Report by Richard Trionfo & PWinsider.com
WWE Monday Night Raw 8/2/10
From San Antonio, Texas
Announcers: are Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler
We start off tonight’s show with a look at Cena’s Warriors who will face the Nexus at SummerSlam being unveiled two weeks ago. We fast forward to last week when Nexus swept the Superstars All Stars in a seven on seven match. Then we see the tension between the members of Los Hombres de Cena. Will there be peace among Team Cena this week?
Edge comes to the ring to address the crowd. He says that he tried but last week things became crystal clear to him. He needs to go with his gut. He needs to listen to one person and that person is him. He says that after he returned at the Royal Rumble, he listened to the fans. He says that the fans let him down. Just like his SummerSlam team is letting him down because they are disintegrating before his eyes. He does not respect John Cena, he does not trust Chris Jericho, and he has no faith in the Great Khali. He barely knows Truth and Morrison. That is why he needs to do things his way. Nexus needs to be taken down. They have wreaked havoc since they debuted in WWE. Edge says that he will challenge Wade Barrett to a one-on-one match. He does not want anyone coming down to stick his nose into his business.
Edge is interrupted by R Truth. Edge wants to know why Truth is down here. Truth says that he wanted to ask the same questions. Will challenging Barrett to a match squash things. Edge says that he doesn’t want to have to rely on anyone. Truth says that if Edge doesn’t want to listen to John Cena, that is fine. However, Edge will listen to him. Truth says that Edge has been in a ton of matches, but how many times has he had to fight for everything? Truth says that they are fighting for what they love to do. They are fighting for their lifestyle, their friends, and the WWE Universe. It is ‘we’ fighting. If that isn’t the case, Nexus wins. Truth tells Edge that he has to stop thinking about himself and pull his head out of his rear end. Truth tells Edge that is the truth.
Edge says that is Truth’s version of the Truth. Edge says that you kill a snake by chopping its head off. That will cause Nexus to crumble. Edge asks Truth if he is going to lose or will he have to spear Truth.
Michael Cole has mail and he goes to his General Manager Lectern. The e-mail tells R Truth to leave so Edge can face Wade Barrett.
Truth wishes Edge luck and tells him he is on his own.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Edge versus Wade Barrett
They lock up and Barrett with a knee and punch. Barrett with a head butt but Edge with an Irish whip but Barrett avoids a slide by Edge. Edge trips Barrett and then he drops Barrett on the top rope. Edge with a punch to Barrett followed by a kick. Edge sends Barrett into the turnbuckle and then Irish whips him and hits a running shoulder into the corner and gets a near fall. Barrett with a big boot to the head and Edge goes to the apron. Barrett with another running boot that knocks Edge off the apron. Barrett goes to the floor and he sends Edge into the apron. Barrett with a knee to Edge’s head followed by a boot and then he chokes Edge in the ropes. Barrett gets a near fall after choking Edge some more in the ropes. Barrett with a reverse chin lock.
Edge with elbows and then we see each man with clotheslines and they are both down. They get to their feet at the same time and Edge with punches. Edge with a flying forearm and clothesline. Edge tries for a DDT but Barrett escapes. Edge hits the Edge-o-matic and gets a near fall. Edge goes up top but Barrett with a kick to the head and then Barrett tries for the fireman’s carry slam but Edge escapes and hits a DDT. Edge sets for the spear and he waits for Barrett to get to his feet. Barrett goes to the floor to avoid the spear.
Barrett signals for something and Nexus comes to the ring and Edge sees them coming so he goes into the crowd.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Did You Know that WWE has won a number of awards from the military.
Edge is in the back looking for John Cena. Edge finds John and wants to know where he was. Edge says that he was out there on his own and now he wants to know where Cena was.
Cena says that he was listening to Edge and he let him do everything on his own. Cena tells Edge that the only way they have to win is seven-on-seven. Edge says that they will do it without him because he quits.
Chris Jericho appears next to Cena and he shakes his head. Cena wants to know if Jericho is quitting too. Jericho says that if anyone on the team needs to quit, it is Cena. Jericho says that Cena is just as bad as Nexus. The team has its best chance if Cena leaves the team. He tells Cena that he should do the right thing and quit. Jericho says that if Cena doesn’t want to do it, he will make Cena quit. Chris suggests that they meet in the ring and the loser of the match leaves the SummerSlam team.
