WWE Monday Night RAW
Location: Lexington, KY
Date: July 12, 2010
Commentators: Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler
Six nights before WWE Money-in-the-Bank, the 894th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you, live, from the Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY. Just six nights before he challenges Sheamus for the WWE Title in a Steel Cage Match at WWE Money-in-the-Bank, John Cena will be forced, via the orders of the anonymous RAW General Manager, to compete against all seven members of The Nexus in a 7-on-1 Handicap Match! Also, six nights before they are two of eight competitors in the RAW Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match, “The Ultimate Opportunist” Edge would go one-on-one with “The Viper” Randy Orton! One week after R-Truth was brutally assaulted by United States Champion The Miz to the point of being unable to compete in the RAW Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match, R-Truth’s replacement would be revealed on RAW! The Guest Host of RAW will be none other than America’s favorite Mom as Carol Brady herself, Florence Henderson, would appear on RAW!
Non-Title: Alicia Fox def. Gail Kim by pin following the Fox Kick.
6-Person Mixed Tag: The Usos & Tamina def. The Hart Dynasty & Natalya by Jey Uso pinning David Hart Smith following the Superfly Splash.
Edge (with Chris Jericho) def. Randy Orton by pin with the Edgecution.
Non-Title: The Miz & Mark Henry fight to a No Contest.
8-Man Brady Bunch Tag Match: Santino Marella, Vladimir Kozlov, Goldust, & The Great Khali (with Florence Henderson) def. William Regal, Zack Ryder, Primo, & Doink The Clown by The Great Khali pinning Doink The Clown following the Khali Chop.
6-on-1 Handicap Match: Tag Match Rules: No Interference: The Nexus def. John Cena by Justin Gabriel pinning John Cena with the 450 Splash.
It was revealed at the start of RAW that, as a result of John Cena’s attack last week, Nexus member Darren Young would be unable to compete in the 7-on-1 Handicap Match against John Cena, reducing the match to a 6-on-1 Handicap Match!
Before he faces The Nexus in a 6-on-1 Handicap Match later in the night and six nights before he challenges Sheamus for the WWE Title in a Steel Cage Match at WWE Money-in-the-Bank, the show kicks off with John Cena, who states that the only reason that Sheamus is a two-time WWE Champion is because the first reign came about after he “accidentally” fell through a table and the second reign came about thanks to The Nexus’ interference and that, this Sunday, he will regain the WWE Title! Cena then vows to take out every member of The Nexus and states that, with The Nexus, it is not about “winning”, it is about “survival”! Cena is then interrupted by the arrival of The Nexus as Wade Barrett says that they could come to the ring and beat the “living daylights” out of Cena, but they won’t because that would be “too easy” so they will wait until later in the night since they can do so with a “clear conscious” because Cena brought it upon himself! Barrett continues that The Nexus “stands for a much, much bigger picture” and that, due to Cena’s disregard for the anonymous General Manager’s instructions last week, Cena will get what he “deserves”! The anonymous General Manager of RAW then chimes in with an email which reads that, as a result of Cena’s “blatant disregard” for the GM’s rules last week, any Superstar who interferes in the 6-on-1 Handicap Match between John Cena and The Nexus will be suspended for ninety days! The anonymous GM’s email also reads that, if The Nexus do not tag in and out of the Handicap Match, then The Nexus will be suspended for ninety days! Following this announcement, John Cena vows that, The Nexus may take him out, but he is going to take some of The Nexus with him! Can John Cena get past the six member of The Nexus to stay true to his vow or will the numbers game overwhelm John Cena?
With former Divas Champion Eve Torres a guest on commentary, Divas Champion Alicia Fox went one-on-one with former Women’s Champion Gail Kim in a non-title bout on RAW! In the end, it was Alicia Fox hitting the Fox Kick on Gail Kim en route to picking up the win!
The anonymous General Manager of RAW then chimed in with an email that stated that, following Alicia Fox feigning an injury last week to retain the Divas Title against former champion Eve Torres, Alicia Fox will, once again, defend her Divas Title against Eve Torres this Sunday at WWE Money-in-the-Bank! Can Alicia Fox retain the gold this Sunday or will Eve Torres regain the Divas Title?
Six nights before The Hart Dynasty would defend the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles against The Usos at WWE Money-in-the-Bank, the two teams would be in action on RAW as The Hart Dynasty & Natalya would face The Usos & Tamina in a 6-Person Mixed Tag Match! In the end, it was Jey Uso hitting the Superfly Splash on David Hart Smith en route to picking up the win! Can The Usos achieve the same success this Sunday to win the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles?
Backstage, The Nexus’ spokesperson, Wade Barrett, confronts Yoshi Tatsu over Tatsu being one of the RAW Superstars who backed John Cena up last week and Tatsu tells Barrett that John Cena is his “friend”, which prompts the rest of The Nexus to surround Tatsu as Nexus members David Otunga & Michael Tarver attack Tatsu and leave him writhing in pain on the floor! Is this a sign of things to come for John Cena when he faces The Nexus in a 6-on-1 Handicap Match?
One week after Maryse assisted Ted DiBiase in defeating John Morrison and six nights before he is one of eight competitors in the RAW Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match, “The Fortunate Son” Ted DiBiase & Maryse make an appearance on RAW! Ted DiBiase proclaims that they are the “Million Dollar Couple” before saying that he was referring to himself and the Money-in-the-Bank briefcase and vows to “shower” Maryse with gifts once he wins the Money-in-the-Bank title opportunity! This brings out fellow RAW Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match participant, John Morrison, who tells DiBiase to not bother showering Maryse with gifts because the French don’t shower! This leads to Maryse trying to slap Morrison, but Morrison blocks Maryse, which allows Ted DiBiase to get a shot in on Morrison! DiBiase then continues the attack on Morrison until Morrison fires back and is ready to hit Starship Pain on DiBiase, but Maryse pulls Ted DiBiase out of the ring! What will go down between these two Superstars when they are two of eight participants in the RAW Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match this Sunday at WWE Money-in-the-Bank? Could Ted DiBiase or John Morrison win the prestigious Money-in-the-Bank title opportunity?
