The 873rd edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you, live, from the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA. Five nights before WWE Elimination Chamber, the famed host of “The Jerry Springer Show” would take control of RAW as Jerry Springer would serve as Guest Host. Following his bizarre behavior over the last few weeks, Batista would make an appearance on RAW to address the comments made by John Cena last week. Five nights before the demonic Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE Championship, all six of the Chamber participants would be in action in three blockbuster matches as WWE Champion Sheamus would go one-on-one with Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase would face off with Kofi Kingston, and the huge main event would see Triple H go one-on-one with John Cena. On last week’s RAW, “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase was announced as the first inductee into the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame, on this week’s RAW, the second Hall of Fame inductee would be revealed.
- Non-Title: Sheamus def. Randy Orton (with Legacy) by DQ after Cody Rhodes attacks Sheamus.
- Non-Title: MVP & Mark Henry def. The Miz & Big Show by MVP rolling up The Miz.
- Ted DiBiase def. Kofi Kingston by pin following Dream Street.
- John Cena & Triple H fight to a No Contest after Sheamus interferes.
In the match, Triple H has John Cena set up for the Pedigree, but Sheamus interferes and delivers a pump kick to Triple H.
- Ted DiBiase Vs. Kofi Kingston
- John Cena Vs. Triple H
- MVP & Mark Henry Vs. The Miz & Big Show
- Sheamus Vs. Randy Orton
The show kicks off with the WWE Champion Sheamus, who would face Randy Orton in the opening match of the night. During the match, Legacy makes their way to ringside and take post on opposite sides of the ring. After the match spilled to the outside, Sheamus prevented an attack by Ted DiBiase by striking first, but in a bit of Royal Rumble revisited, Cody Rhodes attacks Sheamus and the referee spots the attack and disqualifies Randy Orton! After the match was over, an irate Orton strikes Cody Rhodes with the RKO! Following the RKO, Sheamus catches Ted DiBiase out of nowhere with his patented pump kick, followed by Orton laying Sheamus out with another RKO! Randy Orton stood tall over the fallen WWE Champion, as well as fellow Elimination Chamber combatant, Ted DiBiase. Will Orton be standing tall with the WWE Title this Sunday at WWE Elimination Chamber?
After Vince McMahon denied him a WrestleMania match against the Chairman last week and after Vince shouted that he “deserved to be screwed”, Bret Hart makes an appearance on RAW to address the situation! Bret states that it is no “real shock” that Vince is not in the building seeing as he came there to “finish things once and for all” against McMahon! Bret then says that Vince can be found “under the barrel” when it comes to lying and states that it would have been great to have “one last victory” at WrestleMania, but that it will not happen, thanks to Vince. Bret then proclaims that “excellence” lives forever before thanking all of the fans and the Superstars, especially John Cena. “The Hitman” then says that he will take the opportunity to “say goodbye” before exiting the ring!
Backstage, Bret says goodbye to a number of Superstars on his way out of the arena, before walking out of the building with John Cena, who pleads with Bret Hart to stick around and not call an end to his quest for revenge on Vince McMahon, but unable to convince Bret to stay, Cena reluctantly allows Bret to leave. However, before Bret can close the door of his limousine, an inattentive driver backs into the limo door; crushing the leg of “The Hirman”! John Cena and others call for an ambulance and, along with EMT’s, load Bret onto a stretcher before loading Bret into an ambulance. What is the condition of Bret Hart? How will John Cena react to the accident?
The new Unified WWE Tag Team Champions, United States Champion The Miz & Big Show, were in action on RAW as they squared off with MVP & Mark Henry. In the end, MVP was able to counter a pinfall attempt by The Miz into a roll-up en route to MVP & Mark Henry defeating the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions! Now that they have defeated the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions, will MVP & Mark Henry get a shot at the gold? Will The Miz & Big Show still be the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions following the final episode of ECW on Syfy when they defend their newly acquired titles against Goldust & Yoshi Tatsu?
