Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, January 14th, 2013 (USA Network)
Location: The Toyota Center in Houston, Texas
Results by Jonathan Sullivan
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
We are live in Houston, TX. Michael Cole quickly welcomes the home audience. We go to the ring where Mr. McMahon is standing by. He welcomes everyone to the 20th anniversary of Raw and naturally everyone goes nuts. McMahon says through the years, what we've seen most every Monday is entertainment and lays the statistic that over 4 billion viewers have enjoyed the show over the past 20 years. McMahon says everyone has enjoyed Raw for one reason: he's a certifiable iconic genius! He announces John Cena Vs. Dolph Ziggler in a Steel Cage and hypes up The Rock's impending concert.
The Big Show comes out to rain on McMahon's parade. Show grabs a mic and tells McMahon that the 20th anniversary celebration is going to have to wait. Show says they need to address the "travesty" that happened to him on Smackdown. McMahon says he doesn't like being told what to do, being interrupted, or being referred to by his first name. Show tries to get back on topic, but McMahon interrupts and says Show's lost weight. Show says he's been cutting back on the carbs, but McMahon meant the fact he is no longer wearing the World Heavyweight Championship. Show once again tries to discuss the travesty, but McMahon says it's easier to just roll the footage from Friday. Show tries to stop that from happening, but what McMahon says goes and he points to the TitanTron.
We see the ending few minutes of Show's title loss on Smackdown where Alberto Del Rio dumps the announce table onto the "World's Largest Athlete" to win the match and the championship. JBL hypes up the win as he's alongside Cole and Jerry Lawler at the announce table. We go back live. Show says he wasn't prepared for that type of match on Friday and insinuates that Booker T did it to make Del Rio into a hero for the Latinos. Show says Booker is jealous of him and his iron-clad contract. Show says that the contract makes everyone else "inferior" to him. McMahon asks Show what he wants him to do. Show suggests that McMahon strip Del Rio of the World Heavyweight Championship.
Del Rio's music hits and out comes Ricardo Rodriguez to introduce the new World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio makes his way out normally instead of in a car. Rodriguez carries a bucket behind Del Rio as they both head to the ring. Del Rio says then when someone calls out Show he comes off like a "crying little baby". Del Rio gets into the ring and tells Show to "do something about it" instead of complaining to McMahon about it. Del Rio suggests they meet tonight for the World Heavyweight Championship. A "Si" chant breaks out in the Houston crowd. Show vetoes that idea and says he's not prepared to face him tonight. Del Rio asks Show what he needs to prepare for since he's so much "bigger" and "stronger". Del Rio tells Show to show some "cajones" for once in his life.
Show says he's not going to waste his rematch tonight and will fight Del Rio when he wants to. Show says the perfect place for their rematch is at the Royal Rumble. Show says a smart man like himself chooses the battleground and says that when that PPV is over, they'll only be talking about him. Show says at the Rumble he will knock Del Rio out and take back his championship before telling Del Rio to enjoy his 15 minutes of fame. Del Rio insults him in Spanish and Show tells him to speak "English". Del Rio translates his insult as "fat jackass". Show asks the crowd if they're okay with the World Champion insulting him like that, resulting in another "Si" chant. Show asks what the letter C has to do with anything. Del Rio says he has a present for Show. Rodriguez picks up the bucket, and Show threatens to break his spine in half if he throws water on Show's suit. Rodriguez shrugs and tosses the bucket, resulting in a batch of confetti covering Show. Show charges at Rodriguez, and Del Rio once again saves his friend. Del Rio connects with a hurricanrana then kicks him in the corner, causing Show to escape to the outside. McMahon happily "introduces" Del Rio and shakes his hand.
As Del Rio celebrates we go to the announce table to join Cole, Lawler, and JBL. They hype the Cena/Ziggler Steel Cage match as well as The Rock's concert.
RAW Moment (2009): Bob Barker hosts the show. He gets into Chris Jericho's face and karate chops Chavo Guerrero.
I.C. Champ Wade Barrett is already in the ring. "Voices" plays, bringing out his opponent Randy Orton. They hype his match against Antonio Cesaro this Wednesday on Main Event
Match #1: Randy Orton Vs. *WWE I.C. Champion* Wade Barrett
Orton backs Barrett in the corner and breaks clean before the count of 5. They lock up and this time Barrett sends Orton into the corner but cheapshots instead of a clean break. Orton reverses an Irish whip and connects with the Thesz press combo. Barrett rolls to the outside, and Orton quickly follows. Barrett tries to slam Orton's head into the announce table but Orton blocks it and instead sends him into the announce table face-first. Orton backdrops Barrett right on the barricade and rolls him in. Orton goes for the cover but only gets 2. Orton does a sort-of "Garvin Stomp" combo then hits a running kick to the head. Barrett attempts a clothesline but Orton ducks and clotheslines him out to the floor. Orton is in control as we go to commercial.
Orton is breaking out of a reverse chinlock as we come back from break. He's successful but runs into a Barrett kneelift right to the gut. Barrett slaps on another reverse chinlock and the Houston crowd tries to wake up "The Viper". Orton breaks out again and kicks Barrett in the face during a backdrop attempt. Barrett responds with a... (Continues on next page)