WWE Monday Night RAW
July 19, 2010 – Tulsa, Oklahoma
Announcers: Michael Cole & Jerry “The King” Lawler
Alberto Del Rio defeated Goldust:
TRIPLE THREAT #1 CONTENDERS MATCH
Randy Orton defeated Edge and Chris Jericho: Edge and Jericho teamed up on Orton early on but he was able to fight them off a bit. Edge stunned Orton on the top rope so he and Jericho could take over. Orton managed to reverse a backdrop into a double DDT, causing Jericho to roll out of the ring. Randy got geared up for the RKO but Edge pushed Orton right into a code breaker from Jericho. Edge and Jericho began fighting on the outside. Back from commercial Jericho was beating down on Edge on the outside. Randy managed to hit Jericho with a middle rope DDT while he was returning to the ring. Edge pulled Orton out of the ring and threw him into the dasher boards before pinning Jericho for 2. Jericho pulled Edge out of the ring and tried to take advantage of Orton. Jericho put in a side headlock but Orton fought out of it and hit a powerslam on Jericho. Orton hit the inverted backbreaker on Edge for 2. Orton went for another rope DDT on Jericho but Jericho reversed it into the Walls of Jericho. Edge hit the Edgecution on Jericho to get Orton out of the Walls. Edge got lined up for the spear but Jericho reversed it into the Walls of Jericho. Edge made it to the ropes and rolled up Jericho for 2. Edge clotheslined Jericho out of the ring and reversed an attempted RKO into an Edge-O-Matic. Edge got ready for the spear but Jericho pushed Edge down. They all took each other down with clotheslines. Jericho back dropped Edge out of the ring and went for the lionsault on Orton but missed. Orton got ready for the RKO and managed to hit it, then followed up with an RKO on Edge for 3.
IN THE RING
Edge + Chris Jericho + The Nexus (Wade Barrett + Heath Slater + Michael Tarver + Darren Young + Justin Gabriel + Skip Sheffield + David Otunga): Edge refused to leave the ring and demanded that Chris Jericho come down to the ring. Edge said that this has gone on between them for too long. Jericho finally came down to the ring. Edge said this had gone on between them for 11 years. Edge said this needed to end right here, right now, tonight. Chris said for the first time in 11 years they finally agree on something because it is going to end tonight for Edge. Chris said last week he had a conversation with Wade Barrett and Wade admitted that he is the reason behind Nexus’ success. Chris said he taught Wade all the things they’ve been doing and that if he snapped his fingers Nexus would do what he wanted them to do. Chris said they would end Edge’s career tonight, Edge said he didn’t think that Nexus agrees to that and if he offered to be their leader Nexus would take him up on the offer and take out the guy claiming to be the reason behind their success. The Nexus came down to the ring. Wade told them not to argue because Nexus would be lucky to call either one of them an ally. Wade said they’ve both had hall of fame careers but Jericho was right; Nexus would end his career. Nexus circled around Edge and attacked. Skip destroyed Edge with a huge spear. Chris acted all cocky and locked in the walls on Edge. Chris realized that Nexus was staring at him. Wade said Edge was also right; they don’t like Chris is taking all their success. Nexus circled Chris and also attacked. David Otunga dropped Chris with a big urinage.
Josh Mathews & Wade Barrett + WWE champion Sheamus: Josh asked Wade if he can individually compete with Mark Henry. Wade asked Josh if he was quaking in his boots because Mark Henry was. Wade said every member of Nexus is just as good individually as they are together. Wade said tonight wouldn’t end well for Mark Henry. Sheamus showed up and said he had a proposal for Wade.
John Cena: Michael Cole asked John if the carnage he just witnessed was reminiscent of the things he’s been going through with them. John said he brought this upon himself by not shaking Wade’s hand. John said he thought he could stop them, but he can’t. John said 2 of WWE’s biggest stars were just decimated. John said he can see the writing on the wall. Jerry asked him what he meant. John said tonight he would like to meet Wade Barrett and Nexus in the ring. Jerry asked why he wanted that. John said they made his life miserable and cost him everything. John teased that he was going to join Nexus by saying if you can’t beat them, and then walking away.
Eve Torres defeated Maryse Ouellet w/Ted DiBiase Jr.: Ted went on commentary. Maryse showed the ref a piece of jewelry and Eve smacked her. Maryse smacked Eve and choked her on the middle rope. Eve elbowed a running Maryse in the head and kicked her down for 3, but Maryse had her foot on the ropes. Ted yelled at the referee. John Morrison came running down to the ring and hit Ted with starship pain.
IN THE RING
WWE champion Sheamus + WWE United States champion Mike “The Miz” Mizanin: Sheamus said he has beaten John Cena in a tables match, a fatal 4 way, and now a steel cage match. Sheamus said when he beat John Cena the first time everyone said it was a fluke, the second time they said it was luck, but now its dominance. Sheamus said John Cena won’t be getting another championship shot against him anytime soon. Sheamus said he found Wade Barrett and demanded a truce. Sheamus said he explained to Wade that one year ago no one had heard of Sheamus or The Nexus, but like it or not they are both now the two strongest entities in the WWE. Sheamus explained to him that they don’t have to like each other; they just stay out of each other’s business. Sheamus said the only way Orton can beat him is with Nexus interference, and now that it’s gone, Orton doesn’t stand a chance. Sheamus said Orton can sit back and watch while he becomes the longest reining WWE champion of all time. Miz came down to the ring with the MITB briefcase! Miz congratulated Sheamus on getting rid of his Nexus problem. Miz said now Sheamus has a Miz problem. Miz said Sheamus doesn’t control the fate of the WWE title, he does. Miz said he can cash his MITB briefcase in anytime he wants for a title match. Miz said he’ll be watching Sheamus whenever he’s in the ring. Miz said if Sheamus manages to beat Randy Orton at Summer Slam and Randy hits him with an RKO; he’ll be there to cash it in. Miz said if Sheamus is doing a backstage interview, he’ll hit him with the briefcase and cash it in. Miz said maybe he’ll wait for the moment his entire career is leading to; main eventing at WrestleMania! Miz said he might just cash it in tonight. Miz said he’s going to be Sheamus’ celebrity stalker. Sheamus said Miz is nothing and left. Michael Cole received an email saying that if Miz wants to cash in his contract in tonight he should take a seat at ringside since Sheamus has a match against Evan Bourne next!
