The 883rd edition of WWE Monday Night RAW would host the 3-Hour 2010 WWE Draft as the annual WWE shakeup would come to you, live at a special start time of 8/7c, from the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, VA. One night after an unforgettable WWE Extreme Rules, the entire landscape of the WWE would be changed as the Superstars of both RAW & SmackDown would be present in the arena for the 2010 WWE Draft where every Superstar, Diva, and even announcers are eligible to be drafted; regardless of the titles they hold or the teams they are a part of! In addition to the 2010 WWE Draft, the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles would be up for grabs as ShoMiz would defend the gold against the team that beat them in the Tag Team Gauntlet Match at WWE Extreme Rules, The Hart Dynasty! On the same night that ShoMiz could very well lose the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles, Hall of Famer Bret “Hitman” Hart would make an appearance on RAW to fulfill his end of the deal made two weeks ago on RAW by publicly dubbing ShoMiz as “the greatest tag team in WWE history”!
- Unified WWE Tag Team Championship: The Hart Dynasty (with Bret Hart) def. ShoMiz (c) by The Miz (c) submitting to the Sharpshooter by Tyson Kidd to win the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles.
- RAW Vs. SmackDown Divas Tag Team Divas Draft Pick Match: Michelle McCool & Layla def. Eve Torres & Maryse by Michelle McCool pinning Maryse following a big boot to earn a Diva Draft Pick for SmackDown.
As a result of this tag team win, SmackDown earned a Diva Draft Pick for the SmackDown brand as Kelly Kelly was drafted from RAW to SmackDown.
- RAW Vs. SmackDown Draft Pick Match: CM Punk (with Luke Gallows, Serena, and a mystery man) def. Evan Bourne by pin following the GTS to earn a Draft Pick for SmackDown.
With this win, SmackDown earned the second straight Draft Pick, which was revealed as "The World’s Largest Athlete" Big Show, who is now a part of SmackDown.
- RAW Vs. SmackDown 10-Man Battle Royal: Three Draft Picks On The Line: Ted DiBiase & Santino Marella def. Rey Mysterio, Kane, Mark Henry, R-Truth, Shad Gaspard, MVP, Yoshi Tatsu, & Drew McIntyre to earn three Draft Picks for RAW.
With this win, RAW earned three Draft Picks as John Morrison, R-Truth, and "The Rated-R Superstar" Edge will now compete for RAW.
- RAW Vs. SmackDown Draft Pick Match: Chris Jericho def. Christian by pin following the Codebreaker to earn a Draft Pick for SmackDown.
With this win, Chris Jericho earned a Draft Pick for SmackDown, which was revealed as former Intercontinental & United States Champion Kofi Kingston.
- RAW Vs. SmackDown Draft Pick Match: Non-Title: Jack Swagger def. John Morrison by pin following the Swagger Bomb to earn a Draft Pick for SmackDown.
With this win, Jack Swagger earned a Draft Pick for SmackDown, which was revealed to be former ECW Champion Christian.
- Final RAW Vs. SmackDown Draft Pick Match: Hornswoggle def. Dolph Ziggler by Count-Out to earn the final Draft Pick for RAW.
With this win, Hornswoggle earned the final Draft Pick for RAW, which was revealed to be former World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho.
- #1 Contender’s Triple Threat Match for the WWE Title: Batista (with Edge) def. Sheamus & Randy Orton by pinning Randy Orton following the Spear by Edge to become the #1 Contender for the WWE Title.
2010 WWE Draft Rundown
RAW To SmackDown: Kelly Kelly, Big Show, Kofi Kingston, & Christian
SmackDown To RAW: John Morrison, R-Truth, Edge, & Chris Jericho
Before ShoMiz defended their Unified WWE Tag Team Titles against The Hart Dynasty, United States Champion The Miz states that The Hart Dynasty got “handed” their victory at WWE Extreme Rules and states that they have “handed” everything! The Miz then states that Stu Hart taught The Hart Dynasty what he taught the Hart family; how to be “losers”! The Miz then demands that Bret Hart come to the ring to dub ShoMiz “the greatest tag team in WWE history”! Hall of Famer Bret “Hitman” Hart comes out and says he is a “man of his word” before proclaiming that ShoMiz is “the greatest tag team in WWE history”! Bret then continues by saying that The Mountie was “the greatest Intercontinental Champion in history” and that David Arquette was “the greatest World Champion in history”! Bret says that he can say “whatever” he wants to before calling Miz a “horse-faced idiot” and proclaims that ShoMiz will soon be calling The Hart Dynasty the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions!
The opening match of the night was the match for the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship as ShoMiz would defend the gold against the team that defeated ShoMiz in a Tag Team Gauntlet Match at WWE Extreme Rules to earn the opportunity in The Hart Dynasty! After Bret Hart got involved to keep The Miz from utilizing the ropes to his illegal advantage, it was the beginning of the end for ShoMiz as The Hart Dynasty would hit the Hart Attack before Tyson Kidd locked The Miz in the Sharpshooter; forcing The Miz to tap out and earning The Hart Dynasty the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles! How will ShoMiz respond to losing the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles?
