Here’s RAW in case you missed it:
From The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey:
Hosted by Michael Cole and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler.
Dolph Ziggler stood on a ladder in the middle of the ring, with his Money In The Bank briefcase hanging above his head. He vowed that at Tables, Ladders and Chairs (TLC), he will defeat John Cena to retain his briefcase, and cash it in later on that night to defeat The Big Show for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Sheamus tells him otherwise, but the reigning champion Big Show is amazed, but not amused. Sheamus then pushes down the ladder with Dolph Ziggler on it, and he falls off of it!!!!
1. Wade Barrett vs. R-Truth.
THE SPECIAL GUEST COMMENTATORS FOR THIS MATCH: WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston and WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro.
THE WINNER: R-TRUTH!!!!
NOTE: The pre-match segment with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and RAW Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero that happened before R-Truth entered the ring basically ruined a potentially exciting match.
2. A FATAL FOUR-WAY TAG TEAM ELIMINATION MATCH: The Prime Time Players (Darren Young and Titus O’Neil) vs. Primo and Epico with Rosa Mendes vs. The Usos (Jimmy and Jey) vs. Team Rhodes Scholars (Damien Sandow and The Returning Cody Rhodes).
THE FIRST TAG TEAM ELIMINATED: Primo and Epico.
ELIMINATED BY: The Usos.
THE SECOND TAG TEAM ELIMINATED: The Prime Time Players.
NOTE: The second elimination happened during the commercial break (Seriously WWE, what were you thinking not airing this as it happened???!!!)
ELIMINATED BY: The Usos.
THE WINNERS: TEAM RHODES SCHOLARS.
3. A NON-TITLE DIVAS MATCH: Alicia Fox vs. WWE Divas Champion Eve Torres.
THE WINNER: EVE TORRES.
WWE Champion CM Punk alongside Paul Heyman, spoke of his injury and stated that it was not a rumor. He showed the clip of last week’s RAW when RyBack brutally assaulted him. Heyman stated how Punk survived the assault and how he was brave enough to show up on RAW, one week after the emergency surgery. Punk stated that there are people (in his opinion, RyBack fans) who want him stripped of the title. He also stated how many wrestlers tried to defeat him for the title, but failed. He also stated that next month at the Royal Rumble, The Rock will fail as well.
NOTE: This segment went into the first three minutes of Hour 2.
4. Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler.
NOTE: WWE Referee Mike Chioda disqualified Dolph Ziggler when he hit Sheamus with a steel chair, so….
THE WINNER VIA DISQUALIFICATION: SHEAMUS!!!!!
5. Alberto del Rio with Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Zack Ryder.
THE WINNER VIA SUBMISSION: ALBERTO DEL RIO.
6. THE SECOND DIVAS MATCH OF THE NIGHT: A.J. Lee vs. RAW Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero.
THE SPECIAL GUEST REFEREE FOR THIS MATCH: Brad Maddox.
THE WINNER: VICKIE GUERRERO.
NOTE: This match went into the first two minutes of Hour 3. Also, after the match, A.J. snapped, threw two steel chairs, and slapped WWE Ring Announcer Justin Roberts!
7. A CHAMPION VS. CHAMPION MATCH: WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston vs. WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro.
THE WINNER: ANTONIO CESARO.
8. Miz TV with The Miz.
HIS GUESTS: Team Rhodes Scholars.
After Team Rhodes Scholars walked off the show, Miz renamed them The Pink and The Stink.
9. A NON-TITLE MAIN EVENT: John Cena vs. WWE World Heavyweight Champion The Big Show.
THE SPECIAL GUEST COMMENTATOR FOR THIS MATCH: Dolph Ziggler.
NOTE: WWE Referee Scott James (Armstrong) stopped the match when The Shield (Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns) interfered, and attacked John Cena. WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No (Kane and Daniel Bryan) came to the ring and fought The Shield, while Big Show and Dolph Ziggler attacked Cena, and Cena fought back. RyBack arrived, and helped Kane and Cena battle The Shield.
THE WINNER VIA DISQUALIFICATION: JOHN CENA!!!!!!!
Match #’s 2, 4, 7 and 9 are the highlight matches of the night!!!
ANALYSIS: A much bigger improvement over last week. Minus what happened with the first match of the night.