The 890th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you, live, from the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC. The star of the USA Network series, “Royal Pains” will appear on RAW as Mark Feuerstein will serve as the Guest Host of RAW with his own guest as Feuerstein will be joined by a guest star on an upcoming episode of “Royal Pains”; none other than “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show, who would be making a special RAW appearance just six days before he is one of three challengers to Jack Swagger’s World Heavyweight Title at WWE Fatal 4-Way!
- United States Championship: Fatal 4-Way: The Miz def. R-Truth (c), Zack Ryder, & John Morrison by pinning R-Truth (c) following Starship Pain by John Morrison to win the United States Title.
- Evan Bourne def. Chris Jericho by DQ after Chris Jericho threatens the referee.
- Eve Torres & Gail Kim def. Maryse & Alicia Fox by Eve Torres pinning Alicia Fox following a swinging neckbreaker.
- Mark Feuerstein & Big Show def. Ted DiBiase & Virgil by Mark Feuerstein pinning Virgil following an elbow drop.
- Special Referee- Vladimir Kozlov: Santino Marella def. William Regal by roll-up with the tights.
- John Cena & Randy Orton and Edge & Sheamus fight to a No Contest after the lights go out in the arena.
One week after the heinous and shocking assault on WWE Champion John Cena and several other WWE employees perpetrated by the season one NXT Rookies, the leader of the attack, Wade Barrett, opens the show and reveals that he has been ordered by RAW General Manager Bret Hart to “apologize” for what he and the other Rookies last week! Barrett then brings out the other Rookies as Michael Tarver, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Darren Young, Skip Sheffield, & David Otunga enter through the crowd, which prompts several members of the ringside crew, including commentators Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and ring announcer Justin Roberts, to leave their posts to avoid being victims of another NXT assault! The season one NXT Rookies line up in the ring and Wade Barrett requests that they all apologize for their actions! Barrett asks Heath Slater for his apology and Slater responds by saying “absolutely not” and declaring that he would “do it again in a heartbeat”! Justin Gabriel then says he will “never” apologize and says that he still has “goosebumps” from their attack last week! Skip Sheffield says “no apologies, no regrets” and Michael Tarver says that there is no reason to apologize because “no one in the WWE” can make him! Darren Young then says that he had the “time of his life” last week and, lastly, David Otunga says that they need to be the ones being apologized to! Wade Barrett then states that the “problem” with WWE NXT is that they were treated like “dirt” and “animals” and that, when people are treated like “animals”, they will start to behave like “animals”! Barrett continues that they were given small locker rooms and they were “forced to compete in ridiculous challenges” and they were “at the mercy of overzealous WWE Pros” and “worst of all”, they had the WWE management! Barrett continues that WWE management eliminated them “on a whim” and that WWE management tried to make an “international joke” out of them, but that he did not see anyone “laughing” after RAW last week! Barrett then proclaims that they beat the “living daylights” out of WWE Champion John Cena last week and that they “impressed everyone” last week! RAW General Manager Bret Hart then comes out and tells the Rookies that, where he comes from, an eight on one attack makes them “cowards”! Wade Barrett responds that by saying that they had an eighth member, Daniel Bryan, who felt like Bret did and had some “remorse”! Barrett then proclaims that they will “never” see Daniel Bryan again! Bret then assures everyone that John Cena will defend his WWE Title at WWE Fatal 4-Way this Sunday! Barrett responds by saying that it is not about John Cena or the fans, that it is between them and WWE management! Barrett continues that, with the exception of some former WWE Pros, no one has a “problem” with them in the locker room! Barrett then reminds Bret that he has a WWE contract and also has a guaranteed title opportunity at an upcoming pay-per-view of his choosing before revealing that the other season one Rookies have “demands” as well! David Otunga states that, like Wade Barrett, they all want “guaranteed WWE contracts” and they want their own “private dressing rooms”, as well as “first class travel accommodations” and threatens that if Bret does not “comply”, then last week will prove to be “just the beginning”! Wade Barrett then states that Bret’s decision is an “easy” one before saying that the competitors in the ring can be the “future” of the WWE and all they need are contracts! Bret then says that, while it is part of his job to find new talent, his answer is “no”! Bret continues that he is not going to sign any of them and Barrett responds by saying that Bret is making a “big mistake”! Bret responds by saying that they made the “biggest mistake of their lives” last week by attacking John Cena and informs Wade Barrett that he is no longer the next breakout star in the WWE and he will no longer be getting his title shot at a future pay-per-view, because Wade Barrett is “fired”! Bret then orders all of them to leave the arena before he calls the police and has them arrested for trespassing! Has RAW General Manager Bret Hart and the WWE seen the last of the season one NXT Rookies?
Six nights before WWE Fatal 4-Way, a Fatal 4-Way Match for the United States Championship kicked off the show as Charlotte’s own United States Champion R-Truth would defend his gold against “The Monday Night Delight” John Morrison, “The Long Island Iced Z” Zack Ryder, and former United States Champion The Miz! In the end, it was John Morrison and R-Truth left alone in the ring and Morrison managed to hit Starship Pain on R-Truth, but the opportunistic Miz pulled Morrison out of the ring and pinned R-Truth to win the United States Title! How will R-Truth respond to losing the United States Title to The Miz?
Backstage, “The Viper” Randy Orton comments on last week’s attack by the season one NXT Rookies by saying that the Rookies “deserved to be fired” or have their “brains beaten in” before stating that Wade Barrett should consider himself “lucky” that he was fired!
After a confrontation with “The Fortunate Son” Ted DiBiase & Virgil, Guest Host Mark Feuerstein enlisted the assistance of his special guest, “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show, as Big Show challenged DiBiase & Virgil to a tag team match against Big Show & Mark Feuerstein, which DiBiase agreed to! How will Mark Feuerstein fare when he teams with Big Show to face Ted DiBiase & Virgil?
