Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Dark Match:

* Jey Uso defeated Trevor Murdoch.


* Christian opens the show and congratulates Randy Orton on winning the World Title. Christian talks about his rematch at Over the Limit. Sheamus and Mark Henry both come out, wanting Christian’s title shot. Christian gets attacked until Orton makes the save. Sheamus and Henry vs. Orton and Christian is made for later.

* Sin Cara defeated Daniel Bryan. Once again, Chavo Guerrero was on commentary. Chavo distracted Bryan before Cara’s win. Cara saw what Chavo did on the big screen and shoved him out of the ring.

* Layla came out and talked about Michelle McCool being gone. Michael Cole came out and started putting Layla down. Kharma comes out, lays out Layla and chases after Cole. Cole hides in his Cole Mine.

* Kane beat Wade Barrett by DQ when The Corre interfered. Ezekiel Jackson ran down and made the save for Kane but got beat down by The Corre.

* The Great Khali and Ranjin Singh come out for the kiss cam. Jinder Mahal comes out, smacks a cowboy hat off Khali’s head and gets in his face before leaving.

* Backstage showing Christian and Randy Orton getting ready for the main event.

* Backstage segment with Wade Barrett challenging Ezekiel Jackson to a match with his title on the line at Over the Limit.

* Cody Rhodes comes out and cuts a promo and then defeats Ted DiBiase.

* Randy Orton and Christian beat Sheamus and Mark Henry in the main event. Christian got the pin to end the match, described as one of the best tag matches on SmackDown in recent memory.


John Cena wrote the following after last night’s RAW: “Got to punish a ry. Set and I quit match for over the limit with miz. But nothing beat the fist pumping broski. Thanks for the lesson zack.”


 In addition to The Miz vs. John Cena in an I Quit Match for the WWE Title and Michael Cole vs. Jerry Lawler, R-Truth vs. Rey Mysterio is also booked for WWE’s Over the Limit pay-per-view.

John Morrison’s injury caused changed to the storylines as Truth vs. Morrison and Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio was originally booked. No word yet on where Del Rio will end up on the card.


Steve Austin is being locally advertised for a special appearance on the 6/13 Monday Night RAW taping at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, NY.
The appearance is timed with the end of Tough Enough’s season. The TE finale is 6/6. The 6/13 RAW in Long Island is the first of two back to back 3 hour RAW shows.


The following matches were confirmed on RAW last night for WWE’s Over the Limit pay-per-view on May 22nd from the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington:

I Quit Match for the WWE Title
The Miz vs. John Cena

Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole
If Cole wins, Lawler must surrender his WWE Hall of Fame ring.


Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with Alberto Del Rio getting out of his car in the arena as Ricardo Rodriguez introduces him. Michael Cole welcomes us to RAW from the University of Tennessee as Del Rio makes his way to the ring. We go to Jerry Lawler and Josh Matthews at ringside with Cole in his Colemine.

Del Rio tells us who he is and says his destiny to be World Champion was stolen by Edge. Del Rio says destiny can be delayed but not stopped. He says last week should have been a celebration for his arrival to RAW, not The Rock’s birthday. Del Rio says John Cena may be the WWE Champion, but nobody is better than him. Del Rio says he should face Cena for the title. Rey Mysterio’s music hits and out he comes.

Rey comes to the ring and challenges Del Rio to a contender’s match tonight. The Miz’s music interrupts Del Rio and out comes Miz with Alex Riley. Miz says Teddy Long’s incompetent decision making led to things like this on SmackDown, but they don’t fly on RAW. Miz says RAW is still his show and the WWE Championship is still his. Miz says he would be WWE Champion if it weren’t for Riley last week. Del Rio says Miz had his chance but didn’t get the job done and tells him to go to the back of the line. Miz says he pinned Cena and was announced champion last week until the prejudice referee reversed the decision. Miz defends his actions from last week and wants a legitimate rematch against Cena. He says Rey and Del Rio can fight in a Taco Bell parking lot for all he cares. R-Truth comes walking out with no music but a voice-over that says “The truth has set me free.” Truth heads down to the ring.

Truth is going to spill some hate of his own since everyone else is. Truth says he hates hospital food. Truth says John Morrison is eating a lot of hospital food right now because last week, Truth did this… and shows replays of the attack last Monday. Truth says he has no problem making sure everyone else in the ring is hooked up to the same IV as Morrison. Truth puts down Del Rio, Miz and Mysterio, calling Del Rio a Mexican fence jumper. Truth says when an angry Black man is speaking, the fans need to shut up. Truth goes on and is interrupted by the e-mail alert from RAW’s General Manager. Michael Cole announces that the GM only finds three stars worthy and there will be a triple threat tonight. It will be The Miz vs. Alberto Del Rio vs…… the e-mail alert goes off again. The GM got so excited that he hit send too quick. The third competitor in the match will be Rey Mysterio. Truth is pissed off that he wasn’t picked for the match again. Truth says he is better than everyone else, especially Mysterio. Truth gets in Rey’s face. Rey says the GM is right – Truth shouldn’t be in the match, and that’s the truth. Truth throws the mic down and leaves the ring upset. Truth walks to the back and The Miz starts talking.

