I got off work just so I could do the play-by-play tonight. There will be a Divas title match on the line tonight, Melina vs Natalia. CM Punk vs Cena. And a Champion vs Champion Miz vs Edge. Looks to be a good show tonight.
- Royal Rumble this Sunday! Yes we are ready for tonight's show. Coming out to get the show started, Edge, the World Heavyweight Champion. He took a beating on Friday but he is here tonight. Says he doesn't want to wait for Miz tonight and shows his ribs are bandaged. Says he wants to fight Miz now. GM Interruption. No Edge will have to wait to fight Miz. As Punishment for Edge being disrespectful to the GM last time Edge will have a mini Royal Rumble . Whoever beats Edge will get to be number 40 in the Royal Rumble. Out comes Swagger, Kidd, and McIntyre. Edge is holding his own and eliminates Tyson Kidd, then Drew eliminates Swagger. Edge then eliminates Drew. After the Match Edge decides he wants to smash the laptop again. Cole gets in his way.
- Out comes Nexus. CM Punk now addresses us. Only strong survive, because they evolve. since Royal Rumble will have 40 participants, so he decided to expand Nexus. Introducing Mason Ryan. He only has one thing to say. "Faith". CM Punk says Nexis has faith in each other unlike the fake Nexus "The Core" Out comes The Core. They have one less man but this is shaping up to be something. After word Ezekiel Jackson and Mason Ryan get into a Starring match. GM Interruption again. Tonight Wade Barret vs CM Punk. The loser and their whole faction, will be out of the Rumble match. Huge! Also Cena is the Guest Referee.
- John Morrison and Mark Henry vs. Alberto Del Rio and King Sheamus. Tag Team Match. Alberto still continues to have the best entrance right now. Love the personal announcer. Reminds me of when Bobby Heenan would announce Rick Rude. Morrison and Del Rio to start it off. Del Rio and Sheamus are in control early on making frequent tags. After break, Del Rio and Sheamus have really gained control of this match. They show Michael Tarver in the back watching the match. Match is going as good as can be expected for Del Rio and Sheamus until Finally Mark Henry is Tagged in. He is fresh and cleaning house, but out of nowhere Del Rio Beats Henry with the rolling cross arm breaker. Nice finish, I thought I knew where this match was going but no, I appreciate that. Winners: Alberto Del Rio and King Sheamus.
- Melina vs Natalia. Divas Championship Match. Melina is aggressive and rough early on. She is taking it to Natalia. Melina trying to make Natalia tap out of a submission move but is countered. King Lawler is irritated with Cole tonight and is talking about punching Cole even if it means he will be fired. Natalia put the sharp Shooter and really gets into it. Melina has to be hurting now, with the way her back was bent. As Natalia is celebrating, LayCool comes out and they are getting their rematch for the belt at the Royal Rumble.
- A video Recap of last week Nexus angle about faith and Mason Ryan's intro. The members are concerned about tonight's match. they want to be in the Rumble. Punk enters and we are fortunate enough to sit in on the meeting. Husky is concerned that if Punk draws 1 and The rest of Nexus is in the 20's or 30's then what. Mason says Punk will not be eliminated. I like this guy, he seems to have a little personality. Punk tells them to have faith and not worry about hypotheticals.
- John Cena Now being interviewed by Josh Striker. He says he will call the match down the middle like he always does. Just as he gets ready to do his stand up routine he is interrupted by the Mix and Alex Riley. The Miz warns Cena. Winning the royal Rumble could be the worst thing that ever happened to the winner, if they decide to go after The Miz.Cena says Miz will lose to Orton, lose the rematch, and It won't even matter. Cena exits. The Miz dismisses Matt and ask the crowd if he will be beaten by Orton they cheer. He and Alex then tell them to roll the footage of the most must see champion in WWE. They show a recap of Orton being destroyed by Miz and Alex Riley. Cole is preaching that the Miz should be respected.
- The Miz (WWE Champion) w/ Alex Riley vs Edge (World Heavyweight Champion) Champion Vs Champion match. Edge still has his ribs taped up as we get this match under way. But before we do, Dolph and Vickie come down to the ring to help with commentary. The Miz and Edge are feeling each other out. I am curious to see how this match pans out. I am hoping the the Miz will put on a good match. It's a slow paced match early on as they go into the break. Man I hope it picks up. Edge is in control as we come back from break. The Miz starts to turn things around and the match is picking up. The crowd is behind rooting against the Miz. This is a real back and forth math and we go to break again and the Miz is in control. Wow two commercial breaks in one match, wow. Coming back from break Edge is still in control. Edge takes out Riley and hit the Impaler DDT on Miz. He sets up for the spear. Ziggler in and attacks Edge. As Miz Riley and Ziggler get ready to destroy Edge, out comes Orton. He is on fire, he clears the ring. RKO's Riley, then Ziggler and then the Miz hits Orton in the knee with the briefcase and escapes. Wow that ended up pretty good. Winner: Edge disqualification.
- Backstage, Wade Barrett being interviewed. He said when he was Nexus he got carried away with the idea of being a champion and torturing Cena. But the Core is different. There is no Leader in the Core. All are Equals. They had nothing to do with Teddy's accident.
- Daniel Bryan and the Bella twins vs Ted DiBiase and Maryse and Alicia Fox. Mixed Tag Match. Two of the Hottest women in the WWE on the same team. Ted is lucky. These Mixed tag matched are hard to follow, but as the Bella Twins cause a distraction Maryse gets the victory. She rubs it in Teds face as they leave and the Bella Twins are arguing. WWE is wasting Bryan and DiBiase in these silly story lines.
- The Bella Twins are arguing backstage and Michael Tarver is just chilling backstage. They walk into Daniel's locker room and he is making out with Gail Kim. Cat fight! Daniel Bryan has been dating Gail for 6 months. Good the Bella story should be done, or at least move into something more interesting.
- Santino and Vladimir vs Mike McGillicutty and Husky Harris. Unified Tag team Championship Match. Vladimir and Mike get the match started. I am puling for Nexus in this match. I want the Tag division to be taken more seriously. If Windam and Hennig, oh I mean Husky and Mike can win this, the title gains credibility. Nexus is in control early on. Santino has managed to get some momentum. He goes for Cobra. Mike Distracts and it helps Husky land a Lariat. Then he his a finisher 1.2.3. I guess this wasn't for the title. How did I misunderstand that. Otunga introduces CM Punk.
- CM Punk vs Wade Barrett. Guest Referee John Cena. Winner's crew goes to Royal Rumble. First thing Cena does is bar the Nexis and Core members from ringside. To start the Match Cena hits both Punk and Barrett. then hides behind the WWE Shirt. What a classless move. Then he throws Punk out of the Ring. After more games by Cena he disqualifies both men. Neither group will go to The Rumble. GM Interruption. He isn't happy about Cena. Now both teams WILL be in the Royal Rumble. Now Cena must go in the ring and apologize to both Punk and Barrett or he will not go to the Rumble. He apologizes and attacks both men. Out comes the Core and Nexus. Now out comes the Big Show and the rest of the Rumble Participants . It is a battle in the ring as the show goes off. Winner None.
- Good episode of Raw tonight. Nice show to head into the Rumble.
Tonight's Raw was quite nice. What was your favorite part?
John Morrison and Mark Henry vs. Alberto Del Rio and King Sheamus (2 votes)
Divas Championship Match (1 vote)
Champion Vs Champion match (6 votes)
Santino and Vladimir vs Mike McGillicutty and Husky Harris (0 votes)
CM Punk vs Wade Barrett (1 vote)
10 total votes