After losing the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles to The Hart Dynasty, the era of ShoMiz came to an abrupt halt as, during the commercial break that followed the title match, it was shown that Big Show left The Miz laying with his vicious Knockout Punch! With ShoMiz a thing of the past, what is next for the United States Champion and “The World’s Largest Athlete”?
Backstage, when questioned about his victory over Randy Orton at WWE Extreme Rules, still World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger stated that he “dominated” Randy Orton at WWE Extreme Rules and he is the “most educated” World Heavyweight Champion! Fresh off of his Steel Cage Match win over Chris Jericho, “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge confronts the World Heavyweight Champion and tells Swagger that he is next in line for the World Heavyweight Title and tells Swagger that “The All-American Champion” better hope he gets drafted to RAW!
One night after losing the Women’s Championship to Beth Phoenix in the first ever Extreme Makeover Match at WWE Extreme Rules, Michelle McCool was in action as she would team with her best friend, Layla, to take on the RAW team of the new Divas Champion, Eve Torres, and the Diva she took the gold from, Maryse with the winning team earning a Diva draft pick for their brand! It did not take long for the new Divas Champion and the former Divas Champion to clash as Eve Torres and Maryse brawled on the outside! After tagging herself into the match, Maryse and Eve Torres had another confrontation, which led to McCool hitting a big boot on Maryse en route to winning the match and earning a Diva draft pick for SmackDown! In the first draft pick of the night, Friday Night SmackDown picked up the exciting and talented Kelly Kelly for the blue brand! How will Kelly Kelly fare in this new environment?
After Kelly Kelly was drafted to SmackDown, another draft pick would be decided as, fresh off of keeping his hair by defeating Rey Mysterio, in controversial fashion, “The Straightedge Savior” would be looking to earn a draft pick for SmackDown as he went one-on-one with Evan Bourne from RAW! After the same mystery man from WWE Extreme Rules, as well as Luke Gallows & Serena, got involved, it was CM Punk hitting the GTS on Evan Bourne en route to winning the match and earning SmackDown the second straight draft pick! In terms of size, SmackDown picked up the “largest” draft pick possible as “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show will join the SmackDown roster! What is on the agenda of Big Show now that “The World’s Largest Athlete” has been drafted to Friday Night SmackDown?
After his brutal destruction of Triple H at WWE Extreme Rules, “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus made an appearance on RAW and states that the “good news” is that Triple H will not get drafted to SmackDown, but the “bad news” is that Triple H will never wrestle again! Sheamus proclaims that Triple H’s career is over because of him and he is now moving on before stating that he wants the WWE Championship back! This brings out “The Viper” Randy Orton, who tells Sheamus that no one has “despised” Triple H more than him, but when it came to their match at WrestleMania last year, he faced Triple H like a “man” as he competed against him “face to face” and did not jump him from behind with a lead pipe! Orton tells Sheamus that, regardless of how, Sheamus got the “job done”, but says that Sheamus does not “deserve” a title shot! Sheamus responds by telling Randy Orton that he lost in his match for the World Heavyweight Title at WWE Extreme Rules, so he does not deserve a shot before threatening to sideline Orton like he did Triple H! Orton respond by threatening to RKO Sheamus and punt him in the skull! Sheamus tells Orton that he does not deal with “losers” and that he will be challenging John Cena for the WWE Championship and there is “nothing” that Orton can do about it! This brings out the WWE Champion himself, John Cena, who, after figuring out that there is no Guest Host of RAW for the night, revealed that he was told earlier that, as the WWE Champion, he was given the power to remedy the #1 Contender situation before announcing that Sheamus will go one-on-one with Randy Orton to determine the new #1 Contender for the WWE Championship! After this announcement, Sheamus tried to catch Orton with a pump kick and Orton dodged it before attempting the RKO to no avail! Sheamus then quickly exited the ring to avoid any further confrontation! Who will become the #1 Contender for the WWE Championship when these two go one-on-one for the opportunity?
