WWE RAW 2009 04 13 (Draft Special)

April 13, 2009 – Atlanta, Georgia
Announcers: Michael Cole & Jerry “The King” Lawler


DARK MATCH: Dolph Ziggler defeated Goldust..

DARK MATCH: Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Curt Hawkins..

WWE SUPERSTARS TAPING
The Undertaker defeated Matt Hardy: Matt Hardy tried to walk out of the match, but little bother Jeff ran out and threw him back into the ring to get choke-slammed by the Undertaker.

QUICK & DIRTY DRAFT RESULTS
#1 – Montel Vontavious Porter was drafted to RAW.
#2 – The Big Show was drafted to RAW.
#3 – Women’s champion Melina was drafted to SmackDown!.
#4 – Matt Hardy was drafted to RAW.
#5 – WWE champion Triple H was drafted to RAW.
#6 – Mr. MITB C.M. Punk was drafted to SmackDowm!.
#7 – Mike “The Miz” Mizanin was drafted to RAW.
#8 – Kane was drafted to SmackDown!.
#9 – Chris Jericho was drafted to SmackDown!.
#10 – Vladimir Kozlov was drafted to ECW.
#11 – Divas champion Maryse was drafted to RAW.
#12 – IC champion Rey Mysterio was drafted to SmackDown!.

2009 Supplemental WWE Draft
#13 – Mr. Kennedy (from SmackDown! to RAW)
#14 – Shad Gaspard (from RAW to SmackDown!)
#15 – Alicia Fox (from ECW to SmackDown!)
#16 – Primo Colon (from SmackDown! to RAW)
#17 – Mike Knox (from RAW to SmackDown!)
#18 – Ezekiel Jackson (from SmackDown! to RAW)
#19 – Nikki Bella (from SmackDown! to RAW)
#20 – Candice Michelle (from RAW to SmackDown!)
#21 – Zack Ryder (from SmackDown! to ECW)
#22 – Chavo Guerrero (from SmackDown! to RAW)
#23 – Ricky Ortiz (from ECW to SmackDown!)
#24 – Layla El (from Raw to SmackDown!)
#25 – Hornswoggle (from ECW to RAW)
#26 – DH Smith (from SmackDown! to ECW)
#27 – John Morrison (from ECW to SmackDown!)
#28 – Carlito Colon (from SmackDown! to RAW)
#29 – Natalya Neidhart (from SmackDown! to ECW)
#30 – Festus (from SmackDown! to RAW)
#31 – JTG (from RAW to SmackDown!)
#32 – Dolph Ziggler (from RAW to SmackDown!)
#33 – The Brian Kendrick (from SmackDown! to RAW)
#34 – Charlie Haas (from RAW to SmackDown!)
#35 – Hurricane Helms (from SmackDown! to ECW)
#36 – Brie Bella (from SmackDown! to RAW)

KICKOFF: All three announce teams opened the program. Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler for RAW. Jim Ross & Todd Grisham for SmackDown!. And Matt Striker is now joined by Josh Matthews for ECW…

IN THE RING
Batista + Shane McMahon + Triple H + Chavo & Vickie Guerrero: Batista was overwhealmed to be back on RAW. Batista talked about when Randy Orton kicked him in the head and put him out of action for four months. Batista said he replayed that moment in his head over and over, and the worst part was waiting. Batista said he was counting the seconds waiting until he could get his hands on Orton. Batista called out Orton, and threatened to tear up the arena looking for him. Orton didn’t show up, but Shane McMahon came out and said Orton kicked his head too and harassed Stephanie. Shane said if anybody was getting retribution tonight it’s him. Triple H joined them in the ring and said everything that has happened was all because of him. HHH said Orton tried to take out his wife while he watched. HHH said he started it, and he is gonna finish it. They started to argue over who would get their revenge tonight. RAW General Manager Vickie Guerrero was wheeled out to the stage by nephew Chavo screaming “excuse me!” Vickie said the only one who will make the decisions around here is her. Vickie reminded the trio that if they get over-zealous at Backlash then Randy Orton could be the new WWE champion. Vickie said she has given Randy Orton a well-deserved night off. Vickie booked a 3-on-2 handicap match with HHH, Batista, and Shane vs. Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase. Vickie said if they win, whoever gets the pinfall will earn a match with Orton next week!

#1 DRAFT PICK MATCH
Rey Mysterio (RAW) defeated Evan Bourne (ECW): RAW wins the first draft choice…. WWE United States champion Montel Vontavious Porter was drafted to RAW from SmackDown!

BACKSTAGE: Kane on his way to the ring….

#2 DRAFT PICK MATCH
Kane (RAW) defeated THE Brian Kendrick w/Ezekiel Jackson (SD!): Brian Kendrick tried to hide behind Big Zek, so Kane took him out with a big boot to the face! Kane made short work of THE Kendrick to earn another draft pick for RAW… The Big Show was drafted to RAW from SmackDown! Kane looked particularly interested by this giant development…

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Chavo & Vickie Guerrero + Randy Orton: Vickie Guerrero said she was excited about being G.M. of RAW and claimed she had the support of the WWE board of directors. Randy Orton barged in and confronted Vickie about the decision she made earlier. Orton said he has been there longer than Vickie and said the WWE Board of Directors won’t be happy. Vickie said if Rhodes & DiBiase win tonight, whomever they defeat, they will have to face Legacy in a 3-on-1 next week..

