The 916th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW would be a special three-hour edition of RAW to present the 2010 Slammy Awards, which came to you, live, from the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA. As the end of a wild and unforgettable 2010 draws, the WWE celebrates the best of the best of 2010 as the 2010 Slammy Awards would see the WWE Superstar of the Year, Diva of the Year, WWE Moment of the Year, Shocker of the Year, Despicable Me Award, Knucklehead Moment of the Year, “Oh Snap” Meltdown of the Year, Guest Star Shining Moment of the Year, “And I Quote” Line of the Year, WWE Universe Reaction of the Year, and the Holy **** Move of the Year determined as Superstars would be honored with these Slammys on the three-hour extravaganza!
- Big Show def. Wade Barrett by intentional count-out.
- Daniel Bryan & Kofi Kingston def. Dolph Ziggler & Ted DiBiase by Kofi Kingston pinning Dolph Ziggler following Trouble In Paradise.
- “Dashing” Cody Rhodes def. Mark Henry by pin following a knee drop off of the top rope.
- Non-Title: The Miz (with Alex Riley & Alberto Del Rio) def. Rey Mysterio by roll-up.
- 2010 Diva of the Year Battle Royal: Winner- Michelle McCool
- Edge def. Jack Swagger by pin following the Spear.
- 2-on-1 Handicap Match: Randy Orton def. Alex Riley & David Arquette by pinning Alex Riley following the RKO.
- John Cena def. David Otunga by submission to the C-STF.
The 2010 Slammy Awards kicks off with a special surprise as actor, producer, and former WCW Champion David Arquette opens the show and calls himself “one of the greatest” WCW Champions of all time! Arquette then states that he should have won an “Oscar” for his role in the 1999 film, “Ready To Rumble” before finally introducing the first award of the night, the Shocker of the Year, and the candidates were The Miz cashing in his Money-in-the-Bank contract to win the WWE Title from an injured Randy Orton, the arrival and subsequent destruction caused by The Nexus, the shocking betrayal of Paul Bearer towards The Undertaker at WWE Hell in a Cell, and Randy Orton punting Chris Jericho right out of the WWE! David Arquette then reveals that The Nexus’ arrival in the WWE is the Shocker of the Year and this prompts Nexus leader Wade Barrett to come out and accept the award on behalf of The Nexus! Barrett states that The Nexus is there because of him before reminding everyone that he is the only one who can rehire John Cena before stating that The Nexus has given the ultimatum to rehire John Cena or be excommunicated! Barrett then announces that he will make his decision by the end of the night before promising many more “shocking moments”! This prompts the anonymous General Manager of RAW to chime in with an email that announces that he is going to give Wade Barrett the chance to create another “shocking moment” when he goes one-on-one with “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show!
By order of the anonymous General Manager of RAW, the Slammy Award winner for Shocker of the Year, Nexus leader Wade Barrett, would go one-on-one with “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show! After finding himself unable to combat Big Show, Wade Barrett would head to the outside of the ring, grab his Slammy Award and walk out on the match, giving Big Show the win via count-out! After being given the ultimatum by The Nexus last week to either rehire John Cena or get excommunicated from The Nexus, what will Wade Barrett decide?
Then it was time to present the next Slammy Award as Tyson Kidd, with his new “associate”, and Kelly Kelly would present the Despicable Me Award with the nominees being Drew McIntyre’s embarrassment of SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long, Kane burying his brother, The Undertaker, alive, Mr. McMahon’s kick to the gut on the night of Bret Hart’s return to the WWE, and the night that CM Punk & The Straightedge Society interrupted the birthday celebration of Rey Mysterio’s daughter, making Rey’s daughter cry! Tyson Kidd and Kelly Kelly then reveal that RAW commentator CM Punk is the winner of the Despicable Me Award! CM Punk states that he did what he did to Rey Mysterio and his family because Rey “wronged” him before vowing to extract his revenge on another individual who has “wronged” him!
Then it was time for an interpromotional tag team match as RAW’s United States Champion Daniel Bryan, with The Bella Twins in his corner, would team with SmackDown’s Kofi Kingston to face SmackDown’s Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler, with Vickie Guerrero in his corner, and RAW’s Ted DiBiase, with Maryse in his corner! In the end, it was Kofi Kingston hitting Trouble In Paradise on Dolph Ziggler en route to picking up the win for himself and Daniel Bryan!
Then it was time to present the 2010 Guest Star Shining Moment of the Year as WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov would present the nominees, which were Mike Tyson delivering a knockout punch to Chris Jericho, Pee-Wee Herman going toe-to-toe with The Miz & Alex Riley, Randy Orton delivering the RKO to Wayne Brady, and William Shatner singing the WWE Superstar themes before announcing Pee-Wee Herman as the winner!