With three Draft Picks on the line for the winning brand, a 10-Man Inter-branded Battle Royal took place on RAW as the SmackDown team of Rey Mysterio, R-Truth, Shad Gaspard, Kane, & Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre faced the RAW team of MVP, Mark Henry, Yoshi Tatsu, Santino Marella, & Ted DiBiase! In a surprising first elimination, Yoshi Tatsu managed to outmaneuver Drew McIntyre to eliminate the Intercontinental Champion! Shortly after this big elimination, Yoshi Tatsu found himself eliminated by Shad Gaspard! MVP was the next one eliminated as Rey Mysterio sent “The Ballin’ Superstar” packing! In a shocking move, Santino Marella was able to eliminate both R-Truth & Shad Gaspard! Following a 619 by Rey Mysterio, Kane was able to eliminate Mark Henry before Kane was low-bridged into elimination by Ted DiBiase, leaving Ted DiBiase & Santino Marella for RAW and Rey Mysterio for SmackDown! At the end of a back-and-forth war on the apron of the ring, it was Ted DiBiase finally eliminating Rey Mysterio to earn three Draft Picks for RAW! After the match, Santino Marella tried to celebrate with fellow survivor Ted DiBiase, but DiBiase responded by laying Santino out with Dream Street! Despite DiBiase not being in the celebratory mood, RAW certainly was as RAW earned three Draft Picks! The first Draft Pick for Monday Night RAW was none other than former Intercontinental Champion “The Guru of Greatness” John Morrison! The second Superstar to come over from SmackDown was none other than Morrison’s tag team partner, R-Truth! The third Draft Pick was an epic one as a former World Heavyweight Champion will be joining RAW as “The Rated-R Superstar” himself, Edge, joins Monday Nights! How will Edge’s shocking draft to RAW change the main event picture on both RAW & SmackDown?
Before his RAW Vs. SmackDown Draft Pick Match, Chris Jericho said that he did not “deserve” to be assaulted by Edge in the Steel Cage Match at WWE Extreme Rules and demands that Edge be “fined and suspended” for his attack! Jericho then states that he was thrown off his game in the Steel Cage Match by his loss to NXT Rookie Heath Slater and orders Slater to come to the ring and apologize to Chris Jericho for costing him the Steel Cage Match at WWE Extreme Rules! Heath Slater comes to the ring and says he is “sorry” that Jericho was unable to beat Edge and “sorry” that Jericho could not beat him on NXT last week and that Jericho will not beat his WWE Pro Christian! After Slater threw Jericho out of the ring, Christian from RAW went one-on-one with Chris Jericho from SmackDown with a Draft Pick on the line for the winning brand! In the end, it was Chris Jericho coming out of the clutches of defeat to hit the Codebreaker on Christian en route to picking up the win and earning a Draft Pick for SmackDown! After the match, Chris Jericho also got his revenge on Heath Slater by laying Slater out with the Codebreaker, as well! Then it was time for the Draft Pick to be announced as none other than former Intercontinental & United States Champion Kofi Kingston will be competing for SmackDown! Kofi wasted no time in making an impact as the newest SmackDown Superstar as he rushed to the ring and laid Chris Jericho out with Trouble in Paradise! How will Chris Jericho respond to Kofi Kingston’s attack?
In a rematch from this past Friday’s SmackDown, the World Heavyweight Champion from SmackDown, Jack Swagger, would go one-on-one with one of the newest additions to Monday Night RAW, “The Monday Night Delight” John Morrison with a Draft Pick on the line! In the end, “The All-American Champion” Jack Swagger was able to avenge his loss to John Morrison by defeating “The Monday Night Delight” following the Swagger Bomb to earn a Draft Pick for SmackDown and that Draft Pick will be none other than “Captain Charisma” Christian! What does Christian have planned for Friday Nights?
In the final RAW Vs. SmackDown Draft Pick Match, SmackDown Superstar Dolph Ziggler went one-on-one with RAW Superstar Hornswoggle! Hornswoggle was actually able to upset Dolph Ziggler by defeating Dolph via count-out! However, after the match, in an uncalled for attack, Dolph Ziggler locked in the sleeper hold on Hornswoggle! Despite the attack, the smallest RAW Superstar earned one of the biggest Draft Picks for RAW as Chris Jericho was drafted to RAW! With Edge & Chris Jericho both on RAW, will their intense rivalry continue on Monday Nights?
With all the Draft Picks decided, it was time for the main event of the evening as the new #1 Contender for the WWE Championship would be decided as “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus would go one-on-one with “The Viper” Randy Orton or at least it was supposed to be the main event, but “The Animal” Batista had different plans as an irate Batista came out and declares that he is the #1 Contender and he should be the WWE Champion! Batista shouts that WWE Extreme Rules was a “joke” and that John Cena owes him a match and he is not leaving until he gets one! “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus then comes and tells Batista that he lost and that Batista is just like Randy Orton; a “loser”! This brings out “The Viper” Randy Orton, who proposes that Batista face the winner of the match between him and Sheamus! Sheamus then jumps in and says that neither Orton nor Batista deserve the shot! This brings out WWE Champion John Cena, who simply announces that the #1 Contender’s Match is now a Triple Threat Match as “The Animal” Batista, “The Viper” Randy Orton, & “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus would compete with the winner being named the #1 Contender for the WWE Title! In the end, Randy Orton hit the RKO on Sheamus, but as soon as Orton hit the RKO, Edge entered the ring and leveled Orton with the Spear, which allowed Batista to drape his arm over Randy Orton en route to becoming the #1 Contender for the WWE Title once again! What prompted Edge to lay Randy Orton out with the Spear and cost him a shot at the WWE Championship?