The 881st edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you from the O2 Arena in London, England. The star of the classic television shows, “Baywatch” and “Knight Rider” would take the helms of RAW as actor, musician, television personality, and UK sensation David Hasselhoff would be in control of RAW. With his Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Championship against John Cena at WWE Extreme Rules looming, “The Animal” Batista would go one-on-one with his former Evolution teammate, Randy Orton! After winning a “Dress To Impress” Battle Royal on last week’s RAW to earn the opportunity, Eve Torres would get her shot at the Divas Title as she would go one-on-one with Maryse with the gold on the line.
- Divas Championship: Eve Torres def. Maryse (c) by roll-up to win the Divas Title.
- Non-Title: The Miz (with Big Show) def. David Hart Smith (with Natalya & Tyson Kidd) by pin following the Skull Crushing Finale.
The stipulation placed on this match was, if David Hart Smith won, then The Hart Dynasty would challenge ShoMiz for the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles at WWE Extreme Rules, but if The Miz won, then Bret Hart would have to publicly call ShoMiz "the greatest tag team in WWE history". While both parties interfered in the match, it was a kidney shot by Big Show that led to The Miz hitting the Skull Crushing Finale and picking up the win, meaning that, on next week’s RAW, Bret Hart must publicly dub ShoMiz as "the greatest tag team in WWE history".
- Evan Bourne def. Carlito by pin with Air Bourne.
- Non-Title: John Cena def. David Otunga by submission to the C-STF.
- Kofi Kingston def. Sheamus by DQ following a monitor shot on the outside of the ring.
- Baywatch Babe Triple Threat Tag Team Match: Guest Lifeguard- David Hasselhoff: Special Referee- Santino Marella: The Bella Twins def. Rosa Mendes & Jillian and Gail Kim & Kelly Kelly by Bella rolling up Jillian.
- #1 Contender Vs. #1 Contender: Randy Orton def. Batista by DQ after Jack Swagger interferes.
Rolling up in the famous KITT car from “Knight Rider”, Guest Host and UK sensation David Hasselhoff opens the show and proclaims that he is making his own special match honoring the classic show, “Baywatch”, by presenting the “Baywatch Babe Triple Threat Tag Team Match”! Hasselhoff stated that he watched Friday’s SmackDown and noticed that there was no #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title before announcing that the #1 Contender should be the one that has pinned the World Heavyweight Champion two weeks in a row as “The Viper” Randy Orton will be the one to challenge World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger at WWE Extreme Rules! After this blockbuster announcement, “The Hoff” introduces the opening match of the night.
The opening match of the night was for the Divas Championship as Maryse would defend the gold against Eve Torres! After Eve missed a moonsault, the confidence of Maryse ended up costing the French-Canadian Diva as Maryse wasted too much time taunting Eve and, when attempting her French Kiss DDT, Eve was able to counter with a successful roll-up to win the Divas Championship! Eve Torres is the new Divas Champion, but how will Maryse respond to losing the gold?
Unified WWE Tag Team Champions The Miz & Big Show made an appearance on RAW as United States Champion The Miz promised an “earth-shaking announcement”! Before The Miz makes his announcement, Big Show tells The Miz that they have a chance to be “really special as a tag team”. The Miz responds by saying that they “are special” because no one has been able to unseat them as the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions before proclaiming that “ShoMiz is the greatest tag team in WWE history”! This bold proclamation brings out WWE Hall of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart, who tells ShoMiz that he can think of two tag teams right off the top of his head who are better than ShoMiz before naming The Hart Foundation & The British Bulldogs as being greater than ShoMiz! The Miz responds by saying they could have easily beaten either of those teams! Bret then says there is a tag team in the back who he knows can beat ShoMiz before The Hart Dynasty comes out! The Hart Dynasty’s David Hart Smith then steps forward and challenges The Miz to a one-on-one match where, if he wins, then The Hart Dynasty challenges ShoMiz for the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles at WWE Extreme Rules! The Miz responds by saying that, even though Big Show disagrees, he accepts the challenge, but on one condition; if The Miz wins, then, on next week’s RAW, Bret Hart must publically declare that ShoMiz is the “greatest tag team in WWE history”, which Bret agrees to!
United States Champion The Miz went one-on-one with The Hart Dynasty’s David Hart Smith in a non-title match where, if David Hart Smith wins, then The Hart Dynasty will challenge ShoMiz for the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles at WWE Extreme Rules, but if The Miz wins, then Bret Hart must publically call ShoMiz “the greatest tag team in WWE history” on next week’s RAW! Though both sides got involved through the course of the match, it was Big Show with a vicious shot to the kidney of David Hart Smith that allowed The Miz to hit the Skull Crushing Finale en route to picking up the win! With this win, Hall of Famer Bret Hart must proclaim that ShoMiz is “the greatest tag team in WWE history” on next week’s RAW! Will the legendary Bret Hart really make this proclamation next week?