Guest Host Jerry Springer brought a special treat to RAW as he presented the “most intimate relationships” of the WWE Superstars! Jerry Springer comes out and proclaims that the fans will have a different opinion of the featured Superstars following the Superstar confessions! The first guest on the special edition of “The Jerry Springer Show” was Kelly Kelly, who makes the shocking announcement that she is pregnant and the father is Santino Marella! Kelly then reveals the truth, stating that the needed somebody to “finish the job” after Santino fell asleep! RAW Commentator Michael Cole then interrupts and tells Kelly that it was supposed to be a secret before calling Kelly a “loose-lipped hussy”! His commentating colleague, Jerry Lawler, then says that Kelly is talking about him! Springer then brings Lawler into the ring as Santino says that a kid between Kelly & Lawler would be a “screw up”! The Bella Twins then interrupts, stating that they have a shocking announcement of their own! As The Bellas are set to reveal the secret, Nikki Bella blurts that her sister, Brie, is really a man! After a Bella brawl is broken up by security, Chris Masters comes out and announces that he is really the father! An irate Eve Torres comes out, leading to a brawl between Eve & Kelly, which is broken up by security! Eve then reveals to Masters that she has been cheating on “The Masterpiece” with The Great Khali! Santino then brings the issue back to Kelly’s baby, which leads to Jerry Springer revealing that Hornswoggle is the baby’s father! A frustrated Springer then exits the ring, but Jerry Lawler reveals that the whole thing was an elaborate set up and the pregnancy, infidelity, and allegations are all false! Lawler then reveals Springer’s own “intimate relationship”; a relationship with WWE Hall of Famer Mae Young, who comes out and plants the lip lock all over the head of Jerry Springer!
Following the kick to the skull by Sheamus earlier in the night, Legacy member Ted DiBiase went one-on-one with Kofi Kingston as both men prepare to take part in the Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE Title. Despite feeling the effects of the earlier kick by Sheamus and the effects of the match with Kofi, DiBiase was able to hit Dream Street and pick up the win over Kofi Kingston! How will Ted DiBiase and Kofi Kingston fare in the Elimination Chamber Match this Sunday?
The second inductee into the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame was revealed as the Japanese wrestling legend, Antonio Inoki, will be inducted into the elite class of legends on March 27 in Phoenix! Who will join Antonio Inoki & “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase in the 2010 Hall of Fame?
Before his main event match against familiar foe Triple H, John Cena came out to get some answers for the vicious attack he suffered at the hands of Batista two weeks ago after RAW went off the air! Cena states that, to the best of his knowledge, he did not “provoke” the attack by Batista and said that he heard that Batista was coming to RAW to answer his “threats” from last week and wanted to be there to greet Batista when he arrives! Cena eagerly awaits Batista’s arrival, but Batista appears on the big screen, live via satellite! Batista tells Cena that he is doing Cena a “huge favor” by not being in the building, because Cena does not want Batista to be in the same ring as him! Batista then threatens that, if they are ever in the ring together again, then Cena will wish it was a “bad dream”! Cena responds by alleging that Batista is scared and Batista states that Cena continues to “run his mouth” because Batista is not there, but, next week on RAW, he will be there! What will go down once Batista & John Cena are in the same building on next week’s RAW just one night after Cena competes in the unforgiving Elimination Chamber Match?
Following his long-distance face-off with Batista, John Cena had to turn his attention to his opponent in the main event as he was set to square off with an opponent of WrestleMania past in Triple H! The huge main event was cut short when the WWE Champion Sheamus interferes in the match and blasts Triple H with a vicious pump kick, followed by a pump kick to John Cena, as well! “The Celtic Warrior” then picks Triple H up and plants “The Game” with his patented powerbomb! The WWE Champion then stood tall over two of his five challengers this Sunday inside the Elimination Chamber. Will Sheamus still be the WWE Champion this Sunday when he faces John Cena, Triple H, Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase, & Kofi Kingston with the gold on the line inside the demonic Elimination Chamber?