WWE RAW Results – June 29, 2009

Tonight’s WWE RAW from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California kicks off with Lilian Garcia introducing Vince McMahon. Vince comes walking out to the stage and a nice pop. Vince says if his friend Donald Trump were here tonight, no doubt he would present a commercial free RAW again, no doubt he would be giving refunds to everyone again. The crowd pops to that. Vince asks if they want him to do the same thing and they do. Vince says he can’t do commercial free but he is giving refunds to everyone tonight. The crowd pops. But, Vince says, I’m not going to do that. Vince says you can blame Donald Trump for all that. Vince says Trump approved a 15 Superstar Trade that will take place. Vince says there also will be a special host each week on RAW. He says it could be a celebrity, a diplomat or a man on the street. Vince says he’s going to shake things up VKM style and introduces tonight’s host – Dave Batista. Batista’s music hits and he comes out to a big pop.

Batista comes out in a suit with his arm in a protective brace. The Animal makes his way to the ring and the crowd is all into it. Batista takes the mic and says yes, it feels good. He says he’s excited and we’re going to have some fun tonight. He announces a four man Night of the Champions tournament to see who faces Randy Orton for the WWE Title at Night of the Champions. The matches tonight will be Miz vs. John Cena and MVP vs. Triple H. Voices starts playing and out comes the WWE Champion Randy Orton.

Orton comes out with Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes right behind him. Orton tells Batista he shouldn’t have came back. Orton asks Batista what’s stopping them from coming down there and tearing him apart. Batista says if Orton even looks at him the wrong way, he’s going to fire all three of them. Vince told Batista he has unlimited power and Batista says he can do anything he wants. Batista says he can make Orton’s live a nightmare and Orton tells him it already is a nightmare. Orton talks about surviving the match with Triple H last night. Batista tells Orton he needs to worry about the trade Trump made when he was fired. Batista announces a 3 on 1 Gauntlet Match for Randy Orton tonight but doesn’t name his opponents. We go to Michael Cole as Orton stares down Batista.

Lawler and Cole plug the Night of Champions tournament as we go to commercial.

Night of Champions Tournament Match: Triple H vs. MVP

Back from commercial and Lilian Garcia is in the ring for the first Night of Champions qualifier. Out first is Triple H to a nice pop. Out next is MVP to a nice ovation as well.

They lock up and Triple H takes him down with a shoulder. Triple H is still selling from last night and the leg is taped up. MVP goes for the leg but Triple H fights him off. MVP tries again and takes it to the corner but Triple H comes back with right hands. MVP with body shots in the corner and more shots to the leg. MVP kicks the leg out and drops elbows on it. MVP continues to work on the leg. Triple H gets up with right hands and tries a spinebuster. MVP counters and takes the leg out again.

MVP locks on the Figure Four and the crowd Whoooo’s. 2 count while in the Figure Four. Triple H fights out of it with rights. MVP goes back to work on the leg and tries another Figure Four. Triple H kicks him off but MVP goes back to the leg. On their feet now and Triple H goes for the Pedigree but MVP takes out the leg. Knee to the face by MVP. Mixed reaction for MVP as he hits the Ballin’ elbow drop for a 2 count. MVP misses the kick in the corner but counters Triple H again with a backdrop. This time he nails the kick in the corner and gets a 2 count.

MVP goes for the Playmaker but Triple H counters with a Pedigree. Triple H gets the pinfall, the win and the advance in the tournament.

Winner: Triple H

– Up next is the WWE Unified Tag Team Title match with Edge and Chris Jericho defending against The Colons. Back to commercial we go.

WWE Unified Tag Team Title Match: Edge and Chris Jericho vs. The Colons

Back from break and we get stills of last night’s win by Edge and Chris Jericho. Chris Jericho’s music hits and out comes one-half of the WWE Unified Tag Team Champions, Chris Jericho. Out next is the other half, Edge. Jericho takes the mic and says even though he vowed to never be back on RAW, he is now back to face the hypocrites because of his talent. He says the only reason he’s here…. Edge cuts him off. Edge says the only reason he is here is because Edge approached him last night and offered to unify to take over WWE because they had been held back by poor management. Edge says now, they stand before us as the Unified Tag Team Champions and can appear on any WWE show, including RAW unfortunately, he says. He puts down the fans when the Colon’s music hits and out comes Primo and Carlito.

