WWE Monday Night RAW
February 21, 2011 – Fesno, CA
Announcers: Michael Cole & Josh Mathews + Jerry “The King” Lawler
[ REVIEWED BY EVAN SAWATSKY ]
KICKOFF: A countdown for the “2-21-11” mystery man is shown..
IN THE RING (OPENING SEGMENT)
John Cena: John Cena came out to address what The Rock said about him last week. He said he didn’t know what to say and had to see the footage again. He then decided to respond to The Rock the only way he knew how, with a rap. Cena mostly took shots at The Rock’s movies and how he hasn’t been there for the fans, which was surprisingly entertaining.
C.M. Punk defeated John Morrison: Punk worked on Morrison’s injured leg the entire match. Punk hit a GTS for the three count. After the match, Punk called out Orton, talking about what Orton did to him at Unforgiven 2008 and how Punk has prevented him from going to WrestleMania. He said that he had given the new Nexus the night off and told Orton to walk away or get severely injured. Orton came out and tried to hit a RKO on Punk, but he escaped. The new Nexus came out but Punk held them back.
IN RING BRAWL
Alberto Del Rio + WWE Intercontinental champion Kofi Kingston: Alberto Del Rio was coming out to the ring, but Kingston came from behind and attacked him. Del Rio got the upper hand and locked in the Armbar.
ON STAGE SEGMENT
WWE champion The Miz (w/Alex Riley) : The Miz came out to address what The Rock said about him last week. He voiced his dissappoint at the lack of creativity from The Rock when talking about him. He went on to say that it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks of him because he is awesome. The Anonymous RAW General Manager chimed in with an email and said that the main event will be Cena & Miz going up against The Corre for the WWE Tag Team championship.
DIVAS TAG TEAM MATCH
The Bella Twins defeated WWE Divas champion Eve Torres & Gail Kim: The Bellas pulled their switch trick on Eve and got the pinfall with the Small Package.
IN RING SEGMENT
The Undertaker + Triple H: The man behind the “11-21-11” promos was revealed to be the Undertaker. Taker made his way to the ring, but was cut off by the returning Triple H. They have a stare and both look up at the WrestleMania sign. Taker did his cut-through move and Triple H responded with a crotch-chop! It’s on! They didn’t speak a single word yet they had the crowd in the palms of their hands.
Mark Henry defeated King Sheamus: After hitting a splash on Sheamus against a exposed turnbuckle, Henry hit the World’s Strongest Slam for the surprising three count.
WWE United States champion Daniel Bryan & Gail Kim + King Sheamus : Bryan & Kim are talking and laughing backstage until Sheamus interrupted. He asked Bryan what was funny and Bryan said nothing. Sheamus threatened Bryan’s girlfriend, so Bryan asked what his problem was. Sheamus didn’t answer and walked away.
IN RING INTERVIEW
Michael Cole + Jerry “The King” Lawler: Cole introduced Lawler and began to ask him about his title match the previous night at Elimination Chamber. He asked if he thought he let his decreased mother down by not winning the match. Lawler grabbed him by the collar and told him never to say anything about his mother again. He said he will have his WrestleMania moment because he’s challenging Cole to a match. After a little back and forth, Cole threw his cup of water in Lawler’s face and ran away. Lawler took over on commentary as we head towards our main event.
WWE TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
John Cena & WWE champion The Miz (w/Alex Riley) defeated The Corre (Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater w/Wade Barrett & Ezekiel Jackson) to win the WWE Tag Team titles: A few minutes into the match, Miz hit the Skull Crushing Finale on Gabriel to win the Tag Team titles for himself and Cena. Cena stood in the corner with a look of shock and awe over what just happened. Barrett got on the mic and said that The Corre were envoking their rematch clause right now. The Anonymous RAW G.M. chimed in with another email, telling the time keeper to “ring the bell!”
WWE TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
The Corre (Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater w/Wade Barrett & Ezekiel Jackson) defeated John Cena & WWE champion The Miz (w/Alex Riley) to recapture the WWE Tag Team titles: While Barrett distracted the referee, Miz hit a Skull Crushing Finale on Cena (who was in the process of hitting an Attitude Adjustment), leading to Slater making the cover and getting the three count to recapture the WWE Tag Team titles for The Corre.