I’m not sure if WWE allows this to stay up, but after Raw went off air, Shawn Michaels Appreciation Night occurred, hosted by CM Punk and featuring Triple H, The Undertaker, Vince McMahon, and Big Johnny.
The Mr. McMahon character returned to Raw and was as entertaining as ever. He was in a ton of segments. I’ve added two below. It is interesting to note that when Big Show punched Mr. McMahon “accidentally”, they changed shots from the live show. Show’s punch on Raw looked terrible. But they changed cameras so that it looked better on the replay.
After such a great PPV last month, this one doesn’t look so hot. They’ve cooled off Brock Lesnar considerably and now, Johnny Ace is in the main event and John Cena is right back in the ring. The product is so cold, but as shown by Rock and Lesnar, can have hot moments. But they spend so much time trying to cool off those hot moments. It’s pretty laughable.
1. Jobber Battle Royal for a shot at the IC or US title
Okay, not all of these guys were jobbers. The returning Christian, Miz, and William Regal were in the match. I saw Tyson Kidd in there. The final three came down to Christian, Miz, and David Otunga. After eliminating Otunga, it came down to Christian and Miz and the ending was pretty predictable. Miz thought he won, but he didn’t, and Christian eliminated him.
Christian chose Santino.
2. Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger vs. Kofi Kingston and R-Truth
How do Ziggler and Swagger not have an official team name?
It was a very old school and traditional tag match psychology with tremendous athleticism. All four guys did a great job. Swagger and Ziggler had the heat on Truth forever. Hot tag to Kofi and all the high spots followed. Ziggler hit the Zig Zag and Truth broke it up. Truth did a dive over the top rope and Miz didn’t catch him. Just kidding. Ziggler ran towards Kofi and ate a Trouble In Paradise.