Cena says that Nexus isn’t doing this and they shouldn’t be doing this either. Cena accepts the match.
Lawler and Cole talk about what is happening to Team Cena. Cole wonders how Bret Hart is taking this. Speaking of Bret Hart, let’s go back to SummerSlam 1991 for the SummerSlam Recall. We see Bret Hart versus Curt Hennig.
Great Khali is with John Morrison and he says that he doesn’t care about what happened last week. Morrison mentions Magnificent Seven and Seven Samaurai and says that if the seven don’t work together, it doesn’t matter.
Singh says that there was also the Seven Dwarfs. Morrison wishes Khali luck against DiBiase tonight.
Tarver and Otunga stop by and Tarver says that they did not attack him because they don’t attack people they respect. Otunga says that he heard a rumor that if Khali loses to Ted DiBiase, he is off the team and that doesn’t sound like respect. Tarver says that if Khali wants to go somewhere he is respected, the door is always open.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Eve Torres, Gail Kim, and Natalya versus Tamina, Jillian Hall, and Alicia Fox
Jillian and Gail start things off and they lock up and Jillian tosses Gail by her hair and gets a near fall. Jillian pulls Gail’s hair and then hits a back breaker and gets another near fall. Alicia tags in and she punches Gail and hits a Northern Lights suplex for a near fall. Gail kicks Alicia and punches her. Gail with a kick and then hits a flap jack. Natalya tags in and hits a clothesline followed by a suplex. Natalya with a drop kick to the back of the head followed by a slam and butterfly suplex and bridge but Tamina breaks things up. Gail with a cross body onto Tamina and Jillian sends Gail into the ring post. Eve with a baseball slide to Jillian. Tamina with a clothesline to Eve. Natalya tries for the sharp shooter but Tamina breaks things up. Alicia with a scissors kick on Natalya for the three count.
Winners: Tamina, Alicia Fox, and Jillian
After the match, Alicia says that everyone is viewing the greatest title run in Divas history. Whether it is a singles match, tag match, battle royal, or fatal four who has beaten her. There is no Diva who is comparable to her on the roster.
We hear Melina’s music and she is back. Alicia tries to escape and Jillian sends her back in. Melina with a matrix move followed by a cravate DDT and then she hits the step over leg drop.
Sheamus is walking in the back as we go to commercial. . . fella.
We are back with the Slam of the Week: Randy Orton defeating Jey Uso while Sheamus watched. Then we see Jimmy Uso attack Orton onto to get kicked by Sheamus. Then we see Sheamus getting an RKO.
We see that this is not the first time that Goldust and Sheamus have faced each other. They met in ECW last year with Sheamus getting the victory.
Match Number Three: Sheamus versus Goldust
They lock up and Sheamus with a thumb to the eye but Goldust with punches and a clothesline or two. Goldust tries fro the drop down uppercut but Sheamus with a knee to the head. Sheamus with a running double sledge. Sheamus with the uranage back breaker to Goldust. Sheamus hits the pump kick and then he picks up Goldust for the High Cross and gets the three count.
After the match, Sheamus gets on the mic and he says what a difference a year makes. This time last year, he was in a war with Goldust in ECW trying to make a name for meself. One year later, there is no trying, it is sheer and utter dominance. Like it or not, he is a two time WWE Champion standing on top of the world. He didn’t have to grab a briefcase like Miz or be a third generation wrestler like Randy Orton. He earned it himself. Sheamus mentions Triple H and how Randy Orton couldn’t beat him, but Sheamus points out that he ended Triple H’s career. Sheamus says that he irony is that he will do the same to Randy Orton at SummerSlam. Sheamus says that he has not been given any credit by the fans but he doesn’t want it. He has what he needs and he holds up the WWE Title belt.