Then it was time for another interpromotional bout as RAW’s “World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry would go one-on-one with SmackDown’s “Dashing” Cody Rhodes! In the end, it was “Dashing” Cody Rhodes jumping off of the top rope with a knee to the back of Mark Henry en route to picking up the win!
Then it was time to present the Holy *** Move of the Year as WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler and SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero would present the award with the nominees being John Morrison’s leap onto Daniel Bryan & The Miz from the staging area at WWE Hell in a Cell, Kofi Kingston delivering the Boom Drop on Drew McIntyre from a ladder through the announce table at WWE Money-in-the-Bank, John Cena’s Attitude Adjustment to Batista off of a car and through the stage at WWE Over The Limit, and Randy Orton’s mid-air RKO to Evan Bourne before announcing that the winner is John Cena! This prompts Nexus leader Wade Barrett to come out and take the Slammy Award before inviting John Cena to “come and get” the award before stating that everyone is “hanging” on his “every word” regarding his decision before Wade Barrett states that he is not going to make that announcement unless John Cena comes out there! This prompts the fired John Cena to come in through the crowd and enter the ring opposite of Wade Barrett and Barrett tells Cena to keep his distance before Barrett brings The Nexus to the ring as well as the group surrounds the ring, waiting to strike at a moment’s notice! Wade Barrett then announces that he will rehire John Cena on two conditions: first, agreeing to face Wade Barrett in a Chairs Match at WWE TLC this Sunday and, second, if Cena agrees to face Nexus member David Otunga on RAW! Barrett then exits the ring and instructs The Nexus to attack John Cena and the group complies as The Nexus beats down John Cena as Wade Barrett gets a steel chair and wears Cena out with a pair of vicious chair shots to the back of Cena before Barrett and The Nexus leave Cena writhing in the ring! What will happen this Sunday at WWE TLC when John Cena gets his shot at revenge against Wade Barrett in a Chairs Match?
It was announced on RAW that next week will be a historic week for both the WWE and the USA Network as, for the first time ever, it will be a WWE Week as RAW will take place, live, at 9/8c on the USA Network next Monday night, followed by an unprecedented special Tuesday night presentation of SmackDown, live, at 8/7c on the USA Network, and the week will be wrapped up with an encore presentation of the WWE Tribute To The Troops on Wednesday on the USA Network!
David Arquette would then return to present the Slammy Award for WWE Universe Reaction of the Year with the winner being “Angry Miz Girl” Kaylee, who frowned deeply at The Miz winning the WWE Title! The young girl then comes out and begins to read her acceptance speech, but the speech is interrupted by WWE Champion The Miz and his “apprentice” Alex Riley! Miz then gets on one knee and talks down to the little girl before taking the Slammy Award and states he will take it for “safekeeping” before mocking the face that the little girl made! The Miz then comes to the ring and states that he deserves the Slammy Award for all he accomplished in 2010 before stating that the moment of the year will come this Sunday at WWE TLC when he faces Randy Orton for the WWE Title in a Tables Match! The Miz then proclaims that he is the “most must-see champion” in the history of the WWE before Miz is interrupted by the anonymous RAW General Manager, who chimes in with an email that announces that both The Miz and Randy Orton will compete in one-on-one matches against former World Champions and that The Miz will compete in his right now against former World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio!
In a match made by the anonymous RAW General Manager, WWE Champion The Miz, with “apprentice” Alex Riley and special guest David Arquette in his corner, would go one-on-one with former World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio! In the middle of the match, Rey Mysterio was set to deliver the 619 to The Miz, but Rey’s rival, Alberto Del Rio, would come out and distract Rey long enough for The Miz to take advantage! Later on in the match, Rey Mysterio would once again be set for victory, but Alex Riley would get on the ring apron and would allow Alberto Del Rio to enter the ring and trip Rey Mysterio, allowing The Miz to roll Rey up for the win! After the match, the anonymous RAW GM chimes in with an email that announces that, later on in the night, Randy Orton will compete in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match against Miz’s “apprentice” Alex Riley and a former WCW World Heavyweight Champion in actor David Arquette! What fate awaits David Arquette when he teams with Alex Riley to face Randy Orton?
