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TIME TO PLAY THE GAME! MUHUHAUHAUHUA! Triple H is here to address the WWE Galaxy and his first order of business is to apologize to John Cena for missing his foot on the rope. Mmhmmm, you're going to apologize to John Cena, but not going to own up to the fact that you hired Vinny Vegas to screw CM Punk out of the WWE Title?! Triple H claims he had no knowledge of this and invited Nash to Raw via text. Really? You texted your BFF Kev?
But at the end of the day, this is just how Money in the Bank works and we do have an Undisputed WWE Champion, and that's ALBERTOOOOOOOO DEL RIIIIIIIIOOOOOOOOOO! He reminds us that is his name, but that's probably not a good thing when you're WWE Champion, we should already know that. Much like Triple H, Del Rio denies any involvement with Nash and even says he had no intention of cashing in last night, but just couldn't resist. Yeah right, I know a c-o-n-spiracy when I see one. This one goes all the way to the top, this plan has been in motion since the days of Jack Tunney! #Alberther.
Del Rio defends the WWE Title tonight against former champion, Rey Mysterio. You remember Rey as WWE Champion, right? Before John Cena stole it from him?
Hey, R-Truth has theme music and it's "WHAT'S UP?!" A metal remix too, maybe they got the dude from Tool to lay down a guitar track last night? Truth's in action against John Morrison here, in a Falls Count Anywhere match. I approve of that, I also approve of the old school picture-in-picture promo, but I do not approve of John Morrison talking.
Falls Count Anywhere matches are so fun, they don't do them nearly enough anymore and Truth kicking Morrison's ass all over San Diego has been a blast so far. Truth tries to introduce the devastating DESK CHAIR into the equation, but Morrison suplexes him into it and hits the running knee, which I think he has a goofy name for, but I can't remember, and hey, Morrison wins a match. Gotta start somewhere! Seriously though, fun match and a great way to start the show; Raw's opening matches have been fantastic lately.
AAAWWWEEESSSOOOMMMEEE!!! The Miz has arrived! But wait, poor Miz is out here to hawk Subway with Jared the ex fat guy? Fuck Subway, they're currently being boycott by Kick-Out!! for naming Michael Vick their athlete of the year. The Miz deserves better than this, c'mon, can't someone get him an Arby's endorsement?
Kevin Nash has arrived!
Diva tag action next with Kelly Kelly & Eve vs. The Bellas (w/ capes) and this one could be enjoyable. When Eve's the weakest link in a Diva's match, I like its odds of not sucking. Good gals pick up the win in another decent Divas match and the Divas of Doom give them a golf clap. Beth & Natalya are looking downright fancypants tonight.
Kevin Nash is out, sans Diesel music (boo), and is here to tell the truth about what happened last night. He claims he got a text from Triple H during the main event, "whatever happens, stick the winner for me," so it looks like there are some conflicting stories going around.
And here comes CM Punk! And he's wearing jeans! Punk says Triple H doesn't know what's good for business and he's always heard Nash doesn't know either and it's clearly true. Nash tells him to watch his mouth, Punk says he does and says whatever the hell he wants.
Punk then reads the text he got from his sister last night, "OMG Kevin Nash! WTF? Thought he was dead" and I LOLed. These two are having a fun little exchange with plenty of "insider" talk and do you feel that? Something seems strange here.
Nash calls Punk a short order cook at Waffle House, Punk gets tired of the snarky back and forth and heads down the ramp for a fight... only to be stopped by half a dozen security guards. Yep, that strange feeling? That's a main event face turn, my friend. Punk is officially a good guy and the crowd reacted to it organically.
Alex Riley vs. Jack Swagger next with Dolph Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero on commentary. Wow, this is an absolute train wreck. Dolph and Vickie are awkward on commentary, Cole is awful as usual, Lawler's making Vickie is fat jokes again, Vickie steals JR's hat, Swagger can't hit the Gutwrench Powerbomb (or Riley sandbagged him), Riley almost dies and Swagger actually wins a match? Then Ziggler stomps on JR's hat? What the hell just happened? Most uncomfortable segment of the year.
Swagger & Vickie backstage now, reminding me of that train wreck that just happened, but Swagger has the good idea of Vickie branching out and managing multiple Superstars. Okay, I'm all for Vickie Guerrero's version of the Heenan Family. Vickie's Cubs!
Backstage, Stephanie McMahon all but admits to CM Punk that she was the one behind Kevin Nash's attack.
Poor Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston, tasked with making Otunga & McGillicutty look interesting after that previous disaster. I like the idea of Kofi and Bourne as a team though, they should win the tag titles. Commentary is dragging this match down too with JR trying his best, but Michael Cole is being his absolute worst. He is the David Otunga of commentary. But hey, Bourne & Kofi win the non-title match and hopefully they're on the path to the belts.
Main Event time! Alberto Del Rio vs. Rey Mysterio with the Undisputed WWE Championship on the line in Rey's hometown of San Diego! I know people talk about WWE doing this match too much, but c'mon, have these guys ever failed to deliver a good match?
Tonight is no exception. Hot damn, Del Rio's run-up enzuigiri is the most beautiful move in wrestling. Rey hits the 619 and looks to have it in the bag, but Del Rio gets his knees up to counter the splash and steals a win, successfully defending his title.
After the match, Del Rio destroys Rey Mysterio's arm and John Cena makes the save. Cena vs. Del Rio is A-okay with me, but I'd rather see the return of the Championship Scramble at Night of Champions. Cena is PISSED and lays into Del Rio for cashing in the briefcase last night and promises he will kick his ass. Wow John, are you new to this whole MITB concept? Regardless, angry John Cena is pretty amusing.
Good Raw. Was a great Raw until that Riley/Swagger/Ziggler/Vickie/JR's hat disaster, but at least got back on track for a really good main event. Still a lot of unanswered questions though and I would've liked to see a lot more of CM Punk and Kevin Nash. Maybe next week?