Just one night after the entire WWE was put through hell by fired talents The Miz & R-Truth at WWE Hell in a Cell, the fallout would most certainly felt as the 958th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW was a RAW SuperShow and it came to you, live, from the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA. After witnessing the two men he fired two weeks ago, The Miz & R-Truth, lock themselves inside Hell in a Cell where they laid waste to everybody in sight from new WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio, John Cena, and CM Punk to brutal assaults on WWE referees and even the cameraman while the entire WWE locker room was helplessly forced to watch, the Chief Operating Officer of the WWE, Triple H, tried to take matters into his own hands, pummeling a handcuffed Miz and Truth. With the COO no doubt being on the RAW SuperShow, what will Triple H do to try and regain some semblance of order in the WWE? RAW SuperShow also featured a huge 12-Man Tag Team main event as former WWE Champion John Cena teams with “The Voice of the Voiceless” CM Punk, “The Great White” Sheamus, Mason Ryan, and WWE Tag Team Champions Air Boom to face the team of the new WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio, Christian, Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes, United States Champion Dolph Ziggler, “The All-American American” Jack Swagger, and David Otunga!
- Randy Orton def. Drew McIntyre by pin following the RKO.
- Non-Title: Mark Henry def. John Morrison by pin following the World’s Strongest Slam.
- Beth Phoenix & Natalya def. Kelly Kelly & Eve by DQ.
- Santino Marella (in his return) def. Jinder Mahal by pin following the Cobra Strike.
- 12-Man Tag Match: John Cena, CM Punk, Sheamus, Mason Ryan, & Air Boom def. Alberto Del Rio, Christian, Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, & David Otunga (with Vickie Guerrero) by Sheamus pinning Dolph Ziggler following the Brogue Kick.
Just one night after narrowly missing out on regaining the World Heavyweight Title inside Hell in a Cell against Mark Henry and pummeling “The World’s Strongest Champion” with a steel chair, the RAW SuperShow kicks off with “The Viper” Randy Orton going one-on-one with Drew McIntyre. In the end, it was Randy Orton showing no ill effects from Hell in a Cell as “The Viper” hits Drew McIntyre with the RKO en route to picking up the win. After the match, Randy Orton takes out his aggression on Drew McIntyre with a second RKO, but “The Viper” is then confronted by the World Heavyweight Champion, Mark Henry, as “The World’s Strongest Champion” stands at the bottom of the entrance ramp, holding the title belt above his head. Orton responds by exiting out of the ring and attacking Henry as both men relentlessly brawl as a slew of security guards, brought out by John Laurinaitis, attempt to separate the two. Before security is finally able to separate Orton and Henry, “The Viper” gets the last shot in as Orton sends the World Heavyweight Champion over the ringside barricade to the concrete floor!
It was announced during the RAW SuperShow that this Friday’s SmackDown will mark the return of “The World’s Largest Athlete” as the incomparable Big Show appears in a WWE ring for the first time since he was inducted into the Hall of Pain at the hands of Mark Henry in July at Money-in-the-Bank! Big Show will, no doubt, have his sights set on revenge against Mark Henry, but what will happen between these two super heavyweights this Friday night on SmackDown?
Moments after engaging in a brawl with Randy Orton, the World Heavyweight Champion was in action on the RAW SuperShow as “The World’s Strongest Champion” Mark Henry went one-on-one with John Morrison in a non-title match. Despite an impressive showing by John Morrison, Mark Henry’s dominance would reign supreme as the World Heavyweight Champion plants Morrison with the World’s Strongest Slam en route to picking up the win. After the match, Mark Henry sends a message to the WWE locker room, planting Morrison with a second World’s Strongest Slam. Afterwards, Mark Henry tells John Morrison that Morrison now knows what it is like to be in the ring with a “beast”, something that Randy Orton knows all too well. The World Heavyweight Champion then delivers the stern message that he is “done” with Randy Orton! Mark Henry then tells Big Show that he is not hard to find, adding that he will be the one with the World Heavyweight Title before vowing that, when “The World’s Largest Athlete” returns Friday night on SmackDown, it will be the shortest return in history because Big Show will be re-inducted into the Hall of Pain! Will Big Show get his revenge this Friday night on SmackDown or will Mark Henry re-induct Big Show into the Hall of Pain?
Backstage, the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations, John Laurinaitis is with the group of anti-Triple Superstars as Laurinaitis asks David Otunga if the Harvard lawyer had anything to do with The Miz and R-Truth filing a lawsuit against the WWE. Otunga responds by asking what Triple H will do about it before Vickie Guerrero leads the group of disgruntled Superstars to the ring to state their case.