Miz says it doesn’t matter what they did on SmackDown because they are day laborers here on RAW. Miz says the next WWE Champion is going to be… Ricardo cuts him off and says Del Rio’s name. Riley lays out Del Rio and Ricardo dropkicks Riley. Miz and everyone gets involved. Rey leaps out on the floor onto Del Rio. Miz and Riley flee up the ramp as Del Rio recovers on the floor, Rey stands tall in the ring and we go to commercial.

The Bella Twins vs. Kelly Kelly and Eve Torres

Back from the break and WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella is in the ring with her sister Nikki. Out comes Eve Torres followed by her partner Kelly Kelly. Kelly starts the match off for her team and they go to the ropes. Bellas distract Kelly and take control of the match. They tag in for some double team dropkicks and a 2 count. Kelly with the head scissors takedown and a smack on the ass. She knocks the other Bella off the apron and hits the back elbow in the corner. Bulldog by Kelly now. The other Bella tries to drag her sister out of the ring but Eve makes the save. Kelly rolls up one of the Bella twins for the pin and the win.

Winners: Kelly Kelly and Eve Torres

– After the match, Eve and Kelly pose in the ring when Kharma’s music hits. Out she comes to the ring as the Bellas duck down and try not to be seen. Kharma enters the ring and the Bellas run off to the back. Kelly rolls out of the ring. Eve charges at Kharma from behind but gets knocked down. Kharma goes out to the floor and chases Kelly off to the back. Kharma comes back in the ring and hits the Implant Buster on Eve.

– We see the WWE Tag Team Champions Kane and Big Show headed to the ring for Kane vs. Mason Ryan. Back to commercial.

Mason Ryan vs. Kane

Kane with a waist lock but Ryan gets out of the hold. Kane with a kick and uppercut. Ryan with an Irish whip but Kane with punches to Ryan and the referee warns Kane. Ryan with a clothesline that takes Kane down. Ryan chokes Kane in the ropes and then he gets Kane up and he hits the Oklahoma Stampede but he can only get a near fall.

No Contest

Ryan misses a clothesline and Kane with an uppercut and a drop kick to the knees and then to the head for a near fall. Kane with a kick when Ryan misses a shoulder in the corner. Punk hits Kane in the leg but Kane is able to kick Ryan. Punk gets knocked out by Show. The other members of Nexus come to the ring but Kane and Show take care of McGillicutty and Otunga like they are members of the Corre. Kane and Show with a double choke slam to Ryan.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Vickie Guerrero interrupts Santino’s music to introduce the greatest superstar in the WWE.

Santino Marella vs Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero

Dolph pushes Santino away and he punches Santino followed by kicks and more punches. Dolph with a fireman’s carry and then he hits a leaping elbow drop and then he kicks Santino in the head. Ziggler holds Santino by the head but Santino with a punch and hip toss. Time for the cobra but Ziggler with a drop kick while Santino wasn’t looking. Ziggler with the Zig Zag for the three count.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

We go to commercial.

We are back with the return of the Smackdown Rebound (Byte This is next) of Christian’s title reign ending at the hands of Randall Keith Orton.

Josh says that he thought it was unfair for Christian to have to defend his title so soon. Lawler says that we shouldn’t blame Teddy Long.

R Truth is walking out of the building while listening to something on his headphones.

Scott Stanford wants to talk to him. Truth says that it is a conspiracy. Truth says that he is getting letters from parents to go back to dancing and singing ‘what’s up’. Truth says that he isn’t being taken seriously because the fans aren’t taking him seriously. Truth tells Del Rio, Miz, and Mysterio will get theirs in due time.

Truth wants Scott to say ‘what’s up’ and Truth stares a hole through Scott as he leaves.

Zack Ryder fist pumps with John Cena and then Cena walks away.

We are back with a look back at last week’s Raw when Miz defeated John Cena only to have the referee reverse the decision.

Miz is pacing and Riley tells Miz that he thought he was doing the right thing. He had it set up perfectly and he did it for Miz. Riley says that he didn’t realize that Miz had the title in his hand when he raised it.

Miz asks Riley how stupid he gets. He told Riley what to do and he hugs him and then raises his hand with the title belt.

Riley apologizes and Miz calls him an amoeba. Miz thinks about it and he calls Riley a troglodyte. Then he says that Riley has the brain of an orangutan. Miz wonders why he allows Riley in his presence.