Then it was time to reveal the winner of the “Oh Snap” Meltdown of the Year as one of the nominees, “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge appears and states that he needs a co-presenter who he’s had “chemistry” with in the past before bringing out his old friend and rival Christian as Christian states that he hopes that the man that injured him, Alberto Del Rio, wins because he and the fans have not forgotten what Alberto Del Rio has done before introducing the nominees, which were Big Show smashing the various trophies and accomplishments of Jack Swagger, Alberto Del Rio’s assault on the arm of Rey Mysterio, Edge smashing and assaulting the laptop of the anonymous RAW General Manager, and Batista quitting the WWE with the winner being named Edge! Edge calls the anonymous GM “vindictive” before looking on the verge of another “meltdown”, a meltdown that Christian averts, before Edge states that one thing that never changes is that Michael Cole is still a “tool”!
After their confrontation last week during Sheamus’ King of the Ring coronation, the 2010 King of the Ring Sheamus would go one-on-one with “The Guru of Greatness” John Morrison! The match would be short-lived as both Superstars would look to tear each other apart, leading to a double disqualification ruling by the referee! After several referees break up the fight, the anonymous RAW GM chimes in with an email that makes the blockbuster announcement that, this Sunday at WWE TLC, Sheamus will go one-on-one with John Morrison in a Ladder Match with the winner being named the #1 Contender for the WWE Title! Sheamus would then react to this announcement by smashing the ladder into the mid-section of John Morrison before hurling Morrison over the top rope and spine-first onto the ladder! What will happen this Sunday at WWE TLC when these two square off in a Ladder Match with the #1 Contender’s spot for the WWE Title on the line?
Then it was time to announce the winner of the Knucklehead Moment of the Year as JTG and William Regal would present the award with the nominees being Big Show’s unmasking of CM Punk, Mae Young’s foul words and defeat of LayCool, Beth Phoenix entering the Royal Rumble and eliminating The Great Khali, and the Dance-Off between Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov with the winner being revealed to be Mae Young beating LayCool! This prompts LayCool to come out to accept the award and Layla states that she is going to “treasure” the award and the award will always be like them, “flawless”!
Then it was time to determine the 2010 Diva of the Year via a Divas Battle Royal as Divas Champion Natalya, Beth Phoenix, Layla, Michelle McCool, Eve Torres, Kelly Kelly, Maryse, Melina, Tamina, Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes, Kaitlyn, & The Bella Twins would all compete for the honor! Tamina would waste no time by eliminating both Kaitlyn and Rosa Mendes, followed shortly by both Bella Twins eliminating Tamina! Eve Torres would then eliminate one of the Bella Twins before Alicia Fox eliminated Eve Torres and LayCool eliminated the other half of The Bella Twins! Natalya would then eliminate Maryse followed by LayCool eliminating Kelly Kelly! The next elimination would see Beth Phoenix eliminating Melina followed by Beth Phoenix eliminating Layla! Despite being eliminated, Layla would then assist in Michelle McCool eliminating Beth Phoenix and Natalya would eliminate both Gail Kim and Alicia Fox before Michelle McCool eliminates Natalya to be crowned the 2010 Diva of the Year! The anonymous General Manager of RAW then chimes in with an email that announces that, this Sunday at WWE TLC, LayCool will face the team of Divas Champion Natalya and Beth Phoenix in the first ever Divas Tag Team Tables Match!
Six nights before he challenges Kane for the World Heavyweight Title in a TLC Match at WWE TLC, “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge would go one-on-one with “The All-American American” Jack Swagger, six nights before Swagger joins Kofi Kingston and Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler in a Triple Threat Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Title! In the end, it was Edge hitting the Spear en route to pinning Jack Swagger and picking up the win! With the mental edge heading into WWE TLC this Sunday night, can Edge defeat Kane in Edge’s specialty, a TLC Match, to win the World Heavyweight Title?
Then it was time to reveal the Slammy for WWE Moment of the Year as “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show would present the award with the nominees being John Cena getting fired from the WWE at Survivor Series, Sheamus interrupting a tearful goodbye by Triple H by blasting “The Game” from behind with a lead pipe, Edge’s super-sized Spear through the ringside barricade on Chris Jericho at WrestleMania, and The Undertaker ending the legendary career of Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania with the winner being Shawn Michaels’ career ending at WrestleMania! The WWE Legend himself, Shawn Michaels, then makes an appearance, live via satellite, as Michaels thanks the WWE and the fans before saying that it’s been his “sheer joy” to be part of so many memorable WWE moments! Michaels then states that he does not “miss” the WWE, but he does “miss” the fans before thanking the WWE and the fans for the Slammy Award!
