WWE RAW 2009 04 06

April 6, 2009 – Houston, Texas
Announcers: Michael Cole & Jerry “The King” Lawler

DARK MATCH: Evan Bourne defeated Dolph Ziggler..
DARK MATCH: Kofi Kingston defeated Shelton Benjamin..

HIGHLIGHT REEL: Still photos of WrestleMania 25..

IN THE RING
Randy Orton + Vince McMahon: Randy Orton stumbled to the ring, showing the battle scars from his showdown with Triple H at WrestleMania. Orton said he doesn’t know what sickens him more; the fact that Triple H used a sledgehammer to beat him or the fact that ‘you people’ enjoyed it so much. Orton said last night proved nothing, and HHH proved he can’t beat him on his own. Orton said he will get his rematch because the McMahon family owes it to him, the company owes it to him, and all of ‘you people’ owe it to him. Orton said when he gets his rematch he will beat Triple H and take his rightful place as WWE champion. Orton added God help the McMahon family if they decide to get in his way again. Orton said he bashed the old man and his son in the skull, and RKO’d Stephanie…… then said Linda would be happy to see him or maybe he should introduce himself to the McMahon family grandchildren. That was enough to bring out grampy Vince McMahon, who came to the ring and force Orton to retreat. McMahon said if Orton wants to get his hands on the McMahon family members here he is! Vince declared that Orton would not get his rematch at Triple H. Vince booked Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase, and Cody Rhodes vs. Triple H, Shane McMahon, and himself at Backlash!!! Orton said Vince made a match where he can hide behind Shane & HHH and claimed Vince was terrified of him. Vince said without Rhodes & DiBiase, Orton is a failure. Orton challenged Vince to a one-on-one match tonight. Orton guaranteed Vince won’t make it to Backlash. Orton said he will have his WrestleMania moment when he permanently puts Vince down. Vince started to sweat, but couragously accepted Orton’s challenge.

UNIFIED TAG TEAM TITLE LUMBERJACK MATCH
The Colon Brothers defeated John Morrison & Mike Mizanin to retain the Unified Tag Team titles!: Lumberjacks included Shad Gaspard, JTG, Tommy Dreamer, the Great Khali, DJ Gabriel, Tyson Kidd, Jesse, Ricky Ortiz, Mike Knox, Hurricane Helms, R-Truth, Jamie Noble, Ezekiel Jackson, Brian Kendrick, William Regal, Paul Burchill, ECW World champion Jack Swagger, Goldust, Vladimir Kozlov, JimmY Wang Yang, Zack Ryder, Curt Hawkins..

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Vince McMahon & Shane McMahon: Shane McMahon talked to papa Vince about the six-man-tag at Backlash. Vince said he has never backed down for a challenge, and won’t start tonight. Vince said he knows if Rhodes & DiBiase show up, Shane has his back, but if it’s just Orton he wants to do it on his own.

RAW VS. SMACKDOWN! 10-DIVAS TAG TEAM MATCH
The Divas of RAW (Melina Perez & Mickie James & Kelly Kelly & Jillian Hall & Layla El) defeated The Divas of SmackDown! (Maryse Ouellet & Natalya Neidhart & Maria Kanellis & Gail Kim & Eve Torres):

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Shane McMahon & Triple H: Shane McMahon asked Triple H to try to talk some sense into Vince. Triple H said when he makes up his mind you can’t change it, but he’ll give it a shot…

10-MAN ALL-STAR TAG TEAM MATCH
Jeff Hardy & C.M. Punk & Rey Mysterio & Ricky Steamboat & John Cena defeated Edge & The Big Show & Chris Jericho & Matt Hardy & Kane: The match ended with Ricky Steamboat and Rey Mysterio doing stereo leaps off the top rope for the win! Steamboat completes his dream weekend! Ricky was congratulated by his teammates and then left in the ring alone to soak in the ovation from the fans. Cena, Mysterio, Hardy, and Punk lead the applause from the stage.

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Vince McMahon & Triple H: Triple H told Vince he was the most stubborn s.o.b. he has ever met, but he is proud of him. Triple H asked Vince to do him a favour; FINISH IT!

ON STAGE SEGMENT
Chavo Guerrero & Vickie Guerrero: Vickie Guerrero said when she was named interim General Manager of RAW there was a clause that after WrestleMania she could pick one brand to be the G.M. for. Vickie said starting tonight she would be the permanent General Manager of RAW! Vickie explained that RAW was stale and she would save it. Vickie first point of order was to give Edge a rematch with World Heavyweight champion Edge. Vickie also changed the six-man-tag at Backlash to a championship match with Triple H’s WWE title on the line! Vickie thanked the fans for graciously welcoming her to RAW. They booed her out of the building… Vickie left but then came back and said she forgot to mention that the Edge-Cena match at Backlash would be a Last Man Standing match. That is why Vickie Guerrero shouldn’t be put on the LIVE RAW broadcast on a regular basis.

HIGHLIGHT REEL: WWE Hall of Fame 2009..

IN THE RING
“Miss WrestleMania” Santina Marella + Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes: Santina Marella (Santino’s “twin sister”) explained that Santino’s heart was broken when he was not allowed to compete in the Diva battle royal. Santina said Santino is happy that his blood won the match. Santino wondered what was next for her, posing for Sports Illustrated, of finding a nice man and start having babies. Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes headed to the ring and told Santino to cut the crap and stop embarrassing the people. Beth said she doesn’t want to ever catch Santino in the Divas locker room again. Beth challenged “Santina” to a match tonight, and s(he) said s(he) was more of a woman that Beth will ever be. Beth asked if Santino was MAN ENOUGH. Santino (still in Santina character) called out a referee…

WWE.COM EXCLUSIVE: Santina Marella asked for music so she could dance..

DIVAS MATCH
Santina Marella defeated Beth Phoenix w/Rosa Mendes: Rosa Mendes ended up getting in the middle of the confrontation, which saw Santina scored a victory over the Glamazon.

GRUDGE MATCH MAIN EVENT
Randy Orton vs. Vince McMahon ended in a No Contest: Late in the fight, Orton was lining up Vince for the punt kick to the head when Shane ran down and tackled Orton! Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase ran down to put the boots to Shane. Finally Triple H ran down and took out Rhodes & DiBiase and went after Orton in the ring. HHH bashed Orton, but DiBiase & Rhodes returned to help Orton triple-team the WWE champion. DiBiase also planted Shane with some kind of choke-slam. Suddenly Batista’s music played and the Animal ran to the ring and took out all three Legacy members!!!! Shane fed Rhodes to Batista for a bone-crunching Batista-bomb! Vince said Orton was right, he wasn’t going to make it to Backlash – so Batista was going to take his place!!!