Raw Fusion: Technical Conspiracy
The 30th May 2011 episode of Monday Night Raw starts with the WWE dedicating the episode to the troops as it is Memorial Day in the US, followed by technical difficulties cutting out a lot of the sound when R-Truth makes his way from elsewhere in the arena and attacks John Cena merchandise.
When he starts making his way through the crowd, he complains about the John Cena shirts and hats that he sees, and he asks a kid who he came with, who replies that he came with his dad. Truth asks the kid’s dad if the kid’s name is “little Jimmy” and then points out the Cena shirts that they are all wearing.
Truth asks if there’s anything that the dad wants to say, to which he asks “What’s up?” R-Truth continues to the ring and says it’s no longer about “What’s Up?” or about the “little Jimmy’s”, before John Cena’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring.
Cena says that after a few weeks we get it – Truth is mad and thinks that “the man” is trying to keep him down, there is a conspiracy against Truth where everyone hates him, and apparently everyone’s name is “Jimmy”. He says that is a fantasy world, and in reality R-Truth has gone off the deep end and asks what is wrong with him.
Truth says that it’s all the people in the crowd and Cena and that they have been conspiring to keep him down, and that since he stopped rapping and dancing, nobody likes him any more. Cena says that the people are not “Jimmy’s” but are the greatest fans in the world, and that they agree with him that Truth should be in a straight-jacket.
Cena reiterates what he said last week (click here for last week’s Raw report) about not having any problem knocking some sense into him. Michael Cole receives an email from the Anonymous Raw General Manager which makes the match official, but jokes that there will be no “little Jimmy’s” allowed at ringside, to which Truth tells Cena the he is “going to get got”.
Next, Kofi Kingston takes on Dolph Ziggler (who sports blond hair once again and is accompanied by Vickie Guerrero) in a match which sees Ziggler counter the S.O.S by grabbing onto the rope and hit the Zig-Zag for the 3-count to get the victory.
Now, Alberto Del Rio makes his way to the ring and introduces himself before telling us that we already know that and that we also know what happened last week with The Big Show, as he then plays a video package that recaps the confrontation, the match with The New Nexus, and the backstage aftermath.
Del Rio says that a lot of people make the same mistake, just like The Big Show, so it’s all Show’s fault as he brought it on himself, and bad things happen to bad people. He claims that he himself is a nice guy, but says that business is business, so Show owes him money for the damage to his car, and he is going to send him the bill – finally, he tells Show to get well soon.
Next up, Kelly Kelly and Eve Torres are pitted against The Bella Twins in a Divas Tag Team match which sees Kelly get the victory for her teams after she hits one of the twins with the K2 for the 3-count.
Michael Cole enters the ring now and talks about how The Miz fired Alex Riley last week from his personal services contract, but what he doesn’t understand is why the Anonymous Raw General Manager resigned him a few days ago, especially considering the attack on The Miz which he says are akin to traitors as he then shows a video of it.
Alex Riley makes his way to the ring and Cole says that there has never before been such an act of treachery in the WWE and he asks how Riley could do it. He claims that The Miz was like a father to Riley, nurtured him and protected him, took him under his wing but yet Riley repaid him by mercifully attacking his mentor.
Cole points out children watching and asks how emotionally affected they might have been by his attack on The Miz, plus how The Miz might have been emotionally affected too. He says that as he is a friend of The Miz he knows, and he says that The Miz was hurt and emotionally scarred, and though Riley might not realise this, The Miz saw him as a brother, confidant, and right-hand man.
Cole says that he has one question for Riley, and that is how he can justify his actions of last week. Riley says that he’d like to say that he’s never felt better in his life, to which Cole says that if he was him, he would get down on his knees and beg The Miz for forgiveness, as Riley has no idea what The Miz is capable of, and what type of punishment The Miz can inflict upon him.
Riley tells Cole to shut up and says that he has a big mouth, is arrogant, and is starting to get annoying, just like The Miz on all points. Cole claims to be none of those things, and says that neither is The Miz, however he calls Riley a bastard.
Riley doesn’t take kindly to this and grabs Cole before pushing him over intimidating him unitl The Miz runs down to the ring to attack Riley. Unfortunately for The Miz however, after a while Riley turns it around into an attack on The Miz, and after being sent over the announce table, The Miz is forced to flee.
After a video recapping the tag team match last week involving CM Punk, R-Truth, John Cena, and Rey Mysterio, with Bret “The Hitman” Hart as the referee, CM Punk (accompanied by Mason Ryan) goes against Rey Mysterio in a match which sees Punk get the victory when he hits Mysterio with a kick to the head for the 3-count.
Next, Kharma is in the ring and she talks about how since she was a kid she had two dreams, the first being to become a WWE Superstar. She says that everyone told her that it would be impossible, and she even went out for Season 2 of Tough Enough, but Jim Ross told her that she was too fat to ever be a WWE Diva.
She says that she took his words, packed them up, and took them with her to Japan where she scrubbed the floors of wrestling dojos in exchange for wrestling training to become a wrestling master.
Kharma says that she then moved on to every wrestling promotion in every dank, stank, corner of the world from there to Denver, until finally her dream came true and this year the WWE made her welcome.
She says that her other dream is more personal and that like many other women she has always wanted to be a mother, which she says she will be as she is currently pregnant. Unfortunately however, she says that this is a high-risk pregnancy and she can’t do anything physical and risk losing her child.
Kharma says that she will be back though, and thanks everyone for letting her share her dream. The Bella Twins’ music hits and they make their way down the ramp as they express surprise at her being pregnant, before they poke fun at her, calling her fat and congratulating her on finding a guy to hook up with.
They ask if it bothers her that she can’t beat them up, before they attempt to start talking to Kharma’s stomach with a “you’re momma’s so fat” joke. Kharma says that she really hopes that she hopes that they will still be here in a year, as when she comes back she will have a new dream.
After hype for the next WWE Pay-Per-View, Capitol Punishment, Jack Swagger takes on Evan Bourne in a match which sees Swagger dominate for most of the match and seem to just be playing with him until Bourne counters what appears to be a german suplex attempt into a victory roll for the 3-count.
Now, after a video recapping Truth’s journey through the arena at the start of the show, John Cena is pitted against R-Truth in a match which sees Truth get the victory as a result of a count out, thanks to Truth re-entering the ring in time.
Afterwards, Truth makes his way around the crowd to the kid’s father he approached earlier in the show, where he picks up his drink and throws it in his face before running away. Cena approaches the kid’s father and asks if he is alright, apologising for what happened as Raw goes off the air.