John Cena and Chris Jericho walk in split screen as we go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Chris Jericho versus John Cena in a Loser Leaves Team Aquaman Match
They lock up and Cena backs Jericho into the corner but Jericho with a punch while the referee is out of position. Jericho with forearms to Cena and then he hits a suplex. Cena blocks a punch from Jericho and hits one of his own. Jericho ducks when Cena tries for a cross body and Cena goes to the floor. Jericho with an Irish whip that sends Cena into the ring steps. Jericho returns to the ring while the referee starts to count Cena out. Cena makes it back in and Jericho with a double sledge and then he slaps Cena in the head. Jericho chokes Cena in the ropes and then he stands on Cena’s back. Jericho punches Cena in the head but Cena punches back. Cena charges into an elbow from Jericho and Jericho catapults Cena into the bottom rope.
Jericho with a reverse chin lock but Cena with a snap mare to escape the hold. Jericho misses a charge into the corner and Jericho hits the ring post. Cena with two shoulder tackles followed by a Blue Thunder Bomb. Cena sets for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but Jericho recovers and hits the Codebreaker and Cena rolls to the floor. Jericho struggles to roll Cena back into the ring and Jericho returns as well. Jericho can only get a near fall. We go to commercial.
We are back and Jericho punches Cena. Cena with a drop toe hold and he tries for the STF but Jericho avoids it. Jericho tries for the Walls of Jericho but Cena avoids it. Jericho grabs the ropes when Cena tries for the Attitude Adjustment. Cena goes over the top rope to the floor when Jericho ducks down when John charges at him. Cena gets on the apron and Jericho hits the double jump drop kick and Cena returns to the floor. Jericho sends Cena into the announce table and Jericho tells him to stay down and that he is a stupid man. Jericho hits a back elbow off the turnbuckles but Cena kicks out.
Cena with a punch to Jericho but Jericho with punches of his own. Cena with more punches followed by an Irish whip. Cena misses the bulldog and Jericho hits a Lionsault for a near fall. Jericho waits for Cena to get up and he hits a running clothesline in the corner. Jericho puts Cena on the turnbuckles and tries for a superplex but Cena head butts Jericho and punches him off the turnbuckles. Cena with the Rocker Dropper but Cena appears to have hurt his knee. Cena can only get a two count. Cena gets Jericho up for the Attitude Adjustment but Jericho rolls through and puts Cena in the Walls of Jericho. Cena escapes and puts Jericho in the STF and Jericho taps.
Winner: John Cena
After the match Jericho throws the ring steps and walks to the back.
Cena gets on the mic and he wants Jericho to listen to him. Cena says that the fans saw a hell of a match between two of the best in the WWE. He says that he doesn’t want Jericho to leave the team. Cena says that he wants Jericho to stay because he is one of the best in the world at what he does. Cena says that he is not going to beg Jericho so the choice is his. Jericho can come back into the ring and they co-exist and handle what needs to be handled; or Jericho turns around and walks out and he lets everyone down, including himself.
Jericho thinks about it and he walks back to the ring but then he decides that he can live with letting the parasites down. He gets to the stage and then he walks to the back.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Replay of Chris Jericho tapping out against John Cena and turning his back on Team Cena and the WWE Universe.
Edge is in the locker room and he is joined by Edge. Edge tells Jeircho that he doesn’t blame him for what he did. John Cena needs them. Edge says that he respects Jericho for what he did.
Chris says that if they were being honest, he respects Edge for quitting the team. They were doing fine before the Nexus stuff started.
Edge says that they have had some ups and downs. Together they could own this place. That is why they have them banging heads all the time. Edge suggests letting bygones be bygones.
Jericho offers his hand and they shake hands and hug.
We have an e-mail from the General Manager and Michael Cole says that after what has transpired this week, Edge and Jericho will face John Cena and Bret Hart. All seven members of Nexus will be lumberjacks.
Josh Mathews has Randy Orton in the interview area. Josh asks Randy about Sheamus’ comments earlier tonight. Randy says that Sheamus needs to do his homework because he gave Triple H a six week vacation from a kick to the skull. Randy says that he is going to invite Sheamus to ringside to see what he is can do to a human being. Randy says that Miz will be in no condition to cash in his briefcase and Sheamus will get the same treatment in two weeks.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a World Premiere of the trailer for Legendary starring John Cena.
We see footage from last week when Nexus spared Khali. We then see David Otunga and Michael Tarver tell Khali that he is welcome on Nexus.
