WWE tag team legends The Hart Foundation
WWE Monday Night RAW
Location: Knoxville, TN
Date: May 9, 2011
Commentators: Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler
IN THE RING
Alberto Del Rio & Ricardo Rodriguez + Rey Mysterio + The Miz w/Alex Riley + R-Truth: Alberto said his destiny to become World Heavyweight champion was stolen by the retired Edge. Alberto (recently drafted to RAW) now set his sights on WWE champion John Cena. Rey Mysterio came out to the ring and Alberto was disgusted that Rey was still bothering him. Rey said Alberto was no more worthy of a championship match than he is. Rey said they were both drafted from SmackDown!, and challenged Alberto to a #1 Contenders match tonight! Alberto’s response was interrupted by the appearance of the Miz, who said stuff like this may happen on SmackDown! but not on his show (RAW). Miz said he is the only one who deserves a title shot. Alberto said Miz had his chance so he goes to the back of the line. Miz said last week he was announced as WWE champion but the referee reversed the decision. Miz said he should not be penalized for what Alex Riley did without his knowing. Miz told Alberto & Rey to go fight in a Taco Bell parking lot, because he is the #1 Contender. R-Truth came out to no music, to say he hates hospital food, adding John Morrison is eating a lot of hospital food lately. Truth played a clip of him destroying John Morrison. Truth said he wasn’t waiting around for another 10 years, he’s going to take his opportunity to face John Cena for the WWE championship. The Anonymous RAW General Manager chimed in with an email, which was read by Michael Cole. The G.M. booked Miz vs. Alberto vs. Rey in a #1 Contenders match, leaving out R-Truth. Truth was pissed about being overlooked again and got in Rey’s face. Rey said he agrees with the G.M. and that’s THE TRUTH! Truth walked out very upset. Miz cut a promo saying he would be the next WWE champion, but Ricardo Rodriguez cut him off and yelled Alberto Del Rio! Alberto & The Miz started fighting and Rey got involved too.
REPLAY: KHARMA attacking Maryse last week, but not laying a single hand on Kelly Kelly.
DIVAS TAG TEAM MATCH
Eve Torres & Kelly Kelly defeated The Bella Twins (Nikki Bella & WWE Diva’s champion Brie Bella): Kelly pinned one of the Bella’s to win the match, but afterwards….. KHARMA came down and the Bellas ran away. KHARMA entered the ring and Kelly rolled out, leaving Eve to get knocked out! KHARMA chased Kelly away and went back to the ring to give Eve an Awesome-bomb!
Kane w/The Big Show defeated Mason Ryan w/C.M. Punk by DQ: Punk kicked Kane from ringside so Big Show ran over and knocked him out! Kane knocked Mason Ryan over the top rope. Mike McGillicuty & David Otunga ran down and they got destroyed too. They double choke-slammed Mason Ryan and celebrated with their title belts.
Dolph Ziggler w/Vickie Guerrero defeated Santino Marella: Before the match, Vickie Guerrero introduced the new and improved Dolph Ziggler!
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: R-Truth was leaving the building muttering under his breath. Truth said there was a conspiracy against him, saying nobody wants to take him seriously. Truth said he will get back at Rey, Alberto, and Miz in his own time.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Zach Ryder was showing John Cena how to do the fist pump. Cena turned and walked away, looking at Ryder over his shoulder, and cracking a smile..
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Alex Riley plead his case about what happened last week, saying it wan’t his fault. The Miz said Alex was all jacked up but he had the brain of an arangatang. Miz said he doesn’t even know why he allows Riley to be in his presense.
NON (WWE CHAMPIONSHIP) TITLE MATCH
WWE champion John Cena defeated Alex Riley:
IN THE RING
Michael Cole + Jerry “The King” Lawler: Michael Cole said he was on a high and announced that he was retiring from in-ring competition. Cole said he knows he is beloved by all, but he wants to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as a dual broadcaster and in-ring competitor. Jerry Lawler jumped in the ring and Cole reminded him that he cannot lay a hand on him or he’ll be fired. Lawler showed a clip of THE Rock giving Cole a Rock-bottom and a people’s elbow last week. Lawler said if Cole was ever inducted into the Hall of Fame then life would seize to exist. Lawler said maybe if Cole could beat him in another match he will personally induct Cole into the Hall of Fame and also give Cole his own HOF ring. Cole declined the offer and walked back to his protective glass shelter. Cole said Lawler had to steal his spotlight and let him retire with pride. Cole said people from Tennessee are a bunch of sore losers. Cole said people in Memphis refuse to believe that Elvis actually died on a toilet. Cole said Lawler lost at Extreme Rules and he cannot change his mind. Cole said yesterday was Mother’s day and he spent the day with his mother in Texas. Cole said he and his mother watched WrestleMania 27 and watched the match where he defeated Lawler. Cole said there was nothing better than spending the day with your mother. Cole asked Lawler what he did on mother’s day, but then remembered the Lawler’s mother passed away in February (boo). Lawler jumped out and went after Cole behind the glass, but Jack Swagger ran down and attacked him! Swagger shook hands with Cole and told Lawler to get out of there!
Kofi Kingston defeated Jack Swagger: After the match, Jerry Lawler took out Jack Swagger and once again went after Michael Cole. Lawler threw something into the glass house and pulled Cole’s tie out threw a hole and bashed Cole’s head against the glass repeatedly. Lawler isn’t allowed to lay a hand on Cole, and technically he did not lay a hand on him. Swagger came to Cole’s rescue and proclaimed that Lawler was FIRED. Lawler said he didn’t touch Michael Cole, he just touched his tie. Swagger said Lawler just made Cole a first ballad Hall of Famer, and accepted Lawler’s offer from earlier! Cole was shocked and asked Swagger why he did that?!?!
#1 CONTENDERS TRIPLE THREAT MATCH
Mike “The Miz” Mizanin defeated Rey Mysterio and Alberto Del Rio: After a long match, Alex Riley limped down to help the Miz. Rey was about to pin Alberto, but Riley pulled Alberto out. The Miz slipped in and pinned Rey to win the match! The Miz was happy with Alex Riley now. Miz & Riley celebrated on the stage until WWE champion John Cena came out. Cena said his match with Miz at Over the Limit will be a No-DQ, No-Countout, and No Submissions or pinfalls – it will be an I QUIT match!