Week 1, December
Michael Cole, Jim Ross and Jerry ''The King'' Lawler
A video package plays, highlighting Vince McMahon's career defining moments. It also shows Triple H revealing that he was
the new COO of the WWE. Afterwards, another package plays, this time hyping up the matches tonight. It shows that Mark Henry, the world heavyweight champion will be present to challenge the WWE Champion, CM Punk, in a singles match. A fatal four way featuring Justin Gabriel, R-Truth, Trent Barretta and Evan Bourne will also take place to determine the new cruiserweight champion. The package ends as Triple H's theme hits the PA.
The show opens up with Triple H coming out and officially announcing himself as the new owner of the WWE. He says that he respects Mr. McMahon's tenure as chairman, but that he will start a new era. John Laurinaitis comes out, and Triple H declares him the new interim general manager of Monday Night RAW. John Laurinaitis thanks Triple H, and books his first ever match: Epico and Primo vs Air Boom © for the WWE World Tag Team Championships.
((Triple H and John Laurinaitis segment at 11:00))
WWE World Tag Team Championships - Air Boom © vs Epico and Primo w/Rosa Mendes
Epico and Primo are relatively new as a tag team, but what they lack in experience, they make up for in ability and chemistry. Being real life cousins, and being managed by the beautiful Rosa Mendes, Epico and Primo will be brimming with confidence in every single match they compete in. Air Boom on the other hand have had a turbulent week, despite this, they are still the WWE World Tag Team Champions. The match was quite open, with both teams getting roughly the same amount of offense, but Air Boom broke through earlier on, with Bourne laying out Primo. Going for the ''Air Bourne'', Epico managed to drag his cousin out of the way in the nick of time. In an attempt to get rid of Epico, Kofi Kingston attempted to hit a ''Trouble In Paradise'' only for Epico to dodge, and hit Bourne instead. Primo recovered and threw Kingston out of the ring, and pinned Bourne to become one half of the WWE World Tag Team Champions. Epico, Primo and Rosa are seen celebrating, as the show goes to commercial.
((Winner: Epico and Primo at 7:34))
Epico and Primo with Rosa Mendes with their new title belts!
The Miz and R-Truth are shown backstage. They begin to talk about conspiracies and how they're being held back. They also note that Triple H is behind the conspiracy and is treating them unfairly. The Miz and R-Truth then issue a warning, claiming that one of them will hold a championship at the end of the night, and that they will continue to cause havoc until they are given the respect they deserve.
((The Miz and R-Truth segment at 5:00))
A door with ''John Laurinaitis'' is shown. The door is barged open by David Otunga, who stomps up to John Laurinaitis, who is casually arranging his desk. Otunga says how happy he is to be given the opportunity to work with Mr. Laurinaitis, and declares his intentions to become successful, asking Mr. Laurinaitis for a chance. Mr. Laurinaitis tells Otunga that he can prove his worth by taking on Percy Watson.
((John Laurinaitis and David Otunga segement at 3:00))
David Otunga wants a opportunity to impress the new interim GM of RAW
David Otunga vs Percy Watson
David Otunga is certainly one of the more educated superstars backstage. Graduating with a law degree from Harvard's law school is quite a achievement in itself, and Otunga will definitely try to use his brains in his wrestling. Percy Watson on the other hand was a former NFL player, and is definitely one of the more athletic superstars backstage. Besides, what good is brains to Otunga, if he doesn't have the skill or ability to catch up with Watson? The much larger Watson took advantage of Otunga, by beating him down, and whipping him across the ropes, but Otunga managed to fight back, and win via pinfall after a ''Ura-nage''.
((Winner: David Otunga at 5:04))
Drew McIntyre is seen backstage, being interviewed. McIntyre claims that he is one of the best superstars on RAW, and that he will soon conquer Smackdown! And eventually, the entire WWE. He starts to talk thrash on Triple H, and about how weak he is, and how unsuccessful he will be as WWE COO. He also says that he is looking to make a big impact.
((Drew McIntyre segment at 3:00))
Singles Match - Alberto Del Rio vs Titus O'Neil
Alberto Del Rio has traveled the entire world, under the ''Dos Caras Jr'' persona and has won several titles. He is definitely no slouch, and a very good ring worker. And like, all good ring workers, he thinks he's the best. Titus O'Neil on the other hand is down to earth, with a big heart, as well as a big body. Del Rio easily took the advantage, his experience heavily outweighing O'Neil's size advantage. O'Neil eventually tapped out to the ''Cross Arm Breaker''.
((Winner: Alberto Del Rio at 5:00))
''Cult Of Personality'' blares over the PA, as CM Punk makes his way out. Ever since winning the title at Survivor Series, CM Punk has shown a more ruthless side, but still the kind of guy that will crack jokes here and there. I wonder what he'll have to talk about? CM Punk begins to talk about Kevin Nash, and about how big of a egomaniac he is. He calls Kevin Nash a coward, and demands that Triple H see him now. It seems like Triple H heard him! Better be careful what you wish for, Punk! Triple H comes down to the ring, and says that Punk is all talk and no action. He then announces that Mark Henry, the world heavyweight champion is in the building, and is waiting to face Punk! And that's next!
