Six nights before WWE Hell in a Cell, the 905th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you from the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. Six nights before he defends the WWE Title against Sheamus inside the demonic Hell in a Cell, WWE Champion Randy Orton would go one-one-one with Chris Jericho in a match where, if Chris Jericho wins, he will become the #1 Contender for the WWE Title, but if Jericho loses, Randy Orton has vowed to send Chris Jericho off of RAW for good!
- The Miz & Alex Riley def. Daniel Bryan & John Morrison by The Miz pinning Daniel Bryan following the Skull Crushing Finale.
- #1 Contender’s Divas Battle Royal for the Divas Title: Natalya def. Melina, Eve Torres, Maryse, Tamina, Alicia Fox, Gail Kim, Jillian, & The Bella Twins to become the new #1 Contender for the Divas Title.
- The Great Khali def. Sheamus by DQ after Sheamus threw the announcer’s chairs at The Great Khali.
- John Cena def. Edge by submission to the C-STF.
- Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel def. Evan Bourne & Mark Henry by Justin Gabriel rolling up Evan Bourne after Heath Slater counters the pin attempt by Evan Bourne.
- WWE Tag Team Championship: Drew McIntyre & "Dashing" Cody Rhodes (c) def. The Hart Dynasty by "Dashing" Cody Rhodes pinning David Hart Smith following the Cross Rhodes to retain.
- #1 Contender’s Match for the WWE Title: Randy Orton & Chris Jericho fight to a No Contest after Sheamus entered the ring.
As a result of the attack he suffered last week, United States Champion Daniel Bryan would team with “The Monday Night Delight” John Morrison to face the two Superstars responsible for the attack in “Mr. Money-in-the-Bank” The Miz and his personally signed “apprentice” Alex Riley! In the end, it was The Miz shoving Daniel Bryan into John Morrison, allowing Miz to take advantage and hit the Skull Crushing Finale en route to picking up the win! After the match, The Miz delivers a kick to the mid-section of Daniel Bryan, but before The Miz could do more damage, John Morrison attacked The Miz and the two former tag team partners spilled to the outside where they brawled until Daniel Bryan dove over the top rope onto both Miz and Morrison! This would spark an all-out brawl between Daniel Bryan, The Miz, & John Morrison and the brawl would come to an end when the anonymous General Manager of RAW chimes in with an email that announces a big match for WWE Hell in a Cell as Daniel Bryan will make his first defense of the United States Title this Sunday against both The Miz and John Morrison in the first ever Triple Threat Submissions Count Anywhere Match where submissions will count anywhere where the first Superstar to earn a submission will be the United States Champion! Can Daniel Bryan retain his United States Title in such a unique match this Sunday night at WWE Hell in a Cell?
With the self-proclaimed “co- Divas Champions” Layla & Michelle McCool guests on commentary, a Divas Battle Royal would take place on RAW to determine the new #1 Contender for the Divas Title as Melina, Eve Torres, Maryse, Natalya, Tamina, Alicia Fox, Gail Kim, Jillian, & The Bella Twins would compete to face either Layla or Michelle McCool for the gold! In the end, it came down to Natalya and Alicia Fox and Natalya would emerge from the clutches of defeat to eliminate Alicia Fox and become the new #1 Contender for the Divas Championship! When will Natalya get her shot at the Divas Title? Which member of LayCool will Natalya face?
Backstage, Ted DiBiase & Maryse are arguing over who cost them the match last week when there is a knock on the door and, when no one answers, DiBiase finds a not that states “next week, you will be mine”! Who is the secret admirer and are these messages for Ted DiBiase or Maryse?
Six nights before he challenges Randy Orton for the WWE Title inside the demonic Hell in a Cell at WWE Hell in a Cell, “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus makes an appearance on RAW! Sheamus states that he is willing to “cut off” his own hand to regain the WWE Title before proclaiming that he is going to have the time of his life facing Randy Orton inside Hell in a Cell! Sheamus would then lay out an open challenge for anyone in the locker room to face him and the challenge would be answered by the seven foot tall Great Khali! The match would spill the outside where Sheamus would attack The Great Khali with peaces of the announce table and a couple of chairs, resulting in a disqualification! The Great Khali would fight back with a chop, but Sheamus would blast Khali with not one, but two Brogue Kicks! Sheamus appears ready to venture into hell this Sunday, but can Sheamus regain the WWE Title from Randy Orton inside the satanic Hell in a Cell?