NON (WWE) TITLE MATCH
WWE champion Sheamus defeated Evan Bourne: Evan Bourne took control early on with his kicks and innovative offense while Miz watched from ringside. Sheamus managed to level Evan with a clothesline for 2. Sheamus began pulling Evan ribs first against the steel ring post. Sheamus kicked Evan in the back of the head and locked in a cross face chicken wing. Evan fought out of it but ran into a tilt a whirl backbreaker. Evan began to fight back with kicks but was thrown into the turnbuckle. Evan kicked Sheamus in the side of the head and followed up with a spinning heel kick. Evan rolled up Sheamus for 2 and leveled him again with a roundhouse kick to the face. Evan went up top but Sheamus rolled out of the ring so Evan jumped onto him. Sheamus pushed Evan head first into the camera man and hit the Road Kick once Evan got back in the ring for 3. After the match Miz knocked Sheamus down with the briefcase and hit the skull crushing finale on it! Miz said he wanted to cash it in but the referee said Miz needed to wait for Sheamus to get up before he could start the match. R-Truth showed up so Miz cancelled the match and was attacked by R-Truth. Miz took down R-Truth and ran away.
Josh Mathews & WWE United States champion Mike “The Miz” Mizanin: Josh asked Miz if he was furious with R-Truth. Miz said Truth just cost him the WWE championship. Miz said he had Sheamus knocked unconscious but there would be other opportunities. Miz said he has an entire year to take his rightful place as WWE champion because he’s The Miz, and he’s awesome!
WWE champion Sheamus + Randy Orton: Sheamus was walking around with ice on his head when he saw some Divas laughing so he yelled at them for laughing at him. Randy Orton showed up and said it was really too bad what just happened. Randy said Sheamus is a huge target and come Summer Slam, whether it’s him, Miz, or whoever else is champion, they will be wearing a giant bull’s eye. Randy said he won’t hit the bull’s eye with an arrow or a spear; he’ll hit it with an RKO!
TAG TEAM MATCH
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated Zack Ryder & William Regal: Santino and Zack started out. Santino went for a handspring but Zack tripped him. Santino tagged in Vladimir and Zack tagged in William. Vladimir took down William with a fireman’s carry and tagged in Santino. William took control and tagged Zack back in. Zack put a chinlock in on Santino and followed up with an STO. Santino dodged a cross body and tagged in Vladimir. Vladimir destroyed Zack and reversed a leg lariat into a urinage. Santino tagged in and hit a diving headbutt for 3.
Wade Barrett defeated Mark Henry: Mark head butted Wade out of the ring moments into the match. Wade started to fight back but Mark overpowered him. Wade managed to stun Mark and began attacking his knee but ran into a big slam. Mark climbed up to the middle rope but Nexus distracted him long enough for Wade to take advantage. Wade picked up Mark and hit his finisher awkwardly for 3.
IN THE RING
The Nexus (Wade Barrett & Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel & David Otunga & Darren Young & Skip Sheffield & Michael Tarver ) + John Cena + Edge + John Morrison + R-Truth + The Great Khali + Chris Jericho + Bret “The Hitman” Hart: Wade called out Cena. Michael Tarver said they already made one truce tonight but because of what’s already transpired between them they will at least hear him out. Michael said Cena should acknowledge that they run the show and realizes that if he continues with his resistance they will make his life miserable for the rest of his career. Michael said Cena should come out and apologize for the things he’s done to them. Michael said if he does they might consider ending this but this is all on him. Finally Cena came down to the ring. Cena thanked them for having him out there. Cena said since Nexus has arrived he’s had 2 championship matches and Nexus has cost him both of those matches. Cena said he’s not part of their bigger picture so he doesn’t know why. Cena said tonight Sheamus made a truce with them, something he should have done a long time ago. Cena apologized. Wade said their answer is no. Wade said he’s not interested in a truce because he’s not looking for peace. Wade said he is looking for something much bigger. Wade said he wanted Cena to join them. Wade said he wanted Cena to be a part of Nexus. Wade said everything Cena has achieved on his own he can achieve 10 times more with Nexus. Wade said Nexus is the present and future of the WWE and together they would be unstoppable; and there isn’t much of a choice because he’s either Nexus or against us. Wade said it’s up to Cena. Cena said nope. Wade said Cena could either leave the ring with his tail between his legs or he could stay and get beat up. Cena left the ring. Cena said he had one more thing to say; he will take each and every one of them down. Cena said tonight’s little peace offering was a test, they said no and sealed their fate. Cena said he got himself some help. Cena said he’s quietly been forming a team that will take down Nexus at Summer Slam. Cena said he wants Wade to meet his team and realize that Nexus is history. Edge came out, followed by John Morrison, followed by R-Truth, followed by The Great Khali (sigh), followed by Chris Jericho; followed by Bret “The Hitman” Hart! Cena’s army charged the ring and The Nexus ran away.