The 882nd edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you, live, from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ. Six nights before WWE Extreme Rules, the stars of the new movie “MacGruber” would take the helms of RAW as Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, & Ryan Phillippe would serve as the Guest Co-Hosts of RAW. With the volcanic eruption in Europe keeping most of the RAW Superstars stuck in Dublin, Ireland, the Superstars of SmackDown would step in to fill the void as the blue brand talent will invade RAW! Also, for the first time since the night after he retired Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania, The Undertaker would make a special appearance on RAW!
- Non-Title: Drew McIntyre def. Matt Hardy by pin after knocking Matt Hardy off of the second turnbuckle.
- Non-Title: The Undertaker def. Jack Swagger by pin following the Tombstone Piledriver.
- 2-on-1 Handicap Match: MacGruber & Khaluber def. Vladimir Kozlov by Count-Out.
- 6-Man Tag: Triple H, Edge, & Rey Mysterio def. Chris Jericho & The Straightedge Society (with Serena) by Triple H pinning CM Punk following the Pedigree.
Six nights before he goes one-on-one with “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus in a Street Fight at WWE Extreme Rules, RAW kicks off with an appearance by “The Game” Triple H! Triple H starts by explaining the situation with the RAW Superstars being forced to stay in Europe due to the volcanic eruptions in Iceland and assures the fans that RAW will be a show of the highest quality! Triple H then turns his attention to Sheamus and says that Sheamus believes he is “bad”, but if Sheamus is “bad”, then he is “deadly”! Triple H is then interrupted by the arrival of CM Punk & The Straightedge Society! CM Punk states that he and the other SmackDown Superstars had the “intestinal fortitude” to make it back from Europe! Triple H then asks CM Punk why Serena & Luke Gallows had to shave their heads and he didn’t, which Punk responds by saying that he did not shave his head, because he is the “leader” and his hair stands for “purity” since no “foreign chemicals or substances” have ever touched his hair! Triple H then asks Punk if, by “foreign chemicals”, he means “shampoo” before saying that, if Punk gets drafted to RAW in next week’s WWE Draft, then Punk will not only be the “president of the Hair Club”, but he will be a “client” as a result of his match against Rey Mysterio at WWE Extreme Rules where he puts his hair on the line against Rey! Punk states that, after WWE Extreme Rules, Rey Mysterio will “fall in line” with The Straightedge Society! Punk then turns his attention back to Triple H and tells “The Game” that Triple H could do some “good” by changing his lifestyle to straightedge! Triple H responds by saying that he believes in “freedom” and says that he can do what he “chooses” to and says he can “choose” to deliver a beating to CM Punk! Punk responds by saying that he does not “want” to be there and says that he “honestly thought” that he would start RAW off by having Triple H join The Straightedge Society by being shaved bald before saying that he is not “asking”, but he is “telling” Triple H! CM Punk & Luke Gallows then assault Triple H and are about to shave the head of Triple H when Rey Mysterio makes the save! After sending Luke Gallows out of the ring, Triple H & Rey Mysterio manage to clip a tuft of CM Punk’s hair off before Luke Gallows comes back into the ring, allowing CM Punk to escape! Can Rey Mysterio finish the job this Sunday at WWE Extreme Rules by defeating CM Punk and forcing Punk to be shaved bald or will CM Punk emerge victorious and keep his hair intact?
With the majority of the RAW Superstars being stuck overseas, two SmackDown Superstars went one-on-one in the opening match of RAW as Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre squared off with Matt Hardy in a non-title bout! After knocking Matt off of the second turnbuckle, McIntyre was able to pick up the victory!
In a satellite message from Dublin, Ireland, WWE Champion John Cena assured everyone that he will be at WWE Extreme Rules and will successfully defend the WWE Title in a Last Man Standing Match against Batista at the event! Can John Cena successfully defend the WWE Title against Batista by being the Last Man Standing or will “The Animal” leave with the gold?
“The Moscow Mauler” Vladimir Kozlov makes an appearance on RAW and demands that Jerry “The King” Lawler read his “statement”! The statement reads that he is “protesting” the “unfair treatment” he has received by the RAW Guest Hosts and that he is an “elite athlete” that needs “elite competition”! Following his statement, Vladimir Kozlov is interrupted by the stars of the new movie MacGruber as MacGruber himself and Vicki St. Elmo come out! Vicki St. Elmo issues her own statement by announcing that the main event of RAW will see Chris Jericho team with The Straightedge Society to face the team of Edge, Triple H, & Rey Mysterio in a huge 6-Man Tag Match! After insulting Vladimir Kozlov and even Kozlov’s mother, Kozlov challenges MacGruber to a match that MacGruber reluctantly accepts! Will MacGruber be able to survive the wrath of Vladimir Kozlov?
Much like many of his fellow RAW Superstars, the #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Championship, Randy Orton, was also stuck in Dublin, Ireland. Orton delivered a short and stern message to World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger by saying that, whatever brand he ends up on in next week’s WWE Draft, he will be the World Heavyweight Champion! Can Randy Orton dethrone Jack Swagger when he challenges “The All-American Champion” in an Extreme Rules Match for the World Heavyweight Title this Sunday at WWE Extreme Rules or will Jack Swagger succeed in his first pay-per-view title defense?
After successfully defending his gold against both Edge & Chris Jericho in a Triple Threat Match on SmackDown and six nights before he defends the World Heavyweight Title against Randy Orton in an Extreme Rules Match at WWE Extreme Rules, World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger makes an appearance on RAW and, in an effort to send a message to his Extreme Rules opponent, issues an open challenge for anyone to face him one-on-one! The Superstar who answers the challenge was nowhere near what the World Heavyweight Champion expected as none other than “The Phenom” The Undertaker answers the challenge of “The All-American Champion”! In the end, it was The Undertaker spiking Swagger with the Tombstone Piledriver en route to picking up the win! Despite his loss to The Undertaker, can Jack Swagger rebound and defeat Randy Orton in an Extreme Rules Match this Sunday or will Randy Orton be leaving WWE Extreme Rules as the World Heavyweight Champion?
After insulting Vladimir Kozlov, Guest Host MacGruber found himself in a one-on-one match against “The Moscow Mauler” on RAW! Kozlov was set to put the finishing touches on MacGruber, but MacGruber’s co-star Ryan Phillippe comes out and reveals that he has enlisted the help of MacGruber’s half-brother, Khaluber for the Handicap Match! After being joined by his “great” seven-foot relative, MacGruber & Khaluber were able to win the match by count-out after Kozlov walked away from Khaluber!
Then it was time for the huge 6-Man Tag team main event as the team of Triple H, Edge, & Rey Mysterio would face Chris Jericho & The Straightedge Society! In the end, it was Triple H planting CM Punk with the Pedigree en route to picking up the win for himself, Rey Mysterio, & Edge! Could the same fate await Sheamus this Sunday when Triple H faces “The Celtic Warrior” in a Street Fight?