8/2 Raw Recap
– Video is shown of John Cena’s team falling apart, main event, and the aftermath
– Opening video and pyro.
– Tonight: Randy Orton vs. The Miz, plus the exclusive world premiere of the trailer for John Cena’s “Legendary,” which hits theaters September 10th.
– Edge comes to the ring and talks about how he doesn’t like, have faith, or know anyone on the team. Says he’s doing things his own way and challenges Wade Barrett. R-Truth interrupts. Truth asks if challenging Barrett is going to stop everything. Asks Edge when has he had to fight for everything? Says they are fighting for the WWE Universe, if not Nexus will win. Tells Edge to pull head out of his rear end and that’s the truth. Says to kill a snake chop it’s head off so he’s going to do that to nexus by taking out Wade Barrett. GM asks R-Truth to leave so Edge can wrestle Barrett next. Truth says good luck your on your own.
(1) Wade Barrett vs. Edge. Match starts with Barrett getting the upper hand but Edge turns things around. Edge hits a spear in the corner but Barrett kicks out after two. Barrett gets the upper hand and big boots Edge out of the ring. Barrett uses an illegal submission and breaks after a four count twice. Barrett covers Edge but Edge kicks out. Edge starts a come back but both clothesline each other and get up after a 6 count. Edge gains the upper hand. Edge hits the Edge-cution but Barrett kicks out after two. Edge goes for top rope move but Barrett stops him. Barrett goes for finisher but Edge reverses into DDT and sets up for spear but Barrett gets out of ring. Barrett calls out all if Nexus and Edge flees into the crowd. Match ends in no contest.
– Next up: Orton vs. Miz
– Backstage, Edge is looking for John Cena. Edge asked Cena where he was? Cena reminds Edge they have to do it 7 on 7 to be successful. Edge says, “I Quit.” Chris Jericho told Cena that he should quit as well. Jericho challenged Cena to a match.
– Summerslam Recall: 1991 in Madison Square Garden – Bret Hart vs. Mr. Perfect.
– John Morrison talks to The Great Khali backstage, and wishes him well in his match against Ted DiBiase. Nexus comes up to Khali and his manager. Michael Tarver said they respect Khali, and the door is always open to him as rumors suggest he’s out if he doesn’t beat DiBiase.
(2) Divas champion Alicia Fox, Jillian Hall and Tamina defeated Eve Torres, Gail Kim and Natalya when Fox pinned Natalya. After the match, Fox cut a promo and was attacked and laid out by the returning Melina.
– Plug: Cena vs. Y2J tonight – loser leaves the team at Summerslam. Backstage, we see Sheamus walking around.
(3) WWE champion Sheamus defeated Goldust in a short match. After the match, Sheamus tells the WWE Universe they come to see him. Sheamus did a promo saying that he finished Triple H’s career, something Randy Orton could never do.
(4) John Cena vs. Chris Jericho. Cena wins a long match with the STF. Y2J basically gives up, and walks away. Cena then asked Jericho to stay on the team. Jericho teased thinking about it but walked out.
– Backstage, Jericho and Edge made up and hugged. RAW GM announcement: Edge & Jericho vs. Bret Hart & Cena with Nexus as the lumberjacks next week on Raw.
– Backstage, Josh Mathews interviewed Randy Orton. Orton points out that he once put out Triple H with a punt to the head. He invited Sheamus to sit ring side for his match tonight with The Miz so he can see first hand what is going to happen to him at Summerslam.
– Trailer: Cena’s “Legendary”
(5) The Great Khali (with Ranjin Singh) defeated Ted DiBiase (with Maryse) via the vice grip. During the match, Nexus came down to the ring to show him respect.
– Backstage, we see The Miz walk down a hall way.
– In a recorded segment, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell are chatting when the Bella Twins come in to hit on Ferrell. Ferrell isn’t interested, and Wahlberg wanted Ferrell to hook him up.
– The Miz came out to cut a promo on Randy Orton. He asks Orton what happens if he beats Sheamus at Summerslam? The Miz said he’ll become WWE champion.
(6) United States champion The Miz vs. Randy Orton. Orton wins via the RKO. During the match, Sheamus came out to watch the action. After the match, Sheamus runs to the ring, but Orton is waiting for him. Sheamus and Orton do a stare down to end the show.
Nick Wilson contributed to this recap