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
John Cena & Jack Swagger: ECW World champion Jack Swagger told World Heavyweight champion John Cena that after tonight the WWE will have a new poster boy and it will be Jack Swagger.. Of course, Cena talked circles around poor Swagger.. Cena said Swagger was good but he’s just a punk with a couple of wins under his belt. Cena said tonight Swagger gets a lesson in respect…..

#3 SIX-DIVA TAG TEAM MATCH
Maryse Ouellet & Michelle McCool & Natalya Neidhart defeated Melina Perez & Mickie James & Kelly Kelly: The SmackDown! heel team argued over who would start the match, which led to some pre-match chaos. Michelle knocked out Mickie with a stiff boot to the head and scored the 1-2-3 to earn a draft pick for SmackDown!……. WWE Women’s champion Melina Perez was drafted to SmackDown! from RAW.

#4 & #5 DRAFT PICK CHAMPION VS. CHAMPION MATCH
World Heavyweight champion John Cena (RAW) defeated ECW World champion Jack Swagger (ECW): John Cena earned two more draft picks for RAW….. Matt Hardy was drafted to RAW from SmackDown! – then WWE champion Triple H was drafted to RAW from SmackDown!!!! While Cena was acknowleding Triple H, he was attacked from behind by Edge. Once Cena reversed the advantage, Edge slipped out of the ring and escaped..

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Legacy (Randy Orton & Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase): Randy Orton gave Rhodes & DiBiase a pep talk about the importance of tonight’s match. Their strategy will be to play their opponents against each other until they get themselves disqualified..

#6 DRAFT PICK MATCH
The Great Khali w/Ranjin Singh (SmackDown!) defeated Santino Marella (RAW): Before the match, Beth Phoenix (w/Rosa Mendes) came out and said she talked to Vickie Guerrero and there was more on the line than a draft pick. Beth said if Santino loses then his twin sister, Santina, has to appear on the Khali Kiss-cam next week! Khali squashed Santino and earned a kiss from Santina, as well as a draft pick for SmackDown!…. C.M. Punk was drafted to SmackDown! from RAW!

#7 DRAFT PICK MATCH
Kofi Kingston (RAW) defeated Mike “The Miz” Mizanin (ECW) w/John Morrison by DQ: The Miz was disqualified when John Morrison interfered in the match, giving RAW yet another draft pick….. It turned out that the Miz was “randomly” chosen to be drafted to RAW! Miz & Morrison hugged, but then the Miz flattened Morrison with a Reality Check! The Miz sends a message to the RAW locker room!

#8 & #9 DOUBLE DRAFT PICK 15-MAN TRI-BRANDED BATTLE ROYAL
Won by SmackDown! wrestler Edge: RAW representatives were MVP, Mike Knox, the Big Show, Shad Gasspard, and JTG. ECW representatives were Fit Finlay, Ricky Ortiz, Tyson Kidd, Paul Burchill, and Mark Henry. SmackDown! representatives were Carlito, Primo Colon, R-Truth, Chavo Guerrero, and Edge. —- predictably, it came down to Mark Henry (ECW), the Big Show (RAW), and Edge (SD!). Big Show eliminated Mark Henry after a brief struggle. Edge won the Tri-Branded Battle Royal at last year’s draft, and managed to pull it off again this year by dumping the Big Show over the top rope! Edge earned two valuable draft picks for SmackDown!……. Kane was drafted to SmackDown! Edge was not impressed by that. Next WWE Superstar of the Year 2008, Chris Jericho, was drafted to SmackDown!

#10 DRAFT PICK MATCH
Christian (ECW) defeated Shelton Benjamin (SmackDown!): Vladimir Kozlov was drafted to ECW. Christian seemed quite distressed about the Moscow Mauler coming to his brand…

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Triple H argued with brother-in-law Shane over who wanted revenge on Randy Orton tonight – and Batista joined in the debate at the end. They agreed it was every man for themself..

#11 DRAFT PICK MATCH
Matt Hardy (RAW) defeated C.M. Punk (SmackDown!) by DQ: Jeff Hardy interfered and caused the disqualification and chased big brother Matt backstage. C.M. Punk was pissed that Jeff Hardy cost him the victory, so they’re probably setting up C.M. Punk vs. Jeff Hardy on SmackDown!…… WWE Divas champion Maryse was drafted to RAW from SmackDown! (which makes sense because the Women’s champion was drafted to SmackDown! earlier)..

#12 DRAFT PICK MATCH
Chris Jericho (SmackDown!) defeated Tommy Dreamer ECW): WWE Intercontinental champion Rey Mysterio was drafted back to SmackDown!. Which was expected since the WWE United States champion MVP was drafted to RAW earlier. It was also expected because SmackDown! was looking to increase the Latino demographic that they lost when Rey left SmackDown! last year…

HANDICAP MATCH
Triple H & Batista & Shane McMahon defeated Legacy (Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase Jr.): If Triple H, Shane McMahon, and Batista win the match the person who gets the fall will earn a match with Randy Orton next week. However, if Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase win then the loser of the fall has to wrestle Randy Orton, Rhodes, and DiBiase in a 3-on-1 Handicap match next week. After a while, Triple H’s team started fighting each other. Shane took out Batista, allowing Triple H to score the pin to win the match! Triple H faces Randy Orton next week in a WrestleMania rematch! After the match, Randy Orton came out to the stage and looked down at WWE champion Triple H in the ring.