Raw Fusion: Hell In A Punt
The 27th September 2010 episode of Monday Night Raw starts before the titles roll with a video recapping the events of last week between The Miz and Daniel Bryan, with The Miz making his way to the ring with Alex Riley after the titles have rolled.
He says that Bryan has challenged him and Riley to a Tag Team match, comparing him to someone who wins one hundred million dollars on the lottery and thinks that they are going to win all the time.
The Miz says it’s Monday night, and what happens every Monday night is that Daniel Bryan gets beat down by him, inviting the crowd to watch the beat down again this week, because he is The Miz, but before he can call himself awesome, Bryan makes his way to the ring.
Asking who Bryan is friends with that would have a clue about competing with him, he tries again before being interrupted again at the same point by Bryan’s partner making his way to the ring – John Morrison.
The match ends with The Miz getting the victory for his team when he hits the Skull-Crushing Finale on Bryan after pushing Bryan into Morrison to knock him off the apron. Afterwards, he attempts to attack Bryan but Morrison comes to his aid, but things soon escalate and all three of them (excluding Riley who is still down at ringside) end up fighting each other.
Michael Cole informs us that he has an email from the General Manager, with the GM stating that Bryan will defend the United States Championship on Sunday at Hell In A Cell against Morrison and The Miz in a match that he just invented; a Triple Threat Submissions Count Anywhere match.
Next up, a Divas Battle Royal to determine the number one contender to the Unified Divas Championship, with LayCool coming down and joining Michael Cole and Jerry “The King” Lawler on commentary. The match ends with Natalya getting the victory after eliminating Alicia Fox.
After a video recapping the appearances that John Cena has made on various TV and Radio shows to promote his “Legendary” movie and promoting the DVD release, then a Slam Of The Week video recapping the match between the teams of R-Truth and Eve and Ted DiBiase and Maryse, we see DiBiase and Maryse backstage, with a note shoved under the door being read out to say “next week, you will be mine”.
Sheamus makes his way to the ring and grabs a microphone, telling us about a tale called “The Fiery Red Hand of Ireland” and saying that he would do the same to get his WWE Championship back, telling Orton that when he gets him in the Cell, he will have the time of his life.
He calls out anyone to face him, and after waiting and him saying that nobody back there is man enough to take on the “Fiery Red Hand of the WWE”, The Great Khali makes his way to the ring to face him, with Cole giving a shout out to Mick Foley’s new book “Countdown to Lockdown”. The match ends with Sheamus getting disqualified after throwing the announcers’ chairs at Khali, ending his assault with two Brogue Kicks to Khali.
Now, Edge interviews the Raw General Manager on the Cutting Edge, with the voice of the General Manager being “electronically transmitted” to keep the GM’s anonymity. Edge’s first question is why the GM is a spineless coward, with the GM’s answer asking why Edge is such a moron, and saying that if everyone knew who he was, it would change everything.
Edge says that the voice is the worst thing ever, and that he first thought the GM might be Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, or Bob Barker, but that judging by the decision making, is really Lindsay Lohan after another bender. He says that the only thing he does know is that the GM is a big fat liar.
The GM teases being Zack Ryder, asking why Edge despises him, to which Edge asks why the GM hates Edge, and then asks himself why he is arguing with a computer. He says he’ll go ask Chris Jericho who the GM is, but the GM says Jericho is bluffing and knows nothing, but the GM knows a lot of things, like Edge’s opponent right now.
Edge says that he doesn’t have an opponent and starts to leave before the GM says that a match has been scheduled and he will be facing someone, with us finding out that the opponent is John Cena. Edge pins Cena for the 3-count after a Spear, but Cena’s foot is under the rope the whole time so the GM restarts the match, with Cena getting the victory this time by making Edge tap out to the STF. Afterwards, an angry Edge ignores the GM’s suggestion and warning to walk away and smashes up the computer.
Next, Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel (accompanied by the other members of The Nexus) take on Mark Henry and Evan Bourne in a Tag Team match, with Gabriel getting the win by pinning Bourne. Afterwards, The Nexus take out Henry and Bourne before Wade Barrett grabs a microphone and says that after Hell In A Cell, John Cena will become property of The Nexus, taking them to the upper echelon in the process.
He hands the microphone to Otunga who says that they will be invading SmackDown! on Friday Night, then passing it to Tarver who says that the bad news is that they are the bad news.
The Hart Dynasty are pitted against Drew McIntyre and “Dashing” Cody Rhodes for the WWE Tag Team Championships, with Rhodes retaining the titles for his team when he hits DH Smith with Cross-Rhodes.
After we see R-Truth and John Cena talking backstage about Sunday and that Cena might visit SmackDown! on Friday too, Jericho comes to the ring and talks about his WWE DVD release and then Randy Orton, saying that Orton will join the list of those that he has defeated, then reeling off a long list of names.
Randy Orton’s music interrupts after a while cutting the list off, and the match ends the referee calling for the bell after Sheamus tries to interrupt. Afterwards, Orton looks like he is going to punt Sheamus in the head but he gets a Codebreaker from Jericho followed by countering Jericho’s attempt to hit him with a steel chair with an RKO instead, then a punt to Jericho’s head with Sheamus looking on from ringside.
Sheamus and Orton stare each other down, with Orton’s music playing as Raw goes off the air.