Riley says that he is going to make it up to him and Miz wants to know how. Riley tells him to watch him.

Riley is walking in the back and he is looking for someone or something, but he keeps walking and walking and walking and walking.

Riley makes his way into the arena and the fans show their appreciation. Riley says that he doesn’t care what everyone thinks about him. The only person in his life that he cares about is the Miz. He says that he is going to prove it to the Miz because he is challenging John Cena to a match.

Riley tells Cena that he is in the ring. Since he is the Miz’s poor little apprentice, he can’t do Cena any harm. Riley throws the mic up the ramp and then John Cena’s music plays.

John Cena vs Alex Riley in a Non Title Match

Cena with a waist lock and take down. They lock up and Cena with a snap mare to Riley. Riley tries for a kick but Cena blocks it and then he hip tosses Riley. Cena misses a charge into the corner and he hits a clothesline and gets a near fall. Riley gets another near fall. Riley works on the arm and hits a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Riley with a reverse chin lock. Cena powers out of the hold but Riley with a kick.

Cena with the two flying shoulder tackles followed by a Blue Thunder Bomb and the Legendary sequence ends with the Five Knuckle Shuffle and an Attitude Adjustment. Cena sees Miz on the ramp walking to the ring. Cena gets Riley up for another Attitude Adjustment. Cena applies the STF and Riley taps.

Winner: John Cena

Cena takes his time to release the hold and then he poses for Miz.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for Michael Cole to increase the sales of ear plugs. Cole says that after beating Jerry Lawler twice, he cannot get any higher. After much deliberation, Cole says that he is going to announce his retirement from in ring competition. Cole says that he knows he is retiring as the only undefeated superstar. Cole says that he wants to be known as a dual announcer and in ring competitor when he is inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Lawler comes into the ring and Cole reminds us that the stipulation from earlier in the year still stands.

Lawler says that rule did not apply to the Rock last week. Lawler decides that to get the fans out of their coma, he wants to show everyone what happened last week between Michael Cole and The Rock.

Lawler tells Cole that it was very entertaining. He says that if the day ever came where Michael Cole was ever inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, life as we know it would cease to exist. Lawler suggests that if Cole could defeat him again, Lawler says that he would personally induct Cole into the Hall of Fame and give him his Hall of Fame ring.

Cole says no after bringing up the ring a few times.

Cole returns to his sequin mine and Cole says that Lawler had to steal his spotlight again. Cole wonders what it is about people from Tennessee being sore losers. Cole brings up Al Gore who lost to George Bush and he is still complaining about it. Cole suggests that people in Tennessee will not acknowledge that Elvis died on the toilet. Cole says that Lawler won’t acknowledge that he lost to him twice. Cole says that he made that decision yesterday on Mother’s Day. He talks about how he spent Mother’s Day with his mom and they watched Wrestlemania on the DVD player and they watched over and over the night that he dissected Lawler in the ring. He says that there is nothing better to do on Mother’s Day than to spend it with your mother. Cole asks Lawler what he did on Mother’s Day. Cole says that he is insensitive because it slipped his mind that Lawler’s mother passed away in February.

Lawler goes to the Sequin Mine but Swagger stops Lawler and sends him into the ring post.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a Be A Star video package.

Jack Swagger vs Kofi Kingston for the United States Title

They lock up and Kofi with a waist lock but Swagger backs Kofi into the corner and he goes for the ankle but Kofi rolls through. Kofi misses on Trouble in Paradise. Swagger with a side head lock take down but Kofi with a head scissors. Swagger escapes and Kofi with another waist lock but Swagger with a standing switch. Kofi tries for a standing switch but Swagger with a knee. Kofi with a flying forearm followed by a drop kick and Swagger goes to the floor.

Kofi tries for a pescado but Swagger returns to the ring. Swagger with a kick and then he knocks Kofi off the apron and we go to commercial.

We are back and Swagger has Kofi’s arms locked and Swagger with a forearm to the back. Swagger runs Kofi into the turnbuckles and then he puts Kofi on the turnbuckles. Kofi kicks Swagger but Swagger with a knee to the midsection. Swagger tries for the Swagger Bomb but he lands on Kofi’s knees. Kofi misses Trouble in Paradise when Swagger moves out of the way. Kofi goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall.

Kofi kicks Swagger in the head but Swagger sends Kofi over the top rope but Kofi holds on and tries to sends Swagger to the floor. Swagger puts Kofi in the ankle lock while Kofi was in the ropes. Swagger sends Kofi’s knee into the mat. Kofi kicks Swagger away and then he connects with an elbow. Kofi sets for a tornado DDT but Swagger counters and Kofi lands on his ankle. Swagger stands on the ankle while kicking Kofi.

Jerry Lawler comes out and Kofi with Trouble in Paradise for the three count.