Match Number Five: Great Khali with Runjin Singh versus Ted DiBiase with Maryse
Khai misses a punch but Ted connects but has no impact. Khali with kicks and elbows in the corner followed by a chop and Ted goes down. Ted with a drop kick to the knee and then he puts Khali in a front face lock. Ted gets picked up by Khali and sent to the mat. Khali with a clothesline but Ted goes to the corner to avoid a chop. Khali grabs Ted by the throat and then the referee is distracted by Maryse and that allows Ted to take advantage and he punches Khali.
Wade Barrett and Skip Sheffield come to ringside and Ted gets distracted and Khali with a chop to the head. Khali with the Khali Krush and Ted is out.
Winner: Great Khali
After the match, Cole and Lawler wonder what is happening with Team Cena since they are down to five.
The Miz is awesomely walking in the back with the most awesome briefcase in sports entertainment. We go to commercial.
Michael Cole talks about The Other Guys and Jerry says that the Bellas got to hang out with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. They talk about their roles in the movie and Will says that attractive women are attracted to his character. The Bellas say hello to Will and ignore Mark. Will says that he is busy with the movie. He calls them average looking women. Will says that he wouldn’t notice them if they were sitting next to each other on the bus. The Bellas say that they have a dinner reservation for three. Will says that he can’t make it. Mark says that he loves the WWE and how he cried when Wendy Richter got inducted into the Hall of Fame. When the Bellas ignore him, Mark says that he likes Alicia Fox more.
We see footage from last week when Miz wanted to cash in his briefcase last week only to be RKOed by Orton.
Miz tells Randy that he made a mistake last week. He says that it was a life altering, world bending, possibly skull crushing moment in the life of Randy Orton. Orton does not have a shred of positivity in him. He says that Orton will pay for this. Miz says that Orton’s best case scenario for SummerSlam is that he beats Sheamus for the WWE Title, but then Miz says that he will have his moment. Randy will only delay the inevitable of him becoming the WWE Champion. Miz reminds us who he is and the fact that he is AWESOME.
Match Number Six: Miz versus Randy Orton
They lock up and Orton backs Miz into the corner but Miz gets out of the corner as they continue the collar and elbow tie up. Miz with punches to Orton in the corner and the referee warns Miz. Miz with an Irish whip but Orton with a clothesline and then he stomps on Miz’s solar plexus a few times. Orton with a boot to the head and then he misses the leaping knee drop. Miz with a knee lift to Orton and he gets a near fall. Miz with kicks to Orton in the corner and then he chokes Orton with his boot. The referee warns Miz again. Miz with a forearm to the head followed by a punch. Miz runs into a boot from Orton and then he slingshots Miz’s throat into the bottom rope.
Orton with a knee drop and he gets a near fall. Orton clotheslines Miz over the top rope to the floor.
Sheamus makes his way onto the stage and we go to commercial.
We are back and Orton punches Miz and then he puts Miz in a reverse chin lock. We see Sheamus remaining on the stage while the match continues. Miz with elbows and a jawbreaker to Orton. Miz with a running boot to the head. Miz returns the favor with a boot to the solar plexus. Miz with crossfaces to the head and then he hits a running boot to the head and gets a near fall. Miz with a reverse chin lock. Orton escapes with elbows and punches. Orton with the Viper backbreaker. Miz sends Orton into the turnbuckles and then Miz stomps on the abdomen and chokes Orton with his boot. Miz waits for Orton to get up for the clothesline into the turnbuckles and he hits it and he gets a near fall. Miz punches Orton in the head and the referee warns Miz one more time. Orton with a European uppercut to Miz and that staggers him. Miz with a punch and Orton goes down. Miz stands over Orton and then picks him up and misses a punch. Orton with punches and clotheslines followed by a power slam and Orton swings at the air and wants to do RKO push ups but Miz goes to the apron. Orton with a kick and then Orton sets for the IEDDT but Miz gets back into the ring and he back body drops Orton over the top rope to the floor.
Miz goes to the floor and he sends Orton back into the ring and Miz returns as well. Miz with inverted neck breaker into a swinging neck breaker and he gets a near fall. Miz waits for Orton to get up and Miz misses a clothesline and Orton hits the RKO for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Sheamus makes his way to the ring but Orton anticipates Sheamus and does RKO push ups. Sheamus stays on the floor as we go to credits.
Report by Richard Trionfo & PWinsider.com
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