessing” about DX never winning the tag team titles together and that DX has made “history” during their existence. Shawn Michaels then vows that DX will make “history” at WWE TLC by becoming the new Unified WWE Tag Team Champion! Triple H then reminds Chris Jericho that, if Jeri-Show loses the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles, then Chris Jericho will be forced back to his home brand of SmackDown! Jericho reponds by claiming that RAW would be “nothing” without him and proclaims that Jeri-Show is better than DX! Jericho then adds that Jeri-Show did in one night what DX could not do in twelve years by winning the tag titles. Triple H then states that “two weeks can’t come fast enough” before challenging Chris Jericho to a one-on-one match! Chris Jericho accepts the challenge, but on one condition; if Chris Jericho loses, then Jericho faces DX in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match next week, but if Jericho wins, then Triple H must face Jeri-Show in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match next week! Jericho then vows that he will “never leave RAW”! Which Superstar will be forced into a 2-on-1 Handicap Match just six days before WWE TLC on next week’s RAW?
After dressing up as the Gobbledy Gooker and assaulting Divas Champion Melina last week, Maryse returned to in-ring action as she teamed with Jillian to defeat Melina & Gail Kim with Maryse pinning the Divas Champion! Is Maryse well on her way to becoming the first two-time Divas Champion in WWE history?
After a dominant display over the WWE Champion John Cena last week, new #1 Contender Sheamus was set to go one-on-one with Santino Marella on RAW, but, after some insulting words from “The Italian Jester”, Sheamus viciously attacked the light-hearted Marella; sending Marella crashing through a table in a clear cut message for John Cena! Will Sheamus be able to put “The Champ” through a table for a second time when he challenges John Cena for the WWE Title in a Tables Match at WWE TLC?
Guest Host Verne Troyer made an appearance, but was quickly interrupted by the brash United States Champion The Miz, who berated Troyer and threatened physical violence before Mark Henry came out to prevent any planned attack by The Miz! Verne then announced that The Miz would go one-on-one with Mark Henry later on in the evening!
Kofi Kingston was set to go one-on-one with his recent rival, Randy Orton, but as Kofi made his entrance to the ring, he was blindsided in a premeditated attack by Legacy’s Cody Rhodes! Following this assault by Rhodes, Kofi managed to roll into the ring and demand that his scheduled match with Randy Orton still take place! The other half of Legacy, Ted DiBiase, then attacked Kofi from behind with a chop block! The evil protégé of Randy Orton then mercilessly attacked the left leg of Kofi Kingston! Barely able to stand on his own two feet, Kofi still demanded the match take place! In the apparent third prong in Orton & Legacy’s three-pronged attack, Orton finally came to the ring and, at the request of Kofi Kingston, the match officially began. Though Kofi’s pride was evident, it was not enough to prevent the sinister Randy Orton from administering a legal assault on Kofi before hitting the RKO to pick up the win! After the match, Orton followed up the lightning-quick RKO with a methodical suspended DDT from the top rope! Has Orton finally taken care of Kofi Kingston or will Kofi continue to pursue “The Viper”?
After being slammed through a table by Sheamus last week, WWE Champion John Cena made an appearance on RAW and stated that he is still the WWE Champion and that he is there to make a “statement” just like Sheamus did by putting him through a table! Cena then made that “statement” by announcing himself against Sheamus for the WWE Title that night on RAW instead of waiting for WWE TLC in two weeks! However, Cena did not get Sheamus as Carlito came out instead and stated that he likes what Sheamus “represents”! Carlito then says that the locker rooms of all three brands want to see Sheamus win the WWE Title at WWE TLC! Carlito then states that those in the locker rooms are “tired” of Cena and vows that Sheamus will do what they all want to do in the Tables Match at WWE TLC by putting Cena through a table! “The Champ” responded by saying that Carlito picked the “wrong guy on the wrong night”, before challenging Carlito to “step up”! Carlito then rares back to spit his signature apple in the face of Cena, but the WWE Champion grabs Carlito and delivers the Attitude Adjustment before throwing Carlito out of the ring! The #1 Contender, Sheamus, then comes out, but when Cena challenges him to face him in the ring, “The Celtic Warrior” opts to turn around and walk away from the fight!
In a match made by Guest Host Verne Troyer, “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry was able to pick up the win over United States Champion The Miz in a non-title match! With this win, Mark Henry has to be considered the front runner for a shot at the United States Title. When will Henry receive this title opportunity?
On next week’s RAW, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will serve as the Guest Host of RAW! What will Cuban have in store when RAW rolls into the hometown of the Mavericks next week?
Then it was time for the main event as DX member Triple H went one-on-one with one-half of the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions, Chris Jericho. The end of the match came when Big Show threw Shawn Michaels into the ring apron on the outside! While the referee’s attention was turned to check on Shawn Michaels, Big Show leveled Triple H with the Knockout Punch! Spotting the actions of Big Show, the referee ejected “The World’s Largest Athlete” from ringside! While the referee was busy getting Big Show to leave, Shawn Michaels evened the odds by delivering Sweet Chin Music to Chris Jericho! Also caught in the act, HBk was also ejected from ringside! After Big Show & HBK were sent to the back, both Triple H & Chris Jericho were down in the ring! Both men slowly recovered and narrowly beat a double count-out. After a series of counters, it was Triple H who rolled Chris Jericho up to earn the victory! With this loss, Jericho must face both members of DX in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match on next week’s RAW! Can Jericho survive both members of DX? Will Big Show lend a “hand” to his tag team partner? What will go down between these two teams just six days before they square off in a TLC Match for the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles at WWE TLC?