Winner: Kofi Kingston

After the match, Lawler sends Swagger into the crowd as he tries to enter Cole cubby hole. Lawler throws a chair into the box and then he grabs Cole’s tie and pulls Cole into the wall a few dozen times.

Swagger checks on Cole and he tells Lawler that he did it. Swagger says that Lawler is going to be fired for touching him.

Lawler says that he didn’t touch Cole, he touched his tie.

Swagger says that Lawler a first ballot Hall of Famer because Cole accepts.

Cole wonders what just happened as he walks to the back with Jack Swagger.

We go to footage from the Santa Barbara Film Festival for That’s What I Am, which featured Randy Orton.

Alberto Del Rio vs Miz versus Rey Mysterio in a Number One Contender Match

Miz goes after Rey but Rey moves. Rey kicks Del Rio and Miz. Miz hits Rey from behind. Rey kicks Del Rio and then Miz sends Rey over his head and Rey kicks Del Rio. Alberto and Miz go into the ropes but Del Rio with a clothesline. Del Rio sends Rey to the floor and Miz with a rollup for a near fall. Miz avoids the cross arm breaker. Del Rio tries for a rollup but Miz holds on to the ropes.

Rey with a sunset flip on Del Rio but Miz breaks up the cover. Miz sends Del Rio into the ring post and Miz gets a near fall on Rey. Miz with an Irish whip and then he sets for the Awesome Clothesline and the force sends Del Rio to the floor. Miz gets a near fall on Rey. Miz with a snap mare and cravate on Rey but Rey with kicks to Miz. Rey with a drop toe hold and Miz falls into the ropes. Del Rio trips Rey and then he kicks Rey in the midsection. Rey tries for a head scissors but Del Rio sends Rey to the floor. Miz tries for the Skull Crushing Finale but Del Rio with a rollup for a near fall. Miz counters a cross arm breaker attempt with a rollup. Miz and Del Rio with clotheslines at the same time and they are down in the ring while Rey is down on the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Del Rio with a rear chin lock on Rey but he takes time to kick Miz off the apron and back to the floor. Rey punches Del Rio in the ribs but Del Rio punches Rey. Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall. Del Rio goes to the floor and he sends Miz into the ring post.

Del Rio returns to the ring and he kicks Rey in the head and gets a near fall. Del Rio with a reverse chin lock on Del Rio. Rey with an elbow to Del Rio but Del Rio with a kick to Rey’s leg followed by a punch. Miz pulls down the ropes and Del Rio goes over the top rope to the floor. Miz with a sunset flip but you don’t give Rey a sunset flip and Rey rolls through and kicks Miz in the head. Rey with a leg drop and he gets a near fall.

Miz backs into the corner and he sends Rey into the turnbuckles. Miz kicks Rey followed by an Irish whip. Miz thinks about the Awesome clothesline but Rey moves out of the way. Del Rio pulls Miz to the floor. Rey with a flip dive onto Del Rio and all three men are down on the floor.

Rey kicks Del Rio and sends him back into the ring. Rey with a baseball slide to Miz. Rey goes up top for a seated splash and he connects. Rey with a springboard cross body for a near fall on Del Rio.

Del Rio pushes Rey into the ropes but Rey with a head scissors and Del Rio is down. Miz goes up top while Del Rio and Rey fight in the ring. Del Rio is sent into the turnbuckles and Miz is crotched. Rey with a rollup for a near fall.

Rey punches Miz on the turnbuckles and Rey hits a super rana but Del Rio with a single arm breaker. Del Rio smiles at Rey and then he puts Rey in the cross arm breaker. Rey tries to get out of the hold. Miz misses a boot but Del Rio with a rollup on Miz for a near fall. Miz with a DDT for a near fall on Del Rio.

Rey kicks Miz out of the ring and Alex Riley limps to ringside. Riley checks on Miz while Del Rio sets for a power bomb on Rey. Rey counters and sends Del Rio into Riley. Rey hits the 619 and then he kicks Miz off the apron. Rey with the dive but Riley pulls Del Rio out of the ring. Miz with a rollup for the three count on Mysterio.

Winner: Miz

Miz has Riley hold up his hand in victory while Rey cannot believe that he came so close to winning.

John Cena’s music plays and he comes out to announce the stipulation for his match with Miz at Over the Limit.

Cena congratulates Miz and he says that he is doing the same thing he did the night after Wrestlemania. All Miz did was have excuses when he lost. Cena says that there will be no excuses because there will be no disqualifications. There will also be no count outs. There will be no submissions. There will be no pinfalls. Cena tells Miz that if he wants to win the title back, he will have to make Cena say two words . . . I Quit.

Meanwhile, back in the ring, R Truth attacks Cena and hits What’s Up on Rey.

We go to credits