The debut edition of WWE Fatal 4-Way came to you, live on pay-per-view, from the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island, NY (Uniondale, NY) where five championships would be decided. The WWE Championship would be on the line in a Fatal 4-Way Match as WWE Champion John Cena would defend the gold against “The Viper” Randy Orton, “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus, & “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge! The World Heavyweight Championship would also be defended in a Fatal 4-Way Match as “The All-American Champion” Jack Swagger would defend the World Heavyweight Title against “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show, “The Straightedge Savior” CM Punk, & “The Master of the 619” Rey Mysterio! The Intercontinental Championship would also be up for grabs as Kofi Kingston defends the gold against “The Chosen One” Drew McIntyre. Six nights after regaining the United States Championship, new champion The Miz would defend the gold against former champion R-Truth. The Divas Championship would also be on the line in a Fatal 4-Way Match as Eve Torres would defend the gold against Maryse, Gail Kim, & Alicia Fox.
- Intercontinental Championship: Kofi Kingston (c) (with Theodore Long & Matt Hardy) def. Drew McIntyre by pin following Trouble In Paradise to retain.
- Divas Championship: Fatal 4-Way: Alicia Fox def. Eve Torres (c), Maryse, & Gail Kim by pinning Maryse following the Evesault by Eve Torres (c) to win the Divas Title.
- Evan Bourne def. Chris Jericho by pin following Air Bourne.
- World Heavyweight Championship: Fatal 4-Way: Rey Mysterio (with Kane) def. Jack Swagger (c), Big Show, & CM Punk by pinning Jack Swagger (c) with the 619 N’ Splash to win the World Heavyweight Title.
- United States Championship: The Miz (c) def. R-Truth by sitting down on a sunset flip attempt to retain.
- 6-Person Tag Match: The Hart Dynasty def. The Usos & Tamina by Natalya pinning Tamina following the discus clothesline.
- WWE Championship: Fatal 4-Way: Sheamus (with the season one NXT Rookies) def. John Cena (c), Randy Orton, & Edge by pinning John Cena (c) following an attack by the season one NXT Rookies to win the WWE Title.
The inaugural WWE Fatal 4-Way event kicks off with a surprise appearance by WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon, who announces that RAW General Manager Bret Hart will not be at the event as a result of the attack by the season one NXT Rookies on RAW! The Chairman states that he is meeting with Bret’s “representatives” to determine when Bret will be able to return and what action will be taken against the ex-Rookie contingent! Before leaving, the Chairman shakes the hand of “The Chosen One” Drew McIntyre and has a short talk with his hand-picked Superstar before Mr. McMahon gets in his limo and exits the arena and McIntyre enters the ring!
Before he challenges Kofi Kingston for the Intercontinental Championship, “The Chosen One” Drew McIntyre states that WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon has informed him that SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long is ordered to come out! Long reluctantly comes out and McIntyre calls the GM “pathetic” before telling Long that he must sit at ringside and states that “when” he regains the Intercontinental Title, Theodore Long will “hand” the title to him! During the match, Kofi Kingston locked in a rope-aided submission maneuver on Drew McIntyre and McIntyre throws Kofi off of the maneuver and inadvertently into the referee; knocking the referee down in the process! McIntyre then throws Kofi shoulder-first into the steel ring post before planting Kofi with the Future Shock DDT and pinned Kofi, but it did not matter seeing as the referee was down and unable to make the count! McIntyre then set his sights on SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long at ringside before going and retrieving Long from his seat at ringside! McIntyre then proceeded to strip the referee’s shirt off of the assigned referee and ordered Long to put the referee shirt on and count the pin for him! McIntyre then pins Kofi and Long counts the one and then the two, but the GM then refuses to count the three! McIntyre then threatens Long to count the three and McIntyre sets Kofi up for another Future Shock DDT, but the suspended Matt Hardy rushes the ring and plants McIntyre with the Twist of Fate, which leads to Kofi hitting Trouble In Paradise on McIntyre and, a three count by Theodore Long later, Kofi successfully retains the Intercontinental Title in a grueling and controversial title defense! How will Drew McIntyre to losing such a controversial title match?
The Divas Championship was also on the line as Eve Torres would defend the gold against Maryse, Gail Kim, & Alicia Fox in a Fatal 4-Way Match! In the end, it looked like Eve Torres was set to retain the gold after hitting the Evesault on Maryse, but Alicia Fox tossed Eve Torres out of the ring and scored the pin on Maryse herself to win the Divas Title! How will Eve Torres respond to losing the Divas Title?
