The 892nd edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you, live, from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, PA. One week after a shocking attack on WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon by the Season One NXT Rookies, the new anonymous General Manager of RAW has vowed that there will be “appropriate consequences” against the newly signed group of ex-Rookies! Plus, Heavy metal rock star and film director Rob Zombie will appear on RAW as the Guest Host!
- If Santino Marella Wins, Then Vladimir Kozlov Will Form A Team With Santino Marella: Vladimir Kozlov def. Santino Marella by pin following the Iron Curtain.
- Non-Title: Sheamus def. Mark Henry by pin following the pump kick.
- Alicia Fox & Maryse def. Eve Torres & Gail Kim by Alicia Fox pinning Gail Kim following the Fox Kick.
- 8-Man Tag: Randy Orton, R-Truth, Evan Bourne, & John Morrison def. Edge, Chris Jericho, Ted DiBiase, & The Miz by Randy Orton pinning Ted DiBiase following the RKO.
One week after the shocking and heinous attack on WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon by the seven Season One NXT Rookies, who have stated that they want to simply be known as “Nexus”, the show starts with RAW commentators Michael Cole & Jerry “The King” Lawler, who reveal that the head of Nexus, Wade Barrett, is currently at WWE Headquarters where WWE officials will determine the future of the group known as Nexus and, while the anonymous RAW General Manager is not at the meeting, the GM has promised “appropriate consequences” for the attack by Nexus last week! What will WWE officials decide about the future of Nexus?
The WWE Champion, Sheamus, then comes out and states that he has reviewed the footage from last week of Nexus attacking Mr. McMahon and that, as the WWE Champion, he needed to come out and “make a statement” before proclaiming that “The Champ is here”! Sheamus continues that, even though Nexus interrupted his and John Cena’s WWE Title match last week, he would have beaten Cena anyways! Sheamus then proclaims that John Cena is no longer the #1 Contender for the WWE Title because he invoked his rematch clause for the title last week! “The Celtic Champion” then states that he will no longer have to listen to John Cena and his never say die personality and he will no longer have to listen to Cena make fun of his skin tone! Sheamus then emphatically states that he “hates” Cena! This brings out former WWE Champion John Cena, who states that he did not come out there to try and get another shot at the WWE Title and says that he is out there to ask Sheamus for “help” to combat Nexus, reminding Sheamus that Nexus will target the WWE Champion, which is him! Cena urges Sheamus to fight alongside him against Nexus and calls out the contingent! This provokes an email to come in from the anonymous General Manager as the GM announces, through Michael Cole, that he is giving Wade Barrett and Nexus until next week’s RAW to prepare their case to WWE officials! Cole continues reading the GM’s email that also states that, if any member of Nexus makes contact with a WWE Superstar, then they will be “terminated” and if a WWE Superstar makes contact with a member of Nexus, then that Superstar will be suspended! With that plan shot down by the anonymous GM, John Cena proposes a rematch from last week for the WWE Title, but the GM once again interrupts with an email that announces that WWE Champion Sheamus will be in action, but will face “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry in a non-title bout! The GM’s email then states that, in three weeks’ time, at WWE Money-in-the-Bank, there will be an eight-man Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match from RAW with the winner getting a guaranteed WWE Title shot whenever they choose and that the competitors for the match will be determined on RAW! A frustrated Sheamus then exits the ring, but a Steel Cage begins to lower from the ceiling as the GM sends another email that announces that, at WWE Money-in-the-Bank, Sheamus will defend the WWE Title against John Cena, but this time, it will take place in a Steel Cage Match! Can Sheamus retain the WWE Title against John Cena when both competitors are locked inside a solid Steel Cage at WWE Money-in-the-Bank?
In a rematch from WWE Fatal 4-Way, the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions The Hart Dynasty, along with Natalya, were set to square off with The Usos & Tamina, but as The Hart Dynasty & Natalya make their way to the ring, The Usos & Tamina attack the trio from behind and leave The Hart Dynasty & Natalya laid out with Tamina hitting the Superfly Splash on Natalya! How will The Hart Dynasty & Natalya respond to this attack by The Usos & Tamina?
After weeks of trying to get Vladimir Kozlov to become his tag team partner, Santino Marella would go one-on-one with “The Moscow Mauler” with the stipulation that, if Santino manages to defeat Vladimir Kozlov, then Kozlov will become his tag team partner! In the end, it was Kozlov hitting the Iron Curtain on Santino en route to picking up the win! After the match, William Regal shakes the hand of his former protégé before Regal enters the ring and starts stomping away at Santino! This prompts Kozlov to re-enter the ring and blast Regal with a big boot before helping Santino out of the ring and carrying him to the back! Despite Santino losing, has Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov formed a friendship?
Backstage, The Great Khali is asked about what actions should be taken against the Nexus group and Khali replies, but Khali’s brother and translator, Ranjin Singh, calls his larger brother a “big dumb giant” and says that, if Nexus showed up, The Great Khali would “run” from the group! What has caused this apparent rift between The Great Khali and his brother, Ranjin Singh?
