– Tonight’s WWE RAW kicks off with Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler welcoming us to Pittsburgh. They go over Armageddon and says tonight they will air exclusive footage from Armageddon of JBL and Shawn Michaels. Lawler talks about the Tag Title change over the weekend and the rematch tonight.
Kelly Kelly and Melina vs. Beth Phoenix and Jillian Hall
Kelly Kelly comes out first for tonight’s opening match. Out next is her partner, the sexy Melina. Out next is Jillian with the WWE Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix. Beth has her Slammy in her hand and Santino Marella at her side.
Santino and Beth stop at ringside where the Beth Phoenix fan (Roucka) is at ringside. She wants a picture. Santino goes to take one with her but she says she wants Beth. Santino takes a picture of the two together. Jillian and Kelly start the match off and go back and forth.
Kelly and Jillian go back and forth until Beth grabs Kelly’s hair from behind and slams her to the mat. 2 count by Jillian. Jillian starts working Kelly over now and used the ropes to choke her. Knees to the gut by Jillian. Jillian goes for a back drop but Kelly slides out of it and tries to tag Melina. Jillian decks Melina and sends her to the floor. Kelly rolls Jillian up from behind for a very quick win. Melina and Beth didn’t even get tagged in.
Winners: Kelly Kelly and Melina
After the match, the Divas brawl in the ring until Kane’s pyro explodes and out he comes. Everyone clears the ring but Kelly. Kane towers over her and backs her into the corner. He extends his hand to her to help her to her feet. Kelly just looks at him and rolls out of the ring. Kane gets pissed and chases her to the entrance way and to the back.
– Back from commercial and Cole and Lawler talk about this senseless segment that just happened with Kane and Kelly Kelly. During commercial break, we see a camera follow Kelly backstage. Jamie Noble gets pushed into a wall. Kane finds her in a corner of a wall. He says we need to talk. Back to the arena.
Rey Mysterio vs. Sim Snuka (Deuce)
Rey Mysterio is making his way to the ring as we see Cody Rhodes and Manu take a seat at ringside for this match. Rey’s opponent is already in the ring and is Deuce, sporting a different look. Deuce says from now on he wants to be introduced by his real name. He says he is the son of WWE HOF’er, Jimmy Snuka. His real name is Sim Snuka. Yep, Sim.
They lock up and Snuka gets an early 2 count. The crowd is completely dead. Snuka continues to control Mysterio. He whips Rey into the turnbuckle hard and drops knees into Rey’s back. Snuka puts a knee in Rey’s back and applies the pressure. The crowd tries to get behind Rey.
Snuka misses a splash on Rey and gets caught by a dropkick. Kicks and right hands by Rey but Snuka catches him in a side slam. Rey counters and takes him down with a scissors. Snuka lifts Rey in the air and drops him from up high. Snuka hits a running knee to the face and gets a close 2 count.
Rey goes to the top and tries to hit the hurrancanrana but Snuka catches him for a powerbomb. Rey slides out of the powerbomb and drops him for the 619. Snuka slides to the floor as Rey goes for the 619. Rey goes to the top and splashes on Snuka on the floor. Cody picks a fight with Rey and the match is thrown off. Rey goes to make his exit but Mike Knox runs down and drops him from behind. Knox does his finisher on Rey and drops him on the concrete. Knox stands over Rey as Rhodes, Manu and Snuka make their way to the back.
– Back from commercial and we get another promo with DX, selling stuff for Christmas. It’s funny how HBK has the black eye in all of these promos. Tonight they’re shilling DX shirts. HBK breaks out the Triple H King of Kings Conan teddy bear and jokes on him. Triple H pulls out a HBK teddy bear and rips on him. Not bad.
– Cole and Lawler get the serious face and talk about Shawn Michaels working for JBL now. They promise some exclusive footage later.
– Backstage Kelly Kelly is in a dark room. Kane walks in and tells her to sit down. Kane says last week at the Slammys, she looked him in the eye and said love is a beautiful thing. Kelly says it was just part of presenting the award. Kane doesn’t think that. Kane says if she is one of the people who take advantage of him, then she can get up and walk out now. He opens the door and yells at her. She goes to get up but he slams the door and tells her he knew she felt something for him. Kelly is just crying as he stares at her.
– Todd Grisham is backstage with Randy Orton. He says he issued a challenge for a rematch with Batista and has no answer yet. He calls him a coward. Batista walks up and says he has his answer but Orton slaps him. Orton runs off to the arena and Batista chases him. Manu and Cody Rhodes attack Batista and Orton joins in. John Cena runs down and fights off Rhodes and Manu as Orton stares at them from the top of the stage. Cena and Batista stand there as Manu, Rhodes and Orton look on. Back to commercial.