((CM Punk and Triple H segment at 6:00))
Singles Match - CM Punk vs Mark Henry
If you think about it, both of these guys are world champions, so you'd except quite a evenly contested match. Realistically speaking, Mark Henry's huge size would be able to crush CM Punk, and pretty much every other person in the WWE locker room, but then again, Punk's claim to fame is that he's ''the best in the world''. We'll see what Henry has to say about that! Henry and Punk are evenly matched, until Big Show comes out, and knocks Henry out, allowing Punk to get a tainted victory. Big Show drags Mark Henry out of the ring, and hits the KO punch on him, before leaving. CM Punk is laying in the ring, taking a breather, when Awesome Truth (The Miz and R-Truth) come out, claiming they have some work to do. They run into the ring, and beat down CM Punk, before leaving, as the show goes to commercial.
((CM Punk vs Mark Henry at 14:00))
The Miz and R-Truth leave the ring after assaulting CM Punk
The Smackdown! General Manager, Teddy Long enters the ring. He declares that because this is a supershow, that pits both Smackdown! and RAW superstars together, they need another interbrand match. Teddy Long announces that Wade Barrett of Smackdown! will take on Rey Mysterio of RAW.
((Teddy Long segment at 2:00))
Singles Match - Wade Barrett vs Rey Mysterio
Anybody who had the guts to face Wade Barrett probably fell victim to the ''Barrett Uprising''. One of the fastest rising stars on Smackdown! Wade Barrett was regularly defeating credible superstars. Rey Mysterio on the other hand, whad a strange few weeks leading up to Triple H's takeover. Will Rey Mysterio fall to the ''Barrett Uprising'', or can the seasoned veteran pull one over the former NXT winner? The match started off, with Wade Barrett attempting to bring down Rey Mysterio, though due to Mysterio's size, Barrett had a hard time catching him. Mysterio was toying with Barrett near the end, before making a mistake. He attempted the ''619'', before Barrett was weak enough to be hit with the move, and instead met a huge spear to the gut. Barrett hit the ''Wasteland'' on Mysterio for good measure, and pinned him to pick up the victory.
((Winner: Wade Barrett at 8:00))
Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero are in the ring, where Ziggler is talking about how great of a champion he is. He begins to criticize every other WWE superstar, before being interrupted by John Morrison who claims that Ziggler is nothing more than a coward and a fraud.
Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero are amazing at getting a reaction from the crowd
WWE United States Championship -Dolph Ziggler © vs John Morrison
Dolph Ziggler is currently United States Champion, and is loving it! The Ultimate Showoff loves nice things, and he loves showing them off, which is exactly what he's been doing for the past few weeks. The WWE Universe simply can't stand him, but I don't think he cares, and neither does his manager Vickie Guerrero. John Morrison on the other hand has been constantly been overlooked, and is finally doing something to rocket himself into the spotlight. Since his WWE Championship match with The Miz at the start of the New Year (2011), Morrison has been doing little. Is this his chance to shine? Afraid not! Morrison clearly the better man tonight, but I guess at the end of the day, it's about brains too. Vickie Guerrero handed Dolph Ziggler a foreign object, when the referee wasn't looking. She then began to argue with the referee, allowing Ziggler to hit Morrison with it, and steal the victory.
((Winner: Dolph Ziggler at 6:51))
Singles Match - John Cena vs Sheamus
John Cena comes out and begins to address the fans, before being interrupted by Sheamus. Instead of the two starting to brawl, Sheamus thanks Cena for helping him see the error of his ways, and Sheamus says that his time on Smackdown! has really helped him grow as a person and improve as a performer. Sheamus then tells Cena that he is a changed man and wants to challenge him to match ... and it's next! Sheamus wasn't kidding when he said he was a changed man, no longer the brash and combative Sheamus, he's now calm and level headed, with a strange wit about him. John Cena on the other hand, as barely changed. Still the same old Cena. Sheamus showed his powerhouse side, by tossing Cena around, but a Cena comeback, coupled with the shoulderblocks, Knuckle Shuffle and AA gave Cena another win.
((Winner: John Cena at 5:00))
Sheamus convinces Cena he's turned over a new leaf
Backstage, Christian is seen walking towards the ring, accompanied by Edge. Christian is one of the participants in the upcoming Cruiserweight championship fatal four way! Can't wait!
WWE Cruiserweight Championship - R-Truth vs Christian vs Trent Barretta vs Tyson Kidd
Not your general RAW main event, but it's the crusierweight title and it's only going to be in the limelight for one day! So, it might has well have a main event to go along with it! R-Truth is competing here, and if you remembered earlier in the show, Awesome Truth issued a warning to everybody, by saying that one of them will hold a title before the night is out ... is this that title? R-Truth put in a solid performance, I hate to say it, but Christian really was the star of the show. But the show was stolen by no ne other then ... The Miz?! The Cleveland Screamer hijacked the match midway, targeting Christian, Barretta, and well pretty much everyone that wasn't R-Truth. Though the combined efforts of Barretta, Christian and Bourne managed to knock Miz out of the ring, it didn't stop Truth from throwing both Christian and Bourne out of the ring, before preying on a weaken Barretta to become the Cruiserweight champion. The Miz and R-Truth both celebrate, with the pair taunting the crowd, as the show goes off air.
((R-Truth at 14:00
Christian looks for the support of his 'peeps'
Epico and Primo def Air Boom © via pinfall for the WWE World Tag Team Championships at 7:34.
David Otunga def Percy Watson via pinfall at 5:04.
Alberto Del Rio def Titus O'Neil via submission at 5:00.
CM Punk def Mark Henry via pinfall at 14:00.
Wade Barrett def Rey Mysterio via pinfall at 8:00.
Dolph Ziggler © def John Morrison via pinfall to retain the WWE United States Championship at 6:51.
John Cena def Sheamus via pinfall at 5:00.
R-Truth def Christian, Trent Barretta and Evan Bourne for the vacant WWE Cruiserweight Championship at 14:00