One night after, by hook or crook, defeating John Cena and CM Punk in a Triple Threat Hell in a Cell Match to win the WWE Championship, new WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio joined Christian, Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes, United States Champion Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, Vickie Guerrero, and David Otunga as the group looked to air their grievances against WWE COO Triple H. The new WWE Champion states that he was unable to celebrate his title win at WWE Hell in a Cell because the attack by the fired Miz and R-Truth and he blames Triple H for it. Del Rio continues that only one man had the power to raise and lower the Hell in a Cell at will and that was COO Triple H, adding that the COO is an “animal”. Christian then states that, since Triple H took over, RAW has been an “unsafe” place to work and he is not going to take it anymore. Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes then speaks up as Rhodes states that every one of them has been a “victim” of Triple H’s “reckless actions”, adding that the COO does it for his “massive ego”. United States Champion Dolph Ziggler then proclaims that they are going to take things into their own hands. Jack Swagger then states that, thanks to Triple H, his friends and family are concerned for him every time he competes on RAW. Vickie Guerrero then states that, as a woman, she feels especially “vulnerable” to Triple H being in charge. The Harvard law student, David Otunga, then states that they only have “two options”, continue to work and risk their livelihood or they can “contemplate legal action”.
This brings out the man himself as the Chief Operating Officer of the WWE, Triple H, as the COO asks what happened to the WWE. Triple H continues that Superstars used to pick themselves and fight, no matter what, and they didn’t “whine and cry” or threaten with lawsuits. The COO continues that he does not care about The Miz and R-Truth’s lawsuit nor does he care about the group in the ring’s lawsuit, but what he does care about is when they step into the ring in the main event. Triple H then tells the group to not threaten to “sue” their opponents, telling them to do what the fans paid to see them do and that is “shut up and fight”! Will this group of disgruntled Superstars do what Triple H tells them or will they still pursue a lawsuit against the WWE?
One night after losing the Divas Title to Beth Phoenix at WWE Hell in a Cell, Kelly Kelly teamed with Eve to face the new Divas Champion Beth Phoenix and Natalya. The match would barely get started, however, as Beth Phoenix would throw Kelly Kelly to the outside where Kelly Kelly and Eve absolutely snapped with Kelly Kelly repeatedly bouncing the skull of Beth Phoenix off of the announce table while Eve pummeled Natalya nearby. This left the referee no choice but to bring an end to the match as Kelly Kelly continues to ravage the new Divas Champion to the point of having to be restrained by Eve and the referee!
Backstage, the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations, John Laurinaitis, confronts WWE COO Triple H, advising his boss to get a “vote of confidence” from the WWE talent. Laurinaitis continues, telling Triple H that the COO needs to look the Superstars in the eyes and “accept” the answers that they give him before asking if Triple H is “scared” to do that. Triple H responds by wrapping Laurinaitis’ tie around his hand, saying that what he is afraid of is if the guy working closest to him is undermining everything he is doing, either that or Laurinaitis is “too stupid” to do what he asks. Triple H then tells Laurinaitis to gather all of them in the ring, but make sure that the EVP is there as well! Will Triple H get the vote of confidence from the WWE talent and John Laurinaitis? What will the Superstars have to say to the COO?
Jinder Mahal appeared on the RAW SuperShow as the brother-in-law of The Great Khali is ranting in Arabic before he is interrupted by the return of former Intercontinental and WWE Tag Team Champion Santino Marella as Santino shouts at Jinder in fake Arabic before their match begins. In the end, it was Santino Marella picking up a quick win over Jinder Mahal as Santino hits the Cobra Strike en route to picking up the win.
Then it was time for the huge 12-Man Tag Match as the former ten-time WWE Champion John Cena teams with CM Punk, Sheamus, Mason Ryan, and WWE Tag Team Champions Air Boom to face new WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio, Christian, Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes, United States Champion Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, and David Otunga, with Vickie Guerrero in their corner. During the chaotic match, Evan Bourne was able to hit Air Bourne on Jack Swagger, but Vickie Guerrero placed the foot of Swagger on the bottom rope, keeping the match alive. However, the referee spotted Vickie’s interference and responded by ejecting Vickie from ringside. At the end of a crazy match, a flurry of finishing moves ends with Sheamus blasting Dolph Ziggler with the Brogue Kick en route to pinning the United States Champion to pick up the win for his team.
Then it was time for the Superstars of the WWE to either grant or deny their support for their boss via a vote of confidence or a vote of no confidence for WWE COO Triple H. The Superstars from RAW made their way to ringside first as WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio, David Otunga, Vickie Guerrero, Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes, United States Champion Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, Tyler Reks, Primo, JTG, Curt Hawkins, Drew McIntyre, and Michael McGillicutty made their way to the ring. The SmackDown Superstars then made their entrance as “Mr. Money-in-the-Bank” Daniel Bryan, Sin Cara, Ezekiel Jackson, and Titus O’Neil joined the RAW Superstars. The Divas then came out as Divas Champion Beth Phoenix, Natalya, The Bella Twins, Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes, Aksana, Kaitlyn, A.J., Tamina, & Maxine join the Superstars, followed by the referees of the WWE. The rest of the SmackDown locker room then made their way to the ring as World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry, Christian, Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Darren Young, Derrick Bateman, Jinder Mahal, Sin Cara Dark, and William Regal. The SmackDown Superstars are followed by even more RAW Superstars as WWE Tag Team Champions Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston, John Morrison, Santino Marella, Zack Ryder, Percy Watson, and Alex Riley join the rest of the talent. Even Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler returned to RAW to join the talent collected at ringside!
