September 28, 2009 – Albany, New York Announcers: Michael Cole & Jerry “The King” Lawler
IN THE RING (THE VIP LOUNGE) Montel Vontavious Porter & Mark Henry + Chris Jericho & The Big Show + Rev. Al Sharpton: MVP was about to introduce the “guest host” but they were interrupted by Unified Tag Team champions Chris Jericho & The Big Show. Jericho told MVP that the most prominant leader of our time deserves a better introduction. Jericho praised tonight’s guest host, and MVP joined in – they basically battled over who would do the intro. Finally Reverend Al Sharpton came out and was greeted by all four wrestlers in the ring. Sharpton talked about his tour to challenge young people to get a better education and decrease the drop-out rates. MVP called it “reform” and said we needed some reform here on RAW. MVP & Mark Henry asked for a match with Jericho & Big Show for the Unified Tag Team titles. Jericho said they are already competing against John Cena in a Gauntlet match tonight, not to mention MVP & Mark Henry have already had their title shot. Jericho said MVP & Henry don’t deserve the right to vote, and don’t deserve to be in the presense of greatness. Sharpton said everybody deserves an opportunity, and asked the fans if they wanted to see a championship match – and they cheered. Sharpton booked the match NEXT! Jericho yelled “this is discrimination at it highest degree!”
UNIFIED TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH Chris Jericho & The Big Show defeated Montel Vontavious Porter & Mark Henry to retain the Unified Tag Team titles: Tough match, with MVP & Mark Henry coming close, but eventually getting defeated by Jericho & Big Show!
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Reverend Al Sharpton & Primo Colon + Hornswoggle & Chavo Guerrero + Chris Masters + Santino Marella: Primo Colon greeted Reverend Al Sharpton and shook his hand to thank him for helping minorities like him. Hornswoggle came in and was chased around the desk by Chavo Guerrero. Chavo introduced himself to Sharpton and introduced his tag team partner, Chris Masters. Santino Marella came in and said he loved Sharpton in the movie SHAFT! Sharpton kicked everybody out and continued talking to Primo..
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Josh Mathews & Randy Orton: Randy Orton said John Cena doesn’t have a chance of surviving tonight’s slaughter, but if he does this Sunday he stands to lose a lot more than just his title..
NON (WWE DIVAS) TITLE MATCH WWE Diva’s champion Mickie James defeated Rosa Mendes: Number one contender Alicia Fox accompanied Rosa Mendes to the ring and watched the match from ringside, getting ready for her title match at the Hell in a Cell PPV..
IN THE RING Legacy (Ted DiBiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes) + DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels): Ted DiBiase Jr. said nobody expects them to beat DX inside the Hell in a Cell this Sunday. DiBiase said they were primed for the single greatest victory of their careers, and the greatest defeat of DX’s careers. DiBiase showed a video of them destroying DX at Breaking Point. Cody Rhodes said nobody expected them to do that. The fans chanted “BORING!” Rhodes hyped Triple H & Shawn Michaels as two of the greatest wrestlers ever, but the story will have a tragic conclusion this Sunday. Suddenly, Shawn Michaels’ voice came over the speaker yelling “BORING!” Rhodes tried to continue, but Triple H’s voice said “you know this ain’t half bad!” and Michaels retorted, “you’re right, it’s ALL BAD!” DX appeared up in the rafters and broke out in laughter. DiBiase said they see right through DX. Legacy and DX continued to exchange words to hype their Hell in a Cell match this Sunday. DX said they didn’t want to wait until Sunday, and went towards the ring, causing Legacy to retreat through the audience. Michael Cole mentioned that Legacy won’t be able to run away this Sunday. Michaels said after all the talk, they stand there ready to go, and Legacy is running away. Triple H this Sunday a Cell will lower and there will be no running and no hiding – and they won’t be JOKING. Triple H said for Rhodes & DiBiase it was going to be pure hell!
SINGLES MATCH Jack Swagger defeated Evan “Air” Bourne: Jack Swagger came out wearing the stolen WWE United States championship belt. . . . . After the match, Swagger said he has the GOLD, and in a couple days he will officially become the All-American American WWE United States champion! Mike Mizanin came out and asked which 2009 draft pick has made the biggest impact on RAW? The Miz said ME! The Miz said he was the next United States champion and everybody knows it. The Miz and Swagger started to fight, so Kofi Kingston snuck down and stole back HIS United States title!
TAG TEAM MATCH Chris Masters & Chavo Guerrero defeated Hornswoggle & Santino Marella: Chris Masters submitted Santino Marella with the Masterlock. After the match, Masters put Hornswoggle in the Masterlock while Chavo stood there and watched. After several moments, Chavo punched Masters in the head so he would break the hold. Chavo walked away looking at his own fist…
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Reverend Al Sharpton + Jillian Hall + The Bella Twins: Jillian Hall said she knows Reverend Al used to be tour manager for James Brown, so she wanted him to be her tour manager. Jillian started singing “Living in America” and the Reverend made an excuse that he was busy on an education tour. The Bella Twins came in and flirted with Reverend Al and wanted to dance with him. Reverend Al said if he can decrease the drop-out rate he will come back and dance. The Reverend broke out to his version of “I feel good.”
GAUNTLET MATCH (MATCH #1) John Cena defeated Chris Jericho by DQ: Chris Jericho put John Cena in the Walls of Jericho, but Cena crawled and grabbed the ropes! Jericho refused to break the hold and got disqualified, but still would not break the hold after the decision was made! The Big Show made his way to the ring and finally Jericho released the hold and left the ring..
GAUNTLET MATCH (MATCH #2) John Cena defeated The Big Show w/Chris Jericho by DQ: The Big Show methodically punished John Cena’s back. Cena miraculously made a come-back and foolishly tried to give Big Show an Attitude Adjustment. Jericho jumped in the ring and attacked Cena causing another disqualification. Jericho & Big Show took a few cheap shots at Cena before “The Viper” Randy Orton made his way to the ring!
GAUNTLET MATCH (MATCH #3) John Cena vs. Randy Orton ended in a No Contest: Randy Orton took his time walking to the ring, when he should have ran down and murdered Cena – knowing how he sometimes has crazy Superman abilities. Cena and Orton stood nose to nose in the middle of the ring, and Cena pointed towards the ceiling. The Hell in a Cell cage was lowered and they started to grapple, with Orton desperately trying to escape before the cell touched the ground. Orton made a dash for the door, but Cena blocked it. They crashed through the door and Cena went for an Attitude Adjustment, but Orton grabbed the cage and crawled up the side of the Cell – twenty feet above the ground! Cena also scaled the Cell and joined Orton on top of the structure. The bitter rivals squared off on top of the Cell, exchanging punches until Cena hit Orton with the Attitude Adjustment!! It’s always impressive when they do stuff on top of the Hell in a Cell!