The Guest Host of RAW then appears on RAW as five-time Grammy winning heavy metal rocker and film director, Rob Zombie, makes an appearance and states that he is there because he loves “sick and twisted” things before revealing that he is there to name the eight participants for the RAW Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match as “The Viper” Randy Orton, United States Champion The Miz, R-Truth, Chris Jericho, Evan Bourne, “The Fortunate Son” Ted DiBiase, “The Monday Night Delight” John Morrison, and the first Money-in-the-Bank winner, “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge will fill out the eight spots in the match! This prompts Edge to appear and says that he has not talked to Rob Zombie since he “dumped” Zombie’s song as his entrance theme! Zombie responds by saying that he “took” his song back because he could not stand to have Edge “destroy” it any longer! Rob Zombie then makes his exit as Edge reminds everyone that he won the first Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match and ended up cashing in the title opportunity ten months later on then WWE Champion John Cena to win the gold! Edge then proclaims that he “owns” the Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match and that, at WWE Money-in-the-Bank, he will win the eight-man Ladder Match to earn the Money-in-the-Bank contract! The anonymous RAW General Manager then interrupts with an email as the GM announces, through Michael Cole, that the eight Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match participants will compete in the main event as the team of Randy Orton, R-Truth, John Morrison, & Evan Bourne will face the team of Edge, Chris Jericho, Ted DiBiase, & United States Champion The Miz in an 8-Man Tag Match! Which team will emerge as the winners in this huge main event?
Three weeks before he defends the WWE Title against John Cena in a Steel Cage Match at WWE Money-in-the-Bank, WWE Champion, Sheamus, would go one-on-one with “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry in a non-title match! In the end, it was Sheamus hitting his signature pump kick on Mark Henry en route to picking up the win!
Backstage, interviewer Josh Mathews is with six of the seven members of Nexus; David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Darren Young, Skip Sheffield, & Michael Tarver! Mathews asks the group what they think of the anonymous GM’s declaration that they will be “terminated” if they lay a hand on any WWE Superstar. Michael Tarver responds by reminding Josh Mathews that it works both ways as, if a WWE Superstar lays a hand on any member of Nexus, then they will be suspended, but they can still make an “impact”! Josh Mathews begins to ask Nexus how they will make an “impact”, but Skip Sheffield confronts a stagehand and lays the employee out before stating that is how they plan to make an “impact” before surrounding the interviewer and laughing maniacally! How does Nexus intend to make an “impact”?
WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler makes an in-ring appearance to present the new career-chronicling DVD set for Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat! “The King” then brings out “The Dragon” himself! Lawler then brings out four WWE Legends to congratulate Steamboat on his legendary career as Dean Malenko, Arn Anderson, Mike Rotunda, & Michael Hayes come out and congratulate the Hall of Famer on all his accomplishments ins his life and career! However, a celebratory and nostalgic moment on RAW turns dire as Nexus comes out and surrounds the ring. Together, the six Legends temporarily hold off an attack by the merciless contingent, but the six Nexus members pick off each Legend one-by-one. First, Nexus pulls Arn Anderson out of the ring and attack the former Four Horseman member before sending Arn into the steel ring post. Nexus then manages to get their hands on Dean Malenko and ram the Legend into the ringside barricade. The six assailants then pull Mike Rotunda out of the ring and leave Rotunda laid out as well. With Michael Hayes, Jerry Lawler, & Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat left in the ring, Nexus enters the ring and the three Legends do their best to fight off with the group, but the six-on-three odds are too much as Nexus assaults and leaves Michael Hayes & Jerry Lawler laid out on the outside before the seemingly unstoppable group focus their attention solely on Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat. The WWE Hall of Famer tries his best to fight off Nexus, but the impossible odds catch up to Steamboat as Nexus ruthlessly assault the pro-wrestling pioneer and leave “The Dragon” incapacitated in the middle of the ring. As the ruthless attacks continue on anyone and everyone, how will the anonymous RAW General Manager and WWE management ensure that the attacks stop?
Former Divas Champion Eve Torres was in action on RAW as Eve would team with Gail Kim to face the team of Divas Champion Alicia Fox & Maryse! In the end, it was Alicia Fox hitting the Fox Kick en route to pinning Gail Kim to pick up the win for her team!
Then it was time for the main event as the eight participants in the RAW Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match that will take place at WWE Money-in-the-Bank in three weeks’ time would be in an 8-Man Tag action as “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge, Chris Jericho, “The Fortunate Son” Ted DiBiase, & United States Champion The Miz would face the team of “The Viper” Randy Orton, R-Truth, Evan Bourne, & “The Monday Night Delight” John Morrison! In the end, it was Randy Orton hitting Ted DiBiase with a lightning-quick RKO on Ted DiBiase en route to winning the match for his team! After the match, Edge blindsides Randy Orton, which leads to Edge blasting R-Truth with a ladder, Evan Bourne & John Morrison taking down Edge, as well as Chris Jericho, before The Miz plants John Morrison with the Skull-Crushing Finale! The Miz then looks to symbolically climb the ladder, but Randy Orton re-enters the ring and knocks The Miz off of the ladder before climbing the ladder himself and, in what could be a sign of things to come at WWE Money-in-the-Bank, Orton climbed the ladder and retrieved the Money-in-the-Bank briefcase that hangs above the ring! Could this be the scene for Randy Orton come WWE Money-in-the-Bank? Will “The Viper” become the new “Mr. Money-in-the-Bank”?