Then it was time for a unique 2-on-1 Handicap Match as, six nights before he challenges The Miz for the WWE Title in a Tables Match at WWE TLC, “The Viper” Randy Orton would face Miz’s “apprentice” Alex Riley and actor and former WCW Champion David Arquette! In the end, it was Randy Orton hitting the RKO on Alex Riley en route to picking up the win! After the match, The Miz would blast Randy Orton with the Money-in-the-Bank briefcase before The Miz heads to the outside and grabs a table on the outside and, with the help of David Arquette, Miz sets up the table and Miz & Arquette tried to deliver a double team suplex to Orton through the table, but Orton would counter and was set to powerbomb The Miz through the table, but Arquette would attack Orton, allowing Miz to escape! Orton would then set his sights on Arquette as Orton delivers a vicious powerbomb to the actor through the table! Will The Miz suffer the same fate this Sunday night at WWE TLC?
Then it was time to reveal the Slammy Award for the “…And I Quote” Line of the Year as RAW Play-by-Play Commentator Michael Cole presents the award with the nominees being Santino Marella asking Sheamus if he takes his tea “milky” before telling Sheamus that he has no “pigmentation”, The Miz telling Bret Hart that he is 1-0 at WrestleMania and that means he is “seventeen wins away from tying The Undertaker”, Triple H telling CM Punk & The Straightedge Society that, like Punk, he does not drink, do drugs, or smoke, but, unlike Punk, he does not look like he’s been on a “week-long crack binge with Amy Winehouse”, John Cena calling Heath Slater “the chick from Wendy’s”, Edge asking himself why he is “arguing with a computer”, Kane demanding that Edge “give him back his father”, Batista saying “duct tape? Are you serious?”, Cody Rhodes telling Goldust not to “breath on” him followed by Goldust telling Rhodes to “help a brother out” and Dusty Rhodes stating that he “raised some weird kids”, Mr. McMahon shouting at Bret Hart that Bret “deserved to be screwed”, Stephanie McMahon waking up from a nightmare and asking her husband if her father was still in a coma and the husband responding by saying the doctors are pretty sure the Chairman is “brain dead”, Chris Jericho telling Michael Cole that “of course you have an email, you idiot, just read it”, NXT Season Two competitor Titus O’Neil stating that “if you’re gonna fight, make it a fight. If you wanna win, make it a win”, NXT Season Two competitor Eli Cottonwood discussing the topic of “mustache” by saying that he does not have one before saying that he has the “best mustache of them all”, Eve Torres calling The Miz “nothing but a fifteen-minute, flash-in-the-pan, brainless, laughable, thick-headed, half-witted, uninspired, frog-faced loser”, Mike Tyson stating that he would rip out Hornswoggle’s intestines out and “jump rope” with them and ripping his brain out and smash him against a window like “Silly Putty”, Randy Orton proclaiming that he would RKO his own “grandmother” as well as Sheamus’ “grandmother”, Edge beginning the “Spear” chant, Jack Swagger asking Edge how hard it is for an eagle to get “medical insurance”, CM Punk accusing John Cena of spilling his “diet soda”, Mae Young calling LayCool an unfortunate name, Michael Cole messing up and saying that he has “received a manager” instead of saying he’s “received an email”, Triple H saying that “this is not the kind of stuff you can write”, and Ron Simmons saying “Damn!” Michael Cole would then finally reveal the winner to be himself before giving a speech that was cut off by the RAW theme!
Then it was time to announce the 2010 Superstar of the Year as SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long would present the award with the nominees being WWE Champion The Miz, World Heavyweight Champion Kane, “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge, John Cena, “The Master of the 619” Rey Mysterio, and “The Viper” Randy Orton before announcing the winner, who was voted on by the WWE fans, who was the recently rehired John Cena! John Cena then accepts his award and announces he is now back, “full-time”, on RAW before stating that he will always keep his “word” to the WWE fans before vowing that Nexus member David Otunga “will get hurt”, leaving “just one”, Wade Barrett, this Sunday at WWE TLC where all his “anger” will be “unleashed” on the Nexus leader before vowing that Wade Barrett will be “destroyed”!
Then it was time for the main event as the 2010 Superstar of the Year John Cena would go one-on-one with Nexus member David Otunga, but before the match begins, Wade Barrett motions for The Nexus to leave; leaving Otunga to go one-on-one with John Cena without backup! John Cena would make quick work of David Otunga, forcing Otunga to tap out to Cena’s STF! After the match, and with Wade Barrett watching, John Cena would grab a steel chair and deliver several steel chair shots to the back of David Otunga, sending Otunga out of the ring! Will Wade Barrett suffer the same fate this Sunday at WWE TLC when he faces John Cena in a Chairs Match?