With entire roster of WWE Superstars, Divas, and referees assembled at ringside, the Chief Operating Officer of the WWE, Triple H, makes his way to the ring. Before the talent voted, Triple H admits that being the COO was more difficult than he thought it would be, adding that he did not ask for the job, he was given it. Triple H then states that The Miz & R-Truth should be apologizing to the WWE fans for being a “bunch of babies”, adding that he is not upset with Miz & Truth for their actions, he is upset with them for their inability to “accept the punishment”. The COO continues that he is “old school” as he enjoys the confrontations, the battles, and the chaos that is the WWE, something that he thinks the WWE fans agree with. Triple H then tells the Superstars and Divas that the fans are really the ones who sign their checks, adding that he works each and every week for the fans.
Then it was time for the talent to give their opinions of the COO as SmackDown Superstar Wade Barrett states that he has been selected by his colleagues to say a few words about the “legitimate grievances” they have had as of late. Barrett continues that Triple H has created an “unsafe working environment” for all of them, saying that they all came to the WWE because they are professionals who like to adhere to certain “rules and regulations”. Barrett then states that they should not be subjected to attacks by outsiders, adding that the unsafe working environment is caused by Triple H’s inability to control the talent. Barrett continues that Triple H admitted that he enjoyed confrontations and chaos before saying that the COO even enjoys putting his hands on the talent. Barrett then states that the recent chaos has been caused by Triple H, adding that the COO is “completely out of control”.
Triple H responds by re-introducing Wade Barrett to the fans as the man who led The Nexus, who arrived on RAW last year, destroying half of the roster and try to ruin RAW and shut the company down. Triple H then states that the only reason Barrett has a problem with the chaos is because Barrett is not the one creating it.
Senior WWE referee Mike Chioda then speaks on behalf of the referees as Chioda states that he has never seen so much abuse against the referees. Chioda continues that they are not Superstars before asking how they are supposed to get any “respect”. Triple H responds by saying that he fired The Miz & R-Truth for assaulting them, but Chioda argues that Alberto Del Rio’s personal ring announcer, Ricardo Rodriguez, was not punished for attacking Chad Patton at WWE Hell in a Cell and nothing was done when he and Scott Armstrong were attacked later that same night. Chioda then admits that, in his twenty-three years in the WWE, he has never been afraid to come to work like he is now.
Before Triple H can respond to the complaints of the referees, Divas Champion Beth Phoenix speaks up for the Divas, saying that, as the women, they fear that something accidental or even intentional might happen to them. Triple H then asks the Divas what has happened to any of them, but Beth Phoenix states that something “could” happen. Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler then steps into the ring, saying that he is not speaking for anyone but himself, before stating that he agrees with some of the points made and he disagrees with some as well, but what he does agree with the most is that RAW is “spiraling out of control”. Jerry Lawler then states that he disagrees with the accusations that the whole thing is Triple H’s fault before agreeing with what CM Punk has said in the past, that there is someone trying to “sabotage” Triple H’s job as the COO and all of the talent are paying the price for it. Lawler continues that someone does not want Triple H running the WWE and, as long as Triple H is in charge, things are only going to get worse! Lawler then sums it up by saying that Triple H is in charge and he’s also the reason all the chaos is happening.
Christian then speaks up, announcing on behalf of the Superstars, that they are giving Triple H a vote of “no confidence”. Mike Chioda then gives the referees’ vote of “no confidence”, followed by the Divas also giving Triple H a vote of “no confidence” and Jerry Lawler doing the same. Lawler then states that actions speak louder than words before declaring that he is “reluctantly walking out”! Jerry Lawler then walks out of the arena and the Hall of Famer is followed by the majority of the Superstars, Divas, and referees standing at ringside! As a small group of Superstars remain at ringside, commentator Michael Cole leaves the announce position to walk out as well. The remaining Superstars at ringside then empty out as commentator Booker T leaves the announce position as well, followed by ring announcer Justin Roberts and various WWE crew members, including the cameramen! Triple H then turns to look at Hall of Famer and legendary commentator, Jim Ross, who also walks out on the COO! With Triple H standing alone in the ring, the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations, John Laurinaitis, comes out as the EVP shakes his head before walking out as well, leaving the COO standing alone in the ring. After every WWE employee casted a vote of no confidence for WWE COO Triple H before walking out on their boss, what is the state of the WWE now that there are absolutely no supporters for Triple H?
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