Then it was time for a very special edition of The Cutting Edge with “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge as Edge’s guest will be none other than the anonymous General Manager of RAW as the GM will communicate with Edge through his signature laptop! Edge reveals that the anonymous RAW General Manager will answer his questions via a computerized voice in order to keep the GM’s identity a secret! Edge would then ask the anonymous GM why he/she is such a “spineless coward” and the computerized voice of the GM calls Edge a “moron” and says that if people knew he/she was, it would “change everything”! Edge then calls the anonymous GM a “big, fat liar” and the GM responds by asking Edge why Edge despises him! After stopping himself from arguing with a computer, Edge says that he is going to ask Chris Jericho who the GM is, but the GM says that Chris Jericho is “bluffing”! As Edge walks away from the anonymous GM, the GM reveals that Edge will go one-on-one with John Cena!
As ordered by the anonymous General Manager of RAW during The Cutting Edge, John Cena, six nights before he faces Wade Barrett at WWE Hell in a Cell with major implications, would go one-on-one with “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge! In the end, it was Edge hitting the Spear on John Cena and, despite Cena’s foot being under the bottom rope, the referee would make the three count! However, the anonymous General Manager of RAW would chime with an email ordering the match to continue due to John Cena’s foot being under the bottom rope! The match would then continue and John Cena would catch Edge in his STF, forcing Edge to tap out! After the match, Edge would slide to the outside of the ring where the anonymous GM would tell Edge that Edge lost “fair and square” before advising Edge to just “walk away”! Edge would start to walk away, but would turn around and knock over the podium that the GM’s laptop sits on and Edge would proceed to snap the laptop in two and completely demolish the computer with a steel chair, even smashing the remains of the laptop on his own head! What will be the repercussions of Edge completely demolishing the anonymous RAW General Manager’s only form of communication?
In what could be their final night in existence, depending on the result of the John Cena Vs. Wade Barrett match at WWE Hell in a Cell, two members of The Nexus would be in tag team action as Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel would face Evan Bourne & Mark Henry! In the end, Evan Bourne would look to have the match finished for himself and Mark Henry after hitting the Air Bourne, but Heath Slater would push Justin Gabriel, shifting the momentum and allowing Gabriel to pick up the win for himself and Heath Slater! After the match, The Nexus took Mark Henry out on the outside of the ring before laying Evan Bourne out with all of their finishers in the ring! After the match, Nexus leader Wade Barrett proclaims that, after WWE Hell in a Cell, John Cena will be the “property” of The Nexus and, with Cena, they will “demoralize” the WWE! David Otunga then reminds everyone that they will invade SmackDown before Michael Tarver states that they are the “bad news” because no one can stop them! What kind of impact will The Nexus have on the live Syfy debut of SmackDown this Friday night?
In a rematch from their controversial title match on last week’s Friday Night SmackDown, WWE Tag Team Champions Drew McIntyre & “Dashing” Cody Rhodes would defend the WWE Tag Team Titles against the former champions, The Hart Dynasty! In the end, it was Drew McIntyre shoving Tyson Kidd into David Hart Smith that would allow “Dashing” Cody Rhodes to catch David Hart Smith with the Cross Rhodes en route to retaining the WWE Tag Team Titles! After the match, David Hart Smith blamed the loss on Tyson Kidd before walking away from his tag team partner! Is The Hart Dynasty on the verge of imploding?
Then it was time for the main event as, six nights before he defends the WWE Title against Sheamus inside the demonic Hell in a Cell, WWE Champion Randy Orton would go one-on-one with Chris Jericho in a non-title match where, if Chris Jericho wins, he will become the #1 Contender for the WWE Title, but if Jericho loses, Orton has vowed to send Jericho off of RAW for good! During the match, Randy Orton was poised for victory as he prepared to hit the RKO on Chris Jericho, but Sheamus would enter the ring, bringing an end to the match! Randy Orton would ultimately plant Sheamus with a suspended DDT and would prepare for the career-threatening punt on Sheamus, but Chris Jericho would catch Orton with the Codebreaker as Orton winded up for the punt! Chris Jericho would then grab a steel chair and would be ready to blast Orton with it, but Orton would dodge the shot and hit the RKO on Chris Jericho! Then, in a sinister direct message to Sheamus, Randy Orton would deliver the vile, career-threatening punt to the skull of Chris Jericho! What is the status of Chris Jericho following the vicious punt? What awaits Sheamus this Sunday when he challenges Randy Orton for the WWE Title inside Hell in a Cell? Could Sheamus suffer the same fate as Chris Jericho?