Primo and Jericho start the match off. They go back and forth when Jericho takes him down with a shoulder. Primo hits a big leaping kick and Jericho goes down. Another kick and a back leg sweep. Edge taps Primo and he slams his head into the turnbuckle and kicks Edge to the floor. Primo backdrops Jericho over the top rope onto Edge. Carlito comes in and they both run and baseball slide kick Edge and Jericho back into the fan barrier. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and Jericho has Primo down on the mat. Jericho ends up getting another 2 count. Jericho tags in Edge and he goes to work on Primo. Edge takes Primo to the corner and works him over. He whips Primo hard into the opposite corner and gets a 2 count. Jericho comes back in and they double team Primo. Jericho with a nasty knee to the mouth. He mounts Primo in the corner and taunts him. Jericho goes for the running bulldog but Primo shoves him into the corner. Primo tags in Carlito, who comes in with a springboard dropkick on Jericho and a clothesline, and another. Carlito with a neckbreaker and a 2 count.

Jericho kicks him down but misses the Lionsault. Carlito hits a moonsault for a 2 count. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho. Carlito is catapulted into the corner and he decks Edge off the apron. Carlito nails Jericho for a very close 2 count. Edge is tagged in. He waits for Carlito to get up but misses the spear. He stops before hitting the post and nails Primo on the corner. Carlito hits the Backstabber on Edge and goes for the pin but Jericho stops it at 2. Primo comes in and takes Jericho over the top and to the floor. Carlito with a knee to the face. He goes for a moonsault but slips off the ropes, it looks like Jericho pushed Primo into the ropes causing Carlito to slip. Carlito turns around to a spear from Edge for the pinfall and the win.

Winners: Edge and Chris Jericho

After the match, Carlito is in the ring with Primo and he’s pissed. Carlito has a few words with Primo, thinking it was his fault.

– Cole mentions that three of the new RAW Superstars tonight will be Randy Orton’s opponents in the 3 on 1 Gauntlet Match later tonight. Back to commercial.

Back from commercial and Randy Orton is backstage with Ted and Cody, talking about Batista. Batista walks in and tells Orton if Cody or Ted get involved in his match tonight, he is going to fire them on the spot. We go to ringside with Cole and Lawler, talking about John Cena vs. The Miz. We cut to a Miz-Cena video.

We see John Cena headed to the ring as we go back to commercial.

WWE Night of Champions Tournament Match: John Cena vs. The Miz

Back from the break and out first is John Cena to a big pop. Out next is The Miz and he’s ready to fight. They lock up and Miz goes to work on Cena with kicks and right hands. Big knee to the gut and more rights. Cena catches him off the ropes with a shoulder and a hip toss. Cena with a bodyslam and an elbow drop for a 2 count.

Cena runs into a boot in the corner and Miz mounts him with right hands. Miz with more punches and kicks. Miz beats Cena back down to the mat now. The crowd starts chanting for Cena. Cena hits a big backdrop on Miz and a suplex. 2 count by Cena. Cena with a headlock now. Miz gets up and goes to the corner but the headlock is still on. Miz gets a cheap shot in and Cena goes down. Miz with a suplex now and a 2 count. Miz with a headlock of his own now.

