Pyro goes off, and Jerry Lawler welcomes us to Monday Night Raw. He immediatly begins hyping John Laurinatis' job evaluation by Triple H, and the fact that today, there is no Michael Cole. As he mentions Michael Cole, he pops up onto the screen. He welcomes us all to Monday Night Raw. He want's to start by making a few apologies. He says sorry to Jerry Lawler for their whole feud, saying he just got caught in the moment. He also apologises to JR. He says 1 person, who he's not sorry for, is Daniel Bryan. As a result of this, he saw Triple H before the show, and sorted out a few things. 1st of, the Raw SuperShows are ending, they are going back into the usual format. Next, he is permantley moving to Smackdown, but not as a commentator, but as a manager. He says that he can't let Jerry Lawler commentate the whole show by himself, so here has suggested a new one. He is the former ECW announcer - Joey Styles
Joey comes down to the ring, but Jerry is moaning about having this person as his partner again. He also said that he doesn't accept Cole's apology. Joey offers a handshake, but Jerry refuses. Joey says it's nice to be back, and says that today couldn't be a better day to come back, as Johnny Ace will be getting fired today. Jerry says his name is John Laurinaitis, and show some respect. Their argument is paused when they see Brodus Clay and his dancers make their way to the ring
Tyler Reks w/Curt Hawkins beat Brodus Clay w/Naomi and Ariane
Finish: Good Opening Match. Brodus Clay hit's a T-Bone Suplex when William Regal comes to ringside and distracts the referee, and while all this is happening, Curt gives Reks a pair off Brass Knuckles, who knocks out the Funkasaurus for 3. After the match, Regal goes to the top rope and nails Clay with a Macho Elbow.
Backstage Interview with John Laurinaitis. He's asked if he's worried about losing his job tonight. He says that last night, he called the match right down the middle. If the Board of Directors didn't want him to be impartial, then he has reason to lose his job. But tonight, we will find out the 5 challengers, for CM Punk's world Title. Now, John says he doesn't want any alliances in the match, so for our 1st qualifier, it will be Dolph Ziggler vs Jack Swagger. Also tonight , it will be CM Punk vs John Cena, and if Punk wins - John Cena vs The Rock at Wrestlemania, will not be for the WWE Championship. However, if John wins, then on the day after Elimination Chamber, John Cena will recieve a WWE Championship Match against the winner of the Elimination Chamber, and has the right to carry it into his Wrestlemania Match.
Dolph Ziggler beat Jack Swagger
Elimination Chamber Qualifier.
Finish: Dolph has been in control for the whole match, and he has Jack in the figure four, but Swagger turns over. The hold is released, but Dolph is 1st to his feet and put Jack in the Ankle Lock, which forces Swagger to tap out. Dolph celebrates in the ring, and spits on Jack. He grabs a mic, and just proved that Jack Swagger was just holding him back. Next week Dolph vs Jack - for the services of Vickie
CM Punk beat John Cena
Finish: Cena has a new attire, a black t-shirt with EMBRACE THE HATE written on the back. Back and Forth Match, with Cena just hitting a spin out powerbomb when Kane comes out and uppercuts Cena - who turn straight into a GTS for 3. Cena slowly gets to his feet, and slowly smiles and laughs, and hugs Kane
Christian's music hit's, and he comes down to the ring. He says last night, was the biggest night of his career so far. He won, the Royal Rumble match. At Wrestlemania, he has the chance to become a 6 time world champion. He knows that the Supershows has ended, but he, along with Epico and Primo, are eligible to appear on both shows, as they have a multi-brand title, and he, has a title oppotunity, for any title he wants, at the showcase of the immortals - Wrestlemania. Drew McIntyre comes out. He says that he is here visiting his Raw buddies for the 1st time since his trade, and want's to stop Christian from talking a load of Crap. Christian say's sorry, but who got elminated by two girls at the Royal Rumble. Who has lost to Santino already. And who has to hit a girl to make a statement. Drew says can he remember the battle of the Sexes. You physically beat Trish Stratus and Lita, so don't be such a hypocr... at this point Christian spears Drew and poses for the crowd
Kane and The Miz beat Zack Ryder and Goldust
Elimination Chamber Qualifier
Finish: Squash match. The Miz works over Ryders Stomach and hit's a snap suplex, and then hip tosses Goldust into the ring. He tags Kane, who chokeslams Ryder at the same time as The Miz hits a Skull Crushing Finale on Goldust for 3. After the match Kane hit's a running powerslam to The Miz and goes backstage
Triple H and John Laurinaitis are shown entering the arena earlier today, and they remind us about John Laurinaitis job review later today. They announce the next two entrants into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2012, and they are the New Age Outlaws. A video Package is shown and Billy Gunn and Road Dogg come out to the ring. Before they can get into their usual routine Edge comes out from behind and nails them both with a chair, before heading backstage
Triple H comes down to the ring with a clipboard. He asks John Laurinatis to join him in the ring. John Laurinaitis comes out to the ring, and Triple H begins by saying Mr Laurinaitis, at which John interrupts, and says that, as Mr Excitment, he needs a more exciting name, so call him Johnny Ace. Triple H begins again and says, Mr Ace, here I have 3 boxes, initative, unpredictability, and staff satusfaction. He needs all 3 of these boxes ticked, to be named the permantant General Manager of Raw. Earlier on, he asked all WWE roster members, asking if they supported the interim general manager, and the results were 51:49 in favour of yes. Next about unpredictability, he says that he still hasn't given up despite being universally hated, so that's good enough for him. At this point, Dolph Ziggler comes out and Zig-Zags Triple H. He then ticks all the boxes, and him and Ace stand high
R-Truth beat William Regal
Elimination Chamber Qualifier
Finish: Decent 10 minute match. Regal was dominating until Truth hit the Suplex-Stunner and the Little Jimmy for the 3 count.
Joey Styles and Jerry Lawler recap the results of Royal Rumble and tonight. They announce that Daniel Bryan, Big Show, and Mark Henry are automatically in the Smackdown Elimination Chamber Match, and there in a beat the clock challenge, for the number 6 spot in the Chamber. He ends by seeing Chris Jericho and Kofi Kingston make their way into the ring
Chris Jericho beat Kofi Kingston
Elimination Chamber Qualifier
Finish: 20 minute match. Back and Forth Match. Kofi Kingston goes for a missile dropkick, but Jericho catches his legs and locks in the walls of Jericho. Kofi, after a half minute of struggling, Kofi taps out. After the match, Jericho celebrates and grabs a "End of the World as you Know It" sign, and smashes it over a stirring Kofi's head to end the show