After being defeated by Big Show last week in a Body Slam Challenge, forced to tap out to Big Show, and hurled over the top rope by Big Show, Chris Jericho was in action on RAW as he went one-on-one with the high-flying Evan “Air” Bourne! Jericho looked to have the match won after hitting the Codebreaker on Evan Bourne, but after Bourne kicked out, Jericho lost it and attacked Bourne and even shoved and threatened the referee, which led to the referee disqualifying Jericho! After the match, Jericho looked to continue to take out his frustrations on Bourne, but Bourne fights back and hits Air Bourne on Jericho! How will Chris Jericho respond to his recent string of losses?
For the first time since he was the primary target in the heinous assault by the season one NXT Rookies, WWE Champion John Cena made an appearance on RAW! Cena stated that he was given the “night off” and he thanks Bret Hart for having his “best interests” at heart! Cena also thanks Bret for not accepting the demands of the season one NXT Rookies before stating that they needed to “make a statement” and for that, they needed a “target”, and there is no “target” bigger than the WWE Champion! Cena states that their plan was “almost brilliant”, but their “genius” was “blinded” by their “ignorance” as their problem was with WWE management, but that they took RAW away from the WWE fans! Cena then says that Wade Barrett getting fired will not “solve the problem” before proclaiming that he will defend the WWE Title at WWE Fatal 4-Way and he will be on RAW next week and he will be out there every week demanding that they come out and “finish” what they started! Cena says that the season one NXT Rookies have “nothing to lose” and all he has is his word before assuring the NXT contingency that he will “not press charges”! The NXT contingency then hop the barricade as John Cena states that the NXT contingency has taken the target off of his back and it has been placed on their heads! Refusing to be victimized again, commentator and Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler joined the WWE Champion in the ring, then Evan Bourne, R-Truth, William Regal, & Santino Marella join in! An all-out brawl then breaks out between the Superstars and the NXT contingency as Mark Henry enters the ring to help out! Randy Orton then comes in and joins the Superstars in the fight against the former Rookies and Edge comes out and delivers the Spear to Wade Barrett on the outside before joining the Superstars and, finally, Sheamus, armed with a lead pipe comes out and the WWE Superstars rid the ring of the ex-Rookies as rivalries are put aside to quell a repeat of last week’s assault and a few of the Superstars even chase the former Rookies out of the arena to ensure that the contingency does not return! Has the WWE truly seen the last of the ex-Rookie contingency?
It was announced on RAW that, this Sunday at WWE Fatal 4-Way, the Divas Title will be on the line in a Fatal 4-Way Match as Eve Torres will defend her gold against former Divas Champion Maryse, former Women’s Champion Gail Kim, & Alicia Fox! Can Eve Torres survive the odds to retain the Divas Title or will a new Divas Champion be crowned this Sunday?
Six nights before she defends the Divas Title in a Fatal 4-Way Match at WWE Fatal 4-Way, Divas Champion Eve Torres was in tag team action on RAW as Eve would team with Gail Kim to face the team of Maryse & Alicia Fox! In the end, it was Alicia Fox accidentally kicking Maryse off of the ring apron that led to Eve Torres hitting a swinging neckbreaker on Alicia Fox to win the match for her team! When it is every Diva for herself this Sunday at WWE Fatal 4-Way, who will walk out as the Divas Champion?
After losing the United States Title to The Miz earlier in the night in a Fatal 4-Way Match, it was announced on RAW that R-Truth is invoking his rematch clause for the United States Title this Sunday at WWE Fatal 4-Way! Can R-Truth regain the United States Title this Sunday?
Then it was time for Guest Host Mark Feuerstein to enter the ring as the star of “Royal Pains” would team with “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show to face “The Fortunate Son” Ted DiBiase and his “personal assistant” Virgil! After Virgil tried to escape facing Big Show, Mark Feuerstein did his part in the match by throwing Virgil back into the ring, which led to Big Show planting Virgil with a chokeslam before tagging in Feuerstein, who pulls off the vintage “Worm” maneuver before dropping an elbow drop and pinning Virgil for the win!
As he continues to try and recruit Vladimir Kozlov to his side, Santino Marella was in action on RAW as he went one-on-one with Kozlov’s former mentor, William Regal, with Vladimir Kozlov as the Special Referee! In the end, it was Santino rolling Regal up and hooking the tights that led to Kozlov counting the three for Santino to win the match!
After this match, RAW General Manager Bret Hart comes out and states that he is refusing to let “history repeat itself” before calling all of the RAW Superstars to the stage to form a wall to prevent another attack by the season one NXT Rookies!
Then it was time for the main event as WWE Champion John Cena, who refused to take the night off, would team with “The Viper” Randy Orton to face the team of “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge & “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus six nights before all four men square off with the WWE Title on the line this Sunday at WWE Fatal 4-Way! In the middle of this hard-fought tag team match, the lights went out in the arena as the tron showed the seven season one NXT Rookies coming back into the arena and tearing apart the backstage area before it is revealed that the ex-Rookie contingent had gotten a hold of RAW General Manager Bret Hart! The seven radical former Rookies drug the already beat down Bret and threw him into a limousine as they instructed the driver to collide with several cars before finally ramming the rear end of the limo containing the GM at a high velocity right into a parked car. The contingency then pulled Bret out of the wrecked limo and gave the RAW GM the ultimatum to give them an answer regarding their contracts this Sunday at the WWE Fatal 4-Way event. After another heinous assault, this time victimizing RAW General Manager Bret Hart, does Bret have any choice but to grant the ex-Rookies their requested contracts?