Cena gets to his feet and fights out but Miz hits him with a knee to the gut. Miz with more shots on the downed Cena. Miz nails a knee to the face and a neckbreaker for another 2 count. More offense by Miz now. Miz rams Cena back into the corner and hits him with shoulder thrusts and rights. Miz counters a move from Cena and drops his neck over the ropes again. Swinging neckbreaker by Miz now for another 2 count. Miz with more offense in the corner now as the ref pulls him off. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and Miz has Cena in another headlock. During the break, Miz hit a double ax handle off the top we see. Cena fights out of the hold now and tosses Miz. Cena charges and Miz moves, sending Cena into the corner. Miz drops Cena and gets another 2 count. Miz mounts Cena again with right hands. Miz hits his running clothesline in the corner and goes to the top. Cena gets up and rocks Miz. Cena goes for the Adjuster off the top and Miz counters with a big backdrop. Miz gets 2 two counts on Cena. Miz beats Cena down some more.

Miz starts dropping knees on Cena’s back and then a leg drop. Miz with a big kick to the head and another 2 count. Miz runs the ropes and Cena trips him for the STF. Miz slides out of it and applies a sleeper hold, jumping on Cena’s back. Cena falls to the mat with the sleeper still locked. Cena gets to his feet, still with Miz on his back. Cena rams him back in the corner. Cena with the flying shoulderblocks and the side slam. Cena hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle and the Blockbuster move. Cena climbs to the top and hits the big leg drop. Cena locks on the STF and Miz taps with both hands again.

Winner: John Cena

– Cole says that on next week’s RAW, Triple H will face John Cena to determine Randy Orton’s Night of Champions opponent. We go back to commercial break.

Backstage we see Legacy talking. Ted gets off the phone and says next week’s special guest host will be The Million Dollar Man, Ted DiBiase. Ted tells Orton not to worry about anything. Orton walks off.

#1 Contender’s Fatal Four-Way Match: Kelly Kelly vs. Mickie James vs.

Lilian Garcia announces the winner of this match will face Maryse for the WWE Divas Championship at Night of Champions. Out next is Kelly Kelly followed by Mickie James. The WWE Divas Champion Maryse comes out next to sit at ringside. We cut to commercial break before the last two participants.

#1 Contender’s Fatal Four-Way Match: Kelly Kelly vs. Mickie James vs. Rosa Mendez vs. Beth Phoenix

Lilian Garcia announces the winner of this match will face Maryse for the WWE Divas Championship at Night of Champions. Out next is Kelly Kelly followed by Mickie James. The WWE Divas Champion Maryse comes out next to sit at ringside. We cut to commercial break before the last two participants.

Back from commercial and it’s Rosa Mendez and Beth Phoenix in the ring, Maryse on commentary. Beth takes down Kelly Kelly while Rosa works on Mickie. Beth works on Mickie now and goes to Rosa. Beth takes Rosa down and covers her for a 2 count until Mickie breaks it.

Kelly and Mickie lock up and go to the mat. Kelly with a head scissors and Mickie comes out of it. Mickie takes Kelly back down for a 1 count. Kelly and Mickie double dropkick Rosa but Beth runs in and takes them down. Beth covers Mickie for a 2 count. Beth covers Kelly for a 2 count. Beth with a big kick to Kelly’s gut and kick to Mickie. Beth with right hands on Mickie as Rosa looks on. Beth goes for a slingshot suplex but Mickie slides out. Mickie with a neck wrench move on Beth. Rosa puts Mickie in a chinlock at the same time. Kelly jumps on Rosa’s back and all four of them are locked up. They all four collide in the corner. Mickie tries to roll Beth up but can’t. Kelly kicks Beth in the head and rolls her up for a 2 count. Mickie rolls Kelly up for a 2 count. Rosa backslides Mickie for a 2 count. Mickie rocks Beth but Rosa throws her into the corner. Mickie kicks Rosa off. Lots more back and forth action here. Beth eventually hits her sit down powerbomb on Kelly but Mickie stops the pin. Mickie kicks Beth to the floor. Rosa takes Mickie and beats her down. This is a long Divas match. Mickie hits her DDT on Rosa and covers her for the pinfall, the win and the title shot at Night of Champions.

Winner: Mickie James

Backstage we see Big Show making his way to the ring for a United States Title match against Kofi Kingston.

