Will there be dancing? Will there be wigs split? We find out NEXT!
Mark Henry vs. Great Khali
Khali takes the fight to Henry with a couple of chest chops, then a big one to the head, which sends Henry to the outside. Khali follows him slowly, but Henry rolls back in, catches Khali with a corner splash coming back in, and lifts him up for a BIG World's Strongest Slam! Three count.
(Had to take a phone call, so I'm more or less guessing on the last part from what I saw in the replay.)
Winner: Mark Henry
We get a preview of Miz kicking some ass in "The Marine 3: Homefront", coming out on DVD! Speaking of Mr. Mizard, here he comes, as MizTV with Del Rio and Swagger is NEXT!
Zeb Coulter, Jack Swagger, Ricardo Rodriguez, and Albero Del Rio all in the ring. Miz cuts to the chase, makes the introductions. Miz starts off with Zeb and Jack, bringing up the YouTube vids and their issues with America and Del Rio. Zeb brings up Glenn Beck "chickening out." There's your glancing shot. Coulter brings up 11 million "undocumented" workers in the country. He says they are what they are, illegal immigrants. Supposedly, the country wants to grant them amnesty as a first step to citizenship. Coulter brings up how Alberto and his people drain "real Americans." Alberto objects to that. Miz allows Alberto to talk, but Del Rio wants Coulter to continue. Coulter brings up facts, such as it taking 10 years for an individual to claim citizenship in Mexico and that a foreigner cannot own land in Mexico. He goes on to say that Alberto is influencing people to cross borders and take jobs from "real Americans" and that America belongs to them and not Del Rio. Coulter goes so far as to call illegal immigrants "criminals", and Alberto is fuming, shouting him down. He tells Coulter that America belongs to neither of them, it belongs to everyone. Two weeks before, Del Rio had only heard of people like Coulter, and unfortunately, now he knows one. He hates bullies like Coulter and Swagger who hide behind the Constitution, and challenges Swagger to fight if he has a problem with Del Rio. Swagger says "WE" will see Del Rio at Wrestlemania. WE...THE...PEOPLE!
Very interesting, emotional piece right there. Should be even more interesting to see where this goes with Swagger's DUI.
Randy Orton in action against Antonio Cesaro...NEXT!
Old School comes to Monday Night Raw next week!
We see on WWEActive that Coulter objected to Miz's "bias" as an interviewer, setting him up for an ambush from Swagger. WE THE PEOPLE OBJECT!
Non-Title Match: US Champion Antonio Cesaro vs. Randy Orton
Antonio with an headlock and a shoulder block. He locks in another head lock to Orton, who pushes him off, floats over, and hits a clothesline, followed by a throw for a two count. Cesaro with a boot and an European uppercut to the back of Orton's head. Deadlift gutwrench suplex gets a two count for Cesaro. Love that spot by Cesaro. Orton fights out of a sleeper, but Antonio lays into Orton with some sharp uppercuts. Orton fires back with some clotheslines out of the corner, then a snap powerslam. Snakebite DDT countered by Cesaro, who hangs Orton up on the ropes. Orton reverses a whip, Cesaro gets the boot up, goes for the Very European...RKO OUT OF NOWHERE! Three count!
Cesaro dropped in three minutes? Not a good sign.
Winner: Randy Orton
Kane and Daniel Bryan agree they need to be on the same page when they face the Primetime Players. Bryan even insists on handling it by himself, and claims he could do it blindfolded. Kane scoffs and says he should be the one to take care of Young and Titus with one hand tied behind his back. They argue back and forth before Vickie...and "Team Bricky" Brad Maddox...interrupting Hell No, and each other, saying that Team Hell will do just that, facing the Primetime Players, with Bryan blindfolded, and Kane down one arm. They head off laughing as Bryan is dumbfounded that he won't be able to see.
Cole and Lawler bring up the Oscars, and Cole brings up a vignette from WM 21, when Wrestlemania "went Hollywood", and we see the "Few Good Men" parody with JBL and Cena. Very good parody. We then find out that Sheamus plans on presenting some "Oscar award snubs" next. RIVETING!
Sheamus is out next...and he looks quite dapper in that rented tux of his. He says he was disappointed with the Academy last night, not because of Ben Affleck's weird speech, Jen Garner's dive into the audience, or whether Seth McFarlane was funny or not. BAZINGA! It's about how they snubbed one of the greatest actors of the 21st Century...Wade Barrett. We see a trailer of "Dead Man Down." Sheamus shows another trailer, and "lauds" Barrett for his amazing skills on the silver screen, and was amazed that he was even in it until someone pointed it out to him. Barrett out now, and says green has never been a more appropiate color on Sheamus, as envy's seeping out his every pore. Barrett's going to be a global movie star, and all Sheamus will be doing when Barrett's on the red carpet is returning the tux and drowning his sorrows. Sheamus agrees, and warns Barrett that there will be paparazzi there to capture Wade's good side...which Sheamus has a hard time finding with Barrett's nose as it is. ZING! Barrett tries a Bullhammer, Sheamus ducks and goes for a Brogue Kick, but Barrett ducks out and retreats.
Not exactly the buildup I'd used for a Sheamus-Barrett feud, but if it means seeing these two duke it out, I'm game.
Punk and Cena's seemingly final battle, and a shot to face Rock at Wrestlemania, is later tonight, and we hear from The Shield, who has a message for the fans.
R-Truth vs. Cody Rhodes
Damien Sandow on commentary for tonight. Truth with a shoulder block and a float over, Cody gets an elbow up. Cody whips Truth to the corner, hangs up his leg up on the... (Continues on next page)