The 900th episode of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Eight nights after John Cena made the shocking announcement that none other than Daniel Bryan would be the seventh member of Team WWE at SummerSlam, replacing The Miz, who thought he would be the seventh member, The Miz would get his shot at revenge as the United States Champion & “Mr. Money-in-the-Bank” would go one-on-one with the leader of Team WWE, John Cena!
- Sheamus’ Choice #1 Contender’s Match for the WWE Title: Edge def. R-Truth by pin following the Spear.
- Sheamus’ Choice #1 Contender’s Match for the WWE Title: Chris Jericho def. The Great Khali by submission to the Walls of Jericho.
- Divas Championship: Melina (c) def. Jillian by pin with the Last Call to retain.
- Sheamus’ Choice #1 Contender’s Match for the WWE Title: Non-Title: The Miz def. John Cena by DQ after Daniel Bryan interferes.
- Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov def. Jimmy & Jey Uso by Vladimir Kozlov pinning Jey Uso following the Iron Curtain.
- Sheamus’ Choice #1 Contender’s Triple Threat Match for the WWE Title: Randy Orton def. John Morrison & Ted DiBiase (with Maryse) by pinning John Morrison following the RKO.
- WWE Championship: Sheamus (c) def. Zack Ryder by pin following the Pump Kick to retain.
One week after being pummeled with a steel chair and laid out with the RKO on the outside of the ring by Randy Orton, the show kicks off with WWE Champion Sheamus! Sheamus immediately targets the kids in the audience by calling them “spoiled” and calls Randy Orton an “even bigger spoiled child”! Sheamus then proclaims that, despite Randy Orton’s attack, Orton is still not the WWE Champion and Orton should “never” get a shot at the WWE Title again! The anonymous RAW General Manager then chimes in with an email that announces that Sheamus does deserve to be “rewarded”, so the GM has a throne brought out and placed on the stage before announcing that Sheamus will get to choose his challenger for WWE Night of Champions as there will be a series of matches and, at the end of the night, Sheamus will get to select which Superstar gets a WWE Title shot at Night of Champions! Who will compete in the series of matches? Who will Sheamus ultimately choose to face him with the WWE Title on the line at WWE Night of Champions?
With WWE Champion Sheamus seated on the stage to scout which Superstar he will choose to face him at Night of Champions with the WWE Title on the line, the first two potential #1 Contenders were revealed as “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge would go one-on-one with R-Truth! At the end of a hard-fought match, it was Edge hitting the Spear on R-Truth en route to picking up the win! After the match, Edge confronts WWE Champion Sheamus and tells the champion that, until Sheamus he has defeated Edge, he has not beaten “anybody”! Has Edge’s win over R-Trruth and Edge’s words after the match impressed Sheamus enough to select Edge as the next #1 Contender for his WWE Title?
As WWE Champion Sheamus continues to scout out his hand-picked #1 Contender for Night of Champions, Chris Jericho would have the unenviable task of going one-on-one with The Great Khali! After working over the injured knee of The Great Khali throughout the match, Chris Jericho would shockingly make the 7’3”, 420 lbs. tap out to the Walls of Jericho to pick up the win! After the match, Chris Jericho pleads his case to WWE Champion Sheamus by saying that he is “the best in the world”! However, Jericho would then turn around and would get chopped by The Great Khali all the way to the outside of the ring! After Chris Jericho forced the giant Great Khali to tap out to the Walls of Jericho, has Chris Jericho impressed Sheamus enough to select him as the next #1 Contender for the WWE Title?
Eight nights after making a successful return complete by defeating Alicia Fox to win the Divas Title, new Divas Champion Melina would go one-on-one with “The Sour Songstress” Jillian with the Divas Title on the line! In the end, it was Melina hitting the Last Call on Jillian en route to retaining the Divas Title! After the match, the self-proclaimed “co-Women’s Champions” Michelle McCool & Layla appeared on the big screen and revealed that they will be among the RAW & SmackDown talent celebrating the 900th Episode of RAW next week and they will have an offer that Melina can not “refuse”! What does LayCool have in store for Melina next week?
One week after exiling Darren Young from their group, the six members of The Nexus come out and the anonymous General Manager of RAW chimes in with an email that reveals that the GM asked The Nexus to come out there to express how impressed he/she was with The Nexus’ individual performances last week before the GM announces that he/she is lifting the ban that has kept the members of The Nexus from challenging for championships! After hearing this news, Nexus leader Wade Barrett informs WWE Champion Sheamus that the truce between them is officially “over”! Now that The Nexus can challenge for championship gold, is Sheamus or any other champion safe from The Nexus?
