Live Raw coverage
– We open with still photos from last night’s main event as the announcers talk about Cena being fired.
– Wade Barrett is out with the rest of Nexus. Barrett is trying to talk but the crowd is really hot tonight and not giving him the chance by booing and chanting for Cena. Barrett is claiming he was screwed last night because Cena was biased against him. Wade says he wants a rematch for the title tonight. The mystery GM chimes in and says that tonight Randy Orton will defend the WWE Title against Wade Barrett. Wade says he has allowed John Cena to appear on the show tonight one last time so that he can say goodbye.
– The King of the Ring tournament is announced for next week’s three hour Raw.
– Micheal Cole says he has a surprise for us and announces the newest member of the Raw announce team and that is CM Punk.
(1) Sheamus vs R-Truth in a King of the Ring qualifying match. Truth is back to his old ” Whats Up” theme. Eve can not dance no matter how hard she try’s. Punk is awesome on commentary. This is a good match. High Cross from Sheamus for the win.
– We see footage from the new John Cena DVD.
– LayCool are trying to get into the arena but security won’t let them since they aren’t on the Raw roster. Natalya shows up and security asks her if she knows them and she says no.
– Kozlov and Santino are backstage talking about last night. Santino says their loss has really depressed him. Tamina shows up singing and playing the guitar. Santino puckers up with his eyes closed and Tamina kisses him.
– Josh Matthews interviews Randy Orton backstage about the main event. Orton guarantees that Barrett will knock walk out with the WWE Title.
– Big Show vs Alberto Del Rio is announced for this week’s Smackdown in a King of the Ring qualifying match.
(2) Ezekiel Jackson vs Alex Riley in a King of the Ring qualifying match. Miz was supposed to be in the match but Riley said he is unable to compete because he is under the weather. Punk asked if Riley is under the influence with is obviously and inside reference to his recent arrest. Zeke wins pretty easy to move on to the tournament.
– Backstage we see Cena telling several Superstars goodbye.
– John Cena makes his way out to say goodbye. He talks about those who paved the way for him and how honored he has been to work for WWE, travel the world and live out a fantasy. He talks about his family and all the stuff they have put up with him being on the road. He says his mom’s birthday is in two days and he’s going to give her the best present she has had in ten years by being there for it. Cena want’s one last dueling chant of “Let’s go Cena” and “Cena Sucks” and the crowd gives him exactly that. Cena says he has advice for Barrett. He tells him that he peed in his coffee once or twice and to stop taking shortcuts. Cena says karma is a B*tch and it gets bleeped out. He says Kidman is having a fit backstage because he has already went over the amount of time he was given. He then thanks the fans and leaves. Backstage the Raw roster is clapping for him as he leaves the arena. Randy Orton shows up and hugs him. After he leaves the building we see Barrett walk into frame and do the You Can’t See Me taunt.
(3) Ted Dibiase vs Daniel Bryan in a King of the Ring qualifying match. One of the Bella Twins comes out with Bryan. Not much to this one as Bryan wins pretty quickly. The other Bella is out now as they seem to be fighting over Bryan.
(4) Natalya vs Alicia Fox. Alicia pulled a big hunk of Natalya’s hair out and now she’s mad. Natalya locks in the Sharpshooter and Fox taps out.
– Backstage Melina wishes John Morrison good luck in his match and slaps him on the butt.
(5) John Morrison vs Tyson Kidd in a King of the Ring qualifying match. Morrison wins with Starship Pain. So the four Raw entrants in the tournament next week will be Sheamus, John Morrison, Daniel Bryan and Ezekiel Jackson.
– We see Orton and Barrett making their way to the ring backstage.
(6) WWE Title Match: Randy Orton (c) vs Wade Barrett. Nexus is out to attack Orton before the match. They are beating him down in the isle way. Referees are out to break it up. Orton is favoring his knee. Back from a break it seems as if the match is on. Cole says that he got a text during the commercial break stating that Nexus is band from ringside. Barrett nails Wasteland but as he goes for the cover John Cena runs in a pulls out the referee and gives Orton the AA. Nexus comes out and chases Cena away through the crowd. Orton hits the RKO on Barrett and retains the title.
– The Miz is out to cash in his Money in the Bank contract.
(7) WWE Title Match: Randy Orton (c) vs The Miz. Miz is working over the injured knee of Orton. Randy goes for the RKO and Miz blocks it into the Skull Crushing Finale for the win and the WWE Title!!!!
– Miz celebrates with Riley as the show closes.