– Back from commercial and we’re backstage as Batista thanks John Cena for helping him out. Batista starts to talk about a rematch with John Cena when Grisham walks up. He says Stephanie has just made a match tonight with John Cena and Batista vs. Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes and Manu. Batista asks if they can finish the conversation later and walks off.
Chris Jericho vs. Hacksaw Jim Duggan
We go to the arena where Hacksaw Jim Duggan is making his entrance. Lilian introduces Chris Jericho for the match but he comes down dressed in a suit. Everyone’s looking puzzled as Jericho stares down Duggan.
Jericho says he is refusing to wrestle tonight. He says he is the 2008 Superstar of the Year and has been carrying RAW so it’s a slap in his face that he has to compete against someone like Duggan. Jericho says he refuses to wrestle again until he gets a Championship match or a match with someone who is worthy to face him. He drops the mic and exits the ring as Duggan looks stumped.
– Backstage in the room again with Kelly and Kane. He’s still messing with her. Kane asks who else she has interest in. She just keeps crying, still looking sexy though. Kane says she is going to tell him who it is, like it or not. Back to commercial.
– Back from commercial with more Kelly and Kane. Kane says thank you but he has to leave now. Kelly says just please don’t hurt him. Kane says something and laughs again before leaving as Kelly cries some more.
– Lilian Garcia introduces the WWE Intercontinental Champion William Regal and Layla. Out they come and take a seat at the top of the entrance way.
Tag Title Match: CM Punk and Kofi Kingston vs. John Morrison and The Miz
CM Punk is out first followed by his partner Kofi Kingston. Out next are the Tag Team Champions, John Morrison and The Miz.Kofi and Miz start the match off. Miz backs Kofi in the cornr and goes to work. Side headlock by Miz now. Miz slams Kofi to the mat. They run the ropes and Kofi hits a big elbow for a 2 count. Punk comes in and gets a 2 count on Miz. Kofi comes back in for some double teaming and a flying lariat for another 2 count.
Punk comes back in and hits kicks and rights on the Miz. Miz talks trash to Punk and scrambles to the floor. Morrison tries to take advantage but gets knocked hard back into the fan barrier. Kofi and Punk clear the ring of Miz and Morrison. Kofi dumps Punk to the floor ontop of Miz and Morrison as we go back to commercial.
Back from commercial and Punk comes in and cleans house on Miz. 2 count by Punk. Punk decks Morrison but Miz catches Punk in a big slam an drops him. 2 count by Miz after some stomps. Morrison tags in and they double team Punk with a nice move. 2 count by Morrison. Punk fights back but Morrison puts him on his shoulders. Miz climbs the top and tries for a double team move. Punk jumps on the turnbuckle and kicks Morrison down. Punk superplexes Miz to the floor. Kofi is waiting on the hot tag.
Kofi and Morrison get tagged in at the same time. Kofi unloads and comes off the top with a splash and then hits Morrison with dropkicks. Kofi hits his big double leg drop for a 2 count. Kofi hits a Russian leg sweep variation for a 2 count. Punk and Miz come in and end up on the floor fighting. Kofi rolls up Morrison in the ring for a 2 count. Morrison nails his kick off the rope but gets a 2 count as Punk breaks the pin. Miz dumps Punk to the floor but Kofi sends Miz to the floor. Kofi turns around to Morrison’s finisher for the pinfall and the win.
Winners: John Morrison and The Miz
After the match, all four men are still in the ring as Kane’s music hits and out he comes. He stops and stares at William Regal. Kane gets in the ring and grabs Miz by the throat. He kicks Morrison away and choke slams Miz, then lays him out with a Tombstone. Kane leaves the ring and heads to the back as Miz is laid out in the middle of the ring. We cut to replays.
– Back from commercial and some of the Pittsburgh Steelers are sitting at ringside with their families.
– JBL’s music hits and he comes walking out in a suit. JBL stops at the entrance and invites everyone to watch the footage of comments made last night by his new employee, Shawn Michaels. We see a video of HBK last night in the ring of him explaining why he has joined JBL.
We have to sit through that entire dreadful video again of HBK talking last night about why he’s working for JBL. Back in the arena and JBL comes stepping from the back and just smiles as the crowd boos.
– Backstage we see Kelly Kelly in her locker room. Mickie and Candice walk up to console her. They ask what about The Miz, she never told them about him. She asks, “The Miz, are you serious?” and walks off. Back to commercial.
– Back from commercial and we see highlights of the match last week where Dolph Ziggler beat R-Truth by countout.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Santa Claas
Dolph is in the ring with Lilian, asking for the mic as she does her introductions. Dolph introduces himself again and gives her the mic back. Out next is his opponent, Charlie Haas dressed as Santa. Haas hands out gifts to the fans in the crowd.