Big Show vs. Kofi Kingston

Back from commercial and this match isn’t for the title but if Show wins, he earns a future title shot. Show is out first followed by the WWE United States Champion Kofi Kingston. The match starts with Show dominating Kofi, throwing him around. Show with a scoop slam but he misses a big elbow drop. Kofi leaps high and dropkicks Show in the face. Kofi with kicks now and an uppercut. Kofi kicks Show in the head from the corner and leaps off the top rope with a dropkick. Kofi hits the double leg drop for a 2 count.

Show is in the corner as Kofi leaps up on his shoulders with right hands. Show just tosses Kofi over the top and to the floor. Show comes to the floor with big shots on Kofi. Show lifts Kofi over his head but Kofi slides out and shoves Show into the ringpost. Neither Show or Kofi can make it back in the ring and we get a double countout.

Winner: Double Countout

– Cole and Lawler plug the main event as we go back to commercial.

3 on 1 Gauntlet Match: Randy Orton vs. Evan Bourne

Out first is the WWE Champion Randy Orton to face three of RAW’s new Superstars in a Gauntlet Match. Orton walks slowly to the ring, selling the match from The Bash. Our next is Evan Bourne! Bourne is back on RAW.

The match starts and they go at it. Bourne winth some offense. He goes to the apron. Orton tries suplexing him back in but gets rolled up for a 2 count. Bourne runs into an elbow drop but hits a big spin kick for another 2 count. Orton takes Bourne down and stomps on his leg. Bourne gets up and hits a moonsault for another 2 count. Bourne with yet another 2 count. Bourne with a takedown and a low dropkick on Orton for another 2 count. Orton runs into a boot in the corner. Bourne climbs to the top and comes down on Orton with two knees. Bourne goes to the top for the Shooting Star Press but Orton gets up and knocks him down. Orton hits a flying bulldog off the top rope for the pinfall and the win.

Winner: Randy Orton

3 on 1 Gauntlet Match: Randy Orton vs. Jack Swagger

Out next is Jack Swagger, who is making his RAW brand debut. The bell rings and Swagger charges. Swagger slams Orton and taunts him. Swagger goes to the apron as Orton gets up. Swagger stands there smiling with his arms crossed on the apron. The ref starts counting him out. Swagger stands there staring at Orton as Swagger gets himself counted out.

Winner: Randy Orton by Countout

After he’s counted out, Swagger enters the ring with a microphone. He says he’s always liked and respected Orton and on his first night on RAW, he wanted to leave a lasting impressions. Swagger shakes Orton’s hand and walks off.

3 on 1 Gauntlet Match: Randy Orton vs. Mark Henry

Out next is RAW’s newest member and Orton’s final opponent, Mark Henry. Henry comes marching to the ring and has a microphone. He tells Orton he has always liked him too and he too has a lot of respect for Orton. Just like Swagger, Henry came to make an impression and it’s going to be a good one, he says. The bell rings and they lock up. Henry shoves Orton to the mat.

After Henry shoves Orton to the mat, he walks out to the apron like Swagger did. Henry just stands there as the referee begins to count him out. He gets to 5 and Henry grabs the ref’s arm. Henry slowly lowers the ref’s arm and starts laughing. Henry comes back in the ring smiling. Orton drops to his knees in front of Henry and pleads with him. Henry grabs his arms and shoves him back into the corner, then tossing him across the ring like it’s nothing. Henry unloads on Orton in the corner. Henry continues the assault and splashes Orton in the corner. Orton fights back with a shot. Henry grabs him and nails a big headbutt to the face. The crowd is popping for Mark Henry.

Orton goes for the RKO but Henry catches him and drops him with the World’s Strongest Slam. Henry pins Orton for the pinfall and the win.

Winner: Mark Henry

– Henry celebrates his big win with the crowd and gets them riled up as the WWE Champion Randy Orton is down in the ring. Batista comes out to the stage and the crowd pops more. Henry smiles at Batista and applauds him. Cole and Lawler plug next week’s RAW. Henry celebrates with the crowd some more and Batista applauds him now as RAW goes off the air.