Before he would compete, Chris Jericho states that it seems he is no longer the “hot topic” of the WWE and says that his NXT season one Rookie, Wade Barrett, has been getting more attention than him and that he deserves it because Barrett has been making an “impact”, while he has not been! Jericho continued that, throughout his career, he has been the “underdog”, but now he is at the “top of the mountain” and everyone is trying to knock him off! Jericho then proclaims that he is the “most important performer” on RAW and that he now has a “target” on his back! Jericho then states that he was a “victim” on RAW when Evan Bourne hit him with the Air Bourne after their match and he has challenged Evan Bourne to a rematch! Jericho then proclaims that, he will “snuff out” the career of Evan Bourne! At the end of an incredibly hard-fought match, it was Evan Bourne, after countless attempts, finally hitting the Air Bourne maneuver to the back of Chris Jericho en route to pinning the former World Champion to pick up the upset win! How will Chris Jericho respond to being pinned by Evan Bourne?
As the accusing eyes of “The Big Red Machine” Kane oversees all the potential Superstars responsible for the attack on his brother, The Undertaker, the World Heavyweight Championship was up for grabs in a Fatal 4-Way Match as “The All-American Champion” Jack Swagger would defend the gold against “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show, “The Straightedge Savior” CM Punk, & “The Master of the 619” Rey Mysterio! During the match, with all four of the Fatal 4-Way participants down, “The Big Red Machine” Kane came out and wheeled a casket to ringside before entering the ring and selecting CM Punk as the assailant of his brother, The Undertaker! Kane grabs “The Straightedge Savior” and drags CM Punk to the outside of the ring and delivers a chokeslam to Punk; landing Punk in the casket! However, when Kane tried to close the casket on Punk, Luke Gallows came out and knocked down Kane long enough to rescue CM Punk! Kane then chases Punk & Gallows to the back as, in the ring, Rey Mysterio hits the 619 on Jack Swagger and follows it up with the springboard splash to win his second World Heavyweight Championship! How will Jack Swagger respond to losing his gold? Is CM Punk really responsible for the attack on The Undertaker?
Six nights after winning the United States Title, the new champion The Miz would defend the gold against former champion R-Truth! In the end, it was The Miz taking advantage of the injured ribs of R-Truth to sit out on a sunset flip attempt by R-Truth to pick up the win and successfully retain the United States Title!
The Unified WWE Tag Team Champions The Hart Dynasty were in action in a 6-Person Tag Match as Tyson Kidd, David Hart Smith, & Natalya would face Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, & Tamina! In the end, it was Natalya catching Tamina with a discus clothesline en route to pinning Tamina to pick up the win in 6-Person Tag action!
Then it was time for the main event as the WWE Championship would be put on the line in a Fatal 4-Way Match as John Cena would defend the WWE Title against “The Viper” Randy Orton, “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus, & “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge! During the match, Edge pulls Randy Orton to the outside of the ring and the two Superstars brawl until Sheamus joins the fray, but “The Celtic Warrior” is hurled over the announce table by Orton, which leads to Edge spearing Orton into the barricade; taking himself out in the process! With John Cena alone in the ring, the cameras show R-Truth, Evan Bourne, & The Hart Dynasty watching the match backstage when the seven season one NXT Rookies attack again and lay out the four Superstars and leave the backstage area in shambles. With John Cena alone in the ring, the ex-Rookie contingent takes out a stage hand before setting their sights on Cena, who manages to hit the Attitude Adjustment on Darren Young before being outnumbered by the contingent. Edge then joins the fray in an attempt to run the NXT contingent off, but the odds are too much for Edge as well as the ex-Rookies also leave Edge laid out. While the Rookies work over Edge, Sheamus rushes back in the ring and quickly pins John Cena to steal the WWE Title! After Sheamus narrowly escapes being caught by the ex-Rookies, the contingent resumes their assault on John Cena as the NXT season one alumni again beat down and leave John Cena laid out in the middle of the ring before the sight of Sheamus holding his newly obtained WWE Title leads to the former Rookies chasing after Sheamus! What will be the backlash of yet another attack by the ex-Rookie contingent? How will John Cena respond to losing his WWE Title and suffering another attack by the season one NXT Rookies?