Eight nights after being replaced on Team WWE by Daniel Bryan at SummerSlam, United States Champion & “Mr. Money-in-the-Bank” The Miz would go one-on-one with the leader of Team WWE and the Superstar who chose Daniel Bryan as the replacement, John Cena as WWE Champion Sheamus scouts the two Superstars as a potential #1 Contender for the WWE Title at Night of Champions! In the end, it was The Miz sliding to the outside and was prepared to walk out of the match, but Daniel Bryan would come in from behind and throw Daniel Bryan into the ring and, despite The Miz winning by disqualification for Daniel Bryan’s interference, John Cena would plant The Miz with the Attitude Adjustment before letting Daniel Bryan get a measure of revenge on The Miz as Bryan would synch in the LeBell Lock on, forcing The Miz to tap out! How will The Miz respond to Daniel Bryan forcing him tap out?
Two weeks after Tamina seemed to be flirting with Santino Marella, Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov would face the Tamina managed Jimmy & Jey Uso in tag team action! In the end, it was Vladimir Kozlov hitting the Iron Curtain on Jey Uso en route to picking up the win for himself and Santino Marella! After the match, Jimmy Uso seemed set to attack Santino Marella, but Tamina would step in and prevent the attack before helping Santino to his feet and would later blow a kiss to Santino! What will happen next between Tamina and Santino Marella? How will Jimmy & Jey Uso respond to their manager, Tamina’s infatuation with Santino Marella?
With WWE Champion Sheamus still scouting for his next challenger for the WWE Title, three more Superstars would be looking to impress the WWE Champion as former #1 Contender “The Viper” Randy Orton, “The Monday Night Delight” John Morrison, & “The Fortunate Son” Ted DiBiase would compete in a Triple Threat Match, but as soon as the match began, WWE Champion Sheamus would leave his spot on the stage and head to the back! In the end, it was Randy Orton catching John Morrison with the RKO en route to pinning John Morrison for the win! After the match, Ted DiBiase tried to attack Randy Orton, but Orton would dodge the attack and lay DiBiase out with the RKO as well! After everything that has gone on between WWE Champion Sheamus and Randy Orton, will Sheamus choose Randy Orton as his Night of Champions opponent or will Sheamus try to keep his distance from Randy Orton?
Then it was time for WWE Champion Sheamus to announce who he would be defending his title against at WWE Night of Champions, but Sheamus makes the shocking announcement that he is not going to “wait” until Night of Champions to defend the WWE Title as he is going to defend the gold in the main event of RAW! Sheamus then reveals that he is going to go to “left field” and choose a Superstar who has never received a shot at the WWE Title before Sheamus reveals that his hand-picked challenger will be “The Long Island Iced Z” Zack Ryder! As on would expect, Sheamus made quick work of Zack Ryder after deliving the Pump Kick en route to picking up the win to successfully retaining his WWE Title! After the match, Sheamus revealed that, per the rules of the WWE, he does not have to defend his WWE Title for another thirty days before announcing that he will be taking the night off at Night of Champions! The WWE Champion is then interrupted by Nexus leader, Wade Barrett, who reminds Sheamus that, as the winner of NXT Season One, he was guaranteed a title match at a pay-per-view of his choosing and he is choosing Night of Champions as the event to challenge for the WWE Title! The anonymous RAW General Manager would then chime in with an email that announces that Wade Barrett will get his WWE Title shot at Night of Champions, but the GM would follow that up with the blockbuster announcement that Sheamus will be defending the WWE Title against Wade Barrett and four other RAW Superstars in a 6-Pack Challenge! The GM reveals the rest of Sheamus’ opposition as Chris Jericho, “The Viper” Randy Orton, “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge, & John Cena would also challenge for the WWE Title! All six of these Superstars would then face off in the ring before Sheamus would shove Wade Barrett into the middle of the ring of Superstars as Sheamus, Jericho, Orton, Edge, & Cena surrounded Barrett in the same style that The Nexus has done on so many occasions before the five Superstars attack Barrett before throwing the Nexus leader to the outside! As soon as Wade Barrett was disposed of, WWE Champion Sheamus would turn around right into the Codebreaker of Chris Jericho, but Jericho would then get laid by out the Spear of Edge! In turn, Edge would get laid out with the Attitude Adjustment by John Cena and, finally, Randy Orton would lay Cena out with the RKO, leaving Randy Orton as the last one standing! Does Sheamus have any chance of successfully defending the WWE Title against five very capable Superstars at Night of Champions in a rarely seen 6-Pack Challenge? Who will walk out of Night of Champions as the WWE Champion?