Six nights before they are two of eight participants in the RAW Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match at WWE Money-in-the-Bank, familiar adversaries would face off as “The Ultimate Opportunist” Edge would go one-on-one with “The Viper” Randy Orton! In the end, Randy Orton had complete control of the match, but Chris Jericho comes out and temporarily distracts Orton long enough for Edge to hit the Edgecution on Orton en route to pinning “The Viper” for the win! After the match, Jericho enters the ring and hits the Codebreaker on Edge, followed by Orton hitting the RKO on Jericho! Evan Bourne then rushes to the ring and lays Orton out before setting up for Air Bourne on Orton, but after Bourne launches himself into the air for the maneuver, “The Viper” strikes in mid-air with an extra devastating RKO! Could Randy Orton become the owner of the Money-in-the-Bank title opportunity this Sunday at WWE Money-in-the-Bank?
Backstage, John Morrison accidentally runs into Nexus member, Skip Sheffield, which leads to Morrison and Sheffield going face-to-face with Skip asking Morrison if Morrison thinks he is a “hero” for helping John Cena, which leads to the rest of The Nexus surrounding John Morrison before initiating a heinous attack that saw Morrison sent through a door and, ultimately, hurled into an anvil case! What is the status of John Morrison following this attack? Does The Nexus intend on assaulting every Superstar who assisted John Cena last week?
One week after assaulting R-Truth and taking him out of the RAW Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match, United States Champion The Miz makes an appearance on RAW and says that he used his “bare hands” to do what he did to R-Truth and that it “pales in comparison” to what he will do his opponents in the RAW Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match this Sunday! The anonymous RAW General Manager then chimes in with an email that announces that The Miz will go one-on-one with the Superstar who will replace R-Truth in the RAW Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match which is revealed to be “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry! The match was short-lived, however, as when the Superstars spill to the outside of the ring, Mark Henry runs full speed at The Miz, but The Miz gets out of the way, which sends Henry face-first into the steel podium set up for the anonymous GM’s announcements! With Mark Henry down, a ruthless Miz continues to attack Mark Henry, capped off with The Miz dumping trash all over “The World’s Strongest Man” and smashing a trash can into the back of Mark Henry! What is the condition of Mark Henry following this attack? Will Mark Henry be able to compete in the RAW Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match this Sunday?
The Guest Host of RAW then makes an appearance as TV’s Favorite Mom, Florence Henderson, serves as the Guest Ring Announcer for a special Brady Bunch 8-Man Tag as the “Santino Bunch” of Santino Marella, Vladimir Kozlov, Goldust, & The Great Khali squared off with the “Regal Bunch” of William Regal, Zack Ryder, Primo, & WWE Legend Doink The Clown! In the end, it was The Great Khali delivering the Khali Chop to the head of Doink en route to picking up the win for the “Santino Bunch”! After the match, Florence Henderson dodged a kiss from Santino Marella in favor of putting the “lip lock” on The Great Khali!
Backstage, WWE Champion Sheamus confronts Evan Bourne, who is recovering from the earlier RKO from Randy Orton and tells Bourne that he would of dealt a lot “worse” to Bourne before The Nexus surround Bourne and Sheamus tells the group that Bourne was just “bragging” about how he helped John Cena last week! The spokesperson of The Nexus, Wade Barrett, then proceeds to bounce the injured head and neck of Bourne off an anvil case before throwing Bourne to the concrete floor! Sheamus then taunts Evan Bourne until The Nexus comes back and prepares to attack Sheamus as well, but when Skip Sheffield reaches to grab Sheamus, the WWE Champion hightails it, asking a stagehand where John Cena’s locker room is on the way! After initially refusing to work with John Cena to take on The Nexus, has Sheamus thought differently after finding himself coming face-to-face with The Nexus?
Then it was time for the main event as, per the orders of the anonymous RAW General Manager, John Cena would be forced to face all six capable members of The Nexus in a 6-on-1 Handicap Match with the added stipulations that, if any Superstar interferes in the Handicap Match, then that Superstar will be suspended for ninety days and, if The Nexus refuses to tag in and out during the match, then The Nexus will be suspended for ninety days! In the end, the six-on-one numbers game was too much for John Cena as The Nexus was able to defeat John Cena with Justin Gabriel hitting the 450 Splash en route to pinning Cena for the win! After the match, John Cena was able to escape being attacked by The Nexus by getting out of the ring, but Cena grabbed a steel chair and got two shots in on Heath Slater before entering the ring! The six Nexus members then regrouped and surrounded the ring, prepared to try and attack John Cena again, but a shocking ally came to John Cena’s aid in the form of WWE Champion Sheamus, who came to the ring with a steel chair and narrowly missed blasting a Nexus member with the chair as John Cena pulled David Otunga into the ring and delivered a pair of chair shots before The Nexus retreated! While Sheamus has apparently realized the threat to the WWE, including himself, that The Nexus presents and subsequently helping John Cena in Cena’s fight against The Nexus, the fact still remains that, in six nights’ time, Sheamus will defend the WWE Title against John Cena in a Steel Cage Match at WWE Money-in-the-Bank! Who will emerge from the Steel Cage Match as the WWE Champion? How will The Nexus respond to this new alliance between Sheamus & John Cena?