Santa hands Dolph a present but he doesn’t like it. We get some Santa chants. Dolph backs Santa in the corner and taunts him. Haas comes back and hits a Santa splash in the corner. Dolph fires back with fists and a series of elbow drops. 2 count by Dolph. He locks on a side headlock on Santa.
Dolph tells Santa what his name is and keeps stomping on him in the face. Another headlock by Dolph as he puts a knee in Santa’s back. Dolph breaks the hold and continues to beat up Santa. He yells his name again and misses an elbow drop as Santa rolls. Rights by Santa and a dropkick. Santa with a shoulder thrust in the corner. Santa misses a splash and Dolph drops him with a backbreaker move for the pinfall and the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match, Dolph attacks Santa Claas before heading to the back.
– We cut to a video featuring Mr. Kennedy in Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia. We see some clips of the movie and Kennedy talks about his character and some other stuff.
– Back from commercial and we see Hacksaw Duggan backstage. Cryme Tyme walk up and tell him it’s time, they got him. The three walk off together.
– We see Chris Jericho in Stephanie McMahon’s office. She says when she books him to wrestle, she expects him to. He says she should respect him and she reminds him she is the boss. Jericho says Batista’s rematch clause has expired with John Cena, it’s been 30 days. Stephanie says she knows everything there is to know. Stephanie says next week, the former Champions will compete in matches next week with the winners competing in a Fatal Four Way match and the winner of that match getting a World Title shot with John Cena. Huh? She basically tells him to respect her and get in line or else.
– Orton, Manu and Rhodes are talking backstage. Orton says if they fail to take Batista out and if they can’t do everything 100%, then the Legacy will fail. Orton walks off.
Batista and John Cena vs. Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes and Manu
Batista is out first for this 2-on-3 Handicap match. Batista enters the ring and we go to a commercial break. Out next is the World Heavyweight Champion John Cena to a mixed reaction. Cena runs the ropes and does his usual stuff as Batista looks on. There’s a fan with a sign asking Cena if they can have his shirt and he throws it to them. Out next is the team of Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes and Manu. They slowly stalk the ring.
Manu and Batista start the match out. They lock up and go to the corner. They lock up again and trade blows. Batista decks him with a clothesline and nails him with rights in the corner. Cena is tagged in and hits Manu with body punches and scoop slams him, then an elbow drop for a 2 count.
Cody is tagged in now and locks up with Cena. Side headlock by Cody. Off the ropes and Cody takes Cena down with a shoulder. They run the ropes and Cena takes him down with a headlock. Back on their feet and Cena hits a suplex and a 2 count. Batista is tagged back in and he works over Cody in the corner. Big shoulder by Batista. Batista lifts Cody in the air and holds before dropping him with the suplex for a 2 count. Cena is tagged back in to work on Cody. Running bulldog by Cena for a 2 count.
Batista comes back in now and continues to beat down Cody. Running clothesline in the corner by Batista. Cody blocks the second clothesline and hits a double ax handle off the top. Cody starts stomping on Batista now before tagging in Orton. Orton comes in to a pop. Batista levels him with a clothesline. Running clothesline in the corner by Batista. Batista kicks Orton in the face. It looks like Batista botches something and Orton clotheslines him. Orton starts stomping on Batista now and kicks him in the gut a few times.
Orton makes a tag as we go back to commercial break. Back from commercial and Orton is stomping on Batista in the corner. Cody is tagged in. Manu comes right in works over Batista for a quick 2 count. Orton comes back in and keeps stomping on Batista. Manu comes back in and continues the beating.
Batista gets over on Orton and makes the tag to Cena while Manu comes in. Cena hits his usual series of moves on Manu and lays him out. Typical Cena stuff. Cena taunts Cody and hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle on Manu. Cena taunts Orton and Cody some more. Cena goes for the FU on Manu but Cody dropkicks him and Manu falls on Cena. Cody comes in and beats on Cena with right hands. 2 count by Cody. Orton comes back in and circles Cena.
Orton with a big uppercut on Cena. Orton now works Cena over on the mat and gets a 2 count. Orton hits the big DDT on Cena and tags in Manu. Cody comes in and they continue working on Cena. He finally fights back. Cody with a 2 count on Cena. Batista finally comes in and takes out Cody and Manu. Spinebuster on Cody. Orton and Manu block the Batista Bomb on Cody. Cody and Manu pummel Batista on the floor. The ref rings the bell as Orton nails the punt kick on Batista. Cena runs in the ring to tend to Batista. Orton, Manu and Rhodes stand in the ring. They exit the ring as Cena and the ref stand over Batista. RAW goes off the air with Orton, Rhodes and Manu standing together on the entrance way and John Cena standing over a down Batista in the ring, while WWE officials tend to him.