Backstage, Guest Host David Hasselhoff confronts NXT Rookie David Otunga and reveals that WWE Champion John Cena requested Otunga’s presence on RAW before announcing that Otunga will go one-on-one with John Cena in a non-title match on RAW! Has David Otunga gotten in over his head by messing with John Cena or will Otunga skyrocket past his fellow NXT Rookies by defeating the WWE Champion?
The high-flying Evan Bourne was in action on RAW as Bourne went one-on-one with Carlito. After a failed attempt at the Back Stabber by Carlito, Evan Bourne took advantage by hitting Air Bourne en route to picking up the win!
One week after abandoning John Cena in a Unified WWE Tag Team Title match, NXT Rookie David “A-List” Otunga would have to go one-on-one with the WWE Champion himself in a non-title match requested by Cena and granted by Guest Host David Hasselhoff! However, the “x factor” in this one-on-one match was the fact that John Cena’s opponent at WWE Extreme Rules, Batista, was watching the match from the staging area! Making sure that Batista was able to see it, John Cena sent a message to “The Animal” by forcing David Otunga to tap out, with ease, to Cena’s STF! After the match, Batista started to make his way to the ring to face his Extreme Rules opponent, but instead demanded a spotlight and screamed that he will decide when they will face off before exiting to the back! Who will emerge as the last man standing when John Cena defends the WWE Title against Batista in a Last Man Standing Match at WWE Extreme Rules?
“The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus made an appearance on RAW and states that Triple H only brings the sledgehammer out against someone he “fears” and last week showed him that Triple H is “scared to death” of him! Sheamus then states that things are about to get “worse” for Triple H before announcing that they will square off at WWE Extreme Rules in a Street Fight! Sheamus then states that it would be a “mistake” for Triple H to show up at Extreme Rules and it will be a “mistake” that Triple H will regret for the rest of his career! A revenge-fueled Kofi Kingston then came out and announced that Guest Host David Hasselhoff has informed him that he gets to face Sheamus in a one-on-one rematch from last week!
After being beat down and laid out by Sheamus after their match last week, Kofi Kingston would get his shot at revenge in an impromptu match against “The Celtic Warrior”! In a sudden and vicious end to the match, Sheamus blasted Kofi in the mid-section with a television monitor, which would see Sheamus being disqualified! After the match, the vicious assault continued as Sheamus rammed the ribs of Kofi into the steel ring post before leveling a helpless Kofi with a big boot! Will Triple H suffer the same fate at WWE Extreme Rules or will “The Game” teach Sheamus a lesson in respect?
Backstage, Carlito enters the office of Guest Host David Hasselhoff, but finds Vladimir Kozlov instead and blames the RAW Guest Hosts for his and Kozlov’s lack of involvement on RAW and vows that, if he does not get traded to SmackDown in the WWE Draft in two weeks, he will “just quit”! After learning that next week’s Guest Co-Hosts will be the cast of the upcoming movie, “MacGruber”, Kozlov vowed that, if he does not get what he wants, he will “destroy MacGruber”! What fate awaits the cast of “MacGruber” on next week’s RAW?
Complete with slow-motion runs and one-piece bathing suits, it was time for the “Baywatch Babe Triple Threat Tag Team Match” with Guest Host David Hasselhoff getting the best seat in the house as the “Guest Lifeguard” and Santino Marella as the Special Guest Referee! After The Bella Twins pulled the Bella Switch, it was the fresh Bells rolling up Jillian to ensure victory for the Bella Twins over Jillian & Rosa Mendes and Gail Kim & Kelly Kelly!
Then it was time for the main event as the #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title would square off with the #1 Contender for the WWE Title as “The Viper” Randy Orton would go one-on-one with his former Evolution teammate, “The Animal” Batista! At the end of a hard-fought match, it was Batista who seemed to have the victory in hand as he set Randy Orton for the Batista Bomb, but “The Viper” was able to counter and catch Batista with the RKO! It looked like Orton would be the victor of a hotly contested match, but World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger entered the ring and snatched Orton up and laid his Extreme Rules challenger out with the Swagger Bomb! After laying out his #1 Contender, Jack Swagger exited the ring, but “The All-American Champion” was blindsided by WWE Champion John Cena, who knocked Swagger down before entering the ring and locking his STF on Batista, forcing Batista to frantically tap out before eventually passing out! If John Cena does this at WWE Extreme Rules in the Last Man Standing Match, Cena could very well emerge as the WWE Champion! Will John Cena emerge victorious and retain the WWE Title at Extreme Rules or will Batista regain the gold he lost at WrestleMania?